Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Dominicans In The News

 28-year old Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford has been chosen to represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Stars game on 15 February 2015 in New York City along with teammates Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague. This is the third time Horford has been chosen for the game (also in 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 seasons). 

Puerto Plata-born Horford has been selected as the Eastern Conference player of the week twice this season. Standing 6'10, Horford has helped the Hawks to 17 straight wins and a 38-8 record, the second-best in the NBA.  

Horford has played in the Dominican national basketball team since 2008. He is married to Amelia Vega, the Dominican Republic's only Miss Universe.
Dominicans Dascha Polanco (Dayanara Diaz), Jessica Pimentel (Maria Ruiz), Selenis Leyva (Gloria Mendoza), Jackie Cruz (Flaca) and Diane Guerrero (Maritza Ramos) are part of the cast of Orange is the New Black TV show that shared the SAG Awards for outstanding performance in a comedy series announced on Sunday, 25 January 2015. The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards honor the best achievements in film and television performances in 2014. 
The series was nominated alongside ABC's Modern Family, CBS' The Big Bang Theory, HBO's Veep and Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 


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