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From Vetstreet's Linda Lombardi: the last thing modern moms need is yet another reason to feel that they're not doing a good enough job.
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From Vetstreet's Linda Lombardi: the last thing modern moms need is yet another reason to feel that they're not doing a good enough job.
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Tech stocks were generally in the red Monday, with the controversy over Yahoo inc.’s (NASDAQ:YHOO) ex- chief executive, Scott Thompson, in the focus.Thompson stepped down over the weekend in the midst of a dishonor over his educational background and professional biography.Yahoo shares advanced about 2% after Thompson’s resignation. however, almost every other major tech stock retreated as the market dealt with the most recent economic and political turmoil from Greece and Spain.
Its competitors include AOL, inc. (NYSE:AOL) that slipped -0.15% to $26.02 with the total traded volume of 340,736.00 shares and Google inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) that dropped -0.26% to $603.64 with the total traded volume of 589,556.00 shares.
Other technology stocks with bullish trend include Advanced Micro Devices, inc. (NYSE:AMD) up 0.29% to $6.80, TII Network Technologies (NASDAQ:TIII) up 42.07% to $2.06 and Renren inc (NYSE:RENN) up 0.88% to $5.74, whereas with bearish trend include Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) down -0.95% to $22.93, Research in Motion Limited (USA) (NASDAQ:RIMM) down -0.85% to $11.70 and Verizon Communications inc. (NYSE:VZ) down -1.12% to $40.70.Yahoo! inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) surged 2.07% or +$0.32 to trading at $15.51 at 11:18AM EDT following it hit intra day high level of $15.77. The total traded volume in the current trading session is 14.43 million shares as compared to average 15.48 million shares. Its fifty two week trading range is $11.09 – $16.99. The total market capitalization reached $18.89 billion.
The stock price was ahead its 52 week low price with 40.58% and it lagged behind -12.46% from its 52 week maximum mark. Stock price volatility for last month remained 1.78%. in its share capital, the company has 1.22 billion outstanding shares out of which 1.10 billion shares have been floated in the market. For now, stock ownership with company’s management remained 0.32%.
YHOO presented an optimistic weekly performance of 0.26% with respect to its rate of return and it remained 0.86% for the month. however, the performance for a quarter experienced a negative change of -4.59% and it slumped -11.53% for a year and its year to date performance remained in red with -5.83%.
Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with 1.34% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with +2.74%. Its earning per share for the past twelve months was $0.88. Company’s beta coefficient was at 0.93. Beta measures the amount of market risk associated with market trade.
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EW sat in while producers cast the men for Emily Maynard’s season (premiering May 14 at 8 p.m. on ABC) and uncovered the secrets behind determining who smells like a rose and who just plain stinks.
In a nondescript room not far from LAX, the interrogation begins. The subject — code name Evan — is grilled with probing questions as roughly 15 officials watch his responses and gestures on a closed-circuit screen down the hallway. It’s just like an episode of 24…except for the flowing alcohol, the gothic candelabras, and the target himself, a self-described “hipster” who brags that he’d be naked all the time if he could, and that he’s “a child at heart — 70 percent man, 30 percent boy.”
Oh, yes, this guy seems primed to unleash some serious romantic terror — which makes him a perfect candidate for the new season of The Bachelorette, starring tragic single mom Emily Maynard, 26, also known as the “winner” of season 15 of The Bachelor, who ultimately dumped her fiancé Brad Womack and is now back on the rose-ridden franchise trying to find lifelong love. “Initially we thought the fact that she was a single mother might discourage some younger men, but that didn’t happen at all,” says exec producer Mike Fleiss. “We’ve never had so many guys apply to be on the show.” (And yes, there is one African-American suitor in the mix this season, though Fleiss had no comment about the recent racial-discrimination lawsuit filed against him and ABC. Warner Horizon Television, which produces The Bachelor and is also named in the suit, says the complaint is “baseless.”)
Of course, attracting guys to live in a mansion and date a gorgeous, sweet-natured blonde is not that tough. Finding men who are more interested in Emily than in showcasing their washboard abs on TV, however, is a harder job. For every vapid question producers fire at the approximately 80 finalists (“What is your workout regimen?”), there’s a serious one to answer as well (“How do you feel about dating a woman with a child?”). between interviews, casting director Lacey Pemberton explains that while there’s more pressure casting for a single-mom Bachelorette — “You want to bring stability into their lives” — ultimately she and the producers are looking for the same thing they always are: a hunk with a heart of gold. “We need good guys interested in taking that leap of faith,” she says. “There are nuances in people’s interviews that give things away, whether they may say them or not.” like that one guy who said he chooses his footwear to hide his “Big Night” tattoo, or that other one who admitted that he auditioned because he was told that “it’s a cool opportunity to be on a show.”
As for rumors that producers were bringing back last season’s bad boy, Bentley, who was disappointed his Bachelorette was Ashley? Emily fans can rest easy: The shaggy-haired doucheboat will not be stepping out of a limo that first night. “It’s not like we’re above twists and turns,” says host Chris Harrison, “but in the end, we want this to work.” Which might be why Mr. “30 percent boy” from the morning’s casting session did not make the cut. Guess he’ll have to be hip and naked somewhere else.
The 2012 Arizona Diamondbacks are off to a rough 14-18 start, fresh off of a sweep at home at the hands of the St. Louis Cardinals. with two of their key cogs from 2012 – Justin Upton and J.J. Putz – having struggled thus far in the season, is there reason to panic?
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Is “Sister Wives” (9 p.m. Sunday on TLC, TV-14) the “Hogan’s Heroes” of the 21st century?
Let me explain. In the 1960s, CBS broadcast a sitcom called “Hogan’s Heroes” that was set in a Nazi prisoner of war camp. it defied history and good taste in offering a goofy spin on “The Great Escape,” where the clever POWs engaged in endless shenanigans and their German guards remained hapless and often kindhearted. “Hogan’s Heroes” was enormously popular and ran for six seasons.
The mid-1960s was the golden age of absurd, escapist TV comedies that took everyday assumptions and anxieties about current events and turned them on their heads. White Southern sheriffs may have been the heavies of the civil rights era, but not on “The Andy Griffith Show.” none of the Marines on “Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.” ever went to Vietnam. and who needed a War on Poverty after the starving Appalachian Clampetts became “The Beverly Hillbillies”?
Generally speaking, when fundamentalist polygamous sects make the news, it’s not a good thing. Too many stories have emerged about fugitive compounds run by violent patriarchs who marry off 14-year-old girls to their cronies. OK, they’re not quite as bad as that sick guy on “Game of Thrones” who “marries” his daughters. But you could say they have an image problem, not to mention legal issues. (It should be noted that the contemporary Mormon Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints renounced polygamy in 1890 and denounces “fundamentalists.” Polygamy is illegal in all 50 states.)
Now entering its third season, “Sister Wives” portrays polygamous patriarch Kody Brown as a pleasant if overwhelmed guy with the gee-shucks demeanor of a daytime talk show host. his four wives even assemble on a common couch to complain and kid one another, just like those gals on “The View.”
In the upside-down sitcom world of “Sister Wives,” it’s the women who wield the power. Kody’s just too darn busy finding the right spot to cut down the Christmas tree!
Despite this whitewashed treatment, a creepy, cultlike vibe permeates the series. at least those wretched Gosselins of “Jon & Kate Plus 8″ had people come visit them. In this season opener, nothing ever happens outside of the claustrophobic confines of the Family. Do the kids have any friends? Do the wives have anybody to talk to outside of the harem? What does Kody do to afford the giant cul-de-sac family compound he wants to build just outside Las Vegas?
As on a sitcom, these basic questions seem beside the point. and much like comedies from the “Hogan’s Heroes” era, the weird humor found on “Sister Wives” is a perverse combination of the tragic and absurd.
— Dennis landscaper Chris Lambton of “Bachelor” fame debuts his new show “Going Yard” (5 tonight on HGTV). the show’s premiere follows a busy month for Lambton who recently married Peyton Wright of “Bachelorette” fame. the pair are shooting one more episode for Season 1 about their Cape wedding celebration, then will focus on filming episodes on Cape for Season 2. Lambton says each episode of “Going Yard” will fix up neglected backyards, tranforming them into entertainment spots.
— Happy Mother’s Day! just in time for the holiday, “Notes from the Heart Healer” (8 tonight and Sunday on Hallmark) reimagines the ancient fable of the foundling child in the safe and cozy confines of Hallmark movie conventions.
Genie Francis reprises her role (“The Note” and “Taking a Chance on Love”) as advice columnist Peyton MacGruder. You know this is a fantasy when we learn that her compilation of old columns has been turned into a best-seller! She travels to a picture-postcard village to do a signing at a thriving independent bookstore (!) and is surprised by the appearance of her fabulously successful husband and columnist (Ted McGinley), a guy so perfect they called him King!
After celebrating their first anniversary with Champagne toasts and engaging in yuppie banter about buying a sailboat, Peyton and King are surprised to find a baby at their front door. Little do they know it was abandoned by Violet (Laci Mailey), a fragile single mother inspired by words of affirmation that Peyton uttered during a local radio interview.
Will the intrusion of a stranger’s infant rekindle a maternal instinct Peyton abandoned decades before when she was pressured to give up her own baby for adoption? and can a comfortably middle-aged advice-dispenser live up to her platitudes?
— the one hour special “The Grammar of Happiness” (9 tonight on Smithsonian) profiles Daniel Everett, a missionary who moved his family to the Amazon rainforest to convert the Piraha people to Christianity. Instead, he was captivated by their culture and became an iconoclastic linguist, challenging prevailing theories about human language.
— NASCAR action (6:30 p.m., Fox).
— Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom star in the 2007 sequel “Pirates of the Caribbean: at World’s End” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
— “Fish Tank Kings” (10 p.m., National Geographic Wild) profiles extreme aquarium builders. Not to be confused with Animal Planet’s “Tanked.”
— will Ferrell hosts “Saturday Night Live” (11:30 p.m., NBC, TV-14), featuring musical guest Usher.
— a winner emerges on “Survivor” (8 p.m., CBS), followed by a cast reunion (10 p.m.).
— Prince Charming tries to evade the Evil Queen’s clutches on the season one conclusion of “Once upon a Time” (8 p.m., ABC, TV-PG).
— Get ready for a world without new episodes of “Desperate Housewives” (9 p.m., ABC, TV-14), which concludes tonight after eight seasons.
— Steve saves Stan on “American Dad” (9:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
— Scheduled on “60 Minutes” (7 p.m., CBS): Drone warfare; a Turkish cleric’s influence on charter schools; Gary Sinise’s charity efforts.
— Marge hosts a celebration for Ned and Edna on “The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox, TV-PG).
— a mysterious hound haunts the moors on “Sherlock” on “Masterpiece Mystery!” (9 p.m., WGBH).
— Jaime encounters distant kin on “Game of Thrones” (9 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).
— Stan takes the initiative on “The Killing” (9 p.m., AMC, TV-14).
— Roger scours for new clients on “Mad Men” (10 p.m., AMC, TV-14). Hey, wasn’t it odd last week to see Rory (Alexis Bledel) from “Gilmore Girls” end up as another miserable housewife in this show’s Updike-Cheever world of adulterous commuters? That would never happen in Stars Hollow!
— Alexander goes undercover to hear Savonarola speak on “The Borgias” (10 p.m., Showtime, TV-MA).
— Selina preps for “Meet the Press” on “Veep” (10 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).
— Hannah’s relationship roller coaster on “Girls” (10:30 p.m., HBO, TV-MA).
A wife (Simone Signoret) and mistress (Vera Clouzot) conspire to kill their tormentor in director Henri-Georges Clouzot’s 1955 shocker “Diabolique” (8 p.m. Saturday, TCM).
A murder with gothic overtones on “CSI: Miami” (8 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) … a hair-raising fundraiser on “Harry’s Law” (8 p.m., NBC, r, TV-PG).
Links to a secret society on “NCIS” (9 p.m., CBS, r, TV-14) … a client’s deadly secret on “The Firm” (9 p.m., NBC, TV-14) … Vigilantes hinder an investigation on “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (10 p.m., NBC, r, TV-14).
A courtroom hostage drama on “Harry’s Law” (8 p.m., NBC, TV-14) … Tina keeps bad company on “Bob’s Burgers” (8:30 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
“The Celebrity Apprentice” (9 p.m., NBC) … Peter embraces the tea party on “Family Guy” (9 p.m., Fox, TV-14).
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Roundly praised, intermittently censored and occasionally eaten, mr. Sendak’s books were essential ingredients of childhood for the generation born after 1960 or thereabouts, and in turn for their children. He was known in particular for more than a dozen picture books he wrote and illustrated himself, most famously “Where the Wild Things are,” which was simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making when it was published by Harper & Row in 1963.
Among the other titles he wrote and illustrated, all from Harper & Row, are “In the Night Kitchen” (1970) and “Outside Over There” (1981), which together with “Where the Wild Things Are” form a trilogy; “The Sign on Rosie’s Door” (1960); “Higglety Pigglety Pop!” (1967); and “The Nutshell Library” (1962), a boxed set of four tiny volumes comprising “Alligators all Around,” “Chicken Soup with Rice,” “One was Johnny” and “Pierre.” -[NYTimes]Rest in peace to Maurice Sendak, one of the greatest children’s book authors of the last century. Sendak passed away today (5/8) in Danbury, Connecticut at the age of 83 due to complications following a stroke, according to sources.
Sendak’s classic “Where The Wild Things Are” was of course turned into a film by Spike Jonze which was soundtracked by a gaggle of indie artists.
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LOS ANGELES – on the heels of his now defunct six-year marriage to Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher is relishing his “single and looking” status all the way to the bank.
On Wednesday, the “Two-and-a-Half Men” star released a comedic video for the fictional World Wide Lovers Dating Service (powered by popchips, of which Kutcher is the president of pop culture) playing the role of multiple different bachelors looking for love.
Bollywood producer Raj, 39, is after the “most delicious thing on the planet” – he’d even “throw that dog (Kardashian) a bone.” Then there is 24-year-old pot-loving hippie Nigel, a Karl Lagerfeld looking fashion diva named Darl who shares food with his little pet pooch, a spiritual biker dude named Swordfish who is seeking “something spicy,” and finally a “normal” preppy-dressed Kutcher enters the room.
“Your waiting room is like a freak show. are we all in the same category?” he asks, ahead the tag line: “Life is Short. find your Perfect Match.”
But is Kutcher’s oh-so-humorous quest to find a lady lover a slap in the face to ex Demi, who suffered a scary breakdown and checked into rehab in the aftermath of their ruptured relationship?
“This is just a fun video he put together since his love life is clearly a hot topic these days,” a Kutcher insider said of the tongue-in-cheek creation.
No word on how “fun” Moore think it is.
Since parting ways with Moore last November, Kutcher has also been linked to Rihanna and most recently his former “That 70’s Show” co-star Mila Kunis.
Starting may 18, anyone will be able to buy shares in Facebook. It may be the largest initial public offering (IPO) in history.
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The social network giant predicts its value will be about $100 billion. By comparison, Google’s stock debut came in at $1.66 billion.
Not bad for a company started only eight years ago by a young Harvard student, Mark Zuckerberg.
But the stock sale will be more than a measure of Facebook’s worth. It will also be a rare measure of how much trust exists among a seventh of humanity.
More than half of all Internet users are on Facebook. That’s more than 900 million members. they all trust their “friends” – about 139 on average – with personal information, such as dating habits, health conditions, or intimate photos. Many open their page to anyone.
And they all trust Facebook inc. with that information.
The company’s promise to potential shareholders is that it will make lots of money by targeting ads to users based on their personal data, even each user’s whereabouts or recently visited websites.
With this stock sale, many investors are asking a tough question: will all that trust evaporate someday, especially among users who are “creeped out” by ads that seem to know them so well or that suddenly join a Facebook conversation? if so, Facebook’s advertising earnings would evaporate, too.
Many users now reveal a wariness about being so open to “friends,” many of whom aren’t really trusted friends. A new study by Consumer Reports finds that a quarter of them lie about their information. And that proportion has doubled in the last two years.
And yet more than a quarter of those on Facebook share their wall postings with people who are not “friends.” About 13 million never even set the privacy controls – which are difficult to find anyway.
So this historic IPO will be a grand measure of trust between Facebook users as well as their trust in Facebook’s privacy practices and its aggregation of personal data for advertisers.
Many experts try to measure trust in a society. Gallup looks at major institutions, such as the military or Supreme Court. A new global survey of trust in advertising by Nielsen shows only 31 percent of North Americans trust ads placed on social media like Facebook.
A general measure of trust is how much people freely share information and make themselves vulnerable to each other. Facebook is a testament to that.
In his 1995 work “Trust: the Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity,” American scholar Francis Fukuyama makes a case that societies with the highest level of trust among strangers can achieve better global competitiveness. the more that a nation shares common values such as honesty and openness, the more it can thrive.
Moral and spiritual capital is thus the basis for physical and financial capital.
The Facebook IPO will give us a window into this bit of wisdom.
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