It Seems We Were All Conned Regarding What The NBN Would Deliver!

This appeared last week.The NBN predictions made in a 2013 report that did not happenRemember when we were told we ’d save $3800 a year by 2020 thanks to the NBN? Things didn’t quite work out the way a 2013 report expected.Charis Chang @CharisChang2news.com.au September 13, 20193:28pmBack in 2013 when Australians were grappling with whether to support the huge investment in the National Broadband Network, th e deal was sweetened by the promise of $3800 a year in benefits.A Deloitte Access Economics report, commissioned by the government and released ahead of the federal election, estimated Australian households would benefit to the tune of $3800 a year by 2020.The report looked at six areas including co mmunications, e-commerce, online services, employment, travel savings and quality and price changes.Some of the savings would be financial but others were linked to time savings thanks to the ability to work from home and access to online government services.So with the NBN due to be... This is the initial part of the post - read more by clicking on the title of the article. David.
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Source: Stem Cell Reports - Category: Stem Cells Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 23 January 2020Source: Journal of the American Society of CytopathologyAuthor(s): Haiyan Lu, Tarik M. Elsheikh, Yaxia ZhangBackfroundPolyoma virus cytopathic effect (BK-CPE) is classified as “Negative for high-grade urothelial carcinoma (NHGUC)” in the Paris System for Reporting Urinary Cytology (TPS). However, polyomaviruses have been historically associated with tumor development and recently reported as an independent risk factor for renourinary carcinoma in transplant patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between polyomavirus infection in the ...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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This article reviews the current problems associated with the routine use of breast fine needle aspiration biopsy (FNAB), and discusses the potential impact that the new International Academy of Cytology (IAC) Yokohama Reporting System and the use of rapid on site evaluation (ROSE), should have on reducing these problems to optimise breast care for patients. The recently published IAC System aims to establish best practice guidelines for breast FNAB, emphasizes the importance of the FNAB technique and the skilful preparation of direct smears, proposes a standardized report, and establishes clear terminology for defined rep...
Source: Journal of the American Society of Cytopathology - Category: Cytology Source Type: research
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Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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Source: IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
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