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Skip the Line: 25 Official Business You Can Do Online in Spain

Nothing is certain in life in Spain except death and previous appointments (preset appointments). Dealing with the Spanish public administration is undoubtedly one of the disadvantages of daily life here for many foreigners. Earlier we asked you, our readers, how you thought about undertaking official business in Spain, and the responses ranged from a resounding "remarkably annoying", to others calling it "nothing terrible" and the more pragmatic saying "it gets better." READ MORE: 'The queues are ridiculous': What the Spanish bureaucracy really is like "They need to go over so many questions that could be done much easier," argued Karen Williams at the time. And although there is still much to be done to improve many offici...
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Recipe: How to make, eat and enjoy calçots

Photo: Silvia Martin / Flickr If you are in Catalonia and you want to enjoy your own calçotada but you don't have access to your own barbecue, don't worry. Fortunately, there are places to find picnic areas near the city and vineyards that have barbecue. They provide you with the barbecue, firewood and tables and you only bring what you want to eat and drink (in the case of the wineries, you are expected to buy their wine). READ ALSO: Eight Steps to Dining Like a Local in Spain Calçots Recipe: Preparing Calçots couldn't be easier. No need to clean or root them, just grill them as shown above. Unlike meat and other vegetables, which are best cooked over hot embers, calçots must be cooked while the flames are still burning. After ...
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Grand Slam Champions Among Quarantined Tennis Players at Australian Open

The Grand Slam champions are among 47 players locked up at the Australian Open, after four people on charter flights to Australia tested positive for COVID-19. The positive cases were found on two of the flights that brought players, staff, officials and the media to Melbourne for the first Grand Slam tournament of the year.Players classified as close contacts, having been on the same flight as those who later tested positive, must remain in a more severe quarantine compared to the broader group of players who will be allowed to leave their rooms to practice for up to five hours up to date. day.Those in strict quarantine will have to stay there for 14 days and will not be able to practice during that time.Local health authorities have said that all players were warned of the risks in ...
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OPINION: Brits in Spain will need to get used to life without Cheddar

As Britons across Europe adjust to a new post-Brexit reality, the consequences of leaving the EU are gradually being revealed to the British public. So far, most of the problems have not directly affected the British living in Spain. Whether it's cries of betrayal from the fishing industry or companies worried about bureaucracy and the cost of exporting to Europe, the main impact has been felt by the British in Britain, not those in Europe. However, we have experienced some initial issues of our own, especially related to UK travel and product ordering. This week, Dutch border guards joked at the expense of Brexit, confiscating sandwiches from British travelers. While many extremists came to the easy and false conclusion that EU count...
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Brazil’s Amazon Region Suffers A Deadly Lack Of Oxygen Supply Amid COVID Pandemic

Doctors in a Brazilian city are grappling with a shortage of oxygen reserves amid the coronavirus pandemic.Manaus is an isolated city of two million people and it is difficult to import supplies.Lack of supplemental oxygen is affecting COVID-19 patients and those without the virus alike.One of the cemeteries in Manaus saw mourners lining up to enter and bury their dead, while Brazilian artists, soccer clubs and politicians used their platforms to call for help.On Friday, a Brazilian air force plane managed to deliver 6,000 liters of oxygen.Desperate patients in overloaded hospitals waited for supplies to arrive just in time to save some, but too late for others.The local government oxygen supplier, multinational White Martins, said in a statement that it was considering diverting part o...
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Ten phrases to talk about cold and humid weather like a true Spanish

January 2021 is becoming one of the coldest months on record in much of Spain, with the lowest temperature recorded in the Catalan Pyrenees (-34.1 ° C) and almost half a meter of snow covering much of the country. After Storm Filomena, a cold snap is now forecast which will cause temperatures to drop even further over the next few days. Logically, what all Spaniards are talking about now is how cold it is, so if you are a Spanish student who wants to impress with your command of the cold theme Spanish, we have you covered. It's freezing! It is the most common colloquial way of saying that it is very cold in Spanish. In the most literal sense, it means 'it's so cold it's peeling', an expression that, according to most s...
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COMPARE: Nine charts to show how European countries are doing in the battle against the rise of Covid-19

In December, America once again surpassed Europe as the region of the world most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, after tighter restrictions introduced in November and December curbed the virus. Health officials have recorded about 30 million cases in Europe, compared to about 40 million cases in the Americas, according to the World Health Organization. Covid-19 Dashboard. These graphics of Our world in data January 13 shed some light on which countries in Europe have been the hardest hit during the second wave of the virus and which have managed to control the pandemic more successfully. 1. New daily confirmed cases The graph below shows a seven-day rolling average for new Covid-19 infections. The obvious change over th...
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Armin Laschet elected new leader of Germany’s CDU party

Armin Laschet has been elected as the new leader of Germany's center-right Christian Democratic Union party.The decision on who would become the leader of the CDU, the party of current Chancellor Angela Merkel, is made months before an election to see who will replace its prime minister of Germany.Laschet is seen as a pragmatic politician and the one most likely to continue down the same path of political center with the CDU as Merkel.He has been governor of the country's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, since 2017.The 59-year-old defeated Friedrich Merz, a conservative and longtime rival of Merkel, at a Christian Democratic Union online convention, winning 521 votes to Merz's 466. Outsider Norbert Röttgen also participated in the three-way contest.Saturday's vote is not th...
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Coronavirus: WHO against vaccine passports as a condition for travel ‘for the moment’

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that it opposed "for the moment" the introduction of vaccination certificates - the so-called "vaccine passports" - against COVID-19 as a condition for allowing the entry of international travelers. to other countries. .Several countries have already expressed interest in producing vaccine passports in some form, including Spain, Belgium, Iceland, Estonia and Denmark."There are still too many fundamental unknowns in terms of the effectiveness of vaccines in reducing (virus) transmission and vaccines are still available only in limited quantities," the committee said in its recommendations, adding that proof of vaccination should not exempt from other diseases. safety measures.Poland became the latest European country to announce the i...
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YouTube removes video of Austrian MP for ‘COVID-19 misinformation’

YouTube removed a video of a prominent Austrian opposition politician under the platform's policy against COVID-19 disinformation.The video showed Herbert Kickl, parliamentary leader of the opposition Freedom Party (FPÖ), speaking in parliament on Wednesday.In his speech, Kickl criticized the Austrian government's decision to close schools during the pandemic, claiming, without evidence, that children would not play "the slightest role" in the spread of the coronavirus.In a statement to Euronews, YouTube confirmed that they had removed the video for violating their policy against "COVID-19 medical misinformation."The video sharing platform has rules against content that contradicts local health authorities or the World Health Organization (WHO) and claims that any group or individual ha...