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Edgar Allan Poe, author of “Annabel Lee” and “The Fall of the House of Usher” , is easily recognized as one of the foremost masters of horror and the macabre. His works have inspired terror and anxiety in many individuals, primarily through the use of heavy psychological tones, as opposed to the gore and blood themes used and abused by writers of his time. Poes collected works easily counts as some of the most frightening material ever written, especially now, in an age where horror movies are relegated to two hours of bloodshed and senseless violence, lacking any true horror and relying solely on shock value to appear “scary.” Poe also stands out as being among the few who can make even the most mundane things seem utterly terrifying, a feat emulated by Stephen King and several Japanese horror authors, but never truly duplicated.
In a completely different vein of horror from his predecessors, and arguably creating a sub-genre of horror through his works, H. P. Lovecraft also stands out. His works, while lacking in humanity, are difficult to see as anything but terrifying, particularly because of the apparent lack of humanity in them. In contrast to writers of previous generations, Lovecraft focused more on the truly monstrous, ignoring the human element that most horror writers tended to insert into their works since the days of the Gothic era. His stories were littered with monsters that knew neither morality nor mercy, seeing humanity as insignificant insects and, in Lovecrafts malignant world of ancient races and Elder Gods, humanity was insignificant. He also brought back something from the Gothic horror era, showing his readers that knowledge, even just a little knowledge, can lead to the most terrifying of discoveries. This is perhaps best exemplified by the so-called “Cthulhu Mythos,” a collection of stories that centered around Lovecrafts anti-mythological beings.Frankenstein
- Among the most enduring horror classics in the world is that of Shelleys “Frankenstein,” which combines the elements of horror with the intrinsic questions that plagued morality and philosophy at the time.
- In some ways, the story is one that puts a new spin on the old ghost story, in that the “ghost” is inevitably caused by the actions of mortal men who meddled in things they were not meant to.
- The story, aside from being a genuine tale of terror, also took on the role of a lesson in morality and the limits to just how far medical science could go.
- Prolonging life is one thing, but bringing back the dead is another thing entirely, which is one of the subtle messages of the novel.
- The underlying question of whether or not Frankensteins creature is the monster, or if it is Frankenstein himself, also contributes to making the story a memorable, chilling tale.
However, very few stories can truly stand up against the pure terror and the subtle anxiety and dread caused by Bram Stokers infamous novel, “Dracula.” The novel is a hallmark of the Gothic horror era, presenting a villain of potentially epic scope in the guise of a remarkable gentleman and nobleman. It deviated from other vampire stories of the time in that the vampire, Dracula, was not monstrous in appearance. He looked every inch a master and nobleman, establishing the “lord of the night” archetype that would be a stock image of vampire characters in literature for centuries to come. It also had all the elements necessary to both frighten readers and keep them coming back for more, marking it as the most enduring horror novel in history.
At least fourteen Afghan women and children were killed and six others have been injured in a bombing by NATO forces carried out yesterday in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, according to an official source reported.
“The dead are five girls, seven boys and two girls, and among the six wounded three kids and a woman,” said the Helmand governor’s office said in a statement.
The bombing happened in the Naw Zad district after a group of insurgents attacked soldiers from the NATO mission, the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), said the provincial governor’s spokesman Daud Ahmadi .
As he explained the office, ISAF planes bombed two houses in the course of an operation against insurgents who were attacking the basis of Salam Bazar, which had led international troops to request air support.
According to ISAF, the Afghan military command has ordered Southwest sending an investigative team to the area after “known information” about the “alleged killing of civilians” after the bombing.
Last Thursday, the ISAF and carried out another bombing that took the lives of dozens of insurgents in the restive eastern province of Nuristan, but local authorities reported the deaths of twenty and twenty civilian police.
The insurgents were trying to take Du Ab district when such events occurred, and the provincial governor, Badr Jamaludin said that a total of seventy insurgents were killed by armed action of the ISAF.
Civilian deaths are one of the usual friction between the Afghan government and international troops deployed in the country, a total of 150,000 soldiers.
2,777 civilians were killed last year by the violence, 15% more than in 2009
Human rights organizations attribute the Taliban most civilian deaths, but the Afghan authorities, with President Hamid Karzai at the helm, have both qualified as “unacceptable” civilian casualties in ISAF bombing.
On Saturday, Karzai, his official visit to Turkmenistan, said in a note that he has ordered his Ministry of Defense to cease operations “uncoordinated” of the ISAF in Afghanistan and take control of nocturnal activities.
According to the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), 2,777 civilians were killed last year by the violence, which represents an increase of 15 percent over 2009.
The U.S. president, Barack Obama on Saturday ended a two-day trip to Poland which set a high goal: to increase its influence in former Communist Europe. The key among former Soviet satellites Poland is the largest country in population and size and more importance in the region, with which Washington wants to strengthen political cooperation, economic and military.
Unlike what happened in the stage of George W. Bush, Obama has given priority to dialogue and agreement with Russia and remained in the background, relations with Eastern Europe. So much so that several former heads of State and Government of the region openly criticized Obama’s strategy through a letter.
“Poland demonstrates how a determined people build democracy”
Arab revolutions and the struggle against Islamist terrorism and the increasing weight in the world of emerging powers like China, have forced the occupant of the White House to regain lost ground in Eastern Europe. Obama even said Poland as a “model” for countries like Tunisia and Egypt. “The history of Poland demonstrates how a proud, determined and enthusiastic can overcome some unique challenges and build a democracy,” Bush said in Washington in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Donald Tusk.
Tusk’s liberal government maintains a high level relationship with Washington, but has also made cooperation with Germany and France within the European Union one of its main foreign policy challenges.
The U.S. president, who met with the president, Bronislaw Komorowski, Prime Minister Tusk and representatives of the political class and various social groups, pledged political and financial support to Poland. In addition, conveyed a message of confidence to all the countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the XVII summit of heads of state in this region of Europe, held in the Polish capital and that Serbia and Romania did not attend in protest by the presence of Kosovo, a sovereign country that does not give Belgrade and Bucharest.
Washington’s approach to Moscow was angered Poles
“Do not forget,” Obama told members of the East. Launched this reassuring message to clear the doubts that have arisen between some post-communist leaders after the White House who quit the Bush missile shield wanted to deploy in Poland and the Czech Republic. In return, Obama has proposed a new anti-missile project in Poland, Romania and Bulgaria concern to Moscow.
Obama said in Warsaw that Russia’s willingness to incorporate a European missile defense project, but defended the need for NATO to keep intact its geo-strategic capabilities. Last year, Washington took a first step in Poland with the deployment of more Patriot missile launchers and a contingent of 100 U.S. military to ensure the monitoring and maintenance of the base, located near the small town of Morag, in the northeast Polish and a hundred kilometers from the border with Russia.
The two countries struck a bilateral memorandum of understanding to establish a detachment of U.S. Air Forces in Poland. This task will be installed next year in order to facilitate regular rotations of U.S. military aircraft, F-16 and Hercules, and training for Polish pilots to use.
Condemnation of Lukashenko
Polish leaders suggested Obama unacooperación in the exploitation of shale gas field recently discovered in Poland. Polish Prime Minister pledged to Obama’s support for Poland’s decision of the Libyan crisis and democratization in the Arab world.
The situation in Belarus, Poland and neighboring countries led by the dictator Aleksander Lukashenko, was analyzed by Obama and Polish President Komorowski, the same party as Tusk. The U.S. president described as “unacceptable” the political situation in the former Soviet country and accused Lukashenko of exercising “total disregard for democratic values and its own people.”
DeWashington The president pledged his support for “civil society to strengthen reforms in Belarus” and Komorowski stressed the “absolutely identical views” on the change in Belarus between Washington and Warsaw. Therefore, as Obama said, “Poland is one of the closest U.S. allies.”
Malta has said yes to divorce more than 52 percent of favorable votes in the referendum held on Saturday in which 304,000 people were called to a plebiscite to decide whether the island should enter or not in their divorce laws, as reported by the daily Times of Malta.
The country, with 98% of Catholics among its nearly 500,000 inhabitants, is the only member of the European Union (EU) which have not watched this figure. The vote was also marked by the campaign for “no” starring the Catholic Church, very influential on the island.
The leader of the movement itself, the deputy of the ruling Nationalist Party, Jeffrey Pullicino Orlando, has said that this result is significant “because it leads to Malta into a new era where church and state be separate.”
Prime Minister Lawrence Gonzi curator, said that “the results are not what they had wanted, but the will of the people must be respected and the Parliament will act to introduce a divorce law.”
The leader of the Movement for Divorce, Deborah Schembri, has proved successful, as the deputy of the opposition Labor Party Evaristo Bartolo, who said that “the sun is shining on the island.”
The French Minister of State for Public Service, the conservative Georges Tron, has resigned today after allegations of sexual assault and rape of two former employees revealed his press in recent days.
The French Prime Minister François Fillon, who was announced the resignation of Tron in a brief statement in which he stressed the “courage and sense of responsibility,” Secretary of State, which may well concentrate on their defense “with all freedom. ”
Tron, 53, also mayor of the town of Draveil, south of Paris, is accused by two former employees of 34 municipal and 36 years if any sexual assaults between 2007 and 2010 while working for the City Council.
One of the women in the media are referred to as “Laura” and Éloise “had reported the facts to a lawyer and the European Association against Violence against Women last November, said the newspaper Journal du Dimanche.
According to that publication, a third woman may report similar events over the next week. The prosecution has asked the police to open an investigation.
In a letter to French President Nicolas Sarkozy, and the media, Tron has claimed his innocence and has blasted the reputation of women who have accused him.
A French newspaper revealed that Tron lived in a subsidized housing
“In my capacity as a simple citizen, I will recognize my innocence of a personal, vindictive fighting allegations of two former partners, of which one was fired for embezzling public funds had been committed and the other left office with reason unworthy conduct “, has written Secretary of State.
In the letter, Tron added that there was a “media campaign” that has had a profound impact media has led to their fellow citizens could be perceived as guilty.
Secretary of State, which occupies the 27th place of prominence in the Government in the order of protocol, went to the Executive in March 2010, recommended by Brice Hortefeux, a confidant of President Nicolas Sarkozy, then interior minister.
Tron’s defense does not hide his known for his love of reflexology, a practice of massaging with the fingertips, feet, hands and ears, but stressed that the policy is not a “fetish.”
“Unless all accounts agree that he was fond Georges Tron exclusively to female feet,” the Journal du Dumanche, quoting Jean Streff expert to explain that foot fetishism is the “best known and described.”
“Goethe, Dostoevsky, Verlaine and Tarantino are famous foot fetishists,” adds Streff, author of the Treaty of fetishism. The use of new generations.
The sexual assault charge is not the first scandal that rocks the secretary of state for two weeks after his election in 2010, the newspaper Le Canard Enchaîné revealed that he was a tenant of subsidized housing in Paris.
French Prime Minister stressed the “courage and sense of responsibility”
Despite his appointment as Secretary of State, Tron had starred disagreements with Sarkozy in the past. In 1999 he said in an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur that Nicolas Sarkozy knew only two categories of people, “slaves and the bastards (sic).”
The future president of France responded by saying he knew that Tron was “stupid” but that after that interview he also discovered that it was “evil”, says the Journal du Dumanche.
The scandal comes two weeks after the alleged rape by the French socialist and then managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Dominique Strauss-Kahn, an employee of a luxury hotel in New York.
Spain is a country with raw memory that will not let him heal. Even doctors who should care for your past and apply the antidotes to lies are for the work to fulfill their responsibilities, as has been demonstrated with the publication of this farce in 50 volumes, which have had the audacity call Biographical Dictionary.
Spain does not deserve an Academy of History as he does, that pre-democratic camp in the mood light. His latest project, evolved during the commission of the then Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and consolidated with the benevolence of the socialist government, is a coup to democracy’s demand for a country that has been able to resist the armed assault on the generals.
Some historians nonagenarians not accept the rule of law in which its citizens live without fear of censorship, threats and repression. These same scholars now enjoy the freedoms that democracy established in a country that survived the ferocious dictatorship of Francisco Franco. The Academy calls for eagles and rifles from his own disappearance and, of course, with this dictionary have voiced their lack of interest in the duties and obligations of a free society.
They also wanted to put aside their responsibilities who made this monstrosity with money from all the Spanish. In the name of them all, the Royal Academy of History tells you that Franco won a rush of blood was not a dictatorship, because Franco was not the totalitarian, “but simply” authoritarian. ”
At the moment, nobody asks to no one, no one has monitored the advocacy of terror and all have concluded. The Ministry of Education, headed by philosopher Ángel Gabilondo, is responsible for not supervising the 6.4 million he gave to the institution, Franco shown to reverse history and lie to the past and the Spanish. As recognized by this newspaper, the cabinet does not have to monitor what is done with funds from the public purse. Even if it is an attack on the rule of law as had been perpetrated with red carpet.
The British newspaper The Guardian interviewed a prisoner in a labor camp in China, who says he was a usual practice using prisoners for to bet via the Internet in their leisure time.
Dali Liu was imprisoned in forced labor camp Jixi. Said that day, twelve hours spent trenching and breaking rocks in the coal mines open pit in northeast China.
At night, I had to spend hours of rest to Internet games.
Liu says he was just one of dozens of prisoners forced to play online to earn credits that the guards exchanged later for cash money.
According to Liu, in charge of the field made more money by forcing prisoners to play than what they did with his day job.
“There were about 300 prisoners are forced to play. We worked 12 hours. I heard that you could make up to $ 700 or $ 800. I never saw any of that money. The computers never went out.”
Virtual backlog, real punishment
Liu went to the field of “reeducation through labor” of Jixi in Heilongjiang province in 2004 after it occurred to “petition the government” central to investigate corruption in his hometown.
At 54 years, aside from working in coal, Liu sticks and toothpicks manufactured from wooden planks. Also produced tapestries for car seats that the prison exported to Japan and South Korea.
However, where Liu and other prisoners themselves had to meet their quotas was in the game. If they did, forced to stand with hands raised in the air and beaten with plastic pipes when they returned to their dormitories.
“So we played until I could not see,” Liu confessed to The Guardian.
The credits that accumulate on the Internet through the repetition of basic tasks, they become actual values because there are millions of players in the world who are willing to pay real money for such credits.
The virtual currency exchange multigame has become so common in China that its regulation is very difficult.
Only last April, the provincial government of Sichuan in central China, brought to justice at an online player who stole thousands of yuan loans.
In 2009, the central government issued a directive to define how they can sell virtual currency, which outlawed the practice of trading without a license.
Liu left the labor camp, also that year, but believes that the practice of forcing prisoners to win games, internet currencies continues.
BC correspondent in Beijing, Quentin Sommerville, says that the detainees in these facilities operated by provincial governments and local authorities are often subject to physical and psychological abuse.
A study by scientists from the Carnegie Institution determined that the moon’s interior contains as much water as the Earth’s upper mantle, which is an amount a hundred times higher than previously thought.
Scientists discovered water on the lunar magma, specifically trapped in the crystals found inside tiny beads of volcanic glass that are surfacing due to rash to suffer from periodic satellite.
According to experts explain what the real significance of this finding is that “challenges assumptions about how the moon formed and what is the origin of frozen water that the sun has at its poles, like Earth.
In this sense, the document’s author, James Van Orman, said that “the interior of the moon appears to be quite similar to the interior of the Earth” and analyzed the data determined that concentrations of water and volatile elements such as fluorine, chlorine and sulfur in the lunar magma, are “almost identical” to the concentrations recorded in the magma solidified in mid-ocean on Earth.
This discovery, published in the journal Science, reinforces the theory that the Moon and Earth have a “common origin” which, as explained by Van Orman, advocated by some scientists and is based in a large impact on the origins the planet caused the expulsion of material into orbit around the Moon was formed.
However, this theory has its “flaws.” Thus, there are experts who say that an impact as described in this theory should have ended due to heat water, so could not finish part of the satellite.
The Erik Hauri Carnegie geochemist, has defended another of the theories that can also be solved after this finding. At trial, Hauri, the amount of water found on the moon should “make” scientists to consider the volcanic activity as a possible source of ice found in the shadows of craters at the poles.
New York, May 10 (EFE) .- The sons of Osama bin Laden accused the U.S. today to violate the fundamentals of international law to be “summarily executed an unarmed man” and called for an investigation of the facts.
In a statement sent to The New York Times, adult children of the former leader of the terrorist network Al Qaeda claim to “not convinced the death of his biological father, in the absence of trials, as” the body, photographs or videos, “and called” conclusive evidence to believe the news stories “in relation to his death.
“If he was killed in the operation, as the U.S. president said (…), we question why an unarmed man was not arrested and tried in court,” write the children in writing.
It argues that if his father was summarily executed, “not understand” the desirability of such a murder, in which international law has been blatantly violated. ”
In addition, they draw attention to the “example” has given U.S. Regarding the right to a fair trial and the presumption of innocence until proven guilty by a court, which itself was offered to former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein and Slobodan Milosevic of Yugoslavia, as recalled.
“We hold arbitrary killing is no solution to political problems”, defended in a statement in which he described as “unworthy” that U.S. forces fired on unarmed women relatives of Bin Laden and kill one of them and one of their children.
Another issue is complaining that there will contact the family of Bin Laden “to receive the body” because its “sudden burial without witnesses deprived him of offering religious services expected of a Muslim.”
“Now that the operation is finished, we hope that the Government of Pakistan released and delivered to all children of the family and all members will be repatriated to their country of origin, especially women, to prevent further oppression,” he added children, call for international support in this regard.
Failure to respond to these issues, say they will be forced to attend an international forum of justice, as the International Criminal Court or International Court of Justice, while “United Nations should take note of the violation of laws International and help us get answers. ”
“It is forming a panel of leading UK and international lawyers who will take action if there is no response in thirty days”, say in the letter.
In the same text point out that Omar Osama bin Laden, a son, “always faced (his father) in relation to violence and always asked to change their methods and not to attack civilians under any circumstances.”
“Despite the difficult public face for our father, never hesitate to condemn any violent attack perpetrated by anyone, expressed sympathy for the victims of all attacks,” say his brothers.
“As he condemned our father, he adds, now we condemn the U.S. president for ordering the execution of unarmed men and women.”
After insisting that they disagree with “how to think and operate,” the legitimate sons of Bin Laden calling for “a UN investigation to determine the accuracy of the facts reported by the U.S. and get to the fundamental question of what our father was not arrested and tried, but summarily executed without trial. “
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Acolyte was speaking just before the Regional Board meeting of his party to discuss the results of regional and municipal elections on Sunday.
Under questioning from reporters, has denied that the act tonight at 20:00 pm, will take place at the Palacio de Congresos de Mérida, to celebrate the victory of the PP in the regional and municipal elections in Extremadura, can be interpreted as a form of pressure on IU and has made clear that “here is not pressuring anyone and who is not thinking right.”
In that regard, he reiterated that the PP can only hope to complete this process of reflection and consultation within the coalition that is engaged and has insisted he is “very friendly” with a decision taken by IU has recognized “complex.”
PP Regional President has also clarified that the act of this evening is not a recognition of his person but “a tribute to civil society Extremadura” who “voted for change after 28 years of socialist government.”
This, he said, that citizens “feel” that the PP is a “party grateful for that wealth of confidence you have placed in the hands and tell them that we will work very carefully and with great caution.”
Therefore, explained that this act of recognition will have the word, not only PP mayors of small and large populations, but people of Extremadura civil society “they can continue to speak his words again, as they did through of forums that led his party before the elections.
In that sense, José Antonio Monago stressed that society wants to have Extremadura to “put Extremadura in its rightful place” and to stop being “a land of opportunity” and becomes “a land of realities” .
He has also stressed that his priority remains job, as it has been before and during elections, so “it,” stressed “we will devote all our energies.”
On the other hand, questions from the media, he considered it obvious that today the former president of the Junta de Extremadura, Juan Carlos Rodríguez Ibarra, to assure that “democratic” is that he, as the PP candidate for the Presidency Board and winner of the elections, whatever it may try to form a government.
Monago also noted that the internal problems that have the PSOE “are not good for Extremadura” and wondered “what will they think of the 125,000 unemployed Extremadura” when they see their problems “are not fixed with this monumental mess in which we have gotten Socialist Party. ”
In that regard, he pointed out that Guillermo Fernández Vara, although operational, is still the president of Extremadura, so you should spend, he said, “all his energy until the last minute, if need be, to resolve the Extremadura problems, as in his opinion, should Zapatero in Spain.
Therefore remain confident that the ruling PSOE when before their problems, because in the meantime, he lamented, “is leaving many people in the way.”
Asked by the journalists, José Antonio Monago considered a “farce” that the Socialist Party spokesman, Ignacio Sánchez Amor, he has urged it to make his tax returns to the Assembly of Extremadura, as required by House rules because otherwise, according to the PSOE, lose your rights as a congressman. EFE.
ACS, Iberdrola’s main shareholder, with 19.02% of titles, has urged the council power to apply to the BBK the same standard of “incompatibility” and “consistency” the council excluded from power at the sitting, while holding other positions in Repsol.
In addition, he has opposed the bylaw amendments that seek to give the Basque company president, Ignacio Sánchez Galán, “and almost all-embracing powers beyond” to “limit the rights of countless shareholders.”
The builder who chairs Florentino Lopez has made these statements during the general meeting of shareholders held on Friday in Bilbao, with representatives of shareholders 148,683 (82.34% of capital) and which was present on 29% stake. The other 53% was represented.
The board has approved the opposition of its majority shareholder, ACS, reduced to 14 members of the board of directors, who were prevented from entering the building on the board last year. It has also given its approval to the merger by absorption of its subsidiary, Renewable.
It has also approved the other statutory changes and the power of the governing body for further capital increases and bond issues at a meeting at which, for the first time attended by the representatives of Qatar Holding, has recently entered the capital with 6.1%.
The board has served for both the Council and its President at its head, and the majority shareholder, ACS, have once again staged their differences, that has led to clash in the courts, after the past year prevented the builder to sit in the body.
On this occasion, the president of BBK access to the board of Repsol, while Xabier de Irala’s nominee director in Iberdrola, ACS has served the council has claimed the power to apply to the Basque case the same criteria of incompatibility prevent its incorporation into the Council of the Basque company.
On the turn before the vote at the meeting, the ACS Secretary General, José Luis del Valle, who recalled that the construction is the majority shareholder, took the floor to explain his vote against several of the proposals of the Board of power management.
Del Valle announced in the first place, his opposition to the management of the governing body during the past year, because “once again, and persist in their attitude, has developed a large part of his performance” to “avoid the presence of more shareholder of the company “on the board. Also opposed to “strategic guidelines and bases for action” for 2011, because “there are explicit” and tantamount to “a vote of confidence in black and anticipated.”
After listing the discrepancies with the proposed changes, he was convinced that the statutory changes intended to “very serious, like to subvert the guiding principles of any corporation.”
He recalled, in this sense, both the council and its president “should be subject” to the board “and not the other way” and warned that the reform of the Constitution seeks to “put on the top social board and, in particular, its chairman. ” “It is intended, we understand that illegitimately, to give the president powers falling and almost all-embracing to limit the rights of countless shareholders,” he explained.
For the valley, thanks to the modifications, Galán would be “empowered” to “deprive shareholders of their right to obtain information, if it considers inappropriate or inconvenient or their right to propose to the board.” He has also warned the president of the Electrical that “the only conflicts of interest that has to deal with a board of directors are those that affect its members from society.” “Mr. President, distinguished advisors, it is you who are serving the company’s shareholders, who own the company and not the other way,” he criticized.
As expected, ACS has voted against reducing the maximum number of Council representatives to 14, compared to 15 above, which has been interpreted as “another example of the obsession with” the governing body of the company “trying to prevent the presence of its main shareholder in his bosom. ” At this point, he recalled that, despite the court ruling that upheld his exclusion from the council, “pending a final court order and sign” the Supreme Court.
ACS Secretary General has rejected amendments to certain articles of the bylaws and, finally, he has used his speech to address the presence of BBK in the Council, through its former chairman Xabier de Irala, while the current President, Mario Fernández, sits on the board of Repsol.
Del Valle recalled that Repsol has been operating in the energy sector not only directly, “in competition with the paramount activity, almost unique, Iberdrola,” but through “under the shareholders’ agreement with La Caixa”, owned by the oil of 66% stake in Gas Natural Group, “the principal and dominant operator in the markets for gas and electricity.”
Rejected that justification may be that Fernandez has joined the board of Repsol in a personal capacity, and pointed out that to oppose, in court, his presence on the board of the utility, Iberdrola was based on “the incompatibility arises from the possibility of having access to confidential information that could be used by a competing company. ”
“From this point of view, the current president of BBK for Repsol and Iberdrola former president for, they will be in two competing companies directly,” he said.
In his view, “unless there are different yardstick, or solutions wherever they have the same problems,” Iberdrola’s advice “if you want to be consistent, must apply” to the criteria put forward BBK to exclude from the advice ACS. “If this were so, would have no choice but to also exclude from its board to any board member to act as nominee director of BBK, while a representative of this entity is present to the Board of Repsol,” he said.
Galán has avoided responding to the site by José Luis del Valle about BBK, but said “respect” the decisions of the “competitors” of Iberdrola and rejected “public comment” about “plans or strategies implemented by other companies “.
On the other hand, has responded to the criticisms of the building for its ‘veto’ on the Council to insist that since the ruling of the Commercial Court of Bilbao has made it clear that “the protection of social interests should prevail over the system allows a shareholder to appoint a director for proportional representation “by” any damage that could lead to Iberdrola “to allow entry to his advice to a shareholder who is” in turn, a competitor. ”
To Galán, the court decision provides that the decision of the general meeting of Iberdrola held last year “was fully justified.”
Moreover, during the presentation of 2010 results to shareholders, Galán has claimed the validity of its business model, with which the company has achieved in 2010 a total of 2.871 million profit, and has exceeded 1,000 million in the first quarter.