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The Bocconi Sport Team has entered the world of e-sports and will participate in the 1st edition of the FIFA 21 E-Sports Winter Cup, organized by CUS Milano. The event will start on November 23rd.
One year after its first edition, FTxBocconi Talent Challenge 2021 will take place in online mode from February 6th to the 13th, 2021. The international competition organized by Bocconi University and the Financial Times will focus on how to rethink the business world. Applications are open until November 24th.
Bocconi for innovation (B4i), Bocconi’s startup accelerator, has launched its third Innovation Startup Call, which will be open from November 9th to January 7th, 2021.
Amazon was charged with Antitrust violations by European Commission. European Union regulators brought antitrust charges against Amazon on Tuesday, saying the online retail giant broke competition laws by unfairly using its size and access to data to harm smaller merchants that rely on the company to reach customers. “No company cares more about small businesses or has done more to support them over the past two decades than Amazon”, the firm replied in a statement.
Council and Parliament reach a deal on the EU budget. The deal — which still requires final consent from both the Parliament and Council — opens the way for the seven-year budget to come into effect in January, and sets the stage politically for member states to begin the ratification process required to make the bloc’s new €750 billion recovery fund operational. However, Hungarian PM Viktor Orbán threatens to veto the deal over conditionalities related to the respect of rule of law.
Peru’s President Merino resigns after deadly crackdown on protesters. On Monday, Peru’s president Martin Vizcarra was impeached over bribery allegations. Manuel Merino, former speaker of Congress replaced Vizcarra as interim president, and has resigned on Sunday. Tens of thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets to protest against Mr Vizcarra’s removal from presidency. On Saturday, the protests in Lima ended when two male protestors, one aged 24 and the other 25, were killed by gunshot wounds. This led to Merino announcing his resignation from government on Sunday, leaving Peru with a concerning, growing political crisis.
Iraq camp closure ‘could leave 100,000 homeless’. More than six million Iraqis fled their homes during the war against the Islamic State that ended in December 2017. An estimated 1.3 million people still remain displaced due to the fact that their areas of origin were completely destroyed after the conflict. Iraq’s government began forcibly closing the camps, and is committed to continue shutting them down even during the pandemic. With winter coming, the fate of thousands of families living in these camps throughout Iraq is on the line because they are being forced to leave with little to no warning.
Bolivia’s ex-president returns from exile. On Monday, Evo Morales crossed from Argentina to Bolivia after almost a year after he went into exile. In November 2019, Mr Morales resigned and left Bolivia after almost 14 years of ruling amid mass protests over allegations of rigged voting in the elections. He has now returned due to the fact that his political party won the re-run elections on October 18th, 2020.
Belize election: Opposition win brings change after 12 years. On Thursday, after 12 years of being led by the conservative party, Belize will see a change after the general election was won by the centre-left PUP party. This Central American nation will now be led by Johnny Briceño, who will face some big challenges due to the pandemic and the destruction caused by the passing of the Tropical Storm Eta.
Armenia and Azerbaijan sign a peace treaty sponsored by Russia, with big gains for Azerbaijan. The treaty enables the latter to gain many concessions it has sought for decades. Displaced Armenians, on the other hand, burn their houses for Azerbaijanis not to have any.
The Husband-and-Wife Team Behind the Leading Vaccine to Solve Covid-19. On Monday, BioNTech and Pfizer announced that a vaccine for COVID-19 was more than 90 percent effective in preventing the disease among trial volunteers who had no evidence of having previously been infected. This extraordinary result was possible thanks to Dr. Ugur Sahin and his wife Dr. Özlem Türeci, a German-Turkish couple whose story is truly worth reading.
Hong Kong opposition lawmakers resign after four colleagues are ousted by China. Beijing forced four pro-democracy figures out of Hong Kong’s legislature, in response to which 15 others resigned en masse. This is yet another step in the crackdown of HongKonger democratic aspirations.
Bilancio di casi e decessi da Covid-19. I contagi sono passati dai 25.271 di lunedì ai 33.979 di domenica; i decessi da 356 a 546. Dall’inizio della pandemia, almeno 1.178.529 persone hanno contratto il virus, per 45.229 delle quali è stato fatale.
Campania e Toscana sono passate in zona rossa; Emilia-Romagna, Friuli Venezia-Giulia e Marche in zona arancione.
Zuccatelli già rischia di salutare la Calabria, siluro dal M5s al nuovo commissario: «Imbarazzante, deve dimettersi». La carica di Zuccatelli a commissario della Sanità in Calabria rischia di terminare ancor prima di essere iniziata. La richiesta di dimissioni proviene dal M5s, che definisce la nomina come “inopportuna” dopo le dichiarazioni del commissario sul Coronavirus, rilasciate in due video diventati virali: in uno nega l’utilità della mascherina, mentre nell’altro asserisce che un contagio è possibile solo baciandosi per quindici minuti.
Vaccino Pfizer contro il Covid, all’Italia 27 milioni di dosi. La Presidente della Commissione UE von der Leyen annuncia che il vaccino sviluppato da BioNTech/Pfizer risulta essere il più promettente fino ad ora, raggiungendo il 90% di efficacia nell’uomo. Le prime dosi saranno disponibili a partire da metà gennaio. Secondo gli accordi stipulati con l’UE, all’Italia spetterà il 13,51% delle dosi totali della prima tranche (circa 27 milioni). Tale ripartizione è stata effettuata in base alla popolazione di ciascuno Stato membro sul totale degli abitanti UE.
Milano, la mostra in strada. Le strade di Milano sono lo spazio espositivo del fotografo Andrea Fasani per la sua prima mostra, dal titolo “Fermati un istante”. Il progetto cerca di sottolineare l’importanza, anche in un contesto frenetico come quello del capoluogo lombardo, di fermarsi ad osservare, a riflettere. Le opere sono state incorniciate in maniera tale da essere protette dalle intemperie e saranno alla portata dei passanti che potranno, se lo vorranno, addirittura portarle a casa.