Should I buy Oatly shares now?

first_img Are you on the lookout for UK growth stocks?If so, get this FREE no-strings report now.While it’s available: you’ll discover what we think is a top growth stock for the decade ahead.And the performance of this company really is stunning.In 2019, it returned £150million to shareholders through buybacks and dividends.We believe its financial position is about as solid as anything we’ve seen.Since 2016, annual revenues increased 31%In March 2020, one of its senior directors LOADED UP on 25,000 shares – a position worth £90,259Operating cash flow is up 47%. (Even its operating margins are rising every year!)Quite simply, we believe it’s a fantastic Foolish growth pick.What’s more, it deserves your attention today.So please don’t wait another moment. Image source: Getty Images 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. Charlie Keough does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Starbucks. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Unilever and recommends the following options: short July 2021 $120 calls on Starbucks. 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. FREE REPORT: Why this £5 stock could be set to surge Charlie Keough | Friday, 28th May, 2021 | More on: OTLY Enter Your Email Address Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Oatly (NASDAQ: OTLY) recently listed on the NASDAQ via an initial public offering (IPO) at $17 a share. The share price rose on the day and has since settled at around to $22. Here, I assess whether I see long-term opportunities in the dairy-alternative producer.Bull caseOne factor that fills me with optimism about Oatly shares is the expanding market. It is clear that many people have made the switch to oat milk products, seen in a recent Persistence Market Research study showing an expected CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 7.4% for the oat milk market. This is seen in the rise in Oatly’s revenues – 106% between 2019 ($204m) and 2020 ($421m). This, in my opinion, places the future of Oatly shares in good stead, as a rapidly expanding market will naturally lead to a rise in demand.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…On top of this, Oatly recently stated that its total addressable market is worth nearly $600bn. Even if Oatly manages to conquer a small percentage of this, we could see further growth in its revenues.Oatly also recently struck a deal with Starbucks, introducing oat milk across all stores in the US. This will should provide consistent demand for Oatly products, leading potentially to a rise in Oatly shares.Bear case A major issue for me with Oatly as an investment is the fact that the company is unprofitable. In 2020 it recorded losses of $60m. I understand this may be due to expansion out of its founding country (Sweden), but this does not fill me with hope for Oatly shares and the future. It also does not allow me to gain a true representation of Oatly’s financial performance.To add to this, as much as the expanding market does provide opportunities, it also comes with challenges. Competition in this sector is natural as many brands adapt to consumer taste. This is already seen through moves by Unilever and Nestle moving into the sector, as detailed by my fellow Fool, Royston Roche.Oatly is not the only dairy-free producer currently available to consumers. In a market based on a rather new trend, what is to say Oatly will not disappear as quickly as it arrived? This could have a negative effect on Oatly shares.What I’d do with Oatly shares nowI am aware of the risk associated with buying a stock so recently IPO’d, but with Oatly I do see real potential. The market it is in will continue to grow as people convert to the trend, and as such, I can only see this having a positive effect on Oatly shares.Mounting environmental pressure continues to increase, and I predict people beginning with small changes such as switching to oat milk. The company has managed to convert many customers already in a small space of time, and this will only grow.I see solid long-term potential in Oatly shares, currently trading at around $22, for my portfolio. See all posts by Charlie Keough 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. 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Vote for Mayor, Seat #1, and Seat #2 in The Apopka…

first_img Please enter your comment! Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate TAGSDecision Apopka 2018 Previous articleNow is the time to start your health revolutionNext articleFace the danger! Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Apopka Voice Reader Poll 3.0Decision Apopka 201830 days and counting.On Tuesday, March 13th Apopka will elect a mayor and two city commissioners. The names Kilsheimer, Nelson, Velazquez, Bell, Koutsoulieris, Nolan, Kidd, Knight, Mott, and Smith are becoming abundantly more visible as the 10 candidates for elected office in Apopka roll out their messages on how they would lead the community.You’ve seen two polls from The Apopka Voice in December and January that didn’t show a lot of movement. Is this race already etched in stone? Is the cake baked? Is there any reason for another poll?We believe so.A lot has happened in the past month when we published the Apopka Reader’s Poll 2.0. There was a mayoral debate. There was a candidate forum. There were 30 days of campaigning and door knocking, which in a political campaign is an eternity.For the first time, we heard the unvarnished words of Mayor Joe Kilsheimer and Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson. Who won that debate? Did either of them gain your vote in the last 30 days? Did any of the city commission candidates knock on your door and convince you to vote for them? Did the Farmworker’s Association Candidate Forum sway you?Where do these races stand with a little over a month to go?In this poll, we ask the same simple question “If the elections were held today, who would you vote for?” The poll opened at noon on Friday, February 9th, and closes on Monday, February 12th at noon. This is the third time we have asked this question, so let’s call this The Apopka Reader’s Poll 3.0.This is not a scientific poll. The margin of error is unknown, but it should reflect a snapshot of where our readers stand, with 30 days to go before Election Day. So vote for the candidates you think will best lead Apopka into its promising future. The Anatomy of Fear center_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here ProceedProceedProceed Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx will land on an asteroid to bring home rocks…

first_img You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply By Elizabeth Cantwell, Professor of Practice for Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and Senior Vice President for Research & Innovation, University of ArizonaImagine parallel parking a 15-passenger van into just two to three parking spaces surrounded by two-story boulders. On Oct. 20, a University of Arizona-led NASA mission 16 years in the making will attempt the astronomical equivalent more than 200 million miles away.A NASA mission called OSIRIS-REx will soon attempt to touch the surface of an asteroid and collect loose rubble.OSIRIS-REx is the United States’ first asteroid sample return mission, aiming to collect and carry a pristine, unaltered sample from an asteroid back to Earth for scientific study. The spacecraft will attempt to touch the surface of the asteroid Bennu, which is hurtling through space at 63,000 miles per hour. If all goes according to plan, the spacecraft will deploy an 11-foot-long robotic arm called TAGSAM – Touch-and-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism – and spend about 10 seconds collecting at least two ounces of loose rubble from the asteroid. The spacecraft, monitored remotely by a team of scientists and engineers, will then stow away the sample and begin its return to Earth, scheduled for 2023.You can watch this sample collection “Touch-And-Go” maneuver Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. EDT/ 2 p.m. PDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.As senior vice president for research and innovation at UArizona and a mechanical engineer with a long career in space systems engineering, I believe this milestone for OSIRIS-REx captures perfectly the spirit of research and innovation, the careful balance of problem-solving and perseverance, of obstacle and opportunity.What Bennu can teach usIn 2004, Michael Drake, then head of the UArizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory; his protégé, Dante Lauretta, then a UArizona assistant professor of planetary science; and experts from Lockheed Martin and NASA discussed the very earliest concept of the OSIRIS-REx mission and what it might achieve.Asteroids are relics of the earliest materials that formed our solar system, and studying such a sample might allow scientists to answer fundamental questions about the origins of the solar system. Further, Bennu is a near-Earth asteroid with possible risk of impacting the Earth in the late 2100s, so the mission also is exploring ways in which such a collision might be avoided.Perhaps, though, the most ambitious goal of the OSIRIS-REx mission is resource identification – the “RI” in OSIRIS. This means, essentially, mapping the chemical properties of Bennu to learn, among other things, about the potential for mining asteroids to produce rocket fuel – a notion which, in 2004, was far ahead of its time.NASA selected UArizona to lead the mission in 2011, with Drake at the helm. Lauretta, a first-generation college student and UArizona alumnus, took over when Drake died that year and continues to lead OSIRIS-REx today. He would unquestionably make his predecessor proud.While OSIRIS-REx is the first NASA mission to attempt to collect a sample from an asteroid, the scientific and technological knowledge requisite of such a mission is the result of decades of prior exploration. In the early 1990s, NASA’s Galileo flew past the asteroids Gaspra and Ida. NEAR Shoemaker was the first human-made object to orbit and land on an asteroid. Before heading for the dwarf planet Ceres in 2012, NASA’s Dawn spacecraft orbited and mapped extensively the asteroid Vesta.And perhaps most significantly, in 2010, the Japanese counterpart of NASA, JAXA, returned to Earth a small amount of dust from an asteroid via its Hayabusa spacecraft. Early last year, JAXA’s Hayabusa 2 landed on and successfully collected a sample from the asteroid Ryugu. The spacecraft will return to Earth in December of this year. It has been a privilege and an absolute delight to observe and learn from the accomplishments of our colleagues in Japan.OSIRIS-REx is a NASA mission to explore near-Earth asteroid Bennu and return a sample to Earth.Navigating the unexpectedOSIRIS-REx launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Sept. 8, 2016, and arrived at Bennu in December 2018. In the months leading up to this moment, its team of scientists and engineers has remotely conducted two rehearsals, getting very near to Bennu without touching it.When the OSIRIS-REx team selected Bennu as its target, it suspected and hoped that the asteroid’s surface would look something like a sandy beach. But the scientific process – and nature itself – is full of surprises, some challenging, all wondrous. As the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft approached Bennu, its suite of high-resolution cameras beamed hundreds of photos of the asteroid back to Earth, revealing not a beachlike surface, but a rugged, boulder-strewn landscape.This was not exactly in the plan.The team pored over these images for months, searching for a site both wide enough for a spacecraft the size of a large passenger van to touch down and maneuver without hitting a boulder and containing material fine enough to provide loose rubble to collect.On Dec. 12, 2019, the OSIRIS-REx team announced the chosen landing site: Nightingale. Nightingale is home to a relatively new crater the size of a tennis court. At its edge lies a boulder the size of a two-story building. The team, which includes hundreds of faculty, researchers and students from UArizona and several partner institutions, affectionately refers to this boulder as “Mount Doom.”In one small section of Nightingale’s crater – the size of just a few parking spaces – the team identified loose rubble small enough for the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to grab and carry away.This set of stereoscopic images provides a 3D view of the 170-foot (52-meter) boulder that juts from asteroid Bennu’s southern hemisphere and the rocky slopes that surround it. The image was created by stereo image processing scientists Brian May, who is also the lead guitarist for the rock band Queen, and Claudia Manzoni. NASA/Goddard/University of ArizonaNothing ventured, nothing gainedThings could go wrong on Oct. 20.Aside from crashing into Mount Doom, other less dramatic, more probable risks lurk. The TAGSAM collector head could land on a rock, perched at an angle, rather than flush against a flat surface of rubble, making its collection far less effective. Because the collector head can accommodate particles only the size of a nickel or smaller, there is also the risk of it being effectively “clogged” by something larger. In uncharted territory, things don’t always go according to plan.Nevertheless, we are optimistic.The age-old adage rings true: Nothing ventured, nothing gained. We already have gained so much knowledge from the OSIRIS-REx mission, and we will continue exploring and problem solving with the same bold determination that has taken us so far.This image shows the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft’s sampling arm – called the Touch-And-Go Sample Acquisition Mechanism (TAGSAM) – and asteroid Bennu during the mission’s checkpoint rehearsal. NASA/Goddard/University of ArizonaThis article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate The Anatomy of Fear TAGSAsteroidNASAOsiris-RexResearchThe Conversation Previous articleOfficials predict 10M Floridians will cast ballots before Election DayNext articleHow to Take Care of a Child With Autism Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR This artist’s rendering shows OSIRIS-REx spacecraft descending toward asteroid Bennu to collect a sample of the asteroid’s surface. NASA/Goddard/University of Arizonacenter_img Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Pork Producers Examine the Morality of Production

first_imgDr. Nelson KIloostermanHe said radical animal activists such as HSUS have claimed the moral high ground and have challenged the morality of raising animals for food. He told the crowd of several hundred producers gathered at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds for the Midwest Pork Conference that these activists use religion, children, and language to drive home their false message about animal agriculture. He showed several examples of HSUS and PETA videos, bumper stickers, and web sites that use religion, children, and emotionally charged language to send a strong anti-agriculture message. Facebook Twitter Home News Feed Pork Producers Examine the Morality of Production SHARE Facebook Twitter Dr. Kloosterman was critical of industry efforts that stress advocacy more than customer focus, “We need to move beyond advocacy and focus on the end user”. He added customer service is not a self-oriented preoccupation, “Customer service asks about the needs, desirers, and tastes of the end user.”  He did, however, praise some efforts to educate consumers such as the Pig Adventure program being developed and constructed at Fair Oaks in Jasper County. He encouraged producers to steal a page from the HSUS playbook and to use emotion and morality to tell their own stories of safe and humane food production.[audio:https://www.hoosieragtoday.com//wp-content/uploads//2012/12/MPCwrap.mp3|titles=Pork Producers Examine the Morality of Production] By Gary Truitt – Dec 4, 2012 SHARE Pork Producers Examine the Morality of Production Previous articleSeed Consultants Market Watch 10:49 update with Gary Wilhelmi 12/4/2012Next articleVote Soon for USFRA Faces Of Farming And Ranching Winners Gary Truitt Pork producers today are facing a number of serious challenges. There is the challenge to survive tough economic times, the challenge to move to new animal welfare and environmental standards, and the challenge to justify their existence to an ever skeptical consuming public.  In a sobering and thought provoking presentation called Stewards of a Global Future- Celebrating the Dignity of Raising Animals for Food, Dr. Nelson Kloosterman, with Worldview Resources International, suggested pork producers focus on stressing their animal husbandry when communicating with consumers, “I believe that animal husbandry or stewardship is a dignified calling.” He told HAT in a one-on-one interview that this calling has a lot in common with other callings, “You treat your customers honorably, you treat your tools respectfully, and you treat your product carefully.”last_img read more

Global Medical Connectors Industry (2020 to 2027) – Market Trajectory & Analytics – ResearchAndMarkets.com

first_img Pinterest Global Medical Connectors Industry (2020 to 2027) – Market Trajectory & Analytics – ResearchAndMarkets.com Previous articleConviction in landmark case over Syrian government tortureNext articleStates pass their own virus aid, not waiting on Washington Digital AIM Web Support Facebook Twitter Facebook WhatsApp TAGS  center_img By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Pinterest DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– The “Medical Connectors – Global Market Trajectory & Analytics” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering. The publisher brings years of research experience to the 8th edition of this report. The 239-page report presents concise insights into how the pandemic has impacted production and the buy side for 2020 and 2021. A short-term phased recovery by key geography is also addressed. Global Medical Connectors Market to Reach $3.4 Billion by 2027 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, the global market for Medical Connectors estimated at US$2.3 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$3.4 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the analysis period 2020-2027. Hospital & Clinics, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 5.5% CAGR and reach US$1.3 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After an early analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Ambulatory Surgical Centers segment is readjusted to a revised 6% CAGR for the next 7-year period. The U.S. Market is Estimated at $670.4 Million, While China is Forecast to Grow at 5.4% CAGR The Medical Connectors market in the U.S. is estimated at US$670.4 Million in the year 2020. China, the world’s second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$593.1 Million by the year 2027 trailing a CAGR of 5.4% over the analysis period 2020 to 2027. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 5.5% and 4.6% respectively over the 2020-2027 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 4.8% CAGR. Diagnostic Laboratories & Imaging Centers Segment to Record 6.4% CAGR In the global Diagnostic Laboratories & Imaging Centers segment, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Europe will drive the 6.5% CAGR estimated for this segment. These regional markets accounting for a combined market size of US$384.7 Million in the year 2020 will reach a projected size of US$596.2 Million by the close of the analysis period. China will remain among the fastest growing in this cluster of regional markets. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$387.7 Million by the year 2027. Competitors identified in this market include, among others:Amphenol CorporationAptiv PLCEsterline Technologies CorporationFischer Connectors SAITT CorporationLemo SAMolex LLCSamtec, Inc.TE Connectivity Ltd. Key Topics Covered: I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & REPORT SCOPE II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1. MARKET OVERVIEWGlobal Competitor Market SharesMedical Connectors Competitor Market Share Scenario Worldwide (in %): 2019 & 2025Impact of Covid-19 and a Looming Global Recession 2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS 4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE III. MARKET ANALYSIS IV. COMPETITIONTotal Companies Profiled: 47 For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/r/51zhp9 View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005717/en/ CONTACT: ResearchAndMarkets.com Laura Wood, Senior Press Manager [email protected] For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470 For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630 For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900 KEYWORD: INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SURGERY HEALTH MEDICAL DEVICES SOURCE: Research and Markets Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 10:42 AM/DISC: 02/24/2021 10:42 AM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005717/enlast_img read more

RedVision Announces New Business Structure to Enhance Customer Experience

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Xhevrije West RedVision Announces New Business Structure to Enhance Customer Experience RedVision, an independent national provider of title and real property research solutions based in Parsippany, New Jersey, recently announced in a press release the completion of their new business structure called the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) team to align cross-organizational resources across all points of the customer life cycle. The addition of this group will strengthen the company’s ability to focus on enriching the customer experience while nurturing and enhancing the value of its market-validated solutions.Christine LaChance, VP, director of client relations, customer relationship management, will oversee the new CRM structure to further develop the company-wide, ‘customer-centric’ mindset, the company says. LaChance will lead the implementation and advancements of client transaction visibility and pipeline management, enhance onboarding efficiencies to shorten the customer transition timeframe, and reduce response times to increase customer service availability. These advancements will ensure a more seamless and effective customer experience so RedVision’s customers can best serve their respective customers.“We structured the company to see the world through the lens of our customers,” said Leanne Zinn-Cox, EVP of sales and marketing at RedVision. “Our customers rely on us to fulfill their commitments to their customers. The addition of the CRM team at RedVision will help reinforce best-in-class service, consistent best practices and product quality standards to drive continuous customer success. Christine’s experience and passion for providing exceptional customer service and value enables us to continue to drive innovation in the marketplace.”LaChance, who joined RedVision in September 2014, previously held strategic leadership positions at First American Title Insurance Company, Inc. With her extensive background in title operations, LaChance can appreciate the urgency and demands of this industry, which enables her to lead the CRM team by example and elevate RedVision’s customer-centric practices with faster response times to client inquiries and shorter onboarding periods from initiation to order capability. LaChance brings a unique combination of national title and settlement service experience, operational excellence and leadership along with a customer-centric management approach to this role. With a certified Six Sigma background in continuous improvement and strategic initiatives, LaChance strategically positions and trains the RedVision CRM team to provide world-class service in every customer interaction.“RedVision has demonstrated a commitment to exceeding customers’ expectations with its single-source solutions resulting in uniform products and quality standards across all 50 states,” says LaChance. “The CRM structure further enables RedVision to implement continuous customer value improvement strategies while providing industry-best technology solutions.”Prior to leading RedVision’s new Customer Relationship Management Team, LaChance served as RedVision’s vice president, southeast regional director.Before joining RedVision in September 2014, LaChance held several management positions at First American Title Insurance, Inc. in Largo, Fla. Her last position there was Director of Business Integration. She started her career at First American Title Insurance in 2005 as manager of centralized support and, in 2009, became the company’s business planning director before assuming her last position in 2011. New Jersey RedVision Title and Real Property Solutions Providers 2015-07-08 Brian Honea Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Tagged with: New Jersey RedVision Title and Real Property Solutions Providers in Featured, News Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Home / Featured / RedVision Announces New Business Structure to Enhance Customer Experience July 8, 2015 946 Views Xhevrije West is a talented writer and editor based in Dallas, Texas. She has worked for a number of publications including The Syracuse New Times, Dallas Flow Magazine, and Bellwethr Magazine. She completed her Bachelors at Alcorn State University and went on to complete her Masters at Syracuse University. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Previous: HUD Announces Final Rule to Further Fair Housing In HUD-Funded Communities Next: GSEs Partner With Industry to Form Advisory Group For Common Securitization Platform Subscribelast_img read more

3 hot air balloons crash in Wyoming, injuring up to 20 people

first_imgiStock/MotortionBy: MEREDITH DELISO and LISA SIVERTSEN, ABC News (NEW YORK) — As many as 20 people were injured when three hot air balloons crashed in Wyoming Monday morning.According to a Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson, each balloon “landed hard under unknown circumstances” shortly after 8 a.m. local time in Teton Village, near Jackson in western Wyoming.Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr told ABC affiliate KIFI-TV that emergency responders were treating between 16 and 20 people for a wide range of injuries. No deaths have been reported.A local hospital confirmed to ABC News that as of mid-afternoon Monday it had received 10 people involved in the crashes. Two were admitted, three were still being evaluated and five were treated and released, the hospital said.Passenger Clinton Phillips was visiting Wyoming from Austin, Texas, with his wife and three children, and said a hot air balloon ride was on their “bucket list.” The family was in the largest balloon that crashed and saw the other two balloons hit the ground first, Phillips told ABC News.The winds were “pushing up hard sideways,” he said, and the second balloon was “getting tossed around” before it crashed and tipped over.“While we were so busy looking at that, we didn’t realize that we were coming down,” Phillips said. “Our pilot hadn’t said anything, and I turned around and looked and I shouted, ‘Brace for impact!’”“People were screaming for their lives and sobbing,” he said. “It was horrific.”Phillips said that one of his daughters fainted in the ordeal, he believes his son has a concussion, and that his wife’s ribs are “very likely” broken. She was one of over 20 people, he estimated, who went to a hospital. One person was airlifted, he said.“I was in tears, just so relieved that everybody was OK and not dead,” he said.The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crashes. They may have been weather-related, Carr told KIFI-TV. ABC News’ Amanda Maile contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Qatari royalty snags Flatiron retail building from Thor Equities

first_imgJoseph J. Sitt from Thor Equities (Thor Equities) A member of the Qatari royal family has purchased a Flatiron retail building from Thor Equities for $40 million.Sheikh Thani bin Abdullah Al Thani purchased the 17,600-square-foot-property at 164 Fifth Avenue from Joe Sitt’s firm at $2,272 per square foot, records show. The five-story building is fully leased to Alo Yoga and sits between 21st and 22nd streets. Alo Yoga has 15 years left on its lease.The site is also home to Sutra, a new restaurant led by celebrity chef Matthew Kenney focusing on plant-based cuisine.Thor announced the building’s sale two weeks ago in a release, but did not disclose who acquired it. A deed recorded Wednesday revealed Al Thani as the buyer.Al Thani founded Ezdan Holdings, a diversified holding company in Qatar that focuses on real estate. He is also the main shareholder in the Qatar Islamic Insurance Company and has ties to a number of Islamic banks. In addition, according to Ezdan Holdings’ website, Al Thani is the founder of Qatar’s Medical Care Group, which owns Al Ahli Hospital, the largest private hospital in Qatar.Thor purchased the property for $23 million in 2014, property records show.Thor is pivoting from its core retail real estate business to industrial. Last year, it started a new business, ThorLogis, which is dedicated to purchasing and developing logistics properties. Amazon recently took more than 300,000 square feet at Thor’s 280 Richards Street in Red Hook.The company is facing major headwinds with its retail portfolio. Thor’s $105 million commercial mortgage-backed securities loan tied to the Charles Scribner’s Sons Building at 597 Fifth Avenue went into special servicing in October and now faces the possibility of foreclosure, according to Trepp. SL Green took control of 590 Fifth Avenue after Thor defaulted on its mezzanine debt in August.Retail throughout Manhattan is struggling. Manhattan retail asking rents fell to their lowest point in nearly a decade in the third quarter.Thor Equities and Ezdan Holdings did not immediately return a request for comment.  Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tagsfifth avenueRetailThorcenter_img Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Indiana ranks low in states taking action against COVID-19

first_img Google+ Indiana ranks low in states taking action against COVID-19 WhatsApp Facebook CoronavirusIndianaLocalMichiganNews A nurse at a drive up COVID-19 coronavirus testing station, set up by the University of Washington Medical Center, holds a bag containing a swab used to take a sample from the nose of a person in their car, Friday, March 13, 2020, in Seattle. UW Medicine is conducting drive-thru testing in a hospital parking garage and has screened hundreds of staff members, faculty and trainees for the COVID-19 coronavirus. U.S. hospitals are setting up triage tents, calling doctors out of retirement, guarding their supplies of face masks and making plans to cancel elective surgery as they brace for an expected onslaught of coronavirus patients. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren) Indiana ranks in the bottom half of states when it comes to its response to the coronavirus.That is, according to a recent study done by WalletHub.The study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across three key dimensions, including: Prevention and Containment, Risk Factors and Infrastructure, and Economic Impact.Indiana ranked 30th. The Hoosier state also ranked 48th in Public Healthcare Spending.Michigan ranked 23rd overall.The top states taking the most aggressive action against the virus include California, Rhode Island, Maryland, New Hampshire and New Jersey.The lowest ranked state is Mississippi. Facebook WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – March 24, 2020 0 510 Pinterest Previous articleMishawaka Police asking for help finding suspect in Battell Street shootingNext article5 additional deaths, more than 100 new cases reported by ISDH Brooklyne Beatty TAGScoronavirusCOVID-19IndianaMichiganrankingWallethub Twitter Google+ Twitterlast_img read more

Independent report: Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration 47th Report: 2019

first_imgThis report sets out the DDRB’s analysis of evidence given by relevant organisations and makes recommendations for doctors’ and dentists’ pay and associated issues in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.In this report the DDRB provides independent advice on the pay of doctors and dentists in the NHS to the: The Government responded to the report, for England, in Parliament. Prime Minister Secretary of State for Health and Social Care First Minister of Scotland First Minister of Waleslast_img read more