Puerto Rico

23 Jan 19
FiveThirtyEight
You’re reading Significant Digits, a daily digest of the numbers tucked inside the news. 2 speeches President Trump is reportedly preparing two State of the Union speeches: one a traditional address to Congress and the other a rally style speech to be delivered outside of D.C. Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House, had proposed that the address be delayed because of the partial government shutdown. [ABC News] 15 nominations Netflix earned 15 Oscar nominations yesterday, 10 of which were for Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” including its nomination for Best Picture, Netflix’s first such recognition. Not only that, “Roma” currently leads the field of eight Best Picture nominees according to the betting markets, where it is an even-money pick or better. “Vice” is the longest shot, at about 40-to-1. [Deadline] 1.29 percent yearly decrease According to a study by University of Kentucky researchers, whenever Uber and Lyft enter a city, yearly rail ridership decreases by 1.29 percent and bus ridership by 1.7 percent. Moreover, it’s apparently an effect that accumulates over time: In San Francisco, where Uber and Lyft have been since 2010, bus ridership has decreased 12.7 percent. [Streetsblog] More than 8,000 people Speaking of mass transit, Tokyo is trying to solve overcrowding in its system with free tempura and soba noodles. People who take the train before rush hour for 10 straight days are eligible for a voucher from the metro system. If 2,000 people signed up the voucher would be good for tempura, 2,500 people for noodles, and 3,000 people for tempura and noodles. More than 8,000 people signed up. [NPR] $100 million vs. $6 million The federal government response to Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida was “faster and more generous” than its response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, according to new research out of the University of Michigan. “The variation in the responses was not commensurate with storm severity and need after landfall in the case of Puerto Rico compared with Texas and Florida,” the researchers wrote. Specifically, survivors in Texas and Florida received about $100 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency funds over a nine-day period; Maria survivors received about $6 million in that time. [CBS News] 83 percent to 90 percent The world tennis No. 1 Novak Djokovic, who’s played in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open early this morning, had plummeted from the heights of the sport after the 2016. He recovered by changing his serve. He ditched an old technique and went back to his serving roots, FiveThirtyEight contributor Tom Perrotta writes. The data tells the tale: Djokovic went from winning 83 percent of his service games, before Wimbledon, to 90 percent after. And he went from winning 71 percent of his first-serve points to 77 percent. [FiveThirtyEight] Love digits? Find even more in FiveThirtyEight’s book of math and logic puzzles, “The Riddler.” It’s in stores now! I hope you dig it. If you see a significant digit in the wild, please send it to @ollie. [newsletter-sigdigs]
23 Jan 19
Stanton's Sheet Music

The blockbuster musical “Hamilton” makes its debut in Puerto Rico this month with a three-week engagement starring creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. With two US tours currently underway, as well as extended runs in Chicago, London, and San Francisco (opening in February), “how lucky we are to be alive right now!” Newly available for choirs: The Schuyler […]

23 Jan 19
KeiKei Travels

A trip to the Caribbean has long been a well-loved destination among families, water sports enthusiasts and honeymooning couples looking for that picturesque white sandy beach and turquoise water but the options span so much further than just the usual favourites such as Jamaica and Barbados. Times have changed and with so many direct flights […]

23 Jan 19
La Isla Oeste

Por Luis A. Pagán, MA / experto en Seguridad Las noticias relacionadas a la situación del crimen en Puerto Rico ya se está sintiendo en el efecto directo a la economía. Las noticias sobre la violencia en el país ya han trascendido a medios internacionales. Basta con leer la prensa diariamente y podemos notar como […]

23 Jan 19
FeedPublish

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Jan 23, 2019— Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief as she condemned President Donald Trump during a visit Tuesday to the island, which has become an obligatory stop for potential and presidential […]

23 Jan 19
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23 Jan 19
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23 Jan 19
Anna Marshall

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief. Warren visited the island on Tuesday. (Jan. 23)            from USATODAY – Nation Top Stories http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/593620926/0/usatodaycomnation-topstories~Sen-Elizabeth-Warren-pledges-help-to-Puerto-Rico

23 Jan 19
Jeff Beckman

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief. Warren visited the island on Tuesday. (Jan. 23)            from USATODAY – Nation Top Stories http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/593620926/0/usatodaycomnation-topstories~Sen-Elizabeth-Warren-pledges-help-to-Puerto-Rico

23 Jan 19
Debra Petti

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief. Warren visited the island on Tuesday. (Jan. 23)           from USATODAY – News Top Stories http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/593620926/0/usatoday-newstopstories~Sen-Elizabeth-Warren-pledges-help-to-Puerto-Rico

23 Jan 19
Werner Teal

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren promised to help rebuild Puerto Rico from Hurricane Maria and support laws to give the U.S. territory equal treatment and debt relief. Warren visited the island on Tuesday. (Jan. 23)           from USATODAY – News Top Stories http://rssfeeds.usatoday.com/~/593620926/0/usatoday-newstopstories~Sen-Elizabeth-Warren-pledges-help-to-Puerto-Rico

23 Jan 19
Uhuru Times

Much has been made of the differences between the religion as it is practiced in West Africa, and how it is practiced in Cuba. While there are certainly differences between the practices in the two countries, how different are they? And how did they arrive there? It is a story of a failed attempt to […]