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The importance of wearing masks to stay protected and safe in these perilous times can never be stated enough! Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik recently created a stunning piece of sand art depicting the correct way to wear a mask and uploaded an image of the same on social media. This creative message received over 2100 likes over 2 days and many appreciative comments along with reposts.READ MORE AT HT
The lockdown has made most of us nostalgic for the no-fuss dive bar where we could have good times with friends and beer. Miller is running a great contest where they will give away a dive bar worth $10,000 to one lucky fun through a contest that ends on Sep 22, 2020. The bar will have Miller tap handles, quirky bar stools, popcorn machine, wood paneling, quirky artwork, and more.READ MORE AT ABT
After encouraging results from the third phase of clinical trials, UAE gave the nod to administering the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers to minimise the risk to them owing to the nature of their work. The trial conducted on 31,000 individuals from 125 nationalities in six weeks demonstrated that the vaccine was safe and effective. In line with this, the health minister received the first round of vaccination to commence the process.READ MORE AT KHALEEJ TIMES
Positive news stories that will put a smile on your face
The Pope has always shared kind words towards the LGBT community, but recently, he made a sweeping statement saying that “God loves your children as they are” and “the church loves your children as they are because they are children of God.” The statement made to the 40 parents of LGBT kids gave them a new perspective and strength to accept and even celebrate their kids.READ MORE AT FATHERLY
A medically retired veteran learned that 22 veterans die by suicide every day in the USA owing to isolation and depression. He set up his own YouTube channel, Bayonet X-Ray, where he plays video games live for 22 minutes at sunrise each morning—representing the 22 veterans that die by suicide each day. He also shares strategies to combat PTSD, shares tips on healthy eating and breathing.READ MORE AT ABT
Kerry Wiles is a scientist on the weekdays and works as a Lyft/Uber driver over the weekends. She discovered that she had breast cancer in 2018 and decided to drive cabs as a way of getting to know people and their stories. She also started using the fares and tips to make sandwiches for the homeless people and has been serving over 100 people every weekend.READ MORE AT TSPAN
As students start resuming school for in-person classes, a 4th Grade teacher decided to get creative and built an outdoor classroom for her batch of 13 students. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that outdoor spaces are less risky for the spread of COVID-19. In that context, she built a 12-sided figure on the school premises with a tented roof, a chalkboard, and canvas chairs with desktops made from outdoor signboards.READ MORE AT GMA
Triumph is a koala who was rescued in 2017 since he was missing a leg and wouldn’t be able to survive in the wild. He would have perished as he wouldn’t climb mountains and more, which is essential for survival. Prosthetic limb makers in the USA have been trying out unique designs for the koala. Triumph may become the first koala in the world to receive a prosthetic limb.READ MORE AT ABC
18-year-old Udit Singhal has been named to the 2020 Class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. He is the founder of Glass2Sand, a zero-waste ecosystem that ensures glass waste is crushed into commercially usable sand instead of being dumped into the landfills of Delhi. He is thrilled that he will influence communities to develop more sustainable lifestyles as a UN representative.READ MORE AT HT
The planet has been on a downward spiral as far as ecological diversity is concerned since the 1970s. However, focused efforts on the UN's BioDiversity program have helped save 48 different species from extinction. These species would have vanished without a trace had it not been for the systematic reintroduction programs, zoo-based conservation, and formal legal protections taking shape since 1993.READ MORE AT RAINFOREST SITE
The founder of Duty-Free Shoppers, Charles Feeney, had the singular goal of donating all his wealth to uplift people and living ‘broke’. At the age of 89, he has donated over USD 8 billion to education, human rights, social change, and many more causes through his foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies. After achieving his goal, he finally shut down the foundation this week while giving out a message that ‘Give while you Live.’READ MORE AT PEOPLE
Researchers have created an air filter that kills 99.8 percent of the COVID-19 virus, with the use of commercially available nickel foam heated to 200 degrees Celsius. This air filter could have considerable applications in airplanes, office builders, schools, cruise ships to help in arresting the spread of this highly contagious virus. Researchers are also proposing a desktop-version of this filter that could purify the air in an office worker’s immediate environment.READ MORE AT NEWS 24 ONLINE
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