The Daily Populous

Saturday July 13rd, 2019 evening edition

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Llegó la hora de apretar el cinturón en el FC Barcelona.

La deuda del club está disparada y puede ser un condicionante clave en las decisiones de futuro.

No hay que olvidar que se avecinan tiempos de grandes inversiones en el Camp Nou.

El desembolso que supone remodelar el estadio, el nuevo Palau y el nuevo Mini se dispara a 600 millones de euros, de momento.

Pero la entidad encara otro reto sumamente importante: paliar con fichajes y cantera el envejecimiento del mejor equipo de la historia.

Por encima de cualquier entidad deportiva, no solo de fútbol sino también computando la NBA o el resto de competiciones deportivas.

El objetivo era reducir la deuda a 200 millones y la realidad es que se ha duplicado. »

Brain implant restores partial vision to blind people

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Medical experts hail ‘paradigm shift’ of implant that transmits video images directly to the visual cortex, bypassing the eye and optic nerve.

Partial sight has been restored to six blind people via an implant that transmits video images directly to the brain.

It required you to have a working eye, a working optic nerve,” Shortt told the Daily Mail. »

WATCH: Protesters at ICE facility in Aurora pull down American flag and raise Mexican flag

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Another group stormed the barriers near the building and pulled down an American flag off the flagpole in front of the facility and replaced it with a Mexican flag.

Protestors on @ICEgov property just pulled down the American flag and replaced it with the Mexican flag.

Police take down Mexican flag and defaced American flag outside ICE immigration facility. — Jaclyn Allen (@jaclynreporting) July 13, 2019. »

Ecuador tribe wins legal battle over the Amazon

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BOGOTA, July 12 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A court in Ecuador has upheld a ruling that prevents the government from selling land in the Amazon rainforest to oil companies, a move activists called a historic win for the Waorani indigenous tribe living there.

The decision late on Thursday from Pastaza province in the eastern Amazon to uphold the ruling ends the years-long legal battle over the land, campaigners said.

Tensions have simmered between indigenous communities and oil companies in Ecuador since Texaco - now Chevron - began operations in the Amazon in the 1960s. »

Facebook will reportedly be fined a record $5 billion over privacy mishaps

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The FTC started investigating Facebook last year after revelations surfaced that Cambridge Analytica, a UK political consultancy, accessed data from up to 87 million Facebook users without their permission.

The agency is looking into whether Facebook violated a legal agreement it had with the US government to keep its users' data private.

Robert Weissman, the president of consumer rights advocacy group Public Citizen, said the reported settlement would let Facebook off the hook too easily. »