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  1. Some Photos of FURNITURE ... 1/ Buddha (19.75"H X 16.5"W) in solid wood. It is Reserved. 2/ Korean Chest (16"D X 41"W X 36.5"H) : Reserved 3/ Early 20th Century Chinese Screen (6 detachable panels with 15.75" W X 7 feet H) with two different pictures on both sides of the screen: Sold 4/ Bookcase (15.25"D X 36"W X 82.5"H) in good quality wood with a cupboard at the base; Sold 5/ Armchair (37"D X 29"W X 36.5"H) has been protected by a throw-on. Very good condition. : Sold second look 6/ Wicker Sofa (25"D x 47"W) : Sold 7/ A set of very comfortable and high quality sofas with a pair of curtain (64" W x 83.5"H) in the same material, and brass curtain rings. The cushions are stuffed with goose feather, and the covers can be dry-cleaned or washed. One big sofa (41"D X 7 feet L X 27"H) has been protected by a throw-on: £90 One armchair (38"D X 41" W X 27"H) and one footrest : £40 ... £125 as set with sofa A pair of curtain (64" wide x 83.5" H x 2 peices) : free to go with the set MORE BELOW... = = = Notes on SB Area facilities 31 S.Bush Road : http://www.euro-hotel.co.uk xxxxxxxxxxxxx : access Mover Note...... : http://www.excess-baggage.com/ http://www.voovit.com/ : 30 boxes (580mm X 430 mm X 385 mm, max: 30kgs) = pds.690, £23 /box
  2. 30/ 2 sets of crystal glasses and some other glasses. £25. No defects. Sold 31/ 8 high quality Luminarc Champagne flutes (capacity 24 cl - 8 1/4 oz.). £14. No defects. 32/ An elegant set of Italian crystal glasses (6 water, 6 red and 6 white) £45. No defects. Most of them have not been used and are still wrapped. 33/ A crystal vase (5.25" diameter and 8"H) £13. No defects. 34/ Russell Hobbs country-style auto slow cooker (3 settings: high, low heat and auto) This has been used only about 12 times. No defects: £18 35/ Tefal Iron with smooth glide for easier ironing in very good condition: £13 36/ A non-stick steel wok (9.5 inch diameter): £5 We have more household items like this - only some example Please contact Yu-Ha at yuet-ha.mo@oba.co.uk, and copy mh@nvest.co.uk
  3. 24/ A smaller lamp Insert picture 25/ A China umbrella stand (8.25" outside diameter): Sold 26/ 4 China porcelain decorating items 27/2 brass decorating items and a bell: Reserved 28/ A blue China plant pot (8.75" inside diameter with a hole underneath): Sold 25/ A new liquidiser (never been used): Sold 26/ 2 pieces of Wedgewood ovenware (hardly been used) £19. No defects. 27/ A classic fine-bone China dining set (8 big dinner plates, 6 side plates, 4 soup bowls, 6 smaller bowls, 7 cups and saucers, one milk jug and suhar bowl) £35. Minor defects in three small bowls, one cup, and the milk jug. 28/ 4 pieces of ovenware. Prices from left to right: £8, £14, £14, £9. No defects. Reserved 29/ 5 pieces of China plates and bowls. Prices from left to right: £4, £7, £7, £7, £7. No defects.
  4. 18/ Four office chairs Chair 1 with Charcoal colour fabric £10 Chair 2 with black colour fabric £9 Insert picture (similar to Chair 1 without the arms) Chair 3 with black leather (When seat squab is 16" above the ground, the height if the seat back reaches 42" above the ground. The external seat width is 26.5"): £35 Chair 4 with grey colour fabric: Sold 19/ Wall mirror 1 (27"W X 38"H): £40 20/ Wall mirror 2 (20"W X 24"H): Sold 21/ Thai Painting (33.25"W X 47"H): £ 22/A pair of prints by Kevin Newman (24"W X 36"H): £ Print 1 Print 2 23/ A pair of lamps MORE BELOW...
  5. 8/ Kitchen Table (35.5"D X 59"W X 30.5"H) ...and 4 chairs in solid wood (to be collected nearer 23 June if possible) : £70 9/ A set of drawers (17.35"D X 37"W X 28.75"H) : Reserved. 10/ Wardrobe (21"D X 31.5"W X 78"H) with one top shelf inside and one hanging rail : £30 11/ A mahogany dresser (44"W X 20.5"D X 37.5"H) : Sold 12/ A double bed headboard (63.5"W X 41"H) and a metal frame of a 5 feet wide bed (to be collected nearer 26 June if possble) : £20 13/A modern desk (29.5"D X 59"W x 28"H) (to be collected nearer 23 June if possible) £16 14/ A classic desk (24.5"D X 48"W X 30.5"H) (to be collectef nearer 23 June if possbile) £60 15/ A side table (27"D X 22"W X 22"H) : Sold 16/ A corner table (18"W X 12"D X 36"H) : Sold 17/A filing cabinet (18"D X 15"W X 52"H) : £25 18/Half-round side table: £8 MORE BELOW
  6. GAL fell back to support. I sold many shares previously at 32-34 cents. A chance to buy them back at 24cents was too good to pass up. Personally, my target is 40cents plus. No guarantee
  7. drbubb

    Kenmare Resources

    I bought KMR.L shares at under 10p and sold out "too-soon" at about 29p Once I sell, I rarely look back. No need to kick myself when I took a large profit
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    I think they will take various actions, like: + Buybacks, + Selling illiquid shares to reduce concentration Which will help the share price over time
  9. Ok. You ask, I listen. I will add a section on IT, Games, and other Technology. There seems to be interest in those areas. This will be a "global thread", looking at opportunities in London, the US, and everywhere
  10. Interesting, marie. Water is going to be a big investment area in the future, and it is great if we can have an international perspective on what works
  11. THE VITAL "SENSE OF PLACE" ======= CHARLAYNE HUNTER-GAULT: Mr. Campbell, you're sitting in Boston, where Fanueil Hall was created by James Rouse, the first of his so-called festival marketplaces. How has this kind of urban rebuilding stood the test of time? ROBERT CAMPBELL, Boston Globe: (Boston) I think it made just a tremendous difference. You have to remember Boston and other American cities, but particularly Boston was coming out of a 40-year recession. There was no belief in the investment in downtown. He came in and with others that worked with him created something I think that was kind of--of reinvigorated the idea of what was local. They moved into a building that was 150 years old, an historic structure, and tried to create a sense of the region. This was an era when Americans were buying their food wrapped in plastic and shipped from California to supermarkets, and here's a guy saying no, come on downtown, buy fish, this is Boston, and buy it from local merchants and regain a sense of the local place. ...MORE: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/remember/rouse_4-10.html
  12. Builder of Dreams Master Planner James Rouse Believed that Business Could Build a Better World. But a New Book Asks: Was Believing Enough? Tom Chalkley By Brennen Jensen The late James Rouse--Maryland developer, urban renewal strategist, and giant among those who have shaped the way Americans live, work, and shop--once dubbed Disneyland "the greatest piece of urban design in the United States today." While Nicholas Dagen Bloom titled his new book about Rouse Merchant of Illusion, he says that's not to suggest Rouse set out to build places as illusory as the Magic Kingdom. Instead, Bloom--a Baltimore native now working as assistant social sciences professor at the New York Institute of Technology--dubs Rouse "America's Salesman of the Businessman's Utopia." And by this "utopia," Bloom refers to a world lorded over not by big-eared cartoon mice, but by a benevolent private sector, profit-driven entrepreneurs dedicated to building a better tomorrow, whether it was slumless cities, vibrant suburbs, or engaging public spaces. "It's a fabulous dream," the 34-year-old author says on the phone. "I can't say that I don't want to believe in it. I think everyone in America wants to believe that almost everything that's good in society can be derived out of bottom-line thinking. I'm just asking the question, 'When exactly will we see this?'" In Merchant of Illusion, Bloom poses the query while casting a critical eye on Rouse's half-century of endeavors, during which time he helped birth the planned suburban community (Columbia), the modern shopping mall (everywhere), and the urban "festival marketplace" (Harborplace and others). But while Bloom calls Rouse a salesman, he doesn't cast him as a winking, pocket-lining huckster. "I do not in any way doubt Rouse's sincerity," says Bloom, who goes so far as to call him "the last great American progressive." Rather, his book posits that while Rouse possessed towering idealism and grand--if perhaps naive--visions, the same can't be said for those around him. The profit-seeking apparatus at the heart of his ventures, Bloom suggests, ultimately eroded many of Rouse's more noble intentions. Bloom's major source for the book--which he admits is geared more for the university bookstore than the local Borders--was "box after box" of documents that the James Rouse estate gave to the Columbia Archives after Rouse's death in 1996. Together, he says, they present a picture of a builder whose yearn for reform was outdone only by his belief in the free market. Rouse was born in Easton, on the Eastern Shore, in 1914, co-founded a Baltimore mortgage firm in 1939, and by the early 1950s had made a name for himself as progenitor of both housing and shopping developments. Cultural embarrassment as much as anything thrust Rouse into the realm of urban policy in the Cold War 1950s, Bloom explains: The United States was leader of the free world and the standard-bearer for capitalism, yet much of its urban poor lived in abject squalor. "Rouse was profoundly concerned about the image of America and American cities as a reflection of the capitalist system," Bloom says. In postwar Europe, he explains, government took the lead role in rebuilding shattered cities, while the Soviets distributed propaganda footage of their massive state housing schemes. Rouse, however, believed that free enterprise could solve urban decay with little federal involvement. This is when, Bloom writes, Rouse helped popularize the term "urban renewal" and became a proponent of its key motifs: highways slicing through cities, modernist office blocks replacing established streetscapes, and other bulldozer-based initiatives. Close to home, Rouse was an avid backer of what came to be known as the Baltimore Plan, a slum-busting program of targeted cleanups, tenant education, and intense building- and health-code enforcement. In 1951, a few battered East Baltimore blocks were put under the plan, with spectacular results. A documentary film of the efforts made a national splash. But the efforts soon stalled, the media buzz faded, and as Bloom writes, there wasn't "sufficient will and leadership" to sustain the approach. The developer moved on to new projects, this time in retail. Rouse didn't invent the shopping mall, but he jumped on the concept early and eagerly, with typically great expectations. While "mall culture" today suggests bland, corporate homogenization, Bloom writes that Rouse and other mall pioneers initially had lofty goals for their developments. The climate-controlled centers were to be the new Main Streets for America's burgeoning suburban lifestyle, and as such they would contain not only diverse merchants--like grocers, pharmacies, and doctors' offices--but also art galleries, little theaters, dance halls, and even churches. Rouse avidly touted these plans for his malls, and his 1958 Harundale Mall in Glen Burnie, since demolished, became the first enclosed mall east of the Mississippi. But over time, Bloom explains, the main purpose of the shopping centers--to make money for their developers--trumped Rouse's idealistic visions. "Rouse attempted to make malls genuine public gathering places," Bloom says. "Unfortunately, this goal was not built into the actual machinery of the mall, which ultimately undermined their idea as Main Street." Balance-sheet Darwinism, he says, saw to it that only the fittest merchants--corporate chains--could survive. Rouse then turned to his most ambitious project, and his most lasting legacy: the "New Town" of Columbia, which opened in 1967. Its impetus can be traced to Rouse's growing displeasure with the piecemeal, uncoordinated growth of suburbia, and in Merchant of Illusion, Bloom reveals that while Rouse was generally suspicious of European ideas, Columbia owes much to New Towns that were sprouting up across the pond, particularly in Sweden. He planned Columbia with a view to fostering both economic and ethnic diversity--calling for subsidies to cover 10 percent of housing, marketing with a stress on racial integration--and his approach proved attractive to many in the turbulent 1960s, with social progressives being among the first to move in. But Bloom quotes critics who deride Columbia's bland architecture, the parking lot-encircled Everymall at its center, and the fact that Rouse's goals for diversity still remain elusive. And, Bloom adds, the concept didn't catch on in other parts of the country, as Rouse had hoped. While the initial success of Columbia helped start a federal program to provide seed money for additional New Towns, none of them flourished. "It was always [Rouse's] hope that once he demonstrated the usefulness of the profit motive in social policy, whether New Towns, or housing, or so forth, that it would generate imitation," Bloom says. But when those hopes too faded, Rouse turned back to the inner city. Cynics have often noted that after Rouse's developments helped to suck the vitality--both economic and human--out of downtown Baltimore, he was only too glad to cast himself in the role of "city rescuer." But Bloom doubts there was anything quite so conspiratorial about Rouse's decision to focus on the decaying urban core. His brainchild for inner-city revival was the "Festival Marketplace," a concept first delivered in 1976 with Boston's Faneuil Hall, and brought to Baltimore as Harborplace in 1980: a mix of shopping center and attractive public space, enlivened with aspects of Baltimore's traditional urban emporiums like Lexington Market. Entrepreneurs and shoppers of all economic backgrounds would mesh in a colorful, organic mélange, Rouse hoped. But Bloom writes that Harborplace turned out to be "the Trojan horse of the suburban reentry into the center city." "The horse itself was the idea of a local, zesty, flavorful market environment that would be created," Bloom says. "The danger inside the horse was that the engine that drove it was the hard-style mall management approach of ever-increasing returns." To illustrate his claim, Bloom cites a Rouse Co. executive in 1981 who stated that that 90 percent of Harborplace merchants were from the Baltimore-Washington region. Today, a cursory stroll through the pair of pavilions--with their Hooters, Gap, and Cheesecake Factory outlets--shows how that claim failed to hold. "The Rouse Company built delightful urban spaces," Bloom writes of Harborplace, "but proved ham-handed when it came to restoring small-scale capitalism and the intimacy and character of actual city marketplaces." Rouse retired from the Rouse Co. in 1979 at age 65, and in his later years returned to the issue of neighborhood decay. He founded the Enterprise Foundation in 1982, another private-sector project targeting housing for the poor. Bloom calls the foundation, which promotes partnerships between for- and nonprofit corporations, Rouse's "most successful" undertaking, citing the sheer number of housing units it has affected. As in the 1950s, though, its efforts have been accompanied by lofty pronouncements that proved difficult to fulfill. Locally, the Enterprise Foundation has focused efforts on West Baltimore's Sandtown neighborhood, where, Bloom notes, some 1,000 houses have been renovated or constructed. But still, he says, the ultimate result has been "an island of private-sector social democracy in an impoverished city." The crushing decay surrounding Sandtown, he observes, coupled with a citywide lack of jobs, has stymied efforts to bring lasting renewal to the neighborhood. Indeed, if there is a unifying theme to Merchant of Illusion, it's that Rouse's profit-driven approach to tackling Baltimore's ills came at the expense of federal efforts, that plans like his served to lessen government investment in social welfare, particularly public housing. In certain circles, Bloom will no doubt be dismissed as a lefty academic chucking stones at a revered figure from the cozy precipice of the ivory tower. When asked what the response to the book has been from those who knew or worked with Rouse, Bloom offers, "No comment. "I think Rouse himself would have enjoyed the book," he allows. "He was not above self-criticism." But today, eight years after Rouse's death, Baltimore remains awash in squalid neighborhoods, and suburbia is still searching for its Main Street. Comprehensive planning, both private and public, remains a prickly proposition. Planned "towns" being built today tend to be socially stratified, gated golf-course communities. Meanwhile, a haphazard exurbia charges ever outward, public planning remains politically charged, and Maryland's Smart Growth program is being dismantled by an Annapolis administration with other priorities. Despite a penchant for frumpy suits and an avuncular demeanor--or perhaps because of these likable attributes--Rouse was able to generate a great deal of excitement for his projects-cum-causes. The overarching illusion Bloom alludes to, however, might be Rouse's own vision of a private sector that was sincerely interested in improving the built environment. "The illusion can be viewed in general terms," Bloom says. "It's the illusion of an American society that was genuinely committed to creating a perfect place--that there was a top-to-bottom commitment to creating a good society. And I think [Rouse] was a brilliant salesman of that vision." @: http://www.citypaper.com/arts/story.asp?id=6242
  13. Back to the Future then- perhaps it WILL be cyclical.
  14. Grim, Wells' vision. Was that the world before the belching out of C02 gas?
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    Hydrogen car

    From that link: "Stan Meyer's Dune Buggy that ran on water. Hydrogen burning motor. On board electrolysis, no hydrogen tanks, no bombs on-board, just water. (1998) It ran 100 miles per gallon! The 2nd best inventor of the Century, besides Tesla, who was and will always be #1. Stan is the mustard seed of Water Powered Cars! The video left above is a one timed aired news cast, from his home town of Grove City , Ohio that you are not to view. The video screen to the right is a segment of the Equinox program about Stanley aired back in Dec. 1995 (approx.) See the entire program entitled "It Runs on Water" narrated by Arthur C. Clarke in video clips below. It is in 4 parts, made possible by Andy the WizardKing from Blackpool, England. He was a shame to hear that he was poisoned (March 98') and longer with us. The Military was going to use this technology in their tanks, jeeps, etc. He had patents on his invention and was ready for production. Only $1,500 to equip your car! See the Videos above. No gasoline, just water. Stanley said he was offered a billion dollars from an Arab to basically shelf his idea. " RIGHT. so why isnt he a billionaire?
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    Renewable energy holdings

    You may not yet find REH.L, But you will find UK-quoted companies like Renova on the 2nd section in the Investment & Trading area
  17. Welcome, Marie. We can certainly use a few more women as posters here, since the female point of view may be unrepresented. Your experience of having lived overseas will also be a plus, as I expect to be posting more about happenings and opportunities in Hong Kong, China, etc. in the Future. You may want to have a look at the "Dr.B's SHanghai Diary" thread, if this interests you. As far as BTL goes, I think you are right. It is passing through the mania phase. In 2004-5 etc., people were investing because they were hearing "property is the place to be", not because the actual yields and potential returns were compelling. This type of investment approach is often the final sateg before the market rolls over. And I think we shall see the rollover within this year, and maybe alot sooner than soem think. No problem with being "green" here. That is fine. There are sections here - which I hope to grow- which will help people in their education as investors.
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    A world without oil....

    Stronger and more noble, maybe. But such energy will feed only a much smaller population. What will become of the people to get us there?
  19. The Launch of the ETF has heralded a peak in Silver. Gold peaked about 3 weeks after the luanch of its etf, and something similar has happened with silver
  20. The Cleantech Venture Network™ LLC is a membership organization bringing insight, opportunities and relationships to investors, entrepreneurs and service providers interested in clean technology. We do this through related information products, advisory and online services, and the Cleantech Venture Forum™ series of events. We introduced the "cleantech" concept in 2002 and have since popularized it as a viable investment category. We believe cleantech is one of the next and necessary waves of business innovation. Our goal is to ensure "good money meets good deals". We serve over 900 affiliate investor member firms worldwide. We have tracked more than $4.5 billion invested in cleantech ventures since 2002, of which over $400 million has been raised by Cleantech Venture Forum presenting companies. Hong Kong Venture Capital Association was established on November 12, 1987 with the objectives of promoting and protecting the interests of the venture capital industry in Hong Kong. The Association was formed based on a recommendation in the Working Party of the Hong Kong Association of Banks' study of venture capital and has been incorporated as a company limited by guarantee. The Hong Kong Sustainable Development Forum (HKSDF) is a non-profit organisation, the first private sector initiative in Hong Kong devoted entirely to promoting andsustainable development capacity building in Hong Kong. Founded in 1996, and subsequently registered in 2001 HKSDF helps promulgate SD principles in Hong Kong. @: http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/renew...eantech_06.html
  21. CONFERENCE : 1-2 August 2006. Shangri-La Mactan Island , Cebu Island , The Philippines AISC 2006 returns for our 12th annual conference to Cebu, The Philippines to offer the latest views, updates and analysis of sugar – with Asia at the centre of focus. Key Issues to be Analysed by our expert panel of speakers include: + Global sugar markets and the key influences that will shape the future + Impact of Brazil’s sugar economy in the coming years + Sugar Price trends and Outlook + Updates on ethanol projects across Asia + Impact of ethanol on molasses industry + Analysis of Ethanol’s Impact on sugar: + Ethanol’s impact on sugar prices + Will the poor be left behind in the energy age? + Regulatory concerns + Is there a balance or sustainability issue to be addressed + Will sugar production keep up with demand? + Asian Sugar Markets and the emerging role for sugar as energy + Sugar Demand Analysis: Will Sugar be substituted as price rises? + Will Sugar Production keep pace with demand? Who will be the key contributors? Sugar will be analysed within the energy framework to reveal new developments in ethanol and other renewable energy sources to showcase new demand for sugar, as well as new issues and concerns that will dominate the sugar industry in the “energy age”. Sugar’s importance to human consumption (human energy) is quickly emerging as a huge opportunity cost in the way of a full-fledged ethanol industry based on sugar. In spite of this, high oil prices have acted as a driver to promote research, development and innovation in the renewable energy sector to the benefit of sugar demand, and a number of other crops. With a history of low prices in recent years, sugar exporters are enjoying better prices. The challenge only begins here, as sugar finds its own place within the energy equation and faces up to new questions and decisions for sugar with long-term commercial, social and environmental consequences. + Is ethanol from sugar and molasses growing in popularity? + Are technological options offering better economics for sugar to pursue food and energy ambitions? + Where is demand for ethanol and sugar derived from? + Are National ethanol programs still relevant in a higher price environment? + Is there a need for an initiative for sustainable development? Or will the market decide the future? + Will the poor loose out to energy in the “energy age”? Is there a regulatory push to protect sugar on food security grounds @: http://www.ibc-asia.com/AISC/AISCIntro.htm Thai conf.: http://www.greenpowerconferences.com/biofu..._bangkok06.html Speakers Include: + Defining the Path to a Sustainable Environment Paul Bennett, Fuels Policy Manager, BP Fuels Management Group, UK + Market and Customer acceptance of Biofuels in Europe Andrew Owens, Chief Executive, Greenergy, UK + Producing and Importing/Exporting Bioethanol Graham Stowell, Managing Director, Bronzeoak Group Limited, UK + Ethanol Enzymes for Fuel-ethanol Production Larry Peckous, Principal Scientist, Novozymes North America, USA + A Successful Case Study of the Ethanol Market K. Terabe, Director, Brazil-Japan Ethanol Co. Ltd., a joint company of Petrobras and Japan Alcohol Trading + Launching a National Ethanol Program Jose Maria T. Zabaleta, Executive Director, Philippine Sugar Millers Association (a member of the Philippine Fuel Ethanol Alliance) + Potential of Liquid Biofuels for Transport in China and India Heinz-Peter Mang, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Engineering; Institute of Energy and Environmental Protection + Case Study Cellulosic Ethanol Prof Li Shizhong, Professor of Bioenergy, Tsinghua University, China + The Status of Biorefineries in Asia Overcoming barriers to deployment of biorefineries A representative, World Biorefineries Adam Newgreen, Senior Associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Hong Kong
  22. NEWS COLLECTED here: The Philippine Fuel Ethanol Alliance was created in support of the government's intention to establish a bioethanol industry in the country. Producing bioethanol as an alternative fuel or alternative additive to gasoline promises to reduce the country's dependence on imported fuel, abate greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and lessen levels of air toxics, spur economic growth in the countryside, and place the Philippines in the global map as one of the nations who have recognized the comprehensive advantages of bioethanol as fuel. Link: http://www.bioethanol.com.ph/
  23. Conversion of Negros sugar mills to ethanol plants urged First posted 02:23pm (Mla time) Mar 10, 2006 GOVERNMENT must help convert sugar mills in Negros island and other parts of the country into plants for producing ethanol fuel, Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr. said Friday in a statement. Pimentel, principal author of the Senate version of the Alternative Energy Sources Bill, said sugar planters from Negros Occidental have told him that many sugar mills could be converted into ethanol plants with government assistance at a cost of one million dollars per plant. “The cost of converting an existing sugar mills into ethanol mill is manageable and with political will, it is something that the government can very well afford to guarantee as loans to the sugar mill owners,” he said. The Senate minority leader cited opinions of energy experts and said that among the substitute indigenous sources of fuel, the increased production of ethanol fuel can be easily done. He said doing so would reduce the country’s dependence on imported oil or fossil fuel whose prices are becoming more expensive. Ethanol fuel is extracted from sugarcane, cassava, or corn. He emphasized that his proposal stands without prejudice to the continuous search for ways to tap the coconut as a source of coco-diesel and other indigenous sources of energy. “Considering the urgent need to transfer to an alternative fuel that can be done expediently and at the soonest possible time, we should consider prioritizing the production of ethanol over other indigenous sources of fuel or fuel additives,” he said. Pimentel also suggested that ethanol be used principally as transport fuel additive. He cited statistics which indicates that the country consumes at least 3.8 billion dollars worth of imported oil and petroleum products annually. Of which, 28 percent is consumed by transport users in the public and private sectors. But, Pimentel said, the shift from fossil fuel to ethanol must be done not in one blow but “incrementally” as Brazil and Thailand are doing. (1 dollar = 51.457 pesos)
  24. JUST HAD A PM... from someone saying: He bought both Horizonte and Hidefield, and is now "unhappy" that he did. NOW, I find this attitude just a little curious. What did he expect?? Personally, I bought both in the recent placements (HIF at 8.5p), and Horizonte (at 30p). I am very pleased with what I am seeing. There has been a sharp selloff in Gold mining stocks, and these two are holding rather well at profitable levels. The should be good candidates from upward action if and when gold resumes its upward course, or either company can report favoravle drilling news or other corporate progress. All I can conclude is that the unhappy holder either: + Bought sloppily, paying too much over the placement price- unfortunately this is all to easy in the AIM market with its wide bid/offer spreads, or + He expected an immediate rocket ship move in the stocks, and they are not that type of company, at least not until they have some news to report, or + He bought, thinking gold would continue to rocket upwards- which is unrealistic Frankly, this correction is healthy for the market. It was drawing in too much speculative "hot money", and now the hot money may be leaving. Maybe their exit will push some stocks down to bargain levels. Such is the way of markets, and newcomers will need to learn this lesson
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    Uranium: Price is booming

    I dont know that one. But I think most Uranium stocks are in a bubble now. I owned many, but have only a handful left: MAW.v, etc