Friday, May 20News That Matters
Shadow

Tag: young

Carey Mulligan on ‘normalised’ predatory behaviour in Promising Young Woman

Carey Mulligan on ‘normalised’ predatory behaviour in Promising Young Woman

Entertainment
Black comedy Promising Young Woman, one of the frontrunners for this year's Oscars, is the story of a woman avenging the rape of her best friend.But as well as being part of the awards conversation - along with five Academy Award nods it has six BAFTA nominations and a heap of gongs already won from critics' associations - the film has triggered a conversation that goes much deeper: the all-too-familiar tale of predatory behaviour. The film's writer and director Emerald Fennell told Sky News she wanted to address an issue that all women will recognise. Image: Carey Mulligan is nominated for best actress at the Oscars for her role in Promising Young Woman. All pictures: Focus Features/Sky Cinema I...
B&Q-owner Kingfisher boosted by new ‘young DIY-ers’

B&Q-owner Kingfisher boosted by new ‘young DIY-ers’

Business
Getty ImagesKingfisher, the owner of DIY retailer B&Q, has reported a sharp rise in full-year sales and profits, boosted by a new generation of "young DIY-ers".The company said underlying pre-tax profit jumped 44% while sales climbed to £12.3bn in the year to 31 January.Kingfisher boss Thierry Garnier said that the Covid-crisis had led to 18-34 year-olds doing more home improvements than any other age group."All of this is very encouraging for the future of our industry," he said.Kingfisher, which also owns the builders' merchant Screwfix, added that 20% of young "DIY-ers" had tried home improvement for the first time during lockdown. The company surveyed customers last year and again in February.The company also said home-working had helped lift sales and profits, as people invested i...
Roman Kemp to front young male mental health and suicide documentary

Roman Kemp to front young male mental health and suicide documentary

Entertainment
Radio presenter Roman Kemp is to front a documentary exploring mental health issues and suicide in young men."There is a growing mental health crisis going on right now, and without the right support, the results can be tragic," said Kemp.Roman Kemp: Our Silent Emergency (working title) will be broadcast on BBC Three.It will explore what can be done to encourage people to seek help, and what preventative action can be taken.The programme will also look at the lasting impact that mental health issues and suicide can have on the friends and families of those involved.Kemp pays tearful tribute to 'genius' producer JoeIs the 'Man up' message costing men their lives?Kemp added that he wanted to "bring attention to a subject that is affecting thousands of young men across the country, and show t...
Pandemic means young people face cancer treatment alone

Pandemic means young people face cancer treatment alone

Health
Teenage Cancer TrustCovid restrictions have made this year much tougher for young people already dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Sophie, like many other young cancer patients, has had to attend appointments and treatments alone, with no family or friends at her side. "My mum was crying, I was crying and she had to leave me at the door and drive off," the 24-year-old says.Last year, she was told she would need hospital treatment for five weeks, 70 miles away from home. "We had to travel to Manchester so my mum drove me," Sophie says."We got to the door and I had my suitcase - I was struggling alone with this suitcase."My mum was terrified leaving me, because she was probably thinking, 'I can't be there to comfort her,' and as well, if things go wrong, would she be walking back out of the ...
NFL, Falcons’ Grady Jarrett sending young fan to Super Bowl after tragedy

NFL, Falcons’ Grady Jarrett sending young fan to Super Bowl after tragedy

Sports
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Atlanta Falcons star defensive lineman Grady Jarrett is partnering with the NFL to send a young Falcons fan who lost three family members in a house fire last month to Super Bowl LV on Sunday. Jarrett surprised the young fan, 12-year-old Taeden Johnson, on a Zoom call with two tickets to this year's championship game in Tampa, Fla. It will be the first NFL game for Johnson, who also received encouraging words from Jarrett during the call. Advertisement Johnson escaped the fire in his family's mobile home in Athens, Ga., on Jan. 27 and ran to a neighbor's home to contact emergency responders. According to WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta, Johnson tried to re-enter the mobile home to save his family, but his mother, grandmother and little sister died in the blaze. Jarrett and the Falcons...