Borussia Dortmund fans offer stranded Monaco supporters accommodation in classy gesture

Borussia Dortmund fans showed their class once more on Tuesday evening by offering accommodation for the night for Monaco supporters, left stranded after their Champions League clash was postponed.

Dortmund’s team bus was rocked by three explosions that caused defender Marc Bartra to need hospital treatment and forced the postponement of the match until Wednesday.

That left many travelling supporters without a place to stay for the night. However, Dortmund’s supporters – through a #bedforawayfans hashtag campaign – have lent help.

The club ensured the message spread to supporters by tweeting the hashtag.

eBay founder Pierre Omidyar commits $100m to fight 'fake news' and hate speech


The billionaire founder of eBay is to donate $100 million to fund investigative journalism and to combat the spread of misinformation online.
Pierre Omidyar, one of the world’s richest men, aims to tackle the “global trust deficit” by giving money to projects around the world.
The funds will be dispersed over the next three years through the Omidyar Network, the philanthropic investment firm which he and his wife founded in 2004 and which has committed more than $1 billion to good causes.
The first recipients include the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, the group behind last year’s release of the Panama Papers, which will receive $4.5 million.
The Anti-Defamation League will also receive a grant towards the building of a new centre in Silicon Valley to fight the growing threat posed by online trolls.
“What we’ve seen over the last 12 months particularly has been an increase in distrust – distrust in government institutions, in the media and in social media,” said Stephen King, partner at Omidyar Network.

Humpback whale ‘knew rescuers were trying to help’ when it was saved from fishing nets for a second time

Just a week ago the whale had to be cut free on the Devon shoreline.

And on Saturday it was caught up in whelk pot lines off a fishing vessel, prompting the RNLI to be called in.

Dan Jarvis of British Divers Marine Life Rescue told the BBC: “Fortunately this time it was a much easier operation and with the experience we had from the last time, it was all done and dusted in about an hour.

“The whale was quite exhausted, but they’re very intelligent animals, so I’d like to think it knew we were trying to help and was very cooperative.”

Lindsey Stirling: ‘I overcame anorexia to become a YouTube sensation’

I was always a carefree child, but when I moved from a small town in Arizona to university in Utah, I felt lost. Everyone talked about the ‘freshman fifteen’ – the 15lbs students gain in their first year – and I thought, ‘That’s not going to be me.’

So I started counting calories with my housemate. I was fascinated that if I ate a little less, I’d be a little skinnier. I started cutting back to compensate for occasional indulgences. A bagel for breakfast meant skipping lunch; dessert meant smaller meals the next day.

In my mind, I ‘ate carefully’ and lost weight ‘casually’. But gradually, I started restricting like crazy: carbohydrates and meat became a ‘no go’ but vegetables were ‘safe’. So I’d snack on carrots to fill up – but ate so many my skin turned orange from the beta-carotene.