Pasadena Councilman John J. Kennedy Endorses Kathryn Barger for County Supervisor

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Harry Carson Leads Concussion Discussion Among High School Athletes

first_imgBy John Sorce |RED BANK – Former National Football League (NFL) linebacker and lifetime New York Giant Harry Carson, 63, led a discussion on concussions among high school athletes at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Library at Two River Theater on Wednesday, May 3.“This is an issue that is very much near and dear to my heart,” Carson said. “I played during an era in which you just kind of shook it off when you saw stars and got back on the field.“I didn’t realize what was going on until two years after I left football. I went to my doctor for my yearly physical. At the end he said everything was fine, but he asked if I had anything else going on. I told him about my issues with bright lights and loud noises. I went down the list of issues I was dealing with and he referred me to a specialist. I went and got tested and the diagnosis came back as mild post-concussion syndrome.”A sports-related concussion is defined as traumatic brain injury induced by bio-mechanical forces. They may be caused by either a direct blow to the head, face or neck or elsewhere on the body with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. Keane noted that the new guidelines are in the British Journal of Medicine and can be downloaded for free.There has been an estimated increase from 1.1 to 1.9 million sports and recreation-related concussions occuring in children 18 or younger annually. Kids are more involved in sports and playing more frequently on travel teams, and that added exposure is what Keane believes is leading to this increase.Despite popular opinion, extended rest is not recommended for concussions and may actually prolong symptoms. “The whole idea is you give the brain rest and time to recover. But we don’t know how much or how long, or if that’s even doing anything,” Keane said. “We want to get the kids right back to school in some way. When we prescribe rest for long periods, we are actually creating more problems.”Regardless of the modern enhancements the game of football is trying to provide to protect its players, Stephanie Reynolds, D.O., chairman of Emergency Medicine at Riverview Medical Center, stated there is nothing that can be done when it comes to protecting the head. “Helmets are only as good as the brain that’s inside. I always tell parents there is no helmet that will protect their child’s brain,” she said. Carson wants coaches, athletic directors, trainers and especially parents to know what children are getting themselves into before they sign up. “Every parent needs to understand the neurological risks before allowing their kids to play football,” Carson said. “Unfortunately, I have seen a lot of people who have played at the high school level who are now in their twenties and they are dealing with some serious behavioral problems that can be traced back to the hits that they took when they played contact sports in high school.” Kristine Keane, Psy.D., System Wide Clinical Director of Hackensack Meridian Health, began the event by explaining the dif ferent concussion recommendations. The Zurich pediatric concussion guidelines, which originated in 2001, were “more like a consensus statement.”These guidelines were expanded and renewed in 2008 and again in 2012 before the Berlin guidelines were discussed in October 2016 during the fifth international conference on concussion in sport. The Berlin guidelines were released this year.That switch is what brought Old Bridge High School athletic trainer Ralph Di Iorio to the event. “I want to continue to update my knowledge for concussion evaluation and treatment,” Di Iorio said. “They talked about the new guidelines that came out. Knowing those changes are going to help us stay current with our treatment and evaluations of concussions at the high school level.” If Carson was never diagnosed, he does not know where he would be today. “I was very fortunate in retrospect to be diagnosed because what I was dealing with was something that I kept to myself,” he said. “There were times where I thought I was literally going crazy because I really didn’t know what was going on.”Carson owes a lot to the game of football. He had a 13-year career in the NFL, making the Pro Bowl nine times, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006. He does not want his grandson to suffer from football’s side effects. “If I knew then what I know now, I would be very hesitant to play the game again,” Carson said. “I don’t want to be a ‘Debbie Downer’ here, but this issue of concussions is very real. When my grandson, who is seven now, was two or three years old, I made a decision then that he will not play football. He can play any other sport, but he knows he’s not playing football.”Reynolds noted she never negotiates with her kids; she strictly lays out the facts. At the end of the day, the parents have a difficult decision to make. But for Reynolds, the choice is clear. “If you decide that your child’s brain is not as important as a $50,000 [scholarship], that’s on you.” she said.This article was first published in the May 11-18, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Bombers settle for bronze at West Kootenay Championships

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsThe L.V. Rogers Junior Bombers bounced back after being knocked out of the championships round to claim the consolation title at the West Kootenay Junior Boy’s Basketball Tournament Saturday at the Hangar.The Bombers dumped Rossland Royals 56-31 in the consolation final with Tobin Eberle and Ethan Perkins leading the way.The contest was close through two quarters before the Bombers poured it on against the Royals.Eberle and Perkins led the Bombers in scored, each with 13 while Grayson Arabia added 11.LVR, consisting of Grade 9s, opened six-team tourney by blasting Stanley Humphries Rockers 39-20.Perkins was the high man for LVR with 19 points while Arabia added seven.The Bombers then ran into a powerful Grand Forks squad, losing 67-37 to the Wolves. Perkins and Eberle continued their scoring touch around the hoop, finishing with 11 and 10 points, respectively.Grand Forks, winner of the pool with a 2-0 record, edged out J. Lloyd Crowe Hawks 27-26 to claim the West Kootenay title. [email protected]last_img read more

Gor Mahia sign another Ugandan

first_imgSempala (center) posses with Gor Mahia officials during the contract signing (Agency Photos)NAIROBI – Ugandan Midfielder Hashim Sempala has seal a move to Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia.The former URA FC player is understood to have penned a two year deal that will see him feature for the 17 time KPL Champions until the close of the 2020/21 season.”Gor Mahia sign midfielder Hashim Sempala from Tusker, Read a Tweet on Gor Mahia’s official Twitter account.“The Ugandan signed a two-year-deal. Welcome to Gor Mahia midfielder Hashim Sempala” the club tweeted.Sempala who arrives from another KPL side, Tusker Football Club, thus becomes the third Ugandan currently featuring at the club.Sempala has been at Tusker FC.At K’Oghalo, Ssempala joins left back Shafik Batambuze and forward Erisa Ssekisambu.“I am delighted to join the Kenyan champions and this is a big move for me in my career, said a delighted Sempala after signing for Gor Mahia.“I will strive to help the club achieve the targets they set for the season.“I have always loved to play for Gor Mahia and I thank God that I finally have the chance to turn out for the great club.Sempala has been featuring in Kenya since 2016 when he joined Tusker from Bul FC.He has also previously featured for Lweza, URA, KCCA and was part of the 2012 Uganda Premier League winning Express FC team.Gor Mahia has in the past successfully honoured Ugandans including the likes of the late David Otti, Daniel Muzeyi Sserunkuma, Geofrey ‘Baba’ Kizito and Khalid Aucho.Comments Tags: Baba Kizitodan sserunkumaDavid Ottierisa ssekisambugor mahiaHashim SempalaKenyan Premier LeagueKhalid AuchoShafik BatambuzetopTusker FClast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Antonio Brown to the Niners? Fans should pump the brakes

first_imgThe 49ers should add a clear-cut, bonafide No. 1 receiver this offseason. They have an elite tight end and a solid stable of pass catchers — some of which are pretty dynamic — but they lack a wide-out that demands the defense’s full attention on every snap, and that could hold back Kyle Shanahan’s offense from entering the NFL’s elite in 2019.The Steelers’ Antonio Brown is, without an ounce of doubt, a No. 1 receiver. The future Hall of Famer has averaged 115 catches, 1,525 yards, and 11 …last_img

In Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, daughters are born to die

first_imgThis is land where girls are killed every day, with the worst statistics of female infanticide in India. This is the land of honour and tradition. It is also the land of shame and horror. In Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer, where men prefer to keep their women behind veils, while their daughters are buried deep inside graves, silent slaughter has continued. According to unofficial estimates, nearly 2500 cases of female foeticide or female infanticide take place in the state of Rajasthan everyday and it does seem that an apathetic government is standing by and watching the story of this silent genocide.  According to the central scheme, the Janani Suraksha Yojana, a sum of Rs 1400 is given for every baby delivered in a government hospital. Introduced four years ago, this scheme has gone horribly wrong in this district, where women deliver daughters in hospitals, take their entitlements and go home. Within days the newborns disappear. Midwives say girls are being disposed off ruthlessly. The matter had been brought to the governments notice one year back. “Where I was posted earlier, they used to kill girls there, I protested, but I was posted to another place. I don’t know if it happens here,” says a midwife. Dheta social worker said, “One year back, we had sent them recommendations, but nothing happened.” When confronted by Headlines Today, the state government all but admitted to the veracity of the situation. Rajasthan Health Minister Aimuddin Khan assured to look into cases, “if they are brought to notice”. Registered under the Janani Suraksha Yojana, 14 cases of possible female infanticide in three months in a single village were investigated, recommendations were made and the report was sent to the state government. But a year later, probe in all the 14 cases have gone cold and the state government never reverted even as fresh infanticide cases come up every month. “One year back we had sent a report, but nobody got back to us. We have no tools to work with,” said government health co-ordinator Renu Kanwar.  Jaisalmer district has a sharply skewed sex ratio of 869 girls per 1000 boys. It is a belt notorious for killing its daughters. Yet in the history of the district, an FIR was only lodged for the first time in April this year, while the government continues to look the other way as this mass murder on a scale unseen in any other district in the country continues. Sarpanch of chaiyan village Hanuman Singh said, “They kill girls overnight by poisoning them with opium, crushing them with stones and starving them.” It’s been one full year since it was established that the government was unknowingly fixing a price for murder – one full year since recommendations, observations and findings were sent to the state government. However, the government has done nothing, but only play a silent participant in conceiving murder. Headlines Today travelled through the heart of this belt, where in village after village, a handful of girls amid thousands of boys mirror the morbid disdain of a gender-skewed society. Thirty-five villages in 200 km, yet no water and no civic amenities, one medical attendant per 6000 and an apathetic government aided by a gruesome tradition – it’s no wonder that the Bhatti Rajputs, the dominant community here, is issuing open threats. Shyam Kanwar, a villager, said: “If the government wants, we will keep the girls. Otherwise, not a single girl will survive in these villages.” In the history of this entire district, the first ever FIR was lodged in April this year. Inder Singh of Devda village has been charged for killing his granddaughter, a stark irony as he was the first man to save a girl in his village, his daughter. Inder Singh said: “I did not do it ?”. The claim was duly rubbished by district authorities. “The mother and daughter absconded at night. The girl was born healthy, but was dead in the morning,” said the chief medical officer. When Headlines Today looked around in this village, it knew there was something amiss. It can’t spot any young girls, and it’s not the blistering heat that is keeping them away, as in this village, there are only 18 girls in a population of 25000 men. Ironically, the village with the most skewed sex ratio has a lady sarpanch but no one can see her. She lives a life confined to four walls. However, the young educated men of Devda know better, but fail against an archaic custom and old wives tales. Nehpal Singh said, “Our fathers would tell us that the water from our wells only produces boys.” As Headlines Today walked the dusty bylanes bereft of women, it realized why since independence, India has the worst child sex ratio under six years of age, that to kill a girl child here is indeed child’s play and that crucifying the parents, who kill their daughters, will never change things here, because it was the society, which scripted their murder a long time back. Their parents are only just but signing their epitaph. Eighty km off Jaisalmer falls Devda village – the hotbed of female infanticide. At eight years, girls’ dowries are ready. Another five years, and they would be married. Once married, their life will be restricted to four walls like their mothers and every time, they step out, they would have to confine themselves to the harshest of parda traditions followed by their community. Fully veiled, they would also carry a sheet covering themselves from even a shadow of another man. “It’s a tradition we carry on. It’s suffocating but money, food and women are meant to be protected,” said Umed Singh Kanwar. Twenty km away in village Moda Ganesh, Headlines Today came across another aberration: 14-year-old Manoj Kanwar was clawed off from the hands of death. She knows she was lucky. In 14 years, she has seen enough to know the reason why. “I have seen girls getting killed every day here. It’s the dowry that makes them kill,” said Manoj Kanwar. Her mother Pappu Kanwar fought against family pressure to let Manoj live, but even she admits that in their community, there is no place for girls. “No woman wants to kill, but she does here?it’s with a heavy heart that she quitely suffocates her daughter or poisons her,” says a teary-eyed Pappu Kanwar. According to the custom, 14-year-old Manoj is well past marriageable age and she knows that her mother is doing all she can to find a suitable match and accumulate a sizable dowry. If a female camel is born in this district, then jaggery is distributed to the entire village. Ironically, if a girl child is born, an earthen pot is broken to signify doom befallen over the family. It’s an irony which mirrors an India that exists alongside the fastest growing economy in the world and till the gap between these two Indias is bridged, this is no country for young girls.For more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

State of Origin set to sizzle in new division

first_imgBy BEN HARRISIt doesn’t matter how young or old you are, playing in a State of Origin series sends shivers down your spine.The two foes in Australian sport – New South Wales and Queensland – will renew their rivalry when the touch football State of Origin series begins on Friday.Fourteen divisions will be action ranging from the under 20s to the new category, men’s 55s.This is the first time in State of Origin history a 55s division has been played.Don’t be fooled about the age of the players participating in the men’s 55s, these players are capable of producing a stellar series.The men’s 50s series in 2012 was won by Queensland 2-1 with two touchdowns between the two teams.The New South Wales team will be coached by Bruce Ager and Queensland will be mentored by Hank Solien.The first game will tap-off at 4.25pm on Friday, September 19.The second game will be held at 10.45am on Saturday, September 20, and the third game will follow at 3.20pm.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and stream live games throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksState of Originlast_img read more

a month agoMan City midfielder Phil Foden: Why I only want to stay

first_imgMan City midfielder Phil Foden: Why I only want to stayby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City midfielder Phil Foden insists he’s happy where he is.Foden played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s comfortable 3-0 Carabao Cup win at Preston.It was only his third appearance of the season – the other two being late substitute entrances in the Community Shield and last month’s opening Premier League win at West Ham – but the 19-year-old insists he is not getting impatient.Asked if he was frustrated, he said: “No, I played here so that is the main thing. I am just looking forward, I am just trying to take my minutes any time they come and do my best. Any time I get game time is important. I just try and enjoy it.”It is my boyhood club and a dream to play for this club, so any time I put the shirt on I just enjoy it to the max.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Video: Eastern Washington Defender Ejected For This Cheap Shot On Oregon’s Vernon Adams

first_imgVernon Adams gets lit up by an Eastern Washington defender.Vernon Adams HitOregon is playing Eastern Washington in its season opener tonight. EWU, of course, is the former program of Oregon’s new starting quarterback, graduate transfer Vernon Adams. Eastern Washington linebacker John Kreifels was just ejected from the game for targeting Adams with a cheap shot hit. We can’t definitively say it was intentional, but it was definitely pretty vicious. Oregon QB Vernon Adams takes a late hit and came up wobbly. Went to locker room. Player who hit him was ejected. pic.twitter.com/h2qPFxDcTr— Jordan Heck (@JordanHeckFF) September 6, 2015EWU’s John Kreifels ejected for a hit on Vernon Adams in a slide. VA’s getting checked out by trainers as the boos rain down on Kreifels.— John Blanchette (@JPBlanchette) September 6, 2015Clearly Kreifels isn’t a popular player right now among Oregon fans. Hopefully Adams is okay.last_img read more

Steven Spielberg Supports The BFG Dream Jar Trail

first_imgSave the Children, Visitlondon.com, The Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Entertainment One UK are encouraging adults and children alike to dream big this summer with the announcement of a Phizz-Whizzing new public art trail to celebrate the release of THE BFG across the streets of London and key locations around the UK.This unique art installation will showcase the childhood dreams and aspirations of a host of well-known personalities in GIANT six foot jars. Their dreams will be reflected in a series of sculptures created by talented artists, which will sit within each jar for the public to enjoy. Names confirmed so far include the film’s director, Steven Spielberg and star Mark Rylance who plays the eponymous friendly Giant; Sophie Dahl granddaughter of the book’s author, Roald Dahl; celebrated illustrator Quentin Blake; Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain, Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams, Arsenal Football Club and one of the most successful Paralympians of all time, David Weir.Of the trail Spielberg said: “I’m excited to join The BFG Dream Jar Trail so we can all share our dreams together. The best part of this project is its support of the valuable work that Save the Children does in giving kids across the world their own chances to dream big.”Sophie Dahl, granddaughter of Roald Dahl, upon whom the main character of Sophie is said to be based, said: “I am thrilled to be part of such a creative adventure in support of the incredible work of Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s charity. My grandfather was a great champion of dreams and imagination and I feel he would have been delighted to see his work supporting children in this way.”Rumour has it that the GIANT jars belong to The BFG himself who mislaid them during his night time wanderings delivering dreams to the children of the world. The jars will be found in some gloriumptious locations around the UK as well as near to a host of key London landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, St Paul’s Cathedral, The Tower of London, Leicester Square, Emirates Stadium and, of course, the Buckinghamshire home of Roald Dahl himself, Great Missenden.Julie Chappell, Chief Digital Officer at Visitlondon.com, the official city guide said: “The trail will be a wonderful and inspirational addition to the streets of the capital this summer, giving families, Londoners and visitors of all ages the chance to recapture the magic of Roald Dahl’s beloved classic as they explore the city.”Families can visit this splendiferous trail in the summer between 8 July and 31 August and see numerous inspirational and magical dreams brought to life. The trail will be looking to raise as much money as possible for Save the Children as well as Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity UK-wide specialist nursing programme, with all the jars being auctioned after the trail closes.Tanya Steele, CEO of Save the Children, said: “Changing the world for children means giving them the chance to dream. That’s why Save the Children works in some of the toughest places in the world to make sure every child gets that chance. We do whatever it takes to help children get the healthiest start in life, providing access to life-changing education and protecting them in times of disaster. We’re thrilled to be a beneficiary of The BFG Dream Jar Trail because, through the money raised, we’ll be able to make sure that more children get the opportunity to fulfil their potential no matter how big their dreams are. Together, we can rewrite the story for children everywhere.”This summer will see the talents of two of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Roald Dahl’s beloved classic THE BFG to life. Directed by Spielberg, THE BFG tells the imaginative story of a young girl (British newcomer Ruby Barnhill) and the Giant (Oscar winner Mark Rylance) who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. Spielberg’s much anticipated live action film also stars British talent Rebecca Hall, Penelope Wilton and Rafe Spall and will be released across the UK on 22 July.last_img read more