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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 September 2008 #187

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Free Trade Zone in Africa
2. Business: South Africa Selling the Family Jewels
3. Education & Environment: Famine in East Africa
4. Education & Genealogy: Tracing Your Roots
5. Education & Music: The Death of Charles Worrod
6. Immigration: South Africans' Being Lured to New Zealand
7. Immigration: Scotland Needs Immigrants
8. Immigration: Widespread Fraud in the Refugee Programme to the USA
9. Travel & Immigration: Useless e-Passports are Being Used


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1. Business: Free Trade Zone in Africa
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Some southern African countries launched a free trade zone on Sunday aimed at giving the region economic muscle. Only 11 countries in the 14-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) agreed to the pact, which the region hopes will boost trade and investment opportunities and create jobs. The countries excluded from the agreement were Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the Seychelles. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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2. Business: South Africa Selling the Family Jewels
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The controversial sale of the landmark Cape Town waterfront, which appears to include the transfer of 22km of coastline and 90km² of sea to foreigners, could be a due-diligence fiasco that could embarrass both Transnet boss Maria Ramos and the new foreign owners, and pave the way for a lawsuit against Transnet. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Education & Environment: Famine in East Africa
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Rapidly rising global food costs have contributed to the worst hunger crisis in East Africa for eight years, with at least 14 million people at risk of malnutrition, aid agencies said yesterday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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4. Education & Genealogy: Tracing Your Roots
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A Special programme from the BBC. Tracing Your Roots is the series that helps put branches on your family tree. Each week Sally Magnusson follows the ancestral trail back in time to uncover colourful stories and hidden slices of social history. Resident genealogist Nick Barratt is on hand with tips and inspiration to help you explore your own family's lineage. Visit this site.

Editor's Note: Visit our web page on Genealogy.

 

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5. Education & Music: The Death of Charles Worrod
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A Coventrian who became a key figure in African music has died. Charles Worrod, the founder of Equator Sound Studios, which discovered and developed some of Kenya's top music stars, died in South Africa last month, aged 95. Charles was well known in Coventry, England and also to the local Brits in Cape Town. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.




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6. Immigration: South Africans' Being Lured to New Zealand
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New Zealand is attempting to lure skilled migrants from South Africa via the first Opportunities New Zealand Expo held in Johannesburg recently. Various recruitment agencies and employers from around New Zealand descended on South Africa this past week in search of professionals from the IT, healthcare and engineering industries. They are in South Africa in search of talent in order to curb New Zealand's current skills shortages. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Immigration: Scotland Needs Immigrants
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In order for Scotland to continue to prosper on an economic scale an influx of immigrants is needed. This is according to a government funded report by Fraser of Allander Institute. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 


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8. Immigration: Widespread Fraud in the Refugee Programme to the USA
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The United States has suspended a programme aimed at reuniting refugees from Africa with relatives in the US because of widespread fraud. The US state department said DNA tests showed the majority of those applying had no family relationships in the US. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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9. Travel & Immigration: Useless e-Passports are Being Used
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New microchipped passports designed to be foolproof against identity theft can be cloned and manipulated in minutes and accepted as genuine by the computer software recommended for use at international airports. To read this report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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Book of the Month
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"Technical Analysis of the Financial Markets"

In the late 1980s John J. Murphy's massive Technical Analysis of the Futures Markets created uproar when it burst upon the scene. The most comprehensive, yet easy-to-follow guide to the concepts of technical analysis and their applications to the futures markets, it swiftly became a classic - cited in research studies by the Federal Reserve and used as a primary source in the Market Technicians Association testing program. Today, it is widely considered the bible in its field. Visit the Delamere International Bookstore.

 


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This month's quote
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"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young." ~ Henry Ford


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