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    BUFFALO, NY, September 22, 2017 – On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, catastrophic, category 4 Hurricane Maria made direct impact across the entire island of Puerto Rico. It left the entire island without electricity and knocked down cell towers, stopping all communications and other major damage. Many residents had gone days without water or electricity even before Hurricane Maria hit due to the impact of Hurricane Irma. With Buffalo having one of the largest Puerto Rican communities outside of the island, it has personally affected many city residents who have struggled in recent days, not knowing if their loved ones are safe.

    Mayor Byron W. Brown, in partnership with Western New York Latino Leaders, have come together to assist the victims of Hurricane Maria, and established The Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund to help provide both immediate and on-going support to the residents of Puerto Rico. To support efforts, resources and involvement are needed from the Buffalo area community.

    Multiple donation centers have been set up to collect items for emergency relief from Monday, September 25 to – at least – Friday, October 6. Locations include Buffalo City Hall, All County Buildings, ECC, as well as the Belle Center at 104 Maryland St. (8am-6pm) and St. Anthony’s Church at 306 Ingham Ave. Lackawanna (10am-12pm and 2-4pm). Once these desperately needed items have been collected, we will ship them directly to a collection center located in Puerto Rico.

    The following is a list of much-needed supplies: bottled water, D batteries, canned goods, old-style can opener, candles, flashlights, baby supplies (diapers and wipes). A more extensive list of donation drop-off locations and requested items can be found by going to: www.city-buffalo.com

    We also set up other donation options. A bank account, managed through the Belle Center, has been established at M & T Bank. Tax-deductible donation checks may be made payable to the Puerto Rico Hurricane Maria Relief Fund. A Go-Fund-Me account has also been set up. You can find the link on the local FB Page: Puerto Rican Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.

      The cash-strapped U.S. territory has come to a halt due the great devastation caused by hurricane Maria

      Puerto Rico, the only Spanish-speaking U.S. territory and one of the most advanced economies in Latin America, has basically come to a halt after hurricane Maria left the entire island without power, destroyed thousands of homes in all of its 78 municipalities and debris blocked major roads and highways.

      After devastating Dominica and smashing the U.S. Virgin Islands, Maria showed its most destructive force over the bankrupt territory early on Wednesday, and it did so in such a way that 24 hours after the catastrophic event, all but one of the key news radio stations (WAPA 680AM Radio) and three local television stations, including government owned WIPR, had been taken off the air.

      Most of the 3.2 million people living on the island are also without tap water and don’t have any way to communicate with relatives since telecommunications networks, internet and cable television services are down across the entire island. Even the Puerto Rico Police Department lost its radio communication system, making it difficult for law enforcement officers to rapidly respond to help requests from citizens. The National Weather Service (NWS) radar in Puerto Rico was also destroyed.

      About 46% of the island’s population are below the poverty threshold.

      Banks, manufacturing companies, shopping centers, universities and schools were closed on Wednesday with no idea of when such activities might resume. Some looters in the metro area took advantage of businesses wrecked by the storm.

      In the meantime, first responders, emergency workers and citizens across the entire island were out in roads, streets and avenues attempting to remove debris as quickly as possible and assist those in need.

      Roads and communities were so battered by Maria that on Wednesday, Governor Ricardo Rosselló issued a historic a three-day curfew order, warning citizens that those who do not comply might be arrested. Citizens are not allowed on the streets between 6:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. until Saturday, September 23. Stores are not allowed to sell alcoholic beverages either.

      At of this writing, it is being reported that three people died in the municipality of Utuado.

      “I haven’t been able to communicate with my parents”

      On Thursday morning, governor Rosselló arrived at WAPA Radio and urged citizens to remain calm while revealing that even he hasn’t been able to communicate with his parents.

      “I know these are difficult times, but we want people to know that the government has not stopped”, said Rosselló.

      El Nuevo Día learned that several electric towers of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (Prepa), the island’s sole electric utility, were knocked down by Maria.

      Rosselló said that “basically, a 100% of the electric grid is down” and explained that while restoring electricity, water and telecommunications is a priority, other key tasks in the recovery process include clearing roads and setting upan emergency medical response center to be located at Centro Médico, Puerto Rico’s trauma and tertiary hospital. After María, many health facilities throughout the island were severely damaged by the hurricane or are experiencing problems to take care of their patients, so the government logistics effort would make possible for those with the worst conditions to be transferred to a better facility.

      “The people are our priority”, said Rosselló, adding that all citizens, from the poorest to the wealthiest, were on the same boat after suffering “massive loses” due to María.

      Rosselló said that even though María caused great devastation across the island, he was confident that, as it has happened with other disasters, Puerto Ricans’ generosity would be essential to the island’s recovery.

      A major hurricane amidst a fiscal crisis

      Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico at a time of great financial difficulty for the U.S territory and its residents. Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped government defaulted last year after issuing nearly $74 billion in public debt and has run billion dollar-gap deficits for over 15 years.

      Last year, Congress enacted PROMESA, aiming at restoring Puerto Rico’s fiscal discipline through a set of tools: a court-supervised debt restructuring, an infrastructure czar to ensure a fast-track permits process for infrastructure projects and a control board that is required to oversee the closing of a $7.3 billion budget gap.

      Years of poor fiscal management even resulted in the failure to appropriate monies to the Puerto Rico’s Emergency Fund despite there being a law on the matter. El Nuevo Día previously reported that said fund only has about $34 million. This would make Puerto Rico’s own safety financial net to deal with a major disaster such as María only drop in a bucket, and just last week, it was reported that hurricane Irma left between $600 million and $1 billion in losses.

      Puerto Rico’s recovery would greatly depend on how much relief its government could get from the federal government. President Donald Trump issued a disaster declaration for Puerto Rico and the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA), which was already assisting U.S. citizens in Puerto Rico and U.S the Virgin Islands, promised additional help.

      María’s destructive power over Puerto Rico might dwindle that of the Board’s, at least in the short term.

      On Thursday evening, the Fiscal Oversight Board, a federal entity that many have criticized for ordering a furlough program as a cash-saving measure, approved a request from Rosselló to amend the government’s current budget. The Board allowed Rosselló to reprogram up to $1 billion of the current budget for recovery efforts. Additional budget modifications might be approved down the line, said a letter issued by the board’s chairman, José B. Carrión.

      “Our thoughts and prayers are with you and with the people of Puerto Rico during this difficult time”, wrote Carrión”. “Given the gravity of the situation, the Oversight Board understands that more flexibility is needed to respond to the devastating effects of hurricane María”.

      By: Joanisabel González – El Nuevo Dia

      Residents move aluminum panels from an intersection after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of the island, in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and turned some streets into raging rivers in an onslaught that could plunge the U.S. territory deeper into financial crisis. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

      Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strength as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas on Thursday night.

      The second major hurricane to rage through the Caribbean this month, Maria has killed at least 18 people and devastated several small islands, including St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Dominica.

      Maria is now a Category 3 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, with sustained winds of up to 125 miles per hour (205 km per hour) and is 80 miles (130 km) southeast of Grand Turk Island, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

      t is expected to bring 24 to 38 inches (61 to 97 cm) of rain to Puerto Rico and 8 to 16 inches (20 to 40 cm) to the Turks and Caicos, which could cause flash floods and mudslides, the NHC said.

      Maria’s strength was not expected to change during the next few days, the center said. The storm looked unlikely to hit the continental United States.

      Officials in Puerto Rico were assessing the damage after Maria slammed the island on Wednesday with winds of up to 155 mph (250 kph). Ranked a Category 4 storm when it made landfall, it was the strongest hurricane to hit the island in nearly 90 years.

      U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters the island had been “totally obliterated” and that he planned to visit.

      Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello said there was 13 death reported so far, a man struck by a piece of lumber hurled by high winds and others drowning.

      “It’s nothing short of a major disaster,” he told CNN, adding it might take months for electricity to be completely restored to the island, which has a population of 3.4 million. He imposed a dusk-to-dawn curfew through Saturday.

      Maria struck Dominica as a Category 5 storm on Monday night, damaging about 95 per cent of the roofs on the island, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs said. At least 14 people died, CNN quoted Charles Jong, a spokesman for the Dominica prime minister’s office, as saying.

      Two people were killed in the French territory of Guadeloupe and one person on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

      ROADS BLOCKED, COMMUNICATIONS DOWN

      Utility crews from the U.S. mainland were headed to Puerto Rico to help try to restore the battered power grid and the U.S. military sent ground forces and aircraft to assist with search and rescue.

      More than 95 percent of wireless cell sites were not working on Thursday afternoon on the island, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said. In the U.S. Virgin Islands, more than three-quarters of cell sites are out of service.

      Puerto Rico was already facing the largest municipal debt crisis in U.S. history, and a team of judges overseeing its bankruptcy has advised involved parties to put legal proceedings on hold indefinitely as the island recovers, according to a source familiar with the proceedings.

      In the historic heart of the island’s capital San Juan, which has a fort and buildings from the Spanish colonial era, the storm left a litter of wreckage.

      Roads were blocked by downed foliage and firefighters and rescue officials wielded chain saws to cut through the debris.

      San Juan airport reopened for military and relief flights on Thursday, with plans for a limited resumption of commercial flights on Friday.

      With electricity and communications knocked out across the island, workdays evaporated and people busied themselves with securing food, checking on their battered homes and collecting rain water.

      South of the capital in Cataño, about 10 residents whose homes were flooded sat around a pickup truck on the edge of the waters and mixed a cocktail of grapefruit juice, cranberry, ice and vodka that they called “matatiempo” or “killing time.”

      ‘WORST IS BEHIND US’

      Maria passed close by the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix, home to about 55,000 people, early on Wednesday as a rare and ferocious Category 5 storm, knocking out electricity and most mobile phone service.

      “The worst is behind us,” Virgin Islands Governor Kenneth Mapp told reporters on Thursday. “Now is (the) time to march forward and build a better community, a better territory.”

      About 600 people throughout the U.S. Virgin Islands are in emergency shelters and many parts are without power, Mapp said.

      “It’s going to be a long road to recovery,” Mapp said. “It ain’t going to happen in a week or two and it definitely ain’t going to happen in a few months.”

      Maria hit about two weeks after Hurricane Irma pounded two other U.S. Virgin Islands: St. Thomas and St. John.

      Irma, one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record, killed at least 84 people in the Caribbean and the United States. It followed Harvey, which killed more than 80 people when it hit Texas in late August and caused historic flooding in Houston. More than two months remain in the Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 to Nov. 30.

      Por Reid Spencer

      NASCAR Wire Service

      JOLIET, Illinois – Todos esos puntos de los playoffs que supuestamente iban a ayudar a Martin Truex Jr. a relajarse en los playoffs de la Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, no le hicieron falta.

      El piloto del Toyota No. 78 de Furniture Row Racing simplemente se llevó una contundente victoria el domingo en la Tales of the Turtles 400, la primera de los playoffs en el Chicagoland Speedway, que fue su 4ta. de la temporada regular, la segunda consecutiva en el óvalo de 1.5 millas y la 12da. de su carrera en la máxima serie de la NASCAR.

      Truex Jr. cruzó la meta con 7,179 segundos de ventaja sobre Chase Elliott y con la victoria aseguró su pase a la segunda ronda de los playoffs, luego de recuperarse de un castigo por exceso de velocidad en los pits que lo obligó a reiniciar desde el fondo del pelotón tras el final de la Etapa 1.

      Además, aumentó su ventaja en la Clasificación por Puntos de los Playoffs a 58, suficiente para dejarlo relajado.

      “No me interesa mucho mandar mensajes a nadie, solo quiero divertirme”, dijo Truex Jr. “Estoy orgulloso de mi equipo de pits por su  trabajo y a todos en la organización. Es importante venir aquí y no dejar que la presión te afecte y creo que hicimos muy bien ese trabajo también.

      “Siempre que podemos estar en Victory Lane, es algo especial. Hay muchas personas a quien agradecer. Realmente no tengo palabras para agradecerle a (dueño del equipo) Barney (Visser) y a todos en TRD (Toyota Racing Development) en Costa Mesa por fabricar estos motores, y TRD Salisbury – (el patrocinadors) Bass Pro, Tracker Boats – Todos. Muchas gracias. Es un sueño hecho realidad poder estar aquí y estamos disfrutando el mejor momento de nuestras vidas”.

      Los pilotos del playoffs aseguraron puestos entero del Top 6.

      Kevin Harvick corrió al frente casi toda la jornada y terminó 3ro., seguido por Denny Hamlin, Kyle Larson y Brad Keselowski.

      Joey Logano, quien se quedó fuera de los playoffs, fue 7mo., y el siete veces campeón Jimmie Johnson, 8vo,, en su Chevrolet No. 48 que no tuvo suficiente velocidad para pelear por la victoria.

      Matt Kenseth, Jamie McMurray y Ryan Blaney, quienes también están dentro de los playoffs, fueron 9no., 10mo. y 11ro., respectivamente.

      Elliott quedó satisfecho con su mejor resultado desde la carrera en Michigan en junio pasado, tras liderar 42 de las 106 vueltas, la mayor cantidad desde que estuvo al frente 106 vueltas en Phoenix en marzo.

      Sin embargo, el piloto del Chevrolet No. No. 24 de Hendrick Motorsports no pudo alcanzar a Truex Jr., quien lideró 77 vueltas y se distanció al final.

      “Obviamente, hubiera sido poder tener una pelea más cerrada con Martin”, dijo Elliott. “La verdad es que no tuvimos suficiente para hacerlo, pero donde estamos hoy en comparación a donde estábamos hace poco, es una gran diferencia. Aquí es donde necesitamos estar todas las semanas porque tenemos ese potencial”.

      Truex Jr., quien se recuperó del castigo en los pits tuvo más suerte que otros.

      Kyle Busch, quien arrancó desde la Pole Position, ganó la primera etapa, pero tras ocho vueltas luego del reinicio, tuvo que volver a pits por una tuerca suelta en una llanta y en la parada uno de sus mecánicos – recién llegado del equipo de su compañero Daniel Suárez -,  cometió una infracción al saltar el muro antes de tiempo.

      Busch tuvo que volver a pits para cumplir el castigo bajo bandera verde y nunca se pudo recuperar por lo que terminó 15to., a pesar de que tenía uno de los autos más rápidos.

      Sus problemas fueron menores en comparación con los de Ricky Stenhouse Jr., quien golpeó el muro exterior al principio de la carrera, luego tuvo un castigo en la entrada a pies y terminó en el puesto 25, el peor de los 16 pilotos de los playoffs.

      Kasey Kahne no tuvo velocidad suficiente y terminó 21ro., a tras vueltas del ganador, por lo que también está en peligro de ser eliminado para la próxima ronda de los playoffs.

      Kurt Busch, quien ha dado muestras de mejoría recientemente, tuvo que parar en pits en la vuelta 200 debido a problemas de vibración en su auto y también cometió un castigo por exceso de velocidad, por lo que eventualmente terminó 19no., a dos vueltas del ganador, por lo que deberá mejorar mucho la próxima semana en el New Hampshire Motor Speedway para poder avanzar de ronda.

      Austin Dillon también se excedió en la velocidad en los pits en la vuelta en que lo hizo Truex Jr., pero no se pudo recuperar y terminó 16to., siete puestos por delante de Ryan Newman, quien terminó la carrera a tres vueltas del ganador.

      Notas: Kurt Busch, Stenhouse Jr., Kahne y Newman son los cuatro pilotos con mayor riesgo de eliminación antes de New Hampshire … Dale Earnhardt Jr. terminó 17mo., a una vuelta de los líderes, en su última carrera en el Chicagoland Speedway en el Chevrolet No. 88 de Hendrick Motorsports.

      Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – Tales of the Turtles 400

      Chicagoland Speedway

      Joliet, Illinois

      Domingo, 17 de septiembre, 2017

                     1. (3) Martin Truex Jr. (P), Toyota, 267.

      2. (8) Chase Elliott (P), Chevrolet, 267.

      3. (4) Kevin Harvick (P), Ford, 267.

      4. (2) Denny Hamlin (P), Toyota, 267.

      5. (6) Kyle Larson (P), Chevrolet, 267.

      6. (5) Brad Keselowski (P), Ford, 267.

      7. (7) Joey Logano, Ford, 267.

      8. (14) Jimmie Johnson (P), Chevrolet, 267.

      9. (10) Matt Kenseth (P), Toyota, 267.

      10. (19) Jamie McMurray (P), Chevrolet, 267.

      11. (12) Ryan Blaney (P), Ford, 267.

      12. (13) Daniel Suarez #, Toyota, 267.

      13. (11) Clint Bowyer, Ford, 266.

      14. (28) Paul Menard, Chevrolet, 266.

      15. (1) Kyle Busch (P), Toyota, 266.

      16. (9) Austin Dillon (P), Chevrolet, 266.

      17. (20) Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chevrolet, 266.

      18. (22) Danica Patrick, Ford, 265.

      19. (17) Kurt Busch (P), Ford, 265.

      20. (27) Landon Cassill, Ford, 265.

      21. (25) Kasey Kahne (P), Chevrolet, 264.

      22. (26) Trevor Bayne, Ford, 264.

      23. (16) Ryan Newman (P), Chevrolet, 264.

      24. (21) Aric Almirola, Ford, 264.

      25. (15) Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (P), Ford, 263.

      26. (29) AJ Allmendinger, Chevrolet, 263.

      27. (18) Chris Buescher, Chevrolet, 263.

      28. (23) Ty Dillon #, Chevrolet, 262.

      29. (31) David Ragan, Ford, 262.

      30. (30) Michael McDowell, Chevrolet, 262.

      31. (32) Matt DiBenedetto, Ford, 261.

      32. (34) Reed Sorenson, Chevrolet, 259.

      33. (24) Erik Jones #, Toyota, 259.

      34. (37) Jeffrey Earnhardt, Chevrolet, 258.

      35. (35) Cole Whitt, Chevrolet, 257.

      36. (33) Corey LaJoie #, Toyota, 256.

      37. (40) * Brett Moffitt(i), Toyota, 255.

      38. (36) * Gray Gaulding #, Toyota, 254.

      39. (38) * Timmy Hill(i), Chevrolet, 254.

      40. (39) * Ray Black II(i), Chevrolet, 251.

       

      Promedio de velocidad del ganador: 145.401 mph.

      Duración de la carrera: 2 Horas, 45 Minutos, 16 Segundos.

      Margen de la victoria: 7.179 Segundos.

      Banderas amarillas: 4 durante 21 vueltas.

      Cambios de líder:  12 entre 7 pilotos.

      Líderes por vuelta:   Kyle Busch (P) 1-44; L. Cassill 45-46; Kyle Busch (P) 47-87; K. Harvick (P) 88-122; B. Keselowski (P) 123; D. Hamlin (P) 124; C. Elliott (P) 125-162; K. Harvick (P) 163; C. Elliott (P) 164-167; K. Harvick (P) 168-189; M. Truex Jr. (P) 190-211; K. Harvick (P) 212; M. Truex Jr. (P) 213-267.

      Resumen de los líderes (Piloto, Veces de líder, Vueltas de líder):  Kyle Busch (P) 2 veces durante 85 vueltas; M. Truex Jr. (P) 2 veces durante 77 vueltas; K. Harvick (P) 4 veces durante 59 vueltas; C. Elliott (P) 2 veces durante 42 vueltas; L. Cassill 1 vez durante 2 vueltas; B. Keselowski (P) 1 vez durante 1 vuelta; D. Hamlin (P) 1 vez durante 1 vuelta.

      Top 10 Etapa #1: 18,4,24,11,22,2,20,42,19,78

      Top 10 Etapa #2: 24,4,78,42,2,11,22,41,20,1

       

      Central Library will be open until 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 for “10,000 Young Poets and Artists for Change” event sponsored by Just Buffalo Literary Center featuring young local poets, musicians, and artists.

      This Saturday, Sept., 23 at 10 a.m. NY State lawmakers Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Tim Kennedy host a “Community Town Hall Meeting on the Importance of Libraries.” Plan to attend and tell your story about why libraries are vital to this community.

      Also this week- hear about the Pierce-Arrow Transportation Museum, take a genealogy class, or visit the Collections Gallery for the “Milestones of Science: Books that Shook the World” exhibit or the expertly curated “Building Buffalo: Buildings from Books, Books from Buildings” exhibit on the main floor.To view the entire month of programs click here: http://bit.ly/2witgHW.

       

      The Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network (GBUAHN) will hold a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of its new facility. The $6 million, 40,000-square-foot building is the largest construction project on Buffalo’s Lower West Side in 25 years. Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, New York State Senator Timothy Kennedy and other local dignitaries will speak in honor of the grand opening.

      Part of the revitalizing Niagara Street section of the city, GBUAHN’s facility is expected to pump $11 million annually into the local economy. GBUAHN’s new home is a bricks and mortar representation of a revolution in health care – it is a one-stop shop for the disparate population in the neighborhood and features primary care and behavioral health integration – which is unique to the area, a huge fitness center, teaching kitchen and the most up-to-date, must-be-seen, technology.

      WHEN: Thursday, September 21, 2017

      Refreshments 5:00 p.m.

      Presentation 5:30 p.m.

      Ribbon Cutting 6:00 p.m.

      Building tours 6:15 p.m.

      Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown and New York State Senator Timothy Kennedy

      GBUAHN President and Chief Executive Officer Raul Vazquez, M.D.

      GBUAHN Chief Strategy Officer Toni Vazquez

      Where: 564 Niagara Street – Building 2, Buffalo, NY 14201

      BUFFALO, NY – From the rainbow sidewalks painted on the corner of Elmwood Avenue and Allen Street in June of this year, to a recent No Boundaries video on Allentown’s changing demographics making the rounds on social media, gentrification in queer spaces is a hot topic in Buffalo’s LGBTQ community. On Saturday, September 30, the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project, along with co-sponsor Grindhaus Café, will provide a historical and national context for this discussion. by hosting a screening of the film Screaming Queens.

      Directed by Victor Silverman and renowned trans activist Susan Stryker in 2005, Screaming Queens documents a 1966 riot by LGBTQ people of color against police brutality at Compton’s Cafeteria, San Francisco. This riot was the first of its kind, taking place three years before the Stonewall riots.

      Following the film, the History Project will host a panel discussion about race, class, gentrification, and

      LGBTQ spaces in Buffalo. Panel speakers will include Tinamarie and Denise Sweet, co-owners of

      Sweets Lounge and co-founders of the Black Intelligent Ladies Alliance; Reggie Griggs, founder of All About Us; Sherrill Cooper, the former owner of MC Compton’s bar on Niagara Street; Emily Terrana, a community organizer for PUSH; Bridge Rauch, co-founder of No Labels Clothing Cooperative; and Seth Girod, from the Dreamland Collective.

      The screening will begin at 6 p.m. at Grindhaus Café (160 Allen Street). The admission fee is a suggested donation of between $5 and $10, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds.

      In San Francisco, a plaque commemorating the Compton’s Cafeteria riot was dedicated in 2006, and more commemorative projects are in the works. At a 2016 film screening, however, co-director Susan Stryker noted that these commemorative projects are being planned at the same time as those who once populated the cafeteria—transgender women of color—have been priced out of the neighborhood. Screaming Queens asks its audience: what does it mean to commemorate LGBTQ spaces in a gentrifying neighborhood? The panel discussion following the film will answer the question: how do we do better in Buffalo?

      About the Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project: The Buffalo-Niagara LGBTQ History Project is a volunteer-run activist group focused on generational memory in Buffalo’s LGBTQ community. The History Project preserves the actively erased histories of all local LGBTQ community members. We conduct interviews, assist in donation of materials to the Dr. Madeline Davis LGBTQ Archives of Western New York, and otherwise document the legacies of LGBTQ Buffalonians of all races, genders, ages, and abilities, across the LGBTQ identity spectrum. We seek to bridge generational gaps and promote LGBTQ history outside of large cities. We believe knowing our histories will guide us to meaningful political action and encourage others to join us in the archives and the homes of our elders and peers.

      Saúl Álvarez presentó avances como boxeador, pero no le alcanzó para derrotar a un Gennady Golovkin que retuvo todos sus títulos

      El espectáculo no defraudó en Las Vegas, sin embargo el pleito entre Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez y Gennady Golovkin terminó con un empate en las tarjetas que si bien pudo calificarse como justo, no dejó contento a un peleador jalisciense que buscaba destronar a “GGG” de sus cetros de monarca mediano.

      En una contienda donde “GGG” intentó cortar el ring desde el primer asalto y donde “Canelo” lució bien en su juego de cintura y al contraataque, una de las tarjetas favoreció al kazajo por 115-113, la otra vio ganar al jalisciense por 118-110 y la última causó controversia en la T-Mobile Arena de Las Vegas al marcar 114-114. Con ello, el rostro más desencajado fue el de Álvarez, quien sin empacho se mostró sorprendido por el resultado.

      Al arranque del pleito “Canelo” hizo gala de su defensa causando que “GGG” fallara muchos golpes. El de Jalisco lucía cómodo sobre el ring y le dio la razón a los que anticiparon que Saúl evitaría a toda costa el fajarse contra Golovkin, pues auguraban que la mayor fortaleza del pelirrojo sería su contraataque y su velocidad.

      Tuvo que llegar el tercer asalto para que Gennady lograra conectar sus primeras combinaciones al cuerpo; Saúl por su parte esperaba el momento para devolver el golpe y las partes blandas de Golovkin eran el destino más frecuente de sus puños.

      Concluida la primera mitad del pleito “Canelo” comenzó a resentir el trajín de boxear en reversa, pues a partir del round seis el tapatío ya respiraba por la boca y a momentos bajaba la guardia mientras se alejaba de “GGG”, quien de a poco se vio más suelto sobre el encordado y logró poner contra las cuerdas a Saúl en infinidad de ocasiones.

      Después, a pesar del cansancio y de que era asediado por su rival, “Canelo” no dejó de provocar al kazajo diciéndole no con la cabeza. Por desgracia para el mexicano, esta actitud le costó llevarse un par de volados por parte del europeo.

      A pesar de la habilidad de “Canelo” para evitar el castigo, el jab de Golovkin fue un arma que constantemente se estrelló en el rostro de Saúl.

      Sabedor de que tenía que ir a buscar el combate, “Canelo” tomó un segundo aire en los últimos dos asaltos de la pelea, mismos en donde logró impactar una derecha que pegó plena en el rostro del kazajo.

      Al final, Golovkin retuvo sus cetros de campeón mundial mediano que estaban en juego (FIB, AMB y CMB), sin embargo ahora ya hay una pequeña mancha en su brillante récord, pues el kazajo jamás había empatado una pelea. “Canelo”, a pesar de su molestia por el resultado, puede jactarse de ser el primer hombre que no cae ante los puños de “GGG”.

      MOMENTOS

      ÁLVAREZ TUVO MÁS MOVILIDAD
      En los primeros tres asaltos el “Canelo” salió a boxear a Golovkin, quien falló bastantes golpes por la movilidad que tuvo el jalisciense. En eso mejoró Álvarez en comparación a otros combates.

      PERDIÓ EN LAS ESQUINAS
      Cada que Golovkin arrinconaba al “Canelo”, sin bien no lo tundía, sí lo castigaba, a grado tal que del cuarto al décimo asalto el jalisciense cedió la iniciativa al experimentado kazajo, que propinaba los mejores golpes.

      SÓLO DESTELLOS
      En los rollos 11 y 12 el “Canelo”, ya cansado, tuvo algunos golpes que cimbraron a Golovkin, pero Saúl Álvarez ya no tenía los arrestos para terminar sus ofensivas. El kazajo también se notó cansado hacia el final.

      LA VOZ DEL EXPERTO
      Robaron a “Canelo” los jueces de Las Vegas

      Los jueces de la Comisión Atlética de Nevada emitieron  por enésima vez decisión injusta, anoche en Las Vegas, atracaron al tapatío Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez, lo despojaron de victoria genuina, con un empate, permitieron que Gennady Golovkin, continuara como campeón mundial medio CMB, AMB y FIB.

      Boxeando y caminando hacia atrás también se gana, y “Canelo” así envió los golpes necesarios para la sumatoria final a su favor, nulificó a Golovkin con su natural velocidad y contragolpe, usando las cuerdas como valioso recurso para restarle potencia a los ataques de “GGG”, quien siempre fue para adelante, muchas veces con boxeo descompuesto.

      En nuestra tarjeta “Canelo” ganó 115-113. Se llevó los rounds 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12.

      LAS FRASES

      “Yo gané. Hice mi pelea. Me mantuve un paso adelante de él (Golovkin)”.

      Saúl Álvarez, boxeador tapatío

      “Los jueces dieron el empate, pero vean mis cinturones… ya gané”.

      Gennady Golokvin, boxeador kazajo

        Announcing Our 2017 Finalists!

        The journey began back in March when we launched Year Four of the 43North competition. And now, it’s time to announce the 16 startups that are moving on to 43North Finals! The competition will be fierce as they pitch live on stage at Shea’s Performing Arts Center, with 8 winning a cut of $5 million – including the $1 million grand prize.

        The stakes are high – but we know these Finalists are going to bring it on October 5:

        • Burner Fitness – Buffalo, NY
        • Cellular Preservation Technologies – Buffalo, NY
        • Doblet – San Francisco, CA
        • Dozop – Watertown, MA
        • Femi Secrets – Atlanta, GA
        • Fig Loans – New York, NY
        • Kangarootime – Long Beach, CA
        • MobioSense – Boston, MA
        • Qidni Labs – San Francisco, CA
        • Selfycart – San Mateo, CA
        • SomaDetect – Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
        • Squire – New York, NY
        • Suncayr – Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
        • TARA.ai – San Jose, CA
        • Vivacelle Bio – Chicago, IL
        • Water Hero – Beverly, MA

        To learn more about each startup moving on to the Finals, click the link below!

        Meet The Finalists

        Latitude Episode 26: Let’s Meet the Finalists

        And for even more about our Finalists, tune in to the latest episode of Latitude. 43North Director of Operations, Dan Greene, talks about the judging process, each of our Finalists, and what’s in store for 43North Finals on October 5.

        Listen via the link below, and subscribe to our podcast on iTunesGoogle PlayPodbean, and Stitcher Radio!

        Thank you to Kaleida Health for sponsoring this week’s episode!

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          WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions takes questions during a press conference at the Department of Justice on March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Sessions addressed the calls for him to recuse himself from Russia investigations after reports surfaced of meetings he had with the Russian ambassador during the U.S. presidential campaign. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

          El juez Harry Leinenweber emitió un fallo fue de 41 páginas

          Según la demanda, el fiscal Jeff Sessions excedió su autoridad al imponer nuevos estándares a la concesión de la subvención Edward Byrne

          CHICAGO, ESTADOS UNIDOS (15/SEP/2017).- Un juez federal de Chicago (EU) bloqueó hoy las nuevas reglas del presidente Donald Trump para retener fondos federales a las ciudades que establecen políticas santuario para proteger a los indocumentados.

          En un fallo de 41 páginas, el juez de distrito Harry Leinenweber dictaminó que la Alcaldía de Chicago había probado la “probabilidad de éxito” de los argumentos de su demanda presentada el mes pasado contra el gobierno federal.

          Según la demanda, el fiscal federal Jeff Sessions excedió su autoridad al imponer nuevos estándares a la concesión de la subvención Edward Byrne Memorial Justice, destinada a los departamentos policiales.

          El juez señaló que también quedó demostrado que la ciudad podría sufrir un “daño irreparable” en sus relaciones con la comunidad inmigrante si cumpliera que los nuevos estándares del Departamento de Justicia.

          “Una vez que se pierde esa confianza, no se puede reparar y es del tipo de daño que es especialmente difícil de rectificar si tuviéramos que esperar a que la demanda sea resuelta”, agregó.

          El bloqueo preliminar se aplicará en todo el país, donde hay una 600 ciudades y condados que establecen políticas santuario y que podrían ser afectadas por la medida.

          En un memorando, Sessions dijo que se negarían los fondos porque las ciudades santuario “no cumplen voluntariamente” con la ley federal que obliga a los Gobiernos locales a compartir con las autoridades federales información sobre el estatus migratorio de las personas bajo su custodia.

          Según apuntó, esas ciudades limitan el cumplimiento de las retenciones de indocumentados en las cárceles, pedidas por la Oficina de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE), no informan cuándo un indocumentado está por ser liberado y prohíben que las fuerzas policiales pregunten sobre el estatus migratorio de las personas en encuentros rutinarios.

          Al presentar la demanda, el alcalde de Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, argumentó que los nuevos estándares obligaban a las autoridades locales a comunicar a ICE con 48 horas de anticipación la liberación de personas que fueran sospechosas de ser indocumentadas, un plazo considerado inconstitucional.

          Asimismo, la ciudad argumentó que se estaría sentando un precedente peligroso que podría conducir al bloqueo de otros fondos federales.

          En el caso de Chicago se perderían 3.2 millones de dólares del fondo de apoyo policial, una cifra que “es preciosa porque salva vidas”, dijo esta semana en una audiencia el abogado de la Alcaldía, Ron Safer, quien pidió al juez que no apoyara “el despojo sin precedentes de poder”, que estaría cometiendo el fiscal general.

          “Si se imponen las condiciones de Sessions, se romperá el vínculo de confianza entre la comunidad inmigrante y las fuerzas del orden, y eso resonará en las calles de Chicago”, afirmó.

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