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Scottish Independence Would ‘Weaken’ National Security

The promoters of the Scottish independence referendum, as enthusiasts of the so-called right to decide in other latitudes, usually put the emphasis of their political literature in the epic of victimhood and the poetry of a new dawn. But at the Govan Shipyard, located on The River Clyde in Edinburgh, the referendum scheduled for September 18 generates fear and uncertainty. Both facilities are the few who still build boats, thanks to a single client: the British Navy. The British Minister of Defense, Philip Hammond, yesterday reminded in his speech to the employees of a Scottish plant of Thales, another enterprise of Defense which manufactures all the periscopes of the…
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Michael Bloomberg Aims Against the NRA

Michael Bloomberg, 72, who left his post as Mayor of New York last January wants to stand up to one of the most powerful conservative institutions in the country, the National Rifle Association(NRA). Bloomberg, owner of one of the biggest fortunes of in the US, will invest 50 million dollars in pressuring politicians and convince voters of the need to limit access to firearms, as stated in an interview to the New York Times. He will do so through an organization level citizen who will try to counter the influence of the NRA. The initiative has the name of Everytown for Gun Safety and will have women…
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Uncertainty Remains For Over 100 Girls Kidnapped in Nigeria

Doubts remain about the fate of more than a hundred students abducted in the night from Monday to Tuesday in a boarding school in the northeast of Nigeria. While the Nigerian army claimed late Wednesday that almost all young women had been released, the families and the Director of the Center in the early hours of Thursday denied the veracity of this information. "To Chibok (place of the incident), only 14 of the 129 missing girls have returned", Asabe Kwambura, administrator of the school, local media reported. Only a few hours earlier, Chris Olukolade, spokesman for the Ministry of Defense, claimed that all the schoolgirls,…
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RI State Agencies Promote Tick Bite Prevention as First Line of Defense Against Lyme Disease

Providence: With the tandem of increased outdoor activities and increased tick populations, the Department of Health (HEALTH) has partnered with other state agencies to urge Rhode Islanders to check for tick bites as the first line of prevention against Lyme disease when enjoying and working outdoors. HEALTH, the Departments of Environmental Management (DEM) and Transportation (DOT) are working together to provide Lyme disease and tick bite prevention trainings for seasonal staff and other outdoor workers, and to place education posters at state facilities and public recreation spots, including DEM trailheads, parks, and fishing spots. The URI TickEncounter Resource Center facilitated…
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This Day In History

Today In History: April 17 1961

An army of 1400 Cuban exiles opposed to Castro, recruited, trained and financed in secret by the United States, invaded their country in the Bay of Pigs. US President John F. Kennedy, annoyed by the two years of Communist regime in Cuba, approved the invasion but, at the last moment, refused to order air support when the operation appeared to be doomed to failure. Within a period of three days, the invasion forces, abandoned by Kennedy and the American military, were forced to surrender to the Communists. About 100 Cuban exiles were killed in the fight. The disastrous operation was a huge humiliation for…
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Investigating the Sinking of the Ferry in South Korea

The coast guard of South Korea said Thursday that it is investigating the details of the last hours of a ferry which sank on Wednesday with hundreds of students on board. Nine people were killed and 287 are missing, while 179 were able to be rescued. Officials could not confirm reports that the crew delayed giving orders to abandon ship and launch the lifeboats. Strong currents have hampered the work of divers. The South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, met with relatives of the missing at a nearby port. The role of captain is not clear. At a police station, he merely…
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With almost 500 attendees, this event is our major fundraiser for the year and it allows us to continue producing new programs and maintain current ones on air. But our sponsors also make a difference for us and we would like to introduce you to them. Gala Sponsors BankRI Brown University Care New England Clinca Esperanza Cox Communications Delta Dental MetLife Navigant Credit Union Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island Providence City Council Providence College ReMax New Horizons Rhode Island National Public Radio Walgreens The Washington Trust Company Women's Care Join us in honoring a number of exceptional people and…
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Search For MH370 Intensifies With Mini-submarine

Malaysia's Transport Minister said Thursday that they will intensify the search with a mini-submarine for the defunct Malaysia Airlines aircraft. The autonomous underwater vehicle Bluefin-21 that tracks the depths on the part of the Indian Ocean in search of the aircraft that disappeared March 8 conducted its first successful exploration. Two previous missions had to be aborted due to technical difficulties. Meanwhile, scientists in Western Australia tested samples from a stain of oil in the area to see whether it belonged to the Boeing 777-200 with 239 people aboard flying between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing.
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Politics

Elorza Releases Equity in Business Opportunity Plan, Calls for Increase of WMBE Bids Accepted for City Projects

To fulfill Providence’s goal of having 10% participation in city contracts by Women and Minority Business Enterprises (WMBEs), Democratic Mayoral Candidate Jorge Elorza announced his plan to increase the percentage of women and minority business enterprises that do business with the city. Maria Takuma, who owns Harmony Design and Construction said the following of Elorza’s proposal, "As a woman and a minority business-owner, I'm thankful to Jorge for bringing attention to this incredibly important issue and making it a priority in his economic development plan. We need leaders that recognize that our economy won't prosper unless our government commits itself…
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Mayor Taveras Launches Second Season Of Providence Road Improvement Project; Capital City Ahead Of Schedule To Complete $40 Million In New And Repaired Roads

PROVIDENCE, RI - Mayor Angel Taveras today kicked off the second season of Providence's $40 million Road Improvement Project on Moses Brown Street in the Wayland Square neighborhood. "We are excited to resume paving roads throughout Providence for the second season of our $40 million road improvement project," Mayor Taveras said. "We covered a lot of ground last year and anticipate another productive season of road repairs. The Providence Road Improvement project is a long-term investment in jobs and infrastructure, and is immediately improving the quality of life in Rhode Island's capital city." Residents can access a map of completed…
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