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INFORMER. A person who informs or prefers an accusation against another, whom he suspects of the violation of some penal statute.
     2. When the informer is entitled to the penalty or part of the penalty, upon the conviction of an offender, he is or is not a competent witness, accordingly as the statute creating the penalty has or has not made him so. 1 Phil. Ev. 97; Rosc. Cr. Ev. 107; 5 Mass. R. 57; 1 Dall. 68; 1 Saund. 262, c. Vide articles Prosecutor; Rewards.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"We are pleased to welcome Informa to our esteemed tenant roster."
users in 2012, according to Informa, compared with about 586.3 million
Informa forecasts that global SMS revenues and traffic will continue to increase through 2016, for three main reasons: The adoption and use of OTT-messaging apps is far from universal; although there are multiple OTT-messaging "communities" within which mobile users can message each other for free, OTT-messaging users typically use SMS when communicating with non-OTT users; and SMS is starting to hit its stride in the enterprise mobile messaging market.
"It will rise from 97.72 per cent at end-2011 to 107.09 per cent at end-2012, exceeding the mobile penetration rate in North America (US/Canada) for the first time," projected Informa yesterday.
Femtocells make this a very real possibility," said Dimitris Mavrakis, Senior Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media.
Informa recently released results of a survey conducted late last year dealing with the repeal of Reg Q.
As we progress through the economic cycle, we are expecting Informa's cyclical operations to recover further and the shares to re-rate.
Informa is the first customer to deploy the Viz App Framework on a large scale.
Informa Research Services, a provider of competitive intelligence, market research, mystery shopping, and compliance testing services to the financial industry, has announced that it has hired a director for compliance and risk management.
Published by Informa and combining the expertise of Scrip's writers, editors and analysts, Scrip Asia 100 provides a view on the healthcare industry from Asia, with a breadth of content which reflects the diversity of Asia itself and highlights the region's influential major players in these rapidly expanding emerging markets.
The number of mobile phone users in the Middle East is expected to exceed 121 million in 2010, a 40 percent increase from end of 2007, according to a study by Informa Telecoms & Media.