March 4, 2021

Ericsson CIPO Christina Petersson joins the stellar speaking faculty for IPBC Global 2019

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Christina Petersson, who became Chief IP Officer at Ericsson last month, is the latest big-name speaker to confirm for IPBC Global 2019, which is being held at the Westin Boston Waterfront from 16 to 18 June. Her appearance at IPBC Global will be one of the first opportunities for patent owners and their advisers to hear her […]

Hearing loss in seniors increases chances for depression

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From Newsmax Hearing loss among seniors is not always recognized and treated, but if it were it might help head off late-life depression, a new report suggests. Older people who suffer from hearing loss have a high risk for depression, and the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk, researchers have found. “Most people […]

IAF welcomes new Advisory Council Members

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Inter-American Foundation’s (IAF) board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Sabatini, a lecturer of international relations and policy at Columbia University, and Matthew Swift, co-founder, chairman and CEO of Concordia to its advisory council. The advisory council is made up of distinguished U.S., Latin American, […]

Indian Caribbean Diaspora Focus of Columbia University conference

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By Suman Guha Mozumder From India Abroad The Indian Caribbean diaspora’s struggle, its efforts for preserving its culture and its success in building an influential community from both a historical and socio-political-anthropological perspective came under focus during a daylong conference at Columbia University in Manhattan on Dec. 2. The conference, the “History, Present and Future […]

Corporate tax cuts: “a heist” or a way to raise wages?

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By DAVID BRANCACCIO AND JANET NGUYEN From wvikweekly A centerpiece of the planned GOP tax overhaul has been to lower the corporate tax rate, which Republicans have argued will push companies to invest more at home. Right now, the rate stands at 35 percent, with both the House and Senate calling for a reduced rate […]

New global rules on firms’ tax disclosure urged by economists

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From BBC New global rules forcing companies to report taxable activities country-by-country publicly have been called for by a group of 300 prominent economists. In a letter to world leaders, the group urges the UK to “take a lead” in the push for more tax transparency. Poor countries are the biggest losers from tax havens, […]

Cayman Islands National Workforce Development Agency poised for growth with newly appointed Director

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The National Workforce Development Agency (“NWDA”), under the Ministry of Education, Employment and Gender Affairs (MEE&GA) was established in July 2012 to prepare Caymanians to partake in current and future economic opportunities in the Cayman Islands. Since that time, the demand and complexity of services required to meet the growing community needs has increased substantially […]

Here’s the technology that’s going to make your phone’s Internet 1,000 times faster than 4G

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By Kyle Russell  From Business Insider In today’s world, there’s one area of technology that can almost never be fast enough: the wireless networks that power our mobile devices. Despite decades of advancements, we still lose signal when walking around in a big city like New York or San Francisco. Or when attending a popular […]

‘Shocking abuse of public trust’: Columbia University prof estimates $20tln hidden in tax havens

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From RT World billionaires and mega rich companies stash trillions in so-called “treasure islands” special tax zones like the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands, Jeffrey Sachs, head of Columbia University’s Earth Institute told RT at the Gaidar Forum. “It’s estimated that there are maybe $20 trillion of assets put in these tax havens […]