Travelers Visiting U.S. in Growing Numbers

A new forecast suggests continued strong growth in travel and tourism to the United States through 2018, following a record-breaking year in 2012. International travel and tourism spending reached a record $168.1 billion, up 10 percent from 2011,
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Sixteen Jesuit Priests Ordained This Month

Society of Jesus Celebrates First Ordinations since Election of Jesuit Pope Nearly three months after the historic election of the first Jesuit Pope, the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), the largest order of priests and brothers in the Roman Catholic Church, will ordain 16 new priests this month in the United States. Ordination (more...)

Sen. Smith Introduces Bill to Prevent Allergy Deaths in Schools

Legislation would require schools to stock epinephrine to treat reactions to food allergies Pennsylvania Sen. Matt Smith, D-Allegheny/Washington, today introduced legislation that would require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine auto-injectors, commonly known as EpiPens, in a secure location to be used by designated personnel to treat (more...)

The Power of Education

This article is excerpted from the book Outline of the U.S. Economy, published by the Bureau of International Information Programs. Benjamin Rush, a Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence, told all who would listen that winning the war of independence from England had been hard enough. (more...)

Anti-Smoking Media Campaigns Show Positive Results Globally

Awareness of anti-smoking messages on television, radio or billboards, or in newspapers or magazines, significantly increased the odds that current smokers intend to quit in 14 of 17 countries surveyed, according to a study released in the May 31 Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by (more...)

Parents Entitled to Translation & Interpretation Services

A pair of legal advocacy groups would like parents with limited English proficiency (LEP) to know that they have a right to translation and interpretation services in the School District of Philadelphia. Federal law grants special legal rights to parents for whom English is not their first language.  (more...)

Road Trip USA

The lure of the open road is a favorite theme in U.S. popular culture. Immortalized in literature, music and film, the so-called Great American Road Trip is a rite of passage for youth seeking adventure and is also a popular vacation choice for families. Traversing the United States (more...)

Toss Your Caps! Philly Graduates From College Event Salutes “Class Of 2013”

Mayor Michael A. Nutter “capped off” the school year by celebrating the accomplishments of about 300 recent college graduates from regional colleges and universities today at the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Mayor Nutter was joined by Chief Education Office Lori Shorr as well as academic leaders from the (more...)

The Changing Face of America’s Chinatowns

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer Most major American cities have a “Chinatown,” easily identified by Chinese-language shop and street signs, Chinese restaurants and merchants selling Chinese goods. The neighborhoods have long histories and are popular tourist destinations, but like many sections of urban America, they face the challenge (more...)

Child Abuse Prevention Advocates Ramp Up Fight to End “Passing The Trash”

Frequent headlines detailing cases of children falling victim to sexually abusive coaches, teachers, principals, custodians and other school staff has state Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams calling on the General Assembly to finally pass legislation that would better address the problem in Pennsylvania. According to the U.S. Department of Education, nearly 1 (more...)

Orthodox Easter: “Holy Fire” Miracle From Jerusalem

Thousands of Christians from around the world gathered in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher day before Orthodox Easter to witness a flame that is believed to emerge miraculously from the tomb of Jesus.

In the morning of May 4, the clergy of the four eastern (more...)

Traveling to the United States

A record 62 million international travelers visited the United States in 2011. From students and tourists to academics and professionals, travelers from all over the world flock to the United States each year to learn, work and catch a glimpse of the landmarks they have seen (more...)

Georgian Student Finds Second Home in United States

Natia Jikia, a graduate exchange student from Georgia, describes her visit to the Grand Canyon as “truly phenomenal.” The canyon “made a huge impression on me. It was everything I expected and much more.” However, when she reflects on what she will remember most about her time (more...)

Annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Event

The City of Philadelphia hosted dozens of college and career-bound youths at a kick-off event in City Hall today as part of the 11th annual Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day. Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work® Day, a nationally observed day of mentoring, is coordinated locally by (more...)

Miss Pennsylvania USA to Help Raise Awareness for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Jessica Billings, Miss Pennsylvania USA, will participate in HeARTs for Autism’s Family Program on Saturday, April 27, from 10:00–11:30 a.m. at Norcom Community Center, 10980 Norcom Road, Philadelphia, PA. The HeARTs for Autism Family Program will bring together children on the Autism Spectrum for art, games and creative movement. Jessica will (more...)

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