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26 July 2017

A few days ago the CdP town council turned the water off at night – or at least they said they were going to: I didn’t notice any difference. 1,516 more words

MUSINGS FROM UMBRIA

Still dry

A man, Sharon, comes over. He's wearing a kippa, which I find quite sexy. He doesn't want me to wait for him outside. I later learn this is because he's nervous of what people would think, an older man meeting a younger man. 246 more words

Vatican Shuts Off Historical Fountains Amid Italy Drought

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VATICAN CITY (CBSMiami) — In Italy the lack of rain has caused a serious drought across the country. Now the Vatican is leading efforts to preserve water. 192 more words

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VATICAN FOUNTAINS TURNED OFF TO HELP DROUGHT CRISIS - MEDAL FOR 5TH YEAR OF POPE FRANCIS’ PONTIFICATE - FAMILY, LAITY LIFE DICASTERY LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE

There was a fascinating meeting today in the EWTN offices about social media – the big movers and shakers (you can already guess what they are), guidelines for profitable use, statistics, improving outreach via Facebook, Twitter, what not to do on social media, gaining followers and fans, etc. 475 more words

Vatican City State

Vatican turns off fountains to show solidarity to Romans suffering from drought

All the fountains in Vatican City have been turned off ‘for the first time in living memory’.  The decision was taken by Pope Francis after surrounding city of Rome did the same with some of their iconic drinking fountains. 179 more words

UpWorthy

The approach

Rain clouds approaching and we did get some rain, albeit far less than what we wanted, only 7mm (.25 inches).

Level 4b water restrictions remain in place in Cape Town. 36 more words

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Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

Vatican authorities began on Monday to turn off some 100 fountains, including two Baroque masterpieces in St. Peter’s Square, due to a prolonged drought affecting the tiny city state and the city of Rome which surrounds it. 277 more words

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