March 5, 2021

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The 5 news of the weekend


1. Nominated to the Supreme Court

US President Donald Trump nominated Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court on Saturday, a decision that crowns a drastic reorganization of the judiciary that will resonate for a generation. Barret, former secretary to the late Justice Antonin Scalia, said she was “truly honored” by the nomination and aligned herself with Scalia’s conservative legal approach by stating that his “judicial philosophy is mine as well.”

Read more: Trump nominates Amy Coney Barrett for United States Supreme Court

2. Businesses close for violating executive order

Costco is the second largest retailer in the world based on revenue. (GFR Average)

The director of the Office of Investigations of the Department of Health, Jesús Hernández, ordered the closure of several establishments for violations of the executive order that establishes protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The businesses closed were: Kantares Rest Bar and Grill, on Isla Verde Avenue, Sabrina, in Santurce, and the Costco store in Plaza Escorial, in Carolina. In addition, the Colmado Rivera, The New Pollerin and La Cueva del Mojito, all in Hatillo.

Read more: Costco in Plaza Escorial and restaurants in the metropolitan area are closed due to violations of the COVID-19 protocol

3. The island keeps shaking

Data from a seismograph after an earthquake.

Several earthquakes shook the western area of ​​the island over the weekend. On Saturday there were about 14 tremors with magnitudes between 2.5 and 3.6. While on Sunday the ground moved 12 times. The largest movement recorded was of magnitude 4.1 at 12:28 am in the La Parguera area in Lajas.

Read more: Several earthquakes shake the island at dawn

4. Receive historical scholarship

Stephanie silvagnoly

Stephanie Silvagnoly, from the El Tuque neighborhood in Ponce, made history by becoming the first Puerto Rican to be selected at the United States level to receive a full scholarship from the Army to study optometry. “For me, it was always a dream to be a doctor, but I did not know how I was going to achieve it,” said the Ponceña in written statements. A graduate of the Jardines de Ponce High School, Silvagnoly decided to join the Army Reserve “in search of opportunities for professional and personal development.”

Read more: Ponceña becomes the first Puerto Rican to receive a full scholarship from the Army to study optometry

5. The Lakers to the NBA Finals

LeBron James handles the ball against Jerami Grant during the second half of Game 5 of the West final. (Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron James posted a triple-double of 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists, Anthony Davis scored 27 points and the Los Angeles Lakers secured their first pass to the NBA Finals in a decade on Saturday after dispatching 117-107 to Los Angeles. Denver Nuggets in Game 5 of the Western Conference Final. The Lakers now await the outcome of the East final between Miami and Boston.

Read more: LeBron James and the Lakers go to the NBA Finals



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