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August 12, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_imgThe call for change comes as discussions continue about racial injustice, following George Floyd’s death in Minneapolis police custody.Bystander video shows the 46-year-old man struggling to breathe while in police custody on May 25.Police officer Derek Chauvin could be seen kneeling on Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes.Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter.The three other officers involved in Floyd’s arrest — Tou Thao, J. Alexander Kueng and Thomas Lane — have all been charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Disney fans are calling on the company’s parks to change the theme of one of their most popular attractions.A petition that is posted on Change.org asks Disney to remove all references to its 1946 film “Song of the South” from Splash Mountain.The petition claims the movie is “steeped in extremely problematic and stereotypical racist tropes” and suggests that Disney re-theme the ride around “Princess and the Frog.”Tiana, the main character in that film, is recognized for being Disney’s first African American princess.As of Thursday morning, the petition had more than 8,000 signatures, with a goal of 10,000 at this point.Read more about the plans for the phased reopening of @WaltDisneyWorld Resort Theme Parks, Resort Hotels, and Disney Stores on @DisneyParks Blog: https://t.co/YDTsO3hZP7— Disney (@Disney) May 27, 2020last_img read more

August 3, 2020 | |Post a Comment

first_img Of those, 24 per cent are from B.C. 27 medical staff are supporting the Canadian Paralympic team. The Canadian Paralympic team in London is getting a big boost from Canada’s western-most province, with British Columbia-born or-trained athletes making up 29 per cent of the team. 29 per cent of the athletes representing Canada were either born in, or train in, British Columbia. Of those, 15 per cent are from B.C. 19 athlete support personnel play key roles with the Canadian Paralympic team during the event competitions. Of the 42 athletes B.C. is sending, 38 were born and raised here, while the other four have received substantial training support through the B.C. sport system. B.C. Paralympians in London will be competing in 18 different sports.British Columbia is also sending a strong contingent of coaches, technical staff, medical and administrative team members, as well as athlete support personnel who call British Columbia home.Kelowna wheelchair rugby athlete Garett Hickling will magnify British Columbia’s presence at the Opening Ceremony. In addition to his role as a competitor, Hickling has the honour of leading the Canadian Paralympic team as flag-bearer.The 2012 London Paralympics begin Wednesday and concludes Sunday, September 9.Quick Facts: 147 athletes make up the Canadian Paralympic team. 45 coaches and technical staff lead the Canadian Paralympic team in London. Of those, 21 per cent are from B.C.last_img read more