Obama on Hanukkah

Over the eight nights of Hanukkah, Jews across America, Israel, and the world will remember an ancient triumph of freedom over oppression, and renew their faith in the possibility of miracles large and small. Even in the
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Chanukah:Festival of Lights & Menorah Car Parade

This year Chanukah begins at sunset on December 16, and ends on December 24. Chanukah, or the Festival of Rededication, celebrates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after its defilement by the Syrian Greeks in 164 BCE. Although it is a late addition to the Jewish liturgical calendar, the eight-day festival (more...)

Experimental Ebola Vaccine Seems Safe, Prompts Immune Response

Results from a Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) on a possible Ebola vaccine are leading to accelerated development of the candidate vaccine, NIH announced November 28. The experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune (more...)

Global Visitors to U.S. Expected to Increase Through 2019

The United States is forecasting a 4 percent average annual growth in tourism over the next six years, with 73.9 million foreign travelers expected to visit the country in 2014 alone. Under Secretary of Commerce Stefan Selig announced the figures, from the National Travel and Tourism Office, in (more...)

Thanksgiving: A Favorite U.S. Holiday

Thanksgiving in the United States is a time to gather with family and friends, share a traditional meal and express gratitude for the good things in life. It can also be a time of service to others in the community. Celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November, the (more...)

Winners Of The Fall 2014 Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition

Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced the winner of the second Philadelphia Public Policy Case Competition, an opportunity for students to offer creative proposals responding to the question: What can the City of Philadelphia do to prevent the greatest number of students from dropping out of high school? Elizabeth Farwell and (more...)

Special Needs Children & Their Families In Tacking Special Bullying Challenges

Available NOW at www.drjoannewhite.com Take a look at the bullying epidemic among children and then magnify it two to three times. That’s the challenge facing children with special needs and their parents. And it’s the special challenge that Dr. Jo Anne White expertly tackles in her 13th (more...)

This Moms says “Back It Up Santa!”

By Eileen Wacker I’ve just finished back to school and all the associated challenges and events for my four kids, aged 11 through 16. I’ve attended back to school nights, sports orientations and signed all the “I promise to be a reasonable sports parent” forms. Homework, instruments, and games (more...)

Taylor Seeks Applicants for Valley Forge Military College

Rep. John Taylor (R-Philadelphia) is currently seeking student applicants from the 177th District to participate in the Valley Forge Military College Legislative Appointment Initiative. “This program gives students who want to attend one of the most esteemed military colleges in the country the opportunity to receive scholarships to Valley Forge Military College,” Taylor said.  “This special program is available to all qualifying (more...)

Obama Urges More ‘Robust Commitments’ to Combat Ebola

By Victor Beattie , VOA News This article originally appeared on the Voice of America website on October 14. President Obama spoke with world leaders and was briefed by his public health and national security teams October 13 on international and domestic efforts to confront the Ebola epidemic. U.S. public health officials (more...)

How to Repair Small Appliances

Candice Hubbard Recently, it has become more and more difficult to get an appliance that is made to last and not intended for obsolescence. However, if you have a service contract that is still legitimate, repair may prove your finest bet. You might as well desire to spend some more cash (more...)

2,400 Urban Students to Get Unique Water Education Experience

Officials Gather in Camden to Celebrate First Area Stop for ‘Canoemobile’ As many as 2,400 urban students will paddle the Delaware River and other area waterways, test the quality of the waters and learn about key water issues over the next two weeks as the national “Canoemobile” program rolls into Delaware (more...)

Developing Self-Confidence and Cross-Cultural Skills

Sonya Hakobyan Armenia Utah State University, Logan, Utah, a large research university on a suburban campus Undergraduate study in the United States is a rewarding experience for any international student. The USA offers the world’s finest colleges and universities, with outstanding programs in all possible fields, including my own major, (more...)

May You Be Inscribed And Sealed For A Good Year

" The Jewish new year is not just a time to renew our resolve to lose another fifteen pounds. Rather, it’s the time when our fate stands in the balance as G‑d reviews our past year and decides whether or not to renew our lease on His planet," Rabbi said. In (more...)

Identity Thieves Target Kids as Well as Adults

By Jason Alderman I'm sorry to report that child identity fraud is alive and well in 2014. If anything, the problem may be worsening as identity thieves devise new methods to steal – and use – children's personal information. Most commonly, they'll harvest kids' dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and use (more...)

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