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Having given up on any festive aspect, the Tokyo Olympics turned into an obsession with health. The Japanese government and the organizers have multiplied prevention protocols and measures since February, worried about the impact on Covid-19 contamination of such an unpopular event.

The latest decision to date, the executive on July 11 asked duty-free stores to verify the date of entry into Japan of their customers. This involves monitoring compliance with the fourteen days of isolation to which they are required upon their arrival in the Archipelago, and which prohibits them from using public transport or from interacting with people outside of Olympic activities.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also The Tokyo Olympics, behind closed doors and under a state of emergency

For the participants in the Olympics, this decision is in addition to the state of emergency – which fixes the closure of bars and restaurants at 8 p.m. – imposed in Tokyo to deal with an increase in contamination, and a whole series of measures detailed by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee in six “Playbooks”. These are supposed to guarantee “Safe and healthy games”, with the credo of locking the participants in a sanitary bubble including the wearing of a mask, respect for distances and repeated tests, while avoiding contact with the local population.

Each Playbook concerns a category of participants: athletes, the press, the “Olympic family” or even members of federations and other marketing personnel. They detail the behaviors to follow upon arrival, during the stay and when leaving.

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The measures for “athletes and officials” are undoubtedly the most severe since they provide for daily tests (every four days for journalists). Their movements are limited to round trips between the hotel and the training and competition venues. They must leave Japan the day after their ordeal.

For all categories, each delegation or company must designate a CLO, “Covid-19 Liaison Officer”, responsible for liaising with the organizers to transmit the scheduled timetables.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Tokyo Olympics: between rebound of the epidemic and maintenance of competitions, the headlong rush of the government of Yoshihide Suga

All participants must also download two applications, called Ocha and Cocoa. The first concerns immigration procedures, even those of a quarantine controlled by GPS, as well as daily health reports. The second should facilitate the search for contact cases of a person with Covid-19.

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The latest decision to date, the executive on July 11 asked duty-free stores to verify the date of entry into Japan of their customers. This involves monitoring compliance with the fourteen days of isolation to which they are required upon their arrival in the Archipelago, and which prohibits them from using public transport or from interacting with people outside of Olympic activities.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also The Tokyo Olympics, behind closed doors and under a state of emergency

For the participants in the Olympics, this decision is in addition to the state of emergency – which fixes the closure of bars and restaurants at 8 p.m. – imposed in Tokyo to deal with an increase in contamination, and a whole series of measures detailed by the Tokyo 2020 organizing committee in six “Playbooks”. These are supposed to guarantee “Safe and healthy games”, with the credo of locking the participants in a sanitary bubble including the wearing of a mask, respect for distances and repeated tests, while avoiding contact with the local population.

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Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Tokyo Olympics: between rebound of the epidemic and maintenance of competitions, the headlong rush of the government of Yoshihide Suga

All participants must also download two applications, called Ocha and Cocoa. The first concerns immigration procedures, even those of a quarantine controlled by GPS, as well as daily health reports. The second should facilitate the search for contact cases of a person with Covid-19.

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Vaccination protects against the corona virus – at least in theory. But some Covid patients fall ill despite double vaccinations. This can have several reasons.

Frankfurt – The Corona * pandemic is picking up speed again worldwide. The number of cases with the coronavirus is also increasing in Germany. And that despite the fact that almost half of the German population has now been vaccinated twice. There are similar observations in Israel and Great Britain.

Even severe Covid courses that end in the hospital are apparently possible despite a double vaccination. But how can that be? There are mutliple reasons for this.

Reason 1: The Delta variant

Clearly, the delta variant has not exactly made the fight against the corona pandemic any easier. It spreads faster, is more aggressive – and is suspected of reducing the effect of the vaccine *. According to the Ministry of Health in Israel, the effectiveness of the Pfizer / Biontech vaccine has been decreasing since the Delta variant *. According to this, the effectiveness of Biontech’s vaccine has fallen to 64%.

In fact, initial studies show that the vaccines – not just the Biontech / Pfizer * vaccine – are less effective against Delta than against the wild type of Sars-CoV-2. There is a risk of infection, especially with just one injected dose. Virologist Christian Drosten * pointed this out a few weeks ago. Drosten has repeatedly emphasized that a second vaccination is necessary. Missing a second vaccination is devastating, the Charité virologist recently explained in the NDR podcast “Coronavirus Update”: “Things like that should just not happen.”

The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) recommends the so-called cross vaccinations for a higher effectiveness against Delta. People receive the vaccine from Astrazeneca * in the first round, and then an mRNA vaccine (from Biontech, for example) in the second round. According to experts, the immune response should be significantly increased after two different vaccines. We are talking about a heterologous vaccination scheme.

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Reason 2: The effect of the corona vaccination can wear off after six months

Another reason for getting Covid-19 despite double vaccinations can be the time factor. Because the effect of the vaccines probably wears off over time. Here, too, the first suspicions come from Israel, which is already significantly further ahead with its vaccination campaign than Germany, for example. According to the Johns Hopkins University, almost 70% of the population there is fully vaccinated. Here, too, the vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer is particularly affected.

The manufacturer emphasized in a message: “As has already been made clear from the practical application data collected by the Israeli Ministry of Health, the protective effect of the vaccine against infections and symptomatic diseases decreases six months after the second vaccination.”

And in this way the manufacturer brings a third dose of vaccine into play. A refresher of the corona vaccination with Biontech could soon be necessary *, is the suggestion from Biontech. We are talking about a period of “six to twelve months after the complete vaccination”. There was severe criticism from the WHO for this proposal *. The WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, criticized the ethical consequences of recommending a third corona vaccination from Biontech and Pfizer.

Health Minister Jens Spahn * (CDU *) recently announced at a press conference that particularly vulnerable patients will be offered a third dose this autumn.

Reason 3: Even the corona vaccination does not work 100 percent

It applies to a flu vaccination, it also applies to Corona. A vaccination against the coronavirus never provides 100% protection. The admission studies have already shown that. Biontech / Pfizer and Moderna * state that their vaccines have a reduced risk of infection by 95% after double vaccination, Astrazeneca is 70%.

After all: the manufacturers promise protection against a severe course of Covid-19 after the second vaccination. The problem: The data come from the registration studies in which people with a weakened immune system did not take part due to the high risk. In other words: The data are only valid to a limited extent for those people for whom the risk of a severe course after an infection with Sars-CoV-2 is increased.

In June, for example, Thomas Mertens, chairman of Stiko, said: “There are now several studies that show that vaccination against Covid-19 does not work as well in people whose immune system is slowed down with medication as it does in others.” Depending on the extent of the immunosuppression and the drugs used, the immune response is significantly worse or even fails despite a full vaccination. “

Mertens therefore assumes that the double vaccination does not work as desired in some high-risk patients due to their already weakened immune system. According to initial studies, this mainly includes the elderly, cancer patients or organ transplants. (nc) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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Frankfurt – The Corona * pandemic is picking up speed again worldwide. The number of cases with the coronavirus is also increasing in Germany. And that despite the fact that almost half of the German population has now been vaccinated twice. There are similar observations in Israel and Great Britain.

Even severe Covid courses that end in the hospital are apparently possible despite a double vaccination. But how can that be? There are mutliple reasons for this.

Reason 1: The Delta variant

Clearly, the delta variant has not exactly made the fight against the corona pandemic any easier. It spreads faster, is more aggressive – and is suspected of reducing the effect of the vaccine *. According to the Ministry of Health in Israel, the effectiveness of the Pfizer / Biontech vaccine has been decreasing since the Delta variant *. According to this, the effectiveness of Biontech’s vaccine has fallen to 64%.

In fact, initial studies show that the vaccines – not just the Biontech / Pfizer * vaccine – are less effective against Delta than against the wild type of Sars-CoV-2. There is a risk of infection, especially with just one injected dose. Virologist Christian Drosten * pointed this out a few weeks ago. Drosten has repeatedly emphasized that a second vaccination is necessary. Missing a second vaccination is devastating, the Charité virologist recently explained in the NDR podcast “Coronavirus Update”: “Things like that should just not happen.”

The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) recommends the so-called cross vaccinations for a higher effectiveness against Delta. People receive the vaccine from Astrazeneca * in the first round, and then an mRNA vaccine (from Biontech, for example) in the second round. According to experts, the immune response should be significantly increased after two different vaccines. We are talking about a heterologous vaccination scheme.

A laboratory assistant stands at a fully automated PCR machine to examine corona smears. What are the reasons behind an infection despite a double vaccination? (Archive image)

© Boris Roessler / dpa

Reason 2: The effect of the corona vaccination can wear off after six months

Another reason for getting Covid-19 despite double vaccinations can be the time factor. Because the effect of the vaccines probably wears off over time. Here, too, the first suspicions come from Israel, which is already significantly further ahead with its vaccination campaign than Germany, for example. According to the Johns Hopkins University, almost 70% of the population there is fully vaccinated. Here, too, the vaccine from Biontech and Pfizer is particularly affected.

The manufacturer emphasized in a message: “As has already been made clear from the practical application data collected by the Israeli Ministry of Health, the protective effect of the vaccine against infections and symptomatic diseases decreases six months after the second vaccination.”

And in this way the manufacturer brings a third dose of vaccine into play. A refresher of the corona vaccination with Biontech could soon be necessary *, is the suggestion from Biontech. We are talking about a period of “six to twelve months after the complete vaccination”. There was severe criticism from the WHO for this proposal *. The WHO Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, criticized the ethical consequences of recommending a third corona vaccination from Biontech and Pfizer.

Health Minister Jens Spahn * (CDU *) recently announced at a press conference that particularly vulnerable patients will be offered a third dose this autumn.

Reason 3: Even the corona vaccination does not work 100 percent

It applies to a flu vaccination, it also applies to Corona. A vaccination against the coronavirus never provides 100% protection. The admission studies have already shown that. Biontech / Pfizer and Moderna * state that their vaccines have a reduced risk of infection by 95% after double vaccination, Astrazeneca is 70%.

After all: the manufacturers promise protection against a severe course of Covid-19 after the second vaccination. The problem: The data come from the registration studies in which people with a weakened immune system did not take part due to the high risk. In other words: The data are only valid to a limited extent for those people for whom the risk of a severe course after an infection with Sars-CoV-2 is increased.

In June, for example, Thomas Mertens, chairman of Stiko, said: “There are now several studies that show that vaccination against Covid-19 does not work as well in people whose immune system is slowed down with medication as it does in others.” Depending on the extent of the immunosuppression and the drugs used, the immune response is significantly worse or even fails despite a full vaccination. “

Mertens therefore assumes that the double vaccination does not work as desired in some high-risk patients due to their already weakened immune system. According to initial studies, this mainly includes the elderly, cancer patients or organ transplants. (nc) * fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.

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Seventeen interminable years. A very long wait, which ended with the fantastic feat in the pre-Olympic tournament in Belgrade where Serbia, historical enemy, was annihilated by Italbasket with a perfect match. So Meo Sacchetti and his boys instead of going on vacation, they arranged their luggage and climbed the ladder of the plane that took them to Tokyo, destination Olympics.

Read also> Tokyo 2020: the calendar of the day-by-day competition program

The men’s national team will take the field to challenge Germany, Australia and Nigeria in Group B. He will do it with a young group that has their own image in the cheeky face of Nico Mannion. The little boy son of the great shooter Pace, seen in boot basketball in the 90s, and of the very Italian mother Gaia, former volleyball player from Guidonia Montecelio, has completed his sports weaning in the best possible way thanks to a past season, apart from a few small paranthesis in the G-League, between the teachings of Steve Kerr and the advice of Stephen Curry wearing the Golden State Warriors tank top in the NBA.

And then it is not surprising that on the most important evening, in Belgrade, not only did he finish with 24 points but also growled in the face of his opponents, whispering without any fear to the Serbian Micic, the MVP of the Euroleague finals “hey, for it won’t be a great evening for you. ” Now, however, all this is a memory and, reinforced by the arrival of Danilo Gallinari who joined after the elimination of his Atlanta Hawks from the NBA playoffs at the hands of those Milwaukee Bucks who put the ring on their fingers, Italbasket wants to build a new story you can tell.

The last time at the Olympics, as President Petrucci has always remembered, the second silver in history arrived after that of Moscow in 1980. It was 2004, in Athens, and the generation of Basile, Soragna and Marconato were on the field. Now it is the turn of a different Italbasket.

The adventure of the new captain Nik Melli and his teammates will start on Sunday 25 July at 6:40 am Italian time against Germany. And for Simone Fontecchio, one of the great heroes of the magical night in Belgrade, it will not be a match like any other. The blue winger has just returned from success in the Bundesliga in the ranks of Alba Berlin before recently moving to Baskonia in Spain. «It will be very stimulating and fun – he said – to play against the Germans. Especially against my three former teammates Maodo Lo, Niels Giffey and Johannes Thiemann. We are very close to them after a very special year with Alba. I chatted with them here at the Village also because the German building is right in front of ours. Speaking of this fantastic place… we spent the first two days looking around to understand where we had ended up ».

THE BLUE OF ITALBASKET – # 0 Marco Spissu (1995, 184, P); # 1 Niccolò Mannion (2001, 188, P / G); # 7 Stephen Tonut (1993, 194, G); # 8 Danilo Gallinari (1988, 208, A); # 9 Nicolò Melli (1991, 206, A); # 13 Simone Fontecchio (1995, 203, A); # 16 Amedeo Tessitori (1994, 208, C); # 17 Giampaolo Ricci (1991, 202, A); # 24 Riccardo Moraschini (1991, 194, G); # 31 Michele Vitali (1991, 196, G); # 33 Achille Polonara (1991, 205, A); # 54 Alessandro Pajola (1999, 194, P). All. Romeo Sacchetti

THE GIRONI AND THE FORMULA – The qualified formations are 12 and divided into three groups. Italbasket is included in that B with Australia, Germany and Nigeria. IGroup A is made up of Iran, France, the USA and the Czech Republic while in group C they will compete Argentina, Japan, Spain and Slovenia.

The first two classified of each group and the two best thirds enter the quarter-finals. A draw will be made to determine the pairing of the quarter-finals: the three winning teams of their respective groups and the best second will be placed in the first pot while the remaining two ranked teams and the two best third will be placed in the second pot. Teams in the same group of the first phase cannot be drawn against each other.

TOKYO 2020, THE CALENDAR OF THE MEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM– Italbasket basketball is included in group B of the Olympic tournament. He will debut on Sunday 25 July, at the Saitama Super Arena against Germany at 6:40 am Italian time (13:40 pm Italian time). The first day of the Azzurri group will be completed by Australia-Nigeria (10.20 Italian, 17.20 local). These then are the remaining challenges of the first phase: Wednesday 28 July Italy-Australia (10.20 Italian, 17.20 local); Saturday 31 July: Italy-Nigeria (06.40 Italian, 13.40 local). The quarter-finals will be played on Tuesday 3 August, the semi-finals on Thursday 5 August and the finals on Saturday 7 August.

NATIONAL WOMEN 3X3 – Not only male Italbasket because the fantastic 3×3 girls coached by Andrea Capobianco, the coach who, just landed in Tokyo, managed to discuss the degree thesis at a distance in work and organizational psychology. The blues are completing their preparations in view of their debut on Saturday 24 July, when at the Aomi Urban Sports Park they will face Mongolia first and then France.

THE FORMULA – All 8 teams have been included in the same group and compete against each other in the first three and a half days of competition. The top six finishers advance to the knockout stage. The top two teams ranked directly to the semifinals.

THE CALENDAR OF THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL 3X3 – Andrea Capobianco’s girls will make their debut in the Olympics on Saturday 24 July at 10:30 am Italian time (5:30 pm local time) against Mongolia. Then on the same day, at 2:25 pm (9:25 pm local time) they will challenge France. This is the rest of the calendar: Sunday 25 July Italy-Romania (03.40 Italian, 10.40 local); Italy-China (07.25 Italian, 14.25 local). Monday 26 July: Italy-Japan (07.25 Italian, 14.25 local); Italy-USA (10.55 Italian, 17.55 local). Tuesday 27 July: Italy-Russian Olympic Committee (10.25 Italian, 17.25 local); quarter-finals (times to be determined). Wednesday 28 July: semifinals and finals (times to be determined).

THE BLUES OF 3X3 – # 3 Rae Lin D’Alie (1987, 160); # 4 Chiara Consolini (1988, 182); # 5 Marcella Filippi (1985, 186); # 8 Giulia Rulli (1991, 185).


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Read also> Tokyo 2020: the calendar of the day-by-day competition program

The men’s national team will take the field to challenge Germany, Australia and Nigeria in Group B. He will do it with a young group that has their own image in the cheeky face of Nico Mannion. The little boy son of the great shooter Pace, seen in boot basketball in the 90s, and of the very Italian mother Gaia, former volleyball player from Guidonia Montecelio, has completed his sports weaning in the best possible way thanks to a past season, apart from a few small paranthesis in the G-League, between the teachings of Steve Kerr and the advice of Stephen Curry wearing the Golden State Warriors tank top in the NBA.

And then it is not surprising that on the most important evening, in Belgrade, not only did he finish with 24 points but also growled in the face of his opponents, whispering without any fear to the Serbian Micic, the MVP of the Euroleague finals “hey, for it won’t be a great evening for you. ” Now, however, all this is a memory and, reinforced by the arrival of Danilo Gallinari who joined after the elimination of his Atlanta Hawks from the NBA playoffs at the hands of those Milwaukee Bucks who put the ring on their fingers, Italbasket wants to build a new story you can tell.

The last time at the Olympics, as President Petrucci has always remembered, the second silver in history arrived after that of Moscow in 1980. It was 2004, in Athens, and the generation of Basile, Soragna and Marconato were on the field. Now it is the turn of a different Italbasket.

The adventure of the new captain Nik Melli and his teammates will start on Sunday 25 July at 6:40 am Italian time against Germany. And for Simone Fontecchio, one of the great heroes of the magical night in Belgrade, it will not be a match like any other. The blue winger has just returned from success in the Bundesliga in the ranks of Alba Berlin before recently moving to Baskonia in Spain. «It will be very stimulating and fun – he said – to play against the Germans. Especially against my three former teammates Maodo Lo, Niels Giffey and Johannes Thiemann. We are very close to them after a very special year with Alba. I chatted with them here at the Village also because the German building is right in front of ours. Speaking of this fantastic place… we spent the first two days looking around to understand where we had ended up ».

THE BLUE OF ITALBASKET – # 0 Marco Spissu (1995, 184, P); # 1 Niccolò Mannion (2001, 188, P / G); # 7 Stephen Tonut (1993, 194, G); # 8 Danilo Gallinari (1988, 208, A); # 9 Nicolò Melli (1991, 206, A); # 13 Simone Fontecchio (1995, 203, A); # 16 Amedeo Tessitori (1994, 208, C); # 17 Giampaolo Ricci (1991, 202, A); # 24 Riccardo Moraschini (1991, 194, G); # 31 Michele Vitali (1991, 196, G); # 33 Achille Polonara (1991, 205, A); # 54 Alessandro Pajola (1999, 194, P). All. Romeo Sacchetti

THE GIRONI AND THE FORMULA – The qualified formations are 12 and divided into three groups. Italbasket is included in that B with Australia, Germany and Nigeria. IGroup A is made up of Iran, France, the USA and the Czech Republic while in group C they will compete Argentina, Japan, Spain and Slovenia.

The first two classified of each group and the two best thirds enter the quarter-finals. A draw will be made to determine the pairing of the quarter-finals: the three winning teams of their respective groups and the best second will be placed in the first pot while the remaining two ranked teams and the two best third will be placed in the second pot. Teams in the same group of the first phase cannot be drawn against each other.

TOKYO 2020, THE CALENDAR OF THE MEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL TEAM– Italbasket basketball is included in group B of the Olympic tournament. He will debut on Sunday 25 July, at the Saitama Super Arena against Germany at 6:40 am Italian time (13:40 pm Italian time). The first day of the Azzurri group will be completed by Australia-Nigeria (10.20 Italian, 17.20 local). These then are the remaining challenges of the first phase: Wednesday 28 July Italy-Australia (10.20 Italian, 17.20 local); Saturday 31 July: Italy-Nigeria (06.40 Italian, 13.40 local). The quarter-finals will be played on Tuesday 3 August, the semi-finals on Thursday 5 August and the finals on Saturday 7 August.

NATIONAL WOMEN 3X3 – Not only male Italbasket because the fantastic 3×3 girls coached by Andrea Capobianco, the coach who, just landed in Tokyo, managed to discuss the degree thesis at a distance in work and organizational psychology. The blues are completing their preparations in view of their debut on Saturday 24 July, when at the Aomi Urban Sports Park they will face Mongolia first and then France.

THE FORMULA – All 8 teams have been included in the same group and compete against each other in the first three and a half days of competition. The top six finishers advance to the knockout stage. The top two teams ranked directly to the semifinals.

THE CALENDAR OF THE WOMEN’S NATIONAL 3X3 – Andrea Capobianco’s girls will make their debut in the Olympics on Saturday 24 July at 10:30 am Italian time (5:30 pm local time) against Mongolia. Then on the same day, at 2:25 pm (9:25 pm local time) they will challenge France. This is the rest of the calendar: Sunday 25 July Italy-Romania (03.40 Italian, 10.40 local); Italy-China (07.25 Italian, 14.25 local). Monday 26 July: Italy-Japan (07.25 Italian, 14.25 local); Italy-USA (10.55 Italian, 17.55 local). Tuesday 27 July: Italy-Russian Olympic Committee (10.25 Italian, 17.25 local); quarter-finals (times to be determined). Wednesday 28 July: semifinals and finals (times to be determined).

THE BLUES OF 3X3 – # 3 Rae Lin D’Alie (1987, 160); # 4 Chiara Consolini (1988, 182); # 5 Marcella Filippi (1985, 186); # 8 Giulia Rulli (1991, 185).


Last updated: Wednesday 21 July 2021, 23:58



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" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1626930449) } [3]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(103) "McAleese & Associates: Northrop Posts 16% Sales Growth Driven by Aerospace, Innovation Systems Segments" ["link"]=> string(121) "https://funnynews.xyz/mcaleese-associates-northrop-posts-16-sales-growth-driven-by-aerospace-innovation-systems-segments/" ["comments"]=> string(129) "https://funnynews.xyz/mcaleese-associates-northrop-posts-16-sales-growth-driven-by-aerospace-innovation-systems-segments/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:58:11 +0000" ["category"]=> string(87) "SpaceaerospaceAssociatesdrivenGrowthinnovationMcAleeseNorthropPostssalesSegmentssystems" ["guid"]=> string(121) "https://funnynews.xyz/mcaleese-associates-northrop-posts-16-sales-growth-driven-by-aerospace-innovation-systems-segments/" ["description"]=> string(103) "Jim McAleese Consulting firm McAleese and Associates has released a report that provides an overview..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3134) "

Consulting firm McAleese and Associates has released a report that provides an overview of the financial performance of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) during the fourth quarter and full year 2018.

Northrop saw its 2018 sales jump 16 percent to $30B driven by sales growth at its innovation systems business and aerospace systems segment.

Jim McAleese, founder and partner at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 winner, wrote that the company’s aerospace systems sector recorded an 8 percent rise in 2018 sales attributed to the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber program.

According to the report, Northrop CEO Kathy Warden expects B-21 growth to resume by 2022 or 2023 for low-rate initial production.

Kathy Warden

“Our business cycle, particularly with AS [aerospace systems sector]…tend to be beyond 3-5 years…When we win a large program, it takes time for us to ramp up to a normalized-state of revenue for development, and that tends to plateau a bit, before we get into the production phase, where there is another ramp-up process…[Y]ou are really talking about five-plus years,” Warden said Thursday during the company’s earnings call.

The defense contractor’s aerospace systems sector reported a 12 percent increase in Q4 profit driven by the B-21 critical design review that occurred during the quarter. The company also saw its 2018 sector operating profit increase 19 percent to $3.4B.

Warden plans to expand the missile defense workshare as a growth engine for its innovation systems and mission systems segments, the report noted.

She targets the innovation systems segment for “revenue-synergy” growth across four areas: space; missile defense and hypersonics offense; 2020 downselection for the U.S. Air Force’s $63B Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program; and counter-hypersonics.

Warden, a 2019 Wash100 recipient, also cited the consolidation of two businesses within the company’s technology services sector into a single entity – global services – focused on cybersecurity, health care, intelligence, data analytics and other high-end IT services.

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Consulting firm McAleese and Associates has released a report that provides an overview of the financial performance of Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) during the fourth quarter and full year 2018.

Northrop saw its 2018 sales jump 16 percent to $30B driven by sales growth at its innovation systems business and aerospace systems segment.

Jim McAleese, founder and partner at McAleese & Associates and a 2019 Wash100 winner, wrote that the company’s aerospace systems sector recorded an 8 percent rise in 2018 sales attributed to the U.S. Air Force’s B-21 bomber program.

According to the report, Northrop CEO Kathy Warden expects B-21 growth to resume by 2022 or 2023 for low-rate initial production.

Kathy Warden

“Our business cycle, particularly with AS [aerospace systems sector]…tend to be beyond 3-5 years…When we win a large program, it takes time for us to ramp up to a normalized-state of revenue for development, and that tends to plateau a bit, before we get into the production phase, where there is another ramp-up process…[Y]ou are really talking about five-plus years,” Warden said Thursday during the company’s earnings call.

The defense contractor’s aerospace systems sector reported a 12 percent increase in Q4 profit driven by the B-21 critical design review that occurred during the quarter. The company also saw its 2018 sector operating profit increase 19 percent to $3.4B.

Warden plans to expand the missile defense workshare as a growth engine for its innovation systems and mission systems segments, the report noted.

She targets the innovation systems segment for “revenue-synergy” growth across four areas: space; missile defense and hypersonics offense; 2020 downselection for the U.S. Air Force’s $63B Ground Based Strategic Deterrent program; and counter-hypersonics.

Warden, a 2019 Wash100 recipient, also cited the consolidation of two businesses within the company’s technology services sector into a single entity – global services – focused on cybersecurity, health care, intelligence, data analytics and other high-end IT services.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1626929891) } [4]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(69) "Cruella: the movie with Emma Stone is now FREE on Disney + | Spoiler" ["link"]=> string(86) "https://funnynews.xyz/cruella-the-movie-with-emma-stone-is-now-free-on-disney-spoiler/" ["comments"]=> string(94) "https://funnynews.xyz/cruella-the-movie-with-emma-stone-is-now-free-on-disney-spoiler/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:50:06 +0000" ["category"]=> string(63) "Celebrity NewsCruellaDisneyDisney PlusEmmafreeMovieSpoilerStone" ["guid"]=> string(86) "https://funnynews.xyz/cruella-the-movie-with-emma-stone-is-now-free-on-disney-spoiler/" ["description"]=> string(95) "Walt Disney Pictures presents Cruella, a film directed by Craig Gillespie in which they will..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(5387) "

Walt Disney Pictures presents Cruella, a film directed by Craig Gillespie in which they will bring us to the present one of the most iconic villains: Cruella De Vil, interpreted by Emma Stone, winner of the Oscar Award. After having premiered on May 28 on the streaming service Disney+, where it was under a Premium Access, From this Friday, July 16, it is already available completely free exclusively on the platform.

What is it about Cruella? This is their official synopsis: Set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, it follows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they can build a life for themselves on the streets of London. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly elegant and terrifying. “.

In addition to Emma Stone in the main role, the cast of the tape that you can already see in Disney+ It is composed of Emma Thompson (Baronesa by Hellman), Joel Fry (Jasper Badun), Paul Walter Hauser (Horace Badun), Emily Beecham (Catherine Miller), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Anita “Chismosa” Darling), Mark Strong (John), John McCrea (Artie), Kayvan Novak (Roger), Jamie Demetriou (Gerald) and Andrew Leung (Jeffrey).

“I can’t imagine another actress who could define Estella’s journey to Cruella as specifically and vividly as Emma Stone, because she brings so much humor, so much wit, so much exquisiteness to the character, and at the same time makes it so real…”, says the producer Marc Platt. In the same line of thought that the actress was born for the character, Andrew Gunn adds: “Emma Stone has the extraordinary ability to play an unpleasant and selfish character, and at the same time win over the public”.




As if it were not enough to see one of the best antagonists in cinema on the screen, played by the great Emma Stone, you can also enjoy its incredible soundtrack. Florence + The Machine, multi-award-winning platinum and award-winning band around the world, perform the new original song “Call me Cruella”. What’s more, we will have music from the ’70s What “One Way or Another” by Blondie, “Should I Stay or Should I Go” de The Clash, “Stone Cold Crazy” the queen, “Whisper, Whisper” de Bee Geed, “Five to One” de The Doors y “Whole Lotta Love” de Ike & Tina Turner.

If you haven’t done it yet, you still have time to subscribe to Disney+ to be able to enjoy free of Cruella and other exclusive content that Disney released and will continue to release solely on the platform. You can do it entering here. What are you waiting for?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Guardians of the Galaxy 3

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Walt Disney Pictures presents Cruella, a film directed by Craig Gillespie in which they will bring us to the present one of the most iconic villains: Cruella De Vil, interpreted by Emma Stone, winner of the Oscar Award. After having premiered on May 28 on the streaming service Disney+, where it was under a Premium Access, From this Friday, July 16, it is already available completely free exclusively on the platform.

What is it about Cruella? This is their official synopsis: Set in 1970s London in the midst of the punk rock revolution, it follows a young con artist named Estella, a smart and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs. She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they can build a life for themselves on the streets of London. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly elegant and terrifying. “.

In addition to Emma Stone in the main role, the cast of the tape that you can already see in Disney+ It is composed of Emma Thompson (Baronesa by Hellman), Joel Fry (Jasper Badun), Paul Walter Hauser (Horace Badun), Emily Beecham (Catherine Miller), Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Anita “Chismosa” Darling), Mark Strong (John), John McCrea (Artie), Kayvan Novak (Roger), Jamie Demetriou (Gerald) and Andrew Leung (Jeffrey).

“I can’t imagine another actress who could define Estella’s journey to Cruella as specifically and vividly as Emma Stone, because she brings so much humor, so much wit, so much exquisiteness to the character, and at the same time makes it so real…”, says the producer Marc Platt. In the same line of thought that the actress was born for the character, Andrew Gunn adds: “Emma Stone has the extraordinary ability to play an unpleasant and selfish character, and at the same time win over the public”.




As if it were not enough to see one of the best antagonists in cinema on the screen, played by the great Emma Stone, you can also enjoy its incredible soundtrack. Florence + The Machine, multi-award-winning platinum and award-winning band around the world, perform the new original song “Call me Cruella”. What’s more, we will have music from the ’70s What “One Way or Another” by Blondie, “Should I Stay or Should I Go” de The Clash, “Stone Cold Crazy” the queen, “Whisper, Whisper” de Bee Geed, “Five to One” de The Doors y “Whole Lotta Love” de Ike & Tina Turner.

If you haven’t done it yet, you still have time to subscribe to Disney+ to be able to enjoy free of Cruella and other exclusive content that Disney released and will continue to release solely on the platform. You can do it entering here. What are you waiting for?

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Guardians of the Galaxy 3

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1626929406) } [5]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(53) "in amusement parks, the apocalypse did not take place" ["link"]=> string(75) "https://funnynews.xyz/in-amusement-parks-the-apocalypse-did-not-take-place/" ["comments"]=> string(83) "https://funnynews.xyz/in-amusement-parks-the-apocalypse-did-not-take-place/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:28:03 +0000" ["category"]=> string(35) "PlanetamusementApocalypseparksplace" ["guid"]=> string(75) "https://funnynews.xyz/in-amusement-parks-the-apocalypse-did-not-take-place/" ["description"]=> string(97) "Tourists stroll under the blazing sun in the Parc Asterix, which has maintained the obligation..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4630) "

“Hide your water bottle, otherwise they’ll take it from you!” “ Having taken her daughter and now her grandchildren there, Bernadette Camus knows the tricks of entry control at La Mer de sable, a family amusement park in the forest of Ermenonville (Oise). But there is one thing she does not want to cheat on: the presentation of the health pass. “At least we are sure that infected people will not be present, rejoices the Casteltheodoricienne (from Chateau-Thierry, in the Aisne). Since the time, we had the choice to be vaccinated. Today, we must stop being stubborn! “

On Wednesday July 21, the leisure parks experienced the health pass and it was not the apocalypse. Customers continued to arrive and no one, neither at Parc Astérix nor at La Mer de Sable, both located in the Oise, caused a scandal.

Read also On the extension of the health pass, examined in the tension in the Assembly, the government promises “pedagogy”

Anna-Elsa and Meier, who came from Saint-Mandé (Val-de-Marne), were the first to be turned away from La Mer de sable. However, they had chosen this day of establishment of the health pass to visit the park with their three children, hoping to find fewer people there. Bad pickaxe: the crowd is there and their pass has beeped red. Anna-Elsa flogs herself: “We didn’t make our arrangements. I had my vaccine on Friday. “

The second dose, or single dose for former Covid-19 patients, like her, must have been taken at least seven days ago. The account is not there. “In addition, we were vaccinated to be able to go out. We were not for, says the young mother. Already yesterday I read about the vaccine and regretted having done it. Now we have to go to Trifouillis-les-oies to find a pharmacy and we are wasting time in the park… ”

A single couple “unaware”

Trifouillis is actually called Le Plessis-Belleville (Oise), and there is a pharmacy that performs antigen tests. It’s a good ten minutes by car, but the visitors to cross Wednesday morning were not discouraged. The spouse with the sanitary pass in order enters the park, the other is good for an in-depth visit of both nostrils.

At Parc Astérix, as at Disneyland Paris (Seine-et-Marne) or Puy-du-Fou (Vendée), a laboratory operates at the entrance to the park. But he did not make a fortune on Wednesday: barely thirty candidates for the test, billed 20 euros to the client and not to Medicare.

Read also Among the patients of Covid-19 in France, how many are vaccinated?

In the queue at La Mer de sable, we see more proof of vaccination than negative tests. The park is suitable for young children, so most adults are parents over 35 or grandparents, who have had plenty of time to get the vaccine. In the morning, a dozen families had encountered difficulties, out of 2,500 people who entered at 11 am, explains Bruno Lemaire, technical director of the site. Only a couple, “Who was not aware”, opposed to vaccination and refusing to be tested, asked for reimbursement. For now, the park refuses to do so.

You have 49.19% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

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“Hide your water bottle, otherwise they’ll take it from you!” “ Having taken her daughter and now her grandchildren there, Bernadette Camus knows the tricks of entry control at La Mer de sable, a family amusement park in the forest of Ermenonville (Oise). But there is one thing she does not want to cheat on: the presentation of the health pass. “At least we are sure that infected people will not be present, rejoices the Casteltheodoricienne (from Chateau-Thierry, in the Aisne). Since the time, we had the choice to be vaccinated. Today, we must stop being stubborn! “

On Wednesday July 21, the leisure parks experienced the health pass and it was not the apocalypse. Customers continued to arrive and no one, neither at Parc Astérix nor at La Mer de Sable, both located in the Oise, caused a scandal.

Read also On the extension of the health pass, examined in the tension in the Assembly, the government promises “pedagogy”

Anna-Elsa and Meier, who came from Saint-Mandé (Val-de-Marne), were the first to be turned away from La Mer de sable. However, they had chosen this day of establishment of the health pass to visit the park with their three children, hoping to find fewer people there. Bad pickaxe: the crowd is there and their pass has beeped red. Anna-Elsa flogs herself: “We didn’t make our arrangements. I had my vaccine on Friday. “

The second dose, or single dose for former Covid-19 patients, like her, must have been taken at least seven days ago. The account is not there. “In addition, we were vaccinated to be able to go out. We were not for, says the young mother. Already yesterday I read about the vaccine and regretted having done it. Now we have to go to Trifouillis-les-oies to find a pharmacy and we are wasting time in the park… ”

A single couple “unaware”

Trifouillis is actually called Le Plessis-Belleville (Oise), and there is a pharmacy that performs antigen tests. It’s a good ten minutes by car, but the visitors to cross Wednesday morning were not discouraged. The spouse with the sanitary pass in order enters the park, the other is good for an in-depth visit of both nostrils.

At Parc Astérix, as at Disneyland Paris (Seine-et-Marne) or Puy-du-Fou (Vendée), a laboratory operates at the entrance to the park. But he did not make a fortune on Wednesday: barely thirty candidates for the test, billed 20 euros to the client and not to Medicare.

Read also Among the patients of Covid-19 in France, how many are vaccinated?

In the queue at La Mer de sable, we see more proof of vaccination than negative tests. The park is suitable for young children, so most adults are parents over 35 or grandparents, who have had plenty of time to get the vaccine. In the morning, a dozen families had encountered difficulties, out of 2,500 people who entered at 11 am, explains Bruno Lemaire, technical director of the site. Only a couple, “Who was not aware”, opposed to vaccination and refusing to be tested, asked for reimbursement. For now, the park refuses to do so.

You have 49.19% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1626928083) } [6]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(38) "NASA is growing chili peppers in space" ["link"]=> string(61) "https://funnynews.xyz/nasa-is-growing-chili-peppers-in-space/" ["comments"]=> string(69) "https://funnynews.xyz/nasa-is-growing-chili-peppers-in-space/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:22:26 +0000" ["category"]=> string(28) "SpacechiligrowingNASAPeppers" ["guid"]=> string(61) "https://funnynews.xyz/nasa-is-growing-chili-peppers-in-space/" ["description"]=> string(82) "CBS NEWS Outer space is getting spicier, thanks to a new NASA initiative to add..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4018) "

CBS NEWS

Outer space is getting spicier, thanks to a new NASA initiative to add a little more flavor to astronauts’ diets.

NASA announced last week that astronauts aboard the International Space Station are growing red and green chile peppers for the very first time. Hatch chile pepper seeds arrived at the station in June, thanks to a SpaceX commercial resupply services mission.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who launched to the ISS in April, initiated the experiment, dubbed Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04). He’s grown plants on the orbiting laboratory before, snacking on “outredgeous” red romaine lettuce in 2016.

A team of researchers at the Kennedy Space Center planted 48 seeds in a device called a science carrier, which has clay for roots to grow in and a specially formulated controlled-release fertilizer. The device slots into the Advanced Plant Habitat, one of three plant growth chambers onboard.

“The APH is the largest plant growth facility on the space station and has 180 sensors and controls for monitoring plant growth and the environment,” said project manager Nicole Dufour. “It is a diverse growth chamber, and it allows us to help control the experiment from Kennedy, reducing the time astronauts spend tending to the crops.”

The peppers will spend about four months growing before they can be harvested and eaten, marking the first time astronauts have cultivated peppers on the station from seeds to maturity. If data indicates the peppers are safe, the crew will eat some of them and send the rest back to Earth for analysis.

“It is one of the most complex plant experiments on the station to date because of the long germination and growing times,” said principal investigator Matt Romeyn. “We have previously tested flowering to increase the chance for a successful harvest because astronauts will have to pollinate the peppers to grow fruit.”

Astronauts grew the first flower on the ISS in 2015 and 2016, the predecessor to longer-duration, fruit-bearing, flowering crops like peppers. The NuMex ‘Española Improved’ pepper, a hybrid Hatch pepper, was selected after more than two years of research into dozens of pepper varieties in search of the perfect space crop.

“The challenge is the ability to feed crews in low-Earth orbit, and then to sustain explorers during future missions beyond low-Earth orbit to destinations including the Moon, as part of the Artemis program, and eventually to Mars,” Romeyn said. “We are limited to crops that don’t need storage, or extensive processing.”

Scientists hope the crop will help to supplement astronauts’ diets on future missions, providing much-needed Vitamin C and other nutrients. Additionally, due to living in microgravity, astronauts can lose some of their sense of taste and smell — upping the demand for spicy or seasoned foods.

“Growing colorful vegetables in space can have long-term benefits for physical and psychological health,” Romeyn said. “We are discovering that growing plants and vegetables with colors and smells helps to improve astronauts’ well-being.”

Researchers will monitor the growth of the peppers and compare them to a control group on Earth. They plan to collect crew feedback on the peppers’ flavor and texture, as well as Scoville measurements.

“The spiciness of a pepper is determined by environmental growing conditions. The combination of microgravity, light quality, temperature, and rootzone moisture will all affect flavor, so it will be interesting to find out how the fruit will grow, ripen, and taste,” said team lead LaShelle Spencer. “This is important because the food astronauts eat needs to be as good as the rest of their equipment. To successfully send people to Mars and bring them back to Earth, we will not only require the most nutritious foods, but the best tasting ones as well.”

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CBS NEWS

Outer space is getting spicier, thanks to a new NASA initiative to add a little more flavor to astronauts’ diets.

NASA announced last week that astronauts aboard the International Space Station are growing red and green chile peppers for the very first time. Hatch chile pepper seeds arrived at the station in June, thanks to a SpaceX commercial resupply services mission.

NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who launched to the ISS in April, initiated the experiment, dubbed Plant Habitat-04 (PH-04). He’s grown plants on the orbiting laboratory before, snacking on “outredgeous” red romaine lettuce in 2016.

A team of researchers at the Kennedy Space Center planted 48 seeds in a device called a science carrier, which has clay for roots to grow in and a specially formulated controlled-release fertilizer. The device slots into the Advanced Plant Habitat, one of three plant growth chambers onboard.

“The APH is the largest plant growth facility on the space station and has 180 sensors and controls for monitoring plant growth and the environment,” said project manager Nicole Dufour. “It is a diverse growth chamber, and it allows us to help control the experiment from Kennedy, reducing the time astronauts spend tending to the crops.”

The peppers will spend about four months growing before they can be harvested and eaten, marking the first time astronauts have cultivated peppers on the station from seeds to maturity. If data indicates the peppers are safe, the crew will eat some of them and send the rest back to Earth for analysis.

“It is one of the most complex plant experiments on the station to date because of the long germination and growing times,” said principal investigator Matt Romeyn. “We have previously tested flowering to increase the chance for a successful harvest because astronauts will have to pollinate the peppers to grow fruit.”

Astronauts grew the first flower on the ISS in 2015 and 2016, the predecessor to longer-duration, fruit-bearing, flowering crops like peppers. The NuMex ‘Española Improved’ pepper, a hybrid Hatch pepper, was selected after more than two years of research into dozens of pepper varieties in search of the perfect space crop.

“The challenge is the ability to feed crews in low-Earth orbit, and then to sustain explorers during future missions beyond low-Earth orbit to destinations including the Moon, as part of the Artemis program, and eventually to Mars,” Romeyn said. “We are limited to crops that don’t need storage, or extensive processing.”

Scientists hope the crop will help to supplement astronauts’ diets on future missions, providing much-needed Vitamin C and other nutrients. Additionally, due to living in microgravity, astronauts can lose some of their sense of taste and smell — upping the demand for spicy or seasoned foods.

“Growing colorful vegetables in space can have long-term benefits for physical and psychological health,” Romeyn said. “We are discovering that growing plants and vegetables with colors and smells helps to improve astronauts’ well-being.”

Researchers will monitor the growth of the peppers and compare them to a control group on Earth. They plan to collect crew feedback on the peppers’ flavor and texture, as well as Scoville measurements.

“The spiciness of a pepper is determined by environmental growing conditions. The combination of microgravity, light quality, temperature, and rootzone moisture will all affect flavor, so it will be interesting to find out how the fruit will grow, ripen, and taste,” said team lead LaShelle Spencer. “This is important because the food astronauts eat needs to be as good as the rest of their equipment. To successfully send people to Mars and bring them back to Earth, we will not only require the most nutritious foods, but the best tasting ones as well.”

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1626927746) } [7]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(59) "Lily Collins did some ‘fixes’ and hardly anyone noticed" ["link"]=> string(76) "https://funnynews.xyz/lily-collins-did-some-fixes-and-hardly-anyone-noticed/" ["comments"]=> string(84) "https://funnynews.xyz/lily-collins-did-some-fixes-and-hardly-anyone-noticed/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(11) "Susan Hally" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:18:26 +0000" ["category"]=> string(214) "Celebrity NewsCollinsEmily in ParisFixesLilyLily CollinsLily Collins had her bust doneLily Collins had surgery and hardly anyone noticedLily Collins increased her bustLily Collins made some arrangementsnoticedshows" ["guid"]=> string(76) "https://funnynews.xyz/lily-collins-did-some-fixes-and-hardly-anyone-noticed/" ["description"]=> string(89) "According to theories, the decision would have been made to be happier with her figure..." ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4935) "

According to theories, the decision would have been made to be happier with her figure in the series ‘Emily in Paris’, which she recorded in 2020. The idea of ​​an increase in her bust arises when comparing images from the past (such as the one that opens this post, which is from September 6, 2019 and was taken during Fashion Week) with photos from the last few months.

Lily Collins in a photo taken during Fashion Week on September 6, 2019.

In the photo you can clearly see her pronounced “V” neckline that falls freely on her slender figure. One of the most radical changes is seen during her arrival at the 2020 Movie & TV Awards, there the sweetheart neckline and the midi cut of her black latex dress from the Saint Laurent firm is very favored.

Lily Collins
This photo is one of the most talked about of the supposed change of Lily.

Another moment that also reveals the “little arrangement” that few noticed was an image in which Phil Collins’ daughter went shopping in Beverly Hills, although she has a jacket covering her body, you can see the black top that is it fits very well and allows you to see a more pronounced neckline.

Lily Collins
Lily Collins, during her shopping day in Beverly Hills.

A top with a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves – matching a maxi skirt that finished off in wide ruffles – that she used for a late 2020 shoot also revealed the changes in her body.

Lily Collins
Lily Collins

During her vacation to St. Barths in 2020, she also showed that she is more comfortable wearing clothing that highlights her curves and opted for a multi-colored neoprene swimsuit.

A life of triumphs

Lily Collins was born in Guildford, England, on March 18, 1989. She is the second biological daughter of British musician Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman. The 31-year-old actress began acting when she was two years old on the BBC series, ‘Growing Pains.’

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According to theories, the decision would have been made to be happier with her figure in the series ‘Emily in Paris’, which she recorded in 2020. The idea of ​​an increase in her bust arises when comparing images from the past (such as the one that opens this post, which is from September 6, 2019 and was taken during Fashion Week) with photos from the last few months.

Lily Collins in a photo taken during Fashion Week on September 6, 2019.

In the photo you can clearly see her pronounced “V” neckline that falls freely on her slender figure. One of the most radical changes is seen during her arrival at the 2020 Movie & TV Awards, there the sweetheart neckline and the midi cut of her black latex dress from the Saint Laurent firm is very favored.

Lily Collins
This photo is one of the most talked about of the supposed change of Lily.

Another moment that also reveals the “little arrangement” that few noticed was an image in which Phil Collins’ daughter went shopping in Beverly Hills, although she has a jacket covering her body, you can see the black top that is it fits very well and allows you to see a more pronounced neckline.

Lily Collins
Lily Collins, during her shopping day in Beverly Hills.

A top with a sweetheart neckline and long sleeves – matching a maxi skirt that finished off in wide ruffles – that she used for a late 2020 shoot also revealed the changes in her body.

Lily Collins
Lily Collins

During her vacation to St. Barths in 2020, she also showed that she is more comfortable wearing clothing that highlights her curves and opted for a multi-colored neoprene swimsuit.

A life of triumphs

Lily Collins was born in Guildford, England, on March 18, 1989. She is the second biological daughter of British musician Phil Collins and his second wife, Jill Tavelman. The 31-year-old actress began acting when she was two years old on the BBC series, ‘Growing Pains.’

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose the day before the truce of the British Parliament – and the day of the Belgian National Day – to signify in Brussels, Wednesday, July 21, that he wanted to renegotiate as a whole the very sensitive Northern Irish protocol.

Is the ultimate provocation before the summer break, a political gesture towards a loyalist community at bay or a real concern to improve a text deemed inadequate? “We will not accept a renegotiation of the protocol”, replied Maros Sefcovic, the vice-president of the European Commission, preferring not to immediately play the escalation.

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The Northern Irish Protocol is a crucial part of the UK-European Union (EU) Divorce Treaty. Entered into force in early 2021, it governs the dual status of Northern Ireland, with the province still part of the United Kingdom, but remaining in the EU’s internal market for goods. The aim is to avoid the return of a land border with the Republic of Ireland and not to jeopardize the Good Friday Agreement, which ended the “unrest” in 1998.

The protocol had been validated by the Johnson government at the end of 2019, which, at the time, was pleased to have succeeded in reaching this agreement with the EU. But since the start of the year, London has been reluctant to apply the text and carry out the necessary customs controls for goods transiting from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

A weak link between London and Belfast

Faced with British insistence, Brussels made concessions, still agreeing, at the end of June, to extend until the end of September the implementation of customs controls on prepared and minced meat. Not enough for Boris Johnson, who, in a report released on Wednesday, claims that“It is now clear that we cannot apply these provisions [douanières] in a sustainable way, at least not in the inflexible way the EU wants ”. The Prime Minister goes so far as to threaten to activate Article 16 of the protocol, allowing its unilateral suspension, if Brussels does not agree to rewrite the text …

Speaking in the House of Commons, Lord Frost, the minister responsible for Europe, added refusing to go “From period of grace to period of grace” and claimed a « pause » in the application of the protocol to allow time for renegotiation. London is demanding that customs controls be carried out only on products passing through Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. And refuses that the Court of Justice of the EU still has a say in the governance of the protocol.

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose the day before the truce of the British Parliament – and the day of the Belgian National Day – to signify in Brussels, Wednesday, July 21, that he wanted to renegotiate as a whole the very sensitive Northern Irish protocol.

Is the ultimate provocation before the summer break, a political gesture towards a loyalist community at bay or a real concern to improve a text deemed inadequate? “We will not accept a renegotiation of the protocol”, replied Maros Sefcovic, the vice-president of the European Commission, preferring not to immediately play the escalation.

Article reserved for our subscribers Read also Loyalists in Northern Ireland at bay after Brexit

The Northern Irish Protocol is a crucial part of the UK-European Union (EU) Divorce Treaty. Entered into force in early 2021, it governs the dual status of Northern Ireland, with the province still part of the United Kingdom, but remaining in the EU’s internal market for goods. The aim is to avoid the return of a land border with the Republic of Ireland and not to jeopardize the Good Friday Agreement, which ended the “unrest” in 1998.

The protocol had been validated by the Johnson government at the end of 2019, which, at the time, was pleased to have succeeded in reaching this agreement with the EU. But since the start of the year, London has been reluctant to apply the text and carry out the necessary customs controls for goods transiting from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

A weak link between London and Belfast

Faced with British insistence, Brussels made concessions, still agreeing, at the end of June, to extend until the end of September the implementation of customs controls on prepared and minced meat. Not enough for Boris Johnson, who, in a report released on Wednesday, claims that“It is now clear that we cannot apply these provisions [douanières] in a sustainable way, at least not in the inflexible way the EU wants ”. The Prime Minister goes so far as to threaten to activate Article 16 of the protocol, allowing its unilateral suspension, if Brussels does not agree to rewrite the text …

Speaking in the House of Commons, Lord Frost, the minister responsible for Europe, added refusing to go “From period of grace to period of grace” and claimed a « pause » in the application of the protocol to allow time for renegotiation. London is demanding that customs controls be carried out only on products passing through Northern Ireland to the Republic of Ireland. And refuses that the Court of Justice of the EU still has a say in the governance of the protocol.

You have 58.29% of this article to read. The rest is for subscribers only.

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NASA has a longstanding history of hiding Easter eggs on the various robots it has dispatched into space over the years, particularly those making the 300-million-mile journey from Earth to Mars, including the likes of the Ingenuity helicopter, the Perseverance rover, and the InSight lander.

The hidden details planted on the space agency’s fleet of robots serve a variety of purposes, from practical to playful. Some of the add-ons are purely aesthetic whereas others have more functional uses to assist the space cruisers whilst they’re traversing the rugged terrain of the Red Planet.

“These kinds of embellishments add artistic elements on missions that are otherwise solely dominated by science and technology, as well as lasting tributes to colleagues who have helped pave the way for humanity’s exploration of space,” said Jim Bell, a professor of Astronomy at Arizona State University, who has festooned almost all of NASA’s Mars rovers.

So, if you’re the type of person who likes stargazing through a telescope, then you may want to shift focus and spend some time magnifying all of the hidden details on NASA’s Mars-roaming robots. Click through our slideshow below or read on to find out more about these mission mementos.

The Best Easter Eggs NASA Engineers Hid on Robots Sent to Mars