UK’s Prince William joins footballer’s podcast as part of mental health campaign



Prince William, Duke of Cambridge holding a frisbee: FILE PHOTO: Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits the Garden House in Peterborough


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FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Prince William, Duke of Cambridge visits the Garden House in Peterborough

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Prince William has taken part in a popular BBC podcast with former England footballer Peter Crouch to raise awareness about mental health issues, his Kensington Palace office said.

William, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and second in line to the British throne, has in recent years stepped up his campaigning on mental health issues, urging people to talk through a charity initiative called Heads Together.



a close up of Peter Crouch throwing a ball: FILE PHOTO: Premier League - Burnley v Arsenal


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FILE PHOTO: Premier League – Burnley v Arsenal

After joining forces with English soccer, William’s mental health awareness campaign has led to the renaming of a soccer match and the Heads Up FA Cup Final is due to take place on Saturday.

A Kensington Palace statement said on Wednesday that William has been trying to use the popularity of soccer to show

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Planet Fitness will require members to wear masks starting August

  • On Monday, Planet Fitness announced it would require members to wear masks at its gyms at all times starting August 1.
  • Planet Fitness is the first major fitness chain to require masks, although many retailers like Walmart have already implemented their own mask mandates.
  • However, mask mandates aren’t easily enforced, and without government support, policies from individual retailers push the responsibility — and risk — of enforcing onto employees.
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Planet Fitness will require all members to wear masks in its gyms at all times starting August 1, the chain announced in a press release on Monday.

Although many retail chains and restaurants have already required masks, Planet Fitness is the first major fitness chain to require masks while working out.

“As we continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic, amid an ongoing global health crisis, wellness has never been as essential to our collective

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Sheriff, Lawmaker Call Medical Marijuana Resolution ‘Unsafe’ | Mississippi News

By LEAH WILLINGHAM, Associated Press/Report for America

RIDGELAND, Miss. (AP) — A Republican state representative, a sheriff and a Mississippi Board of Health official on Monday urged those who support some form of medical marijuana in Mississippi to vote for the more restrictive of the two proposals that will appear on the ballot in November.

Rep. Jill Ford, Madison County Sheriff Randy Tucker and Ed Langton of the Mississippi Board of Health are against medical marijuana and said Initiative 65, which earned its place on the ballot by a citizen petition, is dangerous, allows “pot shops” to pop up in the state near schools and churches and increases access for people who will abuse the drug.

“Law enforcement is overburdened already. I can promise you, we are pushed to the limit with the manpower, resources and the backing of the law as it is. We are fixed to open pandora’s

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