ITALY, covid19: The state of emergency will be extended at the end of the year!

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Maybe someone had some doubts or hoped at least that the emergency (at least the peak) had passed, but objectively it was almost obvious that the state of emergency in Italy was extended until the end of the year.
The infections, albeit low, are always there and are constant; they are mainly present in the northern regions, where the population density is clearly higher than in the southern Italian areas.

This news does not provide any good for the markets, which will suffer a further arrest. But frankly in March, when the pandemic broke out, it was clear that this situation would continue all year round. The decisive period will be autumn: with the reopening of the schools, in fact, a further peak of the infections is expected, which hopefully will not reach the levels at the beginning of the year.

Despite all this, there are still those who argue that the emergency is only one invention of the state that wants to impose its own dictatorship. It is true that the infections have decreased but only thanks to social distancing and masks ..

WhatsApp, an avalanche of news arriving on the messaging app

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WhatsApp is the most used messaging app in the world with over two billion people who actively converse and exchange multimedia content with friends, relatives, colleagues and simple contacts. The company, for years now, continuously improves improvements to keep up with the times and, above all, to contrast the increasingly fierce competition from different fronts.

Among the media that can be shared on WhatsApp there are stickers, or adhesives, which represent a way to explicitly express your mood in a creative way. Unlike other apps, WhatsApp allows you to officially share only static stickers, while animated ones can be downloaded directly from the app only after the installation of official updates in the past few hours. Unfortunately, however, WhatsApp did not give precise timing.

The stickers are therefore not new on WhatsApp, beacuse the app allows you to send and receive them for a long time, and also manage them from third-party sources. With the novelty, however, it becomes possible to download animated stickers directly from the application store, through a more reliable procedure than that possible today. The feature has already appeared for the first users on the latest client beta for iOS and Android.

According to rumors not yet officially confirmed, the company would also be working on the implementation of stickers with loop playback, even if the functionality has not yet been introduced on the clients of the service, even in the experimental variants.

The company has made official in the past few hours also several other news, including the arrival of QR codes (which have also appeared on beta versions for some time) to share their account, the dark mode also on WhatsApp Web and WhatsApp Desktop, and also other minor changes:

  • animated stickers: stickers are increasingly used to communicate on WhatsApp, and our users send billions of them every day. We are implementing new packages of animated stickers that are increasingly fun and expressive
  • QR codes: with new functions, adding a new contact will be even easier. To add a new contact, just frame its QR code. You no longer have to enter the number manually
  • dark mode for WhatsApp Web and Desktop: the beloved dark mode now also arrives on the computer
  • improvements to group video calls: now that you can start a video call with 8 participants, we’ve made it easier to focus on one participant at a time. Just hold down his video to view it in full screen. We have also added a video icon in chats with up to 8 participants, so you can start a group video call with one touch
  • the status also arrives on KaiOS: KaiOS users now have the function that allows you to share updates to the status for 24 hours

    As we have already written, unfortunately, the WhatsApp team has not been precise on the timing within which the news will arrive. The blog says that they are scheduled for the “next few weeks”, for users who will update the client to the latest versions available for download.

♫ AVA MAX – King & Queens

 

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If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Can’t live without me, you wanna’ but you can’t, no, no, no
Think it’s funny, but honey, can’t run this show on your own
I can feel my body shake, there’s only so much I can take
I’ll show you how a real queen behaves, oh
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak without a sword
But if I had one, it’d be bigger than yours
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
Disobey me, then baby, it’s off with your head
Gonna change it and make it a world you won’t forget
No damsel in distress, don’t need to save me
Once I start breathin’ fire, you can’t tame me
And you might think I’m weak but that is so wrong
But I’m stronger than I ever was before
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own
In chess, the king can move one space at a time
But queens are free to go wherever they like
You get too close, you’ll get a royalty high
So breathe it in to feel the love
If all of the kings had their queens on the throne
We would pop champagne and raise a toast
To all of the queens who are fighting alone
Baby, you’re not dancin’ on your own

Trump’s new spokesperson debuts: 32-year-old Kayleigh McEnany “I’ll never lie to you”

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday was the day of Kayleigh McEnany’s debut on the podium of the White House in front of the reporters. “I will never lie to you. I give you my word.” Trump’s first spokesman, Sean Spicer, made his debut in 2017 by spreading false information about the crowd rushing to the inauguration of the new president. At thirty-two McEnany succeeds Stephanie Grisham, who with his ten months in the service of the president, has not even had time to acclimatise. She is the youngest to fill the prestigious role of head of communication in the White House. Originally from Tampa, Florida, a republican family, she graduated in law from Harvard, studied in Oxford, was a correspondent for CNN and is very social. It is on Instagram that his whole life flows. Perfect, like in a movie. An important graduation, rich, blonde and with a postcard family: a 29-year-old husband, handsome and athletic, baseball player on the Tampa Bay Rays team and a wonderful little girl of a few months.

Whatsapp: support for multi-device use is coming soon

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The multi-device on WhatsApp will allow you to use the same account on multiple devices, be they smartphones, desktop computers, laptops, and tablets. And, along with support for multi-device, compatibility with iPad should also come. At the moment, however, WhatsApp is far behind the competition, which has supported the multi-device for some time: an account can only be configured on the smartphone, and the latter must be active in order to use the service on other devices as well. Thanks to the novelty, however, WhatsApp will be usable everywhere even if the smartphone is turned off, as is the case on other similar services.

A musical track waiting for TOPGUN Maverick (2) in december 2020

 

While waiting for the film to come out, I will place this instrumental track that resurfaces the mythical topgun with Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released on December 23, 2020, by Paramount Pictures. It was originally scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019, but was moved back a year in August 2018. On March 2, 2020, Paramount moved the film up two days early on June 24, 2020 from its original release date on June 26, 2020. On April 2, 2020, it was announced that the film release was delayed until December 23, 2020 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

 

The autobiography of Val Kilmer, a book entitled “I’m your Huckleberry” was published in the United States in early April. It contains a series of interesting ideas and anecdotes. The actor, who turned 60 on December 31 and who recently had a difficult life due to throat cancer, talks about colleagues and films made, and among these there could not be Top Gun. But it doesn’t end there. Kilmer also tells about his participation in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, where we will see him reprise the role of the fighter pilot Iceman.

In the autobiography Val Kilmer starts from the first film and talks about his initial skepticism towards the project: “I didn’t want the part” – he writes. “I didn’t care about the movie. I wasn’t interested in the story.” Then he goes on to tell of his audition: “I presented myself with the air of an idiot. I was wearing a pair of ridiculous oversize Australian shorts in vomit green. I read the lines as if I didn’t care. And yet, incredibly, they told me that I got the role, which made me feel disheartened rather than gassed. “

14th March: Pi(π) Day

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Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month format), since the fraction ​22⁄7 is a common approximation of π, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from Archimedes.

Two Pi Day, also known as Tau Day for the mathematical constant Tau, is observed on June 28 (6/28 in the month/day format).

In 1988, the earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as a physicist,[8] with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies.[9] The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.

On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (111 H. Res. 224), recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. For Pi Day 2010, Google presented a Google Doodle celebrating the holiday, with the word Google laid over images of circles and pi symbols;  and for the 30th anniversary in 2018, it was a Dominique Ansel pie with the circumference divided by its diameter.

The entire month of March 2014 (3/14) was observed by some as “Pi Month”. In the year 2015, March 14 was celebrated as “Super Pi Day”. It had special significance, as the date is written as 3/14/15 in month/day/year format. At 9:26:53, the date and time together represented the first 10 digits of π.

CORONAVIRUS – The story from Italy: locked up in their own homes.

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Today, 13th March is the second day when most of the citizens are locked up at home, and after the decree implemented on 11 March, only the curfew remains as the most extreme measure. Staying at home is not difficult but often you also need a walk, especially for those who live in the apartment.

We have to stay home until April 3rd. I learn from TV and internet news that today schools have also closed in Germany, where they have now exceeded 2000 co-infected. Many international VIPs have tested positive for Coronavirus and have already postponed some Europa League matches and the first Formula 1 grand prix in Australia.

Things to do at home would be many: the best thing would be to read a few books but often the web diverts our attention, especially with social networks, especially if the VIPs, like the singers, entertain us with their concerts from home, after they ran a whole campaign inviting all citizens to stay home ..

In addition to reading, many could discover the beauty and the art of writing or even drawing (or painting). In practice it can be a period to cultivate one’s passions or even to discover new ones. It is perhaps an unrepeatable period, which can divert us from the frenzy of everyday life and from the gloabal and social world.

The TV would be avoided, even if watching it a little never hurts … Of course if you are with your family it could be a burden to always be with your wife lol …
Every now and then you could go for a walk, for a breath of air, for sports or for the dog, but only if you are in an isolated area and without assemblies of people …

Better to avoid doing stupid things, such as going out to visit a friend or going to party .. in Italy thousands of fines have already been made to those who have transgressed the rules of the new decree ..
It is a time when you have to be responsible, although young people are the most carefree and less aware of the emergency situation. The virus could remain until the summer, although, according to what I learned from some statements by the heads of state of Germany and the United Kingdom, “almost” expects the virus to infect the whole population in order to trigger that mechanism called as ‘flock immunity’.

Valencia-Atalanta will be played behind closed doors tonight

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The Champions League resumes tonight and Valencia Atalanta will be played but behind closed doors, with the stadium empty. Unusual training this morning, in which the players greeted each other by touching their elbows. From the point of view of the outcome, this is the most interesting game because Atalanta this year not only plays the champions league but could even reach the quarterfinals.

The challenge between Valencia and Atalanta will be broadcast live exclusively by Sky

This is the second race in history between these two teams, which had never faced each other before the first leg. The one played against Valencia at San Siro was also the first match for Atalanta against a Spanish club. This game ended 4-1 in favor of the Nerazzurri, who only managed to score four goals in a single European match in the 1990/1991 UEFA Cup round of 32 against Fenerbahce. In addition, with this result, Atalanta also became the third team to score four goals in the first knockout game played in the Champions League after Manchester United in 1996/1997 and Valencia in 1999/2000. Only four teams managed, in the return match, to overturn a passive of 3 or 4 goals in previous 36: two of these are Spanish, Deportivo La Coruna against Milan in 2003/2004 and Barcelona against PSG in 2016/2017. Valencia lost their last home game against an Italian team: 0-2 with Juventus in 2018.

Atalanta played only one game after the first leg against Valencia, winning 7-2 at Via del Mare against Lecce.

Coronavirus in Italy [UPDATE 09March]

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Today, March 9, the Milan stock exchange (and therefore the Italian one) has collapsed, reaching -10%. And all other European stock exchanges report losses of over 5%. It is a difficult moment, especially after the latest government decree, which closes Lombardy and 14 other provinces, thus isolating the most productive region of Italy. It was a long-awaited decision to close Lombardy, but it was necessary, despite all the schools in Italy having closed in recent days. In fact, it makes no sense to close schools while young people continue to crowd the city premises. The contagion is increasing exponentially, and the fear is that the virus may also affect regions of the south, where there are no health facilities like those in the north. It must be said that so far the 366 registered victims are mostly elderly with an average age of about 80 years .. but if hospitals were to become clogged, doctors could apply the priorities of care to younger people …
More drastic measures cannot be ruled out in the coming days. Football, for example, is continuing the championship, and yesterday all the games were played, although some players delayed the appearance on the pitch due to doubts and perplexities. If even a single positive player is found, the SerieA will obviously close instantly.

In these days, the images and news of Italy have gone around the world in all newspapers, advising not to land planes and ships with tourists or Italian people. The damage to the image is incalculable, especially after some French teasing. The Italian economy, even after this moment of epidemic, will have a lot of difficulty starting up again, especially for exports.

It is true that Italy has the largest number of people infected after China, but it is also true that Italians have made more swabs than any other country. In addition, the number of elderly people in Italian is higher than any other country in the world because the average age is around 60 years. I have some doubts that the numbers of the infected in Germany and France are true …

From the latest TV reports, I have been able to see many young people caring about the virus issue, continuing their lives.
It is always to photograph reality, but one thing is certain:
today stock exchanges all over the world have marked decreases causing the price of oil to drop by 31%, an event that has not occurred since 1991. Unmissable

Northern Italy is going into total chaos because people are not used to taking daily measures and behaviors that do not expose them to contact with other people. Never like this time, the differences between north and south emerge. The south has always been the subject of accusations for the mafia, but today more than ever the ignorance of the people in not being able to take measures of caution and isolation in their home emerges. In the north, in fact, the fashion (or habit) is to go to bars to have an aperitif with friends: a frenzied hyperactivism … which led some Italian VIPs to invite Italians (those from the north) to stay in home..