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Governor Chafee nominates Scott Rabideau and Vince Watchorn to the Rhode Island Judicial Nominating Commission

Providence, RI – Governor Lincoln D. Chafee announced today the nominations of Scott Rabideau of Pascoag and Vince Watchorn of Providence to the Judicial Nominating Commission filling the seats vacated by Alexander Biliouris and D. Faye Sanders respectively. "As leaders in their fields, Scott and Vince will bring to the Judicial Nominating Commission valuable insight and perspective." Governor Chafee said. "I thank Alexander and Faye for their willingness to serve the citizens of the State of Rhode Island." The Judicial Nominating Commission is charged with screening applicants for vacancies on all of Rhode Island's courts. Upon notification of a judicial…
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Influenza Deaths Climb; H3N2 taking toll on elderly

Providence: Thirteen people, most of them in their 80s and 90s, have died from influenza this season, many since the arrival of the H3N2 strain of flu in late March. Rhode Island is also seeing cases of Type B strains recently. There have been 392 hospitalizations, with 40 of those occuring in the last week with a spike in influenza activity, as part of a the late season second wave of influenza disease. “Thirteen Rhode Islanders have died from influenza this season, and the number of hospitalizations due to influenza has increased, with much of the activity occurring in the…
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Raimondo to Honor 41 High School Juniors with Young Leader Award

PROVIDENCE, - Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo will visit Ximedica to present the Treasury Young Leader Awards on Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Young Leader Awards are presented to Rhode Island high school juniors who have demonstrated outstanding academic excellence and service to their community. Michael Pereira, Senior Vice President and Head of Technology and Operations at Ximedica, will speak at the ceremony. "I am eager to meet these talented students, who not only excel at their studies but also make meaningful contributions in their communities," Raimondo said. "They truly make me proud and optimistic for the future…
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Nuala Pell Passes Away

Nuala Pell, widow of the late Senator Caiborne Pell and grandmother to gubernatorial candidate, Clay Pell passed away on the morning of April 13, 2014 at Newport Hospital. She was 89 years old. Funeral arrangements are under way and the service will be held next week on April 21 in Newport at Trinity Episcopal Church at 11am. Many people throughout the state have expressed their condolences over her passing and have sent tributes to her. Clay Pell, grandson & gubernatorial candidate: “Our entire family is heartbroken by my grandmother’s passing. She dedicated her life to her family and to the…
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18% of Internet User Have Fallen Victim to Data Theft

18% of users of Internet in the United States has been the victim of theft of important information, of bank accounts, and this problem seems to be increasing, according to a research published Monday. The study conducted in January by the Pew Research Center shows a strong increase of thefts of information in mid-2013, when 11% of respondents said that they have been the victim of this crime. The research also showed that 21% of persons reported their email accounts or social networks were compromised, the same percentage as last year. Data comes in the context of a concern increased by "Heartbleed", an important…
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US and Ukraine Sign $1 Billion Loan Guarantee

The Secretary of the US Treasury, Jack Lew, and Ukrainian Finance Minister, Oleksandr Shlapak signed Monday in Washington the agreement whereby the United States will help with one billion of dollars to Ukraine with the aim of supporting the reforms for stabilize the Ukrainian economy. The line of loan guarantees, which had already been approved by Congress at the beginning of the month, aims to support a program of reforms proposed by the new pro-European Cabinet and who will have the help of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). In the Act of ratification, held at the headquarters of the treasury, Lew underlined that these loan guarantees show "the…
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Traumatic Experiences Can Be Inherited From Parent to Child

Can a traumatic experience, or any change in our lifestyle be transmitted genetically to our children? This phenomenon, called Epigenetic inheritance has been linked in a multitude of diseases, from obesity to psychiatric problems like bipolar disorder where there is a gene that is clearly identified. But up to this date, no mechanism by which this occurs has been identified. A team of scientists from the Institute of Brain Research at the University of Zurich Switzerland, offer the key in the magazine "Nature Neuroscience". Their work suggests that the environment leaves traces in the brain, organs and also in the gametes. And that it is through small fragments of RNA of…
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New Software Can Age the Face of a Child

In less than a minute, a child's face can be aged to show what he or she will look like when older. Researchers at the University of Washington have developed a software that automatically generates images of the face of a young child to age through life. The technique is the first fully automated approach for the aging of the image of a person since it is baby to an adult that works with bad lighting, expressions and poses. Ira Kemelmacher-Shlizerman, Professor of computer science and engineering, explains that aging very young children from a single photo is considered very difficult. "We took photos of children in…
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At Least Three Killed When Man Opens Fire On Two Jewish Centers In Kansas

At least three people were killed today as a result of the two shootings that have been registered at two Jewish centers on the outskirts of Kansas City according to local media reports. The suspect in the deaths, a 70-year-old man has already been arrested. According to the police, he was arrested about a mile from the residential center, and, according to several witnesses, shouted "Heil Hitler" as the authorities were taking him. It was initially reported that there was one person who died in both events and a wounded teenager who had been transferred to the hospital in critical condition. A spokesman for the Overland Park Regional Hospital confirmed…
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Woman Arrested In Utah After Corpses of Seven Babies Found

Police in the state of Utah have arrested a woman after having found in her former home the corpses of seven babies that were hidden in cardboard boxes. Megan Huntsman, a 39 year old woman, has been detained in Pleasant Grove after this macabre discovery at the house in which she lived until 2011, according to police sources. Police were alerted by one of the current occupants of housing, who was cleaning the garage and after finding a box more than suspicious they realized the horrific discovery. The captain of the local police Michael Roberts, said that they opened the box and found the…
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