Don’t fear a second stock market crash! I’d use it to buy dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stocks

first_img 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. Enter Your Email Address Royston Wild | Tuesday, 30th June, 2020 Don’t fear a second stock market crash! I’d use it to buy dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stocks 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. What are the odds on a second stock market crash? Opinions might differ on the likelihood of another meltdown on financial markets. But recent macroeconomic and geopolitical news flow suggests that the chances of another market crash are definitely rising. I’d use any pull-back in share indexes as an opportunity to buy dirt-cheap FTSE 100 stocks.News about Covid-19 continues to dominate the headlines. The total number of worldwide cases has just burst through the 10m marker and is still climbing at an alarming rate. Waves of infections are sweeping through major emerging nations and the West isn’t out of the woods yet, either. Some US states like Texas have reimposed lockdown measures, and in the UK restrictions are being extended in some parts of the country, like Leicester.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…But the coronavirus isn’t the only issue that’s making investors fearful. Tensions between the US and significant trade partners in Asia and Europe continue to heat up. The threat of a no-deal Brexit seems to be growing by the day. Long-running geopolitical anxieties flared up again on Monday with news that Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump, too.Get ready for the market crashGiven all this, it’s no surprise that concerns over a second stock market crash are accelerating. I for one reckon the chances of another financial market collapse are significant. Speaking as a share investor myself, though, the prospect of another crash doesn’t fill me with gloom. Instead I’m excited about the cheap FTSE 100 stocks that I’ll be able to buy in the aftermath.Remember that stock market crashes are nothing new. Many have happened and there will be more to come whether that be several weeks, months, or years from now. Financial markets tend to plunge every seven to eight years. Yet history shows us that stock investors still have the opportunity to make great returns. Long-term investors can expect to make an annual average return of between 8% and 10%, data shows.I’d buy FTSE 100 bargains!A critical part of successful investing involves clever timing, in other words buying low and selling high. A second market crash in the weeks or months ahead, therefore, will provide stock investors with another chance to get in at rock-bottom levels.There are already stacks of brilliant FTSE 100 shares trading for next to nothing following the recent crash. Britain’s colossal housing shortage means that the likes of Barratt Developments and Persimmon should generate exceptional profits through the next decade and beyond. The immense brand power and broad product range of Unilever and Reckitt Benckiser means that they can be expected to deliver meaty earnings growth, too. And growing data demand should supercharge business at Vodafone, too.Another market crash would provide share pickers a chance to grab these FTSE 100 gems at even cheaper prices, too. And they are just a few of the bargains that investors will likely be able to pick up following another sell-off. So don’t waste the opportunity of a second stock market crash – you really could supercharge your investment returns by buying blue chip stocks at rock-bottom levels. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Royston Wild owns shares of Barratt Developments and Unilever. The Motley Fool UK owns shares of and has recommended Unilever. 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.center_img Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Image source: Getty Images. 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! 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Last ride for RaboDirect

first_imgHomecoming: Sky and likes of Ieuan Evans will cover Pro12It is perhaps a shock that Irish company RoboDirect have shied away from extending their deal, however it is not the first time the Rabo brand have pulled out of a major competition. Their Dutch parent company Rabobank, who funded a Tour de France team through their sports arm Rabo Sports, pulled their sponsorship from the competition in the wake of the Lance Armstrong scandal. The signs just weren’t there: RaboDirect have, perhaps surprisingly, decided not to renew their Pro12 sponsorshipTHIS SEASON is the last the Pro12 will have the title sponsor, RaboDirect.The bank have opted not to renew its sponsorship contract with the league, meaning that just as the Celtic and Italian teams take their bow on Sky in the 2014/15 season it will be so under a completely different banner than when their new television deal was inked.This season games will still be ‘RaboDirect’ matches and still shown on BBC Alba, BBC Northern Ireland, BBC Wales, RTE, TG4 and S4C, using these myriad channels as a platform to court potential sponsors. Matches being on Sky the season after this coming term is a carrot for potential sponsors. Sky no longer hold exclusive rights to Aviva Premiership rugby and will have to make do this season with the odd English Championship match interspersed with Amlin Challenge and Heineken Cup games, as well as autumn internationals. It will be a full season before Sky again show weekly games from a top domestic league. RaboDirect’s move to leave the Pro12 is not one borne out of lack of belief in the sport’s integrity, but purely because the company felt they had promoted their brand as much as they could during their term as league custodians.This may seem an odd decision as the Pro12 head towards a four-year deal with Sky that promises 33 televised games a season for a company’s name to shine out of. However, it is a pretty prospect for any potential sponsor. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS DUBLIN, IRELAND – APRIL 27: during the Amlin Challenge Cup Semi Final match between Leinster and Biarritz Olympique at Royal Dublin Society on April 27, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images) last_img read more

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Hotshots: Meet up and coming Leicester Tigers 9 Scott Steele

first_imgFine nine: Steele, here in action for Leicester, has played for Scotland U20 TAGS: Leicester Tigers When did you first play?I joined a local club, Dumfries Saints, when I was at primary school and stayed there until U17s.How did the move to Leicester come about? I played for Scotland U18 with Corey Venus from Leicester and he said they needed a scrum-half, so I wrote to them and got a week’s trial in the summer of 2011. I got invited back for the JP Morgan Sevens and was given an academy contract, then a two-year full-time contract in 2012.Have you played in different positions? I was a wing, then a full-back. I moved to scrum-half at about 15. My dad John suggested it because I wasn’t that big. What representative rugby have you played? Scotland U17, U18 and U20. I really enjoyed the World Championship. My highlight was scoring a try against the USA.What are your hopes for this season? To get more opportunities to play at Leicester so I can show what I can do.center_img LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS RW verdict: Having turned 20 in July, it’s time for Steele to step up from age-group rugby and fulfil his potential.Want to see who’s turning the heads of international rugby coaches every month? Then subscribe to Rugby World! Click here to get the latest subscription deal, or find out how to read RW on your iPad or android tablet here.last_img read more

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Live coverage: SGA meeting April 10

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Facebook What to watch during quarantine ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Twitter Robbie Vaglio Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Linkedincenter_img + posts Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU Facebook ReddIt Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ print Previous articleOutreach program working as an alternative to counselingNext articleListen: Ball Don’t Lie: Special Draft Edition Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissedlast_img read more

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RSF and HRW ask United Arab Emirates to free Jordanian journalist

first_imgTayseer Al-Najjar,  who worked for the Emirati newspaper Dar, was sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of more than 115,000 euros under article 29 of the UAE’s cyber-crime law for allegedly sullying the “prestige and reputation” of the state in Facebook posts. According to the law, he must spend another six months in prison if he cannot pay the fine. Follow the news on United Arab Emirates News (c) Die Welt to go further December 23, 2020 Find out more NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say June 8, 2021 Find out more April 28, 2021 Find out more United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Online freedoms ImprisonedEconomic pressure Al-Najjar had been working in the UAE since April 2015 when was arrested as he was about to leave the country in December 2015. Thereafter, his defence rights were flouted: his family was not told where he was being held and he was not allowed access to a lawyer for more than a year. RSF joins Middle East and North Africa coalition to combat digital surveillance Related documents 181213_letter_on_tayseer_najjar_jr_ar-_vetted_as_1.pdfPDF – 242.33 KB RSF joins other NGOs in amicus brief in WhatsApp suit against NSO Group The joint letter can be read in the original Arabic below. United Arab EmiratesMiddle East – North Africa Online freedoms ImprisonedEconomic pressure Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information News RSF_en RSF and HRW have sent a joint letter to the UAE’s foreign minister asking the authorities to annul the fine so that Al-Najjar can be released. News December 19, 2018 – Updated on December 20, 2018 RSF and HRW ask United Arab Emirates to free Jordanian journalist Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and Human Rights Watch have called on the United Arab Emirates to release Tayseer al-Najjar, a Jordanian journalist who completed a three-year prison sentence on 13 December but has not been freed because he is unable to pay the heavy fine that accompanied the jail term. News At least three professional and non-professional journalists are currently detained in connection with the provision of news and information in the UAE, which is ranked 128th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. Organisation last_img read more

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There Was Only One Solitary Incident Of Breach Of Furlough Leave By 574 Days; Bombay HC Grants Emergency Parole To Murder Convict [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesThere Was Only One Solitary Incident Of Breach Of Furlough Leave By 574 Days; Bombay HC Grants Emergency Parole To Murder Convict [Read Order] Nitish Kashyap30 July 2020 1:22 AMShare This – xObserving that apart from that one solitary incident of breach of furlough leave amounting to 574 days, there has been no other incident, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted emergency parole of 45 days to Asha Tayade, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life, serving her term at Yerwada Prison, Pune. Division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice VG Bisht heard a…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?LoginObserving that apart from that one solitary incident of breach of furlough leave amounting to 574 days, there has been no other incident, the Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted emergency parole of 45 days to Asha Tayade, who was convicted of murder and sentenced to life, serving her term at Yerwada Prison, Pune. Division bench of Justice RD Dhanuka and Justice VG Bisht heard a petition filed by Asha’s sister Shobha who sought emergency parole leave for Asha due to Covid-19. The petition contended that in the wake of the present crisis, her sister had applied for parole leave which came to be rejected on the ground that she had earlier not surrendered on time and surrendered only after a lapse of 574 days. Petitioner’s advocate Rupesh Jaiswal submitted that keeping in view the judgment of the Apex Court and as also Government Circular dated March 26, 2020 in the backdrop of Covid-19 pandemic the concerned authorities ought not to have rejected the application of Parole leave moved by the petitioner’s sister. Moreover, the petitioner’s sister has already undergone 12 years and 6 months of actual imprisonment and including remission she has undergone more than 19 years. Thus she has undergone a substantial part of her sentence. In such a situation and having regard to the object of Emergency Parole leave and more particularly in the light of prevailing pandemic situation the petitioner’s sister be released on emergency parole leave, Jaiswal argued. He also assured the Court that hereinafter the petitioner shall not commit any breach of parole. APP SR Shinde on the other hand, supported the order of rejection of parole application by the Superintendent of Yerwada Central Jail, Pune. The bench noted- “From the record, it appears that there was only one solitary incident of breach of furlough leave amounting to 574 days and except that there is nothing on record. Moreover and admittedly, the petitioner is undergoing life imprisonment for the offence punishable under section 302 which is an offence covered under Indian Penal Code and therefore, out of ambit of notification No.4400/2020 issued by Home Department, Government of Maharashtra.” As per the said notification, only those accused under special enactments like UAPA, MCOCA, PMLA etc are exempted from being released on emergency parole in order to decongest prisons to combat the rising number of coronavirus cases in jails as well. Finally the Court concluded- “We have taken into consideration the fact that the Petitioner has already undergone substantial part of life imprisonment which is more than 19 years and there is no serious challenge to this aspect from the side of prosecution. Keeping precisely this in mind and as also the pandemic situation we are of considered view that here is a case which deserves all consideration and Petitioner’s sister, namely, Asha wife of Puna Tayade, Convict No.2465 in Yerwada Central Prison, Pune deserves to released on parole for 45 days under Emergency Parole Leave (Covid-19).”Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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Culture Night 2019

first_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Google+ Facebook Twitter Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA It’s Culture Night and hundreds of thousands of people across Ireland will be experiencing an explosion of creativity this evening as the country comes alive for Culture Night, Ireland’s annual nocturnal cultural extravaganza.There are over 50 diverse events in 27 venues in Letterkenny alone with something for everyone to enjoy from generations of families experiencing new night-time adventures to groups of friends enjoying cultural genres they might never have before”.Some of tonight’s highlights:Cybertribe in the Letterkenny Town Park and is a night time extravaganza of sculpture, performance and art installation is inspired by comic book visions of the future and real-life emerging cyber technologies.Guided tours at Letterkenny Courthouse along with a very special reading from the 2019 Culture Night ambassador poet Annemarie Ní Churreáin.Film and Exhibitions – Selection of exhibitions at the Donegal County Museum including the Letterkenny Folk Festival featuring photographs, posters and leaflets from the collections of Sally Blake and Billy Watson to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival. And ‘All Aboard the Donegal Railways!’ where visitors can also watch footage from the heyday of the trains and share memories of the railways of Donegal.Regional Cultural Centre is offering something special for all ages and interests with visual art, film and family workshops including ‘When I Was a Child’, a group exhibition curated by Peadar Mc Daid, featuring 50 artists presenting work that reflects something from their childhood.Over at Century Cinemas the Donegal Intercultural Platform, Donegal Travellers Project, Building Intercultural Communities (BIC) presents the launch of the Donegal Intercultural Arts Research Project Report and the screening of Garry Keane and Andrew McConnell’s film Gaza and Sai Sankar’s, Sakura Pooka, followed by Q&A with guest speakers.Children and Families – The Central Library presents a fantastic programme of history and heritage with exhibitions, tours and the Jessica Harkin Family Magic Show kicking off proceedings.Something a little bit different..! An Grianán Theatre presents Waiting Tables For Godot, by Mockingbird Theatre Group with Ronan Carr and Anne Gallagher. Performed in the theatre’s cafe bar with soup served in bowler hats for the customers, this show is about a pair of conjoined twins who are serving tables and waiting for Godot to come through the front door. The nearby Bus Éireann Bus Station presents a Donegal County Museum off site exhibition as well as unique performance with Little John Nee who is Waiting On a Train. In this special Culture Night event he will present a series of songs and spoken word interludes on a theme of trains and railways. Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Twittercenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Previous articleMan in court over violent assault on young girl in LetterkennyNext articleMain Evening News, Sport, Nuacht and Obituaries Friday September 20th News Highland News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th By News Highland – September 20, 2019 WhatsApp Culture Night 2019 Homepage BannerNews Pinterest WhatsApplast_img read more

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Searched called off in Castlefinn after person is found

first_imgA search has been called off in Castlefinn after the person at the centre of it was found safe and well.Concern was expressed this morning, leading to Malin Head Coastguard calling in the Rescue 118 Helicopter from Sligo.It carried out a search along the river from Castlefinn to Lifford, and was later stood down. We understand the search has now been called off. Searched called off in Castlefinn after person is found Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Homepage BannerNews By News Highland – January 5, 2018 Facebook Previous articleDonegal Sport Star Awards to release nominatons and launch 2018 event next weekNext articleHospital initiatives lack “joined up thinking” – Mc Monagle News Highland Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Twitter Facebook Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme WhatsApp Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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BEAUTIFUL: Finding grace, strength in the battle against cancer

first_img Around the WebIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthGet Fortnite SkinsTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Jones said she drew strength through Makayla’s “beautiful smile and sweet spirit” and through the abiding faith of honorary co-chair Dusty Taylor.“To hear of all that Dusty went through and with such a great attitude,” she said. “He has such tremendous faith and to know he is cancer free gives me the confidence that I can overcome cancer, too. His faith strengthens me and makes we want to try even harder.”For Taylor, being honorary co-chair of this year’s Relay for Life campaign was an opportunity to share the story of his battle with cancer and also his faith.Three years ago in March, Taylor was diagnosed with multicellular Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The cancer was in his neck, chest, hip and his spleen ‘lit up like a Christmas tree” but “the Lord laid peace” on Taylor’s heart.“The odds of someone with my kind of cancer surviving five years was 65 percent,” Taylor said. “I looked at that positively. I had a 65 percent chance of being able to raise a family, a 65 percent chance to walk my daughter down the aisle. In school, 65 was a D but it was passing. I made C’s. I could make it.”Taylor faced his battle with cancer with the love of Christ in his heart and rode on the wings of the prayers of his family, friends and people all over the country who were joining them in prayer. Taylor’s motto through it all was “My God is bigger than cancer” and he fought his battle with courage and an unwavering faith in God.“God is not a genie that you rub and get three wishes,” he said. “God does not promise that you will not have trials in your life and I choose to live in faith and with joy.” Today, Dusty Taylor is cancer free and he is using his trials to bring honor to God. He walks in world filled with sunshine.And, for Makayla Campbell, smiles are the sunshine in her life. “If I smile, people smile back,” said Makayla, who has been battling cancer for nearly two years. “When I would be in so much pain, I would imagine a world of unicorns and rainbows and I would smile and the pain would not be so bad.”Makayla’s battle with cancer began with rapid weight loss in a short span of time. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor. When the cancerous tumor was removed, hopes were that she would recover quickly. But she began have seizures and was in the hospital for two months. During that time, her dad, Cowboy Campbell, never left her side.Makayla was doing well until about three months ago when she began having pain in her abdomen. The doctors found a large tumor and a small tumor on one of her ovaries. The tumors were removed and Makayla has been undergoing chemotherapy for two months now.For his constant and steadfast care of his daughter during her battles with cancer, Campbell was recognized at the 2017 Relay for Life Survivors Dinner as the Caregiver of the Year. In his quiet and unassuming way, Campbell accepted the award with appreciation. Any man would do the same for his little girl, said Campbell who was never shy about asking for prayer for his daughter. “It was God working through the doctors and nurses that brought Makayla this far,” he said. “We give God the glory.”And, for Makayla, the world is more like she wants it to be – a happy place where unicorns play and rainbows are the promise of yet another day. The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content Email the author Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits BEAUTIFUL: Finding grace, strength in the battle against cancer By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Print Article Book Nook to reopen For Annette Jones and Makayla Campbell, bald is the new beautiful.But the beauty of those two women goes much deeper. They have beautiful smiles, beautiful spirits and beautiful hearts, said Deedie Carter, co-chair of the 2017 Pike County Relay for Life campaign. “A lot of hearts were touched by the stories of our co-chairs, Annette and Dusty Taylor, and our caregiver of the year, Makayla’s dad, Cowboy Campbell. Our Survivors Dinner was a wonderful event as we celebrated the victories won over cancer.”The annual Pike County Relay for Life Survivors Dinner was held Monday night at Park Memorial United Methodist Church. It was a time for reflecting on the battles won and looking to the challenges ahead. Published 3:00 am Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day McKayla Campbell, left, Dsuty Taylor, center, and Annette Jones, right, are all cancer survivors. Jones and Taylor are this year’s honorary chairs of the Pike County Relay for Life and Campbell’s father Cowboy Campbell was recognized as caregiver of the year. “I know this is not the end for me right now,” said Jones, who is battling cancer for the third time. “My doctors are so positive and, if one thing doesn’t work, we’ll try something else.”Jones was diagnosed first with breast cancer and then cancer in her neck. Following treatments. There seemed to be light at the end of the tunnel. “In December, I got a great report. Everything looked good,” Jones said. “Then, in March, the cancer came back. That was devastating for me at first. Then, I realized that I just had more work to do.” Skip You Might Like TROYFEST: Regional artists show off variety of art forms at annual arts festival TroyFest 2017 is now in the books and what an arts and crafts festival it was. Morgan Drinkard, publicity chair,… read more Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Latest Stories Jones is now undergoing another round of chemotherapy. She will have a treatment on Thursday but she’ll be at Relay on Friday night.“How could I not be there?” she said. “So many people – my husband, Willie, and my sons, Jamie and Jarred – all my family and friends, my co-workers at Troy Cable and people I don’t even know have been praying for me. God has been so wonderful in my life. Every morning when I get up, every night and all through the day, I pray and thank Him. Life is such a beautiful thing and it could be so easily snuffed away. I will be at Relay to celebrate the victories and dedicate myself to meet the challenges ahead.”And, Jones will be smiling through the pain of yet another battle with cancer.“I smile, not just because I want to, but because I feel the joy of God’s love and the love of so many around me and because this could be much worse,” she said. “And I’ll be smiling because Makayla smiles. She has been through so much but she keeps smiling. Monday night, I could not stop looking at her – at her smile. She is sick but she is so alive and so ready to take the next challenge in her life. I can’t help but smile.”last_img read more

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How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscape

first_img Reply Related posts: Ralph Laing 7 Aug 2019 at 4:58 am # i think this is quite important How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscapeBy Nic Paton on 2 Nov 2018 in Clinical governance, Manufacturing, OH service delivery, Research, Occupational Health, Personnel Today Occupational health education facing a challenging future post pandemicThere were serious concerns about the future of occupational health training even before the pandemic threw our education system up… One Response to How new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing could change the workplace health landscapecenter_img Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply.Comment Name (required) Email (will not be published) (required) Website Previous Article Next Article October saw the launch of the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing. What exactly is it, how will it work and what will it cost to join? Equally importantly, how will – can it, even – change the workplace health landscape? Nic Paton looks for answers.Back in the autumn of 2016, a respondent to a nationwide survey of occupational health nurses undertaken by the then-nascent Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing’s Development Group articulated the intense frustration felt by many OH nurses at their perceived lack of a voice, representation and even recognition within the profession.“The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) does not support OH practitioners, the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is a toothless lion and there is nothing for me to tap into to support my practice,” the OH nurse said.That survey of 1,429 nurses, carried out with the publishing group The At Work Partnership, concluded that barely a fifth – 17% – of nurses felt “represented” by an occupational health body. Fewer than half (44%) felt “professionally supported” at work, despite most (93%) being members of the RCN. Nearly nine out of 10 (87%) felt a faculty for OH nurses would be beneficial, and nearly three out of four (74%) said they would be happy to join such an organisation.What this highlighted, as this publication reported at the time, was that – on paper at least – there was “genuine enthusiasm” for the notion of new faculty specifically for OH nurses.Who represents FOHN?Eventually, of course, the new Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing will be all about its membership. But the process of setting up and establishing the faculty has been led by the FOHN Development Group, which has been made up of qualified occupational health nurses. The group has comprised:Christina Butterworth (chair). Christina Butterworth, also chief operating officer of the faculty, is now semi-retired, but a director of Optimal Health Consulting. Her notable roles have included health and safety specialist at Crossrail and head of health at BG Group. She represents OH nursing on the Council for Work and Health and National School of Occupational Health. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the Faculty of Occupational Medicine in 2015 for leadership in OH nursing.Fiona King (deputy chair and treasurer). Fiona is senior OH manager at HS2, where she is pioneering health strategies in the construction sector to improve health outcomes for the individuals working there.Susanna Everton (governance). Susanna Everton is a freelance OH nurse and safety consultant with a special interest and expertise in OH and safety management systems and health surveillance, particularly hearing and noise. She is a member of the BSI Committee HS/001 OH and Safety Management and is a CMIOSH.Joanna Elliot (business development). Joanna Elliot is chief nursing adviser, lead practitioner and OH manager, working within health and social care, justice and the communications industry in England, Scotland and Northern IrelandAllison Caine (communication and marketing). Allison Caine is founder of Occupational Health Business Management Ltd, working in industries as diverse as manufacturing, education, care providers, food manufacturers, engineering and construction.Elisabeth Eades (education). A Bart’s Nurse, Liz Eades was an A&E sister before moving into occupational health to work as the “store sister” at Debenhams in Oxford Street. Until recently, she was a member of the HR senior management team at Surrey Police.Lyndsey Marchant (membership services). Lyndsey Marchant completed her initial nurse education in the Royal Navy, worked in the prison service and set up her own company Phoenix Occupational Health Ltd in 2011, working across education, manufacturing and engineering. She was also an auditor for the Fit for Work service during its pilot scheme and has been a director for the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners.Scroll forward two years, and last month (October) saw the formal launch of the Faculty of Occupational Health Nursing (FOHN). What this means, of course, is we now come to the moment of truth as to whether that enthusiasm from 2016 is still there, and if it will translate into OH nurses backing, supporting and, crucially, being prepared to join this new body.Chief operating officer Christina Butterworth tells Occupational Health & Wellbeing: “Obviously, building the membership base is going to take time, whether we end up with 100 or 1,000. I’d hope that at the very least we’d be able to achieve perhaps 500 members as a starting point.”What, then, is this new faculty all about? What is it going to do or focus on? What will be the benefit for OH nurses in joining? And what is it all going to cost?Butterworth outlines that the faculty will have three core workstreams: creating and disseminating standards on best practice; developing education standards and OH nurse career frameworks; and acting as an advocate for the OH nursing profession.As she explains: “On professional standards, we will continue to engage with the NMC to ensure they meet the requirement for registration and revalidation but also ensure that they meet the quality expectations for OH nursing.“Then, on education, we will focus on career development for OHNs and set an educational curriculum for specialist training, working with the National School of Occupational Health to make sure there is also a quality educational process.“We want to be ensuring OH nurses are better supported in their career development, both those who are new to the specialty and those who are already working in practice. It is about not seeing OH as just a job, but a worthwhile career,” she adds.Guide on OH nurses for employersIndeed, one of the faculty’s first publications is due to be a guide for employers about what an OH nurse should look like and what qualifications should be expected, building on Public Health England’s 2016 document Educating Occupational Health Nurses: an approach to align education with a service vision for occupational health nurses.“Finally, on representation, we intend very much to act as a voice for OH nurses. We want to ensure OHNs are represented at both national and regional levels, within practice-specific networks and forums,” says Butterworth.“We want to ensure OHNs or nurses working in occupational health are proud of their achievements and to showcase good practice. We want to ensure that all stakeholders are coming to us for comment and insight, and we are already working with bodies such as the Health and Safety Executive and we will be continuing to work with the Council for Work and Health,” she adds.One key element of this networking and representation activity is the intention to hold an annual “hearts and minds” networking and professional practice conference for members. While it is still early days, the aim at the moment is this will probably take place around June next year.“Another important element is ensuring our members and others interested in occupational health are kept well-informed, whether through our website or e-newsletter. We will start sending out social media alerts from the middle of October,” explains Butterworth.FOHN will be setting up two committees: professional development and quality and practice, and the intention is that there will be a number of CPD workshops held on key projects. We will also use the power of social media to engage with our members and others with both a Facebook and LinkedIn group.“It [the faculty] is also about connecting people with their peers; helping OHNs to realise that, even if they are working single-handed or in isolation, they are not alone in their practice. It is very much about trying to create a one-stop-shop for OH nurses, within which the website is likely to be very important,” Butterworth adds.Relationship to NMCIs there likely to be a risk – or an opportunity, depending on your point of view – that FOHN will start to step on the toes of the NMC in terms of regulation and standards? After all, Part 3 of the register may be part of the review that is underway at the NMC and, as we reported in October’s edition of Occupational Health & Wellbeing, there are growing question-marks over the future of NMC-approved Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (SCPHN) occupational health courses.Butterworth emphasises that the faculty is very much not about invading the NMC’s turf. “The NMC has no objections in us setting out voluntary standards. They may not necessarily be NMC-approved, but the NMC is not averse in principle to us setting standards, especially if it all helps to raise and maintain standards of professional practice and public safety,” she points out. But she adds: “The NMC’s standards by their nature have to be quite generalist, because they have to serve all nurses. So we can work to create a much more specific range of standards for OH nurses.“It is very much about recognising all people who do good work within occupational health, and not just those who are on Part 3 of the register. There are many, many nurses out there who are not on Part 3 but do very good work. Their knowledge and experience just does not happen to be recognised fully by the NMC as they did not complete an approved course.“We’ll be looking at areas such as’ quality of training, how to put theory into practice and how OH nurses impact practice through their behaviour. We will also be also be looking hard at determining how we assess all that in order to give due recognition,” explains Butterworth.In terms of funding, the intention is that the faculty will become self-sustaining through income from membership, CPD and other services. Up to now, its development costs have been covered through a partnership with Kays Medical, with whom the faculty will continue to work on a number of projects.Predominantly virtual organisationTo keep costs down, the faculty will primarily be a virtual organisation (hence the focus on webinars, the e-newsletter, the website and the LinkedIn group). But it will also have a physical address at the Faculty of Occupational Medicine’s new offices in Greenwich, south east London, including access to the Education Centre for Occupational Health, which is also located there.In terms of the specifics of membership, the original plan had been for FOHN to merge with the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners and offer joint membership. But this fell through in the summer (see below ) and so membership of the faculty will be £120 for a year for individuals and £80 for affiliates.“There will be a range of member benefits that people can sign up for – discounts on things such as indemnity insurance and so on. But the main benefit is simply going to be the access you get to professional standards, to educational development and peer and social networks,” explains Butterworth.“You cannot wrap indemnity insurance into the membership for ‘free’ because then you run the risk of it being viewed like PPI and will potentially get us into all sorts of issues. There will in time I think be a specialty register, which will be an additional cost for members to sign up to. So it may be that, by the second year, there will be that additional benefit,” she adds.What, then, about the view from outside, from within the profession itself? While, naturally, there is still a long way to go, the faculty does appear to have the goodwill of many working within occupational health behind it.As one OH nurse, who wished to remain anonymous, tells Occupational Health & Wellbeing: “I don’t think you’ll find anyone in OH who doesn’t feel the advent of the FOHN is a good thing.”Another, Jo Clayton – a member of the UK Occupational Health Practitioners Facebook Group – says: “I’m hoping it’s going to support and direct with clear guidelines and standards etc. I really hope this is the case. I often feel misled…. lost…. confused and I’m hoping to stop feeling like this.”However, cost will be an important issue, she concedes, given the multiple and competing membership demands (such as the RCN and NMC) there are already on OH practitioner budgets. Having said that, the attraction of FOHN as a fresh alternative could be compelling, as Clayton highlights. “I am fed up with forking out for NMC and RCN and being rewarded for my hard-earned cash with nothing but a handbag diary!”“It is going to be really interesting to hear what people say about the faculty,” agrees FOHN development group member Liz Eades. “I think the faculty is about giving a voice to OH nurses, which is something we have not had before. If I think back over the years, I have had the occasional conversation with Dame Carol Black, who has often said that we – OH nurses – need to come forward more.“OH nurses are not good at that, nor are we good at shouting about what we do and can do; we are not good at promoting ourselves and helping others to understand what it is we can offer. Because we tend to be so busy running around doing our jobs, we do not have the time or space to promote ourselves and push ourselves forward.“So I see the faculty as giving OH nurses a certain extra gravitas. It is not a union, it is a professional body, and I think we as a profession need a professional body, a professional voice. It is going to be the professional body that underpins nursing practice, as well as a networking body and advocate. It will also be about sponsoring research and academic work as well as offering members some benefits, such as subsidised indemnity insurance,” she adds.The failed mergerIn June, it emerged that the faculty and the Association of Occupational Health Nurse Practitioners (AOHNP) had called off the merger (including joint membership) that had been set to go ahead when the faculty formally launched last month.In a statement at the time, FOHN said: “With less than five months before the launch of the FOHN on 1 October 2018 and with no formal agreement made or transition committee in place, the FOHN Development Group has decided to focus on the launch and establishment of the new standard setting organisation and progressing its strategic objectives.“Both organisations will continue to work as separate entities until any future merger arrangements have been agreed. Irrespective of this decision, there is clearly a need for the FOHN and AOHNP to work together to avoid unnecessary duplication of services, save costs and provide a unified voice to the external world,” it added.FOHN emphasised that it would have its own fee structure from October but would also “honour our promise of a discounted membership for present AOHNP members for the first year.”The failure of this merger has raised eyebrows on both sides. One AOHNP member, who wished to remain anonymous, contacted Occupational Health & Wellbeing to express concern that there had been no clear explanation as to why the merger had failed to go forward, especially since it had received strong backing from AOHNP members the previous summer.“Regardless of any issues FOHN might be thinking of tackling for OH nursing, it may also have to do some bridge-building if it wants the unqualified support of the AOHNP,” the member said.“Personally, I’ve let my AOHNP membership lapse and am throwing my hat in with the FOHN, which I feel is better for the good of OH nursing in general going forward,” they added.Nevertheless, FOHN development group member Liz Eades suggests that, even though things have not worked out between the two organisations this time round, it may be a case of “never say never”.“It was very unfortunate. 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