Luis Y Miguel – Mi Tercera Edad Wed, 29 Jun 2022 03:21:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Luis Y Miguel – Mi Tercera Edad 32 32 At least 52 inmates die in a riot and a fire in a Colombian prison Wed, 29 Jun 2022 02:45:00 +0000

TULUA, Colombia: At least 52 inmates were killed and 26 others injured early Tuesday, June 28 after a fire broke out during a riot in a prison in southwestern Colombia, the national agency said. jails.

The tragedy occurred when rioting inmates set fires around 2 a.m. trying to prevent police from entering their compound at the Tulua city jail, said Tito Castellanos, director of the National Penitentiary and Penitentiary Institute (INPEC).

“We treated a total of 26 injured and the death toll is 52,” Cristina Lesmes, head of Valle del Cauca’s health department, said on Twitter.

“We have people in very serious condition with extremely extensive burns,” she said.

Castellanos previously gave the “riot” death toll at 49 with 30 others, including six prison guards, “injured and affected by fire and smoke”.

The prison, which houses more than 1,200 inmates, was surrounded by police and military.

“By setting fire to the mattresses, they hadn’t measured what the consequences could be and unfortunately it happened,” Castellanos told Radio RCN.

He said the fire had been brought under control by firefighters.

In the evening, forensic teams entered the prison to try to identify the bodies.

Outside the prison, dozens of family members gathered in the hope of obtaining information about their loved ones.

A prison official gave an initial list of survivors to those waiting.

“I don’t know anything, INPEC won’t let us in,” Caracol Maria Eugenia Rojas, whose son Luis Miguel Rojas is being held in the pavilion where the riot occurred, told television.

Lorena, who did not give her last name, told El Tiempo newspaper that she spoke to her detained partner at dawn.

“It seems illogical to me that people locked in a building would set fire to mattresses knowing they could have been burned,” she said.


Authorities initially said they were investigating whether the incident happened as part of an escape attempt, but later said it was a riot.

“This situation was caused by a fight that broke out between prisoners. One of the inmates set fire – he was angry, upset – to a mattress, which caused the fire,” said the Minister of Justice Wilson Ruiz at W Radio.

There were 180 inmates in the section of the prison affected by the fire.

Castellanos praised the efforts of prison guards to control the fire and help prisoners get to safety.

He said that without their intervention “the result would have been worse”.

Outgoing President Ivan Duque sent out a tweet expressing solidarity with the loved ones of the victims.

“We regret the events that took place in the prison of Tulua, Valle del Cauca,” Duque said.

“I have given instructions to clarify this terrible situation. My solidarity goes out to the families of the victims.”

President-elect Gustavo Petro also expressed his sympathy and said on Twitter that there was a need to “completely rethink prison policy” which takes into account the “dignity of prisoners”.

“The Colombian state saw prison as a space for revenge and not for rehabilitation,” added Petro, who won the second round of elections earlier this month and will replace Duque on August 7.

He also referred to a riot at La Modelo prison in Bogota in 2002 that left 23 people dead.

Deadly prison riots are not uncommon in Latin America. In Ecuador, neighboring Colombia, nearly 400 prisoners have been killed in six riots since the start of 2021.

Colombia’s prison system has a capacity of 97,000 inmates but is overcrowded by around 16,000, according to INPEC.

Tulua prison is overcrowded by 17%.

North Texas SC underplayed Minnesota United 2 in 4 goals Mon, 27 Jun 2022 04:49:51 +0000

After suffering only their second loss of the season to Whitecaps FC 2 in the final game, North Texas Soccer Club looked to bounce back to Minnesota United FC 2 again.

NTX had previously beaten the Loons at home this season2, North Texas SC repeated the result with a 4-0 victory to earn three additional points moving them into 1st place in the Western Conference.

The game

Coach Pa made three changes to the starting lineup from the previous game. Blake Pope started at right-back as the only changed to the back line.

Derek Waldeck returned to the starting lineup for the first time since May 1 against Sporting Kansas City II. Santiago Ferreira returned to the starting lineup for the first time since May 14 against the Vancouver Whitecaps 2.

North Texas SC Starting XI vs Minnesota United FC 2

Jose Mulato opened the scoring in the 39th minute and scored his 4th goal of the season.

Bernard Kamungo doubled North Texas’ lead in the 56th minute for their 8th goal of the season.

It didn’t take long for North Texas to score again as Luis Miguel scored his second goal of the season in the 58th minute.

Andre Costa and Colin Smith entered for Santiago Ferreira and Luis Miguel in the 71st minute.

Tomas Lacerda replaced Jose Mulato in the 76th minute.

Colin Smith scored the fourth goal of the night in the 81st minute for his second goal of the season.

North Texas SC beat Minnesota United FC 2 4-0.

North Texas Soccer Club’s starting XI against Minnesota United FC 2 in MLS Next Pro (Courtesy of North Texas SC)

Thoughts and Takeaways

Minnesota Advance

Despite the heat, Minnesota hasn’t been afraid to press and play assists as part of its offensive plan.

“I think Minnesota was having trouble finding and breaking lines,” Kah said of Minnesota. “When that happens, then it comes down to the individual and we want to play as a collective rather than as an individual.”

Minnesota was keen on planning passes through the middle to their forwards to put the North Texas defense in 1-on-1 situations. Also, quick transition was key for Minnesota to create threatening chances.

“We lost too many individual duels both in the air and on the ground,” explained Waldeck. “You felt the scales tip a little early at the start and that’s on us as players. We started making little mistakes that we don’t normally make and we had to fix that.

Central midfielders in North Texas have had to constantly adjust and maintain a central presence to limit Minnesota’s advance and watch for any late runs into the box.


Coach Pa explained how he wanted his team to play their game throughout the match. Even with the twice-extended weather lag, North Texas didn’t let the forces of nature get in the way of their game.

“We discussed with the group [during the weather delay]”, said coach Pa. “They understood that they were not up to the job in the first half. They responded and that’s the most important thing you want to see as a coach. We got the first goal which helps. We are a team that does not want to lose two games in a row.

Despite Minnesota’s press and constant desire to make progress on the court, North Texas actively found ways to get past opponents to place the ball in dangerous positions.

“Pa shows me a movie and makes me work on things,” Parker said of the building game’s growth. “The coach was telling me I needed to push forward more, so I made sure in the second half to play to my strength and keep attacking the guys.”

The team were able to find ways to play the ball all over the pitch to progress forward and quickly transitioned into defense when the ball was lost.

North Texas SC hit the road to take on Sporting Kansas City II on Saturday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m. Central Time.

]]> Two dissident Cuban artists were sentenced to long prison terms for speaking out against the state Sat, 25 Jun 2022 02:16:32 +0000

A court in Havana today sentenced two prominent Cuban artists to lengthy prison terms, concluding a trial that human rights organizations have called a thinly veiled trial. example of the state’s attempt to silence dissenting voices.

Artist and activist Luis Manuel Otero Alcántara has been sentenced to five years in prison for contempt, disturbing public order and “insulting the symbols of the homeland”, according to a statement released today by the Attorney General’s Office of Cuba. The announcement alluded to Otero Alcántara’s use of the Cuban flag during artistic performances, photos of which were widely shared on social media.

Rapper Maykel Castillo was found guilty of contempt, public disorder and “defamation of institutions and organizations, heroes and martyrs”. This latest accusation relates to a meme posted by Castillo last year criticizing communist leaders. He will serve nine years in prison.

Both designers have 10 days to appeal their convictions, state media reported.

In a message to HyperallergicOtero Alcántara’s partner, curator Claudia Genlui, called the sentences a “great lack of respect and injustice”.

“They condemn them for making art,” she said.

In a statement, Erika Guevara-Rosas, Americas director at Amnesty International, called the trials “a shameful example of the human rights crisis caused by the Cuban government’s decades-long policy of repression.”

“Luis Manuel and Maykel are both artists who have used art as a means of expressing their views on social, political and economic conditions in Cuba,” Guevara-Rosas continued. “These are two emblematic examples of how the government of Miguel Díaz-Canel uses the justice system to criminalize critical voices, including by charging alleged crimes incompatible with international law.

Otero Alcántara and Castillo are just two of the several hundred Cubans sentenced to prison in recent weeks for crimes related to the mass protests that rocked Havana last summer – the biggest protests the country has seen since Fidel Castro’s 1959 revolution.

Earlier this month, the The Cuban government announced that it had sanctioned 381 people297 of whom were sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 25 years.

A founding member of the dissident San Isidro movement, Otero Alcántara has for years been outspoken in his criticism of Cuba’s communist government under President Miguel Díaz-Canel.

He was arrested on his way to a protest in Havana in July 2021 and has since been held in a maximum security penitentiary outside the capital. (The artist went on two hunger strikes to protest his treatment at the facility.) Otero Alcántara was appointed to TIMEit is list of the 100 most influential people in the world last September.

Castillo, who goes by the stage name Osorbo, was among the co-writers of the popular protest song “Homeland and Lifewhich became the unofficial anthem of last summer’s 11J protests and won a Latin Grammy award this year. He was arrested in May last year and has remained in custody ever since.

The two men appeared before a judge in a pair of trials behind closed doors May 30 and 31.

Cuban artist Coco Fusco told Artnet News in an email that the sentences “constitute gross injustice and further evidence of the lack of rule of law in Cuba.”

“Imagine Dread Scott, David Hammons and Bettye Saar being jailed for their renditions of the American flag,” Fusco said. “That’s what happened to Luis. Billie Holiday was punished for singing ‘Strange Fruit’ during segregation. Maykel is now being punished for singing about the repression of her people by a dictatorship.

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Daisy Fuentes, 55, and her singer husband Richard Marx, 58, look happier than ever Mon, 20 Jun 2022 14:10:04 +0000

Daisy Fuentes, 55, and her singer husband Richard Marx, 58, look happier than ever at the gala…seven years after their romantic winter wedding in Aspen

Daisy Fuentes married Richard Marx in a surprise ceremony in Aspen, Colorado seven years ago.

And this weekend, the 55-year-old actress and 58-year-old singer looked more in love than ever as they attended the 2022 DesignCare Gala to benefit the HollyRod Foundation at RJ’s Place Vocational and Family Support Services Center.

Also at the event was Lori Loughlin of Full House fame as she made her first red carpet appearance following her college admissions scandal, as well as Holly Robinson Peete, who hosted the event.

Happily married: Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx attended the 2022 DesignCare Gala to benefit the HollyRod Foundation at RJ's Place Career and Family Support Services Center

Happily married: Daisy Fuentes and Richard Marx attended the 2022 DesignCare Gala to benefit the HollyRod Foundation at RJ’s Place Career and Family Support Services Center

Daisy looked stunning in a black dress with a black and white printed trim. She added strappy black sandals that showed off her red pedicure.

Her highlighted hair was worn in soft waves over her shoulders.

The beauty’s husband wore a suit with black boots and a light gray waistcoat and a crisp white shirt while showing off a summer tan.

They posed arm in arm on the purple carpet.

Always so happy: They posed arm in arm on the purple carpet

Always so happy: They posed arm in arm on the purple carpet

Glamorous goddess: Daisy looked stunning in a black dress with a black and white printed trim with strappy sandals that showed off her red pedicure.  Her highlighted hair was worn in soft eaves over her shoulders

Glamorous goddess: Daisy looked stunning in a black dress with a black and white printed trim with strappy sandals that showed off her red pedicure. Her highlighted hair was worn in soft eaves over her shoulders

The two had a dream wedding on Christmas Day in 2015.

Daisy wrote in one of her images: “It happened and I couldn’t be happier.”

And he shared, “On December 23, 2015, the beautiful @daisyfuentes did me the honor of becoming my wife. #Aspen,” he wrote on Instagram.

She showed off her chunky diamond ring as they posed for photos in the snow after getting their marriage license.

So young!  The beauty's husband wore a suit with black boots and a light gray vest while showing off a summer tan

So young! The beauty’s husband wore a suit with black boots and a light gray vest while showing off a summer tan

In another photo, she added: “Town Hall. When we went to get our marriage license the day before the wedding.

She added, “I’m wearing #FAUXfur from, a site I love with all the cruelty-free fashions @donnasalyers #aspen.”

There was also a picture of her dress – a white strapless design with a sheer polka dot and a fancy French lace top.

The star wore a diamond tiara with a white veil and pearl earrings. Marx wore a tuxedo with a white scarf.

Richard was most famous in the 80s. In 1989 he had his biggest hit with Right Here Waiting.

Fuentes is best known for her work with MTV.

Man and woman: They married in a surprise ceremony in 2015 in Aspen and shortly after the couple posted this snap where she showed off her large diamond ring

Man and woman: They married in a surprise ceremony in 2015 in Aspen and shortly after the couple posted this snap where she showed off her large diamond ring

Dreamy: There's also a picture of her dress - a strapless white design with a sheer polka dot and a fancy French lace top

Dreamy: There’s also a picture of her dress – a strapless white design with a sheer polka dot and a fancy French lace top

She was first hired in 1988 as the host of MTV Internacional, an hour-long Spanish-language music show broadcast in Latin America and the United States on Telemundo Network.

Later, Fuentes joined MTV in 1993, becoming MTV’s first Latina VJ. She was also the host of the fashion and modeling series House of Style.

Fuentes is also known for co-presenting La Voz Kids on Telemundo, the Spanish version of The Voice show with children and judges Paulina Rubio, Prince Royce and Roberto Tapia.

Bubbles Everywhere: Richard was most famous in the 80s. In 1989 he had his biggest hit with Right Here Waiting.  He was also an MTV VJ

Bubbles Everywhere: Richard was most famous in the 80s. In 1989 he had his biggest hit with Right Here Waiting. He was also an MTV VJ

She was married to actor and model Timothy Adams from 1991 to 1995.

The beauty then dated Luis Miguel from 1995 to 1998.

After that, she was linked to singer/songwriter Matt Goss. They got engaged in 2003 but broke up.

In 2014, she started dating Marx. In August, the model was seen wearing a large diamond ring, most likely an engagement ring from the singer.

Cristhian Stuani and Girona’s long and unfortunate path back to La Liga passes through Tenerife Sat, 18 Jun 2022 10:33:48 +0000

“The thorn that relegation has left me can only be removed by promotion,” said Cristhian Stuani, and so here he is again. There were other much easier exit routes – perhaps better ones too – but the Uruguayan striker chose a different route: longer and more difficult even than he imagined, but right somehow. Even when everything was wrong, even in those times when he could have been forgiven for wondering what he had done. He had chosen to seek redemption rather than escape; denied him so far, she brought him back to a familiar place. Where it takes him next, Sunday will decide.

It was in the summer of 2019 when Stuani said that. The first and so far the last experience of Girona Futbol Club in Primera had just come to a painful end. Beaten by Levante, they had been relegated on the penultimate day of their second season in the top flight and there was no guarantee they would be back. Most also expected their best players to come into their own. It’s the oldest story of all: the relegated team stripped, their best players picked up and sent to new clubs to balance the scores. They were not about to hang out in the second division. stuani certainly was not.

No one would expect him to do so, nor dare to make such demands. The club’s top scorer in the club’s first La Liga season on 21, Stuani was also the club’s top scorer in their second, with 19. He alone had scored 42% of their goals, directly involved in more than half of them . If anyone didn’t deserve to play in the second division, it was him – too good to go down. If anyone didn’t have to, it was him: offers arrived, including one from Barcelona. It was just a case where and when, surely, but towards the end of the transfer window, he extended his contract at the club instead. It wouldn’t be the last time.

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Stuani was staying in Girona, partly because it was home; it made him even more his place and him even more a hero. From six to thirteen, he had played for Atenas, the baby soccer club in Tala, about 100 miles from Montevideo. He had made his debut at Danubio, there had been a loan at Bellavista and then he had crossed the Atlantic to Reggina. He was only 20 years old. He played for Albacete, scoring 22 times to lift them from the second division. Levante followed, then Racing Santander, Espanyol and Middlesbrough.

He was already 31 when he arrived in Girona, a club and a city he really knew nothing about and owed nothing to. Well, not yet. His best years were supposed to be behind him, and no ties bound him. Surely no one expected him to become the top scorer in their entire history, and quite possibly their best player too, or a petition started to build a statue of him outside the stadium.

Still, Stuani described his arrival at Girona as love at first sight, and it worked on the pitch as well. He was better than anyone else, and that included himself. He was a revelation, breaking down barriers that no one expected. Those 21 and 19 goals had only been beaten by his year at Albacete in the second division: not always playing as a No.9, his previous seasons had scored four, seven, twelve, six, seven, nine and eight goals . If those numbers were reasons for wanting him to stay, they were also reasons for leaving.

There were other factors, however, something deeper if less tangible. They loved him and would love him more once he stayed. Girona is a beautiful place, the coast and the mountains nearby, the perfect climate and cuisine, and it had become my home. Then there was the loyalty, the club, a sense of belonging he hadn’t felt before. And, yes, the money was good too – although it could have been better elsewhere.

“I weighed everything and made the decision to stay,” Stuani said. “I had the chance to take other paths, and very good sports, but I chose to stay here. This is where I want to be. I supported the club and the club argued: they have been very good to me.”

But stillStuani could not play in the second division.

“When relegation was confirmed, it hit Cristhian hard,” said sporting director Quique Carcel. “I always knew he was happy in Girona and wanted to continue, but also that it was difficult because he had a lot of offers.”

By the end of the window, however, it was a reality: a second division side somehow hanging on to a first division star.

“I stayed to fight for a challenge that wasn’t easy at all,” Stuani said. “Hopefully we can go back up.”

That was three years ago now. Victory on Sunday against Tenerife in the second leg of the qualifying final (3 p.m. ET, stream live on ESPN+) and they will finally come back up.

Sixth in the league, after beating Eibar in the semi-finals, Girona drew 0-0 with Tenerife in the first leg of the final, having had 70 per cent possession and 16 shots to 3. If they can make it count in the second leg they will return to the Premier League, with that relegation thorn finally removed from Stuani’s side. They are on point now. The problem is, it looks a lot simpler than it is. This thorn is sunk deep, painful past experience.

Scorer of 29 league goals in the regular season in his first campaign in the Second Division, scorer of ten in his second despite injury having forced him out several times, and scorer of 22 goals this season, Stuani was the Pichichi (top scorer) in the division twice, trying to bring them back. It was close: it’s the third year in a row that they have qualified for the playoff final. Both times they played the second leg at home, everything seemed to fall into place perfectly, but they still didn’t go up. Last year, after winning 2-1 away at Rayo Vallecano, they lost 2-0 at home after playing almost the entire second half with 10 men. The previous year, a goal from Pere Milla in the 96th minute saw them lose to Elche.

Now they are back, slipping past Real Oviedo and sixth in the head-to-head record, then beating Eibar.

Poor Eibar: The Basque side, leading most of the year, had somehow gone from champions and automatic promotion to third and a playoff position on the final day with a 91st-minute loss to Alcorcon already relegated. Then, after winning 1-0 at Girona 1-0, another 91st-minute goal knocked them out in the semi-finals. Stuani marked it, of course, still chasing that promise. And so it’s the third year in a row that Girona have reached the playoff final, every season since relegation. And so it was time to try again, another chance to break the spell.

He’s even bigger than he looks, going back beyond these last three seasons and beyond Stuani, like some sort of curse of the club. Twice as many Girona have reached a playoff final and lost: they were also denied by Almeria in 2013 and by Osasuna in 2016. That’s four times while no other team has lost more than once . It could have been even crueler in 2015, even though it was the year they didn’t make it to the final: a defeat on the last day of the season denied them an automatic promotion spot, forcing them instead in the playoffs. There they beat Zaragoza 3-0 in the semi-final first leg. Thinking it was done, resting the players for the final, they lost the second leg 4–1 and went out.

In their last eight seasons in the second division, Girona have finished: fourth, fifteenth, third, fourth, second, fifth, fifth and sixth, reaching six qualifiers. Half of all years in which the current playoff system was set up, Girona has been there. (In two years they were a Premier League team; in another, 2016-17, their only promotion season, they automatically moved up to second place.) They have never increased through the playoffs.

In 2017, one of the few years that Girona weren’t there, as they automatically went up, Sunday’s opponents Tenerife were. Winners 1-0 in the first leg against Getafe, they lost the second leg 3-1. For the Canarians, this appearance in the playoffs – based on a solid and deep defense – is more unexpected than that of Girona. Their wait was also longer. This is only their second playoff since returning to the second division of the regionalized, semi-amateur, 83-team, four-division third tier. It has been 12 years since they were in the first division.

Tickets for that game sold out in 14 minutes, they said, and it’s no wonder.

In the first leg of the final last week, Luis Miguel Ramis’ side did a superb job of denying anything to Girona. Now it all comes down to one night they’ve both been waiting for. Two clubs chasing a place that is everything to them.

“I don’t know if it’s going to be the right year or not,” said Girona manager Michel, all too aware of the bad luck that seems to be dogging them. Maybe, hopes Girona, playing away and not at home will help. Maybe finishing sixth this time will be too, the only position they haven’t finished in before. Maybe it’s the third lucky time. Or sixth, even. At this point you will cling to anything. Maybe it’s just time, that thorn finally pulled out of their flesh. Or maybe it’s just rightfinally justice.

In 2020, the season Stuani stayed and promised to bring them straight back, he had scored twice against Almeria in the semi-finals to take his league goal tally to an astonishing 31 and his side in the final, on the doorstep of Primera. There, against Elche, he was sent off. The card was hard, he felt, and it hurt – it had all been taken away from him.

“Hours pass and I still can’t find an explanation,” he said afterwards. “All I can do is pick myself up, like I’ve done my whole life. Football has hit us hard but I’m sure it will pay us back one day.”

Social media reaction to the 2026 FIFA World Cup in Miami, FL Fri, 17 Jun 2022 17:10:52 +0000


Miami is a host city for the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Miami was one of 11 US cities to make the 2026 FIFA World Cup roster along with Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Houston, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia and New York/New Jersey .

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“The next two years are going to be crazy for me,” boasted a post on Twitter Friday morning after news broke that the World Cup soccer game will be held at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens in 2026.

“Lollapalooza, Rolling Loud, Summer Smash, NFL games and football games will soon all be in my wallet.”

This person isn’t the only one getting excited on social media about the World Cup game – four years from now.

And why not? Miami scored a hit with FIFA’s pick in the global mega-event touchdown games.

“Miami hosting the World Cup for 2026 is the best thing ever,” another self-proclaimed social media personality added.

In response, Luis Miguel Echegaray, host of CBS Sports football podcast Qué Golazo Podcast, tweeted: “Miami, btw. It’s going to be absolute chaos and I can’t wait. If the city welcomes Latin American countries for 2026, I’m really sorry for everyone else because they don’t have a chance. It’s going to be a Bad Bunny music video for a month.

Miami’s Andres Diaz posed a question that’s sure to be on many minds when considering things like ‘Should I go to a game or just watch a watch party’ when he tweeted: ‘Everyone is so excited about Miami hosting World Cup matches. Do you have any idea how much those tickets cost?”

“Ticketing information for the 2026 FIFA World Cup will be available in due course,” FIFA said on its website.

A ticket for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in November costs around $1,607, a 46% increase over the ticket price for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, according to Statista. We bet the prize in Miami will be more than a Bad Bunny concert.

On Thursday, Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava was Miami’s chief cheerleader of choice as the World Cup host city.

And tourists in Greater Miami and Miami Beach were also thrilled on Friday.

“This moment means so much to Miami-Dade County,” she tweeted. “That means jobs. It means tourism. It means a global spotlight. And that means we’ll become hosts of the 2026 FIFA World Cup – from Miami Gardens to Homestead, get ready to scream GOOOL!”

As for David Beckham, who may well have a passing interest in this Miami World Cup, he has not yet posted specifically about Miami on his Instagram account. The Inter Miami executive posted an Instagram Story on Thursday about his previous experiences playing World Cup games in 1998, 2002 and 2006.

“All I dreamed of was representing my country,” Beckham said in the Instagram clip.

This story was originally published June 17, 2022 12:47 p.m.

Miami Herald Real Time/Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, winner of the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, city government and general missions. He began his career in the Features department of the Miami Herald in 1991.
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]]> Meet Luis-Miguel Caraballo, the Afro-Latino artist who wants to give a voice to the oppressed Fri, 17 Jun 2022 12:17:53 +0000

Image courtesy of the artist.

There is nothing more important in those hectic days than to continue to observe and celebrate the achievements of our communities, especially when it comes to moments in history, such as Juneteenth.

In addition to observing emancipation from slavery, this date celebrates culture and highlights the struggle that still lies ahead.

And there’s no better way to bring all these feelings together than through art.

Afro-Latin artist Luis-Miguel Caraballo has decided to put the paintbrushes to work on a mural inspired by the Juneteenth story and will be installed this Friday, June 17 in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Originally from Elizabeth, New Jersey, Luis-Miguel Caraballo is a Puerto Rican artist whose work was deeply influenced by his roots in the city.

His visual language combines the contemporary with street art and transforms the murals into a platform to “express the voice of those who cannot”.

“My work is meant to educate, inspire and generate stimulating conversations,” Luis-Miguel told BELatina in an exclusive interview. “My mission is to redefine what it means to be an Afro-Latino in the art world.”

On the eve of his installation to celebrate this June 19, Luis-Miguel told us about his career, his inspiration and his commitment to his work.

Here is what he told us:

What challenges and successes have you encountered throughout your career as an artist?

Some challenges I’ve encountered throughout my career as an artist include adjusting to life as an entrepreneur. Most don’t realize that being an artist means being in business for yourself. I quickly realized that I had to treat my practice like any other business, managing products, customer service and finances.

What was your inspiration behind this project?

The inspiration behind this project is to bring additional awareness to Juneteenth and celebrate its importance. This is the second year that we have completed an asphalt mural in one of the city’s busiest intersections. Closing the intersection to allow the community to create a mural recognizing Juneteenth is a fantastic initiative to help get things done.

What does Juneteenth mean to Luis-Miguel Caraballo?

Juneteenth is a date that signifies hope, freedom and liberation. As an Afro-Latino, I am proud to be part of a celebration helping to raise awareness of such a historic and significant date in American history.

Are you working on future projects?

Currently I am working on a series of paintings centered on the culture of Puerto Rico and its status in the United States. There has always been a complicated relationship between the two, and this series aims to explore its history and help educate other Latinos about these issues.

Do you have anything else to share with the BELatina News audience?

I would like to encourage the BELatina community to support Latinx arts! There are so many talented Latinx creators who need a voice. Something as simple as a like, share or repost goes a long way! And if possible, buy a painting or two!

Barça 71-69 Real Madrid: Series tied Wed, 15 Jun 2022 22:53:26 +0000

Related series. Barca to beat real Madrid at the Palau Blaugrana after a very equal match (71-69) after a great performance by Mirotic, who scored 26 points, including 20 in the second half. Everything is square as the series moves to Madrid.

Uncertain start

Real Madrid got off to a better start than Barca with a 0-6 split, an advantage they held on to throughout the first quarter, although a three-pointer from Jokubaitis made it 13-17 and a more respectable target.

The second half saw Real Madrid take a seven-point lead again but Barca won a 7-0 split before Calathes scored to put Barca ahead (26-24, min 17). Real Madrid continued to grab the rebounds, seven in total, but the teams went into halftime with the score at 32-32. Everything to play.

Marginal gains in the second half

The game remained even after restarting. Calathes needed stitches in the left check after a clash with former Barca player Adam Hanga as he battled for the ball. Real Madrid started to make small gains but Barça showed their professionalism and managed to contain them and take a 2-point lead late in the third quarter (56-54).

There will still be no choice between the teams in the last quarter but Barça managed to climb 8 points to face the last six minutes with a good lead (65-57, min 34). Real Madrid managed to level the game soon after, but ultimately a 15-15 scoreline in the final quarter meant Barca shaded the game 71-69 to tie the final series 1-1.

Game statistics:

Barca, 71
Real Madrid, 69

Barca: Calathes (2), Higgins (10), Hayes-Davis (-), Mirotic (26) i Sanli (-) – starters -, Davies (8), Martínez (-), Smits (3) Laprovittola (8), Kuric (7), Jokubaitis (7).

Real Madrid: Couseur (4), Hanga (10), Deck (7), Tavares (11), Yabusele (16) – starters – Núñez (-), Fernández (2), Abalde (4), Poirier (2), Llull (7 ), Taylor (6).

Quarters: 13-17 / 19-15 / 24-22 / 15-15

Referees: Emilio Pérez Pizarro, Fernando Calatrava and Luis Miguel Castillo.

Diego Boneta bought a house in Los Angeles – DIRT Wed, 08 Jun 2022 17:17:00 +0000

Diego Boneta has quietly reclaimed an elegant Spanish-style estate in Los Angeles’ West Hollywood neighborhood. Records show the 31-year-old Mexican actor, singer and producer – who is currently starring in HBO’s upcoming ‘Father of the Bride’ film, and recently signed an overall deal with Prime Video and his production company Three Amigos – paid nearly $4 million for the spot in an off-market deal, before it even had a chance to hit the open market.

Originally built in the 1920s and described in the listing as “modern refined Spanish”, Boneta’s newly acquired residence is situated on a compact 0.11 acre parcel of land. Inside, three bedrooms and four bathrooms are spread over just over 2,200 square feet of living space recently updated and modernized by European designer Luca Colombo, which includes wide-angle hardwood floors. planks, high ceilings with wooden beams and built-in speakers throughout.

Separated from the sidewalk by a wall topped with a hedge and a grassy lawn, the cream-hued stucco structure with a terra-cotta roof has a brick-paved driveway and a one-car garage to the side. A closed wooden door drains into a private courtyard featuring a sitting area with fireplace and French doors leading to a formal living room housing a floor-to-ceiling marble fireplace as its focal point.

Additional highlights on the main level include a gourmet kitchen outfitted with a dining island, quartz counter tops, sleek black Poliform cabinetry, and top of the line Miele appliances that connect to a dining area with a dining area. a bar with sink – both areas having French doors that overflow to the backyard; and elsewhere on the lower level are two-bedroom suites.

A wrap-around staircase leads upstairs, where a luxurious master retreat takes up the entire floor is adorned with a glass-enclosed sitting area, a balcony with treetop views and a custom walk-in closet, as well as a a spa-inspired tub containing two vanities, a large oval tub and glass-enclosed shower.

As for the fully fenced and mostly terraced backyard, expect to find a waterfall-equipped pool flanked by a seating area ideal for outdoor entertaining with built-in seating surrounding a gas fire pit and a fireplace. barbecue.

James Hancock of Coldwell Banker Realty served as listing agent; the buyer was replaced by Benjamin Illulian of Illulian Realty.

Severino continues his week of domination; Miguel Andujar asks for a trade Sat, 04 Jun 2022 21:58:00 +0000

Luis Severino felt the pressure. The Yankees right-hander watched Jameson Taillon land a perfect game in the eighth on Thursday night. The following night, Gerrit Cole handed out a perfect game in the seventh.

“I mean, I’m scared of getting traded if I don’t get to six or seven. Not good enough,” Severino joked. “I have to go out there and try to do my best every time they give me the ball.”

His best Saturday was damn good. He pitched seven scoreless innings and one hit in the Yankees’ 3-0 victory over the Tigers at Yankee Stadium. Severino netted 10 goals for his first double-digit game of the season.

The only hit was a smokey ground ball from Miguel Cabrera that came off shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa in the second inning. It was Severino’s 16th goalless start and his third this season. He is the fifth consecutive Yankee starter to have pitched at least seven innings and allowed one earned run or less this round throughout the rotation. In the past 14 starts, Yankee starters have posted a 1.48 ERA, allowing one or fewer runs in 11 of those 14 starts.

“Man. It was great. Every time the guys go out and do their business, it’s like watching a replay of the night before,” Severino said of their consistency. “Guys go out there and throw six , seven, eight innings with 10 (spokes) It’s like that rewind of the day before.

Miguel Andujar was opted for Triple-A on Friday night. He did not leave quietly. After cutting .258/.273/.323 with a .595 OPS in nine games since being recalled May 24, Andujar told Aaron Boone he wanted to be traded, a source confirmed.

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“I’m not going to get into our conversation about it,” the Yankees manager said. Boone added that although it was a difficult conversation, Andujar was professional. “Miggy is a great guy and he came through like a pro. Understand that this is a difficult option. Understanding that he’s a big part of what we’ve done here and he definitely wants to be here, so I understand that’s hard.

While the former Rookie of the Year finalist’s frustration is understandable, the Yankees are under no obligation to grant his wish.

Andujar was an integral part of the 2018 Yankees team, when he finished second in voting for the American League ROY behind Shohei Ohtani. He entered 2019 as the Yankees starting third baseman. He suffered a shoulder injury early this season, an injury that required season-ending surgery, and lost his job to Gio Urshela. In 2020, Andujar struggled with limited playing time and last season he spent the majority of the year in the minors.

But Andujar adapted well to playing in the outfield and certainly defended himself while he was with the big league club. With two regular outfielders — Aaron Hicks and Joey Gallo — struggling, Andujar, 27, was better at home plate than them and solid in the outfield.

In a total of 12 games, Andujar is hitting .268/.279/.317 with two doubles, three RBIs and three stolen bases. His OPS is .596. Gallo, in 43 games, is hitting .177/.282/.308 with a .590 OPS. He has two doubles, five homers and seven RBIs. Hicks reduced .217/.346/.248 with a .594 OPS, a double, a home run and eight RBIs.

“Last night was really tough. He was playing consistently for us. He was part of us winning ball games,” Boone said. “There were other times where, as I talked about over the last few years he’s had to go out there and work on some things or build himself up and things like that. So right now I know he’s contributing and he knows we know. It’s just a tough numbers game obviously. So last night was tough.

Giancarlo Stanton returned to the lineup Saturday after 10 days on the injured list with an ankle problem. He went 1 for 4 with a brace. … Clay Holmes extended his scoreless innings streak to 26.0 innings with a ninth clean sheet Saturday. It is the longest active scoreless streak in the majors and the longest by a Yankee since David Robertson’s 26.1 from September 1, 2011 to May 8, 2012. It is the longest by a Yankee in a only season since Mariano Rivera went 30.2 innings without giving a run in 1999.