Begonias have been around for ages, and with good reason, this easy-to-grow annual does well in a variety of conditions and needs little to thrive. Provide it with light shade, rich well-drained soil, ample water, and plenty of fertilizer—and you’ll be rewarded with stunning flowers and foliage. With so many different shapes, sizes, and colours, begonias have no problem taking the spotlight in any garden setting. Wax begonia, the more popular variety of begonia, can be found in sizes to fit just about any space (from as small as 6 inches to nearly 3 feet tall). The larger varieties are ideal for landscaping, and when planted en masse create a dramatic effect. Smaller begonia varieties are well-suited for container gardens, and they won’t crowd out your other plants. The displays will last till 1 July 2018 at the Flower Dome from 9.00am to 9.00pm, except for the Dome’s closure dates. Credit: Gardens By the Bay and Better Homes & Gardens.
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- 2 Corinthians 13:14 Friday, 21 September, 2018“May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.”
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Irregular Galaxy NGC 55.
Image Credit & Copyright: Martin Pugh. Irregular galaxy NGC 55 is thought to be similar to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC). It is 6 million light-years distant and is a member of the Sculptor Galaxy Group, and resembles a barred disk galaxy spanning about 50,000 light-years. Just as large star forming regions create emission nebulae in the LMC, NGC 55 is also seen to be producing new stars. This highly detailed galaxy portrait highlights a bright core crossed with dust clouds, telltale pinkish star forming regions, and young blue star clusters in NGC 55.
- Houston Medical Students to Speak Live with NASA Astronaut on Space Station Friday, 21 September, 2018Medical students from The University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHealth) in Houston will speak with an astronaut aboard the International Space Station next week.
- NASA Updates Live Coverage of Japanese Cargo Launch, Delays Spacewalks Thursday, 20 September, 2018Delayed due to inclement weather, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) now is targeting 1:52 p.m. EDT Saturday, Sept. 22 (2:52 a.m. Sept. 23 in Japan), for the launch of its unpiloted H-II Transfer Vehicle-7 (HTV-7) cargo spacecraft.
- NASA Seeking Partner in Contest to Name Next Mars Rover Friday, 21 September, 2018NASA has a class assignment for corporations, nonprofits and educational organizations involved in science and space exploration: partner with the agency to inspire future engineers and scientists by sponsoring a contest to name the next rover to venture to the Red Planet.
- NASA’s MAVEN Selfie Marks Four Years in Orbit at Mars Friday, 21 September, 2018NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft celebrates four years in Mars orbit with a selfie.
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- 3 ways to be a more sustainable coffee drinker Wednesday, 19 September, 20183 ways you can help ensure the future of coffee.Bambi Semroc
- In case you missed it: 3 big stories from our world Monday, 17 September, 2018Human Nature shares three stories from the past week that you should know about.Olivia DeSmit
The Khasi people (Children of the Seven Huts) are an indigenous ethnic group of Meghalaya in north-eastern India, with a significant population in the bordering state of Assam, and in certain parts of Bangladesh. They are the native people of Meghalaya and are the largest ethnic group in the state. Their language, Khasi, is categorised as the northernmost Austroasiatic language. The main crops produced by the Khasi people are betel leaf, areca nut, oranges, local rice and vegetables.
- Watch - Leptospirosis in Israel Friday, 14 September, 2018There is an outbreak of leptospirosis in northern Israel (Golan Heights). Travelers at highest risk are those exposed to contaminated fresh water like lakes and rivers in the affected area, such as through swimming, wading, kayaking, or rafting.
- Watch - Ebola in Democratic Republic of the Congo Friday, 14 September, 2018There is an outbreak of Ebola in North Kivu (Kivu Nord) and Ituri provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
- Las lluvias en Sinaloa, México, dejan al menos tres muertos y miles de evacuados Friday, 21 September, 2018Source: El País Country: Mexico Once municipios del Estado al noroeste del país declarados zonas de emergencia por el paso de una depresión tropical. Miles de habitantes han sido evacuados por las fuertes precipitaciones que comenzaron el jueves.Once municipios del Estado al noroeste de México han sido declarados zonas de emergencia por el paso de […]
- Thousands displaced due to flooding across Nigeria Friday, 21 September, 2018Source: Assessment Capacities Project Country: Nigeria Thousands of houses have been destroyed and the floods have caused considerable damage to farmland. There is an urgent need for shelter, NFI, food and livelihood assistance. Heavy rainfall has caused the Niger and Benue rivers to overflow, displacing thousands across 12 states as of late August (DG ECHO […]
National Flag of Mongolia
The flag of Mongolia is a vertical tricolour with two reds at insides and a blue in the middle, with the Soyombo symbol defacing the left red stripe. The blue stripe is described as the eternal blue sky and the red stripes symbolise thriving forever. The Soyombo symbol is a geometric abstraction that represents fire, sun, moon, earth, water, and a round shape as dualist aspect. The current flag was adopted on February 12, 1992, after the transition of Mongolia to a liberal democracy.
- Honduras - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Thursday, 20 September, 2018Reconsider travel to Honduras due to crime. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Gracias a Dios Department due to crime. Violent crime, such as homicide and armed robbery, is common. Violent gang activity, such as extortion, violent street crime, rape, and narcotics and human trafficking, is widespread. Local police […]
- Democratic Republic of the Congo - Level 3: Reconsider Travel Wednesday, 19 September, 2018Reconsider travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Do not travel to: Eastern DRC and the three Kasai provinces due to armed conflict. Violent crime, such as armed robbery, armed home invasion, sexual assault, and physical assault, […]
- Ethiopia Friday, 21 September, 2018Latest update: Summary - revised information; there have been protests in various areas around Addis Ababa, with large crowds gathering; the situation is currently calm but tense and may continue for some time; you should check local media and British Embassy social media for updatesGOV.UK
- Ukraine Friday, 21 September, 2018Latest update: This advice has been reviewed in full with editorial amendments to the Safety and security section (Eastern Ukraine)GOV.UK
Work of Art
The Elgin Marbles, also known as the Parthenon Marbles, are a collection of Classical Greek marble sculptures made under the supervision of the architect and sculptor Phidias and his assistants in c. 447 to 438 BC; originally part of the temple of the Parthenon and other buildings on the Acropolis of Athens. From 1801 to 1812, agents of Thomas Bruce, 7th Earl of Elgin removed about half of the surviving sculptures of the Parthenon, 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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