11th November (2021): VETERANS DAY [USA]

Veterans Day (originally known as Armistice Day) is a federal holiday in the United States observed annually on November 11, for honoring military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces (who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable). It coincides with other holidays including Armistice Day and Remembrance Day which are celebrated in other countries that mark the anniversary of the end of World War I. Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 when the Armistice with Germany went into effect. At the urging of major U.S. veteran organizations, Armistice Day was renamed Veterans Day in 1954.

Veterans Day is distinct from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans, while Memorial Day honors those who had died while in military service. Another military holiday that also occurs in May, Armed Forces Day, honors those currently serving in the U.S. military. Additionally, Women Veterans Day is recognized by a growing number of U.S. states that specifically honor women who have served in the U.S. military.

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.

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.

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.

23th October 2021: Mole Day (USA)

Mole Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated among chemists, chemistry students and chemistry enthusiasts on October 23, between 6:02 a.m. and 6:02 p.m., making the date 6:02 10/23 in the American style of writing dates. The time and date are derived from the Avogadro number, which is approximately 6.02×1023, defining the number of particles (atoms or molecules) in one mole (mol) of substance, one of the seven base SI units.

Mole Day originated in an article in The Science Teacher in the early 1980s. Inspired by this article, Maurice Oehler, a high school chemistry teacher from Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin, founded the National Mole Day Foundation (NMDF) on May 15, 1991.

Many high schools around the United StatesSouth AfricaAustralia, and Canada celebrate Mole Day as a way to get their students interested in chemistry, with various activities often related to chemistry or moles.

The American Chemical Society sponsors National Chemistry Week, which occurs from the Sunday through Saturday during which October 23 falls. This makes Mole Day an integral part of National Chemistry Week.

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).

♬ CLAPTONE – Just A Ghost ft. Seal

This new song from 2021 with the collaboration of Seal is delicious. It has the sound of the 90s and it is also a sound that burst with danceable energy.

LYRIC

I lost you in the summer
Before the lake got cold
You found another lover
Before the leaves turned gold
The days are getting darker
The wind begins to blow
I lost you in the summer
Like angels in the snow

When the sun sets and the night falls
Shadows dance across the walls
We come to life and I pull you close
Even if you’re just a ghost

Just a ghost to me
Just a ghost to me
Just a ghost to me
Even if you’re just a ghost

Even if you’re just a ghost

I lost you in the summer
Before the lake got cold
But I can still remember
The dunes before they froze
There’s a light across the water
But I know that you’re not home
I lost you in the summer
But I never let you go

When the sun sets and the night falls
Shadows dance across the walls
We come to life and I pull you close
Even if you’re just a ghost

Just a ghost to me
Just a ghost to me
Just a ghost to me
Even if you’re just a ghost

Baby I don’t think I’m seeing things
To me you’re not a ghost
Baby I don’t think I’m seeing things
To me you’re not a ghost

When the sun sets and the night falls
Shadows dance across the walls
We come to life and I pull you close
Even if you’re just a ghost

Just a ghost to me
Just a ghost to me
Just a ghost to me
Even if you’re just a ghost

Even if you’re just a ghost
Even if you’re just a ghost

Baby I don’t think I’m seeing things
To me you’re not a ghost
Baby I don’t think I’m seeing things
To me you’re not a ghost

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.

Gabby Petito is dead, the body of the “daughter of America” in the forest: it is hunting for her boyfriend Brian

The FBI has announced the discovery of the body of Gabby Petito, the young influencer who disappeared while she was taking a road trip with her boyfriend across America. Her remains were found in a forest in Wyoming, but the mystery about her disappearance – first – and death – then – is far from being resolved. Her boyfriend Brian Laundrie, 23, who has also disappeared, is currently being sought. The affair caused great uproar in American public opinion. In recent days, a video recorded by the bodycam of a Utah agent who stopped the 22-year-old along with her boyfriend on August 12 in Utah for speeding has also emerged. In the video, the girl appears crying uncontrollably, and then she tells the officers that she had a fight with her boyfriend for “personal reasons”. Images in contrast with the idyllic ones with which in these months of travel around America, the couple had told their social networks about their trekking, the breakfasts with yogurt and granola, the nights spent under the stars in the desert. An idyll interrupted last September 11 when Petito’s parents, after not having heard from her daughter for days, turned to the police to find out that Brian had only been back in Florida for 10 days. Considered by the police “person of interest”, but not indicted for the disappearance of his girlfriend, the 23-year-old is inexplicably refusing to cooperate with investigators. “Two people went on a trip and only one came back. I think Brian has some information, and I think the people around him have it, and we’re asking these people to come forward, ”said the chief of police in North Port, Florida. Police believe Petito last spoke to her parents in late August at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. From Utah comes not only the video recorded by the Moab police, but also the testimony of a person who called 911 that August 12 because he had seen the couple arguing violently, and the girl entering the car through the window “as if the boy had locked her out of the car. ‘ Then the police stopped the two young men and recorded the video in which the girl talks about what she describes as a compulsive disorder: “Sometimes I always have to clean and tidy up and then I apologize to him.” «He tells me that I have to calm down – the girl said again – but I am calm, it is he who stresses me».