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  • More wine, coffee and tea bought in supermarkets since Spain’s crisis began

    Spain's Latest News
    Tom Powell (Chief Reporter)
    20 Apr 2015 | 8:32 am
    Statistics from the Bank of Spain’s macroeconomic report show that spengibraltar wine club event march 2012ding on most products has greatly decreased
  • New series of walks to discover Anaga

    Tenerife News - Official Website
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Eight guided walks are being offered by Santa Cruz city council through its Sustainable Foundation. The events are designed to introduce people to the delights of the Anaga Rural Park and they are open to all. The first is on April 11th along the famous “Path of the Mountains”  which is over 6.8 kilometres between the peaks of Anaga and Taganana through laurel forests. Other dates [...]
  • Barcelona pupil shoots teacher dead with crossbow - Spanish News in English
    20 Apr 2015 | 6:04 am
    A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow has killed a teacher and wounded three other people at a school in Barcelona this morning. The incident occurred at 9.15am at the Instituto Joan Foster in the La Sagrera district in the ...
  • Boy armed with crossbow kills teacher in Barcelona

    Spain | The Guardian
    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona, and agencies
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 am
    Thirteen-year-old kills teacher and wounds three others at secondary school in La Sagrera neighbourhood in north of the cityA 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete has killed a teacher in Barcelona. Another teacher and two pupils were wounded in the attack.The incident happened at 9.15am on Monday at the Joan Fuster secondary school in La Sagrera, a district in the north of the city. Continue reading...
  • Barcelona school crossbow attack: police detain youth after teacher killed

    Spanish news, all the latest and breaking news in Spain
    20 Apr 2015 | 7:47 am
    A youth has been detained in Spain after a male teacher is killed and others wounded in a Barcelona school crossbow attack
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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • New series of walks to discover Anaga

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Eight guided walks are being offered by Santa Cruz city council through its Sustainable Foundation. The events are designed to introduce people to the delights of the Anaga Rural Park and they are open to all. The first is on April 11th along the famous “Path of the Mountains”  which is over 6.8 kilometres between the peaks of Anaga and Taganana through laurel forests. Other dates [...]
  • Armeñime to get its new 1.2m roundabout in 2016

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    A much pressed-for roundabout to alleviate traffic congestion in Armeñime is likely to become a reality in 2016. This area is one of the busiest on the island and takes 21,000 vehicles a day, of which over 13,000 are destined for the municipalities of Guia de Isora and Santiago del Teide. The rest is internal traffic for Adeje. The announcement was made by the Mayor, José [...]
  • Brand Centre promotes Canaries worldwide

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    A new data bank has been created so that images and news about the Canary Islands can be spread all over the world. The “Brand Centre” gives professionals access to more than 10,000 photographs and 300 films, together with reports, articles, illustrations, original advertising and logos. They are all available online and for free. The project has been organised by the tourism body, Promotur Turismo de [...]
  • On fire for Tenerife

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    Ben was a bachelor who had been stood up at the altar in his 20s. After that he never did quite see women the same way. Recently retired, he complained bitterly about the weather, politicians, terrorists and today’s egoistical youth to anyone who would listen. Lately his complaints had been of a more personal nature. His shoulders, one knee and one hip were ‘killing him’ was [...]
  • Artist creates unusual sculpture in homage to wine

    20 Apr 2015 | 1:00 am
    A Los Realejos artist is working on a new sculpture which will recognise the role played by the wine industry in the municipality. Francisco Palmero is producing the unusual tribute in cereamic, wood and metal. It has been commissioned by Los Realejos counci and should be ready in the next few weeks when it will be placed in the heart of San Benito. The Mayor, Manuel [...]
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • Boy armed with crossbow kills teacher in Barcelona

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona, and agencies
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:19 am
    Thirteen-year-old kills teacher and wounds three others at secondary school in La Sagrera neighbourhood in north of the cityA 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and a machete has killed a teacher in Barcelona. Another teacher and two pupils were wounded in the attack.The incident happened at 9.15am on Monday at the Joan Fuster secondary school in La Sagrera, a district in the north of the city. Continue reading...
  • Exhibition of carriages at the Maestranza bullring – in pictures

    Guardian Staff
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:20 am
    The 30th Exhibition of Carriages at La Maestranza bullring in Seville, Spain Continue reading...
  • Birdwatch: Black vultures (and other mighty raptors)

    Stephen Moss
    19 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    Soon after dawn, the scavengers began to arrive. First the ravens, glossy blue-black in the pale early morning light, hopping about on spring-loaded legs. Then the griffon vultures: huge, shaggy birds with long, bare necks, floating down from the brightening sky to land in the scrubby trees.And finally, the king of European raptors – huge, dark and with the sort of expression that suggests it rules the roost – the black vulture. A score of these magnificent birds had come to feed on the remains of a dead donkey. Continue reading...
  • Spain's ruling party scrambles to limit damage after Rodrigo Rato tax arrest

    Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    19 Apr 2015 | 8:36 am
    Case against former head of IMF and finance minister, arrested on tax evasion charges, is damaging to People’s party, Spanish PM acknowledgesSpain’s ruling party is scrambling to limit the damage after one of Europe’s most high-profile politicians was arrested on charges of tax evasion and money-laundering.The prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, acknowledged at the weekend that the case against Rodrigo Rato, a former finance minister and head of the IMF, was damaging to his People’s party. The case is the latest in a series of corruption scandals involving senior PP members. Continue…
  • Gored review – the only way is Hemingway in grisly bullfighting study

    Jordan Hoffman
    19 Apr 2015 | 7:35 am
    This documentary about a supremely brave – and cruel, and possibly disturbed – bullfighter, which has premiered at Tribeca, may well have a different effect on its audience than its director intendedAntonio Barrera is known for being the most gored professional bullfighter in the biz. So, does this mean that he is the worst living bullfighter? And that the only ones worse have died as their internal organs spilled out on to the sand, while cigar-chomping old men brayed in the stands? Or does it mean that he is the best living bullfighter, because he is the one who most frequently inches…
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    Spain Financial News

  • Schneider Electric: Financial Information

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:32 pm
    … Electric: Financial Information Strong Q1 growth up … Germany and improvement in Spain. Asia-Pacific grew, mainly benefiting … by the one-off change in credit term and the distributor … impact compared to Q1 2014 Investor Relations : Schneider Electric Anthony …
  • Actelion delivers excellent results in the first quarter 2015

    20 Apr 2015 | 10:05 pm
    … these non-GAAP financial measurements provide useful supplementary information to investors. These non-GAAP … as Japan and Spain." André C. Muller, Chief Financial Officer, …   (149) Amortization of acquired intangible assets   (15)   15   -   -   …
  • Banks not rushing to Cuba as fear of entering a legal minefield still lingers

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:30 pm
    … actively pursued banks who violate sanctions agreements, in 2009 forcing Credit Suisse … by Congress still prohibits most investing and financial transactions on Cuba, and … there for providing refuge to Basque separatists. The Obama administration now …
  • Global debt has grown by $57 trillion in seven years following the financial crisis

    20 Apr 2015 | 5:14 pm
    … the seven years following the financial crisis - a 40.1 … is attributed to unregulated shadow banking. The country’s debt as … new peaks”. Only in Ireland, Spain, the UK and the US … news in the report: the financial sector has deleveraged, says the …
  • CNBC Interview: Minister of Finance for Netherlands, Jeroen Dijsselbloem

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:55 pm
    … or Spain, they are really showing great figures now. Investments going up … really see fear in Greek asset prices right now. Is … public sector, sustainability, finance, trust in the financial sector. So the … be fair and give them credit for that. For them …
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    Almerimar Life » Living In Spain

  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    9 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Newsletter service no longer active. 09:16:58, 2015-04-08
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    Chris Marshall
    2 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Thank you and goodnight.. 06:57:26, 2015-03-29
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Little cloudy, but dry and no wind, although not exactly warm first thing!!! 09:43:29, 2015-03-25 Getting Windy again 11:42:25, 2015-03-24 Heavy rain overnight, but dry now although tad wet underfoot still 11:01:11, 2015-03-24 Wind is picking up. 19:54:36, 2015-03-23 Pleasant start to the week. 10:26:37, 2015-03-23 Raining again. Not heavy, a steady drizzle. 09:19:09, 2015-03-21 Hopefully that the worst of the rain over. Some blue back in the sky. Light drizzle and thunder in the distance. 16:28:18, 2015-03-20 Drains can't cope, expect flooding folks! 14:45:18, 2015-03-20 Here comes the…
  • Almerimar Weekly Snippets

    Chris Marshall
    19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Full Solar Eclipse tomorrow between 9am and 11.30am (so doubt many will see it). Could be interesting. 23:58:01, 2015-03-19 Starting to blow hard. Could be a windy old night with heavy rain forecast tomorrow. 23:24:32, 2015-03-19 Much better weather today 10:05:53, 2015-03-19 Raining 12:24:24, 2015-03-18 Bit damp under foot first thing. 09:59:46, 2015-03-18 Bit blowy this morning. St Patricks day so has to be a Guinness at McGowans (annual tradition) oh and is quiz night at Leos tonight … err no 11:36:11, 2015-03-17 Beautiful morning. Little chilly but the sun is warming things up!
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    Chris Marshall
    12 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Just got very foggy. 18:56:11, 2015-03-12 Misty and damp first thing!!! 09:21:46, 2015-03-12 Bricomart have a LOT of attractive ladies working there, wonder why???? 14:59:51, 2015-03-11 Another lovely morning. Wonder how many will be out enjoying the weather this morning when I walk the dogs? 10:32:36, 2015-03-11 Spanish IHT Equality: Wonder how many people noted that the European Court of Justice ruled last Septe… 09:56:55, 2015-03-11 Another lovely morning! 10:32:28, 2015-03-10 Chilly evening after a lovely warm day. 20:41:55, 2015-03-09 Police checking at…
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • The numbers nightmare

    20 Apr 2015 | 2:23 pm
    A hand across the sea IN THE sea separating north Africa from the European Union, the phrase “calm waters” now has an ominous ring. After the weather improved this week, almost 8,500 illegal migrants were rescued. Some brought tales of horror: of chaos in Libya, of mistreatment and torture at the hands of people-smugglers, and […]
  • EU states renew call to label Israeli settler goods

    19 Apr 2015 | 2:52 pm
    Sixteen EU states have said Israeli settler products should be marked in shops so that European consumers can boycott them. News from EUobserver
  • [Agenda] Greece, Finland, and TTIP this WEEK

    18 Apr 2015 | 3:21 pm
    The focus will once again be on the Greek debt crisis next week, as well as continued negotiations on an EU-US trade deal, and Iran’s nuclear programme. Plus, a new media kid on the EU block. News from EUobserver
  • Is Tröglitz everywhere?

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:50 pm
    THE “patriotic Europeans against the Islamisation of the Occident”, known as Pegida, still march. On April 13th 10,000 rallied in Dresden, their base, brandishing anti-foreigner slogans, as they have done on 22 previous Mondays since October. This time they featured an international addition: Geert Wilders, leader of a xenophobic party in the Netherlands. “In my […]
  • Fight the good fight

    16 Apr 2015 | 4:18 pm
    FROM the Sea of Azov to Aleppo, fighters from the western Balkans are at war. So worried are their governments that laws have been passed to make fighting abroad illegal, and their security services co-operate with foreign ones to monitor them. The numbers are small, but the Balkans looms relatively large on foreign battlefields. Orthodox […]
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    Sal DeTraglia
    10 Apr 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Let’s take a little survey.·      If Todd has ever fixed your car when he didn’t have to, raise your hand.·      If he rewired your basement when he didn’t have to, raise your hand.·      Or tiled your bathroom.·      Or had you over for BBQ and Yuenglings.·      Or took your phone call at 10pm on a Monday, explained why your car won’t start in the Walmart parking…and then walked you through how to get it started, raise your hand.If haven’t raised your…
  • LIVE IT!

    Sal DeTraglia
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:08 pm
    "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Sal DeTraglia
    21 Jan 2014 | 4:28 pm
    One must never eat at:1. Any restaurant that claims to be “Pan-Asian.”2. Any “Bistro” that’s not French.3. Any “Tapas” restaurant that’s not Spanish.4. Any “Grill” that’s not a steakhouse.5. Any restaurant that has a human first name and a gimmicky surname. (If you’ve ever eaten at Johnny Rockets, you’ll understand)6. Any restaurant whose menu tells the “story” of the restaurant.7. Any restaurant whose wait staff claims that “everything is good.”8. Any restaurant whose wait staff says the word “enjoy-“ in every sentence.9. Any restaurant whose wait staff…

    Sal DeTraglia
    31 Dec 2013 | 1:01 pm
    To make people laugh and learn through clear, concise writing that is entertaining, engaging, intelligent and informative.Given that this Virtual Tapas Bar (“VTB”) blog—neglected as it has been over the past five years—is my life’s second most proud creation, it seemed prudent that I should post something before the end of 2013. Prudent for two reasons.  First, to convince myself that I can still string together a series of coherent sentences after months of embarrassing, literary sloth.  And second, to prevent Blogger from deeming my account “abandoned” and sending in…

    Sal DeTraglia
    19 Mar 2013 | 3:59 pm
    After years of resisting, the allure of 140 character workweek finally proved too seductive.As such, you can now following me (actually,'s a tag-team effort with my wife) on Twitter: @saltybananie
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Sant Antoni Horse Parade

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:24 am
     The weather was looking very dark and cloudy for the start of yesterdays horse parade, but the rain managed to hold off until later in the day. Just in time the clouds cleared and the sun came out, ensuring that the parade went ahead as planned and everyone once again enjoyed this yearly event
  • Lloret de Mar events

    18 Apr 2015 | 4:08 am
    Tomorrow in Lloret we can see the Sant Antoni Abad horse parade which takes place in Lloret centre. The horses and riders will meet at the Club Hipic at 9am, from there they will then make their way through the streets arriving at the church at approx 11.30 and then onto the Town Hall. Once at the town hall they then do their usual parade of 3 times around the paseo giving us all the chance to see the beautiful horses and their skilful riders.
  • Boadella Beach Lloret

    17 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Today we went over to Boadella beach to take a few photos from the cliff tops and also down on the beach. What we didn't realise was just how rough the sea was at times and we took a few pics of these 2 children who were having a great time dodging the big waves as they came in! Their father was close by and I asked him for his email address so I could send him the photos. Thank you to him for allowing us to take the photos!Great scenery of the coast from the cliff tops!
  • Days out from Lloret - Figueres

    15 Apr 2015 | 2:36 am
     Figueres, often referred to as the home of Salvador Dali is one of the most popular excursions from Lloret de Mar and other nearby resorts. Sightseeing in Figueres you can see many museums with the most famous being the Dali Theatre - Museum (one of the most visited in Spain) the church of St Peter, La Rambla, Castle of San Fernando....and not forgetting some of the most weird and wonderful decorations to the towns buildings you will ever see! Around the area of Dali's museum are numerous very good restaurants and outdoor cafes where you can sit and take the weight off your feet after a…
  • Easter holidays in Lloret

    10 Apr 2015 | 6:20 am
    Well, the Easter break is over for another year but luckily enough for those who chose to spend it in Lloret the weather was very kind to them, although the evenings are still quite cool the days have been glorious! The photos below were taken while we were out and about in Lloret yesterday.
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    The Very Best Blog Ever!

  • The Rome videos

    12 Apr 2015 | 5:47 am
    A couple of weeks after returning from our holiday in Rome I have finally finished editing and uploading the videos and photographs.The video of "The Vatican Museum" can be seen HEREThe "Basilica of Saint Peter" video can be seen HERETo see the video of "The Colosseum, The Palatine Hill and the Roman Forum" click HERE"The Baths of Caracalla" video can be seen HEREClick HERE to see the video of"The Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II and The Castel Sant'Angelo".and HERE to see the video of "Rome: the remainder of our cultural visit". To see a slideshow…

    7 Apr 2015 | 1:35 pm
    progtastic sloveniaPeroni factitive
  • The birthday celebrations continue!

    3 Apr 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The celebrations continue one day later by having a meal with our friends Maria, Juan and Clara and with today being Good Friday we are abstaining from eating meat which gives us a good excuse to enjoy the delicious salmon!After the splendid selection of aperitifs, including giant tiger prawns, the first course was salmon, tomato and cheese with a salsa verde. The dish is a wonderful mixture of textures and flavours!Second course, baked salmon in orange and onion salsa. This is an incredible combination!To follow, strawberries in cream - this simple duo cannot be beaten especially at this…
  • It's Margaret's Birthday!

    2 Apr 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Although the main birthday treat was a visit to Rome a few days ago, there had to be a celebration of this special day. So, we started by visiting El Salt', the nearby waterfall, which was still flowing copiously after 5 days of continuous rain last week, (while we were in Rome enjoying good weather.)It's still better to have a friend take your photo than to use a selfie-stick!From there we drove to lunch at the Hotel Consolación near Monroyo which adjoins an ermita.It would appear that the hotel name was made by a Russian sign-writer.The restaurant is very comfortable, relaxing and…
  • It's pear blossom time!

    1 Apr 2015 | 11:18 am
    Our pear tree is getting smaller every year as branches are dying and I am cutting them off. However, the parts that are surviving are most vigorous and produce lots of fruit.It has been very windy over these last few days but that doesn't seem to have put the bees off......or damaged the blossom in any way.It looks like a good crop of pears is on the way!
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Eduardo Galeano and Günther Grass

    15 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Sometimes it seems like writers decide to pass away two by two.Sometimes, throughout history strange incidents and coincidences have occurred which seemto have been planned in advance. On Monday, 13th April, (thank goodness I am not superstitious, I mean about the 13th) two sad news stories hit the headlines: the deaths of Günther Grass and Eduardo Galeano.  Both writers, one a German and the other a Uruguayan respectively, played active roles in their societies, each one of them contributing their own controversial style and becoming sources of controversy.Eduardo GaleanoFor anyone with…
  • Teaching Spanish - Beginner Errors

    Salomé Torres
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    After 25 years working as a teacher, I have had a week full of blunders committing 6 beginner errors. At the end of the day, I have reached the conclusion that having experience does not prevent you from making mistakes, it simply gives you the sense of humour you need to laugh at yourself and, probably, the motivation not to panic and to stop and learn a few useful lessons from the past:Es necesario para ti.Everybody knows that in Spanish we say “necesitas”. I started work again on Monday and this short phrase slipped out in a B2 class but I remained perfectly calm. I had to laugh at…
  • The Fundéu BBVA´s 10thAnniversary

    1 Apr 2015 | 5:00 pm
    For everybody who, either out of obligation or for the pleasure of it or for a combination of these reasons, has to grapple with the language of Cervantes on a daily basis, and who has chosen to teach it day in and day out, there must be a source of reference and a beacon to guide them through the confusing issues which may arise during the course of their studies or work.Ten years ago, thanks to a great joint idea between the Real Academia Española ( the Royal Spanish Academy) and the Agencia EFE ( a multimedia news agency), an organization was born whose very name perfectly summarizes its…
  • Por and Para - Examples

    Salomé Torres
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    As I was saying a couple of weeks ago, I think that Cognitive Grammar is extremely useful for teaching the difference between POR and PARA.We have to look for a unique grammatical meaning that can be expressed in visual terms and that can logically explain all common uses without exception. It’s a simple exercise but you must also use common language. As a base, I used Matte Bon’s analysis: PARA expresses the notion of afterwards while POR expresses the notion of beforehand or simultaneity (the word mainly integrates the uses of the Latin prepositions pro and per, but also a, ab, prae,…
  • Cell Phones in the Classroom?

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Versión española abajoA few weeks ago we took a look at the decision, the dichotomy, the debate, and the duality between paper books and eBooks. My personal inclinations ended up slipping into the discussion as usual which exposed my passion for paper books, but let's try to be fair here.As a teacher with thirty years of experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language, I must admit that my professional deformation is quite strong, and that although the abundance of electronic gadgets out there certainly peaks my curiosity, it’s just not natural for me to move among screens. But we must…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 10 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm

    José M. Guardia
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:59 pm
    BIZARRE INDEED: “And you thought this whole story couldn’t get more bizarre. According to “Penn In Ink,” a collection of essays about the University of Pennsylvania by author Samuel Hughes, Sabrina Erdely (Sabrina Rubin at the time) got busted by her editor at the UPenn newspaper for submitting a story that she had completely made up. Who was the editor who disciplined her? Stephen Glass.”
  • 10 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm

    José M. Guardia
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:52 pm
    THE GUARDIAN states this as a fact, but it's just a plan that won't go anywhere because the law needed for it can't be approved before the end of the legislature in the summer: Catalonia to say adéu to long working days.More importantly, it's social engineering that goes against what people wants to do, otherwise we'd be doing it already.
  • 10 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm

    José M. Guardia
    10 Apr 2015 | 12:20 pm
    I'M NOT FOR BANNING SPEECH, but if you do it makes sense banning both of them: Ukraine lawmakers ban 'Communist and Nazi propaganda'.They are both terrible ideologies with horrific results, but for some reason it's only the latter which gets universal condemnation. It's about time they're put in equal footing — and in fact, as for the number of victims is concerned, it could be argued that Communism was way worse, and yet it usually gets a free pass.
  • 9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am

    José M. Guardia
    9 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    UK: Oil discovery near Gatwick airport 'significant'. Significant indeed: up to 100 billion barrels, 5-15% of which is recoverable. Still, it's a huge amount. Peak oil shmeak oil.
  • 8 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am

    José M. Guardia
    8 Apr 2015 | 6:00 am
    ANOTHER SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS CRUMBLING DOWN: More scientists doubt salt is as bad for you as the government says.
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  • Google mejora Android Wear para hacer frente al Apple Watch

    Esther Macías
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:39 pm
    El gigante de Internet ha trabajado en los últimos meses para poner a la altura del software del esperado reloj inteligente de Apple su plataforma para wearables, Android Wear. Google acaba de anunciar lo que ya era un secreto a voces que su sistema ahora soporta wifi, permite al usuario responder con dibujos que el sistema convierte en emojis automáticamente y también incorpora control gestual. Estas novedades llegarán a los los siete relojes Android Wear a lo largo de las próximas semanas, empezando con el nuevo LG Watch Urbane, que comienza a venderse el 24 de abril, para pasar…
  • Alemania quiere regular el ‘crowdfunding’ de inversión

    20 Apr 2015 | 8:30 am
    Una comisión legislativa alemana trabaja en una ley que pretende regular el crowdfunding de inversión o crowdinvesting, legislado recientemente en nuestro país a través de la Ley de Fomento de la Financiación Empresarial, que fue aprobada la semana pasada en el Congreso. El Wall Street Journal publica que un miembro del gobierno de la democristiana Angela Merkel ha confirmado la existencia de este proyecto, que, según sus declaraciones, ya ha puesto de acuerdo a la comisión que se encarga de él respecto a las condiciones que deberán reunir este tipo de inversiones. El consenso…
  • Sony desvela los detalles del nuevo ‘smartphone’ Xperia Z4

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:00 am
    Sony ha presentado al mundo su último modelo de móvil, el Xperia Z4 (no confundir con la tableta del mismo nombre); un smartphone que mejora sutilmente las características de su predecesor, el Z3, que fue un éxito de crítica entre los expertos, pero no así de ventas. Según recoge la web especializada en tecnología TechCrunch, Sony ha hecho oficial el lanzamiento a través de un comunicado en japonés en su web oficial, del que todavía no hay traducción ni anuncio internacional. En cuanto a su apariencia, el Xperia Z4 se parece mucho a su antecesor: pantalla IPS con resolución Full…
  • Google, preparado para lanzar “miles de globos” de Project Loon

    20 Apr 2015 | 4:30 am
    Los ambiciosos planes de Google para enviar su señal de Internet a la mayoría de los habitantes del planeta que todavía no tienen acceso a la red avanzan viento en popa. El gigante de Internet acaba de anunciar que ya está casi preparado para lanzar miles de globos de su proyecto Loon a la estratosfera en un motivador vídeo subido a YouTube. Los globos de Google Loon vuelan a 60.000 pies de altura y pueden permanecer en las alturas hasta cien días, gracias a la energía que les proporcionan paneles solares. Utilizan el mismo protocolo LTE que los dispositivos móviles y son capaces de…
  • WhatsApp supera los 800 millones de usuarios activos al mes

    Alberto Iglesias Fraga
    20 Apr 2015 | 3:30 am
    Muchos creían que WhatsApp había tocado techo y que, tras su compra por parte de Facebook, su crecimiento se iba a ralentizar. Nada más lejos de la realidad, ya que el fundador de la popular app de mensajería acaba de anunciar que han superado los 800 millones de usuarios activos al mes, una cifra impresionante y que suponen 100 millones de personas más que hace apenas 3 meses. Se trata de un ritmo de crecimiento espectacular y con el que supera, con creces, a muchas de las plataformas sociales más conocidas, como Twitter (300  millones de usuarios activos) o Facebook Messenger (600…
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    Spanish Property News

  • Europe’s Long-Term Unemployment Drops For First Time Since 2009

    20 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    According to the latest quarterly report published by the European Commission (EC), long-term unemployment in the EU countries has registered a slight decline, for the first time since the start of the crisis. In the report, the EC highlights important “positive trends”, such as the continuing reduction in unemployment, the increase in permanent and full-time […]
  • Home Rental Prices Fell by 0.5% in March

    20 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    The price of rental housing fell by 0.5% in the month of March, which is one tenth less than a month earlier, and only two tenths below the general index (-1.1%). The Spanish National Statistics Institute confirmed that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose four tenths in March, over that registered the previous month, and […]
  • Forecasts for Spain’s Tourism Sector Revised Upwards

    17 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    Exceltur (Alliance for Excellency in Tourism), the non-profit group formed by the Chairmen of the 22 leading Spanish tourist companies in Spain, announced earlier this week that it has revised upwards its growth forecasts for Spain for this year, due to the recovery of domestic tourism and the greater influx of international tourists in the […]
  • Average House Prices Have Fallen by 41.4% Since 2007

    17 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Real estate appraisal company, Tinsa, reported earlier this week that average house prices in Spain registered a decline of 2.8% year-on-year in March, compared with a decline of 3.6% registered the previous month, and has now accumulated a decline of 41.4% since the maximum values reached in December 2007, before the start of the crisis. […]
  • Aena Passengers Exceeded 14 Million in March

    16 Apr 2015 | 3:00 am
    A total of 14.3 million passengers passed through the Aena airports network in March, El Economista reported, representing an increase of 6.9% over the same month of the previous year, and registering continuous growth over the past 17 months, with an increase in aircraft movements of 2.7%. Of the total number of passengers, 9.5 million […]
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  • Barcelona’s Day Of Love and Roses – Sant Jordi’s Day

    18 Apr 2015 | 1:53 am
    Need to get your sweetie a book for St Jordi’s Day? Get him Eat Guides: Barcelona for a tasty read. $4.99 By Regina Winkle-Bryan On The Scoop we just love Sant Jordi’s Day, the Catalan equivalent to Valentine’s Day. Celebrated every April 23rd, it is a day for lovers, books, and red roses. Sant Jordi is Saint George in English. You may remember him from Saint George and the Dragon. If you pay attention when walking around Barcelona you’ll spot many sculptures featuring Saint George slaying a dragon, or just dragons. He is the patron Saint of…
  • Beneath Tenerife Island – Shooting The Breeze At The Cave Of The Wind

    27 Mar 2015 | 11:54 pm
    Cueva del Viento By Colin Kirby Gathered below the metal grid as daylight poured into the volcanic chasm, my party of 20 explorers were pleased to feel the warmth of the Tenerife Island sun. It was a brief respite and the turning point in the Cueva del Viento (cave of the wind)  near Icod de Los Vinos in the north of Tenerife Island. I did feel a bit daft with my hard helmet perched on my head, trying desperately to direct the beam of my light. It was a small price to pay in return for delving into a 1,200 metre stretch of the 17,032 kms. of tunnels spread over three levels. Mount Teide had…
  • Easter Is About Chocolate In Barcelona, But Not Bunnies

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Chocolate Mona for Easter in Barcelona If you’re coming to Barcelona this spring, pick up copies of our guides to the city: The Barcelona Scoop & Eat Guides. By Nancy Todd The Easter Rabbit does not hippety-hop down the bunny trail for people in Spain so the godparents tote the load. Godparents rank high on the Easter priority list as they bring  gifts to children. To add to the Easter celebration, or Semana Santa as it is called here, schools close for a week. Few people in Barcelona attend church these days. It is also the custom for families to gather for a light meal on…
  • No Car Needed: Seville to Carmona

    13 Mar 2015 | 11:04 pm
    Carmona with storm clouds on the horizon, by Cat Gaa By Cat Gaa Visiting Carmona is like living a virtual timeline of Andalusia’s colorful history. Known as Carmo during the First Century B.C., the city has survived Moorish invasion, Catholic conversion, and has become one of Spain’s most flourishing cities, thanks to its agricultural roots. Carmona – then known as Kar – has existed since the Neolithic period, perched atop a hill that overlooks a fertile plain. In few small cities in the Seville province can one see the region’s long history so well preserved as in Carmona.
  • Take A Day Trip To An Ancient Roman City

    6 Mar 2015 | 10:02 pm
    Beautiful beaches of Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain Coming to Barcelona soon? Get a copy of Eat Guides: Barcelona to dine like a local in the city. $4.99 By Nancy Todd Tarragona has been out-glittered by Sitges, a city close to Barcelona on the Mediterranean Sea known for partying. For you history hounds, the day trip to Tarragona  is a treasure hunt. Founded in 218, B.C., and only one hour from Barcelona by train, Tarragona is a rare beauty. Tarragona makes for a good day-trip from Barcelona, Spain Shopping is plentiful. Restaurants with outdoor seating bustle throughout the city. Melissa, my…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • Guided excursions and white villages of the Sierra de Grazalema

    Ronda Today
    8 Apr 2015 | 4:00 am
    You are discovering the white town and “City of Dreams” that is Ronda and will be amazed by the beautiful Puente Nuevo, the architecture and history, the Plaza de Toros. But, take a moment to enjoy the stunning views from the balcony behind the Parador and the Paseo de los Ingleses. The mountains in the … Continue reading Guided excursions and white villages of the Sierra de Grazalema →
  • Getting from Malaga airport to Ronda (or Grazalema)

    Ronda Today
    23 Mar 2015 | 2:07 pm
    Looking for a company to get my guided walking guests to Grazalema I came across the Malaga Airport Taxi company. They take the hassle out of traveling from Malaga airport to many destinations.  A transfer taxi company that is reliable,  punctual, fully licensed with high class vehicles and fares lower than standard airport taxi prices. … Continue reading Getting from Malaga airport to Ronda (or Grazalema) →
  • Plaza de Toros (Bullring)

    Ronda Today
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    One of the largest and oldest bullrings in the world, the Ronda bullring is famous for the Romero and Ordoñez dynasties and the museum to bullfighting.
  • The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€)

    Ronda Today
    4 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    We have received many emails from people asking for a printed version of Ronda Today so we have created a 21 page A4 essential guide (including city map) of Ronda and the Sierras from some of the most popular articles on this website. At just 5 Euros (Paypal) It is well worth the small investment … Continue reading The Ronda Printable Guide and City Map (just 5€) →
  • Discussion Group Ronda looking for new members

    Ronda Today
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:14 am
    Another fantastic initiative in Ronda is now looking for new members and “The objetive is to improve the relation, integration and debate between English and Spanish people” Discussion group Ronda is a collective which was created a few months ago to improve the interaction using both the Spanish and the English languages whilst enjoying a … Continue reading Discussion Group Ronda looking for new members →
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  • Artesana Week in Lavapiés

    20 Apr 2015 | 7:36 am
    More than two dozen award-winning Spanish Artisan Brewers present & share their craft beers all week in different bars throughout Lavapiés with a variety of events including tastings, forums, and concerts. Here is a selection of them. You can view the complete agenda here. TUESDAY 21 Theoretical course in brewing technology. La Tienda de La Cerveza at 19:00, […]
  • Springtime Outdoor Activities

    16 Apr 2015 | 1:54 am
    Spring is a beautiful time of the year in the city to enjoy some outdoor activities, whether that be an afternoon run, a picnic in the park, or some sunset yoga. Enjoy some of these suggested activities to do under the sun on your own or with friends! Have a Picnic in the Park – pack a […]
  • Hema abre su segunda tienda en Madrid

    13 Apr 2015 | 2:55 am
    Hema abre su segunda tienda en Madrid Esta semana Hema, la tienda multiproducto Holandesa, ha abierto su segunda tienda en la calle orense número 15 de Madrid. La apertura de está, ha coincidido con el primer aniversario de la tienda situada en la calle Fuencarral 140 de Madrid, la cual muchos de vosotros ya conoceréis. Hema […]
  • Open Mic de comedia Le Petit Comité

    11 Apr 2015 | 2:00 am
    Open Mic de comedia Le Petit Comité “Le Petit Comité”, uno de los Open Mics de comedia más prestigiosos y de mayor recorrido de Madrid, regresa mañana 10 de abril al local El Pez Eléctrico (C/ Pez 40) después de tres llenos consecutivos, con un cartel que incluirá hasta ocho monologuistas, entre los que se […]
  • 10 Typical Vegetarian Tapas

    9 Apr 2015 | 5:17 am
    10 Typical Vegetarian Tapas Whether you are looking for alternatives to meaty tapas or something new to try, check out these typical vegetarian favourites next time you are out tapeando! 1.  Patatas Bravas: In Europe, it seems as though the potato is everywhere!  From Ireland to Amsterdam, this root vegtable is as popular as ever and […]
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    Homage to BCN

  • Lapin: Crowdfunding and Filmmaking in Barcelona

    Rob (H2BCN)
    18 Apr 2015 | 12:50 am
    Read 'Lapin: Crowdfunding and Filmmaking in Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website The final scene of Lapin Mention Barcelona and lots of things come to mind, but filmmaking is probably not the first. Yet you’d be surprised how fertile a filmmaking ground this city is, and it’s not just the sunshine. The locals are very film literate and have a long list of festivals to prove it, from D’A and L’Alternativa to In Edit and Mecal. There’s even a festival dedicated entirely to film and football! At a time when obituaries are being written for cinemas all over,…
  • Céline’s Perfect Day in Barcelona

    Céline Mülich
    16 Apr 2015 | 8:27 am
    Read 'Céline’s Perfect Day in Barcelona' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website I have been living in Barcelona for three years now and, while here, I’ve had a lot of days that have gone perfectly. For this article, I am going to combine a few of these perfect days to make one really unforgettable day in Barcelona. As many of my friends and family often come by to visit us in Barcelona, I need to come up with a variety of ideas regarding how to entertain them. Since they come more often now, I have to show them some unique places that are far from the touristic parts of…
  • Multilingual Families in Barcelona [A Study]

    Rob (H2BCN)
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:34 am
    Read 'Multilingual Families in Barcelona [A Study]' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website You may already have seen one of Francesca’s posts, posters, emails or articles somewhere in virtual or real space over the past couple of months as she’s been campaigning hard to find as many English-speaking parents in and around the Barcelona area as possible to fill out her questionnaire. Multilingual Families in Barcelona If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, read on! I put a few questions to Francesca to find out why she wants to know so much about us. Who is Francesca…
  • Rachel’s Perfect Day on Montjuïc

    Rachel Faulkner
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:02 am
    Read 'Rachel’s Perfect Day on Montjuïc' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website View from the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya Montjuïc is my favourite place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. There are enough secluded spots there to read a book, gape at the stunning views or simply soak up some sun. The beauty of this little mountain is that it’s so close to the city centre that getting here doesn’t seem like an epic mission. Peace and tranquillity are on your doorstep! On my perfect day, I don’t intend to spend much money. I just want to…
  • Señor Archer – Barcelona Tintype Photography

    Rob (H2BCN)
    21 Mar 2015 | 5:46 am
    Read 'Señor Archer – Barcelona Tintype Photography' in all it's glory on the Homage to BCN website Alberto outside his Señor Archer studio in the Raval I’m always happy to promote unique Barcelona business endeavours on this website. And none comes more unique than Alberto’s tintype photography studio in the Raval, called Señor Archer. “What photography? Tintype?” Well yes, as you asked, let me explain what tintype photography actually is. Or rather, so I get it right, let me just copy and paste a snippet from good ol’ Wikipedia. A tintype, also known as…
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    Spanish Fiestas

  • El Caminito del Rey Reopens

    Gerry Kerkhof
    8 Apr 2015 | 9:24 am
    For most visitors to the holiday hotspots of Spain’s Costa del Sol the most popular day trips are to the white village of Mijas and Ronda or along the coast for a visit to Gibraltar. Whilst these are well worthwhile excursions, especially for first time tourists, there’s another that I’d highly recommend which you’re unlikely […]
  • What Everybody Should Know Before Touring Spain

    Gerry Kerkhof
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:01 pm
    When I first started driving people around Spain I was often asked questions by first time visitors regarding quite general matters related to Spanish geography, the economy, where people live, what they do, etc. In this article I’ve put together some general information about Spain that’s well worth checking out before you visit. One question […]
  • Spanish Football Debt | Racing Santander We Salute You

    Gerry Kerkhof
    28 Mar 2014 | 6:00 am
    For those of you following La Liga from outside Spain you can be forgiven for believing that everything’s rosy on the pitches and terraces at the Bernabeu, Nou Camp, Mestalla and Vicente Calderon to name but a few. As the Spanish national team finally realised their destiny by winning the World Cup and two European […]
  • Most Annoying Hidden Costs of Car Hire

    Gerry Kerkhof
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:23 am
    In a recent blog post I announced that Economy Car Hire had been selected by Which? as the top car hire broker and provided a summary of points as to why they are so highly regarded. This led to huge feedback from our newsletter subscribers, many of them telling me about their dreadful experiences with […]
  • Which is the Best Car Hire Broker?

    Gerry Kerkhof
    10 Mar 2014 | 10:17 am
    Anyone who is subscribed to my newsletter or follows us in the social media will know that I’ve long been a big fan of Economy Car Hire. Now I’ve just learned that I’m in good company as the UK consumer association, Which?, has just named them as the top car hire broker for the second […]
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    Tenerife Forum

  • Aerial Photography in Tenerife

    8 Apr 2015 | 6:48 am
      Since the advent of drone photography, we can now have a bird’s eye view of just about anywhere. Tenerife is already an excellent place for photography and now, coupled with this relatively new field of photography, things have just got better. The video is by BJ Productions and is a perfect example of the endless possibilities available on the island. Can you spot any of the locations from the air? Make sure you tell us by commenting on the Facebook community page.   The post Aerial Photography in Tenerife appeared first on Tenerife Forum.
  • 50 Things To Do In Tenerife

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
      I just recently completed a video listing a nice selection of things to do when in Tenerife. Many people ask about what sort of activities are available on the island so I finally got around to making this compilation which I hope will be useful to you. Enjoy!   The post 50 Things To Do In Tenerife appeared first on Tenerife Forum.
  • – Anatomy of a Scam in the Making

    27 May 2014 | 6:27 am
    UPDATE………… This domain has now been abandoned by the owners and allowed to expire which signals that our efforts were worthwhile.     In the Canaries, we tend to get more than our fair share of scams and fraudulent individuals possibly due to it being a popular tourist destination coupled with unwitting tourists who simply visit to have some relaxation and a ‘jolly good time’. Unfortunately, some unscrupulous individuals view it as an incredible opportunity to profit without having any sense of decency and in many cases, will even boast to others…
  • 5 Great Tenerife Holiday Ideas

    12 May 2014 | 5:59 am
      Because Tenerife caters for all types of people, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to ideas to make your visit an enjoyable one. With great weather almost all year round, there is so much you can do to make it memorable. To kick start the process of planning the type of holiday you’re looking for, we’re giving you our 5 best ideas to help you decide,  along with additional tips on each.   Relaxing Spa Break in Tenerife Tenerife has a large number of top quality hotels, many of them 5 star that incorporate spas and are located throughout the island. The spas are fully…
  • Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses of Tenerife

    15 Feb 2014 | 4:02 am
      Tenerife is home to a multitude of different types of beaches and you’ll find that they cater for all tastes and range from golden brown to velvety, black, volcanic sand. Tenerife beaches themselves have varying levels of services too, from the very well supported beaches in the south to the more rugged and quiet coves that can be found dotted around the coastline. However you prefer to top up your tan, here’s our pick of the top beaches on Tenerife.   Playa de las Teresitas Credit – Luis Suarez Flickr CC Las Teresitas is a mile long golden sandy beach that is just outside…
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  • Ensure Your Holiday is Safe

    Jess Whittle
    13 Apr 2015 | 7:04 am
    It seems with every year more and more cases of online holiday scams rear their ugly head. As the BBC reported last week, British holidaymakers were conned out of £2.2m in 2014. The good news is that none of these were Panoramic Villas’ holidaymakers. We are happy to say that in the 15 years we have been in the holiday rental industry we have never had a case of a holidaymaker, or a property owner being scammed out of their hard earned money.  We act as the safe middle man for our holidaymakers, ensuring that properties are genuine and that payments are secure thanks to our online payment…
  • Pirates of the Cactus Waterpark, Yalikavak

    Jess Whittle
    7 Apr 2015 | 2:22 am
    Yalikavak on Turkey’s Bodrum Peninsula has transformed over the last few years with the development of the multi-billion pound marina which has attracted more visitors than ever to this beautiful seaside resort. Another new addition which is great for families is the Pirates of the Cactus Waterpark that is located just 3km from the centre of Yalikavak in Tilkicik Bay. The waterpark is in fact part of the Cactus Holiday Resort but it is open to the public daily so you don’t need to stay there to enjoy all the fun it has to offer. Previously, holidaymakers staying in Yalikavak who…
  • Our Guide to Mijas Costa

    Jess Whittle
    31 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    If you are travelling to the Costa del Sol you have no doubt heard of the pretty whitewashed village of Mijas. You have also probably heard of its neighbouring coastline known as ‘Mijas Costa.’ But where exactly does Mijas Costa start and end and what can you expect to find there? Read on to find out all you need to know about this fantastic stretch of coast. Where is Mijas Costa? If you were to follow the Main A7/N340 road from the direction of Malaga towards Marbella, Mijas Costa officially starts just as you pass the exit for Mijas Pueblo, just before the Mijas Waterpark and it ends at…
  • 5 Recommended Locations for Tapas in the Mijas Area

    Robert Skupski
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    When visiting Spain, an essential part of your experience is to taste and savour the various tapas on offer. If you are new to the idea of tapas, the word itself comes from the Spanish verb “tapar,” or “to cover.” The idea arose in the past from drinkers of the famous local sherry. To prevent fruit flies from hovering over (or diving into) their sweet beverage, tavern visitors used to cover their glasses with slices of bread or meat to distract the annoying insects. Eventually the idea of the cover itself became even more important than the sherry, and the modern-day tapas snacks were…
  • Fun and Fiestas in Mijas during 2015

    Robert Skupski
    20 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    The Spanish are well-known for enjoying a good fiesta or festival and this, of course, applies to Mijas on the Costa del Sol. For an added attraction on your Costa del Sol holiday, try to tie in with any one of the following festival days for added attraction and photographic moments. Settle yourself and the family into a great holiday rental in Mijas and then head out to join the crowd. January January sees the tail end of the Christmas festivities and on January 5, the kids’ absolute favourite parade heads through the Mijas streets. Celebrating the Los Tres Reyes Magos, shows kids…
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