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Spain’s female football referees on frontline of coronavirus fight

first_imgSpain now has the second most deaths of any country in the world, behind only Italy, with more than 4,000 lives taken by the pandemic, according to the latest figures on Thursday. Football has stepped forward, as coaches, players and fans have raised millions to boost the effort while clubs have offered up their first-class facilities in a bid to ease the strain.Yet Fernandez is among the few from the sport to take her place on the fight’s frontline.”I’m not Superwoman or anything like that,” Fernandez says. “I’m just doing my bit, like everyone else.”Spain is now 11 days into official lockdown, with another two weeks at least to come, after the state of alarm was extended earlier this week.With people concerned, frightened and frustrated, Fernandez says her encounters in hospital can turn ugly, something she admits she is accustomed to from her work on the football field. “Maybe in football, we talk about it more,” she says. “But as a nurse, I have to take a lot of abuse as well from people who maybe don’t want to queue or who want to be examined first because they think their situation is more serious than the person next to them.”Yet Spain has shown solidarity too since the population went into collective confinement. Every night at 8pm, residents all over the country step out onto their balconies and applaud to salute the work of those in the health industry, like Fernandez.”All that applause every night, it’s incredible,” she says. “I’ve been working in the same medical center for two years and to be honest, no one has ever said thank you until now. It’s really heart-warming to see our work is being recognized.” Topics : ‘I’m not Superwoman’  “When someone arrives with a cough and a fever, my job is to analyze their symptoms, while wearing full protective equipment,” she told AFP.”The risk of us transmitting the disease is high because we are constantly living next to it. That’s a very stressful experience because you’re always fighting against something you can’t see. You’re always playing at a disadvantage.”center_img Sport ‘an escape’ Spanish football has been suspended until further notice and she misses not only the game but the distraction from a job that is now all-encompassing. “Playing sports is usually my escape. At work, we live with the coronavirus, we rub shoulders with it. I come home, I turn on the TV and now we only talk about that,” she said. “The only thing to really disconnect is sport. It helps me forget everything.” Fernandez is not the only one, with Judit Romano, an assistant referee in Segunda, the second tier of men’s football, now working as an anesthesiologist in the resuscitation department of Oviedo’s Central University Hospital of Asturias.  Elena Pelaez, a referee in La Liga Iberdrola, is working as a midwife at the Rio Carrion Hospital in Palencia.But despite their strenuous timetables, Fernandez said the Spanish Football Federation are keen to ensure they all stay as sharp as possible.  “They send us videos and tests with decisions to make,” she said. “We also have physical exams to pass, with suggestions according to the equipment we have at home, like if we don’t have elastic bands or exercise bikes. We adapt.”And she is looking forward to blowing the whistle to start her first game back. “When I think about football in the little free time I have left, I miss it,” she said. “I miss matches, I miss the competition and of course most of all, refereeing. I miss all of it.” “I’m just doing my bit,” says Iragartze Fernandez, the part-time referee turned full-time nurse who has swapped the whistle for a face-mask in the hope of helping Spain combat the deadly coronavirus.The 26-year-old, who officiates matches in La Liga Iberdrola, the top tier of the women’s game, and Segunda B, the third tier of the men’s, has been practicing as a nurse for five years at the Rekalde Health Centre in Bilbao.But as the relentless spread of the virus has stretched Spain’s hospitals to breaking point, Iragartze Fernandez has made her medical role full-time to help manage the rush of patients.last_img read more

Huge crowd attend Ray White Surfers Paradise’s mega auction day

first_imgRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said The Event had shown strong buyer interest in luxury apartments and waterfront properties. Picture Glenn HampsonAmong the bargains was a one-bedroom apartment at 15/3355 Surfers Paradise Blvd, Surfer Paradise, for $218,000.Yesterday’s auction card is a record, with listings up about 20 properties on last year’s event figures. Auctioneer Haesley Cush in action. Picture Glenn HampsonRWSP CEO Andrew Bell said The Event had shown strong buyer interest in luxury apartments and waterfront properties.“Some of the prices achieved today for absolute beachfront apartments is good news for the luxury apartment market which firmly supports the prices of new projects,” Mr Bell said.“We’ve seen a large number of interstate buyers stepping back into the Gold Coast market today, with many of them planning to move to the Gold Coast sometime in the future.“These buyers are essentially locking in today’s prices and getting their foot in the door as the Gold Coast market continues to improve.” The Admiralty Drive home which sold for $3.5 million.A Surfers Paradise mansion has dominated a mega auction day on the Gold Coast where at least $27.6 million in residential property changed hands.The waterfront residence at 76 Admiralty Drive sold for $3.5 million at the country’s biggest in-rooms property auction, Ray White Surfers Paradise Group’s (RWSP) The Event.There was a notable increase in southern interest across the market with interstate buyers returning to the Gold Coast.Final sales figures were still being tallied late Sunday, with preliminary estimates showing a clearance rate of more than 51 per cent. 76 Admiralty Drive Paradise Waters sold for $3.5 million.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North12 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThere were a string of million-dollar sales including a penthouse in the boutique Paloma building at 11/93 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach — which sold for $1.6 million.Two Main Beach apartments also sold under the hammer with results of $1.3 million and $1.1 million.In land listings, a prime 835sq m waterfront block with 23m of river frontage sold for $2.85 million.Described as one of the best positions in Paradise Waters, 115 Commodore Drive includes a large pontoon and single jetski dock.center_img A huge crowd of more than 2000 people turned out for The Event. Picture Glenn HampsonMr Bell said he couldn’t be happier with how the day panned out.“Many of the sales were well over reserve and among those properties we are currently negotiating we’re confident of further sales over coming days,” he said.This year’s auction program offered a range of properties, from one-bedroom apartments to luxury rural mansions and up-market beachfront homes. There was a notable increase in southern interest across the market with interstate buyers returning to the Gold Coast. Picture Glenn HampsonIn total, The Event had 135 listings, with about 20 properties sold before auction and a couple withdrawn. In the latest available figures, 43 properties had sold under the hammer from 84 lots. Final sales figures and clearance rates were not expected until later in the week.There were 333 registered bidders, with sales evenly split between local and interstate buyers.A local buyer snapped up the Admiralty Drive property, which featured on the cover of the Gold Coast Bulletin’s real estate magazine on the weekend.Set on a 792sq m block, the house has Versace-esque drapes, chandeliers and gold finishes.last_img read more

These are the homes which caught the most attention from potential buyers

first_img153 O’Brien Rd, Pullenvale.It was moved from its original location in Ascot and restored on its new property.The house retains many of its original features including a wide wraparound veranda, high ceilings, VJs and timber framed windows.It is listed through Paris Arthur of Place – Graceville. 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton. Picture: realestate.com.auThere are remote control cathedral ceiling louvres and a Vacuum Maid.The home is listed through Jarrod Tyler and Dan Tewson of Coronis – Bracken RidgeThe second most popular listing on realestate.com.au was a house at 32 Roseby Ave, Clayfield which is listed for an upcoming auction.The renovated Queenslander has formal living and dining rooms which feature French doors, a chandelier, ornate ceilings and picture rails. There are VJ walls and polished timber floorboards.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach Northless than 1 hour agoNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by 32 Roseby Ave, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.auOutside is a deck with a built in barbecue and a wet bar.It is listed through Max Hadgelias and George Hadgelias of Ray White – Paddington.The third most popular listing was a house at 22 Annie St, Paddington which sold at auction for $950,000 last week.The three-bedroom home has high ceilings throughout and a wraparound veranda and retained many of its original features. 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton. Picture: realestate.com.auThe main bedroom has a walk-through ensuite and walk-in dressing room. There are triple showerheads in the shower, and a bathtub which overlooks the outdoor area.It has a Hills Home Hub which connects the entire home with all of the data, hardwire cabling and aerials. 22 Annie St, PaddingtonIt was listed through Nicholas Given of Ray White – New Farm.A coastal escape was behind the fourth most visited listing on realestate.com.au this week – 31 Ballinger Rd, Buderim. The four-bedroom home is listed for offers of more than $549,000.It is within a twelve minute drive of Mooloolaba or Alexandra Headland beaches and is on a 809sq m block of land.center_img 31 Ballinger Rd, Buderim. Picture: realestate.com.auThe home has a large deck and there is a guest bedroom with separate access on the ground level.It is listed through Tarin D’Este-Holmes and Amie Askew of Coronis – Mooloolaba.Rounding out the top five most viewed properties this week was a house at 153 O’Brien Rd, Pullenvale.The four-bedroom Queenslander is listed for offers of $1.1 million. 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton was the most viewed property this week. Picture: realestate.com.auTHESE are the homes which caught the most attention from potential buyers on realestate.co.au this week.Taking top spot was 85 Brighton Tce, Brighton. The two-level property has five bedrooms and high ceilings from 2.6m up to 9m throughout.There is an open plan kitchen with Smeg induction and self cleaning appliances, and a butlers pantry.last_img read more

Darrick Cox

first_imgWith the start of winter sports, a familiar face will be on the scene but in a new role.  Darrick Cox has taken over the girls basketball program at BHS.  Darrick was a sports star at BHS in the late 90’s.  He also coached boys basketball and track at BHS.  He takes over a girls program that should be competitive this season with the return of quite a few letter winners.  He will have to start the season without one of his top performers in the loss of Brooke Rohlfing with a soccer injury.  Darrick will bring a different approach to the position in that he is quite laid back and loves to work one on one with young athletes.  He has been very active in Student Council at Batesville since he became a social studies teacher there.  When he coached the boys freshmen team, they were a high scoring, undefeated team; and I am sure he would like to bring this up tempo to the girls team.  I coached Darrick in track at BHS, and I am sure the girls will enjoy his upbeat personality.  Good luck, Darrick!last_img read more

Pacers and Hickory Jerseys

first_imgAs you probably know by now, the Indiana Pacers announced that during the upcoming NBA season they will be wearing a replica of the Hickory basketball jerseys that appeared in the film Hoosiers at designated games.  Not only are they going to do it this year, but Larry Bird (president of the Pacers) said they have a contract to do it for a few years.  This is in response to the 30th anniversary of the film’s release.The reason the Pacers were willing to do this is because of the historical value of basketball in Indiana that the movie portrays.  The success of the movie also makes it a favorable idea for the Pacers. The movie “Hoosiers ” represented a special time and place of Indiana High School basketball.  After all, Larry Bird played in French Lick, Indiana, which was even smaller than Milan High School.George Hill of the Pacers modeled the jersey and it was suggested by some of the sportswriters that the Pacers might even bring out some Chuck Taylor shoes.  For you younger people, Chuck Taylor was the popular high-top shoe worn in the 1950’s.  It is not the purple high-tops that kids wear to school today.last_img read more

Norman R. Shafer, 58

first_imgNorman R. Shafer, 58, Indianapolis, passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the Community East Hospital in Indianapolis.Born, August 20, 1957 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Robert C. and Betty “Jo” (Howard) Shafer.Norman graduated from Greensburg High School and then worked for K.S. Bearings and Bohn Aluminum.He is survived by one brother, Larry C. (Kathy) Shafer, Freeport, Fl.; one sister, Diann Zapfe, Greensburg.He was preceded in death by his parents.Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the South Park Cemetery.Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangments.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Holton man jailed following investigation

first_imgRipley County, in. — Ripley County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Holton man following an investigation into a suspicious vehicle report Thursday around 1:30 a.m.Officers found Joshua Gotts, 35, at a residence on County Road 300W south of U.S. 50. When deputies noticed criminal indicators a police canine was called. After canine officer Czar gave a positive indication to drugs in the vehicle police found methamphetamine, marijuana, paraphernalia and a controlled substance. .While handcuffed and during the sear Gott fled on foot but was quickly captured and taken into custody.Gott faces multiple drug charges and is being held in the Ripley County Jail..last_img read more

HO’T Memorial Weekend special boasts $3,000 to win IMCA Hobby Stock feature

first_imgELM MOTT, Texas – One of the top-paying IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock events of the season is on tap for Sunday, May 28, when Heart O’ Texas Speedway hosts its Texas Shootout special.A minimum of $100 will be paid to start that feature and entry fee is $35. The winner also gets their registration paid for at Abilene Speedway’s Southern Challenge this fall.Completing the Memorial Weekend card are $1,000 to win features for IMCA Modifieds and the Texas Sprint Series, and $500 to win features for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods.The Modified feature is a qualifier for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. All applicable points, including local track, will be awarded.Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military and students ages 13-18, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $35.The Wall of Fame induction ceremony begins at 2 p.m. Pit gates and the grandstand both open at 5 p.m., hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.More information about the Texas Shootout is available by calling 254 829-2294 and about the Hobby Stock portion of that special by calling 903 644-6234.last_img read more

Awards in all eight IMCA divisions, return to decal programs mark Summit’s 10th sponsorship season

first_img$100 gift cards go to top 10 finishers in each of the five IMCA Modified regions, both EQ Cylinder Heads Stock Car regions and both Big Daddy Race Cars Hobby Stock regions, and to top 10 driv­ers in national stand­ings for IMCA Late Models, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Com­pacts “This 10 years has gone by incredibly quickly and we appreciate the commitment Summit has shown to IMCA racers during that time. IMCA racing nationwide has never been stronger and Summit will continue to recognize the accomplishments of drivers from coast to coast,” said Kevin Yoder, IMCA’s director of marketing. Modified, Hobby Stock and Sport Compact drivers are required to display two Summit decals on their race car to be eligible for national and point fund shares. Decals will be included in packets mailed to drivers beginning in March; the deadline for sending car photos to the IMCA home office proving decal placement is Aug. 1. Gift cards will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week. The Tallmadge, Ohio high performance parts retailer also returns to national decal programs for Modifieds, Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts in its 10th season as an IMCA sponsor. Information about Summit products is available at the www.summitracing.com website, by call­ing 800 230-3030 and on Facebook. TALLMADGE, Ohio – Drivers in the eight IMCA divisions receive earn $14,000 in gift cards to be given by Summit Racing Equipment again this season. last_img read more