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Singapore’s proposed ‘fake news’ law could stifle free speech

For many, Singapore is an idyllic and livable city in Asia. But there’s serious concern for the country and its five million population around a proposed law to curb ‘fake news’ on the internet that could have ramifications for free speech. The ‘Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Bill’ had its first reading on Monday and one of the key takeaways is that it will allow the government to force “corrections” to be added to online content that is deemed to be “false.” Infringing artic...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Singapore, Tech, Human Rights Watch, Reuters, Phil Robertson, Lee Hsien Loong, SG, Paine, Asia Photo, Facebook Google Twitter LinkedIn Line, Asia Internet Coalition, Manipulation Bill, Singapore s Ministry of Law, People s Action Party PAP

Tuesday round-up

Today the justices will hear oral argument in Cochise Consultancy v. United States, ex rel. Hunt, which asks whether the “discovery” exception to False Claims Act statute of limitations applies to private parties in cases in which the government has not intervened. David Engstrom had this blog’s preview. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt preview the case at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Subscript Law provides a graphic explainer. [Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Court, Bloomberg, Atlantic, Gop, United States, New York Times, Kansas, Beltway, Louisiana, Usa Today, Flowers

Supreme Court Shows its Interest in New Eligibility Case

by Dennis Crouch Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc., et al. v. Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc., No. 18-817 (Supreme Court 2019) In this case, the Supreme Court has requested input from the U.S. Government — requesting the views of the U.S. Solicitor General (CVSG).  The SG’s office will likely submit its brief in December 2019 — so we have a nice wait on this question presented: The question presented is whether patents that claim a method of medically treating a patient automatically satisfy Section 101...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Hp, Patent, Hikma, SG, Federal Circuit, U S government, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc, Berkheimer, Natural Alternatives Int ' l Inc, Creative Compounds LLC Fed, Dennis Crouch Hikma, Pharmaceuticals USA Inc

Viktoria Rebensburg Wins Last Super-G of the Season. Shiffrin Grabs the Crystal Globe

The winner of the race Today was Germany’s Viktoria Rebensburg (1:23.91). In second place was Austria’s Tamara Tippler (1:24.06) and in third place Italy’s Federica Brignone (1:24.25).Rebensburg was very happy with her victory, which has helped her to get over her disappointment at coming second in yesterday’s Downhill race. "I've come second many times this winter and finally, in the last race of the season, I’ve come first", she celebrated. The German said she feels “very at ease in Andorra”,...
Tags: Germany, Sport, Austria, Skiing, Italy, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Viktoria Rebensburg, Tina Weirather, SG, Mikaela Shiffrin, Shiffrin, Federica Brignone, Rebensburg, Audi FIS Alpine Ski World Cup, Ski Paradise

Soldeu El Tarter 2019 Alpine Skiing World Cup Finals. Speed Events: Downhill and Super-G

The Finals in Soldeu will decide the winners of this year's Crystal Globes in Downhill and Super-G.  ProgrammeWednesday 13/03/201910:30 DH Men12:00 DH LadiesPreview Women Downhill:Nicole Schmidhofer (444 points), Ramona Siebenhofer (354), and Stephanie Venier (340) are the three women still in contention for the Downhill crystal globe. Ilka Stuhec (343) injured both of her knees in a crash during February's downhill World Cup race in Crans Montana.Austria has won the Ladies' Downhill crystal gl...
Tags: Sport, Austria, Skiing, Paris, Switzerland, Norway, Andorra, Peter, Cortina, Tina Weirather, SG, Feuz, Kjetil Jansrud, Mikaela Shiffrin, Garmisch Partenkirchen, International Ski Federation FIS

Pie Insurance raises $45 mln

Pie Insurance said March 5 that it raised $45 million in a series B funding round. Investors included SVB Capital, Sirius Group, Greycroft, Moxley Holdings, Aspect Ventures, and Elefund. Pie, of Washington D.C., provides workers’ compensation insurance directly to small businesses. PRESS RELEASE Pie Insurance Raises $45 Million in Series B Funding Round   SVB Capital joins existing investors to fuel continued growth, scale operations   Washington, DC – February XX, 2019  –  Pie Insurance ,...
Tags: Trends, Washington Dc, Greycroft, SG, VC Deals, SVB Capital, John Swigart, About Pie Insurance Pie Insurance, Ian Sigalow Co Founder, Elefund Pie of Washington D C, Tilli Kalisky Bannett Partner, Sirius America Insurance Company, Sirius Group NASDAQ

SME lender Validus Capital raises $15M for expansion in Southeast Asia

SME lending was a hot topic in Southeast Asia last year, and companies continue to attract investor dollars in 2019. The latest to pull in capital of its own is Singapore-based Validus Capital, which today announced a SG$20.5 million (US$15.2 million) Series B that’ll go towards regional expansion. Founded in 2015, Validus is focused on growth capital among SMEs with an average loan of SG$70,000 (US$52,000) in Singapore. Its P2P lending platform pairs SMEs with individual and institutional le...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Indonesia, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, E-commerce, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Jakarta, Temasek, SG

Musiio raises $1M to let digital music services use AI for curation

Musiio, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help digital music companies with discovery and creation, has pulled in a $1 million seed round. The capital comes from Singapore’s Wavemaker Partners, U.S. investor Exponential Creativity Ventures and undisclosed angels. The deal represents the first outside round for Musiio, which was founded at the Entrepreneur First program in Singapore where CEO Hazel Savage, a former streaming exec, met CEO Aron Pettersson. It also makes Musiio the...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Spotify, London, Media, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, United States, Entrepreneur First, Savage, Fma, Wavemaker Partners, SG

Singapore’s Credit Culture raises $29.5M for its soon-to-launch digital loan business

Singapore’s digital fintech companies are attracting investor attention and dollars in 2019. Fresh from Singapore Life — a digital-only insurer — raising $33 million across two recently closed rounds, so Credit Culture, a digital loan specialist — has banked SG$40 million ($29.5 million) ahead of its imminent launch. Credit Culture has raised its capital from Malaysia’s RCE Capital Berhad in a deal that allows the investor to potentially take a stake of up 30 percent in the startup. Its investme...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Asia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, Tech, Spokesperson, Banking, Philippines, Malaysia, Countries, Southeast Asian, SG, Dey

Patent File Wrapper Estoppel Comes to Canada

In a move that surprised many in the IP community, a budget bill that received royal assent before the holidays, introduced file wrapper estoppel to Canadian patent law. Bill C-86 (link) included a number of changes to intellectual property legislation including enacting the College of Patent Agents and Trade-mark Agents Act, reforming the Copyright Board, and numerous amendments to the Patent Act, Trade-marks Act and Copyright Act. One of the changes to the Patent Act, allows for the patent fil...
Tags: UK, Supreme Court, Law, US, Canada, United States, Intellectual Property, US supreme court, Patent Office, Locke, SG, Eli Lilly Co, Neuberger, Pollard Banknote Limited, Babn Technologies Corp, Copyright Board

Unpacking the "Transgender in the Military" Cases

As many Balkinization readers may know, a few weeks ago the Solicitor General filed petitions for certiorari “before judgment” with the Supreme Court in three cases (Nos. 18-676, 677, 678) challenging then-Secretary of Defense Mattis’s new policy regarding transgender service-members.  In each of the cases a district court preliminarily enjoined DOD from implementing the new policy.  On Friday, however, a D.C. Circuit panel in one of the cases (consisting of Judges Griffith, Wilkins and Williams...
Tags: Supreme Court, Obama, Obama Administration, California, Defense, Court, America, Williams, Doj, Ash Carter, Branding, Trump, Nixon, Dod, Carter, D C Circuit

Argument preview: When has registration of a copyright claim “been made”?

Fourth Estate v. is one of two copyright cases on the Supreme Court’s January argument calendar. (The other case, Rimini Street v. Oracle, will be argued on January 14.) Both cases pose narrow questions of statutory interpretation. Fourth Estate gives the court the opportunity to resolve a longstanding conflict in authority over the meaning of the phrase “registration of the copyright claim has been made” in Section 411(a) of the copyright statute. Copyright protection is automa...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, United States, Oracle, Copyright Office, The Supreme Court, SG, Muchnick, Fourth Estate, Rimini Street, Wallstreet, Merits Cases, Reed Elsevier

TNB Aura closes $22.7M fund to bring PE-style investing to Southeast Asia’s startups

TNB Aura, a recent arrival to Southeast Asia’s VC scene, announced today that it has closed a maiden fund at SG$31.1million, or around US$22.65 million, to bring a more private equity-like approach to investing in startups in the region. The fund was launched in 2016 and it is a joint effort between Australia-based venture fund Aura and Singapore’s TNB Ventures, which has a history of corporate innovation work. I t reached a final close today, having hit an early close in January. It is a part o...
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, TC, Asia, Business, Money, Indonesia, Australia, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Funding, US, Tech, Economy

‘Star Wars: Women of the Galaxy’ Author Amy Ratcliffe on Creating Her Essential Resource For Fans

The women of Star Wars have always been one of the most marvelous parts of the galaxy far, far away. The only problem is that if you’ve only dipped your toes into the original canon, it might seem like there aren’t that many of them. Carrie Fisher’s Princess Leia was a groundbreaking, Hutt-slaying, smart-mouthed, badass heroine, but other than her, the original trilogy was scarce on women with speaking roles. In the prequels we got Princess Amidala, but it’s once you delve into the larger world...
Tags: Star-Wars, Movies, Interviews, Sci-fi, Features, Carrie Fisher, Ohio, Lucasfilm, Leia, Anakin Skywalker, Amy, New Republic, Jakku, Palpatine, Padawan, Jedi

2018 Harley Davidson Sport Glide Test Ride

The Not So Sport Glide Have you ever really wanted to like a motorcycle and had it disappoint you? That’s what happened to me with Harley’s new Sport Glide. It’s not awful or anything like that, but it’s not what it could have been with some better execution on the part of Harley’s designers. With a Sport label and featuring cruise control along with detachable hard bags and fairing, I thought this would be a sporty cruiser equally capable of mastering long rides and sharp corners. As it turn...
Tags: Usa, Review, Milwaukee, Motorcycles, Michelin, Bob, North America, Calgary, Harley Davidson, Harley, SG, First Impressions, Fat Bob, Sport Glide, Harley Softails

Virat Kohli criticises quality of SG ball, and prefers the Dukes for Test cricket

The India captain said the SG ball was getting scuffed up and going soft too early
Tags: India, Sport, Cricket, Virat Kohli, SG, Dukes

Tech In Asia lays off staff after canceling planned ICO

Earlier this month, media startup Tech In Asia surprised its readers when it announced plans to implement an $18 per month paywall. More expensive than packages for the Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal, the subscription went live this week. It’s designed to make the business self-sustaining after a tricky period of business in which the company contemplated an ICO and was forced to make cutbacks to its team. The Singapore-based company — which operates a popular blog and events business in ...
Tags: TC, Asia, Bali, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, US, Tech, Bloomberg, Aol, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch, Ico, SG, Willis Wee

Uber and Grab hit with $9.5M in fines over ‘anti-competitive’ merger

Uber and Grab have been hit with combined fines of $9.5 million after their merger deal was found to have violated Singapore’s anti-competition laws. Grab acquired (and then merged/closed) Uber’s Southeast Asia business in March, but the Competition Commission of Singapore today declared the deal is “anti-competitive” following a months-long investigation into its impact on Singapore. The CCCS levied an SG$6,582,055 (US$4.8 million) fine on Uber and an SG$6,419,647 (US$4.7 million) fine on Gr...
Tags: Uber, Asia, Business, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Philippines, Lta, SG, Grab, Land Transport Authority LTA, CCCs, Competition Commission of Singapore, Philippine Competition Commission, Hooi Ling Tan

TakaraTomy Official Siege Images Of February Releases: Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, Firedrive, Lionizer, More!

TakaraTomy Mall has posted official images of February's War For Cybertron Trilogy: Siege releases! SG-01 Firedrive, SG-02 Lionizer, SG-03 Roadhandler & Swindler, SG-04 Sideswipe, SG-05 Autobot Cog, SG-06 Optimus Prime, and SG-07 Ultra Magnus are all looking pretty nice here, and this is one of the better images available so far of Magnus' inner cab robot. Keep reading for the images!
Tags: Toys, SG, TakaraTomy Mall, Lionizer SG, Sideswipe SG

Alibaba’s Lazada begins to offer financing for online retailers in Southeast Asia

Alibaba’s Lazada is introducing new credit options for SMEs as it aims to boost the number of retailers in Southeast Asia, the region with 650 million consumers. The firm announced a partnership with Finaxar that will see the fintech offers its services to Lazada sellers in Singapore. There are plans to expand the arrangement to cover other parts of Southeast Asia in the future. Two-year-old Finaxar offers a range of financial products in Southeast Asia but now it has teamed up with the e-commer...
Tags: Asia, Southeast Asia, Singapore, Tech, Alibaba, SG, Patel, Lazada, Southeast Asia SEA, Shopee, Lucy Peng, Finaxar, Vihang Patel, Sian Tan, Singapore Alibaba, Ant Financial as Lazada

4 Problematic Issues of Unified Tax in the Life of Ukrainian Farmers

Unified tax of the 4th group (formerly known as  fixed agricultural tax) is for compelling reasons selected to be paid by the overwhelming majority of Ukrainian farmers. Below, we have summarized those major issues that arise while paying this tax. Problem No 1 - uncertainty for the future The base of taxation is the official appraisal of land.  In 2018, a new all-Ukrainian official appraisal of agricultural land is being carried out  (in accordance with the resolut...
Tags: Taxes, Supreme Court, Ukraine, Others, SG, Roman Blazhko, High Administrative Court, Unified Tax, Unified Tax Of 4th Group, Life of Ukrainian Farmers

Comment on confetti party cake by SG

I have 50 people coming to a party so I’m going to do a 3-layer sheet cake. Based on my math, I need to make 5.5x the amount of cake and 7.5-8x the amount of frosting? Am I asking for trouble?
Tags: Food, SG

Symposium: The appointments clause — a modest take

Yesterday the Supreme Court ruled in Lucia v. SEC, evaluating whether the Securities and Exchange Commission had used improper methods to hire its administrative law judges. A fairly lopsided 7-2 margin of justices concluded that it had. Standing alone, Justice Stephen Breyer found that the SEC had committed a statutory violation by improperly delegating appointments authority to staff — similar to an argument previously raised by professor Jennifer Nou. Six of the remaining justices held that t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, SEC, Department Of Justice, Securities And Exchange Commission, Buckley, Valeo, Lucia, Arthur, D C Circuit, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Kagan

The Return of Relist Watch

John Elwood provides useless blather to accompany Monday’s relists. I apologize for slacking off last week, but I was in central Europe taking in the dulcet tones of the language of love while testing the effects of an all-meat on the body of a sedentary middle-aged lawyer. After about 10 days among people who see cuts of meat in the most unlikely places, packing myself full of and something that I only belatedly discovered translates as “liver-cheese,” I can report that there are no adverse...
Tags: Europe, Hope, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Oregon, West Virginia, Indiana, United States, Missouri, Idaho, Alaska, Sudan

A “view” from the courtroom: Chipping away at the caseload

Even with a number of major decisions pending, and just a couple of weeks left in its term, the Supreme Court is taking a back seat in the minds of many in Washington, either because much of the city is still celebrating a Stanley Cup for the Washington Capitals, or because attention is focused on the United State-North Korea summit meeting taking place in Singapore this week. We bump into Solicitor General Noel Francisco on our way up to the courtroom and ask whether Deputy Solicitor General Ma...
Tags: Featured, Minnesota, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Singapore, United States, New Hampshire, Ohio, Department Of Justice, Jack, Francisco, National Hockey League, Kennedy

Custom Bikes Of The Week: 3 June, 2018

Moto Guzzi’s Bellagio gets a glamorous new set of clothes. Vladimir Putin gets a new motorcycle, with a little help from Kalashnikov. And the French photographer and racer Dimitri Coste gets acquainted with the Indian FTR1200 prototype. It’s been a pick’n’mix kinda week. Rostec Izh concept Ever wondered what bike Vladimir Putin would ride, when he’s not shirtless on a horse? Wonder no longer. The Izh is a concept motorcycle developed by the Russian corporate juggernaut Rostec and the maker...
Tags: Milan, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Motorcycles, Bellagio, Phoenix, Yamaha, Pirelli, Alcantara, SG, Suzuki, Ivan Drago, Rostec, Benjie, Moto Guzzi

Tandem bispecific neutralizing antibody eliminates HIV-1 infection in humanized mice

The discovery of an HIV-1 cure remains a medical challenge because the virus rebounds quickly after the cessation of combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Here, we investigate the potential of an engineered tandem bispecific broadly neutralizing antibody (bs-bnAb) as an innovative product for HIV-1 prophylactic and therapeutic interventions. We discovered that by preserving 2 single-chain variable fragment (scFv) binding domains of each parental bnAb, a single gene–encoded tandem bs-bnAb, B...
Tags: SG, Li Liu, Hui Wang, Xilin Wu, Jia Guo, Mengyue Niu, Minghui An, Xia Jin, Qi Zhang, Ka Shing Lam, Tongjin Wu, Hua Wang, Qian Wang, Yanhua Du, Jingjing Li, Lin Cheng

Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

Yesterday, legislation was introduced that would provide a one-off opportunity for employers to self-correct past super guarantee (SG) non-compliance without penalty. Subject to the passage of legislation, the amnesty will run from 12 months from 24 May 2018 to 23 May 2019. Here are the main things you need to know: What does Amnesty apply to? The Amnesty applies […]
Tags: Small Business, Sales, Amnesty, SG, Superannuation, Superannuation Guarantee Amnesty

Wednesday round-up

Briefly: At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that although the court’s “’opinions related to orders’ get less attention than [its] merits opinions,” “they give courtwatchers clues about the justices who write them.” Melissa Quinn reports for the Washington Examiner that “[t]he Washington rumor mill is churning with speculation about whether Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of the Supreme Court’s term next month,” and that “outside groups are laying the groundwork for a vac...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Colorado, Washington, Bloomberg, United States, Hawaii, Trump, Round-up, Pereira, Adam Feldman, Washington Examiner, SG, Anthony Kennedy, Appling

This smashed up Fender Stratocaster guitar will cost you $75,000

The smashed up body of a 1964 Fender Stratocaster is up for auction at eye-watering prices but if it can’t be played, Who made it so expensive? That was a terrible joke because the guitar in question is one of Pete Townshend’s many destroyed guitars that faced the wrath of his stage destruction. The pioneer of pummelling guitars into the ground, Townshend’s Stratocaster body comes in 2 parts after he smashed it at The Who’s 1967 concert in Long Island Arena in Commack, New York. The guitar ...
Tags: Music, Featured, Equipment, The Who, Heritage, Auction, Bid, Memorabilia, Heritage Auctions, Vintage, Guitar, Classic, Fender, Pete Townshend, Gibson, Townshend