Enzo Bearzot, a legend of football particularly remembered as manager of Italian national football team, died this morning. Today we lose a symbol of a different football, a manager always up to the challenge but without big vocal displays, a man who won what he won focusing on the moral strength of players united to achieve a purpose.
The novel “The Dosadi Experiment” by Frank Herbert published in 1977 is set in the same universe as “Whipping Star”. The protagonist is once more the saboteur extraordinary Jorj X. McKie who, while working for the BuSab, discovers that the planet Dosadi hosts a secret experiment carried on by a Gowachin faction with help from members of other species.
The Orlando Magic almost rebuilt their team with two important trades completed almost at the same time. The first trade was made with the Phoenix Suns: the Magic sent them guard Vince Carter, center Marcin Gortat, forward Mickael Pietrus, a 2011 first-round pick, and cash in exchange for guard Jason Richardson, forward Hedo Turkoglu, and guard Earl Clark. The second trade was made with the Washington Wizards: the Magic sent them forward Rashard Lewis in exchange for guard Gilbert Arenas.
The great director, screenwriter and producer Blake Edwards died last Wednesday from the complications of pneumonia.
The novel “Whipping Star” by Frank Herbert published in 1970 is set in a far future where human kind and other intelligent species formed a common organization called ConSentiency. The protagonist Jorj X. McKie is a saboteur extraordinary from the BuSab who is investigating the disappearance of the Calebans, one of the intelligent species who some time earlier had offered the other species the use of jumpdoors to let them travel instantly anywhere in the universe.