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first_imgIs the IQE share price about to explode? Zaven Boyrazian does not own shares in IQE. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! CORRECTION: This article originally incorrectly stated that IQE is a UK-based semiconductor chip manufacturer.The IQE (LSE:IQE) share price had some stellar performance in 2020. The company saw its stock rise by nearly 200% between March and December as the electronics industry started returning to normal operations. But since the start of this year, the company has produced some lacklustre returns. In fact, it’s down by around 30%. But it is worth noting that the IQE share price is still up 50% over the past 12 months.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…What caused the enormous growth in 2020? And is the recent decline a buying opportunity for me? The rising IQE share priceAs a reminder, IQE designs and manufactures compound semiconductor materials. This is quite a cyclical industry, to be sure. But at the moment, there is a distinct shortage of these chips that is beginning to cause problems.A large portion of global electronic device manufacturing is performed in China. And its economy has already made a substantial recovery since the start of the pandemic. However, while countries like the UK and the US are making good progress with the vaccine rollout, these economies are ultimately recovering at varying rates. Therein lies the problem.Semiconductor chip producers are scattered all around the world in different economies. And many facilities remain either non-operational or at a reduced production capacity, thus creating the current chip shortage. Consequently, Renault has lowered its 2021 guidance on car production levels by 100,000 vehicles. And Samsung Electronics has stated it may have to delay the annual launch of its latest smartphone for the first time since 2009.Looking at its 2020 full-year results, total revenue increased by 27% to £178m, while its EBITDA nearly doubled from £16.2m to £30.1m. Seeing this strong performance is encouraging. So I’m not surprised that the IQE share price exploded last year. But why is it falling now?The risks and opportunities that lie aheadThe increase in sales is undoubtedly good news. But there remains a high degree of uncertainty amongst investors surrounding the profitability of the business. Operating losses did narrow last year. But underlying profit margins continue to underwhelm when compared to its competitors.Its EBITDA margin currently sits around 17% versus the industry average of 25%. And some of its peers, like Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, have underlying profit margins of about 40%.Overall, it seems investors were expecting more so the IQE share price experienced a bit of a sell-off. Yet I can’t help but wonder if the stock is trading too cheaply. After all, its chips are essential for 5G telecommunication networks, which have just started being implemented.The bottom lineWhile the lack of profitability does raise some concerns, I am quite impressed with the level of growth the firm has achieved in its top line. The chip shortage has undoubtedly helped boost sales. But I believe this increase will only continue to expand as the 5G rollout accelerates.Based on the current IQE share price, the company has a market capitalisation of around £450m. That’s a price-to-sales ratio of 2.5 for what I believe could be explosive growth stock over the long term. Therefore I am considering adding it to my portfolio. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Image source: Getty Images. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Zaven Boyrazian | Tuesday, 11th May, 2021 | More on: IQE See all posts by Zaven Boyrazian 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. 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. 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first_imgSpike LeeBrooklyn, N.Y. — When filmmaker Spike Lee made a series of pithy, crowd-pleasing observations opposing the racist effects of gentrification in Brooklyn, the capitalist media wasted no time in attacking him.Lee’s comments — which received multiple rounds of applause and laughter at a Feb. 25 Pratt Institute Black History Month event in Brooklyn — were referred to in many headlines as an “expletive-filled rant” or a “profanity-laden diatribe.” As the coverage broadened from blogs to the New York Times and CNN, much of it was accompanied by bourgeois so-called “experts” defending gentrification as necessary and good.As the audio of Lee’s comments started to go viral, the focus on swear words was meant to discredit his remarks — in the same week that ABC premiered a new expletive-filled, misogynist sitcom called “Mixology.” The new primetime show — airing in a coveted time slot — is filled with curse words, racism, jokes about domestic violence and multiple anti-woman slurs.While “Mixology” has been soundly criticized by individual television critics and other writers, the response to its profane misogyny hasn’t approached the attention-grabbing headlines that Lee’s comments got.That’s because the main mouthpieces of the 1% are only horrified by profanity when it’s used to truthfully call out the racism of modern-day capitalism. If swear words are used to oppress women and lesbian-gay-bi- trans-queer people and glorify rape culture — well, that’s just so-called freedom of speech.Along with the hypocritical focus on profanity was the use of that focus to drown out voices who agreed with Lee.The avalanche of articles decrying the “expletive-filled rant” — including bourgeois commentators defending gentrification and making personal attacks on Lee’s success as a filmmaker — were part of the ruling-class media’s drive to drown out what would, based on people’s own experiences, be a resounding chorus of agreement with Lee.Just take Brooklyn, the focus of Lee’s comments, where in the neighborhood of Williamsburg, home prices are up 174% — from $269 per square foot in 2004 to $736 in 2012. Four of the borough’s zip codes are in the top 25 fastest gentrifying neighborhoods in the U.S.While facts are important, they can’t replace the visceral, everyday experiences of nationally oppressed people who live in — or have been driven out of — these neighborhoods.Speaking from experienceSina Clark is an African-American former 15-year resident of Brooklyn’s Fifth Avenue, which until the late 1990s was a predominantly Black and Latino/a neighborhood.That is, it was until the gentrification regime blasted through it and made it the home of upscale bars, cafes and skyrocketing rents. What was once the western, working-class edge of expensive Park Slope is now Park Slope proper. Clark told Workers World, “People walking down street treat me as if I’m not a resident there. They treat me as if I work there or — as if I work for someone who lives there.“Their attitude toward nonwhite people who lived in the neighborhood before they moved in is superior, condescending and patronizing. It’s like you don’t exist. It’s just them and their children. You’re just some accessory that adds to the color of city life.”Clark also notes the class dimension of this phenomenon: “The only white people who don’t treat me like that are white workers — for instance, utility workers or Con Ed employees in the neighborhood getting coffee next to me. Or other whites who’ve been in the neighborhood a very long time.”Regarding the media backlash against Lee, Clark said, “I find it hilarious that a Black man expresses irritation or frustration using modern vernacular and he is characterized or demonized as an ‘angry Black man’ in the media. The suggestion is that he’s speaking out of turn.”Gentrification benefits 1% This was evidenced by typical comments on CNN.com by a bourgeois New York University urban policy professor, Mitchell Moss, who said about Lee, “He’s someone who knows how to make a movie but doesn’t know anything about cities.” Moss went on to defend gentrification: “Brooklyn has become more attractive to more people. Of course, that means some people are going to have to find other places to live, but that’s the magic of New York.” (Feb. 26)The magic of New York is homelessness?The biggest, most glaring lie of the “gentrification-is-good” argument is that it equals progress. Said Moss, “If Spike Lee wants to see a place where there is no gentrification, he’ll also find a place where there are no investments.”And who is benefiting from these investments? The profits from high-end businesses and real estate developers that get rich from gentrification wind up in the banks that are behind the entire phenomenon. Do these banks then re-invest that money and create jobs?The answer is no. As the Jan. 14 Financial Times’ headline reported, “Productivity crisis haunts global economy.” Banks aren’t willing to reinvest money on a broad scale because of the global financial crisis. They won’t profit from it, so they see no reason to do it.Sure, much of that money circulates among 1% Wall Street industries. But the monthly jobs reports continue to be bleak, running far below the growth needed just to keep up with population growth. Meanwhile, in December, millions of people got kicked off unemployment benefits.The capitalist media backlash against Spike Lee had a classic effect: At the end of the week, his father’s Brooklyn home was vandalized. But the writing is on the wall for the gentrifiers, capitalists and bankers: Capitalism is at a dead end and can’t revive itself. The workers and oppressed among whom Lee’s comments are popular will replace it with socialism where housing will be a guaranteed right for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

first_img By admin – June 20, 2018 WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook More about Karr InghamOdessa’s economy is growing at a white-hot pace — evident in everything from surging employment and hotel stays to general spending and home and auto sales.Amarillo economist Karr Ingham, who’s studied the local economy since 1996, says “the Odessa general economy is simply on fire” following a rapid recovery since hitting its bottom during the bust of 2017. The economist’s latest report, using data for April, shows record-setting figures across a range of indicators to measure the state of the local economy.“If you sat back and tried to predict the numbers we are seeing now five or six months ago, it would be difficult to do,” Ingham said. “They are just stratospheric. This period of growth and expansion is really unrivaled by anything we’ve seen in the past.”Most of that’s driven by the oil industry. And even though measures of the oilfield activity such as the rig count and drilling permits issued are not at record highs, employment in the industry is.Nearly 40,000 people in the Odessa and Midland area worked in the oil and gas industry in April, Ingham wrote in a new report using the latest labor data from the state. That was about 34 percent more workers on oil and gas company payrolls than in April 2017.And the true figure is likely greater, because self-employed workers aren’t counted.Today, Odessa’s unemployment rate of 2.8 percent in April, which is the most recent month the data is available, nears a record low. And with all that growth brings tightening markets for houses and hotels, among other strain on local infrastructure.Some of that is also evident in Ingham’s latest report, which is commissioned by the city through the Odessa Development Corporation. Ingham’s measure of the local economy, the Odessa Economic Index, hit an all time high in the latest report, breaking a record set in January 2015 as falling oil prices were about to upset the local economy.Now, while still short of the peak during the last boom, the Permian Basin’s 476 rigs account for more than half the rigs drilling for oil in the country. And production in the region has continued to grow to more than 3.2 million barrels per day, to the point that pipeline constraints put downward pressure on prices.The latest payroll data shows oil and gas jobs comprise “an ever-larger share” of Odessa’s workers.In all, more than 71,000 people in Odessa show up on payroll employment figures. Since the low-point in mid-2016, companies added about 7,000 Odessa workers to the payrolls. Of those, about 4,200 of those jobs were classified as in oil in gas.The job growth has created a housing crunch.The Odessa Board of Realtors continues to report near-record low housing inventory — a measure of market that estimates how long it would take all the listed homes to sell. In April, there were 1.6 months of inventory, down from 4.4 months during the same month of 2017. The median price, meanwhile, was up more than 22 percent over the same period.But sales of existing homes still climbed by more than 60 percent in April compared to the same month of last year.“It’s as hot as we can handle, and there’s many challenges but tons of opportunity,” said Wes Burnett, director of economic development at the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.Retailers and home builders are responding.Building permit valuations in April were 60 percent higher than year-ago levels. New housing construction permits were up by 175 percent.But workers still have trouble finding a place to live.“I’m not sure we are even in the middle of this yet,” Burnett said. WhatsApp Local NewsBusiness Odessa economy ‘simply on fire’ Twitter Pinterest Facebook Previous articleTEXAS LEAGUE BASEBALL: Wild pitch overall difference in Midland’s 4-3 lossNext articleFive things you need to know today, June 20 adminlast_img read more

first_img Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Facebook Facebook Local NewsLaw Enforcement Previous articleConferenceNext articleHow Women Can Make Changes for Their Health and the Environment Digital AIM Web Support File image of OPD police vehicle. The Odessa Police Department is searching for three males that were reportedly involved in a robbery at gunpoint.The reported robbery happened at 2:36 a.m. June 4 at the Kent Kwik located at 3722 Andrews Highway, an Odessa Police Department release stated.Two males reportedly walked up to the drive-thru window and demanded all of the money from the register while pointing a gun at the clerk. The third male stood nearby and served as the lookout. All three males fled the scene with the cash and were last seen running north through the alley.The first male stood 5-foot-1 and was wearing a dark hoodie, shorts and white shirt covering his face, the release stated. The second male was 5-foot-4 wearing a black and gray hoodie, shorts and carrying a black backpack with white polka dots. There was little information about the third male.A surveillance video of the reported robbery can be seen at tinyurl.com/y2cpycun.Anyone with information about any of the three males in reference to this investigation is encouraged to contact Detective J. Caid at 432-335-4943 or Odessa Crime Stoppers at 432-333-TIPS and reference case No. 19-21663.center_img TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Police looking for 3 males in connection to robbery at gunpointlast_img read more

first_img Previous Article Next Article The European Week for Safety and Health at Work on 14-20 October this yearfocused on stress, a problem said to affect more than 40 million EuropeanworkersWhile last year’s European Week for Safety and Health at Work concentratedon the more tangible issue of the prevention of accidents, this year the themefor the week, run by the European Agency for Safety and Health, and in Great Britainby the HSE, was the more insidious, yet no less serious problem of stress atwork. As the HSE points out, more than 40 million people1 throughout Europe, andan estimated half a million UK workers, report that they have been made ill bywork-related stress. According to the campaign, work-related stress is not specific to oneemployment sector, but is a universal problem, usually caused by poor workorganisation and design, which may include being made to work at high speeds,an uncertainty about job roles and poor management. Other risk factors include violence, verbal abuse from members of the publicand bullying. The week – held in mid-October – focused on the psychosocial risks, with aspecial emphasis on stress, was supported by a number of organisations,including the TUC, CBI, IOSH, RoSPA, British Safety Council and BackCare. During the week organisations both large and small, encompassing commercialcompanies and public bodies throughout the UK and Europe, were encouraged totake part by publishing features on stress in their company magazines, invitingstaff to suggest ways of tackling stress and even offering complementarytherapies to help destress their employees. Reference 1. Paoli P, Merllie D (2000) Third European Survey on Working Conditions.Dublin: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and WorkingConditions. www.aohnp.co.ukwww.backcare.org.ukwww.britishsafetycouncil.orgwww.hse.gov.uk/euroweekwww.iosh.co.ukwww.osha.eu.int/ew2002/www.tuc.org.uk Comments are closed. Stressing the positiveOn 1 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

first_img Beau Lund FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRonald Martinez/Getty Images(MIAMI) — Prosecutors have released new footage of UFC star Conor McGregor getting arrested at a Miami Beach home after allegedly smashing and stealing a fan’s phone outside the Fountainebleau hotel.The police bodycam footage shows McGregor calmly being led from a private home to a police vehicle, where he is handcuffed before getting inside.McGregor is facing one felony charge of strong-armed robbery and one charge of misdemeanor criminal mischief after allegedly getting into an altercation with Ahmed Abdirzak, who was attempting to take a photo with McGregor on March 11, prosecutors say. He has pleaded not guilty to both charges.McGregor was exiting a Miami nightclub at 5:20 a.m. when he encountered Abdirzak, police stated.McGregor “slapped the victim’s phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor,” the arrest affidavit states. “The defendant then stomped on the victim’s phone several times, damaging it.”McGregor then picked up for the phone and left with it, according to police.Federal prosecutors released surveillance footage from the incident, which they say captured the altercation.In a statement to ABC News, McGregor’s team acknowledged the incident, saying McGregor “was involved in a minor altercation involving a cell phone that resulted in a call to law enforcement. Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”Abdirzak filed a civil suit against McGregor that has since been dropped after reaching an out-of-court settlement, The Miami Herald reported.McGregor seemed to acknowledge the incident on Instagram the day after it occurred.“Patience in this world is a virtue I continue to work on,” McGregor wrote. “I love my fans dearly. Thank you all.”Two weeks later, McGregor abruptly announced his retirement on Twitter. “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as ‘Mixed Martial Art’ today,” McGregor wrote. “I wish my old colleagues well going forward in competition. I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement” Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today.I wish all my old colleagues well going forward in competition.I now join my former partners on this venture, already in retirement.Proper Pina Coladas on me fellas!— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) March 26, 2019Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. April 19, 2019 /Sports News – National Conor McGregor seen in new bodycam footage getting arrested after phone altercation Written bylast_img read more

first_imgFormed in 2015, YAM YAM established their roots after a group of seasoned Harrisburg, PA musicians joined forces in an effort to play 1970’s soul-inspired music with elements of funk, roots, and jazz heavily sprinkled into the mix. The five-piece band—consisting of keyboardist Mike Dempsey, bassist Xander Moppin, saxophonist Jason Mescia, guitarist Tom Fuller, and drummer Tyler Fuller—utilizes stripped-down instrumentation while capturing a high-energy, funky sound. In November, the band released their debut, self-titled album, recorded by Logan Summey at Mechanicsburg, PA’s Rock Mill Studio. YAM YAM has seen a wave of recent success in the wake of the release, as the 12-track album rose to No. 17 on the Billboard Jazz Albums charts.“Lawanda” is a fan-favorite track off of YAM YAM, which opens up with an infectious bass groove backed by an upbeat tambourine. The remaining three members of the band join in to round out their rhythm section as the quintet trickles into the song’s main theme. A heavy-hitting horn section adds some serious depth to “Lawanda”, as Tom Fuller circles his jazz master bandmates with an earworm of a rhythmic guitar riff. The funk-driven tune is capped off with the group’s silky-smooth collaborative vocal work, giving the listener no option but to clap their hands and bounce along to the groove.Today, Live For Live Music is pleased to debut YAM YAM’s video for “Lawanda”, based on bassist Xander Moppin’s inspiration from the film Superbad. Moppin shared the video’s origins, explaining:When we first sat down and wrote Lawanda, we had a good feeling about it, and we really wanted to shoot a music video for it, so when we were thinking of ideas, I remembered the Superbad intro and thought that a video inspired by that type of vibe would match really well with the song.Guitarist Tom Fuller had some additional thoughts, explaining:We sat down with [music video director] Josh [Nesmith of Nesmith Films] to go over the idea, and I said ‘let’s all just boogie in front of a green screen. And that’s really how we got the ball rolling. This style of music video really compliments the song, as well as portrays the personality of the band members well.You can check out the Live For Live Music premiere of  YAM YAM’s new video for “Lawanda” below:YAM YAM – “Lawanda”[Video: YAM YAM]Fans can follow the band’s Facebook page to stay up to date with the band’s upcoming tour dates and new music. For more information, head to YAM YAM’s website here.last_img read more

first_img Read Full Story Taking even a small amount of iron during pregnancy cuts a woman’s risk of developing anemia and decreases the risk that her baby will be born with a low birth weight, according to a new study by Harvard School of Public Health researchers and colleagues.In an analysis of data from 92 randomized trials and studies involving a total of nearly two million women in 48 countries, researchers found that a daily iron supplement lowered a woman’s risk of anemia by 12% and of having a baby with low birth weight by 3%.The study was published online June 21, 2013 in the British Medical Journal.Serious iron deficiency tends to affect women in poorer countries, but wealthier countries can also learn from this research, said lead author Batool Haider, a researcher in epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. An estimated 16% of pregnant European women have anemia, she said in a BBC interview published June 20, 2013.last_img read more

first_img View Comments The King and I Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 26, 2016 A release date is now set for the previously announced The King and I revival cast recording. The Decca Records album of the Rodgers and Hammerstein score will be available digitally on June 2 and in stores on June 9. The production, directed by Bartlett Sher, has been nominated for nine Tony Awards, including nods for Best Revival and for leads Kelli O’Hara and Ken Watanabe.The King and I is set in 1860’s Bangkok and tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam (Watanabe) and Anna Leonowens (O’Hara), a British schoolteacher, whom the imperious King brings to Siam to tutor his many wives and children. The musical’s score includes “Getting To Know You,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance,” “I Have Dreamed” and “Something Wonderful.”In addition to O’Hara and Watanabe, the (ginormous) cast includes Tony nominee Ruthie Ann Miles as Lady Thiang, Conrad Ricamora as Lun Tha, Ashley Park as Tuptim, Edward Baker-Duly as Sir Edward Ramsey, Jon Viktor Corpuz as Prince Chulalongkom, Murphy Guyer as Captain Orton, Jake Lucas as Louis, Paul Nakauchi as Kralahome and Marc Oka as Phra Alack.last_img read more

first_imgPublic Theater View Comments Party People Tickets are now available for the New York premiere of Universes’ Party People at the Public Theater. Directed and developed by Liesl Tommy, with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, the production will run off-Broadway from November 1 through December 4. Opening night is set for November 14.Universes comprises of Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp and William Ruiz aka Ninja.The award-winning ensemble known for their fusion of theater, poetry, jazz, hip-hop, politics, down home blues and Spanish boleros, makes their Public Theater premiere with a new work about the complicated legacies of the Black Panther Party and the Young Lords Org/Party.Based on dozens of interviews with members of these groundbreaking, society-changing groups, Party People imagines a present-day reunion at an art opening curated by two young counter culturalists; but the curators themselves have complex relationships with the Party members, who fought injustice and provided free food and medical care for their communities—often at the expense of the people who loved them most. Old wounds and generational divides collide in this multi-media theatrical event about the price of being a revolutionary, and what it means for those who come after.center_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on Dec. 11, 2016last_img read more