Richard Meddings On U.S. Regulators: ‘You F*cking Americans. Who Are You To Tell Us, The Rest Of The World That We’re Not Going To Deal With Iranians?’.
Group Finance Director Richard Meddings, Nader Nazemi
This was said in 2006. Wow ! Talk about failed sanctions on a nation that is rightfully and independently pursuing its rightful place on the world arena. The country has more than 7000 years of history and was a world empire several times. The US and its cronies need to stop warmongering.
NEW YORK, Aug 8 (Reuters) – Standard Chartered Plc’s Group Finance Director Richard Meddings was the executive who allegedly cursed U.S. regulators in a conversation cited by a New York watchdog pursuing a money laundering case against the British bank, a source familiar with the situation said.
The New York State Department of Financial Services has threatened to strip Standard Chartered of its state banking licence, dubbing it a “rogue institution” that hid $250 billion of illegal transactions tied to Iran.
The bank strongly denies the figure, saying only a tiny proportion of the Iran-related transactions totalling less than $14 million were questionable under U.S. sanctions rules.
The source named 54-year-old Meddings, a possible future CEO of Standard Chartered, as the executive mentioned in what has been the most eye-catching piece of evidence quoted so far because of the colourful language allegedly used.
“You f—ing Americans. Who are you to tell us, the rest of the world that we’re not going to deal with Iranians ?” the U.S. regulator quoted an unidentified Standard Chartered executive director in London as saying in a conversation in 2006.
Microsoft posts quarterly loss but beats Wall Street – Yahoo! Finance.
These losses at Microsoft can be the beginnings of a new pattern.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp reported its first quarterly loss as a public company on Thursday as it took a previously announced hit for writing down the value of its ailing online unit, but held up better than expected in the face of stagnant computer sales.
Excluding the multibillion-dollar write-down, which was signaled earlier this month, and factoring in some deferred Windows revenue, the world’s largest software company actually exceeded Wall Street’s expectations, boosting its shares in after-market trading.
Apple must run “Samsung did not copy iPad” ads: report – Yahoo! News.
Samsung Galaxy Tab
The judge seems to be an Apple fanboy.
LONDON (Reuters) – Apple has been instructed by a British judge to run ads saying that Samsung did not copy its design for the iPad in the latest twist in the ongoing patent battles between the two tech giants, according to Bloomberg.
Judge Birss, who ruled last week that Samsung did not infringe Apple’s designs because its Galaxy Tab tablets were not “as cool” as the U.S. company’s iPad, said Apple should publish a notice on its website and in British newspapers to correct any impression that the South Korean company copied Apple, Bloomberg said.
Uh Oh, Facebook Is Losing Its Popularity – Yahoo! News.
And so it begins and which was predicted that Facebook will turn into myspace 2.0. It was foretold a long time ago. The company is only operating on hype and its claimed 900+ million users is nothing but users with multiple accounts and a large swath of unused accounts. Even the Investment Banks that underwrote the IPO if facebook knew that it was not worth what it was hyped to be and were actually sued and being sued for hiding material information from the general public.
Facebook today saw a drop in two main metrics of popularity: number of friends and likability, which presents a particular problem for the social network because popularity is what it sells.
Over the last month, Facebook has not only seen a 1.1 percent drop in U.S. users, but a decline in 14 of the 23 countries where it has 50 percent penetration, found an analyst using tracking software.
Beyond numbers though, another metric, the American Consumer Satisfaction Index, found over the last year the users that have stayed are less satisfied. Facebook scored a 61, which not only represents over a 7 percent decrease from one year ago, but puts it well below Google+.
Scientists see AIDS vaccine within reach after decades – Yahoo! News.
Very interesting news on the development of a vaccine for HIV Aids.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – At an ill-fated press conference in 1984, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Margaret Heckler boldly predicted an effective AIDS vaccine would be available within just two years.
A 2009 clinical trial in Thailand was the first to show it was possible to prevent HIV infection in humans. Since then, discoveries have pointed to even more powerful vaccines using HIV-fighting antibodies. Now scientists believe a licensed vaccine is within reach.
“We know the face of the enemy,” said Dr. Barton Haynes, of Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and recent director of the Center for HIV AIDS Vaccine Immunology (CHAVI).
What Your Facebook Page Says About Your Personality – Yahoo! News.
This is an interesting study. But then again on Facebook being the center of attention is what most users crave for.
If you think you’re keeping any secrets on Facebook, think again. It’s not just what you post on the social networking site, but how you post it that reveals what kind of person you are.
The scale reveals that those who like high-risk activity tend to update their status, upload photos and interact with friends frequently. While conversely, those who are more reserved tend to merely scroll through Facebook’s “news feed,” and don’t upload photos or actively engage with their friends.
World’s first nuclear cruiser up for auction as scrap – Yahoo! News.
The USS Long Beach, the nation’s first nuclear-powered guided missile cruiser, successfully completes her propulsion plant sea trials in Massachusetts Bay, July 26, 1961. (AP Photo/U.S. Navy)
These ships should be put on display and historic mementos.
) – The world’s first nuclear-powered surface warship, the USS Long Beach, was put up for auction asscrap metal
on Tuesday to be dismantled and recycled, after spending the past 17 years mothballed in a naval shipyard