Eric Senneville : “We are removing a very important building. We try to adapt every weekend because it is not finished ! The virus is still there and it continues to receive cases. At Mouscron, there are still a patient Covid in the icu. To Tourcoing, we still have four beds dedicated that they will keep without knowing until when in a unit that is more dedicated Covid, and a resuscitation. What has changed,…
In the continuity of the anti-racism movement revived by the death of George Floyd at the end of may in Minneapolis, the desecration of statues of ancient figures related to slavery or the colonization continues. Thus, in the United States, a representation of Christopher Columbus has been beheaded in Boston, another vandalized in Miami, and a third pier in a lake in Virginia.
In Boston (Massachusetts), an investigation is underway but no arrest has been made at this stage, said on Wednesday 10 June, a spokesman for the local police. The statue of the Italian explorer is perched on a stele in the Christopher Columbus park, the heart of this city of New-England. It had already been vandalized before, the image of Christopher Columbus being challenged across the Atlantic for several years.
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The genoese navigator, long touted as the “discoverer of America “of , is now often regarded as one of the figures of the genocide of native americans and indigenous people in general. And denounced in the same way as slave owners or confederate generals during the american Civil war.
“This movement is powerful “
Dozens of u.s. cities have replaced the celebration in October “Columbus Day “ – became a public holiday federal in 1937 – by a day-long tribute to the “indigenous peoples “. But not Boston or New York, which have strong communities of Italian origin to which this day is a tribute.
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“I found that it was well to capitalize “ on the wave of protests against racism currently affecting the United States, said Wednesday a jogger who was passing in front of the monument damaged in Boston. “All as Blacks in this country, the natives have been mistreated. This movement is powerful, and it (the beheading) is very symbolic “.
In a lake in Virginia
In Miami, Florida, is a statue of Christopher Columbus located in a park has been vandalized with red paint and inscriptions as “Black Lives Matter “ (” The lives of black matter ” in English, editor’s NOTE) or “George Floyd “before that, the police makes several arrests, according to the local daily newspaper Miami Herald.
Another statue of the explorer was shot and killed Tuesday, June 9 by demonstrators using ropes in Richmond, Virginia, and dragged up a nearby lake in which she was thrown. The governor of Virginia – a region where settled the first English settlers before it became the heart of American slavery – was reported last week want to debunk the faster another statue of the city, that of the commander-in-chief of the army of the south, general Robert E. Lee.
The health crisis that the world has been facing for months must lead us to wonder about how we live, and what are for us the values of life itself. Many questions arise on the porch of “deconfinement”. How far can we go to protect life? We are between the duty to protect and the duty to return to the danger of life. We know that we cannot stay without living among each other. That everyone must accept to take the risk of living in society, without which we cannot access the joy, the intensity of shared life.
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What are we willing to risk to return to social life, in the strong sense of the term? All human society is a complex, rich, delicate work of interactions. We are trying to play the sorcerer’s apprentices to know how much interactivity to put in place, with the least possible risk. Some will say, not without reason, that this crisis is an unexpected brake on a machine that has been racing for decades. Overconsumption and overproduction in rich countries, often unfair, obsolete and so little creative work organizations. Crisis which suddenly brings to light the ethical priority of having to protect life by assuming the conflict with utilitarian logic of calculation.
It is from these questions that the shoe is cruelly injured. Suddenly we discover that we were missing the bare necessities while we were living in ultra-sophisticated societies, ultra-protected, at unprecedented levels of production and wealth. We didn’t want to think that we could run out of hospital beds, masks, respirators, staff! We become aware of a certain absurdity and stupidity of our way of life. Why, for whom, for what purposes do we work, do we produce so much wealth and intelligence if a country of 67 million people like France is destabilized because it lacked 5,000 beds of resuscitation in hospitals?
→ ANALYSIS. European health: a whole building to review after the coronavirus
But I still have other questions. More disturbing. Why should the lives that we are trying to save today require more effort and risk than those that we usually do not save? The thousands of migrants who have been left to die. Those of the conflicts in which we are so often involved. The million deaths from malnutrition each year worldwide. And this example again that a friend whispered to me: each year, nearly three million people die from obesity. We must admit that we could considerably reduce this figure by taking far less drastic measures than those implemented to fight against this pandemic. Why are we often unable to mobilize the little it takes to save lives, and in this crisis ready to do anything to save us?
→ EXPLANATION. “Human”, to move towards a new humanism?
They will answer me, the virus attacks everyone without distinction. This is not entirely true, we know that it targets a very large majority of people at risk, and that precisely the best cared for will still be those who live in rich countries. The argument is not valid. Why, when we could reasonably save lives, and with little means compared to the billions and billions engulfed in the fight against Covid-19, we do not do it or so insufficiently? The answer is simple and terrible. We don’t feel concerned. We don’t want to make so much effort for others than us. We want to protect our system, our ways of life. At the cost of other lives. Well, there we are. At the foot of the wall of our absurdity and our immorality.
♦ Covid-19 pandemic killed at least 263,792 worldwide, according to an AFP report. More than 3,766,180 cases of infection have been diagnosed in 195 countries. The United States is the most affected country, with 73,431 deaths in 1,228,609 cases. They are followed by the United Kingdom (30,076 dead for 201,101 cases), Italy (29,684 dead, 214,457 cases), Spain (26,070 dead, 221,447 cases) and France (with 25,809 dead, 174,191 cases). Europe thus totaled 150,249 deaths on Thursday for 1,641,959 cases.
♦ Édouard Philippe, accompanied by several ministers, detailed the deconfinement plan who “Can be hired this Monday, May 11”, in view of the health situation. With nearly 26,000 dead France remains “Cut in half” between departments “Green” and “Red”. In areas where the circulation of the virus is more active, i.e.n Île-de-France, in the North-East and in Mayotte, many restrictions remain in force : no opening of colleges (which may open on May 18 elsewhere), nor of parks and gardens. Strict distancing measures will be implemented in transport where the masks will be mandatory under penalty of 135 euros fine. A new certificate will also be necessary for trips of more than 100 km.
♦ A few days before this deconfinement, the countryseems to know a“Slight recovery” economic activity, especially in industry and construction, according to INSEE.
♦ In the USA, unemployment continues to rise : 3.169 million new registrants in one week. And total of 33.5 million unemployed. A record.
♦ Masks and gloves will be compulsory in transport to Moscow epicenter of the epidemic in Russia.
♦ Lnumber of international tourists could fall by 60% to 80% in 2020, according to the World Tourism Organization.
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On this particular May 8, where the ceremonies which celebrate the end of the war, will not take place like the other years, the ministry of the armies invites the French to decorate the windows and make a blueberry out of paper. The National Office for War Veterans and Victims even offers an online tutorial.
Alex Granell telematically met with the red and white fans yesterday through talks organized by Girona every Tuesday and Friday via Instagram. The captain of Girona acknowledged that confinement is particularly difficult for him “because of not being able to follow the routine of training, racing, living with teammates, walking around the city and being with family”. However, Granell said he was following the training instructions set by the coaching staff these days. In that sense, Granell does not see the time to return to compete and to fight until the end by the direct ascent. That is why he believes that, if the League resumes, Girona may be one of the beneficiaries.
“It’s a difficult year. Because we came down and because there were a lot of new players on the team. However, I think that this stoppage allows us to recover lost energy and face with a lot of talent and enthusiasm the end of the season, “he said. In the same vein, Granell emphasized that “if we are on the stage of having to play every three days, for Girona it would be an advantage and not a problem, because we have a great staff to overcome it. It can be positive for us on a performance level. ”
Granell admitted that he is counting on his matches with Girona and that he is aware that he only needs 10 to be the player with the most games in the club in professional football. “I give it a lot of value. It is a situation that gives me great excitement and at the same time added pressure. It makes me happy to have been on the list for only 6 seasons. There are players in front of me and behind me who are mirrors for me. “
He British government has decided to extend at least three weeks the ‘lockdown’, the relative closure of economic activity and the isolation of its citizens. They can leave their homes once a day to exercise and to shop. This is the fourth week since the then healthy, and convalescent today, Boris Johnson requested the closure.
His temporary substitute, Dominic Raab, announced the extension and listed five points to decide the end of the ‘lockdown’: that the health services are not overwhelmed, a consistent decrease in the number of deaths, also of new cases of infection “to a level manageable ”, that there are sufficient tests and protective equipment. “Fifth, and this point is crucial,” said Raab, that if the measures were relaxed, there would not be a second boom that would overwhelm hospitals.
The overflow, the deaths and the crucial point depend on the other two: that infections are reduced and that there is protective equipment and the ability to test. Compliance with physical distancing by citizens seems to remain at a high and stable level. The Government continues to struggle with problems of supply and distribution of equipment to curb contagions in hospitals and nursing homes, and is not close to reaching its objectives in the supply or number of tests.
The reproduction rate of the Covid-19 falls below one
BY JUAN CARLOS BARRENA
He number of new infections by coronavirus in Germany has fallen by below the ideal rate, reported the Robert Koch Institute, responsible for coordinating the fight against the pandemic in Germany. From the statistical point of view, an infected person currently infects less than one person. The so-called reproduction rate is currently at 0.7 with an oscillation of between 0.5 and 0.8 points. In days past that rate exceeds 1.0 and last Wednesday it fell for the first time to 0.9.
Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn is a supporter of standardize the activities of German hospitals and clinics, which until now have not been seen at any time or place overwhelmed by the influx of patients infected with coronavirus. “It is important that in early May we keep 25% to 30% of intensive care beds free for Covid-19 patients, but also that we return to normal activity,” Spahn said in the chain’s morning newscast. public television ARD. The minister welcomed the fact that prevention work has so far enabled Germany to face the crisis without serious problems. “We must, despite everything, continue to be prepared, but at the same time worry that the usual operation of medical centers will continue,” added the conservative politician. In order to maintain sufficient capacities of intensive care beds and to cope with the health crisis, in mid-March it was decided to postpone in Germany all non-emergency surgical procedures and the number of breathing intensive care beds was increased from 28,000 to more than 40,000 assisted.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in favor of the lifting of global restrictions on travel and international movement of people to be coordinated at European level. “I wish that at least in the European Union we agree to act in a coordinated way,” said Maas, who commented that the issue is already being discussed in talks with other EU colleagues. In Germany the issue will be addressed in late April. Maas recalled that all countries face the same problem with the strong limitation of air traffic, the confinement of the population and the question of whether, after a trip, citizens may or may not return to their own country.
The Central Council of Muslims in Germany has called on its faithful to respect restrictions imposed by the authorities to combat the coronavirus also during the month of Ramadan that is about to begin. “Although it is hard for us to keep the mosques closed in the holy month of rtamadñán, it is our religious and civic responsibility to do just that in the current phase,” said the president of the council, Aiman Mazyek in the newspapers of the Funke group, where he affirmed that the protection the health and life of the people is “absolutely a priority” for every Muslim believer in this pandemic. Interior Secretary of State Markus Kerber praised the attitude of the Muslim communities in this crisis for showing “a high feeling of responsibility and solidarity in our society.”
The German SMEs have demanded a concrete plan way out of the coronavirus crisis. The president of the Confederation of German SMEs, Mario Ohoven, has also demanded quick liquidity aid and a comprehensive short-term program with tax cuts for German small and medium-sized companies and warned against a confusing conglomerate of different rules. In a letter to the 16 first prime ministers of the German federal states, the organization’s managers, Ludwig Veltmann, also calls for a policy that offers future prospects to companies forced to close by the pandemic.Berlin and regional governments have agreed easing step by step the restrictions imposed to fight the disease and extended until May 3 the limitations of contacts between people. Ohoven criticizes the easing of the restrictions as too indecisive from the standpoint of business survival and job retention. Many freelancers are threatened with insolvency.
The president of the Bundestag, the German parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble has proposed to cut the summer school holidays. “With few exceptions, schools will remain closed for a time. So I wonder if those responsible in the federal states should reflect on shortening school vacations this summer, “said the conservative politician in the Augsburger Allgemeine newspaper. Such a step would allow students to make up missed classes. “At the moment it is still uncertain for various reasons when and how you can travel this summer,” said Schäuble.
An 8% drop in GDP in Spain and the deepest global crisis since the Great Depression a century ago. It looks like an economic catastrophe. And yet, that is rather the optimistic scenario drawn by the International Monetary Fund for the coronavirus pandemic. The agency warns that it contemplates three alternative scenarios in which the economic crisis would be even more serious, with devastating effects.
Those scenarios are three. The first, a delay in containing the pandemic. The second, a regrowth in 2021. And the third, both, the delay and the regrowth.
In its central scenario, the IMF expects the pandemic to die down in the second half of 2020 and that containment measures will be gradually withdrawn. This scenario contemplates that the confinements be concentrated in the second quarter, with a gradual recovery or subsequent de-escalation.
However, if the containment of the pandemic lasted 50% longer than expected by the IMF in its baseline scenario, the impact on the global economy would be three additional points. The drop in world activity would not be 3% this year, but 6% and the rebound in 2021 would also be less. This scenario would imply an increase in risk premiums and a tightening of financial conditions.
In the second alternative scenario, the pandemic is contained within the planned calendar this year, but there is a re-emergence in 2021. This year the forecast fall will not vary, but in 2021 the effect would be very damaging. The relapse would cost an additional five points of GDP in that year and another three in 2022, so that the rebound in the economy next year would lose almost all its strength.
The worst alternative scenario is the third, which combines the previous two: a delay in containing the current outbreak in 2020 and a relapse in 2021. In this case, GDP would fall twice this year (around 6%). ) and next year it would worsen another eight points with respect to the base scenario. From 2022 to 2024 they would lose around another 10-12 points of GDP in total compared to the baseline scenario.
In all three scenarios, but especially in the third, there would be strong increases in public spending, deficits, and debt. And everything could be complicated by the increase in risk premiums or by the lack of stimuli in view of the risk that risk premiums will rise.
One consolation remains: there is also an optimistic scenario. If an effective vaccine or therapy were obtained earlier than expected, social distancing measures could be eliminated and recovery would be faster.
Various singers, including Marta Sánchez, Guillermo Bárcenas, David Summers or Luis Ramiro, have come together to interpret the well-known song by Joaquín Sabina, «Pongamos que hablo de Madrid», in a video that under the label #PongamosqueCantaMadrid intends to pay tribute to the city during the pandemic coronavirus.
It is one of three versions with different interpreters promoted by the Madrid City Council, which already accumulate hundreds of thousands of reproductions and aims to «Add voices for Madrid», indicates the consistory of the capital from his Twitter account in which he also “thanks” its author, Joaquín Sabina.
In the first version, which also includes the groups Sweet California, Los Secretos and Revolver, another has followed with the interpretations of Lorena Gómez, Los Tarifa Plana, Huecco, Belén Arjona, Javier Herrero de Los Pecos and Luismi Grayonay.
In the background are images of the Madrid toilets, the applause of the citizens from the windows and the work that the professionals and law enforcement, to end with a message of encouragement, “Let’s go Madrid!”, according to Efe.
The third it follows the same line of its predecessors and has the participation of Manu Tenorio, Samuel, Alba Messa, Alvaro Benito, Antón Carreño, and the band Unique.
Finally, in a last tweet published this afternoon, a video was published that gathers all the artists who have participated in #PongamosqueCantaMadrid interpreting what is considered the unofficial anthem of the capital. “Thank you to all the artists for joining their voices and joining this initiative. Thanks to Sabina for lend us your letter for this tribute to Madrid. #ThanksMadrid for all the effort to be able get out as soon as possible of this situation ”, reads the text that accompanies the content.
Thanks to all the artists for joining their voices and joining this initiative. Thanks to Sabina for lending us her lyrics for this tribute to Madrid.#ThanksMadrid for all the effort to get out of this situation as soon as possible.# COVID19pic.twitter.com/mMYHu8LiZf
José María Castillo, executive producer of the legendary program‘One two Three’and the one who was the right hand man of Chicho Ibáñez Serrador, has died this Sunday.
“Infinite sadness … José María Castillo, executive producer of ‘Un, dos, tres’, has left us,” said Prointel, the production company founded by Ibáñez Serrador in 1970 and of which Castillo was managing director.
In a message published on social networks, the producer in charge of which Castillo spent almost 30 years has lamented his death and has conveyed his condolences to the family.
Along with Chico Ibáñez Serrador,this company revolutionized televisionfrom the 70s and 80s with programs such as ‘Stories to not sleep’ or the mythical contest ‘One, two, three’.
The filmmaker and director Narciso ‘Chicho’ Ibáñez Serrador died on June 7 at the age of 83, a few months after receiving theGoya of Honor.