Suicide prevention ‘top priority’, health minister

‘First hand’ “I’ve known people that have taken their own lives,” Lightbody told BBC News NI. “Friends, family and indeed myself have struggled with mental health problems. I avoided doing anything about it until I was nearly 40. “I know first hand how debilitating it can be.” Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe singer has previously spoken about his own battles with depression Northern Ireland has the highest suicide rate in the UK, with five people dying each week, and since Christmas there have been at least five suicides reported in north Belfast alone. The idea for the open letter to health minister Robin Swann, published in Tuesday’s Irish News and Belfast Telegraph, came from boxer Michael …

This Adorable Blind And Deaf Dog Comforts Every Foster Pet That His Owner Brings Home And Its Wholesome

We don’t need to tell you that dogs are wholesome beings because you probably already know that. Yet, they never stop surprising us with their compassion, loyalty, and the joy they bring us. All we have to do to deserve it is to simply be kind and take good care of them. That’s something Sheryl Smith has been doing for years. She made it her duty to rescue abandoned, mistreated and ill animals, nurse them back to health and help them find a loving home. That’s how she met her dog Shiro, a puppy who recently went viral for comforting foster pets that come to his home. Meet Shiro, a deaf and partially blind puppy who loves helping to comfort …

Eric Cantona and ‘the hooligan’: the impact of the kung-fu kick 25 years on

Twenty-five years have passed since Cantona launched himself into the crowd at Selhurst Park. It remains his best moment Eric Cantona scored 82 goals for Manchester United. He won four league titles and two Doubles, and was a catalyst for the most successful period in the clubs history. None of that will keep him warmest in his dotage. My best moment? I have a lot of good moments but the one I prefer is when I kicked the hooligan. Cantona always refers to Matthew Simmons, with a delightful, absent-minded contempt, as the hooligan. Its a neat way of dehumanising Im In The Mood For Dancing by the Nolans, who were also on the show. Then they headed to Croydon Magistrates …

‘Vanderpump Rules’ Recap: It’s Not About The Apple Watch | Betches

Vanderpump Rules. Since last episode, both Max and Brett got exposed for racist tweets in their past. They look the same they have the same trash attitudes. What’s in the water over there? It remains to be seen if they will actually be fired, or cut out of the season at all. Knowing Bravo, I’m not holding out hope. In fact, they’ll probably give them a spin-off. Well, I guess that would be one way for me to learn to tell them apart. Just kidding, you can put me through 22 straight weeks of 40-year-olds denying they use illicit substances in order to consistently black out, but you could put me through watching nothing but those Walmart brand Ken Dolls. …

TSA Employee Accidentally Gropes A Womans Chest Thinking Shes A Boy, Ends Up Scoring A Date With Her

Reddit user TifuthrowawayTSA4 told the r/tifu community about the awkward situation when he realized that the person he patted down was none other than an adult woman with her college hoodie and yoga pants. Several apologies were due. A TSA employee told the internet a very embarrassing story about a day at work a year ago Image credits: webphotographeer (Not the actual photo) We wanted to know if TifuthrowawayTSA4 still felt embarrassed when he thinks about what happened that day. “Yes, I do. Some of my coworkers still give me sh*t about it. It’s become kind of a running joke at my airport.” Bored Panda was curious to find out how the couple celebrated their anniversary. “I took a day …

Basketbrawl, a one-armed golfer’s hole in one and Mahomes magic | Classic YouTube

Also featuring Wes McDonald morphing into Messi, C64 nostalgia with Peter Shilton and harsh red cards 1) Keeper saves penalty. Booked for coming off his line. Keeper saves penalty again. Sent off after second yellow for coming off his line. where you can get sent off for having a drink. If you want a kinder game, as all hell breaks loose in the closing moments of the college match between Kansas and K-State. 3) One-armed amateur golfer Laurent Hurtubise Wes McDonald morphs into Wessi in the dying minutes to score the winner against Crawley. 5) Marvel at Bowls! 7) Maradona Peter Shiltons Handball Maradona, the game in which you get to control the legendary goalkeeper in matches that bear absolutely …

Breathing life into black British history

The African girl adopted by Queen Victoria “As a child I’d heard of Queen Victoria having a black godchild,” says Janice Okoh, whose new play The Gift includes Bonetta’s story, alongside a fictional modern-day black woman, also called Sarah. “The story goes that she was about to be sacrificed by an African king,” Okoh says of Bonetta. “We don’t know whether that story is 100% true. “Queen Victoria did not bring her up in her palace, but she fostered her out to people she knew. But Sarah Bonetta had a strong relationship with Queen Victoria’s children and mixed in their circles.” The national slave debt only repaid in 2015 Image copyright Steve Tanner/RSC Image caption Juliet Gilkes Romero: “When I …

Erling Braut Hland continues ‘wonderful’ scoring run, breaks league record

(CNN)You might have thought scoring a debut hat-trick might earn you a start in the next game. The Norwegian striker’s double takes his tally to five goals in his first two games for his new club. Having started on the bench on his debut against Augsburg, he came on to score a second-half, 23-minute hat-trick in a 5-3 victory. It means that Håland’s five goals have come in his first hour of football in Germany. He also broke a Bundesliga record with his two goals, as no previous player had scored five goals in their first two appearances in the German top flight. “It’s simply wonderful — five goals, two games, there are worse starts,” said Dortmund captain Marco Reus …

Quentin Tarantino: I am in combat with blockbuster franchises

Quentin Tarantino says original movies are in a war with superhero and Star Wars franchises, echoing Martin Scorseses attack on Marvel films Quentin Tarantino has joined Martin Scorsese in voicing discontent at the dominance of franchise and superhero films, suggesting there is a war for movies taking place between original film-making and blockbuster commercial product. told the news site Deadline: The commercial product that is owned by the conglomerates, the projects everybody knows about and has in their DNA, whether it be the Marvel Comics, the Star Wars, Godzilla and James Bond, those films never had a better year than last year. However, he said the world domination of such films was foiled as a lot of original movie [content] …

DirecTV rushes to dispose of satellite that might explode

New York (CNN Business)A DirecTV satellite at risk of exploding will make an emergency maneuver to push itself into a deserted area of space known as “graveyard” orbit, according to public filings. The hope is that the satellite won’t burst in its operational orbit, where the debris could put other expensive communications satellites at risk. Spaceway-1 provides back-up capacity for DirecTV customers in Alaska, according to public documents. DirecTV’s parent company AT&T, which also owns CNN, said in an emailed statement that it does not expect service interruptions for customers and will replace the satellite with another device in its fleet. A spokesperson did not respond to additional requests for details Thursday. After discovering the malfunction, DirecTV was able to …

45 Times Parents Hilariously Expressed Their Struggles On Twitter (New Pics)

Plenty of dads and moms out there know that sadness shared is halved and that being able to laugh at themselves is necessary for a bright and wholesome life. That’s why they share their (painfully) hilarious excerpts from their parenting lives on the internet. The Bored Panda team collected some of the very best parenting memes for you to enjoy, so scroll away! Don’t forget to upvote your faves and share your own funny parenting stories in the comments. #4 #5 #6 We also wanted to know what parts of parenting Samantha find the hardest, as well as the most rewarding. “For me, the hardest part of parenting is accepting that we’re going to face challenges as parents no matter …

Boris Johnson backs slate landscape Unesco bid

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe area that “roofed the 19th Century world” The slate landscape around Gwynedd has been formally submitted as a nominee for Unesco World Heritage site status. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it was “an area of remarkable uniqueness and breathtaking beauty”. UK Heritage Minister Helen Whately made the announcement on Friday and it is anticipated a decision will be taken next year. The area is said to have “roofed the 19th Century world” as slate from its quarries was exported around the globe. If accepted, the landscape, which runs throughout the county of Gwynedd, will become the UK’s 33rd Unesco World Heritage site, and the fourth in Wales. The others in Wales …

What We Know About Tyler Cameron’s New TV Show | Betches

It’s crazy to think that a year ago, Hannah Brown was still just an average competitor on The Bachelor, and Tyler Cameron was just a twinkle in Chris Harrison’s eye. In case you haven’t noticed, a lot has happened in the last 12 months. Hannah became the Bachelorette, we met Tyler, she broke his heart (maybe), they ~got drinks~, he dated Gigi Hadid for a while, and now he’s easily one of the most famous people to ever come from the show. Since Tyler’s time on The Bachelorette came to an end last summer, it’s a little unclear what he’s been up to. Aside from dating Gigi and maybe Stassie Karanikolaou) and working with ABC Food Tours, it seems like he’s just kind of …

Your Grandparents’ Refrigerator Added To A Huge Amount Of Arctic Warming

Your grandparents’ old refrigerator helped contribute to a huge amount of warming in the Arctic in the latter half of the 20th century.  A new study has found ozone-depleting substances (ODS), synthetic chemicals that were previously used in refrigerants and propellants for aerosol sprays, could be responsible for half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss between 1955 and 2005. On top of that, this nasty brigade of chemicals is also to blame for a third of all global warming during that period. The new study by Columbia University can be found in the journal Nature Climate Change. The research used climate simulations both with and without the emission of ODS that began in the 1950s. Without ODS, the models showed …

X Games Paralympian gets new cutting-edge prosthesis for Adaptive Snow BikeCross

“Monster” Mike Schultz is gearing up for his latest winter competition. The X Games Paralympic athlete has a new cutting-edge prosthesis that will take his power and vigor to the next level. (“Monster” Mike Schultz) The new technology is designed to help Schultz, who is a nine-time X Games gold medalist and a gold and silver medalist from the 2018 Paralympic Winter Games in snowboarding, compete in Adaptive Snow BikeCross. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM The athlete said: “My prosthetic leg system basically acts like suspension for my body and absorbs impacts and assists with knee extension while I’m moving around on my bike. I can calibrate the alignment and tune the spring and hydraulic resistance to …