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The Guardian open its doors to bloggers

The Guardian, one of the mass media more open to experimenting with new forms of journalism, has created a platform that allows playback of your items directly to blogs and external media.
The newspaper has developed a WordPress plug-in to play your content on blogs. Each item has embedded advertisements, marketed by The Guardian.
Thus, its content is published on the internet in a legal manner while opening a new form of monetization.

But it is also a finding that the information is no longer consumed only with portals and centralized sites. The content travels and is distributed by the inertia of the users who consume it.
The Guardian makes it a condition of your use does not remove or text links and not to remove the ads that are embedded in the article.
More information about installation here.

Free content vs Paid content

In the last year has opened a rift between the large media groups. On the one hand, The Guardian has been positioned as a medium that doesn’t belive in paying for information on the Internet. Although I should clarify that it has the advantage that their losses be covered by hefty gains in the other areas of its parent company, Guardian Media Group.

News Corporation, however, leads to the voices that call for payment information on the Internet. Analysts such as Clay Shirky has already made clear that it will fail. But Murdoch seems convinced that achieved success where others have failed.Others believe that people have never paid for the news, have always been subsidized.
Wall Street Journal and Financial Times are building a solid business online payment. They have the advantage of providing news and expert analysis, and currently do not have quality free alternatives. This means that many companies are willing to pay for their news.
As usual, the real revulsives come from start-ups. Flattr, a micro-network to support more like content, is a good example.


Fukushima winds

“The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi plant is slowly stabilising, step by step, and the emission of radioactive substances is on a declining trend,” Prime Minister Naoto Kan told a press briefing today.

“A month has passed. We need to take steps towards restoration and reconstruction,” he said.

One month has passed. One month  after the tsunami waves that invaded the northwest coast and  hit the Japanese central Fukushima affecting their reactors. The biggest tragedy Japanese in years, and the fourth potential earthquake on the Richter scale with more than 11,000 dead and 16,000 missing people was the worst it could happen. But we all were wrong. One month later the winds of Fukushima still blowing but not exactly good news. The Japanese government the first day of the nuclear accident estimated the severity of Fukushima at level 5 on the scale that evaluates nuclear accidents, today they decided to place it to Level 7.

Hidehiko Nishiyama, a deputy director-general of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA), said the decision to raise the severity of the incident from level 5 to 7 – the same as the Chernobyl disaster in Ukraine in 1986 – was based on cumulative quantities of radiation released.

A level 7 incident means a major release of radiation with a widespread health and environmental impact, while a 5 level is a limited release of radioactive material, with several deaths, according to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Fukushima ain’t an “accident without significant impact, ” as stated by Tokyo for weeks, nor is it an “accident with off-site risk, “as held for a month. Fukushima is a “major accident”, a level seven. International experts insisted for weeks that the accident should be classified at least as a level 6 on the international INES scale. Until yesterday, Japan still maintained the level 5, similar to the accident at Three Mile Island in Harrisburg (USA, 1979), in which there was little escape.

Despite increasing gravity, NISA has insisted on separating the Chernobyl accident: “There are many differences, ” said spokesman NISA, including that you can still work with the nuclear issue or abroad is significantly lower . The estimate of the amount emitted by Fukushima is 10% of Chernobyl and gave the French Institute of Radiology on 24 March.

Lam Ching-wan, a chemical pathologist at the University of Hong Kong and member of the American Board of Toxicology, said this level of radiation was harmful.

Anyway we didn’t learn nothing from one month ago, it seems.” It’s a reassessment the radiation released into the atmosphere peaked from March 15 to 16. Radiation is still being released, but the amount now has fallen considerably,” said NISA’s Nishiyama.

Now the area is higher than one month ago. The risk seems the same. The evacuation area was expanded. What has changed since a month ago to today?

One month ago the Fukushima winds were empty of radiation. Today the wind in Fukushima blows radioactive material everywhere..

Caipirinha in Copacabana

These days with good weather and an anticyclone close the British Isles reminds us the summer, and is the perfect time for a cool drink like Caipirinha. I’m making a job in the college for the radio. The theme is Rio de Janeiro and its culture, so now  I’m going to talk about this brasilian drink.

María Caipirinha \” Carlos Brown2

Neither the beaches of Copacabana and Ipanema, and the Cristo Redentor, Sugar Loaf and all are nothing if you are going to Brazil without trying the national drink. Lemon, rum (a special one typical from Brasil and made by sugar cane), dark sugar and ice. With these four ingredients and a dose of patience is obtained the Caipirinha and every traveler knows that you should mixed very well to get the perfect drink. Who hasn’t dreamed of taking a caipirinha on the beach in Copacabana, and enjoy the sun and beaches in the country of joy.

It seems that one of the secrets of the Rio to see live is the nectar of the gods called caipirinha. As his fame in 2003 by Brazilian President Lula Da Silva officially instituted typical drink of Brazil and to protect it he ordered a law to establish patterns of identity and quality for the caipirinha and is made it equal throughout Brazil, wanting to leave a good image to all tourists who come to Brazil. The recipe is simple: Cachaça graduation from 15 to 36 percent, to 20 degrees Celsius. Lime and brown sugar, you can add water to bring the alcohol content defines the text of the law. The law is flexible for sugar, but you can’t use colors or preservatives. Although alcohol is easy to drink and very refreshing, when it’s combined with ice. There are many varieties and has become so popular that many people miss you add vodka or rum instead of the sugar cane rum or cachaça.

The drink that today consume the majority of tourists, was in his day a drink for slaves, its origins lie in the sixteenth century, the slaves discovered this drink discovered by distilling fermented sugar residue and trying to give a high cachaça discovered alcohol, they could spend hours and hours toiling in the jungle with high temperatures, poorly clothed and fed, but not without the draft. At the beginning of 1800 you could say that was the spirit of Brazil, for Brazilians, whatever their social background they wouldn’t drink Portuguese wine, they just wanted to drink the Brazilian spirit, for them a symbol of freedom against the products of industry Portuguese and it was no wonder that since its origin under the Brazilian elite twisting the nose if accidentally discovered the powerful scent of distillate.
It was as strong as it did the former slaves who ward off evil spirits said.

No wonder they won’t like the rich, even ignoring the abundant and varied fruits of their land and that combining the natural juices with rum, slaves got different mixtures called smoothies. Had the most impact was the lemon shake, which later emerged the caipirinha.
He also continued his fame grew and soon after the independence of Brazil from Portugal to this day that has become a national symbol of Brazil. What It didn’t get the art, and literature got this drink, as long long time Brazil was seeking to break into international trade and today seems to have done thanks to the Caipirinha

There are countless varieties of cachaça, there are colored, flavored, with names of saints, football, women, and there is a car made of “marijuana.” I recommend you not take a cachaça where you see a place full of tourists, walk the streets and lose yourself, seek or ask a Brazilian where one would make a Brazilian caipirinha and certainly he is going to show you a site with that joy so characteristic of him.

My last recomendation is chose fine to use a sip or straw, cause the flavor changes because the sugar is on the bottom and the alcohol is on the top.

Anyway, I recommend taking the traditional Brazilian cocktail in a typical Brazilian restaurant situated at Cabrera 5065, “Mary Fulô, meaning Mary tart or” whore “cause in Brazil if they don’t know the name of someone you say Mary and a son will say “Ze” by Joseph. The name Mary Fulô or “negative Fulô” comes from the story of a slave (slaves had no name) you still cook won the heart of his master through the stomach and married him. This story is very popular in Brazil because there are many songs, poems and books about the subject.

To the end I left the Decalogue as taking a caipirinha:
1. Drinking
2. Pay
3. Spit
4. Exit
5. Back
6. Repeat
7. Fall
8. Sleep
9. Lift
10. Hangover cure

The day after


Here we are. The day after the race. It was 21 km in 2h and 04 minutes. Enough to be the first time. But i completed the race thanks to the company. From here i have to say tks bro. Let’s go to analyze the race. It was a perfect day for running, 16 ºC degrees in the beginning cloudy, and later when it finished the race, in the finish line it was a sunny and perfect day to go to the beach and rest for the effort.

I should say a 10 for the organitation. It was 15€  well-paid. Water, sponges every 5 and 10 km, volunteers everywhere to help you. Food, water, isotonic drinks, lemon ice-cream in the end. Perfect.

My time was 2 hours and 04 minutes. Not bad for the first time, not enough good for the trainings. Really good for the company. I thought on friday that it was going to run alone. But i received a call at 2200 and a question. Are you going to run for fun ? I said yes. So i had company. The best i could imagine, my brother. He was training for make 1 hour and 30. He saw it was impossible for him make this time. So he didn’t care to make more time and that’s how we run together. Here it’s the proof.

Now, the day after I’m resting from yesterday’s day. Taking a lot of sugar and making stretching to recuperate my body  for completely. Tomorrow I will go running again just to don’t lose the rhythm and thinking to make the next year less than 2 hours but not alone. Not alone. Thanks bro.


Is now or ever !!

Today is the day. Sunday 10/4/2011 10:30 Gmt Vigo. I was training since the first of January waiting for this day. I have a little discomfort in my right leg, nothing important, this ain’t going to prevent reaching the goal of be tomorrow in the finish line of the Vig-Bay. I’m not going to be alone. I am going to have company, apart of the lot of my friends are going to run, my brother is going to run with me, but some of my friends are going to run for competition with times of 1h30min in the 21Km, but is going to be my first time and we’ll be satisfied with a time less than one hour and 45 or maybe 2h. Me and my brother. So tomorrow we will see what is going to  happen. With more time tomorrow I’ll  write all the experience. Thanks Abel. Tks bro !!

Thirteen days after the tsunami

Today is the 24th of March of 2011, thirteen days after the The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami was a 9.0 magnitude undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST (05:46 UTC) on Friday 11 March 2011. The epicenter was approximately 72 kilometers (45 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku. This earthquake was the beginning of a human accident at Fukushima I Nuclear Plant.

The Japanese National Police Agency has officially confirmed 9,523 deaths, 2,755 injured, and more than 16,000 people missing across eighteen prefectures, the equivalent of a province in Japan, as well as over 125,000 buildings damaged or destroyed. The earthquake and tsunami caused extensive and severe structural damage in Japan including heavy damage to roads and railways as well as fires in many areas, and a dam collapse.But the main problem was around 4.4 million households in northeastern Japan were left without electricity and 1.5 million without water.

Many electrical generators were taken down, and at least three nuclear reactors suffered explosions due to hidrogen gas that had bulit up whithin their outer containment buildings. On 18 March, the International Atomic Energy Agency described the crisis as “extremely serious.” On 18 March, Japanese officials designated the magnitude of the danger at reactors 1, 2 and 3 at level 5 on the 7 point International Nuclear Event Scale (INES). French experts designated the Crisis at the level 6 of INES, taking the example that Chernobyl was designated at level 7.

The Fukushima I Nuclear accident were a are a series of ongoing equipment failures and releases of radioctive materials at Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant, following the tsunami on 11 March 2011. The plant comprises six separate boiling water reactors maintained by the Tokyo Electric Powet Company (TEPCO). Reactors 4, 5 and 6 had been shut down prior to the earthquake for planned maintenance Residents within a 20 km radius of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant and a 10 km  radius of the Fukushima II Nuclear Power Plant were evacuated.


From now only missing 30 days from today to the most famous race in Vigo Area, the Vig-Bay. I will analyze it from within, because today I have signed up paying 15€. First of all, I’ve to say that the inscription is a little expensive even if you have bus service and a cloakroom. Perhaps it’s cause it is the first time I go to a race from this kind. Let’s start to analyze the race. There are 21 km and is designed for semi-professional people. To this day there are 4000 runners, which is the limit of the test, scheduled for completion within 30 days, on 10 April 2011.

Here is a map of the race.

This is the last before the race. If you want to apply you’re on time, the limit is 4000 runners. So it’s now or ever. In my case I’ve been since January preparing for the race, but this month will be the hardest cause is the last that I have to prepare it. I am a man of 33 years, I usually run 3-4 days a week and I pretend finish the race making less than 1:50:00. I think is a good time,but one friend of mine is saying that i can do it in less than 1:30:00. We’ll see. This is a map with the ramp or the vertical of the race.

Here I’m going to leave the link of the race:

The next days I will write more posts with timetables, plains of training, webs with food and how to eat before the race and how to prepare a marathon. And more !!

See you

Still one month left. Let us place ourselves, a man of 33 years, I will run 3-4 days a week, I’ve been since January preparing for the race, but this month will be the hardest.