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The three principal ways of organizing a business are: as a sole proprietorship, as a partnership, or as a corporation. There are three major types of bankruptcy proceedings. A classic public relations technique is call The Rule of Threes.

Germany Outlines Three Laws of Robotics for Self-Driving Cars

Mike Brown September 8, 2016 Driverless cars

Germany is gearing up to lay down the ethical foundations for self-driving cars, banning A.I. from making decisions that could harm one group of people over another. The country’s transport minister has outlined the basis for future legal guidelines for driverless vehicles, rules that echo Isaac Asimov’s three laws of robotics, which manufacturers will be expected to work towards ahead of formal legalization.

In an interview with Wirtschaftswoche published Thursday (translated by A9T9 from German), transport minister Alexander Dobrindt stated there will be three key rules:

(1) “It is clear that property damage takes always precedence of personal injury.

(2) “There must be no classification of people, for example, on the size, age and the like.”

And

(3) “If something happens, the manufacturer is liable”
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3 Primary Reasons the Swiss Medical Board Recommended No More Systematic Mammograms

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In a perspective piece published in the New England Journal of Medicine,two members of the Swiss Medical Board’s expert panel explained how they reached their conclusions. Three primary factors came into play: 
1. Outdated Clinical Trials
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College funding explainer: The three options to pay for third level

Among the options are increasd State-funding and a student loan scheme
Updated: Mon, Jul 11, 2016, 11:25

Carl O’Brien

The expert group report on the future of higher education funding studied approaches used in other countries – Norway, The Netherlands, Australia, England and the US – and identified three main funding options the Irish system.

These are:

  1. A State-funded system
  2. Increased State funding with continuing student fees
  3. Student loan scheme, along with increased State-funding

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How Hillary Clinton defined her historic moment

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton
Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton

Philadelphia (CNN)

As Hillary Clinton playfully batted away an avalanche of balloons Thursday night, she appeared proud, happy and reconciled to her historic moment.

She had accepted the Democratic nomination with “humility, determination and boundless confidence in America’s promise,” taking her place as the first woman to lead a major presidential ticket on a night pulsating with emotion.
“When there are no ceilings,” she declared, “the sky’s the limit.”

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3 Simple Phrases Great Leaders Always Use

July 23, 2016 • 311 Likes • 20

leadership
leadership

“By habitually using these 3 phrases, you will strengthen your ability to effortlessly lead others in the direction that you want them to go. And that simply will make your role as a leader much more powerful and meaningful – something we all want when leading other people.”

They are:

  1. “And here’s why…”
  2. “Would you mind…”
  3. “Does this make sense?”

An often-cited but frequently misunderstood communication study completed by UCLA researcher Albert Mehrabian found that  93% of communication comes from something other than the words used.

Translation – only 7% comes from the actual words themselves.
Sounds pretty straightforward, right?

So why is this nugget of useful information so commonly misunderstood? Because in reality, the study doesn’t really relate to understanding the literal meaning of the words that are communicated.

It really relates to the impact of the words or the impression the person has of the communicator.

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Satna Records Three Digit Rains For Third Consecutive Day

8 July 2016 07:43 AM

Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh has been receiving heavy to very heavy rains during the past few days. So much so that many cities have been witnessing rainfall in three digits. Satna is one such city which has been receiving extremely heavy rain for three consecutive days.

During the last 21 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Satna recorded a whopping 244 mm of rain. The rainy tale doesn’t end here. While the city recorded 131 mm of rain on Tuesday, a whopping 277 mm of rainfall was observed on Wednesday.

These rains can be attributed to the weather system which has been lingering close to Madhya Pradesh for quite some time now. The system had intensified into a depression increasing the rainfall intensity over the area. Now, the weather system has weakened into a low pressure area. 

– See more at: http://www.skymetweather.com/content/weather-news-and-analysis/satna-records-three-digit-rains-for-third-consecutive-day/#sthash.vC1KpWvn.dpuf