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Edition of 1 April 2013 # 242

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business & Agriculture: USA Economic Research Service for 2013 -2022
  2. Business: BRICS is Growing to the benefit of South Africa
  3. Business: Investing in Africa
  4. Business & Entertainment: PBS 2013 Online Film Festival
  5. Business: Future of Detroit, USA (Future of America?)
  6. Business: Hispanic Business in the USA
  7. Education & Environment: Animals Used in Research
  8. Education: Digital Library of South Dakota, USA
  9. Education & Heritage: Landmark Heritage in Yorkshire, England
  10. Education: History of Jewish Community
  11. Education: History of P G Wodehouse
  12. Education: History of William Cobbett Member of Parliament
  13. Education: Lost Rudyard Kipling Poems Published
  14. Education: Newspaper Pictorials of World War I
  15. Education: Power of e-Learning (Distance Learning)
  16. Education & Environment: Stop This Barbaric Outrageous Practice Now!
  17. Education & Business: History of Film Making in Yorkshire, England
  18. Immigration: USA Citizenship
  19. Travel: Visit The Karoo of South Africa
  20. Travel: National Geographic-Adventure

 

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1. Business & Agriculture: USA Economic Research Service for 2013 -2022
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The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) publishes hundreds of reports, papers, fact sheets, and other documents each year for use by the general public, scholars, and members of the press. Much of this work is generated by the Economic Research Service (ERS) division, and this impressive report is one of those key documents. Published in February 2013, this work offers up the USDA's 10-year projections for the food and agricultural sector in the United States. The 99-page report covers "agricultural commodities, agricultural trade, and aggregate indicators of the sector, such as farm income and food prices." Visitors can download the entire report or discrete sections, such as "US Crops," "US Livestock," or "Macroeconomic Assumptions."  Visit this site.

 

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2. Business: BRICS is Growing to the Benefit of South Africa
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The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) has been tasked with establishing, nurturing and growing a South African version of the think tanks currently operating within its Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (Brics) counterparts. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on South Africa.

For more information on BRICS, click here.

 

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3. Business: Investing in Africa
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Commodity trading houses are expanding aggressively in Africa as they look to add volume and take on assets that promise to benefit from a continent achieving some of the highest economic growth in the world.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BD Live)

 

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4. Business & Entertainment: PBS 2013 Online Film Festival
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Have you ever wanted to attend a film festival from the comfort of your own living room? With this collection of 25 short films under the PBS banner, that dream can become a reality. The films are featured under the headline "Watch Us Surprise You," which is a worthy byline. New visitors should start by watching the introduction to the history of online video and then looking over the About the Festival area. Here they can watch a one-minute introduction to the festival and then they should dive right in. The films here include an exploration of anagrams ("Ars Magna"), a look into the life of a disappearing cat ("CatCam"), and a piece on shell mounds in California titled "Injunuity: Buried." Overall, it's a wonderful collection that will inspire filmmakers young and old to get out there and craft their own narrative work.  Read more.



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5. Business: Future of Detroit, USA (Future of America?)
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An emergency financial manager with wide-ranging powers has been appointed for the troubled US City of Detroit, in the biggest state takeover for years.  Detroit's finances have deteriorated because of the decline in the car industry, mismanagement and corruption. The city is running a $300m (£200m) deficit and has debts of some $14bn. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor’s Note:  How corrupt are the officials in Detroit? We can only remind our readers of past cases of corruption and also the dozens currently being investigated. Click here.




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6. Business: Hispanic Business in the USA
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Hispanic and union leaders in Maryland applauded reports Sunday that Thomas E. Perez, a longtime civil rights attorney who led the state's labor department for two years, is poised to be nominated as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor as early as this week.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on business in the USA, and World-wide.

 

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7. Education & Environment: Animals Used in Research
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced that it will retire 106 chimpanzees owned by the USA federal government that have been housed at the New Iberia Research Center (NIRC) to Chimp Haven for permanent retirement. Read the full report.

Editor’s Note:  The Delamere Group have been long-time advocates of the world-wide banning of animal experiments, visit our web page on this issue.

 

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8. Education: Digital Library of South Dakota, USA
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To know the Digital Library of South Dakota (DLSD) is to explore the wide world of this majestic state and its rich history. The DLSD is a collaboration of the libraries of the six Board of Regents colleges and universities, along with other educational partners around the state. On the site's homepage, visitors can elect to search across all of the DSLD collections or use the "Browse" feature. There are about three dozen collections available and they include Black Hills National Forest, Institute of American Indian Studies, and the Mahoney Music Collection. The Black Hills National Forest collection is a wonderful tour through the history of this regal national treasure, complete with dramatic historic vistas and the gorgeous Bridal Veil Falls. There's much more to explore here and overall it's a nice model of interinstitutional cooperation married to a wealth of diverse resources. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013

 

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9. Education & Heritage: Landmark Heritage in Yorkshire, England
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With its commanding position at one of the highest points in the region, Hoyland Lowe Stand has been a landmark for centuries. But decades of neglect mean that while the Grade II listed building still dominates the skyline, the structure reflects only a shadow of its original prestige as a hunting lodge for the aristocracy and their guests, with its walls now in such a state that every time bad weather strikes, the building crumbles a little further. To read the full report and see the video clip, go got our NEWS DESK link.

 

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10. Education: History of Jewish Community
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Between 1890 and 1914 it is estimated that two million Jews fled their homelands in Russia and Poland to head for a better life in the UK, USA or South Africa. The trigger for their migration was the assassination of Tsar Alexander II. Despite the lack of tangible evidence, the Jewish community was implicated in his death in 1881 and targeted through what became known as the pogroms. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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11. Education: History of P G Wodehouse
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P G Wodehouse is remembered as the comic author who created Jeeves and Wooster, yet for decades he has also been burdened with the reputation of wartime traitor due to accusations he collaborated with the Nazis. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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12. Education: History of William Cobbett Member of Parliament
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It’s 250 years since the birth of William Cobbett, the man who was to become Oldham’s first Member of Parliament. Elected as a Radical, he was known as a fighter for the common man and spent time in jail and self-imposed exile. To read the fascinating account of his life, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  For a more detailed account of his life and accomplishments, click here.

 

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13. Education: Lost Rudyard Kipling Poems Published
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The newly discovered poems include several from World War I, including one titled Never Again In Any Port, as well as notes from a journal the writer kept on a tour of the war graves of Belgium and France in 1924.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  For more information on Rudyard Kipling, click here.

 

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14. Education: Newspaper Pictorials of World War I
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During World War I, a number of newspapers aggressively worked to take advantage of the rotogravure printing process to offer their readers higher quality images. Expansive pictorial sections helped document the wartime experience and brought the war vividly home to people a long way from the front in Europe. This digital collection from the Library of Congress's American Memory Project brings together hundreds of images from the New York Times, the New York Tribune, and the War of the Nations. Visitors can browse these items by date or start by reading one of the five essays that accompany the collection, including "Events and Statistics," "Military Technology in World War I," and "Pictures as Propaganda." The more casual users will want to browse through the Gallery for highlights like images of young soldiers, American munitions in use at Argonne, and the Egyptian Camel Corps.  Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013

 

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15. Education: Power of e-Learning (Distance Learning)
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Electronic learning, better known as e-learning, is growing in popularity in South Africa and it can especially be useful where a lack of resources is a major challenge for a number of reasons. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  The Delamere Group has made major contributions to the advancement of e-learning and have operated for many years the successful web site, Delamere Institute of Online Learning.

 

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16. Education & Environment: Stop This Barbaric Outrageous Practice Now!
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The Pentagon must come up with plans to phase out maiming animals during military instruction. Does shooting pigs and goats really save lives on the battlefield? The official term is "live tissue training" - a euphemism for mutilating animals so that combat medics can learn how to treat gunshot wounds and other injuries on the battlefield. To read the full report and lodge your protest, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 

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17. Education & Business: History of Film Making in Yorkshire, England
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Next month the Bradford Film Festival honours a local family of pioneers. David Wood’s house overlooks the most famous village in Yorkshire. It’s a short walk down the hill for him to stand at the bar and drink the excellent cask ale on offer in his local pub, The Woolpack. To read the full story and the video clip, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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18. Immigration: USA Citizenship
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This website provides online tools "to help low and moderate-income individuals to answer important questions about their eligibility for naturalization, to better understand the naturalization process, and to prepare for the naturalization tests." The site represents the collective efforts of the Immigration Advocates Network and the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, and it includes an interactive online interview to help individuals understand their eligibility for naturalization and other key resources. On the site, visitors can make their way through sections that include "Learn About Naturalization," "Prepare for the Tests," and "Find Legal Help." It is worth noting that the materials here are also available in Vietnamese, Spanish, and Chinese. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Immigration.

 

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19. Travel: Visit The Karoo of South Africa
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The Karoo, a semi-desert covering a third of South Africa, is one of the country’s most enchanting areas. In this sparsely inhabited region of baked brown plains, rocky mountain ranges and cobalt skies, they are blessed with a surprisingly large helping of art and culture. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Tours of Africa.

 

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20. Travel: National Geographic-Adventure
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The promise of any sort of adventure can be a magic tonic to any rather dull and ordinary day. National Geographic knows a few things about adventure, and this website brings together fascinating photographs, essays, itineraries, and other items that will be most useful to the casual or extreme adventurer.

Visitors can look over the "Beyond the Edge" blog, which features everything from meditations on skiing the Jackson Hole backcountry to a video tour of the Powder Highway in British Columbia. Users shouldn't miss some of the "best of" lists here, which include "World's Best Ski Towns" and "Word's Best Surf Towns." A list that will give cause for inspiration (and perhaps debate) is the "Ultimate Adventure Bucket List," which includes activities like hiking up to Machu Picchu and a trek around Java's volcanoes. Visit this site.


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This month's quote

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“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) American Poet and Essayist

 

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Book of the Month
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The Sterling Bonds and Fixed Income Handbook ~ by Mark Glowrey

The Sterling Bonds and Fixed Income Handbook aims to fill the knowledge gap for sterling-base investors and their advisors. Whilst investors in the equity markets can rely on numerous resources to select stocks and build portfolios, there is little information available for those who wish to buy bonds. This book takes the reader through the key features of gilts and sterling corporate bonds and offers a practical guide to putting money to work in this important and profitable asset class.  Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


 

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