New and Allied Media joined in the cause of the movement Occupy Wall Street. After ten days camped in the heart of the financial district of New York, close to those of the thousand of members of New York 15-M (among the 200 who sleep there and those who join them during the day), watched Monday as their voices multiplied by the mouth of the intellectual and activist Noam Chomsky, who sent an open letter of support celebrating its honorable and courageous initiative, and by the inescapable speaker representing Michael Moore. The filmmaker, who has embarked on the intense promotion of his autobiography, visited activists in the afternoon in his headquarters, Zuccotti Park, (plaza de la Libertad to the allied to the movement). Received between surprise and joy, he gave them encouragement and declared them his admiration for having taken the initiative before the ravages that the banks have done with this country and asked that they do not despair because within 100 years the people will remember that you came to this place and empezasteis this movement. Source of the news:: New York 15-M enters phase media and find allies
Full weekend, New York begins to implement all its preparations to receive Hurricane Irene, willing to let a violent mark on the city. Irene, the cyclone’s category between 1 and 2 plans to kiss New York today evening with rain and winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour, has caused an alarm situation unprecedented in a city that only has faced four times a hurricane of these features in the last 200 years. From this noon, New York has already been without public transport, which depends on an average of seven million people to move around the city. As a preventive measure, the service of buses, subway and trains has pushed the closure until further notice. NY Museums can aid you in your search for knowledge. Responsible for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), estimated that metro will be opened Monday at 0700, although everything depends on the weather conditions.
Agricultural and livestock problems also have a section in the document to draw attention to the payment to farmers below the cost of production and redact the imposition of crops from the European Union and the multinationals or the use of chemicals, many of them highly polluting. They also regret the precariousness of public services, the lack of medical services in small nuclei of population, the closure of schools, lack of cultural centers and libraries or the poor state of the roads. Others of its claims relate to environmental problems arising from poor management of waste and pollution and the destruction of aquifers and river basins. They also expressed their concern over the high rate of unemployment, the relocation of the industry towards urban centres and the difficulties of access to housing. The outraged conclude by saying to members that the current political and economic system is to blame for the deterioration of the living conditions of the population in Spain and in the rest of the world by what you believe that change is necessary. Eviction of the campers in addition, agents of the national police have evicted this Wednesday morning at the fifty people who continued camping between the plaza de Neptuno and the paseo del Prado, very close to the Congress of Deputies, and which had three days spending the night with their tents, since the holding of the Popular March of indignant in Madrid. As reported by a spokesman for the Chief of police of Madrid, the eviction occurred without incident, and the operation started at 7.30 hours this morning that these same camps Tuesday, sever the traffic at this point. Until the place has also moved the Madrid City Hall cleaning devices to clean the area, which until a few hours ago remained with tents and tents that had assembled the outraged as camp. Source of the news: the police dislodges to the outraged Neptune and prevents them from approaching the Congress
Projects have been developed by students of the University of Castilla la Mancha and the Mondragon, respectively. WaterSense is aimed at getting water everywhere. Smart-Light, towards an efficient lighting system. Two teams of Spanish computer science students were selected to compete in the finals of Imagine Cup, a contest organised by Microsoft to reward the talents of the future, the company reported this week. Imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems facing is the premise of this competition which, inspired by the Millennium development goals, encourages young people to find solutions to real problems.
In its ninth edition, whose final will take place from 8 to 13 July in New York, two Spanish teams, the University of Castilla la Mancha and the Mondragon, will compete, respectively with a project to send water everywhere and an efficient lighting system. WaterSense is the project of La Mancha students, who will compete in her third final of the Imagine Cup thanks to a software (with different applications for mobile, Internet and Facebook) that measured the potability of the water in the most needy areas, incorporates this information into a database, develops a plan with the most urgent needs of water and channelled solidarity aid. For its part, Mondragon Guipuzcoa University students have created Smart-Light, which proposes the development of a management system of urban lighting that allows, through sensors, recognize the needs of light and control the intensity of the lighting depending on these. Together with the Spanish teams, 17 proposals from countries in Latin America such as Brazil, Chile, Comlombia, and Mexico, and a total of 400 young people from around the world displayed their projects and will vie for awards in various categories totalling an amount of 215,000 dollars (152,000 euros). Source of the news: WaterSense and Smart-Light: two Spanish projects in a final of young talents from Microsoft
PAULA ARENAS this Friday begins the 70th Edition of the annual celebration bookseller from Madrid. Add to your understanding with NYC cultural events. It is the great hope editorial for squaring the bad numbers for the year. This year’s guest country is Germany. It will be the star of the weekend: literature, especially the popular, but also once again and luckily there will be space for less commercial titles and the classics that never cease to wear any shelving, and much more if the booths of the withdrawal is. 447 exhibitors in order to burst the car ride of our most famous Park.
The big question is not whether people will go, that will do it and en masse, as every year, but if will raise the temperature of this wounded sector fair. Because the year has not been nothing good for the book. Germany, the guest writer and German philosopher Rudiger Safranski will be who opens this Friday at 7 p.m. the cultural activities of this edition in the Pavilion of the Circulo de Lectores. Germany at the book fair! is the motto agenda of meetings organized by the Goethe-Institut Madrid, Embassy of Germany, and the book fair.
German authors who will attend will be Clemens Meyer, Volker Braun, Kathrin Schmidt, David Safier, Christian Schunemann, Volker Kutscher and Hans Magnus Enzensberger. And for those who want to take advantage of to make with some essential of German literature, although many already have been doing since 2009 to win the Nobel germana-rumana Muller, it is time to bring some exceptional award-winning title as well as stimulating German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk, whose last published work in Spain is zeal of God (Siruela). Small big titles among all the best sellers, so always present at the book fair, meanders some less known, but no doubt interesting for some attentive readers titles.