July 30, 2014

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Nigeria: Abuja public transportation light rail on track to open in 2015

Nigeria: Abuja public transportation light rail on track to open in 2015 BY Lara Adejoro Daily Times The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, has promised that the Abuja Light Rail Project would be completed in the third quarter of next year. The minister, who made the promise during an inspection tour of the rail […]

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July 28, 2014

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RIMPAC: The world’s largest multinational maritime military exercises

RIMPAC: The world’s largest multinational maritime military exercises Held every two years by Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet (PACFLT), RIMPAC 2014 is a multinational maritime exercise that takes place in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This year’s RIMPAC exercise, the 24th in the series that began in 1971, is scheduled from June 26 to August 1, […]

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July 28, 2014

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Howard and Tuskegee: Gen X takes leadership of America’s two most prominent historically black universities

Howard and Tuskegee: Gen X takes leadership of America’s two most prominent historically black universities Baby Boomers began their tenures as presidents of America’s colleges and university starting in the late 1970s and early 1980s. On July 21, 2014 Howard University’s Board of Trustees named interim president Wayne A.I. Frederick, a 43 year old cancer […]

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July 25, 2014

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United Nations: 2015–2024 Decade for People of African Descent

United Nations: 2015–2024 Decade for People of African Descent The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 23, 2013. The International Decade for People of African Descent will take place from Jan. 1, 2015, through Dec. 31, 2024, and will include celebrations throughout the world. “People of African descent have for centuries been […]

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July 24, 2014

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San Antonio: Ivy Taylor appointed the first African American woman to be mayor of the city

San Antonio: Ivy Taylor appointed the first African American woman to be mayor of the city Ivy Taylor named San Antonio Mayor. She did not win a majority of the council vote, as her colleagues split 5-3 over her and Councilman Ray Lopez. Ivy R. Taylor was appointed to serve as Mayor of San Antonio […]

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July 21, 2014

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NHL: Detroit Red Wings reveal plans, renderings for its new arena

NHL: Detroit Red Wings reveal plans, renderings for its new arena Ilitch organization shares bold vision for building world-class, mixed-use sports and entertainment district in Detroit Source: Red Wings Ilitch organization expands its investment to include tens of millions of dollars in public infrastructure improvements such as lighting, sidewalks, green spaces and streets concurrently with […]

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July 18, 2014

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L.A.’s current tallest skyscraper to get observation deck

Los Angeles: Current tallest skyscraper on the west coast to get observation deck By Roger Vincent The Los Angeles Times U.S. Bank Tower, the tallest building in the West, will soon have an observation deck and sky-high restaurant catering to visitors to downtown Los Angeles. The deck, the first of its kind in Southern California, […]

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July 16, 2014

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NASA scientists getting closer to finding if there is alien life

NASA scientists getting closer to finding if there is alien life Top NASA scientists, at a panel discussion, said they were closer than ever to finding out for sure if extraterrestrial life is somewhere in the immensity of the universe. The panel included some of NASA’s top scientists, including Ellen Stofan, NASA’s chief scientist; John […]

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July 16, 2014

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Toronto: One year until Pan Am Games

Toronto: Pan Am Games hampered by facility delays Pan Am Games officials confident that all 25 venues across Southern Ontario will be ready on time and under budget, but some sites don’t appear to be on track By: Jennifer Pagliaro The Star TORONTO- Regardless of whether it’s built yet, the Games will come. While Pan […]

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July 15, 2014

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US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions

US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions US appeals court rules University of Texas can use race as factor in college admissions. The court ruled 2-to-1 on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. The follows a 2013 order by the U.S. Supreme Court requesting the lower court to clarify […]

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