Suicide help for families ‘sadly lacking’

“She found it really difficult over the years but she was a survivor and she always seemed to come through.” Despite this, she said the “signs were always there” for the former Ysgol Moelwyn pupil. Male suicide ‘a national emergency’ ‘My father’s suicide was not my fault’ ‘More can be done’ to prevent student suicide in Wales “But I genuinely thought she had got past it,” her mother said. “She had got a place to study nursing, she’d been working full-time in Bristol and she had a house and a mortgage.” However, 7 August last year was the day that changed Ms Roberts’ life forever – when her daughter took her life. She said: “You get a knock on the …

Boy, 6, ‘falls from rollercoaster’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe six-year-old boy was taken by air ambulance to Leeds General Infirmary A six-year-old boy has been airlifted to hospital after witnesses said he fell from a theme park ride. The boy is believed to have fallen from the Twister rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon, in North Yorkshire. Witnesses reported hearing screams and seeing the boy “hanging backwards” from the carriage. Police said his condition was not believed to be life-threatening, and the park said the ride was closed and health and safety experts were on site. It added: “We take the health and safety of our visitors very seriously and are committed to providing support to the affected family. Image …

British soldier ‘drowns in canal in France’

“Our thoughts are with their family at this difficult time.” French police are understood to be investigating but are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. A post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out. The anniversary of the Normandy landings is being marked by a series of events this week, with Prince Charles, US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May travelling to France for the occasion. Pegasus Bridge was the first site liberated by British forces during the Allied invasion on D-Day. It was named after the emblem worn by British airborne troops, who flew in by glider and parachute at just after midnight on 6 June 1944 to capture the bridge in Bénouville.

True Scary Stories Megamix (50 Of The Creepiest Ones Ive Found In Awhile)

Erin Cossetta Updated May 31, 2019 By Rob Potter Mystery guest A few years back, I lived with my mother and german shepherd in a two bedroom rented town home. I got home from work one day and went about my daily routine. When it came time to eat dinner i knocked on my mom’s door to come and eat. I smelled cigarette smoke and heard her grunt a response. So I went back down and ate alone. I figured i would just put a plate away for her. Fast forward to about 2 am, I am awoken by someone holding my hand and gently shaking it. I immediately shoot straight up and look around. My dog, who is overly …

Snooping Through Your Partners Phone Could Be An Indication Of The Relationship Ending

Nosing through your partner’s smartphone could reflect whether or not your relationship is headed downhill, according to new research presented earlier this year. To find out the motivation behind snooping, the researchers asked more than 100 people to share a time when they either snooped through a close contact’s phone or someone they knew had gone through theirs. Participants in Europe, Canada, and the US were asked in an online survey to describe events leading up to the snooping incident, how it was conducted, and what happened afterward. Of those who gave personal anecdotes, 45 percent said the relationship – friendship, romantic, or otherwise – eventually ended, while 55 percent said they made it through. “In cases where the relationship ended, it was either because the …

Sir Philip Green charged in US over claims he touched pilates instructor

Arizona authorities accuse Arcadia mogul of repeatedly touching instructor inappropriately claims Green denies Sir Philip Green has been charged with four counts of misdemeanour assault in the US after a pilates instructor alleged he repeatedly touched her inappropriately, Arizona authorities have said. Lauren Deakin, a deputy county attorney in Pima county, said Green had been formally charged with four counts of knowingly touching another person with the intent to injure, insult or provoke. Greens alleged victim told police the Arcadia boss had spanked and grabbed her backside in 2016 and 2018 at a luxury resort in Tucson. In a copy of the police interview, obtained by the Press Association, Katie Surridge said that the creepy old man had vigorously slapped …

US efforts to jail Assange for espionage are a grave threat to a free media | Alan Rusbridger

I found the WikiLeaks co-founder a troubling figure when I worked with him, but Americas case would criminalise journalistic inquiry Do you remember the Chelsea Manning, who leaked it, and Daniel Ellsberg, for harming national security in 1971. Ellsberg, an intelligence analyst, found that the Vietnam war had been prosecuted on the basis of a web of lies and thought the public deserved to know. To Nixon, Ellsbergs commitment to the truth was treason. He reached for the Espionage Act. Today Ellsberg is celebrated as a principled whistleblower but he came close to being jailed for his courage. That the New York Times was free to publish the leaked papers was down to judges. Murray Gurfein, a federal judge, refused …

Leader of Racist, Far-Right Britain First Accused of Domestic Assault

The leader of a racist U.K. group was caught admitting to assaulting two women, including a deputy leader of his group, the BBC reports. Hes the latest far-right leader accused of domestic violence in recent years. Paul Golding is the leader of Britain First, a militant racist group that has conducted raids on U.K. mosques and led Christian patrols in Londons streets. The group justifies its attacks on Muslims and immigrants by accusing them of attacking white British women. But in a recording released by the BBC, Golding appears to admit to hitting two women himself, including former Britain First deputy Jayda Fransen. The recording highlights a strong trend of misogyny on the far right, which often uses anti-feminism to …

Paladin Drones picks up $1.3M to give first responders a live feed of emergencies

In emergency situations, minutes can mean the difference between life and death. Paladin Drones, a company launching out of Y Combinator, wants to use technology to minimize the amount of time between a 911 call and a response through autonomous drones. The company today announced the close of a $1.3 million seed round with participation from Khosla Ventures and Paul Buchheit. Paladin’s software allows a drone — right now the software works with DJI drones — to deploy to the location of an incident and let first responders scope out the area beforehand. For example, a Paladin Drone might be deployed to the site of the fire, where it will arrive before first responders in an attempt to map out …

Trump May Pardon Several Suspected War Criminals. These Are Their Stories.

President numerous military members accused of various war crimes. The alleged crimes include premeditated murder, desecrating corpses and shooting unarmed civilians. The plan has caused intense backlash: The notoriously apolitical retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, tweeted  Edward Gallagher about his case. Gallagher faces some of the most serious charges of those who may receive pardons, including premeditated murder and threatening to kill fellow service members if they informed others of his actions. Gallagher is set to face a military court and the exact details of his case are not public, but several publications, including The San Diego Union-Tribune have obtained court documents and judge’s rulings in the lead-up to the trial …

Muslim Candidates Feel The Effect Of Trump Attacks On Ilhan Omar

Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) has had real, harmful effects not just on the first-year congresswoman, but on Muslim candidates running for public office at the state and local levels as well.  significant criticism ― including from members of her own party ― for comments about Israel, which they said played into anti-Semitic tropes. She apologized, but Trump and his allies used the dust-up to further paint her and the Democratic Party as anti-Israel and anti-Jewish. In April, Trump tweeted a video that characterize her as anti-Semitic in tweets and speeches. a rise in death threats following all the Trump attacks. Her office said she “receives daily death threats ― almost all of them threatening to kill her because of her religion.” …

Hack Brief: 885 Million Sensitive Financial Records Exposed Online

After a solid decade of nonstop corporate data breaches and exposures, you'd think large organizations would have at least fixed the most basic and obviously damaging types of data mishandling. But there's clearly still a long way to go. On Friday, independent security journalist Brian Krebs revealed that the real estate and title insurance giant First American had 885 million sensitive customer financial records, going back to 2003, exposed on its website for anyone to access. And while there isn't currently evidence that anyone actually found and stole the information, it was so easy to grab—and so obviously valuable to scammers—that it's hard to rule out that possibility. The Hack Krebs reports that the exposed records included Social Security numbers, …

Officials Are Taking Drastic Measures To Deal With India’s Misbehaving Macaques

Last week, a protest broke out in Badnawar, India – a response to a rogue monkey that has been menacing the town. The simian’s victim count has reached 10 and includes Nathuram, a 60-year-old man who tragically died as a result of his injuries. India’s macaque population is part of a large and growing problem caused by human infringement on their territory and the monkeys’ wily resourcefulness. As Gizmodo recently reported, there were 86 reports of monkey harassments between 2017 and 2018. And that was just in the state of Himachal Pradesh. In other parts of the country, monkeys have been caught stealing money, snatching food, and vandalizing infrastructure. Not even India’s elected officials are safe, with gangs of simians taking over areas of land around parliament …

Viral ‘Egg Boy’ announces he’s donated his GoFundMe money to charity

Once again, Australia’s “Egg Boy” has proven to be not the hero we deserve, but the one we need. Will Connolly, you may recall, is the teenager who became an instant star after smashing an egg over the head of a racist, xenophobic Australian politician following the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand. And now he’s donating legal funds raised for him on GoFundMe to victims of the shooting. While it’s been known for a few months now that Connolly was going to donate the money, the teen posted on his Instagram account on Tuesday that he finally had made the donation, totaling nearly $100,000. No word if that’s in Australian or U.S. dollars and how much, in total, was raised …

44 Tips That Socially Awkward 20-Somethings Should Use To Make More Friends

By Court Prather If you’re socially awkward, here are a few tips on how to feel more comfortable in conversations from Ask Reddit.  By Court Prather 1. Many people find complaining and pointing out negative things as the easiest methods of conversation, but it’s not a great way to make a good impression or connect with people. You’ll just be seen as a walking buzzkill. 2. Don’t explain the plots of books, movies or dreams in anything longer than three sentences. 3. Don’t highlight your flaws. If you make a mistake, say something awkward or just have a bad zit, don’t draw everyone’s attention to it. They probably didn’t notice. 4. Not reading when people are ready to go. If …

Pentagon Wants to Send 10,000 Troops to Middle East Amid Rising Iran Tensions: Report

The Pentagon is set to present plans to the White House on Thursday outlining the proposed deployment of up to 10,000 troops to the Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran, the Reuters also reported Wednesday that the Defense Department was considering a plan to send 5,000 additional troops to the region. Sources said the request had been made by U.S. Central Command, but it was not yet clear if the Pentagon would approve. A source also told Reuters the troops would be a defensive force. As a matter of longstanding policy, we are not going to discuss or speculate on potential future plans and requests for forces, Commander Rebecca Rebarich, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told Reuters. Speculation that the U.S. …