The friends and family of a much-loved 23-year-old man all showed their support for mental health awareness, at a charity football match in his memory this afternoon. Hundreds of people turned up to pay their respects to Rhys Hammacott, who died on Sunday, August 26, at the memorial match at Devonport High School for Boys. Since Rhys' passing, his loved ones have rallied together to put out a simple but powerful message - "it's okay not to be okay" - and have since raised thousands in his name. Over £3,000 pounds has already been raised, but after today's match Rhys' friends believe the total may be closer to £4,000 pounds. The money will be used to help pay for funeral costs, as well as some being donated to Pete's Dragons, which supports families who have lost a loved one to suicide. The match saw two teams, made up of ex-Stoke Damerel Community College pupils, and Rhys' family and loved ones, play a 90-minute match, with roll on, roll off substitutes, so everyone was … [Read more...] about The powerful message from tragic Rhys Hammacott’s friends
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The family and friends of a much-loved 23-year-old who died last week have raised thousands in his name - and are making it their mission to talk about mental health. Rhys Hammacott's loved ones have organised a charity match in the name of their "fallen friend", who was "hopeless" at football but loved working at Plymouth Argyle and watching it on television at the pub. "It's okay not to be okay," is the message that Rhys' friends want to get out to anyone who may be going through a difficult time, and they hope that by speaking out and raising awareness of mental health, that they will save lives. Already, £2,045 has been raised after Daniel Heath, who went to Stoke Damerel Community College with his "best friend" Rhys, shaved off his 45cm beard to raise money for Rhys' family and the charity. The crowd-funding account is also being used to collect online donations for the charity match, which has been organised by Tyler Eastham and Lewis Bowen. Tyler said that he, Rhys, Lewis … [Read more...] about Friends and family of ‘little joker’ Rhys raise thousands after his death
One of the most interesting aspects of James Comey’s highly interesting memoirs is just how fixated Donald Trump apparently was about allegations in Christopher Steele’s dossier that he had used prostitutes while on a visit to Russia. The claim that the man who is now the US President had hired the women to urinate at a hotel room in Moscow was the most lurid made by the former MI6 agent, and something which was used at the time by his detractors to discredit the report. Many of the claims made in the Steele document have subsequently turned out to be true. There has not, however, been any proof yet of the “golden shower” (or the alleged filming of it by the Kremlin) which supposedly took place on the bed once used by Barack and Michelle Obama, who Trump hated. There have been assertions from some intelligence and diplomatic officials that the incident did take place and that Trump had used prostitutes in other occasions in Russia, but these remain unverified. … [Read more...] about After reading James Comey’s autobiography, I wonder whether this might be the final blow to a presidency in crisis
As Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg prepared for his appearance before Congress this week, he is unlikely to have anticipated facing so many questions about Diamond and Silk. The Silicon Valley giant - quizzed by members of the House Commerce Committee over his company's role in the Cambridge Analytica data scandal and the social network's vulnerability to exploitation - was asked repeatedly about the Republican commentators and accused of banning their videos for political ends. "Why is Facebook censoring conservative bloggers such as Diamond and Silk? Facebook called them 'unsafe' to the community. That is ludicrous. They hold conservative views. That isn’t unsafe," said Representative Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, reading aloud a message from a constituent. Read more Fact-checking some of Zuckerberg's strangest claims to US politicians Mr Zuckerberg responded by explaining that, "in that specific case, our team made an … [Read more...] about Diamond and Silk: Who are the Donald Trump super-fans and why are they angry with Facebook?
US President Donald Trump has called on the National Guard to defend the border with Mexico. The order - in the form of a signed memorandum - follows months of frustration for the president as he struggles to fund his long-promised wall and follows his expressing concern over a "caravan" of 1,000 migrants from Central America that he believes is in pursuit of a better life in the US. President Trump has warned that the problem of illegal immigration into the US from Mexico is reaching a "crisis point" and threatened to withdraw foreign aid to Honduras - the country of origin of many of the convoy's participants. The signed on Wednesday evening states that "the security of the United States is imperilled by a drastic surge of illegal activity on the southern border". Citing his predecessors George W Bush and Barack Obama summoning the National Guard to the southern border in 2006 and 2012 respectively, Trump's memo reads: "The crisis at our southern border once … [Read more...] about Mexico border wall: Why is Donald Trump deploying the National Guard?