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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 December 2012 #238

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: Chinese Expand Business in Africa
  2. Business & Education: Natural Resources of Canada
  3. Business: Kenya Expands Railways
  4. Business: The Future of Africa
  5. Business: Trade Between Ireland & South Africa
  6. Business: Ultimate Credit Card
  7. Education: Elephants in Africa
  8. Education: Maps of London, England
  9. Education: Portrait of Winston Churchill
  10. Education: Science in Action:
  11. Immigration: Britons Emigrating
  12. Travel: Is Zimbabwe Ready for Tourism?
  13. Travel & Business: KLM to Resume Flights to Zimbabwe
  14. Travel & Education: Visit to Japan
  15. Travel: Rail Journey from London to Moscow
  16. Travel: Short Video of Yorkshire, England


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1. Business: Chinese Expand Business in Africa
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Beijing Automotive Works (BAW) was set to start local assembly of minibus taxis in South Africa in January, in a move that promised to create 469 jobs. The local arm of the Chinese company, BAW South Africa (SA), on Tuesday cut the ribbon on its R200-million semi-knockdown (SKD) plant in Springs, on the East Rand.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

 

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2. Business & Education: Natural Resources of Canada
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The Natural Resources Canada agency has created a wonderful set of resources for curious visitors seeking to learn more about the earth sciences. The agency's formal scientific research work involves divisions such as the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, the Geodetic Survey Division, the Geological Survey of Canada, and the National Air Photo Library. On the homepage, visitors can use the Earth Sciences Resources area to find data, maps, and tools for their own research or personal edification.

The site's primary materials are divided into sections that include Climate Change, Energy and Minerals, Geography and Boundaries, Groundwater, and Natural Hazards. The Geography and Boundaries area is a real find, as it provides access to the impressive Atlas of Canada, which includes 393 interactive maps and over 1,000 referenced and archived maps on all aspects of Canadian geography. Visitors should check out the Products and Services area to learn more about the maps and image services offered here. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

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

 

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3. Business: Kenya Expands Railways
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South African engineering and construction groups Basil Read and Aveng Grinaker are among the companies vying to operate the commuter railway system in Nairobi, the Kenyan capital.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

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

 

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4. Business: The Future of Africa
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Africa brings a glimpse of hope to the unstable global economy, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan said on Monday. “Our continent is viewed as one of the great hopes for the world’s collective future,” he said in Cape Town.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link

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

 

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5. Business: Trade Between Ireland & South Africa
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Bilateral trade between South Africa and Ireland rose to €1.2-billion in 2011, with exports from Ireland to South Africa, which has been earmarked as a priority market for the recovering European Union (EU) member State, surging to €944-million – a 29% increase on the previous year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Ultimate Credit Card
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A credit card with an LCD display and built-in keyboard has been launched in Singapore by Mastercard. The card has touch-sensitive buttons and the ability to create a "one-time password" - doing away with the need for a separate device sometimes needed to log in to online banking. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)



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7. Education: Elephants in Africa
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With their grey skin, mournful eyes and slow plodding gait, you could be forgiven for thinking elephants are uniformly melancholy creatures. But scientists have now discovered the largest living land animals have personalities to match their size. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Read also this additional facinating article, click here.

 

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8. Education: Maps of London, England
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Samuel Johnson infamously said that "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." The same might be said about the wonderful maps of London that can be examined in copious detail within this corner of the British Library's website. Visitors can start by reading curator Peter Barber's introduction to this collection of over 1,200 maps and plans of London. To get a flavor of the offerings here, users can click on the Curator's Choice section. This collection includes an absolutely wonderful map from 1653 titled "London. A guide for cuntrey men in the famous city of London by the help of which plot they shall be able to know how far it is to any street." After this fine cartographic fillip, visitors can peruse all of the items in the collection via an alphabetical list. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 

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9. Education: Portrait of Winston Churchill
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Churchill estate loans 'man of misery' portrait of wartime leader painted in 1916 after disastrous Gallipoli campaign.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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10. Education: Science in Action
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The BBC has gone above and beyond the call of duty with these wonderful podcasts that deal with various new developments in science from around the world. The series is called "Science in Action" and a new podcast is added every week. Recent episodes have dealt with theories of supersymmetry, climate records, Mayan civilization, and how different meteorological events have influenced the course of history. Each podcast is a neat and tidy eighteen minutes long, and the online archive contains episodes from the past month. Also, visitors can view a set of related links, which include the complete listing of podcasts from the BBC World Service and a link to the Science in Action homepage.  Visit this site.

 

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11. Immigration: Britons Emigrating
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Almost half of all Britons who emigrate each year are professionals and company managers, potentially threatening the country’s supply of highly skilled workers, research for the Home Office found. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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

 

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12. Travel: Is Zimbabwe Ready for Tourism?
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Zimbabwe's troubles scared tourists away, but tour operators are pushing it again. Is travel there rewarding.  To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our webpage on Zimbabwe.

 

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13. Travel & Business: KLM to Resume Flights to Zimbabwe
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Royal Dutch Airlines KLM on Monday resumed flights between Harare and Amsterdam, 13 years after it stopped plying the route, the airline said.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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14. Travel & Education: Visit to Japan
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If you are looking to explore Japan in the year 1909 via the eyes of an informed and thoughtful Western tourist, look no further. This engaging collection from the University of Vermont Libraries' Center for Digital Initiatives brings together the photo album compiled by Katherine Wolcott and her uncle, Robert Hull Fleming. Fleming was a graduate of the University of Vermont and as part of a larger Asian trip, the two of them stopped in Japan and collected photos, postcards, and other printed ephemera. This collection contains nearly 40 leaves of collected items which depict daily life, landscapes, and pictures of the countryside.Visitors can browse the materials here by genre, topic, creator, format, or place. A good place to start here is with the photos of Mount Fuji, which are a real treat. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web site on Japan.


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15. Travel: Rail Journey from London to Moscow
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A review of some of the world’s greatest railways. Today, Simon Horsford waves goodbye to London and heads for Russia. To read this exciting aaccount, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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16. Travel: Short Video of Yorkshire, England
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Many of our clients have requested more information about visiting Yorkshire, England.  As our senior editor is an avid reader of the Yorkshire Post, and to bring back memories of life in Yorkshire we could not resist this short video. Visit this site.

Editor’s Note:  Don’t forget to select the zoom feature from the  pull down menu  (right click) and select zoom and then full page for the best viewing.

 

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Announcement
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Ken Stephinson, the renowned BBC director and producer, who had lived at Saddleworth Station, Yorkshire, England for 34 years, has died.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  Ken was one of the most talented broadcasters we have ever met; he will be sadly missed in the local film and broadcasting industry. To read more about Ken and his background, click here.


 

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Book of the Month
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The Top 10 Investments for the Next 10 Years" by Jim Mellon

The fact that we're all living longer is an undeniable trend and the massive shortfalls in state pension schemes have been largely ignored by governments. The prospect of living off our own savings for 20-30 years without a salary or a state pension of any real worth is a daunting one. Dire consequences await those caught by surprise The good news is that it is never too late to start investing for tomorrow - and today is as good as any. We firmly believe that everyone has it within them to become a successful investor and secure for themselves a rich and rewarding financial future. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


 

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This month's quote

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"We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us." ~ Hugh of Vale Royal Abbey, Cheshire, 2nd Lord Delamere


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