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Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Month: July 2021

As early as Detlef Schrempf once – Franz Wagner is drafted in the eighth position

The 19-year-old Franz Wagner will play for Orlando in the NBA – only seven basketball players were selected in the draft before him. Number one was Cade Cunningham.

Basketball talent Franz Wagner was selected in the eighth position in the draft of the North American professional league NBA. The Orlando Magic decided on the 19-year-old Berliner, who was drawn next to Detlef Schrempf in 1985 as the earliest native German in NBA history.

Wagner’s older brother Moritz had already played for Orlando last season. “Franzi, I don’t know what to say. This is amazing, you deserve it. You dream about it all your life. I’m speechless, I am enjoying the moment, I love you, «said national player Moritz Wagner, who is currently at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, in a video message.

Bezos offers a $2 billion discount to build a NASA rover on the moon

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, the owner of the Blue Origin space missions, offered NASA a $2 billion discount on Monday in exchange for his company building a lunar lander.

NASA’s contract, worth about $2.9 billion, to build a manned lander on the moon, was awarded last April to the competing company, “SpaceX”, owned by American billionaire Elon Musk, but “Blue Origin” and a third company, “Dynetics”, submitted objections to the outcome of the tender. The US Audit Bureau has not yet decided on them.

The United States seeks to return to the moon by 2024 within the “Artemis” program, in preparation for a manned mission to Mars in the thirties of this century.

And Bezos considered, in a letter to NASA, that his offer allows “to bridge the funding shortfall” that prompted the US Agency to award the contract to one company instead of two competing.

Blue Origin has launched a frantic lobbying campaign to overturn the decision since it failed to win a NASA bid, prompting the US Senate to pass a bill approving $10 billion for a manned lander.

But the bill is still being debated in the House of Representatives and its opponents have described it as a “Bezos bailout.”

Bezos pointed out that one of the advantages of the “Blue Moon” lander that his company is building is its use of liquid hydrogen as a fuel, as it can be extracted from the moon’s ice, which coincides with NASA’s plans to use the moon to fuel rockets during distant operations in the solar system.

He added that the company will, at its own expense, conduct Earth orbit tests on its lander.

“We are ready to help NASA reduce its technical risks, resolve its financial constraints, and return the Artemis program to a more competitive, credible, and sustainable path,” Bezos said.

It is not certain that Bezos’ last-minute initiative will change the outcome of the bidding.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics .. 4 golds for Croatia, Italy, Ireland, and New Zealand in rowing

Croatia won the men’s double boat gold in the rowing competitions at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday. Romania finished second to get the silver medal, while Denmark took the bronze.

Brothers Martin and Valent Senkovic, who won gold in the double rowing races in Rio 2016 and were world champions in the double kayaking in 2018 and 2019, clocked a time of 6 minutes 15.29 seconds, 1.29 seconds ahead of the Romanian duo.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Rowing – Men’s Pair – Medal Ceremony – Sea Forest Waterway, Tokyo, Japan – July 29, 2021 Gold medallists Martin Sinkovic of Croatia and Valent Sinkovic of Croatia celebrate in their boat with their medals REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw

Covid-19: Martinique again confined, Guadeloupe reinstates a curfew

The health situation “worsens” in Martinique and the Covid-19 figures “explode” on the island, where the perfect announced, Wednesday, July 28, new confinement from Friday 7 p.m. for a period of at least three weeks. In Guadeloupe, faced with the “meteoric” progression of contaminations, a state of health emergency was declared on Wednesday and a curfew was established there from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The overseas departments and territories are not the only ones affected by this outbreak of the epidemic, which affects the whole of France. As of Wednesday, nearly 1,000 patients ill with a severe form of Covid-19 were being treated in critical care units, according to health data attesting to an outbreak of contaminations. Critical care services are welcoming 992 patients, up from 859 a week ago. The number of positive cases recorded, nearly 28,000 Wednesday, reached its highest level since April 28. The positivity rate (proportion of positive cases compared to the number of people tested) remained stable at 4.1%. The disease has claimed 40 patients in 24 hours in the hospital, for a total of nearly 112,000 deaths since the start of the pandemic.

Rihanna Is About to launch FENTY PERFUME soon

On Wednesday, the singer/beauty mogul/icon posted black-and-white imagery of herself on Instagram and Twitter with the caption, “#FENTYPARFUM COMING SOON👀”.

While the post wasn’t exactly heavy on specifics, it seems that Fenty perfume is indeed dropping imminently. Earlier in the week, Fenty Beauty had shared a teaser of what we can now assume to be the shadowy silhouette of a perfume flacon, on Instagram:

According to Perfumania.com, which is currently stocking the new scent, Reb’l Fleur Love Always is a richer version of the original perfume. It features fruity top notes of red berries, purple plum and peach, with a heart of Hawaiian hibiscus flower, violet and tuberose, and base notes of vanilla, patchouli, amber and musk.

Bob Odenkirk collapses on Better Call Saul set

Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk was hospitalized Tuesday after collapsing on the show’s New Mexico set.

Crew members called paramedics, who took the 58-year-old actor to a hospital, where he remained Tuesday night, a person close to Odenkirk who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter told The Associated Press.

Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill- Better Call Saul _ Season 5, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Greg Lewis/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse, or how long Odenkirk might be hospitalized.

“Better Call Saul,” the spin-off prequel to “Breaking Bad,” has been shooting its sixth and final season, which is set to air on AMC next year.

Like Breaking BadBetter Call Saul is set in and mostly shot in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 

Odenkirk has been nominated for four Emmys for playing the title character, a down-on-his-luck lawyer named Jimmy McGill who becomes increasingly corrupt and adopts the pseudonym Saul Goodman.

Jungle Cruise: should you see the latest Disney movie?

JUNGLE CRUISE FILM. Worn by Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, Jungle Cruise is a Disney summer movie for young and old. Should we go see him? The opinion of critics.

[Updated July 28, 2021, at 9:35 am] Embark aboard the old raffiot La Quila for the new Disney adventure! Jungle Cruise, a film inspired by the famous Mickey Parks attraction, was released on July 28, 2021, in theaters. Young and old will be able to follow the quest of Lily Houghton (Emily Blunt), a doctor who went to the depths of South America to find a remedy that will revolutionize medicine. Helped by a rogue captain (Dwayne Johnson) and his brother (Jack Whitehall), this adventure promises to take viewers on a journey along the Amazon, the feature film being accessible from 10 years old according to Allociné, PG- 13 (accompaniment strongly recommended) according to IMDB.

Critics are relatively won over by the cruise offered by Jungle Cruise. A feminine “Indiana Jones” for Télé 7 Jours, “fast-paced adventure film for Closer”, “cabotin family entertainment” for Le Figaro, comparisons with films such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Indiana Jones and In pursuit of the Green Diamond do not miss. All the media agree especially in saluting the alchemy and the charisma of the two main actors: Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson. “With the winning pair Emily Blunt / Dwayne Johnson, the card of the great show is doubled here by an extra soul”, underlines Les Fiches du cinema, an opinion shared by Le Journal du Dimanche: “This honorable entertainment is valid for the performance of its two main performers, Dwayne Johnson thoroughly in self-mockery and Emily Blunt always as mischievous. ” Perfect entertainment for the summer.

Penny Oleksiak wins bronze in 200m freestyle

Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak has won a bronze medal in the women’s 200-meter freestyle at the Tokyo Olympics.

With history on the line and a country watching with anticipation, Canadian swimmer Penny Oleksiak was feeling the pressure Wednesday morning at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.

Minutes before her 200-meter freestyle race, Oleksiak was doing everything she could to calm herself down. 

Her bronze in the 200-meter freestyle for a sixth career medal makes the 21-year-old from Toronto her country’s most decorated summer Olympian.

The Toronto native made history at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, becoming the first Canadian to win four medals (one gold, one silver, and two bronze) in the same Summer Games and the youngest Olympic champion at just 16-years-old.

It’s her sixth Olympic medal and third bronze of her illustrious career. She anchored Canada to a silver medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle on Sunday to go with the four she won in her first Olympics in 2016 in Rio — one gold, one silver, and two bronze.

 Australia’s Ariarne Titmus took gold while Hong Kong’s Siobhan Bernadette Haughey took silver.”

German Olympic footballer eliminated from the competition

The German Olympic team did not get more than 1: 1 (0: 0) in their last group game against Ivory Coast and thus missed the quarter-finals. Benjamin Henrichs’ own goal gave the Ivorians (67th minute) the lead, Eduard Löwen only managed to equalize with a free-kick (73rd). After the silver medal in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, the 2021 Olympic football tournament for the DFB team will end after the group stage.

America returns to the path of victories and sweeps Iran in basketball

The United States was back on track to win a fourth consecutive gold medal in the Olympic men’s basketball competition on Wednesday, with a 54-point victory over Iran thanks to a series of three-pointers to turn the page on Sunday’s disappointing loss to France.

And Damilan Lillard scored 6 three-pointers in the first half to lead the United States 60-30.

Lillard, who plays with the Portland Trail Blazers in the NBA, finished the game with 21 points, Kevin Durant finished the game with 10 points, acquired 5 balls, and provided 5 assists, and the United States scored 19 three-pointers to achieve a 120-66 victory.

This victory will ease concerns about the US team after the shock defeat by France on Sunday, which was the first loss at the Olympics since 2004 and only the sixth in the history of the competition.

The United States will play the Czech Republic on Saturday, while Iran will face its rival France on the same day.

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