Nurse asks young woman to wear mask and is attacked in Metro de Madrid

UA nurse at the 12 de Octubre hospital in Madrid was brutally attacked when, while traveling on the city’s metro last Thursday, he asked a young man in the same train to put on a mask. Not liking the question, the boy hit the health professional in the eye with “a sharp object”.

The man was still referred to the health unit where he works, but, as El Mundo progresses, the damage was “irreparable” and the nurse even ended up losing sight in one of his eyes. “It will not come back to him”, police sources indicated to the referred publication.

In a video of the moment shared on social networks, it is possible to see the attack and how everything unfolded before the incredulous eyes of the other passengers.

After being hit, the nurse was forced to step back and get down on his knees, due to loss of balance on impact. The aggressor – who abandoned the subway at the Alto del Arenal station – has not yet been identified and the authorities have already asked the population for help to obtain information about this.

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A woman died in Madeira after being assaulted by a family member

“A The victim was a resident of that parish and suspicions are that she was attacked by a family member,” said the same source to Lusa news agency.

The alert for this occurrence “was given in the middle of this afternoon”, he said, adding that the woman “was assisted by the firefighters because she was in cardiorespiratory arrest” and that “resuscitation maneuvers were carried out”.

A Rapid Intervention Medical Team (EMIR) was also at the scene, but the victim “ended up dying on the spot”, he added, mentioning that “the PSP took care of the occurrence”.

A source from the Judiciary Police (PJ) confirmed to Lusa that he “was called” and that the agents are examining the place and investigating the situation, refusing to reveal more details at the time.

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Constraints and fear revived memories of the colonial war

The pandemic revived memories of Colonial War combatants and increased the use of psychological support services, despite the difficulty in holding face-to-face sessions, when “the solidarity of peers is essential”.

For Manuel Diogo, a former Colonial War fighter residing in Guarda, the pandemic brought a rekindling of memories in very specific situations, such as when he started seeing people in the street wearing masks, watching a an atmosphere of mistrust and fear that he also felt in Angola, in war.

“In Africa, during the war, we used to go for a walk in Luanda and we were looking from one side to the other to see who was chasing us. Here, now, the same thing happens,” he told Lusa.

The president of the Association for the Disabled of the Armed Forces (ADFA), Manuel Lopes Dias, said that the isolation that the pandemic had forced has revived memories of times of war, which aggravated the difficulties already felt by the disabled military.

“The pandemic brought us experiences of war, such as loneliness and remoteness of our families, society and friends, who we passed as young people in the Colonial War. Many of us are psychologically affected because no one comes back like that from war. Every human being who is subjected to a war situation has serious psychological consequences, there are always traumatic effects. And this we live again,” he said, in an interview with Lusa.

According to ADFA data provided to Lusa agency, in a year of pandemic there was an increase in requests for help from disabled military personnel and in the psychological support provided. In 2020, the association supported 82 people at a psychological level, by telephone or in person, when necessary, at the Lisbon and Porto hubs, 8 more than in 2019, when 74 disabled military personnel were accompanied.

“We have cases already referenced by our multidisciplinary teams, of psychologists and psychiatrists, because the pandemic, in fact, is affecting quite a few of our military disabled people affected by the stress of war and more affected by psychological problems. They have resorted and called more”, said Colonel Lopes Dias.

Although important, psychological support did not solve the problem of lack of contact between the disabled military who suffered the marks of the Colonial War and who were forced to isolate themselves from each other, he said.

“The solidarity of peers is essential, in addition to technical support and support from families”, explained Manuel Lopes Dias. “And at this moment, the pandemic has cut, in some cases almost completely, this possibility for the disabled in the Armed Forces to participate, collaborate, meet together. This has been a serious situation that we are witnessing.”

According to Dr. Luísa Sales, a psychiatrist who is part of the Scientific Committee of the Center for Stress Resources in Military Context (CRSCM), in general, “the populations reacted with a increased expressions of stress, from adaptation or trauma processes” to the pandemic. Former combatants who were in the Colonial War between 1961 and 1974, and in particular those who developed pathologies as a result of this experience, were no exception.

Among these is post-traumatic stress, but also “depression, anxiety, phobic and somatization, loss of contact with reality and addictive behaviors that are extremely frequent in these contexts of rupture” and that make former combatants a vulnerable population, explains the psychiatrist, also responsible for the Psychiatry Service of the Hospital Militar de Coimbra and coordinator of the Observatório do Trauma/CES.

“The frailty of people over 70 was extremely marked and all ex-combatants of the Colonial War are generally over 70 years old, so that was reasonably disturbing. And the fact that they were more imprisoned – for example, in my therapeutic groups we had to take periods off – it doesn’t make things easier”, said the professional, in an interview with Lusa.

Contacted by Lusa, Anabela Oliveira, member of the Board of the Association for Support to Ex-Combatants Victims of War Stress (APOIAR) said that the association received more requests for assistance in 2020 and that psychologists provided support by telephone, existing twice per month face-to-face psychiatry consultation.

According to Luísa Sales, the group therapy is the most indicated in the treatment of ex-combatants, since the existence of a “social support network is very important in the prevention of traumatic conditions and the development of post-trauma disease”, he explains.

But despite the fact that group consultations were interrupted during the confinement, the ex-combatants he accompanies maintained telephone contact with each other almost daily. For the psychiatrist, it was this mutual support that allowed them to overcome the constraints posed by the pandemic.

Luísa Sales admitted that she initially hoped that the pandemic, a situation she classified as “very violent”, would constitute a “kind of trauma activation”. However, in his clinical practice this has not been the case, he said.

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Constraints and fear revived memories of the colonial war

Manuel Diogo is a former Colonial War fighter, lives in Guarda and says that the pandemic brought him a rekindling of memories in very specific situations, such as when he started seeing people in the street wearing masks, observing an atmosphere of mistrust and fear that also felt in Angola, in the war.

“In Africa, during the war, we used to go for a walk in Luanda and we were looking from one side to the other to see who was chasing us. Here, now, the same thing happens,” he told Lusa.

The president of the Association for the Disabled of the Armed Forces (ADFA), Manuel Lopes Dias, said that the isolation that the pandemic had forced has revived memories of times of war, which aggravated the difficulties already felt by the disabled military.

“The pandemic brought us experiences of war, such as loneliness and distance from our families, society and friends, which we experienced as young people in the Colonial War. We are very much affected psychologically because no one returns from the war like this. the human being who is subject to a situation of war has serious psychological consequences, there are always traumatic effects. And this we live again,” he said, in an interview with Lusa.

In 2020, the association supported 82 people at a psychological level, by telephone or in person, when necessary, at the Lisbon and Porto hubs, 8 more than in 2019, when 74 disabled military personnel were accompanied.

According to ADFA data provided to Lusa agency, in a year of pandemic there was an increase in requests for help from disabled military personnel and in the psychological support provided. In 2020, the association supported 82 people at a psychological level, by telephone or in person, when necessary, at the Lisbon and Porto hubs, 8 more than in 2019, when 74 disabled military personnel were accompanied.

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81% ask for refurbishment, with Cabrita at the top of the list

Among those who advocate a change in government ministers, the majority wants it to happen even before the next municipal elections. Minister of Home Affairs is appointed to leave by 78% of respondents.

There will be no reshuffle in the Government, said António Costa two weeks ago. It is at odds with the country. When the Portuguese are asked whether or not there should be a remodeling, the answer is clear: 81% say yes and preferably before the municipal elections in September (44%), reveals the Aximage survey for the JN, DN and TSF. The main target is Eduardo Cabrita (78%). But, whether it happens or not, there is a fact that another majority takes for granted: 75% believe that the Government will last until the end of the legislature (in April it was 84%).

The months of June and July were again busy for the Government. And in particular for some ministers. Remodeling chances filled hours of televised political commentary. And even Marcelo came to the terreiro to demand, once again, “political stability” (assuming, at bottom, that it does not exist). The height of speculation came when Augusto Santos Silva, Minister of Foreign Affairs, pre-announced his return to the post of university professor. It was just a “moment of naivete”, António Costa hastened to say, thus closing the door to the exchange of ministers again.

FEARED MONDAY ON THE LIST

Very few (19%) Portuguese agree with the head of government. Four-fifths want a makeover, and of those, about half this summer. It is the date most cited by almost all party segments, including socialist voters (43%). The Communists are the exception, pointing to the end of negotiations for the next State Budget as an ideal date for the ministers’ dance.

Aximage also asked who should be “fired”. But he left it to the discretion of each respondent to spontaneously say whatever names he understood. The Minister of Internal Administration is highlighted (78%). Unsurprisingly, since it was in June that Cabrita became involved in yet another controversy: the car in which he was following ran over and killed a worker on the A6. Marta Temido is the next lady (29%). And soon after Tiago Brandão Rodrigues (20%) and Francisca Van Dunem (19%).

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Yellow card for Marcelo. coast almost in red

Popularity of the two political leaders plummeted this month. But, while the president holds out with a positive balance of 37 points, the prime minister is left with just six, reveals a survey by Aximage.

This month Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa is shown a real yellow card. But it’s even worse for António Costa, who is approaching the red. According to the Aximage barometer for JN, DN and TSF, the popularity of the two leaders plummets and the prime minister now has barely six points of positive balance (difference between positive and negative evaluations). This month, the president’s fall was more pronounced, but the fact of starting from a very high level allows him to maintain a generous positive balance of 37 points.

The last month and a half was critical in the Portuguese assessment of the two politicians (but also for those in the Opposition). The survey asks no questions about the reasons for the Portuguese disillusionment, but the calendar gives enough clues. If, in early June, the government was still surprised by the British alert for the delta variant, a month and a half later the country is in the middle of the fourth wave of the pandemic.

Unlike previous crises, there was a lack of harmony between Costa and Marcelo. The differences were public, with the president calling for a less “fundamentalist” approach and refusing to return to a state of emergency; and the prime minister to maintain strict criteria, but to be hit, even so, with the shards of mistrust that were arriving from the United Kingdom, Spain, Germany and France.

SENIOR VERY CRITICAL

The end result, for both, is an unprecedented drop, in all parameters, since July of last year (when this series of barometers began). In the case of the prime minister, the fall had already started in May, accumulating a loss of 18 points in positive assessments (now 41%) and an increase of 16 points in negative ones (35%). The wear and tear of your Government and the recurrent discussion about the need to make a remodel (see text opposite) will help to explain the negative moment.

The break is reflected in all segments of the sample, but there are some that stand out. Until April, the elders were always one of the anchors of the prime minister’s popularity. Since then, there has been a massive desertion of seniors, to the point where they are now the most discontented: in the population aged 65 and over, Costa’s balance is now negative. In regional terms, the prime minister only has the benefit of the doubt in Lisbon and the Center. In the North region, in Porto and in the South, the balance is already negative. In party geography, the positive balance is now limited to voters from Left parties.

SOIL WAS HIGH

The situation of the president of the Republic is different: he fell more than the prime minister this month, but he started from a much higher level and therefore continues to have an unparalleled popularity. It lost 15 points from May to July in positive assessments (now has 55%) and rose eight in negative (18%), resulting in a positive balance of 37 points (almost the same as in July last year, at the start of the barometers) .

Marcelo was also punished by the older ones (low 29 points in the positive evaluations), but there is a fundamental difference in relation to Costa: among respondents aged 65 and over, the president still has a positive balance of 41 points. Like the prime minister, the worst results are in the North and South regions and in Porto, but with a positive balance. In party geography, the socialists continue to be the most generous (despite the collapse), but they start to have a negative balance between those who vote for CDU and Chega.

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Lorena Peña calls “vulgar” and “low” attacks by deputies who tried to discredit her in NGO commission

The seriousness expected of the commission investigating NGOs fell apart when some of its members launched comments deemed “misogynistic” and “vulgar” against the former legislator.

For more than eight hours, the former MP Lorena Peña faced six pro-government deputies alone in an intense interrogation in which they tried, unsuccessfully, to break her even with comments that suggested that she had committed irregularities and others that affected her dignity as a third-party woman. age, as she herself confronted them, calling them “vulgar” and “low”.

The former legislator, who came to preside over the Legislative Assembly, was summoned to present on the process of delivery of Budget funds to non-governmental organizations (NGOs), one of which, the Mélidas, to which she belonged, was favored, by which the deputies alleged that Peña incurred in a “conflict of interest.”

Faced with recurring questions and cross-examinations and mentions of aspects of her private life, Peña did not hesitate to tell them that “they had set up a theater” to make her incriminate herself, something to which she was not going to lend. The president of the Commission, Alexia Rivas, from New Ideas, replied that “it was not a circus”, but that they were trying to investigate the facts.

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At a certain point, she herself had to demand respect from deputies Caleb Rivas and Carlos Hermann Bruch, the former for telling her that “where had a document been passed?” and to the other for telling him that she was “close” to the former leader Facundo Guardado, comments that she described as “vulgar” and “cheap” and before which the person who chaired the commission, the deputy Alexia Rivas, could do little.

“And where did this law formation procedure go through?” Navarro asked, to which Peña replied: “He asked me where did that thing go, because I didn’t go through the triumphal arch…”, and at that moment the president of the Commission closed the microphone. “He should also measure his words,” reasoned Peña, adding “just because I’m a woman, don’t make such vulgar metaphors.”

“Mr. Bruch, control yourself!”, The former deputy demanded at one point, claiming that he interrupted her a lot and that she even told her that “she was left alone” and that not even her party wanted her.

The deputy was interrogated, but when she tried to explain her they interrupted her, and if she mentioned reported cases of corruption in the current government or mentioned the NGO linked to deputy Guillermo Gallegos, they would turn off the microphone.

Due to all these facts, she even told them that “the president sent them” and used the expression of “coup plotters”, alluding to the coup against the Constitutional Chamber and the Prosecutor’s Office that the ruling party in the Assembly perpetrated on May 1 .

The pro-government deputies did not find an old woman easy to break, but rather an ex-guerrilla, as she herself recalled, used to walking whole nights in the war of the 80s and knowing about the interrogations of the dreaded National Guard, which was dissolved after the 1992 peace accords, but also a former congresswoman who made politics her life in the last three decades.

On several occasions the president of the Commission turned off the microphone to the former deputy, even going so far as to threaten her with declaring her “in contempt” because she tried to reason her answers and not just answer with a “yes” or “no” as They wanted.

“You have never worked with women. That’s why they don’t understand, ”Peña reproached them when they asked her again and again about the same point: the internal efforts that she carried out in the Assembly with other parties for the approval of funds. “He has a narrow vision,” he told Congressman Rivas, who insisted on asking him again and again about the process.

“They want me to teach him how to work,” he told them. “You will have to learn … that is parliamentarism,” he emphasized.

“As I explained to you, before the debate on the laws lasted up to three months, not like that of Bitcoin, which was approved in five hours. It is a perverse mechanism, ”he pointed out.

The former legislator claimed that she had to wait to be received by the commission, to which was added the time of the interrogation and two recesses of up to 45 minutes. “Here we can wake up, but you are not going to make me think like you. Don’t waste your time, ”was the reply when it was past midnight.

“I am older than you and I do not ask for such long breaks,” he claimed. The appearance ended at 2:15 in the morning of this Saturday.

Yes indeed. Earlier, the former deputy Peña told them to “remember that the jurisdiction is going to end” and they will have to answer for what they do now.

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Thousands demonstrated in France against health measures

MIslands of people demonstrated today in the main cities of France against the Government’s new measures to stop the pandemic, namely the mandatory vaccination of health professionals and the requirement to have a digital certificate.

They should be approved on Monday by the French Council of Ministers and on Wednesday they will be debated in the National Assembly.

In Paris, the protesters, many of them dressed in yellow vests, are concentrated in the Louvre area and from there they made their way to the Ministry of Health, without incident, according to the agency Efe. You can see the images of the protests in the gallery above.

The new measures, announced by the President of France, Emmanuel Mácron, on the 12th of this month, aim to encourage vaccination to combat the growth of the delta variant, which is believed to be responsible for 67% of new cases detected in France.

Among the measures is the obligation for all health professionals to be vaccinated and the requirement to have a digital vaccination certificate or a negative test to access various social activities.

The Government’s objective is to prevent a new wave of the pandemic from affecting the country and forcing new confinements, with negative consequences for the economy.

After Macron’s announcement, in less than 24 hours, nearly two million people scheduled vaccination across the country and on Friday, the national record of inoculations was broken, almost 800,000.

The covid-19 pandemic has caused at least 4,070,508 deaths worldwide, among more than 188.8 million cases of infection by the new coronavirus, according to the latest report by Agence France-Presse, released on Friday.

The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, detected in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.

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Six people arrested in a police operation in the Oeiras area

Six people were arrested on Friday in a police operation in Oeiras, four for driving without a legal license, one for falsifying registration and another for qualified theft, reported the Public Security Police (PSP).

In a statement, the PSP’s Lisbon Metropolitan Command detailed that the operation took place between 14:00 and 20:00 on Friday in the areas of Algés, Estrada Marginal and Praia de Santo Amaro, “with a view to detecting groups of risk that they move to the municipality’s beaches, crime prevention and other incivilities”.

“During the said operation, four citizens were arrested for driving a vehicle without legal license to drive, one citizen for falsifying the registration of the vehicle he was driving and one citizen for qualified theft”, it can be read.

Regarding the citizen detained for aggravated theft, the PSP explained that he was an individual recognized by police elements due to images previously collected, “following several thefts inside vehicles that had occurred in recent days along the municipality’s beaches, so they intercepted him immediately”.

With him, he brought a backpack with stolen objects half an hour before a vehicle parked in the Belém area of ​​Lisbon, valued by the owner at 2,500 euros.

The same citizen was “the author of two more thefts inside a vehicle and five crimes of computer fraud, which occurred in recent days in the area of ​​Paço de Arcos”, and was present today at the first judicial interrogation, at the Department of Investigation and Criminal Action of Oeiras, who applied preventive detention as a coercive measure.

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“Hollywood Ripper” was sentenced to death in Los Angeles

O criminal known as the “Hollywood Ripper” (“Hollywood Ripper”) was sentenced to death for the murder of two women and the attempted murder of a third, in a case that has been dragging on in the courts for 20 years.

Michael Thomas Gargiulo [à direita na imagem], now 45, heard the sentence read on Friday in a Los Angeles courthouse. “Wherever Mr. Gargiulo went, death and destruction followed him,” said the judge.

It should be noted that Gargiulo’s case received even more media attention when it became known that one of the victims was about to go out on a date with actor Ashton Kutcher, before being murdered. Kutcher testified in court in 2019 as he went to the home of the victim, 22-year-old Ashley Ellerin.

Gargiulo was found guilty of the murder of Ashley, a fashion design student who was getting ready to leave her Hollywood home in 2001. In court, Kutcher said he was late to pick her up and that she didn’t opened the door.

The young woman was found the next day by a friend. She had been stabbed 47 times.

The four known victims of Michael Thomas Gargiulo. Only Michelle survived.© Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images

The accused was also convicted of the murder of 32-year-old Maria Bruno. The mother of four children was at her home in El Monte when she was killed in 2005.

Additionally, Gargiulo was found guilty of the attempted murder of Michelle Murphy in 2008, which managed to scare him away. Murphy was the key witness in the case.

According to press reports, it is difficult for Gargiulo to be executed in the state of California, where no one has died at the hands of the state since 2006. The man could, however, be extradited to his home state of Illinois, where he is guilty of the death by Tricia Pacaccio, in 1993.

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