SMEs shun new markets in favour of domestic growth

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· 37% entered new markets in past 12 months – down from 53% last year

· 43% of small firms experienced a range of problems when entering new markets

· Small firms in London and North West have strongest appetite for breaking into new markets

 

Less than four-in-ten (37%) of UK small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) have entered new markets over the past year compared to 53% in 2013 according to a new study1 launched by Albion Ventures, one of the largest independent venture capital investors in the UK. This suggests that more opportunities exist in their core areas of operation than 12 months ago.

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NASA Airborne Campaigns Tackle Climate Questions from Africa to Arctic

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The DC-8 airborne laboratory is one of several NASA aircraft that will fly in support of five new investigations into how different aspects of the interconnected Earth system influence climate change.
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Five new NASA airborne field campaigns will take to the skies starting in 2015 to investigate how long-range air pollution, warming ocean waters, and fires in Africa affect our climate.

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Obama to flood Congress with pro-amnesty activists

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Obama is planning to follow the example of the BlairBrown Regime in Britain that flooded Britain with immigrants and produced the health and education crisis as these services struggle to cope with non-English speakers

Now that Obama has issued his illegal executive order, leftist immigration groups, labor unions, and the Democratic Party plan to flood Congress with pro-Amnesty activists.

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TPP Citizens Fund Report

Dear Patriot,

Here is this week’s Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund Report:

•   Failed Democrat Presidential candidate Howard Dean claims that outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid saved the U.S. Constitution from the “crack pot wing and Speaker Boehner’s Tea Party Caucus” by refusing to even allow a debate on 400 different bills passed by the House of Representatives last year. It seems the American people had a different view on Election Day. More on this nuttiness here: http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2014/11/14/Dean-Harry-Reid-Saved-The-Constitution-From-The-Crackpot-Tea-Party

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Dear Ian, The time for action has come. In a statement Thursday night, Tea Party Patriot’s co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said: “This is an unprecedented assault on the Constitution, the separation of powers, and the rule of law in the United States. President Obama today told millions of people,’If you broke our laws to enter this country, we will not prosecute you. We will not deport you.’ Despite the President’s assurance that he is ‘not an emperor,’ that’s exactly what he’s acting like. He’s a former law professor. He knows the Constitution vests Congress (not the Executive branch) with authority over immigration and naturalization. He just doesn’t care. This is a thumb in the eye to the American people.”


The time for action has come.  In a statement Thursday night, Tea Party Patriot’s co-founder Jenny Beth Martin said: “This is an unprecedented assault on the Constitution, the separation of powers, and the rule of law in the United States. President Obama today told millions of people,’If you broke our laws to enter this country, we will not prosecute you. We will not deport you.’ Despite the President’s assurance that he is ‘not an emperor,’ that’s exactly what he’s acting like. He’s a former law professor. He knows the Constitution vests Congress (not the Executive branch) with authority over immigration and naturalization. He just doesn’t care. This is a thumb in the eye to the American people.”

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Engineers: we must ensure devices such as webcams are private and secure

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Hundreds of private webcams in the UK can be accessed by anyone with an internet connection, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned. A Russian website has been streaming images from webcams around the world, including CCTV and baby monitors. The site, which has been operating for a month, gains access by using the default logins and passwords for the web cameras.

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