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- Psalm 19:14 Tuesday, 16 October, 2018“May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.”
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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.
- Warning - Earthquake and Tsunami in Indonesia Thursday, 11 October, 2018Because of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia on September 28, travelers to the province of Central Sulawesi may experience serious health and safety risks, and medical care may not be available. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
The Human Brain
Brain development is stimulated by reading aloud and talking to young children.
- IOM appeals for USD1 million to respond to 200,000 Congolese returnees from Angola Tuesday, 16 October, 2018Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Angola, Democratic Republic of the Congo Apart from IOM’s assistance which began 11 October, no other support has been provided to people expelled to Kamako. There is pressing need for food, water, shelter and medical aid.Kinshasa – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo […]
Astronomy Picture of the Day
M16: In and Around the Eagle Nebula.
Image Credit & Copyright: Andrew Klinger. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula shows the bright region is a window into the centre of a larger dark shell of dust. A brightly-lit workshop appears where a whole open cluster of stars is being formed in the midst of tall pillars and round globules of dark dust and cold molecular gas. Already visible are several young bright blue stars whose light and winds are burning away and pushing back the remaining filaments and walls of gas and dust. The Eagle emission nebula, tagged M16, lies about 6500 light years away, spans about 20 light-years, toward the constellation of the Serpent (Serpens). This picture involved over 25 hours of imaging and combines three specific emitted colours emitted by sulfur (coloured as red), hydrogen (yellow), and oxygen (blue).
- NASA Television to Air Live Interviews with Astronaut Nick Hague Monday, 15 October, 2018NASA astronaut Nick Hague, who has returned home to Houston this weekend after his launch to the International Space Station was aborted, will be interviewed by media about his experience at 11 a.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 16.
- 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.
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- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Monday, 15 October, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Olivia DeSmit
National Flag of Mozambique
The flag of Mozambique was adopted on May 1, 1983. It includes the image of an AK-47 with a bayonet attached to the barrel. It is one of three national flags among UN member states that features a firearm, along with those of Guatemala and Haiti. Green stands for the riches of the land, the white fimbriations signify peace, black represents the African continent, yellow symbolises the country's minerals, and red represents the struggle for independence. The rifle stands for defence and vigilance, the open book symbolises the importance of education, the hoe represents the country's agriculture, and the star symbolises Marxism and internationalism.
- Burkina Faso - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Thursday, 11 October, 2018Reconsider travel to Burkina Faso due to terrorism. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The northern Sahel border region shared with Mali and Niger due to crime and terrorism. The provinces of Kmoandjari, Tapoa, Kompienga, and Gourma in East Region due to crime and terrorism. Terrorist groups […]
- Morocco Tuesday, 16 October, 2018Latest update: Summary - The British Embassy is in contact with local authorities and urgently seeking further information following a train crash between Salé and Kenitra; if you've been affected by the incident and need consular assistance, call the British Embassy on +212 (0) 537 633 333; if you’re in the UK and worried about […]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.
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INQUIRY INTO PASTOR RAYMOND KOH'S DISAPPEARANCE AGAIN POSTPONED. Click on the image to read more.