Archive | July, 2012

Video: NCAA announces Pennsylvania State University sanctions- Eddie Robinson once again winningest NCAA coach

July 23, 2012

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   Video: NCAA announces Pennsylvania State University sanctions   The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced its sanctions against Penn State University on Monday.  _______________________________________________    _______________________________________________ $60 million fine, the average annual revenue of the football program. This payment will go into an endowment for external programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims and […]

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London ready for Olympics ‘despite nerves’

July 22, 2012

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London ready for Olympics ‘despite nerves’   By Robin Millard | AFP   London Mayor Boris Johnson insisted Sunday the city was ready to host the 2012 Olympics despite a national outbreak of pre-match nerves before the biggest show on Earth gets under way.   Johnson said Britain was feeling the necessary tension before a […]

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Russian President Putin signs law branding NGOs ‘foreign agents’

July 21, 2012

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Russian President Putin signs law branding NGOs ‘foreign agents’ By Stuart Williams | Agence-France Presse Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a controversial bill passed by parliament that brands NGOs who receive funding from abroad as “foreign agents”, the Kremlin said Saturday. The law, which has caused huge concern among activists who fear […]

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Metropolitan Atlanta to vote on $7.2 billion transportation funding tax –debate on funding heats up -TSPLOST

July 20, 2012

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Metropolitan Atlanta to vote on $7.2 billion transportation funding tax –debate on funding heats up -TSPLOST Opponents of the July 31 Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) referendum are informing voters to really examine if these are good transit projects for Fulton and Dekalb counties. Does the Atlanta area T-SPLOST contain enough suburban and urban […]

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Israeli Prime Minister and cabinet gives greenlight to construct a high-speed rail line linking Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coastline

July 18, 2012

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Israel approves to build HSR linking Tel Aviv with Desert City  Xinhua General News Service Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his cabinet on Sunday greenlighted plans to construct a high-speed rail line linking Tel Aviv on the Mediterranean coastline to the city of Beersheba in the southern Negev desert. “This is a revolution that […]

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Brazil urges manufacturing and building firms to diversify into defense production

July 18, 2012

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Brazil urges firms to boost defense output Brazil is offering manufacturing and building firms special perks to diversify into defense production as part of its plan to capture a greater share of global military sales.   UPI   RIO DE JANEIRO- Brazil is offering manufacturing and building firms special perks to diversify into defense production […]

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Black voter turnout could be the swing factor in November-Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia

July 17, 2012

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Black voter turnout could be the swing factor in November-Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia Black voter turnout of 64.7 percent was a significant factor in Obama’s victory in 2008. Black voter turnout below 60 percent could hurt Obama in 2012.     Reuters   High voter turnout among African Americans helped get President Barack Obama […]

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African Union has chosen its first female leader- South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

July 17, 2012

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African Union has chosen its first female leader- South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma BBC News The African Union has chosen South African Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma as its leader, making her the first woman to hold the post. Ms Dlamini-Zuma beat incumbent Jean Ping of Gabon after a closely fought contest for the chairmanship of the organisation. In […]

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Japan’s ¥3.5 trillion ($44.2 billion) overseas shopping spree shatters bubble-era record

July 16, 2012

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Monday, July 16, 2012   Japan’s ¥3.5 trillion ($44.2 billion) overseas shopping spree shatters bubble-era record as hot money seeks new homes     AFP-Jiji   The $5 billion buyout of a British media group last week was the latest in a line of huge foreign acquisitions by Japanese firms reminiscent of their heady overseas adventures […]

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney- Their views on Africa

July 15, 2012

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President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney- Their views on Africa  http://www.mittromney.com Overview African countries hold great promise despite the many years of conflict, poverty, and misrule that followed their emergence as independent states. With abundant natural resources, an increasingly educated and dynamic population striving for a better life, and governments embracing political and economic reforms, […]

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