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The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 March 2016 # 277

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IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: Investing in Zimbabwe?
  2. Business & Education: Is It Worth Obtaining a Degree?
  3. Business: Brazilian Economy in BIG Trouble
  4. Education: Africa & African Studies
  5. Education: Free Music Archive
  6. Education: Shakespeare Documented
  7. Travel: Cruise Liner Titanic II
  8. Travel: Memories of Africa by David Lamb
  9. Travel: Visiting Cornwall in England?

 

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1. Business: Investing in Zimbabwe?
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Unparalleled high levels of greed and insatiable appetite for personal enrichment have all come at a cost to the economy. The endemic corruption has contributed to the low capital inflows, un-competitiveness of the local industry and poor economic performance. Zimbabwe's awakening giant story continues to be derailed by the widespread corruption in both the public and private sector. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link. (ZBC)

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

 

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2. Business & Education: Is It Worth Obtaining a Degree?
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Young people should stop pursuing university degrees that would result in them joining the list of unemployed graduates, Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana said on Tuesday. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)

Editor’s Note:  Visit our webpages on Education.

 

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3. Business: Brazilian Economy in BIG Trouble
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Brazil is heading straight into the arms of the International Monetary Fund. The sooner this grim reality is recognized by the country's leaders, the safer it will be for the world. The interwoven political and economic crisis has gone beyond the point of no return. The government is frozen. The finance ministry has lost the trust of Brazilian investors and global markets in equal measure. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: Visit our webpage on Brazil.

 

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4. Education: Africa & African Studies
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Librarians, researchers, and students of African studies will find much of interest within the African collections at the Stanford University Libraries. Curated by Karen Fung, the collections feature an impressive array of materials and information about Sub-Saharan Africa. For instance, within the African studies resources section, readers will find topical items sorted both broadly and narrowly, including a list of films and videos that can be watched online or links to Africa-related News feeds from around the web. From the homepage, readers may also link to Maps of Africa, a related collection at the Stanford University Libraries featuring French, English, German, and Greek maps dating back to the mid-1600s. Educators searching for primary sources to enrich their lesson plans will also appreciate the Journal articles and databases featured here. From the African Studies Combined Database Search to AfricaBib.Org, students, educators, and many others will find much to appreciate on this site. Visit this site.

(From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016)

 

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5. Education: Free Music Archive
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The Free Music Archive (FMA) is a precious gem for readers who thrill to the sound of non-commercial, freely available, multi-genre music. Featured blog posts greet readers on the landing page and often include live and studio recordings that can not only be scouted online, but downloaded for free. For instance, the February 12, 2016 post, "Highlights from the 2016 Zlatne Uste Golden Festival," boasts eight beautiful Balkan folk music tracks and a video of a raucous dance party. Readers may also search the site by genres, which include Blues, Electronic, Hip Hop, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Experimental, Instrumental, Old Time-Historic, and others. Finally, true music geeks may like to explore the archive using the dropdown list within the Curators tab, which features such venerable music aggregators as WFMU, Music for Video, Radius, and other observers of the contemporary music scene. Visit this site.

(From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016)

 

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6. Education: Shakespeare Documented
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This collaboration between the Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford, the British Library, the Shakespeare Birth Trust, and the National Archives, which was convened by the Folger Shakespeare Library, is perhaps the largest collection of primary-source materials related to William Shakespeare. The exhibit concentrates its considerable erudition on documents contemporary to Shakespeare's life and times. The Documents have been organized into four categories: Playwright, actor & shareholder (205 items); Shakespeare the poet (67 items); Family, legal & property records(186 items); and 17th century legacies (33 items). In addition, within the Exhibition section, readers may filter the documents by useful tags such as Repository, People, Plays & Poetry, Decade, Medium, and Highlights. Readers may also sort the collection by Oldest to Newest or Newest to Oldest. For educators looking for primary resources to enliven their lesson plans - or for anyone with a strong affinity for the the English language's greatest wordsmith - this website is unparalleled in its depth. Visit this site.

(From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2016)

 

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7. Travel: Cruise Liner Titanic II
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An Australian company is planning to recreate the Titanic; the ill-fated cruise liner, that is, not the film. Projected to set sail in 2018, the Titanic II will be nearly an exact replica of the famous ship which sunk after it collided with a glacier in 1912. Tickets will be on sale in the near future by the Blue Star Line, but at a very high premium, contact ?  Also we have been tipped off by our reporter that 2 celebrities; guests of honor, will be on the maiden voyage, “Jack” Leonardo DiCaprio and “Rose” Kate Winslet. To read the full report and see some great photos of the new design of Titanic II, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor’s Note:  Also see this inspiring video clip of the construction of the original Titanic, Click here.

Visit our travel page on Cruises.

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8. Travel: Memories of Africa by David Lamb
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“Coming back to Africa, arriving in the mist of early morning, the land was greener, vaster and even more beautiful than I had dared remember. I realized that I had embarked on a dangerous mission, for tracking the past can be an empty journey filled with the perils of discovering that some memories are best left undisturbed.”  This article by our colleague David Lamb arouses the feelings of many expats who have enjoyed the experience of living in Africa.  To read the full article, go to our NEWS DESK link. (LA Times)

Editors Note: To read this great book by David Lamb, The Africans, visit our bookstore, click here.

 

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9. Travel: Visiting Cornwall in England?
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For the past 20 years, I’ve been organising holidays in Cornwall based on where the best restaurants are located. Back in the Nineties, Rick Stein’s emerging dining empire took me to Padstow; I then migrated to Fowey and nearby Polruan on the south coast when chef Nathan Outlaw had his signature restaurant there (now relocated to Port Isaac), and headed for Watergate Bay when Jamie Oliver opened Fifteen, arguably his best venue. Now Penzance has been put firmly on my gastronomic holiday map by the recent opening of The Shore. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (The Independent)

 

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Photo of the Month
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This month we have for your pleasure a video clip of the “Elephants That Came For Dinner.”  This inspiring account of the tenacity of the African Elephant will be of benefit to all our readers.  To see this video clip, click here.

 

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This month's quote

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“Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” ~ 2nd Lord Delamere, Hugh Cholmondeley of Vale Royal, Cheshire, England.

 

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Book of the Month
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A Man of Good Hope ~ Jonny Steinberg

In January 1991, when civil war came to Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, two-thirds of the city’s population fled. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. His mother murdered by a militia, his father somewhere in hiding, he was swept alone into the great wartime migration that scattered the Somali people throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the world.

This extraordinary book tells Asad’s story. Serially betrayed by the people who promised to care for him, Asad lived his childhood at a skeptical remove from the adult world, his relation to others wary and tactical. He lived in a bewildering number of places, from the cosmopolitan streets of inner-city Nairobi to the desert towns deep in the Ethiopian hinterland. Buoyed by success in work and in love, Asad put twelve hundred dollars in his pocket and made his way down the length of the African continent to Johannesburg, South Africa, whose streets he believed to be lined with gold. And so began a shocking adventure in a country richer and more violent than he could possibly have imagined. Read the book, A Man of Good Hope

Editor’s Note: 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.


 

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