Dr. Dre Just Lost A Trademark Battle To A Gynecologist Named Dr. Drai

first_imgBringing this wonderful tale to an end, The US Trademark Court recently dismissed Dr. Dre’s case against the Dr. Drai trademark. Given that Dr. Dre is a rap superstar and Dr. Drai is a gynecologist, the two are on fairly divergent career paths, and the Trademark Court noted that the chances of fans becoming confused between the two are slim to none.[H/T Billboard] It turns out that for three years, Dr. Dre has been in a heated trademark dispute with a gynecologist and actual doctor named Draion M. Burch, who more commonly goes by Dr. Drai. Dr. Drai has become a media personality over the years in his own right, having published books like 20 Things You May Not Know About The Vagina and increasingly hosting seminars and events around the country.Burch attempted to trademark his nickname, Dr. Drai, back in 2015. However, Dr. Dre tried to block the trademark, citing that the similarity between the names was confusing and could suggest a connection between the hip-hop mogul and the gynecologist. In response, Burch fought Dre’s assertion, more or less responding that it wasn’t confusing because he is a real doctor and Dr. Dre is not.As the motion stated, “It is not likely that consumers will recognize Applicant’s Dr. Drai’s marks as referring to Dr. Dre because Dr. Dre is not a medical doctor nor is he qualified to provide any type of medical services or sell products specifically in the medical or healthcare industry.”Dr. Drai also explained that he doesn’t even want to be associated with Dr. Dre, noting that the rapper’s lyrics are misogynistic and homophobic and that those views are “a bad reflection on me as a doctor.” Hilariously, Dr. Drai also noted that he should be able to use the moniker, Dr. Drai, because “That’s my name.”last_img read more

ASEAN expects commitment to regional stability in upcoming ministerial meetings: Retno

first_imgASEAN expects members to commit to regional political and economic stability during a series of ministerial meetings next week, Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said on Friday.Retno said at least 19 virtual meetings, including the 53rd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) and the Post Ministerial Conferences (PMCs), would take place from Sept. 9 to 12, under the chairmanship of Vietnam led by Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh.“In this series of ASEAN meetings, several outcome documents are planned to be adopted, including the joint communiqué of the AMM to emphasize the commitment of the foreign ministers to maintain regional political and economic stability,” Retno said in a virtual ministry press briefing on Friday. “The ratification of the Plan of Action between ASEAN and dialogue partners, as well as several other outcome documents, are still to be negotiated,” she added.Retno further said that on the sidelines of the meeting, ASEAN foreign ministers would also attend several other meetings, including the Dialogue on Strengthening Women’s Role for Sustainable Peace and Security, the AMM Interface with AICHR Representatives and the ASEAN Coordinating Council Special Meeting on Sub-Regional Cooperation.The ASEAN Ministerial Meeting is an important forum for the ten-nation bloc, underpinned by the issuance of the joint communiqué, a policy document that lays out the collective regional stance on various issues of common concern.Topics :last_img read more

Lady Trojans Win Soccer Regional Opener

first_imgThe East Central Lady Trojans started off Regional play with a 1-0 victory over The Bloomington South Lady Panthers at St. Leon.EC will now play The Lady Trojans of New Castle for The Regional Championship.  NC defeated The Columbus North Lady Bulldogs 3-2.The Battle of the Lady Trojans will be on Saturday (10-18) starting at 1 PM at East Central High School.last_img

Newcastle return with a bang against Sheffield Utd

first_img The Magpies eventually took the lead with 55 minutes gone when Ritchie found space down the left and drilled in a low cross which defender Enda Stevens should have cleared. But he missed the ball, allowing Saint-Maximin to beat Henderson at his near post. Chris Wilder’s men might have been level within four minutes after full-back George Baldock picked out Sharp at the far post. Ritchie took advantage with 20 minutes remaining when, after picking up possession 40 yards out, he made ground and then unleashed a rising drive which screamed past the keeper. There was still time for Joelinton to wrap up the victory from Almiron’s 78th-minute cross. Speaking to Sky Sports Main Event after the game, Saint-Maximin was delighted to get back to winning ways. read also:WTO report raises fresh doubts over prospective Saudi takeover of Newcastle “Yes, I am really happy because my team win this game. I said before it was important to restart with a win and that is what we did today. “You always have to be ready and it is what I was in this game, I try to concentrate and score the goal to help my team, I’m really happy to score. “Everyone is happy because we work really hard and won 3-0 and it is a really good win.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Joelinton scored just his second Premier League goal as Newcastle dented 10-man Sheffield United’s charge for Europe with a 3-0 win on their return to action. Promoted ContentCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The Show9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWe’re Getting More Game Of Thrones: Enter House Of The Dragon!6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhood7 Worst Things To Do To Your Phone Loading… The £40million Brazilian striker, who was guilty of a glaring first-half miss, redeemed himself 12 minutes from time to wrap up what proved to be a comprehensive victory at St James’ Park. Allan Saint-Maximin opened the scoring after 55 minutes after Blades defender John Egan had been sent off for a second bookable offence, and Matt Ritchie made it 2-0 with a sumptuous strike 14 minutes later. But it was Joelinton, whose last league goal had come 301 days earlier, who rounded things off to complete a double over the Blades – who would have gone fifth with a win – and a thoroughly satisfactory afternoon for the Magpies. The visitors, perhaps understandably with a game already under their belt, started the sharper, but it was Newcastle who created the game’s first real chances as Joelinton failed to make a telling connection with Ritchie’s 11th-minute corner before Saint-Maximin sent a dangerous pull-back skidding across the penalty area. Ritchie warmed Dean Henderson’s hands with a 14th-minute piledriver from distance as the Magpies grew into the game, but Joelinton squandered a golden opportunity three minutes later when he scuffed his shot with just the keeper to beat after Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron had staged a pacy counter-attack. Egan has to throw himself into the path of Jonjo Shelvey’s stinging 20th-minute strike and although Billy Sharp volleyed over at the other end, the home side continued to enjoy the better of it. The Blades restored a measure of control with Oliver Norwood prominent in the middle of the field as the half ran down without ever genuinely threatening Martin Dubravka’s goal. Newcastle were handed a potentially significant advantage within five minutes of the restart when Joelinton got the better of Egan as they set off in pursuit of Federico Fernandez’s clearance and the defender, who had already been booked, dragged him back and received a second yellow card.last_img read more


first_imgDue to popular demand and the limited number of places on our first course, Workhouse Theatre Company/ AnGrianán will be running another WorkLab six-week actors training course!Anyone interested in joining can go to their FREE induction class from 2pm – 4pm on Saturday, March 28, at the Regional Cultural Centre (RCC) in Letterkenny.Classes will then be every Tuesday and Thursday – 6:30pm-9:30pm – from Tuesday, April 21. The course will cost €120.Places will be limited and applicants must be aged 16 or over.To book a place on the free induction workshop, or for general enquires, please email [email protected] or phone AnGrianán on (074) 9120777  WORKHOUSE THEATRE COMPANY SET TO RUN ANOTHER SIX-WEEK ACTORS TRAINING COURSE was last modified: March 19th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:Actors courseEntertainmentFeaturesnewsWorkhouse Theatre Companylast_img read more

South Africa’s plan to save mining jobs

first_imgIn a joint attempt to save jobs in the mining sector, the government, labour, and the mining industry have signed an agreement.“In the face of challenging global economic conditions and the high risk of job losses facing the mining industry, I called for a retreat of leaders in the industry,” Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi said yesterday.“This retreat concluded that a tripartite technical team comprising government, business and labour must convene to develop an intervention strategy to address the challenges facing the mining industry in respect of the risk of job losses.”The team met regularly after its first meeting on 5 August. It has identified 10 intervention areas, and has made recommendations to minimise job losses in mining.Delay the execution of retrenchments. This could allow consultations to be extended to continue during a section 189 of the Labour Relations Act notice period, to allow for the implementation of the interventions.Enhance productivity and managing cost pressures to improve efficiency.Accelerate concurrent rehabilitation activities to create alternative jobs for mineworkers.Sell distressed and other mining assets to possibly save and create jobs at alternative operators.Explore other options to avoid job losses. This will require the development of a framework for management, employees and the unions to seek solutions on a case by case basis, such as utilising the training layoff scheme or reskilling employees.Provide adequate support, such as counselling, training, and obtaining Unemployment Insurance Fund payments for mineworkers when job losses are unavoidable.Use the Multinational Companies’ procurement levy to support employment opportunities for retrenched mineworkers. In terms of the Mining Charter, multinational suppliers of goods to the sector must contribute towards a development fund, which could help to create alternative employment for mineworkers.Streamline the processes for downscaling, updating the database and exploring fiscal instruments to enable comprehensive management of the circumstances facing mining.Investment in promotion and market development – this includes joint promotional activities to help increase the demand for South Africa’s minerals.Communication and implementation plan – a milestone plan has been developed and progress regarding its implementation will be communicated from time to time.Signatories to the agreement include the Department of Mineral Resources, the Chamber of Mines, the South African Mining Development Union, National Union of Mineworkers, Solidarity and Uasa.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

10 months ago​Tottenham boss Pochettino: Everyone wants to beat us

first_img​Tottenham boss Pochettino: Everyone wants to beat usby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes his team is the one everyone wants to beat!Spurs are the outside bet for the title, sitting six points behind leaders Liverpool in third place.But Pochettino is proud of his team’s showing this season and insists they are often seen as the biggest scalp in the league.”We’re the team to beat,” Pochettino told Standard Sport ahead of tonight’s FA Cup third-round tie at Tranmere. “It’s not arrogant, it’s realistic. “[People say], ‘How are Tottenham there?’ — a club like Chelsea can spend big money on a transfer [Christian Pulisic] and then send him on loan. “Do you think Tottenham can do this? No. But in the last few years, Tottenham are fighting with this type of club. “That’s why no-one likes Tottenham much, that’s why everyone wants to challenge us. “It’s a massive game for us every time. Wolves beat us and they behaved like they won the Premier League. Then on Wednesday they lost to Crystal Palace. It’s because Tottenham have created something special — and now we are a target. “When we fought with Leicester, everyone wanted to kill us! For many people we’re not very successful because we haven’t won a trophy [but] people respect the way we’re doing it.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Alabama Signees Adonis Thomas, Damien Harris Vow To “Bring The Dynasty Back” On Twitter

first_imgA top Alabama Crimson Tide signee.Alabama football certainly is not down – the Crimson Tide were the No. 1 seed in this past year’s College Football Playoff before losing to Ohio State. But the program has gone two years without winning the national title, so it’s fair to say that Alabama is no longer a “dynasty” in the true sense of the word. Two Crimson Tide signees are looking to change that fact.Adonis Thomas and Damien Harris – two of the highest-rated recruits in the country this past year – had a nice little Twitter exchange Saturday morning. It began with Harris wishing Thomas a happy birthday, and quickly morphed into the topic of winning rings and bringing the dynasty back. Check it out:Happy Birthday boss @_SimplyThatGuy5— Damien Harris (@DHx34) February 28, [email protected] appreciate it big timer! Only a few more months till we go get these rings— Adonis Thomas (@_SimplyThatGuy5) February 28, [email protected]_SimplyThatGuy5 you already know what we about to do— Damien Harris (@DHx34) February 28, [email protected] bring that dynasty back— Adonis Thomas (@_SimplyThatGuy5) February 28, 2015Alabama never rebuilds – it reloads. If Harris, Thomas and the rest of the No. 1 ranked recruiting class pans out as expected, they’re going to have a real shot at following through here.last_img read more

One Direction Teams With Office Depot To Fight Bullying

first_imgOffice Depot is proud to announce its alliance with the world-renowned music group, One Direction, who officially become partners in the retailer’s Anti-Bullying campaign that will launch across the U.S. during the 2013 Back-to-School season.One Direction Fights BullyingThe 1D/OD alliance will feature a collection of limited edition back-to-school products, which will be exclusively sold at Office Depot. A portion of the proceeds from each sale will be used to fund an anti-bullying educational program to encourage kinder behavior among students. This message will be supported by an integrated marketing campaign that includes an anti-bullying message from One Direction, which will be broadcast on television and at their concerts, as well as print and digital advertising, online and social media activations.“We are thrilled to launch the ‘1D + OD Together Against Bullying’ alliance with One Direction,” says Bob Moore, Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer for Office Depot. “Office Depot is committed to making a difference in students’ lives with meaningful anti-bullying education, and thanks to the powerful voices of Niall, Harry, Zayn, Louis, and Liam, we will make considerable progress.”The “1D+OD LIVE.LOVE.MOVE Together Against Bullying” integrated cause marketing campaign and product collection has been created by SEW Branded, a New York brand image and marketing consultancy.last_img read more

Black men arrested at Starbucks settle with the company

first_imgPHILADELPHIA – Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the world’s biggest coffee-shop chain Wednesday for an undisclosed sum and an offer of a free college education.Separately, they reached a deal with the city for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs.The men portrayed the twin settlements as an effort to make sure something positive came out of the April 12 incident, which touched off a furor around the U.S. over racial profiling.“We thought long and hard about it, and we feel like this is the best way to see that change that we want to see,” said Donte Robinson, one of those arrested. “It’s not a right-now thing that’s good for right now, but I feel like we will see the true change over time.”Business partners Robinson and Rashon Nelson, both 23, were led away in handcuffs and accused of trespassing last month after the manager of a Starbucks in the city’s well-to-do Rittenhouse Square neighbourhood called police, saying the men refused to buy anything or leave. After spending hours in jail, they were released and no charges were filed.The men said they were there waiting for a meeting with a third man about a potential real estate opportunity.The incident proved a major embarrassment for Starbucks, which has long projected an image as a socially conscious company.On Wednesday, Starbucks announced it reached a financial settlement with the men. The amount was not disclosed.The company said they will also be given the opportunity to complete their bachelor’s degrees, their tuition fully covered, through a Starbucks partnership with Arizona State University. The online college education program was created in 2014 for Starbucks employees.Also, the men will be given the chance to discuss their experience and share their recommendations for changes at Starbucks with former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.During the uproar, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson came to Philadelphia to apologize to the men. He also announced that more than 8,000 Starbucks stores in the U.S. would close on the afternoon of May 29 so nearly 175,000 employees can get training in unconscious bias.Under the deal with the city, the men’s arrest records will be expunged, and a program will be created to offer counselling and mentoring to entrepreneurs from Philadelphia high schools.“I am pleased to have resolved the potential claims against the city in this productive manner,” Mayor Jim Kenney said. “This was an incident that evoked a lot of pain in our city and put us under a national spotlight for unwanted reasons.”Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross, who is black, at first defended his officers’ conduct, but days later issued a televised apology for the way the Starbucks call was handled.Robinson and Nelson, who grew up in an economically depressed section of the city, said the settlements are a good start, aimed at transforming their community and creating the types of opportunities that did not exist when they were younger.Nelson said he considers the Starbucks incident a case of being at “the wrong place at the right time because of the outcome that can come out of it.”last_img read more