Economists urge caution over large drop in Chinese exports

first_img Tags: NULL whatsapp Economists urge caution over large drop in Chinese exports Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe Wrap’Drake & Josh’ Star Drake Bell Arrested in Ohio on Attempted ChildThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The WrapThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe WrapWatch President Biden Do Battle With a Cicada: ‘It Got Me’ (Video)The WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap CHINESE exports dropped sharply in August, but economists were quick to point out the data did not point to a slowdown in global demand.A fall in a country’s exports can signal that demand from abroad is weak, but this is unlikely to be the case according to Paul Donovan, an economist at UBS. “In an environment where the renminbi weakened in August, Chinese exporters have an incentive under-invoice exports, thus delaying translating their foreign currency revenues into renminbi. “Why translate now if you can get more renminbi for your dollar in the future? The data has little to tell us about global demand.”He added: “US export data recently showed none of this data and it is unlikely to be taking market share from China.” Chinese exports were 5.5 per cent less in August in dollar terms than in the same month last year, according to official figures published yesterday.However, Chinese imports were 13.8 per cent down on last year, signallying that demand for goods and services within China was lacklustre. whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Express KCS Share Wednesday 9 September 2015 5:03 amlast_img read more

News / ‘Nightmare’ for hauliers as demand swamps landside services at port of Liverpool

first_img Peak vessel demand at the UK port of Liverpool last week brought severe landside delays and nightmarish waits for hauliers at the T1 terminal, according to a spokesperson for Peel Ports.Feedback to The Loadstar this morning from hauliers suggested turnaround times for vehicles at T1 was “still very slow”, with the problem appearing to be a lack of straddle carriers to serve the landside operation.The spokesperson said: “Extended haulier wait times last week were a result of peak vessel demand and a temporary suspension of operations at Terminal 1 due to an influx of traffic and time required to ensure the allocation of orderly and safe queuing patterns.”The Loadstar heard complaints from several hauliers last week that delays at the port had reached “boiling point” for the trucking sector; that it was “soul destroying” trying to get VBS appointments and for drivers stranded in hours-long queues to pick up or drop off boxes.And they claimed import delays resulted in customers incurring substantial rent and demurrage charges from carriers, some drivers were refusing to take jobs at the port and there was a lack of willingness by port management to discuss the problems, as well as the “disgusting” standard of toilet facilities for truck drivers at the terminals.The port told The Loadstar it was “in the process of employing over 150 new recruits”, but did not clarify the position regarding shortage of equipment for servicing vehicles. It said the health and safety of all port users was its “number-one priority” and blamed the poor standard of toilet facilities on a blockage in water pipes that it said was “treated as an emergency and resolved within four hours”.The spokesperson added: “All portside facilities are now back up and running and continue to be checked and maintained on a regular basis. During periods of high use, we will ensure increased maintenance is in place.”Meanwhile, a carrier contact told The Loadstar last week he thought Liverpool had been “too successful” in attracting business from the UK’s saturated main container ports in the south, and this was now overwhelming its facilities.“Something has to give when Liverpool gets these unplanned peaks and that is always going to be the landside,” he said.The congestion at UK ports continues to cause a “critical build-up” of empty equipment at ports and depots, according to the latest data from Container xChange. Its latest CAx (container availability index) recorded another big jump in the number of empty containers in the UK.“It seems the situation has further deteriorated; we are now seeing critical levels of boxes building up at Southampton and Felixstowe,” said Container xChange.It agreed the launch of new services into Liverpool was “coming unstuck, with the port struggling to handle increased volumes”.It added: “This is reflected in an accelerating excess of containers at the port.”It said the availability of 40ft equipment was up from a reading of 0.59 last year to 0.75. In the CAx index, a reading of 0.50 represents a balanced market – a reading below suggests a deficit of equipment, whereas a figure over that indicates an excess=. Photo 194844545 © Peter Jarvis – Dreamstime.com By Mike Wackett 08/03/2021last_img read more

All of tonight’s GAA results as we get ready for a busy weekend

first_imgMeanwhile in Division 2, Camross were winners over Borris-Kilcotton to pick up their third straight win in that grade and maintain their unbeaten start.Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 1BSt Joseph’s 2-11 Emo 2-15Laois Shopping Centre ACFL Division 5 Group AClonaslee St Manmans 3-8 The Harps in 0-11Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 1AClough-Ballacolla 1-18 Colt 1-9Laois Shopping Centre ACHL Division 2Camross 1-20 Borris-Kilcotton 0-16How they stand in ACFL Division 1BSEE ALSO – 1985 Election Memories: A Fianna Fáil landslide, first woman elected, some big name casualties and losing out by four votes Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Previous articleLaois minor hurling team named for championship opener against WestmeathNext articleTributes paid as legendary Matt Connor retires from An Garda Síochána Siun Lennonhttp://heresosiun.blogspot.ie/2016/09/the-lekkie-piccie-experience.htmlSiún Lennon joined LaoisToday in a full-time capacity after studying Journalism and New Media in the University of Limerick. She hails from Rosenallis and her interests vary from news, sports and politics. WhatsApp Twitter WhatsApp Twitter GAA TAGSGAA resultsLaois GAA Results Emo moved up to fourth place in ACFL Division 1B this evening thanks to a four-point win away to St Joseph’s.St Joseph’s intermediate side – the highest-ranked second team in the county – are still without a first win as the club battles to keep the show on the road with teams in the top two divisions.It was the only Division 1A or 1B game down for decision this evening – with the remainder of the games pencilled in for this coming Saturday.In Division 1A of the hurling league Clough-Ballacolla’s intermediate team were 1-18 to 1-9 winners over Colt.That result means that Ballyfin still lead the way in that division with six points from four games but five teams are behind them on on four points – Portlaoise, Clough-Ballacolla, Colt, Ballinakill and Rathdowney-Errill. Facebook Pinterestcenter_img Home Sport GAA All of tonight’s GAA results as we get ready for a busy… SportGAA RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR By Siun Lennon – 25th April 2019 GAA 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin All of tonight’s GAA results as we get ready for a busy weekend Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results Facebook Pinterest GAA last_img read more

CSA proposes standardized risk classification methodology for funds

first_img imilian/123RF Related news Keywords Fund Facts,  ETF FactsCompanies Canadian Securities Administrators CSA reminds investors to look out for ETF Facts The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) published proposed rule changes on Thursday that would require fund managers to use a standardized methodology for determining the risk level for mutual funds to use in their Fund Facts disclosure documents and for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to use in ETF Facts documents. The proposed methodology for classifying funds would retain the current five-category risk rating scale rather than expanding to six categories as initially proposed. The proposed categories would align with the existing Investment Funds Institute of Canada methodology that many fund managers already use to measure risk. Facebook LinkedIn Twitter AMF finds deficiencies in “Fund Facts” review The new methodology would continue to use standard deviation as the basic risk measure for funds that have a 10-year performance history and it would establish principles for fund managers to follow when selecting a reference index as a proxy for funds that don’t have a 10-year history. Finally, the proposal would only require fund managers to assess their funds’ risk level annually rather than monthly, as earlier proposals suggested. “The introduction of a standardized mutual fund risk classification methodology will result in greater transparency and consistency, which will allow investors to more readily compare the investment risk levels of different mutual funds,” says Louis Morisset, the CSA’s chairman and president and CEO of the Autorité des marchés financiers. “We believe that the proposed methodology will benefit both investors and market participants.” Given that the CSA’s proposed methodology largely follows the methodology that’s already in use at most fund managers — and as firms will only be required to reassess their funds annually — the CSA’s proposal says the expected costs of complying with the proposals “will be minimal” as most fund managers are alreadyfollowing this approach to determining risk levels. The CSA is aiming to publish final rules implementing these amendments in the fall of 2016, with the requirements taking effect three months after that. In the meantime, the proposals are out for a 90-day comment period, with comments due by March 9, 2016. James Langton Share this article and your comments with peers on social media CSA decides on standard deviation to classify riskiness of fundslast_img read more

Canadian economic outlook: 2017 and beyond

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JCDC to Stage Food Festival April 11

first_imgRelatedJCDC to Stage Food Festival April 11 RelatedJCDC to Stage Food Festival April 11 FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The Jamaica Cultural Development Commission (JCDC) will be staging a food festival, involving parishes in its North Eastern Region, at the Gray’s Inn Estate in Annotto Bay, St. Mary, on Friday, April 11.Marlene Pusey-Reid, Regional Manager for the North Eastern Region, told JIS News that the event would be held as part of this year’s Festival of Arts Competition and would involve participants from Portland, St. Mary and St. Ann, including schools, individuals, and community groups, with the winners receiving cash awards, trophies and medals for their performances.She said the day’s activities would feature a competition among the participants in culinary arts, display booths to be set up by a number of government and non-governmental organizations in St. Mary, and an entertainment package with various cultural groups, and persons in the parish.Formerly known as the Culinary Arts Competition, the event has been re-organized and expanded in its scope, to include the cultural and entertainment components to make it more appealing to the public.Mrs. Pusey-Reid said the culinary component would include the preparation of various types of meals by the participants, as well as a celebrity “cook off,” in which persons with celebrity status would have the opportunity to prepare meals of their choice as part of the competition.She also noted that this component would include a live cooking segment, in which participants would make random selections of pre-determined meals listed in a mystery box and prepare these meals; and a sandwich making competition for children.Mrs. Pusey-Reid said there would be a food display competition, in which persons would display meals prepared before the day of the festival.She noted that among the organizations expected to set up display booths at the festival are the Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA), St. Mary Health Department, and Portland Health Department. Advertisementscenter_img JCDC to Stage Food Festival April 11 UncategorizedApril 7, 2008 RelatedJCDC to Stage Food Festival April 11last_img read more

University helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife

first_imgUniversity helps UK Overseas Territory become sanctuary for wildlife Marine scientists from the University of Plymouth have helped the world’s most remote inhabited island to become a sanctuary for wildlife.The community of Tristan da Cunha, a small chain of islands over 6,000 miles from London in the South Atlantic, has declared that almost 700,000 km² of its waters will join the UK’s Blue Belt of marine protection.The 687,247 km² Marine Protection Zone – almost three times the size of the UK – will safeguard one of the world’s most pristine marine environments and protect the wealth of wildlife that lives there.It has been made possible thanks to an international partnership including the UK Government, RSPB, National Geographic Pristine Seas, Blue Nature Alliance and Becht Family Charitable Trust together with Blue Marine Foundation, Wyss Foundation, Kaltroco, Don Quixote II Foundation, British Antarctic Survey, University of Plymouth and the Natural History Museum.The new Marine Protection Zone, announced in November 2020, will result in no fishing or other extractive activities being permitted across the whole area, also known as a ‘no-take zone’. It makes the Tristan islanders the guardians of the largest no-take zone in the relatively unprotected Atlantic Ocean.It also helps the UK Government with its ambition to lead the global effort to tackle the nature crisis and secure protection of 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030.The University’s contribution to the report – led by Professor of Deep-Sea Ecology Kerry Howell and PhD candidate Amelia Bridges – has involved using predictive modelling to assess the extent and distribution of vulnerable marine ecosystems.It focused on the deep seas of UK overseas territories in the South Atlantic, analysing photographic data from the sea floor and using it to produce a predictive map showing the distribution of cold water coral reefs in the region.This work, subsequently ratified during a research cruise funded by the UK Government’s Blue Belt programme, was then presented to the Tristan da Cunha Government and other project partners as part of their evidence gathering for the Marine Protection Zone. In this hands-on degree, one of the best in the UK and with an international reputation, you’ll explore the diversity of marine life from coastal margins to the deep sea and gain an in-depth understanding of the biology of marine organisms. Teaching takes advantage of the South Devon coast as well as some of Europe’s best marine facilities – so you’ll have the opportunity to not just experience marine biology but to practice it at the highest levels in both the laboratory and out in the field.You’ll gain an understanding of marine life at the level of the biology of organisms – ranging from microbes found on coral reefs, the physiology and behaviour of marine vertebrates, to the biology of the marine algae that underpin the vast majority of other marine life.Study BSc (Hons) Marine BiologyMarine InstituteRepresenting 3000 staff, researchers and students, the University of Plymouth’s Marine Institute is the first and largest such institute in the UK.We provide the external portal to our extensive pool of world-leading experts and state-of-the-art facilities, enabling us to understand the relationship between the way we live, the seas that surround us and the development of sustainable policy solutions.Discover more about the Marine Institute /University Release. 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We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:British Antarctic Survey, community, coral reef, Europe, Government, London, Professor, research, Scientists, students, sustainable, UK, UK Government, university, University of Plymouth, wildlifelast_img read more

Canada and Province of Ontario invest $10 Million to establish North America’s first cobalt refinery

first_imgCanada and Province of Ontario invest $10 Million to establish North America’s first cobalt refinery From: FedNorToday, Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor, announced a Government of Canada investment of $5 million to accelerate domestic production of battery-grade cobalt sulfate, a required element needed to produce long-range electric vehicles (EVs). To support this priority project, the Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, announced a matching contribution of $5 million from the Province of Ontario.December 16, 2020 – Sudbury, ON – Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario – FedNorThe Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are each investing $5 million in the First Cobalt Corporation to accelerate domestic production of battery-grade cobalt sulfate, a required element needed to produce long-range electric vehicles (EVs).The announcement was made today by Terry Sheehan, Parliamentary Secretary to the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor and the Honourable Greg Rickford, Ontario’s Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs.Provided through FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation (REGI) program and Ontario’s Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), this strategic investment will enable First Cobalt Corporation to recommission and expand its hydrometallurgical cobalt refinery in North Cobalt, located 500 kilometres North of Toronto. Once complete, the facility will be the first and only facility of its kind in North America, capable of producing 25,000 tonnes of battery-grade cobalt sulfate annually, which represents five percent of the global market for refined cobalt.Mining and related industries employ more than 625,000 people across the country and contribute as much as $97 billion a year to Canada’s GDP. With one of the largest concentrations of mining and related businesses in Canada, Northern Ontario’s mining industry is a key economic driver that fuels social and economic growth, while creating jobs and opportunities for families throughout the region.This investment also helps advance the Canada-U.S. Joint Action Plan for Critical Minerals Collaboration, by strengthening the North American supply chain security for this critical battery mineral.Northern Ontario has been hard hit by COVID-19 and today’s announcement demonstrates how the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario are working together to help families, communities and businesses to not just survive, but also thrive. It will help get Canadians back to work safely and ensure that Northern Ontario is well positioned to fully participate in Canada’s economic recoveryQuotes“Our government is proud to invest in North America’s first producer of battery-grade cobalt sulphate, First Cobalt Corporation. This investment will help to create more than 100 jobs, reduce the company’s environmental footprint and ensure EV manufacturers in Canada and across North America have access to a secure supply of ethically sourced cobalt. A strong domestic supply chain for essential resources needed to produce EV batteries is critical to the long-term success of the Canadian auto industry and growing our national economy.”– The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages, and Minister responsible for FedNor“The Government of Canada is paving the way for Northern Ontario’s mining and related industries to become more competitive and succeed in the global economy. This FedNor investment supports our government’s commitment to improve resource development, strengthen Canada’s supply chain and accelerate our clean energy transition. This strategic initiative will also position Northern Ontario as the sole producer of refined cobalt on the continent.”– Terry Sheehan, Member of Parliament for Sault Ste. Marie and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Economic Development and Official Languages and Minister responsible for FedNor“New technologies and high-growth sectors are leading to an increased demand for critical minerals and Ontario is uniquely positioned to meet this demand. Our government’s investment in First Cobalt Corporation is supporting North America’s first and only cobalt sulphate producer. Northern Ontario is a global leader in mineral production and processing, and our government is proud to support this vital sector to create good jobs and opportunities for communities across Northern Ontario.” – The Honourable Greg Rickford, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines, and Minister of Indigenous Affairs“Establishing North America’s only Cobalt refinery in Nipissing-Timiskaming is a game changer for our regional economy. This FedNor investment will allow First Cobalt to capitalize on opportunities created by the green economy, while reducing Canada’s import dependency for critical minerals and creating jobs and growth to help fuel our recovery efforts.”– The Honourable Anthony Rota, Member of Parliament for Nipissing-Timiskaming“Our whole province will benefit as we leverage our natural resources to become a bigger player in electric vehicle parts and battery manufacturing supply chain. The ongoing collaboration between all levels of government, industry and labour will be essential as we go down the road of economic recovery and build for the future.”– The Honourable Victor Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade“The electric vehicle revolution is powered by cobalt and we are thrilled to partner with the Governments of Canada and Ontario to expand and recommission our Northern Ontario refinery bringing long-term, well-paying jobs to the community. Global demand for cobalt is increasing as EVs become more widely adopted. Once fully operational, our refinery will be the only source of domestic cobalt for the North American EV industry. Our value-added processing facility will support the North American and European auto sector with ethically-sourced, low carbon cobalt that will power electric vehicles now and into the future.”– Trent Mell, President & CEO, First Cobalt CorporationQuick factsThe Government of Canada funding announced today is provided through FedNor’s Regional Economic Growth through Innovation program, which supports businesses at all stages of development, including start-up, scale-up and technology adoption.In January 2021, the Ontario Government will launch a new and improved NOHFC program that will support more projects in rural northern communities and make it easier for more people and businesses to apply. The program will target both existing and emerging market opportunities, provide more work opportunities for Indigenous people and address the skilled labour shortage in the north. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:america, Canada, clean energy, community, Economic Development, electric vehicle, Europe, GDP, Government, Indigenous, innovation, Investment, North America, parliament, production, technologylast_img read more

Local creatives encouraged to enter competition aimed at revitalising Armidale Mall

first_imgLocal creatives encouraged to enter competition aimed at revitalising Armidale Mall Local creatives are invited to enter a competition to create pop-up installations aimed at activating the Armidale mall and attracting more people into the CBD.Armidale Regional Council is partnering with Renew Armidale to implement the Armidale Regional Council Mall Vibrancy Plan, with this competition an exciting aspect of the project.The pop-up installations, along with new murals and lighting, are just some of the things set to spruce up Armidale’s Mall.“Through the pop-ups, we are focusing on showcasing local talent while making the mall a fun and exciting place for everyone to enjoy,” said Armidale Regional Council General Manager, James Roncon.“We want the mall and its laneways to return to being the vibrant hubs they once were, and by implementing some of the things the community has asked for, we are right on track to returning it to its former glory.”“By attracting more people into the CBD through the installation of public art, businesses will receive a greatly needed boost, which will have positive impacts on the entire community.”Applications open on Tuesday 19 January, and close on Sunday 21 February, with the five best ideas set to receive a $200 prize. The winning ideas will then be developed to be displayed in the Mall in March, with up to $2000 available to spend on each installation.The installation of three murals will also be a feature of the Mall Vibrancy plan, with one set to be created at the entrance of the Perrot Arcade on Moore Street, one inside the arcade, and one on the east wall of BooBooks from Cinder’s Lane into the Armidale Mall.“The theme of the murals is The Four Seasons of Armidale, which will reflect the region’s unique landscape and iconic landmarks, as well as the beautiful flora and fauna that call the area home,” said Mr Roncon.New lighting has also been installed to highlight the mature trees and heritage buildings within the mall, while encouraging foot traffic in the evenings, giving a boost to local restaurants and venues.The $60,000 dollar project is funded by the NSW Government through the Streets as Shared Spaces grant.Click here to apply. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Armidale, Armidale Regional Council, community, council, Dollar, flora and fauna, Government, local council, Moore, NSW, project, the Entrancelast_img read more

UK Government launches new Projects Academy

first_imgUK Government launches new Projects Academy Today, 24 March, Lord Agnew, Minister for Transformation and Efficiency, set out plans to transform the way the government trains and accredits project delivery professionals.The Government Projects Academy will sit as a faculty on the Government Learning Campus, promoting a culture of learning and targeted training to nurture and hone the skills of civil servants.The Academy will provide a single, virtual hub for professional standards, accreditation and training for Project Delivery Professionals working across government. Along with a clear set of roles, competencies and skills, the Academy will provide professionals with a ‘licence to practice’ and access to a redesigned learning curriculum to support them in their roles and accreditation.Alongside the Academy, Lord Agnew also announced the new Government Project Delivery Framework (GPDF). The GPDF sets out the core requirements to be met at key stages by major projects, programmes and portfolios in government, incorporating best practice guidance, such as the newly published Cost Estimating Guidance.Speaking at the Government Project Delivery Conference 2021, Lord Agnew of Oulton said:To initiate a step change in delivery of major government projects we must ensure that projects are set up for success with the right people and systems in place.The Government Project Delivery Framework clearly sets out what is required from projects and the new Academy will ensure our project delivery professionals have the skills to realise our ambition to achieve world class project delivery standards.Fiona Spencer, Director of Function, Profession & Standards at the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, said:Projects and successful outcomes are delivered by people: so we need to ensure we have the right people, with the right skills and capability, working on government projects.The IPA is committed to investing in people right across Government in moving closer to our ambition for world-class delivery. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Agnew, conference, culture, director, efficiency, Government, infrastructure, launch, licence, Minister, outcomes, project, UK, UK Government, worldlast_img read more