Prince: Without volunteers a just society would be more difficult
Madrid, 2 dic (EFE) .-The Prince of Asturias said today, in the commemoration of 25 anniversary of YMCA-Spain, which without the spirit of sacrifice and of it delivers the others of the volunteers " would be much more difficult to construct a modern and more just society ". Don Felipe, president of honor of this ONG, presided at the celebration of the anniversary, which was celebrated in the Palace of Exhibitions and Congresses of Madrid, with the assistance of more than thousand persons, in the main voluntary Spanish and some representatives of other countries.
The Prince assured to feel " specially joined those who dedicate their time and effort to covering the lacks of the unprotected persons " and that exercise their labor in organizations " whose aim is the search of the social justice, the peace and the common good ".
In his words, Don Felipe remembered that YMCA is a pioneering institution in the voluntariado and one of the modals in the associative Spanish movement, which has demonstrated the solidarity and spirit of work in team.
The YMCA is an ecumenical organization that shares a christian and humanist ideal, whose main mission is to promote the full development of the individual, especially during childhood and youth, by means of promoting activities that can foment universal values.
The Prince of Asturias, who has been the honour president of this Spanish organization for sixteen years, emphasized the "solidarity and the team work" through which the YMCA Spain fights for social justice, peace and welfare.
The Heir to the Throne remembered that this institution was founded in London, in 1844, at a moment when there was "no spiritual or intellectual certainty" of organizations that fought for the physical well-being of young people. "The YMCA was, therefore, a pioneer in this scope", said the Prince. Don Felipe also emphasized the contributions of this organization towards a “culture of sport”, adopting "with great success" the well-known classic maxim: "mens sana in corpore sano".
The Mexican writer Sergio Pitol, Reward Cervantes of 2005, he will accompany next February the prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón, Cervantes inaugurates the new headquarters of the Institute in Sofia (Bulgaria). In interview with EFE, Pitol said today that he was invited by the Spanish House of the King to this act foreseen for February 11 in which the library of the new center will take the name of the Mexican writer.
Don Felipe de Borbón encouraged today the Spanish companies to the internationalization "as the answer to the stimuli that more and more are raised in a competitive and globalized world ", reason why he considered necessary to harness the technological innovation.
During the delivery of the X Edition of the Prizes Prince Felipe of Enterprise Excellence, the Prince said that the adaptation to new competitiveness and productivity exigencies is "one of the most important challenges".
In addition, the Prince of Asturias has praised the promoters of these awards that are an "expression of the breath that the institutions wish to render to the eagerness of improvement, to the innovating spirit, the creativity and the enterprising, in order to obtain a better society, in pursuit of a better and increasing well-being".
Ikusi receives the Prize Prince Felipe to the Enterprise Excellence by its bet by the innovation
Don Felipe emphasizes that the internationalization of the companies is necessary Angel Iglesias, president of Ikusi, receives from hands of the Prince the Prize to the Enterprise Excellence.
The Guipuzcoan industralist Angel Churches, president and founder of Ikusi, received yesterday from hands of the prince Don Felipe the Prize to the Enterprise Excellence 2005 that takes its name. In the concession of the prize the jury emphasizes the determined bet of Ikusi by the technological innovation. This way, this company located in the Park donostiarra of Miramón and dedicated to the electronic technologies for the guipouzcoanas communication is also added to the Household-electric Akaba and Fagor, Prizes to the Enterprise Excellence in 2002 and 2003, respectively, by its enterprise competitiveness and its strategy of internationalization.
Next to Ikusi, also they were awarded this year Mains of Spain (Redesa), Chocolat Factory, Drives Energy (Corporation Hydroelectric Energy of Navarre), Ficosa the International, the Group SERHS, Spanish Microelectronics and Borges Corporation, of between the 123 that appeared.
The Prizes Prince Felipe recognize the industrial quality, the design, the technological innovation, the energy efficiency and the renewable energies, the internationalization, the tourist excellence, the society of the information and the technologies of the telecommunications, the management of a famous mark and the competitiveness. This year, the juries have for the first time valued the measures taken for the equality of opportunities at the access of the women to the directive positions.
In his intervention, Prince de Asturias affirmed that the internationalization of the Spanish company is a "inescapable challenge". "he has stopped being an option - I assure ' - to become a necessity". For that reason the enterprise excellence "still acquires greater relief", it added.
December 12, 2005
Prince Felipe of Borbon presided in Madrid at the Congress Palace the presentation of the Prince of Asturias awards to the entrepreneur excellence. Prince Felipe toasted with spanish cava with the nominees.
The Prince of Asturias, Don Felipe de Borbón, has presided, today at at 12:00 p.m, over the meeting of the Patronage of the Royal Elcano Institute, during which the Plan of Performance and the Budgets for 2006 was approved.
Prince of Asturias with president Escuela of China-Europe Businesses
Prince of Asturias received today, in the Palace of the Zarzuela, to professor Liu Ji, honorary president of the School Chinese Internacional of Negocios Europe (CEIBS), with seat in Shangai. Liu Ji, that is in Spain invited by the House of Asia, knew Don Felipe in China, when the Heir of Corona traveled to that Asian country in 2000, in the occasion of the inauguration of ' Expohabitat'.
The Prince saluted today to the Chinese professor in hall hearings, where he talked with him. Liu Ji was in the Palace of the Zarzuela accompanied by the president of CEIBS, Pedro Nueno, the professor of the IESE and dean of the school of Shangai from 2002 to 2004, Alfredo Shepherd and of representatives of the embassy of China in Madrid. CEIBS, that was created in 1994 by the European Union and the People's Republic of China, is the more prestigious School of Businesses of Asia, and number thirteen at world-wide level.
Two years ago Don Felipe it received 110 students of the School.
Next Monday, the 19th of December, the Young Choir will travel to Madrid to act, at 20:00, in the chapel of the Royal Palace in the traditional concert of Christmas that National wealth offers to its personnel. The digest that they will interpret for the occasion will include between others, the following Christmas carols: divine Weeping, of Ángel Émbil; Child God of love wounded, of Francisco Guerrero;Le soulmeil de l´enfant Jesus , of F.A. Gevaert and Child Jesus, of Dimitry Bortnjansky. The program will assemble also pieces of the Song-books of Palace and of Upsala, as well as popular Spanish and European songs.
They will Arrive to the country on January 22, to be present at the transmission of the control
There were invited the presidents of all the countries with which Bolivia supports relations. The prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbón, and the president of Peru, Alejandro Toledo, confirmed their presence in the ceremony of transmission of control foreseen for January 22 of next year, reported yesterday the chancellor of the Republic, Armando Loaiza.
Likewise, the baptism could not also be late to the third Saturday of January, the 21st, since these days Don Felipe has foreseen to travel to Bolivia to be present at the capture of possession of the new president, who will work out chosen in the votings of tomorrow. Little later, on the 27th, the Prince of Asturias will have to represent Spain in the investiture of the president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya.
The Prince is present at the Concert of Christmas in the Royal Palace
Don Felipe presided today in the Royal Palace of Madrid at the concert of Christmas that there offered the Young Choir of the Foundation Prince of Asturias, who interpreted popular anonymous works and of different song-books as that of Palace or that of Upsala.
The concert of Christmas is celebrated every year for the personnel of the Royal Palace and of National wealth.
It takes place in the chapel that dates back of the XVIIIth century, and that is adorned by a paint of the Coronation of the Virgin, Corrado Giacuinto's work.
Don Felipe was present at the concert from the first row of banks, accompanied of the director of the Foundation Prince of Asturias, Graciano García, and of the president of National wealth, Yago Pico de Coańa.
The canopy, the armchairs and the couch, work of the embroiderer of Chamber Antonio Gonzalez of the Rivers of the epoch of Fernando VI, which occupy a place emphasized in the temple, are reserved for the Kings.
The concert began with ' Dindirin, dindirin ', anonymous composition of the Song-book of Palace, to which they followed other songs of Juan de la Encina, of Francisco Guerrero, of the Song-book of Upsala, of Angel Embil or of Jose Antonio Prieto.
The Young Choir of the Foundation Prince of Asturias included in the digest other works of French, English, Austrian, German and Russian authors.