Thursday, August 22, 2013

In Isla Mujeres Daily News Thursday, August 22 The Afternoon Edition Done!

 I finished this and the added translations are marked by a yellow bar.

..This is the live webcam at North Beach / Playa Norte



The "Morning Edition" has translated headlines &  newspaper photos. This Afternoon Edition has  translations of the articles,  Daily Events & Live Music Schedules  & the "Around the Internet in the Past 24 Hours" section including photos & info from individuals & local businesses ....Daily In Isla Mujeres. There are always links to the original articles in Spanish.


Check out our new Restaurant Guide...with Delivery numbers, Menus, & Special/Daily Deals...HERE!  And there's always a tab at the top of this page.

  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

Furniture and equipment delivered to the General Hospital

Air conditioning installed for the first time

Entregan mobiliario y equipo de trabajo al Hospital Integral

Miércoles, 21 de Agosto de 2013 21:36

Instalarán por primera vez aires acondicionados

CANCUN, 21 de agosto.- They received air conditioners, which will be installed, as well as equipment and furniture. The hospital is very close to the sea and items suffer from corrosion. The new items include  stretchers, beds, bassinets, mattresses, chairs, desks, file cabinets, reagent chemicals, glucometers, epidural needles, disposable equipment for cesarean surgeries andchildbirths, surgical gowns for both staff and patients, syringes, dressing material, disposable gowns and cleaning materials.
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 "Second National Time of Action Against Dengue" 

Working intensely in all the schools of the township


Alistan la “2a. Jornada Nacional de Acciones contra el Dengue”

Miércoles, 21 de Agosto de 2013 21:35

Intensificarán los trabajos en las escuelas de todo el municipio

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de agosto.- The program will take place Sept 2-6 and be inaugurated with a converance in Cancun. It will begin by focusing on the schools throughout the township, so that all the buildings can be certified as free of the mosquito that transmits dengue. The population between the ages of six and 22 are at higher risk for this disease. In week 33, there have only been 11 cases in the township, with a decrease here, however in Cancun the number of cases tripled. (Usually most of the cases in Isla Mujeres occur on the mainland part of the township.)
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Encouraging  youth to do "pre cartilla" documentation (Cartilla is a military id)

"Class of" (born in) '95: Eager & reluctant

Incentivan a jóvenes a tramitar su pre cartilla

Miércoles, 21 de Agosto de 2013 21:31

Clase 95, anticipados y remisos

ISLA MUJERES, 21 de agosto.- This is like a draft registration document, but the military is professional and for these guys there will be a lottery, and some will have weekend exercises & community activities. The cartilla document is often asked for at job interviews.
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 Tvisla Mujeres

Noticias de El Quintanarroense
by Ovidio Lopez

Zero junk food: SEQ (Secy. of Ed., QRoo)

Cero comida chatarra: SEQ

Already translated
Human Rights Q Roo (CDHEQROO) office moves
Cambian la oficina de Cdheqroo
Already translated

Noticias de  Quequi......

  Anniversary: Forgotten "Cross of the Bay"

  • Olvidan la ‘Cruz de la Bahía’


    Olvidan la ‘Cruz de la Bahía’

    0 21 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos Gasca-QUEQUI
  • Promoverán las tecnologías renovables

    Medio ambiente

    Promoverán las tecnologías renovables

    0 21 de agosto de 2013

    Por Carlos GascA-QUEQUI The Discovery channel is spending three days filming for the documentary series "Future Planet" about renewable technologies, focusing on the project of Antonio Naciff Solís aboard his solar school boat (barco escuela solar). He says the boat is constructed with purely recyclable materials, noting that the technique is not new, but was improved with the help of other professionals. He notes these techniques were adopted from those used for the small houseboat anchored in the lagoon, and credits its owner Richart Sowa with initiating his project.Naciff Solís said his project is sponsored by a soft drink company. He was with the film crew at North Beach demonstrating the solar energy system, and a system of propulsion that involves wind turbines, which is new for this type.

Noticias de Diario Respuesta...


Increased efforts against dengue in Isla Mujeres

Intensifican acciones contra el dengue en Isla Mujeres



 Complaints about cabbies
 SIPSE reports that taxi drivers have a negative impact on tourism when they overcharge for their services. At noon a rented golf cart hit a taxi. Witnesses said the taxi stopped unexpectedly. The tourists agreed to pay the cabbie $45 for the damage that was caused. Witnesses blamed the taxi driver and shouted indignantly at him, and thought the municipal police should have intervened.. 
 Youths invited to sign up for their military service document
Acuden 50 jóvenes isleños para tramitar pre cartilla militar. (Lanrry Parra/SIPSE)
There was a leafleting campaign at the high school, Colegio Bachilleres and 50 young islanders applied for their pre Cartilla. The official identification is required for many jobs, and a release by the Navy is granted to those who perform military service. The documents will be processed in September & October for  those born in 1995. The municipal Board of Recruitment is next to the Civil Registry and open 9a to 4p, and their identifications & proof of residency must be accompanied by four black and white photos with a white shirt, short hair, and no beard or mustache.
Here is an explanation I wrote a couple years ago... ...I did some research about conscription (mandatory service) and the Mexican Military, which is made up entirely of professional career soldiers. Draftees are not integrated into any military units. Legally, every Mexican man is obligated to one year of national military service (SMN), when they participate in weekend sessions that are social service in nature, emphasizing education, history, physical fitness, and military discipline. Upon completion, they are given a "Cartilla", which is often requested when seeking employment.

 A public lottery will be held at the City Council Chambers where the youths will present themselves in alphabetical order to draw from an urn of balls colored blue, black and white a black ball means you get a "pass" for the year, but are "available". The blue ball represents the Navy and the white one is associated with the Army and Air forces. But either way, the young men who get white or blue balls will attend Saturday training sessions between February and December. They can also comply with civil service by involvement in literacy programs and sports training programs.

Diario La Verdad
Diario La Verdad

 por esto

Traffic affected for ~six hours
Caos vial por más de seis horas [+] Ver mas

Aguakan did work downtown on Wednesday on Miguel Hidalgo Avenue near the Human Rights office, which caused traffic to jam at 7am and at 1pm when parents were bringing their children to and from school. The maintenance work on the sewers lasted over six hours, and  people were not given advance warning.

Fate of captive dolphin remains unknown
Incierto aún destino de delfín en cautiverio [+] Ver mas
The mammal has had a good recovery and is swimming well, and no official information has been given about her release. It is an adult female who was found alone off the coast of Cancun, tho it is noted they usually travel in groups. At first it was thought the dolphin had injured a fin on the reef, but there was no evidence of injury. PROFEPA staff have not announced what will happen to the dolphin being held in captivity at the Tortugranja Turtle Farm.

Increased fight against dengue
Intensifican lucha anti-dengue+] Ver ma

Time to sign up for 'pre cartilla'
Hay que apuntarse para precartilla+] Ver mas

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Upcoming Events

Aug 22  Dia de Bomberos..Firemen's Day.
               Anniversary of Cruz de la Bahia/Cross of the Bay
               Moon rise 8:21

                                                     Aug 23 Moon rise 9:03
                                                     Aug 24 Moon rise 9:45

Sept. 30  Current municipal government completes its term 

Critter events...
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 are held in the water tanks at the Tortugranja until the hatchlings are released by the public at events at dusk on Media Luna or Guadalupana. These events will occur periodically until early October and are usually announced a day or two in advance. They are rescheduled if the sea is rough.
    Lately there have been many rays, in addition to many whale sharks. From MVC, we have been seeing dolphins from the balcony,  and some large fish while snorkeling offshore. Lotsa mama turtles visiting our beach lately! 

 There are small red crabs that migrate to & from the sea in July-August, watch out for them at night on the coastal road at the southeastern part of the isle.
  Lobster season began July 1 and continues until the end of February. 
  Please slow your speed and try not to smash us. This week they are crossing b/c of the full moon.

 Live Music
 In Isla Mujeres Today

The Joint  1-4  Marco-Reggae LINK 

Casa de los Suenos 4-7  Banda Sin Nombre   Half priced appetizers LINK f

Iguanas 6:30-8:30   Varies/Jazz,Caribbean   LINK   Fb

Sunset Grill 6-7:30 Keyboard & Vocals  LINK 


Fenix: Thurs-Sun 8-10  Latin Jazz w/Fabio  LINK

Faynes 8-10 Raul Alexis  LINK

El Patio 8:30-11  La Guera & Willys Blues    LINK 


Faynes Banda Sin Nombre 10:30-12:15   LINK

 John Cain's schedule is
  Tuesday- Cafe Del Mar, 8-10, solo guitar & vocals

Wednesday- Bally Hoo, 7-9, Sol Rockers band
 Friday- Iguana Bar-7-9, solo guitar & vocals
  Sunday- Bahia Tortuga- 7-9, Sol Rockers band  

 On the internet in the past 24 hours...

Kathy Ennis  Bally Hoo turned out the be a great evening. The Sol Rockers played to a VERY appreciative audience, the breeze was refreshing, the food (my fish sandwich was outstanding and Keith's steak tacos were very tender) was great. All in all a fun evening.
Me:  Bruce's 'catch of the day' grouper grilled was excellent also..and we enjoyed the music a lot of course & the attentive, friendly staff. Very nice evening.

Este restaurante, esta decorado con materiales reciclados y reutilizados, podría ser un ejemplo de que se pueden hacer cosas útiles con materiales que para alguien es basura

This restaurant, is decorated with recycled and reused materials, could be an example that can do useful things with materials that someone is trash

These are the most recent menus posted on my Menu/Specials/Delivery blog....
Green Verde MENU

Bally Hoo MENU    (We re-scanned the first page & I'll edit that in)

Las Baguettes MENU  Delivery   274-0315

This week's specials are some of my favorites! Back from my days working on the Hill we have a broccoli cheddar melt inspired Panini named The Faegan's w/ grilled chicken, blanched broccoli, homemade 1000 island dressing & cheddar cheese, The Bear T Sandwich w/ grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, red onion & fresh basil pesto mayo & The Wheeler Panini w/ smoked pork, sundried tomato, caramelized onions, jack cheese & bbq crema! Brad is still rising with the roosters to make his famous cinnamon rolls, lime muffins, chocolate brownie cupcakes with fudge frosting & chocolate chip cookies! We hope to make your belly happy at Barlito!
Happy National Fireman's Day. The Mayor elect extends his respect, gratitude, & best wishes
Hoy 22 de Agosto, Día Nacional del Bombero. Mi más amplio reconocimiento y admiración a todos los bomberos. Mi compromiso es con ustedes. Excelente día.

I know it looks like he's painting dots on whale sharks, but really he's tagging them. Here's an NPR article about how he's trying to figure out where they go when they leave Isla Mujeres.  LINK. In nine years, Robert Hueter has tagged over 800 and published his results so far in the journal PLOS One. HERE is a link to that article.
Robert Hueter tags a whale shark off the coast of Mexico. The tags measure location, depth and water temperature, then relay the data back to a lab.
Robert Hueter tags a whale shark off the coast of Mexico. The tags measure location, depth and water temperature, then relay the data back to a lab.
John Tyminski/Mote Marine Laboratory

  Playa Norte now in real time in Isla Mujeres   

 "Time Lapse" of Playa Norte Webcam:  LINK  
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