Blog entries about iClass - a Learning Management System
Dear Future, I have looked forward to meeting you
Day after day, month after month, year after year
Like a mirage you were a trick to me
You’ve been the carrot and like a donkey, I have followed you
It’s been a running after the wind
A rat race
An escape from the now.
A flight from the reality of my humanity
But guess what, dear future
We will meet when we do
I’m officially old and retired
I am finally drained and tired
And even though it is unlike me, I give up.
I have got a new friend
The gift that you sent
It is NOW
It is what I have
It is where I have a say
It is where I make impact
It is my power to limitless possibilities
It is my freedom from the illusion of “Someday”
It is the joy of being present
It demands full engagement
The call to fully absorb every passing moment
Because once it’s gone, it’s lost
What is longed for is non-existent, what is NOW is reality
Dear Future, I finally make peace with you
And so I dive into the NOW of eternity
There are two types of statistics: descriptive and inferential statistics. Organizing, summarizing, and presenting data in an informative way is usually referred to as descriptive statistics. For example, Nigeria’s population is usually reported as 200 million people. This information is descriptive statistics. It is also descriptive when we calculate the percentage growth from one year to another. However, it would no longer be descriptive if we want to use the current population figure and the yearly percentage growth to estimate the population in the next ten years because we are no longer summarizing past populations but estimating future populations.
The main interest in inferential statistics is finding something about a population from a sample taken from that population. Oftentimes statisticians are not able to study a total population, so they study a sample of that population and then make a smart guess of the total population based on the results obtained from the sample. The method used to estimate a property of a population on the basis of a sample is called inferential statistics.
As more state and federal governments are increasingly broke, chief executives are intensifying efforts in two major focus areas to sustain the state:
- Initiatives to increase internally-generated revenues (IGR), and
- Reducing expenditure
Current fiscal realities require government to operate more efficiently and do more with less. We understand that given the rising need to achieve other fiscal objectives and improve service delivery to the citizens, state governments desire to diversify their revenue base and strengthen their IGR - as overdependence on allocation from the federal government has capacity to stifle the pace of development and frustrate the state governments’ ability to respond to the needs of their people.
By making intelligent use of Information Communication Technology (ICT) systems, state IRSs can better manage the state’s IGR collection processes and minimize revenue loss. Core processes for tax and revenue collection are driven by documents and forms—from submitting tax forms to processing refunds and deposits to managing risk. Automating these processes could be challenging for state governments, many of which suffer opaque and inefficient bureaucracies. In these cases, the struggle to develop electronic systems goes beyond information technology issues, encompassing the need for full assessment and re-engineering of revenue collection administration, record keeping, and knowledge management systems. Reforms such as these encourage accountability, transparency, and trust in the government’s ability to deliver services to citizens.
DA class taught me something quite important : Forecasting is not the only projection that can be made.. There is Nowcasting and Backcasting..
Can you just bear that?? I'm learning much more than i could ever imagine!
I remain your humble expert, no semi expert ❤️❤️❤️
I once had one of those ‘oops I did it again’ moments aka I goofed and big time too. Up till then, I had maintained a clean slate (in my estimation) so you can imagine my unease, especially if you consider that I was in my final stages of the endeavour at the time. You know how it is that a sore thumb easily sticks out; and when it’s the last thing remembered about one, you can imagine it may become quite memorable for the wrong reasons and easily muddy up the clean slate.
Anyways, this note is not about throwing a pity party. Believe you me, I beat myself up about it well enough already. The real issue is, what do you do when you goof?
Well for me, first step is admitting you goofed aka confessing your sins. The counter party already knows you goofed anyways so denying, justifying, excusing, wishing it away or getting defensive would very likely make an already bad situation become worse.
Be apologetic and come clean, no need to lie in my view, though you may need to think up how you want to articulate the truth without causing further damage. Sometimes getting the views of a trusted ally on how to handle would help, after all two good heads are better than one right?
Make amends quickly, clean up your acts, be on your best behaviour, go and sin no more and of course take the learnings.
For me, the ultimate learning is about properly communicating to the appropriate parties, after all a closed mouth is a closed destiny and trust me the sleepless night that comes from goofing is not worth it and can be prevented most times.
This is a ratio that helps you to compare the price of a company’s shares to the earnings the company generates. Usually the PE ratio helps investors to compare the value of shares to be invested in either for a company as a whole.
Something i found out recently from my Corporate Accounting is that the Financial indices of a company can be measured using Ratios. Ratios can be categorized 👇
Ratios are not independent of each other but work hand in hand. They also should be benchmarked with an industry standardI remain your humble expert no semi-expert ❤️❤️❤️