#53 in FORTUNE's Fastest-Growing Companies (September 2013)
Under Armour sells its wares online, by catalog, and in more than 25,000 retail stores worldwide.
The company has opened six Under Armour specialty stores on mainland China in the past two years and one in Taiwan
88 Factory house outlet stores in the US
Only one in Canada
Michel Phelps is a spokesman
I couldn't tell you anything about under armour. I wear mainly Pear lIzumi gear when I am cycycling. I break out in heat rashes when I sweat in humid conditions wearing regular tee shirts. I have no problems when I wear those dry tech shirts. I couldn't imagine cycling without them.
Dividend record date 12/16 on my Nike.
Me and my better half spent last weekend in Cape May NJ.
Took the ferry over to Delaware to shop the outlets.
Wilson's leather was practically giving coats away, got a nice leather for $47. marked down from $200.
But what caught my eye was the Under Armour store, that store was a visual delight.
Great looking apparel and a real trend setter in a wide range of sportswear.
Nike has the Jordan Kicks but UA seems to have unlimited room for growth.
What say our resident pedal pumper Mark??????
I'm not one to short...Is it time to go to cash ahead of the bubble bursting???
More companies buying back stock to improve their books.
Volume since 2010 has been on the down slope.
DJI 13,9 in 2007--7,6 in 3/2009--11,000 in 4/2010, 12,4 in 6/2011, 10,9 9/2011, 16,000 now.
ps...It would be great to check out and buy back when the dust settles!
Voyager 1 with its 64KB of memory--less than a smartphone has transmitted back information that confirms it has left the heliosphere. Voyager 2 will exit in 3 to 4 years.
At 38,000 mph it will still take another 40,000 years before it, if still intact, will fly by another star.
Natural radioactive decay provides heat that generates enough electricity to help Voyager 1 communicate with Earth. The first science instrument will be turned off in 2020, and the last one will be shut down in 2025, Stone said.
Both Voyager probes carry time capsules known as "the golden record," a 12-inch, gold-plated copper disc with images and sounds so that extraterrestrials could learn about us. Let's hope they can build appropriate record players.
Also of interest all the gold in the universe is made when 2 neutron stars collide.
They expect to find diamonds on other planets in our solar system.
And tens of billions of planets in the universe might be in the "Goldilocks Zone", similar to earth throughout the universe.
Compliments of CNN Tech
After Black Friday---Whats in your wallet--Not Much!
Urates and upgrades to existing plants here in the US have been the trend for the last few decades.
Lightbridges new fuel--if claims of increased generation are proven--would be impossible to not implement.
The USA has 100 nuclear power reactors in 31 states, operated by 30 different power companies. Since 2001 these plants have achieved an average capacity factor of over 90%, generating up to 807 billion kWh per year and accounting for 20% of total electricity generated. Capacity factor has risen from 50% in the early 1970s, to 70% in 1991, and it passed 90% in 2002, remaining at around this level since. The industry invests about $7.5 billion per year in maintenance and upgrades of these.
Despite a near halt in new construction of more than 30 years, US reliance on nuclear power has continued to grow. In 1980, nuclear plants produced 251 billion kWh, accounting for 11% of the country's electricity generation. In 2008, that output had risen to 809 billion kWh and nearly 20% of electricity, providing more than 30% of the electricity generated from nuclear power worldwide. Much of the increase came from the 47 reactors, all approved for construction before 1977, that came on line in the late 1970s and 1980s, more than doubling US nuclear generation capacity. The US nuclear industry has also achieved remarkable gains in power plant utilisation through improved refuelling, maintenance and safety systems at existing plants
October 29, 2013
Workers are continuing to complete Watts Bar 2 in a safe and high quality manner, on time and within budget. The team recognizes there are challenges ahead and will work through those the right way to deliver a safe,
reliable and efficient unit. That is the bottom line in the Fifth Quarterly Update to the Watts Bar 2 Estimate to Complete being released today.
Key points in the quarterly update, which covers May - July, include:
•Safety performance remained strong, with workers exceeding more than 21.3 million work hours without a lost-time incident.
•The Quality Control Acceptance Rate remained high, with 96 percent of work presented for inspection meeting quality control requirements.
•The project remains on track for most likely completion by December 2015 and within a cost range of $4 billion to $4.5 billion.
•Bulk construction is in the final phase, and the project is focusing on completing and readying plant systems for pre-operational testing.
•Challenges to finishing Watts Bar 2 have remained consistent and include: ◦Completing complex work and required documentation of work
◦Performing testing on shared Unit 1/Unit 2 systems without impacting the safe and reliable operations of Unit 1
◦Addressing regulatory and licensing issues
◦Successfully transitioning the site to dual-unit operations
Completing the Watts Bar 2 project in a safe manner, on time and within budget will validate the investment TVA has made in nuclear power as a key component in generating safe, reliable, carbon-free, low-cost energy and the value of using a diverse mix of energy sources to meet the Valley's electricity needs.
my son and i (and felines)with a turkey breast and minimal sides. college football later. nice to have 4 days off and pretty decent weather. mid 50's and abundant sunshine.
i threw that last part in to make up for the lack of the whole family camaraderie thing.
Did you get kinky and mash them with your feet?
Mark is having a Tanks-Giving.
Bulla is having a Oldieweds/Lame dating game Webb EweBanksGiving.
I'm in the Cave, wife chained to the kitchen, having a traditional Acme Lancaster brand LancsGiving.
Anyone else want to chime in.
Thoughts go out to Super and Family --First Holiday season without the loving wife/devoted mother.
Mother-in-law 84 still hanging in there, but I can't get her near the open cellar door when its open and dark down there.
Donate to your local food shelters throughout the year.
..a recent trial similar to this resulted in worse golf game..add sitting on #$%$ watching football to this one and have a stat sig better time
..just completed 9lbs of make ahead mashed potatoes..need a back brace for the dish..could paint a small closet with the taters..
..my recipe for Thanksgiving weekend
1 invitation to sleepover friends
Childs overnight bag and stuff neccessities
Make dinner movie etc plans with husband
Blend neccessities and overnight bag well
Put child and bag in car drive quickly (do not allow ingredients to sit)
...happy thanksgiving all
Hello all. I am not celebratinging thanksgiving until Saturday so here is what I am doing tomorrow.
Sailor Jerry rum
"Mexican" coca cola in the glass bottles made with real sugar not corn syrup
Rinse and repeat.
thx cd I split my time tween the kitchen and laundry room..
..super look at oxgn..read about it..see what you think..maybe hurry..maybe not
If you were in the Kitchen where you belong you could use the extinguisher that is suppose to be there.
Never buy a woman a watch...she doesn't need one...there is a clock on the stove.
Great news on your trades!
made a little...missed the big move. did much better with SCON multiple trades times and ARTX . hard to take the risk of the pink sheets for long. live and learn...