Three firetrucks and two ambulances donated to Mexicali Fire Department

Three firetrucks and two ambulances donated to Mexicali Fire Department

Jan 31, 2018

To reinforce the equipment of Mexicali Fire Department is the objective of the donation of three local companies, which consisted in three trucks and two ambulances which were received by Mexicali Mayor Gustavo Sanchez Vazquez, who remarked that it was Maran Group who donated a firetruck vehicle whole the commercial company OXXO donated another unit, with funds collected in one of its “complete the figure” campaign. He said that it is of the utmost importance to take this sort of actions in order to improve the equipment of Mexicali Fire Department, thus helping the courageous firemen do a better a job, since they are ready to help the people in trouble 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. The joint effort of each person who donated by the “complete the figure” campaign in OXXO minimarts and the companies that recognize the important job of the Fire Department is part of the task where the people and City Hall have been fundamental parts in a joint venture where Mexicali city and residents work together to construct a safer, ordained and emerging community, said Sanchez Vazquez. Chief Gabriel Gómez, of the Fire Department, said that besides the three firetrucks which were acquired thanks to community and businesses, thanks to the company SHAEFFER GOLD CROSS, Mexicali also received two ambulances totally equipped and ready to work on behalf of the community. Each unit represents a 39 thousand dollar investment and both are certified to accomplish their mission which is to serve the people in cases on emergency and other contingencies, and with today’s donations, the Mexicali Fire Department has 30 service vehicles.   Dijo que cada unidad, representa una inversión de 39 mil dólares, las cuales están debidamente certificadas para cumplir con la misión a atender contingencias que se presenten. Con este equipo, contarán con 30 unidades en...

Cabo Pulmo Vivo Coalition – Protecting Natural Beauty!

Cabo Pulmo Vivo Coalition – Protecting Natural Beauty!

Jan 31, 2018

When visiting Cabo Pulmo, one is amazed by swimming in crystal clear waters, snorkeling in the breathtaking coral reefs and diving next to endless populations of friendly massive rays, whale sharks, and sea turtles. The beauty of Cabo Pulmo is thanks to over 22 years of collaborative efforts to protect and conserve this region. Cabo Pulmo was decreed as a National Park in 1995, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 2005 and finally a Ramsar International Wetlands site in 2008. Because of these efforts Cabo Pulmo has the largest coral reef in the Gulf of California, estimated to be 20,000 years old, and tourists come from all over the world to dive in the reef and take amazement in the flourishing marine population. The protected status of this region has empowered the community to protect and take pride in the beauty of their home. However, this precious space faces threats due to rapid developments in the surrounding region. Since the late 20th century, Cabo San Lucas and San José del Cabo became booming tourism destinations and today attract well over 2 million visitors annually. The rapid increase in tourism has led to new threats and impacts on the reefs and marine species, as well as the people who live in these communities. Residents enforce the park regulations, clean the beaches, and do everything they can to protect the ecosystem, nevertheless more work needs to be done as plans have been presented to construct mega-projects consisting of over 30,000 hotel rooms (equivalent to doubling the current offer of Los Cabos). In response to these threats, the Cabo Pulmo Vivo Coalition was formed. Made up of local organizations, citizens, academics, researchers and members of the community, this coalition has made it their collaborative mission to protect the natural and cultural heritage of Cabo Pulmo by focusing on the sustainable development the region. The coalitions wants to maintain the beauty of the region and work to advance environmental conservation and increase public awareness and participation in land use decisions. This skilled and respected team strengthens the management of the National Park, promotes effective leadership within the community, maintains legal actions to prevent the authorization of new...

Expat Love around the World

Expat Love around the World

Jan 31, 2018

With Valentine’s Day coming up in only two weeks, many couples are getting ready to celebrate their relationship. But for expats, the special day of love can be a whole different story: they might be in a long-distance relationship, have trouble finding a partner abroad, live in a country where they have to hide their sexual orientation, or have to deal with the challenges of a multicultural relationship. InterNations, the largest global network for people who work and live abroad, tells you everything you need to know about the romantic lives of expats. The data is based on the annual Expat Insider survey, one of the most extensive expat studies in the world, with close to 13,000 respondents. Global expat community InterNations reveals how living abroad impacts your romantic life.       Unhappy in Love: Long-Distance Relationships Over one in eight expats in a relationship are currently separated from their partner by international borders (13%), and they are not happy about it: one in five is dissatisfied with their long-distance relationship (20%), compared to only five percent of those who live close to their partner. Moreover, expats in a long-distance relationship are substantially less happy with their life in general (74% vs. 81%). Career-focused expats, such as Foreign Recruitees (30%) and Assignees (28%), are most likely to be in a long-distance relationship, followed by (Ex-)Students (24%). The latter might also be one reason why the highest share of expats in a long-distance relationship is 25 years or younger (27%), while the likelihood of having a long-distance relationship sinks rapidly with growing age. International long-distance relationships are most common among expats from Egypt (28%), the Philippines (24%), and India (23%).         All Alone in a New Country: Single Expats Expat women (39%) are more likely to be single than expat men (30%): even though the most important reasons why women leave their home country include moving for their partner’s job or education (16%) and wanting to live in the same country as their partner (12%) — compared to only three percent of men stating the first and ten percent mentioning the latter. Moreover, regardless of gender, among those who originally moved...

“Remember the world’s poorest and most marginalized”, IFAD President urges leaders at WEF

“Remember the world’s poorest and most marginalized”, IFAD President urges leaders at WEF

Jan 31, 2018

Rome, 23 January 2018 –  As an unprecedented number of government and business leaders gather at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos today to improve international collaboration in a ‘fragmented world’, the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) issued an urgent call to remember the world’s poorest and most marginalized people. “International collaboration and economic development will only be successful if it takes into account the needs and realities of the millions of rural people who are besieged with hunger, poverty and the shocks of climate change,” said IFAD President Gilbert F. Houngbo prior to joining the high-level discussions in Switzerland. “Their reality has to be taken into account as leaders work to address the multitude of economic challenges on the global agenda.” As an example, Houngbo pointed out that the past years, which were recently reported amongst the hottest on record, saw the number of hungry rise due to climate change and conflict. “The fact that 815 million people go hungry today is not about global production levels, but rather a matter of poverty and inequality, of conflict, and the exclusion of small-scale producers from larger food systems,”  Houngbo added. “Many of world’s poor live in rural areas, and most of them are engaged in small-scale farming. As drivers of economic growth, food security and environmental preservation, they have the potential to transform the future. But they cannot do it alone.” Poverty and hunger remain predominantly rural issues. An estimated 3.1 billion people live in rural areas of developing countries. They account for about 40 per cent of the world’s population but they represent more than 75 per cent of the world’s poorest and hungriest. Most depend on smallholder agriculture for their lives and livelihoods. Each year WEF brings together leaders from government, the private sector, policymakers and representatives from academia and the media to discuss critical global challenges and the potential way forward. Houngbo will participate in several events including the Forum’s cornerstone event ‘Creating a Shared Future in a Fractured World’ and WEF’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative where he will highlight the need to partner around agricultural innovations to ensure that new technologies do not inadvertently result...

CEID building grand opening at CETYS University Campus Mexicali

CEID building grand opening at CETYS University Campus Mexicali

Jan 31, 2018

ALFREDO AZCARATE VARELA EDITOR/THE BAJA POST The state Government of Baja California granted 32 million pesos for the construction of the CEID (Innovation and Design Building) Center in CETYS Campus Mexicali, which will take the space industry in Mexicali to the next level said Economic Development Secretary of Baja California Carlo Bonfante during the Great opening ceremony of the modern building where Governor Kiko Vega and Mayor Gustavo Sanchez were the guests of honor. With more than 200 million pesos in investment, 6 thousand 500 square meters of space and the promise of 10 Innovation projects every year, among other important characteristics, this building will become a reference point in technology development and will position CETYS Universidad in a distinguished place regarding the links with the foreign investment companies that come to Mexicali to develop their Aerospace research and industrial development. In their respective messages to the visitors, Governor Kiko Vega and Den Fernando Leon, remarked the importance of these new facilities and the relevance of this Research Center and the manner it will yield investigative projects and will foster CETYS leadership when it comes to teaching and researching new technologies all over Northwestern Mexico in even in binational...