Friday, May 5, 2017

Isla Mujeres Daily News & Events Friday, May 5

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Renovations for the Isla Mujeres Child Development Center

Thanks to "Alas de Aguila" Foundation & the DIF social service agency 

Remodelarán el Cendi de IM

 DIF y Fundación “Alas de Aguila”

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de mayo.-
Leer más..Full article at this link. 

See City section below

Improving public areas for the benefit of athletes: Mayor Juan Carrillo 

Rescata áreas públicas

 Beneficia Juan Carrillo a deportistas

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ISLA MUJERES, 4 de mayo.-
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    Mayor Juan Carrillo Soberanis carried out a tour to verify the progress of the remodeling work of the emblematic basketball court "José del Carmen Pastrana", with an investment of 1.4 million pesos. This project includes the removal of concrete and placement of new concrete of 10 centimeters of thickness which will cover 780 square meters.     The Mayor said, "The work is already 60% completed. The project for this new court in on time and of the best quality, so that the athletes, children and young people of Isla Mujeres can spend quality time with their families and practice their favorite sport."
       Public Works director César Poot Pérez explained that benches and stands will be built, LED lights will be placed and 600 square meters will be painted to delimit the play area. He said,"Our Mayor is committed to improving the public spaces of Isla Mujeres for the benefit of all families, so that they have proper places in which to spend quality time. "


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

Participants of the XLIX Regatta Sol al Sol were officially honored as Distinguished Guests
   The Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, thanked the organizers and the participants who traveled approximately 476 nautical miles, for the equivalent of three days, from St Petersburg, Florida to Isla Mujeres by sailboat. He said Isla Mujeres is proud to be a part of the 49 year old tradition which strengthens ties between our two nations, and two of their most important beach destinations.
   Recognition was also given to the winners of the drawing competition for the logo for the Regata del Sol al Sol 2018.

Municipal authorities asked that residents keep the streets clean of trash during the rain, to prevent flooding. The municipal agencies will be alert for any accidents that could occur from the rain. Residents and visitors are asked to refrain from going into the sea until weather conditions improve.

The "Alas de Aguila" Foundation (Eagle Wings) and entrepreneurs of Villa Group Resorts donated $8800 dollars, which will be used at the CENDI, Child Development Center, which is dedicated to the care and education of young islander children. The money was donated by timeshare partners at Villa Group Resorts, and the president of the group, Fernando González Corona, and his wife, who doubled that amount.
     The director of the Alas de Aguila" Foundation in Cancun, Julieta Reynoso Gutiérrez, reported that entrepreneurs and members of the holiday resort Villas del Palmar, located in Ciudad Mujeres, contribute to social projects of six institutions of the municipality, including the Red Cross and Isla Mujeres DIF, social service agency. 
    The honorary president of the municipal DIF, Paola Orrico de Carrillo said, "We receive this donation with a deep sense of gratitude, and with this we will help the best of our municipality, its children. We will remodel CENDI and with these funds we will continue to implement actions for their benefit, because we want more smiling children who have access to a better education.
   The City of Isla Mujeres is committed to working in a coordinated manner with the other levels of government and with civil organizations and private institutions to bring increased and improved benefits to the families of the island. 


From Tvisla Mujeres ( link to photos & articles)…/
This update says the specialists are continuing to try and save the young male dolphin and to diagnose his infection. They gave him an ultrasound. They were concerned about ulcers, that was negative & about gastroenteritis, and kidney stones, which are common with these animals. Since he wouldn't eat for the past two days they've fed him medically. He's improved slightly...but continued to lose weight "which can be fatal" He was extremely dehydrated, they continue to do studies and to treat him, the prognosis is guarded. Care is complicated because there is no clinical history for the animal.

May 4  Boats under 40 feet were restricted to port starting tonight due to winds associated with cold front #45, which were coming from the southeast to switch to the north-northwest at 25-35 kph and stronger, variable gusts. Trips to Contoy for all boats was restricted, and larger boats were allowed to cross the Bay.…/
Donation to improve CENDI, Child Development Center


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Motorcycle vs taxi: Two injured 
Moto contra taxi; dos lesionadas[+] Ver masFull article at this link
   An accident occurred in colonia La Gloria at 3:45pm between a taxi and a motorcycle which  caused injuries to two people and damaged both vehicles. Taxi driver Arturo Bracamonte (son of  “Cocholón”), was driving taxi #75 from south to north on Paseo de las Aves, when a large black Yamaha motorcycle appeared in front of him, at the intersection with Liseta Street. He said he was going 40 kph and used his brakes, but the motorcycle did not respect his right of way and he was unable to avoid the collision.
     The motorcycle was driven by Ms Yessica Zuniga Torres, 26, who said the taxi driver was speeding. Her child who was a passenger apparently hit the pavement and may have suffered a fracture of her right hand. The young woman was upset and concerned, and she and the child were assisted by residents who moved them from the pavement to rest against the wall of a nearby business. Moments later the girl was taken in the Red Cross ambulance with her mother to evaluate the obvious injuries to her left arm and left leg.
     This is not the first time there has been an accident at this location, without major consequences, involving well known politicians, such as  Ariel Magana Carrillo (RIP), and his colleague Hugo Sanchez Montalvo (The former was isla's first mayor and the later was mayor 2011-2013). It has been requested that traffic signals (señales) be installed at this spot, and that visual obstacles be eliminated, independent of the speed of the drivers.

Two days with electricity suspensions  
Dos días sin energía eléctrica. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
  Some residents are complaining that the electrical suspensions began at an early hour and the power did not return until dusk, which caused their food to spoil. For two days, CFE was doing work that affected residents on south Juarez avenue and Allende street, downtown.
   Brigades of CFE workers are replacing poles, and other  electrical parts, before the hurricane season in September-October, since many poles are deteriorating since they were installed after the passage of Hurricane Wilma in 2005.

"Tattoo": Overall winner of the Regatta  
“Tattoo”, ganador absoluto. [+] Ver masFull article at this link
May 4 The "Tattoo" sailboat, which dominated the 49th edition of the "Sunshine of the Sun" competition, captained by Glenn Benson, was declared the overall winner, after evaluation of the records of each of the six participating boats.
     He was the winner in the Class A Cruise category, and of the fleet  with a corrected time of 50 hours with 44 minutes and 33 seconds to cover the entire 600 mile journey. Second place went to "It's Only Money", captained by Frank Wood, with 52 hours with 34 minutes and 48 seconds, and he also won two awards.          The third in fleet was "After You",captained by John Gardner, who was the former champion, who won the tournament last year. His corrected time was 55 hours with 10 minutes and 42 seconds. The fourth place went to "50/50", captained by David Gibellini; with "My Time", captained by Nick Carper, in the fifth; and in the last place was, "Equinox", captained by Brad Ripkey.
       In 2016, Tattoo was disqualified because they had problems and were unable to continue. In 2015, the Regatta passage was slow and they took fifth in the general fleet and third in their Cruiser A category, with a corrected time of 97 hours, 38 minutes with five seconds. That year the overall winner of was XTC.
       In 2014, Tattoo took fifth place overall (fleet) with their journey from St Petersburg to Isla Mujeres taking 73 hours, 18 minutes, and four seconds. That year the overall winner was "Sween Melissa DC".  
   The traditional Captains Cup was celebrated a the Casa de la Rocas, in honor of the captains and crews, and was attended by civil and military authorities as special guests including the commander of the Fifth Naval Region (based in Isla Mujeres)
Admiral C.G, DEM. Carlos Ortega Muñiz.
   The basketball game between islanders and members of the Regatta was held at the convention center for the first time, since the court Jose del Carmen Patrana is being renovated. Tonight will be they will be honored as Distinguished Guests by the City, and Friday they will give out the awards, which will conclude the scheduled activities. 

Analysis of the viability of bringing professional soccer to the isle  
Analizan viabilidad de traer futbol profesional [+] Ver masFull article at this link

   Recently, a group of business owners and coaches, who love soccer, held a meeting with the Mayor, Juan Carrillo Soberanis, to discuss the possibility of bringing a franchise of the Third professional division of the professional Mexican soccer circuit. Feasibility could be determined by June, and if it is favorable, the field in colonia Salinas could be adapted by expanding the stands, bathrooms, and players area to meet the regulations. 


The Eta Aquarid meteor shower, which is caused by debris from Halley's Comet, is peaking this week during the predawn hours of Friday & Saturday. The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (after moonset at 3:00a on Fri and 3:49 on Sat).
Experts say: Give yourself at least an hour of viewing time for watching any meteor shower. Meteors tend to come in spurts that are interspersed by lulls, and it can take as long as 20 minutes for your eyes to adjust to the dark. You don’t need to know where they are to watch a meteor shower, because the meteors fly every which way across the sky, in front of numerous constellations.
However, the higher a shower’s radiant appears in your sky, the more meteors you’re likely to see. For the Eta Aquarids, the radiant soars highest in the nighttime sky just before dawn. That’s why you can expect to see the most meteors in the wee morning hours.
You can see some Eta Aquarid meteors in late evening, before the radiant rises into your sky. In fact, late evening is the best time to see earthgrazers, meteors that make exceptionally long streaks across your sky. As the radiant rises higher – that is as the hours of the night tick away to dawn – you’ll see shorter meteors, but more meteors.
In a dark sky, especially at more southerly latitudes, the Eta Aquarids can produce up to 20 to 40 meteors per hour.
The comet dust smashes into Earth’s upper atmosphere at nearly 150,000 mph. Roughly half of these swift-moving meteors leave persistent trains – ionized gas trails that glow for a few seconds after the meteor has passed.
The paths of the Eta Aquarid meteors appear to radiate from a certain point in front of the constellation "Aquarius the Water Bearer". This point is called the 'radiant' of the meteor shower, and since it nearly aligns with the star "Eta Aquarii", it's named for that star.
The alignment of the radiant and the star is of course coincidental. Eta Aquarii is some 170 light-years away – trillons upon trillions of miles away – while the Eta Aquarid meteors burn up about 60 miles (100 km) above Earth’s surface.

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 May Events
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Monday, May 1 Labor Day    And the Sol as Sol Regatta boats are arriving

Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4, the Eta Aquarid  meteor shower can be seen, but it peaks in the predawn hours of Friday and Saturday. It is caused by debris from Halley's Comet.  The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (After moonset which is 1:33a on Wed, 2:18a on Thur., 3:00a on Fri, and 3:49 on Sat).

Wednesday, May 3 Dia de la Cruz (celebrated by construction workers)

Wednesday, May 3 Basketball game Islanders vs Regatta sailors 7p at the Convention Center since the downtown court is being renovated.

Friday & Saturday:  Eta Aquarid meteor shower. The most meteors can be seen during the hours before 5a, when dawn starts (after moonset at 3:00a on Fri and 3:49 on Sat). Caused by debris from Halley's Comet,

Friday, May 5  Regatta Amigos. Isleno children (exceptional students aged 8-12) gather at Buhos at 10am, leave for the boats a half hour later and depart at noon for their Regatta around the island (Possibly cancelled since the port was closed last evening for small boats due to Cold Front #45)

Friday, May 5 Anniversary of victory against French at Battle of Puebla "Cinco de Mayo"

Saturday, May 6  Fashion show at 8p on the Caribbean side of the Casa de la Cultura  of Yucatecan traditional clothing and garments based on that style.

Sunday, May 7 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p: Dance troupes performing from Cancun & Isla Mujeres.

Wednesday, May 10 Mother's Day

Sunset ~7:05p
Moon rise over the Caribbean
May 10   7:15
May 11   8:05
May 12  8:55  
May 13   9:44
May 14  10:32
May 15  11:19  
 Painting by Pam Haase Link to website

Sunday, May 14 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p (Mother's Day in the US)

Monday, May 15 Teacher's Day Día del Maestro

The starting date for Whale Shark Tour season hasn't been announced yet, so it is unknown if it will be May 17 (possibly thru Sept. 17). Will update when announced.

May 19, 20, 21 Cosme Magana Fishing Tournament
Friday is final registration & the Captain's dinner
The tournament is Saturday & Sunday

Sunday, May 21 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Sunday, May 28 Noches Magicas on the Town Square 8p

Monday, May 29 Memorial Day in the US 

Thursday, June 1 Día de la Marina

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