Seed Co Limited 2010 Annual Report

first_imgSeed Co Limited (SEED.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Seed Co Limited (SEED.zw)  2010 annual report.Company ProfileSeed Co Limited is the leading producer and marketer of certified crop seeds in Zimbabwe, supplying hybrid maize seed to commercial farmers as well as wheat, soya bean, barley, sorghum and ground nut seed. The seeds is grown from parent seeds under contract by an established network of seed producers. Innovation and pioneering breeding methods drive the Seed Company’s success; having successfully developed hybrid crop seed varieties in Zimbabwe that are recorded as the highest yielding varieties in their class. The Seed Company has a dedicated research team; producing hybrid crop seeds and non-hybrid cereals and oil crop seed varieties that are suitable and adaptable for Zimbabwe’s ecological conditions. Seed Co Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgCar & General Limited (CGEN.ke) listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Car & General Limited (CGEN.ke)  2020 abridged results.Company ProfileCar & General Limited supplies power generation, automotive, engineering and agricultural equipment in Kenya. The company also imports and markets brands which are global leaders in various markets; including two- and three-wheeler vehicles, tractors, outboard engines, air compressors, laundry equipment and water pumps. Car & General Limited has subsidiary companies in Uganda and Tanzania, and branches in Arusha and Rwanda where it is the master distributor for Cummins (diesel generators, engines and parts). In Tanzania, Car & General manage Kibo Poultry Products Limited which is one of the oldest chicken broiler farms in Africa. It is the master distributor for Cummins diesel generators, engines and parts in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Seychelles, South Sudan and Somalia. The company was established in 1936 in Nakuru, Kenya; its head office and main operations were relocated to Nairobi following the rapid expansion of the business. Car & General Limited is listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchangelast_img read more

Graham Henry talks us through his World Cup emotions

first_img Former All Black coach Graham Henry and assistant coach Wayne Smith with WWE Cup during a parade in AucklandTo win the World Cup means everything to me and it has brought me some peace, especially after what happened in 2007. We really showed that All Blacks tenacity in the final, and I was so proud to be standing there at Eden Park as a New Zealander, having so much respect for what the boys have done over the past eight years. It’s been outstanding.Winning the World Cup is something we’ve dreamed of for a while, and now we’ve achieved that dream it’s hard to find the right words to sum up my feelings. The tournament was a huge achievement for the people of New Zealand and I’m so happy for them after the way they backed the players and coaches. The players are a superb group of young New Zealanders and I really appreciate what they’ve done. Their character astounds me.I can’t say enough about the role of Richie McCaw. He’s an experienced and talented leader of this team and has developed into probably the best leader this country has ever had. You can’t buy that in the shops. You only get that from experience and he’s led this country for 60-odd Tests and got stronger and stronger.Richie is an inspiration to the rest of the team. After the final he could hardly walk. How he played with that foot injury I’ve no idea. So he’ll have some time out of the game. He played on heart and determination alone and this confirms him as one of the finest All Blacks ever. Winning a World Cup puts the icing on everything that he’s done.World Cup winning leaders: Henry and McCaw My story proves that coaches need time. Look at Sir Alex Ferguson. I know he has a pretty good team but he does pretty well, doesn’t he? There are a lot of senior people who’ve coached for a long time around the world who are very successful and I don’t think the answer is to shoot people if they don’t win. If they have talent, persevere with them. If they’ve got the ability to do the job, give them the chance to do it. You learn from your failures. How else can you learn?I was very sad for Dan Carter. He’s a special person and a special player. He wanted the stage to perform on at the peak of his career.And Stephen Donald? What a fairy tale for that guy to come on and kick the winning penalty in a World Cup final. Two weeks earlier, he was fishing for whitebait and now he’s the man. It’s special because Stephen is a top bloke and you want him to be successful because he gives his all to the team. He kicked the winning goal and he’ll live for the next 70 years on that kick.I was honoured to win the IRB Coach of the Year but that award was just a reflection of what Richie and the boys have done, alongside the special group of coaches and management teams we have. I must pay tribute to my fellow coaches, the guys who are much better than me at coaching the game. I have huge respect for what they’ve done – Wayne Smith, Steve Hansen, Mike Cron and Mick Byrne have been superb.Also Darren Shand and his management team and Nick Gill and his medical team are the best professionals I’ve ever worked with. Find a newsagent that sells Rugby World in the UK. Or you may prefer the digital edition on your MAC, PC, or iPad. I also wouldn’t have coached New Zealand to a World Cup final victory if it wasn’t for my wife Raewyn, who is the fourth selector!I’m now coaching the Barbarians against Australia and I also look forward to getting back to Wales and catching up with a few old mates. I’ll be a fan in the stands on 3 December when Wales play Australia.This article appeared in the December 2011 issue of Rugby World Magazine. Would you like to sign up to Rugby World’s excellent weekly email newsletter? Click here. AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – OCTOBER 23: Richie McCaw of the All Blacks hugs Graham Henry, coach of the All Blacks after the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup Final match between France and New Zealand at Eden Park on October 23, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images) LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS For Back Issues Contact John Denton Services at 01733-385-170 visitlast_img read more

Council turns up the heat on ‘smoky’ coal users and sellers

first_imgLinkedin Print Limerick on Covid watch list Email Limerick City and County Council has issued a warning to people who burn and sell smoky coal.RENEGADE fuel dealers who continue to sell ‘smoky’ coal and those who burn it in Limerick city and its environs are being targeted by the local authority.Limerick City and County Council and the Health Service Executive is concerned that bituminous (‘smoky’) coal continues to be sold to, and burnt by, a small minority of householders .Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up In a joint statement, both bodies warned that ‘smoky’ coal is completely unsuitable for use in urban environments “as it generates significant levels of harmful smog, which can have serious consequences for the very young, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions. It can cause damage to flora and fauna as well as property.”The fuel is banned and Limerick City and County Council says it continues to enforce this ban by means of prosecutions and the issuing of “spot fines” of up to €1,000.The sale, marketing and distribution of smoky coal has been illegal in Limerick city and surrounding area for more than 20 years and its burning was completely outlawed three years ago.Bans are in place in all urban areas with populations of more than 15,000 people and it is expected that a nationwide ban will be introduced later this year.“The medical and environmental justifications are compelling,” the statement said.“From a population health perspective, diseases of the respiratory system are one of the leading causes of death in the Mid-West, accounting for 1,894 deaths from 2013 to 2017.“There is clear evidence that the ‘smoky’ coal bans have improved air quality and consequently respiratory health. Irish studies have shown that deaths due to respiratory disease decreased following the introductions of the bans.“Householders should note that there is absolutely no economic or thermal advantage to be gained from burning ‘smoky’ coal. Anyone who burns such coal is contributing to the creation of an environmental and health hazard for themselves and their neighbours.”And people who burn the coal are putting themselves at risk also because, the local authority says, some of the harmful emissions from an open ‘smoky’ coal fire remain within the house.However, there are some suppliers who continue, knowingly, to deliver and sell ‘smoky’ coal, despite their knowledge of the law and despite being subject to repeated enforcement action.“Those who profit from the sale of ‘smoky’ coal and those who burn it should consider the harm that they cause to the environment and the medical distress to others.“Air pollution is the single biggest environmental health risk in the European Union.”Customers can check that the coal they are buying is ‘low smoke’ as the bag has to be marked with the name and address of the person who packed the bag and carry the words “APPROVED FUEL – Contents comply with the Air Pollution Act Regulations”.For further information, check ‘Air Quality’ on Limerick.ie WhatsApp Previous articleAlmost half of city population is classified as disadvantagedNext articleCiaran Carey: “Focused Limerick are very hard to counteract” Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat TechPost | Episode 9 | Pay with Google, WAZE – the new Google Maps? and Speak don’t Type! center_img Twitter NewsEnvironmentCouncil turns up the heat on ‘smoky’ coal users and sellersBy Alan Jacques – February 6, 2019 1349 Advertisement Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow TAGSEnvironmentLimerick City and CountyNews RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues last_img read more

DS News Webcast: Thursday 1/23/2014

first_img Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: RE/MAX Leadership Honored as Real Estate’s ‘Most Influential’ Next: Despite Fewer Foreclosure Starts, Distressed Sales Rose in 2013 The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Home / Featured / DS News Webcast: Thursday 1/23/2014 Related Articles About Author: DSNews Is Rise in Forbearance Volume Cause for Concern? 2 days ago Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago January 23, 2014 637 Views  Print This Post in Featured, Media, Webcasts Subscribecenter_img Sign up for DS News Daily Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Year-end numbers tallying distressed home sales in 2013 were released by RealtyTrac this morning. The data indicates short sales and foreclosure-related sales—which includes sales to third-party buyers at foreclosure auction and sales of REOs—accounted for a combined 16.2% of all U.S. residential sales last year. It may surprise some to know that’s up slightly from both the previous two years.More than 256,000 short sales were completed in 2013 and while the short sale percentage was up from 2012, it slipped slightly compared to 2011. REO sales totaled more than 436,000 last year, with that share up from both the previous two years. Properties sold to third parties at foreclosure auction also rose, as did all-cash purchases, which ended the year at 29.1% of all U.S. residential sales after trending higher in the second half of the year. We reported yesterday that sales of mortgage servicing rights were on the rise, with two portfolios for Fannie Mae and Ginnie Mae loans currently up for bid. Wells Fargo later announced that it has a buyer for 2% of its total residential servicing portfolio. The bank says it is selling MSRs to $39 billion in loans to Ocwen’s servicing arm. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year. Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago 2014-01-23 DSNews The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago DS News Webcast: Thursday 1/23/2014last_img read more

Deposit 15.72 Cr Refundable To Students And Extra 25 Cr With ASC To Claim Affiliation: Supreme Court Directs Kannur Medical College

first_imgTop StoriesDeposit 15.72 Cr Refundable To Students And Extra 25 Cr With ASC To Claim Affiliation: Supreme Court Directs Kannur Medical College LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK18 Feb 2021 7:07 AMShare This – xThe Supreme Court directed the Kannur Medical College to deposit Rs.15,72,89,020/- with the Admission Supervisory Committee for Professional Colleges in Kerala along with full details of the guardians/students to whom the amounts have to be refunded within a period of one month.The bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna also directed it to make a deposit of Rs.25 crores…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court directed the Kannur Medical College to deposit Rs.15,72,89,020/- with the Admission Supervisory Committee for Professional Colleges in Kerala along with full details of the guardians/students to whom the amounts have to be refunded within a period of one month.The bench comprising Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjeev Khanna also directed it to make a deposit of Rs.25 crores with the Admission Supervisory Committee as a pre condition to claim affiliation.The court said that, thereafter, ASC has to issue fresh notices to the remaining students (possibly 92 in number) and examine the objections or claims made by the guardians/students as to the actual amount paid by them on the basis of material placed by the guardians/students and the college. ASC was directed to complete this exercise preferably within a period of nine months.”KMC would be entitled to claim affiliation and admit students only after they have deposited Rs.15,72,89,020/- and Rs.25 crores, as indicated above. Of course, KMC, for affiliation would have to meet and satisfy all statutory conditions. It is made absolutely clear that if the aforesaid payments of Rs.15,72,89,020/- and Rs.25 crores are not made, the order passed by the ASC and KUHS denying/rejecting KMC’s application for continuation of affiliation for academic year 2020-21 and future academic years would continue.”, the Court observed.The court issued these directives while disposing an appeal filed against the Kerala High Court order which had stayed the operation of the order dated 29th April, 2020 passed by the Kerala University of Health Sciences whereby the College was denied affiliation for conducting MBBS and post graduate courses for the academic year 2020-21.The Supreme Court had, in 2017, upheld the order passed by the High Court in October 2016, cancelling the admissions made by the college, after it found that it had not published correct prospectus on their website, and were not transparent in furnishing all the details regarding the online admissions. Thereafter, the State of Kerala promulgated the Kerala Professional Colleges (Regularisation of Admissions in Medical Colleges) Ordinance, 2017 to regularise MBBS admissions in certain colleges against payment of Rs.3,00,000/- (rupees three lakhs only) per student as a regularisation fee. The Ordinance was struck down by the Supreme Court. Later, the Supreme court also directed the college to return the double of the amount than the fees at deposited by each one of 150 students with college, by 4th September, 2018. Now, the court has issued following directives: (a) KMC shall deposit Rs.15,72,89,020/- with the ASC along with full details of the guardians/students to whom the amounts have to be paid, their addresses and bank accounts, within a period of one month from today. On deposit of the said amounts, the ASC would disburse and make payments to the guardians/students. (b) ASC would issue fresh notices to the remaining students (possibly 92 in number) as was the position before impugned order dated 22nd November, 2019 was passed. It will examine the objections or claims made by the guardians/students as to the actual amount paid by them on the basis of material placed by the guardians/students and the college. It will thereupon pass appropriate orders. Any party, i.e. the guardian/student/college, aggrieved by the order to be passed by the ASC would be entitled to challenge the same before the High Court. (c) KMC would make a deposit of Rs.25 crores with the ASC, which deposit would be converted into multiple fixed deposit receipts as the ASC may deem appropriate. (d) ASC would disburse and make payments to the guardians/ students on the basis of the orders passed by it or on the basis of the orders passed by the High Court in case a writ petition is filed impugning the order passed by the ASC regarding quantification and refund. (e) The orders passed by the ASC would indicate that the payments in terms of the said order would be made within 45 days of the passing of the order and that any party, be it the student/guardian or KMC, would have the right to challenge the order before the High Court. The High Court upon examination of the case would be entitled to grant stay or direct refund/payment. (f) KMC would be entitled to claim affiliation and admit students only after they have deposited Rs.15,72,89,020/- and Rs.25 crores, as indicated above. Of course, KMC, for affiliation would have to meet and satisfy all statutory conditions. It is made absolutely clear that if the aforesaid payments of Rs.15,72,89,020/- and Rs.25 crores are not made, the order passed by the ASC and KUHS denying/rejecting KMC’s application for continuation of affiliation for academic year 2020-21 and future academic years would continue. As the amount of Rs.15,72,89,020/- has not been disputed by the College, in case it fails to deposit the same, the students/ guardians will be well within their rights to approach the authorities for enforcement and payment. Further, in the event that KMC does not deposit Rs.15,72,89,020/- and Rs.25 crores, decision with regards to grant of affiliation shall be made by the ASC and KUHS only upon determination, settlement and refund of all claims pertaining to the students admitted in the academic year 2016-17. Compliance report would be filed in terms of order dated 4th October, 2018.(g) As indicated above, the ASC would be entitled to open a separate bank account and convert the amounts received in multiple fixed deposits of varying amounts for different periods. The bank account and the fixed deposits would be in the name of KMC, i.e. Kannur Medical College, but the account/deposits would be only operated and abide by the instructions of the Authorised Officer/Member of the ASC. For the purpose of account opening, KMC would provide their PAN number and other details. KMC would assist and cooperate with the ASC. Tax at source, if any, deducted on the interest would be reflected as deducted on interest earned by KMC. The interest accrued on the fixed deposits would also be income and would be reflected in the income-tax returns of KMC. However, the interest accrued on the deposits/bank account (minus the TDS) would be also available to the ASC to make payment to the students. (h) ASC is requested to complete the aforesaid exercise as expeditiously as possible and preferably within a period of nine months from the date of this order. Upon completion of the entire exercise, including awaiting the decision of the High Court/this Court, the ASC shall refund excess amount, if any, to KMC. In case of a shortfall, it would be the obligation of KMC to make the amount available for disbursal to the guardians/students. In case of failure to make payment, the ASC would be entitled to issue appropriate orders/directions, including direction to restrain KMC from admitting students in the then current or the next academic year. Such direction, however, would not affect the students who have already been admitted.(i) In case of any difficulty in implementation or clarification of this order, it would be open to the parties to move an application for directions, clarification or modification before this Court.CASE: LALITHA R NATH vs. KANNUR MEDICAL COLLEGE [CIVIL APPEAL NO. 596 OF 2021]CORAM: Justices S. Abdul Nazeer and Sanjeev KhannaCOUNSEL: Adv Raghenth Basant, AOR Liz Mathew, Adv Mohammed Sadique T A, for petitioners, Sr Adv Jaideep Gupta for ASC, Sr. Adv Maninder Singh for CollegeCITATION: LL 2021 SC 96Click here to Read/Download JudgmentRead JudgmentSubscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. 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Madras High Court Restrains PIL Petitioner From Filing PIL For One Year

first_imgNews UpdatesMadras High Court Restrains PIL Petitioner From Filing PIL For One Year Sparsh Upadhyay31 March 2021 10:55 PMShare This – xIn an unusual order, the Madras High Court on Monday (30th March) debarred a petitioner from instituting any public interest litigation in this Court for a period of one year. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy ordered thus, while hearing the plea of one S. P. V. Paul Raj who sought compulsory medical test of all the candidates contesting…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginIn an unusual order, the Madras High Court on Monday (30th March) debarred a petitioner from instituting any public interest litigation in this Court for a period of one year. The Bench of Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy ordered thus, while hearing the plea of one S. P. V. Paul Raj who sought compulsory medical test of all the candidates contesting in the Tamil Nadu legislative assembly elections. Taking up his plea, the Court, at the outset, remarked, “This is utterly a frivolous matter and it is hoped that some degree of responsibility will be exercised before rubbish is thrown at the Court in the future.” Further, the Court noted that the petitioner had instituted public interest litigation since the petitioner desired that all candidates contesting in the Legislative Assembly elections should undertake a compulsory medical test so that 6,29,43,512 voters can be protected from infecting the deadly Covid-19 virus. Significantly, the Court opined, “There is no basis for such prayer and there is no need for the candidates to subject themselves to such medical test merely because an odd citizen desires it.” Lastly, dismissing the plea with costs, the Court ordered that the petitioner would remain restrained from instituting any public interest litigation in the Court for a period of one year without first obtaining the leave of the relevant Bench. Case title – S.P.V. Paul Raj v. The Chief Electoral Officer, Chennai and another [W.P.(MD) No.7078 of 2021] Click Here to Download OrderRead OrderNext Storylast_img read more

Police appeal for witnesses after Derry crash

first_imgHomepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Google+ Google+ Facebook DL Debate – 24/05/21 Police appeal for witnesses after Derry crash RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Twitter News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Police in Derry are appealing for witnesses following a road traffic collision close to the junction of Strand Road and Pennyburn Roundabout on yesterday.Constable Mailey said : “It was reported that at around 9.50am at the junction of Strand Road and Pennyburn Roundabout a van was in collision with a pedestrian. The pedestrian, a man aged in his 70’s, was taken to hospital for treatment following the collision.”Police are urging anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident to contact Strand Road Police Station on the non-emergency number 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111. Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleUK Brexit Secretary won’t recognise Brussels deadlineNext articleMoy overcome Newbridge to reach Ulster Club IFC Final News Highland WhatsApp Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic By News Highland – November 12, 2017 Pinterest Facebook Twitter Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Cave Fire erupts in Santa Barbara County, scorching 4,100 acres

first_imgSix-hundred firefighters are assigned to battle the blaze.Click here for health tips for residents who are escaping the flames.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. #CaveFire– Scenes from the fire lines off CA Hwy-154 approximately 3 miles north of Santa Barbara. pic.twitter.com/Rb1JSaq6M9— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) November 26, 2019 #CaveFire– FF’s from Santa Barbara County Fire battle flames off CA Hwy-154 north of Santa Barbara Monday night. pic.twitter.com/JOaJbhedl8— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) November 26, 2019 Rain is heading to the region on Wednesday, which could help fight the fire. But the 1 to 2 inches of rainfall could also cause debris flow in parts of coastal Southern California. MattGush/iStock(SANTA BARBARA COUNTY, Calif.) — A wildfire has erupted in Santa Barbara County and is 0 percent contained Tuesday morning after scorching 4,100 acres.No injuries have been reported in the Cave Fire, which broke out Monday afternoon and was fueled by winds up to 50 mph.Some evacuations were ordered, according to the Santa Barbara County fire officials.The Cave Fire has caused power outages in parts of southern Santa Barbara County.center_img Here comes our cold winter storm, currently over northern CA and western OR. Rain starts near the #CaveFire around 3am Wednesday. #CAwx https://t.co/pZLKO4u95V— NWS Los Angeles (@NWSLosAngeles) November 26, 2019 #CaveFire– Santa Barbara City FF Erik Adair battles flames near a home off Cieneguitas Rd in Santa Barbara Monday night. pic.twitter.com/vzhHuc2JJS— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) November 26, 2019 #CaveFire– A Cal Fire S-2 makes a phos-chek drop near a home on the east side of Painted Cave Road Tuesday morning in Santa Barbara County. pic.twitter.com/2pKkgYV1gx— SBCFireInfo (@EliasonMike) November 26, 2019last_img read more

E-Skills gears up for information age

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. E-Skills gears up for information ageOn 1 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today E-Skills UK, the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for IT, telecoms and contactcentres, has joined forces with major IT-related institutions to establish theSkills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) foundation. This will enableemployers of IT professionals to set up a framework for assessing theprofessional skills of their IT staff and help to identify people with theright skills for projects and assignments. Working with e-Skills in the venture are the British Computer Society, theInstitute for the Management of Information Systems, and the Institute ofElectrical Engineers. The foundation will provide the framework free of charge to end-userorganisations and will license it to providers of software and services whichwant to base their offerings on SFIA. Its steering group is made up of people from SFIA’s user community andincludes Accenture, Cisco, the Department of Trade and Industry, IBM, LearningTree, the Ministry of Defence, Norwich Union, Parity, QA Training and the IrishComputer Society. “E-Skills has developed SFIA with input from the industry at everystage,” says Terry Watts, the SSC’s chief operations officer. “Thefoundation will now be able to take this further and ensure the framework isused to develop skills on a continuous basis to benefit employees andemployers. “On-the-job learning is crucial to IT. Employers can use the frameworknot just to ensure they find the right people for their projects, but the rightprojects for their people.” Weblink www.sfia.org.uklast_img read more