Nómadas Solidarios mini music festival

Nómadas Solidarios Mini Music Festival

Musicians young and not so young sing their hearts out for Uganda!

Last Saturday, Nómadas Solidarios held a mini music festival in the finca Entorno Doñana, el Boalo, to raise funds for Adelante África which runs a children’s home for abandoned kids in the west of Uganda as well as running a secondary school  other initiatives including a community tourism project. The money is also to go to materials for the primary school in Kibingo, Uganda, where we volunteered in July.

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One in a hundred children have psychopathic traits

Can children from normal families be psychopaths?

Psychopathic traits in children need to be addressed to stop them developing into the stuff of horror movies

Many of us 1wonder what makes psychopaths. When we hear about Stephen Paddock shooting into an innocent crowd in Las Vegas or the ten-year-old Liverpuddlians who hit two-year-old James Bulger with bricks and left him on a train line in 1993 to be 2split in half by a train, we desperately want to understand why. If we could only understand, maybe we could 3fix it.

Around 1% of children have what experts call “4callous, unemotional traits” – behavior that would be considered psychopathic in an adult.

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Catalonian independence: an outsider’s view

A look at both sides of the question as October 1 approaches

David Cameron, Prime Minister of Britain from 2010 to 2016, became popular in Scotland for allowing the Scots to have an independence referendum in 2014. The Scots voted ‘no’. End of story, at least for now.

Many regions or states have tried and failed to break away from the country they ‘belong’ to. But, unlike Britain, their constitutions make referendums on the 1issue illegal. Texas wanted to be separate from the US in 1869. More recently, Veneto wanted free of Italy and Bavaria of Germany – their demands for a referendum were refused in 2015 and 2017 respectively.

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Scotland: the very best places to visit

Here are some magical 1highlights to include in your itinerary if the recent Trainspotting sequel has inspired you to head north this summer to this welcoming and curiously romantic corner of the world called Scotland.

 

Glen Clova – Peter Pan land

One of the five Angus 2glens, Glen Clova is just beyond Kirriemuir where J.M. Barry, the author of Peter Pan grew up. It also 3lies on the 4edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

 

The 5landscape here has been sculpted by ice and water and feels both wild and pastoral with 6flocks of sheep 7grazing on the hills that are purple with 8heather at this time of year. A river runs through the glen, making it perfect for picnics. It’s also a great place for cycling, fishing and 9hiking with 10 mountains over 914 meters, known in Scotland as Munros.

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Nurturing a passion for science in girls

While not mutually exclusive, the terms ‘1female’ and ‘scientist’ do not often go together. When girls are asked what they want to do when they are older, many talk about marketing, therapy, 2the caring professions or 3journalism. Perhaps a 4lawyer or fashion designer. Thirty years ago, 5it probably didn’t matter that girls generally avoided science and technology. But the labor market of the ‘80s and ‘90s was a very different place from what it is now.

 

“The future of the economy is in STEM,” says James Brown, the executive director of the STEM Education Coalition in Washington, D.C. “That’s where the jobs of tomorrow will be.”

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Ugandan widows struggle to survive

A National Geographic video about the struggle Ugandan women face to maintain their property after their husbands die.

 

 

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 TRANSLATIONS

1Widow: viuda

2To take something from someone: quitar algo a algn.

3To drag: arrastrar

4To threaten: amenazar

5To rape: violar

6To feed: alimentar

7Sorrowful: triste

8AIDS: SIDA

9To hide something from someone (past = hid): ocultar algo a algn

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