Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Ready For Rain (Having Clouds), Planning To Inspect Marinas, Hoping For Operational Hyperbaric Chamber During Lobster Season, Small Vessels Restricted By Pending Depression, This Weekend's Whale Shark Festival Schedule In Isla Mujeres News: Articles & Events - The Afternoon Edition

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Operating the pumps, before it rains: To avoid problems

Funcionan bombas de achique, antes de lluvias

Lunes, 17 de Junio de 2013 23:38

Para evitar contratiempos

Manuel VALDEZ  ISLA MUJERES, 17 de junio.- Leer más...

  To avoid concerns that occurred with the last rains, the Civil Protection Agency began operation of the pumps yesterday morning, to lower lake levels in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Depression #3.  This storm has formed in the Mexican Caribbean, which is expected to bring heavy rains by Monday night. The staff began preparing yesterday morning.  (NOAA has information about Tropical Depression #2, see below. We had an hour of rain yesterday at noon, which dropped temperatures nicely, and it has been overcast since. )

From NOAA..LINK   Coastal Watches/Warnings and 5-Day Forecast Cone for Storm Center

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Tropical Depression #2 is moving toward the west-northwest over northern Guatemala this morning. A turn toward the west is forecast for tomorrow night. On that track, the center of the depression will move over portions of northern Guatemala and eastern Mexico through tonight and over the Bay of Campeche by late Wednesday. The greatest concern remains the heavy rainfall, which could cause significant flooding over portions of Central America and eastern Mexico.
Get the latest on this tropical cyclone, including graphics, on the NHC website at www.hurricanes.gov
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Sanitary inspections at the marinas

Check that they are meeting public health standards 

Sanidad inspeccionará las marinas

Lunes, 17 de Junio de 2013 23:28

Checarán se ajusten a las normas de salud pública

Manuel VALDEZISLA MUJERES, 17 de junio.- .Leer más...
 Without mentioning the date, the head of Regulación Sanitaria of Isla Mujeres, Leonel García Povedano, said they will conduct inspections at the marinas, to detect those who are not connected to the sewage system and are discharging sewage into the sea. He estimated that the majority are not connected to the sewer system, saying can be assumed that that over a dozen marinas dump their sewage into the sea. They have records of three marinas that are connected to the sewer system: Club de Yates de Isla Mujeres, Marina Paraíso and Marina Puerto Isla Mujeres.
     Quintana Roo lacks a Marine Manual, and the only standard available from the internet is the Paz Baja California "Manual of Marine Management Practices". It notes that if a marina is at a site that lacks municipal sewage service they must establish a treatment plant, and where there is service, the boats must be connected to a pumping station, which is connected to the system, and marked with an international logo.

 Tvisla Mujeres

The Hyperbaric chamber could resume functioning next month
Cámara Hiperbárica podría volver a funcionar el próximo mes http://t.co/niSIgCUH7A
Anticipating rain in Isla Mujeres
Se anticipan a las lluvias en #IslaMujeres http://t.co/KZqCOcMpQW

Noticias de El Quintanarroense

Finished the HIV prevention campaign Finaliza cam­pa­ña de pre­ven­ción del VIH

 Although the organization Brazos Abiertos/ Open Arms did not reach their goal of administering 200 free screening tests for HIV, they conducted 120 tests, gave out 4000 condoms. and provided education during the 2 day campaign this weekend, which included a forum with 100 members of the Navy.  There were 15 volunteers from Merida, and some foreigners, who offered testing to 30 people on Friday night downtown, and  to 90 more on Saturday in the La Gloria park. There was one positive result, who was referred to their respective clinic, for further testing and psychological support and treatment.

 From Brazos Abiertos page on Facebook LINK where you'll find more photos & info
Carlos Cabrera So proud of our amazing volunteers! BAI certified!    Muy orgullosos de nuestros fabulosos voluntarios! Con Certificación BAI!

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Civil Protection prepares for the rain

Se prepara Protección Civil por las lluvias


Se prepara Protección Civil por las lluvias

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Restricting navigation by small vessels

Restringen la navegación menor [+] Ver mas
Due to the proximity of Tropical Depression #2, on Monday at 12:30 yellow caution flags were posted by the Harbor Master, restricting navigation boats under 40 feet, as a precaution. These small boats normally cruise between Isla Mujeres and Puerto Juarez, Punta Sam, Isla Contoy, and the Farito. Boaters are advised to monitor the weather because constant rains are anticipated for the next two days. The beaches were semi empty, with some foreigners who were enjoying the winds, and who appeared to be enjoying getting wet, and walking in puddles. However none went into the water, due to the waves, and other took the opportunity to enjoy some fine dining before returning to their rooms. (In this article PE is now calling it #2, but in the Operation Storm article below, PE resumes calling it #3.)

Hyperbaric chamber to become operational
Cámara hiperbárica entrará en funcionamiento [+] Ver mas
President of the Board of Hyperbaric Chamber, Baltazar Gomez Catzín, reported that one of the politicians running for election is offering assistance to get the hyperbaric chamber working again, with the arrival of four technicians. The lobster season resumes July 1, and the ~90 divers of the five fishing cooperatives would prefer it is operational so they do not have to travel to Cancun for treatment of decompression illness. (The candidate and party are named in the article. The unit was serviced and repaired last year, but lacked a contracted, trained specialist to operate it.)

Activation of  "Operation Storm"
Activan el “Operativo Tormenta” [+] Ver mas

On Monday morning city agencies began cleaning and dredging drains, maintaining the pumps, pruning brush and trees, and removing trash from the streets to prevent flooding like that which occurred 15 days ago. Agencies that were involved included  Oficialía Mayor, Secretaría General, Protección Civil, Servicios Públicos, Albergues y Refugios, among other municipal departments, as well as the Comisión de Agua Potable y Alcantarillado (CAPA).

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Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Stroll five minutes down the coastal sidewalk to Mango Cafe or Monchi's,shop at Chedraui or visit restaurants, bars, & beach clubs; minutes away by bike or on foot. Our guests recommend the Yoga classes a couple villas away at hotelito Casa Ixchel. Fresh juice, produce & tortillas a few blocks away in the village, as well as a pharmacy and variety of other stores and small local restaurants

Sunrise this morning from MVC B&B
 Yesterday at ~12:30p these high school kids decided to walk home along the coast, which is unusual. They were smiling and waving to the tourists next door, and suddenly the winds picked up & started pelting them with spray and sand and the rain started rolling in..and they hustled!
 Today at Sunrise: Above is looking north at Punta Norte downtown, and below is east, the sun rising behind the cloud bank.


From MVC B&B :  June Events

Friday June 21: Summer Solstice
Fri-Sun June 21-23:  Whale Shark Festival  See below for events
Sat & Sun June 22 & 23 : Super Full Moon (6:50, 7:50, & ~hour later nightly)

Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year. BTW the serpent shadow moving on the steps of Chichen Itza occurs with the Equinoxes.

Super Moon of June: The biggest brightest moon of the year
This year the Supermoon will be up to 14% larger and 30% brighter than a typical Full Moon is. This is a result of the Moon reaching its perigree — the closest that it gets to the Earth during the course of its orbit. During perigree on June 23 the Moon will be “only” about 221,824 miles away, as compared to the 252,581 miles away that it is at its furthest distance from the Earth (apogee). Source link  

Whale Shark Festival Parade Friday....

Turismo De Isla Mujeres  Te invitamos a participar al Festival del Tiburon Ballena, decora tu carrito con motivos marinos este viernes 21 de junio a partir de las 4:30 pm. Informes al tel. 8770307. We invite you to participate in the Whale Shark Festival by decorating your golf cart with sea themes this Friday June 21st at 4:30pm, for more info call 877 0307

Turismo De Isla Mujeres Festival del Tiburon Ballena, participa en el desfle alusivo al pez mas grande, dandole su bienvenida. Ademas concurso de disfraces infantil
Participate in the parade for the biggest fish, welcoming you! Also a child's costume contest. 
The poster says..
5p Parade - starting at Mateo Lopez Avenue, down Main Street Rueda Medina and ending at the Town Square
6:10p - Inauguration at Town Square Stage
6:20 - Children's Costume Contest with 2 categories: CENDI (nursery school age) and Kindergarten  
7:45 Live Music at Town Square Stage
9am  Sand Sculpture Contest & DJ at Posada Beach
11am Sports Activities at Posada Beach


 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  


On the internet in the past 24 hours...
Tony Garcia added a new photo.
 14 hours ago via mobile (at 7:30am)
Jul Isla  Atención Amigas Isleñas!   Interested in trying Stand Up Paddleboarding? Every Tuesday at noon we will meet at Fenix for some SUP! Special discounts for local chicas ;) if you've never tried it thats ok, it's great excersize and lots of fun! Inbox me for details - or just show up tomorrow!!!
Responding to questions about other times for discounts...
Marcelo Mandarano Lavia Schedules
For Local chicas or Chicos
12pm-1pm or 5pm-6pm from. Tuesday to Saturdays !!

What an awesome evening, great guests, turtles, dolphins and a stunning sunset! That's what you get when you sail with IndunaSunset Cruise - June 16, 2013 (11 photos)

It's Tuesday & we have some super yummy specials at Barlito! Head to Centro & try...the Scottie Breakfast Panini w/ black olives & onions topped w/ gouda cheese & spinach crema...the Bice Panini w/ grilled chicken, sundried tomato, red onion, mozzarella & pesto mayo...the Alex Panini w/ smoked pork, caramelized onions, black beans, jack cheese & chipotle crema...or the Curtis Sandwich w/ grilled chicken, fresh tomato, cucumber, lettuce & herbed feta mayo! Hope to see you at Barlito!

Judy Sutherland    Villa Vera Puerto Isla Mujeres listed

  • Jackie Conlon The ground floor units are good for people who are disabled or just can't do stairs. Nice even walk ways which for Mexico are rare.
Ignacio Acosta Casanova shared Caribe On Canvas's photo.
Captured this shot on a recent afternoon walk down Avenida Medina

Katie Cain  John and I whistle with him every day since he/she was a baby. Fun!LITTLE BUDDY BIRD (3 photos)

This is a video on Capt Tony's page..Coupla guys having fun in the waves yesterday Tony Garcia

Cochinita pibil can be found on Sunday mornings at the Mercados downtown & in La Gloria, and on the west side of the street in Salina Chica where the people are lined up. It is sold by weight. Nearyb you can purchase tortillas or bread.

A Cochinita Pibil Recipe..step by step...

A very informal version Gringo style in a crock pot....
 Mayan style in a pit, at an Akumal restaurant

Posted Yesterday...
Crepes to go 30p with one ingredient-35p for two..at Manolitos ..to go & delivery.. Nutella, strawberry, cream cheese, banana

Hola hoy tenemos "crepas" has tus encargos 30 de un solo ingrediente y 35 de dos
tenemos estos sabores:
tenemos servicio a domicilio :)

  • Maanuel Barros aqui en la loncheria manolitos pero solo los hacemos por encargos

Next Isla Mujeres Artist Fair is July 4th!
From Tiffany of Barlitos (on IslaInfoForum)
If you are interested in participating with your art, handcrafted wares or delicious yums email me at barlito@live.com I do need payment & a copy of your passport or Mexican documentation (residency card, FM2/3) by this Saturday, Jun 22nd. You can email me a copy of your documentation & we have a PayPal account for payment.

The Artist Fair is really turning into a fun cultural affair. The art & handcrafted wares are incredible & the food is out of this world. Just an FYI, the Artist Fair is held the first Thursday of every month from 4pm to 7pm in the Zocolo (town square). Visiting artists are welcome to join our local artists & food vendors. If you are on the Island for one of the Artist Fairs, we hope to see you in the square!!

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

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

  The Morning Edition has newspaper photographs and headlines.
This Afternoon Edition has translated articles, events, and 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.

1 comment:

  1. Actually, the concept of employing the pumps in the salinas on a somewhat regular basis may not be a bad idea .... it would certainly help to keep them cleaner.


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