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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 November 2010 #213

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Brazilian Investment in Africa
2. Business & Trade: European Union
3. Business: Green Building Council of South Africa
4. Business: Mining Boom in Australia
5. Business & Education: USA Donates Millions of Dollars to SA Universities
6. Business: World Bank's Annual Report
7. Education & Immigration: College Scams in the UK
8. Education & Environment: Wild Horse Sanctuary in Nevada
9. Immigration: Does a Multicultural Society Work?
10. Real Estate & Business: Demolishing Bad Housing
11. Travel & Education: New York in the 19th Century


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1. Business: Brazilian Investment in Africa
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Brazilian mining giant Vale plans to invest in $15-billion to $20-billion in projects in Africa over the next five years, up from $2.5-billion spent on projects there so far, the firm said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business & Trade: European Union
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The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is a "consultative body of the European Union." The EESC is meant to serve as "a bridge between European and organized civil society", and their work includes networking with other governmental organization, adopting policy resolutions and suggestions, and researching energy issues, among other things. The materials on the site are divided into seven primary sections, including "Documents", "Themes", and "Events & Activities".

A good place to get started is the "Themes" area, which features information about their recent activities in areas like civil society, consumers, economics, and agriculture and environment. Along the left-side of this page, visitors can look at the latest events and conferences related to each separate theme. Moving along, the "Documents" area includes opinion pieces and working papers such as "EU-Canada Relations" and "Higher Education and Entrepreneurship". Lastly, the "Press & Media" area includes videos, interviews, and photo galleries. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 


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3. Business: Green Building Council of South Africa
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Property developer Menlyn Maine Investments will co-sponsor the development of the new multi-unit residential green building rating tool, which will be carried out by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA). To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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4. Business: Mining Boom in Australia
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Australia is about to embark on its biggest mining investment boom since the 1850s Gold Rush, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan told investors in the USA this week. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business & Education: USA Donates Millions of Dollars to SA Universities
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Two SA universities will receive part of a US government US130-million investment in African medical education, the US embassy said on Friday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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6. Business: World Bank's Annual Report
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The World Bank's Annual Report and the website that accompanies the report are full of data about the world's 79 poorest countries that the World Bank aids through its International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association.

The 32-page report (PDF file) covers the period from July 2009 to June 2010. Visitors will find that the website for the Report contains a lot of interactive features for a better understanding of the global poverty situation which the World Bank is trying to help alleviate. The "Data & Research" tab near the top of any page has an "At a Glance" section that features several "Analytical Tools".

Visitors won't want to miss the "iSimulate", which allows for performing macroeconomic simulations; "ADePT", which is a software platform for automated economic analysis; and "PovCalNet", which is a poverty analysis tool that "assess[es] global poverty incidence figures." Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 


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7. Education & Immigration: College Scams in the UK
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Two 'colleges' that facilitated immigration of international students through false documents and certificates in London and Manchester have been closed following investigation by border officials. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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8. Education & Environment: Wild Horse Sanctuary in Nevada
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Madeleine Pickens, the wife of Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens, has bought a sprawling Nevada ranch to serve as a wild horse sanctuary that would keep mustangs on the range instead of in government-funded holding facilities. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Immigration: Does a Multicultural Society Work?
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Attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany have "utterly failed", Chancellor Angela Merkel says. To read the full report and the experience of Germany, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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10. Real Estate & Business: Demolishing Bad Housing
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We are pleased to report that after many years of campaigning, the two blocks of high-rise flats have been demolished in the latest phase of the regeneration of Glasgow's Gorbals area. The 23-storey Norfolk Court tower blocks have housed more than 270 families since they were built in the early 1970s. To read the full report and see the video, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on helping the homeless and the curse of building slums. Click here.



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11. Travel & Education: New York in the 19th Century
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What did New York look like in the late 19th century? Obviously it was a bustling and energetic place, but what were some of its key characteristics? We can tell a bit about it from first-hand narratives, photographs, and maps, but it's also useful to know that there were some intriguing films made around the Big Apple during this time. This marvelous collection from the Library of Congress's American Memory Project brings together 45 films of New York from 1896 to 1906.

The films were made by the American Mutoscope and Biography Company and the Edison Company. Before diving into the films, visitors should look over the short essays in the "Understanding the Collection" area. Here they can read up on "America at the Turn of the Century" and "Pioneer Cameraman" to garner some context for understanding these unique items. In these films, visitors will find clips of Battery Park, Broadway, early automobiles, and policemen. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2010

 

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Book of the Month
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This month's quote

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"When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen." ~ Arland Gilbert


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