Precisa Monreal 17 temas legislativos prioritarios para el segundo periodo ordinario de sesiones

Jan 6, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente de la Junta de Coordinación Política, Ricardo Monreal Ávila, informó que en los próximos días se reunirá con los coordinadores de los grupos parlamentarios del Senado, a efecto de construir los consensos que se requieren para sacar adelante, en el segundo periodo ordinario de sesiones, 17 temas legislativos prioritarios.

En conferencia de prensa, el senador indicó que se trata de asuntos como la ley de amnistía, fuero, elevar a rango constitucional el sistema de bienestar social, cannabis, outsourcing, así como las reformas judicial, electoral y al sistema financiero.

Asimismo, agregó, la reducción al financiamiento de los partidos políticos y el contenido nacional en servicios de plataformas digitales, como Netflix y YouTube.

Resaltó que la ley de amnistía y la reforma judicial son prioritarias, “Triple A”. en tanto, el tema del cannabis es una obligación constitucional y un mandato de la Suprema Corte.

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Cierran festividades navideñas con 1000 piñatas para niños en el Zócalo

Jan 6, 2020

(CDMX). Siguiendo con el festejo de Día de Reyes, miles de pequeños acudieron al Zócalo capitalino para romper mil piñatas que donó el Gobierno de la Ciudad de México y con esta actividad, cerrar las actividades por las vacaciones de invierno.

En este evento organizado también por Secretaría del Bienestar y la Secretaría de Cultura, se regalaron juguetes, rosca y hasta hubo un concierto de Cri-Cri en la explanda de la Plaza de la Constitución.

La fila para pegarle a la piñata era interminable, otros disfrutaban el espectáculo y muchos más presumían sus obsequios.

Se contó con la presencia de la jefa de Gobierno, Claudia Sheinbaum, así como el secretario de Cultura Alfonso Suárez, quienes celebraron que esta es la primera vez que se realiza un evento como este, en el país y en el mundo.

Así los niños cierran con broche de oro sus vacaciones y ahora se prepararán para regresar a clases el próximo 8 de enero.

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Prevé AMLO abrir 100 sucursales del Banco del Bienestar

Jan 6, 2020

(CDMX). En conferencia matutina el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador considera la construcción de 100 sucursales del Banco del Bienestar al mes, en este año, hasta 2021 y lograr 2 mil 700.

“Si me permiten informar, que en efecto ya se aprobó el inicio de la construcción de 2 mil 700 sucursales del Banco del Bienestar. Este año se van a construir mil 300 cincuenta y el año próximo el resto”, señaló en Palacio Nacional.

Aseguró que la inversión será de 10 mil millones de pesos divididos en dos partes; asimismo, señaló que el dinero fue obtenido gracias a los “ahorros de fin de año”.

“¿De dónde obtuvimos esos 5 mil millones?, pues fueron los ahorros de fin de año y ya tenemos el dinero”, dijo.

Además el primer mandatario indicó que el Banco del Bienestar no manejará remesas, pues “no es el propósito hacerse cargo de lo relacionado con las operaciones o servicios bancarios”.

Por otra parte, Obrador prevé crear un cuerpo de seguridad conformado por militares para realizar traslados de dinero de este banco.

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Suspect Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 5555 Holly View Drive

Jan 6, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the fatal shooting of a woman at 5555 Holly View Drive about 12:05 a.m. today (Jan. 4).

The suspect, Kendrick Marquette Akins (b/m, 39), is charged with murder in the 337th State District Court.  A booking photo of Akins is attached to this news release.

The identity of the victim, 33, is pending verification by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant C. Duncan and Detective K. Heaverlo reported:

Officers responded to a shooting call at an apartment complex at the above address and were advised a woman was shot following an argument with her boyfriend (Akins).  A witness believed the victim’s boyfriend fled the scene.  However, the boyfriend returned and confronted a concerned citizen who attempted to assist the injured woman.  The witness and concerned citizen stated the boyfriend fired another shot in the direction of the citizen, before fleeing the scene on foot.

Late this morning, Akins surrendered to officers at the HPD Northeast Police Station.  He was questioned by detectives and subsequently charged in the shooting.
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RYAN GARCIA SURPRISES U.S. AIRFORCE FAN!

Jan 6, 2020

(January 3, 2020 – San Diego, CA.) – Making people smile is one of the most amazing things we can do as human beings. The World Boxing Council Los Angeles Office along with WBC Cares was able to kick off 2020 with memorable smiles and lifelong memories for the Lopez kids. U.S. Air Force Airman Jocelyn Lopez, is home from Nebraska for a few days. Airman Lopez is a first generation Mexican-American, making her family proud by serving the U.S. and helping out her family. When WBC found out she was a huge fan of WBC SIlver Lightweight Champion Ryan Garcia, they contacted Ryan Garcia who immediately, without hesitation said, “Bring her to the gym, she can come watch me train.” Thanks to Ryan Garcia’s mom, Lisa, all was planned for the surprise in San Diego.
The surprise was a huge success and not only did Airman Jocelyn Lopez and her siblings meet him, Team Garcia invited them to his upcoming fight February 14th at the Honda Center! Their faces were PRICELESS, when they saw Ryan Garcia and Sean Garcia training for two hours. The Lopez kids were so grateful, they said they will never forget this day!  These are moments the kids will forever cherish and its thanks to Champions like Ryan Garcia, WBC Cares is able to continue bringing smiles and sharing them with the world.

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Mayor’s agenda & multicultural entertainment mark inauguration of elected city officials

Jan 6, 2020

U.S. District Judge Vanessa D. Gilmore administers the oath of office Thursday to Mayor Sylvester Turner as he rests a hand on a Bible held by his daughter, Ashley P. Turner.

Mayor’s agenda & multicultural entertainment mark inauguration of elected city officials
HOUSTON – Mayor Sylvester Turner set the course for further city improvements and advancements on multiple fronts Thursday as he, City Controller Chris Brown and City Council members took their oaths of office in an inauguration ceremony that sparkled with multi-cultural entertainment and prayer reflecting the city’s unique diversity.

In his inauguration speech, the mayor outlined initiatives for his second term to expand street repairs beyond the 250,000 potholes filled in his first term; involve non-profits and corporations as financial partners in further reduction of homelessness; carry out newly funded flood mitigation projects; debut the final version of the city’s first climate action plan, improve neighborhood parks through a private-public partnership; further expand the city’s digital innovation economic sector; continue work through his Complete Communities initiative toward equitability for under-served neighborhoods; and more.

“The best for Houston has yet to come,” the mayor said.

The ceremony included prayers by Christian, Muslim and Jewish clergymen and performances of classical, rap, mariachi and gospel music.

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Mario Barrios is the Express-News 2019 Sportsman of the Year

Jan 6, 2020


By John Whistler – 
ExpressNews.com
The requests became so frequent Mario Barrios decided to carry around his championship belt in the trunk of his car. The reason? Easy access every time someone – friends or even perfect strangers – wanted to pose for a picture with San Antonio’s newest boxing champion. Barrios took the belt with him when he was honored by Mayor Ron Nirenberg and members of the San Antonio City Council, then again during a special recognition by Bexar County Commissioners Court. Barrios, 24, has been at the center of a whirlwind of activity since late September, when he became the first local boxer to win a major world title in 25 years. For his accomplishment, Barrios is the Express-News 2019 Sportsman of the Year. “If you had told me when I first turned pro that I’d be in this position this early in my career, I never would have believed you,” he said. “It’s been surreal.” Barrios becomes only the second boxer to win the newspaper’s top annual award for a male athlete. The late Robert Quiroga won it in 1991 after his epic world title defense against “Kid” Akeem Anifowoshe at HemisFair Arena. Barrios won the vacant WBA world super lightweight title by beating Russia’s Batyr Akhmedov on Sept. 28 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. The last San Antonio boxer to win a world title was “Jesse” James Leija, who defeated Azumah Nelson on May 7, 1994, to win the WBC world super featherweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Quiroga became the first local fighter to claim a major title when he defeated Juan Polo Perez on April 21, 1990, in Sunderland, England, for the IBF world super flyweight championship. John Michael Johnson was next in line, defeating Junior Jones with an 11th-round TKO on April 22, 1994, to win the WBA world bantamweight title at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Barrios’ victory over Akhmedov capped a year in which he went 3-0, with wins over Richard Zamora and Juan Jose Velasco, both by knockout. In fact, until the win by unanimous decision over Akhmedov, Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs) had won eight straight fights by knockout. The victory over Akhmedov was not without controversy. Many observers felt Barrios lost the fight after he suffered a deep cut over his left eye in the seventh round and his face began to swell. By fight’s end, the swelling was so bad his left eye was nearly closed, the result of an unintentional head butt and constant pounding from looping right hands by the southpaw Akhmedov. Akhmedov won most of the middle rounds after Barrios dominated the early going, which included a knockdown of Akhmedov in the fourth round. The judges scored the fight 115-111, 116-111 and 114-112, all for Barrios. “I even though the scores were closer than that,” Barrios recalled. “My corner told me I needed a knockdown or knockout to win entering the 12th and final round.”

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