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Ebola

Ebola

Pictured above: MSF (Médecins Sans Frontières) health staff in protective clothing constructing perimeter for isolation ward/CDC

VAV!/August 4, 2014

Saturday, August 2, 2014, an Ebola victim from Africa was brought into the United States. The patient was taken into a specialized isolation unit at one of the nation's leading hospitals for secluded treatment. Fears that the disease could spread in the U.S. has generated concern throughout the country.

What is Ebola?

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 August 2014 07:09 )

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How To Test Any Alkaline Battery

How To Test Any Alkaline Battery

VAV!/February 17, 2014

Need to test those alkaline batteries for a charge and don't have a meter? Here's a tip on how to check them.

With the flat/negative end of battery f...

Last Updated ( Monday, 17 February 2014 05:52 )

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Tainted Money

Tainted Money

VAV!/February 8, 2014

Did you know that currency contains traces of illegal drugs including cocaine? In fact, money is one of the world's most contaminated surfaces. What'...

Last Updated ( Saturday, 22 March 2014 06:02 )

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Etiquette - Emily Post

Etiquette  -  Emily Post

Pictured above: "The radiance of a truly happy bride is so beautifying that even a plain girl is made pretty, and a pretty one, divine." [Page 373.]

VAV!/January 30, 2014

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Last Updated ( Thursday, 30 January 2014 06:29 )

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New Heart Disease And Stroke Prevention Guidelines Released

New Heart Disease And Stroke Prevention Guidelines Released

VAV!/November 13, 2013

The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association , in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and ot...

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 November 2013 06:22 )

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KUNG PAO CHICKEN RECIPE

VAV!/September 19, 2014/Contributed by Bobby The Blog Chef Here's the recipe you all might have been waiting for – the legendary Kung Pao Chicken! I have wanted to make this for the longest time but have just finally got around to doing so now. Kung Pao chicken first originated in central-western China and has become very popular in the United States. This is the westernized version of kung pao chicken consisting of wok fried chicken pieces, roasted peanuts, scallions and a spicy sauce. For those of you that have been waiting for a Chinese chicken recipe that doesn't use a deep fryer – this is it. Even though you can deep fry the chicken pieces this time we are frying the chicken in the wok. Some versions of Kung Pao chicken use vegetables such as zucchini or red bell peppers. This recipe doesn't call for those but you can add them if you wish. Serve on top of white rice.

 

Macy's

Pictured above: Macy's Department Store's flagship location in Manhattan, New York/Highsmith, Carol M., 1946-, photographer/between 1980 and 2006/LOC VAV!/September 21, 2014 YOU ALWAYS GET MORE AT THE WORLD'S LARGEST STORE! Established in 1858 by 36 year old Rowland Hussey Macy as a small dry goods store on the corner of 14th Street and 6th Avenue in New York City,   R. H. Macy & Co (Macy's) is the Great American Department Store that transcends ordinary shopping.  Macy's signature events include  - the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Fourth of July Fireworks, flower shows, fashion extravaganzas, celebrity appearances and holiday traditions that range from the arrival of Santa Claus to tree lightings and festive window displays.  What's more, Macy's delivers an exemplary shopping environment, service and merchandise.  Macy's Herald Square, built in 1902 and universally recognized as a pre-eminent global shopping destination.  Who knew? First-day sales totaled $11.06 and by the end of the first full year, sales grossed an astounding $85,000. With the advent of 1877, R.H. Macy & Co. had become a full-fledged department store occupying the ground space of 11 adjacent buildings. It was then that Rowland adopted the red star as his symbol of success, that dated back to his days as a sailor. 

 

ACADEMY ANNOUNCES HOLLYWOOD COSTUME EXHIBITION-RELATED PROGRAMMING

 

Miss America Kira Kazantsev Crowned in Atlantic City

Pictured above:  Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015 In the City Where It All Began, Miss New York is Named Miss America 2015 VAV!/ATLANTIC CITY, NJ/September 14, 2014 Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 tonight at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The Miss America Finals were broadcast live on ABC. Kira's acceptance of the highly-prized crown is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation during her year of service as Miss America 2015. She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Love Shouldn't Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.

 

President Obama: “We Will Degrade and Ultimately Destroy ISIL”

Pictured above: President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation on the U.S. Counterterrorism strategy to combat ISIL, in the Cross Hall of the White House, Sept. 10, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) VAV!/September 11, 2014/Washington "ISIL is not "Islamic." No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state. It was formerly al Qaeda's affiliate in Iraq, and has taken advantage of sectarian strife and Syria's civil war to gain territory on both sides of the Iraq-Syrian border. It is recognized by no government, nor by the people it subjugates. ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple. And it has no vision other than the slaughter of all who stand in its way." - President Obama "ISIL is a terrorist organization, pure and simple." In an address from the State Floor of the White House on September 10, 2014, President Obama spoke to the nation about ISIL (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) -- and a comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy the terrorist group.  Ushering in a new military front in the Middle East, President Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria, along with expanded strikes in Iraq.

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