A wholesome performance, a pet haven and a tiny fighter

(CNN) Want more inspiring, positive news? Sign up for The Good Stuff, a newsletter for the good in life. It will brighten your inbox every Saturday morning. Our favorites this week Get going with some of our most popular good news stories of the week A wholesome music moment Unless you’ve been living out in the wilderness, you’ve probably heard the uber-viral country-rap crossover “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. Everyone and their mother loves it, especially the kids at Lander Elementary in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. One of the school’s teachers tweeted Lil Nas a video of the students singing and dancing along to the song at an end-of-year party, and he offered to come meet them. The school …

The Global Press Freedom Coalitions 10 Most Urgent List

One Free Press Coalition, a group with a mission to “stand up for journalists under attack for pursuing the truth.” Every month, coalition members will publish a “10 Most Urgent” list noting some of the most important cases. Azory Gwanda (Tanzania): Independent Tanzanian journalist remains missing. Gwanda had been investigating in his community. Months after his brutal murder at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul, and despite findings from the CIA that point to the Saudi crown prince’s involvement, there has been no . for the White House to release intelligence reports have gone unheeded, along with a deadline to reply to Congress as required under the U.S. . Aasif Sultan (India): Imprisoned for covering conflict. , a reporter for …

San Francisco Dungeon launching ‘Rat Bar’ pop-up where you can pay to drink with live rodents

The tourist hot spot known for its interactive tours through history, featuring live actors and thrilling special effects, is opening its Rat Bar as the “next iteration of what the Department of Public Health” will allow, according to a press release. (The San Francisco Dungeon) ZIP LINE SET UP AT EIFFEL TOWER FOR THRILL-SEEKERS The tourist hot spot known for its interactive tours through history, featuring live actors and thrilling special effects, is opening its Rat Bar as the “next iteration of what the Department of Public Health” will allow, according to a press release. The Dungeon had previously offered a tour with something called a “Rat Café.” “Let’s be honest — pastries and coffee were nice and all when we …

BBC to host Tory leader TV debates

Some of the leadership contenders have indicated they are willing to countenance leaving the EU on 31 October on a no-deal basis – but others say they feel that would be unacceptable. Mrs May said it was important to deliver on Brexit – and “I think the best way to do that is with a deal.” Tory leadership contenders – who’s standing? What the EU elections tell us about support for Brexit Who is standing? The declared candidates to replace Mrs May are: Environment Secretary Michael Gove Health Secretary Matt Hancock Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt Home Secretary Sajid Javid Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson Former Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom Housing minister Kit Malthouse Former Work and Pensions Secretary …

Woman says cheap Mommy Makeover surgery abroad nearly killed her, was completely traumatizing

Harrison said within days of the surgery her tummy swelled up with liquid, and a week later she underwent emergency surgery to clean and drain the deeply infected wound. (SWNS) She claims it started just days after her procedure when she noticed a swollen stomach. Once in the U.K. she said she underwent emergency surgery to drain and clean the infected wound in her abdomen. She alleges doctors told her it was septic, and that the 5-inch wound was left open so that it could be cleaned. “I couldn’t breathe properly and I was in so much pain,” Harrison told SWNS. “The swelling was putting pressure on my lungs. I went red and purple. The consultant said I was a …

Pediatrician at prominent Argentine children’s hospital accused of producing, distributing child pornography

The Security Ministry said in a statement that police detained the doctor Tuesday at the Juan P. Garrahan children’s hospital in Buenos Aires.  The Argentine hospital said he had been removed from his post. A specialized prosecutor’s unit in charge of the investigation said they found “photos and videos of minors between six months and 14 years of age engaged in explicit sexual activities” on two computers owned by the doctor. HEALTH AND BEHAVIOR PROBLEMS CAN LINGER AFTER CHILD ABUSE Authorities said they seized computers and other equipment when they raided dozens of homes, including the doctor’s. So far, he is the only one who has been detained although officials said they expected to detain others in the case. CLICK …

Hawaii hiker tells of being lost for 2 weeks: ‘I just had such hope in my heart’

Amanda Eller was found on Friday after being lost for 17 days in a Hawaii forest. (Javier Cantellops via Storyful) Eller told reporters on Tuesday that she saw at least 20 helicopters above before she was finally found. “I’m looking at the sky just saying. ‘Please pick me up,’” Eller said. But it also dawned on her that this was a “needle-in-a-haystack scenario.” “As the sun starts to go down you think, ‘Another day alone,’” she said. Other thoughts also raced through her mind while she was lost in the woods: “’How will I stay warm? How will I stay alive?’” She said she survived by drinking from waterfalls and streams and eating plants and berries. Reflecting on her experience, she now calls what …

Javid to run for Tory party leader

Tory leadership contenders – who’s standing? The people who will choose the UK’s next prime minister In a video, Mr Javid said he wanted to “rebuild trust, to find unity and create new opportunities for our country”. He said the results of the European elections – which saw his party score less than 10% of the total vote, compared to nearly 25% in 2014 – made it “all too clear” that the government “must get on and deliver Brexit to ensure there is renewed trust in our democracy”. He added: “We must bridge divides to heal communities, reminding us of our shared values as a United Kingdom, and we must strengthen our society and economy so that everyone can benefit …

A Million People Could Lose Their Pensions Without Help From Congress

But the union job helped Brown and his wife, Jo-Ann, buy a modest ranch house with a yard big enough for a ride-on mower, and put their three now-grown daughters through school. A small sign hangs on a tree beside Brown’s driveway, just across the street from a church: “Welcome to Brownsville, population 5. Mayor: Joe Brown.” “It was in writing that the pension would be secure,” Brown, now 78, said on a recent afternoon, taking a break from remodeling his bathroom. “A pension ’til I pass away ― that was the deal.” Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, or PBGC, the government-run corporation that insures defined-benefit pensions. While most of the 1,400 multiemployer plans in the U.S. are not in any …

Instagram self-harm censorship debated

Under the hashtag #youcantcensormyskin, people all over the world have been discussing what imagery is acceptable and what is not. Image copyright kinemaniac/ Nina Djaerff Image caption Kine Albrigtsen posted this image after her friend had images of her scars blurred by Instagram Aria Sandvik, who has scars on her arms following nine years of self-harm, said she has had two photos blurred recently, including one she was sharing with her followers to say she had not harmed herself for seven years. The 28-year-old, from Bergen in Norway, told the BBC: “I post about self-harm because I don’t want people to be ashamed of their scars. “I believe that when Instagram censors scars, they are saying that ‘people do not …

Hunt warns against no-deal Brexit ‘suicide’

Tories on election ‘final warning’ – Johnson Gove pledges free citizenship applications Javid to run for Tory party leader Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Mr Hunt says the Conservatives would be “annihilated” and “face extinction” if there was a general election before Brexit happened. He says he has always believed that no-deal is better than no Brexit but warns that a prime minister advocating no-deal would risk losing a confidence vote in Parliament – so committing to a general election. “Trying to deliver no deal through a general election is not a solution; it is political suicide,” he writes. It would “probably put Jeremy Corbyn in No 10 by Christmas.” He pledged to negotiate a new agreement with the EU …

Mother of 10-year-old who died in US custody says daughter was born with a heart murmur

(CNN)Darlyn Cristabel Cordova-Valle, the 10-year-old girl from El Salvador who died in Department of Health and Human Services custody last year, was a normal girl who liked laughing, her mother told CNN by phone in an exclusive interview. Darlyn died in September of last year, but her death was not announced until Thursday. Hers is one of six recent deaths of migrant children while in custody of federal authorities after journeying to the US. A journey to reunite with her mother Surrounded by poverty and little opportunity, Darlyn’s mother said she decided to migrate to the United States to work and provide for her three daughters. Darlyn, who was only one, stayed with an aunt in El Salvador. Nine years …

Farewell, infrastructure week

Washington (CNN)We’ll never forget you, infrastructure week. This week, Trump told Democrats he wouldn’t act on infrastructure until they pass his USMCA trade deal. Then Pelosi, pressured by her own caucus over impeachment, criticized Trump for “engaging in a cover-up.” Trump then blew up the meeting — and went to the Rose Garden to unleash a diatribe of his own, complete with visual aids. That wasn’t the only plan that went off the rails this week.

Mexico’s environment minister resigns for delaying flight

López Obrador, who took office Dec. 1, has promised a government without privileges or corruption. “There is no justification,” the minister of the environment and natural resources said in the letter. “The true transformation of Mexico requires a total congruence with the values of equity and justice. No one should have privileges and one’s benefit, even if it is to fulfill one’s functions, should not be put above the welfare of the majority.” The delay of the flight for more than half an hour had generated criticism from other passengers and the media. González-Blanco’s resignation comes four days after that of Germán Martínez Cázares, head of the Mexican Social Security Institute, the country’s main public health system. In his resignation, …

I lost my arms and legs – stop it happening to others

He had had a successful career in corporate banking and was in the process of setting up a business with his pregnant wife, Nic, when he fell ill. His sepsis – thought to be caused by a cut to his gum during a trip to the dentist, combined with a chest infection – came on rapidly and led to vomiting and a high temperature. But it took five hours at the hospital he was admitted to before the condition was diagnosed. He spent months in a coma, during which time his wife Nic gave birth to their second child, Freddy. Related Topics NHS Sepsis Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Disabled Woman Raped At Hacienda HealthCare Was Likely Pregnant Before

The woman’s attorneys filed a $45 million notice of claim against the state of Arizona on Wednesday with specific accusations of what the victim endured while at Hacienda HealthCare. The complaint argues that the state “cultivated circumstances” that enabled this misconduct and failed to monitor the long-term care facility “in any meaningful manner.” It contends that Arizona is “vicariously liable for the negligence, gross negligence and medical negligence.” gave birth to a healthy baby boy on Dec. 29 last year. Hacienda staffers reportedly did not realize that the non-verbal, bedridden patient was pregnant until she began moaning as she was going into labor. (HuffPost is not naming the woman because she is a survivor of rape.) arrested in January. He was charged with sexual …