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Sherri Figueroa

Paris, France

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Member since October 03, 2013


  • Spanien: Frø af recovery

    Communication, Communication Design

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    Se nøje på de hulking containerskibe, der forlader havnen i Barcelona disse dage og du kan fange et glimt af en national økonomi overskrift langsomt mod genopretning.

    De fleste fartøjer forsvinder i horisonten sidde en brøkdel dybere i vandet end den dag de ankom: for hver fire containere lastet med varer, som losses, Barcelona nu sender seks fuld containere i udlandet. Et par år siden, før starten af Spaniens brutale afmatning gik trafikken i anden retningen. Skibe ville ankomme fyldigere end de venstre, mens havnens spidery havn kraner arbejdede overarbejde for at tilfredsstille Spaniens skyhøje efterspørgsel efter varer fra hele verden.

    "Jeg har arbejdet i denne port i 22 år, men jeg har aldrig set sådan en stigning i eksporten. Og heller ikke har nogen anden,"siger José Alberto Carbonell, generaldirektør for Port de Barcelona. I de første otte måneder af året, med den spanske økonomi stadig kontraherende, nød havnen en 8 procent stigning i eksporten. Forsendelser til øst Asien, Latinamerika og andre hurtigtvoksende områder steg specielt kraftigt med containertrafik Algeriet op 22 procent, Brasilien op 15 procent og Mexico op 13 procent. Fra sit syvende etage kontor med udsigt over Middelhavet, har hr.

    Carbonell en privilegeret udsigt ikke blot af Ebbe og flod af Barcelonas havn trafik, men også staten af Spaniens økonomi i almindelighed. Havne, siger han, tjene som en "termometer" af et lands økonomiske sundhed – o...

  • WASHINGTON (AP) - October 1, 2013 (WPVI) -- Campers in national parks are to pull up stakes and leave, some veterans waiting to have disability benefits approved will have to cool their heels even longer, many routine food inspections will be suspended and panda-cams will go dark at the shuttered National Zoo.

    Those are among the immediate effects when parts of the government shut down Tuesday because of the budget impasse in Congress.

    A look at what is bound to happen, and what probably won't:


    THIS: Possible delays in processing new disability applications.

    BUT NOT THIS: Social Security and Medicare benefits still keep coming.


    THIS: Washington's paralysis will be felt early on in distant lands as well as in the capital - namely, at national parks. All park services will close. Campers have 48 hours to leave their sites. Many parks, such as Yellowstone, will close to traffic, and some will become completely inaccessible. Smithsonian museums in Washington will close and so will the zoo, where panda cams record every twitch and cuddle of the panda cub born Aug. 23 but are to be turned off in the first day of a shutdown.

    The Statue of Liberty in New York, the loop road at Acadia National Park in Maine, Skyline Drive in Virginia, and Philadelphia's Independence National Historical Park, home of Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, will be off limits. At Grand Canyon National Park, people will be turned back from entrance gates and overlooks will be cordoned off along...