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Sir David Attenborough Dazzles Prince George During a Visit to Kensington Palace

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It’s rare for the Cambridges to mix business with pleasure, but when it came to meeting a world famous conservationist, Prince William and Kate couldn’t resist.

After a private outdoor viewing of Sir David Attenborough’s new film A Life On Our Planet at Kensington Palace last week, William arranged for Kate and their three children to meet the world-famous naturalist and much-loved national treasure.

Clutching a copy of the wildlife expert’s new book, William seemed thrilled for his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis to meet the 94-year-old, who is the same age as  the Queen, whom he has met many times. The Queen granted Sir David a CBE for his work in 1974 before knighting him 1985 for his extraordinary work showcasing the natural world.

During last week’s meeting Sir David gave Prince George a tooth from a giant shark, which the seven-year-old Prince examined closely. Sir David explained to the curious young royal that the scientific name of the tooth is carcharocles megalodon (‘big tooth’).  Sir David found it on a family holiday to Malta in the late 1960s, embedded in the island’s soft yellow limestone, which was laid down during the Miocene period some 23 million years ago. 

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The film, which will premiere in cinemas on Monday before launching on Netflix October 4, is Attenborough’s most personal project to date, described as his witness statement for the natural world. In the film he presents some of the most defining moments of his career as a naturalist and the devastating changes he has seen.

Sir David and the William have been firm friends ever since they appeared together in conversation at Davos in 2019, where they addressed the scale and urgency of the climate crisis. With a shared passion for protecting the natural world, they continue to support one another in their missions to tackle some of the biggest environmental challenges our planet faces. This includes working together on the Duke’s new Earthshot Prize.

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NY Jets: Denzel Mims set to make his NFL debut on Sunday

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The NY Jets have activated rookies Denzel Mims and Cameron Clark off injured reserve.

NY Jets haven’t had much to remain optimistic about this season. But the team provided fans with a necessary dose of positivity on Saturday when it was announced that second-round pick had been activated off injured reserve.

This means that the rookie wideout is finally set to make his NFL debut this Sunday when the Jets take on the Buffalo Bills.

The Jets also announced that they had activated rookie fourth-round pick, off injured reserve. With left guard not expected to play, it will be interesting to see whether the Jets roll with or give the rookie Clark a chance to start.

But the biggest news here is that Mims is finally healthy again, and it couldn’t come at a better time.

The Jets will also see the returns of both and in Week 7 providing a much-needed boost to a lifeless offense. Mims is just the cherry on top of a very fruitful week for Gang Green.

Unfortunately, they will likely be without as the dynamic slot receiver has been downgraded to doubtful with a groin injury. So even with Mims returning, the Jets still won’t have their projected trio of starting receivers.

The NY Jets are excited to see the debut of Denzel Mims.

Mims starred at Baylor finishing his senior season with 66 catches for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns. Considered a borderline first-round prospect, Mims surprisingly fell to the end of the second round where the Jets quickly snagged him.

The Jets are understandably high on Mims, but they haven’t had much of an opportunity to look at him to this point as the 23-year-old injured his hamstring just prior to the start of training camp.

After multiple setbacks, Mims was placed on IR to begin the year where he spent the first six weeks of the season. But now that he’s back, all eyes will be on the former first-team All-Big 12 when he makes his NFL debut in Week 7.

Expectations should understandably be curbed given the little time Mims has had to practice, but there’s no doubt that he will be one of the most talented receivers on either side come Sunday.

The 2020 season hasn’t been kind to Jets fans. But Denzel Mims’ return provides some semblance of optimism in a very pessimistic campaign.

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Atlanta Falcons: Final predictions for Week 7 matchup against the Lions

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The Atlanta Falcons take on the Detroit Lions Sunday afternoon at Mercedes Benz Stadium.

In Raheem Morris’s first game as the Atlanta Falcons head coach, he was able to snap their five-game losing streak under previous head coach Dan Quinn.

The game plan last week for the Falcons was their best in years as was their attention to detail and execution. Yes, people like to make sure everyone knows that Vikings running back was out but that doesn’t change how the Falcons executed.

Will we get that again this week? The Blogging Dirty staff weighs in.

Jeff Benedict –

Like last week, this will be two bad teams facing off against each other and like last week, if the Atlanta Falcons are able to win this game, fans will go nuts. At this point, fans just want to go to 1-15 and grab a top-three pick in the 2021 NFL draft and I don’t blame them.

Former Atlanta Falcons cornerback will not get an opportunity to face his former teammates this week and that will help the Falcons. While he may not be able to stop or , he sure knows all of their secrets and that would have been a big help on the field.

Falcons fans will get a look at first-round corner , who many of them wanted the Falcons to trade up and get. While that did not happen, I will say after just six games, the Falcons got the best corner in this draft with A.J. Terrell.

The Atlanta Falcons offense is too good and the Lions defense is trash and that will be the bottom line of this game.

  • Atlanta Falcons: 47
  • Detroit Lions: 27

Ross Terrell –

The last time these two teams matched up the Falcons won on a technicality. But that was payback for when the Lions won in London on a technicality. Consider this the rubber match. versus his good friend .

Numbers would say expect an air raid but the Falcons would be better served to keep this game on the ground. They get their second win in a row in a rather low scoring affair.

  • Atlanta Falcons: 27
  • Detroit Lions:  24

Ethan Johnson –

This should be a great game based off of recent history. The last two meetings have come down to the wire, with each team pulling out a close victory. The Detroit Lions are fighting for a wild card spot, while the Atlanta Falcons will look to build off its dominating victory over the Minnesota Vikings last week.

This game will be close, and I think the Atlanta Falcons pull out the victory on a late-game field goal.

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US doesnt know who its dealing with Erdogan dismisses Washingtons threats over S 400 deployment

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Turkey is not a “tribal state” that can be pushed around, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, dismissing the American warnings over its procurement of Russian-made S-400 anti-aircraft systems.

Ankara will see through the deployment of its S-400 systems, which will not be disrupted by any threats or sanctions, Erdogan made clear, speaking in the eastern Turkish city of Malatya on Sunday. The Turkish leader even dared Washington to go ahead and introduce any S-400-related sanctions it might be planning.

You don’t know who you’re dealing with. Whatever sanctions you have, don’t keep us waiting – introduce them. We paid for the F-35. You threatened us. You said, ‘Send the S-400s back to Russia.’ We are not a tribal state. We’re Turkey.

Erdogan’s tirade comes in response to recent remarks by the Pentagon, which, on Friday, blasted Turkey’s tests of the Russian-made systems. The US Department of Defense said it condemned the tests “in the strongest possible terms,” warning that Ankara’s activities might yield “serious consequences for our security relationship.”

“We have been clear and unwavering in our position: an operational S-400 system is not consistent with Turkey’s commitments as a US and NATO ally,” the Pentagon said.

Turkey’s military, however, insists that’s not the case. On Saturday, Defense Minister Hulusi Akar spoke on the S-400 issue. Striking a significantly more reserved tone than Erdogan, the official insisted the S-400 procurement does not mean Turkey is alienating itself from NATO. Akar then pointed fingers at other nations within the alliance who operate Russian-made weaponry, namely S-300 air defense systems, taking a thinly veiled jab at Turkey’s neighbor and rival, Greece.

The S-400 purchase has been a major issue in US-Turkey relations for months. The controversial procurement has resulted in Turkey’s exclusion from America’s F-35 fighter jet program, and the country has been threatened with additional restrictions. Ankara bought the S-400s from Russia as part of a $2.5 billion contract last year, and the systems are expected to become fully operational by the end of 2020.

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