There were some tense and scary moments for French Montana on Thursday. The Moroccan-American rapper, 35, had to be rushed to a hospital near his home in the Calabassas neighborhood of Los Angeles after suffering from an elevated heart rate and nausea. It was police officers, called to the home for a possible robbery, who asked for emergency help when they noticed he was acting abnormal and labored with his breath. Health scare: French Montana, 35, was rushed by ambulance to a hospital after suffering from breathing issues and nausea at his home in Calabassas on Thursday The robbery angle of the call ended up being a false alarm, but the responding officers quickly caught on that Montana seemed out of it. Eventually they put in the call for an ambulance around 1:30 p.m. and he was taken to San Fernando Valley Hospital. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ADRIAN THRILLS: The Eighth wonder of Coldplay's world -... Ariana Grande and Lizzo are moved to tears as … [Read more...] about French Montana, 35, gets rushed to the hospital after suffering elevated heart rate and nausea at his LA home
A 69-year-old pensioner who was diagnosed with Parkinson's has defied all odds to travel across the world solo, despite her condition. Maura Ward, 69, from Kilkeel in County Down, was diagnosed with the condition in 2013 and said she initially found it hard to deal with, admitting to 'wallowing in self pity.' But in a bid to defy her diagnosis Maura, who documents her adventures on her Geriatric Traveller blog, took on a series of challenges, including doing a sky dive for 65th birthday and travelling round the world. She's traveled solo in Africa, Iraq and South America and is now planning a 36-hour trek up Mount Fuji in Japan to celebrate her 70th birthday this year And the travel bug must run in the family as Maura is the mother of Johnny Ward, the Irish blogger who traveled to every country in the world and became a millionaire in the process thanks to earning $1.5 from advertising on his blog. Maura was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 2013, and has since … [Read more...] about Travel blogger, 69, defies Parkinson’s disease to explore the globe with visits to Iraq and Afghanistan – inspired by her son who’s become a millionaire by visiting every country in the world
The big question heading into Tuesday night's Champions League clash between Borussia Dortmund and Barcelona is whether or not Lionel Messi will actually play, and whether 16-year-old Ansi Fati will make his European debut. The product of Barcelona's La Masia academy could be chosen to deputize should Messi only be deemed fit enough for the bench. Fati has sent social media into meltdown in recent weeks, after scoring twice in three appearances; and this has not be lost on Dortmund coach Lucien Favre, who has been duly impressed. "I've watched Barcelona's recent matches," he told reporters. "They were excellent against Valencia when they had 16-year old Ansu Fati playing. He did very well. We will have to be on our game for 95 minutes on Tuesday and be ready for everything." Fati, who was tipped for future stardom after shining for Barcelona's youth teams, found himself prematurely thrust into the first team after Messi injured … [Read more...] about Champions League: Could Ansu Fati fill Lionel Messi’s boots in Dortmund?
Parents and children in Sweden, Norway and Iceland enjoy the most supportive policies for young families in Europe, a UN report has found. The UN's children agency (UNICEF) looked at the length of full-pay parental leave for mothers and fathers and the availability of childcare for young children in 31 European countries in 2016. Estonia, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Slovenia, Luxembourg and France rounded out the top 10. Ireland, the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Greece, and Switzerland were among the worst performers. Read more:Are family policy reforms to thank for Germany's rising birth rates? "There is no time more critical to children's brain development and therefore their futures — than the earliest years of life," said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. "We need governments to help provide parents with the support they need to create a nurturing environment for their young children." Estonia top for maternity leave UNICEF said it recommends at least six months … [Read more...] about Nordic countries best for young families, Germany among top 10 — UNICEF report
Germany in 2016 recorded its highest fertility rate since 1973, the Federal Statistics Office reported on Wednesday. The latest figures are part of an upward trend for Germany, Europe's biggest country by population, which has suffered from low birth rates since the 1970s. Read more: Let's talk about overpopulation... What the numbers tell us: The fertility rate — the average number of births per woman — was 1.59 in 2016, a considerable increase from 1.5 in 2015. The 2016 rate was the highest recorded since 1973. Experts consider 2.1 to be the level at which the population in a developed country replaces itself with each generation. The fertility rate for women with German citizenship increased from 1.43 in 2015 to 1.46 in 2016. The rate for foreign women increased from 1.95 in 2015 to 2.28 in 2016. Slightly more than 790,000 babies were born. That was around 54,500 more — a 7 percent increase — compared to 2015. German women gave birth to just … [Read more...] about Germany’s fertility rate hits 43-year high