Corky Lee, known for photographing Asian America, dies at 73

first_imgCorky Lee, a photojournalist who spent five decades spotlighting the often ignored Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, has died. He was 73. His family said in a statement that Lee died Wednesday in Queens, New York, of complications from COVID-19. The self-described “undisputed unofficial Asian American Photographer Laureate,” Lee used his eye to pursue what he saw as “photographic justice.” He was present at many seminal moments impacting Asian America over a 50-year career. He was also a founding member of the New York chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. A private funeral service will be held in New York.last_img

Wolf Administration Advises Motorists to Avoid Interstate 78 West of Allentown As Crews Clear Multi-Vehicle Crash, Urge Caution Traveling in Areas Across State

first_imgWolf Administration Advises Motorists to Avoid Interstate 78 West of Allentown As Crews Clear Multi-Vehicle Crash, Urge Caution Traveling in Areas Across State SHARE Email Facebook Twitter January 26, 2016center_img Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration is urging drivers to exercise caution on roadways across the state, and with continued instances of snow melt causing icing conditions, PennDOT today urged motorists to avoid Interstate 78 in the area between Allentown and Hamburg and to use caution when driving elsewhere.“Freezing rain and melted snow is causing icy conditions in many areas of the commonwealth,” said Governor Wolf. “I am urging drivers to exercise caution before traveling today, and if you can avoid driving, stay home. A major accident on I-78 west of Allentown has already caused backlogs. I applaud PennDOT and State Police for quickly responding to clear the scene but drivers should avoid I-78 if possible or be prepared for possible delays as the backlog clears.”Freezing rain across stretches of Pennsylvania created rapidly forming ice patches and PennDOT crews continue to monitor the interstates and other routes and treat as needed. Before the freezing rain started, message boards along Interstate 78 were activated urging motorists to use caution and lower speeds. The pavement had been treated beforehand.Motorists can check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles, including color-coded winter conditions on 2,900 miles, by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA, which is free and available 24 hours a day, provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information and access to more than 770 traffic cameras.Additionally, the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency has upgraded the state Emergency Operations Center has to Level three due to poor road conditions and multiple accidents in the Interstate 78 corridor.The State Police have mobilized troopers to work with local fire and police to clear the scene as quickly as possible511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA website.Follow PennDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PennDOTNews and like the department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PennsylvaniaDepartmentofTransportation.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Volleyball: Badgers win sixth straight, end Badgers Classic with sweep

first_imgFor the fifth time this season, Wisconsin volleyball has swept their opponent in straight sets.The 25-22, 25-11, 25-21 win over Kent State pushed the Badgers’ win streak to six straight games and improved their season record to 6-1, ending their time in the Badger Classic with two sweeps.The Golden Flashes fought hard, fooling the Badgers with their serve placement to keep the game close for much of its duration, so much so that UW head coach Kelly Sheffield had to give his team’s opponent credit where he felt they deserved it.“[Kent State] did a masterful job at serving,” Sheffield said. “They kept us off-balance. We really struggled for a good portion of the night. Overall, the game was a struggle…they put some really tough serves in play.”And Sheffield is not wrong in saying so.The Badgers hit just over 18 percent in the second set, riding two service streaks by juniors Haleigh Nelson and Lauren Carlini who each tallied 8 and 6 point streaks, respectively, late in the same set.But Wisconsin’s impressive serving streaks included three aces by Nelson and eight blocks by the front line which kept the Badgers more on the defensive side, as they only attempted 22 kills in the set. 15 less kill attempts than their average for the two other sets.“Something I’ve really been working on is being consistently aggressive with my serve,” Nelson said. “This weekend I really wanted to do that.”The tough win was highlighted by some impressive kills delivered by sophomore Kelli Bates, 12 kills, and Nelson who had 11 of her own.But as is the usual story, Carlini provided masterful assists, tallying 37 on the night. While attempting 70 assists in the match, she had her hands full in mixing up her schemes against a talented Kent State front court.“There’s kind of a happy medium between sticking to the game plan and realizing what their tendencies are,” Carlini said. “What’s changing as the match is going on. Being able to recognize that and distribute the ball accordingly. It gets a little difficult sometimes, but I have teammates and coaches helping me out with it, so I don’t feel alone or by myself when I’m trying to figure things like that out.”Playing at such a high level the past few games, the Badgers will look to continue their recent hot-streak next week when they take on Creighton, Kansas and Arkansas at the Creighton Classic.last_img read more

GPL PREVIEW: Kotoko to build on momentum against tepid Dwarfs

first_imgMomentum is on the side of the Procupine Warriors, and they will like to use the victory over Hearts as a rallying point to beat the hapless Dwarfs at the Baba Yara Stadium.Stand-in coach Michael Osei has a small headache, however. Key men Edwin Tuffour Frimpong and Evans Quao will not be available due to suspensions.Injury will also rob him of centre back Richard Osei Agyeman while captain and right back Amos Frimpong is with the local Black Stars. But Ahmed Adams has been back in camp.“I have to commend Adams. He’s done so well. We wanted him to stay back and return to our fold,” Osei said.“We had a situation at hand, there have been suspensions and injuries in the squad.“Evans Quao has been suspended, Edwin Tuffour is also suspended and Osei Agyeman is yet to fully recover from his injury. So in central defence, Kotoko were left with only Ohene Brenya, that’s why we called on coach Maxwell Konadu to release Adams. He did and Adams accepted to join us, foregoing the Japan trip and all the experiences and benefits that come with it,” he added. The 26-year-old had been called up to play a Japan U23 side in an international friendly on May 11 in the Far East.Meanwhile, Dwarfs will be shorn of the directness of forward Joseph Esso while the result of a late fitness test for Bright Luqman is yet to be known.CLICK HERE TO WATCH OUR VIDEO PREVIEW–MATCH FACTS Head to Head (Since 2000)Total matches played = 12Asante Kotoko wins = 7Drawn games = 4Ebusua Dwarfs wins = 1 *Asante Kotoko have won three of their last four premiership matches.(W3 D0 L1)*Ebusua Dwarfs have won just two of their last twelve premier league games.(W2 D5 L5)*Asante Kotoko have lost only one of their last nine home matches in the league. (W6 D2 L1)*Ebusua Dwarfs are winless in their last fifteen away fixtures in the premier league.(W0 D5 L10)*Asante Kotoko have won all of their last six home matches against Ebusua Dwarfs in the premiership since 2000.(W6 D0 L0) *Ebusua Dwarfs have managed only one victory against Asante Kotoko in their last eight meetings.(W1 D2 L5)*Asante Kotoko have kept just two clean sheets out of their five home games this season.*Ebusua Dwarfs have scored just one goal in their last eight away matches in the Ghana Premier League.—last_img read more