3 steps I’d take when investing £10k in crashing UK shares in an ISA today

first_img Peter Stephens | Friday, 31st July, 2020 3 steps I’d take when investing £10k in crashing UK shares in an ISA today 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. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Investing £10k, or any other amount, in crashing UK shares today may not necessarily produce high returns in the short run. A number of risks face investors, such as a continued rise in coronavirus cases.Therefore, taking a long-term view is likely to be very beneficial to investors seeking to generate high returns.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…Similarly, investing in a diverse range of high-quality businesses could further reduce your overall risks. It may also boost your return prospects, and allow you to enjoy a likely recovery in stock prices in the coming years.A long-term focusThe near-term prospects for UK shares are very uncertain at the present time. As well as the ongoing threat of a second wave of coronavirus, Brexit continues to cause a degree of caution among investors. This may lead to weaker investor sentiment in the coming months that causes paper losses for many investors.Therefore, investing in stocks after the recent market crash may require a long-term standpoint. The outlook for many stocks may deteriorate further before it improves. As such, investors seeking to capitalise on the cheap valuations on offer across many sectors may wish to afford their holdings sufficient time to produce a recovery.High-quality UK sharesMany UK shares have produced impressive returns in the past decade without necessarily having solid finances or sound business models. In some cases, they have been buoyed by a strong economic tailwind that has covered for their financial weakness or lack of economic moat.However, the uncertain economic outlook means that high-quality businesses may now become more attractive relative to their weaker peers. Through investing in companies with solid balance sheets and a competitive advantage, investors can reduce their risks and improve their long-term return prospects.In an era when sales and profit growth may become increasingly difficult to achieve, UK shares with modest debt levels and a strong market position may produce the best returns for investors. Therefore, focusing your capital on them now could prove to be a shrewd move.DiversificationWith the outlook for many UK shares being very uncertain at the present time, it is crucial to diversify among a wide range of businesses. Not only does this improve your spread among a range of sectors that may experience vastly different outlooks due to coronavirus, it also means that you have exposure to varied geographies. This may reduce your overall risks as a result of coronavirus potentially impacting different countries with varying degree of severity.Although diversification does not remove risk entirely, it may reduce your reliance on a small number of stocks. Over the long run, this could allow you to experience more resilient gains that have a higher chance of producing an improved financial position as the stock market recovers. See all posts by Peter Stephens Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge!last_img read more

Two Fundsmith-owned FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today

first_img Portfolio manager Terry Smith is the man they call ‘Britain’s Warren Buffett’. It’s not hard to see why. Smith’s global equity fund, Fundsmith, has delivered amazing returns since its launch in late 2010, making many investors very wealthy. £50k invested in Fundsmith when it launched would now be worth about £250k. What I find interesting about Smith is that he actually has a very simple investment strategy. Like Warren Buffett, he simply buys high-quality companies and holds them for the long term. It’s nothing that the average investor can’t do. With that in mind, today I’m going to look at two FTSE 100 shares that are in the Fundsmith portfolio. I see both as ‘buys’ right now.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…A high-quality Fundsmith stockOne Fundsmith-owned FTSE 100 share that I believe looks attractive right now is alcoholic beverages champion Diageo (LSE: DGE). It’s the owner of a number of popular brands including Johnnie Walker and Tanqueray.Before Covid-19, Diageo was the FTSE 100 stock that everyone wanted to own. A highly reliable performer with an outstanding dividend growth track record and an attractive growth story, it was a core holding for many investors.However, attitudes towards the stock have changed significantly as a result of the coronavirus. With sales taking a hit due to global lockdowns, many investors have dumped Diageo. Year to date, DGE is down nearly 20%.If you’re a long-term investor, I think this share price weakness is a great buying opportunity. I don’t expect Diageo shares to bounce back immediately. In the short term, the company faces challenges due to Covid-19. However, at some stage in the not-too-distant future, sales should pick up. And when that happens, Diageo’s share price should bounce back. In the meantime, a yield of approximately 2.7% means you are paid to wait for a turnaround.City analysts expect Diageo to generate earnings per share of 129p next year. That puts the stock on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 20. I think that’s good value. I’d buy this FTSE 100 share today.A FTSE 100 ‘coronavirus stock’Another FTSE 100 share held in Fundsmith I’d buy today is Dettol owner Reckitt Benckiser (LSE: RB). It’s had a good run recently due to higher demand for its cleaning products. However, I think it has the potential to climb higher.One reason I like Reckitt Benckiser is that the company has recently launched a new professional services business to capitalise on the demand for hygiene services. Through this business, the FTSE 100 firm will partner with companies such as hotel operators and airlines to research and develop new disinfecting plans for busy areas such as hotel lobbies and airports.I think this new business has considerable growth potential. Already, Reckitt has signed long-term agreements with the likes of Delta Airlines and Hilton Hotels to help keep their customers safe. The business is yet to contribute to overall group sales, however CEO Laxman Narasimhan says the unit will ramp up in the second half of 2020.Reckitt Benckiser shares are a little expensive. Currently, they trade on a forward-looking P/E ratio of about 23. I don’t see that valuation as a deal-breaker though. The company is well placed for growth right now, and analysts are lifting their price targets. At least three brokers now have price targets of 9,000p or higher.I’d buy this Fundsmith-owned FTSE 100 share today. Edward Sheldon, CFA | Monday, 17th August, 2020 | More on: DGE RKT Image source: Getty Images Two Fundsmith-owned FTSE 100 shares I’d buy today Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. 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. 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.center_img Enter Your Email Address “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Edward Sheldon owns shares in Diageo and Reckitt Benckiser and has a position in Fundsmith. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Diageo. 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 See all posts by Edward Sheldon, CFAlast_img read more

Commissioners differ on State of the City

first_img Mama Mia I think as far as Errol’s new big development improvement plan, that sounds so nice, it is not just the city, but it also has to be okayed through the state, I believe, is what I heard, if I am correct. A redesigned new golf course designed by some golf pros, I think, a water park, new housing, new entrances and exits on Vick Road, a new name, and all kinds of things, I don’t even know about. Hotel, I think, new clubhouse maybe? Don’t hold me to it, as I am not sure, just discussing things. It sounds impressive! December 16, 2017 at 9:09 am Mama Reply Reply December 14, 2017 at 3:43 pm Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia These 2 communities are very interested in what is going on with the golf course properties, as their property values may possibly be affected based on decisions made. I have occasion to be at many homes in the Apopka area and I am continually asked a lot of times what I have heard about the properties. Some residents actually make decisions on when and where to buy homes depending upon rising or lowering property values at any time, so being left in the dark about these properties is concerning to home owners, especially at Rock Springs Ridge where there seems to be no information. At least Errol Estate is in the hands of the city right now, so we’ll see how quickly that moves along. Just trying to see through some of the “transparency” – lol. Reply The “road diet” part was another of his head scratchers, at least for me. Road diet, to me, is driving through the fast food windows, ordering, and heading down the road and digging in and eating out of the paper bags on the way to somewhere…..Viva Taco Bell. Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Reply There has been a lot of news about closed down and shuttered golf courses in other Central Florida cities, and even in the news, at the various county commission meetings too, as a subject that they are forced to have debate about, and deal with, and how they have to go about handling the fallout of the shuttered courses, with the golf course residents irked, and demanding something be done. Articles in the Orlando Sentinel are very frequent…….many other cities and counties, are considering buying the vacated unsightly and grown-up golf course properties as parks, or with the cities and counties purchasing them with them the government entities being the new owner/operators of the golf courses, at the high- cost expense of all of their tax- payers. Others, like the developers, want to see homes built there, which usually the golf course residents are against, because they want their golf courses back, because that is why they bought and moved to a golf- course community, in the first place…..these issues aren’t over in Apopka either, they are just being kept quiet, about it for now, during the election. Silence is golden….shhhh…..quiet now…….shhhh. During the last city election time, in fact, a very quick little meeting was scheduled out there at a restaurant at Rock Springs Ridge, and all the Apopka City Council members re-running for election, and the new candidates running were invited, on extremely short notice, to come out there with the subject being allegedly to support, promise to support, or pledge to support RSR golf course, if you were trying to be re-elected, were an already sitting member of the council, or elected for the first time, along with whoever happened to be there at the restaurant, as patrons there to dine, to listen in and hob nob….. Mama Mia December 16, 2017 at 5:12 pm Mama Mia UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Mama Mia I am aware that these alcohol establishments, regardless of the type of alcohol business, do have a right to operate, however it is the Apopka City Council’s job to protect the safety and welfare of our residents. These alcohol establishments, can go elsewhere within the city’s corporate borders…do not be deceived, there is no cause to shove them next door to the churches….IMO December 13, 2017 at 10:31 pm With all due respect, within the discussion above, where it is mentioned that the residential tax revenue collected on lower-priced homes is less than the costs of services provided, and that next year and the coming years, the council will have to make up the differences…..Look, most of the lower-income homes around here, in this city, have been around here for years and years, and most of the owners are on social security and fixed incomes. They have been paying residential tax revenues a very long time. There are very few low-priced homes being built now days! The developers want every nickel they can get for their own profits! And certainly people can argue all day about the definition of what a low-priced home actually is….what is low-priced for one person, is not low-priced for another. And a very common complaint by political leaders, is that we need more affordable housing, that is not getting built, because of developers wanting to get as much bang for their buck, as they can squeeze, out of a parcel of land. Instead of making residents in lower- priced homes feel guilty, and bringing this point up, possibly looking at some of the multitude of other reasons the city budget is getting out-of-control, and increasing so much, too quickly, that the city council is having to rob Peter to pay Paul….. I know I could write a book on some of the areas that money is being wasted, and given away, that is totally unnecessary! Not to mention some people who live in expensive homes, and don’t have to pay property taxes for whatever reasons that are obviously legal, but I won’t go there! Don’t bring the lower-priced home subject up, to make those people feel bad, look elsewhere for the waste and giving away of the city tax payer monies!!!! Not very good directional signs, if you are in an emergency situation, and taking someone to the hospital, and not familiar with where the new hospital is, and it is a lot harder to find than the old hospital. Our focus must be on economic development especially in the commercial market. This can help growth income to hopefully overtake spending before we stagnate, forcing us to raise taxes to make up the difference.I’m a big fan of analogies as they help us to grasp both scenarios and concepts in an understandable manner, so let me put it into perspective. NASCAR fans may recall an August 2nd, 2015 headline that read, “Kenseth Wins at Pocono as Kyle Busch Runs Dry”. As with cash reserves, fuel management is just as important as other aspects of the race. Skipping a pit stop may for the time being put you ahead, however, as in the above-mentioned story, Busch ran out of fuel halfway through the last lap. As he slowed to a stop, it opened the door for Kenseth to take the checkered flag.While this principle is true, it is possible to be too conservative as well, thus slowing down progress. This has been the opposite contention, and finding the right balance is the best approach. This is why I will continue to advocate for a workshop to discuss our reserves and establish a healthy forward-thinking policy so we can all win.”Editor’s Note: Tomorrow the candidates running for Seat #1 and Seat #2 will share their thoughts on the State of the City Address. The problem with this town, is the problem that it has had all along, and that is the steady stream of high traffic, right through the main drag of town. The mayor can’t help that, no one seems to be to do anything about it. Other cities around that are so admired, do not have this major problem, and they can have a walkable, window- shopping, town. It is really not the mayor’s fault. The by- pass was supposed to help, but it didn’t, and now the traffic is getting even worse and worse with more people moving here, and more and more homes being built. What is the answer? I don’t have a clue, to tell you the truth….but it is getting really dangerous out on the roads around this city, I know that! TAGSState of the City Previous articleA new era begins!Next articleVote tomorrow in The Apopka Voice Reader’s Poll – Seat #2 Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mama Mia Michael Heaton….I am glad you brought that subject up. Another obvious omission of the mayor’s state of the city address. The new Errol golf course, water park, and additional greatly expanded amenities is a very big plan that is to be monumental in this city, but NO mention in the state of the city address by the mayor?…..that is odd, to say the least! Mama Mia Reply Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Reply Michael Heaton Michael Heaton December 13, 2017 at 9:34 pm LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Mama Mia They sure need some better signs for the new hospital, I know that. Tiny little capital letter H signs in blue, hanging above the other signs, isn’t cutting it. Some people don’t know that means hospital. Tiny little H signs is all that is there, along the 429 as you are driving near the new hospital. Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Mama Mia Apopka has a great family- friendly reputation, not the seedy, sleazy, low- life elements, that are present in some areas of Orlando. We are not the “armpit” of Orlando, no we are not, but just as the sun comes up and the sun sets daily, and the tides change daily, our city can change for the worst, and head in the wrong direction, and become the “armpit”…..those sitting on the council voting for these alcohol changes, don’t need to be opening this “can of worms”…. they need to be thankful that we are not like parts of Orlando and don’t want to be!!! We reduced reserves, borrowed, and yes, raised taxes this year to balance the budget, all the while putting off many needed expenditures. While we have seen over 500 certificates of occupancy as was stated, residential tax revenue on lower-priced homes is less than the cost of services provided, therefore we will have to make up the difference in the next and coming years.Commissioner Doug Bankson: “We reduced reserves, borrowed, and yes, raised taxes this year to balance the budget, all the while putting off many needed expenditures. While we have seen over 500 certificates of occupancy as was stated, residential tax revenue on lower-priced homes is less than the cost of services provided, therefore we will have to make up the difference in the next and coming years.” The Apopka Voice showed photos and articles reporting on that meeting out there at RSR, that I am referring to, that was held out there at that time…… December 15, 2017 at 9:13 pm Let’s see….so the residential tax revenues generated from the lower- priced homes, do not cover the costs of services provided? And they will have to be made up for? Hmmm….let me think about that statement. Okay, the water, re-use water, if you happen to have it, and the sewer rates are the same in the city limits, as to the higher- priced homes versus lower- priced homes…. the garbage rates and trash pickup rates are the same in the city limits for lower and higher priced homes…..the property tax millage rate is the same rate based on the home’s value…..ambulance service rates are the same for lower and higher priced homes, within the city limits, with the exception of those who need to be transported additional miles to the hospital, might pay more, based on extra miles, not sure, but what I believe to be true….. the connection fees to get on and hook up to the utility system of city water service, and city sewer system line connections are the same , whether it is a new home just built, or an existing home possibly being annexed into the city, no matter if the home is expensive and upscale, or a modest lower- priced home….the only other services I can think of is police and fire, and wealthy and modest homes, both have equal access to police and fire service calls and receive city services of protection….so what is going on really here????? Makes me wonder! Read between the lines……… Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom December 13, 2017 at 9:51 pm Reply December 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm Mama Mia There have been so many differing ideas discussed since the visioning process that the residents are confused. Take the Highland Manor home for example. It was going to be saved, it was going to be moved, it was going to be torn down. It was going to go to Dream Lake, then Station St. and even out on the lobe into the pond at Martin’s Pond there at the city center…… December 13, 2017 at 10:54 pm Mama Mia December 13, 2017 at 9:22 pm Reply December 14, 2017 at 1:12 pm December 13, 2017 at 8:50 pm Mama Mia As one resident pointed out, there was talk of a cross over or a gateway from the city center to the other side. Then it was said that the city would come back at a later time, and decide then what to do with the Highland Manor. Then next, we were told the property the house sits on was sold, but I see it has not been closed on yet. Then later we found out that the house will now be in Tauras, the developer’s possession. There was talk of putting a splash pad down near Station St. and a farmer’s market. Now the splash pad has been changed to go into the KLNP, and remove the existing tennis courts. Currently, they now are discussing putting a micro-brewery near Station St. It is getting a little old, all of these constant changes, and no one seems to know what the actual plans are going to be. The residents have heard so many different plans that they have given up. What they have seen is more traffic congestion, and more sirens day and night going to wrecks, and they are sick of it all, even though they don’t know what to do about it because they can’t! Reply Mama Mia Reply The surprise part of the mayor’s speech was his obvious omission. No mention during his speech, about how he and his allies on the city commission, plan to turn this city into a alcohol- lovers paradise….with as many beer, wine, spirit bars and establishments, all over the entire city, as many as the market will bare, and right next to churches, daycares, parks, government buildings, and much closer to schools. If you do not agree with the mayor and his fellow commissioner allies on the city council, that voted for, and in favor of the first reading at the last council meeting, approving these changes to the alcohol ordinance, then please come, protest, and speak to them in person, at the next city council meeting, Dec. 20th, at 7pm. and tell them if you don’t agree, and that you feel it is not safe, or good for our city, and that it is not an improvement to our citizen’s quality of life. It is very hard to stand up to them when they hold all the power….I ask for your help, as it is a highly emotional subject to me, even though I joke around a lot on this website, I am very serious…. I feel it is a step in the wrong direction for this city’s welfare and safety of our residents and especially children. Maybe Mayor Kilsheimer, Commissioner Velazquez, and Commissioner Becker will listen better to someone other than me. I hope someone will show up and speak on the record, against these alcohol amendments, as they will have people there next time, to tout the wonders of the alcohol drinking establishments and boozy businesses all over town, that they say will economically develop our city, and lead to a quality of life improvement for Apopkans. NO! December 14, 2017 at 3:03 pm December 13, 2017 at 9:38 pmcenter_img Barbara, you think that an Apopka commissioner has a conflict with church and state, in your opinion??? I think there are 3 members, on the Apopka City Council, who have an ongoing conflict with church and state, in my opinion, for voting to allow expanded alcohol drinking right next door to churches, where people are worshiping, and just listen to the city attorney on the last city council audio of Dec. 6, 2017 explaining micro-breweries, just one example of the alcohol businesses that will be allowed, if voted in by the majority sitting on the Apopka City Council…..here is what the city attorney mentioned about the micro-breweries that he knew of…some have outside tables with music, wristbands sold for ten to fifteen bucks a piece, where the patrons drink 6, 7, or 8 beers, socialize, and then are sent on their way……sorry, this is NOT compatible with being next to churches, daycares, government buildings, and closer to schools, like they want to vote in, and approve at the next Dec. 20th, 2017 council meeting at 7pm, the second reading, and possible approval that will open the door for these activities….IMO. Is that a state and church issue? I think so! IMO… Also the banning of churches from the new city center is highly questionable also….so when you say one commissioner has an issue with church and state, as you claim, I think it goes back to other council members also….IMO Mama Mia December 16, 2017 at 8:48 am December 14, 2017 at 3:06 pm December 13, 2017 at 9:03 pm I thought the mayor’s speech was nice. He is a great speaker, and good at talk…lol. December 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm Reply Mama Mia Please enter your name here Mama Mia When the residents first heard about a city center they thought of it as a place they could gather and listen to music and entertainment, dine, and hob knob, and bring their family members along for special occasions. They didn’t count on a hotel. Or the talk of a grocery store, or medical offices like plastic surgery centers….not what most residents had in mind, and certainly not senior citizens housing either. Reply Reply Barbara McLeod I found it interesting in the Mayor’s State of the City Address that there was absolutely no mention at all of the 2 largest residential communities in our city, Errol Estate and Rock Springs Ridge, and the continuing issues of both with a closed down 27 hole golf course. The tax base from both these communities has a tremendous effect on the budget of our city and how those tax dollars would be utilized or not utilized in moving forward. Both communities being privately owned, would depend upon the city government to cooperate fully and at a quicker than normal pace to get approval on any plans in the works. The Errol estate plan is in the hands of the current administration at this time, but information regarding Rock Springs Ridge is apparently being held close to the vest at this time. Transparency on these communities would be nice!! Reply Reply December 14, 2017 at 11:21 am December 16, 2017 at 10:39 am Reply Reply December 16, 2017 at 8:50 am December 16, 2017 at 8:59 am Michael Heaton Mama Mia You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here December 16, 2017 at 10:00 am Reply It was reported to have snowed in all the states in the US the other day. I wish it would snow here, I miss the snow. December 16, 2017 at 9:01 am The subject to be discussed was the maintenance of the golf course issues, and the huge upkeep costs and the status of the golf course’s future…….. Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 December 13, 2017 at 9:42 pm Mama Barbara, for the record, Apopka has NEVER EVER been a part of Orlando, not back then, under other mayor’s leaderships, and not now, under this mayor’s leadership, and therefore, it is just not true, when you state…..”Apopka is no longer the armpit of Orlando”….wow, Barbara. 32 COMMENTS Actually, the state has already put their stamp of approval on the project and it has been back in the hands of the City of Apopka for awhile now. In addition to the above, an assisted living facility will be built also, and supposedly that will be the first part of the project to happen. It’s Mayor Joe’s move next! Reply Mama Mia Reply Mama Mia Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. They said that the scum on top the pond that was unsightly would have a certain kind of fish stocked in there, to keep the scum ate up. We would have a fountain in the middle of the pond and a boardwalk built all the way around the pond. Then that plan was changed too. No one can keep up with these constant changes, and just idle talk and with nothing tangible to see for all this constant talk and blueprints. A lot of residents think the city center is going to be more about the developer’s profit than about pleasing the local residents and what they desire. Many see the city center plans as just another commercial development no different than in any other city, and not what they expected. All the candidates and existing commissioners did not attend. This meeting was not scheduled by the city….No, the meeting was conjured up by a “concerned citizen” who has not lived here in Apopka very long. The “concerned citizen” didn’t live in the golf course community of Rock Spring Ridge, herself, but instead in another non-golf course subdivision, but she managed to call this meeting together, with a extremely quick notice, and got some candidates to attend…LOL December 16, 2017 at 10:53 am December 16, 2017 at 10:42 am Reply Reply Reply I think one commissioner has a conflict with church and state. So glad Mayor Joe Kilsheimer is leading our city into the future. Apopka is no longer the armpit of Orlando thank you Mr. Mayor! Reply December 14, 2017 at 11:24 am I am heartbroken today as I picked up the Sentinel and was reading the deaths, and I saw a name I recognized, and I thought, no, it can’t be, it can’t be the Dennis I know, the Dennis I went to school with, and the Dennis I graduated with. I then looked at the Loomis Funeral Home obits, and yes, it was Dennis, the Dennis I knew for so long. I had not seen him lately since he wasn’t currently working at Publix. My eyes formed tears when I realized it was my classmate, I went to high school with….he always would prank me whenever I went into Publix, and trick me, kid with me, hug me, and then always he would start talking on and on about our high school reunions, and when the next one would be coming up, and asking me if I was going to go. Actually, I have never attended one of my high school reunions, but he would pester me, anyway. I will miss Dennis, he was one of a kind. Sometimes I would go into Publix, and he would be really laughing and pranking me, and other times he would be really down, serious, and sad. One time over at the high school at citizen’s night classes, we ended up taking the same beginners computer class years and years ago, and between our clowning and cutting up, I think we really disturbed the man teaching the classes! RIP Dennis, I am really heartbroken, and although I knew about his seizures, I didn’t know the cause of them. So sad, prayers for his family, he was a really special and good guy. Gone, but not forgotten. December 16, 2017 at 9:18 am Whether one lives in a shack, or in a mansion, in this city, the property tax millage rate is the same for all. It is just that the mansion, for example, has a higher value, but the lower-incomes homes are just as subjected to property values going up as the more costly homes like the mansion, for example…….. Mama Mia Yes, you are right, Micheal Heaton…. I had forgotten how the golf course issues were very much in the news at the time of the last city election, so I am glad you brought that up. Not just Errol Estate but also Rock Springs Ridge…… Reply Reply On Tuesday morning, Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer delivered his second State of the City Address at the Highland Manor. Friends, family, supporters, City employees, and elected officials turned out for the 30-minute speech, which outlined the City’s accomplishments in 2017, and a roadmap for 2018 and the future.Two members of the City Council were at the State of the City Address, and shared their thoughts on the speech with The Apopka Voice – Commissioners Doug Bankson, and Diane Velazquez.And while both commissioners agreed on much of the visioning and accomplishments, there was also contrasting viewpoints.“What I heard was both a positive and achievable message,” said Velazquez. “It is my opinion that the mayor, the city administration, and city staff are organizing and putting together a plan that falls within our budget without placing cautionary concerns on the city’s budget or reserves. The city administration and staff have done a great jobCommissioner Diane Velazquez: “What I heard was both a positive and achievable message,” said Velazquez. “It is my opinion that the mayor, the city administration, and city staff are organizing and putting together a plan that falls within our budget without placing cautionary concerns on the city’s budget or reserves.”addressing these projects, sometimes under time constraints, and having to balance and take into consideration the concerns from residents, business people and others involved in city affairs. I am excited about the opening of the new Florida Hospital. With the upcoming development of the City Center Project and projected presentation of the first phase of the downtown area, the hotel will lead the approaching inception of the project. This economic growth will give many of our residents the opportunity to live, work and have entertainment in the community. Our community is organically growing and becoming a destination for families and new businesses. Additionally, the Wekiva Parkway or 429, the Kelly Park Interchange, and the interest of business investors seeking to gain entrance into Apopka’s growth is all a major plus for our city. My responsibility as your commissioner is to ensure that the best interest is for the City of Apopka and its residents. It is very important to proceed with Integrity, diligence and with consideration to “all” residents calling Apopka their home.”Bankson too was excited about certain elements of the Address but differed with Kilsheimer on his approach to spending, taxes, and reserves. “The mayor’s state of the city address was an exciting time to look at the steps forward we are making as a city.  The opening of our new Apopka Hospital is paramount in our minds as the newest and tallest addition to the Apopka skyline. This is a mutual effort more than ten years in the making, and a monument to both our past and our future.We are blessed to be in position at the right time in history to ride the wave of national and local economic recovery. Stewarding our growth is the most important fiscal responsibility we have as elected officials, and creating a sustainable trajectory has been my mantra.Along with the continuing development of the northwestern beltway, we are beginning to see the effects of recovery which will continue to bring in the amenities that help position us further as an attractive environment for expansion. All the while, it is a vigil to keep the family-friendly atmosphere that sets us apart as the best place to live and raise our families.While the speech was an opportunity to highlight the best things we have accomplished, the mayor’s visible nod in my direction when mentioning our financial discussions at the city council meetings (referring to our need for a reserve policy most notably) gives me a friendly license to nod back.As was mentioned, we began the year at 20% of reserves, but in actuality, the most recent budget passed required us to further decrease them to 18%, and that is before feeling the full effects of our storm reparations. And though this partially funds our fire department expansion, we will still have to fully staff our stations and find a way to build fire station six which is generously given a temporary station at Florida Hospitals former construction center.The point for me is not to rain on anyone’s parade, but rather to say that many of the decisions made have still to be paid for and won’t be felt until well into the next year, which generates my concerns going forward. December 16, 2017 at 11:48 pm December 13, 2017 at 9:55 pm Reply Mama Mia Please enter your comment! December 14, 2017 at 2:38 pm Reply I got up very early this morning and the transformer at the end of our street was spewing sparks and all over, and looked like a Chinese New Year fireworks show! There were flashes of white hot electrical sparks flying all over Martin Street and in residents’ yards. I got on my home phone and called 911, but it affected our phone lines, as there was popping over the phone lines, and I didn’t hear anyone, so I called it in on my cell phone instead. The police got here very fast, and he was sent immediately, because the dispatchers knew that I had called 911 from our home phone, but they couldn’t hear me, so the police was sent here FAST, not knowing what was the problem. I told the dispatchers on the cell phone, that I had previously called on the home phone. The police blocked the street, and kept check on things, the fire truck came very quickly, and right before the power company was called out by the fire department….it went BOOM really loud and sounded like an explosion! Then our land line telephone and internet service was down, but our power was still on…..strange how those lines work. Service was back on lightning fast! I commend them all, the 911 dispatchers, the police, the fire department, and the power company!last_img read more

Local community portal

Advertisement About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  27 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Local community portal Another potentially useful site for local and regional charities has emerged. UKVillages.co.uk is rolling out its network of communities to offer by August a nationwide database of information on 28,000 UK locations, including villages. Residents, which of course includes charity fundraising staff and volunteers, will be able to enter details of local events and services.Charities can already take advantage of coverage on Newsquest’s growing range of town and county-based Web sites and on TownPages, which was launched in May 1998 Howard Lake | 28 April 2000 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

University online fundraising taken to an extreme

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The University of Exeter, which is facing an increased projected deficit of £4.46 million this year, was briefly for sale online last week at eBay. Needless to say, it was a prank: some students at the university carried it out in protest against proposed cuts related to the deficit.By the time that eBay removed the listing for violating its terms and conditions, the for sale page had been visited 4,000 times and bids had reached £10 million, no doubt ratcheted up by the protesting students.According to a contributor to the UCL Union’s online discussion forum, the sale notice read: Advertisement Tagged with: Digital Giving/Philanthropy Howard Lake | 29 November 2004 | News University online fundraising taken to an extremecenter_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis “University for sale. This university is in bad condition, urgently needing repairs. It has a capacity of around 10,000 students but no Chemistry, Music or Italian departments. Several not-so-careful owners. Offers start at the price of your degree.“Bonus offer: if the auction reaches £3,000,000 a year then you can get the Vice-Chancellor, Steve Smith, thrown in.”The action, which no doubt the university authorities did not find amusing, again emphasises the need for voluntary organisations to ensure that their name and reptutation are not misused online. Voluntary organisations are certainly not immune from being the objects of online campaigns and, in worse cases, online libel or fraud.last_img read more

European Parliament urged to pass resolution condemning Hungary’s new media law

first_img Follow the news on Hungary Despite unanimous opposition from leading media freedom organizations, the Hungarian parliament has adopted a controversial law overhauling the state-owned media and creating a Media Council with utterly disproportionate powers. The law was passed by an overwhelming majority of votes (256 to 87) on 21 December.Appointed directly by the government, the Media Council’s five members will not only have a right of oversight but also the authority to impose heavy fines (of up to 700,000 euros for a TV station and 89,000 euros for an online publication) for content that is “not politically balanced” or “violates human dignity.”The council can also punish offences against religion and the nation, while journalists can be forced to reveal their sources when national security is involved. Although the government intends to ensure “fair balance” in the media, it has not respected this principle in its choice of Media Council members, who all belong to the ruling Fidesz party. The council is supposed to enforce “balance” but it will have no opposition representatives.“Our organization, a 2005 Sakharov Prize laureate, urges the European Parliament’s president and bureau to make discussion of this law an emergency item on the next plenary session’s agenda,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We hope that a debate will take place and that a resolution will be adopted condemning this law and asking the Hungarian government and parliament to do what is necessary to prevent its implementation. The European parliament must use all possible influence to ensure that this law is completely revised in consultation with journalists’ organizations.“The European Commission and the European Council’s president must end their silence on this issue and must insist that the Hungarian government prevent this law, which is incompatible with democratic standards, from coming into force. It is the job of the commission and the council to ensure implementation of treaties that guarantee equal rights for all European citizens. This media law strips Hungarian citizens of the legitimate and fundamental freedom to receive and impart news and information.“The concept of ‘correct news balance’ introduced by this law has no place in the vocabulary of a European Union member country. It is clearly always possible to debate or question the professional ethics of news media but any attempt to legislate on media ethics in such a vague way and disregarding the principles enshrined in the European Union’s Charter of Fundamental Rights is completely unacceptable.“The credibility of Hungary’s EU presidency has clearly been undermined. How can a country aspire to hold human rights dialogues on behalf of the EU with countries such as Russia and China when it adopts such legislation? Hungary has made EU enlargement and relations with neighbouring states one of its priorities. But how can it demand decisive initiatives as regards respect for media freedom from candidate countries in the Balkans when it introduces a system that the European Union would rightly condemn if one of its neighbours adopted it ?” Organisation News News News Help by sharing this information Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU December 31, 2010 – Updated on January 20, 2016 European Parliament urged to pass resolution condemning Hungary’s new media law Swedish Reporters Without Borders awards press freedom prize to a Hungarian news site HungaryEurope – Central Asia center_img Receive email alerts May 4, 2021 Find out more News Hungary’s leading independent radio station taken off the air June 2, 2021 Find out more to go further RSF_en HungaryEurope – Central Asia February 10, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Castleconnell – At the centre of a broad community

first_imgUnstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Twitter Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year TAGScastleconnellCommunitySpecial Feature Facebook Family home in Castleconnell #LimerickPostProperty NewsCommunityVideoCastleconnell – At the centre of a broad communityBy Bernie English – September 2, 2018 1548 Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Email EVERY community needs a place of focus and in Castleconnell, that place is the ACM (Ahane Castleconnell Montpellier) Community Centre in Castle Street.Established in 1998 as the millennium project group, ACM is celebrating twenty years of community activity and the centre has now acquired new premises that will give even more room to accommodate local groups, meetings, training courses and events.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “The centre is the place where the energy for volunteerism comes from in the Castleconnell catchment area,” said ACM board member Eamonn McQuade.“What it does is provide space for things to happen, everything from meetings to card games,” he told The Limerick Post.Secretarial services, evening classes, community childcare facilities and homework club. societies and clubs, summer camps meeting space are all catered for in the centre.Now ACM has acquired another property to expand its potential, Shannon House. The fit-out of the new property was helped with Leader funding through Ballyhoura Development.There are plans for new office space, a cafe, hot desks, more space for classes, for youth activities and clubs and events of every kind.“One of the areas we hope to look at more is providing activities for young people. There are sporting activities at both ends of the village but not a lot happening in the centre of the village,” said Eamonn.“This new space will open up all kinds of possibilities. Without space, without somewhere to call a base it can be very hard for anything to get off the ground in communities, so we’re delighted to be able to move up with the new property”.ACM also has a vision of creating a community garden at the back of the building.“But first we’ll have to clear the space because it’s a bit of a jungle at the moment,” Eamonn explained.center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleMunster begin PRO14 season with bonus point win over CheetahsNext articleMuriel appointed Head of HR at Edwards Lifesciences in Shannon Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Print Advertisement Heartbroken publicans call time on their Covid lockdown Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter WhatsApp Linkedinlast_img read more

GEEK TO ME: Processors, loading speed explained

first_img Pinterest TAGS  From the Geek: This is another call for reader questions! My queue is running on fumes, and I need your questions to make the column run. Surely I haven’t done my job so well that nobody has any more questions? Remember, your questions don’t need to be about computers! I’ll gladly tackle any technology-related topic! Got questions about your new smart speaker (Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc.)? How’s your home audio system doing? Are you getting your money’s worth out of that Smart TV you bought? I can help! Visit my website, and click the Submit a Question link to get started.To view additional content, comment on articles, or submit a question of your own, visit my website at ItsGeekToMe.co (not .com!) Pinterest Twitter Local News Previous article061119_City_County_04Next article39 Million Hugs and Counting – Amma Visits US, Toronto Digital AIM Web Support GEEK TO ME: Processors, loading speed explained Question: I currently have a Dell computer with an I3 processor. If I go up to an I5 processor which has a faster speed, will the web pages load up faster, or is the higher speed just for up/downloads? Thank you for your column.– John S.Niceville, FloridaAnswer: Your question actually implies more unasked questions than the actual question, John. So, I’m going to try and cover a lot of ground in the small space of this week’s edition.First of all, if by “go up to an I5 processor” you mean purchase a new processor for your existing computer, that’s probably not possible. On many modern systems, laptops in particular, the CPU is soldered directly to the motherboard. In cases where a socket is used, the socket may not be compatible with anything other than what the OEM designed it for. Now, if you mean you want to purchase a new system with a different processor, then yes, of course that’s possible.Will web pages load faster? I’m afraid not. The speed at which pages load is a factor of your Internet connection speed, and how many devices are sharing it simultaneously. I’m guessing that if you felt it necessary to ask the question, you must be experiencing slow page loading. This is a tough one to quantify, since “slow” is such a relative term. Besides, the actual content of any given page will inherently load faster or slower than any other given page. Regardless, if what you are seeking is faster loading web pages, you should be seeking an upgrade to your connectivity, rather than your processor. This includes all the equipment on your side of the firewall. That means any router, switches, wireless access points, even the cables themselves. All of these factor-in to the overall speed of downloads, which includes loading web pages.So, then what is the big deal about I5 and I7 processors? Well, it’s a matter of raw computing power. Think of it this way: tiny little 2-seat passenger cars and big muscle cars share the road with everything in between. They both do the same job – riding on roads to get you from place to place. But one is much more responsive than the other. You hit the gas, and you GO. In the right place, such as a track, one could out-pace the other in both acceleration, and top speed. So it is with different processors. They all do the same basic job, but the actual “horsepower” you get from them is a factor of many things, such as their clock speed, how many processor cores they contain, the availability of cache memory, and other technologies such as hyper-threading. Depending on these factors, a well-equipped I3 machine might actually be faster than a poorly equipped I5 machine. There’s a lot to know when trying to make a purchase. I often find that people want the absolutely screaming fastest computer they can possibly get, but they don’t understand what all the numbers mean. If all you do is check e-mail and surf the web, or even use most desktop office applications, a decently appointed I3 machine is plenty of computing power. Now, if you want to render multiple hundred frames of high-resolution graphics per second in a 3D immersive video game, or if you’re compiling several hundred thousand lines of C++ source code, or modeling the movement of subatomic particles in a large supercollider, then you’re probably going to want the best, screaming fastest machine money can buy. Otherwise, save your money and buy something a little less, which is probably intended for your kind of use anyway. Facebook Facebook By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApplast_img read more

SC Under Nefarious Attacks By ‘Disgruntled Bar Members’ & ‘Former Judges With Political Agenda’: BCI Chairman [Read Press Release]

first_imgTop StoriesSC Under Nefarious Attacks By ‘Disgruntled Bar Members’ & ‘Former Judges With Political Agenda’: BCI Chairman [Read Press Release] Sanya Talwar30 May 2020 9:47 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India Chairman vide a press release on Saturday stated that the Supreme Court has been under attack by a “synchronised” & “sustained” conspiracy to weaken & browbeat the institution. The press release signed under the hand of its Chairman, Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra states that a concerted attack by some “disgruntled senior advocates” and former judges has…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 Bar Council of India Chairman vide a press release on Saturday stated that the Supreme Court has been under attack by a “synchronised” & “sustained” conspiracy to weaken & browbeat the institution. The press release signed under the hand of its Chairman, Mr. Manan Kumar Mishra states that a concerted attack by some “disgruntled senior advocates” and former judges has been brought to the fore via “social media, electronic media and print media to castigate and scandalise judiciary by imputing baseless motives on the Supreme Court judges” even though they know that Judges are bound by strictures that do not allow defending themselves.”They are in virtual competition with each other in hurling the choicest of derogatory and indecent words to denigrate the Supreme court. they know that Supreme Court Judges are under compulsion to remain with the Lakshman Rekha and are unable to come out and defend themselves. It is because of this reason that the Bar has to come forward to save the institution.” – Press ReleaseThe BCI Chairman said that the recent comments by former Supreme Court Judge Madan B. Lokur  were “idle talk” against the institution of the Top Court,  undermining the authority of judiciary as a whole. “We have heard Justice Lokur giving sermons that no-one from the Bench and the Bar should ever indulge in act that would shake the faith of the public in judiciary. Now, he himself become part of these misguided group of people is a mind-boggling departure by him of his own much hyped principles”  – Press ReleaseFurther, it states that this action is even more reprehensible since the Supreme Court is seized of the Migrant’s issue and “purported intellectuals” are running an agenda of influencing the Court to “defame” the Government.Purporting to the alleged attacks being made against the Top Court, the Chairman has stated that this is being done to “achieve their morbid designs” and “settle their political agenda”. The statement of the press release goes on to allege that this is being done to lay undue pressure and stipulate dictates according to their wishes.Apropos this, it avers that the Senior Advocate who had recently made remarks against the Apex Court citing lack of pro-activeness and non-invocation of Article 14 of the Constitution must “carefully read Article 14 of the the Constitution along with the provisions and bye-laws of the Supreme Court Bar Association Rules before suspending the elected Secretary of the SCBA. Before reminding the Judges of anything, one should be mindful of his own deeds and misdeeds, states the BCI.Additionally, the BCI states the recent contempt case initiated by the Andhra Pradesh HC against political leaders for abusive comments against judges on social media were “justified” and “in defiance of the Court”.The Chairman states that the people “know everything” and that the people who are aiming to “disgrace, defame and lower the reputation of the Supreme Court” must not indulge in such “mischief”.”The statements by these few Advocates and Mr. Justice Lokur impute derogatory and defamatory allegations against the Supreme Court of India which aims to disgrace, defame and lower the reputation of the Supreme Court. Bar totally disapproves and deprecates such act.”Click Here To Download Press ReleaseRead Press ReleaseSubscribe 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

Learning for life: CPD theory in practice

first_img Comments are closed. Learning for life: CPD theory in practiceOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Life Long Learning and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) are theprocesses by which professionals, such as nurses, develop and improve theirpractice. There are many ways to address CPD: formally, through attending courses,study days and workshops; or informally, through private study and reflection.Reading articles in professional journals is a good way of keeping up-to-datewith what is going on in the field of practice, but reflecting and identifyingwhat you have learned is not always easy. These questions are designed to help you to identify what you have learnedfrom studying the article. They will also help you to clarify what you canapply to practice, what you did not understand and what you need to explorefurther. 1. When was the first course for OH nursing? a) 1934 b) 1954 c) 1964 d) 1974 2. What was a major influence on the education of nurses in the last10years? a) Agenda for change b) The Nursing process c) Nursing models d) Project 2000 3. What is needed to be seen as competent? a) Knowledge b) Skill c) Understanding d) All of the above 4. What does a degree classification indicate? a) A highly academic person b) Someone with independent thought and capable of synthesis c) An expert practitioner d) Some one with a breadth of nursing knowledge 5. How can a new graduate become an expert? a) By getting a good degree classification b) Classroom learning c) As a result of continuing and reflective practice? d) Getting a well-paid job 6. It is the aim of AOHNE to develop reflective practitioners who are: a) Critical thinkers and knowledgeable doers b) Skilled at OH practice c) Able to undertake research d) Capable leaders 7. What is the first step for the CDG to take? a) To decide on the module needed b) To develop a philosophy c) To review the literature d) To develop a degree 8. How long should it take to complete a part-time degree programmes? a) Six months b) One year c) Two years d) Five years 9. What is Rogers’ approach to education? a) Rational b) Utilitarian c) Idealistic d) Humanistic 10. Which government document is the course congruent with? a) Taking a Public Health Approach in the Workplace b) Securing Health Together c) Good Health is Good Business d) Revitalising Health & Safety, a strategy statement Answers & feedback 1) a – The RCN started OHN training in 1934 , then called Industrial Nursing.The history of OH nursing can be found in The Birth of Industrial Nursing,Charley 1954. 2) b 3) d – Competence is about having knowledge, skillsand understanding – all three are required to be classed by both yourself andothers as competent. It may be worth carrying out a literature search to findout more. Also discuss with your colleagues or supervisor/mentor and find outwhat competence means to you. 4) b – Many people think that having adegree is about having a great deal of knowledge, which it is not. It is aboutbeing able to think something through and to be able to find out more and knowwhere to find out more. Again, discuss this with your mentor/supervisor orcolleagues to find out what it all means to you and others. 5) c – It isworth reading Benner to find out more about the different levels, from noviceto expert. Plus, the article in Occupational Health, ‘Time for Reflection’ (May2004). 6) a 7) b – Have you developed your own philosophy of OH nursing?If not, it maybe worth thinking about what you value and believe about OH. 8)c 9) d – It is worth getting hold of Rogers’ book, listed in the referenceson page 29. It is an interesting aspect of teaching and learning. 10) a– Re-read this document or download a copy from the DoH website. last_img read more