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How Olympic medals are recycled from old smartphones and laptops

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In an effort to produce Olympic medals for the Tokyo 2020 Games, the organizers launched a campaign spanning more than two years to ask the public to donate used electronic devices.

According to Deutsche Welle, 90% of cities, towns and villages in Japan have participated by opening thousands of collection points for used electronic equipment from smartphones, laptops, and digital cameras to handheld game consoles.

These seemingly discarded devices will then be transferred to telecommunications service provider NTT DoCoMo.

After 18 months, the campaign received 47,488 devices.

The goal of the campaign is to produce 5,000 medals for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

14 months since launching the campaign, they have reached the target of 2,700 kg of copper.

By the end of the campaign in March 2019, donations had brought in 28.4 kg of gold (93.7% of the 30.3 kg target), 3,500 kg of silver (85.4% vs 4,100) expected kilograms).

When athletes step onto the podium with a slight bow, their medals placed around their necks, they will be delighted to have made it to the Top 3. As for the people behind the Tokyo Medal Project their joy.

For the Japanese people, the project offers a unique opportunity to be a part of the Olympics.

Olympic gold medalist Kohei Uchimura was one of those who helped launch the campaign four years ago.

He believes that producing medals by recycling helps people avoid wasting electronics, and at the same time sends a message of environmental protection to the next generation.

This is the first Olympic and Paralympic Games to feature all medals made from recycled materials, but the idea of ​​producing recycled medals has been around for a long time.

The 2016 Rio Olympics held in Brazil also used 30% sterling silver extracted from old car parts, mirrors and X-ray plates to create the medals.

Looking forward to the Paris Olympics in 2024, where social change and environmental improvement are among the key themes, there is high hope that the Tokyo 2020 Medal Project will set a precedent.

A sad record is that 53.6 million tons of e-waste are floating around the globe, equivalent to 7.3 kg of e-waste per person.

This is equivalent to 350 cruise ships of the same size.

Queen Mary 2 ship, manufactured in 2019.

According to the United Nations, the recorded data shows that e-waste has become the fastest-growing domestic waste stream in the world.

E-waste has increased by more than a fifth over the past five years as people around the world demand more electronics, which have a short lifespan and are difficult to repair.

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

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Ronaldo Asks Man Utd board to Replace Solskjaer with Zidane

According to El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo has advised Manchester United’s board to replace Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with Zinedine Zidane.

Following a 4-2 loss to Leicester City on Saturday, Solskjaer has been under greater scrutiny.

The Red Devils have lost three matches in the Premier League.

United’s leadership is said to have given Solskjaer their full support, believing the 48-year-old would enhance the team’s performance.

Senior officials at Old Trafford, on the other hand, are weighing their alternatives and have identified him as a viable contender, based on Ronaldo’s proposal.

According to the report, Zidane has met with United’s management, but he is interested in succeeding Didier Deschamps as France’s new head coach.

It’s also been reported that Zidane was approached by both PSG and Newcastle United, but the former Real Madrid manager declined both offers.

 

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker

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Tinubu will be a presidential candidate for the APC, according to a lawmaker.

Hon Gbolahan Yishawu, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has stated that the state chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, is ready to nominate Bola Tinubu, the party’s national leader, as its presidential candidate in 2023.

The outcome of Saturday’s State Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that they were ready to appoint Tinubu the APC’s flag bearer.

The legislator, who represents Eti-Osa II, made the statement immediately after the congress, which took place at Lagos State’s Mobolaji Johnson Arena Stadium.

The success of the Congress, according to Yishawu, demonstrated that internal democracy was here to stay.

He praised party members for maintaining peace and order throughout the congress’s conclusion.

“As you can see here, everything is peaceful and orderly, and the rules and regulations of the party are being played according to the party’s constitution, and we are upholding all democratic and pragmatic stakeholders of today, internal democracy is working in the All Progressive Congress party,”

he said.

“For us in Lagos State, the Congress demonstrates that we are one and unified, and that we can galvanize ourselves, and by God’s help, our wish is for our leader, Aisiwaju Bola Tinubu, to be the party’s presidential candidate in 2023.”

Tinubu is rumored to be eyeing the presidency in 2023.

Posters have been seen in certain states, and a campaign office has been established in Abuja.

Despite the outpouring of support from his fans, the former governor of Lagos State has stayed mute about his presidential ambitions.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

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Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia, salutes Ikpeazu, at 57 and pledges his support.

Rt. Hon Ude Oko Chukwu, the Deputy Governor of Abia State, has praised his boss, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, for their overall cordial relationship and synergy.

He restated his sincere commitment to continue to support and collaborate with Ikpeazu in all of his efforts to provide the people of the state and Nigeria with a strong and effective democratic government.

The praise was contained in a statement issued by the Deputy Governor and made available to journalists in Umuahia on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Obasi Okibeh Onwukah, congratulating Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday on Monday.

Oko Chukwu said it was thrilling to be a part of the Abia administration, which has been led by Governor Ikpeazu since 2015, especially because of the state’s historic successes in all areas of the economy, which have substantially improved the state’s face and fortunes.

According to him, there are a thousand and one plausible reasons to thank and appreciate God for the clean bill of health he has bestowed upon the State Chief Executive, adding that his entire family is relying on God’s divine assurance to confidently declare that Kinetic Governor will continue to celebrate many more glorious birthdays ahead in stronger and healthier condition.

While congratulating him on his 57th birthday, the Abia Deputy Governor prayed that God Almighty would sustain and empower him in everything that he does in order to positively and effectively lead Abia State to higher heights for the glory of God and the common welfare of humanity.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated Governor Ikpeazu on his 57th birthday milestone on Sunday.

To honor the Abia Governor, the President joined the whole Ikpeazu family, their friends, and acquaintances.

Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, made the announcement on Sunday.

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