Missing students Mexico: arrest warrants against soldiers

SSix years after the alleged murder of 43 students, the Mexican judiciary has issued arrest warrants for soldiers allegedly involved in the disappearance of the young people. Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced the court order to arrest the military on Saturday when a report on the state of the investigation was presented. Parents of the students also took part, who had suspected that soldiers were involved for years.

Exactly six years ago, on the night of September 26-27, 2014, near the city of Iguala in the state of Guerrero, the 43 students of a left-wing teachers’ seminar in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, disappeared when they wanted to travel to a demonstration in the capital Mexico City .

Doubts about the official version

According to the Mexican judiciary, the group was abducted by corrupt police officers and extradited to the Guerreros Unidos drug gang. Gang members are said to have mistaken them for members of a warring cartel, murdered them in a garbage dump and burned them.

The students’ families and independent experts from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights questioned the official results of the investigation. The government of then President Enrique Peña Nieto was criticized internationally for the slow processing of the case.

New investigations

The controversy surrounding the case prompted his successor, López Obrador, to found a truth commission that was supposed to “start from scratch” with the investigation. Truth Commission President Alejandro Encinas said Saturday that the Defense Ministry has now released information on a military unit stationed in the region six years ago.

“When will you arrest the soldiers?” Asked a spokeswoman for the victims’ families, María Martínez Zeferino. “We had hoped for something different today. It’s been six years and we have nothing. “


Dachau – turning assistant helps the fire brigade – Dachau

The Dachau fire brigade has recently started driving with a turning assistant. It is a significant plus in traffic safety, say the fire fighters. That’s why the three largest vehicles were equipped with it. The assistant warns the driver, for example, when cyclists or pedestrians are in the blind spot. At the same time, a monitor shows these road users. “The Dachau fire brigade is pleased that we can contribute to more safety in traffic with these turning assistants,” says Commander Thomas Hüller at the presentation of the system with Lord Mayor Florian Hartmann and Peter Strauch, who is not only an active member of the fire brigade, but also a fire brigade advisor on the city council . The trip to a mission is demanding enough. “Anything that can then support the driver and make the journey safer for our colleagues and citizens is welcome,” says Hüller.

With just under 1,400 euros per turning assistant, the improvement is quite inexpensive, emphasized Mayor Florian Hartmann. “I wish our volunteer fire brigade continued accident-free travel to their operations – and thank you very much for your daily commitment to the well-being and safety of all of us,” he continued.

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“If we play well, maybe we can get Messi to stay at Barça” (Xavi Hernández Navarro)

He puts on his headphones and greets the screen just in time between the end of training and the start of the physiotherapy session he has scheduled before lunch. He retains the childhood look of when he won at La Masia and the day of his debut with Barça’s first team at the Bernabéu, in the Champions League, in 2011. But nine years later, at the beginning of a new official season and when still the wounds of the busiest summer that has been remembered at the Camp Nou for decades have not been closed, it boasts a very adult speech, typical of a captain. Sincere as well as politically correct, Sergi Roberto reviews Barça news a few hours before his debut in the League against Villarreal (9pm / Movistar Partidazo).

A new season begins when it has just been a month of 2-8 against Bayern Munich. Is the mourning still going on?

Inwardly, yes. It’s hard to forget that result, but now that we’re starting to compete it will be a little bit in the past. Now, we must not forget it completely, as it will surely make us stronger during this course.

What happened in Lisbon? How do you explain now, a month and a half later, why everything went so wrong?

I do not know. It is difficult to find an explanation. At the beginning of the game we were tying and we made a stick. That would have changed the dynamic, but it was not. They scored our second quick goal and then we sank. In the second half, with such a wide result, it was very difficult to go back. We also came from Anfield (4-0) and Rome (3-0). Psychologically we were very affected and we did not know how to overcome. Bayern were favorites and played like a bulldozer, but I trusted us. Player by player we were no worse than them.

“After 2-8, I would have understood that they told me they didn’t count on me”

After 2-8, how did you feel in the locker room? Were there words of consolation?

I just had anti-doping control at the end of the match, and when I finished there was no one left in the locker room. But from what I was told, no one said anything. Total silence. We were all devastated. Then, at the hotel, I did meet up with my classmates. And the same: silence. We didn’t know where to put ourselves. But hey, now begins a new season in which we will have to prove that we have learned from what happened in Lisbon.

Piqué, hot, that day said that if necessary he would leave to force a change of cycle. Would you have expressed the same?

At the time we all thought so. Especially those of us who have been here for a long time, that what we want is the best for Barça, that the club returns to where it deserves, and that if changes are needed, go ahead.

After that match, names of possible casualties began to emerge. Were you afraid to be blacklisted?

No one could be quiet. Besides, the market is shorter than usual and there are fewer movements. I would have understood that they told me they didn’t count on me, but from the first moment they reiterated their trust in me. I’m really looking forward to starting the season.

Why do you think Barça continue to trust Sergi Roberto?

Not a question for me [riu]. What I can tell you is that, despite having been to Rome, Anfield and Lisbon, I give my all in training and matches and I always look for the good of the team.

Do you understand that legends like Luis Suárez should be dispensed with to force a change of cycle?

I, as a partner, would have liked you to continue. But in the end we don’t make the decisions. They do it from above and it must be respected. However, Luis has made history and has been a key piece in the titles we have won lately.

You’ve been very affectionate with him on Instagram. Do you think that this affection that you have shown him has been lacking on the part of other people?

I don’t know how the conversations between Luis and the club went, but it is true that he could have been notified with more time and not with a phone call. In addition, it is a pity that he has not been able to say goodbye to the public.

Did you know that Messi had asked to leave all last season?

I didn’t know anything about it. And when the news started coming out [el burofax] I couldn’t believe Leo didn’t want to continue. I wished it wasn’t like that. With him we are stronger and I celebrate that in the end he has stayed at the club.

Did you write to him via WhatsApp when you found out about burofax?

I know what those moments are like. So many things go through your head that it doesn’t help to receive many messages. It is better to leave the person who has to make the decision alone.

“For Messi, losing Suarez is like separating from his wife or best friend”

Suárez said: “A player must accept that he must leave when a club asks him to, in the same way that a club must accept when a player asks him to leave.” Do you agree?

It is a very complicated situation. The player looks after his interests, and the club, too. It is difficult to reach a balance in which everyone is happy. The club wants to make money and the player, the best for his future. But Leo’s case is special. He has been giving his all for this shirt for 20 years.

Do you see him motivated with the new project? On Friday he harshly criticized Suarez’s farewell.

It is normal. For Leo, Luis is like a brother. They were together all day. It didn’t feel good to see him leave when he didn’t want to. I hope that with the days it gets better and that we can count on Leo to win the titles. In the end, it’s like when you separate from your wife or your best friend. They are complicated processes. Now peers we will strive to make you feel loved.

Can you convince him to renew and end his career at Barça?

He said he would only stay one more year, but if we play well, the sensations are good and we win titles, who knows if he changes his mind. If we get it, much better.

After the departure of Semedo you are the only right winger in the squad. And that you are not lateral. Have you assumed since you will only step on the middle of the field in special circumstances?

[Riu] Right now, yes. I’m clear.

Why has a pure winger like Nélson Semedo never taken your place? Is it so difficult to cover this position at Barça?

Being a Barça player is complicated. We have seen a lot of players coming to the club as stars and then not adapting to play against very close rivals or leaving a lot of space behind. Nélson has performed at a good level, but the club has decided to sell him. I thank you for the healthy competitiveness we have had. We have always tried to help.

Do you know Sergiño Dest?

I haven’t seen him play much, really.

What does Ronald Koeman expect from you?

It has given me very good feelings. The game system has changed and the training sessions are tactical, to fix aspects of the game in relation to last season. Expect the best from me and the whole team.

Do Riqui Puig and Aleñá do well by insisting on staying when the coach has already told them that they will not play much?

From my personal point of view, I say yes. I was in the same situation as them in my early years, in which I didn’t participate much, and in the end then it was my turn to play more, even if it was in a different position. [Riqui Puig i Aleñá] they have a lot of competition, but the season is very long and I am sure they will have opportunities. And when they have them, they will have to take advantage of them.

“I don’t care if the next Barça president goes down to the locker room or not”

As a member of Barça, how do you interpret that more than 20,000 signatures have been collected to vote against the president?

It shows that there are a lot of people who are unhappy with how things are being done, but I am a player before I become a partner. That’s why I have to focus on football. I prefer not to get into too much discussion with the rest of the club’s issues.

Bartomeu leaves and there will be elections. Looking to the future, do you prefer a president who goes down to the locker room or stays out of it?

I want Barça to do well. I don’t care if the president goes down to the locker room or not. I want the team to win titles, to have players from the house, for people to be happy and feel identified with what they see. I want a president who looks for the best for the club.

I was wondering why in recent years the relationship between the dressing room and the board has not been the best.

It’s like any business. Things will go better and you will perform better if there is a good relationship between all the employees.

We are still in a time of pandemic. Do you miss more efforts in Spanish football to get people back to the stadiums?

It is strange to play without an audience and I understand that now the highest priority is health, but this week we have already seen the European Super Cup with people in the stands. If things went well there, maybe you could try to do the same here. Gradually putting people in the fields, complying with health measures… We prefer to play with our hobby.


Corona: Municipalities and counties for more restrictions – politics

Shortly before the meeting of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) with the state heads of government on the corona crisis on Tuesday, the municipalities are calling for new nationwide restrictions on public life. In view of the increasing corona numbers, the district day advocated a uniform upper limit of 50 people for private parties at the weekend. And the Association of Towns and Municipalities requires an expansion of the mask requirement to busy places and, for example, Christmas markets if there are high numbers of infections.

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The President of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Lothar Wieler, has confirmed the impression that many of the new corona infections in Germany can be traced back to private meetings. “At the moment, people are mainly infected in their private sphere, ie at parties, wedding celebrations, funerals, and also in church services,” he said World on Sunday. The private sector plays “the major role”. In contrast, the risk of infection in companies has not been so high, said Wieler. So far, there have also been very few infections in shops, said the RKI boss. There are now some outbreaks in schools. This has to be analyzed well. On Tuesday, Merkel wants to discuss the consequences of the current high number of infections with the Prime Minister.

Lauterbach demands free flu vaccination

The SPD health expert Karl Lauterbach is calling for free flu vaccinations for all insured nationwide due to the corona pandemic this autumn and winter. The member of the Bundestag spoke in the World on Sunday of a “very sensible, low-cost measure”. Because of the pandemic, doctors particularly recommend vaccination against flu this year. However, many providers only cover the costs for patients who belong to a risk group.

Health experts in the Bundestag do not fear that the vaccine could become scarce. “This year, too, the vaccine will be enough – we can afford to make it available to all insured persons free of charge,” said Lauterbach. The spokeswoman for health policy for the Greens, Kordula Schulz-Asche, expressed a similar opinion: “We have to go into the cold season with a preventive strategy in order to prevent rising flu and Covid-19 infections.”

1411 new corona infections registered in Germany on Sunday

As expected, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported a comparatively low number of new corona infections on Sunday. The health authorities had transmitted 1411 cases within one day, as the RKI announced in the morning. Experience shows that the number of cases reported is usually lower on Sundays and Mondays, also because not all health authorities report data to the RKI at the weekend. On Saturday, a significantly higher value was achieved with 2507 new corona infections.

2507 new corona infections – highest value since the end of April

The number of new infections with the corona virus in Germany reached the highest level since April on Saturday. Within one day, the health authorities in Germany reported 2507 new corona infections, as announced by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). On Friday, the number of newly reported corona cases was 2153.

According to RKI information on Saturday morning, at least 282 730 people in Germany have been proven to have been infected with the Sars-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the Corona crisis (data as of September 26, 00:00 a.m.). According to the RKI, the number of deaths in connection with a corona infection is 9452. That is nine more than the day before. About 249 700 people survived the infection according to RKI estimates.

The peak of new infections reported daily was at more than 6000 at the end of March / beginning of April. The number then tended to fall and rose again in July. In August, the number of cases was just over 2000 (2034). The number of new infections detected also depends on how many people are tested.

According to RKI estimates in Germany, according to the management report on Friday, the number of reproductions, or R value for short, was 0.91 (previous day: 0.78). This means that an infected person infects slightly less than another person on average. The R-value depicts the infection rate approximately one and a half weeks beforehand. In addition, the RKI gives a seven-day R-value, which is less subject to daily fluctuations. It shows the infection process from 8 to 16 days ago and was last at 1.01 (previous day: 0.97). Accordingly, an infected person infects about one other person on average.

German doctors are increasingly prescribing controversial drugs

The malaria active ingredient hydroxychloroquine, for which US President Donald Trump and Brazil’s head of state Jair Bolsonaro campaigned in the fight against Covid-19 diseases, has a report by Spiegel according to at least temporarily found many followers in Germany. The magazine refers to a preliminary evaluation by the Scientific Institute of the AOK, which includes prescriptions by general practitioners at the expense of statutory health insurance.

As a result, around 704,000 daily doses of hydroxychloroquine had been given in February, and almost 1.06 million in March. This means that the drug was prescribed to almost 10,000 more patients than in the previous month. In April and May these numbers fell again, but remained at a higher level than in the previous year. In June the values ​​were again below the average of the previous year.

Hydroxychloroquine is approved for the therapy of various diseases of the rheumatoid type and for the prophylaxis and treatment of malaria. Its effectiveness against Covid-19 was discussed controversially in spring 2020. In the USA there was an emergency approval for the treatment of Covid-19 at the end of March, in Europe it was never approved for the indication against Covid-19.

Spahn against nationwide mask requirement

Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn has spoken out against a nationwide mask requirement in public places. “From my point of view it makes sense that it actually happens locally, regionally, after the infection,” said the CDU politician on Thursday evening in the ARD “Tagesthemen”. It always depends on what the source of increased numbers of infections is.

“We knew that with the easing that had taken place over the past few weeks and months, the number of infections could rise again,” said Spahn. “The important thing is that we now mainly see where they happen. They don’t happen in retail, not especially in daycare centers and schools, but mainly when partying.” It is therefore correct that the cities and regions where the number of infections has risen particularly sharply took local measures.

Laschet: “Don’t just look at the pure infection numbers”

The North Rhine-Westphalian Prime Minister Armin Laschet has spoken out in favor of a new type of risk assessment in the corona pandemic. “Learning to live with Corona primarily means keeping a close eye on all developments. We must not only look at the pure infection numbers,” said the CDU politician Handelsblatt (Friday).

Laschet called for the capacity of the hospitals and the number of intensive care and ventilated Covid-19 patients to be included more in the assessment of the situation. The same applies to the proportion of traceable infections, the number of tests and the proportion of positive test results. “We need standardized corona monitoring for the whole of Germany, which maps the pandemic development to the specific community,” said Laschet.

Doctors’ representatives consider the Corona warning app to be ineffective

In the fight against the corona pandemic in Germany, medical representatives rate the effectiveness of the warning app as extremely low. “Since the data in the app is not automatically forwarded to the health authorities, this instrument in its current form does not provide us with any great support in quickly fighting and containing corona outbreaks,” said the chairwoman of the Federal Association of Doctors in the Public Health Service , Ute Teichert, the newspapers of the Funke media group. The app plays “almost no role in the everyday work of the German health authorities”.

It is “extremely seldom that an app user contacts us because of a corresponding warning,” said Teichert. Politicians have decided to “put data protection above pandemic protection”. You have to accept this.

Chancellery chief Helge Braun (CDU) described the app as a “great success story” on Wednesday 100 days after it was launched. With around 18 million downloads, it was downloaded more often than all other Corona apps in Europe. According to Health Minister Jens Spahn, almost 5000 users have warned their own contacts with it.

From Teichert’s point of view, it would be helpful if the app had a function with which users could at least voluntarily allow warnings to be passed on directly to the health department. This would mean that the responsible authorities “would be informed much faster about cases of infection and could quickly take measures to contain a corona outbreak. This is a crucial point,” said Teichert. At the moment, however, it is up to the app users whether they report to the health authorities after a registered contact with an infected person. “Whether they actually do it cannot be checked,” said Teichert.

Federal government declares regions in eleven EU countries to be risk areas

The federal government has declared regions in eleven countries of the European Union to be corona risk areas due to the increasing number of infections. This also includes areas in the neighboring countries of Denmark, the Czech Republic, France, Austria and the Netherlands. That comes from the list of the Robert Koch Institute updated on Wednesday evening. In total, 14 of the 27 EU member states are now fully or partially designated as corona risk areas.

Regions in Denmark, Portugal, Ireland and Slovenia were added on Wednesday. In addition, other regions in France, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Croatia, Romania, Austria and Hungary were identified as risk areas. The Foreign Office also issued a travel warning for all of these areas on Wednesday evening.

The Reuters news agency reports that the Federal Foreign Office has issued travel warnings for the Portuguese capital Lisbon and the French regions of Center-Val de Loire, Normandy and Brittany. In addition, warnings are given against unnecessary tourist trips to the Irish capital Dublin and the Czech Republic, with the exception of the Aussiger region (Ústí nad Labem) and the Moravian-Silesian region.

Travelers returning from risk areas must be tested for corona 48 hours before or after entering the country. The travel warning is not a ban, but is intended to have a significant deterrent effect. However, it also has a positive side for consumers: it enables travelers to cancel bookings free of charge.


Joe Montana apparently prevents his grandchild from kidnapping

Former American football star Joe Montana apparently prevented the kidnapping of his nine-month-old grandchild. The Los Angeles police confirmed a corresponding report on the “TMZ Sports” portal on Sunday.

A 39-year-old woman broke through an unlocked door on Saturday afternoon into the house in Malibu where Montana was staying with his wife Jennifer and their grandchild, according to the TMZ Sports report. Montana told police the baby slept in a playpen.

The woman picked up the child and then went to another part of the house, where she was discovered by Montana and his wife. According to the 64-year-old, they confronted the woman, tried to “de-escalate the situation” and asked her to return the child. According to police, there was then a scramble and Jennifer Montana tore the baby from the woman’s arms.

“Scary Situation”

Joe Montana commented on the moment of shock on Twitter. “Many thanks to everyone who got in touch,” he wrote: “Scary situation, but thankful that everyone is fine.” He asked that the family’s privacy be respected.

The 39-year-old alleged perpetrator fled, but was arrested shortly afterwards. You face a lawsuit for break-in and kidnapping. The police did not want to publish more information with reference to the ongoing investigation.

Montana was a professional American football player for 15 years and is considered one of the best quarterbacks in history. With the San Francisco 49ers he won the Super Bowl four times. In 1994, Montana ended his career.

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Investigations into the extremes of the earth’s climate

Dhe climate in the prehistoric age of our planet was subject to constant changes, some of which were considerable. These natural fluctuations did not happen as quickly as the current man-made climatic capers. But they were still able to move the earth from very hot to extremely frosty states. However, the knowledge about the paleoclimate has so far been quite incomplete, and there have been strong fluctuations in the accuracy of the measured values.

For the first time, an international group of researchers has recorded a picture of the earth’s climate over the past 66 million years based on uniform measurements and consistent interpretations. In this epoch, the New Earth Era, the climate went through four distinctly different phases. In the hottest climatic phase, which climatologists call “hothouse”, the mean temperatures were up to 15 degrees higher than today. In comparison, from a geological point of view, the prevailing climate today resembles a freezer, also known as an “icehouse”.

The 24-member research group led by Thomas Westerhold from the Marum Center for Marine Environmental Sciences (Marum) at the University of Bremen used a total of fourteen drill cores for their investigations that had been drilled in the ocean sediments of various seas over the past two decades. These deposits cover the entire epoch of the New Earth Era, beginning 66 million years ago with the Paleocene Age up to the present day Holocene. Since there are no direct readings for past temperatures, Westerhold’s scientists were dependent on so-called climate proxies, from which earlier temperatures can be derived. Several such indirect indications are found in marine sediments.

Lime shells as temperature probes

In order to make their extensive analyzes as uniform as possible, Westerhold and his colleagues concentrated on the traces of oxygen and carbon isotopes in the calcareous shells of marine microorganisms. However, only two of the more than ten thousand species were of interest to the researchers. These are the foraminifera of the genera Cibicidoides and Nuttalides that live on the seabed. Because these two species existed largely unchanged throughout the Earth’s modern age, they allowed a uniform analysis of the paleoclimate for the entire period since 66 million years.

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Drill cores reflect the earth’s climate

For their paleoclimatological analyzes, the researchers working with Westerhold use, among other things, a measurement method that goes back to the American Nobel Prize winner in chemistry, Harold Urey (1893 to 1981). It is based on the fact that the three natural isotopes of oxygen occur in three different concentrations. The most common isotope with an average of 99.76 percent is oxygen-16 (¹⁶O) with eight protons and eight neutrons in the atomic nucleus. Oxygen-17 (¹⁷O) with 17 neutrons, on the other hand, is the rarest variant with 0.04 percent. Oxygen-18 (¹⁸O) occurs in nature with an average of 0.2 percent. Since it has two more neutrons than ¹⁶O, it is also a little heavier. When evaporating seawater, oxygen-18 is at a disadvantage compared to ¹⁶O because of its slightly higher weight. In order for it to evaporate, the water temperature must be slightly higher than with the light oxygen variant ¹⁶O.

From this Urey had correctly concluded that cold seawater contains more oxygen-18 than warm water. If, for example, a cold period prevails, the ¹⁸O content in the marine sediment and thus also in the calcareous shells of the foraminifera is slightly higher than the average. If, on the other hand, the earth’s climate is dominated by a hot period, more oxygen-18 evaporates and the proportion of this isotope in the calcareous shells decreases. Differences in the ratio of the isotopes 16O and 18O can therefore be converted directly into the temperature prevailing during a cold and warm phase. You will thus become a climate proxy. Similar conclusions about the prehistoric climate can be drawn from the ratio of the two carbon isotopes ¹³C and ¹²C.

As the scientists working with Westerhold report in the journal “Science”, they have succeeded in using the relationships between the oxygen and carbon isotopes in the sediments to depict the climate throughout the entire modern period in a uniform manner. The global temperature was used as a measure.

The hot planet cooled off

It has been known roughly for a long time that it was particularly hot on earth at the beginning of the Eocene, for example around 45 to 55 million years ago. Since then, our planet has cooled continuously until it was four degrees colder on average during the Quaternary Ice Ages than it is today. From the latest analyzes, the researchers conclude that the mean temperature dropped by up to twenty degrees between the Eocene and the Ice Ages.

In total, the Westerhold scientists identified four distinctive climatic phases. In the first ten million years of the Earth’s Modern Age (Paleocene) and in the period between 50 and 35 million years later (Eocene), the “warm house” climate prevailed, in which it was between four and twelve degrees warmer than today. The extreme hot period during the Eocene was called the “hothouse” phase. At the beginning of the Oligocene, about 34 million years ago, there was then a clear, quite sudden cooling of the earth by about three degrees.

At this time, the ice armor that still exists today began to emerge in East Antarctica. This phase lasted about twenty million years until there was another drop in temperature in the Middle Miocene. The researchers call both epochs “coolhouse”. The coldest section of the New Age to date, the “Icehouse” phase, then begins with the Ice Ages about two million years ago and continues today – regardless of global warming as a result of man-made climate change.


Mo de Movimiento, the sustainable restaurant thanks to large doses of innovation | Innovation

It never made more sense to enter and exit through the same door. A gesture without bragging, almost reflexive, everyday. For MO de Movimiento restaurant, in the noble area of ​​Madrid on Espronceda street, it is everything. The beginning and end of a circular gastronomic commitment, of sustainability, of centuries-old innovations. The beginning and end of an act as profane as feeding.

The entrance warns that something different awaits. Intertwined blue and yellow cables act as a knob. They welcome us to a place where everything is carefully thought out to prepare. From two large wood-burning ovens present as soon as you walk through the door to XXL jugs hanging from the ceiling. But these alleged decorative effects stem from the obsession to protect the environment of Felipe Turell, CEO and co-founder of MO de Movimiento. “All decisions are based on sustainability. Our business is food, but that has long since ceased to be differential. Only in Madrid there are more than 5,000 restaurants ”, he explains.

The space itself is an exercise in recycling. More than 18 months of works in which to preserve decades of history of those who previously inhabited it: the Espronceda Theater, an eighties nightclub and the photography set of the Efe agency. The only modification has been the opening of the ceiling of the stalls, which has enabled an interior terrace. The black of some walls is the same that accompanied the agency. The furniture materials come almost entirely from the ton and a half of rubble generated by these works. “I visited the place. I realized that there would be a large amount of waste and I said to myself why not build everything with it ”, says designer and artist Lucas Muñoz, alma mater of the project.

Behind the proposal it is possible to think that technology has not made an appearance, but it is a matter of perspective. The centennial and artisan innovation runs through the more than 1,000 square meters of the establishment. More pioneering trends and tools also have a place, although we do not rush. Let’s go back to the giant jugs. They come from a Badajoz tinajero master, heir to a 500-year-old family tradition, who bricks the workspace every time he turns on the oven. “He has had a hard time. At first glance it has the shape of a standard jug, but it had to incorporate nozzles and at the bottom they are curved ”, Gómez explains.

Let’s not be fooled by aesthetics. Its mission is to air-condition the restaurant in the same way that it cools the water inside. The only help they have to get to every corner is a fan on top. This is known as the adiabatic and wet pulp process. Something that the Arabs used in Spain for centuries and is present in North African cultures. “In the tests we did in my workshop, we have dropped the temperature by 14 degrees,” says Muñoz.

The pipes are inherited from the Roman aqueducts and Arab ditches. Under the ground they have made a water plant that takes advantage of all external and internal water resources. They collect rainfall for irrigation. They distribute this water to the ovens, which heat through copper tubes and direct it to the ground, which functions as a natural radiator. The one they serve to diners, after triple filtering, also comes from the rains. The water from the kitchens and bathrooms, in which the basin is a set of bricks – cement included – taken from the rubble, goes to the cisterns.

The color of the uniforms, designed by Inés Sistiaga, comes from a natural dye extracted from the nails in the stalls. To extend the life cycle of the clothing, a sashiko has been made over the logos, a Japanese darning that preserved the garments in moments of austerity. Organic waste is collected by its own compost machine. Most of it is sent to the local suppliers they hire and the rest is used as compost for the restaurant plants. “Prioritizing sustainability has been my workhorse. Some were more vigilant about investment and others about aesthetics. I’ve had millions of dilemmas, really ”, reflects Turell.

21st century technology

Like so many items hidden in plain sight, the latest technology emerges quietly. This is the case with software capable of measuring different characteristics of materials and determining which one is more sustainable. As mentioned by the CEO and co-founder, formerly in charge of Derby Hotels projects, he analyzes elements as disparate as the life cycle, reuse or whether the manufacturing process is clean. “Many times what is not seen is more important,” he suggests. A philosophy present in your cashless bet. The restaurant only accepts digital payment methods. No cash. “When you make a decision, you have to give up something,” he ditch.

Furniture has been one of the great beneficiaries of the software, with the help of Marcel Gómez and Cristina Freire, to preserve the green and circular economy discourse. Varnishes have the least impact on the environment. The same goes for the cements with which the demolition rubble has been remixed. Also noteworthy are the recovery techniques for water-repellent boards, which are now eating tables, or beams, converted into chairs. “Everything is open source. Anyone can download the plans and take them to their carpenter to build it ”, says the designer and artist.

In line with common innovative problems, the establishment has had to solve dilemmas such as which company was granted home delivery and how to integrate the online store into an eminently offline model. According to Turell, omnichannel has been less expensive than delivery. With the intention of not deviating from the business model, companies like Glovo or Deliveroo did not enter the equation. “We opted for Mensos because 85% of their workers are on the payroll and they move with electric bicycles. They are aligned with our sustainable policy ”, he reasons.

Even with the insistence that food is not so differential, it is still the raw material that gives meaning to the place. Again, sustainability enters the picture. Apart from the fact that the menu is served using a QR code, Turell reiterates that all the genre comes from small Spanish producers, except for coffee. He buys the same flour from a Sigüenza mill as he does processed anchovies in Colmenar Viejo.

“Not all systems will be educated for two years,” concludes Muñoz. As if it were a living ecosystem, MO’s particular digitization needs to learn all the transformation it has just undergone. He even thinks about organizing events, workshops, conferences and film screenings; But that is just guesswork for the moment. All he wants is that, in the end, so much principle put on the table will reopen the door of circular gastronomy.


Formula 1 in Sochi – “Where are those in the regulations?” – Sports

The race was over and Lewis Hamilton rolled his Silver Arrows over to a rather unfamiliar parking position. Behind a sign with the large number “3”. There he was now standing next to the car of his team-mate Valtteri Bottas, who had earned a place on the “1” for the ninth time, and Max Verstappen’s Red Bull, in front of which was a “2”. Hamilton climbed out of the car and ran over to interviewer Johnny Herbert, who was about to ask him a few awkward questions. Hamilton put his hand to his ear as if he wanted to close his shell to dampen Herbert acoustically.

But before that he quickly pulled the zipper on his racing suit up to his chin. According to regulations! That was added on Hamilton’s bad day: Shortly before the start, the World Automobile Federation had banned a possible continuation of Hamilton’s anti-racism campaign. It issued a guideline that pilots must wear their overalls “closed to the neck” during the podium ceremony and interviews. After the race in Mugello, Hamilton wore a T-shirt that read “Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor”, reminding him of the black American who was shot by a policeman. Who knows what message Hamilton had prepared in Sochi on Sunday.

But now Johnny Herbert was also standing in front of him. And Herbert, three-time race winner, wanted to know from him why he hadn’t managed to achieve Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 racing victories today, which for a long time it was thought that mankind had colonized Mars before it would equalize anyone. Herbert knew the answer, of course: Hamilton had burned a forbidden dress rehearsal on the asphalt in Sochi with his tires: he rehearsed the start half an hour before the race. Twice in a row. However, right at the end of the pit exit – not where test starts are allowed. For this he received a penalty of two times five seconds. Five per start. Ten seconds that cost him victory and postponed his jubilee day by at least two weeks: Then Formula 1 drives at the Nürburgring.

He just didn’t have the best day, said Hamilton. Herbert stayed with it, followed up. “It doesn’t matter now. I’ll take the points with me,” said Hamilton.

Hamilton learns of his sentence by radio

Hamilton’s annoyance was enormous, understandably. He wasn’t even to blame for the illegal performances. He had previously asked his team whether the test starts would be allowed. He was temporarily threatened with the imminent loss of his driving license: He initially received the ninth and tenth penalty points in the sinner register. With twelve points he would have had to sit out for a race. Formula 1 is tough like the driver’s license office in Flensburg. However, hours after the race, the commissioners withdrew the penalty points – and instead sentenced Mercedes to a fine of 25,000 euros twice.

When the commissioners in Sochi came to their verdict, the race had long been running. Hamilton found out about his sentence on the radio. In disbelief, he asked: “Where are these in the regulations?” Then he commented: “Just to slow me down. But it’s okay!” Well, Article 19.1 of the “Event Notes” states: “Practice starts may only be carried out on the right-hand side of the lane after the traffic lights at the pit exit.” His team boss Toto Wolff took Hamilton under protection. It is not exactly “specified” where exactly the place for the starts is.

Hamilton actually started in an area after the traffic lights at the pit exit. However, very far from and not immediately after the traffic lights. For safety reasons, the rulers are obviously concerned with a spatial equalization between the exercise start area and the course. It was no longer observed. Hamilton later admitted that he had chosen the place far back at the exit very deliberately. “I generally do this in every race. I’ve been doing it for years and have never had any problems.”

These are unusual mistakes that Mercedes have made recently. Apparently the regulations are not firmly in the mind. The other day, at the race in Monza, Hamilton had made a pit stop even though the pit lane was still closed. The team learned at that time that two blinking crosses on the left side of the track should be observed at certain moments. And now in Sochi there were also problems in the qualification: Hamilton almost retired from the time chase, barely made it to the final. But only because his racing team had screwed the softest, fastest and most ephemeral tire compound on his car in Q2 to be on the safe side. The regulations stipulate that the tires from the Q2 must also be put on at the start of the race. Which is why Hamilton, pole position or not, had a disadvantage in Sochi: He had to make good use of the most perishable tires in order not to risk one more stop than Verstappen, who started the race from second on medium tires.


24 Hours of Le Mans: never two without three

Toyota will have largely dominated the 2020 edition of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but encountered problems halfway through the race with the car finally finishing third. The second place goes to the Rebellion of Norman Nato, Bruno Senna and Gustavo Menezes, five laps away, ahead of the other Toyota of Kamui Kobayashi, Mike Conway and Jose Maria Lopez. This “hat-trick” allows him to keep the trophy given to the winner, which can be displayed in the group’s factory in Japan.

Last race at Le Mans for the Toyota TS050

It is also the third victory at Le Mans for the Swiss Sébastien Buemi and the Japanese Kazuki Nakajima and the second for the New Zealander Brendon Hartley. “We thought that everything was against us at the start, but in the end we finished with five laps in advance,” said Buemi. His car had experienced brake problems in the early hours of the event, forcing him to let the sister car slip away. Brendon Hartley said the atmosphere was “not quite the same without the fans”, but that winning Le Mans a second time was “a wonderful feeling”. “It was special to drive the car for its last victory at Le Mans,” said Kazuki Nakajima. “It looks like we were a little luckier than the other car. »This 88e The edition took place behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic and took place exceptionally in September after seeing its traditional June date postponed for the same reason.

In principle, Toyota will not participate in the next edition of the legendary endurance test in 2021 with its TS050 hybrid, preparing for the arrival of the new category of “hypercars” from 2022. Buemi and Nakajima had won in 2018 and 2019 with Fernando Alonso, the double Formula 1 world champion. But the Spaniard has decided to skip the Le Mans event this year to prepare for his return to Formula 1 next year with Renault. He was replaced by Brendon Hartley, already winner at Le Mans in 2017 with Porsche.

Disappointment for Kobayashi

Starting from pole position on Saturday, the No. 7 of Conway, Kobayashi and Lopez led until the middle of the race, before having to change his faulty turbo. Kamui Kobayashi’s crestfallen face as he got out of his car after driving it back to the pit in the middle of the night spoke volumes about the Japanese driver’s disappointment. Already three times second in 2019, 2018 and 2016 (well 2016), “Koba”, a former Formula 1 driver, fully intended to take his revenge this year and climb to the top step of the podium. The Japanese manufacturer started off as a favorite for a third consecutive victory. But its superiority on paper was called into question by the balance of performance (BoP) which reduced its advantage over the Rebellion, a private Swiss team that last competed in the 24 Hours.

Aston Martin wins in GTE

In the other categories, the No. 22 Oreca of the United Autosports team piloted by Filipe Albuquerque, Paul Di Resta and Philip Hanson, won in LMP2. This team belongs to the American Zak Brown, also owner of the F1 McLaren team. In Grand Touring, the Aston Martins took the victory both among professional drivers (LM GTE PRO) and among amateurs (LM GTE AM).

While waiting for the hypercars

This 88e edition did not offer an exceptional field with only five cars entered in the premier LMP1 category, including the Toyota and the Rebellion. But the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), the organizer of the 24 Hours, is looking to the future with new categories, LMH hypercars from 2021 with a new Toyota and the American Glickenhaus, which will themselves be joined by a Peugeot the following year. The 2022 edition should also see the unloading of the Le Mans Daytona hybrid LMDh prototypes meeting common regulations with the American IMSA championship, and determining a technical sheet that is less expensive than hypercars, and therefore likely to attract new competitors. Finally, Alpine will also try its luck in 2021 in the current premier class LMP1 NH (for non-hybrid).

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Vikings – Titans (30-31) : Stephen Gostkowski sauve Tennessee | Touchdown Actu (NFL Actu)

Minnesota Vikings (0-3) – Tennessee Titans (3-0) : 30 – 31

Long ineffective, the Titans were able to be patient, while staying in contact, thanks to their kicker. If Ryan Tannehill (23/37, 321 yards, 1 int) was in trouble, Tennessee could count on Derrick Henry (26 races, 119 yards, 2 touchdowns) to conclude the actions.

For their part, the Vikings may have regrets. Dalvin Cook (22 races, 181 yards, 1TD) started his season, and rookie Justin Jefferson (7 receptions, 175 yards, 1TD) made Stefon Diggs forget, at least for one game. Kirk Cousins ​​(16/27, 251 yards, 3TDs, 2int) him, seems still borrowed and the defense sometimes seemed to regain its level, being solid on the third opponent attempt (3 conversions allowed out of 13). However, this remains insufficient, and the field goal missed by Dan Bailey in the middle of the third quarter will have finally been of great importance.

Efficiency for Minnesota

The start of the match is at the level of the first two outings for the Vikings attack. After a 3 & out entry, Dalvin Cook gives the illusion of a new breath, before releasing the ball by crashing on the back of his fullback.

But behind, the purples are almost perfect. Cook makes up for it at the end of the first quarter time and slams a 39-yard run that ends in the endzone.

The titans react with a long drive and find themselves in a redzone. This is the moment that Harrison Smith chooses to come out of nowhere and intercept the Tennessee quarterback. The momentum is clearly on the side of the locals. Worn by Justin Jefferson, the Vikings make the first attempts. The drive is concluded with a reception of 16 yards from Adam Thielen (3 receptions, 29 yards, 1TD).

For their part, Mike Vrabel’s men break their teeth on defense, as soon as they come within range of field goal. Despite several possessions in the opposing camp, Tennessee registers only 9 points. In the end, the two teams have the same statistics at half-time, but the efficiency of the violets allows them to have an 8 point lead at the end of the second quarter.

A crossover in the second half

After a failed field goal by Dan Bailey and a successful one by Stephen Gostkowski, the two attacks meet back and forth and the Vikings strike first. Justin Jefferson stood out again and scored the first touchdown of his career.

Led by 12 points, Tennessee responded immediately with a touchdown from Derrick Henry, his first of the season. Behind, the defense forces a 3 & out and Tannehill connects with Kalif Raymond for a 61-yard pass. Henry finishes the job, the 2-point conversion is missed, but the Titans regain the advantage with the snap of a finger.

It was the Vikings’ turn to react and Kyle Rudolph put the locals back in front with a spectacular reception, which would bring back bad memories to Cowboys fans. The 2 point conversion is also missed.

A fifth field goal by Gostkowski allows the Titans to return to 2 points, and a defensive stop allows them to recover the ball 4 minutes from the end of the match. Blocked on the 37 yards of Minnesota, Vrabel sends his kicker for a field goal of 55 yards. Once again, Gostkowski does not tremble and gives the advantage to the Titans, with 1 minute and 44 seconds remaining.

A messed up snap puts an end to the last hopes of the locals, who chain a third defeat in three games. Quite the opposite for Tennessee, which continues its perfect season.