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    Sept 30, 2019:
    • RBG US Supreme Court Justice Today 1pm,
    • Some Canadians hit with 5-year bans at U.S. border,
    • Nokros, Celaya's famous food delivery dog,
    • First Grape Harvest Fest at Tres Raíces,
    • NGO Coalition Improves Reading Habits and Child Development,
    • SPA Pets of the Month—October 2019,
    • Prose Café: Issues of Race and Injustice,
    • Corn nation,
    • Mexico’s Cartels Fighting for Control of Avocados,
    • Heart risk factors a growing problem in Mexico,
    • Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk,
    • Narda likely to become tropical storm again off Mexico,
    • Hurricane Lorenzo Sets Record as Strongest Storm Observed So Far North and East in Atlantic.

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    RBG Charts the Life of a US Supreme Court Justice Who’s Become a Pop Culture Icon
    US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, affectionately known to her fans as “RBG,” was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1993 as only the second woman to be nominated and confirmed to the Court. At one time, she was its only female justice. Today she is the second of four ...
    RBG Charts the Life of a US Supreme Court Justice Who’s Become a Pop Culture Icon.

    Uptick of Canadians hit with 5-year bans at U.S. borders called a 'troubling trend'
    If you are thinking about driving across a U.S. border any time soon take note — immigration lawyers in British Columbia and Washington State are seeing an increase in travellers being issued five-year bans from U.S. border guards.

    The bans are the consequence of so-called "expedited removals" which are decided by an immigration officer and don't go before a judge, and are a "troubling trend" according to lawyer Len Saunders because of how arbitrary they can seem. ...

    He urges travellers be as clear as possible about their plans at the border and bring all the necessary documents of proof.
    Uptick of Canadians hit with 5-year bans at U.S. borders called a 'troubling trend'

    Nokros, Celaya's famous food delivery dog that became famous
    Nokros is today one of the most famous puppies in Celaya and now in the country, not only for being one of the most faithful pets, but because every day he prepares to go to work with his owner, go up to the motorcycle and together distribute the food because they both work for Uber Eats.
    Nokros, Celaya's famous food delivery dog that became famous (sp).

    The First Grape Harvest Fest at Tres Raíces
    More than 900 people gathered at Tres Raíces in Tequisquiapan to celebrate the vineyard’s first grape harvest festival—and the final one of the season in the state. Attendees enjoyed paella, gorditas, mescal, tequila, and, of course, the house wines, which were Sauvignon blanc, shiraz, and cabernet.
    The First Grape Harvest Fest at Tres Raíces.

    NGO Coalition Improves Reading Habits and Child Development in Colonia Allende
    Last August, volunteers from several local programs were once again in the Allende neighborhood to resume social intervention activities with children ranging from infants to teenagers. Organizations participating in these activities included the Biblioteca, Educación para la Libertad e Igualdad de Género Integrando Redes (ELEGIR), Programa en Salud Comunitaria (PSC), Centro para Adolescentes de San Miguel (CASA), and CASA's Ranchero Pandillero program.
    NGO Coalition Improves Reading Habits and Child Development in Colonia Allende.

    SPA Pets of the Month—October 2019
    Thunder and her sister, Snowflake, are 3-1/2-year-old, medium-large beautiful dogs. Thunder is affectionate, smart, and playful. She enjoys going for a walk and is very friendly. She’d also be quite content to sprawl on your lap so you can lavish attention on her. Snowflake, a smart, playful, and energetic ...
    SPA Pets of the Month—October 2019.

    Prose Café Guest Authors Take On Difficult Issues of Race and Injustice
    Please join us on October 3, when Prose Café is honored to present three gifted local writers with work that tackles the challenging issues of race, injustice, and more. Before moving to San Miguel de Allende in 2005, Cynthia Simmons lived in Atlanta, New York City, and, briefly, in New Orleans. She ...
    Prose Café Guest Authors Take On Difficult Issues of Race and Injustice.

    The corn nation
    In Mexico there are 64 varieties of corn.
    The corn rooted us. For more than 10,000 years we began a biological and cultural dialogue with this plant that led us to abandon hunting and gathering to become farmers. We took root in the Mexican soil next to a grass called Teocintle from which we ate their grains. We domesticate it over the centuries, modify its size and shape, and create corn (Zea mays). A plant that can reach four meters in height, with a thin stem from which long sharp leaves are born. It has male and female floral organs that, through pollination, reproduce to give rise to the fruit we like so much: the corn or cob whose exposed seeds are attached to the spine, better known as olote.

    From that remote past to the present, the traditional way of planting it is the milpa, an agroecosystem where varieties of beans, tomatoes, squash, chili and quelites are also cultivated, and thanks to which peasant families and native peoples keep their identity alive and Food sovereignty to say the least. It was inside the cornfields and through the constant selection of the hands of our ancestors that the different races of criollo corn originated.
    The corn nation (sp).

    Mexico’s Cartels Fighting It Out for Control of Avocado Business
    Four competing drug cartels are extorting avocado producers in Michoacán, Mexico, showing how the fruit is becoming an increasingly important source of illicit profits in the context of shifting criminal dynamics in the state.
    Mexico’s Cartels Fighting It Out for Control of Avocado Business.
    See also: The US threatens to suspend certification of Mexican avocado because of violence in Michoacán.

    Heart risk factors a growing problem in Mexico
    Large percentages of Mexican adults have risk factors for heart disease and stroke — suggesting, researchers say, that without intervention, the nation’s rate of cardiovascular disease will continue the climb it began several decades ago. ...

    In 1960, the nation’s rate of diabetes was less than 3 percent, before rising to 8 percent during the 1980s. Similarly, high blood pressure rose from a rate of about 10 percent, to 20 percent in the 1990s, to where it stands now. ...

    However, Escobedo said, changes in lifestyle — less physical activity and a move away from traditional diets — are also likely involved.

    Smoking has become a substantial problem in Mexico, especially among men.
    [url=http://Heart risk factors a growing problem in Mexico]Heart risk factors a growing problem in Mexico[/url].

    Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk

    The INTERHEART study showed that for men and women, old and young, and in all areas of the world, 9 potentially modifiable factors like diet, exercise, and smoking, accounted for >90% of the proportion of the risk of having a heart attack. And this has been confirmed in prospective studies. ...

    How does this all compare to drugs? Why change our diet, lose weight, and start exercising if we can just pop some pills? Pharmacological therapies, including cholesterol lowering statin drugs and blood pressure pills typically only reduce cardiovascular disease risk not by 90% but only by 20% to 30%. So, even on drugs, 70 to 80% of heart attacks still occur.

    One of the great things about this study, the Harvard Health Professionals Follow-Up, is that they also looked at the effect of lifestyle changes on people already on medications. Even those on cholesterol and blood pressure lowering drugs may be able to get a further 78% drop in risk by eating and living healthfully. So, the choice isn’t diet or drugs. Cardiovascular medications should be used as an adjunct to, not just a replacement for, healthy lifestyle practices.
    Eliminating 90% of Heart Disease Risk.

    Narda likely to become tropical storm again off Mexico
    Tropical depression Narda is expected to regain tropical storm strength Monday after passing over the Mexican resort of Puerto Vallarta with heavy rain at the end of a day in which it caused some flooding in Zihuatanejo and other spots farther south along the shore.
    Narda likely to become tropical storm again off Mexico.
    Nicolás Feria Romero, mayor of Santiago Juxtlahuaca, #Oaxaca , confirms that the machinery failed to rescue people from their flooded homes and asks them to take refuge in their roofs.
    Tropical Storm Narda caused heavy rains and some flooding in the resort of Zihuatanejo and other spots along Mexico's Pacific coast Sunday before weakening into a tropical depression as it moved overland and began drenching Puerto Vallarta late in the night. ...

    Authorities reported flooded roads and rivers in Oaxaca state to the south, where thousands of people were evacuated as a precaution, and in the port of Lazaro Cardenas to the north. The storm also toppled trees and billboards in Acapulco. Local media reported that a 26-year-old man died in Oaxaca while trying to cross a river in San Pedro Mixtepec.
    TS Narda drenches Mexican Pacific resorts before weakening.

    Hurricane Lorenzo Sets Record as Strongest Storm Observed So Far North and East in Atlantic
    The NHC added that on Tuesday and Wednesday, it expects Lorenzo to drop between three to six inches of rain “over much of the western Azores,” creating a risk of “life-threatening flash flooding,” as well as one to two inches in the central Azores. Swells are also spreading across much of the North Atlantic basin and could cause “life-threatening surf and rip current conditions,” the center wrote. ...

    CNN wrote that while the storm may still veer off, Lorenzo could pose the “rare event” of a hurricane causing wind storms in parts of the UK ...
    Hurricane Lorenzo Sets Record as Strongest Storm Observed So Far North and East in Atlantic.

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