1. MCPS 4-Day Schedule
Montgomery County Public Schools has a 4-day school schedule, with Wednesday being the day Parents have to figure it out. It is hard enough that parents have been grappling with balancing remote work and online school schedules for over a year. Bethesda Magazine has an insightful article from a Parent sharing her Wednesday anxiety.
2. Derek Chauvin Convicted
Justice has finally come for George Floyd. Reuters reports that Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder on Tuesday in the death of George Floyd, The 12-member jury found Chauvin, 45, guilty of all three charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and manslaughter. This is a milestone in the fraught racial history of the United States and a rebuke of law enforcement’s treatment of Black Americans.
3. S.A’s Green Hydrogen Trucks
Long-distance trucking is changing in Africa. Afrik21 reports that An agreement was recently signed between the South African chemical giant Sasol and Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM), the subsidiary of the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota. The aim of the tie-up is to develop green hydrogen for trucking in South Africa.