Rehabilitan la Sierra de Guadalupe

Jan 8, 2020

(CDMX). Con 35 millones de pesos, el Gobierno de la Ciudad de México desarrolla la rehabilitación para conservar la Sierra de Guadalupe, ubicada en la alcaldía Gustavo A. Madero.

Esta acción es parte de un programa para rescatar, recuperar y abrir espacios ecológicos en la capital del país, así explicó la jefa de Gobierno, Claudia Sheinbaum, quien se presentó en el evento.

“El día de hoy estamos inaugurando esta inversión que es parte de un programa que tenemos que se llama sembrando parques; estamos rescatando, recuperando, abriendo nuevos parques en la Ciudad de México. En algunos casos como en este, tienen que ver con áreas naturales protegidas”, comentó la mandataria.

La mandataria señaló que se trabaja para mejorar las áreas naturales y convivir con el disfrute de la naturaleza, ya que estos espacios son fundamentales para la calidad de vida y la salud.

“Aquí ya era un parque que se había aprovechado por los vecinos y vecinas, pero en realidad estaba muy abandonado, pero es parte de nuestra concepción de que las áreas naturales protegidas, pueden conservarse y al mismo tiempo permitir el disfrute de la naturaleza por parte de los habitantes”, señaló.

Asimismo, indicó que así como se trabaja para restaurar el Bosque de Aragón, también se realizará una segunda etapa en la Sierra de Guadalupe.

Por su parte, Marina Robles, secretaria del Medio Ambiente, informó que se colocó luminaria, juegos infantiles, así como se inició un proceso de vegetación apropiada para la zona.

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Sesiona la Comisión Permanente

Jan 8, 2020

(CDMX). Se reunió la Comisión Permanente en San Lázaro conformada por diputados y senadores, en donde presentaron siete puntos de acuerdo.

Entre los temas tratados, se pidió acatar lo resuelto por la Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación sobre la ratificación de Ángel García Guerra como magistrado para un segundo periodo de diez años.

Se pidió solidarizarse con la Asamblea Nacional de Venezuela y se rechazó la violencia, usurpación de funciones y ataque a la independencia de ese país.

Asimismo, la diputada Sara Rocha Medina por el PRI, presentó un punto de acuerdo para fortalecer la dotación de medicamentos, el acceso a tratamientos y quimioterapias para el cáncer infantil.

Así como también, se discutió la prevención de enfermedades epidemiológicas y oculares degenerativas, como un punto de acuerdo que quedó en manos de la Segunda Comisión.

Finalmente, la diputada Carolina García de Encuentro Social, exhortó a la Secretaría de Salud a fin de fortalecer estrategias y programas orientados al apoyo para enfermedades mentales.

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Convocatorias para la universidad de la medicina se anunciarán el lunes

Jan 8, 2020

(CDMX). En Palacio Nacional, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador anunció que el próximo lunes 13 de enero, se lanzará la convocatoria para la Universidad de Medicina y Enfermería de la Ciudad de México.

“El lunes próximo vamos a dar a conocer ya la convocatoria para la escuela de medicina y enfermería, la universidad que se va a establecer en la Ciudad de México”, dijo en Palacio Nacional.

Señaló que hay una gran demanda de interesados en el ámbito y el deber de su Gobierno es atender, ya que existe un déficit médicos y enfermeras, principalmente en regiones apartadas en el país.

El primer mandatario también exhortó a los doctores que radican en la Ciudad de México, a que regresen a sus lugares de origen para que ahí ejerzan su profesión, pues les garantizó que habrá trabajo para ellos.

“Hago el llamado, que nos ayuden, hay muchos que son de los estados de la República, incluso de municipios; que regresen a su estados, a sus municipios, se les garantiza su trabajo, sobre todo si son especialistas que son los que más necesitamos para el sistema de salud”, indicó.

Destacó también que en el estado de Puebla se está planeando tener una escuela que forme personal en el mismo tema.

“Escuché que el gobernador de Puebla va a hacer lo mismo, una escuela de medicina y de enfermería porque necesitamos médicos y enfermeros”.

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City announces fourth round of arts grants for 2019

Jan 8, 2020
HOUSTON – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is happy to announce another group of recipients of Let Creativity Happen! competitive grants.

A total of $55,000 will support 22 creative and innovative projects throughout the City of Houston.The $2,500 grants were awarded in 9 of the 11 council districts.

Funded by the City of Houston Occupancy Tax dedicated to the arts, Let Creativity Happen! is administered by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs with the Houston Arts Alliance.

“As we close out the second year of this grant program, the exponential growth of applications highlights the importance of supporting the innovation of Houston’s artists,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said.  “This ‘express’ grant-making approach is fueling new art experiences for visitors and residents across the breadth of the city.”

MOCA congratulates all award recipients as they embark on their projects and thank them for their dedication to the arts and cultural vitality of Houston for its visitors, creatives, and Houstonians.

To learn more about the Let Creativity Happen! Express Grant program visit: https://www.houstonartsalliance.com/opportunities/grants/let-creativity-happen-express-grants

To learn more about the City’s cultural programs visit www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs

Please follow the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs on Facebook @HoustonMOCA.
  Grant Recipients:Project TitleDisciplineGroup AcordeBelonging (or not) AbroadContemporary Dance and Live MusicAdam CastanedaThe flower Garden of Ignatius BeltranModern Dance and Literary ArtsThe Pilot Dance ProjectFirst Annual Texas Latino/a Contemporary Dance FestivalModern DanceKenisha ColemanMommy & Me Pop Up LibrariesLiterary ArtsGordon Education Initiatives for the Performing ArtsKaavya’s Ranga Pravesham (working title)VideoBrandon HarrisMẹ Việt Nam ơi, Chúng Con Vẫn Còn đây (Oh Mother Vietnam, We Are Still Here)Visual Art: Photography, Video, Installation and PerformanceRobert D. JacksonS.H.E.D.Multidisciplinary Arts/Creative PlacemakingClaire DrennanEast End Community LoomVisual Art; Contemporary CraftRan KampelWithin the Music ConcertMusicLing-lin Ku and Ryan CrowleyContemporary Cabinet of CuriosityMultimedia Sculpture and InstallationApril LimCat TalesCreative WritingHillerbrand + MagsamenFractal SignsVisual ArtDuo VerdeProject Grow MusicAddie PawlickInnominateLighting DesignJanuary BonesJanuary Bones: La Reina de la NocheDance, Drag & PerformancePublic PoetryIn Augmented RealityLiterary Arts: PoetryTISHUAN SCOTTPLASTIC FANTASTICPublic Event, Performance, Educational Technology, Art & Science, Industrial Agricultural Experimental ArtCivic TV“9” – A Civic TV Nomadic Exhibition in conjunction with the 2020 FotoFest BiennialCurator (at Civic TV), and Artist (Painter)Cressandra Thibodeaux18 FilmsFilm14 PewsPursuing the Dream: Refugee & Migrant Film FestivalFilmBrittney BalmaRediscovering the Love of SelfMusic Therapy and Social PracticeIsaac YowmanAll Screwed UpFilm
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FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 line-up complete after thrilling conclusion to online qualification phase

Jan 8, 2020
• 190 teams took part in five-week qualification window
• 24 of the world’s best FIFA eSports club teams to compete for the title on 7 to 9 February 2020
After five weeks of intense excitement, action and drama, the stage has been set for the FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2020 as the 24 qualified teams and host city for tournament were confirmed today by FIFA. With over 190 teams competing across five weeks of fierce online match-ups, famous teams including a host of football clubs from Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North and South America battled it out with specialist eSports teams from all around the world to secure a coveted spot at the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020. A new champion will also be crowned next year after the previous title holders, Brondby IF (2 x) and King eSports (1 x), didn’t manage to qualify for this season’s tournament.
The qualified teams for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 are:• AS Roma
• Blue United eFC
• Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach
• Complexity Gaming
• DUX Gaming
• Ellevens
• FaZe Clan
• FC Basel 1893 eSports
• Fierce Esports
• FK Austria Wien
• Fnatic
• Gillette Infinity Esports
• Hashtag United
• Manchester City eSports
• Mkers
• Movistar Riders
• Nasr eSports
• NEO
• Nordavind DNB
• Olympique Lyonnais
• POWR eSports
• R288
• Team FUTWIZ AU
• Team QLASH
Following the conclusion this weekend of the equivalent real football tournament in Qatar – which saw Liverpool lift the title – the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 will see 24 of the world’s best clubs in FIFA eSports battle it out to become the world’s best team in EA SPORTS FIFA 20, a total prize pool of USD 100,000 and the chance to earn important EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Rankings points that will help players qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2020 at the end of the season.Speaking ahead of the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020, Adrian Rölli from FIFA said:“With a new record of over 190 teams taking part in the extended online qualification which took place over five weeks, we are looking forward to welcoming the world’s best 24 FIFA eSports teams at the pinnacle event of team-based FIFA eSports.”The unique combination of 2v2 and 1v1 match-ups will once again showcase the excitement, drama and passion that FIFA eSports offers to fans and media around the world as well as crowning the first FIFA eClub World Cup champion of the new decade”For a full overview of results and groups from the online qualification phase, please click HERE.The FIFA eClub World Cup is FIFA’s official club team competition as part of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series on the Road to the FIFA eWorld Cup 2020. The inaugural event took place in 2017 with Brondby IF securing the first place in London and repeating their success one year later, while King eSports became champion at last season’s event.An explanation clip of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series can be found HERE. Further details about media accreditation for the FIFA eClub World Cup 2020 will be announced in January 2020.
ItalianA conclusione dell’emozionante fase di qualificazioni online, è stato definito il quadro delle partecipanti alla FIFA eClub World Cup 2020• 190 squadre hanno preso parte alla “finestra” di qualificazioni durata cinque settimane
• 24 fra i migliori FIFA eSports club mondiali si contenderanno il titolo dal 7 al 9 febbraio 2020
Dopo cinque intense settimane, ricche di emozioni e vissute costantemente con il fiato sospeso, è tutto pronto per la FIFA eClub World Cup™: oggi la FIFA ha confermato le 24 squadre qualificate e la città ospitante del torneo. Fra le oltre 190 formazioni in lizza per garantirsi, in cinque settimane di combattute sfide online, un agognato posto alla FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2020, c’erano squadre celebri – inclusi alcuni club calcistici da Europa, Asia-Pacifico, Medio Oriente, Nord e Sud America – a confronto con team specializzati in eSports provenienti da ogni parte del mondo. Il prossimo torneo incoronerà nuovi campioni, in quanto i detentori del titolo, Brondby IF (due vittorie) e King eSports (una vittoria), non sono riusciti a qualificarsi.Le squadre ammesse alla FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2020 sono:• AS Roma
• Blue United eFC
• Borussia VfL 1900 Mönchengladbach
• Complexity Gaming
• DUX Gaming
• Ellevens
• FaZe Clan
• FC Basel 1893 eSports
• Fierce Esports
• FK Austria Wien
• Fnatic
• Gillette Infinity Esports
• Hashtag United
• Manchester City eSports
• Mkers
• Movistar Riders
• Nasr eSports
• NEO
• Nordavind DNB
• Olympique Lyonnais
• POWR eSports
• R288
• Team FUTWIZ AU
• Team QLASH
In parallelo alla conclusione, giunta in questo fine settimana, del torneo equivalente nel calcio reale – che ha visto il Liverpoolsollevare il trofeo in Qatar – la FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2020 vedrà 24 fra i migliori club del mondo nei FIFA eSports contendersi il titolo di campioni mondiali in EA SPORTS FIFA 20. In palio anche un montepremi totale di 100mila dollari statunitensi e la possibilità di conquistare punti importanti nelle classifiche delle EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series, così da avvicinare la qualificazione alla FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2020 di fine stagione.A proposito della futura FIFA eClub World Cup™ 2020, Adrian Rölli di FIFA ha dichiarato:“Dopo aver stabilito un nuovo record con oltre 190 squadre partecipanti alle qualificazioni online che si sono svolte nel corso di cinque settimane, non vediamo l’ora di accogliere i migliori 24 team FIFA eSports in occasione del più importante evento a squadre di FIFA eSports.”La peculiare combinazione di sfide “2 contro 2” e “1 contro 1” esprimerà una volta ancora tutto il divertimento, la tensione e la passione che FIFA eSports sa offrire agli appassionati e ai media di tutto il mondo, fino a incoronare il primo campione del Mondo FIFA eClub della nuova decade”.
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Suspects Charged, Sought In “Wobbly Wheel” Scam Investigation

Jan 8, 2020
***NOTE TIME OF AVAILABILITY WITH INVESTIGATORS***
Charges have been filed against six suspects, four of whom are wanted in a seven month-long investigation into fraudulent activity known as the “wobbly wheel” scam in the southwest areas of Houston.  

Paul Yonko (w/m, 36) is charged with engaging in organized crime in the 263rd State District Court.  He is currently in the custody of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) on a previous robbery case investigated by the HPD Major Offender’s Division.

Sam Yonko (w/m, 31), also know as “Angel,” is charged with  felony theft in the 209th State District Court and engaging in organized crime and robbery in the 263rd State District Court. 

Nick Stanley (w/m, 29), also known as “Michael,” is charged with theft in Harris County Criminal Court #11 and engaging in organized crime and robbery in the 263rd State District Court.  .  

Sue-Ellen Stanley (w/f, 38), and Monica Mito (w/m, 31) are charged with engaging in organized crime in the 263rd State District Court.

Suellen Stanley (w/f, 57), is also charged with engaging in organized crime in the 263rd State District Court.  She has been arrested in Michigan and is awaiting extradition to Houston. 

All suspects (with the exception of Paul Yonko and Suellen Stanley) are currently wanted and believed to have fled to the Michigan area.  Previous booking photos of the suspects are attached to this news release.

The suspects were known to operate in the area of Westheimer Road from the 610 West Loop to State Highway 6, Richmond Avenue inside the 610 Loop, and South Main Street near Braeswood Boulevard. 

The suspects follow a victim and honk or yell that the front wheel of the victim’s vehicle is loose.  If the victim pulls over and off the roadway, the suspects convince the victim the wheel could be fixed with a vehicle part they happened to have with them.  The suspects then ask to be reimbursed for the part.  After “repairing” the wheel, the suspects drive the victim, in vehicles resembling a white Subaru, a silver Ford or tan Toyota Camry, to a bank or ask for payment in gift cards. 

The suspects seem friendly and helpful, however, if a victim tells them that he or she has no money or the price is too high, the suspects become forceful and even threatening.  

Following an extensive investigation with the assistance of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, all suspects were charged with engaging in organized crime.  They are linked to more than 24 cases and have swindled more than $8,000 from victims. 
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THRILLING FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BOUT HEADLINES UFC® RETURN TO NORFOLK

Jan 8, 2020

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(#1) JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ vs. (#3) DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO

FELICIA SPENCER vs. ZARAH FAIRN

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Las Vegas – UFC® returns to Norfolk with the vacant flyweight title up for grabs, as No. 1 ranked contender Joseph Benavidez and No. 3 ranked Deiveson Figueiredo battle to secure their first UFC championship. Also on the card, top women’s featherweight prospects meet to stake their claim for a title shot as Felicia Spencer takes on Zarah Fairn

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: BENAVIDEZ vs. FIGUEIREDO will take place Saturday, Feb. 29 at Chartway Arena with all fights carried exclusively on ESPN+ in English and Spanish. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET with the prelims kicking off at 5 p.m. ET. Doors open at 4 p.m. ET.

A member of the flyweight roster since its inception in 2012, Benavidez (28-5, fighting out of Las Cruces, N.M.) hopes that his third UFC title challenge will be the charm to obtaining his first gold strap. A perennial top contender for most of his career, Benavidez has proven himself to be one of the best in the world with wins over Jussier Formiga, Henry Cejudo and Tim Elliot. He now looks to become the only person to stop Figueiredo and finally earn his long-awaited championship.

One of the most dangerous finishers in the flyweight division, Figueiredo (17-1, fighting out of Condor Belem, Para, Brazil) looks to leave no doubt in his first-ever title opportunity. Since joining the UFC roster in 2017, he has earned impressive stoppage wins against Tim Elliot, John Moraga and Joseph Morales. Now, he intends on delivering his most impressive performance yet in the biggest fight of his career.

Intending to start the new year with a statement, Spencer (7-1, fighting out of Orlando, Fla. by way of Montreal, Canada) looks to bounce back into the win column and declare herself the top contender for the featherweight belt. A former Invicta FC champion, Spencer impressed in her UFC debut with a first-round submission over Megan Anderson. Now, she aims to add another dominant stoppage to her record when she faces Fairn in the co-main event.

A striking specialist, Fairn (6-3, fighting out of Paris, France) looks to improve on her UFC debut and show that she can compete with the best in the world. With four knockouts and four first-round finishes in her MMA career, Fairn has proven that she is a dangerous test for anyone. Now, she intends on securing her first UFC win and announcing herself as the next contender to watch in the division.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Dana White’s Contender Series signee Aalon Cruz (8-2, fighting out of Tampa, Fla.) aims to impress in his UFC debut against the always-exciting Steven Peterson (18-9, fighting out of Dallas, Texas)
  • Bantamweight prospects Gabriel Silva (7-1, fighting out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil) and Kyler Phillips (6-1, fighting out of Glendale, Calif.) battle to secure their first official UFC win
  • Jordan Griffin (17-7, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) looks to bounce back into the win column against debuting Dana White’s Contender Series signee TJ Brown (14-6, fighting out of Little Rock, Ark.)
  • Top middleweight prospects clash as Brendan Allen (12-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) meets Tom Breese (11-1, fighting out of Birmingham, England)
  • In a battle of featherweight strikers, Mike Davis (8-2, fighting out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) intends to take out Giga Chikadze (6-1, fighting out of Huntington Beach, Calif.)
  • In further women’s featherweight action, Megan Anderson (10-4, fighting out of Kansas City, Mo.) looks to spoil the debut of Norma Dumont (4-0, fighting out of State of Minas Gerais, Brazil)
  • Undefeated Sean Brady (11-0, fighting out of Philadelphia, Pa.) intends to secure another impressive win when he takes on fellow top welterweight prospect Ismail Naurdiev (19-3, fighting out of Salzburg, Austria)
  • Marcin Tybura (17-6, fighting out of Uniejow, Poland) and Serghei Spivac (10-1, fighting out of Chisinau, Moldova) meet in a battle of heavyweight hopefuls
  • In a light heavyweight bout guaranteed to deliver fireworks, Ion Cutelaba (15-4, fighting out of Chisinau, Maldova) takes on Magomed Ankalaev (12-1, fighting out of Dagestan, Russia)

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Tickets for UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN+®: BENAVIDEZ vs. FIGUEIREDO go on sale Friday, Jan. 10 at 10 a.m. ET. Tickets are available for purchase online at YnotTix.com. Ticket sales are limited to eight (8) per person.

UFC Fight Club® members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. ET via the website www.ufcfightclub.com. A special Internet ticket pre-sale will be available to UFC newsletter subscribers Thursday, Jan. 9 starting at 10 a.m. ET. To access this presale, users must register for the UFC newsletter through UFC.com.

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JAIME MUNGUIA SAN ANTONIO MEDIA WORKOUT

Jan 8, 2020

JAIME MUNGUIA SAN ANTONIO MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES AND PHOTOS SATURDAY, JAN. 11 AT THE ALAMODOME IN SAN ANTONIO AND STREAMED LIVE ON DAZN

(ABOVE: Jaime Munguia shadowboxes for the media ahead of his fight against Gary O’Sullivan on Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio and streamed live on DAZN) 


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SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 7, 2020): Jaime Munguia (34-0, 27 KOs) hosted a media workout today at Boxers and Brawlers Boxing Club ahead of his 12-round middleweight fight against Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (30-3, 21 KOs). The battle will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN
Below are what today’s participants had to say at the workout:
JAIME MUNGUIA, Middleweight Contender:“Gary O’Sullivan comes with a strong desire to win and a strong mentality, which will make for a tougher fight. He’s a high-level fighter with a lot of experience. Fighting against him in my first fight at middleweight is a great opportunity to get a lot of experience.”  “He’s very strong and has a strong right hand, so we have to be careful. He’s a fighter that goes forward and throws punches very fast. He’ll suddenly explode with fast combinations, so we have to make sure we’re aware of that with my guard up.” On having Erik Morales on his team:“It’s always good to have someone with a lot of experience in your corner. Morales was in a lot of great fights with some of the best fighters in the world, so it’s always good to have someone like him on my team. He’s not trying to change my style. I’m going to keep my style, but we’ve also been working on my defense, speed, and knowing when to throw punches.” On his move to middleweight:“The move to middleweight has its benefits because I don’t have to lose as much weight. I feel good at this weight. I feel stronger. The plan is to one day fight for a world title in this division. But right now we are concentrated on the fight we have in front of us.” ERIK “EL TERRIBLE” MORALES, Hall of Famer and Trainer of Jaime Munguia:“We’re working on Munguia’s technique more than anything. Munguia is a very responsible fighter. He has lots of energy and loves to work. He also wants to learn. That was one of the conditions I had before starting with him. I wanted to make sure that he wanted to learn, and he has shown that he is ready and willing to learn what I have to teach him.” Munguia vs. O’Sullivan is a 12-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy in association with Zanfer Promotions and Murphy’s Boxing. The event is sponsored by Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.” The event will take place Saturday, Jan. 11 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, TX and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.  Tickets for Munguia vs. O’Sullivan are on sale and are priced at $25, $40, $65, $100, and $200, plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased online at ticketsmaster.com and by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Tickets will also be available at The Alamodome box office, which is open Monday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm C.T. and Saturdays and Sundays when events are taking place at The Alamodome.

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