7th May: How to see the last supermoon of 2020

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The SuperLuna show returns, even if it will be the last time for 2020 in which we will be able to attend this particular “space” show. Thursday 7 May the sky will give us the last Super Moon of the year. It will be the fourth and last of 2020, after those of February, March and April. Our satellite, in fact, will reach the Full Moon phase that day near its perigee (i.e. the minimum distance from Earth, which will touch at 05.05 on 7 May, 359655 km from us, against an average distance of just over of 384,000 km), so it will be a little closer, brighter and a little bigger than usual.

This “overlap” between full moon and passage to the perigee is now popularly referred to as “super moon”. The term, in itself, has no scientific value: in astronomy we prefer to speak of the Full Moon at Perigeo, but undoubtedly the nickname “Superluna” has a charm of its own. After this last appointment in 2020, the Superluna will return on April 27, 2021. Regarding its “floral identity”, the full moon of May was tied by the Native Americans to the flowers of the fields, which are abundant at this time of the year..

6th May: International No Diet Day

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Today, May 6, the day is dedicated to the fight against obsessive diets: International No Diet Day.

This day does not want to deny the importance of keeping fit and paying attention to one’s health, but wants to focus attention on all those eating disorders that can arise from the bad relationship we have with our body, leading us to follow diets, only capable of being harmful to ourselves, because they are not properly calibrated, as any good diet should be.

In No Diet Day it aims to help with the acceptance of one’s weight, raise awareness of the discrimination faced by those who are overweight and want to remember the fact that there is a great chance that diets will fail.

The idea of ​​this day was born in Great Britain in 1992 from the mind of ex-anorexic Mary Evans Young, founder of the Diet Breakers association and author of books in which she also tells about her past linked to an anorexia nervosa problem.

Since 1992, the No Diet Day has been celebrated on May 6 especially in England, but also in the rest of the world.

Trump’s new spokesperson debuts: 32-year-old Kayleigh McEnany “I’ll never lie to you”

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday was the day of Kayleigh McEnany’s debut on the podium of the White House in front of the reporters. “I will never lie to you. I give you my word.” Trump’s first spokesman, Sean Spicer, made his debut in 2017 by spreading false information about the crowd rushing to the inauguration of the new president. At thirty-two McEnany succeeds Stephanie Grisham, who with his ten months in the service of the president, has not even had time to acclimatise. She is the youngest to fill the prestigious role of head of communication in the White House. Originally from Tampa, Florida, a republican family, she graduated in law from Harvard, studied in Oxford, was a correspondent for CNN and is very social. It is on Instagram that his whole life flows. Perfect, like in a movie. An important graduation, rich, blonde and with a postcard family: a 29-year-old husband, handsome and athletic, baseball player on the Tampa Bay Rays team and a wonderful little girl of a few months.

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade is a United Nations international observance designated in 2007 to be marked on 25 March every year.

The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade, which has been called “the worst violation of human rights in history”, in which over 400 years more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims.

It was first observed in 2008 with the theme “Breaking the Silence, Lest We Forget”. The theme of 2015 was “Women and Slavery”. The International Day also “aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice today”.

With 2015 marking the start of the UN’s International Decade for People of African Descent, a permanent memorial was unveiled at the UN headquarters in New York, entitled “The Ark of Return” and designed by Haitian-American architect Rodney Leon, who also designed the African Burial Ground National Monument.

23th March 2020: World Meteorological Day

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The date of the establishment of the World Meteorological Organization in 23 March 1950 has been named World Meteorological Day. This organization announces a slogan for World Meteorology Day every year, and this day is celebrated in all member countries.World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March to commemorate the entry into force in 1950 of the convention that created the World Meteorological Organization. The day also highlights the contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society.Β  The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually held on or around March 23 to remember the World Meteorological Organization’s establishment on that date in 1950. Many different activities and events are organized for this occasion.

21th March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming the day in 1966, the United Nations General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.

In South Africa, Human Rights Day is a public holiday celebrated on 21 March each year. The day commemorates the lives of those who died to fight for democracy and equal human rights for all in South Africa during apartheid, an institutionally racist system built upon racial discrimination. The Sharpeville Massacre on 21 March 1960 is the particular reference day for this public holiday.

14th March: Pi(Ο€) Day

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Pi Day is an annual celebration of the mathematical constant Ο€ (pi). Pi Day is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of Ο€. In 2009, the United States House of Representatives supported the designation of Pi Day.

Pi Approximation Day is observed on July 22 (22/7 in the day/month format), since the fraction ​22⁄7 is a common approximation of Ο€, which is accurate to two decimal places and dates from Archimedes.

Two Pi Day, also known as Tau Day for the mathematical constant Tau, is observed on June 28 (6/28 in the month/day format).

In 1988, the earliest known official or large-scale celebration of Pi Day was organized by Larry Shaw at the San Francisco Exploratorium, where Shaw worked as a physicist,[8] with staff and public marching around one of its circular spaces, then consuming fruit pies.[9] The Exploratorium continues to hold Pi Day celebrations.

On March 12, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a non-binding resolution (111 H. Res. 224), recognizing March 14, 2009 as National Pi Day. For Pi Day 2010, Google presented a Google Doodle celebrating the holiday, with the word Google laid over images of circles and pi symbols;Β  and for the 30th anniversary in 2018, it was a Dominique Ansel pie with the circumference divided by its diameter.

The entire month of March 2014 (3/14) was observed by some as “Pi Month”. In the year 2015, March 14 was celebrated as “Super Pi Day”. It had special significance, as the date is written as 3/14/15 in month/day/year format. At 9:26:53, the date and time together represented the first 10 digits of Ο€.

CORONAVIRUS – The story from Italy: locked up in their own homes.

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Today, 13th March is the second day when most of the citizens are locked up at home, and after the decree implemented on 11 March, only the curfew remains as the most extreme measure. Staying at home is not difficult but often you also need a walk, especially for those who live in the apartment.

We have to stay home until April 3rd. I learn from TV and internet news that today schools have also closed in Germany, where they have now exceeded 2000 co-infected. Many international VIPs have tested positive for Coronavirus and have already postponed some Europa League matches and the first Formula 1 grand prix in Australia.

Things to do at home would be many: the best thing would be to read a few books but often the web diverts our attention, especially with social networks, especially if the VIPs, like the singers, entertain us with their concerts from home, after they ran a whole campaign inviting all citizens to stay home ..

In addition to reading, many could discover the beauty and the art of writing or even drawing (or painting). In practice it can be a period to cultivate one’s passions or even to discover new ones. It is perhaps an unrepeatable period, which can divert us from the frenzy of everyday life and from the gloabal and social world.

The TV would be avoided, even if watching it a little never hurts … Of course if you are with your family it could be a burden to always be with your wife lol …
Every now and then you could go for a walk, for a breath of air, for sports or for the dog, but only if you are in an isolated area and without assemblies of people …

Better to avoid doing stupid things, such as going out to visit a friend or going to party .. in Italy thousands of fines have already been made to those who have transgressed the rules of the new decree ..
It is a time when you have to be responsible, although young people are the most carefree and less aware of the emergency situation. The virus could remain until the summer, although, according to what I learned from some statements by the heads of state of Germany and the United Kingdom, “almost” expects the virus to infect the whole population in order to trigger that mechanism called as ‘flock immunity’.

CORONAVIRUS – All Italy blocked: all citizens will not be able to move from their municipality without serious motivation until April 3

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Few times I vent in critical post but this time it is really necessary. The Italian government issues 1 decree a day based on the evolution of coronavirus infections. Until yesterday only the Lombardy region was closed but from now on all Italy is closed and this is because before the decree closing the north, there was a news leak that allowed thousands of people to flee from north to south , putting the whole country at serious risk .. It is ridiculous enough that an entire country is on its knees for a virus that not only has low mortality but affects only the elderly and there are no beds for intensive care .. L Italy is becoming the laughing stock of the world and it will be difficult to recover from this situation, especially for the compromised global image.

Sometimes I think that Italy is governed by a country of old Masons because life in the other European countries runs smoothly, or almost as if nothing happened. Health comes first, but in this case we are paradoxical of everything …

If I think that Italy has a free health system instead other countries (such as the USA) cannot afford hospitalization without a credit card, it makes us smile. The truth is that by missing hospital beds, doctors would be forced to take responsibility for giving priority to the young people most likely to survive …

Even masses and all religious services were interrupted … No country had come to this except China …

When I think that American soldiers risk their lives every day while Italian citizens must stay at home in order not to infect ‘grandparents’, it is the parody of an apocalypse without values ​​…

The streets are empty, few people around. Only supermarkets are obliged to remain open, to allow people to buy basic necessities. It is a country that is going crazy ..

Coronavirus: Tim Cook offers smart working to Apple employees

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Tim Cook today offered employees in most offices around the world the opportunity to work from home and announced new policies in light of the coronavirus epidemic currently spreading in Italy, the US and other countries.

Specifically, Apple has explicitly told employees of many offices in different countries around the world to “feel free to work remotely, if your job allows it.” The timescales declared by Tim Cook are from today, March 9, until March 13, according to an internal note obtained by Bloomberg and later confirmed by a company spokesman. The corporate policy of last Friday, which started from California and Seattle, is therefore extended, and now it arrives in almost all company offices, including in Italy.