first_imgAnother record number of new coronavirus cases has been recorded in Northern Ireland in the last 24 hours.1,299 people have tested positive for Covid 19.There have also been another 2 coronavirus related deaths.Northern Ireland heightens it’s restrictions from 6pm this evening with schools, pubs and hairdressers all to close. Facebook Google+ Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Pinterest 1,299 more Covid-19 cases reported in NI Twitter WhatsApp Google+center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleHSE rejects call for Covid-19 test centre in InishowenNext articlePolice investigate Derry burglaries News Highland Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By News Highland – October 16, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

first_imgOver the years, financial institutions have gained confidence in the modeling software they rely on to guide asset-liability management, but there is still significant room for improvement. Validations of credit union ALM models from 2012 through 2015 indicate that 52 percent are still ranked as average and 24 percent of models are ranked below average.Here are 10 areas that we have encountered in our work with financial institutions where modeling can be improved:1. Data inputs/current contractual positionThe precision of an interest-rate risk simulation model depends on the quality of the input data and the category designs that capture the data. The adage “garbage in, garbage out” applies here. Financial analysts should regularly review cash flow and other model inputs. In addition, regulatory guidance is clear about the critical importance of rigorous data quality assessment and documentation. Through regular audits, internal and external data inputs must be continually verified to be accurate, complete and consistent with the model purpose and design.Balancing the model to the general ledger is only the first step of the review process. It is also necessary to review maturity and repricing schedules and rates for accuracy. For example, ask: Do variable or adjustable rate balances reprice appropriately? continue reading » 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal boss Mikel Arteta felt his young side showed “courage” to overcame struggling Bournemouth at Vitality Stadium and set up an FA Cup fifth-round trip to Portsmouth.Mikel Arteta’s side were good value for their victory, the platform for progress into the next round built on first-half goals from Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah.Bournemouth substitute Sam Surridge pulled a goal back deep into eight minutes of stoppage to give the scoreline a look of respectability and give Arsenal some late anxious moments, but in reality the Gunners were by far the superior team.“I’m very pleased. I knew it was going to be a tough game and we played a really young squad,” said Arteta. “I wanted to see the reaction and I was very pleased because I saw a lot of things I really liked.“In the first half we were really, really good. They executed everything we planned in a really good way and showed he courage to make big decisions.“We played with that accountability, making decisions and I really liked it. They were terrific with their work-rate, showed courage to make those big decisions and not to play safe.“That is the difference.”Eighteen-year-old Saka lashed a finish past Bournemouth keeper Mark Travers after only five minutes following good work from the outstanding Joe Willock and Gabriel Martinelli, the goalscorer then turning provider to set up Nketiah for a simple finish in the 26th minute.Arteta gave particular praise to Nketiah, whose season-long loan move to Leeds was cut short at the start of this month over concerns the 20-year-old was not getting enough first-team action.“Eddie Nketiah was terrific,” said Arteta. “He was on the wing then three seconds later he was in the middle and scoring a goal. This shows me he will score goals and the way he worked without the ball was excellent.”The only blot on Arsenal’s night was a second-half ankle injury that saw defender Shkodran Mustafi taken off on a stretcher. Source: BBClast_img read more