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Amy McGrath defeated Charles Booker in Kentucky primary

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Amy McGrath defeated Charles Booker in Kentucky primary

Former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath defeated victory in the main Democratic Senate battle which was almost closed in Kentucky.

McGrath narrowly defeated Rep. State Charles Booker came to the finish line thanks to a flood of absentee ballots caused by the coronavirus pandemic, which caused thousands of votes to be sent through Booker earlier which surged in the polls.

Booker, a progressive who openly supports “Medicare-for-all,” climbed to the national peak amid the killing of Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, in Louisville, Kentucky.

Taylor was killed on March 13 during a failed police raid at his home, when officers used a no-knock warrant to enter the place. Protesters took to the streets of Louisville demanding justice for his murder.

Booker, a black man, became actively involved in the protests, which reflected those who were taking place nationally against police injustice.

His involvement earned him the attention of several prominent progressives, including Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), And Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), all of whom support.

McGrath, meanwhile, has been a long-time favorite to win party nominations before the protests, raising an amazing $ 41.1 million during his Senate campaign thanks to support from Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY).

After the fundraising results brought by his progressive support, Booker beat McGrath because of his absence at the protest.

McGrath struggled to explain during their last major debate why he had never been to one of the protests in his area, a little stuttered before saying that he didn’t because he was at home with his family. He continues to cite the coronavirus pandemic as an excuse to avoid the crowd.

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With Booker out of his way, McGrath will now take on the GOP powerhouse himself, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).

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September, Holiday Month for the Deaf – Portuguese (Brazil)

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September is a very important and visible month for deaf people, with three dates that raise awareness and celebrate achievements that are part of the entire community’s trajectory and struggle. These are: – International Sign Language Day, September 23; – Day of the Deaf, 26 September; and Libra National Interpreter and Translator Day on September 30th. With a focus on the deaf community, the Department of Education is promoting several initiatives in this area.

The first is aimed at changing the scenario of educational and language policy based only on the inclusive perspective of including a deaf student in the school environment without guaranteeing procedures that enhance accessibility in his education. The National Guidelines for Bilingual Education for the Deaf integrate all stages of basic education and are based on the promotion of bilingual curricula and pedagogical practices for the deaf: Brazilian Sign Language (Libras) and written Portuguese.

Through the Department of Special Education, the MEC coordinates with interested municipalities the construction, renovation or expansion of bilingual schools for the deaf. To date, 11 locations in Brazil have shown interest in the project. To complement this phase, the Libras National Textbook Program (PNLD) provides accessible formats to deaf students and public school teachers of basic education in the country.

In the academic world, in partnership with universities, advanced training courses are offered for teachers, managers and professionals who want to work with bilingual education for the deaf. Thanks to the projects of various institutions, there are currently 3,520 vacancies for teaching the deaf.

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On the Internet, Canal Libras is a space for communication and content distribution with a focus on the national educational network, from early childhood education to higher education.

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Another important date: The National Institute for Education for the Deaf (Ines) turns 165 on the same Libra and the Deaf Day, September 26th. Within the structure of the Ministry of Education, the Institute stands out as a national reference in the field of deafness, necessary to support the formulation of public policies, and then for their implementation in the field. The Institute works to promote education for deaf children, youth and adults.

With information from Ministry of Education.

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

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Mother of autistic boy attacked by CR7 criticizes Portuguese again

The case of Cristiano Ronaldo’s aggression against an autistic fan continues to be heard in England. Sarah Kelly, mother of Jake Harding, has asked the English Football Federation to punish the Portuguese star.

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Sarah’s complaint comes after the league filed a complaint against a Manchester United player for aggression against Jake in the Manchester team’s match against Everton on April 9 last season in the Premier League. After an unsuccessful result, the Portuguese dropped a fan’s mobile phone on the way to the locker room.

According to Sarah, she and her son once again became victims of offenses in social networks after the announcement of the complaint against the attacker.

“People are following me, saying that I am rebelling again, but I didn’t know anything about it. The case should have been heard six months ago. My son talks every day about what happened to him. He still hasn’t returned his phone,” he said.

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Jake’s mother still asks how the player manages to sleep at night after what happened. “Let’s hope he finally gets the right punishment. He can’t keep getting away with it. Your behavior is unacceptable…” Sarah concluded.

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Marseille in California. ″Where the Portuguese is, there is Portugal″

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“You are the future,” President Marcelo Rebelo de Souza told a three-year-old girl dressed in traditional Portuguese clothing who came out to greet him on the podium where he spoke at Artesia Portuguese Salon. The city, located on the outskirts of Los Angeles, has not hosted the President of the Portuguese Republic since 1989. This weekend, he did it with pomp and the setting of an ornate Portuguese-American community bursting with pride.

“We have never lost the honor and responsibility of being representatives of this beautiful flag,” said Jimmy Enes, a member of Artesia DES, a Portuguese descendant, in a welcoming speech delivered in perfect Portuguese. “When we are asked who we are, we always answer”i am portuguese“and not”Portuguese-American“or ‘Portuguese American’,” he said. “That’s why we’re trying step by step to protect our heritage on the outskirts of Los Angeles, one of the greatest cities in the world.”

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