3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy and hold for the long term

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See all posts by Kevin Godbold Kevin Godbold | Sunday, 28th March, 2021 | More on: HIK RMV SMDS Enter Your Email Addresscenter_img 3 FTSE 100 shares I’d buy and hold for the long term Kevin Godbold has no position in any share mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended DS Smith, Hikma Pharmaceuticals, and Rightmove. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 5 Stocks For Trying To Build Wealth After 50 When it comes to selecting FTSE 100 shares, I’m keen on several of the smallest companies in the index.PharmaceuticalsFor example, Hikma Pharmaceuticals (LSE: HIK) has a market capitalisation of just over £5bn. And that’s small compared to mega-caps like AstraZeneca with its almost-£94bn valuation.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…Hikma makes its living producing generic, branded and injectable medicines. And the business has been growing because of the strong demand for the company’s offering. In February, chief executive Siggi Olafsson pointed out that Hikma played a “critical” role in the pandemic. The firm supplied essential medicines for treating Covid-19 patients. And it also continued to provide medicines for patients’ every-day needs.There’s an ongoing programme of new product launches and partnership agreements helping to drive future sales. The outlook is positive and Olafson expects further growth ahead. However, with the share price near 2,225p the forward-looking earnings multiple is around 15 for 2022, which looks fair rather than cheap. And if forward earnings slip, we could see the valuation contract causing a loss of invested capital as the share price moves lower. But despite that risk, I’m keen to own some of the shares.PropertyProperty portal operator Rightmove (LSE: RMV) has a market capitalisation of just above £5bn. I like the company because it has a strong position in the UK property market. Most estate agents and property sellers will list their offerings on the site and it’s the first port of call for many buyers these days.In February, the firm reported lower earnings and revenues because of the pandemic. And the directors acknowledged further short-term uncertainty ahead. But the outlook beyond the pandemic is positive.However, the attractions of the stock have driven up the valuation. And I reckon there’s a significant risk of volatility in the share price if earnings don’t hit expectations. City analysts have pencilled in an earnings uplift of almost 12% in 2022.  But with the share price near 593p, the forward-looking earnings multiple for that year is around 26. I think that looks expensive. So I’d watch the stock for now with a view to buying later if the valuation drops.PackagingPackaging company DS Smith (LSE: SMDS) operates in a sector with defensive characteristics. With the share price at 405p, the market capitalisation is near £5.5bn. And in early March, the company reported decent trading and a positive outlook for both its European and American operations.The business is benefitting from the growth of e-commerce and fast-moving consumer goods. And it’s hard for me to imagine weakness ahead for those industries in today’s world. City analysts expect earnings to advance by around 24% in the trading year to April 2022. Meanwhile, the forward-looking earnings multiple is just below 14. And the anticipated dividend yield is around 3.5%.I think that valuation looks fair rather than cheap. But the shares could decline if those forward estimates are missed. And one possible threat is that Smith isn’t the only player in the packaging sector, so competition could bite into future profits.Despite the risks, I’d focus on the positives with these three and aim to buy their share on dips, down-days and market reversals. Then I’d hold for the long term, aiming for capital and income growth from my investments. Markets around the world are reeling from the coronavirus pandemic…And with so many great companies trading at what look to be ‘discount-bin’ prices, now could be the time for savvy investors to snap up some potential bargains.But whether you’re a newbie investor or a seasoned pro, deciding which stocks to add to your shopping list can be daunting prospect during such unprecedented times.Fortunately, The Motley Fool is here to help: our UK Chief Investment Officer and his analyst team have short-listed five companies that they believe STILL boast significant long-term growth prospects despite the global lock-down…You see, here at The Motley Fool we don’t believe “over-trading” is the right path to financial freedom in retirement; instead, we advocate buying and holding (for AT LEAST three to five years) 15 or more quality companies, with shareholder-focused management teams at the helm.That’s why we’re sharing the names of all five of these companies in a special investing report that you can download today for FREE. 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Video: Presiding Bishop on the enthronement

first_img Comments (2) 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 Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Belleville, IL Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Archbishop of Canterbury, Featured Jobs & Calls Director of Music Morristown, NJ Anglican Communion, C David Williams+ says: Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Comments are closed. Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Justin Welby Enthronement, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Washington, DC Tags Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Video Rector Hopkinsville, KY Submit an Event Listing Press Release Service Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME March 22, 2013 at 12:55 pm It was good that ++Catherin attended. Rector Pittsburgh, PA Course Director Jerusalem, Israel New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Submit a Job Listing Youth Minister Lorton, VA Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Albany, NY Rector Knoxville, TN Video: Presiding Bishop on the enthronement 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 Rector Tampa, FL Rector Shreveport, LA Rector Collierville, TN Curate Diocese of Nebraska Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC March 21, 2013 at 11:36 pm It was a delight to see the PB at this function. In that great Anglican bastion, she brings a touch of reality and modernity to a peoples still struggling to find their way through the maze of doctrinal questions that the Episcopal Church in America might well help them find the answers to!I’m proud of her work in South America and in the Latin countries…she is constantly working to find common ground between those countries and to provide solid evidence of our evangelistic aims there.It was good to hear an emphasis on that at the Inauguration of Pope Francis 1st. If he looks to his side and not over his shoulder, he will find the PB there…a truly willing and successful partner in the effort! Rector Martinsville, VA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT By Matthew DaviesPosted Mar 21, 2013 Rector Smithfield, NC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Rector Columbus, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL [Episcopal News Service] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori reflects on the enthronement of the 105th Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby. Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI 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 Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Events An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Fr Enoch Opuka says: last_img read more

Washington & Kiev plot more war

first_imgDespite another promise to cease its fire and withdraw heavy weapons from the front line, the Ukrainian military has intensified its attacks on the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics in the Donbass region. The Kiev regime’s army committed 22 violations of the ceasefire on the Oct. 10-11 weekend alone, killing both civilians and soldiers.It’s not hard to see what inspired the latest escalation of war crimes by Kiev.On Oct. 7, the U.S. Senate passed a $612 billion “defense spending” bill for the 2016 fiscal year, which began Oct. 1. Included in this bill is $300 million in direct military aid to the right-wing regime in Ukraine; this item is the brainchild of Republican Sen. John McCain. Earlier, the House of Representatives passed a similar measure.While it’s unclear at this time whether President Barack Obama will sign this particular version of the “defense” bill, both Republicans and Democrats in Washington are committed to spending billions to continue U.S. wars for world domination, both direct and, as in Ukraine, by proxy.Up to now, Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry have preferred to keep so-called “lethal military aid” to Kiev hidden from view. They prefer secret transfers or those by third countries loyal to Washington, such as NATO member Poland and Gulf monarchy Qatar. But Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Obama’s nominee to head the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Joseph Dunford, have joined McCain’s call for the direct arming of Kiev.Meanwhile, lost from the discussion is an amendment introduced by Rep. John Conyers and passed by the House last June prohibiting the Pentagon from arming and training the openly neo-Nazi Azov Battalion of the Ukrainian National Guard.U.S. paratroopers arriving for “joint operations” with Ukraine National Guard unitsAfter a “pilot program” training Azov personnel earlier this year, the commander of U.S. forces in Europe announced the expansion of the training program in September for active-duty Ukrainian National Guard troops.The National Guard was set up after the right-wing coup in Kiev in February 2014 to integrate fascist gangs and paramilitary groups into the state apparatus. Now Washington sees it as the basis for an all-new, NATO-trained Ukrainian military.Passage of the $300 million in military aid to Ukraine was another signal that Washington remains committed to both propping up the criminal junta that it helped bring to power and continuing the war against the anti-fascist people’s movement in the Eastern Donbass region. This war is ultimately against neighboring Russia.For over two decades, U.S. imperialism has been steadily marching toward its goal of busting up the Russian Federation and preventing its consolidation as a capitalist power independent of Wall Street and Washington.To this end, the NATO military alliance has been expanded to Russia’s borders. Domination of Ukraine, its integration into NATO and the destruction of the resistance in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics is a big next step in that strategy.Donbass elections postponedThe heads of state of Germany, France, Russia and Ukraine – the so-called Normandy 4 — met in Paris Oct. 2 for negotiations on the long-stalled Minsk 2 ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and the independent Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.Despite rumors that French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel took a harder-than-usual stance to make the Ukrainian oligarch, President Petro Poroshenko, enact constitutional changes and laws required by the Minsk agreements, the Kiev junta’s rhetoric and actions since the Paris meeting have remained as belligerent as ever. The Ukrainian parliament, for example, voted to legalize the use of foreign mercenaries in the Ukrainian Armed Forces.The only tangible concession granted at the Paris meeting came from President Vladimir Putin, who agreed to use Russian influence to pressure the governments of Donetsk and Lugansk to postpone local elections scheduled for Oct. 18 and Nov. 1. As a result, the elections were postponed in the Donbass, with possible new dates projected for February, March or April 2016.Even before the Paris talks, the tone of the official leadership of the Donbass republics was more conciliatory about the possibility of Donetsk and Lugansk being reintegrated into Ukraine — if only Kiev carries out its end of the Minsk agreement.Of course, the people of the Donbass desperately want and need peace. According to the U.N., more than 8,000 people have been killed since the start of Kiev’s “Anti-Terrorist Operation” last year — but most experts believe the number is far higher. Close to one and a half million people have been displaced by the war, with the majority fleeing as refugees to Russia and Belarus. Industry has ground to a halt. Poroshenko’s government has cut off all social payments, such as pensions, leaving many completely dependent on aid from the Russian government and private humanitarian initiatives.Peace with junta: mission impossibleBut as Donbass leaders have frequently acknowledged, while affirming the importance of the Minsk negotiations, there is no possibility of peace while the far-right coup regime of oligarchs, neoliberal politicians and fascists rules Kiev. Not only because the Poroshenko regime has never kept its promises — but because surrender of the Donbass would mean genocide by the armed fascist paramilitaries against Russian-speaking and other national minority populations in the east, as well as communists and other political opponents of the junta.The Minsk agreements do not address the internal repressive regime in Ukraine. Rebellious eastern cities like Odessa and Kharkov are patrolled by fascist paramilitaries. Political opponents and journalists are jailed, tortured and killed; communist and anti-fascist symbols are banned. Thousands of political refugees from other parts of Ukraine — today living and working in solidarity with the Donbass — face trumped-up charges not addressed by the proposed “amnesty” law.As the latest moves by Kiev and Washington show, there is no guarantee the enemy will honor any concessions or treaties that are not backed up by mass struggle, its own armed representatives and international support.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Calls to the TCU Police Department drop this semester

first_imgOscar Saravia Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ ReddIt ReddIt Facebook Bell reflects on his journey in soccer after championship season Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Twitter Twitter Linkedin Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Alcohol violations on opening game day remain lowcenter_img World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Strong effort not enough as volleyball swept in series with West Virginia Volleyball swept twice by No. 2 Baylor in season openers The TCU Police Department. (Heesoo Yang/Staff Photographer) Linkedin Previous articleFTDM students capture life at TCU amid COVID-19 for documentary projectNext articleMinority students talk about election results Oscar Saravia RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printTCU has seen a sharp drop in crimes and offenses this semester, but police are urging students to remain vigilant about their safety.Interim Chief of Police Robert Rangel said calls to the TCU Police Department involving crimes, offenses and service requests are all down.Number of service calls received by TCU police regarding crimes, offenses and service in the previous five years. (Oscar Saravia/Staff Reporter)“Usually during this time, offenses and crimes begin to decrease because students realize that they have spent too much time socializing,” said Rangel. “Students tend to come from high school and go out a lot, but in the end, they realize they have to put some effort.”Despite the drop in offenses, marijuana possession continues to be an issue on campus. It is one of the most common offenses seen in the middle of the semester, and students charged with possession face sanctions from TCU police and Campus Life.“Generally speaking, marijuana possessions are a little bit more serious depending on the amount,” said Rangel. “These types of cases are normally referred to Campus Life so they can take action involving the student’s code of conduct.”Dean of Campus Life Mike Russel said the type of sanction involved in marijuana cases depends on what the offender was doing, either consuming or selling the drug. Some sanctions varied from warnings and suspensions to expulsion from the university, Russel said.The stranger seen at the commons area in Winton-Scott Hall. (Photo courtesy of Sergeant Stephen Hall)Despite the lull in crime, Rangel said students should still take care. Last week, a stranger approached female students in the commons area outside Winton-Scott Hall, asking them to participate in a survey. In at least one case, he had contact with a student, which was categorized as a physical assault.Rangel said TCU police worked with Fort Worth officers to track the suspect, who was caught on video by cameras.“Thanks to the videotapes, we could go back to the cameras and identify his face, car model and plate,” said Rangel. “They went to his home in a nearby city and found out he had already been convicted for multiple similar crimes in universities in different states.”Rangel said the man was warned he will be arrested if he returns to campus again. Oscar Saraviahttps://www.tcu360.com/author/oscar-saravia/ Facebook + posts last_img read more

Mason Aids WWP Offense, Lancers Down ELAC, 8-3

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Sports Mason Aids WWP Offense, Lancers Down ELAC, 8-3 By ROBERT LEWIS Published on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | 11:09 am HerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty’First Daughters’: From Cute Little Kids To Beautiful Young WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Brutally Honest Reasons Why You’re Still SingleHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Questions To Start Conversation Way Better Than ‘How U Doing?’HerbeautyHerbeauty Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Subscribe Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Top of the News center_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Kaitlin Mason gets ready to fire a shot during PCC’s win at the ELAC Swim Stadium on Monday, image by Richard Quinton.With the positional move of Kaitlin Mason to the field after starting the season solely as a reserve goalie, the Pasadena City College women’s water polo team has seen an improvement on offense. Mason scored goals in each of her last four games and notched a hat trick for the second straight contest as the Lancers defeated host East Los Angeles, 8-3, in a South Coast Conference game on Monday.Mason, now with nine goals, didn’t join the team’s regular field lineup until September 28. Against the Huskies, Mason buried her third goal with 5:46 left that helped the Lancers build a 6-2 lead at that point. The freshman from South Pasadena High added three steals overall.Top scorer Zuri Pulido raised her team-leading total to 16 goals this season with four goals, including one on a penalty shot in the fourth period.Letterman goalie Clarque De Young made eight saves, three steals, and assisted on two goals. Irma Sarac added four steals and leads PCC with 36 in 12 matches. The sophomore Sarac also is the Lancers’ assist leader thus far with 12. Ellie White picked up a goal and made three steals.“Mason kind of solves a missing piece in our attack,” said PCC head coach Terry Stoddard. “We needed another experienced player to help with our passing, power play. She gives us an additional shooter in the field. We’re spreading it around but we’ve had a few games where we just haven’t been able to reach the net enough. Defensively, we’re playing well and it continues to be our strength.”PCC is 3-9 overall and 1-3 in SCC games. The team went 1-3 at two College of San Mateo mini tournaments played in Northern California on Sept. 30-Oct. 30. PCC downed host CSM, 12-10, in an exciting rally from 9-4 down in the Friday opener. The Lancers scored five unanswered goals in the fourth quarter as Sarac tallied the game winner with 1:09 left in the game. The sophomore finished with three goals and three assists. White and Evangelica Child also added hat tricks while De Young made eight saves and four steals.The Lancers then lost to Las Positas, 6-4, despite 12 saves by De Young. Mason scored two goals. On Saturday, Merced won a tight one over the Lancers, 5-4. PCC led 4-3 thanks to third-period power play goals by Sophia Woods and Pulido. But Merced would tie it and then win it on a goal by Brooke Hickerson with 3:52 left in the contest. In the Oct. 1 finale, PCC surrendered a season-high 13 goals and lost to Fresno City, 13-4. Ashlee Gibbs scored five goals for the Rams.Next for the Lancers is a SCC game at Long Beach City College on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Game time is 3 p.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

DAEM Technology Launches ixWallet and the First Bitcoin Red Packet in Hong Kong to…

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Pinterest Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Twitter DAEM Technology Launches ixWallet and the First Bitcoin Red Packet in Hong Kong to Promote Blockchain Payment Education TAGS  Twitter Pinterest By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 Previous articleVoting company sues Fox, Giuliani over election fraud claimsNext articleThe Latest: NHL postpones Avalanche games due to COVID-19 Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

Political donations from Donegals TD’s, Senators and MEPs disclosed

first_img By News Highland – April 4, 2012 Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Twitter Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Political donations from Donegals TD’s, Senators and MEPs disclosed Previous articleHSE confirms Type A Flu caused Nazareth House deathsNext articleOutbreak of flu at Nazareth House to be investigated News Highland News Google+center_img Facebook NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny Pinterest TDs, Senators and MEPs disclosed political donations of just under 400 thousand euro last year.Of Donegal’s TDs, four disclosed donations. There were no donations disclosed by either of Donegal’s two senators, or by any of the three North West MEPs.Only donations above 634 euro 87 cent need to be disclosed.Of the three Donegal North East TDs, Fine Gael Deputy Joe Mc Hugh was the only one to receive no disclosable donations.Fianna Fail Deputy Charlie Mc Conalogue disclosed one donation of 650 euro from James Mc Daid of Lurgy, Letterkenny, which was given to cover postage costs.Sinn Fein Deputy Pardaig Mac Lochlainn disclosed a cheque for 650 euro from a company in Dublin.In Donegal South West, Fine Gael Deputy Dinny Mc Ginley was the only one of three to disclose no donations.Sinn Fein Deputy Pearse Doherty declared one cheque for a thousand euro from a company in Donegal.Independent Deputy Thomas Pringle declared two cheques for a thousand euro each, one from his sister in Dublin, the other from a friend in Donegal.There were no donations disclosed by Senators Jimmy Harte of Labour and Brian O’Domhnaill of Fianna Fail. Neither were there any donations disclosed by the three North West MEPs , Pat Thje Cope Gallagher of Fianna Fail Independent Marian Harkin and Jim Higgins of Fine Gael. Google+ Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector publishedlast_img read more

Hours law opt-out urged for top staff

first_imgHours law opt-out urged for top staffOn 18 Apr 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Employers should get senior staff to sign Working Time opt-outs to avoidbeing caught out by the regulations, lawyers warned this week.Employment law firm Wragge & Co said changes to guidance merely confusefurther the question of who the exemptions apply to. It is advising employersto get staff to sign opt-outs rather than try to interpret the law.Wragge & Co associate and employment specialist Anna Fletcher said,”The fact the DTI changed its mind on such an important issue shows howunclear the underlying regulations are. “Just because the DTI may have changed its mind on what the regulationsmean, tribunals do not have to.”Draft guidance on amendments to the rules had suggested employees could notbe exempted from the 48-hour weekly limit if implicitly required to work extrahours. For example, it said a worker would not be exempted if they worked long hoursto avoid losing out on promotion.But the guidance published last week has dropped any reference to promotion.www.dti.gov.uk/ir/work_time_regs/wtr0.htmlast_img read more

Senior Accountant

first_imgPhysical Demands and Working Conditions:Sedentary Work – Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, anegligible amount of force frequently, and/or constantly having tolift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including thehuman body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobsare sedentary if walking and standing are required onlyoccasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met. Positions inthis class typically require talking, hearing, seeing, grasping,standing, walking and repetitive motions. Relatively free fromunpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Office environment.Little physical effort required.***This is a Security Sensitive position. Therefore, candidateswill be subject to a criminal background check. ***The intent of this job description is to provide arepresentative summary of the types of duties and responsibilitiesthat will be required of the positions given this title and shallnot be construed as a declaration of the specific duties andresponsibilities of any particular position. Employees may berequested to perform job-related tasks other than thosespecifically presented in this description. Fair Labor StandardsAct (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. The employeractively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will considerreasonable accommodations.Employment Type: Full-time StaffCompensation Type: AnnualCompensation Range: $63,027.00 – 72,481.00For any employment questions, please contact HR at (972) 985-3783or [email protected] .Collin College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) toall employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability orgenetics. Manage all accounting, reporting, audit, systems andfiscal-related duties for the Collin College Foundation.Supervise day-to-day workflow of accounting personnel toinclude recruiting, recommending, supervising, and assisting in theevaluation of assigned staff in accordance with district anddepartment policies and procedures.Prepare and analyze financial reports and information fordistrict activities.Prepare journal entries for district accounts, documentcorrections and record business transactions.Compile and analyze district financial reports and informationto prepare journal entries, document corrections and recordbusiness transactions.Review and analyze various district accounts on the generalledger and the subsidiary ledger for accuracy.Assist with the preparation of district audit schedules,financial statements, and statistical data related to the annualaudit and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). Reviewmonthly journal entries and assist in district month-end accountingclose process.Perform other duties as assigned.Perform all duties and maintain all standards in accordancewith college policies, procedures and Core Values. Knowledge of not-for-profit accounting and accountingsystemsKnowledge of MS ExcelKnowledge of the Texas Uniform Management of Public FundsInvestment Act and IRS tax codesKnowledge of Foundation and district policies, practices andproceduresKnowledge of FASB, GASB, GAAP, and accounting bestpracticesOrganizational skillsCommunication skillsSupervisory skillsComputer skillsResearch, reading and listening skillsInterpersonal skillsReconciliation skillsCritical thinking skillsAbility to prioritizeAbility to pay attention to detailAbility to perform accurate mathematical calculationsAbility to work under pressure and time constraints to meetdeadlinesAbility to communicate effectively with personnel and withprofessional partners outside the college Required Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or a related businessadministration field of study from a regionally accreditedinstitution and five (5) years of experience in accounting. One (1)year of supervisory experience.Licenses and Certifications:Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Senior AccountantLocation:3452 Spur 399, Collin Higher Education CenterMcKinney, Texas, 75069United StatesWe are searching for an experiencedSenior Accountant.Job Purpose:Maintain accounting records, perform account analysis, and preparemonthly and quarterly/annual financial reports for Collin Collegeand the Collin College Foundation.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:last_img read more

News story: Novichok nerve agent use in Salisbury: UK government response

first_imgUN Security Council and OPCW meetingsOn 5 April the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Karen Pierce, gave a statement at the UN Security Council emergency meeting called by Russia. Writing in the Sunday Times on 8 April, the Foreign Secretary said that only Russia could have committed this crime.At the request of Russia, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Executive Council met on 4 April. The Acting UK Permanent Representative to the OPCW responded on the UK’s actions, in line with the Chemical Weapons Convention. Following the defeat of Russia’s proposals, the Foreign Secretary gave a statement.Prime Minister’s 26 March statement on collective diplomatic expulsionsSpeaking in the House of Commons, the Prime Minister said that 18 countries have announced their intention to expel more than 100 Russian intelligence officers. This includes 15 EU member states as well as the US, Canada and the Ukraine, and is the largest collective expulsion of Russian intelligence officers in history. Find out more in the Prime Minister’s Commons statement on national security and Russia.The Prime Minister also spoke about this in her Commons statement on the March European Council.On 27 March the Foreign Secretary wrote in The Times that our allies will expel Russian officials because they share our view of the threat post by the Kremlin to their values and security. On 13 March the Foreign Secretary also called for a united response with our international counterparts. Find out more about the international response in our 14 March Twitter Moment.European Foreign Ministers express their solidarityThe Foreign Secretary spoke to the media before the Foreign Affairs Council on 19 March and the Foreign Affairs Council issued a statement.Foreign Ministers express solidarityOn 21 March UK National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill gave a statement on his meeting with the EU High Representative, senior EU officials and representatives of member states.Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical WeaponsPeter Wilson, UK Permanent Representative gave an update to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW). This follows his statement to the OPCW on 13 March.Independent technical experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) arrive in the UK on 19 March to begin their investigation into the nerve agent used in the attempted assassinations in Salisbury.Independent OPCW investigationNATOThe Foreign Secretary and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg held a joint press conference on 19 March.On 15 March National Security Advisor Sir Mark Sedwill briefed the NATO North Atlantic CouncilOther international organisationsThe Foreign & Commonwealth Office also raised this issue in other international forums: Prime Minister’s 14 March statement: immediate actions including diplomatic expulsionsIn her statement to Parliament on 14 March the Prime Minister said that Russia provided no explanation as to how this agent came to be used in the UK. There is no alternative conclusion other than that the Russian State was culpable for the attempted murder of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, which was an unlawful use of force by the Russian State against the UK. The UK government would: View our Twitter Moment about our allies and partners expelling Russian intelligence officers. On 17 March the Foreign & Commonwealth Office issued a statement in response to the Russian government’s decision to expel UK diplomats, following the British Ambassador’s meeting with the Russian government.On 22 March British Ambassador to Russia, Laurie Bristow, gave a briefing to the international diplomatic communityRussian State disinformationWriting for the Telegraph on 20 March, the Foreign Secretary looks at the Russian State’s disruptive behaviour in Russian elections and the Salisbury attack.Russian disinformationRussia’s impact on global securityForeign Secretary Boris Johnson wrote an article in the Washington Post setting out Russia’s threat to global security.The Kremlin has positioned Russia in direct opposition to the WestPrime Minister’s 12 March statement: seeking explanation from RussiaOn 12 March Prime Minister Theresa May gave a statement in Parliament. Either this was a direct act by the Russian State against our country, or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others. The Foreign Secretary spoke to the BBC and reiterated the Prime Minister’s message.Russian state aggression in the past few yearsPattern of Russian state aggressionHome Secretary’s initial statementOn 8 March the Home Secretary Amber Rudd gave an initial statement on the investigation into events in Salisbury. This followed Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s response to an Urgent Question in Parliament on 6 March.International responseWorld leadersOn 22 March the Prime Minister met with President Macron and Chancellor Merkel where the 3 leaders agreed on the importance of sending a strong European message in response to Russia’s actions. The European Council also issued a press release on its conclusions about the Salisbury attackOn 15 March the leaders of France, Germany, the US and the UK have issued a joint statement on the Salisbury attack.The Prime Minister has spoken with world leaders about the ongoing investigation. Each expressed their solidarity with the UK: OPCW findingsRead the Foreign Secretary’s statement. Head of UK Delegation Sian MacLeod gave a statement to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe on 15 March Ambassador Jonathan Allen gave a briefing to the United Nations Security Council on 14 March in the 37th Human Rights Council session Julian Braithwaite, the UK Permanent Representative, gave a statement to the United Nations in Geneva on 14 March Russian disinformation: 6 pointsThe Russian government’s response has demonstrated disdain for the gravity of the Salisbury attack. In his 28 March Mansion House speech, the Foreign Secretary thanked the 27 countries and NATO for expelling Russian officials whose presence they deem to be no longer conducive to the public good. On Sunday 4 March Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in Salisbury with a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. This page sets out the government’s actions in response to the attack during March and April 2018.G7 foreign ministers’ statementOn 17 April the G7 foreign ministers issued a statement condemning the nerve agent attack and agreeing with the UK’s assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation was responsible.Letter to NATOOn 13 April UK National Security Adviser Sir Mark Sedwill sent a letter to Jens Stoltenberg NATO Secretary General setting out further information on how Russia has the technical means, operational experience and the motive for the Salisbury attack. The UK Ambassador to Russia gave a briefing to the international diplomatic community.OPCW reportOn 12 April the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) published their report. It confirmed the UK findings: the toxic chemical used in the attempted assassination of Sergei and Yulia Skripal was a military grade nerve agent – a Novichok.The Foreign Secretary gave a statement on the OPCW report and the Head of UK Delegation updated the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.On 18 April Peter Wilson, UK Permanent Representative to the OPCW gave a statement to the Executive Council and on 19 April the UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations gave a statement to the UN Security Council. expel 23 Russian diplomats identified as undeclared intelligence officers propose new legislative powers to harden defences against Hostile State Activity and ensure those seeking to carry out such activity cannot enter the UK suspend all planned high-level contacts between the UK and Russia Related government announcementsOn 17 April the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs gave an update on decontamination work in Salisbury.On 27 March the government announced £2.5 million to support businesses, boost tourism and meet unexpected costs in Salisbury due to the exceptional response and recovery effort.On 15 March Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced a £48 million investment in a new Chemical Weapons Defence Centre to maintain our cutting-edge in chemical analysis and defence.Advice and guidance call with French President Macron on 15 March and on 12 March call with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau on 14 March call with Prime Minister Xavier Bettel of Luxembourg on 14 March call with US President Trump on 13 March call with German Chancellor Merkel on 13 March call with Japanese Prime Minister Abe on 20 March call with Polish Prime Minister Morawiecki on 18 March call with Italian Prime Minister Gentiloni on 16 March call with Australian Prime Minister Turnbull on 16 March latest Foreign & Commonwealth Office travel advice for Russia Public Health England advice for people in Salisburylast_img read more