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Huawei talks to ETAPA about telecom upgrades, Sue for public works injuries, Safe neighborhood program, Salvador Dalí exhibit opens Friday

Miércoles, 10/7/2019

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –

De la pagina cultural –

Salvador Dalí – Two series of prints by Dalí, “Las cenas de Gala” and “Los sueños caprichosos de Pantagruel” are on tour and will be in Cuenca el viernes, 12/7 a las 19:00 in the Museo Pumapungo.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Salvador Dali

New restaurant and event center – Two brothers who immigrated to the US 25 years ago returned and built Intihuatana next to the laguna de Busa in San Fernando cantón. The double, family and group rooms are rustic with the adobe cottages surrounded by colorful plantings. The main salon has a 300 person capacity and the restaurant’s specialty is seco de pato (duck).

Otras cosas –

Titular – Urge analizar eficacia de Tasa de Seguridad (It is urgent to analyze efficiency of the Security Tax) – Between 2014 & 2019, owners of urban property taxes have paid $10,335,670 which was transferred to the Consejo de Seguridad de Cuenca (CSC) which makes security policy. Mayor Pedro Palacios has asked the council for information about its income and expenses. The main investments of the CSC are the Safe Neighborhood Community Alarms project; Prepared Communities which has trained 13,908 people in 322 barrios on security issues; Audio and Video Preventive Alert System which placed 848 “botones de auxilio” (panic (?) buttons) in markets, child care centers, and the terminal terrestre. From 2014 to 2018, this investment spending ranged from 69-86% of its budget. The other 14-31% went to current administrative expenses.

Damage from public works – When a person or vehicle falls in a hole whether a pothole, repair project, or construction of a sidewalk, that person can sue the responsible agency which can be the federal government, municipality, provincial councils, and parish juntas. Agencies responsible for the work are supposed to mark holes, level changes, etc. The president of the Colegio de Abogados del Azuay (Azuay Bar Association) explained this is in the Códico Orgánico Administrativo. The injured person can present his suit with the evidence. <I hope this doesn’t mean there will be a cultural change with Ecuador becoming a litigation nation.>

Huawei – Huawei held a meeting with ETAPA to talk about trends and perspectives in information and communications technologies, new business models and upgrading the current network, and transforming governments with innovative technology. Cuenca is unique in that it is the only city in Ecuador with a business providing telecommunications services.

Robbery – A man was robbed after withdrawing over $10,000 from a bank on Remigio Crespo yesterday afternoon. He drove to a restaurant on Agustín Cueva where he was amenazado (threatened – your word for the day) by the robbers who used a toy gun <I hope it wasn’t a big yellow, red and blue water pistol.>, grabbed a bag with the cash and escaped. <I wonder if the victim was carrying one of those easily identifiable bank deposit bags.> The police have a free service called “Traslado de Valores” (Transfer of Valuables). You can call 911 and ask for a police escort. This is usually provided to people making cash withdrawals and needing to take the cash to a business or home, although it’s for anyone who asks for the service.

Negocios –

Chocolatier – A restaurant, “Altísimo Chocolate, Coffee & Bistro” has opened on Gran Colombia y Benigno Malo. The business is in 4 parts – a display of sweets, a restaurant, a cafetería (coffee house) and a mini chocolate factory. The menu includes dishes, including a pasta sauce, with chocolate, a muffuletta, and desserts from different countries.

Pet friendly store – ETAFASHION stores will allow pets into their stores. The pets need to be on leash or a harness and the owner needs to have a clean up kit and inform the store staff of any accidents immediately. It’s preferred if the owners can carry their pets while in the store. <Not if your pet is a Great Dane.>

And that’s all for today so Hasta ? –

Jeanne