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Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Although wildfire season has wound down in BC, it’s still going strong down the coast in California. One of the fires currently burning is the Colony Fire in Sequoia National Park, home to the world’s largest tree. With the fire expected to reach the Giant Forest, a grove of 2,000 sequoias, within days, firefighters have wrapped General Sherman in fire-resistant blanket in an effort to save it.
Prince Philip’s will is going to remain a secret for at least 90 years. Andrew McFarlane, the UK High Court's most senior family judge, made the ruling on Thursday. This decision isn’t unexpected, as it is standard practice for the will of a senior member of the royal family to be sealed for a number of years after their death to protect the “dignity” of the Queen.
A judge ruled Thursday that the will of the late Prince Philip should remain secret to protect the “dignity” of his widow Queen Elizabeth II, who is Britain’s head of state. https://t.co/ozJqs5yoxe— ABC News (@ABC) September 16, 2021
On Thursday, France announced the suspension of 3,000 healthcare workers who failed to comply with the country’s new vaccine mandate that states healthcare workers need to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The health minister said most of the suspensions are temporary as the country tries to get a handle on the latest wave of the pandemic.
Nona Gaprindashvili is suing the popular streaming service Netflix after a slight against her in the series ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. The line mentioned her by name and said that she had never faced men, but that’s simply not true, she says. In 1968, Gaprindashvili beat seven men in a strong tournament, which was covered in the New York Times.
"In a story that was supposed to inspire women by showing a young woman competing with men at the highest levels of chess, Netflix humiliated the real woman trail blazer who had actually faced and defeated men on the world stage.”@ByMattStevens story:https://t.co/bUhusiEZpM— Sarah Bahr (@smbahr14) September 16, 2021
A traditional hunt that environmental activists say is a cruel practice took place on the Faroe Islands on Sunday. The super-pod of 1,428 Atlantic White-Sided dolphins was driven around by speed boats and jet skis for hours, eventually being cornered in shallow water and slaughtered for their meat and blubber. This year, the number of dolphins killed was so large that many believe the participants did not follow regulations to minimize the animals’ suffering.
On Sunday night a super-pod of 1428 Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins was driven for many hours and for around 45 km by speed boats and jet-skis into the shallow water at Skálabotnur beach in the Danish Faroe Islands, where every single one of them was killed. https://t.co/uo2fAPhCDq— Sea Shepherd (@seashepherd) September 14, 2021