CH Robinson is to invest $1bn in technology and innovation, and related talent, over the next five years, doubling its previous $1bn investment spent over 10 years.President and chief executive Bob Biesterfeld announced the decision yesterday, saying it would create “extreme value”.“We are a platform-driven solutions company with technology built by and for supply chain experts, powered by our information advantage,” he said.“It’s when these tools are leveraged by the smartest and most relentless experts—who really understand and are committed to our customers’ business—that we create extreme value in the supply chain for our clients’ benefit.”He pointed to research saying that 88% of shippers said technology was extremely or very important when choosing a logistics provider.But while $1bn is a big headline figure, research by Deloitte in 2017 indicated that some industries spend far more on technology as a proportion of overall revenue.“An analysis of data collected for Deloitte’s 2016–2017 Global CIO Survey shows that technology spending as a percentage of revenue ranges from more than 7% in banking and securities to less than 2% in construction and manufacturing. The overall average for all industries is 3.28%.”CH Robinson’s gross revenues for 2018 were $16.6bn. Even if they remained the same over the next five years, $1bn would be just 1.2% of revenues. The $1bn, could of course be in addition to an existing spend – but the only mention of technology in its 2018 results was an $18m spend on purchase and development of software.However, as a percentage of net revenues, the spend would be 7.6% – similar to the banking industry investment.Interestingly, CH Robinson has seen staff costs rise from just over $1bn in 2015 to $1.34bn last year, and these accounted for about half of its total operating cost base. Observers may wonder whether this investment in technology is one way to hedge against rising staff costs. Source: CH RobinsonUBS was clearly approving of the news. After meeting a number of management, UBS analysts noted that the group was “moving aggressively on technology”.As reported by Loadstar Premium last week: “UBS analysts told investors that CHRW is clearly focused on “investing in technology to drive greater automation in their processes and reduce cost and to leverage their freight and data to add value for their carriers.“While a number of other sizeable brokers are also investing to leverage technology, we believe that CHRW’s much greater scale in terms of freight and capacity is a significant advantage.”And the sum is more sizeable than figures seen elsewhere in freight, although they tend to be more piecemeal, such as this month’s news that Kuehne + Nagel, together with Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek, have made $50m available to technology start-ups.CH Robinson said the investment would make it “lead the way forward in logistics”.Mr Biesterfeld said: “CH Robinson solves logistics problems for companies across the globe and across industries, from the simple to the most complex.“We put the customer at the centre of everything we do—listening, understanding their needs and using our expertise to solve their most complex logistics challenges.”He added that certain industry trends showed how investment could help customers. These trends included the fact that people drive technology and are increasingly important to supply chains; going global involves being local; and that investments in infrastructure are critical.“We’re excited about the future and look forward to continuing to innovate,” said Mr Biesterfeld.“We are leading the way forward in logistics, addressing customer needs and laying the foundation for the next generation of tools and processes that will change not only how supply chains function, but ultimately change how our world is connected.” By Alex Lennane 19/09/2019 © Piotr Trojanowski
Boston’s Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has announced that, despite growing protest, it will not cancel its February 18th fundraiser at Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort. But it also said it would not go back to “controversial venues” in the future. That’s not good enough.Dana-Farber should cancel. In defense of this decision, the institute’s president and CEO, Dr. Laurie H. Glimcher, said that contracts have been signed and a large number of people have committed to attend. “Cancelling the event outright would only deny much-needed resources for research and care,” she said in a news release.That’s too simple a view. “Cancelling the event outright” would actually be a strong statement from a world-renowned organization, affirming that it will not abet a President who incites exclusion and prejudice, threatens the health of our planet, would take health care away from millions, engages in risky and combative rhetoric in a volatile world, and seems intent on American isolationism in an era of inescapable interdependency. It would be a declaration that even protecting its own self-interest and noble mission is not reason enough for Dana-Farber to remain a bystander to the President’s threats to pull the rug out from under some of the most vulnerable individuals in our society.advertisement About the Author Reprints First OpinionDana-Farber would make a ‘strong statement’ by canceling its Mar-a-Lago event Dana-Farber leaders say they want to “stay out of politics.” But this is a time when inaction is every bit as political as action.advertisement For hospitals and charities, ballgowns and controversies swirl at Trump’s club In the short term, canceling would be costly to Dana-Farber. Some donors would take exception. Reprisals would be possible — President Trump and his legions have shown themselves capable of vindictive language and behaviors remarkable even for Washington. But as C.S. Lewis once wrote in The Screwtape Letters, “Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point.” It is precisely because such deeds are inconvenient that they are notable and especially important. @donberwick Donald M. Berwick The fight to care for, cure, and prevent cancer is as worthy a struggle as a civilized nation can imagine. But the “denial of much-needed resources” is now a threat to many vulnerable people in the world who are far less able to defend themselves than Dana-Farber. “Much needed resources” are headed for the cutting floor in the Trump administration — for the poor in our nation and other nations whose cancers may well go undetected, let alone treated, with diminishing funds; for the chronically ill; for the defenders of environmental sustainability; and for the hungry in low income countries who need our generosity.Make no mistake, this administration has already shown its disdain for science as the proper basis for decision making, so one can only wonder how that might come back to haunt even Dana-Farber and its wonderful mission. Related: Related: Tags cancerhospitalsWhite House Bill Brett/The Boston Globe Here is an idea: if Dana-Farber cancels its event, all good-willed donors should double their contribution this year out of respect for the cancer center’s courage. After that, if the Trump administration were to lift a finger to punish Dana-Farber for its courage, let the nation ring with outrage in solidarity that anyone in Washington, not just the President, would dare to impede the path-finding work of such a treasured American institution.Donald M. Berwick, MD, is the former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.Editor’s note: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute declined STAT’s invitation to submit a First Opinion explaining why it plans to move forward with its annual fundraiser at the Mar-a-Lago resort. You can read its prepared statement on the issue here. How Trump was named ‘Grand Benefactor’ for a Dana-Farber gala without donating a penny By Donald M. Berwick Feb. 11, 2017 Reprints
News Real Estate Business Appears in North Korea SHARE US dollar and Chinese reminbi plummet against North Korean won once again There are signs that North Korea is running into serious difficulties with its corn harvest Kim So Yeol North Korea Market Price Update: June 8, 2021 (Rice and USD Exchange Rate Only) RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR NewsEconomy By Kim So Yeol – 2008.08.07 3:29pm Facebook Twitter As the socialist order in North Korea has loosened, the attitude of “If General Kim Jong Il does not feed us, why should we respect him?” has been rapidly spreading.“NK Vision (Vol. 8),” a publication of the Network for North Korean Democracy and Human Rights (NKnet), released an article written by Jiro Ishimaru, representative of the Osaka office of “Asia Press,” who has been reporting on North Korea’s domestic situation for the last 15 years. Ishimaru cited the words of one of his fellow reporters covering North Korean domestic issues in an article titled, “Study of North Korea, which is changing by the Power of the Market.” In it, he stated that “The decline in the devotion of the North Korean people towards its leader is an unavoidable development.” He then noted, “The recent transformation in North Korean society is a natural occurrence caused by the spontaneous proliferation and expansion of the market economy through the civilians’ own initiative, something which began after the March of Tribulation in the mid-90s. They are not the result of the guidance of the government, the Workers’ Party, nor Kim Jong Il.”Ishimaru accounted for such a change in North Korean society through the reality of the “sale of public housing” and “private employment.”Regarding the phenomenon of the sale of housing provided by the state, he explained, “The sale of houses has become a natural occurrence in regions with the exception of farming areas, and even realtors, or “brokers,” have surfaced. Such a reality is rooted in the mass-scale provision of residential homes after the mid-90s, places where the famine victims had lived.”Further, he said, “The state does not allot houses to officers discharged from the army or to newly appointed officials of the Party, the People’s Safety Agency, or the National Security Agency, so securing a new home through commercial sales has become the norm.”He explained further, “In the real estate market in Chongjin or Hamheung, one-story houses with two rooms and a kitchen are being sold for 2,000~3,000 dollars downtown. Recently, a new class called “donjoo” (which means the master of capital or money), which acquired wealth by hanging around the corrupt elite class, has been buying and selling luxury apartments in high-demand areas.”However, he expressed, “This does not mean that a change in the legal system has allowed the private ownership of real estate to be officially acknowledged. People can just change the name on the permit to live in the state houses by giving bribes to government affiliates within the relevant departments.”In his analysis, Ishimaru stated, “The biggest reason for this phenomenon is that the government is unable to sufficiently meet the demand for houses. Thus, the function of housing distribution in the black market has been operating well, even with the lack of governmental intervention or instruction.” Related to the vitalization of the practice of hiring private employees, he said, “People can carry out their own business in the jangmadang by paying a certain amount of money to their affiliated factories or workplaces for private break time. House wives and students have also been selling their laboring power, especially to sewing factories.”Due to the inability to produce cloth in North Korea, clothes are imported from China or are manufactured from imported cloth. Those who are in the clothing trade have mobilized female sewers and charge a certain processing fee per item.He further stated, “In fishing villages, 12 and 14-year old middle-school students are employed for 1,100~1,300 won per day to make nets. This surpasses the 2,000~3,000 won salary for teachers and 10,000 ~ 15,000 won for the most coveted job as a laborer in state-operated coal mines. He continued to elaborate, “Among young people in the city, watching the newest updates of South Korean dramas and imitating the intonation of the Seoul dialect have also become trends.” South Korean dramas and movies have also been influencing North Korean people’s mentality and reducing devotion towards the North Korean regime by the citizens. Finally, he evaluated, “North Chosun (North Korea) is seriously ill.” He noted that the international society is only aware of the deteriorating condition, but is not aware of the cause or the form of the illness. Representative Ishimaru predicted, “Our neighbor (North Korea), which has been ailing for a long time, has been barely getting by on aid and cannot seem to survive on its own . If appropriate treatment is not carried out, the disease will only worsen.”He also pointed out, “If North Korean opens its door towards the world, restores the economy, and improves the human rights situation, then it can become a normal country. However, an accurate diagnosis of the disease is needed first and foremost.” News News
Keywords Leverage Related news Policymakers have long been concerned about Canada’s household debt levels, largely thanks to overheated housing markets, but the growth in home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) is also worrying, says DBRS Limited.In a new report, the rating agency highlights the risk that may be lurking for the Canadian banks in the growth of HELOC borrowing, which now represents about 11.3% of total household credit, up from 10.7% in January 2017. Leveraged lending surges in Canada DBRS says that HELOCs have been growing faster than residential mortgages over the past year, “as financial institutions have increasingly promoted products that combine a HELOC with a traditional mortgage.”In these products, available credit under the HELOC increases as the mortgage is paid down, DBRS explains, making it easy for households to increase their borrowing. As such, HELOCs could “induce already highly leveraged Canadian consumers to increase their leverage,” it says.Increased leverage in combination with rising rates would result in an “amplified shock” to consumers, it says.The rating agency also points out that, because HELOCs allow borrowers to consolidate high debt loads, lenders may have difficulty identifying emerging credit problems, which could also contribute to systemic vulnerabilities.Further, HELOC borrowers are susceptible to a housing market correction, since the line of credit is secured by the residential property. “Borrowers could find themselves with a debt load that exceeds the value of their home,” the report says.DBRS estimates that the large Canadian banks had a total of about $120 billion in undrawn HELOC commitments as of Oct. 31, 2018, in addition to $243 billion in outstanding HELOC balances.Despite the concerns raised in the report, the agency views the big banks as “well positioned to absorb higher levels of credit losses.” andreypopov/123RF Share this article and your comments with peers on social media James Langton Companies face years of elevated leverage: Fitch Corporate leverage at record high: OECD Facebook LinkedIn Twitter
Pilots welcome additional suport for aviation workers AIPAThe Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) has welcomed the additional financial support for international airline staff stood down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.“We welcome the Government providing some financial relief for pilots who are directly affected by its policy of keeping Australia’s international border closed,” said AIPA president Captain Murray Butt.“This will provide some relief for financially distressed members of the aviation community.”Captain Butt said that while many sectors of the economy were recovering from the impact of Covid, the same could not be said of the aviation industry.“Qantas and Jetstar staff who have been stood down for the past year don’t know when they will be flying again.”“That has made it very difficult for pilots who have been unable to move on with their careers.”“Many have taken up secondary employment while they wait for global travel to resume.”Captain Butt said pilots hoped the rapid roll out of Covid vaccinations globally would lead to international flights resuming by October. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. 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:airline, Australia, Australian, Aviation, community, covid-19, Economy, employment, financial relief, Government, Impact, industry, Jetstar, pandemic, President, Qantas
HONOLULU – Union workers for video and audio production at Golf Channel events walked out Sunday over stalled contract negotiations, leading to limited coverage of the final round at the Sony Open and two other events in the Bahamas and Florida. Golf Channel said it has been negotiating an agreement for nine months with International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, a union for tournament technicians at golf tournaments, such as the camera crew. The strike involves only tournaments that Golf Channel produces. The network also produces the CareerBuilder Challenge next week in Palm Desert, California. CBS Sports produces the following week at Torrey Pines, where Tiger Woods plays on the PGA Tour for the first time in a year. ”Golf Channel has been working on negotiating an agreement for nine months with a union that represents our live tournament technicians,” the network said in a statement. ”Those efforts have not yet yielded a resolution, and we look forward to reaching a mutually agreeable contract. However, some technicians have chosen to walk off the job today. We have contingency plans in place, and will continue to deliver coverage.” It declined further comment, such as how it will provide coverage. The Sony Open telecast was scheduled for 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern, and starting times are set for the final group to finish in that window. However, the PGA Tour moved up tee times by about an hour, so that the last group finishes around 9:15 p.m. Some three dozen IATSE members from Local 665 picketed outside the main road into Waialae Country Club in support of the Golf Channel’s technical crew. John Culleeny, an international representative for the union, said its members wanted Golf Channel to meet industry standards. He was not specific on the talking points that stalled negotiations. The video and audio crew had talked about walking out during the third round Saturday but held back for another meeting. Culleeny said the next meeting was scheduled for Tuesday. Golf Channel is producing three tournaments next week – the CareerBuilder Challenge, another Web.com Tour event in the Bahamas and the Mitsubishi Electric Championship, a PGA Tour Champions event on the Big Island of Hawaii. Along with the Sony Open, Golf Channel is televising the second round of the Web.com Tour event in the Bahamas, a 72-hole event that ends on Tuesday. It also is televising the unofficial Diamond Resorts Invitational in Orlando, Florida, for players from the PGA Tour Champions, LPGA and celebrities. Golf Channel has headquarters in Orlando and likely will be able to have more complete coverage of that event. The PGA Tour sent notices to its players on all tours notifying them of the labor dispute. ”We are working closely with our partners at the Golf Channel to provide as much television coverage as possible,” the tour said in a statement. It said fans could follow the tournaments with real-time scoring on its website, through social media channels and PGA Tour Radio on SiriusXM for the Sony Open. Note: Ferguson is the golf writer for the Associated Press.
YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) — 2020 White House hopefuls opposed to new state abortion bans joined protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as other abortion rights supporters converged on state capitols, town squares and courthouses nationwide seeking to counter bills sweeping across state legislatures.Among the 2020 candidates who joined the political battle at the court were Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, California Rep. Eric Swalwell, Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.“I don’t think anyone thought we were going to have this debate again but we are right in the middle of this debate because these guys think they’re going to take women’s health care backward and are we going to let them,” Klobuchar shouted into a bullhorn as protesters shouted “No!” in response.“The legislators in Alabama will not have the last word,” Booker said when it was his turn to speak. “Those legislators in Georgia will not have the last word. And just as it was in the Civil Rights Movement, a governor from Alabama will not have the last word on our rights.Ryan, who was once anti-abortion but flipped his stance as he’s moved further left over the years, recalled his change of heart on the issue.“I met women for the first time in my life that had an abortion,” he began. “I met women who had to deal with very difficult, complicated circumstances in their pregnancies. And overtime, because of the courage of the women who came into my office and who wanted to help craft legislation, I changed my position. And I came to realize that it is stories of the women, it is the courage of these women, especially in the last couple of weeks, who have stood up bravely and told their stories and told your stories.”Gillibrand took direct aim at President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who, she said, “has emboldened state legislatures across the country to do the unthinkable — to do an all-out attack on women’s reproductive freedom — to not just overturn Roe v. Wade but literally turn back the clock decades — decades — on women’s basic civil rights.”“This is the beginning of a long march,” Gillibrand said. “This is the beginning of President Trump’s war on women. If he wants this war, he will have this war and he will lose.”Moulton echoed those sentiments when he spoke, asserting, “Women still are under assault for the basic right to choose and that is wrong… We’re here today because of Brett Kavanaugh. That is why we’re here. Let’s get him out.”But Buttigieg, who did not appear on stage, reinforced his support for reproductive rights during an interview with ABC News at the protest.“I’m here to stand with the majority of Americans who believe in women’s reproductive freedom,” he said. “Look I’m a Democrat who lives and governs in Indiana so I understand that people come at this issue differently. Some of my supporters view it differently than I do but most Americans believe that these decisions ought to be left to the woman who is faced with these sometimes unthinkable medical situations.”“When you see the roll back of rights that is happening from Alabama, to Missouri, and I’m sure there’s more where that came from, it’s a reminder of how important it’s been that for as long as I’ve been alive, the Roe vs. Wade framework established here at the Supreme Court has protected that autonomy and those rights,” he added.Although he did not stand at the podium during the protest, Sanders told ABC News that he believes the best way to push back against the controversial laws is to “educate, organize and bring millions of people together to demand that women in this country on the right to control their own body. That’s what this issue is.”Abortion-rights advocates sought to “fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women,” according to the #StopTheBans website. The slew of protests were triggered by GOP-led efforts to pass restrictive anti-abortion measures aimed at fomenting a larger battle over Roe v. Wade in the nation’s highest court.Several states are seeking to mount legal challenges to Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion nationwide. Those states, include including Missouri, which on Friday passed the most recent ban — state lawmakers charged ahead with an eight-week abortion ban with no exceptions for rape, incest or survivors of human trafficking. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign the restrictive bill into law in the coming days.Missouri followed a wave of conservative states passing restrictive abortion bans, including Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio and Georgia. Lawmakers in those states approved “heartbeat” bills, which ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.Alabama’s ban, signed into law by Gov. Kay Ivey last week, imposes the harshest limitations of any state in the country — a near-full ban on the procedure, not providing for any window of a pregnancy when abortion is legal.“Across the country, we are seeing a new wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access,” states the event’s website, which hosted by groups such as NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood, All* Above All Action Fund, the ACLU and the Women’s March. “This is Trump’s anti-choice movement … and it’s terrifying, particularly for women of color and low-income women who are most affected by these bans. … Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions best left to women, their families and their doctors.”Amid the toutrage from abortion-rights groups, many among the field of 2020 Democratic hopefuls vying for the White House immediately condemned the anti-abortion efforts last week.“Access to safe, legal abortion is a constitutional RIGHT. Full stop,” Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said on Twitter.“The Alabama legislature is ignoring science, criminalizing abortion, and punishing women,” Buttigieg tweeted. “Instead, the government’s role should be to make sure all women have access to comprehensive affordable care, and that includes safe and legal abortion.”Despite not being in Washington for the rally, former Vice President Joe Biden released a Twitter video condemning the new laws restricting abortion access in Georgia, Alabama and Missouri.“It’s wrong, it’s pernicious, and we have to stop it,” he said. “It’s important that we know and everybody else knows what these guys are about, what they’re trying to do and a woman actually signed one of these piece of legislation. It’s wrong it must be stopped. This is a choice under Roe between a woman and her doctor, and it lays out the circumstances. We must protect that right.”On Tuesday, as he stood across the street from Capitol Hill, Buttigieg struck a more optimistic tone about his ability to bridge the divide over this issue, signaling his willingness to work across the aisle.“There are a lot of pro-choice Republicans, and even people who maybe view themselves as more conservative, who are pretty shocked by for example, the law passed in Alabama…reasonable Republicans are as shocked by some of these extremist actions as Democrats who have been concerned about protecting choice all along. And it’s one more opportunity to build on the American majority that we have for progressive causes, ranging from women’s reproductive rights to raising wages in this country.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Monmouth UniversityGraduate Admission Counselor jeid-d556b5d3497a1942af30646a060e1555 Preferred Qualifications:Master’s degree on graduate-level coursework. Recruiting/salesbackground, work experience in an admission office as a full-timeor student employee, and/or work experience in the health sciencesfield is preferred. Log in to http://jobs.monmouth.edu to applyand see the job duties for this position no later than the deadlinedate.Posting Date: 03/17/2021Closing Date: Department: Graduate AdmissionPosition Summary:Monmouth University is seeking applications for a GraduateAdmission Counselor.The candidate would be expected to: serve as a representative ofthe University to recruit prospective graduate students; primaryfunction of the position is to promote the institution and GraduateStudies; coordinate recruitment efforts with faculty programdirectors; work collaboratively with program directors to assiststudents throughout the process, troubleshoot, and meet enrollmenttargets; work with the Associate Vice President of Undergraduateand Graduate Admission, graduate marketing specialist, and programdirectors to help develop, evaluate, execute, and trackprogram-specific marketing and recruitment initiatives.A complete list of job duties is available at http://jobs.monmouth.edu. Required Degree, License or Certifications:Bachelor’s degree, Valid Automobile Driver’s License in your stateof principal residenceRequired Skills or Software:Basic Knowledge of MS Word 2013, Basic Knowledge of MS Excel 2013,Must be able to utilize a variety of computer software programs inorder to successfully complete assigned tasks, Excellentinterpersonal, organizational and communication skills, Must beable to treat confidential and sensitive informationappropriatelyRequired Years of Experience: 1Other Requirements:Must have a keen orientation to goal achievement, strongorganizational and communication skills, capability to work in afast-paced environment, high energy, enthusiasm, andself-motivation. Ability to interact effectively with diversegroups of people, including prospective students, faculty,administrators and outside community members.Must be willing to work evening hours and weekends, and travel inand out of state for recruitment purposes. Ability to plan,organize and set priorities. Willingness and ability totravel/recruit throughout New Jersey and the surrounding tri-statearea. Must be able to function independently and work incollaboration with program directors to achieve enrollmenttargets. Located along New Jersey’s northern coastline, Monmouth Universityis a top-tier, private comprehensive institution that is home toinnovative academic programs, expert faculty, and nationally rankedDivision I athletics. The University enrolls approximately 6,200students in nearly 60 undergraduate and graduate degree programs,including two doctoral programs.Small classes geared toward individual attention and immersivelearning experiences that extend beyond the classroom, define thestudent experience at Monmouth. The University’s dynamic learningenvironment empowers students to become active participants intheir education while fully preparing them for life aftergraduation. Monmouth’s faculty, experts in their respectivedisciplines and industries, foster student growth by collaboratingwith undergraduates and graduates in their research andscholarship.Approximately one hour from New York City and Philadelphia,Monmouth University sits at the heart of a vibrant culture rich inhistory, the arts, technology, and entrepreneurship. TheUniversity’s 168-acre coastal campus has been named one of the mostbeautiful in the world, and blends the classic elegance of NationalHistoric Landmarks with state-of-the-art facilities. Recent updatesinclude a $47 million renovation to the Edison Science Building andconstruction of a $16 million stadium, which hosts more than halfof the University’s student-athletes.A multitude of experiences is available just outside the campusgates. Access Asbury Park’s legendary music scene and diversecultural opportunities supported by an active LGBTQ community.Enjoy Red Bank’s lively theater and dining hub and Long Branch’sredeveloped waterfront with recreational and upscale shoppingofferings.Founded in 1933 as Monmouth Junior College, the institution becameMonmouth College in 1956 and received its university charter in1995. Today, Monmouth University is listed in U.S. News & WorldReport’s “Best Colleges,” The Princeton Review’s “The Best 382Colleges,” and Money magazine’s “Best Colleges for YourMoney.”Monmouth University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebratediversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environmentfor all employees.
Selection for the elite unit is extremely rigorous and nine out of ten entrants fail to meet the required standard. The SAS, whose chain of command goes directly to UK premier Tony Blair, became world-famous after one of its squads rescued 28 hostages during a siege at the Iranian Embassy in London in 1980. It also played a significant role in the 1991 Gulf War, but its image has been dented in recent years following the publication of several books by former members detailing the unit’s methods and missions.Despite its manning crisis, the SAS is expected to play a key role in the fledgling EU Rapid Reaction Force, which is due to undertake its first mission in Macedonia in the next few weeks. Manning levels in the Special Air Service (SAS) are 40% below strength, according to insiders. During recent undercover operations in Afghanistan, the regiment had to mobilise its part-time reservists. The call-up was kept secret at the time.“We’re facing a second Gulf War and we’re under pressure,” admitted one SAS officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity. “We’re operating at only 60% of our proper levels, but we’re barred from advertising.”
CONCORD, N.C. — Venturini Motorsports (VMS) announced Thursday the signing of Harrison Burton to a partial schedule in the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards.Burton, 18, a two-time ARCA Series winner, will pilot the No. 20 Toyota Camry for five events starting with the series’ season opener at Daytona International Speedway before moving onto Charlotte Motor Speedway (5/23), Pocono Raceway (5/31), Chicagoland Speedway (6/27) and the series finale at Kansas Speedway (10/18).RELATED: On the move: 2019’s changesThroughout the season, Burton will feature continued support from long time partners DEX Imaging, FIELDS, Morton Buildings and Rheem Heating, Cooling and Water Heating.Burton, the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Jeff Burton, has made 11 career ARCA starts since 2017. With ARCA victories at Toledo Speedway and Pocono Raceway, the talented teenager has recorded seven top-five and 10 top-10 finishes throughout his brief series career.Burton, a NASCAR Next alumnus, won the 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Championship as well as numerous Super Late Model victories including marquee events such as the Rattler 250 at South Alabama Speedway and the ARCA/CRA Speedfest at Crisp Motorsports Park.MORE: NASCAR Next alumni“I’m super excited to join Venturini Motorsports and continue running in the series,” says Burton. “I love ARCA Racing and the community around it. The series is a great option in the grand scheme of things when it comes to my career development — it’s a great stepping stone as I continue to the next level.”A member of the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) family, Burton’s ARCA effort will coincide with his full-season NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series (NGOTS) effort driving the No. 18 Toyota Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM).“I’m truly looking forward to working with Harrison this upcoming season,” said team owner Billy Venturini. “Harrison has a deep racing pedigree and is a terrific kid — it’s an honor to have the opportunity to work with such a storied name in our sport as a Burton. It’s also great to have another young Toyota Racing Development driver come through our program.”Burton will join his new team at Daytona International Speedway this week to kick off their season with the ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards open test that is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11 and Saturday, Jan. 12.