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Edition of 1 May 2005 #147


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: China's Banks Get Warning
2. Business: Kenya's wealth?
3. Business: Raymond Ackerman opens new business school in Cape Town
4. Business: South African Wines
5. Business: The Chinese Currency
6. Business: Useful Free Share Tool Cleaner
7. Education: Aids out of control in India
8. Immigration: Talk about illegals from Mexico?
9. Immigration: Illegal Immigrants in the UK
10. Immigration: Visitors from Nigeria now restricted
11. Real Estate: How to steal a house? (immovable property?)
12. Travel: Tourism to England
13. Travel: CNN holds award ceremony in Kenya
14. Travel: Game Parks in South Africa
15. Travel: Tourism to Kenya Increases
16. Travel: Transpacific Race from Long Beach to Hawaii


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1. Business: China's Banks Get Warning
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Beijing: China's banking watchdog has set a deadline of one year for the country's state-owned commercial banks to do something about a rise in the number of financial crimes, state media reported Tuesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our page on China for more information on trade and future prospects.

 

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2. Business: Kenya's wealth?
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The bulk of Kenya's wealth is in foreign hands, according to statistics obtained exclusively by The Sunday Standard. If Kenya were a cake to be shared out, Kenyans would only lay claim to 31 per cent of the country's total wealth. The rest would go to foreigners. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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3. Business: Raymond Ackerman opens new business school in Cape Town
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Pick 'n Pay founder Raymond Ackerman gave the first crop of aspirant entrepreneurs at his new academy hot money-making tips - not least of all one of his group's weak points.

He told young students of the Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development that if he were "young" and "didn't have a white skin" he would be taking the Pick 'n Pay chain head-on in townships. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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4. Business: South African Wines
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Footprint, an adventurous yet relatively unknown South African range of wines is making giant strides in the USA, after securing a prestigious listing on Royal Caribbean Cruiselines, a fleet of 20 luxury liners operating primarily from Miami. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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5. Business: The Chinese Currency
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Beijing - China is unlikely to undertake broad-ranging reforms of its foreign exchange regime in the near future, Long Yongtu, the country's former chief trade negotiator, said Friday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: Useful Free Share Tool Cleaner
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With all the web browsing and downloading that goes on during the average day in the life of a computer, this application may prove to be quite useful. CCleaner effectively works to remove unused and temporary files from the user's computer. By doing so, this allows Windows to run more efficiently and faster. CCleaner 1.18.099 is compatible with Windows 95 or newer. Visit this site to download.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2005


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7. Education: Aids out of control in India
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Paris - India has now outstripped South Africa as the country with the highest tally of people living with Aids or HIV, the head of the Global Fund said on Tuesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: Visit our page on India.


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8. Immigration: Talk about illegals from Mexico?
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What about the poor people who flee from Zimbabwe? After crossing a sandy riverbed and scrambling through dense undergrowth, the young, breathless Zimbabwean reached the final obstacle on his journey.


Clive Ncube halted before a 12ft fence, topped with barbed wire, snaking through the bush country lining the frontier between Botswana and Zimbabwe. He placed his foot in the wire mesh and vaulted over. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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9. Immigration: Illegal Immigrants in the UK
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THE government has secretly calculated there are about 500,000 illegal immigrants in Britain despite repeated claims by ministers that they do not know the scale of the problem. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: This UK problem is at least better than the 20 million illegal immigrants in the USA.


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10. Immigration: Visitors from Nigeria now restricted
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Britain has imposed a ban on entry visas for young Nigerians aged between 18 and 30 who intend to visit the UK for the first time. The British High Commission in Nigeria says it cannot deal with the high number of visa applications, which have nearly doubled in the last two years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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11. Real Estate: How to steal a house? (immovable property?)
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LINDALE, Texas (AP) - When Smith County Constable Dennis Taylor got a call reporting a stolen house, his first question was, "Is it a trailer house, ma'am?"
"No, it's a brick house," the real estate company representative replied.
Board by board, shingle by shingle, for nearly three months, thieves dismantled a three-bedroom brick house in this East Texas town and carted it away until only a pile of rubble was left. Read more at this link. Click here.

 

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12. Travel: Tourism to England
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A single organisation is set to take over responsibility for protecting and enhancing English landscapes and wildlife.

Natural England will bring together existing rural and wildlife organisations under one umbrella, making it easier for people to get information, advice and funding on country matters. To read this report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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13. Travel: CNN holds award ceremony in Kenya
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CNN and MultiChoice Africa are to host the 'African Journalist 2005 Awards' in Nairobi. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our travel page on Africa, go to this link.


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14. Travel: Game Parks in South Africa
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The South African Government will invest R193m over the next three years to develop national and transfrontier parks, Environmental Affairs and Tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk said at the weekend. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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15. Travel: Tourism to Kenya Increases
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Nairobi - Kenya on Wednesday reported a large jump in the number of tourists visiting the country from the United States and Canada as it predicted a 17 percent increase in tourism revenue this year.

"The US and Canadian markets have seen tremendous growth in the first quarter of 2005," the state-run Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) said in a report covering the past three months. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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16. Travel: Transpacific Race from Long Beach to Hawaii
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Much of the sailing world will turn its attention to Long Beach this July, when the famous Transpacific Race celebrates its centennial here before boats sail for Hawaii. More than 70 yachts - from 30-foot sloops to 90-foot racing-specific ships - are expected to be part of the Transpacific Race. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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This month's quote
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"We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give." ~ Sir Winston Churchill.

 

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