Panelists Examine Future of Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Latin America at Rockefeller Center Event | News

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Two professors discussed their upcoming book project on the future of anti-corruption initiatives in Latin America Tuesday at an online event with Harvard’s David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Ezequiel A. González-Ocantos, a professor at the University of Oxford, and Paula Muñoz, a professor at the Universidad del Pacífico in Peru, spoke about their upcoming book, which examines the effects of anti-corruption efforts — with a particular focus on the “Lava Jato” investigation in Brazil — on voter activity and political engagement. The event, titled “The Criminalization of Corruption in Latin America: Causes and Consequences of Lava Jato,” marks the latest installment in the center’s “Tuesday Seminar Series.”

González-Ocantos opened the virtual discussion by describing the historical context and academic objectives of their research for the book.

“Our interest in Lava Jato stems perhaps from a broader question: What is the best way to fight corruption?” González-Ocantos said.

González-Ocantos

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Trump to participate in town hall event on NBC Thursday instead of debate

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NBC News announced Wednesday that President Donald Trump would participate in a town hall-style event on Thursday — the day that he and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden were scheduled to have a debate prior to Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis.

NBC says the event, hosted by Today show anchor Savannah Guthrie, will take place in Miami with “a group of Florida voters.”

The network also said that it had received a statement from Dr. Clifford Lane, the Clinical Director at the National Institutes of Health, who said that both he and Dr. Anthony Fauci had cleared Trump to participate.

The records reportedly reviewed by Lane and Fauci included a PCR COVID-19 test. Lane said that he has a “high degree of confidence” that the president is “not shedding infectious virus.”

The one-hour event will begin at 8 p.m. ET Thursday.

Trump’s town hall will come the same day that Joe Biden

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Schwarzman Center hosts community dance event

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Today at 5 p.m., a Connecticut Dance Alliance event will encourage viewers to put work aside and get up and dance in front of their screens.

This event, hosted by the Yale Schwarzman Center, or YSC, is the second in the Connecticut Dance Alliance’s ongoing CT Dance Now! series. The one-hour session will feature a dance class with Dormeshia, YSC’s inaugural artist-in-residence in dance. It will include an introduction to the history of women in tap dance and a Q&A session led by YSC project coordinator Gabrielle Niederhoffer ’23. The community class is open and accessible to all, regardless of prior dance experience.

“I’ve always looked up to Dormeshia — she has really brought female tap dancers into the spotlight,” Niederhoffer said. “In the tap community, everyone knows Dormeshia. She’s so revered and honored. And now I think the general public is starting to fully recognize

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Bengtson Center All That Glows fall event continues through Friday

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – Do you plan your life based around neck or back pain? Do you struggle in pain until you can take another pill or get another injection in your back? Are you frustrated because it seems your doctor doesn’t seem to have any other options for relief? Are you scared you will never get rid of your pain?

Our expert in back and neck pain, dr miller, is here with patient, julie, to tell us about options you may have if you answered yes to those questions.

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Heated igloos, a gluten free event and vegan restaurant week headline food events – Food and Dining – providencejournal.com

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Woods Hill Pier 4, 300 Pier Four Blvd., Boston, (617) 999-0963, on the waterfront Seaport district, had added translucent heated igloos for patio dining for fall and winter. Yup, you read that right.

Each igloo can accommodate a maximum of 6 people and will have a set food and beverage minimum. The igloos can be reserved for up to two and a half hours starting at $450 for the food spend, based on day of the week and availability, to reserve it. Each igloo will be thoroughly cleaned, disinfected and sanitized after each use.

Guests can choose from a la carte regular menu items or a fixed price seasonal menu from chef Charlie Foster. All menu items will be the restaurant’s signature sustainable, nutrient dense cuisine and local ingredients. Guests can also expect seasonal cocktails and beverages that are hot. A bone broth cocktail will be on the

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37 People Test Positive For COVID-19 After Long Island Sweet Sixteen, County Executive Calls Party ‘A Superspreader Event’

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MILLER PLACE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Sweet Sixteen party on Long Island is now considered a superspreader event as it’s being blamed for dozens of positive coronavirus cases.

A total of 37 people — 28 students and nine adults — tested positive for COVID-19, and 270 people were instructed to self-quarantine.

“In Suffolk County, we have not seen an event like this before at any time throughout this pandemic. For Suffolk County, this was a superspreader event. This is the first time that the health department has taken enforcement action against a business,” Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said.

The venue, the Miller Place Inn, has been slapped with a $10,000 fine for violating COVID restrictions.

There were 81 guests indoors at the Sept. 25 party, CBS2’s Carolyn Gusoff reports. State regulations limit capacity to under 50 people.

The venue was also hit with an additional $2,000 fine for

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Beyond Wonderland Returns to NOS Event Center June 2021

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Beyond Wonderland Southern California has been moved to two days in June 2021 at NOS Event Center—and an additional racetrack area as previously planned. Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella announced the festival’s new dates and details in upbeat social media posts on Monday. He billed it as “New Stages, New Dates, and a whole lotta New Experience!”

The down the rabbit hole-themed festival traditionally takes place in March, which is when the coronavirus outbreak began. At the time, Rotella postponed the San Bernardino-based festival to June 19 and 20, 2020. But as the pandemic continued, Insomniac was forced to cancel it, as well as the company’s flagship festival Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas. Now Beyond Wonderland is opening a new chapter. It is not taking place in March this year, but rather on June 25 and 26—the old EDC dates. 

“I loved them for the energy of that out-of-school,

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Event center opens in Wellford, geared towards community enhancement

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WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina)- It was a celebration Monday evening in Wellford. Family, friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening and showcase of BASIC Training and Event Center.



a crowd of people in a room: (FOX Carolina / October 12, 2020) 


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(FOX Carolina / October 12, 2020) 


It’s a space for event rental, community support, family and business mentor-ship.

The owner, LaShaunna Thomas, says this is all about community involvement and community support. Well before she owned the place, events were held here by here and fellow business community members.

Although it’s a celebration of a vision and dream coming to pass, it’s one that brings remembrance of heartbreak. Her friend LaTonya Richards was killed across the street from event center a little over two years ago, due to domestic violence.

The concept for BASIC was is about everyone working together to achieve, boast of a thriving community, and becoming a resource for those in need.

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Safe Halloween Event Coming to Wicomico County

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SALISBURY, Md.- Wicomico County’s Recreation and Civic Center divisions have partnered up to develop The Great Glow Maze, a new Halloween event taking place at the Wicomico Civic Center on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31.

The Civic Center’s Normandy Arena will transform into a spooky (but not scary) glow maze for the weekend, complete with Halloween music and decor.

Attendees will navigate through the maze, searching for QR codes throughout.

Each QR code is a piece to a puzzle.

Those who can solve the puzzle at the end of the maze will win a prize.

Participants will receive a glow necklace (while supplies last).

Everyone is encouraged to wear costumes or dress in the Halloween spirit.

All ages are welcome.

The maze will include some obstacles, including stairs, as well as special effects lighting.

Attendees can choose to purchase a Fast Pass for $7 or a regular

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Spokane Arena, CenterPlace Event Center designated as ballot drop off locations for upcoming election

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SPOKANE, Wash. — The Spokane County Elections Office has designated the Spokane Arena and CenterPlace Regional Event Center as ballot drop off locations for the upcoming November election.

These two locations will only be available for drop off on certain days, which are listed below.

Spokane Arena – Main NE Entrance, 720 W Mallon Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

The Spokane Arena will be open in place of the Spokane County Elections Office on November 2 and 3 (Election Day).

  • Monday, November 2 – 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, November 3 – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

If you are planning to submit your ballot at the Spokane County Elections Office, you can do so up until October 30, anytime from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CenterPlace Regional Event

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