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The Dominican Sun
"Daily Dominican Republic News in English Since 2004"
Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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More about the new Miss Dominican Republic
Story Text & Photos © 2012 by DR1 Apr 28 2012 01:31AM
DR1 - Runner-up Dulcita Lieggi was crowned Miss Dominican Republic candidate for Miss Universe at the AMG Cafe of Auto Ozama, local reps for Mercedes Benz, one of the pageant`s sponsors. The 22-year old replaces Carlina Duran, who was dethroned after it was confirmed she had been married. Miss Universe rules call for candidates to never have been married. The first runner-up now is Carolyn Hawa (Santiago), second runner-up Alondra Pena Pachedo (Peravia) and third is Luz Quezada Baez (San Jose de Ocoa) who will represent the DR in other pageants. In a press release, the former Miss DR Carlina Duran attributed her decision to break the rule to "inexperience", and stated that she humbly accepts the decision and wishes Lieggi the best of success. She committed to continue making the social contributions she had undertaken when crowned. According to El Caribe, Lieggi Francisco, who was born in Santo Domingo on 19 May 1989, is an advertising and communications graduate from UNIBE and has worked as a model and actress. Her most recent was a short film where she played the role of Maria Montez. She recently participated in a reality show by Frank Perozo, "De la calle al cine," that will soon be released. In 2009 and 2011 she competed in Miss Italia nel Mondo, a pageant for Italian expats or children of Italian parents. She is the daughter of the late Marino Lieggi from Mola di Bari, Italy. Her mother, Dulce Francisco, is from Puerto Plata. She speaks Italian, English and Spanish. Read original at DR1.

  

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DR Weather at Midnight on April 21, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 21 2014 04:29AM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 91 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM last night. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 25 mph seen at 4PM yesterday afternoon at Santiago Intl A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 11% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 38. Cloud cover totaled 49%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28AM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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DRSol Evening Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 23:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 91 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, the last in El Catey Intl at 6PM this evening. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 9 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 25 mph seen at 4PM this afternoon at Santiago Intl A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 13% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 50%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 7:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Lunchtime Weather Report on this April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 16:29PM
The Dominican Sun - Across the Dominican Republic in the last 24 hours the highest observed temperature by DRSol was 90 at Puerto Plata In. The coolest reading came from Santiago Intl A with an overnight low of 72. A few spotty light to moderate rain showers were reported, and rain is being observed right now as well at El Catey Intl and Caucedo/De Las. Skies were generally partly cloudy. Winds are averaging 10 mph from the SE, with a peak gust to 23 mph seen at 12PM this afternoon at La Romana Int. A. By the Numbers DR cities reported rain 12% of the time, and thunderstorms 0%. Average reported rainfall intensity on a scale of 0 to 100 was 36. Cloud cover totaled 46%. Click above to view summaries for the last week or last month. Last updated at 12:28PM. Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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Morning Weather Summary for April 20, 2014
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
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USGS Detects Minor Earthquake in the DR
Story Text & Photos © 2014 by The Dominican Sun Apr 20 2014 13:59PM
The Dominican Sun - The United States Geological Survey (USGS) has just reported observing a minor earthquake in the Dominican Republic at 4:02 AST. Preliminary measurements give the quake a magnitude of 2. 5. The quake`s epicenter was located in the Mona Passage at latitude 18. 154N and longitude 67. 365W at a depth of 10. 87 miles. The earthquake occured at 4:02pm local time on Sunday. For detailed maps and information visit www. earthquakecloudpredictions. com Read original at The Dominican Sun.

  

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