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Trump, Mariano Rivera mark Opening Day at White House – Fox News

  1. Trump, Mariano Rivera mark Opening Day at White House  Fox News
  2. Trump to throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium Aug. 15  New York Post
  3. JUST IN: President Trump plays catch at White House  The Hill
  4. Trump plays catch with pitcher Mariano Rivera to mark baseball opening  MSN Money
  5. President Trump says he’ll throw out first pitch at Yankee Stadium in August  USA TODAY
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Young Nigerians Take on Coronavirus Through Innovation

A UNICEF-sponsored competition has sparked ideas from some 80,000 Nigerians on community-based solutions to the coronavirus pandemic.

Twenty-eight-year-old Chukwuma Nwachukwu, who was among the winning entrants, pitched the use of solar panels to create a sustainable water supply system to help combat the virus.

“I started developing the idea as soon as I saw the problem,” he said. “I also did a couple of researches to also understand how this innovation will be beneficial to the community. One thing that really stood out for me is the fact that this solution is reliable. It is cost-effective.”  

The COVID-19 Innovation Challenge, for Nigerians ages 14 to 35, was launched in May and continued for six weeks. Each week, there was a new winner for the best idea or innovation to combat the impact of the new coronavirus in Nigeria’s communities.   

Nwachukwu’s solar pump idea was the winner in the first week of the challenge. 

“Imagine if a community with a population of over 2,000 people has access to clean water,” he said. “This will go a long way in ensuring that people in these communities can easily wash their hands and not transmit the virus.” 

Other young innovators, such as medical student Habiba Erinfolami, created an online community market for buyers and sellers to carry out transactions while limiting exposure to the virus.  

“The reason we are allowing people to only shop from their communities is … we do not want dispatchers to go far away to other communities, thereby exposing themselves,” Erinfolami said. 

The innovations show how young people can contribute positively in difficult times, UNICEF said.  

“Many of us have underestimated the power of the youths in Nigeria. This is evidence that the youth are ready to work and cause a positive change in their families, communities and Nigeria, as well,” said UNICEF’s Kolawole Ladejobi, project coordinator.

An estimated 60 million Nigerians, or about one-third of the country’s population, do not have access to clean and safe water, according to the nonprofit Water Aid.  

At a time when proper handwashing and social distancing measures are key to stopping the spread of COVID-19, the UNICEF effort to foster innovations by people like Nwachukwu and Erinfolami can bring hope to Nigeria’s communities.

What you need to know about COVID-19: CDC issues new guidance stressing reopening of schools – WDSU New Orleans

  1. What you need to know about COVID-19: CDC issues new guidance stressing reopening of schools  WDSU New Orleans
  2. US labs buckle amid testing surge; world virus cases top 15M  MSN Money
  3. The US reported more Covid-19 cases in the last two weeks than it did for all of June  KYMA
  4. For 3rd day in a row, US coronavirus deaths top 1,000  The Mercury News
  5. Virus review: Labs buckle amid testing surge; just 1 in 10 Americans back full school reopening  Bloomington Pantagraph
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The 5 most promising games shown at the Xbox Series X event

Microsoft finally put on its big first-party game showcase today, the E3 replacement show we’ve been waiting for. It certainly didn’t disappoint, insofar as we did see games that will be available for the Xbox Series X when it comes out later this year. That’s a wrap on #XboxGamesShowcase: 🌍 10 World Premieres🚀 22 Console Launch Exclusives🎮 Every game shown will launch in @XboxGamePass or free to play💪The best line up of next-gen games on the world’s most powerful consolehttps://t.co/Ejuef09xNt — Xbox (@Xbox) July 23, 2020 It was good to see so many different games represented on the new console…

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European committee chairs jointly condemn China over Hong Kong – The Guardian

  1. European committee chairs jointly condemn China over Hong Kong  The Guardian
  2. China Fortifies Hong Kong’s Role as Financial Powerhouse  The Wall Street Journal
  3. China blocks UK’s offer of citizenship to Hong Kong residents  The Independent
  4. Why we should invite Hong Kong businesses to move to the United States  The Washington Post
  5. Exclusive: More in Hong Kong Prefer Donald Trump, While Taiwan Leans Toward Biden, Polls Show  Newsweek
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