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Krystal International Vacation Club Reviews the Puerto Vallarta 2014 Fiestas Patrias Events

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (PRWEB) September 18, 2014

While Mexican Independence Day is celebrated throughout the country, one of the most renowned and exciting festivals occurs in Puerto Vallarta. With vendors on every corner selling a wide variety of items and festivities that the entire city partakes in, experiencing this National Holiday in Puerto Vallarta is sure to make for a one-of-a-kind vacation experience.

Krystal International Vacation Club shares that in Puerto Vallarta, Mexican Independence Day is celebrated from September 13 until the actual Independence Day on September 16. On the first day of celebrations, a civic ceremony was held to honor Los Niños Héroes (the Boy Heroes of Chapultepec). During this ceremony held in the main square of El Pitillal, there was a roll call, an honor guard and a wreath that was presented in their memory.

On the second day of celebrations, the city celebrates El Día Nacional del Charro, otherwise known as National Charro Day. This day celebrates the traditional horsemen from Mexico, known as the charros. More than 100 members of La Unión de Asociaciones de Charros de Puerto Vallarta (the Union of Puerto Vallarta Charros Associations) were joined by delegations from seven other Latin and Central American countries in a parade that wound its way throughout Puerto Vallarta.

Krystal International Vacation Club shares that on September 15, the eve of Independence Day, the festivities reached a new level of energy with activities starting at 9:00 a.m. The day started with a flag raising and a singing of the National Anthem at the Augustín Flores Contreras Sports Stadium. Throughout the day there were folkloric dancers, food and fun to be had by all. At 11:00 p.m. the townspeople gathered in front of the municipal government building in La Plaza Principal to await the clock striking the hour of 11. At this time, the Mayor of Puerto Vallarta, Ramón Guerrero Martinez stepped onto the balcony of La Presidencia to ring the symbolic liberty bell and shout El Grito de Dolores, to which the townspeople reply “¡Viva México!” and “¡Viva la Independencia!” At the end of the ceremony, fireworks lit up the sky while Mariachi bands and traditional dancers put on an exciting show for spectators.

On September 16, Mexican Independence Day, the town of Puerto Vallarta celebrated with parades, food, games and all sorts of events to commemorate this momentous day.

Travelers interested in attending these festivities next year are encouraged to contact Krystal International Vacation Club today.

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Memorial Day 30 May 2011, flag raising ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park Paekakariki.

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Memorial Day 30 May 2011, flag raising ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park Paekakariki.
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Memorial Day Service at Old St Paul’s, Wellington – May 30, 2011.


Remarks by the President at a Memorial Day Service

Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, Virginia

11:25 A.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Thank you so much. Please be seated.

Thank you, Secretary Gates, and thank you for your extraordinary service to our nation. I think that Bob Gates will go down as one of our finest Secretaries of Defense in our history, and it’s been an honor to serve with him. (Applause.)

I also want to say a word about Admiral Mullen. On a day when we are announcing his successor as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and as he looks forward to a well-deserved retirement later this year, Admiral Mullen, on behalf of all Americans, we want to say thank you for your four decades of service to this great country. (Applause.) We want to thank Deborah Mullen as well for her extraordinary service. To Major General Karl Horst, the commanding general of our Military District of Washington; Mrs. Nancy Horst; Mr. Patrick Hallinan, the superintendent of Arlington National Cemetery, as well as his lovely wife Doreen. And to Chaplain Steve Berry, thank you for your extraordinary service. (Applause.)

It is a great privilege to return here to our national sanctuary, this most hallowed ground, to commemorate Memorial Day with all of you. With Americans who’ve come to pay their respects. With members of our military and their families. With veterans whose service we will never forget and always honor. And with Gold Star families whose loved ones rest all around us in eternal peace.

To those of you who mourn the loss of a loved one today, my heart breaks goes out to you. I love my daughters more than anything in the world, and I cannot imagine losing them. I can’t imagine losing a sister or brother or parent at war. The grief so many of you carry in your hearts is a grief I cannot fully know.

This day is about you, and the fallen heroes that you loved. And it’s a day that has meaning for all Americans, including me. It’s one of my highest honors, it is my most solemn responsibility as President, to serve as Commander-in-Chief of one of the finest fighting forces the world has ever known. (Applause.) And it’s a responsibility that carries a special weight on this day; that carries a special weight each time I meet with our Gold Star families and I see the pride in their eyes, but also the tears of pain that will never fully go away; each time I sit down at my desk and sign a condolence letter to the family of the fallen.

Sometimes a family will write me back and tell me about their daughter or son that they’ve lost, or a friend will write me a letter about what their battle buddy meant to them. I received one such letter from an Army veteran named Paul Tarbox after I visited Arlington a couple of years ago. Paul saw a photograph of me walking through Section 60, where the heroes who fell in Iraq and Afghanistan lay, by a headstone marking the final resting place of Staff Sergeant Joe Phaneuf.

Joe, he told me, was a friend of his, one of the best men he’d ever known, the kind of guy who could have the entire barracks in laughter, who was always there to lend a hand, from being a volunteer coach to helping build a playground. It was a moving letter, and Paul closed it with a few words about the hallowed cemetery where we are gathered here today.

He wrote, “The venerable warriors that slumber there knew full well the risks that are associated with military service, and felt pride in defending our democracy. The true lesson of Arlington,” he continued, “is that each headstone is that of a patriot. Each headstone shares a story. Thank you for letting me share with you [the story] about my friend Joe.”

Staff Sergeant Joe Phaneuf was a patriot, like all the venerable warriors who lay here, and across this country, and around the globe. Each of them adds honor to what it means to be a soldier, sailor, airman, Marine, and Coast Guardsman. Each is a link in an unbroken chain that stretches back to the earliest days of our Republic — and on this day, we memorialize them all.

We memorialize our first patriots — blacksmiths and farmers, slaves and freedmen — who never knew the independence they won with their lives. We memorialize the armies of men, and women disguised as men, black and white, who fell in apple orchards and cornfields in a war that saved our union. We memorialize those who gave their lives on the battlefields of our times — from Normandy to Manila, Inchon to Khe Sanh, Baghdad to Helmand, and in jungles, deserts, and city streets around the world.

What bonds this chain together across the generations, this chain of honor and sacrifice, is not only a common cause — our country’s cause — but also a spirit captured in a Book of Isaiah, a familiar verse, mailed to me by the Gold Star parents of 2nd Lieutenant Mike McGahan. “When I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here I am. Send me!”

That’s what we memorialize today. That spirit that says, send me, no matter the mission. Send me, no matter the risk. Send me, no matter how great the sacrifice I am called to make. The patriots we memorialize today sacrificed not only all they had but all they would ever know. They gave of themselves until they had nothing more to give. It’s natural, when we lose someone we care about, to ask why it had to be them. Why my son, why my sister, why my friend, why not me?

These are questions that cannot be answered by us. But on this day we remember that it is on our behalf that they gave our lives — they gave their lives. We remember that it is their courage, their unselfishness, their devotion to duty that has sustained this country through all its trials and will sustain us through all the trials to come. We remember that the blessings we enjoy as Americans came at a dear cost; that our very presence here today, as free people in a free society, bears testimony to their enduring legacy.

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay. But we can honor their sacrifice, and we must. We must honor it in our own lives by holding their memories close to our hearts, and heeding the example they set. And we must honor it as a nation by keeping our sacred trust with all who wear America’s uniform, and the families who love them; by never giving up the search for those who’ve gone missing under our country’s flag or are held as prisoners of war; by serving our patriots as well as they serve us — from the moment they enter the military, to the moment they leave it, to the moment they are laid to rest.

That is how we can honor the sacrifice of those we’ve lost. That is our obligation to America’s guardians — guardians like Travis Manion. The son of a Marine, Travis aspired to follow in his father’s footsteps and was accepted by the USS [sic] Naval Academy. His roommate at the Academy was Brendan Looney, a star athlete and born leader from a military family, just like Travis. The two quickly became best friends — like brothers, Brendan said.

After graduation, they deployed — Travis to Iraq, and Brendan to Korea. On April 29, 2007, while fighting to rescue his fellow Marines from danger, Travis was killed by a sniper. Brendan did what he had to do — he kept going. He poured himself into his SEAL training, and dedicated it to the friend that he missed. He married the woman he loved. And, his tour in Korea behind him, he deployed to Afghanistan. On September 21st of last year, Brendan gave his own life, along with eight others, in a helicopter crash.

Heartbroken, yet filled with pride, the Manions and the Looneys knew only one way to honor their sons’ friendship — they moved Travis from his cemetery in Pennsylvania and buried them side by side here at Arlington. “Warriors for freedom,” reads the epitaph written by Travis’s father, “brothers forever.”

The friendship between 1st Lieutenant Travis Manion and Lieutenant Brendan Looney reflects the meaning of Memorial Day. Brotherhood. Sacrifice. Love of country. And it is my fervent prayer that we may honor the memory of the fallen by living out those ideals every day of our lives, in the military and beyond. May God bless the souls of the venerable warriors we’ve lost, and the country for which they died. (Applause.)

END 11:37 A.M. EDT

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Museum Wing. Kirkbride Building. Independence State Hospital. Independence, IA. 8/2014

MBE Magazine Launches 30th Anniversary with Celebration at WBENC National Conference and Gets Ready for the Big Event on November 1 in Orlando, FL

Henderson, NV (PRWEB) July 11, 2014

MBE magazine launched its 30th Anniversary with over 300 attendees at their reception during the recent Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) National Conference and Business Fair in Philadelphia last month. A highlight of the event was the announcement of fifteen exceptional WBEs Who Rock winners, which honors women who excel, not only in business, but also play an active role in their communities. The winners are: Terena Bell, Pamela Chambers O’Rourke, Dr. Karen Eng, Donna Stevenson, Lisa Michele Chretien, Kate Dodge, Sharon Reynolds, Olsa Martini, Keshia Walker, Livia Whisenhunt, Ranjani Mohana, Pamela Isom, Sylvana Coche, Kathy David and Sheila Marmon. In addition, several interviews were conducted with key corporate and WBENC representatives live on the MBE red carpet during the business fair.

Barbara Oliver, publisher of MBE magazine, was on hand to welcome and thank the crowd for their continued support. Special thanks went out to SeaWorld Orlando, title sponsor and host of the 30th Anniversary Experience event in Orlando, FL on November 1, just prior to the National Minority Supplier Diversity Council (NMSDC) Annual Conference. “We are excited to have the support of SeaWorld as our title sponsor, to help us celebrate this major milestone in our magazine’s history,” said Oliver.

The publication is now launching a photo campaign entitled How Do You MBE? The campaign, which runs until August 15, asks longtime readers to submit a photo of themselves with an issue of the magazine, along with a brief caption explaining how and where they MBE. The photos will be featured in a special “How Do You MBE?” spread in the September/October Anniversary issue, and one very lucky winner and a guest will receive a trip to Orlando (airfare and two night accommodation included) to celebrate with MBE at its 30th Anniversary Experience.

In a fond farewell, the upcoming July/August issue of MBE magazine will feature the last oil painting cover style. Since the inception of the publication, the cover of each issue has been hand painted by artists over the years, the most recent of which is Robert Sherrill. This unique style has made MBE magazine a recognizable staple in the industry. “The decision to change our well-loved oil painting to a photograph was not an easy one,” said Oliver. “We believe that every picture tells a story, and a photograph captures the essence of an individual in a way that nothing else can.” This sentiment was reinforced by the overwhelming enthusiasm shown by readers and supporters for the May/June issue which featured our first photo cover. The final oil painting cover issue goes on sale, August 1.

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Minority Business Entrepreneur (MBE) magazine is published bi-monthly by Enterprise Publishing Inc. and serves as a nationwide forum for minority and women business owners, corporations and government agencies concerned with minority and women business enterprise development. Founded in 1984 by Ginger Conrad, MBE magazine maintains a strong commitment to economic parity as a lasting solution to the ills of poverty and discrimination.

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Philadelphia Mounted Traffic Police 1926, 4 of 5
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Philadelphia Mounted Traffic Police
Squad #2
Captain Buchler

The building in the right background is the
Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia.
Exterior of the library was completed in 1925
and opened to the public in 1927.

Five scans of a panoramic photo,
left to right, 1 thru 5.

copyright 1926
Quaker Photo Service
Philadelphia Pennsylvania

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Celebrate the Holidays with New Original Christmas Music

New York, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2014

“It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day,” a new original Christmas song written by rock singer-songwriter Carly Jamison debuts today. It is available as a digital download on online stores such as iTunes and Amazon, and available for streaming across all streaming platforms including Spotify, YouTube, etc.

“It Feels Like Christmas Every Single Day” is the first official Christmas release by the songwriter who says, “I like to write a new Christmas song every year. I’ve been doing that for the past three years. A lot of people don’t like Christmas music so I like to write something different, something that doesn’t sound like what you would typically hear.”

This new holiday release was recorded in the Nashville area at The Sound Shelter studio in Franklin, TN and was produced by Tres Sasser, who produced Carly’s previous two albums. When asked about the release, he stated, “This one reminds me of Bruce Springsteen meets the Shirelles. It’s classic 1960’s meets 2014. Donovan inspired mellow verses with a chorus that features an explosive horn section so you really feel like it’s Christmas. This is how they used to write them, and it shows Carly is a student of her craft.”

Players on the project include Chris Tench on guitars, Tres Sasser on bass, Nate Moran on drums and percussion, and Dick Aven on saxophones. It was engineered by Brett Ryan Stewart and mixed by Joe Costa (known for his work with Ben Folds, Ke$ ha, and Brad Paisley) at The Sound Shelter. Mastering was done by Andrew Mendelson at Georgetown Masters who has worked on dozens of Grammy winning, gold and platinum projects by artists including The Rolling Stones, Elton John, Willie Nelson, Little Big Town, Lady Antebellum and many others.

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Philadelphia Union vs. Ocean City Nor’Easters

Full game replay of the Union’s 3rd Round U.S. Open Cup matchup with the Ocean City Nor’Easters from May 28th, 2013.
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Philadelphia’s annual tree lighting ceremony went on as scheduled despite the presence of dozens of protesters in the City Hall courtyard. The holiday season…

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Image from page 215 of “The American sportsman:” (1871)
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Title: The American sportsman:
Year: 1871 (1870s)
Authors: Lewis, Elisha Jarrett, 1820-1877. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Shooting Game and game-birds Firearms Hunting
Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott & co.

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weather. This statement, although a little overdrawn, is not far wide ofthe real truth, as every snipe-shooter knows full well; and, whenentering on the sport, each one should be willing to repeat withinhimself, Audax omnia perpeti. Notwithstanding the numerous illsattendant on this recreation, it has many ardent admirers, who, inspite of wind and weather, cold and rain, mud and mire, are at eachsucceeding spring and autumn found ready at their posts, alleagerness to commence the fray; and, at the close of every season,each one has a long list of adventures to relate, not, perhaps, Of moving accidents by flood and field,Of hairbreadth scapes i the imminent deadly breach, but of many mishaps and hardships encountered during thecampaign on the filthy marshes, the most of which, though griev-ous at the time, in reality added zest to the diversion, and will everremain imprinted on the memory of the true sportsman as agreeablesouvenirs by which to recall the scenes of much past enjoyment.

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Wilsons snipe. 203 different plans for shooting snipes. Next for the snipe you must prepare •He darts like lightning through the air,With devious wing; a moment wait,Youll see the rover travel straight. There are many ways in vogue for overcoming the exaggerateddifficulties attending the shooting of snipes; in fact, every sports-man has some particular rule of his own to guide him, and recom-mends it in the strongest terms to every tyro panting to reach thatdesirable goal, a good snipe shot. However, laying all meansand modes aside, every one is well satisfied if he reaches home atthe close of a long days tramp with a few couples of these Avarybirds. When, however, snipes are very abundant on our marshesand the weather favorable for shooting, it is no unusual thing foran experienced shot to retire from the field with fifteen or eventwenty couples of them. All the various systems for bagging snipes may be reduced tothe two following plans:—snap-shooting and deliberate shoot-ing; bo

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Image from page 276 of “An international system of electro-therapeutics : for students, general practitioners, and specialists” (1894)
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Title: An international system of electro-therapeutics : for students, general practitioners, and specialists
Year: 1894 (1890s)
Authors: Bigelow, Horatio R. (Horatio Ripley) Massey, George Betton, 1856-1927 Prince, Morton, 1854-1929 Jacobi, Mary Putnam, 1842-1906 Hayes, Plymmon Sandford, 1850-
Subjects: Electrotherapeutics Hysteria Uterus Electric Stimulation Therapy Uterus Hysteria
Publisher: Philadelphia : F. A. Davis London : F.J. Rebman

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ce coils is generallj^ made of German silver,because the resistance of that alloy changes very little with variations oftemperature; it is insulated with silk, and always wound double, as GALVANISM. A-235 shown, so as to neutralize any inductive action of the convolutions oneach other, and also to prevent the coils from affecting galvanometersnear them ; when so arranged, the current flows at the same time in twoopposite directions round the spool, effectually preventing any inductivetroubles. It is usual to so arrange the different resistances that, bj^ properlycombining them, any value, from a fraction of an ohm to 10,000 ohms,can be obtained. Those rheostats which are now mostly used by medical men are ofthe wire, the water, and the carbon order. I will describe and illustratethe three different kinds. They all have their merit and their demerit. The Vetter Carbon Rheostat.—The principle adopted in the con-struction of this rheostat is the effect of variation in resistance, which

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Fig. 31. takes place in carbon with a change in pressure. A quantity of specially-prepared carbon, in a finelj-divided state, is placed in a small rubberpouch or cylinder, which is inclosed by two metal plates, to which thetwo sides of the circuit are connected. The lower plate is fixed to thebase of the instrument, and the other, traveling in upright guides, can bedepressed, by means of a screw with a fine thread, so as to compress thecarbon in the rubber* cylinder. In this way the current passing can beadjusted with the greatest nicety. The variation in the resistance of therheostat follows the movements of the screw thiough verj wide limits,thus controlling from off or no current to the full capacitj^ of the battery.This instrument is far in advance of any rheostat, switch-board, orcell-selector. It imposes equal work upon all the cells of a battery,maintaining the current throughout the series of uniform and equalstrength. There is also a saving of a mass of complicated wires from

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Image from page 140 of “Thrilling stories of the Great War on land and sea, in the air, under the water” (1915)
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Title: Thrilling stories of the Great War on land and sea, in the air, under the water
Year: 1915 (1910s)
Authors: Marshall, Logan Parker, Gilbert, 1862-1932 Thompson, Vance, 1863-1925 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
Subjects: World War, 1914-1918 World War, 1914-1918
Publisher: [Philadelphia, Pa.?] : [s.n.]

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and that its acts measure up with itsinherent and professed Christianity?118 BELGIUMS BITTER NEED I am a profound believer in the great-heartednessof the United States, and there is not an Americanof German origin who ought not gladly and freelygive to the relief of people who, unless the worldfeeds them, mustbe the remnant ofa nation; and theworld in this case isthe United States.She can give most. The price of onegood meal a weekfor a family in anAmerican homewill keep a Bel-gian alive for afortnight. Probably theUnited States has18,000,000 homes.How many ofthem will denythemselves a mealfor martyred Bel-gium? The mass of the American people do notneed to deny themselves anything to give to Belgium.The whole standard of living on the American conti-nent, in the United States and Canada, is so muchhigher than the European standard that if they low-ered the scale by one-tenth just for one six monthsthe Belgian problem would be solved. I say to the American people that they cannot 119

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Bringing Up Reinforcements. BELGIUMS BITTER NEED conceive what this strain upon the populations ofEurope is at this moment, and, in the cruel grip ofwinter, hundreds of thousands will agonize till deathor relief comes. In Australia in drought times vastflocks of sheep go traveling with shepherds lookingfor food and water, and no flock ever comes back asit went forth. Not in flocks guided by shepherds,but lonely, hopeless units, the Belgian people takeflight, looking for food and shelter, or remain paralyzedby the tragedy fallen upon them in their own land. BELGIAN PEOPLE WARDS OF THE WORLD Their sufferings are majestic in simple heroism anduncomplaining endurance. So majestic in proportionought the relief to be. The Belgian people are wardsof the world. In the circumstances the Belgian peopleare special wards of the one great country that issecure in its peace and that by its natural instinctsof human sympathy and love of freedom is best suitedto do the work that should be done for Be

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