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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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World Happiness Day report says Americans are not very happy

But much of Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand are.
Editors: John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs

Image result for why are Americans sadThe first World Happiness Report was published in April, 2012, in support of the UN High Level Meeting on happiness and well-being. 

Since then the world has come a long way. Increasingly, happiness is considered to be the proper measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. In June 2016 the OECD committed itself “to redefine the growth narrative to put people’s well-being at the center of governments’ efforts”. In February 2017, the United Arab Emirates held a full-day World Happiness meeting, as part of the World Government Summit. 

Now on World Happiness Day, March 20th, we launch the World Happiness Report 2017, once again back at the United Nations, again published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and now supported by a generous three-year grant from the Ernesto Illy Foundation. 

Some highlights are as follows.

At the Mystic Aquarium

Mystic Aquarium 860.572.5955

Upcoming Events

Pancakes with Penguins
Meet one of our African penguins as you enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in the Main Gallery.
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Reading Day
Hear stories throughout the Main Gallery and Exploration: Wild! about the sea and beyond.
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Spirit Week
Celebrate what makes Mystic great with live entertainment, hands-on fun and monster machines!
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Breakast with Easter Bunny
Kick off Easter weekend with breakfast in the Main Gallery and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.
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Nature Play
Join us in the Sea School Green and build a boat using items scavenged from the Green.
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Volunteer Open House
Tour the Aquarium with a current volunteer and learn about different opportunities available.
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Mystic Aquarium | 55 Coogan Boulevard | 860.572.5955

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PRIVACY: Victory at last for the GOP. Too bad about your privacy

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South County Hospital and URI sign a deal

Collaboration to help improve health care in South County

Citing their shared vision to improve population health, the University of Rhode Island and South County Health, a nonprofit health care provider based in South Kingstown, have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance education for health professionals and advance the well-being of local communities.
“The University’s academically robust programs related to health and health care make it a uniquely qualified partner for South County Health, as we work to advance our common goals of educating highly skilled health care professionals and improving the health of the communities where we live and work,” said Bryan Blissmer, acting director of URI’s Institute for Integrated Health and Innovation.
In 2016, URI created the Academic Health Collaborative — comprising the Colleges of Health Sciences, Nursing and Pharmacy — to further innovation across disciplines in the rapidly changing landscape of population health and health care.

RussiaGate cover-up under way

Trump minion shuts down public hearings as White House panics
By Gracie Lou 

If Trump had nothing to hide, House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes would not be the source of yet another disaster in the Trump-Russia controversy.

Bigly problems erupted in the Trump White House on Monday, when FBI director James Comey publicly confirmed that the Trump campaign had been under investigation since last July for potentially criminal acts and collusion with a foreign power, which is less alarming way to say that Trump & Co. might be guilty of treason.

The New York Times highlighted Comey’s comments at the hearing:
The F.B.I., as part of our counterintelligence effort, is investigating the Russian government’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 president election,” he continued, adding that the investigation included looking at whether associates of Mr. Trump were in contact with Russian officials, and whether they colluded with them.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

VIDEO: We have no real government

Let’s not make it worse by confirmed Trump’s pick for Supreme Court

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a “governing party.”

“We were a 10-year opposition party, where being against things was easy to do,” said Ryan. “You just had to be against it. Now, in three months’ time, we tried to go to a governing party where we actually had to get 216 people to agree with each other on how we do things.” 

It was, he said, “the growing pains of government.”


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(formerly the East Farm Spring Festival)

Saturday, May 6th 2017 from 9AM - 1PM

URI Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Parking Lot

URI Cooperative Extension hosts the East Farm Spring Festival annually to highlight the work of the URI Master Gardener Program and the research and Cooperative Extension activities at the farm. The event draws an estimated 3,000 visitors annually, and is growing.

Due to space restrictions at East Farm and the overwhelming success of the event over the past 15 years, the URI Spring Festival will be held on the main campus this year. Please plan to join us for plant sales, music, food, interactive family activities, free soil pH testing and more in the
URI Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts commuter lot.

URI Extension Outreach Center, 3 East Alumni Avenue, Kingston, RI 02881