Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Salou celebrates 20 years of independence.

The 30th October sees the start of the Festa Major in Salou celebrating 20 years since Salou achieved independence as a municipality.

That is why the program of events starting this Sunday is dedicated to all salouenses and wants to remember and commemorate this historic event for Salou because, as the mayor pointed out, Pere Granados, "if today is the fact that there is through the efforts of all. " Therefore, "we must recognize the effort and work has been done in Salou during these 20 years and has enabled local processing. However Granados recalled that the holding of these two decades as such will not happen until January, the month in which segregation was achieved, but "la Festa Major is the starting point.

Instruments for all

This is the third year the festival is celebrated October 30 as Festa Major in Salou, which has the unanimity of all political groups. In the preparation of acts of this year has been allocated € 68,000 to be used for everyone, young and old alike, enjoy and enjoy to the maximum of each activity from Sunday until Nov. 1.

The festival will open the second pedaling and popular walking II, two acts that concentrate hundreds of people that travel (walking and cycling) every street of Salou to meet in the ears of Moll and dating to the Plaça de la Pau where drinks will be offered to all participants.

Following these preliminary actions, the fun takes a break on Monday to grab and pull forces sharply on Tuesday with the holiday proclamation by the presenter of TV3, Jordi Gil. The fireworks on the seafront 30 d'octubre signal will definitively announcing that the Festa Major has already begun.

While Wednesday will be the turn of the awards to the creativity of children and youth, on Thursday 29th and celebrate with good pace the arrival of 'big' day, the group of The Boys Choir will give a concert at the Teatre Auditori (TAS).

Almost no time to rest, and on Friday 30 October, the church Santa Maria del Mar welcome the wreath at 10.30 am. Once completed, the appointment is in the Parc de les Archaeological Remains of the Roman Vila Barenys, to be opened to the public for the first time in this opening ceremony. The morning will close, how could it be otherwise, with the massive popular paellada Park City Council whose nominal price (2 Euro) will be devoted entirely to Caritas.

The rockets, the mascletà, the concert (by the orchestra Meravella), the October 30 dinner and dance with the same set musical acts closed the big day to make way for 31: action castellera, cercavila and Halloween (with a disk of terror included) say party, fun and entertainment for those who want.

Friday, 16 October 2009

Catalunya Bans Happy Hour

The Catalunyan governement yesterday passed a new law banning Happy Hours and 2 for 1 drinks. In an attempt to prevent the increase in teenage drinking, we think its not the offers that the bars put on that promote this growing trend but a lack of supervision and discipline from parents.

Saturday, 3 October 2009

Sebastien Loeb Leads Catalunya Rally

SALOU, Spain — Five-time world champion Sebastien Loeb surged to the lead in the Rally of Catalunya on Saturday.

The French driver finished the day 1.5sec ahead of Citroen teammate and overnight leader Dani Sordo with Mikko Hirvonen, in a Ford, third at 48.5sec.

The race, which finishes Sunday, is the penultimate leg of the 2009 championship race, in which Finnish ace Hirvonen currently leads Loeb by only five points in the standings.

"I'm in the lead, but not by a lot," said Loeb. "The stage was difficult, but the main thing is we got through the day okay and with no punctures.

"I'm very happy to be in the lead but there's a long day still to come tomorrow. We'll see how we do."

Hirvonen admitted to feeling the pressure after Sordo and Loeb dominated from early in the day, and the Ford Focus driver could only lament losing time at key points on the course.

"Against Citroens on tarmac it looks like third is the only place I can take," joked Hirvonen.

"It's been a good day. But it's a bit like history repeating itself; on Friday in Spain we lose a lot, on Saturday we get closer. I couldn't do much more and there's still more to do for next year - both from me and the car. We're closer though - and that's good news."

The 2009 world championship concludes with the Rally of Britain, in Wales, in three weeks' time.

Friday, 2 October 2009

FIA Elections October 23rd 2010

The former rally driver Ari Vatanen and Jean Todt, current candidates for president of the FIA in the elections to be held on October 23 were cited in the Rally of Catalonia, starting this Friday to submit their programs to the media.
The meeting with the two contenders will be in the press room of the hotel Port Aventura in Salou (Tarragona), where the headquarters of the Rally of Catalunya, the penultimate round for the World Cup scoring, which start Friday and end on Sunday.
After the first six special stages on Friday, Ari Vatanen, World Rally champion in 1981 at the wheel of a Ford Escort RS, will appear before the media and subsequently make the Frenchman Jean Todt, who collects the sympathies of the President Outgoing Briton Max Mosley.
The election of new president of the FIA will take place on 23 October in Paris, where Spain will have three votes: the Federation, that of the RACC and RACE. For now, the Spanish president, Carlos Gracia, has already advanced that their vote will go to Todt. Jean Todt is a former rally driver but his track record of success is linked to Formula 1, where he was director of teams, including Ferrari, which under his leadership has achieved in recent years several world championships.


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After the ceremonial start held yesterday evening at the Paseo Jaume I, in Salou, with the 70 vehicles entered and authorised by scrutineers, participants are ready to take on the first stage of the RallyRACC. Cars will make two runs in the three special stages of the day: La Mussara (20.48 km), Querol (21.26 km) and El Montmell (24.14 km), so far under a dry and sunny weather.
PortAventura’s brand new Convention Center plays host to the headquarters of the RallyRACC Catalunya-COSTA DAURADA, Rally de España. Today’s busy program includes some VIP visitors: FIA presidential candidate Jean Todt, flanked by Carlos Gracia, current President of the Spanish Motor Sports Federation and also candidate for FIA Deputy President will be at the HQ at 10.30 am. This afternoon, at 13.45 pm, another FIA presidential candidate, Ari Vatanen, will visit the HQ alongside Fernando Falcó y Fernández de Córdova, Marquis of Cubas, his candidate for the presidency of the Senate.
This year’s Tour de France winner, Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador (Astana Cycling Team), is also expected the Spanish WRC championship round. He will be visiting the first service today, at the Citroën Total area, at 12.38pm.