Archive for February, 2021

Bodhisattva: 5 Ways to Embody Your Soul’s Purpose

February 25th, 2021 By Aletheia Luna Guest writer for Wake Up World Here’s the thing: we need more Bodhisattvas, not Buddhas, in the world. If you’re wanting a spiritual path or philosophy to commit to, I say choose the path of the Bodhisattva. Why? It’s easy to be a buddha sitting in a dissociated state of blissful elevation […]

Johnson & Johnson is safe, FDA says, as third US Covid vaccine passes major hurdle

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has endorsed the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine to receive emergency use authorisation, a critical step to bring a third Covid-19 jab to the United States. In a staff report released on Wednesday, the federal agency found the vaccine to be safe, effective, and able to completely prevent hospitalisations […]

Anger after Amnesty strips Navalny of ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

On Tuesday, spokesman Alexander Artemyev said the human rights organisation had altered its stance after a review of historical speeches that “advocated violence and discrimination”. The NGO would continue to campaign to free the opposition leader, he said, given that he had been persecuted for “political views”. The move is not entirely without precedent, with […]

Open the window of rapprochement cautiously

TEHRAN- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) made an agreement on Feb. 21 on Iran’s parliamentary law in regard to suspending the implementation of the Additional Protocol to the NPT.  Called “Strategic Action to Lift Sanctions and Protect the Interest of Iranian Nation”, the law obligates the […]

Wheel of Fortune host accused of mocking contestant’s speech impediment

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak has been under fire this week online after he was accused of making a joke out of a contestant’s speech impediment in his latest show. The longtime host faced criticism online following an interaction with one contestant named Chris Brimble which occurred during Monday’s episode, reports said. During the […]

Tel Aviv street art aims to raise awareness of ‘chained’ women

“Orly, 41, an agunah for 13 years.” “Rivka, 41, an agunah for 17.5 years.” The black posters with images of a woman’s chained hands and personal details of each agunah — a woman being denied a Jewish writ of divorce by her husband — were plastered around south Tel Aviv on Tuesday by a group […]

Syrian prison guard jailed for torture by German court in landmark ruling

A German court convicted a Syrian regime prison guard of crimes against humanity in a landmark court case which could pave the way for further prosecutions of alleged human rights abusers. Eyad al-Gharib was convicted of being complicit in the torture and murder of opponents of Bashar Assad’s regime inside the notorious Branch 251 detention […]

Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Bill Allowing Fathers to Block Abortions

Tennessee lawmakers introduced a bill on Friday that would allow the father of an unborn child to block a woman from aborting the couple’s child. State Sen. Mark Pody (R) introduced SBO494 in the Senate and Rep. Jerry Sexton (R) presented a companion measure, HB1079, in the Tennessee House. The new law would allow “a person to […]

Harry Shearer quits voicing Black character on ‘The Simpsons’

White actor Harry Shearer is stepping back from voicing the Black Dr. Hibbert on “The Simpsons” after more than 30 years. While some fans are mourning his departure — the latest white actor to think better of playing non-white parts — others are shocked and surprised that Springfield’s favorite medical professional was as white as […]

‘Our forests are sick’: German woodland hit by record damage due to fires and pests, says damning new report

Fires, storms, droughts and bark beetle infestations have damaged German forests so badly that they are now in their worst condition in four decades, the country’s Agriculture Minister Julia Kloeckner said on Wednesday. The country’s 2020 Forest Condition Report of 10,000 trees has revealed that a record 1.7 percent of trees died between 2019 and […]

PODCAST: Daily Briefing, Feb. 24 — Israel’s worst ecological disaster yet?

Welcome to The Times of Israel’s Daily Briefing: Your 15-minute audio update on what’s happening in Israel, the Middle East, and the Jewish world, from Sunday through Thursday. Today’s panel comprises Times of Israel senior analyst Haviv Rettig Gur and our environment reporter Sue Surkes, along with producer Raoul Wootliff in the host’s chair. On […]

Even Rino Romney Admits ‘Trump Would Win in 2024’

RINO Senator Mitt Romney has admitted that Donald Trump would win the 2024 GOP nomination in a landslide if he decided to run again. The anti-Trump Utah senator also admitted that Trump is likely to dominate the Republican Party in the foreseeable future. “He has by far the largest voice and a big impact in […]

Dutch police announce 23 tons of cocaine seized by authorities in record haul

A record-setting 23 tons (16,174 kilos) of cocaine destined for the Netherlands has been seized at ports in Germany and Belgium, Dutch authorities announced after a joint operation involving law enforcement in the three countries. The shipments were seized earlier this month, but the investigation was revealed on Wednesday after police announced they’d arrested a […]

Last Statue Of Former Dictator Francisco Franco Removed In ‘Historic Day’ For Spain

MELILLA, Spain (Reuters) – The last statue of former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco was removed on Tuesday from the city gates of Melilla, a Spanish enclave and autonomous city on the northwest African coast. Without much fanfare, a group of workmen operated a mechanical digger and heavy drills to chip away at the brick platform on which the statue stood, lifted […]

Blinken: US to run for UNHRC seat, abolish anti-Israel bias

 The United States plans to run for a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday as he decried the 47-member body‘s bias against Israel and called for its Agenda Item 7 to be abolished. “I’m pleased to announce the United States will seek election to the Human […]

Biden Caught Illegally Detaining Migrant Children – Media SILENT

The mainstream media is being silent as the Biden administration detains unaccompanied migrant children longer than legally allowed, the head of the Border Patrol union claims. National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd revealed that as of Monday, Border Patrol officials held more than 800 Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) in custody. Despite the legal requirement […]

Democrats Go Full Facist: ‘Cable Companies Must BLOCK, BAN & CENSOR Fox News’

House Democrats have gone full-blown facist by pressuring cable companies, Big Tech, and streaming platforms to block conservative news networks, including Fox News. On Monday, two Democratic lawmakers sent letters to a dozen television broadcasters demanding that they block, ban, and censor Fox News, Newsmax, and One America News Network (OANN). Federal Communications Commission (FCC) […]

Outrage in South Korea after North Korean able to wander around for hours in high-security border area

The incident of a North Korean man, who reportedly defected to South Korea after crossing the heavily guarded border and roamed around unchecked for hours, has sparked outrage in Seoul. The incident took place last week when the man crossed over to South Korea after swimming for several kilometres, a lapse in security the South […]

UK’s Reading and Leeds Festivals to go ahead in summer despite COVID pandemic

The UK’s Reading and Leeds music festivals will go ahead this summer, organisers announced on Wednesday. It comes after the government this week announced a timetable for relaxing coronavirus restrictions. “Following the government’s recent announcement, we can’t wait to get back to the fields this summer. LET’S GO,” the organisers said in a tweet. The […]

Amnesty International revokes Navalny’s ‘prisoner of conscience’ status

Amnesty International no longer considers jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny a “prisoner of conscience” due to past comments he made that qualify as advocacy of hatred, the group said.Amnesty, however, still believes that Navalny should be freed from jail, that he has committed no crime and that he is being persecuted for his campaigning and […]

Blow for smugglers as Hamburg makes Europe’s biggest cocaine seizure

Customs officers in Germany say they have made Europe’s largest-ever seizure of cocaine. They found more than 16 metric tonnes in containers that had arrived from Paraguay, authorities in Hamburg announced on Wednesday. The drugs were discovered on February 12 during a search of five shipments that had been flagged as suspicious. The cocaine was […]

Which vaccine should I choose? Serbia gives citizens choice of four coronavirus jabs

Serbia has raced ahead of the European Union in its coronavirus vaccination drive. Now, it’s the only country in Europe where citizens can freely choose which shot they wish to receive. Around a fifth of the country’s population – 1.4 million people out of 7 million – have received at least one dose of a […]

Rockets against US targets in Iraq seen as Iranian message to Biden

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AFP) — Renewed rocket attacks on US targets in Iraq show Iran-aligned factions are heaping pressure on the government while Tehran may be seeking leverage over America’s new administration, analysts say. Iraq, scarred by years of war and insurgency, has been a strategic battleground for arch-foes the United States and Iran, both allies […]

Van Gogh painting to be shown in public for first time

A painting of a Paris street scene by Vincent Van Gogh is to be shown to the public for the first time, after spending more than a century behind closed doors in the private collection of a French family.The work, painted by Van Gogh in 1887 while he was lodging with his brother Theo in […]

Knesset passes law to give cities info on unvaccinated residents

The Knesset gave final approval on Wednesday to controversial legislation allowing the Health Ministry to give local authorities personal details of residents who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The proposal passed into law in its second and third readings, 30-13, after a Knesset panel amended the legislation so that details of those who […]

UK Government Still Considering Vaccine Passports To Enter Pubs, Restaurants & Other Venues

Pubs could soon be off-limits to anyone who hasn’t had a Covid vaccine. Coronavirus vaccine passports to enter pubs, restaurants and other venues are still under consideration in the UK. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that one of four official investigations will look at whether to introduce ‘Covid status certification’, despite Downing Street insisting for […]

Israel signs agreement to equip German military with Trophy APS

The Defense Ministry and the German Federal Ministry of Defense signed a government-to-government agreement to supply Rafael’s Trophy active protection system to the German military. The system will be used for the German fleet of Leopard 2 tanks, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. It added that the program was led by […]

FDA: Johnson & Johnson’s one-shot COVID-19 vaccine effective, safe and likely to stop spread

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India’s Rihanna and Ganesha Syndrome

You can call it the ‘Rihanna and Ganesha Syndrome’ – the inability of some folks to focus upon the truly divine and get easily distracted by imaginary demonesses. In India this translates into the country’s ruling elite frothing at the mouth about completely trivial issues, while ignoring life and death questions that threaten the very […]

Shorn the sheep: Wild animal sheds 35kg fleece after first haircut in years

For anyone who has endured months of lockdown without a haircut, spare a thought for Baarack the sheep. His fleece had become so overgrown and matted that he could barely see when he was rescued by an animal charity in Australia. Baarack, whose thick coat weighed more than 35kg, was living wild in the state […]

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