Sign1News 3.15.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL)

Sign1News 3.15.19 – News for the Deaf community powered by CNN in American Sign Language (ASL)


Hello everyone. Welcome to Sign1News. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Here are your top stories for today. A gunman opened fire in two mosques in Christchurch,
New Zealand today killing 49 people and seriously injuring 20, including children. The shooter live streamed the attack on Facebook
using a helmet cam and posted a link to an 87 page white supremacist manifesto filled
with anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim ideas. New Zealand police are urging people not to
share the video link. A 28-year-old white Australian-born man has
been charged with murder in connection with the attacks. Three others are in custody and police are
working to determine their involvement. The country’s prime minister calls it “one
of New Zealand’s darkest days.” World leaders have condemned the attacks and
tributes are pouring in. The New York Stock Exchange held a moment
of silence for the victims. President Trump tweeted the “US stands by
New Zealand.” And Australia’s prime minister is asking for
flags to be flown at half staff. Cities around the globe are adding extra security
around mosques and places of worship out of the abundance of caution. A group of 19 workers is suing UPS for discrimination. A lawsuit outlines multiple instances of discrimination
that allegedly took place at a facility Maumee, Ohio. In one instance, a game of hangman employees
were allegedly playing depicted a black stick figure hanging from a tree. A stuffed monkey wearing a UPS uniform was
also allegedly placed near black workers. Employees also say racial language was used
frequently including one white driver who said she refused to deliver a package to a
N-word city. And black workers were often given the backbreaking
work of loading and unloading the heaviest packages, not the better paying driver jobs
that their white counterparts got. The lawsuit says managers and supervisors
enabled and even encouraged behavior. UPS doesn’t deny the claims but the company
says it already fired two employees over the incident and is working with the Ohio civil
rights commission to keep it from happening again. Some of the plaintiffs have been with UPS
for more than 20 years. They say their last resort was to sue, not
to get what they want but to get what they deserve: fair treatment, free of hatred at
work. Butterball is recalling 39 tons of ground
turkey products because of possible salmonella contamination. There have been six reported cases of people
sickened from salmonella Schwarzengrund since December. According to the US Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC), the cases were reported in Minnesota, Wisconsin and North Carolina. There was one hospitalization but no deaths
were reported. Food safety inspectors say the pre-packed
raw ground turkey was produced July 7 and has a “use or sell by date” of July 26. Two of the potentially contaminated lots are
branded Kroger and Food Lion. For a complete list of the recalled product,
you can go to www.butterball.com. Students from around the world walked out
of their classrooms Friday to protest what they call global inaction on climate change. This is video of one such protest in Wellington,
New Zealand. In all, tens of thousands of students in more
than 100 countries and over 1,500 cities and towns participated. Protesters say governments worldwide are failing
future generations by not tackling climate change. They’re calling on leaders to cut emissions
and curb global warming. But not everyone is supportive of the strikes. Critics say the students are naive and misguided,
arguing they should be in school learning how to tackle climate change rather
than protest. An Australian education minister warned last
month that students and teachers face punishment if they strike during school hours. Two sons decided to play a trick on their
dad for his birthday but they had no idea it would go viral worldwide. The two decided to celebrate their dad’s 62nd
birthday by posting his picture on a billboard along with a cell phone number. The prank didn’t take long to work its magic. Calls and texts started flooding in from all
over the world. The dad estimates he’s received roughly 15,000
texts and calls since it went up. All kidding aside, the brothers say they love
their dad and hope he had a great birthday. And those are your top stories for today. I’m Crystal Cousineau. Thank you for watching Sign1News. Remember to like us on Facebook and follow
us on Twitter. Sign1News. Your life. Your language.

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