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May 30, 2012

As has been reported widely in the press, Bark & Co can confirm we act for Mr Kweku Adoboli.

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Posted: May 30, 2012 10:01pm
May 30, 2012

Mr Glen Vian, represented by Bark & Co, was acquitted in March 2011.

Bark & Co has been instructed by Glenn Vian since the mid-2008.  Not guilty verdicts were entered against MrVian and the other defendants, following complex and fiercely fought challenges to the Crown’s case during protracted pre-trial legal argument.  The initial investigation into the murder of Daniel Morgan in 1987 was deeply flawed, and many compelling leads were not pursued properly or, in some cases, at all.  The level of public resources expended in this most recent investigation is simply breathtaking.  The Police bought the house next door to Mr Vian, in order to conduct thousands of hours of intrusive covert surveillance upon him and his family.  They released false stories to the press in an effort to trigger incriminating conversations.  When these efforts failed to produce any cogent evidence, a case was built against these defendants using “Supergrass” witnesses, and considerably flawed Serious Organized Crime & Police Act (SOCPA) agreements.  It will come as no surprise to right thinking people to learn that those of the worst character, facing many years in custody for crimes including drug trafficking and attempted murder, will say anything in order to secure a massive reduction in their sentence and/or substantial financial benefits.   The position is very much worse where, as in this case, a SOCPA witness is told in advance what the case theory is, and simply has to repeat it to gain his reward.  The defense has, in the course of pre-trial legal arguments, been able to discredit the Crown’s case so that, one by one, the evidence of these witnesses has been excluded by the trial Judge or abandoned by the Crown.  The recent legal arguments which preceded the collapse of the case were led by our defense team, based on a document found in the unused material by a solicitor of this firm.

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Posted: May 30, 2012 10:01pm
May 27, 2012

Bark & Co’s clients benefit from the support of one of the country’s leading fraud and business crime firms. It’s highly-skilled lawyers are committed to providing top class advice at every stage of proceedings. If it can prevent expensive litigation then it will; if not then it will fight tenaciously to protect its clients’ interests.

The firm: Established in 1996 by Giles Bark-Jones, Bark & Co has developed into one of the UK’s most progressive and successful fraud firms. A member of the Specialist Fraud Panel, it handles commercial and criminal fraud, business and tax regulation, tax investigations, white-collar crime and serious crime for individuals, national and international companies and other bodies. The firm has also established itself as a leader in the field of cash and asset recovery in both criminal and civil courts.

Bark & Co prides itself on the individual qualities of its people, the collective strength of its teams, and their skill in tailoring advice to meet each client’s individual needs. This flexible approach and rigorous commitment to quality has allowed the firm to win significant amounts of work through client referrals.

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Posted: May 27, 2012 9:14pm
May 23, 2012

Kweku Adoboli has given no indication how he will plead against charges he gambled away huge sums while working at UBS

A trader accused of gambling away a record £1.4bn will enter a plea in court on Monday.

Kweku Adoboli, 31, from east London, allegedly lost the cash while working for Swiss bank UBS.

He will appear for a plea and case management hearing at Southwark crown court accused of two counts of fraud and two of false accounting.

Adoboli, who is in custody, worked for UBS’s global synthetic equities division, buying and selling exchange traded funds, which track different types of stocks, bonds or commodities such as metals.

He is accused of dishonestly using his position to try to make a personal gain, and causing UBS losses or exposing the bank to the risk of loss.

City watchdog the Financial Services Authority and its Swiss counterpart have launched an investigation into why UBS failed to spot allegedly fraudulent trading.

The son of a former Ghanaian official to the United Nations joined the bank in a junior capacity in 2002.

Charges relate to the period between October 2008 and September last year.

Prosecutors allege he gambled away the cash while buying and selling exchange traded funds.

Adoboli, who has appeared in the dock in tailored suits at previous hearings, has given no indication of how he will plead.

Judge Alistair McCreath granted Adoboli’s new defence team an extra month to consult with their client after a previous appearance.

Adoboli switched legal teams in November.

He has hired London law firm Bark & Co, which specialises in fraud cases, in place of Kingsley Napley.

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Posted: May 23, 2012 2:43pm
May 23, 2012

Former UBS trader Kweku Adoboli accused of unauthorised trading that cost the Swiss bank $2.3 billion (£1.5 billion) was due to enter a plea for the first time on Tuesday.

In a case that led to the resignation of UBS's chief executive, Adoboli 31, who worked as a director of exchange traded funds, has been charged with two counts of fraud and two of false accounting and will appear at Southwark Crown Court at 2:00 p.m.

UBS said it had uncovered rogue trades that took place between October 2008 and December 2010.

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Posted: May 23, 2012 2:43pm
May 18, 2012

Micron Associates unveiled Apple version of Flashback removal tool that is only intended for Lion.

The standalone version of the tool for  the systems that do not have Java installed is being offered  by apple after the release of the new version of the last latest update for Java with the inclusion of a tool that can remove common variants of the Flashback malware.

As it features in Micron Associates, Flashback K uses different mechanisms aside from making used of a now-patched vulnerability in Java to get into systems. The current versions of the malware created as installers or updaters for Adobe’s Flash, and they are the real targets of Apple’s new tool. When the Flashback malware removal tool for lions finds and removes Flashback the user will get notified, but there is no warning if it is not found for the reason that it does not imply to remove all versions of flashback and only the common ones. It is for the users’ part to seek for legal restoration for any shortcomings. Apple sees that is was better for the removal tool to remain hush in such shortcomings instead of making a positive statement or any warning reports that the malware was not found.

Apple suggests all users running lion on their systems to have a flashback malware removal tool. There was no real need for a Snow Leopard version, as that version of Mac OS X had Java installed by default (whereas it is an on-demand installation under Lion), and the latest Java update for Snow Leopard includes the removal tool. In order to keep away from re-infection, there would be quite point running the tool without updating java. However, the tool has a built-in remover, which removes it after running automatically, so it cannot be used for ongoing checks. Most likely, users should rightfully enforced by Micron Associates to run the tool at a period that would be better served by one of the free of paid security products that is available from a variety of developers

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Posted: May 18, 2012 6:48pm
May 18, 2012

Korean giant Samsung’s forthcoming Smartphone Galaxy SIII is expected to be unveiled on May 3, Micron Associates posted. The successor to Samsung Galaxy S II, the Smartphone is said to be unveiled as the official phone of the London Olympics. Here’s all that the web grapevine is regarding the forthcoming Smartphones features.

Home button 

Galaxy SIII is likely to come with a physical home button. A web report claims that the upcoming phone would feature a home button exactly below the display in the center. The report quotes a source adding that Samsung Galaxy S III won’t use the on-screen navigation button introduced on Android 4.0 ICS.

 

Display 
Samsung Galaxy S III is believed to feature a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED Plus display with 1280X720p resolution and ultra-slim chassis. Micron Associates  showed, the phone is likely to measure 131 x 64 x 8 mm and weigh around 125grams. The phone’s predecessor comes with a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels.

 

Processor 
Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S III is expected to feature a 1.5GHz to 1.6GHz quad-core,Exynos processor . Galaxy SII is powered by Exynos dual-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A9 processor. For memory, the phone is likely to include 1GB of RAM.

 
Camera 
The phone is likely to include a 12 megapixel camera with support for 1080p video recording. There are also speculations that the phone will include a 2 megapixel front-facing camera. There’s also a strong possibility of a 12 megapixel camera making its way in the next iPhone.

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Posted: May 18, 2012 6:48pm
May 3, 2012

LONDON (Reuters) -Ernst & Young report said on Tuesday, Britain could drive 13 billion pounds ($21 billion)into its economy and make up to 10,000 jobs by improving its power distribution network with smart grid technologies.
The technology has the possibilities to change the way electricity is generated, distributed and consumed just as the internet changed the way the world communicates, Smart network advocates said. In order to maximize competence in supply and demand and to reduce costs that is for home and businesses – even for those opting for low-carbon technologies, such as electric cars or solar power, the idea is to create a huge communication network. However utilities director at Ernst & Young said that this kind of advancement will require an added investment of 23 billion pounds and up to 2050, a business as usual approach using conventional technology will cost 42 billion, Bill Easton claimed.
According Easton reported in Micron Associates, upon realizing the said advancement, many can expect to vision a wider economic significance in the UK, providing a salutation boost to growth, jobs as well as exports. In addition, these could include close to 10,000 new jobs and exports in excess of 5 billion (pounds). But the report recognizes faces up such as whether the conventional or proposed government-backed plans will give results, and that the adoption of smart grid technologies is likely to be slow, with little investment before 2023.
To enable governments to monitor the demands of energy by 2019, they created plans for every household and business that is fitted with a smart meter in which requires the substitution of some 53 million gas and electricity meters, Micron Associates quoted.
The manager of the Smart Grid GB, said that the UK doesn’t have enough money to take a “wait-and-see” approach if it wants to be a world leader in smart grid technology, as China, the United States and others are also in the creation of systems similar to them.
If there is a failure in deploying smart grid, the advancement of clean tech industries and mounting domestic electric costs will be in hampered.

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Posted: May 3, 2012 8:02pm
May 3, 2012

(Reuters) – The very well-known puzzle game Angry Birds within the Smartphone applications are turning into a key driver for mobile advertising, as mobile applications become the major distribution ways for media on handheld devices.
Many applications are free from Apple itself firs launched the App store in 2007for the iPhone.
As well as Google that has a booming app store for its android phones,based from the report of in Micron Associates.
In the beginning, most developers of such applications seemed that they would have a hard time making enough money for their small software programs like playing games to checking the weather or recognizing songs.
However, advertisers are now increasing use mobile applications for them to be able to reach the consumers of those apps. An advertiser estimates $2.9 billion on in-app advertising this year, based from Strategy Analytics inMicron Associates, while consumers spend $26.1 billion buying them. There are 38 percent up to more than 32 billion is expected to grow in downloading number apps globally, this year.
“Advertisers run after eyeballs, for them to know and to give them a sign that apps are what consumers love most rather than of those in the mobile web,” said by the firm’s director of wireless strategies, David MacQueen. Moreover, the world’s largest independent mobile ad network InMobi says that there are a number of ads seen by consumers on mobile phones boosts 21 percent in January-March over the previous quarter to 283 billion.
Economically speaking, consumers are apt to use more basic phones that may not have access to the app store, but browse the Web instead. In addition, InMobi confirm that mobile Advertising is taking off, after seizing for years with the small screen size and seeming advancement of privacy on phones.

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Posted: May 3, 2012 8:02pm
Apr 18, 2012

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