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  • Minors in “lingerie” parade at carnival in Spain; triggers strong criticism

    02/14/2024 2:26:32 PM PST · by knighthawk · 16 replies
    BlazeTrends ^ | February 14 2024 | ROBERT JAMES
    The Torrevieja Carnival in Alicante (Spain) was embroiled in heated controversy after the parade, which provoked strong criticism and reactions on social networks. The proposal of the Osadía troupe, made up of a group of participants in provocative costumes, The focus was on the criticism of various political and social ideologies, particularly in the context of feminism and LGBT+ groups. The participants, minors, wore costumes that simulated barely covered bodies, with open colored jackets, ties, nipple shields, lingerie, fishnet stockings and heels. In addition, they carried flags on their backs with allusions to right-wing and left-wing parties. and political opinions...
  • Spain sets up ranger patrol to protect villages from massive bears that were once nearly extinct

    02/11/2024 11:52:11 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | Feb. 10, 2024, | Angela Barbuti
    Spain’s Iberian brown bear population, which was once almost extinct, has made such a strong recovery that a ranger patrol was set up to deter them from roaming into small villages in the country’s north. The regional government of Castile and Leon arranged for the patrol, which consists of nine rangers, to guard residents and their crops in the mining town of Villablino and the surrounding area, in the province of Palencia, ... bear can weigh from 330 to 550 pounds and stand over 6.5 feet tall, ... Angeles Orallo, 73, has been attempting to keep the bears away from...
  • Shocking moment man attacks women waiting for a Barcelona tube in orgy of violence that ends with him punching one innocent commuter to the ground

    02/10/2024 10:57:43 AM PST · by lowbridge · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | February 10, 2024 | Natalia Penza
    This is the shocking moment a man attacks several women while waiting for a tube in Barcelona. The orgy of violence ends with him punching an innocent commuter to the ground. The man can be seen walking down the platform and lashing out at different women before running up and brutally punching an unsuspecting young woman as she listened to music on headphones and looked at her mobile phone. He hit his last victim so hard that he lost his balance and fell to the ground as she hit the floor. The last commuter that the man targeted is said...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Friday 2/9/2023 Israel's Credit Rating Lowered, Aussie Foreign Minister Slams China, Israel Moves Towards South Gaza Military Operation, Shipping CEO Says Military Ops Off Yemen Don't Guarantee Safety

    02/09/2024 8:27:21 PM PST · by Nextrush
    Nextrush Free ^ | 2/9/2024 | Nextrush/Self
    Topping 164 million views... "No one will lay a finger on your firearms" That is what President Donald Trump... "We The People" The first three words of the US Constitution and the name of a new political party... A new poll out in Israel showing continuing lower popularity for Prime Minister...But the "Far-Right" parties...60 percent of Israelis polled recently want the war... Moody's ratings service lowering Israel's credit rating... Dutch politics Geert Wilders... Two dead three others escaping in the crash of a twin-engine jet... An Israeli air strike in the area of Damascus, Syria... A missile attack on a...
  • Traces of meteoric iron in the Villena Treasure

    02/02/2024 1:21:55 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | January 25, 2024 | Mark Milligan
    A study published in the journal Prehistory Works, indicates that two objects sampled from the Villena Treasure were smithed using meteoric iron...The Villena Treasure is one of the most important Bronze Age hoard finds in the Iberian Peninsula, discovered by José María Soler in 1963 in Villena, Spain. Archaeologists uncovered a collection of bowls, bottles, and bracelets, which were ornately crafted from gold, silver, iron and amber.Iron was considered a precious metal before the advent of iron smelting, where meteoric iron was the only source of iron metal used to make jewellery, tools, and weapons during the Bronze Age.Iron sourced...
  • Spanish priest, 80, found naked and strangled to death at home in 'lovers dispute' - as man, 40, arrested

    01/27/2024 7:45:53 AM PST · by lowbridge · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | January 26, 2024 | Stewart Carr
    The body of an elderly priest accused of paying male migrants for sex was discovered naked in bed in his Spanish apartment. Alfonso López Benito, 80, a former canon of Valencia Cathedral, was found deceased on Tuesday by a friend and janitor who had gone to pay him a visit. A postmortem found he had died by suffocation and had likely been dead for several days. A 40-year-old South American man has been arrested on suspicion of murder. Described as a Peruvian immigrant, he was said to have tried to use the priest's bank card in a local bar. Police...
  • $35 M. Velázquez Portrait of Spanish Queen Pulled by Sotheby’s

    01/09/2024 4:03:08 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ARTnews ^ | Francesca Aton
    A Diego Velázquez portrait of Spanish Queen Isabel de Borbón, which was expected to break the artist’s previous records, was quietly withdrawn from auction by Sotheby’s in New York. The court painting, which has been owned by a private family trust in the US since 1978, was pulled due to “ongoing discussions” on behalf of the sellers. The painting did not appear in the auction house’s digital sales catalogue released on December 21. There is speculation that a US museum may have put in an offer, however, Sotheby’s declined to comment, the Art Newspaper reported Friday. The 1620s painting was...
  • Spain considers nationwide hospital mask rule, as flu, COVID hit Europe

    01/08/2024 11:51:06 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/08/2023 | Reuters
    MADRID, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Spain's government proposed a nationwide mandate for people to wear masks in hospitals and health clinics on Monday, and Italy said respiratory illness infection rates had hit a record, as flu and COVID spread across Europe. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control recommended that people on the continent stay home if they feel sick, and consider wearing masks in crowds or healthcare settings, with flu spreading as it typically does this time of year but hitting some countries harder than others. It said Europeans should follow national guidelines on vaccinating vulnerable groups. Flu...
  • BREAKING: Spain bans Human Events Special on Franco on X, declares it illegal / harmful speech

    01/07/2024 6:27:12 PM PST · by bitt · 29 replies
    humanevents ^ | 1/7/2024 | SARA HIGDON
    The Spanish government banned a Human Events special about the Spanish Civil War from X, on the basis that it is "Illegal or Harmful Speech." A message from X to Human Events host Jack Posobiec reads, "In accordance with applicable law, X is now permanently withholding the reported content in Spain, specifically for the following legal grounds: Illegal or Harmful Speech." X explained in its notification that Posobiec can appeal the decision internally or, may challenge the decision "in an out-of-court Dispute settlement Proceeding or by filing a lawsuit with a competent court." In the restricted post from Dec. 28,...
  • Flu Spike Triggers Calls For Face Mask Return

    01/05/2024 1:15:47 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 04 Jan 2024 | John Ensor
    Rise In Flu Cases Sparks Call For Face Mask Recall Patient and doctor wearing face masks. Credit: Yuganov Konstantin/ AS Spain wrestles with the resurgence of respiratory illnesses, doctors are requesting that face masks be mandatory in primary care. In light of the escalating flu cases, similar to pre-pandemic levels, the Spanish Society of Family and Community Medicine (semFYC) has urged the reinstatement of mandatory masks in Primary Care centres. In late December, Spain experienced a significant increase in respiratory illnesses, including flu, COVID-19, and bronchiolitis, impacting Primary Care and emergency hospital services. This surge in cases has led to...
  • Archaeologists Totally Confused By Bizarre Anglo-Saxon Find

    01/02/2024 8:42:07 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 02, 2024 10:16 AM ET | KAY SMYTHE
    An object uncovered by archaeologists in Norfolk, England, is “completely unlike” anything else ever discovered, experts said Monday. The tiny 19.4 mm (o.7 inch) object is a gilded silver relic, adorned with intricate designs appearing to show an animal looking over its shoulder, according to The Telegraph. The piece is believed to be at least 1,200 years old and archaeologists reportedly can’t determine the purpose of the mysterious object. Detectorists found the piece in a crumpled condition, but it appears to be a round object with shallow sides, making it somewhat dish-shaped. “It was made by someone with a real...
  • Europe on high alert as Christmas terror plots foiled in France, Germany, Austria

    12/24/2023 9:23:56 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/24/2023 | Anugrah Kumar
    Several Muslim suspects have been arrested in France, Germany and Austria for allegedly planning Christmas terror attacks, according to reports, which say there’s a “very high level of terrorist threat” from Islamic terrorists in France. Spain is also on alert.In France, five men, aged 20 to 23, were apprehended in Meurthe-et-Moselle, Le Parisien reported, saying French intelligence services had been surveilling the men for links to criminal terrorist associations and they were found scouting Strasbourg Christmas market.A video filmed at the market featuring one suspect saying, “And there, we shoot,” was found during a raid. These men are believed to...
  • Man Caught Smuggling Live Elvers Worth €200,000 ($218K)

    12/18/2023 9:19:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 16 Dec 2023 | John Ensor
    Wildlife trafficking is an ongoing problem in Spain and throughout Europe. In a recent crackdown, authorities in Guadalajara have made a significant arrest and seized 170 kilos of live elvers. On a routine inspection, Guardia Civil officers apprehended an individual on Tuesday, December 12, near Cifuentes, Guadalajara. During a Citizen Security patrol, officers identified a rental van which was parked at a service station. Upon questioning the driver of the vehicle appeared nervous. The officer’s suspicions were well-founded as the van, which seemingly carried clothing, hid a more sinister cargo. Elver Smuggling Exposed In what appeared to be an ordinary...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day - Milky Way above La Palma Observatory

    07/18/2023 1:07:18 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 10 replies
    NASA ^ | 18 Jul, 2023 | Image Credit & Copyright: Marcin Rosadziński
    Explanation: What's happening in the night sky? To help find out, telescopes all over the globe will be pointing into deep space. Investigations will include trying to understand the early universe, finding and tracking Earth-menacing asteroids, searching for planets that might contain extra-terrestrial life, and monitoring stars to help better understand our Sun. The featured composite includes foreground and background images taken in April from a mountaintop on La Palma island in the Canary Islands of Spain. Pictured, several telescopes from the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory are shown in front of a dark night sky. Telescopes in the foreground...
  • La Palma’s Volcanic Ash Spreads Across Atlantic

    10/25/2021 12:37:37 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 23 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | 10/25/21 | Molly Taft
    Scientists at ESA’s Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service have been tracking the ash plume since the volcano first started erupting in late September. Initially, the plumes of sulfur dioxide from the volcano traveled east from the Canary Islands to northern Africa and southern Europe, eventually getting to parts of northern and western Europe. Thanks to a change in wind direction in early October, though, the plume is now flowing roughly 5,000 miles (8,000 kilometers) across the Atlantic and over the Caribbean.Since the directional shift, the Atlantic has also gone unseasonably quiet when it comes to hurricanes and tropical storms. There are...
  • Drone operator will try to rescue dogs from La Palma volcano

    10/19/2021 3:21:55 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | October 19, 2021
    A Spanish drone operator on Tuesday received permission to try to rescue three emaciated dogs trapped near a volcano in the Canary Islands, by catching them with a remote-controlled net and flying them out over a stream of lava. The three dogs have been stranded for weeks in an abandoned yard covered with volcanic ash on the island of La Palma. They have been fed by drones dropping packages of food, but until now no one has been able to figure out how to rescue them. Helicopters are banned from flying to the area because of hot gas that can...
  • La Palma rocked by strong quake as volcano continues erupting

    10/16/2021 3:09:30 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 56 replies ^ | October 15, 2021 at 4:03 a.m | By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    | A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. The quake was one of around 60 recorded overnight, Spain’s National Geographic Institute said, as the Cumbre Vieja volcano continued to spew fiery rivers of lava that are destroying everything in their path and dumping molten rock into the Atlantic Ocean. The lava has partially or completely destroyed more than 1,600 buildings, about half of them houses, officials said, though prompt evacuations have so far prevented any deaths. Around 7,000 people have...
  • LIVE 6 | VULCÃO EM ERUPÇÃO LA PALMA ESPANHA | Eruption of the volcano in La Palma

    10/12/2021 5:10:36 PM PDT · by blueplum · 11 replies
    Noticia News/TV CANARIAS ^ | 12 October 2021 | TV CANARIAS
    La Palmas volcano, Canary Islands, Atlantic
  • La Palma volcano is looking like it may colapse soon. Lava pushing out the side..

    10/10/2021 11:10:17 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 39 replies
    Headphones with this are awesome.
  • LA PALMA/Western Flank Blows Out./Lava Avalanche

    10/08/2021 3:50:44 PM PDT · by know.your.why · 22 replies ^ | 10/8/21 | The Real BPEarthWatch
    Amazing..I think.