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2014-07-23 16:21:00

RED BAY, NL, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Residents of Red Bay, Labrador and the surrounding Labrador Straits region watched on today during a formal ceremony as three UNESCO plaques - one in English, French and Basque - describing the international significance of the Red Bay Basque Whaling Station World Heritage Site were unveiled. The approximately 600 hectare World Heritage property that takes in a wealth of terrestrial and submerged cultural resources related to 16(th) century Basque...

2014-05-27 08:26:23

TREVISO, Italy, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A big refurbishment in the San Sebastian city center intended to host contemporary art in a comfortable building Tabakalera is the name of one of the biggest buildings in San Sebastian, Spain: it takes up one of the biggest plots -13.277 m2 - in the urban area. For 90 years (1913-2003) Tabakalera was the town tobacco factory. In 2003 the factory was closed. A year later, in 2004, the City Council, the Provincial...

2012-05-29 10:04:27

“What people are afraid of is dying badly rather than actually dying”. Iñaki Olaizola has observed how Basque society feels about euthanasia and the process of dying, and how the perception has changed since the 1970s. For this purpose, he interviewed all kinds of people and has been able to conclude that the fear of dying badly is widespread. In his thesis, defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), he stressed the need to guarantee a dignified...

2012-03-06 23:55:16

The Genographic Project announced today the most comprehensive analysis to date of Basque genetic patterns, showing that Basque genetic uniqueness predates the arrival of agriculture in the Iberian Peninsula some 7,000 years ago. Through detailed DNA analysis of samples from the French and Spanish Basque regions, the Genographic team found that Basques share unique genetic patterns that distinguish them from the surrounding non-Basque populations. Published in the American Journal of Human...

2011-12-27 08:44:39

The recent discovery of a pendant at the Irikaitz archaeological site in Zestoa (in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa) has given rise to intense debate: it may be as old as 25,000 years, which would make it the oldest found to date at open-air excavations throughout the whole of the Iberian Peninsula. This stone is nine centimeters long and has a hole for hanging it from the neck although it would seem that, apart from being adornment, it was used to sharpen tools. The discovery has had great...

2011-09-28 12:53:15

There are no journalists specialized in immigration, neither is there any specific training to this end, nor any thought given to how the media influence public opinion in this matter. Lecturer and journalist Alberto Durana has undertaken a thesis in which he is critical both of the Faculties of Journalism and news desks. He argues for the existence of journalists specialized in immigration matters and university courses that takes into account current society. His thesis, defended at the...

2011-09-02 11:53:01

With Web 2.0, secondary school immigrant students improve their oral skills in second languages, simultaneously using their mother tongue It is not easy for those school pupils who, besides being adolescents, are immigrants. The fact is that, in Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO-DBH in their Spanish and Basque initials), it is more necessary than ever to be fluent in the local language in order to comprehend concepts and procedures. Moreover, the attitude of an adolescent who is going...

2011-07-08 14:14:47

Neiker-Tecnalia has carried out a study on trends in the future   distribution of habitats of Basque woodlands, pointing out that climate change may alter the conditions necessary for the growth of a tree as representative of the Basque lands as the oak. The research was undertaken on the basis of the most pessimistic and severe scenarios for conditions of climate change in the future and claims that for   2080, the oak woods of the Basque Country would undergo a...

2011-06-08 21:56:20

They say that history is written by the victors. But the combatants, fundamental to the outcome of war, rarely appear in this history "“ whether victors or vanquished. University of the Basque Country anthropologists Pío P©rez and Ignazio Aiestaran have rebelled against this injustice, "uncovering" the memory of those who fought in the trenches in the 1936 war in Spain. They studied ten autobiographical accounts to produce Oroimen iheskorrak: gerra zibileko...

2011-05-19 22:54:13

Ixiar Rozas analyzes the consequences of this through studying 12 experimental choreographies in a Ph.D. thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country The appearance of certain experimental choreographies has incorporated the use of the voice into contemporary dance, either through articulated words or through the mere emission of sounds. Dance ceases to be silent and destabilises, and not only because it breaks with the conventional dramatic text. In fact, the use of the voice...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.