June 13, 2021

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The 5 news of the weekend


1. Farewell with honors

Police officers Eliezer Hernández Cartagena and Luis Salamán Conde were posthumously promoted to the rank of sergeants in an emotional farewell ceremony last Saturday. In the midst of their pain, relatives of the murdered uniformed men thanked the people for all the expressions of solidarity and also called on the citizens to support and respect the police in their work.

Read more: Emotional farewell to the two murdered municipal agents: “Their sacrifice will never be forgotten”

2. Nominees for the eclipse

FILE – Jockey John Velazquez rides Authentic to win the 146th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Belmont Stakes winner Tiz the Law won’t run in next month’s Preakness, spoiling what would have been a highly anticipated rematch with Kentucky Derby winner Authentic. The Preakness on Oct. 3 at Pimlico concludes this year’s reconfigured Triple Crown series, which was run out of order because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo / Jeff Roberson, File) (Jeff Roberson)

Puerto Rican riders Irad Ortiz, Jr. and John Velázquez, along with Dominican Joel Rosario, are the three finalists for the 2020 Eclipse award in the First Rider category, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced on Saturday. The winners of this and the other categories will be announced in a virtual ceremony on January 28 from Florida. Another Puerto Rican, Alexander Crispín, was nominated as a finalist in the category of apprentice riders.

Read more: Finalists for the 2020 Eclipse award: Puerto Rican riders Irad Ortiz, Jr. and John Velázquez

3. Violate order

Activity in the Montehiedra parking lot.
Activity in the Montehiedra parking lot.

The authorities intervened on Saturday night, with a massive activity that took place in the parking lot of The Outlets in Montehiedra, in violation of the executive order that seeks to reduce the transmission of COVID-19. Personnel from the Health Department and the Police arrived at the scene to evacuate the area.

Read more: Authorities intervene with massive activity in the Montehiedra parking lot

4. He will swear in the vice president

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris speaks Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo / Andrew Harnik)

The elected vice president of the United States, Kamala Harris, will be sworn in next Wednesday with the help of Judge Sonia Sotomayor, the first Hispanic magistrate of the federal Supreme Court, reported this Saturday an adviser to Joe Biden’s running mate. This plan seeks to underline the historic moment that will be the inauguration of Harris, who will be the first female vice president of the United States, as well as the first woman of black race and Asian roots to reach the White House.

Read more: Judge Sonia Sotomayor will swear in Kamala Harris

5. Powerball prize increases to $ 730 million

Ticket to play Powerball.
Ticket to play Powerball.

The Powerball jackpot grew to an estimated $ 730 million after no one matched all five numbers and the red ball in the drawing on Saturday. If a lottery player wins big in the next Powerball drawing on Wednesday, it would be the fifth largest prize in the United States. Saturday’s numbers were 67, 20, 65, 14, 39 and the Powerball was 02.

Read more: Powerball prize increases to $ 730 million



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