OGN Thursday

Updated: Jul 13, 2020

Today's round up of good news snippets to brighten your day.

  • Great to have Test cricket back as England welcome West Indies for a Test Series. Even if, as our American cousins often observe: what's the point of a match that can take up to 5 days and still end in a draw?

  • India: The country's first vaccine candidate - Covaxin - approved for human trials.

  • Maryland: Shares of obscure biotech firm Novavax soar on news of coronavirus vaccine funding, as US government awarded it $1.6 billion to produce 100 million doses of a covid vaccine.

  • Germany: New concept e-bike shows what electric bikes could look like in the near future and it's pretty damn cool.

  • Chicago: Local community bands together to raise over $60,000 to help a 70 year old popsicle salesman retire.

  • New Zealand: Housing market defies predictions of a slump, with prices up over 7% in June, as thousands of citizens living abroad flock home to the Covid-free nation.

  • Solar panels: the clue is in the name, right? Perhaps not.

  • ‘Million-mile’ EV batteries are near. The positive impact could be massive.

  • US Congress: Opens the door to a commercial rocket launching a NASA mission to deep space, so SpaceX could send NASA to Jupiter's potentially habitable moon, Europa.

  • In good news for common sense, more than 150 writers, academics, lawyers and artists have signed an open letter warning that the spread of “censoriousness” is resulting in “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”.

  • UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, calls on Brits 'to eat out to help out', and offers to pay 50% of the bill - on any Monday to Wednesday during August.

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