June 13, 2016 |
Why would anyone walk hundreds of miles across the north of Spain? Well, since the Middle Ages, millions of people have walked the Camino de Santiago de Compostela (The Way of St. James), a pilgrimage trail dedicated to the apostle. Pilgrims from all over Europe made the trek to pay homage at the tomb of St. James in the cathedral in Santiago. The traditional route (the French Way) starts in the Pyrenees Mountains and continues for about 500 miles. In modern times, about 200,000 people walk the camino every year, with many different motivations.
July 10, 2015 |
The Union seem impressed with their latest trialist, but whether they sign the 22-year-old Chilean free agent, Santiago Dittborn, remains to be seen. Dittborn, an attacking midfielder with a strong left foot - something the Union, or any team, could surely use - has earned six caps with the Chilean senior national team and is with the Union all week. "It is only three days he has been with us and it is still early but he has been impressive," Union coach Jim Curtin said of Dittborn.
February 6, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA boxing legend Bernard Hopkins was 23 when he landed his first professional fight. Rising star Danny Garcia, of North Philly, was 19 years. On Friday, night, 17-year-old Milton "El Santo" Santiago, of Warminster, will make his pro debut. Santiago is taking on Moses Molina at the National Guard Armory on Southampton Road in Northeast Philadelphia. Pennsylvania does not allow fighters under 18 to become professionals, but the State Athletic Commission waived the rule on the grounds that Santiago boasts a 184-12 amateur record.
February 1, 2014 |
Paulina García is on screen for just about every frame of Gloria , Chile's official Academy Awards entry for best foreign-language film. (It didn't make the final cut of five - a shame.) The actress inhabits the title role, bringing this fiftysomething woman alive in ways that are haunting and raw. As a divorced office worker, with a grown son and daughter busy with their own lives, García's Gloria frequents clubs, dancing to disco, drinking and smoking, occasionally meeting a man and spending the night with him. Back in her apartment, she eats and sleeps and shoos out a pesky hairless cat that belongs to a neighbor.
July 12, 2013 |
TOMORROW, Phillies fans will see a young White Sox lefthander who throws a mean screwball. And if the pitch looks a bit familiar, well . . . "They made me watch tapes of Tug McGraw when I was learning to throw it," Hector Santiago said yesterday before boarding a plane for Philly where he will start opposite John Lannan tomorrow afternoon. "No one throws it anymore. " The Phillies, he said, can expect him to throw the screwy pitch early and often. "I had a lot of success with it in my last game," he said, "so I think they'll see it more than any other team this season.
November 4, 2012 |
SANTIAGO, Chile - Manzana! Manzana! ("Apple! Apple!") This was the sudden hue and cry in the Santiago airport when I arrived in Chile this summer, semi-delirious after traveling about 18 hours with a big fat Fuji in my purse that I had forgotten to eat. This violated every international law against agricultural imports, and all at once there were several officers, many documents, and much stamping of same until I was finally released without a...
June 14, 2012 |
When Fabian Santiago was a freshman, he was a speedy 100-meter runner who couldn't see past the finish line. "If you asked him to run 110 meters, it wasn't going to happen," Oakcrest coach Les Petty said. Santiago thought of himself as a future football star in those days. Track was just something he did to get in shape for his main sport in the fall. By the spring of his sophomore year, Santiago was fast enough to win the 100 meters at the Group 4 state championships.
March 29, 2012 |
Glen McDaniel, the Philadelphia tow-truck driver convicted Wednesday of using his vehicle to murder a rival driver in September 2010, did catch one break: He was found not guilty of causing an accident involving death or personal injury. But that was only because Common Pleas Court Judge Jeffrey Minehart said that what McDaniel did to Ray Santiago, also of Philadelphia, was no accident. Minehart then sentenced McDaniel, 27, to spend the rest of his life in state prison without parole after finding him guilty of first-degree murder for repeatedly running over Santiago.
October 7, 2011 |
EMILIO Estevez's oddball road movie, "The Way," does not have a moneymaking bone in its body, and I mean that in a good way. It's a true indie, financed outside the system, promoted via an old-fashioned barnstorming tour by Estevez and his dad, Martin Sheen, who are riding around the U.S. in a bus, hosting promotional screenings. The whole thing is a family affair - the idea came from one of Estevez's own sons who, while living in Spain, learned of the ritual of the Camino de Santiago - an 800-kilometer spiritual pilgrimage through the Pyrenees and Basque region of Spain.
September 30, 2011 |
A search began Thursday evening for a 75-year-old woman last seen at her home in the Oxford Circle section of Philadelphia. Carmen Santiago, who has Alzheimer's, is a 4-foot-10, 140-pound Hispanic woman with brown hair, and salt-and-pepper hair. She may be wearing a navy blue top and blue pants. She lives in 6600 block of Roosevelt Boulevard, near Magee Avenue, and was known to frequent the area near Cottman Avenue and the boulevard. Her absence was noticed shortly after 7 p.m. If anyone knows of her whereabouts, contact Northeast Detectives at 215-686-3153 or call 911. Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or firstname.lastname@example.org .