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Month: December 2020

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2020: a “difficult” but “inspiring” year, Trudeau judge

The last year, unique in its kind, has obviously been "difficult" for many Canadians, but it can also serve as an inspiration to start 2021 on the right foot, pleaded Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in his final wishes. year. Of course, the pandemic has changed the lives of just about everyone in the country, whether financially, socially or in terms of mental and physical health, but 2020 has also been marked by other tragedies, including the worst mass murder in Canadian history in Portapique, Nova Scotia on April 19. "We have heard heartbreaking stories and calls for justice from Indigenous peoples and racialized Canadians demanding that we act now to fight racism, discrimination and injustices in our country," added the Prime Minister . However, far from letti...
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The police bell rang and Sol was emptied 2 hours before the grapes: only a voice could be heard asking for ‘Maria’

Related news The clock rings. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve. The grapes run out. Enter 2021, but there is no revelry, no hugs, or kisses. For not having, there is not a sound. Silence, just silence. Puerta del Sol, once the epicenter of collective catharsis, does not roar. Only the sound of the bells, nothing more, dismisses a year to forget. 2020. The year of the coronavirus. The worst possible year.Minutes before, Nacho Cano, at the piano, he played One more year, that hymn always accompanied by champagne, grapes and tar, but this time without anyone to sing along. Sailing against the silence, like a cruel trick of what has happened in 2020, but singing: "In the Puerta del Sol / Like the year that was",...
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In front of Barkhane’s troops, Jean Castex pays tribute to the three soldiers who died in Mali

Prime Minister Jean Castex in front of the troops of the Barkhane force in N'Djaména, Chad, on December 31. EDOUARD ELIAS FOR "THE WORLD" Prime Minister Jean Castex paid tribute on Thursday December 31 to the three French soldiers who died Monday in Mali in a mine explosion, expressing in front of the troops of the Barkhane force in N'Djaména, Chad, his "Deep sadness" but also the "Determination" of France in the face of terrorism. “By rereading in the plane which took me to you the whole of the military file (…), but also the biographies of your three brothers in arms, I felt at the same time the chance that our country has to be able count on soldiers like you, but also a deep sadness ", the prime minister said during a...
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The diabolical year that Felipe VI faces: the good and the bad news is that it depends on Sánchez

Related news The calendar (the calendar, the book of accounts in Latin) for Felipe VI in this newly released 2021 is not favorable, in principle. Nor was 2020 and came out on the shoulders as the leader politician best rated. If there were elections for Head of State, he would be the most voted ahead of characters like Pedro Sanchez, Felipe Gonzalez O José María Aznar.For the Crown, 2021 is therefore complicated. Diabolical, as we will see. Surely, because there is always a good, regular or bad excuse for the enemies of the Monarchy to try to destabilize its highest representative, the King. The first semester will not give Felipe VI respite. A feather flies: January: Easter and the coalitionOn day 5, Juan Carlos, Honorary King of Spain by a Royal De...
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The pandemic snatches 70,160 million from the Ibex 35 in the sixth worst year in its history

Related news The most ominous analysts they expected a cataclysm in 2020 and the appearance of Covid-19 proved them right. The coronavirus blow to the Spanish stock market is specified in one figure: the 70,161 million euros of capitalization that the Ibex 35 was left in this turbulent year. That is the amount that makes up the 15.45% decline that placed the Spanish index as the worst in Europe.The blow is more than bulky. The sixth worst since his birth in 1992but it could have been worse. The 8,073.7 points to which the Ibex 35 dismissed this Thursday the exercise were at the same time a slab and a relief. And is that the Madrid index came to test 6,107 points in its most bearish crosses of the year, back in March. A level from which it has managed to...
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Laya gives in to London and will demolish the Gibraltar Gate but does not clarify what he gets in return

Related news For many years, the discussion about the Gibraltar Gate was about whether to open or close. It was kept closed by the Franco regime since 1969 and it was opened in the 1980s by the Government of Felipe Gonzalez, then as a requirement for entry into the European Community. Almost forty years later, and when the opposite comes into force, a divorce agreement with the European Union (EU) such as Brexit, the Gate "rises".That was how it was announced directly Arancha González Laya during a press conference held on the last day of the year in La Moncloa. The Minister of Foreign Affairs announced the principle in accordance with United Kingdom on the Rock before the deadline for the turn of the year, celebrating that there was no "hard border" in a...
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Will the Covid-19 pandemic end in 2021? This is what science and history say

Related news At the time of writing, there are almost two million COVID-19 cases officially diagnosed in Spain, with more than 50,000 official deaths from said diagnosis in our country. Globally, cases exceed 80 million, and deaths approach two million. It is clear that we are still far from stopping the pandemic.Epidemiologists and public health specialists have tried to predict when the end will be, developing a multitude of mathematical models based on prior scientific knowledge. However, SARS-CoV-2 seems to escape any known epidemiological model. Neither forecasting nor the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to build the models seems to help. For this reason, instead of trying to predict the future, historian Nükhet Varlik of the University of South ...
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The rise and fall of Pompaelo: the secrets of the monumental city of Pompeyo in Hispania

He said Ernest Hemingway on one of his trips to Pamplona that Navarre was the best land he had ever seen. The plateaus and northern mountains must have something, since for centuries they have been indispensable enclaves for the different civilizations that have inhabited the Iberian Peninsula.Stone tools dating back some 75,000 years ago have been found around the Arga River and by the first millennium BC there was already a first town of Basques under the current city. By the time the Romans arrived, this cereal-like oppidum had reached eight hectares in area and the civilization from the Italian Peninsula understood that this Iberian settlement could be beneficial to them. As far as is known, the Roman general Gnaeus Pompey the Great it would have arrived in the ...
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Only the voters of the PSOE and Podemos believe that their personal economic situation will improve in 2021

Only 16.5% of Spaniards believe that their economic situation It will improve in 2021. This is clear from the latest survey carried out by SocioMétrica for EL ESPAÑOL. 41.2% think that what refers to their pocket will get worse and 39.5% predict that there will be no variations.That is the climate that prevails in Spanish society at the end of 2020, the first year of the pandemic. Throughout the week, this newspaper will publish the rest of the results of a macro-survey that evaluates politics, the economy, the pandemic and the main international issues. Disaggregated the numbers by political parties, it can be seen that only the voters of PSOE and United we can they hope their accounts will prosper this year more than they did last.Enthusiasm characterizes those...
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Page is grateful for being the “bad guy” for Iglesias: he aspires to “sweep it away” as in CLM

Related news Half joking half serious, and in full Christmas spirit, Pablo Iglesias said last Tuesday, during an interview on Spanish Television, that Emiliano Garcia-Page he is the "bad guy" of Spanish politics. "That is very bad with us. I tell you with affection" the second vice president affirmed with a half smile, before the game that he proposed, live, Jesus Cintora, and after having said that the good guy would be Fernando Simón, "he's a good guy", and the ugly one himself.In the surroundings of the president of Castilla-La Mancha the dart is received with sportsmanship. "We thank him for his relaxed and friendly tone, almost as a show of respect," say sources close to García-Page. They also ensure that the leader of the Castilian-Manchego socialis...
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Let the wheat germinate (or happy New Year)

It all started, in China, with a somewhat muted rumor, a buzz like in Cronenberg's Cosmopolis. Then came the shortage of masks, the hydroalcoholic gel disappeared, the glorification of his majesty the soap that had ascended to the throne of miraculous remedy thanks to a Dr. Knock turned minister.A new word arrived that shocked the astonished survivors of the dying French language: lockdown. Another that became our viaticum and in which every non-forgetful announcer heard the very name of contempt, inequality between men and ostracism: social distance. And yet another, which spoke of selfishness, of closing in on oneself and even of hatred: preventive measures or barrier gestures. Under the list of these words that Ubú parents with the face of technocrats brandish b...
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Gas, sugary drinks and fuel: everything that goes up in price on January 1

Related news The entrance of the new year allows leave behind the 2018 budget law. On January 1, a recently approved legislation comes into force that raises the economic environment in which Spain will face the arrival of European funds, the massive vaccination campaign and economic recovery.A 2021 in which Freelance contributions rise between 3 and 12 euros, according to the basis for which they are listed. An increase in the contribution rate is established from 0.8% in 2020 to 0.9% in 2021 in the case of cessation of activity and from 1.1% to 1.3% for professional contingencies. With the extension of the ERTEs and the rise in the minimum interprofessional wage (SMI) still on the table, a crucial year for the Spanish economy begins with some questions ...