+++ Good News +++: "It Makes You Calmer": Norwegian prison offers prisoner yoga
Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2019, 23:27
Crime, strife and catastrophe: The news world naturally focuses heavily on negative events. In this news fight newsletter, we set the balance – with stories big and small about happiness, success and development that create hope.
The Norwegian prison offers yoga to prisoners
16:19: Things are much different in the Norwegian high security prison Halden than in German prisons. Life there should be as close as possible to "normal" life outside, so that prisoners can be reintegrated into society at a later date. As BBC reports now, the leisure offer includes a yoga class. Convicted murderers, rapists, traffickers, robbers who practice "downward looking dog" and finally relax in a "death position"? A strange idea for many. Prison director Are Hoidal told the BBC that the practice of yoga makes prisoners more peaceful. "We don't want any problems or violence in this place," the jail director continued. "We want peaceful and peaceful prisoners."
Halden was praised as the "most humane prison" in the world. If you want to know more about this topic read: We sent a reporter to Norway to investigate what the Norwegians do better with their prisons than we do in Germany.
The young passenger worries about the 96-year-old neighbor's contact with fear of flying
00:40: As the 96-year-old woman was overwhelmed by the fear of flying, her young neighbor took care of the passenger and held her hand. The lady was on her way to her family and had to travel from San Diego, California to Nashville, Tennessee.
She boarded a plane for the first time in 15 years. She told her neighbor she was afraid of flying and asked him if he could hold his hand. Later, when the plane was disturbed, she hugged the man – this one took care of the entire flight for touching the 96-year-old Virginia.
According to an eyewitness in a Facebook post, the man also spoke to her well and helped her get up when the 96-year-old had to go to the bathroom. "This man was her wingman," the eyewitness continued. Even after landing, the usefulness of the passengers did not cease. He insisted that she carry her luggage, assist her in a wheelchair and accompany her until her daughter received her. In his post, an eyewitness wrote: "I walked away with tears of joy and was so grateful that there were wonderful people like him."
The Irish Coast Guard saves teens from distress
Wednesday, August 14, 6:52 pm: The Irish Coast Guard on Tuesday rescued a group of teenagers and adults who were expelled by Donibal as they swam in high seas into the high seas. Eyewitnesses informed rescue services when they recognized the drama on the water, the Irish Times reported. A total of 15 people were rescued by rescue helicopter and summoned ships, all belonging to a local school. Eleven of them were transported to hospital for further treatment because they were either overheated or shocked after a long stay in the Atlantic.
Reduce mortality rates dramatically: Researchers are finding new Ebola drugs
00:47: Scientists have made significant progress in the fight against Ebola. A clinical trial conducted in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has shown that two new drugs drastically reduce the mortality rate of Ebola patients, the NIH study said Monday.
Treatment of Ebola patients with REGN-EB3 and mAb114 reduced the mortality rate to 29 and 34 percent respectively, the NIH reported. Untreated, the mortality rate from Ebola infected is 60 to 67 percent. Even after treatment with the usual medicines, Zmapp and remdesivir die about half of all patients.
Although the latest analysis of the study, launched last November, is not expected until the fall, Anthony Fauci, director of the NIH Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases, told AFP. But the threshold for successful trials has already been reached with REGN-EB3, almost at mAb114.
Therefore, an independent body stopped the study after 681 treatments. Initially, 725 treatments were planned. Both drugs can now be used to treat Ebola patients.
The sophomore is writing a letter to the mayor to save the turtle – and get a response
Tuesday, August 13, 11.07: Second-grader Jack from West Lafayette, USA, recognized the emergency – and acted directly. In July, he was in the car with his mother and little brother when they discovered a turtle who wanted to cross the road and risked running over it. This is reported by the US local newspaper Lafayette Journal & Courier.
An eight-year-old boy came out and rescued the animal. But that wasn't all: a little while later, the boy thought that even more turtles could face death, because there are some ponds around the street where animals live.
Jack didn't hesitate and wrote a letter to Mayor West Lafayette: "Dear Mayor Dennis, the turtles are crossing the street and they need help. Can you put a warning sign, thank you, Jack, for the second year." The mayor then placed the first warning sign on the city's turtles, a newspaper portal. "Jack is our hero Ninja Turle," commented the mayor of the action.
Youth unemployment in the East and West at its lowest level in 25 years
08.09 hour: Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 were unemployed in 2018 as infrequently as ever in united Germany. This is reported by the Federal Bureau of Statistics (Destatis) on International Youth Day on August 12th.
The unemployment rate in this age group was 6.2 percent in Germany as a whole. In the new states it was 8.6 percent, in the former federal territory 5.8 percent. The highest level of youth unemployment was recorded in 2005, after years of economic stagnation. At the time, the unemployment rate in Germany was 15.2 percent among 15- to 24-year-olds.
Lady Gaga funds 152 classrooms to hope for a massacre of survivors
Monday, August 12, 07:27: To give hope to survivors of the Dayton, El Paso and Gilroy massacres, American singer Lady Gaga funds a total of 152 classrooms in the affected cities. The 33-year-old posted this on her Facebook account.
The initiative, organized by their Born This Way Foundation, together with the DonorsChoose.org platform, wants to encourage children: "Four classrooms in Dayton, 125 classrooms in El Paso and 23 classrooms in Gilroy are now there to encourage students to work together and make your dreams come true. "
Children who have witnessed terrible acts should return to their daily routine as soon as possible. "Surviving and recovering from such tragedies means making his mental health a priority," Lady Gaga wrote in her Facebook post, appealing to all survivors of the massacre to receive professional help. "Please be brave enough and trust someone."
The shooter was at a mall in Texas El Paso killed 22 people. The alleged perpetrator, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, was arrested. Investigators assume a racist motive. Hours later, another gunman killed nine people in Dayton, Ohio. He was shot by police.
Passersby help firefighters rescue people from burning houses
21:13: A fire in a Munich apartment building rescued 14 firefighters. When emergency services arrived, several passers-by tried to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.
The fire originated from a ground floor fire department. Eight residents were rescued by a ladder and four were rescued via a flight of stairs. Two more people could leave the building alone. Eight people, including three children, were taken to hospital for suspected smoke poisoning.
Man gives stolen scooter to police – driving around Germany
Sunday, August 11, 2:08 pm: With tears in his eyes, the 33-year-old stole his stolen scooter from police and was driving around Germany spontaneously. Officers called the man and told him the stolen scooter from 2011 had resurfaced, police said Sunday. Without hesitation, a man now living in Leipzig (Saxony), after a revelation Friday night, drove off at night to collect a scooter at the Germersheim (Rhineland-Palatinate) police.
He could present the original vehicle registration document and tell the officer to hang on to the vehicle for nostalgic reasons. Anyone who has owned a scooter in recent years has at least cared about the vehicle. According to police, the scooter was "in perfect condition."