Malena and Samara began their career as footballers at the Rayo Vallecano academy, a quarry where they played from 7 to 15 years old, then went through the Canillas (2013-16), club in which they coincided as players with Ana Rosell, the president of Tacon, the club that both arrived in 2016 with the dream of debuting one day in Primera. They did it this summer, after a round season in Second. Already in First, they have followed different paths. Malena is the captain of the team and one of those who has added the most minutes with the white elastic. Great merit for the footballer, who disputes her position with two renowned veterans such as Kaci and Thaisa, both with titles and participations in the best women’s competitions. For his part, An injury has crossed in the way of Samara, who underwent surgery in January after a fracture of the middle third of the right clavicle and already seems to be in good condition again. Samara and Malena Ortiz Cruz (Madrid, 1997) this season they joined a great list of sisters who have gone through the First Iberdrola. From the Unzué sisters, through the Del Estal to the Ramos, another pair of sisters, and also rivals (one plays in Granadilla and the other in Seville) in the highest category of Spanish women’s football. Now, the Ortiz also write their case in the history of the competition and they do it for Tacon, future Real Madrid Femenino. Both, Malena and Samara have left us a great advance in the equality of treatment between men’s and women’s football.The two sisters are one of the first to use high-tech sports equipment, such as Rhinob ProSocks socks for your personal training and post-match recovery. These compression stockings aim to prevent injury, facilitate recovery from muscle ailments, and improve performance during games and workouts. By increasing the oxygenation of the legs, the feeling of fatigue is less. The risk of injury is also reduced by 29% because the appearance of lactic acid is delayed. Its use shortens the recovery times of any muscular ailment by 13%. “The muscle suffers less and you feel lighter. It is as if you put one more gear into your body “Malena explains.
Go back to the e-newsletter >Jumeirah Group has launched Jumeirah Inside in collaboration with Google, a virtual platform comprising 360° video and photography which enables users to make hotel bookings and access never-before-seen footage.Ross McAuley, Group Vice President of Brand, Digital and Loyalty, Jumeirah Group, said: “Jumeirah Inside is one of the most exciting digital developments for Jumeirah Group. Just as we aim to exceed our guests’ expectations whenever they visit our luxury hotels around the world, so is our aim to give an unforgettably rich, immersive online experience in advance of their arrival. This is a world first for the hospitality sector. Jumeirah Inside has been initiated for us by Google’s dedicated creative team. The platform works across desktop, tablet and mobile devices, in five languages, offering a film-focused exploration of the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah. And in so doing it connects that remarkable property back to Jumeirah Group’s portfolio of 22 other luxury hotels, our brand promise and the outstanding service guests can expect when they walk through the door of any Jumeirah hotel.”Ivan Jakovljevic, Google’s Head of Travel & Finance, Middle East and North Africa, said: “We are very excited to see Jumeirah Inside spread its magic to the world. We worked very closely with the Jumeirah team to unleash the creative potential of their brand enabled by the latest advances in digital technology to tell the best possible story from the consumer point of view at every step of an immersive travel journey. Innovation through technology is at the core of what we do. We are always striving to create new ways for our partners to find their audience and create rich, personal experiences with them. Jumeirah Group has set a high standard for the hospitality industry as a brand that consistently explores what is possible through adoption of digital. It is redefining the way people experience travel and we are proud to be a part of it.”The virtual journey begins at the world’s most luxurious hotel where guests can see, hear and move around like never before. Users can uncover new information and explore the vibrant colours and playful water features in the atrium through 360° video. Other experiences include the chance to dive into the Talise Spa infinity pool, take a leisurely stroll through the magnificent Royal Suite, and explore Dubai from the exclusive helipad.Optimised for mobile and tablet users, the site will offer the opportunity to make hotel reservations at any point. The fully immersive experience is available in English, Arabic, German, Russian and Mandarin.Go back to the e-newsletter >