“Do not judge a book by its cover”, is an English idiom that is said to originate from a novel written by George Elliot in the 1860s, The mill on the floss. 1,244 more wordsDo not judge a book by its cover. — Sanctuary of Greatness
“Nos lugares mais improváveis, o Amor estará sempre presente. Nos espaços inóspitos, no inconsciente, na matemática inexata. E qual o maior desafio humano? Decifrá-lo; reconhecer a sua essência e, enxergar a suas grandeza nas pequenas coisas.”
Marii Freire Pereira
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Santarém, Pa 26 de novembro de 2021
They say, those who can't do, preach Maybe, those who can't speak, write And those who can't write, criticize Those that have grit, try Those who don't, let life pass by Some of them aaccomplish The others throw stones to tarnish There are those who do They may become successful too And there are those who complain And find everyone but themselves, vain Some motivate and encourage Some others jeer to discourage The direction you look in Paves the way for a loss or win
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By Hieu Kien, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
by an illusion
a veil of water
saw you swimming
naked feet struggling
and I could not see
should I fish you out
us watching the moon together
gathered in the rising moon
the moon isolated from the city lights
clumsily passing by
the magical night
ngồi trên màn nước
thấy bóng em bơi
đôi chân trần vẫy vùng
tôi không thấy
hay là tôi vớt em lên
em có thể cùng tôi ngắm trăng
trăng đang lên
mặt trăng không nằm trong ánh đèn phố thị
chạng vạng qua đi
một đêm huyền diệu
US President Joe Biden has called on nations meeting at the World Trade Organization next week to agree to waive intellectual property protections for COVID-19 vaccines in the wake of the discovery of the new Omicron COVID variant in South Africa.
- The US will impose restrictions on travellers from southern Africa
- The restrictions will not apply to returning US citizens or permanent residents
- Mr Biden called on every American to “be responsible and be vaccinated”
“The news about this new variant should make it clearer than ever why this pandemic will not end until we have global vaccinations,” Mr Biden said in a statement.
“This news today reiterates the importance of moving on this [waiving intellectual property protections] quickly.”
Mr Biden confirmed restrictions on travellers from eight countries in southern Africa would be imposed.
All 27 European Union member states and the United Kingdom also temporarily suspended travel to and from southern Africa.
France has reacted furiously to what officials variously called a “mediocre, unacceptable and wholly inappropriate” letter from Boris Johnson to Emmanuel Macron about the migrant Channel crossings.
The French interior minister cancelled a planned top-level meeting with the home secretary, Priti Patel,, while government spokesperson Gabriel Attal said France was “sick and tired” of Britain’s “doubletalk and outsourcing of problems”.
The fact that Johnson chose to make the letter public has infuriated Paris at least as much as its content. Macron, who officials said had not seen the letter before Johnson tweeted it, described it as “surprising”, adding: “One does not communicate from one leader to another, on questions such as these, by tweet and by letters that one then makes public.”
Vivaldi translation of introduction: Due to the Corona pandemic, the Christmas markets in Cologne had to be canceled in 2020, but they are open again this year. Since I had to do a lot in Cologne yesterday anyway, I took the opportunity to look at some of the Christmas markets in the afternoon. These included the Christmas markets on Rudolfplatz, Neumarkt and Cologne Cathedral. The 2G rule (vaccinated and recovered) applies to all Christmas markets in Cologne.
Aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie mussten die Weihnachtsmärkte in Köln im Jahr 2020 abgesagt werden, doch in diesem Jahr sind sie wieder geöffnet. Da ich gestern sowieso einiges in Köln erledigen musste, nutzte ich die Gelegenheit und sah mir nachmittags einige der Weihnachtsmärkte an. Dazu gehörten die Weihnachtsmärkte auf dem Rudolfplatz, auf dem Neumarkt und am Kölner Dom. Für alle Weihnachtsmärkte in Köln gilt die 2G-Regel (Geimpft und Genesen).
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