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LeanBPI develops new invoicing process that saves time and money

first_imgAdvertisement Karol O’Connor MHS Hygiene & Safety Supplies. John O’Shanahan Lean BPI. Anne and Aileen Hannan Sort My Books.AN innovative project allowed a County Limerick business to go paperless and save hours of work on their sales invoicing process.It also resulted in faster payments and the elimination of errors that had previously led to loss of income.Less than a year ago, MHS Healthcare in Abbeyfeale was approved for a Business Continuity Voucher (BCV) by the Limerick Local Enterprise (LEO) office.The company, which supplies a range of PPE and cleaning equipment to wholesale clients across the country, joined forces with Limerick City management consultancy LeanBPI to upgrade its invoicing system.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The initial work with LeanBPI resulted in MHS switching from a paper-based invoicing system to a digitised system which resulted in considerable savings in time and cost.MHS implemented a software package provided by SortMyBooks, a Killarney-based provider of cloud accounting software. An ambitious research and development project was undertaken to integrate LeanBPI’s digital invoicing solution with SortMyBooks software.Working collaboratively, the LeanBPI and SortMyBooks technical teams successfully integrated the digital invoicing system into SortMyBooks. The result is that MHS can create an invoice on a mobile phone, at the customer site, and that invoice is automatically input into the SortMyBooks accounting software.This product is unique to the Irish market, with benefits to all three companies.As a result, LeanBPI have developed an innovative product beneficial to many SME/Micro businesses across the country, opening up growth opportunities for both itself and for SortMyBooks . WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emailcenter_img Linkedin Previous articleBrother of slain Jason Corbett writes to US President expressing “dismay” at DA’s plea bargain offer to killersNext articleTeam News: Stander captains Munster against Toulouse Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print BusinessNewsLeanBPI develops new invoicing process that saves time and moneyBy Staff Reporter – April 3, 2021 101 last_img read more

University pioneers robotic eye surgery

first_imgSurgeons at John Radcliffe hospital have performed eye-surgery using a small robot operated by joystick. The procedure, the first of its kind, took place on 9th September,  when a device was used to remove a membrane one hundredth of a millimetre thick from the patient’s right eye, restoring his sight.The robot was operated by Robert MacLaren, Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Oxford as well as a Consultant Ophthalmologist at the Oxford Eye Hospital, who described the procedure as ‘a vision of eye surgery in the future.’ He was assisted by Dr Thomas Edwards, a Nuffield Medical Fellow.The device, known as the Robotic Retinal Dissection Device (apparently referred to as ‘R2D2’) was being trialled in a series of experimental procedures funded by the University, the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs John Radcliffe.The patient in this procedure was the Reverend Doctor William Beaver, a 70 year-old Oxford resident and Associate Priest at St Mary the Virgin, Iffley. Until last year, he had been the chaplain to the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. In July, doctors had discovered the membrane growing at the back of his right eye, damaging his vision by creating a hole in his retina. Dr Beaver described the procedure as ‘effortless’ and a ‘godsend’.R2D2 was developed by Preceyes, a Dutch company linked to the Eindhoven University of Technology which specialises in producing precision surgical equipment. Their technology has improved the effectiveness of micro-surgery by limiting the effect of surgeons’ hand-tremors, which can include movements as small as a pulse. Preceyes have claimed that the movement of their devices is precise to within the thickness of a human hair.Surgeons hope that using robots small enough to fit into the human eye will allow for a greater number of intricate procedures to be carried out successfully. Professor MacLaren said that robots may soon treat blindness using gene therapy and stem cells placed under the retina.last_img read more

Coronavirus testing expanded for the Amish in Elkhart County

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Google+ Elkhart County officials have set up a coronavirus incident response team to make testing available for the Amish community.County health officials say they’ve received a number of questions from the Amish community, who have concerns about the pandemic and are expressing interest in testing options. WSBT reports that Beacon Health Group is working with the county to identify the areas of greatest need, such as Nappanee and Millersburg, where new mobile testing sites have been established.Detached as the Amish are from much of society, officials say it’s even more important to make sure the community understands the information and options. Google+ Facebook Twitter Coronavirus testing expanded for the Amish in Elkhart County Pinterest By Tommie Lee – April 24, 2020 0 386 Facebook Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleWhitmer extends stay at home order to May 15; lifts certain restrictionsNext articleIndiana lifting more virus limits on medical procedures Tommie Lee WhatsApplast_img read more

Jocelyn Cater pitches Syracuse to 1st conference win over North Carolina in 1st game of doubleheader

first_imgJocelyn Cater turned to look at the scoreboard at SU Softball Stadium while digging her cleats into the dirt of the pitching circle.Only needing one more out to close the upset over Atlantic Coast Conference powerhouse North Carolina, Cater hunched her shoulders and turned back around to focus in on catcher Julie Wambold.She forced Kristen Brown to hit a high fly ball to centerfield for the final out to end the game. Cater pounded her glove and proceeded to join the mass of her teammates gathering just off of home plate to celebrate.“I’m happy with the way I pitched,” Cater said. “They’re a good team, but we were prepared.”Syracuse (14-19, 1-7 ACC) defeated UNC (26-10, 10-3) 4-2 behind a dominating performance by Cater who struck out eight in the first game of the Saturday doubleheader. The Orange lost the second game 6-2.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe win was Cater’s 10th win of the season, her 12th complete game and gave SU its first conference win. The Tar Heels entered the game with seven starters hitting .322 or better – three of those seven hitting above .400 – but only mustered three hits.The potent offense was effectively shut down all game long. Other than two solo home runs, UNC couldn’t figure Cater out and seemed overmatched by her fastball and perplexed by her off-speed pitches.“What I do best is an up-ball and frequent change,” Cater said. “That was the game plan and that was what worked the best today.”Cater was locked into the game from the very start, setting the Tar Heels down one-two-three in the first inning with two strikeouts. When Cater struggled to find the zone at times throughout the afternoon, she managed to settle down following walks. She allowed six walks, but found the zone again at the right time and stranded seven runners on base.North Carolina’s premier power hitter, Brown, couldn’t figure Cater out all afternoon. The junior shortstop leads the nation with 17 home runs was hitting just under .400 entering the day, but Cater struck her out once and held her hitless in four at-bats.“We came in with a really good game plan,” Cater said. “…We’ve got to see a lot of their games online and seen them do a lot of different stuff. I think that just helped us prepare for what team we were going after.”The ability to mix pitches throughout different counts is what made Cater so successful, head coach Leigh Ross said. The junior’s rise pitch was working really well and accounted for a few strikeouts where hitters chased balls out of the zone.Five of Cater’s strikeouts came from UNC hitters swinging at rise balls above the strike-zone.The Orange offense supported Cater by producing a pair of two-run home runs in the early innings. On the first pitch of Wambold’s at-bat in the second inning, she rocketed a two-run blast that landed in the trees in centerfield. Corinne Ozanne added two runs of her own to bring Syracuse’s lead to 4-1 in the third inning.“As pitchers, I know that they are thrilled when there are runs on the board because they can relax,” Ozanne said. “It’s very important for the offense to help out their pitchers.”Pitching with the lead allowed her to work hitters deeper into counts and try to get the Tar Heel hitters to swing at pitches outside of the zone.In the top of the fifth inning, North Carolina’s Jenna Kelly rocketed a towering foul ball that, if fair, had the distance to be a home run. Cater eventually got Kelly to strikeout swinging.Before she met her teammates on the field to celebrate the win, Cater let a smile creep across her face. The Orange finally had its elusive conference win.“She did an awesome job,” Ross said. “She’s doing a good job of staying focused on the task at hand and just worrying about just one pitch at a time.” Comments Published on April 3, 2015 at 9:51 pm Contact Liam: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

A’s Matt Chapman has shoulder surgery

first_imgHe won a Gold Glove Award at third base and the American League’s Platinum Glove Award as the league’s best … OAKLAND — A’s third baseman Matt Chapman underwent shoulder surgery on Friday, his second surgery this offseason.The A’s expect him to be ready for spring training. He first experienced pain in the shoulder during a recent workout.Chapman had a procedure done on his right thumb Oct. 16.Chapman, 25, had a breakout season in 2018, hitting .278 with 24 home runs in 145 games.last_img read more

SA agro-processing ‘needs investment’

first_img6 November 2012 South Africa has a world-class agro-processing sector but its potential is not fully recognised and requires investment, says Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson. “South Africa has a world-class agro-processing and marketing infrastructure that provides for local needs as well as limited exports of a range of dairy products – largely to countries on our continent,” Joemat-Pettersson said at the World Dairy Summit in Cape Town on Monday. “We also supply a wide range of dairy equipment from global companies to other countries on the continent.” Despite this, the potential of the country’s sector remained unexploited, she said.‘Addressing unemployment and poverty’ South Africa’s dairy industry is the third-largest livestock sector in the country, with an estimated total turnover of R10-billion at producer level. The total number of milk producers in South Africa is at 2 347. “They produce more than 2.6-billion litres of milk and employ more than 30 000 workers. This important sector assists government in addressing some of our challenges, particularly unemployment and poverty,” she said. The dairy industry plays a critical role in ensuring global food security through the diverse range of its product offerings, including fresh milk, cheese, cream and yoghurt. It also ensures employment and income generation for millions of men and women across the globe. In this way, the sector ensures that basic needs of people are met, and their standard of living is increased.Sharing experiences and best practice The 2012 World Dairy Summit, organised by the South African National Committee of the International Dairy Federation, brings together producers, processors, technical experts and various other stakeholders to deliberate the challenges of the sector, and also to share experiences and best practices. South Africa supports a range of milk farming systems, from intensive total mixed ration to grass-fed and dairy ranching. A group of dairy farmers from Mozambique will soon be attending a course at the agricultural development centre outside George as part of a bilateral cooperation programme between South Africa and Mozambique. This effort has been highly successful, with the Consumer Education Project of Milk SA last year receiving the award for best campaign in the world from the International Dairy Federation and Dairy Standard Agency. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast November 30, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Warm air is rushing in across Ohio today, coming up from the southwest. That warm air moving over the cold surface is triggering a lot of clouds and some dense fog this morning. In addition to the fog, some light snow can pop up over the far northern part of the state early this morning. Fog may give way to some spits, sprinkles or flurries in central and southern Ohio. We should be dry from noon or early afternoon forward as south/southwest winds continuing all day long. No change in our Saturday forecast. Rains sweep across the entire state on into the evening. Strong gusty winds will accompany the rain, and we still think there is decent potential for thunderstorms. Rain totals will be from half to 1.5” over 100% of the state. Scattered showers continue over at least 60% of the state on Sunday, bringing another few hundredths to .25” with about 60% coverage. Much colder air starts to blast into the state overnight Sunday night into Monday, and that will allow any lingering rain to end as some light snow, again mainly in the northern part of the state. The map at right shows potential precipitation totals through Sunday night. Lake effect snows can develop Monday and Tuesday in northern Indiana in areas close to Lake Erie. Accumulations are possible in the most typical lake effect snow areas. The rest of the state will be partly sunny, but cold. For Wednesday and Thursday, the entire state will be cloudy to partly sunny but still cold with below normal temps. Light precipitation returns Friday next week as we look for scattered light rain or light snow showers (snow to the north, better chances of light rain in the south. Then we get into a period that has some diverging forecast potential. One model brings significant rain changing to snow overnight Friday night through Saturday, another model says basically a little rain and that is it. We have been talking for some snow potential on Saturday out of this wave, and we are going to run with that forecast through this weekend and take another look on Monday. Right now, we will keep the potential for .25”-.75” of combined liquid equivalent moisture but may have to amend and restructure the forecast next Monday. We go back dry again for Sunday with bitter cold air potential. We are seeing signs of some single digit to near zero temps near sunrise Monday morning. We stay cold through Monday. From Tuesday of the week after next forward, we have a significant warm up coming. We will be above normal for temps Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This warm air will bring rain from Thursday night the 14th into Friday the 14th. Then we have cold air returning quickly, with a chance of that rain moving back to snow before ending Saturday morning (15th). There can be some snow accumulations, and ahead of that, rain totals will be from .25”-.5”.last_img read more

Louie Alas rues late ‘defensive breakdowns’ in first Phoenix loss

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants But the Fuel Masters faltered defensively when it mattered most.With the game tied at 92 with under two minutes left, Phoenix allowed a layup by Rain or Shine guard Rey Nambatac, an offensive rebound by Raymond Almazan that led to two free throws and an open jumper by Mark Borboran to clinch the game for the Painters, who took the top spot away from the Fuel Masters.But despite the loss, Alas said he is still pleased with Phoenix’s 5-1 record midway through the elimination round.“You have to be happy with that and at the same time improve. We have to be even tougher and not allow ourselves to lose two in a row.”ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostingcenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sta. Lucia hopes to turn over new leaf with coach Babes Castillo in tow SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ “We weren’t able to sustain our job defensively in the last five minutes. We had three breakdowns on scrambled defense in the last few minutes,” Alas told reporters.The Fuel Masters emerged as early contenders in the Philippine Cup but Alas said his team still has some work to do if it really wants to be one of the elites in the PBA.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption charges“If you want to reach the next level, you have to be able to make stops in the crucial moments,” he said.Phoenix made a string of stops in the fourth quarter that completed wiped out Rain or Shine’s 14-point lead in the third period. Rain or Shine center Raymond Almazan beats three Phoenix players for the loose ball. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPhoenix took its first defeat of the season on Sunday and head coach Louie Alas felt they lost the game on the defensive end of the floor.Alas said the Fuel Masters committed too many defensive lapses that allowed the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters escape with a 98-94 win in overtime in a game that featured the top two teams in the league.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Programme to Train and Certify Workforce to be Launched in April By Heart

first_img Speaking at a contract signing ceremony between the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the HEART Trust/NTA to train ancillary workers in schools, at JSIF’s headquarters, in Kingston, on March 7, Senator Reid said the Ministry has been examining a programme of this nature for some time, as a “significant percentage of our workforce have no formal training and certification.” Story Highlights The employed workforce is to be trained and certified, free of cost, under an up- skilling programme to be launched by the HEART Trust/NTA at the end of April, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid.Speaking at a contract signing ceremony between the Jamaica Social Investment Fund (JSIF) and the HEART Trust/NTA to train ancillary workers in schools, at JSIF’s headquarters, in Kingston, on March 7, Senator Reid said the Ministry has been examining a programme of this nature for some time, as a “significant percentage of our workforce have no formal training and certification.”“We have been looking at the Indian model and they have developed a good one, which is called – Recognition of Prior Learning. I want the Jamaican workforce to be trained and certified,” the Minister emphasised.Recognition of Prior Learning or Prior Learning Assessment is an internationally recognised system, which allows for the identification, documentation, assessment and recognition of prior learning experiences.It allows tertiary institutions, adult learning centres and career development practitioners to determine whether an applicant, who does not meet the normal matriculation requirements, possesses the competencies that are required to enter a university course of study.Under the JSIF’s Integrated Community Development Project (ICDP) Schools Ancillary Workers Project, a total of 240 persons from across 40 schools in Jamaica will be trained by the HEART Trust in various skills, including food safety, nutrition, water sanitation and hygiene, customer service, safety and security, plant maintenance and landscaping.The project is valued at $10.8 million and will last from April 2019 to March 2020. It is aimed at supporting Ministries, Departments and Agencies in developing and building the human capital within communities.The project will also enhance the quality of service delivery and the standards established for this important cohort of individuals who operate within schools and communities.Senator Reid said the project fits neatly into his own vision for having Jamaica’s workforce trained and certified.Meanwhile, Managing Director of JSIF, Omar Sweeney, said partnerships between his organisation and HEART Trust/NTA span its inception.Together, both agencies have collaborated to build community and training centres, he recalled.Mr. Sweeney noted that JSIF’s contribution to education is in excess of 40 per cent of total investments made over the last 23 years, and include support for building schools and sporting facilities and erecting fences.Since 2014, the ICDP has resulted in a total of 692 persons being trained.For his part, Chairman of the HEART Trust/NTA, Edward Gabbidon, described the partnership as “worthwhile,” as it will ensure that ancillary members are “fulfilled and focused and will be given a sense of worth.”“HEART has been investing in, and looking for partnerships of this sort and it is part of our mandate, because we cannot do it by ourselves. We are looking for those members in Government and in the private sector,” he said. The employed workforce is to be trained and certified, free of cost, under an up- skilling programme to be launched by the HEART Trust/NTA at the end of April, says Minister of Education, Youth and Information, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid. “We have been looking at the Indian model and they have developed a good one, which is called – Recognition of Prior Learning. I want the Jamaican workforce to be trained and certified,” the Minister emphasised. last_img read more