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The Benjumea will sell assets "essential" to avoid bankruptcy after losing everything at Abengoa
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The Benjumea will sell assets "essential" to avoid bankruptcy after losing everything at Abengoa

One of the Andalusian families with more tradition, the Benjumea, have not raised their heads since the problems broke out in Abengoa, the engineering group that they controlled through the Corporate Investment vehicle, chaired by Felipe Benjumea Llorente. This company, in bankruptcy since November 2018, has called a shareholders' meeting for next June 24 in which it will raise the authorization for the sale of essential assets of the group in order to get out of the insolvency situation. Not only the Benjumea Llorente are affected by the successive restructurings of Abengoa. Also other Andalusian families of rancid Abolengo participate in the society; the Olajangua, the Abaurre Llorente, the Aya Abaurre and Rafael Benjumea Benjumea. As of December 2018, the company controlled only 2....
We discover the new 308, the compact that symbolizes the change in Peugeot
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We discover the new 308, the compact that symbolizes the change in Peugeot

With the atmosphere that is breathed in the great occasions, Peugeot has presented today to the press what will be the a benchmark for a new era for the brand, the third-generation 308. We have not been able to drive it, but we have seen and felt in the first person to try to convey our first feelings, which could not be more positive. First because we have seen an elegant and sporty compact; second, because it has an exquisite and technological interior, and third, because it comes with hybrid mechanics without neglecting the traditional heat engines in diesel and gasoline, which still have a run.The Peugeot 308 arrives to "fight" with an important competition between the compac...
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After the bill on “active assistance in dying”

I think we have something else to discuss. Let us implement palliative care everywhere. While in some regions they are practiced little or not. Euthanasia must not take place.C.R.thanks to The cross for his enlightening articles on the bill on “active assistance in dying”. The development of research against pain and the promotion of palliative care, as Guillaume Goubert talks about in his editorial of April 8, seem to me so much more correct than euthanasia. Beyond the political issues, promoting this bill in the name of "freedom" shocks me. The example cited by Alice Le Dréau of the resignation in 2018 of the Belgian neurologist for disagreement with a euthanasia performed on a patient suffering from a degenerative disease following the request of her family withou...
Santander creates a company to manage the branches it closes
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Santander creates a company to manage the branches it closes

Banco Santander has just created RetailCo, a new manager of commercial premises, owned 100% by the financial entity chaired by Ana Botín. The company, in particular, will be used to manage for sale or rent the more than 1,033 offices that the entity is closing in recent months after the restructuring it is undertaking, with the departure of 3,572 employees in Spain. In the future, new adjustments will not be ruled out, as explained on Wednesday by the group's CEO, José Antonio Álvarez, who stated in the presentation of results for the first quarter that the group will adapt to the changes made by the client. The initial objective of this company is to actively manage and value the commercial premises owned by Banco Santander that are empty, in which the entity no longer carries out its a...
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We Have The First-Ever Confirmation of Alternating Sleep States in an Octopus

The flickering colors of a sleeping octopus seem to indicate something akin to an REM sleep state, scientists have found.In fact, as octopuses snooze, they distinctly cycle between two major sleep states, quiet and active. This discovery suggests not only that an active sleep state evolved separately in vertebrates and cephalopods, but also that, just like terrestrial vertebrates, octopuses might be able to dream.  "The alternation of sleep states observed in the Octopus insularis seems quite similar to ours, despite the enormous evolutionary distance between cephalopods and vertebrates, with an early divergence of lineages around 500 million years ago," said neuroscientist Sylvia Medeiros of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil.There's a lot we don't know about sleep. ...