30th June (’22): International Asteroid Day

Asteroid Day (also known as International Asteroid Day) is an annual global event which is held on the anniversary of the Tunguska event in 1908, when an asteroid leveled about 2,150 square kilometres (830 sq mi) of forest in Siberia. The United Nations has proclaimed it be observed globally on June 30 every year in its resolution. Asteroid Day aims to raise awareness about asteroids and what can be done to protect the Earth, its families, communities, and future generations from a catastrophic event.


Asteroid Day was co-founded by Stephen Hawking, filmmaker Grigorij Richters, B612 Foundation president Danica Remy, Apollo 9 astronaut Rusty Schweickart, and Brian May, Queen guitarist and astrophysicist. Over 200 astronauts, scientists, technologists and artists, including Richard Dawkins, Bill Nye, Peter Gabriel, Jim Lovell, Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins, Alexei Leonov, Bill Anders, Kip Thorne, Lord Martin Rees, Chris Hadfield, Rusty Schweickart and Brian Cox co-signed the Asteroid Day declaration. Asteroid Day was officially launched on December 3, 2014. In February 2014, Brian May began working with Grigorij Richters, director of the film 51 Degrees North, the story of a fictional asteroid impact on London and the human condition resulting from such an event. May composed the music for the film. After screening the film at the 2014 Starmus Festival, Remy, Schweickart, Richters and May co-founded Asteroid Day in October 2014 which they officially announced during a press conference with Lord Martin Rees, Rusty Schweickart, Ed Lu, Thomas Jones, Ryan Watt and Bill Nye. The event was live streamed from the Science Museum in London, the California Academy of Sciences, New York and São Paulo. On Asteroid Day 2017, minor planet 248750 (discoverer M. Dawson) was officially named Asteroidday by the International Astronomical Union.

Asteroid Day declaration
The workgroup of Asteroid Day created a declaration known as the “100X Declaration”, which appeals to all scientists and technologists who support the idea of saving the earth from asteroids. Today, the 100X Declaration has been signed by more than 22,000 private citizens,[clarification needed] including those who are not specialists.

Radar images and a computer model of an asteroid
Although more than 1,000,000 asteroids have the potential to strike the Earth, only about one percent have been discovered.[citation needed] The 100X Declaration calls for increasing the asteroid discovery rate to 100,000 (or 100x) per year within the next 10 years. It is hoped that this will bolster efforts for addressing potential strikes.

Netflix breakthrough: advertising confirmed on the platform on the cheapest subscription

During the Cannes Lions International Festival, Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos confirmed that the world’s most popular streaming platform is seriously considering introducing a new ad-supported plan. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, this could mean the arrival of a new subscription that is cheaper than the current one, with the only difference being the implementation of advertising while watching content.

Netflix may soon launch a separate ad-supported plan
The introduction of an adversiting-supported subscription is not a new theme within the company, and it could soon become a reality, with the aim of countering the decline in subscribers seen last quarter, the first time in the company’s history.

“We’ve left a large segment of customers off the table, namely people who say, ‘Hey, Netflix is ​​too expensive for me and I don’t mind advertising. We’re adding an advertising layer; we’re not adding ads to Netflix as you know it today. We’re adding an ad layer for people who say, “Hey, I want a lower price and I’ll watch the ads,” Sarandos said.

Sarandos said they are already in contact with potential partners such as Google and Comcast. The date, the countries and the prices of the possible new subscription have not been communicated, but for sure Netflix has taken the matter seriously and we could soon see it become a reality

♬ BEYONCE’ – Break My Soul

LYRIC

I’m ‘bout to explode, take off this load
Bend it, bust it open, won’t ya make it go
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka (Release ya wiggle)
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka (Release ya wiggle)
Ah, la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la
La-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la-la

You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
I’m tellin’ everybody
Everybody
Everybody
Everybody

Now, I just fell in love, and I just quit my job
I’m gonna find new drive, damn, they work me so damn hard
Work by nine, then off past five
And they work my nerves, that’s why I cannot sleep at night

Motivation
I’m lookin’ for a new foundation, yeah
And I’m on that new vibration
I’m buildin’ my own foundation, yeah
Hold up, oh, baby, baby

You won’t break my soul (Na, na)
You won’t break my soul (No-no, na, na)
You won’t brеak my soul (No-no, na, na)
You won’t break my soul (Na, na)
I’m tellin’ evеrybody (Na, na)
Everybody
Everybody
Everybody

Release ya anger, release ya mind
Release ya job, release the time
Release ya trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest

I’ma let down my hair ‘cause I lost my mind
Bey is back and I’m sleepin’ real good at night
The queens in the front and the Doms in the back
Ain’t takin’ no flicks but the whole clique snapped
There’s a whole lot of people in the house
Tryin’ to smoke with the yak in your mouth
(Good at night) And we back outside
You said you outside, but you ain’t that outside
Worldwide hoodie with the mask outside
In case you forgot how we act outside

Got motivation (Motivation)
I done found me a new foundation, yeah (New foundation)
And I’m takin’ my new salvation (Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, new salvation)
And I’ma build my own foundation, yeah (Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, oh, yeah, yeah, yeah)
Oh, baby, baby

You won’t break my soul (You won’t)
You won’t break my soul (Break my soul)
You won’t break my soul (You won’t)
You won’t break my soul (Break my soul)
And I’m tellin’ everybody (Everybody)
Everybody (Everybody)
Everybody (Everybody)
Everybody, yeah

If you don’t seek it, you won’t see it
That, we all know (Can’t break my soul)
If you don’t think it, you won’t be it
That love ain’t yours (Can’t break my soul)
Tryin’ to fake it, never makes it
That, we all know (Can’t break my soul)
You can have the stress and not take less
I’ll justify love
We go round in circles, round in circles
Searchin’ for love (Round in circles)
We go up and down, lost and found
Searchin’ for love
Looking for something that lives inside me
Looking for something that lives inside me

You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
I’m tellin’ everybody
Tellin’ everybody
Everybody
Everybody
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul, no, no
You won’t break my soul
You won’t break my soul
And I’m tellin’ everybody (Oh yeah, yeah)
Everybody (Oh yeah, yeah)
Everybody
Everybody (Oh yeah, yeah)

I’m takin’ my new salvation
And I’ma build my own foundation, yeah
Got motivation (Motivation)
I done found me a new foundation, yeah (New foundation)
I’m takin’ my new salvation (New salvation)
And I’ma build my own foundation, yeah (Own foundation)

I’m ‘bout to explode, take off this load
Bend it, bust it open, won’t ya make it go
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka (Release ya wiggle)
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka
Yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka, yaka (Release ya wiggle)
Release ya wiggle
Release ya wiggle
Release ya anger, release ya mind
Release ya job, release the time
Release ya trade, release the stress
Release the love, forget the rest

The first floating city in the world will be built on the Maldives Islands, hosting 20,000 inhabitants.

It will be called Maldives Floating City will have a coral shape and will be completed by 2027, but some residents will start moving as early as 2024. The project, created by real estate developer Dutch Docklands and the Maldives government, has a much more useful and profound goal. compared to that of the simple futuristic experiment.

Maldives: a floating city to combat rising waters
In detail, the area where the Maldives archipelago rises – made up of 1,190 low islands – is among the most exposed and vulnerable to climate change. Consequently, the construction of a large floating city is conceived as a “must-have” and practical solution to combat rising ocean water levels.

“This project can demonstrate that there are affordable housing, large communities and normal cities on the water that are also safe. They (the Maldivians) will move from climate refugees to climate innovators,” Koen Olthuis, founder of Waterstudio, told CNN. .

Inside the floating island will be built houses, schools and shops that will be fixed by stabilizers that support it against the waves while keeping the buildings and structures safe against the current.

♬ Bob Sinclar feat. Nyv – Borderline

LYRIC

I’m trying to strip off in your mind
Follow the show
You’re gonna fall through desire
Just let it grow
And keep on dancing together
Over the flashlight
Lay down with me to get better
Slowly trick me tonight

Take me to your borderline
I swear that I could love it
There’s no need to be shy
Take me to the other side
Of your sickness story
And your heartless life

Time to play with all my sins
Denying our million lies
Let me see your sweetest dreams
Till we fall in each other’s eyes
Don’t let me go
Before I stopped being confused
It’s time to realize
You need me more than you know
Ain’t got no time to lose
No rules to deny

Take me to your borderline
I swear that I could love it
There’s no need to be shy
Take me to the other side
Of your sickness story
And your heartless life

Oh, take me to your borderline
I swear that I could love it
There’s no need to be shy
Take me to the other side
Of your sickness story
And your heartless life

Borderline
Borderline
Borderline
(Take me to your heartless life)

Borderline
Borderline
Borderline
(Take me your the borderline)

22th June (’22): Anti-Fascist Struggle Day [Croatia]

Anti-Fascist Struggle Day (Croatian: Dan antifašističke borbe) is a public holiday in Croatia. It is observed on 22 June and commemorates the formation of the First Sisak Partisan Detachment, a Communist-led guerrilla unit during World War II in Yugoslavia on 22 June 1941, and in general the uprising of the anti-fascist Croatian wing of the Yugoslav Partisans against the forces of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and their puppet state―Independent State of Croatia.

The Kingdom of Yugoslavia had been routed and occupied by Germany and Italy in mid-April 1941, and on 22 June, when Germany attacked the Soviet Union, the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY) received orders from the Moscow-based Comintern to come to the Soviet Union’s aid.

The public holiday was introduced by the Croatian Parliament in 1991. It replaced a similar commemoration on 27 July, the so called “Day of the Uprising of the People of Croatia”, that had been an official holiday in the Socialist Republic of Croatia and alluded to the Srb uprising.

♬ OneRepublic – I Ain’t Worried (From “Top Gun: Maverick”)

LYRIC

I don’t know what you’ve been told
But time is running out, no need to take it slow
I’m stepping to you toe-to-toe
I should be scared, honey, maybe so
But I ain’t worried ’bout it right now (right now)
Keeping dreams alive, 1999, heroes
I ain’t worried ’bout it right now (right now)
Swimmin’ in the floods, dancing on the clouds below
I ain’t worried ’bout it
I ain’t worried ’bout it
I don’t know what you’ve been told
But time is running out so spend it like it’s gold
I’m living like I’m nine-zeros
Got no regrets even when I’m broke (yeah)
I’m at my best when I got somethin’ I’m wanting to steal
Way too busy for them problems and problems to feel, yeah-yeah
No stressing, just obsessing with sealing the deal
I’ll take it in and let it go
But I ain’t worried ’bout it right now (right now)
Keeping dreams alive, 1999, heroes
I ain’t worried ’bout it right now (right now)
Swimmin’ in the floods, dancing on the clouds below
I ain’t worried ’bout it
I ain’t worried ’bout it
Ooh-ooh-ohh, ooh (I ain’t worried)
Ooh-ooh-ooh, ooh (oh, no, no)
I ain’t worried ’bout it right now (right now)
Keeping dreams alive, 1999, heroes
I ain’t worried ’bout it right now (right now)
Swimmin’ in the floods, dancing on the clouds below
I ain’t worried ’bout it
I ain’t worried ’bout it
I ain’t worried ’bout it

♬ MOSS KENA – Primadonna

LYRIC

Primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can’t help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I’m kinda difficult
But it’s always someone else’s fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave
Primadonna girl
Would you do anything for me?
Buy a big diamond ring for me?
Would you get down on your knees for me?
Pop that pretty question, right now baby
Beauty queen on a silver screen
Living life like I’m in a dream
I know I’ve got a big ego
I really don’t know why it’s such a big deal, though
And I’m sad to the core, core, core
(Yeah) Every day is a chore, chore, chore
(Wow) When you give, I want more, more, more
I wanna be adored
‘Cause I’m a Primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can’t help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I’m kinda difficult
But it’s always someone else’s fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave
Primadonna girl
Fill the void up with celluloid
Take a picture, I’m with the boys
Get what I want ’cause I ask for it
Not because I’m really that deserving of it
Living life like I’m in a play
In the limelight, I want to stay
I know I’ve got a big ego
I really don’t know why it’s such a big deal, though
Going up, going down, down, down
(Yeah) Anything for the crown, crown, crown
(Wow) When the lights dimming down, down, down
I spin around
‘Cause I’m a Primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can’t help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I’m kinda difficult
But it’s always someone else’s fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave
Primadonna girl, yeah
All I ever wanted was the world
I can’t help that I need it all
The primadonna life, the rise and fall
You say that I’m kinda difficult
But it’s always someone else’s fault
Got you wrapped around my finger, babe
You can count on me to misbehave
Primadonna girl