Intensa Práctica en el CIX

Mar 26, 2013

Intensa práctica en el CIX

Xoloitzcuintles mentalizados en la Fecha 12 de la LIGA MX-Clausura 2013

Tijuana, Baja California._ El Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente se prepara para la reanudación de la LIGA XM-Clausura 2013 y este lunes 25 de Marzo el equipo dirigido por Antonio Mohamed entrenó en el Centro de Iniciación Xoloitzcuintles con miras a la Fecha 12 del certamen nacional en la que visitará al Club Deportivo Toluca el próximo sábado 30 de Julio (17:00 horas del Centro) en la cancha del Estadio Nemesio Díez.
Con una intensa sesión de trabajo físico y con práctica de futbol en espacios reducidos los Xoloitzcuintles se ejercitaron en el CIX. El conjunto fronterizo se mentaliza también para la doble actividad en la próxima semana, en la que también volverá a la competencia internacional en la Fecha 5 de la Copa Bridgestone Libertadores de América 2013, con la visita al Club San José Oruro de Bolivia en acciones del Grupo 5 de la competencia.
Gran ánimo y entusiasmo se vive en el entorno del Campeón del Futbol Mexicano y el objetivo de conseguir mantenerse partido a partido en zona de clasificación a Liguilla en ambos torneos es el principal motivo del esfuerzo y entrega que se palpa en cada entrenamiento del equipo fronterizo.
Los Xoloitzcuintles continuarán con los entrenamientos este martes en la Frontera.

JUVENILES EN ACCIÓN VS CD TOLUCA
Los partidos de las divisiones juveniles Sub17 y Sub20 entre el Club Deportivo Toluca y el Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente en el Torneo Nacional Juvenil LIGA MX-Clausura 2013 también se disputarán el día sábado 30 de Marzo.
La actividad iniciará a las 9:00 horas con la acción del juego Sub17, en tanto el partido de los Sub20 será a las 12:45 horas. Para mayor información visita el portal oficial del Club Tijuana: www.xolos.com.mx

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Alegría Xoloitzcuintle

Mar 26, 2013

Alegría Xoloitzcuintle

Cerca de 500 seguidores conviven con los Xoloitzcuintles

Tijuana, Baja California._ Una tarde llena de emociones y alegría vivieron cerca de 500 aficionados en la firma de autógrafos que organizaron el Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente y Coca Cola este jueves 22 de marzo en el estacionamiento de Calimax Río. La convivencia inició a las 16:00 horas y contó con la agradable presencia de Javier Gandolfi, Edgar Castillo, Bruno Piceno, Daniel Márquez, Antonio Madueña, Sergio Vega y la mascota oficial del Club Tijuana, el “XoloMayor”.

Estupendo ambiente se vivió en la firma de autógrafos, donde cientos de seguidores tuvieron la oportunidad de convivir con los jugadores, tomarse fotografías, así como de recibir autógrafos por parte de los mismos y del ¨XoloMayor¨, quien convivió con los pequeñines aficionados que se dieron cita en la agradable convivencia.

Claudia García, representante de Mercadotecnia Coca Cola se mostró contenta con la gran respuesta de la afición de los Canes Aztecas. ¨Nosotros somos una empresa que trata de transmitir los valores de la convivencia y de la amistad a la gente. Acercar a un equipo tan importante para la ciudad es una manera de corresponderle a la afición lo que ha hecho por nosotros¨, señaló la representante de Coca Cola.

Con este evento el Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente reafirman el compromiso con la afición fronteriza, quienes en todo momento no dudan en apoyar y alentar al conjunto Rojinegro.

En tanto, los Canes Aztecas continúan con la preparación previa al duelo ante Deportivo Toluca en duelo correspondiente a la Fecha 12 del Torneo Clausura 2013 – Liga MX mismo que se llevará a cabo el próximo sábado 30 de marzo en el Estadio Nemesio Diez en punto de las 16:00 horas (tiempo del Pacífico). Para mayor información visita el portal oficial del Club Tijuana: www.xolos.com.mx

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Boletaje Agotado para el Clásico

Mar 26, 2013

Agradeciendo a la afición la acostumbrada alta demanda por los boletos para asistir al Clásico Nacional entre Chivas y América, programado para el domingo 31 de marzo en el Estadio Omnilife, Club Deportivo Guadalajara les informa que el boletaje se ha agotado.

Club Deportivo Guadalajara desea informarles la manera en que fue desplazado el boletaje, con la finalidad de dejar clara la forma en que fue vendido el aforo con el que cuenta el Estadio Omnilife.

– El aforo disponible total es de 41,438 butacas sin considerar las butacas de Palcos.

– Existen 12,060 butacas con derecho de uso prepagado, que son: Multianuales 7,095 butacas, Chivabonos 2,527 butacas, Chivabonos patrocinadores 2,112 butacas, y Chivabonos Exsocios del Club Guadalajara 326 butacas.

– Adicional a estas butacas, se manejan en todos los partidos, 1,805 cortesías, destacando las siguientes:

*Medios de comunicación 470 butacas.
*Jugadores de Fuerzas Básicas 351 butacas
*Jugadores de Primera División 224 butacas
*Club Visitante 500 butacas
*Campeonísimos 30 butacas y otros 230 butacas.

– La suma de ambos conceptos, es de 13,865 butacas, que equivale a la asistencia mínima comprometida en los partidos de Chivas en este momento, lo cual da un disponible para venta de 27,573 butacas, que son las que normalmente se ponen a la venta partido tras partido.

– De los 27,573 butacas disponibles, se han vendido de la siguiente manera:

*1,766 butacas, que por reglamento los jugadores y cuerpo técnico de Chivas tienen derecho
*1,200 butacas asignadas a Staff y distribuidores Omnilife
*1,000 butacas asignadas a las escuelas participantes al torneo de franquicias, a llevarse a cabo la próxima semana en Guadalajara y donde se espera una asistencia de 10 mil personas
*Medios de comunicación 200 butacas
*Patrocinadores de Chivas 350 butacas.

– La asignación directa, como se menciona en el párrafo anterior, asciende a 4,516 butacas, liberando para venta adicional 23,057 butacas.

– En esta ocasión, como fue publicado en semanas anteriores, pusimos a la venta el Paquete Clásico, que incluía el partido vs Pachuca y el Clásico, donde la afición respondió apoyando ambos partidos, comprando 9,710 paquetes.

– Hemos realizado el apartado publicado de la zona de grupos de animación de Chivas por 1,058 butacas y 300 butacas en distinta zona para el grupo de animación visitante: para el caso de la venta a nuestros grupos de animación, haremos la venta como se planeó a los integrantes a precio lleno (sin descuento) a los integrantes que hayan logrado acreditarse, informando que en caso de sobrantes en esta zona, saldrán a la venta estas butacas al público en general, previo aviso a la afición.

– Con lo anterior, hemos dejando para venta final 11,989 butacas.

– Como en ocasiones anteriores, le hemos dado prioridad de preventa a los dueños de butacas multianual y chivabonos, dándoles la oportunidad de comprar en preventa exclusiva 1,800 butacas.

– El resto de las butacas, han sido puestas a la venta a partir del sábado 23 de marzo por Internet, y el lunes 24 en los 7 puntos de venta acostumbrados, mas una taquilla habilitada en el Estadio Jalisco, en la búsqueda de beneficiar ese tradicional punto de venta.

– Como se esperaba, el boletaje fue agotado este mismo lunes.

Del tema de palcos, queremos indicar lo siguiente:

– El aforo total del Estadio Omnilife es de 333 palcos en los dos niveles (3,903 butacas), de los cuales, se ha otorgado el derecho de uso en esquema multianual de 235 palcos, con lo cual existen 98 palcos susceptibles de renta, de los cuales 45 ya fueron rentados para este partido, quedando disponibles 53 palcos.

Reglas de venta:

Para tribuna superior, siempre se aplicó la regla de no más de 2 boletos por persona y de 4 boletos por persona en tribuna inferior; esta regla fue aplicada inclusive para el Staff y distribuidores de Omnilife.

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Gay-marriage case comes to U.S. Supreme Court; Definition-of-marriage, right-to-marry arguments to be heard

Mar 26, 2013

LOS ANGELES – Southland supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage will focus their attention on the U.S. Supreme Court today as it hears arguments on Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved measure restricting marriages to unions between a man and a woman.

Proposition 8 was enacted by voters in 2008 but was deemed unconstitutional last year by a federal appeals court panel, which found the initiative was at odds with U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment guaranteeing equal protection under the law.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on the issue today, with a decision likely by June.

Dozens of same-sex marriage supporters held a candlelight vigil outside Los Angeles City Hall Sunday night in advance of the arguments.

The Rev. Susan Russell from All Saints Church in Pasadena, which helped organize the vigil, said the marriage issue is about “the power of God’s inclusive love.”

“And it is a deep honor to stand with those around the country who are stepping up and speaking out to end discrimination against LGBT people and their families and take another step closer to making liberty and justice for all really mean ‘all.”‘

More vigils are scheduled for Tuesday night outside Long Beach City Hall and at the federal courthouse in Santa Ana.

Opponents of same-sex marriage will also be watching the proceedings closely.

Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com and an opponent of same-sex marriage, said the U.S. Supreme Court’s review of Prop 8 goes beyond the issue of marriage.

“This case is as much about the survival of our Republic as it is about natural marriage between a man and a woman,” Thomasson said. “We are a constitutional government that abides by written laws and their original meanings. A republic under the thumb of judges who act like kings has ceased to be a republic.

“The unchanging laws of nature require two distinct sexes for humans — male and female,” he said. “… In contrast, homosexual behavior is neither natural nor healthy, and doesn’t qualify for marriage, which requires one man and one woman, no more, no less.”

In March 2000, California voters approved Prop. 22, which specified in state law that only marriages between a man and a woman are valid in California. But in May of 2008, the state Supreme Court ruled the law was unconstitutional because it discriminated against gays, and an estimated 18,000 same-sex couples got married in the ensuing months.

Opponents of same-sex marriage quickly got Prop. 8 on the November 2008 ballot to amend the state constitution, and it was approved by a margin of 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent. The approval was followed by statewide protests and lawsuits challenging Prop. 8’s legality.

In May 2009, the California Supreme Court upheld Prop. 8, but also ruled that the unions of roughly 18,000 same-sex couples who were wed in 2008 prior to its passage would remain valid.

Same-sex marriage supporters took their case to federal court, and U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker ruled in August 2010 that Proposition 8 “both unconstitutionally burdens the exercise of the fundamental right to marry and creates an irrational classification on the basis of sexual orientation.”

Backers of Proposition 8 — ProtectMarriage.com — appealed to the 9th Circuit, because then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and then-Attorney General Jerry Brown declined to do so. The appellate court heard arguments in 2011, but put a decision on hold while it awaited the state Supreme Court’s ruling on the ability of Prop. 8 backers to press the case forward.

Once the state Supreme Court decided that Prop. 8 supporters had legal standing, the 9th Circuit moved ahead with its consideration of the case, hearing more arguments last December on a motion by Prop. 8 backers asking that Vaughn’s ruling be thrown out because the judge was in a long-term same-sex relationship that he had not disclosed.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled last year that the proposition’s primary impact was to “lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California.”

“It stripped same-sex couples of the ability they previously possessed to obtain and use the designation of ‘marriage’ to describe their relationships,” according to the court’s decision. “Nothing more, nothing less. Proposition 8 therefore could not have been enacted to advance California’s interests in child-rearing or responsible procreation, for it had no effect on the rights of same-sex couples to raise children or on the procreative practices of other couples.

“Nor did Proposition 8 have any effect on religious freedom or on parents’ rights to control their children’s education; it could not have been enacted to safeguard those liberties.”

In addition to Proposition 8, the U.S. Supreme Court this week will also hear arguments over the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which was enacted in 1996 and defined marriage solely as a union between opposite-sex couples.

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La Universidad Sämann de Jalisco, Campus Tijuana, Rindió un Homenaje

Mar 25, 2013

CAMPUS TIJUANA

UNIVERSIDAD SÄMANN DE JALISCO

 

Tijuana B.C. 21 de Marzo 2013

Tijuana B.C. – En un reconocimiento al trabajo y obra del Lic. Benito Juárez por su legado a los mexicanos mediante las leyes de Reforma, su impulso a la educación, el establecimiento obligatorio del Registro Civil y haber sido el principal promotor de la separación Iglesia – Estado, la Universidad Sämann de Jalisco, Campus Tijuana, rindió un homenaje ayer al Benemérito de las Américas en la explanada de Palacio Municipal.

Este evento encabezado por el Rector Lic. Adalid Pedraza Silva, inició luego de un recorrido ciclista donde participaron unas 600 personas de todas las edades, incluyendo niños, y ya en la explanada coreaban consignas a favor del prócer mexicano; en tanto que el maestro de ceremonias comentó que Don Benito Juárez es recordado como un reformador progresista que dedicó su vida al fortalecimiento de la democracia, la igualdad de derechos para los pueblos indígenas y de la defensa de la soberanía nacional.

Para iniciar el acto cívico, se rindieron los honores al lábaro patrio; siendo la alumna de la licenciatura en Administración Elsa Yareth Ginés Zepeda quien dirigió el Juramento a la Bandera, y posteriormente Felipe Romanillo Urías alumno de la licenciatura de Derecho inició el Himno Nacional, mismo que fue entonado por todos los presentes.

Presentes también en el evento estuvieron el Lic. Hambled González, en representación del secretario del Deporte de Tijuana, y Héctor Cruz director de Desarrollo Social; por parte de la Universidad, entre otros directivos, la Lic. Gabriela Ibarra Yepiz, y el Lic. Josué Mora Gutiérrez; secretaria académica y secretario Administrativo de la Universidad Sämann de Jalisco, Campus Tijuana (USJ-CT) respectivamente.

Durante la intervención de los oradores se resaltaron los principios de esa institución educativa, basados en el respeto a los derechos fundamentales y su creencia de que la educación debe ser laica, libre de toda ideología, siendo ésta la razón principal de rendir un homenaje a Don Benito Juárez, considerado un reformador progresista que dedicó su vida al fortalecimiento de la democracia, y un célebre representante de la política mexicana.

La alumna Noemí Flores Reyes, estudiante de derecho, expresó que la celebración de ese evento cívico es una oportunidad para reafirmar los ideales de don Benito Juárez, el cual consideró un ejemplo de lucha y perseverancia por la que permitió al país salir del atraso y dar legalidad a la vida ciudadana sin importar raza, género, posición económica o religión.

“La historia nos habla de actos de traición, ambición, y corrupción realizados por personas sin conciencia y sin escrúpulos; pero también nos refiere la existencia de Héroes que nacieron en las más difíciles circunstancias y se convirtieron en visionarios para mejorar su contexto con una inteligencia tan clara que, han sido inquebrantables e incorruptibles, a los que la pobreza, la injusticia, la orfandad, la desigualdad, no los hizo huir de la realidad, sino que enfrentaron los grandes retos de la vida y dieron la cara a las miserias existentes”, manifestó la estudiante.

Conminó a que la obra de Don Benito Juárez García no sea olvidada, para que el país no caiga en el retroceso que conduce a la marginación y la discriminación.

Los directivos y funcionarios realizaron una ofrenda floral en el monumento del Benemérito de las Américas, para luego conceder un minuto de aplausos. El Orfeón “Sulali Dorate” dirigido por el tenor Salvador Castro interpretó el Himno a Juárez, y en un acto de participación general, los presentes al evento soltaron globos de color blancos, gritando porras y vivas al ex presidente mexicano y al estado laico, que garantiza la educación pública sin ideologías religiosas.

 

 

Cortesia:Noemi Arce Guillen

 

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Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero en “El Club 700″

Mar 25, 2013

ROBERT “THE GHOST” GUERRERO AND WIFE CASEY APPEAR ON “THE 700 CLUB” WITH PAT ROBERTSON AND TERRY MEEUWSEN

Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (Right), “The 700 Club” host Pat Robertson (Center) and Guerrero’s wife Casey (Left) pose together at the Christian Broadcasting Network in Viriginia Beach, Virginia. Photo Credit: Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions

Virginia Beach, VA (March 25) – Six-Time and Four-Division Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and his wife Casey appeared on the top-rated Christian news and talk program “The 700 Club” today when the couple visited the Christian Broadcasting Network in Virginia Beach, Virginia to discuss Casey’s triumphant battle with cancer and Robert’s May 4, 2013 world title challenge against Eight-Time and Five Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be televised live on Showtime PPV. “The 700 Club” is viewed daily by over one million people nationwide and is one of the longest-running television shows in broadcast history.

“MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero,” a 12-round fight for Mayweather’s WBC Welterweight World Championship, is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions and sponsored by Corona, O’Reilly Auto Parts, AT&T and Star Trek Into Darkness. The mega-event will take place Saturday, May 4 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by SHOWTIME PPV® beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Also featured will be Daniel Ponce de Leon vs. Abner Mares, a 12-round fight for Ponce de Leon’s WBC Featherweight World Championship.

Remaining tickets for “MAY DAY: Mayweather vs. Guerrero” priced at $1,500, $1,250, $800 and $600, not including applicable service charges, are on sale now with a total ticket limit of 10 per person. To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets will also be available for purchase at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

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Chivas USA Golea al Chicago Fire

Mar 25, 2013

Chivas USA 4-1 win vs. Chicago Fire, Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill., 3/24/2013)

· CHICAGO (Sunday, March 24, 2013) – In its first road match of the season, Chivas USA (2-1-1) routed the Chicago Fire (0-3-1), 4-1, Sunday afternoon at Toyota Park, thanks to four second-half scores. Midfielder Edgar “Chore” Mejia and defender Joaquin Velazquez, in their first seasons in MLS, recorded their first goals. Forward Juan Agudelo put the Red-and-White up by two on his second goal on the season, and Chicago added an own-goal on the score line. The Fire’s Patrick Nyarko scored the lone goal for the hosts. With the win, Chivas USA extends its unbeaten streak to three and currently sits in second place in the Western Conference with seven points.

· Chivas USA goalkeeper and captain Dan Kennedy denied the Fire’s attack on a number of plays in the first half. In the eighth and 11th minutes, Kennedy turned away a pair of promising looks by the host side, as he got his hands on a cross from the left side of the box and into the short area. Three minutes later, on the end of a free kick taken from the left seam, the Red-and-White keeper again got his hands on a Chicago header.

· In the 37th minute, midfielder Marvin Iraheta sent a low volley from about 25 yards out over the Chicago defense to a cutting Tristan Bowen, but the forward could not get on the end of the pass for a header attempt inside the box.

· The Rojiblancos defense came up big in the 39th minute when Chris Rolfe had a brief one-on-one breakaway against Kennedy. With defender Bobby Burling closing in on Rolfe from behind, both Chivas players met the midfielder inside the box to break up the threat, and the sides went into the half tied at zero.

· Chivas USA opened the scoring in the 57th minute when midfielder Jorge Villafaña – who came on as a sub to start the second half to make his first appearance of the season – sent a cross from the left into the box. Agudelo gathered the ball and laid off a short pass to Mejia just outside the box. Mejia squared up and unleashed a strike past Chicago keeper Paolo Tornaghi to put the Rojiblancos up 1-0.

· Chicago evened the score at 1-1 in the 64th minute when Sherjill MacDonald hooked up with Nyarko inside the box with a short threaded pass. Maicon Santos was also credited with an assist on the sequence.

· The Red-and-White re-took the lead in the 73rd when Mejia recorded his first MLS career assist off a free kick from the left seam. Mejia sent his shot toward the far post, where Velazquez headed the entry back across the short area and inside the left post to make the score 2-1 – a lead the Rebaño Angelino would not relinquish.

· In the 75th minute, after Chivas USA broke up a free kick threat deep inside Red-and-White territory, Kennedy quickly sent an outlet pass to Villafaña on the left wing. Villafaña pushed the ball up the field and sent a pass over the top to Agudelo, who made his run with a Chicago defender on him. Agudelo brought the pass down near the arc, created enough space to get off a clean shot and beat Tornaghi to his left to go up 3-1.

· Chicago made the match 4-1 in favor of the Rebaño Angelino in the 89th minute on an own-goal by Jalil Anibaba when the defender could not clear out a shot by sub Jose Correa cleanly from inside the box.

Chivas USA returns home to face conference opponent Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Saturday, March 30, with a 7:30 p.m. (PT) kickoff time at The Home Depot Center. The game can be heard in Spanish on W Radio 690 AM. . For more information please visit cdchivasusa.com. Follow us on Twitter @cdchivasusa and Facebook.com/chivasusa.

Chivas USA (2-1-1) vs. Chicago Fire (0-3-1)
March 24, 2013 – Toyota Park

Scoring Summary:
CHV – Edgar Mejia 1 (Juan Agudelo 1) 57
CHI – Patrick Nyarko 1 (Sherjill MacDonald 1, Maicon Santos 1) 64
CHV – Joaquin Velazquez 1 (Edgar Mejia 2) 73
CHV – Juan Agudelo 2 (Jorge Villafaña 1) 75
CHV – Jalil Anibaba (OG) 88

CHIVAS USA – Dan Kennedy ©, Mario de Luna, Joaquin Velazquez, Bobby Burling, Edgar Mejia, Eric Avila, Carlos Alvarez, Marvin Iraheta (Daniel Antunez 62) , Josue Soto (Jorge Villafaña 46), Juan Agudelo, Tristan Bowen (Jose Correa 73)
Subs not used: Tim Melia, Steven Purdy-Ramos, Carlos Borja, Giovani Casillas.

CHICAGO FIRE – Paolo Tornaghi, Wells Thompson, Austin Berry, Jalil Anibaba, Gonzalo Segares, Patrick Nyarko, Jeff Larentowicz, Daniel Paladini (Maicon Santos 62), Chris, Rolfe, Sherjill MacDonald (Quincy Amarikwa 68), Alex (Yazid Atouba 86)
Subs not used: Alec Kann, Hunter Jumper, Logan Pause, Corben Bone.

Misconduct Summary:
CHI – Daniel Paladini (yellow, off the ball foul) 22
CHV – Bobby Burling (yellow, foul) 26
CHV – Tristan Bowen (yellow, foul) 40

Referee: Sorin Stoica
Referee’s Assistants: Anthony Vasoli, James Conlee
Fourth Official: Jorge Gonzalez

Time of Game: 1:51
Weather: Cloudy, 32 degrees

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Evento de Burla Política en beneficio del Diabetes

Mar 22, 2013

Evento de Burla Política en beneficio del Diabetes

La Asociación Americana de Diabetes en los Ángeles organizó un “asado político” para la recaudación de fondos en pro de la cura del diabetes.

Bereavision TV Beverly Hills, CA Marzo 21, 2013.-  La traducción del nombre de este evento llamado “16th Annual Los Angeles Political Roast” es La 16va. Burla Política Anual de Los Ángeles, en honor de Tom LaBonge realizada en Beverly Hills, California un evento humorístico que se realizó en el Hilton de la misma ciudad.

La definición de -Roast, (Asado)-, en la descripción más acertada para este evento es carne asada o critica severa.

Fueron invitados varias personalidades políticas, que aceptaron voluntariamente para ser expuestos al humor sarcástico, cómico colectivo de sus compañeros, su familia y el público en general, con el fin de colectar fondos para la lucha contra el diabetes y hacer que las vidas de los afectados con esta enfermedad sea mejor a cada día.

Como Maestro de Ceremonias –MC-, estuvo el Supervisor del Condado de Los Angeles Zev Yaroslavsky.  Los asados del evento fueron por supuesto el anfitrión  Tom LaBonge, el Alcalde Antonio Villarraigosa, los candidatos a la alcaldía City Controller Wendy Greuel y el Concejal Eric Garcetti (Councilmember), el tema principal fue su vida sexual con la rigurosa regla de contestar en tres segundos.

Chris Schauble de KTLA produjo la entrevista cómica a los aspirantes a la silla de Alcalde con preguntas muy comprometedoras:  ¿Como eliminar el uso de drogas y alcohol en la Alcaldía?, ¿Qué usual es el uso de cocaína en el gobierno de la ciudad?, ¿Cuál seria el salario apropiado para el nuevo Alcalde?, ¿Cuál es el margen de prostitución en la ciudad? Y preguntas similares a estas ¿Cómo ve Usted? Y todo con el buen propósito de reunir fondos para encontrar un antídoto medico para eliminar el diabetes.

“…Pero tú y yo sólo sabemos la verdad, y es momento que el resto de la ciudad sepan también.  Yo choque por que yo estaba mirando tus licras apretadas.  Mis ojos todavía me arden…”, escribió el alcalde Villaraigosa en su carta de felicitación a Tom LaBonge.  En el escenario pusieron una foto del presidente Obama mirando en un televisor al alcalde con cinta adhesiva en la boca y un letrero en ingles –The ‘eyes’ have it? WTF..?

María Vásquez, Especialista de Programas de la Asociación Americana de Diabetes, nos habló del propósito serio de este asadero político presenciado por 900 invitados que se carcajearon hasta mas no poder.  Además de esto María hizo la invitación general al público para asistir a los eventos del ADA.  El Domingo 28 de Abril de 2013 con El Tour de Cura y el sábado 4 de Mayo de 2013 a la Expo de La Asociación Americana de Diabetes un evento que será gratuito para toda la familia.

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5 ex-Bell officials convicted, 1 acquitted in sweeping corruption case

Mar 21, 2013

LOS ANGELES  – Five former Bell city officials were convicted today of misappropriating public funds by accepting exorbitant salaries while representing the small municipality, but jurors acquitted them of some charges and exonerated one former councilman altogether.

Former Mayor Oscar Hernandez and former council members Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabal were each convicted of five counts of misappropriation of public funds and acquitted of five others. Former Councilman George Cole was convicted of two counts and acquitted of two others, while former Councilman Victor Bello was convicted of four counts and acquitted of four others.

Former Councilman Luis Artiga was the only defendant to be completely exonerated, with jurors acquitting him of all 12 counts against him. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy told Artiga, who cried as the verdicts were announced, “You’re free to go, sir.”

“First and foremost, I want to thank my Lord and savior Jesus Christ for setting me free of these false accusations,” Artiga, a pastor, said outside the courtroom as relatives gathered around him in tears.

Artiga told reporters he had been “falsely accused” and said he maintained from the beginning that “the truth was going to set me free.”

“I didn’t go there for the money,” he said.

Artiga’s attorney, George Mgdesyan, told reporters that his client was not on the council when it voted to raise the members’ salaries for their work on various city boards, adding that all his client did was “work hard for the city of Bell.”

The seven-woman, five-man jury was unable to reach verdicts on the remaining counts against the five other defendants, with the panel’s foreman telling Kennedy the jury was split 9-3 on each count — without revealing whether the jury was leaning toward conviction or acquittal.

The judge asked if anything further could be done, noting, “I hate to say further deliberations because you have deliberated and deliberated and deliberated.”

The judge noted that the panel had been involved in “extended deliberations,” with the foreman saying the jury had taken “multiple” votes on the charges on which they had not been able to reach verdicts.

Four of the female jurors indicated, however, that the deadlock might be resolved with some further instructions from the judge. After the lunch break, they sent notes asking for clarification on the laws related to Bell’s Community Housing Authority, whether state law supersedes the city’s charter and further detail on the definition of wrongful intent.

Another juror sent a note in which he wrote that if new information was provided it would not be fair for the Solid Waste Authority — hours after the five defendants were convicted of charges involving payments for service on Bell’s Solid Waste and Recycling Authority. That juror also noted that he questioned himself on information that he felt wasn’t “presented properly,” writing that it “had me on a (doubt).”

The note prompted Cole’s attorney, Ronald Kaye, to ask the judge to individually question the juror about his verdict, saying that it suggested the juror may have had a doubt about the jury’s decision.

The judge responded that jurors had indicated “those were their verdicts” and that she was “not going to re-open verdicts that have been reached.” She said she was “only going to entertain questions for which no verdicts have been entered.”

The jury is due back in court Thursday morning, when the judge is expected to respond to the questions after consulting with attorneys.

Jurors initially got the case Feb. 22, but a juror was replaced Feb. 28 – – with the judge ordering the panel to begin its deliberations anew — after an alternate juror replaced a panelist who acknowledged she had done research on the Internet and talked to her daughter about what she called “the abuse” she suffered from other jurors.

The reconstituted panel was in its 13th day of deliberations when it buzzed at about 10 a.m. to notify the court that it had reached verdicts.

Bello’s attorney, Leo J. Moriarty, said after the morning session that it was unclear how much time behind bars the five defendants could face, but he said they could simply be sentenced to probation under the counts on which they have been convicted.

Deputy District Attorney Edward Miller told jurors during the trial that the officials misappropriated public funds by collecting unlawful salaries for sitting on four city boards — the Community Housing Authority, Surplus Property Authority, Public Financing Authority and Solid Waste and Recycling Authority — that rarely met.

Defense attorneys maintained their clients were wrongly accused, arguing they worked diligently for the city and earned their salaries.

All six defendants were acquitted of charges involving payment for service as a member of the city’s Public Financing Authority.

Hernandez, Jacobo, Mirabal, Bello and Cole were each convicted of charges involving payment for their service on the Solid Waste and Recycling Authority, but jurors deadlocked on 10 charges involving payment for their work on the city’s Community Housing Authority and the Surplus Property Authority.

Hernandez, 65, Jacobo, 55, and Mirabal, 63, were each charged with 20 counts of misappropriating public funds between January 2006 and July 2010; Bello, 54, was charged with 16 counts of misappropriation between January 2006 and December 2009; Artiga, 52, was charged with 12 counts of misappropriation between January 2008 and July 2010; and Cole, 63, was charged with eight counts of misappropriation between January 2006 and December 2007.

Former City Manager Robert Rizzo, 59, who is accused of being the mastermind of the alleged corruption scheme, is awaiting trial separately, along with former assistant Angela Spaccia, 54, on corruption-related charges.

During the lengthy deliberations, the jury occasionally requested readback of testimony, most recently last week when it asked to re-hear testimony from Jacobo about her conversation with Rizzo “about becoming full- time and pay and any testimony of the date of said conversation.”

Jacobo testified last month that Rizzo called her to his office and told her that she would be able to work full-time    and that she would be getting paid a full-time salary.

“I asked him if that was possible,” Jacobo told the jury last month, noting that Rizzo responded affirmatively and that City Attorney Ed Lee nodded his head.

“My feeling was if the city attorney said it was O.K. to do so, it must be legal,” she testified.

The jury also asked for readback of any testimony about Hernandez’s ability to read and write in English.

The judge told jurors that there were representations made during opening statements about Hernandez’s educational background, but warned them “what the attorneys say is not evidence.”

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Brandon Ríos promete otra guerra

Mar 20, 2013

Brandon Ríos promete otra guerra
El ex campeón mundial de peso ligero el invicto Brandon “Bam Bam” Ríos prometió otra guerra cuando se enfrente a Mike “Mile High” Alvarado por segunda ocasión el próximo sábado 30 de marzo en el Event Center del hotel Mandalay Bay de Las Vegas, Nevada.
“No creo que esta pelea vaya hacer muy diferente de la primera. Los dos vamos para enfrente tiros golpes a montones y somos un par de guerreros que no damos un paso para atrás y buscamos noquear al rival en todo momento”, dijo Ríos hoy en un entrenamiento para la prensa en el Gimnasio Fortune de Los Angeles.
Ríos (31-0, 22 KOs) de Oxnard, California y Alvarado (33-1, 23 KOs) de Denver, Colorado se enfrentaron en una gran pelea el pasado mes de octubre en el Home Depot Center de Carson, California.
“Es que puedo hacer mejor la cosas y sé que Alvarado buscara mantenerse a la distancia lo más que pueda, pero no durara mucho y volveremos hacer los mismo que hicimos la ultimas vez: tirar golpes de poder y buscar terminar rápido”, dijo Ríos.
Ríos ha estado entrenando en Oxnard para su pelea bajo la tutela de su entrenador Robert García, reconocido como el mejor entrenador del 2012.
“Hablamos de mover más la cabeza y mostrar una mejor defensiva, pero a final de cuentas es mi agresividad y mi corazón lo que me ha llevado hasta aquí y no pienso cambiar nada, ya le gane una vez y lo volveré hacer”, dijo Ríos.
El duelo pactado a 12 asaltos será por el campeonato interino de peso welter Jr. de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB) y será televisado por HBO en su gustado programa “Boxing After Dark” iniciando a las 10:15 p.m. (Este/Pacifico)
Top Rank presentaran la función en asociación con Tecate y los boletos que tiene un precio de $250, $150, $100 y $50 saldrán a la venta este viernes 1 de febrero y tiene un límite de 8 por persona, pueden ser adquiridos en todas las localidades de Ticketmaster (incluyendo Smith’s Food y Ritmo Latino), por teléfono llamando al Mandalay al (877) 692-7400 o a Ticketmaster al (800) 745-3000 y por Internet visitando la paginas www.MandalayBay.com or www.Ticketmaster.com.

Fotografia:Chris Farina-Top Rank

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