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Thursday, December 2, 2021

#MovietimeInManhattan #ClintEastwood #50Years @WBPictures WARNERMEDIA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS WITH CLINT EASTWOOD

In the American Entertainment Industry, there are two kinds of people.
Clint Eastwood, and everyone else.
We have worked with Warner Brothers continuously since our first opportunity in 2010, and we could not be more pleased to tell you that this phenomenal documentary on Clint has earned our Highest Recommendation.

You've got to ask yourself in this world of streaming everything and so much to find and sort through, do you feel lucky?  Well do you punk?  Of course you do because we found this gem for you.

From his start in spaghetti westerns which predates both Peachy's birth and the start of Whom You Know to his illustrious career as a Director, Clint Eastwood has proven again and again he is A-Number One, Top of the List, King of the Hill...and you know the last movie Peachy saw in a theatre before Covid was Richard Jewell, when she reviewed it for Warner Brothers.






The interviews obtained with actors from Kevin Bacon (super nice we have met him in person) and Tom Hanks (Rita Wilson is super nice too we have met her in person!) to Bradley Cooper and including Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Hilary Swank and Mel Gibson are pure gold.  They are on par with the brilliance of directors Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, also included.  What they have to say from their first hand experience supersedes anything we say; however, given the opportunity to have first hand experience if he said jump we'd say how high.

What we love about Clint Eastwood is his timeless dedication to being an American Patriot and his belief in the common American.  He tells real stories without embellishment and his straightforward style sets the standard for excellence in Hollywood.  Clint's dedication to authenticity is both consistent and honest, and pulled off with signature flare.

A student of John Ford, John Wayne and Sergio Leone, Clint Eastwood surrounded himself with the talent of his predecessors which has proven the test of time.  

We also like that he does it right the first time.  Not a million takes!

50 Years with Clint Eastwood has Earned Whom You Know's Highest Recommendation.
Go ahead, make your day.





Company-Wide Initiatives and Docuseries

Celebrate the Acclaimed Filmmaker’s Legacy

Tough guy. Western star. Oscar winner. Few artists in film history cast a longer shadow than Clint Eastwood. As he enters his eighth decade in the movies, WarnerMedia and Warner Bros. are celebrating the cinematic icon – actor, producer, director, master filmmaker – with a series of initiatives covering the entire breadth of Eastwood’s remarkable career, including a nine-episode docuseries, an HBO Max spotlight page, a curated exhibit of props and costumes spanning his 50-year association with Warner Bros., a theatrical re-release of select Eastwood films, and Clint Eastwood programming on Turner Classic Movies (TCM). 2021 marks the 50th year of his partnership with Warner Bros. (“Dirty Harry”).

Eastwood’s most recent film, the uplifting and poignant drama “Cry Macho,” was released theatrically and on HBO Max on September 17.

· From September 9 through October 31, HBO Max will launch a Spotlight page featuring select Clint Eastwood films, including the recently-released “Cry Macho,” and seven episodes of the Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy docuseries.

From October 6 through November 29, WarnerMedia will launch Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy in Dallas, TX., an exhibition of props and costumes from 50 years of filmmaking at Warner Bros. along with memorabilia from Clint Eastwood’s personal collection. Items include the Gran Torino car from the 2008 film “Gran Torino,” boxing gloves from 2004’s “Million Dollar Baby,” Bradley Cooper’s costume from 2014’s “American Sniper,” the saxophone from 1988’s “Bird,” Clint Eastwood’s director’s chair, and much more. The exhibition runs from October 6 until November 29 at the AT&T Global Headquarters Showcase located at 208 S. Akard St, Dallas, TX 75202.

· On October 16 and October 23, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will air Clint Eastwood programming including feature films and 2 episodes of the docuseries per night.

· This fall, CNN will feature editorial content highlighting Eastwood’s illustrious career and the docuseries.

· This fall in select theaters, Warner Bros. will re-release six of Clint Eastwood’s classic films theatrically, each one paired with an episode from the docuseries that highlights the feature film. The films include “American Sniper,” “Gran Torino,” “Dirty Harry,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Unforgiven” and “The Bridges of Madison County.”

· On November 5, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy, a nine-episode docuseries exploring Eastwood’s 50 years of filmmaking at Warner Bros.

o Episode 1 - “A Director's Vision”

o Episode 2 - “The Heart of a Hero”

o Episode 3 - “Witness to History”

o Episode 4 - “Reinventing the Western”

o Episode 5 - “An Actor’s Director”

o Episode 6 - “No Holds Barred”

o Episode 7 - “Fighting for Justice”

o Episode 8 - “Courage Under Fire”

o Episode 9 - “Triple Threat”

The Clint Eastwood – A Cinematic Legacy docuseries will be available digitally where you purchase digital movies and will also be available in select Blu-ray collections, including:

o Clint Eastwood 50th MGM 4-Film Collection (“A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” “The Good, The Bad and the Ugly,” “Hang ‘Em High”)

o Clint Eastwood 50th 5-Film Collection (“Dirty Harry,” “Magnum Force,” “The Enforcer,” “Sudden Impact,” “The Dead Pool”)

o Clint Eastwood 50th 4-Film Collection (“The Mule,” “Gran Torino,” “American Sniper,” “Sully”)

o Clint Eastwood 50th 2-Film Collection (“The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Pale Rider”)

o Clint Eastwood 50th 10-Film Collection (“Kelly’s Heroes,” “Where Eagles Dare,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “Pale Rider,” “Heartbreak Ridge,” Unforgiven,” “Dirty Harry,” “City Heat,” “Gran Torino,” “American Sniper”)

ABOUT CLINT EASTWOOD

Clint Eastwood has been honored for his work as a filmmaker and actor. In recent years he directed and produced “Richard Jewell,” directed, produced and starred in “Cry Macho” and “The Mule,” and directed and produced “The 15:17 to Paris” and “Sully,” the latter starring Tom Hanks.

Prior to that, he directed and produced the searing real-life drama “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper. The highest-grossing film of 2014, “American Sniper” was also one of the most acclaimed, receiving six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. The film also brought Eastwood his fourth Directors Guild of America (DGA) Award nomination and a National Board of Review Award for Best Director.

A four-time Oscar winner, Eastwood won his first Oscars, for Best Director and Best Picture, for his 1992 Western “Unforgiven,” which received a total of nine nominations, including one for Eastwood for Best Actor. Eastwood also won Golden Globe and DGA Awards for the film, which garnered Best Picture honors from several critics’ groups.

In 2005, Eastwood won two more Oscars in the same categories for “Million Dollar Baby,” again earning a Best Actor nomination for his performance in the film. He also won his second DGA Award and another Best Director Golden Globe, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for the film’s score.

Eastwood has twice more earned dual Oscar nominations, in the categories of Best Director and Best Picture, for the dramatic thriller “Mystic River,” for which he also garnered Golden Globe and DGA Award nominations, and the World War II drama “Letters from Iwo Jima,” which won Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and received Best Picture Awards from a number of film critics groups. “Letters from Iwo Jima” was the companion film to Eastwood’s widely praised drama “Flags of Our Fathers.”

In 2008, Eastwood’s “Changeling” received three Oscar nominations and Eastwood received BAFTA Award and London Film Critics Award nominations for Best Director, as well as a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. The film was also nominated for a Palme d’Or and won a Special Award when it premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. He had received three previous Palme d’Or nominations: for “White Hunter Black Heart,” in 1990; “Bird,” at the 1988 festival; and “Pale Rider,” in 1985. He also won his first Best Director Golden Globe Award for “Bird.”

In more recent years, Eastwood directed and produced the big-screen version of the Tony Award-winning musical “Jersey Boys,” about the start of the 1960s rock group The Four Seasons. He also directed and produced the biographical drama “J. Edgar”; “Hereafter,” which received Italy’s David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Film; and the drama “Invictus,” for which he won a National Board of Review Award and earned Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award nominations for Best Director. In addition, he starred in, directed and produced the hit “Gran Torino,” for which he won a Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review.

Eastwood also directed and starred in such memorable films as “Blood Work,” “Space Cowboys,” “True Crime,” “Absolute Power,” “The Bridges of Madison County,” “The Rookie,” “Heartbreak Ridge,” “Sudden Impact,” “Honkytonk Man,” “Firefox,” “Bronco Billy,” “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” “The Eiger Sanction,” “High Plains Drifter,” and “Play Misty for Me,” which marked his directorial debut.

Eastwood first came to worldwide fame as an actor in such legendary Westerns as “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Hang ‘Em High,” and “Two Mules for Sister Sara.” His film acting work also includes “Kelly’s Heroes,” “Escape from Alcatraz,” the “Dirty Harry” actioners, “Every Which Way But Loose,” “Any Which Way You Can,” “In the Line of Fire” and “Trouble with the Curve.”

Over the course of his remarkable career, Eastwood has received a number of lifetime and career achievement honors, including the Motion Picture Academy’s Irving Thalberg Memorial Award and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Cecil B. DeMille Award. He has also garnered tributes from the Directors Guild of America, the Producers Guild of America, the Screen Actors Guild, the American Film Institute, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the French Film Society, the National Board of Review, and the Henry Mancini Institute. He is also the recipient of a Kennedy Center Honor, the California Governor’s Award for the Arts, and France’s Commandeur de la Legion d’honneur.


About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video and digital distribution businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.


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#WhomYouKnowTopTen by @ManhattanPeachy #PeachyDeegan #December2021

 -in no particular order-



The Edward Tricomi Workshop



24 oz. Bone-In Black Angus at Ammos Estiatorio



Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade



Barbara Tober



The Holiday Light Show at Saks Fifth Avenue



Johnathan Schultz



Rockefeller Center



FIAF



Tony Marinelli



I.W. Harper


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#PilotPeachy @PrattandWhitney Pratt & Whitney Introduces GTF Advantage for Airbus A320neo Aircraft Family to Extend Industry Leadership in Sustainability and Customer Value

Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX) business, today unveiled the GTF Advantage engine, the world's most fuel-efficient and sustainable single-aisle aircraft engine.

The Pratt & Whitney GTF Advantage™ engine for Airbus A320neo family aircraft further extends the economic and environmental benefits of the existing GTF engine. The GTF Advantage configuration reduces fuel consumption by an additional 1 percent, extending the engine's lead as the most efficient powerplant for the A320neo family. In total, the engine decreases fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by 17 percent compared to prior-generation engines. Additionally, the GTF Advantage engine will be compatible with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at entry into service, helping the industry meet its commitment to net zero emissions by 2050.

This new configuration delivers higher thrust, both at sea level and for "hot and high" airports. With up to 34,000 pounds of takeoff thrust per engine, the Advantage configuration makes GTF the most powerful engine for the A320neo family. The higher thrust rating enables increased range and payload, unlocking more destinations for airlines.

The current generation of Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines for the Airbus A320neo family reduces fuel consumption and carbon emissions by 16 percent compared to prior-generation engines and are certified to operate on 50 percent SAF.

"GTF engines met or exceeded fuel, emissions and noise commitments from day one and have since achieved a strong record of dependability and low operating cost," said Carroll Lane, president of Commercial Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "GTF Advantage provides even more value to our customers, both in revenue potential and environmental impact, with lower fuel burn and new route opportunities."

The GTF Advantage configuration includes technology enhancements throughout the engine core, for which Pratt & Whitney has already completed more than a year of ground and flight testing. The engine will be available for A320neo family aircraft starting in January 2024. For a seamless introduction for operators, this new configuration will be interchangeable with already delivered engines and will become the new production standard for A320neo family aircraft.

"We always said our geared fan architecture has a long runway for growth and future development, and the GTF Advantage demonstrates this," said Tom Pelland, senior vice president of GTF Engines at Pratt & Whitney. "Our gear system, and the overall engine architecture it enables, are foundational to unlock the benefits of advanced aerodynamics, materials and systems. We are committed to continuing to invest in these technologies for the next generation of commercial aircraft."

Since entering service in early 2016, GTF engines have saved operators more than 600 million gallons (more than two billion liters) of fuel and avoided more than six million metric tonnes of carbon emissions. With more than 1,100 aircraft, 58 airlines and three aircraft families – Airbus A320neo, Airbus A220 and Embraer E-Jets E2 – GTF engines have also reduced noise footprint by 75 percent and regulated emissions by 50 percent to the CAEP/6 regulatory standard. To learn more about Pratt & Whitney's strategy for powering sustainable aviation, click here.

From more fuel-efficient jet engines to lower carbon radars, Raytheon Technologies and its businesses support our customers' climate goals by developing the technologies that will make those goals possible. Click here to learn more about the future of sustainable aviation.

About Pratt & Whitney

Pratt & Whitney is a world leader in the design, manufacture and service of aircraft and helicopter engines, and auxiliary power units. To learn more, visit www.prattwhitney.com. To receive press releases and other news directly, please sign up here.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. With 195,000 employees and four industry-leading businesses ― Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense ― the company delivers solutions that push the boundaries in avionics, cybersecurity, directed energy, electric propulsion, hypersonics, and quantum physics. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning future business opportunities. Actual results may differ materially from those projected as a result of certain risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to changes in levels of demand in the aerospace industry, in levels of air travel, and in the number of aircraft to be built; challenges in the design, development, production support, performance and realization of the anticipated benefits of advanced technologies; as well as other risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to those detailed from time to time in the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.

SOURCE Pratt & Whitney
Pratt & Whitney conducts GTF Advantage engine flight testing on its 747 flying test bed. The GTF Advantage offers additional fuel efficiency and greater thrust, and will be available for operators starting in 2024.




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#CruisingPeachy @GM GM and POSCO Chemical Will Build a New North America Factory to Process Cathode Active Material for Ultium Batteries

General Motors (NYSE: GM) and POSCO Chemical today announced plans to form a joint venture through which the parties will construct a factory in North America to process critical battery materials for GM's Ultium electric vehicle platform. The joint venture will process Cathode Active Material (CAM), a key battery material that represents about 40 percent of the cost of a battery cell. The location of the facility, which will create hundreds of jobs when it opens in 2024, will be announced later.

"Our work with POSCO Chemical is a key part of our strategy to rapidly scale U.S. EV production and drive innovation in battery performance, quality and cost," said Doug Parks, GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain. "We are building a sustainable and resilient North America-focused supply chain for EVs covering the entire ecosystem from raw materials to battery cell manufacturing and recycling."

"We are very pleased to participate in the global battery supply chain project with General Motors," said Kyungzoon Min, the CEO of POSCO Chemical. "Through close partnership, we will innovate battery materials and contribute to accelerate the adoption of EVs based on our world-class product development, mass production capacity, and raw materials competitiveness."

The new facility will supply the Ultium Cells LLC facilities GM and LG Energy Solution are building in Lordstown, Ohio and Spring Hill, Tennessee. Two more U.S.-based Ultium cell plants are planned by mid-decade as GM drives mass adoption of EVs with high-volume Ultium-powered EVs, including a Chevrolet crossover priced around $30,000.

GM and POSCO Chemical have signed a non-binding term sheet to create the joint venture and expect to execute definitive agreements soon.



GM EV Milestones
Invest $35 billion from 2020 to 2025 in electric and autonomous vehicles
Launch more than 30 EVs globally by 2030, with more than two-thirds available in the United States, and earn U.S. market share leadership in EVs
Deliver more than 1 million annual global EV sales by 2030
Drive first-generation Ultium cell costs 40 percent lower than those used in the Chevrolet Bolt EV; achieve twice the energy density at 60 percent lower cost in the second generation
Rapidly scale EV manufacturing, with more than 50 percent of North America and China plants capable of EV production by 2030
Double annual revenues from a five-year average of about $140 billion by the end of the decade, expand margins, and grow EV revenue from about $10 billion in 2023 to approximately $90 billion annually by 2030

General Motors (NYSE:GM) is a global company focused on advancing an all-electric future that is inclusive and accessible to all. At the heart of this strategy is the Ultium battery platform, which will power everything from mass-market to high-performance vehicles. General Motors, its subsidiaries and its joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Cadillac, Baojun and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety and security services, can be found at https://www.gm.com.

POSCO Chemical is a global advanced materials company dedicated to battery for future mobility. It is producing high-capacity Ni-rich cathode materials and low-expansion anode materials for EV batteries, and has a set of technologies such as NCMA cathode, silicon anode and materials for solid-state battery.

POSCO, the parent company of POSCO Chemical, is a global steel maker that has been designated as the "world's most competitive steel company" by World Steel Dynamics (2010-2021). POSCO Group is building a strong value chain across battery business from raw materials to battery recycling. Detailed information can be found on its website (https://www.poscochemical.com).

Cautionary Note on Forward-Looking Statements: This press release may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements are any statements other than statements of historical fact. Forward-looking statements represent our current judgment about possible future events and are often identified by words such as "aim," "anticipate," "appears," "approximately," "believe," "continue," "could," "designed," "effect," "estimate," "evaluate," "expect," "forecast," "goal," "initiative," "intend," "may," "objective," "outlook," "plan," "potential," "priorities," "project," "pursue," "seek," "should," "target," "when," "will," "would," or the negative of any of those words or similar expressions. In making these statements, we rely upon assumptions and analysis based on our experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as other factors we consider appropriate under the circumstances. We believe these judgments are reasonable, but these statements are not guarantees of any future events or financial results, and our actual result may differ materially due to a variety of important factors, many of which are described in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10 Q, and our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and we undertake no obligation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or other factors that affect the subject of these statements, except where we are expressly required to do so by law.

SOURCE General Motors Co.

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#PeachyInSpace #December9 @NASA NASA TV to Air IXPE Prelaunch Activities, Launch

NASA will provide coverage of the upcoming prelaunch and launch activities for the Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) mission, the first satellite dedicated to measuring the polarization of X-rays from a variety of cosmic sources, such as black holes and neutron stars.




IXPE is scheduled to launch no earlier than 1 a.m. EST Thursday, Dec. 9, on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Live launch coverage will begin at 12:30 a.m. on NASA Television, the NASA app, and the agency's website. On Tuesday, Dec. 7, NASA will hold a payload briefing at 1 p.m. and a prelaunch news briefing at 5:30 p.m.

The IXPE spacecraft includes three space telescopes with sensitive detectors capable of measuring the polarization of cosmic X-rays, allowing scientists to answer fundamental questions about extremely complex environments in space where gravitational, electric, and magnetic fields are at their limits. The project is a collaboration between NASA and the Italian Space Agency.

All media participation in news conferences will be remote except where noted otherwise. For the protection of employees and journalists in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Kennedy Press Site facilities will be open to a limited number of journalists on a first-come, first-served basis.

Full mission coverage is as follows (all times Eastern):

Tuesday, Dec. 7

1 p.m. – IXPE Payload Briefing, with the following participants:
Elisabetta Cavazzuti, ASI IXPE program manager, Italian Space Agency
Luca Baldini, Italian co-principal investigator, National Institute for Nuclear Physics
Brian Ramsey, deputy principal investigator, NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center
MacKenzie Ferrie, IXPE program manager, Ball Aerospace

For the payload briefing dial-in number and passcode, please contact the Kennedy newsroom at: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov no later than 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6. Members of the public also may ask questions, which may be answered in real-time during the segment, by using #AskNASA on social media. A limited number of seats will be available to media on-site.

5:30 p.m. – IXPE Prelaunch News Conference with the following participants:
Sandra Connelly, deputy associate administrator for science, NASA Headquarters
Martin Weisskopf, IXPE principal investigator, Marshall
Makenzie Lystrup, vice president and general manager, civil space, Ball Aerospace
Tim Dunn, launch director, NASA's Launch Services Program
Julianna Scheiman, director, civil satellite missions, SpaceX
Mike McAleenan, 45th Weather Squadron, Space Launch Delta 45

For the prelaunch news conference dial-in number and passcode, please contact the Kennedy newsroom at: ksc-newsroom@mail.nasa.gov no later than noon Tuesday, Dec. 7. Members of the public also may ask questions, which may be answered in real-time during the segment, by using #AskNASA on social media. A limited number of seats will be available to media on-site.

Thursday, Dec. 9

12:30 a.m. - NASA TV live launch coverage begins.

Audio only of the news conferences and launch coverage will be carried on the NASA "V" circuits, which may be accessed by dialing 321-867-1220, -1240, -1260 or -7135. On launch day, "mission audio," countdown activities without NASA TV launch commentary, will be carried on 321-867-7135. A "clean feed" of the launch without NASA TV commentary will be carried on the NASA TV media channel.

For questions about countdown coverage, contact the Kennedy newsroom at: 321-867-2468. Follow countdown coverage on the IXPE launch blog at:


Public Participation

Members of the public can register to attend the launch virtually. NASA's virtual guest program for IXPE includes curated launch resources, a behind-the-scenes look at the mission, and the opportunity for a virtual guest launch passport stamp.

NASA Social

As we finalize launch preparations, we are excited to invite the public to join our virtual NASA Social for IXPE on Facebook. Stay up to date on the latest mission activities, interact with NASA and IXPE team members in real-time, and watch the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket that will boost IXPE toward its destination.

Watch and Engage on Social Media

Stay connected with the mission on social media, and let people know you're following it on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using the hashtag #IXPE and tag these accounts:




Para obtener información sobre cobertura en español en el Centro Espacial Kennedy o si desea solicitar entrevistas en español, comuníquese con Antonia Jaramillo 321-501-8425.

NASA selected IXPE as a Small Explorer mission in 2017. NASA's Launch Services Program is managing this launch. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, manages the IXPE mission. Ball Aerospace, headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado, manages spacecraft operations with support from the University of Colorado at Boulder. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, manages the Explorers Program for the agency's Science Mission Directorate in Washington. The U.S. Space Force's Space Launch Delta 45 provides range support for this launch. SpaceX is providing the launch vehicle for this mission.

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#TheBestof2021 Day One @Lenovo #Lenovo #Thinkpad

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a LENOVO THINKPAD!

Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$60 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day and together create a more inclusive, trustworthy and sustainable digital society for everyone, everywhere. To find out more visit https://www.lenovo.com and read about the latest news via our StoryHub.

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#SmallScreenScenes FROM THE FRUSTRATING TO THE FATAL – THE IMPACT OF INFRASTRUCTURE FAILURES IS EXPLORED IN TWO TIMELY NEW PROJECTS COVERING THE DEADLY FLORIDA SURFSIDE CONDO DISASTER AND THE GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN BREAKDOWN

Discovery Announces a New Special and Limited Series That Examines What Has Gone Wrong

‘WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE: DISASTER IN SURFSIDE’ Premieres Saturday, December 4 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery

The Three-Episode Limited Series ‘OUT OF STOCK: SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS’ Premieres Saturday, December 18 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery
 One revelation from the pandemic has been that systems in place for decades can fail when they are pushed to their limits. The prevalence of empty shelves in stores, and daily news stories about barges with goods stuck offshore highlight a supply chain that can no longer serve the globe. And a catastrophic building disaster in the midst of the pandemic brings to light a variety of dangers – from weather and erosion to outdated construction standards. Discovery explores how critical infrastructure failures can lead to catastrophic disasters, inflation, a lack of necessities and a host of other problems that affect day to day life.

Using startling security footage, 911 calls, eyewitness accounts and CGI technology, Discovery sheds light on what happened during the sudden collapse of the condominium building Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, the possible causes and what can be done to prevent this from ever happening in the future. And in a three-episode limited series, Discovery will pull back the curtain on the complexities of the global supply chain explaining how factors like canal blockages and labor shortages caused by the pandemic have had a domino effect on getting products and food on the shelves and fuel into our cars.

The programming lineup will include –

‘WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE: DISASTER IN SURFSIDE’ Premieres Saturday, December 4 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery

On June 24, 2021, at around 1:24am, the Champlain Towers South, a 12-story residential building in Surfside, Florida, collapsed in less than 12 seconds. In the aftermath of this tragedy and with millions of people living in similar apartment complexes across the country, teams of investigators are searching for answers to what went wrong. Through eyewitness accounts, dramatic user-generated footage, news archive and CGI animation, this special pieces together a moment-by-moment account of the disaster, recounts the rescue and recovery efforts and explores factors that could have contributed to the building collapsing. Did a sinkhole cause the collapse? Was the building’s design flawed? Could the constant exposure to the elements or poor maintenance be responsible? Or could this be a perfect storm of issues that caused the collapse?

‘OUT OF STOCK: SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS’ Premieres Saturday, December 18 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery

We have grown accustomed to walking into stores filled with packed shelves, gasoline available at every station and our online purchases arriving on time. But the pandemic has impacted every step of the supply chain, from manufacturing, to shipping worldwide, to transporting within a country, and even to stocking shelves. This limited series explores the complex shipping system at its best and how it has broken down – leaving goods stranded at docks and consumers panic shopping before holiday shortages ruin the upcoming season.

Follow the conversation on social media with #WhenBuildingsCollapseDisasterInSurfside and #OutOfStockSupplyChainCrisis, and follow Discovery Channel on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more updates.

WHEN BUILDINGS COLLAPSE: DISASTER IN SURFSIDE is produced by Windfall Films, part of the Argonon Group, for Discovery Channel. For Windfall Films, the Series Producer is James Franklin and Executive Producers are Carlo Massarella and John Fothergill. OUT OF STOCK: SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS is produced by Wag Entertainment. For Wag Entertainment, Executive Producers are Steven Green and Mark Carter. For Discovery Channel, executive producer is Lindsey Foster Blumberg.

About Discovery Channel

Discovery Channel is dedicated to creating the highest quality non-fiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which is distributed to 88.3 million U.S. homes, can be seen in 224 countries and territories, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres including, science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery

Discovery, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is a global leader in real life entertainment, serving a passionate audience of superfans around the world with content that inspires, informs and entertains. Discovery delivers over 8,000 hours of original programming each year and has category leadership across deeply loved content genres around the world. Available in 220 countries and territories and nearly 50 languages, Discovery is a platform innovator, reaching viewers on all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio of apps; direct-to-consumer streaming services such as Eurosport Player, Food Network Kitchen and MotorTrend OnDemand; digital-first and social content from Group Nine Media; a landmark natural history and factual content partnership with the BBC; and a strategic alliance with PGA TOUR to create the international home of golf. Discovery’s portfolio of premium brands includes Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Travel Channel, MotorTrend, Animal Planet, Science Channel, and the forthcoming multi-platform JV with Chip and Joanna Gaines, Magnolia, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. For more information, please visit corporate.discovery.com and follow @DiscoveryIncTV across social platforms.

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Target Field to host showdown between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild on New Year’s Day; "Road to the NHL Winter Classic" Docuseries Premieres Tonight

With just one month until the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic®, the countdown to the much-anticipated New Year’s Day matchup between the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild at Target Field, home of Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins, has begun. The event will be televised nationally on TNT in the U.S. and on Sportsnet, CBC and TVA Sports in Canada at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT. A limited number of tickets to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® are still available from Ticketmaster, the official ticketing partner of the NHL®, at Ticketmaster.com and the Ticketmaster app.

The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will mark the second time the Wild will play in an NHL regular-season outdoor game, as well as the second time the NHL has brought a regular-season outdoor game to The State of Hockey following the 2016 NHL Stadium Series™ between the Chicago Blackhawks and the hometown Wild, who won the game 6-1 at TCF Bank Field (now Huntington Bank Stadium). The game will also mark the second regular-season outdoor contest for the Blues, who defeated the Blackhawks 4-1 in the 2017 NHL Winter Classic® at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will be the 13th NHL Winter Classic®, the 33rd NHL regular-season outdoor game, and the first of three NHL regular-season outdoor games scheduled for the 2021-22 season. For a complete history of NHL regular-season outdoor games, click here.

The Wild and Blues have faced off 85 times during the regular season, with St. Louis holding a nine-point advantage over Minnesota (STL: 43-28-14—100; MIN: 37-31-17—91). The clubs have met twice in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, including the 2015 First Round won by Minnesota in six games, and the 2017 First Round won by St. Louis in five games. The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® will be the first of three meetings between the Blues and the Wild this season, with the second and third games scheduled in St. Louis on April 8 and April 16, respectively.

Road to the NHL Winter Classic Docuseries on TNT

Throughout the month of December, TNT will present a five-part “Road to the NHL Winter Classic” docuseries featuring exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild as they prepare for the legendary outdoor game. Premiering tonight after the Pittsburgh Penguins-Edmonton Oilers game, this week’s Road to the NHL Winter Classic segment will give viewers a look at life both on and off the ice for Blues captain Ryan O’Reilly, as he and his team prepare to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets and as he spends time at home with his wife and kids. Road to the NHL Winter Classic series will air each Wednesday night in December during the network’s NHL postgame coverage, leading up to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® on TNT — New Year’s Day at 7 p.m. ET/6 p.m. CT from Target Field in Minneapolis.


The Rink Build at Target Field

The 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® Ice Plant will arrive at Target Field in Minneapolis on Friday, Dec. 17. After the installation of field protection – 243 ice pans and a ring of dasher boards to enclose the rink – workers will create a nearly two-inch thick ice surface at Target Field. Fans will be able to follow the entire rink-build process through interactive features and extensive coverage on NHL Social™, NHL.com and NHL Network™.

Team Practices at Target Field

The Blues and Wild will take to the ice for the first time at Target Field for team practices on Friday, Dec. 31. NHL Social™, NHL Network™ and NHL.com will provide full coverage of the team skates.


New Year’s Eve Bash presented by New Amsterdam Vodka

The biggest party of 2021 will be at Xcel Energy Center with country music superstar Thomas Rhett headlining the New Year’s Eve Bash presented by New Amsterdam Vodka at Xcel Energy Center on Friday, Dec. 31 at 8:30 p.m. Thomas Rhett and special guests Cole Swindell and Conner Smith will close out 2021 with an epic New Year's Eve celebration the night before the Minnesota Wild host the St. Louis Blues at Target Field on Jan. 1.



Truly Hard Seltzer NHL PreGame

The Truly Hard Seltzer® NHL® PreGame is the official fan festival of the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® and will be open on Saturday, Jan. 1 from 12:30 – 5:30 p.m. inside Target Center (600 North 1st Avenue) with attractions also outside along 1st Avenue and North 6th Street.



The PreGame is free and open to the public and offers fans of all ages family-friendly hockey interactive games and attractions, live music and much more.



Video Content Available Through the NHL Media Shuttle

As the countdown to 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® continues, NHL Studios and NHL Event Communications invite media to join a Media Shuttle that will give you access to video content throughout the buildout of the outdoor rink at Target Field, and the event itself. Beginning later this month, video content will be uploaded daily, and will include time-lapse footage, special 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® graphics, team logo graphics and animations, interviews, scenic shots, b-roll of ice making and rink installations, feature pieces and more.



Action Required: To request access to the 2022 Discover NHL Winter Classic® Media Shuttle, please email Max Solomon and Ben Cook (msolomon@nhl.com, bcook@nhl.com) with your name, email address and media affiliation. Max and Ben will follow up with your login information.



Fans can join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by tagging their photos using NHL #WinterClassic.



Compliance with certain health and safety policies will be required for entry into each event, and such policies may be modified according to then-current public health guidance and applicable law. Updates will be made available prior to the event date(s).



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