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Ingles Chile signs energy agreement with France

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29/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

PARIS.- As part of President Michelle Bachelet's official visit to France, the nation has signed two energy agreements with Chile for the development of Non-Conventional Renewable Energies (NCRE). The Chilean Minister of Energy, Marcelo Tokman, and the French head of Ecology, Energy and Territorial Planning, Hubert Falco, signed a specific agreement concerning renewable energies, as well as a letter of intent specifying the conditions of the collaboration. The pact establishes measures for cooperation between the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) and the Chilean Center for Renewable Energies. The agreement hopes to promote energy diversification, as well as generation through alternative sources and the development of non-conventional renewable energies. The initiative also establishes support for resource cadastres and power measurements for alternative...

Ingles Bachelet and UNESCO sign ecotourism initiative for Easter Island

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28/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

PARIS.- While on an official visit to France, President Michelle Bachelet and the General Director of UNESCO, Koïchiro Matsuura, signed a document today to promote sustainable ecotourism on Easter Island. According to the Mayor of Easter Island, Luz Zasso, the primary objective of the initiative is to "foster human capital in ecotourism" in an effort to preserve the heritage of the island. "To create the skills so that local people can maintain the heritage, become experts in ecotourism and preserve the tangible and intangible commodities of Easter Island", added the mayor. Management plans were also made to study how Easter Island can grow within a period of 30 years. "Improving our tourism and managing the island's resources in a sustainable fashion", continued Zasso, who also mentioned the need to implement renewable energy, since currently all of the energy used on the island...

Ingles Massú suffers defeat and bids farewell to Roland Garros

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27/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- It is the end of this road for Nicolás Massú (ATP No.120) at the Roland Garros Grand Slam Tournament, after he was defeated today during the second round of the championship by Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka (ATP No.18) with scores of 6-1, 6-1 and 6-2 in 1 hour and 14 minutes. The Chilean player has once again been left behind after a match where his Swiss counterpart was noticeably superior, with Massú playing erratically and displaying problems with his backhand. Massú has never been able to make it past the third round of the Roland Garros tournament and this time was no exception. The two players had faced each other twice before, with one win for each. It was for this reason that many thought Massú could still possibly move on in the Paris championship. Nevertheless, after the beginning of the first set it became quite apparent that the Swiss national was...

Ingles Los Jaivas continue exotic tour agenda: this time in China

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20/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- At exactly 1:35 PM next Monday, May 25, Los Jaivas will take off on Air France flight 401 en route to Paris, where they will immediately transfer to a flight for Beijing, the city where they are set to participate in the 2009 Arts Festival. The Beijing Arts Festival is known as a grand event that brings together innumerable bands and musical groups from all over the world, not to mention hundreds of other artistic and cultural expositions from 30 countries. In representation of Chile, Los Jaivas will play three concerts at distinct venues of the Far East millennium capital. The performances are set for the 28, 29 and 30 of May, in addition to a special honorary show at the Chilean Embassy, an invitation extended personally on the part of Ambassador Fernando Reyes Matta. The group also plans to visit the Forbidden City and the mythical Great Wall of China. Other exotic...

Ingles Over 20 thousand tickets already sold for Chile-Bolivia game

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20/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- 21,734 tickets have already been sold for the second-to-final home match of the Chilean National Soccer Team in the qualifying phase for the South Africa 2010 World Cup. On Wednesday, June 10 at 9:00 PM in the National Stadium, Chile goes up against Bolivia in what could potentially be a huge step for the National Team in their race to make it to South Africa. The tickets are on sale at Paris department stores in Iquique, La Serena, Viña del Mar, Valparaíso, Rancagua, Curicó, Talca, Concepción and Santiago; and are also available at the Feria del Disco in Antofagasta, La Serena, Viña del Mar, Rancagua, Talca, Chillán, Concepción, Temuco, Osorno and Puerto Montt. Ticket prices run from $9,800 pesos in the general stands to $143,800 in the "high pacific" seats. An additional 20% discount is offered if one purchases with the "Mas" card ($7.800 general). Chile goes up...

Ingles Chilean national team trains in Japan

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19/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- The Chilean national soccer team held their first practice today in Japan following a long trip that included stopovers in Paris and Tokyo before finally arriving in the city of Hirono, which has a 13 hour time difference with Chile. The team, led by Eduardo Berizzo and Luis Bonini, arrived early in the morning Japanese time, (nighttime in Chile) and, after only a brief rest, held their first practice in Asia during the afternoon (early morning in Chile). The Kirin Cup matches will begin next week, however the coaching staff for the national team hopes to observe the squadron, which includes newcomers Braulio Leal, José Rojas and Iquique native Edson Puch. Jorge Valdivia joined the team's midfield after travelling directly from the United Arab Emirates to Japan. After a 29-hour long trip from Santiago, the team worked to recharge itself at the same location used in...

Ingles Federation of Human Rights asks Chile to take a "strong stand" against torture

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07/05/09 - EMOL (Chile)

PARIS.- The International Federation of Human Rights (IFHR) asked Chile to take a "strong stand" against torture today and spoke out against the recent tendency to "excessively lower" penalties for those accused of crimes against humanity. The IFHR and its partner organization in Chile, the Corporation for the Promotion and Defense of People's Rights (Codepu), urged the Committee against Torture of the United Nations to recommend that Chile reform its constitution. Both organizations denied by way of a memo that the legal definition of torture under Chilean law has not be adapted to the Convention of the United Nations. The request is aimed at amending the constitution so that it will establish "a more democratic voting system" and incorporate human rights "in its full breadth", including the right not to be a victim of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatments and...

Ingles Chilean filmmaker wins Cannes Festival scholarship

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02/03/09 - EMOL (Chile)

PARIS.- Chilean national Esteban Larraín has been recognized as one of the six winners of the Cinefondation Residence scholarship, offered by the Cannes Film Festival to encourage young filmmakers. The four-month scholarships are given out twice per year to young film directors that are working on the screenplay for their first or second film. The Cannes Film Festival announced today through a press release that 35 year-old Larraín was recognized as part of the 18th edition of the Residence in Paris scholarship, along with Andreas Bolm of Germany, Martin Turk of Turkey, Rafael Kapelinski of Poland, Julio Hernández-Cordón of Guatemala and Yaël Gidron of Israel. Those awarded with the scholarship were selected from among the more than 160 applications that were received by the judging panel, which is presided over by the honorable President of the Cannes Festival, Gilles...

Ingles President of Chilean tennis says it will be "very, very difficult" to beat Croatia without González

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27/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Fernando González, the number one tennis player in Chile, has been diagnosed with a sciatic nerve injury that is causing him "great pain" and will not be traveling to Croatia to participate in a match that is part of the first world group round of the Davis Cup on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March. The player made the announcement through a statement that was posted on his website and caused tumult among the Chilean tennis team, headed by Hans Gildemeister, which is currently training in Paris. The president of the Chilean Tennis Federation, José Hinzpeter, stated that Gonzalez' injury, "certainly affects us, but that is just how the world of sports is sometimes". "Every now and then, players get hurt and have to sit out. We'll have to play with who we've got: Capedeville, Massú, Ormazábal, Hans Podlipnik. We have to keep our hopes up", he declared. With regards to...

Ingles Surprising "Star Wars" exhibit to come to Chile

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20/02/09 - EMOL (Chile)

SANTIAGO.- Chilean Star Wars fans are counting the days until they will be able to experience one of the most exciting events related to the epic. From March 5th until May 31st, the most important exhibition of the George Lucas films will be presented for the first time in Chile. "Star Wars: The Exhibition" will arrive at Espacio Kennedy (next to Parque Arauco) after touring several international capital cities. The exhibit includes 250 original pieces from the movies -certified by the director himself- that will reveal secrets about the production of the films. The exhibition –which has been displayed in New York, Paris, Tokyo, Brussels, London, Lisbon and Sao Paulo- has attracted more than 6 million fans, who have enjoyed seeing full-size space aircrafts and vehicles, as well as original film costumes, drawings and scale models. The display is divided into...