June 13, 2018 /Sports News – Local SUU Men’s Basketball Adds 7-Foot Illinois State Transfer FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Late Tuesday, Southern Utah University men’s basketball announced the signing of Illinois State transfer Daouda “David” N’Diaye, a 7-footer who will be a center for the Thunderbirds.N’Diaye will have one season of eligibility left but has to sit out the 2018-19 season because of NCAA transfer rules.His junior season was solid as he averaged 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the Redbirds of the Missouri Valley Conference.He started 15 games for Illinois State in 2017-18, finishing the year with 25 blocks and 11 steals.The native of Paris, France starred at Windermere Preparatory School of Windermere, Fla., averaging 12 points, 9 rebounds and eight blocks per contest. He also starred for the Orland Venom AAU program, helping them win the national district championship while posting 12 points, 9 rebounds and 8 blocks per contest. Brad James Written by Tags: Daouda N’Diaye/Missouri Valley/Orland Venom/SUU Men’s Basketball
Dear Friends,I’m pleased to announce that the state Department of Environmental Protection has agreed to extend the close of the season for dredging in the bay from February 28 to March 31.The extension will give Ocean City residents an additional month to arrange for dredging private boat slips without having to worry about not finishing work before the cutoff date. I want to thank ACT Engineers and our consulting team for their work with the DEP in revisiting these regulations.Ocean City has been a leader in coming up with innovative solutions to bayside dredging, and all coastal towns will benefit from our work. More information on the extension and on opportunities for private dredging is available here.The city team is hard at work finishing our new five-year capital plan and municipal budget. My instructions have been the same since I took office: Start from zero and budget only what’s necessary. I’m looking forward to presenting our capital plan and our draft budget to City Council on Feb. 28.These presentations are the start of a process that will result in a final budget later this spring. I encourage anybody with an interest in our plans to attend these public meetings as our budget takes shape. All the romantics in town will be glad to know that our Feb. 14 City Council meeting will be canceled.Our local Ocean City Board of Realtors has launched its annual Winter Food Drive to help restock the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Food Cupboard. Click here for more information on how to donate to this worthy cause.For Eagles fans, there’s no chance this year’s game will be anywhere near as exciting, but I hope you all have a good Super Bowl weekend.Warm regards,Mayor Jay A. Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian
Analysis of data from two long-term studies of the impact of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) on the development of psychiatric disorders in young adults confirms that ADHD alone significantly increases the risk of cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls. The report from a team of Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will appear in the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) and has been released online.“Our study, which is one of the largest set of longitudinal studies of this issue to date, supports the association between ADHD and substance abuse found in several earlier studies and shows that the increased risk cannot be accounted for by coexisting factors such as other psychiatric disorders or family history of substance abuse,” says Timothy Wilens of the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, who led the study. “Overall, study participants diagnosed with ADHD had a one-and-a-half-times greater risk of developing substance abuse than did control participants.”While previous studies from Harvard investigators at MGH and elsewhere found an increased risk of substance abuse in adolescents and young adults with ADHD, questions have been raised about whether specific aspects of ADHD such as impulsive behavior, cognitive problems, school problems, accompanying conditions such as bipolar disorder or conduct disorder, or family factors were actually responsible for the risk. To get a clearer picture of the factors behind the increased risk, the researchers examined data from two previous studies — one of boys, one of girls — that analyzed the prevalence of a broad range of psychiatric and behavioral disorders in participants diagnosed with ADHD as children.From those two studies, a decade or more of follow-up information was available for a total of 268 participants with ADHD and 220 control participants, both groups equally divided by gender. Among the ADHD participants, 32 percent developed some type of substance abuse, including cigarette smoking, during the follow-up period, while only 25 percent of control participants had substance abuse problems. Factors such as gender, cognitive difficulties, mood disorders, school problems, or family history of substance abuse did not impact the risk. The only additional diagnosis that had an effect was conduct disorder, which tripled the risk when combined with ADHD.“Anyone with ADHD needs to be counseled about the risk for substance abuse, particularly if they have any delinquency,” explains Wilens. “We still need to understand why some kids with ADHD develop substance abuse and others don’t, whether particular treatment approaches can prevent substance problems, and how best to treat young adults that have both ADHD and substance abuse.” Wilens is an associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.Additional authors of the JAACAP report are MaryKate Martelon, Gagan Joshi, Clancey Bateman, Ronna Fried, Carter Petty, and Joseph Biederman, all of the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit. The study was supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Eli Lilly and Company Foundation, and the MGH Pediatric Psychopharmacology Philanthropy Fund.
Ahli will not be pursuing Ghana international Agyemang Opoku after he failed to arrive on time for his trial at the club.The 23-year-old striker was expected to have a trial last November, but the appointment was delayed until this week.However, Opoku failed to arrive in time again, only for Ahli’s website to reveal that the club are no longer interested in his services.Opoku was believed to be one of several foreign strikers on Ahli’s shortlist as the Reds continue their persistent search for a quality non-Egyptian signing.The African champions have parted company with Brazilian Fabio Junior before loaning out Oussou Konan to Saudi Arabia’s Hajr.Mauritania’s Dominique da Silva – the only non-Egyptian on board in the meantime – is on the verge of being offloaded as well. The 23-year-old striker was expected to have a trial last November, but the appointment was delayed until this week.However, Opoku failed to arrive in time again, only for Ahli’s website to reveal that the club are no longer interested in his services.Opoku was believed to be one of several foreign strikers on Ahli’s shortlist as the Reds continue their persistent search for a quality non-Egyptian signing.The African champions have parted company with Brazilian Fabio Junior before loaning out Oussou Konan to Saudi Arabia’s Hajr.Mauritania’s Dominique da Silva – the only non-Egyptian on board in the meantime – is on the verge of being offloaded as well.
Reigning #USAmateur and #USWomensAm champions will no longer need to retain amateur status to maintain exemptions into following year’s #USOpen and #USWomensOpen: https://t.co/Ms52kA1jL0 pic.twitter.com/ZjFIRzpxLg— USGA (@USGA) August 5, 2019The PGA Tour doesn’t count “non-member points” earned by amateurs in professional events, so Hovland received zero points for his T-40 at the Arnold Palmer, T-32 at the Masters and T-12 at the U.S. Open. Hovland would’ve collected 66 FedExCup points, still one painful point shy of earning his Tour card, but he also would’ve collected $200,000 in earnings.Had Hovland, a rising star at 21, turned pro earlier, he also could conceivably played in more events under sponsors exemptions and, in turn, earned more points.Instead, he will head to the Korn Ferry Tour Finals in an effort to gain full-time PGA Tour status for the 2019-20 season.”Given the opportunities afforded the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur champions, we want to make sure they are able to take advantage of as many as possible,” Bodenhamer said. “We feel strongly that our reigning champions have earned their places in the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, regardless of their amateur status.” Previously, the reigning champions had to retain their amateur status to use their exemptions into the following year’s U.S. Opens that typically contested overwhelmingly by professional golfers.The change comes one day after 2018 U.S. Amateur champion Viktor Hovland missed out on securing his 2019-20 PGA Tour card by only 67 FedExCup points in only five starts as a pro. Related News The reigning U.S. Amateur and U.S. Women’s Amateur champions won’t be required to remain amateurs to play in the following year’s U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, a rule change the USGA announced Monday.”We believe this change gives our champions an important option as they choose whether and when to embark on their professional careers,” John Bodenhamer, USGA Senior Managing Director, Championships, said in a statement. “Given the significant purses awarded at the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open, we realize how important it is for players to make the most appropriate decision for his or her career, and the positive impact it could have at the outset of their professional careers.” Two-time major winner Martin Kaymer loses PGA Tour card with missed cut at Wyndham Championship Over the past decade, four of 10 U.S. Amateur and three of 10 U.S. Women’s Amateur champions gave up their their exemptions into the following year’s U.S. Opens, choosing to turn professional.The new rule is effective this year.The 119th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship began Monday at Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Mississippi, and concludes with Sunday’s 36-hole final. The 119th U.S. Amateur Championship begins next Monday at Pinehurst (North Carolina) Resort & Country Club and concludes with the 36-hole final Aug. 18.
Broward County police are investigating an incident that left a masked intruder dead on Saturday.According to police officials, a homeowner opened fire after someone tried to get into his Lauderhill home. The homeowner and intruder exchanged gun shots.When police arrived, they found the intruder dead inside the Lauderhill home.Police are still investigating the incident.Follow 850 WFTL for updates.
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A 2-year-old girl who was hit by a foul ball at a Houston Astros game about seven months ago has permanent brain damage according to the attorney representing the girl’s family.The young girl was injured in the fourth inning of a game between the Astros and the Chicago Cubs at Minute Maid Park on May 29. Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. hit a foul that caused the ball to hit the child. Almora immediately fell into tears.The girl’s seat was 10-feet past where the netting was at in the Minute Maid Park.The attorney told the Houston Chronicle “She (the child) has an injury to a part of the brain, and it is permanent,” “She remains subject to seizures and is on medication and will be, perhaps, for the rest of her life. That may or may not be resolved.”Mithoff said that doctors have described the brain injury as the equivalent of a stroke in its effect on the girl’s central nervous system.This is not the first dangerous incident that the MLB has faced. For the past years the MLB has struggled with issues regarding ballpark safety.In August, the Astros extended the netting to cover more seats at Minute Maid Park in Houston, and in December, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said that for the 2020 season “all 30 clubs will have netting in place that extends substantially beyond the far end of the dugout.”
Delray Beach’s Coco Gauff has defeated last year’s winner of the Australian Open and the third seed Naomi Osaka.Now the 15 year old phenom is on to the fourth round the furthest she has made it in a slam. 6-3, 6-4 in the third round at Melbourne Park on Friday.Also, 23-time major champion Serena Williams lost to 27th-seeded Wang Qiang 6-4, 6-7 (2), 7-5Gauff pulled this off with some big serving, consistent groundstrokes and by letting Osaka largely be her own undoing.Osaka made 30 unforced errors, Gauff merely 17. This was a rematch from the third round at the U.S. Open last September; Osaka won that one in straight sets, then consoled a crying Gauff afterward and encouraged her to speak to the fans.Osaka, for her part, made her own rapid ascent to the top of tennis, claiming the trophies at the U.S. Open in 2018 and Australian Open in 2019 to rise to No. 1 in the WTA rankings. She is only 22 herself.
The next drawing is on Saturday with the jackpot reset to 40 million dollars. One winning ticket for the massive Powerball lottery was sold in Florida.The ticket worth almost $400-million was sold at a 7-Eleven in Bonita Springs, Florida.The winner has six months to come forward. They can decide to take the full jackpot paid out over 30 years or take the lump sum of just under $275-million.