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Pope Francis and the drink of Peace: Yerba Mate | Look South


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Ucranian immigrants cropping yerba mate in Tre...

Ucranian immigrants cropping yerba mate in Tres Capones, Misiones, Argentina. House of V. Hnatiuk (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Plantation in Misiones, Argentina.

Plantation in Misiones, Argentina. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis and the drink of Peace: Yerba Mate

 

June 21, 2013 · by Look South · in Argentina, South America, Tourism, Tours, Travel. ·

 

In the midst of political, religious, national, economic or personal problems, there is one thing that unites all Argentines: Mate.

Mate (pronounced máh-teh) despite what many people may say, is NOT in fact a herbal green tea although it is similar to one. Mate is a tea-like drink made from a green-colored jerboa (herb) that is a lot more robust than tea. For Argentines, mate is the very heart of life and is part of their tradition. It is drunk by the old and young, rich and poor, Peronists and Radicals, parents and children, during winter and summer

After years of conflict, Argentina’s President Cristina Kirchner greeted the new Pope Francis with a beautiful mate set – el “mate de la paz” – after which the pope asked her to stay for lunch with “unos mates” to follow”. Rocco Palmo noted on the occasion that: “A longstanding Vatican protocol forbids the Pope being seen consuming anything but the Eucharist”, but this did not stop him being photographed enjoying the drink.

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todays’ holiday: Sri Lanka National Day (2015)


Sri Lanka National Day (2015)

The former British colony of Ceylon changed its name in 1972 to Sri Lanka, which means “Blessed Isle.” Sri Lankans commemorate the granting of their independence from Great Britain on February 4, 1948, with public gatherings throughout the island and special services in the temples, churches, and mosques. There are also parades, folk dances, processions, and national games. More… Discuss

My Buggy Valentine


My Buggy Valentine

The San Francisco Zoo has come up with a special way for the brokenhearted to mark Valentine’s Day: by adopting a giant hairy scorpion or a Madagascar hissing cockroach and naming it after a former sweetheart. Jilted lovers who take advantage of this opportunity can even send a notification to their exes, informing them of their cuddly new namesakes. Although the scorpions and cockroaches will be named in vengeance, it is ultimately all for a good cause—the money donated for naming rights will be used in conservation and research efforts. More… Discuss

Bosnian indicted over recruiting militants for Syria and Iraq


Bosnian indicted over recruiting militants for Syria and Iraq

By Info on December 31, 2014 worldNews

SARAJEVO (Reuters) – A Bosnian court indicted a Muslim priest on Wednesday for recruiting people to fight for the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, using a new law aimed at stopping people traveling to fight alongside militants in the Middle East.

Husein Bosnic, known as an unofficial leader of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement in Bosnia, was arrested in September along with four other men who were later released but who had their passports confiscated.

The indictment accused Bosnic of urging members of his community to join Islamic State militants, saying he had “publicly encouraged others to join terrorist organizations during 2013 and 2014, consciously and from a position of religious authority.”

It was the first use of a law adopted in April which sets jail terms of up to 10 years for financing terrorist activities and recruiting and fighting abroad.

Bosnic, who is in custody, was not available to comment on the indictment. He has not yet been required to enter a plea.

Police say up to 180 Bosnians, including women and children, have left for Syria over the past three years, of whom more than 50 returned to Bosnia while more than 20 were killed.

via Bosnian indicted over recruiting militants for Syria and Iraq.

Europe’s Noise Problem


Europe’s Noise Problem

One in four people in Europe are impacted by dangerously loud traffic noise that contributes to insomnia, heart disease, distraction, and general malaise, according to a new study by the European Environmental Agency. Such noise also has a detrimental effect on the environment, as it drowns out the mating songs of birds. Researchers attribute most of the noise to road traffic, although airplanes and railroads factor in as well. They found that cities in Luxembourg, Bulgaria, and Belgium had the largest percentages of people exposed to high road noise. More… Discuss

word: penurious


penurious

Definition: (adjective) Unwilling to spend money; stingy.
Synonyms: parsimonious
Usage: When solicited for a donation, the penurious man began to extend a nickel, but, thinking twice, withdrew it. Discuss.

GEORGES BRASSENS – “…La prière Par les quatre horizons qui crucifient le Monde, Par tous ceux dont la chair se déchire ou succombe…”


GEORGES BRASSENS – La prière

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This presssed for your right to know: Immigrants face major hurdles in signing up to new Obama plan | Reuters


A woman holds a cluster of U.S. flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in Oakland, California August 13, 2013. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith

A woman holds a cluster of U.S. flags during a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization ceremony in Oakland, California August 13, 2013.
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(Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s televised address to the nation on Thursday may prove the easiest part of his controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy. Implementing it will be difficult and many people may never benefit, warn immigration lawyers.

Sources close to the administration say Obama will announce that some parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents are to be given a reprieve from deportation. Up to 5 million people could benefit from the move.

But immigration advocacy groups say they don’t have sufficient resources to provide legal services to their existing clients, never mind the millions of potential new ones. Obama’s proposal is not expected to provide for federal funding for attorneys to guide immigrants through the process.

via Immigrants face major hurdles in signing up to new Obama plan | Reuters.

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this pressed from Reuters: Community Health Systems says personal data stolen in cyber attack | Reuters


Community Health Systems says personal data stolen in cyber attack | Reuters.

this pressed: Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza – NYTimes.com


Official Vents Outrage at Shelling of U.N. Schools in Gaza – NYTimes.com.

WHO Launches Program to Eliminate TB in 33 Rich Countries


WHO Launches Program to Eliminate TB in 33 Rich Countries

The burden of tuberculosis falls most heavily on poor countries, but the World Health Organization is hoping that programs targeting tuberculosis in wealthy nations will serve as a model that harder-hit countries will later be able to implement. Thirty-three rich countries are included in the new plan to reduce the tuberculosis infection rate 10-fold by 2035 and effectively eliminate it by 2050. Currently, these countries see about 155,000 new cases of tuberculosis each year, 10,000 of which prove fatal. More… Discuss

Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen in Gaza raid | Reuters


Israeli commandos clash with Hamas gunmen in Gaza raid | Reuters.

In Malaysia, Islam’s legal advance divides families and nation | Reuters


 

In Malaysia, Islam’s legal advance divides families and nation | Reuters.

this pressed: Israeli, Palestinian presidents in unprecedented Vatican prayers | Reuters


Israeli, Palestinian presidents in unprecedented Vatican prayers | Reuters.

Faithful wave Palestinian flags as Pope Francis delivers his Regina Coeli prayer from the window of the Apostolic Palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican June 8, 2014. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito

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this pressed: Two-dinner Hollande hosts Obama and Putin seeking Ukraine thaw | Reuters


Two-dinner Hollande hosts Obama and Putin seeking Ukraine thaw | Reuters.U.S. President Barack Obama (L) and France's President Francois Hollande participate in the G7 summit at the European Council headquarters in Brussels June 5, 2014.  REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

“Nobody can refuse French cuisine… Hope it settles well and agrees with everyone’s stomach…”

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press this: UPDATE 2-Russia will respond to increased NATO activity near border – top general | Reuters


 

UPDATE 2-Russia will respond to increased NATO activity near border – top general | Reuters.

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Coke to remove controversial chemical (BVO)from Fanta, other drinks | Reuters


Coke to remove controversial chemical from Fanta, other drinks | Reuters.

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TODAY’S HOLIDAY: ROYAL HOBART REGATTA


Royal Hobart Regatta

The Royal Hobart Regatta is an aquatic carnival that includes sailing, rowing, and swimming events, as well as fireworks and parades. It is a holiday in Tasmania, Australia, and is held on the Derwint River in early February during Australia’s summer seasonHobart is the capital of Tasmania, Australia’s southernmost state. A similar holiday in northern Tasmania is observed on the first Monday in November and is called Recreation Day. More… Discuss

 

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NEWS: ATTENTIVE OLDER SIBLINGS


Attentive Older Siblings

Studies show that children from larger families score more poorly on tests of IQvocabulary, and other academic indicators than kids from smaller families. Experts attribute this in part to reduced parental attention resulting from the need to divide time and attention among the children. This effect appears to be mitigated in families where older siblings are attuned to their younger siblings’ abilities and interact positively with them. A recent study found that children from large families who had “cognitively sensitive” older siblings performed better on a vocabulary test than those whose siblings were not. More… Discuss

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Russian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks | Reuters


The Reichstag building, seat of the German lower house of parliament Bundestag, is pictured though a flag depicting fugitive former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, during a demonstration in Berlin November 18, 2013. REUTERS/Tobias SchwarzRussian lawyer says Snowden in danger after hostile remarks | Reuters.

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FROM REUTERS-_-Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC


FROM REUTERS-_-Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC

FROM REUTERS-_-Treasury Secretary says China to hand audit work to SEC (CLICK TO ACCESS REPORT)

From Reuters – Edward Snowden breaks silence to threaten new U.S. disclosures


From Reuters - Edward Snowden breaks silence to threaten new U.S. disclosures

From Reuters – Edward Snowden breaks silence to threaten new U.S. disclosures (Click to access report)

Reuters- Holder sidesteps lawmakers


Reuters- Holder sidesteps lawmakers

Reuters- Holder sidesteps lawmakers (click to access Press report)

Actress Natalie Wood’s death certificate amended by coroner (from Reuters)


Actress Natalie Wood's death certificate amended by coroner (from Reuters)

Actress Natalie Wood’s death certificate amended by coroner (from Reuters) (click to access story)

A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (71:42): from Reuters’ Newsmaker Videos


A Conversation with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (71:42) 

March 16 – Reuters Editor in Chief Stephen Adler interviews the first female Supreme Court judge about her life and latest endeavors.  More…

Today’s Birthday: Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter (1816)


Paul Julius Freiherr von Reuter (1816)

Reuter, founder of the Reuters news agency, was a pioneer of telegraphy and news reporting. In 1849, he started a post service to bridge the gap in a telegraph line between Germany and Belgium. He soon moved to England and opened a telegraph office serving banks, brokerages, and businesses. He steadily extended his commercial news service, acquiring his first subscribing newspaper client in 1858. Undersea cables enabled him to expand the service. What animal was used to deliver messages in 1849? More… Discuss