Archive for 'March,2013'

Animal testing ban in Europe

Animal testing ban in Europe

The late Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop and a leading campaigner for cruelty free beauty, would be delighted to learn that her mission is being accomplished in Europe from 11th March, 2013; when the European Union will ban […]

AquaBus days at sea

AquaBus days at sea

On Thursday 7th February, in the port of Ibiza, AquaBus organised their second edition of Maritime Education Day, “EL MAR MOLA!!!” (the sea rocks!), for members of APFEM, the Ibiza association for relatives of people who suffer some kind of […]

The Ibiza Belief Festival

The Ibiza Belief Festival

The Ibiza Belief Festival is a private event, invitation only, which celebrates our ever increasing consciousness and ability to use our thoughts and beliefs to create our reality. The organisers are driven by their own belief that it is time […]

Advances regarding dyslexia

Advances regarding dyslexia

Dyslexia, which affects 5% of the world’s population, is a learning disorder which makes it difficult to identify letters, syllables or words. Did you know that a dyslexic child reads the same amount of words in one year that an […]

Spain – fourth most sustainable country in the world

Spain – fourth most sustainable country in the world

The ‘Sustainability Yearbook 2013’ has made public the international ranking by country of 2013’s most sustainable businesses. This ranking serves every year as a guide for investors to understand which businesses are best facing up to the risks and opportunities […]

Lemon – a mighty healer

Lemon – a mighty healer

Centuries ago, ancient Egyptians recognised the huge potential of consuming lemon against food poisoning. Multiple cultures used it to prevent scurvy and, in India, lemon peel has long since been prescribed to treat liver diseases. Research has since backed up […]

First Lego hotel in North America

First Lego hotel in North America

In April of this year the first Legoland Hotel in North America (the third in the world) will be opened in Carlsbad, California, complete with life-size bellboys, chefs and a huge dragon in the lobby. Legoland California is investing near […]

Samsung launches unbreakable mobile phone

Samsung launches unbreakable mobile phone

At a keynote speech at the 2013 International CES gadget show in Las Vegas, Brian Berkeley, head of the Samsung Electronics’ display lab in San Jose, demonstrated a prototype phone that consists of a matchbox-sized hard enclosure with a paper-thin, […]

Keeping the magic alive

Keeping the magic alive

We had the great delight last month of sampling a magic show, courtesy of the Magic Association of Ibiza and Formentera. For the mere price of €3, and held in the fully-fledged theatre of an old people’s home, the show […]

Nobel Peace Prize nominee

Nobel Peace Prize nominee

In October 2012, 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by Taliban henchmen because of her ‘pro-West’ leanings. Her continuous and courageous fight for the right of all girls to get a proper education nearly killed her; but she […]

TorBus – a bus guide for the blind

TorBus – a bus guide for the blind

‘TorBus’ is a new iPhone application, created by a student of the University of Almeria (UAL), whose function is to guide visually impaired people. Named after the famous Spanish character, Lazarillo de Tormes, who guided a blind man, this app […]

How to save by carpooling

How to save by carpooling

“Carpooling” is an English expression that has to do with travelling by car – it means “sharing a vehicle with other people who are going in the same direction we are”. This practice has been popular for over a decade […]

In favour of a more ethical European Union

In favour of a more ethical European Union

At the recent gala where the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the European Union (EU), on 10th December, 2012, the President of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Thorbjorn Jagland, called for ethical behaviour from European governments. “May good governance prevail!” […]

Recycling of electronics within easy reach

Recycling of electronics within easy reach

According to the United Nations’ Environmental Programme (UNEP), about 45 million tonnes of electronic and electrical waste are produced in the world every year, and it is estimated that this type of waste is growing three times faster than all […]

Truth’s Vision – a five star production

Truth’s Vision – a five star production

Having written a piece on the much anticipated theatre production: ‘Truth’s Vision’ last month, we felt it only right to follow up with a review. The prospect of a theatre outing in Ibiza is already, in its own right, a […]

Israel Loves Iran

Israel Loves Iran

When war between Israel and Iran was looming last year, an Israeli graphic designer posted an image of himself and his daughter on his Facebook page, accompanied with the words: “Iranians, we will never bomb your country. We heart you.” […]

Significant artistic donation for the Museo del Prado

Significant artistic donation for the Museo del Prado

At the end of January, the Museo del Prado in Madrid (the largest museum in Spain and one of the world’s leading art institutions) received a significant donation of paintings from the Várez Fisa collection. The donation consists of twelve […]

Financial crisis: “Worst over,” says Goldman Sachs’s chief executive

Financial crisis: “Worst over,” says Goldman Sachs’s chief executive

These words we have all been waiting for were uttered by none less than the Goldman Sachs chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, in an interview with the economics editor for the BBC, Stephanie Flanders. “I think the moment of crisis is […]

‘Mercat de Forada’, new local products market

‘Mercat de Forada’, new local products market

The San Antonio town council has given a one year licence to hold a weekly local products market in the tiny village of Forada, next to the popular country bar of Can Tixedo in Buscastell, on the road from San […]