Every Reason to Panic over Portland Condo Glut - Seeking Alpha - Sent Using Google Toolbar

Every Reason to Panic over Portland Condo Glut - Seeking Alpha

Portland's condo demand appeared insatiable. Now, shelved projects and stalled construction dot the city as a Shadow falls on the Portland condo market.

In the hot real estate summer of 2005, the futuristic John Ross tower generated a buzz never seen before in Portland. Within a week, 222 potential buyers plunked down $5,000 or more to reserve their condos in the 31-story tower on the Willamette River. The talk around town was that developers couldn't build new big-city condos fast enough to keep up with downsizing baby boomers and newcomers.

But two years later, the condo boom is over. Today, the John Ross has seen so many canceled purchases that developers actually have fewer buyers -- 192 -- than they did two years ago.

The city has a condo glut, and thousands more are rising out of the ground. In the past six years, developers built 4,042 downtown condos, more than twice the figure from the previous 30 years. Today, developers have nearly 2,114 condos under construction.

Nelda Newton, a senior vice president at Wells Fargo, is generally positive on condos long term but acknowledges that current condo sales can barely keep pace with cancellations.

[Mish comment: Nelda is as clueless as those positive on Florida condos in the summer of 2005]

Condos in the early 1990s went for about $120 a square foot. Today, prices sometimes are far above $500. But the hype is now on hold.

developer Bob Ball shocked the industry when he converted the $50 million Wyatt building under construction in the Pearl to rentals. Ball had already put in expensive finishes for high-priced condos.

Before the switch, Ball said he'd cut prices and still sold only 53 units, just 21 percent of the total and barely half his goal.

"The problem wasn't with the Wyatt," Ball said. "It was the overall change in the market. We just have too much supply on the market." Ball said last week that he has sold the Wyatt to an unnamed buyer.

[Mish comment: The problem is always overall supply. Why was it so hard to see when you started building the things?]

Other projects have been plagued by disappointing sales.

Bob Scanlan, whose real estate company invested in the John Ross, says sales are so slow in that tower that he expects his returns to be cut in half. The 303-unit building is almost two-thirds sold -- not bad for such a big project completed just this summer, but far below initial expectations. Backers now predict the building won't sell out until spring 2009, a year later than first hoped.

The 104-unit Westerly tower near Northwest 23rd Avenue is scheduled to be complete this winter. It has sold about 40 percent of its condos.

[Mish comment: It will remain half vacant for years or prices will be slashed. Anyone buying one of those units now is a fool.]

"No reason to panic"

Still, real estate insiders remain confident about the long-term future.

They say Portland is immune from the downturn that's infected other big cities. Job growth remains strong, and people continue to move to the area, providing demand for urban living. "It's steady as she goes here," Scanlan said. "There's no reason to panic."

Every Reason To Panic
We are now hearing the same nonsense from people like Bob Scanlan that we heard in Florida.

Florida Two Years Ago:

  • Florida is "immune".
  • Look at the demographics.
  • Look at the jobs.
  • It's impossible to overbuild.
  • Retirees will move to Florida.
Portland Today:
  • Portland is "immune".
  • Look at the demographics.
  • Look at the jobs.
  • It's impossible to overbuild.
  • Retirees will move to the inner city.

The only difference in the story is those retirees who were all going to move to Miami had a sudden change of heart. They are now supposedly headed to Portland instead.

B.C. on Portland Condos

I received an Email from a friend today on the insanity of the Portland Condo Market. He lives in Portland. Here is the Email from "B.C."

There has been absolute insanity occurring during the past 2-3 years here in Portland; well, the bell rang for the top 14-16 months ago, but the local media are only now getting around to suggesting that the market will "slow down". With many newer condos (or remodels) in hipster downtown areas (or so they thought) having reached Manhattan prices/sq. ft. in '06, and persisting still today, I expect prices will crash 50% or more in the years ahead.

Tattooed and pierced older Xers and younger Millennials working 2-3 dead-end, part-time jobs do not make even a fraction of the income after taxes and existing debt service required to pay current prices (the median price is 80-100% above median household income of Portlanders in the 21-34 age bracket, implying a decline of 35% in real terms over 6-7 years or flat nominal prices for 11-12 years minimum at the trend GDP), not to mention their dismal credit positions from student, auto, and revolving consumer loans rendering them poor credit risks for years to come.

Moreover, there is not even close to the necessary number of Boomers dying to sell their $400,000-$500,000 suburban houses to flood downtown to downsize by half or more and pay more per sq. ft than the houses they are selling, and to take on huge mortgages in their 60s with $500-$1000/month Home Owner Association fees.

How does one rationalize $1.25M for an 1800 sq. ft. high-rise condo with a $900-$1000/month HOA fee? One has to be daft or completely insane to pay such a price or expect someone to pay such a price.

However, US Bank (USB), KeyCorp ( KEY), Umpqua (UMPQ), Wells Fargo ( WFC), Bank of America (BAC), etc., are still competing to lend to build out (albeit at a slower rate of late), leaving us with at least 4-5 years of supply overhang so far versus fundamentals.

For more on banking please see Problems For Banks, Problems For You? and Consumer Credit vs. Weakening Demand. And speaking of fundamentals, it is highly likely that Portland job growth is a mirage just as Florida's job market was. Sure there are plenty of construction jobs as long as there are fools building an unlimited supply of condos and houses that will not be sold for years. The job picture in Portland will change once all of this nonsensical building stops. It looks like every city has to discover this by itself.

Reverse takeover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Sent Using Google Toolbar

Reverse takeover - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A reverse takeover occurs when a publicly-traded smaller company acquires ownership of a larger company. It typically requires reorganization of capitalization of the acquiring company.

In the event that the larger company is publicly traded, the reverse takeover results in a privately held company becoming a publicly held company without going the traditional route of filing a prospectus and undertaking an initial public offering (IPO). Rather, it is accomplished by the shareholders of the private company selling all of their shares in the private company to the public company in exchange for shares of the public company.



[edit] Process

In a reverse takeover, shareholders of the private company purchase control of the public shell company and then merge it with the private company. The publicly traded corporation is called a "shell" since all that exists of the original company is its organizational structure. The private company shareholders receive a substantial majority of the shares of the public company and control of its board of directors. The transaction can be accomplished within weeks. If the shell is an SEC-registered company, the private company does not go through an expensive and time-consuming review with state and federal regulators because this process was completed beforehand with the public company.

The transaction involves the private and shell company exchanging information on each other, negotiating the merger terms, and signing a share exchange agreement. At the closing, the shell company issues a substantial majority of its shares and board control to the shareholders of the private company. The private company's shareholders pay for the shell company by contributing their shares in the private company to the shell company that they now control. This share exchange and change of control completes the reverse takeover, transforming the formerly privately held company into a publicly held company.

[edit ] Benefits

The advantages of public trading status include the possibility of commanding a higher price for a later offering of the company's securities. Going public through a reverse takeover allows a privately held company to become publicly held at a lesser cost, and with less stock dilution than through an initial public offering (IPO). While the process of going public and raising capital is combined in an IPO, in a reverse takeover, these two functions are separate. A company can go public without raising additional capital. Separating these two functions greatly simplifies the process.

In addition, a reverse takeover is less susceptible to market conditions. Conventional IPOs are risky for companies to undertake because the deal relies on market conditions, over which senior management has little control. If the market is off, the underwriter may pull the offering. The market also does not need to plunge wholesale. If a company in registration participates in an industry that's making unfavorable headlines, investors may shy away from the deal. In a reverse takeover, since the deal rests solely between those controlling the public and private companies, market conditions have little bearing on the situation.

The process for a conventional IPO can last for a year or more. When a company transitions from an entrepreneurial venture to a public company fit for outside ownership, how time is spent by strategic managers can be beneficial or detrimental. Time spent in meetings and drafting sessions related to an IPO can have a disastrous effect on the growth upon which the offering is predicated, and may even nullify it. In addition, during the many months it takes to put an IPO together, market conditions can deteriorate, making the completion of an IPO unfavorable. By contrast, a reverse takeover can be completed in as little as thirty days.

Additionally, many shell companies carry forward what is known as a tax-loss. This means that a loss incurred in previous years can be applied to income in future years. This shelters future income from income taxes. Since most active public companies become dormant public companies after a string of losses, or at least one large one, it is more likely that a shell company will offer this tax shelter.

It is highly unusual to preserve any benefit from the tax loss carry forward in a shell company. The tax regulations normally reduce the loss carry forward by the percentage of the change in control. In a well structured reverse merger, the private company should end up with 95% or more of the stock after the merger, thus reducing the tax loss carry-forward by this amount.

[edit ] Drawbacks

Reverse Takeovers always come with some history, and some shareholders. Sometimes this history can be bad, and manifest itself in the form of unseen liabilities, sloppy records, lurking lawsuits (lying in wait for the company to gain assets which to pursue), and other skeletons in the closet. Additionally, these shells may sometimes come with angry or deceitful shareholders who are anxious to "dump" their stock at the first chance they get. Possibly the biggest caveat is that most CEO's are naive and inexperienced in the world of publicly traded companies, and are experienced in the public markets. Due diligence and experienced advisors can overcome all of these drawbacks. RTO's can be explosive vehicles for corporate growth, but they are not to be taken lightly.

[ edit] Future financing

The greater number of financing options available to publicly held companies is a primary reason to undergo a reverse takeover. These financing options include:

  • The issuance of additional stock in a secondary offering
  • An exercise of warrants, where stockholders have the right to purchase additional shares in a company at predetermined prices. When many shareholders with warrants exercise their option to purchase additional shares, the company receives an infusion of capital.
  • Other investors are more likely to invest in a company via a private offering of stock when a mechanism to sell their stock is in place should the company be successful.

In addition, the now-publicly held company obtains the benefits of public trading of its securities:

  • Increased liquidity of company stock
  • Higher company valuation due to a higher share price
  • Greater access to capital markets
  • Ability to acquire other companies through stock transactions
  • Ability to use stock incentive plans to attract and retain employees

[edit ] Examples

In all of these cases sans US Airways and America West Airlines, shareholders of the acquiree controlled the resulting entity. With US Airways and America West Airlines, US Airways creditors (not shareholders) were left with control.

[edit ] See also

[edit ] References

[edit ] External links

Raleigh company going public through reverse merger - Triangle Business Journal: - Sent Using Google Toolbar

Raleigh company going public through reverse merger - Triangle Business Journal:

Dara BioSciences is taking itself public through a reverse merger with a troubled Boston biotech.

Dara, a privately held biotech headquartered in Raleigh, said it will be acquiring 96.4 percent of the shares of Point Therapeutics (Nasdaq: POTP). The move qualifies as a reverse merger, or the acquisition of a public company by a private company that allows the private company to eschew the long, complex and often expensive process of going through an initial public offering.

Companies often perform reverse mergers when they're having trouble attracting traditional forms of financing, such as venture capital. But Dara BioSciences CEO Richard Franco said his company wasn't having trouble raising money.

"Our balance sheet's in great shape," he said.

Rather, Franco said, Dara thought the drugs in Point Therapeutics' pipeline had some value. Other ways of adding liquidity, such as a VC round, wouldn't have offered access to that pipeline.

"It was an opportunity that presented itself," Franco says. "We pursued it, and we're fortunate to bring the transaction to a close."

Once a promising biotech startup, Point Therapeutics was trading for pennies after the company cut all but a pair of workers and stopped operations after phase III trials of its lung cancer treatment, talabostat, were halted by regulators earlier this year. The company was on pace to be delisted from the Nasdaq Stock Market if it hadn't found a suitor.

Post-merger, the company will go by the name Dara BioSciences. A stock ticker has yet to be determined.

Franco acknowledged that talabostat "didn't do so well" in treating lung cancer. Dara officials think it might have potential in treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia, or cancer in white blood cells, and skin cancer. Dara also is interested in diabetes treatment PT-630, which is in preclinical studies.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. But shares of Point Therapeutics closed Tuesday at 5 cents, giving the company a market value of $2 million.

Shares jumped more than 500 percent in trading Wednesday, to 27 cents. By 2 p.m., more than 41 million shares had exchanged hands - higher than the 36 million shares that are freely trading on the public markets, according to Yahoo Finance.

Dara, which has 10 employees, was founded in Destin, Fla. It moved its headquarters to Raleigh in 2005 and closed on $10 million in a $22 million series B round of financing in early 2006.

The company is focused on drugs to treat metabolic diseases, such as diabetes, and central nervous system disorders. Its lead drug candidate, KRN5500, is in phase II trials for the treatment of neuropathic pain, or pain that comes from the nerves.

Franco, for his part, is a veteran of the Triangle life sciences industry. He has been president of Durham biotech LipoScience, leaving the company the same month it abandoned plans for an IPO; prior to co-founding the firm, he was CEO at Morrisville biotech Trimeris.

Dara BioSciences should file a proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission in four to six weeks, Franco says, as a prelude to its reverse merger. The Point Therapeutics acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of 2008.

Patent crunch pending : Nature News

Patent crunch pending : Nature News: "

Patent crunch pending

Drug makers are fighting a rear-guard action against patent laws that are before the US Congress. Meredith Wadman reports.

You shouldn't have to throw the biotech industry under a bus to make life easier for the IT industry. — Jim Greenwood"You shouldn't have to throw the biotech industry under a bus to make life easier for the IT industry." — Jim GreenwoodC. CORDER/NEWSCOM

The biotechnology firm Alkermes in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has made a big bet on a simple idea: that patients with diabetes should be able to inhale, rather than inject, their insulin. Since the method was first described in 1997 (D. A. Edwards et al . Science 276, 1868–1872), the company has been developing it to allow large drug particles such as insulin to be delivered efficiently from a palm-sized inhaler. With its product now in the final stages of clinical trials, Alkermes — in partnership with drug maker Eli Lilly — has poured hundreds of millions of dollars into the venture.

But Alkermes has a problem on Capitol Hill: a package of reforms that the company, along with the rest of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries, says threatens to undermine its patents. The legislation passed the House of Representatives last month on a closer-than-expected vote; it may come to a Senate vote as soon as this month.

Makers of insulin inhalers fear that their patents will be devalued.Makers of insulin inhalers fear that their patents will be devalued.

The Patent Reform Act of 2007 is predicated on the view that the US patent system has swung too far in favour of innovators, who are collecting outsized damage awards, to the detriment of sometimes innocent infringers. A commonly cited example is the $1.52 billion levied against Microsoft in February by a jury in San Diego. The jury decided that the software giant had infringed two patents owned by Alcatel–Lucent, based in Paris, when it used the MP3 format in its Windows Media Player software. (The verdict was overturned in August by a judge who contended that only one patent had been violated. A new trial to calculate the damages is awaited.)

Damage limitation

Most controversial, is the part of the reform that aims to reduce the amount of damages paid to firms when patents are infringed. It tells the courts to base damage awards on the economic value of the patented component that was infringed, not on the value of the entire product, as often happens under current law. It also instructs the courts to subtract out the economic value of all 'prior art' — that is, any publicly available information relevant to claims of originality — in the invention. That's music to the ears of the Apples and Microsofts of this world, whose products often rely on thousands of components, many of which have been patented by others — and sometimes without the infringing company's knowledge.

But drug and biotechnology firms — along with innovators in several other industries — often rely on fewer patents, and these tend to be the result of their own original work. Thus, they are more likely to sue for infringement than be sued. What's more, what look like minor advances on prior art in the drug industry can yield big advantages to patients. Consider, for instance, that neither insulin nor inhalers are new. So subtracting out prior art in the case of inhaled insulin could mean that Alkermes is left holding little or nothing in damages if it were to sue another firm for infringement, the company says.

Kathryn Biberstein, Alkermes' general counsel, warned the Senate judiciary committee back on 6 June that the legislation would discourage companies from developing products such as inhaled insulin by removing their incentives to do so.

The upshot is that the proposed change in damage calculations is strongly opposed by drug and biotech companies — along with big manufacturing firms such as Caterpillar and General Electric, who preside over patent estates that include everything from batteries to jet engines. They argue that the new approach will devalue their patents, their licences and ultimately their attractiveness to investors.

“If your protein is only 5% different from the preceding protein, which was prior art, you will receive pennies on the dollar,” says Jim Greenwood, who heads the Biotechnology Industry Organization in Washington DC. “Under that kind of approach, it pays to infringe. And if it pays to infringe, people will no longer invest in companies with novel therapeutic patents.”

“What Congress needs to do is improve the patent environment for all sectors of the American economy,” says Greenwood. “You shouldn't have to throw the biotech industry under a bus to make life easier for the IT industry.”

But the bill's supporters, including most of the finance and IT industries, counter that the changes are vital to curb damages that have run amok.

“I had three pieces of patent litigation in the late 1990s. Today I am defending 30,” Mark Chandler, general counsel at the IT firm Cisco Systems in San Jose, California, told a forum at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington DC last month. “It's a huge increase in the amount of litigation and in expense.”

Lying in wait

The majority of the cases he deals with today, Chandler says, are brought by 'patent trolls' who simply buy patents and then lie in wait for innocent companies to infringe them, adding no value or innovation themselves.

The proposed changes “bring patent law back to its focus of promoting innovation and not unfairly rewarding inventors at the expense of the economy”, says Andy Cadel, the top intellectual-property lawyer at JPMorgan Chase, a financial-services firm based in New York.

The stark divide between those who make pills and those who make PCs brings considerable pressure to bear on senators with constituents in both camps, such as Joseph Biden (Democrat, Delaware) and Dianne Feinstein (Democrat, California). Those divided loyalties are just what the Biotechnology Industry Organization and its allies are counting on as they launch an all-out effort to block the bill from reaching a Senate vote. They face an uphill climb given the IT industry's funds and finesse — not to mention its friendly history with the Democrats who control Congress.



zipsy zippicun: E! News - Lindsay Talks Rehab, Recovery

zipsy zippicun: E! News - Lindsay Talks Rehab, Recovery

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

E! News - Lindsay Talks Rehab, Recovery

E! News - Lindsay Talks Rehab, Recovery - Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan is fresh out of rehab and already back in the tabloids.

In postrehab sitdowns with a pair of celebrity weeklies, Lohan called her time at Utah's Cirque Lodge treatment center a life-changing experience.

"It made me look at myself and all of the people, places and things in my life in a different way," the 21-year-old star told OK! magazine.

To In Touch Weekly, she admitted it was hard for her to surrender to the program but ultimately rewarding. "It was really humbling for me, but I liked how I was treated as a normal person. I had to look out for myself."

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zipsy zippicun: IOL: Lopez defends Spears, Lohan and Hilton

zipsy zippicun: IOL: Lopez defends Spears, Lohan and Hilton

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

IOL: Lopez defends Spears, Lohan and Hilton

IOL: Lopez defends Spears, Lohan and Hilton

Jennifer Lopez has defended troubled stars Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, insisting the pressures of fame are responsible for their recent personal problems.

Lopez believes the party-loving young celebrities are struggling to cope with being in the public eye the whole time.

She says: "People wonder why Britney or Lindsay or Paris is acting crazy, but they don't know what it means not to be able to walk outside your house.

"'Oh, but she has millions!' they say, but that doesn't help when you can't… feel good.

"I feel so bad when I see people going through the beginnings of it. Because it's not fun. You have to learn to navigate it because if you don't, it will eat you up.

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zipsy zippicun: Pam Anderson weds Paris Hilton's sex tape lothario

zipsy zippicun: Pam Anderson weds Paris Hilton's sex tape lothario

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Pam Anderson weds Paris Hilton's sex tape lothario

Pam Anderson weds Paris Hilton's sex tape lothario

Canadian actress Pamela Anderson has married for the third time, getting hitched to Rick Salomon in a Las Vegas ceremony on Saturday night.

The former Baywatch star — who was once wedded to Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee for three years and singer Kid Rock for four months — describes Salomon as a "friend for 15 years."

Pamela Anderson, seen here at her 40th birthday party in June, married for the third time Saturday night. Her last marriage, to singer Kid Rock, lasted four months in 2006. Pamela Anderson, seen here at her 40th birthday party in June, married for the third time Saturday night. Her last marriage, to singer Kid Rock, lasted four months in 2006.
(J. Pat Carter/Associated Press)

Salomon may be best known as the co-star of Paris Hilton's sex tape — something he has in common with Anderson, who also had an infamous sex tape distributed while she was with Lee.

"Rick and I are truly grateful," said the B.C.-born Anderson on her blog.  

Reports say Anderson, 40, and Salomon, 38, held their nuptials at the Mirage Hotel and Casino during Anderson's 90-minute break between her two magic show appearances at Planet Hollywood. She is an assistant to magician Hans Klok.

Her sons Brandon and Dylan, as well as actors Tobey Maguire and Kevin Dillon were among 60 friends and family members who attended the ceremony.

"Anderson wore a white Valentino miniskirt; Salomon wore a black tux with a black beanie," reported USmagazine.com.

The casino chipped in a four-tiered, pink-and-white wedding cake.

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zipsy zippicun: Clinton as Paris Hilton?

zipsy zippicun: Clinton as Paris Hilton? - First Read - msnbc.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Clinton as Paris Hilton? - First Read - msnbc.com

Clinton as Paris Hilton? - First Read - msnbc.com

From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones
One older man at the Dakota City, Iowa event, the last stop on Clinton's "Middle Class Express" bus tour, had a bit of beauty advice for Clinton.

Ernest Kellenberger, 84, brought a printout from the Internet with several pictures of Paris Hilton. He said Clinton should copy Hilton's hairstyle, pointing out a picture of the heiress with an upsweep. He said Clinton having her hair "all hanging down like she just got out of bed" isn't going to work, especially in foreign countries.

Here's the link to the printed page he brought.

Kellenberger liked the first style, on the far left.

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zipsy zippicun: moon bloodgood

zipsy zippicun: moon bloodgood

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

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Torontoist: Televisualist: Moon, Swords, and Lots Of Words

It's only been two episodes so far, but Televisualist is willing to go out on a limb and say that we like Journeyman, mostly because they're really paying attention to the details of the times he's traveling to, but also because Moon Bloodgood is both smoking hot and has a name like a savage barbarian princess. (Global, 10 p.m.)

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zipsy zippicun: Nick Nolte is a father again at 66

zipsy zippicun: Nick Nolte is a father again at 66

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Nick Nolte is a father again at 66

Nick Nolte is a father again at 66 | Entertainment | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Nick Nolte is a father again at age 66 after his British girlfriend of several years, Clytie Lane, gave birth to the couple's first child, a daughter they have yet to name.

The infant, weighing in at 7 pounds and 13 ounces, was born last Wednesday in Los Angeles, and "both mother and daughter are doing well," according to a statement on Tuesday from the actor's publicist.

The baby girl is the first child for Lane, who is believed to be in her late 30s and is not in show business, and the second for Nolte, who has a 21-year-old son, Brawley, from the last of his three previous marriages.

The two-time Oscar nominee for his roles in "The Prince of Tides" and "Affliction" will next appear in Paramount Pictures' fantasy adventure "The Spiderwick Chronicles" and is currently filming the Ben Stiller comedy "Tropic Thunder" for DreamWorks.


(Malibu Fitness - Malibu, CA) Mallibu Fitness - Staff

Clytie Lane (Pilates) is a fully certified personal trainer and Pilates practitioner, holding bachelor's degrees in contemporary dance and English literature. Hailing from London, she weaves together all of her passions as creatively as possible, including writing, acting, storytelling, and yoga, Pilates and meditation instruction. "It's all about being!" she says.

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zipsy zippicun: French, German scientists share Nobel physics prize - Sify.com

zipsy zippicun: French, German scientists share Nobel physics prize - Sify.com

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

French, German scientists share Nobel physics prize - Sify.com

French, German scientists share Nobel physics prize - Sify.com

French, German scientists share Nobel physics prize

Tuesday, 09 October , 2007, 17:34

Stockholm: French scientist Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg of Germany won the 2007 Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery of giant magnetoresistance, the Nobel committee announced Tuesday.

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in its citation that their contribution "can also be considered one of the first real applications of the promising field of nanotechnology".

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knute rockne

zipsy zippicun: knute rockne

Monday, October 8, 2007

knute rockne

Oct 6, 2007
college football history, deathbed, george gipp, halftime, immortal speech, knute rockne, legend, notre dame football, Ronald Reagan, strep throat, veracitycollege football history, deathbed, george gipp, halftime, immortal speech, ...
Oct 5, 2007
The influence of Knute Rockne on American Football as a whole is undeniable, not only is he one of the most successful coaches that the Fighting Irish have ever had, he is also one of the most notable sporting personalities of all time. ...
10 hours ago
NFF tri-founder Grantland Rice was the noted columnist for that game while Hall of Fame head coach Knute Rockne led Notre Dame to its last bowl appearance until the 1970 Cotton Bowl... Chadron State RB Danny Woodhead became the ...

- Oct 05, 2007
- Oct 05, 2007
Nobody will mistake this Notre Dame team for coach Knute Rockne's "Four Horsemen," who defeated coach Pop Warner's Stanford team 27-10 team in the 1925 Rose ...
- Oct 08, 2007
- 15 hours ago
Knute Rockne's "Four Horsemen" defeated coach Pop Warner's Stanford team 27-10 in the 1925 Rose Bowl to give the Irish their first undisputed national ...
Arizona Daily Star
- Oct 06, 2007
- Oct 06, 2007
Coach Knute Rockne brought his team, which included the heralded "Four Horsemen" backfield, to Tucson for four days of practice on their way to the 1925 ...
Toronto Star
, Canada
- Oct 08, 2007
- 19 hours ago
First up there's Ronald Reagan as the Gipper in 1939's Knute Rockne , All American, starring Pat O'Brien, perhaps the greatest football flick of them all. ...

knute rockne        
george gipp, pat o brien, wade phillips, atlas foundry, bum phillips   

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zipsy zippicun: blogging various things biotech...: Nobel Season and a note on RNA

zipsy zippicun: blogging various things biotech...: Nobel Season and a note on RNA

Monday, October 8, 2007

blogging various things biotech...: Nobel Season and a note on RNA

blogging various things biotech...: Nobel Season and a note on RNA

Nobel Season. In the Pipeline:

Interesting to note:

The Nobel in Medicine has gone this year to the inventors of gene-knockout techniques for mice, which seems well-deserved, considering how much has been learned through such experiments. This is, in fact, one of those discoveries that you'd think was already recognized by a Nobel if you hadn't been keeping count, which is as good a criterion as any. (It's rather odd, for example, that gene knockouts were recognized after RNA interference, don't you think, since a good ten or fifteen years separate the two in real life?)

My previous post noted that over 46,000 hits came up for "knock-out mice" search on PubMed.  Interesting, RNAi gets only 9868,  Certainly not a perfect measures but informative on some level. 

Posted by <> at 7:29 PM

zipsy zippicun: paul byrd -

zipsy zippicun: paul byrd

Monday, October 8, 2007

paul byrd

News articles

New York Times
- Oct 08, 2007
- 4 hours ago
"Now I'ma rich man's Paul Byrd." Now, Reed is retired, and it's still easy to underestimate Byrd. He did go 15-8 for Cleveland this season, and he got the ...
- Oct 08, 2007
- 7 hours ago
Tonight's starting pitcher for Cleveland, Paul Byrd, is an aspiring writer. He's penning a "graphic journal" about how a man of faith can make it through ...
USA Today
- Oct 08, 2007
- 19 hours ago
Damon had three hits and drove in four runs on Sunday, but has struggled against Cleveland's Game 4 starter Paul Byrd (15-8, 4.59 ERA), going 3-for-19 ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription)
- Oct 08, 2007
- 11 hours ago
Paul Byrd. Interesting to note, Byrd went 4-0 with a 3.41 ERA against the Twins this year, and 0-1 with a 31.50 ERA against the Yankees. ...
More news results »

paul byrd    
chien ming wang, byrd, mike mussina, randy johnson, roger clemens     

Blog posts

1 hour ago
It may only be the fourth inning, but I need to vent my spleen: This is Paul Bryd pitching for the Indians. He's been with nine teams since 1995. You don't go to nine teams because you're a great pitcher. But the Yanks are making him ...
5 hours ago
Come on!!! The Indians are clearly managing for a game 5 as they chose not to start both CC Sabathia and Carmona on short rest - which would give them two chances with their aces. Instead, the Indians are putting Paul Byrd on the mound… ...
16 hours ago
Hear what Indians manager Eric Wedge and Game 4 starter Paul Byrd had to say following the Indians' 8-4 loss in Game at Yankee Stadium. Wedge talks about the team's performance and Byrd on pitching tonight in Game 4 [MP3...

Posted by <> at 7:35 PM

zipsy zippicun: deceptively delicious

zipsy zippicun: deceptively delicious

Monday, October 8, 2007

deceptively delicious

deceptively delicious

New York Post
- Oct 07, 2007
- Oct 07, 2007
October 7, 2007 -- The final acknowledgment in Jessica Seinfeld's "Deceptively Delicious : Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food" (Harper Collins) ...
OK! Magazine
- Oct 03, 2007
- Oct 03, 2007
Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook, Deceptively Delicious brings creativity to the kitchen to get kids to eat those healthy foods they dread! ...
New York Post
- Sep 30, 2007
- Sep 30, 2007
September 30, 2007 -- AMONG the boldface names who attended the Core Club launch of Jessica Seinfeld's new cookbook, " Deceptively Delicious," was her ...
Austin American-Statesman (subscription)
- Sep 18, 2007
- Sep 18, 2007
Later this fall, Jessica Seinfeld, wife of Jerry, will come out with her own book called " Deceptively Delicious," in which she offers up her own batch of ...

Blog posts

17 hours ago
Enter Deceptively Delicious, a new cookbook with fantastic variations on the classic theme of hiding healthy ingredients in tried-and-true favorites. Going beyond the usual - and usually unsuccessful - tricks, Deceptively Delicious ...
2 hours ago
deceptively-delicious1.jpg I must give Oprah another big hand for yet another great show. Today I tuned in to hear about Jessica Seinfeld's new book called Deceptively Delicious. The concept behind the book is pretty amazing. ...
2 hours ago
If you watched Oprah today, you learned about Jessica Seinfeld's (Jerry's wife) new book, Deceptively Delicious: Simple Secrets to Get Your Kids Eating Good Food, and what that secret ingredient is in those pink pancakes; ...

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zipsy zippicun: miss wheaton

zipsy zippicun: miss wheaton

Monday, October 8, 2007

miss wheaton

miss wheaton

Miss Wheaton's Website!

Welcome to Miss Wheaton's Website! ... Amanda Wheaton E-mail: WHEA3549@mail.plattsburgh.edu Site Hosted by: Plattsburgh State University ...
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miss wheaton
miss wheaton book, sarah plain and tall

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