Women in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US

first_img About the Author Reprints By Associated Press May 17, 2017 Reprints HealthWomen in 30s now having more babies than younger moms in US Tags fertility NEW YORK — For the first time, women in their early 30s are having more babies than younger moms in the United States.Health experts say the shift is due to more women waiting longer to have children and the ongoing drop in the teen birth rate.For more than three decades, women in their late 20s had the highest birth rates, but that changed last year, according to preliminary data released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.advertisement Andrew Shurtleff/AP Meanwhile, more teens are growing up with fewer of their peers getting pregnant, he said.“We always talk about peer pressure as a negative, but it can be a force for good,” Albert said.A separate CDC report focusing on deaths found the nation’s overall death rate fell last year after an unusual and worrisome increase in 2015.The reports are based on a first look at birth and death certificates filed across the country last year.Among the findings:— The overall birth rate was down slightly in 2016, to 62 births per 100,000 women ages 15 to 44.— The average age when women have their first child is about 28.— The teen birth rate continued to drop last year.—The infant mortality rate stayed about the same.—The overall death rate fell to about 724 per 100,000 people in 2016, down from 733 the year before.Experts said the 2015 increase was tied to an unexpected leveling off in the death rate from the nation’s leading killer, heart disease.Heart disease and stroke deaths were falling steadily until 2011, but then the annual decreases shrank. In 2015, the heart disease death rate increased nearly 1 percent, and started to go down again in 2016.Now it seems like 2015 may have been blip, “but we can’t tell right now what will happen next year or in the next couple of years,” said Dr. Stephen Sidney, a researcher at Kaiser Permanente Northern California who has written on heart disease death trends.— Mike Stobbe Associated Press The birth rate for women ages 30 to 34 was about 103 per 100,000; the rate for women ages 25 to 29 was 102 per 100,000. The CDC did not release the actual numbers of deliveries for each age group.It’s becoming more common to see older parents with kids in elementary or high school, said Bill Albert of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.advertisementlast_img read more

Fire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July

first_imgRelatedFire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July Advertisements RelatedFire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July Fire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July Office of the Prime MinisterFebruary 27, 2009center_img RelatedFire Brigade to Move to Half-Way-Tree in July FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The administrative headquarters of the Jamaica Fire Brigade (JFB) is to be relocated to Hagley Park Road, Half-Way-Tree, St. Andrew, in July, says State Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister(OPM) with responsibility for Local Government, Robert Montague.In an interview with JIS News on Tuesday, Mr. Montague disclosed that the fire brigade will vacate space currently occupied at the International Seabed Authority (ISA) at the Jamaica Conference Centre, downtown Kingston, and move to number 2 Hagley Park Road.He pointed out that the new premises were occupied by the Ministry of Construction in the 1980s and, more recently, by the Ministry of Water and Housing.The fire brigade had been searching for a new headquarters since it was informed by the National Land Agency(NLA), in 2004, that it should vacate the conference centre on Port Royal Street. The property is a designated United Nations (UN) building and cannot be occupied by non-UN agencies.Mr. Montague said the JFB is the only such entity in the Caribbean without a “proper headquarters.” He said that, during discussions with Prime Minister Bruce Golding, who headed the Ministry of Construction in the 1980s, the new premises was identified and earmarked for the relocation.“It is central, in the middle of Half-Way-Tree, and is easily accessible for workers who don’t drive,” Mr. Montague added.He noted that it is also some distance from the sea, in case of a sea surge, and that the conference centre was, in many cases, not necessarily compatible with the work of the brigade.The state minister said that the JFB will occupy one of the three buildings at Hagley Park Road. The building is being refurbished at a cost of $40M, for the past three weeks ago, including electrical re-alignment and upgrading, plumbing, installation of partitions and painting.“We hope to be completed with the work by July, for the JFB personnel to move into the facility. In fact, I am confident that it should be completed on time and, hopefully, under budget,” he said.Mr. Montague also said that plans to build a JFB regional training academy at Twickenham Park, St. Catherine, are progressing. The design works have just been completed and the procurement procedures, to select the contractor, will follow shortly.The Department of Local Government is currently drafting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a local motor vehicle manufacturer, to assist in repairing some of the fire units currently out of operation and deemed “almost written off”.He said that the manufacturer has come up with a proposal to repair some of the parked vehicles which would assist the service in the deep rural areas, until additional equipment arrives.“That is something that we are exploring,” Mr. Montague said.last_img read more

Cowes pool unable to open this summer

first_imgCowes pool unable to open this summer Over recent years, Bass Coast Shire Council, in partnership with the YMCA, have opened the Cowes Primary School’s swimming pool over the summer holiday period, for public use.Given the expectations for the safe management of swimming facilities due to COVID-19 and the availability of qualified swimming staff, the swimming pool will not be opened this year.This has been an extremely difficult year for our community and our valued partner YMCA and this decision was not taken lightly.Bass Coast CEO Ali Wastie said that the safety of the community is both Council’s and YMCA’s number one priority.“We don’t want to jeopardise the safety of the community who have valued this service over recent years, but we also need to adhere to the State Government’s COVID-19 guidelines and manage these within our available resourcing,” Ms Wastie said.Construction of the new school gymnasium, is expected to begin over the upcoming school holiday period, creating additional management challenges for the YMCA.Council, YMCA and Cowes Primary School are confident that the outdoor pool will be available for community use in future years, should it be required.The Bass Coast Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Wonthaggi, with its 25 metre indoor pool is now open, with restricted access that meets appropriate social distancing requirements. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Bass, Bass Coast, Bass Coast Council, community, coronavirus, council, covid-19, Cowes, future, Government, Holiday, local council, Safety, school, social distancing, Wonthaggilast_img read more

Global Recycling Day marked by launch of marine clean up

first_imgGlobal Recycling Day marked by launch of marine clean up Minister for the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Minister for Science and Youth Affairs The Honourable Meaghan ScanlonGlobal Recycling Day is being celebrated with the launch of a new round of grants that will help community groups clean up Queensland’s beautiful parks and waterways.It is just the latest program in the Palaszczuk Government’s strategic plan for Queensland to become a zero-waste society by reducing how much waste is generated and increasing recycling rates.The Community Sustainability Action Grants (CSA) Litter and Marine Debris Clean up and Prevention program is offering up to $700,000 in funding to reduce the amount of litter and debris in Queensland’s environment.Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said Queensland is home to some of the most famous and most remote beaches in the world, and the funding provided valuable support to community groups to help reduce the amount of litter that can harm our unique marine life.“Rubbish and marine debris can cause serious harm or death to sea birds, marine turtles and fish, which can ingest litter or become tangled in discarded nets or fishing equipment,” Minister Scanlon.“Our extraordinary beaches and tidal rivers are home to these amazing creatures and I’m asking all Queenslanders to think about how to reduce and prevent rubbish from entering those marine zones.“Community groups across Queensland can make a meaningful contribution to keeping our marine environment clean by creating innovative solutions to reduce marine waste.“Every piece of rubbish we keep out of the environment makes a difference.”The launch of the grants expands on the strong action already taken by the Palaszczuk Government to reduce plastic waste and increase recycling capabilities.New laws passed through Queensland Parliament last week will ban from September 1 this year, single-use plastics such as plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates as well as polystyrene foam food containers and cups.Lightweight single-use plastic shopping bags have already been banned and the very successful Container Refund Scheme has seen nearly 3 billion containers returned for refunds and more than 700 jobs created across Queensland since 2018.Applications for the Litter and Marine Debris Clean Up and Prevention grants close at 4pm 12 April 2021.Eligible not-for-profit organisations, indigenous corporations, tertiary education institutions and Natural Resource Management groups are encouraged to apply for funding.Grants will be provided for activities in the following categories:Category 1: Litter and marine debris clean upGrants of up to $50,000 to remove litter from Queensland’s public spaces such as parks and reserves and/or projects to remove marine debris from Queensland’s beaches and waterways.Category 2: Community approaches to preventing litter and marine debrisGrants of up to $50,000 for projects to work with Queensland communities to implement place-based solutions to prevent litter and/or marine debris.Announced in 2016, the Community Sustainability Action Grants program is providing $18 million over six years to eligible community groups and individuals for innovative projects which seek to address climate change, conserve Queensland’s natural and built environment and protect our unique wildlife.Program guidelines and application details will be available on the Queensland Government’s website /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, climate change, community, education, environment, Government, grants program, Indigenous, Minister, Palaszczuk, parliament, prevention, QLD, Queensland, recycling, Single Use Plastic, sustainability, wildlifelast_img read more

Role of agriculture needs recognition in planning

first_imgRole of agriculture needs recognition in planning Agriculture is a vital contributor to the vibrancy of regional NSW. The sector is worth over $12 billion a year, it employs over 75,000 people, and it supports the nearly 30,000 food and beverage manufacturing jobs in regional NSW.Yet, the encroachment of urban development on agricultural land is having an impact on this vital sector, giving rise to land use conflict and nuisance complaints.NSW Farmers President James Jackson said embedding a whole of government understanding of recognising and preserving important agricultural land will be a critical way of overcoming uncertainty for farmers, especially those in peri-urban areas.“When all areas of Government join in an obligation to protect land that is the future of farming in NSW, and explicitly recognise the social, economic and environmental value of farming to the NSW community and wider Australian economy, areas of potential land use conflict can be constructively resolved,” Mr Jackson said.“The Agriculture Commissioner role, which was established last year, will be critical in representing agriculture’s perspective in land use planning.”“A key component of the Agriculture Commissioner’s role will be to advance an improved planning system by engaging agencies across government and to develop within government decision-making a robust understanding of what is strategic and important agricultural land, and an obligation to consider what must be preserved for the long term future of farming in NSW.”“NSW Farmers supports $15 million being allocated to this role over four years to help it deliver the cross departmental representation in decisions impacting farmers, including land-use planning.”Mr Jackson concluded that this position enables the independent identification and resolution of issues affecting agriculture across the state. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agriculture, Australian, Commissioner, community, conflict, Economy, Farming, future, Government, Impact, Jackson, jobs, New South Wales, NSW, NSW Farmers, President, resolutionlast_img read more

Motor Mouth: Karma’s once-promising bright future looks to have arrived

first_imgCreated with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Karma Revero  Karma ‹ Previous Next › Trending in Canada Motor Mouth: Tesla’s layoffs another sign of impending doom COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS So, as Taylor is surely wondering now that Karma has both its technical and financial houses in order, “what does it take to sell an electric car?” advertisement First Drive: 2019 Jaguar I-PaceEven more important, says Taylor, is that Karma-nee-Fisker’s new benefactors are not overly worried whether Karma sells 300 or 400 units this year. “They only look at the big picture,” says Taylor, “just the opposite of Henrik [Fisker, the original founder of the eponymously-named company]” who had to meet very ambitious sales targets foisted on him by shareholders and the U.S. government.That means Taylor has had time to rectify all the problems Fisker encountered in rushing the original Karma to market. Foremost amongst these was rejigging the battery management system so that when one cell fails — as they so commonly do — it doesn’t shut down the entire car. Even those achingly-gorgeous bodypanels have been reworked, the smaller holes required for the now thinner, more modern wiring harness subduing the engine noise that was a common source of complaint when Henrik was in charge.Put it all together and the new Revero is every bit the Karma was originally meant to be. Range is a very healthy — and fully substantiated by Yours Truly — 80 kilometres, thanks to the onboard 20.4 kWh battery. Handling is far sprightlier than 2,449 kilograms has any right to be, and performance — thanks to 403 horsepower and 981 lb.-ft. of torque — is impressive, if not quite as scintillating as a Tesla Model S.Most importantly, it is an electric car. Even when the turbocharged, 2.0-litre engine sourced from General Motors — with 235 horsepower — is spinning, only the twin rear electric motors drive the Revero. There’s a stealth mode (which runs on battery power alone until it will Lithium-ion no more) Battery-save mode (when the engine kicks in to charge the battery on the highway so you can run in EV mode when you arrive at your destination), and Sport (when the gas engine supplies the electric motors with juice simultaneously with the battery for maxim amperage). But the one common denominator, again, is that only the electric motors drive the wheels. Like I said, an electric car.So, what then does it take to get the Revero to the 15,000 units a year that Henrik Fisker once fantasized? Indeed, how can Karma, if not catch back up with Tesla, at least ride on its coattails? The reliability has been improved, its financial backing is solid and Taylor has been signing up some pretty powerful dealers — including, most recently, Paul Cummings’ Grand Touring Automobiles in Toronto. In other words, Karma’s once promising bright future looks to have finally arrived.But will all these structural changes be enough? Can Karma now make ago of it? Indeed, the even bigger question is whether any carmaker — Jaguar, Porsche and the manifold established marques now jumping into EVs — can sell their new emissions-free wares without the cult-like devotion surrounding Tesla. Certainly, Nissan, General Motors et al haven’t been able to. RELATED TAGSMotor MouthMotor MouthNew Vehicles See More Videos How do we sell electric vehicles? Actually, given the current state of electrified sales in North America, the question might more aptly be stated as, “How do we successfully sell electric vehicles to seemingly still reluctant consumers?”It’s most certainly a question that preoccupies James Taylor. The Ontario native — and McMaster graduate — is the chief revenue officer of Karma Automotive, so electric vehicles, and the selling thereof, are of utmost importance to the former president of Cadillac.Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re struggling with matching the brand to car — you’re sure you know the name but you can’t quite place the face, uhm, grill. Ok, so here’s a clue; Think electric cars burning on a flooded dock in New Jersey. Yes, the Fisker Karma, the sexy extended-range hybrid that so wowed us back in 2011. Well, Taylor’s in charge of its rebirth. No, not that gas-guzzling VLF Destino abomination that stuffed a GM-sourced supercharged V8 into what was once a teetotaling hybrid.Nope, Taylor’s Karma — the brand is now named after the car and the car itself is now called the Revero — is a faithful recapturing, albeit much updated, of the original plug-in, the same captivating four-door coupe styling married to an extended-range electric powertrain, all swaddled in enough glove-soft leather to encourage serious automotive hanky-panky. Now owned by Chinese company Wanxiang, Karma is the rekindling of an idea that once challenged Tesla for the hearts and wallets of wealthy environmentalists. Yes, I know it’s hard to imagine now, but in 2012, when both companies were still in their infancy, there was actually some question over which would prevail.As to whether Karma can succeed where Fisker could not, Taylor points to a team that reads like the crème de la crème of former electric vehicle managers — from Bob Kruse, chief engineer of the similarly extended-range Chevrolet Volt to Dennis Dougherty, former manager of CODA Automotive’s green car production. Throw in a brand-new dedicated plant in California, the hub of all things green and automotive, and you have at least the capacity to build good cars.Most beneficial of all, however, says Taylor is that Wanxiang is China’s largest automotive parts manufacturer — think Magna, says Taylor, but with even more clout. More importantly, it’s a privately owned company with deep pockets. So, even though founder Lu Guanqiu bought all of Fisker’s rights and assets for the relative bargain of US$150 million, Taylor says that its Chinese backers have now invested almost a billion dollars in retooling, re-engineering and the hiring of the aforementioned automotive production experts. Indeed, so committed is Wanxiang to this rebirth that the company’s first step after taking ownership in 2014 was to offer all existing Karma owners a $5,000 repair credit to update their cars to the latest specs.RELATED Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever Trending Videos We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. 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A Liminal Space

first_img A Liminal Space is a transdisciplinary collaboration between artists Ana Baer, Heike Salzer and Rosely Conz. The production utilizes dance and video projections to create captivating, kinesthetic poetry. Featuring dancers Heike Salzer, Rosely Conz, Amanda Benzin and Bailey Anderson, “A Liminal Space” will premiere two works.If you goFriday, Sept. 16 – Saturday, Sept. 178 to 9 p.m.Location: ATLAS Black Box Experimental Studio“WECreate ICE” embarks on a multi-sensory journey across the landscape of Iceland. Guided by Salzer’s thoughts on Romanticism and Wanderlust, the work examines concepts of space and place. In “S.O.U.P,” a female trio (Conz, Benzin and Anderson) engages in dialogue through screens as part of a multilayered event that incorporates spoken word, dance, projected images and roots. The performance is informed by Rosely’s research on foreignness, power dynamics and identity. Published: Sept. 14, 2016 Categories:Performances & ConcertsEvents & Exhibitscenter_img Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

North west braced for cold snap

first_img Previous articleDeputy McGinley wants “lost at sea” Dail debateNext articleMandatory life terms handed to Liam Devlin’s killers News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Pinterest Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook By News Highland – December 18, 2009 Facebookcenter_img North west braced for cold snap WhatsApp Twitter News Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Met Eireann has issued a sever weather warning with the northwest being told expect significant wintry showers and freezing conditions.It’s to remains cold throughout the weekend and into early next week with falls and sleet and snow being forecast. This coupled with subzero night time temperatures driver should exercise caution on the roads.Click for detailed forecast from David Rogers [podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/weather.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Local Authorities left in dark over flooding works – McConalogue

first_img Previous articleToday marks 20 years since Good Friday AgreementNext articleOutrage after trees destroyed in local park News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR There are calls for a for a coordinated national support mechanism to be set up to ensure that flood relief works can be carried out in affected areas.It follows a number of situations arising in Donegal, whereby both the Office of Public Works and the County Council are claiming that they do not have responsibility for flooding works in certain areas – leaving local land and property owners to fend for themselves.Donegal Deputy Charlie McConalogue says this is leading to confusion and in some cases, consistent flooding in certain areas as they are unable to secure funding.He says a National body is needed to address the issue:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/chagbhghghgrlie.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – April 10, 2018 Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Local Authorities left in dark over flooding works – McConalogue News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Google+ Pinterest Pinterestlast_img read more

Mobile gaming projected to surpass $100b in spend in 2020

first_img 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. A year ago Another great article RV. Mobile gaming projected to surpass $100b in spend in 2020App Annie: Mobile games now bring in more spending than all other game types combinedRebekah ValentineSenior Staff WriterWednesday 15th January 2020Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleApp AnnieMobile gaming continued to grow in 2019, with App Annie predicting the industry is on track to surpass $100 billion in revenue across all mobile app stores in 2020.According to its State of Mobile 2020 report, mobile game spending neared $90 billion in 2019, and made up 56% of all gaming spending last year. Mobile game spend was 2.4 times that of spending on PC and Mac, and 2.9 times that on console.In total, App Annie found 1121 mobile games that brought in over $5 million, and 140 games that brought in over $100 million.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games By downloads, casual arcade games made up 47% of all mobile game downloads, with casual puzzle games making up 21%. Overall, all casual games made up 82% of all mobile game downloads.But despite only making up 18% of all downloads, “core” games made up 55% of time spent in them. Broken down, action games took up 38% of the total, RPGs made up 7%, and other genres were 10%. Core games also made up 76% of spend, led by RPGs with 38% of the total.App Annie also provided the following breakdown of top games by consumer spend, by country:Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Mobile newsletter and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesConsumers spend $32b on apps in Q1 2021 – App AnnieTotal consumer spend on gaming hit $22 billion up 32% year-over-yearBy Jeffrey Rousseau A month agoCore gamers generated 66% of mobile revenues in 2020But casual still dominates downloads, as App Annie reports mobile gaming will pass $120 billion in consumer spend in 2021By James Batchelor 3 months agoLatest comments (1)Leela Hendrix EsportsWomen.comlast_img read more