Figures show more players self-reported concussions last yearNFL discusses measures to combat brain trauma among athletesOne of the NFL’s most pressing problems isn’t close to being solved as the league’s chief medical officer discussed a rise in the number of player concussions last season.Dr Allen Sills said there had been 291 reported cases of concussion last season compared with 250 in 2016, a 16% rise. In mitigation, the 2017 figures could have been affected by more players self-reporting concussions than in the past. However, Sills said that was not an excuse. “It’s not OK to simply stand behind that and say, ‘Well, the numbers are going up because we’re doing a better job,’” he said. “I think to me this is really a call to action to see what we can do to drive it down.” Continue reading…
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This family is among 10,000 Syrian refugees settled in the UK. But they left many more behind.
After winning a silver medal in freestyle skiing at the 2014 Sochi Games, Gus Kenworthy failed to make the podium in Pyeongchang, placing 12th in the men’s slopestyle final. Once you gaze upon the blood-filled lump that hindered his run, however, you’ll understand it was a miracle he competed at all.
‘This right now is the biggest issue in our country,’ said a student who survived the Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school shootingOne week ago they were high schoolers like anywhere in the country, studying for their end-of-year exams, preparing for baseball practice, for drama club, and the myriad other activities that typical teenagers like to embrace. Continue reading…
Proposals would fulfil campaign promise to protect US steelBrazil, China, Russia, South Korea and Vietnam targetedThe US commerce department has recommended that Donald Trump impose steep curbs on steel and aluminum imports from China and other nations ranging from global and country-specific tariffs to broad import quotas, according to proposals released on Friday.The long-awaited proposals would fulfill Trump’s campaign promise to protect the US steel industry from foreign competition, particularly from China. They are also likely to spark threats of retaliation. Continue reading…
But the president offers no specific ways to make schools safer – and doesn’t mentions guns at all.