In today’s news, United States extends humanitarian support globally, Nigeria receives pandemic relief supplies via UNICEF, Spain commits to green energy expansion, scientists advance solar cell technology, Yemeni medical engineer creates life-saving devices, Chinese vegan food startups to benefit from development program, and United Kingdom ushers in landmark animal welfare legislation.
United States to assist internationally during pandemic.
United States Secretary of State, His Excellency Mike Pompeo, has announced a pledge of almost US$274 million in emergency health and humanitarian funding to 64 countries to help them address the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will be used to provide water, food security, livelihood aid, protective services, sanitation and hygiene, as well as the coordination of outbreak response efforts. In addition, the United Nations Refugee Agency will receive US$64 million of the pledged support for its essential work among the most vulnerable people in the world. The United States is a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate. Our sincere appreciation, Your Excellency Mike Pompeo and the United States! Your invaluable and timely assistance brings hope and comfort in a time of need, in the healing power of Divine love.
UNICEF supports COVID-19 efforts in Nigeria.
The United Nations Children’s Fund received vital supplies to help the Nigerian government’s medical response to COVID-19. The life-saving provisions, which included personal protective equipment, 10,000 test kits, 15 oxygen concentrators, vaccines, emergency health gear and more, were co-financed by the European Union and private telecommunications operator, IHS Nigeria. The EU is a Shining World Leadership Award for Peace recipient and a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Unconditional World Care, and True Caring laureate. Also, Netherlands-based international container terminal operator, APM Terminals, contributed the transportation of the items. Our heartfelt thanks, UNICEF, Nigerian government, European Union, IHS Nigeria and APM Terminals. May your noble collaboration save precious lives of our human family as we work together for a healthy future for all, in God’s munificent grace.
Coming up, Spain commits to green energy expansion. We pause now to thank the life-giving, climate-balancing rivers, that also act as the Earth’s circulatory system by transporting carbon from land to the oceans for storage. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more illuminating news.
Hallo, virtuous friends, it’s Fleur the Holland Lop! I’ve been vegan since birth, and heartily recommend this very resourceful way of life! Today, we have a tip from our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai: “During lockdown, to prevent frustration that some of you might encounter, try to think positive, that some others are worse off. Thank and pray to God any time you feel down. Try new things that interest you like painting, writing, new dishes or learning a new skill, a new language. You have more time now. Even if working from home, the saved time of not driving, catching public transportation etc. can be put to good use. Have fun with new ventures. Try a new healthy recipe, read some spiritual books, learn a relaxing technique, cool exercise. Many things are available online. Such a lucky era we are in. Looking forward with you to better days ahead. Love love.” Our gratitude, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for these loving ideas to uplift our lives during this time. Thank you all for watching. Lots of love for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. Now the weather from around the world.
Spain, a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate, sets ambitious climate plan.
The Spanish government recently submitted its 2030 National Energy and Climate Plan to the European Union, stating its goal to install over 112-gigawatt capacity of renewables to its electricity sector within the next decade. The country is currently a global renewable energy leader, producing 20% of its electricity by wind power, currently running at 25.7 gigawatts capacity. Under the new agenda, the country will establish 2.2 gigawatts of wind energy annually for the next ten years. The plan requires a €241.4 million investment and the nation forecasts renewables to constitute 42% of the country’s energy end use and generate 74% of its electricity by 2030. Good job for fast-tracking renewables, Spain! May new green solutions help countries meet their emission-reduction goals, as humans become more aware of their inherent connection with Mother Nature.
Researchers develop ultrathin and flexible solar cells.
Scientists from Australia, Japan and the United States have developed a solar cell that is ten times thinner than a human hair with the prospect of being used in a variety of new products. The cell is flexible, bendable and stretchable, so it could be used in wearable electronics and potentially help power devices that monitor physiological signals such as the heart. It has an efficiency of 13%, which will allow a one square meter panel to produce 130 watts, or enough to power 15 standard LED (light-emitting diode) house lights. The solar development will also have a low manufacturing cost. Such wonderful news, researchers, on your advancements that will lead to even more applications for solar cells. May the commercialization of your innovation happen quickly as we shift to planet-friendly technology, in the Light of the Divine.
Young medical engineer in Yemen repurposes medical equipment to create life-saving devices.
As Yemen’s humanitarian crisis heightens due to five years of conflict plus the added onset of the novel coronavirus pandemic, Luai Taha Al-Mahbashi, deeply concerned about the situation, is using his ingenuity to make essential healthcare devices. “Even the simple things in my country, simple equipment, [a] simple device that we can discover the coronavirus or something like that, we don’t have.” In a room at the back of Hajjah city’s hospital, Mr. Al-Mahbashi uses spare equipment and parts to create CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines to aid breathing, also infrared thermal scanners to read patients’ temperature, in an effort to help his country’s overburdened medical system. Your noble dedication, Luai Taha Al-Mahbashi, to assist your fellow citizens in need is a spark of hope and inspiration for all around you. May Allah bless and protect you as well as the peace-loving people of Yemen. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Touchingly present Luai Taha Al-Mahbashi the Shining World Invention Award and US$10,000 in humble support of your heroic and innovative work, with all love, heartfelt gratitude and high esteem. May Heavens safeguard you and your benevolent co-citizens always, in Allah’s abundant grace.”
Coming up, Chinese vegan food startups to benefit from development program. Let’s now spend a moment to pray for the noble canine police officers and their human partners to stay safe and healthy. More praiseworthy news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Valuable News for a Precious World.
New incubator project supports plant-based startups in China.
Dao Foods International, an impact investment firm helping to bring sustainable protein to China, recently partnered with private venture fund, New Crop Capital, to launch a program that assists new plant-based entrepreneurs to develop delectable and eco-friendly options. During a six-month period, the chosen plant-based food companies will receive financial support of up to US$70,600 as well as access to a network of mentors, industry expertise and specifically tailored courses and workshops. Albert Tseng, the co-founder of Dao Foods, believes that consumers are now more likely to opt for vegan proteins as the country recovers from the pandemic and becomes more aware of the harmful environmental impacts of the animal industry. Thank you, Dao Foods International and New Crop Capital for helping to propel the plant-based market in China. May many more people discover the numerous benefits of a vegan lifestyle, in Heaven’s radiance.
United Kingdom ushers in landmark animal welfare legislation.
Lucy’s Law, which bans the sale of puppies and kittens by third-party dealers, has recently gone into effect in the UK. It was named after a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Lucy, who had been the victim of a puppy farm and became the face of the anti-puppy mill campaign. Now thanks to the law, people that want to welcome an animal companion into their family can adopt from a rescue center or work directly with a licensed breeder. Traders who do not have a license face penalties of up to six months in prison or an unlimited fine. The UK government, a Shining World Wise Leadership Award laureate, and a Shining World Leadership Awards for Animal Protection and Kindness laureate, is also supporting a new bill to increase the maximum incarceration period for animal cruelty from six months to five years. Bravo, United Kingdom! Your high standards for the care of beloved dogs and cats is a promising move toward a kinder world, in God’s benevolence.
Please sit back and relax with the joke of the day entitled, “Floor Encounter.”
Billy! Did you fall down?
No, I didn’t fall, the floor just needed a hug!
And now we have a heartline from Meihua in China:
Respected Supreme Master TV team, Thank you for producing so many beautiful programs for the world. Among them, the short Alternative Living video is very heart touching. Whenever I watch this video, I am always moved. Master is the one in the video. To get the Gift that Heaven gives to the world, She paid no attention to Her personal safety, endured the hardships of arduous journeys, and traveled a long distance. After experiencing uncountable difficulties, She brought the message to bring peace to the world and liberate beings from the cycle of life and death. I hope that wise leaders of all nations will lead their people to adopt the vegan diet soon, and create a peaceful and beautiful future. Please convey my endless longing and gratitude to Master. I’m grateful that Master has woken me up from the “deep sleep” with the beautiful sound of a bell and reminded me to return Home. You are the road in my heart, the lighthouse in darkness, and my eternal Home.
Your loving student, Meihua from China.
Earnest Meihua, Our appreciation for your thoughtful words, expressing your pure love and thanks to Master for Her tireless dedication and Divine work. The spiritual power transmitted in the Alternate Living flyer and the clip you reference is mighty, and we too pray that this message is heard around the globe as we move into a time where unconditional love and compassion emanate from every living being on planet Earth. May your longing for the Truth be your constant inspiration, and may the tenderness of Heavens cause all the beautiful flowers of peace to blossom in China and around our world. In Divine grace, Supreme Master TV team
P.S. Master said: “You are welcome, ardent Meihua. Thank you for your supportive lines. May the Buddhas’ glorious love keep guiding you and friendly China.”
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