Activists slam China’s use of bear bile in virus treatment

first_imgChinese workers collect bile from a caged bear at a farm in Fujian province. AFP But the National Health Commission inMarch issued guidelines recommending the use of “Tan Re Qing” – aninjection that contains bear bile powder, goat horn and three other medicinalherbs –- to treat critically ill coronavirus patients. The move comes just weeks after Chinabanned the sale of wild animals for food, citing the risk of diseases spreadingfrom animals to humans. BEIJING – China has approved the use ofbear bile to treat coronavirus patients, angering activists and raising fearsit could undermine efforts to stop the illegal animal trade which is blamed forthe emergence of the new disease sweeping the globe. It is one of six traditional Chinesemedicine products included in the directive. (AFP)last_img read more

Busy Kindred Group hits World Cup high notes during H1 2018

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 Share Submit Mace launches EQ Connect to solve the industry’s ‘single view’ conundrum on identifying risk  August 10, 2020 GiG lauds its ‘B2B makeover’ delivering Q2 growth August 11, 2020 Related Articles Stockholm-listed European online gambling firm Kindred Group Plc continues its streak of ‘all-time highs’ reporting significant growth across its underlying corporate metrics and KPIs for its interim H1 2018 trading period (unaudited January-June 2018).Publishing its latest trading update, Kindred reports strong organic growth across its products and services driven by significant customer activity recorded during World Cup Russia 2018.Corporate revenues for Q2 2018 amounted to £219 million up 33% on corresponding Q2 2017’s £166 million, as the Stockholm enterprise reports H1 2018 gross revenues totalling £427 million (H1 2018: £319 million).Detailing a period of high customer activity for Q2 2018, Kindred was able to sustain its active player base at the +1.5 million mark (Q2 2017: +1.1 million), further representing a substantial increase on Q1 2018’s + 1.3 million.At present, an enlarged Kindred Group now operates its services in ‘20 different languages within more than 100 countries’.The multi-market operator, details that it was able to sustain strong operating margins across its product portfolio helping the company achieve an Underlying EBITDA for Q2 2018 at £42 million (Q2 2017: 33.4 million), and £89 million  (H1 2017: 63.7 million)  for the first half of 2018.Closing a busy H1 2018 trading period Kindred governance declares corporate profits of £55 million (H1 2017: £37 million) of which Q2 2018 contributing £25 million (Q2 2017: £20.4 million).Updating investors, Henrik Tjärnström, Chief Executive of Kindred Group commented on H1 2018 trading:“The World Cup provided a significant all-time high in customer activity and continued strong organic growth, and unexpected results led to a sportsbook margin of 8.2 per cent after free bets.Our gross winnings revenue up 31 per cent and all-time high in active customersOur underlying EBITDA grew by 25 per cent compared to the same period last year (+27 per cent organic and in constant currencies).” “In the period up to 22 July 2018, average daily Gross winnings revenue in GBP was 29 per cent higher compared to the same period in 2017. Adjusting for the impact of exchange rate changes, the growth was 30 per cent”.Kindred Group – H1 2018 Overviewlast_img read more

Letterkenny 24/7: Paul Doherty wins Remembrance 10k

first_imgLetterkenny Triathlon Club Notes: Paul Doherty wins Remembrance 10k Congrats to all club members who took part in the Remembrance 10k on Sunday. The annual race had over 500 entrants despite the wintry conditions. The club had a great turnout and the lovely flat course ensured competitors posted some brilliant times. Paul Doherty was the overall winner in a time of 36:40. This was Paul’s first ever podium finish and he was delighted his hard work and dedication to his training paid off!Peter O’ Donnell was 7th in a time of 38:25 while Paddy McGee also posted a sub 40 minute time fresh from his Sea to Summit adventures last weekend. Natasha Kelly was the first 24/7 woman home, 2nd woman overall, in an impressive PB of 40:53, showing her cross country training has served her well. Liam Tinney also finished with a PB in a time of 42:47.There was also excellent runs from Stephen Robinson, Lisa Dalton, Seamus Morrison and Terence Quinn. Well done to everyone who raced, it was great to see so many 24/7 members racing in the last 10k of the season.Club Turbo Sessions Club turbo sessions will begin this Sunday at Speer Performance at 9am.Anyone that has requested the use of club turbos will be notified when these are available.Get well wishesThe club would like to extend get well wishes and a speedy recovery to Andrea McGettigan after her recent accident.Club Christmas Party The club Christmas party and presentation night will be held in Arena 7 at 8pm on Friday 2nd December. Tickets are available at club swim sessions or from committee members.Club TrainingClub training continues as follows:Tuesday: Track session- 7.45pm Wednesday: Swim session- Advanced 7-8pm, Intermediate/ Beginners 8-9pmThursday: Long Run session leaves from Aura at 6.30pmSaturday: Club cycle leaves from Aura at 8amSunday: Turbo Sessions at Speer Performance 9amEveryone welcome.Remembrance 10k Full ResultsPaul Doherty                      36:40Peter O’Donnell                               38:25Paddy McGee                   39:24Gavin Crawford                40:28Natasha Kelly                     40:53Stephen Robinson           41:16Seamus Morrison            41:47Adrian Callaghan              42:12Liam Tinney                        42:47Lisa Dalton                          44:17Fionnuala Larkin               45:18Terence Quinn                  47:39Sharon Black                      48:33Anne Robinson                 49:26Pauric Mitchell                  50:54Martina McDaid                51:23Raj Mehan                          54:27Fiona McDaid                     55:48Rachael Stilvern                                55:53Caroline McCabe              68:23 Letterkenny 24/7: Paul Doherty wins Remembrance 10k was last modified: November 22nd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:letterkenny 24/7Sportthleticslast_img read more