Archive | November, 2012

NBA: Rebranding name and colors for the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans and the Charlotte Bobcats to Hornets?

November 30, 2012

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Report: New Orleans Hornets to change nickname to Pelicans WDSU 6 NBC New Orleans The Sports Xchange NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Hornets are planning to change their nickname to the Pelicans for the 2013-14 season in a move that could affect the Charlotte franchise as well, Yahoo!Sports reported Tuesday. New Hornets owner Tom Benson, […]

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Poultry farming to be developed in Equatorial Guinea and 7th Summit for ACP comes to Malabo

November 30, 2012

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UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization  to invest US$3 million to develop poultry farming in Equatorial Guinea PRNewswire-USNewswire MALABO, Equatorial Guinea-The government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have signed an agreement that calls for the FAO to invest US$3 million over three years to […]

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United Nations grants upgraded status for Palestine on the anniversary of UN Resolution 181 November 29, 1947

November 29, 2012

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United Nations grants upgrade status for Palestine on the anniversary of UN Resolution 181 November 29, 1947 Palestine is upgraded to the status of nonmember observer state in the United Nations Xinhua UNITED NATIONS– The UN General Assembly on Thursday voted overwhelmingly to grant an upgrade of the Palestinians status at the United Nations from “entity” […]

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University of Louisville joins the ACC and Tulane, East Carolina University joins the Big East

November 28, 2012

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ACC extends formal invitation for membership to the University of Louisville Council of Presidents unanimously approve to accept the Cardinals Atlantic Coast Conference GREENSBORO, N.C. – The Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents has unanimously voted to accept the University of Louisville as its newest member. The vote followed the submission of Louisville’s letter of […]

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First conceptual designs for new Seattle NBA/NHL arena released

November 28, 2012

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First conceptual designs for new Seattle NBA/NHL arena released Lynn Thompson The Seattle Times SEATTLE- Architects for arena investor Chris Hansen submitted conceptual designs for the proposed Seattle sports arena in the Sodo neighborhood. These aren’t the architectural drawings that will show what the arena will actually look like. Those are likely to be released […]

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Brazil swears in first black supreme court president- Brazil’s African heritage

November 28, 2012

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Brazil swears in first black supreme court president Agence-France Presse Brazil judge Joaquim Barbosa took the oath of office as Brazil’s first ever black head of the Supreme Court on Thursday, in a historic ceremony attended by President Dilma Rousseff and other top leaders. The son of a bricklayer and a cleaner, Barbosa, 58, pledged […]

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USA: States report new high school graduation rates

November 27, 2012

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States report new high school graduation rates using more accurate, common measure U.S. Department of Education November 26, 2012 The U.S. Department of Education released data detailing state four-year high school graduation rates in 2010-11 – the first year for which all states used a common, rigorous measure. The varying methods formerly used by states […]

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High unemployment: Portuguese youth turn to farm work

November 26, 2012

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Portuguese youth turn to farm work Aljazeera High unemployment is making farm work a better alternative for young people from Portugal. Many people who left their countryside homes for work in the city are now also returning to live with their parents and take up old family traditions of farming. Some are also exploring innovative […]

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Actor Larry Hagman, of TV’s “Dallas” villain J.R. Ewing, dies

November 24, 2012

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Actor Larry Hagman, ‘Dallas’ villain J.R. Ewing, dies   By Alan Peppard The Dallas Morning News DALLAS- Larry Hagman, who played the conniving and mischievous J.R. Ewing on the TV show Dallas, died Friday at Medical City in Dallas, of complications from his recent battle with cancer, his family said. He was 81. “Larry was […]

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ASEAN plans world’s largest trading bloc in Asia and the U.S. participation in Trans-Pacific Partnership

November 23, 2012

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The world’s largest trading bloc planned in Asia Novan Iman Santosa The Jakarta Post The leaders of Asean have succeeded in persuading their top trading partners to start negotiations on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to create the world’s largest trading bloc. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen formally launched the negotiations on the RCEP […]

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