the receipt was 'flashed' as a joke ask anyone who was at the event.
In the last 12 months I have received about 150 euros which part paid for my trip to Tillburg. My electricity bill for testing is about £80 a month but i pay this myself.
btw I know the tax system fairly well as I worked as a Computer programmer for 5 years for the Inland Revenue. Part of a major project to computerise the tax system.
If you know how the tax system works, you should know that an organization that has brought in seven figure sums needs to file paperwork as a non-profit in some local. It seems that the ICGA has taken in money in the UK, the Netherlands, and Japan. If I had knowledge of the ICGA taking in money in the US, I would report them to the IRS and attempt to get a whistleblower reward. If no paperwork had been filed in any local, the IRS would do their own calculations and go after the principals of the ICGA, in absentia if necessary. I'm sure the UK, the Netherlands, and Japan have similar laws in place.
You can't just proclaim you are a non-profit and don't need to file paperwork anywhere, as David stated, and expect that to fly with anybody. That is a surefire recipe for ending up in the big house...
I have no idea what the nature of your affiliation with this organization is, but anyone who would become an officer of a company that is apparently engaged in tax evasion certainly has a few screws loose.
The main problem with the ICGA is that, for many year, its main purpose has been to pay the salary of Jaap's secretary. So every year, they have to struggle to find a sponsor that will pay a lot of money, and do all the organization work. When they can't find such a generous sponsor, Jaap organises the tournament at his university, and tries to find all kinds of ways to raise as much money as possible from it.
If you are interested in a cheap tournament, I recommend the programmers tournament. It is organized by Richard Pijl in Belgium. Operators are not allowed. It has a great atmosphere.
> i have had hundreds of flash meals
Amazing, we have the same past-time. Have you tried Le Manoir just outside of Oxford? If you're heading from Manchester to London it's worth a 3 hour break.
I want to try the Fat Duck some day.
In Manchester there are not so many stars around but Michael Caines has an amazing restaurant here.
> which of your four or five different stories is the truth?
another lie that Harvey told few weeks ago was that Levy has never and will never read anything posted here...reading the CB article exposed Harvey's lie because Levy seems to indicate that he most definitely knows what is being said here.
just a tiny lie, but gives you a little insight about the man
He did it twice.
> HM Customs
HM stands for Her Majesty?
> If I'm correctly informed, Levy owns a house which cost £ 1/2 mio.
I suspect it would be worth a little more than that now.
This is all public domain knowledge found via Google:
President: David N.L. Levy
34, Courthope Road
Hampstead, London NW3 2LD
Someone bought the house on 04-May-2005 for £490,000. Although it's impossible to tell who bought the house, such information would have to be made available to The Court when awarding damages. Also any changes of ownership of that property since the ICGA verdict would be discovered.
Vas does not even have his source code, so what is it that his attorney gonna argue? How is he going to show that Vas is innocent? Besides, it also appears that Vas may have been a little careless in releasing very early ("non-original") versions to testers, further damaging his case.
No real life attorney in his right mind will touch this case on contingency because a win is far from guaranteed (attorneys prefer sure win cases like where the doctor took out the wrong kidney, etc) and because ICGA does not have deep pockets. But if Vas is willing to pay the upfront attorney retainer, expert fees, court costs, etc, then I am sure some lawyer out there will be willing to part him from his money.
with all due respect, I find it a little creepy and in poor taste that you guys are looking up and posting information on Levy's private residence (whether it be in public domain or not). Best regards.
We found the first reference to the Metro article. It looks like you are quoting another post, or are you quoting a website? Looking for post zero on that topic.
> Agreed, I found Nick's private address today and debated if i should post it but decided not to.
Where publicly available? I am interested. Perhaps I will get more valentines cards.
"For whatever has happened in Rajlich's life due to the ICGA's investigation and verdict, he has only himself to blame. If people do not follow rules or laws then they themselves are responsible for the consequences."
For funding a libel/defamation case, it would need to be financed by someone who would love to see the look on the face of The Judge when he is given the information about Levy being sympathetic to Biggs' escape from Wandsworth prison.
It's wishful thinking to imagine anything will happen to David Levy over this case. Vasik Rajlich himself is on shakier ground (even if he actually is innocent) and would clearly be foolhardy to pursue anything. It certainly wouldn't help his reputation to have the details publicised again, as no-one disputes some of them look bad.
Gee whiz! Only £490,000 for a property in Hampstead in 2005? Surely one could expect only a converted garage or public toilet for such a small sum?
while the area in question has the socially desirable NW3 postcode it is in fact not really Hampstead at all. It is on the borders of Parliament Hill and Chalk Farm, basically a working class artisan area, and you correctly identify it's downmarket nature by reference to price. The part of Hampstead associated with a leftist, bohemian, artistic, more avant garde set is about a mile or more away, starting where the high ground begins (the more affluent bourgeoisie sought out the hills in London to avoid the bad air etc) and these people traditionally required a proletarian class to service their needs. This proletarian class living in the surrounding, lower lying areas, of which the address quoted is part.
> Somehow the probability of that seems incredibly small..
You really are a gambling man. You would have to be asking yourself-
"What is his point in making such a reference available to me? If, in point of fact, the statement holds no authority- beyond the vagueness of the implied implications of a referenced legal threat? What is he to me and I to him, that- he should care enough to warn me against my libelous actions- if only to scare off. In which case, he's bluffing!"
" If this man had questions about the liability of the actions taken against his friend and had decided to take the issue to one of the best legal teams in his geography; which happened to be at his disposal-soliciting their legal opinion on the matter. And, they returned telling him his friend stood a chance at leveling a substantial lawsuit against the ICGA.
If this information were, in fact true, there would be little I could do, since the damage is already done, and at best the information would only arouse in me apprehension and fear. So I'd best portray the probability of it being valid as incredibly small..."
Is that accurate Bob?
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