Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Rupert Hargreaves owns no share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended NIO Inc. and Tesla. 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. NIO (NYSE: NIO) stock has fallen a staggering 40% from its all-time high of around $63, reached at the beginning of February.This decline appears worrying at first, but I should put it into perspective. Over the past year, shares in the company have increased in value by 950%.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…So, despite recent declines, shareholders who have been with the business since May of last year have seen attractive returns. NIO stock: attractive qualities Investors have been rushing to buy NIO stock over the past year as the company’s outlook has dramatically improved. The electric vehicle producer reported a surge in vehicle deliveries for the first quarter of the year. Deliveries were up from 3,838 to 20,060. Meanwhile, gross profit jumped 36.2%. In my opinion, there are two reasons why this company stands out as an electric vehicle producer. First of all, NIO is targeting the rapidly growing Chinese market. China accounted for 41% of global electric vehicle sales in 2020. An estimated 1.9m electric vehicles will be sold in the country this year, approximately 9% of total vehicle sales. By 2025, the percentage is expected to rise to 35%. Nio should be able to capitalise on this tailwind.Secondly, the group operates a battery-as-a-service (BAAS) model whereby consumers can purchase electric vehicles without batteries at a lower cost. Consumers can then pay for batteries through monthly subscriptions.What’s more, all subscribers can swap uncharged batteries for fully charged batteries at 193 swapping stations throughout China. The number of these stations could grow to 500 by the end of the year. As the price of electric vehicles is one of the main reasons why consumers are put off from buying, NIO’s model makes a lot of sense. Especially in China, where average incomes are much lower than in the West. The BAAS model also removes consumers’ need to find a charging station. A better buyThese qualities attract me to NIO stock. But, as I’ve mentioned in the past, I’d rather own the firm’s competitor, Tesla. The reason is simple. Companies and organisations worldwide are spending hundreds of billions of dollars developing electric vehicles and other green technologies.At this point, there’s no telling which companies will succeed and which will fail. Over the past 100 years, hundreds of car manufacturers around the world have come and gone. It’s just the nature of the industry. Based on these odds, I’d rather own the sector’s largest and most recognisable enterprise. Furthermore, as the China-based electric vehicle manufacturer is still loss-making, it is hard for me to value NIO stock right now. As such, I wouldn’t buy the stock after its recent declines.Plenty of other companies are following the same path, and there’s no telling at this stage which will prosper and which will fail. 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ArchDaily Projects Apartments Area: 1275 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936429/vibe-building-coop-arquitectos Clipboard City:Mexico CityCountry:MexicoMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWindowsVEKAWindows – SOFTLINE 82 ADWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. VIBE is a development with 12 apartments of 65 and 80 m2, located in a popular neighbourhood in the centre of Mexico City. It is a low-cost multi-family building, which has not been an obstacle to generating quality spaces. We have always believed that architecture can function as a form of support, which is even more necessary where the budget is low.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroHonesty in the use of materials, a good understanding of the structural system and interior distribution were the keys to developing the project. We used concrete and wood as the main materials to experiment with finishes that reveal the structural walls inside the apartments. In this way, VIBE is structured through four axes that cross the lot longitudinally, dividing the strips of use ending in the facade, with the rhythm reflecting the construction system – concrete walls with prefabricated Mexican patent elements.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroSave this picture!Floor Plan PrototypeSave this picture!© Jaime NavarroThe savings achieved are invested in opening the spaces of each apartment to the exterior and providing them with terraces. The terrace, the living-dining room and the kitchen merge into a single space that enjoys a much higher level of lighting and ventilation than expected and gives spaciousness to the apartments with rather reduced initial dimensions. It should be noted that VIBE was a project where we were able to execute —for the first time— both the design and the construction of the project, allowing us to take the project to its ultimate consequences, from our passion for taking care of every last architectural detail to demonstrating that good architecture does not depend on a large budget.Save this picture!© Jaime NavarroProject gallerySee allShow lessNational Museum Clemenceau / TITANSelected ProjectsParallelism in Architecture, Engineering & Computing Techniques – Third EditionConferenceProject locationAddress:Mexico City, CDMX, MexicoLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share 2019 Photographs Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos Save this picture!© Jaime Navarro+ 29Curated by Clara Ott Share Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Sika, Cemex, CEMPOSA, Dica, Mezcla Brava, Vitromex “COPY” “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/936429/vibe-building-coop-arquitectos Clipboard Vibe Building / COOP ArquitectosSave this projectSaveVibe Building / COOP Arquitectos CopyAbout this officeCOOP ArquitectosOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsMexico CityOn FacebookMexicoPublished on March 30, 2020Cite: “Vibe Building / COOP Arquitectos” [Edificio Vibe / COOP Arquitectos] 30 Mar 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Deadlines Approaching for Indiana Dairy Producers Scholarships, Nomination for Dairy Producer OTY Deadlines Approaching for Indiana Dairy Producers Scholarships, Nomination for Dairy Producer OTY By Ashley Davenport – Dec 28, 2020 SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Applications for the Indiana Dairy Producers Scholarship and nominations for the Indiana Dairy Producer of the Year and Indiana Young Dairy Producer of the Year is quickly approaching.The deadline to apply is December 31.Those eligible for the scholarship, which will be awarded at the Indiana Dairy Forum, will need to meet the following requirements:• Student must plan to attend a trade school, technical school, community college, or university starting in the fall of 2021.• Student must currently be in their final year of High School, or already graduated and will be attending a post-secondary institution in first, second, or third year for the 2021-2022 school year.• Student must be a current dues-paying member of Indiana Dairy Producers or;• Student must have a spouse, parent, grandparent, or legal guardian who is a current dues-paying member of Indiana Dairy Producers or;• Be a current employee of a current dues-paying member of Indiana Dairy Producers.To apply for the scholarship, click here.The Indiana Dairy Producers will be awarding the Diary Producer of the Year and Young Producer of the Year awards at the Indiana Dairy Forum as well in June. These awards are to recognize outstanding accomplishment, professionalism, and leadership among Indiana’s dairy producers.To nominate a producer, click here.Source: Indiana Dairy Producers news release Facebook Twitter Previous articleLooking Back at 2020: Economy Trending Up at the Start of the Year on the HAT Monday PodcastNext articleTrump Signs Appropriations, COVID Relief Bill Ashley Davenport
June 3, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information June 11, 2018 US – #WeeklyAddress June 4-10: Justice Department seized New York Times reporter’s records MANDEL NGAN / AFP News Facebook’s Oversight Board is just a stopgap, regulation urgently needed, RSF says Below are the most notable incidents regarding threats to press freedom in the US during the week of June 4-10: WhatsApp blocks accounts of at least seven Gaza Strip journalists April 28, 2021 Find out more News NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say News Follow the news on United States Organisation United StatesAmericas June 7, 2021 Find out more to go further United StatesAmericas RSF_en News Receive email alerts New York Times reporter’s records seized in connection with leak investigation The New York Times reported on June 7 that its reporter, Ali Watkins, had several years worth of phone and email records seized as part of an ongoing leak investigation into James A. Wolfe, a former Senate Intelligence Committee aide. This is the first known seizure of a reporter’s records under the Trump administration, a tactic which President Barack Obama also used during his tenure. To learn more about this incident, read RSF’s publication: “Alert: US – RSF deeply concerned by seizure of journalist’s records.” Trump lashes out at CNN reporter during G7 press conference President Donald Trump lashed out at CNN after receiving a question from one of its reporters about the United States’ current status with ally nations during a press conference at the G7 summit in Canada this weekend. Upon learning the reporter worked for the network, the president responded: “Fake News CNN. The worst. But I could tell by the question. I had no idea you were CNN. After the question, I was just curious as to who you were with. You were CNN.” He also added that the United States’ relationship with its allies was “great” and the reporter should “tell that to [their] fake friends at CNN.” Trump has consistently criticized the outlet during his time as president. Over the past two weeks, he has shared three “fake news” tweets directed at the news channel, including a June 2 tweet: “Real @FoxNews is doing great, Fake News CNN is dead!” White House press secretary claims she is more credible than the press In a June 4 White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dodged a question from Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey about President Donald Trump dictating a “misleading” statement Donald Trump Jr. published after a pre-election meeting he attended with Russian lawyers at Trump Tower. In August 2017, Sanders had asserted the president “certainly didn’t dictate” his son’s statement, but the president’s legal team sent a letter to Mueller in January revealing the opposite was true. Many White House correspondents expressed concern about the sudden and drastic shift in stance, calling into question Sanders’ credibility. She responded by redirecting the reporter to Trump’s legal counsel, a common diversion tactic for the press secretary, and countered the press by stating: “Frankly, I think my credibility is probably higher than the media’s.” This is not the first instance that Sanders has misstated fact in press briefings. The press secretary has also provided directly contradictory information about firings in the administration, and most notably denied the $130,000 payment from Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen to adult film star Stormy Daniels. Huffington Post journalist suspended from Twitter after responding to death threats In the days after writing a story about an Islamophobic blogger behind the Twitter account @AmyMek, Huffington Post reporter Luke O’Brien received death threats and had his name, phone number, and address posted by the account’s vindictive followers — a process known as “doxing.” Following the threats, O’Brien defended himself on Twitter with his version of the events. Twitter responded by suspending the reporter from its platform, despite not taking action to address many of the initial threats against O’Brien. The suspension has since been lifted. Online harassment of journalists is becoming increasingly common in the US. On April 2, White House correspondent Jim Acosta received threats of violence after asking President Trump about DACA during the White House Easter egg roll. A reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and CNN contributor April Ryan also says she gets death threats for asking questions about Trump and has law enforcement on speed dial for personal safety. The United States ranks 45th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index after falling 2 places in the last year. For the latest updates, follow RSF on twitter @RSF_en.
News UpdatesAllahabad HC Extends Interim Orders Passed By It & Courts Subordinate To It Till October 31 [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK19 Aug 2020 11:54 PMShare This – xThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday extended the operation of interim orders passed it or by the Courts/ Tribunals subordinate to it till October 31, 2020. A Judicial order to this effect was passed by a Division bench comprising Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rohit Ranjan Agarwal, “in the interest of justice”. Further, the High Court has directed that the period of 90 days during…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Allahabad High Court on Wednesday extended the operation of interim orders passed it or by the Courts/ Tribunals subordinate to it till October 31, 2020. A Judicial order to this effect was passed by a Division bench comprising Justices Pankaj Mithal and Rohit Ranjan Agarwal, “in the interest of justice”. Further, the High Court has directed that the period of 90 days during which the caveats filed under Section 148-A CPC remain in force shall exclude the lockdown period and the period in which the working of courts and tribunals have remained suspended or disturbed. It may be noted that functioning at both the Benches of the Allahabad High Court is under suspension from August 12, and it will continue to remain closed till August 21, due rapid surge in the number of active Coivd cases in the cities. Under these circumstances the Bench stated that on account of COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown, regular working of High Court, both at Allahabad and Lucknow, and at most of the District Courts, Civil Courts, Family Courts, Labour Courts, Industrial Tribunals and other Tribunals is disturbed. Thus, it would be appropriate to extend the terms of interim orders passed by any of these Courts, which may be expiring during this period to remain in force till 31.10.2020. Previously, the High Court had extended the life of all the interim orders till August 31, 2020. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Story
Learn more about the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Innovate UK has also invested £40 million across 27 battery research and development projects.Independent institute HSSMI are one such project to get funding. It will conduct research into batteries at the end of their life and look at how these could be reused, remanufactured or recycled.Faraday Battery Challenge HSSMI video With 200,000 electric vehicles set to be on UK roads by the end of 2018, investment in car batteries is a massive opportunity for Britain and one that, through our flagship Industrial Strategy and the Automotive Sector Deal, the government is committed to seizing. To realise our grand ambitions we need great leadership, which is why I am delighted that someone as talented and respected in the sector as Tony Harper will be spearheading our efforts to make Britain the ‘go-to’ destination for the development and deployment of this game-changing technology. Innovate UK Chief Executive, Ruth McKernan, said: This is a unique opportunity to maximise the advantage for the UK from the shift to the electrification of transport by creating a high-tech, high-value, high-skill industry in battery technology. Jaguar Land Rover’s Director of Engineering Research, Tony Harper has been appointed as Director, Faraday Battery Challenge.Tony will join UK Research and Innovation in April 2018 to lead the Faraday Battery Challenge. This is government’s £246 million investment to develop safe, cost-effective, durable, lighter weight, higher performing and recyclable batteries in the UK. It is part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.He will work across Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), who will jointly deliver the challenge, and work closely with the Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC). Work so farThe Faraday Battery Challenge has already made strong progress.This includes the multi-million pound Faraday Institution to speed up research, innovation and scale-up novel battery technologies, and a £80 million investment through the APC for the UK’s first automotive battery manufacturing development facilityFaraday Battery Challenge CWLEP Video He will have an important role to play in ensuring the UK is a world leader in the development of automotive battery technologies. Business Minister Richard Harrington added: Tony’s long-standing experience and expertise in automotive research and development means he is the ideal candidate to lead the ground-breaking Faraday Battery Challenge. Leading industry experienceTony has been working as Director of Engineering Research at Jaguar Land Rover since 2006. He is a chartered engineer, a fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Academy of Engineering, and an honorary fellow of the University of Warwick.In addition, he is an elected member of the UK Automotive Council Technology Group and sits on a number of industry advisory councils.Tony said: Read the Ministerial announcement. It is also a very exciting time to be joining UK Research and Innovation as it sets out to become the best research and innovation agency in the world. Innovate UK is inviting applications in a second round of collaborative research and development funding under the Faraday Battery Challenge. Find out more and apply.
Rock and rollers Red Hot Chili Peppers have their new album, The Getaway, due out on June 17th. As if the band had to build more anticipation for their first album in five years, they’ve shared the second single from the new release. The title track keeps things funky with a great bassline from Flea, though it’s frontman Anthony Kiedis’ voice that play the central role on the track.Listen to Red Hot Chili Peppers’ new jam, “The Getaway,” below.You can also check out the first single from the album, “Dark Necessities,” right here.
The Deep Roots Mountain Revival will return to Masontown, WV from July 20th through the 22nd, bringing along a great lineup of touring musicians for the festival’s second annual event. Organizers have just revealed this year’s initial lineup, which sees headlining sets from Brandi Carlile and Lettuce.The full lineup announcement includes JJ Grey & Mofro, Moon Taxi, White Denim, Drake White and the Big Fire, TAUK, The Hip Abduction, The Eric Krasno Band, Cabinet, and Billy Strings. Also featured are Aqueous, Larry Keel Experience, Qiet, Cris Jacobs Band, Dead 27s and Forlorn Strangers, with the promise of more music to be announced soon!Tickets and more information about Deep Roots Mountain Revival can be found here.
The life of Mark Field ’48, Ph.D. ’55, may not be the stuff of thrillers, but it opens a window onto the tragedy of 20th century wars and the U.S.-Soviet Cold War that persisted for nearly half a century.When World War I broke out, Field’s Russian-born parents were trapped in Switzerland. The family was prosperous but remained stateless, and slipped out of Europe for America in 1940.Today Field is a renowned authority on medical sociology and Soviet-era health systems who has nearly seven decades of affiliation with Harvard. He shared a few stories on Dec. 14 during his last seminar at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, with which he has been associated for 61 years. He moves to Washington, D.C., in January.His family stories reach back to czarist Russia, swirl through both world wars, touch on the ruins of 1945 Germany, glimpse the early days of the Cold War, and recall a vanished, patrician Harvard. (He arrived at Harvard College in 1942.)But Field’s final seminar also included an announcement: A small group of anonymous donors has made a gift to Harvard that will support the Mark G. Field Discretionary Fund for Research in the Social Sciences at the Davis Center. The coming donation is “very generous,” according to officials at Harvard University Alumni Affairs and Development.The Davis Center’s acting director, Terry D. Martin, introducing the seminar in a concourse-level room at 1730 Cambridge St., called Field “very much the heart and soul” of the center.Field, now 86, stood at the head of a round table, where about 20 friends and colleagues had gathered. Calm and matter-of-fact, he began simply: “This is supposed to be the story of my life.”Field related the story of his family’s start in the port city of Odessa, his mother’s eyewitness account of a pogrom (she saw children thrown out windows), their exile in Switzerland (where Field was born in 1923), and their existence there as stateless Russian immigrants. “We had no country,” said Field, and only Nansen passports issued by the League of Nations.In January 1940, the family boarded a ship in Milan for a life-saving journey to the United States. “Fortunately, and I will bless him forever, Mr. [Italian leader Benito] Mussolini was still neutral,” said Field.In high school in Jackson Heights, Queens, “there were many children of Europe,” he said. The young immigrant was impressed by the quality of the teaching — “much, much better” than in Switzerland, said Field, where rote learning was still the order of the day.After a year at remote Hamilton College, “in 1942, I came to this great place,” Field said of Harvard. Still more comfortable in French than any other language, he studied Russian with Professor Samuel Cross, who had been an interpreter at the Versailles peace talks in 1919 and reportedly knew 12 languages.Drafted in 1944, Field was assigned to a special unit schooled in Soviet military lore and designed to communicate with Soviet troops. His stateside teachers included former czarist officers who still wore Russian military decorations from World War I.Field arrived in Germany the next year, just before World War II ended in Europe. On May 8, 1945, the day of the German surrender, he was at Gen. George Patton’s Third Army headquarters in Regensburg on the Danube River. Rumors were still rife that the Nazis would fight on, which was on Field’s mind while swimming one day. A German man approached in a rowboat and displayed a Panzerfaust, a bazookalike anti-tank weapon. Fortunately, the man just wanted to surrender it.By 1946, Field was a corporal stationed in a military occupation zone in Hof, Germany. It was the eve of the Cold War, and the Americans shared an uneasy border with Soviet troops, their earlier allies.The duty brought him into contact with trainloads of so-called Vlasovites, Russians who donned German uniforms to fight Soviet troops. They were being shipped East for execution or imprisonment. Field also encountered then what he called a Soviet “obsession” with repatriation of its citizens, Russians and others who were seldom willing to go back to the Rodina, the motherland.“They did not want to leave anybody back there in Europe,” he said of the Soviets, who firmly believed the West was a source of political contamination, an attitude that prefigured the deep chill of the Cold War.Repatriation was not just for the living. One winter day early in 1946, Field was called to a farmhouse to help repatriate the body of a Soviet soldier. The man had been about his age, 21. He had committed suicide by placing a submachine gun in his mouth and pulling the trigger.Outside the farmhouse, the soldier lay sprawled in blood-red snow. A Soviet officer stood over him and exclaimed, “Durak,” “idiot” in Russian. The body was wrapped in a gray tarpaulin, bundled onto a handcart, and wheeled away by a German policeman.At the scene, Field helped to interview a German farm girl. The Soviet soldier had visited the farmhouse to buy butter, milk, and eggs, she said. When he realized his errand into American territory would send him to Siberia for 25 years, the soldier despaired. He took off his wide leather army belt and carved his name and birth date on it, along with the name of a sister in Poltava, Ukraine. Then he stepped outside to end his life.A few months later, Field’s Jeep skidded off a German road and hit a tree. “The Jeep stopped,” he said, “and I didn’t.” In a body cast, Field was shipped back to the United States, where after eight months in a hospital he resumed his undergraduate studies.By Feb. 1, 1948, just after getting his bachelor’s degree, Field took a job for $175 a month as a research assistant at what then was the Russian Research Center. It had just opened its doors in a sprawling frame house on the site of what is now Harvard’s Arthur M. Sackler Museum.The center’s small staff had a mission: to unlock the puzzle of the Russian people. In those days, the emerging Cold War was accompanied by a “general bafflement” over Soviet and Russian culture, said Field in an earlier speech, and the subject was “poorly served by clichés from the extreme right and the extreme left.”Over the years, Field told the recent gathering, the center has taken criticism from both sides of the political aisle. In the early years, with a sign that included the inflammatory word “Russian,” the center’s windows were regularly broken. In the late 1960s, the center came under fire from leftists, who condemned it as an instrument of U.S. imperialism. “We should have stuck to Victorian poetry,” said Field.He took the two-sided criticism in the same way he took criticism of his first book, “Doctor and Patient in Soviet Russia” (1957), which drew fire from both American physicians and Soviet health authorities. “So I feel good,” Field said earlier, “about having antagonized both sides.”One of the earliest projects at the new Russian Research Center was a massive effort to interview displaced Soviet citizens who took refuge in Europe, which became the Project on the Soviet Social System that provided the grist for Field’s doctoral work.He was interested in the evolution of the Soviet medical system in part because of its links to a tightening of labor discipline during Soviet leader Joseph Stalin’s rule, a code of work conduct so strict that being more than 20 minutes late could result in a court trial and a loss of 25 percent of pay for six months.“Doctors,” he told the seminar audience, “became instruments of the state” who embraced their jobs like bureaucrats with strict hours, regardless of patient needs, and who later cooperated in the medicalization of political dissent.In 1956, Field made his first trip to the land of his parents’ birth, which had loosened restrictions on visitors in the years following Stalin’s death in 1953. With him was a young Harvard professor named Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was later the chief foreign policy adviser to the Carter White House.They supplemented the earlier citizen interviews, spurring conversations by pretending not to have matches to light their cigarettes. Questions poured out of the Soviets, said Field, along with wonderment that American workers could afford to buy cars and houses.Over the years, Field collected Soviet-era jokes, the self-deprecating, ironic, and slightly subversive stories told by everyday citizens. He prefers the term “anecdote,” said Field, who once wrote an essay called “The Anecdote as Antidote.”Field was offered a book contract on the subject, he said, but “I did not want to go down in history as the guy who wrote the joke book.”Nevertheless, Field told a few “anecdotes,” proof that humor survives the grimmest circumstances.One was about the Soviet man who came back week after week to apply for a visa to go to Paris. Finally the clerk said, “Come back in five years.”“In the morning or afternoon?” the man asked.“What does it matter?” the clerk replied.“Because,” answered the man, “the plumber comes in the morning.”