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  • ICYMI: In Case You Missed It August 15, 2019

    ICYMI August 15, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Mexican Cinema Day Aug 15,
    • Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte Exhibit,
    • San Rafael Meet-Up,
    • Chess Saturday,
    • La Pulga Flea Market,
    • Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka Thematic Evening,
    • Water outage,
    • Street Closures.

    What's Happening

    National Day of Mexican Cinema 2019 August 15
    #Entérate @NetflixLAT joins @imcine and will host a commemorative selection to the National Day of Mexican Cinema The Celebration of Mexican Cinema collection will feature 20 films. Meet other activities and the 100 locations throughout the country.
    August 15 is the National Day of Mexican Cinema and the Ministry of Culture, through the Mexican Institute of Cinematography ( Imcine ), celebrates it with a powerful cultural circuit of more than 90 independent exhibition venues throughout the country projecting for free about 60 Mexican films of recent production.
    National Day of Mexican Cinema 2019 (sp).
    Also: Netflix will Celebrate Mexican Cinema Day.

    Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit
    What: Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit.
    Where: University of Guanajuato art gallery San Miguel campus.
    When: Grand opening was August 9. Exhibit continues through August 31.
    Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit.

    San Rafael Neighborhood Weekly Coffee Meet-Up
    What: Coffee / breakfast and conversation with your neighbors! Learn what's happening in 'our hood', where to source all kinds of things on this side of town and meet and make new friends!
    When: Every Thursday at 10 am.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    San Rafael Neighborhood Weekly Coffee Meet-Up.

    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday
    What: Chess. Players of all levels are welcome; from complete beginners to experts.
    When: Every Saturday at Cafe Arab'ella from 9am - 11am.
    Where: Cafe Arab'ella.
    Chess at Cafe Arab'ella Saturday.

    La Pulga Flea Market August 18
    Sunday July 18, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel.

    Thematic Evening, Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C. August 22nd
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    “Thematic Evening” Fundraiser for Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.
    Thursday August 22nd, 5 to 8pm Aldama 9, (former Posada Corazon)
    Dinner and Lecture MX$700
    Benefits go to fill the needs of the cats at Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.’s 2 facilities
    Thematic Evening, Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C..

    Water outage
    Possibly continuing?
    #AVISO IMPORTANT: Neighbors from the Centro zone, it is reported that work is being done to repair the leak in the main driving line. For this reason there is a lack of water.

    Street Closures
    During the weeks of August and September, there will be partial and total closures in some roads, derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program
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    Monday 12 to August 17 CLOSURE OF STREETS: Street: Hernández Macías, section: Mesones a Canal. Street: Canal, section: Hernández Macías to Zacateros. Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works, informs the public that due to the remodeling work carried out at the Obraje Bridge (next to the Vasconcelos school) , which involve the regeneration of sidewalks and railings, the vehicular stream, the integration of LED type luminaires and quarry columns; vehicular traffic (cars, public transport, motorcycles, bicycles, vans) will be kept completely closed.

    It should be mentioned that, only, pedestrians and people with disabilities may transit, and for the knowledge of the population the following road alternatives are provided for people who live or have a business in that area:
    • Calzada de la Luz
    • Calzada de la Presa
    • Calzada de la Aurora
    • Camino al Obraje
    The works have been developed since Saturday, August 9 and are expected to conclude on Monday, August 19.
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    ANNOUNCED ROAD ALTERNATIVES FOR CLOSURE OF CIRCULATION FOR WORK IN PUENTE DEL OBRAJE (sp).

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  • ICYMI: In Case You Missed It August 14, 2019

    ICYMI August 14, 2019:
    • What's Happening,
    • Water Outage,
    • Street Closures,
    • Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit to August 31,
    • La Pulga Flea Market August 18,
    • Thematic Evening, Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C. August 22.

    What's Happening

    Water Outage
    From yesterday. I don't know if this is still an issue today.
    #AVISO IMPORTANT: Neighbors from the Centro zone, it is reported that work is being done to repair the leak in the main driving line. For this reason there is a lack of water.

    Street Closures
    During the weeks of August and September, there will be partial and total closures in some roads, derived from the application of the “Maintenance and conservation of streets” program
    kc8yb9dg2ib83qmd.jpeg

    Monday 12 to August 17 CLOSURE OF STREETS: Street: Hernández Macías, section: Mesones a Canal. Street: Canal, section: Hernández Macías to Zacateros. Rehabilitation work in the drinking water network and tap replacement.

    The Municipal Government, through the Directorate of Infrastructure and Public Works, informs the public that due to the remodeling work carried out at the Obraje Bridge (next to the Vasconcelos school) , which involve the regeneration of sidewalks and railings, the vehicular stream, the integration of LED type luminaires and quarry columns; vehicular traffic (cars, public transport, motorcycles, bicycles, vans) will be kept completely closed.

    It should be mentioned that, only, pedestrians and people with disabilities may transit, and for the knowledge of the population the following road alternatives are provided for people who live or have a business in that area:
    • Calzada de la Luz
    • Calzada de la Presa
    • Calzada de la Aurora
    • Camino al Obraje
    The works have been developed since Saturday, August 9 and are expected to conclude on Monday, August 19.
    g01mwtqq0wdolxzq.jpg

    ANNOUNCED ROAD ALTERNATIVES FOR CLOSURE OF CIRCULATION FOR WORK IN PUENTE DEL OBRAJE (sp).

    Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit
    What: Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit.
    Where: University of Guanajuato art gallery San Miguel campus.
    When: Grand opening was August 9. Exhibit continues through August 31.
    Stirling Dickinson Escuela de Arte art exhibit.

    La Pulga Flea Market August 18
    Sunday July 18, 11 am - 3 pm, Salón Los Pinos, Salida a Querétaro #145.
    Since 2011. Free admission.
    La Pulga Flea Market San Miguel

    Thematic Evening, Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C. August 22nd
    “Thematic Evening” Fundraiser for Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.
    Thursday August 22nd, 5 to 8pm Aldama 9, (former Posada Corazon)
    Dinner and Lecture MX$700
    Benefits go to fill the needs of the cats at Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.’s 2 facilities
    Thematic Evening, Santuario Felino Rey Ashoka, A.C.

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  • Brief News and Views August 13, 2019

    August 13, 2019:
    • $280 million allocated to La Cieneguita Bridge and El Pípila Glorieta,
    • Simone Biles Smashes Records,
    • Not Closed, Not Extorted,
    • Risks for Mexico’s Public Transport Workers,
    • The logic of the mad,
    • Ajijic’s Regata de Globos,
    • SAT seizes 10% of profits to Interjet for tax debts,
    • Signal inhibitor in CEFERESO affects neighbors,
    • Practicing for St. Michael’s,
    • The oldest book written in the American Continent Is a Maya guide to Astronomy.

    #AVISO IMPORTANT: Neighbors from the Centro zone, it is reported that work is being done to repair the leak in the main driving line. For this reason there is a lack of water.

    $ 280 million is allocated to San Miguel de Allende to build bridges in La Cieneguita and El Pípila
    There are 280 million pesos that the Consultative Council for the Follow-up and Application of Payroll Tax will allocate to San Miguel deAndende for the creation of two important projects: the construction of the Cieneguita bridge and the depressed bridge of the Glorieta del Pipilla.
    $ 280 million is allocated to San Miguel de Allende to build bridges in La Cieneguita and depressed El Pípila (sp).

    Simone Biles Smashes Records
    On Saturday at the 2019 U.S. Gymnastics Championship in Kansas City, Missouri, the five-time Olympic medalist made history, becoming the first gymnast to land a double-twisting, double somersault dismount from the balance beam in a match.

    She did herself one better on Sunday, becoming the first woman to perfect the triple-twist, double-flip move in her first pass on floor.

    Simone Biles Smashes Records, Drives Fans Wild With Triple-Double During Floor Exercise.

    Not Closed, Not Extorted
    "Through a statement, La Coronela, La 21 Única and Los Milagros bars in #SanMigueldeAllende They say that they ARE NOT CLOSED and that nobody has extorted them but that if they know of someone who does, they will report it immediately @franciscozea @Notimex"

    Risks for Mexico’s Public Transport Workers Growing in 2019
    Two public transport vehicles were robbed and then set ablaze in Mexico City due to the failure of workers to pay extortion fees, illustrating how public transport workers and their passengers are on the frontlines of extortion-related violence in Mexico.

    On August 1, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum announced that criminal groups were extorting the city’s public transportation workers, Milenio reported.

    The same day, the state’s attorney general declared that investigators had identified two criminal groups responsible for extorting, robbing and burning buses, according to Excelsior. The first group is led by Miguel Ángel N, alias “El Monterrey,” who reportedly has a history of extorting and killing bus drivers. The second unnamed group is said to attack buses entering the capital from neighboring Mexico State.
    Risks for Mexico’s Public Transport Workers Growing in 2019.

    The logic of the mad
    The artist is undoubtedly mad -- or, at least, mentally tormented.

    His name is Jorge. Most of us know him as the disheveled young man who wanders the streets of Barra de Navidad in search of work -- machete in hand and a middle distance stare that sees what the rest of us miss. Or maybe what he sees is simply not there in our restricted frame of reference.

    We compliment ourselves by labeling what we see as reality. Jorge sees something different.
    mexpatriate — in the key of steve the logic of the mad.

    Ajijic’s Regata de Globos

    This annual hot air balloon event using paper lanterns has been held every September since the 1960s.

    Families and businesses spend up to a couple weeks preparing hot air balloons made from colorful paper, in shapes and characters that sometimes reach several stories high.

    It’s a fun family event that’s highly anticipated and sometimes more than a little dangerous ...
    Ajijic’s Regata de Globos.

    SAT seizes 10% of profits to Interjet for tax debts
    The Tax Administration Service (SAT) seized the Interjet airline and appointed an intervener “charged to the cashier”, as part of an intervention procedure for the payment of tax debts generated between 2013 and 2017.

    On June 27, the Decentralized Collection Administrator decreed the procedure and ordered the intervener to withhold 10% of all Interjet income to cover the payment of pending taxes.
    SAT seizes 10% of profits to Interjet for tax debts (sp).
    See also: Interjet obtained definitive suspension against debt with the SAT and avoided the embargo (sp).

    Signal inhibitor in CEFERESO affects neighbors, ask for support
    Neighbors of the upper part of San Miguel de Allende have denounced for several weeks that they are suffering from the lack of signal in equipment of all the companies, they reproach the responsibility is of an antenna placed in the CEFERESO and of the C4.

    Colonies such as Infonavit La Luz, Insurgentes, Itzquinapan, Landeta, Valle del Maíz, La Luciérnaga, Jardines and some communities in the area have suffered from a lack of signal on their cellular equipment since the last days of June.

    In a consultation with the Telcel company, they said they had no problems in their signal, they argued their reports point out that a signal inhibitor was recently installed in the CEFERESO as well as in C4 an antenna was placed to avoid recording the Public Security actions of the Municipality.
    Signal inhibitor in CEFERESO affects neighbors, ask for support (sp).

    Practicing for St. Michael’s
    Rehearsal for the festivities of St. Michael’s feast day which comes up in late September, have started in SMA . The rehearsal procession is itself long and fascinating laced with symbolism, including the dead, Jesus’ crucifixion buddy and a bullish master of ceremonies, who was not long for this world either.

    The procession starts near the bus station in the neighborhood of Las Cuevitas (the caves). There the indigenous dancers and mojigangas (large paper mache puppets) started their trek. They danced up to the church of St. Michael’s (la Parroquia). Dancing is how the indigenous pray and they did so at the cross left behind by the Jesuits when they were forced to flee Mexico in 1767.
    Practicing for St. Michael’s.

    The oldest book written in the American Continent Is a Maya guide to Astronomy
    The Grolier Codex sometimes referred to as the “Sáenz Codex” or the “Maya Codex of Mexico” is a screenfold book fashioned from bark paper, coated with stucco on both sides and painted on one side. Ten painted pages survive of a twenty-page book; formerly there were judged to be eleven pages but two fragments are now considered to come from the same page.

    The lower portions of the pages are badly damaged by moisture, eroding and staining bottom of each page. The greatest height of any of the surviving page fragments is 18 centimetres (7.1 in) and the average page width is 12.5 centimetres (4.9 in).

    Several of the pages (pages 4–6) are still attached to each other, The lost pages would have been the first eight and the last two.
    The oldest book written in the American Continent Is a Maya guide to Astronomy.

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