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Gum shield helps spot signs of concussion

Players of contact sports such as rugby can be at risk of a brain injury (concussion) and in some cases this can be fatal. But now a gum shield fitted with sensors has been developed which monitors impacts to the head and feeds data in real-time to medical staff on the sidelines. While the device will not prevent the impact incident or any damage that may occur, it should allow interventions to take place more quickly. BBC Click finds out more. See more at Click’s website and @BBCClick. Source link

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Hotels train staff to spot human trafficking

Image copyright Getty Images The front line for preventing human trafficking might not be at airports, international borders or in police raids. It might be at the hotel check-in desk. An international hotel chain has completed a two-year project to train half a million staff with the aim of spotting potential victims of trafficking. Marriott’s workforce, in almost 7,000 hotels, have completed a process of mandatory training teaching them to look out for warning signs. “Hotels can unfortunately be unwilling venues for this unconscionable crime,” David Rodriguez, the hotel group’s…

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Real Madrid regains top spot in world football rich list

Image copyright Getty Images Real Madrid has topped the table of the world’s 20 richest football clubs, displacing Manchester United with record revenues of €750.9m (£674.6m). Man Utd slipped to third with Barcelona making it the first Spanish one-two since 2014-15, said Deloitte. Its Football Money League, based on season 2017-18, also shows the combined revenues of the top 20 clubs has risen 6% to €8.3bn (£7.4bn), a new record. There were a record six English Premier League clubs in the top 10. ‘Outstanding performance’ The list, the 22nd of…

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Mick Schumacher: Ferrari driver academy spot for son of seven-time champion Michael

Mick Schumacher – My dad is my idol Mick Schumacher, son of seven-time champion Michael, has joined the Ferrari driver academy, sources close to the team say. The 19-year-old is embarking on his first season in Formula 2, the final feeder category before Formula 1, with the leading Prema team in 2019. As part of his deal, Mick Schumacher is to drive in two tests with Ferrari this season. Michael Schumacher won five of his record seven world titles with Ferrari. Michael Schumacher, who turned 50 earlier this month, has…

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Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool: Mo Salah scores winner from spot

Salah won and converted the penalty for Liverpool’s winner Mohamed Salah’s penalty extended Liverpool’s lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points after a workmanlike display at Brighton. Jurgen Klopp’s side dominated with over 70% possession against their cagey hosts but created little until Salah was felled in the area by Pascal Gross. The Egyptian duly lashed the spot-kick left-footed across his body and high into the net for a 17th goal of the season. Brighton briefly rallied, with Fabinho – at the heart of Liverpool’s defence…

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Tennis: Australian number four Kyrgios ‘in a good spot’ ahead of home Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Nick Kyrgios is in the unusual position of being Australia’s number four in the men’s draw at Melbourne Park this year but the 23-year-old thinks he has found at least some of the answers to the questions that have held back his career. Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – July 7, 2018. Australia’s Nick Kyrgios hits a shot during his third round match against Japan’s Kei Nishikori. REUTERS/Toby Melville Part of the reason for his lowly spot in the…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 Liverpool: Ruben Neves strike earns fourth-round spot

Neves ‘smashes’ Wolves back in front Ruben Neves’ superb second-half strike sent Wolves through to the FA Cup fourth round at the expense of a Liverpool side that featured three teenagers making their full debuts. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp made nine changes to his starting XI, which included 17-year-old midfielder Curtis Jones and 18-year-old Rafael Camacho. They were joined by Dutch defender Ki-Jana Hoever – at 16, the club’s third youngest debutant – in the sixth minute following an injury to Dejan Lovren. Wolves found it difficult to trouble the…

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ATP roundup: Djokovic earns quarterfinal spot in Qatar

World No. 1 and two-time champion Novak Djokovic earned his 12th straight win Wednesday at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open, beating Marton Fucsovics 4-6, 6-4, 6-1 in Doha. Tennis – ATP – Qatar Open – Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha, Qatar – January 2, 2019 Serbia’s Novak Djokovic celebrates winning his second round match against Hungary’s Marton Fucsovics REUTERS/Ibraheem Al Omari It took Djokovic two hours to dispatch the Hungarian and book his place in the quarterfinals, where he’ll face Nikoloz Basilashvili of Georgia. The fifth-seeded Basilashvili earned his spot…

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Ravens’ Weddle eyes $1 million bonus to go with playoff spot

When Ravens safety Eric Weddle takes the field Sunday in Baltimore’s matchup vs. the Cleveland Browns, not only will he be fighting for his team’s spot in the playoffs, but he will also have a seven-figure incentive on the line. FILE PHOTO: Dec 9, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (10) catches a pass as Baltimore Ravens free safety Eric Weddle (32) defends during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports Weddle stands to earn a $1 million bonus…

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