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  • Planning to End the Virtual Immigration Amnesty

    Planning to End the Virtual Immigration Amnesty

    It was advanced by the director of Migrations, Ricardo Rodríguez, who wants to nullify the virtual amnesty to regularize the illegal immigrants and propose that the migrant mass not settle in the City.

  • Upgrading Access to Markets

    Upgrading Access to Markets

    Growing crops and raising livestock have been central to human experience since earliest history. Even today, agriculture and agricultural trade remain critical to the economies, societies and food security of many countries. Globally, however, agriculture is one of the most distorted of all sectors. Ambitious agriculture reform is urgently needed.

  • Chicago's Pizza, Politics, Jazz, and Landmarks

    Chicago's Pizza, Politics, Jazz, and Landmarks

    Probably, practically everyone attending this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting came into Chicago through O’Hare International Airport. Originally Orchard Field Airport (the source of the ORD designation on tickets and baggage tags), in 1949, Chicago’s northwest side airport was named after Eddie H. “Butch” O’Hare, a naval fighter pilot and the first naval aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II.

  • The Study of Aconcagua

    The Study of Aconcagua

    he team made up of scientists from various academic institutions in Mendoza, both national and abroad, released the results of their complex investigations around Aconcagua in a ceremony held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of UNCuyo. The most anticipated data: the Colossus of America has a height of 6,960.8 meters above mean sea level.

  • Portugal: The Most Grew Country in European Innovation Ranking

    Portugal: The Most Grew Country in European Innovation Ranking

    With an increase well above the European average in terms of expenditure on research and development (R&D;), Portugal is one of the countries that most grew in the European Innovation Ranking.

  • Portugal: The Country with the Lowest Purchasing Power

    Portugal: The Country with the Lowest Purchasing Power

    The Portuguese lost purchasing power between 2005 and 2007 compared to the European Union average and Portugal appears at the bottom of the list of the 15 countries in the Eurozone, with the worst purchasing power of all, at 76.2 percent, according to data presented today by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

  • The Territorial Disputes Between Portugal and Spain

    The Territorial Disputes Between Portugal and Spain

    Portugal is one of the oldest nation states in Europe with borders that have not seen much change since the Treaty of Alcanizes in 1297. After Portugal expelled the Moors from Algarve, Spain was left as their only neighbor on the Iberian Peninsula, connected by the border region known colloquially as La Raya in Spanish, or A Raia in Portuguese.

  • Unique Direct Current System for Hotels

    Unique Direct Current System for Hotels

    The direct current (dc) generating plant installed in the sub-basement of the New Yorker Hotel was, at the time of its construction in 1929, the largest private generating plant in the United States. Upon its completion, it was said to be capable of supplying electric power sufficient for a city of 35,000 people.

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Media Advisory

    Chicago-Kent College of Law Media Advisory

    IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has experts available to discuss current issues. To reach experts, please call Gwen Osborne, director of public affairs, (312) 906-5251.

  • Apple's Top 8 Board of Directors

    Apple's Top 8 Board of Directors

    Today’s announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO caught a lot of people by surprise, even though Tim Cook has been the acting CEO for a while now, with Jobs on medical leave. If you’re on Twitter and you haven’t shut it off yet, you’ve probably noticed much shock and many earthquake jokes of varying degrees of lameness.

  • The International Court of Justice Cases

    The International Court of Justice Cases

    The international community has been heavily criticized for its failure to intervene during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Recently, France has been accused of playing an active role in perpetrating the genocide. These allegations include:

  • A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

    A ten-year-old boy came home from Sunday school one day and told his parents what he had learned. "Our teacher told us," he said, "that Moses was a tough fighter whom God had sent to rescue the Israelites and lead them to freedom.

  • Idle Tracking for Login Request Forgery

    Idle Tracking for Login Request Forgery

    In contrast to the U.S. Constitution which included its Bill of Rights only as an addendum in the first ten amendments, the Texas Constitution puts the Bill of Rights at the beginning in Article I.

  • Jason Blair and the Country's Most Influential Newspaper

    Jason Blair and the Country's Most Influential Newspaper

    On May 1, 2003, 27-year-old New York Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned amidst charges that he plagiarized a story about the family of an American soldier in Iraq.

  • Super Trains Rather Than Highways

    Super Trains Rather Than Highways

    In 2020, trains will run through Poland at a speed of 160 km / h. They are to connect the 12 largest cities in Poland. Instead of motorways, after 2012 the government will start to focus on the development of railways, reports the daily "Polska" on Wednesday.

  • Education: Malaysia, Singapore and USA

    Education: Malaysia, Singapore and USA

    After two years of hard work compiling data from both public and private universities and university colleges, the official rating for public and private universities, SETARA (Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia) was finally unveiled in July 2010.

  • The Best Choice of Four-fuels is Fiat Siena Tetra Power

    The Best Choice of Four-fuels is Fiat Siena Tetra Power

    Here is a world first for automotive technology: the four-fuel Fiat Siena developed under Magneti Marelli of Fiat Brazil. Are you a big fan of ethanol as fuel? The Fiat Siena's got you covered.

  • The Greater Part of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles According to Mayor Newsom

    The Greater Part of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles According to Mayor Newsom

    Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Department of the Environment joined the San Francisco taxi industry today to announce that 57 percent of the taxi fleet is comprised of hybrid or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. There are 788 alternative fuel vehicles out of a total of 1,378 eligible vehicles. The CNG vehicles account for 131 of those and the hybrids account for 657.

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