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Documentary: Battling the dry (Video)

info-pictogram1 101 East explores the human cost of the severe drought paralysing Australia’s north.
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Sri Lankans struggle to find clean water (Video)

info-pictogram1 More than a million people in Sri Lanka are struggling to find clean drinking water, after a 10-month drought enveloped parts of the island nation. Authorities are predicting that draught will trigger the paddy harvest to fall by around 17 percent, from the 4 million tons recorded in 2013. The government is renovating irrigation tanks to help deal with the crisis. It is spending millions of dollars to clean up and repair the irrigation network. Al Jazeera’s More than a million people in Sri Lanka are struggling to find clean drinking water, after a 10-month drought enveloped parts of the island nation. Authorities are predicting that draught will trigger the paddy harvest to fall by around 17 percent, from the 4 million tons recorded in 2013. The government is renovating irrigation tanks to help deal with the crisis. It is spending millions of dollars to clean up and repair the irrigation network. Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from southern Sri Lanka. reports from southern Sri Lanka.

Just as the rainbow appears after the rain & day follows night, your tears will dry & the sunshine will return to your face.

gb copy Just as the rainbow appears after the rain & day follows night, your tears will dry & the sunshine will return to your face.
es copy Así como el arco iris aparece después de la lluvia y el día sigue a la noche, sus lágrimas se secarán y el sol volverá a su cara.
nl copy Net als de regenboog verschijnt na de regen en dag volgt nacht, zal je tranen drogen en de zon zal terugkeren naar je gezicht.
fr copy Tout comme l’arc en ciel apparaît après la pluie et le jour succède à la nuit, tes larmes sécheront et le soleil sera de retour à votre visage.
de copy So wie der Regenbogen erscheint nach dem regen Tag & Nacht folgt, wird Ihre Tränen zu trocknen und die Sonne wird zu Ihrem Gesicht zurück.
CN67867 Zhèngrú cǎihóng chūxiàn de jiàngyǔ hé rìyè zhīhòu, nǐ de yǎnlèi huì gàn hé yángguāng jiāng fǎnhuí dào nǐ de liǎn.
Sweden Precis som regnbågen visas efter regnet och dag följer natt, kommer dina tårar torka och solen kommer tillbaka till ditt ansikte.
rus7897 Tak zhe, kak poyavlyayetsya posle dozhdya i den’ smenyayet noch’ raduga , vashi slezy vysokhnut i solntse vernetsya v vashem litse.
4523turkey Yağmur ve gün geceyi takip sonra gökkuşağı görünür gibi, gözyaşların kurur ve güneş yüzünü dönecektir.
images Proprio come l’arcobaleno appare dopo la pioggia e il giorno segue la notte, le tue lacrime si asciugheranno e il sole tornerà al vostro viso.
indonesiaID Sama seperti pelangi muncul setelah hujan & hari berikut malam, air mata Anda akan kering & sinar matahari akan kembali ke wajah Anda.

How to Limit Smoking Cigarettes (Stop Smoking)

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First off, you need rules to cut down on smoking. Mark Twain, remarking in an article on smoking, said that there needs to be rules for smoking and thus his rules were: He never smoked two at a time, and never smoked while asleep.

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One needs discipline. To go from a pack or more, to 5 cigarettes a day is really hard at first, but it gets easier after several weeks and months. One’s body chemistry becomes acclimated and will adjust to less nicotine over time, such that too many or too few cigarettes might make one feel ill. Also it might be like moving from the basement to the top floor, consciousness wise. Cigarettes cloud your consciousness; fewer cigarettes will make for a clearer mind. One will always slip and smoke more. The mind can rationalize anything. The trick is to limit the slip to only one, two or three. And always, always the next day and day thereafter go back to the five only rule.

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Change cigarette brands. The secret to fewer cigarettes is a strong hit that gives you satisfaction that can last from 3 to 5 hours. You are not only reducing nicotine content, but salt, sugar and unknown chemicals as well, and menthol is addictive in and of itself. Get off of menthol. A technique is to change to Sherman’s, which is a brand of cigarette sort of like a cigarillo. Sherman’s are organic and salt and sugar free, so they get you off everything but the nicotine. Try smoking only a quarter or a half and see how long you can make it to the next quarter or half. Do not smoke them like regular cigarettes, or there is no purpose to the exercise.

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If one starts with a strong cigarette like Sherman’s and changes to another brand after consumption has been reduced to 3 to 5 a day, find a cigarette that is strong enough to maintain same no smoke periods, and seems to have the best salt/sugar relationship for you.

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Never smoke a cigarette dry. Always drink something with it, like coffee, tea, milk, or some other beverage. Make this drink a very small amount, 6/8 ounces, just enough to take a sip before each puff. This will mean you have to prepare to have a cigarette. It will also mean that your mouth, throat and wind pipe will be coated so as less the chance of cancer. It will mean you can’t just light up. This enforces the discipline. This means also, you might not smoke the cigarette unconsciously. If smoking is killing you, seems one at least should be conscious of the suicide. Make those five cigarettes like a spiritual experience each time.

And go outside, change your environment and mind’s-eye. Do not carry cigarettes when going out for less time than one’s next scheduled cigarette. If going out for longer, carry only one or two, enough to cover that time frame. A schedule might be one each morning, noon, 3 o’clock, dinner and 9 o’clock. Don’t eat snacks if they make you want to have a cigarette. Same with booze. See – now you are a monk. Lay off the coffee maybe one espresso in the morning. The need for a cigarette after coffee may be to suppress the coffee rush.
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If you can do this you can quit. If you can do this you can do anything. But for sure you will know you are a drug addict, and your life revolves around cigarettes. Some might say – 5 cigarettes a day, why smoke at all? But if one loves smoking, or needs it for self-medication, maybe better than other uncontrolled substance abuse, pharmacological depressants with side-effects or moonscape. Once one has found a state of consciousness, as feeling great all the time, it is difficult not to want to feel great all the time. Discipline is the means to maintaining a steady state, which is steady feel good consciousness.

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