Without a doubt, achievement, awards and laurels go a long way in boosting anyone’s public image, let alone Barack Obama. However there is little denying the fact that the long list of awards that this fellow has received has strengthened his stand as a capable leader. From a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009 to a Best Spoken Word Album Grammy Award in 2006 for his audio book, Dreams form My Father, Obama has in some ways proved that he is indeed a multi faceted personality..

The most common disease on Bradford pear trees is fire blight, a bacterial infection that is treated by cutting off the diseased wood. Scratch the bark off below the infected area and if the tissue is rusty colored, the disease has already spread to that point. Prune, in winter or mid to late summer, about 8 to 12 inches from the affected area.

Ulcers can produce mild symptoms resembling heartburn or severe pain radiating throughout the upper portion of the body. The most common discomfort of ulcers is a burning sensation in the abdomen above the navel that may feel like hunger pangs. Pain comes about 30 to 120 minutes after eating or in the middle of the night when the stomach is empty.

Mehar migrated to England but regularly wrote affectionate letters in Urdu. Once I advised him to sort out his domestic problems. In a reply, he sent only Ghalib couplet : kahan ki dosti hai, keh baney hain dost naseah, koi charasaz hota, koi ghamkhawar hota last letter written from a London hospital on February 8, 1987, reached me after his death on February 11.

Combine all three by signing up for a class that will fill you with West African spirit and introduce you to Seattleites you’ve never known but should. Langston Hughes Cultural Art Center, 104 17th S., 684 4757. $100 $200. Dutch elm disease fungi grow within an elm’s circulatory system where water is transported. As the fungi grow, they block this system, inhibiting water and nutrients from reaching plant parts. The tree begins to lose color in its leaves and plant parts like branches wilt and die.

In 1939, Australian scientist Howard Florey purified penicillin from a special strain of mould. The team demonstrated penicillin’s ability to fight bacterial infection in mice and, later, humans. The antibiotic was mass produced and used to aid victims of World War II.

It might be difficult to get rid of the freckles you already have, but it’s not so hard to prevent more from appearing. One way you can do this is by protecting yourself from the sun. If you do need to be outside, make sure that you wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor, or SPF, of at least 15 [source: American Academy of Dermatology].