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27th January, the day of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp, is an annual International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust (Resolution of the UN)

Domingo, 2 Febrero 2020

 27th January is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The atrocity of war left little chance to survive, but in spite of this, there were courageous men and women of different nationalities, who took great risks to rescue Jews during the Holocaust. Let’s share amazing stories to remember the Righteous Among the Nations. Let’s show the world the lesson of the Holocaust is not only one of sadness, but also a lesson of courage, dignity, compassion, and heroism.

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The Climate Summit will be held in Madrid from 2nd to 13th December 2019

Lunes, 2 Diciembre 2019

 The Climate Summit will be held in Madrid from 2nd to 13th December 2019

The  United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has issued a brief communication announcing that the 25th edition of the Climate Summit will be held in Madrid. The COP25 has thus taken only a few days to select a new venue after the recent renunciation by the government of Chile due to the violent protests currently taking place in the country.

The press release, whose content was approved by Patricia Espinosa, the UN’s executive secretary for climate change, maintains the scheduled dates of December 2nd to 13th, and establishes the Feria de Madrid (IFEMA) as the venue for the international meeting. The event is expected to attract between 20,000 and 25,000 delegates from the 197 member countries, according to estimates by the summit organizers in Chile.

Spanish offer

Chile officially renounced the organization of the COP25 on Wednesday, October 30th. The decision was notified by the Chilean president Sebastián Piñera, to Farhan Haq, the UN’s deputy spokesperson, who said: “There have been past precedents of cases where the hosting country is not the same as the venue countries”. This has allowed Chile to retain the presidency of the meeting and hence the leadership in spite of not hosting the event.

One day later, Pedro Sánchez, the acting prime minister of the Spanish government, conveyed to his Chilean counterpart Spain’s willingness to “collaborate in everything required, including, if necessary, hosting the Climate Summit in Madrid”. Chile can thus capitalize on “the immense effort that it has made since the start of its preparations for the summit ten months ago”, in the words of the Spanish government’s communication.

Third venue in under 12 months

For the Spanish government: “The multinational action on the climate is a priority on the agenda of the United Nations and the European Union and demands a major commitment from everyone”. The event will still be chaired by Carolina Schmidt, the Chilean Minister of the Environment.

Chile had already taken over from Brazil when president Jair Bolsonaro renounced the presidency and organization of the COP25 when he came to power. The climate summit has thus suffered two setbacks this year before finding its definitive site.

Gabriel García, chairman of the Madrid Hotel Association (AEHM), was quick to react. In declarations published by Europa Press he said that the Spanish capital is “more than prepared” to host this event and mentioned a very recent precedent, the final of the Copa Libertadores, which was also held in Madrid in December 2018 after an outbreak of unrest in Buenos Aires before the match.

Octoberfest 2019 Begins

Miércoles, 2 Octubre 2019

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The 186th Oktoberfest is officially under way. The mayor of Munich opened the annual event, and the first glass of beer was filled.

Millions of party lovers from across the globe travel to Munich each September to visit the world’s most famous beer festival.

People expect that more than 7 million litres of beer will be consumed during the 15-day event. People can enjoy the festival in 38 big tents. They can also take part in some historical tours.

Space Exploration

Martes, 23 Julio 2019

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Groundhog Day 2019

Sábado, 2 Febrero 2019

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On Groundhog Day 2019, Punxsutawney Phil could not find his shadow. And as the legend goes, this means we’re in for an early spring. 

The Pennsylvania groundhog isn’t the only weather-predicting rodent in this quirky American tradition, but he is the most famous. And according to the Punxsutawney Groundhog Club, his opinion is the only one that matters.

This is only the 19th time out of 123 in his recorded history (there are 10 years where no record remains) that Phil hasn’t been able to find his shadow. 

Even so, Phil is usually wrong, and meteorologists aren’t too sure Phil’s suspicions are right either. 

It’s hard to imagine that spring is right around the corner after the polar vortex this past week, but we’ll just have to wait and see. 

At least one other prognosticating groundhog disagreed with Phil on Saturday: New Jersey’s Milltown Mel predicted a longer winter after reportedly seeing his shadow. Mel has been giving predictions for the past 10 years.

Punxsutawney Phil, the weather prognosticating groundhog, is held by the gloved hands of handler Ron Ploucha during the 129th celebration of Groundhog Day on Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., Feb. 2, 2015.

The Groundhog Day shadow legend

The legend goes that if the groundhog sees his shadow on Feb. 2, there will be wintry weather for the next six weeks (just about until the start of spring). If he doesn’t see his shadow, that means fairer weather is on the way. 

What happened at Gobbler’s Knob this morning?

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club’s Inner Circle — a group that organizes the event and cares for groundhog Phil — brought Punxsutawney Phil out of his den in front of a large crowd as cameras beamed his image around the world.

They reported that Phil communicated in “groundhogese” that he could not find his shadow.  According to legend, that means there will be an early spring.

The Punxsutawney Groundhog Club traces the tradition’s roots back to Candlemas Day in Europe – the Christian “festival of lights” that falls on Feb. 2, midway between the start and end of winter.

Diwali

Miércoles, 7 Noviembre 2018

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2018 FIFA World Cup

Domingo, 1 Julio 2018

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All Blacks Princess of Asturias Award for Sports 2017

Lunes, 6 Noviembre 2017

New Zealand’s national team and highest rugby representation achievable in the country, the All Blacks are the most successful international rugby side of all-time. With a winning percentage of 77.1% over 552 Tests (1903-2016) they are noted as one of the most prolific teams across any sport. Instituted in 1893, the team played its first international match in 1903 against Australia in Sydney and toured the British Isles in 1905. Having become an icon of the sport worldwide, the All Blacks are also considered an example of racial and cultural integration, conveying values of unity, friendship, solidarity and sportsmanship.

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Leonard Cohen’s Speech - Prince of Asturias Awards 2011

Jueves, 1 Diciembre 2016

Leonard Cohen

Halloween

Lunes, 2 Noviembre 2015

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