Incendio de “Apple Fire” avanza hacia las montañas de San Bernardino

Aug 3, 2020

Los Angeles, CA.- Por aire y por tierra se realiza la labor de contención del incendio Apple en el Condado de Riverside; que ahora se extiende hacia las montañas de San Bernardino.

Este es el primer incendio forestal del año qua ha consumido más de 26,850 acres de bosque en el sur de California. Desde el sábado y domingo se realizaron las evacuaciones de aproximadamente 2500 casas en varias localidades cercanas al incendio.

Al momento las ordenes de evacuación fueron puestas desde Wilson St, Sunset Ave y Hathaway St., North Dutton Street y al Este de Oak Glen Road. Al norte con la Avenida Cherry Valley Blvd al Este de la Avenida Beaumont, llegando hasta el área de Potato Canyon en el condado de San Bernardino.

Los bomberos del condado de Riverside han luchado por contener las enormes llamas que no se ha podido controlar con éxito hasta el momento; la cifra oficial de contención hasta hoy lunes 3 de agosto es del 7 por ciento.

Fotos de Leo Fontes y Cal Fire

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Clases en México iniciarán el 24 de agosto con modalidad a distancia

Aug 3, 2020

(CDMX). El secretario de Educación Pública, Esteban Moctezuma, anunció este lunes que el ciclo escolar 2020-2021 iniciará el próximo 24 de agosto con modalidad a distancia, a causa de la pandemia del Covid-19.

Reiteró en la conferencia presidencial, que las clases presenciales se retomarán hasta que el semáforo epidemiológico este en verde, decisión tomada por la Secretaría de Salud.

Esta modalidad será apoyada por televisoras nacionales que transmitirán en sus canales 4 mil 550 programas educativos con valor curricular y a través de ellos los estudiantes serán evaluados sobre los contenidos.

Añadió que también serán transmitidos 640 programas por señal radiofónica. Dichos contenidos tendrán un horario de 8 de la mañana hasta las 7 de la tarde.

Para ello, el presidente Andrés Manuel López Obrador, junto a los representantes de Tv Azteca, Grupo Imagen, Televisa y Grupo Multimedios, firmaron un convenio de colaboración para lograr este apoyo para los estudiantes.

La Secretaría de Educación Pública ampliará toda la información necesaria sobre este regreso a clases en conferencia de prensa a las 5 de la tarde por las cuentas oficiales del Gobierno de México.

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OMAR “EL RELAMPAGO” JUAREZ TRAINING CAMP

Aug 3, 2020
Rising Super Lightweight Prospect Omar Juárez Clashes withWillie Shaw in Special Attraction as FOX PBC Fight Night Returns This Saturday, August 8 from Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (August 3, 2020) – Exciting, undefeated super lightweight prospect Omar Juárez shared updated from training camp as he prepares to battle Willie Shaw in a special attraction on the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, this Saturday, August 8 from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. FOX PBC Fight Night begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and is headlined by top welterweight Jamal “Shango’’ James squaring off against former title challenger Thomas Dulorme in a 12-round battle for the Interim WBA Welterweight Title and features Cuban sensation David Morrell Jr. stepping up in just his third professional fight to face unbeaten Lennox Allen in a 12-round WBA Super Middleweight Interim Title match in the co-main event. Here is what Juarez had to say from training camp: On his recent training camp.
“Ever since the pandemic halted everything, I had to make the best of my training regimen. I was able to stay in great shape by doing a lot of road work and bag drills while working with my dad Rudy Juarez at home. Once Texas opened, I headed to San Antonio to work coach Rick Nunez. While I was there, I was able to get great sparring. I’m in the best shape of my life and fans can expect to see an explosive performance from me.”
On his upcoming matchup with Willie Shaw.“Willie Shaw is a technical fighter with a lot of skill. Fortunately, I was able to get some good sparring with guys that emulate his style. I know he’s sparred with some top-level guys in the past and He has more experience in the pros, so this is a big step up for me. I’m ready for the challenge and Shaw will see some new wrinkles in my game that no one has seen yet.”On fighting on FOX National.“When I got the call that I would be opening up the FOX National show I was filled with excitement. FOX is the premier channel for boxing and everyone back home in Brownsville will get to see me fight. It’s a dream come true to be fighting on such a big platform and I want to thank everyone on my team for all their hard work. FOX is the best and I’m ready to shine.”
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Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of August 3

Aug 3, 2020
HOUSTON – The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of Aug. 3, 2020.

Houston Health Department
The department offers free drive-thru testing at two mega sites in Houston, located at Delmar Stadium and Butler Stadium. Each site is open Monday-Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until reaching daily capacity of 650 tests.

People wanting to get tested at Delmar Stadium, 2020 Mangum Rd, 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.

Butler Stadium, 13755 S Main St, no longer requires an access code, commonly referred to as an appointment. 

The department will also open its mobile unit for drive-thru testing August 7-8 at the Consulado General de El Salvador, 8300 Bissonnett St. The site doesn’t require appointments and is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until reaching daily capacity of 250.

Texas Division of Emergency Management
The Texas Division of Emergency Management and the department will operate drive-thru testing sites at: Crump Stadium, 12321 High Star Dr.,HCC-Northeast Campus, 555 Community College Dr., andHCC – South Campus, 1990 Airport Blvd.TDEM sites are open Monday-Saturday and require appointments, available by calling 844-778-2455 or visiting txcovidtest.org.

TDEM will also operate a walk-up site that doesn’t require appointments at the Merfish Teen Center, 9000 S. Rice Ave, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  

United Memorial Medical Center
United Memorial Medical Center (UMMC) will offer weekday testing at drive-thru test sites at Mt. Hebron Baptist Church, 7817 Calhoun Rd., Plaza Americas Mall, 7500 Bellaire Blvd., Houston Community College-Southeast, 6815 Rustic, and Houston Community College-Felix Fraga, 301 N. Drennan St.

The sites don’t require appointments and offer testing from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or until reaching daily capacity of 250 tests.

Other UMMC drive-thru sites opening weekdays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. are:UMMC Tidwell, 510 W. Tidwell Rd., Forest Brook Middle School, 7525 Tidwell Rd,Cullen Middle School, 6900 Scott St., andGriggs School, 801 Regional Park Dr.People needing information about UMMC test sites can call 1-866-333-COVID or visit ummcscreening.com.

Ibn Sina Foundation
The Iba Sina Foundation offers free tests with rapid results at two of its clinics, 5012 N. Shepherd Dr. and 11226 S. Wilcrest Dr.

Appointments for the Shepherd location are available by calling 832-426-3760 and appointments for the Wilcrest location are available at 281-495-7462.

Federally Qualified Health Centers
The health department is providing test kits, lab access and equipment to 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: HOPE Clinic: 713-773-0803Spring 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, andScarsdale Family Health Center: 281-824-1480.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.
 
Flyer: Houston Free Testing Sites: Week of Aug. 3, 2020
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Mayor Turner announces relief package for renters

Aug 3, 2020
Mayor Turner Announces Second Rental Relief Program for Houstonians Struggling During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Mayor Turner announces a second rental assistance program for Houstonians. He also called on state leadership, the U.S. Congress, and the White House to do more, by joining the City of Houston in providing additional assistance and support to people who need help.
HOUSTON – Amid an unprecedented health crisis, Mayor Sylvester Turner today announced a second rental assistance package to help those who lost their jobs and are struggling financially and cannot pay their rent because of COVID-19.

The City of Houston is creating a $19 million rent relief package that will be administered by BakerRipley. Funding will include $15 million from the The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act, and $4 million from donors:$2 million from the Houston Endowment$1 million from the Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund$1 million from the Kinder FoundationIncluded in the $19 million, money will be set aside for Lone Star Legal Aid and for those who need assistance, but do not qualify for CARES Act dollars.



“The rental assistance will not be allocated on a first come first served basis, but rather we intend to provide a lifeline to those facing immediate eviction with the greatest need. And we will work through that process over the next few days,”said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Our objective is to help the most vulnerable. Our priority is to ensure quick assistance to help families avoid evictions working alongside landlords willing to provide flexibility and compassion to keep their tenants housed.”

The Houston Apartment Association is working with its members to voluntarily implement a grace period.

“We believe rental assistance is the best way to  remedy the stress being put on housing providers and residents,” said Clay Hicks, Houston Apartment Association president. “We all know there are large overhead expenses to provide housing across our great city and without the monthly rental income, apartment properties can’t employ and maintain the thousands of workers that keep our properties running, including the maintenance teams that have become so vital during this time cleaning and disinfecting daily while everyone stay at home.”

“We appreciate Mayor Turner’s recognition of our continued efforts to educate and represent low-income Texans facing eviction by providing funding for us to do so. Lone Star Legal Aid is launching an Eviction Right to Counsel Project with the intention of increasing access to justice,” said Dana Karni, Lone Star Legal Aid managing attorney.

Mayor Turner is working closely with city council members and Baker Ripley to design a matrix to assist those who need the dollars the most.
The mayor is also on organizations to help fund the program and grow it to $20 million – $25 million by the time it goes to city council for a vote on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
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Dana White’s Contender Series Returns for Season Four

Aug 3, 2020

HIT SHOW DANA WHITE’S CONTENDER SERIES

RETURNS FOR ITS FOURTH SEASON,

AIRING LIVE TUESDAYS FROM UFC APEX IN LAS VEGAS

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ALL EPISODES WILL AIR EXLUSIVELY ON ESPN+

Las Vegas – The hit show Dana White’s Contender Series officially returns for its fourth season featuring a lineup of new and returning athletes looking for their chance to impress Dana White and make their UFC dreams come true by competing to earn a spot on the UFC roster.

Season four is scheduled for 10 Tuesday night episodes, with the first taking place on Tuesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+.

ESPN+ is available through the ESPN.comESPNPlus.com or 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. Fans can sign up for $4.99 per month or $49.99 per year, with no contract required.

Over its past three seasons, Dana White’s Contender Series has introduced some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world, including launching the UFC careers for such athletes as Sean O’Malley, Edmen Shahbazyan, Dan Ige, Maycee Barber, Sodiq Yusuff and more. To this day, eight Dana White’s Contender Series alums have competed in UFC main or co-main events and 16 signees are currently in the top 15 of their respective divisions, making it one of the most successful talent-discovery shows in UFC history.

To support your coverage, please find the download link to the season four sizzle reel here. In addition, please find the download link for the season four athlete feature here, which highlights some of the participating athletes, their backgrounds and what competing on Dana White’s Contender Series means to them.

Bouts included in the first episode of season 4:

Light heavyweight

Ty Flores vs. Dustin Jacoby

Lightweight

Uros Medic vs. Mikey Gonzalez

Flyweight

Luis Rodriguez vs. Jerome Rivera

Lightweight

Jordan Leavitt vs. Luke Flores

Visit the UFC.com for information and additional content to support your UFC coverage

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