Viernes, 11/11/2016: Water rationing, New transportation app, Cuenca artists exhibits in Rome

Nov 12, 2016 | 0 comments

Hola, Todos – 

Pagina cultural –

Friday’s agenda events – chl jeanne logo

New postage stamps – 2 new postage stamps were launched Friday.  The series is of flowers native to Ecuador.  (That’ll give the post office enough material to last into the next century or maybe even the next millenium depending on how often they introduce new stamps.)

Magicians – Fri. in the teatro Casa de la Cultura.

Casa del Sombrero – The “Sala Real” was inaugurated Fri. in the Centro Cultural Municipal Casa del Sombrero.  The space is dedicated to the history of the calle Rafael María Arízaga along with that of the city.  It’s also linked with el Rollo, a symbol of Spanish repression and the struggle for independence.

OSC – The Orchestra played their VII concert of the 2nd season Fri. in the Museo Catedral Vieja.

Articles about –

Museo de las Conceptas – The 100 year old pipe organ in the New Cathedral will play again after a restoration.  It will play at 9:00 as part of a ceremony honoring the museum’s 30 years.

Jorge Chalco – The artist exhibited his work at the Instituto Cervantes headquarters in Rome from 22/9 to 29/10.

Ceramics – There is an exhibit of the works of Gil Vanegas in the Centro Cultural El Alfarero on la Convención del 45.

Otras cosas –

Titular – La TRI luchó hasta el final, pero cayó (The TRI fought to the end, but fell 2-1).

Ley de Cultura – The law written to foster the arts, promote reading, protect the cultural heritage and create sources of financing passed.

Relocation of military – The Ministry of Defense is  analyzing the relocation of military units stationed in the cuartel Cayambe.  Two properties in the base were donated to the City which intends to sell them for $20 million to continue to fund the Tranvía.  (Is that $20 million net after they make those road improvements?)

Elections – Monseraratt Bustamante Chán will be Paco Moncayo’s running mate for the ANC (Acuerdo Nacional por el Cambio – National Agreement for Change) coalition.  She is a 40 year old educator from Guayaquil.

Fireworks – Authorities are introducing a campaign called “Diciembre sin Pólvera” (December without Gunpowder) to reduce the risks of fireworks and injuries.  It will involve educating manufacturers and regulating distances between population centers and fireworks factories.  (And here’s the annual warning – don’t get monigotes (Old Year Dummies) stuffed with firecrackers or sawdust if you’re planning on jumping over it. You could be one of those accident statistics – and never be able to have children.)

“Moovit” – The City presented this app yesterday.  It can be downloaded from the App Store, Google Play or Windows Phone and the City’s website.  The app will tell you where the nearest bus stop is and how to get to your destination.  (“They” know where you are.)  It will let you pick a bus in real time and tell you where to transfer.  Moovit is used in 800 cities and Cuenca is the first in Ecuador.

Water rationing in Nabón – Due to reduction water flow to the treatment plant and misuse of the water, there will be cut-offs from 9-11:00, 14-16:00, & 21-6:00.  (Take this as a cautionary tale.)

Amenidades – 

Movies – as usual, go to for show times and locations.  The following movies open this week.
2D La chica del tren – Esp. y Sub.
2D Translucido – Esp.

The following movies are continuing.  All are 2D and in Esp.
Doctor Strange
Atentado en París
Oija origen del mal

Andrés López – The Colombian comedian will return to Cuenca with a new show, “Llegar a Marte” (To go to Mars).  It will be in the teatro Carlos Cueva Tamariz on jueves, 24/11 and viernes, 25/11 at 20:00.  Tickets available at Almacenes La Victoria (Gran Colombia, Monay Shopping and el Estadio.)  Main level: $36.00 and balcony: $26.00.

Deportes –

10K Por un Sonrisa (10K for a Smile) – This benefit run for children being treated at SOLCA will be on 11/11.  Register at any of the Coral Stores – Grupo Ortiz is organizing the event – until 7/12.  The run starts at 8:00 and goes from Monay Shopping to the parking lot of the Mall del Río.  Currently, about 100 children are being treated in Cuenca.  The come from different parts of the province and also the country, some traveling 10 to 12 hours.  Many of these children would not come for treatment due to lack of money for transportation.  Others need medicine, oxygen in the home and even home food delivery to insure good nutrition.

And that´s all for today so Hasta Domingo –



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