Although the Hung King’s commemoration will be observed nationwide tomorrow, April 21, quite a few pilgrims have come to Hung King’ Temple in the northern province of Phu Tho in the days leading to the festival. The Hung King’s commemoration day falls on the tenth day of the third month in the lunar calendar or April 21 this year. However, numerous incense offering rituals had been held in Viet Tri city and some communes and districts of Phu Tho province some days before, from the first day to the seventh day of the third lunar month. As Kinh te & Do thi noted, King Hung's Temple is busiest in the days leading up to King Hung's commemoration day. From very early morning, local pilgrims carried offerings to the top of Nghia Linh mountain- where Hung King’s temple is located- in preparation for the solemn one-in-a-year ritual. Residents are asked to disinfect and wear facemasks before entering the relic … [Read more...] about Offering incense to the death anniversary of King Hung
Former Malaysian leader Mahathir Mohamad delivered a petition to the national palace Tuesday urging the king to revoke a Covid-19 state of emergency, saying it had transformed the country into a "dictatorship". The monarch declared the nationwide emergency in January, on the advice of Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin, in a bid to fight the coronavirus as cases spiralled out of control. But parliament was also suspended, prompting critics to accuse Muhyiddin of using the virus crisis to cling to power after allies in his crisis-wracked ruling coalition deserted him. On Tuesday, 95-year-old Mahathir -- who was prime minister until his government collapsed amid infighting about a year ago -- brought a petition with over 39,000 signatures to the national palace in Kuala Lumpur. The petition, delivered along with other opposition politicians, warned the emergency was damaging the economy, Malaysia's image internationally and democracy. Before heading to the palace, Mahathir warned … [Read more...] about Mahathir urges Malaysia’s king to lift virus emergency
BURGER King is to go green and cut carbon emissions — by encouraging customers to eat fewer beef burgers. Bosses yesterday said they plan to offer high-quality meat alternatives . It aims to cut carbon emissions at its restaurants, depots, offices and on delivery vehicles by 100 per cent by 2030. Burger King is also set to reduce food waste, use more efficient fridges, move to electric vehicles and get all its power from renewable sources like solar and wind. Making a burger emits an estimated 3.1kg of carbon dioxide. The methane from cows is 20 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Most read in Money POT LUCK Martin Lewis explains how workers on low incomes can get a 'hidden' pay rise NOT FINE 6 fines drivers must beware of, including wearing flip flops and unbuckled pets SUMMER SUN Tesco selling rattan garden furniture set £250 cheaper than B&M and The Range ON A … [Read more...] about Burger King launches bid to go green by asking customers to eat fewer beef burgers
The central bank is planning to test the cross-border use of the digital yuan at the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, where it could be used by both domestic users as well as athletes and visitors from overseas. A report earlier showed the Biden administration is increasing its scrutiny of China ’s progress toward the digital yuan amid concern it could kick off a long-term bid to displace the dollar. This has sparked speculations that China is aiming to rival the dollar as the reserve currency of the world. Though China has sought to allay such fears, a digital yuan, along with Cross-Border Interbank Payment System, a rival to SWIFT China introduced in 2015, would make it easier for countries facing US sanctions, including Russia, Iran and Venezuela, to be paid in yuan for oil or other exports. China's view People’s Bank of China Deputy Governor Li Bo said the goal for internationalizing its currency is not to replace the dollar, and the efforts to create a digital … [Read more...] about Can a digital yuan replace dollar as the world’s currency king?
Often the cricket boffins have had heated arguments regarding ‘Mankading’. Some believe that it is against the spirit of the game whereas some feel that a bowler have every right to dismiss the non-striker, who is backing too far ahead and thus it is not against the spirit of the game. Interestingly, Mankading is within the rules of the game and if something is within the rules of the game, how it can be against the spirit of the game? Former Indian fast bowler Venkatesh Prasad minced no words regarding the controversial run-out and stated that calling it against the spirit of the game is a joke. Prasad tweeted a photo in which Mustafizur Rahman overstepped and Dwayne Bravo was backing too far ahead went viral on social media during the Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings match at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on Monday. It was called a no-ball and Rahman was penalised one-run for overstepping. Prasad feels the bowler has every right to run out the batsman, who is backing too … [Read more...] about IPL 2021: Calling it Against The Spirit of The Game is a Joke – Venkatesh Prasad on Mankading