Hungary’s Jewish community number more than one-hundred thousand, and they’re faced with a crisis of increasing antiSemitism. The rise of the radical nationalist party Jobbik has breathed new life into the country’s politics; and the militancy of its righteous indignation against the ongoing crimes of Jewry is causing significant numbers of Jew rat ‘infiltraitors’ to flee their host nation of Hungary altogether …
The standard Jews’ media ‘Marvel Universe’, fantasy-land ‘view’ of it (click on the “watch on YouTube button” on the video if the creeps have set it up so that it won’t play in your browser on this site) …
A more open and honest appraisal of the situation, with another Jews’ media video to follow …
Jobbik is one of the most successful far-right political parties in Europe today. The Hungarian anti-EU, anti-semitic, and anti-Roma party has thrived since the Jew orchestrated European financial crisis has affected the country …
Deceitful so-called ‘liberal Jews’ in Hungary surreptitiously protest the rising tide of righteous indignation against apostate Jewry’s plot to dominate the goyim in Europe. While at the same time using their embezzled material wealth and wicked influence to bring in an evil ideal Jewish world under a new ‘Davidic’ dynasty, in militant opposition to the promised kingdom of heaven’s rule on Earth by God’s righteous Davidic resurrected Son Jesus Christ
Sicko Khazar Jews will will soon cease to laugh at their control of the goyim in Hungary, when Gentiles throughout Europe turn en masse against the Jews, and fulfil the biblical prophecy that white Europeans will “hate the Jewish whore and make her desolate and naked, and eat her flesh and burn her fire”, as a precursor to the biblical apocalypse
The new pact specifies that Morfit and select members of Microsoft’s board and management will hold regular meetings. It also allows ValueAct to have Morfit join Microsoft’s board of directors starting at the first quarterly board meeting after the November 2013 Microsoft shareholders meeting. As part of the agreement with Microsoft, ValueAct agreed it wouldn’t engage in a proxy contest, meaning it wouldn’t use hostile means to advise, control, change or influence the board.
Microsoft’s board is currently comprised of nine individuals, including Chairman Bill Gates and CEO Ballmer. It’s not clear whether Ballmer will continue to have a seat on Microsoft’s board once he retires.
Intellectual property experts and pundits have been poring over a New Zealand law passed this week that largely banned patent protection for software, trying to define how it will work in practice.
On Wednesday NZ time, shortly after the law was passed in a near unanimous vote in Parliament, David Macaskill of intellectual property law firm James & Wells described the new Patents Act as “the biggest shake-up in New Zealand’s intellectual property landscape in more than 50 years”.
However, the new law will require significant bedding in, he warned.
That will certainly be true of the provisions relating to software and embedded software. Macaskill said the law now “significantly restricts” what computer software is patentable.
“There is still provision for patenting embedded software, which forms an integral part of a component in which it is sold,” he said.
Applications for patents involving software will be affected by more than the specific software provisions in the Act, though. The law also includes more general changes to the way all patent applications, embedded software included, will be assessed.
The Intellectual Property Ooffice of New Zealand (IPONZ) will now be able to examine patent applications to determine whether the claims involve an inventive step over existing products and documents, Macaskill said.
“It is less likely that patent applications will be granted for inventions of dubious inventiveness. This change is a benefit to both patentees and businesses.”
However, it may take some time to get patent examiners up to speed with this new provision.
“To prepare for this issue applicants should carefully consider the issue of inventive step when preparing a patent specification and claims. Thorough canvassing of the issue prior to filing a patent application will help to address potential objections prior to examination.”
Further, the law lifts the standard required to secure a patent.
“The new standard is ‘balance of probabilities’, whereas the old Patents Act required that the ‘benefit of the doubt’ be provided to the patentee,” Macaskill explained.
It is a subjective standard and that could be a problem.
“In combination with the new requirement to examine for inventive step, IPONZ examiners will be given significant powers to determine whether an invention qualifies for grant of a patent.
“That is a potential point of concern given that those same examiners have not previously had to consider these issues. As a result, there is likely to be a period of uncertainty and bedding in to this new provision. It is also anticipated that it will be harder to secure grant of a patent in New Zealand.”
Even once a patent is granted, it is now open to permanent challenge because the law permits unlimited re-examination of existing patents.
“Third parties will be able to request re-examination of a patent application or granted patent. This is in effect requesting IPONZ to reconsider the patentability of the claimed invention at any time during the life of the patent,” Macaskill said.
“The re-examination process will provide a cost-effective way to challenge the claims of an accepted application or granted patent.”
As to embedded software, the law delegates responsibility for drafting regulations on their patentability to the IPONZ commissioner.
“This will create some uncertainty for patentees, and it is suggested that those operating in this technology space should pay close attention to the regulations as they are prepared.”
Rick Shera of law firm Lowndes Jordan said on Twitter (@lawgeeknz) that embedded software has already been defined by the UK Aerotel case. It appears the tests outlined in that case will be highly influential in New Zealand as they featured prominently in draft examination guidelines developed by IPONZ in 2011.
“The draft guidelines propose that New Zealand adopt a marriage of Australian, New Zealand and UK case law based upon the first three steps of the Aerotel case,” wrote Ben Halberg of law firm Baldwins in a 2011 analysis.
A further James & Wells analysis by Jonathan Lucas and Jason Tuck said reports of a complete ban on software patents are “premature”.
“Under the proposed wording, an invention where the improvement to existing technology lies solely in the fact that it is a computer program will not be patentable. However other types of computer-implemented inventions will continue to be patentable,” the pair said.
They add that while the passing of the Act has been widely lauded in the media as a victory for the anti-patent lobby, there is more to the issue than that.
“The reality is more nuanced and there are reasons why software patents cannot be ignored now that the legislation is passed,” they said.
In addition to ongoing patentability of some embedded software, existing software patents could continue to be enforceable for up to 20 years.
Pending applications filed before the new provisions come into force in 2014 will also still be examined under the current regime.
“It will continue to be important for software companies to check that they do not infringe any existing rights,” they said.
Nevertheless, the pair concedes the new law will “reduce the extent of what is patentable compared to the current law, which has no statutory exclusion at all”.
While media headlines emphasised the software patent changes, James & Wells’ Macaskill pointed out that in many respects the new law brings New Zealand’s patent regime into line with those of other countries.
“More closely mirroring the processes overseas will also help New Zealand businesses to secure patent protection,” he said.
The Australian Government is mulling the release a new national energy rating system aimed at providing clearer consumer advice on the energy efficiency of data centres.
The system, the National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), is adopted from the building industry and use a six star rating system, similar to that given to televisions and whitegoods, to rate ICT equipment, data centre infrastructure or both.
According to the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency’s Shane Holt, the system, which was soft launched in February, is slated to begin on a voluntary basis in 2016, with a view to becoming mandatory two years later.
Speaking to an industry session on energy efficiency, Holt said the aim of the system was not to penalise data centre operators with poor energy use, but to better inform data centre users.
“We are not looking to set a minimum standard [of energy efficiency],” he said. “Rather, for those enterprises who are interested in attracting business to their facility should disclose what their energy rating so that apples can be compared to apples.”
The agency intends to work with the IT via the AIIA, and has already begun a consultation process via expression of interest (EOI) and request for quote (RFQ) from data centre providers.
According to Holt, the scheme will begin on a voluntary basis from 2016, with the potential for regulation making the scheme mandatory two years later, depending on industry take-up of NABERS.
“We are talking about 2018; we are talking about potentially disclosure for those enterprise data centres – the people who are out there marketing, ‘come to my data centre because it is good and we’ll show you how good it is using the NABERS tool’,” he said.
“We would like to start that as a voluntary scheme, and like most voluntary schemes those that a very good would embrace it more quickly than those that aren’t, then we would potentially look at regulation.”
A spokesperson at NextDC said that the data centre provider welcomed the scheme, but emphasised that it was preferable that it remain voluntary in order to minimise any administrative burdens.
“We also believe that it is in the best interests of data centres to participate in the scheme, without it needing to be made mandatory,” the spokesperson said.
In NextDC’s view, NABERS was essential in further promoting effective sustainable data centre design, and in ensuring that power usage effectiveness (PUE), as measured under the NABERS rating tool, was applied as a consistent standard of measurement.
“Currently, the way PUE is measured varies widely, meaning the ratings published are not comparable,” the spokesperson said. “Under the NABERS scheme, the ratings will be based on set measured readings over the course of a year, and all of those readings will be used in calculating a PUE.
“Expectantly, this will prompt companies to devise better long-term strategies around energy efficiency, ultimately leading to greater efficiency, lower carbon emissions and better control of costs to end users.”
The Federal Government has moved to assure cloud service providers that a new voluntary consumer protection code being developed is not a precursor to mandatory industry regulation.
Speaking in caretaker capacity at an Australian Computer Society (ACS) event to debate aspects of the new Cloud Computing Consumer Protocol, Keith Besgrove, first assistant secretary, digital services at the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), said any new cloud rules would remain voluntary.
“Secondly, the government has indicated that it does not intend to regulate cloud services at the sector level,” he said. “Some people have interpreted the discussions we are having today as a precursor to regulation. That is certainly not our intention.
“We are exploring the potential need for, and value in, some form of — you could call it industry self-regulation, but it is really just a voluntary attestation of the sorts of things which providers might sign onto.”
According to Besgrove, it was the government’s view that it would be inappropriate to regulate the cloud services market at present due to cloud being an emerging delivery platform, which would likely be stifled by sector-specific regulation.
In addition, there was already whole-of-economy regulation that applies to cloud services, including the new National Privacy Principles, elements within the Telecommunications Act, and also Australian consumer law.
“I want to emphasise that the idea [for a cloud protocol] was put forward to us from industry; we did not dream this up,” he said.
“We are calling it a protocol, because those of you who are familiar with the Telecommunications Act would be aware that the word ‘code’ has a particular non-voluntary meaning… so we wanted to try to get away from that.”
Google in its submission said that imposing a “highly prescriptive protocol” was inappropriate, given the dynamism of the IT industry. Further, the company argued that Australia’s tech start-ups could be hurt by the protocol.
“The introduction of unnecessary self-regulation could impede market operation and curtail both the development of Australian internet computing providers and the dynamics of Australian businesses accessing important global services,” Google’s submission says.
Despite such criticism, Besgrove said feedback to the Federal Government’s Cloud Strategy, released in July, had indicated that there was a desire for government to play a role in the cloud services provision sector.
“Trust and confidence was identified as a key barrier to greater cloud adoption, so it is recognised that government may have a role in promoting trust and confidence [in cloud]…” he said.
The government of Minas Gerais will inject R$15mi ($6.2mi) in a startup acceleration program designed to retain talent and bring investments to the Brazilian state.
The Startups and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development (SEED) program will provide up to R$80,000 ($34,000) in equity-free funding to 40 startups led by one person to three people each. Three rounds of the program are expected to take place until the end of 2014.
The acceleration and mentoring program will last six months and during that time, the entrepreneurs will be based in Minas Gerais capital Belo Horizonte and be part of a tech cluster dubbed “San Pedro Valley.” To start with, the initiative is not targeting any specific segments.
“We are open to any technology-based idea that is scalable and sustainable,” says the chief executive at the Minas Gerais State Office for Strategic Priorities, André Barrence.
A private sector consortium has been chosen through a tendering process to deliver the startup acceleration initiative. This group of companies includes coworking firm The Hub, which is where the entrepreneurs will be based during the six months of the program.
As well as the government investment, other partners will support SEED in ways other than hard cash, including Google and Amazon, with resources such as cloud storage.
The Minas government is also looking to attract investors to benefit from the startup ecosystem that it is working to create.
“While we will accelerate startups, we want investors who beleieve in those ideas too. We already have a group, albeit limited, of investors, angels and so on, but we want to turn Minas Gerais into a destination for any investor looking for digital enterprises,” Barrence says.
“And after a program like ours, those companies will had a ‘seal of approval’ of sorts – of couse not all of them will be funded, but backers will be much more comfortable when choosing their investments among the ideas we will accelerate and mentor,” he points out.
A paradigm shift
A six-month period saw Barrence’s team maturing the idea for SEED and establishing the framework for the program. He says that there were limitations that had to be overcome, such as the inability for the government to support individuals financially for the development of a tech-based business idea. A bill was put forward to make those changes possible, which then became law.
“[The ability to fund individuals] is something that only the state of Minas Gerais has; we will not require that the entrepreneur has a formalized company to be part of the program. All we want is the ideas and the knowledge they will bring,” Barrence says.
As well as fostering the creation of a center of innovation excellence in Minas Gerais, SEED is also intended to tackle a brain drain that has been affecting the state for decades.
“A major problem that bothers us a lot is the fact that we have talented people with very good educational backgrounds in Minas Gerais but end up leaving the state and going elsewhere. And we want to retain this human capital,” Barrence says.
“We want to do that by bringing in companies that will create attractive jobs for these young people. At the same time, we will create an environment where they will create their own jobs by developing business ideas. The ideal scenario is to get people to think ‘Why would I leave Belo Horizonte if there are plenty of interesting jobs here?’,” he adds.
As the government will take no shares in the future companies, Barrence says the program’s measure of success will be the creation of a whole new mindset when it comes to entrepreneurship and a thriving startup scene in Minas Gerais.
“We want Minas to become the birthplace of digital technology entrepreneurs in Latin America and develop a tradition of nurturing people who turn great ideas into reality.”
(Reuters) – Opposition fighters across Syria are preparing to launch attacks that exploit anticipated U.S.-led military strikes, but there are no plans to coordinate with Western forces, a Syrian rebel commander said on Saturday.
The United States said on Friday it was planning a limited response to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a “brutal and flagrant” chemical weapons attack it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus 10 days ago. Washington has five cruise-missile equipped destroyers in the region.
The Syrian government denies using chemical arms.
Qassim Saadeddine, a former Syrian army colonel and spokesman for the rebels’ Supreme Military Council, said the council had sent a selection of rebel groups a military plan of action to use if strikes took place.
“The hope is to take advantage when some areas are weakened by any strikes. We ordered some groups to prepare in each province, to ready their fighters for when the strike happens,” he told Reuters, speaking by Skype.
“They were sent a military plan that includes preparations to attack some of the targets we expect to be hit in foreign strikes, and some others that we hope to attack at the same time.”
The Supreme Military Council is the armed wing linked to the National Coalition, an umbrella group considered to be the opposition’s political leadership abroad.
Saadeddine said the plans had been prepared without any help from foreign powers. He said no information had been offered to them by the United States or any other Western countries such as France, which has supported carrying out a strike on Assad.
“The United States considers us to be one of the two parties engaged in a civil war, they haven’t spoken to the rebel leadership at large, though they have communicated to the political leaders in the Coalition,” Saadeddine said. “There may have been consultations with the head of our council, Salim Idriss, but I cannot confirm this.”
Syria’s two-and-a-half year old conflict began as a peaceful protests against four decades of Assad family rule but has become a civil war that has killed more than 100,000 people.
Activists said rockets loaded with poison-gas killed hundreds of people in rebel-held areas outside Damascus, many of them children, on August21. The Syrian government blames rebels fighting to topple Assad for the attack, but Washington says its intelligence shows Assad’s forces were responsible.
Saadeddine said his forces assessed that a Western attack would happen in the coming days and would last about three days.
Syria is expecting a military strike “at any moment,” a security official said on Saturday, only hours after U.N. inspectors left the country after investigating the aftermath of suspected chemical weapons attacks said to be perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.
“We are expecting an attack at any moment. We are ready to retaliate at any moment,” an unnamed Syrian security official told AFP news agency.
The departure of the U.N. inspectors has given the United States an opportunity to carry out a military strike, after President Barack Obama on Friday indicated that military intervention was pending.
The U.S. president said that his administration was looking at the possibility of a “limited, narrow act,” while emphasizing that no final decision had yet been made on possible military strikes against the Syrian regime.
The U.N. inspectors are due to report back to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and present their conclusion on whether or not a poison gas attack took place on August 21.
The Syrian regime has denied responsibility for the alleged attacks which the U.S. government says caused the deaths of some 1,400 people.
WILMINGTON, Del. (CBS) — Neighbors near Kosciuszko Park in Wilmington expressed anger and outrage Friday, after learning the details of a brutal gang-rape that happened in the park Thursday.
Police say two women, ages 32 and 24, were reportedly attacked and sexually assaulted by a group of 10 to 12 black male juveniles in Kosciuszko Park at about 6:54 p.m. Thursday. According to police, the suspects, who range in age from 12 to 17-years-old, remain on the loose.
The victims were transported to Christiana Hospital for treatment.
Wilmington police increased patrols Friday in the park which is located in the 600 block of South Franklin Street in the Hedgeville Community.
The women were released from the hospital Friday, but as of Friday night, police had no suspects and no witnesses.
“The new criminal we’re seeing, they’re bold, they’re brazen, and they have a total disregard for life,” said Maria Cabrera, city councilwoman-at-large in Wilmington.
Neighbors who live near the park gathered with reporters, politicians, and police for a small rally Friday against crime and in show of support of the victims.
“This is a good neighborhood, and I lived around here for a year,” said Baseer Powell, who had come to walk through the park. “I’m surprised this happened, but its on these kids’ parents to raise them right.”
His wife Sharee said in light of today’s events, there will be no more family visits to the park.
“Who told you that it was ok to mistreat women to this magnitude? And what do you need from society so that you can make better choices,” said Wilmington Councilwoman Sherry Dorsey-Walker, whose district includes the park. “There’s no easing someone’s mind when you have young people committing these types of crimes.”
The incident remains under investigation by the Wilmington Police Department.
Anyone with information is urged to call:
Detective Joseph Cooper @ 302.576.3634
Wilmington Police Confidential Tip Line @ 302.576.3990
Crime Stoppers @ 1-800.TIP.3333 or online at www.tipsubmit.com.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A sixth U.S. warship is now operating in the eastern Mediterranean, near five U.S. destroyers armed with cruise missiles that could soon be directed against Syria as part of a “limited, precise” strike, defense officials said late on Friday.
They stressed that the USS San Antonio, an amphibious ship with several hundred U.S. Marines on board, was in the region for a different reason and there were no plans to put Marines on the ground as part of any military action against Syria.
One of the officials said the San Antonio’s passage into the Mediterranean was long-planned, but officials thought it prudent to keep the ship in the eastern Mediterranean near the destroyers given the current situation.
“It’s been kept there as a precaution,” said one of the officials, who was not authorized to speak publicly.
The San Antonio transited through the Suez Canal on Thursday from the Red Sea, and received new orders on Friday to remain in the eastern Mediterranean, near the destroyers, according to defense officials. It is one of three ships that are carrying 2,200 Marines who have been on a six-month deployment in the region around the Arabian peninsula.
The Obama administration released evidence on Friday that it said demonstrated the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against civilians. It made clear on Friday that it would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the “brutal and flagrant” attack that it says killed more than 1,400 people in Damascus last week.
Officials cautioned the operation under discussion involved a limited, precise set of targets that would be of a short duration, unlike the broader campaign against Libya in March 2011.
The U.S. Navy generally keeps three destroyers in the Mediterranean, but kept two additional destroyers there at the end of their deployments as the situation evolved in Syria over the past week.
The five destroyers are each carrying an estimated three dozen or more Tomahawk missiles for a combined total of about 200 missiles, according to defense officials.
Byron Callan, analyst with Capital Alpha Partners, projected that a limited Syrian strike would use about 200 to 300 Tomahawk missiles, compared to about 221 used in the Libya operation.
Defense officials said a more narrowly targeted operation against Syria could involve even less missiles.
They cited a debate within the Obama administration about striking the right balance between a limited cruise missile attack aimed at delivering a message about chemical weapons, and a broader attack that could be seen as a strong insertion of the United States into the Syrian civil war.