Ernesto Sabato (June 24, 1911 – April 30, 2011), was an Argentine writer, painter and physicist. According to the BBC he "won some of the most prestigious prizes in Hispanic literature" and "became very influential in the literary world throughout Latin America".Upon his death El País dubbed him the "last classic writer in Argentine literature".
Sabato was distinguished by his bald pate and brush moustache and wore tinted spectacles and open-necked shirts. He was born in Rojas, a small town in Buenos Aires Province. Sabato began his studies at the Colegio Nacional de La Plata. He then studied physics at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where he earned a Ph.D. He then attended the Sorbonne in Paris and worked at the Curie Institute. After World War II, he lost faith in science and started writing.
Sabato's oeuvre includes three novels: El Túnel (1948), Sobre héroes y tumbas (1961) and Abaddón el exterminador (1974). The first of these received critical acclaim upon its publication from, among others, fellow writers Albert Camus and Thomas Mann. The second is regarded as his masterpiece, though he nearly burnt it like many of his other works. Sabato's essays cover topics as diverse as metaphysics, politics and tango. His writings led him to receive many international prizes, including the Legion of Honour (France), the Prix Médicis (Italy) and the Miguel de Cervantes Prize (Spain).
By request of President Raúl Alfonsín, he presided over the CONADEP commission that investigated the fate of the desaparecidos during the Dirty War of the 1970s. The result of these findings was published in 1984 bearing the title Nunca Más (Never Again).


Kate and William kiss twice on palace  balcony


Westminster Abbey is over 900 years old and and one of the most important churches in England. It has been the setting for many coronations and royal weddings. Explore the image below with Blue Badge guide Judy Pulley, who provides audio and text commentary.


Marry your Prince charming and crown yourself a Princess.


Prince William and Kate Middleton are to marry at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011, which has been declared a bank holiday in celebration.

April 29 falls on a Friday and the Government has designated it as a bank holiday. David Cameron welcomed the announcement of the royal wedding date, which he said would be a "happy and momentous occasion".

The Prime Minister added: "We want to mark the day as one of national celebration - a public holiday will ensure the most people possible will have a chance to celebrate on the day."

The timing of the wedding will mean there will be two four-day public holidays, two weekends in succession. The Monday after the wedding, May 2, is already a designated bank holiday; and the previous weekend is Easter, which also has two bank holidays on the Friday and Monday.

The couple, who revealed their engagement to the world last week, were described as "over the moon" about their forthcoming wedding.

Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton, the prince's private secretary, said: "They’re on cloud nine like any other newly engaged couple and they’re now getting stuck into organising their wedding.


On Friday, the royal wedding procession will pass by some of London's most historical and visited sites. Follow along on the way to Westminster Abbey with this guide and photo gallery of the can't-miss attractions.


 PHOTOS + VIDEOS + Timeline of key events: details and archive clips.


The main objective of this game is to make sure William and Kate's wedding goes according to plan. Players will help the two lovebirds were prepared at the same time ensure the event venue can be used.

This game has four levels short. At the first level, players must help William tidy her bedroom at Buckingham Palace and find the items needed.

At the second level, turn to Kate who need assistance to prepare at home. After that the players will go to Westminister Abbey to clean up the venue. Finally, after the wedding ceremony is completed, players must prepare the reception party.


Listen the song and answer the questions


The invitations for Prince William and Kate Middleton's highly anticipated royal wedding have been mailed out, and we have a first look!

Approximately 1,900 invitations were sent out for the Friday, April 29 event, set to take place in London's Westminster Abbey.

Beneath a crown die-stamped in gold and then burnished, the text on the invitation is also die-stamped, while the edges of the invitation are bevelled then gilded. The text reads: "The Lord Chamberlain is commanded by The Queen to invite ______ to the Marriage of His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales, K.G. with Miss Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey on Friday, 29th April, 2011 at 11 a.m."

According to the Prince of Wales' website, among those invited include over 1,000 of Prince William and Miss Middleton's family and friends; over 50 Members of the royal family; over 40 members of foreign royal families; over 200 members of government, parliament and diplomatic corps; approximately 80 guests drawn from Prince William's charities; 60 governors-general and realm prime ministers; and 30 Members of the defence services.

Attendees of the 11 a.m. ceremony are expected to dress in "uniform, morning coat or lounge suit." Following the wedding, approximately 600 people have been invited to the lunchtime reception at Buckingham Palace given by The Queen, and around 300 people have been invited to the dinner at Buckingham Palace given by The Prince of Wales.


Prince William and Kate Middleton's engagement has been documented to a T and their wedding on April 29 will be no different. Here's the couple's confirmed schedule -- by the minute -- for the headline-making day.

Between 8:15 a.m. and 9:45 a.m.: The general congregation will arrive at the Great North Door of Westminster Abbey.

From 9:50 a.m.: Governors-General and Prime Ministers of Realm Countries, the Diplomatic Corps, and other distinguished guests arrive at the Abbey.

10:10 a.m.: The Bridegroom and Prince Harry of Wales leave Clarence House for Westminster Abbey. They arrive at the Abbey at 10:15 a.m.


The Royal Wedding
Prince William & Catherine Middleton
Friday 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey


Shakespeare was born in April 26th of 1564 in Stratford Upon Avon and died in April 23rd of 1616.
He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

Last year, a group of students and three teachers visited Stratford Upon Avon. Here you can see the photos.


The rain and electrical storms on Thursday night has brought great disappointment this year to many of the brotherhoods who have planned and prepared for months to take their virgins out in procession through the streets.

In Málaga this Holy Week is being described as the worst ever, as far as the brotherhoods are concerned. Upto and including Thursday night only 12 of the 31 brotherhoods had been able to take to the streets.
One of the most popular Easter events in Málaga, the arrival of the legion and the transfer of the Cristo de la Buena Muerte, did take place as planned on Thursday afternoon, and the legion brotherhood Mena, challenged the rain later on the streets, although at a faster pace than normal .


The fraternities carrying out these transfers are:

•CAUTIVO (Parroquia de San Pablo, 7.00 h.). Tras la misa del alba, traslado de los titulares por plaza de San Pablo, Jara, Jaboneros, Juan de Austria, Gálvez Ginachero, plazuela Virgen de la Trinidad (estación en el Hospital), avenida de Barcelona, La Regente, Sevilla, Trinidad, plaza Jesús Cautivo, casa hermandad.

DULCE NOMBRE (Parroquia de la Divina Pastora, 9.45 h.). Plaza de Capuchinos, tinglado.

•AMOR (Santuario de la Victoria, 17.30 h.). Plaza Santuario, Altozano, P. Ruiz Furest, Puerto Parejo, Manrique, Tejeros, Mitjana, Fernando el Católico, casa hermandad (Virgen de la Caridad).

•SENTENCIA (Parroquia de Santiago, 19.00 h.). Granada, Méndez Núñez, plaza Uncibay, Casapalma, Cárcer, plaza de Jerónimo Cuervo, Ramos Marín, Frailes, casa hermandad.

ZAMARRILLA (Ermita de la Amargura, 19.30 h.). Martínez Maldonado, Mármoles, Carril, plaza de Montes, Barrera de la Trinidad,plaza de Bailén, Pelayo, Martínez Maldonado, casa hdad.

NUEVA ESPERANZA (Parroquia de Santa Ana y San Joaquín, 20.30 h.). Camino de los Castillejos, Magistrado Salvador Barberá, Blas de Otero, Ministerio de la Vivienda, Rosas, Magistrado Salvador Barberá, Tomás Escalonilla, Sondalezas, Maestro Pablo Luna, Camino de los Castillejos, casa hermandad.

MENA (Paroquia de Santo Domingo, 20.30 h.). Plaza de Fray Alonso de Santo Tomás, casa hermandad (Virgen de la Soledad).

MISERICORDIA (Parroquia del Carmen, 21.00 h.). Plaza de Toros Vieja, Peregrino, Medellín, Ancha del Carmen, Montalbán, Arco, Malpica, Ancha del Carmen, Plaza de Toros Vieja, casa hermandad.

SEPULCRO (Parroquia de los Mártires, 21.00 h.). Plaza los Mártires, Santa Lucía, Granada, Santa María, Císter, Alcazabilla, casa hermandad.


 9th APRIL 2011
The actor, Member since the age of seven, has not hesitated to fly to his homeland to open with his opening speech the Holy week in Málaga. There, wrapped by friends and fellow citizens, flags has an emotional speech delivered full of humor and local winks which did lead to the “people of a foot”.
“I am in Malaga and the heart beats me strong inside the chest because it is Holy week,” said with pride an actor which has been submitted to the public Teatro Cervantes of Malaga with its full name: José Antonio Domínguez Banderas.
“There are so many Holy weeks and ways to perceive it as brethren but I, that really want to talk, it is the people.” Of those who walk in search of hope, for a response. Those people that sometimes we observe and sometimes we are. “Ordinary people, of a foot”, said an excited flags.
“Now I do not want to be me, what I really want is to be all”, explained an interpreter that, in addition, it has insisted that it wants to live Holy week from anonymous, as a Malaga, and that has been denied at the request of the brethren that would be the pregonero in this 2011.
During his speech, preceded by the action of the Malaga Philharmonic Orchestra and broadcast live by Puntoradio, the actor has returned to reiterate his pride for being of the land to the delight of the present that, in the same wayfeel horrados by the manifest love in its most illustrious citizen.
“Love is the answer to questions”, has highlighted the Malaga player during a speech full of anecdotes, human stories and local references have really enjoyed a lively audience who has repeatedly interrupted the words of the actor with laughter and applause.
Also, flags has also recalled the importance of the “Holy week industry” which in his opinion, contributes to strengthening the values of the local economy, such as tourism, to the argues for care.
Banderas will take part in the Easter processions next Sunday when he will act as mayordomo for the throne of his brotherhood, Virgen de Lágrimas y Favores.



You will be shown 10 words, 1 word every 10 seconds. Your task is to use the letter titles to spell out your answer to each one as quickly as possible.
When you have completed each word ( or you run out of time ) the next word will appear.