Monthly Archives: December 2014
ACCORDING TO THE LOCAL.ES (www.thelocal.es) “From the arrival of a new king in Felipe to the drama of Catalonia’s independence vote and an Ebola crisis, 2014 was another roller coaster year for Spain. The Local takes a look back over the key events of the last 12 months.”
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Singer Joe Cocker has died aged 70, his management team has confirmed to ITV News.
Born John Robert Cocker on 20 May 1944 in Sheffield, he died today after a battle with lung cancer.
He lived in Sheffield until his early 20s. His international success as a blues/rock singer began in 1964. Joe created 40 albums and toured extensively around the globe.
He received a Grammy in 1983 for ‘Up Where We Belong,’ a duet with Jennifer Warnes and in 2007 received an OBE for his contribution to music. He is best known for songs like ‘You are So Beautiful,’ ‘With a Little Help from my Friends,’ and ‘Unchain My Heart’.
A judge investigating an embezzlement and tax fraud case involving the sister of Spanish King Felipe VI announced on Monday morning that Cristina de Borbón will stand trial for her alleged involvement in the offenses.
Judge José Castro has been investigating the business affairs of Iñaki Urdangarin, the husband of the infanta, as Cristina is known. He stands accused of siphoning off millions of euros in public funds awarded to his non-profit organizations.
The judge has decided to put Urdangarin’s wife on trial for tax offenses, based on evidence that she may have cooperated in the same fraudulent actions in 2007 and 2008. Judge Castro is also asking for a €2.6-million financial liability from Cristina de Borbón.
The hearings could begin as early as the second half of 2015, in a Palma courtroom.
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Disabled society calls for ban on lottery TV draw using children
By: thinkSPAIN , Tuesday, December 16, 2014
AN ASSOCIATION for the disabled has called for the Christmas lottery to be suspended because it ‘uses minors’ to promote it.
Every year on December 22, the children from the San Ildefonso primary school in Madrid ‘sing’ the winning numbers on TV as they draw them out, a tradition dating back decades.
But the organisation OID has filed legal action with the youth prosecution services against what it calls ‘child labour’.
It says images on TV show children selling tickets, which it considers to be against the law.
The OID wants the lottery to be put off until the State betting board can ‘guarantee that minors will not be used in promoting’ the famous El Gordo national draw.
Instead, the organisation wants to see ‘persons representative of the disabled community’ drawing the winning numbers on the TV.
According to the organisation, 10 years ago legal action was taken against the national lottery in aid of the blind, ONCE, ordering them to cease using models for their draws because it ‘showed a sexist image of women’ as ‘objects of beauty’.
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