Kings Park Man Convicted in Son’s Death

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A Suffolk County jury convicted a 32-year-old Kings Park man Friday of manslaughter in the beating death of his 43-day-old son nearly four years ago. Christopher Foster was acquitted of the most serious charge of second-degree murder. Foster faces up to 25 years in state prison when he is sentenced Sept. 8, prosecutors said. Foster’s conviction stems from his son’s death on Oct.11, 2011. Prosecutors said an autopsy revealed that the infant, Jonathan Hertzler, suffered a fractured skull, four broken ribs and bruises to his face. The Suffolk County Medical Examiner testified during trial that there was evidence the boy suffered bruises inflicted before the night of his death, prosecutors said. The fatal injuries were the result of multiple blows, according to the medical examiner’s testimony. The infant’s mother testified that Jonathan was a “source of constant aggravation” and that Foster often became angry when the infant cried, according to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office. Prosecutors told the jury that Foster was the last person to hold his son and that the father called his boss to report that Jonathan wasn’t breathing instead of 911. Foster was also found guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.last_img read more

Creative ways you can energize your staff and yourself

first_imgI don’t know about you, but even after a good night’s sleep, by around 3pm, I feel sluggish. In today’s world, the average employee has so many balls in the air, it’s inevitable leaders are faced with an exhausted workforce. To get yourself and your staff up and moving, try these creative ways to spark that creative energy and enthusiasm.First, check inSchedule a team sit down to evaluate where everyone’s energy stands. Ask your team, “Are there certain times of day where you feel more productive?” Establish when the majority feels run-down and ask for feedback on ways everyone can band together to fight off low energy levels. Calibrating what a typical day is like for most will help everyone better plan on how to move forward and get moving.Celebrate the small thingsDon’t let too much time go by between workplace outings and small celebrations. Breaking up the monotony of office life is a surefire way to energize your team and raise employee morale. These don’t have to be expensive affairs that will set the company back. Even simple things like an office picnic or group stroll around town can be refreshing and rewarding.Be randomSure, we thrive on structure. But, going through the day-to-day avoiding any change can sure be a drag. You can still conduct necessary business while still changing things up. Instead of holding your daily (or weekly) team meeting in the conference room, invite your team outdoors or to the local coffee shop. Small changes that still allow the work to be completed will shake things up and demonstrate your desire to keep things creative and new. 32SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Eddie Jones: England coach says Ireland is their most important game of the year | Rugby Union News

first_imgEngland head coach Eddie Jones says Ireland will come to Twickenham with plenty of swagger after beating Wales Eddie Jones has described England’s Autumn Nations Cup game against Ireland as their most important game of the year.Both teams recorded big wins in their opening fixtures, Ireland beating Wales 32-9 in Dublin on Friday night before England whitewashed Georgia 40-0 at Twickenham.“We realise the Ireland game is going to be the most important game of the year,” said Jones, whose side have been comprehensive winners in their last three matches against Ireland, including a 24-12 victory at Twickenham during this year’s Six Nations.“We’ll go away and have a good preparation. Ireland will be cock‑a‑hoop after their big win against Wales so they’ll come with plenty of confidence and swagger.” – Advertisement – – Advertisement – England beat Georgia 40-0 in Autumn Nations Cup opener to register fifth successive win; Eddie Jones’ side face Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday; Jones: “Ireland will be cock‑a‑hoop after their big win against Wales so they’ll come with plenty of confidence and swagger” Last Updated: 15/11/20 11:28am England head coach Eddie Jones says Ireland will come to Twickenham with plenty of swagger after beating Wales 0:43 Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton will have a scan to discover the extent of his injury suffered against Wales, but is hopeful he will be fit to face England “We know already that that won’t be good enough at Twickenham but we’ve got to be realistic, we took a step forward,” said Murray.“There’s a good feeling in the dressing room, especially that we left a little bit out there and we can make that extra improvement that we will need to do to play at Twickenham and to get a result.“We know we’ve great potential in this team and I think everyone is searching to reach that, which is exciting.”center_img Jamie George bagged three tries against Georgia Jamie George bagged three tries against Georgia

Danish Cup final interrupted as fans refuse to keep distance

first_imgThe Danish Cup final was interrupted for almost a quarter of an hour because fans refused to comply with the social distancing rules inside the stadium, police said. The two finalists, Aalborg (AaB) and SonderjyskE, were each allocated 750 tickets for the match in Esbjerg on Wednesday evening.During the first half, “the referee had to suspend the match for up to 15 minutes, when the AaB fans refused to stay in the designated seats and huddled together in violation of the Covid rules,” Sydjylland police said on Twitter. Pictures show members of the Aalborg staff unsuccessfully encouraging their supporters to return to their designated seats. Between 40 and 50 of the fans were expelled from the ground and put on a bus and sent back to Aalborg with a police escort.The match resumed after 14 minutes and ended in a 2-0 victory for SonderjyskE, who won the competition for the first time.The police also tweeted that they arrested some fans for letting off flares.The increased crowd for the match represented a loosening of Denmark’s earlier coronavirus rules limiting attendance at a football match to 500 with a minimum distance between them of two metres.On Tuesday, the Danish government said it would allow 500 fans into each section of the stadium and that would have to keep one metre apart. In Copenhagen, up to 10,500 fans will be able into Parken, Denmark’s largest stadium which can hold 38,000, FC Copenhagen club communications manager Jes Mortensen told AFP on Tuesday. Topics :last_img read more

Danica’s Aarup-Andersen promoted to join parent Danske Bank’s board

first_imgJacob Aarup-Andersen, CFO at Denmark’s Danica Pension, is leaving the DKK327bn (€43.8bn) commercial pension provider, where he has spearheaded a major strategy overhaul in the last year and a half to take a top position at Danica parent company Danske Bank.Aarup-Andersen was named as the successor to Danske Bank’s current CFO Henrik Ramlau-Hansen on 1 April 2016, when the latter has said he wants to resign.As well as being the new CFO, Aarup-Andersen will also join the bank’s executive board.Thomas Borgen, Danske Bank’s chief executive, said: “Jacob Aarup-Andersen has shown he is well-versed in strategy and management and possesses the qualifications needed to take up the position as CFO at group level.” He said Danske Bank was in the process of making itself more customer-focused, simple and efficient, and that Aarup-Andersen would help with this.Aarup-Andersen joined Danica in May 2014, coming to the pensions subsidiary from the role of chief portfolio manager at Danske Capital, the asset management arm of Danske Bank.In the short time he has been at Danica Pension, he has overhauled the provider’s investment strategy, putting the focus sharply on taking on direct investments and reducing its holdings in bonds.He quickly set about hiring in the skills to build an in-house team capable to making such direct investments.Danica’s subsequent head-hunting activity has been a key factor in the wave of top job changes that has swept through the Danish pensions sector in the last 18 months.Aarup-Andersen will stay at Danica until the end of December 2015, and then act as deputy CFO for Ramlau-Hansen from 1 January until he takes over as CFO in April.No one at Danica was available to comment on how he would be replaced at the subsidiary, or the implications of the move.last_img read more

Dominican mother gives ‘gift of life’ to daughter

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Chris Rossi/The Gazette Marilyn Claudette Loblack (right) donated her kidney to her daughter, Sacha K. Webster (left), on Dec. 22.Now that the new year has begun, Marilyn Claudette Loblack and her daughter, Sacha K. Webster, both of Landover, plan to follow through with an unusual resolution.Both are recuperating in their apartment from a Dec. 22 kidney transplant at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore, where Loblack, 51, donated one of her kidneys to Brewster, 31, whose kidneys were failing because of diabetes and hypertension.When mother and daughter are fully recovered, they say they plan to help educate people about how to donate in hopes of shortening the wait for kidneys, which are donated by both living and deceased people.Success rates are better with living donors, and the wait for a deceased person’s kidney can be longer, anywhere from two to five years, according to the UMMC website.“I want to encourage people to get tested because you can help your loved ones,” said Loblack, who was found to be a good potential donor after a series of compatibility tests.“You can save someone’s life,” said Loblack, who said she didn’t think twice about donating one of her kidneys to save her daughter, whose kidneys started to fail after she was diagnosed with high blood pressure and Type II diabetes in 2010.Most people are born with two kidneys that remove toxins, waste products and excess water from the blood, producing urine in the process.Treatment of failing kidneys can include a transplant, which can lead to rejection or post-surgery infections; or dialysis, which uses a machine to filter blood, but Brewster said the treatments caused her fatigue, itching, fluid buildup and inability to sleep.“Dialysis wears you out,” said Brewster, who did it three times a week for more than three hours each day for over a year.Although mother’s and daughter’s blood types are different, their immune systems were a good match, lowering the risk she would reject the kidney from her mother, Brewster said.Brewster, who had been working at the front desk of a Marriott hotel in Washington, D.C., said she first realized she had kidney problems in 2010.“It’s hard to digest something like that when you’ve been a healthy person,” said Brewster, who learned everything they could before the operation with help from the National Kidney Foundation and UMMC.The transplant was performed by UMMC surgeon Rolf Barth, who was not immediately available for comment Tuesday.UMMC performs about 200 kidney transplants a year, some of which use the single incision laparoscopic surgery, or SILS, technique that was used in the Loblack-Brewster transplant, said hospital spokeswoman Meghan Scalea.The SILS method, involves removing the donated kidney through an incision in the naval, leaving a much smaller scar than operations using additional incisions in the abdomen.Scalea said eight people from Prince George’s County donated kidneys in 2009, and two from the county donated kidneys in 2010, all using the SILS method.Loblack said buying Christmas presents from stores this year took a backseat for her because she knew she was giving the “gift of life” to her daughter by donating one of her kidneys.A member of Evangel Assembly of God in Temple Hills, Brewster said members of the church visited her the morning of the operation.Senior Associate Pastor Diana McConaty of Brandywine also visited with her daughter, Crystal McConaty of Waldorf, two days after the transplant, on Christmas Eve.“It was such a transformation,” said Diana McConaty about Brewster. “Her whole countenance, her complexion — she was like a brand-new person.”“She was still in pain, but she was more talkative than I’ve seen her be in a year,” Diana McConaty said.During the Christmas Day service at the church, Diana McConaty tied in her message about the true meaning of Christmas with the gift Loblack had given her daughter, then asked the congregation to turn and wave at the camera that was taping the service.“It made me feel really good. I could see them waving,” said Brewster, who was able to watch the service as it was taking place on her computer.“God gave me a chance to have a second life,” Brewster said. “I have a much better perception of life and what it’s really worth.”“Nobody in my family will ever forget this Christmas,” she said.For more about UMMC’s transplant program, visit information is also available at (National Kidney Foundation in New York City, with a Maryland branch in Lutherville) and (United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, Va.)By: by Virginia Terhune, Staff LocalNews Dominican mother gives ‘gift of life’ to daughter by: – January 9, 2012 Tweetcenter_img Share Share 43 Views 4 commentslast_img read more

Ruby Spurlock

first_imgRuby Spurlock, 76, of Milan passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018 at Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. Ruby was born Tuesday, April 28, 1942 in Knott County, Kentucky the daughter of Curt and Alta (Sloan) Short. She married Floyd Spurlock June 15, 1957 and he preceded her in death October 23, 2016. She was a homemaker, enjoyed cooking, singing, her flowers and raising her children and grandchildren.Ruby is survived by sons Curtis (Angie) Spurlock and Alex (Lisa) Spurlock both of Osgood, daughters Mary Dall of Versailles, Genevia (Mike) Hoagland of Madison, Gracie (Rich) McIntosh of Osgood, brother Carnell Short of Milan, sisters Arlene Mundinger of Florida, Lorraine Ernst of Richmond, Coriene Hammond of Milan, Racine Robinson of Milan, Ida Jane Bischoff of Milan, Linda Gunter of Milan and Marletta Green of Lawrenceburg, 14 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Leado Jane Lewis, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.A service celebrating her life will be held 10 AM Thursday, December 13 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan. Burial will follow at Little Memory Cemetery. Family and friends may gather to honor and remember Ruby 5 – 7 PM Wednesday, December 12 also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Ruby to the American Cancer Society. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, P.O. Box 243, Milan, Indiana 47031 (812)654-2141. You may go to to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

$1,500 is top prize in IMCA features at KSP Showdown

first_imgKENNEDALE, Texas – All four IMCA main events pay $1,500 to win at Kennedale Speedway Park’s 10th annual Showdown special.Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds, IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods all chase $1,500 top checks at the Sept. 29-Oct. 1 show.The Modified winner will be added to the ballot for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Minimum start money is $300 for the Modifieds and Sprints and $250 for the Stock Cars and SportMods. Entry fee for all four divisions is $100.Gates open at 4 p.m. and registration and practice run from 6-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29. Pit passes are $15 and grandstand admission is free. On Friday, gates open at 4 p.m. and qualifying starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids ages 6-11 and free for five and under.Gates open at 4 p.m. Saturday and racing is at 6 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military, $5 for kids 6-11 and free for five and under.Pit passes are $35 Friday and Saturday.Cars running Saturday only will start behind drivers who competed on Friday.More information is also available by calling promoter Tony Dycus at 214 502-7406 or the track at 817 478-7223.last_img read more

Cardinals Battle Trojans On The Court

first_imgThe St Louis Cardinals 8th Grade Basketball team pushed their record to 15-1 on the season tonight by defeating the Sunman Dearborn Trojans by a score of 52-29. The Cardinals will be back in action next Thursday, December 27th, as they participate in the St. Louis/Batesville Cross-town Classic Basketball Invitational. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.last_img

James Elbert Pruett, 62

first_imgJames Elbert Pruett, passed away in Indianapolis on April 1, 2020 following a valiant fight against Covid-19. Born July 4, 1957 in Indianapolis to Cecil and Margaret (Kirby) Pruett, they precede him in death.Spending much of his early youth in Orleans, IN Jim moved to Greensburg where he assisted his father with the family business installing and repairing commercial refrigeration equipment before pursuing the practice of law.A 1975 graduate of Greensburg Community High School , a graduate of IUPUI, and DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, he was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 1986. Jim practiced in Indianapolis before returning to Greensburg in 1988.A life-long Democrat, Jim is remembered for his 2016 Congressional campaign, as well as serving on the Board of Aviation Commissioners, the Bar Association, The Red Cross, and Tree County Players.A big, jovial man, Jim is fondly remembered for his kind, deliberate style, his dry wit, and his compassion. He loved Community Theater, Indiana University sports, the Colts and Pacers. He loved science, history, aviation, but mostly Jim loved spending time with his family.Jim is survived by his wife of 42 years, Mary “Mimi” (Wadleigh), daughter, Cynthia M. (Nicholas) Armstrong of Greenwood IN, son James “Jay” Miller Pruett of Greensburg, a Grandson Lucas James Armstrong of Greenwood, brothers Michael C. (Patricia Klene) Pruett of Wentzville, MO and John W. (Laura Stier) Pruett of Highland IL, 15 nieces and nephews, and 27 great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one nephew.Memorial Contributions may be made to the Decatur County Democratic Party, to the City of Greensburg or the Decatur County Red Cross.Arrangements are being handled by Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home located at 302 N. Franklin St. Greensburg, IN.The family and everyone at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home thank you for your thoughts, prayers, and sympathy.last_img read more