The Just Eat share price: is it time to just buy?

first_img When I last looked at Just Eat (LSE: JE), there was a buyout offer from Prosus on the table. And there was much talk of a possible merger with Takeaway.com. Since then, the Takeaway.com merger has progressed to 90% acceptance. And a new combined company should take its place on the London Stock Exchange early next month.Just Eat Takeaway.com will have the ticker JET, and existing Just Eat shareholders will get the new shares. But there is the spectre of a UK Competition and Markets Authority investigation. So it’s perhaps not a done deal just yet.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…Yet I do think consolidation in the food delivery business was inevitable. It’s surely not one that can support large numbers of competitors. How does a family order different foods when someone’s favoured burger is delivered by Just Eat, someone else’s pizza must come through StuffYourFace.com, and yet another wants yakisoba via [email protected]?Anyway, I think it looks like a possibly exciting market to invest in. And the future winners will surely be decided on by who can sign up the biggest fast food providers today.McDeliveryTo that end, Just Eat has pulled off a bit of a coup in signing up McDonald’s. The agreement covers the UK and Ireland, which makes it “McDonald’s second exclusive delivery partner for McDelivery.” I’m not entirely sure I understand how a second partner can be ‘exclusive’, but marketing English does often seem to diverge from the real kind.Still, it’s clearly a significant development, coming so soon after Just Eat’s delivery tie-up with Greggs.We got a year-end trading update on Tuesday too, which looked good. Apparently “2019 concluded in line with the board’s expectations.”The company delivered 254 million orders, bringing in revenue of about £1bn. And it expects to report underlying EBITDA of around £200m. That’s a lot of profit from delivering food, and sales are growing.UK orders rose 9% in 2019, with other markets also growing. Q4 continued the momentum from Q3, in Australia, Italy and Switzerland. And the firm reported “continued strong growth in Canada” too.Buy or sell?There’s no doubt that Just Eat is one of the biggest growth stocks in town right now, but that alone makes me nervous. It’s certainly possible to make very good profits from new growth stocks like, for example, Boohoo.The trouble is, growth can be erratic and can go through boom-and-bust cycles. And I’m very wary of investing in a growth story when investors have already piled in and share valuations are high.Expectations for the 2019 year just ended put Just Eat shares on a P/E of 97. Strong growth forecasts for the next two years would drop that to around 40, and I see that as becoming attractive.But, as with most early growth stocks, I see very little safety margin, and that puts me off.I wouldn’t buy right now anyway, not before the Takeaway.com deal is settled and we see figures for the newly-merged company. I’m on the fence. I’ll wait and see. Enter Your Email Address Image source: Getty Images. 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. See all posts by Alan Oscroft Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997”center_img Alan Oscroft | Tuesday, 28th January, 2020 | More on: JET Alan Oscroft has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has recommended boohoo group. 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. 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. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. The Just Eat share price: is it time to just buy?last_img read more

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Were you at the Presidents Club’s dinner? The Charity Commission would like to know

first_imgWere you at the Presidents Club’s dinner? The Charity Commission would like to know The Charity Commission is inviting anyone who has relevant information about the Presidents Club Charitable Trust and the charity’s fundraising event on 18 January to come forward. The regulator of charities in England and Wales is determining whether trustees of the charity have complied with their legal duties and responsibilities.Following reports by the FT of misogynistic behaviour at the men-only charity event at which hostesses “were groped, sexually harassed and propositioned”, the Commission opened a regulatory compliance case on 24 January 2018.Tracy Howarth, Head of Regulatory Compliance at the Charity Commission, said: “It is important that anyone who attended or worked at the event knows they can come forward and raise concerns with us. We can’t provide any legal remedy or compensation to individuals. But what we can and must do, is to assess whether the trustees of the charity complied with important legal duties and responsibilities in managing their charity.“We want to ensure we have all the information possible to make a balanced and reasoned assessment of the facts. So I would like to encourage anyone with relevant information to come forward.”Anyone with information should contact the Commission at [email protected] ALSO: City event announced to fund charities affected by Presidents Club dinner scandal (26 January 2018)Not all of the issues raised by the event are within the Commission’s regulatory remit, so it is working with other relevant regulators.The police have stated that any allegations of criminal behaviour should be reported to them.Following the extensive criticism of the event, the trustees of the Presidents Club Charitable Trust have decided to carry out an orderly winding up of the charity.The Commission published guidance on its website for those charities who are considering whether or not they should, or can, return charitable funds. In most cases, the Commission’s consent will be required to authorise the return of historic donations.The trustees have established a separate contact point to deal with complaints and intend to appoint an appropriately qualified independent complaints assessor to consider those complaints received.  No complaints have been made to date. Tagged with: Charity Commission diversity ethics fundraising events Howard Lake | 20 February 2018 | News  81 total views,  1 views today Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1  82 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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Filmmaker roughed up by police while covering protest against Canadian bauxite plant

first_img Follow the news on India RSF demands release of detained Indian journalist Siddique Kappan, hospitalised with Covid-19 Organisation to go further IndiaAsia – Pacific IndiaAsia – Pacific Indian journalist wrongly accused of “wantonly” inaccurate reporting News News India: RSF denounces “systemic repression” of Manipur’s media Reporters Without Borders voiced shock today at the violent treatment which documentary filmmaker Vinod Raja received from Orissa state police on 25 May while filming a peaceful demonstration in Tikiri (in the eastern Kashipur region) by members of local indigenous communities opposed to the installation of a Canadian bauxite plant.The press freedom organization said it deplored the use of police violence to protect the interests of a foreign company and urged the Indian authorities to sanction those who attacked Raja and to compensate him for the destruction of his camera.The demonstration was held to protest previous police violence against those opposed to the proposed plant. The protesters left Kuchepadhar at noon and, at around 4 p.m., reached the outskirts of Tikiri where they found the way blocked by anti-riot police. Raja was filming the roadblock when eight policemen rushed at him and tried to take his camera from him. After a struggle lasting several minutes, the police seized his camera, threw it to the ground and kicked it to pieces.The proposed installation of a bauxite plant worth more than 1 billion dollars by a Canadian consortium, Utkal Alumina & Alcan, has been opposed by local indigenous communities for 13 years on the grounds that they would lose their lands and be displaced. center_img RSF_en Receive email alerts April 27, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information News March 3, 2021 Find out more News June 2, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Filmmaker roughed up by police while covering protest against Canadian bauxite plant February 23, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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Ellen DeGeneres looks to flip Adam Levine’s old pad for $54M

first_img Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Share via Shortlink Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi with their Beverly Hills home (Getty, Redfin)Luxury real estate investors Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi have listed their latest flip: a sprawling Beverly Hills mansion they bought from Adam Levine two years ago.The couple paid the Maroon 5 frontman $42.5 million for the home and are now seeking $53.5 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.The 10,400-square-foot mansion sits on an acre on Loma Vista Drive just above Sunset Boulevard. The ivy-draped home has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, and a two-story foyer. There is a pool, a full size tennis court, putting green and a guesthouse.DeGeneres and de Rossi are among the most active luxury home flippers in Southern California. They closed nearly $200 million worth of deals across the region from 2017 to early 2019.In September, they bought Dennis Miller’s estate in Montecito for $49 million. Later in the fall they sold another Montecito property — a nine-acre compound — for $33 million. That was a $5 million markup from the $27 million they paid in early 2019.[LAT] — Dennis Lynch Beverly HillsCelebrity Real Estate Tagslast_img read more

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Writing Tutor

first_imgAbility to communicate effectively, both orally and inwriting;Ability to understand and respond to oral and writteninstructions and ideas;Ability to interpret, apply and communicate disciplineconcepts;Effective time management and organizational skills;Ability to work harmoniously and cooperatively with colleagues,faculty, staff and students;Ability to meet deadlines;Knowledge of tutoring concepts and their applications;Ability to select and implement tutoring strategies, methods,and procedures based on student needs;Ability to observe and accurately assess and respond to studentneeds;Must have proficient computer skills, including MS Officesuite, ZOOM meetings, advanced information technology skills, andknowledge of instructional technology.Required QualificationsMinimum Education and Training Requirements: Description/Job SummaryOverview:The purpose of tutoring is to increase and enhance the student’smastery of concepts or applications of a specific course of study.An Instructional Tutor assists in providing individual and smallgroup tutoring services to BCCC students. Instructional Tutorsprovide students with pre-tutoring assessments to identify thestudent’s weakness and design an individualized learningplan.Writing tutors help students with the writing process and not withediting papers. Using guiding questions, writing tutors elicitcritical thinking in students, aiding the students understanding ofhis/her writing.Responsibilities/DutiesEssential Functions: Experience in tutoring and/or teaching at the collegelevel;Equivalent combinations of experience and education may alsoreceive consideration;Minimum GPA of 3.0;Instructor recommendation;Peer tutors must be enrolled in at least sixcredits;center_img Provide individual and small group tutoring to BCCC students incontent areas;Assist with assessing the academic needs of the students anddeveloping plans for remediation;Provide guidance on effective learning strategies to maximizethe student’s potential for academic progress and assist them inbecoming successful, independent learners;Communicate student progress to faculty and to the TutoringManager;Maintain documentation on student remediation plan, process andsuccess;Develop resources and practice materials for use in tutoringsessions;Keep regular and accurate records of tutoring sessions usingdesignated software and/or relevant forms;Provide evaluations and other reports as requested by the CAADirector;Attend tutor training and required meetings;Complete and return reports of tutoring sessions in an accurateand timely manner;Report any problems or concerns to the CAA Directorimmediately;Follow all BCCC policies; establish credibility with thestudent and staff; and behave in accordance with the College’svalues and expectations;Perform related duties as requiredRequired SkillsRequired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:last_img read more

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VETERINARY TECHNICIAN: ER/CCU

first_imgVETERINARY TECH 1(35301) or VETERINARY TECH 2(35302) or VETERINARYTECH 3(35303) Position Summary: This position performs technical responsibilities in support of the24/7 needs of the Critical Care Unit and Emergency Services of UWVeterinary Care (UWVC). The position requires the individual tomake independent and responsible decisions which may affect theoutcome/quality of animal life. Requires the ability to lift aminimum of 50lbs. independently and physical and manual dexterityto perform specialized technical tasks. Responsibilities mayinclude, but are not limited to:1) Oversees/guides workflow in area focusing on special patientneeds.2) Anticipates needs of clinicians in procedures and primarycare.3) Participates in case overviews to better access and directtechnical patient support.4) Develops knowledge and responsibility in area of specializationto include maintenance of special equipment, instructing others inuse and care, assisting clinician/students in procedures.5) Contributes to team management care utilized in Critical CareUnit and Emergency Services. Week 1: Monday 4:30PM-4:30AM / Tuesday 4:30PM-2:30AM / Wednesday4:30PM-2:30AM / Saturday 4PM-5AMWeek 2: Sunday 4PM-5AM / Monday 4:30PM-2:30AM / Thursday4:30PM-4:30AMWill include Holiday and weekend shiftsNight and Weekend differential applicable on top of the basepay The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence throughdiversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability,you can find information about how to make a request at thefollowing website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/ License or Certificate: Highly qualified candidates will have the following: a minimum of 2years’ experience working as a critical care/ emergency technician;excellent technical skills, communication skills, including theability to triage phone calls, perform patient intake, performtreatments, understanding of critical cases to assist the doctors.Ability to multitask and prioritize while assisting/teaching 4thyear students. Ability to function calmly in stressful situationsand to work cooperatively with other people. Job no: 229936-USWork type: Staff-Full TimeDepartment: VET M/CCU-ANESTH-ER/CCULocation: MadisonCategories: Animal Care, Veterinary Medicine Additional Information: Department(s): No Degree Required 229936-US Certification as Wisconsin Veterinary Technician or Eligibility toObtain within 12 months Work Schedule: Employment Class: The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and TotalCompensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensationstructures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles oncurrent job postings may change in Fall 2020. Job duties andresponsibilities will remain the same. For more information pleasevisit: https://hr.wisc.edu/title-and-total-compensation-study/.Employment will require a criminal background check. It will alsorequire you and your references to answer questions regardingsexual violence and sexual harassment.The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identitiesof applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except thatthe identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).The Annual Security and FireSafety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinarypolicies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, andon-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statisticsfor the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a papercopy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin PoliceDepartment . A878150-SCHOOL OF VET MEDICINE/CCU-ANESTH-ER/CCU Appointment Type, Duration: Applications Open: Dec 22 2020 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: May 10 2021 11:55 PM Central DaylightTimecenter_img Institutional Statement on Diversity: Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience: List of Duties Minimum $16.50 HOURLYDepending on Qualifications Position Duties: Degree and Area of Specialization: Contact: Begin the online application process by clicking the ” button.Applicants are asked to upload a cover letter outlining yourexperience as related to the position, current resume, as well as alist of professional references. This position is being posted atVet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level and pay are commensurate withexperience. Melinda [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) Requires the ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs. independently andphysical and manual dexterity toperform specialized technical tasks.This position is posted at Vet Tech levels 1, 2 and 3. Level isdetermined by qualifications based on type of prior veterinary techexperience.To qualify for Level 1: Entry level, new CVT grad or awaiting tosit for the CVT exam, or some CVT working experience with nospecialization.To qualify for Level 2: Generally over 3 years of veterinary techexperience, may substitute years of experience forspecialization.To qualify for Level 3: Veterinary Tech Specialist (VTS), or highlyqualified and specialized in a specific area, may have priorexperience from another university hospital. Official Title: University Staff-Ongoing Job Number: Ongoing/Renewable Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation forUW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respectthe profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience,status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. Wecommit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching,research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linkedgoals.The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission bycreating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from everybackground – people who as students, faculty, and staff serveWisconsin and the world.For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, pleasevisit: Diversity andInclusion Instructions to Applicants: Salary:last_img read more

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Cycling campaign continues in memory of student

first_imgA letter to Cherwell from the parents of Emilie Harris, a former Catz undergraduate who was killed in a cycle accident eight years ago, has detailed the charity work that continues to be carried out in her name.Following her death in May 2004, a registered charity called ‘Emilie’s Charities’ was established, which now “supports projects involving underprivileged children and young adults in developing countries”.In addition, her father, Martin Harris, has continued to complete a sponsored ‘Emilie’s trousers’ bike ride, a reference to a pair of trousers his daughter brought back from Bolivia in her gap year. Charity events in Harris’s home village and college have helped ensure that “that her light shines on”, the letter, signed by her parents, explained.Cycle safety remains a source of concern in Oxford. Earlier this year, Botley Road was identified by safety group Sustrans as one of Britain’s accident hotspots.last_img read more

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Lidl continues with ISB roll-out

first_imgLidl has confirmed its intentions to roll out in-store bakeries to all its UK outlets, should the success it has seen so far continue.The discount retailer has reportedly already rolled the concept out to around 340 of its 600 UK stores.A spokesperson for Lidl said that, in response to customers’ increasing focus on fresh food, it had been trialling in-store bakeries in several UK regions over the past 12 months to gauge customer feedback.“So far, the in-store bakeries have been a huge hit with customers and, if the next batch of in-store bakeries proves to be just as successful this year, then we will roll them out nationwide.”In August 2011, British Baker reported that the German retailer had installed ISBs in 75 stores in its north-east sales region, bringing its total number of outlets with ISBs in the UK to 90.last_img read more

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Notre Dame to host first 2020 presidential debate

first_imgNotre Dame will host the first presidential debate of the 2020 election campaign on Sept. 29, 2020, University President Fr. John Jenkins announced at a Friday press conference. It will be the first presidential debate hosted at the University.“Notre Dame — throughout its history — has hosted presidents and world leaders, national figures,” Jenkins said. “But this will be its first presidential debate, hosted here on campus. The world’s attention during that time will be on us, and will be on this region as journalists and many others descend for that period to report on and witness that debate.” Mary Bernard | The Observer University President Fr. John Jenkins announced Friday that Notre Dame will host the first presidential debate in 2020.Jenkins said he thinks presidential debates hold a “sacred moment” in the democratic process.“There is — as we all know — so much noise and spin and presentation with campaigns,” he said. “But that’s a time when candidates are asked to engage one another in serious debate about serious topics so that we can inform voters. And that’s why we’re so excited to host this event at Notre Dame because it is that sacred moment in our democracy when we have that discussion.”Though details have yet to be worked out, Jenkins said the debate will take place in the Joyce Center and will involve “elaborate” security preparations. Tickets will be “very limited,” he said, though a specific manner of distributing tickets has not been discerned.The Commission on Presidential Debates, the body that organizes debates and of which Jenkins is a member, considers a variety of topics when selecting a venue. Jenkins said the group tends to favor universities because of their educational mission. In addition to the event at Notre Dame, the vice presidential debate will take place at the University of Utah. The other two presidential debates will take place at the University of Michigan and Belmont University in Nashville.“It’s a public process in which various venues can submit applications,” Jenkins said. “The Commission on Presidential Debates has favored universities because they feel it’s part of the education of young citizens to be part of these debates and to witness them. You’re asked to submit an application — a number of institutions did so. They come and visit your institution, and then they make a decision among their candidates. It has to do with a number of different considerations.”Jenkins praised his team for their work in bringing the event to Notre Dame. He said the school’s experience with major events likely helped its application.“I have to give a compliment to my team … it’s a very complicated logistical enterprise. My team did such a good job in presenting this,” Jenkins said. “We have the advantage of [hosting] 85,000 — 100,000 people, probably — seven times a year for football games, so we know how to do big events. I think the University presented itself very well through my colleagues. … I think that had an influence on the decision.”Jenkins said the debate fits with past Notre Dame efforts to bring in high-level political leaders to campus from various different political backgrounds. According to press literature distributed at the conference, Presidents Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama have previously spoken on campus. President John F. Kennedy was awarded an honorary degree when he was a congressman.“I think our democracy so badly needs a place where we can have serious conversations,” Jenkins said. “Our politics have been taken over by tweets and by slogans. We need to engage seriously about serious topics from across the political spectrum, the whole political spectrum. That has always been the case. We’ve always [brought] leaders from various parties, various figures to talk seriously about issues. I see these debates as a particularly powerful expression of that effort to provide a forum where we can have serious conversations in our democracy about challenges facing us.”Tags: 2020 election, presidential debate, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

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Protecting Workers

first_imgAs the spring harvest approached, members of the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association knew they would need assistance to provide important information about COVID-19 safety measures and food handling protocols to workers who make up the majority of the seasonal agricultural workforce, many of whom are native Spanish speakers.University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and Cooperative Extension faculty responded quickly by producing a COVID-19 safety video in Spanish that could be incorporated into farm employee trainings. UGA Extension Southwest District Director Andrea Scarrow, Tift County Extension Agent Justin Hand, and Assistant Professor Laurel Dunn in the UGA Department of Food Science and Technology were a part of the group that spearheaded the effort to quickly produce and distribute the video resources to producers throughout the state.Bill Brim, CEO of Lewis Taylor Farms in Tift County, previously worked with UGA Extension to develop financial education materials in Spanish for temporary workers at the farm, so he knew who to ask when the need for COVID-19 educational materials arose, Scarrow said.“Our growers, both small and large, depend on Extension to get immediate answers and help for all kinds of issues. Mr. Brim knew we had that capacity to develop resources in Spanish so he contacted us for that reason,” Scarrow said. “Our producers are in constant communication with our agriculture agents, they depend on us quite a bit. Our agents are very sensitive to the needs of farmworkers and the large Hispanic population we have in the area that supports farming, so we moved on it as fast as we could.”Working with Beth Oleson, a director of education and food safety for Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association, UGA Extension recruited the help of UGA Professor Francisco Diez, director of the UGA Center for Food Safety, and his wife, Claudia Buzo, a ServSafe consultant who trains Hispanic restaurant workers, to translate the video scripts and record the video in Spanish.“Dr. Dunn and I work together frequently on food safety issues. Crafting employee safety language was easy, but making sure we included CDC recommendations that seemed to be changing frequently was a challenge,” said Oleson. “Working with Dr. Diez and Buzo really made the video a success. Buzo’s experience with Hispanic employees helped guide the language and examples to make it approachable to the Spanish-speaking audience.”During the COVID-19 crisis, UGA Extension has been actively involved in getting research-based materials from faculty out to farms, packing houses, u-pick farms and other agricultural producers.“We enlisted the help of NC State Extension, which shared a lot of materials they had already translated into Spanish,” Dunn said. “This was great, but we felt we needed audio-visual resources to reach a greater number of Spanish-speaking workers.”Working with Oleson, Dunn developed a general script explaining what the COVID-19 disease is, where it came from, why it is different from other illnesses and why employers would have new safety rules this year.“It also showed workers how to protect themselves, explained why social distancing is important and outlined what modifications employers can and cannot require,” Dunn said.Diez and Buzo, who translated the script into Spanish, said they were happy to help communicate this important message to Spanish-speaking agricultural workers through the video, titled “Lo que necesita saber sobre el coronavirus” (“What you need to know about coronavirus”) available at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugddqd8N0S4.“My wife and I are originally from Mexico and we are native Spanish speakers. In an urgent situation, such as the one we are in, information like this could make the difference between someone getting sick or not,” Diez said. “We are committed to helping the Hispanic community as much as we can, and many of the migrant workers who come to work on these farms are individuals with only a grade school or middle school education. We wanted to make sure to use simple language and messages so it would be useful and understandable.”The 24-minute video was distributed through the network of UGA Extension offices around the state and shared directly with producers. “This is most of what I do really, it is just the subject matter that changed,” said Dunn, a food microbiologist and Extension specialist. “Producers are used to hearing from me about salmonella and E. coli, so we just switched the message to keeping workers healthy.”The request for the video came in the day before a worker safety production training was to be held at Lewis Taylor Farms, a major agricultural producer in Tift County, so Hand said the UGA team worked throughout the night to get the video ready to show the next morning.“Jessica Kirk, director of food safety and marketing at Lewis Taylor Farms, talked to several of her crew leaders and some of the workers who said the video really helped the workers to understand the situation a lot better,” Hand said. “These workers came into the U.S. from Mexico and they didn’t know how much this had spread or how important safety is to stop the spread of this virus. They said it was easy to understand the video and they appreciated the message.”UGA Extension’s COVID-19  resources in English and Spanish are available at extension.uga.edu/emergencies. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also has print resources in multiple languages, including posters that describe how to stay healthy during this time, how to protect members of your household, proper hygiene and many other topics, available at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/index.html.last_img read more

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