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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 October 2014 # 260

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: Can Your Succeed in Business
  2. Business & Environment: Green Building Council of South Africa
  3. Business: New Port to be built in Namibia
  4. Business: Relationship Between South Africa & Cuba
  5. Business: Russia & South Africa in Major Nuclear Deal
  6. Business: South Africa & Australia Strengthen Bonds
  7. Business: The ‘Web of corrupt activity’
  8. Business: Zimbabwe & Russia in Platinum Deal
  9. Education & Transport: What happens when an aircraft is no longer needed?
  10. Education & History: Rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York City
  11. Immigration: Zimbabweans living in South Africa can now apply for special permits
  12. Travel: British Airways to Upgrade Their Fleet of 747’s
  13. Travel: Highlights of Las Vegas, USA
  14. Travel: History of Brooklyn, New York
  15. Travel: What Happened to Kosovo?

 

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1. Business: Can Your Succeed in Business
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Once the initial adrenaline rush of establishing a business has passed, most entrepreneurs begin worrying about the bread and butter issues required for making their businesses sustainable. Usually, this involves building a company reputation that ensures a place in what could be a crowded, highly-competitive sector.  To read the full report from the Standard Bank in South Africa, go to our NEWS DESK link. (WCBN)

 

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2. Business & Environment: Green Building Council of South Africa
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Africa’s premier green building event – the annual Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) Convention – takes place this week with more than 600 property, architecture and sustainability professionals gathering in the Mother City. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (CBN)

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Environmental Issues.

 

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3. Business: New Port to be built in Namibia
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Work on a new port in Namibia to export commodities and import fuel for southern African states will start next year, a year earlier than initially planned, the country’s port authority said. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (bdlive)

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Namibia.

 

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4. Business: Relationship Between South Africa & Cuba
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What does the relationship offer broadly being embedded in the global South? Are the ideological and sentimental bonds as strong as before? And how does the South African-American relationship impact on the Cuban-South African relationship? To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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5. Business: Russia & South Africa in Major Nuclear Deal
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South Africa signed a partnership agreement with Russia’s state-owned nuclear company that will see Rosatom build reactors in Africa’s second-biggest economy. The agreement lays the foundation for a large-scale nuclear power-plant procurement and development program using Russian VVER reactors with total installed capacity of 9,600 megawatts, or as many as eight nuclear units, Rosatom and the South African government said in an e-mailed statement today. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

 

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6. Business: South Africa & Australia Strengthen Bonds
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South Africa and Australia have agreed to deepen trade and economic relations with specific focus on mining, skills development and agriculture. International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane made the announcement in Pretoria on Thursday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)


Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page related to Australia.


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7. Business: The ‘Web of corrupt activity’
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More than 3.5 million lives a year could be saved if the G20 cracked down on the corrupt business practices, money laundering and tax evasion that cost the world’s poorest countries at least a trillion dollars a year, according to a new report. The Trillion Dollar Scandal study, by the campaigning and advocacy group ONE.org says developing countries’ efforts to fight poverty, disease and hunger are being damaged by “a web of corrupt activity” that siphons hundreds of billions of dollars from their economies every year. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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8. Business: Zimbabwe & Russia in Platinum Deal
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Zimbabwe and Russia on Tuesday signed a $3-billion deal to develop a platinum mine in Darwendale, targeting production of 250 000 oz/y within three years, a presentation by the Zimbabwean ministry of mines showed. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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9. Education & Transport: What happens when an aircraft is no longer needed?
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What happens when an aircraft is no longer needed? In the desert dry of the south-western US, vast ‘boneyards’ are homes to thousands of aircraft, Stephen Dowling of the BBC writes. If you find yourself driving down South Kolb Road in the Arizona city of Tucson, you’ll find the houses give way to a much more unusual view; rows of military aircraft, still and silent, spread out under the baking desert sun. On and on, everything from enormous cargo lifters to lumbering bombers, Hercules freighters and the F-14 Tomcat fighters made famous in Top Gun. This is Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, run by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (309 AMARG). It’s home to some 4,400 aircraft, arranged over nearly 2,600 acres (10.5 sq km). To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link (BBC)



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10. Education & History: Rebuilding the World Trade Center in New York City
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Rebuilding the World Trade Center, Irish artist and filmmaker Marcus Robinson’s remarkable documentary about the reconstruction of the New York City landmark, makes its U.S. premiere on the HISTORY Channel. More than eight years in the making, the two-hour television special is the result of a labor of love both on the part of Robinson and Technicolor-PostWorks New York, which has been providing critical support for the project from its earliest days. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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11. Immigration: Zimbabweans living in South Africa can now apply for special permits
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Zimbabweans living in South Africa can soon start applying for an extension of their Zimbabwean Special Permits. The special permits allow Zimbabwean immigrants to stay, work, study and conduct legal business in the country. The special permits were initially issued in 2009, and will expire in December 2014. Qualifying Zimbabweans can apply for a three-year extension from the 1st of October. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)

 

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12. Travel: British Airways to Upgrade Their Fleet of 747’s
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Many of our readers are regular users of British Airways, so we are pleased to learn of this good news for passengers used to flying British Airways’ Boeing 747 jets from San Francisco, New York and elsewhere. BA is helping the “Queen of the Skies” age gracefully with plans to outfit eighteen 747-400s with new entertainment throughout, and upgrade seats in the economy and premium economy cabins. To read the full report, go top our NEWS DESK link.



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13. Travel: Highlights of Las Vegas, USA
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Experience Las Vegas is featuring in-depth photos of the city's world-famous hotels and casino resorts this year. We feature a different Vegas property each month so you can visit virtually before booking your stay, or just fantasize about plush digs outside your budget. Our September gallery takes us to The SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino. To read the full report and see the photos, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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14. Travel: History of Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn is the most populated borough in New York City, but it wasn’t always so. Settled by a mix of Dutch and English colonists in the mid 1600s, what we now call Brooklyn was once divided into six independent towns. Gradually, the towns merged to form the city of Brooklyn, which was the third largest city in the United States until it became a borough of the Greater City of New York in 1898. To begin exploring this site, crafted by the New York Historical Society, click the Interactive Map. Drag your mouse over the original six towns of Bushwick, Brooklyn, Flatbush, Flatlands, Gravesend, and New Utrecht for brief histories of each, or click on the towns to view dozens of photographs and explanations from different periods of their development. Fascinating stories of how the streets of Brooklyn got their names can also be found here. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2014

 

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15. Travel: What Happened to Kosovo?
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The houses were all empty. As our car rattled around increasingly vertiginous turns through southern Kosovo's Šar Mountains, our driver pointed out nearby villages, each a haphazard cluster of homes dotting the golden-brown heath. None, he said, had inhabitants. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Kosovo.


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Photo of the Month
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Gusting solar winds and blasts of charged particles from the Sun resulted in several rewarding nights last December for those anticipating auroras. This dramatic image by NASA captured dramatic auroras stretching across a sky near the town of Yellowknife in northern Canada. Click here.

 

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This month's quote

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"The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it." ~ Chinese proverb

 

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Book of the Month
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“Globalisation and Advertising in Emerging Economies” ~ by Lynne Ciochetto

This book analyses four of the largest and most dynamic contemporary emerging economies. Brazil, Russia, India, and, China are the countries that will drive growth in the world economy in the next decades. Using an interdisciplinary approach that combines anthropology, sociology, development studies, and the cultural industries of design and advertising, the book explores the dynamics of global capitalism from the perspective of global advertising. A series of country studies examines contemporary global advertising through political, economic and cultural perspectives. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.

 

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