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Author's Official Home Page and The Weekend Magazine by Alastair Agutter

Welcome to The Weekend Magazine by Alastair Agutter

Welcome to my official author's web site and for "The Weekend Magazine" with Featured News, Weather, Hobbies and Interests, Society and Culture, Home and Lifestyle, Sports and Outdoors, Science and Technology, Music Wired, Making Movies, Children's Weebies, Book Reviews and Best Sellers, for an informed audience and world. More >


Science and Technology News

The latest "Science and Technology News" features including featured projects, specialist books, articles on search engine optimization, the future of social media networks as governments consider legislation to outlaw fake news. Plus, Ai Voice technology and respecting the realms of natural law and branching in virtual worlds. More >


Business and Finance News

The latest "Business and Finance News" with features including British Manufacturing, trying to survive as a Small Business from excessive Council Tax Business Rates, to the Scandals still surrounding flawed banking systems, ready to take another fall, and still not looking long term lending to business for their future and the nations. More >


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Trump The Threat to Global Economics by Alastair Agutter

Trump the Threat to Global Economics and World

Beyond the Twilight Zone of this Lunatic in the White House, the picture of the real economy is vastly different, and a very serious threat to Global Peace! The uncertainty in the World now created by Donald Trump, has had a massive negative economic effect on consumer retail sales across the world. I soon began to see a heavy drop off in sales, as Trump started his verbal assault on everyone around the globe. 

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Now is the Time to Prune Fruit Trees by Alastair Agutter

Now is the Time to Prune Fruit Trees

Before fruit trees and shrubs come out of dormancy proper, now is the time to prune fruit trees and shrubs for an abundance of bloom, and fruit this coming year. Always keep a watchful eye and look out for new shoots, as this is a sign to get out into the garden, or up the allotment and start pruning. This year, even in early January with this erratic and mild weather, buds and shoots are starting, so its time to prune.

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Addressing Cyber Bullying on the Web by Alastair Agutter

Addressing Cyber Bullying on the Web

It still seems only yesterday, where I had many great fond memories dating back to 1995 on the World Wide Web, a period that I described as "early hazy days" and the user population consisted of mainly students, academics and enthusiasts. Now in the present day, the community has increased in population on an epic scale. Sadly what comes with such a technology phenomena is exploitation and abuse.

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Tropical Fish Keeping

Tropical Fish Keeping by Alastair Agutter

In The Fish House News and Features

Angel fish (Pterophyllum Scalare) as many aquarists know, are a difficult fish species to breed at times, and for a good number of reasons. Angel fish for most of their young lives growing up can be enjoyable community aquarium fishes. However, when they start to reach adulthood, they can be a handful and very aggressive. I have in fact been frequently bitten by adults and parents when cleaning their aquariums, and especially if they have recently spawned, or have young. Read more >


Rearing Discus to Adulthood

Rearing Discus to Adulthood is challenging. So you need specific super foods to successfully rear Discus and these have to be high protein foods that most breeders use consisting of beef heart in some form. Just feeding blood worms will not suffice, as Discus are prone to disease as a result of stress because they are a highly evolved intelligent species. In the late 1970's and 1980's, only from making my own foods did I start to successfully breed Wild Discus in captivity. Read more >


More tropical fish news in the fish house on aquatic plants, and live bearers. Read more >

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Creating Faster Web Sites - The Weekend Magazine by Alastair Agutter

Creating Faster Web Sites

The World Wide Web today is now evolving within another dimension of data in the form of a Virtual World, that is programmable and can be manipulated and influenced. Even the speed of data can be exploited, regarding particle atom photons travel, to deliver faster web sites for a more efficient and enjoyable end user experience, and this is a level of understanding required today to be a head of the game.

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Social Media Scene News  by Alastair Agutter

Social Media News Scene

New changes are taking place across many social network platforms this year in 2018 including algorithm measurements regarding their data mining preferences on the information they manage to harvest and capture from the user. Also Social Networks are starting to sail close to the wind regarding Governments, something that I warned would happen in my book, leading to legislation.

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The Great Outdoors by Alastair Agutter

The Great Outdoors News

For healthy living, the Great Outdoors is the perfect venue to discover our world that surrounds us. But the great outdoors serves another critical purpose and that is the process of learning as we become a more informed society. There are many activities one can pursue from walking, angling, museums, football, twitching, conservation, gardening, shows, national trust historical buildings and much more.

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Author's Book Club News

Gardening - The Weekend Magazine by Alastair Agutter

Books the Keepers of Knowledge and Wisdom

A very warm welcome to the "Author's Book Club News" for the very latest news, on new book releases and updates, including news of existing books, including the most popular Best Sellers, written by the Author Alastair R Agutter, for Hobbies, Interests, Computer Sciences, Children's Education and Pastimes. Subscribe to The Best Sellers Top 10 Books Chart - RSS Real Live Time Feed >


New Environmental Friendly Gardeners

More folk today are becoming aware with regards to the conservation of our communities. As Gardeners new and experienced, we appreciate how critical our wild life are, especially Bees for pollination. So the use of pesticides comes at a very heavy price, killing not only weeds, but many members of our insect life, and small birds, that are all part of the complex engine components for the Earth's natural world to function and sustain life, including ourselves. The "Gardening for Beginners Book" is mindful of the environment, introducing new gardeners to methods and techniques for growing organic vegetables, the recycling of household items for garden displays, plus propagating from cuttings, to create a blaze of fabulous colour around your home, including the opportunities available, when using flower pots and tubs for small gardens. Full book details here >



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The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition by Alastair Agutter


The Discus Book Special

The Discus Book Tropical Fish Keeping Special Edition Celebrates 25 years since the very first discus book was written back in 1989. One of Amazon's Best Sellers and Biggest Selling tropical fish books for Natural Discus Aquariums, Breeding, Community Species, suitable plants and healthy disease free diets.

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My First Aquarium Book by Alastair Agutter

My First Aquarium

This is a book I have always wanted to write for the Tropical Fish Hobbyist and Dedicated Aquarist, as it goes into great detail on keeping healthy, thriving, happy, disease free tropical fish, based on my experience, as I celebrate 50 years as an Ichthyologist from 1967 to 2017.

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The Discus Book First Edition by Alastair Agutter

The Discus Book 1st Edition

The Discus Book is a timeless piece of history, first published in 1989 recording my work and breaking a taboo that had lasted 150 years since the Great Exhibition, to successfully breed Wild Discus (symphysodon) in captivity, the King of the Aquarium, a Best Seller for over 28 years.

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Super Foods Tropical Fish and Discus Book by Alastair Agutter

Make Your Own Fish Food

Now you can make your own tropical fish food with these great recipes. All experienced Aquarists and Commercial Breeders will tell you that 99% of all Tropical Fish deaths are related to stress and poor diet. Super Foods for Tropical Fish and Discus is therefore very long overdue for all Aquarists around the world.

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