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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 February 2009 #192

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Important Announcement Regarding Zimbabwe
2. Business: Employment Opportunities in Various Countries
3. Business: Becoming a Successful Trader on the Stock Market
4. Business & Education: Early Advertising of the West of the USA, 1867-1918
5. Business: Irish Economy Collapses
6. Business: Is this "neo-colonialism" in Africa? Or simply a good idea?
7. Business: New Film Studios in Cape Town
8. Business & Education: Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA
9. Education & Travel: European explorations of Africa
10. Education: Codex Sinaiticus
11. Education: International Space Station
12. Immigration: Serious Problems for Immigrants to Britain
13. Immigration: What will Happen to the White People in England?
14. Travel & Immigration: Power of Holding More than One Passport
15. Travel & Tourism: Visitors to UK Very Disappointed


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1. Important Announcement Regarding Zimbabwe
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Since the March 2008 election in Zimbabwe, various people have been involved in trying to reach some sort of political agreement between the major parties - whether as a "government of national unity" as proposed by former South African President Thabo Mbeki or more generally a shared power arrangement.

The Delamere Group is now compelled, in view of the seriously deteriorating conditions in Zimbabwe, and as it is now almost impossible to conduct any business dealings with this country, to provide our support to suggestions of leading group of academics, lead by the well known South African Dr Denis Worrall. A leading report was released in January 2009 entitled ZIMBABWE: WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE and we invite all our readers to examine this report (16 pages in PDF format) and any constructive comments regarding the future of Zimbabwe can be submitted to the offices of the Delamere Group or to the office of Dr Worrall. This report on Zimbabwe is provided by Dr Denis Worrall and the Omega Investment Research Group of which Dr Worrall is the Chairman, and maybe contacted at denisw@omegainvest.co.za.

For a Copy of Report. Click here.

Editor's Note: Who is Denis Worrall? Visit this link.

 


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2. Business: Employment Opportunities in Various Countries
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We currently have employment opportunities for the following positions to work on the World News Network. Visit this page of our website.

 

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3. Business: Becoming a Successful Trader on the Stock Market
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In Million Dollar Traders, the BBC2 series that's being described as a high finance version of The Apprentice, a hedge fund manager gives eight novices $1million of his own money to trade on the stock exchange. They have eight weeks to make a profit (shown over three TV episodes). The group gets "City-size bonuses" if they do so. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


See also the BBC website at this link, click here.


Editor's Note: Many of our readers who have proved that one can be successful in day trading on the Stock Market have also read many of the books from our online book store, Delamere International Bookshop. Visit this link to see some of the books that have helped them to succeed. Go to this link.

Visit also our web page on Investing. Go to this link, click here.

 


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4. Business & Education: Early Advertising of the West of the USA
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The University of Washington Libraries Digital Collections group recently created this compelling collection of early advertisements culled from their Special Collections Division.

The collection contains over 450 print advertisements published in local magazines, city directories, and theater pamphlets from 1867 to 1918. The collection is quite catholic, as it features advertisements about liquor, tobacco, machinery, food and household goods, and local tourism. First-time visitors can look at the right-hand side of the homepage to view a number of helpful sample searches, including "Child rearing & care", "African Americans", and "Cosmetics & perfumes".

The site puts the whole subject in context via a brief introductory essay which talks about the explosion of advertising across the United States after the Civil War. Highlights of the collection include the "Hotels & restaurants" section and the advertisements related to the Klondike Gold Rush, which includes ads for Klondike Cigars and steamship services to Alaska. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

 

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5. Business: Irish Economy Collapses
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Everything, it seems, has grown worse here. The recession started earlier and its bite has been deeper. Housing prices have fallen by as much as 50 percent. Bank shares have plummeted by more than 90 percent. Unemployment is approaching 10 percent. The roots of Ireland's fall date to more than 20 years ago, when a clutch of economists, politicians and civil servants put their heads together and planted the philosophical seeds for the Irish economic miracle. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: The Delamere Group has numerous readers and clients in Ireland, and in view of the disastrous economy we are recommending opportunities to work-from-home or using the Internet to make a living. Please visit these pages for more information.

a. Ireland
b. Working from home.
c. Make a living on the Internet.



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6. Business: Is this "neo-colonialism" in Africa?
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One of the world's largest land deals, a scheme to lease African farmland to rich countries to grow their own crops, has collapsed amid accusations of "neo-colonialism". To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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7. Business: New Film Studios in Cape Town
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Construction recently started to turn 200 hectares near pristine wetlands and lush Cape vineyards into Africa's first state-of-the art studio worthy of Hollywood or Bollywood. Cape Town Film Studios, initially named Dreamworld, lies 25 kilometres east of its namesake city. It is the country's largest ever investment in its film industry, which employs more than 20 000 people. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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8. Business & Education: Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA
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Ever since its first success 20 years ago with the bombshell "sex, lies and videotape," the Sundance Film Festival has grown in size, attendance and Hollywood influence -- sometimes at odds with Sundance Institute founder Robert Redford's desire. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: Sundance Festival Park City, Utah. For 10 days in January, the Sundance Film Festival in Park City presents cutting edge films from filmmakers who present their stories to the world. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Education & Travel: European explorations of Africa
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Especially for the armchair explorer, the Smithsonian Institution Libraries has selected materials for this web exhibition from its Russell E. Train Africana Collection. Documenting European explorations of Africa from the late 18th through the 19th century, some of the artifacts pre-date photography. At that time, it was important for expeditions to include an artist, who could record what was seen. For example, Samuel Daniell was the artist for a British expedition into the Cape interior in 1801.

The web site includes printed plates from a book based on his field drawings of the African rhinoceros, in contrast with examples that look quite different, drawn by Dutch naturalists who had never been to Africa. In the 19th century, David Livingstone and Henry Morton Stanley became celebrities for their African adventures, and a section of the web site includes items produced for armchair explorers of that era - a souvenir teacup, lantern slides, book jackets, and photographic cartes de visite (photographs mounted card stock that were popular in the 1860s) - with images of Dr. Livingstone and Mr. Stanley. Visit this site.


From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009


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10. Education: Codex Sinaiticus
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The Codex Sinaiticus is certainly one of the most important books in the world, and this delightful website provides users with a way to view the book in its entirety. The goal of this project is "to reunite the entire manuscript in digital form and make it accessible to a global audience for the first time."

The project partners include The British Library, the National Library of Russia, St. Catherine's Monastery, and Leipzig University Library. First-time visitors may wish to click on the "About" area to learn more about the document's tremendous significance (among other things, it includes the oldest complete copy of the New Testament) and to read answers to several frequently asked questions about the Codex Sinaiticus. Anyone with an interest in conservation, digitization, and transcription will want to check out the "About the Project" page.

Here they will find information about all of these subjects, and information about translations of the Codex. Finally, visitors will obviously want to head on over to the "See The Manuscript" area. Here they can read a side-by-side translation of each page, zoom in and out on the Codex, and even browse around by passage. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

Editor's Note: This item was included at the request of many of our readers who are avid students of the Bible.

 


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11. Education: International Space Station
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Christie, a global leader in visual solutions for entertainment, business and industry, announced that its state-of-the-art digital cinema projectors were used by Galaxy Theatres in Gig Harbor, Washington to beam down live images of NASA astronauts onboard the International Space Station as they answered questions from students at the multiplex. The educational downlink event, part