Kennedy honors two

first_imgA health care entrepreneur and the first Iraq War veteran to serve in Congress are the latest recipients of the John F. Kennedy New Frontier Award.Pennsylvania Rep. Patrick Murphy and Rebecca Onie, co-founder and chief executive of Project HEALTH, were honored during a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum on Monday (Nov. 23).Murphy served in the Army as a prosecutor and instructor of constitutional law at West Point, but after 9/11 volunteered to deploy, eventually serving as a captain in the 82nd Airborne Division in Bosnia and Iraq.He described how he thought of his fallen comrades as he took the oath of office as a Democratic congressman in 2006.  “I remember feeling a lump in my throat and the tears in my eyes,” he told the audience. “I remember a feeling of determination not to let them down, to honor them, and their sacrifices.”Murphy said his congressional service has required moral courage, such as his difficult opposition to funding for the Iraq War and his leadership in the fight to repeal the armed services’ “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, which prohibits openly gay troops from serving.Rebecca Onie ’98, J.D. ’03, began Project HEALTH when she was a sophomore at Harvard. Her interest in poverty, she told the audience, had led her to work in the housing unit at Boston Legal Services. But she realized that health issues were often to blame for the housing problems she saw.The nonprofit she created, Project HEALTH, helps to connect low-income clients with the social resources they need to be healthy, such as housing, food, heating oil, child care, and legal advocacy.“Even though it is well documented … that access to basic resource needs profoundly affects health outcomes, we do not have a health care system that is designed to address those needs,” she said. Project HEALTH’s aspiration, she said, “is to change how health care is delivered in this country.”Project HEALTH now operates in six cities, where volunteers from colleges and universities serve more than 4,000 families.“Congressman Murphy and Rebecca Onie are remarkable young leaders who share my father’s belief that one person can make a difference,” said Caroline Kennedy, president of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and a member of the senior advisory committee of the Institute of Politics.The award, created in 2004 by the John F. Kennedy Library and the Institute of Politics, honors Americans under age 40 who have made special contributions through public service.They are named for a term famously used by John F. Kennedy during his acceptance speech at the 1960 Democratic National Convention to describe his upcoming administration’s progressive aspirations. Recipients of the award receive a ship’s navigational compass in a wooden box, with an inscription from Kennedy’s speech: “We stand today on the edge of a New Frontier … I believe the times demand new invention, innovation, imagination, decision. I am asking each of you to be pioneers on that New Frontier.”Past winners of the award include Wendy Kopp, founder and chief executive of Teach For America, and Cory Booker, mayor of Newark, N.J.last_img read more

Philippe Coutinho rules out Liverpool return

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho has ruled out an emotional return to Liverpool in the future, insisting he is now on ‘another journey’ after quitting Anfield two years ago. Promoted Content9 Most Disturbing Movie Dystopias2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do ThisThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Things You Didn’t Know About CoffeeTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends in TVWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe Loading… It was reported on Tuesday that Jurgen Klopp looked into the possibility of re-signing Coutinho before he joined Bayern Munich in a £19million loan move last summer. But despite enduring a frustrating 18 months at Barcelona prior to his switch to Germany, Coutinho claims he has no intention of going back to Merseyside.He told Sports Illustrated: ‘I don’t look back. I took another path, and now I am on another journey, much like everyone else.‘I’m focused entirely – just like them – on reaching my dreams. I’m happy with what I did in the past, and now I can only look forward.’Barca paid Liverpool an eye-watering £145million for Coutinho in January 2018, but he failed to settled at the Nou Camp and was soon shipped out.He was also forced to watch his old side, who are on course to win their first Premier League title, knock Barca out of the Champions League on their way to winning the competition last season.Philippe Coutinho rules out sensational return to Liverpool— Gossipieh (@gossipieh) February 12, 2020Read Also: Liverpool join race to sign quickly-improving €30m starHowever, the former Inter Milan star insists that he has nothing but positive feelings towards his old club as they chase domestic and European glory.‘Liverpool is flying, and it doesn’t surprise me,’ he added. ‘We’ve seen it already last year when they won the Champions League, but I’m also not surprised because of their fantastic squad and manager.‘I am so happy for them, because I have so many friends there, former team-mates –so I’m just so happy for them. But that’s all.’FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Frieda R. “Fritz” Thalheimer

first_imgFrieda R. “Fritz” Thalheimer, age 97 of Batesville, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born November 23, 1919 in Oldenburg, she is the daughter of Nora (Nee: Haverkos) and Joseph Gehring.  She married Marce Thalheimer September 12, 1942 at Holy Family Church and he preceded her in death March 21, 1999.  A homemaker, Frieda was a member of St. Louis Church and a former member of Hillcrest Country Club.She loved playing cards and was a member of several Bridge and 500 card clubs over the years.  Although her eye sight had begun to fail, just the other week, she called out plays her family had missed playing solitaire.  Before the onset of Macular Degeneration, Frieda was an avid reader, whose tastes leaned towards romance novels.  She also used to do quite a bit of sewing and crocheting as well as putting out a garden and canning the excess for winter.  After Marce retired, they enjoyed taking trips to Florida with friends, usually going for a few weeks at a time.She is survived by her daughters Marcia Eckstein of Kokomo, Indiana, Linda Harlow of Southport, North Carolina, Lou Thalheimer of Columbus, Ohio, Sue Kelly of Pueblo West, Colorado; brothers Myron Gehring of Batesville, Dennis Gehring of Springfield, Illinois; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by sister Thecla Parker and brothers Rev. Gordon, Rev. Irvin and Rev. Owen Gehring.Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.last_img read more