Archive | November, 2012

Rutgers University follows University of Maryland to Big Ten Conference

November 21, 2012

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Rutgers University follows University of Maryland to Big Ten Maryland will join the Big Ten Conference effective July 1, 2014, with competition to begin in all sports for the 2014-15 academic year University of Maryland Park Ridge, Ill. – The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors (COP/C) announced unanimous approval today for the University of Maryland […]

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NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover update: Something interesting in Mars soil sample

November 20, 2012

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NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity rover preparing for Thanksgiving activities We will have to wait a few weeks to find out what could be history making NASA PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity completed a touch-and-go inspection of one rock on Sunday, Nov. 18, then pivoted and, on the same day, drove toward a Thanksgiving […]

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Urban African news: Nairobi’s new commuter rail and Nigeria’s capital city’s compensation for population resettlement

November 20, 2012

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Nairobi, Kenya’s new commuter rail system The train will run between the city center and the suburb of Syokimau, where Kenya has built its first railway station in more than 80 years. Daily Nation President Mwai Kibaki on November 13, 2012  launched the Syokimau Rail Service marking a major milestone in the history of railway […]

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French oil company, Total sells stake in Nigerian offshore block to Sinopec for $2.5 Billion

November 20, 2012

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French oil company, Total sells stake in Nigerian offshore block to Sinopec for $2.5 Billion By Roseline Okere The Guardian (Nigeria) French oil company, Total SA, has divested its 20 per cent interest in OML 138 block to a wholly owned subsidiary of China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec), for approximately $2.5 billion (N400 billion) in cash, […]

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CFL: Calgary Stampeders to meet Toronto Argos in Grey Cup

November 19, 2012

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CFL: Calgary Stampeders to meet Toronto Argos in Grey Cup By Allen Cameron Calgary Herald VANCOUVER- The Calgary Stampeders’ 2012 joyride will take them all the way to Toronto for the 100th Grey Cup, and Kevin Glenn will go along for the ride for the first time in his career. Glenn, whose only previous taste […]

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Video: A fire in a residential skyscraper in Dubai

November 18, 2012

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A fire in a residential skyscraper in Dubai sent residents fleeing early Sunday Associated Press DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Rescue crews in Dubai safely evacuated a 34-story residential tower Sunday after a fire gutted portions of the building, police said. The blaze charred the outside of the structure and send gray smoke drifting over […]

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Are African Americans content not being elected to the U.S. Senate as it increases with women and other diversity populations?

November 18, 2012

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Are African Americans content not being elected to the U.S. Senate as it increases with women and other diversity populations? Congress is said to be looking more like America as a record number of women will be seated in the U.S. Senate Dilemma X It might appear that it is more acceptable to elect an […]

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Only 4 U.S. presidents have won over 50% of the vote twice in the last and current century

November 15, 2012

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Four U.S. presidents have won over 50% of the popular vote twice in the last and current century Franklin D. Roosevelt United States presidential election- 1932 Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) 22,821,277 57.4% Electoral vote 472 Herbert Hoover (Republican) 15,761,254 39.7% Electoral vote 59 United States presidential election- 1936 Franklin D. Roosevelt (Democrat) 27,752,648 60.8% Electoral vote […]

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China’s new leader: Xi Jinping

November 15, 2012

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China’s new leader: Xi Jinping Xinhua BEIJING– Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), led the other newly-elected members of the Standing Committee of the 18th CPC Central Committee Political Bureau to meet the press Thursday morning at the Great Hall of the People. “I am very […]

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Spaniards hold general strike against austerity

November 14, 2012

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Spaniards hold general strike against austerity Protestors clash with police at a Bank of Spain branch during a 24-hour nationwide general strike in central Valencia November 14, 2012   Xinhua MADRID– Spanish workers staged on Wednesday a second general strike this year to protest harsh austerity measures and economic reforms prescribed by the government led […]

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