OGN Tuesday

Updated: Jul 7, 2020

Round up of good news snippets.


  • Wimbledon: Even though this year's tournament has been cancelled, the good news is that the usual profits of around £40m will still be distributed throughout the country via the Lawn Tennis Association courtesy of the fact that the tournament was insured against a global virus such as Covid-19.

  • Kenya: With no date set for religious buildings to reopen, an innovative priest brings his own brand of musical 'balcony' service to apartment complexes by driving up with a loud speaker system and backing singers, to get the service rocking.

  • Good-Loop: An ethical advertising platform that allows brands to spend media dollars and do good at the same time launches in America.

  • Rolling Stoned: Despite a life of hard partying and drug use and a fight with lung cancer, Ronnie Wood just celebrated his 73rd birthday.

  • The Growth of e-Sports: Video-gamers can hold big tournaments without infecting anyone, attracting tens of millions of viewing fans.

  • Zimbabwe: Solar power company Centragrid plans to increase generation capacity to 25 megawatts by October 2021, helping the country chip away at a huge electricity deficit.

  • Deliveroo unveils a 'Table Service' tool that will allow diners to order and pay for food through its app while eating-in at select restaurants, making it easier for restaurants to maintain social distancing guidelines. 

  • US: How a humble Tennessee scientist became a worldwide hero during the coronavirus pandemic. But very few people have ever heard of him.

  • California: Regulators approve new rules that force automakers to sell more electric work trucks and delivery vans, a first-of-its-kind rule aimed at helping the nation’s most populous state clean up its worst-in-the-nation air quality.

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