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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 November 2009 # 201

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This Month's Sponsor
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The International Colorist Academy (ICA)

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business & Environment: Future Famine for Africa
2. Business: African Growth and Opportunity Act
3. Business: Exploring for Oil in Kenya

4. Business: British Aid for Zimbabwe
5. Business: Free Farmland in the Congo
6. Business & Education: Kindle Electronic Reader
7. Education: Digital Maps of Nevada
8. Education: New York Public Library
9. Immigration: Canada Becoming a Desirable Place for Immigrants

 

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1. Business & Environment: Future Famine for Africa
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One of the world's most influential scientists has warned that climate change could devastate Africa, predicting an increase in catastrophic food shortages. To read the report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: African Growth and Opportunity Act
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South Africa has proposed that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) between the US and African countries be extended for a longer period of time to allow for investment in capacity building that would allow more countries and industries to take advantage of the benefits of the Act. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group is also a proponent of the AGOA, visit our pages on African trade.

 

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3. Business: Exploring for Oil in Kenya
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The exploration for oil in Isiolo officially kicked off Wednesday as the China National Off-shore Oil Corporation, CNOOC, begun drilling a five kilometers well in Boghal area of Isiolo. Energy minister Kiraitu Murungi has however warned Kenyans that it is too early to celebrate, saying oil has not yet been struck. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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4. Business: British Aid for Zimbabwe
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Britain said today it was providing $100 million in aid to Zimbabwe this year to help the new unity government and ease a humanitarian crisis. "We thought the formation of the inclusive government was a significant step. The UK wants it to succeed. We are not holding back and will be supporting it to the tune of $100 million this year," Britain's ambassador to Zimbabwe, Mike Canning, told reporters. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: Free Farmland in the Congo
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Thousands of white South African farmers are resettling in Africa's most inhospitable nations in a migration that recalls the 19th century Great Trek by Afrikaner Boers.

In a deal signed this week, the war-ravaged but mineral-rich Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), rock bottom on just about every global list of the most desirable places to live, agreed to give South African farmers 10 million hectares of land on the Congo River. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business & Education: Kindle Electronic Reader
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Amazon.com has introduced an international version of its Kindle electronic reader that works in more than 100 countries and cut the price of its US version by 13 percent. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group now has made available our web site articles on UxByDesign.com that can now be read on Kindle. Go to this link.

 

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7. Education: Digital Maps of Nevada, USA
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If you're looking for the road to Winnemucca by way of Elko, look no further than this engaging website created by the Digital Projects group at the University of Nevada, Reno Libraries.

The original focus of their first digital map site was a collection of historic maps of Nevada, and this has been expanded to include over 4,000 maps. With this expansion, visitors can now find contemporary maps of Nevada, side by side with other thematic mining, geologic, and topographic maps. Interested parties can click on the "View the collections" area to browse through various collections, or they can elect to search the maps by keyword. One notable resource is the "Highway maps (1917-2005)" collection, which dramatically charts the growth of roads across the state during this busy period of construction and expansion. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

 

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8. Education: New York Public Library
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The fantastic New York Public Library does it again with this most diverse and thoughtful site. The website shows their impressive offerings of upcoming live talks as well as providing their archived talks. Some of the upcoming guests that are featured are Ira Glass, Barbara Kingsolver, William Grimes, and Javier Marias. Fortunately, visitors who aren't in New York City won't miss out on these great programs, because the past LIVE shows can be accessed by clicking on the "Past Programs" link in the left hand menu.

The archived shows are from Spring and Fall 2005-2009, and are available as audio, video, or both. The current programs become available to listen or watch a few weeks after the original program. Transcripts are also available for some events, and they can be found in the "Transcripts" link on the left hand menu. The intriguing series, first broadcast during the month of June 2009, titled "Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas" is a good place to start.

Visitors can enter Muslim Voices in the search box at the top left hand of the page to find all LIVE programs that were part of the celebration. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

 

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9. Immigration: Canada Becoming a Desirable Place for Immigrants
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Conventional wisdom would have us believe immigration and small town Canada don't mix. It's time to rethink that, says a Conference Board of Canada report that says immigration has injected new life into dying Canadian towns. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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Book of the Month
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This is an indispensable, trusted annual resource for traders and investors. "The Stock Trader's Almanac 2010" is packed with timely insights and targeted analysis to help you navigate turbulent markets and beat the odds in the year ahead. Organized into a calendar format, the trusted guide combines over a century's worth of data, statistics and trends along with vital analysis you won't get anywhere else. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.

 

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This month's quote
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"Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody." ~ Longfellow


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