Jueves, 6/10/2016: Tame still under fire, Corruption at Petroecuador, Ecuador wins!

Oct 7, 2016 | 1 comment

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Thursday’s and Friday’s agenda events – chl jeanne logo

Conciertos – The Orquesta Sinfónica de Cuenca will have teaching concerts for kids in 29 schools Thurs. and Fri. at 9:00 and 11:00 in the teatro de la Casa de la Cultura.

Teatro – “Un Recompensa Monstruosa” will be Thurs. and Fri. at 18:00 and 20:00 in the sala “Alfonso Carrasco.”

Upcoming agenda events –

Concierto – There will be an homage to Carlota Jaramillo on Sat., at 20:00 in the teatro Carlos Cueva.  Tickets avail. at Librimundi and Areldi.
 
Articles about –

“Geografía Física y Humana del Azuay” – An encyclopedia of the Physical and Human Geography of Azuay has been edited by two professors at the U. of Cuenca. The book will be officially presented on 26/10.

Bienal – The opening date of La Bienal de Cuenca will be 25/11. There was a budget reason that caused the change the date from 21/10 to 25/11.

Accordion – Rubén Ruipérez Jiménez has started giving accordion lessons at his space on calle Jesús Dávila y Cornelio Merchán (on the corner, behind the ECU911. There is also an exhibit of accordions.

Otras cosas – 

Titular – Ecuador-Chile, partido de alta presión (Ecuador-Chile, high pressure game). Update: After winning only one point in its last four World Cup qualifier matches, Ecuador won convincingly, 3-0 in Quito on Thursday, defeating the reigning America’s Cup champion. Ecuador plays Bolivia next week in La Paz.

Airport – Giovanni Dillon, director of DGAC (the civil aviation agency) reaffirmed to a Legislative Commission of  Autonomous Governments that the runway is in optimum condition. The decision to land in bad weather depends on the pilot and also the weight of the aircraft. Wed. night, on a wet runway, a LAN plane landed normally. Airlines are supposed to give 48 hour notice when cancelling flights, but one of TAME’s cancellations came just before take-off.  (We really could do with some new airlines serving Cuenca. Are more flights on smaller aircraft more expensive than fewer flights with larger aircraft?)

Petroecuador – Ex-minister of hydrocarbons Carlos Pareja, was tied in to suspected acts of corruption discovered in an investigation of illegal actions in Petroecuador. After processing information in the Panama papers, an irregular transfer of $1 million into Pareja’s account was discovered.

Petroecuador – VP Jorge Glas and the presidential legal secretary held a press conference and said that a network of corruption operated in Petroecuador which moved $12 million into Panamanian accounts.  The ex-manager and hydrocarbon minister was involved along with 11 others.  (What is it about the oil business that attracts crooks and corner cutters and people who don’t care if there’s going to be a tomorrow?)
 
Opposition candidates – Jaime Nebot (mayor of Guayaquil) floated a proposal that the opposition coalesce around one presidential candidate.  Currently Paco Moncayo, Guillermo Lasso y Cynthia Viteri are running.
 
Voting – Women will be a force in the ballot boxes.  According to the CNE (Consejo National Electoral), there are 12,816,698 people eligible to vote – 6,432,597 women (50.2%) and the rest men.  378,292 voters live overseas.  There are 667,401 voters in the 16-18 year old range for whom voting is optional.  Adults 18-65 number 10,708,969, and seniors number 1,421,328.  (If the numbers don’t add up, so what.  I’ve got better things to do with my time than check newspaper arithmetic.)

Universidad del Adulto Mayor – The UAM is starting a new term with workshops geared towards adults.  Register with the Secretary de la UAM (calle Estévez de Toral 9-53 y Bolívar).

Discuentos y compras –

Banco Guayaquil – 8% off on TVs at Coral with your B. Guayaquil debit or credit card – fine print: restrictions apply, promotion is on selected merchandise, good until 12/31 or stock runs out.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne

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