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ADRA Canada responds to Volcano aftermath in Guatemala

On June 3, 2018, the Fuego Volcano (Volcano of Fire) in Guatemala erupted, causing large amounts of destruction to the surrounding communities. The eruption produced the descent of pyroclastic flows and fiery clouds with temperatures reaching 700 degrees Celsius. Ash columns were formed, reaching up to 10,000 meters above sea level and affecting communities as far as 40 kilometers away. The volcano is 27 miles southwest of the country's capital, Guatemala City. This...

Adventists Help commemorate Colombia’s National Religious Freedom Day

Future peace can only be built on respect for human dignity, says Adventist religious freedom advocate.

Students get a glimpse into the future of medicine at San careers forum

Three hundred students got a glimpse into the future of medicine—including the use of virtual reality—during a careers forum hosted by Sydney Adventist Hospital last Wednesday morning. The free Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Medicine (STEMM) initiative was designed for female students to help inform their future career choices, with women identified in an UNESCO report as under-represented in science, technology and medical careers despite growing demands and significant labor...

President of Trinidad and Tobago visits campus of Adventist University

The President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago Her Excellency Paula-Mae Weekes recently paid a courtesy visit to the University of Southern Caribbean (USC), a Seventh-day Adventist operated institution in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Her brief visit included a meeting with USC administration and a group of students and a tour of the campus on June 21, 2018.  President Weekes applauded USC officials for educating thousands of students every year and said she was impressed with the...

Adventists help in volcanic eruption aftermath in Hawaii

ACS assists in helping shelter and feed the displaced; children flown to Adventist summer camp.

Loma Linda University study says ADHD severity is associated with video game addiction severity

A study by Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health researchers found that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) severity is associated with severity of video game addiction. The study, “Video game addiction, ADHD symptomatology, and video game reinforcement,” published June 6 in The...

ADRA to launch first extreme adventure trip in Brazil

More than 200 students from Adventist universities will help build a school from Amazon dwellers

Children challenged to focus on health

Children from Adventist schools in New Zealand participated in a variety of fun and healthy activities as part of Adventist Health Week 2018. The children and their teachers were involved in a daily health challenge for five days; those who completed the challenge received a Health Week certificate. The focus of this year’s Health Week was the 10,000 Toes campaign, an initiative of Adventist Health and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency to tackle the epidemic of diabetes in the South...

 

 

 

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