Archive | September, 2013

Australia: Sydney commuters to get 1000 more train services

September 17, 2013

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Australia: Sydney commuters to get 1000 more train services Jacob Saulwick Sydney Morning Herald Sydney train users will have access to about 1000 extra train services a week under a new timetable to begin next month, the state government announced on Tuesday. But the new timetable fails to meet a number of election promises made […]

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London ‘needs more than 800,000 new homes’

September 16, 2013

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London ‘needs more than 800,000 new homes’ More than 800,000 new homes need to be built in London by 2021 to keep up with housing demand, according to the body that represents the capital’s councils. BBC News London Councils, which represents 33 local authorities, said London’s “future status as a global city” was at risk […]

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Thomas Bach has been elected the next president of the International Olympic Committe

September 13, 2013

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Thomas Bach has been elected the next president of the International Olympic Committe (IOC) His appointment has sparked concern from Jewish groups as the new Olympic chief heads a German-based organization that helps companies guarantee their products do not contain anything from Israel. Deutsche Welle Favorite Thomas Bach has succeeded Jacques Rogge to become the […]

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‘Significant’ signs of oil found off Israel coast

September 12, 2013

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‘Significant’ signs of oil found off Israel coast Hoping to produce up to 227 million barrels of high-quality oil, Shemen Oil and Gas Resources has nonetheless cautioned that signs found at its well ‘do not attest to a discovery.’ Israeli Shemen Oil and Gas Company reported indications of “high quality of oil” following offfshore drilling […]

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New York’s One World Trade Center is scheduled to be completed in early 2014

September 11, 2013

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One World Trade Center is scheduled to be completed in early 2014 The 72-story 4 World Trade Center will open in November 2013. The 9/11 Museum is on schedule to open spring 2014 2 WCBS NewYork NEW YORK- Work continues to progress at the World Trade Center site as the nation prepares to mark the […]

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Dubai’s second tallest skyscraper Marina 101 soon to be completed

September 10, 2013

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Dubai’s second tallest skyscraper Marina 101 soon to be completed Marina 101 will be 432m (1,417 ft) tall and 101 floors By Shane McGinley Arabian Business.com Dubai-based developer Sheffield Holdings has announced its soon-to-be-completed hotel project Marina 101 will be branded Dream Dubai Marina and will be managed in association with Wyndham Hotel Group, the […]

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Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics

September 8, 2013

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Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics KYODO Japan Times BUENOS AIRES – Tokyo was chosen as the “safe pair of hands” to host the 2020 Summer Olympics on Saturday, beating Istanbul and Madrid at the International Olympic Committee’s general session. The Japanese capital will be the first Asian city to host the Olympics twice, having also […]

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President Obama to give Syria speech Tuesday, September 10- Also Martin Luther King, Jr.’s view on war and economy

September 6, 2013

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President Obama to give Syria speech Tuesday Speaking to reporters at the G-20 summit in St. Petersburg, Russia President Obama on Friday, September 6, 2013, stated he might fail to convince the American public to back proposed U.S. military strikes against Syria. The President will address the American people on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 about […]

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10 States are shortchanging Historically-Black Land Grant Universities, report says

September 6, 2013

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10 States are shortchanging Historically-Black Land Grant Universities, report says APLU releases new policy brief: Land-Grant But Unequal: State One-To-One Match Funding for 1890 Land-Grant Universities Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) September 5, 2013—Concerned that states are failing to provide the nation’s 1890 black land-grant universities the same level of one-to-one matching dollars […]

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Poland plans to invest 3.1 billion U.S. dollars in seaports by 2020

September 4, 2013

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Poland plans to invest 3.1 billion U.S. dollars in seaports by 2020 Xinhua WARSAW– Poland plans to invest seaports over 3.1 billion U.S. dollars (about 10 billion PLN) in the years 2014-2020, Transport Minister Slawomir Nowak said in Gdansk, North Poland, on Tuesday. According to Nowak’s speech at the opening ceremony of the 17th International […]

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