In today’s news, Uganda receives Congolese refugees, new platform introduced to track global carbon emissions, large electric ferry successfully concludes trial voyages in Denmark, Israeli researchers find furry animal robots help with pain management, vegan group distributes food to vulnerable people in United States, experts call for implementing more plant-based foods in national dietary guidelines, and cat proves to be a man’s best friend in United States.
Uganda, a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate, opens borders to refugees.
Uganda recently opened its borders, which had been closed due to the COVID-19 situation, to allow over 3,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to enter the nation. The new arrivals were quarantined for two weeks at a former training center for farmers in Zombo District. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised the decision by the Government of Uganda to accept the refugees, and has installed 318 family tents, nine water tanks, health screening, handwashing facilities and toilets in the area. Food, water, health teams and an ambulance are also being provided by UNHCR and its partners. Our gratitude, and Heaven’s blessings, Uganda, for your benevolent welcoming spirit for citizens of the Democratic Republic of Congo in their time of need, as well as the many other refugees. Also, much appreciation, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and partners, for your enduring noble work. May all nations soon find lasting peace and harmony, in the eternal joy of the Divine.
Collaboration to report emissions data in real time.
An international coalition of nine nonprofits and technology companies under the leadership of former United States Vice President, His Excellency Al Gore, a Shining World Leadership Award for Earth Protection recipient, has developed a platform that allows for the real time tracking of greenhouse gas emissions. Dubbed Climate TRACE (Tracking Real-time Atmospheric Carbon Emissions), the initiative uses satellite data, artificial intelligence and other remote sensing technologies to track global emissions including from ships, factories, and power plants. Matt Sheffer, Managing Director of Hudson Carbon, one of the nonprofits involved in the project, explained, “Emissions from extractive industrial agriculture are largely underestimated and underreported. …. Our efforts as a member of the coalition will democratize agricultural emissions data in a way that influences decision-making from the highest levels of government all the way down to grocery store shoppers.” We are grateful, Your Excellency Al Gore and Climate TRACE partners, for your promising new tool. In Celestial radiance, may the world-saving vegan diet be embraced by all governments and citizens for a sustainable and glorious planet.
Up next, large electric ferry concludes trial voyages successfully in Denmark. We pause to thank fire wardens for ensuring that our workplaces are prepared for fire emergencies, for the safety of all. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more enhancing news.
Hallo beautiful friends, I’m Max the vegan Blue Fairy Wren. I am light and fast on my feet because I am powered by plant-based foods. Be vegan, like me. Today, I would like to share a tip from Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai with you. “You can save food by choosing to use those vegetables and fruits that might spoil early, and save the others for a later date. The sturdy ones such as carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, radishes, turnips, apples and oranges etc. can last longer, even without refrigeration. Being frugal in all usage is a good habit to cultivate, it saves your money, time, energy and helps our environment. God loves you kids!” Our many thanks, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for this caring tip and loving reminder about being frugal. We love You! Thank you all for tuning in. And love you for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. Now, the weather around our beautiful globe.
World’s largest all-electric ferry successfully completes trials.
Denmark’s 60-meter-long car and passenger ferry, Ellen, has completed 10 months of trials between two Danish islands in the Baltic Sea. Powered by 4.3 megawatts of batteries, the e-ferry has an energy efficiency rating of 85%, which is almost twice that of diesel boats. Partially funded by €15 million from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research program, Ellen’s higher price tag will be offset after just five to eight years due to the lower cost of its operation. Therefore, substantial savings can be made given the typical life of a ferry is 30 years. The e-ferry will also reduce CO2 emissions by 2,250 metric tons every year if batteries are recharged using renewable energy. Way to go, Denmark. May we see more eco-friendly transportation across our globe, in the grace of the Providence.
Israeli study finds furry social robot can help patients reduce pain.
Physical therapist Dr. Shelly Levy-Tzedek and team, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, discovered that playing with a Japanese-produced, plush, stuffed seal robot, called PARO, helped increase patient happiness and reduce their pain. PARO responds to being touched or talked to by moving its flippers and head, and making seal-like sounds. It was also found that patients who interacted with PARO had reduced levels of oxytocin, an indicator of stress, possibly signifying increased relaxation. Dr. Levy-Tzedek said new ways to promote well-being and manage pain are especially welcome at this time of social distancing. The research was published in the online open access journal, Scientific Reports. Thank you for the very interesting study, Dr. Shelly Levy-Tzedek and team. In God’s compassion, may dedicated researchers keep discovering ways to improve the lives of all precious beings.
Nonprofit offers free plant-based food to underprivileged individuals during Covid-19.
Plant-based Food Share Seattle, in Washington, United States, has supplied over 10,000 pounds of fresh vegetables, fruit and other vegan food to 2,500 people in need during the pandemic. Offering plant-based food boxes with recipes, the community program, founded by vegan photographer Kimberly Sandie and vegan chef Ariel Bangs, hands out 50 to 65 of the boxes each week, assisted by dedicated volunteers in addition to monetary and food contributions. The organization has also joined with local vegan eateries to add prepared meals to the boxes, as well as with other companies to provide over 200 people all they need to grow their own vegetables. Bravo and our heartfelt appreciation, Kimberly Sandie, Ariel Bangs, Plant-based Food Share volunteers and all others involved in this fantastic initiative. May charming Seattle become one of the first all vegan United States cities, in Divine delight.
Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Happily present the Shining World Caring Award to Plant-based Food Share Seattle and a loving contribution of US$10,000 to humbly support this noble endeavor. May the Providence bless all involved abundantly.
Coming up, experts call for implementing more plant-based foods in national dietary guidelines. We’ll take a moment to appreciate the smell of fresh air when we step out of our homes in the morning. More gladdening news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Giving News for a Charitable World.
New national dietary guidelines recommended.
Researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia, the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom, as well as Harvard and Tufts Universities in the United States, examined government dietary recommendations from 85 countries around the world and found that most of the guidelines astonishingly lacked proper advice on following a healthy diet. In particular, the researchers analyzed the health goal agreed on by governments to prevent one third of early mortalities from non-infectious diseases. They also examined governments’ objective of reaching their Paris Agreement climate goals of limiting the rise of global temperature to below two degrees Celsius. To better fulfill the governments’ health and halting global warming goals, the researchers recommended limiting animal products and increasing whole grains, nuts and seeds in national guidelines, which should be backed by current science to achieve better health and a thriving environment. The study was published in the British Medical Journal. Our sincere thanks, scientists. May your research help promote standards for a thriving Earth safeguarded by Heaven.
Cat proves to be this man’s best friend.
After 84-year-young Ron Williams from Michigan, United States adopted Fluffy, he would often play with him when the phone rang, saying “ring-a-ding.” A few weeks later, Mr. Williams sadly slipped in the shower and lay there for 16 hours unable to move, with his phone out of reach on the counter. Fluffy was also in the room and as a last hope, Mr. Williams said, “ring-a-ding” to Fluffy. In less than five minutes, he felt the phone being dropped on his hand. He called emergency services, and after a stay in the hospital, returned home to be reunited with Fluffy. Mr. Williams said, “I’m alive today because of that little bundle of fur, that beautiful black and white cat.” We are so happy you are recovering well, Ron Williams. What a purr-fect companion you are, smart Fluffy. Heaven bless you. May the two of you dear friends have a joyful future together, in God’s overflowing love.
Here are some funny lines to cheer you up. It’s a joke called “Accountant's Vacation.”
Tracy, a busy accountant with numerous clients, goes on a much-needed vacation. She deletes all her social media accounts, leaves the country and stays in an unknown hotel. She gets on a local bus and arrives at a remote beach, without any means of communication. Some time passes as she relaxes in the sand, enjoying the sun and the sounds of the ocean. As the sun begins to set, she notices a bottle with a note inside, riding in on the waves. Curious, she opens the bottle and reads the note: “Clients made some corrections, fix them when you can and send them back. The USB flash drive is in the bottle.”
And now we have a heartline from Zhu-Zhu in China:
Greetings to most respected and beloved Master and the Supreme Master TV team: I would like to share an experience about Master blessing the world through Supreme Master TV. In April of 2018, my elder brother was critically ill. At 10 o’clock that day, all the well-known doctors and specialists of the hospital gathered around the bed of my brother. His situation was critically dangerous, since the results of more than 10 examinations were abnormal and the doctors requested that the patient being transferred to another hospital for a second cardiac surgery. My elder brother had received one surgery before and the sequela of the surgery had often caused him so much suffering that he’d rather die. About once every two months, water had to be pumped out of his body and he had to rely on an oxygen respirator around the clock due to heart failure. Knowing that we decided not to transfer him to the other hospital for the second operation, we signed the notice of critical illness. Around 12 o’clock in the morning that day, seeing my elder brother in such a suffering state, I prayed to Master to put his soul to rest, played Supreme Master TV beside his pillow, and then went home. At 4 o’clock in the afternoon the same day, I returned to the hospital and sensed a very comfortable atmosphere. When going up to the fifth floor, wow, I felt that the air was pervaded with a warm, quiet, peaceful, and purified, loving atmosphere. The negative energy in the ward all disappeared. The patients all looked peaceful and carefree. Even my elder brother was in such a deep sleep that the private nurse asked me worriedly: “Is it alright that he has kept on sleeping like that?” I understood that it was my beloved Master, through Supreme Master TV, spreading Her merciful, loving power to the whole hospital to comfort the suffering patients in the wards with special blessing. At noon on the next day, my elder brother woke up with all smiles and ate 10 vegan dumplings. Soon afterward, he was discharged from the hospital and went home. Since then, I have been advising and insisting that he only be vegan. Now, his cardiopulmonary condition has become better and better, with no need for oxygen supply anymore, and he can even sing up to 10 songs in one go when gathering with his old friends.
The Most High, Ultimate and Beloved Master, You’ve come from the Divine Land to the Earth and tried Your utmost, doing things in all possible ways to help all beings selflessly. I am touched and cry every time thinking of it. Just playing Supreme Master TV 24-hours a day, we can get Your Blessings and Grace, and experience Heaven on Earth. Master’s Divine Love selflessly showers the Universe, and all beings in the Universe thank You and praise Your noble devotion. How lucky, blessed, and honored we are to be able to live on the same planet with You. We’re also thankful to the Supreme Master TV team for your remarkable efforts and dedication. May noble beings in Heaven always bless and protect Master’s crystal-like pure physical body, so that She can stay healthy, energetic forever, and that Her inner journey is smooth and perfect. May all Heavenly beings also bless the Supreme Master TV team to be safe, healthy and peaceful. May all beings awaken soon to recognize the great Love and Grace, which is rare to encounter in eons, and get liberation with elevated consciousness to turn the world into Heaven on Earth to greet the coming of world peace. Zhu-Zhu from China
Enlightening Zhu-Zhu, Thank you for sharing this heartwarming story with us! We are sorry to hear that your beloved brother had to undergo such a life-threatening ordeal but glad that he is better now. Buddha has mentioned that it is very difficult to obtain a human body. We are lucky indeed! It is a tremendous blessing to be born on this planet, especially in the same era as Supreme Master Ching Hai. Please continue to watch Supreme Master Television and spread the message of love and kindness wherever you go. We pray that Heaven protects you and your loved ones always. May magnificent China with its grand mountains and majestic seas be evermore beautiful, Supreme Master TV team
P.S. Master has a reply for you: “Sensitive Zhu-Zhu, I am happy to hear your brother is feeling well, and please continue encouraging him to follow the health-giving vegan diet. When we take the path of compassion in life, only good can result. May you and worthy China be shielded by the Buddhas.”
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