Atlético turns 117 today and there are numerous congratulations on social networks celebrating it. 117 years of the great love story of many lives, including one of the iconic captains that the club has had in its history, Gabriel Fernández, Gabi, ‘El Capi’ for six seasons, the second most, behind another icon, Enrique Collar (10). “The best way to touch the sky with your hands! Happy 117 years “, Gabi wrote with a photo of that time she got on Neptune to celebrate that Godín had scored a goal at the Camp Nou that made Atlético Liga champion 18 years after the double. Footballers such as Thomas, Mario Hermoso or José María Giménez, third captain, have shared in their Instagram stories the institutional video of Atlético to celebrate its 117 years. “Today is not one more day … Today we are 117 years old! 117 years of history. 117 years of memories. 117 years of fidelity. 117 years of passion, “wrote the Monkey Burgos, second coach. “Happy 117 years, Atleti!” Congratulated Manu Lama, youth center-back and one of the heroes of the Youth League in Rangers this season. “117 years growing, adding, and getting stronger together! A great feeling! from generation to generation…“Simeone poured his emotions on Twitter to congratulate the event on the rojiblanco club.”117 years of struggle and sacrifice, for many more“It was the way Saul fourth captain congratulated him this midday. Gabi Al-sadd Midfield playerSpain
Prosecutors say more than 400 victims were forced to work for minuscule wages while their masters earned some 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) and lived a luxurious lifestyle. Reporting restrictions were lifted Friday, allowing details to be published.The group preyed on the homeless, former convicts and alcoholics in Poland and lured them to Britain with false promises of well-paid work. Some ended up being paid less than $1 for a day’s work and were held in squalid conditions.Five men and three women originally from Poland have been convicted of modern-day slavery offenses and money laundering.Jurors in two separate trials at Birmingham Crown Court heard testimony from more than 90 victims, with indications that at least another 350 had been trafficked by the criminal gang.Victims reported being forced to wash in a canal because they had no access to fresh water, having to plug leaky toilets with their blankets and sheets, and getting food from soup kitchens and food banks because their wages were not sufficient.The group targeted vulnerable people in Poland for recruitment, including newly released convicts, and placed them in England in cramped, rat-infested lodgings. They were put to work on farms, rubbish recycling centers and poultry factories.The victims ranged from teenagers to people over 60.Judge Mary Stacey said at the end of the first trial that the traffickers’ “degradation” of fellow human beings had been “totally unacceptable.” She imposed prison sentences of up to 11 years.She said the belief that slavery had been ended in Britain was not true: “The hard truth is that the practice continues, here in the U.K., often hiding in plain sight.”The police investigation and research by the charity Hope For Justice turned up numerous cases of abuse.In one instance, a man who complained about poor pay and living conditions had his arm broken, was given no medical care, then ejected from the lodgings.Another was forced to remove his clothes and threatened with the removal of his kidneys if he did not keep quiet about the situation.In the second trial, which ended in June, 52-year-old Ignacy Brzezinski and Wojciech Nowakowski, 41, were convicted. A third, Jan Sadowski, 26, pleaded guilty.Convicted at the earlier trial, which ended in February, were chief conspirator Marek Chowanic, Marek Brzezinski, Julianna Chodakiewicz, Natalia Zmuda and Justyna Parczewska. Police are ramping up efforts to investigate trafficking cases and modern slavery, with more than 500 ongoing operations, said the National Crime Agency, which is known as Britain’s FBI. (AFPArchive) London best pest control Details about what prosecutors have called one of Britain’s largest-ever modern-day slavery rings have emerged with the conviction of eight people originally from Poland.