Archive | February, 2017

Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid

February 24, 2017

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Only Los Angeles and Paris remain after Budapest drops 2024 Olympic bid Does anyone want to host the Olympics? As of February 24, 2017 only Los Angeles and Paris remain in the running. The United States Olympic Committee withdrew Boston as its proposed bid city due to cost issues the region had. The Boston Globe […]

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NASA discovered 7 Earth-size planets around a single star -3 in Habitable-Zone

February 23, 2017

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NASA discovered 7 Earth-size planets around a single star -3 in Habitable-Zone NASA NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely […]

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Remember Yesteryear: A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU

February 23, 2017

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Remember Yesteryear: A historical look back to when Morgan State University transitioned from private to public -Maryland’s largest HBCU Morgan State University was founded in 1867 as the Centenary Biblical Institute by the Baltimore Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. It was not until 1937 when Morgan appointed an African American as its president. Dean […]

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Sydney, Australia: Premier Gladys Berejiklian reveals 16 Parramatta light rail stops

February 17, 2017

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Sydney, Australia: Premier Gladys Berejiklian reveals 16 Parramatta light rail stops Lisa Visentin The Sydney Morning Herald The Premier Gladys Berejiklian has unveiled the route for the first stage of the new Parramatta light rail, which will stop at 16 places across the city. The rail project will be built in two stages, with the […]

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sets world record and India confirms missions to Mars and Venus

February 13, 2017

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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) sets world record and India confirms missions to Mars and Venus ISRO put 104 satellites in space using the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV). Three satellites will be from India and a 101 other satellites of different countries. Eighty-eight (88) of the American satellites belong to a San Francisco based start-up […]

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African American owned bank taken over by Indian American owned bank

February 11, 2017

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African American owned bank taken over by Indian American owned bank Seaway Bank and Trust was closed on January 27, 2017, by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was appointed as receiver. BUSINESS WIRE DALLAS, TX- State Bank of Texas (SBT)—a $740-million asset bank […]

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Africa: Nigeria regains its spot as Africa’s top oil producer over Angola

February 11, 2017

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Update: February 14, 2017 Angola displaces Nigeria to become Africa’s top oil producer – OPEC Angola has taken over from Nigeria as Africa’s top oil producer, according to a report by the Organization of Petroleum-Exporting Countries (OPEC). OPEC’s Monthly Oil Market Report (MOMR) released on Monday disclosed that Angola’s current production was at 1.651 million […]

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Africa: Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will not run for re-election after 38 years

February 11, 2017

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Africa: Angola’s President Jose Eduardo dos Santos says he will not run for re-election after 38 years Angola had been the largest oil producer in Africa. OPEC figures show that Nigeria is regaining its status as Africa’s top oil producer. Al Jazeera Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos, Africa’s second-longest serving leader, has confirmed he […]

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China’s population to reach 1.42 billion by 2020

February 8, 2017

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China’s population to reach 1.42 billion by 2020 Xinhua BEIJING – China’s population is expected to reach about 1.42 billion by 2020, according to the National Health and Family Planning Commission. As of the end of 2015, China had a population of about 1.37 billion. The annual natural population growth rate will be around six […]

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Britain joins international condemnation of Israel’s settlement law

February 7, 2017

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Britain joins international condemnation of Israel’s settlement law Raf Sanchez The Telegraph Britain and a host of other nations have condemned a new Israeli law that gives retroactive approval to illegally built Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. The Israeli parliament passed the controversial measure late on Monday night and by Tuesday afternoon the […]

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