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“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.

SPAIN IS GEARING UP FOR EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK, 16 — 22 SEPTEMBER!

SPAIN IS GEARING UP FOR EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK, 16 — 22 SEPTEMBER! »

9 Sep, 2019
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The fast approaching European Mobility Week is spotlighting safe walking and cycling as a means of clean and sustainable transport. Join the campaign!

THE WORLD’S BEST COUNTRY TO VISIT IS NONE OTHER THAN SPAIN, SO SAYS THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM!

THE WORLD’S BEST COUNTRY TO VISIT IS NONE OTHER THAN SPAIN, SO SAYS THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM! »

8 Sep, 2019
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WEF: “The popularity of Spain, which has claimed the top spot in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index since 2015, is bolstered by a world-class ranking in natural and cultural resources – from its vibrant cities to sunny beaches, and a diverse cultural programme that spans medieval festivals to contemporary art. Infrastructure is another important measure of a country’s travel competitiveness, and on these criteria Spain rates highly.”

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “GO FLY A KITE!”, 21 JULY 1978

A GUIDEPOST REPRINT: “GO FLY A KITE!”, 21 JULY 1978 »

7 Sep, 2019
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A witty and incisive look into the innovations in art today — that is, in the 1970s. After a savvy’s critique, the author concludes: ” Often, the work [of an artist] can only be supported by institutions or museums, and there is literally nothing to sell, but that seldom happens. More often than not, some manner is contrived in order to get the product or by-product into the hands of the consumer. Idealism can only go so far. I mean, anyone who digs holes or flies kites had to eat also. Be an artist, go fly a kite!”

FACTSHEET ABOUT THE ISLAND TRUMP COVETED

FACTSHEET ABOUT THE ISLAND TRUMP COVETED »

4 Sep, 2019
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Sermiligaaq settlement near the Sermilik Fjord

 

 

 GREENLAND FACTSHEET

1. GREENLAND (Kalaallit Nunaat in Greenlandic; Grønland in Danish):

NASA: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers

NASA: Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers »

4 Sep, 2019
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Unusually warm air temperatures this summer have caused record melt across Greenland. Approximately 90 percent of the surface of Greenland’s ice sheet melted at some point between July 30 and Aug. 2, during which time an estimated 55 billion tons of ice melted into the ocean, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.

A SECOND OPINION: BREATHE — How many Rainforests are there left in the World? Fewer and fewer…

A SECOND OPINION: BREATHE — How many Rainforests are there left in the World? Fewer and fewer… »

31 Aug, 2019
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In Brazil it almost seems that forests are being cleared for ranching and other purposes. Forests are a pain in the neck to people who see nothing but profit and progress. But forests fill a basic need for human life: O2. We breathe because of the oxygen produced by trees and plant life and especially the rainforests of the world. Bolsonaro may just have to deal with the world on the issue of the wildfires in the Amazon.

EMBASSY ROW: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE LEGENDARY LA SCALA DE MILAN

EMBASSY ROW: THE ITALIAN EMBASSY IN MADRID ANNOUNCES SCHOLARSHIPS AT THE LEGENDARY LA SCALA DE MILAN »

25 Aug, 2019
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Hurry, the period of application for the scholarships is about now!