Rocky Point Man Commits Suicide in Police Custody

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Rocky Point man arrested for driving while impaired by drugs committed suicide Wednesday while in police custody, Suffolk County police said.Homicide detectives have launched an investigation into the man’s death after he was found hanging in a holding cell around 7 p.m. Wednesday, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.The 27-year-old man, who police didn’t identify, was initially arrested for driving while ability impaired by drugs, resisting arrest and obstruction of governmental administration just before noon on Wednesday.He was transported to the Seventh Precinct to be held overnight for arraignment, police said.last_img

Russia aims to produce ‘millions’ of virus doses by 2021

first_imgRussia said Monday it aims to launch mass production of a coronavirus vaccine next month and turn out “several million” doses per month by next year.The country is pushing ahead with several vaccine prototypes and one prepared at the Gamaleya institute in Moscow has reached advanced stages of development.”We are very much counting on starting mass production in September,” industry minister Denis Manturov said in an interview published by TASS news agency. Gamaleya’s vaccine employs the adenovirus, a similar technology to the coronavirus vaccine prototype developed by China’s CanSino, currently in the advanced stage of clinical trials.The Gamaleya institute came under fire after researchers and directors injected themselves with the prototype months ago, with specialists criticizing the move as an unorthodox and rushed way of starting human trials. Scientists have told AFP that Russia will struggle to adapt the vaccine to mass production because the country lacks raw materials, adequate facilities and experience, particularly with advanced technology like viral vector.Some Russian officials have boasted that the country will be the first to come up with the vaccine, even comparing it to the space race to produce the first satellite in the Soviet era.Moscow has dismissed allegations from the UK, the United States and Canada that a hacking group linked to Russian intelligence services tried to steal information about a coronavirus vaccine from labs in the West.Russia’s coronavirus caseload is currently fourth in the world after the United States, Brazil and India. “We will be able to ensure production volumes of several hundred thousand a month, with an eventual increase to several million by the start of next year,” he said, adding that one developer is preparing production technology at three locations in central Russia.Health Minister Mikhail Murashko on Saturday said the Gamaleya vaccine had “completed clinical trials” and that documents were being prepared to register it with the state.Another vaccine, developed by Siberia-based Vektor lab, is currently undergoing clinical trials and two more will begin human testing within the next two months, Murashko said.Gamaleya’s vaccine is a so-called viral vector vaccine, meaning it employs another virus to carry the DNA encoding of the needed immune response into cells.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Clippers’ Sindarius Thornwell celebrates a daughter, mourns a father and chases his hoop dreams

first_imgHis lap bar down and secured, Sindarius Thornwell is on one heck of a roller coaster ride, determined to keep it moving.He’s getting after it at Clippers training camp, which tipped off Tuesday at the University of Hawaii exactly one week after Thornwell’s father, Gregory Wade, died in his sleep, the victim of a heart attack at age 46.Five days before he lost his dad, Thornwell’s daughter, Skyla-Love, was born.Thornwell arrived in Honolulu, where he’s competing for a job, thinking about them. “I’ve been up and down the last month or so, but it’s life,” Thornwell said by phone from Hawaii following the team’s first official practice. “Today was fun. It’s easy to come out and practice because that’s what my dad would have wanted; it was his dream to see me play (in the NBA) and have success in basketball. That’s my motivation – to keep making him proud, you know?”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Thornwell, 23, enters his second NBA season as one of 17 players fighting for 15 spots on the Clippers’ roster. He’s among the team’s nine listed guards, though Coach Doc Rivers seems open-minded about it, having indicated that the 6-foot-5 Thornwell, “whatever he is,” could also be useful as a small forward.In 15.8 minutes per game last season, Thornwell averaged 3.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.9 assists. He also collected nine “Did Not Plays,” including seven in nine games in February. The appearances he made on the floor in that span lasted 32 and 33 seconds, respectively.At media day, he spoke openly about how much that stung, what a reality check it proved to be, and how it led to important professional development.“When I was getting those DNPs … I knew I was in a hole and Doc wasn’t calling on me, so I came in every day and treated my workouts like games,” Thornwell said. “My worst experience ever was in Phoenix, we were up 30 the whole game and I didn’t get in the game until like the last 10 seconds. I never wanted to feel like that (again), so I took everything more seriously, I came in and started to act like a pro. And it translated when I got my shot again, and I finished the year pretty strong.” For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters After playing in only three games the previous month, Thornwell played every game in March, starting seven of them.Ups and downs, you know?Thornwell also lost his uncle, Dajuan Thornwell, with whom he was especially close, just before the 2015 basketball season, on Sept. 17 – three years and a day before Wade’s death last week.Sindarius Thornwell was a junior at South Carolina then, and he went on to make the SEC All-Defensive Team that season, foreshadowing for the following year when he threw college hoops for a loop, leading the seventh-seeded Gamecocks to a second-round upset of second-seeded Duke and then all the way to the Final Four.For his efforts, Thornwell became South Carolina’s first player in 11 years to be drafted into the NBA, selected 48th by the Milwaukee Bucks and traded to the Clippers for cash considerations.Last week, Thornwell posted footage from the celebration that followed his selection on social media. Wade is at the center of it, glowing, telling people how proud he is.“He was the light in the room,” Thornwell said of his dad, who loved motorcycles and the Dallas Cowboys. “He was the guy who came in and made everybody laugh. If you were in a bad mood, he’d bring a smile to your face – that’s what you saw on Instagram in the video.”Thornwell said he’s doing all right, and that his family is doing OK, too.“We have each other’s back and we’re holding each other up,” Thornwell said. “We can’t bring him back, so we’re just taking it one day at a time.”On the court, Thornwell said that means getting to work, having fun “just coming in and trying to mix it up a little and stay active.”“It’s like nothing matters when you’re on the court but basketball,” he added. “Whatever problems or whatever’s happening, when you’re able to step onto the court, you’re able to separate from it, you know?”Related Articles What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates last_img read more

Mourinho refuses to put boot in on Benitez after Real Madrid’s El Clasico humiliation

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho insists he takes no pleasure in seeing Rafael Benitez struggle at Real Madrid.The pair have a famously fractious relationship and have regularly exchanged barbs over the years.Benitez has succeeded Mourinho at three different clubs and his wife recently joked that her husband tidies up the Portuguese’s messes.That prompted Mourinho to make a jibe about the Spaniard’s weight as relations between them hit a new low.But the Chelsea boss refused to put the boot in on Benitez when asked on Monday what he made of Real’s humiliating defeat to Barcelona, which has left his old rival on the brink.“I don’t enjoy other people losing matches. I enjoy my club winning matches,” Mourinho said.“I don’t smile with defeats from other teams, I smile with my victories.“That’s why I don’t smile a lot in the last four, five months.“In this moment I see so many people speaking especially about the clubs in trouble, it’s amazing the lack of respect.“If I speak about Real Madrid, I speak when they are winning, not when they are losing. From me, words about the Clasico. Nothing.”last_img read more