Parades appeared in La Bombonera before the Boca final for the League

Hot weather was experienced in Boca after the tough elimination in the Copa Libertadores against Santos. For some hegemonic media it was a result that could mean the end of the cycle of Miguel Ángel Russo and of several references of a team that did not measure up.

However, from Xeneize they hope to reverse the pale image provided in San Pablo in the search for their 70th title in history against Banfield in the Diego Maradona Cup.

“Players, on Sunday all with you: the finals are won”; “Román Riquelme, we know that they are operating against you, we will bank you to death”; “Periodi $ mo anti Boca, the true fan knows them”, were some of the chosen messages that surprised the world of Boca.


Brexit, the divorce of the century | Opinion

Brexit, the UK’s exit from the European Union, is the divorce of the century. Four years ago, Great Britain voted the referendum in favor of Brexit. This sovereign decision consolidated the power of the Conservative Party, but engulfed two of its prime ministers (David Cameron and Theresa May) to make way for the colorful and intelligent, Boris Johnson, who set in motion the illustrious wheels of the English bureaucracy for the strict compliance with the popular vote and the consequent negotiated implementation of Brexit.

As of January 1, 2021, the economic relationship between Great Britain and the European Union is governed by a trade agreement, free of tariffs and quotas, covering bilateral trade valued at 650,000 million pounds sterling. In practical terms, the United Kingdom ceases to belong to the single market for goods and to the European customs union, which support the free movement of goods within it. It is worth mentioning that Great Britain never became part of the euro, a reserve currency created by the Maastricht Treaty of 1992 or the Schengen Treaty of 1985 that governs the free European movement of people.

Trade in goods between the European Union and the United Kingdom is then subject to strict customs and regulatory provisions, which can only be smoothed out through agreed bilateral cooperation.

The 500-page agreement provides for broad, continuous and sustainable air, land, rail, river and maritime connectivity, but in conditions inferior to those previously existing.

In immigration matters, the British will not be able to benefit from European free movement, the right to travel, work and live in the European Union as before.

In particular, the British will depend on the short stay visa waiver and the complex labor regulations of the Member States to work, which significantly restrict their personal and professional options.

The City of London ceased to belong to the financial services market of the European Union. The Stock Market, banking and insurance companies were subject to the unilateral decisions of Great Britain and the European bloc, called “equivalence decisions”, which are part of a memorandum of understanding under construction.

The agreement between London and Brussels maintains, on the one hand, open the border between Northern Ireland (monarchical) and the Republic of Ireland (independent), with which the hope of a reunification of these blood brothers is consolidated. On the other hand, Brexit encourages the separatist winds of Scotland, whose prime minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is betting all her political capital on the Scottish return to the European Union.

According to the UK Budget Office, Brexit will result in a 4 percent loss of British GDP over the next 15 years; Likewise, it will disrupt and make European value chains more expensive, and therefore, it will favor economic and commercial relations with other countries.

Andrés Espinosa Fenwarth
Member of the Board of Directors of the ICP.


The “horrible year” of Messi’s Barcelona in 10 moments

The Argentine’s gesture of denial from the Camp Nou platform after the final whistle of Barça-Eibar serves to summarize the 2020 of a club adrift. These are some of the moments that define Barça’s annus horribilis. Without a doubt, a year to forget.

1- The dismissal of Valverde

Barcelona’s convulsed year began long before the WHO declared the Covid-19 pandemic. In January, Ernesto Valverde was dismissed in the most undeserved way. Not so much because of the acceptable results, which also – the Blaugrana were leaders and had just been eliminated from the Super Cup in Saudi Arabia in one of the best games of the season – but because of the forms. The meeting of Óscar Grau and Eric Abidal with Xavi in ​​Qatar to try to convince him to sit on the Barça bench without having communicated his dismissal to Valverde devalued the ‘Més que un club’, an apparently empty slogan from another era .

2- Paranormal transfers

In the first two months, the Catalan club squandered 56 million euros on three footballers far from Barça level: Francisco Trincão (31 million) makes the same scared face as André Gomes when it comes to jumping onto the pitch; Matheus Fernandes (7 million) was not even a starter at Palmeiras and has not yet been presented as a Blaugrana – it is not expected to happen either -; and Martin Braithwaite (18 million) was an emergency signing due to the injuries of Luis Suárez and Dembélé at a price of gold that does not correspond to reality. Then, in the summer, there was no money to even bring the discounted Memphis Depay or Eric Garcia. A disastrous planning.

Francisco Trincão. Photo: EFE.

3- Barçagate

If Bartomeu’s mandate has already been obscure, Cadena SER uncovered another scandal at the end of February, this time related to the hiring of a company to monitor Barça’s image on social networks for an exorbitant amount that led to defamation of players and opponents critical of the directive at that time. The judge of the investigation, which is still open, found evidence of a crime.

4- Salary reductions

The wage bill has been and continues to be one of the entity’s great slabs. The outbreak of the pandemic forced action among workers, including footballers. Last season’s salary reduction was not enough to alleviate the serious economic situation, further accentuated by the coronavirus. After some tough and tense negotiations, the team agreed to an adjustment of the salary cost this year for 122 million. In the previous one there were 97 million losses, as a result of the drop in income. Barça’s economic hole will be one of the great challenges for the next president.

5- The step on the toes of Setién

The Cantabrian coach preached cruyffismo in each of his interventions, but the staging was far from what was expected. The team bored the sheep and did not know – or could not – find the formula to revitalize a team that lived off the inertia of the past, with Messi plugging holes at all hours. For the memory will remain the disagreement of his second, Éder Sarabia, with the Argentine and the selfie of the entire coaching staff in Da Luz minutes before the Lisbon disaster.

Quique Setién, the former Barcelona coach.  Photo: AFP.

Quique Setién, the former Barcelona coach. Photo: AFP.

6- A 2-8 that will remain in history

Paris, Turin, Rome, Liverpool … all the notorious stumbling blocks of Barça on trips to Europe in recent years will be in the background by the historic beating of Bayern in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. The elimination, predictable, ended in ridicule and the season in blank, something that had not happened for twelve years.

7- The most painful burofax

Moments before Barça’s semi-final match of the Women’s Champions began, a burofax shook the club’s offices. Leo Messi officially asked to leave Barça, tired of so many failures and lies – he had to defend himself publicly several times, as happened in the face of Abidal’s accusations -, abiding by a clause in his contract. Bartomeu denied him the exit and Messi did not want to go to court with the club of his life. He had to stay unhappy and although with Koeman he feels better, his future seems far from Barcelona given the lack of a sports project.

Messi's disappointment.  Photo: DPA.

Messi’s disappointment. Photo: DPA.

8- Players given away

The main objective of the summer transfer market was to get rid of players with high chips, such as Luis Suárez, Ivan Rakitic, Arturo Vidal or even Rafinha. A total of 1.5 million was taken out of those stars who have fallen short – the transfer for the Croatian – plus some laughable variables, even assuming in some cases part of this season’s salary despite playing in direct rivals in the League (Atlético, Sevilla ) or in Europe (PSG). Nor should we forget the Arthur-Pjanic operation with Juventus to balance the balance.

9- Resignation (forced) of Bartomeu

The Barçagate scandal led to the resignation of several members of Bartomeu’s board, increasingly alone and with more self-assigned functions in the club’s organization chart. Sports was added to the economic crisis, making the situation untenable for many partners, grouped together to organize a vote of no confidence. The former president of Barça insisted that he would not resign until a few days before doing so, at the end of October. Cornered, he left without making self-criticism and pointing to the Generalitat for wanting to organize the vote at all costs in the middle of the second wave of the pandemic.

10- Injuries and more injuries

The year began with Luis Suárez and Ousmane Dembélé with long-term injuries –five and six months respectively- and ended with Philippe Coutinho about to undergo surgery. Without a doubt, one of the worst years, also motivated by the compressed calendar. Ter Stegen missed the first matches of the season, Ansu Fati and Gerard Piqué still have months and Sergi Roberto will also have missed many weeks. Better not to mention Samuel Umtiti.



Match preview: Chelsea host West Ham on matchday fourteen – naaju

Chelsea receives this Monday at 2:00 p.m. the visit of West Ham at Stamford Bridge during his fourteenth game in the Premier League.

Chelsea He wants to be victorious again in the match corresponding to the fourteenth day after suffering a defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers in the previous match by a score of 2-1. Since the competition began, the hosts have won six of the 13 matches played so far in the Premier League, with 26 goals for and 14 against.

On the visitors’ side, West Ham had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace during the last match, so he will try to keep adding points to his leaderboard against Chelsea. To date, of the 13 games he has played West Ham in the Premier League, he has won six of them with a figure of 21 goals for and 16 against.

Focusing on performance as a home team, Chelsea They have achieved a balance of three wins, one loss and two draws in six home games, which shows that they are slipping points in their fiefdom, giving the visitors hope of achieving positive results. At home, West Ham They have a record of three wins, two losses and a draw in six games that they have played so far, so they are quite a strong opponent away from home that the hosts will have to face.

The two rivals have met before at home ChelseaIn fact, the numbers show 15 wins, five losses and five draws in favor of the home team. The last time they faced each other Chelsea and West Ham in this competition it was in July 2020 and the match ended with a 3-2 result in favor of West Ham.

Analyzing the situation of these teams in the Premier League qualifying table, we can see that the locals are above West Ham with a difference of one point. Chelsea He arrives at the meeting with 22 points in his locker and occupying the eighth place before the game. For their part, the visitors are in ninth position with 21 points.


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During Sunday afternoon, EDELAP reviewed different routes verifying damage caused by the storm


The EDELAP company this Sunday continued to review critical points in the electrical distribution network after yesterday’s strong winds that knocked down more than two hundred trees and caused power outages.

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During the afternoon, work is done on 208 and 66 on the removal of branches and the repair of the network that supplies the sector and its surroundings.

Also in 409 and 216 to repair network devices damaged by the storm to normalize the service to users who were affected by the meteorological phenomenon.


Turkey cuts trees in Dohuk amid the silence of the Kurdistan Democratic Party – ANHA | HAWARNEWS

A source from the Zakho district of Dohuk governorate in southern Kurdistan indicated that the Turkish occupation army cuts down forest trees in the area and sells them in Turkey, and another source noted that the Turkish army sells trees to residents of the area. .

A private source told ROJNEWS from the Zakho district that the Turkish occupation army, since mid-June this year, has been cutting down forest trees.

The same source claimed that the Turkish occupying army cuts trees in the village of Kashani and the areas around Heftanin, which are known as forest forests, and then transports them to Turkey in cooperation with a mercenary named Jaafar, known as “Jafo” .

He pointed out that the villages in which the Turkish occupation army fell trees are the villages of “Darya Dautiya, Kashani, Bas Agha, Kani Kizah, Bischer Agha Plain, Al-Enish, Sharan Shah, Christian villages, Khantur and Haftaneen districts” .

In a related context, local sources from “Kashani” village located north of “Batufa” district in Zakho district in Dohuk governorate revealed that the Turkish occupation army stationed outside the village was cutting down trees. foresters and selling them to the people of the region, in a replay of the crime scene in Afrin, which has been busy since March 2018.

The same sources added that the residents of the village “Kashani” have been forcibly displaced since the summer of this year, as a result of the Turkish bombardment, which caused great physical losses on the properties and farms of the citizens.

The Turkish occupation army has launched intense ground, air and artillery attacks in the border areas of southern Kurdistan since June, causing human and physical losses.



Crack: rumors of a new rivalry between Queen Elizabeth, Harry and Meghan Markle grow

A renowned expert on royal issues, Sean Smith, said that the Dukes of Sussex should take over a historic work of Queen Elizabeth II, giving rise to speculation of a new confrontation between members of the British crown

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Author of recent biography Meghan Misunderstood, Sean Smith is a authorized voice to express opinions on matters inherent to the British crown. In this sense, the specialist stated that the accolades that His Majesty makes year after year are overvalued, since, although they can have a great weight for those figures who do deserve them, they are also received by people who should not be on the payroll.

“It has great meaning to the people who deserve it. Who could object to Captain Tom Moore receiving it? But handing it over to big donors or political failures makes, in my opinion, the whole thing a complete mockery“, sentenced Smith.

From his point of view, the historic honors list published for Queen Elizabeth’s birthday should be rethought. As slogan

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Before the holidays, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will launch a podcast Inaugural with guests to ring in the new year. Throughout the episodes, Meghan and Harry are expected to present stories of improvement that contribute to the well-being of society.

Through a teaser spread on social networks, the couple anticipated

In his statements, Smith implied that both initiatives should not coexist, but rather Prince Harry and his wife should take the lead. For the moment, to dispel doubts of any friction, in a statement issued by its spokesperson the sussex clarified: “We hope to share more about Archewell’s work in the coming weeks, but any hint that it intends to rival the UK honors list is false“.



Column by Manuel Hennessey on Ricardo Lozano, the climate champion – Columnists – Opinion

The word may sound strange, but it is what the Paris Agreement uses to refer to those who “facilitate new or strengthened initiatives, coalitions and voluntary efforts” to achieve global goals. In English they call it high level champion. The Climate Change Convention translated into Spanish: ‘high-level champion’. President Duque landed the novel concept in our country by announcing that Lozano “will lead Colombia’s participation in the COP26 world summit.”

No one is more appropriate to begin meeting this challenge: the most ambitious goal of all that Colombia has proposed in international agreements. It is also a regional leadership. A task that will last at least ten years and that commits not only the Ministry of the Environment, but also those of Mines and Energy, Transport, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, and Agriculture. Lozano’s new position is unprecedented and reflects the importance of the commitment made: to abandon the carbon economy before 2050, for which Colombia will reduce its emissions by 51% before 2030. These new climate leaders are now global and local .
Lozano will be able to articulate, from his new position in London, a national state agreement: the Green Pact of Colombia, the methodology suggested by other countries to accelerate climate action. Discuss and arrange transitions between everyone.

In Europe, the New Green Deal is advancing and in Latin America, according to a study by ECLAC, of ​​18 countries analyzed, 14 already have agreements between state and non-state actors. Two examples: Argentina, the National Cabinet for Climate Change; and Costa Rica, a Citizen Council aligned with the Country Carbon Neutrality Program. Our Green Pact is also unprecedented: recovering local economies incorporating the sense of urgency of the environmental and climate emergency that we are experiencing. See column: Our green pact.

UK Champion for COP26 in Glasgow, Nigel Topping, said: “When governments respond, design and implement increasingly ambitious national climate action strategies, private sector support comes into play. Our role is to bring them together ”. Ricardo Lozano has the support of the academic, business and environmental sectors of Colombia to fulfill his mission.

I wish my readers a peaceful Christmas.

Manuel Guzman Hennessey@GuzmanHennessey


Fenerbahce Turkey’s emotional post-mortem tribute to its two most loyal fans

Fenerbahce of Turkey decided to have a gesture with two of their most loyal and beloved fans. The grandparents Ihsan y Mumtaz they were the club’s most famous couple and were honored this weekend in the stands of the Sukru Saracoglu stadium, in the match against Yeni Malatyaspor, after his death. The recognition quickly went viral.

This couple of fans caught the attention of the Turkish media for their loyalty. They were always there, encouraging non-stop next to one of the most turbulent bars of the old continent, despite their advanced age. For this reason, their story crossed the field and they became a symbol of fidelity and passion.

Mumtaz died a few years ago, but his wife never stopped going to the court. She attended her love club in memory of her husband. The pandemic was the only thing that forced her to watch the games on television.

Ihsan and Mumtaz, in the stands of the Fenerbahce, over time. Photo: Twitter.

Ihsan passed away last week. After the sad news, the Turkish club decided place the silhouettes of both in one of the Sukru Saracoglu tribunes as a tribute. Thus they would show the world that they will be forever in their memory and that their breath will be present.

“Our Aunt Ihsan and Uncle Mumtaz will be with us tomorrow, as in all matches. You are in our hearts, we will not forget you, ”Fenerbahce said this weekend on their social networks.

The loss of Ihsan and Mumtaz was a severe blow to the fans in Turkey, who respected them very much and recognized them as symbol of family and sports unity.

“It is the anniversary of the death of Mümtaz. And now we have also lost his beloved wife Ihsan, recently. We will honor them, because they are an example for us and they never left us alone ”, he explained. Omar Faruk White, Fenerbahce footballer.

The tribute of the Turkish club on the court was very emotional, and you could see two huge figures of the couple with the colors they always used to encourage. Once again they were seen together and happy.

Despite the 3-0 loss to local Yeni Malatyaspor, many Fenerbahce fans immediately shared the tribute on social media.

Soccer fans around the world were moved by the situation, so Fenerbahce and this pair of grandparents went viral. The Turkish club and its two most beloved fans showed that, despite adverse situations, love and fidelity always remain.