the first concert paid in Bitcoin is by One Republic

A historic event for music ended last week thanks to One Republic. The famous US band was the first to create a live concert that can be purchased in Bitcoin. The event was held on November 16th at the gates of Vienna with tickets sold out in a few minutes through the Strike peer-to-peer app.

The American singer is a big fan of cryptocurrencies and NFT and is convinced that music and technology must go hand in hand. Apparently he has no intention of stopping there, in fact the American artist has already announced that in December he will hold another show that will accept payments in Bitcoin.

It is a very important event for the music scene with the first world famous band launching this type of initiative. The world of music has often been associated with NFTs, where this year we have seen several artists try their hand at digital works.

Black Friday is increasingly awaited, but this year the discounts are not as in the past (due to the covid crisis)

There are two days to black friday

But now the more the years go by, the more anticipated black friday is, as if it were a ritual or a unique event.
I still remember before 2016 when black friday was practically unknown outside the united states, while today everyone knows what it is, even if probably few know its meaning and that is the Friday after the last Thursday of the month which would be the Thanksgiving Day.
When I was a boy, Christmas decorations began at the beginning of December or even after the immaculate … nowadays someone even dares to display decorations and at the end of October, and for me this is an absurd thing.

This year, however, I do not see particular offers, especially on the alien world of amazon, where in recent years there were unattainable prices for other shops, so much so as to send entire local economies of various nations into crisis.
This is mainly due to the fact that this year there is a crisis in finding semiconductors due in turn to the unavailability of Silicon. All this has repercussions in the technology sector, but also on other sectors such as cars or toys.
So If you want to shop with blackfriday super discounts, think carefull!

American Music Awards 2021: The full winner’s list

The American Music Awards were presented Sunday 21th November in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. The full list of nominees follows.

Here there is the list of Winners

Artist of the Year: BTS
New Artist of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo
Collaboration of the Year: Kiss Me More di Doja Cat e SZA
Favorite Trending Song: Body di Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Music Video: Montero di Lil Nas X

Favorite Male Pop Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Pop Artist: Taylow Swift
Favorite Pop Duo or Group: BTS
Favorite Pop Album: evermore di Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop Song: Butter dei BTS

Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Duo or Group: Dan + Shay
Favorite Country Album: Goldmine di Gabby Barrett
Favorite Country Song: The Good Ones di Gabby Barrett

Favorite Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Favorite Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Hip Hop Song: Up di Cardi B

Favorite Male R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Female R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Favorite R&B Album: Planet Her di Doja Cat
Favorite R&B Song: Leave the Door Open dei Silk Sonic

Favorite Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite Female Latin Artist: Becky G
Favorite Latin Duo or Group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Favorite Latin Album: El ultimo tour del mundo di Bad Bunny
Favorite Latin Song: telepatia di Kali Uchis

Favorite Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite Inspirational Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello

Biden runs for cover to defend Kamala Harris in evident difficulty: “she is a courageous leader”

A popularity rate of 28 percent, a mission to Paris that has practically gone unnoticed by the national and international press. Vice President Kamala Harris appears increasingly in trouble, also according to CNN’s detailed revelations about the former Democratic senator’s team’s frustration with her role in the White House.

So much so that President Joe Biden, who also has to deal with an all-time low popularity, just 41%, ran for cover with a statement of support for the deputy published by spokeswoman Jen Psaki on Twitter. “The vice president is not only a vital partner for Potus but also a courageous leader who has taken the lead on important challenges that our country faces: from the right to vote to the causes of migration and the strengthening of broadband”, reads the message addressed “to all those who need to listen”.

Psaki’s tweet, released last night, was relaunched today by other senior White House officials, including chief of staff, Ron Klain, to gauge how alarmed the revelations, also published the night, caused in the West Wing. last on CNN’s website, regarding complaints from Harris loyalists, who claim Biden’s deputy would not be put in a position to be successful.

Accusations to which the West Wing, the wing of the White House that houses the president’s staff offices, is answered by pointing the finger at the “dysfunctions” of the vice president’s office, which has already lost several collaborators within a few months . “Kamala Harris spent nearly a year taking on all the problems the West Wing didn’t want to take on,” is the accusation of one of the former aides of the first female vice president, and not white, with a particular reference to the fact that Harris runs the thorny dossier of migrants.

F1: Hamilton disqualified in qualifying: he will be last in the Sprint in Brazil

Following the irregularity found on the Drs of his car, Lewis Hamilton is ousted from yesterday’s qualifying for the Brazilian GP and will therefore be required to start from the last position in the Sprint Qualifying. A heavy decision, but predictable and in some ways inevitable.

And therefore Verstappen can rejoice because he will find himself starting in front of everyone in the mini race of 24 laps. The Dutchman, who escaped with a 50,000 euro fine to the “touch” on the Mercedes in a parc fermé, thus has a very big opportunity to give another blow to the world championship fight. The explanation, in a nutshell, was that there was no “movement of any wing element” at the time of the touch, even if it is still an infringement.

Mercedes comes for having infringed article 3.6.3 of the Technician, following the rules of the qualifying place yesterday, when the Drs opened on the W number 44 found an allowed 85 mm. In the long and detailed explanation by the FIA ​​delegates, the good faith of the reigning champions is not questioned, who are recognized not as a deliberate mistake but as an escape from the engineers of the Star manufacturer. It should be emphasized that Lewis Hamilton got the commissioners to consider it unlikely that Verstappen’s touch could have gotten the problem or tampered with the wing measurements in general.

The Englishman will start from the back, and based on the result of Saturday’s race he will be relegated by a further five positions on the grid for tomorrow’s GP due to the use, confirmed yesterday, of the fifth thermal engine.

Johnson & Johnson will split into two companies

(ANSA) – NEW YORK, NOV 12 – Johnson & Johnson splits into two listed companies. The giant, at the height of its 135 years and with more than 136,000 employees, opts for the spin off of its consumer products division, known for patches, shampoos for children and Neutrogena products. The separation will take place in 18-24 months and is “the best way to accelerate efforts to serve our patients, consumers and healthcare professionals,” as well as “push growth,” says CEO Alex Gorsky.

The group plans to complete the separation within 18-24 months, a statement read.

J&J will retain the pharmaceutical and medical equipment divisions. The divisions are expected to generate revenues of approximately $ 77 billion in 2021.

The stock was up 5% in the US pre-market in the wake of the news

CMA Awards 2021 Winners: The Complete List

The 55th Annual Country Music Association Awards were held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The ceremony was hosted CMA Award winner Luke Bryan.

Entertainer of the Year

Eric Church
WINNER: Luke Combs
Miranda Lambert
Chris Stapleton
Carrie Underwood

Female Vocalist of the Year

Gabby Barrett
Miranda Lambert
Ashley McBryde
Maren Morris
WINNER: Carly Pearce

Male Vocalist of the Year

Dierks Bentley
Eric Church
Luke Combs
Thomas Rhett
WINNER: Chris Stapleton

Vocal Group of the Year

Lady A
Little Big Town
WINNER: Old Dominion
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year

Brooks & Dunn
WINNER: Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae

New Artist of the Year

WINNER: Jimmie Allen
Ingrid Andress
Gabby Barrett
Mickey Guyton

Album of the Year

29, Carly Pearce
Dangerous: The Double Album, Morgan Wallen
Heart, Eric Church
Skeletons, Brothers Osborne
WINNER: Starting Over, Chris Stapleton

Single of the Year

“Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown
“The Good Ones,” Gabby Barrett
“Hell Of A View,” Eric Church
“One Night Standards,” Ashley McBryde
WINNER: “Starting Over,” Chris Stapleton

Song of the Year

“Forever After All,” Luke Combs, Drew Parker, Robert Williford
“The Good Ones,” Gabby Barrett, Zach Kale, Emily Landis, Jim McCormick
“Hell Of A View,” Casey Beathard, Eric Church, Monty Criswell
“One Night Standards,” Nicolette Hayford, Shane McAnally, Ashley McBryde
WINNER: “Starting Over,” Mike Henderson, Chris StapletonJohn Shearer/Getty Images for CMA

Musical Event of the Year

“Buy Dirt,” Jordan Davis, Luke Bryan
“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
“Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home),” Elle King, Miranda Lambert
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown
WINNER: “half of my hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney

Music Video of the Year

“Chasing After You,” Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris
“Famous Friends,” Chris Young, Kane Brown
“Gone,” Dierks Bentley
“Younger Me,” Brothers Osborne
WINNER: “half of my hometown,” Kelsea Ballerini, Kenny Chesney

Musician of the Year

WINNER: Jenee Fleenor
Paul Franklin
Aaron Sterling
Ilya Toshinskiy
Derek Wells

China beats the US in space launches in the third quarter of 2021, reaching 15

The space launch market is becoming increasingly important both in terms of numbers and in terms of revenues. Through the data released by BryceTech we can look at the data for the third quarter of 2021. According to what was reported, China through the CASC (Chinese Aerospace Science and Technology Company) carried out more space launches during the quarter, touching 15 launches against 3 of reality like SpaceX for the United States. But there is much more also thanks to the comparison with the second quarter of this year. China and the US dominate the space launch market Also according to the information released by BryceTech, between the 15 launches of CASC and the 3 of SpaceX Arianespace ranks with 5 while Roscosmos is in fourth position with 2 launches. In Q3 2021, companies such as ULA, Firefly, Astra, iSpace, Northrop Grumman, Rocket Lab and Expace made a single launch. This account, however, as recalled by those who defined the table, also includes failed launches as in the case of Firefly. By way of comparison, in the previous quarter (Q2 2021), there were 11 launches of SpaceX and CASC respectively. 3 instead were those of Roscosmos and Arianespace, 2 those of ULA and Northrop Grumman and 1 Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab and the Iranian space agency. If we consider the number of spacecraft / satellites launched (regardless of operation), Arianespace dominates the ranking with 111 units, followed by SpaceX with 61, CASC with 30. The other companies are all further down in the rankings. Altogether 226 spacecraft / satellites were launched with 73% being for telecommunications. Only 12 were for data collection from space and 2% were manned or with cargo destined for space stations. Furthermore, 90% were smallsats which, however, concern only 24% of the mass. In the last quarter 577 spacecraft / satellites were launched with 83% related to telecommunications.

Bitcoin even surpasses Tesla’s market cap! It is now sixth in the world rankings

Bitcoin has seen an increase of over 10% in the last week, marking its new all-time high at around $ 68,500.

According to the ranking drawn up by Companies Market Cap, Bitcoin would settle in sixth place (eighth if gold and silver were added) with a market cap of 1,250 billion dollars, surpassing Tesla (1,167 billion) and Meta, formerly Facebook with a market cap of 941 billion. Climbing the ranking to fifth place we find the e-commerce giant Amazon which has a capitalization of 1.784 billion dollars.

The fourth place is in the hands of Alphabet, the parent company of Google, with 1.964 billion dollars, the oil company Saudi Aramaco opens the podium with a market cap of 1.987 billion dollars.

The second position is currently held by Apple, thanks to the incredible capitalization of $ 2.472 billion.

The throne of the prestigious ranking, however, is held by Microsoft, the multinational founded by Bill Gates capitalizes well 2.527 billion dollars.

COVID: vaccine for Kids in USA

Covid, in the US, definitive green light for a Pfizer vaccine for children between 5 and 11 years old

The OK from the CDC, which came after FDA approval, launches the new phase of the American vaccination campaign. Approximately 28 million children affected. “We are at a turning point in our battle with Covid,” said President Joe Biden. He specified that the injections could begin in the week of November 8.

In the United States, the authorities have finally approved Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11. The green light was given by the CDCs (Centers for disease control and prevention), which recommended injections also for this age group and, in fact, launched the new phase of the vaccination campaign. In recent days there was the approval of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), which had said yes for children at a reduced dose (one third of that for adults) and two injections three weeks apart. The decision affects approximately 28 million American children
Biden: “We are at a turning point”

“With the authorization of the vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, we are at a turning point in our battle with Covid,” said US President Joe Biden. The green light of the CDC to vaccinations for children, he added, is a “big step forward in our battle to defeat the virus”. The head of the White House has specified that the vaccination campaign for children can begin in the week of 8 November.