Share Phoenix Business Consulting invests in telehealth platform Healpha Heartfulness group of organisations launches ‘Healthcare by Heartfulness’ COVID care app Cipla and Wellthy Therapeutics (Wellthy Therapeutics) have announced that they have entered into a partnership to offer a combination of pharmacotherapy and digital therapeutics for improved patient outcomes in the chronic therapies of diabetology and cardiology.Under the agreement, a multi-lingual clinically-validated digital disease management platform will be made available to patients living with diabetes or cardiovascular diseases via doctors’ clinics or co-packaging on select Cipla brands. The platform brings together behavioural science, real-world clinical evidence and artificial intelligence to provide real-time monitoring, coaching and advice to patients, and virtual clinical assistance to doctors.This partnership is a result of Cipla’s campaign, Innoventia, which was envisioned as a first-of-its-kind challenge by an Indian pharmaceutical company to encourage innovation-led entrepreneurship and to harness disruptive ideas in healthcare to fulfil unmet patient needs.Umang Vohra, MD and Global CEO, Cipla, said, “The future of healthcare will be driven by increased use of technology, and this partnership gives Cipla the ability to offer this combination of prescription drugs and artificial intelligence-powered digital therapeutics to patients in cardio-metabolic health. It will allow patients to make informed decisions and take charge of their own health. By pairing our pharmacotherapy strengths with the digital approach to healthcare taken by Wellthy Therapeutics, Cipla will add to its diversified portfolio in the cardio-metabolic area to provide holistic care to patients from awareness, diagnosis and compliance to well-being.”Abhishek Shah, Co-founder and CEO, Wellthy Therapeutics, said, “We are excited to work with Cipla to bring digital therapeutics to patients in India. Companion digital therapeutics are redefining the treatment of chronic conditions, by helping personalise and simplify disease management for patients, and driving precision clinical insights to clinicians. With the combination of Cipla’s world- class formulations and clinically-validated digital therapeutics of Wellthy Therapeutics, we look forward to helping empower and inspire millions of patients to achieve better, sustainable health outcomes.”Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) are the leading cause of mortality in India today, cutting across the urban-rural divide. Diabetes and hypertension are significant risk factors leading to CVDs. Over 72 million Indians are estimated to be diabetic, while approximately 10 per cent of the population is estimated to be pre-diabetic, and 29 per cent of the population is estimated to be hypertensive. MaxiVision Eye Hospitals launches “Mucormycosis Early Detection Centre” Menopause to become the next game-changer in global femtech solutions industry by 2025 The missing informal workers in India’s vaccine story WHO tri-regional policy dialogue seeks solutions to challenges facing international mobility of health professionals Cipla and Wellthy Therapeutics announce digital therapeutics for diabetes and CVDs This partnership is a result of Cipla’s campaign, Innoventia, which was envisioned as a first-of-its-kind challenge by an Indian pharmaceutical company to harness disruptive ideas in healthcare Read Article Related Posts By EH News Bureau on February 19, 2019 News Comments (0) Abhishek Shahcardiovascular diseasesCiplaCVDsDiabetesdigital therapeuticsInnoventiaUmang VohraWellthy Therapeutics Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals releases first “Comprehensive Textbook of COVID-19” Add Comment
Rule amendment sets standards for remote hearings Creates presumption that shorter, non-evidentiary hearings would be allowed A procedural rule amendment to make it easier to get remote non-evidentiary hearings lasting up to 30 minutes and also to set standards for remote evidentiary hearings has been endorsed by the Rules of Judicial Administration Committee.The amendment to Rule of Judicial Administration 2.530 was in the works before the COVID-19 pandemic hit but took on a special urgency since last March when most non-criminal in-person court proceedings were halted.Sandy Solomon, who chaired the subcommittee that prepared the final draft, said there are three parts to the amendments: one addressing non-evidentiary hearings; one addressing evidentiary hearings; and one addressing the swearing of witnesses. The rule also deals with the definition of audio and audio/video communications.“There is a favorable presumption that for non-evidentiary hearings in which all parties consent or another rule of procedure permits or a hearing is scheduled for 30-minutes or less, that you should grant the right to have a hearing by audio or audio/video communications, so that the burden is on showing good cause to deny the request if you have consent, permission from another [procedural] rule, or the hearing is of limited duration,” Solomon said.For evidentiary matters “we allowed [electronic] testimony to be taken if all parties consent or if permitted again by another applicable rule of procedure,” he said. The rule requires the motion for such an audio or audio/video hearing to set out reasons, costs, the value of the testimony, travel, and other factors.“In the non-evidentiary matters, you have to show good cause to deny the request for [the hearing], so the objector has the burden,” Solomon said. “[For evidentiary hearings] you have to show good cause as to why the testimony should be allowed…and here are the factors that apply.”The current rule allows remote hearings in non-evidentiary hearings at the discretion of the judge who must consider any objections from the parties. It allows a judge to approve remote hearings up to 15 minutes in evidentiary matters, except in criminal, juvenile, and appellate proceedings, unless a party shows good cause in opposition.The amendment originally proposed that administration of the oath could be accomplished remotely if the witness has a government-issued photo ID or other appropriate documentation that would be described on the record. After discussion, that was changed to allowing the testimony after the witness’s identity was confirmed.In response to a question, Solomon also said the rule would apply to depositions, although again other procedural rules would take precedence.“I don’t think it [the proposed amendment] is limited to in-court testimony because some rules allow depositions as testimony,” Solomon said.Committee member Keith Park, who worked on the amendments since their inception, noted that the rules of civil procedure allow the taking of depositions after filing a notice and without judicial approval, and those would control in civil cases.He also said the evidentiary rules allow for the constitutional right to confront witnesses in juvenile and criminal proceedings, an issue that doesn’t arise in non-evidentiary hearings. It also is why the rule allows other procedural rules to take precedence.Committee member Tom Hall questioned the original language requiring a government photo ID for remote witnesses, noting he’s remotely testified as an expert witness in other states and has never been asked for an ID. He also said that adds an extra step not required for in-person testimony.The committee agreed to change the language to allow a witness to testify when the person administering the oath confirms the person’s identity.The committee approved the proposed rule on first reading 23-3. It will come back for second reading at the committee’s June meeting. If approved there, it will be published for comments and reviewed by the Board of Governors, and then submitted to the Supreme Court. Jan 26, 2021 By Gary Blankenship Senior Editor Top Stories
HomeNewsSuspect in deadly LA shooting rampage shot, killed by police Apr. 28, 2021 at 6:00 amNewsSuspect in deadly LA shooting rampage shot, killed by policeGuest Author1 month agoLos Angeles shootingsshooting STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated PressLos Angeles police fatally shot a man early Tuesday suspected of going on a violent rampage in the city’s downtown, shooting several people — killing two of them, including a newlywed — seemingly at random before leading police on an hours-long chase that ended in a standoff on a freeway overpass.The suspect, only described as a man in his late 40s or early 50s, was pronounced dead on the overpass in Orange County, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.“This appears to be random acts of violence,” police Lt. Raul Jovel told reporters in Fullerton, where the man was shot. “We have no idea what precipitated this.”The man had been driving a white Jeep Cherokee and refused pleas from police and a family member to surrender, authorities said. Shots were fired at police during the standoff, and one officer returned fire, killing the man.The shooting rampage adds to LA’s recent rise in violent crime. The number of people shot in the city has increased 73% this year, compared with the same time period in 2020. The police killing Tuesday marks the second time LAPD officers have fatally shot a person in four days.Detectives are investigating whether the shootings were hate crimes, the Los Angeles Times reported. The victims included two Asian men and a Latino man. Hate crimes, particularly against Asians, have risen dramatically nationwide.“We are very mindful of the potentiality for that, and leaning into that very actively,” LAPD Chief Michel Moore said.The drive-by shooting began around 12:55 a.m. near the University of Southern California when the suspect pulled alongside a victim’s vehicle and fired multiple rounds at him, Moore said later during a police commission meeting. The victim suffered a bullet graze wound to his head; he is expected to survive.Moore said a dashboard camera inside the victim’s vehicle captured part of the shooting and the Jeep’s license plate, which helped officers circulate a description of the car.About 10 minutes later, another shooting occurred less than a mile away. The suspect drove alongside another man’s vehicle — this time in a Starbucks drive-thru — and backed into it, causing a slight crash. The suspect then fired into the vehicle, killing a newlywed who was driving with his wife, Moore said. Police believe there was a “verbal exchange” between the couple and the gunman, but Moore did not know what had been said.Neither victim was a USC student, the university said.The second deadly shooting occurred around 1:25 a.m., about 3 miles (4.83 kilometers) away from the second scene. A man was driving when the gunman pulled up next to him and began firing through the window.A fourth incident was reported shortly after the homicide, Moore said, when the suspect fired at a vehicle in an intersection.Officers spotted the suspect’s Jeep and began a long pursuit, which included the suspect firing at a white Tesla while driving. The driver was not injured.The chase covered several freeways in Los Angeles and Orange counties. Police used spike strips to disable the Jeep on an overpass in Fullerton around 3:30 a.m., when a standoff with LAPD SWAT officers began.SWAT pinned the Jeep in and attempted negotiations aimed at having the suspect surrender, Moore said. The suspect began firing at the officers through the vehicle’s front windshield, and an officer returned fire. The man shot at police a second time, the chief said, prompting the officer to return fire again.The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, and a handgun believed to be linked to the earlier shootings was found, Moore said.Police are investigating what led to the spate of violence and if the man is connected to any other crimes.“We’ll be going back to the suspect’s home, talking to family members, trying to figure out what led to these acts of violence,” Jovel said.On Saturday, LAPD officers shot and killed 34-year-old Richard Solitro, who had gotten into a car crash with police. Solitro got out of his vehicle and, holding his hand behind his back, began counting down “3 … 2 … 1” as he started to bring his hand out, police said.At least one officer fired, fatally striking him. Police did not find a weapon. 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Tags Telefonica Previous ArticleAT&T keeps receipt on Mexican spectrumNext ArticleIliad cleared to Play in Poland Chris Donkin Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more Telefonica CEO Jose Maria Alvarez-Pallete (pictured) warned it was critical Europe introduced competition rules to strengthen the beleaguered telecoms sector, while pointing to the need to keep 5G spectrum prices in check and scrap mandatory wholesale terms.Speaking during the FT-ETNO Summit 2020 virtual event, the executive called on Europe’s regulators to be “brave” in the design of new rules for global digital players, while pointing to the need to relax those imposed on telecommunications companies to “level the playing field”.Alvarez-Pallete argued despite the critical role of connectivity during Covid-19 (coronavirus) restrictions, revenue for companies in the telecommunications sector continued to decline, with stock market valuations of several players “at its lowest”.He also questioned the level of control held over companies on the front line of an explosion in use of digital services.“During the pandemic digital services increased exponentially, video calls and online streaming traffic have increased by seven times, but does anyone know what market share the providers of these services have?”“Does any regulator have authority over, or the power to request such information? Are those conversations stored? Under what kind of security controls?”The executive noted after imposing regulations on digital players, the next priority should be deregulation of the telecommunications sector, pointing to restrictively high 5G spectrum fees and wholesale agreements he deems unfair.He added there must be: “An end to the expropriation of new generation networks by imposing mandatory access to third parties at regulated prices. Those networks have been built in a competitive environment and on occasions with co-investment”.His comments come as the European Commission continues to assess its next move in regulating large multinational technology companies.Climate goalsElsewhere in the session Alvarez-Pallete gave an update on Telefonica’s progress towards its climate and sustainability goals.He noted the company was on target to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions in 2025, trimming five years from its previous timeline, and as part of the same drive planned to dismantle its entire fixed copper network in its home market of Spain. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back Luz verde a la fusión entre Telefónica y Liberty Global en el Reino Unido Related Telefónica refuerza la seguridad de las cadenas de bloques AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore4 27 OCT 2020 Author Español Telefonica bolsters blockchain security Home Telefonica chief calls for European regulation overhaul
Kadie Latimer didn’t set out to be Miss Montana USA; that’s just how it turned out when she decided to try something new. Latimer, 23, was spending her time last year working as a model and going to school at Flathead Valley Community College, when one of her bosses at the Rocky Mountain Entertainment Agency suggested that she look into pageants. “Doing pageants wasn’t my thing,” Latimer said in an interview last week. But when it was explained that pageant work can boost a resume and that training for a pageant could help with some of the shyness Latimer comes by naturally, she decided to go for it. Starting in February 2013, Latimer started training. That following October, she competed in the Miss Montana USA pageant in Missoula, and in what she considered a surprising result, she won. “It was my first pageant, and it ended up going pretty well,” Latimer said. With that win, Latimer is headed to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for the Miss USA pageant, which will be televised on NBC on June 8. It’s a major accomplishment for Latimer, who two years ago hadn’t thought she’d be on the national and international stage. The Miss USA pageant differs from the Miss America competition in that there isn’t a talent competition in Miss USA, and the woman who wins the title of Miss USA goes on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. Miss USA is also televised internationally, and the June 8 event will showcase the top 15 competitors, and will then move on to top 10, top five and then the winner. Miss Montana USA has never made it to the top 15, Latimer said, and she would consider it a win if she could get into that special grouping. Latimer is no stranger to competition; in high school, she was a four-sport athlete, competing in track, basketball, volleyball and softball. She spent her freshman and sophomore years at Flathead High School, then moved on to Glacier High School when it opened for her junior and senior year. After high school, she attended Montana Tech in Butte, and came back to the Flathead to go to aesthetician school. But while working at a local plastic surgeon’s practice, she felt drawn to the medical profession, and will be part of this year’s graduating class at FVCC with a two-year degree in medical assisting. Having to study for school while also tending to her duties as Miss Montana USA, which take her all over the state, is a lot to have on her plate, but Latimer likes it that way. “I’d rather be busy than be bored,” she said. Once she took on the state title, Latimer decided to take on a platform educating teenagers and children about the dangers of drinking and driving, and also stressing the benefits of wearing a seat belt. To train for her upcoming competition – “I feel like I can never be prepared enough,” she said – Latimer has a coach from Texas who walks her through mock interviews, and a director from Seattle who arranges for all the other aspects of pageantry, from hair and makeup to dresses and dieting. Exercise is a familiar part of her life, but learning to diet appropriately was a bit of a challenge, she said. She’ll be judged on her fitness level in the swimsuit category, her speech skills in the interview category, and her overall appearance in the evening gown category. Montana doesn’t have a large pageant culture, nor are there ever high expectations for Montana contestants, she said, but Latimer hopes to place in the top 15 or be chosen as the “Top 16” selection by online voters.Otherwise, her goal is to go soak up the experience and continue strolling down a path she didn’t plan on walking.“I’m just going to go there and have a good time,” Latimer said. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”The Miss USA competition airs June 8 on NBC. For more information, visit www.missmontanausa.com. Stay Connected with the Daily Roundup. Sign up for our newsletter and get the best of the Beacon delivered every day to your inbox. Email
UK regulatory roundup: Where we are and what lies aheadHarbottle & Lewis on four imminent developments that will impact the games industry in the UK and EuropeKostyantyn LobovTuesday 10th September 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareIt has been a busy couple of years for the games industry. We have seen it go from strength to strength, with games now sitting comfortably at the top of the entertainment market in terms of revenue. With success comes notoriety, and notoriety sometimes brings with it unwanted attention. For games, this has come in the form of increasing scrutiny from regulatory and governmental bodies. This, combined with upcoming changes in UK and EU laws and regulatory practices, means there is suddenly a lot for the industry to keep track of.It would be impossible to do all of the upcoming changes justice in one article. Instead, here is a snapshot of four key developments, what we can expect to see in the coming months, and how it might affect the industry in practice.1. Immersive and addictive technologies — DCMS Committee InquiryWhat is it? An Inquiry by the UK Government’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee into ‘immersive and addictive’ technologies. It covers a number of different areas, but one particular focus is looking at how the addictive nature of some mechanics can affect users’ engagement with games, particularly amongst younger people.”With success comes notoriety, and notoriety sometimes brings with it unwanted attention” Why is it happening? Spurred on by press coverage about excessive gameplay and spending habits of some players (and not helped by the World Health Organisation’s recent addition of ‘Gaming Disorder’ to the International Classification of Diseases) the Committee will examine the extent to which so-called ‘gaming addiction’ exists, how game mechanics might encourage addictive behaviours, and if further measures are needed to protect vulnerable people. It is also looking at the impact of in-game spending and microtransactions.What effect could it have? As we saw from the recent interviews of major industry players conducted by the Inquiry, a wide cross-section of games is potentially in its crosshairs, ranging from AAA to casual mobile games. Particular attention has been given to games which feature micro-transactions, loot boxes (or similar mechanics), or which appeal to younger audiences, whether intentionally or not – particularly from the perspective of whether such games have addictive qualities. In one line of questioning, the Inquiry went as far as to draw a comparison between the release of new games and the launch of new drugs which had not yet been properly tested or received the necessary approvals.What’s next? The tone of the Inquiry has made the underlying message clear: game companies will be expected to do more to clean up their house, or face additional regulatory burdens. Having regulation imposed upon it is something that the games industry will want to avoid. The Inquiry is ongoing and the outcome is not yet known. Given the extent of the topics to be covered, it may be some time before the findings and recommendations are published.Recent interviews with industry figures during the Commons committee’s inquiry put the spotlight on the games industry2. Protecting users online — the UK Government’s Online Harms White PaperWhat is it? This was a recent public consultation on the government’s plans to introduce new measures to protect users online, with a focus on children and vulnerable people. The proposals include the creation of a new duty of care that companies would owe to their online users, introducing methods of redress for individual users, and potentially establishing a new independent regulatory body to enforce these new rules. Why is it happening? There is a concern that online companies are not currently doing enough to safeguard people that use their platform or service. Social media companies are the obvious target here, but games which include an online social interaction component may also be caught.What effect could it have? The White Paper covers a broad range of issues, of which the proposed new duty of care is one of the more significant. If enacted, companies would be made responsible for addressing a wide range of online harms, ranging from illegal activity and content to behaviours which are harmful but not necessarily illegal, such as abuse and toxicity. Whether or not all of the proposals make it into law, the White Paper forms part and parcel of the Government’s push for game businesses (and online platforms more generally) to take more of an active role in combating harmful behaviour.”The underlying message is clear: game companies will be expected to do more to clean up their house, or face additional regulatory burdens” If some of this sounds similar to the topics addressed by the DCMS Committee Inquiry, it’s because it is – the common theme being the protection of vulnerable audiences. The White Paper also proposes to tackle, for example, the issue of ‘Designed Addiction’ – i.e. the design of some online services in a way that encourages continuous use and addictive behaviour.What’s next? The consultation period ended on 1 July 2019. So far, there is no word on when a response will be published. Being a White Paper, these proposals are still some way from turning into actual law, and they could go through several more iterations before that happens.3. Consumer rights — Several new EU Directives will introduce sweeping changesWhat is it? Earlier this year, the EU adopted two new Directives (the Digital Content Directive and the Sale of Goods Directive) which aim to strengthen the rights of consumers who buy both boxed and digital products. A third initiative, known as the Omnibus Directive, will also introduce a raft of changes to existing EU consumer protection laws. In a nutshell, these changes are less about protecting users from harm, and more about making sure consumers are treated fairly and get what they paid for.Why is it happening? The goal is to bring EU countries onto a level footing when it comes to consumer rights which, at the moment, are not fully harmonised. As well as improving the position of consumers, the Directives should also make life easier for businesses which sell their digital content in several countries, by making the laws and conformity requirements uniform across the EU. The Omnibus Directive will aim to, among other things, give a right to individual remedies for consumers when they are harmed by unfair commercial practices like aggressive marketing and improve transparency in online transactions (in particular for things like the use of online reviews, personalised pricing based on algorithms, and higher ranking of products due to paid placements).Kostyantyn LobovWhat effect could it have? Perhaps the most significant change is the proposed introduction of fines for cross-border infringements of consumers rights of up to 4% of the company’s annual turnover in the relevant EU member states. There will also be significant changes in relation to contracts for digital content. Consumers will in the future have access to the rights they already enjoy under the UK’s Consumer Rights Act (including the right to demand that faulty content is repaired, replaced or refunded) irrespective of whether they paid for the digital content or received it ‘for free’ in exchange for providing their personal data (e.g. their name and email address). In practical terms, this means that downloading some F2P games would give rise to the same consumer protection rights as purchasing a AAA boxed product. In addition, where digital content is defective, the burden of proof of demonstrating whether or not that defect existed at the time of purchase will now be on the supplier and not the consumer.What next? The Sale of Goods Directive and Digital Content Directive have been adopted and EU countries now have a period of two years to implement them into national law. The Omnibus Directive is at an earlier stage and has yet to be formally approved and published. Although these measures are still some way off from becoming law, their effects will inevitably be wide-ranging. As a minimum, anyone who sells directly to consumers will need to review and update their existing T&Cs and consumer policies to bring them into compliance with the new laws. Studios which sell through third party platforms like Steam will need to be aware of the changes that those platforms will make to their T&Cs and how they may affect their business.4. Copyright — EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single MarketWhat is it? Strictly speaking not a ‘regulatory’ development, but the EU Copyright Directive deserves a mention because it will introduce some of the biggest changes to copyright law for a generation. The games industry, being essentially an industry which deals with complex copyright works, will inevitably be affected.”In the UK, it feels more and more like the industry is at a regulatory crossroads” Why is it happening? To bring copyright law (a lot of which was drafted before the internet and monolithic online content platforms existed) up to date and to harmonise across the EU some rights which currently exist in some EU member states but not in others, like the authors’ and performers’ contract adjustment mechanism mentioned below.What effect could it have? The EU Copyright Directive has generated a lot of discussion over the past 12 months. This is a huge piece of legislation covering a number of areas. To mention two which are likely to be of particular interest to the games industry:Article 17 will impose more stringent obligations on online platforms which host digital content to identify and remove content which infringes copyright. As you might expect, platforms have lobbied hard (and, to an extent, successfully) for Article 17 to be watered down, and there will be more manoeuvring between now and the deadline for when the Directive must be implemented into the national law of each member state. Eventually, we can expect to see platforms updating their terms to account for Article 17. The exact changes are difficult to predict, but we could, for example, see platforms attempting to place more responsibility for ensuring that content is lawful on the party doing the uploading. Any studio which uploads content onto those platforms will need to read the new terms carefully.Article 20 will introduce a contract adjustment mechanism for authors and performers. The meaning of “author” is wider that it initially suggests and could include a wide variety of contributors to a game, like graphic artists, and motion capture actors. This means that, in some circumstances, those contributors (who have already been paid) would be entitled to claim additional payment if the amount originally paid to them turns out to be disproportionately low compared to the money generated by their work. Essentially, this could allow contributors to games to claim an additional payment if the game turns out to be a hit. It remains to be seen how often the mechanism will be used in practice, but it could have an impact on which talent studios choose to work with, how they contract with that talent, and the terms of the publishing agreement. For example, we could see studios asking for an indemnity from the publisher (or an adjustment to the royalty split) to compensate it for any additional money which may have to be paid to talent in the future as a result of this new mechanism.What next? The directive was implemented on 17 April 2019 and came into force on 7 June 2019. EU member states have two years to implement it into national law. ConclusionRelated JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games If the last couple of years have been busy, then the combination of upcoming changes to EU law, and the regulatory scrutiny which we have seen thus far in the UK and further afield, will mean the next couple of years will be busier still.The fact that Europe is leading the field in areas like consumer protection is a sign of market maturity and should be a source of encouragement. The rest of the world will look to the EU in deciding how to evolve their own laws and regulatory mechanisms. In the UK, it feels more and more like the industry is at a regulatory crossroads. The choice of paths range from having intrusive, restrictive and potentially out-of-touch regulation imposed upon it by legislators, to adopting a convincing self-regulatory approach which addresses the issues flagged by Parliament and other stakeholders. The next couple of years will be decisive in determining where on that spectrum we will end up.Brexit, whichever form it may take, will affect how and to what extent some of these EU-driven measures are implemented in the UK. Given the UK’s current regulatory outlook and its proximity to Europe, it is difficult to imagine the UK regime becoming significantly out of step with the EU in the near future. For studios planning a worldwide launch, the geographical distinction will be largely academic anyway, and compliance will continue to be driven by the territories with the strictest regimes, which in many cases means the EU.Kostya Lobov (@LawyerKostya) and Liam Haeburn-Little are lawyers who advise on all things games and esports-related at London-based law firm Harbottle & Lewis (www.harbottle.com).Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. 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Coal RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter The Virginia State Corporation Commission approved the transfer of American Electric Power (AEP, NYSE: AEP)’s share in the Amos coal-fired power plant Unit 3 to Appalachian Power, according to Electric Light & Power/POWERGRID International. Linkedin Facebook AEP filed in December 2012 for approval from the Virginia SCC and the Public Service Commission of West Virginia to transfer AEP Ohio’s two-thirds ownership (867 MW) of Amos Plant Unit 3 (1,300 MW) and 800 MW of the 1,600 MW generating capacity of Mitchell Plant to Appalachian Power. Approval from the Public Service Commission of West Virginia still is necessary to complete the transfer of Amos Plant Unit 3 to Appalachian Power. 8.1.2013 Optimizing Plant Performance: The April POWERGEN+ series activates today AEP also filed to transfer ownership of the remaining 800 MW of the 1,600 MW generating capacity of Mitchell Plant to Kentucky Power. A settlement agreement approving that transfer was reached with several parties in the case. A decision on the settlement agreement is pending before the Kentucky Public Service Commission. By chloecox – The Virginia SCC also approved the merger of Wheeling Power with Appalachian Power, but denied transfer of 50 percent of the 1,600 MW Mitchell Plant to Appalachian Power. Read more business news TAGSAEP Vietnam: scaling back coal-fired plans toward gas, renewables Mississippi Power cutting stakes in coal-fired, gas-fired stations to reduce excess MW, emissions No posts to display AEP’s coal-fired power plant transfer approved Twitter Facebook Previous articlePlanned nuclear power plant receives wastewater discharge permit, license delayedNext articleFall nuclear outages down to lowest level in years chloecox If the Wheeling Power and Appalachian Power merger does not proceed, our corporate separation order from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) would allow the transfer of Wheeling Power’s existing power purchase agreement with AEP Ohio to AEP Generation Resources to serve those customers at cost-based rates. This would protect Wheeling Power customers by continuing their existing source of generation supply,” Akins said. Linkedin
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Talks on a peace settlement for Cyprus will fail unless the European Union convinces the Greek Cypriot leadership to pick up the pace of discussions, according to Mehmet Ali Talat, the leader of the Turkish Cypriot community. Both “pressure” and “incentives” were needed for the Greek Cypriots to agree to an intensified schedule for the settlement talks, Talat said in an interview with European Voice on Tuesday (15 September). Without expedited talks, finding a solution would be “very difficult”, he said. Elections Talat said that it would be hard to reach a settlement once campaigning begins for next April’s election for the Turkish Cypriot leadership. He warned that the election might produce a leader less committed to a peaceful solution. The EU should take steps to end the international isolation of the north of the island, he suggested, in order to increase pressure on the Greek Cypriot leadership to find a solution. He singled out the question of property as the issue likely to generate “dislocation” among Turkish Cypriots, many of whom live in homes abandoned by their Greek Cypriot owners during the Turkish invasion of 1974. “Everybody is somehow affected” by the matter, he said, describing a mechanism for the return of property to rightful owners as a “make-or-break issue” for the reunification talks. The negotiations, which are assisted by the United Nations, entered a second stage last Thursday (10 September). Talat and Demetris Christofias, the president of the Republic of Cyprus, who meet again today (17 September), will discuss topics on which they disagreed during the first stage of talks, which began a year ago.