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Archives for July 24, 2021

Cayman: Police investigate armed robbery in George Town

Shortly after 9:15PM yesterday, 23 July, officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at an address on Palm Dale Avenue in George Town. It was reported that a woman had just parked at the location when a vehicle drove in behind her. Two masked men approached the woman’s vehicle, brandishing a firearm and […]

Tokyo 2020’s first medals awarded

24 Jul 2021 –  The first Tokyo 2020 Olympic medals were awarded today. They have been produced using metals from nearly 79,000 tonnes of used phones and other electronic equipment donated by the Japanese public. Awarded, as is traditionally the case, by the IOC President, Thomas Bach, the first gold medal was claimed by Chinese shooter […]

Global artists bring world together in “Imagine” moment during Tokyo 2020 Opening Ceremony

23 Jul 2021 – Global artists Angélique Kidjo, Alejandro Sanz, John Legend, Keith Urban and the Suginami Children’s Choir brought all five continents together in today’s Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Hundreds of millions of people watched an emotional performance of “Imagine”, written by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) […]

Animated film inspired by Olympic values set for worldwide release

23 Jul 2021 – The short animated film “Tomorrow’s Leaves”, which opened the Annecy International Animated Film Festival last month, is all set for a worldwide release on 23 July, the day of the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Commissioned by the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage (OFCH), and produced by the Academy […]

Yusra Mardini and Tachlowini Gabriyesos announced as flagbearers of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team

23 Jul 2021 – The two athletes who will be carrying the Olympic flag on behalf of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team during the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 are swimmer Yusra Mardini and marathon runner Tachlowini Gabriyesos. Mardini, who competed at Rio 2016 as part of the first Refugee Olympic Team, expressed her […]

Hyundai Motor Group Honorary Chairman Mong−Koo Chung inducted into Automotive Hall of Fame at Official Ceremony

Honorary Chairman Chung becomes the first Korean to receive the accolade, industry’s top honor Chung recognized for being driving force behind the Group’s success, and a steadfast champion of the auto industry and the Korean economy Dedication to vehicle quality, global expansion of R&D and manufacturing network have been key to Chung’s approach Hyundai Motor […]

USTMA, The Ray and University of Missouri release findings on benefits of Rubber Modified Asphalt and call for additional research

Rubber modified asphalt is a proven circular solution for scrap tires that provides cost savings, extends pavement life and reduces noise;more research needed to close data gaps WASHINGTON – July 22, 2021 – The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), in partnership with the University of Missouri and The Ray, a nonprofit proving ground for sustainable transportation […]

Mercedes−Benz prepares to go all−electric

All newly launched architectures will be electric-only from 2025 onwards. In 2025 Mercedes-Benz will launch three electric-only architectures. Mercedes-Benz will be ready to go all electric at the end of the decade, where market conditions allow. Mercedes-Benz to install battery cell capacity of more than 200 Gigawatt hours with partners, plans for eight Gigafactories. New […]

All you need to know about Tokyo 2020 sustainability

22 Jul 2021 – From the hydrogen-powered cauldron to medals made from recycled mobile phones, from gender balance to the first official Pride House, the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 are blazing a trail for the future. Here’s everything you need to know about how Tokyo 2020 is helping build a better, more sustainable world […]

Vaccine inequity undermining global economic recovery

New Global Dashboard on COVID-19 Vaccine Equity finds low-income countries would add $38 billion to their GDP forecast for 2021 if they had the same vaccination rate as high-income countries. Global economic recovery at risk if vaccines are not equitably manufactured, scaled up and distributed.   22 July 2021 – COVID-19 vaccine inequity will have a lasting […]