Llegó el avión presidencial a México

Jul 22, 2020

(CDMX). ¡Ya llegó! ¡Ya está en México!… Tras 19 meses de estar estacionado en el aeropuerto de Victorville, California, finalmente despegó y aterrizó en la Ciudad de México el famosísimo avión presidencial, José María Morelos y Pavón.

 Este miércoles alrededor de las 14 horas la aeronave TP-01, fue captada a su llegada, tras haber sido anunciado su regreso.

Recordemos que este avión ha causado gran polémica, pues su venta fue parte de la promesa de campaña del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, por ser un avión sumamente costoso y lujoso, utilizado por el anterior mandatario de México, Enrique Peña Nieto.

Tras no concretarse ninguna venta hasta el momento, el costo de este será rifado el próximo 15 de septiembre a través de la Lotería Nacional y lo recaudado será para adquirir insumos médicos para combatir la pandemia de Covid-19.

El costo del “cachito” de lotería es de 500 pesos y son 100 premios de 20 millones cada uno.

En los próximos días esperamos tener imágenes del interior de la aeronave, pues el mismo presidente Andrés Manuel indicó en una de sus conferencias matutinas que dejaría a la prensa mostrar al público como es por dentro.

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GOBCDMX digitaliza programa Mi Beca Para Empezar

Jul 22, 2020

(CDMX). El Gobierno de la Ciudad de México anunció que el programa Mi Beca Para Empezar, que beneficia a miles de estudiantes de educación básica, se manejará a través de una aplicación móvil a fin de preservar el distanciamiento social.

La directora del Fideicomiso de Educación Garantizada (Fidegar), Araceli Hernández Calderón, detalló que los beneficios será poder realizar compras desde su celular.

“El programa de Mi beca para empezar para este nuevo ciclo escolar 2020-2021 todos los alumnos de nuevo ingreso del 15 de agosto al 13 de diciembre podrán registrarse por medio de esta aplicación”.

“Estamos en tiempo de contingencia, debemos de permanecer en casa, es por ello que hemos modernizado este programa y lo hemos pasado al ámbito digital”.

Araceli Hernández señaló que los interesados deberán descargar la aplicación y ahí mismo subir los documentos requeridos digitalizados para poder acceder a ella, o quienes ya contaban con el beneficio solo actualizarán sus datos.

Este programa buscará fortalecer la economía familiar de los alumnos de preescolar, primaria y secundaria, para que puedan adquirir lo necesario para su regreso a clases.

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AMLO presenta iniciativa para reformar el sistema de pensiones

Jul 22, 2020

(CDMX). En ‘la mañanera’ del presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador se presentó un proyecto de iniciativa de ley para reformar el Sistema de Pensiones, para aportar mayor beneficio a los trabajadores al momento de su retiro.

El secretario de Hacienda Arturo Herrera señaló que en este sistema de pensiones actual hay dos errores que buscan modificar; uno, en el ahorro y las aportaciones, y el segundo, en que México aún tiene un alto grado de informalidad y se necesitan mil 250 semanas de trabajo para una pensión garantizada.

“Después de esta reforma se espera que el trabajador aumente su pensión en un 40%, es decir, no es un asunto menor, se trata de cambiar de manera radical las condiciones de retiro de los trabajadores para que tengan acceso a un retiro justo”.

En ese sentido, parte de lo que busca esta reforma, será pasar de mil 250 a 750 semanas obligatorias de trabajo para obtener una pensión garantizada.

No incrementar las aportaciones de los trabajadores, sino que la aportación patronal se eleve de 5.15 a 13.87%; así como bajar de 25 a 15 años el límite inicial para recibir una pensión.

“La pregunta relevante es cómo se va a obtener eso, y la forma en la que se va a obtener es un aumento en la aportación total de 6.5 al 15% y la cual se va a elevar fundamentalmente por un incremento paulatino de la aportación de los patrones de 5.15 hasta 13.87%”.

La reforma está respaldada por el presidente del Consejo Coordinador Empresarial, Carlos Salazar Lomelín; los líderes de Morena, en la Cámara de Diputados, Mario Delgado; en el Senado, Ricardo Monreal y el titular del IMSS, Zoé Robledo.

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Excepcional e histórica la selección de los 4 nuevos consejeros del INE: Reyes Carmona

Jul 22, 2020

  • La Legislatura considerada como la Legislatura de la Paridad de Género, hace honor a su distinción al elegir dos nuevas consejeras y dos nuevos consejeros dentro del INE para los próximos nueve años y quienes llevarán la responsabilidad de apostar por la democracia
  • Este acto lleva a esta legislación a dejar asentado el acto histórico más importante dentro de la vida democrática del país, los legisladores debemos celebrar el blindaje que en materia electoral se deja y que servirá como precedente para las próximas generaciones

(CDMX). El diputado federal, Emmanuel Reyes Carmona, consideró como obligado el parámetro de selección de los cuatro consejeros que ocuparán las vacantes disponibles dentro del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE), pues como nunca antes se había visto, el procedimiento implementado contó con sesiones públicas que fueron transmitidas por diferentes medios, la revisión de los perfiles que se postularon por un Comité Técnico de Evaluación (CTE), integrado por siete miembros prestigiosos y sin vínculos partidistas.

Dijo que pese a algunas inconformidades que se derivaron, esto no fue obstáculo para llevar con éxito las diferentes etapas en el proceso de registro, evaluación, selección de los mismos por el CTE, y la elección final de los que serán los nuevos Consejeros del INE, pues en cada fase la Junta de Coordinación Política (Jucopo), que es integrada por la representación de todos los grupos parlamentarios, se mostró consenso, dialogo, apertura, y como consecuencia, la aprobación y respaldo al procedimiento.

“Mario Delgado tuvo dos opciones, entre escuchar las disidencias de algunos compañeros legisladores y entorpecer el proceso de selección y la de honrar su palabra, aún en contra de los escenarios más pesimistas de la oposición e inclusive de los contrarios al interior de Morena, sacó adelante el proceso, el cuál es legítimo, histórico y que sienta las bases de la democracia mexicana’’, comentó el diputado.

Argumentó que la intención de la metodología implementada, es la de dejar un precedente histórico y generar un procedimiento como nunca antes se había visto para la selección de los Consejeros, evitando las viejas mañas, los errores del pasado, la corrupción y el reparto de cuotas a los partidos políticos, añadió, que este acto de transparencia les ha dado a los diputados la consumación del acto aprobado con mayor relevancia histórica de la LXIV Legislatura.

El legislador morenista, hizo un reconocimiento a los siete integrantes que conformaron el CTE, por su trabajo y aportación profesional, lo que ocasiono llevar a la cumbre un proceso transparente, imparcial y apegado a la legalidad, así como a los integrantes de la Jucopo quienes en todo momento respaldaron las etapas y modalidades en la convocatoria.

‘’Otro aspecto que debemos celebrar es que el principio de paridad de género se ha hecho efectivo, felicito de manera respetuosa a las dos nuevas consejeras Norma Irene de la Cruz Magaña, Carla Astrid Humphrey Jordan y los dos nuevos consejeros José Martín Fernando Faz Mora y Uuc-Kib Espadas Ancona, les incito a trabajar por México, por una verdadera democracia, en sus manos está llevar a la realidad los principios rectores del INE, certeza, legalidad, independencia, imparcialidad, objetividad y máxima publicidad’’, añadió.

Con información de la oficina del diputado federal Emmanuel Reyes Carmona.

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BIG-TIME BOXING IS BACK!

Jul 22, 2020
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SHOWTIME SPORTS® AND PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS RETURN TO THE RING WITH ROBUST LIVE BOXING SCHEDULE SPANNING FIVE MONTHS

Nine Live Events * 18 Undefeated Fighters * Nine World Champions and Eight World Championship Fights Begin Saturday, August 1

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NEW YORK – July 22, 2020 – SHOWTIME Sports and Premier Boxing Champions announced today a lineup of nine live boxing events featuring 18 undefeated fighters, nine world champions, and eight world championship fights including one world title unification bout. The schedule comprises 22 critical matchups from bantamweight to heavyweight and features some of the biggest stars in the sport today – Gervonta Davis, Leo Santa Cruz, Jermall Charlo, Jermell Charlo, David Benavidez and more. It is the largest collection of world championship boxing announced since the COVID-19 pandemic forced a stoppage of the sport.

The SHOWTIME boxing schedule begins on Saturday, August 1 and runs through the end of 2020. Initially, each live telecast will be presented without fans in attendance from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Included in the schedule are four world title eliminators, three interim title fights and 13 bouts in all pitting top-10 ranked fighters.

There are two SHOWTIME PPV® events in the lineup presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The first in late September is a pay-per-view doubleheader featuring four world title bouts in back-to-back three-fight events on the same night all for one price. Doubleheaders are common in the NFL, NBA and MLB. There hasn’t ever been a boxing PPV doubleheader – until now. The second blockbuster PPV event in October is a unique clash with the winner earning world titles in two weight classes. 

“We are proud to announce the strongest and most comprehensive schedule of fights in all of boxing,” said Stephen Espinoza, President, Sports and Event Programming, Showtime Networks Inc. “Each bout on this schedule, our largest schedule announcement since 2018, carries high stakes and significant implications. From highly regarded prospects to emerging stars to established champions – all in tough matchups – this lineup delivers on our promise to provide boxing fans with the best talent, the most exciting fights and the highest quality presentation in the sport. We are thrilled to return to live boxing with this star-studded schedule of exciting, meaningful fights.”

Philadelphia’s 122-pound rising star Stephen Fulton Jr. will headline SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® on August 1 (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) against talented, fellow undefeated contender Angelo Leo of the Mayweather stable in a marquee 12-round matchup for the vacant WBO junior featherweight world title. The Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by Mayweather Promotions and TGB Promotions. This will mark the first live boxing event on SHOWTIME since ShoBox: The New Generation on March 13 when the network presented what was to be the last nationally televised professional sporting event in the U.S. for several weeks.

“We couldn’t be more excited to be finally getting back to boxing,” said Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions. “Everyone has been patiently waiting and the series of fights that we will collectively put on over the next few months will be great for boxing and the sports world in general. We’re kicking things off August 1 with a world title opportunity for our rising contender Angelo Leo who has been consistently grinding and taking care of business. He’s facing another young and focused undefeated fighter and only one of them can be crowned champion. Both guys are confident that the title belongs to them, which is going to make for a great fight from the first bell.”

“I have been really impressed with both Fulton and Leo,” said Tom Brown, President of TGB Promotions. “Fulton’s resume includes victories over eight undefeated fighters. Angelo Leo will be the third straight unbeaten fighter he’s faced. Leo has passed every test he’s had with victories against some of the toughest fighters in the division. The winner of this match will be soaring to new heights in the division.”

“This is my time. I’ve prepared for this my whole life,” said Fulton. “He will be a world champion one day, but not this time.”

“I’m excited to get back in the ring and to continue where I left off,” said Leo. “It’s an honor to be the main event on SHOWTIME and to be fighting for the WBO belt.”

The fight-by-fight schedule follows:

August 1

Main Event: Stephen Fulton Jr. (18-0, 8 KOs) vs. Angelo Leo (19-0, 9 KOs) – Vacant WBO Junior Featherweight World Championship

Co-Feature: Tramaine Williams (19-0, 6 KOs) vs. Ra’eese Aleem (16-0, 10 KOs) – Super Bantamweight Title Eliminator

Co-Feature: Joe George (10-0, 6 KOs) vs. Marcos Escudero (10-1, 9 KOs) II – Light Heavyweight Bout

About: Fellow Americans and undefeated fighters Fulton and Leo are legitimate top-10 junior featherweight contenders who will meet for the vacant WBO 122-pound world title. A southpaw from New Haven, Conn., Williams will clash with Las Vegas-based Aleem in an intriguing, 50-50 matchup between talented, undefeated prospects. Managed by All-Pro lineman Trent Williams, Houston’s George upset Escudero in an exciting ShoBox affair last November.

August 15

Main Event: David Benavidez (22-0, 19 KOs) vs. Roamer Alexis Angulo (26-1, 22 KOs) – WBC Super Middleweight World Championship

Co-Feature: Rolando Romero (11-0, 10 KOs) vs. Jackson Marinez (19-0, 7 KOs) – WBA Lightweight Interim Title

Co-Feature: Otto Wallin (20-1, 13 KOs) vs. Travis Kauffman (32-3, 23 KOs) – Heavyweight Bout

About: Undefeated Benavidez, 23, kicks off his second reign as WBC Super Middleweight Champion. In 2017, he became the youngest 168-pound champion in boxing history by defeating Ronald Gavril on SHOWTIME at just 20 years old. Angulo is coming off an upset win over heavily hyped and then unbeaten prospect Anthony Sims Jr. The power-punching “Rolly” Romero of the Mayweather stable, who has scored five first- or second-round stoppages in his last six fights, is an undefeated ShoBox alum ranked No. 10 by the WBA while Marinez is ranked No. 6. Wallin vs. Kauffman is an intriguing heavyweight matchup between the Swedish southpaw and the veteran Kauffman. Both fighters have survived bouts with the COVID-19 virus, made full recoveries and are anxious to get back in the ring. The winner will undoubtedly receive another big fight. The loser will go to the back of the line in the busy heavyweight division. This Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by TGB Promotions and Sampson Boxing. The Romero vs. Marinez bout is co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions.

September 19

Main Event: Erickson Lubin (22-1, 16 KOs) vs. Terrell Gausha (21-1-1, 10 KOs) – WBC Super Welterweight Title Eliminator Bout

Co-Feature: Tugstsogt Nyambayar (11-1, 9 KOs) vs. Eduardo Ramirez (23-2-3, 10 KOs) – WBC Featherweight Title Eliminator Bout

Co-Feature: Jaron Ennis (25-0, 23 KOs) vs. TBA – Welterweight Bout

About: Lubin, already a veteran at just 24 years old, has excelled since his shocking first-round loss to Jermell Charlo three years ago. Gausha is a former U.S. Olympian with just one loss. Both men are poised and hungry for a signature win and the opportunity to fight for a unified 154-pound title, which will be on the line the following week. Nyambayar and Ramirez are legitimate top-10 contenders. Nyambayar faced Gary Russell Jr. in February on SHOWTIME in the last SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING telecast before the COVID-19 shutdown. Ramirez, of Mexico, is coming off a stoppage of previously unbeaten Leduan Barthelemy. A graduate of the popular ShoBox: The New Generation series, Philadelphia native Ennis has fought twice on ShoBox and twice on SHOWTIME BOXING: Special Edition cards. Ennis is a former National Golden Gloves Champion ranked No. 12 by the WBO and No. 14 by the IBF. This Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by TGB Promotions and the Ennis bout is in association with D & D Boxing.

September 26 – SHOWTIME/Premier Boxing Champions PPV Doubleheader

In One of the Main Events: Jermall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) vs. Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) – WBC Middleweight World Championship

Co-Feature: Brandon Figueroa (20-0-1, 15 KOs) vs. Damien Vasquez (15-1-1, 7 KOs) – WBA Super Bantamweight World Championship

Co-Feature: Diego Magdaleno (32-3, 13 KOs) vs. Isaac Cruz (19-1-1, 14 KOs) – IBF Lightweight Title Eliminator Bout

About: Houston’s Charlo will defend his title against WBC No.-1 ranked Ukrainian Derevyanchenko in one of the main events of this pay-per-view twin bill that boasts four world title fights. Charlo has held the WBC middleweight title since 2019 and reigned as the IBF junior middleweight champion from 2015 to ‘17. Charlo holds wins at 154 pounds against championship-level fighters including Cornelius Bundrage, Austin Trout and Julian Williams. Derevyanchenko has twice challenged for the IBF middleweight title in 2018 and ‘19, losing only to top-level opponents Daniel Jacobs and Gennadiy Golovkin. The 23-year-old Figueroa claimed the interim WBA 122-pound title with an eighth-round stoppage of Yonfrez Parejo last April, before successfully defending the title with a homecoming KO of Javier Chacon in Edinburg, Texas. After being upgraded to the “regular” titlist, Figueroa retained his belt after a 12-round draw against Julio Ceja last November. The southpaw Vasquez is coming off a stoppage win over Alejandro Moreno in February of 2020. Magdaleno vs. Cruz is an IBF title eliminator matchup of ShoBox alums currently ranked 10th and sixth, respectively.

The Other Main EventJermell Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) vs. Jeison Rosario (20-1-1, 14 KOs) – WBC, WBA and IBF 154-Pound Unification Bout

Co-Feature: Mario Barrios (25-0, 16 KOs) vs. Ryan Karl (18-2, 11 KOs) – WBA Super Lightweight World Championship

Co-Feature: Daniel Roman (26-3-1, 10 KOs) vs. TBA – Super Bantamweight Bout

About: In the other main event of this two-part, six-fight pay-per-view telecast, Jermell Charlo will take on Rosario in just the eighth world title unification fight in the 154-pound division’s history. It is also just the second fight with three super welterweight world title belts up for grabs. In January, Rosario upset Julian Williams to win the WBA and IBF titles. Last December, Charlo regained the title by stopping Tony Harrison. At stake is supremacy in a talent-rich division. The 25-year-old Barrios from San Antonio has held the WBA (regular) super lightweight title since September of 2019. His opponent Karl hails from Houston and is ranked No. 9 by the WBA. A regular sparring partner of Erislandy Lara and Jermell Charlo, Karl is trained by Ronnie Shields. Roman is a former unified super bantamweight champion, having held the WBA (Super) and IBF titles from 2019 to January 2020. Roman’s 19-bout winning streak was snapped in January in a split-decision loss to Murodjon Akhmadaliev. Ranked in the top five by all four sanctioning bodies, Roman previously held the WBA title from 2017 to 2019. This unique PPV doubleheader is presented by Premier Boxing Champions and promoted by Lions Only Promotions and TGB Promotions. The Jermell Charlo-Jeison Rosario match is co-promoted with Sampson Boxing.

October 10

Main Event: Sergey Lipinets (16-1, 12 KOs) vs. Kudratillo Abdukakhorov (15-0, 8 KOs) – IBF Welterweight Interim Title

Co-Feature: Xavier Martinez (15-0, 11 KOs) vs. Claudio Marrero (24-4, 17 KOs) – Super Featherweight Bout

Co-Feature: Malik Hawkins (18-0, 11 KOs) vs. Subriel Matias (15-1, 15 KOs) – Super Lightweight Bout

About: The 31-year-old Lipinets has won three significant fights in a row since his lone loss to Mikey Garcia, including a dominant stoppage that sent former word titlist Lamont Peterson into retirement. Uzbekistan’s Abdukakhorov is coming off his biggest win to date over former world titlist Luis Collazo and is yet to taste defeat since turning professional in 2015. With Abdukakhorov ranked No. 1 by the IBF and Lipinets ranked No. 3, the winner will be in prime position to challenge the unified 147-pound world champion Errol Spence Jr. Sacramento’s Martinez of the Mayweather stable is an exciting prospect who thrilled ShoBox viewers when he scored one of the quickest knockouts in the history of the series last November, while Marrero is a grizzled veteran who held the WBA interim featherweight title in 2017. Hawkins of the Mayweather stable is trained by Calvin Ford and a teammate of two-division world champion Gervonta Davis. Every one of Matias’ 15 career victories as a pro has come by way of knockout, with his only setback a unanimous-decision loss to Petros Ananyan back in February. This Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by TGB Promotions, Top Rank, Inc. and Mayweather Promotions. 

October 24 – SHOWTIME/Premier Boxing Champions PPV

Main Event: Gervonta Davis (23-0, 22 KOs) vs. Leo Santa Cruz (37-1-1, 19 KOs) – WBA Super Featherweight World Championship/WBA Lightweight World Championship

About: This blockbuster main event will be contested at the super featherweight limit of 130 pounds. The winner of the match, however, will be in the unique position to earn world championships at 130 and 135 pounds on the same night.Two crowd favorites with massive followings will meet with Santa Cruz’s newly won WBA (Super) 130-pound world title on the line. The unbeaten “Tank” Davis is a two-division world champion and reigning WBA lightweight titlist at the age of 25. He emerged as a bona fide star in 2019 with sold-out main event bouts in Baltimore and Atlanta. “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz is a four-division world champion who avenged his only professional loss to Carl Frampton. The stage is set for one of the best matchups that can be made in all of boxing. Both men are all-action fighters. Davis boasts a knockout percentage of .957 while Santa Cruz is one of the busiest punchers in the sport. The winner of this fight will rightfully earn a top-10 spot on the coveted pound-for-pound list. This Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by Mayweather Promotions, TGB Promotions, GTD Promotions and Santa Cruz Boxing Club.

November 28

Main Event: Chris Colbert (14-0, 5 KOs) vs. Jaime Arboleda (16-1, 13 KOs) – WBA Super Featherweight Interim Title

Co-Feature: Richardson Hitchins (11-0, 5 KOs) vs. Argenis Mendez (25-5-3, 12 KOs) – Super Lightweight Bout

Co-Feature: TBA

About: The WBA interim super featherweight champion Colbert has fought five times in the past 20 months. Arboleda of Panama earned a split-decision win over veteran Jayson Velez in a WBA junior lightweight eliminator in February. New York City’s Hitchins of the Mayweather stable represented his parents’ home country of Haiti in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and Mendez is a former IBF Super Featherweight champion from the Dominican Republic. This Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by TGB Promotions and Sampson Boxing. The Hitchins vs. Mendez bout is co-promoted by Mayweather Promotions.

December 12

Main Event: Nordine Oubaali (17-0, 12 KOs) vs. Nonito Donaire (40-6, 26 KOs) – WBC Bantamweight World Championship

Co-Feature: TBA

Co-Feature: TBA

About: France’s Oubaali will be defending the WBC bantamweight world title for the third time. Donaire is the No. 1-ranked contender and fighting for his eighth world championship. A four-division titlist and former pound-for-pound mainstay, Donaire fought brilliantly in what many picked as 2019’s Fight of the Year, a decision loss to Naoya Inoue. At age 37, Donaire is attempting to defy the belief that the smaller the fighter, the earlier the prime. The Premier Boxing Champions event is promoted by TGB Promotions.

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City of Houston Announces the 10th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest Presented by Shell. Registration is Open and Volunteers are Needed!

Jul 22, 2020
City of Houston Announces the 10th Annual Mayor’s Back to School Fest Presented by Shell. Registration is Open and Volunteers are Needed!
HOUSTON – It is time to register for supplies or to volunteer at the Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest presented by Shell. The City has partnered with the Houston Food Bank to distribute food, masks, backpacks, and school supplies for Houston-area elementary students and their families. 
Event Details
Date: 
Friday and Saturday, August 7-8, 2020 
Time: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m., both days or while supplies last 
Location: NRG, Yellow Parking Lot (8797 S. Main Street)
Pre-Registration:Pre-registration is recommended and will begin on Monday, July 20th for all elementary school students and their families in the surrounding Houston area. Please register here: https://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/registermystudent.htmlVolunteer Opportunities:Friday and Saturday, August 7-8 (2 shifts per day)Shift 1: 7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.Shift 2: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.Please register here: https://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/volunteersneeded.htmlVolunteers must adhere to CDC guidelines. Masks and gloves will be provided.Volunteer Orientation will take place on Wednesday, August 5, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. via webinar.
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HFD Fire Capt. Leroy Lucio loses battle with COVID-19.

Jul 22, 2020
HOUSTON –  The following is Mayor Sylvester Turner’s statement on the death of Houston Fire Capt. 
Leroy Lucio who died from Covid-19 Monday night.

“I ask the City of Houston to join me in praying for Capt. Leroy Lucio’s family. His death leaves a void in the department and in the hearts of the men and women that he mentored and supervised during his 30 year career in the Houston Fire Department.

“We are grateful for his service to the city. May he Rest In Peace.” 
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Mayor Turner Discusses COVID-19 Impact on City Employees, Offers Condolences to Families of Two Employees Who Died

Jul 22, 2020
Mayor Turner Discusses COVID-19 Impact on City Employees, Offers Condolences to Families of Two Employees Who Died
Mayor Turner talks about the impact of COVID-19 on City of Houston employees.
HOUSTON –   Today, Mayor Sylvester Turner extended prayers and condolences to the families of two Houston Public Works employees who passed away last week due to COVID-19. Natarvia Robertson worked in Customer Account Services, and Michael Sanchez (pictured below) worked in Transportation & Drainage Operations.

Both individuals were essential employees reporting to work every day to support Houstonians. Her family and extended family will greatly miss Robertson. Sanchez was a husband, father, brother, and son. His family wants Houstonians to know that he had a passion for serving our City. “These two colleagues were essential employees reporting to work every day to support Houstonians and provide basic services that keep Houstonians safe during this pandemic.,” said Carol Haddock, PE, Houston Public Works Director. “We have adjusted how we do business because of the pandemic. However, for around 3,000 of our 4,000 employees, telecommuting is not an option. It’s just not possible to run a treatment plant from your home office, unclog a stormwater drain from your living room or repair a broken water main if you aren’t physically here.”The mayor also thanked all municipal employees and first responders who are working to protect Houston during the pandemic. The virus, which is spreading throughout the community, has taken a toll on the City’s overall workforce.Houston Municipal Employees (excluding HFD and HPD)286 positive casesHouston Police DepartmentOf 190 officers quarantined, 142 have tested positive for COVID-19, and 48 others are waiting for test results. Two hundred thirty other officers who tested positive for the virus have returned to work.Houston Fire Department 162 firefighters in quarantine38 have tested positive189 HFD firefighters have contracted the virus; 151 are back at workNo fire stations have been closed due to lack of staffing “This month, I am asking people to be very intentional and very focused about putting on a mask,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said. “The goal for us is to slow the spread, flatten the curve, and reduce the number of people going to the hospital so that our health delivery system is not overwhelmed.
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Javier Hernández regresa a Los Ángeles, se perderá lo que resta del Torneo Especial MLS is Back

Jul 22, 2020

Javier Hernández regresa a Los Ángeles, se perderá lo que resta del Torneo Especial MLS is Back

LOS ANGELES (Lunes, 20 de julio, 2020) – El delantero del LA Galaxy Javier Hernández ha regresado a Los Ángeles y se perderá lo que resta del Torneo Especial MLS is Back debido a una lesión en la pantorrilla derecha sufrida durante un entrenamiento la semana pasada, anunció hoy el club.

En el último partido de la Fase de Grupos en Orlando, Florida, LA Galaxy enfrentará al Houston Dynamo el jueves, 23 de julio a las 5:00 p.m. PT en vivo por FS1 y TUDN.

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PIVOTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT BETWEEN NO. 1 ROBERT WHITTAKER AND NO. 5 DARREN TILL HEADLINES

Jul 22, 2020

PIVOTAL MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT BETWEEN NO. 1 ROBERT WHITTAKER AND NO. 5 DARREN TILL HEADLINES

FINAL UFC FIGHT ISLAND CARD

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FEATURED BOUTS:

MAURICIO RUA vs. ANTONIO ROGERIO NOGUEIRA 3

(#14) FABRICIO WERDUM vs. (#7 – LHW) ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON

Las Vegas – The final event of the UFC® run of shows on UFC FIGHT ISLAND is set to be headlined by a pivotal middleweight bout as former champion and No. 1 ranked contender Robert Whittaker takes on No. 5 Darren Till. Also on the card, MMA legends Mauricio Rua and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira look to settle their historic trilogy. All events on UFC FIGHT ISLAND are the result of a partnership with the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT ON ESPN®: WHITTAKER vs. TILL will take place Saturday, July 25 at Flash Forum on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island. The full event will be simulcast airing live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes and ESPN+ (English and Spanish) with the prelims starting at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT and the main card at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT. The event will be closed to the public and will be produced with only essential personnel in attendance

The first New Zealand-born UFC champion, Whittaker (21-5, fighting out of Sydney, Australia) aims to return to his winning ways and secure the next shot at his lost title. Whittaker first captured his championship after moving up in weight and going on an incredible winning streak that included stoppage wins over Jacare Souza, Derek Brunson and Brad Tavares. This streak was capped off with back-to-back wins over Yoel Romero to earn and retain the belt, in two of the best fights in the division’s history. He now intends to make a statement and cement his claim as the clear No. 1 contender.

Former UFC welterweight title challenger, Till (18-2, fighting out of Liverpool, England) made an immediate impact in the middleweight division with a victory over perennial top contender Kelvin Gastelum. Prior to moving up in weight, Till had established himself as one of the best welterweights in the world with marquee wins over Donald Cerrone and Stephen Thompson. Now, Till seeks to earn another shot at UFC gold by taking out his first former champion.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Rua (26-11, fighting out of Curitiba, Brazil) looks to make it three in a row against fellow Brazilian legend Nogueira. One of the most exciting and dangerous athletes to compete in UFC and PRIDE, Rua has secured wins over a who’s who of MMA icons, including Alistair Overeem, Chuck Liddell, Mark Coleman, Rampage Jackson, Forrest Griffin and Lyoto Machida. He now intends to prove that he still has what it takes to compete with the best in the world.

Nogueira (23-9, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) plans to make the most of his third fight with Rua with a career-defining win. A former PRIDE standout, Nogueira made waves when he joined the UFC in 2009 by earning wins over former champions Tito Ortiz and Rashad Evans. Now, he looks to get back in the win column with another signature finish in what could be his last bout.

Additional bouts on the card include:

  • Former UFC champion and No. 14 ranked Fabricio Werdum (23-8, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif.) takes on former three-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson (18-6, fighting out of Stockholm, Sweden) in the heavyweight division
  • In a matchup of top women’s strawweight contenders, former champion and No. 7 ranked Carla Esparza (17-6, fighting out of Irvine, Calif.) attempts to hand undefeated No. 9 Marina Rodriguez (12-0-2, fighting out of Santa Catarina, Brazil) her first loss
  • Paul Craig (12-4, fighting out of Coatbridge, Scotland) battles fellow light heavyweight grappler Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-6, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia)
  • An exciting welterweight matchup sees Alex Oliveira (20-8, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) take on Peter Sobotta (17-5, fighting out of Balingen, Germany)
  • Looking to set a record for fastest back-to-back UFC wins, Khamzat Chimaev (7-0, Stockholm, Sweden) returns to welcome Rhys McKee (10-2-1, fighting out of Northern Ireland)
  • Veteran lightweight Francisco Trinaldo (25-7, fighting out of Federal District, Brazil) looks to spoil the UFC debut of Jai Herbert (10-1, fighting out of England, United Kingdom)
  • Nicolas Dalby (15-2, fighting out of Copenhagen, Denmark) intends to put on another exciting performance when he meets Jesse Ronson (21-10, fighting out of London, Ontario, Canada) on short notice at welterweight
  • In a heavyweight bout, Tom Aspinall (7-2, fighting out of England, United Kingdom) aims to make a good first impression on UFC fans when he takes on Jake Collier (11-4, fighting out of Cuba, Mo.)
  • Undefeated featherweight prospect Movsar Evloev (12-0, fighting out of Ingushetia, Russia) looks to hand Mike Grundy (12-1, fighting out of England, United Kingdom) his first UFC loss
  • Streaking Canadian heavyweight Tanner Boser (18-6-1, fighting out of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada) steps up on short notice to take on Raphael Pessoa (10-1, fighting out of Atuba, Parana, Brazil)
  • No. 13 ranked women’s bantamweight Bethe Correia (11-4, fighting out of Campina Grande, Paraiba, Brazil) aims to defend her spot in the rankings against Pannie Kianzad (13-5, fighting out of Helsingborg, Skane County, Sweden)
  • Ramazan Emeev (18-4, fighting out of Makhachkala, Russia) looks to bounce back into the win column against short-notice replacement Niklas Stolze (12-3, fighting out of Magdeburg, Germany) in a welterweight bout
  • Top English bantamweight prospect Nathaniel Wood (16-4, fighting out of England, United Kingdom) aims to get back to his winning ways with a statement win over John Castaneda (14-2, fighting out of Minneapolis, Minn.)

UFC will then wrap up its first series of events on UFC FIGHT ISLAND with UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: WHITTAKER vs. TILL on Saturday, July 25.

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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