N E W S L E T T E R - O F- 1 - J A N U A R Y - 2 0 1 9

 

 

Refer This Site to a Friend

 

The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 January 2019 # 311

This Newsletter is published as a Free Service to all clients of Delamere-Pennine Associates, International Business & Marketing Consultants.

Mission: Assisting our readers and clients to be informed on current international issues and important information that affects them and their future success, both personally and in their business affairs. We supply the news and information that is worth knowing.

You are receiving this Newsletter because you requested a Free Subscription or you have requested information, purchased products or services from our various websites or submitted questions to one of our consultants. All e-mail addresses are stored in our database and used solely by the international Delamere Group in accordance with United States legislation and the Data Protection Act. We are strongly opposed to spamming, and our policy is to strictly respect your privacy and your e-mail address will not be passed on to any other party without your permission. The Delamere Group takes spam very seriously. This email message meets all the requirements of the United States CAN-SPAM Act and Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

At the request of many of our subscribers we will send out a notice immediately our latest Newsletter is posted on our website, which is usually within a couple of days of the Newsletter being sent out by email. Some of our clients prefer to read the latest Newsletter direct from our website instead of the issue sent by e-mail as they sometimes experience format and layout problems, plus e-mail filters.

If you have received a forwarded copy of our Newsletter from a friend or associate and you wish to subscribe, please send a blank e-mail to
mailto:subscribe@delamere-international.com



If you find the information in our Newsletter of personal value, please forward it to your friends and associates who you feel will also find it useful. The Delamere Group has been involved in international business for over 40 years, and the Delamere Group also publishes additional Newsletters related to news, research and buyers guides directly targeted at industry leaders and management of companies and services involved in Professional Audio & Video (ProAV), Broadcast, Post-Production Film, HD-Radio, IP-TV (Internet Protocol Television) Digital Cinema and Mobile TV. To review our complete list of current Newsletters, visit this link.

To those of you who have already helped us to spread the word, especially our Global Trade Page and the free advertising offered, we say, Thank You!

Volunteers and students research much of the material used in our Newsletters, and we acknowledge and appreciate their hard work.

Please note that long URLs may break into two lines in some mail readers. Cut and paste, should this occur.

For a review of back issues, click here


 

We wish our over 21,000 readers a very happy and prosperous new year!

 

= = = = = = = = = = =
This Month's Sponsor
= = = = = = = = = = =

 

Distance & Online Learning Courses by Udemy 

Udemy is the world’s largest marketplace for teaching and learning. More than 7,000 expert instructors have published online courses on Udemy on everything from programming to yoga, marketing to guitar, photography to cake decorating, and so much more! Over 2 million students in 200+ countries are taking these courses to advanced their careers and pursue their passions and the courses are available in most major languages. Each course is available on-demand, 24 / 7, via the iPhone, iPad, Android and the Web. Discover Udemy's latest courses!

 

IN THIS ISSUE

 

  1. Business: Black Empowerment in Africa
  2. Business: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
  3. Education: African Education Research Database
  4. Education: Dictionary of Letterlocking
  5. Education: Life & Death in Antarctica?
  6. Travel: Tour of Buckingham Palace

 

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
1. Business: Black Empowerment in Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Namibia, among the world’s most economically unequal nations, has scrapped a clause in a bill that proposes all businesses be at least a quarter owned by “racially disadvantaged people,” President Hage Geingob said. “The 25 percent equity stake will not translate into broad-based empowerment and is done away with,” he told lawmakers Wednesday in the capital, Windhoek. “Most Namibians especially the previously disadvantaged do not have enough resources to invest in empowerment transactions, nor are they able to obtain access to funding to participate in such transactions.” Neighbouring South Africa has similar black-economic empowerment laws. Critics have said they failed to redress inequalities and have instead benefited a small number of wealthy individuals. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
2. Business: Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Attitudes that Africa is still a "developing continent that does not know what it wants" need to change and all United Nations agencies need to rally in support of the 2030 and 2063 agendas. “In a turbulent and unpredictable world where multilateralism is under threat, we need stronger collaboration in support of the 2030 and 2063 agendas,” said Vera Songwe, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Songwe urged UN agencies to rally behind ongoing continental initiatives aimed at boosting intra-Africa integration and trade and others that aim to harness the private sector and digital economy in a bid to alleviate poverty and propel structural transformation. To read the full article, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor’s Note:  Visit our web page on Global Trade.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
3. Education: African Education Research Database
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Begun in 2017 and launched in June 2018, the African Education Research Database (AERD) is "a curated collection of research undertaken in the past decade by scholars based in sub-Saharan Africa." This database, which seeks "to raise the visibility of African research" and lower barriers to accessing that research, is a collaborative initiative between the Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre at the University of Cambridge and Education Sub Saharan Africa (ESSA). Here, readers will find more than 2,200 items (as of this writing) of "social science research with implications for educational policy and practice," including peer-reviewed articles, doctoral dissertations, book chapters, and working papers, all produced since 2007, and the database is regularly updated with new material. Visitors can search and filter AERD by keyword, country, and research methods, and there is also an interactive map showing the number of studies available from each country. While the majority of its contents are in English, the AERD also contains some research in French and Portuguese. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2018

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
4. Education: Dictionary of Letterlocking
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Archival letters have long been valued resources for historians, literary scholars, genealogists, and more, but letters from centuries past can hold information beyond that of their written contents. Before envelopes became widespread in the nineteenth century, letters were intricately folded in such a way that they became their own envelopes, often with security features to stave off prying eyes, a practice which has been termed "letterlocking" by modern researchers. Here, interested readers can learn about letterlocking by a team of interdisciplinary scholars dedicated to researching this historical practice. The home page provides an overview of their research, along with several photos and a short introductory video. For those interested in demonstrations, the categories section offers an extensive library of videos showing different styles and security levels of letterlocking, while the Dictionary of Letterlocking (DoLL) section offers a frequently illustrated catalog of terminology for those interested in letterlocking research. The letterlocking categories and the DoLL are works in progress with forthcoming updates as work on the project continues. The Unlocking History team is led by Jana Dambrogio, a conservator at MIT Libraries; and Daniel Starza Smith, a lecturer in Early Modern English Literature at King's College London. Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2018

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
5. Education: Life & Death in Antarctica?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

In the bleak, almost pristine land at the edge of the world, there are the frozen remains of human bodies – and each one tells a story of humanity’s relationship with this inhospitable continent. Even with all our technology and knowledge of the dangers of Antarctica, it can remain deadly for anyone who goes there. Inland, temperatures can plummet to nearly -90C (-130F). In some places, winds can reach 200mph (322km/h). And the weather is not the only risk. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
6. Travel: Tour of Buckingham Palace
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Taking a tour around Buckingham Palace in London is the dream of many of our readers.  Most of us cannot gain access to this incredible building, the home of our beloved Queen Elizabeth.  The BBC has provided a visual tour and for your enjoyment we present a video tour of Buckingham Place. Visit this site.

 

 

= = = = = = = = = =
Photo of the Month
= = = = = = = = = =

Dawn in Kenya, Africa

On this November morning an old crescent Moon and morning star rise just before the Sun in a wide panoramic skyscape from Kenya's Amboseli National Park. Still below the limbs of an acacia tree and the eastern horizon, the Sun's position is easy to find though. It's marked at the left by the subtle convergence of light and shadow in the dawn sky, click here.

 

= = = = = = = = = =
This month's quote

= = = = = = = = = =

“Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time.” ~ George Bernard Shaw. (One of the most remarkable men who ever lived)

 

 

= = = = = = = = =
Book of the Month
= = = = = = = = =

The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) - This is the only international professional organization for children's writers and illustrators. Founded in 1971 by a group of Los Angeles-based children's writers, the SCBWI acts as a network for the exchange of knowledge between writers, illustrators, editors, publishers, agents, librarians, educators, booksellers and others involved with literature for young people. It serves as a consolidated voice for professional writers and illustrators the world over. Visit this inspiring site.

Editor’s Note:  Being December and including the season of giving, and a time especially important to our children and grandchildren, we thought this site would bring joy and inspiration to our many readers throughout the world, to whom we wish Season’s Greetings. Our recommended book of the month is A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Lewis Stevenson, a beautiful gift for any child or adult. Here is a delightful look at childhood, written by master poet and storyteller Robert Louis Stevenson. In this collection of sixty-six poems, Stevenson recalls the joys of his childhood, from sailing boats down a river, to waiting for the lamplighter, to sailing off to foreign lands in his imagination.


Editor’s Note (2): 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.

 

 

*********
Disclaimer
*********

Although great effort has been made in compiling and checking that the information contained in this Newsletter is accurate, the publisher shall not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies in this electronic publication, or for any consequences arising there from. Editorial materials published herein are provided for information only.

The publisher expressly disclaims any and all liability to any person, whosoever, in respect of any loss, damage, death, personal injury or other consequences, by their use of, or reliance upon in any way, the information contained in this electronic publication.




**************
Copyright Notice
**************

Copyright 2019 by "Delamere-Pennine Associates, International Business & Marketing Consultants" All Rights Reserved.

For easy access to Delamere Group of Businesses

If you wish to use any of the resources contained herein, permission is granted only if the resources are used in its entirety, with credits and links given to the respective authors or proprietary owners.

You may forward a copy of this Newsletter to your friends and associates only if it is forwarded in its entirety


business | marketing | global trade | internet | real estate | travel | education | construction | about us | home | search


Copyright Delamere-Pennine Associates - 2019. All rights reserved.
Read Disclaimer,  Privacy Policy & Copyright Notice.