Eurovision rules stipulate that Latvia must nominate another song for the competition next year

According to the rules of Eurovision, songs that have been performed in public no earlier than September 1 of the previous year can participate in the competition each year. This means that you will not be allowed to enter the 2021 competition with songs submitted by countries for the 2020 competition. Performers who have won the 2020 national selections can apply for the competition, but in accordance with Eurovision rules, they must provide a new composition.

Latvian Television will decide whether to send Samantas Tina, the winner of the Supernova 2020 competition, to the big Eurovision next year, after the end of the emergency. “The decision to participate in next year’s Eurovision must be considered in the light of many circumstances, including the consequences of Covid-19. Therefore, we have decided to postpone a focused discussion on this topic until the acute situation is over, ”explains Rita Ruduša, LTV’s program director.

Currently, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands and Ukraine have confirmed their participation in the 2021 competition with the winners of the 2020 national selections.

The Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 could take place right where the event was planned for this year, in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is currently negotiating with all the organizers of the major event and the city of Rotterdam.

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Girgenson’s “Sabers” a serious addition to the attack

Hall started the season with New Jersey’s Devils, but on December 16 was replaced by Arizona’s Coyotes. The most valuable player of the 2018 league in 65 regular championship games stood out with 16 goals and 36 assists. In nine ‘play-offs’, he has two goals and four assists.

“As soon as the player market opened, I called player agent Deren Feris to announce that we were interested in his client,” explained Kevin Edams, general manager of Sabers. “Already at the beginning of the conversation, I told the agent that here we want players who do not object to be in the particular club.”

“We want players on the team who are willing to work and want to win. If it doesn’t go hand in hand with the player’s plans, we don’t need him. However, I quickly realized that Taylor wants to be part of Sabers, so we’re happy to be joining him.”

Edams also made no secret of the fact that Hall is likely to play on the team with Jake Aikel, whom Sabers has high hopes for in the future.

The General Manager also emphasized that a one-year contract does not mean a short-term cooperation between the two parties, as in the future context there has already been talk of a multi-year contract.

Hall was named the number one Edmonton Oilers in the 2010 draft, where he spent his first six years in the NHL. During this time, the attacker wore the team shirt in 381 regular championship games, standing out with 328 performance points (132 + 196). In none of the seasons did the Oilers reach the playoffs.

In all, he has played 627 regular championship games (218 + 345) in his NHL career, but has scored four goals and eight assists in 14 playoffs.

Hall has participated in the All-Star Game three times during his career and celebrated his victory in the World Championship with the Canadian national team in the 2014/15 season.

It has already been reported that Latvian striker Zemgus Girgensons has extended his contract with Buffalo “Sabers” for three seasons. The contract is worth 2.2 million US dollars (about 1.9 million euros) for the season. The previous contract with the hockey player was made last summer for one year for 1.6 million US dollars per season.

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Excitement in political circles too: the widely debuted film “Borat 2” is premiered before the US election today

The film will premiere just before the upcoming US presidential election. In the film, Cohen takes over his role as an unfortunate Kazakh journalist who engages in bizarre and dangerous situations in America.

It must be said that the film caused a stir in political circles even before its release. The former mayor of New York and the current personal lawyer of Donald Trump, Rudy Julian and his daughter, are also involved in it.

In the summer, Julian also called the police, complaining about Cohen, who was too impressed with his image. “This guy shows up running crazy, I would say in a pink transgender costume. It was a pink bikini, with lace,” Julian told the web page, Page Six.

Cohen also appeared at an ultra-right-wing rally in Olympia, Washington, in the summer, pretending to sponsor the event. He led the crowd by making him sing a racist song.

In preparation for the film’s premiere, significant promotions have taken place in several parts of the world. For example, a huge Borat bladder swam across the Thames in London yesterday, while a giant statue was erected in Sydney.

It is recalled that Koen’s previous film “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for the Benefit of a Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan” immediately after its release in 2006 won the sympathy of viewers and critics, but the satirical depiction of rural life in Kazakhstan caused outrage in the former Soviet Union.

In a country of 16 million people, the film was banned from distribution and access to Cohen’s website was denied.

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Nadal triumphs in the French Open for the thirteenth time in his career

In the final, Nadal beat Serb Novak Djokovic in a duel of the world’s leading tennis players with the result 6-0, 6-2, 7-5.

Nadal ranks second, but Djokovic is first.

Out of his 20 Grand Slam titles, he has won the Lion Court or 13 on a clay pavement in France. In Paris, he won for four years in a row, as well as nine times from 2005 to 2014.

With his 20th Grand Slam title, Nadal beat Roger Federer, who did not play in Paris. Djokovic has less than three Grand Slam titles.

Nadal celebrated 100 victories and suffered only two losses in the “French Open”, but once he withdrew from the tournament. In the clay courts of Paris, he was stopped only by the Swedish Robin Sederling in the fourth round of the 2009 tournament and Djokovic in the 2015 quarter-finals.

Meanwhile, the Serbian tennis player has won only one of his 17 “Grand Slam” titles in Paris, triumphing in the 2016 tournament. He has won 37 games this season and suffered his first loss in 2020 on Sunday. At the US Open, Djokovic stopped as he hit the ball in the neck of the line judge in emotion.

The two tennis players competed 56 times, of which 29 were won by Djokovic and 27 by Nadal. Djokovic has been superior to 14 of the last 19 duels. True, Nadal has been unbeaten on clay courts in the last four games.

The Roland Garros tournament was due to take place this year from May 25 to June 7, but in mid-March it was moved to autumn and was the last Grand Slam of the season.

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“Jokerit” plays “Dinamo” with Kalniņi at the goal for the second time of the season

“Jokerit” beat “Dinamo” 4: 1 (2: 0, 2: 1, 0: 0) in their field.

Mārtiņš Dzierkals scored the goal for Rigans.

Kalnins coped with 23 “Dinamo” throws in the winners’ goal.

Already in the first period, the homeowners confirmed that they know how to better use their opportunities by conquering the gates of Rigans twice. In the ninth minute the result was already 2: 0 in favor of the home team. Toni Sunds had a good opportunity to score the lead goal but the home team’s goalkeeper Nikera Jensens saved Petera Regina’s shot that was headed for the top corner from the right.

The second third also started with the goal lost by the people of Riga. Eli Tolvanen’s first cross hockey pass to the goal, and Henrik Haapsal still had time to hit the goal from the throw-in.

In the 27th minute, “Dinamo” managed to regain one goal in the majority, Dzierkalas throwing Kalniņš’s defeated puck into the goal from a small angle – 3: 1. A successful pass was awarded to Jevgenijs Gračovs and Lauris Dārziņš.

In the 36th minute, after flying the goal of the Rigans, Marko Antila went back to the blue line, and his throw ended with a puck in the upper corner – 4: 1.

For Dinamo, this was the third of four away games. In the previous two, losses were suffered against Kaspars Daugaviņš from the Moscow region “Vitjaz” (1: 6) and against the second weakest Western conference club “Sochi” (2: 4).

Last Thursday, the Rigans returned to the standings with large gaps due to the Covid-19 epidemic, filling the gaps with the hockey players of the Youth Hockey League (MHL), and after the post-match litters, they beat the Minsk “Dinamo” with six wins in Riga.

Even before that, in two matches – against the Moscow teams “Dinamo” and CSKA – the Rigans were sentenced to technical losses for not being able to leave the field due to Covid-19 illness, while in quarantine for almost two weeks.

The team still cannot be helped by eight players, including both Covid-19 patients and injured players.

Meanwhile, Jokerit has undergone a 14-day quarantine since mid-September and has since played six games, celebrating four victories. The Helsinki unit has a series of three victories, which started against Cherepovets’ “Severstal” (5: 2), but later defeated Yaroslavl ‘s “Lokomotiv” 3: 2, but Oleg Znarok and Harry Vītolins’ Moscow “Spartak” capitulated with a devastating 1: 7.

The two teams previously met at the very beginning of the season, when “Jokerit” in Riga was superior with 3: 1. In the KHL championship, the two teams have met 24 times, only seven of which have been celebrated by “Dinamo”.

Last season, the Jokerit team was superior in both fights.

After visiting Helsinki, “Dinamo” will go to Belarus, where he will meet with Minsk “Dinamo”, but then a series of three home games will be played.

Dynamo, with five points in 11 games, ranks last among 11 Western Conference teams, ahead of Beijing’s Lunar Red Star in the league as a whole, while Jokerit took 15th place in fourth due to ten points.

Nine hockey players and two staff members have previously been reported to be infected with Covid-19 Dinamo.

Last season, “Dinamo” took the penultimate place in the Western Conference and in the entire league, not qualifying for the Gagarin Cup for the sixth year in a row.

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“I did not earn from doping” – German doctor suspected in large-scale doping case breaks silence period

It is recalled that in February last year in the Austrian city of Seefeld during the World Championships in winter sports such as cross-country skiing, ski jumping and Nordic duel, the local police made several arrests, detaining skiers, cyclists and other sports.

The investigation later revealed that one of the most important links in the doping network was the German doctor Mark Schmidt. The German name ‘Aderlass’, on the other hand, means bleeding.

On Tuesday, the defendant’s lawyer read a speech by Schmidt himself, in which he explained that he had only engaged in doping-related activities with representatives of winter sports and cycling.

He did not reveal the names of the athletes, which the investigators would not have known before. The case involves athletes from several countries, some of whom have already received sentences in their home country.

Schmidt is accused in 150 episodes of pharmaceutical and doping law violations. One charge has also been brought for serious injury. This is the largest doping case pending in Germany to date.

The case file states that Schmidt performed unauthorized activities in the period from 2011 to 2019. During this time, he has doped the participants of the Pyongyang Olympic Games, World Championship-level athletes and Tour de France riders.

The first hearing in the large-scale doping scandal took place on 16 September. That day, Schmidt’s father, paramedic and nurse revealed that they had taken part in the blood transfusion, which was confirmed by the culprit on Tuesday.

Also, one suspect will be detained until Schmidt testifies.

Schmidt said in a statement that he had not offered doping to athletes for profit or to endanger their lives.

“I did not earn from doping,” the statement said, adding that he often charged up to 5,000 euros per athlete for such procedures during the season.

In the courtroom on Tuesday, Schmidt also demonstrated his hardware, which was used to carry out unauthorized activities. He also mentioned that the athletes covered the travel expenses.

“It has always been important to me not to harm the bodies of athletes,” added Schmidt, who was also forced to talk about his work on the Gerolsteiner and Milram cycling teams from 2007-2010.

Both of these teams were excluded from cycling due to doping, while Schmidt claimed that the teams had not been involved in any illegal activities.

“I don’t know why I doped after that. The inner fulfillment and love of sports drives me forward.”

Following a search in February, nine people were initially detained, but the list of perpetrators later rose to 21. Among the defendants were Estonian cross-country skiers Andreas Vērpalu, Algo Kerps and Karel Tammjervs.

Several cyclists also received disqualifications after the case was initiated. These included the Austrian Stefan Denifl and Georg Preidler, as well as the Slovenian Christian Koren and the Croatian Christian Jurassic. The four-year disqualification was also awarded to Austrian cross-country skiers Max Hauk and Dominik Baldauf.

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Titled cyclist Mark Kavendišs allows the opportunity to close the course of a professional

Cavendish spent a long time in the leading group in the “Gent-Wevelgem” competition on Sunday, but reached the finish in 74th place, more than six minutes behind the winner Madsa Pedersen.

“It was probably my last race in my professional career,” said the 35 – year – old cyclist, who has not been able to regain his best athletic form in recent years due to the Epstaina – Bar virus.

Cavendish can still be found in the list of participants of the prestigious one-day competition “Scheldeprijs”. They are scheduled for October 14.

Cavendish has won 48 major tours during his career, but his most productive is the Tour de France, in which the British finished first in 30 stages. Meanwhile, on the Giro d’Italia tour, he has celebrated victory in 15 stages.

He is the 2011 world champion and the 2016 vice-champion in the group race. During his career, Cavendish won several one-day competitions, triumphing three times in the “Scheldeprijs” bike ride.

On the track, in his account, he holds three world champion titles in the Madison and the silver omnium in the Rio Olympics.

Cavendish has a contract with his current team, Bahrain-McLaren, until the end of the season, but it is known that the unit would be happy to extend it.

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The incidence of Covid-19 in Latvia is the most intense in the Baltic States

Previously, the two-week cumulative morbidity rate per 100,000 population in Latvia was higher than in Estonia on July 30, when the incidence was measured in Latvia in 2.4 cases, but in Estonia – 1.96.

At present, this indicator in Latvia has reached 51.77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, while in the Baltic neighboring country it is measured in 50.20 cases.

Different trends are observed in each of the countries – if the incidence in Estonia continues to decrease slowly for about a week, then in Latvia there is still a relatively rapid increase. ECDC data also indicate that a week ago, on October 5, the incidence rate in Latvia was 29.22 cases per 100,000 population, while in Estonia it was 51.55.

Meanwhile, in Lithuania this indicator is the highest of all the Baltic States – 62.16 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. The incidence in Lithuania is also continuing to increase, however, its pace has not been as intense in the last week as in Latvia. On October 5, in Lithuania, this indicator was 51.57 cases, according to ECDC data.

It has already been reported that 2169 Covid-19 tests reported 95 new infections in the past day, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (SPDC). One patient with a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 died.

4.3% of all tests were positive last day. The SPCC has previously explained that this figure is considered important in the European Union, as above 3%, the spread of the disease is considered to be rapid and uncontrolled.

During the last day, the recovery of three patients from Covid-19 was also registered, thus 1325 persons have recovered so far.

A total of 364,012 Covid-19 examinations were performed in Latvia, but 2,765 persons became ill.

Data from the National Health Service show that five patients with Covid-19 have been hospitalized in the last 24 hours. A total of 65 patients are treated in hospitals, of whom 59 have a moderate course of disease and six have a severe course of the disease. To date, 247 patients have been discharged from the hospital, including both recovered and dead.

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Kate Midltone has asked friends in a strange email to address her by another name

Kate Midltone has sent an awkward e-mail to her friends asking them to address themselves by another name in a very polite way, the royal commentator revealed.

The Duchess of Cambridge (38), whose full name is Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, wrote this letter in 2008, two years before Prince William (38) received the filming of his longtime girlfriend.

There were rumors at the time that the prince, who was second in line to the British throne, was going to ask for his chosen hand and prepare him to become the official representative of the royal family.

Although most of the friends were accustomed to address her as Kate, she was determined to return to a more formal address.

According to Sunday Express journalist Adam Helliker, Midltone has asked his friends to stop calling him Kate and to address him as Catherine.

Helliker writes, “Since Prince William’s engagement is now secure (even bookmakers no longer accept bets on whether or not it will happen), there are intriguing signs that Kate Middleton is preparing for her future role.”

“Looks like she’s already taking it very seriously.”

“I heard that in the past few weeks, the former party supplies retailer has been telling friends in a calm atmosphere that he would like to give up the informal address” Kate “and would like to be addressed in her full name Catherine in the future.”

Kate made her request by e-mail.

Royal expert Daniela Elsere claims that the future duchess made the request in a very “gallant” and “humorous manner”, even though such a request as such seemed awkward to many. Many friends, however, have been surprised by this request unprepared, the Sunday Express informs.

“It simply came to our notice then [saderināšanās] will happen, but we were a little surprised by the request to address her about Catherine in the future, ”one of the friends told Helliker.

“There is a feeling that she is already very aware of her new position.”

The press secretary of Prince Charles at the time denied rumors of an impending engagement.

It is known that William also called him Kate during the years of the University of St. Andrews, where they both met. However, the full name Catherine is more royal and suits the duchess better. Now that the two are out of office and on duty, William addresses his wife publicly as Catherine. Ketrīna, on the other hand, signs her e-mails only with the initial K.

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The Baltic States will participate in the European CS: GO tournament

In order to determine the Baltic teams that will represent our region in the CEE Champions tournament, a cycle of qualifying tournaments was held in each country. As part of this, in a fierce competition of 99 teams, only two of the best teams from each Member State won the right to represent their country in the prestigious tournament!

Latvia’s colors will be won by wolsung and SPARX ESPORTS, Lithuania’s name in the virtual world will be brought by teams grazhtas and JoinTheForce, while Estonia will be represented by Domino Gaming and lesgedi.

A total of 32 teams from 16 different countries will take part in the CEE Champions tournament. They will initially run a group tournament, in which teams will be divided into four groups of eight teams each. After that, the four best teams in each group will continue to fight in the playoffs.

The first games of the tournament are scheduled to take place this Saturday, October 10, at 17:00 Latvian time. In the first round of the game, the following opponents were drawn for the Baltic teams:

● wolsung (Latvia) v SINNERS (Czech Republic)
● SPARX ESPORTS (Latvia) v Team Sampi (Czech Republic)
● grazhtas (Lithuania) v Project X (Ukraine)
● JoinTheForce (Lithuania) v TBA (opponent not yet published)
● Domino Gaming (Estonia) v Drugnosis (Slovenia)
● lesged (Estonia) Pret Me Win Junior (Ukraine)

The progress of the Baltic teams in the tournament will be able to follow on the GOEXANIMO Twitch channel, where commentators Renārs “Emvy” Dzintars and Pēteris “nobodijs” Reiters will take care of commenting on the games.

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