David Carter might be pretty unrecognizable at his day job as a baggage handler at Philadelphia International Airport. But when he returns home to play video games, his one million followers join. There’s no doubt about his ability to benefit from the rise of E-sports. Meanwhile, there is some uncertainty about the future of St. Laurentius Church in Fishtown. A developer was set to redevelop the shuttered building, but continued damage to the facade is drawing that plan into question.
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Meet David Carter. The Drexel Hill husband and father tosses luggage at Philly’s airport by day. But it’s in his basement where his other life has really taken off.
To his nearly 1 million online followers, Carter is known as iPodKingCarter. Over the years, he’s become one of the most visible gaming figures around.
For all of you parents out there who tell your children that video games are a waste of time, you might want to see how much Carter makes off of them.
For years, Voloshin has fought to redevelop the church into apartments — facing numerous delays and setbacks. Monday’s incident just adds one more complication.
Hundreds of people have already been shot in Philly this year and many have survived thanks to the work of trauma surgeons. But cheating death is just the beginning of a difficult journey to find the resources needed to adapt to a new life.
The struggles faced by shooting victims are typically overlooked. But an Inquirer investigation caught the attention of U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans. Now, the two are joining forces to address the issue on a national level and make it easier for victims to find the resources available to them.
About 1,400 people were shot last year in Philadelphia, where gun violence survivors face an average of $46,632 in medical costs, according to the Department of Public Health.
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