Say the symptoms, the third novel by the Valencian Bárbara Blasco, is endorsed by the XVI Tusquets Novel Editors Prize, awarded barely two months ago by a jury chaired by Almudena Grandes. The play takes place almost entirely in a hospital room where the father of the protagonist, the only narrator, is dying. .
Next year, according to the UN, 235 million people will need humanitarian aid. A figure up 40% in one year, mainly due to the socio-economic consequences of Covid-19. To come to the aid of 160 million of them, the UN is launching an appeal on Tuesday for 35 billion dollars (approximately 29.3 billion euros). For the Briton Mark Lowcock, United Nations Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, the international community, rich countries in the lead, must respond. Otherwise, 2021 could mark, after decades of progress, a dramatic setback in terms of food, the fight against poverty, access to health or education.
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Over the past decade, the two major causes of humanitarian problems have worsened. Climate change on the one hand, with extreme phenomena – storms, droughts
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30 Nov 2020.
In winter, the deficiency of vitamin D is doubly noticeable, which means that it is necessary to fight such an increased deficit in enhanced ways. It is this vitamin that helps to strengthen the immune system and acts as a mandatory preventive tool at all times.
Research by an international team of scientists from Ireland and the UK has shown which product is the most often overlooked as an effective source of “sunshine vitamin”.
It’s no secret that vitamin D is present in many animal products.
– If you are a meat-eater, then there is no problem with this, but for everyone else, obtaining a trace element can be a rather serious problem, – said the specialist. – According to the results of a new study, it became known that only 13% of Britons can boast that they have enough vitamin in their blood.
Experts consoled all the “greens”, saying that plant foods can also have a sufficient supply of vitamin D – and be incredibly tasty at the same time.
Nutritionist Rob Hobson stressed that mushrooms have such invaluable properties thanks to In addition, mushrooms are also recognized as one of the most popular meat substitutes.
– Properly cooked mushrooms can become a worthy substitute for meat, – said the nutritionist. – They are incredibly tasty, and now – we officially declare – they are also very useful. Try to bet on them in your diet, and you will immediately feel healthier, more alert and energized.
LIVE24 previously reported that a vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of contracting coronavirus. The study involved almost 490 patients in whom the content of this vitamin was measured a year before testing for coronavirus. It was found that patients with a deficiency were more likely to have a positive test result.
Mariah Carey is the undisputed queen of Christmas. Spotify has released its list of the most listened to Christmas songs, classification that the singer leads with her interpretation of ‘All I Want for Christmas Is You’.
The platform points out that, so far this year, users have already heard more than 6.5 billion minutes of Christmas songs all over the world. Since the platform was launched in 2008, more than 37 billion Christmas music listeners have accumulated. That is why they have developed a ranking with the users’ favorite topics.
After Carey, the second place is ‘Last Christmas’by Wham !; in third position is ‘Santa Tell Me’ by Ariana Grande; in fourth place ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot like Christmas’ by Michael Bublé, and in fifth place, ‘Mistletoe’ by Justin Bieber.
The ranking in Spain is completed with ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ by Bobby Helms; ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ by Michael Bublé; ‘Christmas arrived’ by Generación Escogida and ‘Ozuna’ with Christian Nieves; ‘Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree ‘by Brenda Lee; and ‘Feliz Navidad’ by José Feliciano. Traditional Christmas carols also continue to gain popularity on Spotify every year. An example of this is the success of titles such as El Burrito Sabanero, Campanas de Belén or Campana sobre Campana.
As a curiosity, the company highlights that playlist ‘Christmas Hits’ Much more has been heard during the months of September and October compared to 2019. In fact, the ten most listened to Christmas songs on Spotify experienced a 25% increase in their reproductions in October. In addition, although the consumption of Christmas music usually occurs every year during the weekends, the platform has detected a slight increase in listeners to this type of music from Monday to Friday.
All raved about him – poets, kings and composers. But mostly they only traveled to Lake Lucerne in summer. A mistake. The Lucerne Bay is never surrounded by greater magic than on crystal clear winter days.
A cheerful serenity then lies above the lakeside promenade with its sophisticated hotel buildings from the Belle Époque, in front of which hardy Lucerne boccia play. On the other side of the lake greet you from mountain peaks, all of which are already wearing snow caps.
Every now and then a couple of screeching seagulls enliven the scenery, startled by excursion boats plowing foaming furrows through the water. Unlike most other alpine lakes, Lucerne shipping does not have to go into hibernation, but can operate all year round, because a strong current, rebellious winds and its depth of over 200 meters make Lake Lucerne immune to the freezing cold and prevent it from freezing over.
A frosty wind can color passengers on the railing red-cheeked winter faces. To warm up in the ship’s restaurant, hot Ovaltine and Lucerne gingerbread are served. It has nothing in common with the honey biscuits that are baked in many places in Germany, mostly in the form of cookies.
The Lucerne variant comes across as a real cake, deep brown, spicy and airy and tender. There is no standard recipe. Coriander, aniseed, cinnamon, cloves and ginger can be tasted in the “Läbchueche” of all Lucerne bakeries.
In the pharmacy, bones dangle from the ceiling
When looking for the most delicious, you pass a bizarre shop window in the old town. It belongs to the Suidter pharmacy, which has stood here since 1833, and the room behind it looks as if the past centuries have passed by without a trace.
Bones and dried herbs dangle from an artistically painted ceiling. A stuffed owl sits next to a heavy mortar on a thick pharmacopoeia, and the many glass and clay vessels reveal their contents only in Latin: “Theriaca”, “Elix Pector”, “Castoreum” are some of the inscriptions.
The paraphernalia of the old pharmacy trade wafts through the spirit of the alchemists and a little pinch of Harry Potter magic. In a present full of mobile phone shops, fashion stores and fast-food chains, comfortably out-of-date places like the beautiful museum pharmacy window urgently need to be protected.
Hearty Swiss cuisine in rustic restaurants
Fortunately, there is no lack of the past in all of Lucerne. You can lose yourself in light-adorned alleys with magnificent historic buildings and frescoed guild houses, stroll over the massive wooden beams of the Chapel and Scheuerbrücke or look from the medieval Musegg Wall over the city’s snow-covered roofs in winter.
The nine towers of the old city wall have proven their steadfastness over time, as have Lucerne’s rustic dining rooms, some of which look back on half a millennium of history.
In keeping with the interior, hearty traditional dishes are served with no frills. In the “Wilden Mann” restaurant, the chef recommends homemade serviette dumplings with mushroom ragout or meatloaf braised in red wine sauce.
The classic of the house, however, is the Lucerne Chügelipastete, a veal fricassee in a spherical dough shell. Home-style cooking as an homage to the rich Swiss fare from grandmother’s kitchen, but so refined and finely prepared that even non-Swiss people rave about it.
The Swiss German has a special expression for the pleasant slackness that sets in after such a meal: “Ich ha ei Wöhli” (I feel good), often heard in the sighed short form “Ei Wöhli!”.
Hiking in winter becomes a massage for the mind
Proper culinary art is just one way to wellness the Swiss way, another is: winter hiking. You can also take the oldest mountain railway in Europe to get up to the Rigi.
The rock massif, also known as the “Queen of the Mountains”, is one of the most popular light filling stations in winter. Groomed hiking trails lead up to the Rigi Kulm, the highest peak, from which you can see almost everything that is famous in the Swiss mountains, including the Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau.
If you are in the mood for longer tours, you can go to the Lucerne town of Eigenhal, a glacier-shaped natural paradise at the foot of Lucerne’s local mountain, Pilatus. At around 1000 meters above sea level, five hiking routes lead through the mostly sunny high valley – and romance awaits the visitor immediately.
Fir trees are up to the waist in glittering fields of snow, on the roofs of rustic alpine huts there are meter-thick white hoods. Sometimes it goes ahead on groomed paths, then again snowshoes are buckled, which leave yeti-sized traces.
As soon as you stop, it becomes completely still until a gust of wind blows the white weight off the branches. With a gentle crackle, the flakes trickle down onto the hoods of the hikers. Peace on the outside, peace on the inside – this is how the winter hike becomes a comfortable massage for the mind. “Ei Wöhli!”
Paragliding over Lake Lucerne and the Rigi
Which would prove that you can do wonderfully without fun on the slopes and après-ski on a winter holiday in Switzerland. If you don’t want to stay completely adrenaline-free in the Lucerne winter landscape, you can try slowly floating over the snow peaks – with paragliding in tandem.
The start is from various locations around Lake Lucerne with an experienced pilot who safely maneuvers the paraglider while the passenger sits comfortably in front of him in his harness. A start lane has to be stamped in the snow beforehand.
Then one last check whether buckles, belts and helmets are in place, and off you go down the slope, behind one of the colorful paragliders, which fill with air and rise. Keep running until there is a gentle jolt and you lose the ground under your feet.
The view becomes wide. Spectacular natural cinema is playing under one – the rugged summit region of Pilatus, the snow queen-white peaks of the Rigi and toy boats on the ink-blue Lake Lucerne. The eyes do not even know where to look first, and in the depths they already make out the next destination of the journey, the hunched back of the Bürgenstocks.
Famous guests stayed on the Bürgenstock
This mountain bar lies like a primeval lizard in the lake, as if it had made itself comfortable here millions of years ago to take a break. But then she liked the area so much that she decided to stay forever. The mountain has been welcoming guests for around 150 years. The village-like facility on the Bürgenstock includes several hotels, restaurants, sports and wellness offers.
The resort became legendary thanks to its prominent visitors such as Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Konrad Adenauer and Sean Connery. The James Bond actor stayed with the entire film crew on the Bürgenstock while filming “Goldfinger”. The World Economic Forum 2021 will take place here in May, as a small version of the event in Davos, which was canceled due to the corona.
The resort’s bartenders still mix 007’s favorite drink the way it should be – shaken, not stirred. This should be more digestible due to its antioxidant properties.
Even healthier are cocktails without alcohol, which have recently been introduced in the Bürgenstock bar “Verbena” – the first completely alcohol-free location of its kind in Switzerland. Lavender, beetroot, kombucha, thyme, raisin nectar and chilli are just a few of the ingredients that are mixed into Barbados-colored drinks. Sounds daring, but it is addictive and is ideally suited to toast the intoxicatingly beautiful Lucerne for a whole evening.
Tips and information for Lucerne
Getting there: You can reach Lucerne by train via Basel or Zurich (bahn.de).
Corona rules: Switzerland is considered a risk area. German citizens are allowed to enter the country without restrictions. Strict hygiene rules apply in the country, including a mask requirement, sometimes also outside. Discos are closed, restaurants and bars are open under restrictions. Rules can change quickly, current information: Auswaertiges-amt.de; bag.admin.ch
Accommodation: Hotel “Le Stelle” in the old town, ten stylish rooms, double rooms from 67 euros (lestelle.ch); Hotel “Montana”, Art Deco style, magnificent view of the lake or mountains, double room from 225 euros (hotel-montana.ch); Hotel “Des Alpes”, directly at the Chapel Bridge, double room from 168 euros (desalpes-luzern.ch).
On water and in the air: Winter timetables for the cable cars: rigi.ch and pilatus.ch; Boat trips: lakelucerne.ch; Paragliding passenger flights: rigi-gliders.ch; paragliding-luzern.ch; skyglide.ch
To eat and drink: Swiss delicacies in the Simply Fine shop (simplyfine.ch); Vegan cuisine in the “Pura” (pura-luzern.ch); Fondue enjoyment in the guild restaurant “Pfistern” (restaurant-pfistern.ch), in “Moosmatt” (moosmatt-luzern.ch) or on the paddle steamer “Wilhelm Tell” (schiffrestaurant.ch).
Further information: luzern.com; myswitzerland.com
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The Biathlon World Cup starts the new season this weekend in Kontiolahti, Finland. Information about the broadcast of the Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 live on stream and TV, ARD or ZDF, is available here.
Biathlon world cup 2020/21 starts this weekend from November 27th to 28th and will be held in 36 competitions until March 21st, 2021. For the first time, the new Super Sprint competition format is being used in the Biathlon World Cup. The season opener in Kontiolahti, Finland begins with a full weekend of competition. The season opening 20/21 should be a more entertaining and modern format, emphasized the President of the IBU Olle Dahlin. When does the broadcast of the World Cup races start in
TV and on which channels are the races running? All information on dates, times and broadcasts on TV and stream for the Biathlon World Cup 2020/21 can be found here.
Biathlon World Cup live today in free stream & free TV: times & dates for the start of the season
ARD and ZDF alternately broadcast all 36 biathlon world cup events with 220 competitions as well as the
Season opening from 28.-29. November 2020 in Kontiolahti, Finland: Biathlon 2020 in Kontiolahti on November 28th: Dates, broadcast live on stream & TV – all information
- November 28, 2020: Individual men, 11 a.m.
- November 28, 2020: Individual women, 2.20 p.m.
- November 29, 2020: Sprint Men, 10:30 p.m.
- November 29, 2020: Sprint women, 1.30 p.m.
December 3 – December 6: Biathlon world cup in Kontiolahti, Finland (Replacement for Östersund, Sweden): Biathlon 2020 in Kontiolahti on December 3rd: broadcast live on TV & stream, dates & schedule
- Thursday, December 3rd: men’s sprint 10 km, 1.30 p.m.
- Thursday, December 3: women’s sprint 7.5 km, 4.30 p.m.
- Saturday 5th December: men persecution 12.5 km, 13.20 hrs
- Saturday, December 5th: Women’s relay 4 x 6 km, 3.15 p.m.
- Sunday, December 6th: Men’s relay 4 x 7.5 km, 12.45 p.m.
- Sunday December 6th: women persecution 10 km, 3:45 p.m.
December 11th – December 13th: Biathlon world cup in Hochfilzen, Austria: Biathlon World Cup Hochfilzen 20/21: Dates, date, time and broadcast live on TV & Stream
- Friday, December 11th: Women’s sprint 7.5 km, 11.30 a.m.
- Friday, December 11th: men’s sprint 10 km, 2:20 p.m.
- Saturday, December 12th: Women’s relay 4 x 6 km, 11.45 a.m.
- Saturday December 12th: men persecution, 12.5 km, 2.45 pm
- Sunday December 13th: women persecution 10 km, 11.45
- Sunday, December 13th: men’s relay 4 x 7.5 km, 2 p.m.
December 17th – December 20th: Biathlon world cup in Hochfilzen, Austria (Replacement for Annecy-Le Grand Bornand, France): Biathlon World Cup on December 17th, 2020 in Hochfilzen: Dates, date, schedule, broadcast live on TV
- Thursday, December 17th: men’s sprint 10 km, 2.15 p.m.
- Friday, December 18: Women’s sprint 7.5 km, 2.15 p.m.
- Saturday 19 December: men persecution 12.5 km, 1 p.m.
- Saturday 19th December: women persecution 10 km, 3 p.m.
- Sunday December 20th: men Mass start 15 km, 12.00 p.m.
- Sunday December 20th: women Mass start 12.5 km, 2.15 pm
January 7 – January 10: Biathlon world cup in Oberhof 2021: Biathlon in Oberhof: World Cup live on stream & TV
- Thursday, January 7: Women’s Sprint 7.5 km
- Friday, January 8th: men’s sprint 10 km
- Saturday January 9th: women persecution 10 km
- Saturday January 9th: men persecution 12,5 km
- Sunday, January 10th: Mixed relay team, 11.30 a.m.
- Sunday, January 10: Mixed Relay Single, 2.40 p.m.
January 13 – January 17: Biathlon world cup in Oberhof 2021 (replacement for Ruhpolding): Biathlon World Cup in Oberhof, January 13, 2021 – live broadcast, tickets, dates
- Wednesday, January 13: Men’s Sprint 10km, 2.30pm
- Thursday, January 14: Women’s Sprint 7.5 km, 2.30pm
- Friday, January 15th: Men’s relay 4 x 7.5 km, 2.30 p.m.
- Saturday, January 16: Women’s relay 4 x 6 km, 2.45 p.m.
- Sunday 17th January: men Mass start 15 km, 12.30 p.m.
- Sunday 17th January: women Mass start 12.5 km, 3 p.m.
January 21 – January 24: Biathlon world cup in Antholz, Italy: Biathlon World Cup in Antholz on January 21, 2021: live on TV & Stream
- Thursday, January 21: women singles 15 km, 2.15 p.m.
- Friday, January 22nd: Men singles 20 km, 1:15 p.m.
- Saturday 23 January: women Mass start 12.5 km, 13.10
- Saturday, January 23rd: Men’s relay 4 x 7.5 km, 3:05 p.m.
- Sunday, January 24th: Women’s relay 4 x 6 km, 12 noon
- Sunday January 24th: men Mass start 15 km, 2.45 pm
February 26th – March 1st: Biathlon world cup in Peking, China: Biathlon in Beijing on February 26th, 2021: Live broadcast in TV & stream, schedule, date & time
- Friday, February 26th: Women 4 x 7.5 km relay competition, 9.15 a.m.
- Saturday, February 27th: Men 4 x 7.5 km relay competition, 9.15 a.m.
- Sunday, February 28th: women 7.5 km Sprint competition, 6.35 a.m.
- Sunday, February 28th: men 10 km Sprint competition, 9.30 a.m.
- Monday, March 1st: women 10 km Pursuit competition, 9.15 a.m.
- Monday, March 1st: Men 12.5 km Pursuit competition, 11.15 a.m.
March 11th – March 14th: Biathlon World Cup in Nove Mesto na Morave (CZE): Biathlon in Nove Mesto on March 11th, 2021: Live in TV & Stream. Dates, time & schedule
- Thursday, March 11th: Men 10 km Sprint competition, 5.30 p.m.
- Friday, March 12th: women 7.5 km Sprint competition, 5.30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 13th: men 12.5 km Pursuit competition, 2.45 p.m.
- Saturday, March 13th: women 10 km Pursuit competition, 5.15 p.m.
- Sunday, March 14th: 4 x 6 mixed relay (W + M)
- Sunday, March 14th: Single Mixed Relay (W + M)
March 18 – March 21: Biathlon world cup in Oslo, Norway: Biathlon in Oslo on March 18th, 2021: broadcast live on TV & Stream. Date, time & appointments
- Thursday, March 18: women 7.5 km Sprint competition, 3.30 p.m.
- Friday, March 19: Men 10 km Sprint competition, 3.30 p.m.
- Saturday, March 20th: women 10 km Pursuit competition, 12.15 p.m.
- Saturday, March 20th: Men 12.5 km Pursuit competition, 3:15 p.m.
- Sunday, March 21st: women 12.5 km Mass start Competition, 1 p.m.
- Sunday, March 21st: men 15 km Mass start Competition, 3:30 p.m.
Biathlon World Cup 2020/21: TV rights & broadcasting rights
ARD and ZDF hold the broadcast rights for all international biathlon competitions. The TV contract from 2018 to 2022 between the International Biathlon Union (IBU) and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is valid from 2018 to 2022. ARD and ZDF broadcast three biathlon world championships and 36 biathlon world cup events with more than 200 competitions.
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According to reports from the not most authoritative British publication The Sun, London Tottenham are interested in the services of the French Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud, who intends to leave his current club in the next transfer window.
By the way, another London club, West Ham, is also showing interest in Fat, but this option does not look entirely interesting for the striker himself, because he believes that he is able to play for much stronger teams with the prefix “top”. José Mourinho is the initiator of the interest in Giroud at Tottenham. HE sees the striker as an excellent replacement for Harry Kane, who has recently been known for his trauma.
Giroud is just considering various options for continuing his career and is not ready to make a final decision right now. Most likely, he will begin negotiations with other clubs only after the opening of the winter transfer window.
Nazar Cherkovsky, editorial office of ChelseaNews.Ru
The Spanish Winter Short Pool Championship has been marked by the harsh conditions demanded by the coronavirus pandemic. Not only because of the well-known measures such as the safety distance, the obligation to wear a mask even before swimming or the absence of public, but also enrollment has been very restricted. Only the 24 first places in the ranking of the Spanish Federation could register (not swimming) from June 1, 2019 to October 25, 2020. Afters only the 12 best pre-registration marks in each test would be the ones that will make up the lists definitive participation. In addition, the competition has been held in a time trial format with a maximum of 3 series per event with eight participants in each series. Due to these restrictions it has happened that the swimmers who participated in more than one test have found themselves in the position of having to swim two finals with very little margin for recovery.
Five swimmers from Gipuzkoan clubs have participated in this Championship. Maider Redin (CN Easo), who achieved the only medal for our territory by achieving third place in the 100 butterfly test, with the Basque record included. On behalf of Bidasoa XXI, Ander Arruabarrena, Amaia Cendoya and Ainhoa and Leire Martín. The sisters of Lasarte-Oria have stood out for their good results. Both have lowered the Euskadi record for their age (17 years) in all the events in which they have swum. Even in the 400 styles, Leire first beat it in the first series and shortly after his sister Ainhoa took it off. One series lasted the record.
Leire Martin It has been perhaps the Gipuzkoan swimmer that has suffered the most from participation restrictions. On Saturday’s day he had to face two of his tests with little more than an hour of rest. At 10:20 in the morning he swam the 200 backstroke (with a 17-year-old Euskadi record: 2: 14.54) and an hour later he threw 400 styles also getting the best Basque mark (4: 51.42) although his sister Ainhoa it would downgrade shortly after leaving it at 4: 45.33.
This Sunday the difference between their tests has been even smaller. At 10:55 he has swam the 50 backstroke. Result: 29.02, absolute tenth and the new best Basque brand of the age. A quarter of an hour later she was thrown to compete in 200 styles where she has classified thirteenth with 2.20.32, very close to the age record that her sister Ainhoa has later reduced to 2.16.56.
The general balance of the Gipuzkoan swimmers is more than satisfactory considering the strict conditions of participation. A good sign for Gipuzkoan swimming.
Little clean man: Mobile air filters clean the air from fine dust, pollen, gases and even viruses.
Fine dust, pollen – and now viruses too. The time for fresh air fanatics has come. Many of them hope for mobile air filters. We have put some models to the practical test.
WITHUnfortunately out of stock. No, this is not about toilet paper for two euros, but about mobile air purifiers for several hundred euros. Regardless of which online shop of a manufacturer you look at, the probability of getting one of the coveted clean men without waiting is not high. Since this pandemic year, the desire for healthy indoor air has never been more pressing. They hum in the doctor’s treatment room so that the patients feel safe even during routine checks. And more and more people breathe more easily when a device is company in the living room, kitchen or bedroom. But do the air purifiers really provide good air or just a good feeling?
Editor in the “Technology and Engine” section.
We took a closer look at three new air purifiers, representing hundreds of devices that companies are currently bringing onto the market: a very cheap one from the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi called the Mi Air Purifier 3H for around 150 euros, a model from Philips for 400 euros (AC2939 / 10 ) and the AEG air purifier AX9 for 545 euros.