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Police 'should be neutral' in sex abuse inquiries, says Met head - BBC News
Whitehall / Celebrities / &! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rotherham_child_sexual_exploitation_scandal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_sex_gang among others. // The NSPCC said it was "deeply disturbed" by the suggested change of police approach to sexual abuse victims. "At a time when people have at long last found the confidence and courage to report these crimes it would be a tragedy to bring this progress to a juddering halt. "Telling those who have been sexually abused they will no longer be automatically believed seems to be a panic measure which could have an adverse effect on a crime the government has classified as a 'national threat.'"
sex  abuse  sexual  abuse  sexual  assault  sexual  violence  rape  threat  rape  Police  Wertegesellschaft  society  Rotherham  grooming  Political  Correctness  Operation  Midland  Met  Police  UK  Gesellschaft 
february 2016 by asterisk2a
Interview ǀ „Europa kann das gar nicht allein lösen“ — der Freitag
Interview Der Kriminologe Andrea Di Nicola warnt die EU davor, einfache Lösungen fürs Schlepperwesen zu versprechen // bit.ly/1Kgctbq &! bbc.in/1FSRYRR &! youtu.be/7pxKC_24p-E &! bit.ly/1khlQgR // https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_migrant_crisis
refugee  crisis  military  intervention  European  Union  Operation  Sophia 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
BBC One - Panorama, The VIP Paedophile Ring: What's the Truth?
wikipedia Jimmy_Savile_sexual_abuse_scandal &! wikipedia.org Elm_Guest_House_child_abuse_scandal //&! ExaroNews - bit.ly/1Lv2cnn - corruption within Police related to VIP Paedophile Ring to be investigated &! bit.ly/1VK6dzz - BBC Panorama to plan to smear and discredit survivors of child abuse and media outlets like ExaroNews &! bit.ly/1OVus9o THERE HAVE BEEN LEAKS WITHIN MET to BBC/PANORAMA to make PROGRAM!? &! ExaroNews editor-in-chief declined to be interviewed for Panorama Program, because they were out to debunk the 'VIP Paedophile Ring.' claims also two VIP cases are VIP BBC people. &! bit.ly/1LPKHPb - according to them, BBC tries to delay publication of the inquiry into its own failings of Jimmy Savile. Could be (according to sources) so damning that it undermines negotiations of BBC Charter Renewal. //&! Political Correctness of Politicians, Police, Social and Public Services let Rotherham, Rochdale, Derby (& across country) happen. bit.ly/1MiYNJf &! bit.ly/1P7h81Z
Operation  Midland  pedophilia  Westminster  abuse  of  power  Career  Politicians  British  Empire  Establishment  Privileged  Politics  UK  corruption  bribery  phone  hacking  Met  Police  BBC  British  Broadcasting  Company  Jimmy  Savile  society  Justice  System  Law  &  Justice  Gesellschaft  child  abuse  sexual  harassment  sexual  assault  child  pornography  multiculturalism  Political  Correctness  pedophile 
october 2015 by asterisk2a
Met police admit mistakes in Westminster paedophile ring inquiry | Society | The Guardian
&! bit.ly/1OLDAwm //&! bit.ly/1Pv5gnj - Westminster paedophile ring inquiry 'not a shambles', says police chief Met commissioner says criticism of Operation Midland is unfair but admits detectives have found it difficult to corroborate some allegations
Met  Police  Scotland  Yard  UK  Toff  Westminster  Establishment  Privileged  pedophilia  corruption  nepotism  bribery  history  British  Empire  Margaret  Thatcher  abuse  of  power  Monarchy  Operation  Midland 
september 2015 by asterisk2a
An Analysis Of Zirtual’s Reality And The Perils Of Debt | TechCrunch
[ SEC filings show it wanted to raise lots more money ] Think about the implications of this for a moment: we know the company wanted $2.75 million in June, and got most of it. But we also know that 35 days later, Zirtual had been looking for another $3 million, and only got $650,000. That is a meaningful shortfall, an 80% difference between the money they needed and the money they got. [...] In fact, you might have concluded they were in for some kind of serious financing and operational problem weeks in advance [ talked also in Jason's interview that they still have legacy customers who cost them too much but are sort of still keep on: book 'hard things about hard things'], when you connect the fairly clear dots between two attempts to raise capital within a month of each other, and which are increasingly unsuccessful. [...] We’re not talking about an equity financing here, we’re talking about debt. [...] debt is a harsh mistress, especially for a startup tech company.
Zirtual  burn  rate  runway  Venture  Capital  fundraising  operations  operation  convertible  note  debt  cash  flow  cash-is-king  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  CEO  CFO  financial  literacy  accounting  accountability  execution 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Inside Dropbox’s Sales Culture — The Information
As a result of his hiring, several former Salesforce executives identified with the old-fashioned approach have been pushed a layer down on the organizational chart, below Mr. Hansen. And the company has sent the signal that in the future, Dropbox will put more emphasis on landing so-called “channel” deals, where partners like Japan’s Softbank and Dell help sell Dropbox for Business. At Microsoft, Mr. Hansen oversaw $6 billion to $9 billion worth of similar deals, a person familiar with the company said. [...] Its success in generating a sustainable profit will determine whether it can go from being a big unicorn to an even more valuable public company.
SAAS  DropBox  Box  Salesforce  Microsoft  SME  SMB  Mittelstand  operation  operations  operating  margin  lock-in  B2B  Silo  Platform  B2C 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Zirtual's Maren Kate Donovan: "Numbers were just completely f***ed" - Fortune
Zirtual's 'outsourced CFO' gives his side of the shutdown story - for.tn/1gEw7BD - As for Keating, he continues to support Donovan. “She was a great CEO. It just became very hard to get on top of the business model.” // &! bit.ly/1DR6usb - Why Zirtual’s Demise Makes Me Glad I Turned Down Millions in Funding [...] I can imagine the pain of admitting failure to someone that you previously spent all of your energy trying to convince of your success. // &! via bit.ly/1L9utCA - bit.ly/1Na7c5I - To Maren and the rest of the Zirtual Management Team [...] You knew long ago it was not going to be able to be sustained and you did nothing morally and ethically responsible toward fixing it. [ true steadfast entrepreneur (&business) (which can't be taught in university/mba) fixing the ship: doing the hard things, painful things. the right things for all existing shareholders. << book - The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers ]
Zirtual  business  model  Gig  Economy  1099  Economy  self-employment  Zero  Hour  Contract  Contractor  Share  Economy  Marketplace  efficiencies  on-demand  convenience  book  Start-Up  lesson  Start-Up  advice  of  You  Leadership  operation  operations 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Do You Trust Larry Page? - Stratechery by Ben Thompson
Given the fact that Alphabet née Google is the second most valuable enterprise in the world, it’s striking to consider Larry Page’s 2014 assessment of the company he co-founded with Sergey Brin: I think we’ve not succeeded as much as we’d like. [...] Even Google’s famously far-reaching mission statement, to “organise the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful”, is not big enough for what he now has in mind. The aim: to use the money that is spouting from its search advertising business to stake out positions in boom industries of the future, from biotech to robotics. [...] Googles non-social approach to advertising vs Facebook and everyone else ] [ ad world begins finally to shift away from TV & other legacy forms & FB/Google are main beneficiaries coming years of changing ad spend ] [ Page/Brin want 2 lead the org 2 a new frontier. A new Google Search. &they think they a near it, ie self-driving car, that they think the timing is right NOW ]
Google  Inc.  Google  Alphabet  Inc.  Larry  Page  Sergey  Brin  Don't  be  evil  Sundar  Pichai  vision  mission  Legacy  self-driving  cars  AI  Transhumanism  artificial  intelligence  autonomous  car  anti-ageing  renewable  energy  Google  X  Robotics  Software  Is  Eating  The  World  machine  learning  ethical  machine  Internet  Privacy  Privacy  Meta  Data  metadata  Big  Data  Google  Search  AdSense  human  rights  antitrust  Europe  FTC  USA  lobbyist  lobby  Lobbying  deep  learning  augmented  intelligence  Google  Glass  Wireless  Carrier  ISP  Google  Fiber  user  Nest  Labs  native  advertising  Social  Media  content  marketing  advertising  Programmatic  advertisement  re-targeting  advertisement  targeting  ad  targeting  Twitter  perma-cookie  cookies  Appification  mobile  homescreen  mobile  first  user  behaviour  vertical  mobile  phone  Android  banner  ads  advertisement  Leadership  conglomerate  operation  operations  Wall  Street  shareholder  value  profit  maximisation  long-term  view  long-term  thinking  short-term  thinking  short-term  view  technological  progress  incrementalism  incremental  counter  culture  Silicon  Valley  wantrepreneur 
august 2015 by asterisk2a
Symantec Uncovers Sophisticated, Stealthy Computer Spying Tool | Re/code
Symantec say they have discovered a sophisticated piece of malware circulating the world that appears to be used for spying at Internet service and telecommunications companies, and was likely created by a government agency. And while its origin is unclear, a short list of capable countries would include the U.S., Israel and China. [...] The quality of Regin’s design and the investment required to create it is such that it was almost certainly made by a nation-state, - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=8649402 &! 2 days later - https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2014/11/24/secret-regin-malware-belgacom-nsa-gchq/ "Complex malware known as Regin is the suspected technology behind sophisticated cyberattacks conducted by U.S. and British intelligence agencies on the European Union and a Belgian telecommunications company, according to security industry sources and technical analysis conducted by The Intercept." << NSA/GCHQ not only watch over Angela Merkel's phone.
surveillance  state  Orwellian  cyber  espionage  Act  espionage  corporate  espionage  Stuxnet  Trojan  malware  GCHQ  NSA  Angela  Merkel  Germany  foreign  relations  foreign  affairs  foreign  policy  cablegate  diplomacy  Operation  Socialist  European  Parliament  European  Union  Europe  European  Commission  European  Council  Edward  Snowden  Whistleblower  Regin 
november 2014 by asterisk2a
Lügenforscher Klaus Fiedler über Zabels Dopingbeichte - SPIEGEL ONLINE
Fiedler: Aber nur so funktioniert unsere Gesellschaft. Das moderne Transparenzdenken ist mutig und gut, aber sicher nicht immer dem zwischenmenschlichen Frieden zuträglich. Schauen Sie sich doch Edward Snowden an, der sich getraut hat, dunkle Geheimnisse nach außen zu tragen. Er wird gejagt. [...] Ich glaube, man solte das Verhalten der Sportler im Umgang mit der Wahrheit vor allem strategisch verstehen. Natürlich geht es bei diesen Strategien um die eigene Existenz, oft um viel Geld. [...] Armstrong hat meiner Meinung nach im Januar nicht alles gestanden, weil ihm danach war, sondern weil es um Millionenbeträge ging und seine Berater und Anwälte mit ihm und allen Beteiligten diese Strategie ausgeheckt hatten. Die Menschen im Hintergrund geben die kommunizierte Wahrheit viel öfter vor, als wir denken. [...] + http://www.samharris.org/lying
moral  anti-doping  Team  Sky  cycling  ethics  I.O.C.  Eufemiano  Fuentes  moral  dilemma  doping  transparency  Operation  Puerto  Tour  de  France  TdF  UCI  morality  ethic  lying  Weltschmerz  society  Team  Telekom  sport  Jan  Ullrich  Fuentes  book  lancearmstrong  Erik  Zabel  lie  culture  governance 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
The Dark Side > Micheal Rasmussen interviewed during the Sibiu Tour
Doping for a decade under the nose of WADA. With a little help of UCI. Lance Armstrong life-time ban would have never happened if it weren't for the USADA. Period. + > https://soundcloud.com/velorooms/michael-rasmussen-interviewed
NADA  FIFA  anti-doping  society  Spain  cycling  sports  sport  Soccer  Eufemiano  Fuentes  doping  Operation  Puerto  Tour  de  France  Fuentes  UCI  USADA  TdF  lancearmstrong  Michael  Rasmussen  WADA  Travis  Tygart  culture  EPO 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
Doping im Fußball: Lügt Armstrong wieder? - Nachrichten Print - DIE WELT - Sport - DIE WELT
Auch der Fußball hat Dreck am Stecken, jedenfalls die Spanier. >> + Pep Guardiola kontak zu Fuentes und Doping geschichte. http://sport10.at/home/inside/thomashaider/1422906/Die-Doppelmoral - selbst Eneko Llanos hatte mal auf Twitter berichtet das die Spanischen behoerden sehr lax seien. - photo gepostet auf blog - + >> http://www.fr-online.de/marathon-und-triathlon/ironman-frankfurt---kommentar-zweifelhaft,1473466,23606520.html + >> Von der Epo-Epoche zur Aicar-Ära? http://www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/sport/2152962/
Ironman  FC  Valencia  moral  anti-doping  Epo  Spain  Soccer  FC  Barcelona  Eufemiano  Fuentes  Sports  doping  Aicar  Alberto  Contador  Cycling  Operation  Puerto  Pep  Guardiola  Jan  Ullrich  UCI  Fuentes  GW1516  lancearmstrong  Sport  WADA 
july 2013 by asterisk2a
JAN ULLRICH - Das graue Schaf
Betrügerische System von allen Beteiligten um des Erfolgs willen gestützt wurde, ist kaum von der Hand zu weisen [...] das gnadenlose System des Profiradsports, in dem alle verbotene Substanzen nehmen, in dem alle einander betrügen und deshalb keiner sich als Betrüger sieht, sondern nur als Wahrer seiner Chancengleichheit. Den Blick auf den Radsport wollte er verändern; [...] "Ich habe niemanden betrogen, weil alle Betrüger waren." [...] Auch Sponsoren, Medien und nicht zuletzt die Zuschauer seien Teil des Systems: Die ungeheuerlichen Leistungen, die sie verlangten, seien ohne Hilfsmittel nicht zu erbringen. [...] Bei den Profis werde man allerdings von Verbandsärzten und Trainern, auch von Kollegen, nach und nach an Hilfsmittel herangeführt. >> Difference to Triathlon / Ironman :: Die Zielliene ist das Ziel. Nicht als erster an zu kommen. Due to broad participation.
journalism  Ironman  anti-doping  society  Spain  cycling  sports  sport  Eufemiano  Fuentes  doping  Olympics  journalismus  Operation  Puerto  Jan  Ullrich  UCI  Triathlon  lancearmstrong  elite  sports  culture 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
Einziger deutscher Tour-de-France-Sieger: Jan Ullrich gibt erstmals Blut-Doping bei Fuentes zu - Doping - FOCUS Online - Nachrichten
Der frühere Profi-Radrennfahrer und einzige deutsche Tour-de-France-Sieger Jan Ullrich hat erstmals zugegeben, mit Hilfe des spanischen Doping-Arztes Eufemiano Fuentes gedopt zu haben. „Ja, ich habe Fuentes-Behandlungen in Anspruch genommen“, sagte der 39-Jährige in einem Interview mit FOCUS.
anti-doping  Operation  Puerto  cycling  UCI  Fuentes  doping 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
Spanien will mit Doping-Image aufräumen - Radsport - Mehr - sportschau.de
Oeffentlicher Doping Kampf in Spanien? Vielleicht. Aber intern, nie. Spaniens Sporthelden und Idole (Fussball, Tennis, Olympia) stehen im Schatten. Im Doping Schatten. U.a. weil diese selbst wissen was passiert wenn Fuentes redet, order zum reden gezwungen wird. Der Verdacht bleibt beim interresierten Sportzuschauer, dass Sporthelden und Idole der Justiz und der Politik ein paar Saetze zugezwitchert hatten - die den Prozess Verlauf und Ausgang in ihrem Sinne beguenstigt hat. Punkt.
Tennis  anti-doping  Operation  Puerto  Spain  Fuentes  sports  sport  Soccer  doping 
june 2013 by asterisk2a
After Scandal Trial, Fuentes wants to sell the truth.
So far up to 100,000E offered for Fuentes' explanation. Hints at Olympians back to LA '84, London marathon, football teams. Nervous anyone? [ https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=611742378836805&id=213103522034028 ] >> It would be devastating for Spain if this man talks for money, but isn't asked to talk in-front of Judge & Jury. One of the greatest cover-up operations (by Spanish Highballers) in European Sports is unfolding. If Spanish Football is offering him to be silent. Well, the whole truth will never come out and the doubt about Sports History 'was it clean?' will remain. Same now for Spanish Football 'dominated European and World Football Scene for +10 years'. There is a HUGE shadow over the question whether or not it was all legitimate. Even hinting at LA84 Olympics, one could imagine that doping was systematic via Spanish Olympic Org.
anti-doping  Operation  Puerto  Spain  Fuentes  doping  Olympics 
may 2013 by asterisk2a
BBC Sport - Spain's Operacion Puerto to inflict more embarrassment on cycling
the fact so many were able to get away with cheating speaks volumes of an ambivalence towards doping

[...]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operaci%C3%B3n_Puerto_doping_case

When asked by Le Monde journalist Stephane Mandard on Monday if he was going to "tell all", Fuentes said: "I don't intend to name any of my clients. For me, that's the past." [...]

"I do not want to be a hero or a martyr. This is a huge hypocrisy," Fuentes told Mandard. There are many of his compatriots who will be delighted he feels that way.
BALCO  Operation  Puerto  anti-doping  cycling  Fuentes  UCI  lancearmstrong  doping 
february 2013 by asterisk2a
Morgan Stanley at Brink Got $107B From Fed - Bloomberg
http://www.bloomberg.com/data-visualization/federal-reserve-emergency-lending

Hedge Funds pulled money out ... out of banks who facilitate their trades.
Prime brokers facilitate short trades, the sale of borrowed stock in the hope of buying it back later at a lower price. They also make margin loans to finance stock purchases. In exchange, hedge funds usually keep their cash and stock in accounts at the prime-brokerage companies.

“So if clients pulled their money out, the view was that money had not been lent out, so the cash would have been sitting there able to hand over. It turns out that that was not entirely correct.”

In reality, “prime brokers were able to reuse clients’ assets to raise cash for their own activities,” the financial crisis commission wrote in its final report, published in January. Azarchs said that in her years covering Morgan Stanley for S&P she never heard executives discuss the risk that the funding might evaporate.
Fed  meltdown  fiancial  crisis  discountwindow  2008  jpmorgan  morganstanley  interbank  liquidity  freeze  emergency-lending  operation  benbernanke  henrypaulson  hedgefunds  panic  FinancialCrisisInquiryCommission  banking  lehmanbrothers  history  goldmansachs  broker  service  lesson  financialcrisis  PrimaryDealerCreditFacility  lenderoflastresort  PDCF  JimChanos  JohnMack  TermSecuritiesLendingFacility  TSLF  TARP  POMO  counterpartyrisk  toobigtofail 
august 2011 by asterisk2a
Talking Business - The Real Reason for Ousting H.P.s Chief - NYTimes.com
in recent internal surveys, nearly two-thirds of H.P. employees said they would leave if they got an offer from another company — a staggering number. “He didn’t have the support of his people,” Mr. Enderle said. Although he was good at “holding executives’ feet to the fire, he seemed to be the only one benefiting from H.P.’s success,” Mr. Enderle continued. “He alienated himself from the people who might have protected him.”

Mr. Hurd was systematically destroying what had always made H.P. great. The way H.P. made its numbers, Mr. House said, was not just cutting any old costs, but by “chopping R.&D.,” which had always been sacred at H.P. The research and development budget used to be 9 percent of revenue, Mr. House told me; now it was closer to 2 percent. “In the personal computer group, it is seven-tenths of 1 percent,” he added. “That’s why H.P. had no response to the iPad.”

CEO / leader who is busy chopping the future is also posting fabulous short-term profits.
HP  2010  corporate  governance  CEO  leadership  wallstreet  financial  market  profit  corporation  R&D  iPad  RIM  operation  costcutting 
august 2010 by asterisk2a

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