Archive | July, 2013

Uganda: Government to expand universities

July 9, 2013

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Uganda: Government to expand universities By Anne Mugisa New Vision -Uganda Leading Daily The Government has embarked on the expansion of its six universities and two other degree-awarding institutions in a bid to increase enrollment in science and technology disciplines viewed as development shots. The expansion targets enrollment of an additional 35,000 students in science […]

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Zimbabwe election: Presidential campaigns launched

July 8, 2013

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Zimbabwe election: Presidential campaigns launched General elections will be held in Zimbabwe on July 31, 2013. This will be the first elections held under a new constitution, approved in a referendum in March 2013, and signed into law by President Robert Mugabe on 22 May 22, 2013. Zanu-PF in grand launch Saturday, 06 July 2013 […]

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The Bahamas commemorates its 40th anniversary of independence

July 7, 2013

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The Bahamas commemorates its 40th anniversary of independence The Bahamas became an independent Commonwealth realm on July 10, 1973. The Bahamas is a parliamentary constitutional monarchy headed by Queen Elizabeth II in her role as Queen of the Bahamas. The road to majority rule (1942 –1967) Government of The Bahamas Government of The Bahamas This […]

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U.S. June 2013 jobless rate 7.6%- African American unemployment increased to 13.7%, white unemployment at lowest level since December 2008

July 5, 2013

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US economy adds 195K jobs, jobless rate 7.6% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 195,000 in June, and the unemployment rate was unchanged at 7.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment rose in leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, retail trade, health care, and financial […]

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Romania’s population decreases due to outbound migration

July 5, 2013

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Romania’s population decreases due to outbound migration Xinhua BUCHAREST– Romania’s population has shrunk by over 7.7 percent to some 20 million in ten years, according to the final results of a 2011 census published on Thursday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS). Statistics show that the number of the country’s stable population stood at […]

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Extreme weather: Damaging hail storms hit southeastern New Mexico- covered the ground like snow

July 4, 2013

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2 feet of hail blankets eastern New Mexico town Santa Rosa by Ricky Treon Amarillo Globe-News The eastern New Mexico town of Santa Rosa will begin the holiday weekend with a white Independence Day. According to this report from Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, New Mexico ABQjournal.com), nearly 2 feet of hail fell in the city about […]

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Mexicans: Remembering Mexico’s Amerindian and African historical leaders

July 4, 2013

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Mexico’s Amerindian and African History By Roberto Rodriguez and Patrisia Gonzales Mexico, various Indian/Native American peoples still play ancient instruments. And their songs and dances — which tell of uprisings against their masters — pay tribute to their ancestors. These Mexicans play African “hand pianos” and perform “the dance of the black people.” Mexican “corridos” […]

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Texas: Houston to build its first 50 floor skyscraper since 1987

July 3, 2013

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Chevron puts downtown Houston building plans on hold Updadted December 19, 2013 ABC 13 KTRK Houston HOUSTON- California-based Chevron Corporation has put on hold its plans to build a new 50-story office tower in downtown Houston. The company announced its July that it would build the tower near two others it owns downtown. Chevron says […]

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Bone marrow ‘frees men of HIV drugs’

July 3, 2013

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Bone marrow ‘frees men of HIV drugs’ By James Gallagher Health and science reporter, BBC News Two patients have been taken off their HIV drugs after bone-marrow transplants seemed to clear the virus from their bodies, doctors report. One of the patients has spent nearly four months without taking medication with no sign of the […]

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Russia’s ‘made-in-China’ Proton-M explodes during launch

July 3, 2013

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Russia’s ‘made-in-China’ Proton-M explodes during launch An unmanned rocket carrying Russian satellites veered off course and crashed a few seconds after liftoff early Tuesday, sending a cloud of highly toxic orange fumes toward the Kazakh city of Baikonur only 50 miles away. Pravda The upper stage of DM-03 Proton-M, which was installed on the booster […]

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