In this week’s collection of stand out news brand content from the last seven days, rugby teammates create history, there’s a new take on relationship red flags and the Prince of Wales takes part in Mental Health Awareness Week…
1. Across the finish line
In moving scenes reported by the Express, English rugby union coach, Kevin Sinfield carried English rugby league player Rob Burrow over the finish line at Leeds Marathon last weekend. After pushing Rob for 26.2 miles in a specially adapted wheelchair around the course of the marathon, which was named after Burrows, the English rugby union coach decided to carry his former teammate over the finish line. Since the 40-year-old was diagnosed with motor neurone disease at the end of 2019, Kevin has raised millions for MND charities and even ran seven back-to-back marathons in 2021.
2. A good night’s sleep
Thirty per cent of adult
’s experience sleep problems and one in 10 suffer from chronic insomnia. “Sleep makes us feel good, helps us learn, improves our concentration, helps us manage our weight, gives us greater self-control, reduces our risk of ill health and is completely free of charge,” says sleep scientist Dr Sophie Bostock told The Independent. “Insomnia can affect all of the above – it’s an awful, lonely condition.” The news brand’s story shared nine solutions that may help you get a good night’s sleep.
3. Rowing royal
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, the Prince of Wales joined a team of Royal Navy submariners who have taken on a transatlantic rowing challenge to raise money for mental health causes. On Sunday, Prince William – who is the commander-in-chief of the submarine service — released a YouTube video of his visit to Dorney Lake in Buckinghamshire, as reported by The Independent.
In 2020, four serving Royal Navy submariners became the fastest military team in history to row across any ocean. They spent 37 days, six hours and 40 minutes battling across the North Atlantic to reach Antigua as part of the annual Atlantic Challenge.
4. Red, green…beige flags?
You may have heard of the term ‘red flag’ in regards to dating and relationships, but how about beige? A ‘beige flag’ is an indication that someone didn’t put much effort into their profile, is incredibly boring, or both, according to a Twitter post by Metro. The idea has trended strongly on TikTok in recent weeks, with users suggesting they don’t have to be a deal breaker if the relationship works on the whole. Any beige flags in your relationship?
5. Palm passangers
Passengers travelling on a designated line of the Beijing metro can now use a palm-scanning service to enter, The Times shared on YouTube. Passengers need to register at machines installed in the stations to activate the function via WeChat. The scanner detects their palm print, triggering an automatic payment directly from their WeChat account. It is the first application of palm print recognition in the rail transit scene.