Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Building 100 Basic Homes, Senior Talent & Beauty Event Friday, Open Door Policy At Hospital, New Hospital Construction At 70%, Still No Boat Ambulance, Prize Winning Whale Shark Sand Sculptures, Butchers & Kittys Beat Brewers, Benefit Today, Talking Turtles In Isla Mujeres News Tuesday, June 25 Articles & Events: The Afternoon Edition

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  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Approval for construction of 100 "Decent Houses"
Square footage of 4x4 meters 
(4m=~13ft; they're ~174 sq ft)

Aprueban construcción de 100 “viviendas dignas”

Lunes, 24 de Junio de 2013 21:16

Pies de casa de 4 por 4 metros

ISLA MUJERES, 24 de junio.- Leer más...

The City Council unanimously approved municipal funding for  the "Decent Housing" program to build 100 basic houses on the island and the mainland. The City will contribute 2.9 million pesos, the Federal government will contribute 2 million pesos., and the beneficiaries will contribute 400,000 pesos. This is part of the program of Vivienda Digna / Fair Housing program.

 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Implementan polí­ti­cas en mate­ria de salud Por Ovidio López - Isla Mujeres
Funding for housing program
Rescatarán tra­di­cio­nes locales Por Ovidio López - Isla Mujeres
Rescuing local traditions
.The Senior Citizens Club of Isla Mujeres (Club de Gente Grande) had expanded its range of recreational activities  and workshops to include crafts, visual arts (artes plás­ti­cas), dance, and 'the culture of recycling'. They also have an active cachibol (a type of volleyball) team.  There are 47 members who participate in these activities and in competitions of dance, singing, beauty, and sports between the municipalities of the state.
     The next event will be Friday June 28 at 8pm,  when there will be an event "Tradiciones Isleñas” held on the Town Square stage. Both branches will participate with five in each group. (I think this means five men & five women). The general public are invited and hoteliers are invited to promote this exciting event among their guests. 
       This is a beauty contest and will be judged on modeling and presentations of current issues, among other elements. Isla Mujeres, has power in various sporting disciplines, for example Guillermo “Torero” Bracamonte.  In singing there are grandmothers representing the municipality with great pride. This information was provided by the head of the Club, Rogelino Pena.

Noticias de  Quequi......

  "Open Doors" policy at hospital

  • Hospital de ‘puertas abiertas’   


    Hospital de ‘puertas abiertas’

    0 24 de junio de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca/Quequi .- Hospital de ‘puertas abiertas’ 

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...

 Children & youths win prizes at sand sculpture contest

Premian a niños y jóvenes por un concurso de esculturas de arena


Juan Lorenzo Ortegón Pacheco llegó a conocer las instalaciones del Hospital Integral. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)Municipios | Se presenta nuevo secretario estatal de SaludNew policy announcement by  State Secretary of Health

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad
 por esto

The downtown hospital in Spanish is the Hospital Integral, which I translate to the General Hospital (it could also be translated as the Comprehensive Hospital).
 The hospital being built in La Gloria has been called a couple different things by the media. I have been using "Specialty Hospital". Today PE is calling it the "Hospital General".
Specialty Hospital 70% completed
Avance del 70% en el Hospital General [+] Ver mas
The new State Secretary of Health said they expect the hospital being constructed in La Gloria to be completed this year. It is noted that completion of this work required 40 million pesos, which includes funds for providing equipment. Following the construction of the hospital, Por Esto says the challenge will be the provision of human resources who will be responsible for operating this medical center which will include general practitioners and specialists. PE says with the geographical conditions of Isla Mujeres and the wages paid by these institutions make it unlikely that many will want to come there to work. Residents have been complaining increasingly about the insufficient medical services available, and this new hospital could markedly improve this situation.

Playoffs de la liga "José Luis Triko García”. [+] Ver mas
Playoffs of the league "Jose Luis Triko Garcia"
This weekend the penultimate game will be held of the regular season of the league "Jose Luis Tirko Garcia", which will be followed by the playoffs. Many families were present at the games on Sunday. The games are held at the baseball field "El Pescator"  That is in front of Chedraui. It describes which teams won and lost. One team is named for the restaurant Mininos (which means pussycats), another is los Cerveceros, (beer store/brewers), and the third is Los Carniceros de los Hermanos Alcocer,  (butchers). The Cerveceros are out of the playoffs.
      The second game will be the Carniceros against Mininos, which on July 14, will give rise to the playoffs where the first prize will be 5000 pesos, second prize will be 2300 pesos, and third prize will be 1000 pesos.
  The first game of the Veterans (age 50 & up) against the club Sol  Zorro (Foxy Sun? Sunny Fox?) will be held at 12:30 (it does not say what date. Maybe this Sunday?).

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Upcoming Events & Activities
Today Tuesday June 25 at 6pm  Fenix    Volunquest benefit 

Friday, June 28 at 8pm    Town Square Stage   "Tradiciones Isleñas” Senior Talent & Beauty Competition  

Sunday, June 30   El Pescador Field Baseball 

Thursday, July 4  at 4-7pm  Town Square  Art Fair 

It is currently the season for swimming with the whale sharks, and turtles are mating offshore & nesting on the eastern beaches. The mating is visible by day, especially off Punta Sur, the South Point. The nesting happens in the wee hours, and there are Tortugranja personnel, volunteers, and Naval staff monitoring the beaches to prevent people from disrupting them, and to gather and transport the eggs for incubation.
       By far, most of the turtles nesting in Isla Mujeres are Green turtles (called Blancas in Spanish), and the second most common are the huge Loggerheads, and there are some Hawksbills.  The Green turtles take ~60 days to hatch and the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana beaches. The releases will begin in about a month & be held periodically until early October.

 WentCoastal says....Let's Talk Turtles.....

 Excerpts & graphic from The Sea Turtle Conservancy LINK   

Sea turtles are generally solitary creatures that remain submerged for much of the time they are at sea, which makes them extremely difficult to study. They rarely interact with one another outside of courtship and mating.
 Sea turtles are known to feed and rest off and on during a typical day. During nesting season, research conducted in the southeast United States helped discovered that loggerheads follow regular patterns between the nesting beach itself and offshore reefs and other rocky structures. It is presumed that mating and/or feeding occurs at these offshore areas. When it is not nesting season, sea turtles may migrate hundreds or even thousands of miles. Sea turtles can sleep at the surface while in deep water or on the bottom wedged under rocks in nearshore waters. Many divers have seen green turtles sleeping under ledges in reefs and rocks. Hatchlings typically sleep floating on the surface, and they usually have their front flippers folded back over the top of their backs.
 Most females return faithfully to the same beach each time they are ready to nest. Not only do they appear on the same beach, they often emerge within a few hundred yards of where they last nested.Most nest at night and most females nest at least twice during the nesting season, although individuals of some species may nest only once, and others more than ten times. Sea turtles are generally slow and awkward on land, and nesting is exhausting work.
  The female turtle crawls to a dry part of the beach and begins to fling away loose sand with her flippers. She then constructs a "body pit" by digging with her flippers and rotating her body. After the body pit is complete, she digs an egg cavity using her cupped rear flippers as shovels. The egg cavity is shaped roughly like a tear drop and is usually tilted slightly.
 In the wee hours when they are nesting, you can sometimes see the sand flying thru the air as they dig, and it partially covers them, making them hard to spot. They make a big broad turtle-sized pit, with a small area that is a deep tubular hole to contain the eggs. That tube-hole looks like it was made with a post hole digger. The eggs, which look like ping pong balls, are flexible so they don't break as they drop. Their sex and incubation period are influenced by the temperature of the sand. Each nest has around 100 eggs (give or take ~20).  ~wc

 Excerpt about migration of young Loggerhead turtles. From the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill LINK
The dark arrows on the map indicate the main currents of the North Atlantic gyre. Turtles remain within the gyre currents for several years as they grow and mature.
For young loggerheads, conditions within the North Atlantic gyre are favorable for survival and growth, but straying beyond the latitudinal extremes of the gyre is often fatal. As the northern edge of the gyre approaches Portugal, the east-flowing current divides. The northern branch continues past Great Britain and the water temperature decreases rapidly. Loggerheads swept north in this current soon die from the cold. Similarly, turtles that venture south of the gyre risk being swept into the south Atlantic current system and carried far from their normal range. An ability to recognize the latitudinal extremes of the gyre, and to respond by orienting in an appropriate direction, might therefore have considerable adaptive value.     How do young loggerheads migrating around the Atlantic for the first time find their way and avoid straying out of the gyre? Recent experiments have suggested a surprising answer: young turtles can apparently detect subtle differences in the magnetic fields that exist in different parts of the ocean and use these regional fields as navigational markers.
Image reprinted from a study of the Orientation and Navigation of Hatchling Loggerhead Sea Turtles



 Moonrise tonight: 9:42
Sunrise & Sunset:  6:05a & 7:26p


 Casa de los Suenos   LINKwebsite  LINKfb 4-7 Banda Sin Nombre
Sunset Grill  Playa Norte   LINK   Dusk    Vocalist & Keyboard


Cafe del Mar  8-10 John Cain    LINK   LINK
 El Patio/ComoNo (rooftop) LINK  8:30 - 11 - La Guera & Willys Blues
 Fayne's:   LINK    8:00-10:00-Raul Alexis
 Ocean Blues & Sassy Jazz LINK- 8 - 10  

Poc Na ?  Link
Tres Mentiras ?  LINK
La Catrina ?  LINK LINK 

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...
John Cain   Playing solo at Cafe Del Mar on the playa across from Jax, from 8 to 10 tonight...:)
Del Sol Photography
Mexico beach wedding Isla Mujeres Zama Beach sunset

Rick Melase shared Poc-Na Hostel's photo.  I'd rather be playing volley ball at Poc-Na Hostel than working today.... just sayin'...:-)

Kristen Tywanposted to Today is the inauguration of the first summer English camps in Isla Mujeres. We will be cutting the ribbon at the primary school in centro just before the benefit at Fenix at 6PM. We are all out of pre-sale tickets, but if you are interested in learning more about us and/or participating in the silent auction, we are charging $100 pesos at the door at Fenix (no drinks, no food included). Hope to see all of you there.
Fundraiser for VolunQuest and Alaghom Naom Today at 6:00pmFenix Lounge in Isla Mujeres
NOAA NWS National Hurricane Center  Across the Alantic basin on this Tuesday morning, there are no disturbances than have any potential for tropical cyclone development during the next 48 hours.
Get the latest on the tropics anytime by visiting the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov

Tony Garcia  Good. Morning,,looks very nice weather,,very bright sun.going to be very hot..
Tiffany Yenawine Wareingposted toBarlito, bakery & market cafe and Sonrisas Catering on Isla Mujeres, Mx It's Tuesday June 25th where has the month of June gone? We have some great new specials to celebrate the end of the month...the Tammi Lewis Panini has grilled chicken, sundried tomato, red onion, gouda cheese & artichoke mayo....the Bartolo Panini has smoked pork, fajita peppers, caramelized onions, jack cheese & chipotle crema...& the Kopel Breakfast Panini w/ scrambled eggs, fresh tomato, black olives, cheddar cheese & spinach crema! Come on down to Centro & make your belly happy & lips smile at Barlito!
By Jackie Conlon..
Carnival setting up or tearing down across from Super Express in LaGloria. — in Isla Mujeres.

Typical colonia tienda selling clothes, jewelry and stuff. — in Isla Mujeres.

Bufalo  It says..Home Delivery  coming..we are located in Salina Chica on avenue Martinez Ross in front of Maestro Kalim & Los Briceno, past (south of) the high school Colegio Bachilleres. There are two tables in front and a taco cart. (Barrel shaped grill)    PROXIMAMENTE SERVICIO A DOMICILIO, ESTAMOS UBICADOS EN SALINA CHICA, AV.MARTÍNEZ ROSS. ENFRENTE DEL MAESTRO KALIM Y LOS BRICEÑO. PASANDO BACHILLERES. HAY 2 MESAS AFUERA Y UN CARRITO DE TACOS.
DO NOT FORGET WE HAVE THE CHINESE FOOD AT 2 OF THE AFTERNOON, ALSO THE MEXICAN FOOD. Will close AT 12 OF THE NIGHT. TUESDAY TO SATURDAY. (They were open yesterday/Monday night from 9-12..in FB she wrote "for my clients that finish working late and dine late..greetings!")
Bastos is in La Gloria, on the side street by the Super Xpress (They are southeast of the grocery)
Jackie Conlon Basto's– camarones mojo de ajo – garlic shrimp. When I took my friend Audrey there she said it was the best garlic shrimp that she had ever had. Both the veggies and pasta were al dente which is how I like them. Breakfast or dinner tomorrow.

Freddy Medina sin palabras !  (without words)

Caribe On Canvas Shopping anyone? This shopkeeper on Medina was still setting up but had some colorful dresses blowing in the breeze. — in Isla Mujeres.

Katie Cain TOO hot to move & groove. Come to Pool Yoga Move class tomorrow morning at Marina Paraiso Isla Mujeres 9AM!!!
lower back relief & shoulder openers!!!!! AHHHHHH, Namate
Lolo lorena  Last dinner of the season !
Qubano Side of Fresh Cut Fries with that order.
Lolo lorenaHow can I f forget Why I'm living here!!
cancunmap.com shared Xplor's photo. Laura says...Ziplines by torchlight? I would do this at #xplorfuego!
Ignite your life this summer at #XplorFuego July 1st until August 18. Book now!
Hotel Posada Del Mar shared Revista Troleo's photo.
No dejes de asistir!!, vale la pena porque en contadas ocasiones podemos escuchar este tipo de conferencias....It says..Be sure to attend!!, Is worth it because we rarely have the opportunity attend this type of conference ....
Isla Mujeres   Marko Alcaraz Ley es considerado el precursor de la pesquería del pez gallo en el centro occidente del país, utilizando técnicas de surf spinning de largo alcance, estará en #IslaMujeres este 30 de junio dando una conferencia. ¡Participa! Cupo limitado It says..  Marko Alcaraz Ley is considered the precursor of fishing "pez gallo" in the west central part of the country, using techniques of long range surf spinning. He will be in Isla Mujeres June 30th lecturing.Participate! Space is limited
Ricardo Lopez Medinaposted toMerca Isla Machak2 hoy Abierto desde las 5 P.M hasta las 12 ....!! Fresa, piña, platano, coco, mamey, durazno, elote, zarzamora, guanabana, y proximamente NANCE !!!! Next to the paleteria Tuggi (In la Gloria) open today from 5pm to midnight ..strawberry, pineapple, banana, coconut, mamay, peach, corn, blackberry, guanabana=soursop, and coming soon Nance! 


 A nance is a small yellow fruit that resembles a cherry.. It is pronounced Nan SAY. (photo from wikipedia)


 Check out our new Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & (coming soon) Special Deals...HERE!

Last 24 hrs "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

The Early Edition has headlines & newspaper photographs.
This Afternoon/Final Edition has translated articles, events, & original photos with the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section.
Both blogs always have links to the original articles.
 Usually if  there is a headline, but no translation,  it was probably published in another paper recently, and the information was translated.in a previous post, usually in the past couple days.

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