salute from the cable-stayed bridge, hovering above the water Assol and space suits

The brightest evening of the country’s graduates ended, which the guys were looking forward to this year. So, as always, the Scarlet Sails Festival 2020 became a beautiful chord of the All-Russian holiday. This year it was both traditional and completely unusual at the same time. We tell you what the Scarlet Sails 2020 surprised.

The main innovation of this year is the change of locationPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Well, firstly, the main innovation is the change of location. For several years in a row, a snow-white brig passes through the water area Not you along the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Hermitage and right under the Palace Bridge. This year, another, no less picturesque place was chosen, with very recognizable sights. Petersburg – stadium “Gazprom-Arena “, Lakhta-center and cable-stayed bridge ZSD.

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country. Photo: Artem KILKIN

Access to all locations was closed due to the difficult epidemic situation both in the city and throughout the country.Photo: Artem KILKIN

The second innovation: live Petersburgers and visitors could not see all this beauty. And all because this year there are special requirements: because of the pandemic, access to the park is closed, it was also impossible to see from the water, since part of the Neva and the Gulf of Finland were blocked. GIMS boats and various services went around the water area and made sure that no one violated the ban. Law enforcement officers were also on duty on land: if they met people in a territory where there should not be anyone, they politely asked to leave the place and go home.

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast Photo: Artyom KILKIN

Everyone was politely asked to leave the coast.Photo: Artem KILKIN

And at home, by the way, everyone would have considered it in the best possible way: there was a live broadcast of a concert and a pyrotechnic show on the Internet and on TV. By the way, on the screen you can see what on the shore would definitely not be accessible to the eye. And all because along the Neva and the Gulf of Finland there were several scenes at once and on each of them there was an action.

The main stage was next to the Gazprom Arena stadium, it was also very unusual – as if soaring in the air, and with it the stars acting on it. Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Александрова.

The hosts of the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria Alexandrova Photo: Oleg GOLD

Leading the holiday were Ivan Urgant and Daria AlexandrovaPhoto: Oleg GOLD

Timur Rodriguez, Vera performed their hits Brezhnev, RASA group, Dima Bilan and Surganova. And there were surprises in the form of a show of pirates and drummers, yes, it is worth noting separately what costumes the artists had – just space ones. Be sure to watch Bilan’s performance if you missed. And also a salute, well, the passage itself of a sailboat!

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworks. Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

The cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was both a platform for light and a launch site for fireworksPhoto: Oleg GOLD

By the way, the pyrotechnic show lasted almost half an hour, hundreds of volleys were launched into the sky, the first cable-stayed bridge of the WHSD was used. It was both a platform for light, and for launching a salute.

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of Finland Photo: Oleg ZOLOTO

But the highlight, of course, was the passage of a snow-white brig with Scarlet Sails along the Gulf of FinlandPhoto: Oleg GOLD

And at the end of the extravaganza, the romantic Assol soared above the water to meet her dream. By the way, this year the holiday was dedicated to the author of the fairy tale about Scarlet Sails Alexander Green – marks 140 years since his birthday.

If you missed the broadcast live, there is an opportunity to watch the best moments of the show.

Graduation Scarlet Sails in St. Petersburg ended with a grandiose salute.Alena CHICHIGINA


IVF quarantined? Cameron Diaz decided on a second child

A year ago, a Hollywood star could not even dream of an heir, as she is already preparing for the next “birth”.

For many years, Cameron Diaz’s personal life left much to be desired: a series of failed novels and unsuccessful attempts to become pregnant. Everything changed in May 2014, when it became known about the relationship with Benji Madden: the couple legalized the relationship, and already in 2019, Cameron had a daughter, Reddix. Apparently, the bright streak in the life of the actress continues, because Diaz has already decided on her second child. IVF quarantined?

The close environment of the actress confirmed the preparation of the star family for the birth of the heir. It is noteworthy that earlier the actress could not get pregnant, because of which even the birth of the Reddix was rumored to be associated with the artificial insemination procedure.

It is possible that this time the actress decided to resort to IVF, and the recent statement about the soon return of Diaz to the cinema only fuels speculation. Moreover, by comparing the terms, Diaz supposedly had to become pregnant just four months after the birth of her daughter, which is hardly possible at 47 years old. Obviously, self-isolation will only play into the hands of the Hollywood actress, because it is much easier to hide surrogacy during quarantine than under the constant eye of the paparazzi. Whatever it was, and the completion of the Diaz and Madden family is a great happiness, you can only wish star parents and the baby a family idyll.


An Egyptian dream of almost 4,000 years

Some 3,600 years has passed by resting in his coffin the mummy of a teenage girl of about 15 or 16 years found on the hill of Dra Abu el-Naga, in Luxor, the ancient Egyptian Thebes, by the archaeologists of the Djehuty Project, led by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) and coordinated by José Manuel Galán. The young woman, 1.59 meters tall, rested on her right side in an anthropomorphic sarcophagus from the 17th dynasty of Ancient Egypt. He had a great trousseau: two earrings, two rings, and four necklaces that he saved from the looting. “The wealth of the trousseau is surprising for such a young person and with a relatively modest coffin,” says Galán.

The coffin, made of white painted wood, was found a few meters from the entrance courtyard to the tomb-chapel of Djehuty, supervisor of the Treasury and craftsmanship of Queen Hatshepsut, next to a small adobe chapel from the year 1600. before our era. The discovery occurred between January and February, during the 19th campaign of this archaeological mission. Carved from a single sycamore trunk, the coffin measures 1.75 high by 0.33 wide and it was abandoned on the ground by grave robbers in ancient times.

An x-ray revealed that the mummy wore two earrings on the left ear and two bone rings and one of blue glass. On the chest, in a small heap, four long necklaces, two of faience beads, an artisan ceramic, and glasses of different shades of blue. A third combina faience beads with green glass beads. “The room, made up of 74 pieces of amethyst, carnelian and other semi-precious stones, is the most elaborate and valuable,” says Galán. That necklace includes an amber falcon, the god Horus, flanked by two scarabs, dung beetle-shaped amulets.

At least three were buried in the necropolis where the mummy was found. kings of the seventeenth dynasty, to some of their families and courtiers residing in Thebes. “At the site, a dozen coffins have been found left on the ground without any protection, which is unusual, and the percentage of child and female burials is also higher than in other parts of the necropolis,” says Galán.

His team also found a small clay coffin, 22 by 15 centimeters, with a wooden human figurine -shabti- inside wrapped in four linen bandages. An inscription in hieratic script identifies the owner as ‘El Osiris, Djehuty’ “Djehuty, a popular name 3,600 years ago” explains Galán, who places the dating around 1600 BC. C. “more than a hundred years before the existence of the character that gives the project its name and who had it buried in a large tomb not far from the place where the small coffin was found.”

Necropolis of Thebes

The Djehuty Project its objective is the excavation, restoration and publication of an area of ​​the necropolis of ancient Thebes. The initiative takes its name from Djehuty, an official of Queen Hatshepsut, one of the few women who served as pharaoh in ancient Egypt and whose reign lasted for 22 years in the 18th dynasty, around 1470 BC. C. The archaeological and restoration works also focus on the neighboring Hery’s tomb, dated around 50 years earlier.

The nearly twenty excavation campaigns carried out by Galán and his team have given numerous fruits, such as the discovery of the Iqer coffin (around 2000 BC), buried with its bows, arrows and batons; Neb’s winged coffin (1600 BC), Djehuty’s own burial chamber, entirely decorated with passages from the Book of the Dead (1470 BC); the so-called Table of the Apprentice, a school blackboard from the same period used to learn to handle the brush writing and drawing; or the fifty bouquets of flowers from the year 1000 a. C.

In his last campaign, the archaeological mission installed moon replica of a funeral garden discovered in 2017 at the entrance of a great tomb from the year 2000 a. C. and that preserved plant remains from 4,000 years ago. It is the only funerary garden of this type well preserved and documented to date. The funding from the American Research Center in Egypt (ARCE-USAID) allowed to order an exact replica of the garden made in Madrid, by the company Factum Arte, moved to Egypt and mounted on the rigid structure that covered and protected the original garden.


Omar Saho’s German Dream

Except for Belarus, Nicaragua and a few other countries, the world of sports has completely stopped as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the state, more than a month there have been no competitions of any kind whilst clubs are awaiting decisions made by the relevant federations. In football, the open war between Javier Tebas (LaLliga) and Luis Rubiales (Federación), with the AFE in the middle, draws almost every day a different chapter from a serial whose end is not seen. Some clubs like the Real Sociedad or the Fuenlabrada were in favor of starting training to prepare for the return to the competition but the Government prevented them. In Italy, meanwhile, the Federation is confident that the League can be resumed by the end of May, while in Germany Bundesliga clubs have begun their return to work with sessions in small groups. Bayern, Wolfsburg, Leipzig, Eintracht or Schalke 04, among others, are some of the clubs that already sound. The rest of the categories, however, are still stuck and with the players working at home. This is the case of Omar Saho, a 19-year-old Lloret player who plays in the Third Division’s Schalke branch, and is confident that the problem will soon be resolved to continue a dream that began six years ago.

From his apartment in Gelsernkirchen, Saho is in touch with family and friends of Lloret to find out how the pandemic is in Lloret. “It’s a little bit different here, smoother, because we can go out for a run and do some street sports,” he says. This jungle story goes back to summer 2013 when a family friend, Lilian, offered him a test at the Deutsche Football Boarding School in Munich and was chosen the best player of the tournament. He was not yet 14 years old and he enjoyed playing in the white-and-blue AE of Lloret, first in the network of football schools of the Espanyol (XEF) and later already as a federation. “I had fun playing and I didn’t plan to go far. I just wanted to enjoy it. ” Everything would change, however, after a few months, when the DFI called for a new recruitment process this summer. Saho went to Germany two days and was again voted best player of the tournament. “I was awarded a scholarship to live, study and train there. I had to decide whether to go to another country, with an unknown language and only 14 years old. ”

Saho said yes. He threw himself on the heads. “I thought: one day or another I will have to leave home, because I do it now”, admits the Lloret, who recalls that “without the scholarship it would have been impossible because the boarding school is expensive and expensive”. Everything was going well, but regulations prevented him from competing federally until he was 16. “I spent almost three years just training and playing friendly. It was a little harsh, “he acknowledges. From 16, however, Saho’s trajectory changed. He signed for Greuther and started playing for the Under-17 team. “It was difficult because I had not competed for a long time. That is why afterwards I had to step back. ” The following season took him to Würzburg, already in the U19 league, in his junior year. It was a good course. “There were Eintracht viewers who followed me and at the end of the league they tested me. Everything went well and I signed a contract with the under-19 team, which played in the highest category. ” The jungle, which can be both extreme and lateral, burned stages at a good pace. “The jump to the Eintracht first team from under-19 was difficult because there was no affiliate,” he says. The good performance and seeing that it had no place in the Eintracht, last summer accepted an interesting proposal from Schalke 04 to join the subsidiary. At Gelsernkirchen he is comfortable, for the moment, not having the desired role in the form of minutes. “I played quite a few games but I didn’t have the minutes that I expected.” However, Saho has had the opportunity to train with the first team at some point and even make a debut in a friendly match. “It was very nice, a different and spectacular feeling to play with Omar Mascarell – with whom I get along very well – Serdar, Raman or Kabak. They are going at a different pace. ”

Behind the Bundesliga dream

The first team still see it far, although it is a milestone that they want to achieve in the medium term. “My goal next year is to be a holder of the subsidiary. I play as many minutes as possible and try to have some opportunity to train myself in the first team, “says Saho.

Lloret, meanwhile, sees the first team returning to work, while the affiliate category could be suspended permanently by the Federation. From his flat, however, he follows the physical and nutrition instructions that the Schalke 04 technicians have put in order. “I am disciplined and I have a clear vision. I’m on the right track, “he recalls, making it clear that he is in Gelsernkirchen. “I’ve left a lot behind, friends, family and my hometown so I can fulfill a dream. I want to be professional and reach as high as possible. I’m one step away and I’m totally focused on it. “


Why does the coronavirus pandemic affect sleep? 9 tips you can put into practice | News from El Salvador

Having an exercise routine is one of the experts’ recommendations to achieve a restful sleep in times of crisis.

COVID-19 has generated confusion and uncertainty in the world, many experts have alerted to the increase in negative emotional states such as anxiety, worry and fear in these moments in which the world is plunged into a health crisis for which, possibly, no Global governance system was ready.

The greatest reflection of what is mentioned can be seen in the United States, the greatest power in the world now becomes the country with the highest number of coronavirus infections (592,743) and thousands of deaths (24,737), while in Latin America cases are on the rise. non stop.

Half of the world population has been confined to their homes in quarantines required to prevent infections, while reports of the progress of the COVID-19 and the social and economic affections that it leaves behind.

Against this background, the World Health Organization has warned about the risks to people’s mental health. High levels of stress and anxiety as well as sleep disorders can be reflected in the population whose lifestyle has been differentiated and have had to adapt their activities to confinement.

Almost two million people have been infected with COVID-19 and 124,544 have died globally.

“In emergent situations like the one we are currently experiencing, it is normal to feel threatened, in addition to a number of negative emotions, most people are in a state that in somnology is called” hypervigilance “, so good sleep , which must be of adequate quantity and quality, in the confinement it is affected by the alteration of our internal natural clock and secondarily by the alteration of the sleep pressure “, says the Salvadoran Social Security Institute (ISSS) through the portal of Primary Health Care.

During periods of crisis or calamity (earthquakes, epidemics, wars) most people are able to control their behavior and cushion the impact of these on sleep, points out the ISSS mental health unit, an institution that suggests practicing some measures in order to lessen the impact of this emergency and have a restful sleep.

SPECIAL: Coronavirus, El Salvador against the pandemic

Nine measures to fall asleep in times of crisis

one. Establish a regular bedtime and wake rhythm to keep sleep pressure in balance

two. Exposing yourself to natural light, especially in the morning, take the opportunity to go out to the balcony, terrace or garden and keep the curtains open. During the night the dim light stimulates to better fall asleep.

3. Redirect thoughts and emotions. In a threatening situation it is natural to feel angry and irritated, use these emotions to turn them into positive actions. You can write your thoughts or create stories, among others.

Four. Physical activity, self-care, time for yourself. Physical exercise in the afternoon will help to fall asleep, an aerobics routine will help to feel a sense of gratification and well-being that will facilitate sleep.

5. Restrict time in bed, avoid eating or watching TV in bed, if possible do not go to the bedroom until it is time to rest. It is not recommended to sit especially if you are not used to it on normal days.

6. Maintain a routine before sleeping, this will allow you to condition the brain that it is time to go to rest.

7. Go to bed until you feel sleepy

8. Avoid or minimize drinks like coffee, black tea, energizers, or sodas.

9. Disconnecting from the screens, the light from electronic devices block the secretion of melatonin, a hormone necessary to trigger all the physiological processes of sleep, says the ISSS. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine these should be turned off 30 minutes before sleeping.

YOU CAN ALSO READ: Mental health in a time of pandemic


Will the European dream break the coronavirus crisis?

In his inauguration as President of the European Parliament, David María Sassoli recalled that “the EU is not an accident in history”.

And he added: “… and we are the children and grandchildren of those who found the antidote to the nationalist degeneration that poisoned our past.”

A little more than six months later, Sassoli could continue to maintain, perhaps, both statements. But, after the fiasco of the European Council last March, I think that his speech would adopt a much more aggressive tone. Above all, to criticize the nationalist positions that have resurfaced in the EU as a result of COVID-19 and the clear division that exists, in addition to its ineffectiveness.

Disaffection towards the EU grows

In recent years, the detachment of citizens from many EU countries towards the Union (including Spain) has grown. Or, towards ‘Brussels’, if we want to simplify it. The data is clear: confidence and accession to the EU have fallen, on average, below 50% and in the last decade the question “What is the EU good for when we have problems?” it arises more and more frequently.

The reasons for this shift are essentially attributed to the positions adopted by the Commission and the European Council during the financial crisis, the increase in inequalities that has occurred in various countries, the inability to combine positions on migration and, without exhausting the list, to the recent debates on the new European budget 2021-27. In the countries of the South, support for the EU has clearly fallen, and where it has not, is, above all, in the nations that benefit the most from the free trade offered by the Community, such as the Netherlands, Denmark, Finland and Germany itself. . They only defend their interests.

Thomas Händel, chairman of the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs committee, recently noted that “we need to disprove the belief that an economic and monetary union can function and survive without a political union.” However, when the presidents of the governments meet, discrepancies arise that delay any joint agreement, as happened in the case of immigrants, or now with the Covid-19.

Northern Europe and some central countries (Austria) deny their solidarity. Some even allow themselves to insult the countries of the south, as the Dutch president did and has done again. And others focus their objective on reducing the Community Budget, which barely exceeds 1% of total European GDP!, By cutting aid to agriculture and cohesion policies.

Concrete achievements and solidarity, bases for European construction

It is not reassuring to see that Euroscepticism grows led by populist politicians and fueled by the discontent of the middle classes and the poorest. How many ‘Brexit’ can drive these attitudes if there is no change?

Robert Schuman, one of the founding fathers of the European Communities, underlined in one of his speeches: ‘Europe will not be done at once, nor in a joint work. It will be done thanks to concrete achievements that generate, in the first place, de facto solidarity ».

More than 60 years later, that ‘solidarity’ is in the EU storage room. It cracked seriously during the last crisis. The role played by the EU and austerity policies have been the best breeding ground for nationalisms to reemerge strongly.

Now, with COVID-19, the situation can be further aggravated, not only from the health point of view and the ‘save yourself who can’ in obtaining medical supplies, but due to the immediate increase in unemployment and economic prospects that can overcome clearly to the previous crisis.

Given this, the lack of support for the countries most affected by the epidemic, the refusal to consider the Eurobonds proposal, has given a twist to the pre-existing disaffection and, worse still, may boost the search for national solutions to the demand for solidarity that Schuman, Monnet, Adenauer and De Gasperi proclaimed.

An insufficient step, although in the right direction

The President of the Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has finally promoted a measure that marks a possible change, if others accompany it. This is the approval of a € 100 billion fund to strengthen community unemployment insurance in countries where unemployment is growing the most. The number is small (we are 27 countries!), But perhaps it can be increased. Although there is still a need for the EU countries (all of them!) To grant a guarantee of more than 25% so that the Commission can raise financing for this fund on an international scale.

Furthermore, this week the Eurogroup will debate and may approve new measures. These include specifying the credit line provided through the ESM (the rescue fund created in 2012) and the participation of the European Investment Bank (EIB) in a credit support plan of around 40,000 or 50,000 million euros to finance high risk operations. All this pending the European Council endorses it.

If this happens, we would begin to see that, in Brussels, but above all by the most reluctant countries, they begin to react with more energy and that the principle of solidarity will help reduce disaffection towards the Community (“Why do we want The EU?”). In any case, I think that, unfortunately, the risk of the EU breaking down is quite real. In fact, there is already more than just symptoms.

This article has been published in The Conversation.


Tanya Tagaq, under the Inuit midnight sun

It’s a form of alien deliverance in our latitudes: the frenzied intoxication of winter arctic confined people when spring comes. “The smells released by the spring thaw raise in us a furious need for movement. The air is so clean that you can smell the difference between smooth and jagged stone. Smell the water flowing over the clay. ” The author, like her narrator, is Inuit, originally from Ikaluktutiak, Nunavut. The first two chapters show two highlights of life in this High Arctic region of the late 1970s. In the first, toddlers hide in a closet, terrified by the cries, blows and laughter of severely alcoholic adults. Second delirium which they sometimes fail to escape. In the second, a swarm of children are rushing outside, on the thawed ponds, under the sun which is no longer setting, and far from their parents. “Who endure the frenzy of our constant agitation”. Especially when winter has come “Long, oppressive”. Violence and fear, energy and sensuality.

Neon outfits

A narrator recounts her youth in part that of the author. But there is nothing linear about this learning story. It is made up of fragments: memories, dreams, lyric poems, visions. The little girl has a tomboy temper. She ventures into tundra walks that can last for hours. She collects lemmings, feeds them carrots on her terrace, and then lets them bury themselves in her long hair spread over the ground. She takes a newt by the tail in the aquarium, she lets it doze on her tongue, mouth open, before putting it back in the water. She trains her group of girlfriends to punish a little too arrogant boy by mowing his clothes. Later, she wears close-fitting, very fluorescent outfits, her hair pulled up in sauerkraut quickly demolished by the wind, the frosted pink gloss; the school closes only from -50. She sniffs butane in disused buildings tasting its psychedelic effects: “Everything is pixelated, muddled and lit up at the same time. The echo becomes my universe and the torpor changes into lightning flashes while the ground undulates in rolling waves. “ We follow the almost natural daily life of an imaginative teenage girl, a bit whimsical. But these adventures alternate with texts in verse, punch, which say the abuse of power by men and rape. “The sternum is the shield / Even hindered / Even when it stifles the face of a little girl / And the springs of the bed creak”. There are many Inuit feminicides. The book is also dedicated “To missing and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, and to residential school survivors.”

Illustration by Jaime Hernandez. Bourgois editions

We can see this novel as a testimony from the inside and a militant act. Tanya Tagaq, famous throat singer who worked with Björk, denounces in this fiction the way the Inuit were forced to lose their way of life, their ancestral knowledge and their language. The Canadian government has sent aboriginal youth to residential schools to assimilate into western culture. “The residential schools kicked Inuktitut out of this city in the name of progress, in the name of decency. […] It hurt me to see Inuktitut slip away. He lives just below my subconscious, like the secrets of the teacher. ” As a teenager, she herself was sent to such an establishment nearly a thousand kilometers from her home. But the tone is absolutely not accusatory. It shows more of the cultural shock through the eyes of a little girl, who mixes both the experience of violence in her community confronted with the loss of culture and meaning, the turmoil of puberty and the search for a spiritual fullness.

Rock water

The first time, she is 11 years old and has fun with six or seven kids in an abandoned house. Suddenly she has the vision of the presence of a creature, which the others do not perceive: “I feel something entering the room from above, in the right corner. I don’t see it but I know it’s there, crystal clear. My real being recognizes this feeling, remembers where it comes from, where it lives. ” It’s only a beginning. The extreme energy of this very punk heroine seems to meet the forgotten life force of a whole world of totem animals and haggard ancestors. It is a deeply intimate and physical contact, under the miraculous light of the northern lights.

Frédérique Roussel

Tanya Tagaq Split Croc Translated from English (Canada) by Sophie Voillot. Illustrations by Jaime Hernandez. Christian Bourgois, 224 pp., 20 € (ebook: 6.49 €).


Ion Aramendi: «Presenting OT is a dream that anyone wants to fulfill»

Ion Aramendi (San Sebastián, 43 years old) has had to park ‘El cazador’ until the situation caused by the coronavirus allows it, but he has not neglected television. The Basque presenter, who had signed up with TVE to present the contest, now leads from his ‘Everyone at Home’ lounge, the format that broadcasts tomorrow at 22:40 hours 1 o’clock and that wastes optimism in hard times.

–How did this new program come about?

–We are all experiencing a dramatic situation, but the vast majority of us are spending time confined at home. What we want is to be an efficient means of connection between those who are living this same experience, to support us, accompany us, and see how we carry it in different parts of Spain. We want to send a message of optimism, that all this is going to happen.

–Did you imagine a few months ago that now you would be presenting a program from your living room?

–Wow! I would not have imagined it from a distance. And not a few weeks ago. They tell me that I’m going to record from home riding the set with my wife, and with my children in the middle, because I can’t tie them anywhere (laughs), and I wouldn’t have believed it. I never thought that we would be in such a situation worldwide.

How are you doing?

–I would say fine. There are some of us who are lucky. I have my wife and my two children with me. I can see them every day and hug them, even if I can’t do it with another part of my family. I feel privileged to be able to live this moment with them. We are a team, and there are no half measures. We are all involved. In times like these, I can’t complain. I’m even being able to do TV, even if it’s from my house, which is what I like the most.

“Do you miss ‘The Hunter’?”

–I really miss ‘The Hunter’. We had already planned a recording, but it had to be delayed due to the situation. It is a format that I think is fantastic, with an incredible team, and I will love to return as soon as normality returns to our lives. I would want to do it for a long time. It is a joy.

–And what other things in life do you miss too?

–I am a social animal, and I miss the contact with people. It is very good that we are aware of how we are, but physical contact is something else. I miss hugging a friend, going outside and having a beer … what everyone longs for. I am neither more nor less special than the rest.

–It is rumored that Roberto Leal will be the presenter of ‘Pasapalabra’ in Antena 3. Would he be seen in ‘Operación Triunfo’?

“I’m not the one who can say that.” I see myself in many things, and I would love to do countless of them. Huge and beautiful formats like ‘OT’ are a dream that any presenter wants to fulfill, but I am not one of those who set goals, far from it. ‘OT’ belongs to Roberto Leal, who is a friend and colleague. He has a huge heart and, whatever he does, I wish him the best of luck in the world. What happens next, I don’t even think about it.

–And is there a format in which not even remotely?

– Nor am I one of those who rejects any type of television. I think that all of us who work in this medium do a spectacular job, be it in information, entertainment, fiction, or whatever. I would see myself in all kinds of formats and with all the love in the world. What I like is to communicate and transmit. All television fascinates me. Any product in it is defensible and super worthy.

– Does that also include some chimes?

–Oysters! For anyone in this environment it is another dream. It is one of the most important moments of the year. It is not that he sees me, but you always think: ‘I wish I did it sometime in my life’. But I also think that I would even feel sorry, because my father likes to spend New Year’s Eve with his children.


Monday poetry: today, “hello madam. Are you having a pleasant stay? ”

It is a minority vein, but very present in French poetry today: some authors strive to give an account of the social reality of work. It is Joseph Ponthus who recounts his experience of the factory in At the line, Fabienne Swiatly who gives voice to women who are said to be invisible: cleaners, cashiers, carers, prostitutes. In Supervision, Sonia Chiambretto reconstructs from the work of a sociologist the entanglement of voices emanating from a large hotel. From the customer (demanding or satisfied) to the employee, including chefs, service providers, elevator music.

From this real material, she creates a hybrid book that is as much a story as a testimony, a play, a poetic accumulation. It shows the bodies at work, the dreams of elsewhere, the ambitions and the competition of the employees of the hotel. Above all, Sonia Chiambretto stages the relationship between precarious people and the owners of their brand: “the group”, written with a capital and spoken with almost religious respect. “Who do I work for?” for the Group. Mimi works for whom? for the Group. Lili works for whom? for the Group. Who designed the Hotel? the group”, poses Dylan, receptionist. “I am not doing a colleague a favor, I am doing a service to the Group”.

Here is an excerpt from a scene from the book.

In the elevator

Music: Jazz with soul and funk tones

Between the 5th and the 9th

BETTY. What is happening ?
PAUL. I was informed of a client in the 18th century: a Mexican girl who had a candle on the carpet.
BETTY. I take newsprint, a hot iron, I’m going.
PAUL. If it doesn’t go away, no problem, we’ll block the room.
BETTY. We’re already over two rooms, Paul.

Between the 9th and the 10th

CINDY. Come on, we’re leaving everything. We leave for the Antilles, we open a beach.

Between the 10th and the 8th

SAMUEL. Have you met the new interns?
Did you know that in the region there was a Japanese hotel school funded by Japanese families who send their Japanese children to train with us?
ALEXANDRA. Ah ?! I thought it was Chinese.

Between the 8th and the 4th

ANA. At one o’clock in the morning, I was still folding the towels. I can tell you I was crying. I was crying because my feet hurt, I couldn’t take it anymore, I was exhausted.
ALEXANDRA. If I were you, I would have punched the table.
ANA. No, no, he’s nice anyway.

Between the 4th and the 8th

ALEXANDRA. Hello Madam. Are you having a pleasant stay?

Between the 8th and the 3rd

ALEXANDRA. Hello sir. Are you having a pleasant stay?

Between the 3rd and the 2nd

ALEXANDRA. Hello Madam Hello sir. Are you having a pleasant stay?

Between the 2nd and the R.d.C.

ALEXANDRA. Hello miss, what’s your little dog’s name? Is he happy with his stay?

Between the R.d.C. and the 18th

ALEXANDRA. Good day madam, sir.

Between the 18th and the R.d.C.

ALEXANDRA. Hello children. Are you having a pleasant stay?

Between the DRC and the 22nd

ALEXANDRA. Goodbye ladies and gentlemen.

Between the 22nd and the 14th

TINA. I said to him, “Your set-up is badly done, you are doing it again. Your topping is not going well, you do it again. The vacuum cleaner didn’t go around the corners, you do it again. “

Between the 14th and the 16th

PAUL. Hello sir. Are you having a pleasant stay?


Sonia Chiambretto, Supervision, ed. L’Arche, 104 pages, 13 euros.

Guillaume Lecaplain


One in 3 Spaniards feels that they have not had a restful sleep




30 percent of the Spanish population wakes up with the feeling of not having a restful sleep or ends the day very tired, according to data from the Spanish Society of Neurology(SEN) published on the occasion of the celebration, today, Friday, March 13, of World Sleep Day.

In fact, it is estimated that more than 4 million people in Spain suffer from some serious and chronic sleep disorder and, although the studies carried out in the Spanish population seem to indicate that the problems of sleep are more frequent in women and the elderly, approximately between 20 and 25 percent of the child population suffers from some type of sleep disorder.

Also, and according to SEN data, between un 20 and 48 percent of the Spanish adult population suffers, at some point in their life, difficulty initiating or maintaining sleep. However, despite these figures, the organization has warned that more two thirds of people with sleep problems do not seek professional help.

“There are many types of sleep disorders, but insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, NREM parasomnias or disorders of the circadian rhythm, are the most common among the Spanish population “, explained the coordinator of the SEN Waking and Sleep Disorders Study Group, Carles Gaig.

Insomnia, restless legs syndrome, sleep apnea-hypopnea syndrome, narcolepsy, idiopathic hypersomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, NREM parasomnias or circadian rhythm disorders are the most common among the population. Spanish

In this sense, the expert has commented that some disorders are “very prevalent” “since, as he has insisted, the insomnia can affect up to 30 percent of the population, as well as there are many cases of serious pathologies, given that at least 10 percent of the population suffers from them chronic and severe.

For all these reasons, Gaig recalled that there are “numerous” studies that have shown that quality sleep is essential for good health. Specifically, adequate sleep has been shown to improve mental and body performance, reduces the risk of occupational and traffic accidents, Y protects the brain since, during sleep, brain function is restored in aspects such as learning, memory or mood.

“Conversely, sleep disorders can alter people’s immune systems or damage brain structures. Chronic partial sleep deprivation also causes dcognitive deficits, favors weight gain and obesityas well as the arterial hypertension and produces an increase in the incidence of disorders, mainly those related to vascular risk, which in turn are closely related to neurological diseases such as stroke or Alzheimer’s, “added Gaig.

Neurological patients

On the other hand, lack of sleep also influences the quality of life of the sick neurological. In fact, various studies presented at the last Annual Meeting of the Spanish Society of Neurology have shown how sleep disorders can be a factor migraine chronicler or how the quality of night sleep is greatly affected in patients with episodic migraine.

And is that, approximately 70 percent of patients with episodic migraine He considers that he sleeps poorly at night and, in addition, 20 percent and 30 percent, respectively, consider that their sleep is not very restful and that this conditions them a worse daily performance.

Sleep disorders are also frequent in lto multiple sclerosis, since sleep pathology can be three times more frequent in patients with demyelinating diseases, there is a relationship between sleep disorders, quality of life and fatigue.

So, at the SEN Annual Meeting Another article was presented that indicated that more than 65 percent from the patients with sclerosis multiple presented sleep disturbance and that for more than 34% this involved a very severe burden of non-motor symptoms.

Sleep disorders are also a very frequent comorbidity in patients with epilepsy and can cause inadequate control of it. Similarly, a new study presented at the SEN Annual Meeting showed that more than 67 percent of patients with epilepsy they presented poor quality of sleep and, therefore, considered their quality of life as moderately or severely affected.

On the other hand, other epidemiological investigations have shown that the duration and quality of sleep is related to cognitive decline and biomarker abnormalities of Alzheimer’s disease in a cognitively healthy population.

But also, another publication presented in the SEN Annual Meeting noted that excessive sleep duration in Alzheimer’s patients is associated with poorer cognitive performance and that nap between 30-60 minutes it is associated with less behavioral disturbances and better cognitive performance without worsening the parameters of night sleep.

“In addition to the fact that more and more he points to the bad dream as trigger or risk for certain neurological disorders such as stroke, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s; Poor sleep quality also has complications for patients who already have a neurological disease. And on the other hand, the progression of various neurological diseases, especially neuromuscular, can manifest as worse nighttime sleep. Therefore, we recommend not to trivialize the alterations, “said the expert.