Latest news for today Saturday, December 4
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Napoleon’s secret weapon: the terrible famine with which he weakened Spain to invade it
Madrid suffered the War of Independence like no other region in Spain. On May 2, 1808, the capital was already completely taken. Benito Pérez Galdós thus recounted in his ‘National Episodes’ how the city was blown up, when about 25,000 French people stood in the El Retiro park and its surroundings: “There was no more voices than weapons, weapons, weapons! Those who did not shout on the streets, shouted on the balconies. And if a moment before half of the people of Madrid were simply curious, after the appearance of the artillery they were all actors ».
A report by Fernando Simón says that “evidence increases” that Ómicron “escapes immunity from the vaccine”
The Ministry of Health has warned that «increases the evidence“That the omicron variant of COVID-19” escapes the immune response caused by previous variants and by vaccines. “
An overwhelming Marc Gasol at his LEB Gold premiere
Inactivity has not taken a toll on Marc Gasol in his debut at the LEB Oro. The pivot from the NBA He was the most decisive player in the Girona basketball in the victory against Huesca La Magia. Gasol scored 19 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for a PIR of 39.
Taliban crack down on forced marriage of women, but forget about their right to education and employment
The Taliban surprised with a Friday of prayer in which they made issued a decree on women’s rights in the ’emirate’. The Islamists issued a document with six points to clarify that “women are not property, they are a noble and free human being” and reject forced marriage, a common practice in the country. The Taliban believe that women “should not be forced to marry against their will, whether single or widowed. No person can give one woman to another in exchange for a peace agreement or to end a lawsuit.
Magnus Carlsen plays with fire and ends up winning the longest game of a World Cup
Time is an essential factor in chess, especially when it runs out. Magnus Carlsen played with fire in the sixth game of World Chess, in which he was left with only 20 seconds per movement to reach the first control. “That is nothing in a complex position,” noted the great teacher. Pepe Cuenca on Chess24. Best of all, it was the champion himself who got into that mess, just when it seemed that the game was heading towards the sixth consecutive tables of the championship. It was even the Norwegian who seemed to be fighting for the tie. So much risk was not in vain and in an eternal game, lasting almost eight hours, he ended up bending the applicant, who will have a very difficult time recovering from the beating.
Cascos will also be judged for the Forum payments to his ex-wife and for collecting rallies such as conferences.
The Second Section of the Provincial Court of Asturias has admitted the appeal of Foro Asturias against the decision of the Court of Instruction number 2 of Oviedo that had sent Francisco Álvarez-Cascos to trial for misappropriation of only 5,550 euros of the party in personal expenses, like shoes, a psycho-technical test or tickets to watch tennis. Subsequently, the instructor admitted another 4,477 euros in personal expenses – including 3,290.60 euros “for the trousseau of a bed” – but the Provincial Court has agreed with the plaintiffs and has sent the entire alleged diversion of funds to trial that ABC unveiled and that appear in the complaint filed by the current Forum managers. Among them are the 174,000 euros that the party paid between 2012 and 2014 to rent the headquarters of the company from the then wife of the former vice president of the Government, María Porto. Despite the fact that the party had no workers in Madrid, Foro paid around 6,500 euros per month to use the Porto office, and it did so to the Cinqualium company, of which the politician had been sole administrator until 2011.
The traffic jams at the Barajas checkpoints threaten the Constitution Bridge
The recovery of international passenger traffic produced at the airport of Barajas this fall, thanks in large part to the reopening of USA, sparked a collapse in passenger passport controls that is still far from being fixed. For months, the airlines have been demanding that the Ministry of the Interior reinforce the police officers in charge of these posts; but the department headed by Fernando Grande-Marlaska it refuses and assures that “specific problems” are only occurring when several landings coincide in a short space of time. Now, after the umpteenth day of delays at the airport, from the air sector they warn that the collapse could compromise the bridge of the Constitution.