There’s a big game coming to Houston on Feb. 5, and BBVA Compass has teamed with CBS Radio to produce a free, super-sized celebration for the city and its communities, featuring country music star Jake Owen.
Life and Culture
Life and Culture
Garbiñe Muguruza will remember the 2016 season as the year of her first Grand Slam. On June 4th, the Spanish-Venezuelan tennis player beat Serena Williams to win the French Open. It was the highlight of a fairly inconsistent season in which she was forced to withdraw from several tournaments. The overall result is positive, however: “Everything that could have happened did this season, but it will help me become a better player,” she notes. This year she received her highest WTA ranking - 2nd the week of June 6th. Will 2017 be Garbiñe’s year? “No one knows what will happen in 2017. Let’s hope it will be my year again. I think this year was very good, just like last year, so I just hope to be at the same level in 2017,” she says.
The BBVA Foundation and Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas (Ivie) have analyzed the level of training and education of professional executives, business people and the self-employed. The research’s findings are positive but there is still a long way to travel.
Alvaro Maldonado is willing to dive into the ocean next year and swim 17 miles. And he’s going to do it for Nico, the son of one of his teammates. That teammate doesn’t even know it yet, either. She’ll find out when she reads this story and sees the accompanying video.
The Español Urgente Foundation (Fundéu BBVA) has won one of the Madrid 2016 Full Inclusion Awards for its contribution to a unique project: the first online dictionary of terms defined in simple text, aimed at people with intellectual disabilities or reading difficulties.
The end of the colonial conflicts and their consequences opened the door to a new century with various sectors of Spain’s privileged classes showing renewed interest in the creation of new banks. Madrid, Barcelona and Bilbao continued to be the country’s main banking hubs, although the development of the financial industry’s business varied in each region.
Gravitational waves have been the most-talked-about scientific discovery of the year that is about to conclude. David Reitze, the physician that broke the news to the world, describes it as an achievement that can be compared to measuring the distance from our Sun to the nearest star with a margin of error under a human hair’s breadth.