May 19, 2016
When cigarette smokers quit, societal healthcare costs immediately plunge, a new study shows. If 10 percent of American smokers gave up cigarettes and the rest cut back by 10 percent, the U.S. could shave $63 billion off medical costs the next year, the analysis found. “You start to see the benefits quickly, and they’re huge...
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mexico gas prices
The head of retail fuel company Gulf Oil International’s local unit said on Thursday he believes Mexico could speed up the opening of its fuel sector by liberalizing gasoline and diesel prices ahead of a 2018 deadline. Historic energy reform finalized in 2014 ended state-owned oil company Pemex’s longstanding monopoly, allowing private companies to establish...
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gay muslims
A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending AIDS, sparking a protest by the United States, Canada and the European Union. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member General Assembly on behalf of the Organization of...
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women equality
Women’s battle for equality is bringing benefits in health, finance and political participation but there could be an ugly side-effect – rising levels of violence against them. Campaigners at Women Deliver, the world’s largest conference on women’s health and rights in a decade, said many men saw women’s increasing empowerment as a threat to their...
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peso risk
Mexico’s central bank board is worried global financial volatility could spur a deeper slump in the peso, and some of its members think it might need to hike interest rates before the U.S. Federal Reserve, according to the minutes of their last policy meeting. Policymakers voted 5 to 0 to keep their benchmark rate at...
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More than a third of all North American bird species are at risk of becoming extinct unless significant action is taken, scientists who are part of a tri-nation initiative said on Wednesday, adding that ocean and tropical birds were in particular danger. The study, compiled by the North American Bird Conservation Initiative and the first...
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Festival del Viento
Los días 20, 21 y 22 de mayo se celebrará el 7° Festival del Viento Riviera Nayarit con sede en Bucerías. Este torneo es parte del serial de la Asociación Mexicana de Kiteboarding y es el único con validez de dos puntos por lo que es el más importante del país. “Me da orgullo nuevamente...
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ultra luxury hotel
El lunes 16 de mayo de 2016, el gobernador del Estado de Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval Castañeda, colocó la primera piedra que da inicio de la construcción del Hotel One&Only Mandarina, en el poblado El Monteón, Compostela, en la Riviera Nayarit. “El mejor hotel del mundo, este hotel es de la mejor calidad, se ven pocas...
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Patricia Espinosa
The United Nations has appointed Patricia Espinosa, a Mexican diplomat, as the top U.N. official leading the fight against global warming. Espinosa said in a statement Thursday that she is “grateful and honored” to be named executive secretary of the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change. The appointment was announced by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon....
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