Leading South African law firm, Webber Wentzel, has announced it has chosen legal AI company Luminance to provide doc review services for M&A transactions. This is the latest in a series of client wins for the UK-based AI company, which last week also announced it had partnered with Sweden's Delphi and also Luxembourg's Arendt & Medernach. In the latter case the Benelux firm will be making use of Luminance's new real estate document review capacity. Until recently the company had been focused on M&A due diligence work. In a statement Webber Wentzel said it'particularly values the platform's built-in collaboration tools which will allow its lawyers to quickly group and assign documents, track live progress, and significantly reduce the amount of time spent organising workflow'.
ADVANCE FOR USE SATURDAY, MAY 13, AND THEREAFTER – In this April 28, 2017, photo, Lee Ann Wentzel, center, superintendent of the Ridley School District, speaks with Kim Holdredge, left, and Sarah Messina during a graphic design class at Ridley High School in Folsom, Pa. School districts in Pennsylvania counties near Philadelphia have moved faster than the rest of the state, and the nation, in growing the roster of female school superintendents. Out of the 61 school districts in Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties, 21 districts are run by women, or 34 percent, compared to less than 29 percent of school districts statewide.
Jamaican authorities probing the murders of two American missionaries last month have no suspects and few clues, leaving church leaders in the U.S. frustrated and seeking "biblical justice." The bodies of Randy Hentzel, who was sent to the island by his Ankeny, Iowa, Southern Baptist church, and Harold Nichols, from a United Methodist church in East Randolph, N.Y., were found apparently beaten to death on April 30 in a remote and rural area where they had gone to ride motorcycles. The men worked for TEAMS for Medical Missions, a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit that provides free health care in government clinics and local churches throughout the Caribbean nation. "We are praying for right, biblical justice," the Rev. Todd Stiles, of First Family Church, where Hentzel worshipped, told the Baptist Press. Randy Wentzel helped deliver health care and bible classes to Jamaicans.
One British firm is seeking to put the buzz back into budgeting by giving bank customers an electric shock if they overspend. Intelligent Environments has launched a platform which can link the Pavlok wristband, which delivers a 255 volt shock, to a bank account. If the funds in the account go below an agreed limit, the band kicks in. It can also work with smart meter Nest to turn down the heating and save energy bills if funds are low. No bank has yet announced that it will be offering the Interact IoT (Internet of Things) platform to customers but Intelligent Environments lists several British banks as clients for its existing online banking platforms.