Aclara AMLO que no viajará a Washington con fines electorales

Jun 25, 2020

(CDMX). Tras darse a conocer la posible visita del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador a Washington, comenzaron las especulaciones de que el viaje sería por las próximas elecciones de Estados Unidos.

Ante el cuestionamiento, el primer mandatario mexicano reiteró que el encuentro será por la emtrada en vigor del T-MEC, así como agradecer el apoyo de homólogo Donald Trump, durante la pandemia de Covid-19 y aprovechar para reconocer a los compatriotas por el envío de remesas a México.

“La visita tiene como propósito iniciar la etapa nueva en el Tratado económico, comercial con Estados Unidos y Canadá, que es algo muy importante para las tres naciones”.

Nos importa mucho la relación con Estados Unidos, es una relación de amistad y tambien es una relación económica, comercial, indispensable, entonces por eso mi viaje a Estados Unidos.

“Acerca de los cuestionamientos y de las críticas, pues, tenemos que decidir y actuar con criterio, yo tengo que hacer lo que más beneficie a México, lo que más ayude”.

“Voy también porque en momentos difíciles cuando estaba con mayor intensidad la pandemia, le pedí apoyo para que se consiguieran equipo, ventiladores en particular y ordenó que se apoyara al gobierno de México y no están llegando esos equipos”.

Las críticas por esta visita cuestionaban el viaje, argumentando que este no sería un buen momento para que López Obrador asista a los Estados Unidos, ya que según encuestas norteamericanas, Trump va a la baja, y utilizaría la visita del presidente de México para ascender.

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Presenta Sheinbaum Plan de Reactivación Económica para la CDMX

Jun 25, 2020

(CDMX). En la mañanera del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, la jefa de Gobierno de la Ciudad de México presentó el Plan de Reactivación Económica y creación de empleos para la capital, que buscará generar hasta 987 mil trabajos para hacer frente a la crisis derivada del covid-19.

La mandataria señaló que en la Ciudad se han perdido alrededor de 220 mil empleos desde que se inició el confinamiento.

“La ciudad ha perdido por la pandemia alrededor de 220 mil empleos de abril a la fecha y nosotros queremos generar, a partir de este programa de reactivación 987 mil empleos, de los cuales 554 mil 800 serán empleos directos”.

Sheinbaum destacó, que habrá una inversión de 25 mil 894 millones de pesos en obra pública, como parte de este programa, con el que buscarán generar 129 mil empleos directos y 141 mil 970 empleos indirectos.

En obras privadas, la inversión será de 50 mil 373 millones de pesos, con lo que prevén generar alrededor de 260 mil 173 empleos directos, así como 286 mil 191 indirectos.

“A pesar de la difícil situación que está viviendo la ciudad por la pandemia, creemos que este programa de reactivación económica va a permitir la recuperación del empleo para los próximos meses”.

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“Probablemente sí” vaya AMLO a EU por entrada de T-MEC

Jun 25, 2020

(CDMX). El presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador anunció que existe la posibilidad de que viaje a Washington, Estados Unidos, para sostener un encuentro con su homólogo Donald Trump, así como Justin Trudeau, de Canadá, en el marco del arranque del Tratado México, Estados Unidos y Canadá.

Esta primicia se deriva tras la mención de Trump el día de ayer en una conferencia en Arizona, informando el viaje del mandatario mexicano.

“Es muy probable que vaya a Washington y me reuna con el presidente Trump, va a ser pronto. Nada más estamos esperando para definir el carácter del encuentro. Nosotros queremos que participe también el primer ministro de Canadá, Traudeau y que la reunión se lleve a cabo, con motivo del inicio del Tratado”.

López Obrador descartó que dicho encuentro sea el 1 de julio, pues ese día conmemorará dos años de su triunfo electoral en las urnas, por lo que prevé que su viaje sea días después.

Añadió, que también esperará que el gobierno estadounidense envíe la invitación al primer ministro de Canadá y este acepté.

“Como va a ser en Washington, nosotros estamos esperando que se haga la invitación del gobierno de Estados Unidos al gobierno de Canadá y que Canadá este de acuerdo”.

Además de abordar el T-MEC, el presidente mexicano planea agradecer a Donald Trump, el apoyo brindado a su administración, que no ha violado su soberanía.

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Mayor Turner Names Task Force Members to Review Houston Police Department Policies and Practices

Jun 25, 2020
Mayor Turner Names Task Force Members to Review Houston Police Department Policies and Practices
HOUSTON – Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner appointed 45 members to his Task Force on Policing Reform to explore best practices and procedures in operating the Houston Police Department.A complete list of members is here.
 The task force will make recommendations in training, use of force, police oversight, and interactions with the community. The official charge of the Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform is to:Review HPD policies and practices relating to the use of force.Review the operation of the IPOB, its effectiveness and recommend what changes, if any, should be made.Body cameras: assess when video footage should or should not be released to the general public; ie: criteriaBest practices (model) for crisis diversion (e.g. substance abuse, mental/behavioral issues, homelessness) – evaluate HPD Crisis Intervention TeamAssess how well HPD is doing with community policing and what more should be done to build the bond between police and community.How to decrease the “overt” presence of law enforcement without adversely affecting safety.”It’s a tall order. It’s certainly important that people get an opportunity to express their thoughts, provide their opinions, and I know that we will get many. I think, in the end, this will help our city move forward in a very productive fashion,” said Mayor Turner. “Over the past several weeks, we have all listened to a call for police reform and the demand for change. People in our community want good policing, accountability, and transparency within the Houston Police Department.”Laurence “Larry” Payne will chair the 45-member Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform.Currently, Mr. Payne is the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Civic Engagement, and Critical Conversations for the Houston Public Library.The other 44 members represent the business community, community activists/organizers to faith leaders to advocates. Mayor Turner also named five special advisors to the task force.

The Mayor’s Task Force on Policing Reform will meet for the first time during the week of July 6 and have up to 90 days to submit its recommendations.
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JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO DERROTA A ANDREW ‘THE MONSTER’ MOLONEY PARA CONVERTIRSE EN MONARCA MUNDIAL SUPERMOSCA AMB

Jun 25, 2020
JOSHUA ‘THE PROFESSOR’ FRANCO DERROTA A ANDREW ‘THE MONSTER’ MOLONEY PARA CONVERTIRSE EN MONARCA MUNDIAL SUPERMOSCA AMB 
Apriete AQUÍ para FotosCrédito de Foto: Mikey Williams / Top Rank             LAS VEGAS, Nevada 23 de junio de 2020.— Joshua “The Professor” Franco (17-1-2, 8 nocáuts) de San Antonio, Texas dio una lección de boxeo esta noche, al derrotar al australiano Andrew “Monster” Moloney (21-1, 14 nocauts) por decisión unánime, y de paso le despojó la corona mundial supermosca AMB durante 12 asaltos llenos de acción.               Franco, quien derribó a Moloney en el undécimo episodio, ganó con puntuaciones de 115-112, 114-113, y 114-113 en un duelo celebrado en el Grand Ballroom del MGM Grand Conference Center en Las Vegas, Nevada en vivo por ESPN.             “Siempre sabía que esto iba a ser posible”, afirmó Joshua Franco. “Sabía que todo mi esfuerzo iba a tener su recompensa. Gracias a Golden Boy por el apoyo y la oportunidad. Estaban detrás de mí al 100% y ahora tienen un nuevo campeón mundial”, aseveró.
            “Después del cuarto asalto, empecé a calentarme y descifrar a Moloney. La caída que le propine en el undécimo asalto era crucial. La necesitaba. Pero creo que poco a poco lo empecé a agotar. Pensé que había hecho lo suficiente para ganar cuando se terminó la pelea. Mi entrenador Roberto García me había preparado muy bien”, puntualizó.           “Esta noche se llevó acabo el primer combate de título mundial tras el inicio de la pandemia COVID-19, y un peleador Golden Boy aceptó el reto, ingresó al territorio del enemigo, y dominó”, dijo Óscar De La Hoya, Presidente y Jefe Ejecutivo of Golden Boy. “Esta victoria de Franco es muy especial para nosotros porque él fue parte de un impresionante grupo de jóvenes peleadores que firmamos en el 2015 cuando estábamos reconstruyendo nuestro establo. Cinco años después, se ha recompensado el trabajo mutuo que hemos hecho. Desde su debut en nuestra serie de LA Fight Club a su combate estelar en televisión nacional, Franco se ha desarrollado en un campeón mundial”, finalizó.
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City of Houston looking for artists to add to the City’s Art Collection

Jun 25, 2020
City of Houston Announces Over $3M in Artist Opportunities
New art acquisitions will grow the City’s public collection while supporting artists impacted by the COVID-19 economic downturn  
HOUSTON – The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (MOCA) announced today new opportunities for artists and artist groups to have their artwork selected for the City’s Art Collection.  In April, MOCA began announcing opportunities for artists and the creative community in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 emergency.   This new series of projects are for the City’s airports and the new Sunnyside Multi-Service and Health Center.  There are about 100 opportunities open to Houston and Texas artists in the calls for qualifications. “Two months ago, we announced new art for the Alief Community Center, and we now have new projects coming to Sunnyside and the City’s airports,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “While we fight against the health impact of the virus, we are also fighting the economic effects with these new investments.” The Houston Health Department operates 12 multi-service centers and five health centers throughout Houston. Multi-service centers work in partnership with collaborating agencies to provide educational resources, direct services, referrals, access to basic needs, and other social service needs.  “The importance of health workers has never been more clear locally and globally,” said Debbie McNulty, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. “To be commissioning new artwork for a community multi-service and health center at this time has taken on greater meaning and significance.” 

Rendering for new Sunnyside Multi-Service and Health Center

Art showcased at the Houston airports will have a large audience as the Houston Airport System served nearly 60 million passengers in 2019.“This is a difficult time for all people, including artists – many of which are either self-employed or small business owners,” Houston Airports Curator of Public Art Alton DuLaney said. “It’s unfortunate that many galleries are closed, and many artists are out of work. We hope this will be a lifeline for some of them. We are honored to be in a position to lift-up our Texas artists in this way while enriching Houston Airports’ public art collection.” 

Pre-application workshops and submission deadlines for each opportunity are as follows: Sunnyside Multi-Service and Health Center  
https://www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs/sunnysiderfq.html 
RFQ Submission Deadline: Monday, July 27, 2020 
Artist Info Session #1: Wednesday, July 1, 2020 
Artist Info Session #2: Thursday, July 11, 2020 Houston Airports Portable Works 
https://www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs/civicartportableairportsrfa.html  
RF Deadline: Monday, August 3, 2020 
Artist Info Session #1: Saturday, July 8, 2020 
Artist Info Session #2: Thursday, July 18, 2020 Houston Airports New Commissions 
https://www.houstontx.gov/culturalaffairs/civicartairportsrfq.html  
RFQ Deadline: Monday, August 10, 2020 
Artist Info Session #1: Saturday, July 8, 2020 
Artist Info Session #2: Thursday, July 18, 2020 
 The Houston Arts Alliance is managing the selection process. The selected artists must be able and willing to sign a contract with Houston Arts Alliance for the commission.  The City of Houston Civic Art Program is funding the artwork. In 1999, the City of Houston established an ordinance designating 1.75% of qualified Capital Improvement Project dollars be set aside for civic art.  For more information about COVID-19 related emergency financial help or the City’s Civic Art Program, go to www.HouCityArt.org or follow the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs on Facebook and Instagram @HoustonMOCA. 
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Application for COVID-19 Relief Fund Opens June 23 and 24

Jun 25, 2020

Dear friends, 
The Harris County COVID-19 Relief Fund will open its online and phone application process for financial assistance to eligible Harris County residents on June 23 and June 24. In May, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioners Court approved the creation of the $30 million COVID-19 Relief Fund to be distributed to an estimated 20,000 households that are among the hardest hit financially by the pandemic, and are ineligible or cannot afford to wait for other assistance. Selected households will receive between an estimated $1,200 and $1,500. 
“We have a moral obligation to take care of our most vulnerable residents,” said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. “Far too many of our neighbors, friends and family members – through no fault of their own – have lost their jobs. They are struggling to pay rent, their bills, and to put food on the table. As a community we must rally together to ensure that our most vulnerable residents don’t fall through the cracks. This fund will provide thousands of families with some immediate and much-needed relief.”
The online application will open on HarrisCountyRelief.org on Tuesday, June 23 at 6 a.m. and close on Wednesday, June 24 at 10 p.m. You can also apply over the phone by calling the COVID-19 Relief Fund’s phone center at (832) 848-0214. The phone center will be receiving calls from applicants on June 23 from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and June 24 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The online and phone application will be available in a variety of languages, including English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, French, Farsi, Hindi, Urdu, Tagalog, Korean, and Vietnamese. Applications are not first-come, first-served. Instead, awardees will be selected through a randomized selection process from among the applicants.
To be eligible for funds, applicants must live in Harris County and meet certain household income and public benefits criteria. The fund is open to immigrant households. Given the enormous need, the fund is likely to receive more applications than funding available. To ensure the funds are reaching those most deeply impacted and vulnerable in our communities, the selection process will prioritize residents in Harris County’s most vulnerable census tracts. 
For more information on the COVID-19 Relief Fund application, eligibility criteria, and the selection process, please visit HarrisCountyRelief.org. Those in need of immediate assistance are encouraged to call 211 Texas/United Way helpline to find an organization in your geographic region that can serve you.

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Top Lightweight Contenders Set to Deliver Fireworks

Jun 25, 2020

TOP LIGHTWEIGHT CONTENDERS

(#3) DUSTIN POIRIER AND (#5) DAN HOOKER

SET TO DELIVER FIREWORKS IN JUNE 27 MAIN EVENT

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FEATURED BOUTS:

MIKE PERRY vs. MICKEY GALL

Las Vegas – UFC® continues its run of shows at UFC APEX with a lightweight main event all but guaranteed to deliver action as No. 3 ranked contender Dustin Poirier and No. 5 Dan Hooker meet in a battle of elite strikers. In the co-main event, two fan favorites will clash at welterweight as Mike Perry goes for another signature knockout against submission specialist Mickey Gall.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: POIRIER vs. HOOKER will take place Saturday, June 27 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The main card begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+. The preliminary card will kick off at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT. The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance.

A former interim UFC lightweight champion, Poirier (25-6 1NC, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) returns to action looking to remind the rest of the division that he is still one of the best in the world. Among the most respected athletes on the roster, Poirier has secured wins over former UFC champions Max Holloway (twice), Eddie Alvarez and Anthony Pettis. He now aims to stop the impressive run of Hooker and make his claim for another title shot.

One of the most dangerous strikers at lightweight, Hooker (21-8, fighting out of Auckland, New Zealand) intends to land another devastating knockout and secure the biggest win of his career. Since moving up to 155 pounds, Hooker has earned notable victories over Gilbert Burns, James Vick and Al Iaquinta. He now looks to prove that he can compete with the elite of the division and achieve his first UFC title shot. 

A fan favorite for his explosive fighting style and unique personality, Perry (13-6, fighting out of Orlando, Fla.) looks to bounce back into the win column with another exciting performance. A power puncher with all of his finishes coming by knockout, Perry has earned victories over Paul Felder, Jake Ellenberger and Alex Oliveira. He now looks to make an emphatic statement with another highlight reel finish.

One of the top prospects in the welterweight division, Gall (6-2, fighting out of Green Brook Township, N.J.) has proven that he holds the grappling skills to stop anyone in the world. A Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Gall has secured submissions in all but one of his victories, including wins over CM Punk, Sage Northcutt and George Sullivan. He now looks to become only the second person to submit Perry and continue his run up the welterweight ranks.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Dana White’s Contender Series veterans clash as Brendan Allen (13-3, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) looks to spoil the debut of Kyle Daukaus (9-0, fighting out of Philadelphia, Penn.)
  • Gian Villante (17-11, fighting out of Bellmore, N.Y.) makes his heavyweight debut against Maurice Greene (8-5, fighting out of St. Cloud, Minn.)
  • Lightweight strikers aim to put on a show as Luis Pena (8-2, fighting out of Gilroy, Calif.) meets Khama Worthy (15-6, fighting out of Pittsburgh, Penn.)
  • Mara Romero Borella (13-8, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) intends to bounce back into the win column when she takes on UFC newcomer Miranda Maverick (7-2, fighting out of Norfolk, Va.) at flyweight
  • Philipe Lins (14-4, fighting out of Coconut Creek, Fla.) and Tanner Boser (17-6-1, fighting out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) look to make a statement in a clash of heavyweight hopefuls
  • In a 150 pound catchweight bout, Dana White’s Contender Series signee Sean Woodson (7-0, fighting out of St. Louis, Mo.) looks to remain undefeated when he takes on Kyle Nelson (13-3, fighting out of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada)
  • Takashi Sato (15-3, fighting out of Tokyo, Japan) welcomes the debuting Ramiz Brahimaj (8-2, fighting out of Dallas, Texas) to the UFC welterweight division
  • Invicta FC standouts look to make a statement as Kay Hansen (6-3, fighting out of Fullerton, Calif.) takes on former atomweight champion Jinh Yu Frey (9-4, fighting out of Arlington, Texas)
  • Jordan Griffin (18-7, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisc.) returns to action aims to hand Youssef Zalal (8-2, fighting out of Englewood, Colo.) his first UFC loss in a featherweight bout

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Mayor Turner distributes masks, encourages compliance with Harris County order requiring face coverings inside businesses beginning Monday

Jun 25, 2020
Mayor Turner and volunteers distribute thousands of face masks.
Mayor encourages everyone to wear masks and comply with new Harris County mandate to help stop the spread of COVID-19
HOUSTON –  Mayor Sylvester Turner joined volunteers to distribute thousands of face coverings Saturday afternoon as businesses throughout Houston prepare to enforce a new Harris County mandate requiring customers to wear masks.

On Friday, Mayor Turner joined Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo as she announced a new order mandating that everyone over the age of 10 wear a face covering while in businesses or on commercial properties, including employees and all visitors and customers. The order will be in effect at 12:01AM on Monday, June 22.

“Toward the end of April and the first couple weeks of May, we flattened the curve, and the numbers of positive COVID-19 cases were heading in the right direction. Now, the numbers are starting to tick up, and we are encouraging everyone to mask up,” said Mayor Turner, who believes the mandate can help stop the virus spread and save lives. 

On Saturday afternoon, the mayor was joined at the mask distribution by members of FOCUS Humanitarian USA and the Ismaili Council for the Southwestern US. Earlier this week, the organizations donated 500,000 reusable face masks to the City of Houston, which the mayor said would help vulnerable populations and first responders.

The mayor and volunteers distributed thousands of masks along with boxed canned goods supplied by the Houston Food Bank. 

The Heath Equity Resource (H.E.R.) Task Force also assisted in Saturday’s mask giveaway. The  H.E.R.Task Force is a vital component of the City of Houston’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery effort launched by Mayor Turner in April 2020 as an intervention for vulnerable and at-risk populations. The task force helped create the MASK UP! campaign to encourage everyone to wear a mask in public spaces protect the entire community.

“Scientifically, medically, what we do know is that masks work. If you need a mask, contact  the city or directly contact your city council member,” said Mayor Turner.  

The Houston Health Department reported 844 new cases of COVID-19, on Saturday, June 20, bringing the total case count for the City of Houston to 12,533.
Ten additional deaths were reported bringing the total to 191.
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