King's palace in Spain uses Israeli tech to purify air from COVID-19
Madrid's Palace of Zarzuela, in which the King of Spain welcomes foreign guests and holds government meetings, has incorporated Israeli technology that purifies the air tainted by coronavirus.Aura Air, founded by brothers Aviad and Elder Schneiderman, is the company behind the technology. The system installed in the palace make it possible to monitor, analyze, and purify the air in order to provide King Felipe VI and his guests with a safe, clean environment.Sensors examine the particles in the air, as well as temperature, humidity, the amount of carbon dioxide, organic gases, and more. When t...
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'Van Gogh Alive' brings multisensory art experience to the Dali Museum
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Though painter Vincent van Gogh has been gone for more than a century, his work is alive and thriving in a multisensory exhibit now showing at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg through April 11, 2021.“Van Gogh Alive” presents visitors a nearly 40-minute immersion in the Dutch post-impressionist’s work with more than 3,000 images projected at enormous scale and set to classical music. Though the exhibit doesn’t contain narration, the creative works reveal an artist who was passionate and expressive but deeply troubled.“In his 37 years, he painted abundantly enough to be p...
'We always want to win' - Zidane urges Madrid to return to form against Inter
Zinedine Zidane insists Real Madrid will go to Inter to win despite injuries and a run of three victories in eight games placing the Spanish champions under scrutiny.Madrid are third in Champions League Group B, a point above the Nerazzurri, after winning the reverse fixture 3-2.A second group win of the season would put them in a strong position to progress, but they head to San Siro without captain Sergio Ramos, midfielder Federico Valverde or striker Karim Benzema.Madrid are also coming off the back of a 4-1 loss to Valencia and a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in their previous two Liga matches, w...
Car-based protests against controversial education reform in Spain
In more than 50 cities in Spain, thousands of people protested in motorcades on Sunday against a controversial educational reform by the left-wing government.The largest rally took place in the capital Madrid with around 5000 vehicles, as reported by the Europa Press news agency.Opposition leader Pablo Casado from the People's Party (PP) and the right-wing populist Vox party announced lawsuits before the constitutional court."The law is bad for national unity," Europa Press quoted Casado as saying.The new school law, among other much-criticized changes, provides for the abolition of Spanish as...
Saeb Erekat, spokesman and negotiator for the Palestinians, dies at 65
Saeb Erekat, a veteran peace negotiator and prominent international spokesman for the Palestinians for more than three decades, died on Tuesday, weeks after being infected by the coronavirus. He was 65.The American-educated Erekat was involved in nearly every round of peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians going back to the landmark Madrid conference in 1991, when he famously showed up draped in a black-and-white checkered keffiyeh, a symbol of Palestinian nationalism.Over the next few decades, Erekat was a constant presence in Western media, where he tirelessly advocated for a...
Delta launches cargo-only flights to Europe, India
Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says it now operates cargo-only flights from Atlanta and New York to Mumbai.The flights, on Airbus A330 jets, go through Frankfurt.The new cargo routes come as the airline continues to shift its focus because of slow demand for international passenger travel due to the coronavirus pandemic. The airline now operates an average of more than 20 cargo-only flights a week and has run more than 1,600 cargo charter flights since February.Delta is also operating three cargo flights a week between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and Dublin. The planes are ...
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Mourinho takes swipe at Madrid after Bale scores Tottenham winner
Jose Mourinho praised Gareth Bale's "personality" after his winning goal against Brighton and said he is looking forward to hearing how those in Madrid react to his match-winning display for Tottenham.Bale's first Tottenham goal since re-joining Spurs on loan from La Liga champions Madrid in September sealed a 2-1 victory over Brighton on Sunday to move them up to second in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Liverpool.Harry Kane had earlier scored his 149th top-flight goal from the penalty spot to move level with Les Ferdinand in 10th position on the all-time Premier League goals li...
The things they say:
"I'm in Madrid and I've been here for a month. I live in London now but I've not been able to go home. Normally I would just go home, even for a weekend, but I haven't been able to see the kids for a month, and I have two more weeks to go. It's because of the quarantine rules in England. I look forward to it (reunion)." Actor Stanley Tucci cannot wait to leave Spain and return home to his wife, Felicity Blunt, and their two young children once he wraps filming on adventure thriller La Fortuna, a new limited series directed by Oscar winner Alejandro Amenabar.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Medi...
Ex-Real Madrid midfielder De la Red: Raul prepared to replace Zidane
Former Real Madrid midfielder Ruben de la Red says Raul would be ready to replace Zinedine Zidane.As the current coach of Castilla, Raul has impressed with his tactical organisation and the fact he was able to guide the team to their first ever success in the Youth Champions League.Real Madrid's fortunes could get even worse with a defeat in Saturday's Clasico, and then there could be perhaps questions asked about the French coach's future."The feeling I get is that if Raul has to coach Real Madrid in the future, he is qualified to do so and succeed," De la Red explained in an interview conduc...
Studying in Madrid
I was lucky enough to take my graduate studies in Spain for free, thanks to a scholarship from the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development. Spain was not a common destination for education, which is probably the reason why I frequently get asked about my experience there. I often answer in bits or in an unsatisfying summary. This will be the first time I will try to condense everything in a few paragraphs.Before I continue, I would like to say that I wanted to study in Spain since I was 19 years of age and I finally went when I was 25 years old in 2006. When you finally ge...