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Selena Gomez is sporting a new tattoo which could very well be inspired by her love for boyfriend, Justin Bieber. The 19-year-old actress and singer quietly went into a tattoo parlor and got some new ink. Justin was nowhere in sight, so maybe it was a surprise for him.The two lovebirds have declared their love for each other, and Justin has even given Selena a ring. Yesterday, her little tattoo secret was exposed when a man with the Twitter name, Jordan Sandoval, revealed her new body art. after tweeting the message, he was inundated with questions from fans. Surprisingly, he took the time to answer most of them.He calmly explained he did not see Justin Bieber or any family with Selena. usually, wherever Selena is, Justin is, but not this time. Jordan claims the new ink is a small, black heart under her wrist. when asked about Selena’s demeanor, Jordan replied, “No, she wasn’t nervous. She is way cute.”The inking happened at under the Gun in Hollywood with tattoo artist Louie Gomez having the honors of permanently marking one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. A picture posted on Jordan’s account is evidence the tattoo really happened. but, the picture does not actually show the tattoo. Could this be an elaborate hoax?Jordan replied to those questions with his own, “Why would I lie.” Lots of reasons really, but mainly, because it stirs up attention. According to one of the responses, Louie is the same tattoo artist who inked Justin’s dad. That lends a little more credibility to the story.Selena is keeping quiet and has not responded to the questions fans are firing at her about the tattoo. Do you think it is real? is it a declaration of love for Justin Bieber?after her eventful day, Selena Gomez was spotted out on the town having dinner with friends. Pictures of Selena do not reveal any bandages on her wrists, but it is nearly impossible to see her inner wrists with the angle of the photos.
Tweeting troubles … Melbourne writer and critic, Marieke Hardy, named Joshua Meggitt via Twitter. Photo: Damian Bennett
TWITTER is being sued for defamation for the first time under Australian law.
Joshua Meggitt, the Melbourne man wrongly named by writer and TV identity Marieke Hardy as the author of a hate blog dedicated to her, is now suing Twitter Inc itself.
Mr Meggitt’s lawyer, Stuart Gibson, served a legal notice yesterday on the San Francisco-based social media giant, a company valued last year at $US7 billion ($A6.5 billion), as the publisher of a tweet by Hardy last November.
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Her tweet read: ”I name and shame my ‘anonymous’ internet bully. Liberating business! Join me,” with a link to her blog, where she incorrectly named mr Meggitt as the author of ”ranting, hateful” articles about her.
It was a tweet seen around the world, and now that Hardy (below) has already reached a confidential legal settlement with mr Meggitt, believed to be about $15,000, and published an apology on her blog, his lawyers are seeking damages from the social media site where the original defamation had the greatest exposure.
The original tweet appeared on Twitter’s homepage, and was copied by some of Hardy’s 60,897 followers and other Twitter users taking part at the time in a worldwide online anti-abuse campaign. Many also commented on the original post in ways that could be construed as defamatory.
”Twitter are a publisher, and at law anyone involved in the publication can be sued,” mr Gibson said. ”We’re suing for the retweets and the original tweet – and many of the retweets and comments are far worse.”
Twitter users are not being sued individually as part of this legal action, mr Gibson said.
While it is widely believed that Twitter itself can’t be sued, he cites a landmark 2002 High Court case in which Melbourne mining magnate Joseph Gutnick won the right to sue US business news publisher Dow Jones in Victoria, under Australian law, rather than in the US.
Mr Gibson also argues that, as his client has never signed on to Twitter, he has never agreed to the site’s terms and conditions. to sign on, all users agree that they take sole responsibility for any content they generate.
Media lawyer David Poulton, who advises Fairfax Media, said: ”There’s not a lot of difference conceptually between Twitter or other internet publishing and an airmail copy of a newspaper; it’s just quicker.”
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Rihanna got some fresh ink.
Early Wednesday, the superstar tweeted photos from a Hollywood tattoo parlor, including a shot of “THUG LIFE” newly written in pink across her knuckles.
She captioned the picture with, “♫ all these b**ches screaming that 2pac back ♫ #THUGLIFE.”
The singer has about a dozen tattoos already.
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A question that will undoubtedly be asked more and more frequently in the preparation of estate planning documents is what will happen to the online identity of a person when they die.
As our online presence becomes more and more aligned with how we define ourselves, Will makers are beginning to recognise the need to ensure that they consider how the online component of their lives will continue, or cease to continue, upon their death.
News.com recently flagged an interesting article on this very issue. Across the World it is estimated that 1.78 million Facebook users are expected to die this year, nearly 200,000.00 of them over the age of 55.
The issue that this raises is what will happen to the email, internet banking, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, iTunes, and Linked in accounts of these people following their death.
The article calls for heavier regulation and the establishment of a code of conduct for website providers in the way in which they deal with approaches by family members of a deceased, however in my view, the matter could in some circumstances be better dealt with by way of pre-emptive estate planning.
While there may be legal implications with the disclosure of pertinent banking and other online passwords, it may be prudent for Will makers to provide a list of online passwords amongst their personal papers that can be passed to their Executors upon their death. in this way, the passwords are not openly disclosed as part of the Will, but the deceased’s accounts may still be managed in accordance with their wishes, provided they are clearly set out in the Will.
Thought must be given here as to how online service providers and regulators will handle the disclosure of passwords and other pertinent personal information by their users into the future, as generations who have grown accustomed to enjoying an online identity approach old-age.
While a solution to this issue is far from clear-cut and traverses a number of sometimes conflicting areas of law, the consideration is one that we are more than more likely to be faced with into the future.
If you have any questions about this important topic, or your Estate planning needs in general, please contact me.
Prime Minister Najib Razak, despite splurging several dozen millions of taxpayers’ money hiring Tony Blair’s former media team to remake his somewhat shady image into a ‘Mr Cool’, may soon find himself melting in the sweltering heat of the French open courts.
“The Ops Scorpene dinner talk at Holborn Uni went really well. Lawyer Joseph Breham announced that the instruction judge is on the verge of being appointed,” Suaram director Cynthia Gabriel said on Twitter at end of the Sept 30 fundraiser in London that was closely followed back home.
“Mr cool is going to face the heat very soon! Ops Scorpene’s legal briefing in Holborn was told that the case will open very soon in France.”
No, Breham did not disppoint those who came to get the latest update on how the probe against French arms giant DCN was getting on. according to Cynthia, the legal briefing was streamed live and avidly followed by Malaysians in Australia despite it being at an “unearthly hour for them”.
Suaram had in 2010 filed a complaint in Paris against DCN, accusing it of paying kickbacks to Malaysian officials including Najib to secure the deal. It has held several dinner talks to raise the legal fees needed to bring the case to open court.
And now, the stage is finally set and the grand drama involving DCN, Najib, his close friend Razak Baginda and the beautiful but tragic Altantuya Shaariibuu about to begin.
The Parisian courts would obviously follow the French legal system which is different from the Malaysian one that is based on the British legal code. in France, an instructional judge or an investigating judge is part of the inquisitorial system that France practices in its courts of law.
This is a legal system where the court or a part of the court is actively involved in investigating the facts of the case, as opposed to an adversarial system where the role of the court is primarily that of an impartial referee between the prosecution and the defense. Inquisitorial systems are used in some countries with civil legal systems as opposed to common law systems.
The main feature of the inquisitorial system in criminal justice in France and other countries functioning along the same lines is the function of the examining or investigating judge (juge d’instruction). The examining judge conducts investigations into serious crimes or complex enquiries. as members of the judiciary, they are independent and outside the province of the executive branch, and therefore separate from the Office of Public Prosecutions which is supervised by the Minister of Justice.
An investigating judge holds great authority in the search for evidence. The judge questions witnesses, interrogates suspects, and orders searches for other investigations. The examining judge’s goal is not to prosecute the accused, but to gather facts, and as such their duty is to look for any and all evidence (à charge et à décharge), incriminating or exculpatory.
Such a system of independent examination will no doubt trouble Najib. He already has to contend with going into an election year with declining popularity points, a divided UMNO party as well as being on the receiving end of a ‘nosy’ judge in France over a bombshell of a corruption case with murder thrown in to boot!
Abusing the Malaysian system
With such burdens to bear, it is small wonder that influential former premier Mahathir Mohamad has restated his earlier claim that if snap elections were to be held now – which pundits take to mean the November date that is being widely touted around town – the UMNO-led BN coalitionwill lose GE-13.Although, Mahathir did not mention the ongoing Scorpenes probe, the Altantuya muder case nor the Sodomy II trial in which Najib and wife Rosmah Mansor are also implicated, he made it obvious that Najib has become a liability to UMNO and BN.
Despite Mahathir’s misgivings, Najib probably reckons he can control the news flow and clean up after the bad publicity. for sure, he can influence the Altantuya and Sodomy II cases in Malaysia, but he cannot do anything about the Scorpenes because that probe is in France and way out of his reach. and this is why he is such a walking time-bomb for his party, even though he refuses to admit it.
Sodomy II relates to the accusation that he had conspired with Anwar Ibrahim’s former aide Saiful Bukhari Azlan to frame the Opposition Leader for sodomy, which is illegal in Malaysia, for the purpose of derailing his arch enemy’s political comeback. Indeed, all eyes are now on how the Malaysian court will rule in his application to set aside a subpoena for himself and Rosmah to appears as witnessnes in the trial.
Indeed, it is hard to see how the Kuala Lumpur High Court can rule that Najib is not a relevant since he had met Saiful and even advised him to lodge a police complaint against Anwar two days before Saiful claimed he was again sodomised,. as Anwar’s counsel has said, Najib can shed light on Saiful’s mental state and his testimony would be crucial for Anwar’s defense. But then the lines separating the judiciarry from the executive in Malaysia are very much blurred compared to France.
The same goes for the Altantuya murder. The 28-year-old Mongolian translator travelled widely with Baginda during his negotiations with DCN in the early 2000s, and it has been alleged that Najib, who as the Defense minister in 2002 had sanctioned the submarines purchase, had also travelled with them. Altantuya was murdered by two of Najib’s former bodyguards in 2006. Her parents filed a RM100 million lawsuit against the Malaysian government in 2007, while the bodyguards have appealed their 2009 death sentence.
However, both cases remain mysteriously submerged despite countless queries in Parliament as to their status. One excuse after another has been offered by the Attorney General’s chambers as well as the Chief Justice, but few in Malaysia are fooled by the delay. they see a sinister hand of intereference in both cases and it is a fair and easy guess whose hand it is that might be pulling the strings behind the scenes.
But France is out of Najib’s reach
But in France, apart from establishing if DCN had really bribed Najib and other Malaysian officials to seal the deal, the Scorpenes hearing is likely to rake up a lot of details that would shed light on the Altantuya murder. This could pave the way for her murder case to be re-opene
Additionally, and this significance is only just beginning to dawn on corporate Malaysia, is how impactful the Scorpenes hearing will be.
The huge web of corruption and illicit wheeling and dealing amongst firms connected to the procurement of arms by the Defense ministry is bound to be unravelled. many corporate bigwigs sitting on these Defense-linked firms, and also holding positions in other major companies, will be implicated.
It is a cinch that an entire chain reaction will be set off that could shake the business sector and force a revamp in the way the BN government has erstwhile intertwined politics with big-time business.
No wonder Mahathir is sure that his UMNO will “lose big” if elections are held soon!
OpsScorpene dinner talk at Holborn Uni went really well. Lawyer JosephBreham announced that instruction judge on verge of being appointed.