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How to Ensure the Quality and Authenticity of COVID Personal Protection Equipment | News

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A lot of personal protective equipment sold on the streets in the U.S. today isn’t safe or even exists.

“When dealing with distributors, especially larger PPE orders, make sure you see proof that the product has actually came into the U.S.,” said S3 Aim-X USA Strategic Partner Master Distributor United States Larry Stevens Jr. His company is the U.S. distributor for Aim-X Global.

“Ask for proof, such as custom documents, airway bills or a bill of lading. This will enable you to confirm with the official systems. This crisis has brought out all of the worse actors you can think of as they try to take advantage of the desperate needs,” said Stevens.

Stevens played football for the University of Michigan for four years and professionally with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2004-2007. 

Over the past decade, Stevens and his companies have been

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Trainerize Launches New On-demand and Live Video Coaching Features, Empowers Personal Trainers and Clubs to Lead the Next Wave of Digital Fitness


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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As the leading client engagement app for personal trainers, studios, and clubs, Trainerize is upping the virtual training game with two all-new video features: on-demand video workouts and live 1-on-1 video call appointments.

In the face of gym closures in early 2020, Trainerize moved the fitness industry online, setting up trainers and gyms to train clients and engage members remotely. As the pandemic continues, fitness businesses need to continue to evolve to ensure long-term success, and Trainerize will be there to help make that happen.

With all-new video training features, Trainerize continues to elevate the human connection central to the platform and emphasize their focus on client engagement. Trainers can now provide video training, on-demand classes, and one-on-one video calls within the Trainerize ecosystem.

These new video

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GEEK TO ME: Clear personal data before moving on from old tech

Question: What can I do with a 15-year old laptop that I no longer need? I don’t want to toss it in the trash because the metal elements can leach into the water supply. Is there a place that accepts donations? If not, where can I dispose of it safely?

– Beverly H.

Niceville, Florida

Answer: As I write this column, it is “Prime Day” and retailers all over the country are preparing for Black Friday, and other major sales events. That makes the timing of your question an excellent one, not just for you, but for anyone who will be acquiring new hardware, leaving them with the same problem as you have.

Although I share your concern for the environment, from the perspective of this geek, who has more knowledge about cybersecurity than the average home computer user, it is far more important to make sure every last bit

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Cyber criminals using election to get personal information: FBI

Scammers are trying to exploit the high level of interest in the U.S. presidential election as a way to steal personal information.

Swindlers are posing as fundraisers, pollsters and candidates and even launching fake voter registration drives to trick citizens into providing personal information and bank account details, the Associated Press reported.

The FBI, the Better Business Bureau and cybersecurity experts are warning about increasingly sophisticated online fraud schemes centered around the election that take advantage of high interest and the desire to get involved.

From natural disasters to the pandemic, it’s common for online grifters to tailor scams to take advantage of current events. Complaints to the FBI cybercrime reporting site quadrupled to up to 4,000 a day since the coronavirus pandemic started, for example.

The final weeks of the election are providing a ripe opportunity for cybercriminals, who often take advantage of the same tools use by foreign

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Scammers Target 2020 Election In Search Of Voters’ Personal Info

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The email from a political action committee seemed harmless: if you support Joe Biden, it urged, click here to make sure you’re registered to vote.

But Harvard University graduate student Maya James did not click. Instead, she Googled the name of the soliciting PAC. It didn’t exist ― a clue the email was a phishing scam from swindlers trying to exploit the U.S. presidential election as a way to steal peoples’ personal information.

“There was not a trace of them,” James, 22, said. “It was a very inconspicuous email, but I noticed it used very emotional language, and that set off alarm bells.” She deleted the message, but related her experience on social media to warn others.

American voters face an especially pivotal, polarized election this year, and scammers here and abroad are taking notice — posing as fundraisers and pollsters, impersonating candidates and campaigns, and

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Personal Finance: Should I Shop or Save Money in a Pandemic?

Chances are you don’t really need new shoes right now.

Photographer: Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images

You probably want to buy something.

For many households, there is more money at the end of the month. Spending is way down on restaurant meals and entertainment. Excess income over spending is about 14% — up from a 25-year average of 7-8%.

To be sure, online shopping is up. And over the last six months, income-secure households have spent more on sporting equipment (up 29% from last year) and beer, wine and liquor stores (up 22%).

But I am guessing as the pandemic drags on, the boomlet for gardening and home office

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Should you get a personal loan to pay off credit card debt?

There are a series of items to account for when evaluating personal loans for debt consolidation.  (iStock)

Recent research reveals a troubling trend: nearly half of American households carry credit card debt. On average, Americans with credit cards have $6,194 in debt, according to a recent Experian analysis and The Federal Reserve Bank reports usage is on the rise.

With credit card debt on the balance sheet for many Americans, consumers are turning to personal loans to reduce financial stress and consolidate debt. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you may be wondering: Should I get a personal loan to pay off credit card debt?

Is it smart to get a loan to pay off credit card debt?

A personal loan isn’t revolving credit like a credit card; it’s a type of installment loan, meaning you get the money upfront and pay it back over a

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5 types of personal loans you should consider

When it comes to financing, it pays to pick the best option for your situation. (iStock)

Personal loans are the fastest-growing type of consumer debt — perhaps you’ve even considered applying. Personal loans can be an effective way to consolidate debt, pay unexpected home repairs or make a large purchase. But is a personal loan for you?

There are several different types of personal loans to consider depending on your situation. So, before you sign on the dotted line, make sure the personal loan and its terms are right for you.

What are the 5 types of loans?

Here are the five different types of personal loans to consider:

  1. Unsecured loans
  2. Secured loans
  3. Cosigned loans
  4. Debt consolidation loans
  5. Personal line of credit

Read through this list carefully to determine the best type of personal loan to get for you.

1. Unsecured loans

An unsecured personal loan is an

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Hilarious photos of playful cats invading their owners’ personal space


Anyone who owns a cat will know our much-loved felines like to know exactly what you’re up to – and these fluffy friends are no exception. Pet owners from around the world have been sharing the funniest times they’ve caught their cat invading their personal space, with some of the funniest snaps collated into an online gallery compiled by BoredPanda. Click through to see all of the hilarious cat snaps…



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Water baby: This sweet kitten hopped onto her owner Isaac Towell’s chest while he was in the bath the first day he got her (left) and ever since then she has opted for joining him in the tub at their home in Toronto, Canada.



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How You Can Get A Personal Loan In India

A personal loan is a short-term loan that a financial institution grants to an individual at a fixed interest to help them pay for personal needs such as for a wedding, their home renovations, education or travel. 

In India, personal loans are usually unsecured loans, which means applicants do not have to provide any security or collateral against their borrowing. These loans for which consumers agree to pay a predetermined interest rate within a stipulated tenure are also generally referred to as consumer loans. 

Some financial institutions in India offer secured personal loans that allow consumers to avail a financial grant approved by a financial entity upon pledging a collateral, which could be your assets such as a personal house, real estate or your jewellery among others. 

Let’s understand how you can get a personal loan in India and all aspects you must know before taking a personal loan.

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