Archive for January, 2013

49ers’ Cornerback Culliver Says Gays Not Welcome On Team
By January 31, 2013 Read More →

49ers’ Cornerback Culliver Says Gays Not Welcome On Team

Chris Culliver, a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers, said gay players “gotta get up out of there” if they’re on his team, and warned they weren’t welcome in the locker room, during a Super Bowl media event this week. By Nathan James Culliver, who was being interviewed by radio personality Artie Lange, scorned the […]

NY Gov. Cuomo Gets Progressive In State Of The State Address
By January 31, 2013 Read More →

NY Gov. Cuomo Gets Progressive In State Of The State Address

New York City – Andrew Cuomo, the popular Democratic governor of New York, took a progressive tone in his annual State of the State address, highlighting five issues facing the Empire State. In a regional presentation at Manhattan Marymount College on the Upper East Side, the governor identified the budget, education, attracting jobs to New […]

Obama pushes immigration reform
By January 30, 2013 Read More →

Obama pushes immigration reform

WHITE HOUSE — President Barack Obama crossed the country Tuesday to launch a public campaign to reform U.S. immigration policies. Senators from both parties also have a reform proposal. By Kent Klein In Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama said this is the right time to fix America’s broken immigration system. “I am here today because […]

Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktu
By January 30, 2013 Read More →

Scholars Assess Damage to Legacy of Timbuktu

It has long been considered one of the wonders of Africa – Mali’s fabled city of Timbuktu, with historic architecture and extensive libraries, many containing documents found nowhere else. Now, the mayor of Timbuktu says Islamist militants fleeing the city have left a trail of destruction. By Jeff Seldin For all the joy that the […]

The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching
By January 29, 2013 Read More →

The Ghanaian woman who made millions fighting skin-bleaching

  Ghana’s Grace Amey-Obeng, one of West Africa’s most successful businesswomen, made her fortune promoting products which emphasised the beauty of the black skin, at a time when many of her competitors were selling dangerous skin-bleaching formulas. The business empire she started a quarter of a century ago with around $100 (£63) now has an […]

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Nigerian Activists Google Map Capital City
By January 29, 2013 Read More →

Nigerian Activists Google Map Capital City

ABUJA — More than 100 young Nigerians are teaming up with Google to add restaurants, markets, hospitals and other prominent locations in the Nigerian capital to Google Maps. Youth leaders say by mapping their city, they could boost the local economy by attracting tourists and investors. They also see maps as a tool to improve […]

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French-led troops ‘take Timbuktu airport’
By January 28, 2013 Read More →

French-led troops ‘take Timbuktu airport’

French-led troops in Mali have seized the airport in Timbuktu, as they move to capture the historic city from militant Islamists, officials say. The troops encountered no resistance as they headed towards the city, where a building housing ancient manuscripts has reportedly been set on fire. French and Malian troops have been pushing north in […]

DC: Focus Turns to Immigration Reform, Cabinet Picks
By January 28, 2013 Read More →

DC: Focus Turns to Immigration Reform, Cabinet Picks

WASHINGTON — A push for U.S. immigration reform and Senate action on President Barack Obama’s cabinet picks highlight what promises to be a busy week in U.S. politics. By Michael Bowman President Obama travels Tuesday to Las Vegas, Nevada to rally public support for reforming America’s oft-criticized immigration system. Nevada is one of many states […]

Brazil Nightclub Fire Kills 232, More than 100 Injured
By January 28, 2013 Read More →

Brazil Nightclub Fire Kills 232, More than 100 Injured

Brazilian officials say 232 people are dead and more than 100 injured after a fire swept through a nightclub crowded with university students in the southern city of Santa Maria. Authorities said the fire broke out early Sunday at a club known as ‘Kiss’ and that while the cause of the blaze has not yet […]

Dominica Sees Geothermal as Key to Carbon-Negative Economy
By January 28, 2013 Read More →

Dominica Sees Geothermal as Key to Carbon-Negative Economy

Dominica hopes geothermal will take a bite out of its 220-million-dollar a year fuel bill. ROSEAU – What a difference a trip makes. Before visiting the French island of Guadeloupe, Alfred Rolle had vocally expressed fears about the possible health effects of a decision to drill geothermal wells in the village of Laduat on the […]