Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word The

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise.The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted a trademark application this month to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.The application requests a standard character trademark for the title “The Ohio State University” that would cover various items including T-shirts, baseball caps and hats.University spokesman Chris Davey confirms the application. A statement from Davey says the school “works to vigorously protect the university’s brand and trademarks.”The school has previously secured other trademarks, including names of football coaches Woody Hayes and Urban Meyer.An Ohio State spokesman said last fall that the university had 150 trademarks in 17 countries and other applications pending.___Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.comThe Associated Press read more

Two out of three victims of leftover munitions in Mali are children

Since April 2012, 60 victims of explosive remnants of war have been reported – 53 people injured, including 38 children and 15 adults, and 7 people killed, including 5 children and 2 adults, UNICEF said in a press release.“The danger is now at every corner in communities from central and northern Mali where heavy fighting took place,” said Françoise Ackermans, UNICEF Representative in Mali. “Explosions can happen anywhere and anytime – when children are on their way to school or when a woman goes to the market. Our teams on the ground report charred remains of war vehicles and a lot of abandoned ammunition.”Nineteen-year-old Amadou lost a finger on his left hand when he threw a stone on an apparent toy children were playing with in his courtyard. “When I woke up, there was blood everywhere. My two brothers, 4 and 16, were injured. My niece died. She was only 18 months old. I feel sad and guilty.” To better inform civilians about the dangers of potential explosives, UNICEF-supported partners have held public events over the past five months in schools, markets and workplaces that have raised the awareness of an estimated 27,000 people.The agency has used national and community-based radio stations to disseminate life-saving messages in five languages, and produced posters and other materials using Malian artists. “We are not always with adults,” said 13-year-old Adidiatou, after attending a UNICEF-sponsored educational session. “If children don’t know, they may pick up a grenade or another explosive thing as if it was a toy. They may not realize it can hurt.”Unexploded ordinance – including unexploded and abandoned ammunition such as artillery shells, mortars, rockets, grenades, bullets and aircraft bombs – is believed to be linked to the recent armed conflict. There is also historic landmine contamination closer to the border with Algeria predating the recent French intervention, according to the UN Mine Action Service (UNMAS). Fighting between Government forces and Tuareg rebels broke out in northern Mali last January, after which radical Islamists seized control of the area. The conflict uprooted thousands of people and prompted the Malian Government to request military assistance from France to stop the progression of extremist groups.UNMAS is wrapping up a five-week training programme on clearing landmines and unexploded ordinance for 30 members of the Malian Security and Defense Forces (MDSF), Police, Gendarmerie, Garde Nationale du Mali and national civilian protection office. read more

TOP European teams want to cooperate with IMG in upcoming years

← Previous Story Lasse Moeller is MVP of generation 1996! Next Story → Schedule of 45th tournament in Struga A number of leading European Clubs, including Barcelona, Kiel, Kielce and Veszprem, pooled their TV and Marketing Rights for international Club Handball as of season 18/19 on occasion of the VELUX EHF CHAMPIONSLEAGUE draw. Related documents were signed in Ljubljana last Friday.The European Top Clubs expressed the wish of a cooperation between clubs, EHF and International Management Group (IMG) in the future.Earlier this year EHF announced on the fringes of the VELUX CL Final4 that it is intended to launch a call for a tender for the Champions League rights as of 2020. At the same time the clubs regard themselves to be the owner of their TV and Marketing Rights, once the current MoU expires on 30th June 2018.In order to prepare European Club Handball for the future, FCH and EHF will shortly start negotiations on a new ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MoU) for the next term, commencing on 1st July 2018.PHOTO: SEHA GAZPROM LeagueSource: http://groupclubhandball.com/ read more