"No we won't. We accept and respect the laws of Spain, the constitution of Spain and the territorial unity of Spain, and in this referendum it would appear less than half of the population participated in, although admittedly it wasn't easy for people to participate, but that's a seperate issue".
However, the violent tactics of the Spanish police on Sunday appear to have done exactly that.
We couldn't believe our eyes as little Cornellà was suddenly thrust into the spotlight and excited locals starting sending videos of Puigdemont to Catalan television TV3. But the result was not decisive: turnout was low, at around 42%. "Markets have not cared much so far, but that is about to change", says Jan von Gerich at Nordea Markets. Support for the movement garnered momentum following the 2007 financial crisis that tested the Spanish economy and heralded an era of austerity, intensifying regional bitterness that it was propping up the rest of the economy.
The Socialists' feeble response to the Catalan issue is not unlike the Labour Party's response in the UK to the challenge of Brexit. "Ultimately, setbacks should prove better opportunities to add to [Spanish government bond] overweights, but we would wait until the situation clears and signs that a full-blown escalation will be avoided". He visits Catalonia regularly and is a member of an EU-supported research group studying 'new speakers' of minority languages such as Irish and Catalan.
Data showing factories across the euro zone enjoyed their most productive month since early 2011 in September could provide no support to the single currency, which slipped 0.7 percent to $1.1730, close to its lowest in six weeks. The Catalan government said 73 percent of polling stations had opened.
Le Monde observed that Spain and the Catalan region were "diving into the unknown".
Meanwhile, the yield on the benchmark 10-year Spanish Treasury note was near its highest level of the session, trading up by nine basis points to 1.70%. For all the public criticism of what is clearly seen as an unnecessarily heavy-handed Spanish clampdown, few European leaders have been willing to criticize Rajoy in public.
"FC Barcelona joins the country wide strike called for by Table for Democracy and therefore the Club will be closed tomorrow", the club said.
Despite this attack on the democratic process, Catalans have voted for their independence.
"It's the biggest day of gratuitous violence that we've experienced in the past 40 years", Puigdemont said, referring to the four decades of democratic rule in Spain.
The pain of any Barca departure from the league would be mutual, of course. In 1932, the Spanish Parliament approved the Catalan Statute of Autonomy, though was swiftly repealed under the dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, amid brutal repression in the region.
In doing all it can to block a vote on Catalan independence, yet failing to develop a viable alternative to the status quo, the Spanish government runs the risk of making more likely the very outcome it is seeking at all costs to prevent.
Trips to Catalonia are also popular with users of services provided by Jalpak Co., affiliated with airline giant Japan Airlines Co.
"But if the board really thinks I'm a problem, I will take a step back and leave the national team before 2018".
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner passed away on Wednesday and will be buried next to iconic Hollywood actress Marilyn Monroe. Yesterday, tributes were paid to Hef with Kim Kardashian and Paris Hilton among those saying he was a 'legend'.
With the exception of one player, the Pittsburgh Steelers didnt even take the field until the anthem was over. There were exceptions, of course - players observed the anthem after 9/11, and during Super Bowl games.
The West London club are currently third in the league with 13 points, and a win on Saturday will take them on level with City. Atleti and Man City are completely different teams and this will provide another interesting tactical battle for Conte.
Hours-long lines have been the norm at island gas stations as people scramble to find fuel for generators and cars. The staffer told us they'd have to run it up two chains of command before medications could be distributed.
The Swans were dealt a sucker blow in the 90th minute, as Sakho slid in at the far post to convert a low cross from close range. Eighteen months ago he was billed as one of the brightest talents in Europe and had a queue of clubs after him.
It is speculated that Samsung would be facing mass production issues for its smartphone with a bendable display. The folding phone's recent appearances on different authority sites indicate that it is nearing completion.
The firm estimates Galaxy S8 sales to total 50M in that period with Samsung earning $202 from the parts in each unit. That's if we're considering Samsung's manufacturing and its Electronics groups to be separate entities entirely.
So it's hardly surprising that he's been transferred in by more Dream Team managers than any other player this week. In 2014, Atletico Madrid knocked Chelsea out of the semi-finals of the Champions League with a 3-1 win in London .
The frequency of Trump's tweets about NFL are almost certainly similarly motivated by his emotional response to the subject. Back when Hurricane Irma hit Miami a few weeks ago, Pitbull made sure to participate in his hometown's relief.
But at least Mauricio Pochettino has alternatives; it is difficult to look at the Chelsea squad and find similar reassurance. The Blues could play consecutive home matches without scoring for the first time in the Premier League since Nov. 2012.
The Bears put safety Quintin Demps , who suffered a broken left forearm Sunday against the Steelers, on injured reserve. The receiver made the catch, spun off a tackle at the ten and was then stood up by Adrian Amos at the eight-yard line.
Anderson explained the last time she saw Hefner , he has so "old" that he was using a walker since his back wasn't in good shape. He knew that you had to create an experience that brought the brand to life. "A great man, entrepreneur and innovator".
Hugh Hefner will be buried next to Marilyn Monroe
And now Hugh Hefner , the man who put it there, is going to be buried beside the Hollywood icon that jumpstarted his career. The Playboy club opened in San Diego in December 1981 off Camino Del Rio South in Mission Valley and closed in July 1982.
Trump: NFL should ban kneeling for the national anthem
So what does the NFL say about the National Anthem? " This isn't about the President being against anyone", Sanders said . In response , more than 200 players knelt or sat on a bench or took other actions during the anthems at games Sunday.
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Loftus-Cheek has a thigh strain which he's been battling with for some period of time, which will keep him out of the game. Crystal Palace lost five matches and Crystal Palace didn't win at least one matches in this season. "We are doing well".
Will not start Sunday if Red Sox clinch Saturday
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Space X unveils new rocket, plans for Mars and Earth
A video illustrating the idea showed passengers taking a large boat from a dock in New York City to reach the floating launchpad. Musk said that he aims to make this happen with customers paying same as what they do for a full fare economy for an aircraft.
Samsung is working on Galaxy X and it will takeover Apple
Although that's a lot of money, it's still less than what you would pay for the US model, which starts at $929 unlocked. Samsung's Koh also did not detail the challenges the company is facing in developing a Samsung foldable phone.
Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Buyout Agreement
Depending on where Wade is placed, he could be that final piece of the puzzle for a team to take it to the Warriors. Wade has accepted a minimum veteran contract deal for a chance to play with his close friend LeBron James .