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?

covid19: the new increase in infections at the end of the summer

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Also in Italy, as in most of the European countries, there is a net increase in infections. It takes place at the end of summer, which was thought to bring at least a pause to the spread of the virus, in fact many argued that the heat could help eliminate the virus. Instead, the dangerous pandemic reappears: an increase in infections, deaths, and above all hospitalizations, especially those in intensive care. Although the use of masks has been mandatory for several months, it seems that the good of hygiene are difficult to apply. Accomplice in addition to the summer also the festivity of mid-August, which certainly led to the delight of many people. But perhaps the worst is yet to come because the school year of the soles has not yet begun, which could lead to a further significant increase. Objectively I think that the government is unlikely to implement another lockdown (after the one in March-April) for many reasons: first of all for an economic factor, which is already affecting a lot in the state budget …

🎵 TOPIC FEAT. A7S – Breaking Me

 

This is certainly the catchphrase of the summer. He is currently at number 1 on the MTV chart of European hits. Despite being a TECHNO-style song (and also a bit RAP), it has a well-kept sound as well as having an audible and harmonious refrain.

“Breaking Me” is a song by German producer Topic and Swedish singer Alexander Tidebrink, appearing under the pseudonym A7S. It was released on 19 December 2019 through Virgin and Universal. Since its release, the song has reached number one in Belgium (Wallonia)’s Ultratop chart, Israel, Portugal, and Romania, as well as the top 10 in many other countries, including Australia, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. It has also reached the top 20 in Canada. The video for the song was shot in several locations around Lisbon, Portugal, mainly pink road at Cais do Sodré, Santa Justa Lift and LX Factory.

 

LYRIC

Call me what you wanna
I’ll be what you wanna
I’ve been here a thousand times
Ay, ay
Fallin’ for another
I don’t even bother
I could do it all my life
So tell me if you wanna
‘Cause I got this feeling
I wanna hear you say it
‘Cause I can’t believe it
With every touch of you
It’s like I’ve started dreaming
Guess Heaven’s not that far away
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
I’m just right here dancing around to the rhythm
The rhythm that you play when you’re breaking my heart
You know that I can’t get you out of my system
Yeah right from the start
You played with my heart
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
You can do whatever
I’ll be here forever
Spinning round inside this room
Ay, ay
Won’t you come on over?
I’m a sucker for ya
Wishing we’ll be out here soon
So tell me if you wanna
‘Cause I got this feeling
I wanna hear you say it
‘Cause I can’t believe it
With every touch of you
It’s like I’ve started dreaming
Guess Heaven’s not that far away
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
I’m just right here dancing around to the rhythm
The rhythm that you play when you’re breaking my heart
You know that I can’t get you out of my system
Yeah right from the start
You played with my heart
And I’ll be singing
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me
La la la la, la la la la
You’re breaking me

23th July: Saint Bridget of Sweden (patroness of Europe)

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Bridget of Sweden (c. 1303 – 23 July 1373); born as Birgitta Birgersdotter, also Birgitta of Vadstena, or Saint Birgitta (Swedish: heliga Birgitta), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years. Outside of Sweden, she was also known as the Princess of Nericia and was the mother of Catherine of Vadstena. (Though normally named as Bridget of Sweden, she was not a member of Swedish royalty.)

She is one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Catherine of Siena and Edith Stein.

 

Curiosity

The exclamation “Santa Brigida!” it has become part of the Italian folk heritage, in particular of Southern Italy, as noted by the anthropologist Ernesto de Martino in his essay Furore Symbol Value, which gives the title to the collection of articles of the same name. De Martino’s interpretation regards the use that peasant culture makes of the expression “Santa Brigida!”: «The shepherds of Daunia, in particular, are used to using the expression that recalls the Saint to underline a great effort that has seen as another protagonist and narrated to him, perhaps in reference to the pilgrimages and works carried out by Brigida of Sweden while she was still alive. A myth handed down over the centuries through the narration of the prelates, who told the people about the lives of the saints in the form of exemplary figurines “

The struggle of the Italian Premier CONTE in Europe that does not exist …

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Inequalities and disagreements continue within the European Union. In recent days there have been many summits among the heads of state, who have discussed the 2021-2027 budget with which the post-pandemic recovery fund, the famous recovery fund, is associated.
The Italian Premier Conte has repeatedly expressed his dissent towards the heads of state that put countries like Italy in check. It has been a long time since Italy has had such a prominent Premier, which imposes itself in Europe with authority, but also with demeanor and diplomacy. In particular, what recriminates Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is that countries like Holland (Denmark, Belgium, etc ..) that have few inhabitants, manage to impose decision-making power disproportionate to their size. This obviously undermines the whole balance of the European union. In fact, the Nordic (and Scandinavian) countries have always been long-lived in the state budgets and the state saving fund is obviously different from state to state …
It is increasingly a Europe that does not exist.
I think this premier is the last hope to fix policies within the continent, which has never existed for integrity and community policies …

♫ DRAKE – Toosie Slide

 

Lyric

Black leather gloves, no sequins
Buckles on the jacket, it’s Alyx shit
Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street shit
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy
Don’t you wanna dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson
I could give you thug passion
It’s a Thriller in the trap where we from
Baby, don’t you want to dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson
I could give you satisfaction
And you know we out here everyday with it
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy (who’s bad?)
Two thousand shorties wanna tie the knot, ayy, yeah
Two hundred shooters on my brother’s block, whoa, yeah
Petal off a rose like, I love her her not, maybe not
I don’t know what’s wrong with me, I can’t stop, whoa, yeah
Won’t stop, whoa, yeah, never stop
Got so many opps, I be mistakin’ opps for other opps
Got so many people that I love out of troubled spots
Other than the family I got, it’s either you or me
That’s just how I think, it’s either you or me
This life got too deep for you, baby
Two or three of us about to creep where they stayin’
Black leather gloves, no sequins
Buckles on the jacket, it’s Alyx shit
Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street shit
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m sayin’ either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy (who’s bad?)
Toosie slide, then I hit it double time
Then I hit a spin ’cause we spun their block a couple times
If it’s not the right time, there’ll always be another time
I’m not even trippin’, we’ll just see ’em in the summertime, whoa, yeah
Can’t describe the pressure I be puttin’ on myself, yeah
Really I just can’t afford to lose nobody else, yeah
If they movin’ shaky, we’ll just do this shit ourselves, whoa
If I’m movin’ shaky, Chubbs’ll do this shit himself, yeah
Solo niggas, on they YOLO for real
Heard a lot about you, but we don’t know for real
Next time, guarantee the truth’ll get revealed
Black leather gloves, no sequins, yeah
Buckles on the jacket, it’s Alyx shit
Nike crossbody, got a piece in it
Got a dance, but it’s really on some street shit
I’ma show you how
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m saying either way, we ’bout to slide, ayy
Can’t let this one slide, ayy
Don’t you wanna dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson (Jackson)
I could give you thug passion (passion)
It’s a Thriller in the trap where we from (where we from)
Baby, don’t you want to dance with me? No?
I could dance like Michael Jackson (Jackson)
I could give you satisfaction (‘faction)
And you know we out here everyday with it
I’ma show you how to get it
It go, right foot up, left foot slide
Left foot up, right foot slide
Basically, I’m sayin’ either way, we ’bout to slide
(Who’s bad?)

♫ AVA MAX – King & Queens

 

LYRIC

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

Valencia-Atalanta will be played behind closed doors tonight

champions

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.

International Women’s Day 2020

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The FEMM International Women’s Day 2020 event, scheduled for March 5, 2020, has been canceled. Because of coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced that over the next three weeks, 130 events at Parliament’s headquarters, which should have been present for 6000 to 7000 participants, have been deleted.
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The FEMM, in collaboration with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments, had planned to hold a meeting of the interparliamentary commission on the “25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the platform of action” to celebrate International Women’s Day as an event. special, to return to reflect on progress made on gender equality and forward to anticipate future challenges.

The European Commission presented its strategy for equality between women and men in Europe. While the EU is a global leader in gender equality and has made significant progress in recent decades, gender-based violence and stereotypes continue to persist: one in three women in the EU has experienced physical and / or sexual violence. Although more women graduate from university, they earn on average 16% less than men and only 8% of the CEOs of the largest EU companies are women.

www.internationalwomensday.com

HISTORY

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day in New York City on February 28, 1909, German delegates Clara Zetkin, Käte Duncker and others proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.

Commemoration of International Women’s Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.