This week in news: Sept. 19-23

Some of the most important things that happened this week are highlighted here on Sequoit Media.


Paola Perez

Many events occurred this week, ranging from Hurricane Fiona to cheetahs roaming again in India.

Hurricane Fiona 

Hurricane Fiona is currently causing flooding and mudslides throughout the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico. 

According to The Weather Channel, The Hurricane made landfall early Monday morning, and the center is currently near the northern coast of the Dominican Republic. Fiona is forecasted to stay away from the U.S. East Coast. It may be a significant threat to Bermuda, Atlantic Canada as well as Turks and Caicos. 

Fiona is bringing damaging winds and flooding rainfall. A rain gauge in Prince, Puerto Rico, measured just over 27 inches of rain in 24 hours. 

Green Bay Packers vs. Chicago Bears 

Sunday night, the Packers played the Bears at Lambeau Field. The Packers vs. Bears is a famous rivalry, with the Packers having won seven years straight. 

According to ESPN, quarterback Aaron Rodgers continued the domination of the Bears, taking the team to a 27-10 victory. 

Rodgers mentioned that A.J. Dillon and Aaron Jones were major contributors to the win. 

Dull and Boring

Located in Perthshire, Scotland, there is a small town named Dull. Dull has a population of 84 people who all agree Dull is a very negative, woeful name for a town. 

According to Good News Network, Dull is not alone. In Oregon, there is a town of 8,000 people named Boring. Dull and Boring are officially sister cities. 

The mastermind behind the project was Elizabeth Leighton. This gave a flash of excitement to the tiny village of Dull. 

Cheetahs are prowling India once more

Cheetahs have not been spotted in India for more than 75 years. 

According to The New York Times, that is no longer the case when eight arrived in Central India after a flight from Africa. Scientists are curious whether the top predator population can be brought back to life where they were once hunted to extinction. 

A massive convoy of politicians and supporters traveled to India to welcome these big cats to their new homes. A military aircraft took the cheetahs to Kuno National Park in Madhya Pradesh, India, where they will hopefully survive and thrive. 

TSA’s Cutest Canine 

Ebbers, a bomb-detecting dog, was named TSA’s cutest canine. He has been working for 10 years and has just retired. 

According to CBS News, they honored Ebbers with one last training exercise. When he sniffed out the “explosive,” he was given an avalanche of toys. 

Ebbers handler Jean Carney says she is excited to let him enjoy the last few years just being a dog. 

San Francisco 49ers Trey Lance suffers an injury 

Trey Lance is the starting quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers. Lance suffered a season-ending ankle injury in Sunday night’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. 

According to ESPN, Lance’s procedure was successful, and the doctors repaired a fibula fracture and a ligament disruption.

Lance shared a tweet saying how he is ready to attack the rehab process. Although he will not be able to come back for this season, the 49ers team physician Dr. Tim McAdams is confident 

Lance will make a full recovery and be back for the 2023 season. 

“Don’t Worry Darling”

“Don’t Worry Darling,” starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, was finally released. It is an American psychological thriller directed by Olivia Wilde with a screenplay written by Katie Silberman. 

According to Variety, the film has been overshadowed by the recent off-screen controversies. It is still expected to generate $17-$20 million on opening weekend. 

Ukraine War updates

Unfortunately, war remains in Ukraine; Russia has now invaded 20% of Ukraine. However, Ukrainian troops supposedly took control of Belohorska near the city of Lysychansk. 

According to The Washington Post, the United States has signed an agreement with Ukraine with the purpose of coming together to bring justice for crimes committed by Russian troops. 

Additionally, Russia is planning to hold a referendum in hopes to gain the Luhansk and Donetsk regions of eastern Ukraine.

Spotify is taking over

Spotify is a worldwide streaming and media service. Typically people use Spotify for music or podcasts, but they are expanding to audiobooks as well. 

According to The New York Times, Spotify made the audiobook market more competitive with its announcement. They now offer more than 300,000 titles, including best-selling authors like Michelle Obama, Colleen Hoover and Stephen King. 

The use of digital books and audiobooks is becoming increasingly popular over the past few years. Now Spotify is becoming a part of the trend.