Womens soccer Ohio State defeats No 16 Virginia Tech on the road

OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated No. 16 Virginia Tech, 2-1 on Thursday in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies suffered their first loss of the season, and the Buckeyes improved their perfect season to 5-0-0.For much of the first half, neither team converted on shot attempts, but after 33 minutes, senior forward Lindsay Agnew received a cross-field assist from junior midfielder Nikki Walts and scored the first goal of the game, putting OSU ahead 1-0 through one half. It was Agnew’s third goal this season, making her the highest scoring Buckeye thus far.In the 58th-minute senior defender Morgan Wolcott managed to send the ball to the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage, padding OSU’s lead over the Hokies.The Hokies quickly cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half just six minutes later with a goal from senior forward Murielle Tiernan. For the final 26 minutes, the Buckeyes played an aggressive defense backed by senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker, who made seven saves during the game propelling OSU to a top-25 victory. OSU now sets its eyes on the West Virginia Mountaineers for a match in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday. read more

Andre Silva unsure if he will remain at Sevilla

first_imgSevilla loan star Andre Silva admits he still has no idea over whether he will remain at the club permanentlyFollowing a difficult debut campaign at AC Milan, Silva left for Sevilla on loan and has enjoyed a stunning start with eight goals in his opening 16 La Liga games.Club director Joaquin Caparros announced last month that they intend to trigger their buy option for Silva from Milan for a reported €30m.But it appears that Silva is none the wiser when it comes to his long-term future with the 23-year-old’s sole focus staying on the pitch.“The truth is that I don’t know what will happen in the future,” Silva told Marca.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“What I am doing now is fighting for Sevilla, doing the best I can for Sevilla and myself. I’m happy, I’m very happy but nobody can predict the future.”“I’ve already said many times that I feel good here and that I am happy, but what happens outside the pitch no longer concerns me. I’m just thinking about training and games.”The Portugal international also gave his thoughts on a potential title bid from Sevilla this season.Pablo Machin’s side, who are third in La Liga, will next take on second-place Atletico Madrid on January 6.last_img read more

Sarri singles out Higuain for praise

first_imgMaurizio Sarri was delighted with his team’s performance as they responded to Bournemouth’s defeatGonzalo Higuain opened his account with a brace alongside Eden Hazard who grabbed the first from the spot before rounding the keeper to secure the second. While David Luiz completed the scoring with a late header.It was a positive all-round display from Maurizio Sarri’s side, who dominated from very early on.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟#CHEHUD— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019“I think we started very well in the first 25-30 minutes. I saw my football, we moved the ball very fast, we had good movements without the ball and we were very dangerous.“I’m really very happy, we played well for 90 minutes and defended well for 90 minutes. We played a good match but we need consistency now.” He told the CFC website.“It will be very difficult, but also for our opponents. At the moment we have to be happy with our season because in February we are still involved in four different competitions. We know we have to fight to stay in the top four. Then we have to try to win something.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“It will be very difficult because in the Carabao Cup we had to play Liverpool and Tottenham, and now Man City, it’s like the Champions League. So here in England, everything is very difficult.“The championship is very competitive and we know now we need consistency in our performances.“Today they were very motivated but we lost 4-0 in the last match so they had to react. Now we have to understand the level of motivation must be the same in every match.”⚽️⚽️ Double trouble! ⚽️⚽️ pic.twitter.com/4LJpIbtvjV— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) February 2, 2019Sarri felt Higuain and Hazard complement each other as it showed in today’s game.“I know very well when Higuain arrived he wasn’t at the top of his physical condition. Now he’s improving and I’m happy because apart from the goals he’s very suitable to play close to Eden.“On the pitch, they’re very suitable to play with one close to the other. For us, it’s very useful to have Higuain because he will be able to score a lot of goals, but it’s also important for Eden.”last_img read more

This free Chrome extension can Simplify your Gmail

first_imgA former Gmail design lead believes his Chrome extension makes Gmail easier to use.  Chesnot/Getty Images As the old saying goes, if you want something done right, do it yourself. Michael Legget, a former design lead for Google who now works for Nori, has put that into practice when it comes to Gmail’s interface. Scrolling through his inbox was “like Lucky Charms got spewed all over the screen,” he told Fast Company in an interview published Thursday. To solve that problem, Legget created Simplify Gmail, a  free Chrome extension meant to, well, simplify Gmail. Here are a few tweaks you’ll see in Simplify:Left and right sidebars hidden behind menu buttons. A minimized search bar. Compose in the bottom right, similar to mobile interface.Calendar, Keep, Tasks condensed in the bottom right. Gmail logo in the top left gone.Google wasn’t immediately available for comment. Gmail launched in 2004, and since then has amassed more than 1.5 billion users per month. Earlier this month, Gmail became Google’s sole focus when it retired Inbox. Originally published April 26, 11:52 a.m. PT.Update, 12:12 p.m PT: Added more details. Internet Internet Mobile Comment 1center_img Tags Share your voicelast_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button. UP NEXT:UP NEXT: Click for Sound The video will start in 1Cancel Play now Video will play in  Click to playTap to play Video Loading Video Unavailable We pay for stories! Send your videos to video@trinitymirror.comHello and welcome to Stoke-on-TrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Thursday, November 29. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Follow us on Twitter @SOTLive – the official Sentinel account – real news in real time. We’re also on Facebook – your must-see news, features, videos and pictures throughout Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire. Want to tell us about something going on where you live? Let us know – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page . And if you have pictures to share, tag us on Instagram at StokeonTrentLive . 20:58Tree falls onto slip road at Keele ServicesOne lane closed and heavy traffic due to fallen tree on M6 Northbound from J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) to Keele Services.A Tree has fallen on the slip road into Keele Services. As a result there is no access to Keele Services Northbound and a Lane one (of three) closure has been implemented on the main carriageway whilst the tree surgeon chops up the tree. 18:42Two lanes closed due to accident on M6 in West MidlandsA Highways England spokesman said: “Lanes 3 and 4 closed on M6 northbound btwn J8 (m5) and J9 Walsall due to a 2 car collision. Highways England and West Midlands Ambulance Service are on scene, long delays building on the approach.”18:38Knife seized after police stop man in Stoke-on-Trent streetPolice found the knife after using stop and search powers in Hanley today. More here.The knife police recovered earlier today (Image: Staffordshire Police)18:16Accident reported on A50 A50 Eastbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to accident at A5006 (Sideway Roundabout).On the exit going towards Longton. (Image: Inrix)18:00Temporary traffic lights causing delays on Stone Queueing traffic on A520 Stafford Road in both directions near Stafford Close. Congestion to Christchurch Way beyond Morrison’s and back to the A34 The Fillybrooks. In the roadworks area.Temporary traffic lights for water main works causing delays. 17:55’She’s left a massive hole in our family that will never be filled’ – loved-ones pay tribute as mum, 29, laid to rest Emma Pender, of Newcastle, died in ‘tragic circumstances’ while on holiday in Lanzarote. More here.17:03Trains delayed and cancelled due to windTrains serving railway stations in North Staffordshire and South Cheshire face disruption until the end of the day. More here.16:50Broken down car on A500One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down car on A500 D Road Southbound at A52 (Stoke Road Interchange).Officers on scene are directing traffic.16:42Accident on the M6M6 Southbound lane closed on slip road into the services due to accident at M6 (Stafford Services). Traffic is coping well. In the roadworks area.One lane is closed heading into Stafford Services from the Southbound M6. 16:35’Despicable act’ – two puppies found dead near footpath after being ‘dumped like rubbish’The puppies were found on a footpath in Newcastle. More here.16:02Hospital issues alert to patients over A&E works tonightPeople are being asked to only attend A&E if absolutely necessary this evening. More here. People are advising people only to visit the Accident and Emergency Department if absolutely necessary 15:12Issues with credit card payments at railway stationsAn East Midlands Trains spokesman said:There is currently a nationwide fault with debit and credit card payments at all stations. We are working with suppliers to resolve this issue as soon as possible. Please seek the Train Manager on board your service if you are travelling with a booking reference only.” 15:07Good afternoonTom here, I’ll be bringing you the latest traffic and travel news throughout the afternoon.12:59Lorry fire causes five-mile tailbacksThe broken down truck on the M6 southbound between J20 and J19, has caught fire. The fire has now been extinguished, but two lanes are closed while the remains of the burnt-out vehicle is removed. There is about five miles of queuing traffic.12:43Flooding in HanleyThere might be beautiful blue skies at the moment over North Staffordshire, but this video shows the scene from this morning’s weather and flooding on Botteslow Street, in Hanley.12:29Long delays on the motorwayThere are now long delays on the M6 and two lanes are closed due to a broken down lorry on Northbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J19 A556 Chester Road (Knutsford). In the roadworks area. Travel time is around 45 minutes.Lanes one and two (of three) are now closed to aid with recovery. 12:07Fallen tree on the M6One lane of the M6 is closed and traffic is slow due to a fallen tree on Northbound between J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent) and J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe).Lane one (of three) is closed. The sensors show a build up of traffic just prior to Keele Services.11:43There’s a place for banter but NOT violence (Image: Northcliffe Media Ltd.)Tuesday night will see Port Vale and Stoke City meet for the first time since 2002 and this should and can be an event that we can all look forward to. Read what Chief Supt Wayne Jones, of Staffordshire Police, says about planning for a game which has generated much interested in Stoke-on-Trent.Read the full story10:50Tyre changeOne lane of the M6 is closed due to a lorry having a tyre changed Southbound between J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe) and J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent). Traffic is coping well.10:10One lane of the M6 closedOne lane of the M6 is closed due to an accident involving a lorry Northbound before M6 (Sandbach Services). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed. Sandbach services is located between J16 (Stoke-on-Trent / Crewe) and J17 (Sandbach / Crewe). 09:34Fire in CreweTwo crews from Crewe attended the fire just before 6.20am today at an outhouse of a property in Wood Street.When fire crews arrived smoke was seen issuing from the ground floor extension. Wearing two breathing apparatus, firefighters used one hose reel and had a covering jet in place to help bring the fire under control. A spokesman fore Cheshire Fire and rescue Service said firefighters will continue to monitor the temperature until it is safe.09:10Train informationDelays and some cancellations expected on West Midlands Railway due to adverse weather conditions.A 50 mph emergency speed restriction has been applied by Network Rail across the West Midlands this morning. Strong winds are expected which may blow debris onto the tracks. Passengers are advised to check their journey before travelling.08:49Motorcyclist suffers ‘life-changing injury’A motorcyclist has suffered what is believed to be a ‘life-changing injury’ following an accident on a busy road this morning.The man was involved in a collision with a car on Hartshill Road, Newcastle, just before 7.30am today.Read the full story here.08:24Traffic hotspotsWe have the usual traffic hotspots this morning, including:- Queueing traffic on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall. Travel time is seven minutes. – A527 Porthill Road busy but moving at A500 D Road / Longbridge Hayes Road / Longbridge Hayes Road (Porthill Bank). – Heavy traffic on A5272 Chell Street at A5272 Merrick Street / B5047 Hulton Street (Providence Square). Travel time is four minutes. – Slow traffic on A527 Biddulph Road coming from Brinley Ford Southbound at A5272 High Lane roundabout.- Queueing traffic on A500 D Road Southbound around A527 Porthill Road (Porthill Bank). Travel time is 13 minutes. – Usual slow traffic on A50 Westbound from Meir Tunnel towards the A500 D Road (Sideway Roundabout). Travel time is four minutes. – Queueing traffic on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). Travel time is 13 minutes. – Heavy traffic on B5051 Moorland Road at A5272 High Lane / A5272 Hanley Road / Bank Hall Road (Smallthorne Roundabout). Travel time is seven minutes. – Heavy traffic on A53 Elder Road at A50 Waterloo Road (Cobridge Traffic Lights). Travel time is four minutes. 07:35Accident on A52Reports of an accident, on A52 Hartshill Road near Bombay Club in Newcastle. Traffic is coping well 06:55Today’s weatherToday is going to be a mild, wet and very windy day, with a risk of gales for many. The rain will clear to sunny spells and scattered blustery showers by midday, with the strong winds easing a little. The maximum temperature is set to be 14 °C. 06:53One lane of the M6 closedOne lane of the M6 is closed this morning and traffic is heavy due to a broken down vehicle on Northbound from J14 A5013 (Stafford North) to J15 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent). 06:50Good morning!Good morning everyone and welcome to today’s live blog. Stick with us for all the latest breaking news, traffic and travel and weather reports. Don;t forget, if you have a story for us, this is how you can get in touch – Tweet us @SOTLive or message us on our Facebook page. 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USbased publisher Chicken Soup for the Soul has c

first_imgUS-based publisher Chicken Soup for the Soul has created a TV and film division and brought in former A+E boss Steve Ronson to run it.Chicken Soup for the Soul is known for its books featuring inspirational true-life stories and will make branded TV shows and features.Ronson left A+E late last year after a 13-year stint at the channel operator, latterly as VP, international television, digital media and consumer products.In his new role as CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions, he will oversee the new unit’s content efforts and its existing TV projects, which include the recently released special Chicken Soup for the Soul: food & family. The teen-skewed education/information show that went out on PBS. The new division will make a talk show, feature film and other TV projects.“Chicken Soup for the Soul is a well-known brand that translates into highly entertaining, inspirational television,” said Ronson, CEO, Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions. “The brand is unique, beloved worldwide, and delivers the important, uplifting and inspiring messages of our time.”“We already have several ambitious television and theatrical projects underway,” said Chicken Soup for the Soul founder and CEO, William Rouhana, Jr. “With an eye toward building upon these opportunities, we are pleased to announce the formation of Chicken Soup for the Soul Productions, headed by industry veteran Steve Ronson.”last_img read more

Scientists explore new treatment targets for retinal damage

first_imgReviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)Jan 31 2019Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University are looking at new treatment targets for the retinal damage that often accompanies diseases like diabetes, glaucoma and hypertension.Characterized by damage to the blood vessels, those diseases often lead to ischemia – or a disruption of the blood supply to an organ or part of the body. In the case of the retina, that disruption can lead to vision loss.”The neurons in the retina help us see by transmitting signals from the optic nerve to the brain. The blood vessels in the retina supply those neurons with the blood they need and when there is ischemia, the neurons start to die. We want to find new ways to treat that damage,” says Dr. Abdelrahman Y. Fouda, an MCG postdoctoral fellow.With a two-year postdoctoral fellowship award from the American Heart Association, Fouda is working with Dr. Ruth B. Caldwell, cell biologist in MCG’s Vascular Biology Center, to help find those new treatment targets.They believe the key lies in the enzyme arginase 1, which is present in the liver and helps it turn ammonia into urea and eventually clear it from the body. But, in retinal damage, they believe that the enzyme helps suppress the excessive inflammation caused by big white blood cells called macrophages.When an injury occurs in the body, the immune system sends these macrophages to clean up the damage. These versatile cells, whose name literally means “big eater” in Greek, engulf and digest substances the body deems unhealthy. They also play a big role in regulating inflammation, which is necessary to repair damage, but can be damaging itself in excess.Related StoriesNew therapy shows promise in preventing brain damage after traumatic brain injuryLiving-donor liver transplant offers advantages over deceased-donor, research findsNeural pathways explain the relationship between imagination and willingness to helpThere are two types of these big eaters – M1s that promote inflammation and M2s that are known more for their reparative qualities. And M2s make arginase 1, leading Fouda and Caldwell to suspect the enzyme played a role in the intensity of the immune response in these ischemic injuries.”Basically when we remove arginase 1, the macrophages are more inflammatory, more damaging, and when we add it back, they are less inflammatory, more reparative,” Fouda says.They are studying a disease model called ischemia reperfusion injury, in which blood flow is removed then restored, inducing destructive inflammation, oxidative stress and resulting damage to neurons and blood vessels. Scientists looked at normal mice as well as those with arginase 1 knocked out body-wide, specifically from macrophages or from the endothelial cells that line blood vessels.In normal mice and mice without arginase 1 in the endothelial cells, the macrophages that raced to the injury site promoted an inflammatory response. In the mice without the enzyme in their macrophages, the retinal damage was worse, seemingly proving the enzyme plays a key role in regulating the immune response and resulting damage.Next steps include delineating just how that happens.They are also studying a more stable form of arginase 1, called pegylated arginase 1, which when administered also reduced inflammation and retinal damage. That form of the enzyme is already in early clinical trials for advanced liver cancer.There are currently no effective therapies for the neurovascular injury.Source: http://www.augusta.edu/mcg/last_img read more

Gastrointestinal symptoms in children could be a red flag for future mental

first_imgReviewed by Kate Anderton, B.Sc. (Editor)Mar 29 2019A Columbia University study has found that adversity early in life is associated with increased gastrointestinal symptoms in children that may have an impact on the brain and behavior as they grow to maturity.The study was published online March 28 in the journal Development and Psychopathology.”One common reason children show up at doctors’ offices is intestinal complaints,” said Nim Tottenham, a professor of psychology at Columbia and senior author on the study. “Our findings indicate that gastrointestinal symptoms in young children could be a red flag to primary care physicians for future emotional health problems.”Scientists have long noted the strong connection between the gut and brain. Previous research has demonstrated that a history of trauma or abuse has been reported in up to half of adults with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), at a prevalence twice that of patients without IBS.”The role of trauma in increasing vulnerability to both gastrointestinal and mental health symptoms is well established in adults but rarely studied in childhood,” said study lead author Bridget Callaghan, a post-doctoral research fellow in Columbia’s psychology department. In addition, she said, animal studies have demonstrated that adversity-induced changes in the gut microbiome – the community of bacteria in the body that regulates everything from digestion to immune system function-influence neurological development, but no human studies have done so.”Our study is among the first to link disruption of a child’s gastrointestinal microbiome triggered by early-life adversity with brain activity in regions associated with emotional health,” Callaghan said.The researchers focused on development in children who experienced extreme psychosocial deprivation due to institutional care before international adoption. Separation of a child from a parent is known to be a powerful predictor of mental health issues in humans. That experience, when modeled in rodents, induces fear and anxiety, hinders neurodevelopment and alters microbial communities across the lifespan.The researchers drew upon data from 115 children adopted from orphanages or foster care on or before approximately they were 2 years old, and from 229 children raised by a biological caregiver. The children with past caregiving disruptions showed higher levels of symptoms that included stomach aches, constipation, vomiting and nausea.Related StoriesHospitals’ decision to transfer kids with mental health emergencies is based on insurance typeRevolutionary gene replacement surgery restores vision in patients with retinal degenerationEffective stop smoking treatments less likely to be prescribed to people with mental health conditionsFrom that sample of adoptees, the researchers then selected eight participants, ages 7 to 13, from the adversity exposed group and another eight who’d been in the group raised by their biological parents. Tottenham and Callaghan collected behavioral information, stool samples and brain images from all the children. They used gene sequencing to identify the microbes present in the stool samples and examined the abundance and diversity of bacteria in each participant’s fecal matter.The children with a history of early caregiving disruptions had distinctly different gut microbiomes from those raised with biological caregivers from birth. Brain scans of all the children also showed that brain activity patterns were correlated with certain bacteria. For example, the children raised by parents had increased gut microbiome diversity, which is linked to the prefrontal cortex, a region of the brain known to help regulate emotions.”It is too early to say anything conclusive, but our study indicates that adversity-associated changes in the gut microbiome are related to brain function, including differences in the regions of the brain associated with emotional processing,” says Tottenham, an expert in emotional development.More research is needed, but Tottenham and Callaghan believe their study helps to fill in an important gap in the literature.”Animal studies tell us that dietary interventions and probiotics can manipulate the gut microbiome and ameliorate the effects of adversity on the central nervous system, especially during the first years of life when the developing brain and microbiome are more plastic,” Callaghan says. “It is possible that this type of research will help us to know if and how to best intervene in humans, and when.”Callaghan and Tottenham are currently working on a larger-scale study with 60 children in New York City to see if their findings can be replicated. They expect the results later this year. Source:https://www.columbia.edu/last_img read more

Teen drivers with ADHD more likely to crash and get traffic violations

first_imgWe need additional research to understand the specific mechanisms by which ADHD symptoms influence crash risk so that we can develop skills training and behavioral interventions to reduce the risk for newly licensed drivers with ADHD. There’s not enough research currently being conducted on older adolescents and young adults with ADHD, particularly studies focused on promoting safe driving behavior.”Thomas J. Power, PhD, ABPP, study co-author and director of the Center for Management of ADHD at CHOP Reviewed by James Ives, M.Psych. (Editor)May 21 2019Teen drivers diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to crash, be issued traffic and moving violations, and engage in risky driving behaviors than their peers without ADHD, according to a Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) study published today in the journal Pediatrics.The multidisciplinary team of researchers from CHOP’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention and Center for Management of ADHD analyzed detailed crash and traffic violation records for newly licensed drivers to conduct the first large-scale longitudinal study on this topic.By highlighting the specific types of crashes and traffic violations, this study identifies risky driving behaviors that those with ADHD may be more likely to engage in, such as driving while intoxicated, not wearing a seat belt, and speeding. Because these behaviors are amenable to change, these findings suggest that clinicians and families can work with this at-risk group of teens to practice safe driving behaviors and potentially reduce their crash risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 6.1 million children ages 2 to 17 living in the United States have been diagnosed with ADHD. Many of these youth with ADHD are potential drivers, and safe transportation is a growing concern. Evidence-based guidance to clinicians and families is urgently needed to protect these drivers, as well as others on the road.For the retrospective study, researchers reviewed the records of 14,936 adolescents who were patients at six CHOP primary care practices in New Jersey and had obtained an intermediate driver’s license between January 2004 and December 2014. The study team linked the adolescents’ electronic health data with New Jersey driver licensing records, traffic violations, and police-reported crash data. Within this group, the researchers identified 1,769 adolescents with childhood-diagnosed ADHD who obtained an intermediate driver’s license during the study period, and compared their crash outcomes with those of the drivers without ADHD.Related StoriesResearchers identify gene mutations linked to leukemia in children with Down’s syndromeNew network for children and youth with special health care needs seeks to improve systems of care’Traffic light’ food labels associated with reduction in calories purchased by hospital employeesAlthough crash risk is elevated for all newly licensed drivers, the study team found it is 62 percent higher for those with ADHD the first month after getting licensed, and 37 percent higher during the first four years after licensure, regardless of their age when licensed. Drivers with ADHD also experienced higher rates of specific crash types, including driving with passengers, at-fault-, single vehicle-, injury- and alcohol-related crashes, the last risk being 109 percent higher than those without ADHD.The rates of traffic and moving violations were also significantly higher among young drivers with ADHD as compared to those without ADHD. Among these drivers, nearly 37 percent were issued a traffic violation and nearly 27 percent a moving violation within their first year of driving, compared to 25 percent and 18 percent respectively among their peers without ADHD. Drivers with ADHD had higher rates of alcohol or drug violations and moving violations (including speeding, nonuse of seat belts, and electronic equipment use). Their rate was 3.5 times that of young drivers without ADHD in the first year of driving and 1.5 times that of young drivers without ADHD in the first four years of driving. Source:Children’s Hospital of PhiladelphiaJournal reference:Curry, A.E. et al. (2019) Traffic Crashes, Violations, and Suspensions Among Young Drivers With ADHD. Pediatrics. doi.org/10.1542/peds.2018-2305. What this study suggests is that we have to go beyond current recommendations of medication and delaying the age of getting licensed to decrease crash risk for teens with ADHD. Their higher rate of citations suggest that risky driving behaviors may account for why they crash more. More research is needed to objectively measure if and how these behaviors specifically contribute to crash risk.”Allison E. Curry, PhD, MPH, lead author of the study and a Senior Scientist and Director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOPlast_img read more

3M reward offered in case where US device was used in IEDs

first_imgFederal authorities are offering a $3 million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man wanted for illegally obtaining U.S. technology that was later used in improvised explosive devices in Iraq. Authorities say 55-year-old Hossein Ahmad Larijani is believed to be in Tehran, Iran.He was indicted in 2010 on charges related to exporting radio transceiver modules made by a Minnesota company, which has not been publicly identified.Authorities say Larijani orchestrated a scheme in which 6,000 modules were shipped to Singapore, under the guise that they’d be used in a telecommunications project. Instead, the devices were then shipped to Iran and used in IEDs that targeted U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq from 2008 to 2010.Three of Larijani’s co-defendants from Singapore have pleaded guilty. A fourth remains at large in Singapore. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: $3M reward offered in case where US device was used in IEDs (2018, November 20) retrieved 17 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-11-3m-reward-case-device-ieds.html Explore further US trial convicts trio of high-tech exports to Russialast_img read more