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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 January 2013 #239

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Positive Business Expansion in Africa
  2. Business: Corruption in South Africa
  3. Business & Internet: Online Dictation Program
  4. Education: Britain's Colonial Past
  5. Education & Health: Fitness & Health Resources
  6. Education & Entertainment: One of Our Great Brits, Ken Dodd
  7. Education & Business: Books Podcast
  8. Education: University of California
  9. Travel & Education: Indians History in Yorkshire, England
  10. Travel: Qatar Airways Flights to Heathrow London
  11. Travel: Waterways of England

 

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1. Business: Positive Business Expansion in Africa
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JSE-listed cement producer PPC on Wednesday announced that it would buy a 51% stake in a Rwandan company as it steps up its investments outside South Africa. PPC, which recently also entered the Ethiopian market, is paying $69.4-million for a majority shareholding in Cimerwa, which has the capacity to produce 100 000 t/y.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (Creamer Media)

 

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2. Business: Corruption in South Africa
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The perception of the prevalence of corruption in South Africa’s public sector is worsening, with the country slipping further in Transparency International’s latest Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI). To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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3. Business & Internet: Online Dictation Program
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If you are looking for an online dictation program, look no further than Online Dictation for use with Google Chrome. This dictation program allows users to convert their spoken voice into digital text with little fuss. Visitors just need to attach a microphone to their computers to allow the program to pick up their voices. This version is compatible with all computers running Google Chrome. Read more.

From The Scout Report 1994-2013

 

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4.  Education: Britain's Colonial Past
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For historians, it represents a treasure trove of boundless rewards and an opportunity to revisit some of the most enduring myths about Britain's colonial past. But for some of those still living with the physical and psychological scars, the release of thousands of previously secret government-held documents offers fresh hope of finally gaining a measure of justice for their suffering under British rule.  To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link..

 

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5. Education & Health: Fitness & Health Resources
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MedlinePlus has a wide palette of interesting resources, and this corner of their prodigious website is well worth a close look. First-time visitors can start with the resources profiled on the website which include interactive videos on fighting colon cancer and how to screen for depression. Furthermore, the Calculators & Quizzes area includes an alcohol calorie calculator along with a "Can You Recognize a Heart Attack?" quiz.
There's a bit of fun and whimsy in the Games area where one can learn about the immune system via the "Immune System Defender Game Scrub Club" and a clutch of activities about the importance of sleep. Also, the site includes a section titled "Understanding Medical Words" that decodes some of the basic medical terminology that would be encountered in a routine visit to the doctor. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report 1994-2012

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Health and Fitness.

 

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6. Education & Entertainment: One of Our Great Brits, Ken Dodd
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Ken Dodd has been making people laugh for almost 60 years and with his legendary ‘Happiness’ tour back in Yorkshire, many of our readers are clamouring for tickets to his show.  To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education & Business: Books Podcast
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The Guardian is distinguished for its fine reporting on a range of subjects of great importance, and is well known for its book reviews. The staff also puts out a weekly podcast about the world of books, which bibliophiles will enjoy. Currently, there are over 450 podcasts available, and visitors can scroll through them at their leisure. Some of the recent offerings include conversations with Philip Pullman about his book "Grimm Tales" and a wonderful exploration of how maps have transformed the world. Visitors will want to bookmark this site for future reference or sign up for the available RSS feed.  Visit this site.

 

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8. Education: University of California
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The University of California system has many research institutes spread across campuses like Davis, Berkeley, Irvine, and others. This helpful website brings together timely news stories about their work, along with multimedia presentations, personal profiles, links to external media coverage, and so on. On the homepage, visitors can look over recent profiles or look through the "Science Today" area, which includes brief audio profiles of various research projects on atmospheric science, animal husbandry, and more. One rather aesthetically pleasing section features the Image of the Day. Here visitors can check out vibrant photos of the curious willow catkin, bracket fungi, and the Northwest crimson columbine. Finally, the Videos area includes dozens of videos that look into a range of topics from the interaction between snakes and android-style squirrels to oysters to urban water systems. Visit this site

Editor’s Note:   Visit our education site.

 

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9. Travel & Education: Indians History in Yorkshire, England
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This article from the Yorkshire Post explores the Indian cultural heritage of the Pennines and Peak District in England.  To read the full article, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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10. Travel: Qatar Airways Flights to Heathrow London
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Qatar Airways launched its inaugural long-haul Boeing 787 Dreamliner operations between Doha and London Heathrow on Thursday. Initially, one of the airline's five daily flights is being operated with the Boeing 787 – Flight QR 075 departing Doha at 06:25, arriving at London Heathrow at 11:05am.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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

 

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11. Travel: Waterways of England
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The best way to experience the gentle beauty of the English countryside is to take a slow barge trip along one of the many canals and waterways of the UK  To read the full account, visit our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Also visit this informative website that covers the great Manchester Ship Canal. In addition we recommend that you read about Wilbraham Egerton (son of William) who was born on 17 January 1832 and died 16 March 1909 aged 77. Wilbraham became 2nd Lord Egerton on the death of his father in 1883. He was also created Earl Egerton of Tatton  and Viscount Salford in 1897, as he was the driving force and Chairman of the Manchester Ship Canal  (1887 - 1894).  Visit our research project currently being undertaken regarding the Lord Egerton family and Tatton Park in Cheshire, England, now owned by the National Trust. Click here.

 

 

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Photo of the Month
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At the request of many of our readers we have linked to this photo of the month, provided with the courtesy of Florian’s Photographs. Click here.

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This month's quote

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"The first to apologize is the bravest, the first to forgive is the strongest, and the first to forget is the happiest." ~ Hugh of Vale Royal Abbey, Cheshire, 2nd Lord Delamere


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