The Daily Populous

Wednesday August 15th, 2018 day edition

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The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since Hurricane Maria.

Power has been restored to all of Puerto Rico for the first time since Hurricane Maria struck nearly 11 months ago, officials said Tuesday.

The island's electric utility announced that crews working in the southern city of Ponce reconnected the last neighborhood that had been offline since the Sept. 20 storm knocked out the U.S. territory's power grid.

Ponce resident Charlie Colon Nazario told El Nuevo Dia that he was looking forward to no longer having to use a generator to light his house.

"No more lamps, no more candles, no more extension cords," he said as about two dozen power workers completed the connection to his home.

Utility crews used a helicopter to replace wooden power poles knocked down in the storm with steel ones that officials hope will do a better job staying up during future storms.

Power company spokesman Gerardo Quinones said that some individual homes around Puerto Rico may still be without power because of repairs residents need to make and that the island of Vieques continues to rely on generators. »

8 things you didn’t know about Frank Sinatra

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Blue and not breathing, the doctor laid him on the counter while he attended to Sinatra’s mother.

It was only when his grandmother picked up the newborn, ran him under cold water and slapped his back that Sinatra started breathing.

As an adult, Sinatra wore makeup to hide the scars, but he still reportedly hated being photographed on his left side. »

Cubans cheer as internet goes nationwide for a day

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State-run telecommunications monopoly ETECSA announced the trial, with Tuesday marking the first time internet services were available nationwide.

On the streets of Havana, mobile users said they were happy about the day of free internet, even as some complained that connectivity was notably slower than usual.

The government has not yet said how much most Cubans would pay for mobile internet, or when exactly sales of the service will begin. »

People who are more receptive to ‘pseudo-profound bullshit’ are less likely to donate to charity

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People who are impressed by seemingly profound statements that are actually nonsensical tend to be less charitable, suggests new research published in PLOS One.

“We find that people who are good at distinguishing the actually profound from the pseudo-profound are more prosocial.”.

The study, “Bullshit-sensitivity predicts prosocial behavior“, was authored by Arvid Erlandsson, Artur Nilsson, Gustav Tinghög, and Daniel Västfjäll. »

Are carrots really good for your eyesight?

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To ease kids' suspicion of vegetables, parents often feed them the adage that carrots will spare them from corrective vision care.

But is there any truth to the commonly held belief that carrots are good for your eyes?.

Carrots contain beta-carotene, a substance that the body converts to vitamin A, an important nutrient for eye health. »