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Old 03-20-2009, 05:57 PM
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It is not so easy Carlota, there is an attitude that repeats very much between the press,and that can be observed in their commentaries, and is it of thinking that how the Princess was a journalist, she has to behave how a journalist and not how a Princess. Excess of confidence, lack of respect, to wait that the Princess gives all kinds of explanations on what the journalist wants... since she is a colleague they treat her how to such, when really she is not. Probably they would not treat another member of the Royal Family with the same confidence.

She is not journalist, is the object of the news, and these journalists who believe that she is a colleague are looking for a news. Letizia has had to learn that those who before were her companions, now are to another side, and that are not colleagues, and exempting those who are really her friends, more of one is going to approach her to do business. Letizia Ortiz journalist was a colleague, the Princess of Asturias is a constant object of information. And when they give an information they give it on the Princess, not on the journalist. For what they are interested she is a Princess, and for what they are interested it is important if she was a journalist.

Sure that to Maxima the people do not ask in every economic meeting if she misses her previous work, not attorneys approach to Mary saying that they are her colleagues...

The Princess does not have problems in speaking about the journalism as profession when she has to do it, but 5 years later is absurd that the press is using always as resource or as excuse her professional past.
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Thanks a lot for that link LadyFinn indeed great pics!
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:55 PM
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So wonderful to see the Princess in different shoes that are not platforms.
She looked good.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:40 PM
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It is not so easy Carlota, there is an attitude that repeats very much between the press,and that can be observed in their commentaries, and is it of thinking that how the Princess was a journalist, she has to behave how a journalist and not how a Princess. Excess of confidence, lack of respect, to wait that the Princess gives all kinds of explanations on what the journalist wants... since she is a colleague they treat her how to such, when really she is not. Probably they would not treat another member of the Royal Family with the same confidence.

She is not journalist, is the object of the news, and these journalists who believe that she is a colleague are looking for a news. Letizia has had to learn that those who before were her companions, now are to another side, and that are not colleagues, and exempting those who are really her friends, more of one is going to approach her to do business. Letizia Ortiz journalist was a colleague, the Princess of Asturias is a constant object of information. And when they give an information they give it on the Princess, not on the journalist. For what they are interested she is a Princess, and for what they are interested it is important if she was a journalist.

Sure that to Maxima the people do not ask in every economic meeting if she misses her previous work, not attorneys approach to Mary saying that they are her colleagues...

The Princess does not have problems in speaking about the journalism as profession when she has to do it, but 5 years later is absurd that the press is using always as resource or as excuse her professional past.
I think there is a mystique for anyone to reign by destiny as has happened to Letizia who was raised without such expectations. She is leading a life told in fairies is one thing I can say. Another thing that can be said is that she has enveloped her entitlement by forces that enabled notoriety by the press and public as a journalist and present Princess of Spain. The regard for the Princess is always going to be evaluated by her peers and established community, to satisfy our interest as an audience. She has quite the shoes to fill and I astound in looking at her demonstrated effortlessness as a ruling contributor. I'm sure she is a marvel as a woman and knows how to handle so many situations as an intelligent and healthy member of her society. When called upon I think she will do just fine no matter what is expected. She is living a Princess life and quite the dream. I hope she answers the call in happiness.
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:21 AM
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Cnn.com Anderson Cooper blog/Foreign country set to profit from US stimulus plan
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This American journalist found them incredibly charismatic and charming, and perfect diplomats for their country .

NY Broadway Examiner: The Prince and Princess of Asturias (Spain) are in New York to promote good will, or are they?
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Old 03-21-2009, 04:48 AM
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This American journalist found them incredibly charismatic and charming, and perfect diplomats for their country .

NY Broadway Examiner: The Prince and Princess of Asturias (Spain) are in New York to promote good will, or are they?
that's fine but the source is no better than other sources that claim the opposite mari or suzanna, does the tenor of the content make a difference?
as much as not any source that critizises is not reliable not any source that gives praise must be authentical.
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that's fine but the source is no better than other sources that claim the opposite mari or suzanna, does the tenor of the content make a difference?
as much as not any source that critizises is not reliable not any source that gives praise must be authentical.
Did I say that in my post ? I didn't even comment on Mari's or Suzanna's source being reliable or not. What's wrong of posting a news article to share ? Perhaps you are the one who wanted to believe just the opposite, if not why so overreacting ?
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It is a good thing to post both good and bad news articles.
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There is an interesting article on the Washington Post on the foreign companies' interests on the Stimulus Dollars.


Foreign Firms Eye Stimulus Dollars
Some Have Expertise U.S. Companies Lack

By Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writer

Spain's Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, visited New York and Washington last week on an unusual mission for one of Europe's most glamorous celebrity couples: to drum up business for Spanish companies from the U.S. economic stimulus package.

"Only by working together with U.S. businesses and government, as well as coordinating our needs and priorities, can we get our countries, and world, back on track," Felipe said at a Manhattan business luncheon, which also featured former vice president Al Gore. U.S. firms are not the only ones hoping to cash in on the $787 billion stimulus program. Foreign nations and companies are stepping up their lobbying efforts in Washington and in state capitals, hoping to gain vital business in hard times. Hundreds of foreign-owned companies, many of them with significant operations in the United States, are selling their expertise in clean energy, high-speed transit and other technologies that undergird key aspects of President Obama's stimulus efforts.

Meanwhile, foreign companies, trade ministries and business groups are proceeding cautiously for fear of stoking nationalistic objections from U.S. lawmakers and their constituents. Lobbyists and consultants hired by the companies are warning them to proceed carefully and to emphasize that any contracts would lead to jobs in the United States rather than overseas.

The effort also poses a political challenge for Obama, who is pushing the United States to focus stimulus projects on alternative energy, rapid transit and other technologies pioneered in Europe and Asia. "Buy American" provisions in the stimulus legislation and elsewhere in U.S. law require that most materials and work be produced in the United States, but such statutes are effectively silent on where the parent firm should be based.

"Once you get into some of these specialized technologies, only one or a few companies worldwide can provide it," said Jayson Myers, president and chief executive of Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters, an Ottawa-based industry group. "If you want to advance the innovation priorities of the Obama administration, it becomes very difficult without involving foreign companies."

Telecommunications companies such as Alcatel-Lucent of France, for example, and its New Jersey-based research arm, Bell Labs, are eligible to seek part of $7.2 billion in stimulus money set aside for upgrading broadband networks. Most global firms specializing in the transit and high-speed rail projects envisioned under the stimulus act are based in other countries -- Canada's Bombardier and France's Alstom, for example. Transurban Group of Australia, which is helping develop high-speed toll lanes along the Capital Beltway, is a world leader in developing toll roads.

Sanyo North America, an arm of the Japanese technology giant, has broken ground on a solar-panel plant in Oregon and is readying strategies to tap into stimulus-related business, according to company officials. The firm recently registered as a lobbying organization in Washington for the first time since 2001, Senate records show.

"With the new stimulus package that the federal government has announced, it is starting to appear that the U.S. market will be a prime location to focus much more effort on our environmental and energy-related technology and products," said spokesman Aaron S. Fowles, based in San Diego.

Foreign-owned firms play a significant role in the U.S. labor force, according to federal statistics. They employ 5.3 million workers in the United States, spend $336 billion on American payrolls and account for 20 percent of U.S. exports.

But such firms are admittedly nervous about the idea of publicly angling for U.S. stimulus money, fearing the kind of political uproar that erupted in 2006 over plans by a United Arab Emirates-owned company to take over management of six U.S. seaports. In recent weeks, some lawmakers have objected to the revelation that billions of dollars in bailout money for American International Group ended up in the vaults of foreign-owned banks to which the company owed money. "We have concerns that others may try to use the fact that these companies are based abroad as some sort of gotcha," said Nancy McLernon, president of the Organization for International Investment, which represents 150 foreign companies with major U.S. operations. "But you can't put American jobs in the clean little baskets that you put them in 50 years ago. Simply put, more work for companies operating in the U.S. means more jobs for U.S. workers."

If a foreign firm received a stimulus-related contract, most of the wages and product purchases would stay within the United States. But some portion, perhaps up to 40 percent, could leave the country, trade experts said.

Obama has treaded carefully on the issue, echoing campaign statements in which he generally favored free-trade policies while promising to aggressively preserve and create U.S. jobs. "The purpose of the recovery act is to put people to work in this country, and that's what the administration is focused on as we implement it," said Elizabeth Alexander, press secretary for Vice President Biden, who is overseeing the stimulus effort.
Obama's own biography illustrates the difficulty in drawing sharp national boundaries around commerce. His favorite communications device, the BlackBerry, is manufactured by Canada's Research in Motion, which has significant operations in the United States. During the campaign, Obama visited a wind-turbine manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania owned by Gamesa of Spain, one of the many European companies dominating that market. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) made a similar stop during his presidential campaign last year at a Portland, Ore., plant owned by Vestas, the world's leading wind-power supplier, which is headquartered in Denmark and is pursuing joint projects with Boeing.

Former congressman Max Sandlin (D-Tex.), co-chairman of the International Government Relations Group, said many overseas firms seek opportunities under the stimulus act, but they need to stress benefits to the U.S. economy. Sandlin's lobbying firm represents such companies as the Macquarie Group, an Australian investment bank that specializes in toll roads, airports and other infrastructure.

"A lot of foreign companies with a particular niche or expertise are looking to partner with American companies to make a win-win situation," Sandlin said. "What I'm telling these companies is they have to understand that bread on American tables and jobs for American families has to be the top priority."

The trip by Felipe included business-related events in New York as well as talks with officials in Washington. Spain's fast-growing economy has been pummeled by the global recession, and the nation has the highest unemployment rate in Europe.

Bisila Bokoko, executive director of the Spain-U.S. Chamber of Commerce, called the trip a success. "Because of the stimulus package, a lot of Spanish companies have opportunity here," she said.


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Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, the future heirs to the Spanish throne, recently travelled to New York to help publicise a campaign to modernise Spain’s image in the eye of potential American tourists.
Spain is the world’s second most popular tourist destination after France.
But it has been recently trying to dispel its traditional image as a sun, sand and sea destination.
Travel crisis: Britons abandon Spanish costas -Times Online

Zapatero's recent decision to withdraw troops from Afghanistan will anger especially the Americans and might prove counterproductive for the image campain just done by spanish industry & CP couple.
Spain's retreat from Kosovo raises eyebrows - International Herald Tribune
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I found still some photos from the trip:
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Wow! really? are they better looking in person that in the pictures?. I think she is a good looking lady. She was even better looking when she used to work as a newscaster. How tall is she? would you say. Thanks
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What a handsome couple! Just saw them today coming out of the New York Public Library. When I said," Welcome to New York," the Prince smiled and said, Thank you". I got a great photo of them as they walked to their car.
You are one lucky person. I've been waiting for this couple to visit our country...
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Operafan, could you show us your photo? It's always so nice to see one not from the papparazzi.
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