Our Early Bird wishes you a successful start to the new day. Let's have
a look together at what the past hours have brought.
Intel changes its logo after 14 years
Gone is the distinctive oval lining of the text "Intel" that has accompanied the brand since 2006. The company changed its logo for the fourth time in history. They replaced the existing one with a simpler font with brighter colors.
"This new logo is not only representative of the technology we create, but also the embodiment of the human spark of ingenuity and innovation that permeates society,"
explained Karen Walker, director of marketing for Intel.
Tensions between Taiwan and China continue to escalate: Passports are being redesigned
Taiwan decided to redesign its passports to highlight its own name. The official name of the country, "Taiwan, the Republic of China", will now be significantly smaller, encircling the coat of arms. The word "Taiwan", on the other hand, will dominate the title page with its larger and bold font. The island of Taiwan is an independent state for practical purposes, but China considers it a breakaway province. Authorities stated that the redesign was intended to stop confusion between its nationals and Chinese citizens.
Kvitová proceeds to US Open, Plíšková is out
For Karolína Plíšková, the dream of getting in the US Open is completely over this year. Last night, she was defeated by the French Caroline Garcia. Petra Kvitová, on the other hand, can celebrate because she advanced to the third round. With the result of 7:6 and 6:2 she won over the Ukrainian Kateryna Kozlovová. The Czech tennis player thanked her fans for their support on social networks.
"Playing at one of the largest tennis stadiums without fans is a completely new experience. Do you know what we'll never take for granted anymore? The noise of the crowd. Thanks to everyone who was cheering remotely."
The ex-wife of billionaire Bezose is the richest woman in the world
Philanthropist, writer and ex-wife of billionaire Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott, has taken the first place in the ranking of the richest women in the world. Her net assets are now estimated at $ 68 million, overtaking L'Oréal's heiress Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, who has held the position so far.
Much of her assets come from last year, when she acquired a quarter of Bezos's shares on Amazon as part of a property settlement with her ex-husband. That was equivalent to a 4% stake, which was worth more than $ 35 billion at the time.
Dwayne Johnson recovered from coronavirus
The American actor known as The Rock announced that he and his family had successfully recovered from the coronavirus. He advised the public to stay disciplined, support their immune system, wear face masks, and keep a positive mind. But the actor himself admitted that the past few days definitely hadn't been a walk in the park.
"I can tell you that this has been one of the most challenging and difficult things we have ever had to endure as a family,"
said Dwayne Johnson, stating that he and his family became infected from close friends who had no idea they were positive.
Disney characters as you don't know them
Artist Crystal Walter dispels myths! She began with a complete revamp of popular Disney characters, including Snow White, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, the little mermaid Ariel or Princess Jasmine from Aladin. Under her brush, the fairy-tale characters gained more distinctive curves, through which she wants to show particularly young people that princesses and female bodies can take many forms. How do you like her take on the famous characters?
That's all from us today. We wish you a beautiful and successful Thursday. And don't forget that if an obstacle appears in your life, like a cloud in the sky, there's usually a reason for it. The wise philosopher Seneca also knew that: