How to find the best UK shares to buy now

first_img See all posts by Paul Summers Trying to find the best UK shares can seem like a pretty tough ask to new investors. Rather than suffer from information overload and analysis paralysis however, I think there are a few key things to look for. Find the moatThe best businesses usually do something others don’t, or struggle to replicate to the same standard. They’re also able to protect and exploit this advantage over a long period of time. As Warren Buffett regularly advises, you need to find stocks with strong ‘moats’. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…A moat can take many forms. A company may be a leader in a niche market, supply services to a huge number of clients and/or have desirable brands that customers can’t (or won’t) switch away from. If you can’t identify a firm’s advantage, it’ll probably be harder to make money from its stock. Financially soundTaking on debt isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Used appropriately, it can turbocharge growth during good times. That said, a great company is usually not one loaded up to its eyeballs in borrowings.One of the first things I check when running the rule over any potential investment is whether it has more debt than cash. If so, I’ll likely want to find out how quickly this needs to be repaid and the plan for doing so.Ideally, any stock you buy will have net cash. This should make it more resilient to setbacks that can’t be foreseen… the coronavirus pandemic being a perfect example. More bang for your buckThe best UK shares/businesses make excellent returns on the money they invest. In financial jargon, this is the return on capital employed (ROCE). Think of it as the interest rate that a company earns on its money, just like a rate you’d get in a savings account. Anything over, say, 20% is very good. Buffett is a big believer in ROCE. So too are top fund managers Terry Smith and Nick Train. They know a company that’s able to compound in value by reinvesting profits can make you rich, even if you pay a high (but not excessive) price for its stock. Motivated managementHuman nature dictates that we’re more likely to put effort into something if we stand to benefit from its success. This is why I always look to see whether those running a company own its stock. Any indication that directors aren’t just working for the monthly payslip grabs my attention. The identity of major shareholders can usually be discovered through a company’s investor relations site, or via a simple online search (here’s an example). Inevitably, levels of ownership change over time so be sure to keep up to date with any announcements relating to director buying or selling. A route to growthAs good as all the other points are, the best UK shares tend to be those with a pathway to growth. Being a market leader in something no one wants isn’t ideal. Having a lot of cash can also be a problem if there’s no plan for using it. This is why it’s important to keep up to date with major trends and companies at the forefront of capitalising on them. If you can tap into these stocks before the herd arrives, the rewards could be substantial. 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. 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. Paul Summers | Sunday, 30th August, 2020 “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Sharescenter_img Image source: Getty Images Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Paul Summers has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. 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. Enter Your Email Address 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. How to find the best UK shares to buy nowlast_img read more

Hargreaves Lansdown investors are selling Rolls-Royce shares, but I’d buy

first_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Enter Your Email Address 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 See all posts by Roland Head Roland Head has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended Hargreaves Lansdown. 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 Hargreaves Lansdown investors are selling Rolls-Royce shares, but I’d buy Roland Head | Sunday, 13th December, 2020 | More on: RR Rolls-Royce (LSE: RR) shares have been on stockbroker Hargreaves Lansdown‘s list of most-bought shares for weeks. But the tide seems to be turning.Although many Hargreaves investors are still buying Rolls’ stock, even more appear to be selling the aero engine-maker. Rolls-Royce was said to be the most-sold stock on Hargreaves’ platform last week.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…Rolls issued a trading update on Friday that sent the shares lower, deepening the recent sell-off. But in this piece, I want to revisit the stock and explain why I believe the shares could be cheap at current levels.Why sell now?Rolls-Royce shares have bounced from a low of 39p at the start of October to around 120p today. But the shares are already down by more than 10% from the high of 135p seen on 3 December. I can imagine that traders who have profited from the vaccine rebound might be tempted to take profits.I try to take a long-term view when buying and holding shares. The Rolls-Royce share price has hopefully bottomed out, but the company has barely even started on its recovery journey.For this reason, I wouldn’t be selling the shares just now. Indeed, I can see a number of reasons why I might consider buying them.Still on target for 2021Back in October, Rolls raised £2bn by selling new shares in a rights issue. This was part of a refinancing plan designed to support the company until it becomes profitable again.Since then, we’ve seen much of Europe go back into various forms of lockdown, including the UK. According to the firm, this has resulted in another reduction in flying hours by aircraft using its engines.Management now expects airliner flying hours in 2020 to be slightly lower than expected. This means that cash losses for the year will also be a little higher than expectedThis isn’t great news. I think it probably triggered Friday’s sell off, which saw Rolls-Royce shares fall by as much as 10%. However, in the grand scheme of things, I don’t think it’s a big deal.Personally, I’m focused on the firm’s targets for 2021 and 2022. These are unchanged and suggest to me that Rolls shares look quite affordable at current levels.Are Rolls-Royce shares cheap?The company says that it still expects to start generating cash during the second half of 2021.In 2022, management believes that the business could generate around £750m of surplus cash, known as free cash flow. Based on the group’s current valuation, I estimate that this gives the stock a 2022 forecast free cash flow yield of around 7.5%. That’s a fairly attractive figure, in my view.I’m also bullish about Rolls for a second reason. The group’s jet engine business is going through a difficult period. But its defence and power systems divisions are doing much better. Trading appears to be fairly stable this year, with a number of new contract wins.I think that Rolls CEO Warren East is doing all the right things. The airline industry and its suppliers are at the bottom of the cycle now, but I expect a gradual recovery from summer 2021. I think that Rolls-Royce shares probably offer good value on a three-to-five year view. I’d be happy to buy some today and tuck them away for a few years. I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement. Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. 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.last_img read more

Limerick Virtual Pride 2020 offers an amazing line-up of events

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement LimerickNewsLimerick Virtual Pride 2020 offers an amazing line-up of eventsBy Meghann Scully – July 3, 2020 370 Print Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostLimerick PridePride 2020 Email Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live center_img Twitter WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Previous articleCouncillors demand action over speeding on Hyde RoadNext articleDentist warns of Covid danger as patients diagnosed with mouth cancer Meghann Scully Limerick Virtual Pride 2020 – Pictured are Hugo Dahn, Myles Breen, Elysha Folan, Killian Fitzgerald (back) with Lisa Daly, Chairperson Limerick Pride and Richard Lynch, PRO Limerick Pride (front). Picture: ilovelimerickLIMERICK Virtual Pride 2020 takes place from July 6 -12, with a virtual Parade on Saturday, July 11 at 2.30pm live from the Limerick Pride Facebook page. This year’s Virtual Pride offers something for everyone!Lisa Daly, Chairperson of Limerick Pride said, “We are thrilled to be still able to bring some Pride into people’s homes during this time to offer a fantastic line up for this year’s festival.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Special thanks to all our great community, without your support and teaming up together Limerick Pride 2020 would not have been possible, we are extremely grateful and proud of each one of you, so thank you.“This year we chose the theme ‘Support Each Other’ with our hashtag #SpiritOfPride because now more than ever before we should be joining as a community and supporting each other.” she said.Richard Lynch, PRO of Limerick Pride said, “We are delighted to announce that this year’s Grand Marshall is one other than Senator David Norris, is an Irish scholar, independent Senator and civil rights activist. Internationally, David is credited with having, “managed, almost single-handedly, to overthrow the anti-homosexuality law which brought about the downfall of Oscar Wilde”, a feat he achieved in 1988 after a fourteen-year campaign.“He has also been credited with being “almost single-handedly responsible for rehabilitating James Joyce in once disapproving Irish eyes”.“He was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in Ireland. We own him so much and we are thrilled that he is our Grand Marshall for this year’s Virtual Pride!” Richard added.Lorcan McAuliffe, a mental health worker and a proud Limerick man who was crowned Mr Gay Ireland 2020 said, “2020 has put many unprecedented challenges before us. Covid-19 has taught us the importance of family, friends, the love we share and supporting each other.“Although this year we won’t walk shoulder to shoulder proudly celebrating the love and pride our community holds so dear to our hearts, we are still all in this together!“The virtual pride approach many have taken this year ensures that although we are not side by side that we can still celebrate our pride as a community and feel more connected than ever!” he explained.With a physical Limerick Pride Festival not being able to take place, Limerick Pride are holding a Limerick Virtual Pride to bring Pride into your homes and to reach those who may not have ever seen or experienced a Pride event or a Pride parade before.Lisa added, “We wanted to reach the wider and rural communities so that even if we cannot dance together in the streets, from the safety of our homes, we will be able to celebrate all that makes our community so beautiful, so resilient, and so rich with diversity.“We would also like to encourage everyone including businesses to display a rainbow flag or change their business lighting into the colours of the rainbow to mark Limerick Pride this year.”Events include a Glam Pride Inspired Make Up tutorial with local Make Up academy Jimmy C, a GOSHH zoom panel discussion on LGBT matters, ‘Then And Now’, an evening of stories, songs and performances featuring Limerick queer artists hosted by theatre artist and musician, Ann Blake and her wife Jenny, a Virtual Cabaret Bingo and a Limerick Youth Service Make Up Tutorial.On Saturday, July 11 from 2.30pm, a Limerick Virtual Pride Parade will stream on the Pride Facebook page followed by the traditional Pridefest featuring performances from many local artists, drag queens and the annual Tea Dance with Myles Breen.More information can be found on www.LimerickPride.ie and you can watch all the events LIVE on the Limerick Pride Facebook page. Facebook Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League openerlast_img read more

Foreclosure Trends, State by State

first_imgHome / Daily Dose / Foreclosure Trends, State by State The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe default Foreclosure REO 2020-01-16 Seth Welborn Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles California and Florida combined have totaled nearly 1.5 million REOs over the last 10 years, according to ATTOM Data Solutions Year-End 2019 Foreclosure Market Report. Other states leading the nation in REOs include Michigan (333,312), Texas (323,806), Illinois (312,057) and Georgia (304,964).Metropolitan statistical areas with a population greater than 200,000 that saw a year-over-year increase in REOs included Honolulu, Hawaii (up 34%); Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (up 28%); Florence, South Carolina (up 18%); Buffalo, New York (up 16%); and San Luis Obispo, California (up 9%).On a broader level, however, REO activity has been dropping significantly across the U.S. The nation saw 493,066 foreclosure filings in 2019, representing 0.36% of all U.S. housing units, down from 0.47% in 2018.ATTOM’s report includes default notices, scheduled auctions and bank repossessions as foreclosure filings, which were down 21% from 2018 and down 83% from a peak of nearly 2.9 million in 2010.Repossessions dropped as well in 2019, down 37% from 2018 to 143,955 total properties.“The continued decline in distressed properties is one of many signs pointing to a much-improved housing market compared to the bad old days of the Great Recession,” said Todd Teta, Chief Product Officer for ATTOM Data Solutions. “That said, there is some reason for concern about the potential for a change in the wrong direction, given that residential foreclosure starts increased in about a third of the nation’s metro housing markets in 2019. Nationally, the number also ticked up a bit in December. While that’s not a major worry, it’s something that should be watched closely in 2020.”Foreclosure starts were down 9% year over year in 2019, to 335,985. States that saw the largest declines in foreclosure starts from last year included Nevada (down 30%); New York (down 28%); New Jersey (down 21%); California (down 13%; and Arizona (down 11%).“With foreclosure inventory down and interest in that inventory up, it’s a good time for sellers with distressed inventory to sell while the sun shines,” said Daren Blomquist, VP of Market Economics with Auction.com. “Foreclosure buyers still enjoy sizable discounts below estimated market value due to the distressed nature of foreclosure inventory, but the average sales price for foreclosure auction properties sold through the Auction.com platform rose to a new record high in 2019 even as the rate of sales to third-party buyers increased.” in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Loss Mitigation, News About Author: Seth Welborn Tagged with: default Foreclosure REO Foreclosure Trends, State by Statecenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago  Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: Housing’s Role in Economic Success Next: FHFA: PACE Loans a Threat to GSEs? Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago January 16, 2020 3,076 Views Sign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agolast_img read more

Mc Hugh looks forward to tackling new ministerial brief

first_img Pinterest Twitter By admin – May 20, 2016 Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+ WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week center_img The new appointed Minister of State for the Diaspora and Overseas Development Aid says he is reading his briefs at the moment, and the more he does so, the more he believes it is a significant appointment.Minister Mc Hugh’s brief brief encompasses the departments of the Taoiseach, Foreign Affairs and Trade.He says a lot of work has been done on the diaspora in Donegal, and that’s a model he’d like to see extended to other counties……….Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/ministerjoemac.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleDerry PSNI investigating Campsie Industrial Estate break-inNext articleCope seeks extra funding for Udaras na Gaeltachta admin Facebook Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published WhatsApp Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Homepage BannerNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Mc Hugh looks forward to tackling new ministerial brieflast_img read more

Government says half a billion of funding for A5 unaffected

first_img Twitter WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Facebook LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Google+ By News Highland – August 10, 2011 The government has confirmed to Highland Radio News that its funding of the A5 upgrade through the north is not affected by this weeks decision that no major new road projects would progress in the south for at least 3 years.9 million euro has already been contributed to the project by the Irish government, with a further €460 million committed over the next number of years.A spokesperson for the Transport Minister says that commitment remains in place.It emerged yesterday that 45 National and Secondary Road projects in the republic will not go ahead because of a lack of funds. Pinterest Google+ Previous articleFermanagh MLA says fracking could be catastrophic for DonegalNext article50% increase in counselling service calls in wake of Ferry abuse case News Highland WhatsAppcenter_img Facebook Government says half a billion of funding for A5 unaffected Minister McConalogue says he is working to improve fishing quota 70% of Cllrs nationwide threatened, harassed and intimidated over past 3 years – Report Twitter Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress schemelast_img read more

Appeal over weekend crash in Inishowen

first_img Appeal over weekend crash in Inishowen Facebook By News Highland – December 22, 2020 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Google+ WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Previous articleMissing teen from Co. Louth may be in DonegalNext articleMinister concerned about people living in UK travelling home through North News Highland DL Debate – 24/05/21 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Google+center_img Gardai have appealed over information over a weekend crash in Inishowen. The collision happened in the early hours of Saturday morning.Gardai in Buncrana are investigating the crash which happened in the area of Skeoge, Burnfoot between 00.50am and 1am on Saturday morning.Gardaí were alerted to the fact that a car was on its roof in a field.Three males had been in the car and they were all taken to hospital to be treated for injuries, none of which were life threatening.The ambulance service and fire brigade also attended the scene. The car involved was a blue Mitsubishi Lancer and it is believed that it had travelled from Bridgend in the direction of Burnfoot.If anyone observed this car on the road or if they captured it on dash cam footage then we would ask that they contact Gardaí in Buncrana on 074-9320540. Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Pinterest Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic last_img read more

Farmer’s market making plans

first_img Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Farmer’s market making plans “Last season, we had a very successful market,” Sanders said.“We had a lot of repeat customers and good quality produce and a good variety. The market is conveniently located in the back parking lot of First Methodist Church of Troy.”“I think people really appreciate the opportunity to buy locally and to buy from people they know. And, too, they enjoy the fellowship of shopping at a local farmers’ market.”Sanders said the opening of the Pioneer Farmers Market depends on Mother Nature but each year they shoot for May through November.“We encourage those producers who have been with us in the past to attend the Thursday night meeting and anyone who is interested in knowing more is also encourage to attend,” Sanders said.“There is an application process for participation and we also need to hear the suggestions that could make our farmers’ market even more successful in 2009.” Email the author Sanders said the market is open to any producers who grow the vegetables and fruits they plan to sell.“A producer does not have to be a resident of Pike County to participate in the Pioneer Farmers Market,” she said.“A farmers market is an opportunity for the producers to sell their products locally and for the consumers to get high-quality, farm-fresh produce at extremely good prices and support our local farmers at the same time.”The Pioneer Market is in its sixth season and is coming off a very successful 2008 season. Skip Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave 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 Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration When the daffodils dare to bloom, that’s a sign for people around Pike County to begin thinking spring.And, it’s time for farmers to begin making preparations to put their crops in the ground.So, it’s just natural for the manager of the Pioneer Farmers Market to begin making plans for another successful market season. “It’s time for us to begin making plans for the 2009 Pioneer Farmers Market and we would like the input of those who plan to participate this year,” said Pam Sanders, market manager.“We’ll have our initial market meeting at 5:30 p.m on Thursday, Jan. 29 at the Pike County Extension Office on South Three Notch Street in Troy.”“We invite all of those who plan to participate and those who want to know more about the benefits of the market to attend.” The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Windham returns to storytelling festival If you said that Kathryn Tucker Windham is a living legend, she wouldn’t like that one bit. If you said… read more Print Article Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen By Jaine Treadwell By The Penny Hoarder Published 10:25 pm Monday, January 26, 2009 Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

School Board reviews survey results

first_img The ability to view all aspects of an issue also got high marks, as did the ability to manage a budget. However, belief that all children can learn was at the top of the survey ranking.The school board survey revealed that a master’s degree should be required of the superintendent but a doctorate was not that important.Having been a classroom teacher was an experience requirement for a superintendent but experience as a principal didn’t receive a high ranking.Hiring a superintendent who lives in Troy was not a requirement that the board felt strongly about. However, the board did rank communication skills, leadership, and accountability as traits they felt were most important in a superintendent. The board survey also indicated that the new superintendent must be a visionary with a new vision for the Troy City Schools. Print Article Email the author You Might Like Social Security shutters Troy office Visitors to the Social Security office in the Pike County Courthouse found this sign posted to the doors on Monday… read more School Board reviews survey results Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Published 9:20 pm Wednesday, April 20, 2011 By The Penny Hoarder “The number of community participants is good but it shows that there is no huge controversy going on in your school system,” Behrends said. “If there were, the numbers would be much greater. The number of participants shows that you have a stable place.”Behrends discussed the results of the Superintendent Finder Survey of the school board and the community.The board ranked the implementation of ways to improve student discipline, innovative reform efforts and increased student achievement has high priorities for the one who is selected to lead the school system. Skip By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories The board survey was split as to whether the school system is headed in the right direction.The community survey results didn’t deviate greatly from the results of the Troy City Board survey.The community responders ranked increased student achievement as a priority when selecting a new superintendent. The ability to view issues fairly, improved school discipline and community involvement also receive high rankings along with the ability to manage a budget.To be successful as a superintendent, the community ranked increased student achievement and strong leadership abilities as a high priority.The community equated experience as a classroom teacher and school principal as the most important experience factor for a superintendent and also ranked experience as a superintendent high. Accountability and the ability to communicate were also ranked high in the survey.A master’s degree should be an education requirement for a superintendent but a doctorate was not ranked as important. Living outside of Troy was not a concern according the community survey.The public survey indicated that the Troy City Schools are headed in the right direction but that a superintendent should have a new vision for the school system.Behrends said the two surveys indicated that the school board and the community are in close agreement as to what should be required of a new superintendent of education. But she reminded the board members that she is not a decision maker.“I am a facilitator,” she said. “This survey is tool for the board to use in the hiring process.”Behrends will meet with two other contracted AASB employees today to screen the 11 application for the position of superintendent of Troy City Schools.“We had hoped for 12 applicants and we had 12 but one of them has been hired,” she said. “According to the contract we will narrow the list to five solid candidates and the board will take it from there. The board will determine the number of candidates to be interviewed and the interview process.”The interviews are to be conducted between May 9 and 20 with a superintendent on board July 1. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… The Troy City Board of Education met in work session Wednesday afternoon with Kendy Behrends, contract employee with the Alabama Association of School Boards, to discuss the search process for a superintendent for Troy City Schools to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Dr. Linda Felton-Smith.Behrends said the search process is tailor made for the Troy City School System and presented the results from the online survey conducted to determine the qualifications that the school board and the community have for the new superintendent.Four Troy City School Board members and 324 members of the community participated in the Superintendent Finder Survey between March 2 and April 10. Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? 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Winter storm dumps record snow on Seattle, Pacific Northwest with more to come

first_imgABC News(SEATTLE) — A potent storm brought heavy snow to parts of the Pacific Northwest on Friday, including the lowland areas of the Seattle metropolitan area. This was the second round of snow the region has seen this week.Radar on Saturday morning is showing numerous bands of heavy snow in the Seattle metro area with snowfall rates greater than 1 inch per hour occurring in some areas. Some snow is also falling toward Portland, OregonSeattle has already received 6.4 inches of snow at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. This was a new daily record and the second-most snowfall in a single day in the past 20 years. It was also the most snow Seattle has received in a single day since 2012.The storm will slide south during Saturday and bring some snow to Oregon and Northern California. The storm then will slide inland later Saturday and bring snow to the northern Rockies on Sunday and early Monday.In Seattle, most of the snow will end during the day on Saturday, while heavy mountain snow will begin to pick up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains late Saturday.Seattle could pick up a couple more inches of snow Saturday morning before the heaviest snow winds down. Meanwhile the heavy snow will move south and east. In the higher elevations of southern Washington and Oregon 3 to 6 inches of snow will fall, with locally up to 1 foot in the highest elevations.The storm will combine with another system lurking near California to enhance the snowfall in the Sierra Nevadas over the weekend. Locally, 5 feet of additional snowfall will fall in the mountains this weekend.Cold moves into eastern USAfter a week where the Northeast got several tastes of spring, it is back to February across the region.Wind chills on Saturday morning are in the single digits across the Northeast after temperatures were in the 40s and 50s on Friday. This same arctic blast is bringing wind chills 30 below zero to parts of Minnesota and North Dakota.A new storm will quickly develop in the central U.S. on Sunday and tap into some moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. The moisture interacting with the colder air will cause light snow to spread from Minneapolis to Pennsylvania during the day on Sunday. Meanwhile, heavy rain will move into the Tennessee and Mississippi valleys.Another storm will develop right behind that one and bring a round of snow from the Midwest to the Northeast by Monday and Tuesday. This next storm looks a little stronger and taps into a little bit more moisture.The result could be 2 to 4 inches of rain in the Mississippi River Valley, which could cause some flash flooding by Monday. Locally, 2 to 4 inches of snow will fall through Monday in parts of the Upper Midwest. And locally 1 to 3 inches of snow will fall in parts of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic through Monday.However, it remains somewhat unclear what this storm does on Tuesday and Wednesday. There is some indication the storm will continue to strengthen and interact with another system in the Atlantic. The result could amplify the snowfall totals in both the Midwest and parts of New England by Tuesday and Wednesday.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img read more