Chernihiv`s skyline in May 2020


Hi, friends. Today I offer you some pictures of Chernihiv sky. I have made these pics from my window for several days in May 2020 (Ukraine, Chernihiv, Rokossovskogo Street).

I hope you will enjoy them-))

You can find more attractive photos of Chernihiv in my blog. Friends, I welcome you to enjoy them))

The Last Dance to become the best sports documentary ever


The Last Dance is undoubtedly the best sports documentary of the year. First, Netflix conquered me with the TV series on Formula 1: Drive to Survive. And now — this masterpiece. Everything is amazing in The Last Dance. The path of Chicago to the championships, the formation of Michael Jordan as a player, the history of all the stars of the legendary team, the will to win and team play. All sports lovers and professionals should watch The Last dance!


Watch the trailer:

The Last Dance is a 2020 American sports documentary miniseries co-produced by ESPN Films and Netflix. The series revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on his last season with the Chicago Bulls. The series features exclusive footage from a film crew that had an all-access pass to the Bulls, as well as interviews of many NBA personalities including Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, and Phil Jackson.

The Last Dance gives a definitive account of Michael Jordan’s career and the 1990s Chicago Bulls, packed with unaired footage from the 1997-98 seasons.

Michael Jordan’s kids react to epic finale of ‘The Last Dance:

The series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 in the USA. It received critical acclaim, with praise for its directing and editing.

1998 NBA Finals — Chicago vs Utah — Game 6 Best Plays:

Look how Utah Jazz fans are disappointed. They have finally understood that Chicago is the best team ever. They are real World Champions!

Disapointed Utah`s fans

Almost the final score of the 6th game:


Phil Jackson and Michael Jordan after they have won the 6th NBA Championship:

Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson

Why Phil Jackson needs The Last Dance? Marc Stein (The New York Times) explained how Jackson’s legacy as a winning coach was tarnished — and how Michael Jordan’s new documentary can help.

Last dance victory Pippen

While the series drew optimistic reactions from many current NBA players, several players were critical of how they were shown. Scottie Pippen was reportedly «wounded and disappointed» by his characterization, though he did not make any public remarks during the documentary’s airing. In particular, Scottie Pippen is livid about how Jordan portrayed him in ‘The Last Dance’.

And Dennis Rodman defends Scottie Pippen from ‘Last Dance’ criticism. Scottie Pippen is Not Happy About Michael Jordan’s ‘The Last Dance’:

Horace Grant expressed a belief that the documentary was edited to favor Jordan, remarking that the series was «entertaining, but we know that about 90% of it BS in terms of the realness of it».

First Take discusses Horace Grant ripping Michael Jordan following ‘The Last Dance’:

Moreover, the player denied Jordan’s accusation that Grant was the starting place for The Jordan Rules and agreed that Pippen was portrayed unjustly.

LeBron James reacts to ‘The Last Dance,’ reveals the first time he met Michael Jordan:

No more words, friends! Just enjoy The Last Dance on Netflix!

One-second rule


Have you heard about one-second rule? Napoleon Hill wrote about this rule in his famous book “Think and Grow Rich” (1937). The one-second rule sounds like the following:

“Always think twice before saying anything because your words will sow the seeds of success or failure in the listeners` minds.”

To say even shorter and easier to understand, the one-second rule can be formulated as: “Slow down a second before you say something.”

Why do you need to adhere to this rule?

Firstly, when you interrupt a talk partner, you express your disrespect immediately. If you interrupt because you know what he/she is going to say, you are also hinting that he/she is boring and predictable.

Secondly, using the one-second rule, you give yourself time to concentrate and find the right words. Remember the famous proverb: “A word spoken is past recalling.”

Finally, the one-second rule will always make you smarter and give you an edge in any contentious situation. It sounds funny, but it really works.

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All of you have big dogs and smart people whom you like to look like. Refresh your memory, please. How do they talk? Have you ever heard them interrupting their talk partners during a conversation?

Start learning a foreign language right now!


If you constantly put off learning a foreign language, Radislav Gandapas helped me to give you a few reasons why you should stop doing this.

The main reasons for starting to learn a foreign language:

A great chance to gain self-confidence. It is all about confidence at work and traveling, as well as about personal confidence.

Improving your intellectual level. According to a study conducted by specialists at York University in Toronto, people who studied the second language showed a much better result when passing the IQ test compared to those who do not speak a foreign language at all.

AMAZING VIDEO: The best translator in the world!

Improving literacy in your native language. While learning a foreign language, you will have to remember about declensions, syntax, and much more issues. The tools listed above allow repeating and learning your native language. As a result, competent written and oral speech in the native language.

Competitive advantage in employment. Plenty of companies operate in global markets. All of them need people who speak several languages. Employees who speak a foreign language with an economic or technical background are especially valuable.

Multitasking. Learning foreign languages ​​trains your multitasking. And it will come in handy in all areas of your life.

Memory improvement. There’s no need to explain anything here — everything is obvious.

What foreign languages ​​do you speak, folks? Why did you decide to study them?

Charles Leclerc vs. Carlos Sainz: facts and figures

Yesterday Carlos Sainz became Leclerc`s teammate and joined the Scuderia Ferrari family. But he is not going to be the driver number 2. Sainz is very talented and ambitious, and it will be incredibly hard for Leclerc to stay the number 1 at Ferrari.
Are you looking forward to seeing these amazing drivers race together? Then find the statistics above.

More info on Carlos Sainz statistics:

Carlos Sainz statistics

Carlos Sainz boigraphy features can be found here.

READ ALSO: Sebastian Vettel leaves Ferrari in 2020

This is a brilliant driver line up, either way, you look at it for Ferrari. Either Sainz comes in or Leclerc push each other and Ferrari forward or if Leclerc is clear number one then in Sainz they have a quick driver to regularly score podiums to back Leclerc up.

Meanwhile, Lawrence Barretto, Formula 1 senior writer, analyzes what Sainz and Ricciardo moves mean for Vettel and the rest of the driver market. I recommend this interesting investigation.

Personally, I think Sainz will do brilliant there and is one of the most underrated drivers on the grid. I’m a Hamilton fan but watch out Mercedes coz this will take Ferrari up a level. Sainz seems very balanced and mature for his age. I think he will handle the new gig well.

Sainz to join Ferrari instead of Vettel

Ferrari has established Carlos Sainz to join the team for the 2021 season to replace Sebastian Vettel. And it is not a surprise because Ferrari wants someone fast and consistent, so they can bring the constructors’ championship back to Maranello for the first time in over a decade.

The Spaniard is contracted to McLaren until the end of the 2020 Formula 1 campaign, but has now signed a two-year contract to compete a youthful driver pairing at Ferrari alongside Charles Leclerc. Team Principal Mattia Binotto described having Sainz and Leclerc as their 2021 driver pairing as «the best possible combination».

If you are deeply interested in why Ferrari chose Sainz, all details are here.

READ ALSO: Formula 1 TV Helicopter — all you need to know

It marks the major move of Sainz’s career to date, with the 25-year-old following in the footsteps of his idol Fernando Alonso in joining Ferrari. And after 13 points-finishes in 2019 — including a first podium in Brazil — few would argue that he isn’t ready for the drive. Sainz started his F1 career at Toro Rosso, making his debut at the Australian Grand Prix in 2015.

However, he decided to cut ties with the Red Bull driver program following Max Verstappen‘s rise to prominence and headed to Renault two years later, before signing with McLaren for 2019 campaign.

Today Carlos Sainz has also thanked McLaren and his fans:

The statement comes just days after Vettel and Ferrari revealed the German would not be renewing his deal following the team’s failure to win a title during his five-year stint at Maranello. Vettel, a four-time world champion after dominating the sport with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013, has been tipped by some to join Lewis Hamilton in an all-star line-up at Mercedes.

Carlos Sainz-replaces-Vettel-at-Ferrari

Are you interested in how I visited Formula 1 in Hungary in 2018?

Sainz’s move has produced a ripple effect for the F1 driver market, with Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo taking his seat at McLaren. He was also mentioned as a probable candidate to take the vacant seat at Ferrari. Now Ricciardo will head to his third team in three years in F1 by joining the British team.

P. S. This is a great move from Ferrari. He is a very fast driver with great speed and he will push Leclerc very hard. Everyone already calling Sainz a #2 driver remembers that’s what we were calling Leclerc and he showed us he could easily be the Number 1 driver. I think it’s a breath of fresh air at Ferrari with these two drivers. Let’s hope the team can work on the best possible car to help these great drivers get the results they want too!

Sebastian Vettel leaves Ferrari in 2020


Sebastian Vettel is leaving Ferrari at the end of 2020. Now officially.

Sebastian Vettel-leaves-Ferrari-forever

Vettel and Ferrari have been in talks for several months about an extension, with Team Principal Mattia Binotto saying the four-time world champion was his number one choice to race alongside Charles Leclerc next year.

The whole relationships of Vettel and Ferrari briefly:

However, they have been unable to agree terms on a new deal, leading to today’s announcement. «My relationship with Scuderia Ferrari will finish at the end of 2020,” said Vettel. “To get the best possible results in this sport, it’s vital for all parties to work in perfect harmony.

READ ALSO: Formula 1 TV Helicopter — all you need to know

“The team and I have realized that there is no longer a common desire to stay together beyond the end of this season. Financial matters have played no part in this joint decision. That’s not the way I think when it comes to making certain choices and it never will be.

Are you interested in how I visited Formula 1 in Hungary in 2018?

Now everyone is guessing the driver to replace Vettel in Ferrari?

Now Lewis Hamilton, a six-time Formula One World Champion,has all chances to win another his 8th title and catch up Michael Schumacher — the most successful driver in the history of the sport. He holds the records for the most World Championship titles (7), the most Grand Prix wins (91), the most fastest laps (77), and the most races won in a single season (13).

Wish all the best to Sebastian Vettel! You are the great driver and the Man!

What is a synopsis? – Shakespeare is in tears shares his opinion!


Evening, folks.  I have just watched a new video by William Hackett-Jones aka Zanooda-in-chief from the YouTube channel Shakespeare is in tears.

Today William has told his audience about a synopsis. A synopsis is a 500-600 words summary of any film`s plot. In this video, you will find out what synopsis is and why you might need it.

No more words. Please, enjoy the video (in Russian):-)

By the way, I have recently mentioned this great channel in my blog.

Take care, friends! Have a nice weekend!

Top-5 Best Translator Jokes


I’ve had a rough week with innumerable translation jobs. Now I’m in the mood for some language humor. I had always fancied a funny joke! The types of jokes that I’ve really admired recently are translator jokes. Therefore, I have made up my mind to write something about them. So, I came across some jokes that I didn’t know earlier and they are fairly hilarious!

The linguist’s husband caught his wife having sex with a young student.

“Well, Margaret, I’m surprised,” he said.

She bolted upright, pointed her finger, and corrected him, “No. It is me who is surprised. You are astonished.”

READ ALSO: The stupidiest and the funniest translator in the world VIDEO!))

The past, the present, and the future walked into a bar. It was tense.

Translator gets 300 words to translate.

Client: How long will it take to cope with this task?

Translator: Well, I think about a week.

Client: A whole week for just three hundred words? God created the world in six days.

Translator: Ok, then take a look at this world and then take a look at my translation.


A former secretary of commerce liked to tell how a high ranking official once responded to a subordinate’s request for a raise by saying, “Because of the fluctuational predisposition of your position’s productive capacity as juxtaposed to governmental statistics, it would be momentarily injudicious to advocate an incremental increase.”

The staff person said, “I don’t get it.”

The official said, “That’s right.”

A cat is sitting on the throne, and two dogs, an envoy and his interpreter are standing before him. The interpreter dog is whispering to the envoy dog:

“You’ll have to rephrase that. Their language doesn’t have a word for “fetch.”

When will the drug against COVID-19 be discovered?


Global drug development is a fairly conservative process, not very flexible and greatly stretched over time. But artificial intelligence got here too. The changes are impressive. Acceleration is becoming a major trend in global pharmacology.

Even before the advent of COVID-19, analysts had predicted that new technologies would help five times reduce the time of drug development. And now the world is facing a serious challenge — the coronavirus pandemic. The most advanced technologies have been thrown into the fight against it. The first samples of the vaccine and means of supporting infected people created with the help of artificial intelligence are already undergoing clinical trials.

Read also: The Latest Info on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

During the pandemic, several startups joined in the development of COVID-19 drugs. BenevolentAI is successfully using artificial intelligence to accelerate drug development. The algorithms created by the programmers took several hours to determine baricitinib as a drug that can fight the respiratory and other complications of COVID-19. Until a vaccine is invented, baricitinib can provide patients with effective support.

Other companies have gone their own way. They use artificial intelligence to find a new molecule. These are, for example, Deargen (South Korea), InSilico Medicine (Hong Kong), Iktos (France), and Exscientia (UK). However, some scientists and companies do not believe that the drug against coronavirus will be discovered soon.

Alongside this, Gilead CEO says coronavirus drug “remdesivir” could reach patients within days.

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However, it is too early to go on a victory lap. Artificial intelligence helps to choose the most suitable remedy from a huge number of existing drugs quickly. But any intelligence, even artificial, does not give 100% guarantees. That is why clinical trials are still important. After all, only they can confirm or refute the effectiveness of the drug.

More about COVID-19 Drug Development, please, find here.

And if the result is not as expected? Then we will need to start the research again. New cycle. New hopes. In any case, this cycle will not be stretched for many years, as before. Mankind has received many important discoveries through wars. The general war with COVID-19 will help the pharmaceutical industry to take a big qualitative step forward.

READ ALSO: The Economist reveals countries with better chances to survive after coronavirus

P. S. Do you remember how people divided their lives into periods – «before Chernobyl» and «after Chernobyl»? In the minds of many, the Chernobyl accident drew a clear boundary that divided the two eras – relatively calm and unstable. Now we are experiencing a similar period that will divide our lives into “before” and “after”. However, do not despair. An effective coronavirus drug will be discovered soon.