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Rhode Island Foundation anuncia subvenciones por $3.6 millones para reducir enfermedades crónicas y disparidades de salud

El financiamiento está dirigido a los residentes de Central Falls, Pawtucket y Providence, entre otros lugares PROVIDENCE, RI (19 de Octubre, 2018) – Los residentes de Central Falls, Pawtucket y Providence se beneficiarán de los $ millones en subvenciones otorgadas por la fundación Rhode Island Foundation para ayudar a reducir las enfermedades crónicas y las disparidades de salud. “Aproximadamente el 75% del estado de salud de una persona está condicionado por factores sociales, económicos y ambientales relacionados con el lugar donde vive. Es más probable que las personas lleven una vida saludable si forman parte de una comunidad que promueve la salud…
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WHO Cracks Down on Illicit Sale of Tobacco

VOA News/Lisa Schlein GENEVA — Parties to a new global treaty to combat the illicit sale of tobacco products have taken the first steps toward cracking down on this multi-billion dollar trade. At a three-day meeting at the headquarters of the World Health Organization in Geneva they have outlined a plan to shut down the lucrative black market trade in tobacco. A global tobacco treaty (Protocol to Eliminate Illicit Trade in Tobacco Products) entered into force on September 25, with 48 countries joining the new protocol, which is part of the WHO Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC). Two-thirds of the…
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Facebook Deletes Hundreds of Pages, Accounts for Spreading Fake News

VOA News Facebook announced Thursday that it had deleted over 800 mostly pages and accounts that were posting politically oriented spam and engaging in "inauthentic behavior." The social media giant declined a request from VOA News to name the 559 pages and 251 accounts. Nation in Distress, a pro-President Donald Trump page identified by The Washington Post as being among the banned, had over 3 million followers. Facebook said that many of the pages and accounts had posted political clickbait across multiple fake accounts to drive users to their websites, where they were often targeted with ads. "Many used the same techniques to…
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Who is Jamal Khashoggi?

VOA News One of the most influential Arab journalists in the world, Jamal Khashoggi, went missing after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week. Turkish authorities have blamed the Saudis, but Riyadh has denied harming the veteran reporter. Jamal Khashoggi, 59, was born in Medina, Saudi Arabia, one of the holiest cities in Islam. Like many Saudis at the time, Khashoggi left to study abroad. He earned a business administration degree in 1983 at Indiana State University in the United States. Career in journalism Khashoggi began his career as a reporter for the English language newspaper Saudi Gazette. He went…
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Health

Climb for Albinism: 6 Women Challenge Stereotypes on Africa’s Highest Peak

VOA news/Henry Ridgwell LONDON — Six African women with albinism, a condition that affects the pigmentation of the skin, hair and eyes, set out to climb Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro earlier this month in a bid to raise the visibility of people living with the climbers have all suffered abuse and discrimination, and in one case horrific violence because of their condition. They hope to challenge widely held stereotypes by scaling Africa’s highest peak and titled their summit attempt simply Climb for Albinism. At 5,895 meters tall, Kilimanjaro is no easy feat for any climber. For those with albinism it is an exceptional…
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Death Toll From Hurricane Michael Climbs to 11

VOA News Residents and rescue workers in Florida and other southeastern states were in the midst of recovering Friday from the devastation inflicted by Hurricane Michael, the remnants of which have moved out into the Atlantic Ocean. Before it swept out to sea, Michael claimed at least 11 lives after making landfall Wednesday as a Category 4 Hurricane in the Florida Panhandle and churned north through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia as a tropical storm. Emergency personnel scoured through areas where entire blocks of homes and buildings were flattened, searching for survivors. "I expect the fatality count to come up…
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Reed and Whitehouse Statement on Nomination of Aaron L. Weisman to be U.S. Attorney for Rhode Island

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, after the White House announced President Trump's intent to nominate Rhode Island’s Assistant Attorney General Aaron L. Weisman to be the next Attorney for Rhode Island, United States Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse issued the following statement: “We are pleased Mr. Weisman has been nominated to be the lead federal prosecutor for Rhode Island.  He’s dedicated, well-respected, and has a record of exemplary service in the Rhode Island Attorney General’s office.  We are confident he will do an effective job serving and protecting the people of Rhode Island,” said Reed and Whitehouse. Mr. Weisman was nominated…
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RI GOP Violates Policy, Brings Partisan Politics into the Classroom

RI Dems demand investigation into fundraising email sent to Coventry School District on behalf of GOP candidates WARWICK, RI -- Rhode Island Republicans are going to unethical lengths to fundraise this year. Staff members and parents of students in the Coventry Public School District were surprised to receive a political fundraising solicitation from a Vice Principal on behalf of the Coventry Republican Town Committee this week. The questionable flyer was distributed to multiple official school district email listservs. “Partisan political fundraising has no place in our public schools,” said Joe McNamara, Chairman of the Rhode Island Democratic Party. “This is an obvious violation of the school district’s…
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Entertainment

TRINITY REP CELEBRATES THE HOLIDAYS WITH A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Annual family tradition runs Nov. 8 – Dec. 30 PROVIDENCE, RI: Trinity Rep is proud to present its annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol. Noted for being a new production each year, the 2018 production has been inspired by a traditional telling of the famed Dickens classic. This year the production will be directed Mark Valdez, who directed Fuente Ovejuna, or Like Sheep to Water at Trinity Rep in 2017. Beloved acting company member and one of last year’s co-directors, Stephen Thorne, will be playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. The production will also feature community choirs in each performance. All shows will feature…
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Fall River Mayor Arrested for Scheme to Defraud Investors

Defendant used investor funds to pay for lavish lifestyle, political campaign and student loans BOSTON – Jasiel F. Correia II, the Mayor of Fall River, was arrested this morning and charged with wire and tax fraud in connection with a multi-year investment fraud scheme. Correia, 26, was indicted on nine counts of wire fraud and four counts of filing false tax returns. Correia was arrested this morning and will appear in federal court in Boston this afternoon. As alleged in the indictment, in 2012, Correia founded SnoOwl, an app designed to connect local businesses with their target consumer market. In…
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