Iniciativa para eliminar el Estado Laico es peligrosa y retrogada: Blancarte

Jan 17, 2020

(CDMX). Integrantes de la agrupación República Laica ofrecieron una conferencia de prensa para alzar sus voces en contra de la iniciativa presentada por la senadora de Morena, Soledad Luévano, que busca eliminar la separación Estado-Iglesia.

“A nombre de República Laica, que es una agrupación que desde 2018 ha venido trabajando el fortalecimiento del estado laico, solicitamos al senador Ricardo Monreal en su carácter de presidente de JUCOPO, sostener una reunión con integrantes de esta agrupación, para manifestar nuestras preocupaciones con respecto a la iniciativa de reforma a la ley de asociaciones religiosas que presentó la senadora Soledad Luévano y nos ha recibido hoy”, indicó Martha Tagle, representante de República Laica.

Roberto Blancarte, sociólogo experto en religión, reiteró que es una iniciativa peligrosa centrada en una idea tergiversada de libertad religiosa. Señaló que las comisiones tienen derecho a discutirla pero, considera que para ellos no tiene mérito para ser analizada.

“Lo que vinimos a hacer como República Laica, es a hablar de esta iniciativa que nos parece peligrosa, retrograda y porque simple y sencillamente es una iniciativa de corte neoliberal; quisiera esa iniciativa prácticamente que desaparezca el estado laico, que desaparezca su capacidad de regulación de las asociaciones religiosas; es una iniciativa que se centra en una idea muy tergiversada de libertad religiosa y prácticamente terminaríamos con la eliminación de la capacidad de regulación del Estado en esta materia”, indicó Blancarte.

Informaron que llegaron a un acuerdo con Ricardo Monreal, presidente de la Junta de Coordinación Política y Cristóbal Arias, presidente de la Comisión de Gobernación, en el que se respetará la laicidad y este importante principio de separación.

“Esta iniciativa no corresponde al marco constitucional, por tanto nos parece importante el mensaje que nos dan ahora los senadores de que este Senado va a garantizar el principio de la laicidad, el principio de la separación, el principio democrático de este país y un principio importante que es la defensa de las libertades y los derechos humanos, y la no discriminación”, expresó Aidé García.

Asimismo, reiteraron seguir llevando a cabo reuniones para dar seguimiento al tema, presentando los debidos argumentos para que el Senado de la República analice las partes constitucionales, así como derechos humanos que se violentan con esta iniciativa.

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Ya puedes circular por el carril para Trolebici

Jan 17, 2020

(CDMX). El Gobierno de la Ciudad de México puso en marcha el proyecto Trolebici, una manera más de impulsar el transporte no contaminante, en el cual convivirán bicicletas y trolebús en los carriles confinados.

“Es la coalición Cero Emisiones, quien promovió el Trolebici; Green Peace, Bicitekas, Tranviarios, el Poder del Consumidor, Fodca. Y ellos pidieron al Congreso, en su momento a la Asamblea de México, que se destinara suficiente presupuesto para hacer el trolebici, compartir el carril bicicletas y trolebús de manera segura en todo el tramo de Eje Central. Ese proyecto, como fue presentado originalmente se le asignaron recursos, sin embargo, por un conjunto de decisiones en la administración anterior, entre 2015 y 2018, aunque cada año se le asignaron recursos, esos recursos nunca se ejecutaron”, comentó Lajouz.

Son 15 kilómetros de recorrido en Eje Central, de Río Churubusco a Eje 5 Norte, el cual tuvo una inversión de 160 millones de pesos para llevar a cabo las adecuaciones correspondientes y que se espera, el número de ciclistas aumente en un 25 por ciento.

Los trabajos consistieron en obras de pavimentación, adecuación de banquetas, compra de trolebuses, señalamientos y balizamientos.

Asimismo, reiteraron que se harán nuevas licitaciones para incrementar el número de unidades para poder ampliar su servicio a otras zonas de la ciudad, con el propósito de seguir fomentando el uso de la bicicleta.

“También el poder combinar el transporte público con modos alternativos o no motorizados de movilidad que es la bicicleta que desde hace un buen rato se ha promovido en la Ciudad, es algo que también es a nivel internacional”, señaló Claudia Sheinbaum.

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Tlahuelilpan, lo más triste que hemos padecido: AMLO

Jan 17, 2020

(CDMX). En Palacio Nacional durante su conferencia matutina, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, consideró que la explosión de Tlahuelilpan, Hidalgo, ha sido lo más triste que ha padecido en su administración.

A un año de esta tragedia, el gobierno presentó un informe sobre la atención que se le ha dado a las víctimas de la explosión en un dicto de Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) por una toma clandestina, la cual, dejó 137 muertos.

“Dar a conocer lo que se ha hecho para atender a los familiares de las victimas e Tlahuelilpan que perdieron la vida en la explosión, lamentablemente mañana se cumple un año y queremos informar lo que se está llevando a cabo con ellos porque fue muy doloroso, considero que fue lo más triste que hemos padecido desde que estamos en el gobierno”, expresó.

Lamentó el presidente, que a pesar del suceso, en el estado de Hidalgo siguen existiendo el robo de combustible, por lo que hizo el llamado a los ciudadanos a no ponerse en riesgo.

“Es un llamado a todos, a la población en general, a las comunidades que viven cerca de los ductos, no es lo que se roben de combustible, son las vidas, es un riesgo altísimo”, reiteró.

Por su parte, Diana Álvarez Maury, subsecretaria de Desarrollo Democrático, Participación Social y Asuntos Religiosos de la Secretaría de Gobernación, indicó que entre las acciones de atención a las víctimas, se brindó apoyo para la identificación de cuerpos, trámites funerarios, así como ampliación de espacios en panteones.

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Mayor Turner sends Tex-Mex to Kansas City, wishes all the best to its football team

Jan 17, 2020
HOUSTON – Kansas City is experiencing an ice storm today, but its city hall will be warm once it receives delivery of some of the best Tex-Mex cuisine Houston has to offer.

This morning, Irma’s Original Restaurant prepared a variety of fresh foods to deliver on behalf of Mayor Sylvester Turner to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.

Prior to the Jan. 12 AFC Divisional Round playoff game, the mayors placed a friendly wager, with Mayor Turner promising Tex-Mex food if Kansas City won and Mayor Lucas waging BBQ and beer if Houston won.

 
 “Houston always delivers on its promise,” Mayor Turner said. “We are proud of our team, but the game did not end in our favor. In a handwritten note, I told  Mayor Lucas that I hope he and his staff enjoy the food. I wish all the best to the Kansas City Chiefs. We’ll see them next season.”


“We got up early this morning to cook chicken mole, pork roast tamales, refried beans with chorizo, Mexican rice, black Angus fajitas, pork taquitos, and fresh tortillas. I hope they enjoy it. We put a lot of love in it today, ” said Irma Galvan, who owns and operates Irma’s Original located at 22 N Chenevert St.

In addition to Irma’s Original Restaurant, the city of Houston thanks Southwest Airlines for flying the food to Kansas City and Sysco for helping Irma’s restaurant properly package the fresh, fragile cargo.



Unfortunately, Kansas City is experiencing winter weather that is delaying air travel. Delivery of the food has been pushed back several hours. 
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Two Suspects Arrested, Charged in Fatal Shooting at 7500 Cook Road

Jan 17, 2020
Charges have been filed against two suspects arrested in the fatal shooting of a man that occurred at 7500 Cook Road about 4:40 p.m. on January 8.

The first suspect, Nicholas Taylor Parker (b/m, 20), is charged with murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and retaliation in the 263rd State District Court.  The second suspect, Jaylinn Charles Burch (b/m, 18), is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and tampering/fabricating physical evidence in the 263rd State District Court.  Booking photos of Parker and Burch are attached to this news release.

The victim, David Mosqueda, 20, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives J. Stroble and K. Collier reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call at the above address and learned Mr. Mosqueda had been transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  

Detectives determined two unknown male suspects in a vehicle encountered Mosqueda and a witness walking on the sidewalk near the above address.  For unknown reasons, one male suspect fired shots at the victim from inside the vehicle and struck him in the chest.  The suspect vehicle then fled the scene as the witness returned fire.  

Further investigation led to the identification of Parker and Burch as suspects in this case and they were subsequently arrested and charged for their roles in this incident.
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Suspect Arrested, Charged in 2019 Fatal Shooting at 803 Royal George Lane

Jan 17, 2020
Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal shooting that occurred at 803 Royal George Lane about 3:30 p.m. on August 14, 2019.

The suspect, Leo McKinley Furlow (b/m, 22), is charged with murder in the 262nd State District Court.  A photo of Furlow is attached to this news release.

The victim, Phillip Prudhomme III, 42, was pronounced dead at the scene.

HPD Homicide Division Detectives R. Montalvo and D. Nabors reported:  

HPD patrol officers responded to a shooting call in the 800 block of Royal George Lane and learned the incident occurred at the intersection of Ridgewood Knoll Lane and Regal Oaks Bend Lane.  Officers found Mr. Prudhomme deceased inside a white GMC Yukon.  

Further investigation led to the identification of Furlow as a suspect in this case and, on Wednesday (January 15), he was charged with Prudhomme’s death.
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Evan Holyfield Gets Visit from Christy Martin

Jan 17, 2020

CHRISTY MARTIN VISITS EVAN “Yung Holy” HOLYFIELD
at HOUSTON TRAINING CAMP WHILE HE PREPARES FOR
FEBRUARY 8 FIGHT at HARD ROCK HOTEL DAYTONA BEACH

Holyfield’s bout will be Promoted By Main Events & Christy Martin Promotions

Evan Holyfield & Christy Martin, Photos Courtesy Team Holyfield
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Termite Watkins (head trainer), Evan, Christy Martin & Tim Hallmark (strength/cond. coach).

Houston, TX, January 16, 2020 — Evan “Yung Holy” Holyfield’s (2-0, 2 KOs) next fight will take place on a Christy Martin Promotions card at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona on Saturday, February 8.

Boxing legend Christy Martin stopped by Holyfield’s Houston Training Camp to look in on Four-Time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield’s son and came away impressed.

“Most importantly he is a great young man,”said Christy. “He has great speed and power. His work ethic looks unbeatable.”

“It was really great that Christy came by and she gave me some psychological tips to use during my training,” Evan said. “Right now we are in the middle of camp – sparring just started and things are getting more intense, which I like. I enjoy when things are hard.”

This Daytona Beach is about a six hour drive from Atlanta, where Evan grew up. “I am excited to fight in Daytona – it’s a little closer than my two previous fights. Mom says she is coming with some of the fam. My amateur coach plans to make the drive down, and so are a few friends. I also have a couple of friends in the military that are based in Daytona that will also be there.”

Holyfield announced himself to the professional boxing world on the Canelo-Kovalev November 2 fight card at MGM Grand with a spectacular seventeen second stoppage (TKO 1), which you can watch HERE His second fight took place in Houston on November 23, stopping his opponent with a vicious body shot (KO 4). Watch the viral body shot KO HERE

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HOUSTON HEALTH DEPARTMENT BRINGING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION SAVINGS TO HOUSTON HOMES

Jan 17, 2020
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department is marking the tenth year of its Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card by bringing it to hundreds of thousands of Houston homes. The free card, which offers significant discounts on prescription medications, will arrive with city utility bills starting in mid-January.
 
Since its launch in October 2009, the Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card has saved Houston-area residents more than $47 million in prescription medication costs. The free card does not require an application, registration or any personal information, and can be used at thousands of participating pharmacies. It is available for free to anyone, regardless of age, income, citizenship status or insurance coverage.
 
 “Over the past decade, the Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card has been a powerful tool for Houstonians to save significantly on prescription medication costs,” said Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. “The City of Houston is pleased to continue its valuable partnership with Coast2CoastRx into the new decade.”
 
The Coast2CoastRx prescription coupon card is available for pickup at Houston Health Department multi-service centers, WIC clinics and health centers. The card is also available at coast2coastrx.com/houston-tx, where it can be texted, emailed or printed for immediate use. The website also offers a pricing tool that shows how much people will save by using the card. In 2019, the card program saved people nationally an average of 65% on the cost of generic and brand name prescriptions.
 
Savings for Houstonians through the Coast2CoastRx program comes at no cost to the City of Houston. In addition to the discounts on prescriptions, the card also provides discounts on dental and vision care, hearing aids, diabetic supplies, lab tests, pet prescriptions and veterinarian services.
 
“We find the Coast2CoastRx program to be especially beneficial in enhancing the lives of older adults through our Harris County Area Agency on Aging,” said Deborah Moore, assistant director for human services at the Houston Health Department. “The card is an important tool in helping older adults who may be living on a fixed income stretch their healthcare dollars.”
 
Since 2010, Coast2CoastRx has provided approximately $70,000 annually to the Houston Health Foundation to support vital public health programs such as See to Succeed, which has provided more than 65,000 pairs of corrective eyeglasses to school-aged children, Project Saving Smiles, which has served 50,000 second graders with dental screenings, sealants, and fluoride varnishes and the home-delivered meals program, which facilitates more than a million meals for senior citizens annually.
 
“The Coast2CoastRx program will continue to work to bring savings for Houstonians’ healthcare needs. As an organization we are dedicated to making the process of obtaining and utilizing free prescription discounts easy and accessible to all,” says Edward Rahn, President of Coast2CoastRx. “The Coast2CoastRx program is proud to provide Houstonians this valuable free service.”
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FIFA develops new and enhanced integrity resources for member associations and confederations

Jan 17, 2020
• FIFA Integrity Officer Kit updated to help strengthen integrity initiatives and best practice in football
• New resources to be integrated into existing FIFA Integrity education and prevention programmes
• New handbook, e-Learning platform and promotional materials available on 
legal.fifa.comFIFA has today launched a new and enhanced integrity toolkit that aims to protect the integrity of football and help member associations and confederations to strengthen and further enhance existing measures in place to protect national and regional-level football matches and competitions from match manipulation.Building on the successful integrity programme developed and implemented during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and last year during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019™ as well as other existing education and prevention programmes and measures in football, FIFA and its dedicated Integrity Department have developed several updated and new integrity resources to be used and implemented by key stakeholders across football.FIFA has developed a practical handbook for its member associations as well as the confederations, which will serve as a practical guide on how to build and/or strengthen their own integrity initiatives to protect football competitions from match manipulation. It outlines the standard steps and best-practice measures to implement successful integrity initiatives on a day-to-day basis. FIFA is also offering a series of topic-specific posters to support these initiatives.FIFA’s new Integrity e-Learning Tutorial is aimed at educating individuals involved in football about the threat of match manipulation. It describes the applicable regulations that have been put in place by FIFA, explains various forms of integrity-related misconduct and outlines how to correctly report match-manipulation approaches or incidents.The updated integrity materials developed by FIFA as outlined above show the standard steps and best practices that member associations and confederations should use and implement as a day to-day reference tool to promote integrity and protect national and regional football competitions from match manipulation.Speaking about the new resources, Oliver Jaberg, FIFA’s Deputy Chief Legal & Compliance Officer and Director of Integrity and Institutional Legal, said:“In line with FIFA’s continued commitment to safeguard the integrity of football around the world, it is crucial that we continue to develop new and innovative resources that our stakeholders can use to further strengthen football across all areas – both on and off the pitch.“As an important step in helping to protect the integrity of football competitions at national and regional level as well as to prevent match manipulation, FIFA is excited to have developed several new integrity resources and materials that provide member associations and confederations with specific assistance on best practice in football. The ultimate aim is to support and develop stronger integrity structures – as well as long-term, sustainable education and prevention programmes and promotional initiatives – that safeguard the integrity of football.”To access the FIFA Integrity Officer Kit, including the FIFA Integrity e-Learning Tutorial and Practical Handbook for FIFA Member Associations, please visit legal.fifa.com or visit the following link (HERE).
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RICARDO ‘EL NIÑO’ SANDOVAL TO FIGHT RAYMOND ‘TORNADO’ TABUGON IN THE MAIN EVENT

Jan 17, 2020

RICARDO ‘EL NIÑO’ SANDOVAL TO FIGHT RAYMOND ‘TORNADO’ TABUGON IN THE MAIN EVENT OF GOLDEN BOY AND DAZN’S THURSDAY NIGHT FIGHTS

OSCAR ‘EL JAGUAR’ NEGRETE TO FACE ALBERTO ‘IMPACTO’ MELIAN FOR THE VACANT WBA INTERNATIONAL BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

THURSDAY FEB. 6 AT FANTASY SPRINGS RESORT CASINOTickets on Sale Now! INDIO, CALIF. (Jan. 15, 2020): Hard-hitting 115-pound prospect Ricard “El Niño” Sandoval (17-1, 12 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. will take on Filipino contender Raymond “Tornado” Tabugon (22-11-1, 11 KOs) in a 10-round main event of Thursday Night Fights on Feb. 6 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif. . The event will be streamed live on DAZNRingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. Sandoval is a 20-year-old prospect who possess a very exciting style. In July 2019, Sandoval fought on a Golden Boy card for the first time by scoring a dominant stoppage win against Marco Sustaita to defend his WBC Youth Intercontinental Flyweight Title. Then, he returned in October to stop Gilberto Gonzalez in the fifth round. Now, Sandoval will look develop into a full-fledge contender against his toughest opponent to date. “2020 will be my year, and I will demonstrate why on February 6,” said Ricardo Sandoval. “I know that Raymond Tabugon is very strong, but I’m coming with a strong desire to win and get closer to a world title opportunity. I’m going to deliver a great show for all the fans, and I’ll work very hard to walk away with my hand in victory.” Tabugon is a 28-year-old veteran who has faced former world champions Juan Francisco “El Gallo” Estrada, Luis “Pantera” Nery and Angel “Tito” Acosta. Now, he’ll look to use his experience to hand Sandoval the second loss of his career and position himself for more opportunities. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring on February 6,” said Raymond Tabugon. “I had a small setback in my last fight, but I’m working hard to return better than ever. I want to thank Golden Boy and Sanman Promotions for the opportunity, and I promise to bring lots of action!” Also, former heavyweight champion Michael “Double M” Moorer will be the special VIP guest for this event. Moorer will be in attendance for this event to meet fans, sign autographs and take pictures inside the Fantasy Springs Special Events Center. The meet-and-greet is open to the public with the purchase of a ticket to the event. In the co-main event, Oscar “El Jaguar” Negrete (18-2-2, 7 KOs) of Tierralta, Colombia and Alberto “Impacto” Melian (6-1, 4 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina will meet in a 10-round bout for the vacant WBA International Bantamweight Title. This matchup is sure to produce fireworks as it will feature two contenders who have unfinished business that started when Negrete defeated Melian at the 2010 South American Games. Standout flyweight prospect Sulem Urbina (11-0, 2 KOs) of Phoenix, Arizona will fight in a six-round clash. Leonardo “Leon” Baez (17-2, 9 KOs) of Mexicali, Mexico will return in a 10-round super bantamweight battle. Anthony Reyes (7-0, 5 KOs) of Coachella, Calif. will participate in a six-round super bantamweight fight in front of a hometown crowd. Oscar Acevedo (6-0) of Garden City, Kansas will return in a six-round lightweight clash. Sandoval vs. Tabugon is a 10-round super flyweight fight presented by Golden Boy. The fight will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. The event will be streamed live on DAZNRingTV.com and on Facebook Watch via the Golden Boy Fight Night Page beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. PT. The series will also be available on Pluto TV’s FIGHT Channel and regional sports networks around the nation. To see when and where the series is available in your area click here. Tickets for the event are on sale and start at $25. Tickets will be available at the Fantasy Springs Resort Casino box office, by calling 1-800-827-2946, or by purchasing online at www.fantasyspringsresort.com.

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