Author: Albert

Arecibo Telescope in Trouble

The U.S. National Science Foundation is accepting proposals from anyone who wants to take over operations. By Associated Press and Danica Coto Jan 25, 2017  The future of one of the world’s largest single-dish radio telescopes is in question after the U.S. National Science Foundation announced Wednesday it was accepting proposals from those interested in assuming operations at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. The announcement comes as the federal agency runs out of funds to support the observatory, which features a 1,000-foot-wide (305-meter-wide) dish used in part to search for gravitational waves and track asteroids that might be...

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News & Politics

US officials crackdown on high-level drug traffickers in Puerto Rico by Albert | Sep 29, 2013 | Law, News, Politics | 0 CommentsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Federal agents will start targeting high-level drug traffickers in Puerto Rico with intelligence gathered during a three-month blitz on criminal activity in the U.S. territory, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.  The campaign is... Puerto Rico reveals record deficit from FY 2012 by Albert | Sep 19, 2013 | Finance, News, Politics | 0 CommentsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Government officials have revealed that Puerto Rico's overall deficit stood at a...

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Sports

Bernie Williams [NEED PICTURE] by Albert | Dec 3, 2011 | Sports | 0 CommentsBernie Williams is officially eligible for Hall of Fame (HOF) voting.  The 44 year old former Yankee, who helped win four World Series Championships for the Yankees during a  16 year career that ended in 2006,  is among 13 new players on the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot. ... Carlos Beltran Becomes Eatery Partner by Albert | Apr 19, 2011 | Food, Sports | 0 CommentsCarlos Beltran might have a career in restaurants after baseball. The Puerto Rican-born Mets slugger had so many meals with his...

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What Is Salsa Music?

Everybody considers that music is the universal language. For one, each country has its own distinct taste for music. Their music is so diverse that each has its own unique style and characteristics that clearly separate them from other genres. What makes music interesting to listen to is the fact that each genre represents an extravagant and rich culture from where they were rooted. Marc Anthony and Gloria Estefan: what do these singers have in common? Salsa. Yes, both artists are known to their signature music which is salsa. Everybody knows salsa, yet not most of these people know the history behind salsa music. It has been said the most people consider salsa as “extravagant, clave-driven, Afro-Cuban derived songs anchored by piano, horns, and rhythm section sung by a velvety voiced crooner in sharkskin suit.:” No wonder many are driven crazy once salsa is played in parties and social events. The music adds life and gives no one dull moments. How did salsa develop into something grand? This style came from the influence of Cuban son, which is a blend of African and European music influence. In Spanish, the word itself, salsa, refers to sauce, a liquid substance that adds extra flavor to the food. Just like the idea of sauce, salsa music puts more live and more spice in things making one move their body to the music....

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History Of Salsa

Salsa is definitely one of the most romantic dances out there. It’s a dance of seduction and passion, characterized by very sensual movements and a lot of hip action. It’s also a terrific dance for beginners. It’s a great choice if you want to start learning Latin American Dances. It’s easy to learn, it’s fun, and it doesn’t involve too much technique. Basically, it can be learnt by anyone. If you can walk, you can definitely learn how to dance Salsa. In this article we’re going to take a brief tour through the history of Salsa. The history of this Latin-American dance is not easily defined. We can say it’s a fusion of many Latin and Afro-Caribbean dances that has evolved significantly over time. Some say it originated in Cuba, other say Puerto Rico. We’ll probably never know. What we do know for sure is that it’s very popular all around the world and still remains one of the main dances in both Cuba and Puerto Rico. What about the word “Salsa”? That’s an interesting question. The word means “sauce” in Spanish language. In 1930s when Cuban composer Ignacio Pinerio wrote the song Echale Salsita, this word became a popular nickname for many dances of Latin American origins, including rhumba, cha cha, mambo, danzon, merengue, guaracha, and others. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); We could say that many of...

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