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Volley, l?Italia batte anche la Rep. Dominicana: è alle finali

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Volley, l?Italia batte anche la Rep. Dominicana: è alle finali

- L’Italia si assicura un posto nel gotha della pallavolo femminile, staccando il pass per le final six di Nanjing (Cina) che si disputeranno dal 2 al 6 agosto. Lo fa con una giornata di anticipo inanellando la sesta vittoria consecutiva contro la Repubblica Dominicana. Un 3-0 (25-20, 25-22, 25-15) secco in una sorta di scontro diretto, dove le azzurre non hanno lasciato nulla alle avversarie
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Paterson developer donating $50,000 to Peruvian and Dominican parades

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Paterson developer donating $50,000 to Peruvian and Dominican parades

- Prominent real estate developer Charles Florio is donating $50,000 to both the Peruvian and the Dominican parades. Each group will get $25,000, said the developer on Monday afternoon. Both groups have been groaning about the ever-increasing public safety and clean-up costs the city has been charging them. Mario Lopez, president of the Peruvian parade, seriously considered ending his parade in Clifton due to the thousands of dollars his group has to pay for police and clean-up expenses to the municipal government
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Manifestantes pedem expulsão da Odebrecht na República Dominicana

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Manifestantes pedem expulsão da Odebrecht na República Dominicana

- Milhares de dominicanos protestaram neste domingo (16) contra a corrupção e para exigir o processamento do presidente Danilo Medina por obstrução da Justiça no caso do pagamento de propinas pela Odebrecht. Os manifestantes se reuniram como uma grande massa, que se via do alto de Santo Domingo como uma grande mancha verde. Moradores da região onde passou o ato davam seu apoio agitando objetos com a mesma cor
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Milhares protestam contra a Odebrecht na República Dominicana

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Milhares protestam contra a Odebrecht na República Dominicana

- SANTO DOMINGO - Milhares de pessoas marcharam neste domingo na República Dominicana até o Congresso para exigir a prisão dos envolvidos nos subornos milionários pagos pela companhia brasileira Odebrecht. Os manifestantes desejam também que a empresa seja impedida de operar no país. A forte presença no ato é uma mostra de que a sociedade "está dizendo não à impunidade e à corrupção", afirmou o ativista Juan Comprés
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Técnica nuclear ayuda a la República Dominicana a erradicar plaga de insectos - Diario Co Latino

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Técnica nuclear ayuda a la República Dominicana a erradicar plaga de insectos - Diario Co Latino

- Técnica nuclear ayuda a la República Dominicana a erradicar plaga de insectos Santo Domingo/Internacionales/IAEA. La República Dominicana ha erradicado una importante plaga agrícola, la mosca mediterránea de la fruta, utilizando para ello una técnica nuclear con el apoyo del Organismo Internacional de Energía Atómica (OIEA). El país caribeño declaró oficialmente, en una ceremonia celebrada en la capital, Santo Domingo, que está libre del insecto, dos años después de que un brote provocara daños considerables a su industria agrícola
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Blue Jays sign 16-year-old Brazilian pitcher Pardinho,

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Blue Jays sign 16-year-old Brazilian pitcher Pardinho,

- SAO PAULO — A 16-year-old Brazilian right-hander with a 94 mph fastball agreed on Thursday to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Eric Pardinho, No. 5 on MLB.com’s list of 30 international amateur prospects, made the announcement alongside Blue Jays assistant general manager Andrew Tinnish. The 5-foot, 8-inch Pardinho has been scouted by the Blue Jays he was 14 and will report to the team’s complex in the Dominican Republic
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Rafael Devers added to All-Star Futures team

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Rafael Devers added to All-Star Futures team

- Rafael Devers' call-up to the majors may not be imminent just yet, but he's certainly on his way. The Red Sox' most-talked-about minor league prospect is having quite a year, and it's being noticed. Already named an Eastern League All-Star yesterday, the 20-year-old third baseman of the future was selected to play in the Futures Game. The Dominican Republic native will play for the World Team on July 9 in Miami
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Red Sox beat Angels on Papi's big night

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Red Sox beat Angels on Papi's big night

- BOSTON — Hanley Ramirez and Sandy Leon hit two-run homers and the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Friday to cap a night in which David Ortiz's number became the latest retired at Fenway Park. It was the 250th career home run for Ramirez, a good friend of Ortiz who was also born in the Dominican Republic
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Openings slated Tuesday in district attorney's bribery trial

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Openings slated Tuesday in district attorney's bribery trial

- PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday morning in the federal bribery trial of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. Jurors were selected Monday for the trial of the two-term Democrat, who's accused of taking bribes worth tens of thousands of dollars in exchange for legal favors. Prosecutors allege Williams accepted gifts such as an all-inclusive vacation to the Dominican Republic, a couch and a Jaguar convertible from two business owners between 2010 and 2015
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Venezuela loses 2018 Caribbean baseball tournament amid protests

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Venezuela loses 2018 Caribbean baseball tournament amid protests

- CARACAS: The 2018 Caribbean Series baseball tournament, originally slated to be held in Venezuela, has been relocated to Mexico, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation said, amid a wave of violent protests in the South American country. The confederation did not specify why the tournament, which brings together the champions of professional winter leagues from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Mexico, will not be held in Venezuela
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Could more Central American countries follow Panama in ditching Taiwan?

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Could more Central American countries follow Panama in ditching Taiwan?

- MONTEVIDEO: Panama's diplomatic abandonment of Taiwan to start ties with China could ripple through other countries in Central America and the Caribbean that still support Taipei, experts say, reflecting Beijing's growing economic might. "I think Dominican Republic and Nicaragua will soon follow," Mexico's former ambassador to China, Jorge Guajardo, tweeted soon after the joint Panama-China statement. He also held out the possibility of the Vatican following suit
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What this graduate, first in her family to go to college, learned on her path to success

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What this graduate, first in her family to go to college, learned on her path to success

- On Monday morning, Barbara Jimenez-Soriano will stand in front of her Chicago high school graduating class and deliver a speech that begins with this sentence: "Throughout the years, I've realized the obstacles aren't always the enemy." It's a wise sentence filled with words that not so many years ago would have sounded to her like gibberish. Jimenez-Soriano, who is 17, left the Dominican Republic when she was in fifth grade, settling for a few months in New York before she and her mother landed in Chicago
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Men arrived at Boston Logan on JetBlue flight with 7 kilos of cocaine, prosecutors say

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Men arrived at Boston Logan on JetBlue flight with 7 kilos of cocaine, prosecutors say

- When Juan Luis Perez Garcia and Juan Artiles Taveras arrived in Boston on a JetBlue flight from the Dominican Republic, their luggage contained nearly seven kilos of cocaine, prosecutors allege. Garcia, a 44-year-old Dominican national residing in the Bronx, and Taveras, a 43-year-old from New Jersey, were arrested Friday in Attleboro and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. A cooperating witness worked with federal investigators to identify members of a narcotics organization based in the Dominican Republic
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2 men charged with trafficking cocaine into Boston

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2 men charged with trafficking cocaine into Boston

- The U.S. Attorney's office says Juan Luis Perez Garcia, of the Bronx, New York, and Juan Artiles Taveras, of Lakewood, New Jersey, were arrested Friday in Attleboro and charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Authorities say federal agents intercepted a suitcase after it arrived in Boston from the Dominican Republic on a JetBlue Airways flight. They say the suitcase tested positive for cocaine
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Florida cop snared in N.J.-linked gun trafficking, feds say

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Florida cop snared in N.J.-linked gun trafficking, feds say

- MIAMI -- An officer with the Miami-Dade Police Department is the latest charged following an investigation by federal authorities in New Jersey and Florida into the trafficking of guns from the U.S. into the Dominican Republic. Michael Freshko, 48, made his first appearance Tuesday before a federal magistrate judge in Miami on a charge of conspiring to unlawfully export firearms from the United States, according to a statement from federal prosecutors in Florida
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Latin Singer Prince Royce Gears Up for Summer Tour

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Latin Singer Prince Royce Gears Up for Summer Tour

- NEW YORK — Latin pop star Prince Royce will tour 21 U.S. cities this summer to showcase his new music, which he says has a bit of a new twist. Known for his Dominican bachata hits, Royce released his fifth studio album, "FIVE," in February, collaborating with musicians Chris Brown, Zendaya and Shakira. Bachata is a style of romantic music originating in the Dominican Republic
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Brit tourists trapped in holiday hell after flooding hits luxury 5-star resort

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Brit tourists trapped in holiday hell after flooding hits luxury 5-star resort

- BRIT tourists were trapped in holiday hell after flooding hit their luxury 5-star resort in the Dominican Republic. Heavy rain left hundreds of British holidaymakers stranded yesterday at the Thomson Sensatori in Punta Cana. Guests described how dirty water surged through the Caribbean holiday spot overnight and the electricity failed. Staff desperately tried to stop water getting into rooms by using towels
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  • Blue Jays sign 16-year-old Brazilian pitcher Pardinho,
    Blue Jays sign 16-year-old Brazilian pitcher Pardinho,

    , torontosun.com

    SAO PAULO — A 16-year-old Brazilian right-hander with a 94 mph fastball agreed on Thursday to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays. Eric Pardinho, No. 5 on MLB.com’s list of 30 international amateur prospects, made the announcement alongside Blue Jays assistant general manager Andrew Tinnish. The 5-foot, 8-inch Pardinho has been scouted by the Blue Jays he was 14 and will report to the team’s complex in the Dominican Republic
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Politics & Government

  • Dominican paper apologizes for using Alec Baldwin photo for Trump
    Dominican paper apologizes for using Alec Baldwin photo for Trump

    , bostonglobe.com

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation — just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after mistakenly running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the U.S. president on ‘‘Saturday Night Live’’ instead of Trump himself. Accompanying an article in its Friday edition headlined in Spanish: ‘‘Trump says settlements in Israel don’t
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Sports

  • US men’s basketball team begins 2020 Olympic road in Uruguay
    US men’s basketball team begins 2020 Olympic road in Uruguay

    , indianexpress.com

    The U.S. men’s basketball team will begin the long road to the 2020 Olympics when it opens FIBA AmeriCup 2017 preliminary-round play in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Americans were drawn into Group C on Thursday along with host Uruguay, Panama and the Dominican Republic. The semifinals and finals of the 12-team tournament for teams in the Americas will be Sept. 2-3 in Cordoba, Argentina
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Business

  • Trump crackdown has US Latinos too scared to spend
    Trump crackdown has US Latinos too scared to spend

    , cnbc.com

    Before Donald Trump was elected US president, Eulalio Vasquez was doing a good job of living the American dream. A native of the Dominican Republic, he arrived in New York aged 18, worked in a supermarket, a Nabisco factory and ultimately found a commercial niche lifting the spirits of his fellow immigrants in the south Bronx. He began as a clown, performing at children's birthday celebrations at weekends
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Health

  • Former Cardinals slugger Pedro Guerrero fighting for his life after stroke
    Former Cardinals slugger Pedro Guerrero fighting for his life after stroke

    , stltoday.com

    Former World Series MVP Pedro Guerrero had a stroke and is recovering in a hospital in New York, according to his wife. Roxanna Jimenez said her 60-year-old husband was taken to a hospital Monday. She said doctors initially declared him brain dead but a second opinion confirmed he was comatose. He was transferred to Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. "It was his second massive stroke," Jimenez said Tuesday by phone from New York to the radio show "Grandes en los Deportes" in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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Family & Parenting

  • 'Holiday from hell' - family claim ‘Fawlty Towers’ trip to Dominican Republic left them ill and bed bound
    'Holiday from hell' - family claim ‘Fawlty Towers’ trip to Dominican Republic left them ill and bed bound

    , manchestereveningnews.co.uk

    A father who saved for two years to take his family on a dream holiday claims the ‘Fawlty Towers’ trip left them ill and bed bound. Paul Hawkins, from Bury, said his partner and two daughters were struck down with sickness and diarrhoea and confined in a dirty room after eating under-cooked food in their hotel during a stay in the Dominican Republic
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Society & Culture

  • Venezuela loses 2018 Caribbean baseball tournament amid protests
    Venezuela loses 2018 Caribbean baseball tournament amid protests

    , channelnewsasia.com

    CARACAS: The 2018 Caribbean Series baseball tournament, originally slated to be held in Venezuela, has been relocated to Mexico, the Caribbean Professional Baseball Confederation said, amid a wave of violent protests in the South American country. The confederation did not specify why the tournament, which brings together the champions of professional winter leagues from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Puerto Rico and Mexico, will not be held in Venezuela
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Entertainment & Arts

  • Latin Singer Prince Royce Gears Up for Summer Tour
    Latin Singer Prince Royce Gears Up for Summer Tour

    , voanews.com

    NEW YORK — Latin pop star Prince Royce will tour 21 U.S. cities this summer to showcase his new music, which he says has a bit of a new twist. Known for his Dominican bachata hits, Royce released his fifth studio album, "FIVE," in February, collaborating with musicians Chris Brown, Zendaya and Shakira. Bachata is a style of romantic music originating in the Dominican Republic
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    Categories: Life & Style |  Entertainment & Arts | 
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Education

  • What this graduate, first in her family to go to college, learned on her path to success
    What this graduate, first in her family to go to college, learned on her path to success

    , chicagotribune.com

    On Monday morning, Barbara Jimenez-Soriano will stand in front of her Chicago high school graduating class and deliver a speech that begins with this sentence: "Throughout the years, I've realized the obstacles aren't always the enemy." It's a wise sentence filled with words that not so many years ago would have sounded to her like gibberish. Jimenez-Soriano, who is 17, left the Dominican Republic when she was in fifth grade, settling for a few months in New York before she and her mother landed in Chicago
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Travel & Recreation

  • Newer hotels poaching trained workers - Caribbean Association concerned
    Newer hotels poaching trained workers - Caribbean Association concerned

    , jamaica-gleaner.com

    The Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) has expressed concern about poaching in the hospitality sector where newer hotels are luring away trained and experienced staff of established properties. It’s warning that such a practice could affect the customer service rating across the region. Since the influx of Spanish owned properties in Caribbean territories such as Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and more recently St Lucia, several of the established properties
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Life & Style

  • Victoria Santana, Adam Goldstein
    Victoria Santana, Adam Goldstein

    , nytimes.com

    Victoria Gabriela Santana and Adam Sigmon Goldstein were married March 25 at their home in Manhattan. Rabbi Michael Ehrlich officiated. On March 18, the couple took part in a religious ceremony at Los Establos Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic that incorporated Jewish wedding traditions. Rabbi Ehrlich led the ceremony. Mrs. Goldstein, 28, is a client partner in the Manhattan office of Facebook, focused on publisher sales
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Law & Crime

Media & Information

  • Dominican journalists shot dead mid-broadcast
    Dominican journalists shot dead mid-broadcast

    , straitstimes.com

    SANTO DOMINGO (AFP) - Two journalists were shot dead during a live radio broadcast in the Dominican Republic, police and media said. Unidentified attackers burst into the 103.5 FM studio as presenter Luis Manuel Medina was reading the news on air on Tuesday (Feb 14) and shot him dead, station employees were quoted as saying by local media. Moments before that the station's director Leonidas Martinez was killed in his
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Science & Nature

  • Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant
    Greenhouse gas effect caused by mangrove forest conversion is quite significant

    , phys.org

    Clear-cutting of tropical mangrove forests to create shrimp ponds and cattle pastures contributes significantly to the greenhouse gas effect, one of the leading causes of global warming, new research suggests. A seven-year study, led by Oregon State University and the Center for International Forestry Research, spanned five countries across the topics from Indonesia to the Dominican Republic. The researchers concluded that mangrove conversion to agricultural uses resulted in a land-use carbon footprint of 1,440 pounds of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere for the production of every pound of beef; and 1,603 pounds of released carbon dioxide for every pound of shrimp
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