hanging out the dirty laundry…

There are various sayings and idioms in various languages ​​and cultures about drying laundry …
In Italian in particular, the saying is a little different: it is said “wash the clothes in the family” …
In any case, the sense of the drawing of the brilliant Pawel Kuczysnki is to hang out the dirty clothes …
The network is a large community and social networks have various ways of setting the circle of people on which to share their content. In any case, sharing is often like hanging out dirty clothes, especially when social media becomes a trivial means with which to communicate, because it becomes all superficial and devoid of any knowledge.

The ‘cover photos’ are coming to WhatsApp

There are several features coming to WhatsApp, and among them the development team is working on the cover photos. The “cover photos”, so we could translate them into Italian, will be used to enrich the profile of WhatsApp Business accounts in order to be more recognizable. Together with the “collections”, that is the new method for managing the Catalog, the novelty is designed to put users in contact with companies more and more so that the latter can offer a better support service via chat.

The team behind the messaging app is working to make it possible to configure a cover photo in WhatsApp Business company profiles, a feature that currently seems not to be provided for standard accounts. At the moment it is only present on some selected accounts of users who have decided to participate in the beta program, so not all participants can try it today on their devices. When enabled on your Business profile, the cover photo will be displayed behind the profile photo, and the ability to edit it.

The manager of the WhatsApp Business account can modify the cover photo, through a key represented by a stylized camera: the admin can select an already present photo or take a new one with the camera of the device in use. Once chosen, it will appear on the profile page of the account, along with the traditional profile photo that can also be entered today. The cover photo will be visible to all users who visit the WhatsApp Business account profile, both on iPhone and on any Android device.

As usual, the novelty has been spotted by the prolific WABetaInfo, which, however, does not have information regarding the timing of the release of the novelty. The cover photo is currently under development, and the company has not yet released official information on the matter. Like every feature under test (for example the Reactions on WhatsApp we talked about recently), developers could decide to delete it, without ever presenting it on the stable client for end users.

Ukraine-Russia war: ‘Russian attack on Wednesday 16 February’.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has been informed that the day of the Russian attack will be Wednesday 16 February.

CNN reports it in a breaking news.

Zelensky declared Wednesday, February 16, the potential date of the Russian attack according to the US alert, “day of unity”.

There has been a “dramatic acceleration” in the deployment of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border. US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this, calling on “all Americans still in Ukraine to leave the country immediately”.

Some Russian troops near the Ukrainian border have started moving into “attack positions”. CBS reports this, quoting an American official, according to whom Moscow has moved part of the long-range artillery into firing position.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and US President Joe Biden agreed that “an opportunity remains” to resolve the crisis in Ukraine “with diplomacy”. Downing Street made it known after the phone call between the two leaders.

“We do not believe that Vladimir Putin has already made a final decision” on the possible attack against Ukraine: Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, reiterating that military action is possible “at any time”. Kirby, however, did not want to enter into the merits of intelligence information that the scheduled day for the attack would be Wednesday.

Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin will be visiting Brussels, Poland and Lithuania from Tuesday: US Defense spokesman John Kirby announced this.

“There is a chance of finding an agreement with the West,” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov told President Putin. While Defense Minister Shoigu announced that ‘part of the exercises’ of the armed forces in Moscow ‘is ending, another will be completed in the near future’. During the same meeting, the Russian president, quoted by TASS, said that the expansion of NATO eastwards ‘is infinite, very dangerous and takes place at the expense of the former Soviet republics, including Ukraine’.

But the Pentagon reveals: ‘Russia strengthened its military device on the border with Ukraine over the weekend’

Elon Musk donated $ 5.7 billion in Tesla stock to charity!

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has donated roughly $5.7 billion worth of the electric carmaker’s shares to charity.

The donation of 5,044,000 shares was revealed Monday in a filing to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. The shares were gifted last year between November 19 and November 29, according to the filing, which did not name the recipient or recipients of the shares.

Tesla’s stock was trading above $1,000 per share at the time of the donations. The donated shares were worth $5.7 billion based on the average of the highest and lowest quoted price on the date of the transaction.

The charitable giving would make Musk the second biggest US donor in 2021. Tesla’s CEO trails only Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, who gave $15 billion last year, in an annual ranking by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

15th February (’22): National Flag of Canada Day

National Flag of Canada Day (French: Jour du drapeau national du Canada), commonly shortened to Flag Day, is observed annually on February 15 to commemorate the inauguration of the flag of Canada on that date in 1965. The day is marked by flying the flag, occasional public ceremonies and educational programs in schools. It is not a public holiday, although there has been discussion about creating one.

Background

A poll conducted in 1958 showed that Canadians wanted a flag that was not based on the flag of Britain.

Amid much controversy, the Parliament of Canada in 1964 voted to adopt a new design for the Canadian flag and issued a call for submissions.

This flag would replace the Canadian Red Ensign, which had been, with various successive alterations, in conventional use as the national flag of Canada since 1868. Nearly 4,000 designs were submitted by Canadians. On October 22, 1964, the Maple Leaf flag—designed by historian George Stanley—won with a unanimous vote. Under the leadership of Prime Minister Lester Pearson, resolutions recommending the new design were passed by the House of Commons on December 15, 1964, and by the Senate two days later.

The flag was proclaimed by Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, on January 28, 1965, and took effect “upon, from and after” February 15 that year.

Flag Day

National Flag of Canada Day was instituted in 1996 by an Order in Council from Governor General Roméo LeBlanc, on the initiative of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. At the first Flag Day ceremony in Hull, Quebec, Chrétien was confronted by demonstrators against proposed cuts to the unemployment insurance system, and while walking through the crowd grabbed by the neck and pushed aside a protester who had approached him.

In 2010, on the flag’s 45th anniversary, federal ceremonies were held to mark Flag Day at Ottawa, Winnipeg, St. John’s, and at Whistler and Vancouver in conjunction with the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In 2011, Prime Minister Stephen Harper observed Flag Day by presenting two citizens, whose work honoured the military, with Canadian flags that had flown over the Peace Tower. It was announced as inaugurating an annual recognition of patriotism.

15th February (’22): Singles Awareness Day

Singles Awareness Day (or Singles Appreciation Day) is celebrated on February 15 each year. It is an unofficial holiday celebrated by single people. It serves as a complement to Valentine’s Day for people who are single, and not married or in a romantic relationship. It is a celebration of love in all forms recognizing the love between friends, family and loving yourself. Some people who observe Singles Awareness Day do so out of spite for Valentine’s Day, as a Hallmark holiday, or for other reasons.

Singles awareness day is also referred to as an antithesis of Valentine’s Day, especially when celebrated on February 14.

The United Kingdom has two ‘days’ attributed to highlighting single status. Since Single Awareness Day spells SAD and a group of dating experts wanted to highlight a more positive tone, creating National Singles Day. It is celebrated on 11 March with the aim to empower those who identify themselves as single. It is unclear who is behind SAD in the UK.


On Singles Awareness Day, single people gather to celebrate or to commiserate in their single status. Some want to remind romantic couples that they don’t need to be in a relationship to celebrate life.

♬ Elton John & Stevie Wonder – FINISH LINE

LYRIC

You, oh you
Are still a beauty to behold
You’ve been my muse
Every story that I’ve told
Oh, take me back some years
To when we were young without a fear
All along you have been the song that I wanna hear

I’ve been down the darkest alleys
Been to the bottom where the angels cry
Thought it had all been, all for nothing
Until I saw you at the finish line

Forgive me for the ways I’ve let you down
Won’t you give me, another chance to make you proud?
Oh, flash forward twenty years
Forever keep me young and my conscience clear
All along, you have been the song that I wanna hear, ooh yeah, ah

I’ve been down the darkest alleys
Been to the bottom where the angels cry (where the angels cry)
Thought it had all been, all for nothing
Until I saw you at the finish line

Yeah, yeah
Yes, I’ve been down the darkest alleys
Been to the bottom where the angels cry (angels cry)
Thought it had all been, all for nothing
Until I saw you at the finish line (at the finish line)

Oh, I’ve been down the darkest alleys
Been to the bottom watching life go by (watching life go by)
Thought it had all been, all for nothing
Until I saw you at the finish line (at the finish line, yeah, oh, woah)

I’ve been down the darkest alleys
Been to the bottom where the angels cry
Thought it had all been, all for nothing
Until I saw you (saw you) at the finish line