3rd july: Saint Thomas the Apostle

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Thomas the Apostle (Biblical Hebrew: תוֹמָאס הקדוש‎; Ancient Greek: Θωμᾶς; also called Didymus (“twin”), was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Thomas is commonly known as “Doubting Thomas” because he doubted Jesus’ resurrection when first told of it (as related in the Gospel of John alone); later, he confessed his faith, “My Lord and my God,” on seeing Jesus’ crucifixion wounds.

According to traditional accounts of the Saint Thomas Christians of modern-day Kerala in India, Thomas is believed to have travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as the Malabar Coast which is in modern-day Kerala. According to their tradition, Thomas reached Muziris (modern-day North Paravur and Kodungalloor in the state of Kerala, India) in AD 52. In 1258, some of the relics were brought to Ortona, in Abruzzo, Italy, where they have been held in the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle. He is often regarded as the patron saint of India, and the name Thomas remains quite popular among Saint Thomas Christians of India.

1° July – Day of foundation of the Special Administrative Region HONG KONG

Hong Kong became a colony of the British Empire after the Qing Empire ceded Hong Kong Island at the end of the First Opium War in 1842. The colony expanded to the Kowloon Peninsula in 1860 after the Second Opium War, and was further extended when Britain obtained a 99-year lease of the New Territories in 1898. The whole territory was transferred to China in 1997. As a special administrative region, Hong Kong maintains separate governing and economic systems from that of mainland China under a principle of “one country, two systems“.

Originally a sparsely populated area of farming and fishing villages, the territory has become one of the world’s most significant financial centres and commercial ports. It is the world’s tenth-largest exporter and ninth-largest importer. Hong Kong has a major capitalist service economy characterised by low taxation and free trade, and its currency, the Hong Kong dollar, is the eighth most traded currency in the world. Hong Kong is home to the second-highest number of billionaires of any city in the world, the highest number of billionaires of any city in Asia, and the largest concentration of ultra high-net-worth individuals of any city in the world. Although the city has one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, severe income inequality exists among its residents.[28]

Hong Kong is a highly developed territory and ranks fourth on the UN Human Development Index. The city also has the largest number of skyscrapers of any city in the world, and its residents have some of the highest life expectancies in the world.The dense space also led to a developed transportation network with public transport rates exceeding 90 percent. Hong Kong is ranked sixth in the Global Financial Centres Index and is ranked fourth in Asia after Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore.

Due to China’s large population and area, the administrative divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times. The constitution of China provides for three de jure levels of government. Currently, however, there are five practical (de facto) levels of local government: the provincial (province, autonomous region, municipality, and special administrative region), prefecture, county, township, and village.Since the 17th century, provincial boundaries in China have remained largely static. Major changes since then have been the reorganization of provinces in the northeast after the establishment of the People’s Republic of China and the formation of autonomous regions, based on Soviet ethnic policies. The provinces serve an important cultural role in China, as people tend to identify with their native province.

SUMMER FILM: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Western television actor Rick Dalton is in decline, and his stand-in Cliff Booth seeks to gain wages and fortune in the film industry at the sunset of Hollywood’s golden age.

Release date
May 21, 2019               (Cannes)
July 26, 2019                (United States)
August 14, 2019           (United Kingdom)

September 18, 2019     (Italy)

New Graphic Interface of Twitter Desktop

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Twitter is distributing a new desktop client design that adds new customization options and an optimized browsing experience. The new interface has been made available to testers in recent months, however in the coming days it will be extended to all users. Compared to other changes in design there is a difference: the transition to the new one will be mandatory, and it will no longer be possible to select the old one.

The biggest and easiest to notice difference is in the upper navigation bar, which has been moved to the left column: here we find the links for the main screen of the service, for notifications, for the Explore section, for private messages, for favorites and more. The company wrote that the Explore tab was picked up by the mobile app to present the user with more live video and personalized local trends.

Private messages have also been revised, with conversations and sent messages that are merged in the same window. The desktop experience now introduces several themes and color settings, including two new options for dark mode.

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Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello – Señorita

LYRICS
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need ya
But every touch is ooh la la la
It’s true, la la la
Ooh, I should be running
Ooh, you keep me coming for you
Land in Miami
The air was hot from summer rain
Sweat dripping off me
Before I even knew her name, la la la
It felt like ooh la la la
Yeah no
Sapphire moonlight
We danced for hours in the sand
Tequila sunrise
Her body fit right in my hands, la la la
It felt like ooh la la la, yeah
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need you
But every touch is ooh la la la
It’s true, la la la
Ooh, I should be running
Ooh, you know I love it when you call me señorita
I wish it wasn’t so damn hard to leave you
But every touch is ooh la la la
It’s true, la la la
Ooh, I should be running
Ooh, you keep me coming for ya
Locked in the hotel
There’s just some things that never change
You say we’re just friends
But friends don’t know the way you taste, la la la
‘Cause you know it’s been a long time coming
Don’t you let me fall
Ooh, when your lips undress me
Hooked on your tongue
Ooh love, your kiss is deadly
Don’t stop
I love it when you call me señorita
I wish I could pretend I didn’t need you
But every touch is ooh la la la
It’s true, la la la
Ooh, I should be running
Ooh, you know I love it when you call me señorita
I wish it wasn’t so damn hard to leave ya
But every touch is ooh la la la
It’s true, la la la
Ooh, I should be running
Ooh, you keep me coming for you
All along I’ve been coming for you
And I hope it meant something to you
Call my name, I’ll be coming for you
Coming for you, coming for you, coming for you
For you (ooh, she loves it when I come)
For you
Ooh, I should be running
Ooh, you keep me coming for you

 

TRADUZIONE TESTO

Mi piace quando mi chiami señorita
Vorrei poter fingere di non aver bisogno di te
Ma ogni tocco è ooh-la-la-la
È vero, la-la-la
Ooh, dovrei correre
Ooh, continui a farmi venire per te

Atterrato a Miami
L’aria era calda per la pioggia estiva
Il sudore mi cola di dosso
Prima ancora di conoscere il suo nome, la-la-la
Sembrava ooh-la-la-la, sì, no
Zaffiro e chiaro di luna, abbiamo ballato per ore nella sabbia
Alba di tequila, il suo corpo si adatta perfettamente tra le mie mani, la-la-la
Sembrava ooh-la-la-la, si

Mi piace quando mi chiami señorita
Vorrei poter fingere di non aver bisogno di te
Ma ogni tocco è ooh-la-la-la
È vero, la-la-la
Ooh, dovrei correre via
Ooh, lo sai che mi piace quando mi chiami señorita
Vorrei che non fosse così dannatamente difficile lasciarti
Ma ogni tocco è ooh-la-la-la
È vero, la-la-la
Ooh, dovrei essere in corsa
Ooh, continui a farmi venire per te

Chiusi in albergo
Ci sono solo alcune cose che non cambiano mai
Tu dici che siamo solo amici
Ma gli amici non sanno il mondo in cui mi assaggi, la-la-la
Perché sai che è passato molto tempo
Non lasciarmi cadere, oh
Ooh, quando le tue labbra mi spogliano, sono attaccate alla tua lingua
Ooh, amore, il tuo bacio è mortale, non fermarti

Mi piace quando mi chiami señorita
Vorrei poter fingere di non aver bisogno di te
Ma ogni tocco è ooh-la-la-la
È vero, la-la-la
Ooh, dovrei correre via
Ooh, lo sai che mi piace quando mi chiami señorita
Vorrei che non fosse così dannatamente difficile lasciarti
Ma ogni tocco è ooh-la-la-la
È vero, la-la-la
Ooh, dovrei essere in corsa
Ooh, continui a farmi venire per te

Per tutto il tempo sono venuta per te (per te)
E spero che significhi qualcosa per te
Chiama il mio nome, verrò per te (Venendo per te)
Venendo per te (Venendo per te)
Per te
Per te (Oh, lei lo adora quando vengo)
Per te
Ooh, dovrei essere in corsa
Ooh, mi fai venire per te