Renaissance Period – Darkholme Keep http://darkholmekeep.net/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:06:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://darkholmekeep.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-7-70x70.png Renaissance Period – Darkholme Keep http://darkholmekeep.net/ 32 32 Galileo Galilei’s attempt to measure the dimensions of hell https://darkholmekeep.net/galileo-galileis-attempt-to-measure-the-dimensions-of-hell/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 08:06:15 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/galileo-galileis-attempt-to-measure-the-dimensions-of-hell/ he Early Renaissance period brought an interesting time when science and religion would come together again, despite the strong beliefs of Catholics and their denial of science. Contemporary historians regard Dante’s Divine Comedy as the most famous work of art that attempts to truly define hell based on Christian beliefs and ancient writings. The works […]]]>

he Early Renaissance period brought an interesting time when science and religion would come together again, despite the strong beliefs of Catholics and their denial of science. Contemporary historians regard Dante’s Divine Comedy as the most famous work of art that attempts to truly define hell based on Christian beliefs and ancient writings.

The works of art, including the short novels and poems by Dante Alighieri, were created between 1307 and 1320. In these, the artist depicts hell with explicit complexity, as if he himself had gone to visit hell. Since 1320, when his work was completed, different scholars have worked hard to map the physical features of hell.

Despite the complex geometric theories present at the time, it was not enough to understand what some scholars described as a “fantasy world” created by Dante. The Renaissance period encouraged scholars to take a more philosophical approach to the world of science and analyzes of religious literature as well as art featuring biblical events.

Galileo Galilei (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

For this reason, in 1588 the Catholic Church asked Galileo Galilei to use his mathematical knowledge to measure the dimensions of hell from Dante’s paintings. At the time Galileo was only 24 years old, but a prodigy in the field of physics, even considered by some historians to be the most intelligent person of the XVI century.

Dante’s description of hell explained that hell was made up of 9 circles, with each circle getting smaller as it got closer to the Earth’s core. The deeper the circle, the more vicious hell became. The last circle was for the most despicable human beings on earth, like the Roman soldier who killed Jesus (John 19:34).

Sandro Botticelli, HellCanto XVIII, 1480s, color drawing on parchment (Source: Staatliche Museen)

The shape of hell is described by Christian literature as being in the shape of a cone that had been formed from a battle between God and Lucifer. When God struck Lucifer, he fell near the city of Cuma in Italy, forming the entrance to hell, and the impact created the conical shape shown in Dante’s painting.

Galileo studied Dante’s art in depth and began to discuss the poet’s fantasy world with the use of science. Galileo was not the first scholar to attempt to measure the dimensions of hell, but he was the first to realize that the hell dimension has its own set of physics. Dante describes hell as a cone that extends from the inner core of the Earth outward.

For this measurement, Galileo used Jerusalem as the center of the Earth and calculated the distance between Cuma (Italy) to be 2,700 km (1,677 miles). Based on this, Galileo concluded that the cone of hell would have a diameter of 5,550 km (3,417 miles). Soon after, Galileo realized there was a big mistake in his calculations. According to the laws of physics, the massive cylinders descending to the center of the Earth — would, in real life, collapse under their own weight.

Galileo even considered other calculations and attempts to measure the diameter of Hell, but found that they all made the same mistake. He mentioned that the greatest scholars of the time, including himself, did not understand how real-world structures worked.

This mistake is what led Galileo to make amazing breakthroughs in the world of physics, even creating some of the laws of physics that still apply to this day. Several years later, Galileo published a book in 1638 titled “Two New Sciences” in which he laid the foundations of mechanics within science using such errors as examples. Thus, the era of Aristotle’s physics came to an end and gave birth to modern science.

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The new LSU murals debate has a wider audience; TikTok post highlights Allen Hall artwork | New https://darkholmekeep.net/the-new-lsu-murals-debate-has-a-wider-audience-tiktok-post-highlights-allen-hall-artwork-new/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 09:02:00 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/the-new-lsu-murals-debate-has-a-wider-audience-tiktok-post-highlights-allen-hall-artwork-new/ Her demand that LSU remove the murals from the walls of Allen Hall isn’t new, but compared to those that have already raised questions, Alexia Kimble hits a much wider audience when she asks the university to remove murals. paintings showing black people working. in agricultural fields while white people work in more comfortable settings. […]]]>

Her demand that LSU remove the murals from the walls of Allen Hall isn’t new, but compared to those that have already raised questions, Alexia Kimble hits a much wider audience when she asks the university to remove murals. paintings showing black people working. in agricultural fields while white people work in more comfortable settings.

She highlighted the murals on TikTok this month, attracting nearly half a million views and more than 90,000 likes.

“I wanted to capture the emotion and capture the essence of what it’s like to be a black student in a (predominantly white) institution,” she said. “Not every black student can attend an HBCU school, nor do they want to, but they deserve a place here. They should be accepted here, they shouldn’t be judged and have this constant reminder that they don’t belong here.

Led by internationally acclaimed fresco painter Conrad Albrizio, LSU’s first professor of painting and an artist who painted walls at the Louisiana State Capitol and the Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans, five LSU art students have painted depictions of the Louisiana agricultural scene inside and outside of Allen. Hall more than 80 years ago.

Some were covered over to allow for improvements to the building, and others with political themes in the run-up to World War II were painted over, The Daily Reveille previously reported on campus.

Those who show obvious differences between blacks and whites remain. For example, blacks are depicted working on sugar cane and cotton; Whites are shown in science frames.

“Walking on campus and being one of the first things I saw walking into my classroom, that really surprised me,” Kimble said.

LSU says the Allen Hall murals depict Louisiana’s industrial and agricultural development at that time.

“These images depict life in Louisiana in the 1930s and do not depict slavery,” LSU wrote in a statement to The Advocate. “People from a variety of backgrounds are depicted performing a number of industrial and agricultural jobs on all of the murals.”

Kimble, a junior, said she believes LSU is not treating the Allen Hall murals with the same concern she showed when she removed former LSU president Troy Middleton’s name from the the campus’ main library in 2020. The library, in the middle of LSU’s quad, is more accessible to the public than the murals, which are displayed where only students and teachers wandering Allen Hall would notice them each day, he said. she declared.

“They changed the name of the library because it was public, you can see it on maps, you can see it on the LSU website, you can see it walking around campus tours, but the mural was only seen by the students,” she said. “That’s what’s important. … Nobody’s going to keep track of it because it’s more private.”

The murals still visible were restored about two decades ago. Elise Grenier, an LSU alumnus who spent more than 25 years in Italy preserving Renaissance murals, was tasked with this work and in 2001 began cleaning and repairing them.

Grenier declined to speak to The Advocate about his role in preservation, referring questions to LSU, but wrote that fine art conservators are “neutral” when it comes to judging the value of the content of their art.

“The murals in question are an artifact, as is the building itself, and I am only a curator of historical materials, not a sociologist or a political scientist, or a policy maker,” Grenier wrote.

Thanks to LSU’s insistence that the murals aren’t about slavery, Kimble said she doesn’t think they’re historically accurate either.

Kimble pointed to the depiction of a sleeping black man driving a horse-drawn cart along the East Corridor.

“For those who say it’s meant to represent historical contexts, then why is there a man sleeping at work?” said Kimble. “It doesn’t mean they are proud of this industry, it shows stereotypes.”

Last week, many Allen Hall students said they hadn’t really noticed the details of the murals before, while others said they didn’t want to talk about them publicly.

Still others said they understood the artistic period and that LSU was not trying to depict slavery, but would still like to see the murals removed.

“It should be removed or repainted, but will it be? Probably not,” said LSU student De-naejah Williams. “It’s been affixed to it for years, so there’s no chance it’ll be removed at this point.”

Jerika Gibson, a student at LSU, said she thought LSU didn’t want to change the murals so as not to draw attention to them.

“It’s what anyone would say or do if they were in their place, so I get it, but I just want accountability,” said LSU student Jerika Gibson. “Give black students at LSU a chance and an opportunity by painting a new mural.”

Le Reveille has reported in recent months that there are plans to possibly add murals. Members of LSU’s student government considered painting a new mural across the wall from the existing ones in the east hallway that could better represent LSU and modern Louisiana by including contributions from black and other minority groups have made it to the state.

LSU says there is no formal process in place for removing or altering the murals.

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Asgrimur Jonsson – The Stute https://darkholmekeep.net/asgrimur-jonsson-the-stute/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 04:13:01 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/asgrimur-jonsson-the-stute/ Before the coronavirus pandemic began, my family and I took a trip to Iceland, one of the most topographically diverse places on the planet. We spent about two weeks traveling the entire island, scouring the country for as many interesting sites as possible. Luckily for us, it didn’t take long because pretty much the moment […]]]>

Before the coronavirus pandemic began, my family and I took a trip to Iceland, one of the most topographically diverse places on the planet. We spent about two weeks traveling the entire island, scouring the country for as many interesting sites as possible. Luckily for us, it didn’t take long because pretty much the moment we left the airport, you could easily tell we were “not in New Jersey anymore.” On one side of the road, you witness a flat, arid volcanic landscape, steam rising from the crevices of geothermal activity. On the other side, a lush mountainous plain welcomes you. Sheep graze freely under the shadow of the waterfalls, which spring from the edge of the cliffs. Sounds amazing, doesn’t it? Believe me, it is. However, there is one disturbing thing about this vast oasis. Thanks to its unique geographical landscape, Iceland is the least populated country in Europe. This means that if you’re an aspiring Stute columnist who writes about artists, your options are slim. Luckily for you, Wikiart exists and you come across Asgrimur Jonsson.

Winter Sun at Hafnarfjörður by Asgrimur Jonsson, circa 1930

Asgrimur Jonsson was an Icelandic impressionist painter who was the first Icelandic artist to make art his main occupation. Jonsson was born in 1876 and as a young man received a traditional artistic education at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. He would make a name for himself in the 1900s with his impressive naturalist and impressionist pieces. He was inspired by the works of the Romantic movement, which emphasized the preservation of the natural world, the expression of individual perspective, and emotional freedom. These ideas are visibly represented in his work, particularly in his depictions of remarkable Icelandic landscapes. Although one might be more inclined towards Renaissance landscapes, which are very detailed and focus on true form, I personally prefer Jonsson’s approach, which is more abstract and emphasizes light and color. natural color.

The reference painting shown above is my favorite work by Jonsson, Winter sun in Hafnarfjörður. The reason this piece caught my eye is that I couldn’t relate to it in any way, regardless of my experience in the country. As I mentioned, I visited Iceland about three years ago during the summer. I’ve never seen the Icelandic landscape veiled under a blanket of snow, so it’s really amazing to see it through Jonsson’s eyes because he does an amazing job of depicting the thick texture of the snow without turning the landscape into a giant white mess. The outlines of the mountains are still clearly defined, and you can even see the smoke coming from a local chimney, the construction of a ship’s smokestacks in the harbor, and the foliage of the rocks in the foreground. Also, strangely enough, I don’t think I’ve ever seen an Icelandic sunset. Luckily, Jonsson has me covered. Impressionist painters are known for painting in the natural world rather than from the comfort of their studios, so it’s likely the sunset depicted in Jonsson’s work isn’t his first. This is also visible by his absolute mastery of the elaborate color palette of the sunset. I see a unique blend of yellow, orange, blue, white and red hues, but somehow it still forms a cohesive, identifiable shape. The reflection of the sunset over the lake intensifies the realism of the piece, bringing it to life. Sunlight casts the city and its surrounding hills into fiery clay, adding a dark earth to the room. I am officially converted. I don’t know about you guys, but I already bought my plane ticket…

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C3.ai, Inc. (NYSE:AI) Receives Consensus Rating of “Hold” from Analysts https://darkholmekeep.net/c3-ai-inc-nyseai-receives-consensus-rating-of-hold-from-analysts/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 06:28:39 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/c3-ai-inc-nyseai-receives-consensus-rating-of-hold-from-analysts/ C3.ai, Inc. (NYSE:AI – Get Rating) earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that cover the business, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four analysts rated the stock with a sell rating, five gave the company a hold rating and one gave the company a buy rating. The 1-year average target price among brokers who […]]]>

C3.ai, Inc. (NYSE:AI – Get Rating) earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen brokerages that cover the business, MarketBeat Ratings reports. Four analysts rated the stock with a sell rating, five gave the company a hold rating and one gave the company a buy rating. The 1-year average target price among brokers who have hedged the stock over the past year is $18.56.

A number of stock analysts have published reports on the company. Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft cut its price target on C3.ai from $14.50 to $13.00 and set a “sell” rating for the company in a Tuesday, September 6 research note. Canaccord Genuity Group reduced its price target on C3.ai from $23.00 to $19.00 in a Thursday, June 2 research note. Piper Sandler cut her price target on C3.ai from $18.00 to $14.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a Thursday, September 1 research note. StockNews.com upgraded C3.ai to a “sell” rating in a Friday, June 3 research report. Finally, UBS Group reduced its price target on C3.ai from $19.00 to $16.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a Thursday, September 1 research report.

Insiders place their bets

Separately, CFO Juho Parkkinen sold 2,120 C3.ai shares in a trade that took place on Monday, August 1. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.19, for a total value of $38,562.80. Following completion of the transaction, the CFO now owns 363,926 shares of the company, valued at $6,619,813.94. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via this hyperlink. Insiders sold a total of 6,780 shares of the company worth $112,678 during the last quarter. Insiders of the company hold 38.08% of the shares of the company.

Institutional negotiation of C3.ai

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently changed their stock holdings. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in C3.ai by 29.9% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 7,969,409 shares of the company worth $180,905,000 after acquiring an additional 1,834,412 shares during the period. FMR LLC increased its holdings of C3.ai shares by 801.1% in Q2. FMR LLC now owns 1,810,148 shares of the company valued at $33,053,000 after purchasing an additional 1,609,258 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its holdings of C3.ai stock by 39.3% in Q1. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,412,200 shares of the company valued at $54,757,000 after purchasing an additional 680,700 shares during the period. Spring Creek Capital LLC acquired a new equity position of C3.ai in Q1 worth $13,763,000. Finally, State Street Corp increased its holdings of C3.ai shares by 44.4% in Q2. State Street Corp now owns 1,501,104 shares of the company valued at $27,410,000 after purchasing an additional 461,204 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 44.34% of the company’s shares.

C3.ai trades down 4.2%

NYSE:AI opened at $13.44 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion, a PE ratio of -6.25 and a beta of 0.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $18.47 and a 200-day moving average of $18.88. C3.ai has a 52 week minimum of $13.37 and a 52 week maximum of $53.82.

C3.ai (NYSE:AI – Get Rating) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 31. The company reported ($0.12) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analyst consensus estimates of ($0.24) by $0.12. C3.ai had a negative return on equity of 19.23% and a negative net margin of 85.25%. The company posted revenue of $65.31 million in the quarter, versus analyst estimates of $66.02 million. During the same period of the previous year, the company posted an EPS of ($0.23). The company’s revenue for the quarter increased by 24.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, analysts expect C3.ai to post -2.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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C3.ai, Inc operates as an enterprise artificial intelligence (AI) software company. The company provides software applications as a service for businesses. Its software solutions include C3 AI Suite, a platform-as-a-service application development and runtime environment that enables customers to design, develop and deploy enterprise AI applications; and C3 AI Applications, which includes turnkey industry and application-specific AI solutions.

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Abbott Laboratories declares quarterly dividend of $0.47 (NYSE: ABT) https://darkholmekeep.net/abbott-laboratories-declares-quarterly-dividend-of-0-47-nyse-abt/ Thu, 15 Sep 2022 21:18:09 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/abbott-laboratories-declares-quarterly-dividend-of-0-47-nyse-abt/ Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT – Get Rating) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 15, reports RTT News. Investors of record on Friday, October 14 will receive a dividend of 0.47 per share from the healthcare maker on Tuesday, November 15. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.88 and a yield of 1.79%. Abbott Laboratories has […]]]>

Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT – Get Rating) announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 15, reports RTT News. Investors of record on Friday, October 14 will receive a dividend of 0.47 per share from the healthcare maker on Tuesday, November 15. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.88 and a yield of 1.79%.

Abbott Laboratories has increased its dividend payout by an average of 16.2% per year over the past three years and has increased its dividend every year for the past 50 years. Abbott Laboratories has a dividend payout ratio of 40.2%, which means its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equity research analysts expect Abbott Laboratories to earn $4.64 per share next year, meaning the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.88 annual dividend. $ with an expected future payout ratio of 40.5%.

Performance of Abbott Laboratories shares

NYSE ABT traded down $0.72 during Thursday’s trading, hitting $105.06. The company’s shares had a trading volume of 4,217,135 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,446,556. The company has a market capitalization of $183.98 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 21, 94, a P/E/G ratio of 3.92 and a beta of 0.72. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $107.72 and its 200-day moving average price is $112.38. The company has a debt ratio of 0.46, a quick ratio of 1.54 and a current ratio of 2.01. Abbott Laboratories has a 12-month low of $101.21 and a 12-month high of $142.60.

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Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT – Get Rating) last released quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 20. The health care products maker reported EPS of $1.43 for the quarter, beating analyst consensus estimates of $1.09 by $0.34. The company posted revenue of $11.26 billion for the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $10.37 billion. Abbott Laboratories had a net margin of 18.78% and a return on equity of 29.38%. The company’s revenue increased 10.1% year over year. In the same quarter a year earlier, the company earned earnings per share of $1.17. As a group, analysts expect Abbott Laboratories to post EPS of 4.99 for the current fiscal year.

Insider Trading at Abbott Laboratories

In other news, CEO Robert B. Ford sold 102,425 shares of Abbott Laboratories in a trade that took place Thursday, August 25. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.10, for a total value of $10,764,867.50. As a result of the transaction, the CEO now owns 142,071 shares of the company, valued at $14,931,662.10. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available on the SEC’s website. In other Abbott Laboratories news, CEO Robert B. Ford sold 102,425 shares of Abbott Laboratories in a trade Thursday, August 25. The stock was sold at an average price of $105.10, for a total transaction of $10,764,867.50. Following completion of the transaction, the CEO now directly owns 142,071 shares of the company, valued at $14,931,662.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, accessible via this hyperlink. Additionally, Executive Vice President Joseph J. Manning sold 26,898 shares of Abbott Laboratories in a trade on Thursday, August 25. The shares were sold at an average price of $105.03, for a total value of $2,825,096.94. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 53,245 shares of the company, valued at $5,592,322.35. The disclosure of this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 204,788 shares of the company valued at $21,776,756 in the past three months. 0.52% of the shares are held by insiders.

Abbott Laboratories Institutional Trading

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently increased or reduced their stake in ABT. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership increased its position in Abbott Laboratories shares by 83.1% during the first quarter. Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership now owns 4,925,012 shares of the healthcare products maker worth $582,924,000 after purchasing an additional 2,235,314 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its position in Abbott Laboratories shares by 99.8% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 3,140,866 shares of the healthcare maker valued at $371,753,000 after purchasing an additional 1,568,700 shares during the period. Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC increased its position in Abbott Laboratories shares by 127.6% in the first quarter. Worldquant Millennium Advisors LLC now owns 522,115 shares of the healthcare maker valued at $61,798,000 after purchasing an additional 292,686 shares during the period. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. increased its position in Abbott Laboratories shares by 1.9% in the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 11,523,473 shares of the healthcare maker valued at $1,363,917,000 after purchasing an additional 218,683 shares during the period. Finally, Caisse DE Dépôt ET Placement DU Québec acquired a new position in shares of Abbott Laboratories in the 1st quarter with a value of approximately $21,021,000. 73.03% of the shares are held by institutional investors.

A Wall Street analyst gives his opinion

A number of research companies have weighed in on ABT recently. Cowen cut his price target on Abbott Laboratories shares from $150.00 to $130.00 in a Wednesday, July 13 research report. Stifel Nicolaus cut his price target on Abbott Laboratories shares from $136.00 to $126.00 in a Monday July 18 research note. Citigroup lowered its price target on Abbott Laboratories shares from $125.00 to $123.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a Thursday, July 21 research note. BTIG Research cut its price target on Abbott Laboratories shares from $130.00 to $126.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a Monday, July 18 research note. Finally, Evercore ISI lowered its price target on Abbott Laboratories shares to $112.00 in a Friday, July 22 research note. One investment analyst gave the stock a sell rating, three gave the company a hold rating, eleven gave the company a buy rating and one gave the company a strong buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average price target of $132.46.

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Abbott Laboratories, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, develops, manufactures and sells healthcare products worldwide. It operates in four segments: established pharmaceuticals, diagnostics, nutritionals and medical devices. The Established Pharmaceuticals segment provides generic pharmaceuticals for the treatment of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, irritable bowel syndrome or bile spasms, intrahepatic cholestasis or depressive symptoms, gynecological disorders, hormone replacement therapy, dyslipidemia, hypertension, hypothyroidism, Ménière’s disease and vestibular dizziness, pain, fever, inflammation and migraine, as well as the anti-infective clarithromycin, flu vaccine and products for regulating the physiological rhythm of the colon.

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Rachel Bloom joins the second season of Julia https://darkholmekeep.net/rachel-bloom-joins-the-second-season-of-julia/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 20:45:27 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/rachel-bloom-joins-the-second-season-of-julia/ Rachel BloomPhoto: Amy Susan (Getty Images) The term “rebirth” is often used…maybe too often—as far as the actors go, but doesn’t a Rachel Bloom revival sound particularly delicious? Even among TV writers, few creators could make something as funny, clever, and technically complicated as Crazy ex-girlfriendmusical comedy. That alone secured his legacy, but luckily for […]]]>

Rachel Bloom joins the second season of Julia

Rachel Bloom
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The term “rebirth” is often used…maybe too often—as far as the actors go, but doesn’t a Rachel Bloom revival sound particularly delicious? Even among TV writers, few creators could make something as funny, clever, and technically complicated as Crazy ex-girlfriendmusical comedy. That alone secured his legacy, but luckily for the rest of us, Bloom’s been on a hot new streak lately.

Her most recent role is a recurring role on HBO Max’s second season. Juliaby Variety. Bloom will play Elaine Levitch, “a dynamo who comes to WGBH via CBS to work with Julia on ‘The French Chef’.” Sarah Lancashire plays the chef herself, leading a cast that includes David Hyde Pierce, Bebe Neuwirth, Brittany Bradford, Fran Kranz and Fiona Glascott.

The period drama lends a unique texture to the post-CXGF career, which includes writing a book (I want to be where normal people are), guest in an episode of iCarly, and in Steven Levitan’s new series To restartin which she appropriately plays a TV comedy writer.

Next up is a return home to The CW where she will produce another period drama, The Hatpin Company, about “a legion of suffragists who fight for equality by day and vigilante justice by night”. The series would be supposed enter a new era for the network, which is trying to shed its teenage image. Bloom was also develop a spy comedy Badass (and his sister)in which she will play both roles, alongside her CXGF partner Aline Brosh McKenna for Hulu. Without forgetting that she is working on The nanny musical!

Plus there’s his live show Rachel Bloom tries out her new special and let’s see what happens, that she is performing in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles this summer. Obviously, Bloom won’t rest until the stans are properly fed – at which point she joins Julia Child’s kitchen.

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Richard Buxton says UK stocks will struggle to attract investors https://darkholmekeep.net/richard-buxton-says-uk-stocks-will-struggle-to-attract-investors/ Sun, 11 Sep 2022 14:07:35 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/richard-buxton-says-uk-stocks-will-struggle-to-attract-investors/ A fall in the pound and a revival in the fossil fuel industry won’t be enough to reverse a long-term trend and bring investors back to the UK stock market, according to a leading UK fund manager. Richard Buxton, UK equity investment manager at London-based Jupiter, said in an interview: “What could bring people back […]]]>

A fall in the pound and a revival in the fossil fuel industry won’t be enough to reverse a long-term trend and bring investors back to the UK stock market, according to a leading UK fund manager.

Richard Buxton, UK equity investment manager at London-based Jupiter, said in an interview: “What could bring people back to major investments in the UK? I don’t have the heart to provide a bunch of convincing answers.

Investors have withdrawn £6.6 billion from UK equity strategies this year, making 2022 already the biggest year of capital outflows in a decade, according to data from the Investment Association, a trade body. This exceeds the £4.8bn withdrawn in 2016, the year of the Brexit referendum. UK-focused funds have seen net outflows every year since.

Meanwhile, UK government bonds and the pound fell on estimates that inflation could hit 20% next year if energy prices remain high, and investors and analysts expect only to weaken further as the country issues billions of pounds of debt to fund Prime Minister Liz Truss. £150 billion energy package.

Buxton pointed to several long-term structural trends that have also turned investors away from UK equities.

“The multi-year trend of globalization – which is a sneaky way to get great exposure in the United States, because the United States has been so powerful – does not reverse itself overnight,” he said. declared.

He also pointed to the UK market’s preference for cheap value stocks in sectors such as mining and energy, and the absence of fast-growing technology companies.

Until the Federal Reserve’s leadership change in November, growth stocks had been rising for more than a decade, first beneficiaries of central bank action to support the global economy through the 2008 financial crisis and then the pandemic.

“The perception is that we’re a dull, boring stock market with no exciting growth companies at ludicrous valuations,” Buxton said.

But it could be very useful for UK investors in the current environment, he added, given that sectors like oil and mining tend to fare better than high-growth stocks during periods. of inflation.

An investment firm run by fund manager Ruffer said on Friday its position in oil major BP, which rose 10% in August, helped its equity exposure outperform broader indices that month. .

“I actually think oil and mining is a wonderful place to hide in a bull market for commodities and a bear market for stocks,” Buxton said. “It will take a three-year bear market to crush the Nasdaq before people say the trend to go global might not have been such a good idea.”

The FTSE 100 is one of the best performing national equity indices this year, down just 2%, while the S&P 500 in the US is down 15%. The bulk of FTSE 100 companies earn revenue in dollars and other currencies that have appreciated against the pound, which has improved their bottom line.

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Excellent acoustics: Rick Turner’s personal 2007 Compass Rose guitar is a testament to his avant-garde style https://darkholmekeep.net/excellent-acoustics-rick-turners-personal-2007-compass-rose-guitar-is-a-testament-to-his-avant-garde-style/ Sun, 04 Sep 2022 13:09:31 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/excellent-acoustics-rick-turners-personal-2007-compass-rose-guitar-is-a-testament-to-his-avant-garde-style/ Photo: Jenn Chan This article is free to read, but it is not free to produce! Make a pledge to support the site (and get special perks in return.) LEARN MORE… From September/October 2022 problem of Acoustic guitar | By Greg Olwell From the “hippie sandwich” electric basses and guitars he made with Alembic in […]]]>
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From September/October 2022 problem of Acoustic guitar | By Greg Olwell

From the “hippie sandwich” electric basses and guitars he made with Alembic in the 1970s, to the Renaissance electro-acoustic guitars and the Compass Rose acoustic and ukuleles he started building in the 90s, the late luthier and repair guru Rick Turner found inspiration in the past while exploring new technologies.

Turner has created many unique Compass Rose acoustics (even going so far as to design one for the extreme environment of Antarctica). The example here, considered one of his best, was the luthier’s personal guitar and a showcase of his bold concepts and skillful execution. It features a jumbo body with a Russian spruce top, Cambodian rosewood back and sides, and a Honduran mahogany neck. Distinctive signature details include an arrowhead-shaped headstock and a bridge inspired by baroque-era lutes. But a peek through the side sound port shows an interior brimming with Turner’s latest innovations.

Much of the spruce bracing is laminated with strips of carbon fiber, making it stronger and lighter than the solid wood type. Four carbon fiber rods anchor the neck block to the middle fights to support the neck, which floats. Turner based the neck on Howe-Orme instruments from the 1890s. The neck and fingerboard are cantilevered from the body for greater surface area for vibration; a clever mechanism allows the neck angle and string height to be adjusted with an allen wrench, eliminating the need for future neck resets.

“Because its bracing is reinforced with carbon fiber, Dad was able to build the guitar quite light for a jumbo,” says Ethan Turner, the luthier’s son and current guardian of the instrument. “It made a very resonant guitar with a big punchy sound. I love recording with it because you can point a mic almost anywhere on the body and get great sound.




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‘The Wedding Portrait’ by Maggie O’Farrell https://darkholmekeep.net/the-wedding-portrait-by-maggie-ofarrell/ Fri, 02 Sep 2022 13:21:12 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/the-wedding-portrait-by-maggie-ofarrell/ By all accounts, the short and sheltered life of Lucrezia di Cosimo de’Medici was not the one you would have liked to live. Born into wealth and power, she had neither. Married at 13 to the fiancé of a deceased older sister, she herself died at 16. Modern experts assume the culprit was tuberculosis, not […]]]>

By all accounts, the short and sheltered life of Lucrezia di Cosimo de’Medici was not the one you would have liked to live. Born into wealth and power, she had neither. Married at 13 to the fiancé of a deceased older sister, she herself died at 16. Modern experts assume the culprit was tuberculosis, not uncommon in 1561. Gossip has come to a different conclusion: she was murdered by the Duke of Ferrara, her husband.

This grim assumption persisted long enough to inspire Robert Browning’s 1842 poem “My Last Duchess,” in which a noble noble shows the portrait of his dead wife to a bride’s family member. Today, Maggie O’Farrell wrote her own version of the Lucrezia story and, as you’d expect from the author of ‘Hamnet’, she pulled pure gold from that. tragic story.

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction in 2021, ‘Hamnet’ offered a fresh perspective on a rural boy 16e-century in England whose life and death inspired his grieving playwright father to create one of the most enduring works of all time. Like “Hamnet”, “The Marriage Portrait” builds a rich inner world while vividly recreating an era, in this case the Italian Renaissance, a time brimming with intrigue and pomp, rustling heavy fabrics and glowing frescoes. , blood and lust and the desire for power.

O’Farrell takes some liberties with the story, adjusting Lucrezia’s age and other realities. Lucrezia was 15, for example, on her wedding day, still small enough to feel trapped in her enormous dress, a harbinger of what was to come.

A strange child, fifth in a line of eight – her mother’s nickname is “La Fecundissima” – Lucrezia is a quick learner, whether she is studying Greek history, drawing perspective on a page or practicing the subtle art of manipulation . Savagery fascinates her. When her father brings a tigress to his zoo in the bowels of their Florentine palace, she is hypnotized by the beast, certain that an understanding passes between them.

This tiger, who dies in his underground prison, haunts the novel, as Lucrezia, caught in her own golden cage, discovers the truth about her enigmatic new husband. She endures what she hates: posing for a wedding portrait, the invasive act intended to produce an heir. When no heir materializes, fear sets in.

And yet she is aware of an inner deployment. She feels “the rising of what she considers her spirit – the free part of herself that no one, not even her, has access to. She lives somewhere deep within her, beneath the layers of expensive palace clothes, mostly in hibernation, as if under a blanket of leaves, until he was called to action.Then he could uncoil, crawl towards the light, blink his eyes, bristle, clenching his filthy fists and opening his jagged red mouth.

That mouth, those fists, that ferocity! These are the gifts, O’Farrell suggests, that Lucrezia can use to survive in this harsh world. May they serve us well too.

Connie Ogle is a Florida writer.

The portrait of marriage

By: Maggie O’Farrell.

Editor: Alfred A. Knopf, 448 pages, $28.

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Academy Sports and Outdoors (ASO) is expected to release quarterly results on Wednesday https://darkholmekeep.net/academy-sports-and-outdoors-aso-is-expected-to-release-quarterly-results-on-wednesday/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 05:48:02 +0000 https://darkholmekeep.net/academy-sports-and-outdoors-aso-is-expected-to-release-quarterly-results-on-wednesday/ Academy Sports and Outdoors (NASDAQ:ASO – Get Rating) is expected to announce results before market open on Wednesday, September 7. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $2.10 per share for the quarter. Academy Sports and Outdoors set its fiscal year 2022 guidance at $6.55 to $7.25 EPS and its fiscal year 23 guidance […]]]>

Academy Sports and Outdoors (NASDAQ:ASO – Get Rating) is expected to announce results before market open on Wednesday, September 7. Analysts expect the company to report earnings of $2.10 per share for the quarter. Academy Sports and Outdoors set its fiscal year 2022 guidance at $6.55 to $7.25 EPS and its fiscal year 23 guidance at $6.55 to $7.25 EPS. Those interested in participating in the company’s earnings conference call can do so using this link.

Academy Sports and Outdoors (NASDAQ:ASO – Get Rating) last released quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, June 7. The company reported earnings per share (EPS) of $1.73 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.40 by $0.33. The company posted revenue of $1.47 billion in the quarter, compared to analysts’ estimates of $1.45 billion. Academy Sports and Outdoors had a return on equity of 47.24% and a net margin of 9.66%. The company’s revenue for the quarter decreased 7.1% year over year. During the same period last year, the company achieved EPS of $1.89. On average, analysts expect Academy Sports and Outdoors to post EPS of $7 for the current fiscal year and EPS of $8 for the next fiscal year.

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NASDAQ: ASO opened at $44.00 on Wednesday. The company has a market capitalization of $3.74 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 6.31, a PEG ratio of 0.69 and a beta of 1.39. Academy Sports and Outdoors has a 1-year minimum of $25.10 and a 1-year maximum of $51.08. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $41.68 and a 200-day simple moving average of $37.92. The company has a debt ratio of 0.45, a current ratio of 1.56 and a quick ratio of 0.44.

Academy Sports and Outdoors Announces Dividend

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, July 14. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 16 received a dividend of $0.075. This represents an annualized dividend of $0.30 and a dividend yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, June 15. The Academy Sports and Outdoors payout ratio is 4.30%.

Changes to analyst ratings

A number of equity research analysts have recently released ASO stock reports. Truist Financial began covering Academy Sports and Outdoors in a research note on Wednesday, May 11. They set a “buy” rating and a price target of $53.00 for the company. Stephens raised his price target on Academy Sports and Outdoors from $70.00 to $72.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a Wednesday, June 8 report. Goldman Sachs Group cut its price target on Academy Sports and Outdoors from $61.00 to $49.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a Wednesday May 4 report. Morgan Stanley launched coverage on Academy Sports and Outdoors in a Monday, August 15, report. They set an “equal weight” rating and a price target of $50.00 on the stock. Finally, UBS Group reduced its price target on Academy Sports and Outdoors to $55.00 in a Thursday, June 9 report. One research analyst gave the stock a hold rating and twelve gave the company’s stock a buy rating. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of “Moderate Buy” and an average target price of $54.69.

Institutional trade in sports and outdoor academy

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently increased or reduced their stake in the company. BlackRock Inc. increased its equity stake in Academy Sports and Outdoors by 124.0% in Q1. BlackRock Inc. now owns 13,562,648 shares of the company valued at $534,370,000 after purchasing an additional 7,507,589 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its equity stake in Academy Sports and Outdoors by 11.3% in Q1. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 9,462,337 shares of the company valued at $372,817,000 after purchasing an additional 958,800 shares during the period. State Street Corp increased its holdings of Academy Sports and Outdoors stock 4.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 2,966,854 shares of the company valued at $105,660,000 after purchasing an additional 132,717 shares during the period. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its holdings in Academy Sports and Outdoors stock by 53.2% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 1,863,331 shares of the company valued at $66,223,000 after purchasing an additional 647,278 shares during the period. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its equity stake in Academy Sports and Outdoors by 680.6% in the 1st quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 1,147,500 shares of the company valued at $45,212,000 after purchasing an additional 1,000,500 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 98.01% of the company’s shares.

Company Profile Academy Sports and Outdoors

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Academy Sports and Outdoors, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a retailer of sporting goods and outdoor recreation products in the United States. The company sells coolers and glasses, camping accessories, camping gear, sunglasses, backpacks and sports bags. marine equipment and fishing rods, reels, bait and equipment; firearms, ammunition, archery and archery equipment, camouflage clothing, waders, shooting accessories, optics, airguns and hunting equipment; team sports equipment, including baseball, football, basketball, soccer, golf, racquet sports and volleyball; fitness equipment and accessories and nutritional supplies; and patio furniture, outdoor kitchen, rolling items, trampolines, play sets, water sports and pet equipment, as well as electronics, watches, consumables, batteries, etc.

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