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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Kansas State University student Greg Peterson and some friends were unwinding at a drive-in restaurant when LMFAO’s song “Sexy and I know It” came on the radio. he groaned.but as the chorus droned on, the 21-year-old found inspiration. he switched “sexy” to “farming” as he began rapping. then he started coming up with lyrics. It would be fun, he thought, to do a video parody with his brothers when he returned home to the family farm in central Kansas.
Peterson said the brothers aimed the video at their city friends on Facebook because they “hardly knew anything about the farm.” They ended up educating the world. “I’m Farming and I Grow It” video has become an Internet sensation with more than 3.2 million views since it was posted June 25 on YouTube.
Its success has been hailed by farm groups, documented by newspapers and even won the brothers a whirlwind trip to New York City for a television appearance on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends.”
Peterson said he and his family have been a little bit overwhelmed by all the attention and he’s doing “some normal things” now to keep sane. On a recent morning, he was out swathing or mowing the prairie hay used to feed the family’s cattle.
“I am just trying to rest my brain a little bit and get back to, you know, this is reality,” he said by cellphone. “This is something I can understand, whereas when I was in New York, everything was just hitting my mind, and it was kind of like, ‘I can’t believe this, I can’t believe this.”‘
The 21-year-old Kansas State University senior isn’t the first to parody LMFAO’s club hit. Spoofs include “Elmo and I know It,” which features the popular “Sesame Street” character, “I’m Average and I know It,” and “Santa and I know It.” most have only a few thousand hits, although the Elmo version has garnered roughly 12.7 million hits in about seven months.
Peterson’s 3:32-minute video begins at the break of dawn with him and his brothers, Nathan, 18, and Kendal, 15, walking across a field of golden wheat that sways gently in the wind. the scenes then shift rapidly to the song’s beat, showing the brothers doing chores, driving combines and tractors and jumping on hay bales. It ends with the three walking off into the sunset across a field where the wheat has been harvested.
One scene shows Peterson feeding cattle as he raps, “When I step to the bunk, yeah, this is what I see: all the hungry cattle are staring at me. I got passion for my plants, and I ain’t afraid to show it, show it, show it. I’m farming, and I grow it.”
Peterson, who’s majoring in agriculture communication and journalism and minoring in music performance at Kansas State, said the video was produced with iMovie and GarageBand software. His 11-year-old sister, Laura, shot some of it on the family farm near Assaria.
Steve Baccus, the president of the Kansas Farm Bureau, said what the Peterson brothers did on their own is exactly what agriculture groups have been trying to get other farmers to do use social media to show consumers the real faces of agriculture.
Individual farmers and industry groups have started using Twitter, YouTube and other social media in recent years to counter the messages put out by tech-savvy environmental and animal rights groups concerned about everything from water quality to the size of cages chickens are kept in.
“We think it is a great way to communicate with the consumer and give them an idea of what exactly goes on in agriculture on the farm,” Baccus said. “We are being painted by some different groups in a pretty nasty vein, and that is not at all true. I think we need to get the message out there is another side of agriculture.”
He said he loved the Peterson brothers’ video: “I liked the way they incorporated humor into it, and I just thought they did a fantastic job.”
The Peterson brothers have posted other videos about the family farm on YouTube, and Peterson said they’ll make more. he keeps his iPod Touch with him as he farms, occasionally pulling it out and filming things.
“That doesn’t take any extra time, or really any extra thought,” he said. “It is just like, ‘This is what I am doing. so I will continue to make those kinds of videos.”‘
Peterson brothers’ video: youtube.com/watch?v=48H7zOQrX3U
Staying Awake On the Golf Course Has Never Been Easier-Even For Executives Who Have Just Finished a Facebook IPO.
Golfer’s advice ltd. has just launched “Golf Fuel.” the product helps people stay awake and alert on the Golf course. the Company is hoping it will appeal to tired executives like the ones who have just finished working on the Facebook IPO.
Houston, TX. (PRWEB) May 18, 2012
Golfer’s advice ltd. has just launched a new product this week aimed at top executives. the “Golf fuel” product is designed to help these executives with busy schedules stay awake and alert on the Golf course and enjoy the game of golf more by improving their performance.
Maurice Carter, the CEO of Golfers advice ltd. said that, “A product like this would be a welcome addition to the golf bag of any busy executive out there on the golf course, even those who have just finished working on a high profile IPO like that of the Facebook launch this week.” Maurice went onto to say that, “We spotted a gap in the market recently for a product that would help people improve their golf game by improving their levels of concentration. a lot of the golf game is won and lost in the mind so an alert mind is a definite asset when it comes to playing golf.”
The team at Golfer’s advice ltd. say that, “Golf fuel” is for everybody, but they are especially keen to get executives on board with this product because they frequently work long hours and need something a little extra to help them keep going when they are out on the Golf course. the types of executives they are hoping will be interested in “Golf fuel” are the types that have just finished working on the IPO for Facebook.
More details about “Golf fuel” can be accessed right now by going to golfersadvice.com/.
For the original version on PRWeb visit: prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/5/prweb9523609.htm
If you wanted to follow the Facebook IPO today and get the kind of crisp insight that helped you understand what was going and maybe develop a few storylines, you wouldn’t have turned to Facebook itself, nor would you have stayed glued to CNBC, which seemed to playing catchup with…
Yes, Twitter, that other kindasorta social network that’s really an (increasingly mobile) breaking news and opinion service.
Twitter is sometimes seen as a sad stepchild to lordly Facebook, and while the intense levels of engagement that some generate on Facebook, when stuff is happening in the world, Twitter shines.
I went on “The Patt Morrison Show” right after the markets closed and basically keep myself informed in the postgame not by studying the subtitled in-studio comments of Erin Burnett on CNN but by keeping one eye on my BlackBerry’s Twitter feed, which was churning out real-time 140-word analysis.
This is just the latest and most intense experience I’ve had with Twitter, which I’ve used to “watch” sporting events in the past. I had not yet observed a major IPO on Twitter. and while Facebook’s IPO might has been a bit of a flop, it could be time to look toward Twitter’s with anticipation.
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California is counting on a $2 billion tax windfall from Facebook’s IPO.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Facebook’s employees and investors aren’t the only ones who will get a windfall from the company’s IPO this week.
California is hoping to reap a cool $2 billion in income taxes when those Facebook insiders cash in on their stock and options.
The exact numbers are still up in the air, but all sides agree that they will be large. Governor Jerry Brown’s office is predicting that California will receive $1.9 billion over the next 13 months, while the Legislative Analyst’s Office pegs the figure at $2.1 billion.
The gift will keep on giving for several years. The state could get $800 million more between 2013 and 2015, as well as tens of millions per year through 2017.
About one-fifth of the growth in California’s personal income tax revenue this year can be attributed to the social networking titan’s IPO, according to the analyst’s office. Nearly 1% of all personal income in the state this year will be related to Facebook.
That figure could grow. In a review, released Tuesday, of the governor’s newly revised budget, the analyst’s office warned that it’s very difficult to forecast how much the Golden State will receive. Facebook’s share price hasn’t been finalized, and more importantly, no one knows where the stock will trade in six months. That’s when Facebook will issue stock to many of its 3,500 employees — most of whom will owe taxes immediately on their paper gains.
As Facebook’s share price rises, so do its employees’ tax payments. Facebook said Tuesday that it now expects its employees’ post-IPO tax obligations to total $4.4 billion, up from the $4 billion it previously estimated. That money will cover both state and federal tax obligations.
The Golden State desperately needs this golden egg. On Monday, Brown said the state’s budget shortfall has grown to nearly $16 billion.
You can now play the classic PC FPS, Wolfenstein 3D, in your web browser.
The legendary first person shooter, often described as the grand father of the genre, can be accessed by pointing your browser to wolftenstein.bethsoft.com. once you’ve negotiated the age gate, you’ll be able to select from every level and difficulty setting of the original game.
Fans can also show their appreciation for id Software’s classic by visiting the game’s Facebook page, where you’ll find details of the ‘Classic Platinum’ edition of the game, which is available for free download on the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for a limited time.
Bethesda has also teamed up with Valve to offer a limited time discount on Wolfenstein and id Software games via Steam.
In case that wasn’t enough, Bethesda has created a video podcast featuring the equally legendary technical director of id Software, John Carmack, where he reminisces on the creation of the game. Halcyon days, eh?
Woldenstein 3D turns 20, and Bethesda is celebrating by releasing a free browser-based version.
The classic shooter Wolfenstein 3D was released for DOS on May 5, 1992 — twenty years ago — developed by id Software and published by then-shareware giant Apogee Software. the game seemingly put the FPS genre on the map, allowing players to run through corridors and shoot enemies in a first-person view. it was revolutionary at the time, and was only surpassed by id Software’s next big release, DOOM.
Bethesda is celebrating Wolfenstein’s 20th anniversary by launching a free-to-play version of the classic PC shooter that runs within a Web browser. all three episodes are intact: Episode 1: Escape from Wolfenstein, Episode 2: Operation: Eisenfaust, and Episode 3: Die, Fuhrer, Die! It can be played here at Wolfenstein 3D’s dedicated site, or over on the game’s Facebook page here.
“We’re marking the 20th Anniversary of Wolfenstein 3D, the original, and now legendary, game that launched the first person shooter genre by releasing a free-to-play browser version of the game,” Bethesda said in an email. “Later today we will also be offering Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum, available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, free for a limited time.”
To download Wolfenstein 3D Classic Platinum from iTunes, head here. below is Bethesda’s latest Podcast video featuring John Carmack, technical director of id Software, as he shares his insights into the creation and the development of Wolfenstein 3D while playing the game.
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Seven years after its founding, Facebook and its original backers are selling to the public about 15 percent of the company’s stake, or 337.4 million shares out of total outstanding shares of 2.137 billion, according to Bloomberg News. Out of the 337.4 million IPO shares, only 180 million shares are newly issued by the company and the other 157.4 million shares are being sold by existing owners including CEO mark Zuckerberg, the single largest shareholder with close to 25 percent of the controlling interest, and venture capital firm Accel Partners. the IPO price is set to be $35 at the high end. at that price and with 2.137 billion shares outstanding, the Facebook IPO values the company at $74.8 billion, just a bit shy of half of the current market valuation of about $198 billion for Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). but remember, Google has sales revenue of more than 10 times that of Facebook. the Facebook IPO may have come at a hefty price tag for public investors.
Facebook had revenue of $3.711 billion, or $1.74 per share, for the year ended in December 31, 2011, based on financial statement data contained in the company’s Form S-1 Registration Statement filed with the SEC. this compares to Google’s revenue of $37.905 billion, or $116.63 per share, for the same period. at the potential IPO price of $35, the Facebook IPO is demanding a price-to-sales ratio of more than 20, while Google commands a price-to-sales ratio of only about 5. another highly valued company Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) also trades at about 5 times its sales revenue. It is true that Facebook has seen its revenue about doubling for each of the past five years. but given that its sales currently rely solely on online ads, if the sales slows without newfound help from other sources, the stock price may have to come down to adjust for a more reasonable price-to-sales ratio.
In terms of equity book value, the Facebook IPO price at the high end also appears to be an overstretch in valuation. Facebook reported total shareholders’ equity of $4.899 billion as of 12/31/2011. this equals $2.50 per share for the company’s original owners, caculated as $4.899 billion/(2.137-0.180) billion shares to exclude the issuance of additional 180 million shares to the public. According to a Bloomberg report, existing shareholders paid an average of $1.10 a share for Facebook. this means that over the yeas, early investors have seen their share value increasing to $2.50 per share from their original contribution of $1.1 per share on a book-vlaue basis. now through the IPO, current company owners are able to value their shares at $35, amounting to a 14-fold increase in valuation. What this in turn means for new investors is that they are investing in each share worth of $2.50 in equity book value for $35 at a price-to-book ratio of 14. Many investors would consider this as a sign of over-valuation.
IPO proceeds from the new issuance of 180 million shares will certainly add to the company’s total book value. at $35 per share, capital contributions from new shareholders will increase the pre-IPO book value of $2.50 per share to about $5.25 per share post IPO, caculated as [$4.899 billion + ($35 x 0.180 billion shares)]/2.137 billion shares. Thus, in post-IPO trading, at the $35 price level, Facebook stock would be trading at a price-to-book ratio of around 7, which is about the same level of P/B ratio for Apple. but Apple had over $100 billion in sales revenue for the latest year, compared with Facebook’s mere $3.7 billion. Google, on the other hand, has a P/B ratio of only 3.4, but its sales revenue is also higher than Facebook’s.
Facebook’s IPO valuation may seem even more alarming when judging by the P/E ratio. Facebook reported $0.52 per share of net income in its SEC registration statement. at $35, Facebook stock would be trading at a P/E ratio of close to 70. Meanwhile, both Google and Apple have a P/E ratio of about 18 and 14 respectively.
So where is Facebook’s face value and are investors paying for what the company is actually worth? It seems that all the valuation metrics have shown only a premium, or over-valuation, to the company’s face value. Post-IPO trading could be under quite some pressure if the market fails to justify such a high premium.
Woods replies to questions
from fans, not media
The only questions Tiger Woods fielded before his next tournament came from fans.
Instead of a news conference before the Wells Fargo Championship, a PGA Tour event that starts Thursday in Charlotte, N.C., Woods answered 19 questions Monday in a 15-minute video posted on his website.
Questions to the winner of 14 majors were submitted through Facebook and Twitter.
Woods is coming off his worst Masters performance as a pro, a tie for 40th place in which he was criticized after kicking a club in disgust after a poor tee shot in the second round in Augusta, Ga.
Woods, 36, will not speak to reporters until his first round at Quail Hollow.
His agent, mark Steinberg, said, “The media will continue to have access to him. This isn’t anything more than a couple of times a year to interact with the fans.”
A fan asked Woods what he had been working on with swing coach Sean Foley since the Masters, which ended April 8.
“At the Masters, I was kind of struggling with my ball-striking a little bit,” Woods said. “Sean and I fixed it. it had to do with posture.
“My setup wasn’t quite right, as well as my takeaway. I just needed to do hundreds of reps. I’m getting dialed in.”
U.S. men’s basketball team
gets tough draw for London
The way things have been going, Americans should have expected a tough road back to a gold medal in men’s basketball.
“It’s been that kind of a year,” USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said.
The United States, reeling from major injuries to NBA standouts Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose, was placed into what appears to be the more difficult group during the draw for this year’s London Games.
The defending champions face Argentina, France and Tunisia in Group A, plus two more teams from a last-chance qualifying tournament in Venezuela in July. Solid European squads such as Lithuania, Russia and Greece — the last country to beat the U.S. squad — are favorites to grab those spots.
Argentina, the 2004 gold and 2008 bronze medalist, will have Manu Ginobili and Luis Scola back. The resurgent French were the European runners-up last year, led by San Antonio point guard Tony Parker. Tunisia beat Angola last year for the African championship.
“It appears that our group, Group A, is going to be extremely competitive,” U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke said in a statement.
Spain, the 2008 silver medalist, heads Group B, which includes Australia, Brazil, China and Britain. One qualifier from Venezuela will join them.
The U.S. women’s team, winner of the last four Olympic gold medals, seemingly has an easier draw — Group A, with China, Angola and three teams from the qualifying tournament played in Turkey in June.
Group B will have Australia, Brazil, Britain, Russia and two qualifiers.
The Olympic basketball tournaments will take place from July 28 to Aug. 12.
Shock’s Jones to miss season
The Tulsa Shock will be without its leading scorer and rebounder, Tiffany Jones. She is expecting her first child.
Shock officials announced the 27-year-old Jones, who previously played under her maiden name of Tiffany Jackson, would miss the entire season. She averaged 12.4 points and 8.4 rebounds last year.
• In college basketball, former Virginia Tech assistant James Johnson reportedly will be hired to coach the Hokies, replacing the fired Seth Greenberg, and Binghamton of New York fired coach Mark Macon — a former NBA player — after a 2-29 season.
Maryland guard Terrell Stoglin has entered the NBA draft after receiving a one-year suspension from the school. He averaged 21.6 points last season as a sophomore.
• Tennis-ball maker Penn is taking exception to advertising claims by Dunlop and has served its rival with a federal lawsuit.
Penn Racquet Sports and parent company Head USA filed a claim of false advertising in U.S. District Court in Connecticut. The lawsuit claims Dunlop has been misleading the public by labeling Dunlop balls as the “World’s no. 1 Ball” and boasting it has a 70 percent share of the global tennis-ball market.
• Richard Petty Motorsports hired crew chief Mike Ford to take over Aric Almirola‘s race team. Ford replaces Greg Erwin as crew chief for the no. 43 team.
Ford had been out of work since December, when Joe Gibbs Racing replaced him as crew chief for Denny Hamlin with Darian Grubb.
• The group that runs horse racing in New York put its $475,000-a-year top executive on leave along with the senior vice president after a state report said $8.5 million in winnings wasn’t paid to bettors.
The New York Racing Association Executive Committee said CEO Charlie Hayward and senior vice president Patrick Kehoe, who makes $423,000 a year, are indefinitely on unpaid administrative leave.
A state Racing and Wagering Board interim report concluded NYRA’s management intentionally miscalculated winnings paid over 15 months. The report said NYRA knew it was shortchanging bettors by extracting inaccurate takeout rates from winnings and did nothing about it, a claim NYRA disputes.
• FedEx donated $2.5 million to the University of Memphis to complete renovation of the video board and sound system at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
• Billy Neighbors, a former Alabama lineman and NFL player, died at a Huntsville, Ala., hospital. The College Football Hall of Famer, who played offense and defense at Alabama, was 72.
Seattle Times news services
by Mallary Jean Tenore Published Apr. 11, 2012 3:06 pm Updated Apr. 11, 2012 6:24 pm
State Attorney and special prosecutor Angela Corey is expected to announce today at 6 p.m. whether criminal charges will be filed against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., in February. The Washington Post reports that Zimmerman will be charged, though it is not clear with what crime.
Zimmerman’s lawyers resigned Tuesday after losing touch with their client, who they said contacted Corey, as well as Fox News’ Sean Hannity. Zimmerman also talked about his new website via email with student journalist Wesley Lowery.
Before the charges are announced, here are eight things your newsroom needs to do:
Be ready to watch the conversation taking place around the stories you publish. This includes comments on stories, as well as those on Facebook pages and Twitter feeds. Decide who will be responsible for moderating and responding to them. Determine how you will handle racially charged comments. consider asking a local expert to weigh in on comment threads for additional perspective.
Identify and contact local experts who can add context and give people a better understanding of the legal implications of the story. also be sure to differentiate between opinions and expertise.
Discuss how you will flag and verify new information and photos circulating on social networks before you share them.
Find a local angle. how does this news affect members of your community, and how can you make it relevant to them? how are people in the community responding?
Understand what the legal charges mean. Learn the difference between first-degree murder, second-degree murder and manslaughter in Florida and in your coverage area. When the charges are announced, you’ll need to explain them.
Think about what the charges could mean for your state’s Stand Your Ground Law if you have one. how might this charge affect the law — in Florida and other states?
Remind staff to avoid coded language when talking about the racial components of this story. Decide how you will describe Zimmerman’s background and be consistent.
Have conversations about the images you’ll use to portray Zimmerman and Martin. how have you been using the images, and how will the news affect your use of them moving forward, if at all?
If you’re a newsroom manager, consider whether it’s important to send a reporter/crew to cover this story in person. Talk about it with your colleagues to hear their thoughts and advice.
Brainstorm the follow-up stories you may do after the charges are announced. what if new evidence turns up? does the legal decision effectively end your coverage of this story? or, is your audience and newsroom prepared for continuing coverage?
Julie Moos contributed to this report.