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  • Brief News and Views Nov 13, 2019

    Nov 13, 2019:
    • Scrap Collection Starts in SMA,
    • Four Mexicans selected for MET Opera contest,
    • Areas studied for vine planting in GTO,
    • Blade the police dog,
    • Whitney Shay blues and jazz,
    • Extortion attempts in bars and canteens in GTO,
    • Walmart says grocery baggers are not employees,
    • Mexico certified free of dog-transmitted rabies,
    • Hackers demanded $ 4.9 million from Pemex to release their information,
    • Alarming homicide figures,
    • Man dies in Venice's worst floods for 50 years as city calls for state of emergency,
    • A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal.

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    Scrap Collection Program Starts in SMA
    This Thursday, the 14th, we will start the 2nd Campaign for the Collection of domestic garbage, electronic waste and special handling waste. The route starts 8 am from Col. Guadalupe to Infonavit Aurora. #SanMiguelDeLaGente.
    On Thursday, November 14, the second stage of the 'Domestic Garbage Collection, Electronic Waste and Special Management Waste' program will begin, which are obsolete electronic items or for scrap and scrap.

    This campaign will be weekly and will start this Thursday at 10 am in Calzada de la Aurora, in the Guadalupe neighborhood.

    With the intention of boosting the culture of sustainability, brigades will participate in this campaign to collect disused or discarded electronic items, such as televisions, VCRs, radios, screens and computers, among others.
    Scrap Collection Program starts in SMA (sp).

    San Miguel de Allende was the headquarters to choose 4 Mexicans towards the MET Opera in New York
    Last Thursday, the Church of San Pablo was the venue to receive opera singers from Mexico who among its goals is to be part of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York (Met Opera). After listening to 46 applicants at the end 4 Mexicans managed to reach the goal ...
    San Miguel de Allende was the headquarters to choose 4 Mexicans towards the MET Opera in New York (sp).

    Study areas for vine planting in Guanajuato
    In #SanMigueldeAllende they talked about the study to determine which areas of #Guanajuato they are more viable for vine planting #Comonfort #SanMigueldeAllende #SanDiegodelaUnión #DoloresHidalgo #SanFelipe Y #Ocampo It is where there is more presence of vineyards.
    "We are going to make a study, precisely of the aptitude of the land to be able to understand what we have in that strip ( San Miguel de Allende, San Diego de la Unión, Dolores Hidalgo, San Felipe and Ocampo ) comparing it with the different varieties that they already have "said Juan José Alvarez Brunel.
    Study areas for vine planting in Guanajuato (sp).

    Blade the police dog that helped the FSPE find drugs in a car
    #Estatal Blade, the police dog of the new canine unit K9 of the @FSPE_Gto , achieved his first arrest of a narcomenudist by tracking 33 doses of drugs in San José de los Naranjos street in Salamanca.
    Blade is the name of the police dog that is part of the new Canine Unit (K9) of the State Public Security Forces. His specialized training for drug detection, allowed him to achieve the first arrest in this city of a man who was in possession of 33 doses of drugs known as ...
    Blade the police dog that helped the FSPE find drugs in a car (sp).

    Whitney Shay blues and jazz will arrive at the Juárez Theater in Guanajuato
    The State Institute of Culture in collaboration with the International Jazz & Blues Festival, presents on November 14, at the majestic Juarez Theater, the four-time winner of the "San Diego Music Award", Whitney Shay, Blues Band. The singer with a trajectory of more than 6 years, will interpret songs ...
    Whitney Shay blues and jazz will arrive at the Juárez Theater in Guanajuato.

    They also extort money from bars and canteens in Guanajuato
    Owners of bars and canteens in Celaya, Salamanca and municipalities that border on Michoacán, have been victims of attempted face-to-face extortion, so the guild organized a forum where they will be advised on how to act in these cases.

    This was announced by the president of the Confederation of Bars and Canteens of Guanajuato, Javier Quiroga López, who said that, in the last two months, three of the members of the said municipalities reported that criminals appeared in their establishments for the purpose of extorting them, although in no case was money given and only one decided to file a formal complaint.
    They also extort money from bars and canteens in Guanajuato (sp).

    Grocery baggers are not Walmart employees, company says
    Walmart Mexico has clarified that senior citizens who bag groceries are not company employees.

    The statement came in response to President López Obrador’s call last week for an investigation into what the grocery baggers are paid.

    The retired senior citizens are engaged through an agreement with the National Institute for the Elderly (Inapam) which states that they are volunteers.
    Grocery baggers are not Walmart employees, company says.
    See also: Walmart washes its hands on senior packers (sp).

    Of all Mexico’s dangers, dog-transmitted rabies is not among them
    Mexico has become the first country in the world to be certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as free from human rabies transmitted by dogs.

    The WHO and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said in a joint statement that the last cases of rabies in the country were those of two people in México state who were attacked by dogs in 2005 and presented symptoms in 2006.

    Mexico began the process to obtain rabies-free certification in December 2016.
    Of all Mexico’s dangers, dog-transmitted rabies is not among them.
    See also: Mexico, the first country free of human rabies transmitted by dogs in the world: WHO (sp).

    Hackers claimed $ 4.9 million from Pemex to release their information
    Pemex suffered a computer attack on November 10, and now hackers are asking for a ransom in exchange for releasing their information.

    The computer forensics team MalwareHunter Team tracked the screenshots shared by the company's employees on social networks, and revealed that they managed to open a negotiation and payment window, where cyber attackers requested 565 bitcoins, or 4.9 million dollars, to release the affected computers of the oil company. ...

    The hackers gave Pemex 48 hours to make the payment. However, MalwareHunter Team warns that this negotiation window is empty, indicating that the payment was not made.
    Hackers claimed $ 4.9 million from Pemex to release their information (sp).

    Homicide figures are alarmed, but deeper analysis would reveal that they are worse
    Interview with Edgar Vielma, general director of Sociodemographic Statistics of INEGI; announces the creation of a death section classified as "events of undetermined intention". ...

    The main causes of death, in general, are those related to age, due to the aging of the population currently living in the country, and the epidemiological transition. The highest mortality burden has been in chronic degenerative diseases for at least a decade, displacing communicable diseases.

    Regarding accidental and violent deaths, which is the central issue of your interest for this interview, it should be noted that those who die from these causes are mostly men whose age is between 15 and 44, and This figure triples the number of deaths of women in this age range for the same reasons.
    Homicide figures are alarmed, but deeper analysis would reveal that they are worse (sp).

    Man dies in Venice's worst floods for 50 years as city calls for state of emergency
    An elderly man has died in the worst floods to hit Venice in more than 50 years, as local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed.

    The unnamed man was killed on Tuesday night while he was trying to run electric pumps at his home on the island of Pellestrina, Alessandro Bertasi, spokesman for Venice's mayor, told CNN.
    The popular tourist destination was struck by an exceptionally high tide on Tuesday night, which peaked at 187 centimeters (73.6 inches), according to a statement by Venice's government Wednesday morning.

    The historic crypt of St. Mark's Basilica was inundated for just the sixth time in 1,200 years.
    Man dies in Venice's worst floods for 50 years as city calls for state of emergency.

    A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal
    A federal court in Boston has ruled that the government is not allowed to search travelers’ phones or other electronic devices at the U.S. border without first having reasonable suspicion of a crime.
    A US federal court finds suspicionless searches of phones at the border is illegal.

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  • Forest Fires and Air Quality

    The air has been smelling smokey lately, especially in the mornings.
    Weather Bug Air Quality

    Are these the reason?
    The forest fire in the municipality #SanFelipe has been completely extinguished. I thank the citizens and corporations who intervened: municipal, state and federal authorities, @SEDENAmx@SEDEMAR_mx, @PC_GTO @SeguridadGto and @CONAFOR. Thank you for your work!
    (Translation by twitter)
    Por aire y tierra combaten incendio en San Felipe

    Since yesterday, elements of various corporations perform control, combat and extinction of a forest fire recorded in the Sierra Morena, at the height of Rancho El Milagro in Dolores Hidalgo
    (Translation by twitter)
    Combaten incendio en Sierra Morena, se han consumido 300 hectáreas

    In the last months we have watched the increasing number of forest fires in our city. A considerable number of hectares have been consumed by the fires, creating great ecological damage and affecting both flora and fauna. The fires also create considerable air pollution.
    Large Fires in Our City - Firefighters Ask For Citizens' Help

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