Dozens attended Netflix casting call in Mexicali

Dozens attended Netflix casting call in Mexicali

Feb 28, 2018

Dozens of Mexicans in the state capital of Baja California stood in line waiting to participate in the Netflix’s casting call, which was called in Mexicali last Sunday, February 25. The most important producer and distributor of streaming content worldwide, announced that it would be testing for several projects to be filmed in Baja California. From 10:00 am on Sunday Feb. 27, long lines coulb be seen outside Studio Q on Calle Tapiceros in Colonia Industrial. It was until 7:00 pm that the face-to-face casting ended, leaving dozens waiting to be able to do their tests. However, the filmmakers informed that the try-outs will continue in Tijuana in the coming weeks. The call solicited men, women, teenagers and children of all ages, actors and non-actors. It was said that the projects involves a series that will be filmed in Tijuana and two more films that will take place in different parts of  the Baja California peninsula.  ...

Marley Coffee arrives at The Fives Downtown Hotel Playa del Carmen

Marley Coffee arrives at The Fives Downtown Hotel Playa del Carmen

Feb 28, 2018

According to Travel Pulse, Marley Coffee arrived at The Fives Downtown Hotel & Residences, Curio Collection by Hilton in Playa del Carmen. A place to taste the authentic, sustainable and highest quality coffee in Playa del Carmen, located in the ground floor of the new luxury boutique hotel, open for guests and the general public, through its easy access by 2nd street north and the main lobby. Founded by Rohan Marley—continuing his father’s passion for farming, and the whole family’s love of natural, high quality, products from the land—Marley Coffee is excited to offer both its own-grown exclusive Jamaican Blue Mountain, 100 percent Arabica coffee (“Smile Jamaica”), alongside a broader range of ethically sourced & expertly roasted coffees from producers around the world—including “One Love”, medium roast, contains tropical floral notes and sweet red fruits; “Lively Up!”, of medium-dark roast and a creamy caramel flavor and dark chocolate; and for the travelers or light sleepers among us, the “Simmer Down” decaf blend is perfect, gently taking out the caffeine, but still delivering a satisfying bouquet highlighting nutmeg and sweet spices”. “We are honored that the Marley family has chosen The Fives Downtown as the venue for their first coffee shop in Mexico and we are proud that our hotel is a point of reference for gourmet spirits in search of the best: from a coffee of the best coffee lands of the world to extraordinary gastronomic experiences “said Julián Smaldoni, General Manager of the hotel. “I am happy to bring the passion of my family to Mexico and share the universal vision of love, music and respect for nature. I am sure that people from all over the world will enjoy a delicious coffee while the Caribbean landscape of Playa del Carmen connects them with the beauty of Earth ” said Rohan Marley, founder of the brand. Source: Travel...

High School teacher fires gun inside a classroom in Georgia

High School teacher fires gun inside a classroom in Georgia

Feb 28, 2018

A social studies teacher barricaded himself inside a classroom at a Georgia high school on Wednesday February 28, and fired a handgun once in what may have been a warning shot”, authorities said. No students were in the classroom at the time, and the only injury reported was a student who hurt her ankle running when Dalton High School was evacuated. The teacher, Jesse Randal Davidson, was taken into custody without incident after a 30- to 45-minute standoff with officers, Dalton police spokesman Bruce Frazier said. Davidson, 53, serves as the play-by-play announcer for the high school’s football team, police said in a tweet. Police didn’t immediately say why Davidson fired the gun, but noted that he aimed away from anyone into an exterior window as the principal tried to unlock the classroom door. After the gunshot, the school was immediately placed on lockdown. “I don’t know whether he was just firing the gun off to let people know to back off or what,” Frazier said. It’s not clear what charges Davidson will face. Click here for full article on Yahoo News Source: Yahoo...

Mexicali transportation operators agree to a probable joint operation of the Public Transportation System

Mexicali transportation operators agree to a probable joint operation of the Public Transportation System

Feb 28, 2018

Operators of the public transportation of Mexicali accepted the project of City Hall to form a single company to operate the public transportation system in Mexicali in order to offer better and more efficient service for Mexicali users, said the representative of the Massive Transportation before the Mexicali Transportation Council, Dr. Rafael Naranjo in the weekly meeting of the Grupo Madrugadores de Mexicali Naranjo and transportation businessman, Benjamin Garcia Fernandez talked about the opportunities for the Government and operators to carry put a joint effort and offer a better service to Mexicali residents and transportation users. Naranjo said that very soon it would be transcendental to let people know the results of the study which was made in a coordinated fashion with the Municipal Transportation Council and City Hall in order to end all the suspicion that this subject has caused and that must stop. “We are about to receive the results of the study and depending of this results we will issue a recommendation for a technical transportation fare or fee”, said Naranjo. The representative of the transportation system, announced that there is a big necessity measure to reduce the impact that a new (and maybe higher) transportation fare or fee would have on the user the probable transfer system which would make route combination easier for the users. To minimize this impact there could be several things done within our own probabilities, the transfer system at a lower...

Nokia and Vodafone will bring 4G to the Moon

Nokia and Vodafone will bring 4G to the Moon

Feb 28, 2018

German new-space firm PTScientists has been planning a mission to the Moon for many years now. It has partnered with Audi to produce and deliver two XPrize-winning quattro rovers to the Moon that will explore both the lunar surface and carefully return to the Apollo 17 landing site in 2019. Now the team has partnered with Vodafone and Nokia to create a Moon-based communications network using 4G LTE to bring high-def video of the moon to those of us here on Earth. Vodafone’s base station will communicate with the rovers as they gather images and video of the various lunar sights. The 4G network will use the 1800 MHz frequency band to send HD video to the Autonomous Landing and Navigation Module (ALINA), which will then connect to PTScientists in Berlin. Nokia is making space-grade networking gear that will weigh less than one kilogram in total. 4G is more energy efficient than analog radio, and will allow a larger amount of data to be transferred between the rovers and the ALINA station. “We are very pleased to have been selected by Vodafone to be their technology partner,” said Nokia’s Marcus Weldon. “This important mission is supporting, among other things, the development of new space-grade technologies for future data networking, processing and storage, and will help advance the communications infrastructure required for academics, industry and educational institutions in conducting lunar research. These aims have potentially wide-ranging implications for many stakeholders and humanity as a whole, and we look forward to working closely with Vodafone and the other partners in the coming months, prior to the launch in 2019.”...