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New public bicycle system to launch, Get your tickets for a tram ride, Yoga workshops, The EU helps out with earthquake relief

Martes, 19/3/2019

Hola, Todos –
Actividades –

De la pagina cultural –

Concierto – Boris Vian y Bardo José will play el jueves a las 21:00 in the República Sur (Pres. Córdova 5-55). Cost: $5.00 and $7.00.

Del cuerpo del periodico –

Tranvía – There will be training rides every 15 minutes starting this week. You can get your ticket to ride in the office of the Patio Taller on av. México and get on the train at av. De Las Américas y México. Get to the stop 15 minutes before the time on your ticket.

Who told her she could look?

Taller de yoga – There will be a yoga workshop in the “Ciencia de la Espiritualidad” yoga center from 30/3 to 6/4 from 14-18:00. <Four hours of yoga? Isn’t that a little much?> For more info. or to register, call 098 956 6557. <Or have your facilitator do it if the thought of talking on the phone in Spanish paralyzes your tongue. And have your facilitator go with you so they can pour you into a taxi and get you home afterward.>

Otras cosas –

Titular – Modernizan paradas de buses (Modernization of bus stops) – Starting last week, 100 of the 600 bus stops in Cuenca are being replaced, with the first ones installed at 12 de Abril y Federico Malo, 12 de Abril y Solano, and Remigio Crespo y Agustín Cueva. The stops will be in areas with heavy traffic. The stops come with seating, LED lighting that turns on at 18:00 <And no need to do seasonal resets.>. There are 4 models and the fanciest has a space for advertising, a space that serves as an information board, an electronic screen showing routes and bus schedules, a place to charge your phone, and a Wifi connection. The structures will not cost the city anything and are being provided as part of a public-private alliance with Letrasigma. <I wonder how long those electronic screens are going to last – unless they’re covered in high impact resistant plastic and a grafitti resistant coating.>

Bici Pública – The Sistema de Bicicleta Pública (ACAY – all cognates, all yours) will be launched by EMOV tomorrow. There will be 20 stops with 10 already installed, with 240 bikes in the city. There is a pre-registration process where prospective bike users can go to www.emov.gob.ec or to the office on Paseo 3 de Noviembre. <Better sign up early and use it early before all the bikes wind up left all over the city instead of at official drop off locations.>

$51 million – The EU and Ecuador have signed two financing agreements to support Manabí and Esmeraldas Provinces which were affected by the 2016 earthquake.

Deportes –

Pickleball – A group of North Americans plays pickleball at the Complejo Bolivariano every day. Curt W. was interviewed about the game which is a combination of badminton, “padel” (?), tennis and table tennis. < Was that a sport designed by a committee?> For more info, go to Facebook: Pickleball Cuenca.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Mañana –

Jeanne