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The goal, influence decisions that affect other species
A group of researchers from the fields of communication, philosophy, law, literature and sociology at the University Pompeu Fabra, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona have formed the Center for the Study of Animal Ethics, the first think tank in the art that created in Spain and in seeking to disseminate practical applications in the form of their research to move a non-anthropocentric ethical perspective on society and influence the decisions of politicians in everything related to non-human animals.
“We want to emulate the pioneers in animal ethics that exist in the world, and that many either; in Europe there are only two in the UK-the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics and the Centre for Human and Animal Studies-, in addition to the Animals and Society Institute of US and New Zealand Centre for Human and Animal Studies, University of Canterbury, “says Nuria Almiron, Professor of Communication at the UPF and co-director of the new center with Paula Casal, ICREA researcher at the Department of Law at the same university.
The new center’s mission is to promote ethical perspectives are not centered on human or species in all disciplines of social sciences and humanities, based on the research they have already done psychologists, ethologists, anthropologists and experts in communication.
“We want the papers published in academic and scientific disseminated in the form of practical application to society in order to advance the awareness that the planet is a space that we share with other lives, not exploit space, and explain that we can minimize the animal cruelty without losing, “said Almiron. In this sense, the think tank starts with a multidisciplinary team that besides participating Casal Almiron and Marta Tafalla (Department of Philosophy at the UAB), Montserrat Escartín (Studies and Communication of the University of Girona), Anca Gheaus, Catia and Faria Ezequiel Paez (Right, Moral Philosophy area UPF), with the intention of showing all the interactions between humans and other species on the planet.
Almiron explains that the first activity of the center will present a practical guide for journalists with recommendations on the type of coverage and language that should be used by journalists in their work to avoid perpetuating the anthropocentric perspective of the planet.
“Since 2009, European legislation recognizes nonhuman animals as sentient beings”
The work of the new Center for the Study of Animal Ethics is part of a current of thought within moral philosophy that argues that progress can not be defined only from the interests of humans, and that people have moral obligations to other living beings, including non inflict pain and needless suffering on other beings capable of suffering. But it also comes at a time of heightened sensitivity and awareness of animal rights hitherto known in Spain -of special in Catalunya and in so many other countries.
The Col·legi d’Advocats Barcelona pioneered acquire a commission for the protection of animal rights in 2002, but in recent years other schools have also created this structure in view of the increase in cases involving this subject. Since the Treaty of Lisbon recognized nonhuman animals as sentient beings, with capacity to experience pain, pleasure and other emotions, the Spanish and Catalan legislation on animal abuse has been steadily strengthened.
Carles Soliva, vice president of the commission for the protection of animal rights of the College of Barcelona, explains that the reform of the Penal Code this year some of the behaviors of neglect or abuse that are considered failures before have come to understand as crimes and be punished with imprisonment. And the controversy on certain popular celebrations that include animals rages.
Recently the bars of Barcelona, Tarragona and Girona began legal action to end “empaitada d’anecs of Roses”(Alt Empordà) in line with the aggression in August received an animal by a woman participating in what some considered a party. And discussions about the Toro de la Vega have reached the point of forcing a company to change the name of its products.
The US multinational software Autodesk has introduced its new European sales office in Barcelona
Technology continues to promote Barcelona and Catalonia. The US multinational Autodesk, a world leader in 3D software, presented on Wednesday its European sales office in Barcelona, a kind of ‘hub’ or sales center that will employ up to 100 people until the mid-year come.
In a meeting with journalists, the vice president of global sales operations and Autodesk, Julie Sockley, and vice president of EMEA sales for the company, Roland Zelles, they have justified the choice of Barcelona as its attractive city, infrastructure and It is offering the ability to recruit talented staff. They have also influenced added that it is a “non-saturated” market of international companies, which believe that will change in the coming years because it believes many multinationals opt for the Catalan city.
By placing this sales offices in Barcelona, the multinational believes he can make the Catalan capital, which is already leader in mobile technologies, “the new European capital of 3D technologies,” said Autodesk.
Autodesk, which develops software used routinely designers, architects or engineers, and has contracted for this project about 50 people and expects to make another hundred contracts until the middle of next year, although it has not provided investment figures provided to this whole project. Zelles noted that the company is looking for qualified professionals with mastery of some of the languages of the countries to which they will serve, and that “no matter” of that country come from workers.
The Barcelona office will serve “to all countries of the euro zone as well as Switzerland, Norway and Iceland,” he explained Zelles, so Autodesk looking for a personal profile with extensive sales experience and language skills.
To locate all officers, Autodesk has rented a floor of about 1,200 square meters located in the Sea B building, next to the Diagonal Mar, but does not rule out expanding space in the same building if you need it.
Zelles said that Autodesk, owner of the popular AutoCAD design software, is changing its business model to provide software services also from the cloud.
In addition to these 50 people already working in Barcelona and have been contracted for this ‘hub’ European sales, Autodesk has an office in Sant Just Desvern (Barcelona) with a score of people and Madrid with seven others.
Autodesk closed fiscal year 2014 with sales of over 2,500 million and more than 2.2 million users worldwide, and Europe accounts for 40% of these sales, he explained Zelles.
Sectors such as architecture, design, construction or the entertainment industry, from film to video games, use Autodesk software to design their ideas before taking them out.
The Raluy Circus brings his new show ‘Altius’ to Port Vell
The Circus Raluy landed once again in Barcelona, since last Friday until February 14, to offer his new show, which this time will Altius, a ‘cry for perfection, beauty and admiration share “.
According announced Friday in a statement the organizers, the show features three high-level international numbers: Pasha flown (Belarus), the clown Bobylevi (Russia) and the troupe of jugglers and acrobats Alexandros (Romania). The circus, which is claimed as a “traveling museum” with carriages of the nineteenth and twentieth century, combines classic proposals and families mark Raluy betting saga with innovative high artistic content.
Raluy has also confirmed the creation of a second company under the same name and philosophy of classical circus, produce and exhibit own shows with artistic freedom. As of May 2016, because there will be two circuses Raluy. The lifelong, led by two of the brothers, and again, led by the daughters of a third brother, Kerry and Louisa.
“The family has grown a lot and everything is logistically complicated”, have argued today. With this commitment, the members of the company will have more opportunities to express themselves, especially young people, will rebound Raluy “many more places” of Catalonia and more often, either the old or the new tent.
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Mikkeller, one of the most prestigious craft beers in the world, opens in BCN
Thomas Rohde has not exactly look of a big beer drinker. Although the gasket 40, her belly is a plain. Front profile, sitting. Nothing, not an abdominal fold. Then he explains that makes triathlons, who has run several Iron Man, and of course that’s impossible that fits any residue that emparente with Homer Simpson. But the cloth known as a sage. “In fact, beer is a good recovery. It has protein, minerals … And was invented to kill bacteria from dirty water. ”
Rohde was born in Denmark and has spent 15 years in Barcelona. He works as a business consultant and has now been put into a business after tomorrow opens its doors in the city (Calle Valencia, 202). Expanding of handcrafted beers, Mikkeller lands, one of the most valued brands in the world, which produces Mikkel Borg Bjergsø. It has recruited as partners in this Viking voyage to own Thomas Rohde and Jacob Alsing, aspiring to follow in the footsteps of Alan Simonsen, Michael Laudrup and chain stores gossip various Tiger, perhaps along with shortbread and chair Jacobsen The roof of knowledge of contemporary world for the average Danish Catalan.
The three -Mikkel, Thomas and Jacob have been friends since childhood but have followed very different paths. Alsing, for example, was an army officer in Afghanistan and even served for a few months. The beer has gathered, is a sacred liquid in Denmark, a country where Carlsberg, a brewer, is the fourth most powerful company, it rubs shoulders with the banks (and certainly is much nicer). “Share, family, help, that’s all very Danish”, says Rohde.
Hundreds of varieties
Mikkel is a “master” of hops, barley, aromas and imaginative preparations. It has developed hundreds of varieties and some exceptional creations can cost one hundred euros. For some potions distributes select the two best restaurants in the world, El Celler de Can Roca and Noma, whose menus for specialty beers has conceived. But, says Rohde, ‘do not panic’ in the local Eixample prices will be “fit for every budget.”
Mathematician and physicist by training, Mikkel has a personal history with their point of bitterness. Evil Twin, besides being a Korean horror film, a song by Arctic Monkeys and other Eminem, is the brewer Jeppe Jarnit Bjergsø: evil twin. Jeppe and Mikkel brothers are identical twins and, to put it mildly and not digress, long a beer together, a “cainismo “the Danish press has stretched often does not take. Jeppe, as his clone, is obsessed with this drink, but everyone is on his own. Mikkel lives in Copenhagen, Jeppe in Brooklyn.
In a report published in The New York Times on these two ill-assorted geniuses, Jeppe recounted a revealing anecdote: “We were born two minutes apart. I was supposed to check out, but it was misplaced and had to perform a caesarean, so he ran out first. I like to say that my brother gave me problems even before birth. ” Its high sense of competitiveness was kindled during his childhood years when they went to athletes and fought races as if they were living. And adults, Mikkel opened its first brewery in the basement of Copenhagen. Some time later, Jeppe was established with an identical business next door.
Mikkel will spend these days in Barcelona, assisting in the birth of her new baby (already seven other bars all over the world). For the opening on Friday, his friend Thomas throws a hook or Abdul Jabbar: “There will be 500 free beers!”.
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Developed by the Catalan company Atlantis IT can monitor the location and notify in case of accident
Catalan Atlantis IT company has developed a mobile application that detects theft of motorcycles remotely via the so-called Internet of things.
With this application on your mobile and a sensor in the vehicle, the system also allows the alarm to sound at a distance, the lights turn on and off the bike, notify in case of accident or access information such as mileage, fuel available or the battery level.
In addition to the app, the burglar alarm via GPS requires installation on the vehicle in which it is necessary to place the sensor and an internal backup battery. The price of this operation is 195 euros.
IT Atlantis, which also has a version of the application for cars, is closing agreements with dealers and workshops in Catalonia to commercialize this product and is also in talks with Colombia to export customers application.
The company, founded in 2014 in Barcelona and ten employees, is one of the fifteen Catalan SMEs and technology centers that participated in the congress IoT Solutions World Congress held last week in Fira Barcelona.
The event brought together more than 4,000 industry professionals from the internet of things and 120 speakers, as reported by the Department of Enterprise and Employment in a statement.
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With a large database, nou-u provides a platform for the meeting between suppliers and organizers
The Barcelona company nou-u, creator of an online platform to market, plan and manage events and group travel, it has been selected as a candidate for best technological startup of the sector in the Event Technology Awards. Its software serves as a platform for meetings between providers, organizers, promotion agencies, managers and assistants.
The key is its database, huge and defined in detail. “Any data can be converted into a filter,” explains product manager nou-u, Marcel Gascón. For example, if you want to search for a conference room can be used up to 500 parameters to find a space that suits the hundred percent desired. The companies are allowed to offer them products grouped together. “We allow control everything,” says Gascon.
The idea of nou-u, with entirely Spanish capital came in 2011. “The people who set off come from the world of events, and detect certain deficiencies. From there we challenge ourselves to meet them technologically,” recalls Gascon. It was the germ of its platform.
Now, consolidated, they have been nominated for Event Technology Awards. “It’s like Oscar in the world of events,” said Gascon. The prestigious awards, leaders in the sector, will be delivered in London on November 11th. While one nomination is an achievement, gain recognition and award entail that turn an even better position.
“We continue to grow apace,” said Gascon. The platform was launched in 2013 in test version, after almost two years of work since the idea. Now, consolidated, highlight the need for constant improvement of its platform: “It is an eternal beta, a continuous improvement,” says the project manager, Joan Madrid. The use proprietary software gives them the freedom to decide where they want to grow.
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