Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Rosh Hashanah September 20, 2017

DIANE'S CORNER ... Celebrate Rosh Hashanah
Rosh hashanah (jewish New Year) concept. Traditional symbols
Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, a fall holiday that calls for both rejoicing and serious introspection. According to Jewish tradition, Rosh Hashanah is the birthday of the world and also the time of divine judgment. Rosh Hashanah is followed, ten days later, by Yom Kippur. Together these two days are called the High Holidays.

Services are held in synagogues, with a special liturgy that emphasizes the themes of the holiday. In the midst of the liturgy you hear blasts from the shofar, made from a ram’s horn. The call of the shofar sounds like a person or an animal wailing, and serves to remind Jews to call out to the Divine and change their lives for the better.

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Word of the Day

prophylactic 


Definition:(adjective) Acting to defend against or prevent something, especially disease; protective.
Synonyms:preventative
Usage:The doctor prescribed a prophylactic antibiotic to the nervous patient.

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Idiom of the Day

be left (out) in the cold

 — To be ignored, forgotten, or excluded, as from a group, activity, benefit, etc.

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History

James Meredith Is Barred from the University of Mississippi (1962)

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After a US federal court ruled that colleges could not deny admission to qualified students on the basis of race, civil rights activist James Meredith prepared to enter the segregated University of Mississippi. On the day of Meredith's enrollment, Mississippi Governor Ross Barnett stood in the doorway of the admissions office, physically blocking Meredith's entry, and informed him that his application was denied. Ten days later, Meredith returned—with 500 federal marshals. 

Maxwell Perkins (1884)

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After joining the publishing firm of Charles Scribner's Sons, Perkins became an enormously well-regarded editor with a genius for recognizing and fostering new talent. Though best known for the intensive editorial work that shaped Thomas Wolfe's sprawling manuscripts into publishable form, he also edited and published early works by then-unknown writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and Erskine Caldwell.

Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta

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Cartegena, located on the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern Spain, is an ancient city steeped in the history of the Carthaginian and Roman Empires. Today, for 10 days in late September, thousands of local people celebrate the Carthaginians and Romans Fiesta by dressing in period costume and reenacting this pivotal era in history. The festivities open with a ceremonial lighting of a sacred fire, and over the next several days, festival attendees witness a series of reenactments, including a Roman circus and the victorious march by the Roman Legions through the streets of Cartegena. 

Storing lightning inside thunder: Researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves

Researchers at the University of Sydney have dramatically slowed digital information carried as light waves by transferring the data into sound waves in an integrated circuit, or microchip.
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World first: 'Storing lightning inside thunder'
Storing lightning inside thunder: Researchers are turning optical data into readable soundwaves

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1881 - Chester A. Arthur became the 21st president of the U.S. President James A. Garfield had died the day before. 

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Circa 1921 photograph of the 9th floor KDKA transmission room.
1921 - KDKA in Pittsburgh, PA, started a daily radio newscast. It was one of the first in the U.S. 

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1946 - The first Cannes Film Festival premiered. The original premier was delayed in 1939 due to World War II. 

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1953 - The TV show "Letter to Loretta" premiered. The name was changed to "The Loretta Young Show" on February 14, 1954. 

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1955 - "You'll Never Be Rich" premiered on CBS-TV. The name was changed less than two months later to "The Phil Silvers Show." 

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1966 - George Harrison went to India for his first visit to Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. 

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1967 - The ocean liner Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2) was launched. It went out of service on November 27, 2008. 

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1973 - The Roxy Theater opened in Los Angeles, CA. The opening acts were Elton John, Carole King and Jackson Browne. 

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1995 - The U.S. House of Representatives voted to drop the national speed limit. This allowed the states to decide their own speed limits. 

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1998 - The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum paid tribute to Robert Johnson with eight days of activities. Johnson only recorded 29 songs before dying in August of 1938. 

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DAILY SQU-EEK




If You Were Born Today, September 20
You seek security and harmony in your life, preferring to keep the peace than to deal with too much conflict. You have a gentle, peaceable manner. Intelligent and analytical, your opinions are strong although rarely forced upon others. Although generally quiet and likable, you have a strength of character that others sense. You have a straightforward manner, yet you are also magnetic and intuitive. Idealistic in love, it can take some time before you see a partner clearly. Famous people born today: Sophia Loren, Upton Sinclair, Alexander the Great, Jon Bernthal, Moon Bloodgood, Asia Argento, Anne Meara.
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READERS INFO
1.
National Alpaca Farm Days
September 24 - 25, 2017


Join us the last weekend in September as alpaca farms all across North America open their gates to the public.
  • Feel the alpaca fleece
  • Tour the farm
  • Experience live demonstrations
  • Learn about raising and breeding alpacas
  • Shop for alpaca products
  • Enjoy a fun day at the farm for the whole family!

further information: National Alpaca Farm Days

2. On This Day in 1884
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Julie Rosewalk becomes the first woman to lead services in an American synagogue, She led the music, chanted portions of the worship normally reserved for a cantor, and directed the choir at San Francisco’s Temple Emanu-El following the death of the congregation’s cantor. 

3. On This Day in 1960

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Mickey Thompson tried for the second time to become the fastest driver in history. The California hot-rod driver had attempted once before to set the world land-speed record, but was unable to complete the entire run when his car -- a vehicle he had designed and built himself -- broke down on the return journey across the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. On the journey out, Thompson became the first American to travel faster than 400 miles per hour on land, but disaster struck when he attempted the return.

Thompson was nipping at the heels of the previous land-speed record-holder, British driver John Cobb. Cobb held a land-speed record of 394 miles per hour, which he had achieved in 1947. In order to earn a place in the record books, drivers must travel a mile across the salt flats and return within the hour, using an average of the two maximum speeds reached as the final speed recorded. This stipulation is in place to account for wind assistance and resistance. Thompson's goal was to overtake Cobb's record-setting speed when he raced across the desert in 1960. After his successful first pass, he refueled the 7,000-pound 2,000 horsepower car, which he aptly named Challenger, and set off for the return journey. As the huge vehicle gathered speed, the Challenger promptly quit. Thompson claimed that it was an issue with the driveline that stopped him in his tracks, but speculation in later years has been that the problem had something to do with the engine. Because Thompson was sponsored by an engine manufacturer, it is assumed that he fabricated the tale of a malfunctioning driveline to appeal to his sponsors.

A few weeks later, Mickey Thompson set out on his second trip across the Utah wasteland, this time with no mechanical issues standing in his way. He was unable to best his British counterpart, but had gained fame and notoriety for his behemoth Challenger and went on to set more than a hundred speed records throughout his career.

4. ON THIS DAY IN 1965
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Rewards catalog
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S&H Green Stamps were trading stamps popular in the from the 1930s until the late 1980s. They were distributed as part of a rewards program operated by the Sperry & Hutchinson company (S&H), founded in 1896 by Thomas Sperry and Shelley Byron 
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Customers would receive stamps at the checkout counter of any supermarkets, department stores, and gasoline stations among other retailers, which could be redeemed for numerous products in the catalog.


5. TONIGHT CELESTIAL EVENT:
New Moon
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The Moon will located on the same side of the Earth as the Sun and will not be visible in the night sky. This phase occurs at 05:30 UTC. This is the best time of the month to observe faint objects such as galaxies and star clusters because there is no moonlight to interfere.

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Pictures of the day

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Drainage of water in Lake Urmia in Iran between 1984 and 2014. Once the largest lake in the Middle East, with a surface area of approximately 5,200 km2 (2,000 sq mi), this salt lake has shrunk to less than 10% of its former size.

THICK VEIL OF HAZE
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There was no borderline between sky and lake by a thick veil of haze at dawn on that day. And the waves ruffled on the silence lake.
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LISA WRAPby Jessie Rayot
Lisa Wrap free crochet pattern by Jessie At Home - 2

Row 1: Ch 80, turn, sl st in second ch from hook, sl st in next 19 chs, sc in next 20 chs, hdc in next 20 chs, dc in next 18 chs, 2 dc in last ch.
Row 2: Turn, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same st, dc in next 18 sts, hdc in next 20 sts, sc in next 20 sts, sl st in blo of next 20 sts.
Row 3: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st here or throughout), skip 1, sl st in blo of next 20 sts, sc in next 20 sts, hdc in next 20 sts, dc in next 18 sts, 2 dc in last st.
Repeat rows 2 and 3 to desired size.
Wear or give and enjoy!
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RECIPE

Apple, Honey & Brie Cheesy Pull-Apart Bread

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Don’t you love when you whip up a recipe that looks really impressive, but was actually a total cinch to make? This is one of those recipes.
This ooey, gooey, sweet and savory pull-apart bread goes great with a glass of wine and close friends. But it also serves as a fun, crowd-pleasing appetizer for Rosh Hashanah gatherings (if you’re serving a dairy meal).
If brie isn’t your thing, swap it out for cheddar. 
INGREDIENTS
1 round loaf sourdough bread (or other round crusty bread)
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 sprigs fresh thyme
1 sprig fresh rosemary
Pinch of sea salt
½ apple, sliced thin
½ lb brie cheese, cut into thin 1 inch slices
2 Tbsp honey
Thick sea salt (optional)
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DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with tin foil.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt butter at 30 second intervals. Add fresh thyme and generous pinch of salt.
Using a serrated knife, cut the top of bread diagonally in one direction, then diagonally in the other direction, creating a criss-cross. Be careful not to cut all the way through. Gently fan the bread out slightly to accentuate the squares of bread.
Pour butter mixture all across the top of bread and into the crevices.
Place slices of brie and apple in between all the squares of bread. There is no such thing as too much in this step. Just stuff as much as you can.
Drizzle with honey and top with thick sea salt if desired. You can also add some additional herbs at this point on top, but it’s not necessary.
Place bread on top of foil lined baking sheet. Cover loosely with another piece of tin foil. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove piece of foil. Bake another 10 minutes, until bread is golden and crisp, and cheese is oozing. Serve immediately.
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CROCKPOT RECIPE

Slow-Cooker Brisket and Onions

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SWEETS
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Apples Dipped in Honey

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ADULT COLORING
Beautiful sweet cupcake pagesFrom the gallery : Cup Cakes


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CRAFTS
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CHILDREN'S CORNER ... crafts
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How to Make Watercolor Leaf Art


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PUZZLE
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Vine Twist Column Jigsaw Puzzle

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WORD SEARCH


alive
arrive
average

bigger

carpet
casino
circulate
class
close
conference
crept

dare

enter

fare
flaunt
floral
flower
halibut
hedge
hitch

local

ornate

party
plate
radio
ready
recede
role

sate
share
situation
slant
sober
sore
stray
taste
teas
think
tore
touch

vale

winter


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SUDOKU ... hard




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On August 16, 2017, Andre De Kock of South Africa drove a motorcycle through a flaming makeshift tunnel while on fire himself!-------------------- In June 2017, 1,387 people gathered in Ludington, Michigan, and made sand angels for 30 seconds! Submitted by Dan Paulun, W. Lafayette, OH.-------------------- Costume designers for "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy pieced together so much chainmail armor that it rubbed away their fingerprints!

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CLEVER
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EYE OPENER

Surprising Uses for Aspirin You Never Knew Existed


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When it comes to a first aid box, one common medicine you can find in it is aspirin. It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that has analgesic (pain-relieving), antipyretic (fever-reducing) and anti-inflammatory effects.
It is one of the most commonly used drugs for the treatment of mild to moderate pain, as well as migraines and fevers. It is even used by doctors to treat or prevent heart attacks, strokes and chest pain. In fact, aspirin given shortly after a heart attack reduces the risk of death.
It is true that aspirin is a bit of an overachiever. And besides treating pain and fevers, this magical over-the-counter medicine has many other uses. It can be used as a remedy for skin and hair problems as well as help ease household chores.

1. Treats Acne and Pimples

Aspirin can reduce the appearance of acne and pimples, which take away the beauty of your face.
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The salicylic acid in aspirin helps reduce acne and pimples by removing oil and dead skin cells that are clogging them. It also aids in reducing inflammation, the root of redness and pain, two common symptoms of skin breakouts.
  1. Crush 2 or 3 aspirin tablets and mix them with a little lemon juice or just pain water to form a paste.
  2. Apply it to the acne or pimples.
  3. Leave it on for a few minutes before washing off thoroughly.
  4. Repeat once daily.

2. Keeps Dandruff at Bay

Many people have dandruff problems. If you have dandruff and wish to get rid of it completely, try aspirin.
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Aspirin contains salicylic acid that helps control dandruff by exfoliating your scalp. Salicylic acid skims the dry skin from your scalp, so that the flakes can be washed off when you shampoo your hair.
  • Crush 2 or 3 aspirins into a fine powder and mix it with a blob of shampoo. Wash your hair with the mixture, massaging it onto your scalp. Leave it in for 5 minutes, then rinse and wash your hair again with a mild shampoo. Repeat 1 or 2 times a week.
  • Alternatively, dissolve the 2 aspirins in 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. Massage the mixture into your scalp. Leave it in for 30 minutes, then wash your hair thoroughly. Use this dandruff treatment a couple of times per week.
3. Relieves Mosquito and Insect Bites

Whether you are bitten by mosquitoes or other insects, aspirin can help relieve the symptoms.

Aspirin has strong anti-inflammatory properties that can effectively control swelling caused by mosquito and other insect bites. It can even provide comfort to skin redness, itchiness and a burning sensation sometimes caused by insect bites.

  • Grind a few aspirins into a fine powder. Add a few drops of water to make a paste. Apply the paste to the affected area and leave it on for a few hours. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  • For minor bites, wet the affected skin and rub an aspirin over the bite.
Note: In case of a poisonous bug bite, consult a doctor immediately.

4. Treats Ingrown Hairs

An ingrown hair causes a lot of discomfort, which you can treat with aspirin. The salicylic acid in aspirin scrubs away dead skin to loosen the offending hair.
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Its anti-inflammatory nature can help reduce redness and inflammation. It can also treat and prevent mild infection.
  1. Dissolve 2 or 3 aspirin tablets in 1 teaspoon of warm water until it forms a paste-like consistency.
  2. Add 1 teaspoon of honey to the paste.
  3. Apply the paste to the affected area.
  4. Leave it on for 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse it off with warm water and gently pat the skin dry.
  6. Follow this remedy once or twice a week as needed.

5. Treats Nose Piercing Bumps

You can use aspirin to heal nose piercing bumps. The raised red bump usually develops due to infection and may eventually lead to scar tissue. The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin will help reduce the swelling, redness and skin irritation caused by the nose piercing.
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  1. Mix 4 aspirin tablets with a little water to make a paste.
  2. Apply on your nose piercing bump and leave it on overnight.
  3. Rinse it off the next morning.
  4. Do this daily for a few days until the infection clears.
Note: Make sure you also clean your nose piercing daily. This remedy may not work on a nose granuloma.

6. Reduces Keloids

Aspirin can also help reduce the size of keloids and help fade keloid scars, thanks to its salicylic acid content which helps break down the extra layer of keratin protein on the skin. This remedy works best on newly formed keloids as with time, they become stubborn and more difficult to treat.
  1. Dissolve 4 aspirin tablets in a little lemon juice to get a paste.
  2. Apply it on the affected area.
  3. Leave it on for at least 20 minutes, until the paste dries completely.
  4. Wash it off and apply a little olive oil to soothe and moisturize the skin.
  5. Do this twice daily for a few weeks.

7. Removes Calluses from Feet

Your regular aspirin can also soften calluses as well as corns. Being a mild defoliant, it can help get rid of dead skin cells and keep your feet soft to prevent the formation of corns and calluses.
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  1. Prepare a solution with 3 crushed aspirin tablets, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of water.
  2. Heat a piece of cloth in a microwave and soak it in the prepared solution.
  3. Place it on the affected area.
  4. After 10 minutes, rub a pumice stone all over your feet.
  5. Repeat the process once daily for a few days until your calluses become super soft.

8. Treats Bee and Yellow Jacket Stings

Aspirin is a highly effective home treatment for bee or yellow jacket stings. It helps neutralize the venom for quick recovery from the symptoms.
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In addition, its anti-inflammatory nature helps control pain and swelling.
  1. Take 2 or 3 aspirins.
  2. Add a few drops of water to dissolve the tablets and form a thin paste.
  3. Apply it on the affected area and allow it to dry on its own.
  4. Rinse it off with lukewarm water.
  5. Repeat as needed.
You need to change the flowers frequently to maintain the beauty of your displayed vase. To keep the freshness of cut flowers intact, you can use aspirin as it helps lower the pH of water. This trick works especially well for roses!
  1. Add a few crushed up aspirin tablets to the water in the vase.
  2. Then, arrange the cut flowers as per your liking.
  3. Change the vase water every few days.

9. Fresh Flowers Bloom Extender

Fresh cut flowers displayed in a vase have a pretty short life and tend to wilt away quickly. This happens because the flowers start producing ethylene gas as they slowly decay.
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You need to change the flowers frequently to maintain the beauty of your displayed vase. To keep the freshness of cut flowers intact, you can use aspirin as it helps lower the pH of water. This trick works especially well for roses!
  1. Add a few crushed up aspirin tablets to the water in the vase.
  2. Then, arrange the cut flowers as per your liking.
  3. Change the vase water every few days.

10. Removes Stains from Clothes

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Whether you have sweat, coffee, tea, or ink on your clothes, you can get rid of the stain completely using aspirin. Aspirin can remove spots and blotches from fabrics as effectively as commercial fabric stain removers.
  1. Crush 2 or 3 aspirins into a fine powder.
  2. Mix the powder in ½ cup of warm water.
  3. Soak the stained part of the fabric in the solution for 2 to 3 hours.
  4. Then, wash the article of clothing in your washing machine as usual.
  5. If needed, repeat again.
For hard-to-remove stains, add cream of tartar to the solution before applying it on the fabric.



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