Biólogo ecuatoriano finalista en pretigioso concurso mundial de fotografía.

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“Wildlife Photographer of the Year” es quizás uno de los más importantes concursos de fotografía de naturaleza en el mundo, cada año convoca a fotógrafos de más de doscientos países para que pongan a la naturaleza bajo el lente de sus cámaras.

Jóvenes, adultos y aficionados participan cada año en el concurso organizado por una de las entidades más prestigiosas del Reino Unido, el Natural History Museum. Más de setenta mil fotografías compiten por un galardon en distintas categorías.

Este año, el ecuatoriano, Lucas Bustamante, participó en la categoría “comportamiento de invertebrados” con una imagen tomada en el Parque Naccional Yasuní. La fotografía muestra el momento dramático en que una cigarra es deborada por cientos de hormigas. Ese instante, que pocos podrán ver, fue seleccionado como finalista del concurso. Ahora la fotografía es parte de un libro que recopila las mejores imágenes y está siendo exhibida en el Museo de Historia Natural en Londres.

Esta no es la primera vez que el trabajo de Lucas recibe distinciones, sus fotografías han sido publicadas por la National Geograpich; en 2016 ganó el concurso de fotografía que realiza el Museo Smithsoniano en Washington y en noviembre de este año visitará nuevamente esa ciudad para recibir un reconocimiento por uno de sus proyectos en el que destaca las cuatro regiones del Ecuador.

Durante su visita a Londres, Bustamante tuvo una reunión con el Embajador de Ecuador en Reino Unido, Carlos Abad Ortíz. El jefe de la misión diplomática manifestó su apoyo al trabajo de Lucas y discutieron varios proyectos a realizarse en la capital británica. 

Lucas Bustamante a sus 28 años de edad es biólogo y director fotográfico de Tropical Herping, una institución que fundó en 2009 para preservar los reptiles y anfibios tropicales. A través de sus imágenes  y el turismo Lucas quiere conectar a la ciencia y la sociedad con fines de conservación.

Si desea explorar el trabajo de Lucas Bustamante puede visitar el página web www.tropicalherping.com o seguirlo en redes sociales, en Twitter como @lukTH, en Instagram como @luksth y en Facebook como: Tropical Herping.

 

Fotografía finalista 2017

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Marcas ecuatorianas presentes en el London Chocolate Show

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Para los amantes del cacao, octubre es un mes emocionante. La capital británica celebra su amor al chocolate durante una semana en la que se desarrollan varios eventos relacionados con esta fruta, el más importante, el “The Chocolate Show 2017”.

A este evento asisten los mejores chocolateros y marcas del mundo. El chocolate en todas sus formas irresistibles, trufas, helados, fudge, brownies, barras, pasteles y postres son parte del escenario.

En este contexto, la Embajada de Ecuador en Reino Unido y la Oficina Comercial PRO Ecuador UK  trabajaron junto con los exportadores de nuestro país con el objetivo de promover los sabores del producto nacional.

En esta ocasión siete marcas ecuatorianas participaron del evento, Angovi Chocolates, Chocolate San José, Ecuador Pavilion, Perla Organic Chocolate, Villakuyaya, Dark Chocolate y Washu Chocolate presentaron lo mejor de sus producción.

Al final del encuentro, los organizadores premiaron a los mejores. Pacari obtuvo 17 de los galardores. En el evento participaron más de cien marcas de chocolate y asistieron alrededor de treinta mil personas.

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Embassies of Brazil and Ecuador invite you to the concert performed by Diego Carneiro

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Diego Carneiro explores classical, Brazilian and Ecuadorian themes

Born in Belem, in the Amazon Region of Brazil, Carneiro is a multifaceted artist, one of the most distinguished Brazilian cellists of his generation.  He obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano viola da gamba, conducting, and cello from Columbia University, USA, Trinity College of Music, UK, and the Haute École de Musique, Switzerland.  He has won several international prizes and awards such as the Solti Prize, the Tillett Trust, the Myra Hess Trust, the Leonardo Smith Competition, the Barbirolli Award, the Emerging Solo Artist Competition, and the Duche D’acua Viva prize, among others.

In 2006 Diego appeared as a soloist in the London Promenade concert at the Royal Albert Hall, which was recorded by BBC Radio 3, and also performed for the Suisse Romande Radio.  In the same year, he joined the Live Music Now scheme created by Sir Yehudi Menuhim.

Carneiro’s classical music training has been influenced by traditional artistic movements, particularly form the Amazon Region, which inspired his composition using bird calls, and his documentaries entitled “Amazonia, the Resounding Jungle”, “The Conference of Birds”, and “A Cello in Kenya”.  In 2009 he founded a non-profit organization, Amazonart, which brings international artists together to support educational and social projects in many different countries, mainly in the Andean and Amazon regions.  Recently, he founded the Ecuador Youth Orchestra with young talented musicians who would not have opportunities to develop their musical careers.

The Orchestra has so far performed several beneficial concerts:  a fundraiser to help rebuild the destroyed areas affected by the earthquake that hit Ecuador; a concert for the peace movement on the Colombian-Ecuadorian border; a concert in the Amazon Region of Yasuni in Ecuador; and more recently, a tour in Rio de Janeiro, called the RioCello Festival, playing in mainstream concert halls as well as in the favelas of Rio.  The Ecuador Youth Orchestra’s and Diego’s biggest dream is to come to the summer music festivals in the United Kingdom in 2018 and generate an important cultural exchange that will benefit young talents.

This is a bi-national concert which has the objective of promoting the Brazilian-Ecuadorian repertoire and celebration the Orchestra’s achievements in both countries.

Embajada de Ecuador en Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte invita al acto cívico en honor del Primer Grito de Independencia

La Embajada del Ecuador en Gran Bretaña e Irlanda del Norte invita a la comunidad ecuatoriana al acto cívico y brindis de honor por motivo del Primer Grito de Independencia.

Fecha: Jueves – 10 agosto 2017 – de 17:30 a 20:00
Lugar: Sección Consular del Ecuador en Londres
144-146 Kings Cross Road, WC1X 9DU, London

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La Embajada de Ecuador en Londres recibe a la delegación paralímpica

img-20170719-wa0001img-20170719-wa0002Los atletas paralímpicos ecuatorianos fueron recibidos esta mañana (19 de julio), por el embajador, Carlos Abad, en las instalaciones de la Misión diplomática en Londres. La reunión fue aprovechada para felicitar y reconocer la valiosa participación de los deportistas en el Campeonato Mundial de Atletismo Paralímpico 2017, que se desarrolla en la capital británica.

El Embajador destacó el apoyo que el Estado ha dado en los últimos años al área deportiva. Pero, sobre todo, elogió el esfuerzo y dedicación de los deportistas. Gracias a ello se han ubicado en los primeros puestos, entre los 90 países participantes.

Freddy Moposita, preparador físico, habló de los avances del deporte paralímpico nacional. Destacó la buena preparación de los competidores y su equipo técnico. Esta es la primera vez que la delegación de Ecuador está integrada por 12 deportistas, ‘Todos con la voluntad para representar al Ecuador con la bandera en el corazón, señaló Moposita.

Finalmente, los atletas se despidieron con el ánimo de seguir levantando más medallas. Al momento, Ecuador suma tres preseas de plata obtenidas por Damián Carcelén, en 400 metros; Poleth Méndez y Stalin Mosquera, en competencia de bala y Anais Lara, con bronce en 400 metros. Además, Darwin Castro con su guía Sebastián Rosero obtuvieron el cuarto puesto en los cinco mil metros.

Gabriel Ortiz at: PARALLAX ‘ART’ FAIR

gabriel-ortiz-3Gabriel Ortiz is an exceptionally talented plastic Artist and has managed to get a place at Parallax Art Fair his year to showcase his work.

When: 22nd and 23rd July

Where: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5EE

Time: 11:00 to 17:00

FREE TICKETS: http://www.parallaxaf.co/tickets.html

Gabriel has been working on a new collection specifically for this Art Fair mixing dramatic colours and shapes with his passion for animals and nature!

This is the sixteenth edition of Parallax Art Fair, exhibiting more than 7000 works of fine, decorative and applied arts from around the world. It is a place where different cultures mix and new ideas are shared all in uplifting surroundings and to the accompaniment of classic and jazz musicians. It is an experience not to be missed.

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Official Statement Regarding the Recent Attacks

London, 5th June 2017

The Embassy of Ecuador presents its compliments to the Honourable Foreign and Commonwealth Office and with deep shock and rejection refers about the terrorist attack which took place last Saturday at London Bridge and Borough Market.

The Embassy of Ecuador wishes to express, to Her Majesty’s Government and the people of the United Kingdom the deepest sympathy of the Government and people of Ecuador for the horrific loss of innocent lives and the casualties suffered.

This Diplomatic Mission most energetically condemns such attacks, which constitutes a crime against humanity and contravenes all the norms and principles of a civilised society.

The Embassy of Ecuador avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the Honourable Foreign and Commonwealth Office the assurances of its highest consideration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Official Statement Regarding the Recent Attacks

From my consideration:

With the careful request that it be brought to the attention of the British authorities, I have enclosed in the attached document the Official Communiqué which the Ministry of Foreign Relations Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility has issued to express their condolences and solidarity With the victims and relatives of the bombing in the city of Manchester, the day from yesterday. It should be noted that the aforementioned Communiqué has been published on the This Chancellery.

Sincerely,

Comunicado Oficial Por Atentado

De mi consideración:

Con el atento pedido de que se sirva llevar a conocimiento de las autoridades británicas,remito en documento adjunto el Comunicado Oficial que el Ministerio de RelacionesExteriores y Movilidad Humana ha emitido para expresar sus condolencias y solidaridadcon las víctimas y familiares del atentado perpetrado en la ciudad de Mánchester, el díade ayer.Cabe señalar que el referido Comunicado ha sido publicado en la página electrónica de esta Cancillería.

Atentamente,

Ecuador’s National Electoral Council declares official results in Presidential Election

Ecuador’s National Electoral Council declares official results in Presidential Election

 

Press release from the Embassy of Ecuador in London / April 5th 2017

 

 

1) ELECTORAL PROCESS IN ECUADOR

 

With 99.65% of the total votes counted, Ecuador´s National Electoral Council informed the country of the official results in the second round of elections:
The candidate for Alianza PAIS Movement, Lenín Moreno, obtained 5,057,149 votes, equivalent to 51, 16%;

 

The candidate for SUMA – CREO Alliance, Guillermo Lasso, obtained 4,827,753 votes, corresponding to 48.84%.

 

Absenteeism of 17.03%, equivalent to 2,180,955 voters, has been recorded, from 10,628,045 voters registered.

 

The elections of April 2nd were impeccable, as recognized by the National Electoral Council and the observer missions that participated in this election.

 

According to the National Electoral Council, 97% of the electoral boards had delegates from the two contending political organizations.

 

The tight difference between the two candidates (2.32%) is not unique in the region’s electoral process. In recent history for instance:

 

  • Peru, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won in 2016 by 2% Keiko Fujimori;
  • Argentina, Mauricio Macri won in 2015, by 6% to Daniel Scioli.

 

2) ELECTORAL PROCESS ABROAD

 

The right to vote is a right that Ecuador gives to its migrants abroad. In fact, Ecuador has gone a step further by granting them the right to legislative representation.

 

In this electoral process, 106 polling stations were established around the world, with 529 voting points in Europe Asia and Oceania, 110 in Latin America and 225 in the United States and Canada.

 

A total of 378,292 people had the opportunity to participate in the three constituencies abroad.

 

3) MISSIONS OF INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS

 

The international bodies accredited were:

 

UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) , headed by former President of Uruguay, José Mujica as special representative of the Mission;

 

The OAS, led by the former president of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez;

 

The World Association of Electoral Organizations (A-Web), whose head of mission was Carmen Imbert; and

 

The Inter-American Union of Electoral Bodies (UNIORE), chaired by María Wapenka.

 

A total of 280 international observers monitored the elections in Ecuador.

 

The OAS and UNASUR have recognized the victory of Lenin Moreno. José Mujica, of the observer mission of the UNASUR regional bloc, escribed the elections as “an electoral process with exemplary coordination”

 

In a report, the OAS asserts that “there were no discrepancies between the observed records and official data.” And has lamented “the political use made of polling polls that were published minutes before the close of voting.”

 

Leonel Fernández, Chief Observer Mission of the OAS, noted that they did not observe any discrepancy between the results of the CNE and the vote tallies they observed.

 

Carmen Imbert, head of the International Observation Mission of the World Association of Electoral Organizations (A-Web), observed in the various polling stations she visited during the day, that the process took place in “absolute transparency and order. “

 

UNASUR also agreed with the assessment of the OAS. “I have made clear that there was no possibility of fraud, there is no possibility of any deception to the electorate and it can be said with confidence that in Electoral Council is giving the guarantees for the Ecuadorian people to vote freely,” said Alexander Vega, general coordinator of mission.

 

4) CONGRATULATIONS OF STATES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

 

Heads of State who have already congratulated the people of Ecuador on the April 2nd elections of Lenin Moreno by the results obtained in the second round:

 

  • Government of Spain
  • Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the Organization of American States
  • Ibero- american General Secretariat
  • Mauricio Macri, Argentina;
  • Enrique Peña Nieto, Mexico;
  • Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia;
  • Michelle Bachelet, Chile;
  • Luis Guillermo Solís, Costa Rica;
  • Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peru;
  • Salvador Sánchez Ceren, El Salvador;
  • Horacio Cartes, Paraguay;
  • Juan Carlos Varela, Panama;
  • Evo Morales, Bolivia;
  • Raúl Castro Ruz, Cuba;
  • Daniel Ortega, Nicaragua;
  • Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela;