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

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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.

U2 – New Year’s Day

 

This is most likely one of the best known songs for the new year.

“New Year’s Day” is a song by Irish rock band U2. It is the third track on their 1983 album War and was released as the album’s lead single in January 1983. With lyrics written about the Polish Solidarity movement, “New Year’s Day” is driven by Adam Clayton’s distinctive bassline and the Edge’s piano and guitar playing. In 2010, Rolling Stone magazine placed the single at number 435 on their list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. This song was also included in the Pitchfork 500.

Lyric

Yeah
All is quiet on New Year’s Day
A world in white gets underway
I want to be with you
Be with you, night and day
Nothing changes on New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
Under a blood red sky
A crowd has gathered in black and white
Arms entwined, the chosen few
The newspapers says, says
Say it’s true, it’s true
And we can break through
Though torn in two
We can be one
I, I will begin again
I, I will begin again
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
Ah, maybe the time is right
Oh, maybe tonight
I will be with you again
I will be with you again
And so we’re told this is the golden age
And gold is the reason for the wars we wage
Though I want to be with you, be with you
Night and day
Nothing changes
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day
On New Year’s Day

Robbie Williams – Time For Change

 

Time for change is a single excerpt from the album The Christmas Present.

he Christmas Present is the 12th studio album by British singer-songwriter Robbie Williams, and his first studio album since 2016’s The Heavy Entertainment Show. It was released on 22 November 2019, and features guest appearances from Tyson Fury, Rod Stewart, Jamie Cullum, Helene Fischer and Bryan Adams. Williams performed a pair of concerts dubbed the “Robbie Williams Christmas Party” at the SSE Arena on 16 and 17 December 2019 in promotion of the album.

 

LYRIC

For once in your life, make it matter
For once in your life, let it be
Why don’t you hand it all over?
And sing it loudly with me?
Soon we will all be forgotten
But while we’re all still here on Earth
Sing about love and forget about loss
And shout for whatever you’re worth
C’mon, spread the word
(Christmas time)
Doesn’t everyone hurt?
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
Mum’s got a lot to get together
And dad, he provides what he can
They’ve been saving up forever and ever and ever
Just to do it all over again
Got me dreaming of home
(Christmas time)
Fills my heart full of hope
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is here
A time for a change
Must be here
So send all your loving out into the world
It’s your gift
Do you remember the gold old days
When all the children would cheer?
Well, the time’s around, my friends
Santa’s nearly here
Christmas time, Christmas time, merry Christmas
And a happy new year
Seasons come, seasons go, winter song
Time for change is herew

 

 

Robbie Williams – Time for Change

 

LYRIC

I heard some kids telling me
How they’ve lost all the faith in the way
They’ve been talking world peace
And the wars in the streets
The lines on their faces so deep
A revolution or reach out and touch the day
We’re overdue child
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Oh no
I feel the the future in the hands
Of our youth will be safe
No more lies
Old, tired fools tell our future
With tarot cards, and lie of crime
The lines on their faces so deep
A revolution or reach out and touch the day
We’re overdue child
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change
I’ll change
I’ll change
Not tomorrow but today
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change
Change
Now it’s time for change
Nothing stays the same
Now it’s time for change

The best sites for free images

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Often to write blog articles or even facebook posts we use images that we have found at first sight on the web, without asking ourselves whether it is permissible to use copyrighted material. The rule would be that any published content, especially photos involving newspaper articles and graphic designs, should be used with the author’s consent. Obviously this rule does not respect anyone but there is a solution that can reach us: there are many sites that have photo archives that can be used for free.
Here is the list of some of the best sites:

 

UNSPLASH

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Along with pexel it is one of the best sites for free images. It contains a large amount of high quality images

https://unsplash.com

 

PEXELS

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The pictures are completely free to be used for any legal purpose. The pictures are free for personal and even for commercial use. You can modify, copy and distribute the photos. All without asking for permission or setting a link to the source. So that attribution is not required.

All photos are hand-picked from photos uploaded by our users or sourced from free image websites. We make sure all published pictures are high-quality and licensed under CC0.

https://www.pexels.com

 

PIXABAY

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Over 1.6 million free photos, vectors and art illustrations
Finding free images of high quality is a tedious task – due to copyright issues, attribution requirements, or simply the lack of quality. This inspired us to create Pixabay – a repository for stunning public domain pictures. Your source for free vectors, free drawings and free photos. You can use any Pixabay image without attribution in digital and printed form, even for commercial applications.

https://pixabay.com/it/

 

LIBRESTOCK

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Need stock photos that you can alter however you need? LibreStock searches various photo sites for images that are released under the CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. Meaning you can use the photo any way you like so long as you abide by the few, very liberal rules of the license.

https://librestock.com

IfWomenWereMenForADay

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Today, among the twitter trends there is: “If Women Were Men For A Day”.

Someone, on Thanksgiving Day, wanted to indulge in hunting this somewhat extravagant hashtag. There would be much to say if a woman was a man for a day. He (she) would not fall into gossip, or he would not speak in the ambiguous and somewhat bifurcated way that often characterizes a woman. It would be paranoid and save a couple of hours a day for facial makeup.

I think it is difficult for a woman to become temperamentally a man, while the opposite would be more realistic. The character of a woman, although it may become tomboy, never became completely man because a woman’s character is an indelible mark, difficult to remove or erase.  The woman hardly ever gives up her femininity, except in some rare cases where she wants to save herself from a system that would kill her.

The Best Sofware PDF and alternative to Acrobat Reader

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acrobatreader

ADOBE ACROBAT READER DC

It is obviously the main software for viewing pdf files although it does not have functions to modify the text, such as highlighting some sentences or notes next to the text. It can also be a bit heavy for some PCs.
The premium version allows editing of files

https://get.adobe.com/it/reader/otherversions/

 

 

foxitreader

FOXIT READER 

As popularity is the most popular software that makes it among the most viable alternatives to acrobat reader.
Compared to acrobat reader, it has some more functions: highlighting and writing notes. In recent years it has become a bit heavy.

https://www.foxitsoftware.com/pdf-reader/

 

 

sumatrapdf

SUMATRA PDF

Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows. Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Its small and starts up very fast.

Its designed for portable use: its just one file with no external dependencies so you can easily run it from external USB drive.

https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org/download-free-pdf-viewer.html

 

 

PDF-XChange Viewer

PDF-XChange Viewer

PDF-XChange Viewer is an alternative viewer for PDF files that enables you to view and annotate PDF files.
It is a very light software but has a very spartan graphic.

https://pdf-xchange.eu

BEST MusicPlayer Software for PC [2019]

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Best Music Player for PC (2019)

 

01 MUSICBEE

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Probably the best music player. It recognizes many audio formats, has many functions, is light and has a discrete graphics.
It is the ideal software for creating playlists.
You can play, burn, copy CDs, listen podcasts, convert audio formats, and much more…

https://getmusicbee.com

 

03 MEDIAMONKEY

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The best alternative to muscbee. The graphics are less sharp and wide for the playlists which is therefore smaller for playslists.

https://www.mediamonkey.com/download/

 

02 AIMP

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Many consider it a good music player but I don’t like the graphics. It also gave me errors after installation

https://www.aimp.ru/?do=download

 

04 ITUNES

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Itunes as well as being a portal and a store to buy and download the original music is also a player. With the apple software you can also download songs from the CD or watch movies from the DVD. It has the flaw of being a bit heavy software.

https://www.apple.com/itunes/

 

05 MPC-HC

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This is one of the most comfortable and lightweight players. It also Allows you to watch movies, setting subtitles and language. Install it with codecs, which are essential for viewing some video formats. It must not be confused with windows media player classic that was present in the old versions of windows and that has been replaced by windows media player

https://www.codecguide.com

 

06 WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER

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Still remains a valid player; you find it already included in winodws. You can also watch movies and copy tracks from your audio CDs (ripping)

 

07 RHYTHMBOX

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Is the best music player for LINUX

https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox