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