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Yakuza: Like A Dragon Is An Absolute Gift (Xbox Series X Preview)

We’ve closed the book on our beloved protagonist in Kazuma Kiryu. Through seven mainline games, we grew to care about a man who fought for the people he loved most and tried to do the right thing no matter his circumstances–and also did his best to resolve some of the most ridiculous situations of everyday people. As we enter Yakuza: Like A Dragon, we begin anew in the series with fresh faces and revamped gameplay mechanics. And after putting a few hours into it on Xbox Series X, Like A Dragon hit me with everything I love most about the series while standing strong as its own spirited game.

Every time I talk about the Yakuza games, I also point to its perfect blend of outlandish humor and captivating melodrama–consistently hitting the right notes at the right moments. It has always been outward in its expression of modern Japanese culture

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Best Thank You Gift Ideas

More than any other type of present, the art of the thank-you gift is all about showing the recipient that time and consideration went into its selection (which is why a re-gift is never a good option). Personalization is essential for handwritten notes, as well. If you take the time to write and express your gratitude—whether it be to a teacher, mentor, or a weekend host—they’ll know the sentiments are really about them, and not just a copy-and-paste job.

When determining how to say thank you beyond the note, one of the first things to decide is whether you want to send the gift or give it in person. Etiquette pros suggest the taking cues from the occasion. A key rule of thumb is to avoid gifts that could end up being a burden to you or the recipient—which is why sending thank you after is never a bad idea.

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$300M gift to Missouri S&T sets record for MO university giving

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A St. Louis couple have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education.

The gift from Fred Kummer, who graduated from the institution now known as Missouri S&T in 1955, and his wife June was announced Monday.

The record-setting donation will allow the university to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, bolster the economic in Rolla and provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students.

The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday. (Photo: Missouri S&T)

“This gift is transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state,” said Mo Dehghani, Missouri S&T chancellor, in a news release.

Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. The 8,000-student campus in Rolla is part

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Missouri University of Science and Technology gets $300M

Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla announced Monday it has received a gift of $300 million — which it says is the largest single donation to any college in the state.

The gift is from St. Louis businessman Fred Kummer and his wife, June, who are alumni of the school and longtime donors.

The money will start a foundation to support Missouri S&T, establish the Kummer Institute for Student Success, Research and Economic Development, as well as a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship. It also will develop new areas for research, provide numerous scholarships, and fellowships for high-achieving students, university officials said.

Some of the money will go toward expansion, renovation and construction of campus buildings. A new lecture series is to be established, and a shuttle service between S&T and St. Louis is planned to bring students from that metropolitan area to the campus.

“This gift

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Missouri University Of Science And Technology Receives $300 Million Gift, The Largest In Missouri Higher Education History

Missouri University of Science and Technology(Missouri S and T) announced today that it had received a $300 million donation, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education. St. Louis businessman and Missouri S and T alum Fred Kummer and his wife June are giving the money to a foundation they created that will support several initiatives at the university.

The Kummers’ gift will be administered by The Kummer Institute Foundation. Funds from the foundation will support several new initiatives at Missouri S&T, including:

  • A new research and development entity modeled after other university-affiliated centers like the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California and the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland. The new organization will be the home to four new research
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‘Transformational’ $300M gift to Missouri S&T sets new record for MO higher ed giving

A St. Louis couple have donated $300 million to a foundation that will support Missouri University of Science and Technology, the largest single gift in the history of Missouri higher education.



a view of a city: The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday.


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The Missouri University of Science and Technology, known as Missouri S&T, announced the gift Monday.

The gift from Fred Kummer, who graduated from the institution now known as Missouri S&T in 1955, and his wife June was announced Monday.

The record-setting donation will allow the university to establish a school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, bolster the economic in Rolla and provide numerous scholarships and fellowships for students.

“This gift is transformative for S&T, the Rolla region and our state,” said Mo Dehghani, Missouri S&T chancellor, in a news release.

Missouri S&T was founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. The 8,000-student campus in Rolla is part of

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Marian University gets $24M gift for engineering school

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marian University’s plans to open an engineering school have gotten a $24 million boost from a family which owns a company that makes custom, die-cut components for several industries.

The Indianapolis school announced the gift from the Witchger family last week. Officials said the university was now halfway to its $50 million fundraising goal for the engineering school, following more than $1 million that’s been raised from several other donors.

The planned E.S. Witchger School of Engineering will be named for the Witchger family’s patriarch. The family owns and operates Indianapolis-based Marian Inc., which supplies parts for the medical, electronics and automotive industries.


Money raised to date will go toward start-up costs, including facilities and equipment, endowed scholarships, endowed faculty positions, curriculum design and student recruitment, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.

The university expects the school’s first class will be welcomed in fall 2022. After graduating its

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Missouri S&T announces ‘transformative’ $300 million gift

ROLLA, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis businessman and his wife have donated $300 million to a foundation to support Missouri University of Science and Technology in what the university said is believed to be the largest single gift to a higher education institution in Missouri.

The school announced the gift Monday from Fred and June Kummer. He is the founder and chairman of St. Louis-based HBE Corp., a design and build firm for health care that he began in 1960.

Kummer is a 1955 civil engineering graduate of Missouri S&T, which was then known as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy.

The university will use the gift to establish a new school of innovation and entrepreneurship, develop new areas for research, and provide scholarships and fellowships for students.

Chancellor Mo Dehghani called it “transformative.” The funds will make Missouri S&T a leading center of innovation and entrepreneurship,

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The Real Reason Carrie Underwood Released Her Christmas Album As Early as She Did

When country music superstar Carrie Underwood announced in the summer of 2020 that she planned on releasing her first-ever Christmas album, her fans went wild with excitement.

Considering that most Christmas albums release in late October, the Sept. 25 drop of Underwood’s My Gift was super early.

Here’s why the American Idol champ decided to gift her fans when she did.

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Underwood’s 1st holiday music album

Underwood announced in July 2020 of her plans to release her very first holiday music album, titled My Gift. While she’s performed holiday tunes in the past, My Gift marks her first complete album in the genre.

In the album’s trailer in July 2020 the mother of two revealed how she decided this was the year to release a holiday song collection.

“This year,” she said, “it was just kind of on my heart to do

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Give the Hardworking Man or Woman in Your Life the Perfect Gift Using Carhartt’s Annual Holiday Gift Guide

DEARBORN, Mich., Oct. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — With the holiday season closely approaching, Carhartt, America’s premium workwear brand since 1889, has once again launched its annual Holiday Gift Guide for all of the hardworking people on your shopping list. With gear to cover you from head to toe, Carhartt has something for everyone.

The Carhartt Washed Duck Insulated Active Jac is an updated version of the company’s iconic J130 Active Jac. Every detail, from the hood drawcords with cord locks to the updated zipper design for smoother use and durability, this jacket was designed for the hardworking people who need it day-in and day-out. Made with heavyweight cotton duck lined with 3M™ Thinsulate, it’ll offer exceptional warmth all winter long!

The Midweight Hooded Logo Sweatshirt is the perfect midweight hoodie for everyday wear. With Carhartt durability, triple-stitched seams, and a front handwarmer pocket, this cotton blend sweatshirt is the perfect

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