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The French landing in LaLiga.  A matter of style
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The French landing in LaLiga. A matter of style

The first French player to come to Spain was Raymond Kopa. In the 1950s soccer was nowhere near the most popular sport in France. With his cuts, with his joy to play, Kopa brought football closer to a sophisticated culture, more used to celebrating art, literature, freedom, than sport. He was the creator of football champagne, bubble football, football worth celebrating. He joined Real Madrid in 1956 and won three European Cups in a row, with teammates such as Alfredo di Stéfano and Paco Gento. Without knowing it, the elusive and technical Kopa had begun to sculpt the style of French footballer who would triumph in Spain for the next 70 years: Zidane, Henry, Benzema, Griezmann ... 153 players from that country have passed through the elite of Spanish football. France has been the la...
Beatification of three Spanish lay nurses
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Beatification of three Spanish lay nurses

They made their entry into the procession of martyrs. Killed for their faith in 1936 at the dawn of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Pilar Gullón Yturriaga (25), Octavia Iglesias Blanco (41), and Olga Pérez-Monteserín Núñez (23) have were beatified, Saturday, May 29, in the north-west of the country. The celebration was presided over by Cardinal Marcello Semeraro, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, in the Cathedral of Astorga (Leon).These three lay people, volunteer nurses of the Red Cross in the turmoil of history in the last century, had agreed to be mobilized from October 18, 1936 to the hospital of Pola de Somiedo, in Asturias, where were treated wounded without partisan distinction. As foreseen by the eight-day shifts, they could have been repl...
Investment funds bet 6,600 million in listed Spanish renewables
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Investment funds bet 6,600 million in listed Spanish renewables

The large investment managers and sovereign wealth funds have reinforced their commitment to sustainable investments and clean energies to meet their objectives in the fight against global warming. His interest in firms related to renewable energies boosted the sector on the stock market in 2020: Solaria soared 248%; Grenergy added 158%; Soltec, 174%, and Solarpack, 122%. But it is also reflected in the capital of the companies in the sector, where the funds bet 6,610 million at market value, according to the CNMV records. An exposure, yes, that has been reduced as companies in the sector moved away from their maximums on the stock market, investors chose to be more selective with companies in the sector and some kept their plans to go out on the market in a drawer to raise funds and ...
Spanish tortillas made by tourists: from the curious twist to culinary crime
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Spanish tortillas made by tourists: from the curious twist to culinary crime

Like it or not, -Salvador- beyond our borders the potato omelette represents Spain as much as a bullfighter or a gypsy costume. The last two have brought with them the rancid and ubiquitous bullfighting figurine to put on top of the television and the belief that here we stroll all year long dressed in flamenco dresses, with the ordeal that this means for those poor Anglo-Saxon girls dressed as faralaes while visiting Seville in the hand of his happy parents on August 24. And although it hurts us, some touristy citizens have perpetrated atrocities with the tortilla. But there are also so many foreigners who, without following orthodoxy tortillisticsThey have made their own version of this typical Spanish dish with an apparently delicious result. “No ingredient is bad in the tortilla. ...
Five national butters that the French could envy
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Five national butters that the French could envy

Butter is love, and in these times that stumble rather than run, we are all quite lacking in affection. She has something of a motherly shelter, we lower our guard when we approach her: we become ointment. Not only do I say it: also Ottolenghi that when she needs a hug, she opens the fridge for a hug of animal fat. We resorted to it during confinement, during which the consumption of dairy products, including butter, increased in Spain by up to 45% according to data from the National Federation of Dairy Industries (FeNIL). In some countries such as Canada, conspiracy theories were unleashed around the strange firmness that their butters presented due to a production forced against the clock. They call him Buttergate (or A milk scandal as Warner Brothers would title it). In this matte...
Go back to the roots to grow into the elite
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Go back to the roots to grow into the elite

In one of those redemption opportunities that almost always come up in football, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona has gone from its first relegation in three decades to a hopeful return to the elite in just 304 days. A journey from dejection to joy embodied by Raúl de Tomás, who became the top gunner in the silver category after the inconvenience that caused him to miss decisive duels last season, or Diego López, aspiring to the Zamora trophy after being the third goal most thrashed the previous year. They are some of the stars of a metamorphosis to which, out of the spotlight, another team determined to find the formula to return among the best and never leave has contributed. Here they discover their particular laboratory where, thanks to a new methodology based on the big data Already a ne...
15 images to understand the 15-M movement
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15 images to understand the 15-M movement

15 photos What began as a convocation through social networks in the Puerta de Sol in Madrid, starring young people fed up with not having a future and disenchanted with the system, became a transforming movement of Spanish democracy. We travel with images from the EL PAÍS Archive those days of 2011 . Disclaimer: If you need to update/edit/remove this news or article then please contact our support team Learn more
A BIO pisto and what you can do with it
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A BIO pisto and what you can do with it

With just a few peppers, a zucchini, tomato, onion and garlic you can make a dish as tasty as ratatouille. Beyond the fact that it is delicious, that it is healthy and that it is prepared with few ingredients and very inexpensive, there is another compelling reason to make it at home: it is one of the most versatile preparations of traditional Spanish cuisine. With ratatouille you can even make an anti-aging cream, but at El Comidista we have decided to integrate it into four different dishes: BIO ratatouille omelette, BIO ratatouille dumplings, BIO ratatouille cod and BIO ratatouille bread rolls. If you want to know how to cook this classic La Mancha recipe and all the variants that we propose, click play in the video above! BIO FLOOR Ingredients For 4 people 1 large Carrefour BIO zucc...