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The Many Different Applications of PVC Piping

Plastics evolved several times to become what they are today. When PVC was first introduced, the world didn’t know what to do with it or make of it until it discovered that the applications this substance had were limitless.

Today, most industrial atmospheres use PVC for virtually anything that needs parts manufactured. This specialized polymer can mold itself into a highly functional tool or part for practically any use. Read on to learn more about the many different applications of PVC piping that we know of and use today.

PVC Molding and Tool Making

One of the most basic things made of PVC today is the many millions of different plastic parts. PVC can be molded into just about any tool or part. These parts are extremely durable, too, which makes them even more valuable. Manufacturing of PVC to make parts was one of the first applications of PVC used industrially.

Coatings and Cable Insulation

For Internet cables, coaxial, Ethernet, and most basic lines, using PVC creates a protective sheath to insulate these cables from radio wave interference. PVC also serves the purpose of helping the signal get to the desired location through its protection.

Medical Equipment Applications

Modern medicine relies heavily on PVC to manage its ever-growing need for medical supplies. PVC is all throughout medicine, from syringes to lab tubes. Crash carts, ventilators, oxygen mask applicators, and basic splints and braces are all made with PVC, so you can see the need for this product worldwide.

Water Plumbing and Pipes

Because plastics are corrosion resistant, most water piping in urban areas of the world has been replaced with PVC piping. Not only is it resilient, but it will not rot and can last a lifetime. This is true with sewage waste management, as it serves as a perfect replacement for old sewage pipes.

Building Infrastructure

Most buildings these days are insulated with PVC. If not, then the piping will be secured with PVC of some form. This is now the new standard in plumbing.

Of all the many different applications of PVC piping, there isn’t one that is more important than the other. Without PVC, we would go back to using more primitive materials that don’t hold up as long and would cause more problems over shorter periods of time.



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United Nations Video: International Youth Day 2022 - UN Chief Video Message (12 August)


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Video Message by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, on International Youth Day 2022. Today, we celebrate International Youth Day, and the power of partnerships across generations. This year’s theme — “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages” — reminds us of a basic truth: we need people of all ages, young and old alike, to join forces to build a better world for all. Too often, ageism, bias and discrimination prevent this essential collaboration. When young people are shut out of the decisions being made about their lives, or when older people are denied a chance to be heard, we all lose. Solidarity and collaboration are more essential than ever, as our world faces a series of challenges that threaten our collective future. From COVID-19 to climate change, to conflicts, poverty, inequality and discrimination, we need all hands on deck to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build the better, more peaceful future we all seek. We need to support young people with massive investments in education and skills-building — including through next month’s Transforming Education Summit. We also need to support gender equality and expanded opportunities for young people to participate in civic and political life. It’s not enough to listen to young people — we need to integrate them into decision-making mechanisms at the local, national and international levels. This is at the heart of our proposal to establish a new Youth Office at the United Nations. And we need to ensure that older generations have access to social protection and opportunities to give back to their communities and share the decades of lived experience they have accumulated. On this important day, let’s join hands across generations to break down barriers, and work as one to achieve a more equitable, just and inclusive world for all people. Website: https://www.un.org/en/observances/youth-day

Published: 12th Aug 2022 03:00:02   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: Russia on Ukraine - Security Council Media Stakeout (11 August 2022)


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Informal comments to the media by Vassily Nebenzia, Permanent Representative of Russian Federation to the United Nations, on Ukraine.

Published: 11th Aug 2022 10:02:39   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: Ukraine:"Military actions with potential to jeopardize nuclear safety must stop immediately" - IAEA


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Military actions with even the smallest potential to jeopardize nuclear safety or security must stop immediately, said IAEA’s chief. “These actions could lead us to serious consequences,” he added. Briefing the Security Council today (11 Aug) on the situation in Ukraine, the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Mariano Grossi said that the nuclear safety and security situation at Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant (ZNPP) has been deteriorating rapidly, “to the point of becoming very alarming.” Today’s Security Council meeting took place a few days after shelling at the ZNPP sparked widespread alarm about the potential risk of a severe nuclear accident at Europe’s largest nuclear power plant, which has six reactors. Based on the most recent information, Grossi noted, IAEA experts have preliminarily assessed that there is no immediate threat to nuclear safety as a result of the shelling or other military actions. However, “this could change at any moment,” he stressed. “Any nuclear catastrophe would be unacceptable, and therefore preventing it should be our overarching goal,” Grossi said. Grossi also briefed on his efforts to agree and lead an IAEA expert mission to the site as soon as possible. Director General Grossi reiterated that the mission would require the cooperation, understanding, and facilitation of both Ukraine and Russia, as well as the continued support of the United Nations and Secretary-General António Guterres. Also briefing at the Security Council, Vasily Nebenzya, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, said that at the Tenth Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, Kyiv’s representatives “are making cynical and absurd accusations, saying that Russia is attacking Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plants.” He added, “These propaganda attacks are being seized upon by the Western press.” “Russia continues to deploy disinformation to distract from the realities on the ground and now claims that Ukraine is culpable for the situation at the Zaporizhzhia facility,” said Bonnie D. Jenkins, US’s Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. “This completely ignores the real issue, which is Russia’s illegal presence at the facility,” she added. According to Sergiy Kyslytsya, Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, the only way to “ultimately remove the nuclear threats stemming from the illegal Russian presence at the nuclear power plant is the withdrawal of the Russian troops and the return of the station to the legitimate control for Ukraine.” He added, “ensuring the safety and security of nuclear facility cannot be seen as a goodwill gesture. This is the duty of an occupying power in accordance with international humanitarian law.”

Published: 11th Aug 2022 09:35:02   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: China/Security Council President on Ukraine - Security Council Media Stakeout (11 August 2022)


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Informal comments to media by Zhang Jun, Permanent Representative of China and President of the Security Council for August, on Ukraine.

Published: 11th Aug 2022 09:28:14   By: United Nations

United Nations Video: Norway on Ukraine - Security Council Media Stakeout (11 August 2022)


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Informal comments to the media by Odd-Inge Kvalheim, Deputy Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations, on Ukraine.

Published: 11th Aug 2022 09:21:59   By: United Nations

CNN Video: Ex-FBI deputy director reacts to attempted breach of Ohio FBI office


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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says police killing a gunman following an attempted breach at the FBI Cincinnati office is a potent example of the state of the threat of political violence in this country. #CNN #News

Published: 12th Aug 2022 04:13:52   By: CNN

CNN Video: 'This is not a Hollywood script, it is lives of human beings': NYC Mayor


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More asylum seekers continue to arrive in New York City on buses sent from Texas. The coordination and conditions of the migrants' travel have created a back and forth between New York City Mayor Eric Adams and Texas Governor Greg Abbott. CNN's Brianna Keilar sits with Adams as he responds to a recent message of Abbott saying he "kind of feels like Clint Eastwood". #CNN #News

Published: 12th Aug 2022 03:39:19   By: CNN

CNN Video: Analyst assesses risk at Ukrainian nuclear power plant


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Malcolm Davis, a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, gives his assessment of the risk posed to the nuclear power plant that is located in Russian-controlled Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine. #CNN #News

Published: 12th Aug 2022 03:15:04   By: CNN

CNN Video: See why some Chinese are thanking Pelosi for her visit to Taiwan


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US House Speaker Pelosi may have left Taiwan, but the retaliation from China is only beginning. Beijing is staging what it claims the largest ever military drills around Taiwan that simulate a blockade. Some in China thank Pelosi for her "helping hand" in what would soon be the "unification" of the "motherland." #CNN #News

Published: 12th Aug 2022 02:16:43   By: CNN

CNN Video: Reporter who broke major story about FBI’s search of Trump's home speaks to CNN


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The Washington Post reported that the FBI sought to locate classified documents related to nuclear weapons, among other items, when agents searched former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. CNN's John Berman spoke with reporter Shane Harris who broke the story. #CNN #News

Published: 12th Aug 2022 01:29:10   By: CNN

BBC News Video: Novelist Salman Rushdie stabbed on stage - BBC News


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Author Salman Rushdie, who suffered years of Islamist death threats after writing The Satanic Verses, has been attacked on stage in New York state. The Booker Prize winner, 75, was speaking at an event at the Chautauqua Institution at the time. New York State Police said a male suspect ran up onto the stage and attacked Mr Rushdie and an interviewer. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #BBCNews

Published: 12th Aug 2022 04:33:18   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: The only EU country where abortion is illegal - BBC News


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Malta is the only EU state with a ban on abortion, there are no exceptions, including in cases of rape or incest. Neither of Malta's main political parties supported a bill to decriminalise abortion last year but campaigners hope that a review of the law, along with shifts in social attitudes, could trigger change. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #BBCNews

Published: 12th Aug 2022 03:52:53   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: Ukrainian President Zelensky accuses Russia of ‘nuclear blackmail’ – BBC News


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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russia of “nuclear blackmail” over its use of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant - the biggest in Europe – as a military base. Invading forces have occupied the site since early March, however, it's still operated by Ukrainian technicians. More shelling of the plant has been reported, with Ukraine and Russia blaming each other for the attack. The UN has warned the strikes could "lead to disaster". Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #Ukraine #Russia #BBCNews

Published: 12th Aug 2022 02:00:24   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: Firefighters from across EU battle huge wildfire in France – BBC News


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Hundreds of firefighters from at least seven EU countries are joining efforts to combat a huge wildfire in south-western France. It has already destroyed about 7,400 hectares (18,286 acres) of forest, officials say. The fire about 30km (19 miles) south-east of Bordeaux has gutted some homes and forced 10,000 residents to flee. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #France #BBCNews

Published: 12th Aug 2022 12:30:00   By: BBC News

BBC News Video: French freediver breaks deep dive world record - BBC News


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A French freediver broke the world record for deepest dive with bi-fins as he descended to a depth of 120m (393ft). Arnaud Jerald took 3 minutes and 34 seconds to complete the dive, during the annual Vertical Blue competition in the Bahamas. It's the seventh time the 26-year-old has broken the world record in his career. Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog #France #bahamas #BBCNews

Published: 12th Aug 2022 11:00:06   By: BBC News

ODN Video: 'MONSTER' Wildfire Forces Thousands to Flee in France


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''MONSTER' Wildfire Forces Thousands to Flee in France' France has called on the help of its European neighbours to fight a so-called ‘monster’ wildfire. More than 1,000 firefighters from across Europe have been mobilised to tackle the 40 km blaze that has gutted homes and forced 10,000 residents to flee. #France #Wildfires #Europe Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 12th Aug 2022 03:37:12   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: The £50 Million Cocaine SUBMARINE Seized by Panama


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'£50 Million of Cocaine Seized in SUBMARINE-style Drug Boat' A semi-submersible drug boat, designed to evade capture, has been seized carrying 625 kg of cocaine in Panama. The narcotics is estimated to be worth more than £50 million. The vessel failed to stay below the radar when it was intercepted by border officials as it travelled through waters near the Colombia border. Three Colombians have been arrested. Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 12th Aug 2022 10:57:35   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: The Moment Petrol-Wielding GUNMAN Takes Entire Bank Hostage


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'The Moment Petrol-Wielding GUNMAN Takes Entire Bank Hostage' A man carrying a shotgun and a petrol canister has stormed into a Beirut bank and taken up to ten people hostage. Bassam al-Shiekh Hussein, aged 42, fired warning shots and threatened to set himself on fire unless his frozen savings were released. According to local media reports, the man has around two hundred thousand dollars stuck in the bank. #Beirut #Lebanon #hostage #heist Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 11th Aug 2022 04:35:31   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: Why the Tragic Murder of Emmett Till May NEVER See Justice


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'Justice for The Lynching of Emmett Till REFUSED' It's been seven decades since the lie that lead to the horrific killing of a black teenager, but the legacy of Emmett Till's death lingers on even now. The brutal lynching left the 14-year-old unrecognisable to even his own mother - whose decision to leave his casket open laid bare the persecution black Americans faced in the southern states. A Mississippi grand jury have declined to indict the woman whose accusations against Till triggered a chain of events that led to his death. #EmmettTill #CivilRightsMovement #Mississippi Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 11th Aug 2022 03:07:30   By: On Demand News

ODN Video: Satellite Images Reveal TRUTH About Crimea Explosion


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'Satellite Images Reveal TRUTH About Crimea Explosion' Russian tourists are fleeing Crimea after an explosion destroyed at least eight warplanes at an airbase on the Peninsula. Ukraine had initially stopped short of claiming responsibility for the attack, joking that a careless smoker ignited the ammunition at Saki Air Base, causing it to combust. But an official later claimed Special Forces carried out the operation, in what would be a significant escalation in its war with Putin’s army. #Russia #Ukraine #Europe #Ukrainewar #Putin Subscribe here: http://bit.ly/ODNsubs Twitter: https://twitter.com/ODN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ODN/ If you wish to purchase any of our clips for commercial use, please visit: http://www.itnproductions.co.uk/news/

Published: 11th Aug 2022 03:06:37   By: On Demand News

CBC Video: Never Have I Ever: What the show means to Mindy Kaling, Maitreyi Ramakrishnan


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The hit Netflix series, Never Have I Ever, has returned for Season 3. CBC News spoke to co-creator Mindy Kaling and star Maitreyi Ramakrishnan about representation in media, how the show has evolved and what comes next. To read more: https://www.cbc.ca/1.6549001 »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 12th Aug 2022 04:31:01   By: CBC News

CBC Video: Documents reveal potential 'breakthrough' with protesters before Emergencies Act invoked


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A national security adviser told federal officials there was a 'potential for a breakthrough' in the Freedom Convoy occupation of Ottawa one day before the government invoked the Emergencies Act to end it, court documents reveal. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 12th Aug 2022 02:06:55   By: CBC News

CBC Video: Trump says he won't oppose release of search warrant


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Former U.S. president Donald Trump says he will not oppose a Justice Department move to unseal the warrant that authorized an FBI search of his Florida estate. His lawyers are expected to respond today. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 12th Aug 2022 01:57:23   By: CBC News

CBC Video: Economists debate whether inflation has peaked


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The U.S. inflation rate cooled to 8.5 per cent last month and the rise in prices is plateauing in Canada. Economists discuss whether inflation has reached its peak in North America, and they weigh the chances of a recession by the end of this year. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 12th Aug 2022 12:39:35   By: CBC News

CBC Video: Hostage standoff at Beirut bank ends with suspect's arrest, no injuries


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A hostage standoff in which an armed man demanded a Beirut bank let him withdraw his savings has ended with the man's surrender and no injuries. Authorities said the man had a canister of gasoline and threatened to set himself on fire unless he was allowed to take out his money. »»» Subscribe to CBC News to watch more videos: http://bit.ly/1RreYWS Connect with CBC News Online: For breaking news, video, audio and in-depth coverage: http://bit.ly/1Z0m6iX Find CBC News on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1WjG36m Follow CBC News on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1sA5P9H For breaking news on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1WjDyks Follow CBC News on Instagram: http://bit.ly/1Z0iE7O Subscribe to CBC News on Snapchat: https://bit.ly/3leaWsr Download the CBC News app for iOS: http://apple.co/25mpsUz Download the CBC News app for Android: http://bit.ly/1XxuozZ »»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»»» For more than 75 years, CBC News has been the source Canadians turn to, to keep them informed about their communities, their country and their world. Through regional and national programming on multiple platforms, including CBC Television, CBC News Network, CBC Radio, CBCNews.ca, mobile and on-demand, CBC News and its internationally recognized team of award-winning journalists deliver the breaking stories, the issues, the analyses and the personalities that matter to Canadians.

Published: 11th Aug 2022 05:26:49   By: CBC News

Global Video: Ballroom culture: World’s 1st Global Black Pride LGBTQ+ celebrations


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The world’s first in-person Global Black Pride (GBP) events were held in Toronto, exactly one month after Pride and overlapping with the city’s Caribbean Carnival. Founded in 2020, it is an event that brings together Black 2SLGBTQIA+ communities across all continents. One of these events was the Black Pride Kiki Ball, co-hosted by the City of Toronto with the Toronto Kiki Ballroom Alliance (TKBA). In Canada, ballroom culture has exploded in recent years. Founded in 2010 in Toronto by Legendary Twysted Miyake-Mugler and Legendary Vixen, TKBA is a space to nurture the needs of 2SLGBTQIA+ BIPOC youth facing barriers and trauma. Started in New York during the 1960s, ballroom spaces were created by the queer and trans Black and Latinx community due to discrimination and a need for a safer nightlife. A function that hosts multiple competitive categories, each event typically consists of a DJ, a commentator, a judges panel, ballroom walkers and spectators coming together to celebrate one another and compete. For the world’s first in-person GBP event, this global event celebrated the unique intersection of these diverse cultures, marking how far the movement has come over the course of 60 years. For those who may be hearing about it for the first time, what exactly is a ball and what does it mean for the community? For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/tag/inside-pride/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #GlobalBlackPride #BallroomCulture

Published: 2nd Aug 2022 01:08:21   By: Global News

Global Video: “I feel very isolated”: People with disabilities face barriers accessing LGBTQ+ spaces


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Disability is a reality for many Canadians. Yet, people with disabilities often struggle to access businesses, nightclubs and other spaces. This is true in the 2SLGBTQQIA+ community as well. “I feel very isolated in a lot of those spaces because they’re not accessible,” disability awareness consultant Andrew Gurza tells Global News about hot spots in Toronto’s LGBTQ+ neighbourhood, “The Village.” “And if I can access the space a lot of the community doesn’t know how to receive me. Has never seen a disabled person like me in the space.” Global News’ Alyssa Julie spoke to two disabled people in the queer community, who said physical barriers aren’t the only hurdle they encounter. Global News’ Alyssa Julie reports. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

Published: 29th Jun 2022 09:00:32   By: Global News

Global Video: Bisexual erasure: What it is, and how it impacts mental health


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Almost 500,000 people in Canada identify as bisexual, according to official data from Statistics Canada. However, although a growing portion of the Canadian population identifies as bisexual, those who come out as such are still met with denial, or their identities are questioned. This phenomenon is referred to as bisexual erasure. One example of this is when a bisexual person is said to be “experimenting,” or transitioning to gay or lesbian, as described by 2SLGBTQQIA+ organizations, like GLAAD or Pflag. Global News’ Alyssa Julie explains what bisexual erasure is and how it can affect the mental health of those impacted. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/8921492/bisexual-stereotypes-stigma-inside-pride/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #2SLGBTQQIA+ #GlobalNews

Published: 22nd Jun 2022 09:00:25   By: Global News

Global Video: Raging Asian Women make themselves heard through traditional Taiko drumming


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In celebration of Asian Heritage Month and Pride in Canada, a group of pan-Asian women and non-binary drummers called Raging Asian Women (RAW), are making themselves heard through the traditional performance of Japanese Taiko drumming, one of the few ensembles of its kind. In Japanese, "taiko" literally means "drum," first used in ancient Japan over 2000 years ago. However the term has also come to refer to the wider art of traditional and modern Japanese drumming, with a mix of various technical rhythms, forms and instruments. The origins of RAW lay in “trying to fight against stereotypes of Asian women as submissive or quiet or powerless,” said Jody Chan, one of the drummers of the group. Y.J., another member of the group, said that “there’s still moments where I just feel a sense of pride and connection that I don’t think I feel anywhere else” when performing or rehearsing. Asian Heritage Month recognizes the contributions and influence of Canadians from diverse Asian backgrounds to the nation’s history, culture, and achievements. Started in the 1990s, the Government of Canada officially designated the month of May for celebrations in 2002. A recent survey released by the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNC) and Project 1907 showed that reports of anti-Asian incidents last year saw a 47 per cent increase from 2020. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/news/7883021/asian-history-month-canada-2021/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews #AsianHeritageMonth #PrideMonth

Published: 31st May 2022 09:51:13   By: Global News

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Parosmia is a post-COVID condition that distorts people's sense of smell, like for third-grade teacher Christine Chipinuck, who has been unable to eat in the staff cafeteria since her diagnosis. It started a few months after recovering from COVID-19, when her toothpaste suddenly tasted rancid and her favourite drink coffee smelled like gasoline. Sometimes she smells hairspray or vomit all day. There are very few things she can eat. There's still a lot to learn about this condition and how long it lasts, but the working theory is COVID-19 affects the receptors in the nose. Su-Ling Goh reports. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #GlobalNews

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