How the daredevil sport of parkour can help aging adults fall better

(CNN)It looks like something out of a ninja movie. The extreme sport known as parkour involves vaulting high obstacles, leaping from rooftop to rooftop and literally bouncing off the walls. “Older adults who do fall sometimes experience an injury,” said Kathy Cameron, director of the National Fall Prevention Resource Center. “About 20% of those who fall have an injury like traumatic brain injury or a hip fracture or other broken bones.” But it’s not just the bodily injuries that make falling so harmful. The simple fear of falling makes some older people eschew physical activity. And that, ironically, can lead to greater falling risks. “Physical activity is one of the prime ways that we can prevent falls,” Cameron said. “Exercise …

Body seen in Emiliano Sala plane wreckage

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe search for answers A body has been seen in the underwater wreckage of the plane that was carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson. A search on Sunday found the Piper Malibu plane on the seabed off Guernsey, almost two weeks after it went missing. The Air Accident Investigation Branch confirmed the sighting on Monday. Rescue teams are now developing a recovery plan for the plane, which is 67m (207ft) below water. The man who found it said it was “imperative” it was raised from the seabed soon. Image copyright Getty Images/David Ibbotson Image caption Emiliano Sala (left) was on board a plane being flown by pilot David Ibbotson The …

‘Art helped lift me out of homelessness’

“Suddenly I found myself surrounded by people who didn’t have much of anything,” he said. “It was a real slap, like a baby being born, but some people need that.” Image copyright Steven Roberts Image caption Pieces of Mr Robert’s art will be shown at YMCA Port Talbot Without the help of the Caer Las advocacy charity, Mr Roberts said it may not have been able to happen. His advice to people who find themselves in a similar situation? He said it is to “find something that gives you purpose and meaning”. For him, this was art and “making something and turning the pain into something that can be regarded as positive”. Mr Roberts was invited back to exhibit his …

Five things to know for February 4: Super Bowl, Ralph Northam, Pope Francis

(CNN)Today is Facebook’s 15th birthday. See how this college experiment at Harvard changed the world (for better and worse). Here’s what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today” delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) Well this sounds familiar, doesn’t it: The New England Patriots are Super Bowl champs. Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the gang had to grind out a 13-3 victory over the L.A. Rams in Atlanta in what shockingly turned out to be a defensive battle. Brady and Belichick have now won six Super Bowls together, and the Pats are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most …

UAE and Qatar revving up for ‘El Gasico’ in Asian Cup

(CNN)Forget “El Clasico.” Welcome to ‘El Gasico.” Follow @cnnsport The boycott, the worst diplomatic crisis to hit the Gulf Arab states in decades, followed allegations that Qatar was supporting terrorism and destabilizing the region. Qatar rejected the accusations, labeling them “unjustified” and “baseless.” READ: Qatar crisis: What you need to know Much of the criticism aimed at Qatar comes from its alleged support of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic group considered a terrorist organization by Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Qatari citizens were given 14 days to leave Saudi Arabi, Bahrain and the UAE, while all three countries banned their own citizens from entering Qatar. Yemen, Mauritius, Mauritania, the Maldives and Libya’s eastern-based government also joined the boycott. The air …

Who owned the plane Sala died in?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption A minute’s silence was held for Sala before Cardiff’s match against Southampton Two days later, after a quick trip to his previous club Nantes to say farewell to friends, the 28-year-old Argentine boarded the Piper Malibu N264DB. Image caption It was reported that David Henderson was asked to fly the plane One person who is known to have a connection to the aircraft is David Henderson. Mr Henderson, 60, from York, is an experienced charter pilot who was filmed by the BBC with the plane at Retford Gamston Airport in 2015 for a feature about ferry flying – the perilous but lucrative activity of transporting small planes across continents to new owners. In the …

Sala plane wreckage found in Channel

He added: “Tonight our sole thoughts are with the families and friends of Emiliano and David.” Skip Twitter post by @davidlmearns Wreckage of the plane carrying Emiliano Sala and piloted by David Ibbotson was located early this morning by the FPV MORVEN. As agreed with the AAIB they moved the GEO OCEAN III over the position we provided them to visually identify the plane by ROV. #EmilianoSala — David Mearns (@davidlmearns) February 3, 2019 There were emotional tributes to the footballer as Cardiff played their first home game since the disappearance earlier on Saturday. An online appeal had raised £324,000 for the private search, which began on Sunday. Working jointly with the AAIB, Mr Mearns’ ship and another search vessel, …

‘If he slips, he falls. If he falls, he dies’ — Climbing 3,000 feet without ropes

(CNN)Any doubts as to whether Alex Honnold was the greatest rock climber of all time were doused when the American did something that no one thought was humanly possible. “When I know what I’m doing and I’m climbing well, then it feels meditative, kind of relaxing and beautiful,” Honnold told CNN Sport. His achievement has since been immortalized in a breathtaking BAFTA-winning National Geographic documentary “Free Solo,” which has been nominated for Best Documentary at this year’s Oscars. READ: Ross Edgley — ‘It was goosebumps upon tears, upon smiles’ Death or perfection Free solo climbing is a high-stakes game. It’s either death or perfection. But in moments of such risk, adrenaline is often the enemy. “The important part of being …

Nico Rosberg: How gas-guzzling F1 champion turned into an eco warrior

(CNN)The irony is not lost on Nico Rosberg that he has gone from the excesses of Formula 1’s gas guzzling to effectively become an eco warrior. But now he is driven by making a far greater and greener impact than anything he believes he achieved at the wheel of an F1 car before his shock retirement after edging teammate Lewis Hamilton to the world title. Nico Rosberg on why he retired after winning F1 title Already on board for the event are the FIA, Prince Albert of Monaco and the German Federal Ministry of Transport. Some 50,000 attendees are expected over the three days, which includes the Green Tech Awards, of which the revered environmentalist Sir David Attenborough is a …

UK spies think they can handle Huawei in 5G networks. The US doesn’t agree

Hong Kong (CNN Business)The United Kingdom could undermine an American-led campaign to keep Chinese tech company Huawei out of super-fast 5G mobile networks around the world. The National Cyber Security Centre declined to comment Monday on the specifics of the Financial Times report but said in a statement that it has “a unique oversight and understanding of Huawei engineering and cyber security.” The intelligence agency is playing an important role in a broader UK government review examining the security of technology that operators plan to use in 5G networks in the country. “The review is looking at a range of options and will conclude in the spring. No decisions have been taken and any suggestion to the contrary is inaccurate,” …

Travellers hit by more snow and ice delays

Hundreds of schools across Wales and southern parts of England were closed for the day due to the conditions. At Bristol Airport most of the day’s flights were cancelled. The airport advised passengers to check flight information with their airline but said they expected a normal service on Saturday. Highways England said there was only one lane open from junction 6 to juncton 7 on the M3 westbound near Basingstoke, due to three stranded HGVs. It said surrounding roads were also “treacherous”. Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital made an appeal for nursing staff within walking distance to help, as it faced staffing issues due to the gridlock. Drivers in Surrey also face delays, with the A31 and A3 among the …

Who scored and who wasted their money on Super Bowl ads

Los Angeles (CNN Business)Crafting memorable Super Bowl advertising remains a formidable challenge, as companies try to navigate the complicated waters of celebrity endorsements, corporate branding, hot-button issues and commercials designed to pitch products. In terms of overall product groups, tech companies left a sizable impression, with T-Mobile airing a spot in each quarter, joined by Microsoft, Amazon and Google. Notably, there was also a push for TV content from streaming services via Amazon, Netflix and Hulu, and even an ad from the Washington Post. Based on first impressions of Sunday’s big game, there wasn’t a single spot we’ll be discussing years from now, a la Apple’s “1984” ad, or even Volkswagen’s Darth Vader kid of a few years ago. But …

Kepa Arrizabalaga: Has $92.8 million goalkeeper fatally undermined Maurizio Sarri?

(CNN)Maurizio Sarri tore furiously at his jacket, gesticulating wildly as he stormed down the Wembley tunnel. What followed was an ugly scene which overshadowed what was a markedly improved Chelsea performance and a battle of wills, embarrassingly lost by a manager in the first major cup final of his career. Substitute Caballero, who saved three penalties for Sunday’s opponents Manchester City against Liverpool in the 2016 final, stood confused with his arms outstretched in the direction of his embattled boss. READ: Chelsea manager Sarri rages over sub clash as Manchester City wins League Cup READ: Liverpool draw with Manchester United in Premier League but was it two points dropped? A visibly livid Sarri, who eventually backed down after a conversation …

Karren Brady: ‘The first lady of football’

She encouraged Mr Sullivan to buy Birmingham City Football Club from administrators, which he did in 1993, along with brothers David and Ralph Gold. At the age of 23 she was made managing director of the club. In an interview with the Financial Times, Lady Brady recalls taking over as managing director at Birmingham. “David [Sullivan] did warn me that I would have to be twice as good as the men to be thought of as even half as good. I said ‘well luckily that’s not difficult’.” Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Baroness Brady, Lord Sugar and Nick Hewer with a Bafta award for their work on The Apprentice Despite decades of work in the football industry, Lady Brady …

Sala pilot’s licence to be looked into

Who owned the plane Sala died in? Family’s tribute after Sala plane death Deadline for Sala payment extended Image copyright Jamie Brownfield Image caption The Piper Malibu N264DB aircraft was taking Sala from Nantes to Cardiff As flying is an expensive pastime, cost sharing allows pilots to notch up their flying hours while sharing the cost of fuel, landing fees and other expenses with passengers. The AAIB report said the basis on which Sala was being carried on N264DB “has not yet been established but, previously, the pilot had carried passengers on the basis of ‘cost sharing’”. Cost sharing on private flights is allowed in the UK and the report said Mr Ibbotson, of Crowle, North Lincolnshire, had operated these …

Saudi Arabia appoints first female ambassador to the US

(CNN)Saudi Arabia appointed its first female to serve as an ambassador for the kingdom Saturday, naming Princess Reema bint Bandar Al Saud to be ambassador to the United States. Princess Reema currently works with the Saudi General Sports Authority and has worked to promote women in sports in the kingdom through initiatives focused on inclusion and encouraging more active lifestyles. She worked with the Ministry of Education to ensure physical education for girls in schools and championed a gender integrated team to the Special Olympics. She also worked in the private sector — as CEO at Harvey Nichols Riyad and co-founder of Yibreen, a series of day spas in Riyad. The Saudi royal has also actively praised Prince bin Salman …