Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 28-year-old Mastic man drowned in a backyard pool at a Remsenberg home he was painting over the weekend.Southampton Town Police said that one of the other three house painters found the victim floating in the pool at the South Country Road home, pulled him from the water, called 911 and started CPR before first responders arrived at about 2:45 p.m. Saturday.Authorities said they are still investigation why the victim had entered the pool and lost consciousness.The victim was taken to Peconic Bay Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.His identity was not immediately released.
– Advertisement – A heath worker injects the ‘Gam-COVID-Vac’, also known as ‘Sputnik V’, Covid-19 vaccine, developed by the Gamaleya National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology and the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), into a patients arm during a post-registration phase trial at the City Clinic #46 in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020.Bloomberg | Bloomberg | Getty Images Russia said Wednesday its coronavirus vaccine is 92% effective at preventing people from getting Covid-19, based on interim trial results.The announcement by Russia’s sovereign wealth fund RDIF came two days after U.S. pharmaceutical giant Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech said their vaccine was more than 90% effective in phase three trials.RDIF said the early results from its late-stage phase three clinical trial of the vaccine, called “Sputnik V,” showed that its efficacy was “based on the 20 confirmed Covid-19 cases split between vaccinated individuals and those who received the placebo.”- Advertisement – Observation of study participants will continue for six months before a full report of the phase three clinical trials is presented, RDIF said, but it noted that the interim research data will be published by the Gamaleya Center team, which developed the vaccine, “in one of the leading international peer-reviewed medical journals” without indicating when this might be.Vaccine raceThe Pfizer/BioNTech analysis evaluated 94 confirmed Covid-19 infections among its trial’s 43,538 participants. The partners said the case split between vaccinated individuals and those who received a placebo indicated a vaccine efficacy rate of above 90% at seven days after the second dose.The latest announcement from Russia comes a day after Russia’s President Vladimir Putin announced that the country was developing a third vaccine. He also said Moscow was ready to cooperate with all other countries on vaccines but warned against the “politicization” of the process.Russia has itself been accused of engaging in a vaccine race as drugmakers around the world try to develop an effective protection against the virus that has caused over 1.2 million deaths worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University data. Russia has the fifth highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections, with around 1.8 million cases reported to date. “Currently 40,000 volunteers are taking part in double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase III of Sputnik V clinical trials, out of which over 20,000 have been vaccinated with the first dose of the vaccine and more than 16,000 with both the first and second doses of the vaccine,” a statement published on the dedicated Sputnik V website said Wednesday.In August, Russia became the first country to register and approve a coronavirus vaccine. The announcement prompted concerns from some members of the international scientific community about the speed of the approval — the vaccine had not yet started phase three trials at that point — and lack of available data supporting Russian claims for the vaccine’s efficacy and safety.Russia published some data from early stage clinical trials in September and has repeatedly insisted that its vaccine is safe and effective. On Wednesday, RDIF said that “were no unexpected adverse events during the trials. Monitoring of the participants is ongoing.”- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
Stuff co.nz 5 May 2015A Wellington school principal admits he’s physically wrestled out-of-control teenagers in the past and says he wouldn’t want new restraint and time-out guidelines to stop him from doing it again.The Ministry of Education is writing up guidelines for schools to help deal with students who need to be secluded when their aggression gets out of hand.The move comes on the back of an incident in December when a 13-year-old boy attending a special school was put in a time-out room and his parents complained.An investigation revealed the safe room was inadequate and was subsequently closed and stated if a safe room was going to be used the school must have written parent permission.“We decided that it would be timely to look more widely at whether more guidance was needed for schools and have accordingly set up an advisory group from across the sector to assist in its development,” ministry head of sector enablement Katrina Casey said.Naenae College principal John Russell said he’s stepped “beyond the law” a number of times and recalled one former student he regularly had to “hold down” until he’d calmed down.http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/68203079/schools-to-be-told-how-to-restrain-children
Manchester City produced one of their best displays of the season as they took a significant step towards reaching the last eight of the Champions League for the first time with a 3-1 victory at Dyanmo Kiev.The away team overcame a nervy start to put in a vibrant, all-action pressing display that saw them take a firm grip of this last-16 tie courtesy of first-half strikes from Sergio Aguero and David Silva and a last-minute effort from Yaya Toure.Vitaliy Buyalskiy pulled one back for a much-improved Kiev after the break but Toure’s sensational curling effort was the perfect way to get City’s season back on track after a run of three straight defeats.Manuel Pellegrini came in for much criticism for fielding a team of youngsters in the weekend FA Cup clash at Chelsea, but the Chilean will feel this result justifies his decision to prioritise a competition where his team have flattered to deceive for too long.City have seen their Premier League challenge falter and their bid for the quadruple go up in smoke since the announcement that Pep Guardiola will replace Pellegrini in the summer, but they look to have rediscovered their fight and drive at just the right time.The result puts them in control of the tie ahead of the return leg in Manchester on March 15 and is the perfect boost going into Sunday’s League Cup final with Liverpool. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Black Stars Captain, Andre Ayew, is confident Ghana will dominate the Squirrels of Benin Tuesday in Egypt and go on to bring home this year’s Afcon trophy.”I’m very confident because we are coming into the tournament with good preparations. I have confidence in my team and that doesn’t mean we are underrating any team. We will work hard and get results match after match,” he said Monday at a pre-match conference at the Ismailia Stadium.The match is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm at the Ismailia Stadium after African Champions Cameroon play Guinea Bissau earlier on Tuesday.OfficialsTunisian referee Youssef Essrayri will referee Ghana’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations opener against Benin on Tuesday.Essrayri officiated a Ghana match during the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, the 1-1 draw against Congo in Kumasi. The result effectively ended Ghana’s chances of qualifying for Russia.He will act as the centre referee for the game and he will be assisted by his compatriot Yamen Malloulchi who will be the Assistant Referee One.Egyptian Ahmed Hossameldin Taha Ibrahim will be Assistant Two and his countryman Amin Mohamed Omar has been named as the fourth official.Manuel Irenio Lopes Nascimento from Guinea Bissau as the Match Commissioner.General Coordinator for the match is Titus Haimbili Kunamuene from Namibia. The match is scheduled to kick off at 8 pm at the Ismailia Stadium after African Champions Cameroon play Guinea Bissau earlier on Tuesday.Kwesi AppiahBlack Stars Coach James Kwesi Appiah said at Monday’s presser at the Ismailia Stadium that he is confident about Ghana’s scoring ability ahead of their Africa Cup of Nations opening game against Benin on Tuesday.The Black Stars, who are set to face the Squirrels in Group F, have been criticised for their lack of firepower upfront, having failed to find the back of the net in their two warm-up games. The Stars lost 1-0 to Namibia and settled for a 0-0 draw with South Africa during their pre-tournament “The scoreline in our two trial games are not that important. The most important thing is ‘what have you done afterwards?” Appiah said at the pre-match conference on Monday.”We have worked on that and hopefully we will see some goals. All the teams in our group are strong but the most important thing is preparing well to face them and that is what we have done.”Benin returns to the Afcon finals for the first time since 2010, and while Appiah is confident of a win, he will not underestimate them.”Modern football has changed and there is no way you can underrate any team,” Appiah added. “Every team is pushing but I believe in my players. I have full confidence in them and I know they will deliver.”