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10th October 1997 at 01:00
* Activate is the the UK's first interactive multimedia CD-Rom graduate recruitment directory. It contains details on thousands of career opportunities and will be offered free to final-year students. Further details from ITM Communications Limited, 20 St Annes Road West, St Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire FY8 1RF. Tel: 01253 395600; http:www.itmcoms.com.

* OneWorld Online, the Internet's popular news and informationservice on human and environmental rights, has launched a new resource aimed at policy-makers and researchers. The first edition carries news with a global theme, including aid, freshwater and land rights from agencies such as Oxfam, VSO and WaterAid.Dr Richard Tapper, the editor of Think Tank, says the initiative is far more than just another print journal pasted on to a Web site. He says: "We will create a forum for addressing social justice,development and environment. This isn't just about making information more accessible, it's aboutbuilding a new community ofinformation exchange that cuts across traditional boundaries."Think Tank is at http:www. oneworld.orgthinktank

* Look and Read: Captain Crimson is a new software package aimed at encouraging primary pupils to improve their grammar, spelling and punctuation. Produced by Logotron, it complements the BBC Schools TV series and uses activities based on the space adventures of comic strip hero Captain Crimson to stimulate children's interest. Captain Crimson (Pounds 27) is available for PC Windows, Mac and Acorn computers from Logotron, 124 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 4ZS.Tel: 01223 425558.

* The visual display systemscompany, ViewSonic Europe Ltd, has entered the education market with the launch of a new Pounds 3,495 LCD desktop projector. The portable PJ800 can show images on all types of screens: matt-white, textured white and flat surfaces of any colour and can transform a small-screen lap-top computer into a large screen projector. It is PCMac compatible with a built-in mouse. Further details from ViewSonic Europe, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 2GA.Tel: 01296 643900.

* Christian Aid and Global Internet have launched a new Internet service provider called SurfAid (www.surfaid.org). Users will be able to contribute to Third World projects supported by Christian Aid, as Pounds 1 out of the Pounds 7.50 monthly subscription will be donated to charity. SurfAid will offer local-call rate, unlimited time on-line and free Web space. Details from Natasha Anderson on 0181 957 1200.e-mail: natasha.anderson@global.net.uk.

* The Basic Skills Agency and BT have developed a Web site within BT's CampusWorld featuring literacy and numeracy exercises. They will be regularly updated.CampusWorld can be accessed at http:www.campus.bt.comCampusWorld. Further details from the BSA, Commonwealth House, 1-19 New Oxford Street, London WClA 1NJ. Tel 0171 405 4017; http:www.basic-skills.co.uk.

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