Young offenders ‘set up to fail’ on their release

The report also found “inadequate” planning to protect others from the risk posed by those released. Many of the hundreds of children released each year from YOIs are categorised as having “profound” needs for support and follow-up care – but the report pointed to “systemic” weaknesses in meeting these needs. ‘Poor practice’ In one example highlighted in the report, Nawaz, a 16-year-old boy with a history of possessing offensive weapons and robbery, was released and allowed to go home to his parents with “no consideration” of the threat he might pose to his family. There were three young children in the house and within weeks of his return adult men “wearing balaclavas” arrived at the house and threatened the family. …

This Is What Happened To Peoples Anxiety Levels During The Hawaii Missile False Alarm

Academics have used Hawaiian Twitter to analyze anxiety levels in the run-up to and days after the missile strike false alarm – and, unsurprisingly, people were more than a little anxious about the prospect of nuclear annihilation. Perhaps more surprising, however, is the fact that the event appeared to be more stressful for Hawaiians who are naturally less anxious than those whose anxiety levels typically run high. The results of the study are published in the journal American Psychologist.  At 8.07am local time on January 13, 2018, people in the Aloha State received a text, saying: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” This was an error made by an employee at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency during a preparedness …

Posing with octopus on face sends Washington woman to hospital

Jamie Bisceglia of Fox Island, Wash., was sent to the hospital after posing for a photo with an octopus on her face last Friday. (Jamie Bisceglia) KEY TO UNDERSTANDING ALIENS MIGHT BE UNLOCKED BY OCTOPUS’ TENTACLES She also asked the men to take a photo of her with the sea creature, intending to enter the snap in the derby’s photography contest: “It’s soft, it’s squishy, it doesn’t feel like it can hurt you — I put it on my face.” And at first, that wasn’t so bad. “The tentacles were squirming in my ear, my nose, it was just playing with me on my face,” she said. Jamie Bisceglia described the pain of the octopus bite as “intense,” adding that the bleeding lasted for …

‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption“Vicky” says she is proof of the crime A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned. “Vicky” says her mother was under the age of consent when a family friend she claims was in his 30s raped her. She says her birth is proof of the crime and wants DNA testing to convict her dad of unlawful sexual intercourse. West Midlands Police says the law does not recognise her as a victim. Vicky – not her real name – from Birmingham, was adopted in the 1970s at seven months old. Image …

Why are thirtysomethings lonely? Because society doesnt value friendship | Arwa Mahdawi

Social media has been made the scapegoat for millennials reporting loneliness, but the cultural primacy in adulthood of career and family has much to answer for, writes Arwa Mahdawi Millennials arent just the poorest generation; they are also the loneliest. According to data from YouGov, while digital habits undoubtedly affect mental health, research hasnt provided conclusive answers regarding the relationship between the two. When it comes to loneliness, I have a feeling that the culprit isnt so much technology as the fact that many millennials are in their 30s, which is a natural time for friendship dynamics to change: people start focusing on advancing their careers and building families rather than socialising with pals. It feels as if we are …

Harry and Meghan use Instagram to spotlight the work of two CNN Heroes

(CNN)Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, continue to show that they are two of the most charitable and Instagram-savvy members of the British royal family. This month we turned to you for ideas of accounts to follow featuring people, organisations and causes that you find inspiring or noteworthy. Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed! Many of you have suggested that we use this month as an opportunity to highlight lesser known organisations and shine a light on those working hard behind the scenes that may not get the level of attention that they so rightly deserve. These accounts showcase those persevering at the grassroots level, connecting our global community through a shared lens of …

The Best Time To Use An Electric Fan, According To Science

The World Health Organization advises people to not rely too much on electric fans when temperatures rise above 35°C (95°F) and the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly advises against them at temperatures over 37°C (99°F). Researchers from the University of Sydney were curious to know if these guidelines had any scientific backing. In a small study involving 12 healthy male volunteers, they found that the advice appears to be too clean-cut and that the actual picture is more nuanced. The team found that in environments that were very hot and humid, fans were more beneficial that in dry and hot environments. The findings are reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The team used a measurement known as the …

Abused schoolgirl’s parents want record of attacks

But no reporting mechanism was introduced to make sure each teacher read the guidance and no timescale by which that should have happened. Peer-to-peer abuse is defined as when sexual violence or sexual harassment is carried out by a child, or group of children, of any age and sex on another child. The government stipulates a child as being aged under 18. Bella’s mother said she was concerned the guidelines did not insist teachers took time off to read the guidance and there was not an official record of all incidents. Image caption Bella’s mother wants there to be an official way to ensure guidelines have been met Bella had been living with threats of violence from two boys who …

Kris Kobach: why Democrats hope the GOP won’t stop his run for US Senate

Tolerance for Kansass former secretary of state is waning, with Republican politicians saying the party has become too rightwing It was only nine months ago that Kansas Democrats were bidding good riddance to Kris Kobach as Donald Trumps closest political ally in the conservative midwestern state went down in flames. But now Kobach, who briefly spearheaded Trumps commission on the illusion of voter fraud after using his stint as Kansas secretary of state to target immigrants and then losing a disastrous campaign that cost Republicans the governors office is back and narrowly unseated the sitting governor in the Republican primary but then lost in the general election amid distaste among moderate voters for some of his positions, including calls for …

The WHO Condemns In Utero Gene Editing In Wake Of CRISPR Babies Scandal

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said no to the controversial subject of in utero gene editing, which gained international headlines and infamy last November after scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the world’s first CRISPR babies. Meanwhile, doctors in the US are getting ready to kickstart projects to treat conditions as diverse as sickle cell disease and inherited blindness using the same gene-editing technique – with the crucial difference being that their patients will be children and adults, not embryos. The WHO’s director-general issued a statement advising “regulatory or ethics authorities to refrain from issuing approvals concerning requests for clinical applications for work that involves human germline genome editing.” The notice does not outright ban the practice of using CRISPR in utero. …

Apology to family of couple killed by patient

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCharles Little said it was a “great pity” it had taken so long to achieve an apology The family of a couple killed by a man with severe mental health issues have received an apology from the top civil servant at the Department of Health. Michael and Marjorie Cawdery, both 83, died in a “frenzied” knife attack in Portadown, County Armagh in April 2017. They were stabbed to death by Thomas Scott McEntee, shortly after he walked out of a hospital emergency department. Permanent Secretary Richard Pengelly apologised for the health service’s “failings and handling” of his care. Trust ‘responsible’ in Cawdery killings Court told of ‘frenzied attack’ on couple Man admits …

Hasan Minhaj Exposes Labor Issue In Video Game Industry

The “Patriot Act” host addressed the exploitative labor practices rampant in the industry and the conditions under which developers and other employees work to create popular games.  ″Companies staff up, crunch their employees, then they lay people off when the game comes out,” Minhaj explained. “They’re given so much work, then none at all. They basically treat people the way we treated Freddie Prinze Jr. It was everything and then nothing.” The host also delved into the sexism in the industry and the need for protections through labor unions. A piece by Kotaku news editor Jason Schreier in  “Workers in the video game industry will be better off when they are able to leverage their talent and experience to demand …

Inspiring tails of the UK’s finest felines

Image copyright Olivia Meheux Image caption Olivia Meheux and David Willie married at a hospice before he died When Dave Willie was diagnosed with terminal bone cancer, he and girlfriend Olivia Meheux adopted Monty to complete their family for their final few months together. The 12-year-old tabby brought fun, laughter and companionship to the couple during the toughest of times, said Ms Meheux, of East Grinstead, West Sussex. The couple married before Mr Willie died aged 26 at a hospice surrounded by those he loved – his wife, family and his cat. Image copyright Cats Protection Image caption Alex Eades said Nala still recognised Charlotte’s voice on videos Alex Eades, from Brighton, got tabby and white cat Nala for her …

A Florida State Senator Wants To Prohibit State Abortion Votes Unless Women Make Up At Least Half Of Chamber

A Florida state senator wants to ban the state’s legislative bodies from voting on anti-abortion bills unless at least half of the people in the chamber are women.  State Sen. Lauren Book (D) on Friday, which would allow Florida residents to according to USA Today. The measure has been in the works since Alabama passed its in May, which banned all abortions, including in cases of rape and incest. Book said some Florida House members have discussed introducing a bill that would be similar to Alabama’s. “You can’t tell me that there is a more cruel and unusual punishment than requiring a survivor of rape or incest to carry a baby to term if they don’t choose that path,” said …

Trump to visit El Paso mass shooting site, in spite of Dems’ warning to stay away

Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex Monday in El Paso, Texas. (AP Photo/John Locher) “He has told the country that we are people to be feared, people to be hated,” Escobar continued. “From my perspective, he is not welcome here. He should not come here while we are in mourning.” And Democratic presidential candidate Tim Ryan, D-Ohio, urged Margo in a televised interview to “quietly” tell Trump that he is not “welcome” in the city, because of his rhetoric on immigration. Ryan has escalated his language in the last 24 hours, as he struggles to raise his political profile. He tweeted “Fck me” after Trump mistakenly, at one …

‘I was denied screening because of my disability’

When Kerry Thompson, 40, from Milton Keynes, who has muscular dystrophy, was told she could no longer have cancer screening at home when she moved house. This was despite the test showing up abnormalities that needed regular appointments. Gay women ‘at risk of cervical cancer too’ What happens during a smear test ‘This is for anyone with a vagina’ ‘Nothing they could do’ “I had a new GP and I explained the situation – that the rooms were too small for my wheelchair to fit in and there was no hoist or wide bed for me to use,” she said. “I also would need two nurses to help hold my legs, which can flop over. “I can’t be the only …