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A row of balls, on which kids sit (by F. Garcia Queralt)

02 February 2011 11:51 PM

School children sit on special balls to improve their posture

The new initiative is based on sports like Pilates. The pilot school is located in Montellà, in the Catalan Pyrenees. The measure was an initiative from the school zone director, who was concerned about future back problems. It was agreed on with...

01 February 2011 11:52 PM

Catalan researchers create an AIDS vaccine that can reduce HIV viral load up by three times

It is the most effective AIDS vaccine to date. It has been tested on HIV patients and reduces the viral load up by three times. It needs further test but in the future the new vaccine could replace the current retroviral treatments.
The journalist Raja Shafiq (by B. Cazorla)

31 January 2011 11:01 PM

Catalan radio station Pakcelona reaches out to the Pakistani diaspora all over the world thanks to the Internet

The Catalan radio station Pakcelona made the most of the closure of it’s local FM broadcast to strengthen it’s presence on the World Wide Web.

28 January 2011 09:18 PM

Barcelona sets the example for London's upcoming Olympic Games

A workshop held in Birkbeck University explored the dialogue between Barcelona and London in hosting the Olympic Games- showing that London can learn from the Catalan City's experience as host in 1992 but has its own challenges to overcome.
One of the properties in the Costa Brava (by X. Pi)

25 January 2011 06:47 PM

Catalan Police help break up a ring of international criminals

Catalan Police assisted the investigation of an international criminal ring this week. The criminals were involved in money laundering and the financing of cannabis plantations. It is estimated that the group could have spent about 3 million...
The buildings that occupy the space of the new research centre (by P. Solà)

24 January 2011 09:05 PM

Sant Pau Hospital will expand its research facilities with 17,000 square metres

The Sant Pau Hospital in Barcelona will have 2 new buildings in 2014 dedicated to biomedical research. The new space will be of 17,000 square metres. The new buildings will be integrated into the daily activities of the university health centre....
A member of Spanish Police arresting suspects in Barcelona (by Spanish Police)

21 January 2011 11:05 PM

Some Spanish Police agents ask to be taught Catalan

A Spanish police trade union has complained to the government for not teaching Catalan to police agents. While money is being invested in simultaneous translation in the Senate, there is no way to help police stationed in Catalonia integrate...

21 January 2011 10:19 PM

From Sant Cugat to one of Europe’s most prestigious dance schools

Catalan Víctor Perez is only 18 years old but he currently resides in Belgium where he is training to become a professional dancer. A student at one of the most prestigious dance schools in Europe run by the international renowned choreographer...

20 January 2011 10:24 PM

Talented scientific experts: Catalonia's 21st century diaspora

Numerous talented Catalan researchers are pioneering new research in a prestigious British university but they still cannot find a job in Catalonia.
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