Mexican GP, Bottas pole! Then Hamilton and Verstappen. Sainz 6th, Leclerc 8th

Max Verstappen (NLD) Red Bull Racing. 06.11.2021. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 18, Mexican Grand Prix, Mexico City, Mexico, Qualifying Day

The two mercedes, After suffering and struggling, disappointed in the three free practice sessions, the star has resumed to shine in the supreme moment. Bottas on pole, Hamilton in the front row, in front of both Verstappen and Perez. And now what seemed like a very favorable race for Verstappen has turned into another uncertain chapter of the challenge.

In Istanbul, Yuki Tsunoda had ‘publicly’ revealed his support for Max Verstappen in the Dutchman’s world championship battle with Lewis Hamilton, stressing that he had done everything on that occasion to keep the British driver behind him. Today, however, in a completely involuntary way and in an attempt to make himself useful, the Japanese has instead created many problems not only for the Dutchman, but for the entire Red Bull team.

The Mexican Grand Prix takes place on the track dedicated to the Rodriguez brothers in Mexico City at 2,240 meters above sea level. The high altitude causes an air thinning of over 30% compared to the density at sea level. On the one hand, this phenomenon leads to a drastic reduction in the resistance to advancement of the cars, but in fact this is the only positive consequence, counterbalanced by many other decidedly negative factors. In fact, it is no exaggeration to consider rarefaction a ruthless killer of single-seater performance as well as constituting a tangible danger to the reliability of the power units.

Incredible incident on film set: Alec Baldwin kills the director of photography with a gun (which had to be loaded with blanks)

In the coming months we will certainly investigate more thoroughly what happened on the set of the film “Rust”, where the well-known actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot (at least for the moment) the director of the photography, killing her.

I vaguely remember other incidents of the kind, but more than anything else they were accidents due to stuntmen who had to do stunts or dangerous scenes …

I don’t remember pistol accidents. Now, while admitting the actor’s good faith, it’s amazing to think how a gun was loaded with live bullets when it only needed to be loaded with blanks.

Baldwin is among the producers of the film while behind the camera of the independent film “Rust” is the director Joel Souza, 48, who was also injured and is now hospitalized at Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe. However, there was nothing to do for director of photography Halyna Hutchins, who was shot and transported in serious condition by air ambulance to the University of New Mexico hospital in Albuquerque, where she died shortly after the arrival of she.

Trump launches his social network: it will be called TRUTH and will challenge Big Tech

Former US President Donald Trump unveiled the new social platform that was announced several months ago as an alternative to the social networks from which he was removed for his involvement in the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Congress. calls TRUTH Social (“truth” means “truth”), it will arrive next year and will replace the blog with which Trump had briefly returned to be heard online. In a statement released Wednesday, Trump said he created TRUTH Social “to oppose the tyranny of Big Tech companies” and “to fight them,” arguing that the goal of the Trump Media and Technology Group (TMTG) – the company that has developed – both “to give a voice to everyone”. “We live in a world where the Taliban have a large presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American president has been silenced. This is unacceptable ».

After January 6, all the major social platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, had suspended or blocked Trump’s profiles, accusing him of inciting their supporters to carry out the assault on Congress, where the certification was being certified. election victory of President Joe Biden. Trump had never acknowledged the defeat and according to the companies that manage the main social networks had violated the guidelines of the platforms, which prohibit sharing content that promotes violence and fake news.

Trump had also been subjected to an impeachment trial accused of fomenting the attack on Congress: then he was acquitted, thanks to the votes of the Republicans.

The first tests on TRUTH Social will be carried out in November and the platform will be ready by the first months of 2022; later it should also offer news, podcasts, entertainment programs and a subscription service for video on demand. The resources for its realization come from the merger between TMTG and another company, the Digital World Acquisition Corp, which in recent months has raised 294 million dollars from various investors (it is not said, however, that all investors will remain in the deal. , and Digital World’s equity may shrink).

The tension between China and Taiwan is still rising.Xi warns the world: “Taiwan will be reunited with China, no one will interfere”

Yesterday evening Beijing rejected the offer of talks made by the president of the Asian island Tsai Ing-wen. The president then said today that Taiwan will strengthen its defenses so that no one can force it to accept the path traced by China without freedom and democracy.

The Taiwan independence movement is “the biggest obstacle to national reunification, a serious threat to China’s rejuvenation: it never ends well for those who forget their ancestors, betray their homeland or divide the country. They will certainly be despised by the people and judged by history ”. The peremptory tones of President Xi Jinping, echoed in the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, in Beijing, gave a clear representation of the woodworm well rooted in the Communist leadership because “the historical task of the complete reunification of the motherland must be fulfilled and it certainly will be. “.
Xi warned the world on the rebel island, 130 km away from the coasts of Fujian, so close and at the same time far from mainland China for institutional arrangements: never before, despite the pressure from Beijing and the almost 150 military aircraft and fighters sent to violate the defense space from 1 to 4 October.
Only the 23 million Taiwanese have the right to decide “the future and development” of the island, was the reply of the Taipei Council for Business with China: in the face of the ambitions of the Communist Party, President Tsai Ing- Wen has repeatedly reiterated that he “will neither yield nor advance”, strongly defending national sovereignty and security and continuing to deepen relations with friendly countries and maintain the “status quo of peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait”.

Mick Jagger had himself photographed outside a bar in Charlotte, North Carolina, where no one recognized him.

Who said Mick Jagger is world famous? It can happen to everyone to turn in some places without being recognized. Also to the frontman of the Rolling Stones, one of the most famous and iconic bands in history. This was demonstrated by the singer-songwriter himself, who on social media on September 30th shared a photograph of him with a beer outside a very small bar in Charlotte, North Carolina. A bar where, according to local newspapers, no one would have recognized him!

Immediately after a concert at Bank of America Stadium, the Stones took some rest and Jagger took the opportunity to have a beer in a tiny local bar. According to reports from Ultimate Classic Rock, the club staff confirmed that no one had noticed the rock star’s presence inside the bar. The enthusiasm was triggered by the post with the photo published by the artist on social media in the afternoon.

“Thirsty Beaver co-owner Brian Wilson informed me that Mick Jagger went unnoticed last night,” Joe Bruno, a reporte from a local broadcaster, explained on social media, sharing the singer’s post. Apparently the people to the right of him in the photo had also bought tickets to the Stones concert, but they didn’t realize that the band’s frontman was right next to them. Below is Jagger’s post with the photo that sparked an incredible media case.

Google turns 23 and launches a special promotion on the Google Store: offers

Happy birthday, Google! Yes, today, September 27th, is Google’s birthday, which turns 23 years old. And despite his birthday, it is Google that gives the gift and does it to its most loyal users, launching a special promo on the Google Store.
Google turns 23: the Google Store promo

For the whole day today, in fact, all the products present in the Google Store, an exclusion of Google Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Hello, Nest Camera Indoor, FitBit Charge 5 and FitBit Charge 4, are available for purchase. with a 20% discount using the GOOGLEBDAY coupon during the checkout phase.

But not only because, Google says, there are other discounts hidden here and there inside the Google Store and it’s up to users to find them and take advantage of them, as a sort of treasure hunt (there is, for example, Pixel 4a at 299 euro with the code BDAYSURPRISE23). It is good to keep in mind that the promo is valid only for 24 hours and therefore from 00:00 to 23:59 of today 27 September.

England, Arsenal win the most anticipated derby: beat Tottenham 3-1

Arsenal beat Tottenham (3-1) this Sunday in the sixth day of the Premier to continue improving their football and position in the table, unlike their London neighbor, while Raúl Jiménez scored again for Wolverhampton a year later .

Mikel Arteta’s men signed a great first half at the Emirates, with goals from Smith Rowe, Aubameyang and Saka, and they took a derby that confirms an important change with respect to the first days. The ‘gunners’ work and the ‘spurs’ have three days without winning when they started the first three leaders.

Now, Arsenal has nine points, the same as those of Nuno Espirito Santo, when the Portuguese coach seemed to have fallen on his feet at Tottenham, mainly due to a lost reliability. The visiting goal was made by the Spanish Reguilón, but the three points remained in an Emirates that regains some faith in the season.

Meanwhile, in the other game played this Sunday, Wolverhampton achieved the second victory of the season by beating (0-1) Southampton, with a great goal from Raúl Jiménez, who after a long injury scored again for the ‘wolves’ a year later.

Alexander Volkanovski vs Brian Ortega confirmed for UFC 266

Reigning UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega would face off in a match for the UFC 260 title.
However, Alexander Volkanovski’s positivity to COVID-19 prevented such a dispute, which was shelved pending a new date.

Their confrontation was then included in the plans of UFC 266, PPV of the month of September, and Dana White has confirmed it in the last hours. This will almost certainly be the new main event of the aforementioned card.

In April, Alexander Volkanovski and Ortega were announced as coaches of the current edition of The Ultimate Fighter.

The Australian is still undefeated in the UFC and is returning from a two-match streak against former champion Max Holloway.

Ortega returned to action last October after nearly 2 years of inactivity, defeating “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung to then claim the coveted title shot at the featherweight belt.

Singer Kelly Price not missing, still recovering COVID-19, attorney says

Famous gospel singer Kelly Price was safe Friday night after being reported missing in the Atlanta area where she lives, her lawyer said.

Monica Ewing said she didn’t think Price was missing, but that she had gone to a “quiet place” to recover after being recently discharged from the hospital where she was being treated for Covid-19.

“She is safe,” Ewing said. She was discharged from the hospital with Covid and went to a quiet place trying to recover.

The lawyer claimed that Price has overcome Covid-19, but she still needs to get all the strength of her to perform.

“She must rest and begin the journey back to health,” she said.

Sergeant Wayne Delek, of the Cobb County Police in Georgia, confirmed that Price was the subject of a missing person report, but said no details will be released, including who reported her missing.

The 48-year-old singer talked about her contract with Covid-19 on an Instagram Video device on July 29: “Last night I wasn’t feeling well… It came back to me that I had Covid…. I have a lot of pain. I have no appetite. I am so weak. I can barely stay awake … “

He said she was “praying this would pass quickly”.

TMZ First I said that the singer is missing.

Price has achieved many gospel hits. In 1998, her song “Friend of Mine” reached number one Airplay R&B Adult Chart on Billboard.

The rate hike is another test for Bitcoin

The price of bitcoin (BTC) and other crypto assets may face some headwinds in the coming months as central banks around the world prepare to say goodbye to the ultra-loose monetary policies caused by the COVID pandemic. 19.

As the first central bank in a Western developed nation to do so since the start of the pandemic, Norway’s central bank, Norges Bank, this week raised its interest rate from 0% to 0.25%, citing the need to “initiate a gradual normalization of the official rate “while the economy” normalizes “.

Norges Bank further justified the rate hike by stating that “the reopening of the company has led to a marked recovery of the Norwegian economy and activity is now above the pre-pandemic level”. He added that the rate “will most likely increase further in December”. And while the rate hike in Norway may be insignificant in itself, central banks tend to follow each other when it comes to interest rate policies, as pointed out by Nik Bhatia, bitcoin advocate and author of the book Layered Money:

Also, setting the stage for tighter monetary policies, the Bank of England (BoE) warned Thursday that “global inflationary pressures remained strong” by keeping rates unchanged. He also noted that “cost pressures may prove to be more persistent” than previously believed.

The Fed is keeping rates unchanged for now

Similarly, the US Federal Reserve (the Fed) also decided to keep rates unchanged this week, although it noted in its statement that “inflation is high” and that it “is on track to moderately exceed 2%. for some time”.

2% is the long-term inflation target set by the Federal Reserve.

In comments to reporters, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell said tapering – which means a withdrawal of the central bank’s $ 120 billion in monthly bond purchases to support financial markets – could begin as early as the next Fed meeting at early November, provided the labor market remains “reasonably strong”.

With a rising inflation rate and a tighter labor market, some analysts say the market now seems almost relieved that the Fed is moving towards tapering and rate hikes.