During the Easter week parade in Nijar, several policial locales in Nijar stopped a German man, along with his Italian wife, when the man laughed at the parade passing by outside the bar window. The comment was, according to the man’s statement in court later, an aside made to his wife, which was overheard by the patrol, who took offense and demanded his passport. The German man said he didn’t have it on him, and Continue reading Germany demands explanation from Nijar over local police brutality→
Reuters, the news agency, has claimed that Spain has secretly asked Germany to prepare a 300 billion euros bailout package to rescue the state after a number of regions within Spain have claimed bankruptcy and asked for bailouts. Citing a “senior government official”, the news agency said that: Spain has for the first time conceded it might need a full EU/IMF bailout worth 300 billion euros ($366 billion) if its borrowing costs remain unsustainably high, Continue reading Spain asking for a “total emergency bailout” of 300 billion euros from Germany, according to Reuters→
So I’ve been trying to buy some asset tags, for a little “project” of mine. These are those durable little metal stickers with a barcode and a number on them, which you stick on things to prove they’re yours, and associate them to an inventory list. Lots of companies use them. Anyway. The cheapest I can find in Spain which meet my requirements, are around 350€ + IVA+pp per one hundred. In the UK? The Continue reading Why is Spain so much more expensive than the UK for some things?→
Berlin: Two Germans set out on a 500km (310-mile) river swim with seven pet ducks. Pia Marie Witt, 33, and Wilfried Arnold, 58, left Kassel in central Germany and plan to reach the North Sea by September. They will swim up to 15km a day but the ducks will swim for only 20 minutes before getting a lift in a car or boat. (from The Times).