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Endeavour Astronauts To Begin Installation of Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer

The United States space shuttle Endeavour lifted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Monday and the crew on Wednesday begin a nearly two-week mission aboard the International Space Station, where the six astronauts, 5 American and 1 Italian led by astonaut Mark Kelly, will begin on Thursday the installation of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a $2bn device designed to search for anti-matter and dark matter particles that scientists say could help explain how the universe was formed.

Endeavour docked with the orbiting laboratory Wednesday as part of the shuttle’s final space journey for which NASA says the docking went smoothly. Upon docking, the Endeavour crew were warmly greeted by the space station’s six other occupants.
According to a report in the Voice of America, the Endeavour astronauts will unload spare parts for the space station and conduct four spacewalks, the first of which is scheduled for Friday.
On Monday, three of the six other astronauts on the space station will climb into a Russian Soyuz capsule to return to Earth after a five-month stay.

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9th Circuit Court of Appeals End Winklevosses Claims to Facebook Fortune

SAN FRANCISCO | 11 April 2011

Winklevosses and ZuckerbergTyler and Cameron Winklevoss, the twin brothers that hired Mark Zuckerberg to code their idea of ConnectU into a website in 2003 appealed to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals this January to re-open a $65m legal settlement signed in 2008 with Facebook, a request that was denied at the District Court the brothers then felt compelled to appeal earlier this year. On Monday, the United States 9th Circuit Court of Appeals accordingly ruled that the Winklevosses who say Facebook was stolen from them by Mark Zuckerberg in 2003 when he was hired to code ConnectU and later used the code in 2004 to launch Facebook cannot back out of a deal they willingly made and entered into with the website and affirmed the District Court’s position.

The appeals court said there was no reason to re-open their case against Facebook, further stating that "[t]he Winklevosses are not the first parties bested by a competitor who then seek to gain through litigation what they were unable to achieve in the marketplace," the three Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals judges said in the ruling. "At some point, litigation must come to an end. That point has now been reached." the judges concluded.

THE SETTLEMENT

Facebook agreed to a settlement to end "rancorous litigation" in 2008 but did not admit Mark Zuckerberg had stolen the idea. In exchange for acceptance of the offer of settlement, the Winklevosses received $20m in cash and $45m worth of stock valued at $36 per share in Facebook.

"For whatever reason, they now want to back out… Like the district court, we see no basis for allowing them to do so," the appeals court judges said, referring to the settlement deal.

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How To Find Someone’s Contact Information On The Internet

Finding someone’s contact information on the web has never been easier, so easy that it becomes cumbersomeGoDaddy having to choose from the numerous databases, whether free, or for a fee. Depending upon what information is available of the person’s contact information being sought will be a prime indicator as to what service database needs to be accessed, and whether or not a fee will be incurred. The first location everyone should search for someone’s contact information on the web is by performing a Google search on whatever information is available.

Subsequent to a Google search, the following are service databases that are free of charge and are good to search if the contacts full name is available as well as the City and State they reside in:

MSN White Pages – Find People for Free

*Also provides reverse lookup capability for telephone number and street address which service is provided by whitepages.com.

Yahoo Search – People Search

*Also provides reverse phone lookup and email search.

People Finder – AnyWho

*Also provides reverse phone lookup. People Finder is a service of Anywho and AT&T.

People Search, Yellow Pages, White Pages, Phone Directory

*Also provides reverse phone lookup and is a service offered by WhoWhere.com.

The Official White Pages

*Also provides the following tools: Search for business, reverse phone and reverse address.

Other great places to search for contact information free of charge are through Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook allows you to send messages directly to its registered users, and Linked in, depending upon whether a connection to that person exists, as well. If no connection exists, users of LinkedIn can subscribe to LinkedIn Premium for a fee to by using the InMail® service and send that person a message.

However, there arise occasions when information may have been lost, or perhaps the acquaintance was not very well known or there is difficulty in obtaining certain key items of information ordinarily used to facilitate a contact information search. In these situations where no address information is available, or full name, and/or the telephone number that is available is an unpublished number, a service database that charges a fee would be of most help. The following are service databases that charge a fee but can search on limited available information, the last three of which require accounts with two major legal services, Westlaw and LexisNexis:

Intelius

People Finder

MyLife

US Search

People Finder Databases

Ultimate People Finder …

LexisNexis Public Records

Incurring the expense of a thorough background report by one of the aforementioned services shouldn’t be necessary, nor should the services of a private investigator be needed for contact information. However, those options could be used as a final resort – background reports are available at higher costs and are available at all fee listings above and a private investigator can be contracted in almost any local Yellow pages.

Beware of service databases that require payment of fees and familiarize yourself with their billing practices and whether or not you are acceptable to recurring monthly fees and the site terms and conditions to avoid any misunderstanding or ill sentiments afterward.

For a limited time, take 30% Off People Search Find current and unlisted number, address. Search billions of records by maiden name, SSN, or by phone number.

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