Archive | December, 2012

Nigeria: Abuja’s National Stadium renovation begins January 2013

December 24, 2012

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Nigeria: Abuja’s National Stadium renovation begins January 2013 Punch Nigeria ABUJA, FCT- The Minister of Sports and Chairman, National Sports Commission, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said the renovation of the National Stadium in Abuja will commence in January. The Federal Government has awarded the contract for the renovation of the stadium to Julius Berger Nigeria Plc and […]

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Duke University opens joint university in Kunshan, east China’s Jiangsu Province

December 23, 2012

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Duke University opens joint university in Kunshan, east China’s Jiangsu Province Xinhua NANJING– Duke University on Wednesday launched a joint university in Kunshan, east China’s Jiangsu Province. Duke Kunshan University (DKU), jointly established by U.S.-based Duke University, Wuhan University and the Kunshan government, will begin enrolling both domestic and international students next year, said DKU […]

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$1.55 billion Federal Transit Administration funding secured for Honolulu rapid rail public transit project

December 22, 2012

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FTA Signs historic agreement to fund Honolulu rail project Honolulu Rail Transit The City and the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) signed a historic agreement that secures $1.55 billion in federal funding for Honolulu’s rail transit system. The agreement was signed during a ceremony on December 19 in Washington D.C., with U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray […]

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The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade takes shape

December 21, 2012

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The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Parade takes shape Monday, January 21, 2013 Inaugural Ceremony, Capitol Hill 11:00am ET Inaugural Parade, Pennsylvania Avenue 2:35pm ET (estimated) Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball 7:00pm ET (estimated) ____________________________________ The Presidential Inaugural Committee Following their historic re-election, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will formally recommit to serving the people of […]

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Fastest growing U.S. states- U.S. Census releases its 2012 population figures

December 20, 2012

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Fastest growing U.S. states United States Census Bureau FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, December 20, 2012 North Dakota’s total population climbed by 2.17 percent between July 1, 2011, and July 1, 2012. This is the fastest growth of any state, and nearly three times faster than the nation as a whole, according to U.S. Census Bureau state […]

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Ghana discovers more oil off western coast

December 20, 2012

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Ghana discovers more oil off western coast Xinhua ACCRA– The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) on Wednesday announced the discovery of more oil off the western shores of the country. The discovery, made at the Pecan-1 exploration well located in the Deepwater Tano/Cape Three Points block, is by far the fifth made in the block, […]

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New-wave economies going for growth

December 19, 2012

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New-wave economies going for growth As even BRICS plateau, other countries, from Bangladesh to Mexico, are coming up fast – and could overtake the west by 2050 Larry Elliott The Guardian They are big. They have young and growing populations. They have invested in infrastructure and education. And they are growing at the sort of […]

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Bermuda 2012 Election: OBA claimed a nail-biting win

December 18, 2012

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Cannonier: ‘Bermuda has seen a new day’ Premier Paula Cox lost her Devonshire North West seat tonight after 16 years and a political career that has seen her hold virtually every major Cabinet post. Glen Smith of the One Bermuda Alliance polled 407 to Ms Cox’s 377 and his party won the General Election overall. […]

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U.S. Senate gains its only African American Senator: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appoints U.S. Representative Tim Scott

December 17, 2012

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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley appoints Representative Tim Scott to replace Senator Jim DeMint Reuters CHARLESTON, South Carolina – South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley on Monday picked first-term Republican Representative Tim Scott to fill the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by fellow Republican Jim DeMint. Speculation had centered on Scott, 47, as the likely replacement […]

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On this day December 17 in 1903 aviation changed forever

December 17, 2012

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On this day December 17 in 1903 aviation changed forever Dilemma X On this day December 17 in 1903 – The first successful gasoline-powered airplane flight took place in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Orville and Wilbur Wright made the flight. A 12 second, 120-foot flight that launched the Age of Aviation on Thursday, December […]

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