Archive for 'April,2016'

Great improvement to ITV Service in Ibiza

Great improvement to ITV Service in Ibiza

The Spanish MOT test, known in Spain as ITV, has recently undergone a very positive improvement on Ibiza. In response to the very poor service of the past few years – with drivers facing waiting times of up to seven […]

Spanish ‘Gag Law’ challenged

Spanish ‘Gag Law’ challenged

About a year ago Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) passed new laws that limit public protests by increasing the power of the police, and imposing steep fines for a wide range of activities. The law has been called the ‘Ley […]

Australia legalizes medical marijuana

Australia legalizes medical marijuana

The Australian government has announced plans to allow cannabis to be legally grown for medical and scientific purposes. Under current laws, marijuana is classified as an illegal drug, and while penalties vary from state to state, people who grow, use, […]

The “Jam of ideas” comes to Ibiza

The “Jam of ideas” comes to Ibiza

At the end of February this year, the Ibiza Conference Centre became the stage for ‘Ibiza Service Jam’. This event saw people and professionals from various fields use a methodology called ‘Design Thinking’ to exchange ideas focused on the creation […]

A priest who has saved thousands from poverty

A priest who has saved thousands from poverty

Over the past 25 years, Argentinean priest and 2015 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Pedro Opeka has rescued about half a million people from poverty on the island of Madagascar. This past year his great work has found more international recognition […]

Obama visits Cuba

Obama visits Cuba

US President Barack Obama’s recent trip to Cuba was a very big step in the efforts to mend relations between these two neighbouring countries. The visit was made possible when Obama’s administration formally reopened ties with Havana in late 2014, […]

Progress for Afghan women

Progress for Afghan women

Afghanistan’s president Ashraf Ghani continues to make strides in his efforts to improve the rights of women in his country. A big step in that direction was taken when he honoured his election promise to appoint Anisa Rassouli to be […]

French law bans food waste

French law bans food waste

Millions more free meals will reach those in France who need them the most, after an historical law was passed making it mandatory for supermarkets to donate all unsold food to charities or food banks. They are the first country […]

New substance allows underwater breathing

New substance allows underwater breathing

Scientists in Denmark have developed a new crystallised substance called “Aquaman Crystal” that absorbs and filters oxygen from surrounding water or air. Underwater the material works with cobalt, which acts as a filter for the water particles, separating oxygen from […]

Rooftop farming for the homeless

Rooftop farming for the homeless

A brilliant initiative in Atlanta, Georgia (US) has created a rooftop garden of fresh organic produce that is flourishing atop one of the city’s homeless shelters. The 80 garden beds are expected to produce hundreds of kilos of fresh vegetables […]

Metal in your mouth

Metal in your mouth

Often when we go to the dentist, something is removed permanently from our mouths or put into our mouths with the intention that this lasts a considerable period of time. Removal is often of the mineral build-ups that occur at […]