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Football star Ronaldo fights against coronavirus

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LISBON: Cristiano Ronaldo and football agent Jorge Mendes teamed up on Tuesday to donate rescue teams to Portuguese hospitals fighting coronavirus patients. Two men will donate equipment to two departments of the Santa Maria Hospital in Lisbon, providing 10 beds, ventilators, heart monitors, infusion pumps and syringes, the hospital said. In Porto, the second-largest city in the country, a Portuguese couple will set up a room in the Santo Antonio hospital with 15 intensive care beds, ventilators, monitors and other emergency equipment. Three stations are named after men.

“We would like to thank Ronaldo and Mendes for this initiative, which is very useful at a time when the country needs all of this,” said Paulo Barbosa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Santo Antonio, in a statement. Although Portugal has a total of 2,362 coronavirus cases and 29 deaths, which is much less than in Italy and Spain, the country’s health system is already under pressure. In an interview with TVI on Monday, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said there are 1,142 ventilators and 250 hospitals in public hospitals across the country. To deal with the crisis, the Chinese government bought 500 fans and 4 million masks.

“We (the healthcare system) will never lose control of the situation,” said Costa. Local health workers expressed doubts, especially about the lack of protective equipment. On Monday, Ordem dos Médicos, the country’s medical association, warned Portuguese hospitals of the lack of masks, gloves and face protection. The Ordem dos Enferiros Nurse Association confirmed the concerns of the doctors and said that some nurses were wearing swimming goggles to protect themselves. According to the country’s health minister, Antonio Salez, 165 of the previously infected people are health workers. Portugal declared a state of emergency on Wednesday with restrictions on popular movements.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo will drastically cut their wages after the coronavirus pandemic.
Soccer in Spain and Italy has been suspended indefinitely due to a virus that has killed almost 25,000 people worldwide.

According to Forbes, Barcelona is in talks to reduce its players’ salaries by up to 70% to control its economic impact. This will reduce Messi’s annual pre-tax salary from $ 90 million to $ 27 million.
It is unclear if Messi will cut wages by 70%, but Forbes reports that Messi’s earnings could be cut by about $ 50 million, about 55% less than his salary.

The lower wages announced by Ronaldo, although less significant, could result in a loss of $ 20 million for the Portuguese star. Juventus is preparing to cut its players’ salaries by 30%, Forbes reports.
The 34-year-old man currently earns $ 66 million before taxes each year.

Despite the fact that salary cuts continue, as previously mentioned, Messi and Ronaldo will continue to be two of the three highest-paid soccer players in the world due to their numerous advertising contracts.

Messi currently has mega contracts with Adidas and Pepsi that will help keep annual sales at around $ 78 million, while Ronaldo’s contracts with Nike and EA will keep sales at $ 91 million, Forbes says.
Earlier this week, France Football was named the highest-paid player couple in the soccer world, with more than $ 100 million won in 2019.

Doctors say the Champions League football match with “biological bombs” in February has become an “incredible accelerator” for the deadly spread of the coronavirus in northern Italy.

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MeatSpady: An artist by the people and for the people

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We make a living by what we get but, we make a life by what we give. Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. There is no denying the fact that people who keep the passion of serving the community by giving back are the true leaders and beacons of hope. One such community servant and philanthropist is MeatSpady. A musician by occupation; by nature, a care giver to others. MeatSpady is the owner of the clothing brand, The Beautiful Letdown Store. Through his brand he has been consistently involved with his community by providing those less fortunate with food and free t-shirts bearing The Beautiful Letdown logo. The brand also offers two scholarships and two grants for qualifying families in the city of Philadelphia.

MeatSpady is a hip-hop artist, born and raised in North Philadelphia, whose deep real-life lyrics speaks to the very people he serves in his community. The Beautiful Letdown Store is an online store where the customers can buy a vast variety of quality apparel for a low price. The products range from t-shirts, hoodies, sweaters, sweatpants, sea moss and more. The brand came about after the 2018 release of The Beautiful Letdown mixtape. The project reflected MeatSpady taking full accountability for who he is as a human being. When the brand was created the objective was to convey the concept of having acceptance of self. Something he considers to be the highest form of self-love.

Through his brand, MeatSpady is striving to become a staple in his community. Leading by example he makes monthly visits into the community to provide food and clothing to the people, sponsoring the For The Love Basketball events with throughout the city of Philadelphia and finding various  ways to give back to others.

The brand plans to offer two scholarships to Philadelphia high school graduates this year, as well as two grants to families who deal with the everyday effects of the health issues that their children are faced with. The Beautiful Letdown Store is always looking to sponsor events in the community that can help bring positive change to the people in it. “This is my way of giving back to my community until I can do so on a larger scale” says MeatSpady. When asked about the significance of the variety of colorways the brand offers, he stated “We believe everybody has a story and every story has a color. What color is your story?.

Being a musician and operating a brand to help the community is really an inspiring and appreciable action of MeatSpady. He is determined to continue to impact the lives of others as time progresses. With the continued support of his listener, fans, and customers the future is bright for MeatSpady and all his endeavors.

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How to Set up a Cardano Node?

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The constant evolution of the blockchain has made it a more mainstream technology. Such improvement contributes to its rapid market growth. Blockchain technology came along with Bitcoin in 2008, the first-generation blockchain that can facilitate only cryptocurrency transactions. Later, when Ethereum (second-generation blockchain) entered the blockchain space, it set a new definition of how blockchain technology can power enterprise-grade solutions and eliminate the need for third-party authentications.

Amidst the blockchain advancement and the advent of new protocols, scalability continued to create challenges for the first and second-generation blockchain users. Besides, lack of interoperability is another reason that disrupts the global utilization of diverse blockchain use cases. Blockchain experts realized the potential adverse impact of these short flaws, and thus we had the third generation blockchain, Cardano, in 2017. This article will explore Cardano, its diverse use cases and discover how to set up Cardano node. So, let’s start.

What is Cardano?

Cardano is a third-generation proof-of-stake blockchain platform designed to be open-source and decentralized. It addresses the challenges of first and second-generation blockchains. In addition, it eliminates the flaws of POS (proof-of-work) consensus mechanism such as high transaction cost, slow transaction processing, high energy consumption, etc.

Due to its open-source nature, the platform offers a range of Cardano development opportunities for worldwide developers. One can easily participate in the Cardano ecosystem and contribute to its sustainability by developing innovative solutions like a Stake pool, smart contracts, Cardano exchanges, and even a unique ecosystem.

What is a Cardano node, and how it works?

A node is the core component of the Cardano ecosystem that underpins the whole network. Ultimately, every blockchain network consists of various interconnected nodes to validate transactions and blocks via a consensus mechanism. Specifically, in Cardano, users are required to run Cardano node if they wish to join the platform and contribute to the open-source project.

So, how does a Cardano node work?

A Cardano node is a service node that imparts complete transparency across the network by validating how the pool interacts inside the network. The nodes further hold and manage the combined stake in a single entity.

Other core responsibilities:

Production of blocks

Cardano produces independently verifiable blocks across a peer-to-peer protocol through a robust block-producing system. It further adds security layers to decide which blocks should be added to extend the chain.

Validation of transactions

Nodes validate the transaction by appointing slot leaders who determine if the sender has enough funds to meet transaction parameters. Once confirmed, the slot leaders record data and assume it as an active block after the complete verification process.

How to set up a Cardano node?

We will discuss the step-by-step process of setting up the Cardano node from the source node and running the node into multiple operating systems.

For that, you need the following component setup for node installation:

  • The latest operating system- Windows, Linux, or macOS.
  • Dual-core CPU with 8GB RAM and 10GB disk space.

For Linux

Step1: Install operating system dependencies on the Linux system.

Step:2: Install GHC and Cabal using ghcup.

Step3: Download and compile a working directory to store source code and builds.

Step4: Configure the build option.

Step5: Build up and install the node.

For macOS Operating system

Here, we will explain the download, compilation, and installation process for the node.

Step1: Install operating system (OS) dependencies for MacOS.

Step2: Install homebrew packages.

The rest of the steps are the same as the node installation in Windows operating system (from step 3 to step 5).

For Windows operating system

Node installation for Windows is the same as macOS and Linux, but you need WSL (windows subsystem for Linx) that changes the windows environment into Linux.

Conclusion

With a highly mutative nature and the ability to embrace modern technologies, Cardano has brought significant change to the blockchain and its real-world implementations. Such overwhelming popularity has also empowered Cardano-based development & deployment services since this protocol supports scalable, interoperable, and sustainable enterprise-wide solutions at a reasonable cost.

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Get ready!Beijing 2022

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The 2022 Winter Olympics, officially the XXIV Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Beijing 2022 are an upcoming international winter multi-sport event scheduled to take place from 4 to 20 February 2022 in Beijing and venues near neighboring towns of Yanqing and Chongli in the People’s Republic of China.

Beijing was elected as host city in July 2015 at the 128th IOC Session in Kuala Lumpur. The 2022 Winter Olympics will be the first Winter Olympics in China, the last of three consecutive Olympics to be held in East Asia (after the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan), and the second overall Olympics to be held in China, after the 2008 Summer Olympics also in Beijing. For the first time, the Winter Olympics will be hosted by a city that previously hosted the Summer Olympics; Four existing indoor venues that were originally constructed for the 2008 Games, as well as the Beijing National Stadium (venues of the opening and closing ceremonies), will be used.

The 2022 Winter Olympics are scheduled to include a record 109 events over 15 disciplines in seven sports. This represented an increase of seven events from 2018. The men’s and women’s big air freestyle, women’s monobob, mixed team competitions in freestyle skiing aerials, ski jumping, and snowboard cross, and the mixed relay in short track speed skating were the new events added by the International Olympic Committee in July 2018.

Beijing, the city of double Olympics, has witnessed the development of China, and it also represents the traditions of the East. Let’s look forward to what kind of splendor this Winter Olympics will bring or the new trend that will lead the development of the world. The Chinese culture is broad and profound and will shape the spirit of solidarity of a community with a shared future for mankind together with the Olympic spirit. It is expected that the Beijing Olympics will bring about world peace and development and share a beautiful vision for the future.

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