Fury as BBC calls dead IRA terrorist a ‘veteran’: Bosses apologise to families | Daily Mail Online


Another own goal by the BBC, funded by UK TV licence payers, is this how they respect the UK, surely enough is enough and the TV licence should be scrapped.

 

Source: Fury as BBC calls dead IRA terrorist a ‘veteran’: Bosses apologise to families | Daily Mail Online

The Stand: Anger Over Actor Cast In Deaf Role For Stephen King TV Series


I support the Members of Hollywood’s deaf community in their cause, however, it will be difficult to achieve, unless this support is universal.

For a total boycott of the mini-series The Stand and others is required, this would mean that no one watches the The Strand. In addition the support of the able-bodied actors is required, whereby actors, such as, Henry Zaga should have refused to play the deaf character Nick Andros, as did The Good Place star Jameela Jamil, as stated in the post.

To assume networks, such as, CBS, will never achieve the required result. But to hit, such as CBS directly will for they will not be able to process if abled-bodied actors refuse to play these part and, if they do decide to play them, then the public should refuse to watch the series or films for if viewing figures are low or non-existent then it will not be financially viable to make them.

All of this will be difficult to achieve for acting parts are difficult to find, so will actors feel they need to put themselves first and as to the viewing public, will they agree to boycott the films, etc, or will they even know there is a problem.

The former has been found in many instances, where a few employers will ignore legislation, if there is any and the legal system will be the arbiters, assuming it even gets that far.

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Members of Hollywood’s deaf community are boycotting CBS’s new mini-series The Stand, based on Stephen King’s novel, after a hearing actor was selected to play a deaf character.

More than 70 people signed a letter saying it was “not acceptable” that the CBS All Access series cast Henry Zaga as deaf character Nick Andros.

“We will not endorse, watch or support your mini-series… We will share our displeasure,” they said.

The BBC has asked CBS for comment.

The show is about a flu epidemic that wipes out 99% of the population, with the remaining few immune to the disease.

In June, CBS signed a commitment to audition actors with disabilities, according to Deadline, which said it was the first entertainment company to sign the Ruderman Family Foundation’s pledge for this cause.

But the protest letter said “not one deaf professional actor was called in to audition for the role”…

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News by Netflix? Warning streaming sites could provide public service broadcasting | Daily Mail Online


People should be free to watch digital media how they wish to and have the freedom to pay how and when they wish.

Most programmes are repeats, with many of them repeated within the same week.

The concept of TV within the UK is outdated and no one should be forced to have a TV Licence for watching programmes via a television.

Currently people in the UK have to have a TV licence, even if they never watch the BBC and this is completely wrong and smacks of ‘Big Brother’.

The TV licence needs to be scrapped and stations funded differently.

For if people are watching paid for TV, such as Sky, they are effectively paying twice for the privilege and that must be wrong.

The concept of the BBC is outdated and you can not state they are impartial, for they are not, as all TV media is biased in one way or another.

 

Source: News by Netflix? Warning streaming sites could provide public service broadcasting | Daily Mail Online

Alton Towers Makes Changes After Woman Taken Off Ride


It would appear that Alton Towers have listened and made the required changes, however, only time will tell.

Therefore, I suggest that Alton Towers and other similar venues need to be checked regularly on how persons with disabilities are looked after, as well as checks on the safety of rides.

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A woman with cerebral palsy is to be involved in Alton Towers’ updated disability training after she was left in tears over treatment by staff.

The venue said it had made changes after Hannah Cheetham was publicly removed from a thrill ride when visiting with sister Becky last month.

Alton Towers apologised for that and other behaviour, and has since invited the pair back to discuss practices.

The sisters have agreed to return to the theme park.

They say they want to give disabled people a “better experience” by helping those in public-facing roles.

Becky Cheetham said she had been told her youtube video about the ordeal would form part of staff training.

Sister Hannah, who uses a wheelchair, visits the park annually as an “adrenaline junkie”, and has previously gone on every ride she wished.

But on 28 September, the pair from Greater Manchester were left upset, angered and…

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Woman With Cerebral Palsy Removed From Alton Towers Ride


This is extremely disgraceful and shows training is sadly lacking at Alton Towers, for it was not only one member of Alton Towers staff who displayed the disgusting and disgraceful actions to Hannah and her sister, but a number of them.

Not only should they receive a full apology from Alton Towers, but they should also be given unlimited free admission and entry to all rides for life.

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A woman with cerebral palsy was left in tears after being publicly removed from a ride at Alton Towers.
“Adrenaline junkie” Hannah and her sister Becky Cheetham visited the resort on Monday to celebrate a birthday.
In a Facebook post addressed to the park, the sisters wrote they had an unforgettable day “for all the wrong reasons.”
Alton Towers said it was “deeply sorry” for the incident.
Ms Cheetham, who is in a wheelchair, has visited the park every year and has previously gone on every ride she wanted.
When the sisters, from Greater Manchester, went to go on the Smiler ride, a park worker shouted “she can’t walk” to another co-worker, “embarrassing” them by shouting “insecurities across the ride for a crowd of people to hear”.
They arrived at another ride, Rita, where workers watched as Ms Cheetham carried her sister to the ride.
Once strapped in, they were…

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Warning as Sheffield City Hall and FlyDSA Arena ‘may not reopen’ after lockdown | The Star


There are fears over the future of the Fly DSA Arena in Sheffield and the City Hall – with staff warned the venues may not reopen immediately after the coronavirus pandemic.

Source: Warning as Sheffield City Hall and FlyDSA Arena ‘may not reopen’ after lockdown | The Star

Marcus Rashford and other black athletes have run out of patience and are forcing change | Derek Bardowell | Opinion | The Guardian


Black British sportspeople are seizing the moment to speak out about racism and poverty, says author Derek Bardowell

Source: Marcus Rashford and other black athletes have run out of patience and are forcing change | Derek Bardowell | Opinion | The Guardian

Lockdown protesters shout ‘be like Sweden’ — but Swedes say they are missing the point : NBC News


“The Swedish strategy is very much relying on the individual’s trust in the state,” one Swede told NBC News.

Source: Lockdown protesters shout ‘be like Sweden’ — but Swedes say they are missing the point : NBC News

Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening | TheHill


President Trump is running against the polls with his calls for state and local governments to reopen their economies in an effort to stem the damage from what is likely to be the worst economic

Source: Trump hits serious headwinds in polls on COVID-19 reopening | TheHill

NYC Mayor: If Trump doesn’t act, ‘people will die who could have lived otherwise’ : NBC News


Mayor de Blasio says the president should activate Defense Production Act for supplies and mobilize the military to help fight coronavirus pandemic.

Source: NYC Mayor: If Trump doesn’t act, ‘people will die who could have lived otherwise’ : NBC News