State aid for KLM should not be based on false sentiment

It has therefore become a total of 3.4 billion euros in government money for KLM. An amount that is barely noticeable between the tens of billions in aid amounts that have been allocated since March as a result of the corona crisis to keep people and companies afloat. The lion’s share (2.4 billion) of the aid to KLM consists of a guarantee scheme for private lending, the remaining billion is a subordinated loan that will be paid in installments.

This should not only lead KLM, which has long since ceased to be self-employed, to be guided by the liquidity crisis caused by the global corona outbreak, but must also show the company more strongly, the cabinet says. As a major shareholder, the Netherlands has long advocated restructuring the company. Corona is an extra reason for this, as can be seen from the letter that ministers Wopke Hoekstra (Finance, CDA) and Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management, VVD) have written to the House of Representatives.

The € 3.4 billion that is now being made available offers the state the opportunity to impose additional conditions. The question is how hard and realistic these are. All the more when it is considered that national governments around the world are supported by national governments and that the competitive advantage of Dutch aid is therefore relative. But it also shows that the cabinet hardly had a choice. Doing nothing is not an option in this fighting market.

Schiphol and thus the Dutch economy are interwoven with KLM in such a way that the free market model cannot fully apply here. It is not without reason that the Dutch government is a shareholder. That has much less to do with KLM than with Schiphol as the home base of the company. Schiphol simply has its crucial function in the economic structure of the Netherlands. That is, still. The world is not standing still here either, and care must be taken to ensure that the special significance of KLM is elevated to dogma

But support for KLM is inevitable at the moment, although it remains a difficult story. It is paradoxical to want to pursue a stringent and radical climate policy and at the same time support one of the major polluters. That is why the government has made a sensible decision to give sustainability a role in the conditions, although the cautious tone is striking again. After all, the ‘requirement’ for KLM to ‘commit’ to existing (international) agreements to limit emissions and to reduce noise pollution is nothing else than the task to comply with the rules already made.

The condition for major intervention on the cost side is understandable. Waiving dividends and bonuses makes sense for a company on the drip. But that it is also decreed that employees who earn at least three times an average income must surrender at least 20 percent of their salary is beyond the powers of the state. It is up to KLM’s management to determine how the imposed cost reduction is achieved.

Many still speak of KLM as ‘our national pride’. Still, pride, not rational sentiment, should guide rational interest in helping the company. Such interest has its limits. This even applies to KLM.

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Dead Giulio Giorello, the wife: “Three days are a nothing, my love”

Dear Julius,
in the house there were only books and notebooks with hand-written notes and texts to be published. No computer, no Internet, no television. No artificial world. Your was full of words to listeners attentive and involved in the conference or a chat between friends in the dinners.

Often you show you in to the words written in the many books and articles around topics that you have treated with a free spirit. You were deeply open even towards the one who was different from you in thought, but that he appreciated your critical sense, as Cardinal Martini.

From the coronavirus were healed but the recovery was hard and slow. Cos we decided to shorten the time of our wedding and give us a day of joy (here is the story of that day). Get married online that was very funny and at the same time formal with the cell interconnected to the protagonists of the event stuck in the library was full. We wanted to share the time we had to live together. It was the 12th of June. But three days are as nothing. 15 you’re gone.

I embrace you strong, my love

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Dead Giulio Giorello, his wife Roberta Pelachin: “our marriage, so cheerful”

Funny and surreal, as he was always, even in that marriage so wanted, and so accelerated, three days before his death. Brilliant and tender as to seem to come from a play. Roberta Pelachin Giorello the story is told with a thread of voice and a smile (here his memory). “He was tired, we had decided to give us a day of joy and pleasure.” It was so on Friday, June 12. “Julius in bed, not make it up, I and my three witnesses with him. The mobile phone, the my, stuck in the library, connected by a part with the official from the Municipality and from the other by Edoardo Boncinelli, his witness. It was all a laugh”. And the impression is that Roberta, teacher and writer, married for four days, and widow, by one, by six years the companion of life (but not home) of professor Giulio Giorello — who passed away the day before yesterday, to 75 years — especially this fail, the complicity and the irony of a man is extraordinarily intelligent. And sensitive.

Friday, June 12, Giorello, he had married his companion, Roberta Pelachin (with her in photo during a trip in Sicily)

Their paths had crossed in 2010. Roberta, as a teacher of History and Philosophy at the Scuole civiche di Milano, had to have his book Letter to Charles Darwin. Dear Charles I am writing to you in this dreamy summer evening… ( published by Edizioni Università di Trieste, italy). A couple of phone calls. “Professor, I would like to know what do you think, I have written of science in the form of a letter”. “I’ve read dr….”.

Other books, the poems of Roberta, one in particular dedicated to”the man of the door”, some knowledge in common. Then a dinner, a friendship that is as “light” until six years ago, when the feelings are made more profound. Every man to his house, though. He’s still smiling Roberta: “there was No room for me”. Books double parked everywhere, on all the furniture, even the refrigerator, notebooks, hand-written, sheets scattered in a large apartment close to the University — his State, where he had studied and taught — without a computer and without television, a mobile phone, “ancient”, only for calls, for anything “smart”. “I was her window on the internet, when he had to send an e-mail, he did with my e-mail box”. And it was not a pose, the attitude to snob of an intellectual outside the world. “For him to be there was there really be, without filters, without the social, without the crutch of artificial. For him, the connection was an exchange of glances. My: I would know when he was mulling something, when chasing a thought, would have made a joke”. But also that of the fans — that’s right, a host immense — that were enthusiastic and faithful to his lectures: “I Remember the conversation after an event, the simplicity of it with the public, garbo, not “if he would take it”, had a word for all, and generous always.”

Were years of conferences and travel, studies, and complicity. “We were in France, and in the cities of art, where good food, he said, joined with a certain aesthetic taste. Lately, also thanks to the friends “Laity trentini for civil rights”, we spent the summer in Pinzolo, where we did nice walks in the mountains (Giorello was due to receive the keys of the trentino town between July and August, ndr)”.

A walk, a glass of beer (irish, if possible), books and comics, the commitments to publishers, meetings, presentations, appointments. Yet, Giulio Giorello felt the weight of age, despite his young brain, the curiosity of childish for any proposal — smart — to be made, the open mind. Is Roberta to tell the story of these moments of sadness: “He felt like a useless old man, he told me. And then I arrabbiavo, contestavo, Giulio, don’t complain! But do you realize what you say? You know what it means to convey the pleasure of knowledge? You know how much good you have done and continue to do?”. Then came the Covid.

“It is what it is”, the voice of Roberta for the first time it cracks. A surge of anger: “of Course if, instead of making us wait six days before you store it… I Understand that in march the situation in the hospitals was tragic and Giulio had no cough. But arrived at a hospital with 62 saturation, the mind clouded from lack of oxygen… it was Not supposed to happen”.

Desperate conditions, but Giulio Giorello had made it. He had fought and won, also thanks to the support of Roberta. Two months of treatment. “He came home on the 27th of may, on his legs, he was fine, it seemed, wanted at all costs to leave behind the patient, the disease. And return”. Had in mind the marriage, ” he said. We had thought in the hospital, he wanted to do it. Soon. While the situation — a few days after the resignation, again sank: “it got Worse, but the doctor said it was normal, a tail of the infection, that the body was weakened. And this time, I was there beside him, I could follow him, be near him”. Yesterday morning Roberta would have to withdraw the analysis of professor Giorello. “To begin a new treatment”.

Was in bed for a week Giorello. Worse, fatigued. Roberta more and more distressed, tense. But still, “don’t worry, it’s normal, a little at a time will improve, stay quiet”. The professor was in bed and also last Friday, the day of her wedding. Smiling and cheerful, the exchange of rings, the promises, the laughter with the witnesses, the emotion. A serene day. And a thought conceived by time and a few times said: “Maybe a house together, even if each of us would have held his “spot”. Certainly not his”. A sigh. “It lasted just a little of our wedding, already. Very little”.

They had learned to live together despite differences, despite the disorder of genius he had found a loving balance. Roberta does not give in to the pain, even now: “I Want to think of everything that is beautiful and special about Julius knew to give. With him we could talk about everything, joking and reflecting, he loved to make jokes. It was ironic, never superficial. The sweet”.

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I tell the Corriere – Giovanni Moro’s questions about the murder of his father

Dear Aldo,
I can’t deny that I feel great emotion when someone, on TV or in the newspapers, talks about Aldo Moro. Many Italians remember his style of politics, his great civic sense, his education and his thickness as a free man. Commemorate it and it will always be a duty for this country. And with a sense of defeat we will continue to remember his assassination. A wound that is always open.
Massimo Aurioso

Dear Massimo,
In recent years, the person who in my opinion has best kept the memory of Aldo Moro his son Giovanni. I interviewed him and read his books. In summary, his thinking this. Almost all the kidnappings organized by terrorist groups before and after the Moro affair (Sossi, Cirillo, Dozier, D’Urso) were resolved in one of two ways which were instead avoided in the case of my father: either through negotiation, or by freeing the hostage. For the president of the DC, says his son, neither one thing nor the other was done: Moro was lost by a non-decision, in which inertia and inefficiency accumulate.
I can add that Francesco Cossiga came to admit more or less the same thing: at a certain point the state considered Moro lost. The Moro family has always had a severe judgment against the former head of state; but even more severe perhaps the one about Giulio Andreotti, accused of lying shamelessly, saying that one of the widows in via Fani had threatened to set himself on fire in the square if any negotiations had started without specifying his name; because that widow didn’t exist.
Giovanni Moro concludes: I can say that I have not yet understood well (beyond the spirit sessions and the hydraulic explanations) what exactly happened around the hideout in via Gradoli; not to be convinced at all that the terrorists have told us everything (if anything, and its opposite), and not to accept that they are the ones who decide that what is not known only concerns “irrelevant details”; to be curious to know what role in the kidnapping remained in the background such as the brigatist Senzani or the various fugitives abroad; of not being convinced that our information services of the time – for the convenience usually described as a kind of Mickey Mouse Club – were unable to carry out sufficient intelligence activities before, after and especially during the kidnapping. They are all still open questions.

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Now we work on the needs of children and parents

Now that the lockdown has hit health goals, what is left of social goals? For the sake of the community, we closed ourselves in the house: the priority was to protect the sections of the population at risk and avoid the collapse of a health system that, fortunately for us, cures anyone who knocks on its door. With bitterness today we see that our children do not have the same protection. In the right battle for the health of the community, it is forgotten that collective well-being does not only pass from the absence of disease, but from the enjoyment of all fundamental rights including that of education. The school is a crucial hub for children’s cognitive, emotional and social development. The delay in the resumption of school activities will have a profound social impact, especially in the weaker sections, for which the distance teaching proposals are inadequate for economic, logistical and cultural reasons. Families are asked to make up for the lack of an organic project for the school, sacrificing on the one hand the educational needs of children and young people, on the other the work of parents, especially mothers, forced to choose between family and work. The Right to School campaign, which I am promoting together with some friends, like me workers and mothers, wants to give voice to millions of families, bringing the themes of school, work and children’s rights back to the center of the political agenda (www.dirittoallascuola. org).
Grace Guazzaloca

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I tell the Corriere – On the side of pensioners with the second home

Dear Aldo,
since March, and I don’t know until, I can’t go to my second home. In June, however, I will have to pay the first Imu installment and the Tari installment. Do you think that’s right?
Angelo Pagliai, Milan

According to the new provisions, we can go to visit relatives, but what difference is there between this move and going to a second home? And to overcome a regional border? I understand that these second houses are very annoying to current rulers.
Fiorella Fiore

We are finally in phase two, and we would like to post ourselves in our house by the sea with the grandparents, the children, even if it is a matter of leaving the region a few kilometers. Absurd to prevent it.
Mario Rossi, Arese

Dear readers,
Many of you have written to complain about the prolonged deprivation of liberties. Unfortunately, these are largely unavoidable measures; references to dictatorships are out of place. I have the impression that an experiment will begin tomorrow. The government did not give the free all; but allowing the Italians to visit the mother (and the now famous relatives and stable affections) in fact opened up to freedom of movement, waiting to see what will happen and to decide accordingly whether to close or extend the reopening.
There is one aspect that is not very convincing: the regional dimension of the measures. Italy is not a federal republic. We are not the United States and not even Germany. There are no Lombard or Lazio citizens; there are only Italian citizens. Why can a Roman go to see his mother in Gaeta, who is still in Lazio, and not in Baia Domizia, which is in the same gulf but already in Campania? And why can a Milanese go to Voghera but not to Tortona? Of course, moving indiscriminately dangerous. But some doubts come, for example, when thinking about second homes.
Let’s leave hypocrisy aside: for a second home I don’t mean the country estate or the villa on Lake Como, which moreover the wealthy Milanese will soon be able to reach without leaving the borders of the Region. I mean the pensioner who has worked all his life to buy a two-room apartment in Loano, and does not have the prospect of being able to go there shortly. This creates some problems, because it is not easy to tell a citizen who pays taxes (pensioners could not evade them even if they wanted to) that he cannot go to his house.

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Thinking about who left without a greeting …

I live in Bergamo, particularly attacked by this tragedy that has swept many lives around me, dear friends and acquaintances taken away without being able to be close to them and express feelings of affection, oppressed by the sense of helplessness. I know that this condition is not only mine, but shared by many, not only of my city. That’s why I wrote April 2020.
To the song … / to the shrill delirium / to the arrogance / of the decomposed atom / and to the boundless ego / of anyone who can everything / to the incredulous silence / the light rain / sprinkles everything / the roof tiles / the tender leaves of spring / the astonished / mute streets, marked / by the high sounds / of the sirens / of cars / with a red cross./ Further silence / the night / with some light / lingering / to hope for the day / another day / a new day. / The light rain / luster of diaphanous flashes / everything / the dome in front / with the head / the golden effigy / of the Virgin Mary / to protect, / everything joins / to silence./ Maybe even the rain / has chosen with reason / to be light / tenuous / to too many lights / rowdy / to the shameless performing / to the greedy appetites / he wants to feel / really close / appearing / in an embrace / without noise / with those who keep silent / with his face moistened / thinking about whom / party / without even / a greeting.
Augusto Sciacca, www.augustosciacca.com

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Coronavirus. Three questions on ARS, under fire from critics for their management of

Decried since their birth, the all-powerful regional health agencies (ARS) focus criticism on their management of the coronavirus epidemic, but the government supports them against all odds because it is its action that is targeted through them .

What are ARS used for?

If they do not have the title, their directors are real health prefects at the scale of their regions.

Created by the Bachelot law, the ARS replaced in April 2010 the old regional hospitalization agencies (ARH), but also the health and social affairs departments (Drass, DDASS) and certain health insurance funds (Urcam, Cram ).

Their vast field of action includes hospitals, clinics, city care, medico-social (elderly and disabled), prevention and environment (quality of water and air).

ARS somehow play a role of conductor, while translating a desire for the State to take control of the management of health policies, sums up Henri Bergeron, director of research at the CNRS.

In particular, they have the power to open or close services (maternity, surgery, emergency) and to authorize certain equipment (scanner, MRI).

Above all, they hold the purse strings, distributing the operating credits of establishments, as well as aid of all kinds to local projects or caregivers installed in medical deserts.

This omnipotence has fueled a decade of frustration and resentment for the medical profession, supplanted by administration without any counterweight.

Grievances reinforced by the budgetary restrictions of the time: born in times of financial crisis, the ARS were from the outset accused of implementing an austerity policy.

What do we blame them for today?

The same as what we blame the state, of which they are the armed wing: bureaucratic heaviness, lack of responsiveness, fluctuating communication.

We probably fell behind in crisis management because we were dealing more with budgetary actors than with crisis logisticians, affirmed in early April the president of the Grand Est region, Jean Rottner.

At the end of March, at the height of the epidemic, a front-line observer was desperate to see the army evacuate patients from Mulhouse, while hospitals and clinics could accommodate them nearby.

ARS discussions are a disaster, he said, denouncing big ego wars, with agency directors who reign supreme over their territory, so much so that even the director of cabinet of the Minister of Health is not aware of the decisions taken regionally.

Revenge, the doctors are having fun, like François Honorat, president of the Union of liberal anesthetists: The ARS did not measure up. They prevent people from working, we will have to reform all that.

In the hot seat, agency directors now know they are on an ejection seat, since the dismissal of Christophe Lannelongue in the Grand Est.

In the midst of a health crisis, this senior official had defended the restructuring plan of the Nancy teaching hospital and its 600 layoffs, triggering the ire of local elected officials and opposition parties.

Who defends them?

The government, well aware that through the ARS, it is its action that is targeted.

Édouard Philippe thus welcomed their remarkable work to enable the resuscitation capacity to be ramped up, increased in a short time from 5,000 to more than 10,000 beds.

And Olivier Véran never misses an opportunity to recall their mobilization decisive in neutralizing the Haute-Savoie outbreak in early February, or in the 644 medical evacuations carried out by train, plane and helicopter.

Whatever the charge, the Minister of Health protects his administration. Carelessness in Ehpad? The ARS received very clear instructions for drawing up a daily inventory. Drug shortage? They establish priorities in the distribution of essential stocks. Christophe Lannelongue? A public servant who believed he was doing well.

Accountancy time has not yet come. But for researcher Henri Bergeron, a balance sheet of their action should indeed be carried out.

We thought a bit naively that from the moment we created a coordinating body, the cooperation between the actors would improve. The crisis revealed major coordination problems, at both national and local level, he observes.

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Other than the Immuni app, the real problem is data management

Technology is useless. No, indeed, the only solution. In Italy we have gone from a chronic distrust to a blind trust in what a digital tool can allow. This is clearly seen with the government tracking app called immune, which we look as if it were the Moon while it could be the finger. From the importance that the debate has acquired – at least until the press conference of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Sunday where she became the stone guest – it seems that the app itself can be the panacea for all the evils of Covid-19, the mat of Phase 2. The work of the Colao task force, in comparison, seems satellite. This sudden uncritical trust could prove to be risky: an app only an app, a source code that in this case will not even have the burden of aesthetics since it will have to work in the background (that is, without being open on the smartphone). It can be very useful only if placed inside a solid system.

The real questions and real difficulties are elsewhere: who will manage the swab negative health data? Where will they reside? Who will take care of the sensitive information of 60 million Italians in a few words to intertwine with the proximity data of the app? There is talk of Sogei, the platform of the Ministry of Economy. just remember what happened with the theft of INPS information on those who requested the 600 euro bonus to understand what the risk of publicly circulating the health of people, perhaps not even updated: with the nervousness that the two months of isolation caused the trial to the greaser could leave Manzoni’s pages and become reality. And it would not be the worst picture: the app (basically a traffic light) will signal in yellow who will come into contact with a red, that is, an infected person. At this point suspect cases will have to self-isolate themselves waiting for the swab. Are we gearing up to potentially make millions of them in a few weeks?

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Phase 2 and us: the coronavirus is active, we open because we no longer resist

On the eve of April 8, when the Wuhan lockdown – a much stiffer lockdown than ours – was lifted, China as a whole declared 62 new cases, most of them imported. The previous day 32. Yesterday, in Piedmont, my region that I have never felt so geographically distant, 394 new confirmed infections were found. In neighboring Lombardy 920.

To open. Or rather, we start to open, because the others do it too, because summer is approaching and below we hope that the heat will help us; because we hope to have learned a series of rules and to keep them for a long time, because the virus perhaps, who knows, it is said, has become less aggressive. In fact, we closed late to safeguard the production sector and we are now opening, botched, to safeguard the production sector. Even the epidemic picture bends before the hypothesis of a strangled economy.

The data improves, but the contagion in Italy is active, indeed lively, and to say that on 4 May not a free everyone does not at all make the idea of ​​what we are about to do, that is to go into a danger, with more individual awareness than beginning, with greater structural protection, of course, but in a situation that is probably not too dissimilar from that of mid-February. We are saying we will have to live with the virus, but we should say we are going to challenge the virus. Therefore, those who know they are vulnerable raise their guard even further from here on out.

Fortunately, out there, we will have the app to protect ourselves. Sooner or later it will come. Suppose it is already mid-July, over 60% of the Italian population has the app downloaded and working on the smartphone, bluetooth has proven to be effective on the necessary distance range and our sensitive data are processed anonymously by a public body. We are in the best scenario but, bad surprise, I receive an alert that warns me that I have been next to an infected person. What I’m supposed to do quarantine for fourteen days. But who will pay me those unexpected holidays? Will they be mutual days? And will the sovereign app determine it?

According to a study published on Science by Luca Ferretti and his group from Oxford, the contact tracing effective if the isolation of all alerted people occurs within three days of the onset of symptoms in the infected person. Three days which include, for that infected person, having recognized the symptoms, having consulted the family doctor, having been subjected to a tampon and having received the result; for all the others who have discovered themselves at risk, having put their lives on standby again. In Turin, my city never so far away, hundreds of suspicious case reports sent by family doctors were lost due to the overload of a mailbox. IS even today, they confirm me from different parts, to obtain a tampon in the presence of symptoms that are not at all obvious. Here are the conditions with which we enter the era of technological salvation. I wonder then: the chain that goes to me that I conscientiously install the app to the hospital laboratory has been strengthened in every link to ensure the efficiency of this new delicate mechanism? Will the same efficiency be guaranteed everywhere, even in November, when confusion with other seasonal diseases trigger an enormous amount of false alarms?

After ensuring the correct functioning of the gear, then, the main fact remains: everything related to the tracing of contacts, from the installation of the app to the strength of mind to isolate itself when everyone else is out and there are no symptoms of any kind, will be on a voluntary basis. The entire keeping of phase 2 on a voluntary basis.The one to which we are going to undergo the greatest experimentation ever made on our individual responsibility.

It would therefore be providential that an extraordinary example of responsibility came from above. Unfortunately, the concord and composure of the emergency start have long since ended. Among the regions, among politicians, even among experts, we are already tracing in the chronology who underestimated the threat more and more seriously, who did not understand or worse, who understood and did not speak. If as a child every quarrel resulted in he started first !, in contagion the opposite charge: he started after him !. The accusations are answered with other stronger accusations, or by claiming proudly: we did everything well. We are doing everything right. Indeed, we would do everything identical. Seriously? Meanwhile, over the trajectories of the pointed indexes, a great Italian amnesty unfolds: it was impossible to predict … even the other countries … Italy then found itself first … an unprecedented situation.

“Sorry” seems to be the hardest word, sang Elton John. Around here a very difficult word. But this time we need to be amazed. In order for the suffering of many not to turn into frustration and then indiscriminate anger, we need something new in our public debate: an assumption of individual and spontaneous responsibility by the main actors of this crisis, before we go back out there. Not of fault: of responsibility, where the responsibilities include underestimations, errors, disorganizations, delays, lightness. Public opinion would be much more comprehensive than previously believed. There is an unprecedented space of compassion for power, because we all recognize the exceptional nature of the circumstances. But it won’t last long. The only signal that I have received so far is sorry for Mayor Gori. Not much, but a start. A forerunner ..

The responsibility, for the moment, delegated to scientists. Not without some inconveniences, for example a Nobel Prize winner like Montagnier who marries conspiracy visions and destroys the efforts of many in ten minutes to arouse a collective awareness about the pandemic. But even here, especially here, no one allows themselves to contradict scientists, ever. In their presence we behave like school children. We pretend to forget that human science, that underestimations, errors, protagonisms, conflicts of interest and cowardice are part of it like any other discipline. At such a moment, this idealization reassures us and makes us comfortable. Calling scientists so respectfully into question, however, looks more and more like a screen: we ask them why we don’t understand each other. And if we make mistakes, it goes without saying, the responsibility not ours, but their advice.

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At least, for once, they appear on television. I have familiarized myself with everyone, because since the lockdown started I have been watching a lot of TV. I don’t miss an evening talk show. In the talks, together with the scientists, there are obviously government representatives, politicians and journalists. Then there are many entrepreneurs and economics experts, lawyers, restaurateurs, tour operators and priests. Representatives of culture? School representatives? I tried to count them and as a champion, I hope quite representative, I chose the eleven prime time talks that I watched in the past week.

In the wake of what will happen with the app, I just report the aggregated data. The guests linked to culture invited to the broadcasts I have seen, considering the areas of the book, cinema, theater, music and even architecture, amount to 12 out of 84 (3 of which are organic in the program schedule). Those of school zero. The arithmetic mean of their ages: 66 years, because Zerocalcare lowers it a bit. No principal, no teacher, no publisher, no film producer, no bookseller. In that dozen, one woman.

I know, one must avoid at all costs to personify the virus, as well as to attribute moral or metaphysical characteristics to it. But sometimes the strong temptation, the temptation to recognize it a bearer of truth, capable of unmasking previous pathologies of the system we live in. Like a gender gap still so conspicuous. Like the hiding of the school and some generations from public debate. Like the marginality of culture, with the exception of some writers or actors who occasionally perform their ornamental function. Like the axiom that school and culture are separate sectors from the rest of social life. Prostheses to attach and detach.
What does this have to do with the health security and civil liability we need so that phase 2 does not become another cataclysm? If the question arises, the problem is even more serious than it seems.

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Review: Ironclad hardware cannot save the Huawei P40 Pro | NOW

With four cameras, a large screen and a strong battery, the Huawei P40 Pro is a beast of a phone. But the lack of popular apps in the AppGallery makes the phone feel incomplete.

The Huawei P40 Pro is the latest top device from the Chinese manufacturer. It is actually a polished version of the Huawei P30 Pro, which also scored well with us last year with its hardware and cameras.

The P40 Pro is a very comfortable phone. With its 6.6 inch it fits comfortably in the hand. The device is smaller than the 6.9 inch phone samples, but large enough for comfortable use. The screen fills the front and is interrupted in the top left only by a hole in which two selfie cameras are placed.

The P40 Pro uses a so-called ‘OverFlow’ design. The screen is curved on all sides, making the screen edges thinner. The phone feels smooth, without rough edges.

Specifications Huawei P40 Pro

  • Screen: 6.58 inch (2640 x 1200 pixels)
  • Processor: Kirin 990 5G
  • Working memory: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Battery: 4,200 mAh
  • Weight: 209 grams
  • Price: 999 euros

The screen is interrupted only by a hole in which two cameras are placed.

You no longer need to bring a camera

The cameras are super, which we are used to from Huawei phones. With the P30 phones, we were already impressed with the cameras, but with the P40 series, Huawei takes it one step further.

The camera island on the back of the phone contains four lenses: a standard lens, a wide-angle lens, a depth sensor and a zoom lens that allows you to zoom in optically up to five times. Digitally it is possible to zoom up to fifty times, and even then the camera presents surprisingly well. Although it is difficult to focus without a tripod and sometimes details are lost. The phone also has a double selfie camera.

The camera island on the back of the phone takes up a lot of space and protrudes slightly, causing the smartphone to wobble when you put it on its back. It also stands out from the tone with the otherwise sleek appearance of the phone. Although that is actually ant fuck when you think of the four cameras that you get back.


The camera island is large and protrudes slightly.

Difficult in daily use

The real problem, like other new Huawei phones, is in the software. The P40 series will not work with Google apps and services due to a trade ban with the United States. Thus, users do not have access to the Google Play Store.

Huawei offers its own app store: the AppGallery. But the offer is disappointing. Lots of popular apps are missing and the store is full of weird copies of apps that you don’t care about and that look unreliable. For example, apps such as Facebook, Netflix, the NS Travel Planner or NU.nl are not in the AppGallery.

If possible, Huawei will navigate you to the app’s site so that you can install it on the phone from the APK file itself. But this way, an app cannot automatically update itself. You therefore have to make every effort to install the apps via detours and to provide them with the correct updates via detours.

That turns out to be too much trouble for a lazy smartphone user like myself. I missed ease of use. In the week that was in use in the P40 Pro, I continuously grabbed my old phone where I can WhatsApp, watch Netflix and check my Gmail without any hassle.


There are many copies of popular apps in the App Gallery.

Conclusion

In terms of cameras and hardware, the Huawei P40 Pro is a very impressive phone. The phone is comfortable to hold, the battery lasted for me for two days without any problems and the cameras are to tell you.

The problem is in the software. Because many popular apps cannot be found in the AppGallery, the phone feels incomplete. I missed ease of use and found I didn’t want to bother continuously installing and updating apps manually.

But those who are less lazy than I and do not mind making the effort, or who already make little use of Google apps anyway, may think differently. Anyone can make that assessment himself. For me, the experience with the P40 Pro was certainly not ideal and certainly not worth 999 euros.

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Take care of your face at home with the best-selling anti-aging magic wand on Amazon | Showcase

We are home, yes. But we have already realized that this is no reason to neglect the care of body and mind. Neither that of the skin, as experts warn: the radical change of environments, as well as the lack of natural light or the concern and lack of sleep that affects many during these days, can take its toll.

We don’t want that. But also, we do not want to miss the good opportunity that this time gives us to pamper us more than ever. So we add a new gadget of beauty to our facial ritual to improve it to the maximum. “Every few time new devices come onto the market with the aim of facilitating and improving our beauty routines. This is a positive thing, since it encourages many more people to consider taking care of the health of their skin. In fact, in our center we always defend the importance of combining the appropriate cabin treatments for each person and good care at home to achieve the best results ”, recommends Elena Ramos, pharmacist, expert in dermocosmetics and co-director of The Secret Lab.

Following his advice as always, it is as fair as necessary iIncorporate a magic wand in the care of our eyes. Indeed, it is well known in the market because its effect seems miraculous, but it is a eye area massager that works as an anti-aging tool.

Take care of your face at home with the best-selling anti-aging magic wand on Amazon



Buy for € 29.99 on Amazon

What is it and how it works?

The device, from the star brand on Amazon Sunmay, combines thermal energy (rises to 42ºC, but does not burn) with sonic vibration to Provide a hot massage and reduce crow’s feet, sagging skin and dark circles. By stimulating the area, it improves blood circulation, aqueous humor and eye pressure, thus relieving fatigue and swelling in the eyes.

It has three functions: Blue Waves, with cold vibrations to minimize pores and eliminate bags; Yellow Waves, with hot vibration to promote collagen regeneration and improve expression lines and crow’s feet; Y Anion Import, able to open the pores in order to better receive the cosmetic treatment.

The wand is easy to use, always following your instructions, and automatically turns off when it reaches the right temperature. In addition, it is light and portable and comes with a bag to store it and take it anywhere. It is charged through USB connection.

Take care of your face at home with the best-selling anti-aging magic wand on Amazon



Buy for € 29.99 on Amazon

# 1 on Amazon

Sunmay is one of the best-selling brands in the beauty and personal care categories on the platform thanks to its cleansing brushes and this facial massager. More than 1,000 users have already tried it and value it with more than 4.7 stars.

“When it comes to using it, it feels nice and comfortable and the vibration together with the heat or cold gives you, at least (since the rest of the features are appreciated over time) a very pleasant feeling of relaxation.”

“I have to admit that the product surprised me: I am using it twice a day combined with my eye contour cream and I notice a lot of result in the swelling of the eyes.”

“It is a product to massage the eyes both with heat and with small vibrations, or even combining the two options, I must say that it lowers the bags and reduces dark circles in my case. I use it daily, in the morning routine, accompanied by a serum or a moisturizing cream, I am very satisfied. I would also like to add that it is a very good material, resistant and light, in addition its battery is very durable ”.

Buy for € 29.99 on Amazon

More beauty gadgets: the pore cleanser with over 5,000 reviews

* The recommendations so that online order deliveries can be carried out in complete safety for delivery people and customers indicate that direct contact between the two should be avoided, keep the safety distance and wash hands after opening the package. All delivery men are instructed to exercise extreme caution.

* All purchase prices included in this article are current as of April 5, 2020.

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