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Edition of 1 October 2012 #236

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: South Africa Now Investing in the USA, Believe or Not?
  2. Business & Construction: Modern Homes & Modern Designs
  3. Education: Human Body Maps
  4. Education: The world's first colour moving pictures
  5. Education: Century of the Child – Growing by Design?
  6. Education: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  7. Education: Old Maps Online
  8. Education: Sky opens dedicated schools TV production facility
  9. Education & Travel: Studying Abroad
  10. Education: United Nations Web TV Channel
  11. Internet: Internet Users In Africa
  12. Travel: Native Americans

 

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1. Business: South Africa Now Investing in the USA, Believe or Not?
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South African energy and chemicals producer Sasol is gearing up for a $20-billion, multiproject investment into North America over the coming years, which could result in the development of a $14-billion Secunda-type complex in the southern US state of Louisiana. T9om read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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2. Business & Construction: Modern Homes & Modern Designs
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We invite you to explore modern homes through the eyes of the people who live in them. Dwell is focused on demonstrating that modern design can be both functional and comfortable. Our website is a rich resource for vernacular design - inviting visitors to "explore modern homes through the eyes of the people who live in them." There's a Products section, but those who are not looking to purchase right away will find plenty of inspiration in the Homes section, where there are links to house tours, including apartments, off-the-grid homes, and renovations. In the Ideas section, there's Dwell 101, a design primer, as well as subsections such as Going Green and Kitchens. There's also a section of slideshows and videos that can be browsed by room type or topic - for example, see approximately 70 kitchens from locales ranging from Toronto to Brooklyn, with a stop in Portland, of course - and across the Atlantic to the UK and Denmark. All in all great fun for armchair home remodelers, and much less precious than Kinfolk.  Visit this sire.

 

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3. Education:  Human Body Maps
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The human body is quite a wonder, and anyone with an interest in human anatomy and related topics will find this site quite useful. Visitors can get started by scrolling over a male or female body to learn more about the various body systems. There's a body keyword search engine here that is most useful. On the left-hand side of the page, visitors can use the demonstration section to rotate the bodies around and also look into different layers of the models provided here. The site also features embedded links to other resources that complement the interactive models. Visitors shouldn't miss the Video Tour area, which provides a great way to learn about all of the features here. This resource is appropriate for all ages, and it could be effectively used in a number of anatomy or physiology courses at the college level. Visit this site.

See also this link as a good example of this medical source

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2012

 

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4. Education - The world's first colour moving pictures
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The world's first colour moving pictures dating from 1902 have been found by the National Media Museum in Bradford, England after lying forgotten in an old tin for 110 years. The discovery is a breakthrough in cinema history. Michael Harvey from the National Media Museum and Bryony Dixon from the British Film Institute talk about the importance of the discovery. To read more, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 


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5. Education: Century of the Child – Growing by Design?
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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) traces the history of childhood through products designed for - and art objects about - children since 1900. Follow the button wheel clockwise to progress through the decades. Some notable examples are a group of Prairie School objects including a 1902 high chair designed by William Drummond, and one of the most well-known Frank Lloyd Wright icons, the stained glass window from the Avery Coonley Playhouse.

Chicago is highlighted as influential in the playground movement with an image of a swing set from 1905, in a city park. A smiling Walt Disney stands next to an aerial view of Disneyland near the beginning of the "Power Play,"

1960s to 1990s section of the exhibition. A little later on the timeline, see Jake & Dinos Chapman's "Unhappy Meal III," presented without curatorial commentary, related to an advertisement for Nutricia, an enriched powdered milk supplement, dated 1927-28. Visit this site.

 

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6. Education: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
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Arguably the most famous government research laboratory in the United States, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory is supported by the U.S.Department of Energy and managed by the University of California. Scientists associated with the laboratory have received a number of accolades over the years, including 13 Nobel Prizes and 13 National Medals of Science. The materials on the site are divided into five primary sections, including About the Lab, For Staff and Guests, and Visitor's Guide. First-time users may wish to start with the News Center. Here they can read press releases and features, and watch videos of scientists talking about their work. The Video Glossary contains wonderful clips of scientists talking about atmospheric aerosols, energy efficiency, and myriad other topics. The general public won't want to miss the "$ Ways to Save Money on Energy" section and the equally compelling area on Globally Transformative Technologies. The site is rounded out by a place where visitors can follow the Laboratory's activities via Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.  Visit this site.

 

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7. Education: Old Maps Online
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The title of this website is most accurate: it is a collection of thousands of old maps. They are wonderful. The portal was created as part of a collaboration between the Great Britain Historical GIS Project, based at the University of Portsmouth, and Klokan Technologies GmbH, based in Switzerland. First-time visitors will note the site draws on GPS technology and other place-based location services to pull up local maps of interest. For example, if one is in Los Angeles, dozens of maps of the nearby area will appear on the right-hand side of the interface screen. Visitors can click on each map as they see fit, or move to another part of the world for more maps. On the top of the interface, visitors will see a timeline that ranges from 1000 CE to the present day. They can use this timeline to look for historical maps from a set period of time. There's also a blog to consider here, and visitors can learn more about the contributing institutions via the Collections tab. Visit this site.

 

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8. Education: Sky opens dedicated schools TV production facility
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Sky opens dedicated schools TV production facility to inspire next generation. Sky has opened the doors to Sky Skills Studios – a pioneering new educational facility which will invite up to 12,000 young people per year to experience the excitement of a behind-the-scenes TV production environment. For more details, visit our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Education & Travel:  Studying Abroad
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According to the international Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the number of international students worldwide rose from 0.8 million in 1975 to 3.7 million in 2009. In addition, Unesco’s Institute for Statistics finds that the number is increasing by about 12% each year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (BBC)

Editor’s Note: Visit our web pages on education.

 

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10. Education: United Nations Web TV Channel
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The UN Web TV Channel is available 24 hours a day with selected live programming of United Nations meetings and events as well as with pre-recorded video features and documentaries on various global issues. This service is used extensively by the Delamere Group and has proved to be an invaluable business tool.  Visit this site.

 

 

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11. Internet: Internet Users In Africa
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The number of Internet users in South Africa is expected to more than double by 2016 to 29.8-million, from 12.6-million users currently, a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has found. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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12. Travel: Native Americans
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From the gnarled desert canyons of the Southwest to the windy sweep of the Great Plains, the United States’ cinematic landscapes are interwoven with Native American tribal lore and traditions. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

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Book of the Month
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Somalia, the New Barbary? (Piracy and Islam in the Horn of Africa) by Martin Murphy

Somali piracy has been linked repeatedly to the spectre of Barbary. "Piracy off the Horn of Africa" has certainly raged with the intensity of a perfect storm with the spread of conflict and disorder, and the rise to power of elites that countenanced criminality. At the same time people have become fearful that Somalia may provide terrorists with safe havens from which they can launch attacks on targets in the developed world. Western policy towards Somalia has been dominated by such concerns to the exclusion of almost all else. It has a poverty stricken Islamic population, is positioned close to the Arabian Peninsula which is now the wellspring of the most 'fundamental' form of Islam.  Visit the Somalia the New Barbary?: Piracy and Islam in the Horn of Africa

Editor’s Note: Don’t forget that we also have an online book store, Delamere International Bookshop. We represent a number of major leading book suppliers that concentrate on non-fiction books related to business, employment, marketing, investing & finance, real estate, and conducting international trade. Click here.


 

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This month's quote

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Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” ~ Aldous Huxley


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