Tracy Schuhmacher Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 12:45 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 Under perfectly sunny skies and a gentle cooling breeze, Sunday afternoon's visitors to the Puerto Rican Festival clustered around a large tent in the middle of a parking lot at Frontier Field. The draw for the day was sanctioned boxing matches, held in collaboration with the Rochester Fight Factory. The amateur matches have been a popular part of the festival for the past 10 years, said Orlando Ortiz, president of the festival. Boxing is one of the most popular sports in Puerto Rico, and many of its boxers have achieved prominence on an international level. "It is a part of our culture," Ortiz said. The boxers ranged in age from 7 to over 50 years old. The competitors came from Buffalo and Syracuse and from as far as Ohio and Detroit. "We're trying to expand our reach," Ortiz said. The weekend's festivities also included a parade, musical entertainment and children's … [Read more...] about First Puerto Rican Festival since Hurricane Maria features boxing, tastes of home
At the Puerto Rican Festival Boston 2018, the Bay State's Puerto Rican community will join together to celebrate unity in the wake of the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Maria last fall and the government’s “shameful acts” in response, according to Edwin Alicea, the president of the festival. “We both want to represent our culture… and [respond to] what happened after Maria with the shameful acts of the current government, under the new president, and the delay in [receiving] funds and supplies,” Alicea says. To kick off the weekend’s festivities at the Puerto Rican Festival Boston 2018, a commencement ceremony was held with Mayor Marty Walsh and other elected officials at City Hall Plaza on Monday. Officials raised the Puerto Rican flag in homage to the victims of Hurricane Maria, the airmen killed in a recent plane crash in Georgia, Puerto Rican activist Rey Santiago Alicea of Jamaica Plain, as well as Andres Cruz, a store … [Read more...] about Puerto Rican Festival Boston 2018 challenges shameful response to Hurricane Maria by U.S.
JOHN SCHWARTZ New York Times News Service, May 24, 2018 This year’s hurricane season should be normal or above normal, government forecasters said Thursday. “We’re not expecting the season to be one of the most active on record,” said Gerry Bell, lead hurricane season forecaster with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center. But, he said, “It’s time to start getting prepared.” The agency’s forecasters predicted a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms with winds of 39 mph or higher. Five to nine of those could become hurricanes, with winds of 74 mph or higher, and one to four could develop into major hurricanes, which have winds of 111 mph or higher. By comparison, an average hurricane season produces 12 named storms. Six of those typically become hurricanes and three develop into major hurricanes. After the exceptionally destructive season last year, the prediction might seem like … [Read more...] about Here’s what to expect from the 2018 hurricane season
Former University of Miami standout guard Lonnie Walker IV was selected by the San Antonio Spurs with the 18th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft Thursday. Walker IV is tied for Miami’s second-highest draft pick ever – Rick Barry was taken No. 2 in the 1965 draft. Former Hurricanes star and current Boston Celtics guard Shane Larkin was also taken No. 18 back in the 2013 draft. “It’s extravagant,” Walker said on ESPN. “I can only thank my mom and dad and family and friends.” The All-ACC freshman team selection averaged 11.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists in his lone season in Coral Gables. “Day in and day out, I’m always going to progress as a man on and off the court,” the Reading, Pennsylvania, native said. Hurricanes coach Jim Larrañaga and his staff were in attendance at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. In Reading, thousands of people crowded at the FirstEnergy Stadium to watch their hometown hero get … [Read more...] about Miami Hurricanes’ Lonnie Walker IV selected 18th, Bruce Brown Jr. picked 42nd in NBA Draft
The Hurricanes are back on Greentree on Saturday for the start of camp. This week, we will take a look at the biggest questions surrounding the Hurricanes entering the first day of practice. Today we begin our series with this question: Are any of the underclassman quarterbacks ready to push Malik Rosier for the starting job?N’Kosi Perry (left) is entering his redshirt freshman season. (Matt Porter/The Palm Beach Post) The Hurricanes’ starting quarterback for the season opener looks to be set — Malik Rosier. But it’s what’s behind him on the quarterback depth chart that has created excitement surrounding the position entering fall camp. While Rosier will very likely be the starter when Miami opens the season against LSU on Sept. 2 in Arlington, Texas, the added depth at the position is the only reason there’s even a slight sense of uncertainty. The quarterbacks behind Rosier are redshirt freshmen N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon, and true freshman … [Read more...] about 2018 Miami Hurricanes Camp Preview: Anybody ready to push Malik Rosier for starting quarterback job?