Russian Celebrity Receives First Three-Year U.S. Visa

Tina Kandelaki, seen here holding her U.S. visa, recently became the first Russian citizen to receive a multientry U.S. visa valid for three years. Kandelaki — born in Tbilisi, Georgia, to parents of Greek and Armenian descent —
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Obama Remarks in Advance of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

As we look forward to the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays Sunday night, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the New Year. This is a joyful time for millions of people around the world. But Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are also (more...)

Enroll Online in PA 529 College Savings Plan This Month and Save

September is “Saving for College Month” and Pennsylvania families can take advantage of a special offer from the college savings program offered by the state, according to state Sen. Mike Stack. Families who open a new Guaranteed Savings Plan account online through the Pennsylvania 529 College (more...)

Rosh Hashanah In Philadelphia: Apples Dipped In Honey & Much More

Rosh Hashanah occurs on the first and second days of Tishri and is commonly known as the Jewish New Year. The Bible refers to the holiday as Yom Ha-Zikkaron (the day of remembrance) or Yom Teruah (the day of the sounding of

Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays With the First Online Synagogue

Celebrate the Jewish High Holidays with the first and largest contemporary online synagogue: is a global outreach initiative. Its liturgy for the Jewish holidays expresses a contemporary and modern Jewish experience. The liturgy gives voice to Judaism’s ever-unfolding religious experience and promotes the values of

Philadelphia Set to Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out For The First Time

Philadelphia will put its best fashion foot forward and join a global celebration designed to highlight fashion and support the retail community citywide on Thursday, September 6. Fashion's Night Out is a one-night-only fashion extravaganza celebrated in stores in more

West Nile Virus Epidemic in Texas killed nine people

According to CNN News, "a West Nile virus epidemic has prompted a public health emergency in Dallas County, Texas, where the disease has killed nine people.

The virus there infected 175 people, said Patricia Huston of Dallas County Health and Human Services." Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins declared the

Southpaws: August 13 Is Your Day!

August 13 is International Left-Handers Day. Founded in 1976 by Left-Handers International, International Left-Handers Day promotes awareness of the inconveniences left-handers face in a predominantly right-handed world: tasks such as using scissors and can openers designed for right-handers, and writing on the right side of a spiral

Temple-Fox Chase Merger Will Strengthen Health Care in the Region

State Sen. Mike Stack joined officials from Fox Chase Cancer Center and Temple University Health System to mark the merger of the two health systems during a celebration at the cancer center. Fox Chase, a formerly independent facility located on Cottman Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia, is (more...)

Sewer Rates To Ensure Top-Quality Drinking Water

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) recently announced its proposal to seek rate changes, beginning October 1, 2012, to maintain the City’s top-quality water, alleviate flooding, meet regulatory requirements and improve the quality of local rivers and streams.  Even with the proposed additional rates, PWD’s water and sewer charges (more...)

Stack, Tomlinson Announce Significant RACP Grant for Aria Health-Torresdale

State Sens. Mike Stack and Robert Tomlinson have secured $3 million in state funding for an expansion project at Aria Health-Torresdale in Northeast Philadelphia. The lawmakers presented the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) funds to the hospital at a news conference. The Emergency Department construction project at Aria’s Torresdale campus will (more...)

Stack Calls for Spending Transparency at State, State-Related Universities

Following the NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State University, which includes a hefty fine, state Sen. Mike Stack today called for more openness and transparency at colleges and universities that received state support. “As Penn State continues to feel the fallout from the sex abuse scandal, it (more...)

AIDS Report Says Infections Slowing

By Charlene Porter
Staff Writer
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) reports that 34.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2011, while a decline in the rate of new infections has slowed the spread of the disease. UNAIDS released its latest findings about the scope and (more...)

Strangest Bars Of The World

Red Sea Star Bar First underwater bar, restaurant and observatory 'Red Sea Star Bar': The bar of the Red Sea Star differs in its essence from any other bar in Eilat, Israel. The floor of the Red Sea Star is made of real sand covered by a transparent epoxy layer. The chairs (more...)

California Wine and U.S. Beef Make a Perfect Pair

On June 14th, Ambassador McFaul together with the Wine Institute of California and the U.S. Meat Export Federation hosted a summer wine and beef promotion at the Ambassador’s residence, Spaso House.  Over 200 guests representing Moscow’s food and beverage industry tasted wines from nine Russian importers (more...)


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