This week’s Films in Progress will be online

Organized by the San Sebastian Festival and the Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse Films in Progress The 37th edition of the series will take place online due to Covid-19 disease, and the winning films will be announced this week, according to sources at the San Sebastian Festival.

As the organizers announced earlier, 205 films from 18 countriesThe 37th edition of the initiative was registered and the selection committee of the Tolosa and Donostia-San Sebastian film festivals selected six films: ’50 o dos whales meet on the beach ‘(Jorge Cuchi, Mexico),’ Desasosiego / Restless’ (Paz Fabrega) , Costa Rica-Mexico), ‘The other Tom’ (Rodrigo Plá, Mexico), ‘Karnawal’ (Juan Pablo Felix, Argentina-Brazil-Mexico-Chile-Bolivia), ‘La chica nueva’ (Micaela Gonzalo, Argentina-Brazil ) and ‘Memory House’ (João Paulo Miranda, Brazil-France).

Therefore, the 37th edition of Films in Progress was scheduled to take place last week, on Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27, in the framework of the Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse Film Festival, but due to the state of health crisis caused by coronavirus, it will eventually be online. Three awards will be distributed and announced this week: Toulouse Films in Progress Award, Cine + Films in Progress Award and European Distributors and Exhibitors Award.

Films in Progress is a professional platform that supports the production of feature films in Latin America, helping to finalize films and distribute them internationally. The San Sebastian Festival and the Cinélatino Rencontres de Toulouse film festival organize a meeting point for Latin American and European film professionals and promote their dialogue and interaction, promoting the diversity and talent of independent filmmakers.


The Basque industry is forced to face a total closure of at least two weeks

The legal services of the great Basque industry smoked all afternoon yesterday. Also those of many small and medium firms. The objective was none other than to assess the real effects of the latest government decision, the cessation of all activities not considered essential, announced by President Pedro Sánchez on Saturday afternoon. TOAt the very edge of midnight, and after an afternoon of intense discrepancies between the Ministry of Labor and the hard core of the Government, the Executive issued a Royal Decree extraordinarily restrictive of economic and labor activity. An evident sign of the degree of improvisation with which Sánchez’s cabinet has acted on this occasion.

Until next April 9 -the effects will extend in many cases until 14 for the Easter holidays-, construction will be stopped and also almost the entire industry, except for those activities that may have a relationship with services basic -energy, food and transport, for example- or with the direct fight against the pandemic. Domestic service, apparently, is not included among the allowed services, but the activities that can be carried out by telework.

The counselor Arantxa Tapia showed publicly yesterday her discomfort with the management of Pedro Sánchez’s cabinet in a double sense. On one side, described as “chaos” the result of the delay in publishing the decree, while anticipating that it could be a severe blow to the Basque industry. “There are competing companies in the rest of Europe that are working,” warned the counselor.

All sectors of activity will have until midnight today to proceed to an orderly and safe closure of their activity, although doubts have also arisen with article 4. It is implied that companies, without specifying sectors, may have an “essential” activity, equivalent to that they have on weekends. The Government seems not to have taken into account that some industrial companies – heavy industry in the Basque Country – have full activity on weekends.

Total uncertainty

Throughout yesterday, a situation of great uncertainty was experiencedre, since at noon Moncloa had leaked a draft decree that allowed the activity of broad industrial sectors. Even with this draft, the Basque industry could have been maintained with a high degree of activity since it allowed production in the steel, chemical, capital goods and manufacturing industries. Sources consulted by EL CORREO assure that the Ministry of Labor radically opposed such a permissive decree, which prolonged internal cabinet negotiations until midnightand. In any case, there is no doubt that Labor managed to impose its criteria.

Many Basque companies have been caught by this government decree trying to maintain some degree of production to avoid the shortage of their market plot; or about to start the factories after a break to negotiate with the unions. In the first case, there are the Sidenor factories, where the labor authority had not appreciated sufficient reasons to stop work, but which will now be forced to shut down all production. In the second of the cases is, for example, ITP Aero, dedicated to the manufacture of components for aeronautical engines that has its main headquarters in Zamudio. The company, after a forced stoppage by the unions, had reached an agreement with the workers’ representation to resume activity today.

ORafter firms they had negotiated ERTEs in extremis. This is the case, for example, with Mercedes in Vitoria or Tubos Reunidos in Amurrio, who closed the agreements with the unions on Friday. Yesterday the company Tubular Products did it. There are even companies that will catch you on the wrong foot. In this group, the ACB of Sestao, which had planned a few more days in the pit, can be included, and then enter an indefinite stop, with the aim of attending to urgent orders that had already been formalized.

Sources consulted by this newspaper have indicated that activity in the ports of Bilbao and Pasaia will continue, to fit within the transport logistics that is covered by essential services.


The EU delays its response to the coronavirus crisis by two weeks and worsens its division

Neither coronabonos nor rescue fund. North blocks both options. And the south remains with the commitment that it will go further so that the coronavirus does not condemn a new financial crisis. But not now. In practice, two more weeks to present a “clear and forceful” coordinated fiscal plan, according to Pedro Sánchez, with which to alleviate the post-health crisis effects. In broad outline, that was the result of the ‘video summit’ that the Heads of State and Government held this Thursday. Six hours (when only two were planned). Closer from Germany, Holland and other Nordic countries … And a blow on the table from Italy and Spain, the European partners hardest hit by the pandemic, which avoided an even more decaffeinated statement. Conclusion: even a pandemic cannot catalyze more European integration. And all for a paragraph.


Economic – Coronabonos:

Issuance of joint debt to share risks and obtain better financing conditions.

Economic – ESM:

Rescue fund endowed with 410,000 million euros.

Health and research- Equipment:

Joint purchases through the Commission.

Health and research- The vaccine:

140 million.

Before the summit started, and while it was being held, several draft conclusions were disseminated. They included the drafting of objectives in matters such as containing the expansion of the pandemic (with measures already known as the reinforcement of external border controls, or the “storms” introduced within the Schengen area); the provision of medical equipment; or promoting research to get a vaccine (remembering that 140 million euros from the EU already finance 17 projects).

The touches were happening in a couple of points. It could be said that in one, the 14, integrated in the block on measures to face the socioeconomic consequences. There was the Gordian knot of this summit. Input, none of the text ‘projects’ mentioned the activation of eurobonds (Today renamed ‘coronabonos’). Not even indirectly. So the ‘club of nine’ that advocated for them (with France, Italy and Spain in the lead) already received a blow from Germany, Holland or Finland. The rich.

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But in ‘version 1’ (let’s call it that) there was a light. He did speak of the ESM (European Stability Mechanism). This rescue fund, endowed with some 410,000 million euros, was the resource to which the ministers referred on Tuesday to ‘sell’ a joint and coordinated solution of the euro countries. They discussed that this box would open up to 2% of the GDP of the country that needed it. Many details were missing. Then Mario Centeno, president of the Eurogroup, spoke of “broad agreement”. But Holland (and others, the same) were not part of it. So The Eurogroup passed the ball to the leaders.

Not even the ESM

Which leads to ‘version 2’ of the conclusions document: even the ESM disappeared. Perhaps because the tool is not necessary today (no country currently has problems accessing public debt auctions). One could even think that this ‘insurance’ was meaningless considering that the ECB has already confirmed that it will throw out the rest: that it will buy debt for more than a trillion euros and even assume more than 33% of that generated by each country. .

The G-20 injects 4,500 million euros

In any case, it disappeared. Moreover, even the temporary allusions were dispelled. In a first text, the ministers of economy and finance were summoned to outline technical solutions “next week”. In the following one it was passed to “next weeks”. And in a later one, not even a term. In all, yes, a declaration of intent appeared. “Our response must take into account the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 crash” that affects everyone “and will escalate (the response) as needed.”

But the urgent, concrete and practical had led to a dead end. So at about eight o’clock ESpain and Italy set foot on the wall. They were planted. They did not accept ambiguities and gave ten days to come up with a plan to break the blockade. It was then that the presidency got to work with a new version.

And in this there is still no ESM or Eurobonds, the ball is returned to the ministers of Economy to «Present a new proposal». And it includes the need to work on a reconstruction plan for when the pandemic is controlled. Actually a new kick forward. Two or three weeks, when the economic emergencies will be greater. Worse.


The Scientific Council recommends “at least six weeks” of total containment

The recommendation is not surprising, but it is the first time that a specific duration is mentioned. The Covid-19 Scientific Council, made up of experts advising since March 10 Emmanuel Macron and Édouard Philippe on the management of the coronavirus epidemic, recommends extending the containment established in France to “ at least six weeks from its establishment

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Because, the experts write in their fourth opinion, dated March 23 but put online the next day, if ” three weeks after the start of containment are (…) necessary to obtain a first estimate of its impact “, This duration is not sufficient to curb the epidemic, and above all to preserve the capacity to take charge of the health system.

So, they go on, ” an exit from containment “May be decided” on the basis of epidemiological indicators indicating in particular that the saturation of hospital services, and resuscitation services in particular, is controlled

Reinforcement of containment

In its opinion, the Scientific Council also recommends ” two options to strengthen containment ” First of all: the hardening of measures ” applying them to the whole population ” Which would, for example, be to limit any possibility of ” leaving home Apart from vital activities. This reinforcement would notably involve the prohibition of work outside the home for ” non-essential activities

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Second option: the strengthening of sanctions against those who do not respect the current rules, as well as local night curfews and ” supervision of food marketss “. Proposals followed by the government, since they correspond to those announced by Edouard Philippe, Monday, March 23, on TF1.

But beyond these proposals, experts also warn about ” the need for specific support measures for people in precarious situations or those who are homeless, as well as for people who are particularly susceptible to discrimination, such as Travelers

Beyond the specific issue of containment, this 10-page document also refers to a number of other specific issues, to which experts are drawing the government’s attention. Among them, of course, are ” logistical difficulties in supplying personal protective equipment (PPE), medical devices or mechanical ventilation equipment », Including masks, missing in many establishments. This lack, write the scientists, is ” sources of concern and anger

A toll-free number for “spiritual support”

It seems essential to improve the visibility of professionals on this subject, while also insisting on the responsibility of all health actors », They insist. ” The Scientific Council considers it essential to ensure the supply of protective equipment for healthcare workers, primarily from the various medical and medico-social sectors », They continue.

Another point addressed by the authors of this opinion: the attention to be paid to ” the importance of the mental health of the population, in this unprecedented situation of long-term confinement ” They thus identify several populations at risk, among which ” carers and the elderly, vulnerable or isolated, people with disabilities

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Finally, the Scientific Council supports the proposal, made by several cult leaders to set up a toll-free number to provide spiritual support to people who have lost loved ones or know a patient in great difficulty. ” This permanence would take the form of spiritual accompaniment and would benefit from listeners selected, proposed and supported by each of the cults, who are ready to make them available as soon as possible.. »Support is necessary, judge the members of the Scientific Council.


There will be no Cantabrian anchovy for three weeks

The arrantzales have decided to suspend the anchovy campaign because they see that they will not find profitability at the sites due to the low prices that the species can give. The closure of restaurants and bars, along with confinement are the causes that the sector faces, after the implementation of preventive measures against the pandemic, and main reasons for not targeting the precious species.

At the moment, the Cantabrian purse seine fleet carried 80% of the completed green quota, which means that the cap will be exhausted for next week. For this reason, he wanted to launch himself along the coast of the anchovy. Fishermen are concerned about the repercussions that the coronavirus prevention measures adopted may cause “once anchovy is a species that is sold fresh and to canning factories, while verdel can be frozen if there is a problem”, said Eugenio Elduayen, president of the Gipuzkoa Brotherhood Federation.

In this direction, despite the fact that the storm also conditioned the start of the tasks, the fleet of green catches later enjoyed it, with discharges of 250,000 kilos in port per day. Anchovy had also appeared, but it was now when the fleet was going to join the species.

The Verdel quota amounts to 29,161 tons for different fleets of the Cantabrian Sea, which allowed its catch to be prolonged for longer than in previous campaigns. The fishing cycle is that, first, small and young anchovies arrive, then green and in April and May is when the large anchovy is obtained, which is highly valued among canners. This time until April 16, the fleet is not expected to head for this species.


Pamplona in Pamplona will be in the neighborhood ‘Little Town, Big Hell’ this week

On Sunday, Trees and Pagadi will discover a neighborhood with a great personality ‘Little Town, Big Hell’: Txantrea. Pagadi cannot log in without knowing the local history. Asier Urzay will assist him in this. They will speak of the origin of the joke, in front of the first dwelling of the staff district.

There are some breathtaking neighborhoods that have historically been key in the neighborhood: the most notable example is the Seven Stores. Gomi is a local worker, a resident with a high sensitivity to minority languages. He knows Basque and Catalan, and he will show Pagad that he is also excellent in Aragonese. The clown Ainhoa ​​Juaniz will put the villabonatada in a difficult trance, as he will practice the acroport movement. In addition, the neighbor will tell him about a strange route related to the circus and the theater. Pagadi will continue the adventure with more exercise, with the help of the muscular Pedro Amorrortu. After training at the Retirement Park, Navarro will show him a nice way to play chess.

The tree will discover the history of the great mommy, from the side of the Virgin. In fact, Hertzaina started to learn Basque thanks to the band, and today she is unable to hear any of the band’s songs, as she gets excited. The next guest will see the Tree live. Erkuden Txokaro has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, which changed his lifestyle 5 years ago, due to his wheelchair.

After hearing Erkuden’s testimony, Zuhaitz meets the coach of Txantrea Herri Kirol: Ramontxo. Txantrea’s team will participate for the first time in the World Rally Championship. Ramontxo will tell him about his habits before the holidays, such as eating a sirloin sandwich. Finally, he will discover the peculiarities of the Txantrea festivities, by the young Julen Aldaz. They will both throw the party rocket, but not from anywhere, but from the balcony of an ordinary home. The ‘Little Town, Big Inferno &’ will be on at 22:00 on ETB1 and on


How many people have Coronavirus in your state right now?

This increase in testing capacity has been slow. In the 10 days following February 26, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed that coronavirus was being transmitted through the spread of the community in the United States, federal and state laboratories tested 2,806 Americans. Another week passed before the country tested 20,000 people. Over the next few days, the country expanded its testing capability to cover at least that number of people every day.

Yet national numbers are still skewed by huge testing operations in a few states. New York, California and Washington have conducted nearly half of all tests nationwide, although those states together contain about a fifth of the country’s population. Florida and Texas – each home for over 20 million people – tested only around 3,000 patients each.

Some state public health departments do not report as much information as others. We have given each state a literal rating in the table above to help readers understand how accurate each is in their relationship. This vote is not evaluating the quality of a state’s tests, but rather the transparency and regularity of its reports.

All 50 states and Washington, DC regularly report their number of positive cases. Some states, such as Connecticut, reveal little additional information, so we have rated them D. But others, such as Florida, publish not only their positive cases, but also their negative cases and the results of tests conducted by private laboratories. These states get one A degree. Having this complete set of state level figures allows for a much greater understanding of the size of both outbreaks is the answer.

In the table above, the number of positive cases in each state includes people who are currently sick with the disease, people who have recovered from it and people who have died. We also split the death toll into its own column.

Some states have used strict criteria to determine who can and cannot be tested for coronavirus. Although we have not taken them into account at the state level, we believe that these rules – although perhaps necessary, given the lack of tests available from the CDC – have led states to underestimate substantially how many people had been infected in their communities, especially during the last week of February and the first two weeks of March. At least 18 states have imposed particularly strict rules in some counties or hospitals: California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. (Some of these states, such as Hawaii and Maryland, have since loosened their criteria.)