The teaching unions once again reject the return to the classrooms and criticized Macri

After Macri yesterday asked the Government to open the schools, the ruling party and the unions came out to criticize the former president. The Minister of Health Nicolás Trotta called him a “cynical” and speculator “, while the teachers’ unions also went to the crossing and warned that without health guarantees there will be no return to the classrooms.

The CTERA (Confederation of Education Workers) published a statement that bears the title “They have no shame.” The same, who has the signature of the Secretary General Sonia Alesso and the Assistant Secretary General Roberto Baradel, criticizes the PRO since he considers that “it neglected Education, mistreats teachers, disbelieves vaccination and care; they encourage policies who are against health and Public Education. In these difficult times we teachers have been the ones who were together with our students from the north to the south of the country. We are the first to defend the importance of the teachers in the presence “.

“We are not going to leave in the hands of those who attack Education, the Public University, Science and Technology, those who closed the Ministry of Health in its mandate arrogate the representation of those who toured the classrooms, the streets, the schools of our dear country. In these times of pandemic, health conditions, unrestricted compliance with protocols and hygiene and sanitation conditions in schools, should be a priority for the return to presence. We cannot allow health to be played with , with the life of the Educational Community “, they added.

For her part, from the FEB, Mirta Petrocini spoke about Macri’s statements and said that “it is inadmissible that the former president now calls teachers ‘heroes without a cape’, when during his tenure he promoted disaffiliation campaigns, harassment, persecution and lamented for those who have to ‘fall’ in the Public School ”. and added: “His political space persecuted # teachers with summaries, repeatedly insisted with ‘superior’ salary proposals that went down, closed schools (for example those of the Islands), lowered the budget for Education and assured that the poor did they could get to the University ”.

Suteba also spoke about returning to face-to-face classes. María Laura Torre, deputy general secretary of the Buenos Aires union, stated that “the first thing is the solidarity and collective care of all Buenos Aires. Today, when we talk about presence, we cannot imagine it in the same way as before because it is not the same in all other situations “.

Sergio Romero, Secretary General of the Union of Argentine Teachers (UDA). He stressed that “if the State is not present, the chances of going to the presence throughout the country will be diluted. We understand that we must do work with a strong presence of the State, which is not there today. If we continue like this, we will be going through a school year without education as in 2020, which was a lost year because when only one boy is left outside, the year is already lost. ” While in CABA, the secretary general of Ademys Mariana Scayola said that “we see a return to face-to-faceness very difficult. Within the framework of the increase in the contagion curve, the Government has a policy of coexistence with the virus, but they are not guaranteeing the sanitary conditions for this presence “.


After the controversy with Nicole Neumann, Fabián Cubero returned to the country with his daughters

This week, a newspaper version again made headlines a conflict between Nicole Neumann and Fabian Cubero, ex-partner for four years and parents of three daughters: Indiana, Sienna and Allegra. With the addition that the controversial information originated in the program where the model works.

“Is it true that you found out that your daughters were in Mexico once they had arrived there?”, The journalist Karina Iavícoli said live to her partner in Us in the morning (El Trece, Monday through Friday at 9). And Nicole avoided answering the question, although her gestures said it all.

The ex-footballer from Vélez, his girlfriend Mica Viciconte and the girls settled in an exclusive all inclusive from the Riviera Maya, the same where Pampita Ardohain and her family were.

Contrary to its peaceful days at the beach, swimming pools and relaxation, another scandal broke out in Buenos Aires after Soledad, Poroto’s sister, published a photo on her networks in which Fabián and his daughters appear, with Mica, having lunch in one from the restaurants of the hotel complex. It is worth remembering that between them there is a legal agreement so that photos of the minors are not disseminated.

“It was not him, it was a relative; who does not have a precautionary, can show them,” Nicole explained with anger. And then when asked if they did it “on purpose,” he replied, “Oh, guys. Please. Hi! Yes. One plus one equals two!”

From the north of the continent, Mica and Poroto seemed to be in another, sharing videos in which they are seen dancing, diving, playing and touring the facilities of the place.

Mica Viciconte and Fabián Cubero, vacation in Mexico.

Mica Viciconte and Fabián Cubero, vacation in Mexico.

“With these photos we say goodbye to our vacation with Fabián, so programmed and dreamed of. We enjoyed ourselves, laughed and ate a lot hahaha,” Mica wrote in his last post before heading back. There she is seen next to the Poroto, kissing on the edge of an imposing pool.

On Thursday night, the group finally returned to Buenos Aires. Between smiles and hugs, Cubero, Mica and the girls toured the arrivals area of ​​the Ezeiza International Airport with the physical signs of having enjoyed some beautiful days of sun and rest.

After loading all the suitcases in a combi, they went to the garage of Ezeiza where the car of the ex-footballer from Velez was located. They greeted the photographers sympathetically and soon after were lost on the way to the Riccheri highway. Your first mandatory stop? Go find Mica’s dog.

Mica Viciconte and Fabián Cubero, vacation in Mexico.

Mica Viciconte and Fabián Cubero, vacation in Mexico.


Caleb Ewan wants to win in Giro, Tour and Vuelta this year

With races in his native Australia suspended and enormous travel difficulties, Caleb Ewan (Lotto) is in Europe. The 26-year-old sprinter has completed the first part of the preseason at his residence in Monaco and from now on he will work with the rest of his teammates, who these days train in three separate bubbles on the Levantine coast. Perhaps this change in plans has inspired the little sprinter (1.65 meters) to devise a bold plan for the season: “I want to win in Giro, Tour and Vuelta this year.”

Ewan is probably the number one sprint right now and that allows him to take on such a difficult challenge. Only three riders have managed to win in the three great tours in the same year in all history: Miguel Poblet (1956), Pierino Baffi (1958) and Alessandro Petacchi (2003).

The Australian runner already knows victory in the three rounds of three weeks. He has five stages in the Giro and Tour and one in the Vuelta, where he opened his account in 2015. Ewan knows that the challenge is very complicated and has explained that he will modulate it depending on whether or not he obtains the desired results: «If I win in the Giro , I will continue with the Tour and then I will do the same with the Vuelta. But if I do not achieve victory in the Giro, I will not go to the Vuelta “, he advanced in ‘Cyclingpro’.

Another goal he sets for himself is the Tour green jersey, which he has never managed to wear in Paris. For this reason, he makes it clear that if he has already won before, he will choose “not to reach the end of the Giro” and thus save himself the very hard last week of the corsa rosa.

Three precedents

If Ewan won the Giro, Tour and Vuelta in the same year, he would achieve a remarkable feat, but it is difficult to imagine that he can achieve it to the extent that the three men who have already achieved it so far did.

The one with the worst record was Pierino Baffi. The Lombard cyclist, a partner of Fiorenzo Magni, scored a stage in the Giro in 1958, three in the Tour and two in the Vuelta. ‘Only’ six victories, which did not exceed those achieved by Miguel Poblet two years before. The Barcelona, ​​double winner of the Milan-San Remo, had prevailed in 1956 in four arrivals of the Giro, one of the Tour and three of the Vuelta. Eight incredible victories that would be surpassed by Alessandro Petacchi in 2003, with six stages of the Giro, four of the Tour and five of the Vuelta, to reach 15.

Ewan has a contract with his current formation until 2022, as well as the two henchmen of his ‘train’, Roger Kluge and Jasper De Buyst.



Skeptics and disbelievers, experts warn that there is no political will for a return to the classroom

After countless twists and turns, it seemed that 2021 would be a year with face-to-face classes in Argentina. But the Minister of Education Nicolás Trotta, who had announced days ago that he would return to the classrooms for March, tempered his enthusiasm after Santiago Cafiero’s statements. On Friday, the Chief of Staff had said: “If we want the boys and girls to return to the classroom in March, we have to be extremely careful today.”

Trotta kept the objective, but warned that everything will depend on how the health situation continues. He also confirmed that teachers will start getting vaccinated in February and clarified that there will be priorities within the 1,300,000 teachers and professors. However, he did not reveal what percentage would be vaccinated by March 1. The return to the classroom gains uncertainty once again.

For Organized Parents, the authors of an open letter to the Government to request the return of face-to-face classes, “Trotta contradicts himself.” “If you maintain that boys are not a risk group, like most teachers, and that schools are not spreading areas of cases, it is inconsistent for you to say that going back to school is contingent on teachers get massively vaccinated ”, analyzes María Jose Navajas.

For this organization, “the rule must be presence.” “Always with the precautions in terms of ventilation and basic hygiene conditions,” Navajas raises. They should only be excepted children or adolescents who are a risk group, as well as teachers who, due to their age or comorbidities, must remain working at home ”.

But the specialists see the return difficult, or at least lacking in a necessary roadmap. “There is no will to open schools on the part of the national and Buenos Aires governments. Education is by no means a priority. There is also no plan in case I don’t go to have vaccines for everyone, which is most likely ”, analyzes Claudia Romero, professor and full-time researcher in the Education Area of ​​the Di Tella University.

In 2020 there were classes, what there was not is presence. In this context, the role of technology as a mediator was enhanced as never before. “Beyond not being a replacement for face-to-face at all, online classes can mitigate the disconnect between teacher and student. We must focus on bridging the digital divide and supporting teachers so that they can start the year online, “says Alejandro Artopoulos, sociologist and professor at the University of San Andrés.

Artopoulos sees the return of face-to-face classes distant: “In schools it is already difficult to guarantee that there is soap and water, even more so that there is a wireless thermometer at the door. It is unrealistic to think that in the midst of this pandemic the solution is to return to the classroom. In Europe they are closing schools for a while. “And he predicts:” At least in the first half of the year we will not be able to return to the classroom, or if we do return it must be with a more elaborate plan. You have to think about that plan now. “

For other experts, on the other hand, the mail and the videoconference are not enough. “The school generates routines, habits, bonds that help build the identity of the boys. It is from this encounter that we learn to inhabit the social and knowledge world: to question ourselves, to listen, to argue, to find bridges, to solve problems, to innovate ”, highlights Anabella Serignese, director of programs at Asociación Conciencia, a of the organizations that together with the Noble Foundation launched the #ALasAulas campaign, for the return of face-to-face classes. For the reference, technology facilitates, “But the human bond is irreplaceable.”

“It has already been shown that pure virtuality is not enough”, highlights Mónica Marquina, doctor in Education and coordinator of the Education team of the Alem foundation. The specialist observes the debate as a Boca-River, without gray or creative solutions.

“There are those who want all schools to open and those who think that none should be opened. I think you can go a middle way, create conditions to return to face-to-face classes, perhaps every other day, taking into account different scenarios and ensuring the sanitary, educational and building conditions to return – Marquina raises -. The Argentine territory is large, decisions cannot be made for everyone, but neither can the provinces be left adrift ”.

Some even go further around the distribution of decision making. Gustavo Iaies, director of the School of Educational Management of the Eseade University Institute, proposes that “general criteria be set by the national and provincial governments, and then open the game for principals and teachers to implement these parameters in each establishment. The key is to trust the school and its teams ”.

Iaies, in turn, highlights the lack of an educational response to the uncertainty: “Are we going to cut the curriculum? Are we going to change the evaluation methods? Are we going to get content? The Ministry of Education must give clearer answers ”.

Another question arises, perhaps the most urgent: what to do with the kids who dropped out of the education system in 2020? According to official data, admitted by Trotta himself, one million children and adolescents lost minimal contact with the school last year. Romero highlights the role of the school not only as a place of learning but also “of containment and feeding: in those cases, having it closed is a very deep damage”.

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The prefecture rescued a man in a kayak who could not return to the coast

Argentine Naval Prefecture rescued this morning a kayaker in Monte Hermoso, “within the framework of the Safe Summer program developed in conjunction with the Ministry of National Security to redouble controls during the summer to provide safety to sailors,” they indicated this afternoon. from that security force.

They indicated that the operation began as a result of a call to 106 Nautical Emergencies from a man who was aboard a kayak, in the area of ​​the former Fishing pier, who said that he could not return to the coast due to the strong winds and waves.

Rescuers went to the scene and managed to get him to safety, verifying that he was in good health.

“It should be noted that the Argentine Naval Prefecture has been developing an intense and permanent awareness campaign on its website, official social networks and communication media, to alert sailors about the risks of sailing without respecting safety regulations and the importance of accident prevention on board “, they reported.

“Those who own boats and nautical-sports equipment are urged to learn about the aforementioned recommendations before going sailing,” they concluded.


David wants to win again: Paralympic pitcher dreams of being in Tokyo

Nine years after the accident, this 33-year-old from Tinete is the Spanish champion in the adapted shot put in the F57 modality, with the Spanish record, which he set at 12.34 meters last November.. He goes twice a week and returns from Tineo to León, where he trains at the High Performance Center under the command of Manolo Martínez, the only Spanish Olympic medalist in shot put.

His goal, like that of any athlete, is to qualify for the Paralympic Games to be held next summer in Tokyo. That is the victory he is pursuing now after having managed to have a “normal” life again: “When I had the accident I had a girlfriend, in the end when something traumatic happens it is also for the people who are with you; my family, my parents, my sister, my girlfriend, who today is my wife; Nine years after the accident we have a three and a half year old daughter, whose name is Noa. I managed to rebuild everything and lead a normal life, “he explains.

The process was not easy at all and had an inevitable component of physical pain to be able to rebuild a body that had been left battered. The accident caused him “many injuries, the most obvious being the amputation of the right leg at the knee, then many traumas that resulted in a five-month stay in the old HUCA and 43 days in a coma, in the ICU ”. A year after leaving the hospital, he realized that he had to do something: “One day talking to a friend I told him that I needed to strengthen myself and he told me that there were people with disabilities in the Palacio de los Deportes, in Oviedo, who did adapted weightlifting , I went down there and met the one who is still my coach, Lodario Ramón, and when he saw me the first thing he told me was that I needed a bit of rehabilitation and a little muscle ”.

That meeting was definitive for David to realize that he might be able to “go back to doing things he did before. When I went down through the Palace it was enough for me to walk with two sticks I was not able to do anything else. That’s where my adventure with sports began ”, he explains. An adventure not without challenges: “At first it was very hard because improving muscle level after five months in the hospital is complicated, in the end it is almost pain, but I felt that I was feeling a little better and was able to do things that Before I did not do like falling down and being able to get up myself, take things from the cupboards without unbalanced, when you start to notice that physical condition allows you to do things that you could not, it calls you, then I learned about adapted sport, first it was weightlifting ”.

In an adapted weightlifting competition someone told him about athletics and he changed his life again: “I liked the idea, I spoke with the Asturian Federation and they put me in contact with my first pitching coach, Miguel Álvarez, with whom I was three years; he taught me everything, I didn’t know how to catch a ball, or a puck, or a javelin or anything ”. The reason why he opted for weight was that he was good at it, so much so that he managed to beat the Spanish record for the first time and hence came the opportunity to train in León, with Manolo Martínez: “I improved my record a lot, I got be ninth in the world, “he says. Now, after a “difficult” year, he has two goals and both come in the summer: the European Championship and, above all, the Games: “It is what any athlete aspires to”.


The French do not inject – Mir – Kommersant

Last night, French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced that the government intends to tighten the screws further to improve the epidemiological situation. It is planned to expand the area of ​​the enhanced curfew and postpone the opening of restaurants, cultural and sports facilities at least until February. This is only the first step: the Prime Minister has warned that in the coming days, if the increase in infections continues, the country may return to strict quarantine. Residents are persistently prompted: if you want to live normally, inject yourself. The problem, however, is that the government has delayed preparations for vaccination and is not ready to provide the vaccine to everyone, and the French are still mostly opposed to vaccinations. The correspondent of Kommersant in France tells Alexey Tarkhanov.

A press conference on Thursday was held following the results of the previous presidential Defense Council. The Prime Minister got the thankless role – to convey his decisions to his compatriots, knowing that he has nothing to please them with. Although Jean Casteks began his speech by saying that “2021 will be the year of hope,” in fact, his speech was an announcement of the introduction of new tough restrictions.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex

Photo: Reuters

Among the announced measures – the extension of the curfew, which in 15 departments (including the Hautes and Maritimes Alps, Marne, Vosges, Saone and Loire) already starts at 6 pm. To these 15 departments, ten more departments may be added tonight, including the Haute and Lower Rhine, Haute-Savoie, Alpes de Haute Provence and Bouches du Rhône.

The promised opening of museums, cinemas, theaters, sports clubs, originally scheduled for January 20, will not take place. They will not be able to work until the end of the month, and bars, cafes and restaurants – until mid-February.

The French authorities will also tighten controls on the country’s European borders, especially with countries that have established strict quarantines.

The border with the UK is completely closed due to the appearance of the “English version” of the virus and will “remain closed” until new orders.

The government sees the only way out in accelerating the vaccination campaign against COVID-19. Moderna has been added to the vaccine already in use in Europe by Pfizer / BioNTech, and soon there will be CuraVac.

«Vaccination is the number one priority, ”the Prime Minister said.

But vaccination itself poses many challenges for France. Trust in vaccines is as low as trust in the government aggressively offering them.

A poll conducted on January 5-6 by Elabe for BFMTV showed:

  • 38% of the population are ready to be vaccinated against COVID-19,
  • 45% – against,
  • 17% have not decided yet.

The survey results are indicative. Among the main opponents of vaccinations are the poorest people in the country. Supporters of the extreme right and extreme left political forces, members of the “National Assembly” and “Unruly France” converge in rejection. Young people do not see the benefit of vaccination. On the contrary, those over 60 have high hopes for her. In this sense, the government has correctly selected the population groups that will be vaccinated first: vaccination meets the least resistance among residents of nursing homes and older (over 50) health workers. Yesterday it was announced that the vaccine will soon – as the Prime Minister promised, “starting on Monday, January 18,” – it will be available to everyone over the age of 75.

The population is torn between two conflicting feelings: on the one hand, mistrust of the vaccine, on the other, resentment that preparations for vaccination are not being actively pursued.

There are growing accusations that the state, which had enough time to build up, did not create enough warehouses with powerful refrigerators or a supply of syringes in anticipation of the start of the campaign, and did not think over a system for delivering the vaccine to its end users.

In part, the government has been a victim of the success of the pharmaceutical companies, which brought the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine to market several months earlier than expected. But this is superimposed on painful memories of how the authorities, fearing the excitement, tried to hide the lack of masks, first convincing from the screens that they should not be worn, and then making them mandatory. The same story with a shortage of antiseptic gel, a lack of tests, and then – with the disgusting organization of testing, when the results had to wait for weeks.

France now has about 2 million doses, which could delay the vaccination process, increasing the pause between the first and second vaccinations from three to six weeks.

Since orders were centrally placed by Europe for reasons of economy and to avoid competition, it is impossible to speed up deliveries. Health Minister Olivier Veran has already announced that three pharmaceutical factories in the country are starting licensed production of Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna and CuraVac vaccines. He also pledged to improve vaccination scheduling, with an online COVID-19 vaccination appointment platform launching Thursday, January 14. The situation is difficult: it is necessary to persuade the population to vaccinate, while realizing that at first there will not be enough vaccine even for everyone.

According to many, if vaccination began demonstratively with the government and parliament and was presented as a privilege, the French attitude towards it would be completely different. People are wondering why the oldest members of the cabinet, like the 73-year-old foreign minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, are not going to be vaccinated. Is the President of the French Senate Gerard Larcher, 71, ready to give his consent to the injection? And why is the prime minister himself in no hurry to get vaccinated (recall, French President Emmanuel Macron does not need vaccination, since he has already had covid)?

This question was asked at the end of yesterday’s press conference to Jean Casteks, to which the young 55-year-old prime minister explained that he had not yet matured and was not included in any priority vaccination group.

And what if the ministers were allowed out of the queue, “some would consider it (illegal. – “B”) a privilege “.

Cynics ask why, in this case, not to vaccinate without discrimination of age those 38% of the population who are already ready to give their consent. In the heat of controversy, it is proposed to deprive people who deny the benefits of vaccinations, free treatment for the virus, which they thus pick up through their own fault. The government has repeatedly stated that it will not divide the French into people of the first and second grade on the basis of consent or disagreement with the vaccination, but this will happen by itself. The idea of ​​a “green passport” can be indignant inside the country, but no one will prevent other countries from introducing special rules of entry. Some even ask why not to leave active opponents of vaccinations, as well as deniers of covid, to their own fate and not wait calmly until their percentage decreases – for one reason or another.