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  • Spain extends citizenship law for Sephardic Jews

    03/10/2018 1:02:50 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 67 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/3/18
    Spain said Friday it would extend by one year a law that makes it easier for descendants of Jews who were forced to flee five centuries ago during the Inquisition to get citizenship. The law - which aims to correct the "historical mistake" of sending Jews into exile in 1492, forcing them to convert to Catholicism or burning them at the stake - came into effect in October 2015 and was set to expire in October 2018. But government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo said Spain's cabinet had agreed to extend the measure by one year until October 2019. So...
  • Islamophobia is on the rise in Spain [according to anti-“Islamophobia” group]

    03/05/2018 5:12:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies ^ | 5 March 2018 15:59 CET+01:00 | Daniela Michanie
    There were 546 reported incidents of Islamophobia in Spain in 2017, according to a report released Friday by the Citizens’ Platform Against Islamophobia (PCI). […] The most frequent type of incident cited were those of “defamation, slander, and libel,” in which Muslim men were accused of being “violent, sexist, chauvinists, pedophiles, backwards, intolerant, or terrorists,” while Muslim women were characterized as being “submissive, oppressed, ignorant, or backwards.” The second leading category of incidents was those of discrimination or negation of rights. The report used the European Union’s definition of discrimination, citing it as the “conduct, action, or omission by which...
  • Katy Perry Under Fire for Using Spanish Flag in Barcelona Gig Promo

    03/04/2018 2:46:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Local ^ | 2 March 2018
    The singer Katy Perry has unwittingly waded into Catalonia’s independence row with the announcement of her one and only concert in Spain this summer. Using a post on Instagram to create some hype ahead of sales of the gig she wrote: "Trust and believe I'm coming for you too Barcelona. See you June 28." But the announcement was accompanied by her image with a backdrop of the colours of Spain's national flag and the shield that appears on it. Although technically correct – Barcelona, is after all, still a part of Spain - it immediately provoked a backlash among those...
  • Persevere[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/02/2018 9:27:41 AM PST · by Jedediah
    Perseverance is The blood , sweat and tears of the persecuted for My names sake but be reassured that all of Heaven is with you in all you do and say by My spirit and for My glory . 1 Corinthians 9:24 24Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize. Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let...
  • Spanish Extreme Sportsman Becomes First to Ski Down Norway's Troll Wall

    02/27/2018 1:28:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 26 February 2018
    Kilian Jornet from Spain became the first person to ski down Norway's Troll Wall after completing the daredevil feat last week. The skier completed a descent down the Fiva route on the extreme peak in Romsdal, reports Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Several extreme skiers have considered the route in the past, but none have previously completed the feat, according to the report. "It was all very interesting because it is a very 'logical' and attractive line for skiing," Jornet told NRK via an SMS. The Spaniard has spent two years planning and assessing possible ways of skiing down the Fiva route,...
  • How China and Hong Kong’s Currencies Were Shaped by Spanish, Mexican Silver Dollars

    02/25/2018 6:36:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Wednesday, 07 February, 2018 | Stuart Heaver
    Many modern East Asian currencies have roots in Ming dynasty trade and Chinese traders’ faith in the Mexican silver dollar. Attempts to dislodge it, such as the Hong Kong-minted silver British dollar, were not always successfulAt the antiques market near the old Qingjing mosque in central Quanzhou, a city in China’s south-eastern Fujian province, it is sometimes possible to purchase unusual silver objects that reveal much about the currencies in circulation in East Asia today. On one stall, crammed with opium pipes, blue-and-white ceramics and jade trinkets, is a small, dome-shaped lump of metal in a rusty tin box. It...
  • The Harvest is ready now [charismatic caucus]

    02/25/2018 8:22:06 AM PST · by Jedediah · 6 replies
    The time to plow is over for the seeds are bearing fruit for I have gone before you as David in the Valley of Breakthrough . So speak and declare My Words of Righteousness given to all those that believe on Me for "Truly" The Harvest is ready to be brought into the Storehouse That is , "My Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven" for "Truly" You "ARE " My Keepers of My Love and ONE True Light EMMANUEL ( God with us ) JOHN 4:34-38 34 Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will...
  • Here comes Samsung's answer to the iPhone X

    02/22/2018 10:11:00 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 33 replies
    C/Net ^ | February 22, 2018 | SHARA TIBKEN
    Apple wowed the world with its iPhone X. Now it's Samsung's turn. The South Korean electronics giant on Sunday will unveil its latest phone, the Galaxy S9, at its Unpacked event at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Samsung's invitation for the launch featured the number nine -- for the name of the device -- as well as the teaser, "The Camera. Reimagined." The Galaxy S series is Samsung's most important product line. If you own an Android phone, the odds are pretty high that it bears a Samsung logo. Last year, about one out of every...
  • Reluctant Father Forced to Share Custody in Landmark Ruling by Spanish Court

    02/21/2018 3:34:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 February 2018
    An unwilling father has been ordered to share custody of his two teenagers in a landmark ruling by a court in Spain. A judge ordered the man to equally share custody of his two children despite his unwillingness to do so after their mother said she could no longer cope. The court in Cordoba ruled that both parents should equally care for their 15-year-old boy, who suffers from a disability, and his 17-year-old sibling. The couple, who divorced five years ago, will take weekly custodial shifts of their children. The ruling which was made on January 23rd and made public...
  • The Island That Switches Countries Every Six Months

    02/20/2018 10:42:38 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Next week, France will hand over 3,000 sq m (3,200 sq ft) of its territory to Spain without a single shot being fired. But in six months' time Spain will voluntarily hand back the land to France. As Chris Bockman reports, it's been that way for more than 350 years. The French Basque beach resort of Hendaye is the last town before the border with Spain. Out of season, its beautiful curved sandy bay seems to be occupied by hundreds of seals. But look more closely and they are, in fact, defiant winter surfers in wetsuits. Just beyond a long...
  • SpaceX to Launch Demo Satellites for High-Speed Internet Project From Vandenberg [AFB] Wednesday

    02/18/2018 4:46:28 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    On Wednesday, SpaceX’s test satellites won’t be the only thing aboard the rocket. The primary mission is to deliver a satellite, called PAZ, for the Spanish government. According to European firm Airbus, which was the primary contractor for PAZ, the satellite will serve “many different applications,” including defense and security.
  • ETA airport bombers win compensation victory [Spain: Basque terrorists]

    02/14/2018 8:07:41 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies ^ | 14 February 2018 08:50 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Europe’s top rights court on Tuesday ordered Spain to compensate two ETA members convicted of the 2006 bombing of Madrid Airport for the “inhuman and degrading treatment” they suffered in police custody. The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) did not, however, uphold the men’s claim that they had been tortured. Igor Portu and Martin Sarasola are serving life sentences over the bombing of the Terminal 4 car park at Madrid airport, which killed two people and injured around 50 others as part of ETA’s violent four-decade campaign for Basque independence. The pair claimed they were kicked and punched by...
  • The Reverential Fear of The LORD[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/14/2018 9:29:35 AM PST · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The wisdom of the ages are here to be had, But it is the spirit of understanding that will make you glad, For though wisdom is a Ruby, understanding is its light , Revealing Revelation that brings delight, And so it is when your eyes are opened to The All of Me, Through all 7 eyes of The Spirit you shall see, For truly if you retain them with out first having the Fear of The Lord, All these spirits fail to become your Faith and sword, And So it is in all your getting for wisdom to come, You...
  • How the Spanish Flu Wasn't Actually Spain's Fault at All

    02/08/2018 10:12:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 6 February 2018 | Richard Gunderman
    This year marks the 100th anniversary of the great influenza pandemic of 1918. Between 50 and 100 million people are thought to have died, representing as much as 5 percent of the world’s population. Half a billion people were infected.By Richard Gunderman, Indiana University Especially remarkable was the 1918 flu’s predilection for taking the lives of otherwise healthy young adults, as opposed to children and the elderly, who usually suffer most. Some have called it the greatest pandemic in history. The 1918 flu pandemic has been a regular subject of speculation over the last century. Historians and scientists have...
  • Orange Thieves Caught Red Handed with Car Full of Stolen Fruit

    02/06/2018 4:49:49 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 32 replies
    The Local (Spain) ^ | 30 January 2018
    Police in Seville discovered thieves attempting to get away with four tonnes of stolen oranges after pulling their vehicles over at the side of the road. The fruit thieves were discovered after police became suspicious at the reaction of three vehicles when passing a patrol car on the road between Torreblanca and Mairena de Alcor in the region of Seville. The cars, which were obviously being driven in convey, abruptly changed direction when the drivers spotted the patrol car ahead. Police pulled over the two cars and a van to discover the vehicles were jam-packed with stolen oranges. Five people...
  • ADVANCE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/05/2018 10:09:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    My children do you realize all the battles we have walked through together have already made you Overcomers as David over Goliath ?! Now I desire you to take the hand of others I have placed in your path and reveal to them that I AM The KEY to all trials and I alone hold the Key to their Victories as I overcame for you in your Valleys ! Now be that buoyancy compensator for as I have been the Lifter of your Soul Now I desire you to lift up others and love them as I Love you for...
  • Spain cracks King Ferdinand's 500-year-old secret code

    02/04/2018 1:16:14 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 63 replies
    BBC ^ | February 3, 2018 | unattributed
    A 500-year-old secret code used in letters between one of Spain's most famous monarchs and a military commander has been cracked. Ferdinand of Aragon's letters have tantalised historians for centuries. Constructed using more than 200 special characters, they were deciphered by the country's intelligence agency. He was behind the final recapture - Reconquista - of Spain from the Moors in 1492 and Columbus's journeys to the Americas. The letters between Ferdinand and Gonzalo de Córdoba include instructions on strategy during military campaigns in Italy in the early 16th Century. They were written using secret code in case they fell into...
  • Cast all your burdens on Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/01/2018 7:56:38 AM PST · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    Bible ^ | The Word
    Your burdens are mine says The Lord, So cast all your worries on me and lay down your sword, For I AM Dominion over all, I decide what stands and what falls, I raise up kings and kingdoms I am above all domains, My spirit crushes all that profanes My name, So be at Peace for I AM your all , Allow My Peace to stand you tall, For I AM your plumb line , your standard and frame, Just Worship me for I AM your Fame, Nothing else matters but your relationship with Me, I AM your Tree of...
  • Receive your Mantle of Truth[Charismatic Caucus]

    01/30/2018 9:02:04 AM PST · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Tree of life is yours my chosen one, For you walk with me as my Beloved one, From times gone by I have been with you, And now comes your season of Hermons Dew, A quenching of your thirst for me, The very nectar from My Tree, Your eyes wide open to My view, Of Kingdom Life that Zion renews, A flanking by The Heavenly Hosts , A mantle of My Holy Ghost, Now as Elisha I shall come as you Call, Part the waters for one and all, To cross over into their Promised LAND, FOR YOU AND...
  • Extinct 3-horned palaeomerycid ruminant found in Spain (Fossil)

    12/07/2015 10:56:30 AM PST · by JimSEA · 14 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 12/02/2015 | PLOS
    The extinct three-horned palaeomerycid ruminant, Xenokeryx amidalae, found in Spain, may be from the same clade as giraffes, according to a study published December 2, 2015 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Israel M. Sánchez from the Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain, and colleagues. Palaeomerycids, now extinct, were strange three-horned Eurasian Miocene ruminants known through fossils from Spain to China. In this article, the authors classify the palaeomerycid to their clade based on shared characteristics with the best-known species of the group and reassess their phylogenetic position among ruminants, which is currently disputed. The authors use well-preserved...