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Save Money With A Dimplex Panel Heater

Posted on October 18th, 2015

Submitted by: Adam Simmons

The global recession has meant that people need to cut costs and invest in more economic methods of heating. Winter is coming and a Dimplex panel heater is a great choice to combat that bitter winter chill in your home. The benefits of electric panel heaters are plenty…

Cost Effective

The Dimplex panel heater is great for producing quality heat, but allows you to avoid heating rooms which do not need warmth. For example, most people have rooms which are never entered into such as spare rooms and storage rooms. Many conventional heating sources, such as full central heating systems, will heat these rooms and this can waste a lot of heat and money. By having a single heater installed in your living room or bedroom can provide heat where you need it most, and help you cut costs this winter. Economical and efficient!

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Huge Range – Plenty of Choice

Panel heaters come in a range of styles and designs so you are certain to find something to suit your room, whether it is contemporary or conventional. They can also be painted in various colours to make them perfectly suited to your chosen room’s decor. They also come in various sizes so one of the first things you need to focus on is whether the size of the appliance will heat the room sufficiently. Measure the dimensions of the room before consulting an expert to ascertain the most suitable wattage for your heater.

Great Features

There are many great aspects to the Dimplex panel heater and one great feature is that it is silent when running. This is due to it having no noisy fans incorporated into its design, unlike many other heating appliances. This means you can sit back, relax and appreciate the warmth that your heater will bring! Another great feature of the Dimplex panel heater is that it is splash proof. This means that it can be easily used in the bathroom or kitchen where there is risk of it coming into contact with water and other liquids. This heater also gives you the option of mounting it onto a wall or allowing it to be free-standing. A wall-mounted panel heater is sleeker and takes up very little space; however, a free-standing heater allows versatility and means you can move it from room to room depending on where you need warmth most.

Where Can I Buy a Dimplex Panel Heater?

You can purchase a Dimplex panel heater from a number of different electrical retailers all over the country and abroad. They are available from many high-street stores but it may be wiser to shop for your heater online. The efficiency of the World Wide Web (WWW) means that you have access to range of top retailers’ websites and an incredible number of products, however, the high-street does not offer this luxury. You will also find that Internet retailers offer cheaper and more affordable prices that you will not find in-store. Save money by buying your Dimplex panel heater online today!

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Frenchman climbs skyscraper in 20 minutes without any equipment

Posted on October 17th, 2015

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48-year old Alain Robert, affectionately known as the ‘French Spiderman’, has climbed a 57-storey {[w|Sydney}} skyscraper without any equipment in 20 minutes. The purpose of Alain Robert’s actions was to raise awareness of global warming. Following the previous like events in other cities, he was arrested and will possibly be fined.

When Robert was 12, he climbed eight storeys to get into his flat instead of waiting for his parents to return. Since then, he has climbed over eighty buildings around the world, including the Eiffel Tower, The New York Times building, and Sydney Harbour Bridge. His hobby has, however, led to him being arrested and fined on multiple occasions—he was fined USD 750 after climbing the 41-storey Royal Bank of Scotland building in central Sydney.

His most recent climb, which he completed in twenty minutes, began at the bottom of the Lumiere building in Bathurst Street at 10:30am AEST on Monday morning. About 100 passers-by gathered to watch Robert, dressed in red trousers, a grey top, and a baseball cap, climb the building. Eleven-year-old Rachel Pepper was surprised when he saw Robert, who suffers from permanent vertigo after two accidents in 1982. “I think it’s amazing to climb that high without falling. He’s got superhuman strength.” His mother Wendy Pepper agreed, “It was a nice surprise when we turned the corner and got to see him.”

Upon reaching the top of the building, the Frenchman unfurled a banner advertising the website of The One Hundred Months campaign, which argues that 100 months after August 2008, climate change will reach an irreversible point, as onlookers applauded his feat. Robert was subsequently taken into custody at the top of the skyscraper, and charged with trespassing. Robert was granted conditional bail to appear at the Downing Centre Local Court on Friday. Robert’s agent, Max Markson, described the climb as a “wonderful achievement. He’s the best at what he does. I’m sad he’s been arrested, but hopefully he’ll get out soon.”

Wikipedia victim of onslaught of April Fool’s jokes

Posted on October 17th, 2015

Friday, April 1, 2005 

Today Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia that anyone with access to the Internet can edit, was the victim of an onslaught of practical jokes, as April Fool’s Day kicked in various timezones around the world, at least those parts which follow the Gregorian calendar. It is believed that Wikipedia contributors were kept busy tidying up and removing prank articles and changes made by other Wikipedia contributors, and were expecting to be cleaning up the aftermath for days afterwards.

The most highly visible prank was the 2005 Britannica takeover of Wikimedia encyclopaedia article. Other pranks included:

Most edits which were judged (rightly or wrongly) as April Fool’s Day pranks were quickly undone, although tacit community consensus left several to stand throughout the whole period of April Fool’s Day. Being accessible worldwide (by people who can afford Internet access) in all timezones, April Fool’s Day lasts for more than 24 hours at Wikipedia. The change to the deletion notice was undone within 31 minutes, for example, despite the notice being altered at 05:08 UTC, night-time in Europe and the United States.

Several Wikipedia contributors have expressed their dismay at the amount of work being generated, though these views may or may not be indicitive of the contributor base at large:

Other Wikipedians have shown dismay at how quickly the April Fools gags are undone:

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Posted on October 17th, 2015

Hello,

My name is Laurent 38, french native

i’m single, no children, straight, height : 6 feet, 1 inch ; 1.85 m, weight : 185 lbs; 13 st 5 lbs, 85 Kg, average body, brown hair, brown eyes, white, athee, agnostic no polical views, i don’t smoke, nor drink,

i like travel, foreign linguages, old stuff i’m funny, cool, nice, kind, honest, trusty, loving, caring, shy

I practice tennis, golf, funboard, ski, swim, diving, waterpolo, when i have thr oportunity DIY, oil and watercolor painting, chess, checkers, backgammon

I can’t drive nor ride due to my poor sight, squint manifest / latent congenital nystagmus

I look for free, very cheap, german, suedish, english, italian, japanese, american executive or luxury, 4xd, sport car, ( volvo, saab, BMW, Mercedes, Audi, VW, porsche, skoda, jaguar, lexus, Honda, Toyota, Rover, Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Bentley, ferrari, aston martin, maserati, bugatti ), Home, boat, yacht, antique furniture, electric appliances, jewels, silverware, cupperware, dinandery

I request a cheap executive, saloon, or estate car, metallic paint, alloy wheels, running, no matter rust : volvo 960, 940, 760, 740, 780, S40, S60, S80, S90, V40, V50, V70, V90, 480, 850, 262c, P1800, XC90, XC70, saab 9000, 900 cabriolet, 9-3, 9-4, 9-5, Honda accord III, IV, V, Honda legend, acura vigor, acura legend, acura 3.5RL, ascot, prelude, civic, inspire, rafaga, daewoo arcadia, veritas, royal, prince, chairman W, HR-V, Rover 600, 75, 800, 2600, SD1, vitesse, MG 7, 6, jaguar XJ limousine, XJ8, XJ6, XJ40, XJ220, XJS, XJRS, XJ sport, S-type, X-type, X-type estate, Lexus LS, IS, GS, mazda 626, montrose, sentia, capella, atenza, 6, MX5, Nissan president, Maxima, cima, figaro, cedric, gloria, fuga, leopard, crew, micra, infinity, Toyota crown, crown majesta, crown royal session, century, avensis, camry, corolla, cressida, chaser, carina, Toyota Avalon, Toyota celsior, century, altezza, mark II, verossa, brevis, Toyota aristo, windom, progress, Mitsubishi proudia, dignity, samsung SM Hyundai XG30, XG35, grandeur, genesis, equus, dynasty, contennial, kia opirius, amanti, enterprise, ssangyong chairman, kia enterprise, potentia, subaru legacy, forester, chrysler voyager SE, LE, lebaron, PT cruiser, stratus, concorde, buick, cadillac, plymouth, chevrolet impala, caprice, Ford crown victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, Mercury milan, lincoln town car, lincoln zephyr, MKZ, Ford fusion, aston martin rapide, lagonda, BMW 7 series ( E32 ou E38), 6 series, coupe, 5 series ( E34, E39 ), 850, Z3, Z4, mini cooper, one, M1, M3, M5, M6, Mercedes ( executive or estate ) 200, 300 series, 450, 500, 560, 600, E class (w124, w210, w211), S class (w116, w126, w140, w220 ), ML, R, GL, SL, SLK, SEC, CLS, CLC, AMG, pullman, cabriolet, maybach, Lancia thema, dedra, thesis, kappa, lybra sport wagon, Ypsilon, Y10, delta, gamma VS, delta, fiat croma, fiat 500 abart, alpha Romeo, 164, 146, 155, giulietta, ou tout modèle, maserati quattroporte, bugatti galibier, Audi R8, S8, A8, A7, A6, A5, A4, A3, A1, S3, S4, S6, allroad, 90, TT, quattro, Q7, Q5, Q3, skoda superb, skoda octavia sedan or estate, clever, VW Eos, VW New Beettle, VW sharan, VW passat, VW golf III, IV, V, VI, VW corrado, VW phoeton, Seat Exeo, Porsche panamera, Opel senator B, Opel calibra, Opel monza, Opel omega, Renault 25 phase 1 : GTX, GTD, GTS, turbo D, turbo DX, V6 injection, V6 turbo, baccara, metallic paint, alloy wheels, R5 turbo 2, alpine Renault, peugeot 504 cabriolet, 605, citroen SM, metallic paint

I especially like the volvo 960 shape, 1st generation S80, and 780

a cheap cruising moto : Kawasaki, Honda, BMW, suzuki, ducati, harley Davidson, yamaha, aprilia, side car, trike or a vespa, Rumi, Honda super cub

a cheap SUV or 4WD car : Range Rover vogue, HSE, Holland, P38, Range Rover sport, Discovery, Land Rover, Jeep ( grand ) cherokee ), volvo XC60, XC70, XC90, Nissan Patrol, BMW X5, X3, X1, Mercedes ML, GL, Audi Q7, Q5, Q3, VW Tiguan, porsche cayenne , vauxall monterey, Lexus RX, Toyota land cruiser, Honda CR-V, subaru forester

a cheap sport car : Lotus esprit, E-type, elise, Ferrari Testarossa, F40, 308, mondial 8, 400 series, 599, 612, Enzo, Maserati GT, Porsche 928, 911, 914, 924, 944, 968, 996, 997, boxter, cayman, R8, BMW 850, M6, M5, M3, Z4, Z3, Mercedes SLR, saab 900 turbo, Nissan 350/370Z, Honda S2000, Toyota ultima, jaguar XJ220, XJS, XJR, aston martin DB5, DBS, DB7, DB9, vintage, vanquish ( any james Bond car )

a cheap luxury car : any Rolls Royce, silver spirit, spur, wraith, down, seraph, shadow, ghost, camargue, corniche, Bentley turbo, arnage, eight, mulsanne, jaguar XJ limousine, XJ8, XJ6, XJ40, XJ220, XJS, XJRS, XJ sport, S-type, X-type, X-type estate, daimler, sovereign, Maybach, Toyota century, limousine, maserati quattroporte, VW phoeton

a cheap convertible car : Volvo C70, Audi A3, A4, A5, Saab 9-3, saab 900, chrysler PT cruiser, sebring, BMW Z3, Z4, 3 series, Mercedes 500 / 560 SL, SLK, mazda MX5, VW golf cabriolet, VW Eos, porsche executive, Lexus IS250c

a cheap Ferrari : spider, coupé ghia, spider vignala, 250 MM, coupé pininfarina, 250 GT europa Pinin, 375 MM spider, 375 plus, 750 Monza,410 plus, 410 superameric, series I, 410, SS87, series II Boano / elena, 250 GT tour de France, 500 testa rossa, TRC, 250, TR, R59, R80, TR1, TRG2, 315, 335, 315, 335s, 250 GT cabriolet, series I & II, 250 GT california spyder series L, SWB, 250 GT coupé pinin firina, 250 GT berlinetta SWB, 250GT/GTE coupé 2+2, Dino 246 SP, 196 SP, 286 SP, 248 SP, 268 SP, 250 GT0 series I, 250 GTO series II, 250 GTO lusso, 250 LM, 330 GT 2+2, 500 superfast, 275GTB, GTS, GTB/4, spidernart, 275 330P I, P II, P III, P IV, 330 GTC/ GTS, 365 GTC/GTS, 365 GT 2+2, Dino 206 GT, 246 GT,246 GTS, 365 GTB / 4 daytona, 312 P, 512 S, 512 M, 312 PB, 365 GTC4, 365 GT4 BB, BB512, BBi 512, 400, 412, Dino 308 GT4, 308 GTB/GTS, 328 GTB/GTS, mondial 8, mondial t, mondial cabriole, 308 GTO, testatrossa, F40, 348 GTB/GTS/spider, mythos, 456GT, F333SP, F355 berlinetta/GTS/spider, F50, enzo, F430, 599, 612 scaglietti

a cheap sailing boat : étap 26, 28, 28i, 30, 32, 34, 37, 38 ou Dehler, Westerly, Southerly, Vancouver, éros 30, Evans, Bavaria, Henri vauquiez, dufour, Elisabethan, moody, Nauticat, Saltram, kings cruiser, Tartan, Nicholson, Hallberg rassy, Rival, Hartley, endurance, Najad, Dynamic, alajuela, Finngulf, Dockwell, Aphrodite, Warrior, Oyster, grand soleil, Sweden, colvic victor, amel, X-yachts, Pacific seacraft, Hylas, Regina, She, Rustler, london apprentice, bruce roberts, Hans christian, Trintella, northwind custom, Bushanan sloop, Malo, wood sailing, bateau cigare Riva, Yacht, super-Yacht, neopren / hypalon inflatable boat,

funboard equipments : surfboard for begginners, a 3 meter windsurf, with sail and wishbone, any trade mark : fanatic, Mistral, Bic, AHD, F2, Décathlon, Neil Pryde, go sport

Diving equipments : bottle, suit, stabilizing jacquet, computer, casio watch, regulator : Scubapro, DACOR, Seaquest, suunto, Mares, Cressi, reef marine, Beuchat, Spiro, decathlon, go sport, subchandlers, technisub

winter sorts equipments : 6 feet 5 inch ski, 11 inch ski shoes, a goretex parka, 11 inch moon boots

plane : jumbo jet, private jet, mirage 2000, F1, 4, Mig 23, 28, 31, rafale

a Home : real estate, a house, villa, swimming pool, veranda, manor, castle, cottage, haussmanian, victorian flat, hotel, casino, palace, in a nice place like french riviera, Miami, Paris, London, NYC, LA, san Francisco, Honolulu, Monaco, Rio, Acapulco, any nice city, field, ground,

cheap furniture : Laura Ashley or John Lewis, Roche Bobois, IKEA, B&Q, habitat Furniture, Printemps

cheap antique furniture : french old style louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Louis philippe, italian, regence, directoire style, egyptian, english, european, napoleon, empire, unknown styles, victorian, rococo, russian, french country, comedie française, bierdermeyer, Henri II, restauration , transition, vénitiann armoire, suedish, spanish, florantine, style furniture, credenza, garden furniture, normandy armoire, wardrobe, talloy, cupboard, curio, dresser, sideboard, bookcase,cabinet, secrétary, gueridon, nightstand, barometer, pendular, normandy clock, Gold barometer, gold frame, backgammon, marble, colomns, candelar, wood piano, saxo, trumpet, harp, dining room equipments, exotic wood furniture, coffe table, tallboy, bench, chaise longue, chairs, fauteuil, bergere, watchman’s chair, old porcelain, cutlery, silverware, brassware, cupperware, bronzeware, jewellery, plated cutlery, tin plate, old oil pianting, soft pastels, watercolors, engravings, large antique metallic or wood models, bric a brac, mailbox, antique books

banquette louis XV, Louis XVI 3 seats sofa, console à tiroir, console anglaise XIXe, meubles d’époque, vaisselier , louis XIII, lit à quenouilles en acajou , lavabot de paquebot, fauteuil de croisière, meuble en acajou de paquebot, vestiare de paquebot, tabourets de bar ( assise et socle en acajou ), caillebottis en teck, barometre, thermomètre au mercure en acajou, table à carte inclinable, étagère de passerelle, mappemonde, fin XIX, meubles de métier

canapé bois clair scandinave, commode en cuir ( sol 1 luna )

brocante : minibar à brundy, miroir de beaucaire, egoutoir charentais, buffet de mariage normand en saphir sculpté, banc en fonte du XIX’ème siècle, lit à la polonaose, la maison de gearges sand

fauteuil victoria en mrrisier, commode berangère de style Louis XVI en merisier, bergere casanova, structure en chateigner, fauteuil venitien, cheminée Louis XIV, table double jeu, meubles provenceaux du XVIIIè siècle à la polonaise

tableaux, monnaies, medailles, décorations, timbres, objets de guerre, armes anciennes, vaisselle, porcelaine, argenterie,

I look for free encyclopedia Britannica, TIME LIFE collection, Reader’s digest collection, cousteau collection, Robert laffont edition or equivalent, Tintin and the blue oranges, Tintin and the mystery of the golden Fleece, 007 collection, agatha christie collection, French or english Encyclopedia universalis ( grand atlas de l’égypte ancienne, des arts, de l’architecture, des religions, almanach du cinema, almanach du sport ), recent Atlas IGN, letsgo, lonelyplanet, routard, rough guides

cheap german electro appliances : Miele, Bosch, De Dietrich, Siemens, Scholtes, AEG Electrolux, or Rosières, Sauter, Hotpoint / ariston, smeg

cheap oriental carpet : any style, any time, from any country

I love women

i look for fairly slim / slender, attractive, great, cute, nice women, the most pretty, beautiful as possible of course, no matter color of hair or eyes, height, up to 40’s, to share adult personals, one night stand, fling, hang out, casual sex, intimate encounter, 3some, 4some, short or long relationship, flirt, date, romance

thanks anyway

Laurent

Jewelry Of Semi Precious Stones: Stylish Things Of Beauty

Posted on June 26th, 2015

By Sam Serio

Want to make or wear impressive costume jewelry, but running on a tight budget? Using semi-precious stones is one good way to achieve this. These stones come in a wide variety and are highly accessible to almost everyone. Semi-precious stones preserve the effect of sophistication. Many pieces of jewelry made of these stones are pleasant to look at without seeming opulent. Depending on one’s own taste and fashion sense, these gemstones have the greatest potential to enhance one’s personal sense of style.

Some semi-precious stones are also birthstones, which correspond to people’s birth months. Some people believe that wearing stones that correspond with one’s birth month increases one’s inner strength. This special trait makes jewelry made of certain semi-precious birthstones especially useful as gifts. Examples of such birthstones are garnet (January) and aquamarine (March).

Another popular belief is that certain stones have their own unique “powers.” For example, wearing garnet is said to help ease the pain of a bad breakup, or cause jealousy between lovers. Amethyst is said to protect its wearer against the ill effects of alcohol, slow down intoxication and prevent hangovers. Turquoise is said to give emotional strength. Jade has always had enormous importance in Asian civilization; it is said to have the mystical power to protect its wearer against nightmares and other psychic attacks.

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Quartz is said to be among the most important of the semi-precious stones, because it calls upon the power of love — especially the rare rose quartz. Wearing rose quartz is said to increase one’s chances of finding or maintaining a good romantic relationship.

Some pieces of bead jewelry are also made of semi-precious stones. The stones are threaded together with cords, making fine webs and accentuating intricate designs. Jewelry made of semi-precious stones is always popular, partly because of the beliefs associated with the stones — but mostly because they’re so pretty and can go well with anything one wears.

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Australian Van Nguyen executed in Singapore

Posted on June 26th, 2015

Friday, December 2, 2005 

Convicted Australian drug trafficker Van Tuong Nguyen was executed at Changi Prison in Singapore today. Prison officials have confirmed the execution took place at 0900 AEDT (2200 UTC Thursday).

The 25-year-old Nguyen was arrested at Changi Airport in December, 2002, while in transit from Cambodia to Australia. He was found to be in possession of 396.2 grams of heroin. He was convicted in the Singapore High Court and sentenced to death under the Misuse of Drugs Act which mandates a death sentence for trafficking more than 15 grams of heroin.

All appeals for clemency were rejected. Singapore’s High Commissioner in Australia, Joseph Koh, said Singapore carefully considered appeals from Australia but decided the law must be applied consistently. “It had to treat Nguyen consistently with similar past cases, and apply the law equally to Singaporeans and foreigners,” Mr Koh said.

After saying goodbye to his client, Nguyen’s Australian lawyer, Julian McMahon, said Nguyen’s execution was a waste. “He is completely rehabilitated, completely reformed, completely focused on doing what is good and now they’re going to kill him,” he said.

It was previously reported that Nguyen’s mother would not be permitted to embrace her son before the execution, however, Mr McMahon has confirmed that they were allowed some physical contact. “Well I actually wasn’t in the room when that happened but there was a grill and they were able to hold each other’s hands and Kim was able to, at least for some time, I’m not sure how long, was able to touch Van on the face,” he said. “She told me she was able to talk to him and touch his hair. That was a great comfort to her.”

Prayer vigils were held outside Changi Prison and around Australia to mark the first execution of an Australian since Michael McAuliffe in Malaysia in 1993. Nguyen’s body is expected to be returned to Australia on Saturday for a funeral next week.

5 Hot Design Tips To Tweak Your E Commerce Website!

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Submitted by: Kabir Bedi

Design is a critical component of anything on the web. Whether it is a personal blog, a corporate website or an online retail store, design is what determines how it will be perceived on the world wide web.

E-commerce websites are online stores whose success depends directly on the amount of revenue it generates. So, it design and layout should be such that it encourages sales and converts visitors into actual customers.

Here are 5 tips that’ll help you move your e-commerce website design in he right direction:

1. Do Some Spring Cleaning

If you get the same prices at both places, which one would you prefer flea market or a shopping mall? I don’t blame you if you decide to go with the latter. After all, as customers, we desire a smooth and peaceful shopping experience.

Same is the case with e-commerce websites. If your website is loaded with unnecessary bells and whistles, it would only create a feeling of clutter. And this would hamper the shopping experience of your customers who would inevitably go elsewhere.

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2. Speak with Colors

Different colors evoke different emotions and because of this, they take immense importance in website design, especially so e-commerce. Remember, since visitors are about to spend money or share their credit card details on your website, you need to make them feel more comfortable and paint a credible picture of yourself.

Use light non-threating colors that help to put visitors at ease and ensure them of a safe, risk free shopping experience. See how Amazon & HomeShop 18 has a clean layout with blue navigation and touches of orange to highlight certain areas. Even eBay makes great use of yellow highlight against a white background.

3. Cross Sell

Cross selling is an exemplary practice of advertising other products while customers are shopping. An ideal way to promote your products is by showing customers ‘Related Products’ or ‘Customers who purchased this also bought…’ link.

For example, if someone is shopping for mobile phones, you can show them memory cards or mobile phone accessories under the Related Products category. Since they have already bought the phone, chances are they will be interested in the accessories as well. Just make sure you don’t push them too much.

4. Speed Up the Purchase Process

In the fiercely competitive online marketplace, speed is what’ll give you the edge over your competitors. One of the reasons people enjoy online shopping is because of the ease and speed with which they can make purchases. Sluggish processes can make customers lose interest and abandon their shopping carts midway and go somewhere they can find faster service. Your loss and your competitors’ gain!

So, do all that you can to enhance the speed of your e-commerce so that you customers enjoy a smooth and seamless shopping experience.

5. Focus on your Niche

Bigger websites like Amazon and eBay can get away by selling anything and everything. However, this might not work for smaller websites and start-ups. If you have a smaller e-commerce website, try to focus on your niche. Not only can you showcase your expertise of the area but also many customers tend to go to a dedicated website than an one-stop-shop mall.

Don’t try to be the jack of all trades, you’ll only end up being master of none.

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‘Criminal in uniform’: Senior London policeman jailed for attempting to frame Iraqi

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Monday, February 8, 2010 

Commander Ali Dizaei of London’s Metropolitan Police Service today became the most senior officer anywhere in the United Kingdom to be convicted of offences by a court. Dizaei, who was branded a “criminal in uniform” by Independent Police Complaints Commission chair Nick Hardwick, has been jailed for four years after he attempted to frame an Iraqi businessman.

It took a Southwark Crown Court jury under three hours to find Dizaei guilty of misconduct in a public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice. The charges carried a maximum of life imprisonment.

Dizaei, 47, who is head of the National Black Police Association, had gone to the Yas Persian restaurant, run by one of his friends, and taken his wife Shy with him. They then went to their car and struck up a conversation through its open window with the restaurant’s manager. During this conversation they were approached by Waad al-Baghdadi, an Iraqi website designer in his twenties. He requested that Dizaei pay £600 that he owed Baghdadi, who had constructed his website.

According to the Crown, this dispute had been ongoing for months and Dizaei had been attempting to intimidate Baghdadi. He told the Iraqi to depart when he entered the restaurant; although the businessman did, he stayed nearby and rang the 999 emergency number.

The exact content of the argument that led up to this is unclear. Dizaei and his wife testified that Baghdadi was abusive and threatening, telling the officer he would “extract the money out of your throat” while the owner of the Yas said he was “a crook basically… His history … everybody knows he’s not a good gentleman,” said owner Sohrab Eshragi. Eshragi said that the request Baghdadi leave the premises was due to concerns of trouble, claiming Baghdadi had been in a previous fight. Baghdadi denied the allegations and the court rejected Dizaei’s version of events.

While Baghdadi was making his emergency call, Dizaei arrested him and made a 999 call of his own. He requested assistence from other officers, and said that Baghdadi had assaulted him by stabbing his stomach with a shisha pipe. He maintained this account when police arrived and kept it up in written statements, but although Baghdadi was found to be carrying such a pipe examination of Dizaei’s wounds by a police doctor concluded he had inflicted them upon himself.

A Home Office pathologist questioned this finding for the defence. Dr. Nat Cary said it was based on a “fundamentally flawed approach,” and that the injuries were consistent with Dizaei’s version of events. He has helped investigate the assassination of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto, and the death newspaper seller Ian Thomlinson, the latter of whom died during a G20 protest.

The Crown further alleged that Dizaei told Baghdadi “I’ll fuck your life… You think I don’t know what you do in London… I’ll find every single detail of your life in London.” The prosecution case was presented by Peter Wright QC, who has prosecuted in trials over serial murders of Suffolk sex workers and a plot to bomb transatlantic airliners. He said that Dizaei’s actions were a “wholesale abuse of power by a senior police officer for entirely personal and oblique motives.”

Judge Justice Simon said that Dizaei had committed a “grave breach of public trust” and told him “This sentence needs to send a clear message that police officers of whatever rank are not above the law.” A Crown Prosecution Service spokesman said outside the court that “He abused his power and ignored his responsibility,” and that while corruption was unacceptable in any police officer it was particularly so in a senior member of the forces. “The public should have confidence that we will prosecute anyone, regardless of their position, if they commit serious offences. We believe justice has been served for the victim and the public.”

“[I]f he [Dizaei] had been successful, Mr al-Baghdadi may have been sent to prison,” noted Hardwick. “Mr al-Baghdadi has shown tremendous strength of character throughout this case ? from the moment he was confronted by Ali Dizaei, throughout our investigation, and finally when giving evidence at court. We are grateful for the confidence he placed in the IPCC and, as a result of that, justice has been done today.”

Dizaei has been a policeman for 24 years, and at one stage was rumoured to be destined to take control of the Metropolitan Police, although the Metropolitan Police Authority may now choose to end this career. His trial, which began this month, is his second this decade. He was prosecuted in 2003 but cleared of any wrongdoing. The incident with Baghdadi was in June 2008 and Dizaei has been suspended on full pay since September of that year. Hardwick said that “The greatest threat to the reputation of the police service is criminals in uniform like Dizaei.”

Scientology website hacked

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Tuesday, November 3, 2009 

The Church of Scientology’s European website was hacked and defaced earlier today by hackers claiming to be members of Anonymous. Anonymous proponents previously hacked Scientology’s main website, www.scientology.org. The group also protested the church in February 2008.

Another website run by the church, freedom-belgium.org, was also hacked and defaced. The hacked websites contain content taken from .whyaretheydead.info, a website critical of Scientology which lists members of the Church who are alleged to have died while in its care. Anonymous has stated that whyaretheydead.info was not involved in the hacking, but the hackers merely used content from their website.

This is not the first time hackers have defaced Scientology websites. In January 2008, ‘Anonymous’ hacked the Church’s international website by using a denial-of-service attack. The attack caused the website to be inaccessible for nearly 24 hours.

USPTO partially confirms validity of Amazon “1-click patent”

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 

Today, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued an office action, which confirmed the patentability of claims 6 to 10 of the Amazon 1-Click patent, US 5,960,411. The patent examiner, however, rejected claims 1 to 5 and 11 to 15. Amazon now has up to six months to amend the rejected claims to overcome the examiner’s rejection, provide arguments to demonstrate that the examiner is in error and/or provide evidence to demonstrate the patentability of their claims. During this period, the entire patent is still considered valid under US patent law.

The USPTO is reconsidering the patentability of the claims due to a request for reexamination filed by New Zealander Peter Calveley. Mr. Calveley used internet archives to show that defunct company Digi Cash used a similar technique prior to Amazon. Despite costing a substantial sum of cash and requiring donations to prepare and file the request for reexamination, Calveley said he did it as a game and hopes that his success inspires others to play the same game.

“One Click” shopping is an ecommerce technique, which allows a customer to purchase products via the Internet without repeatedly entering personal information such as name and address. At the time it was introduced it eased the frustration of on-line shopping.

Amazon filed the patent application for 1-click shopping in early 1997 and was granted the patent in September 1999. 23 days later Amazon sued rival Barnes & Noble for alleged infringement by its “Express Lane” ordering which was introduced in 1998. In December 1999 Amazon won an interim injunction against Barnes & Noble but the USA Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit lifted this injunction in February 2001. The parties then settled their dispute for undisclosed terms. Amazon has since successfully licensed the technique to other e-sellers such as Apple.