MANITOWOC - Rahr-West Art Museum is bringing SpaceX mission commander and NASA astronaut Raja Chari to Manitowoc for a free event at Lincoln High School’s auditorium at 7 p.m. Oct. 28.
The presentation will include a Q&A session with Chari. The school is at 1433 S. Eighth St.
Chari was selected by NASA to join the 2017 astronaut candidate class. He reported for duty in August 2017. He served as commander of the NASA SpaceX Crew-3 mission to the International Space Station, which launched on Nov. 10, 2021. He served on the Space Station as part of Expedition 66 and 67 before returning to Earth on May 6, 2022, completing the agency’s third long-duration commercial crew mission.
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► Visit Manitowoc unveils logo: City of Manitowoc’s Department of Tourism, Visit Manitowoc, unveiled its logo during a launch party Wednesday at Capitol Civic Centre.
The visual identity consists of a comprehensive color palette, series of fonts and logos, iterated for various end uses, the city said in a news release.
The color palette includes a primary family of blues that nod to Manitowoc’s lakeshore, secondary accent colors and neutrals. The broad palette offers Visit Manitowoc creative freedom and new opportunities in marketing efforts.
The main logo features an abstract Manitowoc “M” that was inspired by the waves of Lake Michigan, the sails of boats in the marina that also nod to the city’s shipbuilding history, and the landscaping of area farmland. Visit Manitowoc is all lowercase.
Wisconsin is included in the main font to serve as a place-maker as Visit Manitowoc markets to leisure travelers, in publications and at conferences nationwide, the news release said.
The logo can be viewed on Visit Manitowoc’s social media platforms, @visitmanitowoc, and will be a major piece of upcoming projects including Manitowoc’s official visitor information center at 824 S. Eighth St., opening Nov. 23; the joint Visit Manitowoc EXPLORE TWO RIVERS Visitor Guide set to release in January 2023; and the new visitmanitowoc.com that will launch in early 2023.
► MPU says to apply now for lead service line funding before it’s gone: Manitowoc Public Utilities received funding from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist homeowners in replacing their lead service lines through the WDNR’s Principal Forgiveness program.
MPU said it still has funds available for 2022 and is urging homeowners to consider applying for the funds.
The WNR is discontinuing the Principal Forgiveness program for lead service lines in 2023 and MPU said it’s not clear if any funds will be available to its customers in the future.
MPU said its current funds can be utilized through April 2023 and the program is administered on a first come, first served basis.
Anyone interested in applying can call 920-683-4600 or find more information at mpu.org/lead.
► Temporary closures set at Manitowoc parks for emerald ash borer tree removal: Ash tree logging operations will commence shortly at Camp Vits Park and Lincoln Park, resulting in temporary closures at both parks, City of Manitowoc said in a news release.
Camp Vits Park, 97 S. Parkview Road, and Vetter Trailhead, 1011 S. Parkview Road, will temporarily be closed to the public for an emerald ash borer tree removal project. The project began Monday.
The city hired a contractor to remove 127 ash trees within the 76-acre Camp Vits Park, focusing on areas with designated hiking and biking trails.
The closure is expected to last up to two weeks, the city said.
The public should also expect closures of areas within Lincoln Park, 1215 N. Eighth St., starting this week for an emerald ash borer tree removal project. The city said it has hired a contractor to remove ash trees throughout the park. Closures will be limited to the areas adjacent to where logging operations are occurring.
The emerald ash borer is having devastating effects on the city’s ash trees, according to the city. Once infected, the emerald ash borer is nearly 100% fatal to untreated ash trees. The city’s Forestry Division is doing its best to remove the infected trees before they become hazardous, especially in or near areas that are used by the public, the city said.
The focus of the Forestry Division is removal of trees infected with emerald ash borer, the city said. Small trees may die within one to two years of becoming infected and large trees may die within three to five years.
The emerald ash borer was first detected in Manitowoc in 2017, so many infected ash trees are already nearing the end of their life cycle, according to the city.
For more details, contact the city’s Department of Infrastructure — Parks Division at 920-686-3580 or go to www.manitowoc.org/parks.
► City to begin winterizing of public park restrooms: Starting today, City of Manitowoc’s Parks Division will being closing and winterizing a majority of the park restrooms and drinking fountains for winter.
The Parks Division said it expects restrooms to be closed on or before the end of the day on Oct. 31.
Meanwhile, public restrooms at these locations will remain open all winter: Halvorsen Park, Lighthouse Park, Lincoln Park Cabin No. 1, Lincoln Park Zoo, Manitou Park and Silver Creek Fieldhouse.
► Trick or treat at Farm Wisconsin Oct. 29: From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Oct. 29, Farm Wisconsin Discovery Center, 7001 Gass Lake Road, Manitowoc, will host trick-or-treating.
Kids are invited to dress in their Halloween best and trick or treat for some goodies.
Admission to Farm Wisconsin is $16 for adults, $14 for ages 62 and older, $10 for ages 3-18, and free for members and kids 2 and younger. More info: farmwisconsin.org or call 920-726-6000.
► Zoo Boo set at Lincoln Park Zoo Oct. 29: Manitowoc’s Lincoln Park Zoo will be hosting a Zoo Boo event from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29.
This pre-trick-or-treating event will have fun activities for the whole family. Entry fee of $1 per child 14 and younger will be collected.
The event will include trick-or-treat surprises for the zoo animals plus games and activities for kids.
A costume contest will run throughout the event. A picture will be taken by staff and placed on the Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo Facebook page after the event. Visitors to the site will get the chance to vote for their favorite until Nov. 12. Entry fee for the contest is $2 with a grand prize being a Manitowoc Family Aquatic Center gift. Concessions will be provided by HP Enterprises.
For more info, contact the zoo office at 920-683-4685. The zoo is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 1-5 p.m. Sundays until Nov. 1.
► Manitowoc Symphony replaces Holiday Tour of Homes with holiday raffle: Manitowoc Symphony Orchestra will not hold its annual Holiday Tour of Homes fundraiser this year.
In lieu of the Holiday Tour of Homes, the MSO is planning a holiday raffle with a goal of raising $10,000. One-hundred tickets, $100 each, will be sold. Of the proceeds, $5,000 will support the MSO, one winner will receive $2,000, two winners will each receive $1,000 and two winners will each receive $500. Details about when and where to get the tickets will be released soon, according to a news release.
For 30 years, the symphony has worked with community members to have them open their homes for the Holiday Tour of Homes fundraiser. During the event, attendees toured homes decorated by professional florists and decorators for the season.
In latest years, the tour was canceled because of COVID-19. But the MSO’s Board of Directors had been optimistic about reviving the tradition this year, but after much discussion and deliberation, decided to cancel it in 2022, the news release said.
“This difficult choice was made based on three major concerns,” said MSO Executive Director Peggy Pitz in the release. “Homeowners and volunteers alike have valid concerns regarding COVID-19 and crowds during the winter season; similar events are seeing low participation and community turnout; and the cost of hosting the event is quite high while the return on investment is low.”
Manitowoc is the smallest city in Wisconsin to have its own symphony orchestra. The MSO is celebrating its 70th season, which continues at 3 p.m. Dec. 11 with Holiday Pops at the Capitol Civic Centre. For more info, go to manitowocsymphony.org.
► An estimated 125 Civil War and other grave sites have been restored at Evergreen Cemetery: Seventy-four Civil War grave sites were restored along with numerous stones of Civil War veterans’ wives and family during a grave site restoration at Manitowoc’s Evergreen Cemetery Oct. 1.
This was the second year of the restoration work. With both years combined, an estimated 125 grave sites have been restored at the cemetery, according to event organizer Daniel Reinke.
Thirty-six volunteers worked to restore grave sites this year, up from 12 in 2021. There are 231 Civil War grave sites in the cemetery.
In addition to the Civil War grave sites, one War of 1812 stone was restored this year along with one Spanish-American War stone.
“The idea of Civil War grave site restoration started with Joe Tadych (a Manitowoc veteran),” Reinke said in an email. “Joe was the first to point out the unreadable condition of Civil War grave sites at Evergreen Cemetery. The unreadable conditions are not unique to Evergreen Cemetery. For Joe’s effort, he is now referred to as ‘Cleaning Agent No. 1’ and that title he wore proudly on his name tag all day Saturday.”
Reinke thanked staff at Manitowoc City Hall for supporting the event. Mayor Justin Nickels spoke to volunteers to kick off the 2022 restoration effort.
Reinke said a “big” announcement will be coming in a few weeks to complete the 2022 Civil War restoration project. He said there may be an opportunity to remember all veterans on Veterans Day by using the photos and stories uncovered under 150 or so years of dirt at Evergreen Cemetery.
People can connect with Reinke by emailing SaveTheVeteransDan@outlook.com.
► 200 lives lost to COVID-19; Health Department recommends updated booster vaccine: Manitowoc County Health Department recently reported the 200th COVID-19-related death among Manitowoc County residents.
In a news release, the department reminded residents the updated COVID-19 bivalent booster is available.
“The vaccines have been updated to better protect against the circulating variants of the COVID virus, similar to why we update our flu vaccine each season,” said Stephanie Lambert, Manitowoc County health officer, in the release. “If it’s been several months since your last vaccine or infection, I would recommend getting your COVID-19 booster soon.”
Both vaccine and infection-induced immunity for COVID-19 fades over time, the Health Department said. The updated booster vaccine targets the original strain of the virus and the BA.4/BA.5 Omicron subvariants and can strengthen the level of protection against COVID-19.
COVID-19 boosters are recommended for people 12 years of age and older as a single dose at least two months after primary or booster vaccination with any of the original COVID-19 vaccines.
Manitowoc Health Department offers COVID-19 vaccine, including the updated boosters, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday. The department is at 1028 S. Ninth St. in Manitowoc and can be reached at 920-683-4155.
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HP has put forward a small robot it says can dramatically speed up construction work, by autonomously printing guidelines straight from the blueprints onto the floor. Rugged, roadworthy and extremely accurate, Siteprint is a super-quick layout tool.
The robot replaces the time-consuming manual process of site layout, using a variety of different inks to place precise lines, exact curves and faithful reproductions of complex shapes on all kinds of floors, from porous surfaces like concrete and plywood to terrazzo, vinyl or epoxy.
It doesn't require a perfectly smooth or clean floor – indeed, it can handle a certain degree of surface irregularity and obstacles up to 2 cm (0.8 in) high. It runs built-in obstacle and cliff drop sensors for fully autonomous operation, and will work around barriers even if they're not in the plans.
As well as layout lines, it's capable of printing more or less whatever else you need on the floor too, including text notes. Operators set it up using cloud-based tools for job preparation, fleet management and tracking, and can run it on site with a touch-screen tablet and a tripod-mounted "totalstation."
“The existing manual layout process can be slow and labor intensive,” said Albert Zulps, Director of Emerging Technology at Skanska - a global construction and development company currently using the SitePrint system for two of its US projects. "Despite being done by specialists, there is always the risk of human error, which can result in costly reworks. Layout experts are a scarce resource who add a lot of value in terms of planning and strategy, but often end up dedicating most of their time to manual execution. HP SitePrint lets us do more with less, helping reduce schedules thanks to a much faster layout process, and allowing senior operators to focus on other critical activities like quality control.”
While HP hasn't announced pricing, we assume the printer robot itself will be surprisingly cheap, but the ink's gonna be a killer. Yuk yuk.
Check out Siteprint in the video below.
HP SitePrint Skanska testimonial | HP
HP laptops offer something for you, whether you're a creative looking to edit photos, a gamer in search of aor a student in need of a small, lightweight laptop.
Many of the best HP laptops have features designed for remote or hybrid work such asand microphones, , longer battery life, and the .
Like other PC makers such as Dell, Lenovo, Acer and Asus, HP is in the midst of updating the processors in its laptops and two-in-ones. That means Intel-based models are moving from 11th-gen to 12th-gen CPUs, while AMD Ryzen systems are switching from 5000-series chips to 6000-series. It also means it's generally a good time to look for deals on older models of the best HP laptops. However, we've also seen big performance improvements with the new processors. An updated model might cost a little more but will add to the overall longevity.
Spectre is HP's top consumer laptop line so you're getting the best of the best with this 16-inch two-in-one.
Of course, a premium two-in-one like the Spectre x360 comes at a relatively high price; it starts at around $1,200. The top-end configuration we reviewed was good but not great considering its $2,030 price. This is definitely one we recommend getting with the 12th-gen Intel processors and Intel Arc graphics if you're going to go all-in. Read our HP Spectre x360 16 review.
HP's Victus 16 is a surprisingly robust and powerful gaming laptop that keeps up with the latest games at a more affordable price. Compared to HP's high-end Omen gaming laptop line, the Victus is more of an all-purpose laptop but still configured for gaming with a price starting at less than $1,000. HP offers several configurations with graphics chip options ranging from Nvidia's entry-level GeForce GTX 1650 up to a midrange RTX 3060 or AMD Radeon RX 6500M. We like almost everything about it except for its flimsy display hinge and underwhelming speakers. Read our HP Victus 16 review.
There are plenty of convertible Chromebooks, where the screen flips around to the back of the keyboard so you can use it as a tablet. But Chrome tablets with removable keyboards like the HP Chromebook x2 11 are still a rarity. It offers long battery life and performance that rises (slightly) above the competition. The main downside is that it's expensive; the model we reviewed is $599. However, that price did include both the keyboard cover and USI pen and it's regularly on sale for $200. If you're interested make sure to wait for one of those deals. Read our HP Chromebook x2 11 review.
If you're making a laptop aimed at creatives, it's not enough to just put discrete graphics and a strong processor in a slim body. The extra performance really should be paired with a good screen, and that's what you get with the HP Envy 14. The laptop's 16:10 14-inch 1,920x1,200-pixel display not only gives you more vertical room to work, but is color-calibrated at the factory and covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut. The result: a well-rounded option for creatives looking for on-the-go performance at a reasonable price. This model is due for a refresh, though, so keep an eye out for updated models. Read our HP Envy 14 review.
I met Arctic Wolf for the first time over the summer at RSA Conference. During our initial meeting, I was intrigued by the company’s concierge approach to providing a security operation as a service. I also learned that Arctic Wolf maintains a security operations center (SOC) in San Antonio, just a short drive south of where I live in Austin, TX. I recently visited the Texas facility would like to share some insights gleaned from a conversation I had with Mark Manglicmot, SVP of Security Services, and his management team.
In a Forbes article that captured my insights from RSA Conference, including Arctic Wolf (you can find it here if interested), I highlighted many cybersecurity challenges companies of all sizes face. On average, enterprises manage dozens of cybersecurity point solutions, creating complexity even with API integration. The other challenge lies with alert fatigue – knowing what is actionable and an immediate threat.
Arctic Wolf’s comprehensive platform solves the first challenge, offering cloud-managed detection and response, continual risk management and security awareness designed to address the human element with improved employee security hygiene. However, I believe that Arctic Wolf’s key differentiation in the very crowded cybersecurity market is the way it takes ownership of its customers' cybersecurity journey. This approach starkly contrasts other security solutions that merely lob alerts over a cyber fence. The company's concierge model dedicates resources by operator name, optimizes deployment and management and provides threat intelligence and situational awareness on an ongoing basis. This focus eliminates any guesswork for IT and OT teams and is ideally suited for many organizations adopting a light NetOps and SecOps staffing model.
Arctic Wolf also claims that its SecOps framework, based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standard, is one of the only end-to-end cybersecurity platforms to deliver relevant outcomes through threat identification, protection, detection, response and recovery. The proof is in performance, and Arctic Wolf, on average, generates a single ticket daily for its customers while delivering 99.9% true positives, thus mitigating alert fatigue. The company is also making cybersecurity training fun and engaging for its customers with short videos that satirize popular series such as WandaVision and This Old House. Poor security hygiene related to phishing and social engineering schemes is likely one of the largest threats to an organization. In my corporate experience, most compliance training is stale, and as a result retention is typically low. I like Arctic Wolf’s creative approach to solving this issue.
A keen focus on recruitment
It is no secret that there is a lack of cybersecurity talent. latest U.S. federal government estimates peg the number of open positions at over half a million, likely growing daily. Arctic Wolf is supplying its talent needs with a multi-pronged approach that, on the surface, is as robust as its security platform. The company is active on several college campuses that offer cybersecurity degree programs, including the University of Texas at San Antonio, and maintains a relationship with Women in Cybersecurity. As a father of two daughters, the latter is a fantastic effort from an inclusion perspective.
Veterans also make up a significant portion of its analyst operations teams and nearly 40% of its workforce at the San Antonio SOC. I applaud Arctic Wolf for providing service members from all military branches the opportunity to enter the civilian ranks in a position that both pays well and offers a promotion path. San Antonio provides a fertile military recruiting ground given the presence of the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), which comprises Fort Sam Houston, Camp Bullis, Randolph and Lackland Air Force bases. JBSA claims to be the largest and most diverse joint base operated by the Department of Defense.
I think Arctic Wolf is a company to watch in the cybersecurity industry. Its pragmatic partnership approach to helping its customers realize optimized security outcomes is compelling. A dizzying number of security point solutions are available, and half of the battle is mapping out the most effective cybersecurity journey. To address that challenge, Arctic Wolf offers a complete solution and a business model that provides accountability and deep bench strength.
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The JJV is ramping up production towards about 2,000 FGM-148F missiles per year. (Javelin Joint Venture)
The Lockheed Martin-Raytheon Javelin Joint Venture (JJV) is preparing to enter low-rate initial production (LRIP) for a new Light Weight Command Launch Unit (LWCLU) for the Javelin Weapon System and completed a test launch on 5 October towards the LWCLU's qualification programme, which could be complete by mid-2023.
The new LWCLU is approximately 30% smaller and lighter than the Block 1 CLU, and increases detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) visual-range performance of the day camera and high-definition night camera by ‘more than double'.
In June 2022 the US Army awarded the JJV an LRIP contract for LWCLU, and first deliveries for those are expected in 2025, Brad Barnard, executive director for Precision Fires and Maneuver for Raytheon, told reporters on 11 October at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) 2022 conference in Washington, DC.
There were 200 LWCLUs on order at the time of publication, and production is ramping up towards 600 units per year in full-rate production (FRP). An FRP award is expected in 2023, Barnard said.
For all the new investors that emerged in 2020 with their pandemic bankrolls and had a two-year free-for-all making money without really trying, 2022 has surely been a comeuppance. While most of the gamblers in the meme stock crowd have been pushed to the sidelines, either temporarily or for good, real investors are staring at account statements and are stunned at the carnage. They likely are wondering what to do now.
Technology dominates the American economy. While the sector is taking it in the chin now, it will be back. When it does return, it could dominate a market rally later this year or in 2023. While there is a good chance the market decline is not over, it likely is closer to the end than the beginning. Now might be a good time to nibble at some of the top stocks in the sector, especially if they pay a solid dividend.
We screened our 24/7 Wall St. technology research database looking for blue chip companies that pay a dependable dividend that have extremely high bounce-back potential. The following eight stocks hit our screens. While all are rated Buy by top Wall Street firms, it is important to remember that no single analyst report should be used as a sole basis for any buying or selling decision.Cisco
Investors who are more conservative may want to consider this mega-cap tech leader, which recently posted outstanding results. Cisco Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO) designs, manufactures and sells internet protocol (IP) based networking products and services related to the communications and information technology industry worldwide.
The company provides switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points and servers, as well as next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice and video applications.
Its cybersecurity products provide clients the scope, scale and capabilities to keep up with the complexity and volume of threats. Putting security above everything helps corporations innovate while keeping their assets safe.
Shareholders receive a 3.84% dividend. Evercore ISI has its target price for Cisco Systems stock set at $56. The consensus target is $54.78. Thursday's $40.61 closing share price was almost 4% higher on the day.Corning
This company continues to be a huge player in the fiber optic world. Corning Inc. (NYSE: GLW) is a technology pioneer that manufactures LCD glass for flat-panel displays for multiple product lines.
Telecommunications (30% of sales) produces optical fiber and cable, component hardware and equipment, and photonic components for the telecommunications, CATV and networking industry. In addition, the company’s Environmental Technologies division (12% of sales) produces specialized glass, glass ceramic and polymer-based products for the automotive industry.
Investors receive a 3.61% dividend. UBS's $40 price target compares to the $38.72 consensus target for Corning stock. The shares closed on Thursday at $30.58.Dell Technologies
This high-quality company pays a solid dividend and its shares have been hit hard. Dell Technologies Inc. (NYSE: DELL) designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports information technology (IT) hardware, software and services solutions worldwide. It operates through three segments.
Infrastructure Solutions Group provides traditional and next-generation storage solutions, and rack, blade, tower and hyperscale servers. It also offers networking products and services that help its business customers to transform and modernize their infrastructure, mobilize and enrich end-user experiences and accelerate business applications and processes. It also offers attached software and peripherals, as well as support and deployment, configuration and extended warranty services.
Dell's The Client Solutions Group offers desktops, notebooks and workstations; displays and projectors; attached and third-party software and peripherals; as well as support and deployment, configuration and extended warranty services.
The VMware segment supports customers in the areas of hybrid and multi-cloud, modern applications, networking, security and digital workspaces, helping customers to manage IT resources across private clouds and complex multi-cloud, multi-device environments.
Dell also provides information security and cloud software and infrastructure-as-a-service solutions that enable customers to migrate, run, and manage mission-critical applications in cloud-based IT environments.
The dividend yield is 3.83%. The Credit Suisse price target is $60, while the consensus target is $55.21. The final Dell Technologies stock trade for Thursday was almost 4% higher at $34.99.HP
Legendary investor Warren Buffett stunned Wall Street earlier this year when Berkshire Hathaway reported a purchase of 121 million shares of the venerable tech giant. HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) provides personal computing and other access devices, imaging and printing products and related technologies, solutions and services in the United States and internationally. It serves individual consumers, small and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
HP's Personal Systems segment offers commercial and consumer desktop and notebook personal computers, workstations, thin clients, commercial mobility devices, retail point-of-sale systems, displays and other related accessories, software, support and services. The Printing segment provides consumer and commercial printer hardware, supplies, solutions and services, as well as scanning devices. And the Corporate Investments segment includes HP Labs and business incubation projects.
HP stock investors receive a 4.04% dividend. The $33 Credit Suisse target price is higher than the $30.49 consensus target. The stock closed 5% higher on Thursday at $26.02.IBM
This blue chip giant offers investors an incredibly solid entry point, a massive dividend and a degree of safety for investors who are more conservative. International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) provides integrated solutions and services worldwide through these four business segments.
The Software segment offers hybrid cloud platform and software solutions, such as Red Hat, an enterprise open-source solutions; software for business automation, AIOps and management, integration, and application servers; data and artificial intelligence solutions; and security software and services for threat, data and identity. This segment also provides transaction processing software that supports clients' mission-critical and on-premise workloads in banking, airlines and retail industries.
The Consulting segment offers business transformation services, including strategy, business process design and operations, data and analytics, and system integration services; technology consulting services; and application and cloud platform services.
The Infrastructure segment provides on-premises and cloud-based server and storage solutions for its clients' mission-critical and regulated workloads; and support services and solutions for hybrid cloud infrastructure, as well as remanufacturing and remarketing services for used equipment.
The Financing segment offers lease, installment payment, loan financing and short-term working capital financing services.
IBM's second-quarter revenue of $15.5 billion was up sharply from a year ago and topped the consensus forecast. Profits also were ahead of analysts’ expectations.
Shareholders receive a 5.60% dividend. IBM stock has a $155 price target at BofA Securities. That is well above the $141.56 consensus target and Thursday’s closing print of $121.79, which was up close to 4% on the day.Juniper Networks
This is another familiar name that could offer among the best total return potential. Juniper Networks Inc. (NYSE: JNPR) designs, develops and sells network products and services worldwide. The company offers various routing products, such as ACX series universal access routers to deploy new high-bandwidth services; MX series Ethernet routers that function as a universal edge platform; PTX series packet transport routers; and NorthStar controllers.
Juniper Networks also provides switching products, including EX series Ethernet switches to address the access, aggregation and core layer switching requirements of micro branch, branch office, and campus environments; QFX series of core, spine and top-of-rack data center switches; and Juniper access points, which provide wireless access and performance.
In addition, the company offers security products including SRX series services gateways for the data center; Branch SRX family provides an integrated firewall and next-generation firewall; virtual firewall that delivers various features of physical firewalls; and advanced malware protection, a cloud-based service and Juniper ATP.
Juniper Networks stock comes with a 3.25% dividend. Wells Fargo's $32 price target is shy of the $32.71 consensus target. The shares closed at $26.32 on Thursday.Microsoft
This is a conservative way for investors to participate in the massive cloud growth, and the company posted stellar second-quarter results. Microsoft Inc. (NASDAQ: MSFT) manufactures, licenses and supports a wide range of software products. The company has transformed its business model from a component-driven model (personal computer, server) to one driven by the need for cloud capacity.
Many Wall Street analysts agree that Microsoft has become a clear number two in the public or hyper-scale cloud infrastructure market with Azure, which is the company’s cloud computing platform offerings, and which continues growing at triple-digit levels. Some have flagged Azure as the biggest rival to Amazon's AWS service.
Some analysts maintain that Microsoft is discounting Azure for large enterprises, so that Azure may be cheaper than AWS for larger users. The cloud was big in latest earnings reports and will remain a growing part of the software giant's earnings profile.
Investors receive a 1.20% dividend. The Jefferies team has a conservative $275 price target, compared with the $329.56 consensus target. Microsoft stock closed on Thursday at $234.24.Oracle
This top software stock has backed up recently and is offering an attractive entry point. Oracle Corp. (NYSE: ORCL) develops, manufactures, markets, sells, hosts and supports database and middleware software, application software, cloud infrastructure, hardware systems and related services worldwide.
The company licenses its Oracle Database software to customers, which is designed to enable reliable and secure storage, retrieval and manipulation of various forms of data. Its Oracle Fusion Middleware software aims to build, deploy, secure, access and integrate business applications, as well as automate their business processes.
Oracle recently announced that it would acquire Cerner, a leading provider of digital information systems used within hospitals and health systems to enable medical professionals to deliver better healthcare to individual patients and communities. The all-cash tender offer has approximately $28.3 billion in equity value.
The company pays a 2.05% dividend. The J.P. Morgan price objective is $84, though Oracle stock has a consensus target of $87.89. On Thursday, the closing share price was $65.20.
We avoided semiconductor stocks for the time being, as the new government restrictions on sales to Chinese companies could be putting a big dent in sales. While we are not ready to nibble in that space, we will be closely watching third-quarter results of the top names. The software, networking and information technology leaders we did focus on could be the first to take off when the selling reverses.
Originally posted at 24/7 Wall St.
Top Executives from Mastercard, Coca-Cola, HP, PepsiCo, Kroger, Accenture, BIC, Fine Hygienic Holding to lead for leadership and DEI forum in Singapore on Oct 25, 2022.
SINGAPORE, Oct. 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- House of Rose Professional (HORP) today announced the speaker line-up for the 2022 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® - the success and leadership summit for women – taking place on Oct 25, 2022 in Singapore. The summit offers participants and participating Companies a unique opportunity to learn and share best practices for leadership, diversity & inclusion and success across industries from the most successful organizations in the world.
Speakers for this eight annual world edition include Tian Chong Ng, Managing Director, Greater Asia, HP; Dr. Lois Lee, Founder and President, Children of the Night; Rama Sridhar, Executive Vice President, Strategic Customer Solutions, Mastercard; James Michael Lafferty, Chief Executive Officer, Fine Hygienic Holding; Julio Lopez, VP of Franchise Operations, Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia, The Coca-Cola Company; Michelle Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, UPS; Chester Twigg, Chief (Group) Commercial Officer, BIC; Colleen Lindholz, President, Kroger Health; Alexia Horley, Senior Sales Director, Australia and New Zealand, PepsiCo; Wee Wei Ng, Country Managing Director, Accenture Singapore; Priyali Kamath, Senior Vice President – Skin & Personal Care, and Executive Sponsor Equality & Inclusion, Procter & Gamble Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa; Dr Lisa Coleman, Senior Vice President, Global Inclusion and Strategic Innovation, New York University; Preeti Arora Razdan, CEO, Southeast Asia Diageo, Larisa Beckhouse, Chief Marketing Officer (APAC) and Global Head of Insights, Cigna; Emre Olcer, Vice President, MD ASEAN, Kimberly-Clark; Joy Jinghui Xu, CHRO, Asia Segment & Global Head of Learning (SVP& CHRO), Manulife; Anca Vasilescu, Managing Director, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Accenture; Sylvie Gleises, CEO Singapore, AXA XL; Venaig Solinhac, SVP, CEP Adva and CMO Re-Foods, Olam Ventures; Shirley Zhu, Research Director, IWSR; Anthony A. Rose; Chairman and CEO, House of Rose Professional and founder of Break the ceiling touch the sky®.
Companies that wish to lead for the 2022 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® as Participating Companies can book delegate passes at
The 2022 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® supports MISSION 2029 FOR A BETTER WORLD– the 10-year initiative (started in mid 2020), led by HORP and several global Companies to shape a better world via quintupling the number of Female CEOs (from 14 in 2020 to 70 in 2029) and doubling the number of Male CEOs (who actively advocate for diversity & inclusion) in the world's 500 largest companies by 2029.
Chester Twigg, Group Commercial Officer, BIC shared, "BIC is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion across our business. We are delighted to be a sponsor of the 2022 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky® and committed to sharing and learning best practices for success alongside these great Companies. Learning continuously is especially important in these challenging VUCA times. I am also delighted to be a leader of MISSION 2029 for a Better World. Building toward the advancement of women CEOs and male CEOs who are proactive ambassadors of diversity and inclusion is what we believe in at BIC."
Claudia Lorenzo, ASEAN & South Pacific Operating Unit President, The Coca-Cola Company shared, "Diversity, equity and inclusion are the heart of our company purpose, values and growth strategy. We're working to foster an inclusive culture and make Coca-Cola a great place to work, where people can belong, grow and thrive. We're pleased to be a sponsor of Break the ceiling touch the sky ®, an event which gives participants a tremendous opportunity to learn from others, share best practices, and chart their own individual courses for success."
Rama Sridhar, Executive Vice President, Strategic Customer Solutions, Mastercard said, "Inclusive growth is at the heart of what we do at Mastercard. But as with any other global challenge, Mastercard believes that advancing the inclusion agenda is too massive for a company or industry to tackle alone. Forging partnerships in support of programs like Break the ceiling touch the sky® contributes to how we collectively continue to advance women's progression in business and the workplace and promote a sustainable and equitable economic growth for all in the aftermath of the pandemic and well into the future."
Tian Chong Ng, Managing Director, Greater Asia, HP Inc commented "At HP, we are creating a powerful culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion while advancing human rights, social justice, and racial and gender equality across our ecosystem. We're committed to achieving 50/50 gender equality in HP leadership and making sure that women represent greater than 30% of our workforce in technical and engineering roles by 2030. These bold actions are, undoubtedly, the right things to do, but they are also expected by customers, partners, investors, and employees.
Tina Bigalke, Global Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, PepsiCo shared; "We are committed to increasing our gender diversity and have set a global goal to reach gender parity in management roles by 2025. Diversity unlocks our ability to further innovate for our consumers, deliver first class service for our customers, and cultivate a workforce that reflects our communities. We are proud to be associated with Break the ceiling touch the sky® since its inception in 2015."
Commented James Michael Lafferty, CEO, Fine Hygienic Holding, "Diversity equals better business. More women at the top is a proven business builder. At Fine Hygienic Holding we have proven just that seeing a huge corresponding jump in business results as we have increased our women in leadership representation across levels.. Diversity is having a transformational impact on our relationships with customers and our business. We are delighted to continue our pioneering partnership with Break the ceiling touch the sky®."
Colleen Lindholz, President, Kroger Health shared, "I'm proud of the role so many talented women leaders are playing to help businesses get back to growth despite the ongoing challenges. Together, we are driving change, creating opportunity, and defining a more innovative, inclusive future. In healthcare, we see it every day in the more than 2200 Kroger Health pharmacies and 220 clinics across the USA. We are proud to once again champion the cause at the 2022 World Edition of Break the ceiling touch the sky."
Victor Mills, Chief Executive, Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (SICC) commented, "The Chamber is proud to be an Industry Partner of Break the ceiling touch the sky® and has been for the last eight years. That's because I and my colleagues believe in diversity of perspectives and thinking because they reduce the risk of group think and result in better business decisions. I encourage you to attend this important annual summit. It attracts some of the very best international business leaders who share their experiences and the positive power of diverse work teams and company boards. Anyone who wants to know how inclusiveness in the workplace makes for better and more successful businesses should take time out to attend. It will be inspirational and it will be well worth your time."
Since 2014 House of Rose Professional has enabled over 30000 women leaders (and several thousand male leaders who support diversity & inclusion) to greater success via its Break the ceiling touch the sky® brand. Founded in 2015, the world edition is the signature forum of the Break the ceiling touch the sky® series of summits currently in North America, the Middle East, Asia, Africa, ANZ and Europe.
House of Rose Professional Pte. Ltd. (HORP) is a leader in the Talent, Training and Transformation areas of business via its brands Dream Job International®, Break the ceiling touch the sky® and CEOSmith®. HORP enables organizations to build competitive advantage via better diversity & inclusion, better leadership, and better business globally.
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