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World Jewish Population on Eve of Rosh Hashanah 14.7 Million

September 9, 2018

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World Jewish Population on Eve of Rosh Hashanah 14.7 Million Judy Maltz Haaretz On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, the world Jewish population totals 14.7 million – hardly changed (an increase of 0.01 percent) from a year ago, according to figures published Sunday by the Jewish Agency. Of the total, 6.6 million Jews (45 percent) […]

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African leaders praised their alliance with China

September 7, 2018

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African leaders praised their alliance with China Quartz Close to 50 African presidents and heads of government attended the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Beijing this week. With the exception of eSwatini, which remains committed to its alliance with Taiwan, African states are all hoping to get a share of the $60 billion for […]

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The United Nations predicts Africa will have one of the largest populations on Earth by 2100 or 82 years from now

July 26, 2018

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The United Nations predicts Africa will have one of the largest populations on Earth by 2100 or 82 years from now World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, Key Findings and Advance Tables United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2017) Africa’s population is growing at a much faster rate than the rest […]

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Nigeria: Abuja’s new light rail public transit system, the first in the nation, officially commences operation

July 26, 2018

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Nigeria: Abuja’s new light rail public transit system, the first in the nation, officially commences operation Xinhua ABUJA- Nigeria has formally commissioned the China-assisted Abuja light rail transportation system, the first of its kind in West Africa. Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari declared the full operation of the capital city’s light rail system, handled by China […]

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Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents

July 16, 2018

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Salaries for some of the U.S. public and private college presidents Public universities and systems from 2010-2017 Private colleges from 2008-2015 All colleges and universities are not listed. Some institutions have since changed presidents or chancellors since these salaries were made public. Compensation at Public Colleges * Partial-year compensation James R. Ramsey *University of Louisville […]

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Ghana: Accra’s Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project and Nigeria’s Lagos – Eko Atlantic update

June 26, 2018

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Ghana: Accra’s public-private partnership – Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project A new city skyline for Accra ACCRA, GHANA- President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 15 December 2018, broke ground on the construction of a  new US $1.2 billion Marine Drive Tourism and Investment Project in Accra. The Marine Drive Project, from its construction to the […]

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Canada: Federal government’s bill legalizing recreational cannabis passes 52-29

June 20, 2018

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Canada: Federal government’s bill legalizing recreational cannabis passes 52-29 Peter Zimonjic CBC News CANADA- Senate passes pot bill, paving way for legal cannabis in 8 to 12 weeks Senators have voted to pass the federal government’s bill legalizing recreational marijuana by a vote of 52-29, with two abstentions, paving the way for a fully legal […]

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Fastest growing and Largest U.S. cities in 2017 – Release Date: May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

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Fastest growing and Largest U.S. cities in 2017 Release Date: May 24, 2018 Click here for: U.S. Census Bureau metropolitan population estimates July 1, 2017 –Release Date: March 22, 2018 Source: U.S. Census Bureau Eight of the 15 cities or towns with the largest population gains were located in the South in 2017, with three […]

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A look back at the economic growth of Atlanta in the late 1980s

May 17, 2018

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A look back at the economic growth of Atlanta in the late 1980s Atlanta, Georgia as seen in 1985 has changed greatly to become, in 2018, one of America’s most dynamic business and entertainment metropolitan areas. This series of newspaper articles, from the late 1980s, takes a look back on the growth of Atlanta prior to […]

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ACI World releases 2017 world’s busiest airport traffic rankings -Release Date: April 2018

May 7, 2018

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ACI World releases 2017 world’s busiest airport traffic rankings -Release Date: April 2018 Airports Council International (ACI) ACI World releases preliminary 2017 world airport traffic rankings Passenger traffic: Indian and Chinese airports major contributors to growth Air cargo: Volumes surge at major hubs as trade wars threaten. Release Date: April 09, 2018 Atlanta (ATL) is […]

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