Bank Of Korea Cuts Key Interest Rate to Stave Off Economic Fallout From MERS

TIME

In an effort to stave off economic troubles caused by panic over the MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) outbreak, South Korea’s central bank lowered its seven-day repurchase rate to an unprecedented 1.5% Thursday, the fourth such reduction in 10 months, Bloomberg reports.

Authorities meanwhile announced Wednesday that two more people had died of the respiratory ailment, bringing the death toll to nine and the total infections to 122, according to the Wall Street Journal.

As many as 3,000 people have been quarantined to date, and economists fear that a bleak mood will deaden any upward momentum the country’s already-embattled economy might have been gaining.

This is the second straight year that the country has faced sudden threats to consumer sentiment, after last year’s sinking of the Sewol ferry also traumatized both the country’s people and its markets. Similarly, experts fear that worries over MERS could freeze domestic consumption, adding…

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Guest Post: Practical Points for Open Air Preaching Part 4: Prayer

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Note: I am overseas at the moment and will not have any internet.  This is a guest post by Michael A. Coughlin.  His blog can be found HERE.

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Previously, we looked at how the open air preacher’s love for people, both the lost and the saints affects his preaching. Prayer is an important element of preaching which deserves its own post!

Dear Christian, in your prayers do you ask God to bring his elect to your preaching? How then do you expect to encounter them?

I’ve already outlined the importance of prayer as part of the post about preparation. It’s vital. It’s urgent. It’s required.

Now allow me to give you some ideas how to pray. Pray that God would give you opportunities, that he would bring people to hear your preaching and soften their hearts. You can pray for safety, the weather, and all sorts of things…

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Hangouts 4.0 o lo que será la mayor actualización para este servicio de mensajería

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Hangouts

Google ha estado intentando encontrar la forma de dar a Hangouts la entidad necesaria para que se convierta en toda una gran aplicación, que aunque no tenga la popularidad de WhatsApp, si que ofreciera un rendimiento y una interfaz que permitiera al usuario casi ?volar? por ella. Este es uno de los primeros pasos para que un servicio o app vaya aunando cada vez más usuarios aparte de lo que es ofrecer ciertas características que la distinga en algo a las demás.

Hemos pasado ante una Hangouts que tuvo un cambio palpable en la actualización 2.3 y ahora se encuentra en una 3.3 que no es el plato preferido por muchos usuarios debido sobre todo a esa pestaña de contactos que no da con la tecla justa para que sea lo adecuado y una barra de herramientas que se encuentra en la misma posición. Todo esto podría ser solucionado con…

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