Archive | December, 2016

Beipanjiang Bridge: World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in southwest China

December 30, 2016

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Beipanjiang Bridge: World’s highest bridge opens to traffic in southwest China China is also home to the second and third highest bridges – the Sidu River Bridge and the Puli Bridge, respectively CCTV Guizhou province in southwest China is already home to seven of the 10 highest bridges in the country. And the Beipanjiang Bidge, […]

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Remember Yesteryear: NCAA’s Tangerine Bowl 1966 – Morgan State University vs West Chester

December 27, 2016

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Remember Yesteryear: NCAA’s Tangerine Bowl 1966 – Morgan State University vs West Chester History was made in college football in 1966. It was the first time a Historically Black College or University won an integrated football bowl game. Take look back at the year 1966, though these historical newspaper articles, when Morgan State College (now Morgan […]

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Ethiopia: The tallest dam in Africa opens Gibe-III hydroelectric dam on Omo River

December 25, 2016

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Ethiopia: The tallest dam in Africa opens Gibe-III hydroelectric dam on Omo River EIRNS ADDIS ABABA On December 17 Ethiopia inaugurated Gibe III, the biggest hydroelectric dam in the country with an installed capacity of 1,870 Megawatts, virtually doubling the country’s electricity capacity. Located on the Omo River, it is the tallest of its kind […]

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United Nations demands Israel to end settlement building

December 23, 2016

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United Nations demands Israel to end settlement building 14 UN Security Council members vote in favour as US abstains United Nations 23 December 2016 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution which states that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, have “no […]

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U.S. state Populations 2016: Most populous states -Release date: December 20, 2016

December 21, 2016

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U.S. state Populations 2016: Most populous states Release date: December 20, 2016 See Update: U.S. state Populations 2017: Most populous states U.S. Census Bureau DEC. 20, 2016 — Utah’s population crossed the 3.0 million mark as it became the nation’s fastest-growing state over the last year. Its population increased 2.0 percent to 3.1 million from […]

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How will the American Talent Initiative impact enrollments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

December 21, 2016

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How will the American Talent Initiative impact enrollments at Historically Black Colleges and Universities? Only one institution, Spelman College (a women’s only college) is a founding member of the American Talent Initiative. Howard University, Tuskegee University, Hampton University, Morehouse College (a men’s only college), North Carolina A&T State University, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, […]

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U.S. Transportation Secretary releases Ladders of Opportunity Transportation Empowerment Pilot LadderSTEP December 2016 Report

December 20, 2016

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U.S. Transportation Secretary releases Ladders of Opportunity Transportation Empowerment Pilot LadderSTEP 2015-2016| December 2016 Report Atlanta, Baltimore, Baton Rouge; Charlotte, Indianapolis, Phoenix, and Richmond U.S. Department of Transportation WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the release of the Ladders of Opportunity Transportation Empowerment Pilot LadderSTEP 2015-2016 Report highlighting the progress of seven cities […]

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Most Russians 56% regret the collapse of the USSR

December 16, 2016

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Most Russians regret the collapse of the USSR Only 12% of Russian citizens believe that the USSR should be revived as it was Pravda An opinion poll conducted by Levada Center to mark the December anniversary of the signing of Belavezha Accords, more than half of Russians (56%) regret the collapse of the USSR. As […]

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U.S. Olympic Committee significantly increases payments to athletes for Olympic/Paralympic, World Medals

December 13, 2016

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U.S. Olympic Committee significantly increases payments to athletes for Olympic/Paralympic, World Medals By Brandon Penny Team USA Team USA athletes will see their hard work and accomplishments recognized more than ever starting in 2017. As part of a continued effort to direct more resources to athletes, the United States Olympic Committee announced today that Operation […]

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Africa: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo elected president of Ghana

December 13, 2016

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Africa: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo elected president of Ghana Ghana will have a new president January 7, 2017 when Nana Akufo-Addo takes office following his victory in last week’s election. Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi The Chronicle ACCARA, GHANA — The Reformed Patriotic Democrats (RPD) has congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his election as the […]

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