Archive | June, 2013

Tall buildings in the news update

June 22, 2013

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Tall buildings in the news update  Dubai inaugurates world’s tallest ‘twisted’ tower Agence-France Presse Dubai has inaugurated the world’s tallest twisted tower built at a cost of $272 million, setting a yet another record for skyscrapers and other engineering marvels. The 310-meter (1,017-foot), 75-floor residential Cayan Tower is twisted at 90 degrees from top to […]

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Kenya population to hit 73 million by 2030

June 21, 2013

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Kenya population to hit 73 million by 2030 By Musembi Nzengu The Star The Kenyan population is projected to shoot to shoot to 73 million people by the year 2030, a population expert said yesterday. The National Council for Population and Development deputy director for policy and research Vane Lumumba said yesterday the rapid population […]

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China’s 2nd woman astronaut Wang Yaping delivers space lecture

June 20, 2013

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Chinese astronaut Yaping delivers space lecture   PTI BEIJING- China’s second woman astronaut Wang Yaping, who is currently orbiting the Earth in an experimental spacelab, has become the country’s first space teacher as she delivered a lecture to over 60 million Chinese students about various aspects life in space. In a 45 minutes lecture, Wang, […]

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Congressional leaders dedicate the Frederick Douglass statue at US Capitol

June 19, 2013

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Frederick Douglass statue unveiled inside the U.S. Capitol The New York Times WASHINGTON — Frederick Douglass, the enslave African turned abolitionist, believed in freedom and equality for “all of us, regardless of our race, gender, religion or sexual orientation,” his great-great-granddaughter said Wednesday at the unveiling of a statue of Douglass in the Capitol. The […]

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China’s home price rise continues to slow

June 18, 2013

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China’s home price rise continues to slow   Xinhua BEIJING– New home prices continued to see slower rises in Chinese cities last month, according to official data released Tuesday. Of a statistical pool of 70 major Chinese cities, 65 saw new home prices increase month on month in May, down from 67 cities in April, […]

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NFL: New renderings of the Atlanta Falcons new $1 billion stadium

June 17, 2013

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NFL: New renderings of the Atlanta Falcons new $1 billion stadium By Leon Stafford The Atlanta Journal-Constitution A stadium with a more puzzle box roof opening is the working favorite for the new playing field for the Atlanta Falcons. During a stadium committee meeting Monday of the Georgia World Congress Center Authority, the stadium’s architect […]

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New bridge opens on the River Danube connecting Bulgaria and Romania

June 17, 2013

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New bridge opens on the River Danube euronews Measuring 1,791 metres (1.1 mile) and rising 43 metres (141 ft) above the Danube is the new road and railway bridge linking Romania and Bulgaria. The bridge, linking Vidin in Bulgaria and Calafat in Romania, will take 500 km (310 miles) off the route for lorries (trucks) […]

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President Barack Obama’s multi-million dollar trip to Africa

June 14, 2013

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President Barack Obama’s multi-million dollar trip to Africa By Nick Wing The Huffington Post President Barack Obama’s tour of sub-Saharan Africa this month was supposed to make history as his first stay extended stay in the region, but a report by The Washington Post this week has shifted focus onto the trip’s price tag, which […]

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Rail news Americas’: Line One of Panama’s Metro, NYC Long Island Railway, San Francisco Central Subway

June 14, 2013

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Line One of Panama’s Metro subway to be put into operation in 2014 According to official information, the works in the Line One have a progress of 85 percent, and it will be ready on the first months of 2014. _____________ Video: METRO Panama _____________ Video: Construction of New Metro (Subway) System – Panama City […]

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Are Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) being overlooked by the Obama administration?

June 13, 2013

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HBCUs trying to undo damage resulting from federal parent PLUS loans revisions By Reginald Stuart Diverse: Issues In Higher Education When Florida A&M University lost nearly 1,000 students at the start of last fall’s school year, it found a significant number of the students were casualties of the federal government’s new and tighter rules governing […]

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