April 23, 2014

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US Opts for Deja Vu

The federal government plans to make it easier for lower-income Americans to borrow money to buy homes – which was the foundation of the disastrous sub-prime crisis. Then, banks were encouraged by the politicians to relax their lending standards. So they did so… spectacularly. They often failed to verify income, glossed over credit history, iss…
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Hotel ICON Makes History

Hotel ICON was among the honourees at the prestigious United Nation’s World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Tourism 2013, an annual event acknowledging tourism leaders from around the world. Hotel ICON was one of the four finalists in contention for the UNWTO Ulysses Award for Innovation in Enterprises, a …
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Launch of Nationwide Preschool Campaign

“Preschool Nation,” a national communications advocacy platform that showcases the societal benefits of quality early childhood education for young children, families, communities and businesses across America, will launch today Through the vehicle of a collaborative website, Preschool Nation is a one-stop shop that allows families, bus…
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Lincoln for Presidential Library

Key sets, costumes and props from the award-winning movie “Lincoln” are coming to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, where they will be on display for many years to come. Children can explore the exhibit free of charge when accompanied by an adult. The exhibit, “Lincoln: From History to Hollywood,” will pre…
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Snow Leopard In Need Of A Name

Dublin Zoo is looking for a name for a young female snow leopard that arrived at the Zoo earlier this year. The, yet-to-be-named female is two years old and came from a zoo in the Czech Republic. The female has been paired with a seven year old male, named Kimo, who arrived from a zoo [...]

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Living standards on decline

The typical American family now earns less in real terms than it did way back in 1989, according to the Census Bureau. Median household income fell for the fifth consecutive year, to $ 51,017 in 2012, and is now 8.3 per cent below its pre-recession peak in 2007. Although the economy is almost 5 per cent [...]

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Microsoft to acquire Nokia business services

REDMOND, Washington and ESPOO, Finland – Microsoft Corporation and Nokia Corporation today announced that the Boards of Directors for both companies have decided to enter into a transaction whereby Microsoft will purchase substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business, license Nokia’s patents, and license and use Nok…
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Winter 2013 events highlights

Snow is gathering on New Zealand’s high country and mountain resorts are grooming their fields as the country says goodbye to autumn and welcomes visitors for another season of uniquely Kiwi winter events. Food shows and wine festivals, music, arts, fashion and family fun events, plus some Kiwi-only cultural experiences are all part of New [...]<...
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White House brace for long shutdown

Washington – US lawmakers and the White House braced for a long government-shutdown fight on Wednesday, with President Barack Obama planning events to stress its repercussions. His events would also address the looming prospect of a first-time default on US debt, the White House said. No negotiations were scheduled on Wednesday on resolving t…
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Falch retains Cross Triathlon title

The great Martin Falch delighted his home crowd by retaining his ETU European Cross Triathlon Championship title at Strobl am Wolfgangsee. Falch, who won this title in Den Haag last year and also won the ITU World Cross Triathlon Championship earlier this year, finished the course in 1:02:52 in the Paratriathlon Tri-5 category. In the [...]

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