The contract of an Oxford GP, who is responsible for a number of colleges, has been threatened by the NHS after he refused to co-operate with new data-sharing regulations.Dr Gordon Gancz, who runs a surgery on King Edward street and is the college GP for Lincoln, Oriel, St. Catz, and Corpus Christi colleges, had objected to a new policy concerning patient data. According to the new scheme, all patient data is automatically shared on a central database and “patients will automatically be included unless they indicate to their practice that they wish to opt out”.Dr Gancz, however, felt this contravened his patients’ right to privacy and consequently wrote on his website, “This practice takes its duties to safeguard patient confidentiality extremely seriously and so we have decided to assume (even though doing so may turn out to be illegal) that all of our patients wish to opt-out of this data extraction, until such time as you inform us that you wish to allow your data to be used in this way.”The NHS responded with a letter saying, “We wish to discuss the remediation needed because you have published on your practice website information about the care data extraction indicating that you intend opting your patients out of the data extraction unless they contact you to opt in. This is contrary to NHS England’s requirement that patients will automatically be included unless they indicate to their practice that they wish to opt out.”The letter went on to state that so long as the information remained on the website, he was in breach of his contract.Dr Gancz has responded angrily to the “bullying” used by the NHS, telling Pulse magazine that the letter showed a “disregard for patients’ interests”. He went on to doubt the tenability of the NHS position, saying, “It will be interesting to see what power they have, if any, to stop one simply stating what is the case. People are being bulldozed into giving consent by default – that is on my website and it’s nothing but the truth – how can they tell me to take it off?”Dr Gancz has also made specific reference to the impact that the changes will have on Oxford students, commenting, “How many of those students who have passed through Oxford University in the past would like details of their private lives made available to others? Exactly the same applies to every patient in the country.”The NHS has responded by asserting that they wanted patients to understand the importance of the consequences of the data sharing changes. A spokeswoman told The Telegraph, “If a patient wishes to object to their information being used for purposes beyond their direct care they must do so autonomously, based on balanced, accurate information about how and why their information will be used,” she said. “It is not right for GP practices to make this decision on their patients’ behalf.“Before today, we agreed with the BMA and RCGP that we would work with them to review cases of abnormal numbers of patient objections. However, this review will take place once extractions begin, not before.”
Warburtons is to launch its first ever national TV advertising campaign as part of a £20m marketing investment in 2007.The ad campaign will build the brand in areas where it is already established, as well as attracting more consumers in areas that are new to Warburtons, it said.The new advertising will focus on the fact that Warburtons’ is a family-run business and sees the return of the strap line ’Bakers Born & Bred’. The advert will launch on 1 January and will run throughout the year.The campaign will be screened on terrestrial and satellite TV and in the cinema and will be supported with press advertising.Sarah Miskell, category marketing controller, said: “The brand will receive a £20m investment in 2007 which, along with national distribution, will have a big impact on the category. We are delighted with the campaign as it will increase awareness helping us to build on our success.”
In advance of JAZZ IS PHSH’s album pre-release party and Thanksgiving celebration at The Cutting Room in Manhattan, NY on Saturday, November 26, 2016, JAZZ IS PHSH drummer Adam Chase shared some insight on the records that had the biggest impact on him as he considers what kind of impact he hopes the JAZZ IS PHSH record will have on its listeners.“As we are putting the finishing touches on the debut album for JAZZ IS PHSH, He Never Spoke A Word, (appropriately named, considering it’s an all instrumental record), I have been thinking about the albums that had the biggest influence on me as a musician,” he explains. “This is not a list of albums that I would claim are necessarily the best albums of all time or anything like that. These albums are simply the records that had the biggest impact on me growing up as a musician. The main qualifier for the list for me had to do with how obsessed I was with the record. If I listened to the album enough times that I could scat out and sing every part, every instrument on the album, it made the first cut. (Kind of like how I can recite every word from The Big Lebowski).”So here it is:10 ANIMALS – PINK FLOYDWhen it comes to Pink Floyd, most would suggest Dark Side Of The Moon is the bands best album, and deservedly so. I would not suggest otherwise. However, for me, Animals was the record that got me to get stuck in a loop. The way the album flows seamlessly from one song to the next, telling an important story of political corruption with masterful ease was enough for me to listen to it on repeat. 9 DELOUSED AT THE COMATORIUM – THE MARS VOLTAThis record came out while I was in high school. It was a tale of a man that overdoses on drugs and goes into a comma for a week; which unfortunately hit close to home for me. As a drummer and lover of concept albums, this record had it all. John Theodores’ drumming and Fleas’ bass playing stood out to me and of course Cedrics’ vocals are unreal. I was obsessed with the record. Anything Rick Rubin touches is worth a listen.8 THRILLER – MICHAEL JACKSONThriller came out when I was 5 months old. The songs were played everywhere that year. Some of my first memories are of songs from this record. It didn’t hurt that it stayed popular throughout the 80’s and still today. Like most people that survived the 80’s, I know every word to every song and thanks to Weird Al, “Beat It” and “Eat It” can blend seamlessly when my brain decides to turn on the radio. Quincy Jones was on fire (always is) as a producer and arranger and with Paul McCartney, Eddie Van Halen, and Steven Ray (on the bathroom stomp board – whatever that is?) and a ton of other great musicians and engineers, this record deserves it’s place as the highest selling record of all time.7 MIDNIGHT VULTURES – BECKBeck has so many great records, can’t say if this is my favorite or not. It certainly got a lot of mixed reviews, from being considered one of the worst albums of all times to being considered one of the best albums of all time. This is, however, the record that had the biggest impact on my sense of performance and arrangement. I have performed this record with The Chase Brothers years ago and for good reason. With odes to Grand Master Flash, David Bowie, Prince, and The Velvet Underground, the album earned its place in my musical rotation for over a decade.6 KIND OF BLUE – MILES DAVISMiles Davis, Bill Evans, Jimmy Cobb, Paul Chambers, John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley. Together these guys made magic with this record. My obsession with the record happened immediately after the first time I heard it. Every note is perfectly placed, every scene is perfectly painted…it is a true masterpiece. One of the things that always stood out to me the most was Bill Evans use of space in his piano playing. 5 MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR – THE BEATLESThe Beatles are tough for me to choose favorites with when it comes to making sense of their records. Some people would choose the White Album, some Abbey Road. Both were obsessions for me, however, Magical Mystery Tour definitely had me tuned in the longest, if for nothing more, “I am the Walrus” is a life changing experience when you hear it for the first time (and the hundreds of times that quickly follow).4 CALIFORNIA – MR BUNGLECalifornia came out with high school. To me the genius of the album cannot be over stated. It’s Mike Patton and Co. at their best. With that said, I lost a lot of friends that thought I was weird after forcing them to listen to the record with me. Seriously though, the record has so many styles and compositional elements that are executed to perfection. It changed the way I looked at how writing music could be approached.3 A GO-GO – SCOFIELD, MEDESKI, MARTIN & WOODThe first collaboration between John Scofield and Medeski, Martin and Wood was my personal favorite. Though I have enjoyed them all. For the first record you would think they had been collaborating for years. The album flows so well and is so tasty from top to bottom, I don’t think there is a moment in the day that I wouldn’t want to hear those songs. I was 16 years old when the album was released and may have been one of the first records that I took the time to properly transcribe for drums. 2 ROXY AND ELSEWHERE – FRANK ZAPPAI don’t think I have met a musician that I haven’t discussed this record with. “Echidna’s Arf” and “Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing” alone are enough to blow the mind of a listening ear. The masterful compositions, performed exquisitely by the likes of George Duke, Don Preston, Bruce Fowler, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Chester Thompson, Ruth Underwood…(I should name every player on the record, but I will stop there for now). If you haven’t listened, stop what you are doing and put it on. Take note of George Dukes’ Rhodes solo and Bruce Fowler’s Trombone Solo in “Don’t You Ever Wash That Thing.”1 RIFT – PHISH My freshman year of high school I took theater arts as an elective (or whatever its called). One of my assignments was to memorize song lyrics or a poem and perform it as a monologue. My monologue was the lyrics to the title track of my favorite Phish album, and the most influential album on my development as a musician “Rift”. The concept record conveys the experience of a man dreaming of the rift forming between himself and his girlfriend. The imagery is rich and dark and accompanied by some of the most impressive musical compositions ever written. What sets “Rift” a part for me from other album like “Roxy and Elsewhere,” is the depth that exists when you start to dissect the music and it’s compositions. With a masterful fugue in “All Things Reconsidered” to brainy and playful exploration in “Mound,” this record hits on all levels. While some of the inspirational moments in musicianship on the other records inspired me, the rubrics cube of composition on this record had me working hard to figure out the polyrhythms and compositional patterns. A great example is the break down that happens in “It’s Ice” before the piano solo. While many of the records come close and some of them even have better elements of musicianship and musicians with better overall chops. The full package of this record has had it sitting as my number one for a long time. JAZZ is PHSH Tour Dates:11/26 — The Cutting Room — New York, NY12/11 — Shaka’s Live — VA Beach, VA12/12 — The Blind Tiger — Greensboro, NC12/13 — The Pour House — Charleston, SC12/14 — Smith’s Olde Bar — Atlanta, GA12/15 — Southland Ballroom — Raleigh, NC12/16 — Harvester Performance Center — Rocky Mount, NC12/17 — Salvage Station — Asheville, NC12/18 — The Broadberry — Richmond, VA[Cover photo by Ron Adelberg]
December 15, 2008Moment Analytics Offers Source Code and ‘Outsourcing to Vermont’ MONTPELIER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Moment Analytics, an established provider of high performance trading and risk management systems, announced that they will grant complete access to source code for a low annual fee and pay clients back for their enhancements. Moment will also offer low cost software development services through outsourcing to their staff in Vermont. Clients will be free to use Moment’s software ‘out of the box’ or customize it to suit their exact needs. Moment’s goal is to provide firms of any size and budget access to premium software and the opportunity to earn returns on their technology investments.Key benefits to clients:* Full access to proven source code and technical documentation* Ability to use software ‘out of the box’ or customize to exact needs* Annual membership fee of less than a typical developer’s salary* Access to low cost developers based in Vermont, onsite or offsite* Opportunity to earn a return on technology by contributing codeDavid Kelly, CEO of Moment Analytics, Inc. says, “These challenging times call for new ideas. Our experience is that each firm, business unit and end user is unique and the one-size-fits-all proposition doesn’t work, especially with tighter budgets. Firms want affordable systems and the ability to rapidly deliver custom applications without reinventing wheels. You need source code to do that and we add the opportunity for firms to generate a return on their software development.”Moment Analytics will make source code available to its Roxy risk management platform and Trade Manager electronic execution component. Roxy is a high-performance, scalable pricing and risk management system that can also be used as a standalone calculation server. The server provides robust interfaces that allow custom applications to be written in a variety of programming languages. Roxy’s extensible product scope currently includes fixed income, FX, credit, equities, and commodities.There is also a separate module for pricing CDOs and other securitizations. Roxy calculates P&L and breaks it down by each contributing factor. The generic risk management framework allows for custom specification of first- and second-order sensitivities, as well as cross-gammas. The platform can also run sensitivity or scenario stress tests. Historical VaR is scheduled to be released in January.Trade Manager is a real-time post-trade notification system that can consolidates other execution platforms into a single point of entry to downstream systems. Trades are automatically recorded in a fault tolerant database with a full audit trail and converted to the downstream system’s format. Trade Manager handles a growing set of products, execution platforms and protocols. Products include FX, fixed income, equities and commodities. Trade Manager has been thoroughly tested with the major broker/dealer platforms and can handle voice and electronic trades, with support for baskets, multi-day, and several roll-up algorithms for fills.About Moment AnalyticsMoment Analytics’ mission is to create a more efficient, cost effective way for buy-side and sell-side firms to deploy trading and risk management systems. Our experience spans trading, quantitative research and technology across the entire product spectrum, from cash to exotic derivatives. We have provided systems for trading desks within major dealers and hedge funds. We have also set up front-to-back technology platforms for new hedge funds, providing IT transparency and cost efficiency. www.momentanalytics.com(link is external).
11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr I recently participated in an amazing webinar masterclass by Hubspot about SEO for Video, with SEO expert Eric Enge. The overall content for the webinar was primarily centered around YouTube and how to master SEO for video success there. As a digital marketing agency for credit unions, we found his advice to be very helpful and relevant for our market. Here are 6 tips we wanted to share with you from the webinar to create effective credit union videos.Tip 1: YouTube has a different ranking algorithm for videos than Google.During the webinar, Eric showed some ranking results for a query he did on Google and compared it to the same search on YouTube for videos. Surprisingly the videos ranked differently on both platforms (see image below). This is surprising because intuitively you’d think that it would be the same ranking, since Google owns YouTube, but there are differences. Make sure your video has a good title, description, and category to rank higher on YouTube.Tip 2: Increase your total view time for YouTube video with paid social promotion.Paid social promotion for your videos on YouTube will drive up your organic traffic for those videos. YouTube operates on a “total session time” type of model as part of its algorithm. As long as people are watching videos associated with your video, then that will also drive up your organic traffic. continue reading »
The home at 34 Jerome St, Coorparoo, sold for $2,265,000.A COORPAROO home drew the attention of hundreds of prospective buyers before selling for more than two and a half times the suburb median.Place Bulimba lead agent Denis Najzar was marketing the 34 Jerome St property, and said it received a staggering 109 groups through its first open home.That number was boosted to 207 groups over the three week marketing campaign.Mr Nazjar said five written offers were placed on the property, with four more than $2,000,000. The main entertaining area is open-plan.“People were attracted to the combination of style, land size and city views,” Mr Najzar said.The agent said the block size and the new, hamptons style of the home is what gained such a high sale price, as bigger blocks become a rarity.“The majority of homes being built on larger blocks, 600sq m or more, are normally being built by owner occupiers,” Mr Najzar said.“They don’t come up for sale often so when they do, they gain a lot of attention.” The rear of 34 Jerome St, Coorparoo.The 34 Jerome St home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms across two levels, with 406sq m of under roof living and is on a 647sq m block.Features include city views, american oak flooring, an integrated Sonos music system, and a saltwater swimming pool.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 10:02Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -10:02 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p270p270p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenJune, 2018: Liz Tilley talks prestige property10:02 The home was architecturally designed.The home sold to a professional couple for more than double the suburb median, with the final sale price reaching $2,265,000.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 2020According to CoreLogic data the median house sale price for Coorparoo is $870,000.Mr Nazjar said a golden combination of factors were what caused the home to gain such interest.
“We are pleased to sign an agreement with a new, efficient, state-of-the-art rig, and to continue our good cooperation with this company. We have a common goal of working safely and efficiently, and we look forward to seeing the rig in operation for Equinor from next year. This is one of the rigs we have chosen for a long-term cooperation,” says Geir Tungesvik, Equinor’s senior vice president for Drilling & Well.This seems to be a good day for newbuild rigs. Earlier on Friday, another offshore driller Noble Corporation said it had bought a new Gusto MSC CJ46 design jack-up rig from Singapore’s rig builder PaxOcean Group. The driller has already secured an initial contract for the newbuild rig. Also worth noting, the deal with Transocean for the Transocean Norge marks the second harsh-environment rig deal Equinor has signed this week. Equinor on Wednesday announced a contract for Seadrill’s West Hercules ultra-deepwater semi-submersible drilling rig for operation in the Barents Sea. Elsewhere, Seadrill has also won new work for a semi-submersible rig with Exxon in Canada. More here.Offshore Energy Today Staff Offshore driller Transocean has scored a six-well contract with Equinor for the newbuild, harsh environment semisubmersible Transocean Norge.Under the contract, the rig will spend around 300 days drill in the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The contract is expected to start in July 2019, following the shipyard delivery of the rig in early 2019.Transocean will operate the Transocean Norge – formerly known as the West Rigel – and has a 33% interest in the joint venture that owns the rig, with the remaining 67% interest owned by Hayfin Capital. Transocean bought its stake in the rig in May this year. The rig had been ordered at the Jurong yard by a Seadrill subsidiary, North Atlantic Drilling Limited (NADL), but never delivered.Transocean said that the contract backlog is approximately $89 million, excluding a bonus opportunity and other services. The contract is denominated approximately 55% in U.S. dollars and 45% in Norwegian kroner.Additionally, the contract includes four one-well options. “We are very pleased to have so quickly secured a contract for the Transocean Norge, which we recently acquired through our joint venture with Hayfin,” said Jeremy Thigpen, Transocean’s President and Chief Executive Officer.“This contract provides further evidence of the strong demand for high-specification, harsh environment semi-submersibles and of the relationship and history of solid performance that we have with Equinor.”To remind, when announcing the acquisition of the ownership in the Transocean Norge , of the Moss Maritime CS60 design, Transocean said the rig was considered to be among the most capable newbuild semi-submersibles in the world.Second semi-sub hired this weekIn a separate statement, Equinor said that the deal was a part of a previously signed framework agreement between the two companies.Transocean Spitsbergen was the company’s first rig to be included as per the framework agreement terms, and Transocean Norge will be the second, Equinor said.The six wells will be drilled for the Tordis/Vigdis, Visund, Bauge and Snorre licenses.
NZ Herald 15 December 2017Family First Comment: “I am a palliative medicine physician with 28 years experience in caring for patients and their families at the end of life. I am affronted by the fact that a politician would imply he understood the finer details of medicine and medical treatment better than me or my colleagues. To Mr Seymour I say, how dare you accuse my profession and my colleagues of illegal practices. How dare you confuse quality and ethical care with the intentional ending of a person’s life. What makes you think you know better than the World Medical Association or the New Zealand Medical Association?… Politicians do great harm to the perception of medical practice, and instil unnecessary fear and anxiety in the minds of the public, by promulgating, on national television, incorrect, misleading and unsubstantiated statements.”www.PROTECT.org.nz to make a submissionIn support of his bill that seeks to change the law in New Zealand, David Seymour claims, “It is ok if a doctor intentionally ends your life by giving you too much morphine and claiming that’s a double effect. All that is ok. All that happens without any regulatory safeguards whatsoever.”I am a palliative medicine physician with 28 years experience in caring for patients and their families at the end of life.I am affronted by the fact that a politician would imply he understood the finer details of medicine and medical treatment better than me or my colleagues.To Mr Seymour I say, how dare you accuse my profession and my colleagues of illegal practices.How dare you confuse quality and ethical care with the intentional ending of a person’s life. What makes you think you know better than the World Medical Association or the New Zealand Medical Association?It is unacceptable that such uninformed statements go unopposed. For too long we have retained our professional discipline and shown restraint by not reacting publicly to such loose and ill-informed pronouncements. It is unfortunate to even repeat what has been said, but I do so to explain my justified outrage.We do not intentionally end the lives of our patients by giving too much morphine. We train under strict supervision according to national and international standards of excellence in the discipline and science of use of morphine and other drugs for symptom control.Morphine is not used to euthanise people in Netherlands or Belgium, morphine is a very effective analgesic in patients suffering from moderate to severe pain and it is safe in the hands of medical prescribers who are trained as we are in its use.There is no evidence that doctors are using morphine to kill patients in New Zealand.There are extensive safeguards in the training and practice of medicine. The correct titration of all the drugs we use to relieve symptoms and minimise side-effects is at the heart of training in palliative medicine.More and more these days such training occurs at undergraduate and postgraduate levels for all doctors, including GPs and hospital doctors.Politicians do great harm to the perception of medical practice, and instil unnecessary fear and anxiety in the minds of the public, by promulgating, on national television, incorrect, misleading and unsubstantiated statements.If Mr Seymour knows he is incorrect, then he is misleading the people. If he does not know that he is incorrect, then he is quite simply showing his abject lack of knowledge on this topic.• Dr Sinead Donnelly trained as a specialist in general and palliative medicine in Ireland, Scotland and USA. She has worked in Wellington since 2008.READ MORE: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11959454
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RelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Administrative officials of the Super Eagles finally secured their entry visas into Singapore on Wednesday for Sunday’s prestige friendly between Nigeria and Brazil in Singapore.The officials duly departed Nigeria via the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport aboard Emirates Airline on Wednesday.Twenty-three years and a couple of months after Nigeria spectacularly ejected Brazil from the Centennial Olympic Games men’s football tournament in Atlanta, Georgia at the semi final stage, both countries clash in a much-anticipated encounter at the Singapore National Stadium in Kallang on Sunday.The game is the last and icing on the cake of a two-match schedule for the five-time world champions in Singapore, which begins with a clash with the Teranga Lions of Senegal – African vice champions – on Thursday.Among those who received visas and will join the rest of the group (players and technical staff already on ground in Singapore) on Thursday are Dayo Enebi Achor (Team Administrator), Toyin Ibitoye (Media Officer), Dr. Ibrahim Gyaran (Team Doctor), Christopher Nnadozie (Physiotherapist) and Chidi Ngoka (Equipment Manager). Singaporean Jansen Foo has been appointed as referee for the prestige international friendly match.Foo will be assisted by compatriots Abdul Hannan (assistant referee 1), Ong Chai Lee (assistant referee 2) and G. Letchman (fourth official) at the game billed starting from 8pm Singapore time.22 EAGLES TO BATTLE BRAZILGoalkeepers: Francis Uzoho (Omonia FC, Cyprus); Ikechukwu Ezenwa (Heartland FC); Emil Maduka Okoye (Fortuna Dusseldorf, Germany)Defenders: Abdullahi Shehu (Bursaspor FC, Turkey); Chidozie Awaziem (CD Leganes, Spain); William Ekong (Udinese FC, Italy); Tyronne Ebuehi (SL Benfica, Portugal); Jamilu Collins (SC Padeborn 07, Germany); Oluwasemilogo Ajayi (West Bromwich Albion, England)Midfielders: Alexander Iwobi (Everton FC, England); Anderson Esiti (PAOK Salonica, Greece); Oghenekaro Etebo (Stoke City FC, England); Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City, England); Joseph Ayodele-Aribo (Glasgow Rangers, Scotland); Ramon Azeez (Granada FC, Spain)Forwards: Victor Osimhen (Lille OSC, France); Moses Simon (FC Nantes, France); Samuel Chukwueze (Villarreal FC, Spain); Efosa Solomon-Otabor (PFC CSKA Sofia, Bulgaria); Paul Onuachu (KRC Genk, Belgium); Emmanuel Dennis (Club Brugge, Belgium); Peter Olayinka (SK Slavia Prague, Czech Republic). Tags: SingaporeSuper Eagles