Cost function – Beacon at Bangsar Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:51:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cost function – Beacon at Bangsar 32 32 Illinois named ninth best state to drive in Tue, 18 Jan 2022 16:04:46 +0000 Traffic jams cost the average American driver $564 in lost time in 2021, with an average of 36 hours spent sitting in traffic.

The United States has four of the 25 worst cities in the world for traffic and 19 of the 25 worst in North America. Additionally, the World Economic Forum ranks the United States 17th out of 141 when it comes to road quality.

To find the states with the most positive driving experiences, personal finance website WalletHub compared all 50 states across 31 driving experience metrics, ranging from average gas prices to rush-hour traffic jams in through the quality of the roads.

Illinois ranked ninth out of the 50 states with a score of 59.71 out of 100. Illinois ranked fifth in “Vehicle Access and Maintenance” and sixth in “Safety,” with lower results in “ Cost of ownership and maintenance” (34) and “Traffic & Infrastructure” (36).

Among individual metrics, Illinois ranked 17th in the share of rush-hour traffic jams and 26th in road quality, but fourth in auto repair shops per capita and seventh in auto dealerships per capita.

Illinois was also one of the safest states, a metric that included indicators like traffic disorder – a composite metric that measures misbehavior incidents: phone use, speeding, speeding aggressive, hard braking and bad cornering – as well as the road fatality rate.

“Safer states have a set of policies oriented toward motor vehicle control, while unsafe states are more oriented toward adaptation,” said Jonathan Levine, professor of urban and regional planning at the University. ‘University of Michigan. declaration.

“The difference between the two suggests that policies that encourage driving make the transportation system more dangerous simply by exposing people to more trips,” Levine continued. “These would include low fuel prices (largely a function of tax differences) and long travel distances. Some of the long travel distances are simply a function of the proportion of rural residents in a state, but policies such as low-density zoning and tax policy favoring suburban and exurban development also contributes to heavy car use.”

On a per capita basis, our most dangerous states are about four times more dangerous than our safest states.

WalletHub compared the 50 states on four dimensions, including cost of ownership and maintenance, traffic and infrastructure, security, and access to vehicles and maintenance. These dimensions were assessed using 31 metrics, with each metric scored on a 100-point scale, and then using these metrics to calculate the weighted average to calculate each state’s overall score.

The data used to create this ranking was collected from sources such as the US Census Bureau, Federal Bureau of Investigation, US Department of Energy, Council for Community and Economic Research, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Insurance Information Institute, National Insurance Crime Bureau, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, National Centers for Environmental Information, Storm Prediction Center, American Automobile Association, The Road Information Program and Federal Highway Administration.

Shahid Afridi says he has invested totally in girls’ education Sat, 15 Jan 2022 00:51:48 +0000

LAHORE: Green Crescent Trust (GCT) and Shahid Afridi Foundation (SAF) held a star-studded party at a hotel here last night to raise funds for school openings and they were very successful.

Together they run 155 schools across the country and aim to open another 100 schools. They currently educate 29,000 children and aim to increase the number of students to 100,000.

Shahid Afridi, who joined GCT five years ago in its effort to educate children, said he was totally invested in girls’ education. He has five daughters and believes raising a girl means raising a family. “We are introducing computer labs in schools and focusing on education and skills. Recently, we gave 22 scholarships to children in our schools,” he said. SAF deals with the provision of education and water in the outskirts of the main towns where most of the marginalized communities reside. SAF puts the cost per student at Rs30,000 per year.

Anwar Maqsood and Adnan Siddiqi of showbiz, cricket star Shahid Afridi and Ahmad Shahzad, squash star Jahangir Khan, hockey star Shahbaz Senior, Naveed Khan, young squash star, Dr Amjad Saqib of Akhuwat, the CEO of Zahid Saeed GCT and dozens of corporate CEOs graced the event.

Anwar Maqsood said that Zahid Saeed, Shahid Afridi, Shahbaz Senior and Adnan Siddiqui are worth more than Pakistan’s budget. He entertained the audience with his subtle humor. “Cricketers would pray they weren’t called upon to speak English. When Shahid Afridi observed that his cricket mates were speaking English, he decided to educate the masses,” he said, prompting laughter from the audience. He read a letter from Allama Iqbal that he would have written had he been alive. “’What have we done in Pakistan in 75 years?’ and ‘All problems can be solved through dialogue’”, he asked. In his letter, Iqbal said he wanted to see all the children enter the doors of the school and thanked Zahid Saeed and Shahid Afridi for raising the children.

Maqsood remembers how many years ago a little boy came up to him at an event and asked if he could have a picture with him. This boy was Shahid Afridi. “Today I want to have a photo with Afridi,” he said.

A center for the promotion of maternal and child health, managed by SAF in Malikpur Lahore, has 4,532 beneficiaries. Another hospital, Sahibzada Fazal Rehman Hospital is in Tangi Banda, Kohat. Zahid Saeed, CEO GCT started working on the schools in 1994. They were five friends who all came from business families. They aimed to open schools where there were none. It took Rs45 lakh to open a school back then. “We would rent a building, renovate it, find teachers and open a school with 200 children. We spend Rs1150 per child. The government spends Rs2500 per child. We want sponsorship for 10,000 students today,” Saeed said, adding, “By 2025, we want to educate 100,000 children and run 250 schools.”

In the end, TV and movie star Adnan Siddiqui took charge of the show, calling on people to get involved in the good cause. Businessmen contributed generously to the cause and star players signed sticks, balls, racquets and hockey for which auctions were conducted and they collected a good amount of donations.

The program opened with Qirat, Naat, and then a speech by students from these schools. The national anthem was also sung by the children. There was a group dance of the children from the GCT-SAF school in Thar. They wore ethnic dresses. The song was Thari and the dance too was Thari. The Lahore business family has built a school in Mithi, Zahid Saeed told the audience.

Alumni of GCT schools shared their successes. One of them from Naushahro Feroze district is a graduate in computer science and is a visiting faculty of FAST University Karachi. Another was an IBA graduate and worked with Shahid Afridi.

Pharmavite Ratings Supplement Profitability for Cancer Patients Thu, 13 Jan 2022 12:13:14 +0000

The present study was performed by the supplement manufacturer, Pharmavite, to examine the prevalence and cost-effectiveness of dietary supplementation in cancer patients.

The results revealed that cancer survivors using DS had a significantly lower rate of hospitalizations and reported better quality of life (QOL) compared to survivors not taking supplements, with notable additional savings.

The researchers say: “The gold standard is to obtain adequate nutritional intake through food sources, although nutrient adequacy is often not achieved for a variety of reasons, including side effects of treatment.Have

Study parametersHave

The researchers performed a population-level analysis to explore the impact of long-term DS use on “quality-adjusted life years ”,and the potential for profitability in a cancer population, with and without supplementation.

The cost of the supplements was derived from national drug databases, including single vitamins and multivitamins, and estimated using online retail prices from major brands.

The study cohort represented the national cancer survivor population (mean age 61, 85% white, 52% males, and 94% insured).

Most had a regular health care provider (93.7%) and the vast majority had some form of insurance (94.4%).

More than two-thirds of the sample (68%) said they had used some form of vitamin or DS in the past 30 days.

Positive resultsHave

Hospitalization rates have been used as a key marker of the quality of cancer care and have emerged as the primary driver of cancer-related health care spending (aside from primary tumor resection) in cancer patients, write the authors of the study.