Facebook live video captures Boston drug overdose

June 28, 2017

(CNN)Two men in Boston tapped on a car window when they saw a man and woman passed out, a needle lying in the woman’s lap. After nearly a minute of banging on the driver’s side window, the woman came to, startled and disoriented. The man, identified in the video as Dan, could not be shaken awake. Dan would not regain any level of consciousness until his friend administered two doses of Narcan. “I have Narcan in the trunk,” the unidentified female says in …


Canadian officer is first woman to lead Changing of the Guard

June 27, 2017

(CNN)A Canadian soldier, Megan Couto, has become the first woman to lead the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. “I know certainly for myself, it’s a great pleasure to be considered an equal of my peers, and any one of my peers would be absolutely delighted to be the captain of the guard here,” Couto said. “So I feel equally honored to be given the opportunity regardless of my gender.” The ceremony takes place at 11:00 a.m. sharp on any …


10 miscarriages in 10 years: One couple’s heartbreak – BBC News

June 25, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“I want to look at a child and see my husband looking back up at me” Jen Bickel and her husband Andrew are no strangers to heartache, having suffered 10 miscarriages in as many years. The 39-year-old, from Cardiff, has endured several rounds of punishing IVF, two ectopic pregnancies resulting in surgery, and she is still no closer to finding out the cause of the problem. Here, in her own words, she talks about the …


‘I kept my daughter’s body at home for three weeks’ – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… Find out more Cara Mair and Sarah Clarke-Kent encourage bereaved families to get involved in every aspect of the funeral process. Their company features in a forthcoming documentary called Dead Good. In this clip, a woman has chosen to help prepare a dear friend for his funeral. Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionSarah and Cara help a woman to bathe and dress her friend for burial In 1998, Gilli lost a second child, Robbie, who was still-born. She had learned some …


Physician Says Racist ‘White Doctor’ Rant Reflects Larger Issue In Canada

June 22, 2017

A lot of physicians who are visible minorities or have accents that suggest that theyre immigrants, they face this, Dr. Nadia Alam, leader of the Ontario-based organization and a blogger for HuffPost Canada, told CBC Toronto. When told to go to a hospital instead, the woman responded, Im not going there with all those Paki doctors. Alam told CTV News that she was horrified by the footage. It brought back memories of racism that I dealt with as a child, racism I dealt with as a medical …


Cosby, Castile, Carter: Three trials that gripped the nation

June 18, 2017

(CNN)A mistrial, an acquittal, a conviction. Three major trials that gripped the nation came to markedly different conclusions last week. All three ended as the week came to a close, each with its own result and its own reaction. Cosby attorney: I was concerned for his health Castile’s mom: Our civilization is devolving Did teen’s texts lead to her boyfriend’s suicide? …


Theresa May: 10 reasons why the PM blew her majority – BBC News

June 14, 2017

Image copyright Getty Images This was Theresa May’s election – the Conservatives were some way off in the distance, if they were visible at all, at the start of the campaign. But was she the right kind of candidate to be placed front and centre like this? Katie Perrior, Mrs May’s former director of communications thinks not. Writing in the Times, she said: “If you run a presidential-style campaign with a woman who doesn’t like media interviews, then you have to …


Pakistan says slain Chinese misused business visas, were missionaries

June 13, 2017

(CNN)Two slain Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan in May and whose deaths ISIS has claimed responsibility for had been missionaries and the “misuse” of their business visas contributed to their abductions and deaths, Pakistan’s interior minister said. The man, 24, and woman, 26, killed were among a group of Chinese citizens who obtained a business visa from the Pakistani Embassy in Beijing, the ministry statement said. …


Election 2017: What do leaders do in their spare time? – BBC News

June 4, 2017

… Foster (left) and Jonathan Bartley both enjoy music, while Caroline Lucas (right) loves animals Caroline Lucas says she joined the Green Party in 1986 after being “utterly inspired” by Jonathon Porritt’s book Seeing Green. She’s also mentioned reading The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life, by William Nicholson, which she described as “an incredibly compassionate novel”. Leanne Wood’s politics are said to have been inspired by the novel woman on the …


Artist Protests ‘Fearless Girl’ By Installing Urinating Dog At Her Feet

June 1, 2017

Sculptor Alex Gardega told The New York Post that the proud, gangly young woman is corporate nonsense. To protest, Gardega put up a work of his own: a shoe-sized pug urinating at the girls ankles. Unlike Fearless Girl and the financial districts renowned bull, the dog is a carefully stylized work, rather than a realistic one. I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull, Gardega told the outlet. The creator of the …


Painful Chinese Foot-Binding Was More Than An Erotic Practice, Study Finds

… findings, Bossen believes, prove that women in rural areas who had bound feet didnt get the recognition they deserved. And while this new research suggests that this painful practice wasnt solely for mens desire, it doesnt make the practice any less oppressive. This woman’s mother did not properly bind her feet. “That is, her mother lacked expertise so that the feet did not achieve the desired shape, but were nonetheless painfully deformed,” Bossen explained. Still, …

May 27, 2017

You Are Not Perfect, But You Are All Of These Things

… their luck. You are your sisters impeccable delivery of sarcasm. You are the remembrance of the fact that most of us are trying our best. Now let me tell you what you are not. You are not your fathers decision to leave your mother when she became pregnant with you. You are not a parents drug addiction. You are not someone who deserves to be yelled at. You are not the young man or the young woman who waits for someone to decide that they might love you too. You are not a person who begs for …

May 25, 2017

Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

The name doesn’t seem to mean much to them. It would have been a different story 36 years ago, when the Thatcher government closed Consett’s steel works, with the loss of 3,700 jobs. The devastation inflicted on this remote town high on the edge of the Pennines, where unemployment soared to 36%, made the national news and became a symbol of the harsh medicine the Thatcher government thought it had to administer to Britain’s heavy industries. It sowed the seeds for the …

May 22, 2017

Biden Reportedly Slams Hillary: ‘I Never Thought She Was The Correct Candidate’

I never thought she was the correct candidate, Biden said at the SALT conference in Las Vegas, according to Fusion reporter Hamilton Nolan.I thought I was the correct candidate. No man or woman should announce for the presidency unless they genuinely believe that for that moment in the nations history they are the most qualified person to deal with the issues facing the country, TheStreet quoted him as saying. I had planned on running for president, and although it would have been a very …

May 20, 2017

Driver charged with murder in Times Square crash

New York (CNN)Richard Rojas, the man who allegedly struck a group of pedestrians with his vehicle in Manhattan’s Times Square Thursday, has been arrested and charged with murder, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, according to a press release from the New York City Police Department. An 18-year-old woman was killed and at least 22 people were injured, city officials said. Police identified the woman as Alyssa Elsman, a resident of Portage, …

May 19, 2017