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500.com hit by new Swedish regulations as revenue drops in H1

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 8th August 2019 | By contenteditor Email Address Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com has cited the ongoing impact of new regulations in Sweden as the primary reason behind a sharp year-on-year decline in net revenue during the six months to June 30, 2019. Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Topics: Finance Lottery Sports betting 500.com hit by new Swedish regulations as revenue drops in H1 Chinese online sports lottery provider 500.com has cited the ongoing impact of new regulations in Sweden as the primary reason behind a sharp year-on-year decline in net revenue during the six months to June 30, 2019.Net revenue totalled RMB25.4m (£3.0m/€3.2m/$3.6m) in the six-month period, down from RMB68.8m in the corresponding period last year.500.com was able to offset this decline partially by cutting its operating expenses from RMB226.5m in the first half of last year to RMB199.1m. This was primarily achieved by slashing sales and marketing costs from RM43.0m to RMB24.3m, while service costs were also down from RMB41.0m to RMB 33.5m.However, this was not enough to stop 500.com from posting an increase in the operating losses from continuing operations from RMB148.9m to RMB235.6m.500.com also reported that loss before income tax widened from RMB143.8m to RMB235.0m, while net loss from continuing operations grew from RMB122.2m to RMB234.6m.In terms of its performance in the second quarter, the results made for similar reading, with net revenue slipping 63.5% year-on-year to RMB11.1m.500.com put this down to a website migration in connection with the conversion of TMG’s Swedish licence, which required users to re-register. The provider also noted a decrease of RMB3.1m after halting its sports information services in China in March 2019.Operating loss from continuing operations in the three months to June 30 came in at RMB138.3m, compared to RMB72.0m in Q2 if last year, while net loss from continuing operations was up from RMB50.2m to RMB141.1m.Analysing the results, chief executive Zhengming Pan remained upbeat, focusing on the provider’s new agreements in its native China. “We have entered into framework agreements with Tianjin, Hunan and several other provinces and cities in China to assist them in developing physical sales channels of sports lottery tickets,” Pan said.“We also have started operations in Tianjin, Hunan, Hubei, Guangxi and several other provinces and cities in China. We will continue to look for additional opportunities to enhance value for our shareholders.”last_img read more

Express Limited (XPRS.ke) 2017 Annual Report

first_imgExpress Limited (XPRS.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Transport sector has released it’s 2017 annual report.For more information about Express Limited (XPRS.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Express Limited (XPRS.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Express Limited (XPRS.ke)  2017 annual report.Company ProfileExpress Limited is a transport and logistics company in Kenya which offers services for goods clearing and forwarding and warehousing. The company transports goods to the major towns and cities in Kenya and depots in South Sudan, North Sudan, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and the DRC. Express Limited operates a diverse fleet comprising trucks, small vans, trailers, low loaders, side loaders, cladded stainless steel tankers and forklifts. The company offers value-added services for its clients which includes handing customs documentation for imports and exports; coordinating pick-ups, clearing and door-to-door deliveries; pre-shipment inspections; warehouse logistics, and storing, cleaning and repairing empty containers. A division of Express Limited manages its investments in real estate. Express Kenya is a subsidiary of Etcoville Holdings Limited and its head office is in Nairobi, Kenya. Express Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) Q32017 Interim Report

first_imgPrestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Prestige Assurance Plc (PRESTI.ng)  2017 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfilePrestige Assurance Plc is an insurance company in Nigeria licensed to cover all classes on non-life insurance. The company offers products for motor, marine, bond, engineering, fire, aviation, oil and gas, and general insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc also provides all risk insurance and products for group personal accident, burglary, fidelity guarantee, workmen’s compensation, machinery breakdown, fire and allied perils, consequential loss insurance and liability insurance. Prestige Assurance Plc is a subsidiary of The New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai. It was founded in 1952. The company’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Prestige Assurance Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Time-restricted eating can overcome the bad effects of faulty genes and…

first_img Please enter your comment! Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 TAGStheconversation.com Previous articleWicked Wekiva Defense Will Aim To Shutdown Goodson, North GwinnettNext articleApopka Sports Hall of Fame awards scholarships Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Satchin Panda, Professor of Regulatory Biology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Adjunct Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology at UCSD, University of California San Diego and first published on theconversation.com.Timing our meals can fend off diseases caused by bad genes or bad diet. Everything in our body is programmed to run on a 24-hour or circadian timetable that repeats every day. Nearly a dozen different genes work together to produce this 24-hour circadian cycle. These clocks are present in all of our organs, tissues and even in every cell. These internal clocks tell us when to sleep, eat, be physically active and fight diseases. As long as this internal timing system work well and we obey them, we stay healthy.But what happens when our clocks are broken or begin to malfunction?Mice that lack critical clock genes are clueless about when to do their daily tasks; they eat randomly during day and night and succumb to obesity, metabolic disease, chronic inflammation and many more diseases.Even in humans, genetic studies point to several gene mutations that compromise our circadian clocks and make us prone to an array of diseases from obesity to cancer. When these faulty clock genes are combined with an unhealthy diet, the risks and severity of these diseases skyrocket.My lab studies how circadian clocks work and how they readjust when we fly from one time zone to another or when we switch between day and night shift. We knew that the first meal of the day synchronizes our circadian clock to our daily routine. So, we wanted to learn more about the timing of meals and the implications for health.Time-restricted eatingEating within an eight- to 12-hour window could diminish the impact of a bad diet and a broken body clock. amornchaijj/Shutterstock.comA few years ago we made a surprising discovery that when mice are allowed to eat within a consistent eight- to 12-hour period without reducing their daily caloric intake, they remain healthy and do not succumb to diseases even when they are fed unhealthy food rich in sugar or fat.The benefit surpasses any modern medicine. Such an eating pattern – popularly called time-restricted eating – also helps overweight and obese humans reduce body weight and lower their risk for many chronic diseases.Decades of research had taught us what and how much we eat matters. But the new discovery about when we eat matters raised many questions.How does simply restricting your eating times alter so many elements of personal health? The timing of eating is like an external time cue that signals the internal circadian clock to keep a balance between nourishment and repair. During the eating period, metabolism was geared toward nourishment. The gut and liver better-absorbed nutrients from food and used some for fueling the body while storing the rest.During the fasting period, metabolism switched to rejuvenation. Unwanted chemicals were broken down, stored fat was burned and damaged cells were repaired. The next day, after the first bite, the switch flipped from rejuvenation to nourishment. This rhythm continued every day. We thought that the timing of eating and fasting was giving cues to the internal clock and the clock was flipping the switch between nourishment and rejuvenation every day. However, it was not clear if a normal circadian clock was necessary to mediate the benefits of time restricted eating or whether just restricted eating times alone could flip the daily switch.Eating late at night can disrupt circadian rhythms and raise the risk of chronic diseases including obesity. Ulza/Shutterstock.comWhat if you have a broken internal clock?In a new study, we took genetically engineered animals that lacked a functioning circadian clock either in the liver or in every cell of the body.These mice, with faulty clocks, don’t know when to eat and when to stay away from food. So, they eat randomly and develop multiple diseases. The disease severity increases if they are fed an unhealthy diet.To test if time-restricted eating works with a damaged or dysfunctional clock, we simply divided these mutant mice into two different groups – one group got to eat whenever they wanted and the other group was only given access to food during restricted times. Both groups ate the identical number of calories, but the restricted eaters finished their daily ration within nine to 10 hours.We thought that even though these mice had restricted eating times, having the bad clock gene would doom them to obesity and many metabolic diseases. But to our utter surprise the restricted eating times trumped the bad effects of faulty clock genes. The mice without a functioning clock that were destined to be morbidly sick, were as healthy as normal mice when they consumed food during a certain period.The results have many implications for human health.The good newsFirst of all, it raises a big question: What is the connection between our genetically encoded circadian clock timing system and external time of eating? Do these two different timing systems work together like co-pilots in a plane so that even if one is incapacitated, the other one can still fly the plane?As we age, our body clocks become less accurate, and we become more prone to chronic diseases. Keeping regular, restricted eating times can keep us healthy longer. LightField Studios/Shutterstock.comDeep analyses of mice in our experiment revealed that time restricted eating triggers many internal programs that improve our body’s resilience – enabling us to fight off any unhealthy consequences of bad nutrition or any other stress. This boost in internal resilience may be the key to these surprising health benefits.For human health, the message is simple, as I say in my new book “The Circadian Code.” Even if we have faulty circadian genes as in many congenital diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome or Smith-Magenis syndrome, or carry a malfunctioning copy of nearly a dozen different clock genes, as long as we have some discipline and restrict eating times, we can still fend off the bad effects of bad genes.Similarly, other researchers have shown as we get older our circadian clock system weakens. The genes don’t function correctly so our sleep-wake cycles are disrupted – just as if we had a faulty clock. So, lifestyle becomes more important for older people who are at higher risk for many chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, fatty liver disease and cancer.As a potential translation to human health, we have created a website where anyone from anywhere in the world can sign up for an academic study and download a free app called MyCircadianClock and start self-monitoring the timing of eating and sleeping.Research has shown that our daily eating, sleeping and activity patterns can affect health and determine our long-term risk for various diseases. This app is part of a research project that uses smartphones to advance research into biological rhythms in the real world, while also helping you understand your body’s rhythms. http://mycircadianclock.org/#about-study, CC BY-SAThe app provides tips and guidance on how to adopt a time restricted eating lifestyle to improve health and prevent or manage chronic diseases. By collecting data from people with a varying risk for disease, we can explore how eating times can help to increase our healthy lifespan.We understand everyone’s lifestyle around the home, work and other responsibilities is unique and one size may not fit all. So, we hope people can use the app and some tips to build their personalized circadian routine. By selecting their own time window of eight to 12 hours for eating that best fits their lifestyle, they may reap many health benefits. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear last_img read more

e-philanthropy hotsheet discontinued

Howard Lake | 26 October 2000 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  13 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis e-philanthropy hotsheet discontinued Some Web resources burn brightly and then go out. Sadly Allison Schwein’s excellent e-philanthropy hotsheet has ceased publishing. Ms Schwein told subscribers: “my path has moved on and I am no longer able to commit the proper amount of time necessary to keep up with the fast paced world of nonprofits and the internet.” read more

Favela reporters censored by army, wave of attacks on regional journalists

first_imgNews October 19, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Favela reporters censored by army, wave of attacks on regional journalists RSF begins research into mechanisms for protecting journalists in Latin America Organisation 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies The army’s attempts to “pacify” and secure Brazil’s favelas and crack down on their drug traffickers before the 2014 Football World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games are raising concern about the accompanying violations of human rights and civil liberties in these communities, including the rights of their own journalists.News reporting by the residents of these poor neighbourhoods should enjoy the same safety guarantees and freedom from censorship as reporting by Brazil’s mainstream media.A series of incidents this month in Complexo do Alemão, a conglomeration of 13 favelas in Rio de Janeiro, has set a disturbing precedent and highlighted a reluctance on the part of the military to accept grass-roots reporting.They began on 2 October when favela reporter Patrick Granja filmed a video showing a resident being beaten up by eight soldiers. Receive email alerts Alarm after two journalists murdered in Brazil BrazilAmericas It circulated online and was posted on the websites of the newspaper A Nova Democracia (AND) and the Favela news agency, Agencia da Noticias das Favelas (ANF).The next day, reporters from AND and ANF were censored in the same favela by soldiers, who ordered them to stop filming. Follow the news on Brazil May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News to go further BrazilAmericas Reports After being told they needed an army permit to film, the reporters were themselves filmed by the soldiers.“Despite the army command’s subsequent apology and attempt to portray the incident as a ‘misinterpreted order,’ there are grounds for asking whether certain zones or neighbourhoods in Brazil are subject to a state emergency in which the normal right to report news and information is suspended,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We share the concern expressed by ANF. According to Complexo do Alemão’s inhabitants, restrictions were also imposed on an SBT TV crew. The fight against organized crime is necessary, but it should not lead to the creation of enclaves in which there is less respect for certain basic civil liberties than elsewhere. The defence ministry must be quite clear on this point.”Brazil’s journalists are exposed to a great deal of violence in certain regions, especially when they work for local, community or alternative media. The same applies to bloggers Since the start of the year, a total of four journalists have been killed in direct or probable connection with their work. Real efforts have been made to combat impunity in such cases but with mixed results.Three serious cases of violence against journalists in different regions were reported within a few days of each other earlier this month. They require an urgent response from the authorities. The first was on 3 October, when shots were fired at the home of Cid Ferreira, the host of political and social programmes on community radio Araibú FM in Russas, in the northeastern state of Ceará.Two days later, shots were fired at the car of Sérgio Ricardo de Almeida da Luz, a radio reporter who covers crime in Toledo, in the southern state of Paraná. Finally, on 9 October, journalist Antonio Carlos Ferrari was attacked in public in Itaporã, in the southwestern state of Mato Grosso do Sul, by two members of a rural land-owning family accused of using slave labour. News Help by sharing this information April 15, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en last_img read more

DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 15

first_imgHome Local News Business DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 15 Snap Inc. to Participate in the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference 2021 Rattler Midstream: 4Q Earnings Snapshot Octopus Energy U.S. to Discount Customers’ Bills by as Much as 90% Congressman Mike Conaway talks to the Odessa American on Jan. 7, 2018. Facebook Local NewsBusiness DAILY OIL PRICE: Feb. 15 WhatsApp Crude Oil: 61.34 (+.74)Nymex MTD AVG: 62.0433.Natural Gas: 2.580 (-.007).Gasoline: 1.7358 (+0.0228).Spreads: March/Apr. (+.17) Apr./May (+.39).Plains WTI Posting: 57.75 (+.75). Twittercenter_img Previous articleBuice hosts Kindness OlympicsNext articleTwo killed in three-vehicle crash admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Twitter Pinterest By admin – February 15, 2018 Facebook WhatsApp Foolproof Roasted Pork TenderloinHawaiian Roll Ham SlidersUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakePowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay last_img read more

Heartless couple steal from Ballybofey charity shop

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ WhatsApp Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBrexit related legal challenge will be heard next monthNext articleDonegal Half Marathon seek volunteers this Sunday admin Twitter Gardai are hunting a couple who robbed 11 dresses from a charity shop in the twin towns.The man and woman entered the premises at Flea Lane in Ballybofey on Friday afternoon carrying a red suitcase.It was noticed a short time later that the dresses had been stolen.Sergeant Siobhan Mollohan is looking for anyone with information to come forward:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Charity-Shop.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.center_img Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications By admin – August 13, 2019 WhatsApp Twitter Heartless couple steal from Ballybofey charity shop Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Facebook Google+last_img read more

Parents of 15-year-old Wimbledon star say Williams family ‘paved the way’ for her tennis success

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailABC News(LONDON) — Proud parents Corey and Candi Gauff watched their 15-year-old daughter, Cori “Coco” Gauff, defeat her tennis idol Venus Williams at Wimbledon on Monday, saying it was the Williams family who “paved the way” for girls like their daughter to have success in the sport.The Gauffs told Good Morning America that having Venus and Serena Williams as examples helped shape Cori’s confidence and love of tennis.“We hadn’t seen many African-American women in the sport, so when they started winning and having success and trailblazing, some of the challenges that they went through made it a lot easier to get into the sport and it allowed us to be a lot more confident about choosing [tennis],” Corey Gauff said.Before Cori was even born, Williams had already won two of her Wimbledon titles.“She fell in love with tennis,” her dad said.Candi Gauff also drew a comparison of the bond between the Williams sisters and their dad.“I really like the relationship between the father and daughter — that’s one of the things I see that Coco does with her dad and it’s a great relationship that is bonding and I just love it,” she said.Before her impressive performance on the grass, Cori said in a pre-match interview that she has “been dreaming to share the court with Venus.”Cori, who is the youngest player in the Open era to advance at Wimbledon through qualifying, is currently ranked No. 313 in the world and was able to defeat No. 44 ranked Williams in straight sets, 6-4.Her mom said she has been working on her composure and ability to focus “for a long time,” which helped her notch the win against the seven-time Grand Slam singles champion.“It finally has clicked in with her that if you just take one point at a time, one stroke at a time, one game at a time and just focus, breathe, move around and everything will come together,” Candi Gauff said. “And it just came together.”Immediately after the winning point against the living legend, the 15-year-old tennis player bent her knees, put her hands on her head and became overwhelmed with emotion.The teen said she is “literally living my dream right now,” adding that she “never thought I would get this far.”Even her dad’s excitement was on full display in the stands of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club when she clinched the match on Monday.“She saw me overreact by jumping up and throwing my hands up,” he said laughing. “So I was pretty excited.”Her dad added that Cori’s “doing great” and already has her sights set on the competition ahead.“She’s resting, sleeping in and getting ready to go to practice in a little bit to get ready for her next match,” he said. “She celebrated and wanted to get ready for the next match. See still has work to do and she’s got big goals so she’s gonna go after them.”Her mom said she knew right away her daughter was “destined” for big things.Candi Gauff recalled a time at her niece’s track practice when Cori “got up out of her stroller and just started running.”“The problem was she kept on running and kept on running,” her mom said. “But her determination was there, and I saw at an early age that she was destined to be something.”Gauff will face Magdaléna Rybáriková in the second round on July 3.Williams’ sister, Serena Williams, ranked No. 11, plays in her first round match today.Watch their interview with GMA below:Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Beau Lund Written bycenter_img July 2, 2019 /Sports News – National Parents of 15-year-old Wimbledon star say Williams family ‘paved the way’ for her tennis successlast_img read more

USS San Juan Sailors Participate in Biddeford-Saco Veterans Day Parade

first_img Training & Education View post tag: USS View post tag: day USS San Juan Sailors Participate in Biddeford-Saco Veterans Day Parade View post tag: participate View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: Juan View post tag: Parade View post tag: Biddeford-Sacocenter_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: San Seventeen Sailors assigned to Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS San Juan (SSN 751) participated in the Biddeford-Saco Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11.USS San Juan Chief of the Boat, Master Chief Electronics Technician Gaylord Humphries expressed the importance of participating in the parade because it culminates nearly two successful years in the shipyard. “San Juan has been in the shipyard for about two years and we have been participating in these types of events the entire time with our sponsoring city,” said Humphries.San Juan and its crew of 13 officers and 121 enlisted personnel arrived at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard April 8, 2010. While at the shipyard, the submarine underwent an engineered overhaul consisting of various maintenance work and several system upgrades.U.S. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe served as guest speaker at the Biddeford-Saco Veterans Day parade.“The relationship with the veterans of Biddeford and Saco has helped us better understand and appreciate the great sacrifices that have been made in all aspects of our Nation’s defense,” said Cmdr. Ollie Lewis, commanding officer, San Juan. “We are honored to take this opportunity to reflect during Veterans day and remind ourselves that our contributions are made while we stand on the shoulders of those who went before us.”Veterans Day began as Armistice Day to mark the victorious end of World War I, when the main hostilities were silenced at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Congress modified the name from Armistice Day to Veterans Day Nov. 8, 1954.[mappress]Source: navy, November 14, 2011 View post tag: sailors November 14, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today USS San Juan Sailors Participate in Biddeford-Saco Veterans Day Parade View post tag: Veterans Share this articlelast_img read more