Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

first_img John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership.Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the UK, there would be no further negotiations unless the key issues were clarified.At home, The Sunday Times reports that up to 40 Conservative MPs have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in PM May. Furthermore, UK media leaked a threatening memo addressed to May by Brexiters Boris Johnson and Michael Gove urging the PM to ‘underline her resolve’ and achieve a total break with Brussels’.A week of heightened Downing Street drama and turmoil have forced Paddy Power to revise its UK political markets, pricing May at just 5/2 to resign as Prime Minister this month.As news continues to surface of further Tory Party splits with regards to the UK’s ‘exit strategy’, Paddy Power Politics has further cut the price on the next UK General Election taking place in 2018, to 9/4Should a new snap election be called, Paddy Power places Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as the favourite to succeed May (5/1), ahead of Conservative challengers Jacob Rees Mogg (6/1), David Davis (6/1) and Boris Johnson (7/1).Paddy PowerAt present, the Irish bookmaker has priced odds of the UK getting a ‘no deal’ in Brexit negotiations at 2/1.Updating the media, a spokesman for Paddy Power commented on markets: “It looks like we’re getting very close to May Day, as Theresa faces the mother of all struggles to retain authority both in Europe and within her Party.“Given that she didn’t want Brexit in the first place, resigning or being forced out would be a novel new way for her to perform an EU-turn.”Paddy Power UK Politics UpdateWhen will  Theresa May Cease to be PM?November          5/2December           9/1Q1, 2018               10/3Q2, 2018               7/1Year of Next UK General Election2017       25/12018       9/42019       2/1 Next UK Prime Minister5/1         Jeremy Corbyn6/1         Jacob Rees Mogg6/1         David Davis7/1         Boris Johnson10/1       Amber Rudd BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Water polo: Flacks leads Agoura by words and deeds

first_imgFlacks is following in her brother’s footsteps with her play in the pool, but is making her own mark at Agoura. She has already attracted attention from Division I colleges such as Cal, Stanford and UCLA. The two-time All Southern Section selection is the fastest swimmer on the team and often becomes the center of attention for opposing defenses. She has led the Chargers (22-6) to consecutive Div. IV playoff appearances, including last year’s championship game, in which they lost to Santa Barbara. This season, Agoura went undefeated in Marmonte League play to clinch its third consecutive league title and its eighth in nine years. Flacks will try to help Agoura reach the title game again, this time in Div. II. The Chargers host Ventura at 3:15 today in a first-round playoff game. “Our minds are now focused on CIF,” Flacks said. “One game at a time until we can get to where we want. I don’t stop. It’s just something that’s in me. I feel that if I don’t go all out, then what’s the point? I have nothing to lose. I think it’s a good feeling when you’ve gone all out and you end up tired.” ivan.orozco@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Flacks was about 10 when she saw her first action against boys and girls who were four to six years older while playing for the Harvard-Westlake water polo foundation. “As much as they pushed me and threw me around, they helped me get better,” said Flacks, who leads the Chargers in assists (69), steals (48) and drawn ejections (33) and is second in scoring with 68 goals. “That was probably the best thing I got out of that. They threw me in there and told me to just swim.” Flacks could have played at Harvard-Westlake of Studio City but chose Agoura because of the program’s reputation, the school’s proximity to her Calabasas home and the chance to make a name for herself. Flack’s older sister Lindsay was a standout cross country runner at Harvard-Westlake, and her mother, Dawn Barrett, coaches the boys’ swim team at the private school. Lindsay led the Stanford women’s cross country team to a national title last year. Her brother, Brian, was the Daily News boys’ water polo Player of the Year in 2005 after a standout season at Harvard-Westlake. He’s now at UCLA. “That’s the respect these girls give her,” Rosenthal said. “She’s a natural leader and she’s not afraid to let her teammates know what their roles are. Her will not to give up even when things are down and wanting to keep going, that’s what the other girls see and they want to do it, too. She’s not afraid to lead in and out of the water.” Flacks, a 5-foot-3, 115-pound junior, is considered a small attacker in the hole/set (two-meter) position, but that doesn’t keep her from beating bigger defenders, partly because she grew up playing against larger and stronger opponents. center_img AGOURA – Casey Flacks spoke, everyone listened. The Agoura High girls’ water polo team gathered at one end of the pool to listen to coach Jason Rosenthal give a pep talk after a recent practice. The girls paid attention to Rosenthal’s instructions. When Flacks elaborated on her coach’s speech, everyone listened a bit more attentively, including Rosenthal. last_img read more