The Legal Industry Embraces Promising Blockchain Technology

Attorneys have realized that the blockchain technology is here to stay and its effects are just beginning. A group of them recently met at a ‘Blockchain and the Law’ conference to discuss issues touching on the future of the technology for the legal world. The conference afforded attendees the chance to listen to discussions on a wide of range of issues, opportunities, and use cases that are coming up with new technology. A consistent theme throughout the presentations was the fact that blockchain was a matter of when and not if. The speakers seemed to agree on the fact that the technology will become a part of attorney’s lives soon and they needed to consider how to make the most of it.

The event provided a chance for leaders in cross-section fields to give brief presentations about the technology and how it could be related to legal work. The speakers talked about how commerce may be affected by blockchain technology and how the legal sector will be affected by its growth regarding how it delivers its services. In addition to noting that the distributed ledger technology will no doubt change the legal industry, the lawyers also delved into specific use cases to provide the audience a sense of why and how the blockchain needs to be embraced and implemented in legal services.

One of the speakers discussed the specifics of how the blockchain technology will change the world of trademarks. She described an instance of a trademark battle between a makeup store owner and the Kardashian family. According to her, such conflicts can be solved by blockchain as it can show when a trademark was first used by recording its time-stamp. Blockchain technology will no doubt alter law practice in the coming future by creating a more fair, transparent, and affordable system

Changes in Employment Law Targeting Workers

Employment laws targeting Canadian workers are rarely ever carved in stone. The statutes are always likely to change whenever there is a change of government. New court decisions have also been known to alter certain decisions overnight.

This year has seen policies on privacy protection, equal pay, workplace impact of marijuana legalization, and minimum wages being introduced. Safeguards to protect vulnerable employees have also been put in place. Certain key issues have been dealt with at the federal level, which has gone ahead to affect the entire country. Federal level discussions have included:

Living Wage vs. Minimum Wage

There has been an unending debate on what should be the minimum wage. Currently, the minimum wage is set at $11.43 for each hour. Citizen groups have been agitating to have this increased to $15 per hour. This is what they are calling the living wage. Businesses have however been pushing back as they are aware that this new figure is likely to affect their bottom line.

Workplace Safety and Marijuana Legalization

The central government has put in place measures to ensure that marijuana is legalized by the end of the year. It is, however, something that has raised safety and health issues for the workers. Compared to arriving at work when drunk, there is currently no reliable way to confirm that an employee is high on marijuana.

Privacy Protection for All Employee Information

A new non-workplace court judgment has brought with it a number of implications for the workers. Voluntarily releasing a person’s information that may have been gleaned at the workplace may attract stiff penalties, especially when done without the employee’s permission. This will lead to the application of a new tort being called “public disclosure of private facts.” It, therefore, calls for employees to exercise caution when distributing written material video files or recordings that could affect another party.

Victoria State in Australia Becomes the Country’s First State to Legalize Euthanasia

The state of Victoria in Australia becomes the first state in the country to legalize assisted dying. After two and a half years of debate, the Lower House granted a win to the state government Premier, Daniel Andrews, who had lobbied for the bill. The law allows residents of Victoria with a terminal disease to obtain a lethal injection within ten days of the request. However, preference goes to those with a lifespan of six months and below. The state joins Netherlands, Canada, Colombia, Belgium, and some states in the US in legalizing euthanasia. Some states in the US allows the doctor to suggest a means through which patients may terminate their lives without necessarily participating in the act.

The law seeks to avert physical suffering for the terminally ill. According to Mr. Andrews, the law allows the sick to die with dignity. A similar bill proposed in Australia was struck down by the Federal government in 1997. A patient benefiting from the injection must have been a resident of the state for the last one year. The drug can be administered on behalf of the patient if they cannot do it themselves.

Before the drug gets administered, thorough vetting of the patient gets conducted. Additionally, a doctor may not at any circumstance suggest the idea of ending one’s life. While those opposed to the bill cited that the decision of euthanasia should be left in the hands of the doctors, Dr. Baker said that the matter is ultimately a job for the government and the society. The amendments made the law more restrictive as compared to similar laws passed in different jurisdictions. However, there’re concerns about the ability to interpret and manipulate the law to suit one’s purpose. In the modern society, it’s possible to prolong life. As a result and by default, it’s also possible to extend suffering and pain. It would only be prudent to avail a method of stopping the pain as a last resort.

Winter Styling with New Lime Crime Diamond Dew

When Lime Crime revealed its new liquid eye shadow – Diamond Dew, it squelched days of speculation as to what the new product in the unique diamond-shaped bottle would be. True to Lime Crime fame, its most recent eye shadow reveal has been designed to mate with a number of the company’s previous cosmetics. But in this case, you need look no further than the Diamond Crushers Lip Topper as the perfect marriage between lip and lid.

The liquid eye shadow is especially gratifying as it dries almost immediately upon application, and the glitter particles are amazingly lightweight – despite their awesome glitter power. We would like to take a moment to suggest a couple unique color combos that feature both the Diamond Dew Liquid Eye Shadow and the Diamond Crushers Lip Toppers:

Chocolate Diamond – features a deep chocolaty bronze base shot through with iridescent glitter that can take ladies night out to a new level. When mated with the Cleopatra Diamond Crusher Lip Topper, you get a high fashion, high-metallic look that cant go from grunge to glamour. The lighter brown eye palette can be an especially “autumn” look versus the traditional black smoky eye look.

Diamond Dew in Tearful – pack a punch of color with this sparkly blue-green color that can brighten up a denim outfit or a simple black dress. Blue-based eyeliners can go dramatic, as in the cat-eye application, or as a simple tight line added to the bottom eye lid only. Compliment this vibrant color with lush lashes and the Rainbow Nude Diamond Crusher Lip Gloss for a fun, but sharp look.

The nice thing about this line of liquid eye shadow is its smudge-resistant, staying power. Additionally, liquid liners offer the most precise application process. The key to foolproof eye liquid is to minimize the facial oil around your eyes. This can be done by blotting oily skin prior to eyeliner application or using a light setting powder beforehand.

We’ve always enjoyed the LimeCrime brand of eye and lip color because the company is 100% vegan friendly and cruelty free. Don’t be afraid to mix up and color splash with this fantastic palette of colors and glitter.

Talkspace: Therapy With A Twist

For years, people thought of therapy as a sign of weakness, and that could not be further from the truth. As a matter of fact, it is a sign of strength and being in control. If someone is just holding in how they are feeling and not doing anything about it, how are they going to get help and how are they going to get any better? There is no use in ignoring the problem. The problem is there and it is not going away anytime soon. The sooner they deal with it; in fact, the better off they will be in the long run. They just need to admit that something is bothering them and do something about it.

Talkspace is therapy with a twist, though, and it is highly rated when it comes to technology apps. It allows a patient to talk to a therapist over the phone, one-on-one through video chat, and also through text message. No matter what method they prefer, they are going to get the same kind of care. One of the major issues people have with therapy is the cost of it, as it can cost hundreds of dollars per hour. They walk out of the session, and they don’t feel like they really got their money’s worth.

If they are on a budget, they can even text a therapist for only 32-dollars a week, which allows them to share their feelings and not have to worry about having a big bill in the process. It is truly a win-win for people that are tired of the same old model of therapy. They can do it their way and they meet with someone on the phone that actually really cares about them and is going to show it with their level of commitment and professionalism.

An insight into Securus technologies performance and accreditation

One of the leading tech firms, Securus technologies, was recently given an A+ rating by Better Business Bureau (BBB), a company outsourced to assess and audit business’ service delivery and performance. Securus technologies provide solutions in technical matters relating to civil and criminal affairs. Their services aim at stepping up the safety of the public, criminal investigations, corrections and monitoring.

 

The company’s deputy head of operations, Danny de Hoyos, reinstated the audit conducted on them by Better Business Bureau confirming that their performance is not a public statement but a fact that can be verified from past associations with the Texas bureau. The accreditation came as a voluntary act after successfully displaying the following incredible work related virtues;

 

  • Honesty
  • Trustworthy services and personnel
  • Positive track record in the markets
  • Transparency in all their dealings and transactions
  • Responsiveness to client’s queries and demands
  • Discrete in business dealings and vital information minimizing risk of fraud and leakage of private information

 

To promote better service delivery and client satisfaction, Securus set up a responsive 24-hour call center with the largest capacity that there is in the industry of two hundred and twenty call center personnel. The service did not only improve business-client relationship but also did boost Securus’ standards to meet the BBB accreditation standards.

 

Before becoming a part of Securus call center team, individual personnel are oriented on a one on one basis with BBB standards in mind. Equipped with the high BBB professional standards the call center staff can respond to approximately 2.4 million calls monthly scoring a client satisfaction star rating of 4.3.

Despite false statements from our competitors, whose performances are wanting for the longest time, our clients and other professional bodies who have worked one on one with us highly recommend our task delivery potential, backing up BBB’s accreditation.

Visit us at our Dallas headquarters for any legal and technical matters and meet our service staff who will diligently serve you.

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Here’s What Basis, the Sole Product of Elysium Health, Does for Consumers

Elysium Health is an organization that researches, creates, and distributes supplements intended to help people live healthier lives for longer than they would without consuming the products Elysium creates. Elysium Health was founded by two businessmen and a medical researcher.

The basics of Basis, Elysium Health’s flagship supplement

In 2015, the year after Elysium Health was founded, the organization released Basis. Earlier this year, in the early months of 2017, Elysium Health financed the clinical trial of Basis, proving that it does what it states it does – increase the blood serum concentration of NAD+, the initialism of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide.

Basis is intended to be taken once per day. Two capsules should be taken every morning, as Elysium Health recommends its consumers do, with or without food, meaning it does not typically cause nausea in its consumers. While Basis contains six ingredients, only two of them are active and intended to promote and maintain the cellular health of its consumers: nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene.

Nicotinamide riboside is intended, once it’s digested, to create stores of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide in its consumers. Pterostilbene lubricates NAD+ and helps it work as it’s intended.

How can consumers be confident that Basis actually works?

It’s an indisputable fact that many supplements do not have the tried-and-true information backing its manufacturers’ claims. Supplements aren’t regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration, unlike medications, which are, at least if they’re produced and sold within the United States of America.

Earlier this year, in 2017, Elysium Health funded the clinical trial of the two main ingredients in Basis: nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene.

The clinical trial involved 120 people and was double-blind, meaning neither doctors nor patients knew whether they were actually taking the real supplement or a placebo, randomized, meaning nobody knew which people actually were taking Basis’ two main ingredients, and standardized. These three characteristics are the three central hallmarks of clinical trials in the United States – and the rest of the world, for that matter.

After taking Basis’ two central components for a total of four straight weeks at least once per day, the serum concentration of nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide – the substance that nicotinamide riboside is designed to yield once consumed – rose an average of 40% in people that took 250 milligrams of nicotinamide riboside and 50 milligrams of pterostilbene. People that took twice this amount – which happens to be the recommended dosage of Basis – were found to have increased 90%. Those that didn’t take anything didn’t see their NAD+ levels rise in any capacity.

Greg Secker; a Forex Market Expert

Currently, many challenges are affecting the stock market. As a result, people are turning to forex market trading. Greg Secker is one of the successful entrepreneurs who has accumulated massive wealth from Forex trade. Greg identifies investment opportunities that investors can take advantage of to get financial freedom. He was a millionaire at a young age and decided he will be sharing his knowledge and experience with others who want to have financial freedom through sound investments.

Greg Secker gives tips that are helpful to people who want to join trading. One of the tips is that for one to succeed in any trade, knowing some basics about the trade is paramount. If you want to join forex trade, you must know all the basics about the trade before you begin. Knowing some forex terminologies in the forex industry, getting information about how the forex market works as well as understanding every process of the trade is necessary. Greg also says that individuals should be realistic and avoid mixing emotions with business when it comes to Forex trading.

When it comes to forex trading, new investors must have a successful mentor to emulate. These mentors started at the bottom and eventually found their way to the top. That means they understand the trading and their experience can be of great use for interested traders. It is also advisable to learn one trading strategy and stick to it. Many new forex traders make mistakes by continually changing their trading strategies to get better odds. Greg says that this is not a good move as it can lead to confusion and shift of focus. Therefore, Greg says that new forex traders should choose one trading strategy, understand it well and stick to it long term.

Greg Secker has been successful by being educated and innovative. He attended the University of Nottingham where he achieved a degree in agricultural and food science. After Education, he went to work at Thomas Cook Financial Services and later joined foreign exchange market trading. He developed Virtual Trading Desk which is an online forex trading platform. On top of that, he is the founder and owner of SmartCharts Software, Capital Index and Learn to Trade. He is a great philanthropist, and he has found the Greg Secker Foundation which is improving the quality of life for communities worldwide.

The Significant Growth of the Waiakea Water Company

Bottled water has grown to be one of the most popular drinks of the time. Water is known as an important component of our bodies that we need daily. Many people more so those traveling and those in offices find it difficult carrying water from their houses. Carrying bottled water has also resembled a dignitary character, and this is how Ryan Emmons found a vacant business opportunity.

Among the key things that people look after is a sustainable product that is unique with health benefits and with an environment-friendly effect. These are the three key things that he tried to seek out before he came up with the Waiakea bottled water company. The company that was started back in 2012 has in the currently grown to one of the top generating a stable income and profits.

Since he founded it at the age of 22, most people have been taking it, Emmons seriously. This has helped give the company a significant growth record of 4000% with much more expectation in the near future. The annual growth rate of the company is attributed to 170% all which is through the reliable services they provide. By the time of its establishment, Waiakea was producing an average of 2,304 cases of bottled water which has grown to 122,400 cases annually.

One of the key factors that is said to have pushed the company far beyond its competitors is the location of the company. The company is said to hold a value of 10 million square miles of ocean which is also the same amount the company is worth in dollars. Waiakea operates through a combination of both rain and volcano from the pristine snowcapped peak of the Mauna Loa Volcano. This makes the sources of its water one of the purest environments on the globe.

The main source of their water which is 14, 000 feet of the volcanic rock of the mountain is said to be an harbor of water with the rich minerals such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium. The minerals are believed to good for human health more so in improving the development of one’s bones, nails skin and many more. It is this fact that Waiakea bottled water had grown to the top of its competitors that were even in existence before it was established.

The Successful Career of Louis Chenevert

Louis Chenevert was born in Quebec. He pursued a degree of production management in the University of Montreal. Louis started his career at General Motors where he was working for about 14 years. After working for General Motors he decided to shift and partner with Pratt and Whitney which is a larger unit of UTC to work. He worked for the firm for six years before being promoted to be the president of the institution in 1999.

Louis continued doing great in his position for seven years and later being elected as the president and CEO of UTC due to his proper leadership skills and innovative ideas. His main aim when he got into that role was to purchase the Goodrich firm through which in a year he was able to achieve it. A variety of managers and highly professionals were intrigued by his style of leadership through which he was able to choose projects with high prospective and inspired people so as to achieve the projects.

Louis Chenevert has been able to make several achievements and has uplifted UTC through his managerial role. UTC has several objectives which include the welfare of its employees like the Employee Scholar Program which pays the fees for its employees who are willing to pursue further education. Since its establishment in1996, it has been able to assist over 40,000 employees get degrees in certain areas.

When certain firms were given an offer by the U.S Airforce to manufacture alternative engine and they refused, Pratt and Whitney took it. They are now the most prominent supplier of the F-35 engine for the government.

UTCs Sikorsky is now the biggest and leading manufacture of helicopters in U.S. The advanced jet engines across the globe are all accumulated by UTC.

All of these projects and achievements were under Louis Chenevert tenure. He was appreciated with the Honor Award in 2009 from National Museum. During 2011, he was also awarded with an honorary doctorate from HEC Montreal for his achievements and uplifting UTC. Louis was also recognized as the Person of the Year in 2011 by the U.S Aviation trade magazine.