Today (29th Feb) is World Rare Disease Day

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The 13th World Rare Disease Day is celebrated today. This year the theme is dedicated to equity as access to equal opportunities to enhance the potential of people with a rare disease.
February 29 – it says – is a rare day and was chosen as the day of rare diseases. The term Rare Diseases indicates those conditions whose prevalence in the population is less than 5 cases per 10,000 inhabitants. They are heterogeneous conditions, very numerous (the World Health Organization has calculated the existence of approximately 8,000 known and diagnosed rare diseases) and represent a public health problem due to the strong impact on the population. The concept of rarity includes the diagnostic and care problems that rarity entails. That is, the difficulty in being diagnosed, the complexity of the approach, the chronicity, the onerousness of the treatment and management. This translates into long times for diagnosis, the need for a coordinated multidisciplinary approach, the need for a multisectoral approach, the need for a multidimensional approach. and to take care of. The task of health workers is to take care and this can be best accomplished by integrating scientific knowledge with deep solidarity.

29th February: leap year day

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The famous popular proverb says: bisetile anno fatesta year .. will it be so? Regardless of beliefs and superstitions, 2020 began with one of the most perilous epidemics of recent decades. In addition, fires in Australia destroyed several hectares of land in early December.
How will a person born on February 29th celebrate his birthday? I imagine you celebrate it the day before (February 28), as it happens for name days. Today, moreover, it is also the world day of rare diseases .. as if this theme was linked to the rarity of this day.

February is also generally one of the coldest months of the year together with January. In March, although it is called crazy, it is almost always a warmer month. But this year, February was also a very hot month for many nations due to strange weather conditions.

Waking up early in the morning is always difficult…

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How many people want to get up early in the morning? As a rest you would always want to wake up in the morning .. but unfortunately it almost always happens that we have to wake up with fatigue and sleep and this leads us to say that we would like to wake up early … When you wake up early you have calm and serenity to face things as if we were ahead of time and the rest of the world.

Fatigue is a bad advisor and often leads us to do things against common sense, although sometimes fatigue is inevitable … for our essential commitments. If we were not to sleep we could do anything we would like, but tiredness requires us to balance … sometimes it is better to do fewer things but well … rarely the opposite!

♪ ♬ Arizona Zervas – Roxanne

 

All for the ‘Gram
Bitches love the ‘Gram
Oh wait shit
Brr brr
Brr, brr, brr (aye)
Skrrt, skrrt
Roxanne
Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night
Goddamn, Roxanne
Never gonna love me but it’s alright
She think I’m an asshole
She think I’m a player
She keep running back though
Only ’cause I pay up
Roxanne
Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night
Met her at a party in the Hills, yeah
She just wanna do it for the thrill, yeah
Shorty drive a poodle with no top
But if I throw this money she gon’ drop, aye
She don’t wait in lines if it’s too long
She don’t drive the whip unless the roof off
Only want to call when the cash out
Only take the pic when her ass out
She from
Malibu, Malibu
If you ain’t gotta foreign then she laugh at you
Malibu, Malibu
Spending daddy’s money with an attitude
Roxanne
Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night
Goddamn, Roxanne
Never gonna love me but it’s alright
She think I’m an asshole
She think I’m a player
She keep running back though
Only ’cause I pay up
Roxanne
Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night
I just wanna have fun!
In LA, yeah
Got no brakes, yeah
Living fast, Ricky Bobby, shake and bake, yeah
See the chain? yeah
Issa lake, yeah
Swipe the chase, ooh
Now she wanna date, yeah
Straight to NOBU
On the coast ooh
Shorty only like cocaine and whole foods
Yeah
Snappin’ all up on the ‘Gram
Ass going crazy
Now she wanna fuck me in the foreign
Going 80
Up In
Malibu, Malibu
If you ain’t gotta foreign then she laugh at you
Malibu, Malibu
Spending daddy’s money with an attitude
Roxanne
Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night
Goddamn, Roxanne
Never gonna love me but it’s alright
She think I’m an asshole
She think I’m a player
She keep running back though
Only ’cause I pay up
Roxanne
Roxanne
All she wanna do is party all night

25th february 2020: Shrove Tuesday

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Shrove Tuesday is the last day of carnival and the following day is Ash Wednesday, that is, the first day of Lent which ends with Easter, or more precisely with Holy Thursday in Holy Week. Shrove Tuesday, as well as carnival, is mainly celebrated in Christian countries. In Italy, the country that most celebrates this tradition, there are many cities where Carnival is famous all over the world. The most famous carnivals are those of Venice and that of Viareggio. This year, due to the coronavirus, which has particularly affected Italy, Shrove Tuesday is not celebrated in Venice. So only the Viareggio carnival is celebrated, which remains one of the most famous carnival in the world.

Corona virus is spreading widely in Italy

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Until a few days ago in Italy there were only three infected and all hoped to have stemmed the coronavirus epidemic. But yesterday 21 February there was the first news of an infected person in Lombardy, in the province of Lodi. In a few hours the news has increased and the confirmed cases of infected people has risen to 16. In one day the infected people went from 3 to 35, making Italy the country with the most infected people.

It is sad to note that after exactly one month that newspapers and TVs had given all the recommendations to avoid contagion, it was necessary to isolate entire countries.
In fact, although Italy has taken the most drastic measures, closing all air flights to and from China, there has been the worst “epidemic”.

I don’t know what the real causes of all this are, but surely the neglect of the seriousness of the problem is one of the main reasons. Even if you are a manager, you cannot dine with colleagues who have just returned from China.

20th february: World Day of Social Justic

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World Justice Day is an international anniversary celebrated on 20th February of each year, since 2009, organized by the United Nations Organization to promote the theme of social justice worldwide.
This day is the prerequisite for peace and security between nations because, through respect for human rights and the fundamental freedoms of all, it is able to remove the barriers that people face in accessing social welfare due to gender , age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture, disability, working conditions and justice.
The theme of the day for 2020 is “Bridging the inequality gap to achieve social justice“. But what are the main inequalities to be filled?
We are witnessing the dehumanization of economic policies aimed at enhancing only financial results but instead the evaluation of results should be encouraged in light of the positive impact for citizens.
There is still a large pay gap between men and women in the presence of a similar role, function and responsibility and insufficient measures to reconcile life and work times.
Political and entrepreneurial strategies are slow to implement the energy transitions necessary to ensure environmental justice and persevere in the exploitation of the natural resources of developing countries for the benefit and use of developed countries, but instead should tend to contain their economic and social gap .

The globalization of markets, the spread of technology, the expansion of the markets for goods and services, the expansion of investments and the internationalization of companies and business processes have not been enough to ensure fair employment and working conditions, equality and protection social development in developing countries, nor to set fair global labor standards.

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, February 15 is the anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and Google commemorates her with the doodle

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Susan B. Anthony commemorated with a Google Doodle.

 

Today, February 15 is the anniversary of Susan B. Anthony’s birth and Google has dedicated the doodle to her on his search engine.

Susan B. Anthony’ was an American social reformer and women’s rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage movement.

Born into a Quaker family committed to social equality, she collected anti-slavery petitions at the age of 17. In 1856, she became the New York state agent for the American Anti-Slavery Society.

In 1851, she met Elizabeth Cady Stanton, who became her lifelong friend and co-worker in social reform activities, primarily in the field of women’s rights. In 1852, they founded the New York Women’s State Temperance Society after Anthony was prevented from speaking at a temperance conference because she was female. In 1863, they founded the Women’s Loyal National League, which conducted the largest petition drive in United States history up to that time, collecting nearly 400,000 signatures in support of the abolition of slavery. In 1866, they initiated the American Equal Rights Association, which campaigned for equal rights for both women and African Americans. In 1868, they began publishing a women’s rights newspaper called The Revolution. In 1869, they founded the National Woman Suffrage Association as part of a split in the women’s movement. In 1890, the split was formally healed when their organization merged with the rival American Woman Suffrage Association to form the National American Woman Suffrage Association, with Anthony as its key force. In 1876, Anthony and Stanton began working with Matilda Joslyn Gage on what eventually grew into the six-volume History of Woman Suffrage. The interests of Anthony and Stanton diverged somewhat in later years, but the two remained close friends.

In 1872, Anthony was arrested for voting in her hometown of Rochester, New York, and convicted in a widely publicized trial. Although she refused to pay the fine, the authorities declined to take further action. In 1878, Anthony and Stanton arranged for Congress to be presented with an amendment giving women the right to vote. Introduced by Sen. Aaron A. Sargent (R-CA), it later became known colloquially as the Susan B. Anthony Amendment. It was ratified as the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Anthony traveled extensively in support of women’s suffrage, giving as many as 75 to 100 speeches per year and working on many state campaigns. She worked internationally for women’s rights, playing a key role in creating the International Council of Women, which is still active. She also helped to bring about the World’s Congress of Representative Women at the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893.

When she first began campaigning for women’s rights, Anthony was harshly ridiculed and accused of trying to destroy the institution of marriage. Public perception of her changed radically during her lifetime, however. Her 80th birthday was celebrated in the White House at the invitation of President William McKinley. She became the first female citizen to be depicted on U.S. coinage when her portrait appeared on the 1979 dollar coin.

FANTASY ISLAND: remake of a cult series

The producer is Blumhouse Productions, which in recent years has given theaters a vast assortment of horror titles, some of which are valuable as “Insidious” and “Get out”, others in “splatter with panache” style for teenagers. Well, of such a large assortment of titles “Fantasy Island” is probably the worst.

The story sees five lucky prize contest winners land on a lush island. Waiting for them is the manager of a luxury resort, Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña), whose task will be to create a fantasy for each guest.

“Fantasy Island” takes a dated but successful idea and tries to adapt it to meet the tastes of the new generations. The intriguing premises and the suggestive location, however, do not find the right ingredients that make up the whole so it is a missed opportunity. Unnecessarily convoluted and full of illogical narrative overturns, “Fantasy Island” leaves us exhausted: the word “fantasy” is repeated by all the characters in a ridiculously obsessive way, it is not known why every now and then a man appears who is prowling in the jungle (Michael Rooker ), the characters are all annoying or whining and the ending is nothing short of messy, full of course changes