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Contributions of Kamil Idris in the Growth of Intellectual Property Law

Law has many fields and each of this field has been advancing in its own way and at a different pace. One law field that has been growing tremendously and the fastest worldwide is intellectual property law. The evolution of the intellectual property law was rapid and unprecedented. Some of the four things that triggered the evolution of intellectual property law include the independence of nations, emergence of intangible assets, unprecedented advances in technology and sciences and the advent of the Internet. Although there are some people who have contributed to the fast growth of the intellectual property law, Kamil Idris may have done better than all.

The digital revolution is known to have a greater effect on the use, protection and creation and intellectual property. Among the many electronic commerce transactions that take place, most of them have intellectual property component in them. Without the intellectual property law that Dr. Kamil worked so hard on, it would not be possible to keep commercial viability secure. This means it would not be possible to have viable employment vacancies, innumerable industries, and revenue generation to boost the economic growth and well-being of the Nations. According to Kamil Idris, a country should not only use intellectual property to assess the innovation and creativity of its people. It should also convert the intellectual property into concrete economic assets for its people.

It would not be possible for the research institutions, universities, economies, companies and individuals to compete in the international market more effectively without intellectual property law. As Kamil would affirm, it would be even more difficult to compete in a world with material disparities. Kamil hails from Sudan and he has competently served as the Director General of WIPO–World Intellectual Property Organization. He has served in other various positions while still in WIPO. He was the Deputy Director General from 1994 to 1997.

Kamil Idris went to Khartoum University and graduated with a law degree before proceeding to Ohio University for his Master’s degrees in International Affairs and International Law. He also graduated with a doctorate degree in International Law from the University of Geneva in Switzerland. He has served as the Commissioner of Oaths and Advocate before he became the Ambassador and Professor of International Law in the Sudanese Foreign Service.

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NGP VAN – Top Software Provider for Democratic Campaigns

A political ground game matters! A ground game or political canvassing is critical for a politician seeking voters. Unfortunately, if someone were to examine the campaign spending of the majority of politicians, most of their dollars are spent on TV and radio advertising. However, in the harsh world of partisan politics, personalization of the message wins votes, and the best way to personalize a campaign is through an effective ground game or canvassing.

Haley Thompson in a recent article in the Chronicle of the Week shared that political campaigns often focus their attention on swaying a voter. The percentage of voters who are susceptible to being influenced to switch from one to another political party has decreased dramatically over the past 20 years. Voters who can be swayed, the centrist voter, has dwindled to only 39% of registered voters. In the current super-partisan political atmospheres, the best strategy is to appeal to voters with whom a politician has a similar ideology. Canvassing then becomes a way to personalize the politician’s message. A tech company, NGP VAN one of the top software providers in the country, has accepted the challenge to assist Democratic campaigns in improving canvassing efficacy.

NGP VAN has developed a digital tool that reduces the number of person-hours campaigns spends on developing an efficient ground game. The tool NGP VAN developed is an iOS and Android compatible app that streamlines the work of the canvass organizer. It used to take canvass organizers hours to build lists of potential voters, maps of canvassing areas, and a script for canvassers to use. The NGP VAN app known as MiniVAN has eliminated most of the work involved in canvassing. The NGP VAN app makes data readily available, and a feature of MiniVAN known as Distributed Canvassing provides personal data so messages can be individualized. If a canvasser knocks on the door of a supporter of unions and if the candidate supports unions, the canvasser can share with the voter where the candidate stands on that issue.

Canvassing is an “up close, and personal” way to campaign and the data provided by NGP VAN carries that personalization to another level. Having an individualized message to share with a voter is a powerful and effective campaign strategy.

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Utilizing Teams, Louis R. Chênevert Grows United Technologies Corporation

Louis R. Chênevert has quite the illustrious career. Mr. Chênevert is from Montreal, Quebec. He attended HEC Montreal at the University of Montreal, receiving a bachelors in business administration. His career has been so impressive that he has since earned two honorary doctorate degrees, one from HEC Montreal and the other from Concordia University. His excellent education and innate business sense have led him on an incredible career path, including positions at General Electric and Pratt & Whitney. In 2006 he left Pratt & Whitney for a position at United Technologies Corporation (UTC) as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In 2008 he was named as UTC’s CEO, and he became chairman of the board in 2010.

As CEO of UTC, Louis R. Chênevert was known for how he focused on the engineering and operational talent. He acknowledged their key role in the ideas that created opportunities to exceed the expectations of UTC customers as well as produce great results. Mr. Chênevert also utilized small teams given the autonomy, tools, and funds needed to achieve key objectives at UTC. This approach helped UTC to be on the cutting edge as technology has rapidly changed.

Louis R. Chênevert’s attention to employees and the incredible impact they can have on a company came from his time as a line supervisor at General Motors. There, he learned how much employees want to have an impact on their company, and how much power employees wield. He took that knowledge to heart and applied it at UTC with excellent results. One of his biggest recommendations to young entrepreneurs is to put together not just a team with great resumes, but a team that can work well together to achieve goals. An excellent team can overcome obstacles together that other teams could not. A good team also maintains focus on their objectives, helping them to reach them. This, undoubtedly, can be seen in how Louis R. Chênevert ran UTC and UTC’s high success rates.

End Citizens Supports Democrat Paul Davis and Dean Philips

     End Citizen United is trying to fight against big donors use their funds to affect United State elections. The Supreme Court case, Citizens United v. F.E.C, allowed corporations to have the same legal rights as a person. These donors can donate as much money as they want and don’t have to disclose their identity. On their website, they list the candidates they support and are against. End Citizen United wants to put the power back in the hands of citizens and fights against candidates that support the ruling of Citizens United. They support the candidates, who oppose this ruling. Two of these candidates are Paul Davis and Dean Phillips.

Democrat Paul Davis is fighting to make elections fair and hold the federal government accountable to citizens not just the biggest donors. Davis was born in Kansas and still lives there with his family. He is running for the House of Representative seat in Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District against Lynn Jenkins. Davis has served in House of Representative before and was the head of the house Democrats. Davis is dedicated to fighting against big money in politics. He wants to make sure that Federal Government is working for the interest of all citizens. End Citizens United is endorsing Paul Davis because they believe he can help with their cause to make the government work for every citizen.

Another candidate is Democrat Dean Phillips. Phillips is running for the 3rd Congressional District in Minnesota. He is a successful businessman and pays his employees a wage that they can live on. He believes that allowing special interest to buy elections is a treat to democracy and is causing trouble for the hard working men and women of this great country. He wants the government deals to be more honest and transparent to the citizens that is meant to serve. Philips is proud to be a partner of End Citizens United. He believes together, they can help to get rid of big money in politics and return the power into the hands of citizens. Phillips supports The Disclose act, which would force big money donors to be named. This act would give citizens more insight into the viewpoints of candidates. He supports the Keep Our Campaigns Honest act, which would require FCC to name the donors who make political motivated ads. End Citizens United believes that with the help of these candidates, they can change the way our political system works.

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Jed McCaleb: The Growth Of The Stellar Development Foundation

Jed McCaleb is one of the world’s leading experts in bitcoin technology and cryptocurrencies. In 2014 he helped to cofound the Stellar Development Foundation in an effort to develop a system that will help to ameliorate some of the issues that are currently plaguing the world’s financial infrastructure. Jed McCaleb has been involved in cryptocurrencies since their infancy and originally created one of the largest bitcoin exchanges which was known as MT. Gox.

Today Jed McCaleb believes that the influence of blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies as a whole will continue to grow and even some non-crypto assets will become digitized utilizing the same backing to technology. With this current project at the Stellar Development Foundation, he is aiding the development of a universal payment network that will help to change the way financial transactions take place internationally. Currently, the Stellar network is capable of processing transactions in less than five seconds significantly faster than rival cryptocurrency bitcoin. The blockchain technology that Stellar is based on creates a decentralized public ledger that is totally immutable which in turn makes it an incredibly secure way to process transactions.

Jed McCaleb has expressed interest in the growing rate of occurrence of initial coin offerings. Initial coin offerings are a unique way that blockchain technology companies are attracting venture capital that allows regular retail investors to get in on the ground floor of new potential projects. He believes that the growing interest initial coin offerings shows there is still a large amount of untapped potential in the cryptocurrency sphere. Over the last four years, nearly $9 billion has and raised through these initial coin offerings.

Over the course of the next ten years, Jed McCaleb believes that the benefits conferred by blockchain technology will be applied to a number of other asset classes that bear no relation to cryptocurrencies. These could potentially include digitized tokens of stocks and bonds. By digitizing them, it was impossible for investors to trade resources in a decentralized manner that will help to reduce financial fees and eliminate the need for intermediaries and transactions.

The Stellar Development Foundation is now within the top 10 largest cryptocurrencies when measured by market capitalization and is currently trading around 23.8 cents.

Correctional Facilities Are Now Saying ‘Farewell’ to Illegal Communications

More than hundreds of thousands of illegal communications through cell phones are being made by American inmates each year. The thought of an inmate using an illegal cell phone at first glance seems like it couldn’t pose much of a problem to law enforcement officials or the general public. But, there are stories out there that will open your mind as to how this issue is a real threat to our prisons, public and more. I recently read a story about a former corrections officer from the Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina named Robert Johnson. He is currently on a mission to remove all cell phones from the hands of our inmates.


Johnson shared that his main duties as a corrections officer was to confiscate any contraband found at the premises. One day at work he recalled intercepting a large package stuffed with contraband items. The package contained about $50,000 worth of illegal items. Thinking nothing of it, Johnson just kept doing his job. After two weeks had passed, he woke up for work around 5:30 a.m. and heard a loud boom. A stranger had broke in through the front door of his home and was out for blood. Johnson’s wife was still sleeping and he instinctively knew to try to lure the assailant away from his bedroom to protect her. As Johnson moved to the hallway, he called out to the man and they ended up in a struggle. The man pushed him backwards and as Johnson was on the ground, he could only remember seeing the barrel of a gun. He was shot six times and was told he died twice on the operating table.


Robert Johnson‘s assailant was an ex-con that was hired to kill him by an inmate that used an illegal cell phone to contact him. The hitman was also paid $6,000 that was loaded into a Greendot card. There was an entirely different situation that involved an inmate using a contraband cell phone and it happened at the Evans Correctional Institution in South Carolina. A 31-year-old inmate named Jose was serving a ten year sentence at Evans Correctional and was caught on multiple occasions making illegal communications. His latest showed him wielding a knife in a video via Facebook Live that went viral. If that correctional facility had purchased and installed the new Wireless Containment Solution created by Securus Technologies, there wouldn’t be any incidents like this at all. The Wireless Containment Solution was made to prevent as well as detect absolutely every kind of illegal communication attempts being made by inmates. In just one year, more than 1.7 million illegal communications were prevented in eight participating correctional facilities in the U.S.


Sahm Issues A Plain “NO” When Discussing Kodak’s Investing Potential

Kerrisdale is a reputable investment firm that operates in the private sector today. Sahm Adrangi is the head director at Kerrisdale and has managed to grow the company greatly over the past 9 years. Sahm latest focus has been on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology due to the interesting effects it has other various industry markets. One of the latest reports put out by Kerrisdale cautioned company investors to look out for Kodak, which recently saw dramatic stock price increases due to their involvement with a cryptocurrency group. While this may seem like an opportunity to some investors, Sahm sees it mostly as a sham.

Kodak’s shares jumped amazing 200 percent in the matter of a single night, bringing in nearly 300 million dollars in increased assets. They also launched their own technology for image licensing using blockchain. Unfortunately, much of what Sahm Adrangi has seen from the company has appeared to be shady business practice and he urges investors to stay clear of Kodak. Current trends in crypto are not going to save Kodak given the volatility of crypto in many markets in all sorts of industries.

Kerrisdale is in a short position with Kodak and will stand to make money off of the company’s failure, and this is because Sahm is sure they will not recoup. They are currently facing the exact same issue they were over 5 years ago when they had to file a chapter 11 due to their lowering profits. The competition is rising above Kodak because they are upgrading their technologies, which Kodak is still not doing. This is another reason Sahm Adrangi calls into question whether or not the management at Kodak is pulling some sort of scheme to take advantage of investor interest in cryptocurrency.

Since first founding Kerrisdale Capital, Sahm has been building his reputation with excellent investments and major returns. Sahm is known all throughout the investment industry and many individuals seek out his advice on where to invest their money. Sahm Adrangi’s latest focus is to help others find the right path to take when investing and help them avoid problem companies that are either failing or attempting shady business practices.


Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi From Marilia To The Presidency

It is quite a shack up heading toward Bradesco in the next few weeks, confirmed by Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is the 4th and current president of Brazil’s 2nd largest bank.

Bradesco was found in 1943, in Marilia, and since that time it has grown to play major roles in the economic environment in Brazil. Bradesco as the years go by it became one of the prominent banks in Brazil. News of the changes coming to the bank has caused some concern. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has taken some time to explain the details on the changes and what to expect moving forward.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi has confirmed the new president is currently part of the Board of Directors, and once appointed he will be removed from the board. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi revealed the next president will be current vice president and chief executive officer, Octavio de Lazari Junior. Octavio de Lazari Junior was one of the seven vice president sitting on the board considered for the new role. CEO Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi continued to detail, these was a little dissatisfaction with the choice of going with Octavio de Lazari Junior. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi says during the Ordinary General Assembly (AGO) scheduled for March 2018, Octavio de Lazari Junior will officially be named the new president. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi explained now the vice president vacancy would have to be filled now that there are only six.

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According to Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, Carlos Alberto Rodrigues has been named to be the new vice president replacing Octavio de Lazari Junior. Carlos Alberto Rodrigues, the new vice president has been working with Bradesco back to when he was 13 years of age. Lastly it was revealed Lazaro Brandao, the current Chairman of the Board, and 75 year veteran will be retiring. Lazaro Brandao is former president of the company and his retirement announcement caught everyone off guard slightly. Lazaro Brandao being a 91 year old man, I think everyone knew he would be stepping down, just not during this time.

Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi, with the approval of Lazaro Brandao just bought HSBC in 2015. Lazaro Brandao did however extended the age restriction from 65 to 67 allowing Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi to make this transition of power at the executive level settle, and integration of Bradesco and HSBC. Now that Lazaro Brandao has retired, and Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi wont be president after the AGO meeting, Mr. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi will be both the Chairman of the Board and President until the transitions are complete. Lazaro Brandao says labor reform is needed to really get the economic situation in the country back on track to continued growth. Luiz Carlos Trabuco Cappi is confident with the current growth in Brazil’s GDP, and thinks of it as a positive indicator about the future of credit in the market.

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NewsWatch’s Major Tech News and Their Contour Design Review

NewsWatch is the ultimate news release for new technology that has not yet released in the mainstream market or is unable to do so. NewsWatch is tech folks’ pinnacle of new advances made in the tech world. The company is specific to one industry and exposes all competition in one singular program. One of the latest brands NewsWatch supports is Countour Design, Inc. a company specializing in work station products delivering comfort and progressive designs. One of the pinpointed Countour Design creations NewsWatch promotes is a keyboard with a focus pain free hand use and facility. Their top in-house keybord designs are the RollerMouse Red and Balance keyboard, a keyboard design with patting on the bottom for palm placement and a moving rolling bar with points for stimulation. The keyboard is also equipped with adjustable legs for sitting and is made entirely cable free. RollerMouse Red has smart like technology and switches off on its own. The company has released newer versions of the RollerMouse with even more advanced qualities. Whichever, it makes default computer keyboards an easy option to subsitute.

NewsWatch itself started in 1990 as a television show featuring all types of news from consumer product updates to celebrity cameos, however it has always maintained a profile of demonstrating less exposed marketplace solutions rather than sticking to the mainstream, obvious products news. Any product or disclosement made on the award winning show or website is unlike anything seen before.

NewsWatch has an incredible internet presence in nearly all of the major social media sites. In additio, NewsWatch hosts mutiple blog sites and other video sharing sites. NewsWatch is still available via TV networks including the AMC Network, and the ION Network. With both networks combined reaching almost 150 million TV screens in America, NewsWatch is without a doubt a major news source outlet.

The Academy Of Art University

There is one week each year that is a very big deal for fashion-savvy professionals in New York City. Fashion Week takes place each year in NYC and a number of different shows take place, showcasing some unique and creative designs from all kinds of designers. You’ll see models walk the runways wearing designs from top designers and then there will be lesser known designers that are thrilled to be a part of this event for the very first time. Each year, the Academy of Art University has a show that features designs from very recent graduates and students. This year, the show took place at the Skylight Clarkson Square venue and some famous attendees included Ms J Alexander from America’s Next Top Model.

The Academy of Art University sent a number of graduates to the show with nine creations that they spent the past year coming up with. There were a couple of women’s ensembles, a couple for men and a couple of collaborative efforts. The Academy of Art University is well known in the fashion industry and rightfully so. The school provides fashion degrees at a number of different levels and there are students that come from all over the world to learn from some of the best when it comes to fashion. You will find students from as far as China as well as locally in the United States as well.

The show this year was fifteen minutes in length and models showcased outfits that took all year to create on September 9th. Fashion Week will be the focus for these students and graduates for the next year as well. It’s a great opportunity that can make or break a recent graduate’s career when they are just trying to start out and take any opportunity that they can. Both undergraduates and graduate students strive to learn all they can and be noticed at their university so they maybe get this opportunity when they have graduated and have gone on to work in the fashion industry.


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