The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office says a man threatened to shoot up a grocery store because not enough people were wearing masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. (Health officials have recommend using face masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19.)Authorities say 62-year-old Robert Kovner posted the threat on social media. Investigators say he threatened to carry out the shooting at a Publix, but didn’t say which specific store.Kovner was arrested Tuesday and charged with making a written threat of a mass shooting.
George Washington’s Mount Vernon has awarded former President George H.W. Bush a new honor, the Cyrus A. Ansary Prize for Courage and Character.From left to right: Cyrus A. Ansary; Barbara Lucas; Ryan C. Crocker; President H.W. Bush; Barbara Bush; Curt Viebranz.The award was presented to President Bush at a ceremony in Houston on March 28. The Ansary Prize recognizes a modern-day “Washington” — a leader whose record of service calls to mind the qualities of the first president: patriotism, integrity, and thoughtful leadership.Bush is the first recipient of the Prize. The Ansary Prize’s panel of judges, chaired by the Honorable Condoleezza Rice and including the Honorable Dr. David Abshire, the Honorable Lee H. Hamilton, Dr. Steven Knapp, the Honorable John Warner, and Lady Susan Westmacott, unanimously recommended Bush for the honor.“No American could ever hope to match the grace, guile and grit of President Washington and the way he led both to our independence and to the birth of our young Republic,” said President H. W. Bush. “To have one’s name associated with him and this award is certainly one of the highest honors I have received. Rather than question the committee’s very kind and overly generous decision, I will simply thank them for it.”In recognition, Bush receives a $50,000 cash award, which he has designated to The George Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. He also has designated an additional $25,000 to fund a special Mount Vernon project – an animation about the Siege of Yorktown that will be available to school children, teachers, and lifelong learners everywhere. In addition to these elements of the prize, the president received a bust of Washington mounted on a pedestal made of the mahogany wood used to construct the interior of the rare book vault at the new Fred W. Smith Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon.“It is an honor for us to bestow the Ansary Prize on George H.W. Bush,” said Barbara Lucas, Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. “Throughout his career, George Bush was clearly inspired by Washington’s example, serving our country with dignity and integrity. He clearly demonstrates how Washington’s leadership lessons remain relevant in today’s world.”Established in 2012 and awarded for the first time this spring, Mount Vernon supporters, Cyrus A. and Janet H. Ansary, are founders of the Prize.Since 1860, more than 85 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon the most popular historic home in America. A privately-owned national treasure, Mount Vernon is maintained and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. Since purchasing the estate from the Washington family and assuming stewardship in 1858, the Association has embraced a heroic mission to preserve, protect, and maintain the estate for the American people, relying exclusively on private donations, admission fees, and restaurant and retail proceeds. Through robust education and outreach programs, the Association expands awareness about the exceptional life and character of George Washington, sustaining his legacy through research, interpretation, and public education. In experiences on the estate and through its digital outreach platforms, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.”With its latest initiative, The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, Mount Vernon is affirming its status as the preeminent center of learning about George Washington, his life, character of leadership, and legacy. In addition to safeguarding original books and manuscripts, the Library serves as a center for leadership, where scholars, influencers, and other luminaries come together to talk about the past as well as the future, inspired by Washington’s extraordinary life, achievements, and character.Source:PR Newswire
Facebook Login/Register With: Kaia Gerber and Canada’s Winnie Harlow will compete for Model of the Year at the 2017 Fashion Awards. The breakout catwalk stars have each been nominated in the International Model Category at The Fashion Awards, formerly known as the British Fashion Awards, as organized by the British Fashion Council (BFC). Kaia, the daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, and Winniw are joined in the category by former winner Gigi Hadid and her sister Bella Hadid.“The Model of the Year award recognizes the global impact of a model, who over the last 12 months has dominated the industry with an influence that transcends the catwalk,” a spokesperson said of the category.The Fashion Awards 2017 in partnership with Swarovski will take place on 4 December, at London’s Royal Albert Hall. Votes were cast by 2,000 members of the fashion industry drawn from media, retail, communications and photography, with the voting body covering 38 countries. Advertisement Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement READ MORE