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Edition of 1 August 2007 #174


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Ambitious Development Projects in Kenya
2. Business: Health Care in India
3. Business: Hispanic Business News
4. Business: SABC Opens a Bureau in Nairobi
5. Business: Wine Industry in South Africa
6. Education: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
7. Education & Travel: Photographing Britain
8. Education: Private Academies in Britain
9. Immigration: Scottish Emigration Database
10. Immigration: What about the 25 million undocumented immigrants in the USA?
11. Real Estate: Rogue Estate Agents in Britain
12. Travel: Bird Flu in Kenya?
13. Travel: Cambridge (UK) Folk Festival
14. Travel & Environment: Flamingoes in Kenya are in Peril


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1. Business: Ambitious Development Projects in Kenya
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From our reporter in Kenya: President Mwai Kibaki said his Government's effort to develop all parts of the country was driven by the quest to improve the lives of Kenyans and not because of elections. Speaking after he officially opened the Kibwezi-Athi bridge in Kibwezi District, President Kibaki said the Government embarked on implementing development projects immediately after he came to office and will continue to do so in order to address the development needs of all Kenyans. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK report.


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2. Business: Health Care in India
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Our Reporter in Washington - The World Bank said on Monday that two India-based pharmaceutical firms have been temporarily barred from further contracts for misconduct in a Bank-funded health project. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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3. Business: Hispanic Business News
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Many of our readers have requested a monthly update of news related to the increasing population of Hispanic business people in the USA, and how to relate and benefit from their contribution to the US economy. To read the latest Newsletter, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: SABC Opens a Bureau in Nairobi
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The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) today formally launched its East African bureau in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the deputy president, presided over the ceremony. Snuki Zikalala, the SABC News and Current Affairs Group Executive, described the launch as the beginning of unprecedented coverage of the African continent by an African channel. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: For applications for employment in Africa, visit our employment pages.

 

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5. Business: Wine Industry in South Africa
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Top quality red and white wines are anticipated from the 2007 wine crop, partly due to the cold weather and favourable climatic conditions of 2006, said Tai Collard, MD of Cape-based direct wine marketer, Wine-of-the-Month Club. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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6. Education: One Laptop Per Child (OLPC)
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Chip-maker Intel has joined forces with the makers of the $100 laptop. The agreement marks a huge turnaround for both the not-for-profit One Laptop per Child (OLPC) foundation and Intel. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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7. Education & Travel: Photographing Britain
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At first glance, the web site for this show of photography at the Tate Britain the first major exhibition of photography ever to be held at the museum - doesn't seem to include digital version of many photographs from the physical show. There are two albums of historical photos: Mr. & Mrs. Welford's photograph album, and The Ragged School Union, that hold roughly 200 hundred pictures, along with handwritten texts and captions that, although faithfully scanned, are a bit hard to read.

There are also a few examples of professional and documentary photography on the site. First impressions can be deceiving though, because the other first about this exhibition is that the Tate Britain is inviting members of the public to contribute, using the photo sharing service, Flickr.

The section entitled 'How We Are Now' links to hundreds of photographs submitted to the exhibition's Flickr pool, in four categories: portrait, landscape, still life or documentary. Submissions will close on July 25th, and curators at the Tate will select 40 images - one from each category - and these final 40 images will be added to the exhibition's website. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007

 

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8. Education: Private Academies in Britain
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The British government is being urged to take stock of its academies programme before building any more of the state-funded independent schools. Tony Blair, before stepping down as leader, suggested a government target to create 200 academies by 2010 should double to 400. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our page on Online or Distance Learning,

 

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9. Immigration: Scottish Emigration Database
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Scotland has given the world a great many things, and during the 19th century, many Scots set sail to seek their fortune in other parts of the world. Social historians and others will be glad to know that the University of Aberdeen's Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies has created this online database of Scottish emigrants. Currently, visitors can examine the records of over 21,000 passengers who embarked at Glasgow and Greenock for other ports. While the database only covers a small time period, the database is well-designed for general use. First-time visitors should take a look at the User Guide, which includes details about the different fields used in each record, such as occupation, urban district/village, and destination port. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007

 

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10. Immigration: What to do with the 25 million undocumented immigrants in the USA?
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After a public outcry killed his amnesty bill late last month, Sen. Ted Kennedy lashed out at the American people: "We know what they don't like. What are they for? What are they going to do with the 12 million who are undocumented here? Send them back to countries around the world? Develop a type of Gestapo here to seek out these people that are in the shadows?" To read this very disturbing report, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 


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11. Real Estate: Rogue Estate Agents in Britain
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London - Consumers have been given greater legal protection from rogue estate agents. The new Consumer, Estate Agents and Redress Act makes it compulsory for estate agents to belong to an independent ombudsman, with powers to award compensation to buyers and sellers. Agents who refuse to join could be banned from operating. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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12. Travel: Bird Flu in Kenya?
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Kenya is at risk of bird flu following outbreaks in the neighbouring regions, the Ministry of Health has warned. Cases of Avian influenza have been reported in Sudan, Egypt, Nigeria and Cameroon. The Director of Medical Services, Dr James Nyikal, on Monday said Kenya was not safe from the flu. To read the full report from our reporter in Kenya, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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13. Travel: Cambridge (UK) Folk Festival
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From our reporter in Cambridge: Cambridge Folk Festival is one of the premier music events in Europe and one of the longest running and most famous folk festivals in the world. It is renowned for its high standards, intimate atmosphere and wide definition of what might be considered folk. Read more about this exciting event, go to our NEWS DESK link, and we will see you there.

Editor's Note: Just been on a quick visit to England and this was one of our favourite places in Haworth, Yorkshire, (home of the Brontë sisters) that is me (GH) in the green shirt with a pony tail (wig) walking up the steps to Villette Coffee House, click for photo.

 

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14. Travel & Environment: Flamingoes in Kenya are in Peril
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A flamingo conservation program was launched at Kenya's Lake Nakuru, a major habitat of flamingo, to develop strategies to address the declining flamingo populations and densities in the Rift Valley lakes in Kenya. Flamingo is classified as "near threatened" in the 2006 World Conservation Union Red List of Threatened Species, indicating that it is considered likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, according to a report compiled by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) researcher Anderson Koyo.

The report, released at a two-day workshop serving as an initial part of the program, said the flamingoes are regarded as flagship and indicator species for the lakes' ecosystem health and ecological integrity. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group is a supporter of the World Conservation Union Red List of Threatened Species, see this page of our website.

If you wish to donate to this cause please do not send your cheques to the offices of the Delamere Group but rather to World Conservation Union or contact our senior partner, Geoffrey Hebdon at our email address.


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This month's quote
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"It is never too late to be what you might have been." ~ George Eliot (1819-1880) English Novelist

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