Why I’d follow Warren Buffett and hold some cash after the 2020 stock market crash

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For example, the 2020 market decline was caused by coronavirus, the course of which very few investors were able to predict even once it began to take place.Therefore, being in a position of constant preparedness for the next bear market could be a sound move. History suggests that no stock market rise ever lasts in perpetuity. This means that an investor who waits for the next market downturn may be able to use it to buy cheap shares, as Warren Buffett has done previously.Holding cash like Warren BuffettWarren Buffett holds significant sums of cash at all times. This provides him with the means to invest at short notice should opportunities arise. Furthermore, it means he is liquid, in terms of having access to funds that can quickly be invested, in case there is a sudden resurgence in share prices. This took place following the 2020 stock market crash, when many share prices experienced a rally after their short-term declines.Of course, holding cash could mean lower returns than the stock market offers during a period of growth. Low interest rates mean that it is now difficult to obtain an inflation-beating return in some areas. However, this could be offset by the chance to be ready for the next market downturn, when low share prices may provide scope for long-term capital gains.Investing in solid businessesAs well as holding cash in preparation for the next stock market crash, analysing current holdings to make sure they are financially sound could be a shrewd move. For example, ensuring they have solid balance sheets and competitive advantages in a changing world economy may lead to less risk and higher returns.Furthermore, holding stocks that have wide margins of safety could be a logical approach over the long run. When combined with having cash on hand in case a market downturn suddenly takes place, this may lead to less risk and higher returns in what may prove to be a volatile stock market over the coming years. Why I’d follow Warren Buffett and hold some cash after the 2020 stock market crash See all posts by Peter Stephenslast_img read more

What Is The Sin-Bin In Rugby?

first_imgWe explain what has become one of the most common terms in rugby – the sin-bin Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Take a look at all the matches that… Rugby World Cup Venues Collapse Rugby World Cup Venues When yellow cards first came in, they did not carry the ten minutes in the bin penalty. Ben Clarke, the former back-rower, was the first player to be shown one in an International when referee Patrick Thomas did the honours in England’s 20-8 win over Ireland in Dublin in 1995. What you need to know about the 12… 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage What Is The Sin-Bin In Rugby?The 2019 Rugby World Cup will not be immune from acts of ill-discipline and sin-binnings, but what exactly is the sin-bin? We take a look below.In essence, players are shown yellow cards and have to spend ten minutes off the pitch in the ‘sin-bin’ if they commit a variety of offences ranging from foul play to indiscipline to backchat.The sin-bin in Test matches, rugby’s naughty step, is normally a seat somewhere between where the two teams’ pitch-side staff and replacements are stationed during play.Two yellow cards, even if they are for relatively minor offences like a deliberate knock-on, trigger an automatic red. This happened to Jonny May playing for Leicester against Saracens in December 2017 and although it seemed harsh at the time the wing was not suspended.If a player gets three yellow cards for foul play in a season then he or she is hauled in front of a disciplinary panel.Often you will see a team warned for persistent foul play, such as killing the ball when they are under the cosh in defence, and the next offender ‘takes one for the team’ and is binned.Lawrence Dallaglio and Neil Back were both given ten minutes for this in England’s 15-13 win over New Zealand in 2003 in Wellington, leaving their team down to 13 men but they hung on. 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Expandcenter_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Rugby World Cup Fixtures 2023 Expand Rugby World Cup Fixtures The 2023 Rugby World… 2019 Rugby World Cup TV Coverage Held in Japan for the first time, make… 2019 Rugby World Cup Warm-Ups Expand But Clarke did not leave the field after been found guilty of stamping on Simon Geoghegan, the Ireland wing and a Bath team-mate. In those days, yellow cards were just a warning.Australian centre James Holbeck was the first player to get his ten-minute marching orders for a yellow card in the 1997 Tri-Nations match against South Africa in Pretoria.2019 Rugby World Cup Yellow Cards7 – Samoa (Ed Fidow 2, T J Ioane 2, Rey Lee-Lo, Motu Matu’u, Seilala Lam)3 – Fiji  (Levani Botia, Tevita Cavubati, Semi Kunatani); Russia (Kirril Gotovtsev, Bogdan Fedokto, Andrei Ostrikov); Australia (Adam Coleman, Lukhan Salakai-Loto, Isi Naisarani).2 – New Zealand (Nepo Laulala, Ofa Tuungafasi); Wales (Ken Owens, James Davies); Namibia (Adriaan Boysen, Aranos Coetzee).1 – Georgia (Jaba Bregvadze); Canada (Matt Heaton); Ireland (Tadhg Beirne); Uruguay (Santiago Civetto). Follow our Rugby World Cup homepage which we update regularly with news and features. Also make sure you know about the Groups, Warm-ups, Dates, Fixtures, Venues, TV Coverage, Qualified Teams by clicking on the highlighted links.Finally, don’t forget to follow Rugby World on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.last_img read more

City Council votes to modify medical marijuana ban

first_img 22 COMMENTS Mama Mia December 26, 2017 at 7:35 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Correction: City is gonna get sued, big time, if a K-9 drug sniffing dog bites a patron coming or going into a dispensary…..city is gonna get sued if they don’t approve the dispensaries, as it violates property owners rights as a landlord of rental businesses ….others gonna sue the city, if they don’t get their medical marijuana, as it is their constitutional right according to the state’s constitution. I guess the trial lawyers are smilin’! Mama Mia Citrus Bowl Parade coming….!!! Mama Mia […] City Council votes to modify medical marijuana ban  The Apopka VoiceFull coverage […] Do you need to have special zoning for REAL MEDICATIONS? If this is to be used as s LEGITIMATE medication, it would be sold by prescription at any LEGITIMATE drug store…just like all prescriptions! Being this stuff is being sold at “special” dispensaries, instead of legitimate pharmacies is a DEAD GIVEAWAY this is nothing more than a ruse! We don’t have enough intoxicated people on the road, do we? We don’t have enough law enforcement matters, do we? How many times is there any discussion regarding law enforcement when it comes to legitimate prescriptions? Anybody with half a brain can see this matter for what it is…a ruse for making this garbage available for anyone who wants to get high. This is a VERY OBVIOUS FACT! Reply December 26, 2017 at 6:58 pm December 22, 2017 at 7:21 pm The Anatomy of Fear If there is anything that can alleviate ill people’s suffering, I would approve of it, as I don’t like to see people suffer at all from medical issues. Can the marijuana go recreation and be approved? Yes, it can, it is possible. All aspects need to be carefully considered before someone jumps so quickly…..just saying…..!!! December 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm December 26, 2017 at 7:13 pm I cut him off after listening to that boring presentation…..I cut my computer off, right here at home! Tired of that crud! And if I had of stayed longer at the city council meeting, and would of been sitting there, I would have got up and left! Last time I checked, unless something has changed, he is not a Dr. or expert in the field of marijuana, or an attorney either! LOL…..hahahahaha. December 26, 2017 at 7:31 pm I don’t care what this commissioner says, there were a very substantial amount of people from out of this area there at that meeting. They had the right to be there, but facts are facts! Apopka residents there too for sure, but A LOT OF OUT OF TOWNERS and professional advocates, what I would refer to as “LOBBYISTS”! Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply December 26, 2017 at 6:28 pm I had heard before at the council that you could not pay for the meds at the dispensaries with a bank credit card from a federally insured bank. Not allowed……But now I heard on this audio that the dispensaries, or at some, will have an ATM machine inside for the usage of getting cash advances either on your bank card, or your credit card and then use the cash for the purchases…..Wow, what business wouldn’t love an all cash business? As long as you have an armored wagon heavily secured with armed pickup people to pick up the bags of cash…..that is. December 26, 2017 at 6:24 pm First of all, why was one commissioner allowed to dictate the entire meeting on one subject matter, the medical marijuana, for sooooo long? Is the Apopka City Council ruled by one commissioner’s personal opinions? I thought it was supposed to a collective effort of policy making and discussion equally of all the council members…… December 26, 2017 at 7:20 pm Talk about getting hostile and aggressive on the council! Too bad this commissioner doesn’t share the seriousness of the alcohol expansion that was passed and approved, that he made the motion for sitting up there on the council, to relax the alcohol and liquor laws, allowing alcohol establishments next to churches, daycares, parks and closer to schools and extending the hours alcohol can be bought earlier and later into the nights, into the wee hours of 2 am. …..he even said it wasn’t a touchy matter for him, but this medical marijuana subject he pushes so aggressively for, sure is touchy to him, if someone in this city, or elsewhere disagrees with what he wants!!! Reply Mama Mia Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. I made my mind up for it, in favor, a good while back when I saw that little young boy that was suffering so many ailments of a serious nature, on tv, and his mother was pleading for help as to his needs of the medical marijuana oil to help with his seizures he suffered. She showed a pantry closet full of regular meds that he had to take regularly, at an extreme cost! It was pitiful how the child looked, and that child died before the lawmakers could make up their minds. It is true…… K 9 dogs gonna bite someone coming or going into the dispensaries….LOL….chomp chomp….city gonna sued, big time….LOL Mama Mia Mama Mia You can keep repeating it over and over but your nonsense argument is one of form over substance. It’s very sad that there are people like yourself who would rather force sick people to suffer more than is humanly possible to avoid rather that admit that you’re wrong, wrong, wrong. You should be ashamed of yourself Seargent. Oh I wonder, does the fact that Germany and Uruguay sell through their pharmacies make a difference? How about the major pharmacy chains in Canada actively lobbying for authorization to be licensed? Your illogical “thinking” is simple minded, circular and just plain inhuman. Reply I have listened to the audio of the last Apopka City Council meeting that has just now been posted as of today, Dec. 20th, 2017 city council meeting that can be found at Apopka.net then click on to the Meetings and Minutes, Agenda icon that is in a circle, and then log on to the correct meeting date by scrolling down on the list of agendas….I have some comments!……. Reply Please enter your name here Reply Mama Mia Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Are they going to allow billboards advertising the medical marijuana dispensaries in this city if they are approved? Lots of questions regarding the marijuana dispensaries. I long for the way Apopka used to be, and not what it is becoming! Mama Mia December 26, 2017 at 6:41 pm Reply Now we have an election coming up in this city……and we have read in the newspapers and have heard the talk about those who opposed “medical marijuana” at the local levels…..that it would be considered “political suicide” meaning that the general public that voted for in majority for medical marijuana would hold it against local politicians who voted down the dispensaries…..now I cannot accused this commissioner of being one of those who opposed it, because he has not changed his mind on the issue, as he was for it all along…….however, I wonder if this is the REAL reason it is being brought up once again to reconsider “modifying the ban”….. Reply center_img I hope he can stomach constructive criticism because often I think he jumps to quickly on things without seriously considering the opposing viewpoints, that he doesn’t want to consider, because of only what he wants. Way to fast to react and jump in there with his actions on many things before the council…….he seemed to want take on the city attorney, who clearly said he needed more time to get with his legal people or others about this subject matter….. Mama Mia Reply Reply Reply 5-0 vote sends Ordinance 2388 back to the drawing board OpinionBy Reggie Connell/Managing Editor of The Apopka VoiceAt its Wednesday meeting, The Apopka City Council voted unanimously to modify Ordinance 2388 – which banned the sale of medical marijuana in Apopka.That is the takeaway, but how they arrived at that result is the true story…* * *It was 6:30 PM. 30 minutes before the beginning of the Apopka City Council meeting, and dozens of people were present in the chamber, and in the parking lot at City Hall.“This is going to be a long night,” I said to my colleague sitting at the media table.“Yeah I’m guessing 10 PM,” he replied.“I’ll take 10:30 as the over/under,” I said back to him, hoping his prediction was the winner.And as we spoke, the Council Chamber filled to capacity.On its own, the Council agenda was full. There were three items on the consent agenda, three items on the business agenda, and 10 items on the public hearings/ordinances/resolutions agenda, including the second reading on an alcoholic beverages ordinance that was bound to be debated for a long period of time.It was going to be a long meeting.But the primary reason Council Chambers was a full house was because of Commissioner Kyle Becker’s request to discuss policy revisions on Ordinance 2388 concerning medical marijuana.Speakers from all over the state shared their experiences. They came from Gainesville, New Port Richey, Bushnell, Lake Mary and Pasco County to explain to the Council how medical marijuana had, in many cases, given them their lives back. In total, 14 spoke in favor of medical marijuana, while four speakers were against it. Mothers and fathers, daughters and sons, brothers and sisters, veterans and Apopkans all got up and told their story with a common theme of how medical cannabis saved their lives or eased their pain.It was a moving presentation that gave the City Council a lot to think about.Becker, Commissioner Doug Bankson, and Mayor Joe Kilsheimer had the most to say once the issue was given back to the Council. Becker opened with his presentation that seemed to gain purpose after hearing those 18 people speak.“I’m pretty passionate about the compassionate use of medical marijuana,” he said. That does not mean I’m compassionate about crime. I do realize there are people who will take advantage of anything. But by a show of hands how many people have been personally affected, or have a family member or close friend who suffers from cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, PTSD, ALS, Krohn’s disease, Parkinson’s disease,  or multiple sclerosis? Quite a few. By the same show of hands how many people have been convicted of strong-arm robbery, burglary of a dwelling, how many people have taken advantage of someone in a criminal manner? Not many. And so for us to sit up here and make a policy decision based on the lowest common denominator of our society is not helping.”Becker went on to focus on the credibility of the dispensaries, and ask for a revision to the current ordinances that do not allow medical marijuana in Apopka.“The fact of the matter is that these are very legitimate longterm businesses that are not going to jeopardize their business by transacting in something that is not safe. The product they sell is legal, and obviously a major health benefit to the people that use it. So what I recommend to this Council is that we revoke the ban and that we entertain good sound legislation and policy for the residents of Apopka – 71% of whom overwhelmingly voted to support this product so that they can have readily available access to it.”Bankson was the most verbal about his apprehension to welcoming medical marijuana into Apopka, but he too left the door open after hearing those stirring accounts.“Everyone has heartfelt feeling and emotion behind this, and the only way we can rationally deal with this is to diffuse the emotion and look at the heart of the issue. The problem is there is a ditch on both sides of the road. And there’s no question that this is not a debate about the benefits of cannabis. But there are experts who are cautioning us about some of the other things. Here is my perspective – there is a ditch on both sides of the road. You have some saying you can’t fall into this side of the ditch – true. The other things – and this is the thing that angers me – sincere people are being used for what’s coming next and that concerns me. All you have to do is google Mr. Morgan’s rant that says we’re going to get this (marijuana) for recreational use. But all medications have pros and cons… and when you’re suffering severely it’s worth trading these things to get relief. I understand that. It was stated that one or two dispensaries would be a godsend. That’s my issue. Just because Orange County voted yes is not reason enough for me to say ‘let’s open the floodgates.’ I would feel more comfortable if we had a zoning measure similar to what we had before we were put in this situation to make us look like the bad guys. You’d have to be heartless not to care about these people. But we do have a responsibility to both ditches, and the danger is what has happened in the eight states (that legalized marijuana both recreationally and for medical purposes). Florida is more restrictive, but they are using this as a springboard, they have openly stated this. The question is are we opening a door that we may regret? How can we fulfill what everyone wants… and doesn’t want? As an elected official I do feel that responsibility and knowing there’s a huge lobby all across the US to try and make it (marijuana) for recreational use.”Despite his reservations, he too was open to Becker’s proposal.“So what can we do with this? If we can deal with the zoning… what can we do to keep it for the pure purposes and get it to those who sincerely need the help? So I am open to addressing this as a zoning matter as long as we don’t open the door to another ditch.”Kilsheimer reminded the Council of what circumstances created the ban in the first place. However, those circumstances changed after a surprising vote by Orange County.“We’ve got to keep this simple, and for me, this has always been a zoning issue,” he said. “And the reason it’s a zoning issue is that you get one choice – ban or don’t ban. My sole objection prior to us considering the ban a few weeks ago was supposedly all of the jurisdictions around us were going to ban it, and if we didn’t we would wind up with all the dispensaries. Well, that went out the window when Orange County voted to allow dispensaries. As it stands today, we’re going to have it on our doorstep whether we take action or not. It’s a zoning issue. Therefore it makes no sense for Apopka to continue to keep banning medical marijuana dispensaries.”The discussion went back and forth between Council and City Attorney Cliff Shepard until a resolution was found, at which point Kilsheimer asked Becker to make a motion:“I would move that we instruct staff to make revisions to Ordinance 2388 to allow for medical marijuana treatment centers in the city of Apopka, which marches us towards the eventual revocation of Ordinance 2582 which bans medical marijuana treatment centers within the city of Apopka,” Becker said, and then watched as his motion carried 5-0 to the applause of a still large crowd.* * *So it was an emotional, passionate, sometimes adversarial evening. It’s not too often that emotional presentations win the day with the City Council, or with me for that matter, but win the day they did.I went into this meeting indifferent to the issue… actually more interested in how Medical Marijuana might affect the coming Apopka elections. But in all sincerity, I left happy that those Apopkans that need medical marijuana might be given easier access to it.It was also good to see the Council, who only a few weeks ago voted 4-1 to ban medical marijuana, reverse its course when circumstances merited a change in direction. They worked through their diverse opinions on a volatile subject and made a good faith effort to do what was best for some of its most vulnerable residents.Oh, and by the way, the meeting ended at 10:27 PM… just as the journalists predicted.Merry Christmas Apopka, and Merry Christmas to the City Council. You had a good night too. December 27, 2017 at 8:00 am Reply Reply December 26, 2017 at 6:53 pm Mama Mia TAGSAmendment 2Apopka City CouncilCommissioner Kyle BeckerMedical Marijuana Previous articleWhen cringeworthy gifts are worse than inconsiderateNext articleFEMA offering online resources for post-hurricane stress Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia So the joke told on the audio was: A drunk intoxicated on alcohol runs through the stop sign, and the guy intoxicated on marijuana, stops at the stop sign and waits on it to turn green…..uh huh…now wasn’t this from one of the marijuana experts??? LOL December 26, 2017 at 7:36 pm City Council votes to modify medical marijuana ban – C4 FL December 26, 2017 at 6:48 pm December 26, 2017 at 7:03 pm Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Wow, I must go to the next marijuana meeting….maybe Willie Nelson will show up! LOL Reply Mama Mia December 26, 2017 at 8:46 pm December 26, 2017 at 7:26 pm Reply Reply Reply December 27, 2017 at 8:02 am Now I think I have a better understanding of why it is not allowed to be sold at regular drugstores, like CVS, or Walgreens, for example. What I got out of the city attorney’s talk was that in order to accept insurance like at the regular drugstores, it would have to be federally approved, and the dispensaries are not federally approved but state approved…..so now that kind of answers the questions that I and others had. Mama Mia Seargent Saunders Reply Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Mama Mia Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Reply Reply December 27, 2017 at 8:10 am December 26, 2017 at 6:36 pm Duncan20903 And I am for the medical marijuana dispensaries, but I remember what they kept emphasizing back when they voted in the ban on these dispensaries, and that was the fact, that anyone with a doctor’s prescription could get the needed medical marijuana through delivery service right to your home. That was emphasized over and over then, when the ban was voted in….yes, it would cost, that is true, it wasn’t going to be free…. Please enter your comment! Bars next to medical marijuana? Apparently…… December 26, 2017 at 8:55 pm December 22, 2017 at 10:15 pmlast_img read more

Erskineville House / Andrew Burns Architect

first_img “COPY” ArchDaily Year:  Australia ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122303/erskineville-house-andrew-burns-architect Clipboard Projects Save this picture!© Brett Boardman Photography+ 12 Share Erskineville House / Andrew Burns Architect Houses Architects: Andrew Burns Architect Area Area of this architecture project Erskineville House / Andrew Burns ArchitectSave this projectSaveErskineville House / Andrew Burns Architect ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/122303/erskineville-house-andrew-burns-architect Clipboard Area:  1236 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Brett Boardman PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Erskineville House consists of the remodelling of a very small inner-city terrace house. At 3.9m wide, the site presented a number of challenges. They key task was to create an enlarged sense of space, despite this limitation. This was achieved by emphasising the available dimensions, length and height, in lieu of the narrow width. A lightwell void is cut into the centre of the plan, creating a surprisingly generous sense of volume within the core of the dwelling. The width is divided into four distinct zones; lightwell, built in seat with void over, walkway with bridge over and stair. This compression of uses creates a dense moment in the centre of the dwelling.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyThe bridge creates an unexpected dramatic moment upon ascending to the upper level, gaining views down over the window seat below and to the sky above. Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyTimber screens are used throughout the site, typically associated with small garden spaces. Subtle patterns are introduced into the screens, responding to the available views of foliage beyond and the need to screen in particular areas. The gardens are used to create deliberate moments of relief and delight; a small fragrant garden upon entry to the site, lightwell garden in the core, rear garden and upper level ‘bench’ garden outside the upper bedroom, screening views from neighbours and softening the western sun.Save this picture!© Brett Boardman PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow less’Architecture in the Networked City’ AIAS 2011 Spring West Quad ConferenceArticlesOlson Kundig Architects wins two National AIA Housing AwardsArticles Share 2010 Photographs “COPY” CopyHouses•Erskineville, Australia CopyAbout this officeAndrew Burns ArchitectOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesErskinevilleRefurbishmentHousesAustraliaPublished on March 28, 2011Cite: “Erskineville House / Andrew Burns Architect” 28 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed 12 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen MixersGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ GeometricPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Classic™ SeriesPlumbingSanifloMacerator – Saniaccess®3WoodBruagAcoustic Panels with LEDMetallicsSculptformClick-on Battens in Ivanhoe ApartmentsSkylightsVELUX CommercialLonglight 5-30° – Modular SkylightsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteLove TilesPorcelain Tiles – SplashAluminium CompositesMetawellAluminum Panels for Interior DesignMetal PanelsRHEINZINKPanel Systems – Horizontal PanelEducationalLamitechChalk boardCarpetsCarpet ConceptCarpet – Eco IquMore products »Read commentsSave世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment

first_img SHARE Previous articleRyan Martin’s Indiana Ag Forecast for June 5, 2018Next articleHigh Winds and Heavy Rains Damage Crops in Southern Indiana Eric Pfeiffer Home Indiana Agriculture News USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollment USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program EnrollmentAs part of a 33-year effort to protect sensitive lands and improve water quality and wildlife habitat on private lands, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will resume accepting applications for the voluntary Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). Eligible farmers, ranchers, and private landowners can sign up at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office between now and Aug. 17, 2018.“The Conservation Reserve Program is an important component of the suite of voluntary conservation programs USDA makes available to agricultural producers, benefiting both the land and wildlife. On the road, I often hear firsthand how popular CRP is for our recreational sector; hunters, fishermen, conservationists and bird watchers,” U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said. “CRP also is a powerful tool to encourage agricultural producers to set aside unproductive, marginal lands that should not be farmed to reduce soil erosion, improve water quality, provide habitat for wildlife and boost soil health.”FSA stopped accepting applications last fall for the CRP continuous signup (excluding applications for the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and CRP grasslands). This pause allowed USDA to review available acres and avoid exceeding the 24 million-acre CRP cap set by the 2014 Farm Bill. New limited practice availability and short sign up period helps ensure that landowners with the most sensitive acreage will enroll in the program and avoid unintended competition with new and beginning farmers seeking leases. CRP enrollment currently is about 22.7 million acres.2018 Signup for CRPFor this year’s signup, limited priority practices are available for continuous enrollment. They include grassed waterways, filter strips, riparian buffers, wetland restoration and others. View a full list of practices.FSA will use updated soil rental rates to make annual rental payments, reflecting current values. It will not offer incentive payments as part of the new signup. SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter By Eric Pfeiffer – Jun 4, 2018 USDA Resumes Continuous Conservation Reserve Program Enrollmentlast_img read more

Leading Limerick sociologist takes up senior role at Mary Immaculate College

first_imgAdvertisement Print NewsEducationLeading Limerick sociologist takes up senior role at Mary Immaculate CollegeBy Staff Reporter – November 12, 2018 3577 Previous articleWATCH: DREAMS Teaser: Limerick’s bus journey to Croke ParkNext articleFine Gael select candidates for City West Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Limerick Post Show | Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste Twitter New Report from MIC Reveals the Reality of Human Trafficking in Ireland Limerick’s Student Radio Station Wired FM Celebrates 25 Years on Air WhatsAppcenter_img LEADING sociologist and widely published Limerick woman, Dr Niamh Hourigan, has been announced as the incoming Vice-President, Academic Affairs of Mary Immaculate College.In a career that has spanned 20 years, the Limerick native has worked for four Irish universities in various capacities and recently completed a three-year term as Head of the Department of Sociology at University College Cork,Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Hourigan, who frequently contributes to national media, has published widely on a range of themes and also edited the influential collection ‘Understanding Limerick: Social Exclusion and Change’ (Cork University Press, 2011).Speaking of her delight at the new appointment to MIC, Dr Hourigan said that the College is at a very exciting juncture in its development as its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes go from strength to strength, the excellence of its research is widely recognised and its campus continues to transform in such an impressive fashion.Professor Eugene Wall, President of MIC said that both he and his colleagues at the Limerick city campus look forward to working with Dr Hourigan “in dynamically shaping the future of the College. Dr Hourigan will take up the position in March 2019. TAGSeducationLimerick City and CountyMary Immaculate CollegeNews Week-long Celebration of Women as MIC Marks International Women’s Day Linkedin Email Is fearr Gaeilge bhriste ná Béarla cliste RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebooklast_img read more

ASCO Power Technologies to Host Ask The Experts – Data Centers Q & A

first_img WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter By Digital AIM Web Support – February 8, 2021 Facebookcenter_img ASCO Power Technologies to Host Ask The Experts – Data Centers Q & A FLORHAM PARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 8, 2021– As part of its innovation webinar series, ASCO Power Technologies has announced its February 18 online panel discussion about electrical infrastructure trends and issues confronting Data Centers. Sixty minutes in duration, Ask The Experts – Data Centers is a live question-and-answer session that will be FREE to power industry professionals, engineers, facility managers, and technicians. Panelists from ASCO Power Technologies and Schneider Electric will discuss key topics and lessons-learned about servicing and upgrading critical power equipment. Reasons to Attend By participating in the event, attendees will: Ask about approaches for improving data center infrastructureHear expert perspectives on emerging issues from industry leadersGain valuable insights from a consulting engineer’s point-of-viewParticipate in a question-and-answer sessionEarn PDH credits About the Panelists Mark Hurley – Data Center Solution Architect, Schneider Electric Mark Hurley is a Data Center Solution Architect at Schneider Electric, responsible for bringing together the full suite of Schneider Electric products and services to provide right-sized, cost-effective, risk-based, and innovative data center solutions for our customers. Prior to joining Schneider Electric, Mark was the SVP/Engineering Services Executive at Bank of America which included an enterprise data center portfolio totaling over 82MW of UPS capacity. Mark’s responsibilities included; development of the data center strategy, managing operational risk and cost, establishing critical facility design standards and, implementation of energy reduction strategies to meet the company’s environmental and sustainability goals. Joseph Reele – Vice President of Solution Architects, Schneider Electric Joe is Vice President, Solution Architects at Schneider Electric, responsible for bringing together the full suite of our products and services to provide complete solutions for our customers. Joe has more than 24 years of experience in strategic planning, business development, operations management, and system engineering strategies. Joe started his career with the U.S. Air Force Nuclear program and then lead one of the world’s largest financial data center portfolios. Joe provides strong technical and business leadership skills with the proven ability to analyze an organization’s business requirements, identify deficiencies and potential opportunities, and develop innovative solutions to meet the customer’s business objectives. Peter Rossomando – Director of Applications Engineering, ASCO Power Technologies Pete started his career as an Applications Engineer for ASCO. As an Applications Engineer, Pete created proposals for Power Control Systems, Automatic Transfer Switches, and Communications Products to meet customer requirements. This included comprehensive bills of material, specification compliances and specific project drawings. In this role, Pete was also responsible for project negotiations. Pete was promoted to Sr. Applications Engineer and then Project Manager. In his role as Project Manager, Pete handled all aspects of customer projects in the Northeast and Southeast areas from order inception to final commissioning. His Responsibilities included Equipment Submittals, Specification Compliances, System Sequences of Operation, obtaining approval, conducting Factory Acceptance Test and ensuring Power Control Systems and Automatic Transfer Switches were manufactured per customer requirements and delivered on time. Pete has served as Director of PCS & ATS Applications Engineering and is currently Director of Applications Engineering for Power Control Systems. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Registration Information The event will be held at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time on February 18, 2021. All interested professionals are encouraged to register now for this free online event by visiting www.ascopower.com. About ASCO Power Technologies ASCO Power Technologies has provided power reliability solutions for more than 125 years. The firm designs, manufactures, services, and supports automatic transfer switches, power control equipment, load banks, and critical power management systems. ASCO products serve mission-critical functions in data centers, healthcare facilities, telecommunication networks, commercial buildings, and industrial operations. To learn more about any of ASCO’s premium products and services, call (800) 800 ASCO (2726), email [email protected], or visit www.ascopower.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210208005590/en/ CONTACT: Bhavesh Patel + 1 973 966 2746 [email protected] KEYWORD: NEW JERSEY UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: DATA MANAGEMENT CONSUMER ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY MANUFACTURING OTHER HEALTH HEALTH GENERAL HEALTH OTHER TECHNOLOGY TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS ENGINEERING SOURCE: ASCO Power Technologies Copyright Business Wire 2021. 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Pressure pile up in jobs market

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Pressure pile up in jobs marketOn 1 Jul 2003 in Personnel Today Recruitment pressures have increased during the past year, despite theeconomic slowdown and a wave of redundancies. The latest survey from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development(CIPD) shows the problem exists across all sectors and regions, with 93 percent of the 557 organisations surveyed experiencing difficulties. It confirms the trend of the ‘3Rs effect’, where mass redundancy co-existsalongside recruitment and retention difficulties. The three main causes of the problem include a lack of specialist skills,poor quality applicants and pay inflexibility, all of which are particularlyacute in the public sector. The cost of living is also cited as a major reason,particularly in the South East. Meanwhile, the number of organisations reporting retention difficulties hasjumped in the past year from 50 to 72 per cent. Retaining public sector staff (84 per cent of public sector organisationsreport problems) and administrative staff, are the biggest retentionchallenges. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Mobile working take-up limited by issue of trust

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Mobile working take-up limited by issue of trustOn 14 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Mobile working is an important tool in attracting and retaining staff, butsenior managers’ distrust of their employees is limiting its application. A new survey of 100 UK organisations by Fujitsu Services, reveals thatmobile working has a significant effect on a company’s appeal, but few chooseto implement it. The research finds that only 27 per cent had high expectations of attractingpersonnel through mobile working, but after implementation, this rose to 67 percent. Nigel Brocklehurst, UK HR director of Vodafone, said offering the option ofmobile working made a big impact on a company’s brand, and could aid therecruitment process and increase the morale of existing staff. However, Frances Wilson, international manager of the Chartered Institute ofPersonnel Development, said that while mobile working was seen as an essentialtool at executive level, distrust of employees below the board limited its use.”What directors can see, they can control,” she said. “Formobile working to work, it is important there are good relationships betweenmanagers and staff, and that good performance management systems are inplace.” Eric Smart, chief executive of Smart Human Logistics, said mobile workingwas harder when directors could not immediately measure the output of staffworking outside the office environment. “It requires a leap of faith from directors, but it is a bridge theywill have to cross eventually,” he said. “At the end of the day, itis the managers who carry the can if there is under-performance.” Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Petrofac secures five-year contract from Ithaca Energy

first_img Petrofac’s engineering & production Services (EPS) division has secured the contract. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay) UK-based oilfield services company, Petrofac has secured a five-year integrated services contract from an oil and gas operator, Ithaca Energy.The multi-million dollar contract has been secured by Petrofac’s engineering & production Services (EPS) division.Under the contract, the company be responsible for the integration of operations, maintenance, engineering, construction, and onshore and offshore technical support across Ithaca’s North Sea operated asset base.Petrofac Western Hemisphere EPS business managing director Nick Shorten said: “Ithaca’s decision to expand our service provision demonstrates its confidence in our ability to provide integrated support services that enhance operational effectiveness.“We look forward to building on our long-standing working relationship by supporting our client to maximise the value of its assets.”The contract extends Petrofac working relationship with IthacaThe company said that the contract extends its existing working relationship with Ithaca, along with the duration and breadth of services provided by Petrofac for Alba, Captain, Erskine and FPF-1 assets.Ithaca Energy CEO Bill Dunnett said: “The breadth of this agreement is an excellent example of the long-standing collaboration between Ithaca Energy and Petrofac, which is designed to realise economies of scale, maximising the value and potential of our assets.“It provides the opportunity to drive further efficiencies and leverage our in-house capabilities through the transfer of the FPF-1 duty holder. Our continued strong partnership with Petrofac is key in delivering safe, simplified and streamlined operations.”In July this year, Petrofac’s EPS business has secured a two-year contract from NEO Energy.Under the contract, the company will be responsible for providing well management and well operator support for 25 production wells across the Affleck, Balloch, Dumbarton, Flyndre and Lochranza fields. The contract extends the duration and breadth of services provided by Petrofac for Alba, Captain, Erskine and FPF-1 assetslast_img read more