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- Psalm 51:12 Saturday, 20 October, 2018“Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”
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The Guna, known as Kuna prior to an orthographic reform in 2010, and historically as Cuna, are an indigenous people of Panama and Colombia. In the Kuna language, they call themselves Dule or Tule, meaning "people," and the name of the language in Kuna is Dulegaya, literally "people-mouth." Most Gunas live on small islands off the coast of the comarca of Kuna Yala known as the San Blas Islands. Each community has its own political organization, led by a saila, who is traditionally both the political and religious leader of the community; he memorizes songs which relate the sacred history of the people and transmits them to the people. Traditionally, Guna families are matrilinear, with the groom moving to become part of the bride's family and taking the last name of the bride as well.
- Alert - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 19 October, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in the North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The Human Brain
Brain development is stimulated by reading aloud and talking to young children.
- Recent events foster hope for stability in Mali despite spread of insecurity and extremism across the Sahel Friday, 19 October, 2018Source: UN Security Council Country: Mali Successful presidential elections, the signing of the new Pact for Peace and a drop in peacekeeper deaths could lend a new momentum to Mali's overall peace process.SC/13546 . 19 OCTOBER 2018 . SECURITY COUNCIL . 8376TH MEETING (AM) Permanent Representative Highlights New Unity Mechanism, Priority on Response to Security, […]
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Halo of the Cat's Eye.
Image Credit & Copyright: Data: Michael Joner (West Mountain Observatory, BYU),
Romano Corradi (IAC), Hubble Legacy Archive - Processing: Robert Gendler. The Cat's Eye Nebula (NGC 6543) is one of the best known planetary nebulae in the sky. Its haunting symmetries are seen in the very central region of this picture, processed to reveal an enormous but extremely faint halo of gaseous material, over three light-years across which surrounds the brighter, familiar planetary nebula. Planetary nebulae have long been appreciated as a final phase in the life of a sun-like star. They are likely formed of material shrugged off during earlier active episodes in the star's evolution. While the planetary nebula phase is thought to last for around 10,000 years, astronomers estimate the outer filamentary portions of this halo to be 50,000 to 90,000 years old.
- NASA Invites Media to Northrop Grumman Cygnus Launch from Virginia Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Media accreditation now is open for the launch from Virginia of Northrop Grumman’s 10th commercial resupply services mission to deliver NASA science investigations, supplies and equipment to the International Space Station aboard its Cygnus spacecraft.
- Scientists to Debate Landing Site for Next Mars Rover Monday, 15 October, 2018Hundreds of scientists and Mars-exploration enthusiasts gather this week to present, discuss and deliberate the future landing site for NASA's next Red Planet.
The Bush Viper
- We’re in a global water crisis. It’s time to turn to nature Tuesday, 16 October, 2018Freshwater supply is ranked third out of the top 10 global risks for humanity.Sophie Bertazzo
National Flag of Myanmar
The current flag of Myanmar was adopted on 21 October 2010. The new flag was introduced along with implementing changes to the country's name, which were laid out in the 2008 Constitution. The design of the flag has three horizontal stripes of yellow, green and red with a five-pointed white star in the middle. The three colours of the stripes are meant to symbolise solidarity, peace and tranquility, and courage and decisiveness. The white star that symbolised the Union of Burma.
- Suriname - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Friday, 19 October, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Suriname. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Suriname: Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts and make it easier to locate you in an emergency. Follow the Department of State on Facebook and Twitter. Review the Crime […]
- Spain Friday, 19 October, 2018Latest update: Summary - severe rainfall is expected over the weekend of 19 to 21 October in the regions of Valencia, Catalonia and Aragon, causing some disruption to local rail services and road closures; you should follow the advice of local authorities if in any affected areas; Summary - removal of information about Primera Air […]GOV.UK
Work of Art
The Elgin Marbles are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of Phidias and his assistants in c. 447 to 438 BC; originally part of the temple of the Parthenon. From 1801 to 1812, agents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed about half of the surviving sculptures and transported them to Britain. The half not removed is now displayed in the Acropolis Museum. In Britain, the acquisition of the collection was not supported by some, and the Earl's actions was likened to vandalism. Following a public debate in Parliament and its subsequent exoneration of Elgin, he sold the Marbles to the British government in 1816. They were then passed to the British Museum, where they are now on display in the purpose-built Duveen Gallery.
- paint the town redIf you paint the town red, you visit bars, nightclubs and other nightspots to have a good time.
Pray for Christians in China
THE STATE CONTINUES TO DEMOLISH CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS. Click on the image to read more.