Archive | July, 2013

United Kingdom: American styled local TV stations coming for the first time to larger cities

July 21, 2013

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United Kingdom: American styled local TV stations coming for the first time to larger cities The UK’s local TV project aims to bring local news and locally-produced programs to much smaller areas than are covered by either ITV or BBC’s regional newsrooms Dilemma X For the first time in the United Kingdom cities will have […]

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44 years ago Moonwalk One – Apollo 11 July 20, 1969

July 19, 2013

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44 years ago Moonwalk One – Apollo 11 July 20, 1969 NASA President John F. Kennedy initiated the Apollo program amidst a tense Cold War political environment. In a speech to Congress on 25 May 1961, Kennedy outlined his Apollo program, a plan to send an American to the Moon by the end of the […]

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NBA owners unanimously voted Charlotte Bobcats name change to Charlotte Hornets

July 19, 2013

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NBA owners unanimously voted Charlotte Bobcats name change to Charlotte Hornets By Rick Bonnell The Charlotte Observer LAS VEGAS- Years ago NBA commissioner David Stern treated Charlotte’s desire to get back the Hornets nickname as so unlikely it was a bit of a joke. Nobody is laughing anymore. By a unanimous vote of NBA owners […]

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Nelson Mandela International Day- Happy Birthday 18 July -Madiba

July 18, 2013

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Nelson Mandela International Day- Happy Birthday 18 July -Madiba Government of South Africa 18 July, which is Nelson Mandela’s birthday, was declared by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as Nelson Mandela International Day in 2010. The celebration of this international day recognises and gives credence to the former President’s commitment to human rights, conflict […]

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Israel set to approve over 900 new settlement homes in West Bank

July 17, 2013

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Israel set to approve over 900 new settlement homes in West Bank Civil Administration is expected to okay 732 units in Modi’in Ilit; some isolated settlements to be retroactively approved after construction stopped by a High Court of Justice injunction. By Chaim Levinson Haaretz The Civil Administration’s Supreme Planning Council is to meet Wednesday morning […]

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Two NFL franchises don’t make the Forbes list “The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2013”

July 16, 2013

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Two NFL franchises don’t make the Forbes list “The World’s 50 Most Valuable Sports Teams 2013″ The Dallas Cowboys are the only NFL franchise in the top 5 of the annual Forbes list, which was released on Monday. The Cowboys have been the most valuable NFL franchise since 2007 due to sponsorships and premium seating […]

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Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson: Olympic sprinters fail drug tests

July 15, 2013

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Tyson Gay, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson: Olympic sprinters fail drug tests BBC News Former world champion Tyson Gay and Jamaica’s ex-100m world record holder Asafa Powell have failed drug tests. American Gay, 30, the joint-second fastest man ever over 100m, was told by the US Anti-Doping Agency on Friday that his A sample from […]

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US Airways Shareholders Approve $11 Billion Merger With American Airlines

July 12, 2013

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US Airways Shareholders Approve $11 Billion Merger With American Airlines By Tim Catts & Mary Schlangenstein Bloomberg US Airways Group Inc. (LCC) shareholders moved the carrier a step closer to an $11 billion merger with AMR Corp. (AAMRQ)’s American Airlines by approving the combination in a vote today. The all-stock tie-up, which will create the […]

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British government announces plan to sell national mail service

July 11, 2013

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Royal Mail workers to get free shares in planned sale BBC News Postal workers are set to receive millions of pounds’ worth of Royal Mail shares when the company is privatised later this year. Business Secretary Vince Cable said employees would be given 10% of shares as part of a stock market flotation. He described […]

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Ethiopia: Africa’s tallest tower planned to rise 99 stories in Addis Ababa by 2017

July 9, 2013

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Africa’s tallest tower planned to rise 99 stories in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, by 2017 By Zeryhun Kassa Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency ADDIS ABABA- Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, may boast Africa’s tallest building by 2017. While a 58-story building had been announced, plans unveiled by a private Chinese developer now call for a 99-story […]

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