The Mars Space Race

The Russian/American space race is back as earlier today, President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin released a statement saying that Russia is going to launch a Mars Colonisation mission in 2019.

This will beat NASA and SpaceX with a $1.5 billion mission set for 2020.

Not much is known yet about the details however it is known that Vladimir Putin plans to send an unmanned exploration shuttle first before any colonisation attempts are made.

Written by Harry

Samsung Galaxy S9+

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ is undoubtedly an exciting new instalment in the Samsung Galaxy S series that was published on 11th March 2018. However, there are some concerns on whether or not it is worth the £800 that it costs.

Many brand new features have been added such as the dual camera, which allows some of the best photos out of any of the modern day phones currently available. Also, the fingerprint scanner has been lowered due to a high request from users.

Samsung have also added an improvement to the low-light camera. Finally, the last major feature is that it is the fastest smartphone out now.

There is a concern however that the Samsung S9+ is becoming similar to Apple in the fact that the battery life isn’t as long as on the Galaxy S8.

Here is a video explaining more:

Written by Harry, assisted by Ben.

Video filmed by Logan.

Joshua Vs Parker

Anthony Joshua will face off with Joseph Parker on the 31st March 2018. They will fight in the Principality Staduim in Cardiff, Wales. Joshua has had twenty fights and won every single one by knock out. Parker has had twenty four fights and has won all of them, winning by knock out in 18 of them. Joshua will be putting all three of his titles on the line (the IBF, WBA (super), IBO) whereas Parker will be putting his only title on the line (WBO).

Joshua wanted to fight Parker as it is his chance to combine four titles. However Parker has a good opportunity as if he gets an upset win against Joshua He will have all four titles.

On this card there are also six other fights  including Alexander Polvetkin vs David Prince, Ryan Burnett vs Yonfrez Parejo and Josh Kelly vs Carlos Molina.

I asked the general public who they think would win and on average the public said that they thought that Joshua would win by knock out. But some people did say that Joshua would win by decision which would end Joshua’s undefeated reign of the super heavyweight division. One other person said that they thought that Parker would win by decision.

Once the event has finished, the question is, what will Joshua and Parker want to do? Joshua will probably want to go on to fight Deontay Wilder because of their altercation on twitter and Wilder’s comments after fights calling out Joshua. Parker may go on to fight Lucas Browne as when the fight hadn’t been confirmed, Parker’s teams backup to the Joshua fight was to set up a fight with Browne.

Now we have sixteen days until the fight, Joshua has a 1/6 betting odds whereas Parker have a 1/13. Who do you think will win?

Russian Spy Poisoning, Threats from the UK?

The UK are to expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on a former spy in Salisbury.

The PM stated that the diplomats have one week to leave and were identified as ‘undeclared intelligence officers.’

The UK told the united nations that the Russians had used a “weapon so horrific that it is banned in war.”

Russia denies all allegations of attempted murder and says they will respond appropriately.

Sergi Skripal, 66 and Yulia Skripal, 33 are in a critical condition after the Russian nerve attack. They were found slumped on a bench near the Maltings shopping centre, Salisbury on 4th March 2018.

A police officer is also critically ill after caring for the two. The officer now remains in hospital, while another is being treated as an outpatient.

The chemical used in the horrific attack has been identified as being part of a group of nerve agents developed in Russia known as ‘Novichok.’

How did it start?

It first started when Yulia Skripal flew to London’s Heathrow Airport on a flight from Russia at about 14:40 GMT on the 3rd March 2018.

Then on the 4th of March, at roughly 13:40 GMT, Mr Skripal and his daughter (Yulia) arrived at the Sainsbury’s upper lever car park in Salisbury city centre.

Police say that the pair went to the Bishop’s Mill pub before going to Zizzi restaurant from 14:20-15:35. Victims of the attack include 38 members of the public who have been treated in hospital, of the 38, 34 have been discharged.

Everyone has been discharged but Mr Skripal, Yulia Skripal and Detective Sgt Bailey remain in hospital with one outpatient being monitored but not showing any signs of exposure.

The investigation still continues.

by Luke

Image by Ben

Deadly urge for fame makes YouTubers do crazy things.

Monalisa Perez, a mother of two from the USA, has to serve a 180-day jail term for an attempted viral youtube stunt gone wrong. Her boyfriend Pedro Ruiz thought of the stunt to fire a gun at him from a foot away while he held a 1.5-inch thick book which he thought would shield him. However, the bullet pierced through the book fatally injuring Ruiz. She now faces 10 days in prison, 10 days out for 6 months amounting to 90 days in jail. The last 90 days can be served in home confinement.

She has also been banned from owning firearms and can’t make financial gain from the case. The Norman County Attorney James Brue said, “the reality [is] that this foolish stunt was dreamed up, planned and executed by Pedro Ruiz, and the defendant wrongfully and tragically relied on his assurances that the stunt was safe.”

But, this isn’t the first time a YouTuber has done something outrageous for views. A couple of months ago, Logan Paul went into the Japanese suicide forest and took videos of a dead body for all to see.

There was a huge backlash from the internet as many thought that this was disrespectful, he then took down the video.

By Madison and Simmone – Correspondents for the General News section.

“Has America Hacked the Russian Election?”

В воскресенье, 18 марта 2018 года, состоятся президентские выборы в России. Вероятно, это один из самых ожидаемых и популярных российских выборов на сегодняшний день. почему? С тех пор, как американские выборы в 2016 году, было высказано предположение, что Россия «взломала» выборы. Популярная теория о том, что Путин и Трумп сотрудничает, чтобы обеспечить свою политическую позицию. В прошлом Путину удалось занять более высокие позиции на протяжении последних 20 лет. Другие кандидаты, которые бегут, – Павел Грудинин (представляющий коммунистическую часть) и Владимир Жириновский (представляющий ЛДПР). Независимо от того, сохраняет ли Путин свой титул, все зависит от результатов в воскресенье. История, написанная и переведенная Гарри, при содействии Джо и Джоша

Sridevi’s Death

Sridevi was born on the 13th August 1963. Her husband is called Boney Kapoor. She has 2 children: Khan I and Khushi. She is a very well known actress who has been in many movies such as Khuda Gawah, Judaai, Moondram Pirai and many more.

Died: 24th February 2018
Where: Dubai, United Arab emirates
Cause of death: Drowning

Sridevi died from an accidental drowning in a bathtub in a hotel in Dubai where she was attending her nephew’s wedding. She was found in the hotel bathroom by her husband Boney.

People became suspicious as blood tests found alcohol in her system. But she never drank hard liquor so how did it get into her system?

Her ashes have since been scattered in two separate places in the Indian Ocean at a beach in Rameshwaram Tamil Nudu; and in the Ganges river.

There has been confusion on what actually happened since there is no clear or consistent evidence. Some suspect she could have been murdered but there is no proper evidence to prove it so the story of her becoming unconscious and drowning was the only one that came close to having the best evidence.

The MEA denies any foul play in the actors demise.