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Saintel Daily: A Week In Review – June 1, 2019

Technology

Dwayne Johnson and Under Armour have teamed up for a new product. Under Armour made the announcement of the Project Rock True Wireless In-Ear Headphones this week. These are fitness-focused earbuds that are designed to be sweat proof and to stay in your ears even during the most intense workout. What might be even more amazing is that Under Armour claims that the headphones get about 5 hours of continuous playback on a full charge. They also come with a charging case that can add about 20 hours of listening time. These start at $199 and are definitely going to give Apple’s AirPods a run for their money.

Sports

Everyone in Toronto is cheering for their home team to take the NBA finals this year. TV ratings for Game 1 of the NBA finals confirm what many Canadians already know – it’s not just Toronto who supports the team, but the entire country. In fact, 7.4 million Canadians tuned in to watch the Raptors take on the Golden State Warriors this past week. While 7.4 million might not seem like a lot, there are only 37 million people that live in the Country. To put that into perspective, that is less than the number of people who live in the state of California. That’s slightly less than 1/4 of the population, but for a country that is known for hockey, these are some pretty incredible numbers.

Politics

Special counsel Robert Mueller has indicated that he doesn’t want to testify before Congress about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Which is going to cause some issues with House Democrats. The more interesting piece of information that was revealed is that Mueller isn’t able to clear President Trump of obstruction charges. He made this announcement in person, which will add some fuel to the impeachment fire. What Mueller has done is he has handed off the issue about holding President Trump accountable to Congress.

Music

American Airlines has changed a policy that will now allow passengers to check their musical equipment as standard baggage without requiring them to pay the oversized baggage fee. Before the policy change, a passenger could expect to pay $150 in oversized baggage fees for a checked oversized musical instrument or sporting equipment on a domestic flight. Now, the standard $30 fee applies to the two categories (sports equipment as well) of baggage, provided they fall within the airline’s maximum weight and dimensions prescriptions. The checked oversized bag will count towards the customer’s normal bag allowance.

Movies & Television

Warner Bros. has officially tapped Robert Pattinson to play the new Batman. But you’re going to have to wait until 2021 until you’re able to see the movie. Pre-production of the movie is expected to start this summer, and no official date has been set for the filming to begin. Affleck starred as Batman in two titles directed by Zack Snyder: 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and 2017’s “Justice League.” Both films received mixed reviews and were a disappointment for Warner Bros. in its efforts to compete with Marvel Studios in the superhero realm. Will Pattinson be able to revive the series? I mean, after all, there is no better superhero than Batman.