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Edition of 1 October 2011 #224

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Mineral Exports from Australia
2. Business: Los Angeles Economic Roundtable
3. Business: Positive News for Mining in South Africa
4. Business & Education: Smart About Money
5. Education: The Inner Body
6. Education: Cambridge University England
7. Education & Business: National Center for Media Engagement
8. Real Estate: Scotland now Becomes a Desirable Place to Live?
9. Real Estate: Cape Town Waterfront Development
10. Real Estate: Redevelopment of District Six Cape Town
11. Travel: Airlines in Africa
12. Travel: Search for Flights using Google


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1. Business: Mineral Exports from Australia
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The value of mineral exports from Australia, the world's top iron-ore and metallurgical coal exporter, is expected to reach a record A$215-billion in 2011/12 on the back of higher prices and export volumes, the Bureau of Resources and Energy Economics (BREE) said on Tuesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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2. Business: Los Angeles Economic Roundtable
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Since 1983, the L.A. Economic Roundtable has worked on two primary goals: to build a sustainable economy and to create inclusive communities. Producing solid, reliable data to aid policymakers is the Roundtable's area of expertise.

The website's "areas of research" and "current projects" will give visitors a good overview of what types of issues the Roundtable addresses. Industrial policy, the labor market, and human services are the areas of research the Roundtable concentrates on, and each area has its own separate link.

Some of the papers and presentations that are available in the Human Services area of research include a 129 page downloadable report "Where We Sleep: The Costs of Housing and Homelessness in Los Angeles" and a new report entitled "Dividends of a Hand Up: Public Benefits of Moving Indigent Adults with Disabilities onto SSI". The Roundtable's current projects include research on affordable housing, a crisis indicator to identify high-need homeless people, and the water use efficiency sector's impact on jobs. Visit this site.

Editor's Note: We have included this research site for the benefit of our readers worldwide, as the facts and details are applicable in many other countries affected by the current global downturn of the economy.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011


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3. Business: Positive News for Mining in South Africa
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Mining luminary Brian Gilbertson expressed the hope that the opening of South Africa's newest manganese mine would trigger a new era of South African export growth, ahead of the coming increasing demand from China and the East. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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4. Business & Education: Smart About Money
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The National Endowment for Financial Education is a non-profit that aims to educate and prepare Americans to successfully face financial challenges throughout all stages of life, In order to accomplish this goal, they have crafted this website called "Smart About Money", and it is chock-full of interesting resources and materials.

First-time visitors will note that there is an excellent "Resource Library" link that contains articles, online courses, curriculum, and tools from NEFE and other unbiased sources. Visitors can choose from almost two dozen topics, including "Home Ownership", "Bankruptcy", "Investing", "Hiring a Financial Planner", and "Buying a Car". Other users who enjoy their financial advice on the fly can have financial tips sent directly to their phone by signing up in the blue box with the light bulb in it. News and free financial tips by e-mail can be accessed simply by signing up for them via the "Email Newsletter Signup" box. The "Life Events and Financial Decisions" link has a host of topics, including the "Crises & Emergencies" section, which contains information on such subtopics as "Natural Disasters" and "Emergency Preparedness". Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group have a useful webpage on current Financial Services.

 


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5. Education: The Inner Body
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The Inner Body website is designed to help visitors find everything they want to know about the human skeleton, including everything from a "single blood vessel out of the other 60,000 miles of vessels in the human circulatory system." The folks at Inner Body have been working on these types of helpful anatomical renderings since 1997, and visitors can begin their tour through the site by clicking on one of ten different body systems. After clicking on one of the systems, visitors can navigate around each diagram to find labels that provide additional information about each part, such as the thoracic duct or the intestinal trunk. Also, each area contains a brief text passage that describes each system. Overall, the site is a welcome addition to the bevy of related sites that tell the story of human anatomy. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011

 


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6. Education: Cambridge University England
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Cambridge is the best university in the world, according to a new league table which sees its rival Oxford awarded fifth place. The institution topped the eighth annual QS World University Rankings, seeing off competition from leading US institutions. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our web pages on world education.



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7. Education & Business: National Center for Media Engagement
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Funded by the Center for Public Broadcasting, the National Center for Media Engagement is dedicated to supporting "public media organizations nationwide in engaging their communities." They provide resources for stations and producers to engage citizens in a range of platforms, and their website is a great place to learn about their work. On the homepage, visitors will find seven sections, including "Think & Strategize", "Plan & Design", "Execute", "Renew & Upgrade" and "Communicate Impact".

Public media organizations will be able to use these sections to use social media to communicate their mission to the public. Further down on the homepage, visitors can also learn about "Public Media Stories of Impact". These stories are taken from a range of public media organizations, such as pieces from Austin on the arts community and Columbus, Ohio's work on community engagement. It's also worth taking a look at their blog, which contains direct links to other resources created by public radio and television stations from around the United States. Visit this site.

 

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group operate a world leading service related to the broadcast industry, which includes research, latest news and products available to the Broadcast Industry.

 


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8. Real Estate: Scotland now Becomes a Desirable Place to Live?
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Scotland's million-pound-plus property market is bucking the trend as wealthy foreign buyers snap up prime residential homes across the country. Georgian townhouses in Edinburgh, properties within putting distance of a golf course in St Andrews and Highland sporting estates are particularly in demand by international buyers in search of a Scottish bolthole. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Real Estate: Cape Town Waterfront Development
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Ground has been broken on the construction of a new state of the art office building at the V&A Waterfront, featuring one of the most advanced intelligent building management systems in Africa. Officially named No 1 Silo, the new six-storey office building forms part of a R1-billion development that will see the extensive refurbishment of the entire Clock Tower Precinct over the next four to five years. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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10. Real Estate: Redevelopment of District Six Cape Town
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At a high-powered meeting between national, provincial and city heads this week, they all gave the thumbs up to the broad outline of the plan, under which 42ha of land will be filled with more than 4 000 residential properties, commercial and office space. The task team meeting was also attended by the District Six Beneficiary and Redevelopment Trust and the project managers, Target Projects. The redevelopment is expected to cost between R6 and R7 billion and construction is projected to start early next year. To read the full report and see the planned layout, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Many of our readers are expats from Cape Town and will enjoy some relief to see this large area of waste land being used again for the benefits of the local people and all racial groups.

 


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11. Travel: Airlines in Africa
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African airlines are improving their performance in the international markets, reported the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on Tuesday. The organisation was releasing its revised outlook for the global airline industry in 2011 and its first prediction for 2012. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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12. Travel: Search for Flights using Google
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The Internet search giant closed its $700-million purchase of travel software company ITA in April after a nine-month investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. On Tuesday Google launched a new service that displays flights and airfares and competes with travel search engines such as Microsoft's Bing, Kayak and Orbitz. Visit this new site.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group supports one of the world's leading travel sites, which covers tours, hotels, flights, plus much more. Visit Delamere Travel.


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This month's quote

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"If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. ~ Charles Schulz



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