miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2016

Our golden boy Calderón quits ÑBA

For a start, I am going to write about José Manuel Calderón. He was born in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain on 28th September, 1981. He is a prefessional basketball player; he plays so well that he is often called Mr. Catering. Nowadays, he plays in Los Angeles Lakers of the NBA as base and wears the number 5. Since 2009 he has collaborated with UNICEF. 

On the one hand, he has played in the Toronto Raptors,Detroit Piston, Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks. He also played in Spanish teams before he went to NBA.

On the other hand, he has won three Olympic medals, silver in 2008 and in 2012 and bronze this year. With the Spanish national team he also has too many important awards. He won four Eurobasket titles, a gold among them and another gold in the FIBA World Championship in 2011, which was celebrated in Lithuania.

All in all, he is the fourth Spanish that plays in the NBA, after Fernando Martín, Pau Gasol and Raúl López. I think he is such a great player. He might have a bigger impact in LA, because he decided to quit the Spanish national team to concentrate more in his team.

US nuclear force still uses floppy disks

To begin with, a floppy disk, diskette or disk became popular in the 1970s. A standard 8in, the same as 200mm, floppy disk had 237.25kB of storage space, it was enough for 15 seconds of audio. Dell stopped making computers with unbuilt floppy disks in 2003. Nowadays, very few manufactures make them, and they are used by the US nuclear weapons force.

On the one hand, The Pentagon is the headquarters of the US Department of Defense, which is located in Airlington in Virginia. It was designed by an American architect called George Bergstrom. It is one of the largest building in the world.

A report said that the Pentagon from now until 2020 will replace all the system, because the replacement parts for the system are difficult to find as they are so obsolete.

On the other hand, “give up” means stop doing, trying and surrender.