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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 12:56 am    Post subject: "We agreed to continue our funding of the investigation Report this post Reply with quote

This is a quote taken from the findmadeleine.com site in their latest post.

Does this mean Metado 3, or do they mean investigating in general?

Full statement below:

‘There was a scheduled board meeting of Madeleine’s Fund today. We have reached a new longer- term phase in the search for Madeleine and we have reviewed how effective our Fund has been in pursuing its objectives. We agreed to continue our funding of the investigation to find Madeleine and we have decided to look at further media opportunities to support our search. To that end, we have invited two new directors to replace the two who stepped down, for business and personal reasons, We, together with Kate and Gerry McCann, extend our thanks to Esther and Phillip for their hard work and continuing support. We welcome Edward Smethurst and Jon Corner to the board to lend their expertise in commercial law and media.?/TD>
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:11 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

so two rats have deserted the ship...interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:15 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

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The phrase that got me was -

""we have decided to look at further media opportunities to support our search.""

Like films?

Or might they decide to sponsor a programme?

I haven't got my witty head on tonight so you can provide the list of appropriate programmes.

Dr Who?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:17 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

that is one of the creepiest things i have read yet.

madeleine is not a little girl.

madeleine is a brand.

"pepsi cola welcomes edward smithurst to our team."

"chrysler is moving forward with a long term plan to better our position in the market."

"phillip morris and kraftfoods have joined forces."

it is f*cking CREEPY!!!

weird and ooky and i still say, mind-control experiment.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

"...we have decided to look at further media opportunities..."

Means they WILL BE MAKING THE FILM Exclamation Mad

that - plus the fact that they now have family-movie-man J Twisted Evil C on board Mad Exclamation

".....we have reviewed how effective our Fund has been in pursuing its objectives..."

really ought to mean that they have decided that any d*cks are a waste of money... but they are weasels - so the whole passage may mean nothing what it seems Exclamation Mad

Disgusting anyway - the meeting seems to have been JUST ABOUT HOW TO MAKE MORE MONEY OUT OF MADELEINE Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:19 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

disgusting excuses for human beings Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:25 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

East Lancs solicitor leads Madeleine hunt

AN East Lancashire solicitor is leading a private investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance - and believes she is still alive.

Edward Smethurst is the in-house lawyer based in Clitheroe for double-glazing tycoon Brian Kennedy, who has pledged to bankroll Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann's legal and media costs.

Mr Smethurst, who has been tasked as the McCanns' legal co-oridinator, works for Ultraframe which was sold last year in a £58million deal with a company called Latium Holdings, led by the Sale Sharks rugby team owner and double glazing millionaire.

The solicitor has been tasked with managing and directing the legal teams in the UK and Portugal.

Mr Smethurst is also running a team of private investigators who are tracking Madeleine's disappearance throughout Spain and Portugal.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve, just days short of her fourth birthday.

Mr Smethurst said: "Obviously it's a strangely challenging case with a huge amount of media interest.

"It's a highly pressurised case and there is an enormous amount of scrutiny, but it's an extremely worthwhile cause.

"We are providing our services entirely free of charge because we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate."

Madeleine's disappearance has generated international media attention, with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation after her parents were named as suspects.

[b]Mr Kennedy, the Cheshire-based owner of Sale Sharks rugby union club, has put the financial clout of his Latium business group behind the McCanns' fight to clear their name.

He said: "In the light of the incredible accusations against Gerry and Kate McCann, which are clearly exacerbating their emotional torture, I felt compelled to offer, along with other like-minded businessmen, financial support and the full logistical support of the Latium team. That support is principally our in-house lawyer Ed Smethurst, and Clarence Mitchell."

[b]Mr Smethurst [/b]is a life-long Bury resident and specialises in high profile cases. He is also ambassador of Cancer Research UK and recently mounted a legal challenge to stop the controversial £50 million wind farm development at Scout Moor, Edenfield.[/b]

He has been a solicitor for 15 years.

7:47pm Sunday 25th November 2007

By Catherine Pye

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:26 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

East Lancs solicitor leads Madeleine hunt

AN East Lancashire solicitor is leading a private investigation into Madeleine McCann's disappearance - and believes she is still alive.

Edward Smethurst is the in-house lawyer based in Clitheroe for double-glazing tycoon Brian Kennedy, who has pledged to bankroll Madeleine's parents Gerry and Kate McCann's legal and media costs.

Mr Smethurst, who has been tasked as the McCanns' legal co-oridinator, works for Ultraframe which was sold last year in a £58million deal with a company called Latium Holdings, led by the Sale Sharks rugby team owner and double glazing millionaire.

The solicitor has been tasked with managing and directing the legal teams in the UK and Portugal.

Mr Smethurst is also running a team of private investigators who are tracking Madeleine's disappearance throughout Spain and Portugal.

Madeleine vanished on May 3 in the resort of Praia da Luz in the Algarve, just days short of her fourth birthday.

Mr Smethurst said: "Obviously it's a strangely challenging case with a huge amount of media interest.

"It's a highly pressurised case and there is an enormous amount of scrutiny, but it's an extremely worthwhile cause.

"We are providing our services entirely free of charge because we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate."

Madeleine's disappearance has generated international media attention, with controversy surrounding the Portuguese-led police investigation after her parents were named as suspects.

[b]Mr Kennedy, the Cheshire-based owner of Sale Sharks rugby union club, has put the financial clout of his Latium business group behind the McCanns' fight to clear their name.

He said: "In the light of the incredible accusations against Gerry and Kate McCann, which are clearly exacerbating their emotional torture, I felt compelled to offer, along with other like-minded businessmen, financial support and the full logistical support of the Latium team. That support is principally our in-house lawyer Ed Smethurst, and Clarence Mitchell."

Mr Smethurst is a life-long Bury resident and specialises in high profile cases. He is also ambassador of Cancer Research UK and recently mounted a legal challenge to stop the controversial £50 million wind farm development at Scout Moor, Edenfield.[/b]

He has been a solicitor for 15 years.

7:47pm Sunday 25th November 2007

By Catherine Pye

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:28 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

"we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate." "


Translated:

Our first priority is clearing Gerry and Kate and protecting their reputations. It would be a bonus if we found Madeleine along the way though ........
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:32 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

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""Mr Smethurst is a life-long Bury resident and specialises in high profile cases. He is also ambassador of Cancer Research UK and recently mounted a legal challenge to stop the controversial £50 million wind farm development at Scout Moor, Edenfield.""

And failed.

The windfarm is being constructed at this very moment.

http://www.rossendaleonline.co.....MAod4Ekpvw

Why would a company solicitor have any expertise in missing persons cases? Or abductions, murders, foreign law etc etc etc

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:34 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

[quote="dave_s_yahoo_answers"]"we know that Gerry and Kate are completely innocent. We want to see justice done.

"The best solution is the safe return of Madeleine McCann.

"There can't be any legal prosecutions if Madeleine was taken and is returned, and that would prove the innocence of Gerry and Kate." "


Translated:

Our first priority is clearing Gerry and Kate and protecting their reputations. It would be a bonus if we found Madeleine along the way though ........[/quote]

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They are actually blatently admitting that Maddie is nothing more than evidence to them Twisted Evil Evil or Very Mad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:47 am    Post subject: Nuclear Report this post Reply with quote

Note: British Nuclear Fuels Plc


"Edward Smethurst


Edward is Head of Legal Services for the Latium Group and its related Group companies. Edward started his career as a solicitor with Halliwell Landau before moving in house with British Nuclear Fuels Plc where he spent seven years before moving to join the Board of Ultraframe Plc in 2000. Edward specialises in a variety of contentious matters including intellectual property related litigation and commercial litigation generally. Edward has been Chairman of the Law Society North West Commerce and Industry Group since 1994 and has twice been National Chairman of the C&I Group. He is the Director elected on behalf of England and Wales to represent English Law Society on the Board of the European Company Lawyers Association. "

http://209.85.173.104/search?q.....&gl=us
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 1:48 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

nuclear power is good for you. it gives you a 'healthy glow'. lol
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:00 am    Post subject: Re: Nuclear Report this post Reply with quote

Yup, So many connection coincidences in all of this...............................................


[quote="roisin"]Note: British Nuclear Fuels Plc


"Edward Smethurst


Edward is Head of Legal Services for the Latium Group and its related Group companies. Edward started his career as a solicitor with Halliwell Landau before moving in house with British Nuclear Fuels Plc where he spent seven years before moving to join the Board of Ultraframe Plc in 2000. Edward specialises in a variety of contentious matters including intellectual property related litigation and commercial litigation generally. Edward has been Chairman of the Law Society North West Commerce and Industry Group since 1994 and has twice been National Chairman of the C&I Group. He is the Director elected on behalf of England and Wales to represent English Law Society on the Board of the European Company Lawyers Association. "

http://209.85.173.104/search?q.....us[/quote]
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2008 2:03 am    Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote

Gerry - COMARE
Edward Smethurst - British Nuclear Fuels and Cancer Research UK

Just another coincidence I suppose (not) Wink
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