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The North West Star
EditorialThe city of Mount Isa: Not exactly near Sydney. People in the big eastern citi
Editorial
The North West Star / Posted 11 hours ago
The city of Mount Isa: Not exactly near Sydney. People in the big eastern cities may take it for granted, but as those of us who live and work in the bush know: distance matters. I was reminded of that fact this morning by a random but not unusual... Read more
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Daily Mail
Mystery ancient human ancestor found in DNA of Andamanese tribeA new ancestor found: Traces of DNA in Andamanese tribe reveal previously unkno
Mystery ancient human ancestor found in DNA of Andamanese tribe
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
A new ancestor found: Traces of DNA in Andamanese tribe reveal previously unknown species bred with early humans Researchers found previously unknown hominin species bred with early human ancestors when they migrated Andamanese pygmies lead... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Swine Health Market Report 2016 - Animal Diseases, Diagnostic Market, Genetics & By Geography Trends & Forecasts 2014DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the
Global Swine Health Market Report 2016 - Animal Diseases, Diagnostic Market, Genetics & By Geography Trends & Forecasts 2014
Business Wire / Posted yesterday
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Swine Health Market Segmented By Animal Diseases, Diagnostic Market, Genetics & By Geography - Trends & Forecasts 2014-2019" report to their offering. The Global... Read more
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Detroit Free Press
Youths earn money, gain experience at Grow DetroitA chip-bag opener. A hugger. “She’s awesome,” said DeAnna Newton, 10. Whittak
Youths earn money, gain experience at Grow Detroit
Detroit Free Press / Posted 2 days ago
A chip-bag opener. A hugger. “She’s awesome,” said DeAnna Newton, 10. Whittaker, 17, is a camp counselor at Camp Africa: HERO! at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. And she’s one of 8,157 Detroit youths employed... Read more
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Pitchfork
De La Soul: Buhloone Mindstate Album ReviewIn 1972, Nikki Giovanni wrote a lovely poem by the name of “Ego­ Tripping (ther
De La Soul: Buhloone Mindstate Album Review
Pitchfork / Posted 3 days ago
In 1972, Nikki Giovanni wrote a lovely poem by the name of “Ego­ Tripping (there may be a reason).” Inspired by a trip to Africa, it was an anthropological toast to black feminine pride and drew strength from history, geography and, ultimately,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Philosophical Underpinnings of Ethiopia's Foreign Policy Are Rapid Economic Dev't, Good Neighbourliness - Prof. CostantinosRecently, The Ethiopian Herald held an exclusive interview with Professor Costa
Philosophical Underpinnings of Ethiopia's Foreign Policy Are Rapid Economic Dev't, Good Neighbourliness - Prof. Costantinos
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
Recently, The Ethiopian Herald held an exclusive interview with Professor Costantinos Berhutesfa who teaches public policy at School of Graduate Studies of the Addis Ababa University and discussed Ethiopia's growing influence and presence in... Read more
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FIFA
Graduation ceremony for 16th edition of FIFA MasterThe 32 students enrolled in the 16th edition of the International Master in Man
Graduation ceremony for 16th edition of FIFA Master
FIFA / Posted 3 days ago
The 32 students enrolled in the 16th edition of the International Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport received their diplomas today at the Chateau de Neuchatel in Switzerland. Hailing from 29 different countries, including Egypt,... Read more
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Guelph Mercury
I’m a housewife, and that’s why I’m raising my daughters to be feministsI would not choose this life of far-flung domestic servitude. But I did choose
I’m a housewife, and that’s why I’m raising my daughters to be feminists
Guelph Mercury / Posted 4 days ago
I would not choose this life of far-flung domestic servitude. But I did choose to marry him. I do, I said. And I'm not one to break promises. So I'm here, in a remote corner of Africa, as an obediently trailing spouse. Oh, don't get me wrong, I rail... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
AfDB Issues 1.250 Percent USD 1 Billion Global Benchmark Due 26 July 2021On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the African Development Bank ("AfDB"), rated Aaa (Mo
AfDB Issues 1.250 Percent USD 1 Billion Global Benchmark Due 26 July 2021
AllAfrica.com / Posted 4 days ago
On Tuesday, July 19, 2016, the African Development Bank ("AfDB"), rated Aaa (Moody's) / AAA (S&P) / AAA (Fitch), launched and priced a new USD 1 billion 5-year Global benchmark transaction due 26 July 2021. The new 5-year issue is AfDB's third USD... Read more
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Motorsport.com
Hungarian GP: Friday's press conferenceif we could start with you: a very positive news story both for Sauber and for
Hungarian GP: Friday's press conference
Motorsport.com / Posted 4 days ago
if we could start with you: a very positive news story both for Sauber and for Formula One following the buyout of the team by Longbow Finance. Can you tell us a little bit more about the new owners? Who are these people who have bought... Read more
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Business Wire
Global Mammography Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (The global market for mammography devices is poised to reach $983 million by th
Global Mammography Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts (
Business Wire / Posted 4 days ago
The global market for mammography devices is poised to reach $983 million by the end of 2020 growing at a CAGR of 5.6%. Mammography is a detailed type of imaging that customs a low-dose x-ray system to inspect breasts. A mammography exam, called a... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
The seasonal gleamach season of the year has its own charms. Summer is time for holidays, travel
The seasonal gleam
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 4 days ago
ach season of the year has its own charms. Summer is time for holidays, travel or at least some well-deserved break from the yearly routine. This is where artistic festivals step in, becoming a refreshing addition to life and its rejoicing livers... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Funding Needed to Keep Rare Books in NamibiaA FUNDRAISING drive to keep a large collection of rare books on Namibia in the
Funding Needed to Keep Rare Books in Namibia
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
A FUNDRAISING drive to keep a large collection of rare books on Namibia in the country has received a boost with a donation of half a million dollars by gold mining company B2Gold Namibia. The N$500 000 donation by B2Gold has helped the Namibia... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
a Mean, Mass-Mobilising MachineOn Wednesday, Harare was presented with an unexpected spectacle: Thousands of Z
a Mean, Mass-Mobilising Machine
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
On Wednesday, Harare was presented with an unexpected spectacle: Thousands of Zanu-PF youths and supporters marched from the party's Harare provincial office to the headquarters, bringing business along Jason Moyo Avenue to a standstill. There are a... Read more
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New Zealand's National Business Review
RAW DATA: Stephen Jennings New Zealand Initiative Dinner Lecture: ‘The Market Path To Prosperity’joined us for this occasion. I have known Stephen since we were both in Treasu
RAW DATA: Stephen Jennings New Zealand Initiative Dinner Lecture: ‘The Market Path To Prosperity’
New Zealand's National Business Review / Posted 5 days ago
joined us for this occasion. I have known Stephen since we were both in Treasury in the early 1980s. Stephen was a member of an outstanding tax policy unit in Treasury that was soon to be charged with leading major post-1984 tax reform... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
I'm a housewife, and that's why I'm raising my daughters to be feministsI would not choose this life of far-flung domestic servitude. But I did choose
I'm a housewife, and that's why I'm raising my daughters to be feminists
Chicago Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
I would not choose this life of far-flung domestic servitude. But I did choose to marry him. I do, I said. And I'm not one to break promises. So I'm here, in a remote corner of Africa, as an obediently trailing spouse. Oh, don't get me wrong, I rail... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Study provides new insights into real-world use of PrEPSeveral studies presented today in an official press conference at the 21st Int
Study provides new insights into real-world use of PrEP
News-Medical-Net / Posted 5 days ago
Several studies presented today in an official press conference at the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016) in Durban provided new insights on the use of PrEP among a broad range of populations. One study provided new national estimates of... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Scindia leads opposition attack against govt ‘mishandling’ Kashmir violenceThe Congress on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra
Scindia leads opposition attack against govt ‘mishandling’ Kashmir violence
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 6 days ago
The Congress on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the volatile situation in Kashmir, leading an Opposition chorus that the NDA government did not have a plan to restore normalcy in the border... Read more
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Daily Maverick
The agony and the ecstasy: Luminous cast bring play about mental illness hauntingly to lifeLara Foot’s The Inconvenience of Wings arrives in her current home town, Cape T
The agony and the ecstasy: Luminous cast bring play about mental illness hauntingly to life
Daily Maverick / Posted 6 days ago
Lara Foot’s The Inconvenience of Wings arrives in her current home town, Cape Town, on a tide of high praise from critics as well as reports of standing ovations at almost every performance. It is a work that Foot, between running the Baxter Theatre... Read more
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Reuters
Brexit widens chasm between Wall Street and Europe's investment banksBrexit vote has pushed shares in Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Credit Suisse (CS
Brexit widens chasm between Wall Street and Europe's investment banks
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
Brexit vote has pushed shares in Deutsche Bank (DBKGn.DE) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.S) to record lows and triggered a string of analyst downgrades, highlighting expectations that Europe's already-struggling investment banks will be pushed further to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
King Questions AU's Stance on Western SaharaKigali — HM King Mohammed VI sent a message to the 27th Summit of the African U
King Questions AU's Stance on Western Sahara
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Kigali — HM King Mohammed VI sent a message to the 27th Summit of the African Union, which is being in Kigali. The Royal Message was handed over, on Sunday, to Chadian President and current Chairman of the African Union (AU), Idriss Deby Itno, by... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Minister Jeff Radebe - State of Readiness to Host 21st International Aids ConferenceThe Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, venue of t
Minister Jeff Radebe - State of Readiness to Host 21st International Aids Conference
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
The Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban, venue of the 21st International AIDS Conference. Statement by Minister Jeff Radebe, Chair of the South African Inter-Ministerial Committee for the AIDS 2016 21st International Aids... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Different History, Different Geography, but Racist Thinking Everywhere Ends in MurderAmerica has erupted into angry protests over the spate of killing of unarmed bl
Different History, Different Geography, but Racist Thinking Everywhere Ends in Murder
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
America has erupted into angry protests over the spate of killing of unarmed black men by white police officers. The protesters use the simple yet profound rallying call, Black Lives Matter. Simple because it is a three-word phrase. Profound... Read more
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Business Wire
Brazil Food Hydrocolloids Market-Growth, Trends And Forecast (for natural food products is increasing among the health conscious consumer. Th
Brazil Food Hydrocolloids Market-Growth, Trends And Forecast (
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
for natural food products is increasing among the health conscious consumer. This has resulted in the tremendous growth of the global hydrocolloids market. Hydrocolloids function as binding agents, stabilizers, emulsifiers, thickeners and... Read more
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Business Wire
South Africa Food Preservatives Market-Growth, Trends And Forecast (to microbial reactions. The Food preservatives market is expected to reach US $
South Africa Food Preservatives Market-Growth, Trends And Forecast (
Business Wire / Posted 9 days ago
to microbial reactions. The Food preservatives market is expected to reach US $ 2.9 billion by 2020 with an estimated CAGR of 3.5%. The preservatives market is largely driven by demand for convenience and packaged foods by the burgeoning... Read more
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International Business Times
Morocco expresses desire to rejoin African Union after 32 years Moroccan King Mohammed VI has officially announced that his country wants to re
Morocco expresses desire to rejoin African Union after 32 years
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
Moroccan King Mohammed VI has officially announced that his country wants to rejoin the African Union (AU). The move comes 32 years after quitting the bloc over its decision to accept Western Sahara as a member. Morocco is the only African nation... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
Amid unsettling global events‚ AIDS 2016 a beacon of hope: RadebeThis is according to minister in the presidency‚ Jeff Radebe‚ speaking on the c
Amid unsettling global events‚ AIDS 2016 a beacon of hope: Radebe
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 9 days ago
This is according to minister in the presidency‚ Jeff Radebe‚ speaking on the country's state of readiness for this week's 21st International Aids Conference. About 18‚000 delegates‚ including 800 journalists‚ are expected to attend the conference‚... Read more
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The Atlantic
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Ending Povertysacked by Slavic marauders such as the formidable pirate Niclot the Obotrite. B
The Politically Incorrect Guide to Ending Poverty
The Atlantic / Posted 10 days ago
sacked by Slavic marauders such as the formidable pirate Niclot the Obotrite. But Henry was not a mouse. He seized control of a fledgling town called Lübeck, had Niclot beheaded on the battlefield, and arranged for Lübeck to become the seat of a... Read more
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The New Statesman
The darkening skies of the summer gameIn 1975 Roy Harper wrote an elegiac song called “When an Old Cricketer Leaves t
The darkening skies of the summer game
The New Statesman / Posted 11 days ago
In 1975 Roy Harper wrote an elegiac song called “When an Old Cricketer Leaves the Crease”. With its wistful recollection of “those fabled men” from the game’s golden age and its images of “a dusty pitch and two pound six of willow wood in the sun”,... Read more
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Naked Capitalism
8 Countries Where Rampant Inequality Has Led to Violenceare characterized by shallow social bonds (if you lose your economic standing,
8 Countries Where Rampant Inequality Has Led to Violence
Naked Capitalism / Posted 11 days ago
are characterized by shallow social bonds (if you lose your economic standing, you lose your friends) and higher levels of anxiety, again even for the very well off. And as Kate Pickett documented in her book The Spirit Level, societies with... Read more
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Canberra Times
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after rulingnervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which re
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after ruling
Canberra Times / Posted 12 days ago
nervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which rejected Beijing's claims to large swaths of the South China Sea. How will the military super power respond following the ruling over its militarisation of the South... Read more
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Brisbane Times
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after rulingnervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which re
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after ruling
Brisbane Times / Posted 12 days ago
nervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which rejected Beijing's claims to large swaths of the South China Sea. How will the military super power respond following the ruling over its militarisation of the South... Read more
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WA Today
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after rulingnervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which re
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after ruling
WA Today / Posted 12 days ago
nervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which rejected Beijing's claims to large swaths of the South China Sea. How will the military super power respond following the ruling over its militarisation of the South... Read more
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The Age
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after rulingnervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which re
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after ruling
The Age / Posted 12 days ago
nervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which rejected Beijing's claims to large swaths of the South China Sea. How will the military super power respond following the ruling over its militarisation of the South... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after rulingnervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which re
South China Sea dispute: Oil and shipping markets on edge after ruling
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 12 days ago
nervously to this week's ruling by the international arbitration court which rejected Beijing's claims to large swaths of the South China Sea. How will the military super power respond following the ruling over its militarisation of the South... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Standard Bank Wins AwardStanbic Bank Zimbabwe's parent company, Standard Bank has been recognised as Af
Standard Bank Wins Award
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Stanbic Bank Zimbabwe's parent company, Standard Bank has been recognised as Africa's Best Bank for Markets and Africa's Best Bank for Wealth Management at the 2016 Euromoney Awards for Excellence, in London. In addition, Euromoney also named... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Brexit, Democracy and NigeriaAfter the people of Britain in a very polarised referendum voted 52% to 48% to
Brexit, Democracy and Nigeria
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
After the people of Britain in a very polarised referendum voted 52% to 48% to leave the European Union (EU), the immediate political fallout of the Brexit referendum has been that the political leaderships of the two major parties in the United... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Standard Bank Empowers Customers With Single Biometric and Cross Border Banking AccessibilityStandard Bank, Africa's largest bank by assets, has seen its mobile traffic gro
Standard Bank Empowers Customers With Single Biometric and Cross Border Banking Accessibility
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
Standard Bank, Africa's largest bank by assets, has seen its mobile traffic growing 100 per cent a year as customers embrace more convenient and efficient solutions for their banking needs. A statement from headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa... Read more
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The Star
Oil and shipping markets on edge after South China Sea rulingreacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled aga
Oil and shipping markets on edge after South China Sea ruling
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
reacted nervously on Tuesday after an international arbitration court ruled against Beijing's claims across large swathes of the South China Sea, fuelling geopolitical tensions in the vital waterway. A tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, found... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
The 10 Most Well-Known Countries in AfricaWhat I set out to do in this piece is to map out 10 of the most well-known coun
The 10 Most Well-Known Countries in Africa
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
What I set out to do in this piece is to map out 10 of the most well-known countries on the continent. I must, however, point out that it was not easy to choose the 10 out of 54 African countries. My choice is thus subjective, but I have tried to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
What Drought Responses Teach Us About Climate Change HotspotsanalysisBy Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town, Margaret Angula, University
What Drought Responses Teach Us About Climate Change Hotspots
AllAfrica.com / Posted 14 days ago
analysisBy Gina Ziervogel, University of Cape Town, Margaret Angula, University of Namibia and Salma Hegga The world may still argue about whether or not climate change is for real. But in vast expanses of arid southern Africa, the daily struggle to... Read more
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BBC Football
Why Africa boycotted the 1966 World Cup - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Why Africa boycotted the 1966 World Cup
BBC Football / Posted 15 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say Latin America The... Read more
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Business Wire
Technavio Announces Top 14 Vendors in the GIS Market in BRIC Countries from 2016 to 2020in enterprise application field at Technavio, “The GIS market in BRIC countries
Technavio Announces Top 14 Vendors in the GIS Market in BRIC Countries from 2016 to 2020
Business Wire / Posted 15 days ago
in enterprise application field at Technavio, “The GIS market in BRIC countries is highly fragmented with the presence of well-diversified international, regional, and local vendors. The competition in the market will become intense with the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Innovative Water Storage Helps Kenyans Thrive in Droughtso successful families are now using extra water to grow crops for export Even
Innovative Water Storage Helps Kenyans Thrive in Drought
AllAfrica.com / Posted 16 days ago
so successful families are now using extra water to grow crops for export Even after the heavy rains that drenched East Africa in April, Makueni County in eastern Kenya remains dry - and it's not clear when increasingly elusive rainfall will... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Innovative water storage helps Kenyans thrive in droughtMAKUENI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even after the heavy rains that d
Innovative water storage helps Kenyans thrive in drought
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 16 days ago
MAKUENI, Kenya (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Even after the heavy rains that drenched East Africa in April, Makueni County in eastern Kenya remains dry – and it's not clear when increasingly elusive rainfall will come again. But the women of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Highlanders to feel absurdity of finals systemtry during their round 14 Super Rugby match. Photo / Getty Right now, the High
Highlanders to feel absurdity of finals system
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 16 days ago
try during their round 14 Super Rugby match. Photo / Getty Right now, the Highlanders are rolling strongly in defence of their Super rugby crown but losing a battle with the organisers. Their plight emphasises the absurdity of the qualifying... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Global Academic Collaboration - a New Form of Colonisation?Higher education in Africa is as old as the pyramids in Egypt. But the continen
Global Academic Collaboration - a New Form of Colonisation?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 days ago
Higher education in Africa is as old as the pyramids in Egypt. But the continent's ancient institutions have long disappeared. The type of higher education that's delivered in Africa today, from curriculum to degree structure and the languages of... Read more
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Warren Times Observer
Behold ScandinaviaDon Sandy explains that "people have a great thirst to understand their heritag
Behold Scandinavia
Warren Times Observer / Posted 18 days ago
Don Sandy explains that "people have a great thirst to understand their heritage" and also to learn about the culture of others. According to Sandy, Chautauqua County and Northwestern Pennsylvania areas were populated by settlers of... Read more
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Business Wire
Medical Devices Packaging Market Worth $26 Billion - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021 - Key Players are Amcor, DuPont, WestRock, 3M, Bemis Company & Berry PlasticsMarket is projected to grow from US$19.314 billion in 2015 to US$26.452 billion
Medical Devices Packaging Market Worth $26 Billion - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021 - Key Players are Amcor, DuPont, WestRock, 3M, Bemis Company & Berry Plastics
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
Market is projected to grow from US$19.314 billion in 2015 to US$26.452 billion by 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.38%. This will dive the medical devices market, directly impacting the demand for medical devices packaging solutions.... Read more
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Business Wire
Automated Material Handling Market Worth $33 Billion - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021Handling Market was estimated to be worth US$18.546 billion in 2015 and will ex
Automated Material Handling Market Worth $33 Billion - Forecasts from 2016 to 2021
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
Handling Market was estimated to be worth US$18.546 billion in 2015 and will expand to US$33.599 billion by the end of 2021, at a compound annual growth rate of 10.41%. Demand for workplace safety has also led to increased implementation of... Read more
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