10 cases of influenza confirmed in BCS, 6 in Cabo and 4 in La Paz

10 cases of influenza confirmed in BCS, 6 in Cabo and 4 in La Paz

Jan 7, 2018

La Paz, Baja California Sur.- The Ministry of Health (SSA) in Baja California Sur (BCS) has applied, 123 thousand vaccines against influenza, from October 2017 to date. According to Dr. Victor George Flores, head of the SSA in BCS, with this number of protections provided, the state presents an advance of over 70 percent of the goal established by the Vaccination Campaign Against Seasonal Influenza 2017- 2018 At the moment, 10 cases of influenza have been confirmed; six in Los Cabos and four in La Paz, no casualties reported though. George Flores reiterated that seniors, pregnant women, children from six months and up to five years of age, as well as people with diabetes, hypertension, obesity or cardiovascular diseases, are in risk, so they need to go to the public health units as soon as possible to get vaccinated. Dr. Victor George Flores enlisted the following preventive measures to avoid this condition: Wash your hands frequently with soap and water. Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw it in the trash after you use it. After coughing or sneezing, don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth, since the germs could spread that way. Avoid shaking hands or kissing, as you could be in contact with an infected individual, Avoid crowded places; share food, drinks, plates, glasses or cutlery, Don’t leave home in case of respiratory disease symptoms Source:...

Marine research begins in newly designated Revillagigedo National Park

Marine research begins in newly designated Revillagigedo National Park

Jan 5, 2018

From December 3 to 9, 2017, personnel from the Marine Ecosystems Laboratory of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur (UABCS), experts from the Revillagigedo National Park and the Baja California and North Pacific Peninsula Regional Office of the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas ( CONANP), visited 3 insular bodies of the recently declared Natural Reservoir, Revillagigedo National Park, aboard a large  Storm Vessel. During this period 12 diving expeditions were carried out in a period of 5 days. On the crossing to the islands of Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida, censuses of fish, large pelagics, invertebrates, birds, marine mammals and sea turtle nesting sites were detected and monitored. As well as the coral reef conditions and the impact that recreational diving could bring to the area. A geo reference of beaches and other relevant sites was conducted as well. After the designation of the Revillagigedo National Park by President Enrique Peña Nieto on November 27, 2017, this is the first exploratory survey of public use and biological censuses in order to obtain information for the preparation of a long term marine monitoring project. The plan contemplates the inclusion of indicators of the effects of climate change, which will provide information that will be used for the management of public use programs of this Natural Protected Area (ANP). The impact data of the diving and reaction of the species will be integrated into the load capacity study for the area carried out in 2015 by M. en C. Patricia Alexandra Álvarez del Castillo Cárdenas. The Revillagigedo Archipelago is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean 386 km southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, 600 km off the coast of the state of Colima and approximately 386 km south of Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S. It is formed by the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro, Clarión and the islet of Roca Partida with its corresponding adjacent waters. The islands make up a habitat of vital importance for various endemic species of flora and fauna, particularly sea birds. The surrounding waters represent an exceptional convergence of two marine biogeographic regions: the Northeast Pacific and the Eastern Pacific. This Protected Natural Area is at the crossroads where...

Greg Norman-Designed Los Cabos Community just opened its doors

Greg Norman-Designed Los Cabos Community just opened its doors

Jan 2, 2018

The large Rancho San Lucas resort community is set to debut in Mexico this winter, highlighted by a a golf course and beachfront estates designed by golf legend Greg Norman. The 834-acre master-planned community is located in Los Cabos. The development will include Norman Estates at Rancho San Lucas, with beachfront condominiums starting at $1.4 million and private residences starting at $3.3 million offering beach, ocean and golf course views. That’s joined by the Hotels at Rancho San Lucas, including Rancho San Lucas, Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas and Grand Solmar the Residences, which are already accepting reservations for stays beginning Dec. 23. Rancho San Lucas will also include a real estate component featuring luxury villas, with lot pads for the first phase already in place....

Six bodies found hanging from bridges near Los Cabos BCS

Six bodies found hanging from bridges near Los Cabos BCS

Dec 22, 2017

Six bodies were found dangling from three different bridges near the popular tourist resort of Cabo San Lucas in Baja California Sur, on Wednesday December 21, a grisly discovery that prompted a Mexican governor to condemn the acts of “expression of violence.” The bodies of two men were discovered hanging on a bridge above a busy highway near Los Cabos International Airport, Reuters reported. The four other bodies were found on two separate bridges between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, according to local prosecutors. The identities of the men have not been released and no further details were given, but drug gangs are known to hang the people who they murder from bridges as an intimidation tactic on their enemies. However, it’s unusual for the bodies to be found near Los Cabos’ tourist region, the BBC reported. Carlos Mendoza Davis, the governor of the state of Baja California Sur, tweeted an investigation is being conducted on the incident and condemned the incident. “I condemn these acts and any expression of violence,” Davis tweeted. “Today more than ever [Baja California Sur] must be united to overcome this regrettable situation.” Homicides in the Baja California Sur have more than doubled this year, jumping from 192 people killed in 2016 to 409 murders recorded between January and October 2017, Reuters reported. Mexico is also on track to have the deadliest year recorded in modern history....

Catholic Church prays for peace in Baja California Sur

Catholic Church prays for peace in Baja California Sur

Dec 15, 2017

To pray for peace and families, victims of violence: at least one hundred priests from the five municipalities of the state of Baja California Sur and more than 300 people gathered in San Martin de La Paz parish, for a celebration led by the Bishop of the Diocese of La Paz, Baja California Sur  Miguel Ángel Alba Díaz. During the Eucharistic celebration (that took place three weeks ago, on Nov. 23), the Bishop invited to remain silent while on a screen the number of people killed in the last three years was being projected: “Between 2014 and 2017, about 900 people were killed due to the fury of human barbarism in Baja California Sur”. During the event, those present prayed for families “victims of violence”, for those who have lost their lives,” for all the innocent who have died violently and for the 900 deaths in the state”. Finally the Bishop invited all to follow him in silence on a procession around the temple with lit candles. The main reason for this celebration was the terrible murder of  lawyer Silvestre De la Toba Camacho. The Bishop said he would not release any further statements about it because society is tired of “sterile speeches” and needs the problem to be solved from the root....

BCS, first state in incorporating the teaching of chess in educational institutions

BCS, first state in incorporating the teaching of chess in educational institutions

Dec 14, 2017

The Ministry of Public Education (SEP) and the National Chess Federation (FENAMAC), implemented a project called “Chess in the Educational Reform”, which allowed to place Baja California Sur as the first state to incorporate this discipline as part of local schools’ educational activities. The general director of the Sudcalifornian Sports Institute (Insude), José Avila Geraldo, said that these actions will allow students to increase their cognitive skills, since it will be implemented in the curriculum as a tool of educational value. On Thursday December 14, 180 certifications will be delivered to the first instructors who will start teaching chess full-time at schools, with the participation of trainers of the federation, with their corresponding evaluations. The teaching of chess at schools, contemplates that children can be considered for state and national representation events, with the opportunity of making the list of champions of Baja California Sur. Finally, it was announced that, Ayleen Maribel Ramírez Toledo is currently the most important representative of this discipline in the state, and that she will represent Mexico in the 2018 Pan American Chess Tournament in Chile....