Two Formerly-Captive Beluga Whales Moved to Iceland Sanctuary

Wildlife conservationists have transported “Little White” and “Little Grey,” two previously-captive beluga whales into a first-of-its-kind open water sanctuary in Iceland. Organizers hope other captive beluga whales may one day join “Little White” and “Little Grey” in the bay. On August 7, wildlife conservationists transported the two beluga whales from their landside pool into a … Read more Two Formerly-Captive Beluga Whales Moved to Iceland Sanctuary

23-year-old Collin Morikawa’s career highlights … so far

Since University of California – Berkeley product Collin Morikawa made his professional debut on the PGA TOUR in 2019, he has collected 15 top-25 finishes including his most recent victory at the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco, California. The California native began his PGA TOUR career with 22 consecutive made … Read more 23-year-old Collin Morikawa’s career highlights … so far

Mind your language | 9yo girl punished for speaking Turkish at German school

A 9-year-old girl in Germany has been punished by her teachers – for speaking her native Turkish in the playground. RT spoke to the lawyer of the girl’s family as they are planning to sue the school. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us on … Read more Mind your language | 9yo girl punished for speaking Turkish at German school

The Historical Monuments Debate with Mitch Landrieu and Wynton Marsalis (Full Stream 8/7)

Nationwide demonstrations over police brutality have renewed the debate over how we memorialize America’s past. Monuments, statues, and the names of schools, streets and military bases across the country that honor Confederate leaders and those connected with slavery and oppression have increasingly become a flash point. On Friday, Aug. 7 at 12:00 p.m. ET, Washington … Read more The Historical Monuments Debate with Mitch Landrieu and Wynton Marsalis (Full Stream 8/7)

Genoa bridge ‘like a white vessel crossing the valley’ – BBC News

It is almost two years since Genoa’s Morandi Bridge, named after the engineer Riccardo Morandi who designed it, collapsed, killing 43 people. The Italian city is preparing to inaugurate its replacement, created by the international architect Renzo Piano, a native of Genoa. He’s been speaking to The BBC’s Italy correspondent Mark Lowen. Camera: Francesco Tosto … Read more Genoa bridge ‘like a white vessel crossing the valley’ – BBC News

Farewell! | English to be dropped in Indian schools as result of major education reform

Modi’s govt has approved reforms that urge schools to teach in local native languages, meaning India might abolish teaching English in primary-school. Concerns from the opposition Congress party, as well as heated discussion online, come as no surprise. Subscribe to RT! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpwvZwUam-URkxB7g4USKpg?sub_confirmation=1 RT LIVE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFAcqaNzNSc Check out http://rt.com Like us on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/RTnews Follow us … Read more Farewell! | English to be dropped in Indian schools as result of major education reform

3 billion animals hit by Australia wildfires: WWF

Nearly three billion koalas, kangaroos and other native Australian animals were killed or displaced by bushfires in 2019 and 2020, a study said on Tuesday, triple the previous estimates. Subscribe: http://smarturl.it/reuterssubscribe Reuters brings you the latest business, finance and breaking news video from around the globe. Our reputation for accuracy and impartiality is unparalleled. Get … Read more 3 billion animals hit by Australia wildfires: WWF

Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT OF DEAD ANIMALS Nearly 3 billion animals have been killed or displaced by the devastating 2019-2020 bushfire season, according to scientists who have revealed for the first time the scale of the impact on the country’s native wildlife. An estimated 143 million mammals, 180 million birds, 51 million frogs and a staggering … Read more Almost 3 billion animals affected by Australian bushfires

Actress Octavia Spencer Urges Hollywood to Cast More People With Disabilities

Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer says Hollywood needs to do better casting people with disabilities. The star of “The Help” and “Hidden Figures” is part of a new video campaign timed with the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act this month. “Casting able-bodied actors in roles for characters with disabilities is offensive, unjust, and … Read more Actress Octavia Spencer Urges Hollywood to Cast More People With Disabilities

Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago

Two statues were removed overnight from separate parks in Chicago, according to CBS WBBM, after an executive order by the city’s Democratic mayor, Lori Lightfoot. Native American activists have long objected to honoring Columbus, saying his expeditions to the Americas led to the colonization and genocide of their ancestors. Several statues of Columbus have been … Read more Christopher Columbus statues removed in Chicago

21-year-old Matthew Wolff’s career highlights … so far

Since Oklahoma State product Matthew Wolff made his professional debut on the PGA TOUR in June of 2019, he collected six top-25 finishes in his first 12 months including a victory in his third start as a pro at the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities in Minnesota. The California native possesses one of the … Read more 21-year-old Matthew Wolff’s career highlights … so far

House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues from U.S. Capitol

The House has approved a bill to remove statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee and other Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol, as a reckoning over racial injustice continues following the police killing of George Floyd, a Black man, in Minneapolis. The House vote also would remove a bust of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, … Read more House Votes to Remove Confederate Statues from U.S. Capitol

Minority Kids’ Homework Gap Said to Require $7 Billion to Close

Congress must provide billions of dollars in new money for home internet access and computers to reach many students online as several major cities rebuff White House pressure to reopen schools this fall, the National Urban League and other advocates say. Lawmakers should provide $6.8 billion through the federal E-rate program in the next coronavirus … Read more Minority Kids’ Homework Gap Said to Require $7 Billion to Close