Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled - Monsters and Critics

Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled


Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled - Monsters and Critics: "Minogue sisters` convict past unveiled

Aussie pop-princess, Kylie Minogue was pictured smiling for photographers as she left her West London apartment to go to a recording studio. - Earl/Clements/Splash NewsBy Philippa Bourke Jan 27, 2010, 1:15 GMT

The Minogue family tree came to light on January 26, Australia Day.

The lineage of the talented sisters who were discovered in Australia but have found fame and happiness in the UK was revealed to be a mix of both countries.

The Daily Telegraph in Sydney claims the discovery of a convict relative will have the British in a state of glee. A census from the year 1891 showed the sisters' great-grandfather Morgan Riddiford was a convict at HM Prison Gloucester in England.
The same search turned up the name of their mother, Carol Jones, on passenger lists from a 1950s emigration program. Jones was born in Wales and moved to Australia at age 12 with her parents. She sailed on a £10 ticket in 1955 to start a new life in the Antipodes.

Jones married Ron Minogue before settling down in Melbourne, Victoria. Kylie said: 'People come up to me and tell me they think I'm more British than the British. I've lived here [in the UK] for more than 10 years and I feel totally at home – though in my heart I'll always be an Aussie.'

The addition of another Minogue was recently revealed with the announcement of Dannii Minogue's pregnancy to British football player turned model Kris Smith. The child, she has already vowed, will be born Down Under."

Monday, January 25, 2010

S. Collins buy on GLD


Don't Miss the 2010 Gold Rush
by Sam Collins 01/11/10


SPDR Gold Shares (GLD) -- This exchange-traded fund (ETF) seeks to mirror the price of gold bullion.

As early as April 9, 2009, at $86.33, I put GLD's target at $125. On Dec. 3, GLD rose to a high of over $119.

Now, with gold trading at $1,139 an ounce, with an end-of-the-year target of $1,300 from S&P, our original target of $125 seems to be achievable.

Buying now could result in a healthy profit as buyers rotate back into gold.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Fair Use Day


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AALL's Washington Blawg


Coverage of First Annual World’s Fair Use Day
Posted: 14 Jan 2010 12:09 PM PST

The First Annual World’s Fair Use Day (WFUD) took place on January 12 here in Washington, D.C. in a free event produced by Public Knowledge. It included discussions with artists, documentary filmmakers, lawyers, activists and musicians interested in celebrating and supporting the concept of Fair Use for artistic and cultural expression. This was a unique way to hear about projects employing fair use topics from the people who created them. Examples of speakers include:

Irish artist Dan Walsh who created “Garfield Minus Garfield“, an almost existential reworking of the Garfield comic strip
Chris Burke, producer, This Spartan Life, which uses video content from video games like Halo for an entertaining talk show
Musician DJ Earworm who creates music mashups combining the top Billboard songs of the year, which also appear on his YouTube channel
In addition to talking to creators, the event highlighted legal and policy work in this area, such as the work of the Center for Social Media at American University and their efforts in various areas of best practices. At the lunch talk, Professors Peter Jaszi (American University) and Anthony Falzone (Stanford Center for Internet and Society) responded to audience questions surrounding fair use topics. Even in discussing failed defenses in a fair use case involving a Harry Potter Lexicon, Professor Jaszi sees positive developments. He called this a victory for fair use, saying that the federal court’s decision should help refine judicial tests for fair use factors, especially in the Second Circuit. For instance, he says that loss of licensing revenue is gone from the factor analysis here.

Look to Rebecca Tushnet’s blog for a detailed summary of the entire event: Part One | Part Two. You can also read a Wrapup on TechDirt, and all recordings from the events will be online at WFUD.info.

Mark your calendars for January 2011 for next year’s event.

[Submitted by Roger Skalbeck, AALL Copyright Committee Vice Chair]

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Collins call on NFLX


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Cozy Up to Netflix
by Sam Collins 01/04/10
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Netflix (NFLX) -- This provider of online movie rental subscription services in the United States has been in a bull market since November 2008, when it double-bottomed below $19.

Since then, the stock broke through a double-top in January 2009, which launched it not only to a new high, but confirmed a long-term triple-top breakout.

Recent profit-taking has pulled it back from the high of $61.65, but any weakness should be viewed as a buying opportunity.

Investors may wish to take a half position now, and then a full position if NFLX pulls back below $50.

The target for traders is $67, but long-term investors could see much higher prices.

Monday, January 04, 2010

TT(VCM?) Recomendation - NG


The Technical Setup: Team Trading buy setup (VBS). NG has been in an uptrend most of this year. A sharp pullback at the beginning of December, after making a new daily high, tested the five dollar support area. The next rally rocketed to test the prior high, with a bullish wide range bar (+WRB). This pullback has four red bars, a 50% retracement, and is right to the rising 20 period moving average. Friday, the stock gapped bullishly over the prior small red bar, triggering the buy setup. We will look for follow through to that move.

The Play: Traders can buy NG as a swing trade over 6.17, with a protective stop under 5.80. We will look for targets of 6.79 and 7.49.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Sam Collins calls Buy on GDX

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Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF (GDX) -- This exchange-traded fund (ETF), which attempts to replicate the price and yield performance of the Amex Gold Miners Index, is in a bull market with the bull market support line at $44 and the 200-day moving average at $42.



This has been a very successful trading stock for the "Trade of the Day." After initially recommending traders take a half position, our last comment on Nov. 4, with the stock trading at $46.64 was, "A full position could be initiated below $40. The trading target remains unchanged at $50 to $55."

The stock didn't pull back to $40, but did run to $55.40.

Now GDX appears to be in buying range again after a healthy round of profit-taking and a reversal off of its major bull market trendline, coupled with a stochastic buy signal.

The trading target, for GDX is $52, but crises or renewed inflation could result in much higher prices.