In today’s news, World Bank provides financing to assist Grenada, 81 million jobs lost in Asia Pacific due to COVID, international researchers find method that could redirect lightning strikes, United States invests in green hydrogen energy, France shortens citizenship process for frontline workers, new vegan mushroom jerky set to launch in United States, and European bison conservation considered a success.
World Bank assists Grenada in wake of COVID-19.
The World Bank approved a US$25 million, 40-year loan with zero interest and a 10-year grace period to assist Grenada in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the number of coronavirus cases has not been high compared with many other countries, Grenada’s economy has been impacted severely. This timely loan, financed from the Internatonal Development Association, is expected to help with enhancing the country’s health systems and safeguarding people’s livelihoods in industries including tourism, agriculture, and small businesses. It will also improve the country’s debt transparency, fiscal management, and climate resilience. Thank you, World Bank and International Development Association, for your assistance. May the gracious people of beautiful Grenada thrive in wellness and happiness, in God’s loving attention.
Massive unemployment in Asia Pacific is reported due to COVID-19.
The United Nations International Labour Organization recently estimated that 81 million people lost their jobs throughout the Asia Pacific region due to COVID-19 in 2020. The largest decline in employment occurred in South Asia, affecting almost 50 million people. Wages were also significantly affected, with 22 to 25.4 million additional people who could now be classified as “working poor,” or surviving on less than US$1.90 per day. The report stated the importance of support measures for those most in need. Thank you, International Labour Organization, for this reminder about the economic and social effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, not only in this region but also throughout the world. We pray that Heaven will bless our sisters and brothers who are facing hardship, and that we may all quickly be vegan to stop the pandemic’s adverse impacts at the root cause.
Up next on Noteworthy News, international researchers find method that could redirect lightning strikes. We’ll just take a little time to thank the agricultural and food scientists, who are playing a crucial role in finding ways to expand our organic plant-based foods supply. Please stay tuned to Supreme Master Television for more meaningful news.
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Scientists develop method that could control lightning.
A team of international researchers have found a potential way to “short-circuit” storm clouds, suggesting that the technique could be used to guide lightning and prevent it from striking forests, buildings or infrastructure. The lab tests involved a low-powered, hollow laser beam, which is bright on the edges and dark in the middle. When it is shone into the air, particles are heated up, which then causes a controlled electrical discharge into a predetermined, safe region. The team believes that in the future, the same technology could also have medical applications such as in non-invasive surgery. The study has been published in the journal Nature Communications. Our appreciation, global researchers, for your ingenious findings. May your ongoing study yield positive results that could help protect people, animals and nature, in Celestial blessings.
United States, a Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion laureate, provides funding for green hydrogen.
As part of a US$128 million allocation to sustainable transportation, research and development, the US Department of Energy announced US$33 million in funding for the further advancement of green hydrogen technology. The liquefied gas can be used to power next generation vehicles and trucks that have no emissions apart from water. Most of the funds will be distributed to projects covering areas such as enhancing the performance of high-temperature electrolysis, domestic manufacturing of related components, improving processes of waste and biomass conversion into hydrogen, and fuel cells to be used in heavy trucks. Way to go, United States Department of Energy, on your wise investment. We look forward to the mass adoption of zero-emissions power within the development of eco-friendly economies.
France shortens citizenship process for frontline COVID-19 workers.
France is expressing its gratitude to migrant workers risking their safety in the face of the relentless pandemic, by granting them citizenship through a process that shortens residency requirements from five to two years. These individuals, who are considered to have rendered valuable service, include professionals in the healthcare sector as well as cleaners and retail workers. Since the announcement of this initiative in late 2020, over 70 people have been granted French citizenship, approximately 700 are in the final stage of the process, and almost 2,900 people have applied. The United Nations World Health Organization has found that migrant workers have been contributing greatly to their host countries during the pandemic. Thank you, the wise French government, for recognizing the migrants’ significant and brave assistance. May all fellow citizens of the world be appreciated and help one another, in Heaven’s boundless love.
Coming up, new vegan mushroom jerky set to launch in the United States. We now pause to pray for our fellow human brothers and sisters who are under lockdown, that God may sustain their mental and overall wellbeing during this time. We’ll be right back with more encouraging news here on Supreme Master Television. Welcome back to Noteworthy News - Helping News for a United World.
New vegan jerky is made from mushrooms.
Eat the Change, a plant-based food company based in Maryland, United States, is set to launch its new mushroom jerky across retailers all over the country. The animal-free snack will come in five tantalizing flavors: Sea Salt and Cracked Pepper, Hickory Smokehouse, Maple Mustard, Teriyaki Ginger, and Habanero BBQ. A local family farm provides the main ingredients of organic portobello and crimini mushrooms, including stems that would otherwise be discarded. According to Eat the Change, mushrooms are one of the most sustainable crops produced in the United States. The company was founded by Seth Goldman, who is also chairman of the board of the major US-headquartered vegan company Beyond Meat, and celebrity chef Spike Mendelsohn, whose goal is to create nutritious snacks that are also kind to the planet. Bravo, Eat the Change, for your noble endeavor! In the grace of the Providence, may we soon live in a plentiful vegan world.
European bison is no longer classified as “vulnerable.”
The European bison population, which amounted to only 50 individuals a century ago due to hunting, has recently totaled over 6,200 individuals across 47 free-ranging herds in Poland, the Netherlands, Russia, Belarus, the Baltics, Ukraine, Bulgaria, and Romania. In addition to collaborative conservation efforts across Europe, countries such as the United Kingdom and Romania even reintroduced the herbivorous giants in places because of the great benefits the grazing mammal brings to ecosystems. For example, their constant digging, foraging, and scuffing of the forest floor revitalizes living environments in different ways for plants, insects, birds and other mammals. Our joyful gratitude, Europe, for these successful recovery efforts. May the gentle bison continue to bless and flourish in their natural habitats, in Divine protection.
Here’s a daily dose of pleasantry to lift your spirits… It’s entitled “A Natural Phenomenon.”
A man went to the psychiatrist because he had a fear of thunder.
“Doc, I don’t know what to do...”
“That’s ridiculous. Thunder is a natural phenomenon – nothing to be afraid of. Whenever you hear thunder, do like I do: Put your head under the pillow, squeeze your eyes shut, and it will go away.”
And now we have a heartline from Ghatreh in Iran:
Dearest Ultimate Master, Some months back, I wanted to ask, if, with Your permission, I am allowed to translate for Supreme Master TV again. But that wasn’t possible under any circumstances. I received continuous messages from You via TV and in my heart saying: “It’s not the right time now.” And I understood the meaning of Your messages after three months when my beloved vegan dad, who wasn’t an initiate, but knew himself as Your disciple and believed in You sincerely, broke his pelvis. Like a candle, day by day, he was melting away, and after one month, he left his body. In that one month that I had to take care of him, although I couldn’t meditate properly, I got energy from Your Supreme Master TV that was always on during that time. I always thought differently about my parent’s death. And although some months back I had this dream about my father’s passing away, I ignored it, and couldn’t believe it would happen so soon. I always thought I would be with him when he was ready to leave his body, but it didn’t happen that way. And at the end of all these things, I have learned to surrender. But when he left his body, it was like the time when I lost my Indian Guru in India. My whole being was filled with pure love instead of sorrow. I always wondered how I could tolerate the leaving of my parents. But Your presence, Your compassion and Your pure love suddenly filled our home. Even my vegan mum can feel this pure love and joy that comes from You. Five days before my dad’s departure, my beloved cockatiel, who was really a part of me, flew away, and that night my mum saw that he was in Your arms. Dearest Tim Qo Tu, I thank You from the bottom of my heart for all of Your sacrifices for Your Supreme Master TV and for all the angels around You who create and air such celestial and uplifting programs for Earth and the Cosmos. I thank You for all Your unconditional love that You give wholeheartedly to all beings and also for uplifting all souls. From now on, I hope I deserve to be called Your disciple and fulfill whatever You tell my heart in a manner that befits Your greatness. Although my only wish is seeing You and serving You, if it doesn’t happen, I’m sure I’ll be forever with You in a much better place, in the New Realm. Your truly loving and surrendered disciple, Ghatreh from Iran
Treasured Ghatreh, Master has a message for you: “Loving Ghatreh, my sympathies for the loss of your beloved father. Be assured that he now rests blissfully in Heavenly peace. Remember that Master is always with you; we are never separated. Continue your diligent spiritual practice so you may have a deeper realization of this Truth. I will always hold you, your loved ones, and the intelligent Iranian people close in my heart. May Allah abundantly bless time-honored Iran with serenity and good fortune.”
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