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.

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.

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 in Italy [UPDATE 09March]

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Today, March 9, the Milan stock exchange (and therefore the Italian one) has collapsed, reaching -10%. And all other European stock exchanges report losses of over 5%. It is a difficult moment, especially after the latest government decree, which closes Lombardy and 14 other provinces, thus isolating the most productive region of Italy. It was a long-awaited decision to close Lombardy, but it was necessary, despite all the schools in Italy having closed in recent days. In fact, it makes no sense to close schools while young people continue to crowd the city premises. The contagion is increasing exponentially, and the fear is that the virus may also affect regions of the south, where there are no health facilities like those in the north. It must be said that so far the 366 registered victims are mostly elderly with an average age of about 80 years .. but if hospitals were to become clogged, doctors could apply the priorities of care to younger people …
More drastic measures cannot be ruled out in the coming days. Football, for example, is continuing the championship, and yesterday all the games were played, although some players delayed the appearance on the pitch due to doubts and perplexities. If even a single positive player is found, the SerieA will obviously close instantly.

In these days, the images and news of Italy have gone around the world in all newspapers, advising not to land planes and ships with tourists or Italian people. The damage to the image is incalculable, especially after some French teasing. The Italian economy, even after this moment of epidemic, will have a lot of difficulty starting up again, especially for exports.

It is true that Italy has the largest number of people infected after China, but it is also true that Italians have made more swabs than any other country. In addition, the number of elderly people in Italian is higher than any other country in the world because the average age is around 60 years. I have some doubts that the numbers of the infected in Germany and France are true …

From the latest TV reports, I have been able to see many young people caring about the virus issue, continuing their lives.
It is always to photograph reality, but one thing is certain:
today stock exchanges all over the world have marked decreases causing the price of oil to drop by 31%, an event that has not occurred since 1991. Unmissable

Northern Italy is going into total chaos because people are not used to taking daily measures and behaviors that do not expose them to contact with other people. Never like this time, the differences between north and south emerge. The south has always been the subject of accusations for the mafia, but today more than ever the ignorance of the people in not being able to take measures of caution and isolation in their home emerges. In the north, in fact, the fashion (or habit) is to go to bars to have an aperitif with friends: a frenzied hyperactivism … which led some Italian VIPs to invite Italians (those from the north) to stay in home..

$ 1 billion to change US networks in rural areas

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United States President Donald Trump is expected to sign a document shortly with which the amount of $ 1 billion will be allocated. The purpose of this investment by the US administration? Replace network devices in rural areas of the United States that currently are systems manufactured by companies “that pose a risk to national security.”

In other words, therefore, proceed with the progressive dismantling of all the infrastructures of the Chinese companies by the telecommunications equipment installed in the American territory, thus removing Huawei and ZTE instruments.

At the present time, federal governments are prohibited from purchasing network equipment from companies that may pose a risk to national security. With this new move we will intervene on existing and operational infrastructures, obviously not based on the new 5G standard but on the previous ones.

International Women’s Day 2020

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The FEMM International Women’s Day 2020 event, scheduled for March 5, 2020, has been canceled. Because of coronavirus epidemic (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced that over the next three weeks, 130 events at Parliament’s headquarters, which should have been present for 6000 to 7000 participants, have been deleted.
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The FEMM, in collaboration with the Directorate for Relations with National Parliaments, had planned to hold a meeting of the interparliamentary commission on the “25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and the platform of action” to celebrate International Women’s Day as an event. special, to return to reflect on progress made on gender equality and forward to anticipate future challenges.

The European Commission presented its strategy for equality between women and men in Europe. While the EU is a global leader in gender equality and has made significant progress in recent decades, gender-based violence and stereotypes continue to persist: one in three women in the EU has experienced physical and / or sexual violence. Although more women graduate from university, they earn on average 16% less than men and only 8% of the CEOs of the largest EU companies are women.

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HISTORY

After the Socialist Party of America organized a Women’s Day in New York City on February 28, 1909, German delegates Clara Zetkin, KΓ€te Duncker and others proposed at the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference that “a special Women’s Day” be organized annually. After women gained suffrage in Soviet Russia in 1917, March 8 became a national holiday there. The day was then predominantly celebrated by the socialist movement and communist countries until it was adopted by the feminist movement in about 1967. The United Nations began celebrating the day in 1975.

Commemoration of International Women’s Day today ranges from being a public holiday in some countries to being largely ignored elsewhere. In some places, it is a day of protest; in others, it is a day that celebrates womanhood.