First phase of international flights will be on September 21

The return of the international flights will be next September 21, as confirmed this Thursday by the Minister of Transportation, Ángela María Orozco, within the framework of the beginning of a new cycle of air connectivity that also involves the start-up of air terminals in intermediate cities.

Even if biosecurity protocols to capitalize on return flights are not definedOrozco pointed out that the Ministry of Health would be publishing them soon. In this sense, the minister announced that the Government will demand as a requirement to enter the country the presentation of a negative PCR test for Covid-19, although the times of its taking are not yet specified.

This requirement is only in force at this time to travel to the island of San Andrés.

It should be noted that PCR tests (polymerase chain reaction) They are those that allow to detect a fragment of genetic material of a pathogen. This test is being used to confirm or rule out cases of patients with Covid-19, but it has also been used to detect other types of infectious diseases.

Additionally, the minister indicated that Additional adjustments are being evaluated in relation to the lines and procedures in Migración Colombia.

Routes. As revealed by the minister, the institution has classified possible countries with air connection into four groups, according to the disposition to materialize the route based on the requirements of the pandemic. In this way, among the countries with the possibility of immediate connection are United States, Brazil, Mexico, United Kingdom, Australia, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Turkey.

In the next category, the countries with the possibility of connection this month oen October, there are Guatemala, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Chile, Uruguay and Venezuela.

Spain, France, the Netherlands, Cuba, Canada, Argentina and Germany are in the third group of countries whose air connectivity is linked to special conditions, while the possibilities with Costa Rica or Paraguay are ruled out, for the moment.

First flight. Even if the first gradual phase would begin on September 21e, the first commercial international flights will leave Cartagena on Friday the 19th to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, “Understanding that this is a city that depends on tourist activity,” said the minister. The low-cost airlines, the American Spirit and the Colombian Viva Air, will be in charge of the operation.

On the other hand, the director of Migration Colombia, Juan Francisco Espinosa, in a meeting with the Montería authorities, he confirmed the interest of the national government in establishing an international air route that connects the capital of the department of Córdoba with Panama City.

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The ‘Zurdo’ López underwent a catheterization and it is studied if they should operate

The former Junior Technician Miguel Ángel López was hospitalized last Monday morning at the Clínica del Caribe, after feeling discomfort and abnormal pressure.

The news was known through social networks, after one of his pupils in the rojiblanco team, former striker Martín Arzuaga, reported his health status through Twitter.

“Let us put in our prayers Professor Miguel Ángel López, who suffered an acute myocardial infarction,” wrote the ‘Toro’.

Until the closing of this edition, no official medical report was known about the state of health of the ‘Zurdo’.

The Argentine, champion with the Sharks in 2004, has been based in Barranquilla for several years.

Francisco Arias, who works as López’s assistant, assures that the 78-year-old veteran helmsman “is stable, calm and in good spirits”, waiting for what the doctors decide.

“Still under observation. They’ve already had a catheterization that resulted in a clogged artery. The possibility of open heart surgery or another type of intervention is being studied, ”Arias told EL HERALDO.

The former technician, according to Arias, remains in constant communication with those closest to him. His relatives in Argentina have already been informed and are aware of his health, like many of Junior’s fans who have a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the star he helped embroider on the shield in 2004.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, a few months ago, ‘El Zurdo’ had sent a message of affection and gratitude to the rojiblanca fans, in the midst of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to thank you for the affection that I always receive. I miss you. Thank you for making my days happy, ”said the historic Argentine coach at the time.

Miguel Ángel López was the coach of Junior’s fifth star in the second half of 2004, in that remembered final against Atlético Nacional, where the rojiblancos won 3-0 in the first leg, in Barranquilla, and then fell 5-2 in Medellín , saving himself in the last minutes with the remembered goal of Argentine defender Walter Ribonetto. The Sharks prevailed on penalties 5-4.

He directed the Barranquilla team on seven occasions. Without a doubt, he is a character that is 100% linked to junior history.

‘El Zurdo’ made his debut as a professional footballer at the University of Córdoba in 1962 and retired in 1975 at Atlético Nacional, a club where he made his debut as a coach a year later.

During his long coaching career, he has twice managed América de México, with whom he won two league titles in 1985 and a Concacaf Champions League in 1992.

He was also in the Independiente de Avellaneda, with which he raised the title of the South American Super Cup in 1995, and also in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste and Arsenal.

He also went through the Mexican Chivas de Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Toluca, León, Atlético Celaya and Puebla, as well as Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia and Badajoz from Spain.

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The ‘Zurdo’ López underwent a catheterization and it is studied if they should operate

The former Junior Technician Miguel Ángel López was hospitalized last Monday morning at the Clínica del Caribe, after feeling discomfort and abnormal pressure.

The news was known through social networks, after one of his pupils in the rojiblanco team, former striker Martín Arzuaga, reported his health status through Twitter.

“Let us put in our prayers Professor Miguel Ángel López, who suffered an acute myocardial infarction,” wrote the ‘Toro’.

Until the closing of this edition, no official medical report was known about the state of health of the ‘Zurdo’.

The Argentine, champion with the Sharks in 2004, has been based in Barranquilla for several years.

Francisco Arias, who works as López’s assistant, assures that the 78-year-old veteran helmsman “is stable, calm and in good spirits”, waiting for what the doctors decide.

“Still under observation. They’ve already had a catheterization that resulted in a clogged artery. The possibility of open heart surgery or another type of intervention is being studied, ”Arias told EL HERALDO.

The former technician, according to Arias, remains in constant communication with those closest to him. His relatives in Argentina have already been informed and are aware of his health, like many of Junior’s fans who have a feeling of admiration and gratitude for the star he helped embroider on the shield in 2004.

In dialogue with EL HERALDO, a few months ago, ‘El Zurdo’ had sent a message of affection and gratitude to the rojiblanca fans, in the midst of confinement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to thank you for the affection that I always receive. I miss you. Thank you for making my days happy, ”said the historic Argentine coach at the time.

Miguel Ángel López was the coach of Junior’s fifth star in the second half of 2004, in that remembered final against Atlético Nacional, where the rojiblancos won 3-0 in the first leg, in Barranquilla, and then fell 5-2 in Medellín , saving himself in the last minutes with the remembered goal of Argentine defender Walter Ribonetto. The Sharks prevailed on penalties 5-4.

He directed the Barranquilla team on seven occasions. Without a doubt, he is a character that is 100% linked to junior history.

‘El Zurdo’ made his debut as a professional footballer at the University of Córdoba in 1962 and retired in 1975 at Atlético Nacional, a club where he made his debut as a coach a year later.

During his long coaching career, he has twice managed América de México, with whom he won two league titles in 1985 and a Concacaf Champions League in 1992.

He was also in the Independiente de Avellaneda, with which he raised the title of the South American Super Cup in 1995, and also in the Argentine Boca Juniors, Rosario Central, Ferro Carril Oeste and Arsenal.

He also went through the Mexican Chivas de Guadalajara, Santos Laguna, Toluca, León, Atlético Celaya and Puebla, as well as Al-Ahli from Saudi Arabia and Badajoz from Spain.

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One billion Android devices at risk of hacking: report

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San Francisco, March 8 (IANS) Consumer watchdog Which one? He said over one billion Android phones and tablets are vulnerable to hackers as they are no longer supported by security updates.

According to the research report, the most at risk phones are those running Android 4 or earlier and also smartphones running Android 7.0 that cannot be updated are at risk.

Based on Google data analyzed by Which?, Two out of five Android device users worldwide no longer receive important updates. Currently, these devices are unlikely to have problems, but the lack of security leaves them open to attack.

“It is very worrying that expensive Android devices last so short before losing security support, leaving millions of users at risk of serious consequences if they fall victim to hackers,” editor of Kate Bevan. Which one? said in a statement.

“Google and phone manufacturers need to be ahead of security updates with clear information about how long they will last and what customers should do when they run out. The government also needs to push ahead with the planned legislation to ensure that manufacturers are much more transparent about security updates for smart devices and their impact on consumers, “added Kate.

Android phones released around 2012 or earlier, including popular models like Samsung Galaxy S3 and Sony Xperia S, are particularly at risk for hackers.

Which? has provided hints to Android users on what to consider if they have an older phone that may be at risk.

Any Android device that is more than two years old, check if it can be updated to a newer version of the operating system. If it’s on an older version than Android 7.0 Nougat, try updating via Settings> System> Advanced system update.

In the event that a user is unable to update the phone, the device may be at risk of being hacked if it is running a version of Android 4 or earlier.

A user must also take care to download apps outside of the Google Play store and must also install a mobile antivirus via an app.

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Where was Francis Drake’s visceral hatred towards Spain born? The forgotten humiliation of Veracruz in 1568

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The night of September 22, 1568, went tense in Veracruz, Mexico. The fleet of the Indies commanded by the captain general Francisco de Luján he had reached the port just five days after the dreaded pirate John Hawkins, who, secretly protected by the Queen Elizabeth I of England, he had spent almost six years dedicated to threatening, stealing, kidnapping, extorting and attacking the Spanish overseas colonies with total impunity until that moment.

We are in the year of the “status quo” between Spain and England. Queen Elizabeth had promised to repress, using her almighty Royal Navy, the murderers, thieves and rogues who roamed freely across the Atlantic. He had to respect the lucrative Spanish trade with the New World, although, in reality, under rope, Queen Isabel gave these coverage and protected them with the only condition that they only hurt the properties of King Philip II.

The writer and historian Víctor San Juan puts two examples of this ruinous behavior of England in his latest book, “Twenty-two naval defeats of the British” (Renaissance, 2019). One starred her Pedro Menendez de Aviles, who captured five English ships of the pirates Champneys and Poole, who had captured a Spanish slump from America, violating the aforementioned truce between Felipe II and Isabel I. However, when they were handed over to the English courts to be tried in their own country, they were immediately released. And the same thing happened shortly after with another feared pirate, Thomas Cobham, who seized ships from Flanders worth 40,000 ducats and, when the Spanish monarch also delivered him to England and was sentenced to death, he had to see how immediately afterwards he was also pardoned. It was almost an insult.

«Spain had declared a monopoly over America, which Felipe II defended in a legalistic way, appealing to the Pope and other European monarchs. Meanwhile, Queen Elizabeth, more practical, was submissive to him, but encouraged flagrant interference by English merchants in this traffic. The sovereign thus created waters conducive to the appearance of traffickers of few scruples, smugglers, blacksmiths, straperlists and simple looters. And not happy with it, he also put Royal Navy ships like the Jesus of Lübeck available to subjects of doubtful reputation such as John Hawkins, who, despite his respectability, would soon be part of those, ”explains San Juan.

The dark Royal Navy

We entered into one of the darkest times of the Royal Navy, participating in actions that not only did not feel proud, but also tried to hide and wanted to continue hiding in the eyes of history. At the center of all this farce appears the dreaded and mentioned Hawkins, the sailor who proclaimed himself “Defender of the right to trade in any part of the world” because. And what is worse, to do it by whatever method he wanted, whether it was negotiating or extorting, kidnapping and murdering.

Next to him was the famous Francis Drake, who at that time was only 25 years old and had not become the legend that would be later. He sailed and fought alongside his second cousin John learning all about the sea and taking his first steps as a pirate, to become years later in the scourge of Spain. All of them because a visceral hatred was born in him as a result of the episode that we tell you here: naval battle of Santiago de Ulúa.

It all started with the start of the great Hawkins expedition in 1567 commanding two powerful ships of the Royal Navy. One, the Jesus of Lübeck, and the other, the minion. The first one had 700 tons and the second one, 300 tons, to which another four more private ships of different sizes were added. The six sailed together and devoted themselves for a year to pillage along the American coast, with the excuse that they were going to trade. And, nevertheless, during the crossing they did not have the slightest objection of assaulting a series of French ships to make hundreds of prisoners and to take as a reward, in addition, all the slaves that they carried.

They did not find the slightest opposition until they reached Cartagena de Indias, whose representatives refused to negotiate with Hawkins. The response of this was none other than getting into cannon shots against the city and its defenseless civilian population. Then they prowled along Corporal Catoche and captured a merchant and three more than the size of a caravel to go later to Veracruz. At that point it was already clear to the Spaniards that their initial business cruise was actually a journey of extortion and piracy against which Isabel I did nothing.

Fort of San Juan de Ulúa, in Mexico
Fort of San Juan de Ulúa, in Mexico

The ten Hawkins ships, which included those that had prey along the road, had to make an appearance on the coast of Veracruz on September 15, 1568. The Spanish authorities initially confused him with the expected fleet of the Indies, since the English wore false flags. That’s why they went in several small boats to welcome them. This is what the historian told Antonio Rumeu de Armas in his book «John Hawkins’s Travels to America (1562-1595)», Published in 1947:« The Spanish lookouts on the island gave the signal of the presence of ten sails on the horizon and no one suspected in the port that it could be a corsair squad, but it was the New Spain fleet that was slowly approaching land. Warned Captain Delgadillo of the presence of Spanish ships, he immediately sent five balls of artillery to be loaded so that, loaded with gunpowder, they could make the ordinance safeguards for the new viceroy of Mexico. John Hawkins, who was educated of all Spanish maritime customs by the pilot Bartolomé González, gave order to respond from the English captain, as is customary to do in the naos of Spain. And nobody suspected anything ».

When they realized, it was already late. The pirate fleet not only took its crew prisoners, but also decided to take the port and the fort of San Juan de Ulúa in order to undertake the relevant repairs and, incidentally, plunder the largest amount of food in the face of his triumphant return to England. But they did not count on the fact that, five days after they had sacked the Spanish enclave, a fleet of Felipe II arrived under the command of Commander Francisco Luján. A smaller fleet than the one commanded by Hawkins. “A single true galleon the size of the Minion would have to face two ships of the Royal Navy,” says San Juan in his book so that we get an idea of ​​the technical inferiority of the Spaniards, to which we should add the fact that the enemy had taken over the port and had even more advantage.

Francisco Luján arrived in San Juan de Ulúa thinking about the war, since he did not know about Hawkins’ presence. He arrived escorting nine merchandise and passenger ships, among which he was nothing less than the new viceroy of Mexico Enriquez de Almanza. That is why he preferred to abstain and, on September 20, ordered his ships to pass majestically in front of the English, without threatening attitude, to anchor in Veracruz. Once there, they landed civilians and merchandise quickly, to exchange them for ammunition, weapons and troops – among them, 130 arcabuceros -, with the aim of launching on pirate intruders.

False negotiations

In order to gain time, Luján began negotiations with Hawkins, although it was clear that with the violence that the English pirate had unleashed against the Spanish crown, that could not end peacefully. Hawkins and young Francis Drake knew it. Thus we arrive at the tense night of December 22, with both fleets prepared for the crash. It seemed that neither of them wanted to be the first to launch the first cannon shot, although it was finally the English who decided to open the contest and open fire on the half-dozen Spanish ships, which responded by heading full sail against the city and its enemy .

The battle started badly. In the first minutes, the cannons of Jesus de Lübeck and the Minion sent the Spanish admiral to the ground. The English burst into shouts and cheers, thinking that the final victory was near. They did not realize that a group of Spaniards had entered the island by another coast and, using trails that only they knew, were able to catch the enemy’s English garrison by surprise. All were captured … or stabbed. None escaped.

Shortly after, they began to open fire on the English, from the same island, while Spanish ships shot at them from the sea. They were surrounded and confused, especially if we consider that, a few minutes before, they were convinced that they were far superior. But no. The Jesus of Lübeck was soon unarmed and unable to move, so Hawkins moved to the Minion, which endured the fight against the Spanish captain barely. Two other of his ships, the Swallow and the Angel patch, were hit and sunk shortly after. The offensive of the small Spanish fleet was so surprising and aguerrida that four of the pirate ships were sent to the bottom of the sea, in addition to the 500 crewmen who were killed and the profits from the smuggling of slaves that were captured almost entirely.

Consequences

Drake and Hawkins escaped by the hairs with the only two British ships that were saved from the Spanish barrows, although these suffered many damages. In addition, Hawkins and Drake lost the confidence of many of their sailors after humiliation suffered before an inferior enemy. The division in its two ships was so great that, during the flight, they ended up abandoning half of their endowment on the Mexican coast at the height of the current Tampico.

John Hawkins was able to reach Spain. Specifically, to the ports of Vigo Y Marin, where they attended their sailors hospitably in spite of everything. Drake, meanwhile, went up Plymouth with the other boat and was able to conserve much of its cargo. This made it save his personal economy. However, both one and the other decided to hide their shameful defeat in charge of that small fleet of Luján. Drale spread the lie that the Spaniards had betrayed them and Hawkins took that same farce to Queen Elizabeth. They could not justify the loss of almost the entire expedition.

The most important consequence of this battle was that, following it, the political scene was set for the imminent war between England and Spain in 1585. Francis Drake became a staunch enemy of the Spaniards, whom he hated for life With all his soul. Therefore, after recovering from the defeat of San Juan de Ulúa, he continued attacking the ports and ships of Felipe II as a sign of revenge.

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Google employee shot down with COVID-19, Amazon sidewalks travel

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San Francisco, February 29 (IANS) A Google employee in Switzerland has been tested positively for the new coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday, while technology giants such as Amazon have announced travel restrictions for employees in fear of a growing pandemic .

According to an NPR report, the Google employee was in his Zurich office “for a limited time” before showing the symptoms of COVID-19.

“We can confirm that an employee of our Zurich office was diagnosed with coronavirus. They were in the Zurich office for a limited period of time before they presented symptoms,” said a Google spokesman in a statement.

“We have taken – and will continue to take – all necessary precautionary measures, following the advice of public health officials, as we privilege everyone’s health and safety,” added the spokesman.

The company said it had not closed the Zurich office, but has limited employees to travel to Iran, Italy and China and is preparing to expand the sidewalk in Japan and South Korea next month.

Google also canceled its “Northern News Initiative” summit in Northern California in April, while Facebook also canceled its flagship F8 developer conference in May.

“We regret having to cancel our global Google News Initiative summit, but the health and well-being of our guests is our number one priority,” the company said in a note given to CNN.

On Friday, the World Health Organization stated that the risk of the global impact of the virus was “very high” when coronavirus reached 57 countries.

An Amazon spokesman said the company placed a limitation on all non-essential travel.

The death toll from the outbreak in China rose to 2,835, health officials said on Saturday, while the number of confirmed cases increased to 79,251.

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Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ feature expands to 3 other cities in the United States

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San Francisco, February 24 (IANS) Apple Maps ‘Look Around’ feature is now available in three other cities in the United States, including Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

The feature is also available in San Francisco Bay, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Houston and the Hawaiian island of Oahu.

You can access the feature, Apple Maps ‘answer to Google Maps’ Street View, by accessing one of the locations where Look Around is available, Apple Insider reported recently.

After touching the binoculars icon, a specific road can be selected and previewed in a small window, which can be expanded into a full screen view by tapping on the preview.

The function works relatively similar to Street View, where the view can be changed by swiping the display, while touching part of the road in the distance will move the camera to that point.

As per reports, the overall effect is more fluid than the experience found on Google Street View.

Instead of relying on third-party mapping services for its information, Apple had its fleet of vans hit by cameras and road sensors to develop its internal maps.

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Apple patents iPhone entirely made of glass with an enveloping display

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San Francisco, February 24 (IANS) Apple is reportedly working on an all-glass iPhone with a wraparound touchscreen, capable of displaying information, icons and images on any surface with the entire touch-sensitive device.

The electronic device with glass case, US patent no. 20200057525, describes an iPhone that includes a six-sided glass case, as reported recently by Apple Insider.

The patent describes an all-glass iPhone that could perhaps be a better phone than the foldable one.

“Electronic devices with enclosures that use glass to define multiple sides of the enclosure are described here. In such cases, the enclosure may appear visually and tactfully seamlessly, so that the entire enclosure may appear as formed by a single piece of glass (although it can be made up of several separate pieces attached together), “says the patent.

The sketch of the phone illustrates the curved edges of the device from all sides with some information appearing on them.

It also shows the background stretched to the sides with some information shown at the bottom.

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