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  • Gladiator and animal "prisons" found intact at the Roman amphitheatre of Cartagena

    12/18/2018 9:46:09 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 19 replies
    Murcia Today ^ | May 18, 2018 | unattributed
    The dig is taking place underneath one of the walls of the disused bull ring, a wall which has been reinforced specifically so that the archaeologists could begin their work beneath it, and the opinion of the experts is that these rooms were used to hold gladiators and animals captive before they were released to do battle in the arena itself. Their existence was documented in the 18th century, well before the construction of the bull ring, and the roofs were re-discovered in 1999, but until now no-one was aware of how well they have survived the passing of two...
  • Miss Universe 2018: All Eyes on Spain's Transgender Contestant Ahead of Announcement

    12/16/2018 9:48:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    News 18 ^ | 12/16/2018
    Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history. Carrying a bold message of inclusion, transgender rights and a sharp rebuke to US President Donald Trump, Miss Spain's Angela Ponce is blazing a trail as the first transgender contestant in Miss Universe's 66-year history. The willowy beauty is making history since the pageant reversed a longstanding policy in 2012 that participants must be "naturally born" women. Explaining her broad appeal the plain-speaking 27-year-old says "who hasn't suffered from prejudice? Who hasn't had to deal with bullying?" Outside the walls of Miss...
  • Expect years of construction: Md. Beltway, I-270 toll lanes to be built in phases from Legion Bridge

    12/15/2018 10:18:54 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    WTOP ^ | November 19, 2018 | Max Smith
    WASHINGTON — Toll lanes around the Capital Beltway and I-270 in Maryland could be built in several separate phases and even operated by different companies under the latest plans released to industry insiders. It indicates Beltway construction could last for years. The first phase would include fixes for the Legion Bridge.A new document sent last week ahead of the next forum for private companies that could design, build and operate the lanes said that while Maryland eventually plans more than 70 miles of toll lanes from Frederick to Bethesda and from the Legion Bridge to near Oxon Hill, building out...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Saturday 12/15/2018 Newsdump Edition

    12/15/2018 5:28:46 AM PST · by Nextrush · 5 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/15/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Today is the fifth consecutive Saturday of "yellow vests" protests in Paris and other parts of France.... There were 92 arrests as of 730am Eastern time in the US... In London a yellow vests protest demanding "Brexit now" blocked Westminster Bridge for awhile on Friday.... On that terrorist attack in France the other day. One of the injured has died raising the death toll to four.... President Trump has named Mick Mulvaney as acting chief of staff...... In Texas US District Judge Reed O'Connor has ruled a key provision of the Obamacare law unconstitutional.... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has...
  • Spanish prosecutors file tax evasion charges against Shakira

    12/14/2018 7:00:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 14, 2018
    Spanish prosecutors are charging pop music star Shakira with tax evasion, alleging she failed to pay more than €14.5 million ($16.3 million) between 2012 and 2014. The charges Friday allege Shakira listed the Bahamas as her official residence for tax purposes during those years but was in fact living in Spain with her partner, Spanish soccer player Gerard Piqué. […] The Colombian singer officially moved to Spain for tax purposes in 2015. …
  • Tesla Model 3 In Europe Will Come With A CCS Charging Port [EU standard]

    12/09/2018 12:38:56 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 43 replies
    CleanTechnica ^ | November 14th, 2018 | Steve Hanley
    On November 14, Tesla officially unveiled its Model 3 sedan in Europe and began inviting customers on the Old Continent to place their orders for the most affordable vehicle in the company's lineup of all electric cars... left-hand-drive versions of the Model 3 are expected to be available in Europe in the first half of 2019 with right-hand-drive versions coming available in the second half of next year. That's good news, but what is really exciting for many living there is that those European-spec Model 3s will come equipped with a CCS charging port, giving Model 3 drivers many more...
  • 70 arrested in Brussels during 'yellow vest' protest

    12/08/2018 4:39:41 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    Times Live ^ | 08 December 2018 - 15:19 | AFP
    According to Belga news agency, young protesters blocked a highway linking Brussels to the town of Rekkem in Flanders, located near the French border. They also put up a barricade near the Franco-Belgian border close to Adinkerque, Belga said. The "yellow vest" movement in France originally started as a protest about planned fuel hikes but has morphed into a mass protest against President Emmanuel Macron's policies and top-down style of governing. It has spilled over to some other countries, including Belgium and especially in the country's French-speaking region. On November 30, a "yellow vest" protest by some 300 people in...
  • A 1,000-year-old road lost to time

    12/05/2018 2:39:13 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    In 990AD, the Archbishop of Canterbury named Sigeric the Serious had a more practical reason to walk to Rome. Having risen into his prestigious office, he needed to visit the Vatican to be ordained and collect his official garments. At the time he made the journey, there were many different paths to Rome. But Sigeric, who’d left from Canterbury, wrote down his route home through Italy, Switzerland, France and into the UK, cataloguing the towns he stayed in on his journey. The route he took now makes up the official Via Francigena. The only part that cannot be completed on...
  • Spain’s Socialists take hit in Andalusia vote as 'far right' wins seats

    12/03/2018 12:27:32 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Politico EU ^ | 12/3/18 | Diego Torres
    MADRID — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s Socialist Party took a beating Sunday in an election in Andalusia that saw the far right win seats in one of the country’s regional parliaments for the first time in decades. The Socialists (PSOE) — which have ruled the southern region uninterrupted for 36 years — came in first but could lose their grip on power if parties on the right team up against them. Juanma Moreno — the local leader of the Popular Party — said as the results came in that he would try to replace the Socialists’ incumbent regional leader,...
  • A word for The body of Christ[Charismatic Caucus]

    12/03/2018 8:05:00 AM PST · by Jedediah
    There is an AWAKENING COMING and ALL you are a part in this but do you KNOW your PART ,for how can the Body of Christ move in beautiful simpatico (mutual understanding with another), Perfect harmony with itself without ENTIRE UNITY ?! Amos 3:3 Shall two walk together at all, if they do not know one another ? My answer to you is prayer through humility for as you come to me on your knees and your heart in total surrender , Truly I shall speak to each one and impart and reveal your True Calling and its Purpose to...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 12/3/2018

    12/03/2018 5:21:05 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 12/3/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Good morning, its time for solid news instead of political Kool Aid. The US military has attacked Syrian army positions in Eastern Syria with 14 missiles, that's the world from Syria's defense ministry...... To the rising tensions over Brexit in the UK. The opposition Labor Party says the country faces a constitutional crisis if the Prime Minister does not reveal the legal advice she has been given by the Attorney General about Brexit..... Nigel Farage went on his radio show Sunday and he took time out from opposing Mrs. May's Brexit plan to trash the political party of Brexit he...
  • High-tech search company claims to have found Atlantis

    12/01/2018 6:37:32 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 56 replies
    nypost ^ | November 29, 2018 | 4:24pm | Updated | Mike Wehner, BGR
    Now, with a suite of high-tech hardware at its disposal, a company called Merlin Burrows believes it might have finally pinpointed the location where the city once stood.... Bruce Blackburn says his company used satellite data to comb an area that the group believed may have been the location of the thriving city. Their work began years ago and, according to Blackburn, the location was chosen based on Plato’s writings as well as other texts. The spot, which is located near the coast in Spain’s Doñana National Park, was subsequently searched for clues. Merlin Burrows says it was then that...
  • It was by Faith[Charismatic Caucus]

    11/29/2018 7:42:14 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Do you see my children it is as your faith becomes a sword as it did for the Centurion that I go before you, for truly as you abide in my faithfulness that it then manifests as a Truth and this is "The Domain of Zion" where wonders and miracles abound for Truly it is with your faith firmly grasped by your heart that I call you My Beloved Overcomer, as Abram became Abraham . Now take this finished faith to others for I AM your Yes and Amen Forevermore . . . Hebrews 11:17-31 17 It was by faith...
  • Wary of Trump's USA, Central American migrants find only despair in Spain (Fax me a Kleenex)

    11/23/2018 5:38:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Metro News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Sabela Ojea, Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - Migrants from Central America are turning to former colonial master Spain as they face rejection from the United States in their attempts to escape rampant violence and poverty at home, but the streets of Madrid offer little relief. After selling all they have to pay for flights to Europe, the migrants often end up sleeping on the streets or in doorways, without warm clothes, food or cash....
  • Amazon Workers In The UK Are Planning to Protest on Black Friday. Here's Why.

    11/22/2018 4:19:21 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Beth Bauman
    Amazon employees at five the United Kingdom's largest warehouses are planning to stage rallies and protests on Black Friday to bring attention to their "inhumane conditions," Buzzfeed News reported. The protests are being staged by GMB Union who help negotiate on behalf of Amazon employees, although they aren't officially recognized. Other unions throughout Europe are coordinating similar protests in collaboration with GMB. Workers in Spain, Italy, Poland and Germany are planning to walk off the job on Friday when the internet giant is scheduled to have Black Friday deals. The main distribution centers who are protesting are in Rugeley, Milton...
  • The biggest solar parks in the world are now being built in India

    03/28/2018 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Cronos · 10 replies
    The LA Times ^ | 19 March 2018 | Shashank Bengali
    Weeds poke listlessly from the flat, rocky earth as the temperature climbs to the mid-90s. On a cloudless March afternoon, the blue horizon stretches out uninterrupted, as if even birds are too weary to fly.On this unforgiving patch of southern India, millions of silver-gray panels glimmer in the sun, the start of what officials say will be the biggest solar power station in the world.When completed, the Pavagada solar park is expected to produce 2,000 megawatts of electricity, enough to power 700,000 households — and the latest milestone in India's transition to generating more green energy. Long regarded as a...
  • Reports: Trump Admin Considers Branding Venezuela State Sponsor of Terrorism

    11/21/2018 11:00:11 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Nov 2018 | Ben Kew
    The Trump administration is considering plans to designate Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime in Venezuela a state sponsor of terrorism over its support for Hezbollah and Marxist guerrillas, according to a report from the Spanish newspaper ABC on Tuesday. According to U.S. officials who spoke with the Spanish newspaper, administration officials are currently deliberating whether to add Venezuela to the list of state sponsors of terrorism over its support for groups including the Basque separatist movement ETA, Iran’s Lebanese terror proxy Hezbollah, and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). Officials have so far refused to officially confirm whether they plan to...
  • EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be...

    11/04/2018 7:49:24 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | NOV 4, 2018 8:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    FULL TITLE: EU votes for total ban on organizations opposed to mass Muslim migration, thought police to be created “The Parliament is concerned by the increasing normalisation of fascism, racism and xenophobia and calls on EU states to ban neo-fascist and neo-Nazi groups.” The problem with this is that the EU labels as “neo-fascist” and “neo-Nazi” all those who oppose their agenda of mass Muslim migration and want to preserve European states as free societies. “MEPs argue, that there is a legal laxity towards ‘right-wing organisations’ in some member states and that this is one of the reasons behind the...
  • Spain Says Vatican to Help with Discreet Reburial of Franco

    10/30/2018 6:36:33 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 8 replies
    Crux ^ | 10/30/18 | AP
    MADRID, Spain - The Spanish government said Tuesday that the Vatican has agreed to jointly find ways to prevent the remains of late Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from being reburied under a central Madrid cathedral after they are exhumed from a glorifying mausoleum. Relatives of Franco want to reinter his embalmed body in a family crypt under Almudena Cathedral if the government delivers on a promise to remove it from the Valley of the Fallen, a self-aggrandizing mausoleum outside of the Spanish capital where he was interred upon his death in 1975 alongside the remains of some 34,000 fighters...
  • Thousands Protest Outside Madrid Cathedral Against Franco Burial

    10/29/2018 5:58:18 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/25/18 | Catherine MacDonald
    MADRID (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters gathered outside the Almudena Roman Catholic Cathedral in central Madrid on Thursday to demonstrate against any plans to bury the remains of former dictator Francisco Franco at the site. Families of the tens of thousands of his opponents who were killed or imprisoned during his near four-decade rule oppose his burial at such an emblematic site. Spanish lawmakers voted in September to remove the remains of Franco from a mausoleum where tens of thousands of victims of the 1936-39 civil war that brought him to power are also laid to rest. It is still...