Scientists have found the first direct evidence of a so-called ‘hot zone’ feeding a supervolcano in southern Italy that experts say is nearing eruption conditions.
Campi Flegrei is a volcanic caldera to the west of Naples that last erupted centuries ago. The area has been relatively quiet since the 1980s when the injection of either magma or fluids in the shallower structure of the volcano caused a series of small earthquakes.
Using seismological techniques, scientists have now pinpointed the location of the hot zone where hot materials rose to feed the caldera during this period.
The study was led by Dr Luca De Siena at the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with the INGV Osservatorio Vesuviano, the RISSC lab of the University of Naples, and the University of Texas at Austin. The research provides a benchmark that may help predict how and where future eruptions could strike…. read more
A severe storm that swept over parts of Croatia and Serbia on Saturday and Sunday, September 17, 2017, killed 8 people and injured at least 140 as it reached western Romania late Sunday. Most of those who died were hit by falling trees or flying objects.
According to local media, winds reached speeds of 100 km/h (62 mph), bringing down hundreds of trees, electricity poles, overturning vehicles and damaging houses.
The most affected areas were Timis and Arad counties, where six people lost their lives. A woman died after being hit by the branches of a tree at the city zoo in Timisoara. Another man lost his life after a billboard fell on his car. Two people were also killed in Bistrita-Nasaud county, in Northern Romania. One of them was hit by a tree in the city’s park, according to Romania Insider… read more
The eye of Category 5 Hurricane “Maria” was raging across Dominica for more than 2 hours on September 19, 2017, as the strongest storm to hit Dominica ever. It hit the country’s southeast regions about 01:00 UTC (21:00 local time) with maximum sustained winds of 260 km/h (160 mph) and exited in its northwest after 03:00 UTC (23:00 local time). Although some fluctuations in intensity are likely over the next 24 – 48 hours, Maria is forecast to remain an extremely dangerous hurricane as it approaches the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.
“We do not know what is happening outside. We do not dare look out. All we are hearing is the sound of galvanizing flying. The sound of the fury of the wind, as we pray for its end,” Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit said in a Facebook post as the hurricane raged through the island. “My roof is gone. I am at the complete mercy of the hurricane. House is flooding,” he posted soon after that, as he was waiting to be rescued…. read more
The Sanhedrin today is the rabbinic court in Israel. This court is the religious authority in charge over all marriages in Israel irregardless of religion. Within their control they have ruled that Jews who believe Jesus is “the Jewish Messiah” are no longer considered Jews and are excluded from a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony.
According to this article by WND it states “The state of Israel’s religious establishment is taking its persecution of Messianic Jewish believers in Jesus to a new level.
A rabbinic court, or Sanhedrin, has ruled that a Jew who believes in Jesus as the Jewish Messiah is no longer considered a Jew for purposes of marriage in Israel. This makes it impossible for two Messianic Jews to get married inside the country.
“An Israeli couple who are Messianic Jews cannot marry in a traditional Jewish religious ceremony in Israel because they are considered converts to Christianity, a rabbinical court ruled on Tuesday,” according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz…. read more
Thousands of fish were killed and a two-person boat almost swallowed into an enormous sinkhole after the largest dam in Franca, Sao Paolo, Brazil was drained accidentally late Friday afternoon (15).
This footage is just terrifying!
Thousands of fish were killed and a two-person boat stalked into a hole after the largest dam in Franca, Brazil was completely drained by mistake on September 15, 2017.
The dam’s staff jumped into a boat to try saving some fish trapped in the mud after the water began to flow uncontrolled to Córrego do Espraiado… read more
A new survey shows huge swaths of the American public don’t know the most basic tenets of their government, and a Hillsdale College politics professor says the lack of knowledge is playing a huge role in the politics of outrage and violence, since the perpetrators have no idea how the United States is supposed to work.
Earlier this month, the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania released a survey showing a dismal comprehension of constitutional basics. A third of Americans could not name a single branch of government. Another 27 percent could only name one. Only 26 percent could list the legislative, executive and judicial branches.
When asked to name one of the freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment to the Constitution, 37 percent could not name any. Forty-eight percent did come up with freedom of speech, but when asked to name another, only 15 percent could name freedom of religion, 14 percent cited freedom of the press, 10 percent knew of the right to assembly and just 3 percent were aware of their right to petition the government to address their grievances…. read more
Caring guidance preserves life!
Although Uganda has abortion restrictions, they are performed daily.
 1.2 Million Ugandan woman face unwanted pregnancy each year, in which 26% lead in abortion. Woman living in rural communities are at further risk of having complications during an abortion procedure. Many clinics refer woman to pre- abortion counseling before they agree to perform the procedure.
David Kisaame, of Iganga Crisis Pregnancy Center, fills this need with gladness!
In a recent testimony, David shared how he counseled an unnamed couple, who sought an abortion of their seventh child. Being a pastor, David went to the Bible, and shared how sacred life is to God. Many who come to the pregnancy center, know nothing about God or the Bible…. read more
What a touching story, thank you Mary for sharing this, God Bless you!!
Jack Graham, pastor of the Dallas-area, 40,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church, told CP in a Friday phone interview that the group of evangelical pastors and leaders is now called The Faith Leaders Initiative, and that they are not an official council or government body. They function in a primarily pastoral and spiritual capacity even as they do have the president’s ear on many issues that matter to them, he said. Amid the calls for members of this group to resign, Graham said that as far as he was concerned, it would be “immoral” to do so.
“What we may say to the president privately in calling him out, or expressing our concerns anything he or a member of his team might do … people want us to expose the president or to express our disdain for this, that or the other. That’s not our responsibility as I view it,” Graham said.
“Do we want him to be more of a uniter right now? Absolutely.”
But he rejected the notion that he and others are morally obligated to bail on the president…. read more
“He stressed that what the United States is experiencing is fundamentally a “sin problem” that the world cannot solve.”