A Landmark Verdict Finds Bank Responsible for Supporting Terrorist Attacks


A Landmark Verdict Finds Bank Responsible for Supporting Terrorist Attacks
 A Landmark Verdict Finds Bank Responsible for Supporting Terrorist Attacks

In what has the potential to be one of the most important verdicts in the era of modern terrorism, a federal jury has found the Arab Bank of Jordan liable for « knowingly supporting terrorism efforts » relating to 24 attacks by the terrorist group Hamas that took place during the Second Intifada.

The suit was filed under the AmericanAnti-Terrorism Act, which allows for Americans or their families to sue if they are harmed in acts of terrorism abroad. In the case of the roughly 300 plaintiffs, they sought damages from the Arab Bank, in part, for hosting accounts for members of Hamas.

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Yahoo Faces Moment of Decision, Again by MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED and DAVID GELLES



Its top assets are its remaining stake in Alibaba and 35 percent of Yahoo Japan, but analysts say the rest of Yahoo is challenged.

Published: September 25, 2014 at 12:00AM

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Activist Hedge Fund Pushes Yahoo to Weigh a Deal With AOL by MICHAEL J. DE LA MERCED



As Yahoo tries to figure out what to do after raising $6 billion from its stake in the Alibaba Group, a prominent investor, Starboard Value, has emerged to offer some suggestions — including buying AOL.

Published: September 26, 2014 at 12:00AM

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Stockholders of FedFirst Financial Corporation Approve FedFirst’s Pending Merger With CB Financial Services, Inc.

CARMICHAELS, Pa. and MONESSEN, Pa., Sep 26, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) CB Financial Services, Inc. ( CB ) (OTCQB:CBFV), the Carmichaels-based holding company for Community Bank, and FedFirst Financial Corporation ( FedFirst ) (Nasdaq:FFCO), the Monessen-based holding company for First Federal Savings Bank, announced that at a special meeting of stockholders held earlier today, FedFirst s stockholders overwhelmingly approved the Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for the pending merger of FedFirst with CB. Stockholders likewise voted in favor of a non-binding, advisory proposal to approve the payment of merger-related compensation to certain executive officers of FedFirst contingent upon the completion of the transaction. As previously announced, all regulatory approvals have been received for the proposed merger of First Federal Savings Bank with Community Bank. CB has pending with the Federal Reserve Board a request that it waive its application requirements with respect to

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Deux loteries incontournables pour gagner des Bitcoins


bitcoinSi vous essayez de gagner facilement quelques Bitcoins grâce aux Faucets, vous savez que le chemin est long et pénible avant d’arriver à gagner votre premier centime de BTC.
Pour ma part je me suis lassé bien avant cet objectif, pour ne finir par n’utiliser uniquement que ces deux sites de loterie qui offrent un gain potentiel bien plus intéressant. Les gains possibles sur ces 2 sites sont sujets à variation du fait de leur indexation sur le court du Bitcoin.

  • Sur Freebitco.in vous pouvez jouer une fois par heure, les gains vont de 0.00000341 BTC à 0.34095365 ฿.
  • Freebitcoinwin.com est un peu moins généreux, les gains vont de 0.00000224 BTC à 0.22359693 ฿ par heure.

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Fabriquer un bitcoin : un simple ordinateur suffit


PARIS, 22 août 2014 (AFP) – Pour obtenir des bitcoins, qui constituent 95% des monnnaies virtuelles échangées dans le monde, un simple ordinateur suffit. Une fois téléchargé un logiciel gratuit, la fabrication de cette monnaie –le « minage »– peut débuter.

Le prospecteur de bitcoins rejoint alors un réseau réunissant des dizaines de milliers d’ordinateurs dans le monde.


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Come and do a (fully-funded) PhD with me

Digital, Data & Policy

Fancy doing a PhD with me at Cardiff Metropolitan University? I have a fully-funded studentship (for UK/EU students) starting in September, in collaboration with HP in Bristol:

Scaling Superoptimisation for Enterprise Applications

Our world is increasingly dependent on the effectiveness and performance of software. Tools and methodologies for creating useful software artefacts have been around for many years, but the scalability of these systems for solving challenging real world problems are — in many important cases — poor. While there are numerous socio-technical issues associated with developing large software systems, there is a significant opportunity to address the optimisation of software in a strategic, adaptable and platform-independent way.

Superoptimisation is an approach to optimising code by aiming for optimality from the outset, rather than as the aggregation of heuristics that are neither intended nor guaranteed to give provable optimality. Building on previous work by Crick et al., this research…

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