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Kushner earns praise for support of criminal justice reform

“For Kushner, the criminal justice issue has long been deeply personal” writes The Associated Press for seattletimes.com. Revamping criminal justice, they say, was a unique and rare area of consensus. “The fact of the matter is that many of the policies of the Trump administration are squarely at odds with ACLU principles.But in White House conference rooms and lobbying trips to Capitol Hill, Kushner worked with advocates, legislators and others on both sides of the aisle to try to craft a deal to make the nation’s criminal justice system fairer.The…

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Trump bans ‘bump stocks’ used in mass Las Vegas shooting

“While bump stocks are not widespread, they are still plentiful in the market, with high sales over the internet and in big-box stores, the officials said on the call” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. After the March shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the retailer raised the minimum age for buying guns at its stores.The Trump administration is already bracing for a lawsuit from the National Rifle Association or other gun ownership groups.WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration said on Tuesday it had banned the…

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British augmented reality start-up Blippar goes into administration

“Augmented reality experience maker Blippar has gone into administration” reports techdigest.tv. The British start-up, founded in 2011 by entrepreneurs Ambarish Mitra and Omar Tayeb, said it was unable to secure additional funding from one of its shareholders.Blippar’s technology allowed people to see augmented reality elements on their smartphone or tablet screen when held up to physical objects.The immersive app was used in a variety of ways, from explaining how a volcanic eruption works to schoolchildren to providing consumers with games and recipes related to the products they buy. “Blippar’s services…

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Once-hyped augmented reality startup Blippar has laid off all of its employees after collapsing into administration

“Blippar, the once-hyped British augmented reality startup, has laid off all of its employees after falling into administration” writes Shona Ghosh for businessinsider.com. The administration potentially leaves laid-off Blippar employees in a tough position before Christmas.The startup, which once claimed to be worth $1.5 billion, also said that it would wind down its augmented reality business.Blippar said its administrators, David Rubin & Partners, were seeking a buyer for all or part of its business.There is still hope for Blippar’s business and, to some degree, its employees. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Blippar sinks into administration after funding dispute between investors

“UK technology start-up Blippar has fallen into administration after rowing investors failed to reach a deal that could have given it a funding lifeline amid heavy losses” writes Matthew Field for telegraph.co.uk. The augmented reality start-up, which was once hailed as a British tech “unicorn” valued at £1bn, has stopped trading and appointed administrators. “The appointment of Administrators has arisen effectively as a result of an alleged dispute over continued funding,” Paul Appleton, partner at David Rubin & Partners said.”Following their appointment, the Administrators are now exploring all possible options for the…

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Much-hyped augmented-reality startup Blippar has collapsed into administration

“Blippar, the much-hyped British AR startup which once said it was worth $1.5 billion, has collapsed into administration” writes Isobel Asher Hamilton for businessinsider.com. Cofounder and CEO Ambarish Mitra told the Financial Times in 2015 that after turning down an acquisition offer the company was worth $1.5 billion. Source: businessinsider.com Share This:

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Kelly first, Nielsen next? Some think Trump is ready for a new DHS secretary

“Former Department of Homeland Security officials expect Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be the next Trump administration official to be shown the door, now that Trump’s chief of staff is leaving” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Nielsen’s survival in the Trump administration was not expected after Trump said last weekend he was going to replace Kelly, reportedly because of a falling out between the two men. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Ryan Zinke leaves Trump administration amid Justice Department investigation

“Zinke has been the target of a continuing Justice Department investigation into whether he used his position for personal gain” reports washingtonexaminer.com. And in September, the Trump administration proposed to weaken a 2016 Obama-era regulation targeting venting and flaring, or burning, of methane from oil and gas operations on federal lands.President Trump announced Saturday that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will be leaving the administration. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Embattled Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke leaving Trump administration at end of year

“Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke will be leaving the Trump administration at the end of the year, the president tweeted early Saturday” writes Rachel Koning Beals for marketwatch.com. Trump said he will be announcing a new secretary of the Interior next week.Zinke has been the subject of more than a dozen investigations into personal travel and other ethical questions.In particular, Zinke has been under scrutiny for a land deal involving a foundation he led and a company backed by David Lesar, chairman of oilfield services company Halliburton HAL, -3.04%…

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