Tom Brady Hurts Leg in Team Scrimmage Against Buccaneers

Quarterback Tom Brady has injured his left knee in 11-on-11 drills in a joint practice with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.According to sources, defensive lineman Adrian Clayborn pushed Patriots offensive lineman Nate Solder into Brady’s leg, just after he threw an incomplete pass. Brady immediately fell to the ground and clutched his leg.On the Boston sports radio station 98.5 The Sports Hub, Patriots president Jonathan Kraft said in an interview that Brady’s status “hopefully did not appear to be that bad.”“I understand from people who were standing out here it may have looked serious,” Kraft said. “I don’t have a definitive answer. And in classic Bill Belichick fashion I will tell you a little bit more though and just say I don’t believe it’s serious, but I do not know.”Clayborn told the media outlets after practice that he was bull-rushing Solder on the play and the Patriots player fell back into Brady.“You always have to stay away from the quarterback but if you have a guy on his heels, my instinct is to keep going,” Clayborn said after the practice session.Brady limped to the sideline and missed one play before rejoining and finishing the drill. read more

Fight breaks out at Grand Bahama Polling Centre

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#fightingatpollingcentre, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 4, 2017 – Grand Bahama – A huge fight broke out between supporters of the Progressive Liberal Party and Free National Movement outside the advanced polling centre in Grand Bahama yesterday.A cell phone video shows a large group of PLP supporters wearing yellow shirts with Minister for Grand Bahama Dr Michael Darville’s name on it arguing with a smaller number of people wearing red shirts in support of FNM Pineridge candidate Fredrick McAlpine.Supporters were seen arguing with each other before a series of punches were thrown.One woman is heard exclaiming that people were throwing a “rock” at someone’s head, but this was not seen on the video. Police intervened to control the chaos, however the large, angry mob continued to shout in anger, even as officers tried to drag some people away from the scene.Later a man in yellow and blue screamed: “When we ga have a peaceful election? Whoever win, win. What wrong with these people?” At one point PLP incumbent for West End and Bimini Obie Wilchcombe is seen in the crowd, trying to calm things down.It is unclear what started the brawl.#magneticmedianews#fightingatpollingcentrelast_img read more

CARPHA Attains Accreditation for Testing of Pharmaceuticals and Medicines

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Trinidad&Tobago, December 6, 2017 – Port of Spain – “The increased severity of dengue and the occurrence of new viruses that have swept through the Region tell us we have a gap in regional health security where vector borne diseases are concerned.   This year we had storms that were unprecedented.   We are expected to see more monster storms which will cause disruption including making the environment more favorable for vectors.  Hence the need for integrated vector management and looking at some of the new tools that are available.”These were the words of Dr C James Hospedales, Executive Director of the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), as he spoke at the Opening Ceremony of the Integrated Vector Management (IVM) coordinated by the Agency.The two-day meeting held from 5-6 December 2017, at the Trinidad Hilton and Conference Centre, brought together participants from 27 English, French, Dutch and Spanish speaking countries in the Region to review and discuss the adaptation of standardized protocols for improved vector surveillance, including insecticide resistance testing.    The meeting will engage regional vector control managers in discussions related to the adaptation and use of a IVM toolkit in national vector control programmes.The transmission of vector-borne diseases is strongly influenced by demographic, social and environmental factors, resulting in the emergence and re-emergence of yellow fever, malaria and dengue; and more recently, the emergence of chikungunya and zika in the Region.In his welcome remarks, Dr. Edwin Bolastig, Advisor Health Systems and Services, PAHO/WHO Country Office, Trinidad and Tobago said, “Vector borne diseases claim more 700,000 lives every year.    The burden is highest in tropical and sub-tropical areas such as the Caribbean.   Unplanned urbanization and lack of a reliable pipe water supply or solid waste management can render large populations at risk of mosquito borne diseases.   Despite these challenges, most of these diseases can be prevented through vector control, if it is planned and implemented well and sustained.   The success of response to the growing threat of VBD will depend on strong country leadership, enhanced advocacy, resources mobilisation and coordination among partners.   Dr Edwin told participants “This workshop is very timely, and your discussions will be important in strengthening your national vector control programmes, preventing and controlling vectors and ultimately protecting the health of your populations against the vector borne diseases.”Ms Monica Paul-McLean, Programme Manager, European Union Delegation, also spoke at the opening of the workshop.   She spoke about the collaboration between the EU and CARPHA geared towards contributing to efforts to improve the public health of the Caribbean people and outlined the EU’s support to CARPHA since 2013.  She said  “CARPHA has been working to strengthen health systems across the Region, to better monitor, prevent and control Zika and other mosquito borne diseases.   The EU has pledged to continue to support health systems strengthening for prevention and control of epidemics and mosquito borne diseases in the Caribbean.   It is our aim to continue to work hand in hand with Caribbean countries towards the achievement of healthy lives for people of all ages thus contributing to the attainment of SDG 3: good health and well-being – which we are all committed to achieve by 2030.”“I am pleased to witness another significant step towards the reduction and eventual eradication of vector borne diseases in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean region and eventually globally,” stated Honourable Mr Terrence Deyalsingh, Minister of Health Trinidad and Tobago, in his feature address.Minister Deyalsingh went on to say tires thrown into the environment become the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.   It is concerning to note that many of the vector borne diseases we currently struggle with today can be prevented through informed protective measures which can be undertaken by members of the public.  He urged participants to collaborate further with agencies such as the European Union and CARPHA to get mosquito borne diseases under control.   In closing the Minister applauded CARPHA for their efforts and being proactive.”During the workshop funded by the European Union, new tools and technologies for vector control will be highlighted and a plenary session on Opportunities for Strengthening Vector Control in the Caribbean will take place on the final day of the workshop.   Participants will also discuss the progress of the Caribbean Vector-Borne Disease Network (CariVecNet) which was launched in Cuba this year.CARPHA’s IVM Toolkit is designed to be used by vector control programme managers as a guide in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of an IVM approach.   The Toolkit also provides information on common mosquito vectors and vector-borne diseases in the Caribbean and the tools for vector control operations within the IVM context.Press Release: CARPHA Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more