Many schools have already closed due to the coronavirus

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The period of May is perhaps one of the most beautiful, or even most decisive, months. When I was a student, the month of May was the decisive month for fixing school questions, classwork and insufficiencies. Those who had arranged everything could already enjoy the luxury of going on vacation in late May or at the very beginning of June, thus anticipating the summer holidays.

This year, due to the coronavirus, the Italian schools are already closed, and those who will have to face the exams will have to do it with all possible precautions and with the marks of the first quarter. Even in most European states, schools have remained closed, because it is one of the places where the virus is transmitted, especially because children are totally asymptomatic. The Italian government has already set some guidelines to face the new school year, which will begin in September. According to the current situation, all students will be obliged to wear a mask.
But further restrictions may apply if epidemiological evidence worsens in the coming days and months. Italy has almost reopened everything, but in many cities nightlife and night parties are resumed, which are currently prohibited. Hopefully the exponential contagion will not resume.

TV deludes us to keep us company

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Often watching TV is almost inevitable, because it is the only means of distraction during lunch or dinner, and above all it is a company for those who live only at home. In recent years, some channels have introduced the so-called TV marathons (siticom or talkshow) which I assume are a purely American invention. But how well does TV really do us? I believe that TV does well when it distracts us in the right measure from our daily thoughts.

The internet is also a distraction. But it is different. For those who are thirsty for knowledge, the web is a form of addiction because one can always find something that enriches one’s knowledge. For those who are thirsty for trash, TV is the greatest danger, because nowadays almost all transmissions are transformed into trash.

You have to check the calendar (or your agenda) a few times a week

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Always looking at your agenda makes you mad … You always have to find the right balance. Never, as at this moment, is this Peanuts maxim true. In fact, in the time of the Coronavirus people had to reinvent their day, often out of the ordinary. Always looking at the calendar automates too much our creativity or inventiveness in doing things, often making us mechanical and devoid of any interest in details about things …

May is Here

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Today is May 1st, labor day in many countries around the world. Difficult to talk on this day when many workers risk their work due to the crisis for the Coronavirus. I will just hope that every state takes the right steps to deal with the epidemic.

 

Goodbye April

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This could often have been very long for many people, forced not only to suffer the bad weather of the season but also to stay home because of the coronavirus. Finally May begins, which I consider the true month of spring and perhaps a few times even in early summer. But in this month in many countries there is also the (partial) end of the lockdown and some activities can be resumed, such as that of simply walking through the streets of the city, respecting the safety distances.

A musical track waiting for TOPGUN Maverick (2) in december 2020

 

While waiting for the film to come out, I will place this instrumental track that resurfaces the mythical topgun with Tom Cruise

Top Gun: Maverick is scheduled to be released on December 23, 2020, by Paramount Pictures. It was originally scheduled to be released on July 12, 2019, but was moved back a year in August 2018. On March 2, 2020, Paramount moved the film up two days early on June 24, 2020 from its original release date on June 26, 2020. On April 2, 2020, it was announced that the film release was delayed until December 23, 2020 due to the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic.

 

The autobiography of Val Kilmer, a book entitled “I’m your Huckleberry” was published in the United States in early April. It contains a series of interesting ideas and anecdotes. The actor, who turned 60 on December 31 and who recently had a difficult life due to throat cancer, talks about colleagues and films made, and among these there could not be Top Gun. But it doesn’t end there. Kilmer also tells about his participation in the sequel Top Gun: Maverick, where we will see him reprise the role of the fighter pilot Iceman.

In the autobiography Val Kilmer starts from the first film and talks about his initial skepticism towards the project: “I didn’t want the part” – he writes. “I didn’t care about the movie. I wasn’t interested in the story.” Then he goes on to tell of his audition: “I presented myself with the air of an idiot. I was wearing a pair of ridiculous oversize Australian shorts in vomit green. I read the lines as if I didn’t care. And yet, incredibly, they told me that I got the role, which made me feel disheartened rather than gassed. “

NEW SINGLE: Tommaso Paradiso – Ma lo vuoi capire?

 

April is a prolific month for Tommaso Paradiso because after the single released a few days ago, in which he sings with Elisa in the song “andrà tutto bene“, dedicated to the hope for the coronavirus, another single comes out: “ma lo vuoi capire?” . The single was released today 17th April, and all radio stations are broadcast by the song, which at the moment, however, is without video clip. This song will probably accompany us until the beginning of summer ..

 

LYRIC

Mi diverto
solitamente dopo le 18
la mattina invece, be
la mattina è quello che è
sono a letto
che cerco il pensiero giusto
per mettermi le scarpe
e muovermi nel mondo

Cos’è
che hai?
perchè scappi via così in fretta

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire?
che senza di te
pure il vino buono sa di aranciata
e che la notte non sa di niente
non prende gusto
neanche il suono del piano
il rumore dei pini
l’odore del sole

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire?
si o no
che senza di te
trascino male anche la spesa
che la marcia non entra
e la chiave non gira
e che questa sera
è solo un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
oh no?

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Sono incerto
non so se sia alba o tramonto
scendere le scale o
o rimanere sdraiato in salotto
cos’è
che hai?
Perchè non mi guardi neanche

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
che senza di te
pure il vino buono sa di aranciata
e che la notte non sa di niente
non prende gusto
neanche il suono del piano
il rumore dei pini
l’odore del sole

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
si o no
che senza di te
trascino male anche la spesa
che la marcia non entra
e la chiave non gira
e che questa sera
è solo un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove

E se torni ci guardiamo pure un film
di quelli che fanno piangere
e se ti va poi ci spariamo pure un drink

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
che senza di te
pure il vino buono sa di aranciata
e che la notte non sa di niente
non prende gusto
neanche il suono del piano
il rumore dei pini
l’odore del sole

Oh, ma lo vuoi capire
si o no
che senza di te
trascino male anche la spesa
che la marcia non entra
e la chiave non gira
e che questa sera
è solo un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove
un’altra sera
che piove, che piove, che piove

Alienation in network traffic

Illustration of Pawel Kucysnki

 

On normal days, outside the emergency, social networks and our smartphones are a superlfuous means of communication. While in this period they represent one of the few (if not the only) means by which not to remain alone. But one must always be cautious in using social media. The image of the artist Pawel Kuczysnki represents his alienation in the traffic, as if we were on a happy island but in reality we are only in the traffic.

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.

24th march 1944: Ardeatine massacre

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The Ardeatine massacre, or Fosse Ardeatine massacre (Italian: Eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine), was a mass killing carried out in Rome on 24 March 1944 by German occupation troops during the Second World War as a reprisal for the Via Rasella attack conducted on the previous day in central Rome against the SS Police Regiment Bozen.

Subsequently, the Ardeatine Caves site (Fosse Ardeatine) was declared a Memorial Cemetery and National Monument open daily to visitors. Every year, on the anniversary of the slaughter and in the presence of the senior officials of the Italian Republic, a solemn state commemoration is held at the monument in honour of the fallen. Each year, 335 names are called out, a simple roll call of the dead, to reinforce that 335 discrete individuals symbolise a collective entity.