Game on!

Sports and leagues are planning on opening up again with major changes being made for example, there won’t be anybody in the seats because of the COVID-19 outbreak. Golf is back while the NBA is on course to a July 31st reopening. Major League Soccer will also be making their return early next month.

The MLB is going back and forth without any real decisions being made meanwhile the NHL is a go for sure. They just need to set a date and play into the summer. They will also be choosing two buildings to play in for the season reducing the transfer of disease. There will be no fans in the seats which should make for some interesting dialogue one normally wouldn’t hear with all of that noise from the crowd being non-existent.

“Deprived of Their Childhood” – Pope Francis

Friday June 12, 2020 makes World Day Against Child Labour. “In the current health emergency situation, in several countries many children and young people are forced into jobs that are inappropriate for their age in order to help their families in conditions of extreme poverty.” Pope Francis explained.

“We are all responsible for the scourge of child labour.” His Holiness appealed to the international community to protect boys and girls who are forced into child labour losing their childhoods and more.

For more words of His Holy Father please visit https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2020-06/pope-francis-audience-appeals-child-labour.html for the official release.

Racist Statues and Monuments

Racist monuments, statues and streets are being defaced, torn down and renamed after the widespread solidarity shown in the last few weeks of demonstration all over the world frowning on police brutality and racism while protesters demand justice and in some cases, demanding and threatening to abolish the police departments in there area altogether.

The defacing and tearing down of monuments and statues is not a new happening by any means. Confederate and other debated statues and monuments have been taken down before on many occasions. The vandalism and protests toward racist monuments is as old as the monuments themselves. In the struggle for freedom, monuments and statues as well as historical tributes remain a front line in the fight for a free world. Times are changing and this is is a sign of the times.

Widespread Solidarity

Protests outside the white house with President Trump inside have reached the largest anti-racism and anti-police brutality demonstration during the last week of assembly. Protesters are also opposed to the way Trump has been handling the growing situation.

I’m reminded of 2016 when American athletes took a knee during the United States national anthem in protest of racism and police brutality. In solidarity protesters in many cities have been taking a knee which is proving to be a very effective strategy in every place where there is indignation due to the injustice of racism and police brutality. Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada took a knee. Many leaders and even police officers in several cities have joined the protesters in support of the cause.

Vatican City Remains Healthy

Vatican City currently has no confirmed cases of coronavirus said The Director of the Holy See Press Office, Matteo Bruni, announcing that the last person in the Vatican to have been reported sick in the past few weeks also tested negative for COVID-19.

This simply proves that it is possible to defeat the transmission of the virus through proper measures that we’ve all been learning about over the last several months. This good news comes to us after a statement released on Saturday from the Holy See.

Covid-19 Vaccine Progress

There is potential for a vaccine to be put to market possibly in 12-18 months if all goes according to plan. Progress is currently in phase 1-3 with other options that are in the pre-clinical stages of research and development. Vaccines take a long time to produce so it is important that we all remain patient, strong and optimistic during this time of limbo and obedience. Earth strong!

In order to defy fake news please check major news resources that are trusted and concrete in their information regarding the pandemic.

All too many times people do not do the extra research and misinformation can then spread causing panic and disorder within our sharing of information. Let’s all make sure we are on the same page.

Ottawa Protests a Display of Grace

Peaceful and calm appeared the black masked Prime Minister himself as he joined the people in defiance against racism proving that he is no different than any of us confirming compassion and leadership at the Ottawa, Canada protests in support of civil rights.

It is with my greatest Canadian pride to hear that the protests in Ottawa remained peaceful as thousands took to the streets in order to grind out a solution to the very old problem of racial inequality.

If anything changes pertaining to the keeping of peaceful protests then updates will be submitted on a daily basis. Updates can be found on The Current Wave page. Don’t forget to check the major news resources for more detailed coverage about the unfolding situation that is gripping the entire planet.