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Gevrey Chambertin Les Champeaux 2010

gevrey chambertin les champeaux 2010

Olivier Bernstein began making wines in Burgundy in 2007. He focuses on making tiny quantities of wine from premier and grand cru vineyards.

The Wine

In the glass this wine is dark & rich, I find this wine very fragrant as the fruit wafts from the glass.

The fruit is very pure and a little sweetish.

The next day sweet dried flowers have appeared, and some notes of spice, although faint.

This wine is full of energy filling the mouth with ripe fruit and a very thin line of acid mid-palate with spice just in the background.

Not what I would describe as sweet, but just ripe fruit, more like biting into a hand full of grapes covered with powder white dust picked from the vine. Warm and juicy with crunch from the skins.

The wine has increased with flavour overnight as you swallow the last drop, it lingers and builds on and on.

For me, this wine was a different drinking experience yet again. My tasting notes are over three days. Might jump a little, the flavours and aromas have changed over 3 days.

In this case, I find a mushroom sent or whiff has developed overnight. Once again just a whiff but it’s there under a new layer as the wine opens more and more.

Now day: 3

A big glass left; some times barn yard, purple flowers, fresh turned soil, the list goes on and on.

The fruit has dulled and taken on a deeper more rounded dried fruit sent, that flows through to a wonderful long ending. Every time, you look at this wine there is a different tasting experience.

The Food

I had this wine with roast chicken stuffed with garlic, strips of lemon peel and fresh thyme. And as always no meal is complete without a crusty breadstick smothered in butter. It went quite well with the wine they complemented each other with their hint of herbs and juiciness.

Although I feel, one would have enjoyed it more with the last glass, not as fruity and a little more earthy. ‘O’ well remember that for next time.

COOKING TIP:

Grate lemon zest and strip 6 sprigs thyme and mix into 200g soft butter then force it under the breast skin and smooth it around the chook. Sprinkle with salt and ground pepper.
Bake with veg for 1 hour in a hot oven then turn over and cook for 30 minuets for that juicy succulent chook.
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Power BI Interview Questions and Answers

power bi interview questions and answers

Power BI is one of the most powerful tools for data visualization and advanced data analytics. Unlike other traditional tools such as Excel, Power BI caters to more professional operations that value interactive dashboards and custom insights curation which is sorted according to importance. Whether it is visualizing on a map, highly detailed graphs, or multi-dimensional charts, Power BI can do it all. Thus, Power BI training is highly recommended for individuals wishing to get into business intelligence or business analytics.

Why Learn Power BI?

When comparing Power BI with other advanced visualization software such as Tableau, it can be noticed that working in Power BI is simpler and also much faster. Tableau is great for data scientists and data analysts. However, it does not have as many options for sharing cognizable data with others. Yes, once reports are created, they can easily be comprehended. This way, Power BI makes it much simpler for other non-technical people involved with the business or company.

Further, Power BI makes it easy to find what you are looking for and enables the ability to generate and view reports on your mobile device. Power BI also features real-time dashboard updates, secure data sourcing, and a powerful SaaS environment. Learning Power BI allows you to truly use business intelligence effectively, while tools such as Excel and Tableau are truly for pure analytics. Another reason why Power BI should be learned is due to its ease of access and the incorporation of Power Pivot, thus enabling advanced analytics as well.

Power BI Interview Questions

Here are some Power BI interview questions that are highly common in interviews for business intelligence related job roles or analyst positions:

  1. What is Business Intelligence?

Business intelligence can be simply defined as the process associated with analyzing data, acquiring insights, and then using this information to help companies and corporate executives make good business decisions.

  1. Can we build multiple dynamic connections between two tables?

No, we can only create one dynamic connection between two tables.

  1. What are custom visuals?

Custom visuals are imported visuals that are not available out of the box in Power BI desktop but need to be imported from the market or custom-built.

  1. Why do we use the SPLIT function?

We use the SPLIT function for dividing the string databases on the provided delimiter.

  1. What are the important aspects of Power BI?

Power BI has three valuable components that are used to promote data-backed business intelligence, namely data processing, data integration, and data presentation.

  1. What is a Power BI designer?

The Power BI designer allows us to create interactive dashboards and reports in a simple manner. This also allows us to incorporate features such as changing visuals for faster decision-making.

  1. What is DAX and what are its data types?

DAX is a formula expression language that is used in Power BI. It is a functional language with the total code contained inside functions. Decimal, numeric, date/time, string, and Boolean are data types supported by DAX.

  1. How to dynamically alter the value measure for showing multiple measures?

This can be done by using the switch function and the harvesting measure. 

  1. What are three important Power BI tools?

Power BI Desktop, Power BI service, and Mobile Power BI apps are the three most important Power BI tools.

  1. What is SSBI or self-service business intelligence?

SSBI or self-service business intelligence is a data investigation approach where clients and stockholders themselves are directly able to channel, fragment, and break down the available data.

 

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  1. What are the most important components of the Power BI ecosystem?

The most important components of the Power BI ecosystem are Power Pivot, Power View, Power Query, Power Map, and Power Q&A.

  1. How can one analyze Power BI data in Excel?

You can analyze Power BI reports and data using Excel by enabling the Excel option in the Power BI Administrator portal. And then, install the Excel updates. Once this is done, you can click on the dataset, hit on the eclipses or three dots, and then select ‘Analyze’. Once the ODC file is downloaded, simply open it using Excel.

  1. What are some important data sources used for the Power BI desktop?

The most highly used data sources are files, databases, Azure, Microsoft Server, SQL Data Warehouse, and other online services.

  1. What is Power Pivot?

Power Pivot is an important component of Power BI that can also be used in Excel. This component allows users to extensively compress and then store data. Power Pivot also helps in building data models, establishing relationships, and creating advanced formulas or calculated columns.

  1. What kind of data can be stored in Power BI?

You can store data of two types in Power BI, including fact tables and dimension tables.

  1. How can you use dynamic filtering?

First, you must publish a report in the target group workspace and create a filter link. Then, you can create a DAX calculated column to enable dynamic filtering.

  1.  What is the difference between filter and slicer?

The filter function does not allow users to interact with dashboards, however, the slicer enables users to interact with dashboards as well as reports.

  1. What do you know about tiles in Power BI?

Tiles are interactive pictures (visuals) of the data that can be pinned to your dashboard.

  1. What are the important connectivity options in Power BI?

Import and direct query are the two available connectivity modes in Power BI.

  1. What is an on-premise gateway?

These gateways act as bridges between the local or on-site data storage and the user. This allows the data transfer to be secure and safe.

 

The main reason why anyone would choose Power BI over Excel or other tools is definitely due to the custom dashboards and the huge number of custom visualizations to choose from. Power BI is also easy to maintain and comes at a much lower price point than other business intelligence solutions.

Chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. Here’s what goes on behind the scenes

chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. here’s what goes on behind the scenes

chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. here’s what goes on behind the scenes  Joel Carrett/AAP Image

Until COVID-19, few people knew anything about Australia’s chief medical officer or the state and territories’ chief health officers. Now they are front and centre of the news cycle.

But media coverage misses the nuances of the role. We see people with particular skills and personalities. Yet, each of the offices and officers is embedded in a particular institutional and historical context, which drives their role.

We are involved in an international study to look at their role during the pandemic in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Canada. Here’s what we’ve found so far from the Australian data.

Remind me, who are they?

In Australia, the chief medical officer, Paul Kelly, is the principal medical adviser to the federal health minister and health department. So he has the overarching bureaucratic responsibility for Australia’s federal health response to the pandemic.

For the states and territories, the chief health officers have that overarching responsibility.

COVID-19 has seen all assuming regular slots in press conferences. They are constantly under the microscope of the millions of epidemiologist wannabes.

Their legal powers can help or hinder

Legislation in each jurisdiction gives the chief health officer varying degrees of institutional power. This not only affects their role, but how outbreaks are defined and managed.

In some jurisdictions (New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Western Australia) the chief health officers become public health emergency “controllers” for pandemic management.

Qld gives its chief health officer the most power (possibly the most, even internationally). This is partly due to also serving as deputy director-general (a senior position in the bureaucracy). Qld’s chief health officer is also the final decision-maker on public health restrictions (most notably borders) “in consultation” with the premier. NSW also holds the director-general position but the premier is the final decision-maker.

An inquiry into Victorian hotel quarantine concluded this prevented the chief health officer from fulfilling the “controller” position. As a result, certain infection control details were overlooked, resulting in the outbreak that led to the state’s second wave.

chief health officers are in the spotlight like never before. here’s what goes on behind the scenes

The chief medical officer at the federal level has arguably the least legislative power of all given the jurisdictional autonomy of the states. The power of this role during the pandemic has mainly come through chairing the national committee of state and territory chief health officers.

They work with politics, policy and evidence

Chief medical and health officers work at the interface of politics, policy and health evidence. They are unelected, yet are accountable to ministers, the premier and parliament. They work with the relevant secretaries and ministerial offices.

Whatever their remit, ultimately the buck stops with them. As we’ve seen under COVID-19, they have the power to “stop the nation”.

However, our analysis provides practical insight about how health evidence during the pandemic intersects with political realities.

They must be strategic and media savvy

These officers work within formal pathways to gather and interpret the best available evidence, from say, the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

But communicating evidence is an entirely different matter. More than acting as “honest brokers” of evidence to policy, their use of evidence needs to be strategic if they are to have influence. And this requires political acumen.

Elected politicians need to be seen to be in control. When presenting evidence, not all of which will be popular, chief health and medical officers need to anticipate political responses.

They must also be media savvy. The much-watched daily COVID-19 press conferences (recently disbanded in NSW) are well orchestrated. In times of crisis, clarity of messaging is as important as evidence. Image is too. Displaying collegiality across government is necessary visual messaging despite robust negotiations behind the scenes.

They must be bureaucrats, networkers

As public servants, chief health officers must be excellent networkers and departmental managers. They delegate authority while holding ultimate responsibility for their legislated role.

In their agencies each has put into place management systems to deal with the complexities of the pandemic. Their networks extend to other sectors and agencies. For example, one chief health officer we interviewed explained having to unexpectedly collaborate closely with the police enforcement of public health restrictions.

Quarantine is under the constitution a federal government responsibility but was agreed to be managed at state level. This source of outbreaks challenged the effectiveness of chief health officers because the mix of public and private involvement compromised effective quarantine management.

Relationships with other chief health officers matter. The virus does not respect state boundaries, however much political leadership claims the contrary.

Experience helps, demonstrated by those in NSW and Qld who have held the role the longest. But being relatively new brings dynamism. The early goal of zero transmission was championed by a chief health officer with less experience.

What happens next?

An unprecedented pandemic has thrust previously faceless bureaucrats and their representatives onto our screens and devices in ways unimaginable even two years ago.

Ultimately, chief health officers have shown they need to balance the mix of public servant and health professional with a nuanced approach to politics.

But individuals are never the whole story. Investment in public health (putting hospitals aside) remains inadequate, for instance. New variants of COVID-19 are also testing a coordinated public health response like never before, chief health officers included.


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Patrick Harris receives funding from CIHR on a joint project with Canadian and Scottish colleagues called “Senior public health leadership during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak: Comparative approaches to mitigating the spread of infectious disease and its social consequences in Canada and abroad” . Patrick is the President of the NSW Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia.

receives funding from CIHR on a joint project with Canadian and Scottish colleagues called “Senior public health leadership during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak: Comparative approaches to mitigating the spread of infectious disease and its social consequences in Canada and abroad.

Evelyne de Leeuw receives funding from CIHR on a joint project with Canadian and Scottish colleagues called “Senior public health leadership during the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak: Comparative approaches to mitigating the spread of infectious disease and its social consequences in Canada and abroad”

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March 2022 sees next iteration of WA Music Week

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The inaugural WA Music Week, held in March 2021, was a triumphant success on all fronts! Engaged audiences, record numbers of artists showcased, and significant on-flowing commercial and employment benefits for the WA music community and its supporting industries. Our small team, together with contracted event staff and your support, delivered one of the biggest and most ambitious musical programs for quite some time.

Arts Minister David Templeman has been emphatically supportive of WAM and the staging of WA Music Week, citing its cultural importance as one of the key West Australian arts events on the WA calendar.

WAM is excited to deliver the next iteration of WA Music Week in March 2022. With the festival season opening with Fringe and transitioning into Perth Festival, we will round out the end of summer with WA’s best loved local live music event program.

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Labor and the Greens need to sober up. The next election is far from in the bag

labor and the greens need to sober up. the next election is far from in the bag

labor and the greens need to sober up. the next election is far from in the bag  Picture: James Ross/Bianca De Marchi/AAP

Close elections have been common and landslides rare in the 20 federal elections held in Australia over the past 50 years. Some political parties are acting as though the reverse is true and the outcome of the next election is a foregone conclusion. This week, there have been two unequivocal gifts to Prime Minister Scott Morrison from his opponents.

Known for a literal belief in God-given luck, Morrison likely felt blessed by naked in-fighting in opposition ranks over preselection for the south-western Sydney seat of Fowler. This was followed by the Greens openly touting “shadow ministers” as part of their narrative that Labor will have to rely on them to form government after the next poll.

The ugliness and ill-discipline of the Fowler struggle suggest a dire complacency in Labor about its election prospects. If Labor thought it worthwhile to move one of its hard hitters, Senator Kristina Keneally, to the lower house after being displaced from a winnable spot on the NSW senate ticket, this could and should have been organised with less damaging optics. And that’s leaving aside the extraordinary situation where, so close to the poll, a candidate was not already preselected and running.

Similarly, the Greens’ cheekiness can only be based on an assumption that Labor is going to win. The alternative explanation is that the Greens don’t mind hurting Labor among Greens-averse blue-collar workers in rural and regional seats in Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania, for whom a Labor-Greens coalition would be anathema.

And that can’t be right, can it? The Greens’ anti-Adani caravan through regional Queensland is one of the reasons Morrison was re-elected with a wafer-thin majority. Surely this has not already been forgotten.

The latest Newspoll showing Labor leading the Morrison government 54-46%, after the distribution of preferences, is the likely reason for these damaging breakouts so close to an election.

Yet that election is far from a foregone conclusion. Opinion poll ratings are merely progress scores in a match that has many more minutes of play left. Further, opinion polls across the board were proven wrong at the last election. It won’t be known until after the next election whether the corrections made have delivered more accurate polling or not.

Labor and the Greens would do well to turn away from the opinion polls, look back on those previous 20 elections and sober up. In one-third of those elections, the government elected won with a single-digit majority of seats or was in minority government.

There were only three unequivocal landslides: the Fraser government in 1975 (55-seat majority) and 1977 (48-seat majority), and the Howard government in 1996 (40-seat majority). The three times Labor wrested power from a Liberal and National coalition government, the majorities ranged from modest to solid: Whitlam in 1972 (9 seats), Hawke in 1983 (25 seats) and Rudd in 2007 (16 seats).

Winning government is hard. Labor has governed nationally for just six of the past 25 years. Current political atmospherics are worryingly similar to those leading up to Labor’s shock 2019 federal election loss, when then-Labor leader Bill Shorten was figuratively measuring up the drapes for The Lodge, and the Greens’ tactics ensured Labor’s failure to get that last seat or two in Queensland that would have seen the Morrison government fall.

Those who see Morrison as an expired political franchise fail to recall how much he can do with very little in the theatre of a five-week political campaign, even without gifts like those Labor and the Greens gave the government this week.

They also fail to reckon with the historical and recent ruthlessness of the Liberal Party in dispatching leaders they come to believe can’t win. The Coalition has gone to the past three elections with a different prime minister, each having trounced a colleague in bloody circumstances to get there, and has won every time. So while Morrison will likely lead the LNP into the next campaign, Labor shouldn’t assume Albanese will be squaring off Stephen Bradbury-style against an enfeebled prime minister.

The Greens would do well to consider the consequences of destructive rather than constructive competition against Labor. If tactics like its “shadow minister” announcement help re-elect the Morrison government at the coming poll, climate policy will remain stuck for another three years.

It’s unlikely that’s the outcome Greens voters really want.


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Chris Wallace has received funding from the Australian Research Council.

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5 Reasons You Need To Sell Your Old Car For Cash

5 reasons you need to sell your old car for cash

If you are in your twenties, chances are that you have an old junk car lying around in your garage or on your property. Instead of dealing with an old piece of junk, individuals usually tend to do away with any responsibility and simply let their old cars be on their property for as long as possible. This behaviour isn’t necessarily due to laziness, but simply due to people not finding enough time to deal with such issues during weekdays due to work pressure, and during weekends due to other household chores. However, what most individuals don’t know is that they can get rid of their old cars by simply driving around to the nearest Cash For Cars outlet, and selling their old car for cash. For more information about the outlet nearest to you and charges, call us for a free quote. Listed below are five reasons why you need to sell your old car for cash:

1.       Selling your old car brings you more space

By selling your old car, you would be able to get some valuable space around your garage or your property. By getting your old car away from your property, you would be able to store and organize things that you truly need to store safely. The newly freed area can possibly be used to store your hardware equipment, toolboxes, sports equipment, or items you no longer use but would like to keep around for the future.

2.       Selling your old car helps you make some cash

Rather than letting your old car sit around and turn into junk over time, it is better that you sell it when the time is right and get some cash. All Cash For Cars outlets give you cash for your cash upfront, and even though your car may be worth a few hundred dollars, you can use that amount to pay off your rent, or any other bill, or buy groceries for another week. You may even use that money for a mini vacation.

3.       Selling your old car is good for the environment

Old and junk cars that stay in the same spot for a long period of time may seep hazardous materials and chemicals into the ground underneath it. such chemicals can impact the soil and make their way to a nearby water supply hence putting yourself and the people around you at danger. Additionally, junk and old cars can be used for their metal and other hardware components, which are recycled and hence help reduce pollution in the environment around you.

4.       Selling your old car now would be profitable

The more you delay it, the higher are the chances of you losing money as your old car is only getting older and rustier with each passing day. If you don’t sell your car now, you are likely to dispose of it in a junkyard for free or worse, have to pay for it to be tossed away. Hence, selling your old car would be profitable for you.