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Weird! radio waves, not that weird after all

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SAN JUAN (Puerto Rico Buzz) – Less than a week ago, Abel Méndez, an astrobiology professor at the University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo Campus, could not hold back the announcement that he had found a deep space signal.

Turns out, soon after, the signal was likely to be a couple of satellite transmissions.

Sources tell the Puerto Rico Buzz, that allegedly Mr. Méndez has a habit of self-promotion with little or no results.

“He’s not well respected in the science community,” said one source. We’re not even sure what the so-called planetary lab represents or if the claims are verified by the scientific community.

Eric Lagadec, an astrophysicist at the Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur in France, suggested on Twitter that Mr. Mendéz was using “alt science” in order to get funding for his projects.

We heard some strange sound using infrared cameras, what could it be? (not sure aliens yet!) #altscience @ProfAbelMendez announcement soon!,” said Lagadec on twitter. He suggested that Mr. Méndez was using an Apple II desktop computer to analyze the alternative science data.

To other astronomers, the process of informing the public about science is important, but passing alternative science as verifiable science, is bad.

“Making the science process known is good. Buzzing on the less probable hypothesis on uncalibrated data is bad. #Ross128 #altscience,” said Miguel Montargés, an astronomy fellow at the Institut d’ Astronomie, Universté Catholique in Belgium.

Mr. Méndez took to Twitter to defend himself of the allegations.

The radio waves Mr. Méndez dubbed as “weird!,” are nothing more than possible reflections off satellites orbiting in geostationary orbit, according to his press release.

Weird! is not weird. Waiting another week to release this sensational information may have saved the science community some flack.

 

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Puerto Rico is Open for Tourists

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Travelocity® and Expedia Media Solutions®, in collaboration with the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, are ramping up efforts to help shift public perception of the situation in Puerto Rico, this week.

Puerto Rico has always been a popular destination for travelers, as well as a fantastic, long-term partner, and we jumped at the chance to work with Travelocity to support the Puerto Rico Tourism Company,” said Wendy Olson Killion, global senior director for Expedia Media Solutions. “The collaborative campaign will ensure new and repeat visitors know Puerto Rico is again open for tourism, and that tourism will positively impact the island’s economy and contribute to recovery efforts.”

Approximately 68,000 locals are employed in the tourism sector, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council. With this importance to the economy, the simple and enjoyable act of visiting Puerto Rico can make a huge difference. For more information on the Island, travelers can also visit SeePuertoRico.com.

“We are thrilled to have our Travelocity and Expedia partners join in spreading the word that the Island is, in fact, open for tourism,” said Carla Campos, acting executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company. “It is with pride and hospitality, traits that characterize our people, that we welcome visitors with open arms, because coming to visit us is the best way to support us right now.”

The campaign, which was donated on behalf of Travelocity and Expedia Media Solutions, includes on site advertising placements, a dedicated page highlighting the hotels and resorts that are open for business in Puerto Rico, and useful content about the country on the Travelocity “Inspire” blog.

Travelocity is offering $150 off a $1500 package booking with code CARIBNOW from now until February 6th, 2018 for travel between now and September 16th, 2018. For full terms and conditions visit http://travelocity.us/PuertoRico.

SOURCE Travelocity

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Rosselló Asks Police Officers to Return to Work

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Gov. Ricardo Rosselló asked members of the Puerto Rico Police Department to return to work, Jan. 8.

The massive absenteeism of police officers has been largely attributed to the lack of overtime pay in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, but some say it goes back even further.

“I ask of any partner of the uniformed force that is not attending [work]at this moment – I ask of them to return,” said Rosselló. It’s not just about giving a message about a series of initiatives, but it’s a matter of safety for our people.

Rosselló is currently evaluating how police officers that missed work, will be reprimanded.

“We’re establishing which administrative measures will take place,” said Rosselló. There’s a lot of information that needs to be gathered.

At times, approximately 8,000 police officers have missed worked, out of about 14,000 islandwide.

Police union representatives have said that police officers are using their sick and holiday time available.

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Watch Carmen Yulín Suck Up a Load of Bribe Cash

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Buzz) – Here we go again. Another Carmen Yulín appearance on The Simpsons.

Spoiler alert: Donald Trump tries to bribe Robert Mueller with a room full of cash. Mueller leaves.

Then Carmen Yulín walks into the room dressed as a housemaid before revealing her usual “comandante de la revolución” outfit.

Yulín then pulls out a vacuum cleaner to suck up the loads of American cold-hard-cash bribe money.

Mueller Meets Trump, Season 29

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