DC public schools head off student-athlete brain injury

October 17, 2017 Sully Lockett 0

Concussions are some of the best-known types of head injury that occur in sports. The result of a sudden impact which exerts force on the brain and leads to temporary impairment or loss of consciousness, concussions can affect the brain even later in life — especially if they happen while the victim is young, according to the Center for Disease Control. “At ages 13-18, their brains are still forming and developing, and so their brains are at more risk than an adult’s,” said Jamila Watson, lead athletic trainer for D.C. public schools. Watson, who’s responsible for nearly 3,000 student-athletes, oversees sports medicine for public schools in Washington.

U.S. sanctions to strangle North Korean economy

October 3, 2017 Sully Lockett 0

With tensions rising with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the U.S. announced new and stringent sanctions to tighten the screws on the ‘Hermit Kingdom.’ Executive Order 13810, published on Sept. 20, gives the government the most powerful tools yet to strike economically at North Korea, said Undersecretary of the Treasury for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Sigal Mandelker.