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The judge added that his "name, because of your father, gave you a notoriety and helped to create a set of values and attitudes which have underpined your potential for this type of offence.
Cardiff will become recognised as a centre of ecommerce and excellence in a similar way to Dublin, where the city's e-commerce infrastructure has underpined the Irish economy.
The country's sound external accounts, underpined by the increase in forex reserves to over $6bn in September compared to a low of $942m in 1996, and a projected current account deficit equal to 0.
As Europe moves from an industrial economy, through a service economy and into an "information-economy" underpined by the internet, COLT is providing the communications infrastructure and services that will enable European businesses to compete successfully in a global economy.