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John Darcey Obituary (2022) – Hartford, CT

John Milton Darcey died on January 9, 2022. Known to all as “Jack”, the only child of John and Mary Darcey, he was born in Winsted, CT on January 2, 1936. Jack grew up in Winsted, where he developed many lifelong friendships. He graduated from the Gilbert School there, after which he earned a bachelor’s degree from Trinity College, Hartford, a master’s degree in education from Johns Hopkins University, and took courses for a doctorate at New York University. He loved languages ​​and taught Latin, Russian and Spanish in Baltimore before returning to CT in 1958 and starting teaching at Conard HS. His heart was filled with love for all things Spanish and he spent many school holidays in Spain over the years. His reputation for “leading the charge” in promoting language learning led to him being appointed supervisor of the foreign language department at West Hartford Public Schools. In this role, he created a direct exchange with schools in Madrid. While on hiatus due to COVID, this two-year exchange has continued to the present day, and over the years hundreds of West Hartford students and Spanish students have passed several weeks during each of the two summers to improve their language skills and learn about each other’s culture. while living with a host family. In recognition of Jack’s many initiatives to promote the study of Spanish language and culture in the United States, he was made a Knight of the Court of Spain by the former monarch, King Juan Carlos I. Very active professionally, he has served on the boards of numerous foreign language organizations, including the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ​​and the Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages ​​and chaired the latter’s conference. . In November 2020, he was recognized by the National Early Language Learning Network as a Founder and Supporter. At the state level, he was chairman of the CT COLT (CT Council of Language Teachers), was one of the founders of the COLT Poetry Contest, and chaired the COLT Language Directors Group. He has mentored many beginning language teachers and encouraged students at all levels to consider language teaching as a career. Jack inherited a love of politics and after his retirement from West Hartford Public Schools he became an active member of the West Hartford Democratic Committee and served on the Board of Education, including two terms as Chairman advice. Not feeling quite “done” with teaching, Jack began a second teaching career at the University of Connecticut, where he taught beginner and intermediate level Spanish at the West Hartford branch for 15 more years. At home, her lively, bilingual Boxers were always by her side with her beloved flower garden in view just outside. Jack had an inquisitive mind and was a loyal and faithful friend. Always an accomplished host, he organized and prepared elegant dinner parties, especially during the Christmas holidays. He leaves many caring friends, here and in Spain, among them Sergio Vega, his tireless companion and caregiver during his last years. His friends are grateful for the care provided to Jack over the past year by Elvia Ulerio and Gladys Salcedo of Hartford Health Care Independence at Home and by the team at Masonicare, especially his RN Case Manager, Denise DeMarino and Mike Cobalt, his social worker. Friends will gather this spring to celebrate Jack’s life. For online condolences, please visit www.ahernsfuneralhome.com.

Published by Hartford Courant on January 16, 2022.

The change of Omicron in Europe: pandemic or endemic?


LONDON – In Britain, France, Spain and other countries in Europe, politicians and some public health experts are advocating a new approach to the coronavirus pandemic that is both bold and resigned: that illness is becoming an inescapable part of daily life.

Governments are seizing a moment when their populations have seen less severe disease and, in some cases, a drop in new daily cases after weeks of record growth. And they are moving their mitigation policies out of the state of emergency.

In Spain, for example, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said last week that citizens “should learn to live with it, as we do with many other viruses,” and said the country should adjust the national approach to align more closely with how it handles flu outbreaks. Olivier Veran, the French Minister of Health, recently declared that France’s high level of infection and strong vaccination rate could “maybe” mean this would be the last wave.

The change comes even as the World Health Organization this week warned against treating the virus as seasonal flu, saying it was too early to make that call. Much of the disease remains unknown, the WHO said. And an increase in cases caused by the Omicron variant continues to hit the continent, while the population of much of the world remains vulnerable due to a widespread lack of vaccination, and other variants are still likely to arise. .

Still, proponents of the “learning to live with” approach point out that the latest surge in cases is different from the early days of the virus in several important ways, including a widely vaccinated population in parts of Europe, particularly in West, and a much lower hospitalization rate.

The sentiment is evident in the shift in policies the UK government has adopted since the start of this year, a radical departure from the “war footing” the country’s health service preached in December.

Changes include shorter isolation periods and the elimination of pre-departure tests for people traveling to England – largely because Omicron was already so widespread that testing had a limited effect on its spread.

There have been concrete signs that Britain could be turning a corner. There were 99,652 new cases reported on Friday, a notable drop from the 178,250 cases reported on the same day last week.

“It can’t be an emergency forever,” Graham Medley, professor of infectious disease modeling at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, told BBC Radio 4 this week. He added that the end of the pandemic would likely occur in phases rather than appearing as “an active time” when it can be declared over.

Amid this shift, messages to the public have varied, often in confusing ways. The advice may be all over the map, with some politicians declaring the last surge over and others advocating a gradual return to normal – while many experts express caution over all the unknowns and the potential for new variants.

Peter English, a retired consultant in communicable disease control, said for many public health experts and scientists in Britain the debate had moved away from lockdowns towards common sense mitigation measures. Most are now encouraging measures such as mandatory masking in public places and legislation on ventilation standards.

“There had been a row over zero Covid and the attempt to eradicate the virus through restrictions,” he said. “I think we lost that argument. I think by letting it spread to the extent that it has, it will be very, very difficult to put the genie back in the bottle.

From that perspective, he said, “we’re going to have to live with the fact that it’s endemic.” But, he added, “endemic does not mean not serious”, and he urged caution against the idea of ​​simply “learning to live with it” without mitigation measures in place.

One of the biggest concerns in England has been the intense pressure the virus is putting on the National Health Service, or NHS But some of the immediate concerns that UK hospitals could be overwhelmed with patients during this latest wave have started to subside.

Matthew Taylor, the head of the NHS Confederation, a membership organization for hospital leaders, said on Wednesday that ‘unless things change unexpectedly, we are close to the national peak of Covid patients in hospital “.

In Spain, a new surveillance system is being created to take effect once the current surge in cases subsides, and the country has also recently eased its isolation rules. But Madrid‘s push for Omicron to be treated more like the flu has been criticized by some doctors and professional associations, as well as the European Medicines Agency, who say the virus is still behaving like a pandemic.

In France, infections are still trending upwards, with nearly 300,000 new coronavirus cases reported per day this week, almost six times more than a month ago. But President Emmanuel Macron, who faces a presidential election in April, opted to keep minimal restrictions in place and instead focused on urging the French to get vaccinated.

Mr Macron’s government has rejected accusations that it has backed down from reducing the number of cases, including in schools, which on Thursday faced widespread strikes by teachers concerned about classroom safety.

Mr Véran, the French health minister, who tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, said authorities were closely monitoring UK data to determine whether France was nearing its own peak.

Germany is several weeks behind some of its European neighbors in dealing with a rise in infections. It reported 80,430 new cases on Tuesday, breaking a record set in November. But independent scientific experts have refrained from advising the government to impose further restrictions despite widespread agreement that the number of infections will continue to rise.

Christian Drosten, the country’s most famous virologist, noted that Germany would most likely eventually switch to treating the virus as endemic.

“Let’s put it this way: we shouldn’t open the door completely,” he said in a podcast interview last week. “But in some areas, we have to open the door a bit to the virus.”

Italy is also grappling with some of the highest daily infection rates since the start of the pandemic. But in recent weeks it has tightened restrictions, making vaccinations compulsory for those aged 50 and over, including requiring a health pass to use public transport.

A spokesman for Italy’s health ministry said the country was “still in a delicate phase” and recent daily increases in cases continued to put pressure on intensive care units. Italian scientists tended to agree that it is too early to declare the situation endemic, although the time had come “to start thinking about the new normal” of coexisting with the virus, said Fabrizio Pregliasco, virologist at the University of Milan.

This kind of caution is evident among a wide range of health professionals and researchers across Europe, some of whom published a plea this week in the British Medical Journal for better coordination in the approach to the pandemic. They argued that there remained an urgent need to “reduce infections to avoid overwhelming health systems and protect public life and the economy“..”

“Even under the most optimistic assumptions,” they wrote, “let Omicron run unfettered risks, potentially devastating consequences.”

In England, hospitalizations are still very high in some areas, especially in the northeast, and illness among healthcare workers continues to strain the system.

England must take a ‘thoughtful and managed approach’ to the pandemic, ‘while considering what our new normal will look like’, said Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, the staff organization of English health.

But, she added, it was clear the country had begun to develop a way of life through several waves of the virus. With much uncertainty still to come, she said it would be wrong to view this moment as an inflection point.

“Rather than being a 100-meter straight line sprint to the Covid finish line,” she explained, “it’s more of a longer-term cross-country race on all kinds of different terrain before you get to that destination.”

Elizabeth Povoledo contributed reporting from Rome, Christopher F. Schuetze from Berlin and Aurelien Breeden from Paris. Raphael Minder also contributed to the report.

English Sunday League teams can sign Real Madrid icon Roberto Carlos for a five


Sunday League teams have the opportunity to sign Real Madrid and Brazil legend Roberto Carlos for just five cents thanks to new competition.

eBay Dream Transfer will give a Sunday League side the choice of signing Carlos or former England and Chelsea striker Eni Aluko on a one-game deal.

With an entry fee of just £5 required to enter the draw, an amateur team could sign a World Cup winner for less than the cost of a pint.

100% of the raffle entry fee will be donated to the education and social inclusion charity Football Beyond Borders.

Roberto Carlos will join a Sunday League team for just five

The work of the organization is to use football to change the lives of young people.

Participation in the draw is open to all FA-registered Sunday League teams, with the winning team to be announced on January 28.

Regarding its partnership with eBay for the raffle, Football Beyond Borders said: “We are proud to harness the community power of eBay to support Football Beyond Borders by donating all funds raised during the raffle.

“They share our passion for the beautiful game and exist to change the lives of young people using their own, making that passion for football a catalyst for success in the classroom.”

Which former professional footballer would you want in your Sunday League squad? Let us know in the comments section below.

Roberto Carlos came
Roberto Carlos won the Champions League during his time at Real Madrid

Participants have the choice between two former international footballers to sign for a single match.

Carlos is a three-time Champions League winner and was part of the Brazil squad that won the World Cup in 2002.

The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan left-back is now 48, retired in 2016 and still works for Los Blancos as a marketing director.

During his career, Carlos has won 21 major trophies, with titles won in Spain, Turkey and his native Brazil.

Eni Aluko
Ex-Chelsea striker Eni Aluko’s services are also available for the teams

As for Aluko, she earned over 100 caps for England and won league titles in England and Italy, as well as spells playing in the United States.

The former Chelsea and Juventus striker has scored over 100 career goals, including one on her professional debut aged just 14.

Having retired in 2020, the 34-year-old is now the sporting director of Angel City FC, a new NWSL expansion team based in Los Angeles.

Banco Santander SA: launches the fourth edition of the Erasmus Santander scholarship program


The institution has dedicated more than 5.5 million euros to this program, which has already benefited more than 10,000 Spanish university students, with particular attention to those students who need it most.

Earlier in the day, the president of Banco Santander and Universia, Ana Botín, chaired a virtual meeting of the board of directors of Universia Spain, with the directors and rectors of Spanish universities.

“We are at a decisive moment for the future of our society and this forces us to take decisions; that the crisis serves us all – Spain, Europe, Universities and companies – as a catalyst for sustainable growth in Europe. digital era”, Botin said.

During the board meeting, the president announced that the next international meeting of Universia rectors will be held in Valencia in 2023.

Madrid, January 12, 2022
Ana Botin,
Chairman of Banco Santander and Universia, chaired the meeting of the Board of Directors of Universia Spain this morning. The directors and rectors of Spanish universities discussed in depth the concerns and needs of the university community and proposed projects to promote and improve higher education. The President was virtually accompanied by the Secretary General of Universities, Jose Manuel Pingarron, and the president of Crue Universidades Españolas (the Conference of University Rectors), Jose Carlos Gomez Villamandos, among others.

The meeting took stock of the main milestones achieved in 2021 and the fundamental challenges we face today, including the precarious labor market situation, especially for younger workers.

For Ms. Botín, in the current scenario, universities have an important role to play in three main areas: adapting the supply of talent to the demands of companies; the promotion of a technological culture in universities; and the promotion of research and its transfer to the business sector, which is the key to generating ideas that can materialize in future projects that create wealth and jobs.

“Universities, together with institutions and the business sector, must lead the research and technological revolution that Spain and Europe need. And this leadership and collaboration with business must aim to develop the talents that allow them to be competitive. “We are at a decisive moment for the future of our society and this forces us to take decisions; that the crisis serves us all – Spain, Europe, Universities and companies – as a catalyst for sustainable growth in Europe. digital era”, she stated.

Ana Botín reiterated the benefits of greater coordination between institutions, universities and companies, as well as Santander’s commitment to higher education, to which it has allocated more than 2,000 million euros over the 25 years, helping more than 630,000 students, professionals, entrepreneurs and SMEs.

She also took the opportunity to announce that the next International Meeting of Rectors of Universia will be held in Valencia next year, following the one held in Salamanca in 2018 with the participation of 600 rectors from 26 countries, representing 10 million students from all over the world. For three days, the city will become the world capital of higher education, discussing the main challenges facing universities.

Europe is slowly starting to consider treating COVID like the flu


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Spain is calling for COVID-19 to be treated as an endemic disease, like the flu, becoming the first major European country to explicitly suggest people live with it.

The idea has gradually gained ground and could prompt a reassessment of government strategies to fight the virus. UK Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi told the BBC on Sunday that the UK was “on the path to transition from pandemic to endemic”.

Falling hospitalization and death rates for the omicron variant despite record infections have prompted Spain‘s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to offer the tantalizing prospect of a Europe that goes beyond pandemic-style restrictions on normal life.

“We need to assess the course of COVID from a pandemic to an endemic disease,” Sanchez said in a radio interview on Monday, adding that European governments may need to assess the disease with parameters different from those used until now.

In places like France, Germany, Italy and Romania – which all have the highest average daily case levels in the entire pandemic – it may be a bit early for such discussions. In addition, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday that at present, more than half of Europeans are on the verge of contracting the omicron variant within the next two months.

But as governments strive to keep schools open and economies functioning as normally as possible, a drop in hospitalizations may prompt reconsideration of strategies.

For now, France and Germany continue to tighten restrictions, especially on unvaccinated. French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants to make the life of the unvaccinated as difficult as possible, and is seeking to set up a vaccine pass to access bars and restaurants, or even to travel by train.

The Netherlands has maintained one of the strictest lockdowns in Europe, with restaurants and bars closed. In Italy, the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi has made vaccines compulsory for people over 50.

“Most of the problems we have today come from the fact that there are people who are not vaccinated,” Draghi said at a press conference in Rome on Monday.

But while vaccinations have been essential in keeping most people with omicron out of hospital, injections have been less effective in stopping the spread of the variant. This leaves politicians trying to figure out how to contain the spread, especially as vocal groups in their countries increasingly oppose limits on restaurants, bars and other activities.

Despite one of the highest COVID rates in Europe, Ireland will maintain a voluntary vaccination system, according to Prime Minister Micheal Martin. The Belgian government wants to give people a “free choice”, said Prime Minister Alexander De Croo.

Many countries are shortening quarantine periods as they try to keep essential services operational. The latest is the Czech Republic, which, since Tuesday, has forced HIV-positive people to self-isolate for five days, up from two weeks previously.

Travel restrictions have also shown their limits. The UK was the first country to ban flights from southern Africa, where the omicron was first identified. Yet it was the first place in Europe to experience an omicron wave. Likewise, France has exceeded the UK case rate despite limits on travel from Britain.

The Spanish government has been working on a new surveillance approach in recent weeks, and Health Minister Carolina Darias has raised the issue with her European counterparts, Sanchez said.

The effort came as Spain reported nearly 692,000 new cases in the past seven days, with 13.4% of hospital beds used for COVID patients, according to data from the Ministry of Health. This compares to 13.8% a year earlier, when the number of recorded weekly cases was just over 115,000.

If European countries manage to ease restrictions in the coming weeks, last year’s experiences will remain a cautionary tale. Denmark removed all COVID restrictions last fall, while the Netherlands dropped all masking requirements. Both countries currently have some of the highest case rates in Europe and have reimposed restrictions.

Official visit of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to Romania and Spain

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi appreciates Romania’s support for Pakistan within the EU, especially for GSP+ status. – Twitter/@SMQreshiPTI
  • Foreign ministers review the full range of bilateral relations.
  • Discussions focus on exploring opportunities to deepen engagement in different sectors of trade and commerce, investment, defence, education, labor, science and technology and Culture.
  • President Batet thanks the Shah for Pakistan’s assistance in evacuating people of concern from Afghanistan.

BUCHAREST: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi paid an official visit to Romania from January 9 to 10, 2022, at the invitation of Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu.

During the bilateral talks, the two foreign ministers reviewed the full range of bilateral relations. Discussions were held on exploring opportunities to further deepen engagement in different sectors, including trade and commerce, investment, defence, education, labour, science and technology and culture.

The two countries agreed to hold the next round of bilateral political consultations in Islamabad and to revive the Joint Economic Commission.

– Twitter/@SMQreshiPTI
– Twitter/@SMQreshiPTI

Qureshi appreciated Romania’s support for Pakistan within the European Union (EU), especially for GSP+ status.

Exchanging views on regional issues, the Foreign Minister briefed his Romanian counterpart on Pakistan’s efforts for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan and the continued human rights abuses in Israeli-occupied Jammu and Kashmir. India (IOJK).

Pakistan and Romania signed two memorandums of understanding during the visit relating to the awarding of scholarships to Pakistani students by the Politehnica University of Bucharest; and Cooperation between the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) and the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI).

The Foreign Minister also visited Romanian Prime Minister Nicolae Ciuca and reiterated Pakistan’s will to build a broad and substantial relationship with Romania.

He thanked the Romanian government for announcing the donation of 500,000 doses of the COVID vaccine to Pakistan.

Prime Minister Ciuca appreciated Pakistan’s facilitation in the evacuation of Romanian nationals from Afghanistan.

During the meeting with the Romanian Minister of Economy, both sides appreciated the increase in bilateral trade despite COVID and discussed ways to further strengthen economic ties.

Aurescu took to his official Twitter account and wrote, “Glad to welcome FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi today for in-depth policy consultations, including following up on valuable recent contacts. We discussed prospects and concrete ways to advance our political dialogue, economic ties, sectoral cooperation and interpersonal relations.

Earlier, Qureshi inaugurated the “Pakistan Cultural & Trade Exhibition Center” at the Pakistan Embassy in Bucharest. The Center will serve as a venue for a permanent exhibition of Pakistani export items and for holding cultural events aimed at promoting tourism and the sweet image of the country.

Addressing the Pakistani community in Romania, Qureshi highlighted the measures taken by the government to ensure the welfare of the Pakistani diaspora.

Pakistan and Romania maintain close and friendly ties. The two sides have similar views on important regional and global issues and have traditionally cooperated in various international forums.

Qureshi meets the President of the Spanish Congress of Deputies

MADRID: FM Qureshi called the President of the Congress of Deputies of Spain Meritxell Batet and discussed ways to strengthen bilateral relations between Pakistan and Spain in various fields.

Stressing the importance of parliamentary exchanges, the Minister of Foreign Affairs invited Spanish parliamentarians to visit Pakistan, which would contribute to consolidating the areas of ongoing cooperation.

Batet agreed with Shah that the threat of COVID-19 should be addressed through global cooperation through judicious distribution of vaccines and providing fiscal space for developing countries to invest in the health and health sectors. revive their economies.

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The President of the Spanish Congress of Deputies, Ms. Meritxell Batet, welcomed Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi upon his arrival at the Spanish Parliament on January 11, 2022. — PID

President Batet thanked Shah for Pakistan’s assistance in evacuating people of concern from Afghanistan. Both parties expressed converging views on the need to retain qualified human resources in Afghanistan to manage the functioning of various state and social institutions.

Highlighting the recent 17th Extraordinary Session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers (OIC-CFM) hosted by Pakistan on 19th December 2021, to address the urgent humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, the Foreign Minister reiterated the need for an interim government to be established in Afghanistan by the international community.

Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with the President and members of the Spanish Foreign Relations Commission in Madrid on January 11, 2022. — PID
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi met with the President and members of the Spanish Foreign Relations Commission in Madrid on January 11, 2022. — PID

He appreciated the interest of the EU and the donation of 20 million euros from Spain for humanitarian support to the Afghan people. The commitment of the Spanish government to play a supportive role in ensuring education for children, especially Afghan women and girls, was very commendable.

Batet accepted Shah’s invitation to lead a parliamentary delegation to Pakistan in the near future.

This visit was undertaken with a view to enhancing Pakistan’s engagement with members of the European Union, in particular by improving economic interface and sharing Pakistan’s perspective on important regional issues.

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How Mo Salah became the new king of football


For Salah, it’s more than money. It’s a matter of recognition. “The problem is, when you ask for something and they show you that they can give you something,” he said, they should, “because they appreciate what you’ve done for the club. . I’ve been here since my fifth year now. I know the club very well. I love the fans. The fans love me. But with the administration, they have [been] recounted the situation. It is in their hands.

If Liverpool are unwilling to meet their salary demands – quite possible, given the reluctance of the FSG to pay superstars’ salaries to Liverpool and the Red Sox – few clubs in world football could. Barcelona are notoriously broke. Real Madrid are apparently targeting French striker Kylian Mbappé. There is Paris Saint-Germain, with their unlimited funding backed by Qatar, but otherwise the only real contenders are the two clubs Manchester or Chelsea, and a move to either of them would set the status of Salah as a Liverpool legend. (I have to admit here that I’ve been a Liverpool fan for 20 years. Yes, I asked him to stay. No, that didn’t help.)

Salah knows his own worth and his next deal could be his last chance to make a lot of money. There’s also the Salah brand to consider: it has sponsorship deals with Adidas, Oppo, Uber, and Pepsi, each paying generously for its image. (MBC, the Arab TV channel, reportedly paid Salah $ 650,000 to interview him that day at town hall.)

He is 29 years old now. Conventional wisdom says soccer players peak at around 30, although recent advancements in sports science are changing that: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, for example, still scores for AC Milan at 40. “There isn’t. than Zlatan, ”says Salah. “[Cristiano] Ronaldo is 36 years old, [Karim] Benzema, 34 years old. All the best players of the moment, [Robert] Lewandowski, Messi, all are 34, 35. ”At home, Salah has built his own recovery room, including a cryotherapy bath and hyperbaric chamber, things you would normally only find in a training center or center. advanced processing. “I have everything at home. It’s a hospital, ”says Salah.

“He’s like a sponge for information. He has a relentless thirst to be better, ”says Klopp. “He’s never satisfied. He is so attentive to what is asked of him for what helps the team. But besides that, his commitment to individual improvement is remarkable. Whether it’s the fitness and conditioning trainers or the nutritionist or whoever, he looks for those little margins everywhere. “

Salah rarely speaks in public and never in politics. You think this is partly self-preservation: Salah’s visibility in Egypt and the Middle East means that anything he says or does in politics is immediately relevant internationally. In the Middle East and online, coverage of him can sometimes come close to moral police: When Salah posted a photo of his family celebrating Christmas on Instagram, it led to a torrent of abuse. But the controversy is a distraction, and so he tried to remove that from his life as well. He doesn’t go out to party and doesn’t play video games often, preferring to stay home with his children instead. “People really change with fame and money, so I’m just trying not to do the same, to stay steady,” he says. This too is deliberate, an investment to ensure that he can reach his maximum potential and stay there as long as possible.

Tank top, $ 890, by Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello. Pants, $ 695, by Maryam Nassir Zadeh.

Tottenham confident to sign Adama Traore, Barca want Christensen from Chelsea, Haaland


Hello football fans

Tottenham are said to be “confident to seal” Adama Traore’s transfer signing this month.

Wolves winger Traore, 25, has been linked with a move to north London for months.

Now, the Athletic reports that “it is certain that a deal can be made” for Traore before the end of the January transfer window.

Meanwhile, Philippe Coutinho completed his medical before his loan transfer to Aston Villa in style after taking a private jet to France.

The Brazilian star, 29, agreed to reunite with former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard in the Midlands on a short-term contract last week.

The disgraced Barcelona star took a private jet to France with his wife Aine and friend Juan Vasconcellos.

However, Newcastle are not having much luck in the transfer market as their transfer offer for Sven Botman is turned off, according to reports.

Lille consider Botman, 21, “untouchable” and will open talks on an improved contract this summer, although his current contract does not expire until the end of the 2024-25 season.

And finally, Barcelona have reportedly declared themselves out of the race for Arsenal transfer target Renato Sanches.

El Nacional claim that the Lille midfielder is ready for a new adventure this summer.

But Barcelona boss Xavi is not convinced Sanches has the right attributes to be successful in Spain.

How a Simple Booklet Can Help Friends and Family Make a Better Life


Volunteers from the National Church of Scientology of Spain share “The Way to Happiness” with those who live and visit Madrid’s literary quarter.

Using this booklet can increase your chances of happiness.

Using this booklet can increase your chances of happiness.

Volunteers encourage others to pass on copies of the booklet.

Volunteers encourage others to pass on copies of the booklet.

Share “The Way to Happiness” with friends and visitors.

MADRID, CALIFORNIA, SPAIN, January 10, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ – Volunteers from the National Church of Scientology of Spain share “The Way to Happiness” with friends and visitors to their neighborhood, the beautiful and historic neighborhood literary in Madrid. The region is known not only for its culture but also for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

In Madrid, as in cities around the world, the past 21 months of COVID have created challenges requiring new skills and solutions. It’s one of the reasons Church of Scientology volunteers turn to The Way to Happiness, a common sense guide to living better. If you know something is working, you naturally want to share it with others, say volunteers who use the booklet to “point the way to a safer, happier life.”

This common sense, non-religious moral code, written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, contains 21 precepts or principles that, if used, can increase one’s chances of happiness. Completely non-religious, its 21 precepts can be used by anyone regardless of race, culture or creed to promote kindness, honesty, and basic life skills.

But there is also another aspect which is particularly relevant in Spain. The economic crisis from 2008 to 2014 had already shaken the labor market. Then came the pandemic, and according to a September 2021 article in El Pais, a report presented by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development found that the rate of young Spaniards between the ages of 18 and 24 who are not employed, neither in education or training is 19.9% ​​- the second highest in the EU after Italy.

Survival depends on many factors. To help meet even these kinds of challenges and give people an edge, not only The Way to Happiness features a code of conduct that can boost interpersonal relationships and self-confidence, the booklet also has an entire section to help gain new skills and be able to apply them competently.

A free online course in 17 languages ​​covering each of the 21 precepts is available on The Way to Happiness website, www.thewaytohappiness.org, which includes the text of the booklet, the feature film The Way to Happiness book-on-film and 21 public service announcements illustrating each of the precepts of the booklet.

Immensely popular since its first publication, the book is distributed in 115 languages ​​in 186 nations. It holds a Guinness World Record as the most translated non-religious book.

The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for a happier life contained in The Way to Happiness.

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IT News Online – Prime Numbers DAO, a scholarship-based utility NFT project, announces the presale of its native “$ PRNT” token.


Prime Numbers DAO, Prime DAO, NFT Project, and GameFi Project’s XDC Network designed to provide scholarship opportunities for students, is currently hosting a pre-sale of its native “$ prnt” token.

MADRID, SPAIN / ACCESSWIRE / January 10, 2022 / Prime numbers, a DAO with unique use cases, is currently in the middle of its presale on the XDC network, with the intention of moving forward in its quest to provide scholarship opportunities to students around the world through the sale of NFT. Prime numbers are a one-of-a-kind ecosystem that seamlessly combines blockchain games and NFTs. Each NFT prime number is generative and is a unique function of the inputs used.

The main objective of the Prime Numbers project is to help financially struggling students around the world who are having difficulty paying their tuition fees. When a prime NFT number is sold, half of the proceeds go to the student fund and the other half to token holders. Additionally, using the NFT royalty standard, 2.5% of each resale will go to PRNT holders and an additional 2.5% to DAO PrimeNumbers.

Students who are not eligible for a scholarship will secure a student loan by providing valuable NFT as collateral, which investors will fund in the hope that the charge will default, allowing them to claim the rare NFT. This way, a student who has significant net worth in NFT will achieve a high grade without selling NFTs.

Prime NFTs would be powered by the XDC network, a blockchain known for its high power, low transaction costs, and speed.

Additionally, prime number DAO would be supported by its utility token, $ PRNT. Prime numbers would perform a more active user form of DAO governance, with $ PRNT token holders having a say in DAO’s day-to-day operations. DAO members can also wager $ PRNT to earn fantastic rewards. Additionally, $ PRNT would be the in-game token for the upcoming Prime Numbers DAO game, which would occur much later in 2022. Finally, DAO members who hold $ PRNT are also eligible for the Prime Numbers NFT lottery, which their allows you to have a Prime NFT number for free.

The $ PRNT presale is currently live, and information can be found here https://medium.com/@PrimeNumbersFi/primenumbers-pre-sale-f719fd4bdb7e, allowing the public to invest in such a promising project at this early stage. The presale offers 300,000 tokens with no vesting period. Also, during this private sale, $ PRNT can only be purchased with XDC tokens ranging from 38 to 45 XDC. This presale would help Prime Number improve education and provide free scholarships to students. $ PRNT also provides a lot of utility to its token holders, and with 2022 being the year of DAOs with utility, Prime numbers seem like a good investment opportunity.

For more information about the project, please contact the team through the following channels:

Website: https://www.primenumbers.es/
Telegram: https://t.me/PrimeNumbersFi
Discord: https://discord.com/invite/GSgkEbZyd2
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PrimeNumbersFi?s=09

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