International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations General Assembly has designated November 25 as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (Resolution 54/134). The premise of the day is to raise awareness of the fact that women around the world are subject to rapedomestic violence and other forms of violence; furthermore, one of the aims of the day is to highlight that the scale and true nature of the issue is often hidden. For 2014, the official Theme framed by the UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women, is Orange your Neighbourhood. For 2018, the official theme is “Orange the World:#HearMeToo”, for 2019 it is “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape”, for 2020 it is “Orange the World: Fund, Respond, Prevent, Collect!” and for 2021 it is “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”.

Historically, the date is based on the date of the 1960 assassination of the three Mirabal sisters, political activists in the Dominican Republic; the killings were ordered by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo (1930–1961). In 1981, activists at the Latin American and Caribbean Feminist Encuentros marked November 25 as a day to combat and raise awareness of violence against women more broadly; on February 7, 2000, the date received its official United Nations (UN) resolution.

The UN and the Inter-Parliamentary Union have encouraged governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities to support the day as an international observance. For example, UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) observes the day each year and offers suggestions for other organizations to observe it. For 2014, the focus is on how violence cuts across all 12 of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which turns 20 next year.

♬ ALICIA KEYS – Best of Me

LYRIC

You get the side of me
I would hold back and not reveal
You feed the mystery
You are my red and my blue pill
It makes me come alive
Don’t be a lie, it feels so real
You get the best of me

We can live on
The air
Do you understand?
Do you understand?
Do you understand?

Ha
Baby baby
We gotta rock forever
Ha
Baby baby
We gotta rock forever
(Forever)
Ha, ha
You get the best of me
Ha, ha
You got a way to make me feel

Together
If you were mines then we could build a castle from tears
Only dry eyes, I would love on you for years
I’ll never want another baby, let’s just be real
Ooh

Ha
Baby baby
We gotta rock forever
Forever baby
Ha
Baby baby
We gotta rock forever
(Forever)
Forever baby
Ha, ha
You get the best of me
Ha, ha
You got a way to make me feel

Black Friday is increasingly awaited, but this year the discounts are not as in the past (due to the covid crisis)

There are two days to black friday

But now the more the years go by, the more anticipated black friday is, as if it were a ritual or a unique event.
I still remember before 2016 when black friday was practically unknown outside the united states, while today everyone knows what it is, even if probably few know its meaning and that is the Friday after the last Thursday of the month which would be the Thanksgiving Day.
When I was a boy, Christmas decorations began at the beginning of December or even after the immaculate … nowadays someone even dares to display decorations and at the end of October, and for me this is an absurd thing.

This year, however, I do not see particular offers, especially on the alien world of amazon, where in recent years there were unattainable prices for other shops, so much so as to send entire local economies of various nations into crisis.
This is mainly due to the fact that this year there is a crisis in finding semiconductors due in turn to the unavailability of Silicon. All this has repercussions in the technology sector, but also on other sectors such as cars or toys.
So If you want to shop with blackfriday super discounts, think carefull!

DuckDuckGo introduces a new tool to its browser to prevent apps from leaving traces on the internet

Most people use google chrome or firefox to browse the internet.
Although firefox is one of the best browsers (for computers and smartphones) there is an even better one (but only for smartphones) from the point of view of privacy: duckduckgo.
Maybe not everyone knows it but duckduckgo is also an alternative search engine to google.
As a search engine I don’t think it is up to par as many search results are not as relevant as google (or bing) but as a search engine it is unsurpassed.

A new tool from DuckDuckGo tries to prevent Android apps from tracking and tracking user data. It’s called App Tracking Protection, and it’s meant to offer greater protection from third-party trackers even over Apple’s App Tracking Transparency feature, introduced starting with iOS 14.5, which allows users to disable app tracking.

The news was reported by the same development team, which explains that the tool was not released as an update, nor as a dedicated app. Those who request to try the new anti-tracking tool must download the DuckDuckGo Privacy Browser from the Play Store and enable the feature. The Tracking Protection App will then work at the system level, and not just on the browser, preventing the tracking of data by third-party apps among those installed on the device.

American Music Awards 2021: The full winner’s list

The American Music Awards were presented Sunday 21th November in Los Angeles at the Microsoft Theater. The full list of nominees follows.

Here there is the list of Winners

Artist of the Year: BTS
New Artist of the Year: Olivia Rodrigo
Collaboration of the Year: Kiss Me More di Doja Cat e SZA
Favorite Trending Song: Body di Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Music Video: Montero di Lil Nas X

Favorite Male Pop Artist: Ed Sheeran
Favorite Female Pop Artist: Taylow Swift
Favorite Pop Duo or Group: BTS
Favorite Pop Album: evermore di Taylor Swift
Favorite Pop Song: Butter dei BTS

Favorite Male Country Artist: Luke Bryan
Favorite Female Country Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Country Duo or Group: Dan + Shay
Favorite Country Album: Goldmine di Gabby Barrett
Favorite Country Song: The Good Ones di Gabby Barrett

Favorite Male Hip Hop Artist: Drake
Favorite Female Hip Hop Artist: Megan Thee Stallion
Favorite Hip Hop Song: Up di Cardi B

Favorite Male R&B Artist: The Weeknd
Favorite Female R&B Artist: Doja Cat
Favorite R&B Album: Planet Her di Doja Cat
Favorite R&B Song: Leave the Door Open dei Silk Sonic

Favorite Male Latin Artist: Bad Bunny
Favorite Female Latin Artist: Becky G
Favorite Latin Duo or Group: Banda MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Favorite Latin Album: El ultimo tour del mundo di Bad Bunny
Favorite Latin Song: telepatia di Kali Uchis

Favorite Rock Artist: Machine Gun Kelly
Favorite Inspirational Artist: Carrie Underwood
Favorite Gospel Artist: Kanye West
Favorite Dance/Electronic Artist: Marshmello

♬ TOM WALKER (feat. Masked Wolf) – Something Beautiful

LYRIC

Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh, oohI’ve been tryna find my way to leave
Stuck in the belly of the beast
It’s getting hard to breathe
Broken down, I’m turning in my sleep
Nothing is ever too steep
I’m tryna find my peace (find my peace)’Cause I’ve been feeling up, down
Put out, lost counts, of every sin
Just tryna find a new way, true say
Real change, it’s not too late
Fight away the darkness, new dawn, new day
Will breakI’m just holding on to happiness from all the pain from
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
I’m just holding on to happiness from all the painDrowning so much, I’m affected by the ripple
Feeling so low that I can’t even see the middle
Dark days, lost ways, made me feel little (ayy)
Tryna find the words like we be playing with the riddle
I know now I’ve been tryna hold myself (myself)
Looking in the mirror, I don’t know myself (myself)
Emotions on loan like I owe myself (what?)
Head out the window when I’m screaming for help’Cause I’ve been feeling up, down
Put out, lost counts, of every sin
Just tryna find a new way, true say
Real change, it’s not too late
Fight away the darkness, new dawn, new day
Will breakI’m just holding on to happiness from all the pain from
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
I’m just holding on to happiness from all the painWe find the light on darker days
We seize the joy through all the pain
We feel the love, won’t hesitate
Take every chance that comes our way
The little things, we appreciate
We fight for truth, a heavyweight
And every win, we celebrate
We celebrateSomething beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
We find the light on darker days
We seize the joy through all the pain
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
We feel the love, won’t hesitate
Take every chance that comes our way
Something beautiful (ooh, ooh, ooh)
The little things, we appreciate
We fight for truth, a heavyweight
I’m just holding on to happiness from all the pain
I’m something beautiful

Spotify puts lyrics in songs all over the world: the feature is free for everyone

Spotify has finally launched the feature that allows you to play lyrics in real time worldwide, having only made it available in some countries. The lyrics are provided by Musixmatch, through a database that is expected to cover “over 8 million” of songs. Lyrics on Spotify work on all the updated apps of the streaming music service, including those for iOS, Android, desktop, game consoles and smart TVs. You don’t need the Premium subscription to get them, since even users who log in for free can view them. In addition to using the lyrics out of curiosity or to get help in singing, it is also possible to share them on social media. Spotify claims the feature will be available for the “majority” of its music library. How to view lyrics on Spotify To access the lyrics on compatible songs via mobile app, simply access the “Now Playing” screen of a song and scroll up, while on the desktop there is a new button with a microphone icon. Also from the TV, still in the “Now Playing” screen, it is possible to access the lyrics of the song with the icon in the shape of a microphone.