WTC Final Day 2 Stumps: Brilliant Virat Kohli & Ajinkya Rahane saves the day for India as bad light stops play 33 overs early Lahore Qalandars431060.058 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGSPSL 2021 Green capPSL 2021 March Live UpdatesPSL 2021 Maroon capPSL 2021 Point tablePSL 2021 tickets SHARE Cricket ENG W vs IND W Test: Sneh Rana, Shafali Verma shine as one-off Test ends in draw Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test Cricket: 10 things you should know about India skipper- check out Facebook Twitter By Kunal Dhyani – March 1, 2021 Karachi Kings422040.798 Multan Sultans41302-0.019 Cricket Cricket Cricket PSL 2021, KAR beats QUE: Karachi Kings defeats Quetta Gladiators to keep playoffs berth alive Cricket PSL 2021 Live streaming: Event schedule for PSL 2021:Mon, 1 Mar – Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators (N); NSK, KarachiWed, 3 Mar – Karachi Kings v Peshawar Zalmi (D); Quetta Gladiators v Multan Sultans (N); both matches at NSK, KarachiThu, 4 Mar – Lahore Qalandars v Islamabad United (N); NSK, KarachiFri, 5 Mar – Multan Sultans v Karachi Kings (N); NSK, KarachiSat, 6 Mar – Islamabad United v Quetta Gladiators (D); Peshawar Zalmi v Lahore Qalandars (N); NSK, KarachiSun, 7 Mar – Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators (D); Islamabad United v Karachi Kings (N); NSK, KarachiWed, 10 Mar – Peshawar Zalmi v Karachi Kings (N); GSL, LahoreThu, 11 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Lahore Qalandars (N); GSL, LahoreFri, 12 Mar – Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi (D); Islamabad United v Lahore Qalandars (N); both matches at GSL, LahoreSat 13 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Karachi Kings (D); Multan Sultans v Islamabad United (N); both matches at GSL, LahoreSun, 14 Mar – Quetta Gladiators v Peshawar Zalmi (D); Lahore Qalandars v Karachi Kings (N); both matches at GSL, LahoreMon, 15 Mar – Islamabad United v Peshawar Zalmi (N); GSL, LahoreTue, 16 Mar – Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars (N); GSL, LahoreThu, 18 Mar – Qualifier (1 v 2) (N); GSL, LahoreFri, 19 Mar – Eliminator 1 (3 v 4) (N); GSL, LahoreSat, Mar 20 – Eliminator 2 (loser Qualifier v winner Eliminator 1) (N); GSL, LahoreMon, 22 Mar – Final (N), GSL, LahorePSL 2021 March Live Updates: Point table, Green cap, Maroon cap, Full Schedule, Tickets, Date, Time, Live streaming, Teams , Squads, All you need to knowPSL 2021 Full SquadsIslamabad UnitedAlex Hales, Asif Ali, Colin Munro, Faheem Ashraf, Hussain Talat, Musa Khan, Shadab Khan, Zafar Gohar, Hassan Ali, Chris Jordan, Lewis Gregory, Phil Salt, Rohail Nazir, Reece Topley, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Ahmed Saifi Abdullah, Akif JavedKarachi KingsAmir Yamin, Arshad Iqbal, Babar Azam, Colin Ingram, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Sharjeel Khan, Waqas Maqsood, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Chadwick Walton, Joe Clarke, Noor Ahmad, Danish Aziz, Mohammad Ilyas, Zeeshan Malik, Qasim AkramLahore QalandarsBen Dunk, David Wiese, Dilbar Hussain, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Hafeez, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sohail Akhtar, Rashid Khan, Joe Denly, Samit Patel, Tom Abell, Zeeshan Ashraf, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Faizan, Maaz Khan, Zaid Alam, Ahmed DanyalMultan SultansShahid Afridi, Imran Tahir, James Vince, Khushdil Shah, Rilee Rossouw, Shan Masood, Sohail Tanvir, Usman Qadir, Chris Lynn, Sohail Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Carlos Brathwaite, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohaib Ullah, Adam Lyth, Shahnawaz Dhani, Muhammad Umar, Imran Khan SrPeshawar ZalmiHaider Ali, Kamran Akmal, Liam Livingstone, Shoaib Malik, Wahab Riaz, David Miller, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Ravi Bopara, Sherfane Rutherford, Amad Butt, Umaid Asif, Saqib Mahmood, Imam-ul-Haq, Muhammad Imran, Mohammad Irfan, Ibrar Ahmed, Mohammad Amir KhanQuetta GladiatorsAnwar Ali, Azam Khan, Ben Cutting, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Naseem Shah, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Zahid Mahmood, Chris Gayle, Dale Steyn, Tom Banton, Usman Khan Shinwari, Cameron Delport, Qais Ahmad, Abdul Nasir, Saim Ayub, Arish Ali Khan, Usman KhanPSL 2021 March Live Updates: Point table, Green cap, Maroon cap, Full Schedule, Tickets, Date, Time, Live streaming, Teams , Squads, All you need to know Previous articleVijay Hazare Trophy 2021: BEN vs HAR: Bishnoi, Rohilla’s fifties guide Haryana to 5-wicket victoryNext articleVijay Hazare Trophy DEL vs RAJ Result: Delhi Won by 8 Wickets Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. 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TimePSL 2021 matches Will begin Star at 7:30 PM ISTPSL 2021 Live Updates: What are the venues for PSL 2021? – VenuePSL 2021 will be played across Karachi, LahorePSL 2021 Live Updates: How do I watch live streaming of PSL 2021 matches?The live streaming of the PSL 2021 match will be available on Sony LIV You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.co PSL 2021 March Live Updates: Point table, Green cap, Maroon cap, Full Schedule, Tickets, Date, Time, Live streaming, Teams , Squads, All you need to knowPakistan Super League 2021 – Points Table WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 2 Stumps: West Indies bowled out for 149 runs in 1st innings, SA lead by 149 runs PSL 2021 ISL beat MUL: Mohd Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan shine as Islamabad United defeats Multan Sultans by 4 wickets Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Islamabad United32104-0.175 PSL Latest Points Table: Lahore Qalandars lose playoff berth, Islamabad United tops leaderboard PSL 2021 March, Live Updates: Point table, Green cap, Maroon cap, Full Schedule, Tickets, Date, Time, Live streaming, Teams , Squads, All you need to know Quetta Gladiators30300-1.53 WTC final LIVE broadcast: ICC’s mega broadcast plan, India vs New Zealand live streaming starts today in 195 countries Cricket CricketPakistan Super LeaguePakistan Super League 2021 Cricket TeamMWLN/RPtsRR PSL 2021 March Live Updates: Point table, Green cap, Maroon cap, Full Schedule, Tickets, Date, Time, Live streaming, Teams , Squads, All you need to knowPSL 2021 Live Updates: Where will PSL 2021 be held?PSL 2021 will take place in the Pakistan from Feb 20 to Mar – 22, 2021. 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Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Banking sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Stanbic IBTC Bank (IBTC.ng) 2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileStanbic IBTC Plc is a financial services company in Nigeria offering banking products and services for the retail, corporate, investment and wealth management sectors. The Personal and Corporate Banking division provides a full-service offering ranging from transactional accounts to residential accommodation loans, vehicle and equipment finance and instalment finance. The Corporate and Investment Banking division offers products and services for foreign exchange, fixed income and equity trading as well as transactional banking, corporate and property lending and custodial and trade finance services. The Wealth Management division provides services for investment management, pension management, portfolio management, unit trust/fund management and trusteeship services. Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc undertakes venture capital projects and private equity investments; acts as an executor and trustee of wills and trusts; and provides agency, insurance brokerage and stockbroking services. Founded in 1989, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc is a subsidiary of Stanbic Africa Holdings Limited. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Stanbic IBTC Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange
Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Belleville, IL Associate Rector Columbus, GA Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Submit a Job Listing The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET People Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud: Crossing continents and cultures with the most beautiful instrument you’ve never heard Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Tampa, FL Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Aug 25, 2014 Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Shreveport, LA Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Washington, DC Paul-Gordon Chandler named president/CEO of CARAVAN Featured Events Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Tags Submit a Press Release Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Albany, NY [CARAVAN press release] Rev. Canon Paul-Gordon Chandler, a mission partner with The Episcopal Church and the former Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Cairo, Egypt from 2003-2013, has assumed the role of President/CEO of CARAVAN, an interfaith arts non-profit (501c3) that seeks to “build bridges through the Arts between the creeds and cultures of the East and West.” CARAVAN started as an interfaith arts movement out of Cairo and became a non-profit organization based from Chicago this last March 2014. CARAVAN brings together many of the Middle East’s premier artists, with noted Western artists, to build respect, increase understanding and encourage friendship between the Middle East and the West. One of the flagship initiatives of CARAVAN is the globally recognized CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art. Each year this unique exhibition has garnered attention from the international press, media and art world, attracting thousands of visitors. In 2013, many thousands of Middle Easterners and Westerners viewed CARAVAN’s public art exhibition of painted donkeys (symbolizing “Peace and Compassion”) by premier artists from the Middle East and West, first throughout Cairo, followed by an estimated 120,000 people visiting CARAVAN’s exhibition in London, England at the world renowned St. Paul’s Cathedral. The 2014 CARAVAN Exhibition of Visual Art opens in late August at National Cathedral in Washington D.C. (August 30-October 6) and involves 48 premier and emerging Egyptian and Western artists (of Muslim, Christian and Jewish backgrounds). Titled “AMEN—A Prayer for the World,” the exhibition seeks to express the deep, fundamental human acknowledgement of power and hope in the universe, for all peoples. This major arts initiative is an aspirational expression of hope and goodwill for the peoples of the Middle East and the rest of the world. Following the exhibition in Washington D.C. it will move to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City (October 12-November 23). In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector Martinsville, VA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Smithfield, NC
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News October 17, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Ibero-American leaders get nothing in return for backing Cuba at summit RSF and Fundamedios welcome US asylum ruling in favor of Cuban journalist Serafin Moran Santiago Organisation Reporters Without Borders is disappointed at the outcome of the Ibero-American summit in the Spanish city of Salamanca, where leaders on 15 October adopted two resolutions in support of the Cuban government and ignored the plight of the 300 dissidents, including 23 journalists, who are in Cuban jails. New press freedom predators elected to UN Human Rights Council Reporters Without Borders voiced disappointment today at the outcome of last weekend’s Ibero-American summit in the Spanish city of Salamanca, where leaders adopted two resolutions in support of the Cuban government without any getting anything in return on human rights. “Although a notable absentee, Fidel Castro got the 19 heads of state and government attending the summit to support his demands,” the press freedom organisation said. “We do not understand why democratically-elected leaders give their backing to Cuba’s authoritarian regime without obtaining any matching concessions on human rights issues.”Reporters Without Borders added: “We point out that Cuba currently has around 300 political prisoners including 23 journalists whose only crime is to think differently from the government. What is unacceptable from any other repressive regime in the world is no less so coming from Cuba. Why this double standard? We expect a coherent and firm stance towards Cuba from both European Union and Latin American countries.”The leaders of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries participating in the two-day summit adopted 16 resolutions to accompany their final statement on 15 October. Two of them were in response to Cuba’s requests.One of these resolutions said: “We ask the government of the United States of America to implement what was envisaged in 13 successive resolutions approved by the United Nations general assembly and to put an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade that it maintains against Cuba.”The second resolution supported Venezuela’s efforts to obtain the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles, an anti-Castro activist and former CIA agent who is wanted for a terrorist attack on a Cuban airliner in October 1976 which killed 73 civilians. Posada is now in the United States where the courts refuse to extradite him. CubaAmericas News RSF_en Receive email alerts May 6, 2020 Find out more October 15, 2020 Find out more to go further News Help by sharing this information Cuba and its Decree Law 370: annihilating freedom of expression on the Internet CubaAmericas News Follow the news on Cuba October 12, 2018 Find out more
RSF_en Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa Algeria pressures reporters by delaying renewal of accreditation Follow the news on Algeria News News Algeria : Reporter jailed after covering Tuareg protests in southern Algeria to go further Reporters Without Borders said today it was shocked at the murder on 26 July of Algerian TV presenter Mourad Belkacem and called on the authorities to investigate at once the circumstances and motives for the killing.A relative found the body of the journalist, gagged and bound, in a cupboard at his apartment in Algiers. He appeared to have been hit over the head, his belongings searched and items and documents stolen. Police said the killer had not broken into the apartment.Belkacem was a veteran French-language radio presenter who worked for Canal Algérie, which is beamed abroad, and was not politically active.Reporters Without Borders notes that 57 journalists and about 40 media assistants were murdered in Algeria between 1993 and 1996. Harassment of Algerian reporters intensifies in run-up to parliamentary elections May 12, 2021 Find out more News News Organisation AlgeriaMiddle East – North Africa July 27, 2002 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV presenter murdered May 18, 2021 Find out more April 29, 2021 Find out more
Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Print This Post Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Previous: African-American Homebuyers Still Feeling Impact of Great Recession Next: Freddie Mac Settles $1.3B Trust Offering Pending home sales dropped in October, signaling a decline in inventory and a small rise in mortgage rates in October from September, according to the National Association of Realtors. However, despite the slowdown, economic conditions still seem positive.“While contract signings have decreased, the overall economic landscape remains favorable,” said Lawrence Yun, NAR’s chief economist. “Mortgage rates continue to be low at below 4%, which will attract buyers, employment levels are strong and many recession claims have dissipated.”NAR’s Pending Home Sales Index (PHSI) fell 1.7% to 106.7 in October. Year-over-year contract signings jumped 4.4%. NAR notes that an index of 100 is equal to the level of contract activity in 2001.“We still need to address and, more importantly, correct inadequate levels of inventory across the country,” Yun said. “There is no shortage of buyers seeking homes, but a lack of available units continues to drag down the nation’s housing market and overall economy.”“We risk a lingering shortage of sufficient inventory if homebuilding only continues at its current pace over the next 20 years, when the U.S. population is projected to increase by more than 40 million over this period. Clearly, home builders must step in and construct more housing.”With the exception of the Northeast, all regional indices saw declines in October. The PHSI in the Northeast rose 1.9% to 95.7 in October, 3.0% higher than a year ago. In the Midwest, the index slid 2.7% to 101.4 last month, 1.8% higher than in October 2018.Pending home sales in the South decreased 1.7% to an index of 125.3 in October, a 5.1% increase from last October. The index in the West declined 3.4% in October 2019 to 91.9, which is an increase of 7.5% from a year ago. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Home Prices Mortgages Sales 2019-11-27 Seth Welborn Tagged with: Home Prices Mortgages Sales Home / Daily Dose / Home Sale Activity Indicating Economic Shifts Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles Home Sale Activity Indicating Economic Shifts About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago November 27, 2019 660 Views Sign up for DS News Daily Subscribe
Comments are closed. Asthe Government requests feedback on the day-to-day mechanisms of ModernApprenticeships, Elaine Essery asks readers if employer requirements are beingheeded and if they feel involvedThe Government’s first ‘end-to-end’ review focuses on the delivery of ModernApprenticeships. The review is led by the Learning Skills Council (LSC) and theDepartment for Education and Science (DfES) and a steering group withrepresentatives from key bodies such as the Adult Learning Inspectorate, SectorSkills Development Agency and even a Modern Apprentice. Its remit includes looking at barriers to effective delivery and makingrecommendations for a change programme to ensure that delivery mechanisms aregeared to achieving policy objectives. The team is expected to report soon, andits results will inform the 2004 spending review. In light of the review, weask if MAs are meeting expectations and what changes are needed. Alec McphedranTraining and talent development manager, Channel 4In the audiovisual industry the content and projected outcomes of MAs arefine, but bureaucratic barriers exist. Most people in our industry are onshort-term contracts, so few employers can support the duration of an MA schemebecause it’s not portable, modular or bite-sized. Securing funding from the LSC is problematic because they rely on continuitywith whoever is training. There is no flexibility in financing; it tends to beattached to organisations and training providers rather than individuals. Also,in practice it is not as learner-centred as it should be. The MA deliveryapproach is fine for 80 per cent of the UK, but not for those with no stabilityor regular work. David GoodsonDirector of training UK EMEA, Marriott HotelsThe scheme works for us. Our completion rate is better than the average inour sector because our corporate programme is centrally managed and locallysupported. Because we have tied it in with the way we do things anyway, it has beenwell-received. We already had a structured approach to training andcross-reference our own training with MA requirements to use as evidence. For a young person on an apprenticeship, there is a lot of paperworkinvolved and that puts people off. And while I get little negative feedback, Iknow that people feel it is a huge challenge so it needs to be simplified. Gary ArmitageSquadron leader, RAFModern Apprenticeships give us a focus for our training and buildingqualifications. The concept is fantastic. E-skills (the sector skills councilfor IT, telecoms and contact centres) has been working with our telecoms tradegroup and Edexcel to develop a national award as a technical certificate – agood example of a work-based provider working with an Sector Skills Council(SSC). Many external verifiers from awarding bodies come direct from college andneed a better understanding of the workplace. If you are talking about keyskills in a work-based environment, you should apply those that are relevant tothat sector. Mike SandersonChief executive at the engineering Sector Skills Council, SemtaOur employers know what they want. We have established the engineering MAframework to give them what they want, and it’s successful. The problem is thatthe LSC is imposing bureaucratic rules onto our framework that will almostcertainly turn employers off. Our framework has always had the opportunity tomove to level 4, but LSC forbids it, so if a centre wants to offer this level,it has to go to the Higher Education Funding Council for England(HEFCE). Wealso want to include business-improvement techniques NVQs, but the LSC forbidsthat, saying it would be too generic. Key skills are also a stumbling block. Wewant more exemptions. Some employers are not prepared to send candidates forfive external exams that take time out of the work day. Steve LockwoodUK modern apprenticeship programme manager, EDSWhile MAs are delivering what we need, I would like to see more employerinvolvement in decision-making. Where there is employer consultation, it’s too selective and notrepresentative enough. There is far too much influence from academia andtraining providers rather than employer providers. The Cassells report indicated more employer involvement was needed, and it hasbeen far too long for more not to have happened. Technical certificates are areal bind. They go against the whole ethos of NVQs not being exam-based, andyou do not need them. There are more and more add-ons coming along, and it ismaking many major employers think, ‘Do we really want all this hassle?’ FeedbackWhat do you think? If you have a view on how ModernApprenticeships are conducted, then write to the editor. Or if you have a topicyou’d like to be discussed on our Talking Points page, let us know in no morethan 50 words. Send correspondence to Stephanie Sparrow, Editor, TrainingMagazine, by e-mail: [email protected],fax: 020-8652 8805 or post: Training Magazine, 3rd floor, Quadrant House, TheQuadrant, Sutton, Surrey SM2 5AS. Please include full contact details so thatwe can get back to you. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Take a stand on deliveryOn 1 Feb 2004 in Personnel Today