[OP-ED]: The worst day in the history of US soccer

 10/17/2017 - 16:44
Many defined it as the worst day in the history of US soccer. And it was. It is also true that Panama was awarded a score that did not cross the goal line, but it is also true that the final score at Trinidad and Tobago reaffirmed the saying: “Things that do not start right do not finish right”.  EFE

Everything seemed to be finally right after blowing out Panama in Orlando, 4-0. Team USA only needed a tie on the road against a weak Trinidad and Tobago team that had won one of nine qualifying games in the final six-team tournament to secure at least a wild card spot for Russia 2018. In fact, even a loss could get the Americans in the World Cup if either Panama or Honduras did not win…

'Menergy' Gets at The Root of Relationship Abuse

 10/16/2017 - 15:24
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“We’re all trying to grow in wisdom and we’re trying to have the people in our program see that in us; that we’re not thinking of them as ‘other’ than us, but as people who are people, who are trying to work to become better partners, husbands, and fathers.” - Tony Lapp, Co-Director of Menergy


The sweet taste from the South: a gift from Chile to Philadelphia

 10/16/2017 - 13:32
Christina Lista (D) y Miriam Borja-Fisher (I), junto con representantes de la Cámara Chileno-Americana de Comercio de Filadelfia, en el encuentro de comercio Fruittrade, en Casapiedra, Santiago de Chile, 27 de Septiembre del 2017.Yamily Habib/AL DÍA News.

Have you ever wondered where those strawberries in your breakfast come from? Or the papayas, mangoes and pineapples that make fantastic smoothies? We are frequently used to buying fruits without realizing that we have access to some that are not produced in our country or that normally grow in summer and yet we can buy them in winter without a problem. We only notice the label that we must remove - with some nuisance, to be honest - every time we wash it and that timidly reads "Chile".


Catalonia - Spain: The soap opera goes on

 10/16/2017 - 10:17
Demonstration in support of the Catalan independence and the right to a legal referendum in Catalunya. Pamplona, Spain, last October 12, 2017. Photo: EFE-EPA / FILE / Jdiges

In compliance with the deadline set by the Spanish government to announce whether or not to declare independence, Catalan President Carles Puigdemont sent a letter of response to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday asking for dialogue, but he avoided answering the question. Madrid has said it will wait until Thursday to decide whether to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy.


Farewell to Myrtha Castro, a woman who gave everything for the children of North Philly

 10/13/2017 - 11:47
'Titi' Myrtha Castro, co-founder of Amparo de la Niñez. Photo Archive.

The unrelenting community worker, who provided extracurricular education services to thousands of North Philly children for three decades, died last Wednesday of heart complications. AL DÍA News extends its condolences and solidarity to the Castro family.