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Edition of 1 July 2014 # 257

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IN THIS ISSUE

 

  1. Business: Canada Investing in South Africa
  2. Business: China’s Next Move in Africa
  3. Business & Travel: Chinese Visiting the USA Increasing Dramatically
  4. Business: German Aid to South Africa
  5. Business: How to Plan a Successful Career
  6. Business: New Mining Venture in Devon, England
  7. Business: Tax Agreement Between USA & South Africa
  8. Business: Unemployment in South Africa
  9. Education: Animal Cruelty
  10. Education: Basis for Being an Entrepreneur
  11. Education & Art: Seeking Reward for Your Hard Work
  12. Education: Film Industry Historical Records
  13. Education & Environment: Sick City of Glasgow, Scotland
  14. Education: Skills Needed for e-Learning
  15. Education & History: Did Britain Assist the South in US Civil War?
  16. Immigration: Major Changes to Immigration Laws of South Africa
  17. Internet: New Domain Names Available
  18. Travel: Experience the Flight on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner
  19. Travel: Heathrow, London, New Terminal Praised by Travelers
  20. Travel: Other Side of Cape Town
  21. Travel: Visitors to Britain Enjoy the Historic Houses Open for Viewing
  22. Travel: Yorkshire’s Heritage Railways

 

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1. Business: Canada Investing in South Africa
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As part of a renewed strategy to intensify trade relations with the continent and further strengthen its export-led economy, Canada has announced the “revitalisation” of the South-Africa Chamber of Commerce (SACCB) and the establishment of Export Development Canada’s (EDC's) first African office, in Johannesburg.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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2. Business: China’s Next Move in Africa
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China’s interests in Africa are burgeoning. The country is South Africa’s biggest trade partner, and recent official visits between the SA and Chinese governments underlined their intent to give tangible effect to a collaboration agreement signed in 2013. Reports that Mandarin may be taught in some South African schools got tongues wagging about the size and shape of the ‘Chinese opportunity’ that may arise from this, says Ian Henderson, CTO of Rubric language services.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (WCBN)

Editor’s Note: Visit our web page on learning languages.

 

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3. Business & Travel: Chinese Visiting the USA Increasing Dramatically
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The number of Chinese travelers passing through the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel has swelled 15% since the property was purchased in November by a Chinese real estate developer. Tourism from China into Los Angeles nearly quadrupled last year to 570,000 visitors, up from 158,000 in 2009, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. The LAEDC thinks the county could see as many as 2 million Chinese tourists annually by 2020. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (LA Times)

 

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4. Business: German Aid to South Africa
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Germany has made a new R5.9-billion development-cooperation commitment to South Africa, consolidating more than two decades of ongoing financial and technical support that collectively stands at over R14-billion. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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5. Business: How to Plan a Successful Career
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Hundreds of applicants, both professionals and fresh graduates, land a new job every year. However, only very few make it to the top and bag the career of their dreams. Getting stuck in roles they are not happy with because there are no opportunities outside their current work is a source of frustration for many professionals. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Gulf News)



Editor's Note: Visit our page on Careers & Employment.

 

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6. Business: New Mining Venture in Devon, England
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An Australian firm is pressing ahead with its plan to develop a tungsten mine near Plymouth. Wolf Minerals has received the first part of a £52m funding package, which was signed off last month.  It means the long-delayed purchase of 15 homes around the mine site can proceed. Wolf wants to begin mining by the end of 2014 and expects the site at Hemerdon to be the "world's next major tungsten mining operation". To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

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7. Business: Tax Agreement Between USA & South Africa
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A newly inked intergovernmental agreement will see South African financial institutions report information about US account holders to the South African Revenue Service (Sars), which would deliver the data to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The reciprocal intergovernmental agreement, signed by Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard on Monday, aimed to improve international tax compliance and implement the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca).  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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8. Business: Unemployment in South Africa
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Unemployment rate among youth aged 15 to 34 years increased from 32.7% to 36.1% between 2008 and 2014, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Thursday. The unemployment rate was consistently higher among youth than among adults by more than 20 percentage points in the post recessionary period, said the latest Stats SA report on national and provincial labour market trends among the youth. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.  (Creamer Media)

 

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9. Education: Animal Cruelty
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The international transportation of nonhuman primates for use in U.S. research facilities results in horrific conditions for the animals during long flights and in many deaths along the way. When the ordeal of the transport in cramped wooden crates in the cargo hold of airplanes is over, these animals are then subjected to harmful invasive experiments and may spend the rest of their lives in conditions not much better than their transport. These monkeys come from breeding farms in China, Mauritius, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and other countries, or are captured in the wild. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), nearly 3,000 monkeys were imported by just one animal testing company, Shin Nippon Biomedical Laboratories (SNBL), where video provided by a whistleblower showed “sick, distraught monkeys suffering horribly from tests in which they were injected with experimental chemicals.”  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor’s Note:  We must stop this horrific treatment of animals. HOW? Visit the web site of PETA and lodge your protest.



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10. Education: Basis for Being an Entrepreneur
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Despite passing 15 GCSEs with top grades, Harry Day wasn't keen on the idea of academic study. He dropped out of school after one year of doing A-levels in maths, further maths, physics and chemistry to pursue a one-year BTec course in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise at the Peter Jones Enterprise Academy at Solihull College. The academy – founded by the entrepreneur and Dragons' Den star Peter Jones – aims to give young people the skills they need to set up and run their own businesses via a range of entrepreneurship courses delivered at around 30 UK colleges.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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11. Education & Art: Seeking Reward for Your Hard Work
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Six dancers with Cuba's National Ballet have arrived in Miami after defecting while on tour in Puerto Rico at the weekend. Pedro Pablo Pena, director of the Cuban Classical Ballet of Miami, said the four men and two women had found their careers on the island limited. Cuban dancers, who earn $30 a month on average, often defect while on tour. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

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12. Education: Film Industry Historical Records
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The Delamere Group being based in Los Angeles, has a close involvement in the film industry and one of our staff members submitted this archive film from Yorkshire, England, a true example of early films seen at the local “bug-hut” as the local cinemas or bioscopes were then called. This early nitrate film was made by Debenham & Co. and documents the wedding of Fred Groves and Alice Rothwell on the 20th October, 1920 at St Edmund’s Church, Roundhay, Leeds. The bride, Alice, was given away by her father, John Rothwell Esq. who was a furniture dealer. And the groom, Fred Groves, was a civil servant.  Title: ‘Popular Wedding at Roundhay’ ‘This picture was photographed exclusively for this Theatre by Debenham & Co. York.’  The film begins in a garden where a small boy, smartly dressed in an overcoat, walks past looking at the camera. ‘The Family Group at the House’ a group of people in formal dress, the women holding flowers, pose for the camera. In the street two ladies are helped out of a parked car by a man. Then an open-topped car pulls up, and more people get out. They are followed by a third car. ‘Arrival of the Bride Alice who was given away by her Father John Rothwell Esq.’ The Bride’s car arrives. When she gets out, she is carrying a large bouquet of flowers. Her father is also with her and dressed in a morning suit with a top hat. Nostalgia indeed! Don’t forget to view the many other archive film clips of Yorkshire, England and the City of York, plus its environs from days gone by. Visit this site.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web site on the new developments of Digital Cinema.

Plus additional sites that cover early film industry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roundhay_Garden_Scene

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bioscope_show

South Africa still uses the name Bioscope.

 

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13. Education & Environment: Sick City of Glasgow, Scotland
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Babies born in Glasgow are expected to live the shortest lives of any in Britain. One in four Glaswegian men won't reach their 65th birthday. What is behind the "Glasgow Effect" and can it be prevented? To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

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14. Education: Skills Needed for e-Learning
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South Africa lacks the skills and infrastructure to introduce e-learning technologies, according to a report by Via Afrika. E-learning technologies include interactive textbooks and educational games that may be self-paced or instructor-led. These technologies have become increasingly popular in schools throughout Europe and the US as teachers try to prepare pupils from a young age for the greater computer-literacy demands of the workplace.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)



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15. Education & History: Did Britain Assist the South in US Civil War?
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Investigations by a leading Scottish maritime historian have succeeded, for the first time, in locating the main secret British headquarters of the American Civil War Confederate government’s transatlantic gun-running operation. Research, carried out over the past decade, has revealed the extraordinary extent to which substantial sections of Britain’s business elite were working with impunity to help the slave-owning southern states win the Civil War.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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16. Immigration: Major Changes to Immigration Laws of South Africa
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The South African government started implementing extensive changes to immigration laws which has been met with fierce criticism. The regulations, which came into effect on Monday, introduce a new visa regime for South Africa. The new regulations draw a clear distinction between short-stay visas and long-stay permanent residence permits. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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17. Internet: New Domain Names Available
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Today saw the launch of the first .uk web domains, with Stephen Fry leading the charge marking another milestone in what has been hailed as the biggest change to the internet since the advent of the World Wide Web. But why do we need new domain names, and what will they mean for the future of the internet?  From a practical point of view, new domain names create more space on the web. Before this whole process began, there were only 22 so-called generic top-level domains (gTLDs), including well-known ones such as .com, .net and .org. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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18. Travel: Experience the Flight on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner
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After a few technical difficulties early last year, Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner is rolling out quickly across many carriers. There are now about 140 flying around the world. In the US, United is currently the only carrier flying the fuel-efficient, composite bird, with 10 in its fleet and 65 more on order. In November, American Airlines gets the first of 42 787s it has on order. Delta recently indicated that it is looking at the 787 along with newer generation A330s and 777s to replace its aging widebodies like the 747. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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19. Travel: Heathrow, London, New Terminal Praised by Travelers
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Heathrow's new Terminal 2 has welcomed its first passengers, with the airport insisting it has learned lessons from the opening of Terminal 5. The first flight, a United Airlines from Chicago, arrived at 05:49 BST. Passengers on the first of 34 United flights scheduled for Wednesday were greeted by staff in Beefeater costumes.  The airport will open in stages to avoid the chaos in 2008 when Terminal 5 opened and staff struggled to cope with the computer and baggage systems.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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20. Travel: Other Side of Cape Town
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The iconic Table Mountain, rolling vineyards and stunning ocean vistas are among the attractions that draw tourists to Cape Town, South Africa's second-largest city on its south-western coast.  But increasingly, visitors want to see another side of this contradictory city in an attempt to better understand a country with a violent history and one of the largest wealth gaps in the world. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

 

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21. Travel: Visitors to Britain Enjoy the Historic Houses Open for Viewing
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The Historic Houses Association (HHA) is a not-for-profit organisation representing Britain's privately and charitably owned historic houses, castles and gardens. There are around 1500 Members and about 500 of these open their doors to visitors for days out, special tours, school visits, weddings and events or even as places to stay. Members range from iconic stately homes such as Blenheim Palace, Longleat and Burghley House, to more intimate houses such as Traquair in Scotland, Treowen in Wales and Belle Isle in Northern Ireland. Most are still private family homes. Visit this site.

Editor’s Note:  Don’t forget to view the video clips of some of the more popular historic homes, and at the base of the home page you can select the county where the historic home is located.

 

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22. Travel: Yorkshire’s Heritage Railways
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In the latest of our series on Yorkshire’s heritage railways, Andrew Vine finds the largest of them expanding its services to the seaside to attract more income and passengers. There is a sight guaranteed to make everyone pausing to catch their breath at the top of the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey and turn away from the towering ruins to look back over the town below.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: See also this video clip from the BBC on Views of Yorkshire.



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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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"Time decides who you meet in life, your heart decides who you want in your life, and your behavior decides who stays in your life." ~ Winston Churchill

 

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Book of the Month
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"7 Winning Strategies For Trading Forex" ~ Grace Cheng

Many traders go around searching for that one perfect trading strategy that works all the time in the global FOREX (foreign exchange/currency) market. Frequently, they will complain that a strategy doesn't work. Few people understand that successful trading of the FOREX market entails the application of the right strategy for the right market condition. Grace Cheng highlights seven trading strategies, each of which is to be applied in a unique way and is designed for differing market conditions. She shows how traders can use the various market conditions to their advantage by tailoring the strategy to suit each one. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


Editor’s Note:  Visit our webpage on Forex Trading.

 

 

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