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Spain backs down in child road safety as road deaths increase

Spain has taken a step back in child road safety. While the general data offered by the DGT for 2019 show slight improvements in global road mortality figuresIf we refer to the fatal accident rate with children involved, an increase from 25 to 32 children died in road accidents was detected.Watching the accident figures offered by the DGT, the number of deceased children between the ages of 12 and 14 also increased in 2019, from two occupants of passenger cars on interurban roads in 2018 to five in 2019, and so did the seriously injured, increasing from 12 to 17 children.During 2019, 12 children died when they were circulating as pedestrians, a small when he used his bicycle, and a minor under 14 who was riding a motorcycle (to whom there areAccording to data from the General Directora...
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They use bio-inspired algorithms to locate bike stations in the city

Bicycles, scooters and electric bicycles have taken over part of the urban space as an alternative for mobility. Electric mobility is booming due to its many advantages such as less pollution, less effort or the ease and speed they offer to move around the city and park. In general terms, and also thanks to the need to look for alternative transport due to Covid 19, the demand for this type of product increased by 144% on average this year (comparing the first and second four months of 2020). The main rise was in interest in bicycles, both electric (demand increased by 231%) and urban (with a rise of 179%).However, due to the increase in demand, buyers have also suffered a financial impact as the average price of these products became more expensive. For example, the average price o...
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How the ADAS of our car work and what are they for

Questions and Answers About ADAS1. What are ADAS systems? Included under this name is a set of systems that are characterized by providing assistance to the driver to increase safety and facilitate driving. Some ADAS systems simply inform the driver of situations in their surroundings. Others alert you to a risky situation, for example, that there is a large speed differential with the vehicle in front of us or that we are stepping on the line and we could get off the road. And when the driver ignores these warnings, there are systems that can even take control of the brakes and / or steering of the vehicle to avoid a road departure or a collision, or to reduce its consequences. Yes: a car that is equipped with an autonomous emergency braking system can brake on its own if it cons...
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The new Toyota C-HR Electric Hybrid 2021 arrives in Spain

About to turn four as one of Toyota's benchmark models in Europe and, especially in Spain, where it is the best-selling of the range, the Toyota C-HR Electric Hybrid unveils its 2021 range. Various novelties, in safety, connectivity and equipment, refresh Toyota's proposal in the C-SUV segment to do so even more attractive. The Toyota C-HR Electric Hybrid 2021 sees its active safety equipment extended by the hand of the new Involuntary Lane Change Warning with active assistant and trajectory maintenance system. This system, Once activated by the driver, it works in addition to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), acting on the steering control and automatically keeping the vehicle centered in its lane, in addition to increasing or reducing speed as the preceding vehicle does to maintain the ...
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Non-contributory pension increases in 2021: What are they and how do they affect me?

The Government will raise pensions next yearnon-contributory 1.8%, double the expected growth of the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Approximately 12,100 pensioners get paid in Basque Country this type of benefit, aimed at those people who, despite never having contributed -or have not done so for the minimum period required-, lack the basic resources to survive. This modality includes those of retirement and those of invalidity. Non-contributory pensions guarantee these people an economic benefit, free medical-pharmaceutical assistance and complementary social services.The revaluation of 1.8% -recovered in the preliminary draft of the General State Budget Law 2021- is double that foreseen for contributory pensions, and according to President Pedro Sánchez demonstrates «once again that t...
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Queen Sofia turns 82 focused on supporting social causes

Queen Sofía celebrates her 82nd birthday today marked by the departure of King Juan Carlos abroad three months ago and by the impact of the health crisis, which, although it has paralyzed her official activity, has not prevented her from turning to supporting charities, social causes and cultural events.Doña Sofía is in good health and the second wave of the pandemic, far from retracting her, has led her to leave the Palacio de la Zarzuela to stay active and in contact with the public.In recent weeks, with the help of the Reina Sofía Foundation, it has undertaken a tour of the food banks of various autonomous communities to show its commitment to those most in need in the face of the deep crisis in which the country is plunged.He has already visited the warehouses in Albacete, Ciudad Re...
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Two arrested in the protests of the deniers on Halloween night in Alicante

A snapshot of the containers that were set on fire. HÉCTOR FUENTESPolice officers pursued the protesters to ensure public order. | HÉCTOR FUENTES Deniers, rebellion and private parties starred on Halloween night in Alicante. So, Last night around thirty young people from the first group took advantage of a supposedly peaceful protest mobilization against the curfew imposed by the Government to end up starring in a vandalism confrontation that resulted in two burning containers in El Barrio, several tables of nightstands thrown on the ground, customers shaken and two detainees accused of having thrown a wrench and other blunt objects at the N...
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And you, do you remember the tributaries of the Tagus?

In the end there will be six to eat. For nine euros each menu is worth ... ». "Wait, I get my cell phone." The stupor face when my 14-year-old niece tells me that she doesn't know such a simple operation by heart is similar to hers when I recite the multiplication tables from memory, from one to ten. "And why did they teach you all that if you had a calculator?" He asks me. I don't know, it was mandatory. Everybody knows the tables, right? ». "Well, no, I've never been forced to learn them like this." Neither something so basic in school mathematics, nor the prepositions –a, ante, bajo, cabe, con, contra… remember ?, surely yes–, nor the rivers ... She is my niece, however, an applied and talented student, which leads us to wonder if the memory lesson demanded of EGB students is...
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Sánchez averts the fear of a short legislature

Not in the best of dreams did they believe in the PSOE last January that, when it was time to negotiate the General State Budgets, they might have allies to choose from. Pedro Sánchez had just tied his investiture after closing the pact with Pablo Iglesias that he had shunned under the argument that it would only lead to enormous instability and after agreeing to ERC's demand to create a negotiating table with the Generalitat. No one in the PSOE dared to raise their voice, but the leadership did not hide their concern. "They are going to make us live permanently on the wire," they said about the independentistas. Ten months and an unexpected pandemic later, the feeling is that of a difficult legislature due to the management of the greatest health emergency in a century, yes, but po...
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The underwater meadow that gives oxygen to Ibiza

Mountains of dry leaves cover the Es Cavallets beach line, one of the most popular in Ibiza. A handful of bathers rush the end of the season, undeterred by a scene that used to cause complaints among tourists. Those ugly heaps of fodder are remains of posidonia and in reality they represent life insurance for the sandy areas, as they protect them against winter storms. Beneath the waters they offer a spectacular image of underwater meadows that this fall, for the first time in years, have returned to bloom.Posidonia is an Attic plant -not an alga- that grows throughout the Mediterranean, but it is especially exuberant in the Pitiusas, in fact it is responsible for Ibiza and Formentera to show off those crystalline waters. In addition to being a powerful carbon dioxide sink, it acts ...
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