The pandemic pulverizes its daily record with 640,000 new cases

The coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has registered a record 642,724 new cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to more than 49 million infected people and 1.24 million fatalities, according to the balance updated yesterday from Johns Hopkins University. With the new data, the balance of the pandemic rises to 49,323,498 infected people, of which more than half are in the three most affected countries -the United States, India and Brazil-, and the fatalities are already 1,242. 873.

With regard to recoveries, more than 32.4 million people have already managed to overcome Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the virus. India tops the list, with more than 7.8 million patients cured.

The United States continues to be the country most affected by the pandemic worldwide, with 9.7 million cases and 236,073 fatalities, after registering a new record of 126,000 new positives in the last 24 hours. India, for its part, accumulates 8.4 million infected people with 125,562 fatalities after recording more than 50,000 positives in the last day, followed by Brazil, with 5.6 million infected and 162,015 deaths.

In the fourth position, Russia accumulates 1.72 million cases and 29,654 deaths after registering more than 19,000 cases in the last day. The fifth place is occupied by France, with more than 1.7 million cases and 39,916 deaths. Spain remains the sixth country hardest hit by the pandemic, with 1.3 million cases and 38,486 deaths after recording 21,000 positives in the last balance.

In Argentina there are 1.22 million infected people and 33,136 fatalities. It is followed by the United Kingdom, which accounts for 1.14 million infected and 48,565 deaths and Colombia, which accumulates 1.12 million cases and 32,405 deaths. The balance of the pandemic in Mexico stands at 955,128 cases and 94,323 fatalities.

Next, Peru registers 914,722 infected people and 34,730 deaths, while Italy accumulates 862,681 infections and 40,638 deaths. South Africa, the country most affected by the pandemic on the African continent, registers 734,175 cases and 19,749 deaths.

Over 500,000 cases, Iran registers 663,800 positives and 37,409 fatalities, ahead of Germany, which accumulates 653,992 infections and 11,240 deaths, and Chile, with 518,390 positives and 14,450 deaths.

With more than 400,000 positives are Poland, with 493,765 cases and 7,287 deaths; Iraq, with 493,139 positives and 11,244 deaths; Belgium has 488,044 cases and 12,708 deaths; Ukraine, 453,565 cases and 8,358 deaths; Indonesia, with 429,574 positives and 14,442 fatalities; Bangladesh, with 417,475 cases and 6,036 deaths; The Netherlands, with 404,392 and 7,654 deaths; and the Czech Republic with 403,497 cases and 4,484 deaths.

In the range of 300,000 infections are the Philippines (391,809); Turkey (389,256); Saudi Arabia (349,822); Pakistan (341,753) and Israel (318,402). Among the 200,000 to 300,000 infections are Romania (287,062), Canada (258,874), Morocco (246,349) and Switzerland (211,913). It is followed by Nepal (188,883); Ecuador (172,508); Portugal (166,900); Sweden (146,461); Bolivia (142,343); United Arab Emirates (139,891); Austria (138,979); Panama (137,760); Qatar (133,811); Kuwait (130,463); Dominican Republic (129,300); Oman (117,167); Kazakhstan (115,439); Costa Rica (115,417); Guatemala (110,502); Egypt (108,754); Japan (106,178), Belarus (104,286), Armenia (101,773) and Jordan (101,248). China has 91,591 infected and 4,741 fatalities.

For its part, the United Kingdom has banned people from Denmark from entering its territory due to the mutated strain of the coronavirus detected in mink farms and to which more than 200 cases in people are linked. The measure came into force yesterday and specifies that British citizens and people with a residence permit can return to the country but will have to undergo a 14-day quarantine.


Now there is a date for ‘Madness at Darkmoon Faire’, the new Hearthstone expansion

Good news for ‘Hearthstone’ players, as Blizzard has confirmed that its new expansion ‘Madness at the Darkmoon Faire’ will be available from November 17. The pack, which recalls the popular 2016 expansion ‘Whispers of the Old Gods’, returns with legendary minions as iconic as C’Thun and Yogg-Saron (in surprising new guises), allow players to use their powers, capable of unbalancing a game. And to further spread their evil influence, cards can be played with the Corruption keyword, which transforms them into much more powerful versions after playing a higher cost card.

Coinciding with the announcement of the release date, the developer has taken the opportunity to Introducing ‘Hearthstone Duels’, a completely free new game mode combining the PvP Arena with the fun and unpredictable deck-building experience of popular solo adventures. As in the Arena, players will face other human opponents with the goal of winning 12 games before suffering 3 losses; however, in Duels, they will start with decks made up of cards from their collections, adding cards and treasures after each game. Players will also be able to get their hands on Heroic Mode for rewards such as Gold, Cards, Card Packs, and Arcane Dust.

‘Duels of Hearthstone’ will evolve with each new season, with a repertoire of cards that will be updated with the game’s vast new heroes, hero powers, and distinctive treasures. The theme for the inaugural season is Wizarding Duels, featuring a cast of heroes made up of scholars and other personalities from the Scholomance Academy expansion.

By last, a new and great update has been confirmed for next November 12. The patch will incorporate a completely revamped progression system, with the aim of consistently offering exciting rewards to players, whether they are beginners, regular deck builders or seasoned veterans.

Among the novelties, the new achievement system, which will record player stats and feats (New achievements will be added with each expansion), a new rewards map in which to progress through its 50 levels with experience points that will be obtained by completing missions, achievements, and for playing, as well as a new weekly mission system that They will join the regular rotation of Daily Quests and Special Event Legends that accompany expansions and content updates. Don’t forget to take a look at the announcement trailer.


Hurricane force winds and temporary rain in the first autumn storm in the Canary Islands

The strong wind became the protagonist of the first autumn storm in the Canary Islands yesterday. The storm Barbarian, formed by the push of a low pressure front generated a few days ago, was felt yesterday especially in La Palma, La Gomera and Tenerife, where it left not only gusts exceeding 100 kilometers per hour, but also an abundant precipitation in the form of rain that reached 20 liters per square meter in one hour in some areas. In the early hours of the morning Tenerife woke up under an unusual tranquility and a slight blanket of sultry haze that covered the north of the island.

The Teide had been crowning in the previous days with its characteristic lenticular clouds. A phenomenon that canaries already recognize as the arrival of rains on the island. However, as the sun tried to rise from between the mountains, not a leaf was yet moving. That calm, however, would not be the scenario that would predominate the rest of the day. A few hours after sunrise, the strong wind began to make an appearance in the north of the island at great speed. In fact, at some points it blew so intensely that the threshold set by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), 110 kilometers per hour, was exceeded. Thus, around 9:30 in the morning, the telescopes and research centers at the summit of Tenerife, in Izaña, witnessed a puff of air that reached 130 kilometers per hour.

It starts on La Palma. But hours before that happened, the storm had already entered the Canary Islands. He had done it on La Palma, disturbing the tranquility of the night with gusts of wind of more than 80 kilometers per hour that were gradually entering from one end of the island to another. The wind caused detachment and the fall of some trees, but the island was able to come out of the trance without great damage. It is not surprising, since the Government of the Canary Islands had decreed the alert situation for winds both on this island and on its Tenerife neighbor since the previous day.

The wind that swiftly moved the storm Barbarian Through the Archipelago – in a northeast direction – it left small landslides and falls of trees on the island, as well as damage to the LP-214 Los Brecitos road, which was later closed. A situation that was anticipated by the Cabildo palmero, which had previously activated its Emergency Plan (Peinpal). Given the situation, the councilor for Security, Emergencies and the Environment of the island corporation recommended that the population avoid unnecessary travel as well as close doors and windows and remove objects that could be displaced by the wind from the balconies. The Cabildo also made the decision to close trails and recreational areas, in order to avoid the transit of pedestrians through those places.

La Palma was also the island that warned of the arrival of rains in the Canary Islands, because during the morning the predictions of the Meteorological Agency were fulfilled, accumulating in some areas of the interior more than 30 liters per square meter and more than 50 in municipalities such as Garafía. The heavy storms, which in some cases left images of runoff on the road itself, were accompanied by electrical equipment. Almost a hundred lightning bolts stayed to the north and on La Palma and there they stayed, as the storm weakened as it passed through the rest of the islands. The rain that accumulated on the island was such that the Las Angustias ravine, which collects the waters of the Caldera de Taburiente, ran abundantly again after three years of drought, bringing water to the Puerto de Tazacorte to the amazement of residents on the island.

Quick passage through Tenerife. Well into noon, the wind began to drag the rain-laden clouds towards Tenerife and La Gomera, where the Aemet did have a yellow warning for this meteorological phenomenon. Thus, in these islands, where until now only a strong wind had blown and a couple of distant thunder had been heard, a moderate rain began to fall in unison throughout the territory.

At the same time, the thunderous wind that had affected the island began to dissipate, causing just a few hours later, barely a light curtain of rain remained across the island. The remnants of the storm Barbarian they continued advancing northeast direction. As Jesús Agüera explained, director Regional Aemet in the Canary Islands, “it is not the typical squall”, since it moves at an unusual speed and has been generated by taking advantage of the path traced by a previous low pressure front. In fact, the movement of this meteorological phenomenon is so rapid that climate models place it for this midday in France and in eastern Europe as of this morning.

The lagoon accumulates more water. At 3:00 p.m., calm returned to the islands. By then, the low pressure front had already left about 70 liters per square meter in Tenerife, the most irrigated municipality being that of La Laguna, where up to 25.5 liters were accumulated in just an hour and a half. In fact, since it began to rain heavily in the city of Los Adelazados, the northern highway (TF-5) began to collapse with vehicles trying to return home after a long day of work, causing large delays in Northbound at noon. However, the storm released much more on La Palma, where according to Aemet, more than 87 liters per square meter were accumulated. El Paso was the most affected area as it accumulated 30 liters per square meter and was followed by Roque de Los Muchachos, where 20.4 liters per square meter were recorded. Also at the top of the island there were maximum gusts of wind of 106 kilometers per hour at around 10 in the morning.

The front did not move, however, only from La Palma to Tenerife in its passage it also touched La Gomera, where although it rained much less – about 23 liters accumulated throughout the island – it was very windy. On the Colombian island, Vallehermoso was the municipality where the wind picked up the fastest speed, generating gusts of up to 123 kilometers per hour at noon. The storm also made a slight appearance in Gran Canaria but did not irrigate the island. On the capital island, the queue of Barbarian It left wind and the municipalities of Agaete and Tejeda registered peak gusts of between 90 and 100 kilometers per hour during the morning.

Traffic lights without light and cars surfers. Despite its rapid entry into the islands, the accumulated showers especially in the metropolitan area of ​​Tenerife were enough to cause some incidents in the area. Just a little after the rains began, the traffic lights in Santa Cruz were left without electricity, which caused the Local Police of the municipality to travel to the affected places to regulate traffic. The police force also had to intervene to rescue a vehicle that was swept away by runoff from a ravine and to mark the places where the rain caused the fall of stone walls. In fact, the Santa Cruz City Council was one of those who decided yesterday to suspend any activity planned during the afternoon, especially those that were done outdoors. The Puerto de La Cruz City Council also did so, which also decided to terminate the activities scheduled for the afternoon, with special emphasis on those that were to be carried out abroad.

Entrance in the fall. After the passing of the storm Barbarian For the Canary Islands, the question is whether this type of atmospheric phenomenon has come to stay as part of autumn or is it simply an anecdote within one of the hottest years of the last decade. Aemet estimates that for the next few days the skies will continue to be covered with clouds, temperatures will progressively drop and some rains will fall on the Islands in a generalized way. There is a strong probability that the trade wind regime will continue during the following week as well, which will again transfer weak precipitation to the north of the islands of greater relief.


The Canary Islands, on alert for the tail of a storm ‘Barbara’

The tail of the storm Barbarian It will affect the Canary Islands today, Tuesday, as predicted by the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet), and in addition to the rains, the wind will be another factor to take into account. Given this circumstance, the Government of the Canary Islands has proceeded to declare the alert situation for winds in Tenerife and La Palma, starting at 3:00 am today.

For this day, winds from the southwest are presumed on the coast and from the west in the midlands, the high areas and the peaks, of a moderate-strong and gusty character. The forecasts speak of an average speed of between 30 and 60 km / h, not ruling out locally higher speeds at the summits, at a height of more than 2,000 meters. Likewise, there will be probable maximum gusts of between 60 and 120 km /, registering the strongest in the summits, the high areas and locally to leeward.

In such circumstances, the population is urged to follow the self-protection advice of the General Directorate of Security and Emergencies.

On the peninsula

The arrival of the Atlantic storm Barbarian The Peninsula will leave until Thursday abundant and persistent rains and intense gusts of winds exceeding 100 kilometers per hour, advanced Rubén Del Campo, spokesman for the Aemet).

Yesterday, Monday, the rains mainly affected western Galicia, Asturias, Castilla y León and northern Extremadura in a strong and persistent way, accumulating up to 15 liters per square meter in one hour and between 40 and 60 liters per square meter in the afternoon, Del Campo explained.

In the rest of Spain it did not rain, except in the western Canaries, although the change of wind with a slight increase in temperatures has already begun to be noticed, more pronounced in the Cantabrian and in the Guadalquivir, exceeding 25 and 30 degrees respectively.

Today will be “the day with the most adverse weather,” observed the spokesman, who detailed that the south wind will blow with strong or very strong gusts in the north and west of the Peninsula without ruling out “hurricane gusts” in the Cantabrian mountains, accompanied of heavy rains throughout the country, except the Mediterranean and the Balearic Islands. In parts of western Andalusia, Extremadura, the western half of Castilla y León, the Community of Madrid, southern Galicia and Asturias, more than 40 liters per square meter can be reached.

Wednesday’s day

For tomorrow, Wednesday, the environment is expected to be cooler in the eastern half of the country, while rain will be the protagonist in almost the entire Peninsula and the Canary Islands, with special incidence in western Galicia, in the Central system, in the Cantabrian mountain range. and in the Pyrenees and with strong gusts of wind in Galicia, Castilla y León and Cantabria.

In the rest of the autonomous communities, rainfall will be dispersing and decreasing as the day progresses, causing the storm to subside.

As of Thursday, the rains will continue, less intense but still abundant in Galicia, Extremadura, Andalusia, the central system and the Pyrenees, and, although the fronts will approach the Mediterranean, again, they will not affect the coast or the Balearic Islands.

During the weekend, the weather will tend to “temporarily stabilize” with a slight rise in temperatures, although as of Sunday there are high probabilities of a new system of fronts that will again leave rainfall in much of the Peninsula.

Before the arrival of Barbarian, Civil Protection and Emergencies urge to be extremely careful in the face of strong winds, waves and circulate on main roads and highways to avoid rain.


Beyonc, audiovisual claw – The Day

Almost seven years ago, Beyoncé made a point in her career with Beyoncé, his album with the most groundbreaking sound and one that was going to mark his way of releasing records from then on. This was not a simple album, but a visual album, that is, in which each piece of music (and even some not included in the repertoire) had its corresponding video clip or short. He repeated the experiment in 2016 with Lemonade, his album of conjugal catharsis. And now she is once again determined to expand her imagery with Black is king, visual version of The lion king: The gift, his backing album to remake in photorealistic image of The Lion King from last year. The film has just premiered exclusively on Disney +.

Like the album itself, Black is king it is a love letter to Africa, a celebration of its diaspora and a proud manifesto of affirmation against racism. As he commented in a post On Instagram on June 28, he wanted to “present elements of black history and African tradition with a modern twist and universal message, and teach what it means to find your identity and build a legacy.”

Directors of African blood

She has been supported in the project by trusted filmmakers such as Jake Nava (director from, for example, the video of Partition) o Pierre Desusschere (already author of the clips of Mine Y Ghost), as well as directors of African blood such as Emmanuel Adjei and Blitz Bazawule (the one with the excellent The burial of Kojo). Along with Beyoncé appear many of the African artists who already collaborated in their day on the original album, as well as South African actors (Nandi Madida, Warren Masemola) or Nigerians (Papi Ojo).

The movie is, broadly speaking, a modern take on The Lion King: the story of a young king separated from his inheritance like Moses and forced to deal with a grim world while deciding to claim the throne that belongs to him. The first song to play is Bigger, in which Beyoncé seems to remind her three children that they are part of something bigger than themselves. Our hero then shoots out into the world like a meteorite and Find your way back invites you to return, not to forget where you come from, to the infectious rhythm Afrobeats. Spangles in sandy landscape.

Don’t jealous me, With charismatic appearances by Lord Afrixana (boa python wrapped around his neck) and Yemi Alade as possible equivalents of the Disney-created hyenas, they install the hero in a landscape of danger, while Scar features an emotional as well as threatening appearance of Jessie Reyez.

Broken darkness

All that climate of darkness breaks with Mood 4 eva, the particular Hakuna matata Beyoncé, where the humble and laid-back gives way to the parodic inspirational. If in the lyrics of the song, Jay-Z compares himself with Mansa Musa, former governor of the Mali empire, the video could not be shy. A leopard-print Rolls-Royce appears and Beyoncé swims in a pool like Esther Williams in a Busby Berkeley aquatic choreography. Already in his apparent twenties, at the height of Ja ara e, the human Simba dreams of something less ostentatious, only with some nightlife.

Shatta Wale joins the party at Already and Pharrell in Water, but the real rain of stars comes with Brown skin girl, anthem to dark-skinned women: do Naomi Campbell, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Rowland, model Adut Akech visit our salon? And we even see Blue Ivy, Beyoncé’s oldest daughter, singing the final verse. It is the most stellar moment of the film, with permission from a moment reserved for the near end.


We talk about the amazing video of My power, the theme of The gift which seemed to stage the Simba / Scar battle to the beat of gqom, a South African electronic style between hip hop, hard house and traditional music. Nija, Tierra Whack, Moonchild Sanelly and Busiswa shine in a great dance show in a temple with the clear imprint of Hannah Beachler, Black Panther production designer and already a collaborator with Beyoncé on Lemonade. Pop art ecstasy.


They mutilate the arms of the monument to the sardana in Barcelona

The City Council of Barcelona has denounced that some strangers they have mutilated the arms of the monument to the sardana in Montjuïc, in an attack similar to the one that this sculpture already suffered in 2014.

In a message on his Twitter account, the Deputy Mayor for Security of the Barcelona City Council, Albert Batlle, has denounced the attack against this sculpture, which reproduces several people dancing a sardana, although some of them now present their mutilated arms.

“We condemn the savagery and appeal to fight for coexistence and against incivism,” said Batlle.

The monument to the sardana is a work done by the cartoonist and writer Josep Cañas, which is located on the road to the castle of Montjuïc, with a diameter of four meters and eight figures of about two meters high, carved in limestone from Ulldecona (Tarragona).

In the center of the sculpture, the author placed a stone from the mountain of Montserrat, to symbolize the belongings, such as the bags, that the sardanists usually leave while they dance this traditional Catalan dance.


The Canary Islands had a warmer and drier climate last September than normal

The Canary Islands had a very hot and very dry September, as well as normal values ​​regarding the strength of the wind, the average temperature being 23.3 degrees Celsius, which was 1.4 more than the period of reference 1981-2010, according to the Climatological Advance of the State Meteorological Agency (Aemet). The average temperature of the maximums stood at 27.1 ° C, with an anomaly of 1.5 degrees more, which is the fourth highest since 1961, while the average temperature of the minimums was 19.5 ° C, which implied 1.3 ° C more above the average.

During last September, the Archipelago also had a heat wave, the first since the same month of 2015, which affected the two provinces on days 7, 8 and 9, when highs of more than 37 degrees were recorded in Agüimes, Anaga, Güímar, San Bartolomé de Tirajana and Tasarte, arriving on the 8th at 40.8 ° C. Regarding the hot episodes, they occurred on the 16th in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, San Cristóbal area, where it reached 36.3 ° C, and on the 25th in Tasarte, which registered 35.9 ° C. Thus, only on days 1, 12, 13 and from September 27 to 30 were below normal values. On the other hand, the mean sea surface water temperature was 23.8 ° C, with an anomaly of 0.9 ° C more than the reference period 1971-2000.

Regarding rainfall, September was a very dry month in the Islands, since it accumulated a total of 2.0 mm (liters per square meter), only 28% of the expected amount. In this regard, the Aemet balance indicates that rainfall can be grouped into three episodes, in such a way that on day 13 a line of instability in warm air associated with a dana located between Madeira and Azores leaves precipitations (0.1-2, 7 mm) in 43% of the stations. The second episode occurred on the 23rd with a wide trough to the east of the islands in which Paulette wanders, in transit from a tropical storm to a post-tropical cyclone, between Madeira and Azores, where general rainfall occurs that leaves low rainfall records ( 0.1-5.6 mm) in 64% of the stations.

Finally, on the 26th, 27th and 28th the most abundant rains of the month were produced that were generated by the trade winds, with rains observed in 38% of the seasons, most of them in the midlands of the north slope, with the maximum being recorded in Las Mercedes, which accumulates 14 liters per square meter in the three days. Regarding the 2019-2020 hydrological year that ended on September 30, it is summarized in that it has been very dry with a precipitation of 134.1 liters per square meter.


Santiago Daz Bravo: “Nobody from the embassy in London has called me … yet”

Born in La Orotava in 1968, since 1991 he has worked as a journalist in different media. As the soul of Quixote, it was in 2012 when he decided to head to the British capital, where he has combined the job of press advisor for the Cervantes Institute with his work in the Spanish department of a United Nations agency. In 2002 he published ‘Four days before the end’ and now delivers ‘The man who was Friday’.

‘The Man Who Was Thursday’ is a Chesterton novel and you chose to call it Friday, after Robinson Crusoe. Is there a feeling of shipwreck?

Certainly. Of the personal and collective shipwreck that marks the lives of the characters. The novel passes between two parallel plots: the events and the history of some people who have been forced to leave Spain and also their life projects.

Autobiographical traits have crept in, right?

Even if you don’t want to, you inevitably end up projecting yourself on what you write. I was one of those exiles, I came to England with a job offer, but my profile is not the prototype of that young Spaniard who comes to the United Kingdom in search of a future. I lived with them and applied my journalistic training, that of knowing and understanding them from observation.

And how is this metamorphosis that goes from disenchantment to resentment perceived?

Disheartened and orphaned, these young people are incubating a resentment that is directed towards the Spanish ruling class, whom they consider responsible for their failure. It all begins with a great hooliganism until someone emerges who puts the means and a plan that aims to fight Spain. Utopias feed on radical ideals, of rupture, and these young people were easy prey.

The economic and social crisis takes his characters by the hand towards an inevitable identity crisis.

The effects of the 2008 crisis persist. Spain has not yet finished recovering and now those effects are accentuated with the Covid-19 pandemic. Those of us who are already a certain age make use of references, such as the death throes of the Dictatorship, democracy and the advances that these changes brought with them, turning Spain into a modern country, with public services: the welfare state.

And these guys lack that historical memory …

Clear. These new generations lack references to cling to.

Are they so desperate that they resort to violence?

From disenchantment to resentment and from there to violence there is only one step. This is a lost, disbelieving generation that rejects the system, convinced that nothing can change through the official route. And this novel is an exploration of that resentment pushed to the limit.

To the limit of being called The Hanged Men and plotting to kill celebrities and politicians. Do they assume fatality like this?

The Hanged thing is a wink. They meet every Friday in a London pub whose image is precisely a gallows. And between pints, carried away by irrationality, they fantasize about attacking celebrities, businessmen and politicians.

And among its objectives are royal characters such as Rajoy, Federico Trillo or Queen Letizia herself.

I had the dilemma of whether or not to create fictional characters, and it seemed essentially more logical to resort to people of flesh and blood, treated in their harsh reality, without losing a breath of fidelity.

Hey, have you been called from the embassy in London yet?

No one has called me … yet. It’s curious. At the time Trillo was ambassador to London, I had a personal relationship with him, but at the time neither he nor I knew that he was going to become part of a novel.

Do you know if there is an extradition treaty between the UK and Spain?

(Laughs) Well, the truth is that I don’t know. By the way, in the editorial itself a debate was generated to choose the cover of the novel among ten alternatives. The one that was chosen is not the strongest and I hope that somehow they can all be exposed in public one day.

And after rereading the novel, would anything change?

Not a comma. There has been no self-censorship and the publisher has respected the text. A work could be revised for eternity, but that way it would never become independent, nor would the author of it.

Have you received reproaches for your story?

None by now. We will have to wait for the novel to reach the bookstores.


La Real against Naples, Granada against PSV and Villarreal in an easy group

The UFEA Europa League draw revealed the composition of the competition groups, with relative luck for Villarreal and tough rivals for Real Sociedad and Granada.

The submarine’ Azerbaijan’s Qarabag, Israeli Tel Aviv’s Maccabi and Turkish Sivasspor will be measured in Group I.

The Nasrid, PSV Eindhoven in the Netherlands, PAOK in Greek Thessaloniki and Omonia in Cyprus.

For his part, the Royal Society fell into a group with Italian Napoli, Dutch AZ Alkmaar and Croatian Rijeka.