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OGN Friday

Collection of good news snippets to conclude the week.

  • Jaguar has submitted a trademark application for EV-Type. No guessing what that's for!

  • Australia: Following Canada, country suspends extradition agreement with Hong Kong in response to new security law.

  • The Far Side returns: After 25 years, Gary Larson embraces digital to bring back the iconic comic strip. OGN looks back, and forward.

  • Moscow: To re-open schools and universities next week.

  • Scotland: Scots to be allowed to meet indoors as lockdown eases further.

  • UK: Farm to Fork - new website that lets people buy food direct from their local farms.

  • US: House of Representatives just passed a measure that provides $22.5 billion over five years to fund replacement of lead service lines, which are the single worst source of lead contamination in drinking water.

  • Dalai Lama: Here are his Top 5 recommendations for enjoying a long, healthy life.

  • Massachusetts: A non-profit organisation is giving away wedding dresses to health care heroines in communities across the country.

  • Umbria: The small village of Castelluccio sits atop a hill overlooking the Piano Grande where fields of lentils and poppies bloom every year, carpeting the landscape with a colorful quilt of blossoming flowers. Enjoy this gorgeous one minute video.

  • Scientists have finally figured out how to pinpoint malicious drone operators like those that shut down London's Gatwick airport a couple of Christmases ago.

  • San Diego: A barista at Starbucks refused to serve a client who wasn’t wearing a protective mask in the coffee shop. After the customer complained on Facebook that he didn’t serve her, a kind stranger decided to set up a GoFundMe page for tips for the young barista. $100,000 later, the shocked barista is thankful to all who donated and said that he will use the money to pursue his dreams.

  • US Supreme Court rules that Trump must handover his tax records. Chief justice John Roberts wrote: “Two hundred years ago, a great jurist of our Court established that no citizen, not even the President, is categorically above the common duty to produce evidence when called upon in a criminal proceeding. We reaffirm that principle today and hold that the President is neither absolutely immune from state criminal subpoenas seeking his private papers nor entitled to a heightened standard of need.”

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