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The WISE Awards Honor World’s Best Initiatives in Innovative Education

DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) announces six groundbreaking projects from around the world as Winners of the 2012 WISE Awards under the theme “Transforming Education”. Now in their fourth year, the WISE Awards identify, showcase and promote innovative educational projects from all sectors and regions of the world in order to ...

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UN General Assembly Gets Underway

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Mon. Sept. 24, 2012: World leaders today called on all states to recommit to the rule of law as a fundamental factor in preventing war at a United Nations summit that stressed the universality of humanitarian law and the importance of the International Criminal Court (ICC). “We reaffirm that human rights, the rule of law ...

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Government Of St. Maarten Investigating Murder Of Two Americans

News Americas, PHILLIPSBURGH, St. Maarten, Sat. Sept. 22, 2012: Police in St. Maarten are investigating the murder of an American couple who were found murdered at the Ocean Club. According to the country’s Chief Prosecutor, Hans Mos, late Friday morning, police were informed about a possible crime scene in a house at the Ocean Club Resort in Cupecoy. Upon arrival ...

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Brooklyn Nets Owner Extends Welcome

News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2012: Brooklyn Nets Owner, Mikhail Prokhorov, officially extended an official welcome to all Friday as the Barclays Center, home of the Nets, officially opened in Brooklyn, NY. Brothers Charles and Bruce Ratner were on hand, congratulating each other while New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and Brooklyn Borough President, Marty Markowitz, were among ...

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Actor Jailed For Gay Sex

Americas, ABUJA, Nigeria, Fri. Sept. 21, 2012: A Nigerian actor in the Nollywood film industry will have to spend the next three months in jail in his homeland for having sex with a man. Bestwood Chukwuemeka was jailed this week after admitting to an “unnatural offense” under Nigerian law. According to prosecutors, Chukwuemeka had a sexual encounter with a friend’s ...

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American Citizens Released To Jackson

Rev Jesse Jackson, pose with Tamsir Jasseh, l. and Amadou Scattred Janneh, r., folllowing a press conference at the Port Authority Building 14, at JFK Airport, NY. News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Sept. 19th, 2012: Two Americans citizens returned home from Gambia this week after serving long prison sentences in West Africa. The two men were allowed to return ...

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An Antiguan Designer In The Mix In NY

News Americas New York, NY, Tues. Sept. 18, 2012: Emerging Caribbean designer, Rashid Walker recently showcased his collection Ankara in the fashion capital of the world during Ethel Fashion’s Third Annual Caribbean Extravaganza held in Downtown Brooklyn. Walker’s collection, which showcased an African theme, came to life on the runway through his use of authentic West African fabrics and textures ...

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Barclays Center Readies For Opening

Atlantic Avenue Barclays Center Subway Entrance & Exit. News Americas, BROOKLYN, NY, Tues. Sept. 18, 2012: The countdown has begun to the opening of the Barclays Center, the new home to the New Jersey Nets, in Brooklyn, NY. On Friday, September 21, 2012 at 9:30 a.m., Forest City Ratner Companies Chairman and CEO Bruce Ratner will join Mayor Michael Bloomberg, ...

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SEC Lawsuit Over Stanford Allowed To Move On

News Americas, MIAMI, FL Fri. Sept. 14, 2012: A lawsuit against the Security and Exchange Commissions for alleged negligence over the actions of convicted Ponzi schemer Allen Stanford has been allowed to move forward. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola Jr. this week allowed a lawsuit filed by Zelaya and George Glantz to go ahead, ruling that the complaint adequately alleges ...

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PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference Announces Launch

The New Economic Frontier – Global Markets WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The PanAfrican Entrepreneurs Conference (PAEC) president, Kay DeBow, has announced the launch of a new nonprofit global business organization. The first conference convenes in Houston, Texas, during November 15-18, 2012. PAEC’s mission is to create an arena for entrepreneurs and business people within the Black Diaspora to ...

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