Saturday, September 24

Author: Eddie Corp

Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.
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Nadal leaves the Laver Cup and focuses on his personal situation

Rafa Nadal celebrates an action from the Laver Cup doubles match with Roger Federer / ReutersLaver CupThe Spaniard, who is expecting his first child, went to London just to accompany his friend Federer"I couldn't miss this day," said an emotional Rafael Nadal, while dropping that his only reason for traveling to London was to be present at Roger Federer's farewell and that once it was over he would return to Manacor, where his wife She will give birth to her first child in the coming weeks. "I'm not well. It's been difficult weeks, with little sleep and a little stress in general. Situations a little more complicated than usual at home. I have had to deal with a different pressure than you are used to in professional life. Luckily, everything is fine, we are much calmer and in that ...
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Elite sport crosses the border of 40

Roger Federer during the last match of his career. / EFEsports CenterFederer's retirement shows that professionals reach their prime later and stretch their careers more and moreOne of the phrases in self-help books is that age is a state of mind. There may be elderly people in their 30s and adolescents in their 60s or 70s. In the case of sports, especially professional and elite sports, this reality collides with physical exhaustion. Roger Federer has decided to hang up his racket for good. The Laver Cup has been the last tournament with the presence of the legendary Swiss tennis player, after more than a year fighting against a knee that underwent surgery three times. The other two served him to continue, but he has ended up giving up. «I stopped believing that he could continue ...
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Ana de Armas stars in ‘Blonde’: «Before studies controlled your life and now social networks do»

The actress Ana de Armas at the San Sebastian Festival. / EphThe Spanish-Cuban actress transforms into Marilyn Monroe in a film by Andrew Dominik that Netflix will premiere on September 28Ana de Armas (Havana, 1988) was called Ana Celia de Armas when, in 2006, she came to Bilbao to promote 'Una rosa de Francia', a retro melodrama by Manuel Gutiérrez Aragón set in Cuba in the 1950s. The camera loves her fascinating face”, wrote this journalist praising the work of that 16-year-old girl who was working for the first time as an actress. The following year came her series that made her popular, but at the same time became a small slab, 'El internado'. Later, Ana de Armas made the Americas and linked hits like 'Blade Runner 2049', 'Daggers in the back' and '007. No time to die'. 'Blonde...
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The rise of the extreme right threatens to fragment the European Union

From left to right, the leader of the Lega, Matteo Salvini, the leader of Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi, and the leader of the Brothers of Italy, Giorgia Meloni. / AFPNationalist and eurosceptic discourses gain strength in Sweden, Bulgaria and Germany, in the heat of the crisis caused by the warVox's 52 seats in Spain, the rise of Marine LePen in France... After the pandemic, in the midst of an energy crisis and with an increase in prices due to the war in Ukraine, populist formations and nationalist movements have gained strength and They threaten to spread across Europe. The extreme right already controls Hungary and Poland; and it is becoming strong in countries like Bulgaria, Sweden, Germany and Italy, against a European Union that is often seen as an elitist and denationaliz...
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The salary increase, stuck waiting for an income agreement

rcModeration prevails in the agreements signed with an increase of 2.6%, the lowest of the great European powersIf closing a salary agreement is already a complicated task (the previous agreement for collective bargaining dates back to July 2019 and took months and months of tug-of-war), this year's 2022, with runaway inflation, above of 10%, and a war in between that also intensifies and leads the economies to recession seems almost like a utopia. And more so when it largely depends on an income agreement that everyone talks about but about which nobody puts their cards on the table. Not even the Government, which last Wednesday brought together unions and employers again, but for the moment without much success. The positions are very bitter and, meanwhile, a large part of the agree...
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The fish that drank from a porrón

Frances Roig Toqués giving Juanita a drink at her pond in Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1950s. gastrohistoriesIn the 1950s, Francesc Roig achieved an internationally famous feat: training a carp to eat with a spoon and drink a porrónJuanita liked visitors, eating noodles and drinking from a porrón. If she had been an ordinary lady from Vilanova i la Geltrú (Barcelona) her tastes would not have surprised anyone, but Juanita was a dwarf carp, a little red fish barely 12 centimeters long. At some point in the 1940s, she, along with other fish and thousands of liters of water from the Foix reservoir, arrived at a pool located on the Mas Carolina farm in Vilanova. Juanita's life was a lucky accumulation of coincidences, because she could well have never reached that pond. Or to have run off duri...
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The fishing grounds of unrest in which Giorgia Meloni, favorite in the Italian elections, fishes

Andrea Maccari, a university student in Rome, is a bit confused and brimming with rage. He would like to vote for a party of the radical left that no longer exists and, therefore, perhaps he will vote for the Brothers of Italy, the extreme right. "Why? To test. Let's see if anything changes," he says. His reasons, however, are no joke. Maccari unleashes a torrent of complaints for the political class. "This year the books will cost us a kidney, 50% more than last year, schools leak and fall apart, while politicians promise and promise and never deliver," he says. Maccari is one of the many Italians who they believe that their country has no solution. People ...
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At least 87 dead in a shipwreck off the coast of Syria

The balance of migrants who have drowned in front of the Syrian shores in the wreck of his boat from Lebanon amounts to 87 people, as reported by the official Syrian news agency. The figure exceeds the previous balance of 73 deceased migrants who tried to reach Europe clandestinely. The event is added to the one that occurred at the beginning of September when the loss of a ship with dozens of Lebanese and Syrians off the European coast was reported. ...
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Women in Iran, second-class citizens

fozyeh she gets angry when she thinks about the money she is spending for no reason, every day, every morning, in taxis —and the time she wastes stuck in traffic jams— because being a woman cannot go to work by motorcycle. Foziyeh — not his real name — can't afford to buy a car and the public transport it doesn't work for you. So you don't have much choice but the taxi. "If I was on a motorcycle they would stop me and take it from me. Then they would send a court order home to call me to trial. In that trial, the judge would be a man, of course, because a woman is prohibited from being a judge, and they would end up fining me", explains this young woman from Te...
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Death toll rises to 35 in Iran protests, according to state television

Iranian state television raised the dead to 35 in the protests that have shaken the country for eight days over the case of Mahsa Aminiwho died after being arrested for not wearing the correct veil, compulsory garment in the Persian country. Non-governmental organizations assure that the death toll is much higher. "35 people, including policemen, have been killed in the riots," IRIB state television said in its news late Friday night. The protests began on Friday the 16th when the death of Mahsa Amini was ...