New learning opportunity from the Telfair Museum offers wide-ranging look at the legacy of slavery in Savannah – News – DoSavannah

Noble Horvath

Starting Oct. 8, the Telfair Museums will be presenting a learning opportunity unlike any other.

The museums will be hosting 12 of the nation’s top scholars in African-American studies in a series of virtual lectures through Zoom, which are free to the public. The lectures will feature question and answer sessions with the authors as well.

“This quite ambitious project will last a whole year. It will be filled with lectures, books and of course artwork. This is all a part of the ’Legacy of Slavery in Savannah Initiative.’ As we all know when it comes to the subject of slavery, we have only scratched the surface of history,” Shannon Browning-Mullis, Curator of History and Decorative Arts for Telfair Museums said.

“In some ways, these are things people did not know (about the subject), but, in some ways, these are things people did not want to talk about. We are

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A dino-mighty experience: Gillette Stadium adds dates to drive-thru Jurassic Quest event – News – The Herald News, Fall River, MA

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This year has been such an anomaly, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if dinosaurs suddenly started roaming the earth again. That’s sort of what’s happening in Foxborough over the next three weeks, if you are willing to suspend disbelief.

FOXBOROUGH — This year has been such an anomaly, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising if dinosaurs suddenly started roaming the earth again.

That’s sort of what’s happening in Foxborough over the next three weeks, if you are willing to suspend disbelief for an hour or so.

Now running Wednesday through Sunday until Sept. 27, visitors to Gillette Stadium can drive among a herd of dinosaurs haling from the Cretaceous, Jurassic and Triassic Periods. Dinosaurs can be seen grazing on the property across Rte. 1 from Gillette Stadium, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex, a Velociraptor and a Brontosaurus. Tours began on Sept. 4.

It is all part of the Jurassic Quest drive-thru experience

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Top Retail News: Holiday Spending Looks Flat

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In today’s top retail news, holiday spending is expected to be flat this year, Bed Bath & Beyond rolls out same-day delivery and Target goes up against Amazon Prime Day with “Deal Days.” Also, J2 Global has agreed to buy RetailMeNot.

Q4 Outlook: Consumer Mindset Is The Wild Card

It’s fairly well accepted that holiday spending levels will be flat compared to 2019 — which, in the middle of a pandemic, is nothing short of miraculous. And the digital-first economy will drive the difference between success and failure for many retailers. But these are the easy points. What’s not so easy is to predict the nuances — and that’s where the next two weeks will fill in the blanks when it comes to planning for Q4 2020. The first nuance concerns exactly how much consumers will spend. Most predictions, as stated, show a

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Mankato Children’s Museum reopening this week | Local News

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The Free Press

MANKATO — The Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota is set to reopen Thursday after closing its doors more than six months ago to avoid an outbreak of the coronavirus among patrons and museum staff.

When the museum’s doors at 224 Lamm St., unlock to admit the public at 9 a.m. Thursday, several changes will be in place, including a reduction in hours.

The museum’s new schedule is 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Following state and federal guidelines, the museum will be operating at 25% capacity, which translates to 132 guests at any given time. When the limit is reached, additional guests will be asked to wait until space opens up.

Signs will be posted indicating which doors are to be used as entrances and exits. Visitors will be required to wash their hands when

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Cunard Queen Elizabeth’s 2021 Cruises Now Available For Booking – Cruise Industry News

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Cunard Line has announced a resumption of Queen Elizabeth cruises starting from March 26, 2021, according to a press release.

The first few sailings will be shorter, three- and four-nights, and depart from Southampton, featuring the British Isles.

The ship will sail three- to 14-day cruises around Europe for the season before heading to Asia and Australia.

There is also a return to Mediterranean fly-cruising from Barcelona.

Cunard president, Simon Palethorpe, said: “We are thrilled to announce such a broad new program for Queen Elizabeth, with sailings from Southampton and, later in 2021, from Barcelona.

“For her first few sailings, we are introducing new, shorter scenic voyages that will sail along some of the UK’s most magnificent coastlines, from the Isles of Scilly, off Cornwall to Scotland’s Inner Hebrides.  

“And, for the first time since 2014, Queen Elizabeth will also be sailing a series of fly-cruises in the Mediterranean, departing

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Japanese Court Opens Government and TEPCO to Further Fukushima Claims | World News

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TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese appeal court on Wednesday ruled that the state and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) could have taken steps to prevent the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster and are therefore liable for compensation claims.

The ruling by the Sendai High Court, which upholds a lower court decision, means the government and TEPCO must pay 1.01 billion yen ($9.6 million) to 3,550 plaintiffs forced to flee their homes after a magnitude 9 earthquake triggered a tsunami that devastated the country’s northeast and crippled the Fukushima nuclear plant, public broadcaster NHK reported.

The ruling could open up the government to further damage claims because thousands of other residents evacuated as reactors at the coastal power station overheated and released a radioactive cloud. While some people have returned home, areas close to the plant are still off limits.

The court said that the government could have taken measures to

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Lesser-known Davis left frustrated by R.I. rental assistance red tape – News –

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WEST WARWICK — Breanna Davis began calling the governor’s office months before the coronavirus pandemic began about her problems finding an apartment.

Eight months later, Davis says she has placed 116 calls to the governor’s office.

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“There was already a housing issue in Rhode Island before the virus,” Davis says.

The pandemic has only exacerbated Davis’s difficulties — and her frustration. She has tried without success, she says, to get assistance through state-coordinated programs to help Rhode Islanders facing eviction during the health crisis.

She’s called the United Way’s 211 line 37 times and doesn’t hear back, or gets caught in a loop of transferred calls. The application list

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Pets Helped People Cope During Pandemic Lockdown: Study | Health News

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By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter


WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Pets helped many people cope with the mental stress of being locked down during the coronavirus pandemic, a new study finds.

It included 6,000 people in Britain who were under lockdown between March 23 and June 1. About 90% had at least one pet.

Of those, more than 90% said their pet helped them cope emotionally with the lockdown and 96% said their pet helped keep them fit and active.

“Findings from this study also demonstrated potential links between people’s mental health and the emotional bonds they form with their pets: measures of the strength of the human-animal bond were higher among people who reported lower scores for mental health-related outcomes at baseline,” said lead author Elena Ratschen, a senior lecturer in health services research at the University of York in England.

The most common pets were

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