Key Levels for Facebook Stock in the Second Half of 2019

Facebook, Inc. (FB) shares closed the first half of 2019 at $193.00, which became a key input to my proprietary analytics. The only level left over from the first half is its annual pivot at $181.70, which is now considered a value level. The daily chart shows a “golden cross,” and the weekly chart has been positive since the week of June 21, when the stock closed at $191.14. Fundamentally, Facebook is reasonably priced for a FAANG stock with a P/E ratio of 29.18 without paying a dividend, according to Macrotrends. The stock is one of four FAANG stocks under investigation by the Department of Justice. When Facebook reported earnings back on July 25, 2018, there was a huge gap lower on July 26 on missed expectations. This reflected the fall-out from the social media giant’s privacy scandals.  Facebook had a positive reaction to earnings released on April 24, and the stock popped to its 2019 high of $198.48 on April 25. Shares of Facebook then slumped with a correction of 18.9% to a low of $160.84 set on June 4. This low was a test of the 200-day simple moving average at $161.33 as a buying opportunity. In the longer term, Facebook stock is consolidating a bear ...

Kenya Railways extends special rates for SGR cargo to June 30

The Kenya Railways Corporation (KRC) has extended promotional freight charges on the standard gauge rail by three months as the State continues to woo shippers into embracing the multi-billion investment. The promotional tariff which has been extended to June 30, will see SGR freighters pay a flat fee of Sh35,000 for a 20-foot container and Sh40,000 for a 40-foot from Mombasa to the Embakasi Inland Container Depot (ICD). “Madaraka Express freight service customers will continue enjoying the promotional tariff that was introduced in January 5, 2018. The tariff’s expiry period has been extended from April 4, 2018 to June 30, 2018,” the agency said in a public notice on Wednesday. The move comes amid a wave of discontent across the shipping fraternity as clearing agents cite inefficiency at the Nairobi ICD which has also been blamed by container freight stations for loss of business. The KRC, however, said it will continue to charge Sh25, 000 to transport a 20-foot container and Sh30,000 for a 40-foot container from ICD to Mombasa. The flat charges which were supposed to end on April 4 include cost of handling cargo and returning of empty containers. The move by KRC to extend its ...

Lamb of God ‘Far Along Into the Writing Process’ for New Album

Lamb of God are “well into” writing new songs for their next album, according to the band’s guitarist and recent solo artist, Mark Morton. Discussing his own album Anesthetic, the musician told Metal Insider that he expects his main act’s 10th total full-length and the follow-up to 2015′s VII: Sturm und Drang (as well as last year’s Legion: XX covers album, released under the band’s original name, Burn the Priest) to be out by 2020. In fact, the new Lamb of God effort may even arrive before that time, going by Morton’s most liberal estimate. Further, he promised the metal outfit are “still in full swing” following his solo release, with a many new songs on the way. “We’ve got a bunch of new material we’ve been working on,” Morton explained of the songwriting sessions. “We’re well into the writing process. We’re not completed writing but we’re pretty far along into the writing process. We’ve been making demos and what we call pre-production for the new album. So I don’t have a date, I don’t know if it’ll be the end of this year or some time early ne...

The state of medium voltage DC architectures for utility-scale PV

More in Editors’ Blog, Manufacturing, Thin-Film, Power Plants, Inverters, Balance of System, Operations & Maintenance, Grids, Projects Edgar Gunther is a photovoltaic enthusiast who researches and pens the GUNTHER Portfolio under the Photovoltaic Blogger moniker. While most utility-scale PV developers are grappling with the choice of string or central inverters, is “Yet Another PV Architecture: Medium Voltage DC Plant (MVDC)” ready for consideration? As envisioned by First Solar at their Analyst Day in 2016, the MVDC plant architecture replaces DC combiner boxes with DC-DC converters that boost string voltages from 1500V DC to the range of 5kV DC to 20kV DC. Image: First Solar As envisioned by First Solar at their Analyst Day in 2016, the MVDC plant architecture replaces DC combiner boxes with DC-DC converters that boost string voltages from 1500V DC to the range of 5kV DC to 20kV DC. The higher DC voltages reduce current and can travel longer distances to the nearest substation where a rather large MVDC grid tie inverter converts back to AC for grid transmission, eliminating the PV array field inverters, transformers, and switchgear required by the present Medium Volt...

Modern Texas owes everything to the innovation and marketing genius of John Warne Gates. Don’t worry,

Modern Texas owes everything to the innovation and marketing genius of John Warne Gates. Don’t worry, I hadn’t heard of him either until last week. In 1876, at Military Plaza — site of San Antonio’s future City Hall — he presented a technological marvel that would revolutionize the state. Gates described his innovation as “lighter than air, stronger than whiskey, cheaper than dust.” A print advertisement from the year before had dubbed it “The Greatest Discovery of the Age.” Gates’ marketing stunt: He bet all comers that their wildest longhorns, whipped into a frenzy by his sidekick with a burning brand, couldn’t break through a flimsy-looking little wire pen he’d built in Military Plaza. The anecdote comes from some enjoyable summer reading, Tim Harford’s 2017 book: “Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy.” In a series of 50 essays of three to four pages each, Harford describes the surprising results of many seemingly humble innovations. So what revolution did barbed wire launch? Before barbed wire, the vast prairie lands of Texas were too big to be divvied up effectively into private parcels. Native tribes and teams of cowboys heading up cattle drives thrived in this...

Cockatoo filmed destroying anti-bird spikes at shopping centre and throwing them to the ground: ‘I’m with this bird’

The bird in the city of Katoomba was filmed attacking and tearing down anti-bird spikes at a shopping centre appraently in a bid to let other birds in. window.adsContainer = {“positionAfterTitle”:{“code”:”Article_Desktop_300x250_Middle5_Rel_Newrev”,”isOrganicUserAd”:true},”positionBottom”:{“code”:”Article_Desktop_Sidebar_Bottom_Rel_Newrev”,”isOrganicUserAd”:true},”positionBottomRight”:{“code”:”Article_Desktop_300x250_After_Title_Rel_Newrev”,”isOrganicUserAd”:true}} ga(‘create’, ‘UA-67136960-15′, ‘auto’, ‘ads’); let gads_event; window.googletag.cmd.push(function() { window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener(‘slotRenderEnded’, function(event) { gads_event = event; ga(‘ads.send’, { hitType: ‘event’, eventCategory: event.slot.getSlotElementId(), eventAction: ‘render’ }); }); window.googletag.pubads().addEventListener(‘slotOnload’, function(event) { ga(‘ads.send’, { hitType: ‘event’, eventCategory: event.slot.ge...

Scientists Discover the Biggest Seaweed Bloom in the World : Biology : Nature World News Scientists Discover the Biggest Seaweed Bloom in the World : Biology : Nature World News

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. ( July 4, 2019).–Scientists led by the USF College of Marine Science used NASA satellite observations to discover the largest bloom of macroalgae in the world called the Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt (GASB), as reported in Science.  They confirmed that the belt of brown macroalgae called Sargassum forms its shape in response to ocean currents, based on numerical simulations. It can grow so large that it blankets the surface of the tropical Atlantic Ocean from the west coast of Africa to the Gulf of Mexico. This happened last year when more than 20 million tons of it – heavier than 200 fully loaded aircraft carriers – floated in surface waters and some of which wreaked havoc on shorelines lining the tropical Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and east coast of Florida. The team also used environmental and field data to suggest that the belt forms seasonally in response to two key nutrient inputs: one human-derived, and one natural. In the spring and summer, Amazon River discharge adds nutrients to the ocean, and such discharged nutrients may have increased in recent years due to increased deforestation and fertilizer use. In the winter...

Homologation heroes: second-hand bargains inspired by motorsport

‘Win on Sunday, sell on Monday’ always used to be the motorsport maxim. By proving their product on the race tracks and rally stages of the world, car manufacturers hoped to lure impressed buyers into their showrooms. And, to be honest, it worked, particularly for people like you and me, who know there’s something innately satisfying about driving a car with genuine motor racing pedigree.  These days, that’s not really the case. Most motorsport campaigns are now as much a branding and marketing exercise as a true test of mettle and metal. Look at many series and most competing cars are bespoke designs aimed at meeting very strict performance and budget regulations. Just glance at the latest breed of WRC rally car or TCR tin-top for proof. The days of Group A ‘homologation specials’ have long gone.  Well, yes and no. Sift carefully through the classifieds and you’ll find plenty of cars that have been touched by motorsport magic in some way or other. Sometimes this results in a car that’s better to drive, sometimes it just adds a little desirable street cred, and sometimes it opens up the opportunity for you yourself to compete. Whatever you’re looking for, here are 14 of the top ...

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OFC, the Optical Networking and Communication Conference, runs March 3 – 7, 2019 at

SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–OFC, the Optical Networking and Communication Conference, runs March 3 – 7, 2019 at the San Diego Convention Center. Business Wire is the official news distribution partner for OFC 2019. Listed below are exhibitor profiles. Advanced Micro Foundry Pte. Ltd. (AMF) is a spin-off from the A*STAR Institute of Microelectronics (IME) in Singapore and is a leading commercial pure-play Silicon Photonics foundry. The Company offers seamless services ranging from initial proof-of-concept support to prototyping and volume manufacturing. These services are based on various platforms including Silicon-On-Insulator, Silicon Nitride and Germanium-on-Silicon. AMF multidisciplinary team of Optical and Semiconductor Experts works closely with customers leveraging on 15 years of experience as a leading technology provider for Integrated Optics Solutions. Business Wire, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute market-moving news and multimedia, host online newsroom...

Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Partly cloudy with afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 88F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%.. Partly to mostly cloudy. A stray shower or thunderstorm is possible. Low 71F. Winds light and variable. “NTC is the reason I am working in television,” reads Matt Knutson’s testimonial on the newly launched KeepNTCOpen.com. “From the moment I stepped in the door I realized I was home.” DeKALB — Some people can see their titles, roles or identity in professional life chiseled into stone and unchanged for large chunks of their life. Many songs by The Beatles are incredibly simple but carry a great deal of charm and emotional weight. This is what made them the greatest musicians in the history of rock and roll. “Yesterday” is very similar with likable characters, magnificent sequences of musical creativity and, yes, enou… Brush off the flurries of finals and enjoy the winter wonderland of winter break! The Cosmos Blog writers want to wish Northern Illinois University’s Huskies a happy, healthy and magical reprieve from the ghosts of academia past. Furniture, household goods including bedding and towels, appliances, home decorations, lawn equipment, women’s, men’s and boy’s...

It looks like a tube made of glass but it’s actually aluminum. Well, aluminum with an

It looks like a tube made of glass but it’s actually aluminum. Well, aluminum with an asterisk beside it — this is not elemental aluminum but rather a material made using it. We got onto the buzz about “transparent aluminum” as a result of a Tweet from whence the image above came. This Tweet was posted by [Jo Pitesky], a Science Systems Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena. [Jo] reported that at a recent JPL technology open house she had the chance to handle a tube of material that looks for all the world like a section of glass tubing, but was billed as transparent aluminum. [Jo] tweeted this because it was an interesting artifact that few people get to play with and she’s right, this is fascinating! The the material itself is intriguing, and I immediately had practical questions like what is this stuff? What is it good for? How is it made? And is it really aluminum rendered transparent by some science fiction process? As with many things in life, the answer to that question is, “It depends.” In this case, it depends on how you define aluminum. Or more precisely, it depends on what your expectations are for a material that purports to be aluminum. Regular old aluminum...

The Bella high power juicer is on sale for $50 at Amazon

TL;DR: This budget-friendly High Power Juice Extractor from Bella is $10 off at Amazon, making it just $49.99. Forget those cookies from Lofthouse that no one can agree on — bringing a juicer will make you everyone’s favorite party guest. The Bella High Power Juice Extractor is a the perfect quick purchase, and it’s on sale for just $49.99 at Amazon. Get it in time for the holiday weekend when you choose Prime two-day shipping at checkout. A budget juicer can go off the rails quickly, but Bella’s model proves that you don’t have to pay $400 to get the most out of your fruits and veggies. The 1000-watt motor operates on two speeds and can tackle just about any food item you throw at it, including stubborn ones like carrots and beets. Bamboo Handle Dinner Set The wide feed tube can house anything the size of a whole apple, and pulp from things like lemons, oranges, and limes will be caught in the filter.  This juicer is amazing. I purchased a juicer years ago and it was so complicated and yelled very little juice, but this juicer was cheaper way cheaper and it provides a lot of juice for the produce that you use. I am so happy with this juicer, I just start...