first_imgBy NICOLE McALEE News Writer Students can join the women’s rowing team in the fight against pancreatic cancer at the team’s third annual Erg-a-Thon fundraiser today.  The Erg-a-Thon takes place between the Fieldhouse Mall and the LaFortune Student Center from noon to 8 p.m. “An erg [short for ergometer] is a rowing machine that the rowers use to train,” senior Kelsey Sekanick, co-chair of the Erg-a-Thon, said. “We will have several of them at the event and participants will be able to race both rowers and friends.” The team will sell T-shirts and bracelets at the event and will host a raffle, Sekanick said.  According to the event’s Facebook page, raffle prizes include pre-game field passes for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, basketballs signed by coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, football tickets, a football signed by Irish coach Brian Kelly and the right to name one of the rowing team’s racing boats.  Sekanick said the Erg-a-Thon was born three years ago when tragedy struck the Notre Dame rowing community.  “This event began three years ago after two women close to the heart of the rowing team were directly affected by pancreatic cancer,” Sekanick said. “The mothers of Sarah McShane, who is a former rower, and Kassen Delano, who was our academic advisor, both passed away of pancreatic cancer. In 2011, coach Marnie Stahl, hoping to encourage increased participation in service work, proposed the idea of an Erg-a-Thon for pancreatic cancer.” Senior Anna VanEgmond, co-chair for the event with Sekanick, said proceeds from the Erg-a-Thon will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a Notre Dame entity that supports undergraduate research on campus.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the work being done by our peers in the Notre Dame College of Science this year, [and] we hope that this relationship with Harper Cancer Institute will continue to grow as the event continues in the following years,” VanEgmond said. Junior team member Victoria Ryan said 80 percent of funds raised will go to the PCAN and 20 percent will support undergraduate research at the HCRI.  The College of Science and HCRI both will match the donation the rowing team makes to HCRI.  In its first year in 2011, the Erg-a-Thon raised almost $3,00s, and last year, it raised more than $6,00s, according to Ryad.  VanEgmond said the women’s rowing teamebelievesyit can raise even more money this year for pancreatic cancer research.  “This year we started an o-line giving site through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and due to the generosity of our Notre Dame family, we have already raised over $3,000 before the event has even begun,” VanEgmond said. “This is really a true testament to the spirit of Notre Dame.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edu,Students can join the women’s rowing team in the fight against pancreatic cancer at the team’s third annual Erg-a-Thon fundraiser today.  The Erg-a-Thon takes place between the Fieldhouse Mall and the LaFortune Student Center from noon to 8 p.m. “An erg [short for ergometer] is a rowing machine that the rowers use to train,” senior Kelsey Sekanick, co-chair of the Erg-a-Thon, said. “We will have several of them at the event and participants will be able to race both rowers and friends.” The team will sell T-shirts and bracelets at the event and will host a raffle, Sekanick said.  According to the event’s Facebook page, raffle prizes include pre-game field passes for Saturday’s football game against Oklahoma, men’s and women’s basketball tickets, basketballs signed by coaches Mike Brey and Muffet McGraw, football tickets, a football signed by Irish coach Brian Kelly and the right to name one of the rowing team’s racing boats.  Sekanick said the Erg-a-Thon was born three years ago when tragedy struck the Notre Dame rowing community.  “This event began three years ago after two women close to the heart of the rowing team were directly affected by pancreatic cancer,” Sekanick said. “The mothers of Sarah McShane, who is a former rower, and Kassen Delano, who was our academic advisor, both passed away of pancreatic cancer. In 2011, coach Marnie Stahl, hoping to encourage increased participation in service work, proposed the idea of an Erg-a-Thon for pancreatic cancer.” Senior Anna VanEgmond, co-chair for the event with Sekanick, said proceeds from the Erg-a-Thon will benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PCAN) and the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI), a Notre Dame entity that supports undergraduate research on campus.  “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to impact the work being done by our peers in the Notre Dame College of Science this year, [and] we hope that this relationship with Harper Cancer Institute will continue to grow as the event continues in the following years,” VanEgmond said.  Junior team member Victoria Ryan said 80 percent of funds raised will go to the PCAN and 20 percent will support undergraduate research at the HCRI. The College of Science and HCRI both will match the donation the rowing team makes to HCRI.  In its first year in 2011, the Erg-a-Thon raised almost $3,000, and last year, it raised more than $6,000, according to Ryan.  VanEgmond said the women’s rowing team believes it can raise even more money this year for pancreatic cancer research.  “This year we started an online giving site through the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and due to the generosity of our Notre Dame family, we have already raised over $3,000 before the event has even begun,” VanEgmond said. “This is really a true testament to the spirit of Notre Dame.” Contact Nicole McAlee at nmcalee@nd.edulast_img read more

first_imgShare Intralot strengthens U*BET offering with virtual sports addition August 6, 2020 Intralot accelerates Nederlandse Loterij retail transformation July 29, 2020 Share Related Articles Intralot Polish market subsidiary Totolotek has partnered with Betradar’s Virtual Sports division, bringing the first set of Virtual Games to Poland’s newly reformed gambling market.Updating stakeholders, Betradar informed that it would supply Totolotek betting retail points with initial Virtual Sports simulations of its popular content for football, horseracing and greyhounds.New provisions attached to Poland’s reformed Gambling Bill which came into effect this April, have allowed for licensed betting operators to service Virtual Games services. Totolotek has therefore moved to become the first regulated bookmaker in Poland to introduce virtual event betting.“Betting on virtual sports events is increasingly popular in other countries, and has been available for many years. In Poland, betting on such events was made possible by the provisions of the amended Gambling Law, effective since April” commented Adam Lamentowicz, CEO of Totolotek on his firm’s Betradar partnership“We believe that this kind of gaming will be of great interest to our customers. It is fast and much more accessible than betting on real games. We have put a lot of work into making the simulations as realistic and elaborate as possible, and placed a lot of data inside so as to enable players to analyse possible results” Intralot enhances Malta games offering with E*SOCCER launch July 13, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

first_imgIt wasn’t surprising to Tommy Nobis’ family when a study on his brain revealed he had the most severe form of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE).After Nobis, a former Atlanta linebacker known to fans as “Mr. Falcon,” died in 2017, his brain was studied by a Boston-based group which specifically deals with head trauma with football players. Super Bowl 53: Sean McVay promises ​WR Brandin Cooks is staying put The family said they were “troubled” by Nobis’ behavior as he aged. He displayed the classic — and extreme — signs of head trauma. Erratic moods, paranoia and angry outbursts were something Nobis and his family dealt with.Jackoniski said when the report came back Nobis’ CTE was among the most damaged brains the group had ever studied, she felt sad since the family didn’t know how to deal with his behavior when he was alive.“That’s what we realized when we got the results back: His kids didn’t know who he was, we really didn’t know who my dad was,” Jackoniski said. “I lived a life of anger toward my dad. My brothers, too. My mom was angry a lot. When we found out this is what he had, it was just very sad.”Nobis was a first-round pick for the Falcons in the 1966 draft. He played for Atlanta for 11 seasons and was known for his aggressiveness on the field, despite never reaching a playoff game with the team.Those hard tackles and hits over the course of time likely caused him to develop CTE, according to the study.Jackoniski said his issues became more apparent nine years ago, when the family was at the funeral of her maternal grandmother. A small disagreement escalated, with Nobis acting like a “caged animal.”“He was very forceful with all the boys, including my husband,” Jackoniski said. “My mom got in the middle. It was just awful. At that moment we thought there is something horribly wrong because he’s taken this into the public, to people he admired and those who admired him. It was like a caged animal had been let out. He had this incredible hate in his eyes.”“That created this two-year fissure in our family,” she said. “My mom didn’t get to see any of her grandchildren. We didn’t have holidays with them. My mom was alienated.” Other incidents throughout the years included bouts of paranoia, where Nobis thought he was being followed or watched. He also picked and escalated arguments with strangers and had been asked multiple times to leave establishments. According to Jackoniski, it’s painful to reveal the dark side her father had, but said it’s necessary for people to understand how damaging the disease can be to family and friends, as well as the player.“It’s hard to release a story about my dad who everybody thought was this charming guy — and he was a charming guy,” she said. “But then to see the extreme opposite, the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. (Getting that out) is what has to happen for people to understand what this (CTE) is about.“I know there are other players out there who will be facing the same thing.” When the report came back in late 2018, the findings were Nobis had Stage 4 CTE — the most severe form of the disease.“No surprise to any of us when we got the results back,” his daughter, Devon Jackoniski, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Related Newslast_img read more

first_imgOfficials in Washington state say they have recalled around 12,000 coronavirus test kits due to possible contamination inside of the tubes used to preserve and transport the test.The DOH says they were alerted about the issue by the University of Washington Medicine on April 17th.According to the report, the University noticed that a small number of the tubes may have been contaminated and urged the DOH to discontinue their use.In a press release, officials say that they do not believe the substance is dangerous to anyone who comes into contact with it but that they are recalling the test out of an “abundance of caution.”“Though the quality control issue has only been observed in a small number of tubes of viral transport media, we adhere to the highest quality standards for COVID-19 testing in Washington state,” Secretary of Health John Wiesman said in a news release Sunday. ” We are working with our partners to have them discard the product and will work to replace them as quickly as we can.” As for those who are affected by the recall, they are encouraged to contact DOH for replacements who says they are working on restocking supplies.“DOH and state supplies aren’t adequate at the moment to immediately replace all swabs and VTM transport tubes, however, a large shipment of swabs from another vendor is expected this week and the state has VTM from another vendor,” the DOH said. ” The state is working closely with both the UW Medicine and local health partners to replace the recalled specimen collection kits as quickly as possible.”last_img read more

first_imgThen the show started, and what a show as the great talents of the duo inspired some of our farang talent to join them on stage.We know Phil can belt out the Tom Jones classics but tonight, as we had many Irish golfers, he gave them some renditions of some Irish songs. Garry Barker, Nick Shaw and Terry Archer and one or two others all did a few numbers covering various genres, all in professional style.The place was rocking as the audience joined in the chorus lines, and even a conga line formed as the dancing and music became more exciting.Joy bought out the birthday cake, then some much appreciated donations from Jon Dean and Tommy Marshall became prizes in a lucky draw. Well actually, many lucky draws.A great night where people stayed on much later than ever before having a party to celebrate Phil’s Happy Birthday. This course is in terrific condition, considering the lack of water available, as many courses are drying out now.As we started to assemble at the first tee, the starter was pushing us to get the groups going early as he had to fit in a three-ball. Fairly soon he calmed down after deciding to start them from the tenth.We got our 19 groups away in a little less than two hours and, with no hold ups, all finished in good time, the first group came in under four hours.Plenty of presents available on such a big day with three flights and loads of novelty prizes.Phil Ashton, playing his second game since arriving from UK, took out the A flight with a solid 37 points.Then came three players on 36 points which needed a countback to sort them. Andrew Kelleher maintained his very consistent game to run in to second place followed by Chris Paterson in third and Joe Nagle in fourth. Winner C flight Mike Firkin with Phil Davies.PSC Pattaya Links Golf SocietyWed, Mar. 4 Green Valley StablefordSeventy two golfers came to Green Valley Golf Course to help Phil Davies celebrate his latest birthday. A Flight (0-12)1st Place – Phil Ashton (12) – 37 pts2nd Place – Andrew Kelleher (10) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chris Paterson (8) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Joe Nagle (11) – 36 pts5th Place – Steve Moxey (9) – 35 pts c/backB Flight (13-20)1st Place – Adam Barton (16) – 37 pts2nd Place – Ann Stokes (14) – 36 pts c/back3rd Place – Chas Miller (16) – 36 pts c/back4th Place – Billy Buchanan (13) – 36 pts5th Place – John Chelo (19) – 35 pts c/back John Hughes came in second, declaring that his 39 points was his best ever in Thailand, well done.Keith Melbourne is a high handicapper but is able to pull one out of the bag sometimes and this day it was a big 38 points, but only third place.Dave Rodriques, in a very rare appearance, surprised himself and his buddies in the group by scoring 36 points and taking fourth spot on countback over Chris Walsh.Now the winners of the novelties.Near pins A flight: Bob Stokes, Barry Wellings (x3).Near pins B flight: John Chelo, Nigel Harrison, Barry Cunningham, John Pearce.Long Drive B flight: Donal McGuigan.Long Drive A flight: Went missing.Long first putt (hole 9): Connie Walsh.Mystery Partners: Chris Walsh/ John Hughes – 75 points.center_img C Flight (21+)1st Place – Mike Firkin (24) – 40 pts2nd Place – John Hughes (22) – 39 pts3rd Place – Keith Melbourne (34) – 38 pts4th Place – Dave Rodriques (30) – 36 pts c/back5th Place – Chris Walsh (26) – 36 pts.Best Front Nine (non-winners) Derek Phillips 21 pts c/backBest Back Nine (non-winners) Andrew Purdie 20 pts c/backIt was still daylight as we arrived back at Links Bar and ready to party.The formalities of the presentations for all the winners was done while the food was being prepared.Then it was out to the pig on a spit and chicken on a spit plus loads of salad and fried rice, enough to feed an army.Inside, we had some mood music by a local Thai duo while everyone was eating and re-living their round of golf. Steve Moxey took fifth spot with 35 points which came after many countbacks at that mark.The B flight results were a mirror image of the A flight.Adam Barton, showing good form this trip won the flight with 37 points. Then followed another three way tie on 36 points which, again, went to countback.Ann Stokes, one of only two ladies in the field, took second spot followed by the now consistent Chas Miller while Billy Buchanan grabbed the fourth place.John Chelo took fifth by winning another multiple countback.The C flight produced the three top scores of the day.The best of them all came from Mike Firkin who, only a few hours earlier, stepped off a plane after a quick trip to Australia. His great score of 40 points won him the flight and the Green Jacket. Promoted ContentbrainberriesTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldbrainberriesbrainberriesbrainberriesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. 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first_imgSabai Friday moved up from eighth place to sixth after taking three points from third place Brother D.  Nok Kennedy led Sabai Friday with a 201 game and 542 series.Noodle Russell bowled a 209 game and a 565 series, best of the day, and Tue Pettae had a 547 series to lead Green Tree to a four point sweep over Jack Tar.Bavaria won three points from USMC despite Mai Munsitha’s good 563 series for USMC.  Aht Johansson bowling as a Pacer had a 511 series. 200 Bowlers:  Mio, Nok, Lek & Noodle.Mio Aamlid bowled a 224 game and 542 series for House of the Golden Coin but that was only good enough to win one point from first place VFW Post 9876.  David Shaw bowled a 518 series for VFW and they increased their lead over Café Kronborg, who lost four points today, to nine and one half points.Second place Café Kronborg lost all four points to Canada as Lek Reaper led Canada with a 204 game and 512 series.  Jang Shaw bowled a 509 series for Kronborg.last_img read more

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – A members-only cigar luxury lounge and retail cigar shop is in the offing, contingent on the approval next month by the borough Zoning Board of Approval.SMS Ventures, LLC is hoping to develop the 22-24 West Front St. location for Le Malt Club, to serve as the lounge, including amenities on the ground floor with nine apartments on the upper levels of the property. The applicant is to appear before the zoning board on June 2.According to information filed with the borough’s Department of Planning and Zoning, the plan is for SMS Ventures to renovate the 3,600 square-foot site and establish the membership-required lounge area—a portion of which will permit on-site smoking in a space that will have a smoke filtration system. Food service will be available for members in a separate non-smoking area 24-hours-a-day. There will also be a retail shop, which principals are calling a cigar boutique, which will be open to the public.No alcoholic beverages will be served. The company will instead offer a BYO (bring your own) policy, allowing club members to stock their personal minibars and keep cigars in humidors for themselves and their guests, according to the narrative the applicant provided to the borough office.The location’s upper floors will have three one-bedroom apartments and six two-bedroom units.The Red Bank club would differ from the Le Malt Lounge in Colonia, which has been in business for more than a year. The north Jersey location promotes itself as a restaurant with alcohol table service (no bar), describing it as a brown spirit/wine lounge – one, which its website announces, features more than 1,000 different brown spirits, including especially rare and aged Scotch whiskies and a selection of 300 wines.But the Red Bank and Colonia locations will both have the same individual heading up the operations. The principal in this project is Saurabh Abrol, who has 100 percent ownership of SMS Ventures, LLC, and functions as chief executive officer for Le Malt Lounge in Colonia.Abrol is also CEO and president of Wine Chateau, an online and brick and mortar retail liquor operation. Wine Chateau was founded by Abrol’s father, Arun Abrol, in 1994 and currently operates retail establishments in Metuchen, Piscataway, Colonia and Matawan.Neither Saurabh Abrol nor his attorney, Rick Brodsky, responded to phone calls seeking comment for this story.The 22-24 West Front St. property, owned in equal parts by Richard Stavola of Jupiter, Florida and Rumson resident Rim Lindau, is currently vacant on the first floor retail space, having previously been used for a salon and yoga studio.SMS Ventures would require the zoning board to approve a use variance for this technically non-permitted use, as well as needing 48 parking spaces for the commercial and residential uses.A cigar club has been tried before in the borough’s downtown commercial district. The now-defunct Ashes, 33 Broad St., now the home of Char Steakhouse, had operated as a private club, with a restaurant and bar open to the public. That spot, however, came under fire from both local and state officials and the subject of bitter acrimony among its owners. The business became bogged down in lawsuits among its owners resulting in it being placed in court-appointed receivership. State tax officials shut down the location for a time for failing to pay sales tax, and state Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) officials alleged impropriety with the liquor license ownership.last_img read more