Just a Moment News - 2024-06-22


Hello everyone, welcome to ‘Just a Moment News.’ I’m Erika, and today is June 22, 2024. Let’s dive into some of the day’s intriguing headlines.

First up, we have a thrilling update from the T20 World Cup Super 8s. The Proteas secured a nail-biting seven-run victory against England in St Lucia, keeping their unbeaten streak alive. Quinton de Kock shone brightly with a swift 65 runs off 38 balls, while Anrich Nortje’s crucial final over dismissal of Harry Brook made him South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in T20 World Cups. With this win, South Africa edges closer to the semi-finals, with their eyes set on the upcoming match against the West Indies.

Moving on to the entertainment industry, Cape Town Film Studios, owned by eMedia, played a significant role in the production of Netflix’s hit series ‘One Piece.’ This studio, known for hosting major productions like ‘Black Sails’ and ‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ helped bring the live-action adaptation of the popular manga to life. The project not only topped Netflix charts but also significantly boosted the local economy by creating jobs and spending over forty-eight million dollars on local suppliers.

Next, let’s talk about gaming. Antstream Arcade is set to launch its cloud-based game streaming service for iPhone and iPad next week. This service offers over 1,300 retro games from various classic consoles, and it operates on a subscription model. Unlike traditional emulators, Antstream Arcade streams games directly, requiring no downloads and just a stable internet connection.

In tech news, Bill Gates is backing a unique approach to artificial intelligence through a company called Numenta, led by Jeff Hawkins, co-inventor of the PalmPilot. Numenta focuses on mimicking the human brain’s neocortex to advance AI, diverging from current AI models that rely more on statistical prediction. The Gates Foundation has contributed $2.7 million to support this innovative project.

Switching gears to philanthropy, in Austria, a group of fifty residents has decided on distributing a substantial portion of heiress Marlene Engelhorn’s fortune to seventy-seven charities. This unique approach to wealth redistribution involves the public in decision-making and reflects Engelhorn’s commitment to challenging traditional inheritance structures and promoting economic fairness.

In sports, Formula 1 excitement is set to hit Johannesburg in October. British F1 legend David Coulthard will pilot the Oracle Red Bull Racing RB7 through the streets of Sandton, offering fans a close-up of the thrilling world of Formula 1 racing. The event promises not only high-speed action but also performances by renowned motor sports figures.

Lastly, a new study challenges the long-held belief that Easter Island’s society collapsed due to environmental mismanagement. This research suggests that the island’s inhabitants actually practiced sustainable agriculture and were well-adapted to their environment until European contact disrupted their society.

And in a curious turn of events, a mysterious monolith that appeared in the mountains outside Las Vegas has been removed by authorities. This removal adds another chapter to the global phenomenon of these enigmatic structures, whose origins remain a captivating mystery.

That wraps up our news for today on ‘Just a Moment News.’ I’m Erika, and I hope you found these stories as fascinating as I did. Have a great day, and we’ll catch up on more news soon!

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