Latest Biscay Stories

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...

2010-09-21 12:59:00

NEW YORK, September 21, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - WISeKey and Microsoft Cooperate to Empower Biscay Citizens by Transforming Local Government Services WISeKey, a leading IT security company, and Microsoft, announced at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting that they had successfully worked with the Biscay government to launch a next-generation citizen services platform (CSP). When citizens log on to the Biscay portal, they no longer have to go through a vast variety of...

2009-06-17 10:10:21

AZTI-Tecnalia, the Basque technological centre specialising in marine and food research, has developed a system for monitoring the coast in order to observe and monitor maritime processes along our coastline. This is innovative technology for the sustainable management of the coast, involving the installation of a series of cameras located at strategic points along the littoral and which photograph the coastline in a programmed and periodic manner. This system, known as...

2006-07-03 11:20:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Anchovy fishing will be banned in the Bay of Biscay until the end of the year to preserve stocks, the European Commission said on Monday. Lying off the North Atlantic coastlines of France and Spain, the Bay of Biscay is the key trawling ground for anchovy, an essential ingredient in Spanish cooking. However, years of overfishing have pushed stocks to very low levels. The stock of adult anchovy is "well below safe biological levels," the European Union's executive arm said...

2005-08-17 04:20:00

MUNDAKA, Spain -- U.S. surfer Mike Dobos emigrated to this tiny Basque village just to ride its wave. Eight years later, one of the most famous waves in the world has disappeared. Thousands of surfing enthusiasts used to descend on this northern Spanish village every year for surfing's premier competition, the World Championship Tour. This year, the Mundaka leg of the Billabong Pro championship has been canceled because the wave, known as the best "left-hand" in Europe, has vanished. "I'm...

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.