China's flow of IP data welcomed by US scholars
China has made more intellectual property data public in the past few years, which is helpful for research and business strategies, IP law experts in the United States said."Chinese courts have made public an immense volume of court judgments since 2014. ... The availability of this huge number of cases is transforming scholarship on the Chinese legal system as well as the practice of law within China," said Benjamin Liebman, director of the Center for Chinese Legal Studies at Columbia Law School, at a webinar on Wednesday.The webinar, hosted by the Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, took...
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Don’t Return to Normal, Transform Your Business Instead
As businesses prepare, thankfully, to enter the flow of customer service one again, transformational leadership prowess is called on more than ever to avoid “going back to the way we were.” I hear forward-thinking visionary business leaders daily in coaching sessions use words like “adapt,” “grow,” “learn,” “be better,” “be nimble,” “be faster,” “more resilient,” “leaner than ever,” “way more productive.” Farseeing futurist trailblazers aren’t going back to anything. They are talented frontrunners, escorting their teams forward, upward, onward, and never in reverse.In formulating formidable st...
The Moderate Voice
The things they say:
"We have to go with the flow now. Everything is fluid. Everything has been put on pause - and see where the world takes us. These are obviously unprecedented times, and for us, we just want to make sure 'safety first' (sic), and that all the little ones are taken care of. Some people said, 'Maybe we have a drive-through wedding?' It'll be cheaper!" Alex Rodriguez jokes about drastically scaling back his wedding plans with fiancee Jennifer Lopez amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has already forced the couple to put its nuptials on hold.©2020 WENNProvided by SyndiGate Media Inc.
Forced to work out in his garage, top NFL draft prospect continues to go with the flow
Instead of going to the gym, Cesar Ruiz has been spending a lot more time in his garage.To a degree, it’s sort of become his man cave during a very important time in his life."I have everything I need in the garage," he said.The garage in his Camden home has become his workout spot during this coronavirus outbreak. He's doing pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups. He's got weight equipment, doing squats.You see, Ruiz can't afford to rest easy these days. He needs to stay in shape, something that would have been a bit harder to maintain if his schedule had gone as previously planned.With the NFL Draft sc...
Vigilance needed to stave off global food security crisis
Photo: ICThe coronavirus pandemic could trigger a global food security crisis. Fears over its economic fallout have prompted some traditional crop-exporting countries to start restricting the flow of food, which is likely to further disrupt global supply chains.This week, Vietnam announced a temporary suspension of new rice export contracts. Kazakhstan has reportedly restricted exports of sugar, carrots, potatoes and some other agricultural products. It seems likely that more countries will follow suit to secure their domestic food supplies as consumers panic purchase during coronavirus lockdo...
URGENT: Fed to buy short-term loans to support flow of credit to businesses
The U.S. Federal Reserve said Tuesday that it will purchase short-term loans to support the flow of credit to households and businesses amid the coronavirus outbreak.The Fed said it decided to launch the funding facility because the commercial paper market has been under "considerable strain in recent days as businesses and households face greater uncertainty" in light of the pandemic that is significantly disrupting the economic activity of the country.
OFW Middle East flow to keep sliding
THE deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East will continue to drop, on account of the widespread effects of the coronavirus disease, and helped along by the dramatic drop in oil prices among oil-producing countries, according to an industry expert.The Mideast OFW-deployment issues compound the already problematic situation of thousands of OFW working in cruise ships worldwide, one of the most impacted by the rapid spread of the dreaded respiratory virus.At the same time, the Philippine government is now considering the repatriation of hundreds of OFW stranded in the Mi...
Μeasures necessary on organised flow of migrants through Green Line, President Anastasiades tells Akinci
President of the Republic of Cyprus Nicos Anastasiades expressed grave concern about the “organised and increasing illegal flow of migrants through the Green Line” and told the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mustafa Akinci, that measures need to be taken.“I conveyed to the Turkish Cypriot leader, Mr. Akinci, our grave concern regarding the organised and increasing illegal flow of migrants through the Green Line, underlining that appropriate measures must be taken in order to prevent the further exacerbation of the situation,” the President of Cyprus wrote on twitter.
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How climate change reduced the flow of the Colorado River
Washington (AFP) - The massive Colorado River, which provides water for seven US states, has seen its flow reduced by 20 percent over the course of a century -- and more than half of that loss is due to climate change, according to new research published Thursday.Two scientists at the US Geological Survey developed a mathematical model of the water movements -- snowfall, rainfall, run-off, evaporation -- in the upper Colorado River basin for the period from 1913 to 2017.To do so, they used historical temperature and precipitation data, along with satellite readings of radiation, in order to un...
Turkey cannot handle new Syria refugee flow alone: Erdogan
Ankara (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday warned Europe that Turkey could not handle alone a new wave of Syrian refugees fleeing increased bombardment in the northwestern Idlib province.Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled towards the Turkish border following heightened regime and Russian bombardment of the Maaret al-Numan region since December 16.Jihadist-dominated Idlib hosts some three million people, including many displaced by violence in other parts of Syria. The Damascus regime has repeatedly vowed to take back control of the province."Turkey cannot handle a new ...