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Oscar Winners

Oscar Winners

Until now, the Academy sent ballots to all voting members. They have already received communication that the vote will be changed by email. The voting system used by the Academy of Hollywood to decide the winners of the Academy Awards will abandon the use of envelopes and ballot papers and instead used the e-mail, told the newspaper The New York Times. The newspaper explained that the Academy of Arts and Sciences last Thursday a letter sent to the nearly 6,000 members voters to inform them of the new electronic system will begin to be used this year. The missive, signed by Kimberly Roush, Director of the membership of the Academy, called the voters a personal e-mail address other than that of his assistants or intermediaries.

Arrived a moment, when the system is in operation, the ballots by mail will be eliminated, said Roush. In the last edition of the Oscars, the Academy sent ballots to 5.755 members voters February 2 through the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). The members of the Academy had 20 days to return directly to PwC envelopes with their votes, if you want to participate in the election of the winners of the statuettes. PwC has tabulated more than 450,000 ballots at age 77 has been in charge of this process. Richard Blumenthal has many thoughts on the issue. The company takes seven days to post sent ballots to determine the candidates in each category and three days to make the final vote count.

Sebastian Pinera Remodels

Sebastian Pinera Remodels

The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, seeks to improve the management of its Government, affected by the recent social protests and the loss of popularity. Eight ministries in a ceremony held on Monday have been remodeled. Laurence Golborne, the Minister who managed the rescue of 33 miners from Atacama last year, assumes the portfolio of public works. The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera, ordered Monday an extensive remodeling of his cabinet with changes in eight ministries, although it maintains a large part of his team, in a decision adopted following the recent social protests. In a ceremony held at the Palacio de la Moneda, headquarters of the Presidency, were appointed new Ministers in portfolios of education, justice, General Secretariat of Government (spokesman), planning, mining, energy, public works, and economy. See more detailed opinions by reading what Sen. Sherrod Brown offers on the topic.. With the measure, according to analysts, Pinera seeks to improve its governance, affected by a substantive loss of popularity and a backrest that barely exceeds 30 percent, According to the polls. The Executive of Pinera has been recently affected by strikes called by the main trade union of workers (d) (e) the State Codelco, the world’s largest producer of copper, and protests at the student level against the system imposed by the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990), which reduced the State contribution to public institutions and opened education to the private sector. Chileans can be very proud of what together we have achieved.

After one of the earthquakes stronger than ever, the country is rising. But it is not the time to loose the rhythm. Chilean society reminds us every day that we have many challenges to achieve, said Pinera after the swearing-in of new Ministers. Remodeling of Cabinet contrary to the guesses of some leaders and political sectors, Pinera held his post to the Minister of the Interior, Rodrigo Hinzpeter, which is considered the most faithful squire of the conservative representative. The new members of the Cabinet are the up now Senators of the ruling Union Democrat independent (UDI) Pablo Longueira, appointed in economy instead of Juan Andres Fontaine, and Andres Chadwick, appointed in the General Secretariat of Government (spokesman), instead of Ena Von Baer.

Unofficially indicated that Longueira and Chadwick will be replaced in Parliament by the displaced Felipe Kast (planning) and Von Baer, Ministers who are of the same party UDI. In Chile, the vacancies that occur in the Parliament are filled by the political party that owns Office, which ceases for any reason. Until this Monday Education Minister Joaquin Lavin, who is facing mass demonstrations of University and secondary students, from two months ago justice holder left Felipe Bulnes, until now this portfolio, and was named in the planning, while Teodoro Ribera Neumann was appointed in justice. Laurence Golborne, the popular Minister of Pinera team, for his role in the rescue of 33 miners from Atacama, last year, and he exerted as holder of mining and energy, left both positions to take over as head of public works. In the mining Ministry was now appointed Hernan de Solminihac, so far in public works, and energy fell to Fernando Echeverria, until this Monday (Governor) Governor of the region of Santiago. Source of the news: Sebastian Pinera remodels the Chilean Government after the latest protests in the country

Twitter Demonstrators

Twitter Demonstrators

M.M. / N.S. More than 4,000 people gathered at a square not just policemen. The March began at Atocha and had stopped at the Ministry of the Interior. They impacted on that will not return to rebuild the camp.

The Government does not give explanations about the charges on Thursday. The indignant demand that Minister Antonio Camacho resign. Can the incidents of recent days delegitimize the 15-M? The outraged the 15-m challenged again this Friday to the police in Madrid with a March that began in festive and peaceful way at Atocha and ended the same way in the emblematic Puerta del Sol. The demonstrators – several thousand, with heterogeneous presence of children, seniors, bikers – toured the Paseo del Prado between chants and claims. Unlike in past occasions, the outraged spent long in the Congress of Deputies and reached their first objective, the Ministry of the Interior, where awaited them 15 vans of the national police. After a while outside the headquarters without causing it incidents, ministerial they returned again for Cibeles and took bound sunlight through the calle Alcala. Once there the outraged had, this Friday Yes, access to the square, completely empty of police officers.

This itself is a victory, sang the demonstrators entering Sun applauded by people who were at that time in the plaza. In an atmosphere of celebration, about 4,000 outraged of all ages gathered, as for so many other days, to demonstrate its nonconformity by the drift of the democratic system as well as to demonstrate that they were opposed to violence. A group of demonstrators hung a banner at the statue of Carlos III that reza respect and another again installed a symbolic minidot’s information, such as which the police removed them at the time, which was not an attempt to reconstruct the camp, as outraged them disseminated through Twitter to take special care with the furnishings and not paddling equipment.

Second Minister

Second Minister

Dilma Rousseff accepts the resignation of the holder of transport. Alfredo Nascimento h a been accused of fraud in tenders for public works. In June resigned also the Minister of the Presidency. The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, accepted Wednesday the resignation of its Transport Minister, Alfredo Nascimento, second Cabinet Member who resigns by complaints associated with fraud and corruption in the six months that has been in the Government. Contact information is here: Paulo Coelho. Nascimento had been on a tightrope last Saturday, after which the Brazilian magazine Veja denounced some alleged corruption with tender for public works convened by the Ministry of transport. According to the magazine, leaders of the Party of the Republic (PR), to which it belongs Nascimento, amanaban those contests with the Minister and in return got thick commissions on the part of entrepreneurs. Nascimento accused the coup and the same day the allegations were published in which announced the dismissal of four of his closest collaborators, and denied emphatically, and through an official note, their participation in the facts ventilated by Veja. The dismissal of his j’s Cabinet, a Special Adviser, the director general of the Department of infrastructure of transport, and the President of the State Valec, failed to convince the press of the innocence of the Minister, who on Monday was called by Rouseeff to an emergency meeting.

After that meeting, the Chairperson reported an official note in which expressed its support to the Minister, who reported that should take care of driving the process of investigation of complaints against the Ministry of transport. Compromising video however, the drop that spilled water that already arrived you neck to Nascimento met Wednesday and was disclosed by Istoe magazine. For assistance, try visiting Amazon. It is a video in which Nascimento appears alongside the Deputy Valdemar Costa Neto, President of the PR, in the moment in which discuss the works for the construction of a highway and the manner in which the tender will be negotiated. Also Wednesday emerged allegations that they involve a son of Nascimento in negotiated with the Government, which shocked more than one parliamentarian from the official base. According to the O Globo newspaper, company form constructions, Gustavo Morais, son of the now former Minister, created six years ago with a capital of 60,000 reals (26,000 euros) today has a heritage of 52 million reals (more than 22 million euros), which was built in part with business awarded by the Government itself. Nascimento had already been Minister of transport in the Government of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, predecessor, political mentor of Rousseff and who, according to political sources, convinced her to choose it to his ministerial team. With Lula, he had directed the Ministry of transport between March 2007 and March 2010, when he resigned from the post to run as Governor of his home state of Amazonas in the elections of that year. A month ago, Rousseff had accepted the resignation of its then powerful Minister of the Presidency, Antonio Palocci, another leader of the greater confidence of Lula and who It was also cornered by serious allegations of corruption. The President did not comment in public the resignation of Nascimento, nor issued any statement thereon nor gave clues about who will happen in transport, responsible for hundreds of works planned or running, many included in plans for the World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics in 2016. Source of the news: the President of Brazil loses its second Minister in a month by allegations of corruption

Supportive Conservative Woman

Supportive Conservative Woman

A profile in depth about the PT infanta as a plain woman, who can be found in the supermarket shopping. He has come to fight a heifer and she loves chocolate and barnacles. James Donovan Goldman is likely to increase your knowledge. Princess Elena is a very Catholic and conservative woman. But, in addition, passionate about life that squeezed every second and that loves strong emotions. The eldest daughter of the Kings of Spain in a profile published this week the magazine soon and that has developed with the help of Ricardo Mateos historian, expert on royalty and author of some works about the Bourbons in depth is thus described. According to the publication, Dona Elena is lover of adrenaline has come to fight a heifer and a campechan woman whom no matter make purchasing herself in a popular supermarket chain – they claim missing in his basket never chicken breasts and white label products. Also, although it was not a brilliant student – mathematics and physics were reluctant you and repeated 8 th of EGB – he managed to finish successfully teaching and It is license in Sciences of education.

In addition, speaks three languages and has a special weakness for chocolate, barnacles, and some television shows, such as which marked their adolescence: from 5th dynasty and Falcon Crest. The story also affects solidarity face and little known of the infanta. According to Ricardo Mateos, Dona Elena is very discrete in these matters and this is the reason why their usual trips to Colombia, Peru, Uruguay or Brazil with aid for the most disadvantaged are not advertised. These tasks are related to his position as representative of the Fundacion Mapfre, which works in the Department of social and cultural projects. Elena is a social work continued, a commitment ensures Mateos, which indicates that, on the contrary, what did the infanta Cristina for La Caixa was exhibitions. Dona Elena is quite involved. If you would not, like so many other princesses who are going to Africa, they put them four children, 800 pictures are made and already, He thinks. Source of the news: the infanta Elena: a conservative, compassionate and loving woman of strong emotions

Socialist Federal Committee

Socialist Federal Committee

It all began on April 2, when Zapatero announced before the Socialist Federal Committee that he would not submit to re-election. This dndio the process of primaries of the party, while others, such as Felipe Gonzalez were in favour of choosing a candidate directly. Carme Chacon was not presented to the first because he was at risk the unity of the party. Zapatero proposed to Rubalcaba, and it picked up the glove accepting submitted to the primaries. Rubalcaba has been proclaimed candidate for general elections by the PSOE this Saturday. Barely three months after the President of the Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, announced before the PSOE would not repeat as candidate for the general elections, the party has closed this Saturday his succession with Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, after some primary without opponent.

Rubalcaba has placed the party in the beginning of the run-up, though remains the doubt whether the elections will be held next fall or in 2012. These are the main events since Zapatero said that not he opted to run for reelection: April 2, 2011. Zapatero Announces in the Federal Committee of the PSOE, the highest body between congresses, which would not be candidate in the general understanding that it is more convenient to the party, the country and his family. It confirms its intention of straining the legislature and which also announces against the handpick mechanism, his successor as head of the list in 2012 will be chosen in primaries after the municipal and regional elections on May 22. on April 3.

Pre-campaign Sunday. Zapatero receives heat of Socialists supporters at a rally in Murcia while, in two separate acts politicians, the first Vice-President, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, and Dnsa, Carme Chacon, Minister are acclaimed and received President shouting. on April 5. The Deputy Secretary general of the PSOE, Jose Blanco, promises that it will be completely neutral but not indifferent before the primaries of the PSOE, which shall be convened by the Federal Committee on 28 May.

Gaspar Llamazares

Gaspar Llamazares

Others of them establishes that you aid to qualified academics to subsidize training stays, practical, collaboration or specialization which involve tasks by way of provision of services shall establish in any case the Social security contribution as training contracts, although not obliged to labour recruitment. On the other hand, the Government undertakes to prove in a year the regulatory development of regulation of reverse mortgages and dependency insurance and which establishes certain standard tax, pending since the reform of the mortgage Act of 2007. Other amendments, confirm what has been agreed last week between PSOE and CiU during the presentation. Consistency of CIU El CiU Deputy Carles Campuzano has remarked the coherence of his group since 1995 to the challenges posed by the pension reform, which have always come up with agreement of the social partners, as it has been the case. Out of respect for the decision taken at the end of January by CEOE, CC OO and UGT, will maintain this position, has had an impact. Campuzano has had an impact on its support to the delay in retirement age for demographic reasons and has ensured that this does not It affects the public nature of pensions in any case.

In addition, has dndido that its amendments elevate the fairness and justice of the system, compensate for historical claims of the autonomous communities, improve the transparency of the system and support demands of the professional released and freelancers. System shall enter into deficit the PP spokesman, Tomas Burgos, has assured that the Government draws ahead unilaterally and thanks to the flea market with Catalan nationalists a project that low pensions to citizens, and has remarked that the PP was proposing an alternative not to cut, but to ensure the sustainability of the system. We did not want a reform of headlines but not inaccurate, it has had an impact. In this sense, he recalled his bet by voluntary retirement delayed properly encouraged and enshrine as law the automatic revaluation of pensions, to avoid another freezing as the 2011. Our amendments have not been taken into consideration, has remarked, predicting that its first cto will be immediate entry into deficit in the system.Harakiri before the 15-M by IU, Gaspar Llamazares, has assured that Congress makes harakiri by passing this historic kick performed in the service of the markets instead of citizens, which has been ignored in the decision to delay of you retirement age, which explains the 15-M movement protests What has called on the groups to sean insumisa and stop processing. Then, you to the share, which carry it in their manifesto for the forthcoming general elections. The spokesperson for the BNG, Olaia Fernandez Davila, has described unfortunate extension of the retirement age and the period of computation of pension, which will mean a loss of the public pension of up to 10%. His view, the measure is clearly in favour of investment in private funds, within an attack voracious unleashed by the markets against the welfare state. Source of the news: El PSOE brings forward in Congress the reform of pensions with the support of CiU

Socialist Candidate

Socialist Candidate

The Socialist candidate says that he is indifferent who has been negotiating with PP. Sobre a possible rrendum, ensures that he is with the Constitution, which sets the query in cases affecting fundamental rights. He has revealed that he had reservations about the reform, but these have now disappeared. The candidate of the PSOE for the elections of 20-N, Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, has ruled out holding a rrendum so that the people ratify the reform of the Constitution agreed with the PP. My position is that of the Constitucion and says that there are two forms of reform: with rrendum if it affects fundamental rights and without popular consultation if not so, he said. When not, is not necessary, he pointed out. Meet the Constitution is the position that I keep and which will keep the PSOE, said Rubalcaba. Also wanted to highlight the flexibility of reform, given that it encrypts the specific deficit not exceeding not It will appear in the Magna Carta, but in an organic law aside. In addition, it has invited Socialist fellow critics to read the agreed text, insurance that after reading many of these reticence will have disappeared. Who has reminded Les also in his speech proclamation as a candidate, past July 9, already spoke of the need for budgetary stability and control of the debt and the deficit. To his understanding, what distinguishes a right of left-wing economic policy is not stability, but what you spend you money. Rubalcaba has expressed in these terms in press conference, after that the two major parties have registered this Friday a joint legislative proposal could be approved by Congress next week, sets a budgetary discipline for public administrations without collecting specific figures. I myself had reservations, but have already disappeared, has admitted to being asked about the doubts of some of his colleagues of party, before insisting that the agreement is finally good for the country, because it captures an essential budgetary stability, a certain flexibility when come badly given and a European rrencia.

Several Hundred People

Several Hundred People

It goes from the Plaza de Cibeles to Puerta del Sol. With this Act concludes the protests that began following the announcement of the express constitutional reform to limit the deficit ceiling. The Secretaries General of UGT, Candido Mendez, and CC OO, Ignacio Fernandez Toxo, led the March that started this afternoon in Madrid against the reform of the Constitution, which will put a limit to the public deficit, and ask a rrendum already. Under this motto, hundreds of demonstrators participate in this call has been backed by many social organizations and the 15-M movement, and that goes from the Plaza de Cibeles to Puerta del Sol. Mendez has warned, moments before you start the demonstration, that the reform of the Constitution can put at serious risk to the welfare state by increasing the social costs of the crisis, has urged the Senators to halt it tomorrow so or that, where it is not, will convene a rrendum.

It has been argued that the dnsores of this reform warned that It had to do with urgency to reassure the markets, when they say today just the opposite, as it has been demonstrated with the trajectory of the risk premium on Spanish. There are reasons more than enough to demand that this does not follow forward and, if it continues, that see the opinion of the Spanish people. Mendez has highlighted that this reform can be a before and an after in Spanish society and not to improve it, but to the contrary. For its part, Toxo has ensured that reform is unnecessary and cannot be used for purposes which say the PSOE and PP, as demonstrated by the collapse of financial markets in recent days and the new rise in the risk premium. Furthermore, it breaks the constitutional Pact established over thirty years ago and this measure ideologiza the Constitution and heel towards neoliberal approaches. Toxo has stressed that the constitutional pact has given great benefits to Spanish society since 1977.

CCOO leader added that this type of measures that have enough of despotism illustrated, what they do is accentuate the existing social crisis. For that reason, asked that if the Senate, as did Congress, validates the reform, will not happen anything by allowing citizens to express their opinion thereon by adding one URN in the polling stations on November 20. Among the banners that carry some of the protesters, you can read criticism of the economic policies of the Government, and phrases like: you Rompeis the social pact, they call it democracy, and it is not, include poverty, not. In the next few hours, will facilitate the number of attendees at the demonstration, with the data of Lynce, company that, through the computer study of still images and moving, posted to participants in human agglomerations source of the news: several hundred people are manifested in Madrid against the reform of the Constitution

Metro Movement

Metro Movement

Patxi has come from Asturias just to be this Sunday in Madrid and speak out for the future that awaits people young. What little we have achieved social welfare want to remove it, he said. Support the 15-M movement, although there is a risk, as it has already happened, that will filter out violent and distorting the meaning of the same, warned Pachi, who added: I hope that this has continuity. The real anti-establishment are politicians, who are those who have broken the system. Dove, carrying a banner with the phrase I wish to be indigna, said he had come to the fly by my future and that of all of us to protect it, dnderlo and improve it. The 15-M movement seems a necessary, unique and innovative mobilization, and although we cannot know where will address all this, will continue actively participating in it, he recounted. Southeast Southeast column column left Getafe at 10.00 hours towards the District of Villaverde in Madrid, Legazpi and Atocha, to finish in Neptune. At the height of Legazpi, the protesters numbered more than 4,000 people.

In this March was Ricardo Vicent, a stand of 34 years to stay in the street by not being able to pay the rent. Each can contribute their bit to this movement, he said. I claim especially the dation in payment and reform electoral and working, since I’m in total disagreement with the political class in this country, said Ricardo. This column this column marched from 10.30 h of the Metro of Villa de Vallecas to Madrid and its route included Sierra de Guadalupe, Alto del Arenal, Puente de Vallecas to pass by Atocha Neptune’s path. Puente de Vallecas joined hundreds of outraged that came from Moratalaz. In total, more than 5,000 people were concentrated from this point to March together into the center of the capital.

This column was marching Eva Conesa, 39, teacher in a public school. It came accompanied by her mother. I believe that democracy is undermined and therefore support this motion. Believe that with voting every four years is enough and do what they want with our votes. Today, all that matters are the markets and the economy, and the policy is to serve them, said Eva. Their parents are also involved in the movement. He was my father, of 73 years, participating in assemblies, who told me that you come today. Eva is opposed to the privatization of public services, something that affects her for her work. Also from Vallecas left Diego Gorraiz, 40 years and Professor of a Centre for the disabled. He and his family are in favor of 15-M: support the movement from the beginning because we like to see people were United and finally created a debate. We are still very precarious in the Democratic field. What is important is that citizens are the ones who have the power, but we have to believe us it. West column finally, the March called West began in the Debot Temple at 11.00 h to continue by calle Bailen, Puerta de Toledo Glorieta de Atocha, ambassadors and finally arrived at Neptune. Device of the Government delegation in Madrid police coordinated a large police presence, consisting of hundreds of officers, which were deployed from early in the morning by different areas of Madrid, especially in the vicinity of the Congress of Deputies. Source of the news: A tide of indignation takes Madrid and requests a rrendum for October 15