Presentations in Cartagena and Murcia of ‘Thirty castanets for London’

Antonio Hernández Moreno presents this week in Cartagena and Murcia the book ‘Thirty castanets for London’, the fictionalized story of the Spanish dancer Félix García and Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes during the tour they did, including Cartagena, a century ago, and coinciding with the commemoration of the premiere of the ballet ‘The Three Cornered Hat’. It will be this Wednesday in the Fundación Mediterráneo Room in Cartagena (5pm) and on Thursday in the Culture Room of the Fundación Mediterráneo (5pm), in front of the arcades of the Murcia Cathedral. Admission is free, but must be reserved ‘online’ at or by email at Félix García, according to the Murcian researcher, appears in the few music manuals where he is cited as Félix ‘El Loco’. «We will see why and the background of the representation of the ‘Three-cornered hat’. I promise that the presentation will be enjoyable.

In addition to these presentations, on Thursday at 8:00 p.m., in the Aula de Cultura de Fundación Mediterráneo in Murcia, a recital of music, dance and song has been organized, entitled ‘Spanish Soul’, with Jennifer Ramírez (mezzo-soprano), Lucía Marcos , Anael Orozco and Francisco Serrano (dance), Rezart Kapetani (violin) and José Vicente Riquelme (piano), interpreting works by Falla, Sarasate, Bizet, Rossini, Glinka, Dargominsky and Ravel, among others. On Friday, at 8 pm, this show will be repeated in Cartagena. Tickets to each of these concerts cost 10 euros. Reservations available on the website and at the box office two hours before.


Barcelona, ​​without margin for error against Osasuna

The Barcelona hosts Osasuna this Sunday (2:00 p.m.), who has not won for a month, in order to bury his Mr. Hyde in LaLiga Santander to get the doctor Jekyll that he also carries inside, the one who has won everything in the Champions League this season.

This dual personality that Ronald Koeman’s team seems to have has led him to achieve 4 victories in 4 Champions League games, but also to add only 11 points out of 24 possible in the regularity tournament. The same as his rival tomorrow.

In Europe, he comes from thrashing Dynamo Kiev at home (0-4) with a refreshment eleven full of young footballers. In LaLiga, to offer, again, a poor image against Atlético de Madrid Wanda Metropolitano (1-0).

There, Gerard Piqué were injured, who has affected the ligaments of his right knee and will be out for several months, and also Sergi Roberto, who will be in the dry dock for another couple of months due to a major muscle injury.

Both have entered the list of Barça defenders who are in the infirmary together with Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo. To make matters worse, Sergiño Dest, with discomfort, is also doubtful to play against the Navarrese team.

So many casualties in the rear will force Koeman to return to bet on the young man Óscar Mingueza as a partner of Clement Lenglet in the axis of the rear. The subsidiary’s center-back made his debut in Kiev, against Dinamo, offering a very good image.

In that last Champions League game they were neither Lionel Messi nor Frenkie de Jong, who stayed resting in Barcelona and will start the eleven tomorrow.

Who was not in Kiev for a sprained knee was Sergio Busquets, who received his medical discharge this Saturday but will probably start from the bench. Therefore, Miralem Pjanic will repeat the title alongside De Jong in the double pivot.

Up, Ousmane Dembelé, Antoine Griezmann and Pedri González seem to consolidate in the trident of half points after the loss of Ansu Fati due to injury. And Leo Messi will return to act of false ‘9’ with freedom to move by all the point of attack.

Osasuna, meanwhile, arrives at the Camp Nou ready to reverse their bad streaka of results in the competition. And the thing is that those from Pamplona have not won in the league since last October 24 against Athletic Bilbao on the day of the rojillo centenary.

Jagoba Arrasate has rehearsed this week with a five player defense during the week with the aim of not suffering every time Koeman’s pupils initiate their offensive actions.

“I see an electric and fast Barcelona. The results do not reflect the situation it is going through,” Arrasate commented at a press conference about a rival “different” from that of the last League.

The red rearguard would be made up of Unai García, Raúl Navas and Roncaglia as centrals, with Nacho Vidal on the right and Jony on the left. It is not the position dreamed of by the Asturian, but in a duel of these characteristics he has to put his effort at the service of the team.

“We have a terrible illusion of showing ourselves as we are, that is, a competitive team that is not easy to defeat,” said an Arrasate who has asked his men to “believe” in the plan with which they will jump onto the pitch tomorrow.

Aridane has returned to the squad of 20 players that Arrasate has given after being injured a month ago, so everything suggests that the canary will not be from the initial game.

Osasuna is aware of the doubts that the Catalan club is going through, something with which Arrasate will try to play. The coach knows the emotional impulse that would take a positive result from the Camp Nou. Not in vain, last season, the Navarrese team became the only team to beat Barça in LaLiga at their stadium (1-2).

Probable lineups:

FC Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Pjanic, De Jong; Dembélé, Griezmann, Coutinho, Messi.

Osasuna: Sergio Herrera; Nacho Vidal, Unai García, Raúl Navas, Roncaglia, Jony; Roberto Torres, Oier, Moncayola; Rubén García, Budimir.

Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz (C. Valenciano).

Stadium: Camp Nou.

Schedule: 14:00 hours.


The ‘Perfect Balance’ between the earth, the climate and the vine, the protagonist of a documentary spot of the Jumilla PDO

The awareness of the perfect balance between the land, the climate and the vine, in coexistence with the human factor and the surrounding landscape, is presented in a promotional video as the purest essence of the Jumilla PDO wines.

“A mutual respect that is agreed with the word ecology, not as a fashion, but as a thousand-year-old identity stamp of these lands. This perfect harmony of three, shapes a native grape, with its own personality: the Monastrell. A vine that benefits from the art of organic farming, that which we learned to develop more than 2000 years ago. To speak of the Jumilla Designation of Origin is to speak of an easy balance to enjoy in each drink “, they affirm from the Regulatory Council.

In this way, the locution of ‘El Equilibrio Perfecto’, in the documentary spot that is now being presented, is the centerpiece of a campaign to promote the wines of the PDO Jumilla in Spain and in the world.

A campaign that will be present in both traditional media and digital media, advertising on street furniture and inserts, audiovisual content platforms, social networks and general media in Spain, the United Kingdom, China, Germany and the United States during December 2020 and January 2021.

The brothers Juan and José Miguel Palao, from the audiovisual production company Guarafía, sign the piece and assure that with this video “we had a truth to show: the adaptation of the native variety of the land, the Monastrell, in a harsh and sometimes extreme climate , which has created an ecosystem rich in species that over thousands of years has generated a dependency between them, which is why we speak of ecology and nature. “

Throughout these months of work, research, study of the terrain, observation and tracking, they have conclusions such as that “the traditional vineyards of the Jumilla PDO, in glass and in dry land, keep a great variety of fauna.

The hard days of recording The Perfect Equilibrium have been fortunate for us, to be able to show our passion for nature and our knowledge and tracking of the fauna of this land, from which we have obtained unique and very close images of very elusive species, hard to come by. “

Among the species that “sneak” between the crops and the winegrowers naturally in the spot are insects such as the Empusa pennata mantis or the Arigope lobata spider, the Dormouse, a medium-sized rodent, and birds such as the elusive Oropendola. the Soteño Bunting, which nests in the vines, the Black-headed Warbler, the Goldfinch or the Great Tit.

The ‘Perfect Balance’ is a presentation of the conditions of the unique ecosystem that, over the course of a year, shows how animals, insects, climate and vineyards coexist and interact in the unique nature of its territory.

The mountain ranges, the Mediterranean landscape and a semi-arid climate form the unique conditions that occur within the Jumilla PDO and are those that favor wines with a unique identity, with a lot of character, expressive, full of fruit, with good acidity and high content. in polyphenols.


Just 40 minutes from Murcia capital, and one hour from the city of Albacete, is one of the oldest Denominations of Origin in Spain. Its wines are drunk in more than 80 countries and it markets 28 million bottles of wine each year.

The wines of the Jumilla PDO are great ambassadors, satisfying palates and winning consumers in every place where a bottle is uncorked. The Jumilla PDO has a winemaking tradition that dates back to the remains of vitis vinífera – along with utensils and archaeological remains – found in Jumilla originating in 3,000 BC, being the oldest in Europe.

The production area is delimited, on the one hand, by the extreme southeast of the province of Albacete, which includes the municipalities of Montealegre del Castillo, Fuente Álamo, Ontur, Hellín, Albatana and Tobarra; on the other, the north of the province of Murcia, with the municipality of Jumilla.

An area that is characterized by large valleys furrowed by mountain ranges of up to 1,380 meters. A total of 17,000 hectares of vineyards, mostly rainfed, cultivated in glass, and located on predominantly limestone soils, at altitudes that vary between 320 and 950 meters.

The climate of this area is continental with the influence of the Mediterranean. The scarce rainfall that barely reaches 300 mm a year and the more than 3,000 hours of sunshine, favor the low incidence of pests and diseases, which allows a high percentage of organic farming .

The Monastrell grape is the base of 70% of the wines that are made in this Protected Designation of Origin. For more information you can visit the web


On the USA with Trump in the background

Over the last few months, especially this November in which we find ourselves, but also, although more spaced apart, in the previous months, we have been able to see again how the delayed times of the North American presidential elections, with their long previous periods of caucuses or primaries, they open us every four years a privileged window not only to a decisive part of their political system „the very fact of the election of the one who in a certain way constitutes the keystone of the system: the president„ but also to many aspects of the personality, the most relevant social and cultural aspects and the daily life of a people so admirable for as many reasons as detestable for many others.

We have been able to realize that the North American is in some aspects one of the worst possible democracies, due to the scarce effective representation of its main institutions, especially the Senate, a key piece of the nation’s legislative development, in which, however, each state Regardless of its population, it has only two members with a six-year mandate, who are renewed at a rate of one third every two years, which „being the greater number of states with a small predominantly republican population„ makes it very difficult for its composition reflects the majority sentiment of the popular vote, on numerous occasions, including the recent one, clearly Democratic. It is another of the serious deficiencies of the model of legislative organization adopted as a compromise between the plans known as Virginia and New Jersey proposed in the Philadelphia Convention, whose origin (such as the Compromise of three fifths for the counting of slaves) We must look at the suspicion that already then caused the differences in size and population between some of the thirteen initial states, fearful that the largest and / or most populated states could end up having greater influence in the Government or in the federal legislature (and we are talking out of a total of about three million inhabitants then, about 40% of whom were slaves in the southern states).

Due to the lack of representativeness of key institutions, he said, but also due to its nature as a gerontoplutocracy. Precisely with a dangerous gerontoplutocrat outsider at the forefront „also fighting for re-election„ this is a real ´rogue´ (an English term known among us especially for the Star Wars prequel, which depending on the contexts could be translated into Spanish by ´pillo´ or ‘rogue’, ‘rogue’, ‘beautiful’, ‘granuja’, ‘naughty’, ‘insolent’, ‘dishonest’, ‘hooligan’, ‘fraudulent’, ‘evil’ or even ‘terrorist’) we are checking this time to what extent the concurrence of several of these small failures without apparent importance, can get to put in danger the system in its entirety.

We’ll see if he ends up leaving in the end, and how?


Dragons, goblins and even a replica in Barcelona: a tour of the Murcia of 100 palaces

MURCIA. If you look closely, you may find dragons in your own city that have nothing to do with those of HBO; let him listen to an elf forced to share his home with the university students of a college; or that he finds out that if he goes to Barcelona he will see a replica of a disappeared Murcian palace. And it turns out that the perimeter closure of Murcian municipalities has become a good opportunity to discover the history and heritage that, precisely because they are so close, tend to go unnoticed.

They confirm it in the Murcian agency Congress Aldaba, where since this measure was taken, they have seen one hundred percent of their clients being Murcians themselves eager to do cultural tourism that they can no longer carry out in other municipalities. This company, in addition to carrying out its author routes, works for the Murcia City Council Networks program, which offers free activities for the youth of Murcia, prior registration (, many of them with a marked cultural character.

It is the case of the route that will be carried out This saturday under the name Murcia, the city of 100 palaces, which will tour the places where the most illustrious families of the city lived in different times in which housing was a reflection of the power that was held.

Names such as Riquelmes and Galteros, Saorines and Fajardos or Saavedras and Celdranes will sound during this tour in reference to the ancient lineages that settled in the city of Murcia, some of them since the Reconquest. “Today there are few palaces and mansions that remain from those times, but it is possible to discover behind certain traces, almost hidden, where these families lived, how they ranged with their power and lineage, what were their heraldic shields, what their palaces were like and how they lived these nobles who left in the city some examples of the most beautiful architecture of the time “, they say from Aldaba.

Thus, during this route through the city of Murcia, you will see houses and palaces that fortunately are still standing, but “there will also be a nod to the memory of those many other buildings that are not preserved due to the lack of culture and economic interests of local owners and administrations. nowadays”.

The tour will make stops at places such as House of Dolores Torres, popularly known as the Robbery of the Nest or the Dragons, located in the Plaza de la Catedral. The building built for the Peña family in the early 20th century is full of symbols. Lovers Game of Thrones They will enjoy discovering some dragons that seem to be about to fly. Likewise, the façade has a sculpture by Nicolás Martínez Ramón in which a child is depicted pecked by an eagle when it tries to steal an egg from its nest.

We will also talk about missing properties such as the Palace of the Riquelme Family, that it was on Calle Jabonerías and whose facade was donated to the current Salzillo Museum; or the building of Doctoral de la Riva which was located where today is the building made by the architect Moneo.

They will also talk about Episcopal palace and why in the shield that is repeated so much there is a curious inverted tower. In this sense, they say that the castle turned upside down was put in memory of the Contreras and that it may refer to some heroic deed they carried out, such as the destruction of an enemy fortification; although it may also be due, simply, to the meaning of this surname, Contreras (opposite or vice versa).

Shield with the inverted tower of the Episcopal Palace

Likewise, the route will pass through the González Campuzano Palace, now Cajamar headquarters, opposite the Romea theater; and the Arch of Santo Domingo, which allowed the Almodóvar family to pass directly to the Rosario Chapel (Santo Domingo Church) without having to step on the street and therefore neither cold nor hot. In addition, the location of the palaces that overlooked Platería y Trapería street will be known. As a curiosity, in the latter was the Celdrán Palace that, although it no longer exists in Murcia, a replica can be seen in the Spanish Town of Barcelona, ​​where it was built on the occasion of the Universal Exposition of 1929. Therefore, the original does not exist in Murcia, but its replica does in the Catalan capital .

With the help of photographs, palaces such as that of Fajardo, which was located where today is the entrance to the Paseo Alfonso X el Sabio.

Finally, the route Murcia, the city of 100 palaces will make a stop at the de Saavedra Fajardo, today the Azarbe college, where the so-called Duende Tower is located (a character that even led to an exorcism to leave the place); and the Palace of the Balsas, another of the examples of the noble family of great royalty in the city.


“People will meet again in the Hall, albeit virtually”

“The most curious thing about all this is that a little over a month ago we didn’t even know what we were going to do,” laughs Antonio Álvarez, director of Murcia se Re-Manga, the Manga and Japanese Culture Hall of the capital of the Safe. “We wanted to wait until the last moment because, in June, we thought it could be celebrated as usual.

But in August we began to doubt and at the beginning of September we were practically clear that we were not going to be able to carry it out as in previous years … », he explains. And it was a real shame because we are talking about days with more than ten years of life and that, in that time, have become one of the most important events in Spain for lovers of comics, anime, video games, animation … you know, everything that some still disparagingly qualify as geek and that, for many, has already become a happy way of life.

Well, the reality is that, despite everything, despite the major difficulties that the organization has encountered and despite the fact that the head surely said that it was better to leave it -as many others have done-, tomorrow the eleventh edition of Murcia begins It is Re-Manga. And it does it online, yes, but with all the guarantees. «At first I was a bit skeptical- confesses Álvarez, knowing that, a priori, they did not have the resources that something like this required-, but they [su equipo] they were clear that we had to do something, “says the Murcian, who also knew deep down that in a way they” owed “it to the thousands of otakus that fill the Víctor Villegas Auditorium and Congress Center in Murcia every year.

“So 24 hours later we got together and decided to move forward, but without half measures, with a complete room, well done and with the best possible technology; a room in which the only thing that is missing is human contact, but that for everything else is as it has always been, ”he explains. And not only have they fulfilled at the content level? With a wide program of activities that includes talks, workshops, exhibitions, market, concerts …, but on a technical level they have exceeded any expectation, making the XII Murcia se Re-Manga the «Most powerful online congress that has ever been held in the Region».

And it is that they have created for the occasion a virtual space through which fans can move freely between six stages: the concert hall, the chat room, the workshop room, the ‘Game Zone’, the commercial area (with discounts exclusives) and the «jewel in the crown», the main stage, strictly live.

There you can follow, for example, the salon cosplay contest, with a jury that will see and evaluate the videos sent by those who want the crown of this twelfth edition. In addition, an information point has also been set up in the hall of this online auditorium (where, for example, the schedules of each activity can be consulted), direct access to the virtual spaces of the artisans and artists present in the market and a window for exhibitions.

Thus, for example, the program includes Japanese cooking workshops with Layn Cano, a watercolor masterclass given by Sonia Matas and contests to show who knows more about reference sagas such as Harry Potter, Star Wars or Dragon Ball. Talks will also be offered, such as the one on how to travel to Japan, one of the Asian destinations most in demand by Spaniards, and four video game tournaments: League of Legend, Valorant, Fortnite and Tekken 7, in which you can participate. (or simply continue) hand in hand with Fangames.

Furthermore, and to make up for the absence of a space in which to play freely, rooms will be created that users will be able to access to test their skills at the controls with other users without the pressure of the competition. Similarly, Murcia se Re-Manga will feature karaoke, dance and poster contests; some of the best artists in the Region such as Kenneos, Daniel Acuña and Fernando Dagnino, and seven or eight concerts that are, according to Álvarez, the most powerful of this edition: «They will be exclusive performances for those attending the hall; two of them arrived from Japan. We are talking about well-known people like Fàtima Ayats, who was one of those in charge of giving voice to the songs of Los caballeros del zodiaco in Spain and who is now covering Disney songs. Or from Ruki, a highly respected artist in Japan. But also emerging talents, singers who have already been here and who were very excited to be able to participate in this very special edition “, says the director of the hall, who has also organized a violin concert.

In short, a program with nothing to envy from previous years. “We are aware that the most important thing about an event like this is that, for many, it is a meeting place, a space in which to see each other and enjoy together this passion for manga and Japanese culture; and we know that this is lost. But our objective is to try to minimize the damage by giving people the quality to which they are accustomed, so that they miss that face-to-face room as little as possible, “insists Álvarez, who recalls that the ‘forum’ of debate in which each year becomes the environment of La Fica will be maintained, albeit virtually.

“As everything will be published on networks, we will open threads of conversation that will surely later continue in private chats. We do not know how far we can go », acknowledges the Murcian, who points out:« In live activities we will have a presenter who will be able to collect users’ questions to ask them live, and even in talks, workshops and concerts we will have the protagonists operations in networks to answer the comments of the spectators ».

And it is that one of the obsessions of the team of this Murcia se Re-Manga is that the public participate, relate; that this eleventh edition is not a mere screening service: “People will meet again at the show, even if it is virtually.” And all of this will be absolutely free. “Obviously it is the year that we have had the most difficulties at all levels, but what were we going to do, charge people a euro or two per talk? Our payment is the illusion; that of the people and ours. Being together, getting back to work on this and keeping the machine running is tough, stressful and laborious, but it’s a challenge that we like to tackle together. In addition, we almost felt obliged to stand up for this public that is our engine. We owe everything to them; they are the ones who have put us where we are. They are responsible for us to continue doing this show year after year, so this is for them, “concludes Álvarez.

Now you just have to wait until it is four in the afternoon on Friday, click on and enjoy until Sunday


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.

More about: Blizzard, BlizzConline, BlizzCon 2020, Diablo IV Y Overwatch 2.


“Brexit causes companies to leave the City”

The coordinator of Internationalization of the Council of Economists of Spain, Salvador Marín, explained that Brexit is causing companies to leave the City of London, which until now has been the great financial center of the EU. Marín indicated that these companies are helping to create in Spain “a culture of funds.” He also advanced that the European Union is going to a fund to help the recovery of companies, which will be channeled through specialized managers that choose to enter. Also the Spanish Society of Industrial Participations (SEPI) has created a fund.