Friday, 9 April 2021

In memoriam: HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

 



We pay tribute to His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born on the 10th of June 1921) and died today, on the 9th of April 2021, at the age of 99.

 

Born in to the Greek and Danish royal family, he was exiled from Greece when he was 18 months old. After educating in France, Germany and Scotland, he joined the Royal Navy at the beginning of the second world war. He was one of the best cadets in his class, and he quickly ascended the ranks within the Navy. In October 1942, he became first lieutenant of HMS Wallace, at 21 years old one of the youngest first lieutenants in the Royal Navy. He was present in the Tokyo Bay aboard HMS Whelp when the Japanese surrendered, formally ending World War Two. Philip returned to the United Kingdom on the ship in January 1946.

 

Queen Elizabeth first met Philip in 1939, when she visited the Britannia Royal Naval College, where Philip was completing a term as a cadet. They began exchanging letters with each other, and the soon to be Queen fell in love. After returning from the frontline, Philip asked the King for his daughter's hand in marriage. 1 year later, in 1947, he abandoned his Greek and Danish royal titles, marrying Princess Elizabeth and becoming the Duke of Edinburgh. When Elizabeth became Queen, he became her royal consort, accompanying her to ceremonies such as the State Opening of Parliament in various countries, state dinners, and tours abroad. He is the longest-serving royal consort to any British sovereign.

 

He devoted much of his time to charity. Philip was patron of some 800 organisations, particularly focused on the environment, industry, sport, and education. Notable ventures included being the UK president of the World Wildlife Fund and setting up the Duke of Edinburgh award, in order to give young people "a sense of responsibility to themselves and their communities".

 

Prince Philip served courageously in the armed forces during the greatest threat to the nation, before devoting his time to his beloved wife, and various charitable organisations around the world. A truly great man and a great Briton- may he rest in peace.


Wednesday, 31 March 2021

Increase your productivity



Increase your productivity

An important key to long term success is your dedication to continuous improvement. This will lead to your increased productivity and a conscious awareness of the need to set clear, specific goals for each area of your life.

Take responsibility for each action and step you take and take the needed steps to achieving your goals. Utilise your inborn talents and take the needed steps one day at a time and continue moving towards your goals.

Have a clear head and make sure you are taking a step at a time and gaining more and more skills and knowledge.

Be at your best at each stage you get to in your life, be determined not to make excuses and don’t accept slack.

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

A message from the Training Place

Our hearts and our condolences go out to our students and everybody out there that has lost a loved one. We've all been through this pandemic but thankfully, we've kept our heads held high and not let it get us down. We would like our students to join in the with us, and the rest of the country, in the one minute's silence at 12 noon.

Monday, 22 March 2021

Overhead absorption rate

 

OVERHEAD ABSORPTION RATE

JTM Ltd is looking to calculate the unit cost for one of its products. It needs to calculate an overhead absorption rate to apply to each unit. The methods it is considering are:

·         direct labour hours

·         machine hours

 

The factory activity forecast is as below:

Machine hours

15,000 hrs

Labour hours

21,000 hrs

Overheads

£672,000

 

(i) Complete the table below to show the possible overhead absorption rates that JTM Ltd could use.

 

Machine hour

Labour hour

Overheads (£)

 

 

Activity

 

 

Absorption rate (£)

 

 

 

Answer:

 

Machine hour

Labour hour

Overheads (£)

672,000

672,000

Activity

15,000 hrs

21,000 hrs

Absorption rate (£)

44.80

32.00

Thursday, 11 March 2021

Brain Teaser: Number Puzzle

 

NUMBER PUZZLE

 

How quick and easy is this puzzle for you?

Using the numbers below, complete these six equations (3 reading across

and 3 reading downwards). Every number is used only once.

 

 

1

2

3

 

 

4

5

6

 

 

7

8

9

 

 

 

x

 

-

 

=

15

 

+

 

x

 

+

 

 

 

 

-

 

x

3

=

21

 

-

 

+

 

x

 

 

 

 

x

 

+

 

=

17

 

=

 

=

 

=

 

 

 

10

 

11

 

84

 

 

 

Monday, 8 March 2021

Your Happiness is Important

 

YOUR HAPPINESS IS IMPORTANT

What makes you happy and what does happiness mean to you?

Some people will believe that making people happy will lead you to being happy! Is that a myth?

There has been a lot of challenges and deem issues that so many people would have been dealing with especially as we work through several lock downs and restrictions which pose their own challenges in the midst of confusion.

Amidst all doubt, reluctance, unwillingness; it is important to seek happiness and a balance in wellness and mental health.

Take the needed first step in identifying what makes you happy in a realistic context, because there may not be any need of identifying the fact that going sky diving in Hawaii will make you happy when there may not be any way for you to get to Hawaii in this current times. So, make it realistic.

Take the needed second step in setting out a plan on how to execute your happiness.

Take the needed next step in taking action to execute your plan.

We will like to encourage you to identify, plan and execute. Take it a step at a time and move forward towards attaining happiness and be SUCCESSFUL.