Back-to-back volcanic eruptions that resulted in tsunami waves wreaked havoc on Tonga, a small Pacific island. Despite the tragedy and damage, the survival of a differently-abled man in the face of hardship has risen as a light of hope for all.
Lisala Fola gets hailed as a real-life “Aquaman” after surviving 27 hours in the ocean when tsunami waves hit his native island of Atata. He made it to the beach after being thrown around in the sea by a strong current, leaving everyone relieved but also astonished.
The undersea volcano Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai erupted recently. It left ashes and plumes covering kilometers of land while sweeping away people’s houses and vacation resorts throughout the archipelago. However, the 57-year-old Tongan guy, a former carpenter, was aided by his swimming abilities.
“I simply floated, pummeled about by the enormous waves that kept coming,” he said in an interview with Tongan media outlet Broadcom Broadcasting, recounting his survival story. Please keep in mind that I am handicapped. “I’m unable to walk correctly.”
Folau’s brother alerted him to the tsunami, and he sheltered in a tree. When he landed after the first wave, a wave took him and his family out to sea.
“Because it was dark, we couldn’t see each other.” He added, “I could no longer hear my niece calling, but I could hear my son calling.” The man said he didn’t answer the calls because he didn’t want his family to risk their lives to save him.
Folau claimed he swam 7.5 kilometers (4.7 miles) to Tongatapu’s main island, reaching the beach 27 hours later on Sunday night. He told the news agency “On the eighth time, I thought that I cannot survive if I again have to go underneath, since my arms were the only thing keeping me above water.”
Finally, on his ninth effort, he grabs onto a log. Folau also said the news agency that he is unfamiliar with the DC Universe character Jason Momoa in the movie, even though he has gone viral as Aquaman. Strange but true!!
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Winter Olympics 2022 Opening Ceremony Celebrated by Google
“Winter Games 2022 Begin!” declares the Google Doodle.
The opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics 2022 gets commemorated by Google with an animated Doodle on its search homepage. The Google Doodle features animals on the ice playing various games. The 17-day multi-sport event will be held in Beijing, China, and will end on February 20. There will be 109 events spread over seven sports and 15 disciplines.
Over 2,800 athletes from 91 countries will compete in the Winter Olympics 2022. With a blend of animation effects and graphics, the new Google Doodle seeks to depict that convergence.
The Google Doodle portrays competitive critters competing in events like bobsleigh, ice hockey, and snowboarding to give a peek at the games getting performed at the Winter Olympics 2022. When you move your cursor over the animated Doodle, you’ll see the message “Winter Games 2022 Begin!”
When you click the Google Doodle, you’ll be taken to a search page with the keyword “winter Olympics” to get the most recent results from the games. The top of the search page also displays notable events to assist you in navigating the game schedule and deciding what you can watch.
According to the Doodles page, the new Google Doodle is visible in many parts of the world, including India, Australia, Canada, Russia, and the United States, among others.
The Winter Olympics 2022, often known as Beijing 2022, gets held in the Beijing National Stadium.
Due to the Galway Valley skirmishes in June 2020, India has chosen not to participate in the event’s opening and closing ceremonies at the diplomatic level. Doordarshan will not broadcast the opening and closing ceremonies of the games as the decision taken by the External Affairs Ministry.
Dates and Schedule of Beijing 2022 Sports
Here’s the given the complete information for the dates and schedules of Beijing 2022 sports. Mark the events and enjoy the winter Olympics to the fullest.
- Alpine skiing (Feb 6-11; Feb 13; Feb 15-17; Feb 19)
- Bobsleigh (Feb 13-15; Feb 18-20)
- Biathlon (Feb 5; Feb 7-8; Feb 11-13; Feb 15-16; Feb 18-19)
- Cross-country skiing (Feb 5-6; Feb 8; Feb 10-13; Feb 16; Feb 19-20)
- Curling (Feb 2-20)
- Freestyle skiing (Feb 3; Feb 5-10; Feb 13-19)
- Figure skating (Feb 4; Feb 6-8; Feb 10; Feb 12; Feb 14-15; Feb 17-20)
- Ice hockey (Feb 3-20)
- Luge (Feb 5-9)
- Nordic combined (Feb 9; Feb 15; Feb 17)
- Snowboard (Feb 5-12; Feb 14-15)
- Ski jumping (Feb 5-7; Feb 11-12; Feb 14)
- Skeleton (Feb 10-12)
- Speed skating (Feb 5-8; Feb 10-13; Feb 15; Feb 17-19)
- Short track speed skating (Feb 5; Feb 7; Feb 9; Feb 11; Feb 13; Feb 16)
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Tesla Recalls Over 800,000 Vehicles in the US for Seat Belt
Tesla recalls over 817,000 vehicles in the United States because the seat belt reminder chimes may not sound when the car gets started, and the driver not buckled up. The recall affects the Model S sedan and Model X SUV from 2021 to 2022, as well as the Model 3 sedan from 2017 to 2022 and the Model Y SUV from 2020 to 2022, according to documents filed by safety authorities on Thursday. When the automobile gets started, the chimes must sound, and when the front seatbelts get buckled, they must cease.
The problem occurs only if the driver leaves the car in the previous driving cycle while the chime is ringing, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s recall documentation.
Early this month, Tesla will send out an over-the-air software update to solve the problem. Without the chime, a driver may not realize their seat belt is unbuckled, increasing the risk of harm during a crash, according to the safety agency.
According to the documents, the corporation does not aware of any crashes or injuries problem. There is still a visible seat belt reminder.
The issue was detected on January 6 by the Automobile Testing and Research Institute of South Korea. According to the documents, Tesla conducted an investigation and found that a recall got required on January 25. If the vehicle travels faster than 22 km/h and the driver’s seatbelt is not secured, the chime will continue to sound.
The recall is the largest in the company’s US history. It comes as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA, is increasing its scrutiny of the Austin, Texas-based firm.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Tesla will recall over 54,000 cars and SUVs because its “Full Self-Driving” software allows them to go through stop signs without coming to a complete stop.
Tesla’s “Full Self-Driving” software gets tested on public roads by a select group of owners. It can’t drive itself. Therefore drivers must be ready to intervene at any time, according to the business.
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Ford Motor is investing up to $20 billion in electric vehicles
Ford, GM, Volvo, and others are making rapid modifications to gain a piece of the EV pie in a crowded market. Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday that Ford Motor is proposing an extra investment of up to $20 billion (approximately Rs. 1,49,935 crore) in its electric vehicles.
The investment of $10 billion (approximately Rs. 74,940 crores) to $20 billion (about Rs. 1,49,935 crore) will be spaced out over the next five to ten years, according to the latest report. And it will include transitioning its present factories throughout the world to electric-vehicle manufacture.
The No. 2 US manufacturer has already vowed to spend over $30 billion (approximately Rs. 224860 crores) on EVs, including battery development, by 2030 under a plan dubbed “Ford+” aimed at making it more valuable to investors as a technology firm.
According to the story, the latest campaign gets led by a former Apple and Tesla executive. Doug Field, a former Apple employee who previously worked at Tesla, joined Ford last year as the company’s advanced technology and embedded systems director.
Major manufacturers such as General Motors, Ford, and Volvo Cars are undertaking rapid modifications to compete with rival Tesla in a competitive EV market.
Ford has considered spinning off a tiny section of its electric vehicle business as part of the reorganization, according to the report, to capture value in an electric startup environment encouraged by investor sentiment.
According to the source, the new strategy includes recruiting undefined engineers to work on ideas like battery chemistry, artificial intelligence, and electric vehicle software, highlighting the increasing importance of software and digital connectivity in the sector.
“We’re implementing our ambitious Ford+ strategy to change the firm and prosper in the future era of connected, electrified vehicles,” a spokeswoman for the company said, adding that the company does not comment on rumors or speculations. On Tuesday, Ford’s stock surged as much as 2.7 percent.
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