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Canadian politicians call their opponents “racist,” expelled from parliament

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Canadian politicians call their opponents "racist," expelled from parliament

Singh made accusations at the House of Commons after Alain Therrien, from the Québécois Bloc party, refused to support a motion calling for parliament to recognize systemic existence. racism in the Mounted Royal Canadian police force.

The motion also stipulates that reducing escalation should be a priority for the police, that the use of police forces must be reviewed and that additional funding must be provided for health services.

However, while this motion won broad support from MPs, Therrien rejected it, which caused it to be destroyed.

Singh accused Therrien of being “racist.” When challenged for his comments, he multiplies, saying: “I do call it racist.”

The accusation violates parliamentary rules. Asked to apologize and withdraw his comment, Singh refused and was ordered by Speaker Anthony Rota to leave for the rest of the day. He will be allowed to return on Thursday.

Overcoming the incident in a video posted on Twitter, Singh, who has been a vocal critic about what he considers “systemic racism” in Canadian police, said that he became angry when, he claimed, Therrien “made eye contact” with him and brushed his hands in a way that Singh interpreted as rejection.

“I’ll be honest, I’m angry,” he said in a video posted to his Twitter account. “But I’m sad now. Because why can’t we act? Why can’t we do something to save people’s lives? We can do something, and why does someone say no to that?”

In the video, he said indigenous and black people in the country were killed and “persecuted” and that there was a lack of government action.

Bloc Québécois tweeted to discuss the exchange and urged Singh to apologize for his statement, which they said “tarnished” Therrien’s reputation.

In a Twitter statement, the party said recognizing racism was a big problem and had supported an investigation by the Public Safety Committee on systemic racism.

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The party said it did not support the motion because doing so, he said, would inappropriately force conclusions on the committee before the investigation was completed.

CNN has sought to contact Therrien and Bloc Québécois for further comments.

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The expedition will explore “an area still little known”: the Portuguese Sea.

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The expedition will explore "an area still little known": the Portuguese Sea.

The Oceano Azul Foundation has joined the municipalities of Cascais, Mafra and Sintra and set off together this Saturday on the ship “Santa Maria Manuela” for a scientific expedition that will last until 12 October.

On board will be 50 researchers from institutions such as the Portuguese Institute of the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA), the Hydrographic Institute or the Portuguese Society for the Study of Birds (SPEA). During this time, scientists will embark on what they consider to be an “essential” process of “investigating the region’s natural values” that will allow for a “global assessment of the marine biodiversity” that exists in that region of the ocean.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is “inconceivable”.

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Every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year, and this is "inconceivable".

President of the Portuguese Federation of Food Banks Against Hunger Isabelle Jonet considers food waste unacceptable and absurd, as every Portuguese wastes 183 kg of food a year.

As World Food Loss and Waste Awareness Day is celebrated, speaking at a conference on the subject in Lisbon, the official recalled statistics released by the National Statistical Institute and said the situation was “worse than expected.”

The data, official and published for the first time, refers to 2020 and shows that 1.89 million tons of food was wasted in Portugal this year, so each Portuguese wasted an average of 183.6 kilograms of food.

INE statistics show that families spend the most. The figures show that over 1.2 million tons of food was wasted by families this year, followed by catering with over 237 thousand tons, trade and distribution with 214 thousand tons, primary production with over 101 thousand tons and food . industry, about 61 thousand tons.

“We buy too much, we buy bad, we let it go bad. It is unacceptable that a third of what is produced ends up in the trash,” the official said, speaking at a debate organized by the United Movement Against Waste.

Ana Cristina Carrola of the Portuguese Environmental Protection Agency (APA), who also took part in the debate, stressed that the average amount of waste per year per inhabitant in the European Union is 173 kg, less than the 183 kg that is thrown away by the Portuguese.

“This is unthinkable in our day,” he lamented.

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese; Sporting wins too

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Thanks to goals from Evanilson and Pepe, Porto beat Braga in Portuguese;  Sporting wins too



Evanilson scored four goals in eight matches in the 2022/23 Portuguese Liga (Photo: MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP)

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After the draw in the last round Portuguese Championship, Porto won again. This Friday, the defending champions thrashed Braga 4-1 at the Dragau Stadium. Goals came from Evanilson, Eustaquio, Pepe and Galeno. Defender Pepe, against, got to the opponent.

Ex-Fluminense Evanilson opened the scoring in the 32nd minute of the opening stage. Eustaquio tried to make a cross and the Brazilian forward appeared on the second post to prop up his chest. Two minutes later, Pepe filed Eustaquio, who sent the ball into an empty net.

In the final stage, the Portuguese-Brazilian defender Pepe tried to cut off a low cross, but sent him into his own net. Pepe, the former Gremio who assisted, got it from Taremi after a beautiful move that extended the game in the 18th minute. In addition, the Brazilian Galeno closed the account in the north of Portugal.

– I am very happy to score again and, above all, for this victory. A match we knew would be difficult, against a strong opponent who was in good sequence, but in which we managed to impose our rhythm and win three points in front of our fans. Now it’s time to rest and get back to work, already thinking about the next challenge, which is also very important for us, – said Evanilson after the match.

SPORTING TOO WINS

Another great player to take the field this Friday is Sporting CP. In Lisbon, on José de Alvalade, the Lions beat Gil Vicente 3-1. For Rubén Amorim’s side, Morita, Pote Gonçalves and Rocinha scored. Fran Navarro scored in stoppage time.



Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Sporting CP are the vice-leaders of Portugal (Photo: PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

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