THE BALL – Spain decrees a state of emergency for six months (Spain)

The government led by Pedro Sanchez approved on Sunday morning the return of the state of emergency to Spain.

It is expected to have a duration of six months, until April, with a curfew being in effect between 11 pm and 6 am.

The State of Emergency now enacted in Spain will be much “softer” than that of March, and although the decree issued by the Council of Ministers is valid for the next 15 days, it is foreseen the need to extend it at the congress for a over a six-month period.

Other restrictions are foreseen, namely to limit social gatherings.


New electric Fiat 126 Vision, a version of the famous Pole that still circulates in Cuba

He successful car model presented by Fiat in October 1972 and whose version in Cuba is known as “polaquito“It will circulate again soon, but with a futuristic look and electric motorization.

Italian design studio MA-DE came up with a modern proposal based on the Fiat 126, with some features of the Honda e, reported the portal

The new Pole was christened Fiat 126 Vision, and preserves the essence of the successful model presented by the company almost half a century ago, at the Turin Motor Show, as a replacement for the Fiat 500.

New FIAT 126 Vision Electric. Photo: MA-DE Studios

The iconic Fiat 126 revolutionized design in the automotive industry in the 1970s; the current Fiat 126 Vision aims to do the same with a 100 percent electric model.

The co-founder of the Italian design studio MA-DE, Andrea Della Vecchia, says that for the creation of this modern version he was inspired by a famous quote from the motivational speaker Tony Gaskins: “If you don’t build your dream, someone will hire you to help build theirs.”

It is the first automobile design project of the Italian designer, who presents a version of the Fiat 126 that tries to fit into a modern scenario, where vehicles look towards a future without fossil fuel.

New FIAT 126 Vision. Photo: MA-DE Studios

“With this 126 Vision we have decided to preserve, adopting a new interpretation, the contour and some unmistakable stylistic elements”, he stressed.

The new concept has square headlights that resemble the original model, but is actually slightly slimmer to give it a slightly more modern look and take away visual bulk at the front.

It also has radial vents that are integrated into a steel cap that is similar to the original design.

The side turn indicators are back on the side fenders to keep a little more of the 126 intact.

The exterior mirror was redesigned with a straight line that forms the base of the mirror itself, giving it a more modern and refined look.

The 126 Vision concept “preserves the identity of Fiat, rather its soul, while giving it new life so that one day we can see it again on the roads with all the improvements that we now have in our cars.”

In Cuba, some Fiat 126 circulate, but the most widespread model was a variation of this so-called Fiat Polski 126p and that it was baptized by the inhabitants of the country as “Pole”.

Polaquitos (Fiat Polski 126p) in Cuba. Photo: Facebook (Club de Fiat Polski 126p in Cuba)

These cars were produced at the FSM factory in Poland between 1973 and 2000, and the term “Polski” and the letter “p” were added to distinguish them from models made in Italy.

Although many in Cuba retain their original model, others have been modified and readjusted to the new needs of the country.

Polaquito (Fiat Polski 126p) in Cuba. Photo: Facebook (Club de Fiat Polski 126p in Cuba)

Last year a photo of one of these “Poles” circulated, which had been converted into a comfortable and practical truck.

Due to its small size, the “Polaquito” was never to the greatest liking for Cubans, but with the passage of time and thanks to its strength, it was of great help to alleviate the shortage of transportation that for decades has hit the country’s population. .


the SSC Tuatara becomes the fastest commercial car in the world

El ‘hypercar’ Tatuara, from Shelby SuperCars (SSC) it became the fastest car in the world after reaching a speed of more than 500 kilometers per hour.

The American company is at its best after taking its vehicle to 331 miles per hour, about 532.93 km / h in a stretch of just over 11 kilometers in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To reach the impressive average speed of 508.73 km / h, the British driver Oliver Webb got behind the wheel of the Tatuara and reached, in principle, 484.53 km / h, an important but not sufficient figure.

In his second stage, Webb hit the gas all the way and did not stop until he reached 532 kilometers per hour, thus breaking all records in the history of motorsport.

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With the impressive performance of the driver and the incredible car that SSC built, State Route 160, on the stretch that separates Las Vegas and Pahrump, witnessed the feat.

In social networks the video of the moment when Webb managed to take the Tatuara to the maximum has been disseminated.

Despite the amazing speed that the European driver achieved, he himself assured that the car could have gone faster.

Now, the Tatuara, it became the fastest commercial car in the world and with sufficient requirements to ensure that it is not an exclusive prototype to break marks.

For this reason, SSC adhered to the following rules to ensure that it was a production car that broke the record:

1. Driving a production car, just like a normal customer might buy.

2. Cover the same distance twice.

3. Speed ​​is recorded with certified GPS measurement systems

4. The tires are road tires and competition gasoline is not allowed.

The Tatuara, built in the United States, It is a 1,247 kg hypercar powered by a 5.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that produces 1,750 horsepower.

This SSC ‘hypercar’ will be extremely exclusive, it will have just 100 units running around the planet



BOLA – Government asks for European support to fight terrorism (Mozambique)

The Mozambican government has requested support from the European Union, in logistics and specialized training, to reinforce the military response to terrorism in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

A letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to Brussels indicates that the conflict has already caused 800 deaths, 300,000 displaced people, including 52 young people savagely murdered for refusing to move to the side of the terrorists.

It is through this letter, dated 16 September and signed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Verónica Macamo, that Mozambique requests the support of the European community to strengthen the fight against the insurgency in Cabo Delgado.

The request comes after the continental organization has expressed a willingness to assist in responding to the conflict.

«Bearing in mind the need to reinforce the military and security response measures, as well as counter the advance of terrorists and restore public law, order and tranquility in the affected districts, the Government of Mozambique considers support in the area of ​​specialized training important to combat terrorism and insurgency, through multiform support: training; logistics for counter-terrorism forces; medical assistance equipment in combat zones and technical training of personnel. »

The Government also asks for help to implement development programs in areas in conflict, as a way of reducing the vulnerability of the population, mainly young people, to collaborate with terrorists.

«The Mozambican Government considers it important to reinforce the support of international cooperation partners to the programs and projects that are being implemented in the provinces of Cabo Delgado, Niassa and Nampula, under the coordination of the Integrated Development Agency of the North (ADIN). This support could also extend to the Implementation of the SADC regional project, through the establishment of the SADC Humanitarian and Emergency Operations Center in Nacala, in the province of Nampula. »

Mozambique assumes that “in recent times, there has been a concern with the tendency of intensifying and spreading terrorist actions to more districts in the province of Cabo Delgado, totaling 9 districts” and details that “so far, the action of this group has resulted in the the death of about 800 people and the displacement of around 300,000 citizens, including about 52 young people who were savagely murdered for refusing to move to the terrorists. The terrorists kidnapped people, including religious, as happened on August 11, 2020, with Brazilian nuns in Mocímboa da Praia. »

Finally, Mozambique reveals that during attacks on the positions of the Defense and Security Forces, terrorists use children and women as human shields.


Ferrari Omologato, a Ferrari like no other

NEW – A name evoking the GTO, a rear hatch covered with louvers: Maranello’s latest bespoke creation offers a journey of nostalgia.


Even in the choice of appellation, the shadow of the famous Ferrari 250 GTO (O for Omologato) seems to have hovered over the design of the latest bespoke creation from the House of Maranello. From the 812 Superfast from which it borrows the platform and the V12, the Ferrari Omologato has kept only the windshield and headlamps. Everything else is new. This is what the informed European collector, at the origin of the order, wanted.


From the first sketches to the delivery of this unique berlinetta, two years have passed. The 250 GTO clearly inspired this unique berlinetta. The sloping and smooth front hood adopts two gills and a flattened oval grille that refer to those of the GTO of 1962. ‘a light car. The rear scrambles the cards. The louvers covering the large bezel suggest that the engine is installed at the rear. The two double lights of the 812 Superfast are replaced by a single equipment.


The interior treatment takes a trip back to the 1960s. Like those in racing cars and the 250 GTO, the leather and jeans fabric seats are electric blue, while the metal parts of the dashboard and the The arch housing the gearbox knobs mimic the crackle paintwork of sixties GTs.

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BOLA – Germany places Lisbon in high-risk destinations (COVID-19)

Germany has just added the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, and 11 other regions of European countries, to its list of risky destinations, in an update made this Wednesday, using as criteria regions with an infection rate greater than 50 cases of Covid -19 for every 100 thousand inhabitants in the last week.

Following the steps of the past few months, the inclusion of regions on the ‘black list’ follows the recommendation of the German Foreign Minister for citizens of the country to avoid non-essential trips to the identified destinations.

In addition to Lisbon, the updated list now includes top tourist destinations, such as the French regions of Center-Val de Loire, next to Paris, Normandy or Brittany; the capitals of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, and Denmark, Copenhagen; the Dutch province of Utrecht; the Austrian state of Vorarlberg; much of the Czech Republic; and parts of Hungary and Romania.


The collection of André Lurton dispersed

The Artcurial house is auctioning off, on September 27 in Gironde, the civilian and military vehicles of this great Bordeaux figure.

A Fisson 8HP 3 liters “Tonneau” from 1898 estimated between 120,000 and 200,000 euros.
A Fisson 8HP 3 liters “Tonneau” from 1898 estimated between 120,000 and 200,000 euros. Peter Singhof

Sales follow each other but do not resemble each other. Fifteen days after the dispersal of André Trigano’s automobiles, the Motorcars department of Artcurial sells the André Lurton collection. Deceased last year at age 94, this great Bordeaux figure, long president of the Syndicat viticole AOC Entre-Deux-Mers and administrator of the Interprofessional Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB), owner of Château Bonnet, in the heart of Entre-deux-Mers, had built a collection vehicles which certainly had neither the prestige nor the richness of that of Trigano but which recounted his personal journey.

Passionate about mechanics from a young age, André Lurton had for many years assembled vehicles revealing his story, that of his family and that of his wife, Elisabeth Garros. The Simca 6 reminded him of the car from his honeymoon in Chamonix. On the way back, the breakage of a shock absorber had forced them to wait two days on the banks of the Loire for the arrival of

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These are the best-selling car models in Chile so far this year | Economy

During the month of August, and for the second consecutive month, the automotive sector achieved a reactivation of your sales compared to the months of April, May and June.

In detail, last month the commercialization of 19,037 new units of light and medium vehicles, according to official figures from the Chilean National Automotive Association (ANAC).

In accumulated terms, until the eighth month of the year, the automotive sector had sales of 133,247 new units, with a decrease of 47% compared to the same period in 2019.

Thus, so far this year, there are 10 passenger cars and SUVs that are currently the best sellers so far in 2020.

In the first category, Suzuki, Chevrolet y Kia top the list with their Baleno, Sail and Rio models, respectively.

Even Kia is in the top ten with two other models (Morning and Soluto) as well as Chevrolet (Spark GT and Prisma).

As for SUVs, the brand MG It is the one that has sold one of its models the most so far in 2020 (MG ZS).

It is followed by Toyota (Rav4) and then Nissan with the Kicks and Qashqai models.

10% withdrawal effect and other factors

The recovery of sales during August has various factors that justify it, explained the ANAC.

The first is the progressive deconfinement of certain communes after the implementation of the Government’s Step by Step program since late July.

A second factor, they indicated, “is the effort that brands have made during these months to enhance new business strategies with an emphasis on e-commerce, attractive proposals for consumers and greater safety for their vehicles ”.

As a third factor is identified “The withdrawal of 10% of funds from the AFPs, with which several consumers have decided to invest these funds in the acquisition of a vehicle, mainly as a mobility and work tool, ”said ANAC.

The automotive sector foresees that, if it continues with the progressive deconfinement and resumes the freedom of movement in more communes, the recovery of the automobile market will continue “hand in hand with the gradual return to normality in commerce and the usual operations of consumers”.


THE BALL – Mozambique close to five thousand infected (Mozambique)

The number of infected by Covid-19 in Mozambique continues to increase, being close to reaching 5,000. This Wednesday, 117 more positive cases were announced, bringing the total to 4764, of which 4481 were local and 273 imported.

The city of Maputo, capital of the country, the most affected by the pandemic, 37 more cases were diagonally diagnosed this Wednesday, only surpassed by the province of Zambézia with 42.

Regarding the recovered, another 48 people were considered free of the disease. Mozambique now has a total of 2763 people, who have undergone new tests and have been negative.

The number of deaths remains at 28.


BOLA – IMF has new resident representative for the country (Mozambique)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has just appointed Alexis Meyer-Cirkel to occupy the position of Resident Representative of this international financial institution in Mozambique, with effect from this Wednesday, 9th of September.

Meyer-Cirkel succeeds Ari Aisen, who has run the institution’s office in Maputo for the past four years, counted since September 2016. Of Brazilian nationality, Meyer-Cirkel joined the IMF in August 2010, having performed several functions.
Cirkel worked in several countries, focusing on macroeconomic policy, public debt sustainability and analysis of the external sector.

“Before joining the IMF, Meyer-Cirkel worked in financial markets at Morgan Stanley, European Central Bank, Allianz Research and at the Central Bank of Brazil,” points out a press release sent by the IMF.

According to the statement, Meyer-Cirkel holds a doctorate in economics from the Goethe University in Frankfurt. Germany, has a master’s degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics, England.