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2020-12-26
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In today’s news, Supreme Master Ching Hai presents the Shining World Compassion Award to young British vegan chef and entrepreneur, study shows alarming loss of animal habitats, Australian engineers develop a robotic gripper inspired by elephants, Japanese government moves towards making plastic recycling mandatory, American graduate student climbs mountains for charity, Swedish startup installs vegan food vending machines across the capital, France provides funds to protect wildlife in Cameroon.

In Shining World Compassion Award News from England…

Omari McQueen is a 12-year-old award-winning vegan chef from London, United Kingdom and the CEO of Dipalicious, a food company that sells all-vegan dips, snacks, juice packs and seasonings. When Omari was just seven years old, he stepped up to help his father prepare family meals when his mother became unwell for a time. Omari then discovered veganism after he saw a video produced by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). He immediately switched to a vegan lifestyle and started looking for ways to show other children how to make plant-based food choices. The award-winning entrepreneur has his own cookbook and his own TV show called “What’s Cooking, Omari?” on the children’s television channel CBBC.

“To teach other kids how to become vegan? That’s not a challenge. All I have to do is like with my brother and my sister, Laquarn and Ciara, and they’re younger than me. And for me to get them to go vegan, I said that cow’s milk is pus, that they’re drinking cow’s pus. And then they stopped drinking cow’s milk and started drinking almond milk. And they wanted to become vegan like me, when I made them taste my vegan meals. It’s not really that hard to make someone become vegan.”

When Omari’s vegan enthusiasm came to the attention of our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai, She cheerfully offered him the Shining World Compassion Award, “plus US$10,000 for his loving and kind endeavors, with gratitude and best wishes for continued success. May you and your loved ones be forever blessed in Divine grace.”

Our Association members were pleased to present Omari the Award letter, crystalline plaque, and Master’s financial contribution, along with Her publications and DVDs.

“Your influence cannot be underestimated. Speaking on high-profile media outlets, and with celebrities like Kevin Hart, children and adults alike pay attention to your message. You inspire people to look, listen and try. Thank you, Omari, you are our hero, here to help save the planet.”

“What I’d like to say to Master Ching Hai is that She’s really inspiring, and I’d like to say thank You for the Award and the check. Thank You, Master Ching Hai, for this check and I really love it.”

Omari’s parents also wished to express their thanks for the Award. “We’d like to say thank You so much for Your love and support for Omari. It has meant a lot to us. I’d like to thank You for giving us an opportunity to be able to give our child something that we couldn’t afford to do. Thank You.”

Our jubilant congratulations, talented Omari McQueen and family! With all the best wishes, may your light of inspiration shine ever brightly to help more and more people be vegan and save our world.

For the full presentation of the Shining World Compassion Award to Omari McQueen, please tune in to our Shining World Award program at a later date.

Study finds alarming loss of species’ habitat.

Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom found that the natural habitats of mammals, birds and amphibians have decreased by a global average of 18% as a result of the climate crisis and human land use. The researchers analyzed the geographical ranges of 16,919 animal species over the last 320 years and found that habitats shrank with increased greenhouse gas emissions altering the climate and large areas of natural vegetation being converted to farmland and cities. Projections showed that overall habitat loss could reach 23% by 2100, which in turn could cause species’ extinction. One of the solutions proposed was to encourage dietary shifts towards eating less meat. Our appreciation, University of Cambridge scientists, for these sobering findings and wise solution. In Heaven’s peace, may we all be vegan now to help preserve our cherished co-inhabitants’ existence.

Up next, Australian engineers develop a robotic gripper inspired by elephants. We’ll just give thanks to the playwrights who weave creative stories for the stage that engage our thoughts and emotions. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more outstanding news.

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Engineers from Australia develop a robotic gripper inspired by elephants.

Director of the University of New South Wales Medical Robotics Lab, Dr. Thanh Nhỏ Đỗ, and his team have derived inspiration from the elephant’s trunk to create a soft fabric robot that can coil around objects and hold them in a similar way. With the strength to lift items 220 times its own mass, the new device is itself lightweight, flexible and suitable for picking up delicate and odd-shaped items thanks to its high sensitivity. It can also operate in a confined space to pick up items such as a pencil from within a tube, giving it an advantage over stiffer conventional counterparts that are claw-shaped. Potentially, it could be used in human rescue efforts and as personal assistant devices. The new robotic gripper is expected to be commercially available within 12 to 16 months. What a great idea and accomplishment, Dr. Thanh Nhỏ Đỗ and team. May smarter designs such as these soon become widely available while reminding us to appreciate Divine Nature’s awesome abilities.

Japanese government to make recycling mandatory.

In 2018, the Japanese corporate sector generated approximately 4.62 million tons of plastic waste, which was about half of the amount of the whole nation, and most of which was incinerated. To address this problem, the government will be requesting large companies to recycle their plastic waste, with April 2022 proposed as the starting date. The enterprises will be required to separate plastics from other trash and transfer them to a recycling company. Although small firms will be exempted from the obligation, they will also be asked to improve recycling efforts. Japan, a Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion, Animal Protection and Generosity laureate, has committed to decreasing 25% of its disposable plastic waste by 2030. A grateful round of applause, government of Japan. In Celestial benediction, may all nations join in solving the serious global plastic issue to protect precious lives and the Earth.

American graduate student climbs mountains for charity.

Brittney Woodrum, a Humanitarian Assistance Program graduate student at the University of Denver, scaled all 58 of Colorado State’s 14,000-feet peaks to raise awareness and funding for global disaster relief charity ShelterBox USA. Her mission has raised almost US$85,000, to be used to purchase emergency supplies such as food, water, building materials, mattresses and blankets for families who have lost their homes and are especially affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. During the three-month project, Ms. Woodrum carried the nonprofit’s 6-kilogram green box containing essentials such as water, snacks and clothes, on her back. She remarked that when faced with challenges, including a snowstorm, the greater purpose of helping others through fundraising kept her going. A truly impressive feat, Brittney Woodrum. Heaven bless your kind dedication. Many thanks for your relief aid around the world, ShelterBox USA. May we always support brothers and sisters in times of need, in God’s love.

Coming up, Swedish startup installs vegan food vending machines across the capital. We are going to take some time to appreciate Maqam, a time-honored vocal tradition from Iraq and a UNESCO-recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. More encouraging news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Caring News for a Graceful World.

Vegan food vending machines installed in Sweden.

After successfully installing its first vegan vending machine in Stockholm, Sweden-based startup VEAT Foods, founded in 2019 by Andreas Karlsson, will arrange for at least 10 machines to be put in places such as office buildings and department stores across the capital city by the end of the year. VEAT also plans to expand their locations to public transport, hospitals and universities, as well as introduce the machines to other European capitals in 2021. The delicious, reasonably priced plant-based meals offered at the vending machine, that include wraps, salads, reheatable meals, beverages and snacks, will be prepared daily in VEAT’s kitchen with locally sourced ingredients. The company, which recently secured approximately €500,000 in pre-seed funding, has had their meals created by prominent Swedish chefs, with any unsold food given to charity. Congratulations, VEAT Foods, and thank you for your commitment to making yummy vegan food easier to access. In Divine support, may the diet of benevolence continue expanding worldwide.

France supports the protection of wildlife in Cameroon.

The French government recently donated €990,000 to the 68,200-hectare Deng-Deng National Park in the eastern part of Cameroon. The funds will be used to help the park preserve its rich biodiversity, in particular, the gorilla and chimpanzee residents who have been adversely affected by construction and poaching. A management and sustainable governance system will be created to develop endeavors including overseeing the transparency of income received from water fees of the Lom-Pangar dam-reservoir. Our heartfelt gratitude, France, for your caring spirit and generosity. May conscientious Cameroon be blessed to have great success in your wildlife-preserving efforts.

Let the worries of the world melt away. Join us for the joke of the day entitled, “Fundraising Activity.”

Boy Scouts were out collecting bottles for a fundraising activity. One ambitious but a little bit nervous young man knocked on a door and a sour-faced lady came to the door.

“What do you want, sonny?”

“D-do you have any non-alcoholic beer bottles for the Boy Scouts, M-ma’am?”

“Look here, young man, do I look like the kind of lady who would drink this kind of thing?”

“S-sorry, Ma’am. W-what about vinegar bottles?”

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And now we have a heartline from Peggy in Australia:

Hallo faithful Supreme Master TV team, I am so blessed and forever grateful to be able to watch such an enlightening channel every day. Thank you so much for putting in so much effort every day to make these programs for everybody to watch. I especially adore The Joke of the Day, Heartlines, and Noteworthy News. I am an English student, and I look forward to getting my degree. And thanks to Supreme Master TV, I am doing extra well in my studies. I will mention you on my graduation day. Thank you so sosososososososososososososo (I can't emphasize it any more) MUCH!!!!!! Please send my sweet and thoughtful words to the one and only Supreme Master. I love You so sosososososososososososososo MUCH!!!! I worship You from my heart every morning and every night and every day and every week and every month and every season and every year and every decade and possibly every century. ALL OUR VEGANS UNITE!!!!! ROCKING SIDE BY SIDE!!! WATCH OUR VEGANWORKS!! (my original motto made especially for Supreme Master TV) XXOO THANKS Peggy from Australia

Passionate Peggy, We enjoyed reading your heartline! Thank you for expressing your thoughts so genuinely through your writing! We also love all the programs on Supreme Master Television and especially thank Supreme Master Ching Hai for making the channel possible for all viewers through Her tireless dedication and guidance. Please continue spreading positive energy wherever you go. We wish you much success in all your great future endeavors. May Heavens protect you and the strong people of Australia forevermore, Supreme Master TV team

P.S. Master says: “Enthusiastic Peggy, your words jump off the page with joy. I can feel your love and exuberance. Ask those in your community to pray for World Vegan on Thursdays and Sundays. This is how to help a vegan paradise to be created in your homeland and around the globe. God’s Grace to you and dream-filled Australia.”

We welcome your heartlines, stories and or cute, loving animal clips. Please send them via SupremeMasterTV.com/heartline

It’s been a pleasure to have your company on Noteworthy News. May your life be graced with Heavenly wonders.

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