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Fantasy Sports Market size is set to grow by USD 9.72 billion from 2024-2028, Launch of various apps for fantasy sports boost the market, Technavio

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Notable leagues include Draft Fantasy Football, McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy, Fantasy Premier League, and UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football.

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  • Notable leagues include Draft Fantasy Football, McDonald's FIFA World Cup Fantasy, Fantasy Premier League, and UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football.
  • Simultaneously, the sports betting market i s expanding rapidly due to the legalization of sports betting in various regions and advancements in digital platforms.
  • The sports sponsorship market is also thriving, with brands leveraging high-profile sports events to enhance visibility and consumer engagement.
  • Sensor Tower reports that the mobile application sector is a key driver of growth in the fantasy sports market.

Migliaccio and Rathod Investigates The CCM Health Data Breach

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is involved in the CCM Health data breach investigation, for a data breach affecting 85,258 individuals and their personal information.

Key Points: 
  • Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is involved in the CCM Health data breach investigation, for a data breach affecting 85,258 individuals and their personal information.
  • CCM Health (“CCM”) provides health services through hospitals and other healthcare facilities, where it acquires the sensitive data of patients.
  • On an unspecified date, CCM Health (“CCM”) became aware of suspicious activity on its network.
  • Have you received a data breach letter, email, or other notice from CCM Health?

Bank of Hawai‘i Promotes James C. Polk to President; Appoints Matthew K.M. Emerson Chief Retail Banking Officer

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Friday, July 19, 2024

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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20240718875567/en/
    Bank of Hawai‘i Vice Chair and Chief Retail Banking Officer Matthew K.M.
  • Emerson (Photo: Business Wire)
    As president of the Company, Polk will continue to oversee Commercial Banking, Merchant Services, Cash Management, and Wealth Management.
  • As Bank of Hawai‘i’s newly appointed chief retail banking officer, Vice Chair Matthew K.M.
  • Emerson will be responsible for the bank’s Consumer Banking products, Branch Banking and Contact Center, and will report to James Polk.

Canada Child Benefit increases again to keep up with the cost of living

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Friday, July 19, 2024

That's why the Government of Canada created the Canada Child Benefit to give extra financial support to hard-working, middle-class families and to give kids the best possible start in life.

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  • That's why the Government of Canada created the Canada Child Benefit to give extra financial support to hard-working, middle-class families and to give kids the best possible start in life.
  • The Canada Child Benefit has been indexed to inflation using Consumer Price Index data as reported by Statistics Canada—a widely used measure of inflation.
  • Indexing the Canada Child Benefit occurs every July, ensuring that the benefit protects families from inflation and provides certainty and predictability of support that parents can count on.
  • The Canada Child Benefit is part of our work to support families and make life cost less.

How conspiracy theories polarize society and provoke violence

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Friday, July 19, 2024

In today’s technologically interconnected world, the ability to concoct and spread conspiracy theories has become easier than ever before.

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  • In today’s technologically interconnected world, the ability to concoct and spread conspiracy theories has become easier than ever before.
  • BlueAnon, a play on QAnon, refers to conspiracy theories espoused by liberals.
  • The rapid dissemination of such theories has fuelled already existing echo chambers, where misinformation was amplified often without verification or critical examination.

What are conspiracy theories

  • Conspiracy theories are essentially misinformation advanced by a few individuals or groups to explain certain events.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic saw a plethora of conspiracy theories about everything from the origin of the virus to the safety of vaccines.
  • In Canada, conspiracy theories swirled during the so-called Freedom Convoy that occupied downtown Ottawa for weeks in 2022.

Dangers of conspiracy theories

  • Radicalizing People to Violence: Conspiracy theories provide individuals with the necessary ideology to justify violence.
  • Harming innocent people: Conspiracy theories can harm innocent people who may have nothing to do with them.
  • Fuelling racism and bigotry: Conspiracy theories can fuel racism against certain groups.
  • Undermining democratic institutions: Conspiracy theories often intentionally target democracy and its institutions.

What can we do together?

Long COVID puzzle pieces are falling into place – the picture is unsettling

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Friday, July 19, 2024

Long COVID is a term that describes the constellation of long-term health effects caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

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  • Long COVID is a term that describes the constellation of long-term health effects caused by infection with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
  • I am a physician scientist, and I have been deeply immersed in studying long COVID since the early days of the pandemic.
  • Over the first half of 2024, a flurry of reports and scientific papers on long COVID added clarity to this complex condition.

How long COVID affects the body

  • In 2020, when the ancestral strain of SARS-CoV-2 was dominant and vaccines were not available, about 10.4% of adults who got COVID-19 developed long COVID.
  • In other words, unvaccinated people were more than twice as likely to develop long COVID.
  • While researchers like me do not yet have concrete numbers for the current rate in mid-2024 due to the time it takes for long COVID cases to be reflected in the data, the flow of new patients into long COVID clinics has been on par with 2022.
  • Estimates for the first year of the pandemic suggests that at least 65 million people globally have had long COVID.
  • It concludes that long COVID is a complex chronic condition that can result in more than 200 health effects across multiple body systems.

A long road ahead

  • Such findings parallel other research showing that the virus persists in various organ systems for months or years after COVID-19 infection.
  • Together, these studies may explain why a SARS-CoV-2 infection years ago could still cause new health problems long after the initial infection.
  • Important progress is also being made in understanding the pathways by which long COVID wreaks havoc on the body.

An ongoing threat

Travellers' Choice Awards Recognize Ocean Adventures, Columbus, and Selvatica for the Excellence

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

CANCUN, Mexico, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- We are very proud to announce that Ocean Adventures, our marina in Punta Cana; Columbus Romantic Dinner Cruise at Marina Aquatours in Cancun; and Selvatica, our adventure park in Puerto Morelos, have been recognized during the Travelers' Choice Awards 2024 due to the excellent reviews received from their visitors on the Tripadvisor platform.

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  • "We are committed to creating unforgettable experiences in harmony with the environment and ensuring fair workspaces.
  • This is the sixth time that Ocean Adventures has been part of this prestigious award, thanks to the diversity of its activities and the excellent service provided.
  • Our recognition stems from the diligent work we have undertaken, both internally and externally, across every aspect of our brands.
  • While the activities we offer are highly attractive, it is they who make these moments truly unforgettable.

Action Camera Market size is set to grow by USD 3.65 billion from 2024-2028, Growing popularity of social networking sites boost the market, Technavio

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

The global action camera market is experiencing a significant transition from developed to developing nations.

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  • The global action camera market is experiencing a significant transition from developed to developing nations.
  • This shift is primarily due to the escalating popularity of adventure tourism and improving sports facilities in emerging economies.
  • The reach of action cameras remains limited in countries like India and China, creating a vast business opportunity for vendors.
  • The action camera market is experiencing significant growth, driven by primary drivers like voice control technology and extreme sporting events.

BronzeLens Presents its 15th Annual Film Festival from August 21 through August 25, 2024

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

ATLANTA, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Anniversary Celebration for the BronzeLens Film Festival takes place August 21 through August 25 in Atlanta, Georgia. Films produced or directed by well-known members of the legal, entertainment, film, and television industry are in the 2024 BronzeLens Official Film Selections line-up. Among those of note:

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  • Inaugural Filmmakers Ball, Cinema and Social Justice Sunday, and the BronzeLens Awards Elevate the BronzeLens Experience
    ATLANTA, July 18, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The 15th Anniversary Celebration for the BronzeLens Film Festival takes place August 21 through August 25 in Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Films produced or directed by well-known members of the legal, entertainment, film, and television industry are in the 2024 BronzeLens Official Film Selections line-up.
  • "The quality of our 2024 film submissions exceeded our expectations," said Kathleen Bertrand, BronzeLens Film Festival Executive Producer.
  • A snapshot of the 2024 BronzeLens Film Festival programming is as follows:
    Tara Atlanta serves as headquarters for BronzeLens 2024 Official Film Selections daily screenings and all panels and workshops.

Centerra Gold Publishes 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance Report

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Thursday, July 18, 2024

TORONTO, July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra” or the “Company”) (TSX: CG) (NYSE: CGAU) has published its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") Report, which outlines the Company’s performance on sustainability-related material topics.

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  • TORONTO, July 18, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Centerra Gold Inc. (“Centerra” or the “Company”) (TSX: CG) (NYSE: CGAU) has published its 2023 Environmental, Social and Governance ("ESG") Report, which outlines the Company’s performance on sustainability-related material topics.
  • The full report can be accessed on Centerra’s website at www.centerragold.com/sustainability .
  • Paul Tomory, President and Chief Executive Officer of Centerra, commented “2023 was a year of meaningful progress in our sustainability journey, marked by significant achievements across the organization.
  • Received independent assurance of conformance with the World Gold Council’s Responsible Gold Mining Principles.