Baseball Has Grown in Bogotá, Colombia, Thanks to Venezuelan Migrants
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Baseball Has Grown in Bogotá, Colombia, Thanks to Venezuelan Migrants

Linked media - Related media “Once you’re here, it doesn’t matter,” said Gabriel Arcos, a systems engineer who grew up cheering for a Leones rival in Venezuela and moved to Bogotá in 2016. “Maybe you don’t like the Leones of Caracas, but like I always say, these are the Leones of Bogotá.” Four years ago, when Iraida Acosta took over as president of the Leones, she said there were only six Venezuelan children. Now, she said, most of its 64 players are Venezuelan. Ms. Acosta, 54, said that in 2017, she and her 9-year-old son left their Venezuelan hometown near the Caribbean coast to visit her husband, who had come to Bogotá six months earlier to find work. They ended up staying because the economic opportunities were better. Still, it wasn’t easy. “The culture, although being brother c...
$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School
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$1 Billion Donation Will Provide Free Tuition at a Bronx Medical School

Connected media - Associated media When she focused on the bequest, she realized immediately what she wanted to do, she recalled. “I wanted to fund students at Einstein so that they would receive free tuition,” she said. There was enough money to do that in perpetuity, she said. Over the years, she had interviewed dozens of prospective Einstein medical students. Tuition is more than $59,000 a year, and many graduated with crushing medical school debt. According to the school, nearly 50 percent of its students owed more than $200,000 after graduating. At most other New York City medical schools, less than 25 percent of new doctors owed that much. Almost half of Einstein’s first-year medical students are New Yorkers, and nearly 60 percent are women. About 48 percent of current medical ...
China’s Country Garden Faces Winding Up Petition In Hong Kong
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China’s Country Garden Faces Winding Up Petition In Hong Kong

Associated media - Linked media More than 50 Chinese property developers have defaulted on debts since 2021. They have refused to repay overseas creditors while still making arrangements with Chinese banks for possible eventual repayment. Many of these developers have shares listed on the Hong Kong stock market or have borrowed there, or both. But creditors face formidable obstacles in seeking to recover loans from Chinese real estate developers through petitions to the court system in Hong Kong, said Zerlina Zeng, the head of East Asia corporate credits at CreditSights, a global credit research firm. Most of the assets of Chinese developers are in mainland China, where courts might not recognize liquidation orders from Hong Kong. Even if mainland courts order liquidation sales of de...
How a Little Understood U.N. Court Became the Center of the Israel-Gaza Debate
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How a Little Understood U.N. Court Became the Center of the Israel-Gaza Debate

Related media - Connected media Israel denied the allegations, arguing that statements by Israeli government and military officials were taken out of context, and that its military has taken steps to preserve civilian lives. After the hearings, the Israeli government declassified a set of 30 secret orders which it said showed the effort to minimize casualties. . Just under a month after the case was filed, the court issued a series of “provisional measures,” similar to a temporary injunction, ordering Israel to refrain from genocidal acts, to prevent and punish incitement and to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza. The court, which stopped short of demanding that Israel halt its military offensive, also ordered Israel to send a report within one month detailing the measures it had taken...
Willie Hernández, Relief Pitcher Who Had a Banner 1984, Dies at 69
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Willie Hernández, Relief Pitcher Who Had a Banner 1984, Dies at 69

Related media - Related media Hernández led major league pitchers in appearances (80) and games finished (68) in 1984, when he posted a 9-3 record with a 1.92 earned run average. He had 32 saves in 33 chances after tallying a total of only 27 saves in his seven previous seasons. The 1984 Tigers finished 104-58 in the regular season, then swept the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series and defeated the San Diego Padres, 4-1, in the World Series. Hernández appeared in three games in the World Series and had saves in two of them. He yielded just one run and four hits in 5⅓ innings. He earned the final out of the clinching Game 5, getting Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn to hit a soft fly to left field. Hernández became only the third pitcher in major league history, afte...
Can You Recycle Medical Devices Like Insulin Pens, Inhalers and Covid Tests?
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Can You Recycle Medical Devices Like Insulin Pens, Inhalers and Covid Tests?

Related media - Linked media “What we really need is an evolving, specialized recycling infrastructure alongside the big five — paper, glass, plastic, metal and cardboard,” said Mitch Ratcliffe, publisher of the website Earth911. “That conversation is really picking up steam in some particular categories, but not in medical equipment at all.” A few designers and companies are exploring alternatives that are more reusable or safer for the environment. Inhalers The inhalers that many people use for treatment of asthma or other respiratory ailments contain potentially recyclable materials. But those with leftover medication or propellants may also be hazardous if incinerated or compacted. The steel or aluminum canisters containing the medication should generally be returned to a pharmac...
Eye Ointments at CVS and Walmart Pulled Because of Infection Risk
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Eye Ointments at CVS and Walmart Pulled Because of Infection Risk

Associated media - Associated media “The products are being recalled due to lack of sterility assurance at the facility noted during an inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration,” the announcement said. It added that, as of Feb. 16, the company had not received any reports of adverse reactions related to these products. The products are intended to be sterile, the administrator said, because drugs applied to the eyes bypass some of the body’s natural defense systems. Other eye products have been recalled in recent months. In October, the F.D.A. advised consumers to stop using more than two dozen over-the-counter eyedrop products sold at stores including Target, CVS and Walmart after inspectors found unsanitary conditions at a manufacturing plant. Bacterial tests came b...
Lead-Tainted Applesauce Highlights Failings in Food Safety System
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Lead-Tainted Applesauce Highlights Failings in Food Safety System

Connected media - Linked media Early last summer, Nicole Peterson and Thomas Duong were alarmed by their young children’s blood-lead levels in a routine screening. Within weeks, the levels had doubled. Ms. Peterson said the couple worked with the local health department as they tried to determine what could be hurting their children. We “weren’t sleeping and we’re not eating — like this is driving us crazy,” said Ms. Peterson. She and her husband are suing Dollar Tree, where they bought the applesauce, and WanaBana, a U.S. distributor led by Austrofood officers. A Dollar Tree spokeswoman said the company is committed to the safety of the products it sells. Austrofood said that it had relied on its supplier’s certification and that none of its other products have been recalled. Their ...
Francisco Martinelli íntimo: sobre el éxito y la espiritualidad
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Francisco Martinelli íntimo: sobre el éxito y la espiritualidad

En una reveladora entrevista, el reconocido abogado Francisco Martinelli abrió su corazón al contar sobre su experiencia personal dentro del movimiento de Emaús y cómo ha sido fundamental para redirigir su vida y mantener el éxito sin perder de vista la espiritualidad. Francisco, quien proviene de una familia religiosa, comparte cómo su camino lo llevó desde la cercanía con la iglesia hasta el alejamiento a medida que alcanzaba el éxito en su vida.El mensaje central de Emaús, de que Jesucristo siempre está al lado sin importar las circunstancias, resonó profundamente en él. Reconoció que, a pesar de su éxito y su distanciamiento de la iglesia, Jesús siempre estuvo allí, guiándolo en silencio. Esta revelación fue un catalizador para su regreso a la espiritualidad y la búsqueda de un equili...
Unopened Case of More Than 10,000 Hockey Cards Sells for $3.7 Million
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Unopened Case of More Than 10,000 Hockey Cards Sells for $3.7 Million

Linked media - Associated media The box went to an anonymous buyer in Canada, Mr. Simonds said, breaking the record for the most money spent on unopened sports cards and the most anyone has spent on a hockey collectible. Baseball Card Exchange, an authenticator that specializes in unopened vintage sports cards, confirmed that 16 wax boxes were inside the case. Each box contains 48 packs of cards, with 14 cards per pack, for a total of more than 10,000 cards. The set contains 396 different player cards, which means that if the assortment were perfectly random, it would contain 27 Gretzky cards, according to the auction house’s listing. If the case does contains a couple dozen of the prized Gretzky cards, they might not be in good condition, Mr. Simonds warned. The cards could be sligh...