‘Child abuser’ lands in jail

first_imgAcita was caught on the strength of an arrest around 12 p.m. on June 15, it added. Police officers served the warrant issued by Judge Raymond Joseph Javier of the Regional Trial Court Branch 60 in Cadiz City dated June 20, 2016.The suspect was detained in the lockup facility of the Cadiz City police station. BACOLOD City – Police arrested a man in Barangay Zone 6, Cadiz City, Negros Occidental.Resident Emmanuel Acita Sr., 30, faces a charge for violation of Republic Act 7610, or the Special Protection of Children against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act, a police report showed.center_img A P200,000 bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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2020 Tokyo Olympics seems a realistic possibility: Sania Mirza

first_imgNew Delhi: For Sania Mirza, becoming a mother has been “the most eventful thing” in her life, but she is now working on getting herself back on the tennis court. The tennis star says playing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics seems like a realistic goal, but she doesn’t want to put too much pressure on herself.“Being pregnant and having a baby was probably the most eventful thing that happened to me, but having said that, it has been over two months now, and I am coming back in shape and losing all the weight,” Sania told IANS on the phone from Hyderabad.“My fitness trainer is coming in February. And the goal, hopefully, is to try to get back at the end of the year and start playing competitive (tennis) again,” she added.Sania and Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik were blessed with a son last October. They have named the little one Izhaan Mirza-Malik.Her game has always been a priority in her life and she is not losing sight of it even now.“As a tennis player, life changes very quickly. We don’t know what we are doing from one day to another. But most definitely, it (playing at 2020 Tokyo Olympics) is at the back of my head. Honestly, in 2016, if you asked me if I will be making it to the next Olympics, I would have said ‘no’ and I think I did say ‘no’.“But now if I do come back at the end of the year, which is the plan, it looks like a realistic possibility. But I don’t want to put too much pressure on myself because I do have an infant in my house.”The star athlete wants to balance it out.“We will see how it goes. The goal is to try to get fit again. I have lost a lot of weight already and (to) start training (soon) and getting back into shape… is still a long way ahead. That is why I am giving myself (time till the) end of the year,” said Sania, who got married to Shoaib in a traditional Hyderabadi Muslim wedding ceremony on April 12, 2010.At the moment, she is enjoying being a mother to Izhaan. She says embracing motherhood has helped her stumble upon some of her own hidden personality traits.“As women, while we are growing up, we always know that we will get married one day and have kids. And I think we underestimate what our bodies can do — that is produce another human being. And I think that is a realisation you can have when you actually are in that position,” she said.Sania says earlier everything was about herself as her profession demanded a lot.But, she added: “Motherhood and pregnancy have made me realise that I can be a very selfless person and I don’t need to put an effort into it.“I want everything in the world for my child — more than I want for anyone else, including myself. And I think that selflessness you figure out that you have inside you, only after you have the baby.”The star says motherhood was an “overwhelming (experience) in the beginning”.“Now I am getting used to it. We both are getting used to a pattern. But this is probably the best feeling that I ever had. Every time he looks at me and smiles, it is the most amazing feeling ever,” she said.On the drastic changes that motherhood has brought about, Sania said: “As athletes, our whole life revolves around ourselves, our training, our food, our matches and our sleep. And right now it is not. It is the most selfless thing in the world. Everything revolves around him.” IANSAlso Read: Tennis star Sania Mirza, Shoaib Malik blessed with a sonlast_img read more

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“Landmark year” for Yggdrasil Gaming

first_img Submit Share Senet Australia appoints Paul Newsom as new client advisory lead  August 27, 2020 Announcing its financial results for Q4 2017, in addition to its full year figures, Yggdrasil Gaming has reported a strong showing across the board.Revenues for the period have shown an increase of 61% to SEK 51.2m (€5.1m), up from SEK 31.8m (€3.2m) on the same period in 2016, with mobile gaming making up a total of 59% of the firm’s gross win.A 95% rise in profits for the year to SEK 169.1m (€17m), rising from 2016s SEK 86.9m, with Yggdrasil also pointing to 40 licence agreements signed and the release of 11 new network games, plus one operator exclusive game in its FY highlights.Its strong revenue performance also saw EBITDA “improved significantly,” amounting to MSEK 71.5m (€7.2m), up from 2016 figures of MSEK 40.1m (€4m), with Q4 figures also yielding a 42% positive margin, equating to a figure of SEK 21.5m (€2.1m).Reporting it’s highlights for the year, Yggdrasil highlighted plans to enter into a new vertical via its bingo offering, in addition to a revamped technical platform iSENSE2.0+ and new business venture Yggdrasil Dragons.A number of significant licence agreement were also reached during the period, including Pinnacle, Tabcorp, Rank Group and Snaitech, as were entries into new markets.Fredrik Elmqvist, CEO of Yggdrasil, commented: “Looking back at 2017, it has been yet another landmark year for Yggdrasil. Revenue for the year grew to MSEK 169.1, while full year operating profit was up 35 percent to MSEK 58.8. These fantastic results were only possible because of the team we have assembled, and the support of our customers.“The fourth quarter was also a busy one from the perspective of new customers, whether that be signing operators or integrating and pushing existing ones live. During Q4 we saw an increase in customers in Italy, and the signing of new and existing customers for another new regulated market for Yggdrasil, Denmark. Our first customers went live in Denmark in February, and we will do a full launch in the country in Q2.“It has been a remarkable 12 months, but I am even more excited about the possibilities and opportunities that lay ahead in 2018. We have a world-class team, an industry-leading product set and the best customers in the business, and we will be building upon this throughout the year and beyond.” Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach  August 27, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Sharelast_img read more

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