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Zucca: proprietà e benefici, varietà siciliana e ricette sicule

DW-ITALIA.La zucca è uno degli ortaggi tipici del periodo autunnale; si semina fra aprile e maggio e si raccoglie da settembre fino alla fine di novembre. Esistono molteplici varietà di zucca, le zucchine sono suoi parenti stretti, anche se le caratteristiche estetiche e organolettiche cambiano notevolmente. La zucca è un ortaggio umile e nobile allo stesso tempo perché ricco di acqua, fibre e sali minerali, vitamine del gruppo A, B e C, betacarotene, potassio, calcio, fosforo, selenio, zinco e magnesio. Ha proprietà antiossidanti e grazie alla presenza di Omega-3 contrasta la formazione di placche nel sangue ed è un grande alleato contro l’aumento dei livelli di colesterolo e di trigliceridi. Oltre ad aiutare la circolazione, è un alimento digeribile, fa bene alla vista e, non a caso, come molti degli ortaggi che la natura ci dona nel periodo autunnale per contrastare i virus influenzali e lo stress fisico dovuto all’abbassamento delle temperature, la zucca aiuta a rinforzare il sistema immunitario. È un ortaggio dal sapore dolce, ma è a basso contenuto glicidico e lipidico, dunque …

Cosa hanno fatto Conte e Tria al MES?

DW-ITALIA.Negli ultimi giorni, nel mondo politico italiano sta tenendo banco la questione che vede coinvolti l’ex ministro delle Finanze Tria e il Presidente del Consiglio Conte nel aver firmato la modifica del MES, nonostante il parere contrario della Lega, al tempo alleato di governo. Cos’è il MES Il MES, Meccanismo europeo di stabilità, detto anche Fondo salva-Stati, è un’organizzazione internazionale a carattere regionale nata come fondo finanziario europeo per la stabilità finanziaria della zona euro. Istituito dalle modifiche al Trattato di Lisbona approvate dal Parlamento europeo e ratificate dal Consiglio europeo a Bruxelles, esso ha assunto la veste di organizzazione intergovernativa, a motivo della struttura fondata su un consiglio di governatori formato dai ministri finanziari degli stati membri e su un consiglio di amministrazione e del potere, attribuito dal trattato istitutivo, di imporre scelte di politica macroeconomica ai paesi aderenti al fondo-organizzazione. Il Consiglio Europeo di Bruxelles del 9 dicembre 2011, con l’aggravarsi della crisi dei debiti pubblici, decise l’anticipazione dell’entrata in vigore del fondo a partire da luglio 2012. Il MES è regolato dalla …

Youths in Kenya are in Debts due to Gambling

DW-KENYA.Timothy started gambling from way back in college. After losing $100 to bad bets in just a few hours, which was part of his school fees, he was thinking of ending his life. After that, Timothy decided to take another chance and bet 5,000 shillings on several games to recover part of the school fees he lost earlier. If he didn’t recover the amount he had used earlier, he knew he was not going to attend classes or even sit for his examinations. Too bad, Timothy was not able to recover the money in fact, he lost more. Timothy said that what most gamblers don’t understand is that in gambling, you win and lose at the same rate, in fact, you will probably lose more than what you will gain. Moreover, winning makes you want to gamble more to win more and losing makes one bet more to recover the money lost. Online sports betting in Kenya is on the rise because of faster internet connections, cheaper phones and the love for English premier league. …

Has the unrest in Hong Kong reached its endgame?

DW-CHINA.This past week has seen a huge escalation in the violence seen in Hong Kong. It began with a 70-year-old man being hit on the head by a brick thrown by a protestor, the elderly man later died without having regained consciousness, and that was followed by a Chinese man being set alight after he was doused in a flammable liquid. What began in June as a peaceful protest at the conceived intervention by Beijing became an organised siege situation at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University with hundreds of weapons, many of them home made, including catapults and a bow and arrow. One arrow injured a police officer in the leg. Over the period of thee protests a reported 5000+ were injured, including more than 500 of Hong Kong’s police force. The number of arrests made over this period also escalated in the past week with over 1000 arrests since this last weekend. Of those removed from the university campus this week included more than two hundred aged under 18. Since the weekend, most of …

Hifter’s interview with The Independent

DW-TUNISIA.A ceremony of surprises, most notably the explicit recognition of Hifter’s support for his forces from regional countries. It seems that retired Libyan General Khalifa Hifter has not yet abandoned his dream of taking control of the capital Tripoli, despite the losses inflicted on his forces in the west and south of the country, in exchange for the gains achieved by the forces of the internationally recognized reconciliation government, on various axes to the liberation of important cities such as Gharyan. This fact is not reflected in the latest statements by Hifter, in which he repeated his announcement near the entry of Tripoli sooner rather than later, does his supporters promised more? Explicit recognition The interview by the Arabic version of The Independent with Haftar, a few recent media appearances, was a surprise ceremony, most notably the outspoken recognition of Haftar’s support from his regional powers, as long as she remained silent about international reports about her participation in the war he waged to control Tripoli. Since last April. Hifter said: “It is the right …

For the First Time in Brazil, Blacks are the Majority in Public Universities

DW-BRAZIL.Blacks majority in public universities in Brazil for the first time. Enrollment of black and brown students at universities and public colleges in Brazil surpassed, for the first time, whites. In 2018, this group started to represent 50.3% of the students of higher education in public schools, according to Social Inequalities by Color or Race in Brazil, published on Wednesday by IBGE. Although today they represent more than half of the students in federal universities, this group still remains underrepresented as it corresponds today to 55.8% of the Brazilian population. The survey also reveals that the black and brown population is improving their educational rates, both access and permanence. Dropout dropped from 30.8% in 2016 to 28.8% in 2018. Among the black or brown population of 18 to 24 years old who studied, the percentage attending higher education increased from 50.5% in 2016, to 55.6% in 2018. Despite the advance, the percentage was well below that achieved by whites in the same age group, which is 78.8%. Quota system has helped a lot The improvement …

A Black Man is Running For Mayor Of A Californian City So Why Are Democrats Campaigning Against Him?

Major Williams and his son Lord DW-USA.Less than one year from now, Americans will hold their 46th presidential election. Many are predicting that President number 45, Donald J. Trump, will be reelected. Others are positive that one of the many hopeful Democratic candidates will become the 46th president of The United States. And while most Americans are focused on this historically significant race for the oval, another race has caught the attention of some of our more savvy, Southern Californian voters. Major Williams is a black, 41-year-old church-going man who resides with his wife and three sons in Pasadena, California. Pasadena is one of the state’s oldest cities, home to The Rose Bowl and JPL, and known for its Tournament Of Roses Parade. Pasadena is also home to a great many Democrats and a decent number of black voters. Given all of these factors, it would seem that Major Williams is the right color, age, and description to win over the citizens of Pasadena. election. But his party affiliation may make the journey harder than …

Ironia di Di Maio su Venezia: quando il silenzio vale davvero oro

DW-ITALIA.Il mondo politico nazionale ormai ha toccato il fondo, siamo arrivati ad un ministro della Repubblica che fa ironia di fronte all’alluvione che ha sommerso Venezia, uccidendo delle vite umane e provocando danno incalcolabili per cittadini e lavoratori nonché un grave danno d’immagine per l’Italia. Di Maio parla di “ironia della sorte” per il consiglio regionale del Veneto, con sede a Venezia, inondato poco dopo aver respinto una mozione del M5S contro i cambiamenti climatici. Il clima del nostro pianeta, a prescindere da giovinette svedesi a cui abbiamo rubato l’infanzia, mica quelli che fanno i bambini soldato che invece si divertono con gli AK47, è soggetto a continui cambiamenti che hanno avuto profonde ripercussioni sulla popolazione e le attività umane. Tra i grandi cambiamenti climatici possiamo annoverare le ere glaciali, l’ultima durò 100.000 anni e terminò circa 10.000 anni fa. Nei secoli le temperature sono sempre state altalenanti: abbiamo avuto periodi freschi e umidi, altri caldi e secchi. Circa 6.000 anni fa ebbe inizio un periodo caldo che fece sciogliere i ghiacciai continentali e marini, …

Venice calls

Venice CallS,La fragile Venezia chiama? 2500 giovani volontari rispondono

DW-ITALIA.Sebbene stamane la situazione di pericolo inondazione sia migliorata, ieri sera, in una giornata di continua pioggia a Roma e di media allerta ‘Acqua Granda’ a Venezia, riesco a contattare i ragazzi di ‘Venice Calls’, che si sono attivati prontamente per aiutare la popolazione in queste tristi giornate tra gli storici canali. Intervisto telefonicamente Irina e Piero: l’una il segretario dell’associazione, ovvero, a detta della autoironica stessa, colei che si occupa di ‘scartoffie’; l’altro a capo del coordinamento degli eventi;. Piero e Irina, da ragazzi nati e cresciuti in un mondo globalizzato e interconnesso, hanno deciso di stare a Venezia, di rimanere a Venezia, amandola e rimboccandosi le maniche per lei: “sarebbe veramente una tristezza immensa se noi fossimo costretti ad abbandonare la città e, ad esempio, dovessimo separarci noi come gruppo di amici; questo nel piccolo, ma, considerando nel grande di tutta la città, questa sarebbe una cosa catastrofica”, dice Piero. -Irina, quando nasce ‘Venice Calls’ e come vi coordinate? ‘Venice Calls’ nasce circa un anno fa da un gruppo di amici. È iniziato …

Dengue Fever Is Another War Against Yemenis

DW -Yemen.The current war in Yemen, which started in March 2015 , coalition led by neighboring Saudi Arabia , has caused widespread destruction of the infrastructure of this country and displaced 2.2 million persons into living in cramped shelters with inadequate healthcare support. The sum of human displacement, damaged infrastructure, and poor  hygiene conditions has created an ideal environment for the spread of diseases, including mosquito borne diseases In particular, Numerous potential mosquito-breeding sites, such as open water storage containers, areas with inadequate drainage, discarded plastic containers.Yemen’s health authorities in Sana’a announced on Wednesday, the internal emergency epidemic of dengue and malaria in seven provinces Hodeida, Hajjah, Raymah, Mahweet, Taiz, Ibb and Saada under its control, assuring that “cases of dengue reached 116 thousand cases this year. The epidemics spread over Yemeni northern provinces, including “Aljarahy”, and the city of Zabid.     The large scale of dengue outbreak in Hodeida governorate is due to the high vector circulation, poor infrastructure, and excesses of a raining period more than other cities in Yemen, ineffective vector and …