Aug 122014

American actor ROBIN WILLIAMS, known for his roles in the films “Mrs. Doubtfire” and “Dead Poets Society”, passed away at his home and it seems to be a suicide, police said Monday.

Police in Marin County, California (southeastern United States), revealed in a statement that an “individual male was pronounced dead at 12.02, identified as Robin McLaurin Williams, aged 63, resident in Tiburon, California and a probable cause of death is “suicide by asphyxiation”.

Police is now trying to find out the “causes and circumstances of death”, adding that the actor was last seen alive on Sunday, at 22.00, at his domicile, where he lived with his wife.

According to the American press, the actor was suffering from depression.

In early July, ROBIN WILLIAMS, who has struggled in the past with alcohol and drug addiction, was admitted to the Hazelden addiction treatment center in Minnesota (USA) to take part in a program to prevent alcohol dependence.

Robin Williams, with a career of over three decades, has become internationally known mainly for his role in “Good Morning Vietnam” by Barry Levinson in 1987.

Aug 102014

Super moon, an astronomical phenomenon with a sky dominated by the bright full moon, can be best seen Sunday evening.

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Super Moon seen from Faliraki, Rhodes Island, Greece

The event can be observed starting at 9:12 p.m., when the moon will be only 356,896 kilometers away from Earth.

According to astronomers, “Super Moon”, a term coined by astronomer Richard Nolle in 1979, consists of overlapping of Full Moon/New Moon phases at perigee position – the nearest point of Earth satellite’s orbit.

The phenomenon is considered trivial from an astronomical point of view regarding the fact that during a year, on average 4 to 6 “Super Moon” can be spotted.

In this period Perseids are viewable, astronomers recommending those who want to see the swarm of meteors, to go outside of cities, where the air pollution is lesser.

Aug 022014

Social network Facebook faced technical issues on Friday when the site content became unavailable for some users.

A number of visitors who tried to access the network around 9:15 a.m. Pacific Time, received the following message: “Sorry, Something Went Wrong. We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can”.

So far it is yet unknown the severity of the technical malfunction or why the site crashed.

“We are aware that some people have problems accessing Facebook. We are working to bring things back to normal as quickly as possible,” a spokesperson for Facebook said in an e-mail.

According to Reuters, Facebook’s temporary failure was mainly reported in the U.S., Chile and India.

A number of users unveiled the same problem also in Europe.

Aug 012014

Belarusian Valentin Belkevich (Valyantsin Byalkevich), the former captain of the Ukrainian football team Dynamo Kiev, died on Friday (August 1, 2014) due to a blood clot. He was 41.

Valentin Belkevich

Former Dynamo Kiev and Belarus midfielder Valentin Belkevich died 41 (Credit: internet)

Valentin Belkevich played as a midfielder and had 56 national selections for Belarus, scoring 10 goals. He also played 317 matches for Dinamo Kiev from 1996 to 2008, scoring 70 goals.

With FC Dynamo Kyiv, Valentin Belkevich was a seven-time title winner and part of the team that reached the 1998/99 UEFA Champions League semi-finals. He earned also and six Cups of Ukraine with the same team.

“Death has taken Valentin from our ranks,” said an official Dynamo statement. “We express our deepest condolences to relatives, friends and everyone who knew this wonderful person and incredible professional.”

In August 1995, when legitimized with Dinamo Minsk, Belkevich had no right to play against the University of Craiova in the UEFA Cup, being suspended one year for using anabolic steroids. The midfielder had tested positive in September 1994, during a UEFA Cup match.

After his retirement in 2009, he became the coach of Dynamo Kiev’s junior team, then of its the youth team.

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