Inside the school for bullied children

Image caption School founder Viv Morgan, pictured here with Benji, set up Northleigh after reading about a teenager’s suicide Lily Povey had changed primary school four times as a result of bullying and had not been in mainstream education for two years when she began attending Northleigh in 2015. Image copyright Northleigh House/BBC Image caption Aaron, pictured aged 12 at Northleigh and now, said he had previously been “agitated and moody” but became much happier after changing schools Aaron Kirsch’s story is a similar one. Growing up in a small Warwickshire village, he was anxious about the move to a large senior school shortly after his 11th birthday. Diagnosed with dyslexia, he also worried about the workload. He was soon …

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland discusses self-care, finding balance amid health problems

Sarah Hyland also announced Wednesday that she is part of Olay’s Skin Transformed campaign and will be featured in a waterproof book. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) One of the things that really helps her, Hyland said, is working out, but spending so much time in the hospital and in recovery makes exercising difficult. Without working out, she told People, she’s been “in a more anxiety-ridden place.” However, she said she’s turned to skincare — something she said she hadn’t paid much attention to before. As she got older, she said, she realized she needed to be taking better care of herself such as “eating more greens than fast food and using moisturizers instead of not and really investing in myself.” …

Denver airport’s $14.5M taxpayer-funded sign busted after less than 2 years in use: reports

LAX TRAVELERS WARNED ABOUT POSSIBLE MEASLES EXPOSURE AGAIN The structure had been gradually deteriorating since being activated in 2017. The airport decided to shut off the “sticks” on April 5 until Panasonic can repair the problems, the Denver Post reported. The sign will still display advertisements on its large television screens in the meantime. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

‘A lot of people think influencers are obnoxious’

Huda Kattan, for example, has been described as “the Bill Gates of beauty influencers” for quitting her job and, with the help of social media, launching her own company, which is now valued at more than $1bn (£760m). So how should an influencer be defined? “It’s someone who has some influence which they can monetise,” explains SJ Nooth-Cooper, a senior manager at Models 1 Talent – an agency which now signs influencers as well as models. “And they have a USP. So whether it’s beauty, fashion, cooking, mental health, being a chef, they can use that to make a business out of it. Skip Instagram post by natashandlovu View this post on Instagram Report End of Instagram post by natashandlovu …

U.S. Files First Criminal Charges Against Major Drug Distributor For Opioid Crisis

Rochester Drug Co-operative Inc (RDC), one of the 10 largest U.S. drug distributors, agreed to pay a $20 million fine and enter a five-year deferred prosecution agreement to resolve charges it turned a blind eye to thousands of suspicious orders for opioids. Laurence Doud, RDC’s chief executive for more than 25 years, was charged in an indictment filed in Manhattan federal court with conspiring to distribute illegal narcotics and conspiring to defraud the United States. Another former executive, compliance chief William Pietruszewski, 53, of Oak Ridge, New Jersey, pleaded guilty to three criminal counts and agreed to cooperate with prosecutors. Opioids, including prescription painkillers and heroin, played a role in a record 47,600 U.S. overdose deaths in 2017, according to …

Former Rwanda rebel group leader accused of war crimes dies

BERLIN – The former head of a Rwandan rebel group has died in Germany while awaiting retrial on war crimes charges, a court says. Ignace Murwanashyaka, the former president of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda, was convicted by a Stuttgart court in 2015 of leading a terrorist organization and four counts of being an accessory to war crimes in eastern Congo a decade ago. He was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment, but the verdict was overturned last year and a retrial was pending. The Stuttgart court said on Wednesday that Murwanashyaka’s health deteriorated suddenly on April 11. He was transferred to a hospital, where he later died. The court declined to provide further details, citing patient confidentiality.

Trump praises Libyan general as his troops march on US backed government in Tripoli

(CNN)President Donald Trump spoke with Libyan general Khalifa Haftar Monday, praising his role in fighting terrorism and securing Libya’s vast oil resources even as Haftar’s troops continue their offensive against the UN and US-backed government in the Libyan capital of Tripoli. “This unilateral military campaign against Tripoli is endangering civilians and undermining prospects for a better future for all Libyans,” he added. At least 213 people have been killed and 1,009 have been injured in clashes around the Libyan capital this month, according to the World Health Organization. While the US has primarily backed the UN recognized Government of National Accord which is based in Tripoli and led by Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, American diplomats and military officers have maintained …

The Latest: Warning letter raises questions in Sri Lanka

A warning shared with Sri Lankan security agencies on April 11 said a local group was planning a suicide terror attack against churches in Sri Lanka. Priyalal Disanayaka, the deputy inspector general of police, signed the letter addressed to the directors of four Sri Lankan security agencies. He asked the four security directors to “pay extra attention” to the places and VIPs in their care. The intelligence report attached to his letter called the group National Towheed Jamaar, said it was targeting “some important churches” in a suicide terrorist attack that was planned to take place “shortly.” The report named six individuals likely to be involved in the plot. On Monday, Sri Lanka’s health minister held up a copy of …

Joko Widodo: Has the shine worn off Indonesia’s Obama?

(CNN)When Joko Widodo became Indonesia’s president five years ago, he drew comparisons with Barack Obama. This time, though, it’s a completely different battle. Although pre-election polls suggest Jokowi, 57, is likely to win a second term, he’s copped criticism from analysts and former supporters who say he has failed to deliver on issues such as human rights — and compromised his values of pluralism to score political points. Jokowi’s choice of a hardline Muslim cleric running mate, for example, mightturn off people who voted for him in 2014 for his commitment to religious freedom. “Jokowi’s credentials as a reformer don’t look as good because he’s made so many compromises with the mainstream,” said Ben Bland, director of Southeast Asia project …

‘I was put in school isolation 240 times’

‘Sit in silence’ In a letter to the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme, the teenager – who we are calling “Sophie” – said: “I decided I’d rather die than be in isolation because of the mood it left me in. “I felt alone and trapped at school for such a long time that I felt as though it would be best, as no-one seemed to care anyway.” Her mother, “Philippa”, estimates that her daughter was placed in an isolation booth at her secondary school more than 240 times in total – beginning in year seven but becoming more frequent in years 10 and 11. The 16-year-old spent every school day from mid-January to March this year in the room, the family …

Barbering Behind Bars: Using A Community Cornerstone For Criminal Justice Reform

Inside the Mecklenburg County Detention Center’s walls sit five brand-new chairs between two pillars decorated like barber poles. The county opened a barber school on April 1 for teenagers in pretrial detention at the jail in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school, called Ausie’s Barber School, is the first of its kind in the state’s jail system. “I’m real excited about this program; it’s been a long time coming,” instructor Jeff Broadie told HuffPost. “We’re looking to have a grand time.” “You’ve got to know hair,” he said. “It’s more than just cutting.” The students will rack up as many hours as they can before eventually applying to take the state exam to become licensed barbers, ready to work. North Carolina …

‘I’ve lost four of my five children’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionDennis Canavan: “I still wake up in the middle of the night sometimes, asking myself, is this true? Or has it been a bad dream? But very sadly it is not a dream.” One of Scotland’s most colourful politicians has revealed he suffers “indescribable bouts of depression” following the deaths of four of his children. Dennis Canavan has endured incredible personal tragedy after losing three sons and his only daughter since 1989. He rarely speaks about his personal life but gave a candid interview to the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme. He admitted he still struggles with grief. Gordon Brewer asked Mr Canavan if his loss has strengthened him in any way. …

An interstellar meteor, Crusader DNA and water on the moon: This week in space and science

(CNN)This week, scientists discovered the interstellar origins of a meteor that crashed into Earth in 2014, and DNA was extracted from the bones of 13th-century soldiers who fought in the Crusades. An interstellar visitor on Earth In 2014, a 1.5-foot-wide meteor crashed near Papua New Guinea. But this one traveled a long, long way to do so — from another solar system. Researchers were able to determine this because of its velocity. It was moving so fast that it was able to make it to our solar system after probably traveling tens of thousands of years. They don’t know how old it is, but it’s probably ancient and contains a combination of a time capsule and message in a bottle …

Bernie Sanders Accuses Liberal Think Tank Of Trying To Stymie His 2020 Campaign

In a Sanders pointed to published last week by ThinkProgress ― a website associated with though editorially independent from CAP ― as evidence of the think tank’s animosity toward him and other progressive candidates in the race. Donald Trump, Sanders said in the letter. Hillary Clinton, who defeated Sanders in the long and bitter 2016 Democratic presidential primary. The The ThinkProgress bothers him a bit” that he keeps getting asked about becoming a millionaire. CAP spokesperson Daniella Gibbs Léger responded on Sunday to Sanders’ barbs with a statement saying the group does not “suggest, edit, approve, or see” ThinkProgress articles before they are published. Last year, CAP released an ambitious new health care proposal which its authors call “unveiled last week. CAP’s …

China’s economy had a steady start to 2019

Hong Kong (CNN Business)China’s economy could be showing renewed signs of life in 2019. Chinese government statistics showed that growth in the first three months of the year was supported by strong manufacturing production and greater spending by Chinese consumers. While China’s current economic growth rate is still its slowest in decades, there have been signs of positivity in recent weeks, with indicators including property prices and bank lending suggesting a more bullish hue. Analysts said that investors will now turn to the possibility of an agreement on trade issues between the United States and China in the coming weeks. Investors’ “risk appetite should improve as China’s economic downturn risk is contained,” Hui added. Stimulus starts to bear fruit Chinese …

Dozens Of Colorado Schools Close As FBI Seeks Woman ‘Infatuated With Columbine’

mass shooting at Columbine High School. All schools in the Denver area were urged to tighten security because the threat was deemed “credible and general,” said Patricia Billinger, a spokeswoman for the Colorado Department of Public Safety. Columbine and more than 20 other schools outside Denver lock their doors for nearly three hours Tuesday afternoon before Wednesday’s complete closures were announced. Denver Public Schools said that all facilities and programs will be closed Wednesday, and there will be no afternoon activities or athletic competitions. The district said the decision to close campuses was in collaboration with other Denver metro-area school districts due to the ongoing safety concern. “We always have heightened awareness close to high-profile anniversaries like this,” Billinger said. …