In Catalonia, the time is now for meditation. Friday the Catalans observed a minute of silence to pay tribute to the victims of the attacks of La Rambla and Cambrils.

The King of Spain, Felipe VI was present, surrounded by the president of the government, Mariano Rajoy and the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont. Several thousand people had also gathered in Catalonia Square, where the minute of silence ended with a burst of applause.

Even before the national tribute began, the Barcelonans had already begun to gather at the spot where the van killed 14 people and injured a hundred others. Flowers, candles and messages had been deposited on La Rembla.

 

Maxima and her mini-mes! Queen joins King Willem-Alexander and their trio of  blonde daughters for the Dutch royal family’s annual summer

It was a case of like mother like daughters today as the Dutch royal family gathered for their annual summer photo.

Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander were joined by their trio of young daughters, Princesses Amalia, 13, Alexia, 12, and Ariane, 10, all of whom bear more than a passing resemblance to their glamorous mother – though Princess Alexia appears to have inherited her father’s red hair.

The royals arrived at the riverside spot in Warmond by boat to pose for their annual snap, and Maxima wore an appropriately nautical top for the occasion.

The 46-year-old Queen teamed her stripy top with ankle-grazing trousers and navy ballet pumps.

She wore her blonde hair down and completed her outfit with oversized white drop earrings and sunglasses.

She and King Willem-Alexander looked proud as punch to pose with their daughters to be with their daughters for the day and treated them to a boat ride in Warmond

Queen Maxima’s three daughters looked strikingly similar with their long loosely-curled hair.

Eldest daughter Princess Amalia wore a long blue top with embellished detailing on the front and white skinny jeans.

The two younger siblings, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane also kept their outfits relaxed and matched in their white blouses.

King Willem-Alexander stood up as he steered the family’s boat towards the waiting photographers who had gathered to see them.

Queen Maxima helped with the rope as they arrived and prepared to pose together.

The sun held out for their boating trip and they were able to all sit on the grass with the beautiful backdrop behind them.

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BIO OF QUEEN MAXIMA

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. … Queen Máxima of the Netherlands (born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti; 17 May 1971) is the wife of King Willem-Alexander. On 30 April 2013, she became the first Dutch queen consort since Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the second wife of King William III in 1890

Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 17 May 1971. Queen Máxima is the daughter of Jorge Zorreguieta (born 1928), Secretary of Agriculture under General Jorge Rafael Videla during Argentina’s last civil-military dictatorship (1976-1983), and his second wife, María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart (born 1944). She has two brothers, a sister, and three half-sisters by her father’s first wife, Marta López Gil.

She is named after her paternal great-grandmother Máxima Bonorino González (1874–1965). Her father is a scion of the Zorreguieta family who had been landed gentry, professionals, regional politicians, and statesmen for generations. Her maternal great-grandfather was also from the landed gentry; Domingo Carricart Etchart (1885-1953) was a landowner, politician, Director of the Banco Provincial de Buenos Aires, first mayor of González Chaves, and mayor of Tres Arroyos.

She grew up in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires city, and studied at Northlands School, a bilingual school of the city of Olivos. She graduated with a degree in Economics from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA) in 1995. This private university is governed by a directory of local bishops, including the current Pope Francis, then Archbishop of Buenos Aires and Grand Chancellor of UCA. During her student years, Francis presided over the traditional Mass at the beginning of classes. She later completed her studies with a Master’s degree in the United States.

From 1989 to 1990, while still in college, she worked for Mercado Abierto Electrónico S.A. From 1992 to 1995, she worked in the sales department of Boston Securities SA in Buenos Aires, where she conducted research on software for financial markets. From July 1996 to February 1998, the current queen Máxima worked for HSBC James Capel Inc. in New York City, where she became vice president of institutional sales for Latin America. From then until July 1999, she was vice president of the emerging markets division of Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York. From May 2000 to March 2001 she worked in the Deutsche Bank in Brussels.

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She also worked as an English language teacher to children and adults, and of mathematics for high school students and freshmen.

Máxima met Willem-Alexander in April 1999 in Seville, Spain, during the Seville Spring Fair. In an interview, they stated that he introduced himself only as “Alexander”, so that she did not know he was a prince. She thought he was joking when he later told her that he was not only a prince, but the Prince of Orange and heir apparent to the Dutch throne. They agreed to meet again two weeks later in New York, where Máxima was working for Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. Their relationship apparently began in New York, but she did not meet his parents, Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus, for some time.

The news of the couple’s relationship and eventual marriage plans caused controversy in the Netherlands, due to the involvement of Máxima’s father Jorge Zorreguieta as a cabinet minister during the National Reorganization Process, the most recent Argentinian dictatorship. Her father’s tenure as a minister took place during the beginning stages of the Dirty War, a period of repression that saw 10,000–30,000 people killed or disappeared during the seven-year military regime. At the request of the States General, Michiel Baud, a Dutch professor in Latin American studies, carried out an inquiry into the involvement of Zorreguieta in the Dirty War (roughly, 1974–83).

Zorreguieta claimed that, as a civilian, he was unaware of the Dirty War while he was a cabinet minister. Baud determined that Máxima’s father had not been directly involved in any of the numerous atrocities that took place during that period. However, Baud also concluded that Zorreguieta was almost certainly aware of them; in Baud’s view, it was highly unlikely that a cabinet minister would not have known about them. Even so, his possible presence at the royal wedding was debated for several months.

 

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The couple announced their engagement on 30 March 2001; Máxima addressed the nation in Dutch (which at the time she only spoke to basic conversational extent) during the live televised broadcast.

Máxima was granted Dutch citizenship by Royal Decree on 17 May 2001 and now has dual citizenship: Argentine and Dutch.

The engagement was formally approved by the States General later that year—a necessary step for Willem-Alexander to remain heir to the throne.

Máxima and Willem-Alexander were married on 2 February 2002 in a civil ceremony in the Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, which was then followed by a religious ceremony at Amsterdam’s Nieuwe Kerk (“New Church”).

She remained a Roman Catholic after her marriage

She is the first Dutch queen consort to have been born outside Europe although, through her father, she is a descendant of King Afonso III of Portugal and other noble families of the Iberian Peninsula who moved to the Argentine viceroyalty during the early nineteenth century.

Máxima’s parents were not present at the wedding; her father was told he could not attend due to his role as a cabinet minister during the National Reorganization Process, and her mother chose not to attend without her husband.

The couple has three daughters:

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Máxima is also godmother of:

By a decree issued on 25 January 2002, upon the solemnization of marriage, Máxima Zorreguieta was granted the titles Princess of the Netherlands and Princess of Orange-Nassau, and the style Royal Highness was formally conferred upon her. She also became “mevrouw van Amsberg (Mrs. van Amsberg)”.

Another decree issued on the same day also granted her own personal coat of arms and a personal standard

On 13 May 2011, the Dutch parliament confirmed that Máxima would become queen consort of the Netherlands upon her husband’s accession, after a debate over her future title and style.

On 28 January 2013, it was announced that Queen Beatrix would abdicate on 30 April in favour of Willem-Alexander.[33] Máxima is the Kingdom’s first queen consort since Princess Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont, the second wife of William III. She is the first Dutch queen consort to have been born as a commoner, and the first to have been born outside Europe.

 

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Titles and styles

  • 17 May 1971 – 2 February 2002: Miss Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti
  • 2 February 2002 – 30 April 2013: Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau, Mrs. van Amsberg
  • 30 April 2013 – present: Her Majesty The Queen

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Royal Standard of Máxima

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Foreign honours

 

 

The couple has been married before the watchful eye of numerous faces of the world of soccer.

After more than 20 years of love …

Leo Messi and Antonella Roccuzzo have been married this Friday in the city of Rosario, where they met when they were children. The couple has been given the ‘Yes, I want’ to more than 260 guests among which were several colleagues with their respective women.

On honeymoon on the beaches of Antigua and Barbuda, after marrying Antonella Roccuzzo, the player learned everything through his father, who called him to warn him. “I think Leo, in fact, does not even know her. What will you know! If she lived in the countryside, “explained Jorge, from the outset, to the Argentine milieu. He added: “He is dying with laughter, he is on vacation. He does not give him a ball. “

The one who was affected by the statements of Susana was Celia Maria Cuccitini, the mother of the striker. “I feel very sorry because I went to see him before he went to Barcelona (Leo) and the mother did not open the door,” was one of the things said the controversial aunt. On that, Jorge affirmed that he “bittered” everything he heard and the same thing happened to his “lady, who has nothing to do”. “He was crying,” he said.

 

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La pareja se ha casado ante la atenta mirada de numerosos rostros del mundo del fútbol.

Tras más de 20 años de amor…

Leo Messi y Antonella Roccuzzo se han casado este viernes en la ciudad de Rosario, donde se conocieron cuando eran unos niños. La pareja se ha dado el ‘Sí, quiero’ ante más de 260 invitados entre los que se encontraban varios compañeros de profesión con sus respectivas mujeres.

De luna de miel en las playas de Antigua y Barbuda, después de contraer matrimonio con Antonella Roccuzzo, el jugador se enteró de todo a través de su padre, quien lo llamó para avisarle. “Creo que Leo, en realidad, ni la conoce. ¡Qué la va a conocer! Si ella vivía en el campo”, explicó Jorge, de entrada, al medio argentino. Y agregó: “Él se muere de risa, está de vacaciones. No le da ni bola”.

Quien sí se sintió afectada por las declaraciones de Susana fue Celia María Cuccitini, la madre del delantero. “Me da mucha pena porque yo fui a verlo antes de que se fuera a Barcelona (Leo) y la madre no me abrió la puerta”, fue una de las cosas que dijo la polémica tía. Sobre eso, Jorge afirmó que a él le “amargó” todo lo que escuchó y lo mismo le pasó a su “señora, que no tiene nada que ver”. “Estuvo llorando”, afirmó.

 

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“Nobody is a prophet in his own land” … So I decided to move to Colombia and try your luck, I say luck, blessing, and looked in Medellin, Colombia what I love most: music.

Change country led me to write several songs, one of them made the whole world to know me with the song “Forgiveness” with Enrique Iglesias.

Happy ever said: “It is the best moment of my career, my comeback” and said, “No betting on me.”

Here we show you seven things you did not know this papurri lol
1.Nací in Boston, Massachusetts.
2.Mi favorite song is “Billie Jean” the great King Michael Jackson.
3. In my car I always listen to the tracks of the issues that I write. I am excited to show them to others to give me his opinion.
4.Me love to dance to Cheearleader Remix and materialistic. Pure flavor.
5. My favorite singer is Juan Luis Guerra.
6.For I love composing songs at the time depending on the woman.
7.Always I dreamed to be a successful solo artist, and I’m getting there.

SITE NICKY JAM: http://www.nickyjampr.net

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Tarantino knows “there are some police who are getting away with murder and the system is not holding them accountable,” Carl Dix tells TheWrap

As Quentin Tarantino stands his ground in the controversy over his comments about police brutality, the organizer of the rally where Tarantino spoke out is coming to the director’s defense.

“[It] really is a Mafia-style protection racket thing, only the payoff is toeing the political line, not cash,” Carl Dix told TheWrap Thursday as he lashed out against the police groups threatening to boycott Tarantino’s upcoming western “The Hateful Eight.”

Tarantino has been under fire since Oct. 24, when he declared during a rally in Manhattan, “When I see murders, I do not stand by… I have to call a murder a murder and I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

Also Read: Defiant Quentin Tarantino to Cops: ‘Stop Shooting Unarmed People’ (Video)

In the wake of numerous calls by police groups to boycott his work, the Oscar winner has dug in his heels, defending his stance in an interview with the Los Angeles Times and telling MSNBC’s Chris Hayes on Wednesday, “They want to slander me and imply I’m saying things I didn’t say.”

Dix, lead organizer of the Rise Up October movement, explained why the group reached out to Tarantino and he revealed that the “Django Unchained” director was one of the few celebrities to respond.

Below is TheWrap’s interview with Dix.

See video: Quentin Tarantino’s ‘The Hateful Eight’ Comes Out Guns Blazing in First Full Trailer

TheWrap: How did Quentin Tarantino come to be involved with the protest?
Carl Dix: We approached him. What we did is we tried to reach out to everybody that we could from many different sections of society. We adopted a plan to bring 100 families of people murdered by police to New York City to participate in the rally. We reached out to college students, we reached out to the clergy, to different professional groupings of people. And we reached out to prominent people who we felt there was some reason to think that they might be interested in participating, based upon how they had responded to different developments that had been going on. Not that many of the prominent people responded, but Quentin was one who did.

What in particular made you think he was a good fit?
He had done an interview where he talked about the process he goes through in making movies, and how over the past few years the developments that had been going on in society and the research he had been doing around movies had brought together that there was a problem with white supremacy in society, I think is how he put it. And we felt, “OK, let’s try to reach him” as well as all the other people we were trying to reach. Few responded of those who were well-known people, and he was one of them.

Also Read: New York’s Top Cop Slams Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Murderers’ Comment: ‘Shame on Him’

Were you surprised by the calls to boycott “The Hateful Eight” by police groups?
Well, we did expect that the authority figures would not like it. We did not expect that Quentin Tarantino would become the focus of it.

What are your thoughts on the calls for boycotting the movie?
I think we have to actually say what they have said, because in addition to calls for boycotts, several of the police organizations have said that Tarantino should be denied permits to film, that police should not do things like reroute traffic or provide protection for his filming. That is beyond the question of not buying tickets to his film. That is saying, “Let’s use our institutional role to punish someone for a political statement that they made.” And it really is a Mafia-style protection racket thing, only the payoff is toeing the political line, not cash. In other words, don’t criticize police brutality, or we can do this to you. So they’re actually talking about using the institutional power of the police department to punish Quentin Tarantino. It’s not only a message to him, it’s a message to other people: “If you do this, we could to the same to you,” in order to try to chill other prominent voices of conscience into passivity on this question.

When Tarantino was talking to you about appearing, was he concerned about any kind of backlash?
I talked with him before things got started. The officer had been killed a couple days before our protest, and we said to him, “They’re saying that everyone should support the police, and it wouldn’t surprise us if they turned that against our protest.” And he said at the time that he wasn’t concerned, because he was only going to speak to what he knows to be true. And he knows [it] to be true that there are some police who are getting away with murder and the system is not holding them accountable, and that that needed to stop. Which is eventually what he said.

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