Event raises over €7,000 for eye clinic in Guatemala

Event raises over €7,000 for eye clinic in Guatemala

Vini e Capricci by Abraham’s, a local wine and food importer and distributor, raised €7,200 for the Guatemala Foundation during a tribute dinner to honour Italian winemaker Michele Chiarlo. These funds will go towards the building of a specialist eye clinic in Guatemala, a project led by ophthalmologist Franco Mercieca.

The tribute dinner, held at the retail, dining and events concept store in Xewkija, brought together wine aficionados, culinary enthusiasts and industry professionals to celebrate the esteemed career of Chiarlo. Known for his winemaking skills and dedication to his craft, he has been an ambassador for Italian wines around the world for decades.

Guests were treated to a menu specially curated by the chefs at Vini e Capricci, who paired each course with Chiarlo’s wines.

The Guatemala Foundation, a non-profit organisation committed to improving the lives of underprivileged communities in Guatemala, expressed its gratitude for the remarkable support and generous contributions from guests and partners.

“We are immensely grateful to Vini e Capricci and all the attendees for their incredible generosity,” Mercieca said.

“Thanks to their support, we will be able to make a positive impact on the lives of many individuals and communities. It is events such as these that help make the impossible, possible.”

Vini e Capricci founder and director Abraham Said added: “Events like these underscore the power of bringing together like-minded individuals who share a common vision for making a difference within our global community and the evening provided a fitting tribute and celebration to our dear friend and partner, Michele Chiarlo.”

UIPM Congress switched from Guatemala to online event

UIPM Congress switched from Guatemala to online event

Some also criticised the process by which riding was replaced, complaining of a lack of transparency, but an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport by the Danish Modern Pentathlon Association was dismissed.

Advocates of the new fifth discipline argue it makes modern pentathlon more accessible.

It should also avoid a repeat of the upsetting scenes of Tokyo 2020, where German coach Kim Raisner was sent home in disgrace for punching a horse that refused to jump during the women’s competition.

All of this means that this year’s UIPM Congress, while not elective, promises to be a contentious gathering.

The UIPM has said the Congress will be streamed on the UIPM TV platform.

Modern pentathlon has been left off the initial programme for the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics.

However, the International Olympic Committee has said there is a “pathway” for it to be added.

UIPM President Klaus Schormann has led the organisation since 1993 and is in his eighth term as President.

The German chaired the UIPM Fifth Discipline Working Group which was tasked with overseeing the process of finding a replacement for riding.

Pollo Campero's Annual 'Luces Campero' Event Goes Virtual From Guatemala

Pollo Campero’s Annual ‘Luces Campero’ Event Goes Virtual From Guatemala

The event, typically held in Guatemala and El Salvador with thousands in attendance, will be on the CamperoUSA Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/CamperoUSA), which will show the event in five countries, including HondurasEcuador and, for the first time, the U.S.

“Our annual Luces Campero event, while a little different this year as so many of our holiday traditions are during the pandemic, will bring a beloved tradition to life in a new way,” said Campero USA Managing Director Luis Javier Rodas. “Though it will be virtual, we are happy to bring it to more people this year, including those in the U.S. for the first time, to enjoy music, fireworks and fun to kick off the holiday season.”

Luces Campero will offer viewers a 360-degree immersive experience via Facebook Live. The event will kick off with a virtual performance by the Cuban group, Gente de Zona, and end with a festive fireworks show for all to enjoy.

In addition to the event, Pollo Campero locations across the U.S. will be offering $5 off any $25 or more purchase Friday, Dec. 4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, with the code “LUCES” via the Pollo Campero app, online and in-store.

About Pollo Campero
Founded in Guatemala in 1971, Pollo Campero is a fast service chicken restaurant brand specializing in uniquely flavorful chicken and a wholesome menu offering individual and family meals. Using family recipes passed down from generation to generation, Pollo Campero offers tender, juicy, hand-breaded fried chicken, citrus flavor-infused grilled chicken and extra-crunchy chicken that is always fresh and hand prepared daily. Since its beginnings as a tiny, family-owned restaurant, Pollo Campero has grown to more than 350 restaurants around the world. To learn more about Pollo Campero visit us.campero.com and follow the flavor on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.