Archive for November 30th, 2009

Presidential Proclamation World AIDS Day 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

The White House has released the Presidential Proclamation for World AIDS Day (December 01) 2009.

World AIDS Day, 2009
By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 1, 2009, as World AIDS Day. I urge the Governors of the States and the territories subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join in appropriate activities to remember those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and to provide support and comfort to those living with this disease.

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Barack Obama
President of the United States of America

Full Text: Presidential Proclamation World AIDS Day 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Chanukah 2009 (11/30)

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures &
Folklore about Chanukah
the Jewish Festival of Lights

Nov 30 : 11 days till Chanukah

Did you know that the eight-day holiday of Chanukah falls anytime between the middle of November and the beginning of January?

The date fluctuates because Chanukah is set according to the Jewish calendar, which is lunar-based. The holiday of Chanukah begins on the 25th day of the Jewish month of Kislev.

Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, is a celebration of the victory of the Maccabees and the rededication of the Jerusalem Temple. It also commemorates the miracle of the oil that burned for 8 days. Jewish people mark this eight-day holiday by lighting the menorah, an eight-branched candelabra, and eating foods fried in oil such as potato latkes and jelly donuts. Join us for a new Did You Know? each day as we count down to Chanukah.

Chanukah, Hanukkah, Hanaka — no matter how you spell it — the fun begins at sundown on Friday December 11th.

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Did You Know? Countdown to December 2009 (11/30)

Monday, November 30th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore
About the Month of December

Nov 30 : 01 day till December

Did you know that despite — or perhaps because of — its dark, short days, December is the month of many bright festivals?

These include Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s Eve. Lighting candles features prominently in all of these holidays, and Chanukah is even referred to as the “Festival of Lights”.

Join us as we present a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the month of December!

Sources: Daily Holidays on the Net, Holidaypedia: December

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(November 30) Today we're celebrating . . .  Computer Security Day

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Computer Security Day
Are you practicing Safe Hex?

As the saying goes – you can never be too rich, too thin, or too computer secure! (?) Have you updated Windows recently? Is your virus software up to date? How about your firewall? Do you even know what I’m talking about?

If not then here are some links to help you on your way to practicing Safe Hex!

links:
Zone Alarm
McAfee
Symantec / Norton
Safe Hex – Safe Computing Tips

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