Ten World Surf League Stars To Join Other Big Names At The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series Final

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COOLANGATTA/QLD (February 15th/2017): With only three days until the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series IV National Final in Newcastle on February 18-19, clubs have finalised their teams and there are plenty of the biggest names in surfing set to compete.

Ten World Surf League (WSL) world tour competitors will join other big names like Mikey Wright (Culburra Boardriders), Ryan Callinan (Merewether Surfboard Club), Craig Anderson (Merewether Surfboard Club), Luke Egan (Merewether Surfboard Club) and Shaun Cansdell (Coffs Harbour Boardriders) to name just a few.

WSL COMPETITORS SET TO COMPETE

Stu Kennedy (Le-Ba Boardriders)

-2016 WSL Women’s World Champion Tyler Wright (Culburra Boardriders)

– 2012 WSL Men’s World Champion Joel Parkinson (Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club)

– 6 x WSL Women’s World Champion Stephanie Gilmore (Snapper Rocks Surfriders Club)

Matt Wilkinson (Avoca Boardriders)

Adrian Buchan (Avoca Boardriders)

Bede Durbidge (Point Lookout Boardriders)

Ethan Ewing (Point Lookout Boardriders)

Bronte Macaulay (Margaret River Boardriders Club)

Connor O’Leary (Elouera Boardriders Club)

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle Series involves more than 60 of Australia’s best boardriders clubs in eight state qualifying rounds and culminate in a National Final in Newcastle in February for a bolstered 24 clubs.

There’s $160,000 cash and prizes up for grabs for clubs across the National Series including $24,000 prize money split between eight State events and $85,500 prize money across the Newcastle National Final with the winning boardriders taking home a huge $20,000 and an overseas trip for 6 surfers from the winning club thanks to World Surfaris valued at $30,000. To top things off, there’s an additional $20,000 in prizes across the series.

The nudie Australian Boardriders Battle has official sanctioning by the World Surf League (WSL), which allows Australian WSL Championship Tour surfers (men and women) the opportunity to represent their local boardriders club at respective state qualifying events and the National Final.

The prestigious National Final event will also include the nudie trials on Friday 17th February 2017, which will be the final qualifying opportunity for clubs in the Newcastle region for a Wildcard position for the National Final.

The purpose of the nudie Australian Boardriders Battle program is to build the profile and capacity of community boardriders clubs Australia-wide. Over the next three years, more than $450,000 will be invested into grassroots clubs through the partnership.

Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark said: “We are stoked to see the final teams submitted for this weekend’s final and with 10 WSL Aussie Tour surfers set to represent their clubs along with all the clubs littered with amazing home grown grass roots talent this will be a showcase of the absolute best in Australian surfing and will profile the depth and significance of boardriders clubs in Australia.”

Major sponsors of the 2016/17 series include the naming rights partner nudie and supporting sponsors Toyota, Oakley, Nikon, Milwaukee, Destination NSW, The City of Newcastle, DrinkWise, World Surfaris, Fox Sports, World Surf League, mySURF.tv, XXXX Summer Bright Lager and Surfing Australia.

To find out more information, please visit www.australianboardridersbattle.com

nudie Australian Boardriders Battle 2017 calendar:

EVENT 1 – NSW Central – North Narrabeen, NSW – Sept 3, 2016

EVENT 2 – Fleurieu Peninsula, SA – Sept 17, 2016

EVENT 3 – Scamander, TAS –  Oct 8, 2016

EVENT 4 – NSW Nth – Yamba, NSW – Oct 29, 2016

EVENT 5 – Gold Coast, QLD – Nov 5, 2016

EVENT 6 – Trigg, WA – Nov 19, 2016

EVENT 7 – Kiama, NSW –  Dec 10, 2016

EVENT 8 – Phillip Island, VIC –  Jan 7, 2017

National Final –Newcastle, NSW – Feb 17 – 19, 2017

2017: Finding A Lawyer Made Easier For New Yorkers With New York State Bar Association’s Online Site

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Looking for a lawyer to handle a criminal matter, child custody issue, write your will, help with a landlord-tenant problem or other legal issues?

New Yorkers now have a new, convenient way to find a lawyer in their community who has the experience to handle their legal issue.

The New York State Bar Association’s trusted Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS) has launched a new online portal for individuals seeking a lawyer. The confidential service is available 24 hours a day, at https://nysbalris.legal.io. If they prefer, they can continue to use the LRIS telephone service.

Individuals often need lawyers in times of stress. Our Lawyer Referral and Information Service is a lower pressure way to get legal help. Individuals can have the confidence they will be matched with attorneys in good legal standing whose credentials have been reviewed by the New York State Bar Association,” said State Bar President Claire P. Gutekunst.

The New York State Bar Association developed the new online technology in partnership with Legal.io, a national provider of marketplace and referral management technology for the legal industry.

“We are proud to partner with one of the largest associations of lawyers in the world to redefine how lawyers can scale the delivery of legal services to a greater number of people at a lower cost, and to create the trusted, go-to online destination for consumers and businesses seeking to rely on New York law, all around the world,” said Tony Lai, CEO of Legal.io.

Briefly, here’s how the online service works:

  • An individual seeking a lawyer goes to the website (https://nysbalris.legal.io) and fills out a confidential questionnaire describing their legal issue and location
  • The State Bar staff will review the questionnaire and match the individual with an attorney whose office is in the same or nearby community
  • If the individual lives in one of 17 counties with a locally run lawyer referral service, the State Bar will forward the request to the appropriate county bar association.
  • The referrals are free. If an individual talks to an attorney to whom they have been referred, there is a $35 fee for the first 30-minute consultation. However, exceptions are made if the matter involves personal injury, social security, medical malpractice, veterans and military law, unemployment or worker’s compensation.
  • After the initial consultation, the individual is under no obligation to retain the lawyer. If he or she does, additional attorney fees are determined by the client and the lawyer.

The New York State Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral and Information Service has been matching individuals with attorneys for 35 years. In 2016, its trained staff handled more than 10,000 phone calls from the public. In addition to the new 24-hour online access, it can be reached at 1-800-342-3661 during regular business hours.

The carefully screened client referrals, coupled with the new online technology, also will help attorneys serve additional clients, said Elena Jaffe Tastensen, a Saratoga Springs attorney and chair of the Association’s Committee on Lawyer Referral.

“The Lawyer Referral and Information Service really helped me grow my practice,” she said. “Now that I have been in business for myself for more than 10 years, it’s still a great way to find new clients.”

The 72,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. It was founded in 1876.

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PLDT, Smart seal 5G partnership with Huawei

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Photo shows (front row) PLDT and Smart Chairman, President, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan with Huawei Technologies Phils. Inc. CEO Jacky Gao Kexin after the MOU between PLDT/Smart and Huawei was signed, with (back row, from left) Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Chief Corporate Services Officer at PLDT and Smart; Ricky Vargas, head of the Business Transformation Office of PLDT and Smart; and Eric Xu, rotating CEO of Huawei Corporation, and David Wei, President of Huawei South Pacific region, as witnesses.

PLDT, its wireless unit Smart Communications (Smart), and strategy and technology partner Huawei Technologies Philippines have agreed to jointly conduct research and development on 5G, or fifth-generation wireless broadband technology.

In a recent visit to the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China, PLDT and Smart Chairman, President, and CEO Manuel V. Pangilinan signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the leadership of Huawei, led by Jacky Gao Kexin, CEO of Huawei Philippines.

Under the MOU, PLDT and Smart will work with Huawei to shape the strategic and commercial development of the 5G ecosystem in the Philippines. In particular, the two parties are looking to identify and develop the areas of technological innovation needed to deliver 5G, which is expected to provide the foundation for the digital connected society.

Plans include setting up a 5G innovation lab, and the creation of a showcase network.

Future-proof network

Smart is in the middle of a multi-year, multi-million dollar nationwide network expansion program to improve both coverage and quality of service, particularly its 4G LTE (Long-Term Evolution) service. A major leg of this network expansion was recently completed in Metro Davao, where Smart users are already reporting much improved mobile data experience.

The rollout is currently underway in Metro Manila and in Metro Cebu, and is expected to significantly boost Smart’s voice, SMS, and mobile data services, specially its indoor LTE coverage, in these urban centers. An upgrade of PLDT’s fixed access networks, part of the company’s transformation toward 5G-readiness, is also underway.

Initial tests done by Smart have found that the ongoing network rollout in and around Metro Manila has begun to pay off, with tests in Rizal province showing LTE download speeds of up to 18 Mbps, while tests in selected indoor and outdoor areas in Cebu have also generated download speeds in excess of 20 Mbps.

These are already marked improvements from recently released findings of J.P. Morgan Securities’ Asia Network Quality Report for the last quarter of 2016, which found that among Philippine carriers, Smart posted the highest overall LTE download speeds at 9.17 Mbps. The report, which cited crowd-sourced data gathered by wireless coverage research firm Open Signal, also found Smart leading in NCR for 3G, with download speeds of 2.85 Mbps.

“Smart is focused on LTE, as it provides us the best platform to bring high-speed mobile internet throughout the country. LTE facilities, with strengthened transport links, can be quickly upgraded to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A), and will be an integral part of our future 5G network,” said Joachim Horn, chief technology and information advisor for PLDT and Smart.

This collaboration with Huawei is an important part of PLDT and Smart’s efforts to bring the most advanced technologies to the Philippines. It will enable us to best serve our customers and help boost the country’s development in a world that is rapidly turning digital,” said Atty. Ray C. Espinosa, Chief Corporate Services Officer at PLDT and Smart.

According to Shawn Longyuxiang, director of Huawei Philippines’ PLDT group account, “We are glad to partner with PLDT and Smart to help develop innovations needed to deliver 5G.”

Ready for 5G

Late last year, Smart and Huawei successfully combined five frequencies through Carrier Aggregation (CA), a capability of LTE-A, to achieve data speeds of 1.4 Gbps (gibabit per second). Smart also used CA in April last year to roll out the country’s first LTE-A service. Initially deployed in Boracay and soon in major urban areas such as Metro Davao, Metro Cebu, and Metro Manila, Smart’s LTE-A service delivers peak speeds of more than 100 Mbps to users with LTE-A capable devices.

“With these breakthroughs, we successfully demonstrated that very high speeds demanded by the advent of the “Gigabit Society” can be supported using LTE technology, and with the spectrum available to PLDT and Smart,” said Horn.

Just as it did with 4G LTE, Smart is looking to extend the benefits of 5G to as many Filipinos as possible, as soon as it is available.

We are focused on ensuring that our current investments in network facilities will enable us to be ready with the necessary infrastructure foundation for 5G when it arrives sometime in 2020,” added Horn.

Andrew Puzders record is a mockery of what the Department of Labor stands for

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Tomorrow, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hear testimony from Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee to be secretary of labor. At his hearing, committee members should demand an explanation for Puzder’s many public statements about labor laws—and his record of violating those laws—that make a mockery of the Department of Labor’s mission to improve the wages and working conditions of working and to defend their rights at work.

Puzder has spoken against raising the federal minimum wage, and against the updated overtime rule that would give millions of workers the right to reasonable work hours or the overtime pay they deserve. And he has opposed the Affordable Care Act, which has expanded access to affordable health insurance to tens of millions of working people. As CEO of CKE Restaurants, Puzder has created a culture of disregard for basic labor laws, and surveys have uncovered rampant sexual harassment in his restaurants.

Last month, EPI launched The Perkins Project on Worker Rights and Wages— named for Frances Perkins, Labor Secretary under FDR—to monitor and fight any attempts by the Trump administration to dismantle the laws and regulations that defend working people and lead to a fairer economy. It is difficult to imagine a stronger signal that such an effort is needed than the nomination of Andrew Puzder as Secretary of Labor. The contrast between what Perkins stood for and what Puzder stands for could not be sharper.

The next labor secretary will take the helm in an economy that is dramatically improved compared with when the Obama administration came into office, but where there is still a huge amount of work to be done. For most Americans, the last four decades have been marked by rising inequality, stagnant wages, and weakened bargaining power. Working people deserve a labor secretary that will defend their rights and fight for policies that will lead toward an economy that works for them, not just for big businesses and their CEOs and shareholders. Andrew Puzder could not be more wrong for the job.

How to Ensure Self-Driving Vehicles Dont Ruin Everything

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Zipcar’s former CEO has cast the self-driving future as a “heaven or hell” scenario, and she has a point. Self-driving cars could save lives, smooth traffic congestion, expand access to jobs or schools—especially for people who can’t drive themselves today—and reduce the number of vehicles on our roads. On the other hand, they could worsen smog and local air quality pollution, disrupt the US economy by putting millions of people out of work, justify cuts in public transit funding and services, and force urban planners to focus more on providing space for vehicles instead of for parks, bicyclists, or pedestrians.

To maximize the potential benefits of self-driving vehicles and minimize their potential consequences, UCS developed this set of principles that we will be pushing policymakers, businesses, and other stakeholders to follow. Doing so will ensure that self-driving vehicles reduce oil consumption and global warming emissions, protect public health, and enhance mobility for everyone.

Science-based policy will be key for shaping the introduction of self-driving technology

Many are rallying against any regulation of self-driving technology beyond ensuring it’s safe to use. I’ve even heard the claim that over regulating this technology will literally kill people by slowing the speed at which self-driving cars are introduced, thus delaying their potential safety benefits.

To be fair, this argument has merit. Self-driving vehicles are forecast to reduce the tens of thousands roadway fatalities that occur each year in the US by as much as 90 percent, and can offset the rise of distracted driving that may have caused the biggest spike in traffic deaths in 50 years (though reaching these improved safety levels will take further advances in the technology and widespread deployment).

But, self-driving technology won’t just impact transportation safety. Researchers are forecasting how it will affect traffic congestion, vehicle-related emissions, land-use decisions, public transit systems, data security, and the economy. Unfortunately, the emphasis that many, including the US Department of Transportation, have placed on the safety benefits can be distracting from the need to consider how policy should address the other equally great potential impacts of self-driving technology.

I’m not saying self-driving technology should be regulated to the scrapheap. The technology is highly likely to improve traffic safety and increase access to transportation—both important outcomes. Yet self-driving vehicles will need to be regulated on issues other than safety, as their full breadth of potential impacts won’t be addressed by safety-focused policy or market forces alone.

For example, studies have found that self-driving vehicles could double transportation emissions (already the largest source of climate change emissions in the US), place millions Americans out of work as automated driving replaces truckers and taxi drivers, and/or exacerbate urban sprawl.

The jackpot for winning the race to produce the best self-driving vehicle can still be won even if these negative affects are suffered, and today’s policy frameworks may be insufficient to effectively curtail these future impacts. Let’s not forget that automakers have historically been against regulation (see: seat belts, fuel economy, air bags) and are encouraging policymakers to clear the way for self-driving vehicles not only because they seek to improve transportation safety, but because they see a potential to make a profit.

So science-based policy covering the broader implications of self-driving cars, including how they affect emissions and our economy, will be needed to ensure the best possible self-driving future and these discussions need to happen today. To kickstart these conversations, UCS released these principles that will create a safe, healthy, and equitable autonomous future. Join the conversation on whether and how self-driving technology should be regulated by checking out our new self-driving vehicle web content and signing up for future action alerts here.

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Haynes and Boone Trial Team Helps Win $500 Million ZeniMax Verdict

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A Dallas federal jury on February 1 returned a $500 million verdict for Haynes and Boone, LLP clients ZeniMax Media Inc. and idSoftware in a high-profile trial followed closely by the technology industry.

The ZeniMax trial team combined a Haynes and Boone team led by Partner Phillip Philbin and included Associates Mike Karson and Tiffany Cooke, with a group from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom led by Tony Sammi. The Philbin/Sammi team is the same one that recorded a take-nothing judgment against Data Treasury after a multi-week jury trial in Marshall, Texas.

The ZeniMax verdict is one of the largest in Haynes and Boone history and is a major victory for the client in its years-long legal battle to be compensated for the theft of its cutting edge technology used in virtual reality headsets.

“ZeniMax developed game changing VR technology and I am honored to be able to present and explain ZeniMax’s innovations to a Dallas jury,” Philbin said. “This case involved a myriad of complicated issues, and I’m thankful that we were able to convey to the jury the extent of damages suffered by our clients.”

ZeniMax sued Oculus VR Inc. in 2014, claiming the defendant unlawfully infringed its copyrights and trademarks and violated a non-disclosure agreement pursuant to which ZeniMax shared breakthrough virtual reality technology with Oculus.

The three-week jury trial featured testimony from several prominent technology figures, including Robert Altman (ZeniMax CEO), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook CEO), John Carmack (creator of the video game, Doom), and Palmer Luckey (the founder of Oculus).

The jury deliberated for two and a half days before finding Oculus liable for copyright and trademark infringement and for breach of the non-disclosure agreement with ZeniMax.

 “Technology is the foundation of our business and we consider the theft of our intellectual property to be a serious matter,” Robert Altman, ZeniMax’s chairman and CEO, said after the verdict. “We appreciate the jury’s finding against the defendants, and the award of half a billion dollars in damages for those serious violations.” 

The trial and verdict have garnered widespread publicity, including coverage in Bloomberg, Law360, the New York Times, Forbes, and American Lawyer, among others.  

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New York Supreme Court Ruling A Victory for Sodium Reduction Efforts

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DALLAS, Feb. 10, 2017 — American Heart Association (AHA) CEO Nancy Brown issued the following comments on today’s Court decision:  “The AHA applauds the New York Supreme Court’s ruling on sodium warning labels.  This is a welcome resolution to more than a year of debates over whether or not certain chain restaurants in New York City should inform patrons about high sodium content in their foods.

This is a victory for consumers, who are better empowered to make choices about the foods they eat.  It will undoubtedly help New Yorkers lower their risk of high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke.  Hopefully, other cities across America will follow New York City’s inspiring example and do what’s right for the health of their citizens.

Fortunately, the Food and Drug Administration is already advancing voluntary targets for the nation’s food industry to limit sodium in processed foods.  We are committed to working closely with multiple organizations and stakeholders to support the FDA’s efforts, and to build on the powerful momentum ensuing from today’s ruling in New York City.

Americans eat almost double the amount of the daily recommended sodium, which is why the AHA is leading the way to help everyone “Break Up with Salt” – our sodium reduction campaign.”

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Intel Says Data Will Drive Growth and Innovation

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Today at an annual meeting for investors, Intel Corporation executives discussed the company’s strategy, key investments and top priorities for 2017. CEO Brian Krzanich said the flood of data being generated by smart, connected things and machines would be a driver of innovation and growth for Intel.

Krzanich called data “the most important force in technology.” He said he expects Intel to “play a vital role in transitioning this data into practical and important tools to drive business and innovation.”

The number of data-rich markets is large and growing quickly, which is also expanding the addressable market for silicon-based products. More data requires bigger, faster memory as well as new modes of connectivity and more IT spending on devices, data centers and networks. Data is also informing where Intel directs its R&D investments. Krzanich said: “If the market doesn’t generate data, analyze data or use data to drive action, we won’t play in it.”

While some data-rich markets are nascent, Intel sees incredible profit potential. Intel has won a leadership position in the established markets for server and PC microprocessors, and these markets (worth an estimated $45 billion combined1) will continue to be significant sources of revenue, profit, scale and IP. That said, the company is setting its sights on a much larger silicon opportunity fueled by the explosion of data. Intel estimates the total addressable market for silicon will grow to $220 billion by 20212.

Intel plans to invest in opportunities that build on its strength in PCs and servers, leverage its manufacturing leadership, and benefit from Intel’s scale. During the day, Intel executives shined more light on the biggest expected growth drivers and investment areas.

  • Data Center: Diane Bryant, who leads Intel’s data center business, said the continued rise of cloud computing and network transformation, and the growth of data analytics were the key growth drivers for Intel’s data center business. She explained how Intel was well-positioned for long-term growth thanks to “an unparalleled array of assets” that includes an exciting portfolio of adjacency products, including silicon photonics, Intel Omni-path fabric, FPGAs and a broad portfolio of solutions for artificial intelligence.
  • Memory: Whether on the device or in the cloud, capturing, analyzing and operationalizing more and more data will require bigger memory and faster storage. Intel’s Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group (NSG) is an adjacent, disruptive growth business with leading-edge technology and manufacturing capabilities. Rob Crooke, who leads Intel’s memory business, explained the advantages of Intel’s 3D NAND SSDs and Intel® Optane™ technologies, which have strong connections to Intel’s core platforms in a fast-growing market segment that the company has participated in since its inception.
  • The Internet of Things: Intel expects growth in its IOT business will outpace the market as the company focuses on vertical segments with multibillion-dollar market potential, including retail, industrial, video and transportation. Doug Davis, who heads Intel’s Automated Driving Group, described fully-autonomous cars of the future as “data centers on wheels,” explaining that their complexity and computing power will require multiple high-end Xeons, high-performance FPGAs, memory, high-bandwidth connectivity and more.

Intel’s leading-edge manufacturing capability is another important investment area, and is foundational to the company’s success. Murthy Renduchintala, who leads Intel’s client, IoT and systems architecture groups, told investors that Moore’s Law is alive and well at Intel. “We currently enjoy a three year lead over our competitors’ current process technology generations,” he said. “If the trajectories hold, we will continue to maintain a three year lead in process technology, even after our competitors deliver on their 10-nanometer plan.

New manufacturing process nodes are only part of the story. Renduchintala explained how Intel optimizes its manufacturing process within each technology generation to deliver performance gains with new products on an annual cadence.

As Intel invests for growth in an expanding market fueled by data, Intel CFO Bob Swan said the company will take a disciplined approach while delivering on its near-term commitments and placing a high priority on capital returns to shareholders.

Presentations from today’s investor meeting are available on Intel’s investor relations website.

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1Source: 2016 Intel Revenue is based on Intel financials. 2016 Si TAM is based on amalgamation of analyst data and Intel analysis. PC and Server include CPU and Chipsets revenue

22021F Si TAM is based on amalgamation of analyst data and Intel analysis, based upon current expectations and available information and are subject to change without notice

Delta CEO on todays industry meeting with President Trump

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Delta CEO Ed Bastian today joined airline industry leaders for a meeting with President Trump at the White House to discuss a wide range of topics.

Following the meeting, Bastian shared the following: “I appreciate the opportunity to meet with President Trump today along with colleagues from across the industry and look forward to continuing our efforts to make U.S. aviation great. We had a positive discussion about many of the major issues facing U.S. travelers, airline employees and the aviation industry, which is a vital economic engine for America. I look forward to working with President Trump, Secretary Chao, Secretary Tillerson and other members of the administration on issues important to Delta, our employees and our customers. Delta has been leading the charge to expand and upgrade our nation’s airports, with extensive improvement projects planned and underway at major Delta hubs. At Delta, we plan to hire 25,000 people over the next five years with the support of a level playing field globally.”

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