Murder in Hollywood: Therapist Amie Harwick killed

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Amie Harwick, the therapist who appeared in the documentary “Addicted to sexting”, was killed in her Los Angeles home. Dr Harwick, one of Hollywood’s best-known sexologists and couple counselors, was found by police outside the entrance to her home in Hollywood Hills.

The agents were called by his roommate, who heard fierce cries coming from Amie’s room. Amie Harwick: the Hollywood therapist died When the police arrived on the scene, they found Harwick’s body crashed to the ground: the therapist threw herself from the balcony of her apartment, located on the third floor, to escape her assailant. The tenant managed to escape because she fled ahead of time: when she arrived at the neighbors’ house, she called the local police station. Amie was rushed to a hospital in the area, where, however, she arrived already dead from her injuries.

The first investigations revealed possible evidence of a scuffle already on the first floor of the building: the doctor would have been forced to enter her home by force. Amie Harwick: Drew Carey is ex-husband Harwick, ex-wife of television host Drew Carey (famous in the United States for being the symbol of the quiz The Price is Right, the original format of Ok, the price is right!), He had reached the notoriety in the world of television thanks to the documentary Dipendenti dal sexting, a film by Joseph Tosconi in which various personalities from very different fields recount this phenomenon, which is on the increase thanks to the internet and apps.

LAPD investigators already have a suspect in this crime: detectives have arrested Gareth Pursehouse at his home in Playa del Rey on charges of murder. Pursehouse and Harwick have been dating for some time and have recently split up. Police learned that Amie had expressed concern about her attitudes and had requested a restraining order. However, the measure had expired and the two had seen each other in recent weeks.

On 17th February 1600 Giovanni Bruno died at the stake

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Giordano Bruno, famous philosopher who went down in history for being killed at the stake by the inquisition of the papal state, died on February 17, 1600.
The hashtag #giordanobruno is obviously in trend today.
Although the church apologized to Pope Wojtyla in 2000, he never recognized his writings compatible with the Catholic Church.

Giordano Bruno was an Italian Dominican friar, philosopher, mathematician, poet, cosmological theorist, and Hermetic occultist. He is known for his cosmological theories, which conceptually extended the then-novel Copernican model. He proposed that the stars were distant suns surrounded by their own planets, and he raised the possibility that these planets might foster life of their own, a philosophical position known as cosmic pluralism. He also insisted that the universe is infinite and could have no “centre”.

Starting in 1593, Bruno was tried for heresy by the Roman Inquisition on charges of denial of several core Catholic doctrines, including eternal damnation, the Trinity, the divinity of Christ, the virginity of Mary, and transubstantiation. Bruno’s pantheism was also a matter of grave concern, as was his teaching of the transmigration of the soul/reincarnation. The Inquisition found him guilty, and he was burned at the stake in Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori in 1600. After his death, he gained considerable fame, being particularly celebrated by 19th- and early 20th-century commentators who regarded him as a martyr for science, although historians agree that his heresy trial was not a response to his astronomical views but rather a response to his philosophical and religious views. Bruno’s case is still considered a landmark in the history of free thought and the emerging sciences.

In addition to cosmology, Bruno also wrote extensively on the art of memory, a loosely organised group of mnemonic techniques and principles. Historian Frances Yates argues that Bruno was deeply influenced by Arab astrology (particularly the philosophy of Averroes), Neoplatonism, Renaissance Hermeticism, and Genesis-like legends surrounding the Egyptian god Thoth. Other studies of Bruno have focused on his qualitative approach to mathematics and his application of the spatial concepts of geometry to language.

Today is the world day radio

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Every year, February 13 is the World Radio Day.

World Radio Day, promoted by UNESCO, serves to remind the importance of the radio instrument in celebrating humanity in all its diversity. And that, despite the technological progress and the advent of the web, it remains the most widespread media globally.

World Radio Day 2020 will be held on Thursday 13 February around the theme of “Radio and diversity.” UNESCO and UN calls on radio stations to uphold diversity, both in their newsroom and on the airwaves.

This edition of this year of World Radio Day is divided into three main sub-themes:

Advocating for pluralism in radio, including a mix of public, private and community broadcasters;
Encouraging representation in the newsroom, with teams representing diverse society groups;
Promoting a diversity of editorial content and programme types reflecting the variety of the audiences.
In the world, radio remains the most widely consumed medium. This unique ability to reach out the widest audience means radio can shape a society’s experience of diversity, stand as an arena for all voices to speak out, be represented and heard. Radio stations should serve diverse communities, offering a wide variety of programs, viewpoints and content, and reflect the diversity of audiences in their organizations and operations. Technological advances are also participating to diversity the radio sector: DAB+, DRM, IP streaming.

Incredible disqualification of Morgan-Bugo at the sanremo festival [2020]

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Sanremo is over and although there is a winner, the spotlight is on elsewhere. In the penultimate episode of the Saremo festival, an episode never looked after in history happened. During the performance of the Morgan-Bugo duo there were quarrels that led Bugo to leave the stage during the singing, in front of millions of viewers.

No one really knows what happened between the two artists. The sure thing is that Morgan while singing the song (written by himself) has changed the words of the text insulting his friend (probably now ex) and duo companion. Bugo’s reaction was immediate and he left the stage.

Obviously all this implied the disqualification of the duo. And although it is not the first time that a disqualification takes place at the Sanremo festival, it is the first time that it occurs due to abandonment of the stage.

Morgan’s unusual offense would arise from the fact that the previous day, in the cover performances, Bugo made a bad performance. But it would also seem that Morgan, for some of his claims, has only tried the song once, changing the scores of the music, thus leaving Bugo in difficulty.

However, beyond this singular episode, the festival has met with great success and success.

However, although I read some news every time, I avoided seeing the festival … for various reasons.

Today is World Nutella Day

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Today is World Nutella Day, probably the most famous chocolate cream in the world.

Although today we should praise this extraordinary confectionery product, I will try to elucidate a lot of things for and against nutella.

Ferrero, the company that produces Nutella is one of the profitable companies in Italy. Most people know Nutella, but the company produces many other products: from snacks to chocolates, to chocolate eggs.

Undoubtedly Nutella is the best product (as a flavor) and perhaps also the one that lends itself best to home use.

It must be said, however, that Nutella, unlike other products, has not yet eliminated palm oil, which has now been shown to be an unhealthy harmful food.

Nutella has also recently been criticized by the leader of the Northern League party, Matteo Salvini, who said that the delicious cream is made with hazelnuts produced in Turkey, thus opposing Italian economic interests.

The reputation of Nutella is such that many products try to imitate it in its flavor. In addition, many home-made desserts are made with nutella which, in addition to lending itself well to home-made desserts, saves you the time to prepare the chocolate cream.

The reputation of Nutella is such that many products try to imitate it in its flavor. In addition, many home-made desserts are made with nutella which, in addition to lending itself well to home-made desserts, saves you the time to prepare the chocolate cream.

Corona virus psychosis

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The Corona Virus has reached 24,000 infections and although the china has isolated its cities, especially those from where the hotbed developed, concerns in the rest of the world continue. The Chinese are renowned for being and traveling all over the world and in fact most of the European countries have at least one case of infection.

In Italy at the moment there have been only two cases, of two Chinese tourists, whose conditions however seem to worsen. The Italian state has taken drastic measures and closed all air traffic to and from China.

Although the mortality of this virus is much lower than that of the sars of 2003, the contagion is much easier and this could represent a serious danger for poor states like those of Africa, where deaths already occur for other diseases such as ebola.

China has implemented measures like never before, giving up the industrial production of the largest factories in the world with the risk of economic consequences. But probably these measures were implemented too late, when it was understood that the infection of the virus was quite serious. In fact, in late December, a doctor from Wuhan reported the discovery of this virus to the authorities but it was not taken seriously. Only two weeks later the Wuhan market will be closed, from where the virus spread.

This virus has triggered a real psychosis, in addition to the fact that episodes of racism often occur. Undoubtedly, most of the people, in fear of contagion, avoid Chinese environments, especially restaurants and shops.

Who swims is bigger than who row …

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Swimming is one of the most tiring things .. Have you ever seen the shoulders of a swimmer? They are huge … and probably hands too. Yes, because the hands are nothing more than oars (or second fins) for those who swim. And often those who swim are even faster than those who simply row ..
Regarding environmentalism, the sea does not grant many alternative resources such as dry land, where electric motors or alternative vehicles are spreading, such as scooters and bikes. And so the greatness of those who swim is seen only from the competitive point of view and never from the environmental point of view … where they could spread green messages as you do on the streets ..

DanteDì (DanteDay) it was established yesterday (17 January 2020) and will commemorate the 700 years of the Italian literary genius.

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The Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities, Dario Franceschini proposed the day for the commemoration of Dante and yesterday (17 January 2020) has been approved by the Council of Ministers. The day chosen is March 25, which is considered by many to be the day on which the long journey to the afterlife begins.

The proposal of the national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri as well as being the subject of several parliamentary acts had collected the adhesion of intellectuals and scholars and prestigious cultural institutions from the Accademia della Crusca, to the Società Dantesca, to the Dante Alighieri Society, to the Association of the Italianists to the Italian Society for the study of medieval thought.
These are the words of Minister Franceschini:

“Every year on March 25, the date that scholars recognize as the beginning of the journey into the afterlife of the Divine Comedy, Dantedi ‘will be celebrated. A day to remember Dante’s genius throughout Italy and throughout the world with many initiatives that will see a strong involvement of schools, students and cultural institutions ». «A year after the celebrations of the 700 years since Dante’s death – added Franceschini – there are already many projects under consideration by the Committee for the celebrations chaired by prof. Carlo Ossola. Dante – concluded Franceschini – remembers many things that hold us together: Dante is the unity of the country, Dante is the Italian language, Dante is the very idea of ​​Italy “.

Oscar nominations 2020

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Like every year, the Oscar nominations capture everyone’s attention and interest, especially to consider which is actually the best film. Although from an theoretical point of view the Oscar should represent the best film, it often represents the most successful film, which is not necessarily the best.

This year the most successful film was Joker and in fact Joaquin Phonenix was nominated for 11 nominations. If the film is really the best there would be much to debate. I honestly don’t like it, although I haven’t seen it. Already the idea of ​​going to see the film of one character extrapolated from another makes me lose my curiosity.

Nominations are also often given as career awards. There would be many famous actors who could receive it because they still lack the statuette. Among these is certainly Bred Pitt. But there are also many other names, such as Tom Cruise who, however, this year is not among the candidates for the Oscar and who next year could certainly win the statuette with his new film and sequel TOPGUN2.

While in the United States the winners of the statuettes are expected, in Italy Checco Zalone conquers the cinemas with his Tolo Tolo. And another film that is very controversial is the one about Bettino Craxi, which offers a rehabilitated image of the politician, who has always been considered a condemned man, despite being exiled to Tunisia to escape the condemnation of Italian justice.

 

This is a partial list of all the Oscar nominations, the main ones.

For more info https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/92nd_Academy_Awards

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold
The Irishman – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Jojo Rabbit – Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Little Women – Amy Pascal
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman
1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougal
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho

 

Best Director

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Todd Phillips – Joker
Sam Mendes – 1917
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

 

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton
Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

 

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet as Harriet Tubman
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine “Jo” March
Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly
Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland

 

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI
Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa
Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth

 

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara “Bobi” Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler
Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March
Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

 

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Dean DeBlois, Bonnie Arnold, and Brad Lewis
I Lost My Body – Jeremy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice
Klaus – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román
Missing Link – Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera, and Mark Nielsen

 

Best International Feature Film

Corpus Christi (Poland) in Polish – Directed by Jan Komasa
Honeyland (North Macedonia) in Turkish[a] – Directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov
Les Misérables (France) in French – Directed by Ladj Ly
Pain and Glory (Spain) in Spanish – Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
Parasite (South Korea) in Korean – Directed by Bong Joon-ho

 

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory – Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
The Cave – Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod, and Sigrid Dyekjær
The Edge of Democracy – Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris, and Tiago Pavan
For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Honeyland – Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

 

Best Documentary Short Subject

In the Absence – Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
Life Overtakes Me – John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
St. Louis Superman – Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
Walk Run Cha-Cha – Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

The criticisms of the foreign minister (M5S) Luigi Di Maio

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In recent days the Italian foreign minister, Luigi Di Maio, is being borbarded by criticism from all over the country. The question is very simple: the moment of conflict in the Middle Eastern countries.

Although Di Maio has been foreign minister for just 5 months, he is trying to assert his decisions but is criticized every day because the strategic importance of Libya is fundamental for Italy. Although many people speak of economic interests, especially those of Gas, it is also of fundamental importance for the balance of migration, which constantly spills illegal immigrants on the Italian coasts.

It is a painful moment for the government and for Di Maio who have to face various still unresolved issues. In fact, some measures taken are still at the starting point, such as the cut of parliamentarians, who despite the decree having been voted on in the Senate, the request for annulment has been made and in the coming months we will vote in the referendum.

Other important issues are the electoral law, which has been under discussion for a long time and on which no solution has yet been found.
In addition, the electoral law is continuously changed between proportional and majority.

The final issue on the discussion table is that of the withdrawal of motorway concessions for the Benetton family company.
The intention of the revocation began with the tragedy in Genoa with the collapse of the Morandi bridge, in which the Atlantia company had the demerit of not having carried out the right maintenance checks.

The ‘il fatto quotidiano’ (newspaper very close to the “Movimento Cinque stelle”) even criticized Di Maio insinuating that he could step down from both the role of minister and that of leader of the Movement. Although there are storms of criticism, the government does not seem to risk falling.

The government could risk falling if Salvini manages to win the regional elections in Emilia Romagna.