Cuenca News

Antibiotic crisis, Musical festival, Big week for Glas, Linear accelerator up and running at IESS

Lunes, 13/11/2017

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Today’s agenda events –

Conversatorio – Artist Marco Alvarado was at the Museo de las Conceptas this morning.

Upcoming and ongoing agenda events –

Encuentro – From 14-16/11, the “Sexto Encuentro Latinoamericano de Metodología de las Cienceas Sociales” (Sixth Latin American Meeting of Social Sciences Methodology) will be held at the U. of Cuenca. <See what exciting events we can participate in?>

Meeting – On 20/11, the 3d meeting of the workshops on rethinking the objectives and activities of the Sala Proceso was held. <What more can I say about exciting?>

Articles about –

Flauta Mágica – The Magic Flute will be performed by 120 artists from miércoles al viernes a las 20:00 in el Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz. The project involved the OSC, Fundación Ecuatoriano-Húngara MusArtEH <Funny, I thought the foundation would be Canadian, eh?>, and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage. It will be sung in Spanish.

Music Festival – The Festival Internacional de Músicas y Artes Sonoras will start Tuesday on the stages of Abraham Lincoln, Capilla del Museo de la Medicina and the Facultad de Artes at the U. of Cuenca. There will be a master lecture by Cuencano composer Juan Campoverde Tues. a las 15-17:00 at the Facultad de Artes. Tues. a las 20:00 there will be a concert in the Unidad da Cultura of the U. of Cuenca. Both free. <I’m not translating the locations since you’ll have a better chance of getting there if you can ask for them in Spanish.>

Otras cosas –

Titular – Futuro de Glas en semana crucial (Future of Glas in crucial week) – The Legislative Administrative Council is looking at the process for his removal from office; whether through an impeachment or by accepting the acting Comptroller’s request to declare him unable to “ejercer sus funciones” (exercise his functions) <In English, “fulfill the duties of his office” sounds better. In Spanish, it sounds like he’s constipated4.>

Instituto Técnico – The Secretary of Higher Education announced the construction of one of the biggest technical institutions on the property of the ex CREA. The deed to the property and lines of financing have been secured.

Public announcements from EMOV (Mobility, Transit and Transport), EMUVI (Urban Development and Housing),and EMAC (Sanitation) – These three municipal public businesses are looking for citizen representatives to the boards and commissions. If you’re interested, go to www.elmercurio.com.ec or to the offices of those entities to see the requirements. <Spanish is not one of the requirements which does include knowledge of those businesses. So push it if you’re interested.>

IESS – The linear accelerator used in cancer treatments at the “José Carrasco” Hospital is back in service.

Antibiotics – According to the World Health Organization, resistance to antibiotics is the 6th largest global public health problem. Antibiotics should only be sold and used with a doctor’s prescription. Pharmacists should ask for your prescription.

Tires – Two pick-up trucks had their tires stolen in the sector El Tejar at calle del Mortiño y Pelileo. The trucks were jacked up using poles, rocks and bricks.

Inauguración – Insumos Almacenes Lira (Lira Warehouse Supplies) opened. <It’s a photo article so no details. But the pictures show lots of sewing notions – what look like zippers, thread and ribbons and lace. The address on a sign looks like Borrero 10-?? y Lamar.> <I just Googled it – they have fabrics.>

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne

  • Abel Garraghan

    The “Magic Flute” in Spanish? Nice. I’ve heard it in German (a tough language to sing in), Italian, and English. Spanish would be a pleasant change.

    • baba free

      Mozart composed it in German, no???

      • Michel Blanchard

        Yes. “Die Zauberflôte” was originally composed and sung in German. The librettist’s name was Emanuel Schikaneder. Both Mozaert and Schikaneder were masons, and the opera has heavy masonic undertones. The work is in ‘Singspiel,’ a popular late 18th century form that includes spoken and sung dialogue.