Your mantra for the week: «Today I am ready for all kinds of wonderful surprises.» Although IAMISM is a spiritual path, it is also a course on Happiness for the following reasons: 1) It acknowledges the reality of suffering, but it also recommends antidotes to relieve it. In this methodology, suffering is not a punishment, but a reminder that we've been moving in the wrong direction and, if corrected, the difficulty and anguish are overcome. Try this technique. Adapt, adjust and accept in the meantime and allow the Counselor Within to direct you. 2) In some organized religions, we are directed to examine our conscience to find out what we have done ...Keep on reading: Maybe, to Enrile’s mind, Edsa never happened
VATICAN CITY, Holy See -- The Vatican on Saturday announced an historic accord with China on who appoints bishops in the Communist country, paving the way for rapprochement between the Catholic Church and the world's most populous country. Shortly after the deal was unveiled, Pope Francis recognized seven clergy appointed by Beijing, which has not had ties with the Vatican since 1951. China immediately said it was hopeful of better relations, while Taiwan insisted its ties with the Vatican were safe. There are an estimated 12 million Catholics in China, divided between a government-run association whose clergy are chosen by the Communist Party and an unofficial church which ...Keep on reading: Vatican announces historic deal on bishops with China
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed a «crushing» response after assailants sprayed a crowd with gunfire, shooting dead at least 29 people including women and children Saturday at a military parade near the Iraqi border. The Islamic State (ISIS) jihadist group claimed responsibility for the rare assault in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, while Iranian officials blamed «a foreign regime» backed by the United States. Behrad Ghasemi, a local journalist who witnessed the attack, said shots rang out for 10 to 15 minutes and that at least one of the assailants, armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle, wore the uniform of Iran's Revolutionary Guards force. "First w...Keep on reading: Iran vows ‘crushing response’ after gunmen kill 29 at army parade
VILNIUS, Lithuania --- Pope Francis has acknowledged that his reputation pales a bit compared to St. John Paul II --- at least as far as Poles are concerned. Greeting journalists Saturday en route to Lithuania, Francis was given a book about the former pope by Polish photographer Grzegorz Galazka. Receiving the large book with a beaming John Paul on the cover, Francis quipped: «(Pope John Paul II) was a saint, I am the devil.» Laughing, Galazka immediately corrected him: «No, you are both saints! You are both saints!» Francis' quip appeared to acknowledge that he has his detractors, particularly among conservative Catholics who long for the more doctrinaire papacies of John ...Keep on reading: Pope Francis: ‘I am the devil’ compared to John Paul
HILO, Hawaii --- The Big Island visitors bureau and Hawaii County have launched a campaign that aims to create a more conscientious tourism industry on the Big Island. The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch and county Managing Director Will Okabe presented the new «Pono Pledge» at a Thursday event, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported . The campaign will remind tourists to treat the island and its people with respect. It includes a nine-line mantra affirming that, while people can appreciate the beauty of the island, they will not do so in a way that disrupts the environment and community or endangers people, Birch said. Campaign materials will be f...Keep on reading: Hawaii asks tourists to be respectful
An African-American nominee for the Wisconsin State Assembly told RT that she felt hurt and humiliated after being racially profiled and reported to cops as she was canvassing her electorate in a predominantly white neighborhood. Read Full Article at RT.com
World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua retained his titles with a dramatic 7th round KO of Russian challenger Aleksander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Read Full Article at RT.com
TEHRAN — All museums across Iran will offer free entry on September 27, concurrent with World Tourism Day, Tasnim news agency reported.
TEHRAN — Iran is seeking to inscribe Hyrcanian Forest (also known as Caspian Forest), in northern parts of the country, on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
TEHRAN —While the cabinet of ministers gave approval to a bill on mandating the use of car seats for children under 10 proposed by the traffic police, it is now brought before the Majlis [the Iranian Parliament] for the final approval.
TEHRAN – Tehran Municipality has implemented a scheme offering free fruits to children in some certain markets across the city in a bid to encourage children to healthy diet and improve their nutrition, head of fruits and vegetables organization of the Municipality has said.
TEHRAN – “Jashn-e Shokufeha”, literally meaning “blossoms festival”, was held on Saturday nationwide in elementary schools, which were host to many students who celebrated their first school year.
The show ended with a medley of wartime songs, presented against a video sequence
Anthony Joshua defended WBA, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles knocking out Alexander Povetkin in the seventh round
Iranian state media said that 25 people had been killed in Saturday's attack.
Almost 1 lakh deaths that occur on India’s roads every year are indirectly related to alcohol abuse. Another 30,000 deaths among cancer patients every year can also be traced to use of alcohol, which was long ago declared as Group 1 carcinogen by WHO. Liver cirrhosis is the biggest health problem posed by alcohol use, with 1.4 lakh deaths every year.
«Since we have already completed the evaluation of returning officers for states going to polls later this year, the new testing criteria will be implemented from the general election due next year,» said an EC official.
The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that “laudatory” news reports in which a political leader boasts of his achievements and appeals to the electorate to cast votes in his favour should be treated as paid news, even if there is no documentary evidence to show that money was paid.
Residents of Thellapilli in the Jaffna District have been asked to fund the inauguration ceremony of the presidential mobile service (Janadipathi Nila Mehewara), which was attended by President Maithrripala Sirusena, EPDP MP Douglas Devananda said yesterday.
If a resolution was brought in Parliament to remove IGP Pujith Jayasundara, former President Mahinda Rajapaksa said they would support such a resolution.
KHDA’s qualifications chief says move part of wider measures to improve teacher profile and standards
Spectacular concerts, festivities lined up in show of unity, elation
| Achong Tanjong | IN LIGHT of the recent reports of the discovery of needles and sewing pins in strawberries in Australia, the Department of Agriculture and Agrifood has begun close monitoring of strawberry imports from Australia. The department has initiated investigations into the matter and contacted Australian authorities to get the latest information on […]
| Azlan Othman | BRUNEI Darussalam has gone up in ranks in terms of its people’s life expectancy, standard of living and knowledge status, according to a United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) index published this week. The Sultanate scored 0.853 in its Human Development Index (HDI) for 2017, considered “very-high human development”, according to the […]
HIS Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam has consented to send a message extending his heartfelt congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, His Majesty King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, King of the Kingdom of […]
The Trump administration on Saturday said it would propose making it harder for foreigners living in the United States to qualify for permanent US residency if they have received public benefits such as food aid, public housing or Medicaid.
Overcoming the horror scenario of ghost towns emerging and of entire towns becoming mass housing construction pits is the key challenge for the Government, say two experts at the NUS Institute of Real Estate Studies.
After postponing its planning meeting last week to allow members to prepare for the expected passage of Hurricane Isaac, the executive of the Dominica Amateur Volleyball Association (DAVA) met this week to discuss the upcoming league’s rules, regulations and fixtures....
The building of infrastructure on the atolls of Cosmoledo and Providence are the main objectives set in the development plan of the Islands Development Company (IDC). Further areas of focus include the development of tourism, agriculture and aquaculture. The third plan of the company which covers the years 2018 to 2023 was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers last week. The plan sets out the strategies for the development of the 14 islands and island groups under IDC’s management. ...
AMMONNEWS - A government team led by Deputy Prime Minister Raja'i Mu'asher on Saturday discussed with unionists a draft income tax bill the government has recently announced and aims at enhancing collection and fight tax evasion and dodging.Mu'asher said the government is well aware of the overa