The study found that biomarkers related to head injuries are present in saliva within minutes of an injury. Therefore, the study could expand to pitch-side tests in the future.With blood samples previously necessary for predicting HIA results, the focus on biomarkers within saliva is certainly a breakthrough.“Blood is much more difficult to work with and doesn’t really work for a pitch-side test,” Belli explained. “Now you have something that is non-invasive, quite easy to get, objective and accurate at the same time.”However, researchers need to identify the relevant biomarkers in women for the same effectiveness as there currently isn’t enough data. Belli said that presented an “opportunity to bang the drum for more of this research to be done in groups not traditionally included”. Researchers will present the SCRUM study to World Rugby’s Law and Welfare Symposium this week. Meanwhile, Premiership Rugby has already indicated its willingness to support the next stage of research in the 2021-22 season. Can’t get to the shops? Download the digital edition of Rugby World straight to your tablet. Subscribe to the print edition for magazine delivery to your door.Follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Newcastle’s Michael Young is treated for a head injury (Getty Images) Elite male players across the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons helped developed the test Saliva test 94% accurate in head injury studyA saliva test could be used to diagnose concussion in the future following a study amongst elite male players.Researchers have developed a test that uses microscopic DNA markers in saliva to detect concussion and it predicted the head injury assessment (HIA) result of 156 Premiership and Championship players across the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons with 94% accuracy.The SCRUM study was conducted by the University of Birmingham, in collaboration with the RFU, Premiership Rugby and Marker Diagnostics, who specialise in biomarkers.Brain injuries are understandably a major area of concern within rugby, with the RFU, WRU and World Rugby facing a lawsuit from former players who have been diagnosed with early-onset dementia.Similarly, sport in general is facing the same level level of scrutiny, highlighted through the Parliament inquiry into Concussion in Sport.Related: UK Parliament inquiry into brain injuries in sportProfessor Antonio Belli, the SCRUM study’s chief investigator, described the study’s findings as “game-changing”. He added: “When I see on TV a player is taken off for the medical saliva test, it will be a major achievement.”
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United Biscuits’ chief executive Benoit Testard is set to leave the business later this week, the company has revealed.In an announcement last Friday (12 April), the biscuit manufacturer said Testard, who has been with the company since 1999, will be replaced by Martin Glenn as of 6 May, who has headed up Birds Eye for the last seven years.Glenn was also previously chief executive of Pepsico UK and Ireland, where he led the growth of the Walkers Crisp brand.David Fish, chairman of United Biscuits, said:“I would like to thank Benoit for his great service over the past 14 years. During that time he has made an enormous contribution to the business across a number of areas and roles. The board would like to thank him for his great contribution to the company and to wish him every success in the future.“I am delighted to welcome Martin to UB. He has an outstanding record of success at both Birds Eye Iglo and Pepsico UK and Ireland. We look forward to him leading UB through the next stage of its successful development both in Western Europe and globally.”
It’s not quite a dynasty, but one Terrell County, Georgia, teenager has ruled the competitive pumpkin-growing circuit for youth in Georgia for the last two years. For the second year in a row, Caroline Daniel of Terrell County 4-H won first place in Georgia 4-H’s annual pumpkin contest. This year, her behemoth Atlantic Giant pumpkin weighed in at 350 pounds. In 2014, Daniel’s pumpkin came in first at 430 pounds. While she did not match her own personal best this year, her pumpkin was more than twice the size of the second place gourd. Daniel, who inherited her green thumb from her father, Mark Daniel, of Mark’s Melon Patch in Dawson, Georgia, comes from a family of dedicated Georgia 4-H’ers. Each year her father sets aside a separate patch at his commercial melon farm in which his daughter grows pumpkins and watermelons for competition, said Terrell County 4-H agent Margaret Halbrook. “It is just really cool (that Mark provides Caroline with the space to grow pumpkins and watermelons) because she’s able to work beside him and learn the way he does things, but she has her own distinct part of the farm to work in,” Halbrook said. This is Daniel’s last year of eligibility for the Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest, Halbrook said. Her fellow Terrell County 4-H’ers are sad to see her go, but joke that they’re eager to see if they can take the top prize next year without her in the competition. Daniel is one of dozens of Georgia 4-H club members who enter the club’s annual pumpkin-growing contest each year. On average, Halloween pumpkins are about 10 to 20 pounds each. The 4-H’ers who placed in this year’s top 10 managed to raise gourds that were at least five times as large as the average jack-o’-lantern. Kellee Alday of Seminole County, Georgia, took home second place with her 148-pound Atlantic Dill pumpkin, and Savannah Crosby of Lumpkin County, Georgia, took home third place with her 147-pound gourd. The top three 4-H’ers will receive a cash prize from the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association in recognition of the months they spent tending their plants. Other Georgia 4-H club members who produced pumpkins of note this year and the size of their pumpkins are as follows:Fourth place: Ella Daniel of Tift County, Georgia, 124 poundsFifth place: Bradden Weeks of Tift County, 111 poundsSixth place: Ree Daniel of Tift County, 110 poundsSeventh place: Collin Weeks of Tift County, 99 poundsEighth place: Bradley Cohen of Grady County, Georgia, 94 poundsNinth place: Taylor Walker of Tift County, 92 poundsTenth-place tie: Ansley Starling of Tift County, 83 pounds, and Janeth Vasquez of Tift County, 83 poundsGeorgia 4-H leaders say the pumpkin contest teaches students the responsibility needed to complete a long-term project, the self-motivation and confidence needed to tackle a project independently and the ability to use problem-solving skills to persevere against insects, dry spells and pumpkin diseases. “The 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest is a great project to get kids digging in the dirt, planting seeds and learning about gardening. Whether their pumpkin ends up the size of a Volkswagen Beetle or just a grape, 4-H’ers can experience firsthand the challenges and satisfaction of growing plants,” said Jeff Buckley, a Georgia 4-H faculty member who has coordinated the contest in the past. “Perhaps this contest will spark an interest in gardening that will guide them to a career in the agricultural and environmental sciences.” To learn more about the Georgia 4-H Pumpkin Growing Contest, contact contest organizer Olivia Browning at [email protected] or call (706) 542-4H4H (4444). To find out more about Georgia 4-H, visit georgia4H.org.
Carmel High School has won a lot of state championships, but boys’ track has not been one of them. Ken Browner led the Greyhounds to their 2nd state championship this year. Ken and I are both members of the state track and cross country association board. Carmel was not able to depend on winning a lot of events, so they knew they had to score points in every event in which they participated. It was unusual that they did so in all but the one event they were supposed to win–the 4 x 800 relay.Many times state championships are won by having one outstanding individual as was the case of the girls’ championship this year. This is the 5th state championship for Carmel this year. They also won girls’ cross country & volleyball and both state swimming championships. Carmel won over conference rivals Warren Central, Ben Davis, and Center Grove. I would say this Indianapolis based conference had to be the state’s best in track and field this year.
Newcastle goalkeeping coach Andy Woodman is leaving St James’ Park to join former Magpies manager Alan Pardew at Crystal Palace. “It is sad to be leaving, but I am also very proud that my son Freddie remains part of the club and I am sure he has a bright future playing for Newcastle.” Freddie Woodman, 18, this week joined Crawley on loan. Newcastle also said they had been given permission by Anderlecht to field Chancel Mbemba in Saturday’s home friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach. Defender Mbemba is joining Newcastle from Belgian side Anderlecht, but needs to obtain a visa before he can play in a competitive game and the transfer, agreed by all parties, can be finalised. Newcastle hope Mbemba will be free to face Southampton in their league opener on Sunday, August 9. The club said in a statement: “The club would like to thank Anderlecht for their co-operation in this matter. “The player has an appointment overseas midweek to make his formal visa application, which we expect to be issued in order that he can be available for selection for the club’s first game of the Premier League season.” The move was announced by Newcastle on Friday, the club stating Woodman would go immediately and a successor would be sought. Former Oxford and Northampton goalkeeper Woodman, 43, said: “It’s been particularly pleasing during my time here to have worked with Tim Krul and played a part in him rising through the ranks to become the club’s first choice goalkeeper and a regular international. Press Association
As Interim Vice President for Student Affairs, Allard will work with Quick as well as Interim President Wanda Austin and newly elected President Carol Folt to prioritize the student experience at USC, the memo said. Associate Provost for Student Affairs Monique Allard will serve as Interim Vice President for Student Affairs beginning April 1, Provost Michael Quick announced in a memo to the USC community. She will take the place of Ainsley Carry, who is leaving USC for the University of British Columbia. “We will work together to keep providing rich, engaging opportunities for our students to develop holistically, including opportunities to connect with others, build professional networks and develop personal, practical and leadership skills,” Quick wrote. Allard has spent over 20 years working with students. She previously served as the Director of Student Services for the College of Education at California State University, Los Angeles and as the Executive Director of Student Support and Equity Programs at California Polytechnic State University, Pomona. In her current position, Allard has worked with several student programs and services, including Campus Activities, campus cultural centers, Fraternity and Sorority Leadership Development, Residential Education and the Trojan Marching Band, the memo said. Allard earned her master’s and doctoral degrees from the Rossier School of Education, where she currently works as an adjunct professor. From 2000 to 2007 she also worked as the associate director of college advising at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Black Satellites coach Sellas Tetteh has submitted a 35-man provisional squad to FIFA ahead of the U-20 World Cup in New Zealand.The head coach will to select his final 21-man squad from the provisional list for the tournament which will begin on May 30 to June 20.Ghana who are paired in Group B alongside Argentina, Panama and Austria, were bronze medalists at the 2015 African Youth Championship in Senegal.The Black Satellites will open their 2015 FIFA U-20 campaign against Austria on Saturday 30th May, 2015 at the Wellington Regional Stadium in New Zealand.Below is the 35-man provisional list:Goalkeepers: Kwame Baah (Heart of Lions), Mutawakilu Seidu (Hearts of Oak), Michael Sai (Berekum Chelsea), Lawrence Ahi (Red Bull Salzburg) Defenders: Kingsley Fobi (Right to Dream), Owusu Bempah (Hearts of Oak), Joseph Aidoo (Inter Allies), Joseph Adjei (Wa All Stars), Nicholas Opoku (B. Chelsea), Emmanuel Ntim (Valenciennes), Latif Abubakar (Egypt), Yakubu Mohammed (Tema Youth), Patrick Asmah (BA United), Patrick Kpozo (Inter Allies)Midfielders: Thomas Agyapong (Man City), Aseidu Attobrah (New Edubiase), Emmanuel Oti (Sporting Braga), Kennedy Boateng (WAFA), Godfred Donsah (Calgliari), Kofi Yeboah (Wa All Stars), Michael Otoo (Unistar), Prosper Kasim (Inter Allies), Emmanuel Antwi (Liberty Professionals), David Atanga (Red Bull Salzburg), Agbenyu Lumor (F.C. Porto)Forwards: Issah Abbas (Deportivo), Benjamin Tetteh (Dreams FC), Samuel Afful (Hasaacas), Yaw Yeboah (Man City), Ebenezer Ofori (AIK Stockholm), Clifford Aboagye (Granada), Osabutey Jonah (Tema), Emmanuel Boateng (Rio Ave), Samuel Tetteh (WAFA), Osei Barnes (Paios Ferriera)–