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lunes, 16 de febrero de 2015

Raúl advierte al Real Madrid: "El Schalke no lo pondrá fácil"


El Real Madrid tendrá más problemas de lo previsto para superar al Schalke en octavos de final de la Liga de Campeones europea, pronosticó el delantero español Raúl, ex estrella de ambos equipos. "En principio es sencillo para el Madrid, pero hay que superar cada partido en el campo", dijo a la revista alemana 'Kicker' de hoy. "El Schalke pondrá todo para aguarle la fiesta". El nuevo fichaje del Cosmos estadounidense, de 37 años, auguró un cruce muy diferente del que el año pasado acabó con un 9-2 global para los españoles. "Seguramente el Schalke no se lo hará tan fácil otra vez", sostuvo de cara a los partidos del miércoles en Gelsenkirchen y del 10 de marzo en Madrid. Raúl aprovechó la entrevista para recordar también su paso por el equipo alemán de 2010 a 2012, donde se convirtió en una de las grandes estrellas de la Bundesliga y un favorito de la hinchada. "Del primero al último día hubo una conexión muy especial con los hinchas", contó. A la pregunta de si espera una experiencia similar en Nueva York, Raúl fue tajante: "Será bonito y espero una gran experiencia. Pero diferente. El Schalke es inalcanzable". El delantero intentó mostrarse imparcial en el duelo goleador que mantienen Cristiano Ronaldo y Lionel Messi después de que ambos superaran su récord de 71 tantos en Liga de Campeones. "Quien termine liderando el ránking lo merecerá", dijo sobre el portugués del Real Madrid y el argentino del Barcelona. Ver Mas en: http://futbol.as.com/futbol/2015/02/16/champions/1424091898_579700.html

Police hunt suspect in road rage attack that killed Las Vegas mom


Las Vegas police said Monday they are hunting for the suspect who shot a mother of four in an apparent road-rage attack while she was teaching her daughter how to drive. Tammy Meyers died after being taken off life support Saturday night at University Medical Center, family members said at a news conference. She was shot outside her home Thursday. Detectives are "doing everything they can to find the suspect or suspects,” Las Vegas Metro Police Department spokeswoman Laura Meltzer told ABC News on Monday. The police released a sketch of the suspect, who was described as a 6-foot, 180-pound white man in his mid-20s with dirty blond hair he wears in a spiked style. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a four-door gray or silver sedan with possible damage to the front driver's side of the vehicle. Shortly before the woman's death, Las Vegas police publicly released the sketch of one of the suspects, as well as surveillance video of the suspect vehicle. The mother of four and former California nurse gave her 14-year-old daughter a driving lesson in a school parking lot and was driving back home when she almost crashed with another vehicle – driven by a male -- on Thursday night, police said. After an argument, Meyers drove home and asked her adult son for help as her daughter went inside the home. The suspect’s vehicle then appeared outside the home, and someone inside the car fired multiple shots, one of which struck Meyers, investigators said. “There was no excuse, no reason. And I hope to God, they know we’re looking. And they will be caught. She suffered immensely,” said Susan Ramos, a relative of Meyers. Tammy Meyers’ husband, Robert Meyers, said their adult son emerged from the house and fired several shots with a handgun at the fleeing car. He told his father that there were three people inside. Robert Meyers also said he thinks at least one 9-mm. shot by his 23-year-old son hit the fleeing car, and he called for the people involved to surrender to police. Ver Mas en: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/02/16/mother-dies-after-apparent-road-rage-attack-in-las-vegas/

Video: “I Didn’t Do It” Cast Talked With Shine On Media About Season 2


Olivia Holt, Piper Curda, Austin North, Peyton Clark and Sarah Gilman talked about how we are going to learn more about their “I Didn’t Do It” characters in season 2. While chatting with Shine On Media on the set of their Disney Channel series, the cast dished on this and more. Watch: Read More: http://www.dis411.net/2015/02/15/video-i-didnt-do-it-cast-talked-with-shine-on-media-about-season-2/

domingo, 8 de febrero de 2015

Soccer fans clash with the police in Cairo; at least 19 dead


At least 19 people died Sunday when soccer fans clashed with police in Cairo, the health ministry said. Egypt's government-controlled Al-Ahram newspaper website reported that at least 30 people were killed. The violence took place ahead of a scheduled match between Zamalek and ENPPI. The match went ahead. According to Al-Ahram, the clashes were triggered by a group of Zamalek fans trying to enter a stadium by force. But the Facebook page of the Ultras White Knights, a hardcore Zamalek group, said that members were tear gassed as they tried to go through a single, small-gated entrance that was opened to allow them into the match. An investigation is ongoing. Sunday's violence is the deadliest soccer-related violence in Egypt since a 2012 stampede left more than 70 people dead and 1,000 injured at a match in the city of Port Said. Read More: http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/08/africa/egypt-soccer-violence/index.html

La consecuencias del “Cristo” de Santander


La pelea que se ha armado por cuenta del monumento en Santander del Ecoparque Cerro del Santísimo, demuestra que cuando se enfrenta la libertad y la religión se encienden las más profundas pasiones. Esta semana una magistrada del Tribunal de Santander prohibió a la Gobernación de ese departamento inaugurar su proyecto bandera: un megaparque que tendrá una estatua casi del mismo tamaño del Corcovado de Brasil. A su juicio, su nombre, el Santísimo, va en contra del principio de un Estado laico y discrimina a quienes creen en otras religiones. Con esa decisión Colombia, el país del Sagrado Corazón, se monta en una de las discusiones más aireadas de la actualidad mundial. El año pasado, la máxima instancia en esta materia, la Corte Constitucional, falló a favor del proyecto pues consideró que la estatua “no representa una religión sino la idealización de un ser superior”. En una tutela analizó los contratos de la obra y el testimonio del artista Juan José Cobos, quien aseguró que esta no tiene una “iconografía específica” y que “así como puede ser Cristo podría ser Zeus (el Dios de los griegos) o Krishna (el de los hindúes)”. Pero cuando el caso llegó por una acción popular al Tribunal de Santander la magistrada Solange Blanco no aceptó esta tesis y concluyó que “es claro que se trata de Jesús de Nazaret… un judío a quien muchos reconocen como el hijo de Yahveh”. Lo primero que habría que señalar es cómo una magistrada de un tribunal va en contravía de la jurisprudencia de la corte. Lo segundo, es que la discusión puede parecer absurda si se tiene en cuenta que en cada municipio de Colombia hay millones de Cristos, vírgenes y santos. Pero tiene un gran trasfondo: si el Estado puede imponer la laicidad. Este tema es desde hace varios años una de las principales preocupaciones de los gobiernos en Europa y casi una bandera desde el atentado a la revista francesa Charlie Hebdo. En el mundo abundan los ejemplos. En Italia, el país del corazón del Vaticano, están prohibidos los crucifijos en las escuelas. La Corte Europea de Derechos Humanos estableció que estos símbolos son “una violación a la libertad religiosa de los alumnos” cuando el gobierno italiano le pidió conservarlos por ser parte de la tradición del país. En Argentina, el país del papa Francisco, un juez también obligó retirar a la Virgen María del Palacio de los Tribunales. En Suiza, por referendo se prohibió la construcción de minaretes en las mezquitas. Francia va mucho más allá y prohíbe que las mujeres musulmanas vistan el velo islámico en lugares públicos. Es toda una paradoja. Así como en el pasado se quemaban los libros que contrariaban la fe reinante, en la actualidad las vírgenes y los crucifijos en lugares públicos están amenazados. Para saltarse las normas del Estado secular, muchos gobernantes han hecho algunas piruetas. En Quebec, Canadá, ordenaron quitar un crucifijo que había adornado por siglos el Parlamento. Fue tal la polémica, que el gobierno tuvo que salir a decir que la cruz no era católica sino parte del “patrimonio cultural”. Algo similar ha dicho el gobernador de Santander, Richard Aguilar, quien asegura que su proyecto no tiene fines religiosos, sino de desarrollo económico para consolidar a la región como un polo turístico. Además de la estatua el parque tendrá un teleférico, un mirador, un hotel ecológico, un megaauditorio y un museo. Cuando en Francia comenzó la discusión sobre si el Estado podía decidir cómo se vestían las mujeres, el diario Le Parisien escribió en su editorial ‘¿Por qué no prohibir también la Navidad?’. Muchos monumentos y celebraciones han tenido origen en el deseo de la humanidad de honrar a sus dioses. Colombia es uno de los países del mundo con mayor número de días festivos por cuenta de San José, el Corpus Christi, San Pedro, San Pablo, la Inmaculada Concepción, e incluso hay un puente para ‘todos los santos’. Si el país adopta la secularización a la francesa habrá mucho barrio, mucho hospital y mucho parque que tendrá que volver a ‘bautizarse’. Read More: http://www.semana.com/nacion/articulo/la-consecuencias-del-cristo-de-santander/417124-3

Sam Smith Rises in a Crowded Grammy Field


Before Sam Smith can be crowned pop music’s new prince, he will have to make it past the queen. While that mopey crooner is up for a pack-leading six Grammy Awards on Sunday night, including all four of the major categories — best new artist, and song, record and album of the year — Beyoncé, whose self-titled album shook the music game when it was released unannounced at the end of 2013, has as many nominations and, throughout her benevolent reign, 17 wins to Mr. Smith’s zero. Still, Mr. Smith, who offers both the thrill of the new and a safe retro sound, will probably be the one to watch when the 57th annual Grammys ceremony is broadcast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles beginning at 8 p.m. on CBS, owing to the strength of his debut album, “In the Lonely Hour,” and the single “Stay With Me (Darkchild Version).” But in a field crowded with music royalty — in addition to Beyoncé, there’s Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams, Beck and more — his coronation is not guaranteed amid the night’s competing story lines. (Not that of-the-moment narratives have always been the Grammys first concern ... .) And although there is a precedent for filling an unproven artist’s arms with gold trophies — Norah Jones, for example, took home five awards, including best new artist and album of the year for “Come Away With Me” in 2003 — Grammy voters may be wary of going all in on Mr. Smith right away, according to industry experts. “For every Mariah Carey, who becomes a huge star after winning early Grammys, you have a Christopher Cross or Milli Vanilli — people who don’t pan out for the rest of their careers,” said Daniel Montgomery, who handicaps the Grammys for the awards show website Gold Derby. Even Adele, the most obvious parallel for Mr. Smith’s brand of anodyne and superselling ballads, took home only best new artist and best female pop vocal performance at her first show, losing both record and song of the year. “It wasn’t until her second album that she became the Grammy darling that we know her to be,” Mr. Montgomery said. Mr. Smith should at least have the new artist award locked up: Out of the nine previous artists ever nominated across the Top 4 categories, eight have won at least best new artist. (Only Mr. Cross swept, in 1981.) If Mr. Smith, the 22-year-old British singer, does face any conquering insurgents, it is Iggy Azalea, born Amethyst Amelia Kelly, whose radio-killing, rap-pop crossover hits make her hard to place in the Grammy hierarchy, or Brandy Clark, the lesser-known country singer and songwriter who could become this year’s Esperanza Spalding, a little-known jazz musician who beat out Drake and Justin Bieber for best new artist in 2011. Ms. Azalea has an even better shot in the rap album category, where her debut, “The New Classic,” faces less talked-about releases from hip-hop veterans — Eminem’s “The Marshall Mathers LP2” and Common’s “Nobody’s Smiling” — and the Internet natives Childish Gambino, Schoolboy Q and Wiz Khalifa. Continue reading the main story None have Ms. Azalea’s buzz. “An Australian white rapper has totally captured the imagination of radio programmers and fans,” said John Sykes, a producer of the iHeartRadio Music Festival, describing Ms. Azalea. “She has incredible confidence and really understands who she is.” But questions about her authenticity loom in hip-hop circles, as does the specter of last year’s contest, when her fellow white rapper Macklemore beat Kendrick Lamar, leading to a conversation about racial appropriation. “I don’t know how much the Grammy voters pay attention to or care about the backlash, but anyone who is paying attention doesn’t want that on their record,” Mr. Montgomery said. Even with a minor work, Eminem could notch a victory on name-recognition alone — he has won best rap album five out the six times he was nominated — but Common, who is set to perform his Oscar-nominated song, “Glory,” with John Legend at the Grammys, could sneak away with a legacy-honoring win. Regardless, any such controversy will live mostly on social media as the award for rap album, like most of the 83 prizes presented by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, is rarely televised. On screen, viewers are more likely to catch a glimpse of Ms. Swift, whose “Shake It Off” was nominated three times, including for song of the year, which goes to songwriters, and record of the year, awarded for performance and production. In both major categories, Ms. Swift’s smash is up against Mr. Smith’s hit and the work of two songwriters-cum-artists: Sia, whose “Chandelier” splits the difference between the catchiness of “Shake It Off” and the seriousness of “Stay With Me,” and Meghan Trainor for “All About That Bass.” “Competing with Taylor Swift is always perilous at these things,” said Tony Gervino, the editor of Billboard magazine. However, he added, “I would be completely shocked if Sam Smith doesn’t run the table this year.” Ever savvy, Ms. Swift released “Shake It Off” in time for the Grammys’ deadline, but the album it comes from, “1989,” was released after, leaving open the possibility that she will be nominated for music from the same body of work next year. (Ms. Swift has said she will not perform at Sunday’s show, citing preparations for her world tour, but has promised to host “a dance party/rage fest in the audience.” Those providing her live soundtrack from the Grammy stage will include Madonna, Katy Perry, Miranda Lambert and Kanye West, who will be joined by Rihanna and Paul McCartney.) Even without Ms. Swift, the album of the year category is stacked with options that should prove acceptable to both the Grammys voting establishment and mainstream listeners. Mr. Smith’s “In the Lonely Hour” may be the favorite partly because of momentum: It sold well throughout 2014, becoming only the third album of that year to move more than a million copies. “It comes to that point of critical mass where my mother in Florida is like, ‘I love that guy Sam Smith,’ ” Mr. Gervino said. “He combines all the things the Grammys looks for — the music is not controversial or combative, and he projects an aura of calm and sincerity that I think will resonate with the voters.” Continue reading the main storyContinue reading the main story The release of Beyoncé’s album was an event, sure, but one that occurred more than a year ago and did not spawn a huge single to sustain it. (“Drunk in Love,” the album’s highest charting track, was nominated for best R&B song and performance, but was left out of the major categories.) And yet the possibilities for an album-of-the-year upset don’t end there. It may not yet be time for Ed Sheeran, whose album “x” got a nod, but “Morning Phase” by Beck and “G I R L” by Pharrell Williams both represent industry stalwarts previously relegated to genre awards or collaborator roles finally being recognized for their solo achievements. (Mr. Williams is actually nominated three times in the category, including his work on “Beyoncé” and “x.”) Beck, in particular, could play rockist spoiler in a category that has gone recently to Mumford & Sons and Arcade Fire. But “real artists” and radio stars are not mutually exclusive, Mr. Sykes of iHeartRadio said, adding that “discovering great artists who will be around for a long time has become a priority” for his company in recent years. “We’re seeing a convergence happening” between commercial pop and the awards show, he said. “The Grammys are much more relevant to what’s happening right now in music.” Mr. Smith should hope so. Ver Mas en: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/arts/music/sam-smithrises-in-a-crowded-grammy-field.html?hpw&rref=arts&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well

Is Harry Styles Ditching His Friends to Hang Out With Nadine Leopold?


One Direction's On the Road Again tour kicks off today in Sydney, Australia, and according to rumors, Harry Styles is seriously missing Nadine Leopold. In fact, the 1D guy reportedly ditched his friends in L.A. all the time to hang out with her. “Harry goes on and on about how funny Nadine is, how smart she is, how cool she is — he’s got her way up on a pedestal," a source said. "He’s non-stop, to the point that it’s annoying to a lot of his friends. And he blows off plans with his friends for her, which he’s never done before." Since Harry has supposedly never ditched his friend for a girl before, it's definitely possible that he's falling for the Victoria's Secret model. Since he knew he wouldn't be in the US for very long, he probably wanted to spend as much time with her as he could! Whether she's his girlfriend or just a really good friend, they've definitely proven that they love spending time together – they even grabbed frozen yogurt before he got a plane to Australia. If they are dating, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne should be able to help Harry get used to a long distance relationship. After all, they've been doing it for years! Do you think Harry is going to miss Nadine while he's on tour? Let us know in the comments below. Read More: http://www.j-14.com/posts/is-harry-styles-ditching-his-friends-to-hang-out-with-nadine-leopold-51161

lunes, 2 de febrero de 2015

Bobbi Kristina Brown Remains in a Hospital Surrounded by Family


Bobbi Kristina Brown, Whitney Houston's 21-year-old daughter, was "fighting for her life" and surrounded by loved ones in a hospital Monday, her family said — two days after the young woman was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home. There were conflicting reports about Brown's condition, and hospital officials would not comment. Brown's father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, asked for privacy Sunday night, and the Houston family reiterated that request in a statement Monday. Brown's husband and a friend found her in the tub before 10:20 a.m. Saturday and started CPR, but it's unclear how long she spent without oxygen. After Brown was found, the Roswell Fire Department told emergency responders that she may have experienced cardiac arrest, according to phone call recordings. Roswell Police Department spokeswoman Officer Lisa Holland told NBC News that detectives found no drugs in the home and were treating the incident as a medical investigation. Brown's scare comes less than two weeks before the third anniversary of her mother's death. Houston, a seven-time Grammy winner, was found submerged in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills, California, hotel on Feb. 11, 2012. Brown opened up about her mother in a 2014 interview with Splash News. "She was a royal, beautiful and out of this world phenomenal woman and there will never ever, ever, ever be another Whitney Houston," Brown said. "She taught us very, very, very well ... and I am my mother's child." Ver Mas en: http://www.nbcnews.com/pop-culture/celebrity/bobbi-kristina-brown-remains-hospital-surrounded-family-n298486

Supernoticias: LOOK: LSU put up an Odell Beckham Jr. billboard in Times Square


As CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd has detailed, LSU is finding that the success of former Tiger and current New York Giant Odell Beckham Jr. has been a boon to the school's recruiting. And now, to further cement the link between the NFL's Rookie of the Year and the school, LSU has put up a billboard congratulating Beckham in New York's Times Square.


Whether this will have an effect on the team's recruiting, I don't know, but I suppose it's possible that some current recruits are just hanging out in Times Square before National Signing Day. Ver Mas en: http://www.cbssports.com/collegefootball/eye-on-college-football/25018258/look-lsu-put-up-an-odell-beckham-jr-billboard-in-times-square

After 17 years on Argentine bomb case, prosecutor was sure ‘truth will triumph’


BUENOS AIRES — Moments before Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman presented his findings in the case that had come to define his life, and just days before his violent death would horrify the nation, he texted a group of friends a solemn message. “What I am about to do now had already been decided awhile ago, and I am prepared for this,” he wrote. “I do it convinced that it is not going to be easy. Completely the opposite. But sooner or later, the truth will triumph.” Later that day, Jan. 14, Nisman announced that he was filing criminal charges against the president of Argentina, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, for conspiring with Iran to cover up the culprits in the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history. The 1994 van bombing of the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), a downtown community center, killed 85 people. It has been, over most of the past two decades, Nisman’s only case. For the athletic, handsome 51-year-old lawyer from a middle-class Jewish family, the professional challenge would grow into an obsession. His quest for answers took him around the world and into the confidences of politicians and spies. It alienated colleagues, strained his family and won him a 10-person federal police security detail. As Carlos Donoso Castex, the head of the country’s prosecutors’ association, saw it: “The case, for him, was his life.” On Jan. 18, four days after his announcement, police found Nisman slumped on the floor of his apartment bathroom in a pool of his own blood, shot through the head. A black, .22-caliber Bersa Thunder pistol lay by his side. It was suicide — or a murder masterfully made to look like one. “Ah, and in case anyone thinks I’ve gone crazy, it’s nothing like that,” he had signed off to his friends. “I’m better than ever.” Compulsive and secretive Claudio Rabinovitch read the text message and was furious. He had known Nisman since they were teenage tennis players in public schools. They studied law together at the University of Buenos Aires. They vacationed in the Brazilian beach town of Florianopolis, where Nisman, then clerking for a judge, kept making phone calls about a case instead of relaxing in the sun. For two years, Rabinovitch had worked part time as Nisman’s press adviser on the prosecutorial team investigating the AMIA bombing, and yet this was the first he was hearing of this blockbuster revelation. He’d had enough of Nisman’s secrecy. Rabinovitch told his wife he wanted to resign. Nisman could be like that, his other friends and colleagues knew. Compulsive about ordering and protecting information, confiding in certain people, excluding others. Diego Lagomarsino, a computer technician on Nisman’s team, would later tell his lawyer a story about Nisman once stepping away for privacy when he took a cellphone call. When he came back, Lagomarsino casually tossed down the car magazine he’d been flipping through. Nisman picked up the magazine and aligned it on the table just as it had been before. “He was terribly obsessive, hyperkinetic. He always thought about his work,” recalled Susana Ciruzzi, who, like Nisman, taught criminal law classes at the University of Buenos Aires. “He was very sure of himself and would defend his ideas tooth and nail.” Nisman had joined the AMIA investigation in 1997, as a subordinate to two other prosecutors. The trial started four years later but got badly bungled — there was video of a judge offering a suspect $400,000 to testify — and all charges were thrown out for lack of evidence. Ten years after the bombing and the botched trial, President Néstor Kirchner’s administration created a new investigative unit within the attorney general’s office to focus solely on the case and chose Nisman to lead it. The group grew to an estimated 60 to 80 people — exceptionally large compared with a normal prosecutorial team of 10 — and had an ample budget, from which Nisman took a salary of about $140,000 a year. In 2006, Nisman concluded that top Iranian officials ordered and financed both the AMIA bombing and an attack two years earlier on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires that killed 29 people. The Lebanese-based Hezbollah militia, he argued, helped carry them out. Nisman filed charges against top Iranian officials, including Iran’s former president Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani; its defense minister, Gen. Ahmad Vahidi; and former Revolutionary Guard commander Mohsen Rezaei. Interpol issued arrest warrants the following year. Iranian officials consistently denied any involvement and refused Nisman was becoming an expert on Iran and terrorism at a time when the United States was fiercely interested in the same topics. He believed that Iran was exporting its revolutionary ideology to Latin America and that Hezbollah was active in the smugglers’ paradise of the “triple border” region where Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay come together. He would regularly meet with American diplomats, law enforcement officers and intelligence officials. To his shock, in January 2013, the Argentine government signed a memorandum of understanding with Iran to create a “truth commission” to jointly investigate the case. Fernández, the president, characterized it as a breakthrough in the stalled investigation that would allow Argentine investigators to finally have access to Iranian testimony. Nisman considered it unconstitutional and a betrayal of the country and his work, his colleagues recalled. “When we met the first time after the memorandum, he was furious,” recalled Gustavo Perednik, a friend of Nisman’s who wrote a book about him. “It demanded him to give information to the perpetrators.” The Iranian parliament never ratified the agreement. Argentina’s National Congress did, but an appeals court blocked the agreement, and it never went into effect. Four months after the memorandum, Nisman released a 502-page report asserting that Iranian agents were setting up secret spy bases across Latin America “designed to sponsor, foster and execute terrorist attacks.” “These are sleeper cells,” he said at the time of the report’s release. “Sometimes they die having never received the order to attack.” The investigation became central to his identity. For his Whats­app profile picture, Nisman used not his face, but a slogan: “Keep calm and we don’t negotiate with terrorism.” Death threats After Néstor Kirchner’s death and his wife’s outreach to Iran, Nisman told friends that he was losing support. Iran called him a “Zionist,” even though he wasn’t particularly religious or active in the Jewish community in Buenos Aires. His boss, Attorney General Alejandra Gils Carbó, prevented him from accepting an invitation to testify before the U.S. Congress in 2013. He received death threats — in one case, a voice-mail message that frightened his daughters — and a security detail began following him around in Ford Fiestas. He got divorced from a federal judge, Sandra Arroyo Salgado, and moved into a two-bedroom apartment in the posh riverfront neighborhood of Puerto Madero, on the 13th floor of Le Parc tower, which overlooked a Mercedes-Benz dealership. His two daughters and beloved golden retriever, Tango, stayed with his ex-wife. The work took its toll on him, but his friends never considered him to be depressed. For several months last year, he met a personal trainer, Daniel Tangona, at 4:30 p.m. every Thursday at the gym in his building for an hour-long session of stretching and cycling to help ease the pain in his lower back. Nisman followed a nutritional routine: fruits and vegetables, sushi and water, in small quantities several times a day. He would turn off his cellphone and focus intently on his workouts. “He was obsessive about the movements and the technique,” Tangona said. “I told him he had lots of accumulated tension, and he should practice some boxing to get rid of it. He liked that suggestion.” Nisman had done an Art of Living course, a meditation class that focused on a positive life philosophy. “He told me, ‘We’re 50, but we’re both healthy. We need to take advantage of that,’ ” Rabinovitch recalled. “He had a very positive outlook.” The case had “changed his life,” Perednik said. “He became a fighter for justice. And no one was going to stop him.” Perplexed colleagues “Do you have a gun?” That was the request Nisman put to Lagomarsino, his pale, lanky 38-year-old IT assistant, on the afternoon of Saturday, Jan. 17. Since bringing charges against the president, Nisman had been working diligently to prepare for his testimony in a closed session of Congress the following Monday, even as his government pilloried him publicly for his claims. Nisman’s colleagues were perplexed by his decision to file the complaint when he did. Several months before, he had told Marta Nercellas, a former lawyer for AMIA, that he wanted to wait until after Fernández left office because otherwise “it would look like political interference,” she recalled. Read More: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/after-17-years-on-argentine-bomb-case-prosecutor-was-sure-truth-will-triumph/2015/02/01/60e7f236-a58a-11e4-a162-121d06ca77f1_story.html?tid=HP_more?tid=HP_more

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