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An open letter on telecommunications considerations in the Scottish independence referendum
9/15/2014 9:02:42 AM
As individual companies and as an industry, we are committed to providing and investing in high-quality, affordable services to all of our customers in the UK. We are clear that this commitment will be completely unaffected by the outcome of the referendum on Scottish independence, which is entirely a decision for the Scottish people. Whatever the result, we remain fully …
Don’t just get an apology for below par dental work, get compensation
Don’t just get an apology for below par dental work, get compensation
9/15/2014 5:55:05 AM
The NHS is advising people who wish to lodge a complaint to follow a 2 step process which can be viewed here . Of course this is a step in the right direction in enabling the public to highlight issues in regards to their dentists with the relevant governing bodies, but unfortunately this process only results in an official apology. Unfortunately for many people whose …
NRSC Adopts Updated Guideline on RDS Usage
9/11/2014 11:02:42 AM
The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) today adopted an updated NRSC Guideline that focuses on recommendations for broadcasters and receiver manufacturers in the use of the Radio Data System (RDS) data broadcasting technology. NRSC-G300-B, RDS Usage Guideline was adopted by the Radio Broadcasting Data System (RBDS) Subcommittee, chaired by Dan Mansergh, director of …
Internet Rules Should Be Made by All, Not Only by Governments
9/10/2014 12:09:18 PM
The internet’s future may be at stake as some governments want to take over governance A mechanism is needed to allow multistakeholders, not just governments, to decide the future of the internet China welcomes all internet companies, but they must respect the country’s laws For more information about the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2014, visit …
European Chemical Industry Undergoing Major Transformation Due to Regulatory Changes and Market Consolidation
9/8/2014 4:58:08 PM
Sometimes, when it comes to technological or industrial innovation, change is needed but difficult, nonetheless. Such is the case for the European chlor-alkali/vinyls industry (CAV) which faces rapid consolidation as well as regulatory changes introduced by the European Union. These regulatory changes require chemical producers to either convert mercury cell-based chlorine …
Kemira supports the World Bank’s initiative of ”Putting a Price on Carbon”
9/8/2014 11:13:47 AM
Kemira has recently become a member of the Climate Leadership Council founded by Sitra, Caverion, Fortum, Kone, Neste Oil, Outotec and St1. The Climate Leadership Council announced on September 3 that it will join forces with Global Utmaning and Nordic Action Group in order to support the World Bank’s initiative of ”Putting a Price on Carbon”. The initiative demands a price …
Basilea’s partner Astellas receives notification from U.S. FDA of acceptance of filing of isavuconazole NDA for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis
9/8/2014 10:26:05 AM
Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (SIX: BSLN) reports today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for filing the New Drug Application for isavuconazole submitted by Basilea’s license partner Astellas Pharma Inc. The NDA seeks approval of isavuconazole for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis (also known as zygomycosis) in adults. …
Finnair reaches negotiation result with pilots
9/8/2014 9:23:12 AM
Finnair and the Finnish Air Line Pilots’ Association (SLL) have reached a result in the negotiations related to Finnair’s savings program. The agreement brings Finnair 17 million euros in permanent annual savings. Approximately 11 million euros will materialize gradually over the 2-year CLA period. Approximately 3 million euros will materialize in the coming few years …
New Contractor Tax Worries - Why It Pays to Be Prepared
New Contractor Tax Worries - Why It Pays to Be Prepared
9/7/2014 7:09:33 AM
Should contractors always be wary and be afraid that the proverbial “big brother” might be watching them? Perhaps so, as it seems that the new “benchmarking” projects currently underway at HM Revenues and Customs could lead to a full out inquiry being put in place, should said discrepancies be found in the contractor’s profit statement. Benchmarking is the practice of …
Google, Photographers Settle Litigation Over Books
9/5/2014 3:21:09 PM
A group of photographers, visual artists and affiliated associations have reached a settlement with Google in a lawsuit over copyrighted material in Google Books. The parties are pleased to have reached a settlement that benefits everyone and includes funding for the PLUS Coalition , a non-profit organization dedicated to helping rightsholders communicate clearly and …
Forum Highlights Importance of Global Standards to Advance Responsible Digital Finance
9/4/2014 2:45:58 PM
The fifth annual Responsible Finance Forum took place on August 28-29, 2014 in Perth, Australia, convening over 100 industry, government and private sector leaders to discuss how digital financial services can be delivered in a transparent, fair and safe manner. Focusing exclusively on the use of technology to provide financial services and products for the poor, the Forum …
Smithsonian Collaborates with U.S. Patent Office on Programs Showcasing Innovation: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Contributes $6.4 Million
9/4/2014 2:27:45 PM
The Smithsonian and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office have begun a five-year collaboration to develop programs and exhibitions related to American innovation. The USPTO will provide funding annually for public programs and exhibitions focusing on innovation and new technological developments from businesses, universities and the government. The collaboration will begin …
Aviva takes preliminary step in proposed initial public offering of its turkish life and pensions joint venture
9/4/2014 11:22:19 AM
Aviva plc (“Aviva”) and Hacı Ömer Sabancı Holding A.S. (“Sabanci”) are assessing a potential initial public offering of a minority stake (up to 20%) in their life and pensions business AvivaSA Emeklilik ve Hayat A.S. (“AvivaSA”). As part of the process, AvivaSA has today submitted a Turkish-language prospectus ( “ Izahname ” ) to the Turkish Capital …
Cloud Law Summit to Assess Privacy Liability Issues for Enterprises in Europe
Cloud Law Summit to Assess Privacy Liability Issues for Enterprises in Europe
9/4/2014 9:39:46 AM
A new conference, Cloud Law European Summit , to be held in London November 25th will address key concerns for enterprises contending with liability, cyber-security, the implications of new privacy legislation from the European Commission, and the US Patriot Act.   The conference asks who regulates the cloud? In an era when terabytes of data have become the norm, …
Michael Gill is Releasing a New Video Discussing Political Advertising in New Hampshire
9/3/2014 6:13:58 PM
Over the last few months, Mike Gill has been documenting his allegations of corruption and organized crime in the State of New Hampshire in a series of videos.  Today he is releasing another video in this series titled “Translation”. In this video, Mike Gill continues his explanation surrounding concerns about the advertising and political platforms of several candidates …
Mobistar is the first carbon neutral mobile operator for its operational activities
9/3/2014 6:10:13 PM
Mobistar’s buildings, network and stores will henceforth all be carbon neutral. Having made a 75% reduction in its CO2 emissions since 2006, Mobistar is now offsetting its operational activities’ irreducible emissions. This means in practical terms that whichever Mobistar services its customers access, they can rest assured they are climate neutral. Mobistar customers …
CFPB Warns Credit Card Companies Against Deceptively Marketing Promotional Offers
9/3/2014 5:40:09 PM
Today the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) warned credit card companies against deceptively marketing interest-rate promotions. The Bureau is concerned that some companies are luring in consumers with offers of reduced or zero interest for a specific purchase or balances transferred from another credit card, and then hitting them with surprise interest charges. In …
How to Avoid an Estate Planning Scam
How to Avoid an Estate Planning Scam
8/29/2014 9:44:56 PM
Constantly in the news, it seems like there is a new scam making headlines. Perhaps most familiar is Bernie Madoff and his infamous Ponzi scheme. Many people have also heard about the “grandparent scam.” In this swindle, the scammer calls posing as the victim’s grandchild, claiming to be traveling in a foreign country and in distress. The scammer convinces the victim to wire …
Greenberg Traurig’s Eamon C. Welch Appointed as Student Placement Chair of the University of Miami School of Law’s Young Alumni Committee
8/28/2014 2:54:19 PM
Eamon C. Welch, a Law Clerk in the Real Estate Practice Group at the Miami office of international law firm Greenberg Traurig , has been appointed as Student Placement Chair of the University of Miami School of Law’s Young Alumni Committee. Formed by recent graduates, the Young Alumni group exists to foster strong relationships between the Law School, the Law Alumni …
Michael Gill Releasing a New Video Addressing Concerns of Alleged Corruption in New Hampshire
8/26/2014 2:49:00 PM
Over the last few months, Mike Gill has been documenting his allegations of corruption and organized crime in the State of New Hampshire in a series of videos.  Today he is releasing another video in this series titled “Take the Test”. In this video, Mike Gill explains his concerns about the advertising and political platforms of several candidates running for office in the …