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  • Escrito por Darianna Mendoza Lobaina, ACN
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Debate in Holguín about the social use of the Internet

The impact of the use of the Internet and communication technologies on citizens was discussed during the opening of the event Bloguerías de Mayo, which takes place during the International Festival of Artistic Youth in Holguín until May 8th.

Carlos Parra, president of the Information Technology Union of Cuba in the eastern territory, highlighted that civil society is represented in this workshop and played by key actors in the use of current information platforms.

The positioning of Cuban content on national websites, digital development, as well as the ethical, cultural and legal challenges involved in the publication of personal information on social networks, were among the themes presented in the event.

During the session it was also discussed the need to promote the efficient use of these technological tools from basic knowledge to protect the privacy of each Internet user, Parra said.

In the next days of the sixth edition of Bloguerías de Mayo they will make a panel related to the role of the community manager as responsible for the work of the different institutions in the social networks, for which they summoned members of the media of the territory, besides journalists from Cubadebate and the Cuban News Agency, explained Luis Ernesto Ruiz Martínez, coordinator of the meeting.

Accordingly, they will present the experiences of the weekly ¡ahora! and the University of Holguín, which shows important progress with the work of its managers in the digital universe; said the also member of the Organizing Committee. The Bloguerías de Mayo constitute a meeting point for journalists, bloggers and hypermedia content specialists today.

  • Escrito por Darianna Mendoza Lobaina, ACN
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Pilgrimage in Holguín

The twenty-sixth edition of the May Pilgrimage is held in the city of Holguín; starting with a traditional parade and a speech by Alexis Triana, honorable president of the organizing committee of this event which will continue until May 8th.

An opening gala took place in front of the emblematic provincial museum La Periquera, and from the balcony of this institution considered a National Monument, Triana summoned the people of Holguín to participate in the World Festival of Artistic Youth that these days makes the eastern city the Young Art Capital.

Alexis Triana is the director of the Center of Cultural Communication of the Ministry of Culture of Cuba and in 1993 he was the main founder of the May Pilgrimage, as a space for people exchange considering customs and artistic creation.

More than 40 foreign delegates and hundreds of Cubans from different parts of the country paraded through the central streets of Holguín in an atmosphere of enthusiasm, color and cultural diversity, in the middle of the Hymn of Joy, song identifying the event.

Members of the Hermanos Saíz Association, dance companies, theatrical artists, amateur artists of the houses of culture, the José Martí Brigade of art instructors and students of all educational levels came together at the evening, and later they ascended the symbolic Hill of the Cross to deposit the Holguín ax.

During the festivities this symbol of the aboriginal societies guards the so-called Cuban city of the parks from its peak and becomes an important tourist attraction.

The Congress Our Memory, considered the backbone of the Festival, will open its sessions with the Culture and Revolution conference offered by the doctor of science Olga Portuonado.

Also in the Young Art Festival there will be moments for jazz, trova, photography, theater, dance, handicrafts and plastic arts, as well as theoretical panels, exhibitions, lectures and talks. Every year, for more than two decades, from May 2nd to 8th, Holguín returns to its roots as a permanent setting for a celebration of tradition and modernity.

  • Escrito por Ania María MuletFernández, ACN
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Expoambiente Holguín shows strategies to protect the ozone layer

The Cuban strategies for the protection of the ozone layer since the implementation of the Kigali Amendment, that was conceived in order to drastically reduce greenhouse gases and global warming, were included among the topics discussed on Thursday at Expoambiente -2019 which is held in the city of Holguín.

This event shows the results obtained during a year in the provincial environmental management, and the first day was dedicated to the initiatives created by the Cuban State for the conservation of that protective shield that in the stratosphere prevents harmful solar radiation from reaching the Earth, as a commitment to the amendment to the well-known Montreal Protocol of 1987.

The meeting was led by Doctor in Sciences Nelson Espinosa Pena, director of the Ozone Technical Unit in Cuba, who announced some of the most significant actions applied in the Island to pursuit the stability of the ozone concentration in the atmosphere.

In this sense, he highlighted the implementation of good refrigeration practices, designed to train the technicians of these trades in such a way that their methods do not emit substances that exhaust the layer.

The procedures involving refrigerant fluids, also called industrial refrigerants, such as chlorofluorocarbons and haloalkanes, he said, are threats to atmospheric ozone because they are gases with high fluoride and chlorine composition.

He also noted the joint actions with the Cuba’s Petroleum Union for the reactivation of a plant producing refrigerant gases derived from hydrocarbons that constitutes a great contribution to the substitution of imports in terms of chemical compounds that do not affect the ozone layer.

There was also discussed the potential of Pinares de Mayarí in Sierra de Nipe, where La Mensura National Park is located, for its exploitation as health and nature tourism.

This area of eastern Cuba has a climate regime different from the provincial and national average because of its position with respect to the Atlantic anticyclone and its mountainous conditions that make it suitable for the treatment and rehabilitation of various diseases through the climatotherapy and balneotherapy.

As part of the event there were also displayed in the exhibition area of the Cultural-Commercial Complex Plaza de La Marqueta of the city, experiences of environmental management from Holguín agencies, entities and institutions such as the Center for Research and Environmental Services, the delegation of the Ministry of Tourism and Lazaro Peña Cigar Factory, leader in the production of the brandsCriollo and Aroma.

Today, Expoambiente 2019 dedicates the final encounter to education about nature, with the presentation of papers on the importance of educational excursions to make aware about the protection of the environment.