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Apr 6, 2011

Financial & Forex Info | Great CBS News Coverage of Breaking Space News



CBS NEWS Coverage of Breaking Space News

-- Posted at 07:27 PM EDT, 04/06/11: Soyuz TMA-21 docks with space station
-- Updated at 10:50 PM EDT, 04/06/11: Hatches opened; Soyuz crew welcomed aboard; quotes

By WILLIAM HARWOOD
CBS News

After a two-day orbital chase, a Russian Soyuz spacecraft glided to a smooth automated docking with the International Space Station Wednesday, bringing three fresh crew members to the laboratory complex.

Monitoring a trouble-free computer-controlled approach, commander Alexander Samokutyaev, flight engineer Andrey Borisenko and NASA astronaut Ronald Garan docked at the Poisk compartment atop the station's Russian command module at 7:09 p.m. EDT (GMT-4) as the two spacecraft passed 221 miles above Chile.

"Contact and capture, docking confirmed," reported Rob Navias, NASA's mission control commentator in Moscow. "The Gagarin spacecraft slips into port at the International Space Station, honoring the golden anniversary of the dawn of human spaceflight."

The Soyuz TMA-21 spacecraft was named in honor of cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, who blasted off on the first manned spaceflight on April 12, 1961. Russia plans widespread celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Gagarin's historic voyage while NASA celebrates the 30th anniversary of the first shuttle launch on April 12, 1981.

"All of the systems on the Soyuz functioned perfectly during its final approach for docking," Navias said. "It was a fully automated docking, no issues associated with the approach and linkup."

It took two orbits -- about three hours -- to carry out a battery of normal but time consuming pressure tests and leak checks before hatches between the station and the Soyuz were opened at 10:13 p.m.

Samokutyaev and his crewmates were welcomed aboard the station by Expedition 27 commander Dmitry Kondratyev, Italian flight engineer Paolo Nespoli and NASA flight engineer Catherine "Cady" Coleman, who were launched to the lab Dec. 15 aboard the Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft.

All six crew members gathered in the Japanese Kibo laboratory module to chat with family members and mission managers at the Russian flight control center near Moscow.

"Ron, Sasha, Andrey, congratulations on a spectacular liftoff, a spectacular flight, a spectacular docking," Garan's wife, Carmel, radioed. "You make all of your family and everyone who has participated so proud. ... We love you, we'll keep the fires burning at home warm and we'll welcome you home with open arms at the end of your very successful mission. We love you."

"I hope you have a safe trip back to Houston and I hope you have a wonderful birthday," Garan replied from the station. "And also, please say happy birthday to (sons) Ronnie and Joseph in a few days. I'll probably do the same myself. Thanks for your support, thanks for coming to Baikonur, thanks to everybody who came. ... It was a great couple of days and we're ready to get to work. Thanks for everything."

"OK," his wife replied. "And by the way, I have your credit card."

The arrival of the Soyuz TMA-21 crew kicks off a busy few weeks of activity aboard the space station as the crew gears up for the Gagarin anniversary, the arrival of a Russian Progress supply ship April 29 and the arrival of the shuttle Endeavour two days later.

Making its 25th and final flight, Endeavour's crew, scheduled for launch April 29, plans to deliver a $2 billion particle physics experiment, spare parts and needed supplies. A final shuttle flight with the Atlantis is scheduled for launch June 28.

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Mining Interactive: Tumi Completes Initial Drill Programs at Mezquite in Mexico and Tomtebo in Sweden




April 5, 2011
TUMI RESOURCES LTD.
TSXv - TM; Frankfurt -TUY (WKN 251 738); Pinksheets - TUMIF
TUMI COMPLETES INITIAL REVERSE CIRCULATION (RC) DRILL PROGRAM AT ITS MEZQUITE SILVER-ZINC-LEAD PROJECT IN MEXICO AS WELL AS THE INITIAL DIAMOND DRILL (DD) PROGRAM AT ITS TOMTEBO SILVER-COPPER-ZINC-LEAD IN SWEDEN
At Mezquite:
  • Six holes totalling 980 m tested four chargeable zones defined by a three dimensional IP survey as well as one hole each under the main pit and shaft in the centre of the Mezquite mineralized
  • Sampling of the drill cuttings has been completed, and the samples have been submitted to ALS Chemex's prep lab in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico.
(Field crews will now focus on rehabilitating road access into the La Gloria gold-tin-tungsten prospect.  Once completed, the mineralized area will be mapped and sampled in detail and when results are received, an initial reverse circulation drill program will be planned and undertaken.)
At Tomtebo:
  • Two diamond drill holes totaling 227.3 m have been completed, exploring the old workings and a previously untested electromagnetic (EM) and induced polarisation (IP) anomaly. The drilling has confirmed the geophysical anomalies, and the core is now being logged and sampled for assaying. The drill is being relocated to Vitturn, also located in the Bergslagen District, to test the 400 m long IP target previously defined in this licence area.
Says David Henstridge, President & CEO: “Our 2011 drill programs are on track. The drill programs in Mexico at Mezquite and Tomtebo were completed on schedule and on budget and in Sweden the rig is moving to Vitturn where we will test the large IP anomaly.  In Mexico at our La Gloria project we have initiated a detailed mapping and sampling.”
Dear Friends:

All we can do now is to wait patiently for the RC and DD assay results from Tumi’s 100% owned Mezquite and Tomtebo projects.

As always - - - Stay Tuned, there is lots of excitement just over the horizon for Tumi!!

Regards,
Nick L. Nicolaas
Mining Interactive "Ahead of the Pack"

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Financial & Forex Info | the Australian Capital Circle: Defence scrambling, Greens caught out





Capital Circle Newsletter
Defence scrambling, Greens caught out
 
As another scandal envelops the Defence establishment, the Greens come under the microscope for their Israel policy.

The PM's diary: Julia Gillard flew back from two days in Brisbane this morning. In Canberra today, she will open the new AFP headquarters in Barton with Home Affairs Minister Brendan O'Connor about 9.30am.
Tony Abbott is riding from Walcha to Gloucester on day six of the Pollie Pedal today, a distance of about 146km. He visited the property "Deloraine" about 7am this morning.
Crunch time: ALP Right powerbrokers will meet this morning to discuss the review of the 2010 federal election campaign and the vacant national secretary post. While Amanda Lampe, Michael Brown and Nick Martin are the names out there, Capital Circle hears other arms are being twisted.
Created: We hear negotiations for a second assistant national secretary's position, this one for the right faction, are also underway. The post hasn't officially existed since Ellias Hallaj took over as ACT branch secretary - though Peter Bentley might disagree. Victorians Nathan Lambert and George Droutsas are two names attached to the proposed position.
Rapid rise: Jamila Rizvi hs taken over as Employment minister Kate Ellis' chief-of-staff, handing over the reigns as media adviser to Elissa McKay. Rizvi steps up  is taking over from the departed Shannon Rees (Capital Circle, March 4th) "for the next few months''. From working part-time for ACT MLA Mary Porter in June 2007, typing out transcripts in mid-2009 for Kevin Rudd to chief of staff for a minister, Rizvi has enjoyed a meteoric rise on the Hill. Well done.
Exhale: Nicola Roxon will release her plain packaging tobacco legislation in Sydney today, more than a month before parliament is next due to sit.
Booked: We hear Greg Combet has enquired about slots at the National Press Club in the coming weeks. Could Labor be preparing to outline its carbon price and compensation arrangements?
Let's dance: The Press Gallery's Midwinter Ball is on June 15th this year.
Maiden speech:
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ABC News Australia | Business: News: Australian dollar's ascent continues, Portugal seeks bail out.


Australian dollar's ascent continues, Portugal seeks bail out
The Australian dollar has climbed to a new post float high, continuing a recent run fuelled partly by a strong outlook for the Asian region.


Wharfies, Patrick set to resume hostilities
Negotiations over wages and conditions between the Maritime Union (MUA) and Patrick Stevedores have broken down and a campaign of industrial action is about to begin.


 Rock-throwing teens suspected of killing swan
Police are looking for six teenagers after a swan was killed in Melbourne's west yesterday.



Financial & Forex Info | Kitco New York Market Close Report







New York Market Close Apr 06/11 05:21 PM EDT
Metals Bid Ask Change Low High
Gold
1459.10
1460.10
2.30
0.16%
1452.30
1463.70
Silver
39.51
39.53
0.23
0.59%
39.21
39.79
Platinum
1791.00
1797.00
-2.00
-0.11%
1783.00
1818.00
Palladium
784.00
789.00
-4.00
-0.51%
779.00
803.00

NYT | Afternoon Business News: Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program



BUSINESS
Media Decoder Blog

Glenn Beck to End Daily Fox News Program

By BRIAN STELTER
Mr. Beck, who has been contemplating an exit from Fox for some time, will end the program later this year.

Portugal Plans to Ask Europe for a Financial Bailout

By RAPHAEL MINDER
The sharp reversal by the country's finance minister came after Portugal was forced to offer higher interest rates to sell short-term debt.
DealBook

Two Charged in Insider Trading Scheme Linked to Law Firms

By BEN PROTESS
A former lawyer in Wilson Sonsini's M.&A. department, who previously worked at Cravath and Skadden Arps, is accused of working with a trader to profit from information on deals the law firms were working on.
DealBook

Commerzbank to Repay $20.3 Billion of German Bailout

By JACK EWING
Commerzbank says it will repay most of the aid it received in 2009 and sell new shares to strengthen its capital reserves and comply with new regulations.

U.S. and Colombia Near Trade Pact

By STEVEN GREENHOUSE
Colombia has agreed to do more to protect union leaders, which the administration hopes will help with Congress.

Financial And Forex Info | Reuters Tecnology Report








News
YouTube is working on a major site overhaul to organize its content around "channels" as it positions itself for the rise of Internet-connected TVs that allow people to watch online video in their living rooms, writes the WSJ’s Jessica Vascellaro and Amir Efrati. Changes to the homepage will highlight sets of channels around topics such as arts and sports and approximately 20 "premium channels" will feature 5 to 10 hours of professionally-produced original programming a week, according to a Vascellaro/Efrati source.

Dish Network won Blockbuster in a bankruptcy auction for $320 million, further broadening its business beyond satellite TV and setting up a possible showdown with Netflix. The deal covers "substantially all" of the rental chain's business, and likely gives Dish the rights Blockbuster had to stream movies over the Internet, the Blockbuster brand name and customer lists.

A Deutsche Bank estimate that 100,000 Motorola XOOM units were sold over its first two months means the tablet was a flop, writes Business Insider’s Jay Yarow. For comparison, Apple sold 300,000 iPads on the first week weekend it was available. BetaNews’s Joe Wilcox calls the XOOM a surprising success, noting that the tablet came to market with "huge handicaps, all of which make comparisons to iPad 2 unrealistic". Wilcox says high pricing has been the main deterrent to buying a XOOM.

Google removed the streaming music app Grooveshark from the Android Market, over concerns it was facilitating music piracy, writes The Next Web’s Matt Brian. Unlike services Spotify and Rhapsody, music is added to Grooveshark by users.

Analog chips are back in fashion after Texas Instruments hatched a $6.5 billion deal to buy National Semiconductor Corp as it looks to cement its place in the mobile computing explosion, writes Noel Randewich. Analog chips -- which manage power, among other things, in everything from tablets to refrigerators -- look set to gain a new investor following as the industry's growth prospects are reassessed.


Financial & Forex Info News | Reuters - Daily Investor Update | Wall Street edges up, led by tech shares








News


LATEST NEWS
Wall Street edges up, led by tech shares
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Technology stocks led Wall Street slightly higher on Wednesday after comments from Cisco's chief executive bolstered optimism about the networking giant. | Full Article

Leaders see signs of hope in budget talks
April 06, 2011 04:30 PM ET
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressional leaders saw signs of hope on Wednesday for a budget deal that would cut billions of dollars in spending in time to prevent a government shutdown. | Full Article
In U-turn, Portugal says needs EU aid
April 06, 2011 04:08 PM ET
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's caretaker government said on Wednesday it had decided to seek financing from the European Union in an abrupt turnaround after resisting a bailout for months despite sharply deteriorating financial conditions. | Full Article
NYSE unswayed by Nasdaq bid
April 06, 2011 01:58 PM ET
NEW YORK (Reuters) - NYSE Euronext believes that any kind of merger with Nasdaq OMX -- whether the Big Board were the buyer or the seller -- makes little strategic sense, and antitrust regulators would block it, according to a source close to the company. | Full Article
Top M&A law firms at center of new insider case
April 06, 2011 03:37 PM ET
NEW YORK/NEWARK, New Jersey (Reuters) - A lawyer and a trader were accused by federal prosecutors of running a 17-year conspiracy to trade on corporate merger secrets stolen from three of the nation's most powerful law firms, in one of the largest U.S. insider trading cases on record. | Full Article
US TOP NEWS
Wisconsin election, tied to union bill, in dead heat
April 06, 2011 01:47 PM ET
MADISON, Wis (Reuters) - The closely watched race for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court remained too close to call on Wednesday with just 235 votes of the 1.4 million votes cast separating challenger and front-runner JoAnne Kloppenburg from incumbent David Prosser. | Full Article
Attack on Gbagbo bunker in Ivory Coast repelled
April 06, 2011 03:06 PM ET
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara launched a heavy attack on Wednesday on the bunker where Laurent Gbagbo is holed up but appeared to have been repelled, a Western military source said. | Full Article
Libya rebels retake land, NATO cites air strike woes
April 06, 2011 03:07 PM ET
AL-ARBAEEN, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan rebels regained ground in a new advance on an oil port on Wednesday but accused NATO of inaction hindering their quest to oust Muammar Gaddafi. | Full Article
Dish wins Blockbuster auction for $320 million
April 06, 2011 01:45 PM ET
WILMINGTON, Del./NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dish Network Corp won Blockbuster Inc in a bankruptcy auction for $320 million, further broadening its business beyond satellite TV and setting up a possible showdown with Netflix. | Full Article
Romney counts on massive warchest, circle of giving
April 06, 2011 02:30 PM ET
BOSTON (Reuters) - Mitt Romney, a presidential also-ran in 2008, is powering up a fund-raising machine he hopes will obliterate competition for the 2012 Republican nomination. | Full Article

The Economist | Selected New Articles: America's Budget Deficit | Silvio Berlusconi's trials | Cost d'Iwoire | Radio Astronomy | Haitis's Politics | The Gold Stone Report | Daily Chart


America's budget deficit: Mr Ryan makes his mark

Silvio Berlusconi's trials: Opening the Rubygate

Cote d'Ivoire: Gbagbo refuses to budge

Radio astronomy: Big telescopes

Haiti's politics: Micky's moment

The Goldstone Report: Something of a change of heart

Daily chart: What people think of capitalism

Market Watch Bulletin: Portugal seeks financial aid from European Union: reports



By Claudia Assis 
 
SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Portugal's prime minister announced late Wednesday the country will ask the European Union for financial aid, according to local and wire reports. Jose Socrates, in a televised speech, said the request was "inevitable" given the financing difficulties Portugal faced after lawmakers rejected an austerity plan, according to Lisbon's Jornal de Noticias.

ASJ | Technology Alert: Google to Overhaul YuoTube, Plan Premmiim Channels

Technology Alert
from The Wall Street Journal


Google Inc.’s YouTube video website is working on a major site overhaul to organize its content around “channels” as it positions itself for the rise of Internet-connected televisions that allow people to watch online video in their living rooms, according to people familiar with the matter.

YouTube is looking to introduce 20 or so “premium channels” that would feature five to 10 hours of professionally produced original programming a week.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704013604576247060940913104.html?mod=djemalertTECH

The Washington Post Afternoon Edition | Politics: Shutdown would furlough 800K, officials say


HEADLINES
1) Shutdown would furlough 800K, officials say
Administration officials warn of significant cutbacks in government services as the threat of a shutdown lurches one day closer to reality.
» Read full article

2)
Government shutdown 2011: Will I get paid? What will be open? What can I expect?
The government is likely to shutdown at Friday night. Here are the answers to questions we have been receiving from readers regarding what they can expect if the government shuts down.
» Read full article

3)
Fact-checking the Ryan budget plan
The ideas may be bold but Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) relies on dubious claims and questionable assumptions.
» Read full article

4)
Glenn Beck to bid farewell to Fox News show
His production company and Fox News announced Wednesday that Beck would be transitioning off his daily program to concentrate on developing other TV projects and content for other platforms.
» Read full article

5)
The Fix: Will Republicans nominate a loser? If they want to win
Most of the top contenders for the 2012 GOP nomination know what it’s like to lose a campaign because, well, they have. But history shows that’s normal.
» Read full article

MarketWatch: A monthly Update from MarketWatch.com

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Tax Day is Only a Few Weeks Away

Get your April tax to-do list, plus what you need to know about medical-expense deductions and some often overlooked tax breaks.

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MarketWatch Retirement Adviser Event

In the first of a series of new MarketWatch Live Events, Retirement Adviser takes a look at how to make the most of your after-tax income during retirement years. Know when to decide: Whether to work, when to start taking distributions and when to start taking social security. All this and much more!

Q1 Mutual Fund/ETF Review & Outlook: Mr. Market's Wild Ride

Investors in international and U.S. stock mutual funds and ETFs paid a price for complacency. Unrest in the Middle East and North Africa and the devastating earthquake in Japan put pressure on a global economy that only recently begun to regain its footing. Not surprisingly, many stock investors are looking to the months ahead with caution.

April Trading Strategies: Defending Against a Downturn

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Financial & Forex Info: The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a corporate attorney and a Wall Street trader with insider trading



The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a corporate attorney and a Wall Street trader with insider trading in advance of at least 11 merger and acquisition announcements involving clients of the law firm where the attorney worked. for more information click link below:

Financial & Forex Info | Kitco London Fix Market Report






London Fix Wed Apr 06 00:00:00 EDT 2011
Metals
Gold
Silver
Platinum
Palladium
  AM PM AM PM AM PM AM PM
USD 1457.00 1461.50   39.63 1796.00
1808.00
787.00 793.50
UK 894.25 896.90   24.30 1101.85
1111.25
482.80 487.70
EURO 1019.02 1022.10   27.70 1255.95
1264.80
550.35 555.10

NYT | Morning Business News: Screening the Day's Catch for Radiation



BUSINESS

Screening the Day's Catch for Radiation

By WILLIAM NEUMAN and FLORENCE FABRICANT
Despite assurances by health officials, worries about tainted foods are growing among governments, consumers and businesses across the globe.

Once a Great Flop, Now Sold for Billions

By ANDREW MARTIN
The $2.35 billion deal with Diamond Foods is also a milestone for Procter as it sheds its last food brand after having already sold Jif peanut butter, Folger's coffee and Crisco shortening.

Contrarian Adding Bets in Mideast

By JULIE CRESWELL
Colony's founder, Thomas J. Barrack Jr., is not backing away from the area despite the unrest; he sees it as an investing opportunity.

REUTERS UK | Evening News | Negotiations on Gbagbo departure have failed - France

Reuters




today's headlines

Negotiations on Gbagbo departure have failed - France
Irish regulator says Anglo's senior bonds at risk
Ouattara forces attack Gbagbo bunker in Ivory Coast
Japan stops nuclear plant leak
Gaddafi using human shields to curb air strikes - NATO
Marks & Spencer defies retail gloom
U.S. Congress struggles to find budget deal
Berlusconi sex trial opens, immediately adjourned
Lords reform plans to be published in May
Second body identified in O'Callaghan murder case
   

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Negotiations on Gbagbo departure have failed - France
06 APR 2011 14:25 BST
PARIS (Reuters) - Negotiations led by the United Nations and France aimed at securing the departure of Ivory Coast's Laurent Gbagbo have failed, French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said on Wednesday.

Full Article
Irish regulator says Anglo's senior bonds at risk
06 APR 2011 13:42 BST
LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland may try to impose losses on senior bondholders in two defunct lenders if they need more capital, the banking regulator said on Wednesday, potentially putting the country on a collision course with the ECB.

Full Article

Ouattara forces attack Gbagbo bunker in Ivory Coast

06 APR 2011 15:34 BST
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Ivory Coast presidential claimant Alassane Ouattara launched a heavy attack on Wednesday on the bunker where Laurent Gbagbo was defying efforts to force him to cede power, residents said.

Full Article
Japan stops nuclear plant leak
06 APR 2011 13:30 BST

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan stopped highly radioactive water leaking into the sea on Wednesday from a crippled nuclear plant and acknowledged it could have given more information to neighbouring countries about contamination in the ocean.

Full Article
Gaddafi using human shields to curb air strikes - NATO06 APR 2011 14:44 BST
AJDABIYAH, Libya (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi is using human shields to foil air strikes on his forces, NATO officials said on Wednesday as rebels angry at alleged Western inaction battled anew to advance on the key coast road.

Full Article
Marks & Spencer defies retail gloom06 APR 2011 14:46 BST
LONDON (Reuters) - Marks & Spencer defied the gloom around British retailers, beating sales forecasts and winning market share with innovative products like stormproof suits, new food ranges and staples like lingerie.

Full Article
U.S. Congress struggles to find budget deal
06 APR 2011 14:51 BST
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With a government shutdown looming, U.S. congressional negotiators plan to meet again on Wednesday but remain billions of dollars apart in their search for a budget deal to keep U.S. agencies running beyond Friday.

Full Article
Berlusconi sex trial opens, immediately adjourned
06 APR 2011 14:33 BST
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial on charges he paid an underage teen-ager for sex opened Wednesday and was adjourned until May 31 after a hearing that lasted just 10 minutes.

Full Article
Lords reform plans to be published in May
05 APR 2011 15:28 BST
LONDON (Reuters) - Plans to reform the House of Lords and change it to a largely elected chamber will be published by the government next month, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said on Tuesday.

Full Article
Second body identified in O'Callaghan murder case
05 APR 2011 15:57 BST
LONDON (Reuters) - Detectives probing the murder of Swindon clubber Sian O'Callaghan have identified the remains of a second woman not far from where the 22-year-old's body was found.

Full Article