Day: November 15, 2022

Why You Should Try Peruvian Food

Why You Should Try Peruvian Food

Among the better-known culinary destinations across the globe, like Italy, France, and Japan, Peru stands in a lane of its own as one of the most intercultural and flavorful cuisines on the planet. When I visited family in Peru for the first time as a curious child, I was immediately taken with the bold, vibrant flavors that defied everything my little American-raised brain knew about food. 20 years later, I proudly maintain that Peruvian food is among the best there is, and I firmly believe that everyone should try it at least once in their life. Why? Well, let’s start with a bit of history.

Pediatric Hospitals in Crisis amid Surge of Respiratory Viruses

Pediatric Hospitals in Crisis amid Surge of Respiratory Viruses

As parents plan for the holidays, Washington children’s hospitals are suffering capacity and staffing issues that are putting significant strain on providers. A surge in RSV, a contagious respiratory virus, is bringing pediatric hospital staffing and financial issues to the forefront. Flu cases are also beginning to rise and hospital officials are looking toward another potential Covid-19 wave, they worry about the capacity for the state’s youngest patients.

Why are Plus Size People Always Left Out of Activewear Sizing and Advertising?

Why are Plus Size People Always Left Out of Activewear Sizing and Advertising?

Leggings and yoga pants are a part of this country’s cultural fabric. Especially once the pandemic hit, our jeans definitely got put on the back burner. Access to these workout garments were not always easy to find especially for plus size women. A 2016 study found that 37% of plus size women wore men’s clothing to work out in because of the lack of options. Size shouldn’t limit personal style and it definitely shouldn’t limit someone’s ability to wear comfortable clothes in their daily life.

Messi and Cristiano, Their Last World Cup?

Messi and Cristiano, Their Last World Cup?

The 2022 FIFA World Cup is now only six days away. Nations have announced their teams for the tournament as many new names are making their dreams of representing their country come true. There are also a number of soccer stars playing in what could very well be their last World Cup.
Although Ronaldo and Messi are not even among the five oldest players at this World Cup, rumors are strong that it could be their last. The former Ballon d’Or winners have not had a great professional year. For starters, neither of the soccer captains reached the ten first positions of the French annual soccer award.

Supreme Court Says House January 6 Committee Can Get Kelli Ward’s Phone and Text

Supreme Court Says House January 6 Committee Can Get Kelli Ward’s Phone and Text

The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for the House select committee investigating the January 6 US Capital attack to obtain the phone and text records of Arizona Republican Party Chair Kelli Ward. Ward served as a fake elector for Donald Trump in Arizona, one of the states the former president lost but where Republicans gathered to put forth a pro-Trump slate of electors. Ward has argued the subpoena was too intrusive and violated her First Amendment rights, potentially exposing political connections. The committee has also sought Ward’s testimony. She invoked her Fifth Amendment rights during the deposition.

Marlins Name Caroline O’Connor as President in Historical Promotion

Marlins Name Caroline O’Connor as President in Historical Promotion

The Miami Marlins made sports business history again Monday when the team promoted Caroline O’Conner to President of Business Operations, becoming the first professional U.S. sports team to have women serving simultaneously as president and general manager. Kim Ng was named GM in 2020, the first woman to hold that position. The announcement was posted to the Marlins’ official Twitter account, accompanied by a statement from Marlins chairman and principal owner Bruce Sherman.

NASA’s Artemis Moon Rocket is Hours from Launch

NASA’s Artemis Moon Rocket is Hours from Launch

Once again NASA is on a countdown for the first flight of its new Artemis rocket, which is expected to carry astronauts to the moon again in a couple of years. The launch was supposed to take place back in August, but a faulty engine sensor caused it to be postponed. The 32-story-tall rocket is expected to launch tomorrow, November 16th at 1:04 a.m. EST (0604 GMT) from Launch Complex 39B at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida and its mission consists of sending a capsule, without a crew on board, around the moon and back, so that managers can put its systems through critical tests. The program also aims to put the first woman and first person of color on the moon.

Haiti’s Cholera Death Toll Reaches 136

Haiti’s Cholera Death Toll Reaches 136

A deadly resurgence of cholera in Haiti has claimed 136 lives so far, according to the Haitian Health Ministry. In a statement issued by the ministry, 89 of the people infected died in a hospital or in a cholera treatment center, while 47 of them died at home. People who live in places with limited safe drinking water or poor sanitation are the most vulnerable to cholera, which is transmitted via bacteria-contaminated food or water. Although vaccines do exist to treat the disease, according to the World Health Organization, cholera remains a threat through dehydration in developing countries like Haiti. The Haitian government is cooperating with international health organizations to respond to the outbreak, which until October had been largely stamped out after a public nationwide effort. Prior to last month, no cases had been reported for over three years.

3 Dead, 2 Injured in Shooting at University of Virginia

3 Dead, 2 Injured in Shooting at University of Virginia

A former University of Virginia football player suspected of killing three football players and wounding two other students on campus late Sunday night is in custody after a manhunt in Charlottesville, Virginia, police confirmed Monday. During a news conference Monday, University of Virginia president Jim Ryan said three Cavaliers football players were shot and killed: junior receiver Lavel Davis Jr. of Dorchester, South Carolina; junior receiver Devin Chandler of Huntersville, North Carolina; and junior defensive end/linebacker D’Sean Perry of Miami.

Trump Family Signs Deal with Saudi Real Estate Developer

Trump Family Signs Deal with Saudi Real Estate Developer

The Trump family has reached an agreement with a Saudi-based real estate company to license its name to a housing and golf complex being built in Oman, reigniting speculation about former President Donald Trump’s mixing of politics and business just as he appears to be preparing to announce a third presidential bid. The agreement is the first such international marketing agreement negotiated by the Trump Organization since Trump left the White House, and it comes as the former president is already facing a slew of investigations into his business. According to a company executive, the project will be built in Muscat, Oman, on a hillside adjacent to the Gulf of Oman, and will include a golf resort, villas, and two hotels.
For the project, the Trump family is collaborating with Dar Al Arkan, one of Saudi Arabia’s largest real estate companies.

How Has Latin Music Influenced American Popular Music

How Has Latin Music Influenced American Popular Music

There is no denying the significant impact Latin music has had on American popular music. This is demonstrated by the popularity of Latin-influenced music genres like salsa and Latin pop. Numerous American hip-hop and pop musicians have also sampled Latin music or worked with Latin musicians, providing additional proof of the impact of Latin music on American popular music.
The early 20th century saw a large influx of immigrants from Latin America, which is when Latin music first started to have an impact on American popular music. Their own music, which they brought with them, started to be heard in American cities with sizable Latin American populations.

Tiant cheered by spirit of Munson and sound of Frankie Valli at NY State Baseball Hall of Fame

Tiant cheered by spirit of Munson and sound of Frankie Valli at NY State Baseball Hall of Fame

In the immortal words of Frankie Valli, Oh What a Night. This weekend I was bothered at the fact that my dear pal Frankie Valli had canceled his trip to New York due to an illness. However his longtime assistant Alan informed me that Frankie was doing just fine and would be back on the […]

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