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BNC JCR cash control

first_imgFollowing the expenditure of a £500 bust of BNC’s ex-JCR President Paul Gladwell, a motion to prevent unnecessary expenditure was put forward before the JCR.Proposed by Gavin Fourie and seconded by Richard Hoyle, it said that all expenditure over £250 must be approved at two successive JCR meetings. The motion stated, “£500 was roughly the cost of the pre-drinks before the Christmas party, so while the JCR does have some money, there are some much better uses for the community.” At present, the Brasenose JCR constitution says that “donations” over £250 must be passed twice, the constitution may be ammended to include any expenditure over £250. The JCR has agreed to pay £4,000 towards the loss of the BNC ball,  and is also deciding whether to renew a Sky Sports and ESPN package.JCR President Dan Wainwright said, “The motion was simply to clarify that it meant expenditure. The bust of Paul Gladwell was a one off expenditure, so does not have a hugely significant effect on our year on year finances. The Sky Sports/ESPN package obviously does, but we are looking into ways of lowering the cost.”The motion was not voted on last Sunday as it was submitted late. It will be considered during the next JCR meeting in 7th week.last_img read more

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The quickest way anywhere is a straight line

first_imgIt’s a fact…the quickest way anywhere is a straight line. So, why do credit unions seemingly insist on charting winding paths for their members and their marketers?Many times we overthink strategies and plans. We get bogged down by the “that can’t be done that way” attitudes in the face of change. Even when the reality is that we should be removing obstacles and simplifying processes instead of settling into an outdated process.A client once started a meeting by asking, “what are you trying to achieve, and what is the quickest way to get there?” That simply stated question is how we should think about processes, targets, goals, experiences, and almost anything that has to be accomplished. The client had boiled down the information she wanted to know to its simplest form and we were able to move forward quickly from there.So, what does that mean for you? For your members? For your website? For your loan growth? Share growth? Email blasts? When is the last time you checked out what your website looks like on a cellphone? When is the last time you tried to find a “join now” link on your home page and where did the link take you when you found it? If members, or potential members, can’t find basic information within seconds, you are not communicating effectively. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Space and grandeur on offer in Sunnybank Hills

first_imgThe outdoor area at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.Outside, there is sandstone paving, a built-in barbecue area and an outdoor kitchen on the covered patio. The property has two water features and the landscaping is by an award-winning landscape architect.The home is walking distance to nearby parks.Mrs Angus said the home was in a lovely, quiet neighbourhood. The property is being marketed by Eric Li and Fiona Tan of Ray White Sunnybank Hills. The kitchen at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.The grand two-storey home has double front doors that open directly to the foyer and the statement staircase. There are formal living and dining rooms at the front of the home and an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area opening out to both the courtyard and the covered patio.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The updated kitchen has stone benchtops, two island benches, an integrated fridge, two dishwashers and bevelled mirrored cupboard doors. The open-plan living area at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.There is also a media room with a bar on the ground floor, along with a laundry, bathroom and bedroom with built-in robe.Upstairs, the master suite has two walk-in robes and a marble ensuite with bath, dual basins and bevelled mirrored drawers.The three other bedrooms have built-in robes and there is a family bathroom.center_img The home at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills.THIS architect-designed home is on 918sq m block with beautifully landscaped gardens and plenty of street appeal. Owners Katreena and Peter Angus built the home at 64 The Avenue, Sunnybank Hills and recently updated and painted the property inside and out.“It’s a Mediterranean-inspired home and it has that resort feel about it,” Mrs Angus said.“The home was designed for entertaining with wide corridors, high ceilings and very spacious interiors. You could easily fit 150 people in the backyard for entertaining.” last_img read more

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Earl A. Cross

first_imgEarl “Buddy” A. Cross, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away August 3, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born January 26, 1937 in Milan, IN, son of the late Owen Estel and Anna Lucille (Bushhorn) Cross.He served his country as a member of the United States Navy.Earl retired from Anchor Glass after over 30 years of service.He was a member of American Legion Post 777. Earl enjoyed collecting Nascar and hats. He was a prankster and enjoyed watching IU Basketball, Cincinnati Reds Baseball and Bengals Football.Surviving are wife, Sharon (Evans) Cross of Aurora, IN; daughter, Deborah “Debby” Ann Grubbs of Aurora, IN; son, Randy Albert (Meg) Cross of Lawrenceburg, IN; two sisters, Delores Mae (Robert) Benham of Milan, IN, Joyce Alene (Richard) Meyer of Batesville, IN; brother, David Owen (Mary) Cross of Milan, IN; three granddaughters, Chelsey Ann Grubbs of Aurora, IN, Cassandra Jane Grubbs of Aurora, IN, Savannah Alexis Cross of Lawrenceburg, IN; and one grandson, Nathan William Cross of Lawrenceburg, IN; .He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Joann Barbara Cole and Janet Kay Curry.Friends will be received Saturday, August 12, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 pm with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to Aurora Life Squad or the National Kidney Foundation. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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A close-up look at Orion

first_img There also will be two public nights scheduled for Feb. 22 and 23. For more information and to make a reservation, call Tove at the Palmdale School District office at (661) 266-7233. The image is described as a stunning photograph of the famous Great Orion Nebula that shows the star birth cloud in unprecedented detail. The Hubble, an Earth-orbiting observatory, was launched into space on April 25, 1990. Hubble orbits above Earth’s murky atmosphere, which distorts light from celestial objects. During its more than 15 years in space, the Hubble has taken more than 700,000 snapshots of celestial objects such as galaxies, dying stars and giant gas clouds, the birthplace of stars. The telescope also shot images of chunks of a comet slamming into Jupiter and galaxies that existed billions of years ago. Karen Maeshiro, (661) 267-5744 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PALMDALE – Palmdale School District’s Sage Planetarium will unveil Wednesday a mural-size photographic mosaic of a turbulent star birth cloud taken by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The planetarium is the only venue in Los Angeles County and one of two in Southern California that will debut the 4-by-4, 140-image seamless mosaic of the Great Orion Nebula. “They had everybody write in who was interested and they selected them,” planetarium director Jeremy Amarant said, explaining how Sage was chosen as one of the showcase venues. “We wanted to be one of the flagship showings.” The event is part of the Hubble Space Telescope science team’s educational outreach program, Amarant said. The image will be unveiled the same day at 60 places around the United States – and it can’t be shown until then. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson The other venue displaying it in Southern California is a science center in Santa Barbara, Amarant said. Palmdale and Santa Barbara are among the five sites in California. “We have the first printed version of it ready to go. We are part of the media release,” Amarant said. Palmdale students will view the galactic image, one of the largest images ever taken by the Hubble Telescope, from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday. District officials and school board members are scheduled to come between noon and 3 p.m., and the public is invited from 3 to 8 p.m. The planetarium is located at 38060 20th St. East. The Hubble image can be viewed on Thursday by appointment by calling Amarant at (661) 273-7646, and on Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. last_img read more

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John Downey fails in second bail application

first_imgDonegal man John Downey, who stands accused of the murder of two UDR soldiers, has had another bail application refused today.Downey appeared at Belfast Magistrates’ Court, where lawyers made the case that he would qualify for early release if he were to be convicted and handed a two-year sentence for Troubles-related offences, the Belfast Telegraph reports. However, the 67-year-old’s second application was denied, with the prosecution saying that he was unsuitable for bail. His renewed application for bail was first denied in November, when £225,000 in cash and a further £500,000 in equity was proposed as sureties.Downey, who has an address in Creeslough Co. Donegal, is charged with murdering two British soldiers in an IRA bomb attack in Enniskillen in 1972. He was extradited to the UK after handing himself into gardaí in October.Read more at: https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/alleged-ira-bomber-john-downey-denied-bail-for-second-time-38767240.htmlJohn Downey fails in second bail application was last modified: December 11th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Will data analytics transform our healthcare system?

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Follow the Puck Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…center_img Ronald van Loon Tags:#AI#Big Data#Data analytics#featured#Healthcare#Internet of Things#IoT#IOTW17#top Big data analytics are entirely transforming business paradigms. Automated databases are enabling businesses to perform mundane tasks more efficiently. And, the commercial sector isn’t the only area to benefit from data analytics. Its impact is widespread and is being seen across many different sectors, including healthcare.Access to healthcare facilities is a basic, human need. However, the healthcare sector is extremely expensive, even when compared to the other developed economies. In the United States, the burden of the expense ultimately falls on the consumer since the sector is mostly dominated by private companies. America, however, ends up spending more on its public healthcare system than countries where the system is fully publicly funded.Under such circumstances where people are paying a significantly higher price, they deserve a service that matches the price tag. The question is then: how can data analytics help increase the efficiency of healthcare systems in the United States and around the world?Performance evaluationKeeping a tab on hospital activities by maintaining relevant databases can help administrators find inefficiencies in service provision. Based on the results found from data analysis, specific actions can be taken to reduce the overall costs of a healthcare facility. Reduced costs may be reflected in the form of reduced expense burden on the consumers of those healthcare facilities.According to U.S News and World Report, Beaufort Memorial Hospital in South Carolina found that they could save approximately $435,000 annually by implementing a simple act of discharging patients half a day early. Hospital administration didn’t just make a random decision. They reached their conclusion after carefully analyzing the data. Such is the scope of data analytics in the field of healthcare.Financial PlanningData Analysis also helps administrators to allocate funds efficiently. An organization can achieve maximum transparency in terms of finances by incorporating automated database systems. The chances of embezzlement and fraud can be reduced significantly. The United States spends approximately 7.4% of public spending on the healthcare sector. A significant amount of money is lost annually due to fraudulent activities in the health sector. George Zachariah, who is a consultant at Dynamics Research Corporation in Andover, says that “In recent times it has become imperative for the organizations to use analytics tools to track fraudulent behavior and incorrect payments.”Patient SatisfactionWe have already established the idea that by incorporating analytics in healthcare systems we can improve the efficiency of the organization in terms of administrative tasks. However, the core objective of a healthcare facility is to cater to the needs of patients. Data analytics has not only proven to be beneficial for the mundane tasks related to administration but also to have a positive impact on a patient’s overall experience. By maintaining a database of patients’ records and medical histories a hospital facility can cut down the cost of unnecessary, repetitive processes.In addition, analytics can help in keeping an updated record of a patient’s health. With the adoption of more advanced analytics techniques, healthcare facilities can even remind patients to maintain a healthy lifestyle and provide lifestyle choices based on their medical conditions. After all, the whole purpose of introducing digital technology in the health sector is to make sure that people are getting the best facilities at a subsidized cost.Healthcare managementAutomating the processes can help healthcare organizations to obtain useful metrics about the population. It can reveal information such as if a certain segment of the population is more prone to a certain disease. Moreover, if a healthcare facility is operated in multiple units, analytics can prove beneficial to ensure the consistency across all facilities and specific departments. For example, Blue Cross of Idaho used Pyramid Analytics BI office to create a population health program. The results were evident in the form of reduced ER visits and emergency cases.Quality scores and outcome analysisUnder certain circumstances, a patient requires consultation from various specialists. Analytics can play a significant role in filling the communication gaps between consultants in such situations. It is important for each of the consultants to coordinate for the patient’s quick recovery. However, owing to the busy schedules of the consultants most of the time it proves to be very inconvenient for them to communicate. Digitalizing can solve the problem by providing a communication medium where patients data, medical history, and current progress can be stored and reviewed by each individual working on that case. By keeping a continuous check on patients’ health, cases of readmission can also be greatly reduced. A regional medical center can employ analytics to strategically classify patients based on their quality scores and allocate maximum resources to patients most at risk.Labor utilizationIn addition to the patients’ data, hospitals and healthcare facilities can also store staff’s data. They can observe staff performance and find any loopholes or inefficiencies in the system. Based on the results, they can arrange that staff is divided strategically across departments. Some healthcare units call for more staff than others. Failure to understand the organization’s requirements will lead to a loss for both stakeholders.If you are interested in learning more about how data analytics will transform the healthcare systems in the United States and across the world, then join the Pyramid Analytics webinar hosted by Ronald van Loon and Angelika Klidas.For more interesting insights about Big Data Analytics follow me on Linkedin and Twitter.last_img read more

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Knicks outscore Raptors 41-10 in 3rd en route to victory

first_imgKyle Lowry scored 25 points and DeMar DeRozan had 18 for the Raptors, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.The Knicks trailed 59-48 at halftime and were down 62-52 after Lowry’s two free throws with 10:47 left in the third quarter. Enes Kanter’s layup with 10:28 left began the eight-minute surge, which didn’t end until CJ Miles hit a 3-pointer with 2:23 remaining. Kanter added five more points during the run, while Courtney Lee contributed seven of his 15 points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNew York took its biggest lead at 89-69 on Doug McDermott’s jumper with two seconds left in the third quarter.The Knicks still led by 18 when the Raptors went on a 12-0 run of their own to cut the deficit to 94-88. But Porzingis converted a three-point play with 5:25 left to end the run and also hit the next bucket, and the Knicks put it away soon after when Hardaway Jr. made a 3-pointer. Toronto led most of the first half and DeRozan’s layup with a second left put the Raptors up by 11 at halftime.Hardaway and Lee each had game highs of seven assists.The Knicks are 10-2 when scoring at least 100 points this season. They are 4-0 when holding opponents to less than 100.DeRozan had scored at least 20 points in 10 straight games before falling two points short on Wednesday.Joakim Noah has not dressed in all five games the Knicks have played since he was activated following his 20-game suspension. He is currently in the second year of a four-year, $72 million contract.ADVERTISEMENT Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Toronto Raptors forward Norman Powell (24) tries to strip the ball from New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis (6) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)NEW YORK—Tim Hardaway Jr. scored a career-high 38 points, including 12 during a 28-0 run in the third quarter that sent the New York Knicks to a 108-100 victory over the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night.Kristaps Porzingis added 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who outscored the Raptors 41-10 in the third.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOST READ Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Heat beat Celtics to end 16-game winning streak Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more