Thursday, 28 June 2012

Living the Life EC

Breaking news

We have some exciting news to share with you! The president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, his Minister of Defense, and other high-ranking Ecuadorian officials met with members of the SOA Watch Delegation. We are delighted that we can inform you that earlier today, President Correa started the meeting at the Presidential Palace in Quito, Ecuador, by announcing that Ecuador will no longer send its soldiers to the School of the Americas (SOA/ WHINSEC). This is a tremendous victory for the human rights community across the Americas! 

More good news bigralphhostal@gmail.com Big Ralph's is planning to continue the Sunday Brunch and have a rotating menu so the delights will be different from week to week.

Sunday 1 July 2012 10.00 to14.00


POACHED EGGS BENEDICT
HUEVOS ESCALFADOS BENEDICTO

SMOKED SALMON & SCRAMBLED EGGS
SALMON AHUMADO & HUEVOS REVUELTOS

HOMEMADE WAFFLES WITH MAPLE SYRUP & ICE CREAM
WAFFLES CASEROS CON ALMIBAR DE MAPLE & HELADO

GRILLED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD WITH BACON
ENSALADA CESAR CON POLLO A LA GRILLA Y TOCINO

TRADITIONAL ENGLISH BREAKFAST
DESAYUNO TRADICIONAL INGLES

QUICHE OF THE DAY WITH GREEN BEAN SALAD
QUICHE DEL DIA CON ENSALADA DE VAINITAS

EGG OMELETTE WITH MUSHROOMS, CHEESE OR HAM
OMELET DE HUEVO CON HONGOS, QUESO O JAMON

CARROT CAKE & ICE CREAM
TORTA DE ZANAHORIA & HELADO

COFFE OR TE INCLUDED / CAFÉ O TE INCLUIDO

                                                     
Overgrown sidewalk
 Crash Helmets and seat belts are safety items that have been mandated by law that they be worn if you are the driver and front passenger of a motor car and also driving a motorcycle.
When you are walking around Salinas, you very soon find out that your safety is not a consideration when it comes to sidewalks; they come in all shapes and sizes.
   
Poor condition to good condition
The condition and their construction can be good to poor or non- existent. The material used is mainly concrete, but pavers are used and also ceramic tile. 
Sidewalks can vary in height and width; the height of a sidewalk  for the most part depends on who put it there.
The malecon, which was installed by the city and forms part of the sea wall, is covered with pavers and, for the most part, is very well maintained. Along the Malecon, there are two ramps for the wheelchair bound to use; both of these are located on either side of the boat ramp.


In need of maintenance 

There is a photo of a city maintained sidewalk with a ramp cut into it.
The other images show various sidewalk examples, where the sidewalk is in disrepair. The height of the sidewalk is a big trip hazard. If you are walking along, talking or taking in the view, you can easily not see a change in the height of the sidewalk and take a tumble.

Cut away ramp for wheelchairs


This is all part of living here, where there is a mixture of thoughts on how to build without a standard, and then who maintains it.



More Breaking news

Just heard the Supreme Court's ruling -- such exciting news! Obamacare has passed.
We don’t know all the details just yet, but this hard-fought battle was worth it. The Court’s ruling means we can expand coverage, lower out-of-pocket costs, allow students to stay on their parents’ insurance until they turn 26, and end insurance industry abuses like denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions.



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