Leader in defense of the climate: New role of the US will give wings to multilateralism

By Amaya QuincocesMadrid, Nov 28 (EFE) .- Chilean Gonzalo Muñoz, “Champion” of the High Level of climate action at COP25, a world event held in Madrid a year ago after not being able to do it in Chile, says in an interview with Efe that trusts that “the new role” in the defense of the US climate, after the change of government, will give way to a phase of multilateralism “to advance and not weaken.”

“In no case, the coronavirus has slowed down climate action”, quite the opposite, adds this defender of sustainability, an entrepreneur at the head of the position of “Champion” or High-Level climate champion promoted by the UN, with temporary mandates , to mobilize companies, institutions, universities, cities … etc, through a Climate Ambition Alliance.

According to their figures, more than 500 cities, more than 1,100 companies and at least eight of the ten largest in the world, and more than 5 trillion dollars in financial assets are already committed to emission neutrality by 2050 in line with the Agreement on Paris, the great global pact for the climate of whose signature will be celebrated this December 12 the fifth anniversary.

QUESTION: This year was key to submitting more ambitious emission reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement. How is the coronavirus affecting climate action?

ANSWER: The fight against global warming continues to advance. It has been reflected at the national level, not only by the number of those that have updated their national contributions, but also because there are countries that have announced commitments to neutrality. We look forward to celebrating the Paris Agreement with lots of added commitments that will lead us to the Glasgow Summit (UK) in November 2021 with more progress.

Q: Through the Alliance for Climate Ambition launched in 2019 by the UN with the impulse of Chile as the organizing country of COP25, could you give us details of the climate action by non-state actors?

A: The Alliance for Climate Ambition brings together nations and non-state actors committed to climate neutrality by 2050. At COP25 the initiative was strengthened with a significant number of new members. In June, together with Briton Nigel Topping, the High Level Champion for COP26, we launched the Race to Zero campaign. Today we have in the Climate Ambition Alliance a significant number of states like California and New York, and the majority of Australians. Also from Brazil, from Europe. In addition, more than 500 cities, more than 1,100 companies from different sectors and regions. Of the ten largest companies in the world, at least eight are already part of this alliance. But at the same time, we have a significant number of SMEs in the world, and 550 universities. Additionally, more than $ 5 trillion in assets under management are committed to carbon neutrality by 2050. And all of that continues to grow. I have no doubt, vis-à-vis Glasgow, that many countries will increase their ambition, as the announcements from China, Japan confirm. It will also influence what the president-elect in the US assumes.

Q .: Are there new initiatives in defense of the climate?

A .: This year one of the milestones on the global climate agenda has been the launch of Race to Zero. In the area of ​​non-state actors, which is what we are mobilizing with this campaign, the number of members has doubled during the pandemic. The increase in commitments is being impressive. Today, 53% of the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) is committed to carbon neutrality.

Q: Will the health crisis teach us about the effect on health caused by mistreatment of the environment?

A: The pandemic, in addition to generating a lot of pain and suffering, has shown us the possibility of doing things differently. For example, the energy transition has accelerated, fossil fuels are increasingly in disuse, and the development of photovoltaics or wind, in addition to green hydrogen projects. The commitments of the Paris Agreement have continued to advance. This year, Chile has updated its NDC or determined contributions in line with science, and China has surprised us by declaring that it will be climate neutral at the latest in 2060, while Japan will be in 2050, and South Korea, the same .

Q: What is your opinion from the climate point of view of the change of government in the United States?

A .: In addition to further acceleration of commitments within the country, I hope that it will engage the nation with emissions neutrality before 2050. I believe that Joe Biden as president-elect, based on his speech, is going to bring about an important change at the global level of climate action to comply with the Paris Agreement.

Q .: What challenges do you consider a priority for the Glasgow Summit?

A .: One of the great challenges has to do with financing; for example, for adaptation: how mechanisms are generated that increase the resilience of all parts of the world that suffer the impacts of the climate crisis. At the same time, put an adequate price on carbon in everything that refers to a ton emitted and a ton captured and sequestered. We must move towards an accessible market worldwide, so that the trade begins to incorporate this metric with a lot of speed to align the incentives throughout the value chain. Another pending goal is nature-based solutions; Next year we will have a biodiversity COP, and I hope that during 2021 the world will learn to value ecosystem services and all that nature means. Glasgow’s expectations will depend on the next few months, because a lot will still happen before that appointment.

Q .: What message would you send to the world on climate issues?

A .: It is important to enter a new phase of assessing and validating multilateralism taking into account the lessons learned. The United States must play an important role to help, strengthen, resolve, improve and perfect, rather than attack and weaken. We must move forward to improve from learning as hard as those of recent times. EFE

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With Trump’s departure, the cracks in Europe widen again

BRUSSELS – Donald Trump’s presidency was marked by exceptional disregard for European allies and the NATO alliance.

But it also forced European nations to consider whether they had become too dependent on the United States for leadership and their own security, and to ponder how far they were willing to go to defend themselves.

But Trump is leaving. And the prospect of his departure has reopened old fissures among major European allies on their defense relations with the United States, with considerable doubts about what a few months ago seemed like a decided shift toward greater European ambition and integration.

President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Photo Ruth Fremson / The New York Times.

The most immediate consequence has been a bitter dispute between France and Germany on the future of European defense and strategic autonomy, showing the different anxieties of two countries central to the functioning of the European Union.

The dispute has included an unusual personal attack by the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to the German defense minister, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer.

He even suggested that she, one of the Chancellor’s favorites Angela Merkel, was out of step with the chancellor, which German officials and analysts flatly deny.

The dispute is a measure of the raw sentiments aroused by the Trump presidency, which raised questions about the long-term commitment of the United States to world leadership and European security that a presidency of Joe Biden not likely to erase.

Those attitudes helped Macron push forward the idea of ​​”strategic autonomy“of Europe versus a changed America, one that believes it is no longer willing to bear the burdens of world leadership, no matter who the president is.

Macron’s concern, French officials and analysts say, is that a friendly Biden presidency will put Europe – and more importantly Germany, its largest and richest nation – back to sleep, content to take refuge under the American umbrella. Y reluctant to compromise with a more energetic European voice in the world.

Yet it is Kramp-Karrenbauer, commonly known as AKK, who is the German official who is most vocal about the need for Germany and Europe to take military and security matters more seriously, said Claudia Major, senior analyst at defense of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs.

“Having this counterproductive and toxic debate doesn’t help us at all,” Major said.

“Macron is focusing on the wrong issue. The question in Germany is not whether we are Atlanticists or Europeanists, but whether we take more responsibility in defense or not, and the AKK wants to do more.”

The debate is important, said François Heisbourg, a French security analyst, “because it nakedly shows the discrepancies between French and German perceptions, as referents of a broader European divide.”

The two countries have very different starting points, he said, with different views on the centrality of transatlantic dependency.

“But deep down – the need to do more – there is not that much difference.”

Wolfgang Ischinger, a former German ambassador to Washington who leads the Munich Security Conference, said: “This is the most unnecessary fight that I have witnessed between Germany and France in a decade. “

A moment’s reflection, he said, “I’d tell you that AKK is Macron’s closest ally in Germany in strengthening European capabilities, and whether you call it autonomy or a better US partner in NATO, it’s just a dispute over the words, not the meaning. “

The plot was more or less the same as they had to handle Charles de Gaulle Y Konrad Adenauer after World War II, Ischinger said.

“The French defy the need to have America here a little bit, and the Germans say, ‘I can’t live without the safety of the Americans, so strengthen Europe to be a better partner.’

Germany also believes that the American security umbrella is crucial for the European balance, for keep to Central and Eastern Europeans committed to NATO and to the European Union itself, said Daniela Schwarzer, director of the German Council on Foreign Relations.

“The Germans want to frame the increase in European military efforts as part of transatlantic cooperation, as a message to the United States, but also to the countries of Central and Eastern Europe” that only rely on the security guarantees of the United States against Russia , said.

“Germany wants to be the most inclusive possible in Europe, while the French are much more willing to move forward with fewer countries, “said Schwarzer.

“This is seen with the defense but also with the coronavirus recovery fund.”

Jana Puglierin, director of the Berlin office of the European Council on Foreign Relations, points out that NATO and the European Union are critical to Germany in a way that they are not critical to France, which maintains its own nuclear arsenal.

“If you take NATO or the EU from France, the French could make coalitions of volunteers. If you take them away from Germany, we feel naked,” said Puglierin.

“The idea of ​​NATO collapsing scares us.” The problem, he said, arose when Macron insisted that he wanted to stay in NATO, but wanted strategic autonomy as well as good relations with the United States.

“The Germans are not sure how that would work and no one has explained it,” he said. “So we really don’t believe it.”

Macron, criticized for his handling of the pandemic, feels unsupported by his allies, Heisbourg suggested. Macron sees France as at war with radical Islamists, both at home and in North Africa, and has come under fire for his responses by Muslim nations, especially the president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan from Turkey.

Erdogan has insulted Macron, claiming that he speaks in the name of Islam, and is exercising military power in the eastern Mediterranean at the expense of Greece and Cyprus, and in Libya and Azerbaijan, against French allies.

However, Germany has tried to mediate between Turkey and EU members Greece and Cyprus, “as if they were the same,” Heisbourg said, infuriating Macron.

Partners or opponents?

France and Germany are also fighting over the future of a joint military project, a new fighter plane, which is not going well, according to Major and Christian Mölling, writing in The world.

The project aims to show “that European sovereignty is possible, and that Paris and Berlin are carriers of this ambition,” they write.

“This also means that if this flagship project fails, the greatest damage will be political, not economic.”

The great divide began when Kramp-Karrenbauer provoked Macron’s ire in a speech, which followed with an opinion piece in Politico, in which he bluntly stated: “Europe still needs America”.

“The illusions of European strategic autonomy must come to an end: Europeans will not be able to replace America’s crucial role as a provider of security,” he wrote.

Macron clearly took it as a direct rebuttal of its own arguments in favor of strategic autonomy, and therefore of its efforts to position itself at the center of European leadership in the last days of Merkel’s mandate.

He responded in a lengthy interview 10 days later.

“The question, if we are direct, is this: Will the change in the American administration see that Europeans are relaxing?” said.

He then pointed to Kramp-Karrenbauer for a special criticism, saying he “deeply” disagreed with his op-ed.

“I think it’s a historical misinterpretation“Macron said.

“Fortunately, if I understood things correctly, the chancellor does not share this point of view.”

The United States, Macron continued, never mentioning Biden’s name, “will only respect us as allies if we are sincere, and if we are sovereign with respect to our defense.”

A new administration, he added, would be an opportunity for Europe “to continue building our independence.”

Kramp-Karrenbauer gave another speech last week to students at the German military academy in which he again argued that the best way to maintain America’s security commitment to Europe was to “do more for our own security.”

“The French President has recently made that same observation – and I agree,” he said. But he did not back down, adding that “trust exclusively in the EU it would create a division in Europe. “

On Tuesday, when asked directly whether Merkel and Macron agreed, Kramp-Karrenbauer bluntly said: “I did not hear the chancellor say that NATO was superfluous “.

Puglierin said it was time to forget about “this stupid debate.”

“Americans hope we come up with something,” he said, “and that we don’t wait like children.”

c.2020 The New York Times Company


Trump reappears to talk about the Dow Jones: “I want to congratulate everyone […] 30,000 is a sacred number ”| Markets

In an unexpected speech at the White House, the outgoing president of the United States, Donald Trump, came out on Tuesday to talk about the record registered by the Dow Jones Industrialists index. The very brief appearance, in which he did not mention the transition process or accept questions, surprised locals and strangers.

“I just want to congratulate everyone. The stock market, the Dow Jones Industrial Average just hit 30,000, which is the highest ever,” Trump said in the meeting room. We have never exceeded 30,000, and that despite everything that has happened with the pandemic, “he assured as soon as he stood behind the lectern.” The stock market has just broken 30,000 – it has never broken, that number. It’s a holy number, 30,000, and no one thought they would ever see it, “Trump insisted.

Three minutes in advance, the White House announced that the outgoing president would come out to speak, just half an hour before the president-elect, Democrat Joe Biden, presented, as scheduled, the national security and foreign team of his future government. Trump boasted of the COVID-19 vaccine advances, noting: “Nothing like this has ever happened from a medical point of view, and I think people are recognizing it.”

Likewise, he attributed the unprecedented rise of the Dow Jones of Industrialists to 30,000 points to the management of his Administration, despite the fact that many analysts have related it to his announcement, on Monday afternoon, that he had given the green light to the process. transfer of power to Biden.

Despite that announcement, Trump has not yet recognized his electoral defeat, although this Tuesday he closed his speech of about two minutes in length with an effusive: “And most importantly, I want to congratulate the people of our country, because there are no people like You guys. Thank you very much everyone, thank you. “

Trump abruptly left without answering journalists’ questions. Shortly afterwards he intervened again, this time to perform the traditional ceremony of forgiving a turkey from being slaughtered for Thanksgiving dinner. Before pardoning Corn, Trump started his speech with a new reference to the 30,000 points of the Dow Jones.


Two new character posters for The Mandalorian … – News

Two new character posters too The Mandalorian
Monday, November 23rd, 2020 at 6:55 p.m. from CRusko

Today became the next character poster for the current season of The Mandalorian published. Moff Gideon, played by Giancarlo Esposito, shines in an imposing pose in front of a wall with graffiti. This time imperial insignia can be seen:

With a wink we also have another poster for you! Many of you will have noticed the mistake in the last episode: A crew member of the film team can be seen briefly in the background. Of course, the fandom makes fun of it:


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I really like Gideon. Just wonder why he’s carrying a Vader-like panel with him. And whether Giancarlo D. is only allowed to play horny villains all his life. * wink *

And I missed that about the crew member. Where do you see it? Really funny.

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@Lord Driemo: 0:18:53 * smile *



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I have the pants man printed on a sweatshirt. * smile *

(last changed on 11/23/2020 at 7:27 p.m.)

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With all the (rather amused than excited) hype around this half-exposed crew member, one could almost assume that this number was planned by those responsible. * Stick out tongue *





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Brexit trade pact: tough talks with slight progress

There is more movement in the negotiations on a Brexit trade pact – but is the pace enough? Even if many detailed questions have been clarified, there are still important issues, including fishing.

By Ralph Sina, ARD-Studio Brussels

A last-minute deal between Brussels and London, between the EU and the United Kingdom on the future relationship is not ruled out: EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen speaks of progress and more movement. “When it comes to important issues, what is good,” stressed the Commission President in Brussels at the end of last week.

For example, the important question is how to prevent the UK from exporting highly subsidized products to the EU internal market at dumping prices from next January. It is now becoming apparent that the British side is ready to adhere to the EU subsidy regulations. The United Kingdom also wants to maintain the current EU environment, climate protection and occupational health and safety regulations.

However, it is still unclear which authority decides whether the British actually adhere to the rules of the internal market and what a yellow or red card looks like if standards are violated.

Fishing still unexplained

The question of whether and how much fish EU trawlers may continue to catch in British territorial waters is also unresolved, although it is economically third-rate but emotionally charged. For example, 100 percent of French herring comes from British waters because their depth is particularly popular with herring. “So there is still a lot to be done,” stressed Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

And as long as there is no agreement on the important points of contention, it does not count that the existing 600-page draft contract is now in agreement on many details.

EU driving licenses should also be valid in the UK

Driving licenses from EU member states should continue to be valid in the UK, trucks and cars with EU license plates should continue to be allowed to drive on UK roads and pilot licenses should be mutually recognized for flights between airports in the EU and Great Britain.

What is certain is that, even in the event of a deal, freight forwarders in the EU must obtain a digital access permit for the county of Kent, because Dover is the largest cargo handling port in the UK. Because whether deal or no-deal: From January 1st, an external border will separate the EU from the third country Great Britain. From 2021 onwards, it will no longer be as simple as it was before.

Digging should be prevented

But so that the EU’s external border does not become a ditch with the United Kingdom, the EU Commission is very interested in a future contract. The teams of experts worked day and night on the contract text, emphasizes von der Leyen. But a Covid case in the Barnier team caused a negotiation delay last week.

No final version of the text is in sight yet, although the EU Parliament expects an agreement by the beginning of this week at the latest. France and Italy are therefore worried that there will be enough time to translate the treaty into the EU’s 24 official languages. You are against using the English version as the basis for the ratification process.

Special session of the EU Parliament at the end of December?

There is already talk in Brussels of convening a special session of the EU Parliament on December 28th to put the treaty to a vote. France, Belgium and the Netherlands have asked the EU Commission to intensify their preparations in the event of a no-deal.

Credit insurer: Germany would be hard hit by Brexit

In a study on the consequences of an unregulated Brexit, the credit insurer Euler Hermes comes to the conclusion that a hard Brexit could cost the EU 33 billion euros in annual export revenues. According to this study, the Federal Republic of Germany would be particularly affected: Due to the threat of tariffs and higher costs for handling goods at the borders, German exports could decline by up to 8.2 billion euros.

In the past few years, German companies exported goods worth around 79 billion euros to Great Britain every year, thereby securing around 750,000 jobs in Germany.

B5 reported on this topic on November 23, 2020 at 11:21 a.m.


Covid-19: Health reports 5 deaths and 799 new cases

In its report issued by Twitter, the Ministry of Public Health reported that there were five new deaths from Covid-19 and 799 positive cases, out of 2,748 samples. He indicated that all the cases are community-based.

According to the report, there are 656 internees, of which 126 are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Confirmed cases climbed to 75,857 and deaths to 1,652.

On the other hand, there were 486 recovered, thus adding 53,988.

Regarding the deceased, three were women and two men. The age group was one from 40 to 59 years old and the rest from 60 and up. They came from Central, Asunción, Caaguazú and Alto Paraná. For the first time in many weeks, fewer than 10 fatalities are reported from the coronavirus.

Related note: Covid gains strength again with an increase in cases in seven days

The Minister of Health, Julio Mazzoleni, warned that there was a 10% increase in cases in the last week, which was a rebound after weeks of a plateau. He expressed his concern as the trend is for it to repeat itself during the last week of November.

The increase in infections occurred mainly in Central and Asunción. Lambaré surpassed its historic milestone in the last seven days.

With respect to the rest of the departments, Misiones and Cordilleras were the most affected, specifically in Ayolas and Caacupé, respectively. While Itapúa continues with a decrease in cases and the other departments are in a stable situation.

Also read: They do not rule out phase 0 in Caacupé, after an increase in infections

Just this Saturday the bishop of Caacupé, Ricardo Valenzuela, asked the parishioners not to visit the Virgin this time and avoid crowds.

Despite this, Paraguay has one of the lowest death rates from Covid-19 in the region. That is why Mazzoleni insisted on the need to comply with sanitary measures.


Norauto proposes five gifts for lovers of the new mobility

Are you thinking of making the leap to electric mobility? Norauto offers five ideas to give this Christmas to lovers of technology and urban mobility: scooters, bicycles or an electric scooter.

In recent years, electric scooters have become one of the preferred options to travel around the nucleus of large cities. Convenience, low cost and sustainability are the main reasons why users choose this type of transport in their day to day. For all those who were thinking of getting a personal electric vehicle, Norauto proposes these five products to give this Christmas.

The products are available both in the physical autocentres and in the web, having the possibility of reserving the product and picking it up at the indicated center.

DGT: electric scooters (definitely) will not be able to ride on sidewalks

Electronic Wayscral Kickway E1

The Wayscral scooter, Norauto’s own brand of electric mobility vehicles, has been developed as a result of its experience of more than 12 years in this segment. It is foldable, so it is easy to transport and store. In addition, a pin-unlock anti-theft system and anti-theft system present in the fork of the scooter. Equip double disc brake, has a autonomy of 25 kilometers and it has an LCD display with 4 levels of assistance. It has a price of 379,99 euros.

Xiaomi 1S Electric Scooter

xiaomi patient

The Xiaomi 1S is one of the most interesting electric scooters on the market thanks to its excellent price / product ratio. It is the latest novelty of the Asian brand and has up to 30 kilometers of autonomy. On the other hand, it is capable of achieving a top speed 25 km / h. A small screen has been installed on its handlebar that allows us to know the status of the battery as well as manage the different driving modes. In this sense, it should be noted that the maintenance of the scooter is assured since Norauto is an official authorized technical service of Xiaomi in Spain. The price of this model is 429,99 euros.

Wayscral Takeaway E1 / 20 Electric Bike Black

Electric folding bike

This bike is perfect for commuting in the city. In addition, it is foldable so it can be combined with the use of public transport. It has a 250 W front electric motor and a small LED display to control the functions. This electric bike is equipped with an integrated Shimano transmission that allows you to change gears when stopped and prevents the chain from drifting. This product is available by 549,99 euros.

Wayscral E-start Electric Scooter White

electric motorcycle

Ideal for moving around the city, this scooter with 1,200 watt Bosch electric motor, has two driving modes, Eco and Fast. Has a 45 km range, halogen headlight in the front and LED lights in turn signals, taillight and brake light. The price of this fully electric scooter is 1.499 euros.

Smart4U helmet

Smart4U Norauto hull

Beyond protecting you against any fall, this helmet also increases visibility since the LED rear signaling light turns on when detecting darkness. This product is especially recommended for users of electric scooters and has an adjustable headband and different ventilation outlets. The light sensor offers an autonomy of use of up to 36 hours. Its price is 59,99 euros.


Xiaomi launches a giant intelligent air conditioning tower that is controlled from the mobile. | Gadgets

Xiaomi once again he surprised us with one of those interesting products that appear almost every day in Youpin, a plataforma de crowdfunding de Xiaomi. This time, it’s about a giant smart air conditioning tower with HEPA filter, becoming the perfect ally in the fight against COVID-19.

An air conditioning tower that stands out for offering dual temperature and humidity control, in addition to a low power mode. One of the main problems of air conditioners is the very high electricity consumption, causing us to receive scary bills in the hottest months. But will not happen with this tower Xiaomi Smart Air.

With the best energy efficiency

This product has “giant energy savings”, in order to offer energy efficiency. Offers a energy efficiency far superior to class A that was used before. On the other hand, it not only performs the functions of air conditioning, as well as humidity control.


To perform all these functions, you have a remote control to calibrate the temperature at 0.5ºC to get the most perfect temperature. In addition, you can also control the humidity in a range of 45 to 60 percent. It has enough power to cool a room of up to 40 square meters.

Can be controlled from smartphone

This Xiaomi device can be controlled through the Mijia app. Through the app, you can adjust any value depending on your needs through your mobile phone. In addition, it is compatible with Xiao Ai, the voice assistant of the Asian brand.

This vertical air conditioner has HEPA filters, which guarantees that there will not be a trace of pollen or bacteria, in this way you can enjoy an environment as pure as possible in these times of Covid-19. If we stop at its design, indicate that it is cylindrical, created to occupy the minimum space, it also has an LED screen, through which you can adjust any parameter of this device.

Availability and launch price

This Xiaomi product will not leave the Asian territory for the moment. And seeing its dimensions. Its launch price is 5599 yuan, about 720 euros to change.


The new San Mams, Betis’ nightmare

The verdiblanco team, defeated in their seven visits to the new San Mams and imprisoned by an accused irregularity, seeks to take flight under the command of veteran Pellegrini

EL Athletic receives the Monday in San Mamés yet exemplary guest, of those who do not get you out of your boxes, nor do they make your day bitter when you act as a careful host. At least that’s how it happened every time Betis has paraded through the new Cathedral since its opening the world in September 2013. The previous two years, when the old rojiblanco coliseum was farewell, the story was very different, as the verdiblanco team won 2-3 (2011-12) and 3-5 (2012-13) with Beñat Etxebarria as the scorer in both stakes. The lions, with Marcelo Bielsa on the bench, were powerless against a rival who scored eight goals in 180 minutes to say goodbye to the top of a field that proceeded to close its doors to reincarnate in another in which Betis lives an authentic nightmare.

In total they are seven visits and as many defeats that the Andalusians have suffered in the new San Mamés, six in the league and one in the Cup, with a balance of thirteen goals against and only three in favor. His torture began on September 26, 2013, in the sixth league match, when Athletic beat the Verdiblancos 2-1 with goals from Óscar de Marcos and Mikel San José. The target signed by the now Granada striker, Jorge Molina, was of no use, since the lions tied the three points under the orders of Ernesto Valverde to repeat the triumph four months later in the second leg of the round of 16 tournament of the KO a double by Mikel Rico served to turn the tie around and leave Betis in the gutter that has continued to collect defeats in their appearances in Bilbao when they were defeated uninterruptedly by 3-1 (2015-16), 2- 1 (2016-17), 2-0 (2017-18) and 1-0 (2018-19, 2019-20).

The team that leads nowadays Manuel PellegriniIn this way, he will try to put an end to a nightmare that has lasted for seven years on Monday. His visits to San Mamés, turned into a torment for his interests, put on alert a team that has other sources of concern apart from Athletic. The sounded and celebrated arrival of Pellegrini to the local bench of Benito Villamarín has not yet borne the expected fruits to a club that has been embracing irregularity since the 2017-18 campaign, in which it managed to qualify for the Europa League with Quique Setién as coach. The joy, however, was soon gone. He did so in a 2018-19 year full of ups and downs that led to the departure of the Cantabrian coach and the subsequent hiring of Joan Francesc Ferrer, better known as Rubí, who last season worsened the football records signed by Setién.

Once the decision of his dismissal had been made, the club opted for the experience and seniority of Pellegrini, ex-coach of equipment like San Lorenzo, River Plate, Villarreal, Real Madrid, Malaga, Manchester City, Hebei China Fortune and West Ham, his last destination prior to landing in a Betis that he tries to promote in the heat of an attractive football proposal. The numbers signed since the beginning of this season, however, highlight the tremendous difficulties of the Andalusian team to seal its goal, to the point of appearing as the most thrashed team in the category with 17 goals conceded in the nine league games disputed. Seventh in the standings without having seen any of their league games postponed and with twelve goals in their favor, Pellegrini’s men are looking for stability that is also reflected in the results, since they have four wins and five losses to date.


Without draws in between, something common in teams capable of the best and the worst, Betis can boast of having surpassed Alavés (0-1), Valladolid (2-0), Valencia (0-2) and Elche ( 3-1), although they have yielded to Real Madrid (2-3), Getafe (3-0), Real Sociedad (0-3), Atlético (2-0) and Barcelona (5-2). It is true that the demanding calendar has not greatly favored the acclimatization process of the Verdiblancos to the contrasting booklet of Pellegrini, a coach with fifteen clubs and thirteen titles in his curriculum who has recovered players like Cristian Tello and Tonny for the cause Sanabria and that he will try to break the Betic curse on Monday in the new San Mamés.

Muscle injury against germany

Canales, down against Athletic

Major absences. The league break motivated by international commitments has been adverse for the interests of Betis, which saw on Tuesday how Sergio Canales, one of its main assets, fell injured in the 9th minute of the game that faced Spain and Germany. The Cantabrian midfielder, a victim of a muscle injury, will be absent on Monday against Athletic in a date in which Nabil Fekir will not be present either. The Frenchman, another important man for Manuel Pellegrini, will have to wait to return to the pitch due to another muscular ailment. The Algerian center-back Aissa Mandi, meanwhile, will be out against the lions due to suspension after being sent off against Barça.

With seventeen goals against in nine games, the Verdiblancos appear as the team with the most goals in the category


Brexit diary: waiting for exit – or continuation?

Negotiations on a Brexit agreement are dragging on. The “Brexiteers” care little about the prospect of failure. At best, experts expect a dry deal.

By Annette Dittert, ARD-Studio London

The world has been waiting for the end of the Brexit negotiations for months. Deadlines are set and ignored, the weeks go by and nothing happens. But now the last ultimate deadline looms: January 1, 2021. Because on this day the transition phase ends and Brexit comes into force. With or without a deal.

Boris Johnson has repeatedly stated in recent weeks that Great Britain could easily leave the EU without a deal, and that the country would then also flourish economically. Unlike most of the British economy, many of the Brexit hardliners in his party see it the same way. In an interview with John Redwood, for example, John Redwood, for example, said in an interview: “We don’t need a trade agreement to do business. We now have a fantastic opportunity even without a deal to develop ourselves, then we produce our own food. “

The biggest advantages of an exit without a deal, the so-called no deal, is that you then no longer have to do things by halves, explains Redwood: “Our concern is freedom, we want to finally be an independent country again that is no longer controlled by the EU and being ordered around. “

It all depends on the atmosphere

Jill Rutter of the Institute for Government, an independent think tank in London, believes that a deal in the short time left can only be so thin and superficial that the practical consequences would hardly differ in practice from an exit without an agreement . “The real difference lies in the atmosphere. After all, negotiations have to be continued after January 1st, 2021, regardless of whether it is a deal or no deal. And a deal before the end of the year would be a much more positive basis for the future relationship between Great Britain and the EU. “

Whatever the outcome of the negotiations in the coming weeks, Great Britain and the EU countries will definitely have to prepare for turbulent scenes on both sides of the borders from the beginning of January.

Tagesschau24 reported on this topic on October 30, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.