martes, 3 de junio de 2008

Vertical Mile Race Dispute next Saturday on Monteixo

On the 7 of June, when the sun goes down in the church square of Àreu, the shot will be given and will begin the Cuita del Sol, a race of the "vertical mile" type, where the goal him to rise to the 1600 meters of high from the village of Àreu until the peak of the Monteixo (2905 m) more quickly than the shadow of the sun.

The race is made in Àreu, but the tradition comes of Pessonada (Conca de Dalt), when on the day major party, the men singles of the village tried to climb up the Stone from Pessonada more fast than the shadow. That one who won choose the girl for dancing during the night.

The race is a party where the contest, the tradition and the love from the nature, is mixed everything in an environment friendly. They are 600 participants who “animen” the other ones while they rise to the mountain and other already go down, it's very comforting this situation.
The slope of the mountain, is made by night, which produces a beautiful show of lights for the mountain seen from the village.

lunes, 2 de junio de 2008

Rose from Rio Ebro

The Ebro River as it passes over Zaragoza keeps from 2.00 pm today a wealth around the 1,300 cubic meters per second, meaning that the flood is a very long time, even though the tip is expected, which will be in around the expected values, between 1,400 and 1,450 cubic meters.
According to sources explained the Hydrographic Confederation of the Ebro, the flows are "within the provisions", despite that being a grown by more rain is difficult to determine the behavior of the channel.
Thus, throughout the night flow ha ido rising slowly and steadily, from 1,302 cubic meters per second at 2.00 hours until the 1.359,44 from 10.00 am, with 1.321,36 at 4.00 pm and 1,340, 4 at 7.00. The tip of the flood is, therefore, very long, but has not yet reached their maximum levels, we do not know exactly when to arrive and are set around the 1,400 or 1,450 cubic meters.

Poll puts Zapatero ahead

The Spanish Prime Minister is set to clinch re-election on Sunday by a narrow margin, according to the results of a poll commissioned by The Times.
The survey, conducted by the Spanish polling company Sigma Dos, shows José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero’s Socialist Party beating its conservative rivals by 3.8 percentage points. That result would give the Socialists enough seats in Parliament to form a government but place them short of an absolute majority.
Spanish media are barred from publishing opinion polls in the five days leading up to the election but political parties and business groups continue to commission them. The results are traded widely among political and business elites but until now have been kept from ordinary Spaniards.

An English Boy Missing in The Alps

An English boy was disappeared for 24 hours, but at the end was found alive by two dogs.
On 22nd December, 16-years-old, boy was skiing in Avoriaz in ski resort in the French Alps. And suddenly he disappeared in the snow.
His parents were very sorry and call the police who arrived half an hour later with two dogs which looked after the boy for all day.
Everybody helped in the rescue, and finally the boy appeared under the snow sleeping, because he was very tired after skiing all morning.
His parents were so happy that they invented everybody who had taken part in the rescue to have some sandwiches and drink. The boy spent some hours in hospital to make him a check up, but he was inn perfect conditions.

Pobla’s Summer Festival

Like every year It is going to celebrate the Summer Festival.
This big party is locate in Pobla de Segur, a little village in Catalonia.

On 16,17 and 18th July, the celebrities of all the world, the best singers, and the most famous groups are going to there. Concerts, contests and crowd of people are going to be in Pobla this days. The people are very exited because they have never believe that this kind of celebration is going to celebrate in their own village. Pobla de Segur won a price in Internet about the people who listen often music, luckily, the residents of Pobla are obsessed with the music and make bands of music.

A grandma from Pobla told us that the best group that she has ever seen in Pobla was “Mojinos escocios”, now she is excited since she is going to see and listen Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones…
“We hope it is going to be the best festival in the world”- said a little boy.
According to the singers and famous people they think it could be.

The arrival of the electronical tickets

The air companies members of the International Assossiation of the Air Transport (IATA), which are the 90% of the total, have stopped the using of paper tickets. From now on, the ticket will be electronic. This has been done to save the economical and ambiental costs. According to the IATA, every year, it will save 50.000, and the economical save will be higher, because, if the paper ticket costed 8,5 euros, the electronical will cost 0,80, thing that will make save 3.000 dolars to the air companies.

The origins of the paper tickets are in the 1920. In the early years, the tickets were different between the companies but they became all the same. The first electronic ticket was used in 1994 but the avolution to the elctronics has been slow, in 2004, only a 19% of the tickets were electronical.