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NFL players use new helmets!

The opening of NFL teams’ training camps this week brings its share of surprises. Beyond the players trying to break into the lineup, the new helmets called Guardian Caps are turning heads.

NFL teams are complying with a new league directive for training camp. With the addition ofGuardian Caps on players’ current helmets, the NFL hopes toreduce the number of head injuries to its athletes.

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According to the league, the helmet’s embossed coating creates a soft shell layer that can significantly reduce the impact of shocks during a helmet-to-helmet collision. Players in certain positions deemed more at risk are required to wearGuardian Caps between the start of training camp and the second preseason game.

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Some teams, like the Pittsburgh Steelers, even require other players to wear them as well.

The Guardian Cap was adopted at the league’s annual meetings in March as part of the NFL’s ongoing efforts to reduce head injuries during practice.

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In 2021, 187 concussions were seen in the NFL during the regular season and preseason games. A significant improvement from the worst year for this, in 2017, 281concussions were recorded.

The NFL season will get underway on September 8, when the Buffalo Bills take on the last Super Bowl champions, the Los Angeles Rams.

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2016

Morocco’s Mohammed VI switches on world’s largest solar plant near Ouarzazate. Planned to power 1 million homes when fully completed 2018.

2004

Facebook, a mainstream online social networking site, is founded by Mark Zuckerberg.

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1997

A civil jury in California found O.J. Simpson liable in the death of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.

1988

Panamanian General Manuel Noriega indicted by US federal grand jury for drug trafficking and racketeering.

1977

“Rumours” 11th studio album by Fleetwood Mac is released (Grammy Album of the Year)

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1976

XII Winter Olympic Games open in Innsbruck, Austria.

1970

“Patton” directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and starring George C. Scott premieres in New York (Academy Awards Best Picture 1971).

1945

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin meet at Yalta in the Crimea to discuss the final phase of World War II.

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1932

III Winter Olympic Games open in Lake Placid, New York.

1924

First Winter Olympic games close at Chamonix. The Toronto Granite Club hockey team brings home the Gold Medal for Canada in ice hockey.

1789

Electors unanimously chose George Washington to be the first president of the United States.

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1783

Britain declared a formal cessation of hostilities with its former colonies, the United States of America.

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A video of a “cuddly” panda goes viral!

A baby panda was filmed hugging a human being who is taking care of him. This sequence is really cute, which has allowed this video to become one of the “cutest” of the last days.

In the video, we see the panda clinging to the guardian, who is kindly taking care of the evolution and health of the baby giant panda, remember.

The panda in question is called Fubao, he holds the leg of the zookeeper so that he gives him love and stays close to him. This sequence happened in South Korea and the video went viral, reaching more than 4 million people on YouTube.

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For your information, a fully grown giant panda weighs between 80 and 125 kg, and its size varies between 1.50 and 1.80 meters long, which makes this beautiful animal quite intimidating.

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Powerful flames destroy a building in Montreal and make families homeless

A building on Sherbrooke Street, located a few steps from Carignan Street, in Montreal, has thrown no less than 20 families into the street because of a very violent fire, which broke out in the middle of the coldest stretch of the winter so far, reports TVA Nouvelles.

The three-storey building in question contains a commercial space and housing on the upper floors, according to reports.

A hundred firefighters headed to the scene in an attempt to control the aggressive flames, which were reported to have started at around 7:50 a.m. Friday morning.

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At the time of writing, it is not known if the fire has been brought under control and the health status of the building’s residents is unknown. As for the cause of this fire, it remains unknown until now.

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