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'Pioneer in Her Field' Dies Delivering Twins

(Newser) – Julia Roman came to the US from the Dominican Republic when she was 16, joined a program that helps women get jobs in male-dominated industries, and ended up making history: She was the first female elevator and escalator mechanic for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority. But

NEWSER - 2017-11-22 02:34:04

Fall Report: Michigan

Michigan might've had an unorthodox fall at exactly the right time. As with their Big Ten counterparts at Iowa, the Wolverines didn't spend the entire fall in Ann Arbor, Mich. Instead, coach Erik Bakich and his club hit the airways and traveled to the Dominican Republic, where they were immersed int

D1BASEBALL.COM - 2017-11-21 17:44:09

Regional Overview: Impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria

Disclaimer: This report aims to provide an overview of the impact of the hurricanes Irma and Maria in the Caribbean. For the purposes of this report, the focus is limited to the following seven countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Sint Maarten, and

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-21 18:21:00

Braves' penalties expected to be severe, could be announced on Tuesday

Jeff Morris The hammer is expected to fall on the Atlanta Braves either Tuesday or Wednesday and the punishment will reportedly be severe. MLB.com's Mark Bowman and others have reported that Atlanta is expected to lose many of the international prospects that it has signed over the last two years.

TALKING CHOP - 2017-11-21 16:10:40

Dominican Republic: A Vacation Destination Fit for the Whole Family

SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Whether you're traveling with toddlers or teens, Dominican Republic is an idyllic Caribbean destination for an unforgettable family vacation, offering adventures suited to travelers across generations. "Dominican Republic is the pe

GLOBENEWSWIRE.COM - 2017-11-21 22:30:00

Rebuilding the Caribbean will be pricey, but some are actually vying to finance its recovery

November 20 marked the end of the Atlantic hurricane season, but for the Caribbean, it's only the beginning of a painful recovery process. In early September, Hurricane Irma largely destroyed Barbuda and several neighboring Lesser Antilles islands. Two weeks later, Maria took a final fatal stab at

THE CONVERSATION - 2017-11-21 23:59:59

People are furious with Trump's decision to end temporary protection for Haitians

When news spread Monday that the Trump administration decided to end a program that gives temporary protected status, or TPS, to Haitians displaced by a 2010 earthquake, social media erupted in anger. About 59,000 Haitians live and work in the U.S. under the program - once it ends, it will force tho

MASHABLE - 2017-11-21 03:03:14

UConn Health Doc Gives Back to His Hurricane-Ravaged Homeland

UConn Health's Dr. Hynes Birmingham, right, and a colleague work with a patient in Dominica after Hurricane Maria. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Birmingham) UConn Health emergency medicine physician Dr. Hynes Birmingham returned for two weeks this fall to his native island of Dominica to provide much-neede

UCONN.EDU - 2017-11-21 12:26:13

Puerto Rico recovery takes hold slowly across island's resorts

A thief recently broke into the office of Sidney Wolf, tournament chairman for the Puerto Rico Open, and stole the generator Wolf recently had installed. Rather than report the crime, Wolf wished the culprit well. "They probably needed it more than I did," Wolf said. These aren't normal times in Pue

GOLFWEEK - 2017-11-21 22:11:56

MLB To Meet With Braves Players On Tuesday

Major League Baseball has informed several Braves prospects that they will meet with them on Tuesday afternoon, according to multiple sources. The players will either meet with league officials in person in the Dominican Republic or be informed of what's happening by phone. MLB has been investigatin

BASEBALL AMERICA - 2017-11-21 02:24:30

Institutionalizing Protection in Disaster Risk Reduction: A case study from the Dominican Republic

Due to its geographical location, the Dominican Republic is highly prone to the impacts of natural hazards, which, in combination with the existing underlying factors of widespread inequality and impoverishment, result all too often in disaster. As a consequence, the country is faced with large scal

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-21 05:21:00

Are the Colorado Rockies up to something?

On Tuesday the Colorado Rockies traded right-handed pitcher Konner Wade to the Baltimore Orioles for international money, that according to FanRag Sports. What the Rockies traded Wade for may be more notable than it seems. The soon-to-be 26-year-old spent the entire 2017 season with Double-A Hartfor

BSNDENVER.COM - 2017-11-21 08:00:00

Braves ruling shows MLB taking international signing practices more seriously

The Atlanta Braves got hit hard Tuesday. Major League Baseball handed down punishments to the organization following its investigation of former general manager John Coppolella's mishandling of the international player market. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred delivered harsh penalties to the organi

YAHOO SPORTS - 2017-11-21 21:03:24

Jazz in Dominican Republic focuses on Brazil

Romero Lubambo (seated, left), George Garzone, Sean Jones and Marco Pignataro perform at the 2017 Dominican Republic Jazz Festival. Photo provided by Laurent Ross. PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic - The Dominican Republic Jazz Festival continued here on November 3 with an open-air concert in Indepen

PEOPLESWORLD.ORG - 2017-11-20 10:34:20

Jamaica ready to witness Global Sustainable Tourism Conference

The Minister of Tourism, Edmund Bartlett is ready to welcome the Global Conference on Sustainable Tourism that would be taking place for the 27th to 29th November, 2017 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre (MBCC). The registration for the UNWTO, Government of Jamaica, World Bank Group and Inter-Amer

TRAVELANDTOURWORLD.COM - 2017-11-20 08:01:51

Puerto Plata to Host First-Ever Dominican Rum Festival

The Dominican Republic has long been one of the centers of Caribbean rummaking, and now it will soon have a festival worthy of that heritage. The "Dominican Rum Festival" is coming to Puerto Plata, which will play host to a festival aimed at exclusively promoting the products of Dominican rum houses

CARIBJOURNAL.COM - 2017-11-20 15:35:49

The Real Reason Purple Isn't Used on Many National Flags

Pop quiz time! There are 196 countries in the world today. How many of their national flags have the color purple featured somewhere on them? We're waiting... If you answered "3," we gotta say that we are REALLY impressed! Pat yourself on the back for being the flag-identifying virtuoso that you are

TIP HERO - 2017-11-20 15:10:10

A Life Of Luxury! The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande In Playa Grande, Dominican Republic

Looking to escape reality for a bit? Looking for a luxurious spot to do it? Well, look no further! Today we get a look at a stunning retreat known as The Balaji Palace at Playa Grande In Playa Grande, Dominican Republic. This beautiful location features room for 34, doing so with 17 bedrooms and 17

STUPIDDOPE.COM - 2017-11-20 08:16:43

This South Florida volleyball powerhouse won another national title

At the end, after winning their second consecutive junior college national title, there were tears everywhere. There were tears of joy for the Miami Dade College women's volleyball team ... But there were also tears of regret. "We were sad for the sophomores because this is our last year together,"

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-11-20 19:33:00

Yankees Protect Six Prospects From Rule 5 Draft

The New York Yankees announced that they have added six prospects to their 40-man roster, protecting them from the annual Rule 5 draft. The prospects protected were infielders Gleyber Torres and Thairo Estrada, outfielder Billy McKinney and right-handed pitchers Domingo Acevedo, Jonathan Loaisiga an

PINSTRIPEDPROSPECTS.COM - 2017-11-20 08:00:00