Trump announces the shipment of teams to Spain, Italy and France to alleviate their “big problems”

The president of United States,Donald trump, assured on Monday that the North American country has received supplies from several countries, including China and Russia, to respond to the coronavirus crisis, and that, in turn, it will donate equipment that it “does not need” to Spain, Italy and France, who are going through “big problems”. “China has sent us several things, which has been great. Russia has sent us a very, very large plane loaded with things, medical equipment that is very good, “said Trump.” Other countries have sent us things that have surprised me a lot, “added the president during a press conference in the White House.

Trump has defended thecapacity of America’s healthcare system and industriesto respond to the emergency, assuming that the country has enough key equipment such as fans. Thus, he has promised to “send things” to “other parts”.

Trump, who spoke with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, has explained that the United States will send supplies valued at $ 100 million to the transalpine country. “We will send to France. We will send to Spain, they have big problems, and other countries as far as we can, “he explained.

Rule out total confinement

On the other hand, Trump has indicated that his Administration has considered the possibility of decreeing confinement throughout the country as some states have done, including New York, but he has ruled it out specifying that“It is quite unlikely at the moment”.

“If we do that, we will make it known, but it ispretty unlikely right now“He has indicated, also referring to the fact that a national confinement would be something” difficult “to enforce. However, he has affirmed that it will allow the governors of the states that do want to establish confinements to carry them out.

On the other hand, the US president has announced thatmore than a million tests have been performed in the United Statesto diagnose Covid-19. “This Monday we have reached a historic milestone in our war on coronavirus. More than a million Americans have been tested, more than any other country by far,” he said.

Trump on Sunday extended social distancing measures in the United States to try to reduce the number of coronavirus infections until April 30. In this sense, the US president has insisted that the next 30 days are “vital” to flatten the contagion curve. “Each of us has a role to play to win this war. Every citizen, family and business can make a difference by stopping the virus, “said Trump, who considered that” this is the shared patriotic duty “of the Americans.” Difficult times are ahead for the next 30 days, “he warned.

The United States recorded a total of 502 deaths Monday, the highest number reached in a day since the outbreak broke out in the United States. The death toll almost reaches 3,000, while those affected exceed 161,000, the country with the highest number of infected.


Soup of Goat moves the first concert of the tour “The Great Wave” to May 28 in Barcelona

The move to prevent coronavirus contagion, which limits the number of shows to less than 1,000, has also affected the music world. Sopa de Cabra and the Cruïlla Festival announced yesterday that the concert by the Girona group scheduled for today in Barcelona, ​​and which opened the presentation tour of the album The Great Wave, will finally be held on May 28 in the Poble Espanyol. Tickets purchased for this concert will be valid for the new date. In view of the uncertainty generated by the current situation, the Puerto Rican singer Chayanne has also postponed the concert he was planning to hold at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on April 18.

The launch of the Strenes festival, which has the traditional inaugural concert from the Girona tourist office for next Saturday, March 28, is on the air for now. Also for that weekend is scheduled one of the highlights of the Black Music Festival, with a performance, on Sunday, 29, by The Cat Empire from Australia in the room La Mirona in Salt. At the moment, the festival has postponed all the scheduled events until the 27th.

The Friends of the Arts also announced that they would delay the release of their long-awaited new studio album. The album, entitled The Sign You Waited for, was due for release on Friday, March 20. “We will keep an eye on the evolution of events and announce the release date of the new album as soon as the situation normalizes,” the group announced in a brief statement.


Barin and Vietnam Grand Prix suspended due to coronavirus

TheFormula 1has announced this Friday the suspension of theBahrain and Vietnam Grand Prix, next calendar appointments, and has shown its hope to start the championship “at the end of May”, which would also mean canceling the races in the Netherlands (May 3) and Spain (May 10) and would set Montecarlo as a possible premiere (May 24) ), although this is still in the air.

“Formula 1 and the FIA ​​will continue to work closely with the Barein and Vietnam race promoters and local health authorities to monitor the situation and will take the appropriate time to study the feasibility of possible alternative dates for each Grand Prix later this year. year if the situation improves, “F1 announced in a statement.

This announcement assumes that the competition calendar has already canceled its first four appointments, since theChinese GPhad been postponed for weeks andtheAustralian GPit was canceled when there were only a few hours leftto start the engines at Melbourne Park.

Confirmed all these cancellations, Formula 1 and the FIA ​​hope “to start the World Cup in Europeat the end of may“but taking into account” the sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Europe in recent days, “the situation” will be periodically reviewed “and everything is up in the air.

F1 President Chase Carey stressed that “the global situation with COVID-19 is fluid and very difficult to predict,” forcing them to take “time to assess the situation and make the right decisions.”

“We have made these decisions to ensure the safety of everyone involved in Formula 1 and our fans. The Bahrain Grand Prix is ​​an exciting race on our schedule and we look forward to returning there as soon as we can. We are also looking forward to the inaugural race of Vietnam and bring the F1 show to one of the most exciting cities in the world, “he wished.

For his part, the President of the FIAJean TodtHe explained that “the first thing is to protect people” and that all these cancellations were “the only possible decision given the information currently available.”

“We continue to trust the contributions and advice of the World Health Organization (WHO) and governments, and we will work with them during this unpredictable period to protect fans, competitors and the entire motor sport community,” he promised.


The 20 Fitag opens with a large, participatory musical

The International Amateur Theater Festival of Girona, the Fitag, has begun work on the production of its most ambitious and participatory opening work. This year’s edition, the twentieth edition, will be a large-format musical that can be seen at the Teatre Municipal de Girona on August 25.

It will be titled Theresienstadt, and about 20 young actors and actresses singing from Crádula Teatre and Cor Preludi, will be the protagonists, accompanied by representatives of those amateur theater companies in Girona who want it. It is expected that he will eventually gather more than a hundred actors on stage.

The show starts from the moment the prisoners are taken by train to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in Czech Republic and they sing songs that speak of the fact that they are a people of peace and that they will do no harm. But they will be disinfected, dressed in a striped uniform and forced to do cleaning work. Food will be scarce and work will be unbearable. The restlessness (or illusion) about living will make them discover a treasure, the operetta Brundibár, and essays in the concentration camp will distract them from the horror in which they will live. The staging will end when a new, perhaps definitive, voyage to Auschwitz is announced.

The Fitag calls for the participation of the maximum number of theater companies in the Girona region. You can sign up for one representative per group, up to ten, men and women, boys and girls, and of all ages. All interested groups can send an email to, indicating the name of the group and the names and ages of the people who wish to join.

The first meeting scheduled to inform participants is May 8.


Limited units and big discounts: Ebay’s ‘outlet’ in technology, image, home and much more | Showcase

The week of offers on eBay does not stop. This time, it’s time to dive for your outlet where there are thousands and thousands of items with really competitive prices and well-known brands. But, to make it easier for you, from EL PAÍS Showcase We have selected a series of products with forts and discounts in the most important categories such as technology, household items, beauty and personal care, Image and sound, Y much more.

In addition, this time the electronic commerce platform puts at your disposal an additional 10% discount coupon called PRICE10 so that all your purchases are even cheaper. Remember that shipments are free and all references have a two-year warranty, eBay customer guarantee, top brands and up to 30 days of evolution: samsung tablets, Fimas laptops like Apple, food robots Taurus or full batches of PS4 consoles, among many others. Of course, being outletMany of the items have limited units … so be the quickest to get hold of them!


– MacBook i5 laptop in gold color. Thinking of acquiring the laptop that has been waiting for so long in the online basket of your e-commerce? You have a golden opportunity with a more than decisive laptop like the one in the image: this 12-inch MacBook with Retina display and more than 3 million pixels, 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of SSD storage. It has a two-year guarantee. 36% + 10% discount, save 774 euros.

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– HP i7 256GB SSD Laptop. Take on daily tasks with this 15.6-inch screen laptop with HD resolution, a processor that can reach 4 GHz, and an 8 GB RAM memory. Do not worry about the battery life because it has a low consumption function. 13% + 10% discount, save 162.90 euros.

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– 1TB capacity portable hard drive. Problems with the amount of data, files, photos and videos you store on your old PC? There is always a solution to expand capacity without purchasing a new computer. This G-Techonology branded portable hard drive includes a high-speed USB-C port, plug-and-play, and transfer speeds of up to 130 MB / s. Only two units available! 29% + 10% discount, save 31 euros.

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– Samsung TAB S3 tablet in gray. An alternative to riding between laptops and smartpthones. It includes the 0.7 mm S PEN that will allow you to work with it as if it were a pen on paper. Its screen is 9.7 inches with QXGA resolution of 2,048×1,536 pixels and a large 6,000 mAh battery with a range of up to 12 hours of playback. Its connector is fast charging. Only one unit left! 35% + 10% discount, save 232.30 euros.

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Home and personal care

– Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner V7 Motorhead Origin. One of the star models of the British brand of vacuum cleaners with more than 230 units sold on the eBay platform. This V7 Origin has a permanent washable filter and its charging system barely exceeds three hours. It has a suction power of 100 watts and a autonomy of 30 minutes without memory effect. A vacuum cleaner that can also be converted into a handheld machine to reach the most inaccessible corners of the house or car. 25.75 + 10% discount, save 99.20 euros.

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– Taurus Mycook One food processor in white. Tired of doing all the elaborations in the kitchen by yourself? Team up with an optimal-performance kitchen robot that will serve as a kitchen pin between the stoves. This model of the Taurus brand has a 2-liter steamer and a power of 1,600 watts. It has an integrated scale, 10 speeds and a turbo function to give the perfect texture to your ingredients. 24% + 10% discount, save 141.20 euros.

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– HP Envy Photo 6220 Multifunction Printer. Print photos you want for free for a year with HP Instant Ink functionality. This option is available with the purchase of a printer like the one in the image. It offers a resolution of up to 4,800×1,200 dpi in color with a speed of 8 pages per minute. The product has Wi-Fi connectivity and you only have to download the HP ePrint or Apple AirPrint app to your smartphone or tablet to send documents and photos instantly. With it you can copy, scan and print without problems. 20% + 10% discount, save 27.72 euros.

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– Braun Series 7 shaver in silver. Get the best you can with this Braun 7 Series razor. To achieve this, it has an intelligent sonic technology with 10,000 microvibrations per minute to analyze each part of the face adapting to the density of the beard. It also incorporates up to five shaving modalities, from delicate or smooth to turbo mode. The product incorporates a travel case to protect it properly. 39% + 10% discount, save 115.55 euros.

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– Braun Silk-épil 9 9-561. We tried it very recently in EL PAÍS Showcase and it was recommended by our expert among the best cheap epilators from recognized brands. This model, which can be used both dry and wet, offers up to 50 minutes of autonomy and is suitable for the leg area, intimate areas and the bikini line. During use, it provides a built-in high-frequency massage system that uses vibrations and pulsations on the skin. It has two speeds of use and includes six different accessories. Only three units left! 37% + 10% discount, save 66 euros.

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– HP Portable Photo Printer with Case and LED Light Strips. Enjoy the Easter holidays to immortalize the best moments: whether with family, friends or as a couple. Thanks to its mini size, this HP model (the Sprocket New Edition) You can carry it in any pocket, bag or backpack. You just have to pair your smartphone via Bluetooth with the printer and print instantly, also from social networks! The lot is completed with a gray cover and a strip of LED lights to hang your snapshots. Available in pearl color. 41% + 10% discount, save 79.90 euros.

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– Fujifilm Instax Square SQ6 retro instant camera. Another alternative to have the best photos in a jiffy is to get an instant camera like the one in the image. Available in pearl white, the machine prints in a 1: 1 square format and thus forget to frame vertically or horizontally. It has the function of automatic exposure control, macro mode (capture images at a distance of between 30 and 50 cm) or double exposure mode: to take two images in the same snapshot. It also has a selfie mode and three color filters. And for a little more money (10.57 euros), you can take a lot of eight style frames vintage to show your favorite photos. 28% + 10% discount, save 50 euros.

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1 TB capacity PS4 Slim console with annual subscription and video game included. For lovers of this type of video game console, it is a worthwhile opportunity. With a more stylized design, this model is the last one that the Japanese brand launched on the market. In addition to playing, enjoy the best Blu-Ray movies, streaming television series and a permanent update with news from the PlayStation Network. The product comes with a full subscription to PlayStation Plus and all its online service for 12 months, and the video game Melbits World. 6% + 10% discount, save 47.90 euros.

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“The Big Wave” by Sopa de Cabra is the third best-selling album in Spain

The new work of Goat Soup, The big wave, has entered directly as number 3 in the list of best selling albums in Spain. In addition, the band’s new work has also become the second best-selling album in all FNACs in Spain.

Sopa de Cabra released its tenth album with Promo Arts Music Records on February 28 and since then it has added more than 700,000 streamings on digital platforms.

The live disc presentation was scheduled for this Saturday at the Poble Espanyol in Barcelona, ​​as part of the Cruïlla de Primavera festival, but was suspended due to measures related to the Covid-19 epidemic.


The network compared LADA Vesta SW Cross and KIA Soul

The opinions of users are divided.

Domestic motorists on the network compared the station wagons LADA Vesta SW Cross and KIA Soul. It all started with the fact that one user wrote on the forum how he tested both cars on a test drive and expressed his opinion about them. For starters, he compared the specifications of the models and the price.

For LADA Vesta SW Cross with a 122-horsepower engine and a manual gearbox, dealers are asking for 800 thousand rubles. The cost of KIA Soul with an “automatic” with a 123-horsepower engine is one million rubles. Both wagons liked the motorist, but he was outraged by the high price.

Among the advantages of the LADA Vesta SW Cross there is an increased wheelbase, a large trunk and a higher clearance than the KIA Soul. The “Korean” advantages include a large interior, a more powerful engine and an extended warranty period (5 years or 150,000 km, Vesta has 3 years and 100,000 km).

The downside of KIA Soul, according to the user, is its “dubious appearance.” The author asked commentators to express their opinion on the models. It is noteworthy that most preferred a foreign car and believe that it is better to choose the “Korean” between KIA Soul and LADA Vesta SW Cross.

So, one of the users complained about the warranty service of LADA: “You will be tormented with a dealer butting proving that this is a warranty case.”

Another motorist wrote that he would choose KIA Soul, because it will then be easier to sell. Another user wrote that “VAZ is a lifelong vaccination against stupidity” – you just need to buy it by contacting AvtoVAZ, and a quiet life will come to an end.


Minor contracts, the trap of big cities to bypass controls

In Spain there are six major municipalities, the most powerful a priori, which exceed the half a million habitbefore. They are those that serve as reference … for the good and also the bad. But Court of Accounts (TCu) reproaches them in one of their latest control reports that abuse the use of so-called minor contracts, which is usually identified as «Risk area» by “not legally requiring the promotion of a minimum competitive attendance – state auditors warn – and substantially reducing their procedures”, including prior inspection.

Barcelona, ​​Madrid, Malaga, Seville, Valencia and Zaragoza they are, according to the INE, the consistories of that municipal podium. And in them the number of minor contracts represents, on average, 87.3% of the total agreements signed, oscillating between 77.8% in the capital city and 96.8% in the main Levantine city. However, its weight with respect to the total budget of the award item is obviously smaller: 18.4% on average.

But what kind of documents are we talking about? Until the approval of the new Public Sector Contract Law, the contracts for works less than 50,000 euros or other services below 18,000. After the entry into force of said regulations in March 2018 (the TCu report refers to an earlier period), those caps have been reduced to 40,000 and 15,000 euros, respectively, although the autonomous communities could impose more restrictive limits. Likewise, this type of agreement cannot last more than one year, nor be extended.

And although in four of the six consistories analyzed (Madrid, Malaga, Seville and Zaragoza) the internal regulations favored that risks could be reduced by abusing this type of agreement, the Court of Auditors has set off the alarm about its use. And it is that “in all” the large municipalities have detected minor contracts through which «The development of actions has been awarded separately» which, in fact, were “necessary, repeated and predictable”, that is, just those that the regulations state should be awarded through ordinary agreements.

The same applies to “the realization of benefits of a similar nature that could respond to a single purpose”, another of the almost recurrent uses that large municipalities give to minor contracts and, however, the law indicates that they should be included in agreements of greater size and, therefore, with an important previous control. Especially when, as technicians have detected, its award “has sometimes fallen to the same contractor”, extreme that could be disguised by resorting to the distribution of works or services in smaller agreements.

«Avoid your advertising»

After all, as the Court of Auditors points out in its report, “on some occasions” the «Fractionation of benefits (contractual) sought to circumvent the advertising requirements and related to the legally applicable adjudication procedure ”, that is, it suggests that in such cases they would have practically skipped the law to hide information from certain agreements. And he makes that statement after having analyzed “the identity of the object” of these minor contracts, of “the proposing administrative unit” and also of the successful bidder.

The town halls of Barcelona -fundamentally-, Malaga and Valencia are the ones that appear most in that negative aspect. Already in general, state auditors also criticize that, despite including minor contracts in their transparency portals, the large consistories “did not include all the data required by legal regulations.” In addition, they detect “significant deficiencies in the internal systems of registration of contractual activity”.

For a year now, the new Independent Office for Regulation and Supervision of Contracts obliges the public administrations of the State to request, at least, three offers before awarding a minor contract. Even so, picaresque is abused: almost 10% of these agreements range between 14,900 and 14,999 euros to avoid greater control.

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Fame is great for María José Llergo

The emerging María José Llergo (compared to the first Rosalia and cover of the magazine Rock De Lux this March) began fearful, and even trembling (She acknowledged being very nervous), but ended up happy and happy (what an illusion, she said) because the audience (about 200 souls at 25 euros the entrance) who came to see her in the large auditorium of the Barakaldo Theater In the fourth of the six sessions of the 24th Friday, Flamencos applauded everything, everything. “Thank you for your love.” And so much, because it was a bad concert in two parts, the first very bad duo. The girl has a beautiful voice, but she doesn’t know how to mold her, she doesn’t sing well. Or maybe he had a bad night because her nerves were repaired. But it doesn’t seem …

The evening started with 10 minutes of delay and lasted 88 minutes for 15 pieces. There were two parts: the first duet with guitarist Marc López (photos were only allowed in the first three pieces, in duet, that is, to project a more traditional image?) And the second part in trio with the support of synthesizers and keyboards by Carlos Rivera, aka Lost Twin, producer of the album he came to present, entitled ‘Healing’ and edited by the multinational Sony (you can hear it on Spotify).

The first part, of 40 minutes for 6 songs in duet, there was nowhere to catch it. She and the guitarist looked like students in an exam, or even in a domestic rehearsal. In fact, it gave the feeling that María José, born in Pozoblanco, Córdoba, 25-26 years ago, moved to Barcelona to make the leap and now installed in Madrid, marked the compass with her hands. Tremulous and shy as a suggestive and beginner Soleá Morente (not Estrella) started with the granains of ‘If I really love you’ (‘what a sweet voice’, said the music lover Iñaki Gallardo at the end of them) and then adapted the militia ‘Song of soldier’ ​​by Chicho Fernández Ferlosio flat, fragile and hesitant (and the profane audience applauded it exaggeratedly, perhaps for the lyrics).

Before the tangos he asked Pau (his sound technician) to reverb for the guitar and when he sang them he ran out of air, without art and without compass (“I’m a little nervous,” he acknowledged at the end of it), and before the fandangos asked Pau to raise his voice and, never seen, the guitarist made him choirs, doubled his voice, and she very loose raised the tone without coming to the story (and also Marc López stayed as in albis and showed his technical shortcomings to the touch; what a disaster!).

Unintelligible vocalization

She said that the bolero ‘Song of the simple things’, which she knows via Chavela Vargas, it served to miss his people and his grandfather when he lived in Barcelona, ​​and he interpreted it with the vocalization of Spanish cinema (that is, unintelligible), before closing the duo ticket with the organic something Chambao ‘Girl of the dunes’, which he composed for his mother and grandmother, “the most important women of my life”, and dedicated it to the women present in the room.

Greetings from the officiating trio: Lost Twin (synths and keyboards), María José (voice) and Marc López (guitar).
Greetings from the officiating trio: Lost Twin (synths and keyboards), María José (voice) and Marc López (guitar). / IÑAKI GALLARDO

The second part, 48 minutes for 9 pieces in a trio (except the second one of the bis, unexpected even for her musicians and given away because she felt unexpectedly at ease), hastened the embarrassment of the pre-recording modernity (so old that trip-hop often emerged), Chambao / Lamari vowels abounded, and used a fake smoke that blurred the stage and smelled in the front rows.

With greater sonic support in the background and the damn smoke, a safer miaja for concealed in the set showed the still very green María José Llergo (‘What is the use of crying?’), Which led to the effect of exoticism (‘I am like gold’) and he sympathized with the migrants who intend to cross the Mare Nostrum (he was also very ovated in his presentation ‘Nana del Mediterráneo’, to India Martínez from afar; here I thought it would be good for María José, who seems to use it on the album.

Unexpected bulerías

The most drinkable, the most presentable, placed it at the end: the very ethnic recitation of ‘The pendulum’, the neo-flamenco to El Niño de Elche from ‘You look at me but you don’t see me’ (“I wrote it to make women in the countryside visible, including my grandmother and my great-grandmother, Maria and Apollonia », and I thought of my mistress, my mistress …), plus the current flamenquito of the tangos that opened the bis (that not of the unexpected bulerías that closed it, again duet with the guitarist, some percussionist songs, boring and so wobbly like the scaffolding that the wind took in the neighborhood of La Paz, not far from the Barakaldo Theater).

Conclusions: María José Llergo has a beautiful timbral voice that doesn’t know how to exploit. And even if she is gypsy, flamenco has or does not have, and does not learn, and she has studied classical, modern and jazz music. He lacks stage security and gives the feeling that he doesn’t believe in everything he sings. He seems to know that the fame that is increasing his name is very great.

Regarding the paragon with the first Rosalia, Cordoba has a better voice but Catalan sang betterr. It is a product more designed for the pop market (cover of Rock De Lux this March, you know) than that of flamenco. When we left, we asked a theater usher how many of the spectators (and spectators, eh?) Who used to play the flamenco cycle on Friday were in the room and immediately replied: “Not one, not one.” Normal…