Archive | April, 2013

Russia vows to keep healthy growth despite global slowdow

April 18, 2013

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Russia vows to keep healthy growth despite global slowdow Xinhua MOSCOW– Russia strives to maintain healthy and crisis-proof growth amid global economic woes, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday. “The first months of this year demonstrates that the global economy slowdown trend persists. This bears serious risks,” Medvedev told the State Duma, or lower house […]

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NBA: Is “Hugo” coming home to Charlotte?- Rebranding the Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets

April 17, 2013

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NBA: Is “Hugo” coming home to Charlotte?- Rebranding the Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets Dilemma X Will basketball legend Michael Jordan announce the rebranding process of his Charlotte Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets as the the regular season ends on Wednesday, April 17, 2013? The New Orleans Hornets will be changing their name to […]

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Brazil ensures security in World Cup, Summer Olympics

April 17, 2013

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Brazil ensures security in World Cup, Summer Olympics Xinhua RIO DE JANEIRO– Brazil’s Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota reaffirmed Tuesday that his government ensures security for the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup, the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics to be held in the country. The government is taking “all the necessary steps” to […]

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Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources approved Thirty Meter Telescope

April 15, 2013

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Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources approved Thirty Meter Telescope By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press A plan by California and Canadian universities to build the world’s largest telescope at the summit of Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano received approval from the state Board of Land and Natural Resources. The decision clears the way for the […]

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South Africa: New film studio for Cape Town

April 15, 2013

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South Africa: New film studio for Cape Town BIZCommunity.com A new boutique film studio, Narrative Truth, has opened in Cape Town. Headed by Bauke and Candice Brouwer, its motto is ‘We do Story’, expressing its passion to bring stories to life through film. From online content to viral, documentaries and commercials, the philosophy is story […]

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ACI’s 2012 World’s busiest airports traffic and rankings

April 13, 2013

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ACI’s preliminary 2012 world’s busiest airports traffic and rankings Passenger traffic up 4%; Cargo and Movements flat Charlotte-Douglas International Airport is the 7th busiest airport in the world by movements and 6th in the U.S.. It is also the 8th busiest by passenger traffic in the U.S.. Airports Council International MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC, CANADA – ACI preliminary traffic […]

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Phoenix Sky Train to airport ushers in new era for Valley METRO light rail

April 12, 2013

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Phoenix Sky Train to airport ushers in new era for Valley METRO light rail   By Amy B Wang and Dustin Gardiner The Arizona Republic PHOENIX- Amid great gusts of wind and fanfare, PHX Sky Train, the $1.58 billion automated, interterminal train system at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, opened Monday. The free driverless train […]

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Bermuda: One Bermuda Alliance adopted Progressive Labour Party tourism plan

April 11, 2013

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Bermuda: One Bermuda Alliance adopted Progressive Labour Party tourism plan   By Gareth Finighan The Royal Gazette Tourism Minister Shawn Crockwell is confident the industry can bounce back from a “disappointing” year in 2012. At a press conference yesterday unveiling a raft of promotional initiatives and strategies planned for 2013, Mr Crockwell warned that the […]

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Kenya: Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta takes oath as Kenya’s President

April 10, 2013

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Kenya: Uhuru takes oath as Kenya’s President By Kennedy Kangethe Capital FM (Nairobi) NAIROBI— Uhuru Muigai Kenyatta was sworn in as Kenya’s fourth president amid wild cheers from tens of thousands of supporters at the Moi Sports Complex in Kasarani. The oaths were administered by the Chief Registrar of the Judiciary Gladys Boss Shollei in […]

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Brazil opens 3rd World Cup stadium, 9 to go- 2016 Olympic games update

April 9, 2013

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Brazil opens 3rd World Cup stadium, 9 to go Reuters BRASILIA – Brazil President Dilma Rousseff inaugurated the third of 12 stadiums that will host the 2014 World Cup, delivering the 50,000-seat Arena Fonte Nova three months after the original deadline set by FIFA. The brand-new stadium built at a cost of 592 million reais […]

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