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Saturday, January 17, 2004

Saturday January 17, 2004. From EurekAlert http://www.eurekalert.org/pubnews.php
Public Release: 16-Jan-2004
Getting closer to the Lord of the Rings
This time next year, ESA's Huygens spaceprobe will be descending through the atmosphere of Saturn's largest moon, becoming the first spacecraft to land on a body in the outer Solar System.

Contact: Franco Bonacina
franco.bonacina@esa.int
33-153-697-155
European Space Agency
http://www.esa.int/export/esaCP/SEMOGY374OD_index_0.html

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From the UK edition of Google News:
Lakshmi Mittal all set to be world's top steel maker
Hindustan Times - 1 hour ago
The LNM Group, owned by India-born steel baron Lakshmi Mittal, is poised to become the world's largest steel producer after investing millions of dollars in a new plant in China and Poland.
Mittal to be first in steel Guardian
LNM to invest $100m in new China plant Financial Times
Indian Express - Times of India - and 6 related

From the India edition of Google News:
CCS clears Admiral Gorshkov deal
Sify - 1 hour ago
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Saturday cleared in principle the estimated 1.6 billion dollar deal to purchase aircraft carrier Admiral Gorshkov, which is likely to be signed during the visit of Russian Defence Minister Sergei ...
Gorshkov deal to be inked during Ivanov's visit to India Hindustan Times
Getting best deal in efforts to acquire Gorshkov: Naval chief Times of India
Calcutta Telegraph - Deepika - Daily Times - New Kerala - and 16 related
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http://www.money.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2004/01/17/cncall17.xml&menuId=242&sSheet=/money/2004/01/17/ixfrontcity.html
Call centre operator opts for Scotland over India
By Christopher Hope, Business Correspondent (Filed: 17/01/2004)

Scottish entrepreneur David Murray is investing £8m in his call centres after finding that the case for moving an operation to India did not stack up.

However, the announcement was criticised by Opposition parties because a quarter of the cash is being provided by the taxpayer

[And this lovely quote] Mr McClelland said: "The grant clearly helps but we have to be competitive to compete with India.".

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