On this day: Washington creates the Purple Heart

first_img Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSHistory ChannelPurple Heart Previous articleChange…Next articleApopka Teachers Shop with a Cop Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 On This Day in History: August 7th, 1782From The History ChannelOn this day in 1782, in Newburgh, New York, General George Washington, the commander in chief of the Continental Army, creates the “Badge for Military Merit,” a decoration consisting of a purple, heart-shaped piece of silk, edged with a narrow binding of silver, with the word Merit stitched across the face in silver. The badge was to be presented to soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action” and permitted its wearer to pass guards and sentinels without challenge.The honoree’s name and regiment were also to be inscribed in a “Book of Merit.”Washington’s “Purple Heart” was awarded to only three known soldiers during the Revolutionary War: Elijah Churchill, William Brown and Daniel Bissell, Jr. The “Book of Merit” was lost, and the decoration was largely forgotten until 1927, when General Charles P. Summerall, the U.S. Army chief of staff, sent an unsuccessful draft bill to Congress to “revive the Badge of Military Merit.” In 1931, Summerall’s successor, General Douglas MacArthur, took up the cause, hoping to reinstate the medal in time for the bicentennial of George Washington’s birth.On February 22, 1932, Washington’s 200th birthday, the U.S. War Department announced the creation of the “Order of the Purple Heart.”In addition to aspects of Washington’s original design, the new Purple Heart also displays a bust of Washington and his coat of arms. The Order of the Purple Heart, the oldest American military decoration for military merit, is awarded to members of the U.S. armed forces who have been killed or wounded in action against an enemy. It is also awarded to soldiers who have suffered maltreatment as prisoners of war.For more information on this day in history, go here. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Jenkins announces new center in Mexico

first_imgNotre Dame plans to open an office in Mexico City, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced Friday. “It’s a first step, with lots more to do, in making Mexico City one of seven global gateways in the world from which we can launch student and faculty exchanges, engage in joint research and build partnerships with business and with your great academic institutions,” Jenkins said in a speech to the Club de Industriales in Mexico City, which the University made public in a press release.Jenkins said Mexico is “indispensable,” and the University wants to be a part of the nation’s future. “Notre Dame is excited by the promise of innovation and applied research in collaboration with Mexican businesses and universities,” he said. “In the long run, all of that may very well buttress economies and help people out of poverty in both of our countries.”The University currently partners with the Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla two hours from Mexico City and has a site coordinator for study abroad students there, but a Mexico City center would be the sixth in a network of Notre Dame “Global Gateways” that includes London, Dublin, Jerusalem, Rome and Beijing, each with its own faculty and staff, academic programs and ability to sponsor research and events.Jenkins said while the University initially looked to Europe and Asia to build global partnerships, establishing a Mexico City center is part of an effort to direct attention southward.“That orientation is critical for understanding the changing demographics of the United States,” Jenkins said. “It is critical for higher education. And it is critical for the future of the Catholic Church in the United States. It is also critical to confronting economic and social issues of the Americas North and South; and how Catholic educators in both hemispheres come to terms with providing the great equalizer — a good education — to rich and poor alike.”According to Paul Browne, University vice president for public affairs and communications, there is currently no concrete timeline for the project.The University’s ties to Mexico date back to the late 1800s, according to Browne. “Fr. Zahm, who was the vice president of Notre Dame at the time, was a scholar on Latin American geology and archaeology and he went on digs in Mexico for some artifacts. … During his exposure, he saw an opportunity to get Mexican students to Notre Dame, he arranged for private train cars all the way from Chihuahua to South Bend,” Browne said. According to Browne, there are currently 35 students from Mexico studying full time at the University.In the speech, Jenkins criticized divisive comments directed at Mexico and Mexicans living in the United States, calling such comments “churlish, insulting political theater, for certain.”“The vitriol directed at the Irish — felt by Irishmen serving in the U.S. Army who defected to Mexico — and later the Italians, and other waves of immigrants to the United States — sadly is not a thing of the past; certainly not for Mexicans in the United States who have been slandered in extraordinary ways, as has Mexico itself,” Jenkins said. Tags: Fr. John Jenkins, Global Gateway, Mexicolast_img read more

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Hurricane Dorian Relief Drive

first_imgWe are collecting supplies for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas! You can drop off your donations at the 850 WFTL studios at 701 Northpoint Parkway, West Palm Beach, FL 33407 on Wednesday, September 4th starting at 6am!Items needed:Non-perishable food itemsMeals ready to eat (MREs)Can openers (manual)WaterWater filtration devicesToiletriesWomen’s hygiene itemsDiapersBaby wipes/wet wipesDisinfectantsBaby itemsBaby formulaAir mattressesCotsBlanketsSleeping bagsFlashlightsBatteriesInsect repellentTentsTarpsBiodegradable bagsCloth bagsFirst aid kitsFirst-aid suppliesSolar-powered chargersDisposable eating utensils & suppliesPortable radiosGeneratorsLarge trash bagsButane canistersGlovesPortable stoveslast_img read more

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Donegal dad defies MS to take on one of the world’s toughest races

first_imgConor Carey is about to become Ireland’s first person with progressive MS to take on one of the world’s toughest cycling challenges.Inishowen native Conor, aged 45, was diagnosed with MS three years ago. The disease came as a shock to the father-of-two, but he took on advice from medics to change his outlook on life and strive for good health.In just one week, Conor is heading to the Alps to take part in the Cykelnerven in aid of the International Fund for Research into Progressive MS and Donegal Multiple Sclerosis. This race is Europe’s most unique and challenging charity cycling event, charting over 355km of the toughest climbs from the Tour De France.Conor CareyBut Conor has the training and mindset to face all the physical and mental challenges that come with this race.“Although living with MS is challenging, but I remain positive and enjoy life as much as I can. I have a strong faith and loving support and hopefully a cure for this terrible disease is right around the corner,” he said.If you would like to support Conor’s charity challenge in aid of MS supports and research, please visit the GoFundMe page here: https://www.gofundme.com/progressive-ms-research Donegal dad defies MS to take on one of the world’s toughest races was last modified: June 10th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Oakland Athletics sold 48,000 (and counting) tickets for wild card game

first_imgNot in six years have the Oakland A’s hosted a postseason game at the Coliseum. In case you haven’t heard, the A’s will un-tarp Mt. Davis and host the Tampa Bay Rays for the 2019 American League wild card game on Wednesday, and more than 48,000 tickets have been sold for the event, per the team. With Mt. Davis, the Coliseum’s capacity can reach around 55,000 (the record is 56,310 for a July, 2018 game against the San Francisco Giants, prior to some renovations that impacted capacity).The game …last_img read more

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New-look Warriors: Myers, Kerr say they’re excited for something different

first_imgGone may be the expectations of a near-certain path to the NBA Finals for the Warriors, but there was still a palpable sense of excitement exuding from both general manager Bob Myers and coach Steve Kerr at media day.Their unfettered enthusiasm flies in the face of the Warriors’ daunting challenge of trying to keep on winning after losing players who’d won a combined 14 NBA Championship rings here between them.Moving on were Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala, Shaun Livingston and four others who …last_img read more

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Weekly Case Study: Virtualization Fits with Tight Federal Funding

first_imgTags:#cloud#RWCloudSponsored Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts alex williamscenter_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Transit Authority of River City (TARC) is like a lot of groups funded by the U.S. federal government. The agency receives limited funds. Any project that requires servers has to be thought through to get as much out of it as possible.To get the most out of its funding, TARC turned to virtualization. The results? Server consolidation, cost savings and a reduction in power usage.Download White Paper PDFVirtualization Fits with Tight Federal Funding 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Google Play Introduces PayPal Support

first_imgIn a blog post Thursday, Google announced it will support PayPal as a payment option for Google Play purchases starting in 12 countries, including the U.S., UK, Germany, Canada, Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. For those Google Play customers, PayPal will now appear as a purchasing option in one’s Google Wallet, which is Google’s mobile solution for storing and spending with credit, debit, gift and loyalty cards; users need only enter their credentials at checkout to purchase with PayPal.Google also announced expanded support for carrier billing—the ability to place Google Play purchases on one’s phone bill—as well as Google Play developer support in 13 new countries and buyer currency support in 28 new countries, which means developers can now tailor pricing for their apps in up to 60 different countries. Tags:#Android#Google#Google developers#Google Play#Google Play developers#mobile#PayPal#PayPal Google Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… anthony myers Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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Rivero brothers out of Green Archers

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLa Salle continues to lose key cogs from its core in the past two seasons.High-flying Ricci Rivero and brother Prince are reportedly out of the squad along with third-string guard Brent Paraiso over what the school calls a violation of certain university policies.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers In this connection, team members Prince Rivero, Ricci Rivero, and Brent Paraiso have requested to go on leave from the basketball team to honor their contractual obligations to their existing endorsements. 3/4ADVERTISEMENT This will allow the players to focus on the games and team practices without any restrictions. 2/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Prince, Ricci, and Brent are currently enrolled in the University and are attending their respective classes. 4/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018The statement did not expound on what endorsement deals violated university rules.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the Riveros and  Paraiso may have been axed on a more serious violation but gave no further details.Ricci, 19, experienced a huge surge in his performance this past UAAP Season 80, averaging 13.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.6 steals in his sophomore year, which merited him a spot in the Mythical Team.His stellar play also earned him an invite to Gilas Pilipinas coach Chot Reyes’ “23-for-23” cadet list for the 2023 Fiba World Cup.With the Riveros leading the way, La Salle won a UAAP title and a runnerup finish over the last two seasons. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Perasol not putting too much pressure on prized recruit Gozum Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. — DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises The brothers’ departure is just the latest in a string of exits from La Salle following head coach Aldin Ayo bolting to University of Santo Tomas and two-time UAAP MVP Ben Mbala deciding to turn pro in Mexico.INQUIRER.net tried to get the side of all parties involved, but they have yet to respond to the queries. MOST READ UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims PLAY LIST 01:32UAAP Season 81: Racela says he’ll be ‘surprised’ if Ateneo loses a game in elims02:34UAAP SEASON 80 PREVIEW: DLSU GREEN ARCHERS00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES La Salle’s Office of Sports Development, meanwhile, issued a statement clarifying that the Riveros and Paraiso are still enrolled in Taft, but were asked to go on leave from the team after enforcing a policy “that prohibits players to enter into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities.”De La Salle University – Office Of Sports Development’s Official Statement:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe DLSU Men’s Basketball Team management announces that they have implemented a policy that prohibits players to enter into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities. 1/4— DLSU Sports (@dlsusports) February 2, 2018 Read Next AFP official booed out of forum John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View commentslast_img read more

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India to take on Sri Lanka in first ODI today

first_imgIndia captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said adapting quickly to the conditions would be key to his team’s success in the first cricket one-dayer against Sri Lanka here on Saturday.A rejuvenated India will start their new season with the first ODI of the five-match series at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, a ground where the visitors will make their debut on Saturday.”It’s a new venue. Conditions change in the afternoon, it’s quite windy out here. The strong winds can be a factor. Not only the bowlers, but the batsmen and the fielders also need to get used to the conditions,” Dhoni said at the pre-match press conference.”This is a big field. So, the fielders will have to see that batsmen do not make twos into threes which is quite normal in a one-day game. It’s good we are practising under lights today, so we will get to know what to expect in the second innings,” he added.Dhoni acknowledged that the extended break was very helpful for his side.”Everybody is looking fresh. Everyone is putting in a lot of effort. There is more energy. This increased energy and freshness is definitely a big plus for us,” he said.”We are mentally and physically fresh after this rest. During this break we got time to work on our fitness.”last_img read more

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