Should I buy Oatly shares today?

first_imgSimply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Should I buy Oatly shares today? Nadia Yaqub | Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | More on: OTLY center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Oatly (NASDAQ: OTLY) shares made their NASDAQ debut last week through an initial public offering (IPO). With all the buzz surrounding the stock, I think it’s worth taking a closer look at the company.But as always with IPOs, I’ll be sitting this one out for now and watching how investors respond to the shares in the coming weeks. I certainly don’t want to over-pay.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Oatly shares: an overviewOatly is the world’s largest oat milk company. It was founded in the 1990s in Sweden, where a group of scientists at Lund University were exploring the mechanisms and effects of lactose intolerance.It launched its first oat milk product in 2001 under the Oatly brand and the rest is history. The company has grown phenomenally and its plant-based products are stocked around the world in more than 20 markets in some 60,000 retail doors and 32,200 coffee shops.Oatly shares listed at an IPO price of $17 giving the company an initial valuation of $10bn. Not bad for a plant-based company.Bull caseThere are a few things that I like about Oatly shares. The first one is that it’s an easy company to understand. It sells plant-based products globally. And that’s it. Pretty simple.The IPO proceeds will be used to expand into new markets, offer new products and increase manufacturing capabilities. It already sells oat-based yoghurt and ice cream. I like that the brand is at the forefront of plant-based products and is recognised by many consumers.It’s also worth noting that it always helps when a newly-listed company has a raft of celebrity investors. Oprah Winfrey, Natalie Portman and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz are some of the well-known names who have already backed Oatly. This should help with brand awareness going forward.I also like that the plant-based industry is a fast-growing one. According to Oatly, the overall global dairy market totalled approximately $600bn in retail value as of 2020. In other words, if the company can even have a small share of this total addressable market, then it’s onto a winner.There’s a seismic shift happening right now. The company has successfully created a new generation of plant-based consumers by converting traditional dairy milk drinkers. And I expect this trend to continue.This is already demonstrated by Oatly’s rapidly increasing revenue. In 2020, it generated sales of $421m versus $204m in 2019. That’s a staggering growth of 106% in one year.  Bear caseBut I do have some concerns regarding Oatly shares. The first being that the company is unprofitable. It incurred losses of $60m in 2020 and $36m in 2019.I understand that it’s ramping up expansion and so profits will take a hit. But I’m unclear about its road to profitability. Also there’s a lack of financial data available in the IPO prospectus. So I don’t have enough information on the company’s finances to make an informed decision on Oatly shares.My other concern is competition. I expect this to be fierce going forward as large companies move into the plant-based sector. As my fellow Fool, Edward Sheldon highlighted, consumers giant such as Unilever and Nestlé pose a threat too.So for now, I’ll only be monitoring Oatly shares closely. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. 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Single Member Districts: Does Size Matter?

first_img Reply Please enter your comment! Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 One of the arguments against Single Member Districts has been, “Apopka is not big enough.”To evaluate the argument The Apopka Voice compiled a list of 33 Florida cities ranked by population with Apopka being in the middle of the list.  Thus we evaluated 16 cities that are just above Apopka in population and 16 cities that are just below Apopka in population.  These 32 cities comprise what we are calling Apopka’s Peer Group.We then used information on each city’s website to determine the methods used to elect City Council members.The results were as follows:For the peer cities with slightly more population than Apopka:9 used Single Member Districts6 used At-Large Voting1 used a hybrid methodFor the peer cities with slightly less population than Apopka:7 used Single Member Districts8 used At-Large Voting1 used a hybrid methodFor the total Peer Group:16 used Single Member Districts14 used At-Large Voting2 used hybrid methodsThe average population of the cities:Single Member Districts:  44,732At-Large Voting:  42,423Here is a link to an interactive map showing the location of the Peer Group cities:  Peer Group City MapHere is the list of the Peer Group cities:Show 102550100 entriesSearch:City2010 CensusMethod Ms. Reid, good question! I am curious as well. Also, I would be interested in how the percentage of the population as per the census breaks out. Is there an underrepresented population that warrants the need for representation? What is the concern? Is there any information on why now? How is it that city officials are not at least educating us on the pros and cons of this issue, rather than pitting one group against another? Is there a public forum to discuss this issue? Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Previous article3 Charged with Car Wash BurglariesNext articleCentral Florida walks out of the darkness for suicide prevention Dale Fenwick RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Sue Grandy Reply January 25, 2016 at 9:23 am Please enter your name here 2 COMMENTS January 25, 2016 at 6:20 pm UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Ocala 56,315SMD Port Orange 56,048SMD Jupiter55,156SMD Sanford 53,570SMD Margate 53,284AL Coconut Creek52,909SMD-AL Pensacola 51,923SMD Sarasota 51,917SMD Bradenton 49,546SMD Pinellas Park 49,079ALShowing 1 to 10 of 33 entriesPreviousNext Tenita Reid I know what the “at large” method is, and also what the “single member districting” is, but how does the “hybrid method” work? I had never heard of that form of council representation of the citizens. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle

first_imgThursday Jun 11, 2015 Former Wallaby Wendell Sailor breaks opponents arm in charity arm wrestle Former Wallabies winger Wendell Sailor has broken the arm of fellow former NRL player, Ben Ross, on live TV during the rugby league show, The Footy Show. It took place as part of the Iron Arm Challenge, an arm wrestling challenge that was set up for charity. ADVERTISEMENTBeau Ryan, funny man and former player himself, was on hand to call the event, but was clearly shocked at what happened, as Ross appeared to have his elbow dislocated, or possibly ripped the bicep off the bone. It only just happened, so details are scarce at this stage.Now 40-years-old, Sailor switched from Rugby League to Union and went on to play 37 Tests for the Wallabies before making his return to the NRL in 2007.Channel Nine’s Ben Fordham wrote in a tweet that Ross’s injury “looks like a busted bicep”.“Ben Ross is going to be OK, thankfully,” he said. “Just a freak accident nobody could have predicted. Hope he’s better ASAP.”Ross was taken to hospital immediately, and the Nine Network cut to an ad break.It’s safe to say that Sailor was the winner. We wish Ross all the best with his recovery.ADVERTISEMENTSince it happened, Sailor has spoken about what went through his mind at the time.“After he got the start on me, I’ve pushed back. And as I’ve pushed I saw him use his bodyweight a little bit, which you do anyway, to try and stop me coming back to that point,” Sailor explained.“At that stage, that sound, the look on his face, what just happened. It was just gut-wrenching. I thought he might have pulled a biceps muscle. But just to see his arm hanging there, I felt so helpless. I didn’t know whether to pick him up or what to do. There’s so many emotions running through your head.“I’ll never arm wrestle again now. Not even for fun, not even with mates. I used to like to do it for fun but I’ll never arm wrestle again after seeing what just transpired there.”ADVERTISEMENTWarning: graphic content and language Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

House in Leiria / ARX Portugal

first_imgCopyHouses•Portugal Photographs House in Leiria / ARX Portugal Portugal Projects ArchDaily Architects: ARX PORTUGAL Area Area of this architecture project House in Leiria / ARX PortugalSave this projectSaveHouse in Leiria / ARX Portugal Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. The house is located in a “typical” peripheral urbanization of Pousos, a parish of the municipality of Leiria. Situated east of the city and at high ground, it works as a sort of panoramic belvedere over Leiria. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGSo as to assure for more space and complete access to the faraway view, the owners also bought the three lots ahead, over the “cliff”, that were later gathered in a single lot. Although each lot allowed for the construction of a basement and two more stories, usually compacted and isolated in the center of the lot, this assemblage allowed the possibility of having a lower house, which “embraced” flatter portions, with garden space. Save this picture!Floor PlanWhen we went to the place the first time, the streets surrounding the lot had already been made and, because of the earth displacement necessary for the street making, the land rose suddenly, starting from the sidewalk, like a suggestive construction of a topographic nature. On the surroundings, all the neighbor houses were already built and “circled” the lot in an “L” shape. The conception of the house emerges directly from the way we observed this reality. Dealing with a single-family house of large dimensions for local standards, we chose to divide the construction volume in two parts. Half of the construction is buried, like a negative of the land, and assumed as being a part of it. Over that half-land, a second volume is placed, long and flattened, in apparent white concrete. In the inferior volume are located the technical areas, the less used areas or those of support. In the upper volume the socials areas gather around a main courtyard, and the bedrooms around a private second one. Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGAfter all, the main characteristic of this house is the way its dialectical feature comes about: the underground, “natural” half of the building, its upper half, floating and “artificial”, and the life flowing between the two. One face, introverted, intimate, of shadow or reflected light; another, open, glowing, transparent, from where it is possible to enjoy the distant horizon. In the end, all that matters, as always in this kind of project, is to understand the life and personality of those who come to us in need of a house design, and try to give them a new meaning for everyday life.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessKunshan Huaqiao Forum and Hotel Proposal / Ojanen_Chiou ArchitectsArticlesPeripheries 2011 – 9th International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Rese…Articles Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172490/house-in-leiria-arx Clipboard Houses Year:  Area:  1010 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project 2011 “COPY” CopyAbout this officeARX PORTUGALOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesHousesPortugalPublished on September 29, 2011Cite: “House in Leiria / ARX Portugal” 29 Sep 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic RoyalVentilated / Double Skin FacadeSTAC BONDAssembly Systems – GluedLightsLouis PoulsenLamps – LP Slim BoxUrban ApplicationsIsland Exterior FabricatorsPublic Safety Answering Center II Envelope SystemPodsTrimoModular Space SolutionsHanging LampsAxolightPendant Lights – HoopsStonesFranken-SchotterFlooring and Wall Tiles – Dietfurt LimestoneVentilated / Double Skin FacadeULMA Architectural SolutionsPaper Facade Panel in Nokia LibraryCabinetsburgbadWall Cabinet – Sys30AcousticUnika VaevAcoustics – Ecoustic® Foliar TileMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 28 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/172490/house-in-leiria-arx Clipboard “COPY”last_img read more

Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos

first_imgCopyHouses•Cuernavaca, Mexico Architects: APT arquitectura para todos Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Area:  100 m² Area:  100 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/549902/leyva-506-apt-arquitectura-para-todos Clipboard Projects Photographs 2014 Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos Save this picture!© Luis Gordoa+ 41 Share Houses Year:  photographs:  Luis GordoaPhotographs:  Luis Gordoa Construction:Vicente Barragán HernándezRenders:Edgar Saúl Bahena CruzArchitect In Charge:Lilian Rebollo Uribe, Edgar Saúl Bahena CruzCity:CuernavacaCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Luis GordoaRecommended ProductsSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement-Bonded Particle Board – Viroc NatureSystems / Prefabricated PanelsKalwall®Pre-engineered StructuresSystems / Prefabricated PanelsSwisspearlPerforated & Engraved PanelsPorcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – ConcreteText description provided by the architects. The project consisted on transforming an unused service area of a big rambling house located in the limits of the historic center zone of Cuernavaca city into a studio-dwelling for a young historian. The main objective was to cover all specified necessities assigned to the project with the least possible operations taking full advantage of the existing building and the client’s budget.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe studio-dwelling, located over a garage that covers all the front of the lot, has views towards the street on the east side and views towards a garden that leads to the main house on the west side.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe transformation lied in the definition of three basic elements: the access tunnel, the integrated carpentry work of plywood and the mosaic of handmade paste. Each of these elements were highlighted by their materiality and contrast with the white used to cover all the walls and original roofs.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaThe access tunnel is an exposed concrete element that serves as a hall to the studio-dwelling, it goes across the studio and it turns into a viewpoint towards the garden of the main house. The access tunnel is a structure that evidences the transformation performed in this space and, because of its apparent finishing touch, will grow old as times goes by, writing a new history of habitability.Save this picture!SectionOne specific necessity to be accomplished within the project, due to the client’s activities, was to have a bookcase that could storage a big collection of books, in addition to flexibility for study and work places. For this reason, a big space was delimited for this task where the bookcase was developed in a perimetral manner, integrating the existing windows in a way that the free space remained. Hidden desks were generated in the zone of the windows to allow multiple uses. Plywood with pronounced grains was the chosen material to emphasize the area and to bring warmth to the space. All the carpentry work of the studio-dwelling was done with the same material using the same height to unify the furniture.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaFor the interior floors a mosaic of handmade paste was chosen. Material that was originally present in a bad state under a vinyl floor in the service rooms. The new mosaics that were chosen have the same yellow color as the original but with a handmade design, thus recovering an old technique and a tradition of this kind of coatings widely used previously in the downtown of Cuernavaca.Save this picture!© Luis GordoaLyeva 506 is an exercise of dialogue between the past and present in one of the most ancient neighborhoods of the city of Cuernavaca, an opportunity to relight and revive the historic center of the city taking advantage of the preexistings and starting from them. Where the possible and future interventions become one layer more of its deposition. Save this picture!© Luis GordoaProject gallerySee allShow lessVantan Design Institute Osak / eleven nine inteiror design officeSelected ProjectsMarilia Project / SuperLimão StudioSelected Projects Share CopyAbout this officeAPT arquitectura para todosOfficeFollowProductsWoodGlassConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesCuernavacaHousesMexicoPublished on September 25, 2014Cite: “Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos” 25 Sep 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemPlasticsMitrexSolar SidingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BronzeArmchairsAndreu WorldGrand Raglan – Lounge ChairSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesPlantingSikaGreen RoofsStonesCosentinoSilestone Surfaces – Ethereal CollectionMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 8″Panels / Prefabricated AssembliesFranken-SchotterFacade Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWoodGustafsWood Cladding in St. Erik Eye HospitalLightsKKDCLighting – Groove FLEXMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Leyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todosSave this projectSaveLeyva 506 / APT arquitectura para todos “COPY” 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/549902/leyva-506-apt-arquitectura-para-todos Clipboard Mexico ArchDailylast_img read more

Mattar Ibrahim Mattar arrested

first_imgNews Organisation May 2, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Mattar Ibrahim Mattar arrested RSF_en center_img Mattar Ibrahim Mattar, a parliamentary representative of the Al-Wefaq party who often talked to the international media about the current repression in Bahrain, was arrested one day after giving an interview to Al-Jazeera in which he said there was a danger that opposition leaders could be arrested. He was brought before a military court without prior notification on 12 June and was charged with openly calling for the government’s overthrow, spreading tendentious rumours and participating in illegal demonstrations. Help by sharing this informationlast_img read more

No Local Pasadena Coronaviruis Deaths, But 30 New Cases Reported on Tuesday

first_imgCity officials reported 30 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday and no new deaths.Increases in the cases are due to back-logged results and more care facility mandatory staff testing.The numbers were reported as the state continued to ramp up the reopening process.Gov. Gavin Newsom cleared the way for barbershops and hair salons to open in counties cleared to move deeper into California’s reopening roadmap, but not Pasadena and the rest of Los Angeles County.LA County — home to roughly half of the state’s coronavirus cases and deaths — has not yet been granted the “regional variance” needed to open more types of businesses. As of Tuesday, 47 of the state’s 58 counties, including Orange County, have been granted those variances, which are based on criteria such as the rate of coronavirus infections and deaths, and availability of testing and contact-tracing.The variances allow counties to move deeper into Stage 2 of the state’s reopening roadmap, most notably allowing the resumption of limited dine-in service at restaurants and in-person retail shopping.“Along those lines, they (counties) will be able to add in barber shops and hair salons to those regional variations starting today,” Newsom said, adding that the businesses will have to operate with substantial safety modifications, such as “appropriate protective gear, particularly face coverings.”Newsom warned again, however, that as more businesses reopen, the danger of COVID-19 spreading will be heightened. 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Make a comment Subscribe Community News HerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Simple Steps To Catch Your Crush’s Eye On InstagramHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Community News No Local Pasadena Coronaviruis Deaths, But 30 New Cases Reported on Tuesday Jump in Pasadena cases resulted from testing backlog “data dump,” as state continues to allow more businesses to reopen By DONOVAN MCCRAY Published on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | 2:15 pm EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community Newslast_img read more

ART SEARCH: Children invited to “clue” into art at JCA

first_img Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 3:00 am Saturday, September 3, 2016 Book Nook to reopen The artwork of Nancy Murphree Davis is on exhibit now and preschool children are asked to find, maybe, a tiger lying in the grass while school age children are given clues to solve the search.Most of Davis’ watercolors are of the sea and seashore and, during the search, children learn to identify different creatures of the sea. The Art Search is as educational as it is fun, Dye said.“We hope parents and grandparents will take the different opportunities to spend time with their children after-school and on Saturdays at the Johnson Center for the Arts.”Vicki Pritchett, JCA executive director, said the art center’s docents provide an excellent service to the center as guides for the different exhibits and as promoters of the arts. Sponsored Content Email the author Skip “The Art Search is a great way to let parents know that the Johnson Center for the Arts is here for them and their families,” Pritchett said. “We want children to come to the cultural art center. We want them to be exposed to the many different kinds of visual arts and also to all the arts – music, theater and dance – because the arts are forms of enjoyment but they are also essential to learning.“The latest studies show that 92 percent of the highest scoring children in the new ACT Plan have daily access to the arts, but, on the other end, it shows that 89 percent of the lowest scoring students have little to no access to the arts,” Pritchett said. “Those numbers alone highlight the importance of the arts in education.”Pritchett said the Alabama study of the ACT Plan found that exposure to and involvement in the arts helps children learn.“They are better problem solvers; they are better able to develop ideas and they tend to be more creative,” she said. “Creativity is the key component to problem solving.”Pritchett said she joins Dye and the JCA’s docents in encouraging parents and grandparents to make the cultural arts center a place they visit often with their children and grandchildren.“You don’t have to know about art to enjoy the Art Search,” Pritchett said. “But, you learn to appreciate art just by experiencing it. And, we have outstanding exhibits by local, state, national and international artists.“The Art Searches are designed to take families on a scavenger-type tour of the exhibits. The searches are fun and educational and they are memorable experiences for the children and the adults.”Ginny Hamm participated in an Art Search with her granddaughters Molly Kate and Abby Lynn Jordan and said it was a fun way to experience art.“My granddaughters had fun filling out their cards and, what I found interesting was that, in looking for one thing in a painting, they found other things and pointed them out,” Hamm said. “They looked more closely at the other paintings and had a very good time exploring art.”Caleb Dawson brought his children, David and Josephine, to the JCA to participate in Art Search.Pictured at the bottom, Caleb Dawson and his children Josephine and David not only used the clues to find items in the painting, they also challenged each other with clues.“We all had a great time,” Dawson said. “The Art Search is a creative way to interest children in art and to experience an art gallery. It will be an incentive look closer at artwork, not just at a gallery but wherever it is seen.”Taking children to an art gallery is a unique experience and one that will broaden their horizons and strengthen the bonds between generations, Hamm said.The Johnson Center for the Arts is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and until 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is always free and everyone is welcome. Ginny Hamm of Troy visited the Johnson Center for the Arts with her granddaughters, Molly Kate and Abby Jordan. They spent the afternoon on an art search. They were intrigued by the artwork of former Trojan and artist, Nancy Murphree Davis. Davis’ artwork included a collection of seashells near her home in West Palm Beach. The girls identified the the shells on their art search card.About 20 years ago, kids began the search for Waldo, a character hidden in groups in a series of children’s books.Today, children of the children of the Waldo era and all the children that followed, are challenged to search not for Waldo, but for images in the artwork exhibited at the Johnson Center for the Arts in Troy.The Johnson Center docents have created an Art Search for children and their parents or grandparents who visit the center together. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits ART SEARCH: Children invited to “clue” into art at JCA Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel By Jaine Treadwell Print Article By The Penny Hoarder Judy Dye, president of the JCA docent group, said the purpose of the Art Search is to encourage families to visit the cultural art center together and to expose children to the wonders of art and introduce them to those who create it.Dye said sets of cards for each exhibit at the Johnson Center for the Arts are prepared for preschool children and for school age children.“Cards contain clues to help the children locate particular works in the exhibit,” Dye said. “Art Search cards are available for each new exhibit. The Art Search encourages children to look closely at the artwork in a playful kind of way.” You Might Like BUNGEE JUMP: Former Trojan jumps 240 feet at age 90 Ninety-year-old, Bill Dillard, born in Troy, prepares for a 240-foot bungee jump from Young’s High Bridge. In mid-August, several cars… read more Latest Storieslast_img read more

USS Abraham Lincoln Reaches RCOH Milestone

first_img Authorities Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: reaches View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Abraham Lincoln Reaches RCOH Milestone View post tag: RCOH August 22, 2014 The overhaul and installation of the rudders is considered a huge success for Lincoln’s refueling complex overhaul (RCOH) because the job was not initially planned.“Conducting an inspection early in the dry dock period revealed problems that needed to be corrected,” said Cmdr. Vincent Janowiak, Lincoln’s chief engineer. “The work was very intrusive to the ship and getting this kind of work done prior to undocking the ship on its original schedule was a huge undertaking for the shipyard.”The removal process of the rudders started in August 2013. Once the rudders were removed they were sent to the NNS machine shop for checks and then to X10 division for structural repairs.The installation of the rudders took five days and was made possible by the use of cranes and the outstanding teamwork of shipyard workers from M53, O38, 043, X10, X11, X18, X31, X32, X33, X36, X42, X43 and X70 divisions.“We used 50 ton chain falls in the dry dock to rig the rudder into place while a crane lowered the rudder stock from the flight deck through the ship to the fourth deck,” said Mike Bridges, X70 lead. “We then lined the rudder stock up with the rudder and began the install process.”According to Bridges, the rudder installation was one of the biggest growth work jobs during the undocking period.Lincoln is undergoing RCOH at NNS, a division of Huntington-Ingalls Industries in Newport News.Lincoln is the fifth ship of the Nimitz-class to undergo an RCOH, a major life-cycle milestone. Once RCOH is complete, Lincoln will be one of the most modern and technologically advanced Nimitz-class aircraft carriers in the fleet and will continue to be a vital part of the nation’s defense.[mappress]Press Release, August 22, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: USS Abraham Lincoln Thirteen divisions of Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) successfully re-installed the port and starboard rudder aboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), June 24. View post tag: milestone USS Abraham Lincoln Reaches RCOH Milestonelast_img read more

TRUMP RIGHT TO WORRY ABOUT AT&T, TIME WARNER MERGER

first_imgMaking Sense by Michael ReaganOn Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary committee held a significant hearing on the proposed $84 billion merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which owns CNN.AT&T’s CEO Randall Stephenson testified, and faced tough questions from senators who seemed to understand allowing this merger will have important implications for a free press and American democracy for many years to come.During the recent election candidate Trump said, “AT&T is buying Time Warner, and thus CNN, a deal we will not approve in my administration because it’s too much concentration of power in the hands of too few.”Since then a number of press reports —- no doubt pushed by AT&T —- are suggesting President Trump will have a laissez faire approach and the deal will go through.Knowing of the grassroots concerns that many conservative leaders share, I doubt President Trump or Congress will rubber stamp this deal.Trump was right when he warned of the massive concentration of media power in a few hands.Consider that today 90 percent of cable television networks are owned by just six companies: Time Warner (CNN), Viacom, CBS, ABC, Comcast (NBC) and 21st Century Fox.Of these major conglomerates only Fox gives conservatives a fair shake. New, independent networks like Newsmax TV are on the rise, but the big media still controls, dangerously, the flow of information to the public. Trump was their most recent victim.A combination of AT&T and Time Warner will be toxic, further constricting competition and press diversity.AT&T is a giant media company which also owns DirecTV. They also were a major corporate backer of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. They strongly opposed Donald Trump’s election.Time Warner’s CNN was nothing short of the “Clinton News Network” —- a 24-hour propaganda machine spewing out anti-Trump and anti-Republican venom.Right now AT&T has 26.3 million pay TV subscribers through DirecTV and ATT U-verse service —- controlling about 25 percent of the U.S. cable market. They are the largest cable/satellite operator in the U.S. bar none.By owning the largest chunk of cable home distribution, AT&T will obviously be in a position to favor their own channels like CNN, over other channels like Fox News, Newsmax and many others.The ability for AT&T to discriminate against other cable networks that could compete against CNN or their other networks would be endless.AT&T, which controls a huge percent of the mobile telephone market, could exempt its mobile customers from data usage charges if they stream CNN content, but streaming independent news networks like Newsmax might continue to count against high speed data caps.Frankly, I am usually in favor of government keeping its hands-off business activities.But there are exceptions.When certain businesses act like monopolies or near monopolies, have unusual access to publicly-owned or controlled distribution systems, and get preferential access to broadcast/satellite airwaves, then government has a compelling need to insure that such media companies act in a fair way to insure competition and the diversity of public opinion.We already know that vertical integration of cable operators undermines competition.For example, when Comcast completed its merger of NBC back in 2011, it promised that it would not favor its own channels over other channels, agreeing to a condition that would have put the Bloomberg financial news channel on equal footing with CNBC across its distribution platform.It is well known that Comcast never honored the condition. For this and other reasons, Comcast’s recent effort to merge with Time Warner was rejected.AT&T has not demonstrated, in my opinion, a real desire to support the public’s interest in the areas of competition, diversity and fairness.Recently the Department of Justice sued AT&T and its subsidiary DirecTV for price fixing and illegally colluding to harm consumers.There are many reasons why the FCC and Congress needs to handle this merger with intense scrutiny and remember this is not a business decision, but a matter that affects our democratic institutions.President-elect Trump knows this first hand.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more