Disney ditches its ‘fairy godmothers’ in favor of gender neutral titles for cast members

Disney has announced it is ditching the term ‘fairy godmothers’ for gender-neutral titles at dress-up salons across its theme parks. The salons, which give makeovers and help kids aged 3 to 12 dress up as princesses, knights and other characters, will drop the term ‘fairy godmothers in training’ for their staff, instead referring to them … Read more

Monarch Butterflies Are Placed on the IUCN Red List

North America’s monarch butterfly, whose showy looks and extraordinary migration have made it one of the continent’s most beloved insects, has been classified as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature, the world’s most comprehensive scientific authority on the status of species. The decision comes after decades of falling populations driven by losses … Read more

Disney ditches its ‘fairy godmothers’ in favor of gender neutral titles for cast members

Disney has announced it is ditching the term ‘fairy godmothers’ for gender-neutral titles at dress-up salons across its theme parks. The salons, which give makeovers and help kids aged 3 to 12 dress up as princesses, knights and other characters, will drop the term ‘fairy godmothers in training’ for their staff, instead referring to them … Read more

Palestinians fear revenge attacks after settler outposts removal Israel-Palestine conflict News

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Thousands of Israeli settlers have attempted to set up new illegal settlement outposts in six locations across the occupied West Bank. Groups of Jewish youth and families arrived at the earmarked locations in buses, on foot and in vehicles throughout Wednesday, bearing Israeli flags and camping tents under the protection … Read more

Sesame Place falls short of “Sesame Street” — and after my own child’s visit, I should have known

“Racist Theme Park” is not a reputation any amusement park wants to earn, let alone one that licenses the branding of the iconically positive and inclusive children’s TV show “Sesame Street.” But this week Sesame Place, a Philadelphia-area children’s attraction, was forced to issue an apology for an event captured in a parent’s disturbing video … Read more

Climate crisis is driving heatwaves and wildfires. Here’s how

In addition to temperatures spiking above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), wildfires are raging across southern Europe with evacuations in towns in Italy and Greece. The searing heat is part of a global pattern of rising temperatures, attributed by scientists to human activity. Climate change makes heat waves hotter and more frequent. This is the case … Read more

In occupied southern Ukraine, some fear a return to Soviet times under Russia

KYIV, July 21 (Reuters) – In Nova Kakhovka, a city in southern Ukraine occupied by Russian troops five months ago on the first day of its invasion, the signs of creeping annexation by Russia are mounting and some residents fear a return to Soviet times . A statue of Russian Communist leader Vladimir Lenin, erected … Read more

Novak Djokovic’s US Open hopes suffer blow after tournament vows to respect US government policy on Covid-19 vaccine | Tennis News

Novak Djokovic is not allowed to enter the USA due to his vaccination status Novak Djokovic’s hopes of playing in the US Open suffered another blow after the tournament said it would respect the United States government’s rules on the Covid-19 vaccine. The 35-year-old – a three-time champion at Flushing Meadows – was named on … Read more