🎵 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

30th july: Friendship Day

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Friendship Day (also International Friendship Day or Friend’s Day) is a day in several countries for celebrating friendship.

It was first proposed in 1958 in Paraguay as the “International Friendship Day”.

It was initially promoted by the greeting cards’ industry, evidence from social networking sites shows a revival of interest in the holiday that may have grown with the spread of the Internet, particularly in India, Bangladesh, and Malaysia. Mobile phones, digital communication and social media have contributed to popularize the custom.

Those who promote the holiday in South Asia attribute the tradition of dedicating a day in the honour of friends to have originated in the United States in 1935 but it actually dates back to 1919. The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition on this occasion.

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July in 1958, by the World Friendship Crusade.[4] On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries, like India,celebrate Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August. In Nepal, Friendship day is celebrated on 30 July each year. In Oberlin, Ohio, Friendship Day is celebrated on 9 April each year.

29th july: world tiger day

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Global Tiger Day, often called International Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support for tiger conservation issues.

We can also use this day to support tiger conservation issues and to raise awareness. After all, when more people are aware of something, they are going to be more inclined to help, and that is why this day is so important.

There are a number of different issues that tigers all around the world face. There are a number of treats that are driving tigers close to extinction, and we can do our bit to make sure that we do not lose these incredible creatures. Some of the threats that tigers face include poaching, conflict with humans, and habitat loss.

Poaching and the illegal trade industry is a very worrying one. This is the biggest threat that wild tigers face. Demand for tiger bone, skin, and other body parts is leading to poaching and trafficking. This is having a monumental impact on the sub-populations of tigers, resulting in localized extinctions. We often see tiger skins being used in home decor.

Moreover, bones are used for medicines and tonics. This has seen illegal criminal syndicates get involved in the tiger trade in order to make huge profits. It really is a worrying industry. In fact, it is thought to be worth 10 billion dollars per annum in the United States alone. This is why we need to support charities and work hard to put an end to poaching and the illegal trade of tiger parts.

While this represents the biggest threats to tigers, there are a number of other threats as well. This includes habitat loss. Throughout the world, tiger habitats have reduced because of access routes, human settlements, timber logging, plantations, and agriculture.

In fact, only around seven percent of the historical range of a tiger is still intact today. That is an incredibly small and worrying amount. This can increase the number of conflicts between tigers, as they roman about and try to locate new habitats. Not only this, but genetic diversity can reduce because it can cause there to be inbreeding in small populations.

28th july: World Hepatitis day

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World Hepatitis day 2020: Awareness key to prevent liver disease; B and C variants most common causes of death

World Hepatitis Day is observed every year on 28 July to increase awareness of viral hepatitis, an inflammation of the liver that causes a number of health ailments including liver cancer.

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are five main strains of the hepatitis virus — A, B, C, D and E. Together, hepatitis B and C are the most common cause of death.

The health organisation says that 325 million people are living with viral hepatitis B and C. Every year 9 lakh deaths are caused by hepatitis B virus infection.

The theme for World Hepatitis Day 2020 is ‘Hepatitis-free future’. The main focus is on preventing hepatitis B among mothers and newborns. The date 28 July was chosen to observe the day as it is the birthday of Nobel-prize winning scientist Dr Baruch Blumberg who discovered hepatitis B virus (HBV). Blumberg also developed a diagnostic test and vaccine for the virus.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, symptoms of hepatitis are hard to detect people may not show as any signs or can also be confused with the common flu. If a person sees signs of fatigue, muscle pain, fever, loss of appetite, light-coloured stools, nausea and vomiting, then he/she should see a doctor at the earliest.

Treatment at the right time can prevent the person from liver cirrhosis or scarring which may lead to liver cancer.

There is no vaccination for hepatitis apart from hepatitis A and B. Other strains of this disease can be prevented by taking precautions including avoiding consumption of raw food, unfiltered water.

A person should also not share his/her toothbrushes, razors or any hygiene-related products with others. Also, it is advised to use condoms and dental dams for safe sex.

The Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare tweeted a video describing the probable causes of hepatitis and how a person can prevent himself/herself from it.

28th july: European Forest Fire Awareness Day

The Curraggia fire (1983)
The Curraggia fire (1983)

The Curraggia fire was a catastrophe that occurred on July 28, 1983 on the hill of the same name located southwest of the city of Tempio Pausania (Sardinia) and in the neighboring municipalities of Aggius and Bortigiadas.

The huge fire caused 9 deaths and 15 injuries among people trying to put it out. Among the various hypotheses on the causes that triggered the flames, the work of the arsonists is a certainty. The causes were the high summer temperatures of those days and the wind that blew impetuously.

The flames started from the sea, made their way through roads, woods and shrubs in the direction of Tempio Pausania up to the countryside of Bortigiadas and Aggius and then spread on the Curraggia hill, for a total of over 18,000 thousand hectares of land smoke.

On 28 July 2007, the anniversary of the tragedy, the date of the fire was declared European day of awareness against forest fires, by the European regions partners of the Interreg III C OCR Incendi Project, in memory of all the victims who fell in the fight against fire.

26th july: Saint Ann and Saint Joachim

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Anna (Sefforis, 1st century BC – 1st century AD …) is considered by Christian tradition to be Joachim’s wife and the mother of the Virgin Mary and is revered as a saint
Mary’s (and Elizabeth’s) parents are never mentioned in canonical biblical texts; their story was narrated for the first time in the apocryphal Proto-Gospel of James and Gospel of the pseudo-Matthew, and then enriched with hagiographic details over the centuries, up to the Golden Legend of Jacopo da Varagine.

The feast in the Catholic Church occurs on July 26, while the Novena of Sant’Anna is recited on July 17.

Many Eastern saints preached about St. Anne, such as, for example, St. John Damascene, St. Epiphanius of Salamis, St. Sophronius of Jerusalem.

The vicissitudes of the saint were then collected in the De Laudibus Sanctissime Matris Annae tractatus of 1494.

Pope Gregory XIII (1584) extended the feast to the whole Catholic Church.

The episodes of the story of Anna and Gioacchino are often represented in the depictions of the Vita Christi; Giotto’s from 1305 in the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua are famous. Starting from the early Middle Ages, the iconography of St. Anna mettza (with Mary and the Child Jesus) spread, also taken up by Masaccio and Leonardo.

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.

 

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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 KILLERS – My Own Soul’s Warning

 

LYRIC

I tried going against my own soul’s warning
But in the end, something just didn’t feel right
Oh I tried diving even though the sky was storming
I just wanted to get back to where you are

If you could see through the banner of the sun
Into eternity’s eyes
Like a vision reaching down to you
Would you turn away?
What if it knew you by your name?
What kind of words would cut
Through the clutter of the whirlwinds of these days?

I tried going against my own soul’s warning
And in the end, something just didn’t feel right
Oh I tried diving, even though the sky was storming
Thunderheads were forming

But man I thought I could fly
And when I hit the ground
It made a messed up sound
And it kept on rattling through my days
And cutting up my nights
Like a goddamned knife
And it got me thinking, no matter how far
That I just wanted to get back to where you are

I tried going against my own soul’s warning
But in the end, something just didn’t feel right
Oh I tried running from the memory and the mourning
But the penalty kept on pouring

And now I think I know why
‘Cause when I hit the ground
It made a messed up sound
And it kept on rattling through my days
And cutting up my nights
Like a goddamned knife
And it got me thinking, no matter how far
I just wanted to get back to where you are

On 19th July of 28 years ago the great magistrate Paolo Borsellino died

Paolo Borsellino

In Italy Paolo Borsellino is considered by many (almost everyone) a hero, although I have the perception that over the years, the generations that have not lived through the 90s do not give much importance to personalities of this type.
The magistrate Paolo Borsellino was killed in via D’Amelio in Palermo (Sicily) because he was one of the main wrestlers to the Mafia. Borsellino died a few months after the killing of another great magistrate Falcone. To date, magistrates of this caliber exist in Italy but can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and those few who have the courage to fight are kept under guard 24 hours a day.
Despite having the foggy memories of those years, because I was only a child, I can clearly say in retrospect that probably magistrates today do not have a media visibility as in the 90s, probably because in the past decades it hit the state with real massacres and those who fought Cosa Nostra (Mafia) could not escape interviews and TV …
Today the Mafia no longer hits as it once did but acts in the dark and news of the killings of people by the killers is also rare ..
The massacre season is over and many think that this happened due to a famous negotiation between the state and the mafia in the mid-90s …