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jueves, 7 de marzo de 2013

Inmates take over Brazilian prison - YouTube

Inmates take over Brazilian prison - YouTube:
Inmates take over a high security prison in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, holding a ...

David Fincher, Cuba's female filmmakers among weekend highlights


David Fincher, Cuba's female filmmakers among weekend highlights

The Cuban Women Filmmakers Showcase visits the American Cinematheque's Egyptian Theatre on Friday evening. The program features documentary, animated and narrative shorts from four preeminent Cuban directors, writers and actors. The films are ...

Latin America: The New Frontier for High Risk, High Reward Investors

Latin America: The New Frontier for High Risk, High Reward Investors: Move over, China. Latin America is the new market investors are eager to break into. In 2012, investment by private equity and venture capitalists in Latin America reached a five-year high. New data analysis released by the Latin American Private ...

1st African American Man Dates Back 338000 Years

1st African American Man Dates Back 338000 Years: A miniscule bit of DNA from an African American man now living in South Carolina has been traced back 338,000 years, according to a new study. The man's Y chromosome — a hereditary factor determining male sex — has a history that's so old, it even ...




Cuba to open state-run wholesaler for private companies

Cuba to open state-run wholesaler for private companies: HAVANA, March 7 (Reuters) - Cuba established on Thursday a state-run wholesale company to sell food products, industrial and other consumer goods to private companies and the state sector, a step aimed at meeting a key demand of local entrepreneurs.

Obama signs anti-violence act renewal, extending protection to gays, Native ...


Obama signs anti-violence act renewal, extending protection to gays, Native ...

The revitalized Violence Against Women Act marked an important win for gay rights advocates and Native Americans, who will see new protections under the law, and for Obama, whose attempts to push for a renewal failed last year after they became ...

North American car sales headed back to 2000 levels, but in a different world

North American car sales headed back to 2000 levels, but in a different world: GRAND RAPIDS, MI – North American new car sales are headed back to the 17.5 million unit mark that the auto industry enjoyed in 2000, said speakers at Grand Valley State University's 14th Annual Automotive Suppliers Symposium on Thursday, March 7.




'Reduced threat' of kidnapping at Machu Picchu

'Reduced threat' of kidnapping at Machu Picchu:
Lima - The US Embassy in Peru says it now sees a reduced threat of American tourists being kidnapped in the Cuzco region and is lifting a restriction on embassy personnel travelling there. The area includes the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. A warning ...


Independent Online

Contracting in 2012, machine vision market in North America now set to expand

Contracting in 2012, machine vision market in North America now set to expand: Ann Arbor, MI--Total sales of machine vision components and systems fell over 4% in 2012, but are expected to rebound in 2013, according to a report from AIA, the industry's trade group. The overall North American vision market totaled $1.8 billion in ...




African-American breast cancer survivors face higher risk of heart failure

African-American breast cancer survivors face higher risk of heart failure: African-American women who survive breast cancer are more likely to develop heart failure than other women who have beaten the disease, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session.

Celebrate African American Razorbacks at Mosaic Templars Friday

Celebrate African American Razorbacks at Mosaic Templars Friday:
In partnership with the Arkansas African American Sports Center, the Mosaic Templars Cultural Center will be hosting the program "African American Razorbacks: Celebrating the 1976 Cotton Bowl and 1978 Orange Bowl Football Teams." Get a history lesson ...


In Arkansas

Detroit entrepreneur was first African American female to own McDonald's


Detroit entrepreneur was first African American female to own McDonald's

“I was the first African American woman in Michigan to own a McDonald's restaurant, a feat that certainly didn't come without adversity and obstacles.” But not one to give in to challenges, Knox remained steadfast and motivated to change the ...

Brazil's Busiest Airport Says Ready For FIFA World Cup

Brazil's Busiest Airport Says Ready For FIFA World Cup:
At first glance, Brazilians can be said to be mostly cheerful and positive. They love their country. It's God's country, after all, or so a popular saying goes.But on closer look, the one person who is most ready to knock down his country, just kick it ...


Forbes

Buffett: "Lemann is my professor." Brazil's Richest Owns Burger King ...


Buffett: "Lemann is my professor." Brazil's Richest Owns Burger King ...

Brazil's richest citizen, Jorge Paulo Lemann, may not be a household name–yet. But the brands he controls are already quite familiar to consumers around the world. With his partners, Lemann runs the makers of Budweiser beer, the Whopper and soon even ...

Wall Street edges up at open after claims data

Wall Street edges up at open after claims data: Wall Street opened slightly higher as investors attempted to push the rally further after the latest economic data suggested a pick-up in the labor market recovery. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 11.44 points, or 0.08 percent, to 14,307.68.

Mexicans Report Less Gang Violence Even as Drug War Continues, Study Shows


Mexicans Report Less Gang Violence Even as Drug War Continues, Study Shows

Former President Calderón employed the so-called “kingpin” method in his drug war, which focused on apprehending or killing high-value drug targets. The approaches effectiveness and method has faced criticism from human rights activists both inside ...

A lesson in mental health for educators

A lesson in mental health for educators:
But these professionals may not always have the tools to identify mental health issues with particular students. So, as part of Speak Up, the government's action plan to address bullying and cyberbullying, the province is working with Dr. Stan Kutcher ...


TheChronicleHerald.ca

Citigroup plans sale of Brazil unit by month-end: report


Citigroup plans sale of Brazil unit by month-end: report

SAO PAULO: Citigroup Inc plans to finalize the sale of its consumer financial units in Brazil by the end of the month in a deal worth as much as 1.5 billion reais ($761 million), newspaper Valor Economico said in a report on Thursday. About three banks ...

CPS school closings would hit African-American students hardest, study finds

CPS school closings would hit African-American students hardest, study finds:
The Sun-Times report found 117 of the 129 schools that could close are made up of a majority African-American students. Nine of the schools are majority Hispanic. In comparison, CPS, as a whole, is 41.6 percent African American, 44 percent Hispanic and ...


ABC7Chicago.com

After Chávez, politicians cannot ignore Venezuela's poor (+video ...

After Chávez, politicians cannot ignore Venezuela's poor (+video ...: Analysts agree that after Chávez, no politician can succeed in Venezuela without a platform that touches on social inclusion.




North Korea warns US of preemptive nuclear strike

North Korea warns US of preemptive nuclear strike: North Korea threatened the United States with a preemptive nuclear strike, raising the level of rhetoric while the UN Security Council considers new sanctions against the reclusive country. North Korea has accused the United States of using military ...

Michele Williams Dresses as Native American

Michele Williams Dresses as Native American: By Holy Moly, Wed, March 06, 2013. Here's Michelle Williams dressed up as Katie Holmes dressed up as Joey Potter dressed up as a Native American on the front of Another magazine - risque. Because Another is called another, there's also another cover.

Puerto Rico's Gay Rights Battle Gets Momentum (VIDEO)

Puerto Rico's Gay Rights Battle Gets Momentum (VIDEO): Carmen Milagros Velez Vega and her partner have a 12-year-old daughter that Velez gave birth to—a child she considers "…our daughter. She is not my daughter." Yet, despite Velez's 25-year-long relationship, Puerto Rican courts refuse to allow her ...

US, Mexico to compete for FIFA executive spot

US, Mexico to compete for FIFA executive spot: The United States and Mexico, who meet in a crucial World Cup qualifier later this month, are also going head-to-head in the election for a place on FIFA's powerful executive committee. CONCACAF, the confederation for North and Central America and the ...

Golden Gate's grey stepsister dresses up in lights

Golden Gate's grey stepsister dresses up in lights: The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is illuminated with artist Leo Villareal''s Bay Lights sculpture. The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge moved out of the shadow of its more famous sibling, the Golden Gate, to dazzle when a high-tech artist turned it ...