In today’s news, Uganda receives humanitarian support from Sweden, water discovered on the Moon, Australian state take steps to reduce packaging waste, Norwegian research finds writing by hand enhances cognitive functions, former soldiers employed to remove landmines in Afghanistan, fast-food chain launches vegan chicken burger in United States, and critically endangered dolphin population in Cambodia stable for four years.
Sweden supports food security in Uganda in the wake of COVID-19.
Sweden approves US$4 million of its already committed US$25 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda to be allocated for an emergency cash transfer program. More than 56,000 expectant and nursing women, and children up to the age of two, including refugees, will benefit in the West Nile region. This three-month initiative, which enables the vulnerable recipients to purchase nutritious food, will be carried out through partnerships with the Ugandan government, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). It comes at a vital time during which food access has been made difficult amid the COVID-19 lockdown, flooding, ration decreases and post-harvest food losses. Our heartfelt appreciation, Sweden, for your caring support. Also, much gratitude, United Nations World Food Programme and United Nations Children’s Fund, for your ongoing assistance. May the future be bountiful for the kind people of Uganda and their refugee guests, in Heaven’s upliftment.
Scientists find water on the Moon.
Scientists from the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA’s) Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy have confirmed the existence of water on the Moon in regions that are exposed to sunlight. Previously, it was known that water existed in the permanently shadowed regions; however, it would not be practical to extract due to extremely cold temperatures. The new finding opens the door to the possibility of a lunar base due to the water’s ability to sustain life as well as being a supply of jet fuel and more. It is still unknown if the substance only exists in the uppermost layer of the soil or extends deeper below. By 2024, NASA’s Artemis program plans to send astronauts to the Moon who can potentially test further. Such exciting news, NASA scientists! In God’s grace, may your upcoming mission be safe and successful as we learn more about our serene celestial neighbor.
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Australian state invests in minimizing waste.
The Victorian State Government will invest almost US$400,000 into local organizations and businesses that will work to reduce packaging waste. The initiative will create 52 jobs and save over 5,500 metric tons from going to landfill annually. The Investment Support Grants – Packaging program will be made available to nonprofits, small and medium-sized businesses and social enterprises that will focus on reducing, recovering and reusing materials such as paper, cardboard and plastic. The government will also invest US$1.2 million into 12 projects that will help enhance the collection, storage, and reprocessing of e-waste throughout the state, creating 37 jobs. In addition, 6,600 metric tons of e-plastics will be prevented from going to landfill annually and 13,250 metric tons will be added to e-waste reprocessing capacity each year. Bravo, Victorian State Government, on your forward-thinking work towards a circular, sustainable economy. In the guidance of the Providence, may your investments yield countless benefits for your eco-conscious citizens.
Norwegian study discovers the benefits of traditional handwriting.
Dr. Audrey van der Meer and co-researchers from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology have determined that handwriting activates more regions of the brain than typing on a computer keyboard, and helps with learning and memory. Participants of the study wore a hood that contained 250 electrodes to measure their brain wave activity. It was noted that far more brain activity was induced by writing as opposed to typing due to the multiple senses engaged, such as moving the pen to write the letters on the page, the sound writing makes on the paper, seeing the letters you write, and more. Dr. van der Meer recommended that young children be encouraged to draw and write by hand, particularly at school. Thank you, Dr. Audrey van der Meer and co-researchers, for your fascinating study. In God’s wonder, may we step into the future while remembering to cherish the wisdom of the past.
Former Taliban members remove landmines in Afghanistan.
United Kingdom-based The HALO Trust, the largest and oldest demining non-profit in the world, has hired about 350 ex-Taliban, paying them approximately US$300 a month to clear landmines in their own communities in Afghanistan. A longtime employee of HALO said that they are good workers and know the land well. At least 1,000 of the total 2,400 Afghans employed by the organization had previously been involved with militant groups. Major General James Cowan, CEO of HALO Trust, believes the path to peace in the country is contingent on total land mine removal and meaningful employment for former insurgents. In the last thirty years, HALO has removed 850,000 mines, which has restored land to farmers and safeguarded civilians. We gratefully applaud your noble humanitarian principle in action, The HALO Trust. May Heaven bless you and may the courageous people of Afghanistan prosper in peace, in Divine protection.
Coming up, fast-food chain launches meat-free chicken burger in United States. We’ll spend some time now to enjoy the sunset in all its brilliance and radiance. More cheerful news coming up on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Sharing News for a Prosperous World.
United States fast-food chain introduces its first vegan chicken burger.
Jack in the Box is trialing a meat-free chicken burger named Jack’s Unchicken Sandwich. The new menu item contains a vegan, pea protein-based chicken patty, which was made in collaboration with the Raised & Rooted brand of Tyson Foods. Coated with crispy breading, the plant-based patties are available in regular and spicy sandwich options, and will be sold at designated outlets in Monterey and Salinas in California and in Reno, Nevada. Way to go, Jack in the Box, on your vegan chicken patties. May we see all restaurants offer delectable plant-based items as the vegan diet is embraced worldwide, in Celestial delight.
Endangered dolphin population in Cambodia has stabilized.
The population of the critically endangered Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River of Cambodia has been stable over the last four years, according to the World Wildlife Fund and a Cambodian government department. A census was conducted along the 180-kilometer main channel of the river, which involved photographs of the dolphins that were compared to a database of known individuals. It was estimated with a high certainty that there are 89 of the dolphins living in the river, while the figure was given at 92 in 2017. The government will increase river patrols to ensure ongoing protection for the precious dolphin friends. Our sincere thanks, World Wildlife Fund and Cambodian government, for your monitoring and efforts to safeguard cherished Irrawaddy dolphins. In Buddha’s loving care, may their population flourish as you help them to thrive in peace and security.
It is said an apple a day keeps the doctor away. How about a laugh a day brings happiness your way? Here’s the joke of the day entitled “A Cheer-Up Idea.”
Jake was confiding to his friend Penny:
“I’ve been feeling down lately, so a friend told me I should go to the animal sanctuary for some cheering up. I went today, but not one person would pet me!”
And now we have a heartline from Katharina in Austria:
Dearest Supreme Master Ching Hai and dear Supreme Master TV team, I am so honored that I was chosen for hosting a show for Supreme Master TV. It surely was hard work, but everything on Supreme Master TV is hard work, and you can see the beauty in the programs. Every time I watch, I feel like I'm being blessed, and being a part of it made me feel even more blessed. I am so thankful to have experienced this, and I hope that I will be able to do more hosting. Thank You, Master, for leading me through my life, especially during such a difficult time. I really appreciate it, and I trust You with my whole body and soul. I love You, Master! Thank You so much for everything! Katharina from Austria
Steadfast Katharina, We enjoyed reading your message and are gladdened to hear your hosting work for Supreme Master Television filled your heart with deep insight.
P.S. Master wrote to you: “Pure-hearted Katharina, thank you for your dedication and love. Please be sure to share Supreme Master TV programs with friends and family to spread the joy and pray for our vegan world. May magnificent Austria and all its inhabitants experience God´s presence as you do.”
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