Violence spreads among teens like a contagious disease, study says

first_imgCNN:A friend sneezes, you’re likely to catch a cold. Violence can be similarly contagious among middle and high school students, results of a study published Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health suggest.Teens are 48% more likely to get involved in a serious fight and 183% more likely to hurt someone badly enough to require medical attention if a friend had done so, say researchers from Ohio State University.“Other studies have shown we are influenced by our friends, but no other study has looked at whether, or how far the behavior spreads,” said co-author Brad J. Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology and researcher on aggression and violence.…The assessment of violence is based on interviews with the teens — and this is a problem, said Frank Farley, a psychologist and professor at Temple University and a former president of the American Psychological Association. He said he wonders “how honestly people would answer a question” about whether they pulled a gun on another person or hurt someone badly.Read the whole story: CNN More of our Members in the Media >last_img read more

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PBA D-League finals: Che’Lu takes Game 1 of P

first_imgChe’lu Bar and Grill Revellers’ Jeff Viernes tries to ward off the defense of Go For Gold Scratchers’ Jai Reyes in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City. Che’Lu clawed back from a double-digit deficit to score a 100-96 win over Go for Gold. PBA PHOTO MANILA – Che’Lu Bar and Grill Revellers clawed back from a double-digit deficit to score a 100-96 win over Go for Gold Scratchers in Game 1 of the 2018 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Finals at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City.Conference MVP contender Jeff Viernes led the way with 34 points – with 27 coming in the second half – to go along with eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals.Down by as much as 15 points, 59-44, in the first half on Thursday night, Viernes anchored the Revellers’ fight-back by dropping 15 of his total points in the third quarter.In the final quarter they were able to snatch the lead at 99-96 before cramping up late in the match that caused Viernes to miss two free throws. The Scratchers had a chance to send the match into overtime but Jai Reyes misfired his three-point try. A split free throw by Chris Bitoon sealed the come-from-behind win for the Revellers.“Alam na nila kung gaano kasakit na kahit nanalo ka ng Game 1 tapos ma-back-to-back games ka tapos ‘di mo makuha ‘yung kampeonato. Alam na nila ‘yung feeling at alam nilang ayaw din nila maulit ‘yun,” Viernes said.Ilonggo Bitoon added 22 points and seven rebounds. Jessie Collado chimed in 13 points, four boards, and three assists while JayR Taganas went a point short of a double-double with his nine points and 10 rebounds for the Revellers.“They simply didn’t want to lose,” said Revellers head coach Stevenson Tiu. “Sa halftime, walang gustong mag-back down. After that, nakita ninyo ‘yung transformation started sa third quarter.”Gabriel Banal finished with near triple-double performance of 24 points, 13 rebounds, and seven assists, while Reyes and Kris Porter added 11 markers apiece for the Scratchers./PNlast_img read more

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(Updated with Newman quotes and stats) Bring out the brooms, Wellington teams sweep out Rose Hill

first_imgTanner Meyer helps lift Wellington to victory thanks to 12-of-13 free-throw shooting in the fourth quarter.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — No one forgot the crown this homecoming Friday, but did anyone bring the broom? That’s because Wellington swept away Rose Hill Friday night in two incredibly exciting games.The Wellington boys defeated Rose Hill 60-57 while the Crusaders girls eked past the Rockets 52-50.For the boys, it was the first league win of the season, beating a team that they lost to 59-51 at their place.Wellington head coach Joe Newman stated:In spite of our recent losses this group of boys continues to show up each day to practice and continue to work on getting better. The hard work paid off as we played an excellent game vs a solid Rose Hill team.Tanner Meyer continues to prove to be one of the best players in the area by scoring 27 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Austin Soles had a great evening by chipping in eight points and grabbing eight boards. Other guys stepped up as well. Cade Fairbanks and Zane Cornejo played excellent inside, while Tyler Brown, John Long, and Berk Wright were able to knock down a few jumpers, played solid defense, and create scoring opportunities for us. In the end, Jack Wright, came in and went 5/6 from the line to help up seal the deal. For a freshman to come in and show that type of composure with the game on the line speaks volumes about the type of player he is going to be over the next few years.Using the deft shooting of Tanner Meyer at the free-throw line in the fourth quarter, the Crusaders staved off a Rose Hill rally. Meyer would score 27 points for the game 14 of those in the fourth quarter alone. He was a stunning 12-of-13 at the charity stripe in the final eight minutes.It then took the free-thr0w shooting of Jack Wright who would nudge Wellington over the top in the final minute. The freshman saw little minutes for most of the game but he went to the free-throw line thrice in the final 60 seconds going 5-of-6.Wellington, no doubt, played its most energetic, tenacious game of the season and established a 19-9 first-quarter lead. Meyer had just five field goals in the game, and four of them came in the first quarter. The Crusaders and Rockets matched each other in the second quarter with Wellington leading 30-22 at the half.Crusaders saw their lead cut to four 41-37 after three quarters and Rose Hill took its first lead of the ball game at the 5:19 mark of the fourth 47-46.Meyer would then drive the lane on the next four possessions and getting the foul. He would shoot eight consecutive free throws before finally missing. He would then hit four more. Wellington built back a 56-51 lead, but Rose Hill kept coming back thanks to two 3-pointers by Asa Vrbas and Koby Campbell. Wright then took over at the foul line seeing as much success as Meyer.With the win, Wellington improves to 5-11 and 1-5 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. Rose Hill drops to 9-7 and 3-3 in the AVCTL DIV. Wellington travels to Mulvane Tuesday.“It was a great night in Crusader Country,” Newman said. “It’s been a while since I’ve seen that many people in the stands. The atmosphere was electric and for both the boys and girls to win on homecoming made it a memorable evening for our community. Go Crusaders!”Wellington 60 Rose Hill 57Rose Hill —      9   13   15   20 — 57Wellington — 19   11   11   19 — 60Rose Hill: Campbell 22, Vrbas 17, S. Nolan 11, Simoneau 3, Barnhart 2, Lane 2. Total: 11 (6) 16-20 57. Wellington: Meyer 27, Soles 8, Brown 6, Fairbanks 6, Z. Cornejo 2, J. Wright 5, Long 3, B. Wright 3. Total: 13 (4) 22-25 60.The Wellington-Rose Hill game was a rough and tumble affair.The Wellington girls knew they would have their hands full when Rose Hill came back to play the Crusaders for a second time. The two teams have played some classic games over the years. This one was no different.Much like the boys, Wellington had to stave off a Rose Hill rally. Going into the fourth quarter, Wellington was leading 39-32 but saw that lead dissipate in a matter of a minute, and led 41-40. Wellington could not shake off Rose Hill and was leading 50-47 when Aspen Goetz hit a 3-pointer with 18.3 seconds to play to tie the game at 50.Ali Zeka got sent to the line on the next time down the floor and hit 1 of 2. However, after missing the second free throw she was able to create a steal and was fouled again. She was again 1-of-2 to give Wellington a 52-50 lead. Rose Hill failed to score on its final possession.Both Myriland French and Ali Zeka scored 11 points apiece. Rose Hill was led by Lexi Roe with 16 points. Her departure in the fourth quarter after fouling out was good news for the Lady Dukes.Wellington is now 4-2 in the AV-CTL DIV and 8-8 overall. The win was huge in that Rose Hill fell to 7-9 and gives the Crusaders the tie-breaker as far as post-season standings are concerned. The Crusaders are currently 11th in the standings and need to surpass Pratt, Holton, and Clearwater to get a first-round home game.Wellington 52 Rose Hill 50Rose Hill —      7   14   11   18 — 50Wellington — 13   15   11   13 — 52Rose Hill: Rose 16, Hackney 9, Goetz 10, Cain 7, Raupe 4, McCullouch 2, Thrush 1. Total: 12 (5) 11-19 50. Wellington: Myr. French 11, Zeka 11, Gerten 10, Reichenberger 9, Myk. French 5, Clift 3, Hughes 3. Total: 8 (9) 9-17 52.last_img read more

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Pilot could fly into the record books

first_imgA 23-year-old pilot landed his single-engine plane as onlookers cheered Wednesday in Opa-locka, Fla., becoming what he says is the youngest person to fly solo around the world. Before ending his three-month trip, Barrington Irving circled the Opa-locka airport and flew low along the runway as a band played. He smiled and waved as he climbed out of the plane in his tan jumpsuit, hugging and praying with friends and family. “I am home,” he said quietly when he stepped to a microphone. The long flight challenged him mentally and physically, he said, and “I am proud to have had the opportunity to live my dream.” Irving, an aerospace student who built his plane from more than $300,000 in donated parts, had left the Miami-area city March 23. His journey covered some 27,000 miles. He claims he is the first black person as well as the youngest person to complete the journey alone, though it was unclear how the claims would be validated. The National Aeronautic Association, the aviation record-keeping authority in the U.S., does not track pilots’ age, sex or ethnicity, said Nathan Rohrbaugh, who helps coordinate records at the organization. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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