European Commission President Ursula von der der Line said on Wednesday that Europe is on the way out of the health crisis caused by the outbreak of the Coronavirus.
Von der Leine noted the presentation of the European Union strategy on vaccines, saying: "Our economies will resume at full speed and our lives will return to normal, only when we have an effective and safe vaccine against this virus."
"When the crisis struck us in February, it was the beginning of a health crisis, and after a few individual attempts by member states to respond, Europe met quickly and responded to this unprecedented challenge," the European executive head said.
"Europe is about to emerge from this crisis, but it is already clear that the whole world will reach a turning point when the health and economic sides cross," she added.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk revealed last year that the company would one day develop "floating space ports" to launch spacecraft to the moon and Mars, and it seems that the time has finally come to reach this goal.
According to the British Daily Mail, the company’s website has announced a vacancy for a marine operations engineer who will “work as part of a team of engineers and technicians to design and build a floating operating facility to launch spacecraft.”
It was not clear when the job was announced for a vacant marine operations engineer at the company, but Elon Musk confirmed the truth of the announcement late Tuesday afternoon.
The engineering work will focus on spaceport development in Brownsville, Texas, near the SpaceX testing site in Boca Chia, according to the Futuresme website.
Musk confirmed in a tweet on his personal account on Twitter that the company searched for those vacancies by saying: "SpaceX builds super-floating space ports to launch vehicles to Mars and the moon and to travel at supersonic speeds around the earth."
Floating space ports will be used to launch missiles carrying Starship spacecraft to the moon and Mars.
The American billionaire had announced for the first time his plans to build floating space ports last year, noting that those ports should be about 32 km from land and be accessed through underwater tunnels - which will be worked on by the Boring Company tunneling company that Musk owns it.
"Most of the space ports are likely to be constructed some 32 km from land, to ensure acceptable levels of noise," Musk wrote on Twitter on 2019.
Musk stressed that this matter will be appropriate for frequent daily flights, as it is also for flights that will start from one point to another from the ground.
Musk pointed out on his Twitter account: "The spaceport will be fully reusable every few hours, and the Starship spacecraft will be re-circled every 8 hours. No boats are needed."
After SpaceX succeeded in launching the Falcon 9 missile that sent NASA astronauts to the International Space Station last month, the company’s CEO announced that the Starship spacecraft will be of the highest priority.
A week after her first historic mission to the International Space Station, Musk sent an email to company employees urging SpaceX employees to accelerate work on the Starship spacecraft dramatically and immediately.
SpaceX plans to send a manned Starship spacecraft to Mars, but it has not specified a timeline for its first missions to the Red Planet.
The SpaceX founder expects to complete work on the first space base to launch manned flights into Mars in 2028.
The European Union of Football Association revealed on Wednesday details of the completion of the Champions League and Europa League, which stopped in March, due to the outbreak of the Corona virus.
The European Football Association (UEFA) announced the completion of the Champions League in August, after the end of the major leagues in Europe.
The tournament will be completed on August 7, with the remaining four games in the 16th round, which bring together Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona, Naples, Juventus and Leon, on August 7 and 8.
Al-Ittihad did not specify whether it will hold the second leg round matches on the land scheduled for it, or whether it will be held in Portugal, like the rest of the tournament.
After eight clubs qualify for the quarter-finals, the Portuguese city of Lisbon will host a "mini-championship" to resume the tournament, with all matches played once, without the return system.
The mini-tournament, which will include the quarter-finals, semi-finals, and finals, will be held from August 12 to 23.
(UEFA) decided to postpone the hosting of Istanbul to the Champions League final for the next season, after it was scheduled to host it for the final this season.
Likewise, the Europa League championship will resume, as the remaining matches of the 16th round will be played, before Germany hosts the mini-championship from the quarter-finals.
(UEFA) announced the return matches from the round of 16 on August 5 and 6, with the rest of the championship matches taking place from the quarter-finals to the final, between August 10 and 21.
The federation announced that 4 close German cities, Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf and Gelsenkirchen, will host the remaining championship matches.
Regarding the qualifiers, the European Union announced that the Champions League qualifiers for the next season will be from one match, on neutral ground, which means abolishing the system of return.
The group stage for the next season will start on October 20, with the Super Cup match being held on September 24 in Budapest.
Source Sky News
Samsung has expanded its smart device family and announced special models of Buds and Galaxy S20 high-end phones
Among the most prominent in the new group of devices of this company are the special BTS versions of the Galaxy S20 + and Galaxy S20 + 5G phones, which came in Haze Purple purple color, and got a distinctive heart-shaped logo on the protective glass of the back camera.
As regular Galaxy S20 + devices, the new phones got excellent high-resolution cameras (64 + 12 + 12) megapixels with a VGA sensor, and a 10-megapixel front camera with face recognition, 8 GB RAM, 128 GB internal storage, and an eight processor. Cores with a frequency of up to 2.7 GHz.
As for the BTS copies of Buds, she also received an external plastic box for shipping in purple, featuring the logo of the heart, and her two small speakers came in black and purple.
Samsung indicated that those who will order these devices through their platforms and official websites on the Internet can get wireless chargers and some special accessories that they will weigh their devices.
Professor Dmitry Strelitsky of the George Washington University of America announced that during the past 20 years the temperature and structure of permafrost have changed, so serious hazards have appeared on the buildings above it.
"It was believed that the permafrost did not change during the interim period of construction of the buildings. It was assumed that fluctuations in temperature but remain within acceptable limits, because it is important not to allow leaks that cause thaw to occur. But it appeared The temperature here changes with climate change, so leak monitoring is no longer sufficient. "
The expert added, explaining, that even a slight increase in temperature leads to a change in the bearing capacity of the buildings and structures foundation. He said, "The frozen layer may be rocky, then its mechanical properties are affected a little, but if it is sandy or peat or even a mixture of different types, then when building the properties of this soil are studied in this period, and no one assumes changes in its properties. For example, many considered That the cost of the Alaska oil pipeline was very high, and that the designers were right when they considered potential changes in soil properties
The professor, for example, referred to the city of Norilsk in Russia and said, "Stalinist" buildings were built on a rocky layer in the 1940s and 1950s, and are still standing to this day, but when the rock layer ended construction on sandy and clay soils continued, using the pillars (Pegs) that do not always help, and as a result of the high temperatures, the foundations of these buildings no longer guarantee the safety of the building and housing in it became dangerous.
The daily infection rate of the Coronavirus in Greece has seen a double increase compared to the previous rates recorded during the past weeks.
On Wednesday, Greece's health authorities registered 55 new cases of corona, bringing the total number of patients to 3,203.
Today, the increase in injuries is almost twice as high as the daily rates recorded in the past 3 weeks, when they were on average 20-25 cases.
While the number of victims of the epidemic reached 187, after the death of the injured during the past 24 hours.
The largest number of injuries was recorded in the northern regions of Rodopi and Xanthi.
On Tuesday, the municipality of Yasmos in the Rhodope region imposed a number of precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and one of the towns in Yasmos announced public health isolation and a curfew.
The Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak revealed the appropriate oil price for Russia, and this comes at a time when oil markets are under pressure due to fears on the global economy in light of the Corona crisis.
The Russian minister said, during an interview with "Bloomberg" agency, that the appropriate oil price for Russia is 50 dollars a barrel until the year 2035, noting that the very high oil prices reduce the demand for energy.
The minister explained: "The extremely high oil prices are not good, as they reduce the demand for energy resources, attract to the oil sector ineffective investments, create a surplus in supply and create conditions for a new crisis."