History Corps – Hamline Midway History http://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 05:02:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/hamline-midway-history-icon-150x150.jpg History Corps – Hamline Midway History http://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/ 32 32 Ukraine Crisis – Situation Report #17 (June 23, 2022) – Ukraine https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/ukraine-crisis-situation-report-17-june-23-2022-ukraine/ Fri, 24 Jun 2022 05:02:29 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/ukraine-crisis-situation-report-17-june-23-2022-ukraine/ Attachments FAST FACTS Our impact 57 hospitals, primary health centers, mobile and static medical units supported 2.9 million beneficiaries • 86,060 WASH and NFI items distributed 53,661 medical services provided 14,600 health consultations carried out 877 SMSPS services provided 606 infection prevention and control (IPC) kits distributed 516 people trained in psychological first aid Our […]]]>

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FAST FACTS

Our impact

  • 57 hospitals, primary health centers, mobile and static medical units supported

  • 2.9 million beneficiaries • 86,060 WASH and NFI items distributed

  • 53,661 medical services provided

  • 14,600 health consultations carried out

  • 877 SMSPS services provided

  • 606 infection prevention and control (IPC) kits distributed

  • 516 people trained in psychological first aid

Our footprint

  • With a history in the country dating back to 1999, we have been operating continuously in Ukraine since 2014, in response to the conflict in the east, providing medical, mental health and protection services, and IPC programs

International Medical Corps, whose history in Ukraine dates back to 1999, has been operating continuously in the country since 2014, when we began providing medical, mental health and protective services, as well as prevention and rehabilitation programs. infection control (IPC) in response to the conflict in the southeast. Following the Russian invasion in February 2022, we expanded our operations across the country, with health, mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS), protection, gender-based violence (GBV), nutrition, food security and livelihoods, and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).

International Medical Corps currently has operations in Chernihiv, Dnipro, Kyiv, Lviv, Odessa and Vinnytsia. From these operational centers, International Medical Corps also provides material support in the form of food, non-food items (NFI) and medical supplies and equipment to Donetsk, Kharkiv and Mykolaiv.

Response from the international medical profession

In response to the crisis in Ukraine, International Medical Corps is conducting health, MHPSS, GBV, nutrition and WASH programs. As the situation is different in different parts of the country, International Medical Corps provides contextual programming based on security, access and needs caused by the invasion in each region. In each context, we approach our emergency response in ways tailored to meet the specific needs of people, working closely with communities to assess and meet those needs.

In liberated areas, we focus on stabilization and recovery efforts. Our response philosophy is to rehabilitate, repair and support the health system, ensure access to emerging MHPSS, protection and WASH needs, and ensure that the local population has access to basics such as food, housing, water and money. In high-risk areas, we focus on preparedness measures ensuring that health and social systems can remain resilient to any shocks in the event of conflict. We also focus on providing services to internally displaced persons (IDPs) and residents. In accessible areas, International Medical Corps focuses on the safety and well-being of displaced people in the area.

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AAPL dividend announcement $0.0400/share 06/21/2022 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/aapl-dividend-announcement-0-0400-share-06-21-2022/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 00:28:06 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/aapl-dividend-announcement-0-0400-share-06-21-2022/ Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) declared on 06/21/2022 a dividend of $0.0400 per share payable on July 25, 2022 to shareholders of record on July 1, 2022. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE: WMC) has paid dividends since 2012, has a current dividend yield of 12.9032249451% and has increased dividends for 0 consecutive years. […]]]>

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) declared on 06/21/2022 a dividend of $0.0400 per share payable on July 25, 2022 to shareholders of record on July 1, 2022.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE: WMC) has paid dividends since 2012, has a current dividend yield of 12.9032249451% and has increased dividends for 0 consecutive years.

The market capitalization of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp is $74,871,200 and has a PE ratio of 0.00. The stock price closed yesterday at $1.24 and has a 52-week low/high of $1.10 and $3.68.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital is a real estate investment company. Co. focuses on investing, financing and managing a portfolio of real estate-related securities, entire loans and other financial assets, which Co. collectively refers to as its target assets. Co.’s target assets include: entire residential loans, entire commercial loans, commercial mezzanine loans, non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency commercial mortgage-backed securities ( CMBS), CMBS Agency, RMBS Agency, United States Government Sponsored Entity Risk Sharing Securities issued by the Federal National Mortgage Association and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, and other investments.

For more information on Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp, click here.

Current Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp dividend information as of the date of this press release is:

Dividend declaration date: June 21, 2022
Ex-dividend date: June 30, 2022
Dividend record date: July 01, 2022
Dividend payment date: July 25, 2022
Dividend amount: $0.0400

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What’s new at Mu? Benefits of the Blue Star Museum for Active Military https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/whats-new-at-mu-benefits-of-the-blue-star-museum-for-active-military/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 09:20:17 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/whats-new-at-mu-benefits-of-the-blue-star-museum-for-active-military/ The Massillon Museum is part of the national Blue Star Museum program – a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and museums across America. Blue Star Program Highlights While most Blue Star museums offer free admission to active military between Armed Forces […]]]>

The Massillon Museum is part of the national Blue Star Museum program – a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts and Blue Star Families, in conjunction with the Department of Defense and museums across America.

Blue Star Program Highlights

While most Blue Star museums offer free admission to active military between Armed Forces Day and Labor Day each year, admission to the Massillon Museum is always free. Instead, MassMu extends discounts throughout the year on classes, workshops, special events, and in-store purchases. Upcoming classes include clay earrings, drawing, family clay, yoga, oral history, sgraffito salt and pepper shakers, Tots N’ Pots, and more.

The MassMu program is available to those currently serving in the United States military (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, as well as members of the Reserves, National Guard, US Public Health Commissioned Corps and NOAA Commissioned Corps). Up to five family members can benefit from reductions. For a list of all participating museums, visit arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.

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How Mississippians Celebrate June 19 Weekend | Texas News https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/how-mississippians-celebrate-june-19-weekend-texas-news/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 15:47:00 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/how-mississippians-celebrate-june-19-weekend-texas-news/ By MICHAEL GOLDBERG, Associated Press/Report for America JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Communities across Mississippi are commemorating June 19 with events ranging from history-themed dinners to live music performances to street festivals. Most of the rallies aim to tell a story about the significance of the country’s new federal holiday. “Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of […]]]>

By MICHAEL GOLDBERG, Associated Press/Report for America

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Communities across Mississippi are commemorating June 19 with events ranging from history-themed dinners to live music performances to street festivals. Most of the rallies aim to tell a story about the significance of the country’s new federal holiday.

“Juneteenth isn’t just a celebration of food and art. It’s a celebration of substance,” said Reena Evers-Everette, the daughter of Mississippi civil rights activists Medgar Evers and Myrlie Evers- Williams “Juneteenth is about opening our eyes and our minds, gathering the courage to truly understand what our shared truths are.”

The holiday commemorates the date when news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached the slaves of Galveston, Texas. The proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, declared all slaves in the Confederate States free. Some of the newly released were unaware of their freedom until U.S. Major General Gordon Granger reached Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865, to enforce the proclamation.

“Juneteenth is about acknowledging that slavery was America’s first original sin. And we’ve been putting it under the rug, behind the barn for so long,” Evers-Everette said. now, with the overturning or attempts to overturn so many civil rights laws, Mississippi has come a long way, but there is still a long way to go to become a truly egalitarian state.

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Juneteenth should be about sharing knowledge so everyone can better understand our nation’s racial history, said Pamela DC Junior, director of the Mississippi Museum of History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson.

“If you don’t know why you celebrate, why celebrate?” she asked.

Admission is free all weekend of June 16 to both museums, which weave the state’s history into stories told by archival documents.

Also in Jackson, the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center hosted its first victory celebration dinner on Friday with honored guests including Hezekiah Watkins, who was a young teenager when he and other activists were arrested in 1961 for challenging segregation at a Jackson bus terminal, and James Meredith, who in 1962 became the first black student to enroll at the University of Mississippi.

In Vicksburg, a June 19 Heritage Festival was held on Saturday with the theme of “Celebrating Freedom.” In the Mississippi Delta region, Tunica County hosted its 2nd annual June 19 celebration.

President Joe Biden signed a law in 2021 making June 19 a national holiday. The move marked the first time the federal government has designated a new holiday since approving Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. But several states, including Mississippi, chose not to follow the federal government’s lead. to create a public holiday on June 16.

In addition to celebrating social progress, some Mississippians view Juneteenth as a time to honor family history.

“I call out the names of my ancestors because I want them to understand that I will never forget them,” Junior said. “I want them to know that I will never let them down in anything that I do every day.”

Michael Goldberg is a member of the Associated Press/Report for America Statehouse News Initiative. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places reporters in local newsrooms to report on underreported issues. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/mikergoldberg.

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7 Fantastic Things to Do in Davis Mountains State Park https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/7-fantastic-things-to-do-in-davis-mountains-state-park/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 23:09:43 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/7-fantastic-things-to-do-in-davis-mountains-state-park/ As a lover of old hotels with a good story to tell, I’ve been known to let an interesting historic inn or lodge dictate my travel itinerary. This was the case when I planned my recent drive through West Texas. The moment I saw photos of the white pueblo-style walls of the Indian Lodge at […]]]>

As a lover of old hotels with a good story to tell, I’ve been known to let an interesting historic inn or lodge dictate my travel itinerary. This was the case when I planned my recent drive through West Texas. The moment I saw photos of the white pueblo-style walls of the Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park and read about its history as a member of a Civilian Conservation Corps project, I knew I had to. to visit.

So, on my spring 2022 road trip from El Paso to Austin, I detoured about 1 hour and 30 minutes southeast of the Interstate-10 town of Van Horn, Texas to at Davis Mountains State Park – the location of the rustic 1930s Indian lodge.

Of course, a big part of the lodge’s appeal is its rugged and remote surroundings. The Davis Mountains are considered a sky island – a range of mountains rising dramatically from the surrounding desert floor. Rising to around 8,400 feet in some places, the Davis Mountains provide a stark contrast to the surrounding desert which sits around 4,000 feet above sea level.

Due to their high elevation, the Davis Mountains have long been a popular West Texas refuge from the summer heat. In the early 1900s, the town of Fort Davis regularly attracted tourists known as “Summer Swallows” – visitors seeking some fresh mountain air.

Today, a combination of the state park’s unique hotel, proximity to fascinating sites like Marfa, Fort Davis, and Big Bend National Park, and multiple recreation options make Davis Mountains State Park a not-to-be-missed destination in West Texas. .

The park is located about 3 hours southeast of the international border city of El Paso and about 6 hours and 30 minutes west of the capital Austin.

Here are seven reasons why Davis Mountains State Park is perfect for a weekend getaway.

Indian Lodge features a “blue-hued pool overlooking the Davis Mountains and its gracious courtyard with trickling fountains”.
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

1. Historic Indian Lodge

With its bluish pool overlooking the Davis Mountains and its gracious courtyard with trickling fountains, the Indian Lodge is rightly touted as a cool oasis in West Texas.

But the Indian Lodge is much more than that. It also tells a fascinating story about the young men of the Great Depression working long hours on the hand-hewn pine beams and adobe blocks that formed the walls and ceilings of the lodge.

During the construction phase in the mid-1930s, two companies of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC)—President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal program that put unemployed young people to work—cast adobe blocks from of a mixture of water, straw and earth. .

The lodge’s website says the young men “laid tens of thousands of 40-pound blocks in place to form walls 12 to 18 inches thick, many of which rise up to three stories.” The interior of the lodge was made of pine rafters harvested from nearby Mount Livermore, and river cane was used for the ceilings.

Indian Lodge Lobby
The “beamed lobby offered a revelation of the ingenuity of this long-ago body of work”.
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

For me, the lodge’s past was its most compelling point. A stroll through the square-shaped courtyard, up the spiral staircases and through the beamed lobby offered a revelation of the ingenuity of this long-ago body of work.

In the 1960s, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife added a 24-room addition to the original lodge, along with the pool. In the early 2000s, the department restored the original section to its 1935 appearance.

Pro tips: Wi-Fi service is somewhat weak (to non-existent) in rooms but is stronger in the lobby and common areas. At Indian Lodge, guests should expect somewhat rustic accommodation, but with all the necessary modern conveniences.

CCC History at Skyline Drive Overlook
“The striking round lookout tower at the lookout was added by Texas Parks and Wildlife in the 1960s based on the design of a similar tower built by the CCC.”
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

2. More CCC History

The Indian Lodge wasn’t the only feature at Davis Mountains State Park to benefit from the CCC program. Throughout the park, signs indicate the substantial impact of the program.

One such sign, titled “Tied to the Land”, is located at the top of the mountain along Skyline Drive. He notes that not only did the CCC build the road and trail that lead visitors to the scenic viewpoint, but crews also built several of the structures that frame the stunning views of the surrounding areas. Workers used basic hand tools, rock drills, pickaxes, shovels and wheelbarrows to get the job done.

The striking round lookout tower at the lookout was added by Texas Parks and Wildlife in the 1960s based on the design of a similar tower the CCC built at Mother Neff State Park located southwest of Waco .

More than 50,000 CCC enrollees served in Texas, working 6 days a week and earning $30 a month. Today, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife manages 29 CCC-built parks.

Pro Tip: Big Bend National Park has also benefited greatly from the work of the CCC. For a list of outstanding CCC projects in national parks across the country, including Big Bend, see 10 Top Civilian Conservation Corps Projects You Can Enjoy Today.

Skyline Drive from Davis Mountains State Park
“For a short drive with a big payoff, Skyline Drive from Davis Mountains State Park is hard to beat.”
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

3. Scenic road on the horizon

For a short drive with a big payoff, Davis Mountains State Park’s Skyline Drive is hard to beat. The 8 km road is steep and winding, but it is paved and easy to drive. Along the way, there are several scenic viewpoints that provide parking and stunning views of the surrounding mountain range.

It is worth stopping at the various parking areas for the unique vantage points they offer. The first main lookout offers a great view of the Indian Lodge from above, as well as access to the Keesey Canyon Overlook, located about half a mile from the parking area.

At the end of Skyline Drive is a recreation area that includes the Lookout Shelter, which offers a bay window to the view, as well as a trailhead for the Old CCC Trail, one of the hiking trails available in the park .

Black Bear Restaurant
“For breakfast or lunch with a view, the historic Indian Lodge has an on-site restaurant called the Black Bear Restaurant.”
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

4. Black Bear Restaurant

For breakfast or lunch with a view, the historic Indian Lodge has an on-site restaurant called the Black Bear Restaurant. It is located near the check-in lobby and within walking distance of all guest rooms.

The restaurant is open for breakfast and lunch, Wednesday through Sunday, and guests can enjoy work team-inspired meals such as the CCC Chicken Sandwich or CCC’s hearty breakfast of pancakes, eggs, sausages or bacon and potatoes.

Pro Tip: Note that guests staying at the Indian Lodge on Monday or Tuesday will need to find dining options elsewhere. The town of Fort Davis is a 5 minute drive from the park and there you will find a variety of dining choices.

Skyline Drive Trail Sign
“Campsites with hook-ups, power and water are conveniently located near park trails.”
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

5. Convenient camping for RVs and tents

For state park visitors who prefer to camp or RV, Davis Mountains State Park offers a number of reasonably priced options, including 26 fully hooked-up campsites, 34 powered campsites, 33 campsites with water and primitive campsites located 4 miles up a mountain. .

Campsites with hook-ups, power, and water are conveniently located near park trails, the interpretive center, and the Indian Lodge. Camp hosts are available for questions and assistance.

Indian Loop Trail
“The moderate 2.5 mile Indian Lodge Loop Trail is located behind the Indian Lodge and offers great views of the park.”
(Photo credit: Cindy Barks)

6. Beautiful hiking trails

Trails that take hikers, mountain bikers, and horseback riders deep into the Davis Mountains are spread throughout the state park.

The moderately difficult 4.5-mile Skyline Drive trail winds along mountain ridges and valleys, while the 1.75-mile CCC trail connects to a path to nearby Fort Davis National Historic Site. (Note that part of the CCC trail was closed for repairs when I visited in the spring of 2022, but a section of the Skyline Drive Overlook was open.) The moderate 2.5-mile Indian Lodge Loop trail is located behind the Indian Lodge and presents beautiful views of the park.

The state park website features an interactive map of available trails.

Pro Tip: Riders can bring their horses for a day or for a night in the primitive area of ​​the Limpia canyon. The 11 miles of trails take riders from 4,900 feet high to over 5,700 feet at a scenic viewpoint. Camping is available at six equestrian campgrounds or six primitive campgrounds.

7. Proximity to Fort Davis and Marfa

Although Davis Mountains State Park has a certain remote feel, it’s actually just a short drive from a number of fun and fascinating West Texas towns and attractions.

Marfa, the small town known for its art galleries and movie stages, as well as the mysterious lights of Marfa, is located just 25 minutes from the national park. Fort Davis, known for its well-preserved military fort and quaint downtown, is just a 5-minute drive away.

The bustling college town of Alpine, with its Big Bend Museum and Amtrak stop, is less than 30 minutes away by car. Plus, the spectacular Big Bend National Park is about an hour and a half away.

More pro tips for Davis Mountains State Park

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AAPL dividend announcement $0.2052/share 06/14/2022 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/aapl-dividend-announcement-0-2052-share-06-14-2022/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 00:09:50 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/aapl-dividend-announcement-0-2052-share-06-14-2022/ InvenTrust Properties Corp (NYSE:IVT) declared on 06/14/2022 a dividend of $0.2052 per share payable July 15, 2022 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2022. InvenTrust Properties Corp (NYSE: IVT) has paid dividends since 2021, has a current dividend yield of 3.1795268059% and has increased dividends for 0 consecutive years. The market capitalization of […]]]>

InvenTrust Properties Corp (NYSE:IVT) declared on 06/14/2022 a dividend of $0.2052 per share payable July 15, 2022 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2022.

InvenTrust Properties Corp (NYSE: IVT) has paid dividends since 2021, has a current dividend yield of 3.1795268059% and has increased dividends for 0 consecutive years.

The market capitalization of InvenTrust Properties Corp is $1,737,962,310 and has a PE ratio of 429.83. The stock price closed yesterday at $25.79 and has a 52-week low/high of $1.27 and $32.93.

InvenTrust Properties is a real estate investment trust. Co. is focused on owning, managing, acquiring and developing a multi-tenant retail platform. Co.’s 100% owned and managed retail properties include community and neighborhood centers anchored by a grocery store and power centers. Co. owns or has an interest in several retail properties, which include retail properties held through its 55% interest in IAGM Retail Fund I, LLC, an unconsolidated retail joint venture partnership between Co. and PGGM Private Real Estate Fund.

For more information on InvenTrust Properties Corp, click here.

Current dividend information for InvenTrust Properties Corp as of the date of this press release is:

Dividend declaration date: June 14, 2022
Ex-dividend date: June 29, 2022
Dividend record date: June 30, 2022
Dividend payment date: July 15, 2022
Dividend amount: $0.2052

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J&K LG hosts White Knight Corps on the 50th day of the lift https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/jk-lg-hosts-white-knight-corps-on-the-50th-day-of-the-lift/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 09:47:17 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/jk-lg-hosts-white-knight-corps-on-the-50th-day-of-the-lift/ Jammu, June 13 (IANS): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday welcomed all ranks of the army’s White Knight Corps on its 50th day of duty. A Ministry of Defense statement said: “Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha along with Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, GOC-in-C Northern Command reported Veer Smriti […]]]>

Jammu, June 13 (IANS): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday welcomed all ranks of the army’s White Knight Corps on its 50th day of duty.

A Ministry of Defense statement said: “Lt. Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha along with Lt. Gen. Upendra Dwivedi, GOC-in-C Northern Command reported Veer Smriti Motor Cycle Rally and hailed all ranks of the White Knight Corps of the Indian Army on its 50th levee day in a traditional ceremony at Nagrota Army Station today.

“The White Knight Corps was established on June 1, 1972 as part of Northern Command and Lieutenant General JFR Jacob served as the first corps commander. The corps has a rich history of bravery in wars and has also played commendably in operations along the Line of Control and in CI/CT operations at J&K,” he said.

“Earlier this morning, Lt. Gen. Manjinder Singh, GOC, White Knight Corps paid floral tributes to fallen heroes during a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the ‘Ashwamedh Shaurya Sthal’ at Nagrota Military Station” , the statement said.

“The White Knight Corps Golden Jubilee celebrations began with a motorcycle rally, “Veer Smriti Yatra” which was launched from Lam, Rajouri on June 8, 2022 and reached Nagrota today. Riders paid tribute to the bravehearts to all the war memorials of The celebrations at Nagrota began with the ceremonial lighting of the lamp by LG Manoj Sinha in the presence of a huge gathering of all ranks of the White Knight Corps,” he said. declared.

“A short film on the glorious history of the White Knight Corps and the conduct of Veer Smriti Yatra was shown to the public. During his address, Lieutenant General Manjinder Singh welcomed the Honorable LG and other distinguished guests and assured them of the unwavering support of all ranks of the White Knight Corps towards the national cause,” the Department of Defense statement read.

“The Corps Commander also highlighted the major initiatives undertaken by the Indian Army for the Awaam besides keeping the borders active. The major initiatives of the Indian Army in close coordination with the Civil Administration include improving the education standards, skills development, youth empowerment, women empowerment, by encouraging sports activities and infrastructure development in remote areas by aligning all projects with existing government programs for the construction of the nation,” he said.

“A special ‘First Day Cover’ was also issued to mark 50 glorious years of the prestigious White Knight Corps of the Indian Army. On this momentous occasion, the Lieutenant Governor congratulated all ranks of the White Knight Corps on their jubilee Gold and appreciated their exemplary contribution to maintaining peace and tranquility in the region,” the statement read.

The Lieutenant Governor also appreciated the corps’ contribution in all wars fought since its lifting and its tireless efforts to ensure the safety and security of J&K’s Awaam by eradicating terrorism from the region.

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The Peacock family chose to ring the wiretaps on the military campus https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/the-peacock-family-chose-to-ring-the-wiretaps-on-the-military-campus/ Sat, 11 Jun 2022 18:06:12 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/the-peacock-family-chose-to-ring-the-wiretaps-on-the-military-campus/ Last Sunday’s column began an answer to John Moore Jr.’s questions about the Peacock Military Academy, or PMA, a now-defunct private school with a long and idiosyncratic history. His father, then captain. John Moore Sr., taught Spanish and was one of the military instructors at the school, founded in 1894 in what is now the […]]]>

Last Sunday’s column began an answer to John Moore Jr.’s questions about the Peacock Military Academy, or PMA, a now-defunct private school with a long and idiosyncratic history. His father, then captain. John Moore Sr., taught Spanish and was one of the military instructors at the school, founded in 1894 in what is now the Woodlawn area. Still an all-boys school, it followed a post-Spanish-American War trend and became military in 1900, which meant training that for some went beyond marching.

Originally a private school, owned and operated by founder Wesley Peacock Sr. and his family, the small school (capped at 200 students) remained proudly… different, long after the eldest Peacock retired in 1926 in favor of his sons, Wesley Jr. . and Don, and a move to non-profit status in 1933.

Reader Moore, a young child when his father worked there in the early to mid-1950s, remembered elite units of particularly accomplished students – the Monkey Drill Team, an acrobatic equestrian group inspired by cavalry teams of the military, known to roll while standing. ; and the fast-paced, close-order Zouaves, descended from a tradition of the Elks Club through the French and other armies, who wowed audiences by scaling a 12-foot wall in less than a minute. Both, along with the base PMA cadets, were reliable and popular participants in Fiesta San Antonio parades and other events.

In addition to the school’s history — the early decades were covered here last week — Moore asked about the Peacock family.

For several years during the 1930s, print advertisements for the academy featured profile pictures of three Peacocks – Founder and “President Emeritus” Wesley Sr., Superintendent (Chief) Wesley Jr., and Commandant (Chief of the military program) Don, subtitled “The Peacock Triumvirate”, recalling the Roman political institution of three men closely linked to power. (A fourth peacock, not male and not pictured, was also an integral part of the staff.) The following on each of these figures is from newspaper articles, public records, “Parade Rest” Volumes 1 and 2, and correspondence with books. author, Don’s daughter, Donna Peacock, who answered a few questions after consulting with her sisters but asked not to be directly quoted.

As reported here last week, Wesley Sr. (1865-1941), a graduate of the University of Georgia, already had teaching experience in Texas (Jasper and Uvalde) before moving in 1893 with his first wife, Seline, and his toddler Wesley Jr. in San Antonio, where at age 29 he founded the Peacock School for Boys. In the beginning, the school taught all ages and all subjects. Wesley managed to acquire land and begin building in the West End (now Woodlawn) area served by streetcars; the school’s registration address would be 1800 Cincinnati Ave.

Seline, a Texan from Jackson County, died Nov. 28, 1898. Her obituary the next day in the San Antonio Light said she died at home and left “two little children” – little Wesley and another who must not have survived.

About five years later, “Professor Peacock,” as Wesley Sr. was called, remarried; with the former Edith Wing he had three more children – Donaldson “Don” Wing, Dorothy Wing and Margaret Edith. All but Margaret, who married a career army officer, went into administration at the school, often identified as “family-friendly”.

Edith Wing Peacock, an active clubwoman, was also an accomplished equestrian and was instrumental in the development of the school’s equestrian program.

Wesley Sr. was a committed Methodist who held important lay office in the denomination; he was also an avid outdoorsman who co-founded the Texas Game and Fish Protective Association, a sports organization.

Wesley Jr. (1896-1991) attended the family school, followed by Southwestern University, World War I service as an artillery officer and his courses, and the University of Texas at Austin and Trinity University to complete his degree, helping as a drill instructor at PMA when he could. Along with his brother, Don, he took over administration of the school when their father went into semi-retirement; during World War II, Wesley Jr. served as an Army Liaison Officer with the Texas State Guard Special Staff and received honors for his achievements in the military education of the military, the state of Texas and the city of San Antonio. He served for 47 years as Superintendent of PMA.

Half-brother Don (1906-2001) also went to PMA, then Oglethorpe University in Atlanta. The visionary of the PMA’s elite drill teams had a wealth of military experience to draw upon. According to his Express-News obituary, Nov. 24, 2002, “During World War II he served on the Texas Adjutant General’s Staff (and) was promoted to Colonel in 1948. He served as Chief of Staff of the State Guard from 1948 until his retirement in 1963. He received the Texas Medal of Merit and the Minute Man Award from the Texas National Guard for Meritorious Service (and) was inducted into the National Honor Guard in 1981.”

The other long-serving family administrator was Dorothy Wing Peacock (1910-1991), whose job has been described over the years as “secretary”, “accountant”, and finally “financial officer”. School catalogs from the early 1960s use the latter of these titles. A brief biography indicates that she attended Westmoorland College (a Methodist school formerly known as San Antonio Female College, discussed here October 10, 2013) and the University of Texas. As a student, she coached basketball at the Ursuline Academy. After years as a school finance professional, she also earned a library science degree from Our Lady of the Lake University and served as the school librarian at times. During World War II, she was a senior officer in the local Women’s Red Cross Motor Corps unit, for which she supervised civil defense exercises; later, she was active in the local club Zonta International for female executives. She died a month before Wesley Jr.; neither I nor Donna Peacock could find him an obituary.

The second-generation Peacocks had a long life, perhaps because they knew when to stop working. For them, that meant more than filing retirement papers. From 1966 to 1978, including years of infighting during the Vietnam War, 73 military schools “closed or transitioned to a non-military format,” said John A. Coulter, author of “Cadets on Campus: History of Military Schools in the United States,” citing changes in culture, including a trend toward coeducation.

Wesley Peacock Jr. announced the school’s intention to close in a letter to parents sent in March 1973.

The final graduation ceremonies were held on May 26, 1973, also the last day of school. The letter and subsequent newspaper interviews highlighted the “advanced age…and health conditions” of the superintendent, his brother and sister, and news reports also mentioned the “lack of male heirs”. Wesley Jr. and his wife had no surviving children, according to his Express-News obituary; Don was the father of three daughters (one son, Donaldson Jr., died at birth in 1938); and Dorothy never married.

Since it was already a non-profit organization, why didn’t the Peacock siblings hire their replacements before they retired? Family members say enrollment was already down and Wesley Jr., Don and Dorothy wouldn’t have been comfortable with someone else in charge, though they looked at some options to keep PMA open.

The school band performed at graduation, including a closing “Auld Lang Syne” and a final haunting tap. The campus was passed on to the local Salvation Army, which still refers to the old campus as its Peacock Center.

Despite its seemingly abrupt end, the “little school of the game” – as described by Mamie Eisenhower, wife of his 1915 football coach – had a storied history, including several other members of the Peacock family who worked there over the years. early decades and a few satellite campuses. , including one in Dallas and a Peacock Naval Academy in Corpus Christi.

Reader Moore also mentioned “several alumni becoming prominent”.

“Thousands of young men from the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and even Europe have graduated in the academy’s nearly 75-year history,” states the obituary. Don’s Express-News, Nov. 24, 2001. “Alumni include Father Virgil Elizondo, former rector of San Fernando Cathedral; late director King Vidor, the Galveston native whose credits include ‘Stella Dallas’ and ‘The Fountainhead”; Paul Calvo, ex-Governor of Guam; character actor Richard Bradford; and the late Albert Alkek, the Houston oilman and philanthropist who donated $30 million to the University’s MD Anderson Cancer Center. of Texas in 1993.

The Peacock Military Academy Alumni Association, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1983 to preserve the school’s history and advance its traditions. The group holds meetings, maintains a mini-museum (covered here September 24, 2006) in the Peacock House on the Old Campus, and awards Peacock Memorial Fellowships, for which it accepts tax-deductible contributions on behalf of deceased individuals for his Honor Roll scholarship. Members also present an annual Peacock Medal to aspiring junior cadets who will become JROTC cadet corps commanders at Marine Military Academy Harlingen, San Antonio Academy, San Marcos Academy, and Texas Military Institute.

The association’s current CEO is Arturo Wolf, PMA ’73. He was the last graduate to cross the stage at the school’s final graduation ceremony. “When he shook hands with Col. Wesley Peacock Jr., neither of them really wanted to let go,” Mike Vlieger ’62 said. “It was a very long and warm handshake.”

To contact the PMA Alumni Association for tours or other enquiries, email awolf@pmaalumni.org.

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AAPL dividend announcement $0.1200/share 06/09/2022 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/aapl-dividend-announcement-0-1200-share-06-09-2022/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 00:24:12 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/aapl-dividend-announcement-0-1200-share-06-09-2022/ AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) declared on 06/09/2022 a dividend of $0.1200 per share payable July 12, 2022 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2022. AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has paid dividends since 2008, has a current dividend yield of 12.0100088120% and has increased dividends for 0 consecutive years. The market capitalization of AGNC […]]]>

AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) declared on 06/09/2022 a dividend of $0.1200 per share payable July 12, 2022 to shareholders of record as of June 30, 2022.

AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has paid dividends since 2008, has a current dividend yield of 12.0100088120% and has increased dividends for 0 consecutive years.

The market capitalization of AGNC Investment Corp is $6,261,465,760 and has a PE ratio of 0.00. The stock price closed yesterday at $11.99 and has a 52-week low/high of $10.86 and $18.84.

AGNC Investment is a real estate investment company. Co. invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities for which payment of principal and interest is guaranteed by a United States government-sponsored company, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (with Fannie Mae, the GSEs), or by a United States government agency. Co. may also invest in other residential and commercial mortgage-backed securities related to mortgages and mortgages where repayment of principal and interest is not guaranteed by a GSE or a United States government agency or in other investments in or related to the real estate markets.

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India will not accept any unilateral change to status quo: Jaishankar https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/india-will-not-accept-any-unilateral-change-to-status-quo-jaishankar/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 01:14:42 +0000 https://hamlinemidwayhistory.org/india-will-not-accept-any-unilateral-change-to-status-quo-jaishankar/ India’s borders must be protected, it will never accept any attempt to ‘unilaterally change the status quo’, and a posture that ‘deviates from the established understanding’ will elicit its own responses, the minister said on Tuesday. of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankar. He was addressing the foreign diplomatic corps at a special event held to celebrate […]]]>

India’s borders must be protected, it will never accept any attempt to ‘unilaterally change the status quo’, and a posture that ‘deviates from the established understanding’ will elicit its own responses, the minister said on Tuesday. of Foreign Affairs S Jaishankar. He was addressing the foreign diplomatic corps at a special event held to celebrate eight years of the Modi government.

“We have overcome the hesitations of history and will not allow anyone to veto our choices,” he said. India has been engaged with China for two years over the border line in eastern Ladakh.

Talking about how self-reliance helps make India stronger, Jaishankar said that in the past, globalization has caused “lowered defences”. “In the past, the mantras of globalization have lowered its defenses and discouraged the building of deeper forces. This realization is responsible for the commitment we now see towards Atmanirbhar Bharat,” he said.

Jaishankar said India shared the international community’s disappointment with the United Nations. “Although our efforts will always remain united, we also share the international community’s disappointment with the UN’s declining effectiveness,” he said.

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Jaishankar also spoke about the triumph of diplomacy over terrorism in the achievement of foreign policy. “Diplomacy has helped meet this challenge by delegitimizing it and denying it the support and sustenance of terrorism,” he said.

He said India was eager to join the Nuclear Suppliers Group, overcoming “political hurdles” that run counter to global interests, seen as an indirect reference to China’s objection to joining. New Delhi in the elite group of nations.

Speaking about India’s stance towards its neighbours, Jaishankar said India has a “generous and non-reciprocal approach to our close proximity”.

“Whether during Covid or the current economic challenges, India has gone the extra mile for its neighbors and will continue to do so,” he said.

He said India had also expressed an “acute awareness” of its sprawling neighborhoods. “This is expressed in the policy of Act East…a Gulf engagement and initiative in Central Asia,” he said, adding “in each case, whether it is attention from the share of leaders, diplomatic energies, practical projects or shared activities, the record is one of the highest”. commitment”.

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