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Edition of 1 June 2010 #208

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Wind Farm to supply power to World Cup Stadium
2. Business: Dislike Paying Taxes then move to Greece
3. Business: Australia Buying into Kenya Minerals
4. Business: Gold Mining in South Africa
5. Business: Investing in Sierra Leone
6. Business: New Cement Plant between China & South Africa
7. Education & Environment: Richard Zimmerman Died and will be Remembered
8. Education & Travel: National Museums of Kenya
9. Education: United States Holocaust Museum
10. Immigration & Education: Bogus students facing global crackdown
11. Immigration: Working & Living in Australia


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1. Business: Wind Farm to supply power to World Cup Stadium
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The 25-turbine Coega wind farm project in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) in the Eastern Cape, was officially launched by Energy Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday. The South African representative of Belgium-based Electrawinds explained that the first turbine would be erected as soon as the wind died down, and completed in time to provide energy for the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium during the 2010 FIFA World Cup - free of charge. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: Dislike Paying Taxes then move to Greece
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Wholesale lying about assets, and other eye-popping cases that are surfacing in the news media, points to the staggering breadth of tax dodging that has long been a way of life in Greece. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Australia Buying into Kenya Minerals
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Australia's Base Iron has completed a due diligence study on the Kwale mineral sands project, in Kenya, which it is buying from TSX-listed Vaaldiam Mining. The due diligence has confirmed that Kwale was a "robust" project, which represented a good opportunity for the company to move into a sector with significant supply shortfalls expected to emerge in the medium term, Base Iron MD Tim Carstens reported on Wednesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Gold Mining in South Africa
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With commodity prices and mining revenues returning to record-2007 levels, the global mining industry has essentially returned "back to the boom" a PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) executive said on Tuesday, highlighting that growth was largely driven by demand from the Asian powerhouse, China. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: Investing in Sierra Leone
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President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has urged the South African business community to take advantage of business opportunities in Sierra Leone by investing in that country's various sectors of the economy. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on Sierra Leone especially doing business with this African country.

 

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6. Business: New Cement Plant between China & South Africa
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Limpopo was to see a new cement manufacturing plant open its doors in 2012, with a second plant possible in another Southern African Development Community (SADC) country. The black-owned Women Investment Portfolio Holdings group (Wiphold) and limestone-miner Continental Cement (Conticem), on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding with Chinese cement company, Jidong Development Group, and the China-Africa Development Fund (CADFund), to build a R1,65-billion cement manufacturing plant 85 km north of Brits. This will prove to be an excellent offshore investment. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education & Environment: Richard Zimmerman will be Remembered
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A generous heart, an innovative mind, tireless hands and an independent spirit. That's how Richard Zimmerman, known to just about everyone as Dugout Dick, was remembered Saturday. Dick died April 21 at age 94, having lived nearly his entire adult life in a cave above the Salmon River outside of Elk Bend in Idaho, USA. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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8. Education & Travel: National Museums of Kenya
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The National Museums of Kenya (NMK) celebrated their 100th anniversary in 2010. The museum was originally started by colonial settlers and naturalists who were looking for a space to store their many natural specimens.

A core function of the museums, according to the "About Us" Section of their website, is to "to identify, protect, conserve and transmit the cultural and the natural heritage of Kenya." Visitors should check out the "Interactivity" link on the left hand menu. There is a "blog", "map", "virtual tours", "children's section", and an "online gallery". The "map" section shows the sites of the regional museums and historic sites under the umbrella of the NMK, and visitors can learn the details of the museum or site by scrolling over the yellow or red markers and clicking on them. The Kapenguria site, for example, is where the "six most influential leaders in the struggle for independence were detained." Included as part of the museum are the renovated prison cells, the Pokot homestead, and galleries that explain the political development of Kenya from "pre-colonial Kenya, slavery, the arrival of Europeans, African resistance to colonial rule, and activities of pioneer nationalists." Visit this site.

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9. Education: United States Holocaust Museum
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The United States Holocaust Museum website contains a section on genocide which offers eyewitness accounts of victims of various genocides, a timeline that details the concept and law of genocide, and information about the peoples who are at risk of becoming victims of genocide in our own time.

The "World is Witness" link, located on the left hand menu, takes visitors to a map of the areas at risk, "Field Updates", and a "Gallery" of photos of "Burundi", "Chad", "Rwanda", "Sudan", "Congo" and "Other Regions". Visitors can read the caption for the photograph by clicking on it. In the "Chad" gallery, there are drawings by children at refugee camps of attacks on their villages.

In the "Rwanda" area there are many photos of the memorial site of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The mass graves of those who were killed are also pictured, as well as the graves of those few who received individual burial plots. Lastly, the website offers the ability to "View and Download the Report" of the Genocide Prevention Task Force, which is co-chaired by Madeleine Albright. Visit this site.


From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 


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10. Immigration & Education: Bogus students facing global crackdown
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Unscrupulous recruitment agents who bring bogus overseas students into the UK are being targeted in an international initiative. The British Council, has for the first time brought together countries including the UK, US and Australia to try to keep out such students. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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11. Immigration: Working & Living in Australia
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We have been requested by many of our readers, in view of the great changes taking place in the UK political situation, as to what is the best way to get into Australia for temporary or permanent settlement. Our advice is to obtain a copy of this publication from the Delamere International Bookshop.



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This month's quote

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"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest accomplishment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~ Henrietta Charlotte Cholmondeley

 

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