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'Dog's black death' claims life after Cocker Spaniel contracts Alabama rot – warning alert

The dog was just six years old when she died of the deadly disease. Unfortunately, there is no cure for Alabama rot because the cause of the condition is unknown. The disease which leads to many days of suffering before fatality has been called ‘dog’s black death’.

Now the heartbroken dog owner has put out a warning to pet owners to be wary of the disease.

A heartbroken dog owner has shared a warning after her beloved Cocker Spaniel died from a deadly disease called Alabama Rot.

Dog-owner Rebecca Fox had visited beaches in North Wales on holiday and one week in noticed that her Cocker Spaniel was licking her paw continuously.

The dog, named Millie, was also limping and holding her paw up.

Then Mrs Fox and her husband decided to get some antiseptic spray to see if that would help.

However, days later the dog became “very lethargic”.

The dog’s owner told CheshireLive: “We went to Delamere Forest, we live in Leicestershire, and we went to the new Forest Holiday site on May 14 which was a Friday.

“Predominantly we walked through the forest.

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“It was a very wet week and it was awful weather, so it was very muddy everywhere.

“Lots of water, especially lots of mud around the site where we were in the forest.

“We had been there for a week, and so the next Friday we were all in the log cabin and Millie started frantically licking her front paw.

“So we thought it had got a bit infected, she was limping and holding it up as well by that point.

“It came on really suddenly.

“On Saturday, we went to a Pets at Home nearby and we got her some antiseptic spray.

“But we obviously didn’t allow her to go on a walk because we didn’t want anything getting in it.

“By Sunday night she was very lethargic and we thought because we had to other dogs and that we were on holiday as well, we thought she was a bit tired.

“She was a bit of a drama queen in general anyway, so anything that she possibly had wrong with her she was like ‘oh my god I am dying’.

“So we didn’t really think much of it and we come back home on Monday, May 24 and she was very quiet coming home.”

This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: UK Feed

Take Aim with Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Incoming message from Control: Raven, please prepare for immediate mission deployment. Yes, it’s finally time to take aim with new modern warfare shooter, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2, launching today on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. The latest entry in the best-selling first-person sniping franchise, this eagerly awaited sequel promises to take the series to new heights (and lengths!) with a host of new features, not least of all, the further-than-ever extreme-range sniping. With many targets now over 1000m away, the dramatic single-player campaign promises to challenge even the most proficient FPS fans! Trigger fingers at the ready…

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Step into the military boots of Raven, sniper assassin, as he embarks on a new series of contracts in a lawless region of the Middle East, located along the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Tasked with a seemingly impossible task, your mission is to topple an insidious criminal syndicate led by the region’s corrupt President, Bibi Rashida.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Guided by advanced intel, you’ll need to navigate 5 distinct sandbox-style regions to complete 21 varied (but equally lethal) contract targets. To aid you in your assignment, you’ll have access to the most powerful sniper rifles in existence, able to take out hostiles with utmost precision, as well as a wide selection of pistols, assault rifles, and shotguns, not to mention a variety of gadgets and explosives to boot.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

With every contract posing its own unique challenge, you’ll need to fully customise your loadout to ensure it’s optimised for the job at hand. Missions can be completed in several ways, with a series of rewards for achieving all objectives. Earn cash and experience points to upgrade your arsenal, unlock new skills… and ultimately, become the Ghost Warrior!

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

Also releasing today alongside SGW Contracts 2, is the first in a series of influencer themed DLC drops. Top FPS streamer, Shroud, has worked with the development studio, CI Games, to release his very own DLC package, containing an exclusive Sniper Rifle, tuned to his unique style of play, in addition to a branded weapon skin.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 is out now on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Check out the brand-new launch trailer above for a taste of the stealth-based danger on offer, or head straight to the store page for mission briefing.

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Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2

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Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 marks the most challenging entry to the acclaimed series yet, introducing extreme long-range sniping with targets over 1000m away. Featuring a dramatic single-player campaign set in modern day Middle East, experience high-pressure tactical combat, deep inside enemy territory. Take on the role of Raven, Contract Sniper Assassin, as he embarks on a new series of contracts in a lawless region of the Middle East, located along the Lebanese and Syrian borders. Tasked with a seemingly impossible task, your mission is to topple an insidious criminal syndicate and bring them to justice. EXTREME-RANGE SNIPING Series veterans are in for a challenge, as Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 demands a new level of skill, focus, and precision, with many targets now over a 1000m away – a first for the series. NEXT – LEVEL REALISM Developed by the same studio behind the original game, Contracts 2 pushes new boundaries with its hyper-realistic sniping experience; master a wide arsenal of weaponry based on realistic military equipment; explore vast terrains with an enhanced level of detail; and confront the series’ most lifelike enemies to date. PLAN YOUR ASSAULT Equipped with all-new equipment, each highly replayable contract can be completed in a variety of ways. Replay the mission with a different approach to complete all objectives, ready to spend your earnings on improved gadgets and weaponry. UPGRADED VISUALS Contracts 2 introduces new levels of fidelity, with optimized visuals, improved FPS, and an enhanced game engine, resulting in the best looking entry to the series yet. Pull off ultra realistic stealth kills, captured in viscerally graphic detail thanks to the cinematic bullet cam.

Author: Ryan Hill, Marketing Lead, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Futures markets rocked as perpetual contracts traded 30%+ below index price

Traders have become accustomed to perpetual futures markets trading pretty much in line with the regular spot markets. After all, there are incentives for arbitrage desks to buy those contracts at a discount.

However, during periods of extreme volatility, market makers typically are not able to meet the demand. This movement could happen due to connectivity problems with the exchanges serves or the market makers’ lack of funds to add more positions.

While these situations are rare, today’s performance was nothing short of unusual as some altcoins dropped by 30% or more. This movement caused anomalies on futures contracts, which created a buying opportunity for those savvy enough to take advantage.

Binance Ether/USDT perpetual (above) versus spot markets. Source: TradingView

Take notice of how Ether/USDT perpetual contracts at Binance reached a $ 1,400 intraday low while the regular spot market bottomed at $ 1,888. This $ 488 difference, or 26%, was likely caused by aggressive liquidation orders, which totaled $ 2 billion at Binance.

The perpetual futures price gap did not trigger liquidations

It is worth noting that users were not harmed by the price difference as liquidations are triggered by the index price, which is an average from multiple spot exchanges. Thus, even if the perpetual futures trade below the reference, the automatic stop orders are not triggered.

As one move to less liquid altcoins, the situation tends to get worse. This is caused mainly due to light orderbooks, fewer market participants, and less interest from market makers due to lower volumes.

Binance Sushi/USDT perpetual (above) versus spot markets. Source: TradingView

Sushi perpetual futures at Binance hit a $ 5.80 low, while regular spot markets bottomed at $ 10.25, a 43% difference. Notice that such extreme gaps seldom last for more than 15 minutes, as new market participants enter the scene to buy at a discount.

OKEx Litecoin/USD Sept. futures (above) versus spot markets. Source: TradingView

The above chart shows Litecoin’s September futures at OKEx, which traded over $ 250 million over the past 24 hours. Despite the liquidity, it traded at $ 128.20 low, while spot exchanges had a $ 152.50 bottom. The 16% price difference shows how both perpetual futures and monthly contracts price might face momentarily price distortions.

One easy way to avoid futures’ distortions

While the price gap won’t trigger liquidation orders, it does affect traders that entered stop orders based on ‘last’ or ‘mark’ price. Most derivatives exchanges will allow users to choose which pricing source should be used.

Kraken futures order entry. Source: Kraken

As shown above, it’s crucial that futures traders hoping to avoid price distortions like the one seen today select the ‘index’ price, as this is calculated by the average price on spot exchanges instead of the perpetual contract itself.

For traders who might have been liquidated on today’s move, it’s better to avoid entering new positions at the moment. A better move would be to study the market and better understand how volatility impacts leverage trading, a topic which was thoroughly discussed by Cointelegraph recently.

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cointelegraph. Every investment and trading move involves risk. You should conduct your own research when making a decision.