How Luis Robert landed on White Sox's radar when he was 15 years old: 'There's a guy down here, he's got a chance to be special'
CHICAGO — Marco Paddy remembers having multiple conversations with Chicago White Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, executive vice president Kenny Williams and general manager Rick Hahn about Luis Robert.“The very first time I saw him was in Chihuahua, Mexico, at a world tournament and immediately got excited just because of the athletic ability, the size, the ability to play center field,” Paddy said Thursday during a conference call. “Even at an early stage in his career, as a 15-year-old … he showed you some ability that you normally don’t see.”Those abilities were on display throughout Robert’s...
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Wildfire on California-Nevada border kills 1, destroys more than 80 structuresOne person was killed and more than 80 structures, including dozens of homes, have been damaged or destroyed as yet another wildfire scorched more than 20,000 acres, this time on the California- Nevada border.The fire started Tuesday just after noon Pacific time, according to InciWeb, a fire-incident reporting agency.On Wednesday California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency for Mono County.More than 100 families had been displaced, and as of late Wednesday it had been just 20% contained, the Mono County...
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Hurricane Iota makes landfall in Nicaragua as a record-breaking Category 5 storm
Central America braced for its second major hurricane in as many weeks as Hurricane Iota, now a record-setting Category 5 storm, roared ashore in Nicaragua Monday night.The storm made landfall in nearly exactly the same place as Eta, a Category 4 hurricane that battered the area two weeks ago. Iota is forecast to bring catastrophic winds, life-threatening storm surge as high as 20 feet, and nearly two feet of rain to Central America.Eta’s death toll is 150 and still rising, including a Guatemalan village with dozens of residents that was wiped off the map by a devastating mudslide.Iota was mov...
Solidarity among Hondurans in wake of Hurricane Eta
Screenshot of the YouTube video of Noticias Telemundo of Honduran images, November 5, 2020When Hurricane Eta ravaged Central America, it hit an already severely battered region. What had sprung as a Category 4 hurricane soon turned into a tropical storm and as of November 9, 235 people have been reported dead due to floods, mudslides, and crumbling houses. The numbers, however, are being updated every day.In Honduras, 1.6 million people have been affected and thousands are in need of shelters. On the ground, people are feeling a “combination of anguish, indignation, and solidarity”, according ...
Mark Zeigler: U.S. men's national soccer team gets European infusion — finally
U.S. men’s national soccer coach Gregg Berhalter announced a 24-player roster Tuesday ahead of his team’s first games in more than nine months, friendlies on European soil later this month against Wales and Panama.Some of the planet’s biggest soccer clubs are represented: Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Chelsea, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund. Nineteen are 23 or younger. Fourteen are 20 or younger. Six are still teenagers.All are from overseas clubs.There is Christian Pulisic, who just shy of his 18th birthday became the youngest U.S. player to appear in the UEFA Champions League, the ...
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'I feel unsafe here.' For Miami's democratic socialists, Trump's attacks feel personal.
MIAMI — Though she intends to vote for Joe Biden in the presidential election, Natasha Esteves has recently joined various Miami-area, pro-Trump Facebook groups. Since June, she has also been receiving text and email updates from the Trump reelection campaign, to the tune of more than 10 messages per day.There’s a reason behind Esteves’ immersion in right-leaning digital spaces: She wants to stay up-to-date on the “anti-leftist, anti-socialist rhetoric” proliferating online.“I live in Hialeah and I obviously see a lot of Trump flags ( … ) but right now a lot of the conversation spaces happen t...
Soccer: Japan to play Panama in November friendly in Austria
Japan will play Panama in an international friendly on Nov. 13 in Graz, Austria, the Japan Football Association said Thursday.The Samurai Blue are also scheduled to take on Mexico on Nov. 17 in the same city as they face two qualifiers from the North, Central American and Caribbean region for the 2018 World Cup in the run-up to the Tokyo Olympics.Both matches will be played behind closed doors to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus."I want us to show persistence and tenacity out on the pitch and leave with a win," Japan manager Hajime Moriyasu said ahead of the match against Panama, wh...
ICE deports yet another Miami man accused of rape before he could stand trial
MIAMI — Immigration agents have deported another accused rapist before he could stand trial in Miami state court.The Miami Herald has confirmed that a man named Alcedis Ortiz, 42, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl, was deported to Colombia, even though he was still awaiting trial on two felony charges, one punishable by life in prison.He spent nearly five months in immigration custody before he was deported on Sept. 28, an ICE spokesman confirmed Friday.The deportation comes less than two months after U.S. authorities had to extradite another suspected rapist back from C...
Tigo Panama rebrands B2B units
12 Oct 2020Tigo Panama – which was known as Movistar until 27 August this year – has confirmed that it has rebranded its B2B units Telecarrier and Movistar Negocios as Tigo Business. The switchover took place on 25 September.In February 2019 European telecoms group Millicom International Cellular (MIC) agreed a USD1.65 billion takeover for 100% of Telefonica Moviles Panama, Telefonica de Costa Rica and Telefonia Celular de Nicaragua. The Panamanian component of the deal, which was valued at EUR573.0 million (USD650.1 million), closed in August 2019.TeleGeography notes that the Movistar takeove...
Łamanie praw osób LGBT w Egipcie, Rosji i Panamie
Egipska policja oraz Agencja Bezpieczeństwa Narodowego używają aplikacji randkowych do umawiania się na spotkania z osobami LGBT w celu ich aresztowania. Funkcjonariusze tworzą fałszywe profile, np. w aplikacji Grindr, dzięki którym spotykają się z gejami, lesbijkami, osobami biseksualnymi i transpłciowymi. Później osoby te trafiają do aresztów, gdzie są poniżane i torturowane. Aresztowania są arbitralne, a prześladowania systematyczne. Homoseksualizm nie jest nielegalny w Egipcie, jednak władze państwa stosują pochodzącą z lat 60. ustawę zwalczającą prostytucję, która zawiera klauzulę przeciw...