‘Really scared’ says Kilian, Bundesliga’s first coronavirus case

first_img“It started on March 10 with a little bit of irritation in the throat. The day after I had a headache but I kept training” he told newspaper Westfalen-Blatt”On March 12 I had the first of my hot flushes and a day later they were really strong. Fever and strong shivers. It was then I started being really scared for the first time.”It took four days for the fever to drop, and after that I felt better every day,” he added.Defender Kilian, who joined the league’s bottom club from home town side Borussia Dortmund at the start of the season, was able to return home to his family to be taken care of by his mother, a nurse. “If I had stayed alone in Paderborn I would have gone to hospital,””I can now talk from experience. I’m a sportsman and in form, but I had to fight a lot against the virus. For the people who already have health issues, it could put their life in danger.”As of late Sunday, 55 people in Germany have died of the disease with 18,610 recorded cases and Chancellor Angela Merkel was in quarantine after meeting a doctor who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Earlier in the day Merkel announced a ban on public gatherings of more than two people and further infection control measures.Topics : The first Bundesliga player to test positive for coronavirus said on Monday he had been “really scared” as he suffered from the illness.Paderborn’s Luca Kilian, 20, was the first case of COVID-19 in the German top-flight which has been postponed until at least April 2 due to the pandemic.The Germany Under-21 international had missed seven matches since suffering a muscle injury in late-January but his club’s last match was the March 6 loss to Cologne.last_img read more

Relax amid riverside elegance

first_img5 Glencoe Crt, AnnandaleIt has 232sq m of under-roof space with an innovative floor plan such as a fully self-contained fifth bedroom, louvred study and huge kitchen that overlooks the deck and pool area. Julie Mahoney from Ray White said the home was a contemporary option for the discerning buyer.“It’s a quality home in a stunning location which is equally matched with a quality product,” she said. More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 20205 Glencoe Crt, Annandale“Nothing has been overlooked in terms of the quality of the build and it’s very versatile for small families or extended families.”The house was extensively renovated and an extension added in 2016.The new custom-built kitchen has stone bench tops, an island bench and high-end appliances.All the bathrooms have stone vanity bench tops, floor-to-ceiling tiling and walk-in showers.There is also a self-contained guest suite with its own private entry as well as internal entry into the main house which would be ideal for visiting friends or family.The gardens are irrigated while there is solar hot water, CrimSafe screening and workshop with its own water, power and adjacent toilet. 5 Glencoe Crt, AnnandaleNESTLED next to the Ross River lies this quality Annandale home.The home at 5 Glencoe Court has five bedrooms, three bathrooms and four car spaces on an 802sq m block bordering the river.center_img 5 Glencoe Crt, AnnandaleOwners Paula and Stephen Miller said the neighbourhood was quiet and friendly with a nice mix of families.“We all get together for a barbecue every six months or so under the big trees on the riverfront,” they said. “Some have lived here for 20 years, others like us are relatively new and we were warmly welcomed. “People look out for their neighbours, are considerate, have a chat, but are not intrusive. “Everyone waves, children in the street are polite and friendly.”last_img read more

Aker Solutions CFO to leave

first_imgHe previously held various positions within finance, strategy and operations in the Norwegian industrial groups Elkem and Norske Skog. Grimsrud will leave the company 1 September 2020 to pursue other opportunities, Aker Solutions said Tuesday. Aker Solutions appointed Grimsrud as chief financial officer in August 2019. He replaced Svein Oskar Stoknes, who is took over as CFO of Aker ASA. Grimsrud joined Aker Solutions in 2012 as vice president, Finance for the subsea business. center_img He has held several senior management positions in the company since, including senior vice president, Group treasury, controlling and mergers & acquisitions. Norwegian engineering company Aker Solutions has said that Ole Martin Grimsrud will resign as its chief financial officer (CFO). Aker Solutions has initiated the process of finding his successor and Grimsrud will continue in his current role during his notice period, or until a successor is in place.last_img read more

Debate over controversial gay marriage bill rages

first_imgONE News 29 Aug 2012Debate over a controversial same sex-marriage bill is raging, prior to the first reading of Labour MP Louisa Wall’s private members bill at parliment today.This morning, Wall debated her bill, which proposes that all New Zealanders be able to marry regardless of their sexual orientation, with National Director of Family First Bob McCoskrie on TV ONE’s Breakfast.Wall said not allowing same-sex couples to marry is a form of discrimination.“This is about the privilege of marriage… for members of our community I think that the question is should the state be discriminating against New Zealand citizens?”“Only the state can give out marriage licences…and essentially my bill will say that the state shouldn’t be able to discriminate,” commented Wall.Wall also said that her bill would not impact the Church’s principles on marriage.“[The bill] will preserve the rights of our churches to discriminate, because under the Bill of Rights we have freedom of religion.”“My bill isn’t going to affect how our churches define marriage; it won’t oblige a minister to marry a same sex couple,” said Wall.However, McCroskrie said that marriage as an institution has always been discriminatory because “nature is discriminating”. “Equality is not sameness, and I think we have to understand that marriage is reflecting the relationship between a man and woman, because only a man and a woman can produce a child…so nature itself is discriminating,” he said. “Same sex couples have recognition as it stands, and we don’t need to attack marriage to achieve that.“We are simply saying that marriage does not need to be re-defined.”“Once you change the definition of marriage once, what stops you changing it again. If you take away the regulation of gender, why not take the regulation of number. When will the amendment be introduced to allow polygamy?”http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/debate-over-controversial-gay-marriage-bill-rages-5051085last_img read more

NZ third worst among wealthy countries for mums’ paid parental leave

first_imgStuff co.nz 17 June 2019Family First Comment: Currently, working mums, or other primary carers, can take 22 weeks of paid leave. From July 2020, that will be extended to 26 weeks. Even after the increase, Kiwi working mums will still be worse off than their peers in most OECD countries, according to the Unicef report. Fathers get one or two weeks of parental leave – but it’s unpaid.New Zealand has been ranked third-worst among wealthy nations for the amount of paid parental leave available to working mothers.The finding comes from a report by Unicef, which compared the minimum legal entitlements for men and women and other “family friendly policies” of 41 high and middle income countries.In terms of mothers’ paid parental leave, only Australia and the US – where it’s at employers’ and insurers’ discretion – lagged behind New Zealand. For dads, New Zealand tied with eight other countries for last place.Estonia had the most generous paid parental leave scheme for women, the report said. Mums could take 18 months off at their full salary.Kiwi mums and family advocates spoken to by Stuff said they hoped the report’s findings would be “a wake up call” to the Government and businesses and lead to paid parental leave being increased.The report used figures from 2016, when primary carers (most often women) got 18 weeks of paid parental leave in New Zealand.Because weekly payments were capped at $538.55 before tax – about half the average weekly income – the report equated the 18 weeks to just eight weeks at the “full rate equivalent”.Currently, working mums, or other primary carers, can take 22 weeks of paid leave. From July 2020, that will be extended to 26 weeks.Even after the increase, Kiwi working mums will still be worse off than their peers in most OECD countries, according to the Unicef report.Men (or partners of other genders of the primary caregiver) get one or two weeks of parental leave – but it’s unpaid.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/parenting/113520395/nz-third-worst-among-wealthy-countries-for-mums-paid-parental-leavelast_img read more

Kelly Anne Pierson Hall

first_imgKelly Anne Pierson Hall, 53, of Sunman died on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at her residence.Kelly was born in Cincinnati to Charles and Charmaine Kelly Pierson on May 18, 1966. She was of the protestant faith and a member of the New Alsace Conservation Club. Kelly always loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and animals.  She especially loved  her pet chickens and her pet duck. Kelly is survived by a daughter: Jesse Amanda Pierson Salyers; her mother, Charmaine Pierson of Sunman; her father, Charles Pierson; and a sister: Kim Tomberlin (husband Drew) of Georgia.Cremation has been chosen and  no services are planned. Memorial contributions may be made to P.A.W.S. Dearborn County Humane Center , 200 Charles A. Liddle Drive Lawrenceburg, IN 47025. Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve Kelly’s family and assist the family with the arrangements. For more information or to send memories or condolences, go to www.cookrosenberger.com.last_img read more

Male German Shepherd-Lost

first_imgMale German Shepherd-Lost.  January 21st around 6 am on Hickory Road-Batesville. He is friendly but may be skeptical of people. He is wearing a blue-collar and a red shock collar.Please call if you spot him or know where he is at. 513-378-2667last_img

Usman retains title on ‘Fight Island’

first_img(BBC) – Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman retained his title with a unanimous decision victory over Jorge Masvidal at UFC 251 which was held on ‘Fight Island’ in Abu Dhabi.The emirate’s Yas Island has been transformed into a closed-off fight zone able to stage four UFC events in July after UFC President Dana White secured it.Masvidal was drafted in at six days notice to face Nigerian Usman and the American could not find an answer to Usman’s powerful wrestling game.The 33-year-old successfully defended his belt with a gritty display to earn scores of 50-45, 50-45, 49-46 from the three judges after five gruelling rounds in an “octagon in the sand” without spectators.Authorities set up a safety zone including an arena, hotel, training facilities and a restaurant which will only be open to fighters, coaches, UFC staff and other event personnel.There are more than 2,500 UFC personnel and Yas Island employees staying within the zone, with all local staff having been in quarantine for 14 days.Usman should have been fighting Gilbert Burns in the first main event of the four-event run but the Brazilian tested positive for coronavirus so Masvidal stepped in.The 35-year-old American found a home for his strikes early on as he started the faster of the pair. He had a clear speed and accuracy advantage in the striking department and he stung the champion with multiple shots during the opening exchanges, while nullifying Usman’s early takedown attempts.But Usman exerted constant pressure on the challenger as he denied Masvidal the time and space to throw his strikes. Usman looked to use his clinch work to wear on Masvidal, with much of the second round spent against the cage in a lengthy and gruelling exchange. The legacy of the round was a nasty cut above Masvidal’s right eye, courtesy of an accidental clash of heads.A huge slam takedown from Usman was the biggest moment of the third round as the champion continued to smother Masvidal’s striking.That pattern repeated through the final two rounds as Usman shut down Masvidal, who had earned his shot at the title with a trio of stoppage victories over Darren Till, Ben Askren and Nate Diaz in 2019.Usman’s victory improved his record to 17-1 and extended his winning streak to 12 fights in the UFC.“Jorge is a tough guy and I give him credit for that,” said Usman.“They call him ‘Gamebred’ for a reason – he’s always game to fight. I’m just a level better. I have more tools in the toolbox.”last_img read more

World Cup Qualifier: Falconets Storm Camp for Burkinabes

first_imgAt the weekend, the Nigeria Football Federation approved the appointment of Coach Moses Adukwu as 1st Assistant Coach, with Bilikisu Tijani as 2nd Assistant and Audu Yahaya as Goalkeepers’ Trainer of the Falconets.Adukwu, who will hold forth as head of the technical crew pending the appointment of a Head Coach, has called up 40 players to begin preparations for the clash with the fellow West Africans, who edged out Gambia 3-2 on aggregate in the first round of the campaign.There are six goalkeepers, 10 defenders, 10 midfielders and 14 strikers on the roster.Goalkeepers: Rita Akarekor (Bayelsa Queens); Christiana Obia (Osun Babes); Chiamaka Nnadozie (Paris FC, France); Omini Oyono (Confluence Queens); Christy Obis (Osun Babes); Nelly Ekeh (Bayelsa Queens)Defenders: Omowunmi Oshobukola (Sunshine Queens); Chdinma Okeke (Madrid CFF, Spain); Esther Momoh (Confuence Queens); Ifeoma Ikenokwalu (Rivers Angels); Sarah Oloduba (Osun Babes); Margaret Etim (Rivers Angels); Akudo Ogbonna (Sunshine Queens); Ifeoma Paulinus (Rivers Angels); Rebecca Ajimuda (Edo Queens); Tosin Dameline (Sunshine Queens)Midfielders: Mary Saiki (Nasarawa Amazons); Basirat Amoo (Confluence Queens); Folasade Ijamilusi (FC Robo); Adebisi Saheed (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Onyenezide (FC Robo); Rose Ekong (Sunshine Queens); Mary Adeyemi (Osun Babes); Suliat Abideen (Sunshine Queens); Celine Ottah (Bayelsa Queens); Patricia Innocent (Sunshine Queens)Forwards: Dooshima Tarnum (Nasarawa Amazons); Grace Igboamalu (Nasarawa Amazons); Precious Christopher; Rafiat Sule; Gift Monday (FC Robo); Mary Anjor (Bayelsa Queens); Esther Adeboye; Blessing Okpe (Rivers Angels); Augusta Nwamaka (Confluence Queens); Marian Ezenagu (Rivers Angels); Mary Alfred (Confluence Queens); Precious Vincent (Sunshine Queens); Joy Omewa (Confluence Queens); Joy Jerry (Bayelsa Queens)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria’s U20 girls, Falconets will set up camp in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja as from today ahead of their 2020 FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup qualifying fixture against their counterparts from Burkina Faso this month.The first leg of the second round qualifying fixture will take place at the August 4 Stadium in Ouagadougou on Saturday, 21st March, with the return leg a week later at the Agege Stadium, Lagos.Two –time World Cup runners-up Nigeria have participated at every edition of the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup since it was launched as an U19 tournament in Canada 18 years ago. This year’s finals will be co-hosted by Costa Rica and Panama.last_img read more

Syracuse practice closed to media through Penn State game

first_imgAfter disallowing the media from watching practice until Syracuse’s season opener against Penn State on Aug. 31, head coach Scott Shafer moved the Orange inside the Carrier Dome for additional privacy at practice on Wednesday.The Orange banned media earlier Wednesday afternoon as assistant athletics director for communications for football Sue Edson said the team doesn’t want reported injuries to influence betting lines.She added that Syracuse had to self-report an NCAA violation regarding recruiting contact and the media earlier in training camp, and the team didn’t want that to happen again.“For the most part it’s more than just one or two things,” Shafer said at a press conference. “Just one of those calls you have to make.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textPrior to the announcement, practice was supposed to be available to the media Saturday, Aug. 24, Tuesday, Aug. 27 and Wednesday, Aug. 28.Shafer said practice went smoothly in the Dome. The team ran a mock game, playing with personnel changes and making up injuries to simulate live-game situations.With Syracuse’s opening game against Penn State at MetLife Stadium 10 days away, it was time to start preparing for the Nittany Lions.“The more we practice in there,” linebacker Cameron Lynch said, “the more of an advantage we’ll have against our opponent.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more