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Mei 28, 2011

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Mei 27, 2011

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Emas ke US$1.600, Tunggu Pertemuan The Fed

Oleh: Ahmad Munjin
Pasar Modal – Jumat, 27 Mei 2011 | 07:13 WIB

INILAH.COM, Jakarta – Dalam dua pekan ke depan, harga emas diperkirakan naik ke level US$1.538 meskipun belum rally. Untuk mencapai US$1.600 per troy ounce, market masih menantikan kebijakan moneter The Fed pada 22 Juni 2011.

Analis Monex Investindo Futures Ariston Tjendra mengatakan, dilihat dari tren hariannya, kenaikan harga emas masih terjaga. Menurutnya, jika ditarik garis trennya dari level terendah 15 Maret 2011 di level US$1,380,95 dan dihubungkan dengan titik terendah pada 5 Mei di level US$1,462,60 harga emas dalam posisi up trend.

Pasalnya, harga komoditas ini belum ada yang ditutup di bawah garis terlemah tersebut. Tapi, di sisi lain, meski level US$1.460 sudah ditembus ke US$1.530, harga emas belum benar-benar rally (naik terus tanpa henti). “Untuk level buttom sementara di level US$1,462 yang merupakan level support dalam dua pekan ke depan,” katanya kepada INILAH.COM, di Jakarta, Kamis (26/5).

Sedangkan resistance berada di level US$1,538 per troy ounce. Resistance tersebut berasal dari tarikan garis Fibonacci dari all time high-nya pada 2 Mei di level US$1,576,65 hingga level terendah Rp1.462 pada 5 Mei. Level retracement yang kuat di angka 61,8% di level US$1.538. “Ini menjadi resistance dalam dua pekan ke depan,” tandas Ariston.

Pada level resistance tersebut, akan ada konsolidasi harga yang menandakan terjadinya pertarungan antara penawaran dan permintaan harga. Artinya, harga emas saat ini memang naik tapi bukan rally, artinya masih ada potensi pelemahan dalam kenaikannya.

Penguatan harga emas, lanjut Ariston, dipicu keresahan pasar atas krisis utang di zona Euro. Tapi, hargatnya belum rally ke level US$1.600, karena investor menunggu pertemuan Bank Sentral AS The Fed pada 22 Juni 2011. “Meskipun, pasar sudah memperkirakan kebijakan moneter AS diperkirakan lebih ketat dibandingkan sebelumnya,” ucapnya.

Lebih jauh Ariston menjelaskan, setelah pasar mendapatkan kejelasan terkait kebijakan moneter The Fed, harga emas berpeluang mencapai US$1.600 per tory ounce. Sebab, Quantitative Easing (QE) tahap dua senilai US$600 miliar hingga Juni 2011 sudah tak ada lagi. “The Fed juga tidak akan menambah dengan kebijakan pelonggaran yang baru sehingga terkesan lebih ketat,” ungkapnya.

Ariston menambahkan The Fed sebenarnya masih memiliki aset dalam obligasi pemerintah sebagai exit strategy senilai US$2,7 triliun. The Fed akan melepasnya secara bertahap setelah Bank Sentral AS itu menaikkan suku bunga acuannya dari level 0-0,25% saat ini untuk pertama kalinya. “Menurut notulen rapat The Fed yang terakhir, bank sentral berniat melepaskan surat berharga dengan catatan telah menaikkan suku bunga yang pertama kali,” papar Ariston.

Potensi kenaikan emas saat ini, ditegaskan Ariston, karena investor menggunakan emas sebagai perlindungan nilai. Sebab, emas merupakan salah satu safe haven asset saat ini. “Jika dolar AS menguat, emas turun karena ditransaksikan dalam denominasi dolar AS,” kata Ariston menambahkan.

Di sisi lain, penguatan harga emas juga dipicu oleh kenaikan permintaan dari berbagai bank sentral sebagai perubahan komposisi reserve. Ini bisa dilihat dari World Gold Council (WGC).

Ariston tetap menyarankan strategi ‘Buy on Dips’ untuk bertransaksi di emas. Artinya, setiap mengalami koreksi besar merupakan kesempatan untuk beli. Menurutnya, support terdekat saat ini di level US$1.519. “Jika emas koreksi ke level terebut kesempatan untuk beli. Level berikutnya, US$1.503-US$1.506,” tambahnya.

Karena itu, bagi yang sudah berposisi beli, bisa menjual sebagian emasnya di level US$1,538. Tapi, bagi yang belum punya posisi, lebih baik jangan jual. Sebab, kenaikan harga emas belum bisa dipastikan hingga level berapa. “Sementara itu, level support-nya sudah bisa diketahui. Sebab, orang-orang akan beli setelah emas jatuh di atas US$10 per troy ounce,” imbuh Ariston. [mdr]

Harga Emas Melaju ke Level Tertinggi Tiga Pekan
Erlangga Djumena | Rabu, 25 Mei 2011 | 11:22 WIB

NEW YORK, KOMPAS.com — Kemarin malam, kontrak harga emas melesat ke level tertinggi dalam tiga minggu terakhir. Lonjakan harga emas terjadi setelah dollar AS melemah sehingga mendongkrak permintaan emas sebagai investasi alternatif.

“Investor melihat ada penurunan di pasar mata uang. Itu sebabnya mereka ingin membeli emas,” ujar Adam Klopfenstein, senior market strategist Lind-Waldock, di Chicago.

Pada pukul 13.41 waktu New York, kontrak harga emas untuk pengantaran Juni di Comex New York naik 7,90 dollar AS atau 0,5 pesen sehingga berada di posisi 1.523,30 dollar AS per troy ounce. Ini merupakan level penutupan tertinggi untuk kontrak yang paling aktif diperdagangkan sejak 3 Mei.

Dalam setahun terakhir, harga emas sudah naik 28 persen. Harga emas menyentuh rekor tertinggi di posisi 1.557,40 dollar AS per troy ounce pada 2 Mei.

“Investor melihat emas sebagai investasi alternatif teraman dibandingkan dollar. Kami masih bullish terhadap harga emas,” kata Jeff Sherman, analis DoubleLine Capital LP, di New York. (Barratut Taqiyyah/Kontan)

Mei 24, 2011

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Gold hits two-week high on euro debt worries

By Silvia Antonioli
LONDON | Tue May 24, 2011 10:53am EDT
(Reuters) – Gold rose to its highest in nearly three weeks on Tuesday as concerns about a spreading EU debt crisis fueled safe haven buying, while a softer dollar provided support.

Spot gold hit $1,527.45 a troy ounce, its highest since May 4. It was bid at $1,526.50 an ounce at 1408 GMT from $1,516.05 late in New York on Monday.

Portugal and Ireland would be at risk of multi-notch credit downgrades, pushing their ratings into junk territory in the event of a default by Greece, Moody’s EMEA chief credit officer told Reuters.

“There is so much uncertainty that the downside risk for gold is low in the short term,” said VTB Capital analyst Andrey Kryuchenkov.

“People are still frightened about Portugal and about a possible restructuring of the Greek debt so safe haven flows will continue,” he said.

But in the long term there may be headwinds for the precious metal such as a possible decision of the U.S. Federal Reserve to increase interest rates, Kryuchenkov said.

Low interest rates help gold which competes with yield-bearing assets for investors’ cash.

“We expect gold prices to continue to climb in 2011 as the resumption of quantitative easing should keep U.S. real interest rates low,” Goldman Sachs said in a note.

“However … we expect U.S. real interest rates to begin to rise into 2012, likely causing gold prices to peak in 2012.”

A lower U.S. currency, which makes commodities priced in dollars cheaper for holders of other currencies, was also supporting gold.

Gold prices in British pounds hit a record high of at 944.18 pounds an ounce. Gold denominated in euros hit a record high of 1,081.76 euros.

“We like (gold in euros) right now, considering the breadth and depth of risk-sapping variables that currently prevail,” UBS said in a note.

RENEWED INTEREST

Renewed investor interest in gold was reflected in holdings of the largest gold-backed exchange-traded-fund (ETF), New York’s SPDR Gold Trust, which rose 0.63 percent to above 38.88 million ounces on Monday from Friday.

Holdings in the largest silver-backed ETF, New York’s iShares Silver Trust, fell 0.15 percent to around 325.9 million ounces on Monday.

Spot silver touched $36.365 an ounce, its highest since May 13. It was bid at $36.30 an ounce from $35.04 late on Monday and platinum at $1,763.24 from $1,748.35.

“Everyone is cautiously optimistic about PGMs (platinum group metals). We certainly don’t expect strong gains but they will move up gradually,” Kryuchenkov said.

“There are many supportive factors (PGMs). You can still justify their prices with fundamentals, and the recovery in the automotive sector is under way.”

Spot palladium was bid at $740.47 an ounce from $727.99 late on Monday.

Both platinum and palladium are used to make catalytic converters for cars, production of which is expected to rise this year and next.

(Additional reporting by Pratima Desai; Editing by Jason Neely and Anthony Barker)

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‘Hypersexual disorder’ might make DSM-5
At an annual meeting, psychiatrists also consider grouping compulsive gambling with substance-use disorders in the updated manual.

By Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times
May 23, 2011
Reporting from Honolulu —— Tiger Woods’ mistresses. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s secret child. Bill Clinton’s sexual escapades in the Oval Office. Every case of a prominent man risking his family, career and status for extramarital sex raises the question: What were they thinking?

Mental health experts wonder this too, and not just because of the cases that make headlines. Each year, thousands of men and women from all walks of life seek psychiatric help for sexual conduct disorders, said doctors gathered here last week at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Assn.

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The growing prominence of sexual behavior problems has prompted psychiatrists to consider creating a new type of mental disorder — “hypersexual disorder” — characterized by excessive and risky sexual behavior. It’s being considered for inclusion in the next edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, called DSM-5, due out in 2013.

Clearly, not everyone who makes a dumb decision regarding sex has a mental illness. But enough research has been conducted to verify that hypersexual disorder really exists, researchers said.

Since Woods’ admission of a problem, research on sex addiction has exploded — although it’s impossible to say how much academic interest may have been stimulated by the golfer’s case.

“I have learned more in the past 18 months than perhaps in the previous decade,” said Patrick Carnes, executive director of the Gentle Path program for sex addiction at Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services in Hattiesburg, Miss., where Woods is said to have sought treatment for his problematic sexual behavior after his marriage fell apart in 2009.

Research has yielded clues about commonalities in the childhood experiences of so-called sex addicts. A significant number of them experienced some type of mental, physical or sexual abuse as children, experts reported at the APA meeting. Other studies have shown that people with the condition often lacked close relationships early in life.

According to one study presented by Swedish researchers, 92% of men with hypersexual disorders had at least mild depressive symptoms. Both men and women with the condition had lower levels of well-being compared with people without hypersexual disorder. Women with the disorder reported being more emotionally distressed than male patients.

Attention to the problem is growing and coming at just the right time, Carnes said. The widespread availability of pornography on the Internet may be creating ever-younger people with sexual conduct disorders, Carnes said.

“I am seeing patients now in their mid-20s who started doing Internet sexual behavior when they were in the fifth grade,” he said.

Exposure to pornography or sexual activity at a young age can prime the brain to create the need for more sexual stimulation later in life, he said.

“Research shows early exposure to any substance increases the risk of later addiction,” Carnes said. “The same is true of sex addiction.”

Gambling category

Compulsive gambling will likely be grouped with substance-use disorders in the new DSM, the first so-called behavioral addiction to be added to a category that traditionally has been reserved for drug and alcohol problems. Other “behavioral addictions” — including Internet addiction, shopping addiction and exercise addiction — also have more in common with drug abuse than other types of mental disorders, experts said.

Compulsive gambling shares many of the same characteristics as substance addiction, said Dr. Jon Grant, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and co-director of the Impulse Control Disorders Clinic there. Like drug addicts, compulsive gamblers show a lack of control, develop a tolerance for the behavior, attempt to stop but can’t, and even have withdrawal symptoms.

“Over time, the gambling becomes less pleasurable and more of a habit or compulsion,” Grant said. But, he added, “they feel horrible if they don’t go gambling. They are trying to avoid a worse state by doing it.”

One major difference between substance addiction and compulsive gambling is that many addicted gamblers are able to quit on their own.

Internet addiction probably won’t be designated as a mental disorder in DSM-5, said Dr. Charles P. O’Brien, chairman of the DSM-5 work group on substance-related disorders and a psychiatrist at the University of Pennsylvania. It may be included in the appendix of DSM-5 as a behavior that needs more research, along with excessive video gaming.

Too little scientific evidence exists to create categories for shopping, work or exercise addictions, O’Brien said.

Compulsive sexual and eating behaviors don’t fit as well into the category of addictions, he said, because an appropriate amount of food and sex is normal. But hypersexual and binge eating disorders are proposed for inclusion in other chapters of the DSM-5.

“It’s not that we don’t think sex addiction and these other things are disturbing to patients,” O’Brien said. “But to keep some kind of meaning to the word ‘addiction,’ we are not recommending these other things be included.”

The word “addiction” has fallen out of favor with psychiatrists anyway. “Addiction” and “abuse” will likely be scratched from the DSM-5 in favor of the term “substance-use disorders.”

shari.roan@latimes.com

Mei 19, 2011

I heart you: emas is a must (3530) … 230511

Filed under: EMAS or GOLD...ce'ileh... — bumi2009fans @ 8:30 am

Nilai kontrak emas diperkirakan terus menguat guna melanjutkan peningkatan mingguan pertamanya dalam 3 pekan terakhir. Kekhawatiran terhadap utang sejumlah negara di Eropa menaikkan permintaan logam mulia itu sebagai pengaman aset.
Harga emas pengiriman dalam waktu dekat naik 0,5% menjadi US$1.519,35 per ounce. Kontrak emas diperdangkan naik 1,2% sepanjang pekan lalu.

Kontrak emas pengiriman Juni di bursa New York juga menguat 0,7% menjadi US$1.519 per ounce. “Inevstor membeli aset pengaman nilai setelah Fitch Ratings menurunkan peringkat utang Yunani dan Standard & Poor’s menempatkan Italia ke outlook yang negatif. Hal ini memperkuat kurs dolar AS,” kata Head of Commodity Research ANZ Banking Group Ltd Mark Pervan dalam laporannya hari ini.

S&P pekan lalu menurunkan prospek kredit Italia ke negatif dari posisi stabil dengan pertimbangan risiko pelambatan laju ekonomi dan kesulitan pemangkasan utang pemerintah.

Fitch juga memangkas peringkat utang Yunani. Perkembangan itu menyebabkan euro melemah 0,5% terhadap dolar AS pada pukul 10.41 waktu Seoul.

http://www.bisnis.com/market/komoditas/24482-krisis-eropa-untungkan-prospek-harga-emas

Sumber : BISNIS.COM
Kenaikan harga emas dunia yang terjadi membuat emas perhiasan menjadi faktor utama pemicu inflasi di bulan ini. Sementara bahan makanan terus menurun akibat panen raya yang terjadi.

Demikian disampaikan oleh Kepala Badan Pusat Statistik (BPS) Rusman Heriawan ketika ditemui di Istana Presiden, Jakarta, Kamis (19/5/2011).

“Emas perhiasan masih penyumbang inflasi. Kayak bulan kemarin champion-nya untuk inflasi masih emas perhiasan walaupun ada deflasi. Kemudian, kalau bahan pokok umumnya enaklah untuk bulan Mei ini,” tuturnya.

Secara keseluruhan, lanjut Rusman, BPS mempredikis akan terjadi deflasi bulan ini karena harga makanan yang turun.

“Semakin kuat kayaknya potensi deflasi karena ini adalah situasi yang paling parah bagi cabai dan bahan pokok, kan jatuh terus harganya. Apalagi kalau sekarang panen lagi, jadi harga cabai itu di beberapa tempat sudah di bawah Rp 10 ribu,” tuturnya.

Selain itu, kenaikan harga bensin pertamax yang sampai menyentuh Rp 9.250 per liter bakalan ikut menyumbang inflasi di bulan ini.

“Kayaknya iya, karena ada gangguan sedikit dari pertamax walaupun sebenarnya juga pertamax itu enggak menarik dibicarakan dalam konteks inflasi walaupun ada. Sebab, bobotnya itu semakin kecil saja di dalam inflasi,” katanya.

Rusman mengatakan, potensi deflasi bulan ini akan berada di bawah 0,31% seperti yang terjadi di April lalu.

“Jadi deflasinya lebih kecil dari April. Tapi kalau pesimisnya saya katakan deflasi belum tentu juga terjadi, kalaupun terjadi ya kecil,” tukas Rusman.

Sumber: detikcom

Mei 16, 2011

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Mafia Tanah di Balik Isu Gempa 8,9 SR?
Bagus Santosa – Okezone
Senin, 22 Agustus 2011 07:30 wib
okezone
JAKARTA- Politikus asal Sumatera Barat (Sumbar), Indra J Pilliang, menduga isu gempa 8,9 SR di Sumbar yang dilontarkan oleh Staf Khusus Presiden Andi Arief terkait erat dengan mafia tanah di wilayah tersebut.

Dugaan tersebut kata Indra, terlihat saat isu gempa mencuat sejumlah warga Sumbar di seluruh area terutama di wilayah pinggir pantai kemudian menjual tanahnya dengan harga murah.

“Hampir diseluruh area terutama dipinggir pantai, warga banyak yang pindah,” katanya saat berbincang dengan okezone, Senin (22/8/2011).

Setelah menjual tanah dengan harga murah maka mafia-mafia tanah akan membelinya dan bahkan ada yang membeli untuk dibangun hotel. “Saya baru tahu belakangan. Itu info dari Padang,” jelas Indra.

“Kalau yang jual beli rumah itu sudah isu umum,” imbuhnya.

Oleh karena itu Indra pun meminta agar Andi Arief memberikan informasi yang sedetail-detailnya kepada public, bukan malah membuat isu yang menjadi momok ketakutan bagi rakyat Sumbar itu sendiri. “Jadi, info gempa skala besar itu patut dilihat dari sisi persiapan untuk menghadapinya,” kata Indra.

Dalam hal ini, orang-orang ahli dan tim khusus perlu bekerja bila tahu bahwa gempa skala 8,9 bisa berarti apa-apa, bisa juga tidak apa-apa, tergantung kedalaman dan lain lainya. “Beri kami edukasi, bukan isu,’ ujarnya.

Indra mengatakan, rakyat jelata mengkhawatirkan bila pemerintah tidak memberikan info yang jelas.
(ugo)

Warga Jakarta Panik Isu Gempa, Istana Senang
K. Yudha Wirakusuma – Okezone
Rabu, 18 Mei 2011 16:57 wib

JAKARTA – Staf Khusus Presiden bidang Sosial dan Bencana Alam, Andi Arief, mengaku bersyukur mendengar kepanikan warga akibat isu gempa bumi berkekuatan 8,7 skala richter yang mengancam wilayah Jakarta dan sekitarnya.

“Saya tidak khawatir dengan orang-orang yang panik. Saya bersyukur ada yang panik,” kata Andi kepada wartawan di Kantornya, Jalan Veteran, Jakarta Pusat, Rabu (18/5/2011).

Karena, lanjutnya, kepanikan tersebut menunjukan bahwa warga masih aware dengan nasibnya. “Kalau tidak ada yang panik, saya justru heran. Kepanikan saya anggap positif, karena pelan-pelan edukasi bahwa kita harus mempercayai penelitian scientific,” tegasnya.

Andi juga memberikan tanggapan positif soal tanggapan Gubernur DKI Jakarta Fauzi Bowo yang mempercayai hasil revisi tim gempa dan sudah mempersiapkan mikrozonasi, serta akan membangun beberapa gedung tahan gempa.

“Saya melihat ada perkembangan bagus, Pak Fauzi Bowo rasional, ini bukan kampanye gubernur, tapi satu sikap yang bisa meniru minimal Gubernur Sumbar. Di Padang, warga harus menjauhi 15 kilometer dari pantai. Kemudian segala upaya dilakukan untuk mengantisipasi gempa dan tsunami,” paparnya.

“Kita tertinggal jauh dengan Jepang. 1924 itu Tokyo diguncang gempa dan menewaskan 150 ribu orang. Sadar akan itu, mereka membuat pusat riset 1925. Kita baru buat 2011,” pungkasnya.

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Jakarta dan Bandung Berpotensi Gempa Besar
Minggu, 15 Mei 2011 | 20:29 WIB

… sebaiknya pegawai yang bekerja di gedung2 tinggi MEMPERSOALKAN TINGKAT KEAMANAN GEDUNG TERHADAP GEMPA, sejak saat ini …

TEMPO Interaktif, Jakarta – Dua kota besar Indonesia, yaitu Jakarta dan Bandung memiliki potensi terjadinya gempa besar. “Sumbernya berada di wilayah selat Sunda. Besarnya sekitar 8,7 Skala Ritcher,” kata Andi Arief, Staf Khusus Kepresidenan dalam diskusi bertemakan Bencana dan Sejarah Indonesia di Warung Daun Jakarta, Ahad 15 Mei 2011.

Andi menambahkan Jakarta, Bandung, dan kota-kota besar lainnya, seperti di Jepang dan Tripoli menjadi perhatian utama dari Badan Gempa Internasional karena besarnya potensi gempa yang terjadinya.

Untuk memperkecil jatuhnya korban jiwa akibat bencana alam yang kerap terjadi di Indonesia, terutama gempa bumi dan tsunami, pemerintah saat ini sedang membuat pemetaan terhadap daerah rawan bencana. Menurut Andi, secara strategis pemerintah telah melakukan langkah-langkah.

Selain membuat pemetaan daerah rawan bencana, Andi mencontohkan pemerintah daerah Sumatera Barat telah melakukan perpindahan ibu kota pemerintahan sejauh 15 Km dari lepas pantai. Pemerintah Sumatera Barat juga berencana memanfaatkan insting binatang sebagai sistem peringatan dini. “mereka berencana membuat kebun binatang mini,” kata Andi.

Sementara untuk wilayah Jakarta, Andi mengatakan sudah ada langkah awal yang dilakukan oleh pemerintah Jakarta. Diantaranya adalah melakukan pemeriksaan kondisi dan pengamanan instalasi pemerintah. “Saya pikir Jakarta sudah mulai mempersiapkan,” kata Andi.

Ketika ditanya mengenai apakah ibu kota negara akan dipindahkan terkait dengan besarnya potensi gempa di Jakarta, Andi menjawab tidak tahu. “Bukan kapasitas saya untuk menjawab itu,” katanya.

ADITYA BUDIMAN

Mei 14, 2011

I heart you: antivirus hepatitis C BARU… 150511

Filed under: Medicine — bumi2009fans @ 4:50 pm

FDA clears first new hepatitis C drug in 20 years

BY MATTHEW PERRONE (AP Health Writer)
Originally Published: 13. května 2011
Updated: 13. května 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a highly anticipated hepatitis C drug from Merck that is the first new treatment for the virus in 20 years.

The first-of-its-kind pill, Victrelis, has been shown to cure more patients in less time than the older drugs now used.

About 3.2 million people in the U.S. have Hepatitis C, a blood-borne disease linked to 12,000 deaths a year. The current two-drug treatment for the virus cures only about 40 percent of people and causes side effects like nausea, fatigue and vomiting.

The FDA said it approved the new drug based on two trials in which more than 65 percent of patients were cured when combining Victrelis with the two older drugs. Like HIV drugs, Victrelis will be prescribed as part of a drug cocktail to fight the virus.

Some patients were also able to eliminate the virus in seven months on the drug, nearly half the time needed with the current treatments alone.

Boceprevir works by blocking the enzyme protease that helps hepatitis reproduce. It differs from the older medications that boost the immune system.

“This new medication provides an effective treatment for a serious disease, and offers a greater chance of cure for some patients’ hepatitis C infection compared to currently available therapy,” said Dr. Edward Cox, director of the FDA’s office of antimicrobial products.

The drug, known generically as boceprevir, is designed to be taken three times a day with meals. Side effects include fatigue, nausea, headache and low blood cell count.

Analysts expect boceprevir to reach annual sales between $800 million and $1 billion. The drug is one of two new hepatitis treatments expected to gain approval this month. Vertex Pharmaceuticals is scheduled to receive a decision on its drug, telaprevir, by May 23. That drug is could garner even higher sales of up to $3 billion due to higher efficacy data, according to analyst estimates.

Hepatitis C is the primary cause of liver transplants in the U.S. and is expected to become a much larger public health problem as aging baby boomers succumb to the disease.

People can get the disease by sharing needles or having sex with an infected person. The disease could also be picked up from blood transfusions before 1992, when testing of the blood supply for the virus began.

Most people with hepatitis C don’t even know they have the virus until after liver damage has occurred, which can cause abdominal pain, fatigue, itching and dark urine.

Current treatment for hepatitis C runs about $30,000. A spokeswoman for the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based Merck could not immediately discuss the drug’s price. The company will begin shipping the drug immediately.

“We look forward to building on our legacy in the fight against infectious diseases, and to being a part of this exciting new era in the treatment of hepatitis C,” said Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier, in a statement.

Merck & Co. Inc. was the first company to market a drug for hepatitis C in 1991 when it launched interferon-alpha.

Mei 9, 2011

I heart you: prediksi gempa MELULU, boongan lah … 090511

Filed under: GLOBAL ECONOMY — bumi2009fans @ 5:58 am

Warga Roma Dilanda Ketakutan Karena Gempa Diramalkan pada 11 Mei
AntaraAntara – Min, 8 Mei 2011
… gw tetap YAKIN bahwa GEMPA BUMI MEMANG MASEH SULIT DIPREDIKSIKAN … apalagi akurasi model Paul si Gurita World Cup … well, liat aja dah 😛 … itu gara2 urutan angka tanggal : 11/05/11, kale 😛

Roma (ANTARA/Reuters) – Jika wisatawan menyaksikan Roma sangat lengang Rabu depan, alasannya barangkali adalah ribuan warga setempat telah meninggalkan kota itu karena takut terhadap gempa yang menghancurkan yang diramalkan terjadi pada 11 Mei 2011 oleh seorang ahli seismologi yang telah lama meninggal.

Selama berbulan-bulan jaringan sosial, blog dan laman Internet Italia memperdebatkan karya Raffaele Bendandi, yang menyatakan telah meramalkan sejumlah gempa dan, menurut desas-desus di Internet, meramalkan “gempa besar” di Roma pada 11 Mei.

Jaringan televisi nasional RAI telah menyiarkan program yang bertujuan menenangkan warga Roma, yang makin panik. Lembaga perlindungan sipil telah mengeluarkan pernyataan yang menyampaikan kembali pandangan ilmiah resmi bahwa gempa tak bisa diramalkan.

Meskipun begitu, tetap saja warga Kota Abadi tak mau mendengarkan pendapat tersebut.

“Saya akan memberi tahu bos bahwa saya ada janji medis dan minta libur sehari,” kata pegawai bar Fabio Mengarelli kepada Reuters, yang dipantau ANTARA di Jakarta, Ahad. “Jika saya harus mati, saya ingin mati bersama anak-anak dan istri saya, dan banyak orang akan melakukan tindakan yang sama dengan saya.”

Kepala Juru Masak Tania Cotorobai juga mengatakan perempuan tersebut akan libur sehari. “Saya tak tahu apakah saya benar-benar percaya itu, tapi jika kamu melihat Internet, kamu melihat banyak hal dan saling bertentangan, dan itu akhirnya membuat kamu gelisah,” katanya.

Kenangan masih jelas di kalangan warga mengenai gempa 2009 di L`Aquila, yang menewaskan lebih dari 300 orang dan sangat terasa di Roma.

Dalam peristiwa tersebut, kontroversi juga merebak seputar seorang ilmuwan, Giampaolo Giuliani, yang dalam beberapa hari sebelumnya berusaha memperingatkan warga setempat mengenai gempa yang bakal terjadi, meskipun banyak pejabat mengatakan ia keliru mengenai lokasi tepat terjadinya gempa.

Bendandi, yang meninggal pada 1979 dalam usia 86 tahun, percaya gempa adalah hasil dari gerakan gabungan beberapa planet, bulan dan Matahari dan dapat diramalkan dengan baik.

Pada 1923, ia meramalkan gempa akan mengguncang wilayah Adriatik tengah di Marches pada 2 Januari tahun berikutnya. Ia meleset dua hari tapi surat kabar utama Italia, Corrierer della Sera, masih menyiarkan artikel di halaman depan mengenai “orang yang meramalkan gempa”.

Ketenaran Bendandi meningkat dan pada 1927 ia dianugerahi gelar kesatria oleh diktator Benito Mussolini. Selama karir panjangnya, berbagai teorinya dipelajari oleh beberapa ahli astronomi kenamaan asing.

Namun, kekhawatiran saat ini tampaknya lebih bersifat sebagai ketakutan yang berlebihan dalam era Internet dibandingkan dengan Bendandi sendiri.

Paolo Lagorio, Presiden perhimpunan yang mendedikasikan diri pada Bendandi dan yang memelihara semua naskah karyanya, mengatakan mereka tak merujuk kepada apa pun mengenai gempa di sekitar Roma pada 2011.
Hysteria on The Internet in Italy: Rome Will be Devastated by an Earthquake on May 11
Published by voodoobrb
March 18, 2011, Category: Earth Sciences

Hysteria on the Internet in Italy: Rome will be devastated by an earthquake on May 11.

After the catastrophe in Japan, specialists or controversial researchers have begun to speak more strongly about the earthquakes that could devastate our world. On many sites in Italy appeared the theory that Rome will disappear very soon.

Raffaele Bendandi , one of the most controversial figures of the scientific world, on May 11, 2011 provide that Rome will be shaken by an earthquake so powerful that the entire city will be shaved off the face of the earth.

Information has now been reediatata and quickly spread through the internet, already creating hysteria Peninsula. Bendandi’s theory contains all sorts of complicated calculations that he is trying to support his opinion.

Bendandi, who died in 1979, was an autodidact. Born in 1893, he predicted the earthquake of 13 January 1915, the Avenzzano, who had 11 degrees on the Mercalli scale that resulted in the deaths of 30,000 Italians. Then, at the May 6, 1976 in Friuli, which killed 1,000 people and left another 45,000 homeless. Bendandi gave almost accurate data about where disasters will occur, and about their day.

The newspaper “Corriere della Sera called it “The man who provides earthquakes” , after he predicted, before a notary, the earthquake which took place on 2 January 1924, in Senegal. They cheated with only two days of the date, but the area was correct.

His theories were based on the movement stars under which earthquakes have cosmic origin.

Find interesting articles like this one and other cool things for all the category’s written with a lot of professionalism here.

Read more: http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/hysteria-on-the-internet-in-italy-rome-will-be-devastated-by-an-earthquake-on-may-11/#ixzz1Lpftgb2c

I heart you: emas is a must (1350) : 100511

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Silver Futures Rally From Worst Weekly Loss Since 1975 as Investors Return
By Nicholas Larkin and Pham-Duy Nguyen – May 9, 2011
Silver futures rebounded from the biggest weekly slump since at least 1975 and gold gained on renewed demand for precious metals as alternative assets.

The Standard & Poor’s GSCI Index of 24 commodities declined 11 percent last week, the most since December 2008, led by the 27 percent tumble in silver futures. The 14-day relative strength index for silver dropped to 34 from 90 in two weeks, a signal to some traders that the metal may be reaching oversold conditions.

“Gold and silver may regain strength as traders perceive last week’s commodities washout to be excessive and it isn’t viewed as a trend reversal,” said Park Jong Beom, Seoul-based trader with Tongyang Futures Co. “There’s no change in the outlook for a weaker dollar as well.”

Silver futures for July delivery advanced $1.793, or 5.1 percent, to $37.08 an ounce at 11:47 a.m. on the Comex in New York. A close at that price would mark the biggest gain for a most-active contract since November.

Gold futures for June delivery rose $16, or 1.1 percent, to $1,507.60 an ounce on the Comex after last week slipping 4.2 percent, the most in almost a year. The metal reached a record $1,577.40 on May 2.

Greece Rating Cut

Prices also gained after Standard & Poor’s cut Greece’s credit rating two levels, saying further reduction are possible as the risk of default rises. Before today, silver more than doubled in the past year and gold jumped 25 percent partly as global debt concerns boosted investor demand.

“Despite last week’s sell-off, very little has changed in terms of fundamentals,” said Tom Pawlicki, an analyst at MF Global Ltd. in Chicago.

Still, silver dropped as much as 34 percent from a 30-year high of $49.845 set on April 25 after Comex owner CME Group Inc. (CME) announced an 84 percent rise in margin requirements. A bear market is defined by some investors as a decline of 20 percent or more. Holdings in exchange-traded products backed by the metal tumbled 1.2 percent to 14,367.77 metric tons on May 6, the lowest level in six months, Bloomberg data show.

Speculators’ “stampede for the exit was responsible for last week’s ugly descent,” Edel Tully, an analyst at UBS AG in London, said today in a report to clients. “We don’t believe that investors and speculators have completely altered their outlook for silver, however, and though hopes for $50 have suffered a blow, they have not disappeared.”

Palladium futures for June delivery rose $13.15, or 1.8 percent, to $729.45 an ounce on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Platinum futures for July delivery climbed $6.60, or 0.4 percent, to $1,793 an ounce on Nymex.
Harga Emas Kembali di Atas 1.500 Dollar
Erlangga Djumena | Senin, 9 Mei 2011 | 16:20 WIB

SINGAPURA, KOMPAS.com — Kontrak harga emas hari ini (9/5/2011) mengalami rebound setelah dilanda aksi jual selama beberapa hari terakhir. Pasar berspekulasi, investor akan kembali ke pasar komoditas setelah pemulihan ekonomi global melambat dan dollar mengalami pelemahan.

Pada pukul 14.07 waktu Singapura, kontrak harga emas untuk pengantaran cepat di Comex, New York, naik 0,4 persen menjadi 1.501,65 dollar AS per troy ounce. Pada 6 Mei lalu, harga emas sempat naik 1,4 persen setelah mengalami penurunan mingguan sebesar 4,4 persen.

“Harga emas kemungkinan akan kembali menanjak setelah didera aksi jual. Tidak ada perubahan berarti atas outlook pergerakan dollar,” kata Park Jong-beom, trader Tongyang Futures. (Barratut Taqiyyah/Kontan)
Hingga perdagangan pukul 09:45 WIB, harga emas kembali naik 3 poin atau 0,2% ke US$ 1.498,50 per ons troi.

Emas diperkirakan akan kembali naik seiring dengan spekulasi bahwa investor akan kembali ke pasar komoditas. Sebab, kekhawatiran terhadap krisis global yang lebih parah kembali mencuat seiring terus melemahnya nilai tukar dollar AS yang melemah terhadap mata uang utama di dunia.

Emas naik setelah akhir pekan lalu mencatatkan kerugian hingga 4,4%. Perak naik sebanyak 1,2% menjadi US$ 36,0413 per ounce setelah sempat diperdagangkan pada US$ 35,77.

Silver sempat menghadapi minggu terburuknya sejak the Hunt Brothers collapse tahun 1980 setelah anjlok 25%. “Hal itu disebabkan karena tingginya futures margin requirements yang mendorong spekulator untuk melepas bullish positions,” Herien Douglas, Analis Valbury Asia Futures.

“Emas dan perak kembali mengumpulkan kekuatan dan dipandang sebagai pembalikan tren dari minggu lalu,” kata Park Jong Beom, pedagang yang berbasis Tongyang Futures Co. Hal ini terjadi karena prospek dollar AS yang dianggap bukan sebagai safe haven saat ini.

http://investasi.kontan.co.id/v2/read/1304911083/66899/Emas-dan-perak-kembali-naik-setelah-prospek-dollar-AS-meredup

Sumber : KONTAN.CO.ID

Mei 7, 2011

I heart you: UANG bisa UBAH sifat… 070511

Filed under: Medicine — bumi2009fans @ 5:20 am

Sabtu, 07/05/2011 09:09 WIB
Jadilah Orang Terbuka Jika Ingin Bahagia
Vera Farah Bararah – detikHealth

Jakarta, Beberapa orang kadang memiliki sifat lebih terbuka pada orang lain (ekstrovert), meskipun ada juga yang tertutup (introvert). Ternyata sifat terbuka ini bisa memberikan keuntungan. Studi menunjukkan orang ekstrovert lebih bahagia dibanding introvert.

Para peneliti melaporkan orang yang ekstrovert adalah tipe kepribadian yang ceria, hal ini karena ia mengingat masa lalu dalam cahaya atau ruang lingkup yang lebih positif daripada jenis kepribadian lainnya.

Hal tersebut juga menjelaskan adanya kesenjangan kebahagiaan antara orang ekstrovert dengan orang-orang yang neurotic yang memiliki ciri kepribadian kecemasan dan mudah tersinggung. Hasil penelitian ini telah dilaporkan dalam jurnal Personality and Individual Differences.

“Kami menemukan bahwa orang yang sangat ekstrovert akan lebih bahagia dengan kehidupannya karena mereka cenderung memiliki pandangan positif dan cenderung kurang memiliki pikiran negatif dan penyesalan,” ujar peneliti Ryan Howell, psikolog dari San Francisco State University, seperti dikutip dari Foxnews, Jumat (6/5/2011).

Howell menuturkan orang dengan skala neurotic tinggi pada dasarnya memiliki pandangan kebalikan dari masa lalu sehingga hasilnya ia menjadi kurang bahagia. Sedangkan orang yang ekstrovert memiliki tingkat energi yang tinggi dan cenderung mudah bersosialisasi dengan orang lain.

Fakta yang ada menunjukkan memiliki pandangan hidup yang lebih positif dan kurangnya pandangan negatif dari masa lalu membuat orang ekstrovert 45 persen lebih bahagia dan memiliki kepuasan hidup yang lebih besar.

Orang yang ekstrovert cenderung lebih optimis memandang hidup, dan tidak mau menyimpan kekesalan atau perasaan tidak nyamannya sehingga mengurangi tingkat stres di dalam tubuh orang tersebut.

“Mengubah kepribadian seseorang memang sulit, tapi seseorang mungkin bisa mengubah pandangannya sehingga dapat meningkatkan rasa bahagia tentang hidup dan membantu optimis,” ujar Howell.

Dalam studi sebelumnya diketahui bahwa kepribadian seseorang sebenarnya bisa diubah secara halus tapi kritis. Hal ini karena kepribadian seseorang dipengaruhi oleh banyak hal seperti agama, lingkungan dan uang.

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Is Our Definition of “Happiness” Extrovert-centric?

By Sophia Dembling
Created Sep 18 2010 – 4:12pm

The body of research connecting extroversion and happiness kinda bums me out. One study out of Wake Forest University even tells us that people are happier, including introverts, when we act like extroverts.
For this research, subjects completed a standard measure of the Big Five personality traits. Introversion was measured in relation to extroversion; people who measured high in extroversion are assumed to measure low in introversion.

Then researchers conducted several studies in which subjects, at various intervals–every three hours in one study, once a week in another–recorded on a seven-point scale how extroverted they were behaving and how happy they felt.

What the researchers found is that even people who measure low in extroversion are happier when they are behaving extroverted.

I called lead researcher, psychologist William Fleeson, to talk about this. First we defined our terms.

“There are different definitions of extroversion out there,” Fleeson said. “The one that has the most evidence supporting it is how much you are the ways that are described by certain words.”

None of Jung’s energy-in, energy-out stuff for this research. Rather, Fleeson had subjects rate their behavior with words that are consistently used to describe extroversion: talkative, enthusiastic, assertive, bold, energetic, adventurous.

The research also used a specific set of words to describe happiness–or, more specifically, positive affect: excited, enthusiastic, proud, alert, interested, strong, inspired, determined, attentive, active.

I don’t pretend to be a scientist, I’m a writer. So excuse me if it seems like a dip into the shallow end of the psychology pool when I ask: Are these extrovert-centric words for happiness? Should we also include more introvert-centric words such as peaceful, content, engaged?

Do semantics count in our pursuit of happiness?

For his research, Fleeson drew on a three-component model of happiness, using just one of the three components: Positive affect. That’s the happy other people can see and hear, and it is strongly related to extroversion. The second leg of the stool is life satisfaction, which is more cognitive than emotional: Even if you’re not feeling great at the moment, you know your life is pretty good all around. (Introverts have a little bit less of that kind of happiness than extroverts. We think too much, right?)

The third component of happiness is absence of negative affect–not having anxiety, fear, anger, frustration. “And the opposite of that is feeling at peace, at ease,” Fleeson explained.

At peace, at ease. Those also sound introvert-ish to me.

So one could argue that introvert happiness here is being described as a sort of negative space. Feeling peaceful is not positive affect, it is the lack of negative affect.

Is that right?

Is peace the absence of anxiety? Is introversion the lack of extroversion? Or does introversion take up its own space in the world?

Of course, Fleeson points out, positive affect does not preclude peace and calm. We can all have both. And I have no argument with the conclusion that if you want to feel a particular kind of happy-doodle energetic happiness, you can get there by being outgoing, enthusiastic, and talkative. William James proposed essentially the same thing: Emotion follows behavior.

“Introverts already act extroverted. You can do what you do already and you will have more positive affect most of the time,” Fleeson says.

This is a tool many of us use in our daily life. If nothing else, acting extroverted means people won’t annoy us by asking if we’re OK. (Because, of course, anyone who is not acting extroverted must not be happy.) Whether and how often you want to feel that particular kind of happy is a up to you; it’s a philosophical question. Should life be one long Mountain Dew commercial? If it isn’t, does that mean you are not happy?

Oh, and whether introverts pay a price for behaving like extroverts is research for another day. Fleeson didn’t explore the energy cost for introverts behaving extroverted, although he personally understands the need to crawl into a dark room after a stretch of interaction.

But he did say that when he had subjects sit at a table and assigned them to act either introverted or extroverted for ten minutes at a time, the subjects who got most exhausted by the task were extroverts who had to behave introverted.

Maybe extroversion is a force so strong that suppressing it is exhausting. Or maybe introversion generates energy of its own, so intense it wears extroverts out.

Article:
Why Extroverts Are the Happiest People
Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior WriterDate: 03 May 2011 Time: 02:54 PM ET

Extroverts are the cheeriest personality type, and a new study finds that the root of their happiness may be in their memories.

People who are extroverted remember the past in a more positive light than other personality types, researchers report in the June issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences. This rose-tinged viewpoint explains much of the happiness gap between extroverts and people who are neurotic, a personality trait marked by anxiety and irritability.

“We found that highly extroverted people are happier with their lives because they tend to hold a positive, nostalgic view of the past and are less likely to have negative thoughts and regrets,” study researcher Ryan Howell, a psychologist at San Francisco State University, said in a statement. “People high on the neurotic scale essentially have the exact opposite view of the past and are less happy as a result.” [Read: Happiness Falling as Recession’s Psychological Toll Continues]

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Howell and his co-author asked 754 undergraduate students to complete a series of questionnaires on personality, life satisfaction and personal memories online. They found that those who were extroverted — a personality trait defined by high energy and the tendency to seek the company of others — were most likely to recall good things from the past and downplay the bad.

In fact, having a more positive and less negative view of the past explained 45 percent of the link between extroversion and greater life satisfaction. For neurotic types, a more negative and less positive view of the past explained half of the link between their personality type and happiness level.

It’s tough to change your personality, but the find is good news for those who’d like to feel happier about life, Howell said. Savoring happy memories or recasting sad ones in an optimistic light could help, he said: “You may be able to alter your view of time and boost your happiness.”

Past research has varied on whether a person’s personality can change, with one study suggesting while a person may not be able to transform from a neurotic to an extrovert, we can change subtle, yet critical, aspects of personality. Another recent study suggests our personality is set by first grade.

And as is hinted in this study, personality can’t explain 100 percent of our happiness. Though a complex topic, scientists are finding everything from religion to money to residence can impact happiness levels.

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