The United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) World Class sponsored by Diageo is launching the first-ever entirely digital version of the US bartending competition and education platform. From March 29th through April 6th, the top US 50 regional competitors will virtually stream as they shake and stir through the competition while navigating this year’s four unique challenges for the chance to represent the US at the Global Finals, taking place later in the year in Madrid, Spain. Continue reading
– The agreement signals a firm commitment by both companies to boost the digitalization of companies, support Spain’s public administration and aid the economic recovery of the country post-COVID-19.
– Google Cloud announces plans to launch a cloud region in Spain that will leverage Telefonica’s Madrid region infrastructure with the highest international security and data protection standards.
– Telefonica and Google will jointly develop a portfolio of solutions for 5G using Google Cloud’s Mobile Edge Computing platform.
– The alliance widens the scope of collaboration between the two companies and reinforces Telefónica Tech’s multi-cloud strategy for the B2B market.
– Telefonica will also advance its own digital transformation using Google Cloud. Continue reading
Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolls off the presses after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation.
MADRID, SPAIN (Reuters)
Spain’s best-selling newspaper, El Pais, rolled off the presses late Friday (October 27) after the Madrid government sacked Catalonia’s president and dismissed its parliament after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
The Spanish daily’s front page ran with the headlines of “State Moves to Suffocate Insurrection,” to mark a critical day the country’s four-decade old democracy.
A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama.
MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (SPANISH GOVERNMENT TV POOL) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday (October 21) to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence. Continue reading
BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Independence supporters were due to rally in the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday (October 21) afternoon, as the Spanish cabinet was meeting to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. Continue reading
SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday (October 21) to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the Catalonia and check the regional government’s push for independence. Continue reading
BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of people called for unity of Spain on Sunday (October 8) in the Catalan capital Barcelona as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia’s autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks. Continue reading
BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of pro-unity protesters demonstrated outside Spanish Civil Guard Police headquarters in Barcelona on Sunday (October 8) in order to show their support for state police forces ahead of a mass rally to denounce the separatists’ move to declare independence. Continue reading
Violence surrounding an independence vote in Catalonia spooks European markets and counters a boost from upbeat economic data. But as Silvia Antonioli reports, some in the travel sector get some relief. Continue reading
Over 400 are injured in Spain after police used force to try to prevent voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum on Sunday. Pascale Davies reports Continue reading