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Eastern Mediterranean Galley Display at Penn Museum

Crossroads of Cultures Photo by Eric Sucar Uncover a cosmopolitan hub of diverse cultures whose innovations shaped today's world. For more than 4,000 years, the Eastern Mediterranean has been a crossroads of cultural exchange between diverse peoples. Merchants, migrants, and soldiers met there to raise monuments to kings and gods, sail ships across the vast Mediterranean Sea, and share ideas in unexpected ways. Today, the region includes Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, and Cyprus. The new gallery highlights the great creativity of the region’s distinctive material culture, shaped by both conflict and collaboration. Concepts that emerged in the Eastern Mediterranean gave rise to major religions around the world and the alphabet we use today. Gallery at-a-glance Explore this reimagined, multi-sensory 2,000 sq. ft. gallery See 400 artifacts from the Penn Museum’s own excavations throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, ranging from the Middle Bronze Age to the 1800s. Touch replica... Read more →


Here Comes Summer on the Philly Waterfront; DRWC Kicking Off the Warm Weather Season on the Delaware River

Enjoy Scenic Views Along the Delaware River Trail Credit: Matt Stanley PHILADELPHIA, PA (May 2022) – The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) is kicking the warm weather season into high gear beginning Memorial Day Weekend, and the theme for the weekend is certainly lighting up the sky. Locals and visitors will be enchanted by the new look of Spruce Street Harbor Park’s iconic lights, which will wash the canopy of trees around the park with colorful light. New light bars are attached to over 60 trees in the park, using sensor technology that allows for an expansive interactive platform that can be re-programmed and re-configured as needed. And on Saturday, May 28, DRWC and VISIT PHILADELPHIA will light up the sky with VISIT PHILADELPHIA’S Kickoff-to-Summer Fireworks Show at Penn’s Landing. The evening will begin with a 90-minute performance by the 78th Army Band’s Liberty Vibes on the Great Plaza from... Read more →


Garnet  Valley, PA Mushroom Farm Owner Admits Tax Fraud

PHILADELPHIA – Special Agent in Charge Yury Kruty announced that DONNA FECONDO, a/k/a DONNA SILVESTRI FECONDO (hereinafter FECONDO) of Garnet Valley, PA, pled guilty to charges of failing to collect and pay over employment taxes and failing to file returns. FECONDO was the president and sole owner of Joseph Silvestri & Sons, a/k/a Joseph Silvestri & Son, Inc. (“JSSI”). JSSI was a business operating a mushroom farm, with its principal place of business in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania. As the sole owner of JSSI, FECONDO was responsible for collecting, accounting for, and paying over employment Taxes. JSSI paid its employees weekly and was required by the IRS to electronically deposit its payroll taxes weekly. FECONDO did not timely file Forms 943, Employer's Annual Federal Tax Return for Agricultural Employees (hereinafter Form 943), for tax years 2013 through 2016. Instead, FECONDO filed the Forms 943 for tax years 2013 through 2016 in... Read more →


He is Indeed Alive...

by Fr. Frank Doyle, O.S.A., Vicar Provincial Why do people return to grave sites after the death of a loved one? Why do they place memorial crosses or markers on the highway at the site of a tragic accident? Why do we have such places as memorial gardens and cemeteries? Memorial places record the fact that a person has walked this earth, has left a mark in other’s heart and is not forgotten. They visit these places to pray, to remember days and lives shared. All pay a visit to celebrate a loving relationship, and a relationship that has not ended in death but continues to grow despite the pain of separation. In each of the Gospel accounts of the day immediately following Jesus’ death, the evangelists include accounts of a few women going to the tomb of Jesus, some to visit, and some to anoint his body with spices.... Read more →


Philadelphia Police Officer Arrested for Giving False Statements

ARREST AND IMPENDING DISMISSAL OF A PHILADELPHIA POLICE OFFICER PHILADELPHIA- On March 17, 2022, at approximately 10:00 AM, Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Levitt was arrested pursuant to a warrant issued for giving false statements and testimony regarding the arrest of an individual for Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act (VUFA). In 2021, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Internal Affairs Investigative Support Services conducted an audit of city-wide arrests of individuals for Violations of the Uniform Firearms Act. An investigation stemming from this audit determined that P/O Daniel Levitt violated departmental policy and committed criminal acts in reference to a VUFA arrest he conducted on April 28th, 2021. The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has approved charges for Perjury (F3), Unsworn False Statements (M2), and Official Oppression (M2). Police Officer Danielle Levitt is a 12-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department and was last assigned to the 39th District. Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle... Read more →


Gloucester County Animal Shelter Full Capacity

(Clayton, NJ)—The Gloucester County Animal Shelter’s kennel is full of animals looking for their forever homes! “We have a lot of dogs at the shelter patiently waiting for homes. There’s a match for everyone,” said Director Frank J. DiMarco. “We are committed to finding each animal their perfect home. We will always prioritize the well-being of the animals when finding their forever families.” Director Frank J. DiMarco is liaison to the shelter and would like to remind residents that adoption fees remain only $35.00 for dogs and cats 5 years and younger. Fees for animals 6 years and older is waived. “It’s never been more affordable to adopt at the Gloucester County Animal Shelter,” said Director DiMarco. The shelter's adoption department is open Tuesday-Thursday 12 p.m.– 7 p.m. and Friday– Saturday 12 p.m.– 4 p.m. An approved application is not required to walk through the kennel, but we do encourage... Read more →


Page 14: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his... Read more →


Page 12: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Palmiero goes from High School star athlete to Penn State University. Where he played fraternity Intramurial Football. Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was... Read more →


Page 12: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball.... Read more →


Page 11: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball.... Read more →


Page 11: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events.Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball.... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Palmiero family photo provided Editor's Note: We believe this the Charles Street Stadium, in Gloucester City. The factories in the background would be the former Ruberoid later known as GAF and West Virginia Paper and Pulp also known as Hinde & Dauch. Carmen is in the center causing the finish line. That might be Mr. John Kunz Sr. holding the tape. Kunz was head track coach, assistant football coach, senior class adviser. If you recognize anyone in the photo please send the information to CNBNews1@gmail.com. BROOKLAWN, NJ (July 15, 2021)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year.... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in early to mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Note: Because COVID -19 this year 2020 - 2021 resulted in 4 High School seasons (Fall, Winter, Spring and late spring), 2021 Graduate Chris Dolson received 4 Varsity Letters this year, playing Football, Basketball, Wrestling and Track and was received the Carmen Palmiero Award as top Senior Athlete Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

BROOKLAWN NJ (July 2, 2021)(CNB SPORTS)—Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Today we see the beginning of the Brooklawn American Legion's Dynasty in the State of New Jersey. Brookers Coach Joe Barth assembled the locals into a team that for the next 50 years would capture 30 State Titles. Carmen provided the Brookers and the residents of the Borough of Brooklawn with it's first All American athlete. Those early years of the “Brookers” brought together a dynamic force... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero formerly of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. BROOKLAWN AMERICAN LEGION POST 72 baseball team--We are not certain of the identities. If you can help with their names please comment in the box below this article or email to CNBNews!@gmail.com Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Hope this column provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events. Page 8 continues with Palmiero's Brooklawn Legion tenure. CLICK ON THE... Read more →


Page Seven: Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Carmen achieved many awards while being a 4 sport star for the Lions and also the 1954 New Jersey Champions Brooklawn American Legion. Below you will find the Brooklawn American Legion stories and a letter concerning tragic accident. Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Carmen achieved many awards while being a 4 sport star for the Lions and also the 1954 New Jersey Champions Brooklawn American Legion. Below you will the Gloucester City Lions vs Gloucester Catholic Rams track meet. Carmen Palmiero (CLICK ON IMAGES TO ENLARGE) Read more →


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- Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

Carmen Palmiero, upper right corner CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing football, basketball, baseball, and track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. As the series focuses on an up and down basketball season, it is apparent Carmen Palmiero has some new teammates. The headlines are very imaginative. JOLT or JAR started most stories. Pictured are the local Lions at a sold out Mary Ethel Costello Gym RELATED: PAGE ONE PAGE TWO PAGE THREE PAGE FOUR PAGE FIVE PAGE SIX Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

(CNBNews)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Page 5: We continue to follow the High School Basketball career of Carmen Palmiero, many familiar names appear throughout this scrapbook. The Gloucester City Basketball in-house League has been known as Carmen Palmiero for over 60 years and hopefully, this weekly feature enlightens the readers. This page is the City Series Basketball. Bronzed Carmen Palmiero Chuck Taylor Sneakers CLICK IMAGES TO ENLARGE RELATED: PAGE ONE PAGE TWO PAGE THREE PAGE FOUR PAGE FIVE Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNBNews-Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all-around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid-1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Page 4: We continue to follow the High School Basketball career of Carmen Palmiero, many familiar names appear throughout this scrapbook. The Gloucester City Basketball in-house League has been known as Carmen Palmiero for over 60 years and hopefully, this weekly feature enlightens the readers. (click below image to enlarge) Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

(CNBNEWS)--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950’s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home from Penn State for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. Click on Picture to Enlarge CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE Read more →


A Maryland's School District Taught Students Make America Great Again was White Supremacy

Washington, DC) Judicial Watch announced today it received 685 pages of heavily redacted records from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) including documents related to their “Anti-racist system audit” and critical race theory classes. The documents, obtained under the Maryland Public Information Act, reveal that students of “Maryland’s Largest School District” who attended Thomas Pyle Middle School’s social justice class were taught that the phrase “Make America Great Again” was an example of “covert white supremacy.” The phrase is ranked on a pyramid just below “lynching,” “hate crimes,” “the N-word” and “racial slurs.” They were also taught that “white privilege” means being favored by school authorities and having a positive relationship with the police. Additionally, the documents show that Montgomery County Public Schools allocated over $454,000 for an “Anti-racist system audit” by The Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, a company that claims that their “expertise in using intersectionality as part of its theory... Read more →


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Scrapbook of Carmen Palmiero, Outstanding GHS/Penn State Athlete Who Died Too Soon

CNB SPORTS--Carmen Palmiero of Brooklawn was an outstanding all around athlete at Gloucester City High School in mid 1950s. Palmiero was a 4 sport star playing Football, Basketball, Baseball, and Track. Palmiero headed to Penn State after his graduation where he excelled in Basketball. Tragically Palmiero and a friend died in an auto accident driving home for Christmas Vacation in his Sophomore year. We were recently provided with a copy of a scrapbook by Rose Van Eck, Carmen’s sister. (click below image to enlarge) Some familiar names appear- Steve Shimkus, John Reider, CNBNews hopes this weekly series provides an insight into Carmen both the man and athlete and memories from the past. Not sure of the Chronological order, but every attempt was made to provide accuracy of events. Read more →


Spring is Here, A Good Time to Visit Philadelphia

This spring, every weekend is worthy of celebration in Philadelphia, and we know you’re looking to make the most of it by reconnecting safely with family and friends. To that, we say: We’ve got you! The Free Parking Saturdays deal includes free parking at the Auto Park at Independence Mall (41 North 6th Street) when you buy an attraction ticket at the Independence Visitor Center every Saturday from March 20 through May 29, 2021. Plus, if you buy tickets for two or more attractions, you’ll get 20% off. This deal from the Independence Visitor Center and Visit Philadelphia is a great chance for those who live here and live close to here to safely experience iconic Philadelphia with friends and family — and to use it as a jumping-off point for exploring even more of one of the best destinations in the world for 2021. Looking for help with planning... Read more →


The Future of Destiny 2 Raiding

It is no secret to anyone that a Destiny 2 raid is a defining activity. It is a 6-men group cooperative mission where usually your goal is to find the target and kill it. A raid is always this super challenging but at the same time breathtakingly cinematic experience with these super epic battles against the worst enemies in the universe. And for those that want more, you can always switch to a harder difficulty called the Prestige Mode. Then what’s unique to Destiny 2 specifically is the raid-type activity called lairs. These also feature puzzles and boss fights, although unlike full-length raids, lairs are shorter. Not all raids were made equal. Some of them were not as successful or popular in the community as others. Therefore, when looking into the future, we all have our own vision of the next best raid. With much of the content being vaulted,... Read more →


A Detailed Guide to Four Popular Small Dog Breeds

Do you find small dog breeds extremely cute? Besides their adorable appearance, these canines are affectionate, spirited, and cost-effective. They are highly adaptable, portable, and not demanding in view of exercise. Many families decide to adopt small dog breeds because of their friendly personality, devotion, and brightness. The majority of individuals opt for Bichon Frises, Boston Terriers, Miniature Schnauzers, and Pugs when looking for a pet. All these breeds have charming personalities, demonstrate loyalty, and love showing affection. Pet owners are expected to learn about the potential genetic conditions of the breed they plan to adopt in order to take better care of their health. This guide will introduce you to the four most popular small dog breeds. Bichon Frise These dark-eyed canines with white coats are among the most adorable small canine breeds. The Bichon Frise is well-liked for its inquisitive personality, charm, remarkable loyalty, and liveliness. It shows... Read more →


The Wonders Cod Liver Oil Can do For Your Health

Cod liver oil is a nutrient-filled supplement. It is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid(DHA), as well as vitamins A&D. Whether you are getting your daily intake from food high in the nutrient, such as mackerel, salmon and sardines, or you take cod liver oil tablets, read more on the wonders that cod liver oil can do for your health below. ● Reduces Inflammation Inflammation occurs when the body tries to fight infections and heal injuries naturally. If prolonged for a more extended period, you may end up with chronic inflammation and increased blood pressure. The omega-3 fatty acids found in cod liver oil show anti-inflammatory properties. ● Brain Development The omega-3 fatty acids in cod liver oil play an important role in the development of the brain and nerves. It contributes to normal brain, nerve and visual development. ● Improves Eye Health Having a... Read more →


5 Bitcoin Investment Strategies You Should Try Out Now

In the vast sphere of bitcoin investments, success is at the offing for those who are patient. And for those who know how to be wise about cryptocurrency trading. We gathered information from crypto-experts and have come up with 8 bitcoin strategies you should try out to get you leaps and bounds closer to crypto-success. Due Diligence, And Nothing Less New bitcoin enthusiasts (and perhaps, even the non-rookies) jump into the world of bitcoins, and cryptocurrency in general, simply because of social media hype. Unfortunately, they take the plunge without reading about cryptocurrency, on their own. The hype is very real, especially with global events that are shaking the foundations of investing, and the overall future of diversified financial security. Yet the must-do here is your due diligence. Research about how bitcoin works, how you can utilize crypto-exchange and create a wallet, what the numbers are in your location, which... Read more →


COVID-19 Vaccination: Standing Together to Save Lives

As New Jersey’s college and university presidents of color, we share a duty to be advocates for knowledge, truth, equity and humanity. We have come together collectively to encourage our fellow members of Black and brown communities to receive a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available. We believe and trust the science. We ask that you do too. The apprehension and misgivings that we are hearing, seeing and reading about COVID-19 vaccines are sources of mutual concern for all of us. We explicitly understand the basis for these fearful perceptions and the hesitation that has been brought on by current and historic experiences. The fears and mistrust from unwelcome and unjust life experiences are especially profound for those in our Black and brown communities. For these reasons, we write this important and timely message in the hope that it will provide you with some clarity in hearing about the safety... Read more →


20-Year-Veteran of Philly PD Sentenced for Distributing Child Pornography

PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that James Strohm, 49, of Philadelphia, PA, a 20-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police Department, was sentenced to 172 months in prison, 20 years of supervised release, and ordered to pay $79,000 in restitution and more than $27,000 in special assessments by United States District Court Judge Gerald A. McHugh for possession and distribution of child pornography. In July 2019, the defendant pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and one count of distribution of child pornography. The charges against Strohm stemmed from a tip submitted to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children from a gaming and social networking application about a user account, “fungirl12321,” containing thousands of images depicting child pornography. A phone number and IP address connected to the account were associated with the defendant. Investigators then determined that Strohm was viewing,... Read more →


Penn Vet: Poultry in a pandemic, Getting the facts on keeping backyard flocks

By Curt Harler; Hannah Kleckner Hall Published: Aug 12, 2020 Penn Vet's Sherrill Davison reminds poultry owners to collect eggs often. Eggs that sit for too long in the nest may have an increased risk of infection. With the COVID-19 pandemic wearing on, many Americans are turning to raising poultry to fill their extra time at home. While raising backyard birds is a great idea – whether for food, for educational purposes, or as a hobby – the influx of new flocks has put humans, as well as the birds they care for, at risk of Salmonella sickness. As of July 28, 2020, more than 938 people in 48 states have reported being infected with one of the outbreak strains of Salmonella – a 22% increase from 2019. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 151 people – or 33% of those with information available – were... Read more →


Marcus Debaise Discusses Effective Marketing Tips for Small Businesses for Navigating COVID-19

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 3, 2020)The COVID-19 pandemic has proven to be a challenge not only on a national level but on a global one as well. Due to the fact that most entrepreneurs and business managers have never experienced a crisis like this before, coming up with a solution or ways to overcome this situation is quite a challenge. According to https://money.usnews.com, it is important to identify a profitable and popular idea before determining a perfect strategy for your business. Here are some expert marketing tips to help small businesses grow and even thrive despite the distressing COVID-19. Demonstrate Empathy in Your Message, Says Marcus Debaise Visual messages are considered to be more effective as a communication tool compared to words. Ensure that any messages sent are dedicated and relevant to your brand. While coming up with an explanation regarding the way you handled a particular situation during the coronavirus pandemic, consider... 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 institute. However, a DBA is an ideal choice for those who see themselves as the business leaders of tomorrow. Those you want to be seen as forward-thinking and innovative in their ability to lead a team. Plus, you will also be able to call yourself a “Doctor”! Intrigued to learn more about the benefits of a Doctor of Business Administration degree? From the accelerated career... Read more →


Nittany Lions Add Sam Sessoms from Philly

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers announced the addition of 6-0, 190-lb guard Sam Sessoms to the Nittany Lion roster. Sessoms, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is transferring after two seasons at Binghamton and has signed his grant-in-aid to enroll at Penn State. He will have two years of eligibility remaining. "Sam is a proven scorer on the college level as well as an elite playmaker," said Penn State men's basketball coach Patrick Chambers. "He is a tough Philly guard and his experiences over the last two years will be invaluable to our program." The 2019-20 America East Conference scoring champion averaged 19.4 points per game and was second in the league with 4.8 assists per game as a sophomore. Sessoms currently ranks ninth in NCAA active career leaders with an average of 18.6 points per game. He also led the Bearcats in assists and steals each... Read more →


Penn State's Brockington Reads “The Hungry Caterpillar” Thursday Night

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (April 16, 2020)--– Penn State men's basketball sophomore guard Izaiah Brockington will read his favorite children's book, "The Hungry Caterpillar" as bedtime story for Nittany Lion little ones on Facebook Live Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m. ET on Facebook Live on the team's Facebook page. "The Hungry Caterpillar" by Eric Carle was published in 1969 and has been one of the world's most beloved books for more than 50 years. Brockington, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is one of the top returning scorers for the Nittany Lions and is known for his high-flying dunks. He led Penn State with 23 points in Penn State's win over No. 23 Iowa at the Palestra. Keep up to date with the latest information from the Nittany Lions on Twitter by following @PennStateMBB, on Facebook and Instagram at @PennStateMBB. Read more →


Education Web Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 16, 2020)--Educational services across the world have got interested in the use of various web tools for their strict performance due to their simplicity as well as teamwork globally. The digital environment ensures content, mutual benefit and also proper security amongst the members. Some of the tools include blogs, wikis, podcasts and social networking. Teachers who are the curriculum implementers ought to clearly define and use the tools to their more significant advantage as well as assist the learner meaningfully. Various education web tools are necessary for any teacher to conceptualize for effectiveness. Consequently, fundamental mainly due to the changing world in technology. The twenty-first-century teacher has adapted to technology for survival and the general progress of the ever-changing technology. Hence compliance is not an option. Below are tools described in line with the competence of any teacher. Blogs. This is a web associated with sharing information on... Read more →


Looking to Get into the Film Industry? Here’s How

Gloucestercitynews.net (March 5, 2020)--The film industry is an exciting and varied career path, which can be notoriously difficult to get into. With a lot of competition out there, you must understand what you need to do to put your best foot forward. Due to the sheer size of the film industry, however, the good news is that you’ll be spoiled for choice in the number of areas and departments you can potentially go into. Here is your guide to get you started if you are considering a career in the film industry. Research Your Options Perhaps you know that you want to work in the film industry, but you’re not completely certain which area you would like to go into. Plenty of research on your part is going to help to narrow it down considerably. You need to understand the different categories of career available to you, and what you... Read more →


Penn Vet Studying Disease-Causing Parasites

A roadblock for disease-causing parasites Activating the immune system of mosquitoes prevents the parasite that causes canine heartworm from developing, according to new research from Penn Vet. The same approach also thwarted the parasite responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a disease that affects humans. (Image: Povelones laboratory) The threadlike parasite Dirofilaria immitis causes the debilitating canine heartworm disease. A related parasite, Brugia malayi, infects humans and is one of the parasites responsible for lymphatic filariasis, a neglected disease that affects 120 million and can give rise to elephantiasis, characterized by disfiguring and painful swollen limbs. Both conditions, caused by filarial parasites, are spread by the bite of a mosquito. And new research led by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Michael Povelones targets the mosquito itself as a means of bringing disease transmission to a halt. Studying a strain of Aedes aegypti mosquito that is resistant to infection with the heartworm parasite,... Read more →


Drexel Men's Soccer Team Honored

PHILADELPHIA (February 14, 2020)-- – Members of the Drexel men's soccer team received recognition at the annual Philadelphia Soccer Six awards banquet earlier this week. click image to enlarge Chris Donovan was honored for being the Soccer Six's leading goal scorer and point getter with seven goals and two assists. Donovon was named to the Soccer Six All-Star Team and was also Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 23 after he recorded a goal and an assist in the 2-0 win George Mason and an assist in the 2-1 win over William and Mary. Yassine Elkahloun was named to the Soccer Six All-Rookie Team after scoring two goals and adding two assists. Elkahloun was also named Rookie of the Week for the week of Sept. 30, after scoring the lone goal in a 3-1 defeat to Princeton. Cameron Sanders was named Defender of the Week on the... Read more →


Each Pittsburgh Resident Has Liabilities Equaling $15,600 Per Person

The Center Square Each Philadelphia Resident Has Liabilities equaling $25,500 in liabilities, per taxpayer, according to the same report. Gloucestercitynews.net graphic files Among the 75 most populous cities in the U.S., Pittsburgh ranks 64th for the state of its finances, having $15,600 in liabilities per taxpayer, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released last month. Coming in at number 72 is the City of Philadelphia having The nonprofit group, which promotes financial transparency in government, gave Pittsburgh a grade of "D" for its fiscal policies. The numbers are based on 2018 comprehensive financial reports. Altogether, the 75 largest cities have a cumulative shortfall to pay off all their debts amounting to $323 billion, according to TIA. Sixty-three of the 75 cities studied by TIA lack sufficient funds to pay off all their debts, including promised pension benefits for public employees. In recent years, municipal government... Read more →


Penn State Coach Highest-Paid Pa Public Employee; Kentucky Coach Receives $9.2M

The Center Square HARRISBURG, PA --James Franklin, head football coach at Pennsylvania State University, earned $4.8 million in 2018, making Franklin the highest-paid public employee in Pennsylvania last year, according to a ranking by the website GOBankingRates. Penn State head coach James Franklin photo Barry Reeger On the ranking of the highest-paid public employees in each state, Franklin’s salary came in 12th, according to the analysis. Data from USA Today’s 2018 NCAA salary reports, as well as OpenTheBooks.com, were used by the website to create the ranking of top public employee salaries. Some of the employees in the ranking have left their positions since last year, however, according to GOBankingRates. Twenty-nine of the people on the list – or 58 percent – held the position of the head football coach at a major university, the study said. Most of them were earning annual pay of $1 million or more, according... Read more →


What to Do About The Spotted Lanternfly

IMAGE: PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — This is the time of year when thousands of students, families and football fans are coming to University Park, and Penn State officials want to make sure those visitors are not transporting the spotted lanternfly, an invasive insect that is threatening the northeastern U.S., especially southeastern Pennsylvania. The planthopper, native to Asia, has the potential to harm Pennsylvania's economy by damaging crops, landscapes and natural ecosystems, including the grape, tree-fruit, hardwood and nursery industries. Vigilance is especially important as the pest’s egg-laying season is quickly approaching, noted Heather Leach, Penn State’s spotted lanternfly extension associate. “With the volume of visitors heading to campus now, we are concerned that they may unknowingly spread the insect during their travels,” she said. “And keeping this pest from reaching beyond the current 14-county quarantine zone is critical while we work toward control solutions." To share that message,... Read more →


PET NEWS: Is treatment forever?

By Katherine Unger Baillie | Kbaillie@Upenn.edu Published: Sep 11, 2019 Gloucestercitynews.net--PHILADELPHIA PA--Nearly two decades ago, a gene therapy restored vision to Lancelot, a Briard dog who was born with a blinding disease. This ushered in a period of hope and progress for the field of gene therapy aimed at curing blindness, which culminated in the 2017 approval of a gene therapy that improved vision in people with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), a rare, inherited form of blindness closely related to the condition seen in Lancelot. It represents the first FDA-approved gene therapy for an inherited genetic disease. The gene therapy, which provides a functional copy of the RPE65 gene, has improved vision in patients, allowing them to experience the world in a way they never would have otherwise. But questions remain about how long-lasting these improvements will be and whether progressive degeneration of vision cells have been halted with the... Read more →


Public Forum in Philadelphia on Climate Change Adaptation, Resilience, Social Equity

StateImpact Pennsylvania Presentation Emma Lee / WHYY Philadelphia students cut class to participate in a rally at Thomas Paine Plaza on May 3, 2019 to protest inaction on climate change issues. PHILADELPHIA PA--The effects of climate change pose risks to Pennsylvanians that include frequent extreme weather events and threats to human health through air pollution, diminished water quality, and heat stress. Those effects could be felt more deeply by vulnerable communities. At 6 p.m Sept. 12 at The Energy Forum at the Kleinman Center in Philadelphia, StateImpact Pennsylvania will present a distinguished panel to discuss the intersection of environmental justice, social equity and climate change, and explore the potential damage to infrastructure, agriculture and the environment to the public and to those vulnerable communities in the Delaware Valley and South Jersey. The forum is free; food and drink will be available. You can register to attend here. The StateImpact event... Read more →


USEFUL TIPS FOR COLLEGE DISSERTATION

Gloucestercitynews.net(August 27, 2019)Writing is a challenging task. To write a good College dissertation paper you will be required to take into account certain tasks that will help you write successfully. This article aims to assist you with practical ideas that will assist you to write your paper and accomplish it with success. If you are new to writing college dissertation, don’t you worry, there is not much difference from the tips for essay writing you were taught. Dissertation is a kind of advanced essay. As you write your dissertation make sure that you follow these practical ideas. Read each of the following ideas below and reflect upon them. At the Beginning of your Research First idea, pick your topic. To start your research you need to pick a topic on which you are going to write about. To write a good dissertation, you have to choose a topic that you... Read more →


4 Tips for Protecting Your Small Business from Fraud

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(August 22, 2019)--Corporate security surveys indicate that more than half of all businesses have been victims of fraud at some point or another. Furthermore, almost a quarter of those businesses have suffered monetary losses of more than $1,000,000. Statistics like these highlight the very real need for business owners to focus intently on fraud prevention in their everyday affairs. Unfortunately, the vast majority of small businesses simply aren't aware of the risks they're facing. Luckily, you can greatly reduce your chances of falling victim to fraud by taking the following preventative measures: 1. Use an Online Fraud Monitoring Service Keeping track of your brand's online presence and protecting company computers from malware, phishing, hacking, and other forms of cybercrime should be at the top of your list of priorities when it comes to fraud prevention. Fraud monitoring services like the kind provided by FraudWatch International can proactively ensure that no... Read more →


Healthcare for Athletes: Six Ways To Recover From An Injury

(Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 19, 2019)--Whether you’re a professional athlete, or simply someone who takes sport and physical fitness very seriously, suffering an injury can be debilitating and devastating. Not only can it leave you unable to train or compete, but you could also find yourself limited with regards to your daily activities and movements; loss of work, less social interaction and general immobility can all be incredibly stressful. If this has happened to you, or someone you know, it’s important to remember that it’s a temporary situation. Read on for our top tips on how to recover from a sports injury. Work On Prevention They say prevention is better than cure, and this is especially true with regards to sports injuries; working to avoid an injury in the first place is far easier than trying to fix a problem once it’s occurred. Warming up properly is incredibly important, and it’s about much... Read more →


Making headway against a killer virus

gloucestercitynews.net | March 11, 2019 In an experiment by the School of Veterinary Medicine’s Ronald Harty and Bruce Freedman, virus-like particles of Ebola (in green and yellow), which mimic the process by which the authentic Ebola virus spreads, exit a cell along filaments of actin (in red), a structural protein. Harty and Freedman are designing compounds to block this process, increasing the likelihood an infected individual could recover. (Photo: Gordon Ruthel) PHILADELPHIA, PA--Ebola just isn’t going away. Following the major 2014 outbreak in West Africa, the deadly infection came back with a vengeance last year in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where it has claimed nearly 550 lives to date. The impact has been felt closer to home as well. Earlier this month, a patient at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) was evaluated for Ebola. Having met the screening criteria for the disease—which include symptoms such as... Read more →


Going out of the box to learn to treat exotic creatures

Staff veterinarian Peter DiGeronimo oversees students Stefan Gallini, a third-year, and Lauren Palena, a first-year, as they perform a check up on Blaze, a Mini Lop rabbit. DiGeronimo, himself a Penn Vet alum, supports students with a penchant for treating exotic species in finding opportunities to bolster their classroom and clinical training. PHILADELPHIA, PA--Rebecca Revay, a fourth-year veterinary student at Penn, never had a dog growing up. Instead, her home’s animal census included “red-eared sliders, fire-bellied toads, some parrots, guinea pigs, hamsters, a lot of fish tanks, and a couple snakes,” she says. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, then, that she began to explore exotic animal medicine when she got to Penn’s School of Veterinary Medicine. To get a boost in this competitive field, Revay and other students interested in treating animals beyond dogs, cats, and livestock, have carved out their own training and research opportunities to supplement... Read more →


PET VET: Pennsylvania Farm Show 2019 Jan. 5; Free Series for Horse Owners & Enthusiasts Alike

Saturday, January 05, 2019 8:00 AM –5:00 PM Address: North Cameron and Maclay Streets Location: Harrisburg, PA Pennsylvania Farm Show Penn Vet is a proud annual exhibitor at Pennsylvania's Farm Show in Harrisburg. Volunteer to help staff the Penn Vet booth where attendees can learn more information and find fun, educational activities about animals and their care. The 103rd Pennsylvania Farm Show will take place from January 5-12, 2019. Admission is free and parking is $15 in all Farm Show Complex-operated lots. The annual Farm Show boasts over 6,000 animals, hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, hundreds of contests and demonstrations, and one 1,000-pound butter sculpture! Join us for our FREE series for horse owners and enthusiasts alike. The First Tuesday Lectures take place in Alumni Hall from 6:30-7:30 pm the first Tuesday of the month. Seating is limited. To ensure a spot at your preferred session, please register prior to... Read more →