Hola, Todos –
De la pagina cultural –
Festival de Artesanías – The Inauguration of the XVII edition of CIDAP’s Festival of American Crafts will be el 31/10 with the opening of the Mexican pavillion. Mexico is this year’s featured country. The number of proposals for inclusion in the International Pavillion tripled this year. The festival will be from 1-4/10. <Perfect timing for getting your Christmas shopping done with time to put it in the mail and arrive before Xmas.>
Coloring books – Artist Jaime Lara is promoting 2 books of “Los Cuadernos para Colorear” in the series “Yo pinto Cuenca.” Each book has 13 drawings of mandalas. Cost: $10 (for both?). Order them by calling 099 689 2153. <Should I assume, despite all received evidence, that you are all either learning or speaking Spanish and I don’t have keep on nagging?>
Ad from Pagina Cultura – Yo Soy Parte de Ti (I am part of you) will be on 23/10 a las 20:00 in the Teatro Carlos Cueva Tamaríz. It’s something to do with the Reina de Cuenca Cuenca contest. Maybe the one where they pick a new queen. <Sorry, guys – I don’t know if this includes a bathing suit segment or not.> Tickets available at Fundación Reinas de Cuenca (Calle San Roque y Av. 12 de Abril) or Plaza Europea (Roberto Crespo y Luis Moreno Mora). Cost: $15.00.
Otras cosas –
Titular – Acuerdo por la paz (Peace agreement) – See yesterday’s and todays CHL article for the details.
Solid waste transfer station – Juan Ordóñez, general manager for EMAC (the garbage company) said the recent protests demonstrated the need for a solid waste transfer station where garbage trucks would be able to unload into containers under emergency circumstances. It would not be used for permanent disposal of waste nor as a recycling station. Those functions would still be at sanitary landfill in Pichacay. <And when there is no unrest or natural disaster, the containers could be used as a homeless shelter.>
Care for older adults – Specialists at the hospital José Carrasco Arteaga are training people in how to care for dependent aged family members. Family members will learn about nutrition, physical stimulation, nursing, emotional and behavioral assessment, social management and laws protecting the aged. <And that’s why taxistas always say “Pobrecito(a)” when you tell them you live solo or sola. No one to help you. Don’t worry, there’s a garbage container with your name on it.>
Animal refuge – The Yural Allpa zoo and refuge in Tarqui has asked for donations of food from citizens to help feed their rescued animals. Over the weekend, Supermaxi donated a good deal of food, but more is still needed. <The story I heard was that Supermaxi’s meat truck was delayed too long, so they donated the past “sell-by” meat to the zoos.> To help, call 098 565 2133. Pleas have gone out in Quito and Guayaquil for similar help for zoo donations in those cities.
Red Cross – A Red Cross team coordinated the transport of medical supplies and liquid oxygen from Guayaquil to Cuenca. The convoy to supply necessities to regional, public and private hospitals in Azuay and Cañar arrived yesterday after 25 hours of driving. They took the vía Durán-Tambo where they stopped at a factory supplier.
Descuentos y compras –
DelBank Delgado Travel – Money exchange in minutes (I think I’ve gotten Euros and Soles there) – Colombia, Perú, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela <or maybe this is just where they can arrange travel to> – Gran Colombia 5-21 y Mariano Cueva.
And that’s all for today so Hasta el ? –