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Posts of Monday September 22nd
  • Monday September 22nd
    NEWS:

    The White House could become less accessible, as the US Secret Service considers ways of making the precinct safer by setting up checkpoints or barriers around it, after a man with a knife managed to make it inside the building. Tourists willing to visit the area around the White House might soon have to get their bags and ID’s checked blocks away from the presidential mansion. Introducing the measure is being discussed by the US Secret Service, according to an anonymous law enforcement official, who spoke to the Associated Press on Sunday.

    The official said the plan for the checkpoints was not new, but has gained momentum following a failure by the security agents to prevent an intruder carrying a knife from entering the White House’s front door.

    In a worldwide first, brain surgeon Dr. Bon Verweij of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht successfully replaced the complete skull of a 22-year-old woman with a 3D-printed, tailor-made plastic skull in a surgical procedure that lasted 23 hours.

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships. The state's Supreme Judicial Court unanimously concluded that the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and two dealers lacked standing to block direct Tesla sales under a state law designed to protect franchise owners from abuses by car manufacturers. Justice Margot Botsford wrote that the law was aimed at protecting dealers from unfair practices of manufacturers and distributors "with which they are associated, generally in a franchise relationship," rather than unaffiliated manufacturers.

    SPORTS:

    The New England Patriots defeated the Oakland Raiders on Sunday 16 to 9 and will play the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4 at Kansas City.

    The Boston Red Sox dropped yesterday's game 3 to 2  against the Baltimore Orioles.

    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    WXIN will be at Student Activities Day this Wednesday from 12:30 to 2 pm in the Quad.


  • Thursday September 18th
    NEWS:

    In a worldwide first, brain surgeon Dr. Bon Verweij of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht successfully replaced the complete skull of a 22-year-old woman with a 3D-printed, tailor-made plastic skull in a surgical procedure that lasted 23 hours.

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships. The state's Supreme Judicial Court unanimously concluded that the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and two dealers lacked standing to block direct Tesla sales under a state law designed to protect franchise owners from abuses by car manufacturers. Justice Margot Botsford wrote that the law was aimed at protecting dealers from unfair practices of manufacturers and distributors "with which they are associated, generally in a franchise relationship," rather than unaffiliated manufacturers.

    SPORTS:

    The New England Patriots defeated the Minnesota Vikings 30 to 7 in Week 2. The Pats will play the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium in Week 3.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Durham Bulls to win their second Governor's Cup in three years.

    The Boston Red Sox dropped yesterday's game 0 to 4 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and will play them again tonight, first pitch 7:05.

    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.


  • Wednesday September 17th
    NEWS:

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships. The state's Supreme Judicial Court unanimously concluded that the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and two dealers lacked standing to block direct Tesla sales under a state law designed to protect franchise owners from abuses by car manufacturers. Justice Margot Botsford wrote that the law was aimed at protecting dealers from unfair practices of manufacturers and distributors "with which they are associated, generally in a franchise relationship," rather than unaffiliated manufacturers.

    SPORTS:

    The New England Patriots defeated the Minnesota Vikings 30 to 7 in Week 2. The Pats will play the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium in Week 3.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Durham Bulls to win their second Governor's Cup in three years.

    The Boston Red Sox dropped yesterday's game 0 to 4 against the Pittsburgh Pirates and will play them again tonight, first pitch 7:05.

    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.


  • Tuesday September 16th
    NEWS:

    Massachusetts' highest court on Monday threw out a lawsuit seeking to block Tesla Motors Inc from selling its luxury electric cars directly to consumers in the state, enabling it to bypass traditional dealerships. The state's Supreme Judicial Court unanimously concluded that the Massachusetts State Automobile Dealers Association and two dealers lacked standing to block direct Tesla sales under a state law designed to protect franchise owners from abuses by car manufacturers. Justice Margot Botsford wrote that the law was aimed at protecting dealers from unfair practices of manufacturers and distributors "with which they are associated, generally in a franchise relationship," rather than unaffiliated manufacturers.

    More than 100 people gathered at a vigil in Blackstone Massachusetts where infant remains and abused children were taken from the house of Erika Murray who faces federal death concealment and other charges.

    A Massachusetts woman Elizabeth Stringer Keefe found a wedding photo at Ground Zero on 9/11 and after 13 years was able to track down the owner of the photo thanks to social media.

    SPORTS:

    The New England Patriots defeated the Minnesota Vikings 30 to 7 in Week 2. The Pats will play the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium in Week 3.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Durham Bulls to win their second Governor's Cup in three years.

    The Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8 to 4 with a go ahead grand slam by Daniel Nava.

    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.


  • Monday September 15th
    NEWS:

    More than 100 people gathered at a vigil in Blackstone Massachusetts where infant remains and abused children were taken from the house of Erika Murray who faces federal death concealment and other charges.

    A Massachusetts woman Elizabeth Stringer Keefe found a wedding photo at Ground Zero on 9/11 and after 13 years was able to track down the owner of the photo thanks to social media.

    SPORTS:

    The New England Patriots defeated the Minnesota Vikings 30 to 7 in Week 2. The Pats will play the Oakland Raiders at Gillette Stadium in Week 3.

    The Pawtucket Red Sox defeated the Durham Bulls to win their second Governor's Cup in three years.

    The Boston Red Sox defeated the Kansas City Royals 8 to 4 with a go ahead grand slam by Daniel Nava.

    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.


  • Thursday September 11th
    NEWS:

    Rhode Island Primary Results:

    Cranston Mayor Alan Fung to face Treasurer Gina Raimondo for Rhode Island Governor.
    Jorge Elorza to face Vincent Cianci in the Providence Mayoral race.

    Governor Democratic Primary:

    Gina Raimondo                                                                                                                      51,77042%(X)

    Angel Taveras 35,80329%

    Clay Pell 32,98627%

    Todd Giroux 2,1982%

    Governor Republican Primary:

    Allan Fung 17,01155%(X)

    Ken Block 13,93245%
    Providence Mayor Democratic Primary:

    Jorge Elorza 10,56249%(X)

    Michael Solomon 9,19043%

    Christopher Young 1,0025%

    Brett Smiley 6723%
    Full results courtesy of WJAR NBC-10 http://www.turnto10.com/category/287699/election-returns

    SPORTS:

    The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots 33 to 20 in the regular season opener for the Patriots to end week 1 and will play the Minnesota Vikings in week 2 this coming Sunday.

    The Boston Red Sox fell 4 to 1 yesterday at Fenway Park to the Baltimore Orioles.


    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    The Student Community Government, Inc. and Student Union Present Student Union Open House is tonight from 5 to 7 pm.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.


  • Wednesday September 10th
    NEWS:

    Rhode Island Primary Results:

    Cranston Mayor Alan Fung to face Treasurer Gina Raimondo for Rhode Island Governor.
    Jorge Elorza to face Vincent Cianci in the Providence Mayoral race.

    Governor Democratic Primary:

    Gina Raimondo                                                                                                                      51,77042%(X)

    Angel Taveras 35,80329%

    Clay Pell 32,98627%

    Todd Giroux 2,1982%

    Governor Republican Primary:

    Allan Fung 17,01155%(X)

    Ken Block 13,93245%
    Providence Mayor Democratic Primary:

    Jorge Elorza 10,56249%(X)

    Michael Solomon 9,19043%

    Christopher Young 1,0025%

    Brett Smiley 6723%
    Full results courtesy of WJAR NBC-10 http://www.turnto10.com/category/287699/election-returns

    SPORTS:

    The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots 33 to 20 in the regular season opener for the Patriots to end week 1 and will play the Minnesota Vikings in week 2 this coming Sunday.

    The Boston Red Sox fell 4 to 1 yesterday at Fenway Park to the Baltimore Orioles.


    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    The Student Community Government, Inc. and Student Union Present Student Union Open House is this Thursday from 5 to 7 pm.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.

    All new students without an existing parking permit can now go online to IPARQ and apply for a parking permit. Just follow the link that appears on http://www.ric.edu/parking/  Once you receive the permit in the mail come to Campus Police at Browne Hall and obtain a validation sticker that will be good until July 2018. At the end of the process don’t forget to print your temporary permit which will be good until you receive your permanent permit in the mail.
    If you have any questions call Campus Police at 456-8201.


  • Monday September 8th

    NEWS:

    On Saturday 13 arrests were made during a series of house parties in the Elmhurst area near Providence College. Partying to start the new year  has become a tradition for PC students known as "the golf tournament" where students try to have a drink from 18 different houses.

    Austin based Whole Foods Market Inc. has begun the Instacart to offer grocery delivery within an hour for online purchasers in more than a dozen cities

    SPORTS:

    The Miami Dolphins defeated the New England Patriots 33 to 20 in the regular season opener for the Patriots to end week 1.

    The Boston Red Sox fell 3 to 1 on Sunday to the Toronto Blue Jays with all of the scoring coming in the Top of the 5th for the Blue Jays and the Bottom of the 6th for the Sox.

    WEATHER:

    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:

    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:

    The Student Community Government, Inc. and Student Union Present Student Union Open House is this Thursday from 5 to 7 pm.

    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.

    All new students without an existing parking permit can now go online to IPARQ and apply for a parking permit. Just follow the link that appears on http://www.ric.edu/parking/  Once you receive the permit in the mail come to Campus Police at Browne Hall and obtain a validation sticker that will be good until July 2018. At the end of the process don’t forget to print your temporary permit which will be good until you receive your permanent permit in the mail.
    If you have any questions call Campus Police at 456-8201.


  • Thursday September 4th
    NEWS:

    The Atlanta based company and national chain Home Depot may be the latest company to suffer from a credit card data hack. Home Depot is working with banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would signal a hack.

    Rhode Island headquartered national chain CVS Caremark will be changing its name to CVS Health. The Rhode Island company will also stop selling Tobacco products nation wide by October 1st.

    SPORTS:

    New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick may call on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to return after he declared himself ready to return from the disabled list.

    The Boston Red Sox fell in the bottom of the 10th inning to the Tampa Bay Rays 4 to 3 after an RBI single by Matt Joyce. 

    WEATHER:
    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:
    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:
    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.

    All new students without an existing parking permit can now go online to IPARQ and apply for a parking permit. Just follow the link that appears on http://www.ric.edu/parking/  Once you receive the permit in the mail come to Campus Police at Browne Hall and obtain a validation sticker that will be good until July 2018. At the end of the process don’t forget to print your temporary permit which will be good until you receive your permanent permit in the mail.
    If you have any questions call Campus Police at 456-8201.



  • Wednesday September 3rd
    NEWS:

    The Atlanta based company and national chain Home Depot may be the latest company to suffer from a credit card data hack. Home Depot is working with banks and law enforcement to investigate "unusual activity" that would signal a hack.

    Rhode Island headquartered national chain CVS Caremark will be changing its name to CVS Health. The Rhode Island company will also stop selling Tobacco products nation wide by October 1st.

    SPORTS:

    New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick may call on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski to return after he declared himself ready to return from the disabled list.

    The Boston Red Sox fell in the bottom of the 10th inning to the Tampa Bay Rays 4 to 3 after an RBI single by Matt Joyce. 

    WEATHER:
    Courtesy of weather.com

    TRAFFIC:
    Courtesy of Rhode Island Department of Transportation 

    EVENT:
    Join RIC Radio 90.7 WXIN by emailing Program Director Jason Johnson at PD at RIC Radio Dot Org.
    Weekly meetings are every Wednesday in Horace Mann 186 at 1pm.

    ALL MEMBERS OF THE RIC COMMUNITY WITH EITHER NEW AND EXISTING PARKING PERMITS WILL BE INFORMED BY EMAIL WHEN TO COME TO POLICE TO RECEIVE THE NEW 1” EXPIRATION STICKERS  DATED JULY 31, 2018 TO BE PLACED NEXT TO THE PARKING PERMIT.

    All new students without an existing parking permit can now go online to IPARQ and apply for a parking permit. Just follow the link that appears on http://www.ric.edu/parking/  Once you receive the permit in the mail come to Campus Police at Browne Hall and obtain a validation sticker that will be good until July 2018. At the end of the process don’t forget to print your temporary permit which will be good until you receive your permanent permit in the mail.
    If you have any questions call Campus Police at 456-8201.