Hall of FameHall of Fame  Active TopicsActive Topics  Display List of Forum MembersMemberlist  Search The ForumSearch  HelpHelp  chatChat
  RegisterRegister  LoginLogin
Current Events
 Whyislam.org Forums : General : Current Events
Message Icon Topic: Uplifting News From Around the World Post Reply Post New Topic
<< Prev Page  of 28 Next >>
Author Message
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 27 November 2018 at 3:59am
Malmö Mosque Provides Food, Clothing to Homeless

MALMÖ, Sweden – The Malmö mosque, the second oldest mosque in Sweden, has provided food and clothing to the homeless, offering them a much-needed help in winter’s cold days, World Bulletin reported.

The Malmö mosque serves food with good portions and no one is left out, said Eva, a member of the mosque.

“Out on the street, you are made to feel alone and invisible, but here they talk to you and want to get to know you, not because you are homeless but because you are a human being with feelings and emotions,” she added...

http://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/europe/malmo-mosque-provides-food-clothing-homeless/


Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 29 November 2018 at 4:40am
Bus driver buys homeless rider dinner, lets him stay on warm bus all night

On a recent chilly night in Wisconsin, a Milwaukee bus driver extended an act of kindness to a homeless rider — and it was all caught on camera. Now, that gesture is being heralded as humanity at its best.

Natalie Barnes was driving her usual route when a man named Richard, who boards her bus about once a month, got on and told her that he had just lost his home.

"I've been out on the streets for a week," he said. "I am officially homeless."

"Why? What happened?" Natalie exclaimed.

"My house was condemned," he explained.

Natalie offered to buy him dinner, but when the proud man refused, she pivoted — offering, instead, a place where Richard could stay safe and warm for the night.

"Well, I'm on this bus 'til 2:44," she can be heard saying. "You want to stay with me then?"...

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/bus-driver-buys-homeless-rider-dinner-let-him-stay-on-warm-bus-for-her-whole-shift/



Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 07 December 2018 at 5:28am
The World's Largest Ocean Cleanup Has Officially Begun

Ambitious dreams have now become a reality as the Ocean Cleanup deploys its $20 million system designed to clean up the 1.8 trillion pieces of trash floating in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. Check out another Forbes piece on how Ocean Cleanup aims to reuse and recycle the ocean plastic.

The floating boom system was deployed on Saturday from San Francisco Bay and will undergo several weeks of testing before being hauled into action. The system was designed by the nonprofit Ocean Cleanup, which was founded in 2013 by 18-year-old Dutch inventor Boyan Slat. Their mission is to develop "advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic."...

https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/09/10/the-worlds-largest-ocean-cleanup-has-officially-begun/



Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 09 December 2018 at 4:14am
Japanese cafe uses robots controlled by paralysed people

A cafe staffed by robot waiters controlled remotely by paralysed people has opened in Tokyo, Japan.

A total of 10 people with a variety of conditions that restrict their movement have helped control robots in the Dawn Ver cafe.

The robot's controllers earned 1,000 yen (£7) per hour - the standard rate of pay for waiting staff in Japan.

It is hoped the project will give more independence to people with disabilities...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-46466531


Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 12 December 2018 at 3:33am
Stranger gives his first-class seat to mom flying with a sick baby

A baby with an oxygen machine enjoyed the perks of a first-class flight to Philadelphia, thanks to the kindness of a traveler who gave up his seat.

Kelsey Zwick and her 11-month-old daughter Lucy were flying from Orlando to Philly, where the preemie twin receives treatment for a chronic lung disease, when an American Airlines flight attendant told the mom that a man at the front of the plane had asked to switch seats with them...





Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 13 December 2018 at 5:29am
Scottish wind power smashes 100% production threshold

Scottish wind power produced more than 100% of the threshold for the first time, generating enough energy to power 6 million homes.

The National Grid energy requirement for November saw both on and offshore wind produce more than the required demand on 20 of 30 days.

Powering 109% of the total energy requirement, the new figures set a new record for wind generation in Scotland.

Gina Hanrahan, head of policy at WWF Scotland said: “Wind power breaking through the magic 100% threshold is truly momentous...



Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 18 December 2018 at 2:55am
Burnout, stress lead more companies to try a four-day work week

BERLIN (Reuters) - Work four days a week, but get paid for five?

It sounds too good to be true, but companies around the world that have cut their work week have found that it leads to higher productivity, more motivated staff and less burnout.

“It is much healthier and we do a better job if we’re not working crazy hours,” said Jan Schulz-Hofen, founder of Berlin-based project management software company Planio, who introduced a four-day week to the company’s 10-member staff earlier this year.

In New Zealand, insurance company Perpetual Guardian reported a fall in stress and a jump in staff engagement after it tested a 32-hour week earlier this year.

Even in Japan, the government is encouraging companies to allow Monday mornings off, although other schemes in the workaholic country to persuade employees to take it easy have had little effect.

Britain’s Trades Union Congress (TUC) is pushing for the whole country to move to a four-day week by the end of the century, a drive supported by the opposition Labour party...

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-world-work-fourdayweek/burnout-stress-lead-more-companies-to-try-a-four-day-work-week-idUSKBN1OG0GY


Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 19 December 2018 at 8:45am
Jackets left on lampposts in Inverness for homeless

Winter jackets have been left buttoned and zipped round lampposts in Inverness along with a note inviting any finders in need of a coat to take it.

The coat-clad posts in the city centre mystified some passers-by.

The items were clothing were left for homeless people by Serenity, a peer support mental health drop-in centre.

A spokeswoman said: "We wanted to share the message that never take life for granted and one random act of kindness can change someone's day."

The charity had made an earlier public appeal for donations of jackets...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46618602


Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 22 December 2018 at 3:41am
Woman who fled wildfire returns to find lost dog waiting by burned home

Andrea Gaylord thought all hope was lost when she was forced to leave her two dogs behind while fleeing the Camp Fire.

Returning home a month later, she made an astonishing discovery...



Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 26 December 2018 at 2:30am
Meet Irish Muslim Women Helping Homeless

GLASGOW – Helping homeless and correcting misconceptions about their faith, a group of Irish Muslim women took to the streets on Christmas Eve, to allow charity workers to celebrate the seasons with their families.

“We don’t celebrate Christmas,” Lorraine O’Connor explained, Extra.ie reported.

“Even though Fr [Peter] McVerry, the Capuchins, they all do dinners on Christmas Day, but still you will always find rough sleepers and it’s just to make sure that everybody is covered. It doesn’t affect us because it’s just an ordinary day for us.”

O’Connor is the chairperson of the Muslim Women of Éire group. Gathering on Monday, December 24, they helped dispense 100 survival bags to homeless men and women to make their Christmas night a little easier...

http://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/europe/meet-irish-muslim-women-helping-homeless/


Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Al-Cordoby  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Moderator
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 27702
Forum Rating: 159
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Al-Cordoby Replybullet Posted: 10 January 2019 at 3:51am
This Muslim Widow Turns Her Home to Cancer Patients Shelter

RABAT – A 72-year-old Moroccan Muslim widow has turned her house to a shelter for cancer patients after realizing how many people were forced to abandon outpatient treatment because of the expense of reaching the city and finding lodgings, Ilmfeed reported on Wednesday.

Losing her husband to cancer in 2009, Khadija Ayad al-Qorti founded the Jannat Association to provide vital help and support to those living with cancer as well as their families.

She cares for 15 women in her home, and rents a flat nearby to house a further 15.

“We could not find anyone doing what the people in this association are doing for us. Even our relatives could not take care of us because we are poor,” Hassania Khayati, 45, who has breast cancer, told Reuters...

http://aboutislam.net/muslim-issues/africa/muslim-widow-turns-home-cancer-patients-shelter/


Think Win-Win for a better world for all...

My Blog
Muslim Heritage

No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Win-Win  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 713
Forum Rating: 0
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Win-Win Replybullet Posted: 29 January 2019 at 3:21am
The Malaysian government has started providing free healthcare insurance for the country's poorest 40%

The Finance Ministry announced today a free national health scheme for the country’s bottom 40 percentile (B40) wage earners from January 1, 2019.

The B40 National Protection Scheme also offers medical insurance and takaful protection for qualified recipients from 36 critical illnesses, with payments up to RM8,000...



No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Win-Win  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 713
Forum Rating: 0
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Win-Win Replybullet Posted: 31 January 2019 at 3:18am
Barack Obama's former chef to use $250,000 lottery winnings to feed the homeless

Not every lottery winner spends their money on fancy cars and houses.

Many would consider chef Roberto Mendoza a lucky man. But after winning a six-figure lottery prize, he will now be paying his good fortune forward.

The chef, who was born in El Salvador, has cooked for former presidents Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George Bush and international royalty. More recently, he even cooked for President Donald Trump...

https://www.today.com/today/amp/tdna147483


No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
Win-Win  
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Religion: Islam(Muslim)
Posts: 713
Forum Rating: 0
Rating: 0 of 0 votes Quote Win-Win Replybullet Posted: 01 February 2019 at 3:01am
A true hero’: Good Samaritan puts up dozens of Chicago’s homeless in hotel amid record-low temperatures

In one of Chicago’s homeless encampments, a haphazard collection of tents and flimsy dwellings made of tarps and blankets are scattered among barren trees. Nearby, stuffed garbage bags and beat-up cardboard boxes are strewn about in piles on the snow-covered ground.

This tent city adjacent to the bustling Dan Ryan Expressway is where dozens hunkered down to ride out a deadly cold snap that has sent temperatures across the Midwest plummeting to historic lows this week. With temperatures in Chicago continuing to drop, reaching minus-24 Wednesday morning, the city and welfare organizations have been working to keep the homeless population safe, Jacqueline Rachev, a Salvation Army spokeswoman, told The Washington Post in a phone interview late Wednesday.

But on Wednesday, the second-coldest day in Chicago’s history, one Good Samaritan went beyond donating clothes or blankets — the unnamed person offered to put up about 70 homeless people in a hotel on the city’s South Side, the Chicago Tribune first reported...


https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/31/true-hero-good-samaritan-puts-up-dozens-chicagos-homeless-hotel-amid-record-low-temperatures/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.8fe2e15ab03d


No Guest-Voting   IP IP Logged
<< Prev Page  of 28 Next >>
Post Reply Post New Topic
Printable version Printable version

Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Bulletin Board Software by Web Wiz Forums version 8.03
Copyright ©2001-2006 Web Wiz Guide
Disclaimer
The opinions expressed by members of the Whyislam Forum do not necessarily reflect the beliefs of the Whyislam Team, or any of its subsidiaries, or parent organizations.