Archive for: September, 2017

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By Judy Newell Mexico Travel News Quintana Roo Tourism Investments US $800 Million Three new major state tourism projects will be in the state of Quintana Roo, home of tourist favorites Cancun and Tulum. The Secretaria de Turismo (Sectur) has said that the projects will begin at the end of the year. One of the [...]

SPA Pets of the Month—October, 2017

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By Lynn Weisberg and Joan DiPiero Sioux and Yuma, two of eight abandoned siblings named after Native American tribes, are absolutely lovely seven-month-old puppies. They are calm, don’t bark very much, have mellow and loving personalities, and are easy to walk. Both are beautiful-looking girls who will melt your heart. Hermes is a handsome orange [...]

Beethoven and the Overture to Egmont

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By Tim Hazell German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven (December 16, 1770–March 26, 1827) was a pivotal figure during the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western music. Best-known compositions include nine symphonies, five piano concertos, his great mass, the Missa Solemnis, and the opera Fidelio. Beethoven displayed his musical talents at [...]

The Computer Corner

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By Charles Miller Dia de los muertos, the day of the dead, is one of the most interesting and colorful of Mexican traditions. Every year at this time when I sit down to write this column, I try to think of a technology topic that is at least tangentially related. In the world of Information [...]

The IRS Gets Audited, Too

By Orlando Gotay, Tax Attorney The Treasury Department reviews how the IRS does—it’s an audit of the taxman. Is this perverse or cool? These reviews reveal where the IRS is falling short. In response to the report, one can expect renewed vigor. A recent Inspector General report talked about international exchange of information or how [...]

The Great Piano Sonatas in Concert with Steinway Artist Jenny Lin

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By Mittie Roger This is a one-off opportunity to hear what The Washington Post describes as “one of the most interesting pianists in America.” Jenny Lin has been hailed by The New York Times for her “gift for melodic flow” and “remarkable technical command.” Jenny Lin embodies a surprising amalgamation of qualities and talents. This [...]

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Reporte Sobre La Escena Del Terremoto, Septiembre 21, 2017 El fuerte temblor del pasado 19 de septiembre ha dejado cientos de muertos y miles de personas sin casa en la Ciudad de México y localidades de los estados de Morelos y Puebla. Hay edificios en los que aún hay personas atrapadas. Millones de personas se [...]

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On The Scene Earthquake Report – September 20, 2017 The strong earthquake that took place on September 19th killed hundreds of people and left thousands without homes in Mexico City and parts of the States of Morelos and Puebla. There are still buildings where people are trapped. Millions of people have been mobilized to give [...]

Hurricanes and Climate Change

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By Martin J. O’Malley The media coverage of the unprecedented recent hurricanes in Houston and Florida has been incessant. Yet virtually none of the mainstream media has explained how ocean temperatures lead to heavier winds, warmer air causing more precipitation, and higher sea levels exacerbating storm surges. The words “climate change” are rarely used in [...]

“Do We Have Free Will?”

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By Frank Simons The Meditation Center presents the 24-part Great Courses series Philosophy of Mind: Part 18, “Do We Have Free Will?” at 5:30pm on Thursday, October 5, at the Center, Callejon Blanco 4. Throughout the course about minds and machines, a philosophical issue has been brewing in the background, an issue we will take [...]

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