A SECOND OPINION: PLACIDO DOMINGO DROPS OUT OF THE MET’S MACBETH

A SECOND OPINION: PLACIDO DOMINGO DROPS OUT OF THE MET’S MACBETH »

28 Sep, 2019
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The furor over Placido Domingo’s relationships with women during his long-spanning career in Opera has reached a crescendo. He decided at the last minute to drop out of what would have been his first US performance since the sexual harassment allegations surfaced in August, from Verdi’s “Macbeth” at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The Philadelphia Orchestra and the San Francisco Opera had already canceled his performances with them, citing “the need to provide a safe workplace.”

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: Why You Might Want to Come

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY OPEN HOUSE: Why You Might Want to Come »

25 Sep, 2019
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Founded by King Philip V in 1712 as the Palace Public Library, the National Library, as it is called today, has a rich history, apart of course from its impressive collections. No wonder it is officially the State Repository of Spain’s Cultural Memory.

STATESIDE STORIES: TRUMP Names New Security Advisor and Eyes Homeless Crisis

STATESIDE STORIES: TRUMP Names New Security Advisor and Eyes Homeless Crisis »

22 Sep, 2019
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The National Security Advisor works directly for the President, leading the NSC staff that researches military and diplomatic options. Working with Cabinet-level officials such as the defense, state and treasury secretaries, Robert O’Brien will be expected to present the President with the best policy recommendations.

AT LAST MADRID IS TAKING CLEAN AIR SERIOUSLY!

AT LAST MADRID IS TAKING CLEAN AIR SERIOUSLY! »

22 Sep, 2019
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When the pedestrianization of the iconic Puerta del Sol is done, and the ongoing remodelling of the Plaza de Canalejas is completed, the Madrileños will enjoy “one of the great urban areas that any European capital must have,” according to the Mayor of Madrid.

THE TRUFFLE MAN, MASSIMO VIDONI OF ITALTOUCH

THE TRUFFLE MAN, MASSIMO VIDONI OF ITALTOUCH »

22 Sep, 2019
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Massimo Vidoni: When I was a child, I had discovered the art of truffles when I accompanied my uncle. The early morning preparation and going to the mountains, with the dogs, is where my profound interest really started.  Once the dog pointed to the location where there could of been a possible truffle, it was like a gold rush for me, being well versed in how difficult it was to find truffles. I had started to think of the commercial business end of trading, buying and selling this bespoken gift of Mother Nature and I had gotten hooked !

SPAIN IS CROWNED BASKETBALL WORLD CHAMPION !

SPAIN IS CROWNED BASKETBALL WORLD CHAMPION ! »

19 Sep, 2019
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Spain never let up, overpowering its Championship rival from start to finish. The final score was Spain 95 – Argentina 75. The Basketball World Cup in Beijing is Spain’s second Championship win, the first being in 2006, beating Greece 70-47 in Saitama, Japan. But while still basking in the glow of its recent coup on the court, La Roja is now setting its sights on the gold medal at the Olympic Games 2020 in Tokyo!

A SECOND OPINON: GETTING TO THE SEASHORE!

A SECOND OPINON: GETTING TO THE SEASHORE! »

17 Sep, 2019
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Being able to actually touch the ocean is a wonderful thing when you live inland. I hope you were able to do it this summer, and if not, plan for next year!

“EL VIAJE MAS LARGO” COMMEMORATES THE FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD 500 YEARS AGO!

“EL VIAJE MAS LARGO” COMMEMORATES THE FIRST CIRCUMNAVIGATION OF THE WORLD 500 YEARS AGO! »

15 Sep, 2019
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The monumental and evocatively titled “El Viaje Más Largo” (The Longest Voyage) Exhibition has just been opened by the King and Queen of Spain at the General Archives of the Indies in Seville. This you won’t want to miss! Will give you a blow-by-blow account shortly. Keep an eye here! It’s about the momentous Magellan-Elcano voyage of discovery, setting off globalization at a time when only a handful of rara avises thought the world was round!

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT’S CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE A PRIORITY AS BREXIT APPROACHES

THE SPANISH GOVERNMENT’S CONTINGENCY PLANS ARE A PRIORITY AS BREXIT APPROACHES »

15 Sep, 2019
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The Acting Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Reyes Maroto, held several working meetings in London to evaluate and strengthen the contingency plans of the Government of Spain in the event of a no-deal withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. “Strengthening contingency plans before Brexit is a government priority,” she says.

“PREPARE FOR A ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT,” THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TELLS EU CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES

“PREPARE FOR A ‘NO-DEAL’ BREXIT,” THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TELLS EU CITIZENS AND BUSINESSES »

12 Sep, 2019
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Given that a ‘no-deal’ scenario remains a possible outcome, the Commission strongly encourages all stakeholders to use the extra time provided by the extension of the Article 50 period (till 31 October 2019) to ensure that they have taken all necessary measures to prepare for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.