Recalled: Football Helmets

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFootball HelmetRecallRecalledXenith Previous articleTropical Storm Fiona moving Northwest over Central AtlanticNext articleOn This Day: “Gentleman Start Your Engines” Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Xenith Recalls Football Helmets Due to Head Injury HazardAccording to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Xenith is recalling about 5,900 football helmets because the shells of the football helmets can crack, posing a risk of head injuries to football players.The recall involves Xenith Epic Varsity, X2 Varsity, X2E Varsity and Youth football helmets with a gloss or metallic-painted polycarbonate shell sold or factory-reconditioned between May 1, 2015 and March 18, 2016.The helmets were sold in multiple sizes depending on the model, and in varying colors and custom-paint designs. They have a facemask and a chin cup, available in different styles and varying colors, and may have an optional eye shield. The serial number is printed on a white sticker inside the top of the helmet. A complete list of the serial numbers included in this recall is available at www.xenith.com/recall.Xenith has received 29 reports of cracking helmets, but no injuries have been reported.Football players should immediately stop using the recalled helmets. Players, coaches and parents should contact Xenith to receive a free new replacement helmet.The recalled Xenith helmsmen were sold through team dealers and direct school sales, and at BSN, Buddy’s All Stars, Carey’s Sporting Goods, End Zone Sports and Sports, Inc. and other stores nationwide and online at Eastbay.com, Footlocker.com, SafetyFirstSports.com, SportsUnlimitedInc.com and Xenith.com from May 2015 through March 2016 for between $140 and $400. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

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Notre Dame International adds new summer programs

first_imgMore than 500 students students studied abroad through Notre Dame International (NDI) programs across the world this summer — including seven new locations — according to Rosemary Max, director of international programs at the University.New locations for summer 2016 included Brazil, Berlin, Rome, Japan and Russia.“Some of the new locations are chosen because we … have a faculty member who is very interested in a location and wants to start a program there,” Max said. “Our China Summer Language Program is a perfect example of that. Others are because we see a need that isn’t being filled. For example, we didn’t have a lot of options in Africa, and we believe that South Africa was such a good destination, so we worked with faculty to develop a program there.”Max said new summer programs were added to give Notre Dame students the same opportunities that students at peer institutions were receiving.“Many schools around the US … offer both semester traditional programs for students and offer summer short term programs,” she said.“A few years ago, we realized that our summer offerings were few, so we’ve been expanding those.”In addition to the new programs, Max said NDI continued to run popular programs, such as London and Dublin.“Some longstanding summer programs that we’ve had, like the London Program, are a mainstay for us, and it remains a very popular program for us,” Max said. “This summer we had over 80 students go to London, and so we are going to continue to run the program. We always tweak and update due to student feedback though. We send out surveys and make changes accordingly.”According to Max, the summer programs can last three, five or six weeks.“The feedback that we get from students is that the three-week intensive period is very formative for them,”  she said.“There is a lot that they get out from being together, and being with a faculty member, for a three-week period. The overwhelming positive feedback on that timeframe was a surprise. I do think that having a very close relationship with a faculty member over that time is very positive for students.”Max said she believes the three-week programs, particularly those that run at the end of May into the first week of June are most convenient for students.“It is a great time for students to go abroad … whether they go abroad in addition to a semester abroad or in addition to another summer abroad program,” she said. “That is a really nice time slot before they might begin an internship or begin anything else they are doing for the summer.”In addition to the summer programs that NDI ran for upperclassmen, they also ran programs for incoming first-year students who matriculated to Notre Dame the fall after they completed the program.“They start out with a three-week intensive program before they even get to Notre Dame,” she said. “One model, they do a seminar for the rest of the term here and in another model, the course concludes once they arrive on campus.”Max said overall more students study abroad during the entire academic year than during the summer. However, Notre Dame sent more students overseas during the summer than they did during either the fall or spring semester.“Summer is now the biggest term for us,” she said. “If you count the fall [semester] as one term, the spring [semester] as one term, and the summer [semester] as one term, summer is the biggest term. The next year or two will be a really test for us to see how large our summer programs grow.”Tags: NDI, Notre Dame International, study abroadlast_img read more

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CDC recommends flu shots for more toddlers

first_img Children aged 5 to 9 years who receive the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV)—the intranasal vaccine—should have a second dose 6 to 10 weeks after the first. Any child age 6 months to 9 years who received just one dose the previous year need only get one dose during the current flu season. In addition, to help protect vulnerable groups, the CDC recommends immunization for healthcare workers and household contacts and caregivers of children aged 0 to 59 months and people at high risk for severe flu complications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published its annual flu prevention and control recommendations online yesterday as a lengthy early-release article in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. In February, the CDC estimated that the recommendation regarding 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds would increase the number of people included in flu immunization recommendations by more than 16 million, including 5.3 million children and 11.4 million caregivers and contacts. Though the intranasal vaccine costs more than injectable vaccines, the CDC report says the price difference has decreased for the coming flu season. As expected, the CDC adopted the February recommendation of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) to expand the pool of toddlers who should be immunized to include 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds (see link below to Feb 23 CIDRAP News article). The ACIP recommendation was influenced by reports that children in the expanded age-group are almost as likely as those aged 6 months to 2 years to visit physicians and emergency rooms for flu treatment. The recommendation for immunization of 6- to 23-month-olds has been in place since 2004. CDC. Prevention and control of influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice (ACIP). MMWR 2006 Jun 28;55:1-41 [Full text] Women who will be pregnant during the flu season Children and adolescents (6 months through 18 years) who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy The CDC projects that about 100 million doses of influenza vaccine will be available this season—about 16% more than in 2005-06. If a new vaccine is licensed in 2006, an additional 15 million to 20 million doses might be available. (The Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing a license application for a GlaxoSmithKline flu vaccine called FluLaval. The vaccine is marketed in Canada under the name Fluviral. It was previously made by ID Biomedical, a Canadian company that was bought by GlaxoSmithKline last December.) Adults and children who have asthma, other chronic respiratory or cardiovascular conditions, or any condition that can impair respiratory function The ACIP emphasized that all children aged 6 months to 9 years who have never been vaccinated should receive two doses of vaccine. Those who receive a trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine (TIV, or injectable vaccine) should have a booster 1 month or longer after the initial dose, before the onset of influenza season. To ensure optimal use of the vaccine supply, the CDC recommends that healthcare providers expand outreach efforts to boost the number of people vaccinated and develop contingency plans for timing and prioritizing if the vaccine supply is delayed or reduced. Though optimal vaccination timing is early fall, the CDC emphasizes that later immunization timing—even after December—is still useful because flu outbreaks peak from December through early March. Adults and children under treatment for chronic metabolic disorders, kidney problems, hemoglobinopathies, or immunodeficiency Jun 29, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – Federal health officials have made it official that toddlers aged 2 through 4 years should be immunized against influenza each year, adding millions of people to the groups included in flu vaccination recommendations. Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities Jan 26, 2006, CIDRAP News story “Record flu vaccine supply expected next season” In its current recommendations, the CDC continues to voice concern about resistance of common influenza A strains to the antiviral drugs amantadine and rimantadine. (See Jan 14, 2005, CIDRAP News article.) The agency advises physicians not to use the two medications until viral susceptibility questions have been answered regarding this season’s circulating influenza strains. The report notes that viral resistance to the neuraminidase inhibitors zanamivir and oseltamivir is less frequent, but that tests for detecting clinical resistance to the drugs are being developed. See also: Besides children aged 6 months through 4 years, groups for whom flu immunization is recommended include the following: Feb 23, 2006, CIDRAP News story “ACIP endorses flu shots for 2-, 3-, and 4-year-olds” People age 50 and older Jan 14, 2005 CIDRAP News story “CDC: Resistance makes 2 older flu drugs ineffective”last_img read more

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Liverpool face being beaten by CSKA Moscow to £14m Real Madrid star

first_imgCSKA Moscow are plotting a bid to hijack Liverpool’s move for Denis Cheryshev this summer, according to reports.The Russian giants have been in talks with the Real Madrid winger’s representative team over a £12m transfer for the 24-year-old.Cheryshev’s future hangs in the balance at Real following the arrival of new boss Rafael Benitez and he has spent the past two seasons on loan at Sevilla and Villarreal.With uncertainty over the long-term future of Raheem Sterling, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers views the explosive wide-man as a talent who could give Liverpool an extra cutting edge on the flanks.However, it is reported by Russian newspaper Izvestia that Cheryshev could favour a switch back to his homeland rather than stay in Spain or move to England.Cheryshev recorded 10 assists in 26 La Liga outings last term for Villarreal and has two years left to run on his contract at the Bernabeu. 1 Denis Cheryshev last_img read more

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Toothy Dinosaur Goes Vegan

first_imgThe news media all pounced on a dinosaur fossil discovery reported in Nature this week.1  Dinosaur finds are ever popular, and reporters especially like it when an artist’s rendition is available.  Some outlets reporting the discovery of Falcarius utahensis, a previously unknown species “in the process of converting to vegetarianism from a rather more bloodthirsty diet,” included BBC News, National Geographic, [email protected], MSNBC, CNN, Science Now and Science Daily.    The news media echoed the theme that this fossil represented a dinosaur “missing link” that was evolving from carnivory to herbivory.  What did the scientists actually report?  First of all, the new species was found in a fossil graveyard in Utah.  Second, it is the most complete of this class of dinosaurs, heretofore poorly represented with fragmentary characters, and is the first one found in North America (the best other representatives are from China).  Third, according to their dating method and phylogenetic analysis, “this species documents the earliest known stage in the poorly understood transition from carnivory to herbivory within Therizinosauroidea” (emphasis added in all quotes.)  The diet story is based on these findings announced by the discoverers:Therizinosaurs are here proposed as shifting their dietary habit from predation to herbivory on the basis of the development of a number of features that seem convergent with clades of other herbivorous dinosaurs.  The most significant of these features include small, leaf-shaped teeth, an edentulous beak, posterior displacement of the pubis and lateral expansion of the pelvis associated with greatly increased intestinal volume, and shortening of the tibia relative to the femur and an increased number of weight-supporting pedal digits—the latter two being specific reversals of the cursorial condition.  Falcarius demonstrates the mosaic nature of this evolutionary transition, indicating that the dentition and pelvis were among the first hard-tissue structures to undergo modification.  These changes probably coincided with modifications in food acquisition and digestion during the early stages of therizinosauroid evolution.  Moreover, similarities between the dentition of the basal therizinosaur Falcarius and the basal oviraptorosaur Incisivosaurus, in combination with their proposed sister relationship (Fig. 3), raises the possibility that the common ancestor of these clades had already undertaken the initial steps in this transition.The fossils of 10 individuals were found in a densely-packed bone bed about one meter thick and 8,000 meters in extent, “with bone densities in some areas exceeding 100 elements per cubic metre.”  Judging from extent of the bed, “perhaps hundreds of disarticulated individuals remain interred,” they say, with 99% of them this one species and traces of an unknown ankylosaur.    The team used a computerized parsimony analysis to reconstruct the phylogeny of this species, but it left questions about the relationship with the Chinese sister group Eshanosaurs:Falcarius casts further doubt on the affinities of Eshanosaurus by increasing its stratigraphic and phylogenetic inconsistency.  Given the discovery of North American members of the therizinosauroid clade, together with the poor record of Middle Cretaceous dinosaurs, it seems that the generally accepted hypothesis of an Asian origin and radiation for Therizinosauroidea requires additional testing.1Kirkland et al., “A primitive therizinosauroid dinosaur from the Early Cretaceous of Utah,” Nature 435, 84-87 (5 May 2005) | doi: 10.1038/nature03468.Researchers like details and big words, but the news media like slang and humor.  Researchers speak in tentative and reserved language, but news media like certainty.  The scientists here proposed an interpretation that these species, despite the poor fit within a “generally accepted” hypothesis and uncertain dating, that Falcarius was undergoing a dietary change, even though (1) the number of simultaneous morphological adaptations needed would be considerable, difficult to account for by chance mutations and natural selection, and (2) they had to invoke the multiply-improbable concept of “convergent evolution” to link these changes to those going on in other species.  These problems notwithstanding, perhaps the shape of teeth and pelvis suggested that these dinosaurs were in the midst of a transition from meat-eating to plant-eating.    That’s all the news media needed: a picture and a sound bite: “Fossil-hunters working in the dusty Utah desert have caught a dinosaur in the act of going vegetarian.”  *Sigh*.  Who do they think we are – children, who can’t handle the solid meat of data, and who cannot discern interpretations from evidence?  These dinosaurs were not sitting around experimenting on lettuce for dessert after their usual steak.  Get real; the herd was living within their well-adapted niche, when a flood suddenly came and buried them all.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Support for Women In Sport

first_imgAustralia’s female sport coaches, officials and administrators can apply for a grant of up to $5,000 for individuals or $10,000 for organisations to assist women to achieve their leadership potential.A total of $400,000 will be provided this year to enable women to undertake accredited sport leadership training in the areas of coaching, communications, media and marketing, governance, management and administration and officiating.The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) grant programme is targeted at increasing female representation in sport leadership roles.They can be used by volunteers, sport sector employees and organisations for a range of activities to support their leadership aspirations in sport.The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash said it was sensational that more women are becoming involved in all aspects of sport and this investment in our future female leaders will ensure these women can fast track their careers and provide increased gender diversity within sporting organisations.“This investment will not only benefit the recipients – it will assist in breaking down the real and perceived barriers to getting more women into leadership positions in sport and ensure that sport leadership becomes more reflective of the gender balance in Australian society today,” Minister Cash said.Applications are now open and will close on 22 October 2014. Successful recipients will be notified in December 2014.The WLIS grant is jointly funded by the Office for Women and the Australian Sports Commission.Eligibility criteria and details are available at – ausport.gov.au/leadershipgrants The Media Release is also attached.Related Filesmr-women-in-sport-pdfRelated LinksSupport for Women In Sportlast_img read more

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10 months agoConcern grows for Tottenham as Eriksen negotiations stall

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Concern grows for Tottenham as Eriksen negotiations stallby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham are concerned that Christian Eriksen has not signed a new deal.The Spurs star has been in riveting form, scoring four goals in the last six games.But he only has 18 months left on his deal and Spurs are no closer to getting him to agree to a renewal.Per the Evening Standard, Spurs still hope he will renew, but there is concern as he has not signed the offer they have presented him.It is unlikely Spurs could match the wage Eriksen could earn at the likes of Barcelona or Real Madrid, but they hope his loyalty to the club will see him commit. last_img read more

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a month ago​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’

first_img​Arsenal youngster Willock labels Saka as a ‘special player’by Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal youngster Joe Willock singled out Bukayo Saka for praise after their 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.The Gunners were successful away from home in the Europa League in what may have been their toughest game in the group.Saka, who recently turned 18, scored a vital goal and grabbed two assists as well. And Willock was impressed.”He’s a special player and he got two assists and one goal tonight,” he said to the club’s official website. “I’m happy to contribute to the win with one goal tonight, but as a whole I thought we did well. It was a big match for us.”They were very strong 1v1 and they pressed us very high, so we had to try to hit them on the counter. We had fast players so our game plan was to hit them on the counter and it worked. We had a lot of chances to score and we won. “We talked about the atmosphere before the game, that the fans get behind them a lot. We just had to focus on our own game and we did just that.”We love to get clean sheets and score loads of goals, that’s exactly what we did tonight. We were strong today and we’ll take that confidence into the next game.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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13 days agoBoban insists no regrets taking AC Milan job

first_imgBoban insists no regrets taking AC Milan jobby Carlos Volcano13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan director Zvonimir Boban insists he has no regrets taking the job.Boban has just overseen the sacking of Marco Giampaolo.“I’m asking myself why I’m at Milan too!” he said at the Festival dello Sport.“I’m only joking. I’m happy to fight again for the club I love. I don’t believe I’m arrogant. Champions always think too highly of themselves, but I don’t play anymore.“After not understanding anything about life, I started studying, understanding things more, punishing myself if necessary.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Rankin Inlet garbage man says food at dump still good

first_imgAPTN National NewsRankin Inlet continues to be the centre of debate over hunger in the Arctic.It all began when APTN Investigates revealed people in the community are scrounging the town landfill looking for nutritious food.Part of the problem is the high cost of food and a program supposed to help called Nutrition North.APTN’s Kent Driscoll is in Rankin Inlet to learn more about the on-going scandal.last_img

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