Once again, our Early Bird is here to wish you a successful start to the new day. What news are shaking the world on Thursday morning? Let's have a look together!
Devastating American Hurricane Laura
Hurricane Laura might well be the most powerful storm ever to hit the Louisiana coast. The hurricane's eye wall is currently hovering over southwest Louisiana, and the National Hurricane Center advises people to prepare for truly catastrophic damage in the coming hours. It also gives them key advice.
“Get under a table or some other piece of sturdy furniture. Use mattresses, blankets or pillows to cover your head and body.”
New Zealand terrorist sentenced to life imprisonment
Far-right terrorist Brenton Tarrant was sentenced to a lifetime in prison without the possibility of parole. It is the first time in history that this type of punishment appeared In New Zealand. Tarrant was convicted of the murder of 51 men, women and children in two mosques in Christchurch. The youngest victim was only three years old. During the trial, it came to light that Tarrant had begun planning the massacre in September 2017, about a year and a half before the attack itself. He obtained a firearms license, began amassing weapons and ammunition, examined mosque plans, and recorded prayer times and significant days.
During the sentencing Judge Cameron Mander said, among others, the following words to the murderer:
"Your crimes are so wicked that even a lifetime in jail could not begin to atone for them."
TikTok to fall apart? Director Mayer quits!
TikTok CEO Kevin Mayer is leaving the company mere months after his appointment. The app for sharing of short videos has been under a lot of pressure in recent weeks and has to change its owner, otherwise it will banned throughout the US from September 15. According to President Donald Trump, the current owner, Chinese company ByteDance, poses a national security threat. Kevin Mayer said he was leaving the company with a heavy heart, adding:
“In recent weeks, as the political environment has sharply changed, I have done significant reflection on what the corporate structural changes will require, and what it means for the global role I signed up for. Against this backdrop, we expect to reach a resolution very soon."
Prague is in for more sports
The City of Prague is preparing a strategic plan that should bring the city closer to sports metropolises. Its goal is to prepare a solution for public support in the field of sport, which will ensure the effective construction of sports grounds and the distribution of funds until 2032. These have increased by 51.4% to 845 million crowns in the last five years. Approximately 500 million crowns went to Prague sports organizations. Despite this fact, more than half of them feel threatened by the current level of financial support. Sports clubs and physical education units, as well as schools and the residents themselves, are therefore being involved in the preparation of the plan through an online questionnaire. More than 1,400 citizens have already shared their proposals.
You too can participate in the questionnaire survey and express your needs or preferences via the Prague Sports website. The surwey runs until mid-September, and the Sport and Sports Facilities Development Plan itself is expected to enter into force next year. Go, sports!
Meanwhile in Britain: The iconic AC Cobra celebrates 58th anniversary
The first AC Cobra saw the light of day in 1962. Its fine-tuned copy in the electronic version is now making a comeback in a limited number of 58 pieces! In line with tradition, the British manufacturer AC maintains the iconic exterior design with a narrow body made of high-quality composite. Similarly to older models, the interior of the car is decorated with luxury leather. A new addition is the tuning of the steering and brakes for better control and the battery with an output of 54 kilowatt hours, which provides an estimated range of up to 241 km per charging cycle.
The car with maximum attainable speed of 193 km/h will be offered in four versions - Electric Blue, Electric Black, Electric White and Electric Green. Its price starts at £ 138,000, which is about CZK 4,041,054.
Japanese recipe for longevity
Following the approach and advice from a Japanese doctor and longevity expert Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, blowing out 100 candles on your birthday cake should be no problem. This expert on life died at the respectable age of 105, and before passing on to the afterlife, he shared tips that are key to the issue of aging and its speed. And what does he advise us to do? Don't rush into retirement and try to lead an active life as long as possible, use the stairs instead of the elevator and keep your weight under control, find a meaningful activity in your life that will keep you busy, don't always follow the rules strictly, but make sure to get wild every now and then, or find inspiration and joy in art... Alright, out with it, what of the above are you already doing?
We wish you a nice rest of the day, and if you want it to carry in the spirit of our last news, how about gping for a short walk or having a little workout? After all, even Marcus Tullius Cicero knew that: