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Jan 31, 2011

“World School” announces 1st of 20 campuses in New York

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Educational entrepreneur Chris Whittle, who pioneered charter schools and classroom television, is set to open the first of a network of 20 private schools to groom the next generation of global citizens.

“Avenues: The World School,” will open in a soon-to-be renovated warehouse in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in fall 2012, Whittle told Reuters in an interview. He also plans to open additional campuses in the world’s leading cities — from Mumbai to London, and from Buenos Aires to Chicago.

Jan 31, 2011

‘World School’ announces 1st of 20 campuses in NY

CHICAGO, Jan 31 (Reuters) – Educational entrepreneur Chris
Whittle, who pioneered charter schools and classroom
television, is set to open the first of a network of 20 private
schools to groom the next generation of global citizens.

“Avenues: The World School,” will open in a soon-to-be
renovated warehouse in New York City’s Chelsea neighborhood in
fall 2012, Whittle told Reuters in an interview. He also plans
to open additional campuses in the world’s leading cities –
from Mumbai to London, and from Buenos Aires to Chicago.

Jan 27, 2011
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U.S. rabbis protest Fox host’s use of Holocaust imagery

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Four hundred rabbis published a letter on Thursday calling on Fox News to sanction host Glenn Beck for repeated use of Nazi and Holocaust imagery and for airing attacks on World War Two survivor George Soros.

In an open letter to Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp, which owns Fox, the rabbis also demand an apology from Fox News chief Roger Ailes for characterizing Beck’s Jewish critics as nothing more than “left-wing rabbis.”

Jan 22, 2011

Hu’s U.S. visit sets new tone but tensions remain

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Chinese President Hu Jintao headed home on Friday after a U.S. visit both sides declared a success, but which left questions over how the world’s top two economic powers will manage future frictions.

Hu’s visit, described by analysts as the most important U.S.-China meeting in 30 years, hit the right diplomatic notes with the pomp of a White House summit, pledges of greater cooperation and $45 billion in new business deals.

Jan 21, 2011

Hu visits U.S. heartland to tout business ties

CHICAGO, Jan 21 (Reuters) – Chinese President Hu Jintao took
his political roadshow to the U.S. heartland on Friday, visiting
Chicago to highlight business and cultural ties between the
world’s two largest economies.

Leaving behind the rancour of Washington where he was
pressed on human rights and currency policy, Hu was feted by the
Chicago elite at a gala dinner in U.S. President Barack Obama’s
hometown. He was to wrap up his four-day U.S. state visit with
stops at a local school and a business exhibition.

Jan 13, 2011

Imam criticized for New York mosque on U.S. speaking tour

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The New York imam whose proposed Muslim cultural centre and mosque near “Ground Zero” has stirred opposition is embarking on a U.S. speaking tour where he intends to correct misperceptions about his aims.

“The sentiment around Muslims and Islam, about who we are and what we are about, is something that cannot wait and must be dealt with,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said.

Jan 13, 2011

Imam criticised for NY mosque embarks on U.S. speaking tour

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The New York imam whose proposed Muslim cultural centre and mosque near “Ground Zero” has stirred opposition is embarking on a U.S. speaking tour where he intends to correct misperceptions about his aims.

“The sentiment around Muslims and Islam, about who we are and what we are about, is something that cannot wait and must be dealt with,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said.

Jan 13, 2011

Imam criticized for New York mosque embarks on speaking tour

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The New York imam whose proposed Muslim cultural center and mosque near “Ground Zero” has stirred opposition is embarking on a U.S. speaking tour where he intends to correct misperceptions about his aims.

“The sentiment around Muslims and Islam, about who we are and what we are about, is something that cannot wait and must be dealt with,” Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf said.

Jan 6, 2011

Daley brings broad experience to White House post

CHICAGO, Jan 6 (Reuters) – Newly named White House Chief of
Staff William Daley brings to the job broad experiences as a
banker, lawyer, campaign strategist and cabinet secretary but
his greatest asset may be his cool head as a negotiator.

Daley rescued the North American Free Trade Agreement for
then-President Bill Clinton despite a reluctant Congress in
1994, and he was U.S. commerce secretary when he helped usher
through most-favored-nation trading status for China.

Dec 16, 2010

U.S. announces more steps to contain Asian carp

CHICAGO (Reuters) – New barricades to block Asian carp and making sure bait shops do not sell Asian carp minnows were among the programs U.S. officials outlined on Thursday to keep the Great Lakes safe from the invaders.

They listed a series of initiatives that are part of a multi-agency $47 million effort in 2011 to keep Asian carp from invading the world’s largest collective body of surface fresh water.

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