Archive | May, 2012

‘Chinese funds needed’ to reach Brazil offshore oil

May 25, 2012

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‘Chinese funds needed’ to reach Brazil offshore oil   AFP   Tapping Brazil’s huge offshore oil reserves will require foreign investment that only cash-rich Chinese banks are in a position to provide, industry experts said.   Alvaro Teixera of the Brazilian Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels Institute IBP told an energy forum that cumulative expenditures in […]

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Angola sets next general election date-August 31, 2012

May 24, 2012

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Angola sets next general election date   AFP Angola has set August 31 as the date for elections likely to return President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and his ruling MPLA to power. But opposition parties claim voting cannot be free and fair.   “The Council of the Republic has pronounced in favour of August 31 […]

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Egypt hold presidential election: Facts about the historic post-Mubarak vote

May 23, 2012

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Egypt’s presidential election: Facts about the historic post-Mubarak vote By Leila Fadel The Washington Post Why is the Egyptian presidential election important? This is Egypt’s first competitive presidential election in modern history. For the first time, Egyptians will get to choose who leads, and people have a choice of 13 candidates. The result will also […]

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Tokyo Sky Tree opens as world’s tallest tower at 2080 feet (634 meters) tall

May 23, 2012

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Tokyo Sky Tree opens as world’s tallest tower at 2080 feet (634 meters) tall   Associated Press   TOKYO — The world’s tallest tower and Tokyo’s biggest new landmark, the Tokyo Sky Tree, has opened to the public. Nearly 8,000 visitors were expected to take high-speed elevators up to the observation decks of the 634-meter […]

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Remembering Yesteryear: 2005 King County in Washington was re-named after Martin Luther King, Jr.

May 22, 2012

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Remembering Yesteryear   In 2005 King County in the state of Washington was re-named after Martin Luther King, Jr.     King County, Washington (home to Seattle)   Offical county seal         Population: 1,931,249 (2010) Black/African American:  6.2%  White:  68.7%  American Indian and Alaska Native:  0.8%  Asian: 14.6% Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific […]

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Deal reached for new NBA/NHL arena in Seattle and Oakland’s NBA Warriors close to moving to San Francisco

May 21, 2012

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Deal reached for new NBA/NHL arena in Seattle Seattle Mayor and King County Exec- Source: City of Seattle Chris Daniels, Travis Pittman KING 5 News NBC Seattle  SEATTLE – Seattle, King County and the man behind a proposed Seattle NBA/NHL arena acknowledged Wednesday they had reached a memorandum of understanding to build the facility. But, […]

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Highest-paid U.S. public-college presidents, 2011 fiscal year

May 21, 2012

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See update Posted 2018: Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents Highest-paid U.S. public-college presidents, 2011 fiscal year The Chronicle of Higher Education 1. E. Gordon Gee Ohio State University (2007–Present) $1,992,221  2. Michael D. McKinney Texas A&M University system (2006–2011) $1,966,347  3. Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University […]

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In 30 years the United States is projected to no longer be majority white in population. How will that change America?

May 20, 2012

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In 30 years the United States is projected to no longer be majority white in population. How will that change America?     Poll- What do you think? ___________________________________________   Video:   ___________________________________   Census: Minorities Constitute 37 Percent of U.S. Population May 17, 2012   By Doris Nhan | National Journal   The Census […]

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Saudi Arabia bans using Gregorian calendar in official dealings and English language

May 19, 2012

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Saudi Arabia bans using Gregorian dates The use of the English language to answer calls or communicate, mainly in companies and hotels, has also been banned Gulf News Dubai: Saudi Arabia has banned all government and private agencies from using the Gregorian calendar in official dealings. The use of the English language to answer calls […]

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Facebook IPO -images from the first minutes of trading on NASDAQ

May 18, 2012

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Facebook stock opens as investors flock to get shares The history-making Facebook stock market debut opened with initial heavy volume of 82 million shares in the first 30 seconds.   By: Jeff Cox CNBC.com Senior Writer   After an attention-grabbing half-hour delay, Facebook’s history-making stock market debut saw the company’s shares seesaw through early trading […]

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