Re: Next time
More of a day after a night on the Guinness.
798 posts • joined 30 Mar 2012
The RSS had flagged up the problems of this back in June - but why listen to people who understand statistics?
https://rss.org.uk/RSS/media/File-library/News/2020/06082020-RSS-EPAG-statement-on-grade-adjustment-2020-exams-in-UK-FINAL.pdf"> Press release 6 August
2 Royal Statistical Society news story, RSS alerts Ofqual to stats issues relating to 2020 exam grading, 6 May
2020, accessed 5 August 2020,https://rss.org.uk/news-publication/news-publications/2020/general-news/rssalerts-ofqual-to-stats-issues-relating-to-2020/
Obviously haven't posted enough this year and lost my html privileges along with the silver badge...
However, if you know that has happened, you can import the Excel abomination into something like Alteryx and run a formula on a column that contains string data to replace 44166 with DEC1 again, then output into a useful format.
After all - you do have the data specification for your inputs don't you? - Don't answer that...
Glad to see the usual names cropping up again:
J.P. Morgan Cazenove (lead financial adviser and corporate broker to Sophos)
Goldman Sachs (financial adviser to Bidco and Thoma Bravo)
Kirkland & Ellis International LLP is acting as legal adviser to Thoma Bravo and Bidco.
Slaughter and May is acting as legal adviser to Sophos.
No mention of the auditors this time.
An added rider on the contract along the lines of...
"In the event of arrest and/or legal charges in carrying out the contract, you agree to post bail, pay all legal fees and should this involve jail time agree to pay the professionals involved, directly, double time throughout their period of incarceration (calculated on an hourly basis) upfront, on the assumption no time off for good behavior is received. Hourly rate to be based on day rate divided by seven point five where appropriate."
That should cover the bare minimum.
Oh I think it's a rather good day for democracy. The Court made an unpopular decision, but not necessarily wrong.
The next step is for the electorate to be overule their elected representatives - say when they suddenly forget the manifesto they were elected on.
I look forward to this being challenged in court.
The government is now being held to account by MPs.
MPs deserve the same standard of oversight and compulsion from the electorate - and not just when they decide they are ready to defend their seat with a new set of lies... I mean manifesto.
Yes, and will also lead to any unpopular decision being challenged.
Say for example a "Government of National Unity" forms to block Brexit rather than facing General Election.
I can see this going to the courts as it is formed for the sole purpose of "stymie" the referendum result.
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