Trinidad and Tobago confirms first case of microcephaly linked to Zika

first_img 74 Views   no discussions NewsRegional Trinidad and Tobago confirms first case of microcephaly linked to Zika by: – November 1, 2016 PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad (CMC) – Trinidad and Tobago yesterday confirmed the first case of a baby born with microcephaly as a result of the mosquito-borne Zika virus.Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh told a news conference that the parents were informed of the diagnosis on Friday. The unidentified child was born in September.Microcephaly is a birth defect where a baby’s head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age.Deyalsingh said that the Ministry of Health, through the Caribbean Public Health Agency, has already enlisted the help of experts from Brazil and Canada to supplement the local pool of specialists since the number of microcephaly cases caused by Zika may increase in the coming months. Share Tweetcenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Sharelast_img read more

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Teofimo Lopez wins title, Conlan avenges Olympic defeat

first_img“You all know who I want to fight next. 2020 is going to be a big year,” Lopez said.Lomachenko is considered one of the best boxers in the world but Lopez appears to have the power to stand in with anyone.“The kid’s got dynamite in his hands,” promoter Lou DiBella said.Lomachenko said he wasn’t entirely impressed with Lopez, given that the fight only went a couple rounds, though acknowledged that the 22-year-old hits hard.“He has the power, of course, he has the power, and he’s a smart fighter, but it depends on the opponents,” Lomachenko said.Conlan (13-0, 7 KOs) wanted the match against Nikitin ever since storming out of Rio in a rage after the Russian was given the decision in a quarterfinal fight many observers thought Conlan won. He blasted the international boxing federation for being corrupt and extended his middle finger to the judges at ringside.He had also lost a close fight to Nikitin in 2013 but the judges saw this one as no contest, giving Conlan a lopsided decision by scores of 100-90, 99-91 and 98-92.“I needed to right this wrong,” Conlan said. “Full credit to Nikitin, who fought his heart out. There’s no bad blood. There was never was. Now, we can put this chapter of my career behind me.”The Irishman acknowledged that the bout may have been an unnecessary risk. His pro career is much further along than Nikitin’s, perhaps with a chance for a title fight in 2020, and a loss to an opponent with a much lighter resume could have knocked that off track.“It was a lot of pressure going into that fight, but it’s nice to get it done,” Conlan said. “I just needed to get that one back.”Ireland’s Michael Conlan, left, and Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin fight during the eighth round of a WBO intercontinental featherweight boxing match, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)The fight seemed closer than the scores indicated, with Nikitin (3-1) continuing to come forward even as Conlan kept trying to catch him with uppercuts. But Conlan was clearly the better fighter in the closing rounds, with Nikitin perhaps wearing down late in his first 10-round fight.Conlan had a big finish in the eighth round, raising his arms as he walked back to his corner after the bell. He wasn’t even finished when he raised them again with about 20 seconds left in the fight. Ireland’s Michael Conlan, right, poses with Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin after a WBO intercontinental featherweight boxing match, Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, in New York. Conlan defeated Nikitin by unanimous decision. (AP Photo/Michael Owens)New York (AP) — Teofimo Lopez got his title and Michael Conlan got his revenge.Lopez won a lightweight belt with a second-round stoppage of Richard Commey, and Conlan beat Olympic rival Vladimir Nikitin on Saturday night on the undercard of Terence Crawford’s welterweight title defense against Egidijus Kavaliauskas at Madison Square Garden.Lopez (15-0, 12 KOs) was spectacular in his first title fight, wobbling Commey with a left hand early in the second round and then flooring him with a hard right hand. Commey (29-3) had trouble regaining his balance and fell forward, and once he did get up Lopez pounced on him in the corner and unloaded a barrage of punches until referee David Fields stepped in and stopped it at 1:13 of the round.The New York native who fought for his parents’ Honduras in the 2016 Olympics celebrated with his signature back flip before being joined in the ring by Vasiliy Lomachenko, the two-time Olympic gold medalist who Lopez could now meet next year to unify 135-pound titles.last_img read more

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Santi Mina and Luciano Vietto stopped Valencia rot

first_img Medié Jiménez (Catalunya). TA: Vietto (48′), Santi Mina (57′) y Gayà (71′) / Róber (12′), Bardhi (84′), Postigo (84′) y Luna (87′). In the 65th minute Coke had a goal unfairly ruled out for a foul when the referee adjudged Gaya to have been fouled – but it was his team-mate Gabriel who knocked him. Mestalla. 38.199 espectadores. MATCH FACTS LaLiga 3-1 IN SPORT.ES Levante Upd. at 23:42 1-0 M 16 Santi Mina. 1-1 M 18 Postigo. 2-1 M 65 Vietto. 3-1 M 89 Parejo (pen.). Goles Valencia saw off local rivals Levante on Sunday to stop a run of six defeats becoming seven, but the win was controversial. VAL Neto; Montoya, Vezo, Gabriel, Gayà; Carlos Soler (Maksimovic, 90′), Parejo, Kondogbia (Coquelin, 73′), Guedes; Santi Mina, Vietto (Zaza, 78′).center_img Árbitro Campo Valencia Alba López LEV Oier; Coke (Boateng, 87′), Postigo, Róber, Luna; Doukouré (Bardhi, 72′), Lukic (Roger, 72′), Campaña; Morales, Ivi; Pazzini. CET Santi Mina y Vietto cortan la hemorragia del Valencia Santi Mina scored in the 17th minute befor Sergio Postigo pulled Levante level in the 18th at Mestalla. 11/02/2018 Valencia broke away and Luciano Vietto struck to put the hosts ahead, before Dani Parejo scored a late penalty – also controversial, because Zaza won it despite appearing to foul his marker Rober, rather than the other way around.last_img read more

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