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Shark Scoop - October 17, 2021

Shark Scoop is a weekly roundup of five stories that examine developments in global, national, and local news, as well as a top headline in entertainment and sports.


Clean Energy Program Fails in US Senate

The struggle to pass a new reconciliation bill continues with the new proposal of a $150 billion clean energy program. The program, known as the Clean Electricity Performance Program (CEPP), is the most extensive climate measure proposed in a long time. The CEPP plan would pay electric utility companies that switch from fossil fuels to renewable or clean energy sources and implement hefty fines on those that don’t. While the measure seems like a good idea, it is unlikely to pass with Democrat Joe Manchin objecting. Decision isn't final yet, but spending bill negotiators are working on other ways to achieve cuts in greenhouse gas.

Kyrie Irving to Sit out Nets 2021-2022 Season

The Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard Kyrie Irving won’t be playing any home games this season due to his refusal to get vaccinated for COVID. Irving’s refusal of vaccine is not in compliance with Nets vaccine mandate and in turn also does not meet the New City vaccine requirements for indoor events. The current 2021-2022 schedule for the Nets shows that they will be playing 41 games at home and two games against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden. Players who do not comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for the games they miss.

Hello, It’s Me — Adele — With a Brand New Album

For the first time in six years, Adele is back with a new single, “Easy on Me”. The British superstar teased fans with a new song early this week to help promote the upcoming release of her fourth album next month. Adele, 33, mentioned during an Instagram live video that the album is filled with emotions from her recent divorce. She told CBS News, "I've learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way. I've shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones," The album titled “30” releases Nov. 19th.

Goodbye, Mr. Bond: Saying Farewell to Daniel Craig's 007

The new James Bond movie, No Time To Die, premiered October 8th and it's said to be the last in starring Daniel Craig who has held the role since 2006. The long-awaited film began production in 2016 and was eventually delayed by the COVID 19 pandemic. The film received generally positive reviews and is seen as a fitting conclusion to Craig’s time as 007. So far, the film has grossed $400 million worldwide making it the 8th highest grossing film of 2021.

MLB Playoffs Reach Final 4

After a truly riveting season, four teams remain in the MLB playoffs: the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Los Angeles Dodgers, and the Atlanta Braves. The San Francisco Giants seemed to be headed for the World Series with 107 wins in the regular season, however a disputed check swing call on Wilmer Flores ended the Giants season in their final game against the Dodgers. The NLCS playoffs began on October 16th with the Atlanta Braves and the LA Dodgers. The Braves walked away with their first win of the series after a stolen base by Ozzie Albies and walk off hit, courtesy of Austin Riley.

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