How lunch with a friend caused years of trauma

“As soon as I hit the floor I knew something was wrong.” Pain shot up her spine, people rushed towards her and someone called an ambulance. Rob “came hurtling down the stairs looking as white as the staircase”, bringing any secrecy around their relationship to an abrupt end. Fearing she may have sustained a serious back injury, Bethany knew to lie still. She remained on the floor, able to see Bristol Royal Infirmary through a rain-splattered window, and awaited the paramedics. They put her in a spinal brace and took her to hospital where she was assessed. Bethany recalls that she “wasn’t kicking off” so the staff must have thought she had a light injury. She was taken in a …

Snooker player quits over ‘men-only’ rule

“When we were playing [these teams] I would just have to stay at home.” Latest news and stories from across Yorkshire She said she had approached the organising committee of the Crosshills And District Snooker League asking it to step in. “I think we should make it so these ‘men-only’ clubs are not allowed into the league if they are not going to let women play,” she added. Related Topics Cross Hills Keighley Sexism Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Controversial mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor announces his retirement

(CNN)Mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor has announced his retirement from the sport, posting the news on Twitter. McGregor’s announcement comes just hours after an interview aired on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon in which the fighter claimed he was in negotiations for an upcoming fight. McGregor, told Fallon, “My next fight, we’re in talks for July. We’ll see what happens. A lot of politics going on. The fight game is a mad game but as I said again, to my fans I am in shape and I am ready.” This isn’t the first time McGregor has tweeted his retirement. In 2016, he tweeted “I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.” CNN has …

Parkland community grapples with trauma after apparent suicides of two students

Parkland, Florida (CNN)After the apparent suicides of two students, Parkland is reckoning with the trauma carried by survivors and family members of last year’s mass shooting. “Over the past year, I’ve had friends threaten to kill themselves and I’ve talked them down over the phone,” he said. Despite the semblance of some normalcy, trauma remains bubbling underneath. “They’re afraid to go into classrooms,” Koerber said of friends who’ve struggled. “And even if they’re not afraid to go into the classrooms, it’s the little things in their life that trigger the subconscious PTSD that they’ve experienced. It boils over and for lack of a better term, makes people snap. They don’t know how to deal with it, and they’re not being …

Tourism chief quits after expenses probe

“Sir Gary has agreed to voluntarily reimburse Welcome to Yorkshire for monies owed.” The 54-year-old had held the role since October 2008, but rose to public prominence when he brought the world’s biggest cycling race, the Tour de France, to Yorkshire in 2014. He also instigated the annual Tour de Yorkshire race, the fifth edition of which will be staged in May, and led the way in securing the rights to host the UCI Road Cycling World Championships which will be staged in Yorkshire in September. Mr Verity said he had tried to “set the highest standards of personal performance and leadership”. “Where this has been achieved, I am grateful and when, on occasions, I have fallen short, I apologise,” …

Start your Monday smart: Netanyahu, Jayme Closs, China, Apple, March Madness

(CNN)Antigua has a beach for every day of theyear. So, let’s start counting! (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. You give us five minutes, and we give you five things you must know for your weekday, plus a Sunday edition to get your week started smart. Sign up here.) NFL: Drew Brees becomes all-time passing leader • A method to the Madness. College basketball’s top teams are plodding the road to glory, with men’s and women’s games all week, en route to the April championships. Netanyahu channeling Trump amid corruption charges • Apple hosts its next big reveal. Rumors are that a new streaming service will steal the show at …

Super Rugby sides Crusaders and Waratahs make poignant tribute to Christchurch victims

(CNN)There were emotional scenes at the Sydney Cricket Ground as players from the Crusaders and the New South Wales Waratahs formed a huddle ahead of Saturday’s Super Rugby game to pay tribute to the victims of the mosque shootings in Christchurch. The Crusaders’ match against the Highlanders scheduled for last weekend was canceled out of respect for the victims of the attacks. READ: Crusaders mull changing name after Christchurch massacre “That transcends sport,” said Gibson, who spent six years as a player with the Crusaders. “You think of others in far worse situations. It was a really nice touch tonight.” That the Crusaders lost their first game since March last year — a 19-match winning streak during which they were …

The Curious Link Between Bernie Sanders And Beto ORourke

Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Texas) hail from opposite sides of the country, are separated by more than three decades in age and represent different ends of the Democratic Party’s ideological spectrum. What they do share, apparently, is a knack for small-dollar fundraising. In the first 24 hours after announcing his bid, O’Rourke raised $6.1 million from 128,000 individual contributionsover 223,000 contributors. While Sanders’ small-donor appeal, tried and tested during his 2016 presidential bid, was a known asset going into this election cycle, O’Rourke’s initial fundraising prowess has surprised some observers. It is no coincidence that the two candidates sit atop the 2020 fundraising primary. O’Rourke first showcased his success in attracting small donors and volunteers during his 2018 Senate run, when …

“Sometimes it feels like I’m alone” — The struggles and sacrifices of trying to fulfill a sporting dream

(CNN)When the snow melts, when fields of white turn luscious green leaving no remnants of winter behind, Harry Laidlaw will leave Europe and return to Australia. The Australian is not yet one of the world’s best Alpine skiers and neither does he come from a country with infinite resources to finance his ambitions, which means reaching the pinnacle is not only a question of talent but economics, too. It can be a brutal existence, akin to climbing Everest in flip-flops: Few become great without funding, but few want to fund those who aren’t great. READ: Found as a baby dying on the streets, now a champion skier “It’s not easy,” says Laidlaw in his easygoing Australian manner. “Australia doesn’t have …

Cristiano Ronaldo fined by UEFA for ‘cojones’ celebration

(CNN)Cristiano Ronaldo has been fined €20,000 ($22,700) by UEFA for his “cojones” celebration during Juventus’ last-16 Champions League victory over Atletico Madrid. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videos Ronaldo’s celebration came after he had scored a late penalty to secure his hat-trick and Juventus’ passage through to the quarterfinals on aggregate. The Portugal captain will face Ukraine and Serbia in the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers after receiving his first international call-up since the 2018 World Cup. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Footballer Adam Johnson released from jail

Image copyright Danny Lawson/PA Wire Image caption Johnson had been serving his sentence at HMP Moorland near Doncaster Witnesses said Johnson’s father was seen leaving HMP Moorland near Doncaster in the early hours. Image copyright Durham Police Image caption The crime took place in Johnson’s Range Rover His trial at Bradford Crown Court heard Johnson began communicating with the girl at the end of 2014 while his partner, Stacey Flounders, was heavily pregnant with their first child. The victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was a Sunderland season ticket holder and was “infatuated” with Johnson. Johnson told the jury that when she sent him a friend request on Facebook he recognised her as a Sunderland fan. They exchanged …

Gran Premio Latinoamericano: The Champions League of horse racing

(CNN)Celebrating the very best thoroughbred racehorses in South America, the Gran Premio Latinoamericano is the most prestigious date on the continent’s racing calendar. When the thoroughbreds fly out of the stalls to the cry of an impassioned crowd, it’s not just the $500,000 prize purse up for grabs, though. National pride is also a huge part of South America’s richest horse race. Visit CNN.com/Sport for more news, features and videos

How Borussia Dortmund is leading football’s fight against the far right in Germany

Dortmund, Germany (CNN)As a child, Daniel Lrcher remembers hearing the chanting on the terrace at his beloved Borussia Dortmund. Follow @cnnsport Anti-Semitic songs and monkey chants aimed at black players were not unusual in the late ’80s and ’90s, Lörcher recalls, but it was also the moment he believes football began to wake up to the hatred which had embedded itself within the sport. At clubs like Dortmund, it was the supporters who took control of the fight against racism, working with the club to eradicate the far-right element that had been part of Dortmund’s support throughout the 1980s. “At the end of the 1980s and early 1990s, the hooligan movement was very strong in Germany, ” Lörcher, a former …

In pictures: Life after the Army

Photographer Ed Gold interviewed soldiers who served in Afghanistan and asked them about their experiences of adjusting to civilian life. Soldiers Callum Wright, Scott Meenagh, Geoff Dunn, Dan Eccles and Terry Jones all served in the Parachute Regiment, known as the Paras. Ed worked with the Paras as a photojournalist in the UK and in Afghanistan, taking thousands of images of army life. The photos shown here document the Para soldiers between July 2010 and July 2011 and when he caught up with them again in 2018 after they left the Army. Callum Wright Initially, Callum wanted to be a tank transporter like his two older brothers but then decided he would rather be in the “nitty gritty” of combat …

Ichiro Suzuki retires, capping illustrious MLB career with emotional farewell

(CNN)Ichiro Suzuki has played his final MLB game — and his goodbye came in the country where the Japanese icon’s professional baseball career began. “For me, it doesn’t get better than tonight,” Ichiro said. “Nothing can top what happened tonight for me.” There was still the rest of a game to play, but his career was done. Ichiro has retired after 19 MLB seasons at the age of 45. It’s all but assured he will be honored one day in Cooperstown, New York, the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Despite not getting a hit in the two-game series against Oakland, fans savored his presence. They mobbed him for autographs before the game. During it, they gave him …

Julia Roberts calls college admissions scandal ‘so sad’

Julia Roberts opened up about the first time about the ongoing college admissions scandal. (Allen Berezovsky/WireImage) SELMA BLAIR SLAMS LORI LOUGHLIN’S ALLEGED COLLEGE ADMISSIONS SCAM WITH PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGE OF HER SON As previously reported, Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli were among the 50 people swept up in the scandal after it was revealed they paid $500,000 to the scheme’s organizer so that he would make it look like their daughters participated in crew and were recruited to USC despite never rowing for the sport. They were released on $1 million bond each. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Fellow actress Felicity Huffman, an Academy Award nominee, was arrested at her home for her alleged involvement in the …