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- 2 Samuel 7:22 Monday, 15 October, 2018““How great you are, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you, as we have heard with our own ears.”
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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
When you yawn, you supply more oxygen to the brain. Even reptiles, birds and mammals yawn. Neurotransmitters in the brain control this behaviour.
- New UN report urges that policies should not stem migration, but maximize its potential and minimize negatives Monday, 15 October, 2018Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Country: World The report by FAO states that migration must be a choice and not a necessity, and that policies should be coherent to ensure safe, orderly and regular migration. Policies should not stem migration, but maximize its potential and minimize negatives New report analyses links […]
Astronomy Picture of the Day
Orion in Red and Blue.
Image Credit & Copyright: David Lindemann. This rendition of part of the Orion constellation comes from red light emitted by hydrogen and sulfur (SII), and blue-green light emitted by oxygen (OIII). The composite was painstakingly composed of hundreds of images which took nearly 200 hours to collect. Barnard's Loop, across the image bottom, appears to cradle interstellar constructs including the intricate Orion Nebula seen just right of centre. An explanation for the origin of Barnard's Loop is a supernova blast that occurred about two million years ago.
- NASA Administrator Statement on Deputy Administrator Confirmation Friday, 12 October, 2018Statement from NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine about the Senate confirmation of James Morhard as the agency’s deputy administrator
- Update on Opportunity Rover after Martian Dust Storm Thursday, 11 October, 2018One month since increasing their commanding frequency, engineers have yet to hear from NASA's Opportunity rover.
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- Sparking an ‘ECOrenaissance’: An insider’s guide to sustainability Friday, 12 October, 2018Human Nature discusses Environmental Pioneer Marci Zaroff's book and its messaging.Sophie Bertazzo
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 […]
- The Occupied Palestinian Territories Monday, 15 October, 2018Latest update: Summary - removal of information about the Israel-Scotland UEFA Nations League match held in Haifa on 11 OctoberGOV.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.
- year dot | year oneYou can say "the year dot", or "the year one", when you're talking about a very, very long time ago.
Pray for Christians in Indonesia
INCREASED POLICE PRESENCE AS PERSECUTION RISES. Click on the image to read more.