What will the weather be like on Christmas Eve and Christmas?

The special bulletin of the Directorate of Meteorology notes that the weather for Christmas Eve and Christmas will remain warm to hot for Thursday and Friday of this week.

The possibility of storms or showers is only high for some areas of the North and the Chaco for the day of Thursday, December 24, while for the rest of the departmental capitals, climatic instabilities are not expected.

However, for Friday, December 25, some showers and rains are announced for much of the country.

– Asunción and Central

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 21 ° C. Maximum: 35 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 36 ° C.

– Caacupé (Cordillera)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 21 ° C. Maximum: 35 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 37 ° C.

– Ciudad del Este (Alto Paraná)

Thursday 24: Showers. Minimum: 20 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

– Caazapá (Caazapá)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 20 ° C. Maximum: 34 ° C.

Friday 25: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 36 ° C.

– Colonel Oviedo (Caaguazú)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 21 ° C. Maximum: 34 ° C.

Friday 25: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 34 ° C.

– Concepción (Concepción)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 36 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 24 ° C. Maximum: 36 ° C.

– Encarnacion (Itapúa)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 20 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

Friday 25: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 34 ° C.

– Fort Olimpo (Alto Paraguay)

Thursday 24: Showers and occasional thunderstorms. Minimum: 24 ° C. Maximum: 38 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers and occasional thunderstorms. Minimum: 26 ° C. Maximum: 38 ° C.

– Paraguarí (Paraguarí)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 21 ° C. Maximum: 35 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 37 ° C.

– Pedro Juan Caballero (Amambay)

Thursday 24: Showers. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

– Pilar (Ñeembucú)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 20 ° C. Maximum: 35 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 37 ° C.

– Salto del Guairá (Canindeyú)

Thursday 24: Showers. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

– San Juan Bautista (Missions)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 20 ° C. Maximum: 34 ° C.

Friday 25: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 35 ° C.

– San Pedro (San Pedro)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 22 ° C. Maximum: 33 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 36 ° C.

– Pozo Colorado (Presidente Hayes)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 37 ° C.

Friday 25: Showers and occasional thunderstorms. Minimum: 24 ° C. Maximum: 37 ° C.

– Villarrica (Guairá)

Thursday 24: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 21 ° C. Maximum: 35 ° C.

Friday 25: Partly cloudy. Minimum: 23 ° C. Maximum: 36 ° C.

These days, thousands of compatriots traditionally migrated to the interior of the country to spend the celebrations with their families.

Read more: Mario Abdo formalizes decree without restrictions for trips to the interior

However, given this atypical year due to the pandemic, the health authorities appeal that people remain in their homes complying with the protocols to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The Ministry of Public Health warned that the country is going through the worst moment of the pandemic.

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how will the weather be during the weekend

Some are expected to be locally strong, with abundant falling water in short periods, strong electrical activity, falling hail of various sizes and gusts.

Precipitation between 30 and 70 mm is estimated for this day, and can be overcome in a localized way, especially in the north of Santa Fe, center and south of Corrientes, and north of Entre Ríos.

The forecast in Gualeguaychú

For our city, the SMN forecasts high probabilities of strong storms for this afternoon, and isolated storms at night. The temperature will oscillate between 22ºC and 30ºC.

While for Sunday partially cloudy skies are expected throughout the day until night, at which time there is up to a 40% chance of isolated storms. The heat will continue, since the expected minimum is 22ºC and the maximum is 31.

On the other hand, the beginning of next week would be without rain at least until Wednesday.

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how will the weather be during the weekend

Some are expected to be locally strong, with abundant falling water in short periods, strong electrical activity, falling hail of various sizes and gusts.

Precipitation between 30 and 70 mm is estimated for this day, and can be overcome in a localized way, especially in the north of Santa Fe, center and south of Corrientes, and north of Entre Ríos.

The forecast in Gualeguaychú

For our city, the SMN forecasts high probabilities of strong storms for this afternoon, and isolated storms at night. The temperature will oscillate between 22ºC and 30ºC.

While for Sunday partially cloudy skies are expected throughout the day until night, at which time there is up to a 40% chance of isolated storms. The heat will continue, since the expected minimum is 22ºC and the maximum is 31.

On the other hand, the beginning of next week would be without rain at least until Wednesday.

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What is it like to have your mind on fire at a time like this?

There was a time when everyone was baking cakes or research new recipes. Or to touch the kitchen for the first time. He also took care of the plants. He sewed and arranged old clothes. Everything was photographed and uploaded to the networks, sent by WhatsApp or counted by zoom. Everything was “to do something” during the harsh confinement. The writer Zadie Smith (London, 1975), like many others in her guild – the one who could, who was allowed to – dedicated herself to writing precisely about all those ways of spending time, first in New York where she lives, and when she was able to travel , in London. Maybe a form of control in the face of lack of control. Perhaps a form of resistance also against that feeling of submission that we all could feel – or still feel – at some point. As she typed herself: “What is it like to have your mind on fire at a time like this?”

'Contemplations'
‘Contemplations’

The result is six small trials, just a few pills, collected under the name of ‘Contemplaciones’ (Salamandra) -the English ‘Intimations’ sounds more precise- that reveal sensations, feelings, thoughts, emotions and various complaints against certain viruses that are not always those microscopic bugs that are so scary. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to the New York Emergency Fund for COVID-19. Smith has clear, incisive prose, that does not get lost in meanders, something that anyone who has read novels like ‘White Teeth’ knows, with which he reached the literary Olympus when he was not even 25 years old, or essays like ‘Change your mind’. And his style is not lost in metaphors that only the person who writes understands. Smith gets to the point with a certain fury.

For public health

And the heart, after a brief text on peonies – a trial without plants during confinement is not a trial or nothing – was public health when it all started at the end of March (there everything came a little later than in Spain). Universal healthcare in a country that hardly knows what that is. So says Smith. In ‘The American Exception’ the novelist is surprised that the president will adopt a warlike language against death for the first time when “for millions of Americans (premature death) has always been a war.” And remember the criticism from the US there was towards “shitty countries for their high mortality rates” -some would think of Spain- when the inequality in contagion among Americans was abysmal affecting mainly blacks and Latinos. When she wrote it, the elections had not yet been held and there were a few months left, but the British woman’s argument is obvious: “The war that the United States is waging cannot depend on the hollow figure of its president. You have to overcome it, get around it, leave it behind ”.

Do nothing

There are other more intimate texts that address, for example, how to write when your job is to write and now you have all the time in the world to be at home and write. “Perhaps you would expect writers, so familiar with dead times and loneliness, to handle this better than most,” he says. And she discovers that it is not like that for her. And that, in the end, “there is no difference between novels and biscuits. They are only something to do, they cannot substitute for love ”. You have to do, work, grasp something with your hands that is not ethereal, spiritual and inane. It is said by someone who also recognizes himself as a debtor to Calvinist (British) culture and who consoles himself by seeing how everyone has fallen into that need to make, plant, create (even children). But he also kicks the table: “Not all of us can sit cross-legged like Buddhists, day and night, meditating on sublime matters (…) However, I don’t want to just continue serving a sentence, as before.” What if after all this the time has come to do nothing?

The suffering

In ‘Suffering like Mel Gibson’ he moves from a meme about Gibson and the actor who played Jesus Christ in ‘The Passion of the Christ’ the idea of ​​absolute suffering. The caption of the photo read: me (mel) explaining to my friend with children (jesus) what it feels like to be confined alone. Of course, when faced with this, the children put their hands to their heads: what do you know, how hard it is to carry this with children under six years of age. The novelist refutes the question: pain belongs to everyone “and suffering has little to do with privilege”, since, if that were the case, “the daughter of the rich businessman would never go hungry nor would the movie star shoot himself ”.

“Suffering has little to do with privilege”, since, if it were, “the daughter of the rich businessman would never go hungry”

These types of conversations -like those of the meme- surely took place during the confinement in the houses. With complaints for all tastes. The urbanite suffering from being alone; parents for losing privacy. Zadie Smith points out that since suffering is absolute, why not complain. Allow yourself it because even if you take it perfectly well, “when the bad day of the week finally arrives -and we all have it-, that moment in which your sufferings, however insignificant they may be in the general plane, fall on you as if Had they been purposely designed to destroy you specifically, it may be worth allowing yourself to acknowledge the reality of suffering. That is to say, that everyone wears it as best they can.

Third World USA

Among these texts there are also brush strokes of New York characters and situations that become strange if they are observed from a European point of view in which there is a Welfare State and this type of thing (such as unemployment). More than strange they seem third world. Like when he relates the hours of that nail salon that does not stop from Monday to Sunday and everything that will have to be invoiced to pay a rent on Sixth avenue below Fourteenth. “So much so that the Barnes & Noble bookstore location continues with the blinds down for a decade now,” he writes.

That man who shouted down the street that Covid-19 was “a cold. Wash your hands and they’re damn it! “

Or that denialist man in a wheelchair who, just as Smith and his family were leaving home on their way to the airport to go to London, shouted down the street that the COVID-19 thing was “a cold. Wash your hands and they’re damn it! “. Or that eighty-year-old neighbor, smoker and dog-walker who told him that everything would be fine if they stayed together (not knowing that Smith was about to leave the apartment). Or the computer kid who works at New York University and who barely can afford to live, like almost all young people: “Long before this crisis they were already living with little hope in the support of institutions or the system, dealing with hazardous futures, unaffordable debts, fear “. And some still worry about whether they wear dreadlocks when “style is the only thing they have”, ditch Smith referring to that phrase by Susan Sontag that pointed out that “style is the means to insist on something.”

The madness

“This confinement is driving people crazy,” the mother tells the novelist. Smith later remembers a guy standing in a plaza with a banner that read “I am an Asian who hates himself. Let’s talk!”. The anecdote gives him to talk about hatred and hate crimes, an expression that exasperates him since he considers that it gives him an aura of power that abjection and evil do not possess. Hate, he says, shouldn’t give a special aura.

But this also leads him to point out that there is a distortion of reality in this self-hatred, that is, madness. And he wonders precisely how those who already see everything somewhat distorted have handled all this. “What is it like to have your mind on fire at a time like this?” In summary: how it felt that one who, having the apocalypse in his head every day, went out one day to the streets in New York (or in some other city) and saw the desolate, empty and silent streets. He still felt saner than ever in his life.

The scorn virus

Most of the time under words like ‘racism’ in reality what underlies is ‘contempt’ (in other so many times class and economic). For Smith, as dangerous as a virus, because it is easily inoculated and lasts for generations. In the UK, he elaborates, there was a well-known contagion: el asesor de Boris Johnson, Dominic Cummings, who just a few days ago walked out the back door of Downing Street. A guy who believed that the people “are there to be governed; to handle it, play with it, put up with it, tolerate it, ridicule it ”. And always feeling group immunityWhatever you do – like skipping lockdown, which is what Cummings did – nothing is ever going to happen to you.

Zadie Smith en 2014 (EFE)Zadie Smith en 2014 (EFE)
Zadie Smith en 2014 (EFE)

That of immunity is what, says the writer, is in the US with respect to the black population. And it explains what happened in Minneapolis (during the hardest time of the pandemic): nothing could happen to a white cop who puts his knee to the throat of a black boy because nothing ever happens. The problem, insists the writer whose mother is from Jamaica, is that this virus of contempt has not only inoculated Republicans but also observed it among Democrats. Because it has more to do with poverty than with race.

many “democrats” are content to put a “fade to black on their social networks for a day, read books by black authors

“Why is it that even in the states that vote the most for the Democratic Party in the United States, they put so much effort in ensuring that their children do not go to school with the children of those people whose lives supposedly matter?”, He asks, criticizing that many “democrats” are content with putting a fade to black on their social networks for a day, reading books by black authors, and educating themselves on issues that concern blacks, as long as this education do not materialize in black children attending their schools”.

The writer, however, like the black writer Chester Himes, has for everyone: the virus of contempt also has it the blacks themselves, “As any black citizen who has been pinned to the ground by a black policeman can attest.”

The final list

Towards the end, Zadie Smith offers a certain X-ray of herself. What remains of this exploration. From their tastes -very similar to everyone born in the mid-seventies- such as Neneh, Madonna, Salt and Pepa, Grace Jones or Isabel I (the one they called a virgin queen) or vital issues such as “being considered ugly when I was young and pretty later. That when the opinion of others changed, it was already too late ”; “May my fear be stronger than my desire, including my desire to hurt myself”; “That my physical and moral cowardice has never been put to the test until now.”

Until now. As has happened to many.

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Visit Saint Nicholas church in Demre (Turkey), origin of Santa Claus

Frescoes in the church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

Frescoes in the church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

The church of saint nicholas in Demre is one of four or five most visited monuments in Turkey and a mandatory stop on any tour of the Mediterranean coast of this country.

Many reasons justify that all travelers want to get to know this historical monument.

On the one hand, there is its historical value, a reflection of a time and of the thousand vicissitudes that this area has experienced, and for that reason it is included in the tentative list of the World Heritage from Unesco since 2000.

Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in TurkeyChurch of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

There is also its religious value, since St nicolas (known as Saint Nicholas of Bari or Myra) is he patron saint of Turkey, Greece and Russia, so it receives a constant flow of pilgrims of those nationalities.

Besides all this, many of us want to know this place because St nicolas is (probably) the origin of the figure of Santa Claus O Santa claus.

The church, now converted into a museum, is in the city of Demre, a population that has been historically known as Myra.

In addition to the church, in Demre there are other important places to know as the lycian necropolis and the ancient theater.

All the information in detail

History of the church of St. Nicholas in Demre

The remains of the church are restored and relatively well preserved.

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Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

It was abandoned for a long time, since the Greek congregation in the area had to leave the country in 1923 in the process of exchange of populations between Turkey and Greece.

Much of what we see corresponds to the church built in the 11th century on a much earlier sanctuary.

A curiosity is that you have to descend to it, since the ground level of its time was about three meters below the current one.

Who was Saint Nicholas

The original structure must have been a basilica built on the grave of St nicolas, who died in the middle of the fourth century and was born in Patara, one of the Lycian cities most important in antiquity.

St nicolas It was him bishop of Licia and participated in the first Council of Nicea.

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Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

Many are attributed miracles, even in life, and one of the most famous was to resurrect three boys who had been dismembered by a butcher who put the pieces on sale in his shop.

Fundamentally they are attributed acts of generosity and philanthropy.

The key episode in his story occurred when he learned that a very poor neighbor could not marry his daughters because he did not have the resources to pay their dowry, so one night, when everyone was asleep, Nicholas He threw three bags of gold coins at them out the window.

Saint Nicholas and the tradition of Christmas

This story, conveniently repeated over time, gave rise to the character who distributes gifts at Christmas to children that they behave well.

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Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

Tradition states that the miracles continued after his death, and the church that contained his remains grew with different reforms and became one of the most important pilgrimage centers of the byzantine world.

In fact, Myra was one of the main stages of the palm trees, the pilgrims coming to Jerusalem.

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In the year 1087, some bari merchants They looted the sarcophagus and took a good part of the bones to their city, and for this reason it is now known as Saint Nicholas of Bari.

A few years earlier the schism that led to the separation between the Catholic and Orthodox churches had occurred, and in those troubled times the relics of the most revered saints were among the most valuable and desired objects in the Christian world.

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Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

Being such a visited place, around it there is a good amount of souvenir and curiosity shops, many of them religious themes.

There is also, how could it be otherwise, statues of Santa claus.

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What to see when visiting the church of San Nicolás

The church that is visited today is quite complex due to the different extensions, reconstructions and restorations carried out over time.

One of the last was financed by the Tsar Nicholas I in the 19th century, perhaps because he was the saint of his name and because St nicolas is also the moscow pattern.

It is advisable to spend some time visiting, looking around corners, patios and galleries, observing the details of the walls, floors and ceilings, and resting for a while in any corner.

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Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

If it coincides with the visit of a group of Russian tourists, the veneration that is had for the place is appreciated despite the fact that it is already desecrated.

Thus it is also understood that Antalya region be the stretch of turkish mediterranean coastline most visited by Russians, who thus combine the beaches with the pilgrimage to the sanctuary of their patron.

It is difficult to establish a tour of the whole; you just have to go through it several times because details always appear.

Entry is made by one chapel adorned with frescoes that extends through a gallery where there are several sarcophagi.

The church has a Greek cross plan, very frequent in the byzantine architecture.

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Souvenirs in shop next to the Church of Saint Nicholas in Demre

The 11th century building had a dome, but the Tsar’s restoration replaced it with a vaulted ceiling.

Behind the altar, which is surrounded by columns, the synthronon, a semicircular bench reserved for the clergy.

By various places in the church appear frescoed walls depicting saints and biblical scenes.

There is a slightly hidden gallery that has some of the best paintings, but it may go unnoticed in a quick view.

An especially attractive detail is the floor, with several examples of opus sectile (a kind of mosaics made with pieces of marble) with geometric drawings.

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Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra in Demre in Turkey

In the church of saint nicholas several are preserved monumental sarcophagi, one of whom is supposed to have kept the remains of St nicolas and it is highly revered by Russian pilgrims.

Through the narthex one passes an atrium, and in both sections there are relieves all types.

One of the most curious is a cross in which one of the arms becomes an anchor, which is considered to be proof that St nicolas was considered from very early the protector of sailors.

Hours and prices visit church of San Nicolás

The church is actually a museum and it is open every day of the year.

Santa Claus next to the Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra. In Demre Santa Claus next to the Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra. In Demre

Santa Claus next to the Church of Saint Nicholas of Myra. In Demre

The visiting hours of the church of San Nicolás They are from 8.30 am to 6.45 pm from April 1 to September 30, and from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm from October 1 to March 31.

The price of admission to visit the church is 50 lire (5.50 euros).

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Mascherano’s career: His start in River, Barcelona and emblem of the National Team

El Jefecito debuted earlier with La Albiceleste than with River, which would be a hallmark for his entire career. He defended the national team’s jersey at 19, at the hands of Marcelo Bielsa, in a 2-2 draw against Uruguay on July 16, 2003. Later he had his debut at the Millionaire, where he played two seasons (and was 2004 Clausura champion) before signing with Corinthians in 2005.

After his experience in Brazilian football (where he won a title), he jumped to Europe: West Ham and Liverpool (reached the final of the Champions League in 2007) were the shirts he defended in England, before moving to Barcelona in 2010.

All Mascherano titles at Barcelona
In the culé team he adapted to playing as a central marker and won 18 titles accompanied by Lionel Messi: four Spanish Super Cups, four Leagues, four King’s Cups, two Champions League (2011 and 2015), two European Super Cups and two World Cups. Clubs

The experience in China and the return to Argentina
After eight years defending the Blaugrana jersey, he signed with Hebei China Fortune FC After his experience in Chinese football, Juan Sebastián Verón finally convinced him to join Estudiantes, in November 2019: he played eleven games in 2020 and decided to hang up the booties after the loss to Argentinos this afternoon.

Mascherano, an emblem of the Argentine National Team
Mascherano became an emblem of the Argentine National Team: the Jefecito won the Gold medal at the Olympic Games in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, and was runner-up at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (with the unforgettable crossing of Arjen Robben in the semifinal against Holland).

He was also part of the Albiceleste that reached the finals of the Copa América in Peru 2004, Venezuela 2007, Chile 2015 and the United States 2016. The World Cup in Russia in 2018 was the end of 15 years defending the national team’s jersey.

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How will the weather be this Saturday in the city

After a week of pleasant weather, on Saturday the city woke up with different conditions. During the early morning rains and Rainfall will continue throughout the day, according to the forecast of the National Meteorological Service (SMN).

For the morning the forecast indicates isolated storms – with a probability of precipitation of between 10 and 40% throughout the day – and wind of between 7 and 12 kilometers from the northwest.

Towards the afternoon, showers are expected and the temperature will reach its maximum peak of 24 degrees. The wind will rotate west and maintain its speed, with changes during the night, which will blow from the south, from 13 to 22 kilometers per hour and gusts of between 42 and 50 kilometers per hour.

In addition, at the end of the day there will be a marked drop in temperature, which will reach 14 degrees and the probability of showers will persist.

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How to fix update stuck on initialization in Destiny 2 – SAMAGAME

Sometimes when you update Destiny 2 it crashes on initialization. This can be quite troublesome as the usual fixes don’t seem to work and the game is impossible to start. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help fix Destiny 2 when it gets stuck on initialization.


Destiny 2 stuck on initialization

Whenever Destiny 2 gets stuck on initialization, there are a few solutions you can try to fix it. One of the first options is to restart your computer and the Internet. This means finishing shutting down your desk and shutting down your modem or router for at least a minute.

The Options menu is near the top of the page. This is where you can scan and repair the game or find where it is installed.

The second option is to try the Scan and Repair option in the Blizzard app. When you are on the Destiny 2 Games page, look for the Options button above the box and select Scan and Repair. Choose Start Scan, and then wait to see if Blizzard finds a problem.

Another option is to run the Blizzard app as an administrator:

  1. Close the Blizzard app and make sure to exit on the taskbar.
  2. Look for the Blizzard app in your Start menu or in your home folder
    1. If you’re on the Start menu, right-click and select More, followed by Run as administrator
    2. If you are in the home folder, right-click and select Run as administrator
  3. Confirm that you want to run as administrator
  4. Resume download

In case none of the above steps work, you can try the following. This process requires renaming the Destiny 2 folder, which tricks the Blizzard app into thinking that it is no longer installed. Once you reinstall Destiny 2, change the folder to its original name. Blizzard will download the missing files. While this method may take the longest amount of time, it’s a surefire way to fix Destiny 2 stuck on initialization:

  1. To fix stuck initializing issue, first pause the download
  2. Click on the gearbox and select settings
  3. Find where Destiny 2 is installed (example: C: Program Files (x86) Destiny 2)
  4. Close the Blizzard app
  5. Navigate to where Destiny 2 is installed
  6. Rename the Destiny 2 folder to something different (example: Destiny 2 broken)
  7. Relaunch Battle.net
  8. Click Install in Destiny 2 but do not start installation
  9. Go back and rename the folder from Destiny 2 to Destiny 2
  10. Launch the installation in the Blizzard app
  11. Wait for all the files to finish installing again

These steps should cause Destiny 2 to finish initializing, allowing you to restart the game. If none of these options resolved the stuck on initializing issue, you may need to reinstall Destiny 2 entirely. For more troubleshooting issues, check out the full Destiny 2 strategy guide.

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We leave it for Tuesday | Champions League

The wait for the return of basketball in Argentina is long. In this case for the culmination of the Champions League semifinals. Quimsa is already in Buenos Aires and started with the corresponding protocols within the city. He arrived with one less player because he was positive in the last days.

Both casts will add more training, especially with their new foreigners. Not only the clear case of San Lorenzo with his new quartet (except for Tucker) but also for Quimsa with the readjustment of Robinson and especially Kent and a new foreigner who came through Draper, who finally will not be part of the team for the Champions League. . On that side it closes them both.

The protocols and swabs are demanding with the times and precisely what there is less is time. Considering that the game has 72 hours left, too fair to verify how each player is doing and losing one at the last minute could be a resounding change for the game itself. The authorization regarding DIRECTV is awaited for its programming, to see what the schedule is (it could be at 20) and carry it out.

There is another data that is not minor. The final will be the 30th (unless there is some new problem), which means less rest for the winner but with a shoot for what happened on Tuesday finally. Quite a difficult puzzle to put together.

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Some patients will suffer from diseases such as Alzheimer’s

She has been in the US for a decade and has been working at the Texas Medical Center in Houston for a little over two years, where she is a principal investigator and professor at the Center for Neuroregeneration at the Methodist Hospital Research Institute. The Galician Sonia Villapol is part of the International Covid-19 Research Team, trying to share all the information of how coronavirus affects the brain and nervous system.

This year, he has gone from studying the concussions suffered by NFL players to the neurological problems of covid patients and, interestingly, the strange connection between the two is in the intestines. From Houston, Villapol gives an interview to Teknautas in which he dares to set a date for the arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine and the period that we will have to continue wearing a mask, in addition to anticipating which treatments are considered the most promising.

José Pichel

José Luis Jiménez, a chemist at the University of Colorado in Boulder (USA), has become a benchmark that has been warning for months: aerosols also carry covid and this changes everything

However, this relatively optimistic view does not avoid your concern about the long-term effects of the pandemic, especially those that concern your field of knowledge, neurological sequelae. Nor does he hide his disappointment with a society that is excessively relaxed in the face of the problem and with institutions that have failed to emphasize the problem of transmission of the virus through the air, that have not transmitted the appropriate message or have provided the means to tackle it.

QUESTION. What is your mission in the International Covid-19 Research Team?

ANSWER. I am the coordinator of the neurology team and every week we discuss the news. You have to share data to move forward faster. Many are not even published, but are observations that come from hospitals in France, Italy and especially from here, the USA. We try to analyze similarities and differences between countries, because there are factors that depend on geography and genetics and are different.

Sonia Villapol (right) with colleagues from her laboratory. Sonia Villapol (right) with colleagues from her laboratory.
Sonia Villapol (right) with colleagues from her laboratory.

Q. What differences do you notice?

A. For example, we don’t know if racial factors play a role. Here, the covid affects more blacks and Hispanics and we believe that it is for socioeconomic reasons, but there may also be biological reasons. When the first data came in from Italy, we saw that the inflammatory response was stronger in the Mediterranean population than in the Anglo-Saxon population due to a number of proteins, and that kind of data can be translated into different treatments. In general, we must analyze demographic data with perspective, see how the pandemic affects older populations or how it can affect the fact that here in the US there is a lot of diabetes and obesity, because they are factors that affect severity. In addition, it is very important to follow the virus sequencing data by country to see how it is evolving and what type of mutations it is incorporating.

Q. In your area, what is known about how covid affects the brain?

R. I am involved in the study of the coronavirus because for years I have been researching molecules that are closely linked to the receptors for the entry of the virus into cells, the ACE2s. Besides being in the respiratory system, ACE2 receptors are also in the brain and this was a bit scary at first, when we started to see how the virus worked. In fact, the first symptoms are the loss of taste and smell, and this is related to the nervous system. In addition, there are memory losses and disorientation, especially in patients who are in the ICU, obviously, but there is evidence that the virus could damage the brain.

Q. In what way?

A. Regardless of the severity of the covid, there are short-term effects such as headache and lack of concentration that are transitory, but we do not know if it could lead to something else in the future. Others are more worrisome and can have serious sequelae. Through the circulatory system, strokes occur due to the rupture of blood vessels in the brain. There is an association of viral infectious diseases with more long-term problems, such as neurodegenerative diseases, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, but we will have to analyze this in a period of five or six years and see which patients develop these diseases. Some will probably suffer, but we cannot now estimate what percentage it is.

Photo: Reuters.Photo: Reuters.
Photo: Reuters.

Q. A case of Parkinson’s has already been described.

R. It was a very premature caseJust three or four weeks after the covid, the patient began to have tremors. He was very young, 45 years old, but they found him with Parkinson’s neuropathology as soon as he left the hospital and without any prior history. It is a clinical case that is published and analyzed, we do not know if it is sporadic or there are more that are not known, but it was directly associated with the covid. It could be for multiple reasons, as there is systemic inflammation in the body, more proteins related to Parkinson’s disease are produced, so it is possible that it was induced by this mechanism. Other viral infections also cause neurodegenerative diseases, especially Alzheimer’s, and it is not surprising.

Q. So, can it be expected that in a few years a consequence of the covid will be the appearance of more neurodegenerative diseases?

A. Yes, it occurs with other viral diseases and there are important indications that make us think that there may be long-term effects related to neurodegeneration. In half of the autopsies of covid patients, a ‘neuroinvasion’ has been seen, that is, viral particles that had invaded neurons have been found. In addition, it also occurs a loss of myelin, a layer that surrounds the axons of neurons and that serves to protect their connections. Even areas of the brain in which gray matter was reduced have been seen in recovered patients. There will be people who recover 100% and others who live with sequelae. Now we cannot know, but I imagine that a percentage of the population that is already prone to developing neurodegenerative diseases may have more problems.

P. The immense number of symptoms and consequences of the virus is striking. Is it an exceptional case?

R. Covid is having a great impact, but other viral diseases affect the same organs. In MERS and SARS there were also cases of people who developed epilepsy, stroke and Alzheimer’s. All these pathologies are from my field and I have analyzed what happened, there are works that describe effects very similar to those we are seeing. What happens is that they did not become a pandemic that affected millions of people.

Sonia Villapol.Sonia Villapol.
Sonia Villapol.

P. Interestingly, your work also has to do with the intestinal microbiota. What does this issue have to do with the brain or with the covid?

A. The connection is in the inflammatory effect. We study problems related to brain damage and we have American football players who suffer blows to the head continuously, so they have a high risk of developing Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s early, in their 40s or 50s. There is no treatment, but we look at how to modulate your gut microbiota to reduce inflammation and see how it affects the immune system. The same thing happens with covid, there is a viral infection that causes a very strong inflammatory response. The theory is that bacteria in the intestines aggravate inflammation and that the type of bacteria we have influences recovery from covid and brain damage.

Therefore, we analyze what types of bacteria vary in covid and if this can be an indication of severity. For example, it is possible that if a person is infected and we find a type of bacteria in their gut, we can anticipate a more serious or milder prognosis of the disease. At the treatment level, we could administer probiotics to boost the immune system, to aid in recovery.

P. It would not be bad, because it seems that the treatments are not being very successful. Will it be better to trust vaccines?

A. The treatments that were approved by the FDA do not offer a very impressive recovery, but if they manage to save a small percentage of patients in critical condition, that is something. Also, there are advances in antibody therapies, and I think this is going to be more hopeful because it is more aimed at attacking the virus than inflammation, so they have a good future, but they need more studies. As for vaccines, there are several in phase 3 and with a very advanced production, there are already millions of doses. By the spring of next year, a significant percentage of the population will be able to be vaccinated, and in the following months, the rest.

Meanwhile, you have to do social vaccination: prevent and avoid getting infected. You will have to wear masks for a year and a half more, and spend less time indoors without ventilation. By the way, this is the unfinished business of the WHO, sending a stronger message to the population about the need to avoid poorly ventilated spaces. Aerosols are the most important route of transmission, but there is not a very strong message about it, people are easily infected and do not know how.

Summa's health workers attend to an elderly woman at her home in Madrid.  (Reuters)Summa's health workers attend to an elderly woman at her home in Madrid.  (Reuters)
Summa’s health workers attend to an elderly woman at her home in Madrid. (Reuters)

Q. And why doesn’t that message reach them?

R. Those responsible for transmitting it do not clearly do so. The message is confusing, probably due to an economic factor. If you alert something, society will ask you for a solution and it has to come with financing. That is, it would be necessary to put HEPA filters, CO2 meters and take other prevention measures. If not, we have unventilated classrooms where there are small children without masks. It is enough that there is a case without symptoms for it to infect everyone, but then another child infects his grandfather and that person ends up in the ICU. This would be avoided by controlling the ventilation and taking seriously the problem of indoor rooms where there are many people. Some countries listened to scientists, like New Zealand, and now Germany, who have taken indoor ventilation very seriously.

P. What else have we done wrong in Spain?

R. Well, in the US we are not well at all. Society relaxed and I don’t think there is a real awareness of what is going on to take the problem seriously. There are people who say that he was infected and that he recovered quickly. And then there is the herd immunity claim, which has no scientific basis. Many people do not understand why it is important to protect themselves, but the reality is that many young people who have suffered the covid asymptomatic or with few symptoms, months later they discover side effects. 70% of recovered people have long-term sequelae. 70%! This problem has not been taken into account and many people think that it does not matter to be infected.

P. It is being shown that science has a very relevant role in society. How do you see Spanish research from the outside?

R. I preside over the association of Spanish scientists in Texas and all of us who are here are because we did not have opportunities in our country. Letting people trained in Spain leave with no option to return is a catastrophe. Among those who survived there, there are very good groups that have European funding, but there are few large teams that can compete internationally. There is a lot of funding missing, but they are still contributing a lot to the investigation against covid.

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