Martes, 22/3/2016: SRI pays $61 million to the aged and disabled, Child prodigy violinist plays with orchestra, Internet service for buses

Mar 23, 2016 | 0 comments

Hola, Todos –

Pagina cultural –

Ongoing or finished events –

Sacred music – Tues. at the Museo Catedral Vieja.chl jeanne logo

Upcoming events –

Sacred music – Wed. 23/3 at 20:00 in the Museo Catedral Vieja with the Santa Catalina and colegio Alemán Stiehle choruses.

Obra teatralWed. 23/3 at 20:00 in the Teatro de Bolsillo at Sono (Pres. Borrero y Pres. Córdova). The play, “Los nacimientos” (The births) is based on the book, “Memoria del Fuego I.” Cost: $5.00.

Calling for exhibitors – for the “Circo Moda” exposition which will be from 9-12/4 in the El Vado barrio. The fair will have performing arts, design and gastronomy with registrations taken until this Fri. Get the entry form on the Facebook page: CircoModa or email

Articles about –

CIDAP opened a show called “Fe y Devoción” (Faith and Devotion – those might as well be your words for the day and if I find one I like better, you’ll get a freebie.) which will run to 29/4. 7 artists are showing works with a religious theme for Holy Week.

Violinist Aisha Syed Castro, will play with the OSC on Wed and Thu at 20:00 in the Teatro Pumapungo. She entered the Yehudi Menuhin School for child prodigies at age 13.

Young people are writing poetry and posting it on the internet.

The Show de Zamba y Karamba, two Argentinean “pasayos” (clowns) will perform in the Sala Comunitaria del Museo Pumapungo on Sat and Sun at 10:00 and at 16:00 each day. It’s a circus arts show, cost: $2.00. (That shouldn’t break the bank.)

Otras cosas –

Titular – Obama alienta a Cuba sobre fin del embargo (Obama encourages Cuba over end of embargo) (Is it just me, or does Raúl Castro look like a Norman Rockwell grandfather to you, too?) Obama was accompanied by a trade group including Airbnb, a Spanish chef, and an on-line payment business who met with Cuban businesses. (So pretty soon any Iowan will be able to buy a Cuban cigar at the local smoke shop.)

Tranvía – no work has been done for 3 months at the bajada de Milchichig which is a commercial area specializing in tent sales.

SRI – refunded $60.76 million to the aged and disabled who made 353,837 applications in 2015. The IVA refunds are for basic necessities for personal use and not for items purchased for commercial sale or use. Seniors can claim up to $219.60/mo. (That translates to $3660 in purchases!) The objective of the refund is to improve the quality of life for vulnerable groups and SRI has been identifying abusers of the system which included a senior claiming taxes on baby shoes and clothes, ballet classes for someone 71% disabled, and 10 jabas (cases?) of beer for an adulto mayor. (So if you’re claiming a tax refund on those bottles of Grey Goose or Glenfiddich, better watch out.)

Internet on buses – ETAPA and the Transport Chamber are analyzing how to cover the costs of internet service on buses. The devices should be installed on the first 50 buses in April with the rest of the 475 bus fleet ready in June.

Taxi service – at the airport will be improved with an agreement between the Taxi Union and the Airport Corporation.

Road conditions – landslides and road collapses on the following routes – km 43 of la vía Gualaceo-Plan de Milagro-Limón (now fixed); slides in the sector Rosario; one lane open on the vía Paute-Guarumales-Méndez; part of the Pescado Grande bridge obstructed; along the vía Cuenca-Molleturo-Puerta Inca, a bypass at km 88 of is open (that’s the route through the Cajas to Guayaquil), km 92.5 has a single lane open after half the road collapsed, and km 106 has a dirt fall. The vía Macas-Riobamba at Tinguichaca is only one lane. (So drive with caution or fly.)

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –




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