Ten years ago, the incredible rescue of 33 Chilean miners

On October 13, 2010, employees of a copper mine in Chile found the air after 69 days underground. An event followed live on televisions around the world.

Chilean miner Juan Illanes is one of 33 survivors of the San José mine, released on October 13, 2010 after 69 days underground.
Chilean miner Juan Illanes is one of 33 survivors of the San José mine, released on October 13, 2010 after 69 days underground. Martin Bernetti/AFP

First the most “skillful», Then the weakest, then the strongest. It is in this order that on October 13, 2010, the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground for more than two months regain their freedom. Extracted from their small metal basket 52 cm in diameter, their eyes protected by sunglasses, these miraculous people are then projected into the large media barnum formed around the camp where their families have gathered.

On August 5, hell began for these men who came from all over the country to work in Copiapo in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile. That day, a collapse in the galleries of the copper and gold mine in San José blocked the 33 miners. At 688 meters deep, in the dust, the men then move towards the exhaust chimney but the ladder is missing. Two days later a second landslide completely locks them in. For 17 days, while the country has no news of them, they organize their survival

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No need for a medical certificate for the sport of minors

This was not the most discussed point of the bill “of acceleration and simplification of public action” (ASAP) voted in first reading in the National Assembly on Tuesday October 6, and which aims above all to “Liberate the French and businesses”, if we are to believe Guillaume Kasbarian, deputy La République en Marche of Eure-et-Loir and rapporteur for the text. Article 37, which modifies the sports code, however, introduces a real change for tens of thousands of parents, and by extension, doctors.

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It stipulates that the famous medical certificates required for sports are no longer compulsory for minors. From now on, “Obtaining or renewing a license allowing or not to participate in competitions organized by a sports federation, is subject to the certification of the completion of a questionnaire relating to the state of health of the minor athlete, carried out jointly by the minor and by persons exercising parental authority “, provides the text.

“Free up medical time for doctors”

The process is therefore declarative, for a double objective: “Making life easier for parents and freeing up medical time for doctors, explains Guillaume Kasbarian. The minors must make twenty obligatory visits in front of the doctors in their course, it was useless to add more “. However, exceptions remain for high-risk sports such as diving, boxing or rugby. For adults, the production of a medical certificate remains compulsory. MEPs did not vote on an amendment wishing to delete it.

An evolution welcomed by Paul Delamarche, professor emeritus at the University of Rennes 2 and specialist in health sport: “It is a measure of common sense, he comments. Young people free from pathology do not need to renew a medical certificate every year as was the case. And the fact is that this clogs up the medical offices, especially during the re-entry period, and especially in rural areas ”. Sports federations and clubs also appreciate the simplification. In this period of pandemic, anything that can facilitate the arrival of new licensees is welcome.


400 minor migrants supported in ten European countries

Ten European Union (EU) countries will welcome 400 unaccompanied minor migrants evacuated from the Greek island of Lesvos after the gigantic fire in the Moria refugee camp, the German Minister of the Interior announced on Friday (September 11th) , Horst Seehofer, specifying that Germany and France would each take care of 100 to 150 of these children.

These 400 unaccompanied minors have already been transferred to mainland Greece after the fire that devastated the unsanitary and overcrowded camp, and left the more than 12,000 people who lived there in the greatest poverty.

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“We are in discussion with other countries” of the EU that can accommodate these children, said Horst Seehofer during a press conference with the European Commissioner for Migration, Margaritis Schinas, who was participating by video from Athens. The Netherlands had offered Thursday, September 10 to take care of a hundred migrants, half of them minors.

The European Union is tearing itself apart

« [L’incendie du camp de] Moria is a stern reminder to all members of what we need to change in Europe ”, judged Margiritis Schinas, who was then to meet with the Greek Prime Minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis. “We need solidarity in migration policy” of the EU, he added.

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The Moria tragedy has reignited the debate on the reception of asylum seekers in Europe, over which the EU countries are tearing themselves apart. The European Commission is due to present at the end of the month a long-awaited, and several times rejected, proposal for a new pact on migration and asylum.


Kevin Spacey, sued for sexual assault on two minors

Actor Anthony Rapp and another man have sued Kevin Spacey, alleging that the interpreter sexually assaulted them in the 1980s when they were both minors, when they were only 14 years old.

Rapp was the first to bring charges against Spacey in October 2017. According to ‘Variety’, the plaintiff alleges that Spacey invited him to a party at his apartment in 1986 when he was 14 years old performing a play on Broadway. During the party, the ‘American Beauty’ star, who was then 27 years old, grabbed him by the buttocks, carried him to a bed and leaned on him. The alleged victim claims that she was able to flee to a bathroom and then left the house.

The second plaintiff identifies himself only as CD. The complaint alleges that Spacey met this man in 1981, when he was a student in the artist’s acting class. The young man was 12 at the time.

Supposedly Spacey met CD again when he was 14 years old and invited the teenager to his apartment. CD alleges that she had sex with the actor. As the lawsuit notes, they had several sexual encounters afterward. In their final encounter, the defendant tried to penetrate the young man, who refused and was able to flee the apartment.

The lawsuit claims that both Rapp and CD have suffered psychological damage due to abuse by the interpreter.

After multiple investigations, Spacey has faced two accusations related to sexual crimes in court: in Nantucket (Massachusetts) and Los Angeles, although he has not been convicted so far. The Nantucket case came to a standstill after the plaintiff invoked his right not to testify in pre-trial proceedings.

The Los Angeles case, in which he was accused of sexually assaulting a masseur, was dismissed after the alleged victim died of natural causes. The protagonist of ‘House of Cards’ has also been the subject of multiple investigations in London.


‘Evo Morales had a relationship with a minor’

Ex-president Evo Morales has been accused of rape and human trafficking by Bolivian authorities. During a press conference on Monday, the Justice Department said it had evidence that Morales, who is in exile in Argentina, had a relationship with a then 15-year-old teenager, with whom he would also have had a child. “The child exists, the mother exists, and Juan Evo Morales Ayma is registered as a father,” said Deputy Justice Minister Guido Melgar.

The accusation comes days after talks of a police interview leaked in which another 19-year-old woman admits to have been in a relationship with the 60-year-old ex-president since May. However, according to authorities, that relationship started when the woman was still a minor.

In Bolivia, photos, screenshots of conversations and even copies of plane tickets have been circulating for weeks that would show that relationship. Melgar: “According to our information, this lady went everywhere with Morales during his presidency.” She would also have visited him in Mexico and Argentina last year.

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Authorities arrested the 19-year-old woman along with her sister in mid-July, write The country. It was wanted because of involvement in the protests in early August, which blocked many roads. When her phone was confiscated, photos were revealed showing the young woman and Morales. The photos were presumably leaked to the press by the police.

‘Outstanding account’ with the judicial authorities

The Morales news agency on Friday called the allegations part of “a dirty war” by the interim government against the former president, Reuters said. Interim President Añez, a fierce opponent of Morales, issued an arrest warrant in December against her predecessor, who is accused of sedition and manipulation of the November 2019 elections. She said at the time that Morales had “outstanding bills” with the Bolivian justice system. . Under pressure from the military, Morales resigned after fierce protests over alleged electoral fraud and fled to Mexico. He was soon granted protected refugee status in Argentina. He is still intensively involved with his country via social media.

The presidential elections are now scheduled for October 18 after having been postponed once before due to the corona crisis, which is also affecting the country economically. The interim government has been criticized for months because of the long lack of clarity about a new date for the polls. Especially the supporters of Morales’s socialist party, MAS, suspect the right-wing conservative Añez of wanting to stay in power longer.


Violence after the defeat of PSG: 151 people in police custody in Paris, including 49 minors

Cars were set on fire and shop windows smashed around the Parc des Princes and Avenue des Champs-Elysées.

Cent fifty-one people, including 49 minors, were in police custody on Monday after violence and looting that followed the defeat of Paris SG in the Champions League, mainly in the Champs-Elysées district, announced the Paris prosecutor’s office .

Police custody were ordered mainly for “violence against a person holding public authority”, “insult”, “aggravated theft” and concealment, as well as for “degradation”, “participation in a group with a view to committing offenses “or” participation in a gathering after summons to disperse, “said the prosecution.

The clashes lasted several hours: very mobile groups of young people attacked the security forces on which they threw glass bottles or fired fireworks mortars, noted an AFP journalist. .

The police responded with tear gas or defense bullet launchers (LBD).

Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin spoke on Twitter on Sunday evening of “inadmissible excesses” before thanking the police later in the evening who arrested “small violent groups, troublemakers”.

There were also “404 verbalizations for non-wearing of the mask in the compulsory wearing sector”, added the Prefecture. A bar was notably evacuated and closed near the Champs-Elysées. PSG lost Sunday 1-0 to Bayern Munich Sunday night in Lisbon for their first participation in the Champions League final.


Pepe Snchez CABB Youth Coordinator | Confederation

Changes in the Argentine Confederation are ongoing. After an intense day where the continuity of Sergio Hernndez at the head of the senior team until the Tokyo Olympics and the approval of FIBA ​​for the change of the statute was known, now the leaders of the CABB aimed at the change and development of their minor areas.

The one who joins is none other than Pepe Snchez, Director of Baha Basket, an organization that competes in the National League and that built an elite development center for its quarries. Since last year, under the administration of Federico Susbielles, the team has had its preparation starting point at the Down Center, a new complex that functions as the home of Baha Basket. Now many more quarries were moving in their preparation to the same location in Baha Blanca.

CABB’s project is for Pepe Snchez to coordinate and organize all the minor categories, both male and female, from U17 and below, also working on the technical development of the kids. We believe that it is the best option for a new stage in Argentina to add not only a huge former player of the Golden Generation, but also a young leader, with a professional look and new ideas, as the world demands., CABB President Fabin Borro confessed to Pick And Roll. The new Coordinator of the minors of the Confederation will be officially presented next Monday.

Pepe Snchez after concluding his stage as a player retiring in Baha Basket in the 2012/2013 season took the lead of the franchise that replaced the historic Students giving him a new vision in the recruitment of young values ​​and working for the professional development of those players.

Her franchise became the three-time champion of the Development League that is orchestrated by the Club Association and although it initially nurtured players who were already largely developed, it empowered them to their professional leap, such as Juan Pablo Vaulet, Gastn Whelan, Lucio Redivo, to later work with younger resources such as Facundo Corvaln, Santiago Vaulet, Fermin Thygesen, Mximo Fjellerup, Leandro Bolmaro, Martn Fernndez, among others.

During the present pandemic, two months ago, Pepe Snchez had a chat on Instagram Live with the former player and current president of Estudiantes de La Plata Sebastin Vern and in the same he maintained that The Selection is something sacred to us beyond the achievements we had. So I have the intention and I would love to give you the service that the Dow Center can be a bit what Ezeiza’s property is for the AFA.

In addition, the former base of the national team expanded: I would like to be able to offer the minor teams, women and men, with the same rights, everything exactly the same. This is what happened to me in college: we all had the same beyond that some generated more income than others.

In addition to the restructuring, the CABB managers decided to put the renowned teacher and training coach at the head of the National Mini Basketball Department as general coordinator. Ricardo Bojanich who had previously passed through that position in the 2011/2012 season.

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Brazilian girl killed by accidental shooting by her best friend

Isabele Guimarães Ramos, 14, was shot and died, Sunday, in a luxury condominium in Cuiabá, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. The girl was at the home of her best friend, who killed her with an accidental shot when she kept a pistol at her father’s request.

The two young women were neighbors and close friends. That Sunday, Isabele would spend the night at her friend’s family as usual. The father would be at the bottom of the house and asked his daughter to store two of his seven weapons on the upper floor, where Isabele was.

The teenager took the suitcase where two guns were and went up to store them and it was at that time that the shot was made. “She went up and called Isabele. At that moment the suitcase fell to the floor and opened. With one hand she held the suitcase and with the other she took the gun that had fallen. She lost her balance between holding the gun and the suitcase and the pistol. he shot hitting Isabele in the head, “explained the authorities.

Other family members were also inside the house and they all went up when the shot rang out in the house. According to the minor, the father was the one who helped the victim. As they were neighbors, the father said to call Isabele’s mother. They also called a doctor who also resided in the condominium to obtain first aid. When the ambulance arrived, there was nothing to do.

The youngest who accidentally fired the gun is a sports shot, like the rest of the family members. According to the Shooting Federation of Mato Grosso (FTMT), the father and the girl participated in classes and championships for three years. However, according to the family lawyer, the girl had only been practicing this sport for three months.

The youngest said she couldn’t even conceive of taking her best friend’s life. The agent responsible for the case, Olímpio da Cunha Fernandes Júnior, said that the investigation has not yet ended and that he does not have all the answers yet, testimonies from family members who were at the house are still missing.


Netherlands forces grandmother to delete photos of her grandchildren on Facebook for posting them without permission

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The typical thing that, without the due measure and temperance, causes a family conflict. In the era of social networks, many people often upload images of their children or grandchildren to their profiles. They do it, in most cases, to show off the smallest of the home. Who doesn’t want to show the world how handsome they are! The problem comes because it can cause a legal conflict like the one that happened to a grandmother: a court in the Netherlands has forced her to remove all the material from her grandchildren for publishing it without permission. on their Facebook and Pinterest profiles.

The opinion argues that the grandmother, according to local media, has breached the General Data Protection Regulation (RGPD). The woman’s refusal to delete photos on social media hit the courts in the Netherlands, turning what started as a family dispute into a demonstration of the limits of internet privacy laws.

The judge in the province of Gelderland, in the east of the country, decided the woman was prohibited from publishing images on the social networks of her three grandchildren without the permission of her daughter, the mother of the little ones. The ruling says that it has violated Europe’s privacy regulations, which nevertheless allow countries to define the age at which young people can decide their digital identity. In the Netherlands, the GDPR establishes that publishing photos under 16 years of age requires the permission of their legal guardians.

This case has attracted attention for its novel application of the mandatory privacy law for two years. A legal framework that guarantees citizens, making it possible for governments to use tools to combat the data collection practices of large companies such as Facebook and Google. But it also sets other limits for users. “This could happen here,” he says. Samuel Parra, expert jurist in digital law, who in a telephone conversation with ABC remembers that the law in Spain places minors at 14. «The RGPD leaves a margin for each State member. If they were younger than this age, in Spain, who has the possibility of publishing photographs of these minors are the parents, “he adds.

Things change when they reach the age of majority, allowing those affected to demand the removal of the contents as they consider themselves aggrieved. “They can decide whether to demand the removal of some images when, when they couldn’t legally decide then,” he says. «If you are under 14 years old, Parents decide whether or not they can publish images of minors on social networks. If parents are divorced, the member who does not want the content to be published prevails, “he adds.

The RGPD has been seen as an example to be followed by the United States, but it has also generated criticism when considering, according to experts, that it has been applied lukewarm against the Internet giants. In its two years of application, the truth is that few measures have been approved against companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter that have been accused of repeatedly violating the law. A study by the security firm Check Point shows that Spanish companies still have a lot of work to do: only 52% have fully adapted to the regulation, 8% below the European average.


eight European countries ready to welcome 1600 minors from Greece

Eight European states have taken the first step in anticipation of a long-promised but repeatedly postponed European asylum reform. Germany, France, Portugal, Finland, Lithuania, Croatia, Ireland and Luxembourg have jointly committed to welcoming 1,600 unaccompanied minors, present on Greek soil. The first children and adolescents are expected to arrive in Luxembourg in the next few days, said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during an interview on the German channel. ZDF, April 3.

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Germany was the first to volunteer in early March to welcome these children and adolescents who live in extremely precarious conditions, mostly left to fend for themselves, and particularly vulnerable to theft and violence.

The initiative is not linked to the health crisis, even if this adds to the challenges that Greece is facing, two migrant camps having been placed in quarantine, where 23 people in one, and one in the other, tested positive for coronavirus.

5,400 unaccompanied minors in Greece

For many months, the High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has been advocating the resumption of the program for the relocation of asylum seekers which had allowed 23,000 migrants present in Greece to be received in other European states, between 2015 and 2017. The country remains the first gateway to the European Union: 9,500 asylum seekers were added during the first three months of 2020 to the 110,000 refugees and migrants present on its territory.

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis last November unsuccessfully asked his European partners to accommodate 3,000 unaccompanied minors. According to Ekka, the Greek center for social solidarity, Greece had 5,400 unaccompanied minors at the end of February, 1,600 of whom were on the Aegean islands. However, despite its “no child alone” program to guarantee the care of all unaccompanied minors, the country has only 2,350 places for these young people. Most are Afghans, Pakistanis and Syrians, and 9% of them are under the age of 14.

It is those present on the islands, primarily young sick and adolescent girls, who will be priority for this relocation. The International Organization for Migration should be responsible for identifying the most vulnerable among them. The number of minors accommodated by country remains to be determined. “The European Commission has been responsible for overseeing this effort”, we are told by the French interior ministry. In addition to minors, France also made a commitment in December 2019 to Greece to accommodate 400 families in need of protection. But “Relocation actions are currently frozen given the current health context”, adds the ministry.

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“We are very, very grateful”, made a point of stressing Ursula von der Leyen to the European countries willing to welcome some of them. The directorate in charge of migration in Brussels does not despair of other states joining the initiative.