THE THAI ZAFRA RESTAURANT: FROM GRIT TO GRIT

THE THAI ZAFRA RESTAURANT: FROM GRIT TO GRIT »

6 Nov, 2022
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At Thai Zafra, all of the restaurant’s exotic decor serves to highlight the main event: the food. Thai cuisine is distinct, a combination of different tastes in one dish. Soon to be in their sixth year -- it seems like only yesterday! -- restaurateurs Darren and Olivia are happy to meet new challenges for Zafra after the pandemic pause but always keeping in mind the old adage that the customer, as is the food, is what really counts.

THE FREE EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARDS: TRAVEL WITHOUT CARE! 

THE FREE EUROPEAN HEALTH INSURANCE CARDS: TRAVEL WITHOUT CARE!  »

26 Aug, 2022
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Summer is coming to an end. But travel and tourism remain uppermost in the minds of Europeans whose wanderlust seems insatiable after the lockdowns of the pandemic. A card in time saves nine hassles during vacations beyond national borders. Therefore, Spaniards and their European brethren had better be aware that there’s such a thing as the European Health Insurance Card which entitles travelers to public health assistance in the country they’re visiting. Get full info if you don't have it already!

A SECOND OPINION: Covid-19 Still a Problem

A SECOND OPINION: Covid-19 Still a Problem »

31 Jul, 2022
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"Across the US there have been many more than 100,000 confirmed cases of the disease in the month of July. My neighbors both had it and have recovered. My niece in Spain had it too. It seems to pick its victims at random."

STAY SAFE BUT, FOR PETE’S SAKE, MOVE!

STAY SAFE BUT, FOR PETE’S SAKE, MOVE! »

13 Jul, 2022
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To state the obvious, the international mobility of people and goods has been severely impacted by pandemic restrictions. But while international travel restrictions have helped delay or reduce the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to some degree, they have caused societal and economic disruption and impacted untold number of lives. The resumption of safe international travel is an important step toward normality.

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SPAIN’S LABOR REFORM?

WHAT’S THE BIG DEAL ABOUT SPAIN’S LABOR REFORM? »

14 Feb, 2022
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At stake during the ratification of Spain's Labor Reform were the European Union's pandemic reconstruction funds -- the NGEU and MFF packages --  projected to reach €1824.3 billion, and the remedy for the precarious labor situation in Spain due to the structural anomaly in hiring.

BY NOW YOU’LL HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE SPANISH BIZUM. HERE’S ITS UNDERPINNINGS

BY NOW YOU’LL HAVE HEARD ABOUT THE SPANISH BIZUM. HERE’S ITS UNDERPINNINGS »

15 Dec, 2021
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"Bizum was born with the objective of making easy payments between people by linking their phone numbers and email addresses with their bank accounts," says BIZUM S.L. The very nature of money is changing. In an encompassing framework, the EU wants secure and cheap instant payments with stablecoins as gamechanger.

BLACK-TO-BLACK SALE: AN INVITE TO THE FREEDOM TO SPLURGE

BLACK-TO-BLACK SALE: AN INVITE TO THE FREEDOM TO SPLURGE »

26 Nov, 2021
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Black Friday is no longer a “day”. It has been extended to at least a few days. Many Spanish retailers are announcing that they’ll be on “Black” till the 28th which is the Sunday that closes the week of Black Friday. The longer Black Friday lasts, the better for the establishments that have suffered from the brutal lockdowns. Whether or not the shoppers’ billfolds could stand the extension is another matter altogether.

PRESCRIPTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. Ho-Hum.

PRESCRIPTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. Ho-Hum. »

10 Oct, 2021
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No doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people’s mental health. Particularly hard hit, according to the World Health Organization, are health and other frontline workers, people living alone, students, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions. But there are no specific groups that get targeted by the malaise. Fear, anxiety and insecurity are our constant companions early on in the pandemic, and at this late stage. AND beyond. Our mental health has been played havoc with. To make the bad situation worse, services for mental, neurological and substance-use disorders have been severely disrupted.

THE MAGIC NUMBER

THE MAGIC NUMBER »

1 Sep, 2021
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A SEVENTY PERCENT AVERAGE. That’s the part of the EU population that got fully vaccinated today 31 August 2021. Over 256 million adults (aged 18 years and above). A crucial milestone. Says the President of the European Commission: "The EU's strategy of moving forward together is paying off and putting Europe at the vanguard of the global fight against COVID-19.” The EU is leading the world in multilateral response to the pandemic

HERD IMMUNITY WHAT?

HERD IMMUNITY WHAT? »

21 Aug, 2021
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Spain is staying on the fast track toward fully inoculating 70% of its population. In the "old" days of the pre-Delta variant, this meant herd immunity. But now experts think herd immunity will be raised to over 80% and doom-mongers are saying herd immunity is a pipe dream. Spain is wary of setting a date for achieving the new herd immunity. But there's no stopping the country from making that "pipe dream" come true And not in the distant future!