Monday, February 28, 2011

Greenpeace action against Barrick Gold

The director of Greenpeace Argentina, Eugenia Testa, was arrested in northwest of Argentina where the environmental group blocked access to two mines in Canada’s Barrick Gold to demand implementation of a Glacier Protection Act, the organization reported.

By order of the Court of the province of San Juan, police arrested and intimidated Testa fifty evict Greenpeace activists involved in the protest.

Testa is accused of violating the penal code, which punishes those who hinder public transport, police sources stated.

Greenpeace on Tuesday held two camps at the entrances to the mines of Veladero and Pascua Lama, in the province of San Juan, some 1,120 miles northwest of Buenos Aires.

Greenpeace claim the enforcement of protection of glaciers, which prohibits mining in areas with ice fields.

The rule was adopted last year by Parliament, but its execution is suspended for precautionary measures, as presented by the government of San Juan, pending a Supreme Court decision.

The campaigns director of Greenpeace in Argentina, Juan Carlos Villalonga, reported that “Barrick is the main promoter of the protections that are now blocking the effect of the Law of Glaciers” and considered that the Government “is an excuse for not regulating them or apply “the standard.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Nicolas Almagro goes to the quarterfinals in Buenos Aires after beating Leonardo Mayer

The Murcia, at the conclusion of the party, spoke about the Canadian Milos Raonic, one of the greatest sensations of the circuit this season: "I am very fond of him and is growing by leaps and bounds. It will be discussed widely in the big tournaments"

Nicolas Almagro qualified for the quarterfinals of the tournament in Buenos Aires (Argentina) after beating Leonardo Mayer. Tommy Robredo and Albert Ramos, who face each other, try to emulate the Murcia.

Nicolas Almagro, top seed of the tournament, beat Leonardo Mayer local by an aggregate score of 6-7 (3), 6-1 and 6-3 after two hours and fifteen minutes of play in the clash that opened the day at Centre Court's Lawn Tennis Club in Buenos Aires. "It was a tough match but I'm happy because these are the ones that do grow," said Murcia EFE tennis, upset with some reactions from the local crowd that was cheering loudly, especially in the closing stages. "Mayer had several physical problems, of which I am glad you have recovered, and had to be as focused as possible. I'm in the right direction, I go on," he added.

The next opponent will duel Almagro faces Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay and Argentina's Jose Acasuso, one of the 'wild cards' of the tournament.
As regards the rest of the 'Navy' include the Spanish derby between Tommy Robredo, seeded sixth, and Albert Ramos, from the previous phase. It is recalled that Albert Montanes, fourth seed, has already qualified for the quarterfinals, which will rival Argentina's Juan Ignacio Chela, seeded eighth in the table.

XXXVII International Book Fair of Buenos Aires

"A city open to the world of books. " Organized by the Fundación El Libro.

Start date: April 20, 2011.
Deadline: May 9, 2011.

Venue: La Rural, Buenos Aire

General Characteristics:

The International Book Fair of Buenos Aires is the largest of its kind in the Spanish speaking world.
It is considered one of the cultural events and most important Latin American publishers, acting as a meeting place for authors, publishers, booksellers, distributors, educators, librarians, scientists and readers around the world.

In this context, the organizers are planning school visits. The foundation invites teachers and students at all educational levels to participate in the fair to make contact with thousands of books.
Also, students, teachers and professors, have free admission days and special times. For details on all scheduled activities invite you to browse the website of the Fundación El Libro, and especially the cultural and educational activities.

More information:
Fundación El Libro
Address: Hipólito Yrigoyen 1628, piso 5, Buenos Aires
Phone: (011) 4370 0600
Fax: (011) 4370 0607

Galilea Montijo denies infidelity

During a public event, the driver rejects his breakup with Jorge Krasovsky has been for a third person

Good call and best gossip on the red carpet at the event to promote Las Vegas as a tourist destination.

Where it stops, Galilea Montijo can not avoid the issue of cancellation of their wedding.

"I think it was the best decision for the two, he is fine, we kept talking and waving, we have no problem we mature, we have great respect I'm very fond of his family always wanted and I love them and they have not wanted to talk a lot. "

Despite the cancellation of the wedding will not return the ring for his ex wants to save it.

"Since I left!, make jewelry."

And no, there was no infidelity.

"Only a couple knows when it ends knows why and there is nothing wrong here, just decided to each go on with our lives and I wish the best to George and he to me" Montijo said .

Cat snatches a bat out of the air!