hasbro http://ripr.org en Providence Hosts 12th Annual National Scrabble Championships http://ripr.org/post/providence-hosts-12th-annual-national-scrabble-championships <p>The 12<sup>th</sup> annual National School Scrabble Championship will be hosted by Hasbro, Inc. on Saturday in Providence.</p><p></p><p>Over one hundred students between the fourth and eighth grades from the U.S. and Canada will compete against each other in teams of two. Hasbro’s Karen Davis says the tournament will have many educational benefits for children.</p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 13:39:05 +0000 Ben Bryant 32623 at http://ripr.org Providence Hosts 12th Annual National Scrabble Championships Hasbro Adds New Word To Official Scrabble Dictionary http://ripr.org/post/hasbro-adds-new-word-official-scrabble-dictionary <p>Scrabble fans have voted and there is a new word to play for points. Starting Sunday “geocache” will count as a word and be included in the official Merriam Webster Scrabble Dictionary. Geocache, spelled G-E-O-C-A-C-H-E, is a verb meaning to find items in a treasure hunt using a GPS. Hasbro spokesperson Shawn Rowan said 'geocache' beat out 15 other nominated words.</p><p></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:45:37 +0000 Catherine Welch 31902 at http://ripr.org Hasbro Adds New Word To Official Scrabble Dictionary URI: University in RI or University of RI? http://ripr.org/post/uri-university-ri-or-university-ri <p>Even President Obama is talking about rising college tuitions as students return to campus. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay&nbsp; talks about what this all means for our flagship public university, the University of Rhode Island.</p><p>The days are getting shorter, the breezes off our cobalt coastline are cooler. The rhythms of fall return. In our cozy corner of New England, a timeless harbinger of the season is students thronging college campuses.</p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 19:04:30 +0000 Scott MacKay 20553 at http://ripr.org Thursday, February 7, 2013 http://ripr.org/post/thursday-february-7-2013 <p>Winter Storm Nemo is heading our way.&nbsp; Making sure veterans have what they need as they return to civilian life.&nbsp; These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p><br>Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you.&nbsp; <a href="mailto:news@ripr.org?subject=Comment%20on%20podcast%20for%20February%207%202013">news@ripr.org</a><br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 14:32:01 +0000 Lydia Rogers 9948 at http://ripr.org Thursday, February 7, 2013 Monopoly: the cat wins by more than a whisker http://ripr.org/post/monopoly-cat-wins-more-whisker <p></p><p>Monopoly has a new token. Fans of the board game say it’s a purr-fect addition to the classic game. (Sorry).</p><p> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:25:10 +0000 Bradley Campbell 9906 at http://ripr.org Monopoly: the cat wins by more than a whisker Hasbro to cut 10% of workforce, consolidate facilities http://ripr.org/post/hasbro-cut-10-workforce-consolidate-facilities <p>Pawtucket-based toy maker Hasbro says it will lay off about 10 percent of its workforce and consolidate some facilities to offset lower than expected revenue growth.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:40:32 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 9231 at http://ripr.org Hasbro to cut 10% of workforce, consolidate facilities