New hope and a hopeless world… Biden – 09/11/2020 Opinion

Many qualifiers can be said about him, but those that characterize him the most are dialogue, pragmatic and for Europe it is a respite and is a possibility in relations with the United States.

Again the dialogue that Trump omitted will return and the forms of understanding will be activated again. Perhaps some emblematic European leaders like Macron or Merkel herself, do not have it excessively easy, but light years from him I deal with the egomaniac and now, fortunately, a loser, a word widely used by his own, there is no doubt about that.

Putin and Trump, formerly traveling companions. Now with Biden, what Putin can hope is sanctions against the Russian economy. With China, a more open future is expected, in the face of almost constant threats from the outgoing president.

Let’s not be naïve, because the tension between China and the United States will not cease to exist, but it will not be a small thing, and for international and global politics, much more favorable than what has existed until now.

With regard to Turkey, that Erdogan had aligned himself with Trump, I have no doubt that he will know how to take advantage of this new situation, because strategically it is a vital country in relation to the Middle East and in the process improves Europe-Turkey relations, regarding to adversaries like Russia and China.

With regard to Latin America, he is also in luck, with the exception of Bolsonaro and López Obrador, who are closer to Trump. Dialogue will flow again and the conversations and the thawing with governments like Cuba will surely return, which I believe will have a beneficial effect on their citizens.

Let’s not forget that Trump, backed by Russia, expressly supported Brexit and the disintegration of the EU, now it should be the opposite.

We must not forget that it was Trump who dynamited the two Brussels agreements, considered fundamental for the fight against climate change (the survival of the Earth as a habitable planet) and the nuclear treaty with Iran.

Trump really was a real THREAT for the survival of the EU as much and on the same level as Russia, China or jihadist terrorism.

Biden has strong ties to Ireland and has already warned Johnson that if he breaches the divorce treaty signed with the EU in relation to Northern Ireland, as he has threatened, he will not sign any trade agreement with him.

That is a great foothold for Europe in the face of Brexit and its separation from Europe, which puts us on the winners’ grid (EU) against clear losers named Boris Jhonson.

Not all are advantages and among the disadvantages they can lead to is forgetting their desire to achieve “strategic autonomy” and continue to depend on the United States Security umbrella, leaving behind the European Defense Cooperation Agreement (PESCO) in the one that was currently being worked on.

Jose Luis Ortiz


Johnson and Von der Leyen agree to “redouble efforts” toward a post-Brexit deal

The British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and the president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, they agreed ‘Redouble efforts’ towards a post-Brexit deal in a telephone conversation held this Saturday, a British government spokesman said.

The source noted that during the call, planned to Taking stock of the negotiationsJohnson noted that, while progress has been made, “significant differences persist in several areas” of common concern, including competition and fisheries.

The two leaders agreed that their respective teams will continue negotiations next Monday in London in order to “Redouble efforts to reach an agreement”, which would enter into force at the end, on December 31, of the post-Brexit transition period, which was formally executed on January 31.

For their part, Johnson and Von der Leyen “will remain in contact,” the spokesman said. If they fail to negotiate a bilateral pact, as of January 1, 2021, the United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) will start trading based on the generic, less beneficial regulations of the World Trade Organization (WTO).


▷ Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections

Meghan Markle’s vote in the US elections.


In these last American electionss  Meghan Markle has been encouraged to vote in its public comments. ‘Page Six’ has been confirmed by sources close to the Sussex that the Duchess voted days before by post, and they go further by adding that she would also have exercised her right as an American citizen if she continued to live in the United Kingdom.


▷ The new virtual BlizzCon will be free for everyone: Blizzard says goodbye to the classic ticket in this edition

BlizzConline will be the event to learn more about Overwatch 2, Diablo 4, and other games.

Blizzard It has been holding a face-to-face event for 15 years where it announces news for its video games, and where fans can meet to participate in all kinds of activities related to their favorite titles. As we already knew, the 2020 pandemic has caused this BlizzCon to become “BlizzConline“an exclusively digital edition destined to maintain tradition from a safer perspective. And with this new format, they also arrive monetization changes.

In a video reviewing Blizzard-related news, products and services, President J. Allen Brack announces that BlizzConline, dated to February 19 and 20, will be free for all viewers. This is, in part, a first for the event: although the opening ceremony has always been free to watch, the rest of the tournaments, contests and collectibles were part of a virtual ticket of 40 dollars / euros.

In spite of everything, a good part of the activities which WoW parents are accustomed to, including competitions, cosplay contests or the fun march of the murlocs, where fans interpret these tribal fish with greater or lesser visual fidelity. Of course, we will also have ads.

In this edition, we will have to closely track Overwatch 2 Y Diablo IV, among other novelties. The former will add campaign heroes and PvE content to Blizzard’s cooperative shooter, while the latter will take a more sinister and traditional approach to the loot progression-based RPG series. Neither has a release date for now.

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Flanders wields a 1666 treaty to fish in British waters even if Brexit fails

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Charles II of England had a hectic life. A woman he married in two separate ceremonies, no legitimate children, but a minimum of 12 with his lovers, a beheaded father, and himself spending nine years in exile before taking the thrones of England, Scotland and Ireland after the Cromwell’s death. He spent three of his years in exile in the Flemish city of Bruges and, grateful for their hospitality, in 1666 he awarded them the Privilegie der Visscherie, the privilege of fishermen who gave 50 boats from that city rights …

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▷ Pregnant? Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a secret kept for “confidential reason”


October 30 2020, 11:28 am

Royal families do not usually have few members, so Meghan Markle and the prince harry They could be gearing up for the announcement of the arrival of a new royal baby.

According to British media reports, the Duchess of Sussex; who won a motion to delay the court battle with the British tabloid for a “confidential” reason, is pregnant and will confirm soon.

According to the report, the judge Mark Warby granted the delay after Meghan’s team gave a “confidential reason” for doing so.

With information from El Farandi

Shortly after the judge’s comments, royal fans began speculating about Meghan Markle’s pregnancy; as he won the bid for a confidential reason that was shared by his legal team in court.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became parents to their first child Archie Harrison in May 2019. It has never been confirmed whether the couple will attempt to have children again. But nevertheless; The former ‘Suits’ star is speculated to be pregnant and will confirm soon.

The tabloid, citing a source, stated: “It seems certain that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will join your family.”

Meghan would surely be delighted when she emerged victorious in her bid to have a privacy action against a tabloid newspaper postponed for about nine months until next fall.

The trial was to begin in London in January 2021.

Prince Harry’s wife is suing Associated Newspapers by articles in the Mail on Sunday which included parts of a handwritten letter he had sent to his father, Thomas Markle, in August 2018. “My conclusion is that the correct decision in all circumstances is to grant the request”, said the judge. “That means that the test date of January 11, 2021 will become vacant and the test will be rescheduled for a new date in the fall.”


Why is it getting harder and harder for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to spend Christmas in England?


October 29 2020, 2:02 pm

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It will soon be a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle left for the United States never to return. They announced it on January 18 after spending more than a month on vacation in Los Angeles, where they spent Christmas with Meghan’s mother instead of with the Royal Family, as had been tradition.

By Vanity Fair

Of course, before formally abandoning their life as royals, the Sussexes returned to the UK in March to say goodbye and finalize the deals for their long-awaited freedom, which was finally granted by Queen Elizabeth II in April. And since then, they have never seen each other again in person.

That is why all the British people were anxious to know how the next Christmas would go when Harry and Meghan had to return yes or yes to England. Although not for pleasure, but because on January 11 the trial that the dukes are holding against Associated Newspaper, which owns several tabloids, is scheduled to be held in London, which they accuse of publishing false information about them.

A legal battle that demands that the couple be present in the courtroom, something that in order to comply with it forces them to travel to England two weeks before the date of the trial to keep the corresponding quarantine that the British government requires of those who enter the country from United States.

But according to what has just been learned, finally that Christmas return could not take place. Well, the judge in charge of the case accepted the formal request that Harry and Meghan’s lawyers have sent to delay this meeting in court for several months.

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Citizens again demand a system for evaluating public policies – 10/22/2020 Region

Ciudadanos has insisted on the need to establish evaluation systems for public policies. On account of the intervention in the Plenary session of this Thursday by the Minister of Agriculture to give an account of the situation of the countryside in the region, the president of the orange parliamentary group, Alejandro Ruiz, stressed that “we need more transparency on the part of the council, without knowing what the objectives are, it is impossible to evaluate the data, which is offered to us without context ”.

In this sense, Ruiz recalled that precisely in the plenary session last week Citizens requested the implementation of a law for the evaluation of public policies that would oblige the Government to account for the results of its actions according to quantifiable criteria “to avoid that it is sold to us as a great success which it really is not ”. And it was precisely the negative vote of the PSOE that prevented this initiative from going ahead, something that today the orange deputy has reproached.

Contingency plan

On the other hand, the president of the centrist group has regretted that the Ministry of Agriculture has not developed a contingency plan in the field of exports. Councilor Martínez Arroyo has excused himself from the difficulties of the Castilla-La Mancha agri-food sector due to the protectionist policy of the United States and the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. “If a solid plan had been drawn up at the time, as requested by Citizens a year ago, perhaps today our farmers and ranchers would not have to suffer from international restrictions,” Ruiz said.


The agri-food sector of C-LM grows even in situations of “enormous difficulty” like this, according to the Board

Martínez Arroyo, who has appeared in the plenary session of the Cortes to report on the latest trade agreements carried out in the agri-food sector, has thus highlighted data in this area such as the increase in turnover in exports compared to the previous year.

At this point, he has valued the effort made by IPEX to promote the sector in a “very difficult year” to do so abroad, despite which 46 promotional actions have been held so far this year in which 235 have participated Castilla-La Mancha companies, 50 percent of them from the agri-food sector.

The head of Agriculture has indicated that this is “probably the economic sector that is pulling the car the most and will do so more in the future”, and after reviewing different data, he has highlighted the “historical record” of wine sales to Japan or the data on Manchego cheese, “which has been able to overcome the difficult situation” in what it has called “the champion of resilience in Castilla-La Mancha”, with an increase in sales both in the interior and in export, especially in the US.

The counselor has finally stopped on the protection agreement signed on September 14 between the EU and China to protect a hundred European geographical indications and designations of origin in the Asian country in exchange for doing the same in the EU with another hundred Chinese , including 12 denominations of origin of which three are from Castilla-La Mancha, and has ensured that this Government defends the interests of the region “with honesty and a lot of work.”


The Cs deputy, Alejandro Ruiz, has begun his intervention assuming that those offered by the counselor are “absolute data” and therefore cannot be assessed since “we do not know what the forecasts were” of the Ministry. “We can thank you for the appearance” but no, he indicated, if we have to congratulate them or we have to “pull the ears.”

Ruiz has also missed a contingency plan to face the export situation, as requested by his group, since the “uncertainty” he talks about when referring to the policy of US President Donald Trump and Brexit “there wouldn’t be.”

From the PP, the parliamentarian Lola Merino has criticized that Martínez Arroyo has dedicated himself to offering data that are already known through the Ministry, ICEX, IPEX or the Ministry itself, lamenting that it has not announced “not a single measure” for help farmers and ranchers.

“The only thing that has been announced is the EU agreement with China” which, as the ‘popular’ deputy has highlighted, “is not yet under way”, as the forecast is that it will come into force next year. In this regard, he has asked the head of Agriculture if he believes that this agreement is the solution to all the problems of the region’s countryside, when it only includes three figures from the region, two of them from wine. “We have two figures, which are Page and the counselor, and not exactly quality,” he specified.

Finally, the socialist deputy Joaquina Saiz has wondered if the PP “thinks it wrong” to protect the denominations of origin of Castilla-La Mancha, and has applauded the work of the Government and the counselor to protect the products of the region “in the face of abuses” and because he has “fought a lot” for these denominations of origin to enter into the agreement with China, “and they will not be the only ones,” he predicted.

In his second intervention, Martínez Arroyo, in response to Alejandro Ruiz, has been available to tell how the different indicators that appear in the Regional Development Plan (PDR) have been and is being monitored and he has indicated that, In relation to the problems of Brexit and US tariffs, work has been done from the perspective of the contingency.

He has answered Lola Merino that they are “late” asking for measures for the agricultural sector since the Government has launched many since the pandemic began. “In March we were very fast, precisely with the livestock sector,” stressed the counselor, who is aware that sometimes they get it right and sometimes not, although they always show their face, something that the PP cannot say about its government stage in the region.


▷ Dos ex-Blizzard fundan Frost Giant Studios

From ex-Blizzard they have announced the founding of Frost Giant Studios in Orange County, California.

Tim Morten, CEO of the company, was the chief producer of Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void and has worked for the last six years in the company, although he has gone through numerous studies and has been involved in sagas such as Command & Conquer.

Tim Campbell, meanwhile, was the lead designer for the Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne campaign and has since been involved in numerous projects, most recently Wasteland 3 as director.

The first round of financing has closed with 4.7 million dollars raised by various investors, including Riot Games.

The company’s first game will be an RTS (real-time strategy game) and its goal is for it to be the next great game in the genre.

Real-Time Strategy Returns! We’re launching a new game studio to build the next great RTS! Join us on our journey at! #FrostGiant

— Frost Giant Studios (@Frost_Giant) October 20, 2020