The Statistic

17th October, 2019
Speed at which silver ants in the northern Sahara (the fastest ants in the world) travel: Close to one metre per second
Source: Via Guardian

 

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Moments

17th October, 2019
REVEALED: According to a report on Reuters, that the US carried out a secret cyber operation against Iran in the wake of the 14th September attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities which the US blames on Iran.
ATTACKED: By a group of hammer-wielding assailants, Hong Kong pro-democracy leader Jimmy Sham; he has been hospitalised. The attack came hours after Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam was forced to make her annual policy address via video link after she was heckled by pro-democracy politicians.
ANNOUNCED: Plans to move the marathon and race walking at the 2020 Olympic Games from Tokyo to Sapporo after concerns over temperatures.

 

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Essays

ERIC ATCHESON, author and Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) minister, grapples with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's recent speech to the American Association of Christian Counselors and how his words on Christian leadership stack up...

In an excerpt from her new book, 'Faith in Public Life', MELISSA ROGERS, former executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and now a visiting professor at Wake Forest University, underlines the important role decisions about faith in public life play in determining the country's future...

In an article first published on The Conversation, DIRK MESSNER, director of the Institute for Environment and Human Security   at United Nations University, looks at how digital technologies may provide some answers in addressing the pressing need for greater sustainability...

They Said It

“Let’s work out a good deal! You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy - and I will...History will look upon you favorably if you get this done the right and humane way. It will look upon you forever as the devil if good things don’t happen. Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool!"
- From the text of a letter written by US President Donald Trump to Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on 9th October which was released by the White House on Wednesday (as quoted on Reuters).

 

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This Week on the Web

17th October, 2019
St Mary's Church in the UK county of Sussex has set up a Brexit prayer chapel. Read SAM DIXON-FRENCH's report on the Littlehampton Gazette...

 

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The Word Explained

6th October, 2019
Good soil: People who receive God’s love and enable that love to be reproduced.

 

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