LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of April 14, 2020 The eleven days pending in this League if the competition resumes arouses great excitement in the figure of Rubi despite the fact that the objective of fighting for European positions seems almost like a utopia after the irregularity shown so far this campaign. But the current Verdiblanco coach does not reject that hope and for this he wants to emulate the end of the course signed by his club two seasons ago: Betis signed 23 points in the last eleven days of 2017-2018 and this allowed the then team trained by Quique Setién to get a ticket to Europe.The start of that brilliant final stretch started precisely at these same heights of the league course with a plenary session of 18 points that catapulted the verdiblancos to the privileged area. Rubi is now clinging to it, who warned these days about the unforeseen scenario if the League returns in a different context: “If you also compress the calendar, which will be logical, maybe in three weeks there is a team that out of 15 points makes 12 and appears in areas that nobody expected ”. His figure went from being questioned as an owner of the Betico bench to living with some tranquility after the victory against Real Madrid and the arrival of this obligatory break. In the club the hope to still grab a passport to Europe is low in view of the progression that the team had throughout the season. However, confidence in Rubi seems to regain strength for this final stretch of the campaign and also for a hypothetical future. At the moment the planning of the next course is already underway through different movements that contemplate this probable scenario of not being present in European competitions.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — For most of his 30 years as Pennsylvania’s longest-serving U.S. senator and prominent moderate in Congress, Arlen Specter was a Republican, though often at odds with the GOP leadership. He helped end the Supreme Court hopes of former federal appeals Judge Robert H. Bork, who was nominated by President Ronald Reagan. Decades later, he was one of only three Republicans in Congress to vote for President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus.His breaks with his party were hardly a surprise: He had begun his political career as a Democrat and ended it as one, too.In between, he was at the heart of several major American political events. He rose to prominence in the 1960s as an assistant counsel to the Warren Commission, developing the single-bullet theory in President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. He came to the Senate in the Reagan landslide of 1980 and was a key voice in the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of both Bork and Clarence Thomas.Specter died Sunday died at his home in Philadelphia from complications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, said his son Shanin. He was 82. Over the years, Specter had fought two previous bouts with Hodgkin lymphoma, overcome a brain tumor and survived cardiac arrest following bypass surgery.Intellectual and stubborn, Specter took the lead on a wide spectrum of issues and was no stranger to controversy.In one of his last major political acts, Specter startled fellow senators in April 2009 when he announced he was joining the Democrats. He said he was “increasingly at odds with the Republican philosophy,” though he said the Democrats could not count on him to be “an automatic 60th vote” that would give them a filibuster-proof majority.