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News Update: EU Court Upholds Ruling Against AstraZeneca on Patents, Antitrust Rules
 
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Jul 1, 2010 -- The European Union's second highest court upheld a ruling that AstraZeneca (AZN) misguided patent officials and ignored antitrust regulations to prevent a generic competitor from getting to market, according to a Bloomberg report. AstraZeneca shares are up $0.28, or 0.59%, to $47.41.
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Google Antitrust Deadline "A Matter of Weeks," Says EU Commission
 
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Follow: @SlateViral, Facebook.com/SlateVideo Watch: YouTube.com/Slatester, SlateV.com The European Commission, looking at whether Google has given preferential treatment to its own services in its search results, has given the tech giant a deadline. EU antitrust case head Joaquin Almunia says the company needs to "offer remedies" within a matter of weeks, if it doesn't want to face formal action in an investigation that began in 2010 after complaints from competitors. The areas of contention in the case include the way Google displays search results, how it uses content from other sites within its own services, and restrictions it puts on advertising content that prevents advertisers from using other platforms. A representative for Google said that while the company disagreed with the conclusions, it would work to resolve the matter, pointing out that since the inquiry began, Google has faced "tremendous" competitive pressures. Bing's recent move to fold Facebook information into its search results would seem to justify that suggestion. But where else is the competition coming from ... Ask Jeeves?
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What do we Know About the Psychology of Tattoos?
 
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Check out our New Biography Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/biographics In the United States, 1 out of every 3 people has at least one tattoo. Clearly, the old-fashioned stigma that tattoos are part of a rough-and-tumble subculture has become a thing of the past. In fact, human beings have been decorating their bodies with permanent ink for thousands of years. Tattoos show up again and again across cultures and generations. There is something about getting a tattoo that is permanently apart of human nature. So then… why, exactly, do so many people want tattoos? →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to admin@toptenz.net Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Strangest Addictions https://youtu.be/K3XrIMHFkjk?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKNxJ-0WBuO_bl54ynbD6o- 10 UNUSUAL People With EXTRA BODY PARTS https://youtu.be/XEQc_h9K1r8?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLyDzDNeyvA6ZKu5_jMYMip Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-facts-psychology-tattoos.php Coming up: 10. Ancient Ink 9. Improving One’s Self 8. Sense of Belonging 7. Less Anxiety About Death 6. Risk-Taking and Thrill-Seeking 5. Uniqueness 4. Anger 3. Addiction Misconceptions 2. Sexually Active 1. Deviancy Source/Further reading: https://youtu.be/c49vKSiOSug http://insider.si.edu/2015/12/debate-over-worlds-oldest-tattoo-is-over-for-now/ https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/swim-in-denial/201310/if-tattoos-could-talk https://www.army.mil/article/27582/tattoos_and_the_army_a_long_and_colorful_tradition https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/swim-in-denial/201310/if-tattoos-could-talk http://www.upworthy.com/have-you-seen-anyone-with-a-semicolon-tattoo-heres-what-its-about https://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/47-tattoos-being-regretted-as-we-speak?utm_term=.ikrrJqZZW#.qjX03mMMx http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1740144511000507 https://lifehacker.com/these-are-the-most-tattoo-friendly-companies-to-work-fo-1755827988 https://books.google.com/books?id=BUxKHJAUSxgC&lpg=PP1&dq=tattoos&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1743-6109.2012.02791.x/abstract http://scholarlycommons.law.northwestern.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=5547&context=jclc https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2014/08/06/23/13/tattoo-412072_960_720.jpg https://get.pxhere.com/photo/hand-beach-girl-pattern-tattoo-clothing-arm-chest-close-up-human-body-beautiful-girl-fashion-accessory-undergarment-polly-the-words-786248.jpg http://www.sinonskin.ca/uploads/1/7/3/6/17367971/1919987_orig.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3803/11376047043_daee5a2bfc.jpg https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/02/20/01/00/girl-1211435_960_720.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/83/Sur13_Gang_Tattoo_2014-05-27_18-35.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/08/Tattooed_sailor_aboard_the_USS_New_Jersey.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b0/US_Army_50996_A_Work_in_Progress.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/93/US_Army_50997_Silent_Tribute.jpg http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/People-Tattoo-Black-And-White-Old-Man-Body-2576116.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/Wikipedia-Tattoo-2.JPG https://i.vimeocdn.com/filter/overlay?src0=https%3A%2F%2Fi.vimeocdn.com%2Fvideo%2F530949380_1280x720.jpg&src1=https%3A%2F%2Ff.vimeocdn.com%2Fimages_v6%2Fshare%2Fplay_icon_overlay.png https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YePxnMwyuP4 https://pixnio.com/free-images/2017/03/27/2017-03-27-10-25-02-725x453.jpg https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3917/15196015927_edefa2edbd_b.jpg
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Top 10 Things That Are BETTER Than They Were 50 YEARS AGO
 
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My new channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/Biographics We live in an age in which bad news and negativity reigns, making it easy to overlook the positive things that have taken place in our world over the last half century. Further, one doesn’t need to view the world through rose-colored glasses to see the many things that have transpired over the last few decades all designed to make all our lives easier, safer, and overall less challenging than they were for our forbearers. All one needs to do is compare the present to the fairly recent past to recognize that while there are still things to be depressed about, there are a number of things that have improved dramatically. So what are these “positives” of which I speak? Below are my top ten “things” that have dramatically improved since 1964—and many of which show signs of getting even better in the future—so eat your hearts out, all you purveyors of doom and gloom out there. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to admin@toptenz.net Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Craziest Things Ever Found in the Human Body https://youtu.be/OxpSkhVv_ow?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLyDzDNeyvA6ZKu5_jMYMip Top 10 Worst Pandemics https://youtu.be/eOADJpx6foE?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnLyDzDNeyvA6ZKu5_jMYMip Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-things-better-fifty-years-ago.php Coming up: 10. Automobiles 9. Air Travel 8. Electronics 7. Human Rights 6. Frozen Dinners 5. Movie Special Effects 4. Space Travel 3. Fashion 2. Pollution 1. World Peace Source/Further reading: https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/28/45658028_e1ff8c8a21.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/6/5472/12533305233_ff9ca8db07_b.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/37/Voitures_SQ.jpg/1280px-Voitures_SQ.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b2/1960_Chrysler_300F.JPG https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cc/2016-05-27_18-17-49_cascadeur-monster-truck.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5d/35th_Classic_Car_Show_in_Fergus_Falls_Otter_Tail_County_Minnesota.jpg http://maxpixel.freegreatpicture.com/static/photo/1x/Design-New-Retro-Modern-Technologies-Old-Cars-1467632.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c4/JAGUAR_C-X16_DESIGN_%286213603198%29.jpg https://get.pxhere.com/photo/wing-black-and-white-travel-airplane-aircraft-jet-vehicle-airline-aviation-flight-holiday-monochrome-passengers-airliner-copenhagen-airbus-a380-landing-takeoff-jet-aircraft-airbus-a380-air-travel-boeing-737-atmosphere-of-earth-wide-body-aircraft-narrow-body-aircraft-aircraft-engine-616434.jpg https://airandspace.si.edu/sites/default/files/images/collection-objects/record-images/NASM-NASM-7A07289.jpg https://get.pxhere.com/photo/wing-light-sky-atmosphere-fly-mystical-travel-airplane-aircraft-twilight-vehicle-airline-aviation-flight-holiday-romance-romantic-night-sky-moon-moonlight-height-skies-mysterious-airliner-airbus-wanderlust-bill-crescent-lufthansa-takeoff-go-away-jet-aircraft-airbus-a330-boeing-777-boeing-767-air-travel-atmosphere-of-earth-wide-body-aircraft-narrow-body-aircraft-aerospace-engineering-aircraft-engine-852144.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ac/World-airline-routemap-2009.png https://image.jimcdn.com/app/cms/image/transf/dimension=498x10000:format=jpg/path/scd774bedd0916381/image/i6fcf58fc795a84da/version/1453079217/image.jpg https://cdn.pixabay.com/photo/2016/08/11/22/16/sky-1587034_960_720.jpg https://pixnio.com/free-images/2017/02/21/2017-02-21-21-23-35.jpg http://img00.deviantart.net/3b13/i/2012/322/f/b/junk_motherboards_by_tranceserendipity-d5lerdr.jpg https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/Evolution_of_computers_2.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/Vladimir_Putin_with_Kim_Jong-Il-2.jpg
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Global Congress on Intellectual Property & The Public Interest
 
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The O’Neill Institute for National & Global Health Law at Georgetown University co-hosted the fifth convening of the Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest the week of September 24, 2018. The Global Congress is the main convening of a global network of over 800 researchers, activists, and practitioners who work on the intersection of intellectual property and promotion of the public interest. The Congress is co-hosted by The American University Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property (PIJIP) with the core goal to promote evidence-based policy-making by fostering partnerships between academics and policy advocates from around the world. The O’Neill Institute chaired the Access to Medicines Track.
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Things we wont say about race that are true
 
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Trevor Phillips confronts some uncomfortable truths about racial stereotypes, as he asks if attempts to improve equality have led to serious unwanted negative consequences. All views and opinions are welcome. If you use hate names in an effort to offend, your comment will be deleted. Thanks in advance. Mario Noentry Copyrights belong to LDS and Channel 4.
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TRADEMARK LAW OVERVIEW
 
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The Sterling Firm www.TheSterlingFirm.com (310) 498-2750 Info@TheSterlingFirm.com DISCLAIMER: Not Legal Advice. For Informational Purposes Only. TRADEMARK LAW OVERVIEW I. PURPOSE OF TRADEMARK LAW A. TYPES OF TRADEMARKS B. WHAT IS A TRADEMARK? C. WHAT IS NOT A TRADEMARK 1. DOMAIN NAMES ARE NOT TRADEMARKS 2. BUSINESS NAMES ARE NOT TRADEMARKS 3. ORNAMENTAL DESIGNS ARE NOT TRADEMARKS 4. PRODUCT FEATURES ARE PROTECTED BY TRADE DRESS 5. FUNCTIONALITY IS NOT PROTECTED BY TRADE DRESS OR TRADEMARK II. TRADEMARKS MUST BE DISTINCTIVE A. ARBITRARY OR FANCIFUL MARKS B. SUGGESTIVE MARKS C. DESCRIPTIVE MARKS D. DESCRIPTIVE MARKS MUST HAVE SECONDARY MEANINGS TO BE PROTECTED E. GENERIC MARKS III. COMMON LAW TRADEMARK RIGHTS IV. TRADEMARK SEARCH V. BENEFITS OF FEDERAL TRADEMARK REGISTRATION A. FEDERAL TRADEMARK APPLICATION FILING FEES B. CLASSIFICATIONS OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR TRADEMARKS C. TRADEMARK REGISTRATION FILING DATE NOTICE-PRIORITY D. OFFICE ACTION BY USPTO TRADEMARK EXAMINER E. FINAL REJECTION BY USPTO TRADEMARK EXAMINER F. OFFICIAL GAZETTE PUBLICATION OF TRADEMARK G. ACTUAL USE VS. INTENT TO USE TRADEMARK IN COMMERCE H. TRADEMARK “DRAWING” I. TRADEMARK “SPECIMEN” J. PRINCIPAL REGISTER VS. SUPPLEMENTAL REGISTER FOR TRADEMARKS K. SECONDARY MEANING OF DESCRIPTIVE MARKS L. REJECTION OF TRADEMARK BY THE UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE VI. STATE TRADEMARK REGISTRATION VII. LOSS OF TRADEMARK RIGHTS A. ABANDONMENT OF TRADEMARKS B. IMPROPER LICENSING AND ASSIGNMENT OF TRADEMARKS C. TRADEMARK GENERICIDE D. DUTY TO POLICE YOUR TRADEMARK VIII. TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT AND THE LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION TEST A. TRADEMARK LITIGATION PROCESS B. TRADEMARK DILUTION C. TRADEMARK TARNISHMENT D. UNFAIR COMPETITION IX. DEFENSES TO TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS A. CLASSIC FAIR USE OF TRADEMARK B. NOMINATIVE FAIR USE OF TRADEMARK C. PARODY OF TRADEMARK D. ADDITIONAL DEFENSES TO TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT X. REMEDIES FOR TRADEMARK INFRINGEMENT XI. INTERNATIONAL TRADEMARKS A. PARIS CONVENTION B. MADRID PROTOCOL C. EUROPEAN UNION’S COMMUNITY TRADEMARK D. DEFENSIVE REGISTRATION IN CHINA
Monsanto
 
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Monsanto Company is a publicly traded American multinational agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. It is a leading producer of genetically engineered (GE) seed and of the herbicide glyphosate, which it markets under the Roundup brand. Founded in 1901 by John Francis Queeny, by the 1940s Monsanto was a major producer of plastics, including polystyrene and synthetic fibers. Notable achievements by Monsanto and its scientists as a chemical company included breakthrough research on catalytic asymmetric hydrogenation and being the first company to mass-produce light emitting diodes (LEDs). The company also formerly manufactured controversial products such as the insecticide DDT, PCBs, Agent Orange, and recombinant bovine somatotropin (a.k.a. bovine growth hormone). This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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SAS BEGINNINGS
 
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Tony Barr presents the development of SAS from 1962 to 1976. The origin of many of the SAS features is traced back to earlier developments in computer science and statistics. A look forward to a more holistic approach to computing is given with an envisioned merging of mathematics and computer science. To download a full transcript of this video, please follow: http://go.ncsu.edu/m0rynf
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Reverse Payments and Antitrust Developments
 
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To learn more about this webcast please visit our website: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/legal/antitrust/reverse-payments-and-antitrust-developments Explore and Gain UNLIMITED Access to the Entire Knowledge Group Library and Enjoy Over 2000+ Online Courses with LIVE & RECORDED Event Materials by clinking this link: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/unlimited-subscription In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court rendered its decision in Federal Trade Commission v. Actavis, finding that reverse payment settlements can sometimes be subject to antitrust scrutiny under the "rule of reason" standard. Post-Actavis, lower courts have provided further clarity to the Supreme Court's decision. For instance, in King Drug Co. v. SmithKline Beecham Corp (now GSK), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held that reverse payments also encompass other forms or considerations not limited to cash. In another case, In re: Loestrin 24 Fe Antitrust Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit explained that plaintiffs must provide facts sufficient to prove that the settlement at issue involves a large and unjustified reverse payment under Actavis. Similarly, In re: Actos End Payor Antitrust Litigation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York held that the complaint should sufficiently allege the payments as either large or unjustified. These and other cases decided since Actavis have impacted the reverse payment litigation practice. However, the question still remains as to how far and extensive the analysis of reverse payment cases will extend. In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will explore the recent developments in reverse payment litigation, featuring recent cases interpreting reverse payments post-Actavis. They will offer practical advice to avoid reverse payment claims and strategic defense to win a reverse payment litigation. Key topics include: The Actavis Decision – A Background Recent Case Law and FTC Enforcement No-AG Clauses and Other Non-Cash Forms Antitrust Standing under Actavis Economic Considerations Market Power Issues
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The National for Friday September 22th: "Rocket Man" vs. "Dotard, " Invictus Games, rise of Antifa
 
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Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing seven days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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Policy and Law in Australia to Prevent Complicity in Foreign Transplant Abuse
 
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Speaker: David Matas (B'nai Brith Canada) Various professional and international organizations have developed standards to avoid local complicity in foreign transplant abuse, such as receiving unethically sourced organs. This lecture will run through what those standards are. There is substantial evidence of transplant abuse in China. The standards will be applied, in the form of a case study, to indicate what can be done to avoid complicity in transplant abuse in China. I consider what professional, national and international institutions both have done and could do to reduce complicity. For professional institutions, the talk will address how the standards apply to The Transplantation Society and the World Medical Association. For international institutions, the talk will consider the standards in relation to the European Union, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office for Drugs and Crimes. For national institutions, the talk will consider standards in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. http://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/resilient-societies/centres/macquarie-university-research-centre-for-agency,-values-and-ethics
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The National for Thursday March 15, 2018 — Trump, Russia, Jagmeet Singh
 
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Welcome to The National, the flagship nightly newscast of CBC News »»» Subscribe to The National to watch more videos here: https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTheNational?sub_confirmation=1 Voice Your Opinion & Connect With Us Online: The National Updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thenational The National Updates on Twitter: https://twitter.com/CBCTheNational »»» »»» »»» »»» »»» The National is CBC Television's flagship news program. Airing six days a week, the show delivers news, feature documentaries and analysis from some of Canada's leading journalists.
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Mobile and Personal Technologies in Precision Medicine Workshop - July 27-28, 2015 - Day 1
 
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On July 27 and July 28, the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Working Group of the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) hosted a public workshop on the scientific, methodological and practical considerations to inform the incorporation of mobile and personal technologies in the national research cohort of one million or more volunteers. The workshop will be was held at the Intel Corporation campus in Santa Clara, California, and was videocast. This workshop built on the unique scientific questions developed during the April 28–29 workshop, digital health data perspectives shared during the May 28-29 workshop, and the participant engagement and health equity discussions at the July 1-2 workshop. A full list of workshops convened by the ACD PMI Working Group is available on the Events page of the NIH PMI website. Agenda and time codes: Welcome - Mr. Eric Dishman - 00:05 Meeting and PMI overview - Dr. Francis Collins - 03:18 Goals and Objectives for the Workshop - Dr. Kathy Hudson - 09:19 Mobile and Related Technologies and their Potential for Advancing Precision Medicine - Dr. Jessica Mega - 25:40 Lessons Learned from Cohorts Implementing Mobile Technologies – Dr. Josh Denny - 39:20 Mobile Technologies for Participant Engagement - Ms. Bray Patrick-Lake - 2:10:10 Variables Measurable Via Mobile Technologies - Dr. Spero Manson - 3:41:10 Social Challenges for Mobile Technologies in the PMI Cohort - Dr. Esteban G. Burchard - 5:59:16
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Washington DC Consumer Credit Counseling Service | (800) 254-4100
 
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Washington DC Free Consumer Credit Counseling Service call (800) 254-4100 credit repair, bankruptcy counseling, debt consolidation and settlement, student loan default, stop wage garnishment and vehicle repossession. https://youtu.be/ZeJtgfN0h5Y Credit counseling starts with the parent and may include intermediaries later in life empowered by the individual debtor to act on their behalf to negotiate with creditors and resolve debt that is beyond a debtor’s ability to pay. Credit counseling is a generic name and is not a brand name owned or controlled by any agency or company. Consumer credit counseling services are provided by attorneys, accountants, finance and tax professionals, for-profit, and non-profit credit counseling companies. Regulations on credit counseling and credit counseling agencies varies by country and sometimes within regions of the countries themselves. In the United States, individuals filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy are required to receive counseling from a designated credit counseling agency.
CalPERS Board of Administration - August 21, 2013
 
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The committee discusses agenda items 1-12.
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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