Argentinien: NP Los Glaciares in Patagonien

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Argentinien, das “Land am anderen Ende der Welt”, wie der Papst es bei seiner Wahl 2013 ausdrückte, ist ein Land voller Kontraste, das alle Klimazonen abdeckt, von den ewigen Gletschern im Süden über die unendliche Weite der Pampa bis hin zu den Tropen. Die Mitte und den Norden Argentiniens habe ich bereits bei vorherigen Besuchen kennengelernt, einmal vor über 50 Jahren allein und später noch einmal zusammen mit meiner Tochter. Aber beide Male habe ich es nicht ermöglichen können, auch Patagonien und die Gletscherwelt des NP Los Glaciares zu sehen. Das wollte ich beim dritten Besuch des Landes nachholen, dieses Mal zusammen mit meinem Mann.

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Jacob Zuma, Former South African President, Is Arrested – The New York Times

Jacob Zuma, the former president of South Africa, was taken to prison on Wednesday to begin serving a 15-month sentence, capping a stunning downfall for a once-lauded freedom fighter who battled the apartheid regime alongside Nelson Mandela.

The Constitutional Court, the nation’s highest judicial body, ordered Mr. Zuma’s imprisonment last month after finding him guilty of contempt for failing to appear before a commission investigating corruption accusations that tainted his tenure as the nation’s leader from 2009 to 2018.

CDC: Delta variant now 50% of US COVID-19 cases | CIDRAP

By the end of the month, the Delta (B1617.2) variant will likely become an even more dominant strain of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, as the more transmissible variant now accounts for 51.7% of all new COVID-19 cases in the country, CNN reports. The Alpha (B117) variant now accounts for 28.7% of cases.

The variant, first identified in India, has swept across the globe and caused delayed reopening throughout the United Kingdom.

Source: CDC: Delta variant now 50% of US COVID-19 cases | CIDRAP

Increased Greenhouse Gas Emissions Causing Stress

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Changing the way we build environmental protection awareness is not an option we can afford to ignore

If we plan to have a future that is secure

Reducing the levels Carbon in the atmosphere looks like a good plan to implement

When more of Earths population simply believe that they can protect the environment

When we carpool and get to know our neighbours more

As we start thinking about how climate change affects the poor

We might see less droughts, and more water for crops to grow

Heatwaves and food shortage won’t cause so much sorrow

Sea level rise has been taking away beaches in many places

After a while children won’t be able to enjoy themselves, they will have sad faces

Many farmers are already facing a harsh reality when their crops die

And they find they need to increase the price of the little they have left…

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Rutas de un viajero. Capítulo XIV. Historia y leyenda de la Fuente del Arcángel Miguel, en Pátzcuaro, durante las horas del siglo XVI

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Fotografía: Hotel Mansión Iturbe (https://mansioniturbe.blogspot.com/)

El cielo nublado envuelve y oculta las montañas que, en días soleados, asoman sus siluetas en el lago legendario, mientras la llovizna se precipita y añade un tinte nostálgico y sombrío a las callejuelas chuecas e inclinadas, en el caserío de adobe con portones y tejados, en los campanarios añejos de los templos y en los rincones pintorescos e insospechados de Pátzcuaro, donde ellos, los caminantes, diluyen horas intensas e irrepetibles de sus existencias.

Los trotamundos andan aquí y allá, en un rumbo y en otro, descubriendo cada instante un detalle singular, un escondrijo encantador, un espacio novelesco, una finca de ensueño, donde abren un paréntesis con la intención de tomar alguna fotografía o sustraer de la mochila de excursionista una libreta y hacer una anotación. Fotos y apuntes que formarán parte de un…

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Bundeva (Tikva)

WordPress translation of introduction – Pumpkin
19APR 2020

It is used for enlarged prostate, age spots, lichens, wounds, inflamed ulcers, varicose veins, burning in the feet, diabetes, bloody diarrhea, inflammation of the kidneys. Pumpkin cleanses the blood, expels intestinal parasites, has a beneficial effect on a variety of bladder problems and prostate diseases, affects the secretion of urine.

The fruit juice is applied to the skin several times a day for several weeks. It is a remedy against the above skin diseases. The juicy fruit of the pumpkin, young or ripe, is very medicinal if eaten raw and peeled. The seeds are eaten against intestinal parasites, earthworms and tapeworms, it is also recommended for children, 80 seeds a day. They are also eaten for bladder and prostate problems, one tablespoon 2-3 times a day.

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Primjenjuje se kod povećane prostate, staračkih pjega, lišajeva, rana, upaljenih čireva, proširenih vena, žarenja u stopalima, šećerne bolesti, krvavog proliva, upale bubrega. Bundeva čisti krv, izbacuje crijevne parazite, povoljno djeluje kod najrazličitijih tegoba s mjehurom i kod bolesti prostate, utiče na lučenje mokraće.

Sokom od ploda maže se koža nekoliko puta dnevno, tokom nekoliko nedelja. To je lijek protiv navedenih kožnih bolesti. Sočni plod bundeve, mlad ili zreo, vrlo je ljekovit ako se jede sirov i oljušten. Sjemenke se jedu protiv crijevnih parazita, glista i trakavice, preporučuje se i djeci, po 80 koštica dnevno. Jedu se i kod tegoba s mjehurom i prostatom, 2-3 puta na dan po jedna velika kašika.

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Study: Physical activity reduces brain tissue damage, maintains cognitive function – UPI.com

Physical activity can help limit brain tissue damage, and thus cognitive decline, in old age, a new study has found. File Photo by Image Point Fr/Shutterstock

Physical activity can help limit brain tissue damage, and thus cognitive decline, in old age, a new study has found. File Photo by Image Point Fr/Shutterstock

Physical activity leads to positive changes in brain tissue that help stave off cognitive decline in older adults, a study published Wednesday by the journal PLOS ONE found.

These changes are visible on magnetic resonance imaging, which means physicians can measure the effects of exercise on the aging brain, the researchers said.

Source: Study: Physical activity reduces brain tissue damage, maintains cognitive function – UPI.com

1 in 3,000 people have a gene variant that increases diabetes risk by 6 times – Study Finds

The new study finds the gene GIGYF1 plays a significant role in how likely people are to lose the Y chromosome. In turn, this also sends their risk of developing type 2 diabetes skyrocketing.

Researchers find around one in 3,000 people carry the GIGYF1 genetic variant, leading to a 30-percent chance they’ll develop type 2 diabetes. For comparison, the general population only has a five percent chance of developing diabetes on average.

“Reading an individual’s DNA is a powerful way of identifying genetic variants that increase our risk of developing certain diseases. For complex diseases such as type 2 diabetes, many variants play a role, but often only increasing our risk by a tiny amount. This particular variant, while rare, has a big impact on an individual’s risk,” says Dr. John Perry in a university release.

Additionally, people who carry the GIGYF1 gene have more signs of aging such as weaker muscle strength and more body fat.

Source: 1 in 3,000 people have a gene variant that increases diabetes risk by 6 times – Study Finds

‘Living with the virus’ makes no sense. Only half of the UK is fully vaccinated | Anthony Costello | The Guardian

Britain’s leaders and their advisers told us last year that we could not suppress the virus. China and Vietnam did, within six weeks. They told us these countries would inevitably face a huge second wave. They haven’t; just smaller outbreaks, suppressed with good public health practice implemented by people on the ground. As we know, exploding cases in March 2020 forced the UK into a 13-week full national lockdown, with huge damage to livelihoods, the economy and mental health. None of the east Asian states had national lockdowns, only local ones. In 2020, China’s GDP grew by 2% and Vietnam’s by 2.9%, according to the World Bank, compared with the UK’s 9.9% contraction. Last summer the UK government set up a privatised, call centre-based test-and-trace system divorced from our underfunded local public health and primary care teams – quite unlike anything done in successful east Asian states. It couldn’t possibly work, and it didn’t. The Treasury refused to give any financial support to poorer people to isolate – in case, as the then health secretary, Matt Hancock, told a Commons select committee, they “gamed the system”. So poor families gamed the test-and-trace system instead, t

Source: ‘Living with the virus’ makes no sense. Only half of the UK is fully vaccinated | Anthony Costello | The Guardian