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ICBC to double European banks


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iGaming veterans’ SPAC targets major M&A after $250m Nasdaq listing


first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter iGaming veterans’ SPAC targets major M&A after $250m Nasdaq listing The business is led by NYX Gaming Group founder Matt Davey, who serves as its chief executive.  alongside former William Hill and Stars Group executive Robin Chhabra as president. The core management team is rounded out by chief financial officer Eric Matejevich, a veteran of NYX and Atlantic City properties Ocean Casino Resort and Resorts International. Tekkorp Digital Acquisition Corporation will make its Nasdaq debut after an initial public offering that saw it offer 25m units – comprising one Class A share and half a redeemable warrant – priced at $10 apiece.  22nd October 2020 | By Robin Harrison More specifically, it will look for potential acquisition opportunities, specifically targeting deals for private businesses in the digital media, sports, entertainment, leisure and gaming industries with an enterprise value of between $1bn and $2bn. Each warrant allows the holder to purchase a Class A ordinary share at a price of $11.50 per share, with only full warrants – ie, two units – eligible for conversion into shares.  AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Tags: Tekkorp Digital Acquisition Corporation SPAC Special Purpose Acquisition Company Matt Davey Robin Chhabra Tony Rodio Regions: US It explains that by targeting businesses of this scale, in order to ensure long-term returns to shareholders, and with “proven and accomplished” management teams. This, the SEC filling noted, could be supported by bolt-on acquisitions further down the line.  Its board will be led by Morris Bailey, an entrepreneur credited with helping return Atlantic City to prosperity. As owner of Resorts, he was also something of a pioneer for online betting and gaming, having signed market access deals with The Stars Group and DraftKings for New Jersey. Topics: Strategy M&A Read the full story on iGB North America. M&A “We believe the digital media, sports, entertainment, leisure and gaming industries possess attractive opportunities given the secular consumer shift from physical/analog products to digital/online offerings and the industries’ existing consumer demand,” Tekkorp explained in an Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing.  Tekkorp has also nominated a number of high-profile directors, including former Caesars Entertainment Corporation CEO Tony Rodio; Facebook’s Sean Ryan; Resorts owner Morris Bailey; former Stars chief legal officer Marlon Goldstein and Tom Roche,  lead partner on Wynn Resorts’ 2002 IPO. A special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) formed by a host of leading igaming and social media executives, begins trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market today (22 October), as it hunts for major M&A opportunities.  Email Addresslast_img read more


This UK share gained 158% in 2020. Should I buy it for 2021?


first_imgThis UK share gained 158% in 2020. Should I buy it for 2021? See all posts by Roland Head I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Roland Head owns shares of WPP. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Roland Head | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 | More on: SFOR WPP Image source: Getty Images A share that’s doubled in price can still be cheap. Some of the best growth stocks double many times. They often end up rising to levels which would have seemed impossible a few years earlier. One UK share that might fall into this category is digital marketing firm S4 Capital (LSE: SFOR).S4 was founded by Sir Martin Sorrell, who made his name by building advertising group WPP (LSE: WPP) into a FTSE 100 firm. After leaving WPP in 2018, Sir Martin wasted no time in starting this rival business.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Up by 150% in 12 monthsEquity investors have backed S4 with new funds to support expansion and acquisitions have been flowing thick and fast. S4 Capital’s share price rose by more than 150% last year, giving the group a market-cap of £2.7bn.By that measure, S4 is already nearly one third the size of WPP. In a recent interview in the Financial Times, S4’s founder said he had “limitless ambition” and believes that “you build the best and you become the biggest”.If the 76-year-old ad man’s right and can build S4 into another world-beating company, the shares could easily double again over the coming years.I’ve been invested in WPP for a while, but the company has been going through a tough period. Would I be better backing Sir Martin’s vision of an all-digital future and buying S4 Capital shares?A long way to goS4’s growth strategy is aggressive, to say the least. The company is buying up successful digital marketing firms and then expanding them rapidly. So far, progress has been good. Revenue rose 61% to £141m during the first half of 2020 and the group reported its first operating profit – albeit a slim £2.5m.However, I think it’s fair to say a lot of this good news is already reflected in the valuation of this increasingly popular UK share. S4 shares now trade on 47 times 2021 forecast earnings.This multiple falls to 35 times forecast earnings for 2022. But, to me, that still looks expensive when I can buy WPP shares for just 10 times 2022 forecast earnings. WPP shares also provide a useful dividend yield, estimated to be around 4.7% next year.Advertising: the UK share I’d buyS4 Capital’s business is certainly growing much faster than that of WPP. But the larger firm has taken big steps to improve its performance I think these should pay off over the next year or two.When I’m buying shares, I try and look at the balance of risk and reward. For me, WPP looks fairly low risk. Investors are already cautious about this business, so if performance improves the shares could do well.On the other hand, the market is already excited about S4 Capital. The stock’s current valuation reflects strong growth forecasts. In my view, this could limit potential gains over the next year or two. On the other hand, any disappointment could see S4’s share price fall sharply.I may be wrong about S4 Capital and WPP. But the UK ad share I’d buy today is the one I already own — WPP.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Enter Your Email Address I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee.last_img read more


Got Prediabetes? 1 in 3 do and don’t know it


first_img Please enter your name here Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates more than 29 million people in the United States have diabetes, and another 86 million adults – more than 1 in 3 – are prediabetic.Free diabetes assessments are available, click here.To this point, a study published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association last September stated nearly half of all American adults have diabetes or prediabetes.We sat down with Damon Tanton, MD, endocrinologist at Florida Hospital, to ask a few questions about prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes. Below are his responses.What is diabetes?Diabetes is a disease that results in an abnormal rise in blood glucose (sugar) levels. This is also called hyperglycemia. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of this condition.So, what is prediabetes?Prediabetes – sometimes referred to as impaired fasting glucose (IFG), impaired glucose tolerance (IGT), or insulin resistance (IR) – is a condition where your blood sugar levels are higher than normal, especially after meals, but not high enough to be classified as type 2 diabetes.Are there signs or symptoms of prediabetes?The most common symptoms of insulin resistance are:Weight gain, especially around your mid-sectionCravings for sweets and carbohydratesExtreme fatigueSleepiness after carbohydrate-rich mealsLightheadedness or weakness when fastingUnexplained irritability, especially between mealsIrregular menstruation, increased miscarriage rate, infertilityA darkening of the folds of the skin, especially at the neck and groin [called acanthosis nigricans]So who’s most at risk for prediabetes?If you’re inactive and overweight, you should be tested. Other risk factors include:A close family member, such as a parent or sibling, who has diabetesAfrican-American, Latin-American or Asian/Pacific Islander descentElevated blood pressure, cholesterol or triglyceride levelsA history of gestational diabetes or polycystic ovary syndromeRequest a free diabetes screening.What can you do?If you’re concerned, ask to be tested at your next office visit, or schedule an appointment with your healthcare provider. He or she can order a simple, fasting blood test, similar to one drawn from those with diabetes.Will I develop Type 2 diabetes?Having prediabetes doesn’t mean you’ll definitely develop Type 2 diabetes. Without intervention, however, many patients with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes in the upcoming 5 years, according to the American Diabetes Association. If you have prediabetes, long-term damage— especially to your heart and circulatory system — may already be starting.What is Type 2 diabetes?High blood glucose (sugar) results when your body is no longer able to use the hormone, insulin, effectively — this is known as insulin resistance.At first, your pancreas – an organ located between your stomach and spine that helps with digestion – makes extra insulin to overcome this resistance.  Over time, however, the pancreas is unable to make enough insulin to keep blood glucose at normal levels.How does insulin work?Insulin transfers excess sugar from your blood to your cells to be used for energy. When your body becomes insulin resistant, sugar starts building in your blood, and this begins to cause damage to your blood vessels, nerves, and organs.So what’s the good news?Progression from prediabetes to type 2 diabetes isn’t inevitable.  You can prevent, or at least postpone, the conversion to diabetes.What can you do?With healthy lifestyle changes — such as eating healthy foods, regular physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight — you may be able to reverse your blood sugar level back to normal.Research shows optimizing your lifestyle not only reduces your risk for diabetes but does so even better than using medication. What’s more, improvements in glucose levels (and symptoms) may be seen in as little as three months.Source: National Institutes of Health; American Diabetes Association; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Florida Hospital Diabetes Institute Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 center_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here TAGSFlorida HospitalFocus on your healthPrediabetes Previous articleLeaving Netflix in JulyNext articleFlorida Hospital to begin using risk-predicting software Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Focus on your healthFrom Florida Hospital LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more


Textile workers built unions, led strikes and and fought racism


first_imgEyes on North CarolinaTextile workers built unions, led major strikes and fought racism starting in the 1920s in the South’s largest industry. The heaviest concentration of textile mills was in North Carolina. Charlotte was the Southern industry’s center point since its inception during the post-Reconstruction era, with many factories ringing its perimeter, within a few hours drive.Dick Reavis describes, in the Introduction to the Southern Worker online, “The Southern textile industry had boomed in response to government orders during World War I, but when peace came, orders and profits plummeted. Workers at more than a dozen mills went on strike in 1919-21, some of them spontaneously, some fanned by the AFL’s United Textile Workers. As many as 20,000 North Carolina [textile workers] walked out, including those at the Loray mill, [the largest textile plant in the region]. [But within] weeks, the mills were running again, having made no important concessions. The UTW largely abandoned the region, leaving both mill hands and their bosses embittered.”Loray Mill owners evicted the striking workers from company housing.Fred Beal, organizer for the National Textile Workers Union and the Communist Party, by March of 1929 realized that “North Carolina [is] key to the South; Gaston County [is] key to North Carolina, and the Loray Mill [is] the key to Gaston County.” Most of the 2,000 Loray workers lived in the company-owned, 450-unit village. Reavis writes, “In 1929, Loray’s white employees were laboring 55-66 hours per week for $12-$20, while their children worked 55-60 hours for as little as $5 per payday. The lowest-paid adult workers in the mill, a correspondent for the Baltimore Sun found, were African-American “scrubbers,” who earned $10.20 per week.” The plants were segregated.On March 30, 1929, some 1,000 workers from the Loray Mill attended a meeting. Afterwards, five participants were fired. Workers agreed to strike unless the mill owners granted their demands to rehire those who’d been fired, end piecework, ensure a five-day week with a $20-dollar weekly wage, pay women and children equally, end speed-ups, and provide less costly, better housing. Moreover, they had to recognize the union.1929: Strike wave in the CarolinasThe mill owners refused to accept the demands, forcing 2,000 white mill workers to strike. On April 3, Gov. Max Gardner, a mill owner, called in the National Guard, who arrested 10 striking workers the first day. When textile workers at nearby mills heard of the strikes, strikes soon occurred in Pineville, Forest City, Lexington and Bessemer City in North Carolina, and Spartanburg, Union, Woodruff, Anderson and Buffalo in South Carolina.The union really didn’t have a strategy for including African-American workers, who faced racism every day. White workers were often concerned with economic issues while Black workers had to deal with physically defending themselves from frequent white supremacist attacks. Union organizing in the South required understanding its unique conditions.By the end of April, the Loray Mill owners began evicting striking workers from the company-owned housing. In May, the NTWU had constructed a tent city to house striking workers, along with a new union office building. Many workers returned to work, some returning to picket lines after payday only to be violently attacked by police officers. After run-ins between the police and workers, 100 masked men, mostly police, attempted to raid the union office on June 7, resulting in the death of Chief Aderholt, and the wounding of two officers and several workers. By night’s end, 75 workers had been arrested and charged with conspiracy and capital murder, including two communists. Sixteen went on trial.Ella Mae WigginsOn Sept. 15, 22 workers from the Bessemer City plant drove to Gastonia to support the ongoing protest. Company goons blocked and ambushed their truck and shot at them, killing Ella Mae Wiggins, a worker and fervent union supporter. A white worker, she supported struggling Black plant workers.“For the next five months, the Communist Party and the International Labor Defense spent most of their resources to mount a defense in hearings, a mistrial, and finally, two Charlotte jury proceedings for the NTWU defendants whose indictments their lawyers had been unable to defeat,” states Reavis. Seven strikers and organizers who had fought off the June police attack were convicted. Denied an appeal, they forfeited bail and fled to the Soviet Union. Two returned, including Beal, and served prison time.In 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt — following workers’ struggles across the country — signed the National Industrial Recovery Act, which promised better wages and working conditions. When mill owners reduced workers’ hours without raising their hourly wages in May of that year, the United Textile Workers, AFL, threatened a strike, pushed by Southern mill workers.In September 1934, some 170,000 textile workers went on strike in the South,starting in Gastonia. The strike spread to the North, encompassed 1 million workers in the industry and was the largest strike in U.S. history at the time. It lasted 22 days. The bosses and their state governments mobilized 23,000 sheriff deputies, NationalGuard soldiers and private gunmen. Thirteen strikers were killed in the South, and two died in the North. Seven workers were murdered at the Chiquola Mill in Honea Path, S.C. The despair produced by this broken strike was manipulated by virulent racists, and the Ku Klux Klan grew in mill towns.Black workers led struggleagainst racism in the millsOpening up the textile mills to Black workers was a long struggle. Textile barons didn’t quickly adhere to anti-discrimination laws won by the Civil Rights Movement. Housing in the Cannon Mills’ company town of Kannapolis, N.C., was still segregated in 1969. Jim Crow bathrooms were the norm in the Greensboro plants of the Cone Mills until 1973.African-American workers led the fight against racist discrimination in the textile industry. In September 1965, Shirley Lea, with other African-American women, applied for work at the Cone Mills plant in Hillsborough, N.C. Denied jobs, they filed a groundbreaking lawsuit, Lea v. Cone Mills, under Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.In October 1969, Julius Adams — who was a leader of the 1963 civil rights protests in Danville, Va. — and 24 other Black workers sued Dan River Mills for biased hiring and promotion policies and segregation in the plants. Betsy Ann Broadnax took Burlington Industries, the biggest textile company of them all, to court.Despite these actions, in 1969, President Richard Nixon refused to enforce anti-discrimination provisions in military contracts held by Burlington Industries, J.P. Stevens and Dan River Mills.Yet the struggle continued. In 1970, Lucy Sledge sued J.P. Stevens, the second-biggest textile company, for racial discrimination in 11 plants in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. She was joined by 3,000 textile workers. Just a year before, the company had hired only 18 percent of African-American men and 4.5 percent of the Black women who sought work there, as compared to employing nearly 50 percent of white male and 25 percent of white female job applicants.Black workers persevered and made inroads into the textile industry. In 1976, nearly 33 percent of South Carolina textile workers were African American, up from 5 percent 12 years earlier. By 1980, African-American women formed 21 percent of the industry’s workforce countrywide, up from 12.4 percent in 1972.The largest union organizing drive of the 1970s was against J.P. Stevens. African Americans comprised 23 percent of its workforce in 1974. The textile company’s big Roanoke Rapids plant — where African-American workers made up 40 percent of the employees — was the heart of the union campaign. They voted in the Textile Workers Union that year.Spurred on by these workers, the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, formed in 1976, pushed on. Aided by a national boycott, the union forced J.P. Stevens to sign a contract in 1980.On Sept. 3, the Southern Workers Assembly, will be held from 1 – 5 p.m., at Wedgewood Baptist Church, 4800 Wedgewood Drive, Charlotte, N.Car. See SouthernWorker.org for information.Stephen Millies contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more


Bond committee tours campuses


first_imgDate constructed: 1957.Square feet: 367,497.Sits on: 46.21 acres.Capacity: 3,200.Students served: 3,543.Portable classrooms: 10.2012 Bond: Classroom additions; fine arts addition; gym addition; new tennis courts; locker room addition; cafeteria/kitchen expansion.Facility deficiencies: Auditorium seating capacity, 1,308; stage flooring, auditorium flooring, seating, lighting, painting, stage curtains and sound system are needed. Landgraf prepares for state budget debate Local NewsGovernment Bond committee tours campuses Pinterest WhatsApp Facebook By admin – May 10, 2018 Pinterest Previous articleCOLLEGE BASEBALL: Javelinas pull away to end Falcons’ season at LSC tourneyNext articlePermian Orchestra spring concert admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Date constructed: 1961.Square feet: 123,856.Sits on: 18.74 acres.Capacity: 1,101.Students served: 1,226.Portable classrooms: Nine.Deficiencies: Not enough space for current enrollment; age of the building, electrical and plumbing. Frost Technical Center, 104 S. Grandview Date constructed: 1955. It was a bread factory for many years. ECISD purchased it in 1998.Square feet: 30,842.Sits on: 3.67 acres.Students served: Cumulatively, 850 students a day are served in welding, auto tech, auto collision and repair, horticulture and construction technology.Portable classrooms: Two.Facility deficiencies: Age of the building, electrical and plumbing; lack of classroom space to grow and expand vocational programs. Jordan Elementary School, 9400 Rainbow Drive Landgraf staffer resigns following investigation Date Constructed: 1945.Square feet: 347,633.Sits on: 34.61 acres.Capacity: 3,292.Students served: 3,546.Portable classrooms: Seven.2001 Bond: Library, classroom additions, cafeteria/kitchen expansion.2012 Bond: Two-story academic wing; athletic locker rooms and gym; cafeteria/kitchen expansion; performing arts center.Facility deficiencies: Lack of space, age of the building, electrical and plumbing. Permian High School, 1800 E. 42nd St. Aboard three buses, the Ector County Bond Advisory Committee took a tour of five facilities to get an idea of the condition of some of Ector County Independent School District’s campuses.Sites included Permian High School auditorium, Crockett Middle School, Odessa High School, Frost Technical Education Center and Jordan Elementary School.The committee started meeting in April to discuss needs for a proposed tax ratification election and bond issue. $291,172,291 bond and tax proposals were rejected by voters in November 2017.Participants also walked the route from the Whitaker Building at OHS to the main building, which can make students late to class.Chief Operations Officer David Morris started off in the Permian auditorium where he said the stage flooring, theater flooring, curtains, sound system and chairs need replacing.Head Choir Director Aaron Hawley said the chairs were purchased used, the floors have to be re-sloped because when you’re in a wheelchair you go faster as you go forward.He added that a recent hail storm damaged the sound and lighting system and the stage curtain is rotting. Hawley said the theater teacher sews it back together and there are holes on the floor of the stage.Executive Director of Fine Arts Mark Lyon said the fine arts often rents facilities for performances and brings in people to provide sound, both of which cost money.Morris said roofs on the PHS property also need replacing, which would cost $6 million to $6.5 million. He added that ECISD doesn’t have the money to meet the deductible.At the Frost building, Executive Director of Career and Counseling Services Carla Byrne said there are safety and security concerns at the complex and because of space she will have to turn away 50 of next year’s prospective welding students.In the last six years, Byrne said there was a 93 percent increase in enrollment in career and technical education. CTE is offered district wide and some courses are held at Odessa College.But if there was more space, more courses in high-demand fields could be made available, she said.She added that space has had to be cobbled together and the greenhouse facilities are in disrepair. Byrne said she would like all the agriculture facilities moved out the facility on West Dunn Street. This would free up more space at Frost.Jordan Elementary School has had 10 or more portable classrooms on its property at any given time, Executive Director of District Operations Patrick Young said.The district has 135 portables and has ordered six more double-wides, two of which will go to the Alternative Education Center, Young said. He added that they are not energy efficient.Darrell Pearson, a partner with PBK, an architectural and engineering firm, said portables tax food service, restrooms, safety and security. PBK was the firm hired last year to evaluate district facilities for the proposed 2017 bond.Two bond committee members said they found the tour beneficial. Terrance Collins Williams was not on the last bond advisory committee.“Actually, I think the tour is the most eye-opening thing that I’ve done. To be able to actually go and see the facilities, have it explained, the importance … it brought it from an abstract issue to a concrete one,” Williams said. “Now that I see what my nephews, cousins, my own children are going through day in and day out with facilities, much less worrying about educating themselves. Now it makes it just that much more important. This is something that is totally needed and it’s needed urgently.”Grayson Hankins was on the previous bond advisory committee.Hankins said he liked that the group spent more time at each location than last time and it was “eye opening” to see what is done at the CTE building.“The same problems are still there. They haven’t gone away. For me, I think it was just good to see that I think we’re going to have to hone in on what we want to accomplish. Obviously, it would be nice if we could replace every building but that’s just not going to be feasible,” Hankins said.Just The FactsCrockett Middle School, 2301 N. Conover Twitter Church leaders condemn mayor’s disparaging comments Twitter Date Constructed: 1989.Square feet: 68,194.Sits on: 11.5 acres.Capacity: 715 students.Students served: 787.Portable classrooms: Eight.2001 Bond: Classroom additions.Facility deficiencies: Insufficient space for growing population.Odessa High School, 1301 N. Dotsy Facebook WhatsApp A Texas ranger walks outside the ambulance entrance at Medical Center Hospital after three sheriff deputies were shot in the line of duty Monday night in North Odessa. 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Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day


first_img Pinterest Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – August 24, 2018 Google+ News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty center_img Irish women having three alcoholic drinks a day Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleGallagher eases into World Quarter FinalsNext articleBritish holidaymakers could face price hikes in no-deal Brexit News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 Google+ Irish women are having an average of three alcoholic drinks a day.A new global study shows females here are now seventh in the world for the amount of alcohol they drink on a daily basis.Irish women now rank higher then men in a global league table of alcohol consumption.According to a new study by researchers at the University of Washington women here come seventh in the world for the amount they drink every day.Irish men have around four and half drinks a day – but don’t make it into the top ten male consumers.The report which is published in the Lancet Medical Journal warns that women may think that having one glass of wine isn’t harmful – but they’re actually pouring themselves three measures.The study says just one drink a day can slightly increase the chances of contracting 23 alcohol-related health problems. Pinterest Twitter Harps come back to win in Waterford Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more


New severe weather threat in Plains, Midwest this weekend


first_imgABC NewsBY: DANIEL MANZO, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Summer storms brought another round of heavy rain, flooding and damaging winds to parts of the eastern U.S. on Friday.An 89 MPH wind gust was reported in Cumberland County, New Jersey, on Friday night, and damaging winds downed some trees in Delaware as well. Over 4 inches of rain also fell in Winterthur, Delaware.These summer storms come just days after Isaias went through the region, bringing damaging winds and torrential rainfall. A city like Allentown, Pennsylvania, has seen more than 7 inches of rain so far in August, which is 6 inches above its month to date average.The good news is the summer storms are calming down in the eastern U.S. The threat for additional flash flooding is quite slim now, with only isolated storms possible.Attention turns to a new severe weather threat, this time in the Midwest.A couple of systems will combine to cause summer thunderstorms to develop later Saturday and into early Sunday. The threat Saturday will be from Nebraska to Minnesota, and then will move into central Minnesota and Wisconsin by Sunday.The main threat will be damaging winds and large hail. Any slow-moving thunderstorm could produce flash flooding as well.Meanwhile, in the south-central U.S., some of the summer heat will try to build this weekend. The heat index in parts of Oklahoma and Kansas is expected to be over 100 degrees. Therefore in some spots, a heat advisory has been issued.After Isaias, the Tropics are briefly much quieter. There is a system that is being monitored for development in the Atlantic, which only has a 10% chance of developing further. It is almost guaranteed that the Atlantic will fire up again with activity as we head further into August.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Ovarian development associated with first maturity in three Antarctic channichthyid species


first_imgIt has been known for some time that yolk deposition and final ovarian maturation were prolonged processes for many Antarctic fish. The adolescent phase in three species of channichthyid has been studied, based on an extensive series of samples over five seasons. Samples were obtained during a series of abundance estimation surveys on the shelf around South Georgia. Fish were measured, and sex and maturity stage determined from macroscopic examination of the gonads. It was found that for female Champsocephalus gunnari and Pseudochaenichthys georgianus the adolescent phase lasts <1 year but in Chaenocephalus aceratus it lasts for nearly 4 years.last_img


Centre for Early Modern Studies launched


first_imgA new Centre for Early Modern Studies was launched this week at a reception in Jesus College.  The Centre, based in the English faculty, brings together specialists in a range of disciplines including English, history, theology, music and oriental studies to promote research and study in the Early Modern period.  A conference on ‘Rethinking the Early Modern’ is planned for Trinity term and the Centre is keen to develop greater graduate involvement.  Dr Paulina Kewes, Fellow in English Literature at Jesus, said that the Centre offers “significant intellectual as well as career-development opportunities” for students. by Joshua Harrislast_img




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