Planning begins for 5G service, Moreno’s brother talks to prosecutors, Forest fire prevention, City security planning, Family businesses

Jul 25, 2019 | 19 comments

Miércoles, 24/7/2019

Hola, Todos –

Actividades –
De la pagina cultural –

Teatro – Paka Yana will be staged by the Obsidiana Dorada Teatro el 27/7 a las 20:00 in the Prohibido Centro Cultural.

Graphics and Painting – The Primer Encuentro de Gráfica y Pintura (First Meeting of Graphics and Painting) will be este 25 & 26/7 in the La Kamuna art collective (Pres. Córdova y Cronel Tálbot). The event includes an exhibit, a workshop on designing cartoon characters, and a sticker exchange.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Forest fire fire season is begnning.

Seminar – There will be a seminar on succession in “Empresas Familiares” (Family Businesses) el 31/7 from 8:30-15:00 in the Cuenca Tenis y Golf Club, held by the Cámara de Industrias, Producción y Empleo (CIPEM), the Cámara Alemana, and the Courage Center of Global Family. Studies show that 47.9% of these businesses are managed by the founding generation and only 2% have a succession plan. 39% of the businesses are in the 2nd generation, 11.5 in the 3rd, and only 1.6% reach the 4th generation. <Sounds good given the high rate of business failures in the first 5 years.>

Otras cosas –

Titular – Ofrecerán tecnología 5G (5G technology will be offered) – ETAPA is getting ready to offer 5G technology. This will not be only for communication among people, but máquina a máquina (M2M). There will be plenty of work for software and app developers with security being a high priority. ETAPA is working on permit applications to use frequency bands they will need, and is planning the equipment needed to offer these new services.

INA Papers – <Not that I remember what that case was. There are so many of them.> The Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the alleged existence of offshore companies linked to people close to the president. Pres. Moreno’s brother, Edwin, appeared at a hearing before the A.G., and authorized opening up all his bank accounts to the investigation.

Incendios forestales (Forest fires) – The Fire Department is intensifying its “Yo cuido los bosques” (I take care of the forests) campaign to prevent forest fires. They are visiting communities with fire prevention messages. <I wonder if Smokey would think about coming to Ecuador. But he’d have to be a spectacled bear in a Panama hat.> In 2018, 4,391 hectares burned in Azuay. The cantón of Cuenca was most affected with 2,007 hectares. According to ECU 911, verano, agosto, septiembre y octubre, is high fire season with higher temperatures, little rain, and dry vegetation. The penalty for causing a fire can be 1-3 years in prison. If the fire caused loss of life, the penalty increases to 13-16 years. The Chief of the department said 99% of forest fires have human causes. Many of these are agricultural burnings that get out of control.

3rd security plan – The city is designing its 3rd security plan in 10 years. The first one was applied between 2012-14 during Paúl Granda’s administration. The second applied between 2015-19 during Marcelo Cabrera’s administration. One suggestion for the current plan is to make it renewable every 1-2 years so that each administration doesn’t have to start from scratch.

And that’s all for today so Hasta ? –



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