Whitey Bulgers death being investigated as homicide

first_imgJames “Whitey” Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America’s most wanted men, died in federal prison. He was 89.Bulger was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at the U.S. penitentiary in West Virginia where he’d just been transferred, and a medical examiner declared him dead shortly afterward, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons.A prison union official says is being investigated as a homicide. Justin Tarovisky is the executive vice-president of The American Federation of Government Employees Local 420. He tells The Associated Press that Bulger would be the prison’s third homicide this year.Authorities did not immediately release a cause of death. The FBI earlier said they were investigating.A lawyer who represented James “Whitey” Bulger is blaming his death on decisions made by the Federal Bureau of Prisons.Attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said in a statement Tuesday that Bulger “was sentenced to life in prison, but as a result of decisions by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, that sentence has been changed to the death penalty.”Carney said he had no further comment.The prison bureau declined to comment on Carney’s statement.Bulger, the model for Jack Nicholson’s ruthless crime boss in the 2006 Martin Scorsese movie, “The Departed,” led a largely Irish mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling and drug rackets. He also was an FBI informant who ratted on the New England mob, his gang’s main rival, in an era when bringing down the Mafia was a top national priority for the FBI.Bulger fled Boston in late 1994 after his FBI handler, John Connolly Jr., warned him he was about to be indicted. With a $2 million reward on his head, Bulger became one of the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted” criminals, with a place just below Osama bin Laden.When the extent of his crimes and the FBI’s role in overlooking them became public in the late 1990s, Bulger became a source of embarrassment for the FBI. During the years he was a fugitive, the FBI battled a public perception that it had not tried very hard to find him.After more than 16 years on the run, Bulger was captured at age 81 in Santa Monica, California, where he had been living in a rent-controlled apartment near the beach with his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig.In 2013, he was convicted in the slayings, as well as extortion, and money-laundering after a sensational racketeering trial that included graphic testimony from three former Bulger cohorts: a hit man, a protege and a partner. He was sentenced nearly five years ago to two consecutive life sentences plus five years.Bulger had just been moved to USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. He had been in a prison in Florida before a stopover at a transfer facility in Oklahoma City. Federal Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney had declined to comment on why he was being moved.Bulger, nicknamed “Whitey” for his bright platinum hair, grew up in a gritty South Boston housing project and became known as one of the most ruthless gangsters in Boston. His younger brother, William Bulger, became one of the most powerful politicians in Massachusetts, leading the state Senate for 17 years.In working-class “Southie,” Jim Bulger was known for helping old ladies across the street and giving turkey dinners to his neighbours at Thanksgiving. He had a kind of Robin Hood-like image among some locals, but authorities said he would put a bullet in the brain of anyone who he even suspected of double-crossing him.“You could go back in the annals of criminal history and you’d be hard-pressed to find anyone as diabolical as Bulger,” said Tom Duffy, a retired state police major who investigated Bulger.“Killing people was his first option. They don’t get any colder than him,” Duffy said after Bulger was finally captured in June 2011.Bulger was accused of strangling Debra Davis, the 26-year-old girlfriend of his partner, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, and Deborah Hussey, also 26, the daughter of Flemmi’s common-law wife. In both cases, Bulger insisted on pulling out the women’s teeth so they would be difficult to identify, Flemmi testified.During a search of his Santa Monica apartment, agents found over $800,000 in cash and more than 30 guns, many hidden in holes in the walls. A property manager at the building said Bulger and Greig, who used the names Charles and Carol Gasko, had lived there for 15 years and always paid the rent-controlled rate of $1,145 a month in cash.They were caught days after the FBI began a new publicity campaign focusing on Greig. The daytime TV announcements showed photos of Greig and noted that she was known to frequent beauty salons and have her teeth cleaned once a month.A woman from Iceland who knew Bulger and Greig in Santa Monica saw a report on CNN about the latest publicity campaign and called in the tip that led agents to them. The Boston Globe identified the tipster as a former Miss Iceland, a former actress who starred in Noxzema shaving cream commercials in the 1970s.Bulger, a physical fitness buff, had been taken to a Boston hospital from his jail cell at least three times, complaining of chest pains, since being brought back to Boston to stand trial.———Associated Press writer Eric Tucker in Washington contributed to this report.last_img read more

FIFA Brings Top Players Together To Fight Ebola

first_imgTop international football players are joining forces with world football’s governing body FIFA, the Confederation of African Football and health experts to raise global awareness and promote simple preventative measures in the fight against Ebola.Video: 11 players, 11 messages, 1 goal – Together, we can beat Ebola.The “11 against Ebola” campaign, featuring Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, FC Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Bayern Munich’s Philipp Lahm among others, promotes 11 simple health messages selected with the help of doctors and health experts from Africa, the World Bank Group and the World Health Organization who are tackling the outbreak in West Africa.Underneath the slogan “Together, we can beat Ebola” and the hashtag #wecanbeatebola, players share each message with the help of animated films, radio content, banners, posters and pictures in a multimedia campaign launched on Monday, 17 November.Each health message, such as “Report unusual illnesses” and “Cook meat properly”, has been chosen to improve public understanding about how the virus spreads, and to provide clear information that can be used to reduce the chances of the virus spreading in affected communities.FIFA Chief Medical Officer Prof. Jiří Dvořák, MD said: “We doctors have experienced the power of football when it comes to prevention and health, while successfully implementing the ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme in 15 African countries as part of the medical legacy of 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Now we are using the same system to tackle Ebola, by presenting simple educational messages to prevent the spread of the disease through the voices of football stars – ‘When football talks, everybody listens’.”The popularity of football and its top players has proven to be a powerful way to connect with a wide audience and to transmit public health messages. This is the first emergency health campaign of its kind implemented by FIFA. The world governing body of football has achieved positive results with previous public health awareness campaigns such as the FIFA 11 for Health, which recruited top players to promote simple health messages for children around the world.Neymar Jr said: “It is so important that we get the right information to those affected by the Ebola outbreak. We all hope this positive campaign will improve people’s understanding of the Ebola virus and help us to reduce the chances of it spreading. Let’s all get behind this campaign to help our brothers and sisters in the worst-hit regions. Together, we can beat Ebola.”FIFA President Blatter said: “The popularity of football gives us a unique platform to reach all communities. We hope that football can play its part and that this campaign against Ebola can make a real difference on the ground as the world comes together to fight the virus and to help those living in affected communities.”According to the World Health Organization, as of 9 November, a total of 14,098 confirmed, probable and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease have been reported in six countries. There have been 5,160 deaths. Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have seen the highest number of cases.Download posters, pictures and banners featuring the players and their messages at www.fifa.com and share them in your community with the hashtag #wecanbeatebolaThe 11 against Ebola messages1. Report unusual illnesses: please report any unusual illnesses or deaths in your community. 2. Know the symptoms: do you have a fever with a loss of appetite, headache, fatigue, pain, vomiting, bleeding or diarrhoea? Know the symptoms of Ebola. 3. Seek immediate medical help: please seek urgent medical help if you have a fever with additional symptoms. 4. Avoid body contact: avoid direct, skin and body contact with anyone suffering from Ebola. 5. Wash your hands and disinfect: wash your hands regularly and disinfect anything touched by suspected or confirmed Ebola sufferers. 6. Wear proper protection: wear gloves and proper protective clothing if you are caring for an Ebola sufferer, and get the right instruction for the use of protective clothing. 7. Cook meat properly: cook all meat and animal products thoroughly before consumption. 8. Always practise safe sex: use protection if you are having sex with anyone recovering from Ebola. 9. Avoid contact with wild animals and bats: wild animals and bats can carry the Ebola virus. Avoid them. 10. Do not touch the dead: avoid direct contact with dead Ebola victims or anyone who has died from a strange disease. 11. Seek help for safe burials: please seek help from local authorities to bury any victims of Ebola or strange diseases.Source:FIFAlast_img read more

Group demands immediate action to clean up Mount Polley

first_imgAPTN National NewsA press conference was held in Vancouver Monday with a grassroots movement that set up a camp at the entrance of the Mount Polley mine.It’s been just over a month since the mine’s tailings pond breached its wall and spilled millions of cubic metres of waste and sludge into local waterways.The group is demanding immediate action to clean up the mess.APTN’s Tina House was there and has the story.last_img

Security Council lauds launch of negotiations in reunifying Cyprus

In a presidential statement the 15-member body praised the Greek Cypriot leader Demetris Christofias and Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat for advancing discussions since their first meeting on 21 March.“The Security Council calls on both sides to continue to work together in a constructive and positive manner in order to reach a comprehensive and durable settlement,” said Ambassador Michel Kafando of Burkina Faso, which holds the rotating Council presidency this month.“The Security Council looks forward to progress in the negotiations and reiterates its readiness to support the process,” he added.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s recent appointment of Alexander Downer as his Special Adviser on Cyprus was also warmly received by the Security Council. Today’s presidential statement echoes Mr. Ban’s message yesterday to the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders in which he commended them “for their seriousness of purpose, sense of compromise and commitment to seeing the peace process through to a successful conclusion.” 4 September 2008The Security Council today warmly welcomed the launch of full-fledged negotiations between the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot communities, aimed at the reunification of the island. read more

Foreign exchange rates

These are indicative wholesale rates for foreign currency provided by the Bank of Canada on Friday. Quotations in Canadian funds.Australia dollar 0.9935Brazil real 0.4012China renminbi 0.1854Euro 1.4632Hong Kong dollar 0.160705India rupee 0.01949Indonesia rupiah 0.0000940Japan yen 0.01129Malaysia ringgit 0.2930Mexico peso 0.07142N.Z. dollar 0.9340Norway krone 0.1564Peruvian new sol 0.3866Russia rouble 0.02122Saudi riyal 0.3346Singapore dollar 0.9211South Africa rand 0.09711South Korean won 0.001122Sweden krona 0.1522Switzerland franc 1.3257Taiwanese dollar 0.04126Thailand baht 0.03751Turkey lira 0.3550U.K. pound 1.6298U.S. dollar 1.2549Vietnam dong 0.000055

Ontario holds second capandtrade auction

TORONTO – Ontario’s second auction in its cap and trade program aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions is taking place today, after the first auction sold out.The March auction brought in $472 million, which the government says it will put toward programs that reduce emissions and help businesses and consumers adapt to a low-carbon economy.The system puts caps on the amount of pollution companies in certain industries can emit, and if they exceed those limits they must buy allowances at auction or from other companies that come in under their limits.Despite the first auction’s sell out of current credits, Ontario recently lowered its projections for how much money the program would raise to allow for market fluctuations.The Liberal government estimated in last year’s provincial budget that the program would bring in $1.9 billion per year, but this year’s budget projected $1.8 billion for this fiscal year, and $1.4 billion annually starting in 2018-19.Ontario’s four-year climate change action plan is funded by cap-and-trade revenues and has planned for a range of between $5.9 billion and $8.3 billion, so lower revenue would mean various projects such as social housing retrofits, an electric vehicle incentive program and public transit would see a bit less money.Results from the second auction are expected at a later date. by The Canadian Press Posted Jun 6, 2017 8:40 am MDT Last Updated Jun 6, 2017 at 9:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Ontario holds second cap-and-trade auction read more

This Jamaican Hashtag May Have Been the Best Part

Usain Bolt in Olympic semifinals (Twitter)Usain Bolt won gold in the men’s 100-meter Olympic race Sunday night, his third straight win for the event. The track and field star made history for being the first to ever do so. Afterward, his victory inspired several memes in celebration of his gold medal.According to ESPN, Bolt took off in .155 seconds, a typically slow start for the 29-year-old. It didn’t matter, though, because the gold medalist finished in 9.81 seconds, gaining the lead over initial front-runner American Justin Gatlin. He finished just 0.08 behind the Jamaican at 9.89 seconds.Bolt was not worried about his distant start, calling the race “brilliant.”“I didn’t go so fast, but I’m so happy I won,” he told the sports outlet. “I told you guys I was going to do it.”After attendees chanted “Bolt, Bolt, Bolt” at the Rio De Janerio, Brazil facility, the #Jamaican hashtag sprung up on Twitter, hilariously putting Bolt at the center of pride for the country.A user by the name Luke Cripwalker used the now-famous semi-finals photo to describe himself running away from deadlines, responsibilities and sleep.pic.twitter.com/J5FauqFglp— Luke Cripwalker (@sporker_) August 15, 2016Ashley C. Ford typed a possible thought Bolt had as he took the lead.”Had you shook with that slow start, didn’t I?” pic.twitter.com/5EX6TG2vWk— Ashley C. Ford (@iSmashFizzle) August 15, 2016@reginaapaigee tweeted a photo covered in Jamaican flags to celebrate the nation’s feelings on the big win.SHMOOD pic.twitter.com/f3kuk6LOz6— regina adizua (@reginaapaigee) August 15, 2016And used a scene from “The Wolf of Wall Street” to drive the point home.Jamaican twitter tonight: pic.twitter.com/u908sHpZJo— regina adizua (@reginaapaigee) August 15, 2016@FireinFreetown tweeted a photo throwing shade to non-Jamaican Caribbeans, using silver medalist Gatlin’s photo.How it feels to be West Indian but not Jamaican pic.twitter.com/HmdQ7tpfsu— Neauxlita Nopington (@FireinFreetown) August 15, 2016They also used Bolt’s semifinals image to demonstrate “racing to conclusions.”Me racing to conclusions pic.twitter.com/AdKKDXrx5W— Neauxlita Nopington (@FireinFreetown) August 15, 2016@dante2534 shared his Jamaican fiancé’s reaction to NBC reporter Bob Costas’ claim that Bolt is more famous than Bob Marley.My Jamaican fiancée when Bob Costas said that Usain is more famous than Bob Marley pic.twitter.com/73H2I49Ukb— baeyard rustin (@dante2534) August 15, 2016@Namastaywoke tweeted two photos showing national pride.Jamaicans be like : “by the way I’m Jamaican” pic.twitter.com/uthk64Mm7g— ladykilla96 (@Namastaywoke) August 15, 2016 “How yuh know ima Jamaican?” pic.twitter.com/OP3PGvQ6BF— ladykilla96 (@Namastaywoke) August 15, 2016@kidnoble proclaimed himself Jamaican that night.Gotdamnit I’m Jamaican tonight. ?— Capt. Jake Ballard (@kidnoble) August 15, 2016@Kelroydaily posted a clip of what many Jamaicans did to celebrate Bolt’s win.Every Jamaican after bolt won the 100m https://t.co/I3fLxwPuU0— top⚡gun (@Kelroydaily) August 15, 2016It made Christine Sydelko emotional.The olympics make me so emotional like why am I crying at the Jamaican national anthem— Christine Sydelko (@csydelko) August 15, 2016Bolt will qualify for his favorite race, the men’s 200 meter, tomorrow and the men’s 4 x 100 is on Friday.As the second-oldest 100-meter champion in Olympic history behind Linford Christie, the athlete said this will be his last Games.“Somebody said I can become immortal,” Bolt told ESPN. “Two more medals to go and I can sign off. Immortal.” read more

Mens swimming Buckeyes defeat Wright State on Senior Day

Ohio State concludes its dual meets with a victory over Wright State. Credit: Sydney McNulty | Lantern reporterThe Ohio State men’s swimming team won its final dual meet of the season against Wright State, picking up a 153-103 victory at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion.Some of the highlight swims for the Buckeyes included a win for sophomore Michael Salazar in 200-yard freestyle (1:39.79), along with senior Mark Belanger and junior Jack Barone both taking home first in their respective events, the 100-yard backstroke (48.62) and 100-yard breaststroke (55.96).Sophomore standout Mossimo Chavez glided to victory in the 50-yard freestyle by matching his time last week against Michigan, touching the wall in a time of 20.73 seconds.“I felt good today,” Chavez said. “Dual meets are just another opportunity for us to race and to prepare for the next couple of weeks.”The Buckeyes seized the opportunity by sweeping every single event, but for the seniors, the meet meant more than just another win.“It’s been a pretty emotional meet for me,” senior Matt Moen said. “ It’s definitely different because all these years we saw the older guys go through it, and you never think of you going through it yourselves. We were over there and talking, and we were like, ‘Wow this is pretty real that we are going to be in the real world soon,’ so that adds a little bit of energy too, which is always good.”Moen finished 3rd in the 200-yard breaststroke behind two fellow Buckeyes.Moving forward, however, the Buckeyes as a unit are focused on the rest of the season, using every meet as a chance to get ready for the Big Ten Championships in Columbus on Feb. 22-25.“It is a rehearsal for Big Tens,” Moen said. “The next couple of weeks are just trying to work on the details. We put in a lot of work the last couple of months, so at this point it’s just working on technique so we can perform as well as we need to.”Up next the Buckeyes will host the OSU Winter Invitational on Saturday, Feb. 11. read more

Fifty firefighters tackle Edmonton Tower block blaze in North London

Fifty firefighters tackled a fire which broke out in a high-rise block of flats in north London on Friday.Emergency services were alerted when a sixth-floor flat caught fire in a 23-floor tower by the North Mall in Edmonton, a spokeswoman for the London Fire Brigade said.One man was led to safety through an internal staircase while about 50 residents left the building before crews arrived, a statement from LFB said.Ten fire engines attended the scene after nearly 50 calls were received about the blaze at 5.39pm.The cause of the fire is not known at this stage. #Edmonton Crews from @LondonFire dealing with a tower block fire across the road from the bus station Pic @_ViperUK_MP pic.twitter.com/AFO56bfW51— London 999 Feed (@999London) 20 July 2018 Fire in Edmonton pic.twitter.com/U9ULBInfPL— Nacho (@Jalalapeno) 20 July 2018 Tottenham, Chingford and Southgate fire stations are in attendance.London Fire Brigade later tweeted that the fire was under control. 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. read more

Heres What Happened Today Tuesday

first_imgPARTING SHOT(zellco321/YouTube)The Challenger Disaster occurred on this date in 1986. This CNN video captures the live newsfeed footage the tragic event, in which seven people died. [YouTube] NEED TO CATCH up? TheJournal.ie brings you a round-up of today’s news…The scene after the Manx2 flight crashed at Cork Airport in 2011. Pic: Niall Carson/PA WireIRELANDSeven people were injured in a crush outside Copper Face Jacks nightclub in Dublin last night.The Public Accounts Committee is to hear from a garda whistleblower in private this Thursday.Tiredness and ‘inadequate training’ of crew contributed to the Manx2 crash at Cork Airport, a report has found. A landmark European court judgement found the Irish State liable for sexual abuse suffered by Louise O’Keeffe.The National Children’s Hospital is to get two ‘satellite’ units – but the plan was criticised.AIB declined to comment on the issue of a bonus plan for top executives.2013 was officially our best year for tourism since 2008 – thanks to The Gathering.A school policy could be discriminatory to Travellers because it gives priority to students whose fathers were past pupils, a court was told.RTÉ said it would not be commenting on claims that damages were paid over comments made on the Saturday Night Show.Outpatient waiting lists dropped by 95 per cent in the last year, Minister James Reilly announced.An independent commission is to examine if electricity power lines can go underground.If you’re under 25 and don’t accept some JobBridge internships, you could face a dole cut.A man became the first person to be imprisoned because of having ASBOs in Ireland.47 jobs are to go due to the closure of a Wexford company. [RTÉ]WORLDPolice search the River Ouse in York as they look for missing student Megan Roberts. Pic: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire#ENGLAND Police swept a river in the search for Megan Roberts, a missing student aged 20.#NETHERLANDS A ban on Pirate Bay was lifted by a Dutch court.#HONG KONG Over 20,000 chickens were killed in Hong Kong over bird flu fears.#LONDON A former News of the World journalist hacked Daniel Craig’s phone, he told a court.#EUROPE Two days of air traffic control strikes are due in a number of European countries.INNOVATIONPic: David Parry/ PA Wire.What can Dungeons and Dragons teach you about management? A lot, according to this man. [qz.com]What’s more important: your TV, laptop or smartphone? Here’s what these young people said.last_img read more

Vancouver Mall site gives small vendors big venue

first_imgFarmers markets, night markets and public fairs and festivals are frequently ground zero for local artisans of all stripes who want to test their new foods, drinks, crafts and creations and build a following.Success at a community market can be the first step in the growth of an emerging small business. But that first step can be a challenge due to the logistical hurdles and time commitment needed to operate at multiple events.“Finding anywhere to get it out there in front of people is really expensive,” says Ryan Steinbarge.Steinbarge and his wife, Krystal Steinbarge, are the operators behind one of the newest Vancouver Mall stores. And it’s a concept they hope provides a more structured approach to community markets to help newly minted vendors clear that initial hurdle.Their creation is called America’s Market. And the idea is for the storefront to serve as a permanent, low-cost vendor space to tap into the mall’s heavy foot traffic while giving shoppers access to products that they wouldn’t normally find in a mall.The storefront, located on the mall’s lower level near Cinetopia, is divided into a series of 9-by-7-foot spaces that vendors can rent on a daily, weekly, weekend or month-to-month basis and configure however they want.last_img read more

Sherman tank demolishes building near Paine Field

first_imgEVERETT — A Sherman tank crashed through a vacant building Wednesday near Paine Field in Everett.The tank is part of the World War II collection at Paul Allen’s Flying Heritage Museum.The Daily Herald reports the demolition will make room for a “tank arena” where the museum plans to show off the machines in motion. In May it plans “TankFest Northwest.”last_img

Mojo TV CEO being harassed All India Christian Journalists

first_imgBasheerbagh: All India Christian Journalists Forum (AICJF) demanded the State government to withdraw the false SC, ST Atrocities Act filed against Mojo TV CEO. Speaking at a press conference here, the president of the forum, Jerusalem Mathaiah alleged that false cases were filed against Mojo TV CEO Revathi by the State government to harass her as part of political intimidation. Also Read – Warrant issued against Renuka Chowdhury in cheating case Advertise With Us Condemning the misuse of law intended to protect Dalits by the government, Mathaiah said that it was illegal to file such cases against a woman journalist. He demanded the government to withdraw the case with immediate effect and ensure that constitutional values and journalists’ self-respect were preserved. Mathaiah said that representation in this regard would be sent to the Chief Minister, chief secretary, home department secretary, DCP, ACP, SC Commission chairman and Press Academy Chairman.last_img read more

Sega Model 2 arcade games collection heading to PS3 Xbox

first_imgWhen I was a kid there were still quite a few arcades around full of games you would happily make a trip to play. A lot of those games were made by Sega, and used the Model (1|2|3) boards.You can argue about which generation of Sega’s arcade boards offered the best games, but for me, Model 2 is the sweet spot. That was the board that gave us Daytona USA, Virtua Fighter 2, and The House of the Dead among many others.I remember those games looking fantastic and being better than anything I could play at home, unlike today. By today’s standards the hardware Sega used is ancient, though. Model 2 boards used an Intel i960 processor running at 25MHz and managed a resolution of just 496 x 384. Still, the games were great and now Sega has decided to give a selection of them a revival.The video you see above is the first trailer for the Sega Model 2 Collection, which has just been announced for release on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live. Included in the collection will be Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers, Sonic The Fighters, Virtua Striker, and Virtual On.The games are only confirmed for Japan so far and will be released as individual titles. Hopefully we will see them come to Western territories too, and that Sega offers them as a complete package for a discount price. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see Sega add to this collection in the future, and if it’s successful they may decide to do the same for Model 3 games.via Sega Japanlast_img read more

Former NFL team physician speculates that Brady may have suffered severely dislocated

first_img Advertisement Even though it’s only speculation, it’s more medical insight than the Patriots are giving out, so take it as you will. Everyone in New England is hoping it’s not the worst case scenario presented here, which could end in Brian Hoyer taking meaningful snaps in in an attempt to reach another Super Bowl. That is terrifying. The mystery surrounding Tom Brady’s hand injury is now the dominant storyline leading up to the Patriots AFC Championship matchup with Jacksonville. The uncertainty surrounding the severity of the injury, and if it will limit Brady’s performance has dropped New England from a 9.5 to 7.5 point favorite, and has Patriot fans suffering anxiety attacks en masse. Most of the dread for fans – and bettors – is being caused because the specific nature of the injury is unknown, and the Patriots aren’t telling.Dr. David Chow is an orthopedic surgeon, and served as the the head physician of the San Diego Chargers for 17 years. He just authored a piece in the San Diego Union-Tribune, in which he used some deductive reasoning from available photographs to speculate on potential medical diagnoses of Brady’s injury.#tb12 Tom Brady wears a glove on his injured throwing hand as he speaks with backup Brian Hoyer @Patriots practice. #bostonherald pic.twitter.com/FchnDWfFzB— Matt West (@westipix) January 18, 2018center_img However, it looks like there could be something over the lower knuckle of the thumb here. pic.twitter.com/M9lG3Gu4EI— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 18, 2018Dr. Chao noted that it was disclosed that Brady suffered a cut on his hand, and underwent x-rays. He said the only cut on the hand that would also require an x-ray would be a “extreme displacement of bone that tears skin.” He added that the presence of what appears to be a splint in the photos would support the claim that Brady suffered a dislocation. He also laid out various possible injury scenarios, and described how each would affect Brady against Jacksonville, from best-case to worst.Per Dr. Chao:“Webspace tear. The webbing/skin between the thumb and index finger is torn. This is unlikely, as it would not require X-ray. He would have no issue playing and being effective.Open dislocation of tip at IP (interphalangeal) joint. The dislocation would be reduced (restored to the correct alignment), the wound cleaned and sutures applied. It would be very stable. He would be wearing the temporary protection today. His grip would not be affected. He would need tape but not need a splint. There would be good stability. There would be no need for splint for the game and would expect minimum impact on Brady.Dislocation of MCP (metacarpalphalangeal) joint. This typically includes a ligament tear/sprain and would have the most severe effect on his grip of a football. If it is the ulnar collateral ligament that is torn, it is a big deal as Brady’s grip would be weaker, affecting his throws. It would be difficult to grip and throw. Former Patriots backup Jacoby Brissett had this last year. He played poorly and did not throw much while dealing with the injury in a game filling in during Brady’s suspension after Jimmy Garopplolo was injured. Brissett was placed on IR and had surgery. If NFL dislocation, could have serious affect on Brady’s ability to throw the ball well.”last_img read more

Live News traffic and weather updates for North Staffordshire South Cheshire on

first_imgDad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Hello and welcome to StokeonTrentLive’s breaking news service bringing you all the latest updates from Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire on Friday, June 21. Our team of reporters will be updating this live service with all the latest on the traffic and travel and weather updates – as well as news and entertainment through the day. We’ll be bringing you the very latest updates in our live news feed below. For the latest news and breaking news visit www.stokeontrentlive.co.uk Get all the big headlines, pictures, analysis, opinion and video on the stories that matter to you. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLive Driver named following fatal collision Punter found hiding in bushes center_img Police search for missing woman Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . Key EventsBuilding site worker, 45, dies following fall at housing estate10:3719:16Broken down vehicle on M6A Highways England spokesman said:Lane 1 (of 2) blocked on the M6 Northbound between J14 Stafford North and J15 Stoke-on-Trent. This is due to a broken down vehicle. Traffic Officers on route .”18:38Police hunting driver following hit-and-run on A500The driver got out of his car and jumped into another vehicle that had stopped at the scene and fled after colliding with a HGV. More here.17:29Signalling problem on trainsDelays of up to ten minutes on Virgin Trains West Coast Southbound between Stockport and Stoke-on-Trent due to signalling problem. 17:03Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound from J13 A449 (Stafford South) to J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed. 16:56Work to find solution to stop Staffordshire road flooding underwayThe road recently flooded following heavy rain across the area. More here.15:15Broken down vehicle on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M6 Northbound between Stafford Services and J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). In the roadworks area.Lane one (of three) is closed.14:31Delays on railway due to sheep on line between Stoke-on-Trent and ManchesterTrains are being delayed or diverted due to the animals getting on the line near Poynton. More here.14:3060 hours of thunderstorm warnings now issued for North Staffordshire and SoutWarnings are now in place from noon on Sunday until Tuesday night. More here.13:00Smallthorne roundabouts congestionUsual congestion on B5051 Moorland Road / Ford Green Road at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout).13:00Broken down car on M6One lane closed and heavy traffic due to recovery work and broken down car on M6 Southbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Lane one (of four) is closed.12:59Police arrest 12 people in historic child abuse investigation in Stoke-on-TrentThe Northern Area Custody Suite at EtruriaDetectives in Stoke-on-Trent have arrested 12 people in connection to historic child sex abuse. Read more.12:59Lane closure on M6 in CheshireOne lane closed and heavy traffic due to accident on M6 Southbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J16 A500 (Stoke-On-Trent / Crewe). Lane one (of four) is closed. 12:00M6 southbound clearedTraffic returned to normal on M6 Southbound from J19 A556 (Knutsford) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Matrix signs are not signing or any breakdowns, or accidents. Cameras are able to confirm this. 11:58Slow traffic on M6 southbound Slow traffic on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North). In the roadworks area. 11:12A50 accidentQueuing traffic due to earlier accident on A50 Westbound from A518 Derby Road (Water Bridge roundabout) to B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout). Police have now cleared the scene but traffic remains very heavy around McDonalds Roundabout in both directions.11:07Man, 51, arrestedAt around 3pm yesterday at an address in Bradeley, a 51-year-old man from Stoke-on-Trent was arrested on suspicion of failing to appear.He remains in custody at this time.11:04Longport trafficUsual congestion on Brownhills Road / Davenport Street / Newcastle Street between A500 (Porthill Bank) and Tunstall.10:46A34, Trent ValeA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). Travel time is four minutes.10:37Werrington RoadTraffic easing on A52 Werrington Road Westbound before A52 Leek Road (Lime Kiln Traffic Lights). 10:37KEY EVENTBuilding site worker, 45, dies following fall at housing estateA 45-year-old man has died after being rushed to hospital in a critical condition earlier this week. Read more.09:47Broken down coach on M6One lane closed and slow traffic due to broken down coach on M6 Southbound from J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent) to J14 A34 (Stafford North).Lane one (of three) is closed.09:19Waterloo Road trafficHeavy traffic on Waterloo Road from Cobridge Traffic Lights towards Hanley Town centre (Vale Place). 08:52Alsagers Bank EastboundHigh Lane Eastbound partially blocked, queuing traffic due to accident at The Drive. 08:26A52 Ash BankQueeing traffic on A52 Ash Bank Road Eastbound from Eaves Lane to Clough Lane. 08:02Traffic through ChellA527 Biddulph Road coming from Brindley Ford Southbound busy but moving at A5272 High Lane roundabout.08:02A34 Trent Vale busyA34 Newcastle Road busy but moving between Springfield Retail Park and A500 D Road (Hanford Interchange). 08:02M6 slip reopensM6 Northbound lane re-opened on exit slip road, broken down vehicle removed at J15 A500 D Road (Stoke-On-Trent). Lane one (of two) was closed until 07:35. 07:46Smallthorne roundabouts busyMoorland Road / Ford Green Road busy but moving at A5272 High Lane (Smallthorne Roundabout). 07:38A50 eastboundQueuing traffic on A50 Eastbound at B5030 Ashbourne Road (McDonalds roundabout).07:37Firefighters issue warning after two stolen cars torched in one night (Image: Getty Images)Firefighters have urged motorists to make sure their cars are locked after two stolen cars were torched within hours of each other last night.The first car was stolen from Stoke-on-Trent before being dumped on fire just off Bycars Road in Burslem – two fire crews attended the incident and made sure it was safe. Full story.last_img read more

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