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 fam­i­ly at...

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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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