Thursday, April 22, 2021

Author: Rania Shawky

Ozark’ Season 4: will it be released soon?

Netflix crime drama Ozark returned for its highly-anticipated third season with a bang, as the Byrde family once again got pushed to their limits on more than one occasion.

Marty was abducted and tortured by the drug kingpin himself, Omar Navarro, who isn’t done with his star accountant and wife Wendy just yet. Meanwhile, the Byrde matriarch was forced to do the unthinkable and order a hit on her own brother Ben to save their family from being slaughtered by the cartel.

Netflix has confirmed that the series will return for a fourth (and final) 14-episode season, which will be split into two parts.

The popularity of Ozark has skyrocketed, becoming one of the biggest and best Originals on Netflix to date. In April 2020, we got word that the series ranks among the most-watched titles of all time. Just under 30 million people watched the third season.

The show kickstarted its life on Netflix back in the summer of 2017 and despite drawing constant comparisons to Breaking Bad, it’s earned its place among the best on Netflix. It’s been a big awards magnets earning 32 Emmy nominations alone. The most recent season landed on Netflix back in March 2020.

The final season will be divided into two parts; the first part is expected to be released in late 2021. The second part is likely to debut next year, possibly spring 2022.

Netflix first announced Ozark would return for a fourth and final season last June.

The Swiss luxury watch sector is at the forefront of digital transformation due to the pandemic

To keep the Geneva Luxury Watch Fair on schedule after it was canceled last year due to the pandemic, the organizers of this year’s landmark annual event for industry professionals chose a radical solution: to hold the exhibition in a fully virtualized version, at a time when the luxury Swiss watch sector is facing the increasing popularity of smartwatches.

Fans of fine watches can watch their screens to watch the “Watches & Wonders” platform, in order to discover the latest innovations from the 38 international brands participating in the event, which will continue until April 13th.

The event this year is full of remarkable products, including “Chanel” watches in bright colors inspired by the world of electronic music in the 1990s, a “Rolex” watch with a disc made of meteorite debris, and a bracelet made of a new material composed of 40% of plant materials from the remains of used apples In the food industry in one of the classic “Cartier” models, which is in the process of the recycling economy.
Edouard Milan, president of Swiss watch manufacturer H. Moser, said that this virtual version of the exhibition was “a good opportunity for learning”.

Milan expects that virtual events will be organized on a large scale in the future, even after the pandemic is closed. “This will never replace exhibitions and contracts signed personally. But it is in line with the requirements of the times,” he says.

The Parade of Mummies: Kings of Ancient Egypt set off in the streets of Cairo

On Saturday evening, the streets of the Egyptian capital Cairo witnessed the launch of the unprecedented “royal procession”, to transport the mummies of 18 kings and 4 queens from the era of the Pharaohs, among them Ramses II, the Third, Hatshepsut, Seknen Ra, Thutmose III, Seti I, Mert Amun, and Ahmose Nefertari, From the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization, downtown Cairo.

The opening of the Museum of Civilization
And President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi gave the signal to start the procession, from inside the National Museum of Civilization in the Fustat region, the first Islamic capital of Egypt.

Al-Sisi opened the museum completely, after its partial opening in 2017, and the Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Khaled Al-Anani, gave an explanation to the President about the museum and its contents and gave him the first ticket to visit the museum, explaining that the tickets will be booked electronically and that the museum consists of 3 floors, one of them For management and restoration, the second contains museum exhibition halls, confirming the opening of the museum to the public on April 18.

After the museum’s inauguration, a documentary film entitled “The Egypt of Civilization” was shown about the most prominent antiquities development projects during the past years, which reported the opening of more than 20 museums and the restoration of more than 100 archaeological sites.

After the opening of the museum, Al-Anani announced the succession of openings during the coming period, indicating the progress of work in the Muhammad Ali Palace in Cairo, and the Rams Road in Luxor, in addition to preparing for the opening of the Grand Egyptian Museum in the presence of a number of world leaders

Al-Anani pointed out that the procession of mummies, in which 4 heroes participated, the first being the mummies themselves that were previously transferred more than once before, including transporting them from their original cemeteries to a cache in times of weakness of the old international, then to the Bulaq Museum in Cairo, and from there to the Egyptian Museum in Tahrir Square He explained that the second hero is the Museum of Civilization, and the third is the Egyptian Museum, which was inaugurated in 1902, and will return to its splendor during the coming period, while the fourth hero is Cairo itself with its history and civilization.

President  Elsisi receives the motorcade
Before the start of the procession, President El-Sisi expressed, through his Twitter account, that he looked forward “with all pride and pride to receive the kings and queens of Egypt after their journey from the Egyptian Museum to Tahrir to the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization.”

The Tokyo Olympic torch relay kicks off without an audience

The Japanese city of Fukushima witnessed the launch of the Tokyo Olympic torch relay, which has been postponed since last year, amid the absence of the masses in light of fears of an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus.

On March 15, the organizing committee announced that it is committed to “ensuring the safety and security of the torch relay for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, by taking preventive measures, to prevent the spread of infection among the torchbearers, the rest of the participants in the march, in addition to the local population as well,” according to the agency Reuters.

A ray of light at the end of darkness
The rose gold torch, whose top is the shape of cherry blossom, was lit at a party at the Jay Flag Sports Center in Fukushima, Japan.
The Olympic Organizing Committee chose the center for its symbolism, as it represented the base for rescue operations, in the wake of the nuclear disaster, earthquake, and severe tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011, killing about 18,500 people.
In her speech, Committee Chair Seiko Hashimoto said that she hoped the Olympic flame would represent a “ray of light at the end of darkness”, adding that “this little flame has never lost hope, and I wait for this day like a cherry blossom is about to bloom.”
Cherry blossoms are known as “sakura” in Japan, and they are the most popular and preferred species by the Japanese, as they bear a national character. They formed a symbol to motivate Japanese pilots during World War II, and they painted them on the sides of their aircraft before embarking on suicide missions, and they symbolize beauty and life. Ephemeral.
The torch will pass through 47 Japanese cities and end its journey at Tokyo National Stadium, the official opening day of the Olympiad, on July 23.
Without fans
The organizing committee banned the public attendance at Thursday’s ceremony, but they will be able to line up on the sides of the road to follow the torch relay in the upcoming stations, in the event that they commit to wearing protective masks against the Covid-19 virus, in addition to avoiding crowds, with encouragement only by applause.
Japanese fans will attend the upcoming Summer Games matches only, as the Organizing Committee decided, early this week, to refund the value of tickets sold to foreigners, in light of the measures taken to curb the spread of the virus.
An opinion poll for the Japanese newspaper The Yomiuri newspaper, earlier this March, showed that if the games are to be held this year, 91% of respondents want to have the fewest fans possible, or not be allowed to attend.
Japan recorded about 460,000 infections, compared to nearly 8,900 deaths from the Covid-19 virus, and is currently suffering from a high daily infection index, in light of the outbreak of the third wave of the virus, according to data from the Worldometers website.

Tesla opens the door to buying its cars using Bitcoin

Businessman Elon Musk, founder and director of Tesla, announced on Wednesday that the company’s cars can now be purchased using the digital currency Bitcoin, with the option available outside the United States, later this year.

Musk said, in a tweet on Twitter: “You can now buy a Tesla car in Bitcoin. The Bitcoin currency paid to Tesla will not be converted into paper currencies.”

Cryptocurrency support
The decision is the second step Tesla takes to support cryptocurrencies this year, as the company bought, last month, Bitcoin coins worth $ 1.5 billion and announced the near acceptance of Bitcoin as a payment method for buying its cars, which led to an increase in the price of the most famous cryptocurrency in the world.

It is not a secret of anyone’s secret that Musk has wide support for cryptocurrencies, especially at the level of the two currencies, Bitcoin and the rising Dogecoin.

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