Jamaica Update, July 19, 2021: An abandoned bicycle, a lifeboat, and a bulk resignation letter

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It has been two weeks since I wrote my last update. However, I will try to ensure there is no “stale” news here. I have been what millennials would call “super busy” – with a bumper crop of mangoes, and the Caribbean Tree Planting Week (read more here!) We are also living in some kind of organized chaos, getting a new roof and all kinds of other rearrangements that have turned our modest home upside down (it doesn’t take much). Now that Elsa has departed, the weather has been warm, humid and breezy all at the same time in Kingston. In other parts of the island, there has been heavy rains, but none for us city dwellers.

Haiti’s first lady Martine Moise, wearing a bullet proof vest and her arm in a sling, arrives at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport in Port-au-Prince. | Haiti’s Secretary of State for…

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history scatters its seedInto coming generations 
A bickering people
In bloodied lands
Splitting forth
injustice of aggresors
Annihilation of humaneness
The folly of greed
Leering at innocence
An adulterated energy
Unbound by shame

who will take to task?
who will you take to task?

Under a violent sky
People drown in
The devil is the auditor
He oozes green
The world hears 
his anthem

Peace is a lost cause?

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The Boy Who Grew A Forest by Sophia Gholz — Children’s Books Heal

Barbara Crane Navarro

The Boy Who Grew A Forest: The True Story of Jadav Payeng Sophia Gholz, Author Kayla Harren, Illustrator Sleeping Bear Press, Biography, March 2019 Suitable for ages: 5- 8 Themes: Jadav Payeng, Forests, India, Environmentalism, Foresters, Conservation Opening: “In India, on a large river island, among farms and families hard at work, there lived a[…]

The Boy Who Grew A Forest by Sophia Gholz — Children’s Books Heal

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Ecuador, Quito, die höchstgelegene Hauptstadt der Welt

Vivaldi translation: Ecuador, Quito, the highest capital in the world – 2018

Senioren um die Welt

Auf der Rundreise durch Lateinamerika hielt ich mich in Mittelamerika nur kurz auf und hatte erst wieder in Ecuador einen längeren Aufenthalt. Zunächst flog ich nach Guayaquil, der tropischen Hafenstadt des Landes. In Mexiko hatte ich mich sicher gefühlt und konnte überall allein hingehen, doch dieses Mal stieg ich mit gemischten Gefühlen aus dem Flugzeug aus. Man hatte mich davor gewarnt, mich besonders außerhalb des Zentrums aufzuhalten, und ich sollte überhaupt vorsichtig sein, da man leicht überfallen werden könnte und mir niemand helfen würde. Die Leute waren Überfälle gewohnt und würden daher einfach wegsehen. Die Sorge war jedoch unbegründet, ich war vorsichtig, das heißt ich ging nicht abends allein aus oder in dunkle Gassen und hatte auch sonst keine Probleme. Ich habe die Tage in Guayaquil schon allein wegen der freundlichen und meist fröhlichen Menschen genossen.

Schon auf dem Hinflug Anfang Juni 1963 von Buenos Aires nach Mexiko machte das…

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नई दिशा

Vivaldi translation: New Direction – Twenty-first century – era of science and progress. Science is that despite being away, we can talk to each other. You can do thousands of things sitting at home online which no one would have imagined. All are colored in the color of modernity,Everyone’s lifestyle has been updated. If the bus remains to be updated then the mindset of the people , Social malpractices , old thought. I do not say at all that all the old customs are wrong or old people do not know how to live life. There is no match to the old lifestyle and modern lifestyle. We have old people , We can never miss the debt that older generations have given.
But we need to put all the good of the old rites in our life like this, and throw all the evils somewhere so far that they can never come back

Harshita Singh

इक्कीसवीं सदी -विज्ञान और तरक्की का युग। विज्ञान की देन है कि दूर होते हुए भी हम एक दूसरे से बात कर सकते हैं। घर बैठे हजारों काम आप ऑनलाइन कर सकते जिसकी कभी किसी ने कल्पना भी नहीं की होगी । सभी आधुनिकता के रंग में रंग गए हैं। सभी की जीवन शैली अपडेट हो गई हैं। बस अपडेट होना रह गया तो लोगों की मानसिकता , सामाजिक कुरीतियां , पुराने ख्याल। मैं यह बिल्कुल नहीं कहती की पुराने सभी रीति रिवाज गलत हैं या पुराने लोगों को जीवन जीने का तरीका नहीं पता हैं। पुरानी जीवन शैली और आधुनिक जीवन शैली का कोई मुकाबला नहीं हैं। हमें पुराने लोगों ने , पुरानी पीढ़ियों ने जितना कुछ दिया उसका कर्ज हम कभी नहीं चूका सकते हैं।
पर जरूरत है की हम पुराने संस्कारो को अपने जीवन में इस प्रकार डाले की उसकी सारी अच्छाइयां अपने अंदर समेट ले और…

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Aprenda preparar salada no pote de vidro. Prática, gostosa e saudável!

Vivaldi translation: Learn how to prepare salad in the glass jar. Practical, tasty and healthy!

Pitacos e Achados


Alguém aí está sem tempo para preparar uma comidinha saudável? Se sim, ai vai algumas dicas!

As saladas são fundamentais na dieta de qualquer pessoa que se preocupa com a sua saúde. Mas isso não é novidade. Porém, talvez você esteja se perguntando: qual é a vantagem de colocá-la ou não dentro de um pote de vidro?!

A salada no pote de vidro é diferente, ou seja, é um jeito inovador de comer salada, o que pode te motivar a comer mais verduras, auxiliando na busca por uma alimentação mais balanceada e saudável.

Melhor ainda é saber que, dentro desse tipo de frasco, sua salada se manterá fresca e estará livre de componentes perigosos para a saúde! Além dessas vantagens, optar pelo pote de vidro em vez das vasilhas plásticas traz inúmeros outros benefícios. Confira:

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