♬ Topic, A7S – Kernkraft 400 (A Better Day)

LYRIC

The hard days are nearly over
And we’ve been hangin’ on
It feels like we’re getting closer
To dawn
We took the long way up to heaven
And got blinded by the lights
But as long as we’re together
I know it will be alright
I see a better day
I see a better day for you, for you and me, a-ayy
I see a better day
Yeah, everything is gonna change for you and me
I knew we were gonna make it
I never had a doubt
Soon we’ll be feeling weightless
Like clouds
We took the long way up to heaven
And got blinded by the lights
But as long as we’re together
I know it will be alright
I see a better day
I see a better day for you, for you and me, a-ayy
I see a better day
Yeah, everything is gonna change for you and me

♬ Francesca Michielin – bonsoir

LYRIC

Basta spostare l’accento, l’àncora diventa ancòra
Mi scorre un fiume, alzo il volume, cambio colore
Tu arrivi come una freccia, io con una mela in testa
Scioglimi al sole, portami a bere vicino al mare
Tramonti, tremano luci come diamanti
Le croci verdi delle farmacie
Sempre lì le paranoie quando mi guardi
Io mi perdo
Bassa marea, Mont Saint-Michel in centro a Napoli
Giriamo a vuoto, poi ci troviamo come miracoli
Bonsoir, my love, scriverò di te
Lungo queste strade
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah
Ridiamo senza motivo, prendi per mano il destino
Figli di un’ombra nella mattina che ci rivela
Tramonti, tremano luci, sembra diamante
Il ghiaccio a terra di una pescheria
Ora che tutto è diverso quando ti specchi nei miei occhi
Bassa marea, Mont Saint-Michel in centro a Napoli
Giriamo a vuoto, poi ci troviamo come miracoli
Bonsoir, my love, scriverò di te
Lungo queste strade
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Balla fino all’alba, nananana-nanana-na
Stenditi al sole, quando piove non ci pensare
Balla fino all’alba, nananana-nanana-na
Stenditi al sole
Bassa marea, Mont Saint-Michel in centro a Napoli
Giriamo a vuoto, poi ci troviamo come miracoli
Bonsoir, my love, scriverò di te
Lungo queste strade
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Che mi parlano di te, eh-eh, eh-eh, eh-eh
Basta spostare l’accento, l’àncora diventa ancòra
Torno nel fiume, tutto è cambiato
Ma in fondo è uguale

♬ Francesco Gabbani – Peace & Love

LYRIC

Don’t smoke it
I fiori sopra i prati, non fumare
No woman, no cry
La donna d’altri non desiderare
Leitmotiv
Fatti non foste a viver come bruti
Uomini fatti dei
E strafottenti a fare due starnuti
Come stai? Come sto?
Non lo sai, non lo so
Cosa fai? Dove vai?
Non si può
Che tutto l’oro del mondo
Non vale neanche un secondo
Compare all’orizzonte
Nemico comandante
Che spara dritto in fronte
Urlando al “Rock & Roll”
Risponde lo sciamano
Fedele capo indiano
Non vedi che ti amo? (amo, amo)
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
Love, love, love, love, love, love, love, love
Ramadan
Non mangio intelligenza artificiale
Nuova libertà
Un po’ è natura, un po’ è stupidità
Moonwalking
È una teoria per allacciar le stringhe
Don’t let’s twist again
Vite clonate dentro alle siringhe
Come stai? Come sto?
Non lo sai, non lo so
Cosa fai? Dove vai?
Non si può
Che tutto l’oro del mondo
Non vale neanche un secondo
Compare all’orizzonte
Nemico comandante
Che spara dritto in fronte
Urlando al “Rock & Roll”
Risponde lo sciamano
Fedele capo indiano
Non vedi che ti amo? (amo, amo)
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
La nebbia agli irti colli
Dato il mortal sospiro
Si sta come d’autunno
Nei prati dell’emiro
Alla fine del mondo
Chi sono non lo so
So solo che ti amo
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
Love, love, love
Compare all’orizzonte
Nemico comandante
Che spara dritto in fronte
Urlando al “Rock & Roll”
Risponde lo sciamano
Fedele capo indiano
Non vedi che ti amo?
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
Ti canto “Peace & Love” (oh)
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
Ti canto “Peace & Love”
Love, love, love

♬ Eros Ramazzotti – Ama

LYRIC

Considera l’ipotesi di non sentirti schiavo di nessuno mai
Decidere della tua vita in piena autonomia
Casomai

Senza preoccuparsi dei giudizi, della gente, dell’ipocrisia
Dei commenti ad alta voce
Dell’invidia che non si lava più via

Inizia qui
Ora a girare un nuovo film
Tu il protagonista
Perché poi sentirsi meglio non è mai uno sbaglio

Ama come senti, in ogni forma libera
Perché anche tu lo sai, lo capirai
Che i sentimenti non puoi tenerli in gabbia
Ama in ogni forma che l’amore libera
Perché anche tu così rinascerai
Tutte le volte che amerai di nuovo

Non dubitare mai del tuo istinto, della sua infallibilità
Scegli il tuo alfabeto e la lingua
È la cura dell’anima

Riscrivi qui
Riscrivi qui il tuo codice così
Perché la vita è troppo corta
Per non viverla di corsa

Ama come senti, in ogni forma libera
Perché anche tu lo sai, lo capirai
Che i sentimenti non puoi tenerli in gabbia
Ama in ogni senso che l’amore libera
Perché anche tu così rinascerai
Tutte le volte che amerai di nuovo

Ama in ogni forma che l’amore libera
Perché anche tu così rinascerai
Tutte le volte che amerai di nuovo

The European Parliament has expressed itself: we are moving towards a ban on the sale of petrol and diesel vehicles starting from 2035

From 2035 it will no longer be possible to sell new endothermic cars. It is on this premise that the European Parliament expressed itself on 8 June. A result that did not come easily, and which led to a split in the majority, and which will have to be confirmed in the EU Council. Now, in fact, there is a negotiation phase, with the document that will be passed on to the Commission for the interinstitutional negotiations envisaged by the European regulations with the EU Council. It is therefore a new series of negotiations between Parliament, the Council and the Commission.

Beyond the frictions, however, this is an epochal moment, with the part dedicated to 4 wheels which was welcomed with 339 votes in favor, 249 against and 24 abstentions. The document follows the Fit for 55 plan strongly desired by the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen with the aim of drastically reducing CO2 emissions.

Ursula von der Leyen

Rejected the amendments proposed by the EPP, with which it was asked to apply the obligation of zero emissions to 90% of the entire car fleet, instead of 100%. This may allow for the introduction of 10% of new thermal vehicles from 2035 onwards, making the provision less restrictive. However, the fact that the amendments did not provide for a deadline for this derogation ran counter to the climate neutrality target already set for 2050. The two amendments were rejected with 264 votes in favor, 328 against and 10 abstentions.

The amendment that passed, however, is the so-called “save Motor Valley”, expressly addressed to Italy with an exemption on CO2 emissions standards up to 2036 reserved for those houses that produce a maximum of 10 thousand vehicles per year . This is obviously a proposal aimed at protecting the car companies of the Italian Motor Valley that focus on quality rather than quantity.

The majority in Parliament was not cohesive, in the vote on the controversial trading system for emissions quotas (Ets) with which the aim is to tax CO2 emissions is suitable for road transport and boilers, including domestic ones. The reform was blocked by the Socialists after an EPP amendment was passed in the classroom which postponed the elimination of the free emission allowances enjoyed by large European industry to the period between 2028 and 2034 (originally scheduled for 2026-32). The chapters Ets, Social Fund for the Climate and carbon tax at the borders thus return to the Environment Committee.

Mandatory photovoltaic panels, and 100% energy independent houses. The decision for the future of Europe

The European Commission is pushing to decrease the dependence of Member States on fossil fuels, not only for mobility, but also and and for the energy used above all by buildings. The new plan launched, RePowerEU, which also contains interesting news regarding solar energy, goes in this direction.

As stated in the full text published, with the intention of reducing the use of Russian gas, new regulations will come regarding solar panels (photovoltaic and thermal) on the roofs of buildings of all kinds. In detail, the installation of solar energy systems will be mandatory in the following cases:

all new public or commercial buildings, with a usable area of ​​more than 250 m2, by 2026
all existing public or commercial buildings, with a usable area of ​​more than 250 m2, by 2027
all new residential buildings, enters 2029
RePower EU

It is also mentioned the push and the facilitation, for those who live in multi-apartment complexes, towards self-consumption from collective systems.

All these regulations point straight towards the one probably more ambitious, and more difficult to implement, namely that starting from 2030 all new buildings, including residential ones, produce a quantity of energy, to be returned 100% independent. Production, therefore, from solar plants must be on a par with consumption.

9th May (’22): Europe Day

Europe Day is a day celebrating “peace and unity in Europe” celebrated on 5 May by the Council of Europe and on 9 May by the European Union.

The first recognition of Europe Day was by the Council of Europe, introduced in 1964. The European Union later started to celebrate its own European Day in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, leading it to be referred to by some as “Schuman Day” or “Day of the united Europe”. Both days are celebrated by displaying the Flag of Europe.

The Council of Europe was founded on 5 May 1949, and hence it chose that day for its celebrations when it established the holiday in 1964.

The “Europe Day” of the EU was introduced in 1985 by the European Communities (the predecessor organisation of the EU). The date commemorates the Schuman Declaration of 9 May 1950, put forward by Robert Schuman, which proposed the pooling of French and West German coal and steel industries. This led to the creation of the European Coal and Steel Community, the first European Community, established on 18 April 1951.

A “raft of cultural icons” was launched by the European Commission in 1985, in reaction to the report by the ad hoc commission “for a People’s Europe” chaired by Pietro Adonnino. The aim was to facilitate European integration by fostering a Pan-European identity among the populations of the EC member states. The European Council adopted “Europe Day” along with the flag of Europe and other items on 29 June 1985, in Milan.

Following the foundation of the European Union in 1993, observance of Europe Day by national and regional authorities increased significantly. Germany in particular has gone beyond celebrating just the day, since 1995 extending the observance to an entire “Europe Week” (Europawoche ) centered on 9 May. In Poland, the Schuman Foundation, a Polish organisation advocating European integration established in 1991, first organised its Warsaw Schuman Parade on Europe Day 1999, at the time advocating the accession of Poland to the EU.

Observance of 9 May as “Europe Day” was reported “across Europe” as of 2008. In 2019, 9 May became an official public holiday in Luxembourg each year, to mark Europe Day. The EU’s choice of the date of foundation of the European Coal and Steel Community rather than that of the EU itself established a narrative in which Schuman’s speech, concerned with inducing economic growth and cementing peace between France and Germany, is presented as anticipating a “vocation of the European Union to be the main institutional framework” for the much further-reaching European integration of later decades.

The European Constitution would have legally enshrined all the European symbols in the EU treaties, however the treaty failed to be ratified in 2005, and usage would continue only in the present de facto manner. The Constitution’s replacement, the Treaty of Lisbon, contains a declaration by sixteen members supporting the symbols. The European Parliament “formally recognised” Europe Day in October 2008.

Mourinho’s Roma in the Conference final will challenge Feyenoord

Tammy Abraham celebrated by his teammates after the 1-0 goal.

Striker Abraham’s goal gave the Giallorossi the decisive home success in the return leg of the semifinal against the foxes, after the 1-1 first leg in England. Trophy up for grabs with the Dutch of Feyenoord Delirium at the Olimpico: Roma, 31 years after the last time, returns to center the final of a European cup. Mourinho, on May 25 in Tirana, will be able to add the Conference League to his infinite showcase: between Roma and the trophy only Feyenoord remains, who in the other semifinal resisted (0-0) in another pit, that of the Velodrome of Marseille, after the 3-2 of the first leg. The return semi-final against Leicester was decided by Tammy Abraham with a header from a true center-forward after 11 minutes: then, a masterpiece of defensive strength, signed by José Mourinho. The Portuguese coach, who had left the half team against Bologna on the bench, re-proposed the best Roma, with Pellegrini and Zaniolo behind Abraham, Oliveira and Cristante in the middle and Zalewski on the left. The start was fierce: at 7 ‘, Pellegrini on a free kick engaged Schmeichel, the protagonist of a defective but effective save, then, on the following corner beaten by Pellegrini himself, Smalling sent a high header. Another corner in the 11th minute, but this time a winner: cross from the captain and header under the crossbar by Abraham, who ruled Ricardo Pereira scoring the ninth goal in the Conference League (fifth European game to score at the Olimpico) and the 25th ° overall of his season. Roma tried to exploit the rampant enthusiasm of the Olimpico and a bit of bewilderment by the Foxes: another insertion by Pellegrini and a response in bagher by Schmeichel. Leicester, on 13 ‘looked for the door with Dewsbury-Hall, had time to raise the center of gravity, but the three in front had to collide with a super Smalling who led a defense in which Mancini, in the final of first, was got his twentieth yellow card of the season for a savage on Dewsbury-Hall.

24th March (2022): World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Dayobserved on 24 March each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. In 2018, 10 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.5 million died from the disease, mostly in low and middle-income countries. This also makes it the leading cause of death from an infectious disease.

World TB Day is one of eleven official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health DayWorld Chagas Disease DayWorld Blood Donor Day, World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, World Immunization WeekWorld Malaria DayWorld No Tobacco DayWorld Hepatitis DayWorld Patient Safety Day and World AIDS Day.

24 March commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing to a small group of scientists at the University of Berlin’s Institute of Hygiene that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus. According to Koch’s colleague, Paul Ehrlich, “At this memorable session, Koch appeared before the public with an announcement which marked a turning-point in the story of a virulent human infectious disease. In clear, simple words Koch explained the aetiology of tuberculosis with convincing force, presenting many of his microscope slides and other pieces of evidence.” At the time of Koch’s announcement in Berlin, TB was raging through Europe and the Americas, causing the death of one out of every seven people. Koch’s discovery opened the way toward diagnosing and curing tuberculosis.

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’