Archive | February, 2014

NBA: Sacramento Kings new arena’s formal unveiling of drawings

February 10, 2014

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NBA: Sacramento Kings new arena’s formal unveiling of drawings Mayor Kevin Johnson formally unveils drawings of new downtown arena By Dale Kasler The Sacramento Bee Formally unveiling drawings of the new Sacramento Kings arena, Mayor Kevin Johnson said he’s confident a measure challenging the city’s $258 million subsidy for the project will be kept off […]

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Yesteryear: Atlanta and Charlotte and the rise of the urban South

February 8, 2014

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Yesteryear: Atlanta and Charlotte and the rise of the urban South What does the future hold for these urban centers in the 21st Century? A brief timeline look back on a few events that changed Atlanta, Charlotte and the urban South via past newspaper articles on Georgia and North Carolina ________________ March 24, 1986 Who’s […]

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South Africa to hold general elections on May 7, 2014

February 7, 2014

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South Africa to hold general elections on May 7, 2014 Xinhua CAPE TOWN– South Africa will hold its national and provincial elections on May 7, President Jacob Zuma announced on Friday. “We hold national general elections without fail every five years,” Zuma said in a statement. “These are historic elections as they take place during […]

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U.S. Unemployment: January 2014 is 6.6%-White falls to 5.7% and Black rises to 12.1%

February 7, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: January 2014 is 6.6% White falls to 5.7% and Black rises to 12.1% U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 113,000 in January, and the unemployment rate was little changed at 6.6 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Employment grew in construcBoth the number of unemployed […]

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A massive mixed-use project could add 3 skyscrapers to Midtown Atlanta

February 6, 2014

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A massive mixed-use project could add 3 skyscrapers to Midtown Atlanta Amy Wenk and Douglas Sams Atlanta Business Chronicle A massive mixed-use project that could add 3 skyscrapers to Midtown Atlanta — including one that could be Atlanta’s tallest tower at 60 stories— is moving forward. On Feb. 5, 2014 plans were formally filed in […]

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Germany: 32-story AfE Tower comes down in Europe’s largest controlled demolition

February 5, 2014

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Germany: 32-story AfE Tower comes down in Europe’s largest controlled demolition The largest controlled demolition in Europe’s history took place in Frankfurt, Germany Sky News Tens of thousands of spectators have turned up to watch the demolition of a 116-metre (380-ft) skyscraper in Frankfurt. The former university tower AfE came down in seconds in the […]

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Winter Olympics: Sochi ‘Ready’ despite final scramble

February 5, 2014

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Winter Olympics: Sochi ‘Ready’ despite final scramble By Matthew Bodner The Moscow Times As the Olympic Torch arrived in Sochi on Wednesday and President Vladimir Putin personally presided over the raising of the Russian flag in the Olympic Village, the Internet was abuzz with tales of construction blunders and the popular Twitter hashtag “#Sochiproblems.” No […]

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Facebook turning 10-years-old

February 4, 2014

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Ten years of Facebook Deutsche Welle Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has become one of the world’s most important social networks. What began as a student network at Harvard University has developed into a perfect advertising machine. For businesses, media enterprises and political parties, it’s now considered the number one internet marketing platform. Ten […]

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India: Mumbai’s monorail public transportation system opens

February 2, 2014

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India: Mumbai’s monorail opens Mumbai gets country’s first monorail after 88-year wait for new mode of transport Hindustan Times MUMBAI- The much-awaited Mumbai monorail, India’s first, was thrown open for Mumbaiites from Sunday. The 8.8-km-long line between Wadala and Chembur was inaugurated by chief minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday, ending the city’s 88-year wait for […]

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Mike Hawkins – “Soldiers”

February 1, 2014

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Mike Hawkins – “Soldiers” Mike Hawkins is a Denmark based producer who has released “Soldiers” through DOORN / Spinnin Records. The song packs an infectious melody right out of the gate with some suspenseful builds leading to an epic percussion filled drop with a unique Middle Eastern twist. The song is brought to life in […]

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