15th July (’22): World Youth Skills Day

In 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared 15 July as World Youth Skills Day, to celebrate the strategic importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship. Since then, World Youth Skills Day has provided a unique opportunity for dialogue between young people, technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, firms, employers’ and workers’ organizations, policy-makers and development partners.

World Youth Skills Day 2022 takes place amid concerted efforts towards socio-economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that are interconnected with challenges such as climate change, conflict, persisting poverty, rising inequality, rapid technological change, demographic transition and others.

Young women and girls, young persons with disabilities, youth from poorer households, rural communities, indigenous peoples, and minority groups, as well as those who suffer the consequences of violent conflict and political instability, continue to be excluded due to a combination of factors. In addition, the crisis has accelerated several transitions the world of work was already undergoing, which add layers of uncertainty regarding the skills and competencies that will be in demand after the pandemic is overcome.

The United Nations and its agencies, such as UNESCO-UNEVOC, are well placed to help address these challenges by reducing access barriers to the world of work, ensuring that skills gained are recognized and certified, and offering skills development opportunities for out-of-school youth and those not in employment, education or training (NEET). During this Decade of Action for the 2030 Agenda, the full engagement of young people in global processes is vital to generate positive change and innovation.

28th January (’22): Saint Thomas Aquinas

Thomas Aquinas (/əˈkwaɪnəs/; Italian: Tommaso d’Aquino, lit.‘Thomas of Aquino‘; 1225 – 7 March 1274) was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church. An immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism, he is also known within the latter as the Doctor Angelicus, the Doctor Communis, and the Doctor Universalis. The name Aquinas identifies his ancestral origins in the county of Aquino in present-day Lazio, Italy. Among other things, he was a prominent proponent of natural theology and the father of a school of thought (encompassing both theology and philosophy) known as Thomism. He argued that God is the source of both the light of natural reason and the light of faith. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy is derived from his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law, metaphysics, and political theory.

Unlike many currents in the Catholic Church of the time, Thomas embraced several ideas put forward by Aristotle — whom he called “the Philosopher” — and attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles of Christianity

His best-known works are the Disputed Questions on Truth (1256–1259), the Summa contra Gentiles (1259–1265), and the unfinished but massively influential Summa Theologica, or Summa Theologiae (1265–1274). His commentaries on Scripture and on Aristotle also form an important part of his body of work. Furthermore, Thomas is distinguished for his eucharistic hymns, which form a part of the church’s liturgy. The Catholic Church honors Thomas Aquinas as a saint and regards him as the model teacher for those studying for the priesthood, and indeed the highest expression of both natural reason and speculative theology. In modern times, under papal directives, the study of his works was long used as a core of the required program of study for those seeking ordination as priests or deacons, as well as for those in religious formation and for other students of the sacred disciplines (philosophy, Catholic theology, church history, liturgy, and canon law).

Thomas Aquinas is considered one of the Catholic Church’s greatest theologians and philosophers. Pope Benedict XV declared: “This (Dominican) Order … acquired new luster when the Church declared the teaching of Thomas to be her own and that Doctor, honored with the special praises of the Pontiffs, the master and patron of Catholic schools.” The English philosopher Anthony Kenny considers Thomas to be “one of the dozen greatest philosophers of the western world”.

Even a single tree can be valuable … for global warming

illustration of Pawel Kuc

On this day the summer heat is affecting a large part of the planet (obviously the northern hemisphere where there is summer) In Canada, which has always been one of the cold countries and which rarely has high temperatures in summer, there is a climate of 50 °. In the North American country, more than 200 people died in 4 days and the situation is delicate. This is just one of nature’s alarms: global warming is on and when it becomes evident it may be too late to repair the damage. Take care of nature and plant trees and plants so that greenery prevails even in the most isolated corner

⚽ 🎵 Martin Garrix feat Bono the Edge – We Are the People [OFFICIAL SONG OF EURO 2020*]

Today finally the Europeans begin and despite everything they are called EURO 2020, because obviously postponed due to the pandemic. Obviously, the official song of the European football team could not be missing, which this year is sung by BONO (of U2) whose text was written to pay homage to people forced to stay in isolation and to give hope of sociability.

Myocarditis caused by Pfizer (in young people up to 30 years old)

Is there a connection between the cases of myocarditis diagnosed in 275 young males under the age of 30 and the administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine? Haaretz wrote that Israel’s ministry of health reported that it had found a significant number of myocarditis in young men who had received the serum. And that these are probably related to immunization.
What is this myocarditis thing after the Pfizer vaccine

A thesis disproved by Pfizer who, cited by Haaretz, stressed that he did not observe a higher rate of the disease than is normally found in the general population. The cases in Israel – said the ministry – were 275 between December last year and May 2021 out of over 5 million vaccinated. Most of the patients – according to the study carried out by the ministry – were not more than 4 days in hospital and 95% of these cases were defined as mild. The ministry’s study therefore found that “there is a probable link between those who received the second dose of Pfizer and myocarditis in young men between the ages of 16 and 30”. Pfizer – quoted by the newspaper – responded that it was aware of the Israeli study, adding that a causal link between the vaccine and inflammation has not been established.

Myocarditis is inflammation of the muscle tissue of the heart (myocardium) which unlike most heart disease tends to affect young people more often. Sometimes it can go unnoticed, it frequently heals without treatment while on some occasions it can present itself in a serious form. Its symptoms are variable. In the mildest form they can be the result of a viral infection and can be associated with fever and fatigue. In the most severe forms, heart failure develops characterized by shortness of breath, low blood pressure and loss of appetite. Sometimes it can progress to intensive care admission. Arrhythmias – which can be an early symptom of myocarditis – are also among the symptoms of the disease. But most often the disease manifests itself as a heart attack-like chest pain, since there are changes in the electrocardiogram, and some proteins normally contained in myocardial cells appear in the blood.

Facebook the kingdom of seduction …

illustration of Pawel Kuczynski

Facebook is certainly the most used social network by both teenagers and adults … What makes facebook different from all the others is that the probability of meeting people is considerably higher than the others, so much so that all the other social networks do not even text on this topic. Sure, in many ways it might be good to be able to meet new people, but many times it ends up feeding those people who border on the identity of a pig …
Pawel Kuczynski’s drawing fits perfectly with this thought and I believe it is one of the most truthful and relistic works of the Polish artist …

The best dating sites

TINDER

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Tinder is a location-based social search mobile app and Web application most often used as a dating service, that allows users to use a swiping motion to like (swipe right) or dislike (swipe left) other users, and allows users to chat if both parties like each other (a “match”).

Information available to users is based on pictures, a short biography, and, optionally, a linked Instagram, Facebook or Spotify account. Tinder originally required access to a Facebook account of the user of Tinder but, as of August 2019, Tinder allows users to register using a telephone number and without access to a Facebook account.

http://www.gotinder.com/

 

 

CHANNELS

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Channels is a simple way to create posts about any topic (something for sale, event, trip, something funny, rant, etc) which is then automatically geo-tagged with your location or any location you choose on the map. Once its created, users can scroll around the map and/or perform tag & category based search to find channels they’re interested in like yours, subscribe to that channel, and immediately group chat with you and all other subscribed users. Channels are therefore just location
based posts with an embedded anonymous group chat. Most social apps require email, usernames, passwords and sometimes other information. This app is meant to be as anonymous as possible, so all we ask is for you to set a username, if and only if, you wish to chat with others or subscribe.
Channels was created to be simple and anonymous so we have no menus or ads or hidden ways to make money; just 3 screens that you can swipe between.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.chillininc.first.wam

 

 

MeetMe

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Channels is a social entertainment service founded in 2005.

The Company is a portfolio of mobile social entertainment apps designed to meet the universal need for human connection. Its primary apps are MeetMe, LOVOO, Skout, and Tagged. The Company has millions of mobile daily active users. Its apps are available on iPhone, iPad, and Android in multiple languages. Through these apps, users can stream live video, send gifts, chat, and share photos. The Meet Group derives revenue from in-app purchases, subscriptions, and advertising.

http://www.meetme.com/

 

 

Lovoo

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LOVOO is your app to find people nearby in a fun and easy way.

it works like this: find people in your area!
You Can Activate your radar and find out who is nearby, Play Match and find people to chat with or the love of your life and Follow people with the same interests

https://lovoo.com

 

 

Chatroulette

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Chatroulette is an online chat website that pairs random users for webcam-based conversations. Visitors to the website begin an online chat (text, audio, and video) with another visitor. At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.According to New York Times, the site is intensely addictive. In February 2010, a few months after the website was created, about 35,000 people were on Chatroulette at any given time. Around the beginning of March, Ternovskiy estimated the site to have around 1.5 million users. According to a survey carried out by RJMetrics, about one in eight spins on Chatroulette yielded “R-rated” content. Parody shows such as The Daily Show and South Park have lampooned this aspect of the service, and nudity has become an established part of the site’s notoriety.

https://chatroulette.com

 

 

Omegle

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Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names “You” and “Stranger” or “Stranger 1” and “Stranger 2” in the case of Spy mode. The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vermont, and was launched on March 25, 2009. Less than a month after launch, Omegle garnered around 150,000 page views a day, and in March 2010 the site introduced a video conferencing feature. The site now provides a mobile application that lets users chat with strangers from mobile devices.

https://www.omegle.com

Ed Sheeran – Beautiful People (feat. Khalid)

 

LYRICS
We are, we are, we are
L.A. on a Saturday night in the summer
Sundown and they all come out
Lamborghinis and their rented Hummers
The party’s on, so they’re headin’ downtown
(‘Round here) everybody’s lookin’ for a come up
And they wanna know what you’re about
Me in the middle with the one I love and
We’re just tryna figure everything out
We don’t fit in well
‘Cause we are just ourselves
I could use some help
Gettin’ out of this conversation, yeah
You look stunning, dear
So don’t ask that question here
This is my only fear, that we become
Beautiful people
Drop top, designer clothes
Front row at fashion shows
“What d’you do?” And, “Who d’you know?”
Inside the world of beautiful people
Champagne and rolled-up notes
Prenups and broken homes
Surrounded, but still alone
Let’s leave the party
That’s not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful
Yeah, that’s not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful
L.A. mm
Drove for hours last night and we made it nowhere (nowhere, nowhere)
I see stars in your eyes when we’re halfway there (all night)
I’m not fazed by all them lights and flashin’ cameras (uh)
‘Cause with my arms around you, there’s no need to care
We don’t fit in well
We are just ourselves
I could use some help
Gettin’ out of this conversation, yeah
You look stunning, dear
So don’t ask that question here
This is my only fear, that we become
Beautiful people
Drop top, designer clothes
Front row at fashion shows
“What d’you do?” And “Who d’you know?”
Inside the world of beautiful people
Champagne and rolled-up notes
Prenups and broken homes
Surrounded, but still alone
Let’s leave the party
That’s not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful, yeah
Yeah, that’s not who we are
(We are, we are, we are)
We are not beautiful
We are, we are, we are
We are not beautiful


TRADUZIONE TESTO

LA in Sabato sera d’estate

il sole cala ed escono tutti
Lamborghini e le loro Hummer noleggiate
la festa è iniziata, così sono tutti diretti in centro
tutti stanno cercando un programma
e vogliono sapere tu cosa vuoi fare
io in centro con la persona che amo e
stiamo cercando di organizzare tutto

Non ci integriamo benissimo
perchè siamo semplicemente noi stessi
mi farebbe piacere un pò di aiuto per uscire
da questa conversazione, si
tu sei bellissima, tesoro, quindi non fare questa domanda qui
questa è la mia unica paura: che siamo diventate

bellissime persone
decappottabili, vestiti firmati
prima fila alle sfilate di moda
“di cosa ti occupi?” “chi conosci?”
nel mondo di persone bellissime
champagne e banconote arrotolate
accordi prematrimoniali e case spezzate
circondato, ma ancora solo
andiamocene dalla festa

Questo non è chi siamo (siamo, siamo, siamo)
noi non siamo bellissimi
questo non è chi siamo (siamo, siamo, siamo)
noi non siamo bellissimi (bellissimi)

LA, mmm, ho guidato per ore la scorsa notte e
non siamo arrivati da nessuna parte (da nessuna parte, da nessuna parte)
vedo le stelle nei tuoi occhi quando siamo a metà strada (tutta la notte)
non sono turbato da tutte le loro luci e flash delle macchine fotografiche
perchè con il braccio intorno a te, non c’è bisogno di preoccuparsi

Non ci integriamo benissimo
perchè siamo semplicemente noi stessi
mi farebbe piacere un pò di aiuto per uscire
da questa conversazione, si
tu sei bellissima, tesoro, quindi non fare questa domanda qui
questa è la mia unica paura: che siamo diventate

bellissime persone
decappottabili, vestiti firmati
prima fila alle sfilate di moda
“di cosa ti occupi?” “chi conosci?”
nel mondo di persone bellissime
champagne e banconote arrotolate
accordi prematrimoniali e case spezzate
circondato, ma ancora solo
andiamocene dalla festa

Questo non è chi siamo (siamo, siamo, siamo)
noi non siamo bellissimi
questo non è chi siamo (siamo, siamo, siamo)
noi non siamo bellissimi (bellissimi)

Siamo, siamo, siamo
non siamo bellissimi