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See all posts by Alan Oscroft I look back over the FTSE 100 and think “Have I missed the stock market recovery?” Since March 2020 in the depths of the crash, the Footsie has gained around 35%. So am I now too late to take advantage of surging share prices?I think looking at the Footsie alone gives a skewed view. It shows what the market has done as a whole, but it’s silent on which stocks might have great recoveries still ahead of them. Look at Rolls-Royce and International Consolidated Airlines (IAG), both hammered by the travel downturn.5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…Neither has yet recovered. The Rolls-Royce share price is down around 65% over the past two years, while IAG shares have fallen closer to 70%. So, have I missed the stock market recovery? I haven’t missed a recovery in those two, that’s for sure. I think, in a few years’ time, both will probably have come back strongly. But I reckon there’s still a big risk that they could need more funding, and any potential recovery could be set back even longer.Recovery versus riskThat brings me to a conscious decision I made. I vowed not to invest in shares I considered very risky, no matter how cheap they might look. No, I’d rather wait until I see positive signs of recovery in their underlying businesses. It meant I’d miss some of the biggest share price gains, for sure. But I’m happy to avoid the risk and settle for what I see as safer, if possibly lower, long-term recovery profits. So when I ask “Have I missed the stock market recovery?” the answer is a partial yes, but deliberately as part of risk avoidance.So what am I looking at? I’m after sustainable, progressive, dividends. And I reckon there are plenty of attractive dividend stocks out there still at bargain prices. On that score, I bought some City of London Investment Trust shares. The investment trust has lifted its annual dividend for 54 years in a row, and currently offers a 4.8% yield. Even after a partial stock market recovery, I still see good yields to lock in for the long term.So what can I do to benefit from the recovery?In another sector, I think the banks are still good buys. Their dividends are already coming back. And bank share prices, and valuations, still look depressed to me. There’s always a risk that bad debts will bite harder than feared, and the sector could face a few more weak years. But I reckon that if I buy more bank shares now (I hold Lloyds Banking Group), I’ll still be taking advantage of the longer-term stock market recovery that I see ahead of us.This all brings me to the bigger, long-term, picture. The UK stock market has had a pretty awful decade. And I see the Covid-19 stock market crash as part of a longer-term weak trend for share prices. That might even be part of the reason for the relatively quick short-term recovery — that shares were undervalued to start with.So, I’ll ask myself one last time: Have I missed the recovery? Not really. I’ve missed part of the Covid-19 crash recovery, though I really don’t think all of it. I see a longer-term recovery ahead, and I’ve not missed that. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Have I missed the stock market recovery? 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online charity YouthNet will this month launch a marketing campaign to increase users of its youth advice site Following Vodafone’s recent pledge of £3 million, online charity YouthNet will this month launch a marketing campaign to increase users of its youth advice site TheSite.org by 500% and reach over three million users.Read YouthNet aims to boost users at Revolution. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 27 June 2001 | News YouthNet aims to increase users by 500% 16 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Home Indiana Agriculture News Purdue Ag Week Kicks Off Monday SHARE Purdue Ag Week Kicks Off Monday By Purdue University News Service – Apr 9, 2021 Facebook Twitter During the week of April 12-16, Purdue University will celebrate its 10th Ag Week virtually and on campus. Ag Week is a weeklong event where students highlight the giant leaps within the agriculture industry and Purdue’s College of Agriculture. Students are invited to engage in-person with daily events on Memorial Mall, and the public can stay connected on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and YouTube at @PurdueAgWeek.The Purdue Ag Week Task Force, a team of 19 students, has worked to ensure that Ag Week takes place this year – with extra safety and health precautions. Key events are:Milk Monday: Presented by the Purdue Dairy Club and falling on National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Milk Monday will consist of dairy-related snacks, games and information on Memorial Mall. There might even be a four-legged animal or two. Funds will be raised to help combat local food insecurity through a dine-to-donate event with Mad Mushroom Pizza. Guest speaker will be Jeff Simmons, CEO of Elanco, online and through the Purdue Ag podcast.Hammer Down Hunger (Tuesday): In place of the typical food packing for Hammer Down Hunger, this year there will be a College of Ag canned food drive. Canned foods will be collected on Memorial Mall at the student organization booths and at Mad Mushroom. Speaking on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube will be Evan Rocheford, CEO of NutraMaize.Wellness Wednesday: Wellness Wednesday will focus on farm and food safety and wellness and support within the food and agricultural community. The Wellness Wednesday committee will host Kayla Dunham, who will share her food safety story on campus and virtually. There also will be a virtual panel of industry professionals who are sponsors for Ag Week. The Presidential Dialogue speaker of the day will be Phil Nelson, one of Purdue’s three World Food Prize laureates, accessible via Purdue Ag social media sites.Burger Bash (Thursday): Burgers will be served on Memorial Mall, prepacked and handed out safely, to educate Purdue students on what makes up a burger. Speaking virtually on social media and Spotify will be Presidential Dialogue speaker Joe McGuire from Pure Green Farms.Fry-Day: In place of handing out free french fries, potato chips will be handed out this year on Memorial Mall. Purdue Agriculture Dean Karen Plaut and Associate Dean Christine Wilson will be special guests of the day and can be heard on the Presidential Dialogue posts.Each day, College of Agriculture student organizations be set up in booths on Memorial Mall. The Ag Week Task Force will have a booth to distribute free promotional items. There will be daily quizzes to be completed virtually, and all quiz-takers will be entered in a drawing for prizes. Follow the Purdue Ag social media sites for updates and more information. Purdue Ag Week will be abiding by all Protect Purdue rules and safety protocols. SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleCommentary: Pave Paradise and Put Up a Parking LotNext articleHAT Market Analysis for 4/9/21 with Bob Utterback Purdue University News Service
Centennial climate variability over the last ice age exhibits clear bipolar behavior. High-resolution analyses of marine sediment cores from the Iberian margin trace a number of associated changes simultaneously. Proxies of sea surface temperature and water mass distribution, as well as relative biomarker content, demonstrate that this typical north-south coupling was pervasive for the cold phases of climate during the past 420,000 years. Cold episodes after relatively warm and largely ice-free periods occurred when the predominance of deep water formation changed from northern to southern sources. These results reinforce the connection between rapid climate changes at Mediterranean latitudes and century-to-millennial variability in northern and southern polar regions.
We use model data from the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS), measurements from automatic weather stations and satellite observations to investigate the association between surface energy balance (SEB), surface melt and the occurrence of föhn winds over Larsen C Ice Shelf (Antarctic Peninsula) over the period November 2010 – March 2011. Föhn conditions occurred for over 20% of the time during this period and are associated with increased air temperatures and decreased relative humidity (relative to non-föhn conditions) over the western part of the ice shelf. During föhn conditions, the downward turbulent flux of sensible heat and the downwelling shortwave radiation both increase. However, in AMPS, these warming tendencies are largely balanced by an increase in upward latent heat flux and a decrease in downwelling longwave radiation so the impact of föhn on the modelled net SEB is small. This balance is highly sensitive to the representation of surface energy fluxes in the model and limited validation data suggest that AMPS may underestimate the sensitivity of SEB and melt to föhn. There is broad agreement on the spatial pattern of melt between the model and satellite observations but disagreement in the frequency with which melt occurs. Satellite observations indicate localized regions of persistent melt along the foot of the Antarctic Peninsula mountains which are not simulated by the model. Furthermore, melt is observed to persist in these regions during extended periods when föhn does not occur, suggesting that other factors may be important in controlling melt in these regions.
November 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 4 Kansas beats BYU 71-56 for spot in Maui title game Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars Basketball/Kansas Jayhawks/Maui Jim Maui Invitational Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — David McCormack scored 16 points, Ochai Agbaji added 14 and No. 4 Kansas turned a huge second half into a trip to the Maui Invitational title game with a 71-56 victory over Brigham Young on Tuesday night.The Jayhawks (5-1) dominated inside against the smaller Cougars and did a good job of rotating out to their shooters to earn a shot at their third Maui Invitational championship.Kansas opened the second half with a big run to build a double-digit lead and outscored BYU 42-18 in the paint.The Jayhawks will face Dayton in Wednesday’s title game.BYU (4-3) was bothered Kansas’ length on defense, finishing 9 for 33 from behind the 3-point line. TJ Haws had 16 points, but Cougars leading scorer Jake Toolson was held to seven on 3-of-9 shooting.Kansas overwhelmed Division II Chaminade 93-63 in its Maui opener by utilizing its massive size advantage.The also-undersized Cougars used ball movement and perimeter shooting to blow past UCLA 78-63 in their opener.Neither team was particularly efficient offensively early in the semifinals, trading turnovers and clanks on the soft Lahaina Civic Center rims.The Jayhawks found a small semblance of rhythm late in the first half and locked on the Cougars defensively, holding them scoreless for 7½ minutes.BYU finally hit a few shots late and was within 29-27 at halftime.Kansas got on a roll to start the second period by getting the ball inside, opening with a 13-2 run to go up 42-31.The Jayhawks piled on after that with a 19-4 spurt and hit 17 of 32 shots in the second half.BIG PICTUREBYU pulled off one upset by knocking off UCLA in its opener, but had a hard time matching Kansas’ size in the semifinals.The Jayhawks shook off some early ugliness on offense with a dominant second half to earn a shot at adding to the 1996 and 2015 titles in their trophy case.UP NEXTKansas plays Dayton in Wednesday’s title game.BYU faces Virginia Tech in the third-place game.
Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to ApplicantsOpen to all applicants. * Do you have five (5) to seven (7) years related progressivework experience in Procurement services with three (3) years ofsupervisory experience?YesNo Job Description Summary / TWC Summary Security Sensitive Position?Yes Official TSU TitleDIRECTOR OF PROCUREMENT Five (5) to seven (7) years related progressive work experience inProcurement services with three (3) years of supervisoryexperience.Experience in higher education/governmental setting. And,experience with State of Texas procurement policy and procedurespreferred. Open Until Filled (overrides close field)Yes 1.0 Certified Purchasing Manager ( CPM ), Accredited PurchasingPractitioner ( APP ), Certified Professional Public Buyer ( CPPB ),Certified Public Purchasing Officer ( CPPO ), or Certified TexasContract Manager ( CTCM ). Desired start date % FTE Required Licensing/Certification Position Details Grant TitleN/A Under general supervision, responsible for the oversight of thedaily Purchasing function and ensures business outcomes,performance indicators, project deliverables and deadlines areachieved. Actively manage staff performance and participates in theUniversity in achieving its mission and vision. Essential Duties Summary Posting Details Knowledge of:• Policies, procedures, and practices in Higher Education.• Federal, State, Local, and County laws, rules, regulations andprocedures governing public purchasing and procurement.• Principles, practices, methods, regulations and procedures ofcompetitive bidding, purchasing and procurement systems.• Accounting and Budgeting practices and procedures.• Analytical tools and purchasing software (e.g., Banner, Argos, orother job-related systems).• Procurement process and understanding of various product andservice commodities.• Microsoft Office Professional or similar applications.Skill in:• Effective customer service.• Problem-solving and decision-making.• Excellent leadership and communication.• Organizational and facilitation and preparing and presentingpresentations.• Dedication to detailed and timely work.• Purchasing methods and procedures.• Multitasking and time management.• Principles and practices of supervision, training and personnelmanagement.• Program and project management.• Familiarity with online Legal/Contract Management System.• Both verbal and written communication.Ability to:• Demonstrate leadership.• Prepare detailed reports.• Work independently.• Work effectively and cross functionally with customer andvendors.• Establish and maintain complete and accurate purchasingrecords.• Use Banner or similar data base.• Analyze regulatory changes affecting procurement operations anddevelop monitoring programs to support ongoing quality improvementinitiatives.• Establish and maintain effective communication and workingrelationships with suppliers, staff, faculty and state procurementstaff.• Interpret and explain state and university purchasing policies,procedures, regulations, and laws.• Supervise, schedule and coordinate purchasing functions,activities and services.• Sets the standard for principles, methods and procedures in anarea and determines long-term direction under his/herguidance. Posting NumberTSU202383 Work Experience Close Date Working/Environmental Conditions Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply chain management orother discipline related to the work of the Procurement Office froman accredited college or university.MBA preferred. * Do you have experience in higher education/governmentalsetting?YesNo Hiring Range$84,429.00 – $105,536.00 Posting Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Education Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities • Provides daily management and supervision of PurchasingOperations, ensuring appropriate and consistent interpretation ofand compliance with State procurement laws, regulations policiesand procedures.• Responsible for identifying and driving high-impact opportunitiesto improve, promote, develop, and implement procurementprocesses.• Allocates financial and personnel resources in a manner toachieve both day to day operating goals as well as the department’sand University’s strategic goals.• Oversees competitive bid processes (RFP’s, RFI’s and RFQ’s, ITB).• Ensures all required goods, services and equipment required bydepartments are obtained in the most cost effective and timelymanner.• Ensures all federal, state, local, and departmental reports(Example: Senate Bill 20, Bid Ops, AVL, List of Expiring Bids, LBB,etc.) are prepared, maintained, and submitted timely.• Conducts vendor performance evaluations.• Facilitates the settlement of procurement disputes and assistwith the interpretation of procurement related legal regulatoryissues.• Interviews and negotiates with vendors and other representativesregarding prices, trade discounts, and deliverables.• Manages year-end processes and procedures to ensure procurementrelevant documents are closed and postings finalized at theappropriate time.• Develops and provide training to departments on procurementregulatory requirements, processes, policies and procedures.• Reviews purchase requisitions and authorizes procurementcontracts, purchase orders, and other procurement relateddocuments.• Oversees the organization of HUB and MWBE activities as well asdata accumulation required to be reported to the state.• Answers questions and provides information to faculty, staff,public, and state officials; investigates complaints and recommendscorrective action as necessary for the resolution ofcomplaints.• Manages, supervise and train procurement employees. Carries outsupervisory responsibilities in accordance with the University’spolicies and applicable law.• Performs other job-related duties as assigned. Limited standing and/or walking.Handling light weight objects.Using or carrying equipment.Stoop, bend or lift.May require routine travel. UA EEO Statement * Do you have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business,Finance, Supply chain management or other discipline related to thework of the Procurement Office from an accredited college oruniversity? MBA preferred.Bachelor’s Degree or HigherMBANone of the above Hours of Work8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a workenvironment that is free from discrimination for all personsregardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin,individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protectedveteran status in its programs, activities, admissions oremployment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictlyobserved in all University employment-related activities such asadvertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employmenttraining, compensation, promotion, termination, and employmentbenefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment anddiscrimination in employment based on race, color, religion,gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin,individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protectedveteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance withthe provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws,including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil RightsAct.Manual of Administrative Policies andProcedures * Do you have experience with State of Texas procurement policyand procedures?YesNo * Do you have one or more of the following certifications?Please list all that applies. Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM),Accredited Purchasing Practitioner (APP), Certified ProfessionalPublic Buyer (CPPB), Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO), orCertified Texas Contract Manager (CTCM)(Open Ended Question) Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOfficial TranscriptsOptional DocumentsOther DocumentReference Letter 1Reference Letter 2Reference Letter 3
Few people did more to launch rock and roll into the national consciousness than Chuck Berry and Fats Domino. Accordingly, few people are more worthy of a tribute at the Grammys than those two men, who both passed away in 2017. Berry and Domino got their tribute on Sunday night, though, one could easily argue that innovators of that caliber deserve more than the paltry two-and-a-half minutes that were allotted in their honor.In any case, Gary Clark Jr. and Jon Batiste did a great job with what they were given. Clark’s blues-rock chops and Batiste’s New Orleans spirit made them perfect choices for the tribute, which featured a medley of Domino’s “Ain’t That A Shame” and Berry’s “Maybelline” (both of the influential tunes were released in 1955). You can check out the tribute below.“Ain’t That A Shame” and “Maybelline”[Photo: Screengrab of YouTube]