So what is it about gambling that makes it so addictive?To answer those questions you've got to go back to when humans were simple hunter-gatherers and our only job was to survive."In simplistic terms our brains are designed in such a way that they seek rewards," explains Dr Cyrus Abbasian, an addiction specialist at Nightingale Hospital in London.
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The Dodgers are 15-6 this June, after going 17-9 in that month last year and 21-7 in 2017.Their last three games have been particularly pulsating, each of them won on a walk-off home run by a rookie.Their 3.16 team ERA is the best in the major leagues, and they lead the National League in on-base percentage and slugging percentage.Cody Bellinger is an MVP candidate, and Max Muncy is following his 2018 breakout with another fine offensive season.The Dodgers are still seeking their first World Series title since 1988, but what they’ve already done within their division is noteworthy.Los Angeles opened the NL Division Series in 2013 with the following eight position players in the starting lineup: Carl Crawford, Mark Ellis, Hanley Ramirez, Adrian Gonzalez, Yasiel Puig, Juan Uribe, Skip Schumaker and A.J.
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Bookmakers have been forced to radically overhaul prices for next month's Darley July Cup after it was announced on Monday that ante-post favourite Blue Point has been retired to stud.Blue Point bows out at the very top of the sprinting division having become a href=" https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/48732027 " target="_blank" class="gtm-content-external-links">the first horse since Choisir in 2003 to win the King’s Stand Stakes and Diamond Jubilee Stakes in the same week.Godolphin's star sprinter was immediately promoted to outright favouritism for the July Cup next month after holding off the fast-finishing Dream Of Dreams in Saturday's Diamond Jubliee Stakes, but Monday's announcement means we now have a new favourite for Newmarket's flagship Group 1 prize.Advertise now heads a wide-open market at top-price 5/1 with Ladbrokes after winning the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup under Frankie Dettori last week, with Dream Of Dreams a widely-available 6/1 second-favourite to go one place better than he did on Saturday.Blue Point's retirement leaves a gaping hole at the summit of the sprinting division but connections clearly feel that this is the right time to retire the multiple Group 1 winner, who clearly has great potential as a stallion.Blue Point Retires ‘Fit and Well’His trainer Charlie Appleby said on Monday: "After a fantastic Royal Ascot bookended by wins in the Group 1 King's Stand and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee and subsequent discussions with his highness Sheikh Mohammed we feel it is the right time to retire Blue Point.
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Boris Johnson could trigger a UK general election before the end of the year if he is voted in as Prime Minister this summer.That is the view of a growing number of political commentators who are assessing the instability at Westminster right now.As the Daily Express reported over the weekend, Mr Johnson — the clear frontrunner to beat Jeremy Hunt to the Tory leadership — is planning to call an early election if he is chosen to head his party.And the bookmakers are following suit.Coral have narrowed their odds on a general election in 2019 from 2/1 last week to 13/8.Why Would Boris Call General Election?The UK is gridlocked on where to go with Brexit and two men — Johnson and Hunt — are now battling it out to become the new Tory leader and thus replace Theresa May as Prime Minister.
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A campaign making various false claims about Northern Ireland has been linked by researchers to a Russian intelligence agency.A Russian intelligence agency is suspected of spreading so-called ‘fake news’ about Northern Ireland, an investigation has found.The Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab) launched an investigation following Facebook’s removal of a handful of suspected Russian fake accounts in May 2019.An investigation of the accounts revealed a larger operation spread across 30 different social networks and blogging platforms.“The operation shows online platforms’ ongoing vulnerability to disinformation campaigns,” DFRLab said in a Medium post detailing the investigation.“Far more than on Facebook, which exposed it, or Twitter, the operation maintained fake accounts on platforms such [as] Medium and Reddit, and online forums from Australia to Austria and from Spain to San Francisco.
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Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic has announced plans to remove liquor dispensers from guest room minibars in a bid to provide its guests with more tranquility.News about the property’s decision arrive after a series of deaths of tourists in the Dominican Republic, some of which reportedly involved alcohol.Two of those deaths occurred at Hard Rock’s casino resort.Commenting on their recent decision, Hard Rock Punta Cana’s General Manager, Erica Lopez, told media that it was due to the property’s hopes to “provide more tranquility for guests.” Ms. Lopez went on to explain that the move was not prompted by the two above-mentioned incidents of guests dying during their stay at the hotel and casino complex.The Caribbean nation welcomed about 6.5 million tourists last year, more than any other nation in the region, according to stats released by the Caribbean Tourism Organization.Of those 6.5 million international tourists, about 2.2 million were from the United States.
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The Broadcast Authority of Ireland has put forward a new submission to regulate harmful online content and video content on social media sites.The Broadcast Authority of Ireland (BAI) has published a submission on the regulation of “harmful online content”.The  submission proposes new statutory regulation for online content and videos, a national framework for online safety and the implementation of the EU’s revision of the Audiovisual Media Services directive.All EU member states are required to bring the provisions of the AVSM directive into law by 2020.The revised directive extends certain audiovisual rules to video sharing platforms such as YouTube and audiovisual content shared on social media sites such as Facebook.It aims to provide increased protections for minors on video-sharing platforms and reinforce protection on both TV and video on-demand against incitement to violence or hatred.
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Eldorado Resorts and Caesars Entertainment have agreed a cash and stock merger, valued at $18bn by a Reuters report
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The NHS has announced it will be opening its first gambling clinic for children later this year, in an attempt to help and offer support to those vulnerable to developing gambling addictions
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In Cambodia, two people have been pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed building - more than two days after Saturday's disaster.The two survivors were given water and taken to hospital in the coastal town of Sihanoukville.The death toll earlier had risen to 25 at the Chinese-owned construction site.A similar number were reported injured.The seven-storey building collapsed on Saturday morning before dawn, with many workers asleep inside.The two people were rescued several hours after officials had said they did not believe any more survivors would be found alive.
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The 2016 election of US president Donald Trump ushered in a new era of commentary for cartoonists.How does Liza Donnelly weather the political storm?From the Kavanaugh hearings to the Mueller report, cartoonist Liza Donnelly feels that Trump’s presidency has brought with it a black cloud that now hovers atop the White House.Her role is to illustrate this disruption and be a voice for the public, reflecting their emotions on the sketchpad.It’s not always easy but, luckily, Donnelly is an optimist.“I believe there have been times in the history of our country where things have been almost as bad as this, so I have hope that we’re going to pull through this.
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This Pride month we must remember that the ‘T’ is not silent in LGBTQ, and we must listen to what the trans community has to say about their experiences in STEM and wider society.In my years as a journalist, sub-editor and editor, I’ve picked up valuable knowledge from moments where what I thought were hard and fast rules were challenged.This letter claimed that the “inappropriately close relationship” between UK universities and Stonewall UK, an LGBTQ equality charity, was “stifling” academia and was also highlighted in a separate article in the paper.Specifically, the letter took issue with membership of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, which provides universities with guidance on how to be respectful of trans students and colleagues.At least two open letters sprung up in response, throwing their support behind the safety and inclusion of all staff and students, including trans and gender-diverse people.One from The Inclusion Group for Equity in Research in STEMM (TIGERinSTEMM) was published in the same newspaper yesterday (23 June) amounting to 1,900 signatures at last count.
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A version of this article was originally published by The Conversation (CC BY-ND 4.0)Imagine a world in which Siri always understands you, Google Translate works perfectly and the two of them create something akin to a Doctor Who-style translation circuit.Imagine being able to communicate freely wherever you go (not having to mutter in school French to your Parisian waiter).It’s an attractive, but still distant prospect.They were, in fact, just saying my name, Pat.My ‘Aha!’ moment happened in a coffee shop (“Flat white for pet!” gave me a pause).
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A Government investment of €40m will help SFI launch the second phase of its Trinity-based AMBER research centre.AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) centre for Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research, has launched its second phase, which will see it add 350 new research positions between now and 2025.The phase is being delivered via €40m in funding over the next six years through SFI’s research centre programme, coupled with €77m in cash and in-kind contributions.AMBER will raise this investment from international and non-exchequer sources.AMBER runs academic and industry-oriented scientific research into materials important in sectors such as ICT, medtech, personalised and regenerative medicine, energy, sustainable materials, and manufacturing.It currently partners with more than 40 companies across these fields and will continue to significantly scale its industry investment during this next phase.
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TAGs: discrimination, Lawsuit, MGM, MGM Grand Detroit, MGM ResortsPaul Ross worked for MGM Grand Detroit in Michigan, one of MGM Resorts International’s properties, for almost 20 years.He started as a slot supervisor, working his way up the ladder to become assistant shift manager.The 49-year-old had done well, able to be relatively comfortable and secure with his substantial tenure at the casino, even if he hadn’t reached the rung he aspired to attain.However, this past February he was suddenly let go and everything came to a grinding halt; his world turned upside down in the blink of an eye.Ross, an African-American, now asserts that his dismissal was unlawful and is suing the venue, and MGM Resorts, for discrimination.
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TAGs: OSGA, scam, Top Notch GamingAccording to a report by Off Shore Gaming Association (OSGA), a new online sports gambling platform has emerged that should most likely be avoided like the bubonic plague.The site, which looks for “the good, the bad and the ugly sportsbooks,” wants everyone to know that a new platform, Top Notch Odds, is tied to a known fraudster and that, with all the sports gambling options available, this one should be ignored.OSGA provides a back story to remind gamblers about BetMayor, which has previously been called out for stealing user funds.That site, and its scandal, led to the creation of WagerWin, created to bail out BetMayor.WagerWin lasted about four months before the next site, Wager506, was created.
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So you know enough about your career interests that you have elected to study in a particular field, one that will lead to a fulfilling career that plays to your skills.It’s nice to know this in principle, but it would be really helpful to have some of the more concrete details on what’s required.Luckily, Enriko Jacobson from Amgen walked us through the types of things he does as a graduate with the pharma giant.Yes, I like data analytics.What drew you to Amgen when you were seeking work as a graduate?Amgen is a big international company, which presents many opportunities for development.
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Eldorado Resorts has agreed to merge its casino business with Caesars Entertainment Corp. in a cash and stock deal that values the latter company to $18 billion, sources familiar with the ongoing deal talks said on Sunday.News about the two operators’ merger arrive a few months after it first emerged that they have engaged in consolidation discussions.At press time, the combination is yet to be confirmed by Eldorado and Caesars.The deal values Caesars at nearly $13 a share, sources said.Ownership of the combined entity would be split roughly between the two casino operators.The price is almost in line with what Caesars has been understood to have expected from a potential buyer.
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Mypicdrop founder Karina Kelly is a serial entrepreneur who swears by the support networks she has found in the Irish start-up ecosystem.A proud Roscommon woman living in Donegal with her husband and two kids, her current venture, Mypicdrop, is pitched as ‘your digital shelf stacker’.After a stint in Asia, she returned to Ireland and started her first company in 2006.Then recession hit, she let all of her staff go and pivoted to selling radiators online.After gaining some experience in business development with Elavon Merchant Services, Kelly returned to the lure of entrepreneurship in 2017, founding 360 Crew with her husband.“The online production team can then focus on value-add activities rather than content gathering, editing and organising.”
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