The 5 things you should know on February 22nd

The 5 things you should know on February 22nd

Dani Alves is sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison. Why do companies in China form militias? The problem of space debris. Here's what you need to know to start your day. First the truth.

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1. Dani Alves sentenced to 4 years and 6 months in prison

Section 21 of the Barcelona Provincial Court sentenced this Thursday the Brazilian football player Dani Alves to four years and six months in prison. In addition, the victim is ordered to undergo five years of supervised release, deportation and incommunicado detention for nine years and six months, as well as compensation of 150,000 euros and payment of the costs incurred by the trial.

2. Tragedy in the mine in Venezuela

The collapse of a gold mine called Bulla Loca in La Paragua, Bolívar state, Venezuela, about 750 kilometers southeast of Caracas, left dozens dead and hundreds buried.

3. The lunar mission “Odie” is preparing to land on the moon

The Odysseus lunar lander, nicknamed “Odie” or IM-1, prepares to land on the moon. Its significance lies in the fact that it is the first mission in 50 years to land an American-made spacecraft on the Moon.

4. As Russia advances, Ukraine needs more soldiers

The labor shortage in Ukraine during the war with Russia is once again at the top of the agenda and reflects the changing mood in the country. There is now a feeling that not only must new soldiers come forward, but that there must be more.

5. Why do companies form militias in China?

Chinese companies are doing something that has rarely happened since the 1970s: They are creating their own volunteer armies. At least 16 major Chinese companies, including a private dairy giant, have built up combat forces in the past year, according to a CNN analysis of state media reports. Are they preparing for war, unrest or a new pandemic?

At coffee time

There is more and more space junk. And the problem isn't just about space

There was a time when looking at the night sky offered an escape from the man-made disorder on Earth. Not now. Almost 30,000 objects are racing through low-Earth orbit at full speed. This is not just a space problem.

Each member of The Beatles will have their own biopic

Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes will direct four separate biographical features telling the story of The Beatles from the perspective of each of its members; Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and the late John Lennon and George Harrison.

How will Messi make his debut in the new MLS season?

The pre-season left for Messi, who played a total of 301 minutes in six games, only a few minutes of play and a small physical discomfort, which must be expected in the future, since the calendar includes games for three local competitions and to which is added the Cup. America in the middle of the year.

Boeing is firing the head of its 737 Max aircraft unit after a series of safety incidents

What may happen after the historic frozen embryo ruling in Alabama?

In a landmark ruling, the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children and that those who destroy them can be held liable for wrongful death. Critics say the ruling could soon have consequences for the entire United States.

The figure of the day

$138 billion

Biden has canceled nearly $138 billion in student loan debt so far.

The quote of the day

“When I was 20 years old and wanted to go to London and Rio, it almost seemed like everything, every inch of luck, depended on the result and the success I achieved at those Games. I think the perspective definitely changes when you become a mother”

For Olympic athlete Helen Glover, motherhood means “every inch of happiness” doesn't depend on success at the Olympics

And finally…

They discover a black hole that “devours” the equivalent of a sun per day.

Astronomers have discovered what may be the most luminous object in the universe. The European Southern Observatory has discovered a bright quasar that may be the most luminous ever observed. The black hole of this quasar has the peculiarity of increasing its mass by the equivalent of a sun per day.