International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.

On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106. The holiday was observed for the first time on October 1, 1991.

The holiday is celebrated by raising awareness about issues affecting the elderly, such as senescence and elder abuse. It is also a day to appreciate the contributions that older people make to society.

This holiday is similar to National Grandparents Day in the United States and Canada as well as Double Ninth Festival in China and Respect for the Aged Day in Japan. The observance is a focus of ageing organizations and the United Nations Programme on Ageing.

1st October (2021): International Coffee Day

International Coffee Day (1 October) is an occasion that is used to promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage, with events now occurring in places across the world. The first official date was 1 October 2015, as agreed by then International Coffee Organization and was launched in Milan. This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses offer free or discounted cups of coffee. Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking. Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards as well as free e-cards.

At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014, a decision was taken by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015.

Various events have been held, called Coffee Day or National Coffee Day, with many of these on or around September 29.

The exact origin of International Coffee Day is unknown. An event was first promoted in Japan in 1983 by The All Japan Coffee Association (全日本コーヒー協会). In the United States “National Coffee Day” was mentioned publicly as early as 2005. The name “International Coffee Day” was first used by the Southern Food and Beverage Museum, which called a press conference on 3 October 2009 to celebrate it and to announce the first New Orleans Coffee Festival. It was promoted in China by the International Coffee Organization, first celebrated in 1997, and made into an annual celebration in early April 2001. Taiwan first celebrated International Coffee Day in 2009. Nepal first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 November 2005. Indonesia, which first celebrated National Coffee Day on 17 August 2006, celebrates it on the same day as Indonesia’s Independence Day.

1st Otcober (2021) International Music Council

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The International Music Council (IMC) was created in 1949 as UNESCO‘s advisory body on matters of music. It is based at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France, where it functions as an independent international non-governmental organization. Its primary aim is to facilitate the development and promotion of international music-making.

The IMC currently consists of some 120 members, divided into four categories (National Music Councils, International Music Organisations, Regional Music Organisations, National and specialized organisations in the field of arts and culture). It is represented by regional councils in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Their task is to develop and support programmes specifically tailored to the needs of the IMC members and partners in their region.

The International Music Council advocates for access to music to all, through a set of values which are at the basis of the action of both the International Music Council and its regional councils. Those core beliefs have been gathered under the name of Five Music Rights.

The Five Music Rights were first proclaimed in Tokyo during the International Music Council’s General Assembly of 2001, and have since been promoted by the International Music Council and related bodies, through advocacy activities, programmes and other initiatives (such as the Music Rights Awards and the appointment of the ” Music Rights Champions”).

The principles contained in the Five Music Rights (originally written in English) have been translated into French, Spanish, Arabic, and Mandarin Chinese.

IMC undertakes many initiatives within the music ecosystem – such as developing projects, organizing conferences, awarding prizes, etc. Projects are international, regional and sometimes local and are often supported by international, intergovernmental and supranational organizations.

Mick Jagger had himself photographed outside a bar in Charlotte, North Carolina, where no one recognized him.

Who said Mick Jagger is world famous? It can happen to everyone to turn in some places without being recognized. Also to the frontman of the Rolling Stones, one of the most famous and iconic bands in history. This was demonstrated by the singer-songwriter himself, who on social media on September 30th shared a photograph of him with a beer outside a very small bar in Charlotte, North Carolina. A bar where, according to local newspapers, no one would have recognized him!

Immediately after a concert at Bank of America Stadium, the Stones took some rest and Jagger took the opportunity to have a beer in a tiny local bar. According to reports from Ultimate Classic Rock, the club staff confirmed that no one had noticed the rock star’s presence inside the bar. The enthusiasm was triggered by the post with the photo published by the artist on social media in the afternoon.

“Thirsty Beaver co-owner Brian Wilson informed me that Mick Jagger went unnoticed last night,” Joe Bruno, a reporte from a local broadcaster, explained on social media, sharing the singer’s post. Apparently the people to the right of him in the photo had also bought tickets to the Stones concert, but they didn’t realize that the band’s frontman was right next to them. Below is Jagger’s post with the photo that sparked an incredible media case.

♬ DOJA CAT – Woman


Hey, woman
Hey, woman

Let me be your woman
Woman, woman, woman (Ayy)
I can be your woman
Woman, woman, woman (Ayy)
Let me be your woman
Woman, woman, woman (Ayy)
I can be your woman
Woman, woman, woman (Ayy)

What you need?
She give tenfold, come here, papa, plant your seed
She can grow it from her womb, a family
Provide lovin’ overlooked and unappreciated, you see (Yeah)
You can reciprocate
I got delicious taste, you need a woman’s touch in your place
Just protect her and keep her safe
Baby, worship my hips and waist
So feminine with grace
I touch your soul when you hear me say, “Boy”
Let me be your woman

Let me be your woman
Woman, woman, woman
I can be your woman
Woman, woman, woman
Let me be your woman
Woman, woman, woman (Ayy)
I can be your woman
Woman, woman, woman

I can be your lady, I’m a woman
I’m a motherfucker, but they got a problem
Put some babies in your life and take away the drama
Put that paper in the picture like a diorama
Gotta face a lot of people of the opposite
‘Cause the world told me, “We ain’t got the common sense”
Gotta prove it to myself that I’m on top of shit
And you will never know a god without the goddesses
Honest, it’s fuckin’ honest, get
And I could be on everything
I mean I could be the leader, head of all the states
I could smile and jiggle it ’til his pockets empty
I could be the CEO, just look at Robyn Fenty
And I’ma be there for you ’cause you on my team, girl
Don’t ever think you ain’t hella these niggas dream girl
They wanna pit us against each other
When we succeedin’ for no reasons
They wanna see us end up like we Regina on Mean Girls
Princess or queen, tomboy or king (Yeah)
You’ve heard a lot, you’ve never seen (Nah)
Mother Earth, Mother Mary rise to the top
Divine feminine, I’m feminine (Why?)

Woman (Daddy)
Let me be your woman (Let me be your—)
Woman, woman, woman (Let me be your—)
I can be your woman
Woman, woman, woman (Daddy)
Let me be your woman (I know)
Woman, woman, woman (Daddy)
I can be your woman (I know)
Woman, woman, woman

Eee, eee, eee (Hey, woman)
Eee, eee, eee (Hey, woman)
Hey (Hey woman)
Mm-hmm, mm-hmm (Woman)
(Hey, woman)
(Hey, woman)

Leggett Loomed. Leggett Logged.

Life is Like a Bike

My son is a rock climber. He often speaks of the crux of a problem, meaning the most difficult crucial piece one must be able to do to complete his climb.

The Leggett Hill Climb has that reputation for the Pacific Coast ride. It loomed. I harbored trepidation about it. I’ve climbed Skyline Drive back home and Wolf Creek Pass at over 10,000 feet in Colorado, but this one caused me concern.

Just before we tackled the climb, we bought brownies at Peg House, to reward ourselves upon succeeding. Kurt didn’t get the memo and ate his before the climb. He claims that is why he succeeded.

The harder the task, the smaller I make the intermediary goals. When it’s really hard, it might be that I tell myself I want to reach a wild fennel plant just 10 feet ahead. A close goal arrives quickly and then I get…

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Good Morning

Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss

The sun had just begun to show itself this morning when I had my first look at the outside world and the Jura managed to get the first rays. Otherwise it was quite misty in the distance.

And now we have October already. How fast this year has gone, summer seemed to be gone in a flash and now time to fetch out the winter warm jackets and get the hats ready. However, we are still having temperatures during the day of 20° C, although not more. In the morning it is quite fresh outside. Yesterday it was a quiet day in our area, being St Urs Day which is the town saint and the stores being closed. This did not bother me so much as I was at home baking the daily bread and generally taking it easy.

This morning I gathered all my special plants, mainly orchids, together…

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