July 27, 2018

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Brazil’s population to peak by 2047

Brazil’s population to peak by 2047 Xinhua RIO DE JANEIRO- Brazil’s population is expected to peak at 233.2 million in 2047, the local statistics agency said on July 26, 2018. According to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), Brazil’s population, which is currently around 208 million, will grow until it reaches 233.2 million […]

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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

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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July 26, 2018

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

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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July 16, 2018

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

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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July 14, 2018

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A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples

A look back at the rise of the American racially segregated suburbs – The Levittown examples When the U.S. government segregated America A look back at how the United States racially segregated its newly created 1950s and 1960s suburban communities. Housing is the largest component of wealth for most American families. African Americans have been […]

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July 8, 2018

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Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s

Immigration: The U.S. once viewed Europeans who were non-British as undesirables in the 1880s and early 1900s Many Americans are descendants of immigrants from Europeans. Europeans were not always not welcome to become Americans, if they were of non-British heritage. Some Europeans were even called “undesirable” immigrants. Today, in the United States there are many […]

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June 28, 2018

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Mid-2017 Population estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Mid-2017 Population estimates for United Kingdom, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland Office for National Statistics In mid-2017 the population of the UK was just over 66 million (66,040,229). In the year to mid-2017 the population of the UK increased by 0.6%, or 392,000 people. The year to mid-2016 had the highest population growth, […]

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June 26, 2018

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

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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June 26, 2018

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NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to target Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to target Jupiter’s Great Red Spot By Eric Villard / Laura Betz NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built, will use its unparalleled infrared capabilities to study Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, shedding new light on the enigmatic storm […]

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June 20, 2018

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

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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