Friday, August 12, 2016

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, August 12

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  From  Noticias de Diario de Quintana Roo ....

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DQR has no new articles in the Isla Mujeres section this morning.


From the Municipal Facebook site.....  (  FB page link)

Winning athletes congratulated by Mayor Agapito Magana 
      For the third consecutive year, table tennis players from Isla Mujeres, Anacaro and Nicholle Magaña, represented the state of Quintana Roo, and were victorious. In the category of Females under the age of 15, Ana Carolina Magana won a gold medal in teams, a silver in mixed doubles, and a bronze in doubles. In the category of Females under the age of 13, Nicolle Magana won a gold medal in teams and a bronze medal in doubles.
   Mayor Agapito Magana Sanchez said it was an honor to meet with them upon their return back home, and he encouraged them to continue in this sport and to continue to be an example of discipline and perseverance.
         The Magana sisters, who have been selected to compete nationally, thanked the Mayor for his support for the growth of this sport on the island, and in the state. At the meeting, the sisters were accompanied by their coach, Monica Miramontes, and by Jose Arce, president of the Table Tennis Association of Quintana Roo.
     The sisters will compete in the International League in Merida, Yucatan, on August 12-21, and in Mexico City in the Nacional de Segunda Fuerza on August 25-29.


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Police "Caseta" booth on mainland not in use
Caseta policial abandonada+] Ver masFull article and photo at this link

Ready for Eucharistic Congress  
Inicia Congreso Eucarístico Decanatal. [+] Ver masFull article and photo at this link
  This information about today's event was translated last week as follows, and today's version notes that the participants are expected to arrive to the area in front of the Catholic church downtown at about 5pm, and that islanders should welcome them at the City dock at 4:30p, followed by a procession thru the streets. The procession will be followed by a Mass. Each parish will wear a representative color, and islander Catholics will wear white. The Isla Mujeres pastor, Raul Sanchez Alonso, has personally supervised the installation of a large tent, of chairs, and other elements.  (paste):
  As part of the events for the Eucharistic Congress being held in Isla Mujeres this month, on Aug. 12 at 4p a boat procession will travel the seven kilometers from Punta Sam to the island with about 1200 participants on board. These groups of Catholics are from about 20 churches in the northern municipalities of Quintana Roo, and will cross in about five large boats and a variety of medium and small vessels.
      They will be met by hundreds of Islander Catholics, and the procession will continue through the streets downtown to the front area of Immaculate Conception Church on the Town Square where about 2500 chairs will be places and a Mass will be held. It will be officiated by the bishop of Cancun-Chetumal,  monseñor Pedro Pablo Elizondo, and more than 25 priests are expected to attend the Congress. The mass will be held at 6pm and the visitors will return to Punta Sam at 8pm.
     Isla Mujeres priest, Father Raul Sanchez, invited local Catholics to participate in this historic event, explaining that  more than 1200 people will arrive around five in the afternoon, after leaving Punta Sam with the Santísimo. He said that as part of these festivities, the icon of Our Lady of the Assumption will be taken down from her niche at the church of Immaculate Conception, during a Mass on Friday at 6pm, and  on August 17 the traditional boat pilgrimage will be held to the Cruz of the Bay, concluding the celebration of the Virgin.

Twelve cases of fishermen with decompression illness 
Doce casos de pescadores descompresionados[+] Ver mas Full article & photo at this link
   Aug. 11  The lobster season began a little over 40 days ago, and a dozen fishermen have already been treated for decompression in the hyperbaric chamber, because they were irresponsible while diving. The most recent case was Manuel Cuevas, 40, who is a member of a Puerto Juarez fishing cooperative, who received a treatment for 135 minutes. He suffered decompression with knee pain due to accumulation of nitrogen after diving for two hours in water 110 feet deep (33 meters). He was camping at the coast of Isla Mujeres and went diving at Cabo Catoche, using a compressor to supply oxygen via a hose, which is typical of lobster fishermen in this area. He has a history of previously having had an accident, also mild, some time ago. The first patient this season was also a fisherman from Puerto Juarez. If things continue at this rate, the number of cases could triple by the end of the season, at the end of February.
     It is also reported that five hyperbaric treatments were scheduled for Sr. Julio Gomez Garcia who is a diabetic with a wound in his left foot that has been difficult to treat, and he had his second treatment this afternoon. This information was provided by the person responsible for treatments at the hyperbaric chamber, Rosember Dzul Ochoa.

Athletes triumph at National Olimpiada 
Atletas isleñas triunfaron en Olimpiada Nacional [+] Ver masFull article and photo at this link
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August events

Sunset ~7:10p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
August 18    7:36p  Full moon
August 19    8:22
August 20    9:07
August 21    9:52
August 22   10:39
August 23   11:26

Every Tuesday & Thursday at 10am: Sergio's Batik class. ~3 hours long. 400p includes materials.
Kid's classes every other Saturday at 12:30.
The Delta Aquarid meteor showers continue into early August.…/earthskys-meteor-shower-guide…

Thur. Aug 4 Artist Fair at the Casa de Cultura 4-9

Monday Aug 8: It's time for the annual Perseid meteor shower (eastward-over the Caribbean) & there may be twice as many this year LINK 

It peaks Thurs night/Fri morn & is best viewed after moon-set at 1:20am.
Moon-set tonight (Monday) is 11:20, and it's 40 mins later nightly. Hoping for clear skies!

Aug. 10-21 Five food trucks from Merida will visit Isla Mujeres as part of  Isla Fest

August 17-21 Taste of Isla Mujeres Artist Fair  at the Casa de Cultura 4pm 

 Friday August 19 & Saturday August 20   Isla Fest at the Casa de Cultura Free

Isla Fest
Conferences, expositions, exhibitions, shows, demonstrations
166th Anniversary of the Foundation of the town

Monday August 15, at the Casa de Cultura 11am
Photographic exhibition of the Art of Fishing
Exhibition from the Municipal Archives
Photographic and artistic exhibition 'Pinceladas Caribenas" (Caribbean brushstrokes)

Wednesday August 17
10am Placing of a wreath to commemorate the anniversary of the Cross in the Bay, from the ferry pier
7pm Formal City Council session to commemorate the 166th & coronation of the Queen of the Foundation Festivities of 2016, at the Casa de Cultura

Thursday August 18 as the Casa de Cultura
11am Isla Mujeres Historical Conference
7pm Poetry Recital: "Poesia Que Vino del Mar" (Poetry the comes from the sea)

Friday August 19 at the Casa de Cultura
8am Oratory Contest about the Foundation of the Town of Dolores
7pm Gastronomic Demonstration of Tiknxik
8pm Musical performances by Nicho Hinojosa and Miguel Inzunza

Saturday August 20
7am 1st Foundation 15 km Race at Playa Centro (Posada beach) Free Registration
8pm Performance by Astrid Hadad at the Casa de Cultura

Sunday August 21 at the Casa de Cultura
8pm Festival of the Dances of the Caribbean in my Land with Trova Islena
Aug. 21: The Festival of the Caribbean in My Land, with troupes of Mexican folk dancers performing dances with Caribbean rhythms. This event promotes art and culture through dances with Caribbean influences, focusing on unity and brotherhood via performing, and offering a venue for social and cultural exchange.

 Miguel Inzunza  Link to this video

Nicho Hinojosa LINK to this video  

One of the performers for Isla Fest is Astrid Hadad, who sports some amazing costumes in her performances. Her Wikipedia page says" one since has stuffed all of Mexican political and cultural history into a dress and laced it up with a feminist attitude quite like Ms. Hadad. In a way, one could say that Hadad’s wild cabaret is a little like a Frida Kahlo painting come to life. Like Frida, she draws from the rich motherlode of images offered up by Mexican history and culture: Catholic saints, Aztec and Mayan iconography, revolutionary heroes, exuberant flowers and plants, campesino and indigenous folk art, the golden era of Mexican cinema and so on. Hadad has absorbed this inheritance of a uniquely Mexican and female surrealism and created her own surrealist cabaret that pulses with campy humor and irony."
Link to this video

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The Artist's Fairs are scheduled twice a month, on the First and Third Thursdays, at the Casa de Cultura, 4-9. 

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