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Edition of 1 April 2008 #182

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business & Environment: The Future of Skyscraper Buildings
2. Business: France to Invest Heavily in South Africa, Why?
3. Business: Mining in Africa
4. Business: New Oil Refinery in South Africa
5. Business: South Africa Being Affected by Illegals from Zimbabwe
6. Education & Environment: We Must Stop This Slaughter of Elephants
7. Education: History of the Middle Ages
8. Education: Jewish American History
9. Education: The Americas
10. Education & Travel: We Are Sad to Announce the Death of David Watkin
11. Immigration: Britons Moving to Australia
12. Immigration: Visa Waiver Program
13. Immigration: Want to Live in the UK, Marry a Local?


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1. Business & Environment: The Future of Skyscraper Buildings
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Can a skyscraper produce more energy than it consumes? That's what we'll find out when the Pearl River Tower in Guangzhou, China is completed. It is designed to be one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the world. To read about this exciting project, visit this site.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group plans to have a suite of offices in this building for our staff to operate our business interests in the far East and Asia.

 

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2. Business: France to Invest Heavily in South Africa, Why?
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Economic ties between South Africa and France have been significantly strengthened this week, following a two-day state visit to the country by French President Nicholas Sarkozy and 40 senior business executives. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Mining in Africa
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From political risk to corruption, obstacles to mining in Africa are many, but for those who persevere, the rewards can be huge. To read this excellent report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: New Oil Refinery in South Africa
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London: A new refinery in South Africa is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the short-term from a slew of projects proposed in sub-Saharan Africa, analysts say. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: South Africa Being Affected by Illegals from Zimbabwe
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The economic crisis in Zimbabwe is having a severe impact on its neighbour, South Africa. An estimated three million Zimbabweans are thought to have fled to South Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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6. Education & Environment: We Must Stop This Slaughter of Elephants
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In Chad, Africa, Janjaweed militia from Sudan killed 100 elephants in one afternoon; in Kenya, Somali warlords armed with rocket-propelled grenades killed four wildlife rangers during a bloody raid on herds of elephants. To read this sickening account, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education: History of the Middle Ages
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Mostly Medieval accurately describes this webpage, and it's a rather fine potpourri of information related to the Middle Ages. The site was created by Susan Wallace as the result of a research for a novel set in 13th century Scotland. Visitors can make their way through sections such as "Ballads," "Beasties," "Book of Days," "God and War," and "Heradlry." The "Ballads" area is a nice place to start; users can read (and perhaps sing) through such ballads as "Robin Hood and Guy of Gisborne," "Gude Wallace," and "The Battle of Harlaw." After that bit of warm-up, visitors should take a look inside the "Book of Days" section to learn more about holy days and celebrations throughout the months. Finally, visitors can also use the A-Z index to look up specific topics of interest. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008

 


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8. Education: Jewish American History
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Noted filmmaker David Grubin recently completed a documentary for PBS which explores 350 years of Jewish American history. This compelling profile focuses on the tension between "identity and assimilation" and at its heart is "quintessentially an American story." Visitors to the site can start their journey through the site by watching video clips from the program organized by themes. These themes include "Anti-Semitism in America", "Political Activism", and "Being Jewish in Modern America". Moving on, visitors can click on over to the "Share Your Story" area to chime in with stories about their family traditions and even contribute a recipe or two. The "For Educators" section contains a set of four lesson plans that can be used in conjunction with the program and the accompany materials on the site. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008

 

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9. Education: The Americas
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Over the past few years, the British Museum has continued to expand their online offerings. In their "Explore" area, they have created a number of online tours that explore Asia, Africa, ancient Greece, Egypt, and Japan. This particular online tour covers the Americas through a number of thematic collections culled from their vast holdings. Visitors might wish to start by looking over the tour that includes images of kayak clothing from Greenland, as it provides some nice images and a number of insights into how kayakers past and present cope with the bone-chilling cold of the Arctic region. Moving on, the site also includes a tour titled "Unknown Amazon". Here, visitors can learn about the people who have inhabited the Amazon River basin over the past several thousand years. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2008


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10. Education & Travel: We Are Sad to Announce the Death of David Watkin
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An Oscar winner for his ravishing photography of Sidney Pollack's film Out of Africa (1985), David Watkin was one of the finest and most innovative of British cinematographers. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our page on Kenya and read some trivia about the film Out of Africa. Click here.


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11. Immigration: Britons Moving to Australia
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The number of Britons emigrating to Australia more than doubled in the past decade, government figures show. Enticed by the country's natural charms - as well as the more material advantages of a recruitment drive aimed at attracting skilled workers - more than 23,000 Britons moved Down Under between 2006 and 2007. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: Visit our page on Australia, which includes many tips and advice, click here.

 

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12. Immigration: Visa Waiver Program
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Many of our overseas clients visit the USA on a regular basis and enter the country without any kind of Visa. The reason for this is that they have stamped in their Passports a "Visa Waiver". This program by the USA Government covers 27 countries of the world. But is it straightforward? We request all our readers and clients to read this informative report. Visit this site.


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13. Immigration: Want to Live in the UK, Marry a Local?
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At least 40,000 migrants are given marriage visas to live in Britain every year without officials checking their story with their husband or wife. To read this full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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This month's quote
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"Excellence is an art won by training and habituation. We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but rather we have those because we have acted rightly. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit." ~ Aristotle ( You need to really think about this one)

 

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