Archive | February, 2013

NFL: General contractor selected to build new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis

February 19, 2013

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General contractor selected to build new Minnesota Vikings stadium in Minneapolis By Tim Nelson Minnesota Public Radio MINNEAPOLIS — The plan to build a new stadium for the Minnesota Vikings cleared one of its final hurdles on Friday as the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority picked Mortenson Construction as the project’s general contractor. There were new […]

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Fight over Atlanta mass transit MARTA system raises race issues

February 18, 2013

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Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013 Fight over Atlanta mass transit raises race issues By RAY HENRY The Associated Press ATLANTA — A proposal to change the power structure of metro Atlanta’s mass transit system raises the complicated politics of race in Georgia. The tension is evident when comparing the demographics of mass transit riders against those […]

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Zimbabwe: Constitutional referendum set for March 16, 2013

February 18, 2013

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Zimbabwe President Mugabe proclaims date for constitutional referendum Xinhua HARARE- President Robert Mugabe on Friday, February 15, 2013 claimed March 16 as the date Zimbabweans will go to a referendum to indicate whether or not they accept a draft constitution. In a proclamation published in the Government Gazette and accompanying a copy of the draft […]

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Key 1991 document declaring Soviet Union defunct is missing from archives

February 17, 2013

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The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Союз Советских Социалистических Республик -CCCP The Soviet Union lasted from 1922 to 1991 Key 1991 document declaring Soviet Union defunct is missing from archives Yuras Karmanau Associated Press MINSK, Belarus – The powerful Soviet Union may still exist after all — at least on paper. Former Belarusian leader Stanislav […]

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Meteorite crashes in Russia – Videos of meteorite crater and explosions

February 15, 2013

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Meteorite Crashes in Russia Reuters More than 500 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky and exploded over central Russia on Friday, sending fireballs crashing to Earth, shattering windows and damaging buildings. People heading to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a […]

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The new American Airlines- Creating A Giant- the story in video and photos

February 14, 2013

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The new American Airlines- Creating A Giant ___________________________________________ US Airways-American Airlines $11B Merger: A Signal That Big Airline Deals Could End Forbes The creation of America’s largest airline further condenses an already consolidated industry and might conclude an end to this era’s bold-faced deals. American Airlines will merge with US Airways in a $11 billion deal, […]

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Los Angeles: Tallest building on the West Coast will be the new Wilshire Grand at 73 stories 1099 feet

February 13, 2013

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Los Angeles: Tallest building on the West Coast will be the new Wilshire Grand at 73 stories 1099 feet The Wilshire Grand, located at Wilshire Boulevard and Figueroa Street, will surpass the 72-story U.S. Bank Tower that has been the tallest west of Chicago since 1989. Bloomberg LOS ANGELES- A $1 billion office-and-hotel tower being […]

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Ghana’s seat of government moves back to Flagstaff House

February 8, 2013

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Ghana government moves back to Flagstaff House By Francis Kokutse | IANS ACCRA- Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama will Thursday, Feb 7, 2013 officially move the seat of the government of the West African nation from the old colonial slave post Osu Castle to the Flagstaff House built with India’s help. Minister for Information and […]

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Aero India air show gets under way in Bangalore- One of Asia’s biggest aviation trade shows

February 7, 2013

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Aero India air show gets under way in Bangalore By Adam Plowright | AFP India, the world’s leading importer of weaponry, opened one of Asia’s biggest aviation trade shows Wednesday with Western suppliers eyeing lucrative deals and a Chinese delegation attending for the first time. Air Vice Marshal Zheng Yuanlin was heading a five-person group […]

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Iran: Tehran building boom- soaring rents

February 6, 2013

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Tehran landlords and tenants lock horns in heat of property boom Iranian capital of 12.2 million is in the grip of soaring rents, exacerbated by high inflation and a currency in freefall Tehran bureau correspondent The Guardian (UK) When the unexpected sale of the ageing Tehran villa in which he rented a flat threw his […]

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