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For the European Union (EU), this has the value of a full-scale test. By seizing the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China, “because of its discriminatory practices against Lithuania, which also affect [le] EU single market », announced the Commission on Thursday 27 January, Brussels is putting the unity of the Twenty-Seven and the EU’s ability to impose itself on the international scene to the test.

In recent months, relations between Vilnius and Beijing have deteriorated. China did not appreciate that Lithuania left the “17+1” forum, this essential link of the New Silk Roads which brings together the Middle Kingdom and 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (including 12 Union members). She was frankly upset when the small Baltic state let Taiwan open an official representative office in its name on its soil, while Beijing does not recognize the state status of this island.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers China’s hybrid war against Lithuania and the European Union

The retaliatory measures were not long in coming. On November 25, 2021, China announced that it was no longer issuing visas to Lithuanians. In the aftermath, it halted its imports to Lithuania, and it also stopped clearing Lithuanian goods arriving at its ports, citing flaws in its IT department. For Vilnius, the situation remained manageable: admittedly, its exports to China fell by 91% in December 2021 compared to the same month of the previous year, but Lithuania achieves less than 1% of its trade with Beijing.

“Value chains have been affected”

However, what was initially a bilateral affair between these two countries quickly became a community issue. Some Member States, particularly in Eastern Europe, “told themselves that what was happening to Lithuania could happen to them”, says a European official. What’s more, Beijing has not contented itself with putting obstacles in the way of Lithuanian companies. Without being given any explanation, several European manufacturers who use components from Lithuania have lost orders or have also been prevented from exporting to China.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Lithuania evacuates diplomatic staff from China

“In Finland, Germany or Sweden, value chains have been affected”, continues this source. And the sacrosanct internal market has been disrupted. From then on, a country like Germany, which tended to consider that Vilnius could only blame itself in this story, began to see things differently. In this context, the Commission received unanimous support from the Twenty-Seven when it raised the possibility of taking the matter to the WTO, judging Beijing’s practices “discriminatory and illegal” under the rules of multilateral trade.

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For the European Union (EU), this has the value of a full-scale test. By seizing the World Trade Organization (WTO) against China, “because of its discriminatory practices against Lithuania, which also affect [le] EU single market », announced the Commission on Thursday 27 January, Brussels is putting the unity of the Twenty-Seven and the EU’s ability to impose itself on the international scene to the test.

In recent months, relations between Vilnius and Beijing have deteriorated. China did not appreciate that Lithuania left the “17+1” forum, this essential link of the New Silk Roads which brings together the Middle Kingdom and 17 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (including 12 Union members). She was frankly upset when the small Baltic state let Taiwan open an official representative office in its name on its soil, while Beijing does not recognize the state status of this island.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers China’s hybrid war against Lithuania and the European Union

The retaliatory measures were not long in coming. On November 25, 2021, China announced that it was no longer issuing visas to Lithuanians. In the aftermath, it halted its imports to Lithuania, and it also stopped clearing Lithuanian goods arriving at its ports, citing flaws in its IT department. For Vilnius, the situation remained manageable: admittedly, its exports to China fell by 91% in December 2021 compared to the same month of the previous year, but Lithuania achieves less than 1% of its trade with Beijing.

“Value chains have been affected”

However, what was initially a bilateral affair between these two countries quickly became a community issue. Some Member States, particularly in Eastern Europe, “told themselves that what was happening to Lithuania could happen to them”, says a European official. What’s more, Beijing has not contented itself with putting obstacles in the way of Lithuanian companies. Without being given any explanation, several European manufacturers who use components from Lithuania have lost orders or have also been prevented from exporting to China.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Lithuania evacuates diplomatic staff from China

“In Finland, Germany or Sweden, value chains have been affected”, continues this source. And the sacrosanct internal market has been disrupted. From then on, a country like Germany, which tended to consider that Vilnius could only blame itself in this story, began to see things differently. In this context, the Commission received unanimous support from the Twenty-Seven when it raised the possibility of taking the matter to the WTO, judging Beijing’s practices “discriminatory and illegal” under the rules of multilateral trade.

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On January 1, the long-awaited meeting of the actors of the Harry Potter film saga was premiered, held on the occasion of his 20-year anniversary, Harry Potter 20 Aniversario: Regreso a Hogwarts (Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts).

The documentary, which can be seen on HBO Max streaming, was not without errors, which were quickly corrected after being noticed by fans.

However, there was one specific detail that fans kept questioning: Many theorized that Rupert Grint, who played Ronald “Ron” Weasley, was not actually present for the conversation with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger).).

Let us remember that there are scenes in which Grint appears seated in some armchairs the Gryffindor Common Room with Radcliffe and Watson, but never interacts with them beyond words.

On the other hand, it also has a private meeting with emma watson, with whom they hold hands at one point, but Radcliffe is not present.

Both interviews not only have different settings, but also subtly change Grint’s outfit (a blue Beatle and a green sweater) and Watson has different rings and nail colors.

All of these details led fans to believe that Rupert was unable to meet in person for the trio’s reunion, but that Watson could have traveled to meet Grint for their couple’s interview.

bliss theory was confirmed by a member of the production team that recorded Rupert Grint, Caitlin Cronenberg, who recounted the experience in a post on Instagram A few days ago and it has just started to go viral.

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“I was asked to shoot Rupert Grint, who was filming in Toronto, Canada and couldn’t get to London, England for the main shoot”, she said, along with a photograph of her with the actor, where the set can be seen from behind.

She adds that she’s a huge Harry Potter fan (in fact, she’s wearing a Ravenclaw sweatshirt) and that they went to great lengths to make the lighting in the place the same as it is in London.

Grint was in Canada recording the Netflix series, Cabinet of Curiosities.

So this is the reason for the lack of interaction between the trio of main actors.

We would like to thank the writer of this short article for this outstanding content

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On January 1, the long-awaited meeting of the actors of the Harry Potter film saga was premiered, held on the occasion of his 20-year anniversary, Harry Potter 20 Aniversario: Regreso a Hogwarts (Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: ​​Return to Hogwarts).

The documentary, which can be seen on HBO Max streaming, was not without errors, which were quickly corrected after being noticed by fans.

However, there was one specific detail that fans kept questioning: Many theorized that Rupert Grint, who played Ronald “Ron” Weasley, was not actually present for the conversation with Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) and Emma Watson (Hermione Granger).).

Let us remember that there are scenes in which Grint appears seated in some armchairs the Gryffindor Common Room with Radcliffe and Watson, but never interacts with them beyond words.

On the other hand, it also has a private meeting with emma watson, with whom they hold hands at one point, but Radcliffe is not present.

Both interviews not only have different settings, but also subtly change Grint’s outfit (a blue Beatle and a green sweater) and Watson has different rings and nail colors.

All of these details led fans to believe that Rupert was unable to meet in person for the trio’s reunion, but that Watson could have traveled to meet Grint for their couple’s interview.

bliss theory was confirmed by a member of the production team that recorded Rupert Grint, Caitlin Cronenberg, who recounted the experience in a post on Instagram A few days ago and it has just started to go viral.

Rupert Grint filming Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts
@caitcronenberg and Instagram

“I was asked to shoot Rupert Grint, who was filming in Toronto, Canada and couldn’t get to London, England for the main shoot”, she said, along with a photograph of her with the actor, where the set can be seen from behind.

She adds that she’s a huge Harry Potter fan (in fact, she’s wearing a Ravenclaw sweatshirt) and that they went to great lengths to make the lighting in the place the same as it is in London.

Grint was in Canada recording the Netflix series, Cabinet of Curiosities.

So this is the reason for the lack of interaction between the trio of main actors.

We would like to thank the writer of this short article for this outstanding content

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1643300249) } [2]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(71) "Sigfox, former French star of connected objects, placed in receivership" ["link"]=> string(100) "https://bbc-edition.com/money/sigfox-former-french-star-of-connected-objects-placed-in-receivership/" ["comments"]=> string(108) "https://bbc-edition.com/money/sigfox-former-french-star-of-connected-objects-placed-in-receivership/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Michael Johnson" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 27 Jan 2022 16:16:23 +0000" ["category"]=> string(49) "MoneyConnectedFrenchobjectsreceivershipSigfoxstar" ["guid"]=> string(100) "https://bbc-edition.com/money/sigfox-former-french-star-of-connected-objects-placed-in-receivership/" ["description"]=> string(634) "Anne Lauvergeon, president of the board of directors of Sigfox, in Paris, in February 2015. MARTIN BUREAU / AFP All is not rosy in the world of French Tech. At a time when France and the government boast of counting, each week, a new « licorne » moreover, these start-ups worth more than 1 billion dollars (896 ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3958) "

All is not rosy in the world of French Tech. At a time when France and the government boast of counting, each week, a new « licorne » moreover, these start-ups worth more than 1 billion dollars (896 million euros), Sigfox, star of French technology in the mid-2010s, are in a bad way. The company specializing in networks for connected objects was placed, Wednesday, January 26, in receivership by the Commercial Court of Toulouse. Its debt amounts to 153 million euros, including 118 million in financial debt.

The six-month observation period granted by the court “should make it possible to identify, thanks to the implementation of a disposal plan, new buyers with the capacity to work for the long-term development of Sigfox, and to propose maintaining jobs”, explains the company in a press release. Based in Labège (Haute-Garonne), near Toulouse, Sigfox employs around 300 people, including 250 in France. The company would preferably target an industrial buyer, interested in its in-house technology.

Read also Connected objects: the Toulousains of Sigfox finally hope to impose their technology

Co-created in 2009 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, Sigfox was the initiator of a telecom network called “0G”. Its principle: low frequencies which make it possible to connect objects (transport pallets, measuring devices, etc.) with low energy and bandwidth consumption.

300 million euros raised in total

But Ludovic Le Moan wanted to hit hard: a global network, if not nothing, which required significant financial resources. Sigfox, which openly dreamed of going public, raised a total of nearly 300 million euros from renowned investors: Bpifrance, the European Investment Bank (EIB), Idinvest investment funds, Partech or Elliott.

Manufacturers have been seduced, such as Total, through its venture capital fund Total Energy Ventures, Intel or Horizon, the investment company of Henri Seydoux, founder of the drone manufacturer Parrot and son of Jérôme Seydoux ( Pathe). The company had also formed a prestigious board of directors, headed by Anne Lauvergeon, the former president of the Areva management board.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Ludovic Le Moan, shaman of connected objects

But it was not enough. While Sigfox has spent its money to build its network in France, Germany and the United States, supplemented by agreements with local partners in 75 countries, customers have not followed, not enough in any case to cover the operating costs.

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All is not rosy in the world of French Tech. At a time when France and the government boast of counting, each week, a new « licorne » moreover, these start-ups worth more than 1 billion dollars (896 million euros), Sigfox, star of French technology in the mid-2010s, are in a bad way. The company specializing in networks for connected objects was placed, Wednesday, January 26, in receivership by the Commercial Court of Toulouse. Its debt amounts to 153 million euros, including 118 million in financial debt.

The six-month observation period granted by the court “should make it possible to identify, thanks to the implementation of a disposal plan, new buyers with the capacity to work for the long-term development of Sigfox, and to propose maintaining jobs”, explains the company in a press release. Based in Labège (Haute-Garonne), near Toulouse, Sigfox employs around 300 people, including 250 in France. The company would preferably target an industrial buyer, interested in its in-house technology.

Read also Connected objects: the Toulousains of Sigfox finally hope to impose their technology

Co-created in 2009 by Ludovic Le Moan and Christophe Fourtet, Sigfox was the initiator of a telecom network called “0G”. Its principle: low frequencies which make it possible to connect objects (transport pallets, measuring devices, etc.) with low energy and bandwidth consumption.

300 million euros raised in total

But Ludovic Le Moan wanted to hit hard: a global network, if not nothing, which required significant financial resources. Sigfox, which openly dreamed of going public, raised a total of nearly 300 million euros from renowned investors: Bpifrance, the European Investment Bank (EIB), Idinvest investment funds, Partech or Elliott.

Manufacturers have been seduced, such as Total, through its venture capital fund Total Energy Ventures, Intel or Horizon, the investment company of Henri Seydoux, founder of the drone manufacturer Parrot and son of Jérôme Seydoux ( Pathe). The company had also formed a prestigious board of directors, headed by Anne Lauvergeon, the former president of the Areva management board.

Read also Article reserved for our subscribers Ludovic Le Moan, shaman of connected objects

But it was not enough. While Sigfox has spent its money to build its network in France, Germany and the United States, supplemented by agreements with local partners in 75 countries, customers have not followed, not enough in any case to cover the operating costs.

You have 31.31% of this article left to read. The following is for subscribers only.

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SpaceX’s Starlink internet megaconstellation keeps growing.

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with 49 Starlink satellites lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today (Jan. 18) at 9:02 p.m. EST (0203 GMT on Jan. 19).

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SpaceX’s Starlink internet megaconstellation keeps growing.

A two-stage SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket topped with 49 Starlink satellites lifted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida today (Jan. 18) at 9:02 p.m. EST (0203 GMT on Jan. 19).

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1643299766) } [4]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(66) "John Rendeiro. Decision on extradition will only be taken in June" ["link"]=> string(103) "https://bbc-edition.com/international/john-rendeiro-decision-on-extradition-will-only-be-taken-in-june/" ["comments"]=> string(111) "https://bbc-edition.com/international/john-rendeiro-decision-on-extradition-will-only-be-taken-in-june/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(12) "Harry Rivers" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:45:32 +0000" ["category"]=> string(97) "InternationaldécisionextraditionJoão RendeiroJohnJuneprocessRendeiroSouth AfricatribunalVerulam" ["guid"]=> string(103) "https://bbc-edition.com/international/john-rendeiro-decision-on-extradition-will-only-be-taken-in-june/" ["description"]=> string(619) "The prosecution and defense concluded that they needed more time to complete the case, the judge revealed. May 20, 2022 is the date proposed by the judge for a conference to decide how many days it will take to proceed with the extradition process. That will start to be judged from June 13. The magistrate ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(6609) "

The prosecution and defense concluded that they needed more time to complete the case, the judge revealed.

May 20, 2022 is the date proposed by the judge for a conference to decide how many days it will take to proceed with the extradition process. That will start to be judged from June 13.

The magistrate said that these are dates “agreed between the parties”.

The former president of the BPP will remain detained in Westville prison, in South Africa, where he returned at the end of this Thursday’s hearing, which lasted more than five hours.

Within three weeks, João Rendeiro’s defense will present a new request for a bond, which, if accepted, could allow the former banker to wait for the extradition process under house arrest. The first security proposed was around 2,200 euros.

However, the Portuguese authorities will send, until April 1, the legal documentation of the process, since the previous one arrived with the seal broken.

At the end of the session, the spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office revealed that the documents must return to Portugal.

For the first time, Rendeiro’s attorney June Marks was present in court.

“We hope to have copies of the documents back from Portugal on April 1,” Marks told reporters outside the courthouse before the judge’s decision.

“As a Portuguese citizen in South Africa, [João Rendeiro] You have every constitutional right to question everything. The law says South Africa cannot extradite him to Portugal unless he gets a fair trial.. I think the judgments [em Portugal] were unfair,” said June Marks.

The lawyer also added that she wants the process to be carried out using Internet diligence. However, he advanced that he intends to file a second request for release on bail – at the same time as he tries to appeal the first request -, probably in February.

“I want to get him out of there,” he summarized.

For May, he added, a period for choosing witnesses should be scheduled, including those from Portugal, with whom he intends to later claim in court that João Rendeiro was “unfairly” judged in absentia.

Taking into account the defense’s health conditions and previous complaints, the magistrate who directs the case admitted to transferring him to a cell where he was alone, but the former banker himself refused, preferring to be with people who speak Portuguese, told the lawyer, reiterating that she is in better health.

June Marks also said that the court was wrong to provisionally detain João Rendeiro, justifying that the European Convention on Extradition protects elderly and pregnant women, establishing that they should not be arrested, but without reference to age limits..

Rendeiro will turn 70 on May 22.

Seventh time in court

In the previous session, last Friday, a box with the extradition process sent by Portugal had been delivered to the court, containing two documents – one in Portuguese and the other in English.

However, the session was postponed to this Thursday because the tape that sealed the documents in Portuguese was broken. This is not the first time that these documents create complications in the process.

The lack of translators at the Prosecutor’s Office made it difficult to translate the thousands of pages in the case. Even so, it was possible to get all the documentation to South Africa before the deadline.

João Rendeiro’s lawyer denounced to the UN the conditions to which the former banker is subject in prison in South Africa. In the document to which RTP had access, the defense considered the situation a ticking time bomb and said that the former president of the BPP was the target of extortion attempts.

Detained two months ago


Detained on 11 December in the city of Durban, after almost three months on the run from Portuguese justice,
João Rendeiro was then presented to Judge Rajesh Parshotam, of the court in Verulam, who on December 17 decreed him the most severe measure of coercion, placing him in preventive detention in the Westville prison.


The former banker was convicted in three separate cases related to the collapse of the BPP, having been given as proven that he withdrew 13.61 million euros from the bank. Of the three convictions, only one has become final and does not admit any further appeals, with João Rendeiro having to serve an effective prison sentence of five years and eight months.

João Rendeiro was also sentenced to ten years in prison in a second case and a further three years and six months in a third, both of which have not yet become final.

The collapse of BPP, in 2010, injured thousands of customers and caused losses of hundreds of millions of euros to the State.

c/ the day after tomorrow

.

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The prosecution and defense concluded that they needed more time to complete the case, the judge revealed.

May 20, 2022 is the date proposed by the judge for a conference to decide how many days it will take to proceed with the extradition process. That will start to be judged from June 13.

The magistrate said that these are dates “agreed between the parties”.

The former president of the BPP will remain detained in Westville prison, in South Africa, where he returned at the end of this Thursday’s hearing, which lasted more than five hours.

Within three weeks, João Rendeiro’s defense will present a new request for a bond, which, if accepted, could allow the former banker to wait for the extradition process under house arrest. The first security proposed was around 2,200 euros.

However, the Portuguese authorities will send, until April 1, the legal documentation of the process, since the previous one arrived with the seal broken.

At the end of the session, the spokesperson for the Prosecutor’s Office revealed that the documents must return to Portugal.

For the first time, Rendeiro’s attorney June Marks was present in court.

“We hope to have copies of the documents back from Portugal on April 1,” Marks told reporters outside the courthouse before the judge’s decision.

“As a Portuguese citizen in South Africa, [João Rendeiro] You have every constitutional right to question everything. The law says South Africa cannot extradite him to Portugal unless he gets a fair trial.. I think the judgments [em Portugal] were unfair,” said June Marks.

The lawyer also added that she wants the process to be carried out using Internet diligence. However, he advanced that he intends to file a second request for release on bail – at the same time as he tries to appeal the first request -, probably in February.

“I want to get him out of there,” he summarized.

For May, he added, a period for choosing witnesses should be scheduled, including those from Portugal, with whom he intends to later claim in court that João Rendeiro was “unfairly” judged in absentia.

Taking into account the defense’s health conditions and previous complaints, the magistrate who directs the case admitted to transferring him to a cell where he was alone, but the former banker himself refused, preferring to be with people who speak Portuguese, told the lawyer, reiterating that she is in better health.

June Marks also said that the court was wrong to provisionally detain João Rendeiro, justifying that the European Convention on Extradition protects elderly and pregnant women, establishing that they should not be arrested, but without reference to age limits..

Rendeiro will turn 70 on May 22.

Seventh time in court

In the previous session, last Friday, a box with the extradition process sent by Portugal had been delivered to the court, containing two documents – one in Portuguese and the other in English.

However, the session was postponed to this Thursday because the tape that sealed the documents in Portuguese was broken. This is not the first time that these documents create complications in the process.

The lack of translators at the Prosecutor’s Office made it difficult to translate the thousands of pages in the case. Even so, it was possible to get all the documentation to South Africa before the deadline.

João Rendeiro’s lawyer denounced to the UN the conditions to which the former banker is subject in prison in South Africa. In the document to which RTP had access, the defense considered the situation a ticking time bomb and said that the former president of the BPP was the target of extortion attempts.

Detained two months ago


Detained on 11 December in the city of Durban, after almost three months on the run from Portuguese justice,
João Rendeiro was then presented to Judge Rajesh Parshotam, of the court in Verulam, who on December 17 decreed him the most severe measure of coercion, placing him in preventive detention in the Westville prison.


The former banker was convicted in three separate cases related to the collapse of the BPP, having been given as proven that he withdrew 13.61 million euros from the bank. Of the three convictions, only one has become final and does not admit any further appeals, with João Rendeiro having to serve an effective prison sentence of five years and eight months.

João Rendeiro was also sentenced to ten years in prison in a second case and a further three years and six months in a third, both of which have not yet become final.

The collapse of BPP, in 2010, injured thousands of customers and caused losses of hundreds of millions of euros to the State.

c/ the day after tomorrow

.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1643298332) } [5]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(80) "Australian Open, Moya: “Nadal con Shapovalov ha perso 4 kg, era disidratato”" ["link"]=> string(105) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/australian-open-moya-nadal-con-shapovalov-ha-perso-4-kg-era-disidratato/" ["comments"]=> string(113) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/australian-open-moya-nadal-con-shapovalov-ha-perso-4-kg-era-disidratato/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Pauline Potteer" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:04:32 +0000" ["category"]=> string(116) "SportingAustralianAustralian Opencarlos moyacondisidratatoEramatteo berrettiniMoyaNadalopenpersorafa nadalshapovalov" ["guid"]=> string(105) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/australian-open-moya-nadal-con-shapovalov-ha-perso-4-kg-era-disidratato/" ["description"]=> string(743) "L’allenatore del maiorchino: “Non pensavo Rafa vincesse, è stato un miracolo. Contro Berrettini sarà al 100%. Medvedev il rivale più tosto, ma ci sono quattro potenziali vincitori” Che Nadal sarà, quello che affronterà Berrettini per un posto in finale degli Australian Open? Probabilmente un po’ più leggero: “Ha perso quattro chili dopo la partita contro ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(2798) "

L’allenatore del maiorchino: “Non pensavo Rafa vincesse, è stato un miracolo. Contro Berrettini sarà al 100%. Medvedev il rivale più tosto, ma ci sono quattro potenziali vincitori”

Che Nadal sarà, quello che affronterà Berrettini per un posto in finale degli Australian Open? Probabilmente un po’ più leggero: “Ha perso quattro chili dopo la partita contro Shapovalov, era molto disidratato”. Parole di Carlos Moya: l’allenatore del maiorchino ha parlato ai microfoni di “El Partidazo de Cope” all’indomani del match dei quarti di finale, vinto dallo spagnolo al quinto set.

un miracolo

—  

“Non mi aspettavo che potesse vincere, è avvenuto un miracolo. Dalla fine del secondo set, Rafa ha avuto un crollo per un colpo di sole – ha detto Moya – . Era morto. Il giorno in più di riposo tornerà utile: siamo fiduciosi del fatto che per la semifinale potrà essere al 100%”. Berrettini è avvisato, dunque. Anche perché Rafa ora potrebbe trovare motivazioni extra, con l’obiettivo del 21° Slam poco distante: “Dentro al team non se ne parla – prosegue Moya –. Lui sogna questo traguardo, come tutti noi. Speriamo che se ne parli domenica, ma da quando siamo qua non ne abbiamo mai parlato”.

due mesi fa

—  

Un traguardo impensabile fino a qualche settimana fa: “A due mesi dall’inizio del torneo dubitavamo di poter esserci. Nemmeno nello scenario più ottimista potevamo immaginare Rafa in semifinale agli Australian Open. Non ce l’aspettavamo, ma Rafa… è Rafa. Torna sempre”. Ora testa a domani e alla sfida con Berrettini: “La pressione c’è, ma il modo migliore per affrontarla è non dandole importanza. Siamo concentrati solamente sulla semifinale. Lavoriamo giorno dopo giorno perché la sua carriera vada avanti il più possibile”. Chi è ora il favorito? “Ovviamente per me è sempre Rafa, ma tutti quelli che restano sono candidati. Forse Medvedev sarà il rivale più tosto, ma ci sono quattro potenziali vincitori”.

Guarda gli Australian Open su Discovery+. Attiva ora

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L’allenatore del maiorchino: “Non pensavo Rafa vincesse, è stato un miracolo. Contro Berrettini sarà al 100%. Medvedev il rivale più tosto, ma ci sono quattro potenziali vincitori”

Che Nadal sarà, quello che affronterà Berrettini per un posto in finale degli Australian Open? Probabilmente un po’ più leggero: “Ha perso quattro chili dopo la partita contro Shapovalov, era molto disidratato”. Parole di Carlos Moya: l’allenatore del maiorchino ha parlato ai microfoni di “El Partidazo de Cope” all’indomani del match dei quarti di finale, vinto dallo spagnolo al quinto set.

un miracolo

—  

“Non mi aspettavo che potesse vincere, è avvenuto un miracolo. Dalla fine del secondo set, Rafa ha avuto un crollo per un colpo di sole – ha detto Moya – . Era morto. Il giorno in più di riposo tornerà utile: siamo fiduciosi del fatto che per la semifinale potrà essere al 100%”. Berrettini è avvisato, dunque. Anche perché Rafa ora potrebbe trovare motivazioni extra, con l’obiettivo del 21° Slam poco distante: “Dentro al team non se ne parla – prosegue Moya –. Lui sogna questo traguardo, come tutti noi. Speriamo che se ne parli domenica, ma da quando siamo qua non ne abbiamo mai parlato”.

due mesi fa

—  

Un traguardo impensabile fino a qualche settimana fa: “A due mesi dall’inizio del torneo dubitavamo di poter esserci. Nemmeno nello scenario più ottimista potevamo immaginare Rafa in semifinale agli Australian Open. Non ce l’aspettavamo, ma Rafa… è Rafa. Torna sempre”. Ora testa a domani e alla sfida con Berrettini: “La pressione c’è, ma il modo migliore per affrontarla è non dandole importanza. Siamo concentrati solamente sulla semifinale. Lavoriamo giorno dopo giorno perché la sua carriera vada avanti il più possibile”. Chi è ora il favorito? “Ovviamente per me è sempre Rafa, ma tutti quelli che restano sono candidati. Forse Medvedev sarà il rivale più tosto, ma ci sono quattro potenziali vincitori”.

Guarda gli Australian Open su Discovery+. Attiva ora

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1643295872) } [6]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(78) "Space logistics company D-Orbit to go public in SPAC deal with Breeze Holdings" ["link"]=> string(109) "https://bbc-edition.com/space/space-logistics-company-d-orbit-to-go-public-in-spac-deal-with-breeze-holdings/" ["comments"]=> string(117) "https://bbc-edition.com/space/space-logistics-company-d-orbit-to-go-public-in-spac-deal-with-breeze-holdings/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(10) "Susan Hall" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 27 Jan 2022 14:40:34 +0000" ["category"]=> string(60) "SpaceBreezecompanydealDOrbitHoldingslogisticspublicSPACspace" ["guid"]=> string(109) "https://bbc-edition.com/space/space-logistics-company-d-orbit-to-go-public-in-spac-deal-with-breeze-holdings/" ["description"]=> string(671) "Alexyz3d/iStock via Getty Images Space logistics company D-Orbit agreed to a deal to be taken public by SPAC Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. 09.30 NASDAQ: NO in a deal that values the combined company at $1.28B. The deal is expected to deliver up to $185M in cash a closing, including a $29M binding convertible debt financing ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(3038) "

Alexyz3d/iStock via Getty Images

Space logistics company D-Orbit agreed to a deal to be taken public by SPAC Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. 09.30 NASDAQ: NO in a deal that values the combined company at $1.28B.

The deal is expected to deliver up to $185M in cash a closing, including a $29M binding convertible debt financing from ATW Partners, according to a statement. In connection with the deal, Breeze and D-Orbit are partnering with The Charles F. Bolden Group, a consortium of leaders with space and aerospace experience.

Italy-based D-Orbit will join related companies such as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit Holdings (NASDAQ:VORB), which went public late last month through a SPAC deal and also space companies including Astra Space (NASDAQ:ASTR), which went public through a SPAC deal last year, Rocket Lab (NASDAQ:RKLB), which also went public through a SPAC last year, Spire Global (NYSE:SPIR), Redwire Corp. (NYSE:RDW), Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTS) and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin (BORGN), which is private.

To-date, D-Obit has launched six missions, including four using its ION Satellite Carrier over the last 15 months.

D-Orbit is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “DOBT” and the transaction is expected to close in Q2 or Q3. D-Orbit has two additional missions planned in the first half of this year.

D-Orbit’s has a mission backlog of $21.5M, $167M of contracts in negotiation and a $1.2B pipeline. D-Orbit generated revenue of about $3.4M in 2021 and expects to be free cash flow profitable and expects revenue of about $453M in 2024.

JPMorgan is acting as financial advisor to D-Orbit. K&L Gates is acting as legal advisor to D-Orbit in the U.S. and Italy, and Arendt & Medernach SA is acting as legal advisor to Holdco in Luxembourg. I-Bankers Securities is acting as financial advisor to Breeze Holdings and acted as lead placement agent on the PIPE.

Recall November 2020, Energy focused SPAC Breeze Holdings Acquisition prices $100M IPO.

" } ["wfw"]=> array(1) { ["commentrss"]=> string(114) "https://bbc-edition.com/space/space-logistics-company-d-orbit-to-go-public-in-spac-deal-with-breeze-holdings/feed/" } ["slash"]=> array(1) { ["comments"]=> string(1) "0" } ["summary"]=> string(671) "Alexyz3d/iStock via Getty Images Space logistics company D-Orbit agreed to a deal to be taken public by SPAC Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. 09.30 NASDAQ: NO in a deal that values the combined company at $1.28B. The deal is expected to deliver up to $185M in cash a closing, including a $29M binding convertible debt financing ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(3038) "

Alexyz3d/iStock via Getty Images

Space logistics company D-Orbit agreed to a deal to be taken public by SPAC Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. 09.30 NASDAQ: NO in a deal that values the combined company at $1.28B.

The deal is expected to deliver up to $185M in cash a closing, including a $29M binding convertible debt financing from ATW Partners, according to a statement. In connection with the deal, Breeze and D-Orbit are partnering with The Charles F. Bolden Group, a consortium of leaders with space and aerospace experience.

Italy-based D-Orbit will join related companies such as Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit Holdings (NASDAQ:VORB), which went public late last month through a SPAC deal and also space companies including Astra Space (NASDAQ:ASTR), which went public through a SPAC deal last year, Rocket Lab (NASDAQ:RKLB), which also went public through a SPAC last year, Spire Global (NYSE:SPIR), Redwire Corp. (NYSE:RDW), Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ:MNTS) and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin (BORGN), which is private.

To-date, D-Obit has launched six missions, including four using its ION Satellite Carrier over the last 15 months.

D-Orbit is expected to be listed on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “DOBT” and the transaction is expected to close in Q2 or Q3. D-Orbit has two additional missions planned in the first half of this year.

D-Orbit’s has a mission backlog of $21.5M, $167M of contracts in negotiation and a $1.2B pipeline. D-Orbit generated revenue of about $3.4M in 2021 and expects to be free cash flow profitable and expects revenue of about $453M in 2024.

JPMorgan is acting as financial advisor to D-Orbit. K&L Gates is acting as legal advisor to D-Orbit in the U.S. and Italy, and Arendt & Medernach SA is acting as legal advisor to Holdco in Luxembourg. I-Bankers Securities is acting as financial advisor to Breeze Holdings and acted as lead placement agent on the PIPE.

Recall November 2020, Energy focused SPAC Breeze Holdings Acquisition prices $100M IPO.

" ["date_timestamp"]=> int(1643294434) } [7]=> array(14) { ["title"]=> string(48) "With An Assisting Campazzo, Denver Beat The Nets" ["link"]=> string(81) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/with-an-assisting-campazzo-denver-beat-the-nets/" ["comments"]=> string(89) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/with-an-assisting-campazzo-denver-beat-the-nets/#respond" ["dc"]=> array(1) { ["creator"]=> string(15) "Pauline Potteer" } ["pubdate"]=> string(31) "Thu, 27 Jan 2022 13:48:31 +0000" ["category"]=> string(39) "SportingassistingBeatCampazzoDenverNets" ["guid"]=> string(81) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/with-an-assisting-campazzo-denver-beat-the-nets/" ["description"]=> string(556) "The tough string of six away games started in the best way for Denver. is that later of last Tuesday’s victory against Detroit, those led by Michael Malone They celebrated again as a visitor, this time at the Barclays Center and before a Brooklyn Nets that, despite the fact that he did not have his ... Read more" ["content"]=> array(1) { ["encoded"]=> string(4239) "

The tough string of six away games started in the best way for Denver. is that later of last Tuesday’s victory against Detroit, those led by Michael Malone They celebrated again as a visitor, this time at the Barclays Center and before a Brooklyn Nets that, despite the fact that he did not have his main figures, he did not make it easy for him at all. Finally, in a very hard-fought game for the Nuggets, It was a 124-118 victory.

To the well-known casualties of Kevin Durant Y Kyrie Irving, also added that of James Harden, who could not be due to muscle discomfort in the left hamstring. However, the place became strong thanks to Cam Thomas, who had no problems assuming the leading role in the absence of the main stars and added 25 points with 8-14 shooting from the field. In addition, they accompanied Patty Mills, with 21 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge, with 18 and 8 rebounds.

Although the Nuggets started better, with a partial 15-4 in the first minutes, Brooklyn reacted and sealed a 24-14 to finally go into the first break one down. In the second quarter, with Denver’s second unit on the field, including Facundo Campazzo, saw the best best of the Nets, who went ahead and got a maximum of 11 to close the first half 65-54.

In this passage, Facu, more than ever in his role as point guard and game dealer, he added 2 points and 5 assists, and collaborated so that the team was not further relegated on the scoreboard.

The defensive problems shown by Denver in the second quarter, were left behind in the third. Y, building the game from a good defense, in which an active Campazzo also collaborated, added to a more than effective passage of Austin Rivers, the visit got a 42-26 to turn the actions.

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From there, with a Rivers who kept his hand warm and with the contribution of the always unstoppable Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets were able to manage the difference and they finally added their 26th win of the season. Jokic, with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists was the figure of the night at the Barclays Center.

What’s more, Rivers closed his performance with 25 points (7 of 10 in triples). On Facu’s side, he contributed 2 points, 6 assists and a steal, in 20m03. With the win, Denver trails a 26-21 record and remains sixth in the Western Conference. phoenix suns is the leader, with 38 wins and only 9 losses.

On the East side, the Nets, who added their third loss in a row, are fourth with a record of 29-19. While in the first place is located Miami Heat, that won 31 games and lost 17.

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Relief for Campazzo: he converted again and Denver triumphed over Detroit

How is Facu’s agenda

1/28vs. New Orleans Pelicans (22 hours)

30/1 vs. Milwaukee Bucks (21)

1/2 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22)

​3/2 vs. Utah Jazz

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" } ["wfw"]=> array(1) { ["commentrss"]=> string(86) "https://bbc-edition.com/sporting/with-an-assisting-campazzo-denver-beat-the-nets/feed/" } ["slash"]=> array(1) { ["comments"]=> string(1) "0" } ["summary"]=> string(556) "The tough string of six away games started in the best way for Denver. is that later of last Tuesday’s victory against Detroit, those led by Michael Malone They celebrated again as a visitor, this time at the Barclays Center and before a Brooklyn Nets that, despite the fact that he did not have his ... Read more" ["atom_content"]=> string(4239) "

The tough string of six away games started in the best way for Denver. is that later of last Tuesday’s victory against Detroit, those led by Michael Malone They celebrated again as a visitor, this time at the Barclays Center and before a Brooklyn Nets that, despite the fact that he did not have his main figures, he did not make it easy for him at all. Finally, in a very hard-fought game for the Nuggets, It was a 124-118 victory.

To the well-known casualties of Kevin Durant Y Kyrie Irving, also added that of James Harden, who could not be due to muscle discomfort in the left hamstring. However, the place became strong thanks to Cam Thomas, who had no problems assuming the leading role in the absence of the main stars and added 25 points with 8-14 shooting from the field. In addition, they accompanied Patty Mills, with 21 points, and LaMarcus Aldridge, with 18 and 8 rebounds.

Although the Nuggets started better, with a partial 15-4 in the first minutes, Brooklyn reacted and sealed a 24-14 to finally go into the first break one down. In the second quarter, with Denver’s second unit on the field, including Facundo Campazzo, saw the best best of the Nets, who went ahead and got a maximum of 11 to close the first half 65-54.

In this passage, Facu, more than ever in his role as point guard and game dealer, he added 2 points and 5 assists, and collaborated so that the team was not further relegated on the scoreboard.

The defensive problems shown by Denver in the second quarter, were left behind in the third. Y, building the game from a good defense, in which an active Campazzo also collaborated, added to a more than effective passage of Austin Rivers, the visit got a 42-26 to turn the actions.

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From there, with a Rivers who kept his hand warm and with the contribution of the always unstoppable Nikola Jokic, the Nuggets were able to manage the difference and they finally added their 26th win of the season. Jokic, with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 8 assists was the figure of the night at the Barclays Center.

What’s more, Rivers closed his performance with 25 points (7 of 10 in triples). On Facu’s side, he contributed 2 points, 6 assists and a steal, in 20m03. With the win, Denver trails a 26-21 record and remains sixth in the Western Conference. phoenix suns is the leader, with 38 wins and only 9 losses.

On the East side, the Nets, who added their third loss in a row, are fourth with a record of 29-19. While in the first place is located Miami Heat, that won 31 games and lost 17.

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1/28vs. New Orleans Pelicans (22 hours)

30/1 vs. Milwaukee Bucks (21)

1/2 vs. Minnesota Timberwolves (22)

​3/2 vs. Utah Jazz

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To continue SpaceX’s seemingly preferred pace of activity in 2022, several of the company’s Navy ships have been deployed to support two Falcon 9 launches scheduled later this week.

A fourth ship is likely to depart for a third Pacific launch later this week or early next week, a fifth ship will depart on another disguise recovery mission near the Bahamas, and a sixth SpaceX ship is sailing after salvage back to Florida’s east coast Dragon probe from the Gulf of Mexico. Had all three Falcon 9 launches scheduled for next week required a drone ship for booster recovery, almost all of SpaceX’s navy – eight out of nine SpaceX leased/owned vessels and up to two tugboats – would have been at sea at the same time Ce- Weekend.

Instead, the rare back-to-back alignment of two commercial missions, allowing SpaceX to perform Falcon 9 RTLS booster landings, requires the deployment of only one drone ship and up to six total ships over the next few days.

Four or five of the six SpaceX ships pictured here are expected to be at sea this weekend for various rocket recovery missions. (Richard Winkel)

These approximately seven ships will simultaneously support four different salvage missions. GO Searcher recovered a SpaceX Cargo Dragon from the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 24 and is en route back to Port Canaveral to drop the spacecraft for cargo removal, inspection and refurbishment. The seeker should arrive around Saturday or Sunday. On Jan 25, the SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas departed Port Canaveral behind the tugboat Zion M Falgout and headed approximately 650 kilometers (~400 miles) southeast to recover a Falcon 9 booster carrying the Starlink 4- 7 is scheduled to launch as early as 3:00 p.m. EST (20:00 UTC) Saturday, January 29. Zion will likely serve as a support ship for SpaceX’s recovery crew.

two hours later, the support ship Bob left the same port, but was heading more or less due south, where it will carry the Falcon 9 payload fairing halves north of Cuba following the rocket’s scheduled launch at 18:11 EST (23:11 UTC) on Thursday, April 27 January, the Italian earth observation satellite CSG-2. Identical sister ship Doug will likely depart Port Canaveral on January 26th or 27th to recover the Starlink 4-7 fairing.

On the West Coast, the SpaceX ship NRC Quest or GO Quest is expected to depart Long Beach Harbor on January 30 or 31 to recover a third payload fairing after Falcon 9 captured the National NROL-87 spy satellite on February 2 Reconnaissance Office launched. . After launch of NROL-87, the Falcon 9 first stage rockets back to Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) and lands on SpaceX’s Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4).

Meanwhile, SpaceX has up to four other Starlink missions — three from Florida and one from California — potentially scheduled for launch in February 2022.

SpaceX’s Navy deploys Starlink for Italian radar satellite launches back-to-back

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To continue SpaceX’s seemingly preferred pace of activity in 2022, several of the company’s Navy ships have been deployed to support two Falcon 9 launches scheduled later this week.

A fourth ship is likely to depart for a third Pacific launch later this week or early next week, a fifth ship will depart on another disguise recovery mission near the Bahamas, and a sixth SpaceX ship is sailing after salvage back to Florida’s east coast Dragon probe from the Gulf of Mexico. Had all three Falcon 9 launches scheduled for next week required a drone ship for booster recovery, almost all of SpaceX’s navy – eight out of nine SpaceX leased/owned vessels and up to two tugboats – would have been at sea at the same time Ce- Weekend.

Instead, the rare back-to-back alignment of two commercial missions, allowing SpaceX to perform Falcon 9 RTLS booster landings, requires the deployment of only one drone ship and up to six total ships over the next few days.

Four or five of the six SpaceX ships pictured here are expected to be at sea this weekend for various rocket recovery missions. (Richard Winkel)

These approximately seven ships will simultaneously support four different salvage missions. GO Searcher recovered a SpaceX Cargo Dragon from the Gulf of Mexico on Jan. 24 and is en route back to Port Canaveral to drop the spacecraft for cargo removal, inspection and refurbishment. The seeker should arrive around Saturday or Sunday. On Jan 25, the SpaceX drone ship A Shortfall of Gravitas departed Port Canaveral behind the tugboat Zion M Falgout and headed approximately 650 kilometers (~400 miles) southeast to recover a Falcon 9 booster carrying the Starlink 4- 7 is scheduled to launch as early as 3:00 p.m. EST (20:00 UTC) Saturday, January 29. Zion will likely serve as a support ship for SpaceX’s recovery crew.

two hours later, the support ship Bob left the same port, but was heading more or less due south, where it will carry the Falcon 9 payload fairing halves north of Cuba following the rocket’s scheduled launch at 18:11 EST (23:11 UTC) on Thursday, April 27 January, the Italian earth observation satellite CSG-2. Identical sister ship Doug will likely depart Port Canaveral on January 26th or 27th to recover the Starlink 4-7 fairing.

On the West Coast, the SpaceX ship NRC Quest or GO Quest is expected to depart Long Beach Harbor on January 30 or 31 to recover a third payload fairing after Falcon 9 captured the National NROL-87 spy satellite on February 2 Reconnaissance Office launched. . After launch of NROL-87, the Falcon 9 first stage rockets back to Vandenberg Space Force Base (VSFB) and lands on SpaceX’s Landing Zone 4 (LZ-4).

Meanwhile, SpaceX has up to four other Starlink missions — three from Florida and one from California — potentially scheduled for launch in February 2022.

SpaceX’s Navy deploys Starlink for Italian radar satellite launches back-to-back

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Uncharted 4 e L’Eredità Perduta portano Nathan Drake e soci per la prima volta su PlayStation 5. L’upgrade sblocca i 60fps (e oltre), ma c’è di più?

Uncharted: Raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri porta per la prima volta Nathan Drake e il franchise di Uncharted su PS5, con una versione aggiornata del quarto capitolo numerato, Fine di un Ladro, e dello spin-off/seguito diretto L’Eredità Perduta. Non si può parlare di vero e proprio remaster, quanto di un aggiornamento generazionale che non aggiunge contenuti ma ritocca il comparto grafico e il parco funzionalità di due dei migliori giochi PS4.

Uncharted, tra film e PS5 —

Al di là delle descrizioni ufficiali, la raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri è una comprensibile operazione commerciale, vista l’imminente uscita del film di Uncharted con Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg e Antonio Banderas nelle sale. Il pacchetto contiene non a caso un biglietto del cinema per assistere alla proiezione della pellicola, sebbene il ticket fornito possa essere usato solo nella catena Stardust e vada dunque verificata la disponibilità di questo circuito nei propri dintorni.

Potrebbe sembrare curioso, e in buona parte lo è, che ad accompagnare un film delle origini di Nathan Drake quale sarà quello con lo Spider-Man dell’MCU sia l’ultimo gioco con protagonista il buon Nate prossimo al “pensionamento”. Tuttavia, va notato che in Fine di un Ladro compaiono diverse sequenze di flashback con il personaggio da giovane e queste, per la prima volta nella serie giocata come nell’imminente lungometraggio, sono un’occasione per approfondire la crescita di una delle icone PlayStation più amate.

A metà del guado —

Sia Uncharted 4: Fine di un Ladro che L’Eredità Perduta sono arrivati a metà di una transizione del modello delle esclusive PlayStation, intente ad “aprirsi” in piccoli e raccolti open world (se ne è parlato nella recensione di God of War PC) e ad abbandonare la tradizionale dimensione lineare che le aveva accompagnate fino ad allora.

Entrambi i titoli, firmati da quella Naughty Dog che li ha usati per spiccare il volo nell’Olimpo dei migliori sviluppatori di videogiochi, riescono nell’intento di alternare aree più aperte ai momenti da blockbuster che hanno sempre contraddistinto il DNA della serie: sequenze di inseguimento al cardiopalma, pericolose e coinvolgenti arrampicati in scenari da sogno, filmati dalla regia cinematografica e dalla qualità fotorealistica.

Il rampino e il Madagascar —

Rigiocando Uncharted 4, qui spuntato della componente multiplayer, si nota ancora di più la qualità di un’aggiunta come il rampino. Trattandosi di uno strumento ormai standard nell’inventario dei protagonisti di titoli action adventure, qui il rampino viene utilizzato non solo per sveltire l’esplorazione ma anche per donarle un tocco di imprevedibilità (quando, ad esempio, si gira l’angolo su uno strapiombo) e per risolvere enigmi. Insomma, quella che poteva sembrare una banale integrazione d’ufficio è in realtà un tocco di classe che arricchisce davvero il gioco.

Ovviamente, è il livello ambientato in Madagascar ad essere rimasto nella storia del gaming e ad aver segnato in maniera profonda il modus operandi futuro di Naughty Dog e di tutti gli altri team della famiglia PlayStation Studios: è un sandbox di piccole-medie dimensioni, simile alla Midgard di God of War, in cui scegliere se prendere la strada che porterà avanti la storia o fermarsi a girare per trovare tesori e piccoli enigmi da risolvere.

Uncharted 4 ancora il top? —

Se oggi qualcosa del genere viene dato per scontato, nel 2016 era praticamente la prima volta in cui un titolo della scuderia Sony applicava concetti di design simili, e le reazioni sorprese del pubblico e della critica (oltre che la bontà di quel mini open-world) indicarono che la mossa della software house californiana fu azzeccata. Tant’è vero che L’Eredità Perduta è praticamente una costola di questo livello, e l’elogiatissimo The Last of Us Parte II è un’evoluzione più grande e più rifinita di tali precetti.

Sei anni sono un’era geologica nei videogiochi e, per quanto l’esperienza fornita da entrambi i capitoli della Raccolta sia tuttora fresca, appassionante e divertente, non mancherete di notare almeno due dettagli. Al primo impatto, le movenze dei protagonisti sembrano un po’ troppo “pesanti”, sia nella scalata che nei cambi di direzione, eredità probabilmente del fatto che i giochi in origine fossero stati pensati per i 30fps. Inoltre, appare evidente – con qualche bug qui e lì, e con un approfondimento di stage più ariosi come quello del Madagascar – che la coppia di Uncharted non sia stata che la versione prototipale del futuro di Naughty Dog, per cui (nonostante gli standard elevatissimi) non è il caso di ricercarvi lo stesso livello di “perfezione”.

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Un futuro in cui non si sa ancora se troverà spazio la saga, e in quali forme. L’Eredità Perduta sembrava aver fornito un assist importante per il prosieguo della serie post-Drake, con due protagoniste carismatiche e un layout ormai consolidato (l’ambientazione esotica esplorabile più o meno liberamente, gli enigmi…) su cui poggiarsi abbastanza serenamente. Tuttavia, pare che l’assist non sia stato raccolto, e che 1) Naughty Dog voglia concentrarsi di più su The Last of Us; 2) se mai si dovesse fare un altro capitolo, com’è stato con Halo e Master Chief, il binomio tra Uncharted e Nathan Drake, complice la consacrazione al cinema, sembra difficilmente scindibile.

L’upgrade per PS5 —

Come detto, Uncharted: Raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri non è un remaster in senso stretto, ma un più semplice upgrade generazionale che consente ai due titoli inclusi di sfruttare le potenzialità tecniche innovative di PS5 (più avanti quest’anno arriverà anche su PC, per la prima volta nella storia del franchise).

Del resto, è palese fin dal primo istante che la grafica sia di Fine di un Ladro che de L’Eredità Perduta non ha bisogno di rimasterizzazioni di sorta, essendo in grado di fornire un impatto estetico da urlo il più delle volte quando si parla di scenari, giochi di luce, qualità dei modelli dei protagonisti e delle loro animazioni. Il fatto che Naughty Dog abbia raggiunto un livello simile, che prevalentemente non mostra i segni dell’età e anzi è ancora all’avanguardia, su una PlayStation 4 non fa che aumentare l’attesa per la sua prima esclusiva next-gen.

Uncharted a 60fps —

In questo pacchetto, che mette a disposizione tre configurazioni tecniche diverse, a 30fps la risoluzione in 4K è nativa e non più “upscalata” come avveniva su PS4 Pro. Ma, soprattutto, vengono introdotti i 60fps (con la risoluzione che scende a 1440p senza una perdita di definizione visibile ad occhio nudo), che rappresentano – in una serie che scommette sulla sinuosità dei movimenti e sulla velocità dell’azione – una conditio sine qua non per i futuri capitoli.

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Non c’è dubbio che sia così che Uncharted 4 e il suo seguito/spin-off vadano goduti, soprattutto se si considera la perdita di qualità davvero minima rispetto alla versione più “cinematografica” del gioco. Ed è stato fatto un buon lavoro nello sbloccare il frame rate non soltanto nel gameplay ma pure nei filmati, che così assumono una naturalezza senza precedenti in un prodotto di Neil Druckmann e soci. Una terza modalità sblocca il frame rate fino a 120fps, optando per i 1080p, ma attenzione: diversamente da Xbox Series X|S, che supporta i 1080p120, su PS5 avrete bisogno di un televisore munito di HDMI 2.1 per sfruttare la fluidità aggiuntiva.

Caricamenti e DualSense —

Un’altra novità di non poco conto è l’introduzione di caricamenti velocissimi (o, per meglio dire, la loro quasi totale rimozione) grazie all’SSD di PlayStation 5. L’ingresso in gioco dal menu principale, che sia per una nuova partita o caricando un salvataggio, richiede pochi istanti adesso, e questo va di pari passo con le transizioni tra cutscene e giocato che già ai tempi avevano lasciato senza fiato. Similmente, vi sorprenderà il nuovo audio 3D – sia con le cuffie Pulse di Sony, sia su TV – che, specie all’inizio del gioco, spinge a voltarsi stupiti della presenza di un personaggio in una certa posizione, dando a tutto il pacchetto sonoro, dai dialoghi agli spari, una sensazione di spazialità inedita. In questo senso, l’hardware della nuova console permette davvero alle produzioni dello studio californiano di esprimere il loro massimo potenziale.

Infine, il supporto al controller DualSense: il feedback aptico (la vibrazione di nuova generazione della casa giapponese) non fornisce un cambiamento memorabile rispetto all’originale, mentre i grilletti adattivi sono qualcosa con cui misurarsi di continuo. Adesso ogni proiettile esploso ha il suo peso, con il destro che opporrà resistenza allo sparo e il sinistro quando si tenta di prendere la mira, e – come in Deathloop – è sempre divertente notare come il trigger si inceppi una volta terminate le munizioni. È una delle innovazioni più affascinanti di PS5 ma anche una molto discussa poiché, a lungo andare, stancante: Uncharted non spinge a disattivarla, grazie alle sue frequenti pause dalle sparatorie, ma è un fattore che spesso incide ancor di più sul sistema di puntamento, uno dei punti deboli storici della saga.

In conclusione —

In sintesi, La Raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri fa qualcosa che altri, anche internamente agli studi Sony, hanno già fatto senza alcun costo: un discreto upgrade generazionale e a livello di funzionalità per PS5. Per quanto sia apprezzabile che i possessori dei giochi originali debbano spendere “solo” 10 euro per l’aggiornamento, questo è comunque un costo che su altre piattaforme e per altri titoli persino della medesima famiglia PlayStation (The Last of Us Parte II, per restare in seno a Naughty Dog) – ritoccati in maniera non identica ma assimilabile – non è stato richiesto. Inoltre, va sottolineato come dall’upgrade siano esclusi i giocatori con una PS5 Digital e soprattutto quanti abbiano ottenuto Uncharted 4 tramite PlayStation Plus, in una riproposizione dei casi che avevano fatto discutere (come lo farà la rimozione degli originali da PlayStation Store) tra gli abbonati nei mesi scorsi.

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Mentre il pacchetto è consigliato a chi non abbia giocato Uncharted 4: Fine di un Ladro e L’Eredità Perduta, perché si tratta di due giochi eccellenti che ancora oggi fanno la loro splendida figura sia ludicamente che tecnicamente, è un peccato che sia stato posto un paywall – che suggerirà a tanti di lasciar perdere e aspettare le tante nuove uscite del 2022 – su un upgrade trasformativo come quello dei 60fps.

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Uncharted 4 e L’Eredità Perduta portano Nathan Drake e soci per la prima volta su PlayStation 5. L’upgrade sblocca i 60fps (e oltre), ma c’è di più?

Uncharted: Raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri porta per la prima volta Nathan Drake e il franchise di Uncharted su PS5, con una versione aggiornata del quarto capitolo numerato, Fine di un Ladro, e dello spin-off/seguito diretto L’Eredità Perduta. Non si può parlare di vero e proprio remaster, quanto di un aggiornamento generazionale che non aggiunge contenuti ma ritocca il comparto grafico e il parco funzionalità di due dei migliori giochi PS4.

Uncharted, tra film e PS5 —

Al di là delle descrizioni ufficiali, la raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri è una comprensibile operazione commerciale, vista l’imminente uscita del film di Uncharted con Tom Holland, Mark Wahlberg e Antonio Banderas nelle sale. Il pacchetto contiene non a caso un biglietto del cinema per assistere alla proiezione della pellicola, sebbene il ticket fornito possa essere usato solo nella catena Stardust e vada dunque verificata la disponibilità di questo circuito nei propri dintorni.

Potrebbe sembrare curioso, e in buona parte lo è, che ad accompagnare un film delle origini di Nathan Drake quale sarà quello con lo Spider-Man dell’MCU sia l’ultimo gioco con protagonista il buon Nate prossimo al “pensionamento”. Tuttavia, va notato che in Fine di un Ladro compaiono diverse sequenze di flashback con il personaggio da giovane e queste, per la prima volta nella serie giocata come nell’imminente lungometraggio, sono un’occasione per approfondire la crescita di una delle icone PlayStation più amate.

A metà del guado —

Sia Uncharted 4: Fine di un Ladro che L’Eredità Perduta sono arrivati a metà di una transizione del modello delle esclusive PlayStation, intente ad “aprirsi” in piccoli e raccolti open world (se ne è parlato nella recensione di God of War PC) e ad abbandonare la tradizionale dimensione lineare che le aveva accompagnate fino ad allora.

Entrambi i titoli, firmati da quella Naughty Dog che li ha usati per spiccare il volo nell’Olimpo dei migliori sviluppatori di videogiochi, riescono nell’intento di alternare aree più aperte ai momenti da blockbuster che hanno sempre contraddistinto il DNA della serie: sequenze di inseguimento al cardiopalma, pericolose e coinvolgenti arrampicati in scenari da sogno, filmati dalla regia cinematografica e dalla qualità fotorealistica.

Il rampino e il Madagascar —

Rigiocando Uncharted 4, qui spuntato della componente multiplayer, si nota ancora di più la qualità di un’aggiunta come il rampino. Trattandosi di uno strumento ormai standard nell’inventario dei protagonisti di titoli action adventure, qui il rampino viene utilizzato non solo per sveltire l’esplorazione ma anche per donarle un tocco di imprevedibilità (quando, ad esempio, si gira l’angolo su uno strapiombo) e per risolvere enigmi. Insomma, quella che poteva sembrare una banale integrazione d’ufficio è in realtà un tocco di classe che arricchisce davvero il gioco.

Ovviamente, è il livello ambientato in Madagascar ad essere rimasto nella storia del gaming e ad aver segnato in maniera profonda il modus operandi futuro di Naughty Dog e di tutti gli altri team della famiglia PlayStation Studios: è un sandbox di piccole-medie dimensioni, simile alla Midgard di God of War, in cui scegliere se prendere la strada che porterà avanti la storia o fermarsi a girare per trovare tesori e piccoli enigmi da risolvere.

Uncharted 4 ancora il top? —

Se oggi qualcosa del genere viene dato per scontato, nel 2016 era praticamente la prima volta in cui un titolo della scuderia Sony applicava concetti di design simili, e le reazioni sorprese del pubblico e della critica (oltre che la bontà di quel mini open-world) indicarono che la mossa della software house californiana fu azzeccata. Tant’è vero che L’Eredità Perduta è praticamente una costola di questo livello, e l’elogiatissimo The Last of Us Parte II è un’evoluzione più grande e più rifinita di tali precetti.

Sei anni sono un’era geologica nei videogiochi e, per quanto l’esperienza fornita da entrambi i capitoli della Raccolta sia tuttora fresca, appassionante e divertente, non mancherete di notare almeno due dettagli. Al primo impatto, le movenze dei protagonisti sembrano un po’ troppo “pesanti”, sia nella scalata che nei cambi di direzione, eredità probabilmente del fatto che i giochi in origine fossero stati pensati per i 30fps. Inoltre, appare evidente – con qualche bug qui e lì, e con un approfondimento di stage più ariosi come quello del Madagascar – che la coppia di Uncharted non sia stata che la versione prototipale del futuro di Naughty Dog, per cui (nonostante gli standard elevatissimi) non è il caso di ricercarvi lo stesso livello di “perfezione”.

uncharted

Un futuro in cui non si sa ancora se troverà spazio la saga, e in quali forme. L’Eredità Perduta sembrava aver fornito un assist importante per il prosieguo della serie post-Drake, con due protagoniste carismatiche e un layout ormai consolidato (l’ambientazione esotica esplorabile più o meno liberamente, gli enigmi…) su cui poggiarsi abbastanza serenamente. Tuttavia, pare che l’assist non sia stato raccolto, e che 1) Naughty Dog voglia concentrarsi di più su The Last of Us; 2) se mai si dovesse fare un altro capitolo, com’è stato con Halo e Master Chief, il binomio tra Uncharted e Nathan Drake, complice la consacrazione al cinema, sembra difficilmente scindibile.

L’upgrade per PS5 —

Come detto, Uncharted: Raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri non è un remaster in senso stretto, ma un più semplice upgrade generazionale che consente ai due titoli inclusi di sfruttare le potenzialità tecniche innovative di PS5 (più avanti quest’anno arriverà anche su PC, per la prima volta nella storia del franchise).

Del resto, è palese fin dal primo istante che la grafica sia di Fine di un Ladro che de L’Eredità Perduta non ha bisogno di rimasterizzazioni di sorta, essendo in grado di fornire un impatto estetico da urlo il più delle volte quando si parla di scenari, giochi di luce, qualità dei modelli dei protagonisti e delle loro animazioni. Il fatto che Naughty Dog abbia raggiunto un livello simile, che prevalentemente non mostra i segni dell’età e anzi è ancora all’avanguardia, su una PlayStation 4 non fa che aumentare l’attesa per la sua prima esclusiva next-gen.

Uncharted a 60fps —

In questo pacchetto, che mette a disposizione tre configurazioni tecniche diverse, a 30fps la risoluzione in 4K è nativa e non più “upscalata” come avveniva su PS4 Pro. Ma, soprattutto, vengono introdotti i 60fps (con la risoluzione che scende a 1440p senza una perdita di definizione visibile ad occhio nudo), che rappresentano – in una serie che scommette sulla sinuosità dei movimenti e sulla velocità dell’azione – una conditio sine qua non per i futuri capitoli.

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Non c’è dubbio che sia così che Uncharted 4 e il suo seguito/spin-off vadano goduti, soprattutto se si considera la perdita di qualità davvero minima rispetto alla versione più “cinematografica” del gioco. Ed è stato fatto un buon lavoro nello sbloccare il frame rate non soltanto nel gameplay ma pure nei filmati, che così assumono una naturalezza senza precedenti in un prodotto di Neil Druckmann e soci. Una terza modalità sblocca il frame rate fino a 120fps, optando per i 1080p, ma attenzione: diversamente da Xbox Series X|S, che supporta i 1080p120, su PS5 avrete bisogno di un televisore munito di HDMI 2.1 per sfruttare la fluidità aggiuntiva.

Caricamenti e DualSense —

Un’altra novità di non poco conto è l’introduzione di caricamenti velocissimi (o, per meglio dire, la loro quasi totale rimozione) grazie all’SSD di PlayStation 5. L’ingresso in gioco dal menu principale, che sia per una nuova partita o caricando un salvataggio, richiede pochi istanti adesso, e questo va di pari passo con le transizioni tra cutscene e giocato che già ai tempi avevano lasciato senza fiato. Similmente, vi sorprenderà il nuovo audio 3D – sia con le cuffie Pulse di Sony, sia su TV – che, specie all’inizio del gioco, spinge a voltarsi stupiti della presenza di un personaggio in una certa posizione, dando a tutto il pacchetto sonoro, dai dialoghi agli spari, una sensazione di spazialità inedita. In questo senso, l’hardware della nuova console permette davvero alle produzioni dello studio californiano di esprimere il loro massimo potenziale.

Infine, il supporto al controller DualSense: il feedback aptico (la vibrazione di nuova generazione della casa giapponese) non fornisce un cambiamento memorabile rispetto all’originale, mentre i grilletti adattivi sono qualcosa con cui misurarsi di continuo. Adesso ogni proiettile esploso ha il suo peso, con il destro che opporrà resistenza allo sparo e il sinistro quando si tenta di prendere la mira, e – come in Deathloop – è sempre divertente notare come il trigger si inceppi una volta terminate le munizioni. È una delle innovazioni più affascinanti di PS5 ma anche una molto discussa poiché, a lungo andare, stancante: Uncharted non spinge a disattivarla, grazie alle sue frequenti pause dalle sparatorie, ma è un fattore che spesso incide ancor di più sul sistema di puntamento, uno dei punti deboli storici della saga.

In conclusione —

In sintesi, La Raccolta L’Eredità dei Ladri fa qualcosa che altri, anche internamente agli studi Sony, hanno già fatto senza alcun costo: un discreto upgrade generazionale e a livello di funzionalità per PS5. Per quanto sia apprezzabile che i possessori dei giochi originali debbano spendere “solo” 10 euro per l’aggiornamento, questo è comunque un costo che su altre piattaforme e per altri titoli persino della medesima famiglia PlayStation (The Last of Us Parte II, per restare in seno a Naughty Dog) – ritoccati in maniera non identica ma assimilabile – non è stato richiesto. Inoltre, va sottolineato come dall’upgrade siano esclusi i giocatori con una PS5 Digital e soprattutto quanti abbiano ottenuto Uncharted 4 tramite PlayStation Plus, in una riproposizione dei casi che avevano fatto discutere (come lo farà la rimozione degli originali da PlayStation Store) tra gli abbonati nei mesi scorsi.

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Mentre il pacchetto è consigliato a chi non abbia giocato Uncharted 4: Fine di un Ladro e L’Eredità Perduta, perché si tratta di due giochi eccellenti che ancora oggi fanno la loro splendida figura sia ludicamente che tecnicamente, è un peccato che sia stato posto un paywall – che suggerirà a tanti di lasciar perdere e aspettare le tante nuove uscite del 2022 – su un upgrade trasformativo come quello dei 60fps.

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