Archive | August, 2012

Olympics: Rio de Janeiro getting ready for its turn 2016- First time Olympics held in a majority black nation

August 12, 2012

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Olympics: Rio de Janeiro getting ready for its turn First time Olympics held in a majority black nation AFP RIO DE JANEIRO- Known for its idyllic beaches and carnival, Rio officially assumes the mantle of Olympic city on Sunday, facing an uphill struggle in taming traffic gridlock, poor infrastructure and slum violence to stage the […]

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Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate- Quick facts on Romney and Ryan

August 11, 2012

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Mitt Romney named Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate Quick facts on Romney and Ryan Mitt Romney announced House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate at a campaign event in Norfolk, VA. The announcement was held in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin — which just happens to be Ryan’s […]

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South African cabinet approves Special Economic Zone Bill to attract domestic and foreign investment

August 10, 2012

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South African cabinet approves Special Economic Zone Bill to attract domestic and foreign investment Xinhua CAPE TOWN– The South African cabinet has approved the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Bill which is expected to attract domestic and foreign investment, it was announced on Friday. The bill, which was approved at a fortnight cabinet meeting, will be […]

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Ghana: Late President John Evan Atta Mills will be laid to rest on Friday, August 10th

August 9, 2012

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Ghana: Late President John Evan Atta Mills will be laid to rest on Friday, August 10th at a specially designated place Ghana News Agency ACCRA- President John Dramani Mahama has decided that Late President John Evan Atta Mills be laid to rest on Friday August 10th at a specially designated place between the Castle Drive and […]

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Democratic and Republican National Conventions- Charlotte and Tampa are ready to host: Videos of other conventions in the South

August 8, 2012

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Democratic and Republican National Conventions- Charlotte and Tampa 2012: Both cities get ready for national attention _________________________________________________ President Jimmy Carter to speak by video at Democratic convention By Aaron Gould Sheinin The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Former President Jimmy Carter will address the 2012 Democratic National Convention live via video in prime time. The Democratic National Convention Committee said […]

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Israel: Emigration hits lowest mark in 40 years

August 8, 2012

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Israel: Emigration hits lowest mark in 40 years Official statistics show that 684,000 Israelis have left the country since the establishment of the State By Stuart Winer The Times of Israel Emigration from Israel is at its lowest in 40 years, according to figures released by the Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday. During 2010 […]

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Brazil judge halts railway expansion to protect engandered native population

August 7, 2012

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Brazil judge halts railway expansion to protect engandered Awá ethnic group International Business Times A federal judge has ordered mining company Vale to halt the expansion of a controversial railway track in Northern Brazil, as it would endanger the existence of the Awá tribe – the most endangered tribal community on earth. To ensure the […]

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Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary of atomic bombing

August 6, 2012

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Hiroshima marks 67th anniversary of atomic bombing Xinhua TOKYO– Hiroshima marked the 67th anniversary of the U.S. nuclear attack on Monday morning, people took a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. local time, the time the bomb was dropped in 1945. Tens of thousands of people attended the annual ceremony at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park […]

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NASA: Curiosity rover touches down on Mars on Monday, August 6

August 4, 2012

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NASA: Curiosity rover touches down on Mars on Monday, August 6   NASA With less than three days to go before touchdown on the Red Planet, Curiosity remains in good health, with all systems operating as expected. Given the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft’s consistent and stable course, today the project decided that the planned Trajectory […]

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Unemployment rate ticked up to from 8.2% to 8.3% in July 2012. African American male unemployment increased to 14.8%

August 3, 2012

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Unemployment rate ticked up to from 8.2% to 8.3% in July 2012. African American male unemployment increased to 14.8% Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 163,000 in July, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 8.3 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in professional and business services, food services and drinking places, and […]

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