Sunday, May 29, 2011

Dominicans climb Mount Everest

With 28, 31 and 33 pounds lighter, after nine hours of flight on the route from Madrid to Santo Domingo, exactly two months apart from family, work and friends, but full of appreciation for the acomplished work, the three dominicans who rose the highest point on Earth arrived to the Dominican Republic.

Karim Mella, the first Dominican to reach the summit of Mount Everest, Ivan Gomez, who did it 40 minutes later, on May 20, and Federico Jovine, whom the technical and health problems prevented him from reaching the top, were received as heroes.

The Dominican trio achieved their goal in a month where four other climbers have died trying to reach the closest point to heaven.

Two months sleeping on the floor, with temperatures below zero,with influenza, altitude sickness, burns on their faces. One of the obstacles that prevented the trio achieved the target in the first attempt were winds over 80 miles per hour at 8.848 meters above sea level in the Himalayas.

"Dominicans we can. We have the satisfaction of accomplishment. We have done all this sacrifice because we wanted to see waving the Dominican flag on the highest pedestal in the world and we did it, " Gomez said after embracing his eldest son Axel, six months old.

A documentary about the preparations, participation and arrival will be presented in the Dominican theaters in the coming months under the editing and production of Giancarlos Beras Goico.

"Nowhere, ever, the flag will fly as high as it did that day. I was not there to see or to hear the magical sound, but my teammates Karim and Ivan, I guarantee that we accounted for more than nine million dominicans, on the top were all, "said Jovine.

Small Cars are safer in USA

U.S. small cars are much safer than five years ago, said the Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS for its acronym in English) after impact tests on 13 vehicles.

IIHS said that six of the 13 vehicles tested were the highest possible score, so they got a grade of 'Best Safety Pick', and that none of the cars performed poorly on tests.

The six vehicles have now achieved the highest score are: 2012 Ford Focus, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, 2011, CT Lexus 200h (hybrid), Nissan and Toyota Juke Prius (hybrid).

The other seven vehicles IIHS analyzed were: Dodge Caliber, Honda CR-Z (hybrid) Honda Insight (hybrid), Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Scion xD and Suzuki SX4.

IIHS said that any small car performed poorly in crash tests and dump 'is a turnaround from a few years ago when small cars barely getting the best marks in security. "

Manny Acta Owns Cleveland

The baseball stadium in downtown Cleveland, is vibrated with emotion several times this season and have not done in years, and now suddenly was shaken with a familiar song.

Manny Acta swears he did not hear.

When the manager of the Cleveland Indians forthe second consecutive year he walked calmly back to the dugout after being ejected for arguing a close play that did not help his team in the eighth inning against the Boston Red Sox , the eyes of Act remained fixed on the lawn in front of his boots while Cleveland fans gave him a serenade.

"Manny, Manny, "he exclaimed. Acta joked that the ovation was possibly a former star of the Indians, with Manny dreadlocks. "It could have been because Manny Ramirez walked into the stadium at that time, "he joked. "There are plenty of Mannys in this sport.

Nadal y Djokovic to Fourth Round

Novak Djokovic closed so overwhelming his match against Juan Martin del Potro and moved on Saturday to the fourth round of the French Open with his 42nd straight win.

The Serb overcame a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 to Argentine opponent in a match that was suspended on Friday after two sets because of darkness.

Djokovic is unbeaten in 40 games in 2011, the second best start to the season in the Open era. The second-ranked also won their last two games of 2010, so his streak of 42 wins is the third longest in history behind the 46 won by Argentine Guillermo Vilas in 1977.

Barcelona Won Champions League 2011

A symphony directed brilliantly by Lionel Messi gave Barcelona on Saturday its fourth European title and opened the doors to the pantheon of great teams in history.

Barca won 3-1 on Saturday to Manchester United in the final of the Champions League at Wembley, with goals from attacking trident: Messi, Pedro Rodriguez and David Villa, spearheads an offensive rush, today Today, he looks unstoppable.

Pep Guardiola's team won his second European Cup in three years, the two won by United. And Guardiola, 40, is the youngest coach to achieve a double in the top club competition in the old continent.

In a gesture of all staff, Eric Abidal was asked to lift the trophy at the London sky. French, surprising starter in the game against the low Carles Puyol, recently recovered from surgery to remove a tumor in the liver.

Monday, May 23, 2011

De la Hoya Drug User

The world boxing champion Oscar de la Hoya was admitted to a rehabilitation center located in Los Angeles a few weeks ago because of problems related to drug and alcohol abuse, according to a statement released by the website TMZ.

"After making an honest assessment of myself, I acknowledge that I have several issues I must attend. Like everyone, I have my faults, and do not want to be one of those people who is afraid to address those failures, "wrote De La Hoya.

The entrepreneur and sportsman asked reporters to stay out, but wanted to report their situation because: "Throughout my career, I've always faced challenges head-all, and this is no different. "

The president of Golden Boy Promotion, Richard Schaefer announced that Oscar De La Hoya continues to rehab, so it has neglected some compromises.

Oscar retired in April 2009, his last fight was against Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008.

New York Mets Owner spoke againts his players

Mets owner Fred Wilpon fired the harsh words on the main figures of the team: Jose Reyes will not get the lucrative contract that seeks and Carlos Beltran has declined somewhat.

Wilpon was interviewed in a profile published in the latest issue of "The New Yorker".

The Dominican Reyes can be declared a free agent after the season and guess who might seek a contract similar to the covenant for seven years and $ 142 million to Carl Crawford signed with the Boston Red Sox.

But Wilpon said in the interview that Reyes "is totally lost, he is not going to receive that money. "

About outfielder Beltran, Wilpon said that now he is "65 to 70% of what he once was. "

He also refers to third baseman David Wright, whom he considers "a great player", but "not a superstar".

Ronaldo Won Golden Boot

The Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo with 40 goals scored, according to arbitration records, the campaign in the Spanish first division, giving it 80 points, has officially won the "Golden Boot 2010/11" of European football, the second his career.

After Cristiano Ronaldo, have been classified Lionel Messi (Barcelona), with 62 points (31 goals), and Italy's Antonio Di Natale (Udinese) and Germany's Mario Gomez (Bayern Munich), each with 56 points (28 points).

The "Golden Boot" honorsthe player who , according toarbitration records , more goalshas been achieved over a season in the different European national championships , taking intoaccount a scoring system that rewards further the points scored in so-called "big leagues. "

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has broken all records this season scorers of the Spanish championship, had won the "Golden Boot" in 2007/08 when he scored 31 goals for Manchester United in the Premiership.

Portuguese striker Real Madrid happens to the reward precisely to Messi, who won the trophy in the 2009/10 season with 68 points (34 goals)

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