GLENDALE, AZ – JANUARY 01: Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes on the sidelines during the BattleFrog Fiesta Bowl against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 1, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)With Urban Meyer leaving coaching behind for now, the legendary coach is adjusting to his newest role of assistant athletic director of athletics initiatives and relations at Ohio State.This is familiar territory for another former coach of the Buckeyes, Jim Tressel, who also went from the football field to university administration.Tressel was the head coach of Ohio State from 2001 to 2010, but now serves as the president at Youngstown State University. His experiences on and off the field provide ideal examples for Meyer to follow.Nonetheless, Tressel is going one step further to help out Meyer in his quest for success away from the gridiron.In an effort to help Meyer get the best possible production from the next chapter of his life, Tressel shared his advice on how to handle an administrative role with the Buckeyes in an interview with Eleven Warriors.Jim Tressel shares his advice for Urban Meyer and Ryan Day, encouraging Meyer to seek fulfillment in his new role as an administrator and Day to believe in himself. https://t.co/gLHACii3bE— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 31, 2019Although this will be completely different than coaching, Meyer will have to channel the same passion that made him one of the best at his profession.From Eleven Warriors:“My only suggestion to him was to make sure that he believes that the next chapter is just as important as the last chapter, and he’s got to create this next chapter as being something that will excite him and make him be fired up about what it is he’s contributing to the good of the whole,” Tressel said. “And sometimes it’s not an automatic light switch. Sometimes you have to think through it and experience some things before you really know for sure. But clearly, it will happen for him. And I tease him, he’s a young man, he’s got a lot of good things to do.”It’ll be interesting to watch Meyer shift away from coaching, especially considering how his love for the game brought him back in 2012.As for Ohio State, Ryan Day will try to lead the program to a national championship in his first season as the head coach.
Cannabis can treat both pain and insomnia in people who want to avoid prescription and sleep medications, a study has found. The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, looked at 1,000 people taking legalised marijuana in an American state. Researchers in the US found that among the 65 per cent of people taking cannabis for pain, 80 per cent found it was very or extremely helpful. 82 per cent of these people were able to reduce, or stop taking over the counter pain medications and 88 per cent were able to stop taking opioid painkillers. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe study suggested that cannabis could lower opioid use. However, the researchers noted that more needs to be done to understand the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Traditional over the counter medications and painkillers can help, however they may have serious side effects. Opioids depress the respiratory system, meaning that overdoses may be fatal. “People develop tolerance to opioids, which means that they require higher doses to achieve the same effect. This means that chronic pain patients often increase their dose of opioid medications over time, which in turn increases their risk of overdose,” said Julia Arnsten, professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Although less common, sleeping pills can lead to dependence, and can also cause grogginess the next day, interfering with people’s work and social lives, she said. As a consequence, some people have started taking marijuana to help with their symptoms, according to the study.
Green River hosted its annual Melon Days celebration over the weekend, bringing in large crowds from throughout the world. Activities to be enjoyed included games, vendors, dancing and music, just to name a few. The city’s park was packed with crowds looking for entertainment and the free watermelons provided by local Green River growers.The annual highlight was the parade that graced Main Street on Saturday morning. Folks young and old lined up to watch the floats pass by and fill bags with candy. Marching bands from Emery and Carbon High Schools led the parade with music. Miss Utah Dexonna Talbot was also featured in the parade this year.The Melon Days celebration was made possible by the City of Green River and several other sponsors as well as the watermelon growers, including the Veteres, Dunhams and Thaynes.