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“At the age of 6 Benaiges took my panties down and touched me everywhere”

"At the age of eight he locked me up with five older boys. It is the scariest moment in my life.""He grabbed my hair and put me in the shower" The first memory that Maria has of Albert benaiges and from the Escola Barcelona de Les Corts is when he was six years old. "I remember that man lowering my panties and touching me everywhere in the locker room. He was six years old the first time and from there, eight years more," he tells this newspaper. The most terrifying moment lived also has the protagonist who, until last week, was the coordinator of the Barça youth squad. "At the age of eight I was doing gymnastics after school and he locked me in the locker room with five older boys, some who were not ev...
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“Thank you for leading the way”

Rafa Nadal highlighted that Manolo santana, who died this December 11, always "was a reference, a friend and a person close to all"and showed his appreciation for what he did and" for mark the path of so many". "I have just received the terrible news of the death of our great Manolo Santana. As I have said many times in the past: thank you very much for what you did for our country and for marking the path of so many. You were always a reference, a friend and a person close to everythings, "he wrote on social media. The Mallorcan, winner of twenty Grand Slam highligh...
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Why do we say “Achilles heel” to denote weakness (and how accurate it is anatomically)

Dalia VenturaBBC News WorldDecember 11, 2021Image source, Getty ImagesCaption, Achilles, the central character and greatest warrior in Homer's Iliad.We all have an Achilles heel, literally and figuratively.In fact, in the first case, we have two, which are also called Achilles tendons.They are tough bands of fibrous tissue that connect the calf muscles to the heel bone. When the calf muscles flex, the Achilles tendon pulls on the heel and that is the movement that allows us to stand on our toes when walking, running or jumping. And they are lthe largest and strongest tendons in the body, which is curious because we use the expression "Achilles heel" to refer to the weak point of a person or thing.But that, like so much more, we owe to the wonderful imagination of the Ancient Greeks.Men...
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Tennis player Manolo Santana, the first Spaniard to win a Grand Slam tournament, dies at 83

Manuel Santana, who died this Saturday in Marbella at the age of 83, was the great pioneer of tennis in Spain since in 1961 he was the first of his nationality to win a Grand Slam tournament: that of Roland Garros.Manuel Santana was born in the Madrid neighborhood of Vallecas on May 10, 1938. From a humble family, at the age of 12 he began working at the Velázquez club as a ball boy.In 1954 his father died, who was imprisoned for political reasons during the Franco regime, and the Romero Girón family took him under their protection. He moved in with them and went from ball boy to club member.In 1955, coinciding with the end of his high school studies, he won the Junior Spanish Championship, which he revalidated the following year. Also in 1956 he was awarded the Real Madrid Tennis Cup...
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Malcolm McLean, the visionary who invented shipping containers (and blew up trade and globalization)

Drafting BBC News WorldDecember 11, 2021Image source, MaerskCaption, Malcom McLean imagined how containers could create a new international trading system.90% of international trade is transported by sea. Computers from China, T-shirts from Bangladesh, copper from Chile, cars from Japan, tomatoes from Spain and everything, everything you can think of, travels in one of the 20,000 metal boxes that a cargo ship can transport.A steel box with 548,000 bananas, 55 refrigerators, 400 televisions, 13,000 bottles of rum, or a car."Globalization, as we know it today, it would not have been possible without the container", says Marc Levinson, economist, historian, and author of books such as" The Box ", where he explains how innovation made possible the expansion of international trade, and" Ou...
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Espanyol takes oil out of chaos

The Blue and White team come back twice against a Levante that has chained 25 games without winning in the League, the worst streak in historyVicente Moreno's team went ahead, rested on their laurels and with a double from Puado they ended up taking advantage of the mental fragility of their rival The Spanish has played this Saturday with fire against him I raised (4-3). The Blue and Whites have added another three points at home (20 of their 23 have been achieved at home), but have bordered on failure against the bottom, who has been close to ending his incredible streak: 25 days without winning. Two goals from Puado, his first goals in the First Division, allowed the three points to remain in Cornellà, ...
Europe

Dozens are feared dead in central US after tornado, governor says

At least 70 people are feared to have died in the US state of Kentucky after tornadoes struck several Midwestern states."This has been the most devastating tornado event in our state's history," Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said, emphasizing that the death toll is likely to rise.The tornado hit a factory in Mayfield, Kentucky, where there were 110 people at the time, the governor said."It's very difficult, really difficult, and we are praying for each and every one of those families," he said.US President Joe Biden said he was told about "devastating tornadoes in the central United States.""Losing a loved one in a storm like this is an unimaginable tragedy. We are working with governors to make sure they have what they need as they continue to search for survivors and damage assessmen...
Europe

The assembly of the entity of the Bosnian Serbs in favor of withdrawing from the central institutions in Bosnia

The assembly of the Bosnian Serb entity voted in favor of a set of provisions that would allow the regional government to exclude itself from national institutions despite the threat of new sanctions.The all-day session was marked by lengthy speeches by Bosnian Serb member of the state-level tripartite presidency Milorad Dodik and the entity of the President of the Republika Srpska, Željka Cvijanović, while a heated discussion led the opposition to leave the process in protest.Despite this, Dodik's SNSD-led ruling coalition had enough votes to pass the proposals which included drafting new entity-level laws that would allow the Bosnian Serb region to withdraw from the army, security services , the tax system and the judiciary of Bosnia.The proposed measures come with a six-month period ...
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“I hope it happens to me at Madrid what happened to Simeone at Atlético”

The Real Madrid coach praised the Argentine's career at the rojiblanco club and confirmed that Benzema will be in the derby: "Karim has trained well, has good feelings and is available. Tomorrow he will play." Carlo Ancelotti He appeared at a press conference in the run-up to the derby against the Athletic to analyze the current situation of the whites, who arrive very prominent in the leadership of the League and classified as first group in Champions, like the rojiblancos who got into the crosses after winning in Port. 💬 @Ancelotti: '' There are 3 points but we are also aware of the extra pressure that there wi...
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The indictment rests on Ghislaine Maxwell’s sexual abuse trial

Prosecutors finished bringing their case against Ghislaine Maxwell on Friday after a key accuser in the British socialite's sexual abuse trial testified that Maxwell and her partner, Jeffrey Epstein, forced her when she was just 16 years old.Annie Farmer told jurors that she accepted an invitation to the financier's sprawling New Mexico ranch in 1996 in the hope that Maxwell and Epstein would help her with her academic endeavors. Instead, she said, Maxwell ended up massaging her breasts and Epstein got into bed without her permission.Three others have claimed in the trial that began two weeks ago that Maxwell recruited them to give Epstein massages with the intention of a ruse for sexual abuse.Maxwell, 59, has denied charges that she groomed underage girls for Epstein, who committed su...