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Freeclaim Solicitors look at ways of living with Chronic Pain
Freeclaim Solicitors look at ways of living with Chronic Pain
1/27/2015 4:46:42 AM
Chronic pain is described as a long-term persistent pain, usually lasting several months or longer. It is often brought on as a result of an injury sustained in an accident, but the pain can continue a long time after the initial injury has healed. At Freeclaim Solicitors we understand the devastating effects it can have on a person’s quality of life, making it difficult …
Japan and World Economic Forum to Jointly Address Cybersecurity
1/26/2015 9:16:29 AM
Cybersecurity a priority for Japan ahead of Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games Meeting on cybersecurity will be held 7-8 November 2015 in Bankoku Shinryokan, Okinawa, Japan Theme of the meeting will be Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and Cyber Connection (Cyber3) For more information about the Annual Meeting 2015:  http://wef.ch/davos15 The World Economic …
China’s Premier Meets Top Business Leaders in Davos
1/23/2015 11:23:45 AM
Premier Li Keqiang used a special meeting with key international business leaders at the World Economic Forum to announce a number of reforms aimed at stimulating further investment in the Chinese economy and underline the country’s commitment to further reform. During the dialogue, Premier Li explained that China’s reform priority was to balance the government-market …
Greenberg Traurig’s Michael G. Cooke moderating panel at 42nd Annual Public Utility Research Center Conference
1/23/2015 10:02:23 AM
Michael G. Cooke , an attorney in the Tampa Environmental Practice of international law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. will participate in the 42nd annual Public Utility Research Center (PURC) Conference. The conference will be held at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. Cooke will moderate a panel entitled “In a Carbon Constrained World,” which will …
Eugene Kaspersky to discuss in Davos how to tackle the most serious cyberthreats
1/21/2015 11:42:36 AM
Eugene Kaspersky, chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab , will address the most pressing issues facing cybersecurity during a panel session at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. Thomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia; Jean-Paul Laborde, Executive Director of the United Nations Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate; and Bradford L. …
Canon Ranks Among Top Five U.S. Patent Holders For 29th Consecutive Year
1/20/2015 10:04:00 AM
Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to announce that its parent company, Canon Inc., has ranked third for U.S. patent holders in 2014. According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services , Canon was granted a total of 4,055 patents in 2014, a new record annual high for the Company. This is the 29th consecutive year that Canon Inc. …
BP Statement on Phase 2 Decision in Gulf Oil Spill Trial
1/16/2015 11:49:26 AM
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana ruled on the issues raised in the Phase 2 trial of the Deepwater Horizon case: the quantification of oil spilled and BP’s source control efforts following the accident. The Court found that 3.19 million barrels of oil were discharged into the Gulf of Mexico and therefore subject to a Clean Water Act (CWA) …
State Bank of India signs its first MoU with an Australian bank
1/16/2015 9:45:28 AM
State Bank of India (SBI) and National Australia Bank (NAB) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding, supporting greater collaboration between the two parties. The memorandum is the first of its kind that SBI has signed with an Australian bank. The memorandum was signed yesterday by NAB Asia Chief Executive Officer Mr Daryl Johnson and SBI Deputy Managing Director and …
“Getting Stoned” Has Taken On A New Meaning
1/16/2015 9:28:39 AM
Sometimes ideas can hit you like a ton of bricks and you say to yourself why has no one thought of this before. Some call these type of ideas no brainers.  It seems that everyone has been behind a dump truck that spills stones from its tailgate at some point and many have had their windshields cracked or shattered.  Well, they cracked the wrong windshield when they cracked …
New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall
New study finds that closing your eyes boosts memory recall
1/16/2015 9:19:54 AM
The team also discovered that building a rapport with witnesses helped them to remember more. 178 participants took part across two studies. In the first experiment, participants watched a film depicting an electrician entering a property, carrying out jobs and stealing items. Each participant was then randomly assigned one of four conditions, either eyes closed or open, and …
Target Corporation Announces Plans to Discontinue Canadian Operations
1/15/2015 10:52:27 AM
Today Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) (the “Company”) announces that it plans to discontinue operating stores in Canada through its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Target Canada Co. (“Target Canada”). As a part of that process, this morning Target Canada filed an application for protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act (the “CCAA”) with the Ontario Superior …
Target Canada Granted CCAA Order
1/15/2015 10:49:09 AM
Target Corporation (NYSE:TGT) announced that Target Canada Co. (“Target Canada”) has obtained an Initial Order from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List) (the “Court”) for creditor protection under the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act ("CCAA") earlier this morning . The Initial Order authorizes Target Canada to begin a court-supervised wind-down of its …
Inspiring Change for Women in the Arts
1/14/2015 8:27:31 PM
Under President Obama, the fight for equality has had renewed energy and significance. The call for “equal pay for equal work for women” has been heard by the arts community, as well. Women artists have a stake in efforts to raise the minimum wage to a living wage to support their families and themselves. Women have the civil and human right to participate equally in …
Exelon and Pepco Holdings Inc. Reach Settlement Agreement With New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Staff in Proposed Merger
1/14/2015 3:14:28 PM
Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) today announced that they have reached a settlement in the proceeding before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to review the two companies’ proposed merger, which was announced on April 30, 2014. The settlement, which is subject to the approval of the Commissioners of the BPU, was signed and filed …
Department of Labor to Hold Oral Arguments on Key Corporate Whistleblower Case
1/13/2015 10:00:00 AM
The Department of Labor Administrative Review Board (ARB) will hold oral arguments in the case of  Powers v. Union Pacific Railroad Company , ARB Case No. 13-034  on Wednesday, January 14 at 2pm.  This case will decide the burden of proof that whistleblower’s must meet in order to prevail in retaliation cases filed under the key corporate whistleblower laws, including the …
Oral Arguments in Key Supreme Court Whistleblower Case on Tuesday
1/12/2015 12:52:53 PM
The Supreme Court will hold oral arguments on Tuesday, January 13, 2014 in an important case brought under the False Claims Act. In October, the National Whistleblower Center filed an amicus brief in  Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter supporting the whistleblower. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) has used this case to continue …
FDA approves anti-clotting drug Savaysa
1/9/2015 11:44:07 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the anti-clotting drug Savaysa (edoxaban tablets) to reduce the risk of stroke and dangerous blood clots (systemic embolism) in patients with atrial fibrillation that is not caused by a heart valve problem. Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common types of abnormal heart rhythm. It occurs when the heart’s two upper …
CEA Signs On as First Major Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, “Know Before You Fly“
CEA Signs On as First Major Supporter of UAS Safety Campaign, “Know Before You Fly“
1/8/2015 9:53:02 AM
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® announced its support of the new UAS safety campaign, “Know Before You Fly,” today during the 2015 International CES®. The campaign provides prospective operators of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with the information and guidance they need to fly safely and responsibly. The effort is being spearheaded by the Association for …
Ooma Blocks More Than 1 Million Unwanted Callers With Its Expanded Blacklisting Capability
1/6/2015 10:24:20 AM
Ooma®, Inc., a leading smart business and home communications platform, is making a new addition to the popular blacklisting feature of its home phone service. Ooma’s new Expanded Blacklist blocks calls from more than 800,000 known robo callers and telemarketers. “We’re proud of being ranked the No. 1 home phone service in America for four years running and we’re constantly …
Telit to Help Build Awareness of Privacy and Security Across The Internet of Things
1/6/2015 10:20:47 AM
Telit Wireless Solutions , a global enabler of the Internet of the Things (IoT), today announced, that, in response to the recent rise in consumer and enterprise concerns surrounding privacy and cyber security, the company will redouble its efforts to increase awareness about how its solutions can be properly applied to maximize security and privacy in handling personal …