Archive | October, 2013

Remembering Yesteryear: In October 1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became America’s first African American general in the United States Army

October 16, 2013

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Remembering Yesteryear: In October 1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became America’s first African American general  On October 25, 1940 Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., became the first African American to become a general in the United States Army Benjamin O. Davis, Sr., was born in Washington, D.C., on July 1, 1877. He entered the military service […]

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South Africa and France ink $8 billion energy, rail infrastructure deals

October 14, 2013

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South Africa and France ink $8 billion energy, rail infrastructure deals Agence France-Presse South Africa on Monday clinched $8 billion in infrastructure deals with France during a visit by President Francois Hollande, boosting government efforts to tackle a flagging economy and sky-high unemployment. Hollande kicked off a two-day visit to Africa’s largest economy by signing […]

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Federal judge rules on historically black universities in Maryland

October 10, 2013

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Federal judge rules on historically black universities in Maryland Associated Press A federal judge has ruled that Maryland shortchanged the state’s four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) by unnecessarily duplicating their programs at nearby predominantly white institutions. In a ruling issued Monday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, Judge Catherine Blake wrote that the […]

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Ghana to host first aviation exposition- African Air Expo 2014

October 10, 2013

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Ghana to host first aviation exposition- African Air Expo 2014 Ghana will host the maiden Africa Air Expo from November 9 – 11, 2014 in Accra to showcase the achievements of the civil aviation industry in Africa. Graphic (Ghana) ACCRA- Ghana is to host the first-ever global aviation exposition in Africa in Accra, in 2014. […]

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21th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (ASEAN) concludes with strategic agreement on key issues

October 8, 2013

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21th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation concludes with strategic agreement on key issues Xinhua BALI, Indonesia- The 21th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders’ meeting concluded here Tuesday following extensive discussion on issues most related to the region’s growth. After two rounds of retreat sessions centering on strengthening the multilateral trading system and improving connectivity in the evolving […]

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Russia: President Vladimir Putin launches Olympic torch relay for Sochi Games

October 7, 2013

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Russia: President Vladimir Putin launches Olympic torch relay for Sochi Games BBC News Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a ceremony in Moscow to launch the torch relay for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi. The torch will go on a 123-day journey covering some 65,000km (40,000 miles) before the Games start in […]

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Germany marks 23 years of reunification

October 3, 2013

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Germany marks 23 years of reunification AFP Some 400,000 people took part in the official reunification celebrations on Thursday in Stuttgart, which began with an ecumenical church service led by the country’s top Catholic and Protestant clerics. The rest of the day was devoted to German cultural exhibits and entertainment around Stuttgart. Every year on […]

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Top world university rankings 2013-2014

October 3, 2013

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Top global university rankings 2013-2014 BBC News US universities are still the most dominant international force in the Times Higher Education rankings. In top place, as last year, is the California Institute of Technology. In the UK there are concerns that, outside Oxford, Cambridge and London colleges, many major universities are slipping down international rankings. […]

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Private financial gifts to higher education colleges & universities

October 1, 2013

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Private financial gifts to higher education colleges & universities Here are just a few major financial donations to colleges and universities in the United States. John Arrillaga writes $150 million check to Stanford University, the largest donation from a living individual ever July 1, 2013 Source: Stanford University Stanford University alumnus, friend and benefactor John […]

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On October 1, 1940 America’s first superhighway opened -The Pennsylvania Turnpike

October 1, 2013

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On October 1, 1940 America’s first superhighway opened -The Pennsylvania Turnpike A model of America’s new form of superhighway was displayed at the General Motors Highways and Horizons Futurama exhibit at the 1939 New York City World’s Fair. The new turnpike was visualized to be a different form of highway in America, but similar to […]

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