Unveiling the Power and Responsibility of Serving on the 2024 Bookmarks Jury: An Insider’s Perspective

CAPE TOWN, South Africa—When Tanya de Jongh, integrated creative director at Rapt Creative, was nominated to serve on the jury of the 2024 Bookmark Awards, it led her to reflect on her career and the valuable lessons she has gained. The Bookmarks hold a special place in her heart, as she received the ‘Student of The Year Pixel’ award from the organization in 2011, which recognizes digital excellence. Over the years, digital communications have become essential for brands looking to engage with modern audiences. While much has changed, de Jongh notes that some important elements … Read more

XRP Community Slams SEC’s $1.95 Billion Demand as Abuse of Power in Legal Battle with Ripple

San Francisco, CA – Ripple Labs, a blockchain payments company, is facing a new challenge in its ongoing legal battle with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). XRP enthusiasts are criticizing the commission’s recent request for remedies, calling it an abuse of power. The SEC filed its remedy request against Ripple on March 22, seeking a staggering $1.95 billion in fines and penalties. This demand stems from Ripple’s alleged unregistered securities offering through XRP institutional sales. Interestingly, the requested fine exceeds the amount Ripple gained from the securities violation. The company raised $728.9 … Read more

Landmark Case: Ohio Supreme Court to Determine Governments’ Power to Challenge Temporary Orders on Laws

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to decide whether governments have the right to challenge temporary orders that block the implementation of laws. This decision comes as the city of Columbus requested the court’s intervention regarding a preliminary injunction that was imposed by a Delaware County Common Pleas judge. The injunction, which is still in effect, halted the enforcement of two city ordinances related to firearms. One ordinance requires safe storage of guns, while the other prohibits the possession of certain high-capacity magazines. The Buckeye Institute, a conservative think tank, has filed a … Read more

Motorcyclist Awarded $11 Million in Lawsuit Against Los Angeles Department of Water and Power

VAN NUYS, Calif. (AP) — A motorcyclist in Los Angeles County has been awarded $11,045,000 by a Superior Court jury in Van Nuys after a collision with a Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) vehicle left him with serious injuries. The verdict, delivered on Friday, March 22, 2024, comes after a long legal battle in which the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power denied all liability for the collision. The plaintiff, Grady Dillon, was riding his motorcycle in downtown Los Angeles on the morning of April 12, 2019, when a … Read more