Archives for October 2011

October 31st, 2011

La Mancha is the Spanish heartland. Sprawling over a high plateau between Madrid and the Mediterranean, it is the birthplace of Manchego cheese and Pedro Almodóvar, and the legendary stomping-ground of Don Quixote himself. Life has a harsh edge here. The weather is more extreme than elsewhere in Spain, and the ...

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October 31st, 2011

Spain´s Minister for Labour and Immigration, Valeriano Gómez, has acknowledged that unemployment data from the National Statistics Institute for the third quarter is "bad, in no uncertain terms," considering that the summer months are usually good for job creation. In the press conference after the Council of Ministers, Gomez admitted that, ...

Continue reading No Magic Solution to Crisis, Says Blanco

October 29th, 2011

Each day, we record the popularity of every Spanish property advertised on Kyero. We measure how fresh and complete the advert is, and how visitors interact with it. This week, thousands of new properties were advertised on Kyero.com. Here's this week's top Spanish properties - as voted by you. Properties priced under €250,000 €49,000 Ginestar, Tarragona 2 ...

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October 28th, 2011

The European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso said that the EU "is closer to resolving its financial and economic crisis" thanks to the agreements reached at the euro zone summit in Brussels, which included putting 50% of the Greek debt in the hands of banks, the strengthening of the ...

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October 28th, 2011

Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, said early Thursday morning after the Brussels summit, that the five Spanish banks which must increase their capital by a total of 26,161 million euros in order to gain financial strength, need not rely on public support to address recapitalisation, as called for ...

Continue reading Spanish Banks Will Not Need Public Funding, Says Zapatero

October 27th, 2011

The Renfe/Talgo organisation of Los Prados, in Málaga, was celebrating yesterday after being awarded, by the Government of Saudi Arabia, the contract to build the high speed AVE service between Mecca and Medina. The Spanish consortium will be increasing the workload in their Malaga factory, which has participated in recent years ...

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October 27th, 2011

The modern way to develop software is to use an agile methodology.  For years now, Kyero has been built following the key principles of rapid feature development with incremental and frequent updates. However, it's been several weeks since we made any changes to the live Kyero system - and it looks ...

Continue reading Breaking agile maxims left, right and centre

October 27th, 2011

The Lower House of the German Parliament (Bundestag) approved, with an overwhelming majority of 503 votes in favour versus 89 votes against and 4 abstentions, the proposal of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, to expand the capacity of the European Financial Stability Fund (EFSF) without increasing the contribution of German ...

Continue reading Germany Supports Strengthening of Bailout Fund

October 26th, 2011

A (fairly lengthy) review of mistakes we've made using variables to make phrases on Kyero.com. We're making steady progress with Locale - the translation platform we use for Kyero.com. There are a couple more features we need before we can add the first of many new languages to Kyero, and I've ...

Continue reading How to sabotage your website translation

October 26th, 2011

Extra virgin olive oil has significant health benefits. Several studies have shown that regular consumption of this oil is good for the bones, because it stimulates growth and the absorption of calcium; for the endocrine system, because it improves metabolic functions, and for the circulatory system, because it helps prevent ...

Continue reading Olive Oil Protects Against Bacterial Infections

October 26th, 2011

Low cost airlines carried 28.9 million passengers during the first nine months of the year, which is a 14.1% increase over the same period in 2010, compared to regular airlines, who carried 21.4 million passengers, an 8.3% rise, according to data released this week by the Institute of Tourism Studies ...

Continue reading Budget Airlines Carry Over Half Spain’s Air Traffic

October 25th, 2011

Tarragona will host the XVIII Mediterranean Games in 2017. The Catalan city beat the Egyptian nomination from Alexandria in a vote that took place last week in Mersin (Turkey), reported ABC News. These will be the third Mediterranean Games to be held in Spain, after Barcelona in 1955 and Almeria in ...

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October 25th, 2011

House price statistics released by the government last week revealed that the average price of property in Spain is now down to 2005 levels. Their figures are based on price per square meter, which currently stands at approximately 1,700 euros. These latest reports show that the average house price has fallen ...

Continue reading Property Prices Down by up to 50% in Popular Spanish Resorts

October 25th, 2011

With a total of 5.8 million tourists, September saw growth of 9.2% compared to last year. This figure represents an increase of almost half a million tourists (492,000) and makes September 2011 the third best month ever in terms of growth. 45.8 million tourists came to Spain between January and September, ...

Continue reading ¿Qué Crisis? Spanish Tourism Blossoms in 2011

October 25th, 2011

Imagine a place in the world where you want to travel and make it reality with a single click. The unit of currency is your home and you must be willing to exchange it absolutely free of charge. El Mundo reports. Since its inception five years ago in Spanish, the website ...

Continue reading Home-Exchange Becoming Popular for Holidays