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Major landfill tax changes

Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has assured its customers that its charges are, at present, unaffected by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC)’s recently announced changes to the rules which govern Landfill Tax. Industry commentators expect these changes, which have sent shockwaves throughout the waste management industry, to have a significant [...]

By | May 30th, 2012|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Cunning linguists

According to the European wide project Language Rich Europe, sponsored by language teaching specialists, Rosetta Stone, all European countries have foreign language provision in primary education. Denmark and Greece make two foreign languages compulsory, while 18 countries have one compulsory foreign language. Only in England, Northern Ireland and Scotland, are foreign languages optional. Also, according [...]

By | May 24th, 2012|Categories: Lifestyle, Miscellaneous|Tags: , , |2 Comments

LogiXML helps ‘evolution’ provide key information

It’s been revealed that ‘evolution’ ( - a global distribution system (GDS) and internet distribution system (IDS) hotel reservation platform created by Great Hotels of the World (GHOTW)  (, one of the world's largest hotel representation companies – is using Logi Info, from web-based business intelligence (BI) specialist, LogiXML, to maintain its market-leading position. Although [...]

By | May 22nd, 2012|Categories: Business Technology|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Waste King raises tons for charity

In the last two months, Waste King, the specialist collections, clearance and recycling company, has donated over five tons of recycled books, DVDs and music CDs to the British Heart Foundation (BHF). In addition, Waste King has donated and recycled over a ton of clothes in aid of the Salvation Army.   Last year, Waste [...]

By | May 18th, 2012|Categories: Environment, Lifestyle|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Tribal choses eXact learning solutions’ LCMS platform

Tribal, the UK-headquartered worldwide education technology and services provider, has chosen eXact learning solutions ( to produce online and mobile content for its training publications as well as customised learning content for its clients – which include large organisations in the healthcare, food and beverage as well as education sectors.   “Tribal manages [...]

Implementing mobile learning

‘How to Implement Mobile Learning in Global Organisations’ is the title of a whitepaper recently published by goFLUENT, the provider of Business English training. Christophe Ferrandou, CEO of goFLUENT, believes that: “Growth rates for mobile products, including the iPad, iPhone, Android's smartphones and tablets, have increased so quickly that they’re surpassing desktop computers [...]

Corporate learning world urged to co-operate and collaborate creatively

The western learning and publishing industries are being urged to experience their own ‘Sputnik effect’ – 50 years after President Kennedy committed the US to win the Space Race after being surprised by the initial success of the USSR’s ‘Sputniks’.   This call comes in a whitepaper published by the online and mobile learning solutions [...]

Searching for an Executive Director

Workplace Matters (WM), a charity which has over 50 years’ experience of taking Christian values into the workplace, including providing chaplaincy to a wide range of organisations within the private, not-for-profit and public sectors, has begun searching for its next Executive Director. The post became vacant a few weeks ago, following the resignation of the [...]

By | May 10th, 2012|Categories: Business, Philosophy and Religion|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Signs of the season and the time

For many years, trade magazines have devoted their August (or July/ August) editions to features on ‘training’ or ‘learning and development’ (L&D). The traditional rationale is that ‘real’ advertisers don’t advertise in that edition of the magazine because readers are on holiday. So that’s the edition of the magazine that doesn’t get read. [...]

By | May 8th, 2012|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

DITA XML content standard update

For those who’re not too sure of their acronyms, ‘DITA’ stands for the Darwin Information Typing Architecture, Learning & Training specialization. It’s a relatively new structured content XML format for producing online and instructor-led training and documentation materials.   The standard is issued by OASIS, the US-headquartered global consortium for open standards in the Information [...]