Archive | May, 2013

2013 World Economic Forum on Africa closes- Nigeria to Host 2014 WEF on Africa

May 13, 2013

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2013 World Economic Forum on Africa closes with call for action World Economic Forum (Geneva) Cape Town, South Africa, 10 May 2013 — Calling for investment to consolidate and make more inclusive recent African growth, leaders from across the continent gathered to close the 2013 World Economic Forum on Africa. “We’ve had a couple of […]

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Top 200 highest paid public college presidents 2012 Fiscal Year

May 13, 2013

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Presidents Compensation at Public Colleges, 2012 Fiscal Year Compensation received in the 2012 fiscal year by 200 chief executives at public universities and systems in the United States. Fiscal years typically run from July 1 to June 30 but can vary by institution. The Chronicle of Higher Education surveyed institutions to collect compensation data. The […]

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Moscow surpasses London as billionaire epicenter- New York is tops

May 13, 2013

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Where do the world’s richest people live? RT The old Russian proverb that ‘all money goes to Moscow’ has been validated by the most recent global billionaire hot spot poll, which places Europe’s largest city at number two. Research firm WealthInsight’s report has ranked the top 20 cities where billionaires reside. The 2012 date puts […]

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Minnesota temperatures rise fast bringing ice from lake into homes

May 11, 2013

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Minnesota temperatures rise fast bringing ice from lake into homes Conrad Wilson Minnesota Public Radio ISLE, Minn. — On the shores of Lake Mille Lacs, just south of Garrison, it finally feels like spring. But the lake looks more like winter. This year, many of the lakes in northern Minnesota still have ice on them. […]

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Drilling of Port of Miami Tunnel completed

May 11, 2013

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Drilling of Port of Miami Tunnel completed The Associated Press MIAMI — The drilling of a $1 billion tunnel connecting the Port of Miami with nearby expressways is finished, but it won’t open to traffic for another year. A $45 million drill nicknamed “Harriet” began its underground journey on Watson Island off downtown Miami in […]

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Global carbon dioxide in atmosphere passes milestone level- greenhouse gas reaches 400 parts per million

May 10, 2013

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Global carbon dioxide in atmosphere passes milestone level Climate warming greenhouse gas reaches 400 parts per million for the first time in human history Damian Carrington Guardian UK For the first time in human history, the concentration of climate-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has passed the milestone level of 400 parts per million (ppm). […]

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Russia: 2013 Victory Day parade at the Red Square in Moscow-68th anniversary of victory over Nazi Germany

May 9, 2013

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2013 Victory Day parade at the Red Square in Moscow Russia celebrates WWII Victory Day over Nazi Germany The first parade to commemorate the WWII victory was staged on Red Square on June 24, 1945 – over a month after the defeat of Nazi Germany – under the order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin RT […]

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Brazilian medical council condemns plan to bring in 6,000 Cuban doctors

May 7, 2013

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Brazilian medical council condemns plan to bring in 6,000 Cuban doctors Government’s attempt to source doctors for remote north-eastern regions is irresponsible, says Federal Council of Medicine Reuters Brazil plans to hire 6,000 Cuban doctors to serve in remote parts of the country where medical services are deficient or nonexistent, despite controversy over the quality […]

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World Jewish Congress begins in Budapest

May 6, 2013

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World Jewish Congress begins in Budapest  Xinhua BUDAPEST- The World Jewish Congress (WJC) got underway in Budapest on Sunday evening with a gala dinner addressed by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and WJC President Ronald Lauder. The meeting was opened by Lauder, who thanked the Hungarian prime minister for his presence. He pointed out that […]

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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics emblem launched

May 3, 2013

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2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics emblem launched The Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics Emblem launch ceremony was held in Seoul, South Korea, May 3, 2013. Pyeongchang will be the first city in Asia outside Japan to host the Winter Games. Japan held the games in Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998. ____________________ Organizers of 2018 Pyeongchang […]

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