During my thirty years as a TWA flight attendant, I spent many a layover at the Hotel Plaza. Whether coming off a new Boeing 707 in the sixties, the whale-sized 747 in the eighties or a sleek 767 in the nineties, the Plaza was my home away from home. The hotel was nestled inside the Edificio España, wrapped in a cozy cocoon of cafeterias, bars, restaurants and watering holes that catered to all tastes. There always seemed to be fruit floating in the water of the pool in the top floor from someone's sangria. And once in a while, a naked Maja was seen running across the balcony chased by a Don Juan Tenorio.
Star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez may have tied the knot secretly and their – but especially his – fans are all atwitter! What brought the news on was an image of Georgina watching the film Snowhite and the Seven Dwarfs and saying: “Waiting for my husband. Saturday night.”
The massive felling of trees constitutes a very serious infringement of the Law 8/2005 for the Protection and Promotion of Urban
Spain's Real Madrid CF is, as of Saturday, 26 May, the champion of the UEFA Champions League. But Real isn't just the champion in 2018. It has set the record for being the only champion that has won three times in a row: in 2016, 2017 and 2018
Ronaldo's influence on the Real Madrid team is diminishing. The dimming mega star is a frustrated 33-year old figure these days. He feels unloved by the the Madrileño club. It seems Real Madrid isn't about to pay the 50m-euro annual salary he is demanding.
Thanks to Real Madrid, tonight Spain has won its 17th European Cup, thereby strengthening the country’s European Cup dominance. In so doing Real Madrid has also strengthened its own position as the European Cup’s dominant force.
The links between Madrid and Emirates extend way beyond the airline’s double daily service. Emirates has been a proud sponsor of Real Madrid since 2011.
“Spain’s club dominance, along with its national team dominance from 2008 until 2012, highlights a remarkable era of Spanish supremacy in football. And despite woes plaguing the Spanish national team, Spain will continue to remain atop the club football pyramid for the foreseeable future”
On paper it was supposed to be a walk in the park for Spain. Spain looked like the team of old that everyone feared in the opening 10 minutes against Croatia. But if you had to pick one player that would lose Spain the game, it would be Sergio Ramos. And he delivered.