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The Delamere-International Newsletter ©

Edition of 30 September 2003 #127


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IN THIS ISSUE

1. Business: Hollywood in the Cape Town area?
2. Business: How to be an Entrepreneur
3. Business: Intel to expand into China
4. Business: Investing in China
5. Business: More loans needed to help Kenya expand
6. Business: South Africa asks for aid from Malaysia
7. Business: Tips that can save you from fraud
8. Business: Warren Buffett investing in China?
9. Education: A useful directory for students and teachers
10. Education: Collect British History
11. Education: Hispanic Heritage Month
12. Education: Private Schools in China
13. Education: South African Government Online
14. Education: The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
15. Global Trade: Botswana looking for investment
16. Global Trade: Historical Country Names
17. Global Trade: The Battle Over Trade
18. Immigration: Move to South Dakota
19. Immigration: Student Visitors to England now safe to stay indefinitely
20. Real Estate: Times are changing for UK properties
21. Travel: Glowing report on visiting Cape Town as a tourist
22. Travel: Joint ticket sales between British Airways & American
23. Travel: Kenya to Cape Town
24. Internet: The value of using a professional website


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1. Business: Hollywood in the Cape Town area?
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South Africa's foremost filmmaker has won the bid to build Cape Town's giant new Hollywood-style film studio. Dreamworld Film City, is to be built on the Vergenoegd Farm in Faure, not far from the N2 and Khayelitsha.

The construction of the world-class film studio is regarded as the single most significant development on the Western Cape's economic horizon. The province's film industry is worth R2-billion a year. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

Editor's Note: This new studio will be looking for many workers to handle to day-to-day running of a modern film studio. We suggest that you place your application on our Classified Page.


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2. Business: How to be an Entrepreneur
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Tired of being at the beck and call of corporate executives and itching to use your energies to create wealth for yourself?

Any entrepreneur will tell you that being successful in your own business calls for a bit of flair, a lot of critical analysis, an exhaustive amount of detailed planning and above all, plenty of hard work. We provide the blueprint for embarking on your own business. To read this excellent article, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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3. Business: Intel to expand into China
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Leaving little doubt about its commitment to solidify its position in the Asian marketplace, Intel has said it will start work early next year on a new testing and assembly plant in mainland China.

The plant, to be located in Chengdu will employ 675 people at first, Intel said, and could be operational by the end of 2005. Initial construction costs are estimated as US$ 200 million.

To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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4. Business: Investing in China
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CHINA became the world's most powerful magnet for investment last year, overtaking Britain and America for the first time as a destination for global capital flows.

Foreign investment in China surged by 12.5 per cent in 2002 to $52.7 billion (£33 billion), bucking a worldwide slump in investment activity and emphasising the Asian nation's emerging status as an economic superpower.

China's continuing strong economic growth in the face of global economic malaise saw it luring footloose investors in search of expanding markets, low-cost labour, and strong potential returns.

Its success in ousting the US and Britain from the top of the global investment league was confirmed in the latest annual World Investment Report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). From the London Times

 

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5. Business: More loans needed to help Kenya expand
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Kenya is seeking 18 billion shillings an equivalent of 240 million dollars from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new lending programme covering the next five years.

Planning and National Development Minister Peter Anyang Nyongo said Kenya had completed negotiations with the IMF and was waiting for a decision on its request. To read the full report, got to our NEWS DESK link

 

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6. Business: South Africa asks for aid from Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: South Africa has asked Malaysia for more investments and assistance to help build its economy and human resources.

The request was made by South African President Thabo Mbeki, when he met Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad here yesterday, Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar said after the meeting. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link


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7. Business: Tips that can save you from fraud
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If you have a bankcard, credit card, debit card, cheque book or you do your banking via the internet, take note of the following safety tips. To read the full list, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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8. Business: Warren Buffett investing in China?
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It all began in March, when Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders US stocks were too expensive. The search for cheaper ones brought a man not known for risky international plays to a surprising place: China.

In April, he began acquiring shares in PetroChina, the nation's biggest oil producer. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link


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9. Education: A useful directory for students and teachers
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Educational Resource Organizations Directory (EROD) This a database of thousands of organizations providing current, subject-specific resources on education-related topics.

Organizations include regional education laboratories, national research centers, professional research organizations, etc., offering assistance and/or information on a state, regional, or national level. Searchable, and browsable by organization type and by state and territories (use the map and list icons). Visit this site

Copyright 2003 by Librarians' Index to the Internet


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10. Education: Collect British History
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This digitized collection presents "maps, manuscripts, topographical drawings, photographs, rare sound recordings and even long-forgotten advertisements and music-hall songs that chart the changing face of Britain and her people."

Searchable, or browse topics within collections, virtual exhibitions, and themed tours. Includes text and video introductions. From the British Library, visit their site

Copyright 2003 by Librarians' Index to the Internet


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11. Education: Hispanic Heritage Month
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This site celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a brief overview of Hispanic culture and links to information about contributions of Hispanics, Hispanic personalities, and related topics.

From the Daniel J. Evans Library of The Evergreen State College (Olympia, Washington). Visit this site


Editor's Note: The Galvez Project (GP) is a nonprofit, internationally supported, American-based educational effort through the sponsorship of the Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research (SHHAR). The GP is focused on educating the American public to the contributions made by Spain and Hispanics, in concert with others, to the success of the American Revolution. Visit this site Note that this site was designed and developed as a contribution to this project by the joint efforts of Bradley Hebdon and the leading web site designers Virtuosity Design of Long Beach, CA.


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12. Education: Private Schools in China
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China may cap the profits of private and foreign joint venture (JV) schools, two sectors of China's fast-growing education market which will be put on a business footing by pioneering legislation coming into effect next month.

To read this informative report, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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13. Education: South African Government Online
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Over the past few years, more and more national governments have aggressively sought to establish a highly visible presence on the Internet.

South Africa's official government site combines pertinent information about elected officials with important documents and general information about the country. From the homepage, visitors can learn about the current president, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, and browse through an archive of his speeches and press releases. Also on the homepage are sections that explain South Africa's provincial and local units of governance, along with providing some basic information about the country taken from the most recent edition of the South Africa Yearbook.

Those interested in international policy affairs will want to be certain to browse through the Key Issues section of the site as it contains materials on various national initiatives and programs, such as the country's partnership against HIV and AIDS, its recent growth and development summit, and its partnerships with other African nations. Visit this site

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout Project 1994-2003


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14. Education: The Seven Wonders of the Industrial World
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The Industrial Revolution changed the world in countless ways - and produced many technical wonders in the process.

Seven of the most notable are described here, each one proving that human creativity is as much alive in the modern world as it was in ancient times. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link

 

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15. Global Trade: Botswana looking for investment
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Botswana may not be Africa's largest economy, but it has developed from one of the continent's poorest countries 30 years ago into one of its most competitive. In addition, its low tax rates and lack of exchange controls make it a very attractive alternative as an investment destination.

Originally a beef-driven economy, Botswana grew its status in international markets through the exploitation of its better-known resource, diamonds. Now, however, the country is looking to expand further. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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16. Global Trade: Historical Country Names
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A handy list of "formerly used country names," paired with the current names. Features "names of a countries, dependencies, and other regions of particular geopolitical interest." Includes links to country profiles. Visit this site

Copyright 2003 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org


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17. Global Trade: The Battle Over Trade
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Coverage of the World Trade Organization (WTO) ministerial meeting of September 2003 in Cancun, Mexico. This report includes an analysis of why the talks collapsed, opposition by farmers and other protesters, the conflicting views of rich and poor countries, a map showing rival trade blocs, and interviews contrasting the experiences of people in the southern and northern hemispheres who work in the same industries. From the BBC. Visit their site

Copyright 2003 by Librarians' Index to the Internet, lii.org


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18. Immigration: Move to South Dakota
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Dairy farmers were urged yesterday to head off to the US to make their fortune. Business leaders from South Dakota were in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, to encourage farmers and their families to head west.

A recent upsurge in the state's cheese business has led to a shortfall of 65,000 cows.

Members of the South Dakota International Business Institute (SDIBI) are looking to dairy farmers from the UK and Holland to fill the gap.

Joop Bollen of the SDIBI said cheaper costs and reduced red tape were an incentive. He said: "There is a very strong milk market and cheaper costs, and there is no state income tax and no state corporate tax and the state will guarantee loans." For the full story visit the site of the SDIBI


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19. Immigration: Student Visitors to England now safe to stay indefinitely
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A scheme permitting young people from the Commonwealth to work in Britain to fund their travels will become a new "back door" to Britain, an anti-immigration think-tank has said.

Reforms to the working holidaymaker scheme are aimed at making it more attractive to young people from Africa and Asia. About 40,000 people a year came to Britain under the scheme, but 96 percent were from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa. To read the full story, go to our NEWS DESK link.

Editor's Note: For the latest details on Immigration to the UK visit our Immigration page.


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20. Real Estate: Times are changing for UK properties
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The Daily Mail reports the sale of the 6th Earl of Stradbroke's £12 million Henham estate in Suffolk.

Owned by the family since the 16th century, the estate is primarily made up of arable land, pasture and parkland plus a number of farm cottages and houses. The present Earl emigrated to Australia in 1953 and resides on a cattle and sheep station in Victoria, Australia with his wife and family. To read the full report, go to our NEWS DESK link.

 

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21. Travel: Glowing report on visiting Cape Town as a tourist
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So appealing is this beautiful City of South Africa that American and other foreign business travelers, along with native Afrikaaners, are rushing to buy vacation homes around Cape Town, setting off a real-estate boom. To read this excellent report, go to our NEWS DESK link.


Editor's Note: For more information on air tickets and hotel bookings, visit our travel site at Delamere Travel


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22. Travel: Joint ticket sales between British Airways & American Airlines
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FORT WORTH, Texas American Airlines and British Airways will begin selling tickets on each other's flights on Sept. 17, American said Thursday.

As part of what's called a code- sharing agreement, American will be able to sell tickets on British Airways connecting flights from London's Heathrow Airport to other destinations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East as if they were American flights.

British Airways will be able to do the same thing, connecting its passengers to U.S. locations on American flights.


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23. Travel: Kenya to Cape Town
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At last because of increasing demand by many of our clients, Kenya Airways has introduced two more weekly flights to South Africa. From October this year the national carrier will now fly directly to Cape Town every Wednesday and Friday.

The service is an addition to the daily Nairobi-Johannesburg flight. A statement from the company said there has been a growing demand for additional destinations to South Africa.

The Airline also projects increased business between Kenya and South Africa and increased market potential for tourism.
Kenya Airways currently flies to 26 major cities in Africa.

Editor's Note: Visit our Travel Site for the best prices available for all flights.


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24. Internet: The value of using a professional website
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Many of our readers have thoughts about designing a new web site or redesigning their existing site but have a hard time visualizing how the new site might look. The main problem is knowing where to start.

One of our clients said that he needed something fresh that would properly represent his services to the world. As a Business Consultant, he especially needed a site that said, 'I mean business.'

What our client requested was:

· A conservative, business-like, professional looking site
· Easily editable text features in certain areas, and potential for future expandability
· A newsletter sign-up area on each page
· Feature 'refer site to friend' capability
· Compelling professionally written copy that would motivate prospective clients to make contact.

We were able to accomplish all of the above goals by using a variety of tools in our professional design teams skills.

We thought our readers might find this site redesign article helpful in identifying some of their redesign goals. "Website Design Decisions Your Business Will Need to Make." Visit our Internet page on this subject.

 

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This month's quote
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How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.
~ William Shakespeare

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