Archive | July, 2014

6th BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil- new BRICS development bank

July 15, 2014

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BRICS Development Bank launched, first president to be from India AFP FORTALEZA, Brazil- Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers on Tuesday created a Shanghai-based development bank and a reserve fund seen as counterweights to Western-led financial institutions. The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa agreed to launch the institutions to […]

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Los Angeles: San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table

July 14, 2014

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Los Angeles: San Fernando Valley light-rail line is back on the table The Los Angeles Times For the first time in more than two decades, Los Angeles transportation officials can legally discuss building a light-rail line through a southern swath of the San Fernando Valley. Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill July 8, 2014 that will […]

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Washington DC: 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens

July 13, 2014

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150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Stevens Fort Stevens, the District’s northernmost fort during the Civil War, is perhaps best known for two things: the last Confederate invasion and a close call for President Lincoln, who faced enemy fire. On July 13, 2014 the fort and Battleground National Cemetery mark the 150th anniversary of […]

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UN report says world’s population going increasingly urban

July 11, 2014

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UN report says world’s population going increasingly urban Xinhua UNITED NATIONS- A new United Nations report issued here Thursday said that the world population is increasingly urban with more than half living in urban areas at present. According to the report, 54 percent of the world’s population nowadays live in urban areas, a proportion that […]

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Zimbabwe: Tobacco farmers pocket US$650 million

July 8, 2014

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Zimbabwe: Tobacco farmers pocket US$650 million George Chisoko The Herald (Zimbabwe) Tobacco growers this year pocketed US$650 million from the sale of 200 million kg (200,000,000 kg = 440,924,524 lbs) of the crop that has gained popularity countrywide. Unlike in the past when much of the crop was produced by white former commercial farmers, this […]

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NBA: New Sacramento Kings arena will be among NBA’s smallest

July 6, 2014

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NBA: New Sacramento Kings arena will be among NBA’s smallest By Dale Kasler and Ryan Lillis Sacramento Bee The Sacramento Kings are abandoning an arena that has among the fewest seats in the NBA. They’re building a new arena … also with fewer seats than nearly all other NBA venues. The $477 million arena at […]

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Brazil’s first black Supreme Court judge retires

July 5, 2014

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Brazil’s first black Supreme Court judge retires Xinhua BRASILIA- President of Brazil’s Federal Supreme Court (STF) Joaquim Barbosa announced his early retirement on July 1, citing back pain. Barbosa, who became the country’s first black Supreme Court judge, is to step down at the age of 59, more than 10 years earlier than the court’s […]

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U.S. Unemployment: June 2014 is 6.1% with White male at 4.9% and Black male at 10.9%

July 3, 2014

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U.S. Unemployment: June 2014 is 6.1% White male 4.9% and Black male 10.9% The unemployment rate is lowest since September 2008 when the rate was 6.1% and the nonfarm payroll employment had declined by 159,000 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 288,000 in June, and the unemployment rate declined to 6.1 […]

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