first_imgUnited Bank for Africa PLC ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2015 presentation For more information about United Bank for Africa PLC ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the United Bank for Africa PLC ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: United Bank for Africa PLC (  2015 presentation Company ProfileUnited Bank of Africa Plc is a financial services institution in Nigeria offering banking products and services to the personal, commercial and corporate sectors. The company provides a full-service product offering ranging from transactional accounts, overdrafts and mortgage finance to domiciliary deposits, treasury services, asset management services, bonds, money market deposits and risk management solutions. United Bank of Africa Plc supports the agricultural sector through an agricultural credit support scheme which includes agro processing, an outgrowers scheme, equipment and mechanisation scheme and a tree crops replacement scheme. Founded in 1948, the company  now has an extensive network of some 1 000 branches in the major towns and cities of Nigeria. Its head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. United Bank of Africa Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

first_imgBy Rugby World Editor, Owain JonesIT’S A debate that rages in clubhouses all over England. Just who has the most passionate rugby fans? Well, now we know after title sponsors Aviva commissioned scientists at the University of Bath to conduct a series of highly scientific tests and the results are certain to raise eyebrows…In the season-long experiment, fans were tested for loyalty, fan match evaluation (before and after the match), fan psychology (mood and anxiety levels) and fan physiology (hormone and heart rate changes). Basically enough collated data to unearth the Aviva Premiership’s Most Passionate Fans. The results are listed in our table below.So are Gloucester’s famous Shed Heads top of the tree? Do the masses at Welford Road only rank in bronze medal position, and what are the thoughts of Bath’s vocal supporters on languishing in 10th place? Finally, what of Saracens, you have to pity last year’s Premiership champions who are placed squarely in the relegation spot.A load of old cobblers or definitive, scientific proof of your club’s passion ranking? LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Shed heaven: Gloucester fans make some noise at Kingsholm You told us what you thought below… [View the story “Premiership’s most passionate fans” on Storify]last_img read more

first_imgShare on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Sportsmanship on and off the field: Coaching today’s youth to work as a team2016 will be remembered for is its exciting and emotional highlights of sports teams working together to achieve new heights, from hometown heroes to some of sports history’s greatest athletes.Whether it’s a neighborhood scrimmage or a national championship, experts agree that the benefits of belonging to a team are significant, and they range well beyond physical exercise. These important experiences teach lessons that help shape kids and teens’ outlooks about themselves, working with others and the world around them.Boys & Girls Clubs of America, through its national partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, has introduced tens of thousands of kids and teens to various sports through its popular ALL STARS program. ALL STARS is Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s leading team sports program, offering opportunities for Clubs around the country to organize football, basketball, cheer, dance and step programs.Based on observations from participating Clubs around the country, here are the top life lessons instilled by being part of a team and how participation can help kids and teens feel a sense of belonging and acceptance. Teamwork: By working together on a team, kids and teens can learn not only how to lead, but also how to follow directions. The ability to work well with others will help them at home, at school and at game time. Young people also experience the satisfaction of working together toward a common goal, which is an essential skill to learn for successes down the road.Sportsmanship: Whether in sports, with family and friends, or at the workplace, it’s important to know how to properly handle winning and losing. Kids and teens who learn that it’s okay to lose – and how to act when they do, gain an important skill to help them throughout their life. Through sports, they can learn to play fair, act with humility and handle both victory and defeat with grace, style and dignity.Strong character: By mastering athletic skills, players gain self-confidence that carries through to the real world. By practicing regularly they learn discipline and responsibility. By playing in a fast-paced game, kids and teens learn to handle stressful situations and make quick decisions. By being part of a team, young people experience a sense of belonging while building valuable friendships. What’s more, when parents and caregivers gather to watch games, it can strengthen communities and provide a sense of unity.Healthy lifestyles: Three out of 10 youth are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Finding fun ways to keep kids and teens active will help fight this growing epidemic. Team sports provide a great opportunity for young people to get moving. Because it’s fun, they often don’t even realize its exercise. By promoting an active lifestyle from an early age, caregivers can help today’s youth learn healthy habits that can have a lifelong impact.Practice makes perfect: No one throws a perfect spiral or hits a three-pointer the first time they try. To improve at sports, you need to practice. Sports teach kids and teens that if they want something, they have to work for it. Practice and proper preparation are key skills throughout life – whether for a big game, big test at school or any of life’s big challenges.Want to help encourage kids and teens in your community to play team sports and learn these important life lessons? It can be as easy as visiting a local restaurant. Through its Team Up for Kids initiative, Buffalo Wild Wings supports ALL STARS, helping to teach sportsmanship, promote positive self-image, build character and encourage healthy, active lifestyles of our nation’s young people. Buffalo Wild Wings’ guests can support this important cause with the purchase of sauce and seasoning bottles sold in-store or online, with $1 from each purchase going directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. By 2020, Buffalo Wild Wings will have donated more than $16 million to fund football, basketball, cheer, dance and step programs, as well as facility renovations at local Boys & Girls Clubs through ALL STARS grants. TAGSYouth Sports Previous articleFree Market Warrior to speak in ApopkaNext articleApopka man faces felony charge for toll evasion Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

first_img TAGSMoneyOrange County ClerkUnclaimed Checks Previous articleResistance mounts to order requiring Florida’s K-12 schools to fully reopen in AugustNext articleRising median age of Florida COVID-19 cases spurs alarm over stressed ICU capacity Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Everyone likes the surprise of finding a few forgotten dollars in a jeans pocket, or discover an unexpected $10 when rummaging through the junk drawer. But have you thought about checking the Orange County Clerk’s office? It may not seem like your typical “lost and found”, but they have money waiting for people to collect.Every year, The Orange County Clerk’s Office releases it’s roster of Unclaimed Checks. Your name just might be on that list this year.The checks listed are those that were mailed, but never cashed; sometimes the intended recipient moved away and forgot to provide a forwarding address, or they received the check but stashed it away somewhere, and then forgot about it.The list of 3,700 checks consists of people or businesses who have unclaimed checks issued by the Clerk’s Office in the course of court-related activities. The list includes vendor payments, uncashed jury checks, restitution, cash bonds and refunds, ranging from two cents to over $7,000.“Our customers deserve to receive the money that is rightly theirs,” said Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell. “That is why every year we go above and beyond to spread the word about our unclaimed checks list.”Customers who have restitution owed to them from a case in Orange County are reminded to make sure they update the Clerk’s Office of any changes to their address. This will make it possible for them to receive any money they are due in a more timely fashion.The summer months slip by fast, so make sure to check and see if any of that unclaimed money is yours.By statute, you must contact the Clerk’s Office before September 1, 2020, to collect money due. If you do not, the funds will be forfeited and deposited into the Clerk’s Fine and Forfeiture Fund.Use this link to search for unclaimed checks, If you have searched the list and believe the Clerk’s Office is holding a check for which you have a claim, click here to visit the page to submit your inquiry from their website. The Anatomy of Fear Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

first_imgArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard “COPY” Projects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard 2012 Houses “COPY” Photographs:  Fernando Guerra | FG+SG Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Manufacturers: Reynaers Aluminium, Dierre, Vulcano Products translation missing: CopyAbout this officeLuís Rebelo de AndradeOfficeFollowTiago Rebelo de AndradeOfficeFollowManuel Cachão TojalOfficeFollowProductsWoodConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesDabasWoodLisbonHouses3D ModellingLisboaPortugalPublished on November 12, 2012Cite: “House in Travessa de Patrocinio / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade + Manuel Cachão Tojal” 12 Nov 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassWindowsVitrocsaMinimalist Window – GuillotineGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60 PassivhausSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesSealantsSikaConstruction Solutions in Stavros FoundationShower TraysAcquabellaShower Tray – Focus BetonPatios / TerracesFranken-SchotterPatios and TerracesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleSkylightsFAKROWooden pivot roof windows FYP-V proSkySynthetics / AsphaltFirestone Building ProductsRoofing System – RubberGard EPDMMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?位于Travessa de Patrocinio 的住宅 / Luis Rebelo de Andrade e Tiago Rebelo de Andrade是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Portugal House in Travessa de Patrocinio / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade + Manuel Cachão Tojal Area:  248 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs House in Travessa de Patrocinio / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade + Manuel Cachão TojalSave this projectSaveHouse in Travessa de Patrocinio / Luís Rebelo de Andrade + Tiago Rebelo de Andrade + Manuel Cachão Tojal CopyHouses•Lisboa, Portugal Products used in this ProjectCurtain WallsReynaers AluminiumCurtain WallsSave this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGText description provided by the architects. From a small lot with it’s unique implantation, this project has raised early on a couple of challenges… and along with them, ideas emerged.
The box housing deviates from the gable to create a vertical yard (glass box), with a straight ladder connecting all floors, an allusion to the famous stairs of Alfama, running between the all 4 floors walls and linking the various dimensions.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGThis courtyard is the heart of the house, bringing light to the interior, enhancing the main entrance and creating a real exterior/interior relationship. In terms of material, we chose to polish the rectangular form and give the block the face of a tree, making it one more element of the square, which resulted together with the existing tree and water fountain, in a triad. The program was set up almost automatically, the technical services and garage with direct access from the street, the first floor holding the private area of the house. The second floor is the social area, with a direct connection to the coverage, extending social into outdoors, being the view related to the social side and the private area to both square and Embassy, the setting of a typical Lisbon experience, which is a truly intimate relationship between quarters. Therefore, this project is in fact a mini lung and an example of sustainability for the city of Lisbon, keeping the principles of a living typical habitat and a relationship with the outside, assuming a revitalizing urban role. Its walls are completely covered with vegetation, creating a vertical garden, filled with around 4500 plants from 25 different Iberian and Mediterranean varieties which occupies 100 square meters. So, short levels of water consumption are guaranteed as well as little gardening challenges. Different fragrance are spread throughout the 4 floors. For example, in the swimming pool you will have the flavor of saffron, in the bedroom, lavender, in the living-room, rosemary.Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SGImplemented in the heart of a busy city, the vertical garden creates an unique link with nature and an unexpected atmosphere.Save this picture!Project gallerySee allShow lessPara Eco House / Tongji University TeamArticlesMuseum and Educational Center of the Polytechnic Museum and Lomonosov Moscow State U…Articles Share Year:  Save this picture!© Fernando Guerra | FG+SG+ 17 Share Architects: Luís Rebelo de Andrade, Manuel Cachão Tojal, Tiago Rebelo de Andrade Area Area of this architecture projectlast_img read more

first_imgA fresh startThe department of social work will look a lot different come next fall, but Jenkins said it was just a coincidence that Moore, Dietz and Cohen decided to retire the same year.“It just happened that those three lined up,” he said.The department currently touts eight faculty and staff members, with an additional position vacant. Jenkins said the department is working on filling the vacancies before next fall.“I think it’s a larger problem around academia that we have a lot of [people retiring], specifically in my profession,” Jenkins said. “There’s a lot of positions available.”Faculty and staff retirements Create column chartsA record 49 faculty and staff retired from TCU last year, according to TCU Human Resources. This year’s total isn’t as high, but that’s not the case for social work.“I still really believe it is my responsibility to turn things over,” Dietz said. “I never wanted to be one of those people who just worked until I was 95 and people were like, ‘Why is she still here? Her notes are old and yellow, she’s still using the overhead projector.’”Aesha John, an assistant social work professor, will become the new director of the BSW program. Nada Elias-Lambert, also an assistant professor, will take over as head of the MSW program.“What I hope and I know is true for us: we’ve left a legacy,” Moore said. Schieffer family establishes full ride TCU scholarship New dean selected for honors college TCU drops rubber match 3-1 to Texas Tech; Frogs lose 2nd straight Big 12 series Harriet Cohen, Linda Moore and Tracy Dietz, all social work professors, are retiring this year. The three professors have a combined 74 years of service at TCU. Linkedin Condensed semester, lost week to snowstorm adding to some students stress during finals week Dr. David Jenkins, chair of the social work department, addresses the crowd at the retirement reception. Clayton Youngman Darron Turner, associate vice chancellor for student affairs, talks about Dr. Linda Moore, who he said had a lifelong impact on him during his time in the social work department. Facebook Linkedin Clayton Youngman Harriet Cohen thanks the crowd at the retirement reception. Dozens of students, faculty and alumni gathered on April 27 to say farewell to the three longtime social work faculty. Previous articleImage Magazine: Volume 47, Issue 4Next articleCOMMENTARY: Allen West’s appearance at TCU Clayton Youngman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Clayton is a senior journalism major from Mesquite, Texas. He’s worked at The Dallas Morning News and PolitiFact in Washington, D.C. He holds the all-time record for highest batting average at his high school after he hit a single in his only at-bat during his senior season. Clayton Youngman Clayton Youngman Clayton Youngman Frogs close regular season with 9-3 win, sweep over Kansas State Linda Moore laughs while listening to former students speak at the social work retirement reception. printIn 1977, Linda Moore became the second employee hired by the TCU social work program.She will retire just short of the 40-year milestone, along with almost half of the department of social work.“Part of it is energy,” Moore said. “For me, I am very excited to do things, but I don’t always have the energy. It’s part of the aging process that just pisses me off.”Moore, a professor and director of the Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) program, is one of three tenured faculty members retiring from the department this year. Associate Professors Tracy Dietz and Harriet Cohen are also leaving the department.The three have worked at TCU for a combined 74 years: Moore (39), Dietz (24) and Cohen (11).“It’s a big loss for our department as far as seniority, wisdom, history and experience,” said David Jenkins, chair of the department and director of the Master of Social Work (MSW) program. “Some people could say it’s a fresh start for the department, but it comes at a cost where you lose a lot of experience.”An impact all overMoore was always a huge sports fan.She remembers the year before she came to TCU — the football team went 0-10. The Frogs went 1-9 her first year in the social work program.“Students were cheering ‘2-4-6-8, score before we graduate,’” Moore said. She has had season tickets every year since she started in 1977.Dr. Linda MooreMoore started the academic services program in the athletics department during the early 1980s. She said she worked with multiple student athletes with learning disabilities who hadn’t been tested and weren’t on track to get a degree.“I wrote to the provost and athletics about my anger,” she said. “The provost called me and said, ‘What are you going to do about it?’”Even after she retires, Moore said she will continue to stay involved with the academic side of TCU athletics.“It’s a place that is near and dear to me,” she said. “It’s a place where I believe in access to education.”The academic services program isn’t the only on-campus change with Moore’s fingerprints on it.In the early 90s, Moore instituted a project for her Macropractice class: change university policy.“My greatest achievement: students got Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a holiday,” Moore said. “No one knows they did it, but it was a class project. They changed TCU policy in three months.”Study abroad experiencesDietz and her husband had a 10-year plan for retirement. It took 11 because of the 2008 recession.“We knew we wanted to retire early when we were still young,” she said. “How we decided to do what we’re going to do is really a TCU story.”Dietz started at TCU in 1992, working out of a “temporary building” that was more like a trailer, she said. A few years later, she took her first group of students on a summer study abroad trip to Guanajuato, Mexico.During the trips, Dietz led students in community service in nursing homes, impoverished rural communities, schools and other areas of need. She said she “absolutely fell in love with the city and the people.”In 2010, Dietz and her husband decided to move there after retirement. They bought a house that year.Dietz already has a sewing machine in the house.“I learned quilting from my grandma when I was about 10 years old,” she said. “I’ve just always made quilts.”A long driveFor Cohen, it was the commute.For 11 years, she has made the drive from Richardson to TCU. But in 2010, she was in a car accident and suffered a head injury.“I have made great progress, but the drive is really hard on me cognitively,” Cohen said. “I really had never expected to retire this early.”Dr. Harriet CohenCohen was an associate professor and director of the social work program at the University of North Texas before coming to TCU in 2005. One of the deciding factors in her decision to move was that TCU offered her domestic partner benefits.“Coming here as a Jewish lesbian and not sure exactly how I was going to be received…the whole environment here was so open and friendly, from the chancellor on down,” she said.But Cohen’s partner died in 2014, making her commute from Richardson more difficult, she said.“That extra motivation of making the drive so that I could cover her…the benefit was no longer a motivating factor,” she said.Cohen said she found a passion in working with older adults. Among other accomplishments, she helped create the healthy aging minor at TCU.The decision to actually retire came to her last year — at a ceremony for the university’s retirees.“The thought went through my mind of, ‘Wow, I’m 63 years old, and this is the first time that I have worked for 10 years at the same place,’” Cohen said.Working with students is one of the main aspects of TCU that Cohen will miss, she said.“There are many students who over the years have given gifts to me…touched me professionally and personally by their struggles, by their questions, by their life experiences,” she said. “And that will be a part of my life forever.” Facebook Students debut performances of drag personas as part of unique new course Twitter ReddIt Twitter The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years + posts ReddItlast_img read more

first_img 19 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Community News Applications now being accepted for the Sierra Madre Waterworks Community Advisory Board. The Community Advisory Board (CAB) was created to provide residents and the community an opportunity to be a part of the planning process for aquatic services at the Sierra Madre Aquatic Center. The CAB consists of seven distinct positions representing: swim lessons, swim team, lap swimming/water aerobics, recreation swim/social user, a Waterworks Aquatics staff, Community Services Department staff and Community Services Commission liaison.Each of the community positions serve one year terms and are appointed by the a selection committee consisting of the Waterworks Aquatics staff, Community Services Department staff and Community Services Commission liaison. The CAB meets on a once a month basis throughout the year. Upon completion of the one year term, members of the CAB can reapply for appointment. Applications can be turned in to Sierra Madre Aquatic Center, located in Sierra Vista Park at 611 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre. For more information on the CAB please contact the City at (626) 355-7135 ext. 703 or Waterworks Aquatics at (626) 836-1200. Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Subscribe More Cool Stuff Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Sierra Madre Waterworks Community Advisory Board From STAFF REPORTS Published on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 4:58 pm First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA 74 Year Old Fitness Enthusiast Defies All Concept Of AgeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhy Luxury Fashion Brands Are So ExpensiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat’s Your Zodiac Flower Sign?HerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News last_img read more

first_imgWATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads TAGSdrugsGardaílimerick Facebook Advertisement Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp GARDAI are continuing their investigations following the seizure of €12,000 worth of cannabis in Limerick city last Thursday – the third drugs seizure in the city in as many weeks.As a division-wide crackdown on the illegal drug trade in Limerick heightens, this is latest seizure is third seizure of cannabis in Limerick in as many weeks after Gardai discovered €12,000 worth of the drug in Dooradoyle on March 24 and €11,000 at a house on the Old Cratloe Road a week earlier.The intelligence led searches were carried out by members of the divisional drugs units and local officers.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The drugs from the three seizures have been sent for forensic and technical analysis after gardai made a number of arrests.Files are being prepared for the DPPcenter_img Previous articleAnother first for ShannonNext articleLimerick’s top Garda takes on the Kingdom Staff Reporter Email Linkedin Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live News€35,000 worth of cannabis seized in three #Limerick raidsBy Staff Reporter – April 6, 2016 1083 Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live last_img read more

first_imgLinkedin Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Twitter BusinessLimerickNewsNew Industry Research Finds that Investigative Sites Use Unsophisticated Approaches to Access Protocol Instructions, Despite Availability of Newer TechnologiesBy Meghann Scully – July 27, 2020 296 Print Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp CLINICAL trials are largely guided by static versions with staff referring to paper protocols or PDF files on desktop computers.New industry research finds that investigative site staff most often rely on paper and desktop computers to reference protocol instructions.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The research, conducted by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development (CSDD) in collaboration with Teckro, gathered responses from 228 investigative site staff on how and when they interact with the clinical trial protocol.The findings are published in a new report: Tufts CSDD – Teckro 2020 Study on Investigative Site Protocol Administration Referencing Practices.Unsophisticated approaches gathering static information One of the major findings was that the majority of respondents (87%) “very” or “somewhat often” refer to paper versions of the protocol. A high percentage (80%) of investigative sites also report relying on direct communication with the study monitor or clinical teams for protocol instructions as well as static PDF versions of the protocol via desktop computers (79%).Not surprising, smartphones and tablets are rarely used to access online versions of the protocol as navigating PDFs on smaller devices can be difficult. Only four in 10 refer to frequently asked questions via an online portal.The majority (80%) of respondents report email communication as the primary way they receive protocol amendments. Access to updates via online portals is used by only a small percentage of sites (13%).“The study results indicate that the majority of investigative sites are using unsophisticatedapproaches when referring to the protocol to guide clinical trial administration.“This is not surprising given the high proportion of sites that are inexperienced, with minimal infrastructure, and — in many cases — involved in clinical trials as a supplemental activity to their clinical practice,” says Ken Getz, Deputy Director of the Tufts CSDD.“As clinical trial activity becomes more virtual and remote, facilitated in part by the pandemic, we expect to see investigative sites using more mobile, flexible technology solutions offering dynamic data updated in real time.”Separation between the protocol and patient The results also show that the protocol is typically accessed in a distinct area removed from where the patient is seen. Only 7% of respondents store the protocol in the clinic area. Yet, the most referred to sections of the protocol are inclusion/exclusion criteria (97%) and schedule of visits (99%).With a high percentage of sites turning to study monitors for answers regarding protocoladministration, this approach is the most time intensive. Nearly six out of ten respondents (58%) report that it takes more than 20 minutes to get an answer.Study design complexity presents challenges for staff looking for answers Respondents reveal that the least accessed protocol sections are management of toxicity, datareporting requirements, and managing or reporting adverse events.In fact, 42% of respondents rarely or never access the protocol for toxicity management. Such events are typically guided by both study specific and industry standard guidelines that could result in conflicting information in the protocol, which may help to explain why site staff do not directly refer to the protocol in such instances.“What started with a question turned into a collaborative research project between Teckro and Tufts CSDD. The results point to ways we need to make it easier for research staff to conduct clinical trials,” says Brendan Buckley, Teckro Chief Medical Officer. “It’s usual for people to do an online search or to ask Siri or Alexa when they have a question. Within an instant, they get access to hundreds, thousands or even millions of answers. Why isn’t it the same with clinical trials?”For More Information The full report Tufts CSDD – Teckro 2020 Study on Investigative Site Protocol Administration Referencing Practices is available from the Teckro website. A companion analysis from Teckro entitled The Digital Paradox: Research Sites and the Clinical Trial Protocol and an infographic of the research are also available. TAGSKeeping Limerick PostedlimerickLimerick PostTeckro Facebookcenter_img Previous articleSurvey says suicidal are being failedNext articleLimerick Post Show | Mick Flannery in Dolan’s Meghann Scully Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener Advertisement Email RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads last_img read more

first_img Pinterest Avalara to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences Twitter Previous articleNortonLifeLock’s Q3 Growth Momentum Fueled by Cyber Safety AdoptionNext articleZendesk Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2020 Results Digital AIM Web Support Twitter WhatsApp TAGS  Facebookcenter_img WhatsApp By Digital AIM Web Support – February 4, 2021 SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 4, 2021– Avalara, Inc. (NYSE: AVLR), a leading provider of tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, today announced the following upcoming virtual technology investor conferences. Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Scott McFarlane will present at:Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference on Thursday, February 11, 2021, at 8:50 a.m. ET (5:50 a.m. PT).Morgan Stanley Technology, Media & Telecom Conference on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at 4:15 p.m. ET (1:15 p.m. PT). Chief Financial Officer Ross Tennenbaum will present at:JMP Securities Technology Conference on Monday, March 1, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. ET (8:00 a.m. PT).Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at 11:40 a.m. ET (8:40 a.m. PT).Stephens Virtual Best Ideas Conference on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. ET (1:00 p.m. PT). Live webcasts of the presentations will be available on the Avalara investor relations website at Archived replays will be made available for a limited time at the same location following the presentations. About Avalara, Inc. Avalara helps businesses of all sizes get tax compliance right. In partnership with leading ERP, accounting, ecommerce, and other financial management system providers, Avalara delivers cloud-based compliance solutions for various transaction taxes, including sales and use, VAT, GST, excise, communications, lodging, and other indirect tax types. Headquartered in Seattle, Avalara has offices across the U.S. and around the world in Brazil, Europe, and India. More information at View source version on CONTACT: Investors Jennifer Gianola Avalara [email protected] 650-499-9837 Media Tommy Morgan Avalara [email protected] 540-448-7551 KEYWORD: WASHINGTON UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES DATA MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY FINANCE NETWORKS ACCOUNTING SOURCE: Avalara, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/04/2021 04:15 PM/DISC: 02/04/2021 04:15 PM Pinterest Local NewsBusiness Facebooklast_img read more