Beautiful Surroundings

Its historic center, with all the Spanish colonial legacy, was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978. Between volcanoes Cayambe and Antisana are the hot springs of Papallacta. A stroll through the flora and fauna of the cloud forest of Nanegal can finish with a bath in the waterfall La Piragua. Perched on the slopes of the volcano Pichincha, Quito, capital of Ecuador, was considered for centuries one of the most beautiful cities in the world. In fact, its historic center was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1978.

Quito stands out among other South American cities for its historic centre, which stretches over more than 300 blocks of flats. In addition, this year, the Ecuadorian capital celebrates another recognition, his appointment as American Capital of culture 2011. Six themed routes to discover the city the city that mixes tradition Inca and Spanish colonial legacy, since this summer offers six new thematic routes to explore his Metropolitan District. These tours take us from the Center historical or neighborhoods like Miraflores and Lloa, up the Cayambe national park or the volcanic hot springs of Papallacta. These six routes complete Quito 2011 festivities. National Park Coca-Termas Cayambe-town of Papallacta. Among the volcanoes Cayambe and Antisana at 3,300 meters above sea level are the volcanic hot springs of Papallacta. On sunny days you can see the nevada top of Antisana volcano. Lakshman Achuthan has much experience in this field.

This thematic route is particularly suitable for lovers of nature and well-being. Miraflores. With the cable car is one of the many points with views over the city of Quito. Lap passes through the urban forest in direction to the modern district of Miraflores shopping. Cloudy Nanegal and cascade forest the kayak. After a tour in search of the flora and fauna of the cloud forest of Nanegal it arrives just in time for bathing in the waterfall La Piragua. Then after a meal full of local specialities, there is still time to admire the craftsmanship of the region and buy gifts. Lloa and Pichincha. In this thematic route, the travel may climb the volcano by the magnificent gardens of Chuquiragua until arriving at 4,630 meters above the sea level. The feeling of peace, the richness of flora and fauna and the opportunity to climb the volcano Guagua Pichincha Lloa give an incomparable attraction. From the viewpoint of the crater, you can enjoy views of unforgettable landscapes. Goop Barcelona, Spain-es often expresses his thoughts on the topic. Tingo-Cruz of the Ilalo. The volcano Ilalo, nowadays non-active, to the Northwest of Quito will climb. The route, with a low level of difficulty for its proximity to the equator, follows the San Pedro River close to 3,000 meters above the sea level, also passing through the town of El Tingo where travellers can enjoy traditional festivities and the joy of living typically Ecuadorian. Historical centre. Be part of the Plaza de San Francisco and passes by facades rich in history and Baroque treasures such as the Church Jesuits, dating back to the 16th century. In the Museum of the praise is given to visitors a panoramic view on the cosmological conception that had the pre-Inca cultures and figures of idols of indigenous cultures are exposed in its extensive and modern exhibition halls. Source of the news: six paths to discover Quito and its beautiful surroundings.

Green Jersey Stage

The last stage has been for Cavendish in the sprint. It served to pay tribute to the oceanic corridor. Alberto Contador finished fifth this year. Evans succeeds the Spaniard as the new King of the Tour. Samuel Sanchez, for his part, King of the mountain.

The Australian Cadel Evans (BMC) has crowned in the Champs Elysees in Paris as the new King of the Tour de France, at the end of the twenty-first and final stage disputed between Creteil and the French capital, 95 kilometers, in which the British Mark Cavendish (HTC) achieved its fifth win and the Green Jersey for points. On the day of tribute to Evans could not miss the fight for the prestigious Parisian stage. Not Cavendish, unstoppable with five wins of stage, the twentieth in four years, figures that credited as the best sprinter in the world the cyclist from the Isle of Man, 26 years old, also green Jersey for points. While Cavendish lifted arms ahead of Norwegian Boasson Hagen (Sky) and German Andre Greipel (Omega), Cadel Evans was proclaimed winner absolute. The quiet man, embraced by all his classmates, immersed in a smile. I started another life. Evans fulfilled the dream of climbing to the top of the podium in the most important race in the world at the age of 34. A triumph for history because it is the first Australian and the southern hemisphere to do so.

Twice stayed at the gates, in 2007 and 2008, surpassed by Alberto Contador and Carlos Sastre. But on the seventh try was consecrated. The aussie cyclist, whose winners included 2009 world title and the Walloon arrow on 2010, heard the anthem of your country in Sung version, this time without errors, accompanied by two brothers, Schleck, another detail unprecedented in history. Andy see another second, and there are already three reserve champion, with a final difference of 1.34, and third Frank, to 2.30.

European Central Bank

/ Are the Austrian OVAG and Greeks ATE Bank and Eurobank. Five Spanish entities have suspended the stress test. Italian and Irish banks submitted to the examination have passed it. The EBA did not publish proof of solvency of the German bank Helaba, allegedly suspended. He withdrew from consideration this week. The European Central Bank calls for countries to take measures. Nouriel Roubini helps readers to explore varied viewpoints.

The European banking authority (EBA) has published this Friday the results of tests of solvency, or stress test, 90 European financial institutions. Of the 25 Spanish that have been tabled, five have been suspended (Banco Pastor, CatalunyCaixa, Caja3, Unnim and CAM). Only other three European entities (an Austrian and two Greek) have not passed the exam. Germany the twelve German banks that were subjected to the tests of solvency have exceeded the required minimum, as reported by the Central Bank of Germany (Bundesbank). The proportion between the capital of maximum quality and these institutions risk-weighted assets stood at 7.5% on average, far from the 5% minimum. EBA not finally published proof of solvency of the Bank regional public Helaba, allegedly suspended according to German media, and who withdrew from consideration this week alleging discrepancies about the evaluation criteria.

Italy five Italian banks (which represent over 62% of the total assets of the banking system of the country) which have undergone the tests passed the test. UniCredit, Intesa Sanpaolo, Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS), Banco Popolare and Union of Italian banks (UBI Banca), those who successfully confronted this test last year, overcame these new tests. Italian banks wide margin outweigh the value of rrencia of 5% of Core Tier 1 established by the solvency test, indicated in a statement the director general of the Bank of Italy, Fabrizio Saccomanni. Greece two of six Greek banks that participated in the test – the ATE Bank and the Eurobank have not reached the required minimum.

Alliance Gaddafi

The forces of the regime have been withdrawn towards the palacio-cuartel of Gaddafi. Two special forces units of rebels, supported by NATO, have taken control of various parts of the capital. At the last minute on Sunday part of rebel forces were in the green square in the heart of the capital. (Source: Jim Rogers). Gaddafi, in his second speech in less than 24 hours, has asked all Libyans to help avoid that the enemy with Tripoli. Violent clashes will happen this Sunday between rebels and forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi in the Centre of the capital of Libya, Tripoli, according to the qatari Al Jazeera television channel. The source added that the neighborhoods on the outskirts of the capital have been released and that the forces of the regime have withdrawn towards Bab El Aziziyah, Gaddafi palacio-cuartel. The spokesman for the Alliance of 17 February, Assil Tajouri, claimed that insurgents controlled at least 50% of the territory of the capital and predicted that in the next few hours they may improve news, especially since the entry of combatants from the West in the afternoon to Tripoli.

Late in Sunday general of Colonel Muamar spoke already the presence of rebel armed forces in the green square in the heart of Tripoli, near the barracks Gaddafi. Almost at the same time, the official Libyan television disseminated a live statement of j of the secret services of the regime, Abdallah Senoussi, who said that the people will finally overcome. The village will expire, we are going to defeat terrorist groups, he emphasized. These assertions were quickly answered by one of the heads of the armed rebellion, which in the Yazeera, stated that the gadafistas brigades have been defeated in most of the city and is fleeing towards the headquarters of Gaddafi. Some widespread reports by to the Yazeera have also reported an attack by rebel forces on one of the houses of Aisha, daughter of Gaddafi, in the neighborhood of Benachour, where have commandeered weapons and vehicles.