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- Romans 14:11 Monday, 23 April, 2018“It is written: “‘As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’””
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The Blue Horsehead Nebula in Infrared.
Image Credit: WISE, IRSA, NASA; Processing & Copyright: Francesco Antonucci. The Blue Horsehead Nebula looks quite different in the infrared light. A complex labyrinth of filaments, caverns, and cocoons of glowing dust and gas emerges, making it hard to even identify the equine icon. The nebula is catalogued as IC 4592 and spans about 40 light years, lying about 400 light years away toward the constellation Scorpius. The star that predominantly illuminates and heats the dust is Nu Scorpii, visible as the reddened star left of centre.
- Vice President Pence to Swear in New Agency Administrator; Airing on NASA Television Monday, 23 April, 2018Vice President Mike Pence will swear in Jim Bridenstine as NASA’s new administrator at 2:30 p.m. EDT Monday, April 23, at the agency’s headquarters in Washington. The ceremony will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.
- NASA Engineers Dream Big with Small Spacecraft Thursday, 19 April, 2018The first CubeSat mission to deep space will launch in May.
The Human Brain
Synesthesia is a condition where stimulation of one sense automatically evokes a perception of another sense. People with synesthesia might “taste” words, “smell” sounds, or see numbers as colours. While it’s not known exactly why this occurs, the prevailing theory is that these brains have hyper-connectivity between sensory areas in the brain.
- Press release: Mental breaks after work improve sleep Monday, 23 April, 2018Repetitive thoughts on rude behavior at work results in insomnia, study says.
- WCN's Solar Project Partners with the Sahara Conservation Fund to Save North African Ostrichs Thursday, 5 April, 2018WCN's Solar Project, dedicated to providing solar energy to conservation projects in the remotest corners of the world, has partnered with the Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF), an international non-profit organization dedicated to conserving wildlife in the Sahara desert—to save the North African ostrich.Pooja
The Maya people are a group of Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. They inhabit southern Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras. The overarching term "Maya" is a collective designation to include the peoples of the region that share some degree of cultural and linguistic heritage. One of the largest groups of modern Maya can be found in Mexico's Yucatán State and the neighbouring states of Campeche, Quintana Roo and in Belize.
- Green earthquake alert (Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:10km) in Indonesia 23/04/2018 08:13 UTC, About 60000 people within 100km. Monday, 23 April, 2018On 4/23/2018 8:13:58 AM, an earthquake occurred in Indonesia potentially affecting About 60000 people within 100km. The earthquake had Magnitude 5.6M, Depth:10km.
- Watch - Measles in the Philippines Wednesday, 11 April, 2018There is an outbreak of measles in the Philippines. Travelers to the Philippines should make sure they are vaccinated against measles with the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine.
National Flag of Libya
The flag of Libya was originally introduced in 1951, following the creation of the Kingdom of Libya. It consisted of a white star and crescent on a triband red-black-green design, with the central black band being twice the width of the outer bands. The design was based on the banner of the Senussi dynasty from Cyrenaica, which consisted of a black field and star and crescent design, and was later used as the flag of the region. The red was selected for the blood sacrificed for the freedom of Libya, black to remember the dark days that Libyans lived under the occupation of the Italians, and green to represent its primary wealth, agriculture, (Libya once being the 'breadbasket' of the Ottoman Empire) and the future prosperity of the country.
- Philippines – Level 2: Exercise increased caution Friday, 13 April, 2018Exercise increased caution in the Philippines due to crime, terrorism, civil unrest, and a measles outbreak. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: The Sulu Archipelago, including the southern Sulu Sea, due to crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. Marawi City in Mindanao due to terrorism and civil […]
- Cameroon – Level 2: Exercise increased caution Wednesday, 11 April, 2018Exercise increased caution in Cameroon due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do Not Travel to: North, Far North, Northwest and Southwest Regions, and Parts of East and Adamawa Regions due to crime, terrorism, and civil unrest. Violent crime, such as armed robbery and carjacking, is common. Local police […]
- Canada Monday, 23 April, 2018Latest Update: Summary - in an incident in Toronto on 23 April a vehicle struck a number of pedestrians near Yonge and Finch. Local authorities have confirmed that they are dealing with a number of casualties, and an investigation is ongoing. The area surrounding the incident has been sealed off, and disruption to local transport […]GOV.UK
- Saudi Arabia Monday, 23 April, 2018Latest update: Terrorism section - addition of information on incident in Asir region on 19 AprilGOV.UK
Work of Art
Eugène Galien-Laloue (1854–1941) was a French artist of French-Italian parents and was born in Paris on December 11, 1854. He was a populariser of street scenes, usually painted in autumn or winter, of the early 1900s, accurately representing the era in which he lived: a happy, bustling Paris, la Belle Époque, with horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and its first omnibuses. Galien-Laloue's works are valued not only for their contribution to 20th-century art but for the actual history, which they document. The Paris Arc de Triomphe was painted in 1941. His work can be seen at the Musée des Beaux-Arts, Louvier; Musée des Beaux-Arts, La Rochelle; Mulhouse, France.
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Pray for Christians in Myanmar
MYANMAR ARMY SHELLED KACHIN VILLAGES. Click on the image for more information.