On Tuesday March 22 the Euroleague 2010/2011 quarterfinals will start. This round will be played in a playoff series to the best of five games in which each team that was ranked first in their group will face one of the Top 16 teams that finished second in another group.
Last night the Miami Heat have avenged the hard defeat they suffered to the San Antonio Spurs on March 4 – not months ago – defeating them 110-80, winning with the same 30 points gap they suffered in San Antonio.
With the failure of the negotiations for the renewal of the collective agreement the players’ union has been decertified because that way it’s easier for them to take legal actions against the owners with the antitrust. Owners have started the lock out, therefore stopping all activities with the exception of the draft, to be held in late April.
After the return to Earth that took place yesterday the Space Shuttle Discovery has been retired. At the end of this mission the Space Shuttle Discovery has flown nearly 150 million miles during 39 flights for a total of 5,247 orbits in 322 days divided over 27 years of distinguished service and in this case it’s not just rhetoric. With these numbers the Discovery is the spaceship that was used the most.
In Bolingbrook, Illinois, USA, the Fountaindale Public Library is being officially inaugurated, a new high-tech library costing nearly $40 millions. This new library is equipped with TV screens because it has in its catalog DVDs as well, over one hundred terminals connected to the Internet and automated systems for managing the loans, all divided over three floors.