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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 November 2007 #177


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Brazil, India and South Africa to Expand Trade & Business
2. Business: Crime & Corruption in the Third World
3. Business: How to Protect Your Business From Theft
4. Business: Investing in South Africa
5. Business: Latest on the Kenyan Avocado Oil Factory Incident
6. Business: World Food Prices
7. Business: Latest Report from our Head Office in Los Angeles, California, USA
8. Education & Ecology: Animal Cruelty
9. Education: For Poets & Writers
10. Education & Environment: Wetlands of International Importance
11. Education & Conservation: Mass Death of Wildebeest in Kenya
12. Immigration: Immigrants Strain Educational System in Ireland
13. Immigration & Education: Foreign Student Increase in New Zealand
14. Immigration: Personal Opinion of How to Get Rid of 25 million Illegals in the USA

 

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1. Business: Brazil, India and South Africa to Expand Trade & Business
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Johannesburg - Brazil, India and South Africa are expected to launch new initiatives for co-operation in areas such as aviation and shipping ahead of an October summit, South Africa's foreign ministry said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: Crime & Corruption in the Third World
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Global crime rates increased by about 30 per cent between 1980 and 2000, the equivalent of more than 3,000 extra crimes per 100,000 people, said UN-Habitat, which is based in Nairobi. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: How to Protect Your Business From Theft
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Theft of computers, office equipment and cash, is a major threat to business continuity. That's the view of a major insurance company who points out that besides the financial implications of having to replace what's been stolen, the loss of critical equipment can seriously disrupt a company's activities and even bring its business to a complete standstill. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: The Delamere Group also has experienced major theft from one of our places of business, read this page in our Newsletter.

 

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4. Business: Investing in South Africa
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The South African government needs to take a series of firm and decisive steps to attract the direct foreign investment needed for job-creating economic growth, Democratic Alliance (DA) spokesman on trade and industry Pierre Rabie said today. In a statement released in Parliament, Rabie listed ten "action steps" needed to make the economy more competitive in attracting direct foreign investment. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our page on investing in South Africa.

 

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5. Business: Latest on the Kenyan Avocado Oil Factory Incident
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Olivado, the New Zealand company which is investing $2.5 million in a Kenyan avocado oil extraction factory, has said it will still go on with the investment, despite the recent murder of one of its engineers in Nairobi in a robbery incident. The engineer, Julian Nathan, was recently killed by robbers in an apartment complex in Nairobi where he and two other employees of the firm were staying. To read the report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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6. Business: World Food Prices
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This summer, one food trend went under-reported, but not unnoticed - increasingly higher prices for staple foods. The price rises affected most staple grains, as well as meat and dairy prices. This trend is particularly affecting countries like South Africa, which is desperately trying to keep inflation under control. A recent visit by our CEO revealed that food prices in South Africa are literally out of control and increasing at an alarming rate. To read this report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Business: Latest Report from our Head Office in Los Angeles, California
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A member of our staff in Los Angeles reports that, "The President of the USA pledges more federal help to fight the remaining nine blazes, house the evacuees and rebuild communities. 'We're not going to forget you,' he says."

We have received many enquiries from our subscribers as to the situation of our business headquarters and the welfare of our staff in LA. We thank all of our subscribers for their concern and assure them nothing (but nothing) will prevent our regular Newsletters from going out to the international community that depend on our current updates related to business, education, private careers, employment, personal problems and concerns, and industry information. Please visit our list of newsletters currently being issued and be reassured of our ongoing support.

Editor's Note: Visit our page for current Newsletters available. Visit this link.

 

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8. Education & Ecology: Animal Cruelty
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One of our readers in England sent us this report, which the editor after due consideration decided to place in our current Newsletter.

Headline on Web Site: Whistleblower Exposes Culture of Cruelty at UC at Denver. Visit this site and view the video, which we warn our reader is very graphic and quite disturbing. Click here.


Editor's Note: Visit our website regarding Beauty Without Cruelty. The Delamere Group is one of the world's leaders in promoting anti-cruelty to animals. Click here.

 

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9. Education: For Poets & Writers
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With offices in New York and Los Angeles, Poets & Writers, Inc. covers the world of creative writers across the United States. Created in 1970, it remains the largest nonprofit literary organization serving poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers. Visitors to the site can read selected pieces from their magazine, and they can also learn about various funding opportunities for readings and workshops. Writers will also want to sign up for the Speakeasy Message Forum. Here users can discuss such timely topics as David Sedaris, the publishing world, and the state of modern poetry. One of the most useful areas of the site is the "Top Ten Questions Writers Ask". This area provides answers to queries such as "Do I Need an Agent?" and "Should I pursue an MFA?" Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2007

 


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10. Education & Environment: Wetlands of International Importance
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One of our readers sent this information for inclusion in our monthly Newsletter.

The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 155 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1675 wetland sites, totaling 150 million hectares, designated for inclusion in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance. Take the time to view the photo gallery of past photographs. Visit this site.

 

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11. Education & Conservation: Mass Death of Wildebeest in Kenya
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Nairobi: Some 15,000 wildebeest have drowned in the Mara River during their annual migration between Tanzania and Kenya, shocking tourists and baffling conservationists. The mass death of the animals was the first of its kind in recent memory, and it struck in peak season at the world-renowned Maasai Mara Game Reserve, which attracts some 300,000 tourists each year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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12. Immigration: Immigrants Strain Educational System in Ireland
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Balbriggan, Ireland: Happy little learners filed out of school at midday, smiling in their furry jackets and clutching a parent's hand. It could have been anywhere in Ireland, except that almost every child had immigrant parents -- the vast majority of them black -- from places as distant as Angola, Congo and Zimbabwe. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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13. Immigration & Education: Foreign Student Increase in New Zealand
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The latest figures from Education New Zealand show numbers of international students are on the rise after major dips since a peak in 2002. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: If you are interested in visiting or studying in New Zealand visit our webpage on New Zealand. Go to this link.

 

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14. Immigration: Personal Opinion of How to Get Rid of 25 million Illegals in the USA
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Illegal immigration negatively impacts everything in America, from the economy, the environment, education and health care to criminal justice and national security. But how can we make them leave? This personal opinion from one of our readers is well worth reviewing. To go to the full report, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 


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This month's quote
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"People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them." ~ George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish Playwright

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