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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 September 2013 # 247

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
  2. Business: Don’t Forget to Look in the Attic or Garage for Forgotten Items of Value
  3. Business & Education: Report on Central African Republic
  4. Business: Breaking News for our JSE Investors
  5. Business & Environment: Massive Drought in Namibia, Africa
  6. Business: Russia Now Moving Into South Africa
  7. Business & Education: Rebuilding Mogadishu, Somalia, Africa
  8. Business: Unemployment Problem in South Africa
  9. Education: Ethical Dilemmas & Situations in Anthropology
  10. Education: Are Sweet Potatoes Good For You?  Prince Charles Thinks So?
  11. Education & Environment: China to Help Kenya's Wildlife Protection
  12. Education & Environment: Wild Horses in USA
  13. Travel: China Town in San Francisco
  14. Travel: Touring by Train & Railways

 

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1. Business: African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
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The African diplomatic corps officially presented recommendations for the reauthorization of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) to members of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations. US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Michael Froman is officially launching a public review of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to assess its success and highlight areas of possible improvement ahead of a proposed extension of the legislation beyond 2015.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)

 

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2. Business: Don’t Forget to Look in the Attic or Garage for Forgotten Items
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A California woman is $3.1 million richer today after an auction of rare gold coins found in the home of a recluse who died last year. This was the second and final auction of the coin collection of Walter Samaszko Jr., who hoarded them in boxes in his garage. A cousin, Arlene Magdanz of San Rafael, Calif., was the sole survivor. She had not seen Samaszko for several years and has avoided comment on her good fortune.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.
Also read this report.

Editor’s Note: Visit our web site Vintage Shopper that is now one of the most successful online directories related to vintage themed shopping. Vintage Shopper was founded in 2002 (now 11 years ago) as a small online retail store dedicated to selling vintage-inspired clothing, home decor, accessories, collectibles, jewelry, etc. However, we have recently changed that model to one of a vintage themed shopping resource that connects store owners with shoppers via a robust directory of businesses and events. Visit this site.



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3. Business & Education: Report on Central African Republic
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The Central African Republic is all but lawless, with just 200 police to guard 4.6m people from rebel gangs who attack women, kill men and recruit children at will. Despite repeated warnings, the international community has done little, even as arms continue to flood into the country.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. Also see this video.

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Central African Republic.



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4. Business: Breaking News for our JSE Investors
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The JSE plans a new facility next year (2014) that will allow it to significantly increase trading speeds and draw more high-frequency traders to Africa's largest bourse. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  This will prove to be a tremendous advantage to our many client who are Expats. Also visit our web page on investing in South Africa.



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5. Business & Environment: Massive Drought in Namibia, Africa
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Namibia declared a state of emergency in May amid the worst drought in a generation. One in three people in Namibia is at risk of malnutrition, the UN has warned, as the driest country in sub-Saharan Africa endures its worst drought for 70 years. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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6. Business: Russia Now Moving Into South Africa
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Russian nuclear company Rusatom Overseas believes that it could generate thousands of jobs in South Africa if it is chosen to build the proposed new fleet of nuclear power plants (NPPs) and that its localisation programme would generate billions of dollars in revenues for South African companies. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Creamer Media)



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7. Business & Education: Rebuilding Mogadishu, Somalia, Africa
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See these great photos that our reporter in East Africa sent to our editor’s desk.  Click here.

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

 

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8. Business: Unemployment Problem in South Africa
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Reducing unemployment on a sustainable basis is arguably the single most important economic objective at present, says Reserve Bank Governor Gill Marcus. To read the full report, go top our NEWS DESK link. (IOL)

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



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9. Education: Ethical Dilemmas & Situations in Anthropology
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Studying humankind can give us great insight into the complexities of society and culture. However, any research involving human subjects comes with a thorny set of ethical considerations. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Ethics Center has curated this collection of online resources related to ethical dilemmas and situations in anthropology. The materials are divided into four areas: Case Studies, About, Additional Teaching Resources, and Codes of Ethics. The Case Studies area is quite well-developed, containing 20 rigorously vetted case studies from SUNY-Buffalo, the Society for Economic Botany, and the Smithsonian Institution. For those just entering the field, the Codes of Ethics area might be quite useful. It offers up professional codes from organizations like the American Anthropological Association, the American Association of Museums, and the American Folklore Society. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2013

 

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10. Education: Are Sweet Potatoes Good For You?  Prince Charles Thinks So?
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It emerged that the sweet potatoes they were served had been grown in a village in Kenya. The Indian chef Gulu Anand, who works at the restaurant, became an instant attraction—serving a prince reported to be fussy about what he eats catapulted the profile of the London restaurant, and with it the brand of sweet potatoes that tickled the Royal palate. Anand later said the Prince enjoyed his meal enormously and the “mysterious” serving turned out to be sweet potatoes from a farming community in Kabondo, near Oyugis town in Homa Bay County.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


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11. Education & Environment: China to Help Kenya's Wildlife Protection
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China has lent "extremely important" support to Kenya to help wildlife protection, said the African country's foreign minister. "We have very many issues with the protection of wildlife, therefore we need some support from our partners and from friendly countries," Kenya's Foreign Affairs and International Trade Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed told China Daily one day after the countries signed a deal to improve Kenya's wildlife protection. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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

 

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12. Education & Environment: Wild Horses in USA
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The West is on the verge of a serious horse crisis. That's the upshot of a new paper in Science, which argues that the wild horse population is growing so fast that the government could soon be unable to manage the herds.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.



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13. Travel: China Town in San Francisco
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San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. You can use this site to learn more about the attractions, culture, history, and events in Chinatown. Visit this site.

 

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14. Travel: Touring by Train & Railways
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Years ago the railway was the only way to easily cross long distances, today train travel has been mostly replaced by the speed of aeroplanes and the convenience of cars. Yet in some parts of the world, riding the rails still brings travelers to unexpected and beautiful places that would be inaccessible any other way.  To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

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

 


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Photo of the Month
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We have received this incredibly beautiful video with sound, which is a time lapse movie taken over Caithness, Scotland, taken during a single night earlier this month. Click here to enjoy.

 

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This month's quote

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“We occasionally stumble over the truth but most of us pick ourselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” ~  Winston Churchill

 

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Book of the Month
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The Top 10 Investments for the Next 10 Years ~ by Jim Mellon

How Am I Going to Fund My Life For 25+ Years Without A Salary?  The fact that we're all living longer is an undeniable trend and the massive shortfalls in state pension schemes have been largely ignored by governments. The prospect of living off our own savings for 20-30 years without a salary or a state pension of any real worth is a daunting one. Dire consequences await those caught by surprise. Confront Reality, Get Your House in Order and Implement Change.

The good news is that it is never too late to start investing for tomorrow - and today is as good as any. We firmly believe that everyone has it within them to become a successful investor and secure for themselves a rich and rewarding financial future. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


 

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