Morning Special (2019. Sep. 22. Sun.)
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▶What Happened In The World
A grandmother in the US state of Montana slows traffic using a hair dryer.
After an elementary school student is bullied for a homemade t-shirt, University of Tennessee makes it into an official shirt.
An Italian company presents a new concept juice bar producing 3D printed cups made out of orange peels on the spot.
After 3 years, the world’s longest Viking bridge in Denmark is finished.
A 10-year-old boy in China gains 15kg in three months to save his father’s life.
▶In The Spotlight 1
Peter Tabichi, the 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, continues to raise his profile on the international stage. Mr. Tabichi gave a special address prior to the start of the United Nations General Assembly becoming the first Kenyan teacher to ever do so. Mr. Tabichi also had a meeting with US President Donald Trump in the Oval Office ahead of his special address. Since winning the $1 million Global Teacher Prize, Mr. Tabichi has travelled the world and worked with charitable organizations to tell his inspiring story and to highlight the importance of improved education for underprivileged children worldwide.
▶In The Spotlight 2
American businesswoman Kim Pegula visited Seoul, the city she was born in, for the first time in 45 years this week in order to watch her daughter, a pro tennis player, compete in a tournament. Kim Pegula’s life has been a true rags-to-riches story. She was abandoned on the streets of Seoul by her biological parents when she was five years old. She then spent time in an orphanage before being adopted by a family in the United States. Pegula grew up in Upstate New York and married businessman Terry Pegula in 1993. After selling his oil and gas company in 2010 for $4.7 billion, the couple ventured into the world of pro sports. Terry and Kim Pegula are now co-owners of two major league sports franchises.
▶In The Spotlight 3
Charlie Cole, the American photographer who took the famous “Tank Man” photograph from Tiananmen Square in 1989 has passed at the age of 64.
Cole’s iconic image was printed on front pages across the world for months following the massacre, and came to symbolize the conflict between Chinese citizens and the military. For decades, the Chinese government has tried to erase the memory of the event by removing all references to it in local media and school textbooks. However, Cole’s photo has stood the test of time and remains a vivid reminder to the rest of the world.