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Edition of 1 February 2011 #216

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: China Expanding in Africa
2. Business: Example of Incompetent Planning & Management
3. Business & Environment: Should you Donate to Africa Funds?
4. Business: India Also Now Buying Up South African Resources
5. Business: Salt Lake City Top Lawyers Form New Firm
6. Education & Environment: Helping the Eyesight of the World's Poor
7. Education: History of the First World War
8. Education: Photographic Process of Photogravure
9. Education: Schools That Work
10. Education: Utah Digital Newspapers
11. Education: Western Silent Films Collection
12. Immigration: Irish Emigrating to Australia
13. Travel & Education: Living in Utah (or just visiting)
14. Immigration: New Opportunities in South Africa


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1. Business: China Expanding in Africa
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Chinese direct investment in Zambia exceeded $1-billion in 2010 and created more than 15 000 jobs, Zambia's vice president said on Monday. China has invested billions of dollars into African states such as Zambia, the continent's biggest copper producer, hoping to secure the resources it needs to fuel its booming economy. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Engineering News)


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2. Business: Example of Incompetent Planning & Management
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The Obama administration on Friday ended a high-tech border fence project that cost taxpayers nearly $1 billion but did little to improve security. Congress ordered the high-tech fence along the border with Mexico in 2006 amid a clamor over the porous border, but it yielded only 53 miles of protection. To read the full report, go top our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business & Environment: Should you Donate to Africa Funds?
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Germany has suspended its annual payment of more than 200m Euros (£172m) to the Global Fund against Aids, TB and malaria, following evidence of corruption. All informed business people know that this Fund is a total waste, written off against tax liabilities by businesses or individuals and the Delamere Group has regularly written to such donors to these funds informing them that they are wasting their money as corruption in Africa is out of control. There is a better and more practical way of helping Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: If you would like more information about how you can help Africa, please contact us.

 


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4. Business: India Also Now Buying Up South African Resources
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India has set its sights on South Africa's mineral resources and is keen to form partnerships with local companies, executives from trading house MMTC said on Friday. The Indian State-owned MMTC, which is opening an office in Johannesburg, South Africa, to increase its exposure to the mineral-rich African markets, is particularly interested in South Africa's coal and gold, MD Hardip Mann said in Johannesburg. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Engineering News)



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5. Business: Salt Lake City Top Lawyers Form New Firm
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Nine attorneys have resigned from the intellectual property law firm of Workman Nydegger to set up their own practice in Kimball Junction. The new firm, Maschoff Gilmore and Israelsen, will specialize in patents, trademarks, copyrights and other intellectual property disciplines. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our legal page for more details of online legal services the Delamere group promote.



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6. Education & Environment: Helping the Eyesight of the World's Poor
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Residents of Royton, Lancashire, UK have chipped in to collect thousands of unwanted specs to improve lives and help save the sight of people in the developing world. Did you know that 670 million people - 10% of the world's population - are disadvantaged by poor vision and a lack of glasses.

Specsavers of Royton in England has donated its 2,200th pair of spectacles to Vision Aid Overseas, the UK-based charity which aims to transform the lives of 670 million people whose lives are blighted by poor eyesight and ill health. The glasses are tailored and re-used by the charity to improve the quality of life of people in the Third World, bringing education and employment to many who otherwise would simply not have access to it. Visit this site.

Editor's Note: Many of our readers have asked the question, Where in the **** is Royton, England? Our answer is, First of all, check this site for the best pubs in England. For more information on the background of this most interesting town in the North West of England; birth place of one of our senior editors and one time home of Lord Byron also please visit this site. For our poetry lovers, visit this page of Lord Byron's work and poems. For more background of Royton and its main places of interest, visit this site.

 


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7. Education: History of the First World War
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Over the last 20 months, The Independent Newspaper has published more than 400 images of Tommies, Aussies and Canadians of the period 1915-16 rescued from rubbish skip in northern France. The images, which include many group photographs, show the faces of maybe 500 British and Empire soldiers pictured by a local French photographer - or photographers - just before and during the most murderous battle of the 1914-18 war. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: See our previous news item regarding this topic.

 


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8. Education: Photographic Process of Photogravure
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This gorgeous website is described as a "comprehensive resource dedicated to the photogravure", and its aim is to showcase the beauty and craftsmanship involved in the photographic process of photogravure. The "History" tab, found on the menu across the top of the page, provides visitors with a very thorough history "of the relationship between the evolution of photogravure, and the art of photography." Visitors should not miss the stunning Alfred Stieglitz photogravure called A "Venetian Canal", under the "Examples" tab.

More Stieglitz gravures can be found in the "Explore" link that appears in front of the silhouette of the tree branches on the homepage. When visitors scroll over the branches on the right side, they will see the "Start" link to browse the searchable database. Searching under Stieglitz in the artist drop down box will take visitors to several dozen of his works, each one more arresting than the last. The gravures "New York Central Yard", "Hands, Dorothy Norman I", and "The Swimming Lesson", should not be missed. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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9. Education: Schools That Work
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Schools That Work is a part of Edutopia, which is funded by the George Lucas Educational Foundation and aims to give students a 21st-century education. Schools That Work is described as a "movement for change", and their website is designed to help "principals and teachers, parents and students, and schools and districts collaborate to change the futures of their young people."

On the site, visitors can find lesson plans and teacher training tools to help implement the changes needed for a "school that works". One of the high school programs featured is "Merging Career Tech and College Prep", which was tried in three schools in California. Visitors can get the details on the program on the homepage, in addition to other features that include "The Online Learning Revolution", and "College Bound Culture".


Clicking on any feature on the homepage will take visitors to a more detailed examination. The "How YOU Do It" menu, found on the right side of the feature page, takes visitors through the steps needed to implement the program. Some of the topics covered are "Ten Tips to Get Going", "Creating Industry Partnerships", and "Funding the Start-Up". Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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10. Education: Utah Digital Newspapers
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Back in 2001, the J. Willard Marriott Library at the University of Utah received a Library Services and Technology grant to research and demonstrate a newspaper digitization project. Since that time, they have successfully partnered with Brigham Young University to digitize over 240,000 pages of historic newspapers from Utah's past. Currently, the archive includes issues from over 25 newspapers, including the Davis County Clipper, the Ephraim Enterprise, and the Salt Lake Herald.

In the "Paper Timeline" area, visitors can look at a chart that details all of the currently available newspapers in the archive. After a quick look at that helpful document, visitors can browse the newspapers by county, or look over the "Recent Additions" listing. Also, visitors can view the Utah Newspaper Hall of Fame, which documents some of the state's most celebrated newspaper businesspeople. Sample searches to get visitors started might include "beehive", "Provo", and "Union Pacific". Visit this site.

 

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11. Education: Western Silent Films Collection
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For decades, movie theaters were able to draw people in for a closer look at their current offerings via the use of large posters and lobby cards. For those who are intrigued by such advertising devices, Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has digitized this fine collection of lobby cards designed to promote silent and western films in the first several decades of the 20th century.

Visitors can view all 106 items here, and, all told, they promote a grand total of 68 different films. It's easy enough to perform a keyword search across all of the images, or visitors can see all of the images at one time. To get started, take a look at the rather dramatic image for "The Mollycoddle" and the tense scene depicted on the card for "The Bandit Buster". Visitors can zoom in on each image, and it's fun to scan through the details. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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12. Immigration: Irish Emigrating to Australia
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Immigration experts predict a massive increase of Irish nationals in the first six months of 2011, as a debt-ridden Ireland battles some of the hardest austerity measures ever seen in the country. To read the full report, go top our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Don't forget to visit our immigration page for more advice.



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13. Travel & Education: Living in Utah (or just visiting )
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It's hardly the most sensitive timing, given recent events in neighbouring Arizona, but politicians in the God-fearing, gun-loving State of Utah are set to pass landmark legislation that will make an automatic pistol their official "state firearm". To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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14. Immigration: New Opportunities in South Africa
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Policy research institution, the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), has called on Parliament to reject the current Immigration Amendment Bill and to instruct officials to draft a new version that would make the country more attractive to skilled immigrants. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Engineering News)


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Announcement
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We are sad to announce the death of David Hart, a friend and colleague.

Born in 1944 in London, David Hart was the son of Louis Albert "Boy" Hart, Jewish by birth and the founder and chairman of Henry Ansbacher merchant bank. His mother was Irish, though Hart was baptised into the Church of England and was educated at Eton. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link. See also this brief history of David. Read more.


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Book of the Month
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Charting Tools for Spread Betting ~ By Malcolm Pryor

Following on from the success of his first two books, 'The Financial Spread Betting Handbook' and 'Winning Spread Betting Strategies', Malcolm Pryor now provides the spread bettor with a detailed understanding of 7 key charting tools. Each tool has a role to play in the success of the spread bettor, and the tools can be used in combination to construct powerful trading strategies.

This new book is written in a punchy and economical style, presenting much of its teaching through carefully chosen examples of charts. The focus is on practical technical analysis techniques which are directly relevant to spread bettors and traders. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


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This month's quote

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"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." ~ Chinese Proverb (submitted by a reader in Beijing)


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