Friday, March 9, 2018

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, March 9

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There is a VIDEO whose captions say On International Day of Women we recognize the hard work that is done day after day by all the women of our municipality

Today we held the forum "I Can", dedicated to the entire community, with the aim of continuing to promote a municipality of equality and respect  LINK 
      As part of the activities carried out in the framework of the celebration of International Women's Day, the Municipal Government, in coordination with the Municipal System for Development Integral de la Familia (DIF), held the forum "I Can", taught by the psychologist Carlos Alberto Oy Núñez. 
   The event was chaired by Mrs. Paola Orrico de Carrillo, honorary president of the DIF System, and aimed at the general population as a strategy toward having a society that is  inclusive and egalitarian. During the event, awards were given to eight women who excel in various fields and contribute to the development of this municipality. 
    Attendees included the municipal General Secretary Antonio Coronado Rojas; the municipal trustee, Suemy Beatriz González Sánchez; the councilwoman Elsy Georgina Rivera Arjona; the wife of the chief of staff of the Fifth Naval Region, Laura Cristina Guerrero; the child deputy-legislator Emiliano Alejandro Córdova García; and the girl diffuser-community educator, Karen Evelin Uitzil. 
    Also present were the director of the Municipal Women's Court, Miriam Trejo León; the director of the Civil Registry of the Continental Zone, Concepción Armenta; and the head of the Procurator for the Defense of Minors and the Family, Vanessa Valencia Pat.

The Department of Urban Development is offering basic computer courses "Conociendo Office", using Word, Excel, and PowerPoint starting April 9 for 3 months Tues-Thurs. 5p-7p

March 8 International Day of Women


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Thousands of frigates feeding at Salina Grande lake  
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     Local residents reported an unprecedented event when thousands of frigates arrived at Salina Grande lake to feed on the fish that are at the surface and dying from a lack of oxygen. It is common for flocks of the birds to precede the arrival of poor weather and they "announced" the arrival of cold front #35 with their arrival at an early hour, feeding at the lake, and 'cleaning up' the area. They provided quite a show for the neighborhood, starting at dawn.
   They are migratory birds and many live on Isla Contoy, along with pelicans and cormorants, which is 30 miles from Isla Mujeres. Small flocks of frigates have been seen recently in Makax lagoon, which is about 200 meters from Salina Grande. The area where they've been seen is by the dock near the Naval Housing area.  
    The frigates are experts in long trips, according to the specialists who study them. They have a wingspan of two meters, but their weight barely exceeds 100 grams, so that combination of size and lightness "allows them to soar effortlessly over the sea, their usual area to obtain food," said a recent BBC study. . 
      According to research published in "Science", on their transoceanic migrations, they can fly for more than two months without perching, traveling an average of about 410 kilometers every day. It said, "Despite being seabirds, they do not have feathers made for water, so they avoid landing in the water and stay in the air for long periods of time to find food." 
      Young specimens, the study adds, embark on trips even longer than their parents', and do so alone, suggesting that their flight patterns are carried within their genes. In addition, they know how to get the most out of favorable winds. Most of the birds stay at an altitude that requires very little flapping to stay in the air, between 30 and 2000 meters. 
     To ascend they glide in currents of air, reaching up to 1600 meters without flapping their wings, sometimes ascending at a speed of 4 to 5 meters per second.

Golf cart and scooter accident  
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 - A golf cart that was being operated by a tourist in a reckless manner caused a motorcycle to spill, the woman who was driving suffered a minor injury, as well as the child who was a passenger, according to the Red Cross. 
   There was no need for transfer in the ambulance. The damage caused to the black Honda motorcycle, which lacked a license plate, was covered by the visitor, who accepted his responsibility when invading the woman's right of way. 
     The accident occurred on Wednesday around 4:00 pm, along the Caribbean seafront, in front of the Isla 33 condos, in colonia La Gloria. 
        The woman, Maria N., was traveling from north to south at a moderate speed when suddenly the golf cart blocked her way, she lost control when she dodged it, and went down to the pavement.The rear view mirrors, turn signals and plastic 'de cubierta' (covering) of the vehicle were broken, leaving broken plastic pieces on the pavement. 
          She had difficulty standing up, and needed help from witnesses. The child was checked by a lifeguard who knows first aid, who was passing by, "the child isn't injured," he said.Minutes later, the Traffic police and the Red Cross came. An intermediary of the visitors proceeded to assist so that things would reach a good agreement and the tourists could continue with their journey. 
         The golf cart belongs to the company Carnival Funday, plate A-534-TMN, with the number 9. During high season, vehicular accidents are frequent, due to the increased traffic of four and two-wheeled vehicles on the island, This is a request to the rental agencies to instruct their clients well before giving them the vehicles, to mitigate thsee events. 
        Another accident occurred in the Colonia Salina Chica this morning, when a three-wheeled vehicle injured a pedestrian. An agreement was reached between the parties and also the Red Cross reported that it did not transport anyone to the hospital.

"Cloned" taxis  
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 Allegations have been made on social media by José Guadalupe Canul Pech regarding allegedly cloned taxis number 103 and 75, saying the numbers have been duplicated, and blaming the new taxi union leader.  He is requesting that SINTRA (Secretary of Infrastructure and Transport) verify the legality of these vehicles.

Students left without breakfast  
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    Parents who were bringing food to their children before 10am were annoyed to learn that this is no longer allowed at the Middle School, "Benito Juarez" in an effort to eliminate drugs on campus. A notice was posted saying: "You are notified that as of Wednesday, March 7, the delivery of food (breakfast) through the gate will be restricted. It is suggested that you bring your breakfast from your home. Sincerely, the Administration ". There are some parents who object to this restriction, and some parents are also concerned about junk food being sold at the school store, saying healthy food isn't always available.

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 Kitchen in a large studio. (Sur & Norte are identical)
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Large studio (Norte), I'm standing in the kitchen. A queen & single bed.

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Large studio (Sur) with Queen & Single bed. Slider door & view are behind me.

Fine dining a few steps away at Da Luisa or try the traditional neighborhood eateries a couple blocks farther. Within ten minutes walk are the restaurants Mango Cafe, Brisas, Manolitos,  Green Verde, Kash Kechen Chuc, and the large department store-grocery Chedraui. Visit marinas, bars, & beach clubs that are minutes away by bike or on foot. Attend 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 variety of other stores and small local restaurants. It takes 20-30  minutes to walk downtown.

March Events
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Thursday, March 1  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo
Full moon rising over the Caribbean 
March 1  6:46
March 2  7:46 
March 3   8:44
March 4   9:40
March 5  10:35
March 6  11:28
Feb. 4 11:00
Feb. 5  11:54 
Painting by Pamela Haase
Sunday, March 4 at 8pm: A special Noches Magicas event  on the Town Square to commemorate the 501st anniversary of the first Europeans visiting Isla Mujeres, and the 101st anniversary of the birth of Virgilio "El Chino" Fernandez. Featuring singers Aldahir Davila and Gregorio Sanches, as well as dance troupes Anoranzas de Isla Mujeres and El Talento con el Sabor del Caribe. Free

Monday, March 5 at 9am there will be a Civic Ceremony commemorating the 501st anniversary of the first visit by Europeans to Isla Mujeres. It will be held at the Paso de la Tirguena on the Eastern Malecon (near the public bathrooms by the Town Square, behind the old hospital.)

Thursday, March 8  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Thursday, March 8 International Women's Day

Sunday, March 11 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free 

Thursday, March 15  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

March 16-19 ? Last year there was a Festival for San Jose

Sunday, March 18 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square. Free

Sunday, March 18 Oil Expropriation Day

Monday, March 19 Day off for Benito Juarez's birthday

Tuesday, March 20 Spring Equinox 

Wednesday, March 21 Birthday of Benito Juarez

Thursday, March 22  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo 

Sunday, March 25 Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 25 at 8pm: Noches Magicas event on the Town Square is likely to be suspended due to Palm Sunday. 

Thursday, March 29  Artist Fair 3-8p at the Casa de la Cultura on Guerrero Avenue at the cross street Abasolo

Friday, March 30 Good Friday The Via Crusis, reenactment of the Passion of Christ, begins at the Sacred Heart Church in La Gloria. It includes more than 50 actors and travels 5 km to the Immaculate Conception Church downtown where the crucifixion will be reenacted. They will pause at the Guadalupe Chapel in Salina Chica along the way. 

Sunday, April 1 Easter 
  Sources for Weather Information:
LINK to Civil Protection Q Roo weather bulletin  (Spanish)
LINK to Mexico National Weather Service (Spanish)
 LINK to satellite images for the Mexico National Weather Service (Yucatan peninsula is under Satellite GOES Este, I recommend "Animacion" (it used to be in my blog margin, until Blogger became incompatible with it).
LINK to a private weather station on Isla Mujeres   

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