Prep Sports Roundup: 1/23

first_imgJanuary 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 1/23 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball Region 14 ORDERVILLE, Utah-Acey Orton netted 21 points and the Panguitch Bobcats outlasted Valley 56-52 Wednesday in Region 20 boys basketball action. Orrin Wood’s 18 points in the loss paced the Buffaloes. Non-Region PAROWAN, Utah-Porter Wood netted 26 points as the Parowan Rams humbled North Sevier 58-52 in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. Burke Mickelsen led the Wolves in the loss with 18 points. Region 20 PRICE, Utah-Derek Hillam posted 28 points and 6 rebounds while the Carbon Dinos edged Juab 59-58 Wednesday in Region 14 boys basketball action. Hunter Peterson netted 19 points and 7 rebounds on 7-12 shooting in the loss for the Wildcats. Region 18 Grand 84 San Juan 79 Wrestling CASTLE DALE, Utah-Cade Brazier led the way with 27 points and the Emery Spartans bested South Sevier 64-59 Wednesday in Region 15 boys basketball action. Kaetz King led the Rams in the loss with 24 points. ENTERPRISE, Utah-Mathew Bowler led the way with 20 points and the Enterprise Wolves downed Millard 54-51 Wednesday in Region 18 boys basketball action. Hayes Monroe posted 23 points for the Eagles in defeat. Brad Jamescenter_img Written by TROPIC, Utah-Trayten Tebbs stepped up with 18 points as the Bryce Valley Mustangs hammered Escalante 88-36 in Region 20 boys basketball action Wednesday. Bracken Lyman had 19 points for the Moquis in defeat. KANAB, Utah-Sam Orton amassed 17 points and 18 rebounds and Nathaniel “Hoss” Houston added 18 points as the Kanab Cowboys stymied Gunnison 68-54 in Region 18 boys basketball action Wednesday. Janzen Keisel had 15 points in defeat for the Bulldogs. Delta 78 ALA 61 Non-Region The win improved the Templars to 13-4 on the season and 4-3 in region play while the Wildcats, after winning nine straight, have now lost two in a row to drop to 10-6 on the season and 5-2 in region play. Region 15 The Manti Templars topped Panguitch 45-33 in non-region wrestling action Wednesday. Manti recorded five pins in the dual: McCoy Thomson at 106 pounds, Fidel Sanchez at 120, Jabin Taylor at 132, Damon Mayfield at 160, and Seni Lino Latu at 195. The Bobcats had four pins in the loss: Porter Schoppe at 113 pounds, Ethan Crofts at 145, Hunter Marshall at 170, and Wade Christensen at 220. Tags: Adam Huff/Hunter Peterson/Manti Templars/Region 15/Richfield Wildcats RICHFIELD, Utah-Adam Huff posted 14 points on 6-10 from the field and the Manti Templars bested Richfield 55-48 in Region 15 boys basketball action Wednesday. The top-ranked Millard Eagles dominated North Sevier 56-9 in a non-region matchup Wednesday. Millard had five pins in the match: Mack Bray at 113 pounds, Graydee Warren at 138, John Whitaker at 160, Bridger Fullmer at 182 and Calun Whitaker at 220. The Wolves had just one pin in the loss with Tate Johnson at 195. JUNCTION, Utah-Kelby Jessen posted 21 points and the Piute Thunderbirds pounded Wayne 73-59 in non-region boys basketball action Wednesday. Tom Rees led the Badgers in defeat with 15 points. Delta 30 South Sevier 30last_img read more

Music Festival Sues Coachella Over ‘Monopolistic’ Radius Clauses

first_imgSoul’d Out Productions, the group behind Portland, Oregon’s Soul’d Out Music Festival, is suing California’s popular Coachella Music & Arts Festival. The suit was filed at the U.S. District Court’s in Oregon on Monday.Portland Business Journal reports that the primary issue is a “contractual restriction” that prevents artists who have been booked by Coachella from playing “at any other festival or themed event within a distance that extends over 1,300 miles” for five months before or after Coachella. Soul’d Out Productions alleges that the so-called radius clause is a “monopolistic practice” that has injured its business, which is located over 1,000 miles from the site of Coachella. The suit claims that Coachella’s practice violates federal antitrust laws, as well as antitrust laws in Oregon and California. The plaintiffs allege that the radius clauses limit consumer choice and force promoters and fans alike to pay higher prices, adding that artists have declined to perform at the Soul’d Out Festival as a result of Coachella’s radius clause. “We seek no less than to operate in a fair and open environment,” Soul’d Out Productions co-owner and co-founder Nicholas Harris reportedly said in a release. “But as our industry has become more consolidated, it is subjected to more and more corporate tactics that penalize the public. Music, and the culture that births it, is not a commodity to be exploited. It is meant to inspire and enrich our lives.”Evidently, Soul’d Out’s goal is “to bar Coachella and its AEG affiliates from enforcing any performance contracts that contain such a radius clause, and also seeks treble damages from injuries caused by their unlawful actions and attorneys’ fees spent bringing this lawsuit.” The company is currently represented by Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt PC.As previously reported, Coachella will return to the Empire Polo Fields in Indio, CA over the next two weekends: April 13-15 and April 20-22. Beyonce, Eminem, and The Weekend are set to headline, and many of the fest’s biggest performances will be streamed online for free.The Soul’d Out Festival, on the other hand, will feature Erykah Badu, De La Soul, Wyclef Jean, Tipper, Noname, and more when it takes place April 18-22.[H/T Portland Business Journal]last_img read more

Can a Cannabis-Based Pill Help Treat Concussions?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former investment adviser from Roslyn Heights is taking his talents to South Beach.Jonathan Gilbert, CEO of Scythian Biosciences Inc., a biotech firm, has secured $16 million in funding for a promising trial at the University of Miami considering the potential impact of a cannabis-based compound to treat concussions and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).The cannabinoid compound at the center of the trials, cannabidiol (CBD), is believed to contain neuroprotective properties that could, in theory, reduce inflammation in the brain caused by head trauma. Adding to the intrigue, the drug would not contain Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which creates the psychoactive effect in the brain when using marijuana.Researchers at the University of Miami hope the trial could produce a first-of-its-kind pharmaceutical answer to concussions, which has recently been the focus of millions of dollars in research, largely in response to the impact concussions have had on current and former NFL players.For Gilbert, a career investment adviser who worked for a Connecticut-based hedge fund, it’s incredibly exciting transitioning to biotech, focusing his efforts on a potentially game-changing drug, something that has thus far remained elusive to concussion patients.“I can’t sleep at night thinking about what I can be accomplishing here,” he told the Press. “What an amazing accomplishment to create something that could be effective for everyone on Earth.”Gilbert founded Scythian Biosciences Inc. three years ago, following a Tourette Syndrome support group session in which teenagers indicated they had used marijuana to “self medicate.” Gilbert and his wife have three kids, the youngest of whom suffers from the neurological disorder.The conversation with the teens got Gilbert thinking: how could marijuana benefit not only his son, but people inflicted with various ailments, including concussion?Gilbert knew his extensive list of contacts and ability to raise money and attract talent would make up for whatever experience he lacked in the pharmaceutical industry. In the latter years of his investment career, he noticed an uptick in medical marijuana businesses seeking funding, though most pitches were underwhelming. Still keen on the idea of marijuana-based treatment, he made a decision to go his own route.Initially Gilbert’s goal was to enter the industry in Canada, whose prime minister, Justin Trudeau, recently introduced legislation to legalize recreational marijuana nationwide. The prospect of similar legislation being proposed by the Trump administration appears far-fetched.Gilbert went ahead and purchased a facility in Canada with the idea of growing and selling medical marijuana. But instead of joining the growing medical marijuana industry, Gilbert, with his own son in mind, gambled on an entry into the pharmaceutical industry.Mindful of the surprisingly minimal treatment options for concussions, Gilbert got the sense that it was a “wide open space” with the potential of becoming a billion-dollar industry.“I’m learning as I go,” he said.Even so, Gilbert already sounds experienced.“Our therapy, which involves the use of two drugs, targets two different brain receptors which are involved in suppressing this immune response and the associated inflammation,” he explained.Scythian Biosciences Inc now has offices in Canada and the United States—including one at the University of Miami. The company has applied for a patent for its treatment and the University of Miami is in the pre-trial phase of the five-year study.Heading the university’s research is Dr. Gillian Hotz, research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at University of Miami Health System Sports Medicine.When the university announced the study, Hotz acknowledged the previous work her team had done to develop concussion protocols and better educate high school, collegiate and professional athletes.“One thing has eluded us—a clinically proven medication to treat concussion,’ she said. “Whether or not this study leads to a pill that could treat concussion, this type of research will pave the way for UM and other researchers to better manage concussion. It’s a privilege to help lead this journey.”Researchers are currently examining TBI in rodents before testing the compound in the form of a pill on humans. Clues to as to whether the treatment could be the game-changer Gilbert is hoping it is won’t come until the third phase, which is expected to take three years.The University of Miami trial comes as medical professionals have earnestly been scrutinizing new ways to treat concussed patients. The US government has funded studies into hyperbaric oxygen therapy, which uses oxygen to reduce swelling and increase blood flow. At the University of Buffalo, researchers are testing how recently concussed athletes react to light aerobics, which would undermine years of conventional thinking that long periods of rest is best for a concussed brain.Gilbert welcomes the deluge of research. Given how pervasive concussions have become, he recognizes the need for changes in how concussions are treated—even if it means increased competition. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, upwards of 3.6 million people suffer a TBI each year. Additionally, an analysis by Blue Cross Blue Shield found that concussions increased by more than 40 percent in the past five years.Gilbert is hardly alone in advocating for cannabis treatment to tackle America’s concussion problem. Harvard psychiatrist Lester Grinspoon in 2014 penned a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell urging the league to pursue marijuana treatment.“Already, many doctors and researchers believe that marijuana has incredibly powerful neuroprotective properties, an understanding based on both laboratory and clinical data,” Grinspoon wrote. “But unfortunately, the extensive research required to definitively determine cannabis’s ability to prevent CTE will require millions of dollars in upfront investment, and despite the great promise many now see in cannabinopathic medicine, it’s hard to imagine who else has both the motive and the means to provide such funding.”It appears Gilbert is both motivated and has found the financial backing for such an effort. And while he waits for the study to take shape, he said he’ll continue to raise money for his company, and perhaps even find a way to help more people like his son.last_img read more

Today, the first theme park opens – Fun Park Mirnovec

first_imgThe first theme park for children and adults in Croatia, Fun Park Mirnovec, which is being built in Biograd na Moru, modeled on the world’s famous adrenaline entertainment centers, will open its doors today, July 15. 2017The construction of Fun Park Mirnovec, the largest investment in the entertainment industry in the country, is worth about 12 million euros, and the investor is a regional leader and well-known producer of film and entertainment effects, Mirnovec pyrotechnics from Samobor. The uniqueness of the park is a business concept that has been successfully proven for decades in far more developed markets around the world, and it is a combination of adrenaline rides and fun for children in one place.”Since we will be working at a reduced capacity from July 15 to 20, ticket prices will also be lower during that period, and they will only be available for purchase online. Also, the working hours of the park in this period will be from 15 to 23 hours”Points out from Fun Park Mirnovec and adds that the ticket price will range from 110 kn to 190 kn depending on the type of ticket and season, and the ticket for the park is daily and allows you unlimited rides at all attractions.Visitors to the park will have at their disposal 24 attractions divided into three thematic units: Pirate City, Space and the Wild West. Of the 24 attractions, the most interesting are certainly the Adria Eye, from which you can see the entire panorama, from the Kornati islands to Lake Vrana, as well as the Tornado and Big Blue rollercoaster. Also, within the park there will be a meaningful animation program, as well as a rich catering offer, both for children and for children. The great news is that the park will be open all year round, and the working hours of the park will be from 11 am to 23 pm.An excellent tourist story that will raise the whole region to a higher level, primarily through the additional quality content of the tourist destination, which is chronically lacking in our tourism.last_img read more

Hemraj century delivers win for Jaguars despite Hodge’s 123

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Kavem Hodge struck his maiden List A hundred but it proved in vain, as opener Chandrapaul Hemraj carved out his second, to lift Guyana Jaguars to a crucial 22-run victory over Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Regional Super50 Cup here late Tuesday.Chasing 295 in a day/night Group B fixture at Queen’s Park Oval, Hodge fashioned a high quality 123 off 145 deliveries as Volcanoes ended on 272 for eight off their 50 overs, to extend their wretched run with their fifth defeat in six outings.Hemraj, meanwhile, stroked exactly 100 off 116 balls, an innings that laid the foundation for Jaguars’ impressive 294 for nine off their 50 overs after being sent in.Opening partner Tagenarine Chanderpaul struck a patient 64 while Raymon Reifer produced a cameo 52 off 33 deliveries to propel Jaguars to their highest total of the tournament.Jaguars, who have been unconvincing throughout the campaign, moved to 16 points with their fourth win in six matches, creating a virtual deadlock in the group.Leaders West Indies Emerging Players and second-placed hosts Trinidad and Tobago Red Force are also both on 16 points.It was Hemraj who provided the early momentum, smashing six fours and five sixes as he put on an entertaining 171 for the first wicket with Chanderpaul who counted four fours in a 100-ball knock.The start, however, was undone in the 36th over when left-arm spinner Larry Edward removed both Hemraj and Chanderpaul in the space of three deliveries with no addition to the score.When captain Leon Johnson was lbw to leg-spinner Keron Cottoy without scoring in the next over, Jaguars were suddenly stuttering on 171 for three and forced to rebuild.The left-handed Reifer emerged at the forefront of that effort, lashing half-dozen fours and five sixes in a 73-run fourth-wicket stand off 50 deliveries with Chris Barnwell, whose 38 came from 26 balls and included two fours and sixes.Facing a demanding required run rate in their run chase, Volcanoes lost out-of-form veteran left-hander Devon Smith (11) cheaply in the third over but they regained their balance through Hodge who masterminded two successive critical stands.First, he put on 65 for the second wicket with Desron Maloney whose 37 came from 47 balls and included four fours and two sixes.Then, Hodge found another ally in Alick Athanaze to add a further 146 for the third wicket, a partnership which put Volcanoes firmly on course to overhaul their target.All told, Hodge belted eight fours and two sixes while Athanaze gathered a sparkling 63 off 66 balls with two fours and three sixes.Not for the first time, the complexion of the game changed when six wickets tumbled for 42 runs in quick time, leaving Volcanoes well adrift.last_img read more

Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele Misses Training, Close To Barcelona Move

first_imgBorussia Dortmund’s forward, Ousmane Dembélé have gone awol as the Frenchman misses training on Thursday and have not been picking his calls.According to reports from Franch new outlet, L’Equipe, 20-year-old Dembele is close to signing for Barcelona and is expected to arrive Catalonia today to finalise the deal.“There was no sign yesterday that Ousmane Dembele would not be here today.“We hope nothing terrible has happened.” Dortmund Coach, Peter Bosz told reporters. More to follow shortly… RelatedDortmund Suspends Barcelona Target Ousmane Dembele For Missing Training Without PermissionAugust 10, 2017In “Europe”Breaking: Dortmund Suspends Ousmane Dembele Indefinitely, Barcelona Move ImminentAugust 13, 2017In “Europe”Video – Watch Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembele Do A Neymar, Fights In TrainingAugust 1, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more