SC grants 2 more weeks to CBI to complete probe in accident

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court Monday granted two more weeks to the CBI to complete investigation into a road accident in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer were critically injured and two of her aunts killed. The apex court, which had earlier given two weeks to the CBI to complete the probe, extended the time while noting that the probe agency has done “quite extensive investigation” so far in the case. While seeking four more weeks to complete the probe, CBI told the top court that statements of rape survivor and her lawyer have not been recorded yet and they want to analyse certain electronic evidence collected so far during the probe. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose also directed the Uttar Pradesh government to pay Rs 5 lakh to the lawyer who is in a critical condition and undergoing treatment. The bench however took exception to some public statements made by the family members of the rape survivor in the media and said it might help the accused during the trial of the case. “If you have any grievances, feel free to tell us. We are here to help you. Some members of her family are going to the media. It may rather help the accused,” the bench observed. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday At the outset, senior advocate V Giri, assisting the top court as an amicus curiae in the matter, told the bench that the lawyer injured in the road accident is in a critical condition and is undergoing treatment. He said that the apex court could consider granting some amount to the lawyer which would help his family at this stage. The bench, after hearing Giri’s submission, asked, “Who is appearing for the CBI? You (CBI) have asked for extension of time (to complete the probe) in the ground that statements of the victim and her lawyer have not been recorded yet”. Advocate Rajat Nair, appearing for CBI, said that they have filed an application in this regard. The bench has posted the matter for further hearing on September 6. On August 1, the apex court had directed Uttar Pradesh government to provide Rs 25 lakh to the rape survivor as an interim compensation. The top court had on August 2 directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to complete the investigation in the case within seven days, adding that the agency could avail additional seven days in exceptional circumstances, but in no case the time frame would be extended beyond a fortnight. It had earlier ordered transfer of all the five related cases in the matter to Delhi but later modified its order putting in abeyance shifting of the accident case till the probe was completed. The modification was done stating that due to shifting of the case, the local court was facing technical hurdle in passing orders of remand for the accused who are being arrested in course of the probe. The court had said the order transferring the accident case “shall remain in abeyance for the period during which the said case remains under investigation, which we have stipulated in the order dated August 1, 2019, to be completed in a maximum period of 15 days, preferably within seven days. The order dated August 1, 2019, is modified accordingly”. The woman, allegedly raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in 2017 when she was a minor, is battling for life after a truck rammed into the car she was travelling in with some family members and her lawyer. Two of her aunts died in the road accident. She was airlifted from a hospital in Lucknow and brought to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) for better care as she continued to be critical.last_img read more

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Minister of Interior Over 1122 Moroccan Jihadists in Syria

Rabat – Morocco’s Minister of Interior, Mohamed Hassad, revealed that the number of Moroccan Jihadist  in Syria, reached 1122 fighter, 200  of them were killed, while 128 were arrested after they returned to Morocco.This is the first time that the Moroccan Minister announces the exact number of Moroccan jihadist in Syria.During an oral session at the House of Representative on Tuesday, the Minister of Interior said that intelligence information estimates the number of Moroccan jihadists who travelled to Syria since 2011, at 1122 fighter, including 900 in 2013. Mohamed Hassad added that 20 % of the Moroccan Jihadists (200 persons) were killed during clashes with the Syrian army.

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PUCSL rejects CEB least cost long term generation proposal

The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has rejected a proposal made by the Ceylon Electricity Board in its least cost long term generation plan.In a letter to the CEB, the PUCSL said that the proposed plan does not justify some of the condition put in place by the PUCSL when the proposal was called for. Taking into consideration that the Sampur power plant will also be delayed and that a grave situation may arise between 2017 and 2020 in meeting the electricity demand of Sri Lanka, the PUCSL had told the CEB to procure private power plants to meet the demand. The PUCSL and the CEB have been exchanging several letters in the recent past with both sides failing to agree on issues. (Colombo Gazette)

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Prominent French jurist named UN expert on human rights in Haiti

Louis Joinet, a judge and legal adviser to the French Prime Minister, will take on the role of independent expert vacated in March last year by Adama Dieng of Senegal, the spokesman said. The appointment follows a decision to continue the role of independent expert, taken by the UN Commission on Human Rights at its 2001 session. The independent expert provides reports on the situation in Haiti to that body. Mr. Joinet has previously served on UN human rights bodies working on the promotion and protection of the human rights, and on arbitrary detention. Responding to the appointment, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mary Robinson, issued a statement today warmly congratulating Mr. Joinet and expressing conviction that he would make “an important contribution to the cause of human rights in Haiti.” read more

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Loblaw plans to open 30 new stores and upgrade more than 500

BRAMPTON, Ont. – Loblaw said Thursday it plans to open 30 new stores and renovate more than 500 existing stores as it continues to adapt to changes in the food retail sector.The grocery and pharmacy giant said the investment includes the continued roll out of its Click & Collect e-commerce program, improved health and wellness services, and the inclusion of fresh food at select Shoppers Drug Mart locations.Loblaw (TSX:L) said the moves will invest about $1.3 billion into the economy and create an estimated 10,000 retail, trade and construction jobs.Thursday’s announcement comes almost exactly a year since Loblaw said it planned to build 50 new stores and renovate 150 others as part of a $1.3 billion revamp and expansion.Loblaw made a similar announcement in 2015, when it said it would build 50 new stores and improve more than 100 others.The company later said it would shutter 52 locations across Canada that had fallen short of expectations. by The Canadian Press Posted Apr 13, 2017 4:36 am MDT Last Updated Apr 13, 2017 at 7:20 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Loblaw plans to open 30 new stores and upgrade more than 500 others read more

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Flensburg win in Celje – PSG routine 40…

SG Flensburg won tough away challenge in Celje – 30:26 (12:15). Home team had power for only 30 minutes, afterwards Ljubomir Vranješ guys showed some TOP Bundesliga quality to win important points on the way to the first place and VISA for EHF Champions League quarter-finals…RK Celje – SG Flensburg-Handewitt  26:30 (15:12)RK Celje: Lesjak, Gajic – Blagotinsek (2), Babarskas (1), Janc (7), Razgor (1), Marguc (2), Poteko (3), Kodrin (1), Fizuletto, Dobelsek, Mlakar (4), Zvizej (3), Zarabec (1), Dobaj, GroseljSG Flensburg-Handewitt: Andersson, Møller– Karlsson, Eggert (4/4), Glandorf (6), Mogensen (6), Svan (8), Djordjic (2), Jakobsson, Heinl, Toft Hansen, Gottfridsson, Lauge (2), Mahé (1), Radivojevic (1), KozinaPSG Handball beat Besiktas 40:28 easily with 10 goals by Mikkel Hansen. Serbian right wing Darko Djukic has another outstanding night with 11 goals for Turkish champions.STANDINGS: 2. Paris Saint-Germain Handba…121002380:335(45)20 4. THW Kiel12615337:332(5)13 3. MVM Veszprém11812319:286(33)17 8. Besiktas Jimnastik Kulubu121011326:412(-86)2 1. SG Flensburg-Handewitt121002369:316(53)20 7. RK Celje Pivovarna Lasko12219319:345(-26)5 6. Orlen Wisla Plock12327325:343(-18)8 ← Previous Story Kielce win derby against Rhein Neckar Lowen! Next Story → TUS Lubbecke first win in season 2015/2016! 5. HC Prvo plinarsko drustvo …11416280:286(-6)9 read more

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Issue with AIB debit cards has been resolved says bank

first_imgUpdated 17.54pmAIB BANK HAS apologised for any inconvenience caused to customers today who experienced difficulties with their debit cards. In a statement this afternoon, they said the issue had now been resolved.At around lunchtime today, customers reported that non-AIB ATMs and store terminals had been declining their cards. AIB responded, stating:The company had previously told customers that business transfers were delayed due to a heavy volume of transfers.The bank said that following today’s difficulties, “no customer will be out of pocket”. They said cards are now working in stores and on online shopping channels.They said the issue was caused by that of a “third party”.Additional reporting by Christina FinnRead: Minor hiccup sees delays for some Bank of Ireland customerslast_img read more

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Ian McKenna Roboadvice is designed to help plug the financial advice gap

first_imgThe size of the ‘advice gap’, the number of people who do not get financial advice, creates a significant risk that employees will seek to remain employed beyond the point where they are productive, because of inadequate retirement income.Recent moves, such as the so-called retail distribution review (RDR), have raised standards among financial advisers, but also made their services far more expensive; they are now unaffordable to most employees. Emerging automated advice services, sometimes called robo-advice, are designed to help address the advice gap.Most current services focus on helping consumers with savings decisions before retirement. While some may be offered on an entirely self-service basis, many benefits consultants and pension providers are looking to use these as a first-line offering backed up by human support. Although initially many such services have targeted consumers directly, the cost of attracting customers has meant that increasingly these offerings are being provided by traditional corporate advice and benefits firms.Many of the early services are presenting guidance to individuals on taking financial decisions rather than formal advice. While guidance can still be beneficial to employees it lacks the statutory protection provided with formal advice, so, while both can be valuable, it is important to understand the difference.Ian McKenna is director of the Finance and Technology Research Centrelast_img read more

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Uh Oh New Yorker Fixes Paywall Privacy Glitch

first_imgIf you never changed the default password, we reset your password and sent you a message with the new password this morning. We strongly recommend that you now change this password, if you have not already done so.If you already changed your password, you can continue to use the digital edition with the password you created.But the Flood Magazine reports also claim that anyone who visits The New Yorker’s digital archive and types “a few lines of code” in the browser’s JavaScript console can bypass the paywall and access the entire archive (The New Yorker has digitized every issue it has published since it launched in 1925). I’m not sure how much truth there is to this part of the supposed security flaw (in fact, I’m not even sure what the heck Flood Magazine is) but I can say one thing for certain: This is nutty. What average reader is going to go to all the trouble to pull up the paywall code and re-write part of it, or spend time plugging in the e-mails of friends and family members they think might be subscribers, all to gain free access to–what? The years-old long-form stories and cartoons in The New Yorker?  You have to wonder why the tech-master coders at Flood were so intent on cracking this paywall code, and especially so long after the wall was erected. Also, you might wonder why publisher Condé Nast, or its paywall vendor, didn’t spot this vulnerability sooner.I don’t mean to knock on The New Yorker too much here. It’s certainly one of the most well-regarded magazines (we all know it wins National Magazine Awards year after year after year) and it clearly took steps to fix the security glitch once it was brought to light. But come on. Shouldn’t we have better things to do than dig up ways to scale The New Yorker wall? The New Yorker subscribers got an unusual e-mail Wednesday explaining that the magazine had reset the passwords for those who never bothered to change the default user name/password they were assigned when they subscribed. Why? It turns out different default settings were needed to keep non-subscribers from being able to access the archive for free.Here’s what happened: The New Yorker set the default usernames and passwords for subscribers to its digital edition and archive as that subscriber’s e-mail address. Sounds harmless enough, right? But according to a pair of reports from Flood Magazine, subscribers who were too bored/lazy/busy to change their default settings made their accounts vulnerable to being accessed by anyone who knows or could guess their e-mail address.The New Yorker moved quickly to remediate the problem. Here’s a portion of the e-mail it sent to subscribers: When you signed up for the digital edition, the default password for your account was your e-mail address (which is also your username).last_img read more

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Alabama Training Facility for NAS Whiting Field Reopens after 10Year Hiatus

first_imgOfficials from Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Fla., and Baldwin County, Ala., on Monday held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to reopen Navy Outlying Landing Field (NOLF) Summerdale after it had been idle for more than 10 years.Regular use of the airfield on the Alabama Gulf Coast for touch-and-goes was suspended in 2005 when Training Air Wing 6 at NAS Pensacola began transitioning its training aircraft from the T-34 Turbomentor to the T-6A. Since then, the Navy decided to lengthen the runways at Summerdale by 1,150 feet to accommodate the transition at Training Air Wing 5, based at Whiting Field, from the T-34 to the T-6B Texan II aircraft.The construction effort at Summerdale required the purchase of privately owned land, dwellings and structures necessary to build runway extensions, reestablish clear zones and realign nearby roadways, reported Whiting Field Public Affairs. Each of the airfield’s runways was extended to a length of 4,000 feet, and 500-foot overruns were established at the end of each runway to comply with Navy and FAA safety requirements.The construction at Summerdale represents one-half of a $36.5 million project to revitalize and extend NOLFs Summerdale and Barin, which also is located on the Alabama Gulf Coast. Those two facilities will be two of five outlying fields that Training Air Wing 5 uses to complete its T-6B aviator training mission.The unit began full-time training flight operations at Summerdale, which was originally built in 1943, on Monday.“The completion of NOLF Summerdale represents a significant increase in flight safety and scheduling flexibility for Training Air Wing 5 to complete their primary flight training mission,” said Cmdr. Eric Seib, NAS Whiting Field’s operations officer. “The addition of NOLF Summerdale reduces airspace congestion thus increasing flight safety over the other NOLFs that support primary flight training,” Seib said. Dan Cohen AUTHORlast_img read more

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Orientation programme for Haj pilgrims tomorrow

first_imgDarulshifa: The 10th Haj Training Camp for selected Haj pilgrims of Haj-2019 will be held between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm at Minar Garden, besides Salar Jung Museum, in Darulshifa on Sunday. Telangana State Haj Committee Chairman Mohammed Masiullah Khan and Executive Officer B Shafiullah said that the eminent religious scholars would deliver the lecture on Manasik-e-Haj and Ziyarath- e-Madinah Munawara and would highlight the Haj rituals. Pilgrims proceeding through Private Tour Operators can also attend the training programme of the State Haj Committee. Also Read – Patancheru: Locals irked over overflowing nalas Advertise With Us B Shafiullah and Assistant Executive Officer Mohammed Irfan Shareef will inform the important logistic arrangements and Haj Journey Preparation to the pilgrims about arrangements for Haj Journey. Special arrangements have been made for lady pilgrims. The intending Haj Pilgrims are requested not to bring minor children with them during the Haj training camp. Pilgrims are also requested to bring notebooks and pens to note down important points. The Haj Pilgrims are requested to maintain time punctuality. For more details, the Haj Pilgrims may contact 040-23298793 or in person at the office of the Telangana State Haj Committee 2nd Floor, Haj House in Nampally.last_img read more

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Alien hunter spots planetsized UFO near sun extraterrestrials reaping energy from our

first_imgET Data BaseConspiracy theorists have long been claiming that space agencies like NASA are covering up secrets about alien life for unknown motives. Adding heat to these seemingly outlandish claims, popular alien hunter Scott C Waring has apparently spotted a UFO near the sun.At first glance, the UFO seems like a boomerang hovering near the sun. But upon closer analysis, it became evident that this object has a seemingly metallic body. After spotting the bizarre object, Waring claimed that the UFO is huge. He also expressed hope for the US government to soon admit the existence of alien life in the universe.”I found this planet-sized UFO near our sun today. The UFO is seen holding its position, even though a solar explosion wave hits it. Only the back edge of the round UFO is visible, but it stands out too much for it to be anything else,” wrote Waring on his website ET Data Base.”Such UFOs have been reported a few times over the last few years. The SOHO site is really helping with this since it is so easy to use. With evidence like this, it should not be too many years before we get the US gov to admit that aliens exist,” added Waring.Waring also uploaded a video featuring the discovery on YouTube. After watching the video, many viewers also shared their theories to explain this mysterious sighting.”This Craft seems to have a flashing light which you would find on all aircraft on Earth. If you look bottom right of the craft near the end of the video you can see the flashing light,” commented George Mair, a YouTube user.”This object has been by the sun for some time. I was on Helioviewer several times and seen this. Looks like it may be in a different location. I will go look. Very interesting,” commented Roadracer234, another YouTuber.Some other users argued that alien spaceships that use advanced technology might be using the sun for reaping energy. The new discovery comes just a few days after US President Donald Trump claimed to be a disbeliever of alien existence.”I want them to think whatever they think. I did have one very brief meeting on it. But people are saying they’re seeing UFOs. Do I believe it? Not particular,” said Donald Trump.last_img read more

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FBI Deputy Director Target Of Partisan Ire Is Retiring As He Planned

first_imgFBI deputy director Andrew McCabe is leaving the bureau after more than 20 years on the job, according to an individual familiar with the matter.McCabe stepped down Monday from his post as the bureau’s No. 2 official, and as expected he will take accumulated leave and remain on the payroll until March when he is eligible to retire with full benefits. The departure plan had been in the works for a while.President Trump and his allies have made McCabe a favorite target in recent months, alleging that he is part of a coterie of anti-Trump officials in the upper ranks of the FBI. The criticism is part of a broader campaign by the president and his supporters alleging that the bureau and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation are tainted by political bias.The current No. 3 official at the FBI, David Bowdich, is likely to get promoted to deputy director, multiple sources tell NPR.White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters on Monday the administration had nothing to do with McCabe’s departure from the FBI.McCabe joined the FBI in 1996 in the New York field office and worked primarily on organized crime cases. After the Sept. 11 attacks in 2001, his focus shifted to counterterrorism investigations. He rose up through the ranks to hold senior positions in the Washington Field Office and at FBI headquarters.McCabe was named deputy director in January of 2016 by then-Director James Comey. As the second-in-command at the bureau, McCabe oversaw domestic and international investigations, including two politically charged probes—into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.In 2015, McCabe’s wife, Jill, ran for state Senate from their home across the river in Virginia. She accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions including from organizations connected to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, a longtime ally of Bill and Hillary Clinton.McCabe did not win and FBI and Justice Department ethics officials have said she and her husband satisfied the various requirements about disclosure and other process.Andrew McCabe continued his work at the FBI, but became a target of Trump and Republicans over what they called the conflict between Jill accepting Clinton-linked donations and Andrew’s responsibilities.McCabe entered the public spotlight in May of 2017 when he became acting FBI director after President Trump fired Comey. Days after stepping into the job, McCabe briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee before a packed open hearing broadcast live on TV. He undercut one of the initial reasons Trump gave for firing Comey — the director had not “lost the confidence” of rank-and-file FBI employees, McCabe said.After that, Trump went after McCabe in public and reportedly complained about him to aides in private. Much of the criticism ties back into McCabe’s role overseeing the Clinton and Russia investigations.Trump has repeatedly questioned why the FBI isn’t looking into the Clinton matter and has also publicly faulted Attorney General Jeff Sessions and others for not prosecuting Clinton.The Justice Department’s inspector general is looking into its handling of that case and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein says it will issue a report when the process is complete. Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

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More Patent Trolls Are Targeting Startups Heres What You Can Do

first_img Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Startups aren’t typically founded by lawyers, so patent law isn’t usually a front line issue for them. But I’ve come to realize that patent protection is at best No. 11 on the top 10 list of things for startups to focus on — something they generally understand is important, but not quite important enough. Part of that is because the headlines focus on big lawsuits lobbed at big companies, which creates a false sense of security. As an inventor and a computer scientist with 25-plus years of practical experience, I’d like to think I’ve navigated the murky, complicated world of patents and come out on the other side wiser and more informed. And, as such, there is something I want entrepreneurs, inventors and early-stage businesses to know. Yes, you are a potential target for patent trolls, and yes, there is something you can do about it. Today.Related: If Your Startup Really Is Disruptive, Expect to be Sued By a Patent Troll.Here’s what everyone thinks they know.It is generally understood patent trolls are typically “shell” companies that do no real business but simply pursue a business strategy of suing businesses over their patents. They typically sue for a large amount of money but settle for an amount they estimate will cost the victims less than a court fight. They do no good for anyone in the world but themselves, and they can be extremely costly (in time and money) to their victims. Too many people believe patent trolls are only after big names — big companies with big wallets. The smaller suits, the ones aimed at startups and mid-sized businesses, might not make headlines, but they do untold damage.Startups are targets for trolls, and grow more so over time.Startups are often targets for trolls, but many entrepreneurs are unaware of this reality. With so many things to think about — building a product, hiring a staff, fundraising, marketing, sales — protecting against patent trolls is not likely to be high on a founder’s list of priorities, but it should still be a consideration. A company gets hit with a suit and has to respond, but by then, it’s too late. The mere presence of the suit is itself a drain on limited resources, to the tune of several million dollars that startups can’t afford. This is why being proactive is essential.Related: How to Conduct a Patent Search to Make Sure Your Brilliant Invention Doesn’t Already Exist (Infographic)A disproportionate number of patent trolls target smaller companies: More than 50 percent of businesses targeted by patent trolls make less than $10 million in revenue per year and 75 percent of the companies sued by trolls are privately held. And for good reason: To trolls, the whole point is to impose a costly and scary lawsuit, so that startups with limited resources to protect and defend themselves are more likely to settle than fight.Don’t let your own patents be used by trolls someday.I doubt that I’ve ever met an entrepreneur who liked the idea that his or her patents might someday fall into the hands of a troll. But they can and do. Simply to be good citizens, startups can and should take measures to ensure that their patents will never be useful to trolls. Patent-fighting networks can help protect others against abuse of your patents while protecting you against use of theirs.Related: How to Protect Your Business Idea Without a PatentLeverage a network — don’t go it alone.Many startups view patent protection as something that is “critical but not urgent.” There is often a perception that addressing your patent strategy will be time and money intensive. But it doesn’t have to be.The key here is to leverage networks. Through collective information sharing, experiences and rights that the networks build, startups can tap into rich resources to get themselves toward a higher state of preparation for relatively low cost. Through a patchwork of these networks — each offering their own layers of protection — startups can build strong protective communities.Communities enable economies of scale and resource sharing, so that member companies can together garner maximum benefit with minimal (or even zero) cash outlay.Who are these networks anyway?LOT Network is a great example of a resource that gives startups a large distributed benefit while costing very little money and time. In fact, for companies making less than $5 million per year it is currently free. LOT essentially immunizes its members from patent troll litigation against using other members’ patents, which collectively number nearly 900,000, by granting each LOT member a license in case any of those patents fall into the hands of a patent assertion entity (PAE) a.k.a. a patent troll. This represents a significant percentage of all valid patents, particularly tech patents. With large companies that have hefty patent portfolios as members of the network, the protections for startups are beneficial and scalable.Related: The Craziest Patents by Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Google and MoreFrankly, to me, joining LOT is a no-brainer for a startup. It costs little or even nothing (if you’re small enough), it gives you some protection if you do become a target, and it helps pre-empt future patent trolls by ensuring that your own patents never end up as troll fodder. It’s also likely to be good for morale on your technical team, where there’s likely to be a lot of concern about the way patents are used. It’s good for you, it’s good for the world and it’s free. With that in mind, there are also other organizations to consider joining.Allied Security Trust does collective patent buying. Allied Security Trust tries to intercept patents that are likely to be asserted, and as a group, shares the cost of acquisition. This is more expensive for companies than an option like LOT, but still less expensive than being engaged in an active lawsuit.Then there are organizations like Unified Patents that are geared toward companies that are already embroiled in active litigation, which challenge the validity of patents used in lawsuits and enable companies to share defensive costs. These are the most expensive, and focus on the risks at hand.For most of my career, the patent system has been treated with frustration and despair by tech entrepreneurs. The belief that “there’s nothing we can do” has created a kind of fatalism that can lead directly to costly interactions with patent trolls. Today, however, there are options, and startups that want to protect themselves for the longer term, while also ensuring that their own patents will only be used for good rather than evil, should seriously consider LOT and the other organizations that have arisen to battle the trolls. The trolls don’t have to always win, and we can all play a part in fighting back against them. 6 min read April 10, 2018 Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Register Now »last_img read more

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first_img Today marked the first of six full days of educational programs for radiologists, radiologic technologists and allied professionals as the 100th scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) kicked off with a nod to the past and a vision for the future. RSNA’s centennial celebration carries the theme “A Century of Transforming Medicine,” and numerous activities are planned this week to help celebrate this milestone.The Centennial Showcase, a free-flowing interactive exhibit that interweaves the history of RSNA with the development of radiologic science and technology, gives visitors an opportunity to explore radiology’s achievements and immerse themselves in RSNA’s rich history. In addition to “Cases of the Century,” the Centennial Showcase includes “Our Milestones,” where RSNA’s defining moments are presented in a compelling multimedia presentation; “Art & Science,” a collection of captivating and artistically rendered medical images; “Roentgen’s Welcome,” featuring a virtual incarnation of the father of radiology; and the “Centennial Galleries,” focusing on RSNA’s defining principles: Community, Education, Research, Innovation and Patient Care, which also showcases rare pieces of vintage radiology equipment.”As we celebrate the past, we will also look to the future,” said RSNA 2014 President N. Reed Dunnick, M.D., who co-chairs the Centennial Committee with Ronald L. Arenson, M.D., 2015 RSNA president-elect. “I invite all attendees to sign the Memory Book. It will give you a place to leave your mark, congratulate your society — and yourselves — on ‘A Century of Transforming Medicine,’ and give your predictions for the next hundred years.”Each year, RSNA invites eminent researchers and leaders to deliver lectures during the meeting. Today, Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), helped celebrate RSNA’s centennial in his lecture by examining the exceptional opportunities that scientific and technological breakthroughs offer for biomedical research. With particular focus on NIH-supported imaging research, his talk examined recent advances in fundamental knowledge about biology and highlighted the ways in which that knowledge is serving to improve human health. He concluded with a discussion of future challenges, including training the next generation of researchers; supporting the development of innovative research, programs and partnerships; and encouraging broader appreciation and support for the biomedical research enterprise.Study findings and other news that breaks from RSNA during the coming week will be posted at itnonline.com. Also visit the RSNA FastPass microsite, www.itnonline.com/rsna-fastpass, with information about hundreds of products on display in the RSNA exhibit halls. Several of them are highlighted below.Enjoy the meeting! FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Blog | November 14, 2014 It’s a Century Celebration at RSNA 2014 last_img read more

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Regent Seven Seas Cruises appoints Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer

first_imgRegent Seven Seas Cruises recently announced the appointment of Megan Hernandez as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for the cruise line. Hernandez will lead the brand’s global marketing strategy and drive worldwide preference among both travellers and valued travel agent partners for Regent’s most inclusive luxury experience.“We are very happy to welcome Megan to the Regent Seven Seas Cruises family,” said Randall Soy, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Regent Seven Seas Cruises. “Megan’s proven leadership and extensive experience in the industry will be critical as we continue to expand our fleet of the world’s most luxurious ships and grow our distinctive brand.”Hernandez was most recently the Vice President of Guest Experience Marketing for Norwegian Cruise Line, where she led loyalty, product, consumer, and travel partner marketing, and market research. Prior to Norwegian Cruise Line, she was with Procter & Gamble and AT&T. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Southern California – Marshall School of Business, as well as a Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola Marymount University.last_img read more

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LISTEN Steve Keim Arizona Cardinals GM

first_imgLISTEN: Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals GM Your browser does not support the audio element. Comments   Share   Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Top Stories – / 55 Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impact Every week, running back Andre Ellington shows up on the Arizona Cardinals injury report, limited in at least one of the team’s three practices.And every week, Ellington shows up on Sunday and plays a great game.Week 9 was no different. Ellington, who has been slowed by a foot injury all season, ran for a season-high 95 yards and caught a fourth-quarter touchdown pass in the Cardinals’ 28-17 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo The man who drafted Ellington, general manager Steve Keim, is impressed with how the second-year back is going about his business.“He’s the guy that makes this thing go offensively,” Keim told Doug and Wolf Monday on Arizona Sports 98.7 FM. “He’s such a dynamic runner. His ability to bounce and outrun people on the perimeter and some of the things he does in the passing game, he really opens up other things for our bigger receivers on the outside.“He has sure been fun to watch.”Despite the foot issue, Ellington has maintained a steady workload. In Sunday’s contest, he got 25 touches — the fourth straight game he’s hit the quarter-century mark — Keim isn’t worried about his back taking too much punishment.“I’m not concerned because Andre plays smart. There’s some self-preservation when you watch him on tape,” Keim said. “Whether he gets out of bounds or goes down.”Ellington is eighth in the league in rushing yards with 559 through eight games, and he’s added another 313 receiving yards. Keim is just glad the former Clemson star is wearing Cardinal red.“I have to pinch myself and realize that we got him in the sixth round, because he really has been a difference maker for us.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and sellinglast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterUniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection previewed its 2020 program in Sydney last week at Hotel Centennial’s The Apartment. At the event, Managing Director Fiona Dalton revealed what to expect from Uniworld moving forward.Fiona Dalton, Managing Director for Uniworld AustraliaDalton spoke of Uniworld’s product elevation, starting in 2016 when the company introduced S.S. Joie de Vivre at a gala on the Seine in Paris. In the years since, Uniworld has revitalised their river cruise products, including U River Cruises and that division’s launch ship, The B in 2017 and The A in 2018. The revitalised S.S. Beatrice also premiered in Budapest last year.Just last month, Uniworld unveiled the transformation of the former River Royale, reborn as S.S. Bon Voyage. The S.S. Bon Voyage is the second ship in the fleet to be upgraded to Super Ship status, the first being The Sanctuary Yangtze Explorer in China, to be launched in the near future.But The Travel Corporation’s cruise division won’t be stopping anytime soon, with 2020 destined to be a huge year. Three brand new ships and another renovation will launch in 2020. Kick-starting the new year, Mekong Jewel will begin operation in Vietnam and Cambodia on 3 January, followed by the S.S. Sphinx in Egypt a day later on 4 January. S.S. Sao Gabriel will set sail in Portugal from 26 March as the newest ship on the Douro. Meanwhile, in France, the Venice-based River Countess will be reborn as S.S. La Venezia on 27 March.S.S. Bon Voyage – LaCaveDuVinFor more information or to view the 2020 Uniworld program online, click hereLead image: Jess Flint, Marketing Manager for Uniworld; Vanessa Budah; Head of PR, The Travel Corporation; Fiona Dalton, Uniworld Managing Director and Vanessa Treccase, Senior PR Executive, The Travel Corporation.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

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Contract university lecturers strike over working conditions

first_imgMembers of the union of adjunct doctoral teaching and research staff (Dede) at the University of Cyprus (UCy) started a 48-hour strike on Monday to demand improvements to their terms of employment.The union, which represents assistant lecturers, research staff and post-doctoral researchers at UCy who are not full members of the faculty and are not on track for tenure, is demanding 10-month contracts instead of the two, three-month contracts given to its members each year, employer’s contribution to the social insurance fund, maternity leave and health insurance.The chairman of the union, Lambros Lambrianou, said that they have been trying for the past three years, when Dede was founded, to get the university’s management to engage in a dialogue with them. This, he said, was made possible last September but the agreement achieved to scrap pay cuts introduced in 2013 and 2015 and additional funds for conference participation and to publish their research, was never implemented.Lifting a restriction stipulating that assistant teaching staff could work for only six semesters in five years was another demand.Another grievance, Lambrianou said, is that they do not have the right to vote in the elections for rector.“Everyone at the university, students, academics, administrative officials, have the right to vote, except us, because we are not full members even though our employment is affected by the actions and decisions of the authorities,” he said.Lambrianou said that adjunct staff earn on average €9,570 per year and that they work on contracts meaning they do not earn “a single cent” during the summer months, and the Christmas and Easter holidays, as they are unemployed.“All these reasons urge many doctoral researchers to migrate, or even change their professions, after many years of studies,” he said.This strike is a warning, the union said, adding that industrial action would be stepped up if the university failed to satisfy its demands.The Council of UCy has already announced it would ensure the strike would not affect any classes. You May LikeDr. Marty ProPower Plus Supplement3 Dangerous Foods People Feed Their Dogs (Without Realizing It)Dr. Marty ProPower Plus SupplementUndoPopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoKelley Blue Book10 Electric Cars That Last the LongestKelley Blue BookUndo Turkish Cypriot actions in Varosha ‘a clear violation’ of UN resolutions, Nicosia saysUndoConcern over falling tourism numbersUndoPensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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