In Northern Ireland, 42% of people are on the NHS Organ Donor Register. Now the Department of Health has launched a consultation on a draft policy in a bid to get families discussing donations. But what is it really like to know you are alive because of someone else's choice? Or to wait by the phone for the call that could save you? What is it like to talk about what will happen if tragedy strikes your nearest and dearest? The donor family Five-year-old Erin Bonar died suddenly in March 2014, but before her death she told her mum that she wanted to be an organ donor. "We were watching TV and the ad campaign came on, Erin asked me what it was all about it and I explained it to her," Susan Bonar
"I've made a lot of mistakes in my life and last night was definitely one of them, and I apologize for that to you. I want to be a good man but I think last night I definitely failed at that." Homme also apologized to his bandmates and his family in the video, including his mother, father and his children. "I'm going to have to figure some stuff out I think," he said. In an earlier post to the official Queens of the Stone Age Twitter account Sunday, Homme said he had kicked Lauren's camera while "being lost in the performance." "I kicked over various lighting and equipment on our stage. Today it was brought to my attention that this included a camera held by photographer Chelsea Lauren. I did
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Disney's next installment in the "Star Wars" saga has become Fandango's top advance ticket-seller of the year, the online ticket site reported on Tuesday. The film, which doesn't officially open in North America until Friday with previews beginning Thursday night, toppled another Disney production, "Beauty and the Beast," which came out in March, for the top spot. "The Last Jedi" is the biggest ticket pre-seller for Fandango since the series' last film, 2015's "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," which went on to become the biggest opening in film history. "The Last Jedi" debuts in more than 4,100 theaters domestically and is on track for an opening weekend in the $200 million range. However, some
The White House's top spokesperson had a warning for a CNN reporter on Tuesday: Ask President Trump a question at an event you're about to attend, and you may not be allowed into similar events. Events like that often include what's known as a "pool spray," a brief opportunity for a small group of reporters and photographers to take photos and, when possible, ask questions. The White House "pool" is comprised of a few members of the press corps who are assigned on a rotating basis to cover presidential events and file reports to be used by other media outlets when it would be impractical for the entire press corps to attend those events. When journalists are on pool duty, they are working not just on behalf of themselves and their employers but for all the journalists and outlets that receive pool reports.
Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been made a Companion of Honour by the Duke of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace. The 52-year-old said she felt "deeply honoured and proud" to get the award. "To be included in the distinguished and diversely talented company of the other Companions of Honour, especially as a female writer, is a particular privilege," she said in a statement. Membership of the Order of the Companions of Honour is a special award held by only 65 people at any one time. Established in 1917 by George V, it recognises services of national importance. Rowling, whose first name is Joanne, was awarded an OBE in 2001. The best-selling writer was accompanied by her doctor husband Neil Murray