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Facebook CEO to eat meat he's killed himself

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This week Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making headlines over his decision to eat only animals he kills himself.

His choice comes as part of an annual challenge he poses for himself. Last year’s challenge was to learn Mandarin. This year’s challenge is a little bit different.

“This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself. So far, this has been a good experience. I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” wrote Zuckerberg in …

Facebook CEO to eat meat he's killed himself

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[caption id="attachment_737" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg"][/caption]

This week Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making headlines over his decision to eat only animals he kills himself.

His choice comes as part of an annual challenge he poses for himself. Last year’s challenge was to learn Mandarin. This year’s challenge is a little bit different.

“This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself. So far, this has been a good experience. I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” wrote Zuckerberg in …

Facebook CEO to eat meat he's killed himself

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[caption id="attachment_737" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg"][/caption]

This week Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is making headlines over his decision to eat only animals he kills himself.

His choice comes as part of an annual challenge he poses for himself. Last year’s challenge was to learn Mandarin. This year’s challenge is a little bit different.

“This year, my personal challenge is around being thankful for the food I have to eat. I think many people forget that a living being has to die for you to eat meat, so my goal revolves around not letting myself forget that and being thankful for what I have. This year I've basically become a vegetarian since the only meat I'm eating is from animals I've killed myself. So far, this has been a good experience. I'm eating a lot healthier foods and I've learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” wrote Zuckerberg in …

Moscow Pride turns nasty as police arrest LGBT, while Neo-Nazis also attack Gay community

Information and up to the minute news surrounding Moscow's Gay Pride celebration, that was prevoiusly banned by the city's Mayor now currently taking place is available at the following live link (below) , the current siuation is that a number of Neo-Nazi's are threatening to disrupt the event and Human rights & Gay activist Peter Tatchell has even been threatened by Neo-Nazi extremists while visiting the event. He is stating that the arrests of gay people at the event are in contravention of European court ruling and is calling for a revoking on Russia's voting rights in the Council of Europe.

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http://twitter.com/#!/PeterTatchell

Moscow Pride turns nasty as police arrest LGBT, while Neo-Nazis also attack Gay community

Information and up to the minute news surrounding Moscow's Gay Pride celebration, that was prevoiusly banned by the city's Mayor now currently taking place is available at the following live link (below) , the current siuation is that a number of Neo-Nazi's are threatening to disrupt the event and Human rights & Gay activist Peter Tatchell has even been threatened by Neo-Nazi extremists while visiting the event. He is stating that the arrests of gay people at the event are in contravention of European court ruling and is calling for a revoking on Russia's voting rights in the Council of Europe.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&u=http://yagg.com/tag/gay-pride-de-moscou/

http://twitter.com/#!/PeterTatchell

Moscow Pride turns nasty as police arrest LGBT, while Neo-Nazis also attack Gay community

Information and up to the minute news surrounding Moscow's Gay Pride celebration, that was prevoiusly banned by the city's Mayor now currently taking place is available at the following live link (below) , the current siuation is that a number of Neo-Nazi's are threatening to disrupt the event and Human rights & Gay activist Peter Tatchell has even been threatened by Neo-Nazi extremists while visiting the event. He is stating that the arrests of gay people at the event are in contravention of European court ruling and is calling for a revoking on Russia's voting rights in the Council of Europe.

http://translate.google.com/translate?sourceid=navclient&hl=en&u=http://yagg.com/tag/gay-pride-de-moscou/

http://twitter.com/#!/PeterTatchell

Courts Jail Brothers in HMRC VAT Fraud Case

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Two brothers, who stole more than £1.6m through tax fraud and by stealing from their employees to finance their luxury lifestyles, have been jailed at Croydon Crown Court today for six years, following a complex investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


Haris and Adam Mukhtar, from Ilford, made £1.3m worth of fake VAT claims for various bogus companies, from chauffeuring to importing rice. Haris Mukhtar also told 200 of his own staff that £330,000 cash taken from their debit and credit cards was for national insurance and tax payments; Haris, described in court by the judge as “thoroughly dishonest” and “totally bent”, pocketed some of the cash for himself. HMRC specialist investigators prevented a further £320,000 being paid in other fraudulent VAT claims.

Source : COI

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=419724&NewsAreaID=2

Courts Jail Brothers in HMRC VAT Fraud Case

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Two brothers, who stole more than £1.6m through tax fraud and by stealing from their employees to finance their luxury lifestyles, have been jailed at Croydon Crown Court today for six years, following a complex investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


Haris and Adam Mukhtar, from Ilford, made £1.3m worth of fake VAT claims for various bogus companies, from chauffeuring to importing rice. Haris Mukhtar also told 200 of his own staff that £330,000 cash taken from their debit and credit cards was for national insurance and tax payments; Haris, described in court by the judge as “thoroughly dishonest” and “totally bent”, pocketed some of the cash for himself. HMRC specialist investigators prevented a further £320,000 being paid in other fraudulent VAT claims.

Source : COI

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=419724&NewsAreaID=2

Courts Jail Brothers in HMRC VAT Fraud Case

Image
Two brothers, who stole more than £1.6m through tax fraud and by stealing from their employees to finance their luxury lifestyles, have been jailed at Croydon Crown Court today for six years, following a complex investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).


Haris and Adam Mukhtar, from Ilford, made £1.3m worth of fake VAT claims for various bogus companies, from chauffeuring to importing rice. Haris Mukhtar also told 200 of his own staff that £330,000 cash taken from their debit and credit cards was for national insurance and tax payments; Haris, described in court by the judge as “thoroughly dishonest” and “totally bent”, pocketed some of the cash for himself. HMRC specialist investigators prevented a further £320,000 being paid in other fraudulent VAT claims.

Source : COI

http://nds.coi.gov.uk/content/Detail.aspx?ReleaseID=419724&NewsAreaID=2

Microsoft's Board backing their Chief Executive

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Microsoft Corporation's board of directors have stood behind Steve Ballmer (CEO), after hedge fund manager David Einhorn recently called for his dismissal due to what he described as Mr. Ballmer's 'Charlie Brown' management in not being competitive enough over other leading software and hardware IT giants such as Apple.

Microsoft's nine-person board, including chairman and co-founder Bill Gates, support Ballmer according to one inside source within the company, although Microsoft itself has declined to comment.

Gates, who co-founded the software company in 1975 and is still the largest shareholder with 6.6 per cent of the company's stock is major influence as the person who could make any final decision to switch management. "Bill Gates is a ruthless capitalist. If he wanted to, he'd walk Ballmer t…

Microsoft's Board backing their Chief Executive

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[caption id="attachment_718" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer"][/caption]

Microsoft Corporation's board of directors have stood behind Steve Ballmer (CEO), after hedge fund manager David Einhorn recently called for his dismissal due to what he described as Mr. Ballmer's 'Charlie Brown' management in not being competitive enough over other leading software and hardware IT giants such as Apple.

Microsoft's nine-person board, including chairman and co-founder Bill Gates, support Ballmer according to one inside source within the company, although Microsoft itself has declined to comment.

Gates, who co-founded the software company in 1975 and is still the largest shareholder with 6.6 per cent of the company's stock is major influence as the person who could make any final decision to switch management. "Bill Gates is a ruthless capitalist. If he wanted to, he'd walk Ballmer t…

Microsoft's Board backing their Chief Executive

Image
[caption id="attachment_718" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer"][/caption]

Microsoft Corporation's board of directors have stood behind Steve Ballmer (CEO), after hedge fund manager David Einhorn recently called for his dismissal due to what he described as Mr. Ballmer's 'Charlie Brown' management in not being competitive enough over other leading software and hardware IT giants such as Apple.

Microsoft's nine-person board, including chairman and co-founder Bill Gates, support Ballmer according to one inside source within the company, although Microsoft itself has declined to comment.

Gates, who co-founded the software company in 1975 and is still the largest shareholder with 6.6 per cent of the company's stock is major influence as the person who could make any final decision to switch management. "Bill Gates is a ruthless capitalist. If he wanted to, he'd walk Ballmer t…

PSN to relaunch today in Japan & Asia

Sony Corp. is to start restoring its PlayStation network in Japan and elsewhere in Asia today. This follows after it's massive security breach last month wherehackers stole personal registration and financial details on tens of millions of accounts.

The Japanese firm also said that it plans to testify before U.S. courts at a data security hearing in Washington on June 2 where it will address was the biggest Internet security breach in history.

PSN to relaunch today in Japan & Asia

Sony Corp. is to start restoring its PlayStation network in Japan and elsewhere in Asia today. This follows after it's massive security breach last month wherehackers stole personal registration and financial details on tens of millions of accounts.

The Japanese firm also said that it plans to testify before U.S. courts at a data security hearing in Washington on June 2 where it will address was the biggest Internet security breach in history.

PSN to relaunch today in Japan & Asia

Sony Corp. is to start restoring its PlayStation network in Japan and elsewhere in Asia today. This follows after it's massive security breach last month wherehackers stole personal registration and financial details on tens of millions of accounts.

The Japanese firm also said that it plans to testify before U.S. courts at a data security hearing in Washington on June 2 where it will address was the biggest Internet security breach in history.

Hackers break into Lockheed Martin defence

RUETERS
By Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
They breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to ``SecurID'' electronic keys from EMC Corp's RSA security division, said the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
It was not immediately clear what kind of data, if any, was stolen by the hackers. But the networks of Lockheed and other military contractors contain sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Weapons makers are the latest companies to be breached through sophisticated attacks that have pierced the defenses of huge corporations including Sony, Google Inc and EMC Corp. Security experts say that it is virtually impossible fo…

Hackers break into Lockheed Martin defence

RUETERS
By Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
They breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to ``SecurID'' electronic keys from EMC Corp's RSA security division, said the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
It was not immediately clear what kind of data, if any, was stolen by the hackers. But the networks of Lockheed and other military contractors contain sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Weapons makers are the latest companies to be breached through sophisticated attacks that have pierced the defenses of huge corporations including Sony, Google Inc and EMC Corp. Security experts say that it is virtually impossible fo…

Hackers break into Lockheed Martin defence

RUETERS
By Jim Finkle and Andrea Shalal-Esa

BOSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp and several other U.S. military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told Reuters.
They breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to ``SecurID'' electronic keys from EMC Corp's RSA security division, said the person who was not authorized to publicly discuss the matter.
It was not immediately clear what kind of data, if any, was stolen by the hackers. But the networks of Lockheed and other military contractors contain sensitive data on future weapons systems as well as military technology currently used in battles in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Weapons makers are the latest companies to be breached through sophisticated attacks that have pierced the defenses of huge corporations including Sony, Google Inc and EMC Corp. Security experts say that it is virtually impossible fo…

BT and Talk Talk to appeal over Digital Economy Act court ruling

Following telecoms firms BT and Talk Talk requesting a High Court in 2010 for a review over what the companies regarded as the Digital Economy Act breaking European law which the UK had a duty to uphold both companies are now appealling against the High Court rejection of a judicial review.

The clauses that BT and Talk Talk wanted the court to consider obliged internet service providers to co-operate with record labels and film studios who wanted information that identifies those dealing in pirated music and films. The courts looked at who would pay for the cost of the Acts requirement for this.

BT and Talk Talk felt that the Digital Economy Act received "insufficient scrutiny" when originally passed prior to the 2010 general election claiming that the Act violated European laws on commerce and privacy.

Both companies now plan to take their case to the Court of Appeal on the premice that the Act contradicts European directive dealing with e-commerce, privacy technical stan…

BT and Talk Talk to appeal over Digital Economy Act court ruling

Following telecoms firms BT and Talk Talk requesting a High Court in 2010 for a review over what the companies regarded as the Digital Economy Act breaking European law which the UK had a duty to uphold both companies are now appealling against the High Court rejection of a judicial review.

The clauses that BT and Talk Talk wanted the court to consider obliged internet service providers to co-operate with record labels and film studios who wanted information that identifies those dealing in pirated music and films. The courts looked at who would pay for the cost of the Acts requirement for this.

BT and Talk Talk felt that the Digital Economy Act received "insufficient scrutiny" when originally passed prior to the 2010 general election claiming that the Act violated European laws on commerce and privacy.

Both companies now plan to take their case to the Court of Appeal on the premice that the Act contradicts European directive dealing with e-commerce, privacy technical stan…

BT and Talk Talk to appeal over Digital Economy Act court ruling

Following telecoms firms BT and Talk Talk requesting a High Court in 2010 for a review over what the companies regarded as the Digital Economy Act breaking European law which the UK had a duty to uphold both companies are now appealling against the High Court rejection of a judicial review.

The clauses that BT and Talk Talk wanted the court to consider obliged internet service providers to co-operate with record labels and film studios who wanted information that identifies those dealing in pirated music and films. The courts looked at who would pay for the cost of the Acts requirement for this.

BT and Talk Talk felt that the Digital Economy Act received "insufficient scrutiny" when originally passed prior to the 2010 general election claiming that the Act violated European laws on commerce and privacy.

Both companies now plan to take their case to the Court of Appeal on the premice that the Act contradicts European directive dealing with e-commerce, privacy technical stan…

Happy Birthday Amnesty International

May 28 is a day that changed the human rights movement forever. Fifty years ago one person - Peter Benenson - outraged by injustices he read about in the paper, asked others to unite with him in common action.

He knew we could use our activism to achieve extraordinary things. He created Amnesty International.

Change did not happen overnight.

It took many conversations, many letters. Friends spoke to family members, the message spread, and one by one we secured the release of tens of thousands of people. People imprisoned for their beliefs or their way of life.

As activists lobbied governments, and researchers interviewed survivors, we demanded accountability for previously untouchable leaders. One by one each person who took action changed laws and changed lives.

50 years on, our work is not done – but we are more determined than ever to protect human rights. 50 years has shown that one by one we can. We have.

So today, we thank you for your work to defend human rights. Will you celebrate o…

Happy Birthday Amnesty International

May 28 is a day that changed the human rights movement forever. Fifty years ago one person - Peter Benenson - outraged by injustices he read about in the paper, asked others to unite with him in common action.

He knew we could use our activism to achieve extraordinary things. He created Amnesty International.

Change did not happen overnight.

It took many conversations, many letters. Friends spoke to family members, the message spread, and one by one we secured the release of tens of thousands of people. People imprisoned for their beliefs or their way of life.

As activists lobbied governments, and researchers interviewed survivors, we demanded accountability for previously untouchable leaders. One by one each person who took action changed laws and changed lives.

50 years on, our work is not done – but we are more determined than ever to protect human rights. 50 years has shown that one by one we can. We have.

So today, we thank you for your work to defend human rights. Will you celebrate o…

Happy Birthday Amnesty International

May 28 is a day that changed the human rights movement forever. Fifty years ago one person - Peter Benenson - outraged by injustices he read about in the paper, asked others to unite with him in common action.

He knew we could use our activism to achieve extraordinary things. He created Amnesty International.

Change did not happen overnight.

It took many conversations, many letters. Friends spoke to family members, the message spread, and one by one we secured the release of tens of thousands of people. People imprisoned for their beliefs or their way of life.

As activists lobbied governments, and researchers interviewed survivors, we demanded accountability for previously untouchable leaders. One by one each person who took action changed laws and changed lives.

50 years on, our work is not done – but we are more determined than ever to protect human rights. 50 years has shown that one by one we can. We have.

So today, we thank you for your work to defend human rights. Will you celebrate o…

The G8 call for Gadafi to Go

Leaders within the G8 Summit, meeting in France this week have agreed that it is time for Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi must now step down as leader. The latest voice for this was Russia who have previously criticised NATO's involvement in the campaign to oust the leader and protect the rebel disenting forces loyal to Gadafi - Russia has said that Col. Gadafi has lost all legitimacy as a leader of his country where many want him to give up power.

The G8 leaders have also expressed concern over Syria's treatment of protesters against it's own Government. \A communication has now been issued to the press following the 2 day event that expresses concern over both countries future. The wording in the communication is strong it says:"Gaddafi and the Libyan government have failed to fulfil their responsibility to protect the Libyan population and have lost all legitimacy. He has no future in a free, democratic Libya. He must go."

President Barack Obama made it clear…

The G8 call for Gadafi to Go

Leaders within the G8 Summit, meeting in France this week have agreed that it is time for Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi must now step down as leader. The latest voice for this was Russia who have previously criticised NATO's involvement in the campaign to oust the leader and protect the rebel disenting forces loyal to Gadafi - Russia has said that Col. Gadafi has lost all legitimacy as a leader of his country where many want him to give up power.

The G8 leaders have also expressed concern over Syria's treatment of protesters against it's own Government. \A communication has now been issued to the press following the 2 day event that expresses concern over both countries future. The wording in the communication is strong it says:"Gaddafi and the Libyan government have failed to fulfil their responsibility to protect the Libyan population and have lost all legitimacy. He has no future in a free, democratic Libya. He must go."

President Barack Obama made it clear…

The G8 call for Gadafi to Go

Leaders within the G8 Summit, meeting in France this week have agreed that it is time for Libyan leader Col. Muammar Gaddafi must now step down as leader. The latest voice for this was Russia who have previously criticised NATO's involvement in the campaign to oust the leader and protect the rebel disenting forces loyal to Gadafi - Russia has said that Col. Gadafi has lost all legitimacy as a leader of his country where many want him to give up power.

The G8 leaders have also expressed concern over Syria's treatment of protesters against it's own Government. \A communication has now been issued to the press following the 2 day event that expresses concern over both countries future. The wording in the communication is strong it says:"Gaddafi and the Libyan government have failed to fulfil their responsibility to protect the Libyan population and have lost all legitimacy. He has no future in a free, democratic Libya. He must go."

President Barack Obama made it clear…

Ed Miliband Marries Justine Thornton

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Labour leader Ed Miliband and his long time partner Justine Thornton got married at Langor Hall in Nottinghamshire in a very private civil marriage ceremon. The village of Langor where the ceremony took place is a small village south-east of Nottingham and is according to residents normally a quiet village. Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton wanted their wedding to be a private affair with as little media intrusion. They wanted only close family and friends to attend, this included Ed's brother David Miliband.  Gordon Brown and David Cameron although not present sent best wishes to the couple.

Prior to the actual event Ed Miliband wrote to twitter followers and friends "Thanks for all the good wishes...Really looking forward to the day. Feel like the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying Justine."

Ed had lived wi…

Ed Miliband Marries Justine Thornton

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[caption id="attachment_687" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ed Milliband and Justine Thorntons wedding"][/caption]

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his long time partner Justine Thornton got married at Langor Hall in Nottinghamshire in a very private civil marriage ceremon. The village of Langor where the ceremony took place is a small village south-east of Nottingham and is according to residents normally a quiet village. Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton wanted their wedding to be a private affair with as little media intrusion. They wanted only close family and friends to attend, this included Ed's brother David Miliband.  Gordon Brown and David Cameron although not present sent best wishes to the couple.

Prior to the actual event Ed Miliband wrote to twitter followers and friends "Thanks for all the good wishes...Really looking forward to the day. Feel like the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying Justine."

Ed had lived wi…

Ed Miliband Marries Justine Thornton

Image
[caption id="attachment_687" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Ed Milliband and Justine Thorntons wedding"][/caption]

Labour leader Ed Miliband and his long time partner Justine Thornton got married at Langor Hall in Nottinghamshire in a very private civil marriage ceremon. The village of Langor where the ceremony took place is a small village south-east of Nottingham and is according to residents normally a quiet village. Ed Miliband and Justine Thornton wanted their wedding to be a private affair with as little media intrusion. They wanted only close family and friends to attend, this included Ed's brother David Miliband.  Gordon Brown and David Cameron although not present sent best wishes to the couple.

Prior to the actual event Ed Miliband wrote to twitter followers and friends "Thanks for all the good wishes...Really looking forward to the day. Feel like the luckiest guy in the world to be marrying Justine."

Ed had lived wi…

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech - Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?

In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article
Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” -
Article 19 states, however;
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Thus we have a dilemma and one that appears to have occurred in the case of super-injunctions versus electronic expression of speech on the internet from the micro-blogg…

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech - Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?

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In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article
Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” -
Article 19 states, however;
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Ths the dilemma the case of super-injunctions ve…

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech - Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?

In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article
Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” -
Article 19 states, however;
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Thus we have a dilemma and one that appears to have occurred in the case of super-injunctions versus electronic expression of speech on the internet from the micro-blogg…

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech - Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?

In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article
Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” -
Article 19 states, however;
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Thus we have a dilemma and one that appears to have occurred in the case of super-injunctions versus electronic expression of speech on the internet from the micro-blogg…

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech – Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?

In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article
Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” -
Article 19 states, however;
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Thus we have a dilemma and one that appears to have occurred in the case of super-injunctions versus electronic expression of speech on the internet from the micro-blogging …

Privacy Versus Freedom of Speech – Twitter, Wikileaks and the Law?

In the Universal declaration of human rights there are two interesting articles and it seems to me that they are both equally as important as each other however they can also be in opposition to one another – creating a subtle dichotomy in terms of the law and its interpretation the first article is Article
Article 12 states : “No one shall be subjected to arbitrary interference with his privacy, family, home or correspondence, nor to attacks upon his honour and reputation. Everyone has the right to the protection of the law against such interference or attacks.” -
Article 19 states, however;
“Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”
Thus we have a dilemma and one that appears to have occurred in the case of super-injunctions versus electronic expression of speech on the internet from the micro-blogging …

Reminder of the Cicero Lounge Files Area URLs

Reminder of the Cicero Lounge Files Area URLs

Reminder of the Cicero Lounge Files Area URLs

Giggs to Sue Twitter (and the Twitter Persons Unknown)

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Ryan Giggs is suing micro-social networking site Twitter over breaching a super-injunction that was taken out with the courts and revealing his name as the name of the player who allegedly had an affair with model Imogen Thomas.

Mr Giggs applied for legal action at the high court in London on Wednesday, in what is thought to be the first action against the US social media firm and its users.
The lawsuit lists the defendants as "Twitter Inc and persons unknown". The latter are described as those "responsible for the publication of information on the Twitter accounts" in the court document, according to reports.

As the Guardian points out today the 'issue has nothing to do with whether or not public figures should be able to gag the media through superinjunctions – whether 75,000 Twitter users, as the Lib Dem MP John Hemming used parliamentary privilege to point out, should be allowed to gossip about a footballer or not is irrelevant' , Richard Hilgrove (history…

Giggs to Sue Twitter (and the Twitter Persons Unknown)

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Ryan Giggs is suing micro-social networking site Twitter over breaching a super-injunction that was taken out with the courts and revealing his name as the name of the player who allegedly had an affair with model Imogen Thomas.

Mr Giggs applied for legal action at the high court in London on Wednesday, in what is thought to be the first action against the US social media firm and its users.
The lawsuit lists the defendants as "Twitter Inc and persons unknown". The latter are described as those "responsible for the publication of information on the Twitter accounts" in the court document, according to reports.

As the Guardian points out today the 'issue has nothing to do with whether or not public figures should be able to gag the media through superinjunctions – whether 75,000 Twitter users, as the Lib Dem MP John Hemming used parliamentary privilege to point out, should be allowed to gossip about a footballer or not is irrelevant' , Richard Hilgrove (history…

Giggs to Sue Twitter (and the Twitter Persons Unknown)

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Ryan Giggs is suing micro-social networking site Twitter over breaching a super-injunction that was taken out with the courts and revealing his name as the name of the player who allegedly had an affair with model Imogen Thomas.

Mr Giggs applied for legal action at the high court in London on Wednesday, in what is thought to be the first action against the US social media firm and its users.
The lawsuit lists the defendants as "Twitter Inc and persons unknown". The latter are described as those "responsible for the publication of information on the Twitter accounts" in the court document, according to reports.

As the Guardian points out today the 'issue has nothing to do with whether or not public figures should be able to gag the media through superinjunctions – whether 75,000 Twitter users, as the Lib Dem MP John Hemming used parliamentary privilege to point out, should be allowed to gossip about a footballer or not is irrelevant' , Richard Hilgrove (history…

President Obama visit to the UK

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President Barak Obama today arrived last night at Stanstead Aiport

He later visited the Queen with his wife Michelle, at the start of his first UK state visit.
He was given a 41 gun salute by the Scots guards in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and also inspect of a guard of honour with Prince Philip.
The Obamas also met Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and spent 20 minutes with newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

He had an inspection of documents ffrom when Britain was a UK colony and artwork and artefacts within the Palace - he also saw the portrait of the Queen by Lucien Frued.

He also took lunch at the Palace and after attended a state meeting with the Prime Minister at Downing Street where they also had a press conference.
Mr Obama stating the relationship between the UK and the US as a 'special' one.

Mr Obama also went to Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the tomb of the
unknown soldier as previous US Presidents have done before.

Later he had a informal game…

President Obama visit to the UK

Image
President Barak Obama today arrived last night at Stanstead Aiport

He later visited the Queen with his wife Michelle, at the start of his first UK state visit.
He was given a 41 gun salute by the Scots guards in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and also inspect of a guard of honour with Prince Philip.
The Obamas also met Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and spent 20 minutes with newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

He had an inspection of documents ffrom when Britain was a UK colony and artwork and artefacts within the Palace - he also saw the portrait of the Queen by Lucien Frued.

He also took lunch at the Palace and after attended a state meeting with the Prime Minister at Downing Street where they also had a press conference.
Mr Obama stating the relationship between the UK and the US as a 'special' one.

Mr Obama also went to Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the tomb of the
unknown soldier as previous US Presidents have done before.

Later he had a informal game…

President Obama visit to the UK

Image
President Barak Obama today arrived last night at Stanstead Aiport

He later visited the Queen with his wife Michelle, at the start of his first UK state visit.
He was given a 41 gun salute by the Scots guards in the grounds of Buckingham Palace and also inspect of a guard of honour with Prince Philip.
The Obamas also met Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall and spent 20 minutes with newlyweds the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

He had an inspection of documents ffrom when Britain was a UK colony and artwork and artefacts within the Palace - he also saw the portrait of the Queen by Lucien Frued.

He also took lunch at the Palace and after attended a state meeting with the Prime Minister at Downing Street where they also had a press conference.
Mr Obama stating the relationship between the UK and the US as a 'special' one.

Mr Obama also went to Westminster Abbey to lay a wreath at the tomb of the
unknown soldier as previous US Presidents have done before.

Later he had a informal game…

Obama Greets Ireland

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[caption id="attachment_647" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Obama visits Dublin and Moneygall tasting a pint of Guinness in his Great Grandfather's hometown"][/caption]

President Obama visited Ireland today and gave an address to the people of Dublin.
Earlier he also visited the small irish town of Moneygall where his Great Grandfather lived before emigrating to America in 1850, and sampled a pint of Guinness in the local public house in the town. During his visit to the capital he met with the Irish President Mary MacAlees and also met with the Irish premier (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny to discuss among other things Northern Ireland and the Republics progress in the peace process.

He is now the seventh president since the 1960s to visit Ireland. His address in Dublin was delivered to over a thousand people outside Trinity College where President Clinton gave a address in 1995, he said remarking on how he descended from Ireland
"Hello D…

Obama Greets Ireland

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[caption id="attachment_647" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Obama visits Dublin and Moneygall tasting a pint of Guinness in his Great Grandfather's hometown"][/caption]

President Obama visited Ireland today and gave an address to the people of Dublin.
Earlier he also visited the small irish town of Moneygall where his Great Grandfather lived before emigrating to America in 1850, and sampled a pint of Guinness in the local public house in the town. During his visit to the capital he met with the Irish President Mary MacAlees and also met with the Irish premier (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny to discuss among other things Northern Ireland and the Republics progress in the peace process.

He is now the seventh president since the 1960s to visit Ireland. His address in Dublin was delivered to over a thousand people outside Trinity College where President Clinton gave a address in 1995, he said remarking on how he descended from Ireland
"Hello D…

Obama Greets Ireland

Image
[caption id="attachment_647" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Obama visits Dublin and Moneygall tasting a pint of Guinness in his Great Grandfather's hometown"][/caption]

President Obama visited Ireland today and gave an address to the people of Dublin.
Earlier he also visited the small irish town of Moneygall where his Great Grandfather lived before emigrating to America in 1850, and sampled a pint of Guinness in the local public house in the town. During his visit to the capital he met with the Irish President Mary MacAlees and also met with the Irish premier (Taoiseach) Enda Kenny to discuss among other things Northern Ireland and the Republics progress in the peace process.

He is now the seventh president since the 1960s to visit Ireland. His address in Dublin was delivered to over a thousand people outside Trinity College where President Clinton gave a address in 1995, he said remarking on how he descended from Ireland
"Hello D…

SDMX Conference 2nd May Washingtob DC

The third SDMX Global Conference took place in Washington during May 2-4, 2011. Hosted by the World Bank and IMF, the conference was attended by more than 200 officials from 90 countries, as well as all major international agencies and six vendors including Google.

The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, also known as SDMX, is the electronic exchange of statistical information and is sponsored by the BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank. Its goal is to develop and promote technical standards, content-oriented guidelines and related implementation tools to foster greater efficiencies and reduce reporting burden associated with the exchange of statistical information

SDMX Conference 2nd May Washingtob DC

The third SDMX Global Conference took place in Washington during May 2-4, 2011. Hosted by the World Bank and IMF, the conference was attended by more than 200 officials from 90 countries, as well as all major international agencies and six vendors including Google.

The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, also known as SDMX, is the electronic exchange of statistical information and is sponsored by the BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank. Its goal is to develop and promote technical standards, content-oriented guidelines and related implementation tools to foster greater efficiencies and reduce reporting burden associated with the exchange of statistical information

SDMX Conference 2nd May Washingtob DC

The third SDMX Global Conference took place in Washington during May 2-4, 2011. Hosted by the World Bank and IMF, the conference was attended by more than 200 officials from 90 countries, as well as all major international agencies and six vendors including Google.

The Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, also known as SDMX, is the electronic exchange of statistical information and is sponsored by the BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IMF, OECD, UN and the World Bank. Its goal is to develop and promote technical standards, content-oriented guidelines and related implementation tools to foster greater efficiencies and reduce reporting burden associated with the exchange of statistical information

2nd Annual Military Modeling & Simulation Summit

IDGA’s 2nd Annual Modeling & Simulation Summit will provide the most up-to-date news on the latest advancements in technologies. This event will take a closer look at military strategies for M&S including Irregular Warfare and Counter IED training. Due to increasing challenges, acquisition decisions are currently being made, as well as new requirements for industry

August 29 - 31, 2011, Venue to be Confirmed, Orlando, FL
Source:

http://www.hpcwire.comhpcwire2011-05-20modeling_and_simulation_for_defense_demand_expands_as_budgets_tighten.html

2nd Annual Military Modeling & Simulation Summit

IDGA’s 2nd Annual Modeling & Simulation Summit will provide the most up-to-date news on the latest advancements in technologies. This event will take a closer look at military strategies for M&S including Irregular Warfare and Counter IED training. Due to increasing challenges, acquisition decisions are currently being made, as well as new requirements for industry

August 29 - 31, 2011, Venue to be Confirmed, Orlando, FL
Source:

http://www.hpcwire.comhpcwire2011-05-20modeling_and_simulation_for_defense_demand_expands_as_budgets_tighten.html

2nd Annual Military Modeling & Simulation Summit

IDGA’s 2nd Annual Modeling & Simulation Summit will provide the most up-to-date news on the latest advancements in technologies. This event will take a closer look at military strategies for M&S including Irregular Warfare and Counter IED training. Due to increasing challenges, acquisition decisions are currently being made, as well as new requirements for industry

August 29 - 31, 2011, Venue to be Confirmed, Orlando, FL
Source:

http://www.hpcwire.comhpcwire2011-05-20modeling_and_simulation_for_defense_demand_expands_as_budgets_tighten.html

Modeling and Simulation for Defense Demand Expands as Budgets Tighten

May 20 -- A $2.5 billion contract to provide planning, modeling, simulation and training solutions to the Army and Department of Defense (DoD) has been awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

This contract signifies the growing need for simulation training to prepare troops for combat. Despite budget constraints, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is expanding as technological improvements develop. M&S is the more viable and cost-effective option for tomorrow's armed forces.

Modeling and Simulation for Defense Demand Expands as Budgets Tighten

May 20 -- A $2.5 billion contract to provide planning, modeling, simulation and training solutions to the Army and Department of Defense (DoD) has been awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

This contract signifies the growing need for simulation training to prepare troops for combat. Despite budget constraints, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is expanding as technological improvements develop. M&S is the more viable and cost-effective option for tomorrow's armed forces.

Modeling and Simulation for Defense Demand Expands as Budgets Tighten

May 20 -- A $2.5 billion contract to provide planning, modeling, simulation and training solutions to the Army and Department of Defense (DoD) has been awarded to Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

This contract signifies the growing need for simulation training to prepare troops for combat. Despite budget constraints, Modeling and Simulation (M&S) is expanding as technological improvements develop. M&S is the more viable and cost-effective option for tomorrow's armed forces.

Super Injunctions are being challenged

The following has been posted on Twitter:

"Footballer ************* had an extramarital affair with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas which lasted for 7 months. #superinjunction
8 May via web Favorite Retweet Reply "

Source :http://twitter.com/#!/InjunctionSuper

See also http://super-injunction.blogspot.com/2011/05/footballer-to-sue-twitter.html?spref=tw

Super Injunctions are being challenged

The following has been posted on Twitter:

"Footballer ************* had an extramarital affair with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas which lasted for 7 months. #superinjunction
8 May via web Favorite Retweet Reply "

Source :http://twitter.com/#!/InjunctionSuper

See also http://super-injunction.blogspot.com/2011/05/footballer-to-sue-twitter.html?spref=tw

Super Injunctions are being challenged

The following has been posted on Twitter:

"Footballer ************* had an extramarital affair with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas which lasted for 7 months. #superinjunction
8 May via web Favorite Retweet Reply "

Source :http://twitter.com/#!/InjunctionSuper

See also http://super-injunction.blogspot.com/2011/05/footballer-to-sue-twitter.html?spref=tw

Seven Charged for Money Laundering offences

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Five men and two women have been charged with conspiracy to launder the proceeds of crime,    following a ten month investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). They have been released on conditional bail to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court on 6 June 2011.
Codenamed Operation Enigma, the investigation culminated in raids across the North West, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire on Wednesday (May 18) involving 250 HMRC criminal investigators and supported by local polices forces.

The seven charged yesterday evening at Oldham Police Station are: Mohammed Aslam Jalal, 71, of 28 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancs; Khalida Sheikh, 55, of 30 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancs, Nouman Tariq, 34, of 30 Ashley Close, Rochdale, Lancs
Aneela Sheikh, 31, of 30 Ashley Close, Rochdale, Lancs, Shafaqat Ali, 42, of 22 Emma Street, Rochdale, Lancs
Osmaan Rashid, 29, of 1/3 Ellercroft Avenue, Bradford, West Yorks, Jawad Ahmed, 42, of 8 Middlebrook Way, Bradford, West Yorks

Source: http://nds.coi.gov.uk/conte…

Seven Charged for Money Laundering offences

Image
Five men and two women have been charged with conspiracy to launder the proceeds of crime,    following a ten month investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). They have been released on conditional bail to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court on 6 June 2011.
Codenamed Operation Enigma, the investigation culminated in raids across the North West, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire on Wednesday (May 18) involving 250 HMRC criminal investigators and supported by local polices forces.

The seven charged yesterday evening at Oldham Police Station are: Mohammed Aslam Jalal, 71, of 28 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancs; Khalida Sheikh, 55, of 30 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancs, Nouman Tariq, 34, of 30 Ashley Close, Rochdale, Lancs
Aneela Sheikh, 31, of 30 Ashley Close, Rochdale, Lancs, Shafaqat Ali, 42, of 22 Emma Street, Rochdale, Lancs
Osmaan Rashid, 29, of 1/3 Ellercroft Avenue, Bradford, West Yorks, Jawad Ahmed, 42, of 8 Middlebrook Way, Bradford, West Yorks

Source: http://nds.coi.gov.uk/conte…

Seven Charged for Money Laundering offences

Image
Five men and two women have been charged with conspiracy to launder the proceeds of crime,    following a ten month investigation by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC). They have been released on conditional bail to appear before Manchester Magistrates Court on 6 June 2011.
Codenamed Operation Enigma, the investigation culminated in raids across the North West, Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire on Wednesday (May 18) involving 250 HMRC criminal investigators and supported by local polices forces.

The seven charged yesterday evening at Oldham Police Station are: Mohammed Aslam Jalal, 71, of 28 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancs; Khalida Sheikh, 55, of 30 Bolton Road, Rochdale, Lancs, Nouman Tariq, 34, of 30 Ashley Close, Rochdale, Lancs
Aneela Sheikh, 31, of 30 Ashley Close, Rochdale, Lancs, Shafaqat Ali, 42, of 22 Emma Street, Rochdale, Lancs
Osmaan Rashid, 29, of 1/3 Ellercroft Avenue, Bradford, West Yorks, Jawad Ahmed, 42, of 8 Middlebrook Way, Bradford, West Yorks

Source: http://nds.coi.gov.uk/conte…

HMRC targets VAT Cheats

20 May 2011 11:20
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) today announced an initiative to crack down on VAT rule breakers. The new campaign will focus on individuals and businesses who are trading above the VAT threshold but who have not yet registered for VAT.

The initiative is being discussed with interested parties to ensure HMRC has as much information from them as possible before launching the campaign later in the summer.

Mike Wells, HMRC's Director of Risk and Intelligence, said:

“Our aim is to get as much input as possible into our future campaigns so that the views and experience of people and organisations outside the department play a fuller part in what we design for customers.

“We are already in contact with a number of interested parties and I expect many more to contact us with their views before we finalise the design of the VAT initiative.

“This will be the model for all our future campaigns and we look forward to being even more open about the compliance activity HMRC is unde…

HMRC targets VAT Cheats

20 May 2011 11:20
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) today announced an initiative to crack down on VAT rule breakers. The new campaign will focus on individuals and businesses who are trading above the VAT threshold but who have not yet registered for VAT.

The initiative is being discussed with interested parties to ensure HMRC has as much information from them as possible before launching the campaign later in the summer.

Mike Wells, HMRC's Director of Risk and Intelligence, said:

“Our aim is to get as much input as possible into our future campaigns so that the views and experience of people and organisations outside the department play a fuller part in what we design for customers.

“We are already in contact with a number of interested parties and I expect many more to contact us with their views before we finalise the design of the VAT initiative.

“This will be the model for all our future campaigns and we look forward to being even more open about the compliance activity HMRC is unde…

HMRC targets VAT Cheats

20 May 2011 11:20
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) today announced an initiative to crack down on VAT rule breakers. The new campaign will focus on individuals and businesses who are trading above the VAT threshold but who have not yet registered for VAT.

The initiative is being discussed with interested parties to ensure HMRC has as much information from them as possible before launching the campaign later in the summer.

Mike Wells, HMRC's Director of Risk and Intelligence, said:

“Our aim is to get as much input as possible into our future campaigns so that the views and experience of people and organisations outside the department play a fuller part in what we design for customers.

“We are already in contact with a number of interested parties and I expect many more to contact us with their views before we finalise the design of the VAT initiative.

“This will be the model for all our future campaigns and we look forward to being even more open about the compliance activity HMRC is unde…