26th September: European Day of Languages

The European Day of Languages is observed 26 September, as proclaimed by the Council of Europe on 6 December 2001, at the end of the European Year of Languages (2001), which had been jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union.[1] Its aim is to encourage language learning across Europe.

The general objectives of the European Day of Languages are to:

In keeping with these rules, people, young and old, are encouraged to take up a language, or take special pride in their existing language skills. Also, those responsible for providing access to language learning are encouraged to make it easier for people to learn a range of languages, and to support policy initiatives to promote languages. There is also emphasis on learning a language other than English.

On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe,[2][3] including those for children, television and radio programmes, language classes and conferences. The events are not organised by the Council of Europe or the European Union nor do they allocate special funding (i.e. apart from their existing language programmes) for the day. Member states and potential partners are given a free hand to organise activities. To coordinate the activities organised at national level, the Council of Europe asks participating countries to nominate “National Relay Persons” for the day. The national relay in the UK used to be CILT, the National Centre for Languages.[4]

There are about 225 indigenous languages in Europe – roughly 3% of the world’s total. Most of the European languages are of Indo-European origin. Since the end of the 18th century, the most widespread language of Europe (both in terms of geography and the number of native speakers) has been Russian, which replaced French. Counting only native speakers, approximately 150 million Europeans speak Russian on a daily basis, followed by German (approx. 95 mil.), Turkish (approx. 80 mil.), English and French (each by 65 mil.), Italian ( by 60 mil.), Spanish and Polish (40 mil. each), Ukrainian (30 mil.) and Romanian (26 mil.). As far as foreign language studies are concerned, English is currently the most popular foreign language in Europe, followed by German, French, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

🎵 LA Vision & Gigi D’Agostino – Hollywood

When I listen to the music of gigi d’agostino I remember all the wonderful moments of the early 2000s. Gigi d’agostino is in fact an Italian DJ who was very popular in the first half of the 2000s with some successful hits for the disco. This song came out a few months ago, and both the sound and the notes are very reminiscent of a previous song.

LYRIC

It’s gonna happen tonight
I’m gonna make you feel right
‘Cause you’re in Hollywood
Where the feels are good
No matter what you have done
Let’s wait the morning to come
We’re in Hollywood
Where your dreams come true

And there is something in me
I can’t believe what I see
The dark is taking my mind
Don’t wanna leave you behind

And there is something in me
I can’t believe what I see
The dark is taking my mind
Don’t wanna leave you behind

It’s gonna happen tonight
I’m gonna make you feel right
‘Cause you’re in Hollywood
Where the feels are good
No matter what you have done
Let’s wait the morning to come
We’re in Hollywood
Where the feels are good

Maybe you’re taking too wrong
Maybe you’re getting too high
I only do what I should
But you’re in Hollywood
Where streets are black and blue
And you can make it tonight
Having the time of your life
So what has happened to me?
So what has happened to me?
So what has happened to me?

It’s gonna happen tonight
I’m gonna make you feel right
‘Cause you’re in Hollywood
Where the feels are good
No matter what you have done
Let’s wait the morning to come
We’re in Hollywood
Where your dreams come true

And there is something in me
I can’t believe what I see
The dark is taking my mind
Don’t wanna leave you behind

And there is something in me
I can’t believe what I see
The dark is taking my mind
Don’t wanna leave you behind

Maybe you’re taking too wrong
Maybe you’re getting too high
I only do what I should
But you’re in Hollywood
Where streets are black and blue
And you can make it tonight
Having the time of your life
So what has happened to me?
So what has happened to me?
So what has happened to me?

🎵 Miley Cyrus – Midnight Sky

This song is fantastic: it has a great sound of 80s. It is one of the songs of the moment, although in Italy it is not among the top hits

LYRIC

La-la, la-la, la

Yeah, it’s been a long night and the mirror’s telling me to go home (Home)
But it’s been a long time since I felt this good on my own
Lotta years went by with my hands tied up in your ropes
Forever, and ever, no more (No more)

The midnight sky’s, the road I’m taking
Head high up in the clouds (Oh-whoa)

I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)
Fire in my lungs, can’t bite the devil on my tongue, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you
See my lips, on her mouth, everybody’s talking now, baby
Ooh, you know it’s true, yeah
That I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (Loved by you)

La-la, la-la, la

She got her hair pulled back ’cause the sweat’s dripping off of her face (Her face)
Said it ain’t so bad if I wanna make a couple mistakes
You should know right now that I never stay put in one place
Forever and ever, no more (No more)

The midnight sky’s, the road I’m taking
Head high up in the clouds (Oh-whoa)

I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)
Fire in my lungs, can’t bite the devil on my tongue, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you
See my lips, on her mouth, everybody’s talking now, baby
Ooh, you know it’s true, yeah
That I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)

Oh

I don’t hide, blurry eyes like you
Like you

I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you (By you)
Fire in my lungs, can’t bite the devil on my tongue, you know
I don’t need to be loved by you
See his hands ’round my waist, thought you never be replaced, baby
Ooh, you know it’s true, yeah
That I was born to run, I don’t belong to anyone, oh, no
I don’t need to be loved by you
Yea

La-la, la-la, la
La-la

You know it’s true
You know it’s true
(Loved by you)

A Roma ci sono gli Angeli? — TUTTOLANDIA

Certo! A ponte Sant’Angelo. L’imperatore Adriano lo volle per collegare il suo mausoleo alla riva sinistra del Tevere, risale al 134 d.C. Nel 1535 papa Clemente VII ha fatto collocare all’ingresso del ponte le statue dei Santi Pietro e Paolo che tengono fra le mani rispettivamente le chiavi del Paradiso e una spada, alla base […]

A Roma ci sono gli Angeli? — TUTTOLANDIA

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

Please send your good wildlife (or people) photos in, folks; I am getting a bit nervous. Yes, that’s my default state, but I do need photos. We have three contributors today, the first being from Joshua Lincoln, who contributes a lovely fly: I was looking for dragonflies and butterflies by the Otter Creek near Middlebury, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos — Why Evolution Is True

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger — The Art of Blogging

https://open.spotify.com/embed-podcast/episode/510tdZS2jQlBt2YT4NIF33?si=cVXgg9DzTR-VhQjthiMlKQ

Be honest. Are you where you want to be as a blogger? Are your articles getting shared and discussed and linked to? Are you being mentioned by others in your niche? No? Well… If your posts aren’t getting the traction you want, you might trick yourself into thinking you’re not a good enough blogger. But the […]

5 Steps to Becoming a Better Blogger — The Art of Blogging

14 settembre —

Ciao oggi è lunedì 14 settembre La Luna si trova nel segno di Fuoco del Leone Uno tra i colori associati al segno del Leone è l’arancione. Questo colore esprime fiducia in se stessi ed armonia interiore La Luna dalla fase Ultimo quarto sta procedendo in questi giorni verso la sua fase di Luna nuova […]

14 settembre —

A difficult autumn is expected

A few days of September have already passed and here in Italy you can already feel the change of season. Although the days are still sunny, the temperatures are no longer like the summer ones and going to the beach is only worthwhile on unventilated days and during peak hours.
Almost all of them will have resumed their work, because in September there are few who go on vacation; and most will have already made a plan for the next few months, which are expected to be tough from a social point of view, due to the pandemic that with the reopening of schools (next week) could trigger a new wave with consequent lockdown.

State aid will not be able to last forever, and the blocking of layoffs imposed by the Italian state could end soon .. so the sooner the vaccine is introduced the better it will be for the good of the country. This also applies to the rest of the world. Until now we have been able to observe the effects of the pandemic mainly in the spring period … but autumn is the most difficult period because in addition to the reopening of the schools there will also be the flu and the cold to worsen the situration