Next shares are up 50% in 6 months. Here’s why I’m buying

first_img See all posts by Nadia Yaqub I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Next shares are up 50% in 6 months. Here’s why I’m buying Nadia Yaqub | Wednesday, 6th January, 2021 | More on: NXT Since the first UK lockdown in March 2020, Next (LSE: NXT) shares have soared. It seems that the coronavirus pandemic has sifted the strong from the weak in the the world of retail.The company has fared better than its competitors but can it withstand the latest bout of UK lockdown measures? Let’s look at the investment case for Next shares in detail.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…Online shoppingAlthough Next operates bricks-and-mortar stores, its strong online business has enabled it to weather the coronavirus crisis. E-commerce sales accounted for 50% of the British retailer’s 2019/20 revenue.Next has been successful in leveraging its history in catalogue retail into a thriving e-commerce business. The infrastructure needed to deliver a mail-order parcel is not dissimilar to what’s needed to deliver an online order.The pandemic is far from over and I expect the online division to continue to grow, which should be positive for Next shares.Long-term behaviour changesThe staple British retailer, which sells clothing, footwear, home products and beauty, has a very strong brand, as well as selling other successful labels. Focusing on the bigger picture, I think Next is in a good place to weather the current disruption. Specifically, it is in a good position to capitalise on the long-term behaviour shift to online shopping.Where some high street retailers lack an online presence of a similar scale to Next, the retailer’s early adoption of an omnichannel approach will allow it to reap the rewards in a post Covid-19 world.Not only are Next’s online sales growing within the UK, but also overseas. This shows that there is international demand for the retailer’s offer. And I expect the company to capitalise on this international opportunity, which should prove positive for Next shares.Store managementDuring the first UK lockdown, Next had to close all of its 500 retail stores. And as long as Covid-19 remains a threat, there is uncertainty over how long Next’s retail stores will remain shut.What gives me some comfort is that the retailer has done a good job in managing its store estate. Next shops typically have shorter and more favourable leases than many peers. Its stores are also focused on retail destinations outside city centres, which have fared better during the pandemic. This has helped the shares and gives the company an extra degree of flexibility.I think the retailer will continue to review its store estate constantly and close some shops when their leases expire if they’re not seen as profitable enough. This would reduce costs, boost profitability and ultimately increase Next’s share price.Recent trading updateThis week, Next issued a good Christmas trading update. Total Q4 online sales increased 38% and categories that performed well included home, loungewear and sportswear.But it warned that the additional £28m profit it made from better than expected sales in November and December could be entirely wiped out by the forthcoming lockdown.Would I buy now? Yes, even though Next is not out of the woods just yet. I think the company has done the right things and its forecast of a big year-end reduction in net debt, if delivered, will put the retailer in a strong financial position.I expect Next shares to experience some short-term volatility. But for a long-term investor like me, the company has a lot of appeal. 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Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Nadia Yaqub has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of Next. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images. last_img read more

RBS 6 Nations: Round Five Talking Points

first_imgIn truth, both of these sides are still trying to change and move forward. Gradually. Be it from eight losses in a row and a dastardly World Cup draw, or an unexpected upturn in fortunes.Of course little tweaks may mean an interesting long-term turn, but in this moment, with this pressure, the perspiration and the title, well, it could all come down to a brutal crescendo. While tearing into each other, the players who keep their heads, will win. He and Rob Howley have publicly spoken of why he does not want the pressure of captaincy when he could just focus on his game. When he is focussed on his game, mind you, others tend to be familiarised with the dirt and relieved of their ball, so it is no surprise that both player and coach want to let him the game and see if he can accommodate fellow openside Justin Tipuric.However, the young man has just been named brand ambassador with Thomas Pink, the official tailor for the British and Irish Lions. If this is as well thought through, as we would assume, the no-captaincy thing might pay off for this summer, too.Lame ducks no moreEngland put in a less-than-inspiring performance against Italy last round and will have spent a week being told just that. The changes have come in as they opted for Ben Youngs, Joe Marler and Tom Croft, making sure that smart tactics and consistency trumps the ballast and derring-do of Danny Care, Mako Vunipola and James Haskell.Shouting out: the abrasive Marler has earned a recallReturning is also Owen Farrell, hoping to pull England into shape and get back to the momentum-generating rhythm that has seen England improve of late. The question is, can these changes and tactical moves ensure that they can punch through the home side, who will look to smother England? If they do England are hard to shackle.Building to the World CupPutting aside the fact that these two have each other in World Cup 2015 – mainly because it is years away – Stuart Lancaster has suggested that winning the Six Nations would be a huge boost for a growing side. He told Press Association: “Both sides have got the chance to win the championship, so effectively it’s a shootout. In that sense to go to Cardiff and try and win a Grand Slam is a great test.”He mentions test, shootout and winning the tournament, but only trying for the Grand Slam. It is a phrase he may have put in his mouth a lot, but he will not be looking too far ahead. during the England training session held at Pennyhill Park on March 12, 2013 in Bagshot, England. Aye aye, skipper: Former captain Sam Warburton shares a smile with Saturday’s leader, Gethin JenkinsBy Alan DymockTHE SIX Nations is roaring into the last weekend of action after lurching past week one and it is now nearly impossible to keep pace with the competition. The BBC, however, will be missing a trick if it is John Inverdale leading proceedings on Super Sexy Sensational Saturday.It should be David Attenborough in front of the cameras in a cacophonous Cardiff.There will be plenty of wildlife, a bloody battle at the top the food chain and perhaps some surprising mating rituals near the watering holes of the principality capital. Throw in some soaring balls, beastly scrums and possibly even a rare swandive and it is hard to suggest a more compelling frenzy anywhere else on the planet.So what could be spotted on this safari of smacks?Out front: Alun Wyn Jones leading the way against ScotlandThe Lesser-spotted CaptainForget Ospreys leader Alun Wyn Jones or the wounded Ryan Jones. Forget the resurgent Sam Warburton. Galloping into the frame for captain of Wales this weekend is Gethin Jenkins.Jenkins has enjoyed migrating back to Wales for the championship and has grown in stature the longer he has been in camp. There were doubts about his fitness and mindset after spending most of this domestic season waiting in the wings for Andrew Sheridan in Toulon. However, he has played steadily and reliably in the Welsh front row.He still has points to prove in order to be assured of a Lions spot this summer and a few are baffled by ‘Melon’ being handed the arm band, but he will keep doing what he’s been doing 97 times previously. There is so much balance and so many other leaders elsewhere.The pink-breasted Lion?Last week Warburton put in a Man of the Match performance as he careered into the Scottish breakdown. He scavenged and smashed, picking off the weaker one-out runners that the Scots offered up. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSlast_img read more

Nigeria’s president meets Archbishop of Canterbury in London

first_img Rector Smithfield, NC Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Bath, NC Tags Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Archbishop of Canterbury Rector Albany, NY Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Submit a Press Release New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Nigeria’s president meets Archbishop of Canterbury in London Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Hopkinsville, KY The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Press Release Service Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Rector Washington, DC Featured Jobs & Calls Anglican Communion, Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit an Event Listing In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Rector Belleville, IL Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Events Submit a Job Listing Rector Tampa, FL Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Knoxville, TN Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Director of Music Morristown, NJ Africa, Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York [Anglican Communion News Service] The president of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, held a meeting April 11 with Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby and Secretary General of the Anglican Communion Josiah Idowu-Fearon. The two Anglican leaders were received by Buhari at Abuja House in London, Nigeria’s High Commission. A presidency spokesman had earlier said that Buhari would be discussing “inter-religious harmony in Nigeria and the world” with the archbishop, who was described as the president’s “good friend.”Read the full article here. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Collierville, TN Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Posted Apr 11, 2018 Rector Martinsville, VA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA last_img read more

Thanksgiving Day Meal Remains a Good Value

first_imgThe shopping list includes turkey, bread stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls with butter, peas, cranberries, a relish tray of carrots and celery, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and both coffee and milk, all in quantities sufficient to serve a family of 10. There is also plenty for leftovers. Every year, the American Farm Bureau Federation surveys the cost of a traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. This year the cost of the overall meal is up slightly, but  turkey prices are down. US turkey production has been down slightly this year. Thus wholesale prices have been up, but that does not mean you will be paying more for bird at the center of your holiday table.  AFBF economist John Anderson stated, “Turkey production has been down some this year, so you might think that would contribute to a higher retail price. But that’s really not what we’ve seen if you look at the last couple of months of information from USDA on turkey prices. Their retail prices have been lower. Wholesale turkey prices have been a little higher, so what we may be seeing is retailers deciding to take a little lower margin to get people in the store.” A whole turkey will average $21.65 a decrease of $1.35 per lb. from last year. Facebook Twitter SHARE  “As a consumer, I’m very happy to see prices continue to go down,” said Isabella Chism, Indiana Farm Bureau second vice president. “As a farmer, I’m honored to help produce the food for family Thanksgiving celebrations.” But, as Anderson points out, the cost of the meal is a testament to the bounty and productivity of American agriculture,  “The cost of our Thanksgiving meal works out to less than $5 per serving. That’s incredibly affordable. To be able to provide a special holiday meal for your family really for less than the cost of a fast food meal is remarkable, and it’s something that we shouldn’t take for granted.” Home Indiana Agriculture News Thanksgiving Day Meal Remains a Good Value Anderson said higher prices some of the other items on the table contributed to the slightly higher price of the meal, “A few things that did increase though were sweet potatoes; pumpkin pie mix was up a little bit; and probably the items that were up more than anything else, although still not a major move, were the dairy-related products. We have whipping cream and whole milk in the survey, and we also have miscellaneous items which includes butter.” The cost of a traditional Thanksgiving Day meal for 10 was found to be $49.41, up just 39 cents from a year ago. By Gary Truitt – Nov 20, 2014 The largest increase was for sweet potatoes, which rose by 21 cents per pound for a total average price of $3.60 for 3 pounds. Other increases: a combined group of miscellaneous items including coffee and ingredients necessary to prepare the meal (onions, eggs, sugar, flour, evaporated milk, and butter) rose 28 cents to $3.48; a half-pint of whipping cream rose 27 cents to $1.89; whole milk increased by 17 cents per gallon to $2.93; pumpkin pie filling rose by 7 cents per 30-ounce can to $3.14; and a dozen rolls rose by 3 cents to $1.86. Thanksgiving Day Meal Remains a Good Value The Indiana survey was conducted by 29 volunteer shoppers who went into local grocery stores around the state and collected the price information. Farm Bureau volunteer shoppers are asked to look for the best possible prices, without taking advantage of special promotional coupons or purchase deals, such as spending $50 and receiving a free turkey. The big-ticket item – a 16-pound turkey – was $20.96 or $1.31 per pound, a decrease of 13 cents per pound and$2.08 overall. Other prices that decreased on the survey were cranberries, which dropped by 30 cents per 12-ounce bag to $2.14; stuffing, which dropped by 22 cents to $2.40; a 16-ounce bag of peas, which dropped by 2 cents to $1.38; a two-pack of frozen pie shells, which dropped by a penny to $2.33; and a 1-pound relish tray of carrots and celery, down 1 cent to 83 cents. Thanksgiving Day Meal Remains a Good Value The cost of the meal has remained under $50 for the past several years. The cost for a traditional Thanksgiving meal in Indiana decreased from 2013 to 2014, according to an informal survey of grocery prices from Indiana Farm Bureau. This is the second year in a row the survey total has decreased. The annual survey indicates that the average cost for this year’s Thanksgiving meal for 10 is $46.93, down nearly $1.19 from last year’s average of $48.12 and down more than $4 from the 2012 total of $51.05 (an all-time high for the survey). SHARE Facebook Twitter Previous articleFarm Groups React to Obama Speech on ImmigrationNext articleMorning Outlook Gary Truittlast_img read more

Authorities strike double blow against opposition press

first_img Organisation August 6, 2004 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Authorities strike double blow against opposition press Follow the news on Belarus May 27, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts News “We welcome opening of criminal investigation in Lithuania in response to our complaint against Lukashenko” RSF says Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News RSF_en BelarusEurope – Central Asia ——06.08.04 – Authorities strike double blow against opposition pressReporters Without Borders today accused the Belarus authorities of denying the population the right to independent news in the run-up to elections after they announced the permanent closure of opposition weekly Rabochaya Solidarnost on 2 August and suspended printing of the independent daily Narodnaya Volya on 4 August.The information ministry said Rabochaya Solidarnost would have to remain closed because the supreme court has dissolved the Belarus Labour Party, one of the newspaper’s co-founders. Printing of Narodnaya Volya was ordered suspended until it paid damages to a former head of the state television and a businessman.Reporters Without Borders said these two decisions constituted further serious attacks on an independent press that was already subject to widespread harassment in Belarus. “Every means possible is used to silence voices that are not in harmony with the president’s way of thinking,” the organisation said.The Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) printing house received an order to stop printing Narodnaya Volya on 4 August, a day after a regional court confiscated equipment belonging to the newspaper. Editor Iosif Seredich said at a press conference yesterday that the value of the equipment and material seize was more than the damages claimed by businessman Sergei Atroschenko, although this was the reason given for the seizure.The newspaper is also required to retract allegations made about former state TV director Yahor Rybakov although he is being detained on corruption charges and has been in prison for several months. The state prosecutor has announced the confiscation of 500,000 dollars from Ryabakov on the grounds that it was illegally obtained. One hundred thousand dollars have already been seized. “And yet we have to publish an article saying he is the world’s most honest man.” Seredich complained.The Belarus supreme court on 31 May confirmed a lower court conviction on 17 November 2003 ordering Narodnaya Volya to pay Ryabakov 20,000 euros in damages for libel because of an October 2001 interview with Eleonora Yazerskaya in which she accused him of mismanagement.The other newspaper, Rabochaya Solidarnost, was originally suspended for three months by information minister on 3 June for “violating the media law” by allegedly failing to update its registration details with the authorities. The information ministry now argues that the newspaper has ceased to exist because of the supreme court’s dissolution of the PBT, one of the organisations that founded it.PBT leader Alexandre Bukhvostov told Reporters Without Borders that the newspaper was the target of official hostility because it criticised the pro-government Federation of Belarus Trade Unions.Reporters Without Borders condemned the administrative harassment of the independent press in its 2004 annual report. These papers are seen as too critical of President Lukashenko’s regime, which Reporters Without Borders lists as one of the 37 “predator of press freedom” worldwide.During 2003, the authorities suspended and repeatedly sanctioned more than ten newspapers, prevented around 15 independent media from appearing and shut down several human rights organisations that were providing the media with a valuable service. News RSF at the Belarusian border: “The terrorist is the one who jails journalists and intimidates the public” June 2, 2021 Find out more May 28, 2021 Find out more News BelarusEurope – Central Asia to go further Help by sharing this information 07.08.04 – Leading independent daily reappearsNarodnaya Volya, Belarus’ leading independent daily, was given permission to resume publishing on 6 August after paying the damages plus interest demanded by former state television director Yahor Rybakov and businessman Sergei Atroschenko.last_img read more

Sinn Fein to raise Donegal fires in Dail tonight again

first_imgNews WhatsApp Facebook Sinn Fein have failed in a bid to have the Donegal fires raised during the adjournment in the Dail.Deputies Pearse Doherty and Padraig Mac Lochlainn are both calling on the Government to establish an inter departmental crisis response unit to tackle the fires that have spread across Donegal and other counties over the past week.Deputy Doherty says because the adjournment system is based on what he termed “an antiquated lottery system”, they will attempt to move the motion again tonight.He says the response from govenrment has been poor, and it’s been the community response which has been key to addressing the situation.However, he says more concrete plans are needed:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/3pears830.mp3[/podcast] Pinterest Google+ Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Previous articleEU structural funding should be used to create jobs – Deputy McHughNext articleBuilder died after being struck by concrete manhole News Highland Sinn Fein to raise Donegal fires in Dail tonight again NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Twitter By News Highland – May 5, 2011 Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this weeklast_img read more

Tamil Nadu Govt Transfers Investigation In Sathankulam Custodial Deaths To CBI [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesTamil Nadu Govt Transfers Investigation In Sathankulam Custodial Deaths To CBI [Read Order] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK29 Jun 2020 9:52 AMShare This – xThe Tamil Nadu Government has decided to transfer the investigation of the Sathankulam twin custodial death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The move comes after the Director General of Police requested the Government to transfer the case to the CBI, in order to facilitate a free and fair investigation. In a notification issued on Monday, Additional Chief Secretary to…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Tamil Nadu Government has decided to transfer the investigation of the Sathankulam twin custodial death case to the Central Bureau of Investigation. The move comes after the Director General of Police requested the Government to transfer the case to the CBI, in order to facilitate a free and fair investigation. In a notification issued on Monday, Additional Chief Secretary to the TN Government, SK Prbakar stated, “The Government, after careful consideration, have decided to accept the request of the Director-General of Police, Tamil Nadu, and to transfer the case registered in Kovilpatti East Police Station Crime Nos.649/2020 and 650/2020 under Section 176 (1-A) (i) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, for investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation, by issuing a notification under section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.” Accordingly, a Notification will be published in the Tamil Nadu Government Gazette. While hearing the suo moto case registered by the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court to probe into the incident, the Division Bench of Justice PN Prakash and Justice B.Pugalendhi had also remarked, “to transfer or not to transfer the case to the C.B.I., is the policy decision of the State Government.” Shri. Jeyaraj and his son, Shri. Bennicks were arrested by the Sathankulam police on June 19, allegedly for violating lockdown restrictions and further for misbehaving with on-duty police personnel. The two were remanded to Judicial custardy at Sub Jail, Kovilpatti, on June 20, 2020, and died on the following days, allegedly due to police excesses and lack of proper medical care. The police administration has already placed two Sub-Inspectors at the Sathankulam Police Station under suspension, and action has been taken against two Head Constables, who were allegedly associated with the custodial deaths. During the course of hearing of the suo moto case, the High Court was informed that the police personnel in the Sathankulam Police Station were not cooperating in the Judicial Inquiry for collecting clue materials. Transfer of matter to the CBI is intended to ensure that the matter is dealt with fairly. Click Here To Download Order Read Order Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

Osteopathic ManipulativeMedicine (OMM) Faculty (Rank commensurate w/ experience

first_imgPosting DetailsPosting NumberF00150PClassification TitleFacultyPosition TypeDisclaimerLiberty University’s hiring practices and EEO Statement are fullyin compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law createsan exception to the “religion” component of the employmentdiscrimination laws for religious organizations (includingeducational institutions), and permits them to give employmentpreference to members of their own religion. Liberty University isin that category.Position TitleOsteopathic ManipulativeMedicine (OMM) Faculty (Rank commensuratew/ experienceDoes this position require driving?YesContactRobbin Wright, Carla JonesContact Phone Ext434-592-7657 or 434-582-3437Contact [email protected] or [email protected] Summary/Basic FunctionPRIMARY PURPOSE : Demonstrate experience and expertise inOsteopathic Manipulative Medicine that ensures the integration ofscientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge andskills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles andpractices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provideservice to the university and professional communities and engagein innovative scholarship and research to advance medicalknowledge.ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS :1. Direct the education and instruction of medical students andother health care professional students while providing mentorshipand motivation for learning, research and scholarly activity inclassroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups,laboratory experience and research opportunities.2. Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for studentadvising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.3. Provide service to the university community and students throughserving on COM and department committees, providing leadership,mentorship and expertise to students, participating in communityoutreach events and with professional organizations or groups asassigned by the Dean or Department Chair.4. Participate in curriculum development, assessment andmodification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvementand assessment program.5. Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students andresidents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure thatthe students of the COM meet the standards established by thefaculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competencyestablished.6. Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and providefeedback to other members of the faculty as a portion of thecollege’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.7. Maintain a personal and professional development plan andportfolio, including documentation of teaching, professionaldevelopment activities and plans, service provided to college andcommunities, scholarly activity and research to assure personalgrowth and continued competency with specialty field.8. Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethicalbehavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions andperformance.9. Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to workcooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.10. Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist theuniversity and college in fulfilling its mission and vision thoughteaching, academic administrative duties (course/systemcoordinator), community service and/or perform special duties asassigned.11. Advance the prestige of the University and College throughadvancement of it mission and vision and advancement of yourpersonal career.12. Prepare grant proposals and academic evaluative reports.13. Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS :1. Assist administration, faculty and staff in special projects asrequired.2. Maintain work area clean and professional in appearance at alltimes.3. Maintain professionalism with all contacts.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES :1. Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medicaleducation in the classroom, laboratory, simulation and standardizedlaboratory settings and in clinical settings for students andresidents.2. Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum templates andeducational formats3. Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students andpeers4. Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical,psychological, social, or spiritual disciplines required for theeducation of medical students, the practice of medicine, theadvancement of medical knowledge and research.Minimum QualificationsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :1. Terminal degree (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or MedicalDoctor Degree) with current Board Certification in appropriate areaof specialization if applicable.2. Three (3) years academic experience as a full time facultymember at a College of Osteopathic Medicine, College of AllopathicMedicine, Academic Health Care Center or other doctoral levelallied health college, extensive experience in research orscholarly activity at a nationally recognized facility or as a fulltime faculty member in a Graduate Medical Education program.3. Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas ofclinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medicalresearch or education.4. Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards andagencies.5. Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer ifapplicable.Preferred QualificationsPREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS1. Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrativeexperience in clinical, professional, research or educationalsettings.Work Hours8:00 am to 5:00 pmPosting Date02/26/2019Special Instructions for ApplicantsQuicklinkhttps://jobs.liberty.edu/postings/20957Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsResumeCover LetterTranscriptsLetter of RecommendationCurriculum VitaeTeaching PhilosophyPastoral Reference LetterAcademic/Professional Reference Letter 1Academic/Professional Reference Letter 2Unofficial Transcript 1Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Optional DocumentsCareer Advancement Form (For Current LU Employees ONLY)Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).last_img read more

CIRCLE UP AND FIRE!

first_img CIRCLE UP AND FIRE!By Jim RedwineWilliam Wordsworth (1770-1850) was an English poet who in 1807 wrote the poem The World Is Too Much With Us. “Getting and spending we lay waste our powers. Little we see in Nature that is ours.” Wordsworth was inundated with a world in chaos: The American Revolution. (1776-1783); the French Revolution (1789-1794); and most significantly the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840). Wordsworth was twenty-eight years old when his British contemporary, Thomas Malthus (1766-1834), who was a scholar and cleric, wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population.Malthus looked at the earth’s burgeoning population, about one billion humans as 1800 neared, and wrote:“The power of population is definitely greater than the power in the earth to produce subsistence for man. That population does invariably increase when the means of subsistence increase.”Malthus theorized that as we humans found ways to increase the food supply (and other assets) instead of concentrating on the quality of life we increase our numbers. Then eventually the poorer classes, that is, almost everyone, encounter famine and disease. This Malthusian Catastrophe is of our own making.The American neuroscientist and psychologist Joseph V. Brady (1922-2011) while doing research for our space program did a study known as the Executive Monkey Experiment. Brady put two monkeys in cages that each had a lever. If the “right” lever was pulled neither monkey received an electric shock. However, if the “Executive” monkey failed to properly pull the lever both monkeys received a shock.After conditioning the two monkeys to this procedure Brady then shocked both monkeys even if the previously right lever was pulled. This led to numerous ill effects on the monkey responsible for avoiding the electric charge. Eventually, the Executive Monkey just gave up and was catatonic as it made no difference what decision the monkey made.There have been several studies done on overpopulation using mice and lemmings. What the research has consistently determined is as the number of animals was increased into the same original area eventually the animals will turn violent and sometimes resort to cannibalism even though ample food is kept available. The psyches of the mice and lemmings cannot deal with the inability to get some individual space/control.This is what Wordsworth and Malthus were opining about due to the unnatural changes in our human environment brought on by the Industrial Revolution. Cartoonist Walt Kelly (1913-1973) in his comic strip Pogo published a strip in 1971 that addressed similar issues of overpopulation and pollution when he portrayed his cartoon characters observing their once pristine natural environment filled with trash, “We have met the enemy and he is us”. The humorist Walt Kelly was not being humorous.If Wordsworth and Malthus feared the results we humans had wrought by the 19th Century when we had one billion people and mechanical devices, what about our politicians (our Executive Monkeys) today who face a world with eight billion people and the Internet? What can they expect and what can we, the governed (the Proletariat Monkeys), expect from our leaders? Has it become such a complex and daunting world our only decisions are to not make decisions, that is catatonia, or to cannibalize one another in public and through the media? Does it always have to be, “All right, circle up and fire?”There are no simple solutions to complicated problems such as infrastructure, war, disease, overpopulation, global warming, pollution and disparate distribution of our earth’s resources. But invective and ad hominem attacks are no solution at all. As with most seemingly insurmountable problems the first step is to take the first step forward instead of sideways or to the rear.Incremental steps and positive attitudes may not save us from ourselves, but lighting a candle instead of torching our fellow sufferers will produce at least a little light and a lot less heat.For more Gavel Gamut articles go to www.jamesmredwine.comOr “Like” us on Facebook at JPegRanchBooks&Knitting FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

National Craft Bakers’ Week 2012

first_imgNational Craft Bakers’ Week 2012, which takes place from 8th October to 13th , celebrates the traditional baking skills of craft bakers and is an opportunity for Britain’s bakers to showcase their speciality products, be it bread, cakes or pastries and share their passion and commitment to producing fresh food, locally.Throughout the week high street bakers will demonstrate their baking skills, explain where their ingredients come from, showcase regional speciality products and generally tell consumers about the delicious food they bake, fresh, every day for their local community.An integral part of National Craft Bakers’ Week is A BIG TASTE ,  a once a year free sampling event when bakers invite customers, community groups, children and passers by to come into their shops and try the goods they make.  This year bakers can benefit from a BIG TASTE pack of ingredients to support their free sampling event and to give them an opportunity to trial new products, for themselves and their customers.This year National Craft Bakers’ Week is championed by Tom and Henry Herbert, The Fabulous Baker Brothers who want the nation’s bakers to raise awareness of the baker’s commitment to producing beautiful, artisan food that is fresh and a joy to eat.For the first time this year National Craft Bakers’ Week will also be fundraising for the Teenage Cancer Trust.  Everyday in the UK six young people aged 13 – 24 are told they have cancer. Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the life and chances of survival of the young people diagnosed with cancer.•    To register to take part in National Craft Bakers’ Week ……•    For more information about National Craft Bakers Week….•    To find out about A BIG TASTE Pack……•    To find your nearest participating baker……>> Visit the National Craft Bakers’ Week websiteorTelephone 01920 468061last_img read more