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Specific protocols for Coronavirus activated

The Minister of Health, Joan Martinez Benazet, informed the Government of the actions that are being taken in relation to the new Coronavirus identified in China and the situation in Andorra. He informed that since the start of the alert, the health authorities have proceeded to inform health professionals and reminded them of the appropriate …

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All Andorra news / Business and Economy

The average salary in 2019 is 2,129.44 euros

The Cabinet approved this Wednesday, on the proposal of the Minister of Finance, Eric Jover, the Decree announcing the publication of the average monthly salary of all employees registered in the Social Security Fund (CASS) in 2019, which stood at € 2,129.44. This figure represents an increase of 0.8% compared to 2018. This amount is …

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All Andorra news / Sport

New records today in Arinsal: Robert Antonioli and Victoria Kreuzer won the Vertical race of ComaPedrosa pulverizing the previous best times of the race

Aurélien Gay and Grace Staberg triumphed among Juniors, while Davide Magnini and Emily Harrop in the Espoir category

Robert Antonioli (ITA) and Victoria Kreuzer (SUI) have won the Vertical race in Arinsal, writing down the best performances ever with the times of 26’36” (Antonioli) and 31’56” (Kreuzer). Regarding the other victories, Aurélien Gay (SUI) and Grace …

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News of Pyrenees
News of Pyrenees

Toni Bou back to winning ways in Barcelona

photo: X-Trial Barcelona 2020

The reigning World Champion secured a hard-fought victory despite injury worries

Toni Bou (Repsol Honda) claimed his thirteenth victory at X-Trial Barcelona, the 66th of his World Championship career, in a hard-fought Grand Final under the roof of the Palau Sant Jordi. Just over a week after suffering back and rib …

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The Association Pirineus Watt (PW) is developing a network of cultural routes, to promote the hydroelectric heritage and landscape of the Pyrenees

photo: Pirineus Watt (PW)

The Association Pirineus Watt (PW) is developing a network of cultural routes, to promote the hydroelectric heritage and landscape of the Pyrenees. The first of them is the Pearson Route, named in honour of Frederick Stark Pearson, the engineer who in the early twentieth century contributed greatly to the production …

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Interview
Interview

It was a unique trip that has revolutionized the world of polar science by reaching the heart of Antarctica with an Aeolian vehicle, totally environmentally sustainable, said Spanish explorer, Manuel Olivera

A group of Spanish explorers and research assistants presented their film Antarctica Unexplored 2018-2019 at the Mountain and Travel Film festival in Andorra.  The expedition team included four people: the leader of the expedition Ramón Larramendi (one of the greatest polar explorers in the world; the protagonist of the Mapfre Circumpolar Expedition, which covered 14,000 …

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Interview / Modern art

My profession is to communicate with the public, said Piotr Beczala, one of the best lyric tenors in the world

Tonight, January 22nd, lyric tenor Piotr Beczala will open the Season of Music and Dance 2020 (la Temporada de Música i Dansa d’Andorra la Vella MoraBanc). His repertoire in Andorra includes Puccini, Verdi, Bizet and Rimsky-Korsakov.

Piotr Beczala is considered to be one of the best lyric tenors in the world (He shares “Olympus” with figures …

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Opinion
Opinion

I don’t think that a big international airport is what our country currently needs, says the ex-minister of tourism of Andorra, Consul of Canillo, Francesc Camp

Last year, the Andorran Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIS) actively lobbied the project for building an international airport in the Principality and even made an official presentation of this project with the participation of NAVBLUE experts (100% subsidiary of Airbus), which worked to “fit” the airport into the local landscape. This airport would help …

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Ski mountaineering has seriously evolved and has every chance to become an Olympic discipline, said Jaume Esteve, President of the Andorran Ski Mountaineering Federation and Member of ISMF

The Andorran stage of the SKIMO World Cup, organised by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation (ISMF), is the second of five stages of the competition: it was preceded by a stage in Aussois, France. The subsequent stages are Berchtesgaden (Germany), Hebei Province (China) and Madonna di Campiglio (Italy). The President of the Andorran Ski Mountaineering …

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Modern art / Opinion

The art market is overheated today and the high prices for some paintings cannot be explained, says art director of the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Andorra, Guillermo Сervera

Guillermo Сervera, art director of the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Andorra (Museu Carmen Thyssen Andorra), spoke about trends in the world art market and named some artists whose works are sold for record amounts:

“One of the most expensive recent deals on the art market, of course, was the sale of David Hockney’s painting (born July …

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Science and technology
Modern science and engineering with Ivan Stepanyan

We want to create the Pyrenean axis, which will connect all the universities in this area, says Quim Salvi, Rector of the University of Girona

University of Girona (UdG) is a public institution integrated into the system of Catalan state universities. The university was opened in 1991, but its prototype has existed in Girona since 1446. It was then that the Estudi General training center was created, which had the right to award academic degrees in such fields as rhetoric, …

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Modern science and engineering with Ivan Stepanyan

Member of the Commission on Pseudoscience and Research Fraud of RAS Rostislav Polishchuk: “Who said that other possible civilizations are our brothers, not enemies?”

Rostislav Feofanovich Polishchuk, Doctor of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (1997). Physics Institute of P.N. Lebedev, Astro-Cosmic Center (ACC PIAS) (1992-2019). Department of Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics (NPAP PIAS) – from 2019 until the present.

Member of the Commission on Pseudoscience and Research Fraud of Russian Academy of Sciences.

What is the modern physical picture of the world?

The …

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Modern science and engineering with Ivan Stepanyan

The reproduction of embryos with modified genes is a red line that should not be crossed, said Dr. Josep Argemí Renom, Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Bioethics, at the International University of Catalonia

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is rightfully considered to be the most important breakthrough in science since for many decades they have now been able to solve infertility problems. These methods turn the desires of many couples into reality and help them to become parents and not only that, ART is used to diagnose and prevent …

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