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Those infected by death | Babelia

A red universe, floor and ceiling, forms with curved tables a great atmosphere that overflows the hills of Scotland. It seems a tribute to the late Gerardo Vera, who could not finish directing this show at the Centro Dramático Nacional. Doubly, because Alejandro Andújar, who collaborated closely with Vera on many occasions, signs the set design and costumes. Orson Welles would like it too. The music is another marvel, signed by a young composer, Alberto Granados: at times, his score makes your hair stand on end. There is what appears to be an image of the Macbeths throwing a newborn baby down a well. It's a nightmare? Then, the image of a child, almost a young man, growing up in the background of a screen (courtesy of Álvaro Luna). And bravo, as always, for the lighting of Juan ...
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Brussels plans a recovery fund that leaves out Hungary and Poland | International

The European Commission has debated in its weekly meeting this Wednesday the formulas to launch the long-awaited recovery fund against the pandemic without counting on Hungary or Poland. The plan, according to community sources, would allow to avoid the veto of Hungary and Poland to the EU budgets and finance the 750,000 million euros of the recovery fund within the budgetary framework in force and distribute it among the countries that wish to participate. The formulas on the table are politically risky, because they would visualize the isolation of Hungary and Poland within the club. But the community body ensures that from a technical point of view "they can be applied quickly." The threat to ostracize those two countries comes a week before the European summit on December 10 and...
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The ombudsman: “Confining immigrants in the Canary Islands is not the solution” | Spain

The ombudsman, Francisco Fernández Marugán (Cáceres, 74 years old) was scheduled to be in the Canary Islands this week to check in person the reception and reception conditions in the islands after the crisis unleashed by the arrival of about 20,000 immigrants, but is confined at his home in Madrid. After learning that a member of his team tested positive for coronavirus, he had to cancel the trip, but he grants this telematic interview in which he analyzes the situation of the archipelago after the visit of his technicians from 16 to 21 last November. "In the current situation, rigid approaches or isolated solutions are not valid," he warns. For Marugán, the "most obvious" mistake in this crisis has been the Arguineguín dock, where 2,600 people were crowded. "It shouldn't have exis...
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The 11 most outstanding series of December | Television

To overfill Christmas parties more homelike than usual, the networks and platforms are planning a new batch of various premieres and series returns. Our usual monthly selection ranges from Spanish historical blockbusters to the highly anticipated returns of two youth fictions, to a comedy to lighten the load this year or the first series produced by Shonda Rhimes for Netflix. Of all the premieres and comebacks in December (which you can check in our calendar), we recommend giving this selection a try.Brooklyn Nine-NineIn an especially dark year, comedies, especially comedies sitcoms, have been on many occasions a great television lifeline. Many have seen again Friends O The Office this year looking for a smile that was hard to find in the real world. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of his ...
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30% of the Spanish territory concentrates 90% of the population | Spain

The concentration of population on the coast and Madrid and the depopulation in the inland communities have been there for decades, but the problem has accelerated in recent years. The Executive has commissioned a report that reflects this imbalance in the Spanish demographic map, which will have immediate effects on one of the fundamental political debates in the near future: regional financing. The dispersion already appears among the variables of distribution of regional financing, but the communities in which this problem is greater, those of the so-called Empty Spain, they are being coordinated and demand a greater weight of this criterion due to the increasing cost of public services such as health and dependency due to the progressive aging of the population. The more than 4...
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Why are animals good company for the elderly? | Blog Sixty-something

For people over 60 years of age, an animal at home can be a living companion that activates their social relationships, offers them unconditional affection and alleviates the feeling of loneliness. Cristina de la Rosa Tineo, psychotherapist and member of the Nudos center, explains that having an animal at home is "a choice, something that is done for pleasure and its benefit will be linked to the motivation of the person to care for and take care of it". "A dog or a cat at home helps to give a structure to the day; to facilitate certain routines. When people stop working, they often have a few months of adaptation to the new situation. After having been active for many years, They feel somewhat disoriented and have to find the best way to organize themselves. Having to take the dog ...
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What is being ‘queer’ | Ideas

A pamphlet was circulated from hand to hand at the 1990 New York Pride rally. It read: “When many lesbians and homosexuals woke up in the morning, we felt angry Yasqueadxs, no gay [alegre, en uno de los significados de la palabra en inglés]. So we choose to call ourselves queer. It is a way of reminding ourselves of how the rest of the world perceives us. It's a way of telling ourselves that we don't have to be charming and witty people who lead low-key, marginalized lives in the heterosexual world. " Queer Nation, an organization that fought against homophobia and the HIV pandemic, signed the manifesto, which has gone down in history as one of the first demands of the word queer. The tour of queer Until that explosion of pride and vindication it was long: in the 16th century, i...
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Denounced for avoiding danger on Everest | sports

Nothing seems normal lately when it comes to Everest. If the effects of the pandemic in 2020 have closed the way to the roof of the planet, avoiding new dramas and agglomerations, the fall of 2019 closed with news that has caused perplexity and unease. A client, the CEO of a Silicon Valley company, has sued his guide for breach of contract and fraud. Specifically, the plaintiff, Zac Bookman, claims compensation of $ 100,000 (85,000 euros) from the guide, an American like him, Garrett Madison. If the lawsuit is successful, and if a judge rules in favor of the plaintiff, the life of the guides and the interpretation of their work would have a dangerous before and after.It all started in mid-September last year, shortly after the guide and his four clients reached the base camp on the ...
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Is the end of the pandemic in sight? The optimism of a vaccine that arrived by Internet | Spain

Good afternoon! Today I wanted to tell you about the new vaccines and the success they represent, which seems almost science fiction. We are still in the middle of winter, but summer is looming. This week we celebrate that the end of the pandemic is looming, thanks to two vaccines that are proving effective. Europe and the US will give the green light to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines perhaps before the end of the year, following the UK, which could start administering the first in a matter of days. Vaccines have always been the best exit strategy from the crisis, but their success was not guaranteed and nobody expected them so soon. Its development has had futuristic overtones: a group of Chinese researchers uploaded the genome of a newly appeared pathogen to the Internet, making ...
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Murals, offerings and the trick used by fans who want to visit Maradona’s grave

150 meters from the main entrance to the Bella Vista Garden, the private cemetery where he is buried Diego Armando Maradona, T-shirts are sold. In a makeshift space, on a corner, dozens of jackets of various colors dance to the rhythm of the breeze. The vast majority, from LeBron James and the NBA. The lack of dimension of what happened just a week ago in this area (in the San Miguel district, northwest of Greater Buenos Aires) is surprising. And it is exposed with that incredible postcard. Fairy tale. But in reality it is part of the daily life of that neighborhood. That was altered on Thursday, November 26, when everyone gathered around the sidewalks to watch the funeral procession of the great idol pass. But go ahead with your habits. If until then the Los Angeles L...