Archive | December, 2012

U.S. Public transit systems recording conversations with onboard video and audio surveillance systems

December 16, 2012

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U.S. Public transit systems recording conversations with microphones and video surveillance systems Audio and video can be monitored in real-time, but are also stored Metro Magazine AUSTIN, Texas — According to The Daily, government officials are installing audio surveillance systems on public buses across the U.S., including in cities such as San Francisco; Hartford, Conn.; […]

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Spanish population grows 14.6 pct from 2001 to 2011

December 16, 2012

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Spanish population grows 14.6 pct from 2001 to 2011 Xinhua MADRID — The Spanish population has grown by 14.6 percent, or some 6 million, from 2001 to 46.8 million by the end of 2011 thanks to immigration, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said here on Friday. INE said the number of foreigners residing in Spain […]

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Uganda and Kenya plan to build oil pipeline

December 15, 2012

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Uganda and Kenya plan to build oil pipeline Reuters KAMPALA – Uganda and Kenya have revived plans for an oil pipeline to transport refined petroleum products between the two east African countries, a senior Ugandan official said on Friday. Landlocked Uganda transports all its fuel – imported primarily through Kenya’s Mombasa seaport – in tankers […]

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Longest High-Speed railway to compete with Airbus SAS A380s in China

December 14, 2012

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Longest High-Speed railway to compete with A380s in China The stretch between Zhengzhou and Guangzhou is already in service By Jasmine Wang Bloomberg Travelers in China will soon have the choice of traveling on the world’s longest high-speed train line or flying on an Airbus SAS A380 superjumbo when going from Beijing to Guangzhou. A […]

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United Kingdom unemployment falls as private sector jobs hit all-time high

December 13, 2012

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UK unemployment falls as private sector jobs hit all-time high Public sector pay roll shrinks to lowest level in a decade – but there are more private sector jobs than ever before, ONS says Larry Elliott, economics editor The Guardian Unemployment in Britain recorded its sharpest quarterly drop in more than a decade in the […]

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African American architect and political pioneer: Harvey Gantt design firm sold to New York-based company

December 12, 2012

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Gantt architecture design firm, a designer of key Charlotte buildings, is sold By Kerry Singe The Charlotte Observer Gantt Huberman Architects, the firm that built such Charlotte landmarks as Transamerica Square and ImaginOn, has been sold to a New York-based company. The firm, founded by former Charlotte Mayor Harvey Gantt and business partner Jeff Huberman, […]

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Did you know? A once-in-a-lifetime date 12-12-12

December 12, 2012

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A once-in-a-lifetime date 12/12/12 Today will be the last such triple date until January 1, 2101. The Gregorian calendar came into use in Europe on February 24, 1582 when Pope Gregory XIII signed decree signed the papal bull. Many places around the world do not use only the Gregorian calendar. Japan adopted the Gregorian calendar […]

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Iran, Russia mulling cooperation in electric train project

December 12, 2012

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Iran, Russia mulling cooperation in electric train project Tehran Times Iranian and Russian railway companies are discussing plans to cooperate in launching a project for electrifying Garmsar-Gorgan and Tehran-Mashhad railway lines in Northern and Northeastern Iran.”After the electric train of Tabriz-Azarshahr railway line was inaugurated, a meeting was held with the Russian railway company’s managing-director […]

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South Africa: President Jacob Zuma warns against foreign interference in ANC’s conference

December 11, 2012

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South Africa: President Jacob Zuma warns against foreign interference in ANC’s conference Xinhua JOHANNESBURG– South African President Jacob Zuma has warned that foreign interest groups may “capture” the ruling African National Congress’ (ANC’s) upcoming elective conference to serve their own interests. Once these forces had captured the ANC, they would control South Africa and use […]

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U.S. college president compensation at over 400 private colleges and universities

December 10, 2012

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See 2015 update: https://dilemma-x.net/2015/06/13/2015-release-u-s-college-president-compensation-at-public-and-private-colleges-and-universities/ President compensation at over 400 private colleges and universities The  data shows the compensation received in 2010 by 493 chief executives at 480 private, nonprofit colleges in the United States. Data for 2009 reflect 519 chief executives at 482 colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education compiled compensation data from the Internal Revenue […]

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