Lack of clarity in the results of pollution levels in Cerro Prieto

Lack of clarity in the results of pollution levels in Cerro Prieto

Jan 16, 2018

Almost two years after the Federal Government agreed to carry out studies on polluting emissions from the geothermal power plant in Mexicali, which was done by educational institutions in Mexico and the United States at a high cost, no formal information is given to the public yet. Mexicali, Baja California on January 12, 2018. – Representative of the Baja California Party (PBC) Jorge Eugenio Núñez described the process as “opaque and irresponsible”. The results were delivered on January 11, regarding the contamination levels generated by the Geothermal plant. Cerro Prieto, and according to the specialists, the figures are within the allowed spectrum.   “It seems irresponsible that no results are given to the people of the Mexicali Valley in such a sensitive issue. Absolutely no report, methodology or technical data is provided, not even to the media, “said the President of the Commission for Economic Development and Trade Binational. Núñez Lozano explained: “The investigation was demanded by citizens, and therefore, a Special Commission of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) carried out the study, without allowing the intervention of any other authority in the process of the investigation that was supposedly elaborated by researchers from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the University of Berkeley, California, United States”. The results state that air pollution in the area is “within the tolerance ranges”, the levels of metals in the blood of the inhabitants are “within the margins”, and the water quality is “within the permissible levels”, but no details on the indexes of contamination established by international treaties or organisms are provided; so people don’t know if the situation is permissible for the environment and the human being. Data: · In May 1973, the Cerro Prieto Geothermal field began activities with the entry into commercial operation of the first two units of the Cerro Prieto I Power Plant. (II-2) · The Cerro Prieto V Geothermal Electric Field is the last one in the area put into service in 2012, which would cost more than 137 million dollars. (II-17), and it was projected that the investment would be recovered in 4 years. (II-18) · The budget determined for environmental protection measures of Cerro Prieto V would be less than...

More than 800 homeless people have received attention at the DIF shelter in Mexicali

More than 800 homeless people have received attention at the DIF shelter in Mexicali

Jan 16, 2018

The 22nd City Council of Mexicali, through the Municipal DIF, continues to provide assistance to homeless people that require shelter from the extreme cold weather that prevails in the valley of Mexicali this time of the year. Therefore, through the Municipal DIF, citizens were called to detect people or families in these conditions, and report it to Emergency number 911 or transfer them directly to the Temporary Shelter. Personnel of the DIF informed that nearly 50 people received attention on Sunday January 14 in the temporary shelter located in Colonia Guajardo CREA facilities. It was announced that since its opening 865 people have been sheltered from the inclement weather, in addition to receiving a medical assistance, and provided with a place to clean up and rest. On the other hand, the Municipal Unit of Civil Protection announced that a minimum temperature of around 9 ° C, with northwest wind from 8 to 11 km / h is expected for Friday January 19. For Saturday January 20, a sunny day is expected, with a maximum around 25 ° C, Northwest wind between 8 and 13 km / h, in the evening it will be partly cloudy, with a low around 9 ° C. For Sunday January 21, a sunny day is anticipated, with a maximum temperature in the day around 25 ° C. and in the evening, a minimum around 8 ° C. In order to provide a better service to the community, we work in coordination with the Municipal Civil Protection Unit, the Public Security Directorate, among other municipal offices. Source: 22 Ayuntamiento de...

Mexicali City invites people to take Xmas Trees to collection centers and avoid littering

Mexicali City invites people to take Xmas Trees to collection centers and avoid littering

Jan 15, 2018

Since January 2nd Mexicali residents have disposed of 5 thousand Christmas trees in 13 Collection Centers where they are collected and shredded to be used as organic nurture for gardens, said Mexicali Public Services Director, Carlos Flores Vazquez who called the people of Mexicali to correctly dispose of their Christmas trees taking them to one of the thirteen collection centers operating in Mexicali up to the 30th of January. The main goal of this campaign is to have people disposing of their trees in the collection centers and not littering them all over the city streets, where they pollute the environment and may provoke fires, as well as accidents so the Public Service Direction of Mexicali collects the trees and takes them to the FEX parking lot in order to shred them. Flores invited Mexicali residents to call the Public Services Direction (556-9650) or dial 072) in case they identify any problem which could be solved by the...

90 million pesos in cash secured at Tijuana International Airport

90 million pesos in cash secured at Tijuana International Airport

Jan 15, 2018

On Sunday January 14, the Federal Police secured 90 million pesos and arrested two people at the Tijuana International Airport, in Baja California. The National Security Commission (CNS) reported that federal agents carried out random inspections of different cargo containers at the controlled point of entry and exit, and observed that in a parcel and courier trailer two people claimed approximately 34 plastic bags that had safety bands. In response, the federal police approached both persons, who stated that it was a transfer of securities, so the officers requested the corresponding documentation to guarantee that the cargo was their property.     After reviewing the documents irregularities were found in the invoice, since when corroborating with the public site for the verification of tax receipts of the Tax Administration System (SAT) the document was canceled on January 11. Therefore, it did not support the legal origin of the money, apparently equivalent to a total of 90 million pesos in banknotes of different denominations, the CNS noted in a statement. Both suspects were read their Rights, and placed under custody of the corresponding authority (as well as the money), in order to determine legal responsibilities. Source:...

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber hit the beach in Cabo San Lucas for New Year’s Eve

Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber hit the beach in Cabo San Lucas for New Year’s Eve

Jan 14, 2018

Two weeks ago, Selena Gomez ended 2017 on a sunny note. The 25-year-old “Bad Liar” singer escaped to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, for New Year’s  Eve weekend, where she was seen splashing in the waves  alongside pals Raquelle Stevens, Courtney Barry, and Ashley Cook in an Instagram photo shared to Stevens’ page. “Our 6th New Years together!” Stevens captioned the group shot. “Grateful for so many amazing memories.” It wasn’t just the four friends. Other photos on Instagram show that BFFs Caroline Franklin, Theresa Marie Mingus, Rebeka Walters, and Tanya Rad are also along for the trip. Many of the friend’s boyfriends appear to be joining them, though it’s unclear whether Gomez’s on-again, off-again beau Justin Bieber… because he was there too! On Friday December 29 2017, Bieber posted a video to Instagram Stories showing a colorful hand-drawn picture that read “His Perfect Love” from a sprawling sunny tropical estate. The clip was set to worship band Hillsong UNITED’s 2007 track, “Hosanna.” Justin Bieber can’t seem to stay away from his ex-girlfriend, Selena Gomez, not even for the holidays … no wonder they’re in the same town south of the border for New Year’s Eve.  Bieber was spotted shirtless and soaking up some sun Sunday in Cabo San Lucas. Seems like he’s excited, and why shouldn’t he be? Selena’s in the same hood! Gomez and Bieber — who dated on-and-off from 2011 to 2015 — have been spending a lot of time together in the wake of Gomez’s split from ex-boyfriend The Weeknd in October. “They don’t want to repeat the same patterns as before. They’ve clearly had issues in the past, so they’re receiving some guidance from Carl,” a Gomez insider said. “[They] love each other [and] truly do want the best for each other.” TBP Newsroom with information from People and...

Thief detained in Mexicali removed the exhaust fan and escaped

Thief detained in Mexicali removed the exhaust fan and escaped

Jan 14, 2018

An suspect detained in one of the cells of the facilities of the Public Ministry in Mexicali, managed to escape by removing the air extractor located in the upper part of the wall. The incident generated a great mobilization by municipal police. According to information from the weekly Zeta, on Thursday January 11, around 4:00 p.m., personnel of the Public Ministry Agency realized what had happened and asked for the support of municipal and ministerial police to search for the fugitive, who had been previously arrested for theft. The Attorney General of the State of Baja California (PGJE) has not issued any information on this, but it was learned that this individual is named Pedro Alvarado, 25 years old, who was apprehended by municipal agents and transferred to the Comandancia of the Municipal Police. After the corresponding proceedings, it was turned to the Public Ministry, where before the carelessness of the authorities, he managed to remove the extractor from the wall and escape through the small hole without anyone noticing. Source:...