Archive for October, 2012

Anheuser-Busch Donates ‘Great Kings and Queens of Africa’ Art Collection to UNCF
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Anheuser-Busch Donates ‘Great Kings and Queens of Africa’ Art Collection to UNCF

Brewer awards scholarships to 30 student leaders as part of donation and leadership symposium ATLANTA – A popular and influential collection of artwork featuring African leaders and rulers has returned for public viewing today at Morehouse College in Atlanta. Valued at more than $1 million, “The Great Kings and Queens of Africa” collection of paintings […]

Hurricane, Storm Surge Devastate NYC
By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Hurricane, Storm Surge Devastate NYC

Massive Flooding, Power Outages, Structural Collapses As Sandy Makes Landfall By Nathan James Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic tropical cyclone in history, blasted ashore over New Jersey with 90 MPH winds and storm surges described as a “wall of water” which inundated New York City and neighboring Long Island. The thousand-mile-wide storm brought widespread power […]

Vandals Strike GLBT History Museum
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Vandals Strike GLBT History Museum

Front Windows Shattered in Early-Morning Incident San Francisco — Shortly before 5:00 a.m. on Monday, October 29, vandals struck The GLBT History Museum in San Francisco, shattering two large plate glass windows. Located in the Castro District, the museum is an internationally renowned institution devoted to displaying and interpreting the history of gay, lesbian, bisexual […]

Caribbean Faces Increasing Fury of Storms
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Caribbean Faces Increasing Fury of Storms

By Patricia Grogg HAVANA – As the Caribbean reaches the end of October – the second-to-last month of the Atlantic hurricane season – Sandy has caused significant material losses and claimed the lives of 44 people in Haiti, 11 in Cuba, two in the Dominican Republic, one in Jamaica and one in the Bahamas. By […]

Penguin and Random House confident merger will be approved
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Penguin and Random House confident merger will be approved

By Anthony Reuben He added that John Fallon, who will take over as chief executive on 1 January, “thinks it’s a good idea”. Both companies have declined to put figures to the amount of money they will save from the merger. Mr Rabe said “the imprints will continue to operate independently”, but that “there are […]

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Cheap colour test picks up HIV
By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Cheap colour test picks up HIV

By James Gallagher A cheap test which could detect even low levels of viruses and some cancers has been developed by UK researchers. The colour of a liquid changes to give either a positive or negative result. The designers from Imperial College London say the device could lead to more widespread testing for HIV and […]

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Terry Callier, US soul jazz singer, dies at 67
By October 30, 2012 Read More →

Terry Callier, US soul jazz singer, dies at 67

Chicago-born singer-songwriter Terry Callier, who collaborated with Massive Attack and Beth Orton, has died at the age of 67. Callier, who began his career at 17 when he signed to Chess records, recorded his final album in 2009. Hidden Conversations was written and produced with Bristol collective Massive Attack. He also worked on Orton’s Mercury […]

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Locked-Down NYC Braces For Hurricane Sandy
By October 29, 2012 Read More →

Locked-Down NYC Braces For Hurricane Sandy

  Schools, Stock Exchange, Transit To Be Shut Down Through Tomorrow   By Nathan James As the largest North Atlantic hurricane in history charges toward the New York City area, local officials extended the citywide shutdown of transit, schools, and financial activities at least until Wednesday.  The winds are picking up as low-lying areas such […]

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuation Of Low-Lying City Areas
By October 28, 2012 Read More →

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Orders Mandatory Evacuation Of Low-Lying City Areas

  City Schools Closed Tomorrow As “Superstorm’ Approaches   By Nathan James Click Here for PDF New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has ordered the mandatory evacuation of low-lying areas of the city, known as Zone “A” this morning, and said all public schools would be closed tomorrow, as Hurricane Sandy, a “megastorm”, bears down […]

NYC Storm Watch: Bus, Rail Service Suspended!
By October 28, 2012 Read More →

NYC Storm Watch: Bus, Rail Service Suspended!

Shutdown Begins At 7 PM Tonight Ahead Of ‘Megastorm’ Sandy By Nathan James As a huge, potentially catastrophic ‘megastorm’ created out of the convergence of Hurricane Sandy and two early-winter storms approaches the New York City area, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to suspend all subway, bus, […]