June 5, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Women to Register for the Draft, Says Panel

draft women

For the first time in US history, a Selective Service panel will recommend requiring women between 18 and 25 register for future military drafts as young men are required to do.

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DoD Adjusts Cash Flow to Contractors in Response to Coronavirus

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DoD will raise progress payments to improve cash flow to contractors as the coronavirus continues to impact the economy. Northrop Grumman and General Dynamics have already cautioned investors; Boeing has closed its Puget Sound plants; and CAE, GE, and Airbus, government contractors with large commercial exposure, are taking various aggressive actions to rein in costs and staunch losses.

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More Restrictions Ordered in Effort to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Restrictions

Maryland announces more restrictions in effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and establishes a $175 million business relief program.

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Coronavirus Putting Cybersecurity to the Test

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The US is increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks during the coronavirus pandemic.

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US Virus Plan Foresees 18-Month Disruption

St. Mary's Coronavirus Updates

The US virus plan anticipates an 18-month pandemic of multiple waves and widespread shortages. Attendant recessionary fears bring Democrats and Republicans to the radical idea of just sending money directly to taxpayers.

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Coronavirus Spreads; Impacts Everything

Social distancing restrictions are forcing businesses into creative workarounds, including increased delivery and pick-up services at eateries throughout the country. Here are some in Southern Maryland as , and more as the nation and the military come to grips with a pandemic.

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More Restrictions, Closures Due to COVID-19 Threat

Travel Ban

More restrictions and closures are in effect in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus. The number of those testing positive goes up in Maryland.

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First COVID-19 Case Reported in So. Md.

COVID-19 Case

Among developments during the COVID-19 threat: First case reported in Southern Maryland; 31 cases confirmed in Maryland; governor enacts an emergency order to expand access to child care for critical personnel; DoD says 10 service members have tested positive; Navy suspends most travel.

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COVID-19 Precautions Spreading in Region

Historic St. Mary's City Chapel

The presence of the coronavirus in Maryland is shuttering public events throughout the region, including the annual Maryland Day celebration at Historic St. Mary’s City where Maryland’s first statehouse was built and convened.

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Pax Begins Investigating Potential for PFAS Contamination

NAS Pax River is investigating 18 sites where a fire extinguishing foam might have been used which contains a substance (PFAS) the Navy calls an “emerging public health concern.” In addition to Pax River being investigated, Webster Field in St. Inigoes, MD, will be investigated as well.

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