In today’s news, Japan contributes to reconstruction and peacebuilding initiative for Iraq, new study shows global warming behind Europe’s severe winters, New Zealand seeking to be smoke-free by 2025, rice farmers share fields with migratory birds in California, USA, thousands of animals rescued by small charity in India, Canadian survey finds vegan diet good for cats, and disabled baby alpaca in Germany walks using wheelchair.
Japan donates to peacebuilding and reconstruction project in Iraq.
A Shining World Leadership Award laureate for Compassion, Animal Protection and Generosity, Japan has contributed US$3.5 million to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to encourage conflict-displaced residents of Sinjar, Ninewa Governorate to return. The funds will be used for the repair and rebuilding of houses damaged by strife as well as the rehabilitation of water, hygiene and sanitation facilities. Additionally, the money will be utilized for job training and creation for young people. Japan has been a steadfast supporter for Iraq’s reconstruction and has donated over US$500 million in humanitarian assistance since 2014. The United Nations is a laureate of the Shining World Leadership Award for Humanitarianism and two Shining World Leadership for Lives-Saving-Hero Awards. Our sincere accolades, UN-Habitat and Japan, for your compassion and dedicated efforts to improve the living conditions for Iraq’s peace-loving people. May all our Iraqi brothers and sisters enjoy stability, serenity and joy, in Allah’s infinite blessings.
Climate change driving Europe’s extreme winter weather.
Oulu University, Finland scientists and an international team of researchers have released a study explaining how a warming climate created the intense cold and snow in Europe during a February 2018 weather event dubbed the “Beast of the East.” In previous centuries, and even 40 years ago, the Arctic’s Barents Sea was covered in ice in winter. Now, much of the sea ice has melted, and the water that evaporates into the atmosphere later falls as snow. The team calculated that 140 gigatons of water evaporated from the Barents Sea and made up 88% of the storm’s snowfall. They warn of more such severe winter events, if warming continues. Our genuine appreciation, Oulu University scientists and others, for your work that shows the immediate need to heal our precious planet. May we do all we can, starting by adopting the blessed vegan lifestyle, in Divine radiance.
Up next, New Zealand seeking to be smoke-free by 2025. We’ll just pause to thank the kitchen and bath designers that provide design consultations for remodeling old spaces or designing new ones. We’ll be right back, with more conscientious news on Supreme Master Television.
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New Zealand plans to be smoke-free by 2025.
The nation is currently working on the Smokefree Aotearoa (the Māori name for New Zealand) 2025 Action Plan, which would gradually increase the legal smoking age and then outlaw tobacco sales to anyone born after 2004. Decreasing the amount of nicotine in tobacco, restricting where cigarettes will be sold, and a minimum price for tobacco products would also be established. Through such strong proposed measures, the country hopes to prevent the demise of 4,500 citizens who succumb annually to tobacco-related health issues. New Zealand is a recipient of Shining World Leadership Awards for Compassion and Peace, and a laureate of two Shining World Leadership Awards for Climate-Change Mitigation, and Shining World Leadership Awards for Earth Conservation, Earth Protection, Earth Guardian, and Earth Restoration. Kudos, New Zealand, for your endeavor to protect your citizens by becoming a smoke-free nation. In the love of the Providence, may your plan soon become law, thus furthering your kind people’s health and happiness.
California, USA program facilitates sharing of rice fields with birds.
Environmental non-profits Audubon California, Point Blue, and The Nature Conservancy in the United States formed a group called the Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP), to revive wildlife habitat areas that have been turned into farmlands. In California’s Central Valley, 95% of the region’s wetlands have been converted to agricultural fields. Migratory birds can still use the land through MBCP’s BirdReturns program, which was successfully launched in 2012. The initiative pays rice farmers to flood their fields in the offseason, thus providing a food source and shelter to our feathered friends. In turn, the birds fertilize and aerate the ground. Such a loving endeavor, Migratory Bird Conservation Partnership, to encourage the sharing of farmlands with our gentle avian co-inhabitants. In God’s grace, may your program expand as we increasingly provide loving care to the animals on our planet.
Small Indian animal charity saves thousands of animals.
Based in Ballari, Karnataka, India, Humane World for Animals was founded by Nikitha Iyer in 2012 after a personal encounter with animal cruelty. The non-governmental organization’s (NGO’s) five team members have rescued over 6,000 animals to date – including dogs, cats, cows, pigs, birds and even some wildlife with the assistance of the local forest department. The NGO helps to rehabilitate sick, injured, and abused homeless animals, supports local people who feed the animals, as well as conducts animal welfare awareness programs in schools and colleges. It has also started its own veterinary clinic with nominal service fees, with the profits going towards treating rescued animals. Other focuses include a stray dog birth control project, an anti-rabies vaccination program, in addition to cooperating with the police department to help address animal abuse. Three cheers, Nikitha Iyer and team, for your caring spirit and compassionate work! May all our furry and feathered friends thrive, in Heaven’s infinite blessings. Supreme Master Ching Hai: “Gratefully present the Shining World Compassion Award to Humane World for Animals, plus a US$10,000 contribution to humbly support your caring rescue and rehabilitation work for our vulnerable animal friends. May you and all involved be forever protected in God’s mercy.”
Coming up, survey finds vegan diet good for cats. We’ll pause for a moment to enjoy the poetic singing and heroic epic-storytelling tradition known as Olonkho, a UNESCO-recognized Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, performed by the Yakuts, a Turkic people of the Sakha Republic in Russia. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more thoughtful news. Welcome back to Noteworthy News – Favorable News for a Magnificent World.
Canadian research finds plant-based diet healthy for cats.
A study conducted by the Ontario Veterinary College of the University of Guelph in Canada indicates that cats on a vegan diet had better body condition scores than those felines eating a meat diet. The cats on plant-based diets were also reported to have fewer health issues such as hepatic and gastrointestinal diseases. The study included kittens as young as 4 months to senior cats up to 23 years old. The data came from a survey of 1,320 Canadian and American cat caregivers, who filled out a questionnaire on their companion’s health. Twenty percent of the participants fed their feline friend a vegan diet. Our heartfelt thanks, Ontario Veterinary College researchers, for this valuable information showing that cats can thrive when consuming only a plant-based diet that is nutritionally sound. May all our cute feline friends enjoy robust health, in Celestial splendor.
Kind woman in Germany helps disabled baby alpaca walk for first time.
Ronja Pohn from Frankfurt, Germany, spotted Marie, a physically challenged young alpaca, at a friend’s farm and decided to give her a new life. Marie’s hind legs were severely injured due to a traumatic birth, which her mother sadly did not survive. After bringing the darling friend to the farm where she works, Ms. Pohn then took Marie to a veterinarian who amputated one of her damaged legs. Following that, a custom-made rear-support wheelchair was created, and Marie is now able to move around on her own and socialize with other animals in the barn. Ms. Pohn will get Marie an artificial leg to help her live a more normal life, as soon as she can carry the weight on her back leg. Our gratitude, Ronja Pohn, for your care and efforts. May brave Marie have many more joyous years with her human and animal friends, in Heaven’s immense love.
Let us start and end the day with a happy smile! Join us for a warm laugh with this joke entitled, “Intelligent Life.”
“Do you think there is intelligent life on Mars?”
“Well, you don’t see them spending billions of dollars to come here, do you?”
And now we have a heartline from Bayarma in Mongolia and disciples from the Costa Rica Center:
Dear Master, my best wishes and Happy Birthday! After a long day of working, I came home and said to my 7-year-old nephew that today was Master's Birthday. He said to You: “I love YOU. This painting is a gift to You.” And immediately he drew this painting with the words: Happy Birthday to Master! I am sending his message and painting. My family and I are always grateful for Your Love and protection. May You be always healthy and comfortable. We hope the world will become vegan very soon. Happy Birthday to You, Most Beloved Master. Bayarma from Mongolia
Happy Birthday, our Most Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai! All the Universes celebrate together Your presence on Earth, as we do, by singing songs of glory and joy. From the depths of our souls, we want to express our gratitude for teaching us the Truth and Virtue, leading us to eternal liberation. We hold dear Your protection and immeasurable blessings. You have inspired us by being the very Essence of Compassion. May the Highest Realms shower Their protection upon You. May Your dreams of peace on Earth come true. Your Costa Rican disciples love You and pray for World Vegan, World Peace. Being one in God’s love, Happy Birthday, Beloved Master! Disciples from the Costa Rica Center
Thoughtful Bayarma and disciples from the Costa Rica Center, We thank you for sending your birthday wishes to our Beloved Supreme Master Ching Hai.
Here is what She wanted to share with you all: “Devoted disciples from Mongolia and Costa Rica, my heart is overwhelmed by your touching birthday wishes! A human soul is a friend and a protector to all co-inhabitants, including our loving animals, while on Earth. Being vegan is the only way to save not only the planet’s magnificent scenery but also all of God’s creation that populates it. It is the only way to create long-lasting health, happiness and peace on Earth. May you be active participants in helping World Vegan, World Peace arise as soon as possible so that all can live together in a heavenly paradise. That is my birthday wish. Love, Love, hugs, hugs to you all and the fantastic people of Mongolia and Costa Rica!”
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