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IMO: What YOU missed this week

Every week at IMO we browse the web and grab interesting stories, videos, music and news we think you’ll like.

Here is this week’s top picks.

Share your favourites in the comment section below.

You can get your videos, blogs, music and articles published on IMO too. More information at the end of the article

Usain Bolt, PRO football player?

A lot of people were wondering what Usain Bolt, 31 an eight-time Olympic champion was going to do when he retired from athletics in 2017. This week Central Coast Mariners of the Australian A-League have signed Bolt to an “indefinite training period”. Yes, the current 100m and 200m world record holder will join the club to “accelerate his football journey”. His won everything, so maybe an appearance at the next World Cup could be on the cards for Usain Bolt.

Jargon Busters | Council For Disabled Children

Council for Disabled Children have released a ‘Jargon Busters’ guide to help you understand the mumbo jumbo used in the health system and policy. The Health care one is especially great to have when you are talking to your social worker, advocate or doctor and they start using overly complicated words that no one uses in normal conversations. We really recommend you have the policy jargon buster at hand when you are referred to an advocate. Quick guides that are actually really helpful.

Seven ways to smash back-to-school! - Own It - BBC

A new term can be exciting – or daunting! Follow the Own It guide to smashing back-to-school and handling the first day back like a boss.

Teen Choice Awards 2018 Winners

The annual Teen Choice Awards happened this week. Find out the winner and nominees. SPOILER ALERT: DISNEY WINS!

MEME of the week: Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian posted on Instagram a picture of her wearing Kanye West latest Yeezy trainers. What came after had nothing to do with Kim, Yeezy’s or Kanye. Enjoy as the internet remains undefeated in its meme collection.

The BEST mobile games to play this summer

SUMMER ISN'T OVER. Beano have listed some mobile time wasters for you this summer. Enjoy these when the inevitable British summer rain clouds roll through. Happy gaming guys!

Music Update

The Billboard 100 have listed Drake as their number one this week with “In My Feelings”. Cardi B is a short skip with “I Like It” and 6ix9ine is trending up with “FEFE”. What songs are you listening to, let us know in the comments below.

If you’re an aspiring artist IMO could be your platform to share your songs, videos and poems with.

Private schools should help children in care, says government - BBC News

The Education Minister Nadhim Zahawi has praised 40 independent schools for taking part in a government-backed scheme that provides places for looked-after children, asking that more schools sign up to the scheme to provide more opportunities for children and young people in care.

Click through and let us know what you think.

Rough sleeping: £100m government plan to tackle homelessness unveiled - BBC News

The government has unveiled its £100m plan to tackle rough sleeping in England’s streets. The plan highlights the need to “support people turn their lives around”, including support for mental health and addiction. The government has vowed to end sleeping by 2027!

What do you think of the government’s plan? Can they achieve it on the budget they have or do they need to do more.

Let’s talk in the comments

Fortnite loves football

Is FORTNITE successful because of football players?

The biggest game of the year has a massive following in the football world. Beano highlights some of the crazy and funny things that have made Fortnite and football and match made in heaven.

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