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03 November 2010 10:24 PM

800 singers will participate in Pope’s mass at Sagrada Família

The most prestigious choirs of Catalonia will sing at the religious ceremony inside Antoni Gaudí’s temple. The Orféo Català, the Coral Sant Jordi and the children’s choir of Montserrat Abbey will be amongst the participants.
Isidro Catela, the press director of the Spanish Episcopal Conference during the press conference (by ACN)

02 November 2010 11:44 PM

51,000 chairs for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit

Spanish Episcopal Conference states that dedicating the Sagrada Família temple to God was a “personal desire” of Benedict XVI. 1,673 journalists have registered for Barcelona’s visit.
The meat-processing CAG is the main company in Lleida (by ACN)

30 October 2010 12:29 AM

Guissona becomes first municipality in Catalonia where foreign citizens are a majority

Guissona, in the centre of Catalonia, has a large immigrant population, which now represents 50.08% of the village’s population. The reason is that Guissona hosts the largest company in the province, the Cooperativa Agropecuària de Guissona...
The vehicle that will transport the Pope has arrived to Barcelona (by ACN)

30 October 2010 12:25 AM

Medical services for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit largest of the year

Emergency Medical Services of Catalonia (SEM) will be equipped with 160 people, 38 ambulances and 4 hospital tents for Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Barcelona. Thousand of people, most of them old, are expected to be on the streets and in the...

26 October 2010 11:13 PM

Archbishop of Barcelona: “2,000 million people will watch the event. They will watch Barcelona.”

The Cardinal Archbishop of Barcelona responded to criticisms associated with the Pope’s upcoming visit in an interview with CNA. A controversy has been going on in Catalonia regarding the costs of Benedict XVI’s visit to Barcelona, when he...
An aerial view of the ALBA synchrotron (by ACN)

22 October 2010 11:14 PM

The Vallès area, next to Barcelona, may become a top innovation cluster

A collaborative study has shown great possibilities for economic development along the B-30 highway outside of Barcelona, in the area of Vallès. Researchers see collaboration between universities and businesses as an “essential” part of this...
An office of the Catalan Employment Service (by ACN)

22 October 2010 10:45 PM

Over 425,000 foreigners registered on Social Security in Catalonia

Catalonia is the autonomous community with the highest number of foreigners receiving social security benefits. The data shows a 1.23% decrease compared to September of last year.
A virtual image of the QUALIA campus in Sitges (by Ajuntament de Sitges)

22 October 2010 12:54 AM

Sitges, the new centre for creativity

Coastal city of Sitges, 25 km South from Barcelona, plans to become a leading pole of creativity. 'QUALIA Sitges' will dedicate 100,000 square metres to the fields of art and creativity. One of the main objectives of QUALIA is the creation of the...
Fruit consumption increases when consumers have information on its sweetness and acidity

20 October 2010 11:59 PM

Fruit consumption increases when consumers have information on its sweetness and acidity

A collaborative study has shown that if consumers know if fruits are acidic or sweet, fruit consumption in supermarkets may raise up to 30%. The study has also concluded that about 75% of the population prefers sweet fruit while the rest prefer...
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