Este trimestre será más difícil por coronavirus: AMLO

Jun 2, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador durante su gira por el estado de Mérida, Yucatán, mencionó que el trimestre de abril a junio será el más difícil de la economía de México por la pandemia de coronavirus, sin embargo, según su pronóstico, afirmó que la recuperación se reflejará de julio a diciembre.

Expresó que hay indicadores favorables y destacó el reinicio de actividades en las industrias de la minería, construcción y automotriz. Así como, señaló que el T-MEC pronto entrará en funcionamiento y habrá una recaudación de alrededor de 60 mil millones de pesos.

Además, dijo que las ventas en los comercios no se han desplomado e indicó que en mayo, aunque fueron pocos, se han registrado nuevos empleos inscritos en el seguro social.

“Tengo mi pronóstico, creo que el trimestre más difícil va a ser abril-junio, y que la recuperación, aunque va a iniciar ya en este mes, se va a notar más de julio a diciembre”.

“Pienso que va a ser más difícil la situación abril, mayo, junio, se va a tocar fondo, va a estar más complicado que de enero a marzo, pero de julio hacia adelante vamos a recuperarnos, va a empezar la recuperación, ese es mi pronóstico”.

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Are You Ready for Hurricane Season?

Jun 2, 2020

I wish we could say that, because of the COVID crisis, we all get a break from worrying about the potential of a catastrophic storm making landfall this year. Unfortunately, the truth is that hurricane season doesn’t give us the courtesy of waiting until the COVID-19 crisis subsides, so the time to be ready is now. 
We want you to know that even with the enormous amount of work we have been doing to contain the Coronavirus in Harris County, we have also been hard at work behind the scenes preparing for this hurricane season, which begins this week. We’ve achieved a lot of progress over the past year, moving full speed ahead on flood mitigation projects, tightening development and detention standards and working with first responder teams from across the region to prepare for and plan for the worst.
But ultimately, preparing for hurricanes is a partnership among all of us. Including you. Here are three actions we urge you to take today to prepare: 
1. Do an insurance checkup. Did you know that just 1 inch of water can cause $25,000 in damage to your home? Standard home insurance policies don’t cover flooding, so now is the time to check in with your insurance company and make sure you are covered. Keep in mind that new flood insurance policies take 30 days to take effect, so don’t wait. 
2. Build a kit. Many of the items you need for a Hurricane Kit you already have at home, such as non-perishable food, batteries, and a radio. Make sure you have a plan to have any medications you need on hand and a plan and supplies for your pets too. Please see our disaster checklist of supplies on ReadyHarris.org.
3. Know your zone. Now is the time to find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone, and if you do, plan where you would go and how you would get there. If you need to evacuate, do you know where you would go? A friend or a relative’s house, for example? We have evacuation routes and zones on a map right now on ReadyHarris.org.
We all know the sort of damage and loss of human life that a big storm can bring, but it doesn’t have to catch us unaware. Please join us in taking the time to prepare for whatever may come this hurricane season

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Mayor Turner recognizes Monday, June 1, as a Day of Mourning for COVID-19 victims

Jun 2, 2020

The City of Houston observes a Day of Mourning to remember those who died of COVID-19.
Mayor schedules conference call with community and faith leaders to discuss ongoing efforts to save lives

HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner joined mayors and faith leaders from across the country to recognize Monday, June 1, 2020, as the National Day of Mourning and Lament to honor those who have died of COVID-19.
 More than 100,000 people nationwide and 131 people in Houston have lost their lives as a result of the virus during the global pandemic.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors, a bipartisan group representing 1,400 mayors, organized Monday’s somber remembrance. Throughout the nation, cities participated with a moment of silence, by ringing bells coordinated with houses of worship or other events and memorials.
 Mayor Sylvester Turner issued a resolution and scheduled a virtual conference call with Houston faith leaders to discuss the impact of the pandemic, along with the protests taking place in memory of George Floyd.

“Coronavirus has not disappeared just because people are returning to work as businesses reopen. That is why the City of Houston is focused on robust testing and contract tracing,” Mayor Turner said. “By participating locally in the Day of Mourning for COVID-19 victims, we keep their memories alive and remind people to wear face coverings, maintain social distance, and practice good hygiene. Our goal is to save lives by preventing the virus from spreading.” 


On Monday, the Houston Health Department reported 337 new cases of COVID-19, bringing Houston’s total to 7,743. This was a two day cumulative total). The total number of deaths increased 131 people.

For information about COVID-19 or to find a mobile testing site, please go to www.HoustonEmergency.org.

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The City of Houston announces closures and media information in advance of Tuesday’s peace march honoring George Floyd.

Jun 2, 2020
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner will join members of George Floyd’s family and community activists to march from Discovery Green to City Hall Tuesday, June 2, 2020.  
The march is not a city – sponsored  event, but is organized by Houston rappers Trae the Truth and Bun B, among others.
The march is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. at 1500 McKinney St.  In preparation for the demonstration, increased traffic and road closures, all City of Houston facilities located in Downtown Houston are scheduled for early closure. Municipal Courts – scheduled for closure at noon HPD 1200 Travis – scheduled for closure at noonHPW 611 Walker – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.Central Library/Julia B. Ideson Building – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.City Hall – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.City Hall Annex – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.Houston Permitting Center – scheduled for closure at 1 p.m.MEDIA, PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION City Hall press riser location – lower plaza against Reflection pool wall – see map There will be a mult-box –  at the media riser  Media parking  – City Hall Annex public level – entrance at Walker Street and Bagby St (Theater District Garage #3).   There will be no parking on 400 — 500 block of McKinney St and Bagby St.  HPD will control and direct traffic in those areas.All media should carry identification/especially for parking accessAll media should wear a mask or face covering. Please encourage the crowd to wear face coverings, and as much as possible, maintain social distancing and practice good hygiene.
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Amanda Nunes defends featherweight championship against Felicia Spencer at UFC 250

Jun 2, 2020

TWO-DIVISION CHAMPION AMANDA NUNES DEFENDS FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST SUBMISSION ACE FELICIA SPENCER AT UFC® 250 IN LAS VEGAS

FEATURED BOUTS:

(#5) RAPHAEL ASSUNCAO vs. (#9) CODY GARBRANDT

(#2) ALJAMAIN STERLING vs. (#4) CORY SANDHAGEN

UFC® 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER AT UFC APEX AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON ESPN+ PAY-PER-VIEW

Las Vegas – UFC® returns to UFC APEX in Las Vegas with a thrilling women’s featherweight championship bout that will see No. 1 ranked women’s pound-for-pound fighter Amanda Nunes defend her featherweight belt against top contender Felicia Spencer. In a blockbuster bantamweight bout, No. 5 ranked contender Raphael Assuncao battles former champion and No. 9 ranked Cody Garbrandt.

UFC® 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER will take place Saturday, June 6 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas and will stream live on Pay-Per-View, exclusively through ESPN+ in the U.S. at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT in both English and Spanish.

ESPN+ is the exclusive provider of all UFC Pay-Per-View events to fans in the U.S. as part of an agreement announced in 2019.

Fans will be able to purchase UFC® 250: NUNES vs. SPENCER online at ESPNPlus.com/PPV or on the ESPN App on mobile and connected-TV devices. ESPN+ is available as an integrated part of the ESPN App on all major mobile and connected TV devices and platforms, including Amazon Fire, Apple, Android, Chromecast, PS4, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, X Box One and more.

Preliminary fights will air nationally in English on ESPN and on ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) starting at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT with the early prelims simulcast on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN Deportes (in Spanish) at 6:00 p.m. ET/3:00 p.m. PT.

The greatest women’s fighter of all-time, Nunes (19-4, fighting out of Coral Springs, Fla. by way of Bahia, Brazil) looks to continue cementing her legacy by securing her first successful featherweight title defense. Throughout her storied career, Nunes has delivered spectacular first-round finishes against Ronda Rousey, Cris Cyborg, Holly Holm and Miesha Tate. Nunes now looks for another show-stealing performance to further etch her name in the history books.

A former Invicta FC featherweight champion, Spencer (8-1, fighting out of Orlando, Fla. by way of Montreal, Canada) aims to send shockwaves throughout the sports world by dethroning Nunes. A talented grappler, the Canadian-born submission specialist has delivered spectacular finishes against Megan Anderson, Zarah Fairn and Pam Sorenson. Spencer now aims to capture her first UFC championship by handing Nunes her first loss in over five years.

A perennial bantamweight contender, Assuncao (27-7, fighting out of Alpharetta, Ga. by way of Recife, Brazil) has fought the top names at 135 pounds in the UFC. A talented Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, he has earned impressive wins against TJ Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes, Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz. He looks to add another former champion to his resume and re-assert himself as a title threat.

Former champion Garbrandt (11-3, fighting out of Sacramento, Calif.) turned heads by winning his first 11 consecutive outings and dethroning long-time champion Dominick Cruz in 2016. Over the course of his career, he has netted memorable KO wins against Thomas Almeida, Takeya Mizugaki and Augusto Mendes. He looks to take his next step back into title contention with another highlight-reel finish.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • In a pivotal bantamweight bout with title implications, No. 2 ranked contender Aljamain Sterling (18-3, fighting out of Uniondale, N.Y.) takes on No. 4 Cory Sandhagen (12-1, fighting out of Aurora, Colo.)
  • Neil Magny (22-8, fighting out of Denver, Colo.) squares off with Anthony Rocco Martin (17-5, fighting out of St. Cloud, Minn.) in a thrilling welterweight contest
  • Former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland (24-13-1, fighting out of Chesterton, Ind.) locks horns with undefeated upstart Sean O’Malley (11-0, fighting out of Glendale, Ariz.)
  • In an exciting featherweight bout, Alex Caceres (15-12 1NC, fighting out of Miami, Fla.) takes on undefeated Chase Hooper (9-0-1, fighting out of Enumclaw, Wash.)
  • Ian Heinisch (13-3, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) squares off with Gerald Meerschaert (30-12, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) in an entertaining middleweight bout
  • Cody Stamann (18-2-1, fighting out of Sparta, Mich.) takes on Brian Kelleher (21-10, fighting out of Selden, N.Y.) in an intriguing featherweight bout
  • Charles Byrd (10-6, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) meets Maki Pitolo (11-5, fighting out of Mākaha, Hawaii) in a clash of middleweight finishers
  • In a battle of flyweight contenders, No. 4 ranked Jussier Formiga (23-7, fighting out of Natal, Brazil) faces No. 9 Alex Perez (23-5, fighting out of Leemoore, Calif.)
  • Alonzo Menifield (10-0, fighting out of Dallas, Tex.) looks to remain undefeated when he takes on tough Devin Clark (11-4, fighting out of Sioux Falls, S.D.)
  • Evan Dunham (18-7-1, fighting out of Las Vegas, Nev.) returns against Herbert Burns (10-2, fighting out of Lantana, Fla. by way of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) in a 150-pound catchweight bout

For the latest information on additional bouts for this event, please visit www.ufc.com. All bouts live and subject to change

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Houston Health Department, agency partners announce free COVID-19 test sites for upcoming week

Jun 2, 2020
Houston Health Department, agency partners announce free COVID-19 test sites for upcoming week
The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing new sites offering free COVID-19 tests during first week of June.

Texas Division of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the department will open five drive-thru test sites:Robinson Elementary, 12425 Woodforest Blvd., June 1 – 3Herrera Elementary, 525 Bennington Street, June 4 – 6Kashmere Gardens Elementary, 4901 Lockwood Dr., June 1 – 6HCC-Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Dr., June 3 – 6TDEM sites require appointments, available by calling 512-883-2400 or visiting txcovidtest.org. The sites will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

United Memorial Medical Center
United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) will open a new drive-thru and walk-up test site at the Southwest Multi-Service Center, 6400 High Star. UMMC will continue to offer drive-thru testing at its site at Houston Community College-Southeast, 6815 Rustic. 

Each site will open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until reaching its daily capacity of 250 tests. The sites don’t require appointments.

Other UMMC sites opening weekdays are:UMMC Tidwell, 510 W Tidwell Rd., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott St., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Griggs School, 801 Regional Park Dr., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.People needing information about UMMC test sites can call 1-866-333-COVID or visit ummcscreening.com.  

Houston Health Department Mobile Unit & Community-Based Sites
The department will set up its mobile unit at the Magnolia Multi-Service Center, 7037 Capitol, June 2 – 6.

Mobile unit testing is set for weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., or until reaching daily capacity of 100 tests. People don’t need an appointment to get a free COVID-19 test through the mobile unit, which offers drive-thru or walk-up options.

The department also operates two free drive-thru COVID-19 community-based testing sites open to anyone, regardless of symptoms. Each site has capacity for 500 tests per day.

New days of operation for the sites are Monday through Saturday. The sites will close on Sundays beginning May 31.

People can call the department’s COVID-19 Call Center at 832-393-4220 between 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. to receive an access code and directions to the nearest community-based site or get more information about the department’s mobile unit.

Federally Qualified Health Centers 
The health department is providing test kits, lab access and equipment to four local Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) so they can expand their COVID-19 testing capacity. The centers and phone numbers people can call to set up testing appointments are:
 Spring Branch Community Health Center, 713-462-6565El Centro de Corazon, 713-660-1880Avenue 360 Health and Wellness, 713-426-0027Lone Star Circle of Care at the University of Houston, 346-348-1200 andCommunity Health Network, 281-816-3317.FQHC patients pay what they can afford, based on income and family size, and are not denied services due to inability to pay or lack of insurance.

The department and its agency partners may shift locations and schedules of test sites to better meet community needs. Houstonians can visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 for current Houston test sites and information about stopping the spread of the virus.

Information obtained through testing, treatment or services will not be used against immigrants in their public charge evaluation.
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Mayor Turner calls for calm in Houston and encourages peaceful protests

Jun 2, 2020

Mayor Turner calls for calm in the City of Houston and encourages demonstrators to protest peacefully and respectfully in memory of George Floyd

HOUSTON –  Following a march and rally in downtown Houston near city hall Friday afternoon, Mayor Sylvester Turner urged protestors to stay calm and not commit acts of vandalism as they seek justice for George Floyd, a former Houston resident who was died in the custody of Minneapolis Police Officers. 

Floyd’s tragic death was caught on video and has sparked unrest throughout the country. On Friday afternoon, Minneapolis authorities arrested the former police officer seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for nine minutes as he repeatedly said that he could not breathe.

“I extend my condolences and prayers to George Floyd’s family,” Mayor Turner said about the 55-year-old who grew up in Third Ward and graduated from Jack Yates High School. 

“The pain, anger, and frustration are evident and understandable. People have a right to march and demonstrate. As Houston’s mayor, I ask people throughout our city to protest peacefully and respectfully.” 

Mayor Turner also warned protestors not to block roads or streets or engage in other destructive activity. 

“In this city, we value human life. We value every person regardless of the neighborhood where you were born and reared. We also recognize that communities and law enforcement must work together on the same team and moving in the same direction,” Mayor Turner said. 

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Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman and Jameis Winston

Jun 2, 2020

ONE TIME, ONE WORKOUT:
KEITH ‘ONE TIME’ THURMAN AND JAMEIS WINSTON ‘HEART OF A CHAMPION’ WORKOUT

“Jameis and his team were highly interested in getting some cross-training in now that gyms are open in Florida. The goal was to give him some basic fundamentals and a good workout. Get a good sweat on with the St. Pete Boxing crew, and give them something new. As you can see in the video, he pushed himself like a true champion – he has that heart and soul. You can see that even though he did not have the well-honed skill set of a boxer, his work rate, ethics, and what he was willing to do and keep pushing showed his heart. The last person that sweated that hard in the gym was me training for the Pacquaio fight. For a champion to witness the spirit of another champion was great – it takes one to know one. Jameis has the spirit for greatness,” Keith “One Time” Thurman, Two time, former unified, Welterweight World Boxing Champion.

Photo and video credit: Super Nola Studios

L to r: Coach O (Otis Leverette) Jameis Strength and Conditioning coach, Keith Thurman, Jameis Winston, Lenroy “TNT” Thomas, Akinyemi “AK 47” Laleye, Kole Allen

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