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UK retail sales fall in May as Brits swapped supermarkets for restaurants

first_img“There was at least some relief for hard-hit fashion retailers, who were well-served by the re-opening of hospitality.” Online shopping preferred choice for many UK retail sales fell by 1.4 per cent in May following a sharp increase in April when lockdown restrictions were eased, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) data. The proportion of retail sales conducted online remains much higher than before the pandemic, but in May all retail sectors reported a fall in digital transactions as customers returned to stores. The monthly drop was unexpected, with economists predicting a 1.6 per cent increase. whatsapp Non-food stores reported a 2.3 per cent increase in monthly sales during May, with hardware and furniture shops posting the largest growth of nine per cent. The amount of money changing hands in UK shops was also 9.1 per cent higher than pre-pandemic levels. The ONS said that the easing of hospitality restrictions led to consumers swapping supermarkets for eating and drinking out at restaurants and bars. There was also strong growth in fuel sales and non-food retailers, rising 19.3 per cent and 17.8 per cent respectively. In comparison with February 2020, the value of total online retail sales in May 2021 was almost 60 per cent higher, while in-store purchases were 1.3 per cent lower. UK retail sales fall in May as Brits swapped supermarkets for restaurants Damian Shepherd Also Read: CBI: UK economy to grow 8.2 per cent this year in return to pre-Covid level whatsapp “In the first full month of trading since non-essential retail reopened for business, it seems shoppers were all too happy to deliver on the kind of pent up demand the industry desperately needs, although the reopening of hospitality venues meant food sales took a hit.” Despite the monthly decline, over April and May combined, retail sales were still 7.7 per cent higher than in March 2021.center_img Food store sales fell by 5.7 per cent in May. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images) Also Read: 42m Brits: Four in five UK adults given first dose of Covid vaccine “Retailers large and small will be working hard to sustain shoppers’ interest in physical stores rather than the convenience of online shopping.” Friday 18 June 2021 8:14 am Share “Despite a slight monthly decline on April, May nonetheless marked another month of progress for the retail sector,” said Lynda Petherick, retail lead at Accenture. Also Read: Sunak: Existing help for businesses hit by lockdown extension generous enough The sharp increase in sales volumes over April and May has resulted in them being 8.3 per cent higher than the previous three months. “One of the wettest Mays on record was another unfortunate blow for the high street, which has seen shoppers return in good – if not full – force since April’s re-opening,” said Aled Patchett, head of retail and consumer goods at Lloyds Bank. Boost for hardware and furniture shops The largest contribution to the decline came from food stores, where sales volumes fell by 5.7 per cent. “Pent-up consumer demand will be key to the success of UK retail in the months ahead, but as lockdown continues to ease we are seeing retailers’ share of wallet reduce slightly as the public enjoys more and more choice on where to spend their hard-earned pounds,” said Karen Johnson, head of retail & wholesale at Barclays Corporate Banking. Show Comments ▼ “Lockdown being extended for four more weeks means for many, holiday outfits will still be on hold, so it’s too soon to tell if a return to the high street will outlive the height of summer,” said Emma-Lou Montgomery, associate director at Fidelity International.last_img read more

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David Miliband hints at return to politics but still supports his brother as leader of the Labour party

first_imgSaturday 13 December 2014 6:23 am whatsapp whatsapp David Miliband hints at return to politics but still supports his brother as leader of the Labour party Tags: NULL Show Comments ▼center_img Sarah Spickernell Share David Miliband, brother of Labour leader Ed Miliband, has indicated that he may return to a career in politics.  In 2013, the former Labour foreign secretary stepped down as MP when he was defeated by his brother in an election battle for party leadership. He moved to New York instead, where he worked as head of the International Rescue Committee (IRC). But in an interview with the FT last night, he said that his long-term plan was not to stay in the US. When asked whether he would consider returning to Westminster, he replied: “You just don’t know, do you?”  “Tony Blair and John Major have said that they wish they’d done their post-premiership jobs before they became prime minister,” he continued, adding that he “passionately” wants Labour to win in the 2015 general election.  He said that the experience gained from his current job as head of the IRC could be useful for any future political career.STILL SUPPORTS LABOUR, AND EDSince Ed became leader, the Labour party has slipped by around six points in the popularity polls, and he now faces widespread criticism from backbenchers within his own party.  But David still supports Ed’s position, and when asked whether his brother would make a good Prime Minister, he responded by saying “of course. I would know that better than most.”  He described Ed as having qualities such as clarity, vision and determination. “Those are all important qualities,” he said. He added that he believed Ed had the “resilience” to cope with the criticism he now faces. Former Labour leader Tony Blair made a similar comment last month, saying he believed Ed was “robust enough” to deal with doubts over his leadership.    last_img read more

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Monitise on the block after sales targets missed

first_imgONCE one of London’s shining financial technology stars, Monitise put itself up for sale yesterday after issuing its third revenue warning in 12 months.Business giant IBM, a close partner of Monitise since 2013, was among the interested parties considering a bid for the firm yesterday, City A.M. understands.Monitise shares collapsed 25 per cent after it posted a statement announcing a review of its strategic options, warning that full-year revenue would be below its expectations and blaming its transition to a subscription-based business model.Monitise – whose 350 customers include Telefonica, Santander and MasterCard – said it is considering all options including a potential sale and stock market listings under the review, which will be conducted by financial adviser Moelis & Co.“In our business and the review we are now embarking on, we remain focused on ensuring the best possible outcome for all Monitise stakeholders,” said co-chief executives Alastair Lukies and Elizabeth Buse in a statement. Monitise also said it expects a full-year loss of between $60m (£40m) and $76m, wider than market estimates.Prior to the announcement, the company’s 2015 loss was forecast at £33.24m by analysts.However, the company said it still expected to turn profit in 2016, helped by cost savings from the re-shaping of the business.“Monitise is announcing that it is commencing a review of its business that will incorporate a ‘formal sale process’. We continue to see strategic value in the assets of the business given the importance of mobile banking to banks which is a clearly growing channel of engagement for them and their customers,” said UBS analyst David Mulholland, who reiterated a buy rating on Monitise with a target price of 75p.Shares in Monitise closed at 15p in London yesterday, a fall of over 80 per cent in the last 12 months. IBM did not respond to requests for comment. Show Comments ▼ Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapKatt Williams Explains Why He Believes There ‘Is No Cancel Culture’ inThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap whatsapp Thursday 22 January 2015 9:25 pm Sharecenter_img Express KCS by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Weekzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementVikings: Free Online GameIf you’re over 50 – this game is a must!Vikings: Free Online GameDefinitionThe Most Famous Movie Filmed In Every U.S. StateDefinitionTheFashionBallPrince Harry Admits Meghan Markle May Not Be The OneTheFashionBallTaonga: The Island FarmThe Most Relaxing Farm Game of 2021. No InstallTaonga: The Island Farm Monitise on the block after sales targets missed whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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Afren share price closed down 71 per cent on funding crisis after oil drop

first_img Share Show Comments ▼ Afren’s share price closed down 71 per cent at just over 5p today, an all-time low, after the company said a funding crisis may force it to restructure its debt.The FTSE 250 oil company revealed it was in talks with a committee of its largest bondholders regarding the company’s financial position and funding needs. Afren said it was struggling amid a “significant dislocation” in the oil market, with the price of the black stuff crumbling 60 per cent since July last year.If the oil and gas producer doesn’t receive the cash injection it so desperately needs, or isn’t taken over by Nigerian rival Seplat, then it will be forced to restructure its debt.While Afren received a “highly preliminary” takeover approach from Seplat in December, there was no guarantee of an offer being made.The company has already started talking to the banks behind a $300m (£199) debt facility about deferring a $50m (£33) payment which is due at the end of this month. It said it’s considering using a 30-day grace period relating to $15m (£9m) of interest payments on bonds due Feb 1.”Assuming the company’s currency debt structure remains unchanged, there is an equity funding requirement which is likely to be significant and in excess of the company’s market capitalisation,” Afren said in a statement today.”New funds will be required to meet interest and principal repayments, working capital and a reduced capital expenditure programme.””[It] will be having discussions with its existing stakeholders and new third party investors regarding recapitalising the company.”The company’s shares closed down 69 per cent at 5.5 pence at 4.30pm in London today. Earlier in the day they had fallen as low as 71 per cent.Afren has so far failed to shake off a torrid 2014, during which it suffered as oil prices slid below $55 per barrel, and former chief executive Osman Shahenshah and former chief operating officer Shahid Ullah were fired for gross misconduct. Jessica Morris whatsapp by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity WeekMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Heraldzenherald.comMeghan Markle Changed This Major Detail On Archies Birth Certificatezenherald.comNoteableyKirstie Alley Is So Skinny Now And Looks Like A BarbieNoteableyBeverly Hills MDPlastic Surgeon Explains: “Doing This Every Morning Can Snap Back Sagging Skin” (No Creams Needed)Beverly Hills MDEquity MirrorThey Drained Niagara Falls — They Weren’t Prepared For This Sickening DiscoveryEquity MirrorUltimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementIf Your Dog Eats Grass (Do This Every Day)Ultimate Pet Nutrition Nutra Thrive SupplementBeach RaiderMom Belly Keeps Growing, Doctor Sees Scan And Calls CopsBeach Raidercenter_img whatsapp Tuesday 27 January 2015 12:00 pm Afren share price closed down 71 per cent on funding crisis after oil drop More From Our Partners Inside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis’ not-so-average farmhouse estatenypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgFlorida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org Tags: Afren Company Oil priceslast_img read more

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To save lives, get partisanship out of public health science

first_img By Brian C. Castrucci July 4, 2020 Reprints @BrianCCastrucci Despite troubling reports of harassment and threats targeted at public health officials over the past few months, public confidence in the science community has remained strong for several decades. In a recent Pew Research Center survey, 79% of Americans said they had a great deal or a fair amount of confidence in scientists to act in the best interests of the public, while only 25% said the same about elected officials.If we respect and trust scientists, why do we give politicians more power for decision-making about issues that directly affect our health?As the U.S. approaches 130,000 deaths from Covid-19, we should be able to look to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), arguably the world’s leading public health institution, for unfiltered and unbiased analysis and guidance. Yet instead of leading the response, the CDC’s repeated early warnings of Covid-19’s potential for devastating impact were ignored; the White House prevented it from sharing comprehensive, science-based messaging the public desperately needed; and its guidelines for safe economic reopening were softened by the White House.advertisement Tags mental health Political interference with public health is not unique to the federal level. An analysis by Kaiser Health News and the Associated Press found that at least 34 state and local public health leaders across 17 states have announced their resignations, retired, or been fired since April. Some were forced out because of policy disagreements; others stepped down after being harassed, even receiving death threats, from community members.When public health leaders are driven from their jobs because elected officials grow weary of their evidence-based resistance to more aggressive economic reopening, required mask-wearing, or relaxed social distancing requirements, the consequences affect everyone.  The number of new COVID-19 cases are increasing in many states and cities where elected officials have either ignored or silenced public health officials with whom they disagree.We are seeing firsthand what happens when partisanship is prioritized over the public’s health and well-being. We need structural change to ensure this doesn’t happen again. We must ensure that public health leaders working in federal, state, and local governments cannot be easily sidelined or forced out during the next public health crisis. Fortunately, there are existing solutions at each level of government.At the federal level, the CDC’s responsibility to the executive branch is problematic. Remarkably, no statute sets the minimum qualifications of the CDC director. It’s not an exaggeration to say that the president could appoint a friend or a family member to lead the agency. What limits would an anti-vaccine president, for example, put on vaccinations and other medical and public health issues?In areas that Congress has determined should be conducted with some degree of autonomy from presidential, and arguably partisan, control, it has created independent agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. To ensure science-based responses to our nation’s most challenging public health crises, it is time to release the CDC from the grasp of the executive branch. If Covid-19 has taught us anything, it should be that the nation’s health should never again be susceptible to partisan control.At the state and local levels, part of the answer may lie in boards of health. To empower state and local health officials to provide factual, unbiased information to the public with limited partisan influence, they should report to local boards of health instead of to single elected or appointed officials. State and local boards of health in the United States have been around since the late 18th century. Their responsibilities differ substantially, but they are an existing infrastructure that, if empowered to do so, could help to insulate state and local public health officials from partisan interference. Research has shown that when a state health official reports to a board of health rather than a secretary of health or governor, the length of their tenure doubles, suggesting that those health officials are less susceptible to partisan dictates.Of course, none of this is foolproof. While executive control can be limited, political influence is harder to regulate. Yet by shifting the oversight of federal, state, and local public health agencies from single, elected officials to boards or commissions with staggered terms; ensuring a balance in the party affiliations of commissioners; guaranteeing seats for community members, public health practitioners, and medical professionals; and requiring legislative confirmation, we can encourage greater autonomy and preserve the evidence-based, scientific voice even in times of extreme political polarization.If Americans wouldn’t consult their mayors or congressional representatives about personal health issues, then it reasons that decisions about responding to a historic pandemic should be driven by health experts and scientists, not politicians. We can’t simply survive this current crisis and then continue to accept a system that puts partisan politics ahead of health. In this moment, when public health professionals have never been more essential yet have never been more silenced and threatened, we must confront the dangers of partisan influences on scientific decision-making and restructure these outdated systems of leadership.Brian C. Castrucci is the president and chief executive officer of the de Beaumont Foundation. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, is flanked by President Donald Trump as speaks during the daily briefing on the novel coronavirus in April. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images [email protected] Brian C. Castrucci About the Author Reprints First OpinionTo save lives, get partisanship out of public health science Unfortunately, this is not the only example of presidential interference with the CDC’s response to a pandemic. In the past 40 years, two global pandemics were each made worse by political interference that sidelined and muzzled CDC’s public health leaders and scientists.By the time President Reagan delivered his first major speech on the AIDS crisis in 1987 — six years after the disease was first reported in the United States — more than 25,000 Americans had died of the disease. Much more could have been done in those six years had public health experts led the charge. We are seeing much the same thing with Covid-19 as we live through a worst-case scenario with deaths and illnesses that could have been curbed with sound public health leadership unencumbered by political interests.advertisementlast_img read more

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Laois TD demands clarity for Leaving Cert students

first_img Laois Councillor ‘amazed’ at Electric Picnic decision to apply for later date for 2021 festival Facebook Pinterest Electric Picnic Twitter TAGSCoronavirusLeaving CertSean Fleming TD Previous articleDeaths in Laois – Thursday, April 16, 2020Next articleLocal domestic abuse services welcomes new awareness campaign on domestic violence LaoisToday Reporter WhatsApp He said, “I am concerned from listening to the teachers’ unions as to what exact consultations have taken place with unions.“Also, what arrangements have been made in respect of summer school time for leaving certificate students.“I’m also asking the Minister to clarify whether the student’s representative body was involved in these discussions.“Students, teachers and parents need clarity on this as soon as possible.“The Minister needs to clearly set out the full arrangements which now need to be put in place for the rescheduled exams,” concluded Deputy Fleming.SEE ALSO – Eight residents at Laois hospital die from Coronavirus over Easter weekend Facebook Pinterest Fianna Fáil TD for Laois-Offaly has called on the Minister for Education to provide full clarity in relation to the rearranged Leaving Certificate exam.Plans to delay the exams until late July or August were announced last week but students, teachers and parents still have many unanswered questions surrounding the exams.Deputy Fleming has asked for details of school time, equality and mental health appraisals which informed the plan for July/August.center_img WhatsApp Laois TD demands clarity for Leaving Cert students RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By LaoisToday Reporter – 16th April 2020 Bizarre situation as Ben Brennan breaks up Fianna Fáil-Fine Gael arrangement to take Graiguecullen-Portarlington vice-chair role Electric Picnic News Home News Laois TD demands clarity for Leaving Cert students News Twitter Electric Picnic organisers release statement following confirmation of new festival datelast_img read more

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Specter of Hovercraft Infiltration Raised Again

first_img Facebook Twitter AvatarChris Green By Chris Green – 2012.02.10 9:53am A senior South Korean government official has claimed that North Korea recently completed the construction of a hovercraft base in South Hwanghae Province, near the contentious Northern Limit Line in the West Sea.The official revealed the news to Yonhap on Thursday, saying that satellite imagery had revealed the new base at Goampo and adding that the Northwest Islands Defense Command is now working on measures to counter the risk of hovercraft infiltration.“At present the coastal waters around Goampo are iced up, so no naval vessels or hovercraft would be able to sail through there anyway. Since hovercraft could be stationed there once the weather eases up though, the military authorities are keeping a close watch,” the source reportedly said.Those military authorities anticipate that hovercraft previously stationed around the Cheolsan Peninsula in North Pyongan Province, some 200-300kms from Baekryeong Island, will eventually be deployed to the new base. They believe the base is big enough to accommodate 60 to 70 such vessels.During recent bi-monthly artillery exercises by the 6th Brigade of the ROK Marines, Cobra attack helicopters stationed on Baekryeong Island were deployed in a simulation involving hovercraft infiltration. There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest News Specter of Hovercraft Infiltration Raised Again RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img News Entire border patrol unit in North Hamgyong Province placed into quarantine following “paratyphoid” outbreak News North Korea tries to accelerate building of walls and fences along border with China News SHARElast_img read more

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IOSCO seeks feedback on proposed good practices for commodities storage and delivery

first_img The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) has launched a consultation on proposed good practices for commodity markets.In the report, Commodity Storage and Delivery Infrastructures: Good or Sound Practices, published for consultation on Wednesday, IOSCO proposes the adoption of practices designed to bolster commodity markets by enhancing transparency and ensuring a robust environment for the physical storage and delivery of commodities. EC adopts rules to strengthen regulation of commodities markets Financial business chart and economic development pedrosek/123RF Keywords CommoditiesCompanies International Organization of Securities Commissions Related news James Langton The proposals are intended to help storage infrastructure firms and their regulators to identify and address issues that could impact the pricing of commodity derivatives, market integrity and efficiency.“The overarching objective of the good or sound practices is to create a framework that incentivises the market to adopt best practices and self-correction, rather than one that prohibits certain behaviours,” IOSCO says in a news release.The proposed practices cover several broad areas, including oversight, transparency, conflicts of interest, fees and incentives, and operations. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media IOSCO details best practices for commodity storage CFTC approves proposed rule providing an alternative to fingerprinting for foreign nationals Facebook LinkedIn Twitterlast_img read more

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MoU to strengthen ties between Noosa Council and USC

first_imgMoU to strengthen ties between Noosa Council and USC A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed today between Noosa Council and the University of the Sunshine Coast is set to pave the way for new education, research and on-the-job training opportunities.Noosa Mayor Clare Stewart said the MoU would formalise Council’s strong working relationship with the university.“We’re excited to strengthen our ties and work more closely to develop new opportunities for our community, the university’s students, Council projects and staff,” she said.USC Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Helen Bartlett said USC is committed to building strong partnerships with local government, community and business and she is confident that this agreement will lead to a range of significant outcomes for the region.“Together we will seek to identify, promote and deliver research projects and activities that progress the economic, social and environmental development of the Noosa Council region,” Professor Bartlett said.“This agreement presents great opportunities to assist local industries including tourism, provide work-integrated learning for our students, and contribute to important environmental initiatives.“I am delighted to see this agreement come to fruition and look forward to establishing a close working relationship with the Council into the future.”Councillor representation on a management panel will rotate annually, starting with Cr Karen Finzel for the first 12 months.Cr Finzel said research projects involving PhD and other USC students to support Council initiatives, are among potential opportunities to be explored.“This partnership may open up new professional development avenues for staff, as well as new educational opportunities for Noosa residents,” she said.Cr Finzel said the partnership could provide new avenues for students to gain real-world work experience with Council business areas to help them graduate industry-ready.The MoU will establish a working group of USC and Council staff to identify projects the two organisations can work together on.“We may be able to link innovative businesses in the region with USC researchers to develop new products and services – there are all sorts of possibilities we can jointly explore,” Mayor Stewart said.“The University of the Sunshine Coast is our major university. In addition to its campus at Sippy Downs, USC has maintained a physical presence in Noosa for almost 15 years.“We’re pleased to formalise our working relationship with this Memorandum of Understanding,” the Mayor said. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:agreement, Clare, community, education, Government, Noosa, Noosa Council, outcomes, President, professional development, Professor, students, Sunshine Coast, university, University of the Sunshine Coast, USClast_img read more

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Preparing for Fall Welcome, move-in 2019

first_img Published: April 11, 2019 Plans are already underway to welcome our new class of students this fall. In order to provide incoming students a better opportunity to build community and have a more positive move-in experience, some changes have been made from last year’s model. Fall Welcome will occur Aug. 20–30, with move-in beginning on Monday, Aug. 19.Move-inMove-in will begin on Monday, Aug. 19, for international students. It will go through Thursday, Aug. 22. Students’ move-in dates will correspond with their residence hall; this allows students to start building community and make connections right away, as they meet their roommate(s), floormates and resident advisors.ParkingFaculty and staff should plan for parking closures and impacts from Monday, Aug. 19, through Thursday, Aug. 22. There is a high volume of traffic around campus and Boulder during move-in dates, and parking closures help create a positive move-in experience for new students and families by limiting the amount of vehicles driving to, on and around campus. In a 2018 Fall Welcome experience survey to incoming CU families, about 92% agreed that parking and traffic on move-in dates was managed well.Closer to move-in, permit holders will receive an email notification of any parking lot impacts from Parking Services.Fall WelcomeFall Welcome begins Tuesday, Aug. 20, and ends Friday, Aug. 30. Fall Welcome creates a centralized, campuswide welcome experience for all incoming students and families. Programs occurring through Fall Welcome will be designed to provide resources and campus information, establish affinity and a sense of belonging within the campus community, and offer insight and support strategies for a safe and healthy college experience.Campus departments are invited to submit programs, events and opportunities to be included in the Fall Welcome schedule. Submit your Fall Welcome program here. Any questions regarding Fall Welcome can be directed to New Student and Family Programs.Volunteers neededVolunteers are an essential component of Fall Welcome. The volunteer support from our campus community enhances the feelings of welcome and belonging for our new students and families, and ensures the move-in process and programs are efficient and run smoothly.View and sign up for available volunteer shifts. If you would like to volunteer as a department or group, contact Hannah Wilks. All Fall Welcome volunteer information can be found on the Volunteer Resource Center website.Categories:Getting InvolvedCampus Community Share Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-maillast_img read more

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