Trump’s COVID-19 Diagnosis And History Of Presidents’ Health : NPR

President Trump exits Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday in Bethesda, Md. He is staying at the hospital while receiving treatment for the coronavirus.

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President Trump exits Marine One at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Friday in Bethesda, Md. He is staying at the hospital while receiving treatment for the coronavirus.

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No sooner had it become known that President Trump had tested positive for the coronavirus than controversy arose over the amount and detail and truthfulness of the information about his condition that was coming from the White House.

The timeline of Trump’s diagnosis and treatment over the past few days continues to evolve. His medical team’s briefings from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center have at times resulted in more confusion than clarity.

In the latest example, White House

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Rick Houston Runs to Preserve NASCAR History, One Page at a Time

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From Autoweek

In the era of video teleconferences, the NASCAR Scene vault is easy to show off.

All 1,492 issues of the NASCAR publication of record for nearly 35 years stand collected behind its longtime Busch Grand National Series editor Rick Houston every time he logs on to record an episode of the Scene Vault podcast or conduct interviews like the one taking place right now.

They serve as pillars holding up the deeds of those who made NASCAR history and for those who recorded it.

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Photo credit: Zoom Teleconference

Upon its founding in 1976, Grand National Scene became the de facto source for NASCAR news, rumors, results and analysis.

The 1979 Daytona 500 had yet to launch NASCAR into the mainstream and it was difficult back then for a fan living outside of the Piedmont to find information about what transpired on a weekly

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Do You Know The History Of Antique Filing Cabinets?

Filing cabinets are one of the most used pieces of equipment in the home and office today. When you begin to shop for these cabinets there are some things you should know. They often come in pieces packaged with the hardware necessary to put them together. These kinds of storage cabinets are often made of metal and come in few colors such as black and white. Some of these cabinets are also made of wood, especially those antique cabinets that were used for everything, even as an armory.

Antique cabinets are often vastly different from the ones we know today. The oldest filing methods include the use of pigeonholes where the folded piece of paper would be inserted in the proper area, and then when the file was needed, a very inefficient process of opening each envelope resulted. Later the letter filing cabinets were designed so that the letters would … Read More

Tchoung Style Tai Chi Walking Stick Form History and Methods

Little-Known Self-Defense Weapon Offers Exercise Benefits Too. The tai chi walking stick was developed by Grandmaster Tchoung Ta-tchen. This is a novel form and practice that he developed over many years. He certified his American teachers to pass on this method including David Harris, Andrew Dale, Don Scott, and Harvey Kurland.

Traditional kung fu teaches 18 traditional weapons and a variety of secondary weapons. The internal art of tai chi ch’uan, however, teaches just four traditional weapons: straight double-edged sword, curved single-edged broadsword, spear, and halberd. There are several non-traditional weapons as well, such as the double sword, flute, fan, and short staff. One of the least known is the walking stick, which the Chinese call tuan kune.

Some students practice weapons forms for exercise or to be able to put on exciting exhibitions, while others do so for self-defense. The tai chi ch’uan walking-stick forms are among the few … Read More

A Beginning History of Old School Jujitsu – Part 1

Over the next couple of day’s I will writing an article of the history of Pre-WWII Japanese Jujitsu/Judo. I wasn’t sure where to start, but here I am so let’s get started.

I’m going to start with H. Irving Hancock, who in the early 1900’s wrote several books on the history of Japanese physical training & Jujitsu. I will start with his book Japanese Physical Training written in 1903.

“Subsequently he studied in Nagasaki, under Inouye San, instructor of Jiu-jitsu in the police department of that city”.

This was the first time I heard of Inouye. Now if we look at Hancock’s other book Jiu-jitsu Combat Tricks written a year later in 1904:

“Exponents of the Tenjin School of jiu-jitsu have developed in all its possible perfection a style of stopping the boxer’s blow that cannot be surpassed for neatness of execution, effectiveness and swiftness. It is a feat that … Read More

Table Tennis History – The Evolution of Table Tennis in Europe

Needs to be General PA’d for KW stuffing in the RB – these are the exact same terms the author uses in the KW box.

The sport of table tennis has a long and storied history. It was most likely derived from a game known as “Royal Tennis” that was played in Europe during medieval times around the 12th century AD. In the 1880’s a form of the game was frequently played by members of England’s upper class as an after dinner social activity. Dinner tables would be turned into playing surfaces, with piles of books being used as the “net” and household items acting as rackets. In 1890, an indoor gaming set was created by David Foster and patented in England. It included table versions of tennis, cricket, and football. In 1891, John Jacques of London released a game called “Gossima”, a game that included paddles, a web-wrapped cork … Read More

History and Evolution of Ping Pong


Table tennis or ping pong is a game played with two or four players by hitting a lightweight, hollow ball back and forth using rackets, this game played on a hard table with a net that divides the table to two halves.


Ping Pong was inspired by the traditional tennis game. It appeared in Britain during the 19th century as a parlour game played by the gentry after the dinner meal.

At first, ping pong was called by multi names such as wiff-waff, flim-flam etc. These names cames from the sound made when players hit the ball and the fall of the ball on the ping pong table.

In 1901, the popularity of ping pong was increased. That which encouraged British Manufacturer J.Jacques & Sons Ltd. to trademark the game as “ping pong.” and sold the rights of it to “Parker Brothers” American company

In 1921, the Table … Read More

Shaker Stylings and Their Rich History in Decor

Shakers lived in dormitory style housing and celebrated God in a busy and active way by engaging in tasks that brought out the best in themselves. Design details fell under “American Rustic” and were unmatched in craftsmanship.

Cabinetry Characteristics

Shakers use stile-and-rail recessed panel doors, and the inset is plain and flat. Lip and outside edges are also simple and the most common woods are cherry and maple for shaker cabinets. There are also shaker colors that are common, and the woodwork is painted in these colors. They were:

· Terra Cotta

· Pink

· Yellow

· Olive Green

· Blue Tones

Not only are the cabinets painted, but often times window frames, skirting, peg rail and beaded board also painted.

Shaker Cabinet Hardware and Accessories

The Shaker artisans made their cabinet pegs and pulls out of wood usually, but also sometimes used hand-forged finishes and metal. That style still … Read More

The Colorful History of Belmont Barber Chairs

Belmont barber chairs have been in existence since the early 20th century. They are popular for being elegant and cost effective at the same time. Their manufacturer, the Takara Belmont Company, has been leading the barber chair market since the 1960’s. As of now, the company sells three barber chair product lines: Elegance, Crea II and Regalo II. The Elegance is geared towards retro barber shops. On the other hand, the Crea II is intended for modern salons or barber shops with a traditional theme. Finally, the Regalo II is marketed for high end clients.

The Belmont barber chair had its humble beginnings in Japan. Hidenobu Yoshikawa was the man behind this product. In 1931, Takara Chuzo Ltd. began its production of barber chairs. Back then, the company was still named as such. Twenty years later, it reach a milestone by releasing a hydraulic version of its chair. It was … Read More

History of the Concept 2 Rowing Machines

When most people evaluate their overall fitness level, there are very few that do not have goals they would like to meet to improve their performance. There are three major areas or concerns that most people indicate impact on their ability to increase their fitness level:

oThe time factor. Many people are so busy they simply don’t have additional time in the day for longer or more frequent workouts.

oThe cost factor. Going to the gym or working out at home can be costly both in gym memberships and home fitness equipment prices.

oThe boredom factor. Whether at home or in the gym the workouts become old quickly and it is hard to get enthusiastic about returning.

These factors are even more pronounced if you are working out at home. Due to space and cost restrictions there are limits on the equipment that most of us can purchase to set … Read More