Merck in profit warning

first_img KCS-content Share Merck & Co yesterday warned investors that it could no longer vouch for its long-term profit forecast due to pressure to curb prices on its drugs and dimmed hopes for an experimental blood clot treatment. Shares of the second-largest US drugmaker fell nearly three per cent after it yanked its profit view for 2009 through 2013 and forecast 2011 results that fell short of Wall Street estimates. Merck also reported better-than-expected fourth-quarter sales and earnings. Thursday 3 February 2011 7:29 pm whatsapp More From Our Partners Native American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.orgFans call out hypocrisy as Tebow returns to NFL while Kaepernick is still outthegrio.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.comLA news reporter doesn’t seem to recognize actor Mark Currythegrio.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgFort Bragg soldier accused of killing another servicewoman over exthegrio.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgColin Kaepernick to publish book on abolishing the policethegrio.comI blew off Adam Sandler 22 years ago — and it’s my biggest regretnypost.comA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comMan on bail for murder arrested after pet tiger escapes Houston homethegrio.comBiden received funds from top Russia lobbyist before Nord Stream 2 giveawaynypost.comKansas coach fired for using N-word toward Black playerthegrio.comMark Eaton, former NBA All-Star, dead at 64nypost.comPorsha Williams engaged to ex-husband of ‘RHOA’ co-star Falynn Guobadiathegrio.comSupermodel Anne Vyalitsyna claims income drop, pushes for child supportnypost.com980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.com Merck in profit warning Show Comments ▼ whatsapp Tags: NULLlast_img read more

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IPL 2019 : RCB rope in Dale Steyn for injured Coulter-Nile

first_img Tokyo Olympics: BCCI provides fuel in Indian Olympic flame, to contribute Rs 10 crore Previous articleIPL 2019 KKR vs CSK: Live streaming, teams, time in IST and where to watch Kolkata vs Chennai match on TVNext articleInternational Paralympic Committee reveals Paralympic Video Game Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. PSL 2021 Eliminator 1 PES vs KAR LIVE: best way to watch Peshawar Zalmi vs Karachi Kings Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow Live update WTC Final Day 3 Stumps: India remove Conway and Latham but Kiwis on top; NZ 101/2 (49 ovs) trail by 116 runs Royal Challengers Bangalore have confirmed that seasoned South African pacer Dale Steyn will replace injured Australian pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile in the Virat Kohli-led squad for the remaining Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season.Steyn may join the struggling, winless team well in time for the April 19 game at the Eden Gardens against hosts Kolkata Knight Riders. ENG-W vs IND-W: Sneh Rana reveals England sledged a lot but we did not pay attention Cricket BCCI Apex Council Meet: BCCI to bid for 3 major global events in next tournament cycle starting from 2024; Check PSL 2021 Qualifier 1 ISL vs MUL LIVE: best way to watch Islamabad United vs Multan Sultans Live Streaming in your country, India, Follow… Euro 2020- Switzerland beat Turkey 3-1: Shaqiri’s brace keep Switzerland hopes alive; Turkey face exit from Euros Cricket Cricket Cricket WTC Final LIVE: Devon Conway continues red-hot form, slams fifty to provide New Zealand dream start CricketLatest Sports NewsSports BusinessNewsSportSportstars Cricket Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: South Africa lose early wickets; SA 50/3 (16.4 ov)- Follow Live Updates By Kunal Dhyani – April 13, 2019 Cricket Facebook Twitter WTC Final IND vs NZ: Virat Kohli displays his dancing skills on the beats of Bharat Army’s Dhol; Watch video IPL 2019 : RCB rope in Dale Steyn for injured Coulter-Nile Cricket RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Latest Sports News FinanceChatterViewers Had To Look Away When This Happened On Live TVFinanceChatter|SponsoredSponsoredUndoMaternity WeekA Letter From The Devil Written By A Possessed Nun In 1676 Has Been TranslatedMaternity Week|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDaily FunnyFemale Athlete Fails You Can’t Look Away FromDaily Funny|SponsoredSponsoredUndoYourBump15 Actors That Hollywood Banned For LifeYourBump|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDefinitionTime Was Not Kind To These 28 CelebritiesDefinition|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPost FunThese Twins Were Named “Most Beautiful In The World,” Wait Until You See Them TodayPost Fun|SponsoredSponsoredUndo by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeGrammarlyImprove Your Spelling With This Helpful Browser ExtensionGrammarlyUndo24/7 SportsIt’s Amazing To See How These NBA Stars Have Changed Since College24/7 SportsUndocio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comUndoCoulter-Nile has opted out for the remaining season with a back niggle. The 31-year-old, who was bought by RCB at the 2018 mega auction for ₹2.2 crore, had also pulled out of the tournament due to injury last year, when he and was replaced by New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson.Steyn had failed to find a buyer for his base price of ₹ 1.5 crore at the IPL 2019 auction this year. He now returns to serve the franchisee with whom he had started his IPL journey way back in the inaugural season in 2008. The RCB, then owned by the ‘King of Good Times’ Vijay Mallya, had acquired him for ₹1,30,25,000 against the base price of ₹60,24,000.Also Read: IPL 2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore’s schedule, squad, tickets, coach – All you need to…In a three-year stint with RCB starting in 2008, Steyn had featured in 28 matches, claiming 27 wickets. His best for the team was three for 18 in 2010. In 2009 he had featured in a mere three games due to a thumb injury when the entire league was played in South Africa due to General Elections in India.Steyn had not been part of the IPL for the past two seasons, having last played in the league for Gujarat Lions in 2016.The team management has confirmed that Steyn will only be available from April 16, which means he will not feature in RCB‘s next two fixtures – against KXIP on April 13 and MI on April 15.RCB this year are struggling to open their account, having lost all their six games on the trot.Also Read: Royal Challenge Sports Drink campaign brings men, women on same teamRoyal Rajasthan Foundation establishes Amrita Devi Bishnoi Nursery TAGSDale SteynIndian Premier LeagueIPLIPL 2019IPL 2019 LiveIPL 2019 ScheduleIPL LiveNathan Coulter-Nile InjuryRCBRoyal Challengers BangaloreVirat Kohli SHARE Football Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

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No savings at 50? Here are 3 steps I’d take today to retire in comfort

first_img See all posts by Peter Stephens Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Peter Stephens | Saturday, 8th February, 2020 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. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Image source: Getty Images Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Enter Your Email Address 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. Having no retirement savings at age 50 can cause a degree of stress and worry. However, it’s never too late to start planning for retirement. Certainly, investing over a longer period of time can allow compounding to boost your returns to a greater degree. But with over a decade until you are likely to retire, there is still time to improve your prospects of retiring in comfort.With that in mind, here are three simple steps that could boost your long-term financial prospects. 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As such, it appears to offer a substantially higher return outlook than other popular assets, such as savings accounts.Therefore, while living within your means is a worthwhile step to take to generate capital which can be used for retirement planning, investing that capital in the stock market could be equally as important. It has the potential to double in value every nine years (assuming an annualised return of 8%), and could therefore help to boost your retirement portfolio to a greater extent than other asset classes.ReinvestmentThe track record of the stock market shows that, over the long run, the market generally moves higher. Certainly, there are periods of decline. But they have only ever lasted for relatively short time periods. As such, over a 15+ year time period, it is likely that you will generate profits along the way.It can be tempting to bank those profits and spend the money on a variety of items. However, this may harm your chances of retiring in comfort. Not only does it reduce the value of your portfolio, it means that compounding will not have as great an impact on your returns as would have been the case if profits had been reinvested.With a 15+ year time horizon, compounding could have a significant impact on your retirement portfolio’s valuation. As such, reinvesting your profits and dividends could be a means of improving your level of passive income in older age.Dividend growth stocksInvesting in dividend growth stocks could prove to be a sound idea. They may become increasingly popular among investors in an era where low interest rates look set to remain in place. Furthermore, buying shares that could offer strong dividend growth may lead to a generous passive income in your retirement – especially if they have a long time period in which to improve on their present-day yield.Identifying shares which can pay a higher dividend means checking factors such as the dividend coverage ratio, which is calculated by dividing net profit by dividends, to provide guidance on the affordability of shareholder payouts. Management may also provide an insight into whether they plan to pay a higher dividend in future. Focusing your capital on companies that could raise dividends may lead to a relatively attractive income stream in your retirement. 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. “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” No savings at 50? Here are 3 steps I’d take today to retire in comfortlast_img read more

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Anti-racist solidarity: Kenosha’s labor history

first_imgSince the near-lynching of Jacob Blake by police, the city of Kenosha, Wis., population 100,000, has become a focus of the Black Lives Matter upsurge. Up to that point, Kenosha was just a dot on the map to most people. However, the city’s United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 72 played a pivotal role in labor history and had a decades-long record of fighting racism.Rev. Jesse Jackson at rally in Kenosha to stop closing of Chrysler Assembly Plant, 1988.Automobile manufacturing in Kenosha began in 1902, when Thomas Jeffrey converted a bicycle factory to a car assembly plant. In 1916, the plant was acquired by Nash Motors, whose president, Thomas Nash, subjected workers to long hours, low pay and brutal conditions. When Nash imposed a piecework system in November of 1933, during the depths of the Depression, 100 workers staged a sit-down strike. Nash then locked out all 3,000 workers in the plant — but after a week on the picket line, the workers won recognition as a local of the American Federation of Labor.After a second successful strike in 1934 to win higher wages and a seniority system, Nash workers flocked into the union. With membership close to 100%, Nash’s Lafayette became the country’s first union-made car.After the founding of the UAW in 1935, the Nash union was chartered as Local 72. Its delegates “demanded elected leaders and submitted an 11-point resolution to the Convention that called for a single union organizing all auto industry workers ‘regardless of kind of work, race, creed or color.’” (uawlocal72.org) As early as the 1940s, with many Black workers in the plant, the local established a Fair Practices Committee. By 1947, Local 72 secured contract language prohibiting race discrimination.Mergers, megamergers and plant closingsIn 1936, Nash merged with Kelvinator to form Nash-Kelvinator, which in turn merged with Hudson in 1954 to form the American Motors Corporation (AMC). Local 72 in Kenosha remained a militant thorn in the side of management and solidarized itself with the emerging Civil Rights movement. The local actively opposed school segregation and racism in Woolworth’s stores in the South and sent members to the region in 1965 to support voting rights. Around that time, Local 72 was the largest local in the UAW, with 14,300 working at the assembly plant and other nearby AMC plants. When Chrysler bought out AMC in 1987, there were still over 8,000 workers at Kenosha Assembly. CEO Lee Iacocca initially promised to keep the plant open at least five years, but in 1988 he reversed course and announced the plant would be closing. Speakers at labor-community rallies to stop the closing included the Rev. Jesse Jackson, then seeking the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. Local 72 endorsed Jackson, drawing the ire of the UAW’s International Executive Board, which had endorsed Michael Dukakis in advance of the party’s convention.After Chrysler closed Kenosha Assembly in 1989, Local 72 continued to represent Kenosha Engine, which was adding more production lines. President Rudy Kuzel supported the election of an out gay man for steward and in the 1990s backed the campaign to win contract language banning discrimination for sexual orientation — which the UAW finally won at the Big Three automakers in 1999.In 2009, Chrysler declared bankruptcy and announced the closing of six plants, including Kenosha Engine, one of the last former AMC plants still in operation. In 2010 the company, now owned by Fiat, closed the plant, ending over a century of auto industry presence in Kenosha. Plant closings are devastating, not only to workers and their families, but to the cities and counties that surround them. The bosses at Chrysler — now FCA — have yet to be brought to justice for their crimes against numerous communities including Kenosha. In this climate of impunity for the bosses and the well-to-do, Jacob Blake, a Black person who had committed no crime, was shot in the back seven times by a cop and then handcuffed to his hospital bed.The ensuing wave of protests has shown, however, that the militant, anti-racist tradition of UAW Local 72 is alive and well in the streets of Kenosha today. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Preparations for Technological University being ‘stepped up’

first_img Pinterest Google+ AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Preparations for a Technological University for the North West and West are said to be being stepped up.The Presidents of Letterkenny Institute of Technology, IT Sligo and Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology met a number of weeks back to discuss plans for the Technological University including plans to engage with external and internal stakeholders.The group expects a formal submission to be made by the end of this year.Dr Sean Duffy, Executive Project Lead for the Connacht Ulster Alliance says the university will when established, fulfill the needs of the region:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/seanduffy1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ WhatsApp Twitter Twitter By News Highland – September 23, 2020 Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleSinn Fein moves to ban dual insurance pricingNext articleColm Cavanagh hangs up the inter-county boots News Highland FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction WhatsApp Preparations for Technological University being ‘stepped up’ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population growslast_img read more

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Mass goers targeted by thieves yet again

first_img Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Facebook Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Mass goers have been targeted by thieves yet again.Two cars were also damaged during the theft which happened at St Columba’s Church in Doneyloop on Sunday morning while mass was in progress.The two cars were parked side by side and the driver’s window was smashed on one and the passenger window on the other.One of the cars had a purse containing a small amount of money stolen from it and the other had two empty purses stolen from it.One of the stolen purses was found a while later on the Alt Road, (road to Castlederg direction) so Gardai are appealing particularly to anyone who may have been on that road with a dashcam to come forward as the footage may assist with our investigation.If anyone can assist in any way with this appeal please call Letterkenny Gardaí on 074-9167100. Homepage BannerNewscenter_img Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows WhatsApp Previous articleCyclist remains in a serious condition after Lifford crashNext articleElection 2020: Re watch the first of our Big Debates News Highland Mass goers targeted by thieves yet again Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook By News Highland – February 4, 2020 Pinterest Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applicationslast_img read more

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Man arrested after €27,000 worth of drugs seized in Donegal

first_img WhatsApp Man arrested after €27,000 worth of drugs seized in Donegal A 34 year old man has been arrested after €27,000 worth of drugs and over €15,000 in cash was seized from a property in Donegal.A search was carried out on Wednesday at a property in Brinalack by members from Milford and Bunbeg Garda stations.Suspected Cannabis and Cocaine with a combined value of €27,000 and €15,380 of cash was subsequently seized by Gardai.The 34 year-old has since been released and a file is being prepared for the DPP. WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Twitter Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennan By News Highland – August 14, 2020 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebookcenter_img Homepage BannerNews Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Pinterest Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+ Previous article67 new Covid-19 cases confirmed this eveningNext articleDerry boss Declan Devine looks ahead to tough game against Shelbourne News Highland Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Facebooklast_img read more

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Coronavirus live updates: Tuesday was deadliest day in US during pandemic

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: The Government has accepted @MHRAgovuk recommendation for authorisation of @OxfordVacGroup/@AstraZeneca‘s #COVID19 vaccine for use in the UK.This follows: clinical trials data analysis MHRA authorisation Read full statement:https://t.co/Q7axT6mXWN pic.twitter.com/Bw2PARzlBp— Department of Health and Social Care (@DHSCgovuk) December 30, 2020The first doses will be released by the company on Wednesday, with a plan to begin administering the vaccine early next week, AstraZeneca said in a statement.The National Health Service will prioritize giving the first doses of the newly approved vaccine to those in the most high-risk groups.The vaccine will be given in two doses, with four to 12 weeks between doses, the U.K.-based pharmaceutical company said.Dec 29, 9:47 pmUS sees record hospitalizationsCOVID-19 hospitalizations have hit a record high in the U.S.There are 124,686 people currently hospitalized, according to the COVID Tracking Project. Our daily update is published. States reported 1.2 million tests, 195k cases, 124,686 hospitalizations, and 3,283 deaths. Holiday reporting delays are still markedly affecting testing, case, and deaths figures. pic.twitter.com/oRB8RvvvBA— The COVID Tracking Project (@COVID19Tracking) December 30, 2020There were also 194,512 new cases and 3,283 deaths reported on Tuesday, though the tracker noted that there are delays in both figures due to the holidays.“Current hospitalizations remains our most stable state-reported metric during holiday disruptions, and it will be our best guide to reality until states work through all Christmas + New Year’s backlogs,” it said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Ovidiu Dugulan/iStockBy ROSA SANCHEZ, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 82 million people worldwide and killed over 1.7 million of them, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.Here’s how the news is developing Wednesday. All times Eastern:Dec 30, 8:38 amSunday predicted to be busiest travel day of pandemicOn Tuesday, 1,019,347 million people traveled through U.S. airports, according to the TSA.Experts predict that this Sunday will be the busiest travel day of the pandemic.Dec 30, 6:35 amTuesday was deadliest day in US during pandemicThe United States reported 3,725 deaths on Tuesday, breaking the previous single-day total of 3,656 set on Dec. 16, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.The current numbers may not give the complete picture as the holidays have significantly impacted data, with many states having not reported numbers or have given incomplete updates.December has already been determined to be the worst month on record for cases, hospitalizations and deaths, surpassing the high numbers seen in April.Dec 30, 5:49 amUK grants emergency authorization for AstraZeneca/Oxford vaccineA COVID-19 vaccine created by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has been approved for emergency use in the United Kingdom.The U.K. Department of Health and Social care announced that it has accepted the recommendation from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to authorize the vaccine for use.“This follows rigorous clinical trials and a thorough analysis of the data by experts at the MHRA, which has concluded that the vaccine has met its strict standards of safety, quality and effectiveness,” the Department of Health and Social care said in a press release.It is the second vaccine approved for use in the U.K. following the rollout of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine.last_img read more

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Post Doctoral Associate (43090)

first_imgThe Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studiesis a campus-wide interdisciplinary center located at the Universityof Florida, administratively housed in the College of Education.Major UF collaborators include the College of Education, College ofMedicine and the Health Sciences Center, the College of PublicHealth and Health Professions, the College of Liberal Arts andSciences, and the Office of Human Resource Services. The Center isseeking applications from those interested in a post-doctoralassociate position.Job description: Coordinate and collaborate with Centerpersonnel on existing Center projects (including research studies,training, and technical assistance projects); supervise graduateresearch assistants and other staff associated with Centerprojects; engage in research and scholarship activities; engage indissemination activities, including scholarly reports andpublications; and perform other relevant Center and professionalservice activities.Expectations: This position is a 12-month, non-tenure track,grant-funded position with an initial appointment of 1 year thatcan continue for up to 4 years. This position is a time limitedposition and continuation of this appointment is contingent uponthe availability of funding, Center needs, and satisfactoryperformance in the position.All applicants must hold a minimum of a doctoral degree in earlychildhood education, early childhood special education, child andfamily studies, or a related field.Preferred applicants will have demonstrated skills in implementingresearch, training, or technical assistance projects and theability to produce verbal and written communication appropriate fora range of audiences, including scholarly reports and publications.Candidates should have demonstrated interpersonal skills thatfoster teamwork and collaboration, the ability to work effectivelyindividually and as part of a team; and the ability to coordinatemultiple projects and staff.Candidates must be supportive of the mission and goals of the AnitaZucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies. Candidatesmust have the desire and ability to foster and engage ininterdisciplinary, collaborative research, training, or technicalassistance.Candidates with experiences managing research data sets, knowledgeof a range of research methodologies (group experimental,correlational, single-subject experimental, qualitative), advanceddata analysis skills, and competencies with advanced statisticalsoftware are desirable.Applications must include a cover letter, resume or curriculumvitae, and a list of four references.Review of applications will begin on February 5, 2019. Applicationsreceived after this date will be considered at the discretion ofthe search committee.Selected candidate will be required to provide an officialtranscript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript willnot be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued toStudent” is visible. Degrees earned from an educational institutionoutside of the United States are required to be evaluated by aprofessional credentialing service provider approved by NationalAssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for thisposition, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to workin the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’sSunshine Law.The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination withrespect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status,national origin, political opinions or affiliations, geneticinformation and veteran status in all aspects of employmentincluding recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline,terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, andtraining.last_img read more

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Restaurant Review: La Tasca

first_imgIf La Tasca still doesn’t appeal, then don’t rule out the Oxford Castle as a place to find good restaurants. Rather similar to the Duke of York Square on the Kings Road, it is very nicely laid out and all the restaurants have large outdoor seating areas. It would definitely be worth looking at the divine Carluccio’s, or the up and coming pizza chain Prezzo, to name but two. Such was my lack of faith in restaurant reviews that I was prompted to try the tapas restaurant La Tasca at the Oxford Castle, despite its measly two out of five stars in the Oxford Handbook.  Actually, the 40% off voucher was quite an incentive too. Toast and tea does get dull. Having rounded up some friends at short notice, we searched through the maze that is the Oxford Castle and eventually found La Tasca. The waitress managed that almost impossible combination of being friendly but unobtrusive and the menu was very extensive, although many dishes were so similar that it seemed unnecessary to put them all on.  Obviously being spoilt for choice in a restaurant is no bad thing, but students on a tight budget be warned.  It is all too easy to get carried away. As the table next to us belatedly realised, ordering three dishes per person is more than sufficient.     After a jug of slightly watery Sangria, we kicked off with some delicious, although somewhat unseasoned, calamari. Most of us ordered typical chorizo and potato dishes, although one friend sampled the vegetarian section. Perhaps the chorizo lacked its usual fiery flavour, but the sauces and seasonings more than made up for that. The vegetables in particular were very well prepared.  All restaurants should take heed of the fact that simple dishes are an essential staple and should not be overlooked.  Without our discount, we would have paid around £60, which would be £15 each. So perhaps not the cheapest of restaurants, but definitely good fun.   La Tasca serves up far more generous portions and a generally more authentic approach to Mediterranean cuisine than most Tapas restaurants.  They do not go for the ‘one-bite-and-it’s-gone’ style dishes, merely for the sake of presentation.last_img read more

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