Paolo Barilla: from the inglorious rent-driver to the role of the main defender of pasta around the world.

The other day — on April 20 — Italian businessman Paolo Barilla celebrated his own 60th birthday. But now the Italian together with his brothers runs a famous company, and many years ago Paolo did not seek to become a family businessman and at the same time tried himself long and hard in motorsport. Let’s remember his story. The famous Barilla company, famous all over the world for pasta and other products, has always positioned itself as a family business-from grandfather to father, from father to son, and so on.…

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Faster than a video from tiktok, or one of the fastest fights in the history of Bellator.

On the night of July 31 to August 1, the Bellator 263 tournament will be held in Los Angeles. The main event of the show will be the featherweight Grand Prix final, in which the best fighter of the league, regardless of weight categories, Patricio Freire and a young prospect, damn talented and hungry for victories, AJ McKee, will meet. In addition to the fact that the Mercenary (AJ’s nickname) has never lost, there are very bright victories in his resume. About one of them here we will talk. On…

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Olympic medalist was jailed for 25 years for drug smuggling

Two-time Olympic silver medalist in kayaking Nathan Baggali was sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempting to smuggle drugs worth about $ 147 million. This was reported by the ABC TV channel. A similar sentence was given to his younger brother Drew by a court decision in Brisbane. The brothers tried to carry out a commercial shipment of 650 kilograms of cocaine on a boat, having received a cargo from a foreign ship. After the chase, they were stopped by a patrol boat of the Australian Navy, the violators…

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Meet Becky Hammon-a potential NBA head coach

American basketball player Becky Hammon received Russian citizenship in February 2008 and began playing for the women’s national team of the country. In the form of the Russian national team, Becky won bronze at the 2008 Olympic Games and silver medals at the Eurobasket 2009. The Honored Master of Sports of Russia, the owner of the Order “For Services to the Fatherland” of the II degree for a great contribution to the development of physical culture and sports, high sporting achievements at the Games in Beijing — Becky received these…

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Tropical Storm Nepartak could make landfall Tuesday on Japan's main island

A tropical storm could make landfall on Japan’s main island on Tuesday, the weather agency said, as Olympic organizers said they had no plans to reschedule events beyond those already moved. But because Tropical Storm Nepartak is expected to move west and approach east and northeastern Japan, some Olympic events may be affected by the weather, with the Meteorological Agency warning of heavy rain, winds and high waves. The eighth storm of the year was moving northwest at about 30 kph in the Pacific as of 3 p.m. Monday. It…

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The flame of the previous Olympics in Tokyo was lit by the “atomic boy”: torchbearer Yoshinori Sakai

On July 23, the flame of the 2020 Olympics will be lit in Tokyo. This will be the second time for the city, and for the first time it hosted the Games in 1964-and the real symbol was the torchbearer Yoshinori Sakai, nicknamed “atomic boy”. On August 6, 1945, at 8:15, American troops dropped a Baby atomic bomb on Hiroshima (with an explosive equivalent of 20 kilotons of TNT). Most of the city was destroyed, only 70 thousand people died immediately from the explosion, and another 60 thousand-later: from wounds,…

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Is Islam Makhachev a new UFC project?

On July 17, the mixed martial arts tournament UFC Vegas 31 was held in Las Vegas (Nevada, USA). In its main event, Islam Makhachev won the eighth victory in a row, ahead of schedule defeating Tiago Moises, who was missing stars from the sky. Already on July 20, the press service of the league updated the ratings of the organization. Of course, it was expected that after a successful fight, Makhachev would improve his position and, perhaps, rise by one or two steps. But the UFC rated Islam’s victory much…

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Scotty Pippen openly went against Michael Jordan: a major scandal is breaking out in the United States.

More than a year has passed since the premiere of the documentary “The Last Dance” about the legendary Michael Jordan and the decline of the Chicago Bulls dynasty. And this story, of course, could not do without Michael’s no less stellar teammate Scotty Pippen. After the premiere of the film, he, to put it mildly, was not thrilled and is now preparing his answer to Jordan. In November of this year, Pippen’s autobiographical book “Unguarded”  will be published, in which he is going to tell the whole truth about what…

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McGregor's disease

UFC President Dana White confirmed that Irish fighter Conor McGregor really had problems with his ankle even before the fight with American Dustin Porrier at UFC 264. According to the head of the organization, the former UFC champion has been suffering from chronic arthritis for the past two years. After the fight with Porje, McGregor said that he had a fracture even before the fight. “He had problems with his ankle for the last two years, and he asked if he could bandage his ankles before this fight. Connor received…

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New football rules: how the cult game is being reformed in the Netherlands

Perhaps, large-scale changes in football rules are waiting for us soon. At least FIFA does not exclude this for sure, testing several innovations at the tournament in the Netherlands. To do this, they even organized a special tournament-the Future of Football Cup (the Cup of Future football). The matches involve youth teams – PSV, AZ, Brugge and RB Leipzig. Here are five new rules that are being tested at the tournament. * Entering the ball out of the out with your feet. * Draw free kicks alone, using dribbling. *…

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