Everyone can use a little good news and that’s exactly what you’ll find in this edition of Terrific News Tuesday (TNT).
There’s no griping or complaining today – just some terrific news that caught my attention!
Here is some of the good stuff in this edition of TNT:
- Great Falls election
- World Cup
- Navy’s Maternity Leave
- South Carolina
- World’s Oldest Person
- ESPN Body Issue
City of Great Falls election:
It’s good to see that we have several candidates running for mayor and city commissioner in Great Falls in the upcoming election. There are enough candidates (six for mayor and seven candidates for two commissioner seats) that a primary election will be held on September 15. (Source)
Women’s World Cup final:
It was great to see the United States Women’s National Team win the World Cup on Sunday by beating Japan 5-2. The Associated Press reported that it was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television – seen by 26.7 million viewers.
Navy triples paid maternity leave:
Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus announced that effective immediately, women who serve in the Navy and Marine Corps will have 18 weeks of maternity leave available to use during the first year of her child’s life. (Source)
The good news is that the South Carolina state senate voted 37-3 to remove the confederate flag from the statehouse grounds. That was a procedural vote and another vote will be taken today. If it passes the senate today, the bill heads to the state house of representatives for consideration. (Source)
World’s Oldest Person:
Susannah Mushatt Jones is the world’s oldest person and she just celebrated her 116th birthday on Monday. It’s also being reported that she is one of only two living people in the world who was born in the 1800s.
The good news is that she says her longevity is due to her eating bacon and eggs every morning for over a century.
That means those of us who eat bacon and eggs frequently still have hope…
ESPN Body Issue:
The long wait is over – the good news is ESPN just released their 2015 Body Issue. Enjoy!