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Aug 19, 2012

ICE Futures U.S: Weekly Analysis of US Equity and Currency Markets, August 19, 2012




Nick McDonald of Trade With Precision presents a concise technical analysis of these markets for the week ahead, using the Russell 2000® index and the ICE US Dollar Index® as pivotal focuses.

The weekly outlooks are available every Sunday evening by 8 p.m. ET.  You can visit theice.com/icecommentary at your convenience—the weekly video commentaries remain on the website until new commentaries are posted.

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Financial and Forex Info | The Australian Capital Circle August 19, 2012: More cash for private schools




More cash for private schools
 
JULIA Gillard will today pledge increased funding for every independent school under Labor's education reform blueprint in a bid to improve schools performance.

With the release of Labor's full response to David Gonski's education review pushed back to next month after having originally been expected this week,  Ms Gillard will today tell an Independent Schools Council of Australia forum that she is determined to "lift school standards, not school fees", and that the government's response to the Gonski review "will deliver funding security for your schools" (Oz), (SMH), (Age), ( Canberra Times), (Courier Mail), (Sky News).

Australian Education Union boss Angelo Gavrielatos told ABC radio Ms Gillard should immediately release the government's full response to the Gonski report. "The current funding arrangements are failing our children and the country as a whole," he said. "The government is not helping itself or the education sector by delaying the announcement of their full response to the Gonski review."

Julia Gillard 's old law firm Slater & Gordon has declared a secret internal 1995 probe into work she had done for her then boyfriend, a union boss accused of corruption, "found nothing which contradicted information provided by Ms Gillard" (Oz), (Read more...
 
Mumble
Peter Brent
Peter Brent
 
Personal votes on Saturday
When Northern Territorians go to the polls in six days time, there’s likely to be a swing to the Country Liberal Party opposition. Some seats…
 
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NYT Global Update | Top News: Chinese Take to Streets as Japan Dispute Escalates - August 19, 2012 -:

The New York Times International Herald Tribune
August 19, 2012

Global Update



TOP NEWS

Chinese Take to Streets as Japan Dispute Escalates

By KEITH BRADSHER and MARTIN FACKLER
Protesters filled the streets in nearly a dozen Chinese cities in response to Japan's detention and deportation of activists from Hong Kong, Macau and China who had landed on a disputed island.

Afghan Attacks on Allied Troops Prompt NATO to Shift Policy

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and GRAHAM BOWLEY
The military's efforts to stop "insider attacks" are indications of how destabilizing the deaths of coalition troops at the hands of Afghan forces have become.

Assange Casts Self as Whistle-Blower Persecuted by U.S.

By RAVI SOMAIYA and MARC SANTORA
The founder of WikiLeaks took to the balcony of Ecuador's embassy in London on Sunday to condemn the United States government.
Business

Video: The Robot Factory Future

A new generation of adaptive vision-equipped robotics is set to change manufacturing around the world. At a lettuce factory in California, robots pack boxes alongside human employees.
Sunday Review

Exposures

Slide Show: For Russians, Corruption Is Just a Way of Life

By MISHA FRIEDMAN
Corruption in Russia is so pervasive that the whole society accepts the unacceptable as normal.
WORLD

India Asks Pakistan to Investigate Root of Panic

By JIM YARDLEY
The conflict in the state of Assam was initially contained there until tensions rippled outward. Some in India blame "elements based in Pakistan" for triggering a panic.

U.S. Says Iraqis Are Helping Iran to Skirt Sanctions

By JAMES RISEN and DURAID ADNAN
Financial institutions and oil-smuggling operations in Iraq have given Iran a crucial flow of dollars as sanctions over its nuclear work squeeze its economy, officials and experts said.

Assad Shown at Prayer in Damascus Mosque

By an EMPLOYEE of THE NEW YORK TIMES in SYRIA and DAMIEN CAVE
President Bashar al-Assad's appearance seemed to be an attempt at normalcy during Eid al-Fitr, a three-day holiday after Ramadan, but it renewed doubts about the strength and confidence of the Syrian government.
BUSINESS
The iEconomy

Skilled Work, Without the Worker

By JOHN MARKOFF
A new wave of robots is replacing workers in both manufacturing and distribution.

News Media in Bulgaria Struggle for Independence

By BORYANA DZHAMBAZOVA
More than two decades after the fall of Communism, news organizations in Bulgaria, which joined the European Union in 2007, suffer from intimidation by political and business groups.
You for Sale

Secret E-Scores Chart Consumers' Buying Power

By NATASHA SINGER
Buying-power scores, compiled from huge amounts of data, measure your potential value as a customer. But you'll probably never learn your total.
TECHNOLOGY

Samsung and Apple Fail to Agree Out of Court

By BLOOMBERG NEWS
The companies said they were not able to narrow the scope of claims at issue in a lawsuit, in which Apple accuses Samsung of copying patented designs for mobile devices.
Bits Blog

Judge Raises New Questions About Facebook Advertising Tactic

By SOMINI SENGUPTA
At a time when Facebook needs to increase its revenue, a federal judge in California rejected the proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit targeting the company's most lucrative advertising tool.
The Haggler

A Printer Freezes Up, and the Maker Does, Too

By DAVID SEGAL
A reader seeks the Haggler's aid in solving a problem with a Samsung printer. But the Haggler then finds his own problem in trying to deal with an "anonymous spokesperson" for the company.
SPORTS
Global Soccer

Nuggets of Value at Swansea City

By ROB HUGHES
The new coach at Swansea, Michael Laudrup, was respected as one of the most creative players ever. Now the question is whether he can pass his gift on to lesser players.

Federer Cruises to Fifth Cincinnati Title

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Top-ranked Roger Federer dominated No. 2 Novak Djokovic at the outset of a 6-0, 7-6 (7) victory for the Western & Southern Open championship.

Uganda Wins Over Little League World Series Crowd

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
The first team from Africa to advance to the Little League World Series in the 66-year history of the tournament fell in its debut Friday to Panama, but the Ugandans became a hometown favorite.
U.S. NEWS

Horses Fall Victim to Hard Times and Dry Times on the Range

By FERNANDA SANTOS
Thousands of the nation's horses are being left to fend for themselves on the dried ranges of the West and Southwest, abandoned by people who can no longer afford to feed them.

Michigan's G.O.P. Governor Defies Easy Labels

By MONICA DAVEY
Gov. Rick Snyder has sought to fix his state's economy and avoid party-line battles, but in an increasingly partisan era, is that enough?

The Courtship Before Romney Elevated Ryan

By MICHAEL BARBARO
A congenial meeting in 2007 led to closer collaboration, especially in the last 18 months, as the Republican Party shifted more to the right.
OPINION
Opinion

An Affront to Love, French-Style

By AGNÈS C. POIRIER
The tourists who think that leaving padlocks on a bridge in Paris symbolizes eternal love may not realize that freedom lies at the heart of love à la française.
Opinion

Tropical Diseases: The New Plague of Poverty

By PETER J. HOTEZ
Extreme poverty in the United States is giving rise to a group of infections known as the neglected tropical diseases, which we ordinarily think of as confined to developing countries.
Opinion

Green Card Lottery

By ATOSSA ARAXIA ABRAHAMIAN
Getting a work permit is a complicated and often heartbreaking process, no matter who you are.

GATA | THE GATA DISPATCH: 'Silver Circle' animated movie compiles evidence of silver market manipulation

'Silver Circle' animated movie compiles evidence of silver market manipulation

11a ET Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lineplot Productions, an animation studio in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has assembled a summary of information about silver market manipulation in the course of producing an animated movie called "The Silver Circle." The summary, which is likely to be updated from time to time, is posted in PDF format here:

http://www.silvercirclemovie.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/HRN_20120814...

The movie is planned for release in a few weeks and its Internet site is here:
http://www.silvercirclemovie.com
The studio's own Internet site is here:
http://lineplot.com/

CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee Inc.

Assange calls on US to stop 'witch hunt against Wikileaks | 'BBC Breaking News:



BBC News
 
 
  Breaking News  

Assange calls on US to stop 'witch hunt against Wikileaks'

Julian Assange has urged the US to end its "witch hunt" on Wikileaks, in his first public statement since entering Ecuador's London embassy in June.