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PRESCRIPTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. Ho-Hum.

PRESCRIPTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH ON WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY. Ho-Hum. »

10 Oct, 2021
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No doubt the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting people’s mental health. Particularly hard hit, according to the World Health Organization, are health and other frontline workers, people living alone, students, and those with pre-existing mental health conditions. But there are no specific groups that get targeted by the malaise. Fear, anxiety and insecurity are our constant companions early on in the pandemic, and at this late stage. AND beyond. Our mental health has been played havoc with. To make the bad situation worse, services for mental, neurological and substance-use disorders have been severely disrupted.

THE ACM 0CT0BER 2021 NEWSLETTER

THE ACM 0CT0BER 2021 NEWSLETTER »

4 Oct, 2021
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See what's on at the American Club of Madrid. Check out ACM'S October 2021 Newsletter!

SWEET AND SAINTLY: (1) The Candied Almonds of the Poor Clares of Alcalá

SWEET AND SAINTLY: (1) The Candied Almonds of the Poor Clares of Alcalá »

15 Sep, 2021
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The documented existence of the caramelized almonds in Alcalá de Henares, 35 km northeast of the nation's capital, dates back to the 18th century although it is probably Arab in origin and as such these garrapiñadas (the Spanish name for candied almonds) would date much further back. You can buy the garrapiñadas at the stores but there’s nothing like buying them from the Convent of the Poor Clares of San Diego in Alcalá, probably the nearest thing to the candied almonds’ birthplace. The garrapiñadas are exquisite. And so is the experience of buying them at the Convent.

THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2021

THE AMERICAN CLUB OF MADRID NEWSLETTER SEPTEMBER 2021 »

13 Sep, 2021
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ACM Newsletter for the month of September 2021: Excerpts

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ESPAÑA: PATRIOT DAY, 11 SEPTEMBER

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION ESPAÑA: PATRIOT DAY, 11 SEPTEMBER »

29 Aug, 2021
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"Patriot Day - September 11th - is approaching. Let´s get together at 11:00 am to place flowers on the existing marker at Parque Juan Carlos I, at the site where the American Embassy planted 10 red oaks brought from the US on the 10th anniversary of the attack on the Twin Towers, and share a prayer together in remembrance"

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: SPAIN, THE EU HUB FOR AFGHAN EVACUEES

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: SPAIN, THE EU HUB FOR AFGHAN EVACUEES »

24 Aug, 2021
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"We need to help the Afghans, it is our moral responsibility. And Spain, for taking the initiative of welcoming Afghan refugees to the European Union, is an example of the European soul at its best."

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: REMARKS ON AFGHANISTAN BY THE US SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE, AND THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL

AFGHANISTAN SERIES: REMARKS ON AFGHANISTAN BY THE US SECRETARIES OF STATE AND DEFENSE, AND THE NATO SECRETARY GENERAL »

22 Aug, 2021
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In view of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban this 15th day of August 2021, GUIDEPOST is publishing the introductory statements made on 14 April 2021 to the press by  NATO SECRETARY GENERAL JENS STOLTENBERG, the U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE ANTONY J. BLINKEN, and the U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE LLOYD J. AUSTIN  at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels.

SPAIN: 8 Million EU COVID Certificates issued — And Counting

SPAIN: 8 Million EU COVID Certificates issued — And Counting »

18 Aug, 2021
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Spain is one of the first countries to issue and recognize the EU Digital COVID Certificate one of whose main objectives is to facilitate safe mobility and movement between EU member states. So far, 803,207 travellers have benefited from the Fast Control access route to Spain, using their Certificate in the SPTH application. At ports, 5,102 people have accessed the fast track. It's all free!

EUROPE’S TOP HERITAGE AWARDS HONOR 24 EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 18 COUNTRIES

EUROPE’S TOP HERITAGE AWARDS HONOR 24 EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENTS FROM 18 COUNTRIES »

9 Aug, 2021
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European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel: " The winners of the European Heritage Awards/Europa Nostra Awards 2021 are ambassadors of the beauty of heritage in Europe, whether it be traditions and know-how, breath-taking architecture or the way that heritage can unite communities and generations. With these awards, we honour all those exceptional men and women, heritage professionals, architects, scientists and volunteers who bring our common heritage closer to our hearts.” VOTE NOW FOR THE PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD!

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE”

THE BATON GOES TO PARIS FOR AN OLYMPICS “FOR THE PEOPLE” »

9 Aug, 2021
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The French national anthem played as a filmed video took viewers to sumptuous sites in Paris. It was the apéritif of the coming Summer Olympics 2024. One could only hope that the accursed pandemic will just be a nightmare that will have been long forgotten by the time the Pairs Games come around – but for the lessons that will have been learned. In fact, that’s the mood and promise at the Eiffel Tower last Sunday.