Freshman College Football Player Dies In Car Accident

first_imgA generic picture of three footballs next to a pylonA freshman college football player has died in a car accident this weekend.Johnathon Gilmore, a freshman tight end for Winston-Salem State, reportedly died in a car accident on Saturday afternoon.The freshman football player had gone back home to watch his high school team play.The 6-foot-4 tight end was a Fayetteville, Ark. native.From Journal Now:Coach Kienus Boulware of the Rams said he was scrambling around on Sunday afternoon trying to find out details.“He wasn’t just a good kid, he was a great kid,” Boulware said after hearing the news that Gilmore had died. “He had just texted me last week about setting up a meeting because he wanted to know what he could do this off-season to become better.”This is the second WSSU player to die this year. Najee Baker, a defensive end, died after being shot at a party at Wake Forest in January.Fighting back tears, Boulware said: “We are in the process of reaching out to this family but we are all devastated by this news.”Our thoughts are with his family and friends.May he rest in peace.last_img read more

Dogs mirror stress levels of their owners study finds

Being stressed will cause your dog to suffer from anxiety too, a study has found.Researchers at Linköping University in Sweden examined how stress levels in dogs are influenced by lifestyle factors and the people they live with.The levels were recorded over several months by measuring the concentration of a stress hormone, cortisol, in a few centimetres of hair from the dog and from its owner.The study, which examined 25 border collies and 33 Shetland sheepdogs, found that there was a correlation between the level of stress in a dog and its owner.The dog’s personality was not a factor, researchers said, but their owner’s personality had a “strong effect” on the long-term stress of the dog, leaving them to believe that the pet mirrors the human’s stress.”We found that the levels of long-term cortisol in the dog and its owner were synchronised, such that owners with high cortisol levels have dogs with high cortisol levels, while owners with low cortisol levels have dogs with low levels”, Ann-Sofie Sundman, principal author of the study, said.The study examined both companion dogs, which tend to be less active, and competing dogs, which usually participate in physical exercise with their owners. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. It found that the stress level of competing dogs seems to be linked more strongly with that of the owner, which scientists speculate may be associated with a higher degree of active interaction between the owner and the dog when they compete together.The idea for the study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, came from previous work that showed individuals of the same species can mirror each others’ emotional states – including a correlation between long-term stress in children and in their mothers.The recently published study arose from scientists speculating whether similar mirroring of stress levels over long time periods can also arise between different species, such as between the domesticated dog and humans. read more