PensionDanmark adds first female directors to leadership team

first_imgMarianne Fussing Ørsted, PensionDanmark Danish labour-market pension fund PensionDanmark has made its first female appointments to its executive board.Ulrikke Ekelund and Marianne Fussing Ørsted have been promoted to the now seven-strong leadership team, the fund announced today.Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark’s chief executive, said the pair were skilled leaders who made a difference for the fund and its members.“I am pleased that with the appointments of Marianne and Ulrikke, PensionDanmark has gained its first two women directors,” he added. Ulrikke Ekelund, PensionDanmarkFussing Ørsted was previously deputy director at PensionDanmark, having been hired at the beginning of 2009 as assistant to the executive board. She was also in charge of the management secretariat, HR and internal services as well as public affairs and corporate sustainabity.She came to the pension from a role as political staff member for Liberal Party (Venstre) politician Peter Christensen in the Danish parliament.Ekelund, meanwhile, started at the fund two years ago and is head of press and communications.Before coming to PensionDanmark she was chief economist at BRFkredit. She is also a former economist within the Danish Ministry for the Economy and at the Danish central bank.center_img The board now consists of seven directors including Möger Pedersen.last_img read more

LeBron James delivers triple-double as balanced Lakers outlast Anthony Davis, Pelicans

first_imgPreviousLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a shot in front of Ivica Zubac #40, Lonzo Ball #2 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac, of Croatia, blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac, center, dunks as New Orleans Pelicans’ Jrue Holiday, left, and Anthony Davis watch during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers greets, former Laker Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans before the game at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)The Lakers’ LeBron James, left, drives to the basket past the Pelicans’ E’Twaun Moore during the first half of Friday’s game at Staples Center. James had a triple-double (22 points, 12 rebounds, 14 assists) in the Lakers’ 112-104 win. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans scores in front of Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Rajon Rondo #9 of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates his basket with LeBron James #23 during the first half against the New Orleans Pelicans at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma dunks during the first half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans dunks in front of Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers grabs a rebound from Julius Randle #30 and Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives on Tyson Chandler #5 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a pass between Tyson Chandler #5 and LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Solomon Hill #44 of the New Orleans Pelicans loses a rebound between LeBron James #23 and Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram dunks against the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans goes for a rebound between Brandon Ingram #14 and Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Julius Randle #30 of the New Orleans Pelicans shoots a jumper in front of Ivica Zubac #40 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Luke Walton of the Los Angeles Lakers laughs with Alvin Gentry of the New Orleans Pelicans during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Anthony Davis #23 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives on Kyle Kuzma #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Tim Frazier #10 of the New Orleans Pelicans is fouled by Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: E’Twaun Moore #55 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives to the basket on Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, is pressured by New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ Lonzo Ball, left, grabs a pass next to New Orleans Pelicans’ Tim Frazier during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis dunks as Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, and Rajon Rondo celebrate a basket by Rondo during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is defended by New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, left, dribbles the ball past New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, right, smiles as he walks past New Orleans Pelicans’ Anthony Davis during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – DECEMBER 21: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the New Orleans Pelicans attempts a shot in front of Ivica Zubac #40, Lonzo Ball #2 and Brandon Ingram #14 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on December 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac, of Croatia, blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)NextShow Caption1 of 27Los Angeles Lakers’ Ivica Zubac, of Croatia, blocks a shot by New Orleans Pelicans’ Julius Randle during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-104. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)ExpandLOS ANGELES — After all the build-up, a week of fiery yet futile speculation, Friday’s game between the Lakers and the New Orleans Pelicans proved to be the rare match-up that lived up to the hype.A 112-104 Lakers victory was not assured until the final minute, when LeBron James made a pair of free throws, spot starter Ivica Zubac delivered an authoritative blocked shot, and L.A. rode out the threat of MVP candidate Anthony Davis and company.With so many storylines and angles floating around the game, it was difficult to keep track. All of the subplots delivered to some degree:• Much of the pregame hysteria centered around James’ comments that it would be “incredible” to play alongside Davis, which opposing coach Alvin Gentry said amounted to tampering. But if the two stars are planning to team up sometime in the future, it wasn’t readily apparent during the game. James earned his third triple-double of the season, flexing his playmaking muscle more than his scoring prowess with 14 assists to go with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Davis was his dominant self, scoring and rebounding, with 30 points and 20 boards, but was limited to just four points in the final frame. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs But overall, two things stood out for the Lakers (19-13). The team won, which was a soothing balm after grinding East Coast trip, during which they went 1-3. But also on display was the kind of balance that comes with being (mostly) healthy: Every Lakers starter was in double figures, led by Kyle Kuzma who had 23 points, and rounded out by Ball who had 12.While Davis, Randle and Jrue Holiday were all strong for the Pelicans, their overall supporting cast paled in comparison to the Lakers. It might be food for thought for Davis if he’s truly considering pushing to move West.It might also be something to think about for James, who lit media fires in the past week by speaking openly about a desire to play with Davis and 2003 draft pick Carmelo Anthony. Several Lakers said in the last few days that James had not addressed his comments to the team as of Friday morning, when he skipped shootaround with an unspecified illness. His current cast helped pick up the shooting on a night when he was a pedestrian 8 for 20 from the field and could not hit a 3-point shot.More to come on this story. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers• Randle, the former seventh overall pick of the Lakers in 2014 who grew to be alienated from the organization, returned to face his old team in the midst of a career year. He was given an appreciation video in the first quarter, but nonetheless attacked the Lakers with fury: He finished with 21 points and eight rebounds, but his last shot was blocked by Zubac, his former teammate, and the sequence essentially ended the Pelicans’ last hope.• Brandon Ingram and Rajon Rondo both returned to the lineup after lengthy injury stints. Rondo made his first three shots and piled up nine assists coming off the bench against the Pelicans, for whom he played last season. Ingram had some clear rust (6-for-14 shooting), but nonetheless provided a needed scoring punch with 18 points.• The third straight absence of JaVale McGee created an opening for an unlikely Lakers starter: Zubac. The third-year big man – who has spent most of the season out of the playing rotation – had one of his best games ever from the opening possession, when he flushed a dunk off a pick-and-roll with Lonzo Ball. He finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds on 8-for-10 shooting, and McGee (who has been out with illness) tweeted his pride in his younger teammate in the fourth quarter. Related Articlescenter_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

There will be a corridor from Seville to Real Madrid on Saturday in Chamartín

first_imgIn addition, there are precedents in reverse. In 2006, when Sevilla won their first UEFA Cup, the next league match was against the Real Madrid team at Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán. Then the whites paid tribute to the team at the time of Juande Ramos, who had released his European record.The gesture was a tradition that was seen normally until a few years ago, but in recent campaigns there have been episodes that have distorted the issue. Among other exceptions, Barcelona refused to make the white team a hallway for its conquest of the Club World Cup in 2017. “It is usually done if we participate in that competition. It is not the case now,” justified the director of Barça institutional relations, Guillermo Amor.Months later, Real Madrid returned the trip to Barça when he visited Chamartín with the newly conquered LaLiga title. Zidane explained then the refusal of the whites: “We are not going to make a corridor. It is a decision of mine and that’s it. I do not understand the corridor. Barcelona broke it. It is that tradition no longer exists.” LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 15, 2020 Sevilla will make a corridor to Real Madrid in the Santiago Bernabéu before the dispute between the LaLiga match between the two next Saturday, starting at 4:00 p.m.. The Nervión team will have the usual and gentlemanly gesture between two teams when a title has just been won, in this case the Spanish Super Cup played last week in Jeddah.At the beginning of last year, Villarreal players made a corridor for Real Madrid players in the first meeting of 2019 for both teams after the white team manage to win the Club World Cup. Santi Cazorla, among other moments of mention, hugged his former teammate at Málaga Isco Alarcón while he was passing among the yellow players.center_img LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 15, 2020last_img read more

I have not changed a bit: Dipa

first_imgKolkata, Apr 27 (PTI) She may be hogging the limelight after becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics, but Dipa Karmakar says she has not changed a bit and happy that people have started recognising the sport. “Ive not changed a bit after my Olympic qualification, but Im happy that people have started recognising gymnastics finally,” Dipa said at her felicitation by Calcutta Sports Journalists Clubs Coal India Annual Awards here today. Theres has been an outpouring of congratulatory messages ranging from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar but Dipa said her feet were grounded and her focus is to “polish” her scores with less than 100 days to go for Rio. The SAI has announced Rs 1.10 crores for her training in the build up to the Olympics with RS 80 lakh on apparatus and the rest in foreign exposure, her coach Bishweshwar Nandi said. “Dipa will choose between two events — in Turkey and Singapore — in June for her build up event ahead of Rio. Theres no shortage of support for her, even Rahul Dravid (of GoSports Foundation) has extended full support,” Nandi added, The coach further said that the focus is now to polish her first landing score of 15,04 so that it betters her medal opportunity. Her choice of vault — Produnova — has the risk of fatal spinal injuries as very few gymnasts has attempted that but the 2014 Commonwealth Games bronze medalist is relishing the challenge. “Every success involves risk and Im not afraid of taking risk. I believe in hard practice and my coach (Bishweshwar Nandi). Im just following him. My coach doesnt let me take any pressure,” Dipa said. “We need full fledged centres, only three four till now. The more centre come up the more popular gymnastics would become.” PTI TAP PDS PMadvertisementlast_img read more