Peter Lim and Valencia CF | Batzine: «Lim and his family have been subjected to racial abuse by Valencia fans»

Batzine has opened a debate on racism in Spanish football and, more specifically, in the capital of Turia. The magazine, promoted by Valencia and published in Singapore, laments the behavior of a sector of black and white fans. “Cases abound in the League where racial slurs and gestures were directed at opposing players of a foreign or minority race. It would be naive to think that such racism is limited solely to rivalry between clubs or actions in the stadium. Peter Lim, the Singaporean billionaire owner of Valencia, had also been subjected to racial abuse online by his own fans for his alleged mismanagement of the club. Not only did some Valencia fans take to social media to express their dissatisfaction (with the hashtag #LimGoHome trending on Twitter), but the Lim family reportedly also received online harassment focused on their Chinese ethnicity. While the first reaction could be considered an understandable, albeit disproportionately abrasive response, the second line of action is undoubtedly unjustified and inexcusable, “says the publication.

The magazine also refers to an event that happened in the Premier League and related to a former Valencia coach: “What makes the current wave of racist incidents unique is that they are unfolding at a time when growing national populist sentiments and tribalism converge with a global pandemic, the latter precipitating unprecedented restrictions on freedom of movement. After the Manchester derby in December 2019, football commentator Gary Neville accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of deploying electoral rhetoric on immigration that fueled racist incidents in British sports. Less than a year later, much more extreme positions are being touted in American politics. It is clear that these political positions and the movements they generated around the world would have the effect of emboldening football fans who already harbor racist views and ignorant hatred. And it highlights the key role of social media.

«The exponential growth of social media platforms and functionalities meant that these misguided fans now have the ability to communicate and abuse any player in the world with astonishing ease, relative anonymity and seemingly without consequence. In addition, through social media, these wayward fans can meet and connect with other people who share their intolerant views, “he adds.

Finally, Batzine praises certain responses: «I would be remiss to end the discussion here. There are courageous and positive reactions against racism in football today that deserve to be emphasized and praised.. English Premier League footballers kneel before each match to show their support for the global anti-racism movement ‘Black Lives Matter’. Valencia’s first team players also knelt before a training session in June this year as a symbol of solidarity.


The covid catapults the registration and favors that the vegetative balance is positive

If for many years the region has witnessed the constant exodus of neighbors to other parts of Galicia or the world, the coronavirus health crisis has caused this situation to be reversed. Good proof of this is that the municipal registers have not stopped growing since March, adding more than 2,030 new residents, a percentage that doubles or triples the records of other years and favors that in many municipalities the vegetative balance marks positive values ​​for the first time in a while.

The Outiense municipality is one of those that can boast of having gained new residents in 2020, since the 17 babies who were registered in the padrn were joined by 110 people who established their residence in this council, double the number who left. (56). Although there were 63 deaths to mourn, today we have gained population, something that has been indicated in recent times, highlighted the councilman Manuel Gonzlez.

The situation is also similar in Noia, where in just four months 178 people from other places registered in the municipal registry, while those who left were 135, which implies that the council gained 43 new inhabitants. This situation is also evident in localities with a smaller census, such as Mazaricos, which registered 77 registrations in the register since March 14, which is 22 more than during the same period last year, 36 more than in 2018. and 39 to greater than the average of the last five years.

Telecommuting and back home

Also in Rianxo they have seen how there are more and more neighbors on its streets, and they come from the most disparate places, from the Canary Islands or the Balearic Islands, to Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Valencia or other parts of Galicia. Many people can telecommute and would rather be here than elsewhere with higher levels of contagion. In addition, there are many who have lost their jobs because they have closed their companies or are in ERTE and have decided to return to town., explained from the City Council rianxeiro.

The same ethnic group lives in Muros, which is another of the municipalities that has seen the number of discharges due to transfer grow the most in proportion to its population. Although this is good news, the mayor, Ins Monteagudo, considers that there are things that need to improve so that people settle there. Among them, a good Internet connection, because people have to work with the computer from their homes and in many places in the county it goes wrong.

Francisco Gonzlez: As the situation is now, this is one of the best places to live and work.

He always worked in the world of hospitality, and after a few years working in various places in Santiago, he got the opportunity to fly to Lanzarote and become part of the staff of a well-known hotel chain where he was working as a restaurant waiter. since 2014. When Francisco Gonzlez Pieiro (Lira, 1988) had already taken root and was leading a comfortable life in the Canary Islands, the coronavirus came to disrupt all his plans.

If Spain closed on March 14, they gave us one more week and they sent us to an ERTE. We thought it was going to be for a few months, but things dragged on, explains the young man, who, given the uncertain future that presented himself, decided to come to Barbanza and register in Carnota. At the earliest, everything will start working in March or April 2021, and I cannot spend a year without doing anything. As the situation is now, this is one of the best places to live and work, points out Gonzlez Pieiro.

Few infections

The low incidence of the virus in the region is one of the reasons that led him to come here, and that also in the Canary Islands there are few cases. There are no infections there because there is no one. We live off tourism and foreigners have not come for months and everything is closed. There must be about forty restaurants on the Playa Blanca promenade and now only two are open, explains the young man. In addition, another of the reasons that led him to fly to Galicia was that the cost of living there is still much higher than here. The rental prices are the same as before, they did not drop anything, and few people can afford to pay 700 euros a month without working.

Although he does not rule out returning to the Canary Island of Lanzarote in a while, when the whole situation generated by the coronavirus pandemic returns to normal, Francisco Gonzlez confesses that: I see my future here in Carnota. I have come to stay, because I think I have many more opportunities to find a job.


Municipality By transfer

Ribeira 449

Boiro 346

Girl 278

Porto do Son 248

Rianxo 157

Walls 134

Outes 110

Carnota 94

Mazaricos 77

A Pobra 69

Lousame 68

TOTAL 2.030

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According to study, FC Barcelona is the best Spanish club in the 21st century

FC Barcelona is the best Spanish football team of the 21st century due to its results in all competitions, although Real Madrid has surpassed it in titles in Europe, according to a study by the Spanish Football Research, History and Statistics Center (CIHEFE).

The work, prepared by the soccer researcher, José del Olmo, analyzes the evolution of the performance of Spanish teams between the 2000-2001 and 2019-2020 seasons after establishing some scales that affect the results of the matches and that place behind of the Catalan club in second position to Real Madrid.

To determine the merits, Del Olmo shares the criteria of the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS), which is responsible for annually delivering the award for the best club in the world per calendar year.

Among other qualifying variables, in the Champions League, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, teams can achieve, according to this scale, up to nine points for victory and three for a draw. The results in European competitions, the League or the King’s Cup are also valued, so that to achieve a good position the number of games played and won largely influences the number of games won, more than the titles obtained.

Barcelona leads the standings with 3,465 points, followed by Real Madrid (3,347) and Atlético de Madrid (2,149), which is third despite the fact that this Madrid team has played more than one campaign this period in the Second Division.

They are followed by Valencia (2,139), Sevilla (1,992), Villarreal (1,648), Athletic Club (1,405), Deportivo de La Coruña (1,395), Celta (1,164), Espanyol (1,144), Betis (1,137), Real Sociedad (1,108 ), Málaga (1,035), Getafe (1,028) and Mallorca (1,009), which complete the list of the fifteen clubs that exceed one thousand points in this scale established by CIHEFE.

In this sense, Del Olmo, told EFE that the most remarkable thing is the great trajectory of Villarreal, a club that at the beginning of the century was an upstart in the First Division and that has managed to position itself, despite having played a year in the Second Division, ahead of clubs with more historical tradition.

The work also specifies the classification by competitions and in the League the three best are Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid and Valencia and in the Copa del Rey, Barcelona, ​​Seville and Real Madrid.

In the Champions League the best is Real Madrid, ahead of Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid, while Barcelona leads the ranking in terms of the global number of titles obtained with 34, ahead of Real Madrid, with 29.

They are followed by Atlético de Madrid and Sevilla with ten, ahead of Valencia (6), Deportivo (4), Zaragoza (3), Villarreal (2) and with one Athletic Club, Espanyol, Celta, Betis, Mallorca or Malaga, although in This section adds as a title from a Champions League to an Intertoto Cup, a competition that has now disappeared and has a better rank.


Real Madrid already has more defeats than Barça

Much has been said and written about the hesitant start of the Ronald Koeman’s FC Barcelona. And it is true that the Blaugrana team broke with a win over Betis (5-2) a streak of four consecutive games without knowing the victory in LaLiga Santander.


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An irregular trajectory in the domestic tournament that had placed him in the middle of the table, nine points behind the leader, Real Sociedad, and until tonight, eight points behind. Real Madrid.

This being true, the reality is that with the defeat this Sunday at Mestalla, against Valencia (4-1), Zinedine Zidane’s team has more defeats than Barça so far this season.

The KO on the shores of Turia joins the two losses at home against Cádiz (0-1) and Shakhtar Donetsk (2-3) in the Champions League debut.

Meanwhile, Barça has only lost two games. The classic against Real Madrid (1-3) – and everyone will remember how that defeat came – and at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum, against Getafe (1-0).

Remember that the Blaugrana team has a immaculate track record in the Champions League with three victories in the first three days of the group stage that allow him to lead with authority Group G.

The 4-1 conceded in Mestalla, it is also the most bulky defeat in the 222 games that Zinedine Zidane He has completed his two stages on the Real Madrid bench.

In fact, this Sunday’s win is the most extensive defeat that Real Madrid has conceded since the 5-1 that Ernesto Valverde’s Barça endorsed him two seasons ago that put an end to Julen Lopetegui’s career as a white coach.


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).


Hazard and Casemiro, positive for COVID-19

Both players are out for the game against Valencia and will not travel with their national teams either.

Bad news for Real Madrid. The white team has issued an official statement in which it informs that Eden Hazard and Carlos Henrique Casemiro have tested positive for COVID-19 and that they will be out for the Mestalla match and also for the matches that were to play with their teams on the dates FIFA for the next few weeks. In addition, Real Madrid also informs that the rest of the squad and coaching staff have tested negative in the test carried out yesterday and also in the antigen test that has passed today.

The statement from Real Madrid is as follows:

“Real Madrid CF informs that our players Casemiro and Hazard have given positive results in the COVID-19 tests carried out yesterday Friday morning.

All the other players and the coaching staff of the first team, as well as all the club employees who work directly with them, gave negative results in that same test carried out yesterday. Likewise, it is confirmed again that all, with the exception of Casemiro and Hazard, have given negative results in the antigen tests carried out this morning “.


▷ 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.


Picassent prison, four hours without light due to the storm

Around a thousand inmates of the Picassent prison preventive building have remained without electricity for about four hours after heavy rains left the center in darkness at around four in the afternoon, flooding the meter room, according to sources. of the Acaip Prisons Union. The generator set that was supposed to supply the electrical fluid from the external network did not start working either because it is located in the same room, in the basements of the prison, so the half meter of water that flooded that part prevented it from coming into action. Fortunately, there have been no incidents with the inmates, thanks to the actions of the 70 prison officials who were working in the building at the time.

The light broke after four in the afternoon, minutes after the waterspout fell, causing floods not only in Picassent, but also in other municipalities in both the Ribera and l’Horta. When the officials realized that the generators did not jump, they verified that the room for the electrical equipment was completely flooded, for which they alerted the prison management and those responsible for the maintenance of the penitentiary center.

The situation began to become worrisome because the technicians could not return to the prison either, since the rains had forced to cut not only the A7 motorway, but also the surrounding roads, so that the prison was isolated.

Sources of Penitentiary Institutions have highlighted that the good work of the officials, who have explained to the inmates what the situation was, has allowed the incident, which has lasted until beyond eight this afternoon, to be resolved without conflicts.

Other sources consulted by Levante-EMV have reported that there has been some small altercation in the module for young prisoners, which houses inmates between 18 and 21 years old, which have been resolved without further ado by the officials assigned to that compound.

The prison management has even talked to officials of the Civil Guard, to improvise some means that would allow the maintenance technicians to reach, although in the end it has not been necessary, since the reopening of the road access has allowed them to arrive in their vehicles to the center.

After draining the water in the basement, they were able to restore the light around eight o’clock in the afternoon, although later it has jumped again on a couple of occasions, although only for a few minutes and while the restoration work lasted. electric fluid.

The Picassent prison is one of the oldest in Spain (it is almost 30 years old) and, although some modules have been rehabilitated, a large part of the facilities, as it has been seen this afternoon, have become obsolete and need urgent investment to correct these deficiencies, which compromise the safety of workers and inmates themselves.


▷ 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.


The situation of high standing housing in Valencia

Despite the drop in sales, the drop in prices is not affecting the luxury housing market too much, which has even seen an increase in the interest of foreign buyers who think of Valencia not only as a place of retirement.

Fewer operations, but hardly any price variations. The crisis generated by the coronavirus in the real estate market has affected in recent months the number of purchases, but not too much the value of high-end homes in Valencia, which awaits the final return of some international buyers who have not lost interest Around the area. The economic crisis caused by the pandemic has also had its effects on the real estate sector in general, which in recent months has timidly recovered prices in Valencia close to those before the state of alarm.

But the housing market has behaved differently depending on the geography and type of properties. Thus, while the middle segment seems to have suffered the greatest effects on prices, which during the first months of the pandemic became cheaper due to economic uncertainty and indecision from buyers, for luxury housing the interest is maintained and even increases between international buyers.

The slowdown in sales that the real estate market suffered as a result of the state of alarm did not prevent, in general terms, from formalizing the sales already underway before the health crisis. But in the case of high-end housing, mobility restrictions did make it impossible for foreign clients, the main applicants of this housing segment, to travel to Spain for several months.

In the case of British buyers, the most numerous among international investors in the Valencian Community, doubts about Brexit had previously caused the pandemic to decline in home purchases. During 2019, British clients acquired just under 9,000 homes in Spain, when in 2018 homes sold to British people amounted to 10,200. The decline is being even more pronounced during 2020, an exercise that experts predict will close with a drop of more than 50% in foreign investment.

In this context, however, the Valencian Community was positioned in the last quarter of 2019, according to the statistics of the Association of Property Registrars, as the second autonomous community with the highest international investment in housing, with 27.1% of the total transactions in the hands of foreign buyers, only behind the Balearic Islands (35.1%).

Less purchases, but equal or greater interest

During the summer, coinciding with the end of the state of alarm, the high-end housing sector once again received the arrival of British, French, German and Italian buyers, who according to specialists have chosen in many cases to delay the decision of buy, but not by diverting their expectations to other markets. With the exception, perhaps, of Portugal, attracted by the tax incentives that the country offers to non-residents.

An example of this interest that foreign clients, the main buyers of high-end homes in Spain, continue to maintain is the increase in the search for real estate in our country on international portals by British buyers.

It seems that the health crisis has changed not only our habits, but also our life expectancies. If before the European applicants thought of the Spanish real estate market as an investment in luxury housing as a second home or place to retire, now more and more are considering buying a property in Spain with the intention of making it their main home .

Another sign that the high-end market has not lost demand is the growing trend in the search for luxury rental housing: clients who have not yet decided to buy due to the lack of certainty about the economic evolution, however, do not give up to the most exclusive properties through leasing.

Other priorities and more telework

One point on which specialists agree is that the high-end market will resist the real estate crisis better than other segments: a relatively reduced supply is joined by a demand that does not usually fall in these scenarios.

And to this is added that in recent months our priorities and the requirements that we ask of a home have evolved. The chalets, villas and properties with outdoor areas, with more space and natural light, have increased, according to experts, in the demand for properties in Valencia.

There is another change in the ways of life that we have experienced in these months with which the high standing market in Valencia has come out winning: more and more national and international buyers are opting for the province as a residence thanks to the location facilities what teleworking entails. Attracted by the climate and the coast, the possibility of working remotely allows us to think of Valencia not only as the place to spend retirement.