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Vic Fangio of Broncos apologized for saying he did not see racism in the NFL

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Vic Fangio of Broncos apologized for saying he did not see racism in the NFL

Denver Broncos coach Vic Fangio apologized on Wednesday for saying he did not “see racism at all in the NFL” in comments he made Tuesday to reporters.

“After reflecting on my comments yesterday and listening to the players this morning I realized what I said about racism and discrimination in the NFL was wrong,” 61-year-old Fangio said in a statement. statement released on the team’s Twitter account. “Although I have never personally experienced these horrible things directly during my 33 years in the NFL, I understand that many players, coaches and staff have different perspectives.

“I should be clearer and I’m sorry.”

Fangio said on Tuesday’s call that he was “shocked, sad and angry” about the death of George Floyd, calling it a “social problem that we all must join to fix it.”

But the next comment Fangio made on Tuesday was what he wanted to explain.

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“I think our problems in the NFL along those lines are minimal,” said Fangio, who has been ranked in the NFL coaching since 1986, except for 2010 when he was Stanford’s defense coordinator. “We are a meritocracy league, you get what you get, you get what you get. I don’t see racism in the NFL at all, I don’t see discrimination in the NFL. “

Fangio said that the comment was too shortsighted.

“I want to emphasize that yesterday there was no color in the dressing room that I passed or on the playing field I had trained,” Fangio said in a statement Wednesday. “Unfortunately, we don’t live or work only within these limits. Beyond these lines – both in the NFL and in society – there is a lot of work to be done in the area of ​​diversity and providing opportunities for minorities.

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“As a head coach, I hope to listen to the players – both individually and collectively – to support them and work hand in hand to create meaningful change.”

Floyd, 46, died on May 25 in Minneapolis after police officer Derek Chauvin, 44, pressed his knee to Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes after Floyd allegedly spent fake $ 20 bills.

Charges against Chauvin were raised on Wednesday. He now faces more serious second-degree murder charges, in addition to initial charges of third-degree murder and second-degree murder with negligence to blame.

Other officers at the scene of Thomas Lane, 37, J. Alexander Kueng, 26, and Tou Thao, 34, are now accused of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and helping and abetting second-degree murder.

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

“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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