N E W S L E T T E R - O F- 1 - S E P T E M B E R - 2 0 1 7

 

 

Refer This Site to a Friend

 

The Delamere International Newsletter ©

Edition of 1 September 2017 # 295

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.

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


 

= = = = = = = = = = =
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 Web. Discover Udemy's latest courses!

 

 

IN THIS ISSUE

  1. Business: France’s Colonial Legacy in Africa
  2. Business: Is It Still Wise to Invest in Kenya?
  3. Business: Latest News on BRICS
  4. Education: For Our Lovers of Poetry
  5. Education: For Our Music Lovers
  6. Education: What Was the Original Language of South Africa?
  7. Education & Environment: Murder of Wildlife Conservationist
  8. Education & Environment: Love of Trees?
  9. Immigration: British Citizens Abandoning the UK?
  10. Immigration: Changes to the Green Card System to the USA?
  11. Immigration: USA Visa Freeze for Russian Citizens
  12. Travel & Education: Fancy a Cup of Tea?
  13. Travel & Environment: Saving the World’s Wildlife is Critical

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
1. Business: France’s Colonial Legacy in Africa
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

France’s colonial-era trade agreements with the bulk of its former African colonies are undermining their policy independence, industrialisation and sovereignty. It means that the 154m people of Francophone Africa are essentially still, economically dependent on France, the former colonial power. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (SABC)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
2. Business: Is It Still Wise to Invest in Kenya?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Another election. Another failure of systems. Another dispute, another anxiety-laden wait. Another bout of violence. The routine has become depressingly familiar. Over the past week, Kenya has been at a standstill, holding her breath as votes were counted, announcements made and politicians bickered over the results, praying these would not summon the spectre of 2008. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

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

Breaking News: President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election victory last month was thrown out Friday by Kenya's Supreme Court, which ordered new voting within 60 days in a stunning decision that plunged the East African country back into political chaos. Read full report.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
3. Business: Latest News on BRICS
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The BRICS Summit in September will be an important way for developing countries to explore a cooperative approach to sustainable growth and prosperity, leading Chinese experts said on Monday, dismissing concerns that the growth deceleration among the bloc's members would undermine the group's viability. Zhang Yansheng, chief economist at the China Center for International Economic Exchanges, said China is willing to expand the BRICS "circle of friends" and welcome other developing countries to the bloc so that countries can jointly address challenges that include rising protectionism and anti-globalization trends. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: For a further update of this proposed meeting on 3-5 September 2017. Click here.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
4. Education: For Our Lovers of Poetry
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Laboring-Class Poets Online is a new, extensive database that allows visitors to explore over 2,000 poets from the laboring class who wrote between 1700 and 1900. This collection, headed by John Goodridge of Nottingham Trent University and developed in collaboration with an international team of English literature scholars, mostly features poets from the British Isles. Visitors can explore this database in a number of ways. In the Poets section, visitors can browse poets by name, location, nationality, or occupation. Each entry includes biographical information about each poet accompanied by links to digitized editions of known works when available. Alternatively, visitors who know of a specific work that they want to explore may browse the Publications. Laboring Class Poets Online also features a number of Visualizations, including a Laboring-Class Timeline that provides context to eighteenth and nineteenth century Great Britain, a Poet Gallery that reveals portraits of some of the poets, and additional visualizations that illustrate the ways that poets were connected.  Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2017

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
5. Education: For Our Music Lovers
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The Internet Archive recently unveiled this digitized collection of over 25,000 recordings from 78rpm records. First introduced in 1898, 78 revolutions per minute (rpm) records were especially popular between 1920 and the late 1950s and continued to be produced as late as the 1970s. This collection provides a glimpse into a range of music produced in throughout the twentieth century, including big band music, polka, gospel, country western, blues, novelty tunes, and much more. Visitors are invited to browse this collection by Year (the earliest two records in this collection are George P. Watson's "Sleep Baby Sleep" and "Medley of Emmett's Yodels"from the year 1902), Topics & Subjects, Collection, Creator, or Language. This collection includes both well-remembered classics by artists such as Bing Crosby, Count Basie, and Judy Garland, as well as a number of more obscure records. There are also a few non-musical recordings, such as Yiddish language lessons and President Franklin Delano Roosevelt addressing Congress in 1942.  Visit this site.

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2017

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

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
6. Education: What Was the Original Language of South Africa?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Katrina Esau is working hard to save the language of her childhood from dying out. At 84, Ms Esau is one of the last three fluent speakers of N|uu, one of the languages spoken by South Africa's San community, also known as Bushmen. N|uu is considered the original language of southern Africa. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

Editor’s Note:  Unfortunately we do not have this language of N|uu listed on our website, but we have over 200 other languages that you can choose from, so we recommend you visit our web page on Languages.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
7. Education & Environment: Murder of Wildlife Conservationist
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

The head of an animal conservation NGO who had received numerous death threats has been shot and killed by an unknown gunman in Tanzania. Wayne Lotter, 51, was shot on Wednesday evening in the Masaki district of the city of Dar es Salaam. The wildlife conservationist was being driven from the airport to his hotel when his taxi was stopped by another vehicle. Two men, one armed with a gun opened his car door and shot him. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note:  The management and staff of the Delamere Group send their condolences to the family of Wayne, and will remember him in their prayers.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
8. Education & Environment: Love of Trees?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Trees can save your life, and make you happy and mentally strong, according to a new wave of writers. Lindsay Baker explores the rise of the literary tree hugger. “Trees are sanctuaries,” wrote the German poet and philosopher Herman Hesse.  “When we have learned to listen to trees… that is home. That is happiness.” In his book Trees: Reflections and Poems, Hesse makes the philosophical case for trees, and how they are the key to essential notions of truth, beauty, home, belonging and happiness. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

Editor’s Note:  To experience the beautiful song “Trees” by Paul Robeson, click here. (Make sure your sound is turned on, and enjoy)  If you prefer the song by Mario Lanza, then click here.

Plus our senior editor wishes that this beautiful article be dedicated to the existing  Delamere Forest in Cheshire, England and the work undertaken by the local staff and dedicated management. This forest today is preserved and maintained by the British Forestry Commission and was passed onto them by the Cholmondeley family of Vale Royal Abbey in Cheshire, especially the 2nd Lord Delamere (1811-1887)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
9. Immigration: British Citizens Abandoning the UK?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

British citizens devastated by the EU referendum result BREXIT are leaving the UK to seek a new life abroad as statistics reveal rising emigration. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor’s Note: Don’t forget to visit our webpage on Immigration.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
10. Immigration: Changes to the Green Card System to the USA?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

US President Donald Trump has backed proposals for changes to the country's immigration law. The changes in the Raise Act (the initials stand for Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) would attempt to reduce the number of legal immigrants by 50% over the next 10 years. The proposals are a long way off being made law. They are likely to face resistance in Congress from Democrats and some Republicans. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
11. Immigration: USA Visa Freeze for Russian Citizens
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

After the U.S. Embassy in Russia announced on Monday that it would implement a visa freeze for Russian citizens - Russian officials have said that it wouldn’t respond to the move. Calling the move ‘stupid’ - the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov said Russia will not respond with reciprocal measures. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
12. Travel & Education: Fancy a Cup of Tea?
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Imagine the most English-English person you can think of. Now I’m fairly certain that no matter what picture you just conjured up, that person comes complete with a stiff upper lip and a cup of tea in their hand. Because that’s what the English do. They carry on and they drink tea. Tea is so utterly English, such an ingrained part of the culture, which is also ingrained in how everyone else around the world perceives that culture. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link. (BBC)

 

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
13. Travel & Environment: Saving the World’s Wildlife is Critical
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Wildlife-based tourism is growing rapidly worldwide as the number of tourists continues to grow and as we, as travelers, seek out new and more enriching personal experiences with local cultures and wildlife. The UN World Tourism Organisation estimates that 7% of world tourism relates to wildlife tourism, growing annually at about 3%, and much higher in some places, like our Unesco world heritage sites. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link. (Guardian)

Editor’s Note:  We are pleased to notify our readers that the top photograph in this article in the Guardian of the two lions in South Africa was taken by renowned international freelance photographer Bradley Hebdon, who in the past has done extensive work and research for the Delamere Group. To see some additional photographs in Bradley's portfolio, visit this link, plus you can also click here.

 

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

This month we have selected a video clip that has created many comments and much praise for the achievements of space exploration. What if you could fly over Pluto -- what might you see? The New Horizons spacecraft did just this in 2015 July as it shot past the distant world at a speed of about 80,000 kilometers per hour. Recently, many images from this spectacular passage have been color enhanced, vertically scaled, and digitally combined into the featured two-minute time-lapse video.  Make sure your sound is turned on. Click here.

 

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

= = = = = = = = = =


"It's very important that we re-learn the art of resting and relaxing. Not only does it help prevent the onset of many illnesses that develop through chronic tension and worrying; it allows us to clear our minds, focus, and find creative solutions to problems." ~ Thich Nhat Hanh, a Tibetan Buddhist

 

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


Financial Reforms and Development in China ~ by Siwei Cheng

China has initiated and implemented its economic reforms for over 30 years, however, the comprehensive economic reforms and opening up is still unfolding. The author was a state leader, who has personally engaged in China's economic policy-making process from 1999 to 2008, and is an economist, who has deeply studied and thought over China's financial reform in various aspects. This book summarizes the results of the author's research on China's financial reforms, adopting the fictitious economy theory, in the past 10 years. "Financial Reforms and Development in China" focuses on the developmental process and main features of the fictitious economy; the essence and the law of the fictitious capital (including credit capital, knowledge capital, social capital, etc.); and, the relationship between the fictitious economy and the real economy. Financial Reforms and Development in China. Visit the Delamere International Bookshop.


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.

 

*********
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 2017 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 - 2017. All rights reserved.
Read Disclaimer,  Privacy Policy & Copyright Notice.