Monday, 23 July, 2018

The enormity of our world's needs is overwhelming and distressing news can appear to be just black and white without a compassionate heart. A few of these intractable issues mentioned here need our prayers and action.

The Beardtongue

The Beardtongue

Penstemon, the beardtongues, is a large genus of roughly 250 species of flowering plants native mostly to the Nearctic, but with a few species also found in the North American portion of the Neotropics. It is the largest genus of flowering plants endemic to North America. Formerly placed in the Scrophulariaceae family by the Cronquist system, new genetic research has

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Myanmar's Extensive And Systematic Preparations For Rohingya Atrocities

Myanmar’s Extensive And Systematic Preparations For Rohingya Atrocities

Authorities in Myanmar made preparations for attacks against the Rohingya with “genocidal intent” in the weeks before last year’s purge, a rights watchdog has claimed. A report by Fortify Rights, a Bangkok-based organisation, alleges that officials carefully planned a systematic assault on the Rohingya community. Rohingya militants provided an opportunity for attack when

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Singapore’s Auditor-General’s Office 2017-2018 Report

Singapore’s Auditor-General’s Office 2017-2018 Report

The Auditor-General is empowered to audit the accounts of the Government and public authorities and bodies administering public funds as prescribed under the law. Where it is not provided for under any written law, the Auditor-General may audit the accounts of the public authority or body with the Minister’s consent. Also,

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Canada's High Arctic Glaciers At Risk Of Disappearing

Canada’s High Arctic Glaciers At Risk Of Disappearing

Hundreds of glaciers in Canada’s high Arctic are shrinking, and many are at risk of disappearing completely, an unprecedented inventory of glaciers in the country’s northernmost island has revealed. Using satellite imagery, researchers catalogued more than 1,700 glaciers in northern Ellesmere Island and traced how they had changed between 1999 and 2015.

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Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Depersonalization/Derealization Disorder

Depersonalization/derealization disorder is a type of dissociative disorder that consists of persistent or recurrent feelings of being detached (dissociated) from one’s body or mental processes, usually with a feeling of being an outside observer of one’s life (depersonalization), or of being detached from one’s surroundings (derealization). The disorder is often

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France’s Cantal Holiday Guide

France’s Cantal Holiday Guide

Cantal  is a department (admiCantal is province) in south-central France, with its capital at Aurillac. The department is named for the Plomb du Cantal, the central peak of the bare and rugged Monts du Cantal mountain chain which traverses the area. Its residents are known as Cantalians and its principal towns are Aurillac, Saint-Flour and Mauriac. Cantal is part of

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Horseshoe Crab

The Horseshoe Crab

Horseshoe crabs are marine and brackish water arthropods of the family Limulidae, suborder Xiphosurida, and order Xiphosura. They live primarily in and around shallow coastal waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. They occasionally come onto shore to mate. They are commonly eaten in Asia, and used as fishing bait, in fertilizer and in science (especially Limulus amebocyte lysate).

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