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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...

2012-04-13 12:01:21

As this tuber is cultivated despite spells of rough weather, and is good for relieving hunger, its popularity shot up in Álava following the Peninsular War Today, the potato is firmly established in our diet, but in actual fact it has only been with us for little more than two centuries, and at first it was not even appreciated as a foodstuff. The researcher David Palanca has studied the first century in the history of this tuber in the Basque Country, starting with its...

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...

2011-01-13 14:45:52

The machine-tool sector innovates responding to the needs of customers and in an ad hoc manner, and not as a result of concrete R+D activities. This was the conclusion of sociologist Beatriz Otero, in a PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and entitled, Made in Euskadi: innovating in the machine-tool sector in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country. Ms Otero focused on small and medium-sized enterprises in the sector within the Autonomous Community of...

2010-08-23 13:26:16

Society gives sense to sport, i.e. sports are a reflection of the traits of a society. This is the conclusion of Mr Asier Oiarbide, lecturer at the Faculty of Physical Activities Science and Sports, in his PhD thesis defended at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His work is entitled Mendi-zeharkaldi, aerobic eta futbolaren etnomotrizitateak (the ethnomotricity of mountain trekking, aerobics and football). Ethnomotricity involves understanding each sporting activity as an...

2006-03-22 07:24:16

MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA on Wednesday declared a permanent ceasefire in its struggle for independence from Spain with effect from Friday, Basque newspaper Gara said on its Web site. Gara is the group's usual vehicle for statements. "ETA has decided to declare a ceasefire which will come into effect on Friday and will be permanent," Gara said in a special edition posted on its Web site www.gara.net. A ceasefire would be the first step in a long-awaited peace...

2006-03-22 06:58:36

MADRID (Reuters) - Basque separatist group ETA plans to declare a permanent ceasefire from Friday, a report in the Basque newspaper Gara said on Wednesday. Gara is the group's usual vehicle for statements. The announcement was first made on Basque television. A ceasefire would be the first step in a long-awaited peace process with ETA, which has killed 850 people since 1968 in its fight to carve an independent state out of northern Spain and south western France. ETA, which is...

2006-03-15 05:29:29

MADRID (Reuters) - A call warning that Basque separatist group ETA had planted three bombs in northern Spain was a hoax, the regional government said on Wednesday. The government earlier said somebody had called the emergency services in the Navarre region in the name of ETA at about 0733 GMT warning there were bombs on two motorways and in a court building in regional capital Pamplona. The court was briefly evacuated and the roads checked. "Given the characteristics of the call,...

2006-03-09 07:05:06

By Blanca Rodriguez MADRID (Reuters) - Two bombs exploded near highways in northern Spain on Thursday after a warning that five devices had been planted by Basque separatists ETA, who have stepped up their violent campaign for independence in recent weeks. Authorities said the explosions were quite small and there were no reports of injuries. The bombs coincided with a regional general strike called by Batasuna -- a separatist party outlawed for its links to ETA -- to protest...

2006-03-09 02:56:52

MADRID (Reuters) - A bomb exploded near a highway between the Spanish cities of Bilbao and Santander on Thursday, authorities said, after a telephone warning in the name of Basque guerrillas ETA of four bombs planted on roads. There were no immediate reports of injuries. The bombs came on the same day as outlawed separatist party Batasuna, associated with ETA, called a general strike in the Basque region to protest against the local government's refusal to allow tributes to be paid...


Latest Basque Reference Libraries

Pottok Pony
2014-05-20 10:16:20

The Pottok is a breed of  pony that is native to the Pyrenees in France and in Spain. It is an ancient breed that has adapted to the harsh mountain environment it inhabits. The Pottok is considered to be an endangered breed as of 1995, from habitat destruction, mechanization and crossbreeding. It is considered to be an iconic breed of the local people and efforts are being implemented to protect the Pottok’s future. Currently there are only around 150 purebred mares north of the Pyrenees....

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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