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Law firms to be banned from touting for business in hospitals

“Law firms will no longer be able to tout for business inside hospitals under plans unveiled by the NHS. Personal injury lawyers will be banned from health service premises from 2017/18 following changes to the NHS Standard Contract” writes Nicola Harley for telegraph.co.uk. Firms will be stopped from “operating from or touting for business”, according to the Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View.Simon Stevens, chief executive of NHS England, said: “We want lawyers out of hospital and doctors out of court. “That’s why personal injury lawyers are…

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Ofsted to spy on Facebook accounts of parents and pupils 

“Ofsted is looking to spy on the Facebook accounts of parents and pupils to help predict failing schools” writes Nicola Harley for telegraph.co.uk. The move potentially means that the inspectorate could look at individual or group public social media accounts, such as those of parents or pupils.In a new document Ofsted reveals it is talking to the government about a project that would explore how data and information gathered from the internet could be used to “predict and prevent” declines in standards. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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President Trump Forgets to Sign Executive Orders at Exec. Order Signing Ceremony

“Gotta hand it to Vice Prez Mike Pence — he tried like hell to save President Trump from a senior moment during an executive order ceremony … but still came up short” reports tmz.com. Trump and his veep assembled media at the White House for the usual dog and pony show to sign 2 executive orders about trade enforcement. Source: tmz.com Share This:

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Lawmakers introduce bills to regulate marijuana on federal level

“Bipartisan lawmakers have introduced legislation that would remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and make the government responsible for regulating the industry” writes Oscar Pascual for sfgate.com. Earl Blumenauer on Thursday introduced a “Path to Marijuana Reform” to Congress to remove the federal ban on marijuana and regulate the industry similar to alcohol, reports The Hill. The cannabis industry, states’, and citizens deserve leadership when it comes to marijuana.”. Michael Bennett (D-Colo.) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), would allow cannabis businesses to claim federal deductions and tax credits. Source:…

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19 children’s books you need to re-read as an adult

“As an adult, you can also appreciate the bravery it takes to move away from family and friends,” Lareau says” writes Megan Willett for independent.co.uk. We asked Louise Lareau, the managing librarian at the Children’s Center at the New York Public Library, to recommend the books that every adult should read again.The witty, compassionate book teaches adults and children alike about friendship and loss. Source: independent.co.uk Share This:

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Gov’t spying on parent and pupil FACEBOOK accounts…

“Ofsted is looking to spy on the Facebook accounts of parents and pupils to help predict failing schools” writes Nicola Harley for telegraph.co.uk. The move potentially means that the inspectorate could look at individual or group public social media accounts, such as those of parents or pupils.In a new document Ofsted reveals it is talking to the government about a project that would explore how data and information gathered from the internet could be used to “predict and prevent” declines in standards. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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opened a new App Accelerator in Bangalore, India

“The Cupertino-based company today officially opened a new App Accelerator in Bangalore, India” writes Manish Singh for mashable.com. The announcement comes less than a year after the company announced plans to open iOS App Design and Development Accelerator also in India’s Silicon Valley. The company’s global rivals Facebook, Microsoft, and Google have also made efforts to build developer communities in India.Apple is taking further steps to foster the developer ecosystem in the world’s fastest growing smartphone market. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Used-car platform Carvana files IPO

“The company notched a net loss of $93.1 million last year, compared with a net loss of $36.8 million in 2015” writes Claudia Assis for marketwatch.com. Carvana Co., a platform for buying used cars, is planning an initial public offering, according to a regulatory filing Friday.Carvana’s sales rose to $365 million last year, from $4.6 million in 2013, the company said in the filing. Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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Trump Today: President says he’ll get down to ‘serious business’ with China’s Xi

“Read: China, U.S. set to lock horns over trade next week in bilateral summit” writes Fiscal Policy Reporter for marketwatch.com. Also read: Opinion: Trump’s first GDP report will be marred by something that says he doesn’t exist. • Trump signed executive orders Friday aimed at curbing what he sees as unfair trade practices. Also read: So, what exactly is an executive order?.  Source: marketwatch.com Share This:

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