Even if the 2021 edition has been canceled due to the pandemic, the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament is thinking big for its relaunch in February 2022 with the addition of 24 teams in recreational class, bringing the total number of registrations to 144. The creation of this sixth category had been “in the cards” of the organizers for several years.
“When it resumes, the international pee-wee tournament will blow your mind,” promised President Michel Plante in a rare press conference at the Videotron Center on Tuesday.
These 24 level A teams – a dozen will come from Quebec and the others will come mostly from outside the North American continent – will play their matches at the Pavillon de la jeunesse, with the exception of the final, which will be played in Videotron Center. European clubs have already started knocking on the door.
“It was a request that we had for a long time […] We could have with the women’s division, but the demand for the Peewee A was there. The timing was excellent for us. When we moved from the Arpidrome to the PJ, it was to create this synergy between the two locations, ”said Tournament general manager Patrick Dom.
The organizers benefited from a new financial boost from the City of Quebec to move forward with the project. The City will inject an additional $ 6 million into the Major Events Office within three years, recalled the mayor, Régis Labeaume, present at the announcement.
The mayor wants to take advantage of the 2022 presentation of the peewee tournament to revive the winter tourism industry in the wake of the pandemic. The meeting brings in around $ 14 million annually in economic benefits.
Wink in 2021
In addition, the organizers have not forgotten the young people who should have participated in the adventure next February by developing a series of events as consolation. Thus, eight teams from the Capitale-Nationale will have the opportunity to participate in workshops led by former NHL players Pascal Dupuis and Maxime Talbot, on February 20 and 21, on an outdoor rink at Place Jean-Béliveau, in front of the Videotron Center.
These teams designated in a competition on the tournament’s website must come from a bubble class and no parent or spectator will be allowed to attend the sessions to comply with public health measures.
“Something had to be done for them. It’s very tight with Public Health, there will be no spectators, no parents, but to allow eight teams to practice for an hour, an hour and a half with two former National League, it was important for us to do so, ”admitted Patrick Dom.
A nod to the outdoors in February
The organizers of the Peewee Tournament have not forgotten the young people who should have participated in the adventure next February by developing a series of events as consolation.
Thus, eight teams from the Capitale-Nationale will have the opportunity to participate in workshops led by former NHL players Pascal Dupuis and Maxime Talbot, on February 20 and 21, on an outdoor rink at Place Jean-Béliveau, in front of the Videotron Center.
These teams, determined with the help of a competition on the Tournament website, must come from a bubble-class and no parent or spectator will be allowed to attend the sessions to respect the sanitary measures of Public Health.
These two days were normally reserved for the presentation of the playoff games, including the finals in each category on Sunday. The surface will be designed without boards and benches to borrow the concept of pond hockey (pond hockey).
“Something had to be done for them. It’s very tight with Public Health, there will be no spectators, no parents, but to allow eight teams to practice for an hour, an hour and a half with two former National League, it was important for us to do so, ”admitted Managing Director Patrick Dom.
Former Canadians in summer
The Tournament will also organize a hockey school in collaboration with the Canadian from August 2 to 6, 2021 at the Youth Pavilion, where 90 peewee hockey players will follow the instructions of Gaston Gingras and Éric Houde, two former Habs.
The details of the competition and the eligibility conditions will be revealed later depending on the evolution of the pandemic and health rules.
“We approached the Canadiens, we wanted it to be grandiose for these [jeunes] 2008 there. Normally, they do two weeks of camp in Brossard, but they will do a third for these young people. They were very kind to do that ”, underlined Dom, whose organization will also have its thematic suite at the Ice Hotel from January 2 at the Village Vacances Valcartier.
NASA’s Ingenuity Helicopter Nails Its Seventh Flight on Mars
The seventh trip of NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter on Mars saw the vehicle fly almost 350 feet to an arrival detect that hadn’t been firmly overviewed already.
Ingenuity keeps on dazzling. This show mission, which started on April 3, was expected to keep going for 30 days, yet NASA appears to be quick to get however much mileage from this little airplane as could be expected. Also, it’s difficult to fault them. Regardless of a wonky 6th flight, creativity has performed surprisingly well, exhibiting the potential for more yearning and refined Martian airplanes.
This most recent jump was the first for Ingenuity since encountering an in-flight abnormality during its 6th trip on May 22, 2021. During that flight, the helicopter’s route framework got freaked out under a solitary lost casing, bringing about some disturbing herky-jerky developments. Resourcefulness figured out how to endure the additional time and energy needed to finish the flight, and it arrived minus any additional problem.
Leniently, nothing seems to have turned out badly during the seventh excursion. It was “another effective flight,” proclaimed NASA JPL on Twitter. “No peculiarities in flight 7, Ingenuity is solid!” expressed an unknown colleague. No careful date was given for the seventh flight, besides NASA saying it would happen no sooner than this past Sunday, June 6. The space organization delivered a solitary high contrast photograph taken by Ingenuity during the flight.
Ingenuity’s seventh jump was a little more than a moment long, during which time the 4-pound (1.8-kilogram) helicopter voyaged 348 feet (106 meters). It flew south, arriving in a totally new spot. The new runway was picked dependent on satellite information given by the HiRISE camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, demonstrating it to be level and liberated from obstructions.
No word yet on an eighth flight; however, we have no motivation to trust it will not occur. Also, indeed, Ingenuity appears to be no worn out. On Twitter, NASA JPL cited a colleague saying: “No indication of maturing yet in the actuator framework. With each flight, we acquire extra certifiable data on the presentation of the rotor and its warm qualities, which permits us to steadily increment permissible flight times.” So that is quite promising. By proceeding to stretch Ingenuity’s boundaries, NASA will be better prepared to plan its replacement.
NASA’s Perseverance meanderer as of late outperformed 100 Sols, or Martian days, on Mars. It studied the initial five Ingenuity flights. However, NASA now needs not so much spectating but rather more sciencing from the wanderer. Until this point, Perseverance has tried every one of its cameras and instruments and transferred more than 75,000 pictures, and recording sounds on Mars and producing oxygen from the climate.
From here, Perseverance, alongside its trusty companion, will move south towards the following objective space of investigation.
Huge Internet Outage, Some Of World’s Biggest Sites Go Down!
Social media giants, government websites, and other essential retail ones were down on Tuesday morning. Several officials from different parts of the globe massively reported this outage. Some reports pointed out the glitch in the cloud computing platform Fastly.
But fastly didn’t verify the content and said that they were investigating the matter. Meanwhile, retail giant Amazon was also facing a similar issue. More than 21.000 Reddit users reported the glitch, while 2,000 users from Amazon also reported the glitch.
Many news platforms, along with social media giants, were in a similar outage early Tuesday morning. News forums like Financial Times, the New York Times, CNN, and Bloomberg News were down.
Direct reports also suggested this massive outage was due to the technical glitch in a private CDN ( Content Delivery Network), but CDN confirmed no details.
Those websites displayed the message “Error 503 Service Unavailable”. At the same time, some experts believe that the outage was due to Fastly: a cloud computing forum.
The Guardian Australia tweeted: “The Guardian’s website and app are currently being affected by a wider internet outage and will be back as soon as possible.”
Separately Amazon also displayed the error message. Both website and browser were down and not showing content. Besides, Britain’s Guardian newspaper said that they witnessed this outage and both their platform was down in early wee business hours.
However, according to Reuters, US-based cloud company services Fastly was experiencing a technicality. San Francisco-based Fastl later said to the reports that they were investigating “the potential impact to performance with our CDN services,” on the official website.
Coverage that was processed by Fastly was also facing degraded performance. Cloud-based services run on a delivery network that pushes the data around the internet. It will help businesses in operating smoothly where customers buy or sell their products.
Vatican criminalizes sexual abuse of adults by priests!
In the primary shift, Pope Francis rewrote church laws. It will criminalize abuses of adults by priests who sometimes misuse their authority. And laypeople who hold church office cab also be charged for such crimes.
The laws were released after careful analysis and investigation compiled by the authorities for over 14 years. The revised criminal law section is the Vatican’s code of canon law which governs 1.4 million Catholic church members, and this law operates independently from civil laws.
The new law is the overhaul after nearly 40 years. New rules will make sexual abuses, preparing young for sex activities, possessing child pornography, and covering up any abuse will be considered a criminal offense under Vatican law.
Pope Francis further specified that Vatican laws aim to “reduce the number of cases in which the… penalty was left to the discretion of authorities”.
The Catholic church has reported many cases of abuse by adults in other activities, and Vatican law is one step in stopping them. There were coverups by a clergyman about the abuses of priests globally, and victims often criticized laws for motivating them further.
Previous catholic laws were outdated and protected higher authorities, and were open to interpretation.
The new Vatican aw will replace Pope John Paul II’s last updated rules in 1983. New Vatican laws will be precise and more specific language and warning bishops to take action if he comes across any complaints.
The new rules will also prevent the directive of women, recording any confessions, and committing fraud in the future.
Previously there was no provision of complaints against abuse of power by authorities.
But this new law will put a stop to abuse which earlier gave consent on their age. The code says a priest can lose their position if they used “force, threats or abuse of his authority” to engage in sexual acts.
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