Shelton Muro

Coronavirus puppy scams come with ‘red flags,’ expert says: Illegal Tender podcast

This is the third and final part of Yahoo Finance’s Illegal Tender podcast about the puppy crimes of quarantine and online puppy scams. Listen to the series here.

Many dog owners will look back at the coronavirus lockdown and self-quarantine as the start of their puppy journey.

This season of “Illegal Tender” explores the world of online puppy scams through conversations with two victims and one industry watchdog.

This episode, concluding the season, is a conversation with Josh Kreinberg, chief administrative officer and general counsel at PuppySpot. Kreinberg is a dog owner and dog lover who’s dedicated his professional life to working for a company that places dogs with forever homes. 

Through his work at PuppySpot, Kreinberg is an expert when it comes to identifying online puppy scams and how would-be dog owners can protect themselves from becoming victims.  

The desire to welcome a new dog into your world might … Read More

These Body-Positive Influencers Make Us Feel So Good

In a world where Internet trolls like to spend their time tearing others down and where some of Hollywood’s top actresses and models use their fame to spread garbage advice about skinny teas and tonics, it can be a struggle to stay upbeat about our bodies. Fortunately, body-positive influencers all over the world are here to help. So much so that, if you search #bodypositive on Instagram, you’ll be met with over 13 million posts dedicated to spreading love and support for real bodies.

While finding as many body-positive influencers to follow will undoubtedly make your social media feeds a more positive place to spend your free time, actually scouring them out can be a bit of a process. To help fill your feed with relatable content creators and uplifting messages, ahead you’ll find 12 body-positive influencers to follow ASAP. And if you love what you see, be sure to

Read More

Doctors, teachers reject Trump’s pressure to reopen U.S. schools

By Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Groups representing the nation’s doctors, teachers and top school officials on Friday pushed back against pressure from President Donald Trump to fully reopen U.S. schools despite a surge in coronavirus cases, saying science must guide the decisions.

“Public health agencies must make recommendations based on evidence, not politics,” the American Academy of Pediatrics, two national teachers’ unions and a school superintendents’ group said, following days of threats by Trump to choke off federal education funds if schools do not open their doors for the upcoming academic year.

“We should leave it to health experts to tell us when the time is best to open up school buildings, and listen to educators and administrators to shape how we do it,” AAP, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Education Association and the School Superintendents Association said in a joint statement.

Their call was echoed by

Read More

Plantation, FL Dentist & Cosmetic Services

Look good and feel good with dentistry that takes care of your life.

It is a great experience at WholeLife Dentistry. The staff is friendly and courteous, and Dr. Vallejo is an excellent dentist. It’s a warm and inviting environment. Expedient and fantastic service! I’ve already recommended a couple others to his practice that have also had outstanding results, and always happy to recommend more.
~ Hanna C.

Thank you for visiting the website of WholeLife Dentistry by Dr. Vallejo, where our practice revolves around you. Dr. Vallejo and his team are committed to providing quality, health conscious dentistry for patients of all ages. Our state-of-the-art practice is conveniently located in Plantation, FL, proudly serving residents of Davie, Pembroke Pines, Sunrise, and other area communities.

Our commitment to you

Our practice is named WholeLife Dentistry by Dr. Vallejo for a reason; it

Read More

LA Teachers Union Recommends Online-Only Fall Semester

LOS ANGELES, CA — As the the Aug. 18 start of the school year looms, teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest district in the nation, are saying they don’t feel safe returning to their classrooms during the pandemic, according to the teachers union. The United Teachers Los Angeles leadership is recommending and entirely online fall semester.

The board of directors and bargaining team for the union representing teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District is recommending campuses remain closed, and the union as a whole is expected to take the same stance. If LAUSD schools were to keep their doors shut in the fall, it could have ripple effects across the country as schools, teachers and families decide whether to return to campuses. When LAUSD schools shut down in March, districts across the state swiftly followed

“We all want to physically open schools and

Read More

In heated political moment, Goya latest company to get stung

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The supercharged U.S. political landscape has grown potentially more perilous for companies ahead of the 2020 presidential election as Goya, a food company with a tremendously loyal following, discovered this week.

The company that makes products used in many Hispanic cuisines, but whose following extends well outside of that range, is getting some backlash after its CEO praised President Donald Trump at a White House event.

Goya was founded in Manhattan in 1936 by Prudencio Unanue and his wife Carolina, immigrants from Spain. The company calls itself the largest Hispanic-owned food company in the United States.

Robert Unanue, a grandson and now Goya CEO, spoke at a Rose Garden event announcing a “Hispanic Prosperity Initiative” on Thursday.

“We are truly blessed, at the same time, to have a leader like President Trump who is a builder,” Unanue said standing at a podium beside Trump.

Almost

Read More

California-based Fortinet, Fastly, Teladoc Health, DocuSign and Zoom Video Communications

For Immediate Release

Chicago, IL – July 10, 2020 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include: California-based Fortinet Inc. FTNT, Fastly, Inc. FSLY, Teladoc Health, Inc. TDOC, DocuSign Inc. DOCU and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. ZM.

Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Tap the Rising Remote Work Trend with These 5 Stocks

Several companies bore the brunt of the coronavirus-led economic shutdown while only a few flourished. And comprehensively, the biggest gainers have been the so-called work-from-home or WFH stocks. Notably, many companies involved in video conferencing and cloud storage have seen their shares outpace the broader market so far this year, in some cases doubling or even tripling. 

And many experts now opine that the work-from-home trend

Read More

Luca Guadagnino on Creating His HBO Series, Trump’s America, and Why He’s Remaking ‘Scarface’

Click here to read the full article.

Luca Guadagnino, the Oscar-nominated auteur behind “Call Me By Your Name,” is taking his swooning, lyrical style to the small-screen with “We Are Who We Are,” an immersive and deeply moving coming-of-age story.

The HBO-Sky series, which debuts this September, follow two teenagers, Fraser (Jack Dylan Grazer) and Caitlin (Jordan Kristine Seamón), who live on a military base in Italy. It explores their burgeoning friendship — Fraser is artistic, shy, and volatile, while Caitlin is more outgoing, but also dealing with her own nagging insecurities. The series, Guadagnino’s first for TV, also grapples with issues of sexuality and gender identity. He directed all eight episodes of “We Are Who We Are,” and says he purposely set the show in the midst of the 2016 U.S. presidential election as a way to comment on the political tumult unleashed by Donald Trump’s victory.

More from

Read More

Here’s how California will cut pay under each union agreement

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s administration instituted pay cuts across state government in a six-week bargaining sprint that ended July 1.

All of the agreements, which the state Human Resources Department has posted online, use a personal leave program to accomplish the savings. The program institutes immediate savings but the leave time adds to the state’s long-term liabilities.

Under most of the agreements, the state is cutting workers’ pay by 9.23% — the equivalent of two days of work each month — starting with this month’s paychecks. In exchange the state is giving workers two days off they can take whenever they want to, even years from now.

The state also is suspending the contributions workers make toward their retirement health care. That eases how the cuts affect take-home pay by letting employees keep more of their money.

Many of the agreements vary in some degree from that template. Some unions are

Read More

Yoga One closed. But the Charlotte community refused to let it end.

Breathe in. Hold at the top.

While the former teachers of Yoga One feel a loss — a loss that none of them saw coming — they hold onto that “special magic of Yoga One.”

Yet, even if they aren’t ready — they breathe out and let it all go. That’s what yogis do.

“In that letting go, there is this creation of space, space for something new,” said yoga teacher Lauren Alexander. “Space for possibility, community, connection — and so much love and magic.”

In that space of creation, the former teachers came together, and dreamed up a new structure to practice yoga.

A sudden ending for a popular Charlotte yoga studio

On the morning of June 23, Rebby Kern taught their regularly scheduled yoga class over Zoom. They promoted their upcoming classes. All seemed normal.

Because of COVID-19, Yoga One had transitioned to digital classes, temporarily closing its

Read More