Happy Friday! The weekend is knocking on the door and you probably already see yourself somewhere far away, but do try to spare a moment for checking out today's news brought to you by the Early Bird. A lot is currently going on in the world as well as at home. Here is an overview of the BEST!
The Czech Republic knows its candidates for the elections
The Czech Statistical Office published a list of candidates for the October elections to regional councils and one third of the Senate on the election.cz website. Currently, over 9,700 candidates are running for office in regional elections. Of the total number of candidates, females represent 27.5%, which means that their relative representation has decreased slightly compared to previous elections. A total of 235 candidates are registered in the Senate elections, 84% of whom are male.
People who'll be quarantined due to the coronavirus will have three choices. They will be able to vote from their car in designated areas or, if necessary, request the arrival of a special election commission with a portable ballot box. Special constituencies will be set up for social and medical facilities.
Putin's critic Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life. Poisoning?
Russia has another problem! After it has been a target of criticism for its stance on Belarus, it has to deal with a poisoning. Russian lawyer and political opposition activist Alexei Navalny is fighting for his life in a Siberian hospital. He began to feel unwell after drinking tea at an airport café in Tomsk. His followers believe it contained poison. The plane on which Alexei Navalny was a passenger at the time had to make an emergency landing in the city of Omsk, from where paramedics transported him on a stretcher.
Nature sheds tears: Greenland is melting at a record speed
Nature is suffering even more than we have previously thought! According to the latest studies, Greenland saw a record decrease in ice mass in 2019. An incredible 532 gigaton of ice (532 billion tons) have disappeared from its surface, equivalent to approximately 66 tons of ice per person on Earth.
The Canadian BlackBerry makes a comeback
BlackBerry isn't a quitter. Although the brand announced it would end phone production and focus primarily on security software in 2016, it's celebrating a comeback today. The American company Onward Mobility, which agreed on a license with the original BlackBerry and the Taiwanese manufacturer FIH Mobile, is to bring them to the market next year. What BlackBerry plans to come up with is not yet completely clear, but we can definitely look forward to the iconic QWERTY keyboard and 5G mobile network. So, ready to toss your apple in the trash bin?!
Uber is in trouble: The former head of security was deleting traces of data theft
Former Uber CEO Joe Sullivan faces criminal charges. According to available information, he is supposed to have bribed hackers with the amount of $ 100,000 with the intention tod cover up theft of sensitive data. The theft is supposed to have taken place in 2016, when hackers broke into the Uber database and obtained the driving licenses of about 600,000 drivers, as well as the e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of 57 million passengers.
Costa Rica will open to toursits from 1.9.
Where to go on vacation during the rainy autumn or cold winter? To exotic Costa Rica! It's going to open to tourists from selected countries around the world, including the European Union, on 1.9. Which other countries have been given the green light? Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore, the United Kingdom and 6 selected US states. What rules for entry will have to be met? You will have to complete an online questionnaire and prove yourself with a negative test for coronavirus, which can be no older than 48 hours. Hurry up and pack your suitcase, exotic adventure is calling your name!
Batfleck strikes again
After five years, Ben Affleck makes a comeback as Batman. He will play the role of Bruce Wayne in the upcoming film The Flash, which is expected to premiere in 2022. The film's director Andy Muschietti has confirmed it to the public. Actor Robert Pattinson will portray a younger version of Batman in the movie. Well, it looks like not only gentlemen will be lining up to see this Batman!
And that's all from us for today. We wish you a great weekend and before you head out, we'll give you one last piece of advice to go...