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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 December 2009 # 202

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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: China Expanding Business in Africa
2. Business: Get Your Slice of Africa
3. Business: Investing in Namibia
4. Business: Investing in South America
5. Business: New Constitution for Kenya
6. Business: One of the Benefits of Gold Price-More Jobs
7. Education: Learning English
8. Education & Travel: Oregon Natural Resources
9. Education: Princeton University Library Digital Collections


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1. Business: China Expanding Business in Africa
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China is set to expand its economic presence in Africa at a two-day summit in the Egyptian resort town of Sharm el-Sheikh that starts Sunday. China is expected to increase its assistance to Africa and reduce or cancel some countries' debts, according to a draft copy of an agreement that will be signed at the end of the summit, Egyptian official news agency MENA reported. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Read also the report from the BBC in London.

 

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2. Business: Get Your Slice of Africa
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China is leading the pack in the 21st century 'scramble for Africa' but anybody who thinks Beijing has the continent sewn up need only glance at the passport of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. By the time he first visited the European Union in 2007, four years after coming to office, Lula had racked up six trips to Africa, covering 16 countries. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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3. Business: Investing in Namibia
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This country is trying to attract further investment in infrastructure, mining, manufacturing, fisheries, agriculture and tourism, among others. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: See our page on the value of investing in Namibia

 

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4. Business: Investing in South America
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South America is a continent whose richness in natural resources became legendary through myths such as El Dorado or the Emerald Mountain. Neither of these ever existed, of course, but today the continent produces antimony, bauxite, coal, cobalt, copper, gold, iron-ore, lead, manganese, molybdenum, nickel, phosphates, platinum, silver, tantalum, tin, titanium, tungsten, uranium, zinc and zirconium, plus oil and gas, as well as a wide range of precious and semiprecious stones. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: The Delamere Group is now promoting investment and marketing services in South America. Contact us for more information.

 

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5. Business: New Constitution for Kenya
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President Mwai Kibaki reassured his personal commitment towards the delivery of a new constitution that will unite all Kenyans and protect the country's nationhood. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: As many Kenyans live overseas, if you wish to submit your recommendations for inclusion in the New Constitution, submit your comments to our editor and these will be forwarded to the Presidents Office.

 

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6. Business: One of the Benefits of Gold Price-More Jobs
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London and Nasdaq-listed gold-mining company Randgold Resources has four new gold mines under development, the company said on Tuesday. The four mines being developed are the Gounkoto project in Mali, the Tongon mine in Côte d'Ivoire, the Massawa project in Senegal and the Kibali - formerly known as Moto - in the Democratic Republic of Congo, acquired this year in partnership with gold-mining major AngloGold Ashanti. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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7. Education: Learning English
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This clever website from the BBC aids people learning English, by offering help in the form of "Words in the News", "Quizzes", videos via YouTube, and English "makeovers" in "General and Business English". "Words in the News", "The Teacher", and "Keep Your English Up to Date" help learners with their "Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation".

In the "Quizzes" section there are several different types, including "Quiznet", "Crossword", "Beat the Keeper", and "Exam Skills". None are so long that learners will get bored or frustrated. Visitors who teach English or English as a Second Language will find the "For Teachers" section loaded with activities that accompany the many different features on Learning English. In the "Downloads" section on the far right hand side of the page, learners can get the past seven days of audio, video, and text to take away. "Talk About English" and "Ask About English" are regular features of the site, and can be accessed on the week's schedule at the bottom of the homepage. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

Editor's Note: Check our web page on additional courses for Learning English

 

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8. Education & Travel: Oregon Natural Resources
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If you have an interest in natural resource policy and management, you'll want to spend some quality time on the Oregon Explorer's Natural Resource Digital Library website. The purpose of the Explorer is "to use the power of today's cutting edge information technology to create a state-of-the-art-web accessible natural resources digital library."

Their project team has accomplished this by creating a variety of "explorer" tools that allow concerned parties to learn about land use patterns in the state, along with providing interactive and customizable maps of natural hazards, wetlands, and wildlife. Along with these features, the site also includes sections such as "Maps", "Charts and Tables", "Data Collections", and "Photos and Videos". Visitors can get a handle of the resources here by taking a tour through the "Featured Tools" near the bottom of the homepage and the "What's New" area. The site is rounded out with a glossary and a place for users to submit queries. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

 

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9. Education: Princeton University Library Digital Collections
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From its grand edifices to its more modest buildings, the campus of Princeton University has changed greatly over its centuries-long development. The Princeton University Library Digital Collections group digitized well over 1000 images that tell the story of the campus via postcards of campus buildings, along with items from the town of Princeton and its surroundings. The items are divided into four separate series, including "Buildings", "Campus Ornamentation", and "Honoraria". The viewing tool for these images is quite user-friendly, and a toolbar allows visitors to view the items as a slideshow or in a grid layout. Each item is accompanied with a description. Visitors shouldn't miss the "Postcard Booklets" area, as they'll find a warm look at the campus activities of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2009

 

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Book of the Month
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This month's quote
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"The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires." ~ Hugh Cholmonderley, 2nd Lord Delamere of Vale Royal, Cheshire, England


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