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Live netball updates: Silver Ferns v England, second test

All the action from the second netball test between the Silver Ferns and England.

Killamarsh: Man charged with murders of mother, two children and friend on sleepover in Derbyshire

A man has been charged with the murders of a mother, her two children and their friend, who were killed during a sleepover at a home in Killamarsh, Derbyshire.

Entain shares soar to life high after DraftKings' $22.4 bln buyout proposal

Sept 22 (Reuters) – Entain’s shares jumped 10% to an all-time high on Wednesday after the gambling firm revealed a $22.4 billion takeover proposal from Boston-based DraftKings which was nearly double a bid it rejected from MGM this year.

Shares rose to 24.9 pounds after the opening bell on UK’s bluechip index, below the 28 pounds per share that has been proposed by DraftKings.

There has been speculation of another bid from MGM, with which Entain has a joint venture in the United States, after a $4.4 billion asset sale by the casino group last month.

WTO’s agri pact tilted against developing countries: Goyal

‘Historical asymmetries must be corrected for a fair order’

The Agreement on Agriculture at the WTO is riddled with deep imbalances, which favour the developed countries and have tilted the rules against many developing countries, said Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal.

The Minister said that historical asymmetries and imbalances must be corrected to ensure a rule-based, fair and equitable order.

Mr. Goyal said this while addressing the G-33 Virtual Informal Ministerial Meeting. Out of a total of 47 G-33 members, representatives from 21 countries, including India, took the floor to make the brief intervention.

Mr. Goyal said G-33 must strive for positive outcomes on a permanent solution to public stockholding for food security purposes, which was of utmost importance, finalisation of a special safeguard mechanism (SSM) quickly, and a balanced outcome on domestic support.

The Minister urged the members to work collectively to retain the cohesion of the G-33 coalition and strengthen it further by reaching out to other like-minded developing groups to secure their support for a fair, balanced and development-centric outcome on agriculture at the 12th conference in Geneva.

The meeting concluded with the adoption of the G-33 joint ministerial statement reaffirming commitment for expeditious resolution of the WTO’s mandated issues in agriculture.

Babbel Group To Postpone IPO Due To Adverse Market Conditions

Babbel Group said it has decided to postpone the contemplated initial public offering due to presently adverse market conditions.

The initial listing of the shares of Babbel on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (Frankfurter Wertpapierb?rse) was originally planned for September 24, 2021.

Babbel and its shareholders remain committed to listing on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange in the mid-term.

Weighty Matters: Adult Obesity Rate Highest In Mississippi, Lowest In Colorado

In the U.S., the number of states in which at least 35% of residents are obese has risen to 16. This compares to 12 in 2019 and 9 in 2018, according to data published in the CDC 2020 Adult Obesity Prevalence Maps.

The 16 states with high prevalence of obesity are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia.

In adults, if their body mass index is 30.0 or more, they are considered as obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The obesity prevalence rate is the highest in Mississippi, with 39.7%, while it is the least in Colorado, with 24.2%.

Obesity is a growing epidemic. In 1990, obese people made up only less than 15% of the population in most of the states in the U.S., according to reports.

There a number of health risks associated with obesity – say, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, sleep apnea and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).

Besides affecting the health of individuals, obesity also impacts a nation’s economy.
According to a study published in the journal PLOS ONE, “obesity accounts for over $170 billion in excess medical costs per year in the United States”.

FedEx Corporation Q1 adjusted earnings Miss Estimates

FedEx Corporation (FDX) announced earnings for first quarter that decreased from the same period last year.

The company’s earnings came in at $1.11 billion, or $4.09 per share. This compares with $1.25 billion, or $4.72 per share, in last year’s first quarter.

Excluding items, FedEx Corporation reported adjusted earnings of $1.19 billion or $4.37 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $5.00 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.

The company’s revenue for the quarter rose 14.0% to $22.0 billion from $19.3 billion last year.

FedEx Corporation earnings at a glance:

-Earnings (Q1): $1.19 Bln. vs. $1.28 Bln. last year.
-EPS (Q1): $4.37 vs. $4.87 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $5.00
-Revenue (Q1): $22.0 Bln vs. $19.3 Bln last year.

-Guidance:
Full year EPS guidance: $19.75 to $21.00

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