In today’s news, our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai presents the Shining World Compassion Award to charitable American boy, thousands of scientists urge climate measures including shift toward plant-based diet, mood disorders now detectable with a test, Israeli researchers find microplastics floating in the air above the ocean, Caribbean-inspired novel awarded prestigious UK prize, Swedish fashion brand commits to vegan future, and rescued dog in United States saves caregiver’s life.
In Shining World Compassion Award News from the United States …
Owen Colley, a then six-year-old boy from Massachusetts, was saddened to hear of the animals who had been affected by the 2020 bushfires in Australia. As his father is from Sydney, Owen has a connection with the country and even lived there briefly as a toddler. After Owen spoke with his mom and dad, the idea was born to make clay images of the special Australian koala. Young Owen began by offering a clay koala to friends and family in exchange for their donation of at least $50 (in either Australian or US dollars) to Australia’s Wildlife Rescue South Coast (WRSC). The project soon expanded to a website, and the family has since raised over US$297,000. “When there’s a problem, you always can find a way to solve it, and that’s what my family and I did.”
When the caring efforts of Owen and his family came to the attention of Supreme Master Ching Hai, She lovingly presented Owen Colley with “the Shining World Compassion Award plus US$20,000 in Heaven’s mercy, to further this touching, selfless work. May God love you, yours and protect all lives.”
Our Association members in Massachusetts, United States, were pleased to present the Award letter, crystalline plaque, Master’s financial contribution, and Her publications and DVDs to Owen. “Having started with a target of US$5,000, to your surprise close to US$300,000 has been donated, well beyond your expectation. The contributions went to the New South Wales-based, volunteer-operated organization Wildlife Rescue South Coast, which is providing shelters and setting up feeding stations for animal friends left without homes from the fires. You are amazing, Owen Colley! Acting as a torch-bearer on behalf of animals, you have uplifted spirits with your noble actions, uniting fellow like-minded citizens to benefit our fellow co-inhabitants.” Thank You, Supreme Master Ching Hai, for this gift.
Congratulations, Owen and the Colley family! May God continue to bless you and your love for the animals as we pray for a vegan world where all our beautiful co-inhabitants can flourish in safety. For the full presentation of the Shining World Compassion Award to Owen Colley, please tune in to our Shining World Awards program at a later date.
Alliance of World Scientists calls for climate measures including reduced global meat consumption.
“The Climate Emergency: 2020 in Review,” signed by more than 13,700 scientists worldwide, warns that the climate crisis is “accelerating more rapidly” and is threatening “both the biosphere and humanity.” The report calls for six massive-scale transformations involving energy, short-lived air pollutants, nature, food, economy, and population. Notably, the research highlighted that eating more plant-based foods would significantly reduce emissions of greenhouse gases including methane, free up lands for growing human food, and restore degraded ecosystems, while ensuring healthier diets for the world’s populations. To achieve this, the authors proposed a series of policy actions, which include minimizing tillage to maximize soil carbon, reducing livestock subsidies, and supporting the development of meat alternatives. Many thanks, Alliance of World Scientists. For our planet’s survival, may all countries, first and foremost, transition to a vegan food system, in Heaven’s wisdom.
Up next, mood disorders now detectable with a test. We thank the computer software training specialists, who help employees learn how to use computer programs to better run their organizations.
Hallo, vibrant viewers, it’s Anna the vegan Angonoka Tortoise! Do you want to know the secret of my good mood? It’s because I eat only plant foods! Today, I have a baby safety tip for you. Install baby gates to keep your bundle of joy from entering rooms that aren’t baby proofed. If your little one is mobile, place these gates at the bottom and top of the stairs. To protect the baby’s tender hands, you may want to avoid accordion-style gates. You can also consider designs that securely attach to the wall. Thank you and love you so much for Being Veg and Going Green 2 Save the Planet for all of us humans and all co-inhabitants alike. And thanks for tuning in. Now, the weather around the world!
Test has been developed to detect mood disorders.
A first-of-its-kind blood test has been created by researchers that can accurately distinguish the three forms of a protein known as BDNF present in the brain. In particular, the mature form of BDNF is known to protect the brain, while the other two cause harm. The scientists recommended that measurements of the mature BDNF protein that are lower than a certain level could be used to diagnose depression and bipolar disorder. The finding, which was published in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, is a result of a collaboration between scientists at the University of South Australia, the University of Adelaide, also in Australia, and Kunming Medical University in China. Our appreciation, researchers, for this medical advancement. We pray for all to live joy-filled lives on this planet, in Divine love.
Researchers find microplastics in the air above the ocean.
Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have found that the air above seemingly pristine parts of the ocean contains microplastics (defined as smaller than 5 millimeters across). The particles are being transported around the globe via air bubbles on the ocean’s surface or by the wind. A collection inlet was attached to the mast of a sailing boat that took samples of the material in the air. Common plastics such as polyethylene, polystyrene, polypropylene and more were found. The researchers noted that in addition to being a health risk to humans, the microplastic pollution of the planet also presents a great risk to the health of sea animals. Thank you, researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science, for alerting us about the plastic pollutants found even in the air. In Heaven’s support, may we quickly switch to ecologically friendly alternatives that can decompose into natural and safe substances.
Caribbean-based novel wins Britain’s famed Costa Book of the Year Award.
Trinidad-born Dr. Monique Roffey, who now resides in the United Kingdom, was honored with the 2020 Costa Book of the Year Award including a £30,000 prize. Dr. Roffey’s winning novel, “The Mermaid of Black Conch,” is derived from a legend passed down by the Taino Indigenous people of the Caribbean, and tells a mesmerizing tale of a mermaid’s journey from sea to land. Judges described the story as “utterly original” and “a classic in the making.” Starting in 1971, the Costa Book Awards are one of the UK’s most reputable recognitions in literature, created to encourage and honor British writers. A warm congratulations, Dr. Monique Roffey, and thank you, Costa Book Awards, for broadening the world’s awareness of great storytellers. May humanity continue to celebrate the arts, which bring us greater understanding of life and cultures.
Coming up, Swedish fashion brand commits to vegan future. It’s time for us to pray for the humans and animals who have recently been affected by the snowstorms and unprecedented low temperatures. Supreme Master Television will return in just a moment with more valuable news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Loving News for a Smiling World.
Fashion company commits to a vegan future.
Sweden-headquartered sustainable fashion brand nu-in, founded in 2019, produces a range of fashionable clothing that has a low carbon footprint. Although their clothes were already vegan, nu-in has recently made the firm commitment to always be a compassionate company, signing up to be certified by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), a Shining World Compassion Award recipient. Co-founder Stefanie Giesinger stated, “There is no real reason for killing and torturing animals for our own personal gains in food and fashion.” Such gladdening news, Stefanie Giesinger and nu-in, on your ethical stance. In God’s peace, may noble companies around the world join in sending out this message of love toward our animal co-inhabitants.
Rescued canine saves caregiver’s life.
Brian Myers of New Jersey, United States, suffered a stroke while sleeping. When he tried to get up at night to use the bathroom, he fell to the floor. Six-year-old German Shepherd companion Sadie stayed with Mr. Myers, crying and licking his face, thus keeping him conscious. She then heroically pulled her caregiver across the room as he held onto her collar, enabling him to reach his cell phone and call for help. Mr. Myers had adopted Sadie from an animal shelter just a few months before the incident. The grateful man said, “I love her more than I can express. She was there for me in my time of crisis and she knew instinctively what to do somehow.” Bravo, Sadie, for your fast, intelligent and life-saving actions! In Divine light, we pray for Mr. Myer’s speedy recovery and for all our animal friends waiting in shelters to soon find a loving home. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gladly present the Shining World Hero Award to Sadie, plus US$2,000 for vegan treats, with big hugs, praises and a lot of love. May you and your caregiver both be blessed and well in Heaven’s embrace.”
Ready to turn that frown upside down? Let’s hear the joke of the day entitled, “In a Process.”
While visiting a friend, Jimmy readily asked:
"Can I have coffee?"
"I thought you quit, Jimmy!"
"I’m in the process of quitting. Right now, I am in the middle of phase one."
"What’s phase one?"
"I’ve quit buying!"
And now we have a heartline from Dineo in Âu Lạc, also known as Vietnam:
Dear Master, I would like to respectfully bow to Master in gratefulness to You. You gave me many wonderful experiences while I am working for Supreme Master Television. I shed tears of repentance when I couldn’t do a good job for the work which You bestowed on me. But above all, there were tears of eternal happiness when I was bathing in the true Love of God. Thank You for giving me an opportunity to selflessly serve Supreme Master Television, along with thousands of Your disciples in the world! I vow to be Your good disciple. May Heavens protect and bless You with good health. May all the citizens in the world have the opportunity to watch Supreme Master Television. Dineo from Âu Lạc (Vietnam)
Humble Dineo, Thank you for expressing the gratitude felt in your work for Supreme Master Television.
Master has a message for you: “Hard-working Dineo, I send you my Love and thanks for displaying such dedication and discipline in your work for our beautiful planet and Earth’s many different co-inhabitants. Know that I am always grateful to have the most diligent, creative, and loving team of workers on Earth. Buddha bless you and all the Supreme Master Television workers. May the Heavens rain prosperity and peace on the tender-hearted Aulacese people and the beautiful country of Âu Lạc (Vietnam).”
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