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CVS Pharmacy Makes Commitment to Create New Standards for Post-Production Alterations of Beauty Imagery

WOONSOCKET, CVS Pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced a commitment to create new standards for post-production alterations of beauty imagery it creates for stores, websites, social media and any marketing materials. As part of this initiative, transparency for beauty imagery that has been materially altered will be required by the end of 2020. The company also announced that it will introduce the "CVS Beauty Mark," a watermark that will be used to highlight imagery that has not been materially altered. For this initiative, materially altered is defined as changing or enhancing a person's shape, size,…
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Haitians condemn President Trump’s comments against the Immigrant community

Providence, RI - The national media recently reported racist and derogatory comments made by President Trump against Haitians and other immigrant communities. Haitians in Rhode Island stand together to condemn the President’s racist and xenophobic comments. “The Haitian community has withstood over 200 years of racism and various forms of oppression,” stated Providence Councilwoman Nirva LaFortune, Ward Three. “And on the eighth anniversary of the most devastating earthquake to impact humanity, The President should be recognizing the many lives lost, not insulting Haitians and other immigrant communities.” The ongoing systemic discrimination against Haitians and other immigrant communities deserves global attention.…
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DISCOVERY EDUCATION Y 3M BUSCAN AL MEJOR JOVEN CIENTÍFICO EN SU COMPETENCIA ANUAL DE ESCUELA INTERMEDIA

Se abren las inscripciones para la 11ª edición del Desafío de Discovery Education y 3M para el Joven Científico Silver Spring, Maryland (Jueves, 11 de enero de 2018) – 3M (@3M), un líder en el tema de ciencia material y Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd), el líder proveedor de contenido digital y desarrollo profesional en salones de clase desde preescolar hasta décimo segundo grado a lo largo de todo el país, anunció el día de hoy que abrirán las inscripciones para la competencia anual Desafío de Discovery Education y 3M para el Joven Científico. El Desafío Para el Joven Científico es la…
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Discovery Education and 3M Recruit America’s Next Top Young Scientist in Annual Middle School Competition

Silver Spring, Maryland – 3M (@3M), a leader in Materials Science, and Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd), the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms across the country, today announced the opening of the annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The Young Scientist Challenge is the nation’s premier science competition for middle school students. Through the program, aspiring young innovators and scientists have the unique opportunity to work with a 3M scientist mentor, be named America’s Top Young Scientist and take home a $25,000 prize. The Young Scientist Challenge encourages fifth through eighth grade students to use…
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Reed to Present Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and Other Medals to 92 Year Old WWII Veteran

CRANSTON, RI - On Friday, January 12th at 3:00 , Senator Jack Reed will present Warwick resident and World War II veteran Willard D. "Bud" Voigt with medals he earned on the battlefield but never received for his courageous service during the World War II. A veteran of the United States Army, Mr. Voigt will receive the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, and several other prestigious awards. Born in Massachusetts in 1925, Willard Voigt grew up in Fall River during the Great Depression era and graduated from Durfee High School in 1943. That same year he voluntary enlisted in the Army…
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RI State Police investigate fatal pedestrian crash on I-95 in Pawtucket

Colonel Ann C. Assumpico, Superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police and Director of the Department of Public Safety, states that a pedestrian was struck and killed on Interstate 95 in Pawtucket at approximately 11 last night. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. A preliminary investigation revealed that the woman was struck by oncoming traffic in the southbound travel lanes of Interstate 95 near Exit 27. No other injuries were reported. The crash remains under investigation by troopers from the Rhode Island State Police Lincoln Barracks, the Collision Reconstruction Unit and the Forensic Services Unit.
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Mayor Elorza, Center for Women and Enterprise to Announce PVD Self-Employment Program for Providence Residents

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Jorge Elorza will join members of the Providence City Council, Economic Opportunity Director Brian Hull, Center for Women and Enterprise Director for Rhode Island, Maryellen O'Mahony, and Francine Lepizzera, Workforce Development Supervisor from Workforce Solutions of Providence/Cranston to announce the launch of the PVD Self-Employment Program that will provide up to 100 unemployed and under-employed Providence residents with the entrepreneurship training and support necessary to allow them to start their own businesses in the City. The program will be administered by the Center for Women and Enterprise and will offer participants business plan development courses and…
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House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan Questions Effectiveness of RIDOT Spending

STATE HOUSE - House Minority Leader Patricia Morgan is questioning ten years of contract extensions on the I-95 South Viaduct Bridge Project. "My office submitted various APRA requests and the information provided by the Department of Transportation opened up more questions than answers, which I find deeply troubling," stated Leader Morgan. She continued, "A 2016 highway report shows that Rhode Island is among the worst states in the nation for cost-effectiveness of highway spending. The Providence Viaduct exemplifies this ineffectiveness and lack of efficiency for our taxpayer dollars." The report, issued by the Reason Foundation in 2016 about the performance…
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Lt. Governor McKee Statement on Changes to Rhode Island Healthcare System

PROVIDENCE, RI – Lt. Governor McKee issued the following statement on potential changes to Rhode Island's healthcare system: "I am glad that Brown University is opening up a discussion on locally-focused options for preserving our hospital system. Rhode Island residents need a solution that will protect industry talent and jobs and promote maintaining health services right here in our state. Several months ago, I urged Rhode Island to explore all hospital-related options that would support our state's interests and prevent a brain and job drain from Rhode Island to neighboring states. Brown University’s announcement today is an encouraging development in…
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DEMOCRATS, JUST SAY THANK YOU FOR TAX REFORM

Warwick, RI - On December 21, 2017, the day after the Republican Congress passed tax reform, the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission requested that National Grid lowers its rate increase to reflect the impact of tax reform. Today, National Grid is lowering its proposed rate increase by $26 million, a decrease of about 33 percent. Rhode Island Republican Party Chairman Brandon S. Bell commented: “Lt. Governor Dan McKee, Governor Raimondo and all the Rhode Island Democrats who opposed tax reform deserve ZERO credit for this rate reduction. They didn’t even call on Grid to lower their rate increase because of…
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