Almost 16 million cell phone lines, Roger Federer plays Quito and the equator, 2020 census trials, Beware the philatelists, Black Friday discounts

Nov 25, 2019 | 4 comments

Lunes, 25/11/2019

Hola, Todos –

Actividades –
De la pagina cultural –

Exposición de filatelia – The XIII Exposición Nacional y Congreso Filatélico “Philacuenca 2019” (XIII National Exhibition and Philatelic Congress “Philacuenca 2019”) will be martes in the Museo Pumapungo.

Book launch – Sebastián Endara will present “(Destru) yendo a la educación: Textos de pedagogía política” (Destroying education: Texts of political pedagogy) este martes a las 11:00 in the César Dávila Andrade auditorium at the U. of Cuenca.

Otras cosas –

A man engaged in the act of philately. In the U.S. state of Alabama, philatelists and thespians are required by law to register with the sheriff’s office when they take up residency in a county.

Titular – Repunta violencia psicológica (Psychological violence picks up) – Monday was the Día Internacional de la Eliminación de la Violencia contra la Mujer (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. <There’s a day for everything – slugs, high heels, vampires.> To commemorate this day, Ecuador published the results of a national study on intra-familiar violence and gender violence. It found, at least in Cuenca, a decrease in reports due to lack of confidence in the judicial system and high levels of psychological violence followed by physical aggression.

Tennis – Roger Federer and Alexander Zverev played an exhibition match at the Coliseo Rumiñahui in Quito as well as a mini-match across two hemispheres at the Mitad del Mundo, where the net straddled the equator.

Christmas safety – The Fire Department and electric company made recommendations about Christmas tree lights. They suggested buying new lights for the tree since after a year of storage, the lights can crystallize, and when used, they can overheat and cause short circuits. <Lights used to last for years and when bulbs burned out, you knew which one to replace. Now you got to replace the whole dang string and is it at least recyclable?> Also don’t connect lots of lights to only one “tomacorriente” (outlet – your word for the day), don’t run electrical lines under rugs, furniture, or behind drapes. Turn off the lights when you leave the house.

The latest in decoration seems to be North American styles with waterfall lights; white, pink and metallic flowers; golden figures in the center of the tree: and crystal decorations in place of the star.

2020 census – Trials for the 2020 census are being held in 4 cantons in the country – Celica in Loja, Puerto López in Manabí, Pedro Vicente Maldonado in Pichincha, and Cumandá in Chimborazo.

Mining – INV Metals has redesigned the Loma Larga mining project to exclude Girón which held a referendum el 24/3 to prohibit mining in the canton. The CEO of INV said it would build a new access road and camp, but the high part, where the mine will operate, is in Cuenca. The mine will start operating in 2021 or 2022.

Old News –

From viernes, 22/11/2019 – Subirían tarifas (Rates to go up) – By the end of the year, ETAPA will have the results of an analysis to raise water rates which haven’t increased since 2015. The company currently subsidizes water. The cost to treat a cubic meter is $.80 and it’s sold to ratepayers for $.41.

<This is for you chemists out there.> Products used in the treatment process include chlorine, gas, and aluminum sulfate which is brought from Guayaquil; and polymers from Germany.

Cell phone lines – Up to agosto of this year, 15,894,418 active cell phone lines have been registered. This corresponds to 92.48% of the population with a cell phone. <That other 7 and half percent must be babies who haven’t learned how to talk yet.>

Descuentos y compras –

DelBank – car loans – 25% down, 60 months, 12% interest – promotion from 25/11 to 1/12 – Gran Colombia 5-21 y Mariano Cueva – (07) 283 5667.

Comercial Solis – selected product on sale at wholesale cost for 15 minutes after you hear the buzzer, one product per hour – Mariscal Lamar 3-41 y Tomás Ordóñez, Bolívar 6.60 y Borrero, Av. Paseo de los Cañaris, Ed. del IESS. <Sounds like a game show or a Walmart stampede.>

Mega Tienda del Sur – Black Weekend, 29,30/11 & 1/12 – discounts of 40, 50, 60 and 100(?) percent – av. De las Americas y Don Bosco.

And that’s all for today so hasta ? –

Jeanne
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Editor’s note: Jeanne’s Periodico is a translated digest of news from the Cuenca daily newspaper El Mercurio. If details, such as event dates and times, do not appear in the translation, they did not appear in the newspaper. The text between the carrots, or guillemets (< … >), is Jeanne’s personal opinion and not part of the news translation.

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