“The Robins centre suffered a serious eye injury earlier this season and has been advised to retire from rugby league at the tender age of 26 following a meeting with medical experts last week.” Gleeson hangs up his boots having made 134 career appearances, scoring 37 tries, and he represented Ireland at the 2008 Rugby League World Cup. He also played for home-town club Wigan as well as Widnes and Wakefield, but made just six first-team appearances for Rovers after being dogged by injury. “It is with saddened regret that I have made the decision to retire from the great sport of rugby league,” he said. “Coming to terms with this news has been difficult, but I would like to thank my agent, Martin Shuttleworth, for his support and guidance during these hard times as well as (chief executive) Mike Smith at Hull KR for his support and understanding of the circumstances I have been going through. “I would also like to say a big thank you to the Hull KR fans for welcoming me to the club and to Hull, where I have made so many friends in and out of rugby league. “Lastly, I would like to thank (coach) Craig Sandercock for believing in me, giving me the chance to play for a club with such great heritage and for standing by me through the injuries that I sustained. I have learned so much from Craig and have massive respect for him.” Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith added: “This is sad news for everybody connected to Hull Kingston Rovers and our thoughts are with Sean, his family and his friends at this difficult time. “Although Sean’s time with the club has been hampered by injury, he has always conducted himself with the utmost professionalism in a bid to get back on the field and for his career to come to an end in this fashion is very cruel. “The club will continue to offer its full support to Sean in the coming days and weeks as he begins to look towards the future.” Hull KR centre Sean Gleeson has announced his retirement at the age of 26 after failing to fully recover from an assault outside a nightclub. Press Association Gleeson, who joined Rovers on a three-year contract from Salford at the start of last season, sustained a serious eye injury while being attacked by three men in Greater Manchester three months ago. In a statement, the club said: ” It is with deep sadness and regret that Hull Kingston Rovers can confirm Sean Gleeson has called time on his career with immediate effect.
The Broward County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is hosting a Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation in Broward County to understand both the reality and the impact that human trafficking currently generates in the county.To identify key findingsThe event will identify key findings to serve as the foundation for recommendations to increase public awareness and collaboration among essential partners. The information gathered from this roundtable will be shared with the Board of County Commissioners.Florida ranks thirdBased on the number of calls to the National Human Trafficking Hotline, Florida ranks third in the nation (after California and Texas) for human trafficking.Between April 2016 and April 2017, the Florida Abuse Hotline accepted 173 reports in Broward County concerning allegations of children involved in Human Trafficking and/or Commercial Sexual Exploitation. In 2016, Broward Sheriff’s Office, Child Protective Investigations Section statistics verified 32 cases as human trafficking.Every family, regardless of education, income or where they live, could become a victim.Wednesday, Oct 18The roundtable will be held on Wednesday, October 18th, 5-7PM, at the Broward County Governmental Center, 115 S. Andrews Avenue, Room 301, in Fort Lauderdale. The roundtable is free and open to the public.The Commission on the Status of Women serves in an advisory capacity to the Broward County Commission and through education and advocacy, identifies and helps resolve economic, health and social issues facing women in our community. For more information, visit Broward.org/Statuswomen or follow on Twitter.com/Browardwomen and like them on Facebook.About Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional StandardsThe Office of Intergovernmental Affairs and Professional Standards investigates complaints of alleged discrimination filed by employees or applicants to Broward County on the basis of race, color, region, sex, national origin, age, disability and retaliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status and political affiliation. The Office is also responsible for monitoring the County’s affirmative action and equal employment opportunity efforts. Discrimination issues from the general public are handled by the Human Rights Section. Call 954-357-7800 for more information. Residents invited to Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation roundtable read more
London, Feb 15 (PTI) Indo-British filmmaker Asif Kapadia has won the Bafta for his poignant documentary “Amy” on late British singer Amy Winehouse.Kapadias Oscar nominated film beat “Cartel Land”, “He Named Me Malala”, “Listen to Me Marlon” and “Sherpa” to win the honour.The filmmaker in his acceptance speech paid tribute to the tragic star, who died in 2011 at the age of 27, following a battle with drug and alcohol.”We really fell in love with her when making the film and our aim and mission was really to try and tell the truth about her.”To show the world what an amazing person she was, how intelligent, how witty, how beautiful she was, before it all kind of got out of control and went a bit crazy,” Kapadia said referring to the tabloid circus around Winehouses life.The film has been critics favourite since making its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival last year. Though the singers father Mitch has distanced himself from the documentary, calling it a disappointment.It is Kapadias third trophy at the British Film Awards. He previously won for sports documentary “Senna” in 2012 and Irrfan Khan-starrer “The Warrior” in 2003.The 44-year-old filmmaker, later, took to Twitter to thank the crew of the film.”Thank you to all of the crew and all of our contributors who trusted in us #AMY #EEBAFTAs @AmyFilmUK @AmyTheMovie.” PTI JCH BK JCH read more