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    Tenerife News - Official Website

  • Council offers young people a free weekend away

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Young people from El Rosario are being offered a great opportunity for a free break in the beautiful Teno Rural Park. September 18th, 19th and 20th will see a weekend away, aimed at the age group of 14 to 25 years, with accommodation in the Albergue de Bolico. The event will include transportation, full board and rural activities such as hiking and kayaking alongside the cliffs of Los Gigantes. There is no charge for anything The camp is part of the municipality’s campaign to encourage a healthy lifestyle away from drug dependency. Those interested can register via…
  • La Palma shines, Tenerife slightly down as July figures revealed

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    The Canary Islands received in July a total of 944,852 foreign visitors, representing an increase of 2.1 per cent over the same month last year. This represents 19,605 more foreign passengers, according to data provided by the Spanish Airports and Air Navigation (AENA). In regard to the first seven months of the year, the islands were visited by 6,609,210 foreign passengers, 38,199 more foreign passengers, a 0.6 per cent increase over the first seven months of 2014. Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sports of the Canary Government, Maria Teresa Lorenzo said that “this data confirms the…
  • Life without your gallbladder

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Acute cholecystitis is swelling (inflammation) of the gallbladder. It is a potentially serious condition that usually needs to be treated in hospital. The main symptom of acute cholecystitis is a sudden sharp pain in the upper right side of your tummy (abdomen) that spreads towards your right shoulder. The affected part of the abdomen is usually extremely tender and breathing deeply can make the pain worse. Unlike some others types of abdominal pain, the pain associated with acute cholecystitis is usually persistent, and doesn’t go away within a few hours. Some people may additional…
  • Bringing museums closer to the people

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Tenerife Cabildo has carried out improvement works to the Museum of Science and the Cosmos. The project has improed accessibility to the building, providing an accessible ramp from Avenida de Los Menceyes near the tram stop. This wil provide greater ease of access for those with disability problems. The total budget was more than 26,800 euros. “Our goal is to continue, as in previous years, making improvements to the infrastructure to make it ever closer to the citizens. We want our museums to improve each day and be available to everyone in a simpler way, ” said councillor for…
  • Sharing memories of La Caleta in yesteryear

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:00 am
    Residents, past and present, are being urged to share their memories of La Caleta. The plea from the local council follows a very successful photo exhibition and the screening of a documentary entitled “La Caleta, memories of the sea”. The film featured the experiences of different generations of residents of the fishing village of La Caleta and complemented an open-air exhibition where old pictures were displayed at various locations and in the streets. The exhibition was entitled “Instantes robados al pasado” (“Stolen moments”) and included more than 500…
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    Spain | The Guardian

  • Eyewitness: Galicia, Spain

    Brais Lorenzo/EPA
    1 Sep 2015 | 2:25 am
    Photographs from the Eyewitness series Continue reading...
  • Wildfires spread across Spain – in pictures

    Guardian Staff
    31 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    A fresh fire has broken out in the town of Cualedro in Galicia, north-west Spain, affecting at least 1,000 hectares of forest, as seven fires continue to burn across the country: three in Galicia, one in Cantabria, one in Castile and León, and one in Catalonia and Extremadura Continue reading...
  • Spaniard becomes 12th person to die after being gored by bull

    30 Aug 2015 | 8:15 am
    Number of fatalities raises questions about safety measures surrounding traditional summer fiestas in which bulls are let loose in Spanish streetsA 66-year-old Spaniard has died after being gored in the chest by a bull in a village festival in the province of Segovia, bringing the number of deaths by gorings in summer street festivities in Spain this year to a dozen. The man’s death on Sunday, adding to the toll, has raised questions about health and safety measures surrounding the traditional summer fiestas in thousands of Spanish villages in which bulls are let loose in the streets.
  • Catalan project harvests unwanted fruit and veg for people in need

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    30 Aug 2015 | 6:25 am
    Barcelona-based Espigoladors sends volunteers into the fields to pick leftover produce for distribution to the vulnerable and unemployedMisshapen potatoes. Lumpy lemons. A butternut squash that’s curved in all the wrong places. These are the rejects of the food chain – the produce that rarely makes it to consumers, weeded out for cosmetic reasons.However, a project in Spain is embracing these rejects, diverting them from the bin and, instead, putting them on plates. Continue reading...
  • Puerto Rico movement pitches solution to economic woes: rejoin Spain

    Ashifa Kassam in Madrid
    30 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The idea is a long shot but campaigners assert that the countries were closely integrated until the US separated them against their willAs Puerto Rico grapples with crippling debt and double-digit unemployment, a far-fetched idea to tackle the US territory’s economic woes may be gaining modest traction – one that would see Puerto Rico break off from the United States to re-join Spain.“By returning to Spain, we’ll have autonomy,” said José Nieves Seise, who in 2013 founded the group Reunification of Puerto Rico with Spain. “With autonomy Puerto Rico could have sufficient…
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    Catalonia Travel Blog

  • EU court actions on asylum to multiply

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:40 pm
    The EU commission has threatened to expand infringement cases against member states which violate EU asylum laws. News from EUobserver
  • Looking for a home

    31 Aug 2015 | 9:09 pm
    FINLAND, with its baffling language and culture of reserve, is not an easy place for outsiders to penetrate. For Nura Farah, the breakthrough came via the dissected brains of dead cows. Ms Farah, who arrived with her mother in 1993 as a teenager seeking asylum from Somalia’s civil war, spent eight years dreaming of a […]
  • [Agenda] Migration tops EU agenda THIS WEEK

    29 Aug 2015 | 10:07 pm
    The European Commission and member states will assess the consequences and possible solutions to the refugee crisis. News from EUobserver
  • Security fears prompt fences on EU-Russia border

    28 Aug 2015 | 10:35 pm
    Russia’s kidnapping of an Estonian security officer has, in part, prompted Estonia and Latvia to build new fences on the Russia border. News from EUobserver
  • What the classics know

    26 Aug 2015 | 11:33 pm
    THE Greeks have not had much to laugh about in recent years. Falling incomes, rising unemployment and a pervasive fear of being forced out of the euro foster a gloomy mood. Even the latest news of a third bail-out worth €86 billion ($ 96 billion) feels more like a reprieve than a promising new start. […]
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    Lloret de Mar Stuff

  • Local Fiestas

    1 Sep 2015 | 1:43 pm
    All the small local towns and villages are having there own 2 to 3 day festivals at this time of year, this weekend coming is the Vidreres festival. They have a full programme of events just follow the link to see what's going on ..... Vidreres events 
  • Fenals/Santa Clotilde Fiesta 2015

    27 Aug 2015 | 6:10 am
    There will be lots of activities taking place around Fenals this Friday and Saturday 28-29th August. The annual festival consists of 2 full days of music, dance, foam party, food, fireworks and lots more....see the poster below.
  • Castellers in Lloret

    23 Aug 2015 | 3:17 am
    For the first time ever I got chance to see the Castellers yesterday, they were in Lloret taking part in the Independence rally outside the Town Hall. Those who take part in building the human towers wear a special kind of clothing usually consisting of white trousers and a coloured shirt representing the team and region they are from. Around their middle they have a wide tightly bound sash this is to help those climbing up to gain a better grip and it also gives extra support to their backs.Castellers is a Catalan tradition and can often be seen at events in towns and villages, but for the…
  • Clon Festival 2015

    21 Aug 2015 | 5:21 am
    A new date has been set for the Clon Festival U2 tribute band.Owing to it been cancelled by the bad weather on the scheduled date of 14th August, it will now take place on the 30th August...same time - same place!
  • Shopping in Lloret

    19 Aug 2015 | 4:56 am
    This coming Sunday 23rd August the stores will once again be having their end of summer season sale starting at 10am until 11pm. Stores will have the last of their sale items out on stalls in the it's a good chance to get yourselves a few bargains!
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    Domain Market Blog

  • Three .Org Domains in the Alexa 100 USA Rankings

    20 Aug 2015 | 11:36 am
    Every three months Alexa ranks the top performing websites who performed the best over the last 3 months. The overall global best performer is Google. Right behind Google is Facebook. Youtube is ranked third, which makes it the second largest search engine online. We can learn a lot about domains just by seeing which brands perform the best online with internet traffic. Most domains on the web have the focus of achieving more traffic. Very few .Org websites rank in the top 1000 on Alexa while .Coms dominate alexa. The main reason .Coms outperform .Orgs is because .Coms usually represent…
  • Think You Can Wait to Buy Your Domain? Think Again!

    9 Jun 2015 | 4:14 pm
    If you were in charge of product development and launches, would you wait to register the trademark until the day before you announced it to the world? Would you risk losing that trademark to someone who had a similar product and happened to hear rumors of your impending release? Obviously, the answer to these questions should be no. Why, then, would you wait to register the domain name for that same product? Maybe you are afraid of someone spotting the registration and using it to spread rumors. Maybe you think this will hide your project from the gathering masses so you can launch to an…
  • Who Buys a Domain Like “Yeezy.Supply”? Kanye West, That’s Who

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:11 pm
    Kanye West stirred up a lot of interest in a brand new website on the day he tweeted out the link: That’s the kind of thing that happens, of course, when someone who has roughly a bajillion Twitter followers shares a link. However, all that greeted the visitors when they arrived on the site was a countdown to February 12 and a three-minute video playing in the background. People were quick to point out that February 12 was just in time for the New York Fashion Week, so the immediate assumption was that this would have something to do with the launch of his new shoe line for…
  • Top 5 Ways to Enhance Creativity in the Office

    11 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Does your office inspire creativity, or is your working environment a drain on your employees’ energy? Only 70% of employees are engaged at work, and their companies suffer as a result. If your people aren’t busy watching the clock or looking for a different job on Craigslist, they’ll get much more done. Factors like supportive management, compensation, and recognition play a huge role in your team’s happiness. But so does having a creative office. Image Source The New York times reports that the size of work spaces has dropped nearly 50% since the 1980’s.
  • The Case for Telecommuting

    5 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Why Your Company Should Take Advantage of This Growing Trend   Image Source Have you been on the fence about adopting telecommuting at your business? A lot of companies have chosen this route because it has proven to be extremely beneficial in many ways. You and your employees can benefit from the more flexible schedule, the lower overhead costs, and improved productivity. Some companies allow employees to work telecommute full time, while others expect them to still put some time in at the office. There are organizations that are able to bring in talent from all over the world because…
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  • ¡Fiesta!

    23 Aug 2015 | 5:44 am
    Wednesday 19 The fiesta traditionally starts with the Chorizada en la Cooperativa, sausages on the land next to the school playground, at 19:00Small bonfires are lit and everyone cooks their sausages, eats them in bread and drinks the wine all provided by the fiesta team.After this, many people go around the village visiting the various peñas, drinking a gin and tonic at every stop and having water thrown over them between the stops - great fun and they enjoy it - but we come back to our house.Thursday 20This year because of the renovations to the church, the mass for San Ramón is held in…
  • Birthday party!

    3 Aug 2015 | 3:30 pm
    One of the most important moments in any birthday party is opening the presents......which I did on the terrace while everyone tucked into wine and the aperitifs; vol au vents, a variety of things on cocktail sticks and even more things on crackers.Then to the meal itself......the first course being our own home made Salmorejo soup......served with the traditional Iberican jamón and chopped hard boiled egg.Second course was my favourite, Beef Wellington served with new potatoes and Margaret's ratatouille.To accompany the dessert course Cava is served......which went very well with…
  • Wedding anniversary!

    31 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    To celebrate our 44th Wedding Anniversary what could be better than a visit of our favourite restaurants for lunch, Hospedería Virgen de la Fuente at Peñarroya de TastavinsMargaret had the tomato and tuna salad,......I had the "bacon, eggs and chips" for the first course, (it's really huevos rotos y jamón Iberica con patatas...followed by the steak......and Margaret had the Secreto de Cerdo...I had the flan above......and Margaret had the Spanish equivalent of custard with honey.Finally, coffee in the cloisters. Note the pallet seats! A great way to…
  • Camino de Santiago - Day 5

    17 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    The last morning and we are about to explore the city of A Coruña.Quiet time in the lounge.Some of the team......and breakfast orange juice is always served with a smile.The remaining group on the last morning, a couple of people had left the afternoon before......and the crew with the 2 chefs who had presented us with very fine meals over the last few days.The most important man on board, the driver.This is Carolina, who administered every activity with precision throughout the entire trip with Benito......our wonderful driver standing proudly in front of his incredible luxury coach.In A…
  • Camino de Santiago - Day 4

    16 Jul 2015 | 3:00 pm
    As we have breakfast on board, the train leaves Santiago de Compostela and heads towards Vilagarcía de Arousa.We then board the coach and travel to the island  of La Toja and the Capela de San Sebastian which is a church covered in scallop shells.The scallop shell has long been the symbol of pilgrims going to Santiago de Compostela.If you are wondering why the sky is grey, we are still in Galicia and this is normal at this time of day.The plants like it though especially hydrangeas which love lots of water.La Toja is famous for the production of herbal cosmetics, particularly a type of…
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    Spanish Teaching

  • Reglas de Acentuación - Una Propuesta

    26 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Una propuesta para que las reglas de acentuación sean más razonables.Cuando, como profesores, nos enfrentamos a la necesidad de hacer comprender a nuestros alumnos la importancia de las tildes en castellano e intentamos explicar las reglas que regulan su uso nos encontramos, con más frecuencia de la necesaria, con que en los libros de texto que usamos o en la red aparecen explicaciones de este tipo: explicación “tradicional”, que hace referencia a la clasificación de las palabras por su acento en agudas,…
  • La Tilde Diacrítica

    19 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Una cosita sobre los acentos: La tilde diacrítica.Para todos nosotros, que estamos de la mesa en las clases de ELE, es siempre muy importante mantenernos al día en cuestiones relacionadas con los cambios y las reformas que la RAE introduce en nuestro campo de trabajo.Una de las cuestiones que siempre nos trae por la calle de la amargura es el uso de la tilde. Para muchos de nuestros estudiantes esta es una causa perdida –dicen- y se resignan a mantenerse en un confortable limbo agramatical y fuera de las normas académicas.Pero nosotros no podemos caer en ese conformismo…
  • Preparar el DELE de Manera Autónoma: Un Riesgo Innecesario

    12 Aug 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Cuando un estudiante de ELE se plantea el desafío de presentarse a las pruebas del DELE debe ser consciente de que se le presentan varios retos que debe superar, uno a uno, para lograr su deseo. Además de un conocimiento teórico de la lengua (gramática, léxico, sintaxis…) hay una serie de habilidades comunicativas que deben ser tenidas en cuenta a la hora de realizar el entrenamiento previo al examen.Soy consciente de que la preparación de este examen exige una cantidad importante de trabajo por parte del candidato y de que las circunstancias geográficas de cada uno son muy…
  • Diferencias entre el DELE y el SIELE

    29 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Revisión de un post desafortunado.En nuestro último post caímos en una serie de imprecisiones por las que presentamos nuestras más sentidas excusas –lo último que deseamos es ofrecer información incorrecta- y que pretendemos corregir con esta revisión del texto publicado el jueves pasado. La semana pasada hablamos de un nuevo modelo de certificado que el Instituto Cervantes, en colaboración con la USAL (Universidad de Salamanca) y la UNAM (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), está a punto de poner en marcha: el SIELE (Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua…
  • SIELE - Un nuevo examen para certificar el español

    22 Jul 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Acaba de presentarse en México un proyecto que tiene toda la pinta de llegar con fuerza a ocupar un espacio que hasta ahora permanecía vacío: la certificación de competencia lingüística en español a nivel internacional, para usuarios que hasta ahora no encontraban un lugar en los exámenes DELE.Este proyecto es el Servicio Internacional de Evaluación de la Lengua Española (SIELE), y es el producto del trabajo común llevado a cabo exitosamente por el Instituto Cervantes, la Universidad de Salamanca (la más antigua en lengua española, con existencia acreditada desde el siglo XIII y…
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    Barcepundit (English edition)

  • 25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am

    José M. Guardia
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:00 am
    STAY CLASSY, BARACK: Barack Obama calls opponents of Iran deal 'the crazies'.Insulting your own citizens this way (I don't think there's a precedent for a sitting president to insult opponents to his policies like this) would be unacceptable even if they were a handful—but he's insulting no less than two thirds of Americans…
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    José M. Guardia
    13 Aug 2015 | 6:26 am
    BEWARE OF THE AMERICAN ECON PROFESSORS! How Krugman, Sachs and Stiglitz led the Greeks astray.
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    José M. Guardia
    6 Aug 2015 | 6:00 am
    THE END OF THE WORLD IS NEAR: “Are the British really giving up tea? The idea of ditching the afternoon cuppa really takes the biscuit.”
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    José M. Guardia
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    WOULD HE SAY THE SAME if he had won the first? “Second independence referendum 'inevitable' says Salmond.”
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    José M. Guardia
    24 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    THIS BLOG'S ENGLISH VERSION turns 11 years old today. Man, they grow up so fast, don't they? In a blink of an eye and it'll be leaving for college…
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  • Google estrena logo

    1 Sep 2015 | 10:32 am
    Nuevos tiempos, nuevo logo. Esto ha debido pensar el equipo de Google que, después de anunciar el pasado mes de agosto la mayor reestructuración de su historia (con la que la compañía deja de gestionar todos los negocios que ha ido abriendo en sus 17 años de vida para integrarse en un conglomerado empresarial superior, llamado Alphabet), ha dado a conocer ahora un nuevo logo. No es la primera vez que la compañía lo cambia. En esta ocasión, como explican Tamar Yehoshua, vicepresidente de Gestión de Producto, y Bobby Nath, director de Experiencia de Usuario, el logotipo y la marca,…
  • Mejoras en el sistema de mensajería de LinkedIn

    Marcos Merino
    1 Sep 2015 | 10:12 am
    Cuando los usuarios de LinkedIn tratan de contactar entre sí, lo que tienen a su disposición es un ‘Buzón’ de aspecto ya algo anticuado. En realidad, la ausencia de cambios en el diseño global del servicio es un punto negativo que sus usuarios llevan tiempo denunciando. O al menos, así ha sido hasta ahora, dado que este mismo martes la red social de referencia para profesionales ha presentado la nueva versión de su sistema de mensajería, tanto en la versión web como en la móvil (aunque, eso sí, por ahora sólo estará disponible para usuarios de habla inglesa). Tal y…
  • Industria arranca la primera aceleradora nacional de ‘startups’ de seguridad

    1 Sep 2015 | 9:59 am
    Las centradas en ciberseguridad son algunas de las startups más pujantes en estos últimos tiempos en los que los ataques proliferan en el mundo digital (el caso de Ashley Madison es solo el último de una gran lista de empresas que han sido afectadas por algún incidente). Para impulsar la creación de empresas dentro de este nicho de mercado el Instituto Nacional de Ciberseguridad (Incibe), dependiente del Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo, ha organizado un programa de aceleración que arranca hoy mismo. A este programa podrán presentar sus propuestas todos los emprendedores que…
  • Cuando el ‘malware’ viene de serie en tu móvil

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:09 am
    Tu smartphone puede infectarse con software malicioso… o llevarlo integrado de fábrica. Así se puso de manifiesto el pasado año 2014 cuando el equipo de la compañía de seguridad alemana G Data descubrió que un teléfono chino, llamado Star N9500 (básicamente una copia del modelo Galaxy S4 de Samsung) incluía un troyano llamado Uupay disfrazado de Google Play Store. Un ‘intruso’ que recopilaba y copiaba información personal, además de convertir el micrófono en un registro de las llamadas telefónicas y las conversaciones mantenidas cerca del teléfono y realizar…
  • La división Google X pone la diabetes en su punto de mira

    Marcos Merino
    1 Sep 2015 | 7:46 am
    El departamento de biomedicina de Google X (la división semi-secreta de la compañía de Mountain View, responsable de muchos de sus proyectos de I+D+i) tiene centrada su atención en un nuevo objetivo: la diabetes, una enfermedad que afecta hoy en día a 382 millones de personas (las previsiones indican que, hacia el año 2035, podríamos estar hablando de 600 millones de enfermos). Según WIRED, esto les habría llevado a trabajar codo con codo junto a la compañía farmacéutica Sanofi, fabricante de una de las insulinas más vendidas del mundo, Lantus. Una fuerte apuesta por el ámbito…
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    Spanish Property News

  • House Prices Rose 5.1% in Q2

    1 Sep 2015 | 8:00 am
    The price of housing in Spain increased by 5.1% year-on-year in the second quarter of the year, according to the latest statistics from the Association of Property Registrars. This increase is almost double the increase recorded in the first quarter of the year (2.65%), which the Registrars point out “consolidates and intensifies the change in […]
  • International Tourists’ Spending up 7.7% Y-o-Y to July

    1 Sep 2015 | 3:00 am
    According to data from the latest Egatur tourist expenditure survey, published last week by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism, international tourists visiting Spain spent a total of 37,129 million euros between January and July this year, which represents an increase of 7.7% over the same period of 2014, and is the best data […]
  • Home Mortgages Grew by 26.3% in June Y-o-Y

    1 Sep 2015 | 12:00 am
    The number of new mortgages constituted on homes in Spain listed in the Property Registers stood at a total of 21,454 in June, which represents an increase of 26.3% over the figure for the same month of 2014, according to the latest data from the National Statistics Institute, which pointed out that the data relates […]
  • 500 Euro Notes in Circulation Down 7.7% in July

    31 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    According to data published last week by the Bank of Spain, the value of all the 500 euro notes in circulation in Spain stood at 35,006 million euros in July, and is the lowest value registered since January 2005, when the number of notes in circulation amounted to a value of 35,169 million euros. Compared […]
  • National Demand for Holiday Rentals Rises 24%

    31 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Data from a recent study conducted by online holiday rental portal, HomeAway, on summer holiday rentals in Spain in 2015, have revealed that domestic demand has increased this year by 24% compared to the summer of 2014. Of all the enquires received via the portal for holiday rentals in Spain during this summer, 33% of […]
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    Gaby Castellanos » Gaby Castellanos

  • Gurus del Social Media, como reconocerlos y evitar ser uno de ellos

    Gaby Castellanos
    5 Aug 2015 | 5:25 pm
    The post Gurus del Social Media, como reconocerlos y evitar ser uno de ellos appeared first on Gaby Castellanos.
  • Social Media, Politica, Poder e Influencia o como ser politico y no hacer el tonto en internet

    Gaby Castellanos
    28 Jul 2015 | 12:57 pm
    The post Social Media, Politica, Poder e Influencia o como ser politico y no hacer el tonto en internet appeared first on Gaby Castellanos.
  • Audiencia o Comunidad: la base del Social Media

    Gaby Castellanos
    29 May 2015 | 10:14 am
    Llevo casi 31 años trabajando en Publicidad y Marketing. Empece en el Off y termine en el On, como ya me veis. Cuando trabaje en (aun no "para") McDonalds (era muy pequeña, quienes trabajaron a mi lado lo recordaran que era una bebe, unos 14 años), fue mi 1er trabajo y de los mas queridos. Y una de las labores que tenia era encargarme de preparar la "cartelera interna" del area de trabajadores de la compañia. Todos los meses creaba y diseñaba mensajes humoristicos (sin saber, publicitarios y motivadores) basados en la filosofia de la marca, los dibujaba, recortaba y colocaba todos los…
  • Digital Influencers: el fraude de la influencia en internet

    Gaby Castellanos
    28 May 2015 | 6:41 am
    Llevo semanas monitorizando algunos “Influencers” de habla hispana/en español (y lo pongo entre comillas porque no lo son y mucho menos gurus de nada) porque ya el descaro me parece exagerado. Parte de estos “Influencers” me los he cruzado en Instagram no porque personas relacionadas conmigo hablen/se relacionen con ellos, sino que aparecen como las fotos […] The post Digital Influencers: el fraude de la influencia en internet appeared first on Gaby Castellanos.
  • La NUEVA y FALSA estrategia publicitaria del Gobierno/Regimen de Venezuela

    Gaby Castellanos
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:58 am
    (Continuacion de mi columna en el diario El Nacional “La nueva estrategia publicitaria del gobierno de Venezuela ” (Clik para leerla) publicada el 22 de Marzo del 2015) ¡Cómo se han revolucionado comunicacionalmente los departamentos del régimen venezolanos estos días con el tema del decreto de Obama! Tanto así, que han tenido que sacar un presupuesto nuevo […] The post La NUEVA y FALSA estrategia publicitaria del Gobierno/Regimen de Venezuela appeared first on Gaby Castellanos.
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  • Costa del Sol’s Benalmádena – Beyond The Bar & The Beach

    The Spain Scoop
    7 Aug 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Sunny skies in Benalmádena By Emma Leiper When I was first invited to go on holiday to Spain with a group of  friends, my mind immediately conjured up images of snorting tequila shots, falling out of nightclubs at 6:00 a.m., and bouncing along the coast on an inflatable banana. All very Ibiza meets 18-30s-somethings club land. When I landed in Benalmádena I was therefore pleasantly surprised. It didn’t matter that we were (ahem) slightly out of the 18-30s holiday club range, nor was it even noticeable. Whilst there were certainly enough scantily clad young ladies who could fill a bikini…
  • Find Roman Ruins & Beautiful Beaches in Tarragona, Spain

    The Spain Scoop
    6 Aug 2015 | 11:34 pm
    Passing through Barcelona? Pick up a copy of Eat Guides: Barcelona to dine like a local while in the city! $4.99 By Nancy Todd David, my son-in-law said, “Tarragona is my favorite city in Spain.”  Melissa, my daughter, and David, visited me from Portland, Oregon.  I have wonderful memories of spending the day with them in Tarragona. In this city, Romans frolicked in the Mediterranean Sea, fished, filled pottery vessels with olive oil and wine, and danced in the streets. Gladiator battles were fought in the coliseum and bad-ass bartering happened in the markets. Only one…
  • Ten Things I Love About Living in Spain

    The Spain Scoop
    11 Jul 2015 | 11:53 pm
    The author and her fiancé in Seville By Cat Gaa My Spain story isn’t very different than anyone else’s – on a short trip to the Iberian Peninsula in 2005, I fell in love with the country, its people, and the language. I made it a point to move back to Europe once I finished university, and the Spanish government hired me to teach English at a high school near Seville. Now, as I approach my seventh anniversary of living in Spain, it’s easy to reflect on just why I feel so at home here. My friends back in Chicago marvel at my expat life, but I pay bills, go to work, and wash my car…
  • Sales In Spain

    The Spain Scoop
    3 Jul 2015 | 11:01 pm
    Sales in Spain happen twice a year By Nancy Todd                       Comments by  The Blogdog Sales in Spain are weird. Regulated by the government,they are only permitted in January/February and July/August. Some small stores sneak in an obscure sale in the interim. Week by week, for anpit two months, goods are discounted three times. Lines are long. Customer service is non-existent and I have been in stores like Zara’s (a fab women’s clothing store) where there are 47 people in line and two cashiers. Buyers are undaunted. They scramble, wait in line…
  • Beautiful Beaches Near Barcelona: Sitges

    The Spain Scoop
    17 Jun 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Will you be spending time in Barcelona? Get a copy of Eat Guides: Barcelona and dine like a local in the city! $4.99 By Nancy Todd By the time it takes you to glob on suntan lotion and put on your shades, you can get from Barcelona to Sitges. Why Sitges for beaches? They are less crowded than Barcelona beaches and there are not as many vendors squawking “Beer?” “Massage?” The wide beaches are natural sand that has not been delivered in a truck.  Water is cleaner and warmer, and I am sure given the Grand Color Test, the water is bluer. We give Sitges a…
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    Ronda, the City of Dreams in Andalusia, Southern Spain

  • Ronda, the city of dreams

    Ronda Today
    17 Aug 2015 | 12:00 am
    Welcome to one of Spain’s most visited cities (and for good reason.) Our little city is very compact and in fact from arriving in Ronda, to seeing the Real Maestranza bullring, the Puente Nuevo and El Tajo gorge, the many beautiful churches, our museums, or the wonderful coffee shops and tapas bars, we have it … Continue reading Ronda, the city of dreams →
  • Hotel Aire de Ronda **

    Ronda Today
    11 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Bespoke 3 room hotel in the Padre Jesus district close the the Ocho Caño, Arab Baths, the Puente Romano, and offering exceptional comfort in private surroundings. A quiet place to stay in Ronda
  • Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas, Benaojan **

    Ronda Today
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:30 am
    Walkers and nature enthusiasts will love the location of the Hotel Molino Cuatro Paradas, right next to the Guadiaro River (Benaohan), and perfectly positioned to hear and see local birdlife.
  • Iglesia de Santa Cecilia

    Ronda Today
    5 Aug 2015 | 1:00 am
    Built in the 17th century, Santa Cecilia is a glorious baroque church near the main shopping street in Ronda.
  • Hotel Molino, Ronda ***

    Ronda Today
    5 Aug 2015 | 12:17 am
    Modern 3 star hotel in the Calle Sevilla, one of the most central streets in Ronda. Decor is contemporary and comfortable, whilst the location is suitable for those who wish to explore Ronda
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    Spanish News

  • Breaking News: Major Fire In and Around Torreguadiaro and Sotogrande

    Maria Sullivan
    14 Aug 2015 | 8:49 am
    BREAKING NEWS: Two major fires have broken out in Torreguadiaro and Sotogrande this afternoon. Both fires are visible from kilometers away with residents as far as Gibraltar spotting them on the horizon. The fire in Sotogrande is in the natural reserve by the Guadalquiton river. Smoke clouds are running nearly one hundred meters into the sky. According […]
  • New Terrace Regulations to Affect 12,000 Hospitality Jobs in Barcelona

    Sarah Sonez
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    The government of Barcelona has recently approved new regulations that may affect up to 12,000 hospitality jobs, according to restaurant and bar owners. The new rules seek to regulate in detail the use of tables and chairs. The terrace must be at least 1.8 meters from the restaurant façade and 1 meter from the pavement […]
  • Hispania Buys Two Hotels For €105 Million on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands

    Maria Sullivan
    19 Jun 2015 | 3:30 am
    The investment fund Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios, S.A., has acquired two hotels on the Canary Islands. The two hotels are the Suite Hotel Atlantis Fuerteventura Resort and the Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahía Real, both located on the Canary Islands. The Gran Hotel Atlantis Bahia Real is a 5-star deluxe hotel with 242 rooms and the Suite […]
  • Hottest May in 68 Years and Summer 2015 Weather to Beat All Records

    Ana Pozuelo
    4 Jun 2015 | 6:37 am
    The weather during the month of May this year has gone down in history as the driest in 68 years with only 1.7 cm of rain, whereas usual measures averaged 6.1 cm. Meteorological experts also registered the hottest day for the time of the year since 1869 with inland towns in Valencia region regisering 44.4ºC […]
  • New OECD Report Warns Income Inequality In Spain Getting Bigger

    Ana Pozuelo
    22 May 2015 | 5:03 am
    A new report entitled In It Together: Why Less Inequality Benefits All by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released this week confirms that there is a growing gap between the rich and poor in Spain since the start of the economic crisis. According to the report Spain has the fifth highest rate […]
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  • Madrid Oktoberfest 2015

    30 Aug 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Bier, Pretzels, Lederhosens and the Dirndl are coming back! The world-famous beer festival will be celebrated in Madrid a week early than in Germany. More than 4,000 square meters of the Barclaycard Center will be transformed into a beer tent from 24 to 27 September, complete with long tables and benches, live music, jugs of Paulaner beer, […]
  • When are Museums Free in Madrid?

    23 Aug 2015 | 11:38 pm
    Don’t think culture is expensive! Madrid is rich with economical cultural events and activities, museums being one of the best! With a wide range of museums beyond the Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofia, many are free at certain times of the week and others always have free admission. There is something for everyone: paintings, sculptures, […]
  • Festival of La Paloma 2015

    12 Aug 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The last (and biggest) of the 3 traditional Madrid Summer festivals (Virgen de La Paloma) is happening now from the 13th until the 16th of August with many outdoor activities in the Plaza de la Cebada, Carros y la Paja (the popular squares in the La Latina neighborhood), calle Humilladero, calle Calatrava, calle de la […]
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum Free on Mondays

    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Thanks to the generous sponsorship by MasterCard, the museum’s collections can be visited free of charge every Monday from 12.00 -16.00, no prior booking required. The bookshop/gift shop and the cafeteria will also be open during these times. Current Exhibits Zurbarán. A New Perspective Ends September 13, 2015 The exhibition Zurbarán. A New Perspective, offers […]
  • Where to Enjoy Free Live Jazz

    7 Aug 2015 | 3:00 am
    Madrid is alive with the sound of music, literally. It is so easy to find great clubs big or small to enjoy some live performances of all genres, and Jazz is one popular one that is played in many venues. Some have an entrance fee, although relatively ‘cheap’ under 10 euros usually with a drink included. And then […]
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    Panoramic Villas

  • 7 Wonderful Ways to Spend a Honeymoon in Santorini

    Robert Skupski
    1 Sep 2015 | 5:02 am
    When tying the knot for your future together, there are many wonderful places in the world to spend a honeymoon. However, Santorini is something really special. With those beautiful white-washed towns, interspersed with blue dome roofs and the turquoise Aegean Sea, what could be more beautiful to celebrate the beginning of your married life together? Whether staying in a luxury hotel or a holiday rental villa or apartment, the island is a perfect destination for sunshine, great food, beautiful views and so much more. Panoramic photo of Santorini – photo courtesy CC by 2.0 Zolakoma The…
  • 5 Great Resorts for a Golf Holiday in Turkey

    Robert Skupski
    24 Aug 2015 | 3:01 am
    A popular country with tourists worldwide, Turkey has a lot to offer when it comes to a great holiday, whether travelling single, as a family or in a group. However, for those with that great game in their blood, Turkey is the ideal destination for the very best in golf holidays. Golf in Turkey – photo coutesy CC by SA 2.0 hobbs_luton Belek in Antalya region has been transformed into an internationally appreciated golf holiday destination with 13 different courses, making up the now world-renowned golf coast of Turkey. With magnificent, world-class golf courses and some of the best…
  • Enjoy the Beach in La Cala de Mijas on the Costa del Sol

    Jess Whittle
    11 Aug 2015 | 2:10 am
    If you’ve done all the busy resorts on the Costa del Sol, like Fuengirola, Torremolinos and Marbella, it’s time to try a slightly more quiet and less travelled spot on that gorgeous coastline. La Cala de Mijas is perfect for a sun, sea and sand holiday. Originally a small and typically white-washed Andalusian village, La Cala de Mijas has grown into a great holiday destination. La Cala de Mijas is located between Fuengirola to the east and the upmarket Marbella to the west and has a relatively small population of around 24,000 inhabitants. The town is dedicated mainly to tourism, but on a…
  • Top Five Holiday Money Saving Tips

    Jess Whittle
    4 Aug 2015 | 3:11 am
    Going on holiday is likely to be one of the most expensive times of the year for most people. Here are a few ways to keep the costs down and make sure you enjoy your hard earned vacation. Get Discounted Airport Parking Save 10% to 30% on airport parking charges Airport parking can really bump up the cost of your holiday, if public transport isn’t an option then this may be a necessary evil. Make sure you don’t leave booking your parking until the last minute. Use this link to Holiday Extras website to get 10% to 30% off airport parking prices in UK airports. Get free Sat Nav for Your Hire…
  • 5 Must Visit Places on a Trip to Morocco

    Robert Skupski
    31 Jul 2015 | 2:00 am
    Morocco is a fascinating and exotic land perched at the top of North Africa offering the perfect destination for a holiday with a difference. Whether you are heading to the souks to do some shopping, wishing to explore historic cities, crossing the Sahara Desert on a camel or hiking in the High Atlas Mountains, there is so much on offer when touring in Morocco. Photo: Jemaa el Fnaa at sunset CC BY-ND 2.0 James Merhebi To help with your choices, the following are five of the best places to visit during a holiday in Morocco. When you are settled into your comfortable hotel or a perfect holiday…
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