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  • Vin Diesel walked Paul Walker's daughter down the aisle at her wedding

    10/23/2021 9:35:11 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | October 23, 2021 | By Chloe Melas,
    Meadow Walker, daughter of the late actor Paul Walker, married actor Louis Thornton-Allan earlier this month. Walker's "Fast & Furious" co-star, Vin Diesel, walked his longtime friend's daughter down the aisle. The couple married in the Dominican Republic and spoke to Vogue about their ceremony. "It was a very intimate celebration. "We were all barefoot, dancing in the sand. To finish the night, there was a wonderful display of fireworks, and we lit lanterns into the picturesque night sky." Walker's father died in a car crash in Southern California in 2013 at 40. He was in the passenger seat of...
  • Dominican Republic Builds a 4-Meter Fence On Border With Haiti

    05/21/2021 7:57:08 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 26 replies
    TeleSur ^ | 11 May 2021 | TeleSur
    The Dominican Republic has built 23 kilometers of the border fence with Haiti to curb immigration, smuggling, arms and drug trafficking, and the theft of vehicles and livestock. The four-meter-high barrier is on a cement brick wall topped by a spiral of razor wire, and it is still under construction by the Dominican Army. The built sections are at the crossing points of Elias Piña and Jimani. Currently, a group of companies is setting budgets to erect a new fence before the end of the year.

    10/07/2015 6:11:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | October 7, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    At least it was sustainable fair trade carbon neutral corruption. John Ashe, the UN General Assembly president, has been busted on corruption charges. A former president of the U.N. General Assembly "sold himself and the global institution he led" by allegedly pocketing more than $1 million in bribes to finance a luxury spending spree, according to a federal prosecutor. Ashe, 61, is accused of tax fraud in an alleged conspiracy involving five others, including a billionaire Chinese businessman and a former deputy U.N. ambassador from the Dominican Republic, according to a criminal complaint. Ashe is accused of underreporting his income...
  • An alleged Italian mafia fugitive has been on the run for more than six years — until police recognized his tattoos on a YouTube cooking show

    03/30/2021 5:41:36 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | MARCH 30, 2021 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    An Italian mafia fugitive who has been evading police since 2014 was arrested last week after police recognized him on YouTube. Marc Feren Claude Biart, who is wanted by police for allegedly trafficking cocaine, had started a cooking show on YouTube with his wife, BBC News reports. 53-year-old Biart hid his face in the videos – but did not hide his tattoos. Italian police saw the videos and arrested Biart in the small town of Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, they said in a statement, according to BBC News. Biart has been wanted by police for nearly six years for allegedly...
  • Dominican Republic announces plans for Haiti border fence

    02/28/2021 3:22:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    BBC News ^ | February 28, 2021
    The president of the Dominican Republic has announced plans to build a fence along its border with Haiti, which extends for about 380km (236 miles). Luis Abinader said the barrier would help curb illegal immigration, drugs and the flow of stolen vehicles between the two countries, which share the Caribbean island of Hispaniola. Mr Abinader said work on the barrier would start later this year. Haiti is one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Relations between the two neighbours have been historically difficult. Mr Abinader said the barrier in some "conflictive" sections would include a double-fence along with...
  • Mummy with a gold tongue found in Egypt

    02/02/2021 6:56:40 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    Live Science ^ | 01/01/2021 | Owen Jarus
    The archaeologists, led by Kathleen Martinez, from the Dominican Republic, discovered the mummy in one of 16 burials at Taposiris Magna, which has temples dedicated to Osiris and Isis, a goddess who was both the wife and sister of Osiris. Previously, archaeologists found a hoard of coins decorated with the face of Cleopatra VII, suggesting the temples were in use during the queen’s reign. The other 15 burials also date back around 2,000 years and contain remarkable treasure. In one, a female mummy is wearing a death mask that covers much of her body and depicts her with a headdress...
  • New York grocery store threatened with boycotts after offering discount to Trump supporters

    10/22/2020 6:06:48 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 22 2020 | Michael Ruiz
    A New York grocery store owner is facing boycott threats because he offered a 20% discount to Trump supporters – even after he said he would honor the deal for Biden backers, too. The Fresh Food Supermarket in Oakdale, N.Y., advertised the offer on Facebook Wednesday with a graphic that said customers could get a discount if they mentioned their support for President Trump at checkout. Beer was excluded. The store’s owner, Jose Colon, a Dominican Republic native who is now a U.S. citizen, said he received immediate blowback, as social media users threatened to boycott and make calls to...
  • Dominican Republic: Doctors cure 6,000 patients with Covid-19 with Ivermectin

    09/30/2020 8:40:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Dominican Today ^ | 09/30/2020 | José Natalio Redondo, president of Grupo Rescue, and journalist Doris Pantaleón.
    A Group of doctors highlight results of successes in more than 6,000 patients with Covid-19 treated with the drug ivermectin. Santo Domingo, DR At least 6,000 Covid-19 positive patients have been treated with excellent results using the drug ivermectin, by doctors belonging to the Rescue group, with health facilities located in Puerto Plata, La Romana, and Punta Cana. The antiparasitic and antiviral drug, known in the market for 50 years, has been used by doctors in the country since the beginning of the epidemic to treat patients with the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes the Covid-19 disease; when the first cases...
  • GOP seeks to block Obama nominee to El Salvador post over Cuban romance (DeMint asks for FBI files)

    05/09/2010 1:49:55 PM PDT · by FTJM · 8 replies · 514+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | May 9, 2010 | Juan O. Tamayo
    Senate Republicans are determined to block a Democratic Party activist's nomination as ambassador to El Salvador because of questions about a long-ago boyfriend who had contacts with Cuban diplomats, congressional staffers say. The FBI cleared Mari Carmen Aponte when the issue of the boyfriend, Cuban-born businessman Roberto Tamayo, first became public after President Bill Clinton nominated her as ambassador to the Dominican Republic in 1998. Aponte withdrew from that nomination after Senate Republicans vowed to ask tough questions about Tamayo. They had dated from 1982 to 1994 and attended social functions with Cuban diplomats in Washington, D.C. Her Obama administration...
  • NCLR Official With Ties To Spy Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador (former La Raza board member)

    06/19/2012 3:08:37 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 19, 2012
    After years of bulldozing, President Obama finally got Senate confirmation for a scandal-plagued diplomat forced out of a U.S. ambassadorship for her close ties to a terrorist-sponsoring foreign government. That means a leftist open borders activist (Mari Carmen Aponte) with a controversial past officially represents the administration abroad. In a 62-37 vote last week, the U.S. Senate approved the confirmation of Aponte, a former board member of the National Council of la Raza (NCLR) and Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund (PRLDEF), as the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador. Obama originally nominated Aponte in December 2009 and made her...
  • Ivermectin is a winner treating Covid-19 patients in the Dominican Republic

    08/11/2020 8:54:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    DR1 News ^ | Dolores Vicioso
    Physicians in the Dominican Republic are all recommending people keep social distance, use of facial masks and hand washing hygiene, stay-at-home and other measures suggested by the government following World Health Organization protocols. But what if you think you have caught the coronavirus? Local physicians have been using low costing hydroxychloroquine (plaquinol) and ivermectin. Tocilizumab (actemra) is a high cost pharmaceutical that is used for patients in serious conditions, also remdesivir, an antiviral. After a first whirlwind learning curve in treating patients, there are now treatments that are showing high efficacy. The largest private hospital in Puerto Plata is betting...
  • Spain’s former king Juan Carlos goes into ‘forced exile after being caught up in corruption scandal’

    08/04/2020 8:35:33 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 16 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | 4 Aug 2020 | Kiro Evans
    SPAIN'S former King Juan Carlos I has fled the country after becoming embroiled in a corruption scandal. The ex-head of state, 82, made the announcement in a letter to his son Felipe, the current king, amid an investigation by the Spanish Supreme Court into his alleged dealings in Saudi Arabia. It is an embarrassing exit for the monarch who reigned for almost 40 years until 2014, when he voluntarily handed over the reins to King Felipe.
  • Sex Traffickers Sentenced to Combined 81 Years in Prison

    07/28/2020 5:09:34 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 10 replies ^ | July 28, 2020 | U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Six defendants have been sentenced to a combined 81 years in prison for their respective roles in the sex trafficking of a minor victim and an adult victim at multiple locations in Northern Virginia and Maryland in 2018 and 2019.“Sex traffickers often prey upon the most vulnerable victims in our society and intentionally exploit those vulnerabilities,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “The damage inflicted upon children through this form of sexual exploitation is immeasurable. The victim—survivors are subject to multiple forms of mental, physical, and emotional trauma, the scars...
  • 12:45pm Tomorrow – President Trump Participates in a Ceremonial Swearing-in of the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe…

    05/25/2020 9:48:55 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    Tomorrow morning ends the tenure of Richard “Ric” Grenell as the acting Director of National Intelligence. At 12:15pm DNI John Ratcliffe will be sworn-in [LINK] and the declassification/sunlight baton will be passed to senate confirmed DNI John Ratcliffe. On the topic of the FBI capture and use of the December 29, 2016, Flynn-Kislyak phone call… First we had a hunch; then it became a suspicion… that evolved into a likelihood… that has now become a strong probability. The capture of the December 29th phone call, which generated the raw “CR cuts“, was an FBI summary, modified for a specific interpretation....
  • The Railroading of Michael Flynn

    05/23/2020 6:20:17 AM PDT · by billorites · 21 replies
    Commentary ^ | June 2020 | Eli Lake
    In their final encounter during the transition following the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s incoming national-security adviser surprised Barack Obama’s outgoing national-security adviser. Susan Rice writes in her memoir that the Michael Flynn she was dealing with had nothing in common with the firebrand she had watched leading a “lock her up” chant against Hillary Clinton at the Republican National Convention a few months earlier. Flynn, a retired general and the former head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, was respectful and subdued, eager for her advice. When Rice extended her hand and wished him the best of luck, Flynn asked her...
  • Dan Bongino offers two shocking theories about the target on Flynn’s back

    05/19/2020 5:15:20 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 19 May, 2020 | Andrea Widburg
    Dan Bongino has come up with a knock-your-socks-off theory about why Flynn’s December 29, 2016, telephone call with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak didn’t need unmasking. He also offers a surprising twist on the charging papers against Flynn, something that may expose the DOJ's con on the court. A lot of people noticed something interesting in the newly released list showing Obama-era people unmasking Flynn communications: No one unmasked Flynn’s call with Kislyak. There were no unmaskings between December 28 and January 4. The next unmasking, on January 5, took place after Comey had admitted that he already knew about the...
  • Dominican Republic flag raised at Springfield City Hall

    03/06/2020 3:41:09 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 3 replies
    News ^ | February 2020 | News
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The flag of the Dominican Republic was raised over Springfield City hall Saturday afternoon honoring the growing Dominican community here in western Massachusetts.
  • Phoenician ship completes Atlantic voyage [crew is pretty old now]

    02/08/2020 10:08:12 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 72 replies
    Lyme Regis ^ | February 7th, 2020 | Francesca Evans
    The replica of a wooden Phoenician ship, which visited Lyme Regis last year, has completed its 6,000 mile voyage across the Atlantic. The Phoenicia visited Lyme Regis last July before setting out on its voyage from the old port of Carthage, Tunisia, in September. It called in at Cadiz (Spain), Essaouira (Morocco), Tenerife (Canary Islands) and Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic) before arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at the Coral Ridge Yacht Club on Thursday, February 4... The ship's trans-Atlantic voyage was part of the Phoenicians Before Columbus Expedition, designed, with the help of the US-based Phoenician International Research Center, to...
  • Tourist deaths in Dominican Republic were due to natural causes: FBI

    10/19/2019 1:35:36 PM PDT · by Menehune56 · 75 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | 10/19/2019 | Ella Torres
    Toxicology tests done by the FBI have confirmed that three American tourists found dead this spring in the Dominican Republic died of natural causes, the U.S. State Department said. The results were consistent with the findings of local authorities, according to a statement from the State Department on Friday... Schaup-Werner died of respiratory failure and pulmonary edema, according to the hotel. An autopsy performed on Holmes and Day determined that they died of the same causes, according to the Dominican Republic National Police.
  • 4 Homeless Men Beaten to Death with Pipe in New York City

    10/05/2019 11:20:32 PM PDT · by Texan4Life · 17 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 5 OCT 2019 | Brietbart News
    A homeless man wielding a long metal pipe rampaged through New York City early Saturday attacking other homeless people who were sleeping, killing four and leaving a fifth with serious injuries, police said. A 24-year-old suspect was in custody but has yet to be charged. Police recovered the weapon that was still in the suspect’s hands when he was arrested, officials said.