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Federal Trade Commission Warns Public About Contact Tracing

by Colleen Tressler Consumer Education Specialist, FTC You’ve probably been hearing a lot about contact tracing. It’s the process of identifying people who have come in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, instructing them to quarantine and monitoring their symptoms daily. Contact tracers are usually hired by a state’s department of public health. They work with an infected person to get the names and phone numbers for everyone that infected person came in close contact with while the possibly infectious. Those names... Read more →


Pets News: Adding a Furry Friend to your Family

by Namukolo Kasumpa International Fellow, Division of Consumer & Business Education If you’ve been thinking about adding a pet to your family, now may be a good time. In addition to pets offering unconditional love, companionship, and amusement, studies have shown that the bond between people and their pets has health benefits. Regular walking or playing with pets can decrease blood pressure, cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels. Finding a pet may be a little different during the pandemic. While many shelters, rescue leagues and breeders... Read more →


Primaries Being Held in Eight States June 2

Marielle Bricker / Ballotpedia via The Center Square Eight states are holding statewide primaries on June 2, 2020: Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, and South Dakota. CNBNews graphics file \Four states did not originally plan to hold primaries on this date, but postponed them amid the coronavirus pandemic. Maryland and Pennsylvania’s primaries were originally scheduled for April 28, Indiana’s primary was scheduled for May 5, and Idaho’s primary was scheduled for May 19. Three states are holding their primaries largely by mail... Read more →


Psychological Game Benefits for Adults

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 27, 2020)--In our modern lives, most of us focus so heavily on work and other things that we never seem to have time for fun. When we have some leisure time, we tend to sit in front of our TV or computer than engage in fun, rejuvenating play as we did in our childhood. But the thing is that play is not just essential for kids; it can be an important source of relaxation for adults as well. Playfulness leads to creative thinking and... Read more →


Spring Allergies and COVID-19

By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS) Spring allergy season has caused new concerns about how to control symptoms, when businesses reopen, after the COVID 19 epidemic isolation restrictions are lifted. There may be a lot of finger pointing due to the similarity of those symptoms with those experienced by a Coronavirus carrier. Fortunately, experts have offered guidance about preventing and treating those symptoms. Here are the top allergy stories of the decade, filled with helpful advice. 1- SinuSonic/ International... Read more →


Attract Butterflies to your Garden

(NAPSI)­—In this season of social distancing, many Americans are turning to gardening, finding joy and peace in an outdoor activity that can be safely enjoyed from home. “What all gardeners know, and the rest of you may discover, is that if you have even the smallest space, a pot on a window ledge, a front step, a wee yard, there is no balm to the soul greater than planting seeds,” recently wrote Charlotte Mendelsen for The New Yorker. If you haven’t gotten your hands a... Read more →


Want To Work For Facebook? Now’s Your Chance

Philadelphia City Hall/unsplash.com (Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 26, 2020)--The job market is difficult at the moment. Of all the times to find yourself out of work, the first half of 2020 has been particularly unkind to those seeking employment. It's a competitive world out there at the best of times, but with so many companies laying staff off or scaling back operations in recent months, more people are struggling to find paid work in Philadelphia right now than at any other point in living memory. That could be... Read more →


OFFICER DOWN: Louisiana State Trooper George Baker Struck and Killed by Patrol Car

Trooper George Baker Louisiana State Police, Louisiana End of Watch Sunday, May 24, 2020 HAMMOND, LOUISIANA--Trooper George Baker, age 33, succumbed to injuries sustained on May 20th, 2020, when he was struck by a Hammond patrol car while removing stop sticks from the roadway during a vehicle pursuit. The pursuit started when officers from the Hammond Police Department attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle. Trooper Baker and another trooper successfully deployed stop sticks on Wardline Road, near the intersection with Kate Street, causing the vehicle... Read more →


Three Elementary Schools and Two High Schools in the Camden Diocese Closing

The Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School, Collingswood one of five schools to be closed At the end of the current school term on June 30, 2020. The three elementary schools and two high schools are: — Good Shepherd Regional Elementary School in Collingswood — Saint Joseph Regional Elementary School in Hammonton — Cape Trinity Catholic School in Wildwood
 — Saint Joseph High School in Hammonton — Wildwood Catholic High School in Wildwood “The decision to close the schools is difficult,” the diocese said in announcing... Read more →


Chinese National Arrested For $20 Million Scheme To Fraudulently Obtain Loans

MUGE MA, a/k/a “Hummer Mars,” lied about his phony companies having hundreds of employees; MA’s Company Also Fraudulently Held Itself Out as Representing New York State in Procuring COVID-19 Supplies MUGE MA, a/k/a “Hummer Mars Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, William F. Sweeney Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge of the New York Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”), Kevin Kupperbusch, Eastern Region Special Agent-in-Charge of the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Small Business... Read more →


Secretary Robert Wilkie’s Memorial Day Message

Related: American Hero Face of Defense ARLINGTON, VA (May 25,2020)--Our country has been blessed with men and women whose sacrifices allowed us to flourish as individuals, as a society, and as a Nation. On Memorial Day, we pause to remember, honor and express our gratitude to all those Americans who lost their lives in uniform. The names of many of them are forever memorialized in our Department of Veterans Affairs, State Veterans, and American Battle Monuments cemeteries across our country and around the world. It... Read more →


Memorial Day, A Time to Remember

Related: American Hero Face of Defense STATE COMMANDER'S MEMORIAL DAY MESSAGE For 120 years the VFW has honored the legacy of the men and women who served in our nation's military and made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom. Our annual Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies have ensured the sacrifices of our fallen - and the Gold Star families of these heroes - are never forgotten. Their sacrifices remind us that our freedom did not come cheaply, it was earned with precious American blood. This... Read more →


COVID-19 Can Cause Kidney Injury

(NAPSI)—According to a recent Harris Poll, too many people don’t know all they should about the dangers of coronavirus—particularly how it can affect the kidneys. Most Americans don’t know it, but the coronavirus can hurt patients’ kidneys as well as their lungs. COVID-19, it seems, attacks more than just the lungs. In the new National Kidney Foundation-Harris Poll Survey on COVID-19 and Kidney Health, the findings show low levels of awareness on both the risk of developing an acute kidney injury as a result of... Read more →


Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters

Best Friends Every day in America, 2,000 dogs and cats are killed in shelters. That means 83 dogs or cats are killed every hour just because they don’t have safe places to call home. That’s the bad news. Peyton (CNBNews file photo) Now the good: Best Friends Animal Society and our 2,700+ partners across the country are doing something are coming together and doing something about it. Government and private shelters, small and large shelter organizations, spay/neuter organizations and people like you are coming together... Read more →


“Surveillance Capitalism Meets The Coronavirus Shock Doctrine"

The Intercept Presents “Surveillance Capitalism Meets The Coronavirus Shock Doctrine,” A Live Discussion on Thursday, May 28 (4 p.m. ET) with Naomi Klein, Shoshana Zuboff and Host Mehdi Hasan New York, NY – May 21, 2020 – On Thursday, May 28, Intercept senior columnist Mehdi Hasan will host a live video discussion with Intercept senior correspondent Naomi Klein (“The Shock Doctrine" and "On Fire: The Burning Case for A Green New Deal") and Shoshana Zuboff (“The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human... Read more →


CNBNews Book Review: Wicked Humor, Self Help, Poignant Personal Stories, Creating The Right Culture

“Enemy Queen” by Robert Steven Goldstein (NAPS)—Full of wicked humor, artful eroticism, scintillating dialogue, and a bit of intrigue, “Enemy Queen” is an exhilarating romp set in a North Carolina college town. When attorney Stanley Berman and professor Thomas McClellan share a house, they spend evenings drinking wine, playing chess and lamenting their ineptitude with women. Then the professor hatches a scheme to bring a young woman into the house. The counselor is dubious but persuaded nonetheless. The two find themselves outwitted by Victoria, a... Read more →


Bills Now Favored To Win AFC East

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 24, 2020)--It’s been a really long time since anyone besides the New England Patriots won the AFC East. They’ve won the division every single year since 2009 and while they came in second in 2008 (when Tom Brady was lost for the season and Matt Cassel had to step in), that’s still the only time since 2003 that they haven’t won the division. Of course, a lot has changed this offseason as Tom Brady has left the building. Brady had led the Patriots to... Read more →


The Recovery Village Telehealth app

Advanced Recovery Systems remains dedicated to the health, safety and long term recovery of our patients as we respond to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). While our treatment centers remain open at this time, we’re excited to announce the launch of The Recovery Village Telehealth app, our new telehealth service. As a leader in behavioral health, we are committed to doing our part to contain the pandemic, without impacting our daily efforts to meet the urgent needs of those affected by addiction. The Recovery... Read more →


How to Study and Remember Everything 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 23, 2020)--As the exams are approaching, many students spend days and nights memorizing the course material. Yet, to perform your best in college, you need to comprehend and understand what you’re studying. To improve your memory and comprehension, use the tips below for an effective revision. To study effectively, you need to make room from other academic tasks and papers. For example, a professional online paper edit company essay-editor.net can fix grammar in your essay. You’ll get your written assignment improved by the best... Read more →


New Jersey Faces $10 Billion Revenue Deficit

By Kim Jarrett | The Center Square (The Center Square) – New Jersey is facing a nearly $10 billion revenue shortfall through the end of fiscal year 2021, according to a report issued by state Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic file A $2.72 billion deficit is projected for the remainder of fiscal 2020, which was extended from June 30 to Sept. 30. A deficit of $7.2 billion is projected by the end of fiscal 2021. The state saw a steep decline in revenues in... Read more →


CNBNews Book Review: Four Powerful Stories Of Love, Growth And The Soul

Rachael’s Return” by Janet Rebhan (NAPSI)—Caroline Martin has everything but the thing her soul craves most: a daughter. During a routine hysterectomy, she unwittingly aborts the little girl she’s always longed for, leaving the unborn baby’s soul in limbo. She shares a hospital room with a pregnant woman who’s just been shot by her boyfriend. Her unborn child is barely hanging on—and the soul of Caroline’s hovering baby cannot resist the urge to rebirth via this unclaimed fetus. In the aftermath, two engaging heavenly guides... Read more →


CNBNews April & May Cheers and Jeers

"No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow." ~MAYA ANGELOU JEER--Did you see the massive graffiti (right-hand top of photo)on the ramp on the 295 Missing Moves project in Bellmawr? Those responsible have added to the cost of the $180 million projects since their scribble will have to be removed. A Hiss! Boo! to whoever is supposed to be keeping the vandals away from that area. No doubt the police are spending their... Read more →


What are the narrative essay writing help tips?

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 22, 2020)--People who have devoted themselves to writing essays know that choosing the right way of expressing ideas can sometimes be difficult. Depending on the title and the main purpose of the essay, it can be written in a narrative, descriptive style, or example discussion. Each style demands to follow its own principles of composing, such as style, words, literary devices and so on. Each principle may seem simple at first glance, but using them all together can create the essay's atmosphere, and as... Read more →


Philadelphia Democratic Judge of Election Pleads Guilty to Stuffing Ballots for Three Years

PHILADELPHIA (May 21, 2020)--– United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, of Philadelphia, PA, a former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division in South Philadelphia, has been charged and has pled guilty to a two-count Information charging (1) conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for specific Democratic candidates in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 primary elections, and (2) a violation of the Travel Act, which forbids the... Read more →


TSA prepared for summer travelers with updated security procedures

In response to COVID-19, procedure changes rolling out nationwide by mid-June WASHINGTON – With the Memorial Day holiday weekend kicking off the start of summer, the Transportation Security Administration is preparing a very different travel season given the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. TSA has implemented changes to the security screening process that reduce the potential for cross-contamination at the security checkpoint in an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. TSA has already begun implementation of these changes – with more to be implemented at... Read more →


Five Ways to Set Up An Efficient Workshop

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 22, 2020)--Workshops require efficiency. Not just to make any project you are working on more productive, but for the safety of any in the workshop and the longevity of your tools. An efficient workshop is one where you can envision projects and see them through, time and again. Whether you are looking to start your own workshop, or are going to use your time now to revamp your existing one, ensure it has these five components: Shadow Boards Shadow boards are easily one of... Read more →


GUEST OPINION: Investigate Cuomo!

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor May 21, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue is calling for a federal investigation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik has called for an independent federal investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the way he handled the coronavirus pandemic in New York's nursing homes. We second that. Cuomo is responsible for the nursing home scandal: nearly 6,000 men and women have died in New York State nursing homes as a result of coronavirus,... Read more →


Plan, Ideate, and Take Risks like Boris Wolfman to Make Your Business a Raging Success 

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 22, 2020)--No entrepreneur wants to launch his/her business and not expect profits! Business isn't about becoming complacent after attaining the initial gains. Instead, it is essential to move ahead and embrace the best technological aid, innovative thinking, and systems to achieve more success, an increased customer base, and returns on investment. If you are an ambitious entrepreneur and want your business venture to attain incremental success, follow the best business practices. There's no substitute for consistent effort, smart thinking, constant innovation, and careful planning... Read more →


Guest Opinion: We Are Still Not Prepared

Despite Decade of Warnings, We Weren't Prepared for a Pandemic—And We're Still Not Prepared for the Next One “COVID–19 should serve as a warning of how much worse a pandemic could be—and spur the necessary action to contain an outbreak before it is again too late,” write Michael T. Osterholm and Mark Olshaker. “If the world doesn’t learn the right lessons from its failure to prepare and act on them with the speed, resources, and political and societal commitment they deserve, the toll next time... Read more →


7 Reasons to Choose a DBA Over a Ph.D. in Business Management

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(May 21, 2020)--There has always been a certain kudos around studying for a Ph.D. The ability to earn the title of “Doctor” is an appealing one for many. However, you need to consider whether this is the right choice for you and your career aspirations or whether it is merely a way to boost your ego and appear more qualified. Traditionally a Ph.D. is studied by those who wish to excel in an academic career. For example, becoming a lecturer or working in a research... Read more →


Join the Virtual Moral March

At AFSCME, we are committed to fighting inequality. To lifting people out of poverty. To protecting and expanding health care. To ensuring all working people have the rights and the respect we deserve. These are basic human rights, and we proudly join the struggle anywhere for these values. Now, a global pandemic is exposing inequality and injustice – and making them worse. It is working class people who are losing their jobs. It is the poorest among us, as always, feeling the most pain as... Read more →


Memories: On The Happy Occasion of my wife, Sandy’s 73rd Birthday

Published on October 21, 2019. By: Joe Ball | CNBNews Contributor The first time I ever saw Sandra Cohan was at her front door, 2442 Bryn Mawr Ave., in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. Joe Ball I was there as a “blind date.” She was 19. I was 28. I remember my first thought, when she opened the door of her parent’s home: It was: “I like her looks!” Our first date was a neighborhood movie, “Cyrano De Bergerac,”followed by either a hamburger at the... Read more →


Video: Bellmawr Police Arrest Atilis Gym Customer

Philadelphia Inquirer Youtube video (Gloucestercitynews.net)--BELLMAWR NJ (May 20, 2020)--Police arrested an Atilis Gym patron on Tuesday, May 19 and, charged him with violating Gov. Man arrested for violating stay at home order and refusing to give his name Murphy's stay at home order and police obstruction, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. He allegedly refused to give his name and personal information to the arresting officers. On Monday morning a crowd of 200 plus people rallied outside of the gym to support the owners, Ian Smith... Read more →


MD Anglers Catching Striped Bass and Red Drum

Maryland Fishing Report – May 20 May 20, 2020 Braden Walsh is all smiles with the first golden trout that he caught last weekend. Photo by Gary Soukup It may be hard to believe, but Memorial Day weekend approaches. Folks are seeking rejuvenation in the outdoors, which is encouraged as long as we’re being safe and considerate in regard to social distancing. As we all start spending more time on the water, a reminder that our biologists have instituted several volunteer angler surveys to help... Read more →