Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas

Yesterday was the National Lottery, and the winner number was 79250.

Our class has made a raffle of a pony and the winner number of our raffle is the four last number of the National Lottery. Until the moment the winner doesn't appear but we are waiting for it.

Today is our last day until the Christmas holidays we want to wish you merry Christmas and happy new year, enjoy your holidays with your family and friends. See you newt year.

Friday, December 10, 2010


The tobacco prices have risen due the increasing taxes approved by the Council of Ministers.
It is anticipated that the tax increase as much as possible in tobacco and hydrocarbons enter more or less a total of 1000 million euros.
In the case of tobacco is specified in a specific tax rate increase, which went from 8.2 to 10.2 euros per 1,000 cigarettes and the minimum tax, which rises up to 91.3 euros 21.3 euros per 1,000 cigarettes.
The best selling brand of tobacco passes from EUR 3.10 to 3.29.
In the opinion of smokers said that the increase is amazing as this seems to be an armed robbery.
With the increasing of tobacco more than half of the population is going to quit smoking.


Spain again under suspection

Marta Dominguez, the spanish world champion in athletics and the vice president of the spanish athletic federation, was arrested yesterday in Palencia because of selling doping products.
It´s not the first time that this happens in the spanish sport. In the last few years it happens many times that spain was under suspection.
Does Spain now has to give up all the sport titles??


Eukararen eguna

In honor of “Euskal eguna” the day of the Basque language on the 3rd of December, we are going to do a short reminder of the origin of the language.
The Basque language is one of the oldest language in Europe. It is not known when it was created, just that it originates in Basque Country and Navarra. After carrying out many studies on the origin of the language, nothing was found, they only concluded that it doesn't come from the Latin language or any other language.
Around the time when Romans conquered Spain, this language already existed and it wasn't lost because of the mountainous geography. This didn't let the Romans enter the Basque Country.
Over the years this language has suffered many attempts of extinction. For example, when the dictator Franco was in charge of Spain, speaking Euskera was forbidden. But thanks to the persistence of the inhabitants the language has survived.

Monica and Saioa

Friday, December 3, 2010


Franco garaian euskaraz hitz egitea debakatua zegoen, bere ustetan euskaraz edo beste dialektoak.Euskaraz hitz egiten zuten orok atxilotuak edo besterik gabe desargetzen ziren. Bizitza horrela izan zen 36 urte bitartean baina 1975. urtean Franco hil egin zen eta 3 urte beranduago demokraziaren lehen botaketak egin ziren UCD-ko burua, Adolfo Suarez presindentea ateraz.Urte honetan Athletic eta Errealeko kapitainak ikurriña eramanaz atotxako futbol zelaira atera ziren, esan behar dugu Franco hilda ere ikurriña oraindik legetik at zegoela.

During the time of Franco(1939-1975) it was forbidden to speak Basque because he wanted to realize his ideas of a Spanish speaking country without any other dialects. People who spoke Basque were sent to prison or just disappeared. In 1975 Franco died and 3 years later the first democratic elections took place and Adolfo Suarez was elected as president of UCD. In the same year the captains of Bilbao and Real Sociedad entered the football field of Atotxa with an ikurriña, we have to remember that it was forbidden at that time.

Cynthia and Ion Ander

Gaur Abenduaren 3a, euskararen aguna ospatzen da, ospakizun berezia da euskara baita Europako hizkuntza guztietatik zaharrena, hain da zaharra, zein ez dakigun bere jatorria, beraz erabili ahal dugunak pribilegiatuak sentitu gaitezke.

Today, 3rd December, is the day of Basque language, this celebration is special because Basque language is the oldest in the Europe. It is so old that we do not know its origin,so the people who can speak it can feel privileged.


The Internacional day of Basque language

1970an, Euskara batua sortu zen, Euskal herrian bizi diren biztanle guztiek elkar ulertzeko.
Esan dezakegu, nahiz eta euskara batua eduki, oraindikan Euskal Herriko herri desberdinetan ez dela erabiltzen euskara batua, ohituragatik, beste euskara batean aritzen direlako.
Lehen debekatuta zegoen euskaraz hitzegitea ikastoletan, baino gaur egun ``bultzatuak´´ sentitzen gera ohitura ez galtzearren. Horretarako atzerritarrei laguntzak ematen diete euskara bultzatua izan dadin, euskal hizkuntz bezela hazi dadila.

In 1970, a common Basque language was created for all the people from the Basque Country to understand each other.
In the towns they use different dialects of Basque even though they have a common one.
Some years ago it was forbidden to talk in Basque, but nowadays in schools they help you to start speaking in Basque. That's why foreign people are learning to speak Basque now.

Maria Carmen, Maria Jose y Borja

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


The museum Chillida - Leku has requested the process of regulation of temporary employment (ERE) and has reminded us of the closing of the museum, from January 1st 2011, as was reported in a communique.

Chillida's family have made the decision, being motivated by the situation of "deficit appellant" that, "as a practical totality" in museums of artistic work, the museum suffers and which has been aggravated by the general economic crisis, "shooting the deficit numbers to unattainable levels from the perspective of a private initiative.

Nevertheless, it has been indicated that they will continue to carry out all those parallel activities that get the public out of a jam themselves, with independence of the closing, since they are the conservation of the art heritage.

Mary and Cynthia


Some countries of the European community (Spain, Greece, Portugal and Ireland) that have been affected the worst with the crisis, have common characteristics that lead us to think that there are factors which were marked at the moment of confronting it.

In short we can say that these common factors are, low taxes, a major social inequality with respect of the European average.

The principal reason for this crisis was the debt of the families establishing as endorsement the housing, the banking was expanding and

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Bank of Spain has closed the branch in San Sebastian on May 31

The Bank of Spain has closed the branch in San Sebastian on May 31

The Bank of Spain announced yesterday the closure of seven of its 22 branches, one of which is located on Garibay's Road, San Sebastian (see DV 9 August), May 31, 2011 with the aim of "improving efficiency" of financial and human resources available.
Also they are going to close the offices of Ceuta, Melilla, Logroño, Pamplona, Santander and Toledo, which are those with less activity, according to the Bank of Spain.
Therefore, from June 2011 the entity will have fifteen branches: Alicante, Badajoz, Barcelona, Bilbao, A Coruña, Las Palmas, Malaga, Murcia, Oviedo, Palma, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia, Valladolid and Zaragoza.
The activity of the seven branches will close accounts for only 9.3% of the total network because its operations with credit institutions are very restricted, as well as individuals who have alternative channels, or postal mail Internet-to steps such as buying debt or making complaints against banks. The closures will not involve layoffs, as the 58 people working in seven offices may request a transfer to other offices.


Friday, November 12, 2010

The Prices of the damages

Damages in Donostia amounted to over one million euros. The worst hit area was the Paseo Nuevo, where they will have to spend 701,500 euros.
Damage from the storm that struck the Bay of Biscay on Tuesday will cost the City of San Sebastian alot of money. To repair everything that was swept away by the huge waves that hit the city will cost, in a first estimate and regardless of VAT, 1,041,400 euros. Far from definitive, this will increase even more because it still lacks destruction of value, as those who have suffered some concession units.
As always, much of that money will go to the Paseo Nuevo, which seems to have suffered from a battle between nature and man's work. Retrieving the ride will cost at least 701,500 euros. Of this, most will cover the traditional tunnel that the sea created during the great storm. This will cost around 400,000 euros, although it is unclear whether through contributions or the City Council Building.
The restoration of the previous tunnel, which was created during the storm of March 11, 2008 and on this occasion has withstood the effects of waves, cost 100,000 euros. The amounts are also high at the time of budgeting the necessary work to repair the pavement (75,000 euros), remove the lumps of rock (50,000), replace 30 banks (25,000) and tidy up the area (25,000).
These figures do not represent the cost of repair of the Paseo Nuevo only. In order for San Sebastian to be completely repaired, it must also replace the bins (7,000 euros), install temporary fencing (7,000), restore the balustrade (6,500), fix the lighting equipment (5,000) and replace the coping destroyed or wall coverings (1,000). In addition, repair the toilets, which has been quite unfavorably, it will cost 17,000 euros. And there is still an extensive evaluation of sea walls and promenade, as well as the slopes.
In Ondarreta, repairing the beach cabins will about 102,800 euros, in the absence of a more detailed study. In the same area, rebuilding the stone wall and playground, and the relocation of benches and bins will cost 34,000 euros.
Santa Clara
Santa Clara Island is under revision, but the temporal experience of 2008 suggests that municipal technicians will be needed to clean up, costing 100,000 euros. In another symbolic part, the Peine del Viento, 41,000 euros will be needed to rebuild the platform destroyed by the waves, reposition the batter and replace the pavement.
In the Zurriola, remove the sand in the hallway outside the cabins, clean the inside and replace the windows; 14,800 euros, while replacing seven banks at the pier will cost 3,000, to replace the broken rail bridge Zurriola - 1,000 euros. A somewhat smaller amount, 17,500 euros, will repair the toilets in the area of the Kursaal. And much less the amount necessary to relocate the rail on the bridge of María Cristina (3,000 euros), replace the balustrade of the Paseo de Salamanca and Aldamar (2,000 euros) and repair the coping on the Paseo de France (1,000).


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The crazy weather of our city

The powerfull storm that hit Basque country on Tuesday resulted in property damage in several coastal towns.

Amongst other events, the aggressive storm caused a huge hole-20 by 15 meters in the "Paseo Nuevo" of San Sebastian or a release of 70 meters froms the parapet of "Oreaga" ( Getxo).
The waves reached 9 meters on average at most sites, in "Matxitxako" saw some of up to 16 meters. Experts say that the phenomen the morning before, was like a small tsunami.


Monday, November 8, 2010

20,000 years of lives lost in laboral accidents in Euskadi

An study of Osalan notes that young men and men who are more than 45 years have the most risk of dying an accident related to work.
Every time this figure is going down and it shows that the more common causes are factors like the sector, the age, the sex and the contract type.
To work in the primary sector is the most dangerous. In this sector the risk of having a fatal or serious accident is 2,5 times more in the construction. And 6 times more in the service sector or in industry.
Anyway men who are more than 45 years have the best claims in all the sectors.
Be careful boys because you are in danger!!!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power will begin trading today on the stock exchange of Milan and Madrid at nine o'clock. It is an unusual hour for IPOs in Spain as they usually start at 12 in the morning. They will begin trading at this time in order to coincide with Milan and Madrid. Finally, the subsidiary "green" Enel will bring at 32.5% of its capital, after the underwriters have decided to exercise their right of "green shoe" and have been encouraged to buy 210 million shares, an amount equal to 4.2%. Of that 32.5% of the capital, retailers and private investors have bought 28.3%.The company will begin trading at 1.6 euros per share.

Immigration politics of Sarkozy

Immigration politics of Sarkozy has approved the payment of a fee of 30 euros per year for those "illegal immigrants" who wants to be treated by a doctor of public health. This initiative, which has been approved on Tuesday, takes refuge, also, in the politics to cut public spending to ensure the operation of public health.

Iñaki Benavente

Unemployment in Guipuzcoa

The unemployment returned to increase in October in Gipuzkoa for the fifth month and it did it also in mber with more than 372 unemployed people having be registered in the offices of the Public Service of Employment, Inem. A number that supposes more of the double of the increase registered in September, which belonged 176 unemployed people.

The numbers of unemployed people in the Public Service of Employment are much higher than those of the EPA, that realizes the National Institute of Statistics.

In the Basque Country the trend is the same, with 1.796 more unemployed people.


The three times champion of the world died because of "Dengue"

Andy Irons (Oahu, Hawaii, 1978) was, since I can remember, an appendage of the rolling seas of the planet.
Enjoyed and did enjoy the surfing community of nature, and this, I knew, they say, has wanted this week make him the example of human vulnerability to it. What you could do with imposing waves has, allegedly, with a tiny mosquito.
Aedes aegypti, is called the bug murderer, is attributed Irons transmission of dengue virus that has killed the Hawaiian myth, found dead Tuesday in a Dallas hotel. The insect is typically located where there is standing water and clean, pools, uncovered containers and abandoned containers pots, discarded tires or water sinks yards. The family of the deceased believed to have contracted the virus during the Rip Curl contest in Puerto Rico.
According to their loved ones to be affected by a high fever, spent two days in Miami being treated, but insisted on returning to his home (the Hawaiian island of Kauai) to be examined by his personal physician. On the way, he felt worse and could not take the flight stopover in Dallas, staying at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Its employees was found dead on Tuesday. He was 32 years old, married and with his wife eight months pregnant.
Pending an autopsy, the extended version has also found competition in the other scenarios that overshadow the end of one of the brightest stars in the history of surfing. The average 'Honolulu Advertiser Star' has been confirmed in the last hours that have been found traces of methadone and other substances, painkillers and sleeping pills "in the room where they found his body. Some sources have linked the case of drugs with athlete's own past statements that he confessed at some point be fighting "demons."
Another world-class rider, Owen Wright, said the newspaper 'The Australian' that many surfers could also be sick and described the symptoms as extreme fatigue, fever and headache. Would be a total of five: Davidson, Travis Logie and Kalani Miller, along with Wright himself and the late Iron.
According to WHO, with appropriate medical treatment, the mortality rate for dengue can be reduced to less than one thousand. However, in a small proportion of cases is experienced dengue shock syndrome, which, left unattended, can cause death within four to eight hours.
Three world titles
The champion will start a wave of performances in the next few hours but will admire his legacy on the table: three world titles (2002, 2003 and 2004), $ 1,223,033 in prize money and won twenty major events.
In 2004 Billabong produced a film about her figure, 'Blue Horizon', which stood out as the best surfer of all time. He became so dear to the governor of Hawaii ruled in 2003 that on February 13 would be 'The Andy Irons day'.


More troubles for banking stocks

Yesterday the stock market in spain had a big decrease in two quotes ( BBVA and Santander) with 3.52% and 3.45% respectively. It was caused because the BBVA bought a Turkish bank and the brokers are not very confident with this news and the Santanders CEO in Great Britain went to work with another bank. But this was not the only problem yesterday in the stock market, due to we are waiting for the decision for the Federal Reserve, it is spected that they will invest 600000 million in the bank system buying goverment bonds. It is calculated that this two banks moved at about 1002.84 million euros.
But there were also two good news in USA. In september the orders to the factories increased and index of service sector activity.

Ion Ander

The debate between proponents and opponents of the bulls is more than ever on the street. In Spain, the taurine herds occupy an area of 540,000 hectares and the bull runs generate a turnover of 2,500 million euros every year. Bullfights are still the basis of many popular festivals, in major fairs a high percentage of places is still packing. In fact, the bulls is the second most watched show in Spain after football.

The proponets presented in his defense that the bull is a unique especies would be lost if it was not designet by and bullfighting because their productivity is nil and the coust of their upbringing is very high. They beleave bullfighting is an art.

The encahausted opponents , like me, consider that the bull is a breed that could survive without the man raising like other multiple species. The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organitation, UNESCO, defines the act of fighting as " terrible and venal art of torturing and killing animals in public; ir is a challenge, morality, education, science and culture". UNESCO should be taken into account and colling for the abolition of what they consider a bloody whow.

Tradition or murder? culture or cruelty?

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Two surfers Basques have survived the tsunami that struck this morning off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, which has killed at least 40 dead and 380 missing. Joining them also were five Cantabrian, two Asturians, two Uruguayans, two French and Galicians.
The surfers were part of an expedition to the Mentawai archipelago and were surprised by the tsunami while they were sleeping on board in a private boat. Apparently, the choice of a sheltered anchorage located between the islands was crucial to avert disaster.

During the early hours of the day, the expedition came to the aid of other vessels in the area. They found so many resorts have been "totally devastated" and that a ship had disappeared and another was burned, among other situations. The surfers had planned to stay in the area until November 3rd.

The tsunami was triggered by an earthquake near the island of Sumatra and devastated several remote islands in western Indonesia. The earthquake of 7.5 magnitude on the Richter scale, occurred 78 kilometers from South Pagai, in the Mentawai Islands, late on Monday. Many buildings in the coastal town of Betu Monga have been destroyed.

In addition, a ship carrying tourists in the 8 to 10 Australians has not kept radio contact since the earthquake. Also, the resort Macaronis surfer on the island of North Pagai, was also seriously damaged.


Monday, October 25, 2010

The Pope is not cheap

In Galicia thinks, that the faith will help to overcome the crisis, because they will spend 6451 euros per minute in the Pope visit. We must not forget that the pope lives thanks to grants that the people give to the church. Taking to account that we live on a laical state, is not better use this money to create jobs, or to improve our substructure?give us yours opinion!!

Iñaki and Ion ander


The Basque Government inverted 350 million in a lower interest than in July. This is going to give them more time to get enough money.

Institutional inverstors have created this investment. Mainly savings banks, investment of funds and pensions.

It seems that the market is suffering a financial normalization. Especially there has been an improvement in the credibility of the solvency of Spain. It seems that Zapatero's cost cuts are having results.

It follows that the debt will increase in the rest of the year and in 2011 too.

They are doing a lot of things but the crisis will not disappear now.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Miners in Chile

Last weeks the miners in Chile were rescued unharmed on Wednesday night. The 33 miners were trapped since August 5th more than 600 meters deep at a mine in northern Chile. After a week they are suing against the owner of the mine and the public entities implicated because in 2008 they reopened the mine but all safety standards were not met. Also 3 hours before the accident some miners said to the managers of the mine that they heard a loud noise and they did not let the miners go out of the mine.
By Mónica

Tolosaldea leads the expense for inhabitant.

The deputation for Guipuzcoa carry out expenses and investments for more than 1600 € millions between 2007 and 2009, which means that has increase 557 millions per year.

The smallest municipalties were the most favored with 1932 € per person. The worst municipalties were those which the inhabitants are between 10000 and 20000 who receive 654€ per inhabitant. Other cities like San Sebastian receive 900€.

The holder of Estate appeared to own request before the commission of Estate of the General Meetings to offer information of how the Deputation distributes his investments for municipalities and regions.



The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which regulates cosmetics in the United States[1] defines cosmetics as: "intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions."
Cosmetic products are important consumer products with an essential role in everyone's life: apart from "traditional" cosmetic products, such as make-up and perfumes, it also includes products for personal hygiene, for example tooth-care products, shampoos and soaps.
Today's cosmetic market is driven by innovation , treatments for diferent types of skins, new colour pallets and unique formulas for every needs. Most cosmetics factories have to fight to stay ahead in a highly competitive market where the customers are the decision makers.

Cosmetics sales are just recovering from the crisis. The second quarter of the year, products like hygiene , perfumes and makeup accesories have increased about an 11% in realtion to last year. The national and foreing factories associated with the chamber of the cosmetic industry have earnd $1800 milions on 2009.

The highest growth has been in places that cosmetic has become one of the most important thing like United States, France, Germany, Italy and Japan.


To consume paper is one of the best ways of preserving our forests

The manager of the Cluster of the Paper of Basque Country, Iñaki Ugarte, search to separate the information from the myths that the paper is not a pollutant element. Although, it affirms that the industry needs wastebasket, not only forests remain, but it increases the number of plantations for industrial use. Ugarte defended his thesis this week in a chat - colloquium in the Aquarium de Donostia, in the frame of the eleventh edition of the contest 'Zipristin' to promote the respect to the environment.

The first thing that the industry wastebasket is not a causer of the deforestation. The paper does not take place from exotic, tropical or noble wood, but of species of rapid growth as the eucalyptus or the pine. is necessary the wood to obtain paper is obtained principally of forest plantations for industrial use.


London will dismiss about a half million public workers

The british goverment announced yesterday the largest program of austerity in decades, intended to tackle the biggest deficit in Europe, but at the cost of a half million public employees.

In a statement the british minister of economy, George Osborne, told that for 2015 he expects controlling the public debt and the publics finances.In his opinion the solution to the problem of the debts is to control the interes, and to do that 490000 employees should be dismissed on the next 4 years. he excused himself saying that ``is inevitable some layoffs when a country run out of money , but they will try helping them looking for a new job. Other soluciont consist on he will implement in a reduction of the 4 percent on the politic finance and also the retirement will be at 66 years old.

Taking to acoount the differents sectors he will implement differents solutions. In the case of Companies ministry the percentage will be 7.1 per year, in the culture 41 percent and the defense ministry will have a reduction of 8 percent the next for years. In the Enviroment, Food and Rural Affairs will reduce in 8 percent, while the Ministry of Foreing Affairs will take a reduction of 24 percent in for years and the Ministry of juistice a 6 percent.In the case of the Health system will get 2,280 million euros in 4 years.

He thinks that the people who has better resources the will face off with the costs of the university and they will not have such as helps that they have now.

Ion Ander

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Which is the perfect house in Spain?

The best house for Spanish people nowadays is a house of 90 square meters with 3 rooms and a maximum price of 150.000€.

Catalonia, Basque Country and Madrid are the autonomous communities in which the propietor is ready to do a higher investment in the three cases paying more than 345.000 €.

The cheapest houses in Spain we can find in Andalusia, Cantabria, Galicia and the Canary Islands, where the prices are around 120.000 and 135.000 Euros, and in Murcia, where the demand is for houses with two floors between 105.000 and 120.000 Euros.

The houses most rented are rounding 400-500 € and the most rented houses have two rooms.


Monday, October 18, 2010

BBVA expanding in the world

Spain's Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria is launching an aggressive bid to expand its investment bank in Latin America, Asia and the US, a move that seeks to take advantage of its existing footholds and the weaker position of some rivals.
BBVA is the second biggest bank institution of Spain and one of the foreigner investor of financial sector in Latin America.
Now they want to expand in US because it is a big market that is growing. Them in Asia and Latin America this one is more easy because they know the market.

By: Saioa and Mónica


On Friday we went to a meeting to a consumer class. We have spoken before about this topic but we went there to learn a little bit more about it.
We started with an explanation of the consumers in organization charts and later we took a break of half and hour and before that we learned more doing games.
The main thing that we learned was that consumers and suppliers has to be clear on their conversations and they have to speak in a normal way not to have misunderstandings.
In general the morning was good and we learned something more about it.

Sonia and Borja


When we finish studing or we want to start to work we have to know how to look for a job and what kind of steps we have to take.
We can find different opcions to find a job, this are some where you can look for:
1- Look in the paper
2- Go to the INEM (Instituto Nacional de Empleo)
3- Send your curriculum to the companys
4-You also have the chance to send you curriculum to the companys by internet, because many companys give you that posibility.

Also, depends on the job you are looking for you can put some cartels in the street and another way is the mouth to mouth resuscitation, which consist on tell to your family or friends that you are looking for a job and if they can help you to find one, although there is other possibility that you know one of the employer and he mades you the favour for putting you in the company.

Mary and Cynthia


Something is happening in the real estate market. maybe for the proximity of the 31/12/2010, in this date the buyers with incomes above EUR 24,100 per year will be without tax relief for purchase of flat. But this is not necesary a god news, the next year when finish this demand the price of flat will fall more. That is the problem.
For that reason the banks are doing a lots of offers right now, they are trying to take advantage in this moment. But some people dont know which is the better solution, maybe they can wait for cheaper flat but whitout tax relief or pay now and take advantage whit this discount, This is not an easy decision.
In the real estate sector are afraid that in 2011 the market will be equal like in the car industry after the plan 2000 finished (sales colapse).
In my opinion the Goverment have to do something about that problem to stop the crisis.
When sunrise we´ll see it.

María José González

San Sebastian is the city with most green places in the Basque Country. It haves 20 m2 per person. The magazine called Eroski had analyzed 150 green places here and in all the state. The World Organization of the Health recommended that each citizen will have 10 or 15 m2 of green place. Anyway the green lungs of San Sebastian had deteriorated a lot in the last 4 years.

We must rescue our green places. And you?? Do you care about your green lungs??


The child who was drowned in Zarautz

On the 7th of October in Zarautz (guipuzkoa) a child of 18 months appeared in the beach of Zarautz with any sign of violence but like the news said she was drowned by her father. The child appeared floating in the water with a little bruisings of rash rocks.

The father was 41 years and with that he have 11 arrests more some of them of gender violence. The police arrest this man the day before the died of his child and now the man is in prision.

This is a very special case and we are very affected like the basque society.
Why this things occured?


Thursday, October 14, 2010

the breaker how become an athlete

These days Josef Ajram has come to Donostia. He is a famous athlete who has achieved great marks besides participating in several iromans, and he has been the first Spanish sportman to complete de Ultraman which consist on 10 km swiming, 421 km ridding a bike and they run 84 kilometres in three days, but Josef is not only an athlete, he also is a day trader. He started working in Telepizza and finished managing 400000 euros per day. Nowadays that glorious days had gone and now everything is different for Josef. He is going to come to Donosti to present us the book he has written about his life.
For our point of view to ``play´´ in the stock market is to take lot of risk with something that is difficult to get, the money in this case. You can get everything or lose all you have.

Iñaki and Ion Ander

Monday, October 4, 2010

European Capital of Culture

The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong Europeanension.
Preparing a European Capital of Culture can be an opportunity for the city to generate considerable cultural, social and economic benefits and it can help foster urban regeneration, change the city's image and raise its visibility and profile on an international scale.
The finalist citys in Spain are Burgos, Córdoba, Las Palmas, Segovia, San Sebastián and Zaragoza.
San Sebastian is one of the finalist city in Spain for this price. And now they have 9 months to create the project. The winner it's going to be selected in July of 2011.
We wish good luck for our candidature!!

By Saioa and Mónica.


The Donostia International Physics Center was officially inaugurated on April 2000 as a center for exchange and creativity between scientists from the world around.

Three basic programs have running along these ten years:

  • Visiting Researchers Program:try to attract the best scientists in the field of materials science .
  • International Workshops Program: to create new forums for debate in which experts from different areas.
  • General Science Communication Program, intended to bring the world of science to the general public.
  • It is also important the Fellows Gipuzkoa Program: which allows young people, who have been working abroad, to come back.


Thanks Aussies, thanks Germany, Thanks USA, Thanks Argentina...

This post is not to inform or to talk about an issue. We are so amazed because we have a lot of followers. Also we want to know if there is any technical school following us, where are you from? We want to know if it is possible to contact each other.

Contact us:

Ion Ander Gonzalez and Borja Etxeberria

Friday, October 1, 2010

sport in our city

Nowadays in our country the sport has become very important. We are lucky because this year we have the football, basketball and the ice hockey team in the first divission, this three teams are Real Sociedad, Lagun Aro GBC and Txuri Urdin.

The sport we actually do in San Sebastian is surfing in zurriola`s beach. But like all the cities we normally do in the free time football matches with the friends.

There is an english sport called "skateboard" that usually we practised them too in the three skateparks we have in Amara, Intxaurrondo and Aiete.

Jon ander and Borja

Friday, September 24, 2010

The main Industry in Guipuzcoa

Guipuzcoa have an high ocupation in the industrial sector which is a 38,6%. Nevertheless in the agricultural sector the ocupation is very low with a 3,1%. The principal sector that has been increased with the years is services or terthiary that it becomes until 51% and in the construction area has a 10% of ocupation.
Farming and fishing industries have been a tradition for many years in Guipuzcoa and around all the Basque country. At the montainus areas we can see cattle and a lot of vegetables garden and in coastal zone the main view is about fishermen.
Euskal Herria is an area where industrial activity has caused
a lot of changes at our enviromet. The presence of iron and the abundance of wood enabled the development of this activity. The industry is located in very specific areas of geography, with the coastal areas and near rivers which concentrate the highest levels of employment.

Mari Jose and Sonia.

U2 24th of September in San Sebastian

U2 is a rock band created in Dublin, Ireland on 1976. The group formed by Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussions).

This weekend 26th of September we will have this group in San Sebastian in Anoeta`s football stadium on the 360º tour.

Finally I have to say that I have the opportunity to work preparing the stage with other people from different nacionalities.

So it is a good opportunity to meet new friends.


IT´S A FUN!!!!!!!!


The Festival has finished

The 58th festival edition has finished.
Julia Roberts and Javier Bardem have come to the festival to promocionated their film "Come, Reza, Ama"
This year Julia has taken the Donostia prize, and Javier gave her the prize.
The film they have done, it has take many critics.Ones positives and other ones negatives because we think that people expected to be a great film but it wasn´t that good.
It has been a very special week because it has come many people to the city.
'City of life and death' won the gold Concha, the actor, Pablo Pineda won the silver Concha.
'El secreto de sus ojos' hasn´t won any prize and Lola Dueñas has won the prize for the best actress.
And finally we expect next year festival to be a better one.

Mary and Cynthia

Friday, September 17, 2010


The San Sebastián International Film Festival is an annual. Is important for our city because it give us a very important place in the world.
This year, it´s starting today, 17th september, and it finishes in a week (25th september).

Next week is going to come julia roberts, who is an important actress from hollywood, and her most famous film was PRETTY WOMAN.
In this festival, they show films which are going to be recogniced and same of them are going to take a price.
There are many kind of prices:
- Best film
-Best actor
-Best actress
-Best music band
- and others...
The most important prices are the gold concha and silver concha.
In our opinion, we like it because the city gets with lots of people and is nice to see other people of abroad, come here to see this festival.We think that is a good festival because every year come they came many people and many actors and actrees repit coming.

The opinion of the businessmans

Here the businessmans think that the crisis will last a lot before the recuperation. Because of their oun statistics they have known that this situation is going to change in 3 or 4 years.

Some people think that the problem to recuperate are the pensions. In this moments are being later retirements, they will revise the persons who can work perfectly and the minors of 60 years.

They want to do a laboral reform and a pensions reform.


Wednesday, September 15, 2010


It is so difficult to be a new business person and we have to admit that now isn’t a great time to stat up a business.

The first thing do you have to think about is what kind of business you want to stat up: personal trainer, clothes shop, online business…

The second and very important thing do you have to take an account is the personality you have. The commitment, the motivation, the emotional resilience…

So what type of person is likely to start a business today? Statistic on business start ups reveal that the majority of entrepreneurs are people who lives in the South East and who is in his forties.

Now the crisis we are passing is making harder for young people to start new business.

You can take more information in this web site:



I am sure that you have listened to this word, but who can define it?

For my point of view entrepreneurship is used for the students, to learn how the business world is. Lot of students thinks that to create a company is an easy task but they are a bit far from reality. At the beginning, the work you have to do is very hard, because you have to find the innovative idea, the way you have to finance it...

This type of projects help us learning how we have to face of the problems which will appear when we decide to create a new company.

ion ander

Monday, September 13, 2010


I'm going to write about the unemployment in Guipuzcoa.
To be unemployed means that you don't have any work, but that you would like to have one.
This year the unemployment in Guipuzcoa has increase a 31,7%,in Alto Urola, Alto Deba and Urola Medio had the worst part of the unemployment,that had more than a 50%.
Actually, there are some courses to retrain people so that they can find a job or create a new company.



I´m going to write about the finance, a future jobs.
The finance are most important because are the capital or the money of the company, you could diference With two fundamental aspects:
we used the finances to buy more things or pay to the other people to create the company and also to take benefites.

I´m my opinion, the finance are basic in real life.
Everyday we use the money to buy a lot of things, that are necesary to survive.
This concep is aplicated to companys, because the propietary deposite the capital into the company and them use this money to start a company.

In conclusion, the finance are import in real life and in companys because we use money always.


Technology & Innovation

In this moment the crisis concerns all parts of Spain. In Gipuzkoa they are making different things to try to resolve that problem. One of the things are to invest money in Techonology, Innovation and Sciences.

Basque Government wants to invest 10.000,00 euros and generate advantages in the global economy.

By Mónica

Looking for a job

If you are looking for a job in Guipuzcoa is better if you can speak other languages. Euskera, English or French are the most important here.

The Basque country is one the community that has less unemployment in Spain but I think it depends on what kind of job you are looking for.

Here, to find a job in an office or a company is more dificult than to find it in a store or an restaurant. That is the reason why i think we have to study some carrer.

In administrations area we have oportunities but we need to have experience, if you are interesting in that area i recomend make some course with practice, that is the way you can get experience and maybe find a good job in a company.
Good luck

María José


In the actual society we can get a job searching in the paper of your country but the people says that not all the jobs are so easy to find it.

In my opinion finding a job it can be easy or difficult looking the contacts you have to find that job or maybe the contacts you dont have so you have to find it. There are some jobs like building scenes, work in your fathers shop... this job are quite easy to find because in the case of the building scenes is a job that need it people to build it.

There are some websides that you can find job there easier like the case of INEM.


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Thursday, September 9, 2010


Our first class started on wednesday and we were very nervous like all the people. The first impression was good because the classmates are so fine!We met new people (9) of different cities all around the Basque country, Spain and America.

borja,cynthia, ion ander

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bye bye

Have a nice summer holiday and will be back very soon.

Edurne Sánchez, Zhanna Yakovenko, Ainhoa Arruabarrena,
Eva Holgado and Jaime Gironza

Thursday, May 27, 2010

My personal post, Edurne

I am very happy to have taken this course in multilingual class because it has helped me to lose the shame to speak English and express myself better.
I also believe this will help me in future because our profession is related to foreign languages.
Thanks to the work of our business teachers, we had the opportunity to travel to Prague International Fair and practice our knowledge. We learned to do business with companies from other countries and we saw that it was not as easy as we thought.

Thanks to my classmates and teachers for everything!
Edurne Sánchez

My personal Post. Ainhoa

Hi to everyone!

The academic year 2009/2010 is now finished and is now is the time to study for the final exams of June.
This will be the last time I write this blog, but in September I´ll come back again, and I´m sure I´ll bring some new news to share with you.

I started the year with fear, I can not deny it, but everything has gone perfectly.
I meet new people, new ways of teaching, which led me to go ahead with a smile. Above all, I could continue practicing English, which for me is important
I have had new experiences as we travel to Prague in March, where I had a great time.
Teachers have always been there when we needed, and this is welcome.
I hope all goes well from now on.
Finally, thank everyone you follow us through this blog.

See you son!!!!!


My Personal Post, Eva.

I'm very happy of have chosen these studies in English. It's a very good experience.

These studies are helping me to speak more fluent in English and to learn specific terminology of finance. This might come useful for me if someday I decide to go to work abroad.

Moreover we have had the opportunity to travel and practice our English abroad, in Prague.

We have had good times and bad times, but thanks to the help and support that the teachers have given us we have pulled through.

I want to say THANK YOU to my group and to the teachers for give me the opportunity to know about this course in English.

See you in September!!


Eva Holgado

Jaime´s personal post.

Hello I´m a student of multilingua. In two days we finish with the classes and we begin with final exams! This year has been very estimulant for me, I inproved some important skills that I consider very important to find a job and also I improved my capacity to comunicate in english. Being honest this months have passed very fast and sometimes very fun, with the fair trade in Prague or adquiring notions of how to invest in the stock market, for example.
In September we come back after the hollydays to finish the curse and to be prepared to work in english. I´m sure that my group mates and I will succeed.
See you soon

My personal Post, Zhanna

Hi =)
This is my last post this school year. We are having our final exams this week and then we go on holidays. As long as I finished this year I've got a lot of impressions, and I would like to share them with you. First of all I have met a lot of new people, and made friends. I had a perfect chance to get to know Spanish people better. Of course the school year wasn't easy, despite I think I've gotten new knowledge that would be useful in my future work. I want to say 'thank you' to my group-mates and all the teachers for helping me to adapt to a new environment. I suppose I was working hard during the year and now I have the final step- exams. I hope I will pass everything.
Wish me good luck, and see you in September. =)* Poka-Poka!

Zhanna Yakovenko

Free Software

Free Software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction. Generally is available without charge, but can have a fee.

Some of the best-known examples include the Linux, Piccasa and Open Office.

Ainhoa & Edurne

Friday, May 21, 2010

Convention Bureau. Agencies of Germany and Rusia visit San Sebastian.

Representatives of agencies organizing meetings, incentives and events market in Germany and Russia have visited San Sebastian to know this city as a destination for meetings and incentives.
Participants enjoyed a program of cultural and gastronomic activities, whose main event was a workshop on innovative "pintxos" or cultural and gastronomic path in the Old Town in which the participants experienced were amazed by the spectacular bars with "pintxos" that characterize San Sebastian.
The objective of this trip is that organizer companies and agencies know San Sebastian to show their clients the possibilities offered by this city.
Back to their countries, German and Russian agencies said that the experience has been very interenting because they had discovered a different and unknown destination.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

One day with GAZE

Tuesday, the 11th of may we had an event outside of school. We went to participate in a project. The organizator of this project was GAZE. GAZE is a project dedicated to promote the sense of initiative of young people from different centres of high education of Gipuzkoa. The aim of the project was to prepare students for real life business situations. We were supposed to solve some problems of different companies.
The event started at 9:30 with Jose Ramón Guridi's presentation. He is the deputy of Innovation and knowledge society. GAZE explained what is the aim of the project and at the end of the presentation two teachers from “Mondragon Unibertsitatea” explained what we were going to do during the day.
To start with, we were divided into three groups of approximately 40 people. We were in three different rooms with different organizations, such as Emaus, Iriscom, Urretxu's city hall and some people from travel agency. Then, we were participating in a “Check In” method to get to know each other better.
The companies presented us real problems. We were given some time for think about the solution and make our presentation. We think that the experience we've got there will help us in our future work.
It was very interesting to take part in this project. We spent very good time.

Thank you GAZE!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Landing Session

GAZE returns with another event. Now they bring us the “Landing Session”. This is a very dynamic event, here different students will have the opportunity to participate solving problems of real entities. Yo can be in contact with ONG's, companies and organizations.

It will be a fun day where we can learn a lot of things.

Date: 11 of May
Place: Palacio Miramar
Time: 9 to 17

If you come you will have a certificate.

Give it a go!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010


The WISHES Networking Days

They are an effective networking event to promote and engage within a high potential network and thus offer an effective way to sustainably initiate new co-operations in European funding schemes – sustainably realizing networking potentials.
Based on the individual and institutional offerings and desires as submitted upon registration the WISHES IT based matching application will automatically match and recommend high potential cooperating partners towards each other. This virtual matching enables the conference participants to effectively single out and identify high potential cooperating partners long before meeting them onsite. Thus, potentially interesting cooperating partners will be identified prior to the conference, resulting in the possibilities to prepare potential face-to-face meetings onsite in due time. Thus, these IT based pre-conference activities ensure a successful conference participation – even before arrival!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

VIII Festival of Cinema and Human Rights

27 feature films, 14 short films, 8 exhibitions and various side events will be held from the 23rd of April to the 30th of April.
The film "Honeymoons" (2009), by Goran Paskaljevic, will be the responsible of opening this year, on April 23, the Eighth Festival of Cinema and Human Rights in San Sebastian at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre.
At the opening session, Serbian filmmaker will receive the Outstanding Film Festival and Human Rights throughout his career. In the other hand, "Soundtrack for a Revolution" (2009), by the Americans Bill Guttentag and Dan Sturman, will close the festival on the 30th of April.


Return from the traffic jam

After 6 days of air chaos, all the airports are open again.

There aren't any cancelled flights!!

This volcano has had all of people from Europe unable to fly. This has provoked that many people had to "search for life" to return home.

Searching the internet we had found a funny story of how a student arrived home (spanish version):

Eva & Edurne

Friday, April 16, 2010

Assignment 5

Today, our english assistant, Michael, finally gave us the marks of our last assignment. The assignment was about the exchange rate. We were working in pairs and each team was given a different country.
We were investigating the exchange rate of the countries and how they were affected by the financial crisis.
This work was quite hard because we have never been studying economy so closely. Thanks to our hard work and patient we have made a good report!
Zhanna & Edurne

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Back to school

We are back from holidays. We are nervious because the course is running out. So, we have to work harder than ever.
There are only less than two months to finish this. Now is the moment when we put our course in risk.
We have to work hard. Cheer up!!

Friday, March 26, 2010

PRAGUE: 4th day

In the morning we continue selling and buying in the Trade Fair. After having a hard morning we came to the hotel to sleep a little bit because we were very tired.
At night we went to the biggest disco in central europe, called Karlovy Lazné. It has five floors with five different types of music...
IT'S AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

PRAGUE: 3rd day

Buying and selling, clients and supplier, orders, invoices, contract conditions, payment agreements., VAT.. . WOW!!!!! This is work!!!!!!!!!!!!
Over 160 stands were you can buy from wedding garments to "khalasnikov". Will you fancy some crocs for the officce? We can also buy shoes made in Spain to a Belgium company in the Czech Republic, goods are travelling around!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are building long term business relationships, This training we will continue tonight in the five stores disco pub.
Move your body, shake your body!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

PRAGUE: 2nd day

Who is the teacher? Give it a guess !!!!
Wednesday 24th – Only for exibitors and invited guests. The gala Opening of Trade Fair with the participations of guests and trade, culture programme, presentations of exhibitors

This is how the fair arena looked when
our team launched in before the opening gala. The stands were almost ready and everybody was eager to start.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ARRIVAL TO PRAGUE, Virtual Firm Fair

1st day in Prague;
We've arrived safe and sound to Prague. The city is stunning, it's crowded with students from all around the world and we'll all meet tomorrow at the trade fair.
Touring around the city has been really interesting. Apart from sightening we've met czhecs, russians and italians, with whom we've practised language.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

European Capital for Ocean Initiatives 2010

Donostia-San Sebastián has been named as the European Capital for Ocean Initiatives 2010, an annual event to mobilise the citizens and alert the media to make people aware of the problem of macro-waste.

They have organised a wide range of activities for school-children, young people and the general public that will be held along the promenade from Sagües to Peine del Viento, from 18 to 21 March. The activities include educational workshops, exhibitions, videos, concerts and even a cross-border musical competition.

It sounds good, doesn’t it?

Get involved to look after the coastline!


Friday, March 12, 2010

Workshop "Design your t-shirt"

Jen, one of the assistant that we have to practise English, is going to be in "Melonhead" the shop situate in C/Carquizano 9, Gros, making t-shirts with her designs.
You can go to select your favourite t-shirt with the color and picture that you want.
If you want to take part in this funny workshop, you have to write an email to or you can phone to: 943 276311
Join us!!

Edurne and Eva

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Students in Sweden

From the 3rd to the 9th of March a group of students from first year "bachillerato" went to Örebro in Sweeden with an exchange program. They were with host families and students from Virginska school. They made a tours to different places such as Stockholm and Örebro. The Virginska school students organized activities to show the Zubiri students about their customs and studies.

We thought it would be interesting to ask these Zubiri students about their trip, to find out how Swedish culture effects businesses. We will be asking them about their free time in Sweden and their impressions of the trip.