Construction projects across the U.S. receive a fresh source of funds from Chinese eager for a green card in exchange. Jane Lanhee Lee looks at the rising popularity of a once-obscure visa scheme.
NINE-YEAR-OLD Keat Rhodes looks just like any other little girl – but she was actually born male. The schoolgirl was only seven years old when she was diagnosed with gender identity disorder and began her transition from boy to girl. Since then she has undergone an incredible transformation with the support of her adoptive parents Emily, 36, and Clint, 41, LeVan, from Ohio, America. And over the next few years Keat, who has a younger brother, Blaine, seven, will undergo treatment to complete her transition from male to female.Today Keat is the picture of happiness but it hasn’t been easy and the family has endured a huge backlash from parents in their community. Made the subject of a Facebook hate campaign, they were accused of child abuse. Some even suggested Emily was turning Keat in to a Barbie doll. But they have fought the bullies and are striving to give their daughter a normal life.
Videographer / Director: Ruaridh Connellan, Producer: Hannah Mouland, Editor: Ian Phillips / Joshua Douglas
MSN’s Lucy Mapstone chats to Nick Grimshaw ahead of his new job as the host of the BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. He starts the BBC Radio 1 Breakfast show on Monday 24 September, 6.30-10am. Follow the show @R1Breakfast and facebook.co.uk/R1Breakfast.
Magic Breakfast delivers free healthy breakfast foods to 200 primary schools across the U.K, feeding up to 6,000 children each morning, all for just 22p a day This gives children who go to school hungry the fuel they need to start their day in the right way, improving attendance, punctuality, concentration and behaviour.
They have formed partnerships with schools, with a shared commitment to ending the negative impact of child poverty.
As well as ensuring no child misses out to a nutritious start to the day, the breakfast club provides a safe happy environment, where children connect with other pupils and staff and prepare for the day ahead.