“Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time — the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to violence and oppression. Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts… Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”—
MLK, Jr., 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech
“The devastating flooding in Queensland is the result of Australia being in the grip of an unusually strong “La Niña”, a periodic climate phenomenon that brings more rain to the western Pacific, and less to South America along the eastern Pacific.”—Australia floods: La Niña to blame by Damian Carrington
People who have known me since I was a kid, back in South Africa, call me Nino. That also extends to my close friends from high school who heard my sister calling me Nino one day and they started using it too.
Nino probably comes from my younger sister being unable to pronounce my actual name when she was learning to speak. And I remember when I was like 5, it was the first time we saw someone on TV named Nino it was the funniest thing we’d ever seen - where I came from we didn’t have names that characters on TV would have.
Fast Forward to a few days ago and one of my friends growing up, who’s known me since the old school days decided, on a whim to look up ‘Nino’ on her iPhone.
Nino is a term which describes one of superior life skills. Ninos are known for their exemplary fencing capabilities and their extreme awesomeness. The word Nino may also pertain to one who is the sexiest and most popular man in his area.