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lunes, 30 de julio de 2007

Oscar, go away!

I want to share with you this article I read last week.
"Oscar seems to have an uncanny knack for predicting when nursing home patients are going to die, by curling up next to them during their final hours. His accuracy, observed in 25 cases, has led the staff to call family members once he has chosen someone. It usually means they have less than four hours to live. He seems to understand when patients are about to die.
Doctors say most of the people who get a visit from the gray-and-white cat are so ill they probably don't know he's there, so patients aren't aware he's a harbinger of death."
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Do you think animals can predict people's death?

jueves, 26 de julio de 2007

viernes, 20 de julio de 2007

La chute du Chili

Sans tache depuis le début du tournoi, le Chili a frappé un mur. Un mur bleu et blanc. Jeudi, en demi-finale du mondial U-20, l'Argentine a vaincu le Chili 3-0 pour accéder à la finale, au Stade national de soccer du Canada, à Toronto.
Trop de rouge.
Un premier drapeau rouge à la 15e minute (Garry Medel) est venu compliquer la tâche du Chili, condamné à se défendre à 10 joueurs contre le onze argentin.
But, frustration, drapeau rouge: le scénario cauchemardesque s'est répété pour le Chili en deuxième demie. Le but, l'oeuvre de Claudio Yacob, a été inscrit à la 65e minute. Douze minutes plus tard, le Chili perdait un autre élément, Dagoberto Currimilla, pour se retrouver à 9 contre 11. Une décision qui n'a pas plu à certains, si on se fie à la présence policière requise sur le terrain en fin de match. Dans ce contexte, le troisième but, celui de Maximiliano Moralez pendant les arrêts de jeu, n'était plus qu'une formalité.
L'indiscipline chilienne a coûté cher, très cher...
Texte Radio Canada

domingo, 15 de julio de 2007

Fiesta 16 de Julio


Fiesta de Nuestra Sra. de Palo Colorado. Quilimarí IV Región



Recuerdos que permanecen y duelen

viernes, 6 de julio de 2007

The wonder boy

He is known as El Nino Maravilla. The Wonder Boy. And boy, did Alexis Sanchez work wonders in his first game at the under-20 World Cup. Sanchez, who didn't play in the opening game against Canada, as he was serving a card suspension, sparked Chile to a 3-0 victory over Congo on Thursday at Commonwealth Stadium.
"There's not much left to say," said teammate Nicolas Medina. "That's what he does."
Sanchez had a golden opportunity in the opening half when Congo goalkeeper Destin Onka kicked a lazy clearing pass to the foot of the player. His strike sailed wide of the net, but Sanchez was much surer of foot in the second half. So were his teammates.
"We talked about how we can play, how many tools we have," said Carlos Carmona of the turnaround, "and we were much better in the second half. We were more relaxed."
"We had control of the ball and it was much easier," said Carmona. Chile will now travel to Toronto to play Austria. Congo meets Canada at Commonwealth Stadium on Sunday.