VDEORESUM | The Atlantic digs into Bara’s wound

L’Athletic of Madrid won (1-0) this Saturday at FC Barcelona in day 10 of LaLiga Santander celebrated in the Metropolitan Wanda, with a goal of Yannick Carrasco in the last play of the first time and in a very bad exit of Ter Stegen, victory that confirms the great white-and-red moment and darkens a a little more the complicated future of the team of Ronald Koeman.

Those of Diego Pablo Simeone they played almost with pleasure. They didn’t have a Luis Suarez, down for coronavirus, but it was enough with their reliable version against an injured Barça. He does not lift any of the Catalan box, which he even took a step back in the green shoots seen with the Dutch coach. Messi’s match was a sad poem just like that of his team, the day he had to take a step forward.

For more Catalan shortage, Barça regretted the knee injury of Gerard Piqué, who went to the locker room crying in the 62nd minute in an action with Strap. It’s only eight league games, but Atlético, which is projected to be the leader when it comes to the calendar, is already nine points clear of a Barça four just above relegation. Those of the ‘Cholo’ are strong candidates.

The diagnosis of this Barça may not be one, but he is certainly ill. There will always be an excuse, but it is clear that the team is not working and that his flag, Leo Messi, is down. With two-thirds of the season ahead, anything can happen, but the Catalan team seems doomed to a tough transition. Al Wanda, a trick with which to grow in confidence and in a poor ranking, there was no reaction.

The game had the typical post-halt pace – this excuse – although for the first 15 minutes it seemed different. Dembélé overflowed just starting and found Griezmann, but his shot went high. In the other area, Saul flew to Ter Stegen. Atlético chose to wait back, a risk against Koeman’s Barça, as at least they had just been able to play with rhythm and arrival.

It wasn’t this time. The Barça squad was getting as cold as night in Madrid. Also the local box slowed down after good arrivals from Carrasco and especially Llorente, who ran into the crossbar. The risk in the visitors was this lukewarm defense against the fittest team in the Championship, although there was no rush at Atletico. Even less, despite the need, at Barça.


The Catalan image was that of Messi without coming into play, the absence of prominence of De Jong or Pjanic, that of Pedri desperate to receive a ball to the point of stealing it from Dembélé. The Argentine had his chance in the 40th minute, but very leaning against Oblak. Both signed the tie, after a long time without attacking, when Ter Stegen gave the 1-0 away. Piqué did not squeeze well and Corretja stole the ball that leaked to Carrasco, very poorly measured by the goal.

After the break Lenglet was the visiting offensive weapon. The Frenchman had two good headers but both centered. Then Piqué was injured and Barça disappeared. At Atlético he already had enough of his defensive version, a wall from which the ball came out repelled without danger. One of these rebounds fell to Dembélé but the Frenchman shot wide.

Those of Cholo could kill against, but this time the magic of Joao Felix did not leave to shine. Diego Costa’s fight did not mean the sentence either, but Barça’s pride was as low as his performance to change the score. The night was white-and-red with the only but not having his hobby, because of the coronavirus pandemic, enjoying the best Athletic.


–RESULTS: ATHLETIC OF MADRID, 1 – BARCELONA, 0. (1-0, at halftime).


ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Oblak; Trippier, Savic, Giménez, Hermoso; Llorente (Diego Costa, min.73), Saúl, Koke, Carrasco (Felipe, min.91); Correa (Kondogbia, min.84) and Joao Félix (Lemar, min.84).

BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué (Dest, min.62), Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Pjanic (Braithwaite, min.83); Dembélé, Messi, Pedri (Coutinho, min.57); i Griezmann (Trincao, min.83).


0 – 1, min. 48, Carrasco.

– REFEREE: Munuera Montero (Andalusian C.). He admonished Koke (min.9), Carrasco (min.26), Savic (min.79) and Giménez (min.80) by Atlètic

–STATES: Wanda Metropolitano.


Spar Girona’s basketball continues to grow with Julbe

The new Spar Girona by Alfred Julbe he not only wins the matches he passes over the opponent from the first moment. After the comfortable victories against Bembibre and Ensino Lugo, yesterday Uni had to row until well into the third quarter to wear out the enthusiasm of a Campus Promises that, balancing the battle in the inner game, he held on until the break all the good strides of a Uni Girona, which had four players with 15 or more points scored -Eldebrink (17) and Vasic, Araújo and Elonu (all three with 15) – and in the plays of Chelsea Gray, with an authentic individual technique recital, one of the best reasons to watch the match. Be it in the Logroño pavilion or in front of the computer screen.

With the stout Maimouma Diarra (15 points and 15 rebounds) winning the direct duel with Reisingerova, a few days the Czech is with players bigger than her, and the enthusiasm of former Uni Adrijana Knezevic Campus Promete managed to match the party, and that one was seen good basketball, for many minutes. A triple by Eldebrink and a final basketball by Labuckiene left the Girona difference in six points at the break (37-43), but the success of Vasic, Elonu or the triples of Eldebrink (4) and Ferrari (3 ) ended up undermining the resistance of the Promete Campus which has suffered greatly in the third quarter. With Chelsea Gray having fun on the court, sharing smiles and impossible passes, Uni has been making the difference on the scoreboard. triple end of the banyolina Júlia Soler (70-96).


The poet Francisco Brines wins the Cervantes Prize

The Valencian poet Francisco Brines (Oliva, 1932) has been awarded the Cervantes Prize 2020, the highest recognition of Spanish literature awarded each year by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport and which is endowed with 125,000 euros. This was announced yesterday by the Minister of Culture and Sport, José Manuel Rodríguez Uribes, at an event held at the Secretary of State for Culture.

The jury described this intimate poet of the 1950s as a “master of current Spanish poetry and a teacher recognized by all generations who succeed him”, while emphasizing that his poetic work “goes from the carnal to the the metaphysical and the spiritual », underlining his« aspiration of beauty and immortality ».

It is not the first great recognition received by the Valencian author, who in 1986 received the National Literature Prize. Among his published work are titles such as The autumn of the roses, The last coast, To burn the night i Between two nothing.

Cervantes, considered the Nobel Prize for Castilian literature, awarded the Catalan poet Joan Margarit last year, who has been part of the jury this year.

With this award, the traditional alternation of the award has been broken. Although there is an unwritten rule by which the Cervantes Prize falls every two years to a Spanish author, in the edition of two years ago it was broken, as it was awarded a Latin American author -Ida Vitale- after the prize of 2017 for Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez. On this occasion, a similar event has happened, with two Spanish writers awarded consecutively.

It is unknown whether the delivery of the Cervantes Prize will take place, as every year, on April 23 in a ceremony in the Auditorium of the University of Alcalá de Henares. This year’s celebration with Joan Margarit was the first time in the history of the award that it did not take place on this date, coinciding with the day of the death of Miguel de Cervantes.


Peralada hopes to break the unbeaten streak of Sant Andreu today

After being left with honey on their lips last season, Peralada has continued to give war to its rivals at the start of this season. Except for the last day, when they rested, those of Albert Carbó already accumulate two victories and a tie that they hope to improve this afternoon against a Sant Andreu (4.30 pm) that at the moment only knows what it is to win. Mikel Azparren’s men come strong in the Alt Empordà with four victories in a row, although the rivals’ streak is no excuse for the champagners. Coal can count on the entire staff after the antigen tests are done in the middle of the week and all the results are negative.


The mnium Award for Best Novel announces 12 finalists

Òmnium Cultural announced yesterday the 12 works nominated to win the Òmnium Award for Best Novel of the Year. These are Boulder, d’Eva Baltasar; Conifersby Marta Carnicero; The punishment, by Guillem Sala; The landscape of crimes, by Joan M. Minguet; The ray of the innocent, by Quim Español; William, by Núria Cadenes; ignore, by Manuel Baixauli; The shortcut, by Miquel Martín i Serra; The round sea, by Sebastià Perelló; The cuques, by Julià Guillamon; The spines of the fish, by Josep Colomer, i Kings of the world, by Sebastià Alzamora.

The president of Òmnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart, insisted that with the Òmnium Prize for the Best Novel of the Year they continue to “project an ambitious and universal Catalan literature, which we know is comparable to any other literature in the world”.


The Bembibre demands little from Uni and Julbe has a placid premiere

The game of Spar Girona is still far from the “maximums” that Alfred Julbe wants to bring him, but, with only one training and the players adapting to the change of coach, yesterday it was a question of winning on the leather court, Bembibre, and let everyone begin to understand what the new coach wants. And it was achieved with a clear victory by 31 points difference in a game where, with no time to introduce many tactical changes, Alfred Julbe’s style book began to be seen in detail as his few reserves in the time to move the bench without fear of matching two bases at the same time (Chelsea Gray and Laia Palau) or, quite a few minutes, two hitherto incompatible “five” like Julia Resingerova and Giedre Labuckine.

The shortcomings of the rival, where, surely, the most interesting player is Laura Méndez, last season at GEiEG Uni, complicate the analysis of Uni. But, after three busy days at the club and by extension in the locker room, the Girona players solved the compromise once they were banishing, little by little, the misstep in attack of the staging (4-4, in the minute 5).

Working hard on the offensive rebound (between Araújo and Vasic they took 25 rebounds, 11 on offense), with a defense with many assists and continuous relays appearing on the court from the Girona bench, Uni was undermining the resistance, and morality, of the heart of the League. In the 8th minute of the match, Julbe had already played 10 players, all but Júlia Soler, and the first quarter ended 7-16 with a triple by Helena Oma, who, after the three seconds she had on the court of the Sepsis in the Euroleague preview, yesterday he will return to play minutes in the League after a long recovery from a knee injury. Laura Méndez’s activity prevented the match from being definitively broken at halftime, 22-35, but in the final action with Uni looking for up to two more passes to find Eldebrink’s triple it was clear that the Girona girls were starting to feel comfortable on the court.

After the break, the game was more and more downhill for Girona. Vasic (top scorer of the duel with 14 points despite missing a handful of clear basketballs before the break), Elonu, Gray … The Uni players already saw the biggest basket and, with more offensive success than at the beginning of the match, the differences grew until the final 46-77.


Cycling David Gaudu arrives first in La Farrapona

David Gaudu (Groupama) won yesterday in the 11th stage of La Vuelta ta in Spain after winning the final sprint at the top of La Farrapona to Marc Soler (Movistar). The two cyclists had made a selection of the breakaway when they were 5 kilometers short of reaching the finish line and the Frenchman was stronger in the last meters. On the other hand, there were no differences between the favorites overall. Roglic (Jumbo Visma) remains leader in anticipation of today’s arrival at the summit of Angliru.


Edicions Vitel·la recovers, 119 years later, the first book by Víctor Català

Víctor Català made his debut in 1901 with The song of the months, a small book of poems of fourteen poems written during the mourning for the death of his grandmother. Although later, in 1951 and 1972, the poems were included in the Complete Works of the writer, the collection had not been republished alone. Now, 119 years later, the Empordà-born Vitel·la Edicions has just republished the first book by Caterina Albert (L’Escala, 1869 – 1966) in an edition curated by the poet Enric Casasses, who has also commissioned the prologue and of the illustrations that accompany the verses of that young writer.

Written between March and October 1900 by “a thirty-one-year-old woman dominated by the passion of the writing profession”, as defined by the recent Honorary Prize for Catalan Literature in the prologue, the poems of The song of the months they are full of nature, because he dedicates one to each month of the year, and of musicality.

“Víctor Català, when he writes, knows what music he wants to sound,” remarks Casasses, a great specialist in Escalenca literature, of which there are still secrets to be discovered.

In fact, the poems of the months are preceded by untitled introductory verses, in which Albert presents the protagonist of the book, singing, while at the end, once the year is closed, another poem entitled affirms the key function of the nature and announces the end of everything.

In addition to the poet’s prologue, the edition of Vitel·la also retrieves a text by the same writer from 1948 in which he details the genesis of the book, and includes an appendix with personal notes from when Casasses had that evoke the triple personality of the author -Caterina Albert, the pen name Víctor Català and the lady of Can Ponton- based on the anecdotes told to her by a member of her Empordà family, Llorenç Bosch, a grandfather of her cousins ​​but who ‘grandfather when he was in L’Escala and who had had commercial dealings with Caterina Albert.

This is not the first joint work by Vitel·la and Casasses to recover the poetic work of Català, known above all for its narrative.

After working on a joint exhibition framed within the Year Caterina Albert, the publisher and bookseller Gemma Garcia and Enric Casasses have already published in 2018 White Paper-Polychrome-Triptych, the second book of poems by the author who, as The song of the months nor had it ever been reissued after it came out in 1905, the same year that Solitude, his best known and most widely read work.

Garcia congratulates the union of the two worlds, that of Albert and that of Casasses, “which, as can be seen in the illustrations, share references such as the Mediterranean and the landscape of Montgrí”.

The publisher is already saying that this may not be the last collaboration with Casasses to rescue more poetry by Víctor Català because the poet continues to work with material from the archive he left.


Can a revolution be made without masses?

Is a revolution possible in times of pandemic, without the mobilization of the masses or a multitude of bodies advancing in unison towards the same goal? This is the question that the show raises – without the aim of answering it, but of opening even more questions. Turbo, which the company Mos Maiorum premieres this Friday and Saturday at the Canal de Salt within the Temporada Alta festival.

The group began working more than a year ago on an assembly around the concept of mass and mass protests following the political and social context of late 2019: the mobilizations against the Supreme Court ruling, the outbreak social in Chile or the rise of right-wing populisms.

This first work, from which came some stage rehearsals that could be seen in December while they were the company resident at the Teatre Lliure, were completely turned upside down with the arrival of the pandemic, and not just because they had to change the work system face-to-face for telematic meetings.

“We had touched the revolution as part of the mass movements, but it was not the center of the show. After Covid, many other questions have been raised, from what exactly is a revolution to whether we can revolutionize without bodies in contact, and the essential question, which is whether we would be able to do so, “he said. Mariona Naudin, member of Mos Maiorum.

Naudin indicates that they did not want to define the revolution, or to do pedagogy or throw a pamphlet message, but “that people leave the theater generating questions and without any answer.” “We usually work with audiences on stage, which makes it easier for us to mobilize people physically and internally. Since we don’t have this plus now, we have tried to generate a device in which there are breaks, to create cracks that directly challenge it “, he assures.

Other central themes of this project that are very current, explains Ireneu Tranis, is the reflection on violence and if necessary to rebel, obedience and disobedience, in addition to authoritarianism. “These are issues that challenge us and that we always try to address from the theater, because we understand that it has the function of an agora, of generating a collective catharsis,” he says.

D’Espàrtac a Bannon

“The aim is to put it on the table to critique, but also self-criticism, to see how we relate as actors and as citizens to these issues,” acknowledges the third member of the company, Alba Valldaura, noting that ” we have a very romanticized concept of revolution, but revolution requires sacrifices that we may not be willing to make. ”

With a montage halfway between fiction and documentary, they have been “questioned” more than ever, and have sought revolutionary references in the Western world, ranging from Spartacus’ Rome to Havana, through Paris, Moscow and Barcelona, ​​to structure the drama.

Thus, for example, spectators will find recordings of witnesses, but also historical figures who come on stage thanks to the performers. Angela Davis, Steve Bannon, La Pasionaria and the philosopher Gonçal Mayos are some of the references that appear during the assembly.


Olot is training again with an eye on the visit to the Nstic

Olot returned to training yesterday with a morning session at the RoyalVerd facilities. There are ten days of voluntary confinement left behind after three coronavirus positives were detected in the squad just the day before the start of the Second B league in the Cornellà field. That match and last Sunday’s match against Barça B had to be postponed (they will be rescheduled for next week) and now the view is set for next Sunday in Tarragona (12 noon). Garrido was already able to have yesterday one of the players who tested positive, fully recovered. The squad will continue to be tested every three days, and plays tomorrow. The coach says the team is eager to compete.