Scientists Recommend Listing Platypuses As ‘Vulnerable’


  • Researchers found a decline in platypus population and habitats
  • The declines may continue in the future because of persistent threats to the species
  • They recommend officially listing platypuses as “vulnerable” to protect them

Scientists have recommended listing platypuses as a “threatened species” after learning that their population and habitats are shrinking.

Platypuses, iconic for their duck-like bill and strange cuteness, are facing an increasing number of threats, such as extreme droughts, climate change, and land clearing.

The species was included in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List as “lower risk/least concern” in 1996. By 2016, however, platypuses were considered “near threatened,” a new report on the conservation status of platypuses notes.

Under Australia’s Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation (EPBC) Act, platypuses are listed as endangered in South Australia.

To determine the state of platypuses, a team of scientists collected all the available data from

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Kids Gaming Platform Roblox Faces Hurdles Ahead of Public Listing: Rough Words | Top News

(Please note paragraph four contains language some readers might find offensive)

By Munsif Vengattil and Joseph Menn

BANGALORE/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Profanities and other offensive content that basic word-filtering tools are designed to catch can be found in some game titles and user profiles on children’s gaming platform Roblox, searches of the website show, despite the company’s “no tolerance” policy and assurances it has safeguards to enforce it.

Powered by user-created games, Roblox is on course for a multibillion-dollar stock market debut before year end, riding the lockdown entertainment boom with its appeal as a place for safe fun and interactions for the youngest gamers.

But parenting groups and investors alike said they were concerned about whether the company’s automated systems to moderate content can effectively delete potentially offensive language and images that pop up on the platform.

Simple Google keyword searches of its site – conducted twice by Reuters

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ReelTime CEO Barry Henthorn Provides Letter to Shareholders — Addresses NASDAQ Listing, Patent and Technology Strategy, and New VR Series

Seattle, WA – ( NewMediaWire ) – November 18, 2020 – ReelTime VR/ReelTime Media (OTC:RLTR) CEO Barry Henthorn has provided a letter directed specifically to its current and potential shareholders. The letter can be viewed in its entirety at

The letter addresses questions that have been received recently from numerous shareholders regarding ReelTime’s recent announcements and provides specific answers to them so that other shareholders who may have similar questions will be as informed as possible. 

Questions that are addressed include those regarding ReelTime’s recently granted patent, meeting the requirements of the recent NASDAQ application, new productions in progress or negotiations, and continued technology developments. 

Barry Henthorn, CEO, stated: “It is with great pride and anticipation that I am able to address on behalf of ReelTime, those who have the most to gain or lose by our successes or lack thereof, our shareholders. Firstly, I would like to thank

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London steps up charm offensive for $4 billion Deliveroo listing: sources

LONDON (Reuters) – The London Stock Exchange and British government and banking officials have launched a charm offensive to persuade British online food delivery business Deliveroo to list in London early next year, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

Deliveroo has appointed Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan to manage an initial public offering (IPO) of between 35-40% of the business in the first half of 2021, the sources said. London and New York are the main options for the deal.

The London-based firm could be valued at more than 3 billion pounds ($3.99 billion), the sources added, after a boost from the COVID-19 pandemic when many restaurants turned to Deliveroo for home delivery services.

Deliveroo and JPMorgan declined to comment. The LSE and Goldman did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Historically, European tech companies such as Spotify have chosen a New York listing to access the world’s

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Boasting a better growth rate than Amazon
in the three years to 2019, China’s said today that over 100 million new active users had joined its platform compared to a year ago. This pushed up total user accounts by a third to 442 million by September, setting the company up for continued sales expansion into 2021.

The comparison of home market performance between the two e-commerce giants shows that has led Amazon by two percentage points in CAGR sales growth—31% versus 29%—in recent years. In the third quarter, the Chinese company’s net revenue climbed by 29% year-over-year to reach RMB174.2 billion ($25.7 billion).

Subscribers of JD Plus, the company’s paid membership program also exceeded 20 million in October helped by an expanded range of offerings including

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Million Dollar Listing Star Fredrik Eklund On The Current Real-Estate Market

The Covid-19 pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way people live. More people are spending time inside their homes, with many fleeing cities and moving to their vacation homes, even throughout the winter.

Real-estate markets around the United States are moving quickly. For example, the Hamptons experienced a rush in March and April, with many people purchasing and renting homes well above asking in a desire to get out of New York City. Secondary markets, like Aspen, Park City, Jackson Hole and Palm Beach, Florida, among others are also booming, as people look to scoop up homes that give them more space to work and live.

Million Dollar Listing star Fredrik Eklund, who co-operates Eklund Gomes Team at Douglas Elliman with John Gomes, has listings in six markets: Los Angeles, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Jupiter, Florida, and the newly opened Orange County office. The

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Sunak Plans Listing Reform to Attract Technology Companies: Sky

(Bloomberg) — U.K. Chancellor Rishi Sunak is looking to overhaul the country’s listing regime in a bid to attract more technology companies to London, according to Sky News.

a man wearing a suit and tie: Rishi Sunak, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, departs number 11 Downing Street on his way to present his 'Winter Economy Plan' at Parliament in London, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

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Rishi Sunak, U.K. chancellor of the exchequer, departs number 11 Downing Street on his way to present his ‘Winter Economy Plan’ at Parliament in London, U.K., on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020.

Sunak is planning to start a review of the current rules with Jonathan Hill, Britain’s former European Union commissioner for financial services, being lined up over the weekend to lead it, Sky said Saturday, citing anonymous sources. The plans could be announced next week, according to one banker Sky spoke to.

Reforms likely to be considered include giving technology companies the opportunity to keep more ownership of their business when they go public and allowing firms to have dual class share structures, Sky said, adding that bankers would welcome

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China slams the brakes on Ant Group’s $37 billion listing

HONG KONG/NEW YORK (Reuters) – China suspended Ant Group’s $37 billion listing on Tuesday, thwarting the world’s largest stock market debut with just days to go in a dramatic blow to the financial technology firm founded by billionaire Jack Ma.

The Shanghai stock exchange said it had suspended the company’s initial public offering (IPO) on its tech-focused STAR Market, prompting Ant to also freeze the Hong Kong leg of its dual listing scheduled for Thursday.

This followed a meeting with China’s financial regulators on Monday during which Ma and his top executives were told that Ant’s lucrative online lending business would face tighter scrutiny, sources told Reuters.

The Shanghai bourse described Ant’s meeting with financial regulators as a “major event” which, along with a tougher regulatory environment, may cause Ant to be disqualified from listing.

In China, analysts interpreted the move as a slap down for Ma, who had wanted

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Ovation Science Secures Listing for DermSafe on to Increase Direct to Canadian Consumer Purchases

Pharmaceutical-Grade Hand Sanitizer Available for Sale Across Canada

VANCOUVER, BC / ACCESSWIRE / October 28, 2020 / (CSE:OVAT) – Ovation Science Inc. (“Ovation” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that its DermSafe® Hand Sanitizer Lotion is listed on The product listing offered on and can be purchased by both regular and prime members.

To purchase DermSafe: Just search for “DermSafe” in’s search engine or click on

“We are excited that we have increased the availability of DermSafe to consumers in Canada through, Canada’s largest online channel. We have heard great feedback already from people that use DermSafe regularly and how protected they feel when they have it on. Now with the distribution by Amazon there will be greater access for Canadians as well as quicker delivery times, especially for an important product like DermSafe that will help people fight the battle against this

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Ant Group IPO gets the green light from regulators for its blockbuster listing

China’s securities regulator said Wednesday that Ant has received the green light for its Shanghai public offering, and has now cleared all regulatory hurdled for a dual-listing that is expected to rake in billions.

Ant, the financial technology company affiliated with Chinese e-commerce group Alibaba (BABA), plans to list simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Ant will announce the IPO’s share price on October 27, according to updated regulatory filings.

The listing is expected to set a new world record, surpassing the $29.4 billion float by Saudi Aramco’s IPO last December. The IPO would also be the first simultaneous listing in Hong Kong and on Shanghai’s Star Market, China’s answer to the Nasdaq.

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Ant said in its prospectus that the float will be evenly split between Hong Kong and Shanghai. The company will sell up to 1.67 billion shares on each exchange, which will account for 11%

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