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- Psalm 25:14-15 Wednesday, 17 October, 2018“The LORD confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them. My eyes are ever on the LORD, for only he will release my feet from the snare.”
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The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least. Unknown Author
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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.
- UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Source: International Organization for Migration, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: World With more than 1,700 lives lost since the start of 2018, the rate at which people are drowning while trying to cross the Mediterranean has risen sharply this year.Ahead of this week’s meeting of European Union (EU) Heads of State and Government, UNHCR, […]
Astronomy Picture of the Day
M15: Dense Globular Star Cluster.
Image Credit & Copyright: Bernhard Hubl (CEDIC). Messier 15 is an immense swarm of over 100,000 stars. A 13 billion-year-old relic of the early formative years of our galaxy, it is one of about 170 globular star clusters that still roam the halo of the Milky Way. Centred in this sharp view, M15 lies about 35,000 light years away toward the constellation Pegasus, well beyond the spiky foreground stars. Its diameter is about 200 light-years. But more than half its stars are packed into the central 10 light-years or so, one of the densest concentrations of stars known. Hubble-based measurements of the increasing velocities of M15's central stars are evidence that a massive black hole resides at the centre of dense globular cluster M15.
- 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.
- Bulgaria - Level 1: Exercise Normal Precautions Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Exercise normal precautions in Bulgaria. Read the Safety and Security section on the country information page. If you decide to travel to Bulgaria: 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 […]
- Morocco Wednesday, 17 October, 2018Latest update: Summary - removal of information on rail accident between Salé and KenitraGOV.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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Pray for Christians in Myanmar
KACHIN PASTOR RECOUNTS HIS ORDEAL WITH THE LOCAL MILITIA. Click on the image to read more.