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  • Madrid vows to ban diesel-fueled cars by 2025

    12/03/2016 9:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 13:49 CET+01:00
    Madrid mayor, Manuela Carmena, signed a commitment to rid the pollution-stricken city of diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade. She joined the mayors of Paris, Athens and Mexico City in signing the deal to improve air quality at the biennial meeting of city leaders in Mexico on Thursday. She also vowed to continue in a drive for alternative vehicle use and improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city. …
  • Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent in 2017

    12/02/2016 9:17:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 16:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Spain’s minority conservative government on Friday approved raising the country’s minimum monthly wage by 8.0 percent in 2017 to €825.50 ($876) as demanded by the main opposition Socialists. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said the rise — approved at a weekly cabinet meeting — was “negotiated with other political groups”. The minimum wage will rise from €764.40 to €825.50, an increase of €61.10. That is higher than the monthly minimum wage of €618 in neighboring Portugal, but far lower than the minimum wage of €1,467 in France. …
  • An American Abroad, Basquing in Donostia

    11/20/2016 11:40:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    When I arrived at the Donostia-San Sebastián City Hall, in the beautiful Basque Country of Spain, I wondered what all the ruckus was about. There were hundreds of noisy protesters waving long, colorful banners. My goodness, how interesting to witness acts of political agitation on the public square in another country. I might see history in the making, I thought. Of course, do not cast me as an adventurer: I hoped for nothing too newsworthy — you know, if it bleeds, it leads, and all. I’m just not as fleet of foot as I once was. Yet, still I...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • Russian Warships: Spain Says Refuelling Request Withdrawn

    10/26/2016 6:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/26
    Russia has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among Nato allies. The Spanish foreign ministry says the stopovers have now been cancelled. Spain had been under pressure from Nato allies not to allow the refuelling of the Russian warships bound for Syria. Russia's defence ministry later said no request had been sent for the main vessel, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, to be refuelled in Ceuta.
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • As Aleppo Burns, Spain Resupplies The Russian Navy

    10/22/2016 4:56:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    After more than two and a half years Russia continues its illegal occupation of Crimea and its war in eastern Ukraine. As part of its unconditional support for Syrian dictator Basher al-Assad, it is indiscriminately bombing civilians in Aleppo—an action described by some as war crimes. And yet, some European countries continue to provide Russia with military support. Most notable among these is Spain. This member of both NATO and the EU has opened its ports to the Russian Navy. At least 25 Russian Navy vessels have refueled and resupplied at Spanish ports since Moscow invaded and annexed Crimea in...
  • Spain approves equal parental leave for fathers

    10/19/2016 10:36:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 19 Oct 2016 16:07 GMT+02:00 | Fiona Govan
    Fathers will now be allowed the same parental leave as new mothers, under measures agreed by Spain’s parliament. The Spanish congress has voted to extend paid paternity leave from 13 days to 16 weeks, equal to that awarded to women. Until now, fathers were entitled to just 13 consecutive days off work with the arrival of a new member of the family, be it through birth, fostering or adoption, plus two days to be present at the birth itself. …
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • Eurofighter Partners Face Hard Decisions on Production, Damages As Orders Run Out

    10/10/2016 6:19:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | Oct 07, 2016 | Giovanni de Briganti
    Without new orders, EurofighterÂ’s Spanish and German Final Assembly Lines will be the first to close, in 2018, after the delivery of the final aircraft to their national customers; the British line will follow in 2019. (EF Spain) PARIS --- The four Eurofighter partners face major decisions over the next couple of years, as two of their four final assembly lines begin running out of work in 2018, and production of major components faces a two-year suspension until it resumes in 2018 for the aircraft ordered by Kuwait earlier this year. Coping with the end of production will create complex...
  • Stealth Bailout of 2 Franken-Banks Now Happening in Spain

    10/02/2016 7:39:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | October 1, 2016 | Don Quijones
    Obscured somewhat by the spectacular antics of Deutsche Bank, there appears to be another bailout of two of Spain’s franken-banks: mostly state-owned Bankia and wholly state-owned Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN). The news was released so quietly that even in Spain barely a living soul is aware it’s happening. For the moment, BMN is completely state-owned, after its four constituent state-owned parts — Caja Murcia, Caixa Penedčs, Caja Granada y Sa Nostra — were rescued by Spain’s taxpayers and lumped together for the modest price of €1.6 billion in 2010. But by the end of this year all that was supposed...
  • HOLIDAY HORROR Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured...

    10/02/2016 10:42:13 AM PDT · by GilGil · 8 replies
    The Sun in UK ^ | 10/1/2016 | NEAL BAKER and GEORGE SANDEMAN
    Full tritle: HOLIDAY HORROR Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured with five in a serious condition at holiday hotspot
  • Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder

    09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail / dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311887/Almost-45-Ryanair-passengers-enter-UK-passport-checks-Border-Agency-blunder.html#ixzz0za6m3aKB
  • Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured

    10/01/2016 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 1, 2016 | Neal Baker
    Full title: Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured with five in a serious condition at holiday hotspot A GAS canister has exploded near Malaga, Spain, leaving at least 77 people injured. Five victims are in a serious condition after the blast at a cafe in the town of Velez-Malaga, which sits on the country’s tourist-packed south coast. It is not yet clear whether the explosion, which happened at around 5pm GMT, was unintentional or the work of terrorists. Shocking footage of the aftermath shows panicked crowds screaming outside the cafe as it is...
  • Hundreds of thousands march across in Spain to demand independence for Catalonia

    09/13/2016 11:04:07 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 September 2016 | SIMON HOLMES
    Thousands of Spain separatists rallied across Catalonia on Sunday to show their support for a break away from Spain, which would leave the country without one of its richest states. Barcelona police estimated on their Twitter account that about 540,000 people attended the rally in support of a legally-binding referendum that would achieve an independent Catalonia. Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said that he plans to propose a government-approved binding independence referendum to secede from Spain by next year. Spain, which opposes secession, argues that an independent Catalonia would be ejected from the European Union and left out from using...
  • Dutiful Dog Refuses To Give Up Hospital Vigil... (Doggie Ping Alert)

    09/03/2016 6:00:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/02/2016 | James Badcock
    A dog called Maya is achieving celebrity status in Spain as she waits for her owner outside the doors of a hospital in Alicante, a vigil which has already lasted for six days. Despite the efforts of her owner’s father, Maya refuses to be led away or distracted from her duty, honouring the tradition of her Akita Inu breed, reputed to be among the most loyal dogs in the world. Last Sunday Maya’s owner, 22-year-old Sandra Iniesta, began feeling intense pain in her abdomen as she, her father and the dog were travelling to their Barcelona home by car after...
  • Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

    08/30/2016 6:54:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30. 2016
    August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials. The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior. “Regarding the equalization of homosexual unions with marriage or of actions that could be understood in that way,...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • Anglicans to Build New Centre in Spain for Pilgrims on 'The Way' to Santiago de Compostela

    07/29/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/28/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    A new $5 million Anglican Centre is to be built in Spain in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage route the Way of St James. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, which is part of the Anglican Community under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to begin fundraising with the help of Trinity Church, Wall Street in the United States. The new Anglican centre in Spain will have instant and enormous appeal to Christians from through the Anglican Communion worldwide. Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial site of the disciple James,...
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • Spanish bullfighter gored to death on live TV

    A top professional Spanish bullfighter was gored to death during a live television event over the weekend.
  • Matador mauled (tr)

    07/10/2016 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Jun 9, 2016 | Mark Hodge, Yasmin Jeffery and Gerard Couzens
    Victor Barrio, 29, became the first bullfighter to be killed this century after an 83-stone bull called Lorenzo gored him in the chest as he lay on the ground after up-ending him as he performed at a bullfight in Teruel, east of Madrid.
  • EU Commissioner wants fines for Spain, Portugal

    07/05/2016 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Jul 2016 08:01 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany’s EU Commissioner Günther Öttinger said in a newspaper interview Monday that Spain and Portugal should be fined by Brussels for missing their 2015 deficit targets. “Neither country met the budget commitments that they had both set themselves,” Öttinger told the mass-circulation daily Bild. “I believe that if the EU Commission is to maintain its credibility regarding the budget rules, then we will have to impose sanctions on Spain and Portugal,” he continued. […] On Friday, another EU Commissioner, Valdis Dombrovskis, had suggested that Brussels could freeze the structural funding for the two countries. …
  • US first lady urges Spanish women to promote girls' learning

    06/30/2016 10:07:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 12:00 PM EDT | Ciaran Giles
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday appealed to girls and young women in Spain to get involved in her global girls’ education initiative, saying it’s important girls are “valued for their minds.” Speaking to hundreds of young women at a conference in Madrid, Mrs. Obama spoke of the difficulties girls face trying getting a school education in many countries. She said she had come to Spain in the hope of inspiring women and girls here to help fight for change. Mrs. Obama arrived in Spain from Morocco on Wednesday. She had started the three-nation tour to promote the “Let...
  • But who's the style queen? Michelle Obama and Letizia of Spain show off their impeccable fashion..

    06/30/2016 7:45:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 155 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 30, 2016 | UNITY BLOTT
    It was a fashion face-off of epic proportions when Michelle Obama met with Queen Letizia in Madrid today. America's first lady was joined by the glamorous royal in the Spanish capital, on what was the last leg of a trip to promote girls' education in poorer countries and raise awareness of gender inequalities. The ever-chic Letizia, 43, stunned in a sleeveless scarlet dress from Nina Ricci that showcased her toned arms, adding a pair of pointed nude courts and turquoise earrings.
  • Michelle Obama arrives in Spain to promote girls' education

    06/30/2016 8:46:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2016 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Spain on the final leg of a three-nation tour to promote her global girls' education initiative. Obama, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, flew into Torrejon air base outside Madrid on Wednesday from Morocco. She started the tour in Liberia. She is due to give a speech on her "Let Girls Learn" initiative Thursday to a group of girls and young women in Madrid. Spain's Queen Letizia is also to address the conference and later meet with Obama. President Barack Obama and the first lady launched the initiative last year to address the...
  • In Latest Shock To Status Quo, Spanish Left-Wing Parties Set To Win Parliamentary Majority

    06/26/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While the world is focused on the aftermath of the Brexit vote, another surprise to the European status quo was just served thanks to Spain's parliamentary elections, where according to the just released exit polls... LATEST: Table comparing two exit polls with actual result from December:https://t.co/NtMMNlbvTR pic.twitter.com/bAAn4PTZ9t — The Spain Report (@thespainreport) June 26, 2016 ... the country's two main progressive parties, the 137-year-old Socialists and the anti-establishment group Podemos, most likely have won a majority of seats in parliament according to early exit polls. Podemos won 91 to 95 seats compared with 71 at the last vote in December...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • Spanish cardinal who denounced ‘gay empire’ cleared of hate speech [Catholic Caucus]

    06/23/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Inés San Martín
    A judge in Spain ruled on Thursday that a cardinal denouncing an attack against the Christian family by a “gay empire” was not, simply by virtue of using that language, committing a hate speech crime but exercising his right to freedom of expression. The criminal proceedings against Cardinal Antonio Cańizares of Valencia were dismissed without further investigation because the magistrate saw no “criminal intent” nor an appeal to “hatred and violence” in the homily delivered by the prelate on May 13. “The family is haunted today, in our culture, by an endless threat of serious difficulties, and this is not...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Card. Cańizares persecuted for defending nature law and common sense

    06/22/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 21, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    FULL TITLE: Valencia’s Card. Cañizares persecuted for defending nature, common sense against “gender theory”, homosexualist agenda I was in Spain recently, having breakfast – as one does – and, while munching the ubiquitous toast with tomato looked up at the TV only to see a discussion of Card. Canizares Llovera and the trouble he was in for giving what sounded like a really good sermon in Valencia.I shot a photo of the screen… it I can find it… Since then the Cardinal’s problems have multiplied. BTW… he had the nickname “Ratzingerino” for a while and had served as the Prefect...
  • This Latino girls response to protester wearing “Make America Mexico Again” is priceless!

    It seems to have become a daily occurrence outside of Trump rallies, angry Mexicans hurling insults in Spanish at Trump supporters, throwing eggs, insulting children, attacking those attending all with a backdrop of Mexican flags. Well this Latina has a response to those Mexicans…
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Spanish Cardinal Faces Criminal Charges for Homily Remarks

    06/21/2016 7:42:47 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    reason.com ^ | Jun. 20, 2016 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Cardinal Antonio Cańizares faces hate speech charges for questioning "gay empire," "radical feminism," and "gender theory" during homily. Just in case you need more examples of why laws against "hate speech" are a bad idea, here's a case out of Spain in which a Catholic leader is under investigation for remarks he made during a religious ceremony. While giving the homily at a Catholic University of Valencia mass, the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cańizares, suggested that "the gay empire" and "radical feminism" were undermining traditional family values. "The family is being stalked today, in our culture, by endlessly grave...
  • Tools that may be a million years old discovered near Tarragona

    06/18/2016 2:34:22 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 113 replies
    Catalan News Agency (CNA) ^ | Monday, 13 June 2016 | unattributed
    A set of 50 flint tools has been discovered in Barranc de la Boella, near Tarragona, a city 80 kilometres south of Barcelona. The tools are estimated to be between 800,000 and a million years old... Co-director of the excavation and researcher at IPHES, Josep Vallverdú, stated that the site “contains the oldest files on human evolution in Catalonia and on the Iberian Peninsula”, of which the potential is still unknown. These tools were found in an area known as La Mina, and are supposedly very well preserved, along with animal skeletal remains and coprolites, most notably related to deer,...
  • Pope Francis to Meet With Radical Leftist Podemos-Chief Pablo Iglesias - First Denied, Now Confirmed

    06/17/2016 4:40:48 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | June 17, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    While verbal and physical attacks against churches and religious leaders accumulate in the heated election climate in Spain, Pope Francis will meet Pablo Iglesias, the current irrepressible leader of the radical left Spain in September. With this meeting Pope Francis continues his unilateral contacts with representatives of the radical left. Acts of vandalism against churches and religious institutions, but also verbal attacks against high church officials, have characterized the time before the early Spanish general elections which are to take place on 26 June. One of the most prominent victims of the attacks is Antonio Cardinal Cañizares, Archbishop of Valencia...
  • Huge Columbus statue unveiled in Puerto Rico

    06/17/2016 7:39:17 AM PDT · by cll · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | 6/15/2016
    A giant statue of the Italian explorer Christopher Columbus was unveiled in Arecibo on the northern coast of Puerto Rico on Tuesday (June 14). Russian-based sculptor, Zurab Tsereteli, created the 268 ft (81,68 meter) monument from 2,500 pieces of bronze and steel manufactured in Russia and some 2,000 sq. ft (185.80 sq. meters) of copper sheets. The statue, entitled 'Birth of a New World,' and weighing in at 6,500 tons, is almost twice the height of New York's Statue of Liberty without its base, and is double the height of Rio's Christ the Redeemer. The artwork took over 110,000 hours...
  • Spain’s once mighty socialists succumb to populist rage

    06/14/2016 11:35:34 PM PDT · by Fhios · 14 replies
    FT ^ | 6/14/2016 | Tobias Buck
    ... "The fact is that in Spain and elsewhere in Europe, voters have come to associate the centre-left with many of the (unpopular) policies traditionally championed by the right: austerity, deregulation, liberalisation, free trade." ...
  • Whistling Sling Bullets Were Roman Troops' Secret 'Terror Weapon'

    06/13/2016 11:55:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 50 replies
    Live Science ^ | June 13, 2016 | Tom Metcalfe
    Some 1,800 years ago, Roman troops used "whistling" sling bullets as a "terror weapon" against their barbarian foes, according to archaeologists who found the cast lead bullets at a site in Scotland. Weighing about 1 ounce (30 grams), each of the bullets had been drilled with a 0.2-inch (5 millimeters) hole that the researchers think was designed to give the soaring bullets a sharp buzzing or whistling noise in flight. The bullets were found recently at Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland, where a massive Roman attack against native defenders in a hilltop fort took place in the second century A.D......
  • The Spanish fort on the San Pedro River

    06/10/2016 12:39:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 21 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Perri Barnes
    The Presidio Santa Cruz de Terrenate, a Spanish fort established in 1775 and abandoned by 1780, is one of the most intriguing and evocative sites along the San Pedro River. Relatively few prehistoric and historic sites have been investigated along the San Pedro River, given the area’s rich history. Most of what is known about the early historic inhabitants of the San Pedro comes from Spanish military and church documents, along with the archaeological excavations and publications of Dr. Charles diPeso, who served as director of the Amerind Foundation from 1952 to1982, and more recently by archaeologist Dr. Deni Seymour,...
  • Gathering the Genetic Testimony of Spain’s Civil War Dead

    06/08/2016 11:03:29 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    scientificamerican.com ^ | June 8, 2016 | Lucas Laursen
    In a waist-high trench alongside Spain’s national Highway 1, a dozen volunteers wearing rubber gloves brush tan clay from crumbling human bones. Their knees rest on foam cushions, and a white tent shades them from the summer sun. It’s July 2011—a full 75 summers after Spain erupted in the Civil War that put the bones of 59 civilians in the ground here. A few steps away from the trench, volunteers hold microphones up to the murmuring mouths of elders from the town of Gumiel de Izán, in the north-central region of Castilla y León. The elders, who harbor memories of...
  • Earthquake sank Port Royal "...the earth opened and swallowed up people before my face...

    06/07/2016 5:28:52 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 35 replies
    Spain laid claim to the Island of Jamaica from the time Columbus landed there in 1494. In 1503, Columbus was shipwrecked there for a year. In 1655, Jamaica was captured by British Admiral William Penn, the father of Pennsylvania's founder. Jamaica was too far from England to defend, so the inhabitants turned to privateers, freebooters, buccaneers and pirates for protection. The likes of Blackbeard, Calico Jack and Captain Henry Morgan, namesake of the rum, attacked Spanish ships and settlements, then returned to Jamaica with their booty. The skull pirate flag, called the "Jolly Roger," was adapted from the flag of...
  • People are spending much less time on social media apps: Report

    06/06/2016 10:53:51 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 23 replies
    http://www.cnbc.com/ ^ | 6/6/16 | Harriet Taylor
    People are spending less time on social media apps, in some cases substantially less, a new study from marketing intelligence firm SimilarWeb found. The company compared Android users' daily time spent on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat from January to March 2016 with the same period in 2015. The firm looked at data from the U.S, UK, Germany, Spain, Australia, India, South Africa, Brazil and Spain. Facebook's Instagram saw the biggest year-over-year drop — usage was down 23.7 percent this year, closely followed by Twitter (down 23.4 percent), Snapchat (down 15.7 percent) and Facebook (down 8 percent), the study found.
  • Cardinal Sarah: Words of Consecration Mean "For Many" and not, "For All"

    06/06/2016 7:26:33 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 7 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | June 6, 2016 | Giuseppe Nardi
    (Madrid) Cardinal Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Roman Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments expressed his hope that the Church in Spain would introduce "in the coming year," the words of consecration pro multis. In 2006, Pope Benedict XVI. approved a decree of the Congregation, to more accurately adjust the translation of the words of consecration in the local language to reflect the Church's Latin language and the Gospels. Cardinal Arinze, Prefect of the Congregation of Divine Worship 2002-2008, wrote to all bishops' conferences: "The Bishops' Conferences of the countries where currently the wording 'for all'...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Comet PanSTARRS and the Helix Nebula

    06/05/2016 4:16:28 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 17 replies
    NASA ^ | Sunday, June 05, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: It's rare that such different objects are imaged so close together. Such an occasion is occurring now, though, and was captured two days ago in combined parallel exposures from the Canary Islands of Spain. On the lower right, surrounded by a green coma and emanating an unusually split blue ion tail diagonally across the frame, is Comet C/2013 X1 (PanSTARRS). This giant snowball has been falling toward our Sun and brightening since its discovery in 2013. Although Comet PannSTARRS is a picturesque target for long-duration exposures of astrophotography, it is expected to be only barely visible to the unaided...
  • Chelsea Handler Silences Young Boy for Saying Hillary's 'Looking for Abortion'

    06/05/2016 11:26:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 23 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | June 3, 2016 | Karen Townsend
    As liberals often do, Chelsea Handler exploited a group of young children for political gain. In the episode of Chelsea “Magic & GMOs with Lizzy Caplan, Bill Nye” on Netflix, she opened with a focus group of elementary-aged boys and girls. Naturally a self-professed Hillary Clinton supporter would ask them, “Who here is a Donald Trump supporter?” As soon as the first child said that Trump would be a good president, some of the others wore shocked faces. Then the rest began bashing Trump. He was described as grumpy and only liking white people. One little black girl said Trump...
  • How Feminism Destroyed Europe | Iben Thranholm and Stefan Molyneux

    05/31/2016 3:29:13 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 18 replies
    YouTube/PeaceFreedomProsperity.com ^ | Apr 26, 2016 | Stefan Molyneux
    The massive feminization of culture has had a major impact on European politics and the decisions which have lead to the European Migrant Crisis. Iben Thranholm joins Stefan Molyneux to discuss the deficiency of masculinity in European culture, how feminism has programmed women to see men as the enemy and the future of western civilization. "As the refugee crisis erupted and overwhelmed Europe, its political leaders - spearheaded by German Chancellor Angela Merkel - acted like timid mother hens, not as strong men responsible for guarding their country from an invasion." - Iben Thranholm Iben Thranholm is one of Denmark’s...