Sean O’Loughlin: Wigan Warriors captain to retire at end of 2020 Super League season | Rugby League News

first_img“I’ve always known it would be a difficult decision because it’s something you love doing,” O’Loughlin said. “To not be able to do that going forward is pretty difficult to take.“The reason you start playing as a kid is because you enjoy it and I don’t think I’ve ever lost that enjoyment. It’s got more difficult as you get older, but the enjoyment is still there.“We’ve had tough years and years where we’ve done fantastically well, but I wouldn’t change any of it.- Advertisement – Sean O’Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season Sean O'Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season
Sean O'Loughlin will retire from rugby league at the end of the season

Governor Wolf Rejects Partisan Gerrymandered Map (Round-Up)

first_img National Issues,  Redistricting,  Round-Up,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections On Tuesday, Governor Wolf told the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that he will not accept the proposed congressional map submitted by Republican legislative leaders.“Partisan gerrymandering weakens citizen power, promotes gridlock, and stifles meaningful reform,” Governor Wolf said. “As non-partisan analysts have already said, their map maintains a similar partisan advantage by employing many of the same unconstitutional tactics present in their 2011 map.“The analysis by my team shows that, like the 2011 map, the map submitted to my office by Republican leaders is still a gerrymander. Their map clearly seeks to benefit one political party, which is the essence of why the court found the current map to be unconstitutional.”Take a look at the coverage below: By: Governor Tom Wolf’s Office of Communications Governor Wolf Rejects Partisan Gerrymandered Map (Round-Up) February 14, 2018 The Washington Post: The Latest: Analysis finds GOP skew in Pennsylvania planA new analysis by experts shows that a Pennsylvania redistricting plan rejected by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf would have been favorable to Republicans. The analysis released Tuesday predicts that Republicans would have won 11 of the state’s 18 congressional districts under the plan crafted by Republican legislative leaders in response to a state Supreme Court ruling against the current districts. Republicans currently hold 13 seats.Trib Live: Gov. Wolf rejects GOP’s new congressional district mapGov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected a new congressional district map that state Republican leaders submitted to the State Supreme Court last week. In a letter to State House Speaker Mike Turzai and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, Wolf said the map favors Republicans. The court ordered lawmakers to craft the new map last month after ruling that the old map, drawn in 2011, violates the state constitution by unfairly favoring Republicans.The Daily Beast: ‘Partisan Gerrymander’ Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Rejects the GOP’s Redrawn Electoral MapPennsylvania’s Democratic Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday rejected a new proposed map for the state’s congressional districts, saying the legislature’s top Republicans submitted an unconstitutional gerrymander. “Partisan gerrymandering weakens citizen power, promotes gridlock, and stifles meaningful reform,” Governor Wolf said in a statement to The Daily Beast. “As non-partisan analysts have already said, their map maintains a similar partisan advantage by employing many of the same unconstitutional tactics present in their 2011 map.” Republican leadership submitted the redrawn map to Wolf on Friday. From there, Wolf had until this Thursday to to tell the state Supreme Court whether he approved of the map. If he did, it would be enacted. The legislature and the governor need to come to an agreement by Thursday or the state’s Supreme Court will do the redraw.The Inquirer: Gov. Wolf rejects Pennsylvania Republicans’ map proposal, saying it remains a partisan gerrymanderWolf complained that some key areas are divided, pointing to the fact that Montgomery County would be split four times, and said the Wilkes-Barre area appears to be “divided without explanation” into two districts.The governor took issue with Republicans’ argument that their map minimizes the “confusion factor” by leaving 70 percent of voters in the same congressional district. Wolf said he finds that claim “dubious at best.” “This serves no legal purpose, was not a requirement of the court and voters will have months and many means to obtain information on candidates and the districts before voting,” the governor wrote.Slate: Pennsylvania Governor Rejects Latest GOP Gerrymander, Ensuring Court-Drawn Map for MidtermsWolf declared he would not accept the new map because it fails to “comply with the court’s order or Pennsylvania’s Constitution.” He also rejected the proposal because it was drawn exclusively by two Republican leaders without approval from the legislature, as ordered by the court.center_img   SHARE  TWEET Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

IMCA state champions receive Eibach awards

first_imgCORONA, Calif. – State champions in six IMCA divisions have received post-season awards from Eibach Springs. “The Eibach program this year includes six randomly selected complete sets of springs and recognizing these six winners is a great punctuation to a great season,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder noted. “We are very appreciative of Eibach for not only recognizing these six winners, but providing awards to all of our state champions in 2019.” The 2019 season was Eibach’s 11th as an IMCA sponsor and the first in which contingency awards were given to E3 Spark Plugs State champions. All 80-plus drivers winning IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod state champions received $100 product certificates from the Corona, Calif., manufacturer.center_img Six randomly selected state championship-winning drivers received sets of four springs. Those drivers are Kelsie Foley, Modifieds in Arizona; Dalton Simonsen, Late Models in Iowa; Austin Brauner, Stock Cars in Nebraska; Marc Minutolo, Hobby Stocks in New York; Luke Stallbaumer, Northern SportMods in Kansas; and Taylor Florio, Southern SportMods in Texas. last_img read more

SBC Events hits the bullseye with Betting on Sports Week agenda

first_imgShare Share StumbleUpon The CEO of the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC), the Chief Legal Officer of the PGA Tour and a five-time snooker World Champion will join the strongest lineup of speakers the sports betting industry has ever seen. The PDC’s Matt Porter, Len Brown from the PGA Tour and Ronnie O’Sullivan were just three of the names that caught the eye as SBC Events unveiled the full agenda for this year’s Betting on Sports Week, held from 18-21 September at Olympia London.To download the full Betting on Sports Week agenda, click HERE.They will both be speaking at Betting on Sports, one of five conferences featuring more than 200 leading speakers. The other four conferences taking place at Olympia are CasinoBeats Summit, ESI London, AffiliateFEST and Sponsorship Forum, while the Natural History Museum will host a lavish ceremony to welcome five inductees into the Sports Betting Hall of Fame.The Betting on Sports agenda is made up by the following full day tracks – Sport in Focus, Betting on Americas, Future of Betting, Betting on Racing and Innovation & Technology, while there are half day tracks for Betting on Retail and Betting on Regulation.The speaker lineup also includes Sky Bet CEO Richard Flint, Fortuna CEO Per Widerstrom, Twitter Europe Head of Large Media Gregory Owens, Kindred Head of Sportsbook Erik Bäcklund, Betway Sportsbook Director Jaswant Deol, Stoiximan & Betano Founder and CEO George Daskalakis, Intralot Vice Chairman Constantinos Antonopoulos and Aristeidis Christopoulos, Commercial Director for Panathinaikos B.C.Running simultaneously to Sport in Focus on Wednesday 19 September will be Innovation & Technology and Betting on Americas, a track thrust into focus by the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) decision to repeal the country’s federal ban on sports betting.A stand out session on the Betting on Americas track will see Don Best Sports CEO Benjie Cherniak and Keith O’Loughlin – SVP for Sportsbook and Platforms at SG Digital, discussing the ‘Feeding Frenzy’ for operators entering the developing market.Cherniak said: “Betting On Sports is a leading industry event geared to stakeholders in the global sports betting space.  It is an opportunity to knowledge share with industry peers.”O’Loughlin added: “I am always delighted to work with SBC and their events. The in-depth knowledge of the betting sector provides a vital forum for discussing the future direction of the industry. Betting on Sports has built itself up to be a key event on our calendar, so we are delighted to get involved with this year’s event as Platinum Sponsor.”Meanwhile, the CasinoBeats Summit will bring together operators, suppliers and a range of sector visionaries to consider the challenges facing the online casino sector. Featuring exclusive market data presented exclusively at the event, it will offer industry insight, knowledge sharing and networking opportunities at the heart of the world’s largest regulated online gaming market.Confirmed CasinoBeats Summit speakers include LeoVegas Casino Director Karolina Pelc, Royal Panda CMO Melvin Ritsema, Funfair.io Founder Jez San, EveryMatrix Co-Founder Stian Hornsletten, AskGamblers General Manager Nikola Teofilovic, Ladbrokes Coral Group Director of Responsible Gambling Graham Weir, Mr Green CEO Jesper Kärrbrink, GoWild CEO Itai Zak and Gaming Realms Founder Simon Collins.ESI London is a two-day esports business conference run by the team from Esports Insider. Topics will include, among others, brand building, content, law and compliance and the importance of a strong PR strategy for esports.Affiliate Insider will be hosting the invite-only AffiliateFEST forum with the aim of providing accelerated digital lessons for iGaming affiliate entrepreneurs. Attendees will be able to learn the latest digital strategies from a selection of experienced iGaming experts.Finally, the SBC Sponsorship Forum will again be hosted by former chief commercial officer of AC Milan, Jaap Kalma. The exclusive invite-only gathering will address opportunities around sports sponsorship, while facilitating direct introductions between sports clubs and gaming operators.For enquiries regarding sponsorship or exhibition opportunities, please contact us on sales@sbcnews.co.ukTickets are available at the excellent Early Bird Discount rate HERE. Xtremepush secures ‘OpenMarket’ supplier accreditation   August 26, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 Submitlast_img read more

Three Sumner County projects awarded JOBS projects funding

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Federal Home Loan Bank has announced the 2015 approved projects under their JOBS – Joint Opportunities for Building Success – grant program.  Three Sumner County projects were awarded funding through this program.  Each application has to be submitted through a bank that is affiliated with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka.•Impact Bank - Caldwell – $19,100.00 – Community Child Care Program•Vintage Bank of Kansas - Conway Springs – $5,900 – For assistance with purchasing and installing the new mobile X-Ray machine and accessory equipment for the Conway Springs Clinic.•Corner Bank - Oxford – $25,000 – for the Hometown Market – To add hardware inventory to the new grocery store.“We want to offer our congratulations to the communities and projects who received funding.” said Janis Hellard, Sumner County Economic Development Commission Director. “We were glad our office could be of assistance during the grant writing process for two of these projects. It is always great to see good things happening in our Sumner County Communities.”Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Roadworks to be completely removed from Pearse Road this weekend

first_imgTwo-way traffic will be reinstated on the Pearse Road this weekend to allow for the busy Northern Bank Holiday period.The sewer upgrade works will be completely removed from Thursday, July 11th to Monday the 15th July to facilitate traffic during this typically busy weekend.Irish Water has said that two-way traffic will be permanently reinstated on Pearse Road on the week following the Northern Ireland bank holiday. A specific date has not been confirmed at this stage. In a statement, Irish Water said it was “mindful of the disruption that these necessary works are causing for businesses and residents”. They have thanked the public for their ongoing cooperation.Explaining the necessity of the sewer upgrade works Colm Claffey, Irish Water said: “Irish Water is currently undertaking works on the Pearse Road, Letterkenny which will stop sewer overflows from polluting the Swilly. These essential works are required under licence in order to bring the sewer network into compliance with the current EPA license and will protect the water quality in the river.” Roadworks to be completely removed from Pearse Road this weekend was last modified: July 5th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Picture special: Hundreds turn out for Manus Kelly Tribute Night

first_imgOVER 600 people packed into the Mount Errigal Hotel last night for a tribute night in memory of the late Manus Kelly.Pictures by Brian McDaidThe Glenswilly man died tragically in June while competing at the 2019 Donegal International Rally – an event he had won in each of the previous three years. Manus had so many strings to his bow, from his family, to politics, to rallying, Gaelic football, business and life in general.It was in rallying circles where he was best known. Many competitors and friends turned out to pay their tributes on what was an emotional night of reflection.The father-of-five was a newly elected Fianna Fáil County Councillor at the time of his death. Leas-Cheann Comhairle Pat ‘The Cope’ Gallagher and Charlie McConalogue TD led a large Fianna Fáil representation on the night, with several County Councillors also present.Ballyshannon native Sean Perry conducted a public auction with 13 items raising in excess of €70,000. A silent auction took place online at the same time and also proved a huge success.  Denis Ferry and his son, Matthew, traveled the length and breadth of Ireland getting a shirt signed by all previous winners of the Donegal International and the item raised €12,000 last week in New York.A Memorial Trust has been established in Manus’s honour.“Our goals are to keep Manus’ legacy and memory alive, and also to assist Manus’s wife Bernie and their children in their future, which is what was at the heart of what Manus lived for,” the Trust says.The proceeds raised will have a phased distribution and the Trust has four trustees – Donall Barrett, Paul Doyle, Seamus Doherty and Damian Doherty.Anne Mc Fadden and Roseleen ConnellyPaddy O’Donnell with Bernie and son Manus at on of Manus’ first rally car which was on show tonight at the Mt Errigal Hotel.Cllr Martin Mc Dermott, Cllr Rena Donaghey, Charlie Mc Conalouge T.D. Cllr Davy Mc Dermott with Susan and John Byrne.Bernie Kelly arriving at the Mt. Errigal with her son Manus as they are greeted by Terry Mc EniffDrew and Andrew Russel at the tribute night for Manus Kelly.Donal Barrett with Seamus and Anne Neely.Paddy O’Donnell with Bernie and son Manus at on of Manus’ first rally car which was on show tonight at the Mt Errigal Hotel.Bernadette and Kelvin Keys and Dervala LaffertyJackie Callaghan, Cllr Noreen Mc Garvey, Ann Gallagher , Pat the Cope Gallagher T.D., Charlie Kelly and Gerard Callaghan.Jannie McDaid, Kelvin and Bernadette Keys Brenda Lynch and Conor Mc ClaffertyThe late Manus Kelly family at the tribute night including Donal and Jacquline sisters Breigeen, Kelda, Ciara and Shannagh brothers Donal, Caolan, Teigharan and Leon. Photo Brian McDaidEddie Fries who travelled home from New York for the tribute evening for Manus Kelly pictured with the Mayor of Donegal Nicholas Crossan and his wife Rosemary.Donal Barrett with Declan Boyle and Andrew Nesbitt at the Manus Kelly tribute evening.Donal Barrett with Seamus and Anne Neely.Meave and Seamus Mc Laughlin at the Manus Kelly night.Damien and Olive Daly at the function.Seamus Hegarty , Declan. Boyle and Conor Curley .Donnagh Kelly Conor Foley and Andrew Nesbitt at the Manus Kelly ni,ght.Copper Mc Fadden Neil Gallagher , Lee Gildea and Paul RodgersMichael and Mary Black with Garry Mc Elhinney and Pauric Mc Ginley.Ann and Tony Kelly with Alan TyndallCharlie Kelly pictured with Garry and Kerry Jennings at the Mt. Errigal Hotel.Bridie and Tommy Keys and Bridie ConboyAustin Mc Hale, Garry Jennings , Tim Mc Nulty, Gareth Mc Hale and Arron Mc Hale.Dermott and Eileen Mc Gettighan , Cathal and Dale mc Gettigan at the Mt Errigal.Picture special: Hundreds turn out for Manus Kelly Tribute Night was last modified: November 24th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

What did we learn Thursday at 49ers HQ?

first_imgSANTA CLARA — George Kittle’s impressive season has impressed his 49ers teammates, so much so they voted the second-year tight end among their captains, a group that also includes Joe Staley, Richard Sherman, DeForest Buckner and Robbie Gould.“It starts with the way he plays and the way he comes to work every day,” Staley said of Kittle. “Obviously he has a ton of talent. … He plays the game the right way with a lot of passion.”Kittle leads the 49ers with 32 receptions for 527 yards, the …last_img read more

Google+ Update Adds Crazy Big Cover Photos + Other Stuff

first_imgTags:#Google#social media#user interface design The latest changes to Google+ might not have a huge impact – but that doesn’t mean they aren’t huge.Wednesday, Google revamped its Google+ profile pages, making the social network more image-heavy and sprucing up a few Google+ areas that were collecting virtual cobwebs. The announcement appeared as a blog post by Googler Sara McKinely and was then shared widely by Google+ guru Vic Gundotra. Cleaning Up The About PageThe update cleans up users’ About pages, where personal, educational and professional info live. Previously the About page was an odd tangle of editable boxes, and it wasn’t always clear what information was private or public. Now Google+ has added in a “View profile as” button (à la Facebook), making for handy, quick way to check who can see what on your profile. The page is also much more attractive, with color-coded boxes displaying personal information in cards, as you can see in the image below: Images via Google+. Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit taylor hatmakercenter_img The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The biggest change, or the most unavoidably eye-catching anyway, is that atop the new Google+ profile pages, users can select one massive image to display at up to 2120 x 1192 pixels. The cover photo completely dominates everything else about the profile page – literally nothing else appears above the fold.Sweating The Small StuffBeyond the literally big stuff, Google has added a shortcut to its Local hub, where reviews of restaurants and venues show up, all linked to a reviewer’s respective Google+ account, of course. Google+’s thriving photo community will no doubt be excited about today’s interface changes. Personally, I’m dreading what happens when graphically challenged Google+ users start uploading their newest baby photos at insufficient resolution. Ick.The changes to the look of Google+ come a day before Facebook’s March 7 press event, where it’s speculated that the big blue social network could infuse News Feed with larger images while doing a bit of UI spring cleaning itself.last_img read more

President to confer award Vayoshreshtha Samman on elders, senior citizens, institutions

first_imgA Madhya Pradesh municipality, which runs a daycare centre for senior citizens, an NGO in Kerala that has sensitised thousands to the need for taking care of elders and the State of Tamil Nadu, which has established maintenance tribunals in each sub-division, are among those to be honoured on Thursday for their service to senior citizens, government sources said.Vayoshreshtha Samman, the annual national award of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, will be given away to 15 individuals and organisations by President Ram Nath Kovind. The award distribution is one of the Ministry’s events to mark the International Day of Older Persons, which fell on Tuesday.Tamil Nadu is expected to be given the award for the best State in implementing the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens Act, 2007, and providing services to senior citizens. According to the citation, the State has set up maintenance tribunals under the Act in each sub-division, but half of the cases are resolved through conciliation.The municipal council of Unhel, in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, will receive the award for the best urban local body. It provides medical services, income generation schemes and pension to seniors. It has also opened a daycare centre, Anand Ghar, fitted with recreation facilities.Gandhibhavan International Trust, a non-profit in Kollam, Kerala, is set to be honoured for providing care to 1,400 needy people, including 350 senior citizens, and for conducting awareness programmes for the youth. So far, 60,000 people have attended the programme.Among the individuals are Hardev Singh, a senior citizen sportsperson, Ishwarchandra Chintamani, a 93-year-old Kannada writer, freedom fighter Chhaju Ram Sharma, 87, and Padma Shri awardee Eli Ahmed.last_img read more