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 www.umm.edu/transplant/kidney.More information is also available at www.kidney.org (National Kidney Foundation in New York City, with a Maryland branch in Lutherville) and www.unos.org (United Network for Organ Sharing in Richmond, Va.)By: by Virginia Terhune, Staff WriterGazette.net 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 www.lawscarrmoore.com 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

Dream11, GSW vs LAL: Squads, team news and predictions

first_img Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US The LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers head to the Staples Center to take on the mighty Golden State Warriors. The match starts in India on Tuesday, October 15 at 08:00 AM IST. Lakers’ Anthony Davis is set to miss the game, owing to a sprain in his right thumb and is set to not feature in any of the team’s upcoming pre-season games. The former New Orleans Pelicans star was traded to the Lakers in the 2019 NBA Draft.Also Read | India Gets Its First-ever Floating Basketball Court In MumbaiThe Lakers emerged victorious in their earlier pre-season meeting with the Warriors, with LeBron and Davis guiding the Lakers to a 123-101 win in China. The Lakers couldn’t have hoped for a better start from the towering power forward, as he donned the famous purple and gold colours for the first time. The six-time NBA All-Star dominated the pre-season match-up, scoring 23 points in the first quarter, before sitting out for the rest of the game. The acquisition of Davis is widely expected to make the Los Angeles Lakers, genuine title contenders this season. The Lakers will also be hoping that he links up well with LeBron to form an All-Star duo that few teams in the NBA can boast of.Also Read | NBA Decides To Complete Its Trip To China In Complete Silence COMMENT Last Updated: 14th October, 2019 14:19 IST Dream11, GSW Vs LAL: Squads, Team News And Predictions Dream11: LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers take on the Golden State Warriors at the Staples Center on Monday night. Anthony Davis misses out through injury. Davis set to miss rest of Lakers’ pre-season Davis emerged from the locker room after the game against the Brooklyn Nets in China with an ice pack taped to his hand. It is believed that the 26-year-old only has a Grade 1 sprain, while there is no ligament damage in his thumb. The Lakers are expected to know more, once they return to the United States and carry out some tests. Davis’ injury comes at an ominous time for the Lakers, with the Los Angeles side already having DeMarcus Cousins and Kyle Kuzma on the treatment table. Davis has missed a minimum of seven games in each of his seven seasons. This will mean that the LA Lakers will have to be patient with their Chicago-born star.Also Read | Media Events Cancelled In China For NBA Preseason GameDream11 predicted line-upGSW – Stephen Curry, Alec Burks, Alfonzo McKinnie, Draymond Green, Omari SpellmanLakers – D’Angelo Russell, Danny Green, LeBron James, Dwight Howard, JaVale McGeeAlso Read | NBA-China Rift Escalates: League Attempts To Play Balancing ActAlso Read | South Park Mocks China After NBA Apology For Hong Kong Support Tweet WATCH US LIVE First Published: 14th October, 2019 14:19 IST Colin DCunha LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Metro LA takes on New York City’s transit system and Mets Police on Twitter…and wins

first_imgMetro Los Angeles might be a smaller, lesser known transit system than NYC’s but it’s great at a more important thing: trash talk. Metro started a playful Twitter feud with New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority and the Mets Police and won.Are you reading this on a mobile device? Try using this link. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img