Calgarians encouraged to place teddy bear on front steps to commemorate 215 residential school victims

Calgarians are encouraged to mourn the 215 children found buried on the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School by placing a teddy bear on their front steps Monday evening, following the announcement last week from Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation about the children. Read More …read more Source:: Calgary Herald       

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Walking 6,000 Miles To Heal The Pain of War

Watch Video “The total mileage [was] 5,807 miles,” said Jon Hancock, a Marine Corps veteran, and subject of the documentary “Bastards Road,” newly released on-demand by Gravitas Ventures. Hancock recalls hitting rock bottom after serving in the Iraq war. “I was 308 pounds. I was absolutely massive. I had let myself go. I had eaten my feelings, I drank my feelings,” he reflected in a Newsy interview.  Rushed to a VA Hospital in Maryland after downing a handful of pills, Hancock nearly became a statistic: according to the latest numbers from the Department of Veterans Affairs, nearly 18 veterans commit suicide each day. The VA helped reverse Hancock’s overdose, but couldn’t provide… Read More

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Olympics-Transgender weightlifter Hubbard’s presence in Tokyo unfair: rival

(Reuters) – Belgian weightlifter Anna Vanbellinghen said allowing transgender New Zealand athlete Laurel Hubbard to compete in the women’s event at the Tokyo Olympics is unfair and that the situation is “like a bad joke”.    Hubbard, who competed in men’s competitions before transitioning in 2013, is set to become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Olympics after weightlifting’s governing body modified qualifying requirements for Tokyo.    The 43-year-old still has to satisfy the New Zealand Olympic Committee of her fitness and performance standards before selection but the prospect of her participation has already raised questions.    Vanbellinghen, who competes in the same +87kg division as Hubbard, said she fully supported… Read More

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Michael Flynn denies suggesting a Myanmar-style military coup should happen in the US

Summary List Placement Former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who worked briefly under former President Donald Trump, said Monday that there was “NO reason” for a military coup in the United States — one day after he appeared to suggest the opposite at a QAnon-themed convention over the weekend. “Let me be VERY CLEAR – There is NO reason whatsoever for any coup in America, and I do not and have not at any time called for any action of that sort,” Flynn said in a post on Telegram, a social-media app that has been favored by far-right groups. “Any reporting of any other belief by me is a boldface… Read More

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Insiders are speculating about the future of all these key execs at Discovery-WarnerMedia

Summary List Placement Figuring out who will join Discovery chief David Zaslav to become the new power brokers in Hollywood at the WarnerMedia-Discovery venture is Topic A among West Coast agents, headhunters and consultants. One Hollywood source familiar with plans suggested that the people closest to Zaslav would be first in line for more responsibilities post-merger. Those C-Suite executives include his CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels, who drove the Scripps integration; J.B. Perrette, president and CEO, international; Bruce Campbell, chief development, distribution and legal; Adria Albert Romm, chief people and culture officer, and David Leavy, chief operating officer and one of Zaslav’s closest confidants.  Zaslav is set to take over AT&T’s WarnerMedia unit… Read More

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