October 24, 2014

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China launches World Bank rival in Asia-Three major nations absent

China launches World Bank rival in Asia-Three major nations absent Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Reuters SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Australia, Indonesia and South Korea skipped the launch of a China-backed Asian infrastructure bank on Friday as the United States said it had concerns about the new rival to Western-dominated multilateral lenders. China’s $50 billion Asian Infrastructure […]

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October 24, 2014

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Urban Land Institute’s 2015 real estate markets to watch

Urban Land Institute’s 2015 real estate markets to watch Real estate investment is not immune to the economic laws of supply and demand; and as more capital flows into the asset class, two main scenarios present themselves. The first is that competition for desired assets increases, driving up prices and lowering returns. The second is […]

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October 17, 2014

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India test fires nuke capable cruise missile

India test fires nuke capable cruise missile The nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile a strike range of 1,000 km (621.37 miles) Xinhua NEW DELHI- India on Friday, October 17, 2014 successfully test fired its home-made, nuclear capable sub-sonic cruise missile, Nirbhay, from a test range in the eastern state of Odisha, sources said. “The test […]

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October 14, 2014

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Brazil: IOC Coordination Commission leaves Rio de Janeiro satisfied with progress

Brazil: IOC Coordination Commission leaves Rio de Janeiro satisfied with progress October 10, 2014 Source: IOC | International Olympic Committee The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission brought to a close its seventh visit (29 September to 1 October) to the South American host city today: it follows a successful winter here for Brazil and […]

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October 11, 2014

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China overtakes U.S. to become world’s largest economy, says International Monetary Fund

China overtakes U.S. to become world’s largest economy, says International Monetary Fund Chris Giles Financial Times We all know the world economy is changing. We know it is changing fast. But do we really know how fast? Read on. In the spring, the International Comparison Programme calculated new exchanges rates for comparing output of different […]

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October 9, 2014

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Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to be housed at Indiana University Bloomington

Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to be housed at Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research Oct. 8, 2014 News Release from the Carnegie Foundation The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has transferred responsibility for the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education to Indiana University Bloomington’s Center for Postsecondary Research. […]

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October 9, 2014

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NCAA Division I: Big Ten Acts to Support Student-Athlete Graduation

NCAA Division I: Big Ten Acts to Support Student-Athlete Graduation Aid will neither be reduced nor cancelled during course of enrollment. If pursuit of degree is interrupted, student-athlete is welcome back. Source: Big Ten ROSEMONT, Ill. – Big Ten directors of athletics, senior woman administrators and faculty representatives met Oct. 6 and 7 at the […]

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October 7, 2014

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Paris: Eiffel Tower gets glass floor for 125th anniversary

Paris: Eiffel Tower gets glass floor for 125th anniversary AFP A much-anticipated facelift of the Eiffel Tower will be unveiled Monday with a new glass floor to dizzy the millions of tourists who flock to Paris’s best-known landmark every year. Its owners hope the formerly dowdy and draughty first floor will become as big an […]

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October 4, 2014

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United States: Foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly during the last 40 years

United States: Foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly during the last 40 years U.S. Census Bureau Released October 1, 2014 The foreign-born population from Africa has grown rapidly in the United States during the last 40 years, increasing from about 80,000 in 1970 to about 1.6 million in the period from 2008 to 2012. […]

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October 3, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: September 2014 is 5.9%, the lowest level since July 2008

U.S. Unemployment: September 2014 is 5.9%, the lowest level since July 2008 White male decreased to 4.4% and Black male increased to 11.0% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 248,000 in September, and the unemployment rate declined to 5.9 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Employment increased in […]

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