Archive | December, 2013

Shanghai Tower-China’s tallest building construction progress

December 17, 2013

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Shanghai Tower -China’s tallest building construction progress Bloomberg News When completed in 2015, the Shanghai Tower will be China’s tallest building. The 632-meter (2,074-feet) skyscraper will also deepen a glut of offices in the city, putting pressure on rents. The project, in the Lujiazui financial district, will add 220,000 square meters (2.4 million square feet) […]

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New Zealand: Fiordland monorail

December 17, 2013

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New Zealand: Fiordland monorail A plan to build the world’s longest single-track monorail through the pristine forests of New Zealand’s Fiordland is pitting growth developers against environmentalists. TVNZ One News The developer planning to build a monorail in Fiordland claims the project will bring over $80 million into the New Zealand economy each year. Riverstone […]

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China’s moon rover, lander photograph each other

December 15, 2013

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China’s moon rover, lander photograph each other Xinhua BEIJING- China’s first moon rover and lander took photos of each other on the moon’s surface Sunday night, a move that marks a complete success of the country’s Chang’e-3 lunar probe mission. Ma Xingrui, chief commander of China’s lunar program, announced that Chang’e-3 mission was a “complete […]

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Remember Yesteryear: Enslavement of Africans and the University of North Carolina’s commencement address of 1832

December 13, 2013

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Enslavement of Africans and the University of North Carolina’s commencement address of 1832 William Gaston was a prominent North Carolina attorney, judge, and University of North Carolina trustee From its beginnings, the university community debated the nature of slavery. As early as 1807, the Dialectic Society argued the question: “Ought slavery to be abolished in […]

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Bermuda: Parliament approved changes to Human Rights Act 1981

December 13, 2013

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Bermuda: Parliament approved changes to Human Rights Act 1981 Scope of civil rights expanded By John Patton The Royal Gazette The Bermuda Parliament approved a number of changes to the Human Rights Act 1981 (the Act) in August, the most notable being the addition of sexual orientation to the list of defined characteristics protected from […]

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Uruguay becomes first nation to legalize marijuana

December 12, 2013

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Uruguay becomes first nation to legalize marijuana Xinhua MONTEVIDEO- Uruguay has become the first national marketplace for legal marijuana after the Senate approved a law on Tuesday, putting the government in charge of the cultivation, distribution and consumption of the drug. The law, conceived in an attempt to tackle the illegal drugs trade, was approved […]

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Nigeria on track to become Africa’s largest economy

December 10, 2013

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Nigeria on track to become Africa’s largest economy By Kelechi Deca The Guardian When the World Economic Forum on Africa 2013 came to a close May this year at Cape Town, South Africa, with the theme “Delivering on Africa’s Promise”, which had three integrated pillars – accelerating economic growth; boosting strategic infrastructure; and unlocking Africa’s […]

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2013 Blackface Christmas gift giving season concludes again in the Netherlands

December 10, 2013

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2013 Blackface Christmas holiday concludes again the Netherlands The annual feast of St. Nicholas Eve is celebrated on December 5 (Sinterklaasavond) in the Netherlands and on December 6 in Belgium. The Dutch Sinterklaas travels by steamboat instead of sleigh and from Spain. Instead of elves, he has characters played by white people in blackface known […]

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November 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.0%

December 7, 2013

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November 2013 U.S. unemployment drops to 7.0% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics The unemployment rate declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment increased in transportation and warehousing, health care, and manufacturing. Household Survey Data Both the number of unemployed […]

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Nelson Mandela July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013

December 5, 2013

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Madiba Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela July 18, 1918 – December 5, 2013   SABC News elson Rolihlahla Mandela, the first democratic president of South Africa, has died. Mandela, who was 95-years-old, passed away in his sleep in his home in Houghton, Johannesburg. Members of his closest family were at his bedside. During the next two weeks, […]

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