Monday, 14 December 2020

In memoriam: Barbara Windsor (1937-2020)



We pay tribute to Dame Barbara Windsor (born Barbara Ann Deeks on 6 August 1937) and died on 10 December 2020 aged 83. She was born in Shoreditch, London and became a popular English actress ending a successful career playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders for over 16 years and made a final appearance in 2016 where she was then killed off; and this was 2 years after being diagnosed with Alzheimers disease which wasn’t made public until 2018. She was a true Eastender, indeed!

She made her stage debut aged 13 in pantomime, her West End debut in the musical 'Love from Judy' aged 14 and she made her film debut in 'The Belles of St Trinian’s' aged 17. She was popularly known for her Carry-on films and has had hundreds of TV appearances.

She has been nominated and has won several awards over the years including; BAFTA Award nomination in 1963, Tony Award nomination in 1964, Olivier Award, Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009 and Freedom of the City of London in 2010.

She was made a Dame in the 2016 New Year Honours for her services to charity and entertainment.

REST IN PERFECT PEACE












Thursday, 10 December 2020

Andy Murray and Variances

 

ANDY MURRAY & VARIANCES












Andy Murray, born in May 1987, started playing tennis at 3yrs old and at 5yrs he started competing in tournaments and went pro in 2005. In 2006, he became British no. 1 tennis player and then world no. 1 tennis player in 2016. Andy has won 46 Singles tennis titles, including 3 Grand Slam singles and 2 Olympics Gold medals, making him the only tennis player ever to win two Olympic singles titles.

The British professional tennis player’s career prize money earning is about $61,544,007, making him the fourth tennis player in history with the highest prize money as at June 2020.

HERE GOES THE ACCOUNTANT!

Let’s assume he had budgeted to earn $80m as at June 2020, what is the variance and variance percentage?

If variance of 15% is significant, will this variance be significant or otherwise?

Budget

Actual

Variance

Variance %

Adverse/Favourable

Significant / Not Significant

80,000,000

61,544,007

18,455,993

23.07%

Adverse

S

 

Variance/ Budget x 100= 18455993/80000000x100= 23.07%