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  City Mayors: Joan Clos - Mayor of Barcelona
At the center of this controversy is Mayor Joan Clos.
Clos responded by saying that everything has a price, and that he was put off by what he saw as a new movement of people demanding everything for free and rejecting anything when asked to pay.
Clos feels that the new portions of the new Code have been misinterpreted as attacking the prostitutes themselves; he has emphasized that the real target is the criminals who exploit prostitutes, especially “international mafias”.
www.citymayors.com /mayors/barcelona_mayor.html   (2887 words)

  Joan Clos i Matheu - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Joan Clos was born in Parets del Vallès on the 29 June 1949.
Clos is convinced that cities have a significant role to play in world equilibrium, because it is in the city where people and groups co-exist, where they consolidate democracy, and where there is most participation.
In the case of Barcelona, Joan Clos has led the transformation of the industrial city of the 19th century to the "City of Knowledge " of the 21st century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joan_Clos_i_Matheu   (1283 words)

 Joan Clos reaffirms in Tetuán the commitment of Barcelona to the development of mediterranean Moroco · Forum 2004
Clos, who has visited today this important city in the north of Morocco, accompanied by the chief executive officer of the Forum Jaume Pagés, has designated Europe’s priorities to be the countries of the south.
Clos was able to see for himself Tarbea Al Gouza square, the most impressive one in the Medina, where he drank mint tea and spoke with the owners of the craft workshops in this corner that is protected from the summer sun by an enormous vine, which doubles as a ceiling.
Clos also mentioned that "the very special" interest of Barcelona in Tetuan was born from that previous encounter and is in favor in taking advantage of this event to give new impetus "to the good relationship between Spain and Morocco".
www.barcelona2004.org /eng/actualidad/noticias/html/f043475.htm   (650 words)

 Clos Medicis -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
CLOS doesn't provide encapsulation; that is considered to be the job of a different part of Common Lisp, the package system.
CLOS is dynamic, meaning that not only the contents, but also the ''structure'' of its objects can be modified at runtime.
Joan Clos is the current mayor of Barcelona, Spain.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/32/clos-medicis.html   (757 words)

 U.S. Mayor Article | Barcelona Mayor Joan Clos Illuminates Core Principles of Sustainable Development in Revitalization ...
Barcelona, Spain Mayor Joan Clos i Matheu illuminated major principles of sustainable development in his case study of Barcelona's planning for the Olympic Games in 1992 and the resulting strong revitalization of the city's economy.
Mayor Clos quoted the Greek playwright Sophocles (495-406 B.C.), who observed that human beings are possessed by two strong forces: 1) language and the desire to communicate, and 2) the passion for building cities.
Mayor Clos concluded by expressing his pleasure that the U. Conference of Mayors is interested in the gathering of international mayors and stressed the importance of sharing experiences from cities around the world.
www.usmayors.org /uscm/us_mayor_newspaper/documents/06_23_03/clos.asp   (737 words)

 UN Chronicle: Issue 1 2001: The Chronicle Interview
Joan Clos is Mayor of Barcelona, Spain, and the current President of the World Associations of Cities and Local Authorities Coordination (WACLAC).
This global alliance was formed in the wake of the Habitat II Conference, held in Istanbul in June 1996, which called for the strengthening of cities and local authorities.
On the eve of WACLA II, responding to questions from Horst Rutsch for the UN Chronicle, Mayor Clos insists that "the good governance of cities is one of the keys to channelling the positive effects of globalization and counterbalancing its negative aspects".
www.un.org /Pubs/chronicle/2001/issue1/0101p22.htm   (1487 words)

 Ministerio de Industria Turismo y Comercio - Fototeca MITYC
Joan Clos, Ministro de Industria Turismo y Comercio, en el acto del 75 aniversario de la Conferencia Plenipotenciarios de Madrid de la Unión Internacional de Telecomunicaciones, que estuvo presidido por Su Majestad don Juan Carlos I, Joan Clos, Francisco Ros, Hamadoun Toure y Mr.
Joan Clos, Ministro de Industria Turismo y Comercio, asiste a la presentación del Libro TIC y dependencia; de Vodafone y Red.es.
Joan Clos, Ministro de Industria Turismo y Comercio y Cristina Narbona- Ministra de Medio Ambiente, en la entrega de los XIX premios de la Energía.
www.mityc.es /es-ES/Servicios/GabinetePrensa/Fototeca   (1020 words)

 Jordi Hereu takes over from Joan Clos
Before this, Joan Clos officially resigned as mayor, in front of the council members, ministers from the Autonomous Government of Catalonia Ferran Mascarell, Carme Figueras and Josep Maria Vallès and the central government delegate in Catalonia, Joan Ragel, and other invited guests.
The entrance of the Municipal Council to the Saló de Cent was accompanied by the Guàrdia Urbana police force in dress uniform, and the municipal orchestra.
After the written resignation of the outgoing mayor was read, the municipal parties on the council gave their evaluation of the mandate, followed by Joan Clos taking the floor for the last time as mayor of Barcelona.
w3.bcn.es /V01/Serveis/Noticies/V01NoticiesLlistatNoticiesCtl/0,2138,1653_1802_3_144916415,00.html?bcnAccessible=true&accio=detall&home=HomeBCN   (274 words)

 Barcelona's Olympic Village and Diagonal Mar - districts without life
The Mayor of Barcelona, Joan Clos, has blamed low density planning for the lack of social and economic life in Barcelona's Olympic Village and Diagonal Mar districts.
For Clos, the Olympic Village with 60 dwellings per hectare, is an example of what should not be done in city planning.
Joan Clos was therefore guarded in his voicing his opinion, since The Diagonal Mar project is supported by powerful developers and home-building industry, as well as by public authorities earning their share in the process.
www.geographyfieldwork.com /OlympicVillage.htm   (446 words)

 Barcelona - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The largest event held in the city since the '92 Summer Olympics was the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures that was held between May and September, lasting a marathon 141 days.
The most elegant avenue is the Passeig de Gràcia, where two Gaudí buildings are situated, the Casa Milà (La Pedrera) and the Casa Batlló, along with buildings by other famous modernista architects: Casa Ametller by Josep Puig i Cadafalch and Casa Lleó Morera by Domènech i Montaner.
There is also a unique museum featuring the lesser known works of Pablo Picasso from his earlier period.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Barcelona   (3075 words)

 Metropolis :: About Metropolis :: Our history   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Joan Clos, President of WACLAC, UNACLA and Metropolis and Mayor of Barcelona, spoke at the special session of the General Assembly for the Revision and Evaluation of the Execution of the Habitat Agenda, in Nairobi.
On 6 June, Joan Clos, President of Metropolis, in the name of all the local authorities, spoke before the UN General Assembly.
Joan Clos, the President of Metropolis, received the Habitat 2002 Honor Prize for outstanding commitment and contribution to global cooperation between local authorities and the United Nations, Brussels.
www.metropolis.org /index.asp?docId=44&sMenuID=44&seccio=2   (1719 words)

 gaudí i verdaguer, inmigració a barcelona
Around 1882 he worked as an assistant in the studio of the architect Joan Martorell, for whom he drew the plans of a new façade for Barcelona Cathedral that was never to be built.
It was there he was portrayed by Joan Llimona in 1901, one of the great pictures of the life of the saint.
According to Joan Francesc Ràfols, Gaudí's first biographer, another essential factor in this "conversion" was his acquaintance with the vicar-general of Tarragona, Joan Baptista Grau, whom he met around 1880, when he was working on the plans for a chapel for the nuns of the Order of Jesus and Mary in Tarragona.
www.publicacions.bcn.es /b_mm/abmm58/abmm_58.htm   (16363 words)

 Joan Clos: ‘Cities have to keep taking on more responsibilities’ · Forum 2004
The mayor of Barcelona, Joan Clos and the mayor of Genoa, Giuseppe Perico concluded the dialogue "City and Citizens of the 21st century" by asking for more local power in the cities.
In spite of that, Clos added that "cities have to continue taking on more responsabilities." Clos stated that currently, the one who has the political power "is the State-Nation" and that "the exercise of public power has to specify the dialogue on the power of the city."
Borja added that the local government "has the right to have legal resources to oppose the norms dictated by the State or the decisions made by multinational companies." "From the city, we have claimed the local autonomy, but we also, have to demand the possibility for global intervention," Borja concluded.
www.barcelona2004.org /eng/actualidad/noticias/html/f045153.htm   (406 words)

 Barcelona Diary
Joan Coscubiela iConesa, General Secretary of the Commissions Trade Union of Catalonia gave a stimulating speech at the beginning of another 16 hour day for delegation.
Mayor Clos quoted a philosopher who said "politics is medicine on a bigger scale." So, for the Mayor, a transition from medicine to politics made sense.
Mayor Clos was an engaging speaker and talked with the delegation until nearly midnight.
www.cityofseattle.net /tda/Barcmay9.htm   (1734 words)

 YouTube - Minoria Absoluta 1000 - Joan Clos
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L'entrada d'en Joan Clos al pregó d'en Queco a Salt
www.youtube.com /watch?v=fcZr9hEaB1k   (155 words)

 Cardoso at Forum 2004   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Cardoso, Pujol, Clos and Castells showed agreement in some of the issues concerning globalization and European integration while they expressed different views in others.
Amidst a discussion of high intellectual level, complex ideas were debated, with participants showing agreement and divergence during the closing session of the dialogue “Globalization, Identity, Diversity” held during the Forum Barcelona 2004.
According to Clos, it is “a very relevant” political exercise, which aims at ensuring peace on the European continent.
www.clubmadrid.org /cmadrid/index.php?id=435   (342 words)

 Joan Clos demands more support from national governments for local administrations in favour of sustainability   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Joan Clos demands more support from national governments for local administrations in favour of sustainability.
Clos focused his speech on the defence of the role played by cities and local governments in advancing towards the goal of a sustainable world.
Also addressing this afternoon's session were the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, the General Director of the World Health Organisation, Gro Brundland, and the General Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Juan Somavia.
www.bcn.es /alcalde/english/articles/ijohannesburg.htm   (425 words)

 Board received by Parliament and Town hall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Joan Laporta told reporters that, "It was an honour to present our project.
The next port of call was the Barcelona Town Hall, where the Board was received by Mayor Joan Clos, Deputy Mayor Xavier Trias and Sports Councillor Pere Alcober.
Mayor Clos emphasized the Boards desire to get things done and underlined the importance of FC Barcelona in Catalan society, describing the Club as a "point of reference".
www.fcbarcelona.com /eng/noticias/noticias/n03063024.shtml   (224 words)

 Barcelona - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Famous people who have lived and worked in Barcelona include: Master Painters Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, Salvador Dalí, Antoni Tàpies, Enrique Tábara, Eugenio Granell, Antonio Saura, Juan Villafuerte; Architect Antoni Gaudí.
Several of these buildings and indeed the Sagrada Familia church itself are threatened by Mayor Clos' plans to build a large railway tunnel for high-speed trains under the city's shaky 19th century foundations.
Art visits include the museum of the Fundació Joan Miró, where several paintings and sculptures of this artist are shown, together with guest exhibitions from other museums around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Barcelona   (3475 words)

 CBBC Newsround | ANIMALS | World's only albino gorilla dies
Copito de Nieve (Snowflake) was between 38 and 40 years old, which is equal to an 80-year old human, and was extremely famous in Spain.
Mayor of Barcelona, Joan Clos, said "Copito has been an unforgettable companion for our city, and we all feel regret at losing him."
Clos said: "He's made a great contribution to his species by making the plight of gorillas more known."
news.bbc.co.uk /cbbcnews/hi/animals/newsid_3233000/3233962.stm   (122 words)

Joan Clos expressed his sincere thanks to the organising team for the hospitality and commitment shown during the whole preparation and the implementation of an ambitious programme.
Congress participants had seen Berlin as an attractive metropolis that has outstanding projects to show in many fields of urban development and valuable experiences to share in a dialogue on sustainable solutions.
Finally, Joan Clos informed on the findings presented during the general assembly this afternoon.
www.metropolis2005.org /en   (563 words)

 Barcelona's albino gorilla, Snowflake, dies of skin cancer at 40   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
Millions of tourists have flocked to the Barcelona Zoo to see Snowflake ("Copito de nieve" in Spanish) since he arrived from equatorial Africa on Nov. 1, 1966, and his picture is featured on Barcelona postcards and posters.
Clos said zoo veterinarians euthanized Snowflake yesterday morning to save him from "extreme agony" as his skin cancer advanced.
Clos said the city will name a street after Snowflake and adorn it with a monument.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/03329/243601.stm   (514 words)

 PIB Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-10)
India has always had a favourable balance of trade with Spain, but of late imports from Spain are also showing substantial increase.
This was indicated during discussions here this evening when the Mayor of Barcelona (Spain) Joan Clos called on Shri Kamal Nath, Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, with a large business delegation.
Clos, which, he said, confirmed the priority that Barcelona was attaching to fostering relations with India.
pib.nic.in /release/release.asp?relid=12856   (233 words)

Cities worldwide were demanding greater political autonomy and financial capacity to reverse the rapid growth of urban poverty, Joan Clos, the Mayor of Barcelona, told correspondents today at a Headquarters press conference, on the eve of the General Assembly's Special Session on human settlements development.
Clos, who is also Chair of World Associations of Cities and Local Authorities Coordination, as well as the other speakers:
Clos said he was not aware of a problem "on our side".  Probably, Mr.
www.un.org /News/briefings/docs/2001/Mayorsbriefing.doc.htm   (362 words)

 PoliticsOnline - News, Tools & Strategies
Joan Clos is using the power of the Internet and communication technology to improve life in the City of Barcelona, Spain.
The Internet is also an important campaign tool for Joan Clos, who is running for re-election as Mayor.
Clos is fulfilling a commitment toward making Barcelona a better place to live while at the same time, on a different web site, utilizing the power of the Internet as a political campaigning tool.
www.politicsonline.com /content/main/hotsite/hotsite_display.asp?id=54   (262 words)

 support the feb. 4th prisoners (barcelona) : Indybay
In a press conference, the Mayor of Barcelona, Joan Clos, gave a first account of the events which asserted that the injury was provoked by a flowerpot coming from the building where the party was held.
If we take the first version of the police proclaimed by Clos, it would mean that none of the arrested could be responsible for the blow that wounded the policeman.
Apart from this, until now there has not surfaced any forensic report about what happened apart from the police?s own, so that it is not possible to decide between the various versions of the police and that of the city council (which is co­prosecuter in the case).
www.indybay.org /newsitems/2006/02/20/18036671.php   (907 words)

 Joan Clos
Meanwhile, Red Electrica is controlled by the central government, and you know whos in charge of that: Zap and, get this, former Barcelona mayor and now industry minister Joan Clos, known for bashing America and being hte genius ebhindx...
La entrega del milnl de firmas al Ministro de Industria, Joan Clos, tuov su consecuencai, en pocos medses hemos aumentado en ms de 300.000 firmantes.
The Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Joan Clos, has annonuced that the government is currently in...
whois.ovh.org /~brian/joan-clos.php   (315 words)

JOAN CLOS, Barcelona Mayor, and ALBERT BATLLE, Sports Councillor and President of the Sport Department of the Province Council, participating actively in the Festival.
JOAN CLOS, closely observed by the President of the Table Tennis Catalan Federation, JORDI PRAT, also wanted to try the Miniping-pong tables.
Table Tennis Club Ripollet, works with the support of the institutions and with the collaboration of the companies of the region in a programme of introduction of Miniping-pong in the schools, a programme which has resulted very effective in Vallès Occidental.
www.cttripollet.org /angles/mppafesta.htm   (835 words)

 Joan Clos i Matheu - Viquipèdia
Joan Clos i Matheu (Parets del Vallès, Vallès Oriental 1949) és un polític català que fou alcalde de Barcelona entre 1997 i 2006, i que actualment és Ministre d'Indústria, Turisme i Comerç.
(català) Informació de Joan Clos al Portal del Ministeri d'Indústria
Joan Clos i Matheu· Jordi Hereu i Boher
ca.wikipedia.org /wiki/Joan_Clos_i_Matheu#Biografia   (468 words)

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