Year of the water snake
A strong sign of that shake up in the vendor space was seen this week when telco session delivery specialist Acme Packet said it had agreed to be acquired by US software giant Oracle. It's long been recognised that the networking and IP specialists … Read more on Telecoms.com
Larry Ellison's Surprising Purchase Of Acme Packet Puts The Spotlight On …
The move took seasoned analysts by surprise, not that Acme Packet would be acquired, actually it's been rumored for quite some time, but that Oracle (ORCL) stepped up out of left field and beat Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) to the … Read more on Seeking Alpha
Oracle to buy Acme Packet for about .1B
Acme makes phone and data network equipment that's used by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises around the world. Oracle, based in … Acme's board unanimously approved the acquisition, which is expected to close in the first half of 2013 … Read more on Salon
With the recent legalization of marijuana in the state of Washington, Yakima car accident attorney Mariano Morales today reminded motorists that driving under the influence of marijuana remains illegal, and the dangerous practice could lead to car crashes.
Marijuana may now be legal in Washington, but driving under the influence of drugs is not. Just like driving while impaired by legally obtained alcohol is illegal in Washington, driving under the influence of marijuana is illegal and can be deadly, said Morales, founder of Mariano Morales Law in Yakima.
Driving under the influence, whether under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or drugs of any kind, is a serious safety threat in our society. Impaired driving causes accidents, and the passage of I-502 does not change that, Morales said, referring to the recently passed initiative that legalized the possession of small amounts of recreational marijuana in Washington.
People who cause accidents while under the influence of marijuana can and should be held responsible for the harm they inflict, he said.
In fact, I-502 for the first time established a legal limit for the amount of active THC, the active chemical in marijuana. Similar to a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent, the presence of 5 nanograms of THC in a drivers bloodstream is enough for the motorist to be considered impaired per se, or in fact, according to a recent article in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Courts are now beginning to deal with so-called green driving-under-the-influence charges made since the new law went into effect last month, the Seattle newspaper reports.
Since marijuana became legal in Washington in December, more than 130 drivers have been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs in the state, according to the article in the Post-Intelligencer. Sgt. Paul Erdahl, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol, told the newspaper that the blood samples from those suspected marijuana DUIs are at the state’s toxicology lab and should be reported back to the law enforcement official within the next few weeks.
I-502 actually assists those of us in the legal community who help people hurt by those who drive while under the influence of drugs, Morales said. The law establishes a specific legal limit for those who use marijuana and drive, something we did not have before. So-called green DUI is just as dangerous as driving under the influence of alcohol, and we all know how unsafe that is. Studies show marijuana impairs judgment and reaction time, much like alcohol.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that marijuana has been shown to impair performance on driving simulator tasks on driving courses for about three hours after the drug is consumed. The impairments include increased reaction times, worsened car handling, impaired distance estimation, lack of coordination and sleepiness. Other groups suggest waiting for even longer periods of time before getting behind the wheel after using marijuana, according to an article on Edmunds.com.
While more studies will be done on how long marijuana affects driving abilities, what we do know is that those who do choose to drive while under the influence of marijuana and cause an accident can be held liable for the injuries they cause, even if they are not criminally convicted of green DUI, Morales said. People need to make sure they have drug-free transportation if they are going to use marijuana, just like having a designated driver when drinking alcohol.
Morales urged people who are hurt in accidents involving marijuana-impaired drivers to contact a qualified Yakima car accident lawyer such as those at Mariano Morales Law. Our law firm has the resources to investigate car accident cases fully and help green DUI accident victims get the full compensation they are entitled to under the law, Morales said.
About Mariano Morales Law
Mariano Morales Law is a full-service personal injury law firm serving clients in communities throughout Washingtons Yakima Valley, including Yakima, Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco and Kennewick), Wenatchee, Grant County and Chelan County. Mariano Morales Jr. started the firm in 1994. Six times, he has been voted Best Attorney in Yakima Valley by readers of the Yakima Valley Business Journal. The firm helps clients in product liability, car accident, truck accident, nursing home abuse and neglect and many other cases involving traumatic injuries or wrongful death. The firms office is located at 1200 Chesterly Drive, Suite 180, Yakima, WA 98902 (local phone (509) 457-1948). To learn more, call toll free at (866) 972-0493 or use the firms online contact form.
According to a Pew Research Center survey released this week, nearly half of Americans aged 40-59 are providing financial support for their adult children, and one in five are also providing financial assistance or care for an aging parent. The so called Sandwich Generation which is bearing the financial and emotional burdens of their parents and children simultaneously, are more likely to be affluent adults with household incomes of $ 100,000 or more, according to the survey. Of this group, 58% describe themselves as living comfortably or having funds left over after meeting their expenses. Which means theres plenty of opportunity for entrepreneurs to serve Sandwich Generation consumers with products and services that can help them manage the needs of the family members they support and get some time and money back for themselves.
Sandwich Generation consumers are facing challenges related to stress, emerging health issues that appear with age, and time management, said Mary Furlong, executive producer of the Whats Next Boomer Business Summit and CEO of Mary Furlong & Associates. At this years Summit, well explore the unmet needs of Sandwich Generation consumers, hear best practices from those who deeply understand and profitably serve them, and look at where the growth opportunities are in areas such as chronic disease management, caregiving, housing, mobile devices, transportation, and more.
The 10th Annual Whats Next Boomer Business Summit will take place on March 12, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in Chicago, IL. Every year, Whats Next brings together the countrys leading Baby Boomer strategists and marketers at an event designed to introduce new research, products and services that truly represent what is next in the Boomer market, and this year is no different.
Specific Summit topics related to business opportunities among Sandwich Generation consumers include What a Difference a Decade Makes: Trend Transformations from 2003 to today to 2023. In a conversation led by Furlong, Gail Sheehy, author of Passages in Caregiving, and Jody Holtzman, senior vice president of Thought Leadership at AARP which will look at forces shaping the next decade in Boomers life stages and whats needed to serve them. Laurie Orlov, founder of Aging in Place Technology Watch and Tony Titus, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Numera, will delve into the Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) industry reviewing its successes, failures, and opportunities for huge success as it evolves from fear-based messaging to more positive positioning among tech-savvy consumers. AARP representatives Amy Goyer and Robert Stephen will discuss the burgeoning Grandparent Economy and the new growth in spending thats taking place across every product category.
The 2013 Whats Next Boomer Business Summit will also feature topics including:
Jeaninne Crooks of buy.at presented a webinar in the Affiliate Summit Webinar series called “Affiliate Marketing 101.” Affiliate Marketing is one of the hottest ways to make money online. For a few dollars, anyone can buy a URL and start a blog or website. By placing the right links on those websites, it’s possible to make anywhere from a few dollars a month to six-figure incomes or more. Before you start, however, it’s important to learn the basics of the business. By understanding some of the fundamentals, such as terminology and functions, you’ll have the foundation to make the decisions to build the type of affiliate marketing business that suits your interests and skills You can find a list of past and future Affiliate Summit webinars here: www.affiliatesummit.com Video Rating: 4 / 5
ICC Board meeting concludes in Dubai
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Marathon Petroleum Corporation's CEO Discusses Q4 2012 Results – Earnings …
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'Valley Fresh Fare' cooking show ending after two years
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