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HHS’ Last-Minute Order To Hospitals On COVID Data Created Weeks Of Chaos

Leslie Porth, a senior vice president at the Missouri Hospital Association, began a statewide conference call on July 15 with an apology.  Just two days earlier, the Trump administration had sent a letter to hospital administrators, telling them that by the 15th, they would need to stop submitting COVID-19 data to the CDC’s National Health Safety Network — a years-old survey backed by some of the government’s top epidemiologists. Instead, they were told to begin sending it to Tel...
Tags: News, Obama, Cdc, White House, Missouri, Idaho, Ikea, Npr, Kansas City, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Pittsburgh, Trump, HHS, UT Southwestern, Department of Health and Human Services


Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney accidentally signed Rhode Island tax refund checks

"As a result of a technical error in the Division of Taxation's automated refund check printing system, approximately 176 checks with invalid signature lines were printed and mailed to taxpayers on Monday 7/27/2020." said Jade Borgeson, Chief of Staff for the [Rhode Island] Department of Revenue. The checks, mostly corporate tax refunds, were signed by Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney, neither of whom are authorized to do so. According to Borgeson, "The invalid signature lines were incorre...
Tags: Post, Taxes, News, Nbc, Rhode Island, Walt Disney, Checks, Mickey Mouse, Tax Refunds, Governments, Borgeson, Jade Borgeson


Watch Phoebe Bridgers & Courtney Barnett Cover Gillian Welch’s Streaming-Era Anthem “Everything Is Free”

This past weekend was supposed to be the weekend of the Newport Folk Festival, the historic event that started up in Rhode Island in 1959. Back in April, though, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals were cancelled because of the pandemic. Instead, Newport staged a virtual festival this past weekend. Phoebe Bridgers, who'd … More »
Tags: Music, News, Rhode Island, Courtney Barnett, Phoebe Bridgers, Gillian Welch, Newport Folk Festival, Newport Folk, Instead Newport


A Bunch of People in Rhode Island Accidentally Got Checks in the Mail Signed by Mickey Mouse

Golly, I didn’t know Mickey was so generous. Read more...
Tags: Science, Taxes, Disney, Mistakes, Rhode Island, Mickey Mouse, Mickey


"Why Can’t We Just Have Class Outside? It might be the answer to America’s school-reopening problem."

Writes Olga Khazan in The Atlantic.A small group of activists across the country are pushing for schools to consider teaching children in person, but outdoors in a park or even a parking lot....It might sound crazy, but kids learn outside all the time, and did so even before the pandemic. About 250 “forest schools” exist in the U.S., in which younger kids spend much of their time in nature... In the early 1900s, during a tuberculosis outbreak in Rhode Island, kids attended a school with the wind...
Tags: Health, Education, Law, America, Atlantic, New York Times, Rhode Island, Olga Khazan, Khazan, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


Rhode Island Mistakenly Mails Tax Refund Checks Signed by Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney

More than 150 people in Rhode Island accidentally received tax refund checks signed by none other than Mickey Mouse and Walt Disney, rather than their state officials. According to CNN, the misprinted signatures were on 176 tax refund checks. The error was the result of a technical glitch in the printing system for the state’s […]
Tags: News, Cnn, Rhode Island, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse


HEY, THEY'RE GOOD FOR IT

Rhode Island issues tax refunds signed by Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse (Thanks to Nelson from Michigan, Ralph, pharmaross and and Steve K.)
Tags: Rhode Island, Nelson, Walt Disney Mickey Mouse, Michigan Ralph


Rhode Island mistakenly issued tax refund checks signed by Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse

Rhode Island issued 176 tax refund checks this week signed by iconic duo Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse -- instead of the state treasurer and controller.
Tags: Cnn, Rhode Island, Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse


Rhode Island Issues Tax Refund Checks Signed By Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse

The Rhode Island Division of Taxation sent more than 175 checks with the celebrity signatures.
Tags: News, Rhode Island, Rhode Island Division of Taxation, Walt Disney Mickey Mouse


Rhode Island Boy Digs Up Gigantic 2 1/2-Pound Mollusk

Cooper Monaco found the massive mollusk Monday. "I felt the edge of it and I thought, ‘holy moly, this is a clam."
Tags: News, Rhode Island, Cooper Monaco


CDC: Hundreds sick, 1 dead in nationwide Salmonella outbreak linked to chicks, ducklings

One person has died and nearly 1,000 have been sickened, the CDC says. Every state except Hawaii and Rhode Island has now reported at least one case.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Cdc, Hawaii, Usa Today, Rhode Island


Bipartisan State Officials Shoot Down Trump Nutty Election Delay Idea

State officials of both parties across the country quickly dismissed the idea, floated by President Trump on Thursday morning, that November’s election could be delayed. Ohio’s Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose said the United States “must” hold the election on Nov. 3, and that voting in his state will be “safe, secure and accurate.” The United States must hold its election on Tuesday, November 3rd. Ohio will have four weeks of absentee voting, early in-person voting and election da...
Tags: News, Colorado, California, United States, New Hampshire, Ohio, Donald Trump, Rhode Island, Trump, Democratic, Tierney Sneed, State, Alex Padilla, Chris Sununu, Nellie Gorbea, Frank LaRose


Misinformation On COVID Is Proving To Be Highly Contagious

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — As the world races to find a vaccine and a treatment for COVID-19, there is seemingly no antidote in sight for the burgeoning outbreak of coronavirus conspiracy theories, hoaxes, anti-mask myths and sham cures. The phenomenon, unfolding largely on social media, escalated this week when President Donald Trump retweeted a false video about an anti-malaria drug being a cure for the virus and it was revealed that Russian intelligence is spreading disinformation about the cris...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Florida, New York, Texas, News, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Washington, China, New York City, America, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ap, Ireland


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are about to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. In prepared remarks published ahead of the testimony, all four CEOs argued that their compani...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Cook, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, US, Trends


Republican lawmakers hijacked a historic antitrust hearing to air conspiracy theories and accuse tech companies of secretly working to undermine Trump

Republican lawmakers used a widely-anticipated House subcommittee hearing with the world's most powerful tech CEOs to air grievances and accuse tech companies of secretly working to undermine President Donald Trump's reelection campaign. The hearing erupted into a shouting match several times as Democratic lawmakers accused their Republican colleagues of pushing "fringe conspiracy theories." Ohio congressman Jim Jordan implied Google is trying to give former Vice President Joe Biden an edge ov...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Florida, Texas, Cdc, Youtube, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Gop, House, Food And Drug Administration


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. Here's why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos


Google is preparing for an antitrust grilling over its search and ads dominance, and the past few weeks have given its interrogators plenty of ammo. Here are the big things to look out for. (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Wednesday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai will testify alongside the chiefs of Apple, Amazon, and Facebook as part of an investigation into the growing power of Big Tech. For Google, it's just one of several antitrust probes it's currently facing. The past few weeks have given its interrogators plenty of ammo come Wednesday. But expect a few surprises too. Here are the things to look out for on Wednesday. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. We're on the eve of a historic hearing ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Texas, Congress, California, Youtube, US, Trends, Eu, Bloomberg, Department Of Justice, Wall Street Journal, Rhode Island, Justice Department, Sundar Pichai


U.S. Home Seller Profits Rise To 36 Percent In Second Quarter Of 2020

Despite Coronavirus Pandemic, Typical Seller Profit Margin Reaches New High Nationwide; Margins Increase in Three-Quarters of Markets Across the Nation Irvine, CA – July 23, 2020 (PRNewswire) ATTOM Data Solutions, curator of the nation’s premier property database and first property data provider of Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), today released its second-quarter 2020 U.S. Home Sales Report, which shows that home sellers nationwide realized a gain of $75,971 on the typical sale, up from the $66,50...
Tags: Real Estate, Texas, News, Maryland, Minneapolis, California, Kentucky, Oregon, Virginia, Massachusetts, Alabama, Georgia, Indianapolis, Radio, United States, New Hampshire


The CEOs of Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are set to testify before Congress in a historic antitrust hearing next week. Here's what's at stake for each company. (GOOG, APPL, AMZN, FB)

The tech CEOs of Apple, Google, Amazon, and Facebook will appear before Congress in a first-of-its-kind hearing on Wednesday. They'll be testifying as part of an antitrust investigation into the dominance of digital platforms that has been running since last June. The CEOs, who will likely appear remotely over video, will have to defend the growing power of their tech companies to skeptical lawmakers. Here's why each CEO has been asked to appear, the types of questions they will likely be aske...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, John Lewis, Instagram, Congress, California, Washington Post, Youtube, China, Trends, Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos


Coronavirus need-to-knows: Major school districts likely won't return to in-person teaching; Rhode Island tells visitors to leave beaches

Michigan State's entire football team is in quarantine. Rhode Island is telling visitors to leave its beaches. More COVID-19 news Saturday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Usa Today, Rhode Island, Michigan State


Indian IT Consultancies Struggle Against Technological Obsolescence

Few people outside their home country have heard of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Infosys, Wipro, HCL Technologies or Tech Mahindra, India's five biggest information technology (IT) consultancies. Yet even when enterprise software to manage marketing, production, inventory and the like comes from Oracle of America or Germany's SAP, it is often the Indian companies that install and maintain software for clients. But for all their tech nous, the Indian giants have also been unable to keep pace ...
Tags: Germany, India, America, Tech, Rhode Island, Economist, Sap, Infosys, Ken, Everest Group, Mahindra, Tech Mahindra India, Walmart Labs India, Peter Bendor Samuel


Correction: Virus Outbreak-Prison Releases story

In a story July 16, 2020, about prisoners released during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Associated Press, relying on numbers provided by the Rhode Island's Department of Corrections, incorrectly reported the number of sentenced prisoners in the state had dropped by 32%. It was 18%.
Tags: Rhode Island, Department of Corrections


SPC MD 1318

MD 1318 CONCERNING SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH 394... FOR SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND...SOUTHEAST NEW YORK...NEW JERSEY...SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA Mesoscale Discussion 1318 NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 0601 PM CDT Wed Jul 22 2020 Areas affected...Southern New England...Southeast New York...New Jersey...Southeast Pennsylvania Concerning...Severe Thunderstorm Watch 394... Valid 222301Z - 230100Z The severe weather threat for Severe Thunderstorm Watch 394 continues. SUMMARY...A wind da...
Tags: Weather, England, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Atlantic, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Norman, Rhode Island, New England, Delaware Valley, BROYLES


On the Visual Thesaurus: "Plantation"

Now that Aunt Jemima and the Washington Redskins have announced plans to change their troubled names, is it time to take another look at brands and institutions that incorporate the word plantation? Plantation brand blackstrap molasses, distributed by Allied Old English, Inc., of Port Reading, New Jersey That’s the subject of my new Visual Thesaurus column, which ranges from Rhode Island to Florida to Texas and from dog food to rum to window shutters. Full access is restricted to subscri...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Government, NFL, Current Affairs, Renaming, Linguistics, Miles Davis, National Football League, Washington Redskins, Rhode Island, National Anthem, Cruella, Harry Edwards, Jemima, Naming


Century 21 brings on top-ranked Keller Williams agent and his team

Kyle Seyboth closed 497 transactions and $127.7 million in sales in 2019, according to Real Trends. He and his 12-member team are jumping to Century 21.
Tags: Massachusetts, Radio, Teams, Agent, Wall Street Journal, Rhode Island, Industry News, Keller Williams, ERA, Coldwell Banker, Realogy, Brokerage, Select, Tom Ferry, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, Corcoran Group


‘Outright Lies’: Voting Misinformation Flourishes on Facebook

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. On April 3, Terrence K. Williams, a politically conservative actor and comedian who’s been praised by President Donald Trump, assured his nearly 3 million followers on Facebook that Democrats would light ballots on fire or throw them away. Wearing a red “Keep America Great” hat, Williams declared, “If you mail in your vote, your vote will be in Bar...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, News, Obama, Congress, Navy, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Kanye West


Important review of just why "Prison Populations Drop by 100,000 During Pandemic"

The quoted portion of the title of this post comes from the headline of this Marshall Project piece that has its theme in the subtitle: "But not because of COVID-19 releases."  The article chronicles nationwide what seems to be the story at the federal level, namely that prison populations are going down largely because a lot fewer people are going in, not so much because a lot of new people are coming out.  Here are the details: There has been a major drop in the number of people behind bars i...
Tags: Law, Virginia, New York City, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Marshall Project, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Vera Institute of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Sentencing Project, Martin Horn, Nazgol Ghandnoosh, North Carolina Illinois, AP Instead, Bret Bucklen


In This Together: Helping Yourself, Helping Each Other in the New Pandemic Reality

While empty Main Streets have been crippling many small businesses in the current crisis, there’s a different trend as well – of businesses tapping into their own creativity and resilience to help themselves, help each other and help the broader community during this time of need. Fallout from the pandemic has hit small businesses everywhere. Through no fault of their own, many simply can’t do business, and for others it has become much, much harder because customers are staying at home. Less th...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Maryland, Washington, Toronto, San Francisco, Sales & Marketing, New Jersey, Bradford, Rhode Island, Venmo, Right Now, National Retail Federation, Brandon, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va


What playing in Talking Heads was really like, according to Chris Frantz’s new memoir

Chris Frantz never had any doubt the band Talking Heads would make it big. “We all felt we were doing something we knew was going to succeed, but we were surprised at how quickly it happened for us,” recalled Frantz about bandmates David Byrne and Tina Weymouth during a recent phone interview. “I was prepared to work five years to get to the point where we got in about five weeks. We’d only done a few shows when our picture was on the cover of the Village Voice.” The 69-year-old drummer and co-f...
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