first_imgA family in Missouri is reporting that they were made aware that the house they purchased was once used as a meth lab after their unborn child tested positive for methamphetamines.According to the report, the couple, Tyler and Elisha Hessel, went to the doctor for normal prenatal check-up when the doctor informed them of the find in Elisha’s blood work. Elisha says she had not been taking any methamphetamines which began an investigation of how the drug got into her system. Eventually the couple had their house tested for the drug and found a positive match for extreme levels of the substance within its foundation.When the couple inquired further about their home, they were informed that their house was once used as a meth lab.The Hessel’s have since moved out of their house for their safety and the safety of their unborn child, and say that when they contacted their bank, the county, and insurance company, none of the agencies could give them a clear answer as to why the house was sold to them without that information being disclosed originally.In addition to that, the couple says in order to get the house back to a livable state, they would have to strip the house down and rebuild it but their insurance company will not pay the $100,000 they were quoted from the rebuild. The couple says they have since resorted to creating a Gofundme page to help them get their lives back.If you would like to donate to this family click here.last_img read more

first_imgUniversity of Santo Tomas’ prized youngster has quickly emerged as one of team’s stars after he finished seventh in the Most Valuable Race after the first round.Cansino, however, knows he can’t be satisfied and in fact, he found an area of his game where he can improve on after the Growling Tigers lost to National University 69-61 Sunday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissREAD: NU stuns UST for third winIn a matchup of burgeoning freshmen, it was the Bulldogs’ Dave Ildefonso who got the better of Cansino and the versatile wingman said the defeat is just going to help him become a better player in the long run. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title “I really have to improve my defense and I promise that I’ll be better in our next game,” said Cansino in Filipino.Cansino fell prey to Ildefonso’s jukes in the most crucial of times after the latter scored five points in NU’s 6-0 run in the fourth quarter that gave the Bulldogs a vital 65-58 edge with 2:58 left in the game.Ildefonso, as if clockwork, duped Cansino in going to his right with a shimmy before going straight to the basket for layups, one of which was a three-point play.The loss brought the Tigers to a 4-5 record and put them in a tie with University of the Philippines in fifth. A win would’ve placed UST in a share of the third spot with Far Eastern University and De La Salle.“It hurts of course, but we have no choice but to move on,” said Cansino who had eight points, 18 rebounds, and five assists. “We played well but we just couldn’t get the win.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments Led by bench, Clippers hang on to beat Rockets Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIEScenter_img Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. CJ Cansino has established a solid reputation in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament despite being just a rookie.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines?last_img read more

first_imgCOPYRIGHT covers literary work such as (Novels, poems and plays) films, music, artistic, (e.g. Drawings, paintings, photograph, sculpture and architecture design). Rights related to copyright include those of performing artists in their performances, producers of phonographs in their recordings and broadcaster in their radio and television programs. Copyright also covers folklore, which is traditional cultural expression, songs, poems etc. and finally copyright covers traditional knowledge.What are Intellectual Property Rights?Intellectual Property rights are like any other property rights. They allow creators or owners of patents, trademarks or copyrighted works to benefit from their own work or investment in a creation. These rights are outlined in Article 27 of the universal declaration of Human Rights, which provides for the right to benefit from the protection of moral and material interest resulting from authorship of scientific, literary or artistic productions.Why promote and protect Intellectual Property?There are several compelling reasons. First, the progress and wellbeing of humanity rest on its capacity to create and invent new works in the areas of technology and culture. Second, the legal protection of new creation encourages the commitment of additional resources for further innovations. Third, the promotion of Intellectual Property Spurs economic growth, create new jobs and industries and enhance the quality and enjoyment of life.What is a Patent?A patent is an exclusive right granted for an invention, a product or process that provides a new way of doing something or that offers new technical solutions to a problem.A patent provides patent owners with the protection of their new inventions. Protection is granted for a limited period, generally 20 years.Who grants Patent?Patent is granted by the National Patent Office called the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) upon filing of a patent application that includes but not limited to title of invention, indication of its technical field, the background and description of the invention; such descriptions are usually accompanied by visual materials such as drawings, plans or diagrams that describe the invention in greater details. Claims are also included to help determine the scope of the patent protection.What is Utility Model?An exclusive right granted for an invention, which allows the right holder to prevent others from commercially using the protected invention without his authorization for a limited period of time. It is sometimes referred to as petit patent, small patent incremental patent, etc.What is a trademark?A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies certain goods or service produced or provided by an individual or company. Trademark has three (3) characteristic and they are original, distinctive, and non-descriptive.Kinds of trademarkA trademark may be one or a combination of words, letters, and numerals. They may consist of drawings, symbols or three dimension signs such as the shape and packaging of goods.How long is trademark protection?Trademark protection is done for a period of ten (10) years in accordance with Sub-Part B, section 10.9 of the 2016 Intellectual Property Act. Subsequent renewal of additional ten (10) years can be done after the expiration of the first ten (10) years through application for renewal and payment of the prescribed fees.What is a mark?Mark means any visible sign capable of distinguishing the goods (trademark) or services (service mark) from one enterprise to that of another enterprise.What is Collective Mark?Collective Mark means any visible sign designated as such in the application for registration and capable of distinguishing the owner, which are associations whose members use them to be identified. Example: Accounting Associations engineer or architects Associations. What is a trade Name?Trade Name means the name of designation identifying and distinguishing one enterprise to that of the other.To be continued in next edition on Thursday, May 3, 2018.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) (Image courtesy: property protection is critical in fostering innovation. Without protection of ideas, businesses and individuals would not reap the full benefits of their inventions and would focus less on research and development. Similarly, artists would not be fully compensated for their creations and cultural vitality would suffer as a result.And so to help artists, inventors and players in the industry in Liberia to understand some basic terms of IP, we are launching this series.Who grants protection?Intellectual Protection is granted by virtue of registration by the Government of Liberia through the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO), with the issuance of a certificate of registration of creations or corporation works, after completing all the steps and procedure and payment of prescribed fees required for registration.What is Intellectual Property?Intellectual Property very broadly means the legal rights which result from intellectual activity in industrial, scientific, literary and artistic fields. (WIPO, 2008)  Intellectual Property is divided into two categories:INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY includes patent for inventions, trademark, industrial designs and geographical indications (GI).last_img read more

first_imgThe Public Health Ministry and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) is expected to finalise the essential medicine list for Guyana during an ongoing three-day meeting with stakeholders at the Guyana Marriott Hotel, Kingston, Georgetown.PAHO/WHO Representative to Guyana, Dr William Adu-KrowThe medicine list is updated every 2-3 years via a lengthy process through a pharmaceutical team with the aid of a standard treatment guideline developed by the Public Health Ministry or in some instances, the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC).The list is then supplied to the Permanent Secretary with the Ministry’s annual budget, as that being recommended for the Government to procure and make available for patients’ use.Chief Medical Officer, Dr Shamdeo Persaud explained that every year, newer and more effective agents are added and those that were found to be ineffective are removed.“Each year we add the newer and more effective agents but we also remove medicines that we find are ineffective that they might be for resistance developed against some form of antibiotic and we have done that or that a drug have found not to be as effective as we did in the past,” Persaud noted.Persaud further added that the list contains generic items which have been recommended globally by the World Health Organisation.A section of the gathering“The medicines are in their true form, they are also categorised by strength and by the preparation type whether it is liquids or tablets, capsules, topical application so there might be one pharmaceutical agent but they might be available in 5-6 different forms so it’s quite a long list but we are trying to keep the items generic, that means that we look at the pharmaceutical active component and we recommend the generic items which WHO have been recommending globally rather than to go for brand.”In his remarks, PAHO/WHO representative to Guyana, Dr William Adu-Krow noted that essential medicines are critical to the functioning of any health system, especially in Guyana.Dr Adu-Krow further deemed the list as being among things that are of national priority.“Essential medicines are intended to be available within the context of functioning health systems at all times, in adequate amounts, in appropriate dosage forms with assured quality and adequate information and at a price that the individual and the community can afford” the PAHO/WHO representative added.Dr Adu-Krow added that “The implementation of the concept of essential medicines is intended to be flexible and adaptable to many different situations exactly which medicines are regarded as essential remains a national responsibility”.Regional advisers and consultants of WHO are currently leading the discussion in the finalisation of the Essential Medicine List. Regional health officers of the administrative regions, pharmacists, doctors and staff of the Material Management Unit and the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation are among those participating in the three-day meeting.last_img read more

first_img 11 11 11 11 11 11 1. David de Gea (goalkeeper) – click the arrow above, right, to see the possible Manchester United line-up against Stoke in squad number order 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (centre midfield) 11 Youth will be given a chance to shine on Tuesday night as Manchester United take on Stoke at Old Trafford.Injuries to several senior full-backs mean youngsters Guillermo Varela and Cameron Borthwick-Jackson could are set for spells in the first-team.As the Potters roll into town, Matteo Darmian is the latest Red Devils star to succumb to injury, with a rib problem ruling him out.He joins the likes of Ashley Young, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo, Antonio Valencia and Luke Shaw on the sidelines.So who will start the clash, which is now must-win after a late defeat to Southampton in their last Premier League outing?Click the right arrow above to see our predicted Manchester United XI… 11 11 11 35. Jesse Lingard (winger) 16. Michael Carrick (centre midfield) 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 10. Wayne Rooney (striker) 8. Juan Mata (attacking midfield) 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 30. Guillermo Varela (right back) 9. Anthony Martial (winger) 11 43. Cameron Borthwick-Jackson (left back)last_img read more

first_imgPERSONAL trainer and fitness instructor Emmet Rushe joins Donegal Daily today for a new series of articles aimed at helping you to get fit and healthy in 2014. Here is his first piece.By Emmet Rushe: January is upon us again, and with it comes a wave of fitness and weight loss as people set out on their New Year’s resolutions.The media is awash with advertisements for gyms, clubs, bootcamps and fitness classes. We are bombarded with weight loss products: pills, powders, diets, shakes and drinks… each one telling us why their way is the best way to start the New Year.With all of these options available to us, why is it that New Year’s resolutions never seem to last.Why do the majority of people, who start out with the best of intentions and with steely determination never seem to get past the first few weeks?They seem to have everything that they need on their doorstep, so what’s missing? What is holding them back from success? Anyone? Anyone? The answer has nothing to do with calories, cardio, weights or diets.The answer is simple…….. Planning your goal.How many of you have just rolled your eyes, or laughed, or think that I am talking out of my posterior? Now, how many of you are still 100% committed to your New Year’s resolution?Goal-setting has been the not-so-secret “secret” that the most successful people in the world have been using for years.When was the last time you wrote down what you wanted to achieve? I know that the majority of you are reading this and saying that you know what you want to achieve, but it isn’t as simple as just knowing what you want. If you truly want to achieve your goals, you need to set out a plan.The plan isn’t just a tool to confirm what you want, it will help reaffirm what you want. Goal setting provides stimulation and motivation.Once you know what your goal is, write it down and then put it up in places around your house where you will see it; on the fridge, in the bathroom, beside your bed, in your wallet or purse. You are basically programming yourself into doing what you want.The subconscious mind controls automatic behaviour habits. It does not think or reason. It works like a computer that can be programmed. If it gets bombarded with negative suggestions throughout the day, the outcome of your goals when things get tough will more than likely be failure. When you write down your goals and you are constantly being faced with them, reading them and accepting them as real, your subconscious will programme itself to do the same. When things get tough with training or with your diet, you will come up with a solution without even thinking about it. This can be the difference between hitting the snooze button or getting up and doing an early morning training session. It can be the difference between making a good breakfast that will set you up mentally and physically for the day, or rushing out the door at the last minute and grabbing whatever you can get your hands on.If you are truly committed to what you want for the New Year, go and grab a pen and paper and write down the main goal that you want to achieve. Write it in the present tense, as if you already have it. Keep it with you and read it every chance you get.Do this and your goals will last far beyond January.#TrainSmartFor more see:* Emmet is the owner and operator of Rushe Personal Training and PerformanceEMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: MAKING YOUR GOALS FOR 2014 was last modified: January 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:columnemmet rushefitnesshealthletterkennylast_img read more

first_imgIRELAND International Rules boss Anthony Tohill has called up three Donegal players to the training panel for the autumn series in Australia.Captain Michael Murphy, Goath Dobhair star Neil McGee and Four Masters defender Karl Lacey are all included in an initial panel.However only McGee will travel to Dublin for training on Saturday. Murphy is involved in important club action as Glenswilly take on Kilcar on Sunday in the semi-final of the County Championship.And Lacey won’t be fit for another fortnight as he shakes off a knee injury from the match with Dublin last month.“It would be a great experience to represent Ireland in Australia but I know it’s going to be tough to make the squad because there are so many experienced players,” said McGee.Meanwhile McGee joins no less than SEVEN Donegal players have been named in the Ulster GAA All-Star team. Also included were Mark McHugh, Michael Murphy, Colm McFadden, Frank McGlynn, Karl Lacey and who else but the brilliant Kevin Cassidy!THREE DONEGAL PLAYERS CALLED INTO INTERNATIONAL RULES TEAM was last modified: September 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four mastersGaoth Dobhairglenswillyinternational ruleslast_img read more

first_imgLiverpool completed the signing of Stoke City attacking midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri last week.It’s another example of Jurgen Klopp’s intent to build a deep squad which will rely less on stars like Mohamed Salah. How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? Switzerland star Xherdan Shaqiri in action during World Cup 2018. Latest Premier League news predicted How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? After his World Cup performances for Switzerland, Shaqiri saw his £13million release clause triggered by the Reds.His move to Anfield, where he will wear the No.23 shirt, was completed swiftly but what went on during his first day with Liverpool.Watch below to see every step of his arrival as he took his medical, signed his contract, and got his hands on the famous shirt.Shaqiri was the club’s third signing of the current window, following Fabinho and Naby Keita through the door. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED silverware Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? possible xi Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible standings gameday Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener who plays? How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence smart causal 1 ALTERED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures NEW ERA last_img read more

first_imgA bible-thumping Co Donegal farmer who stole €177,000 from seven investors in an elaborate investment scheme has been given a 112 year jail sentence.Thomas Elvin, 51, from Meenacargagh, Ballybofey told the investors he could make millions through his company Pear Shaped Resources.But the scheme collapsed, leaving investors out of pocket. He was found guilty at an earlier trial of illegally operating an investment scheme on various dates between 2003 and 2005.During his trial Elvin, whose Pear Shaped Resources was based in the British Virgin Islands, claimed he was a penniless bible-believer who wanted to raise millions for benevolent causes.He operated from a computer on his farm through Internet contact with a US aide, Larry Marsella who had a plan to raise 25 per cent profit a day on high-risk investments on international currency exchanges through a system known as ForEx.Elvin admitted in court that he hoped to turn 50,000 dollars into 98 million dollars between 30 and 45 days but Marsella, whom he trusted, duped him.Judge O’Hagan was told that €38,000 from “frozen” money had been repaid to one female victim who lost €102,000 to Elvin. None of the rest of the cash was ever recovered.The case was adjourned until today for sentence at Letterkenny Circuit Court during which he was facing 28 charges.Senior Counsel for Elvin, Desmond Murphy, said sending his client to prison would be of no benefit to those who had been left out of pocket.“Whatever slight chance there is of people getting their money back – he can’t do that if he is in prison. None of the investors will get their money back and it will cost the state a considerable amount of money,” he said.Barrister Murphy read a short statement from Elvin in which he asked to allow people to let him get their money back saying “Please allow me to be a giver.”However Judge O’Hagan said Elvin’s plan was sophisticated and elaborate.“This was an elaborate, sophisticated and deliberate fraud of these good people. He took advantage of them because they had the same fate as him.“They are good, God-fearing people and they trusted Mr Elvin up to the hilt and that he would look after them.“This was an absolute pipe dream engineered by Mr Elvin and he comes in here and he says he planned no wrong. Every penny went to his benefit.”Judge O’Hagan added that it was a serious case of deliberate deception.“It’s a lot of money and for what? Nothing. Absolutely noting except pain, grief and loss of money by these good people and others.“I am asked to keep him out of prison. What message would I send out to deceivers if I was not to send him to prison?” asked Judge O’Hagan.During today’s sentence, Judge O’Hagan was made aware of two further charges against Elvyn for operating as an illegal investor in 2007.During that fraud, Elvyn pleaded guilty to taking more than €30,000 from a woman on two occasions.Judge O’Hagan sentenced Elvin five years on each of twelve charges of operating as an illegal investor.He also sentenced him to three years for each of a further fourteen charges of obtaining money by deception.He sentenced him to a further 10 years for the later charges entered for offences which occurred in 2007 – also for operating as an illegal investor.All sentences are to run concurrently which means Elvin will serve a total of five years in prison.At hearing.GOD-FEARING CONMAN SENTENCED TO 112 YEARS FOR FRAUD was last modified: July 20th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ballybofeyfraudthomas elvinlast_img read more

first_imgCar owners have been asked to refrain from parking their cars outside Glenveagh National Park’s main road. It comes after an overflow of traffic in the vicinity due to cars being abandoned on either side of the road.Scores of people flooded to the Ireland’s second biggest national park in Donegal on Monday as temperatures soared to 20C. But now local authorities has urged car owners to cease from parking in areas outside the legal parking bays.Concerns after traffic overflow on main road outside Glenveagh National Park was last modified: April 22nd, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more