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Mozambique Open for Business
 
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For more information on trade and investment opportunities for Canadian companies in Mozambique please contact: The Canadian High Commission to Mozambique Kenneth Kaunda Avenue, No. 1138 Maputo, Mozambique Tel: (011 258) 21 492 623 Fax: (011 258) 21 492 667 Email: [email protected] http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/mozambique Mozambique Investment Promotion Centre (CPI) Rua da Imprensa, 332 R/C – Caixa Postal 4635, Maputo Maputo Maputo Mozambique (+ 258) 21 313310; (+ 258) 21 313375 (+ 258) 21 313325 http://www.cpi.co.mz
In Business - JSPL: Mozambique And Indonesian Mines Functional?
 
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Ravi Uppal, MD & CEO at JSPL said that the Mozambique mine is operational and has started shipping coking coal. Find out the company's plans ahead.
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Kenya, Mozambique to link ports
 
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President Uhuru Kenyatta has hinted at the possibility of linking the port of Mombasa to Mozambique’s Maputo port to enhance trading between the two states. Citizen TV is Kenya's leading television station commanding an audience reach of over 60% and in its over 12 years of existence as a pioneer brand for the Royal Media Services (RMS), it has set footprints across the country leaving no region uncovered. This is your ideal channel for the latest and breaking news, top stories, politics, business, sports, lifestyle and entertainment from Kenya and around the world. Follow us: http://citizentv.co.ke https://twitter.com/citizentvkenya https://www.facebook.com/Citizentvkenya https://plus.google.com/+CitizenTVKenya https://instagram.com/citizentvkenya
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Invest in Mozambique
 
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Kristen Dionne Period 8
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Doing Business in Africa - Mozambique - Part 3 - Financial Sector and Accessing Finance
 
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Mozambiques growth has been driven by political stability, foreign direct investment and aid inflows. But to make a domestic growth base for businesses there needs to be a sound and active financial industry. At the moment, Mozambiques financial sector is still decidedly small and dominated by foreign banks.
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Intermetal: Construction Materials Provider in Mozambique
 
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Eduardo António Duarte, Founder and Director of Intermetal, gives an overview of his construction materials company. Intermetal manufactures beams, bars, roof ridges, zinc sheets, etc. It also distributes steel plates, rods, angles, pipes, beams, bars, rebars, mesh, burned wire, elastic nets, paints, thinners, glues, varnish, red lead, electrodes, cutting and grinding discs, screws, rivets, water sandpapers, drill bits, bushings, threaded elbows, couplings, flanges, brackets, etc. Interview with Eduardo António Duarte: http://www.marcopolis.net/intermetal-one-of-the-leading-suppliers-of-quality-steel-in-mozambique.htm Know more about Mozambique: http://www.marcopolis.net/mozambique-report/
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MINING INVESTMENT Botswana SPI
 
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MINING INVESTMENT Botswana (SPI) at Cresta Lodge Gaborone For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mining-investment-botswana-spi-tickets-34124316750?aff=RMV DESCRIPTION ============ THE FOREMOST SOUTHERN AFRICAN FORUM FOR THE GLOBAL MINING COMMUNITY Mining Investment Botswana is a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries, bringing together 200 attendees from 15 countries. Ministers, mining companies, investors and service providers travel from all over Africa, Europe, Asia, North America and Middle East for three days of partnering, networking and business matching. THE CONFERENCE Mining Investment Botswana welcomes ministers, geological surveys, exploring and operating mining companies, investors and key technology and production solution providers wanting to enter or expand their market presence at the world’s next frontier mineral resources region. Our innovative agenda and content, including keynotes, interactive panel discussions, interviews, roundtable sessions and spotlights, will enable you to learn from the best leaders. For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mining-investment-botswana-spi-tickets-34124316750?aff=RMV The Conference Topics Include: ============================== Global & regional investment opportunities: projects, countries, commodities Financing options for mining companies: structures, sources and availability How to start & expand exploration in Botswana and other Southern African countries? Junior mining outlook in the region Regional mining regulations and outlook on Botswana, Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, DRC, Namibia and Mozambique Commodity updates on copper, nickel, coal, diamond, gold, cobalt, bauxite, salt, iron ore and manganese Geopolitical risks Improving mining productivity & profitability Automated mining practices & connected mine for sustainable & efficient mining operations Infrastructure and transport investments for mining operations in Southern Africa Managing risk in mining investments Renewable energy & mining – bringing it all together Corporate Social Responsibility & community engagement Pan Africa mining exploration projects Infrastructure developments for the minerals trade Strategic use of ICT, satellites, new survey technologies & telecoms and much more! Mining Investment Series Speakers Meet & network with leading industry experts HON. ADVOCATE SADIQUE KEBONANG Minister Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology & Energy Security, Botswana HON. TSHEKEDI KHAMA Minister Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation & Tourism, Botswana HON. VINCENT SERETSE Minister Ministry of Investment, Trade and Industry, Botswana CLYDE RUSSELL Asia Commodities and Energy Columnist Thomson Reuters GUILLAUME TCHALY NKOLOMONI Founder & Partner Renovec Consultants & Partners Limited WILLIE MOKGATLHE Chief Executive Officer Botswana Oil Limited GABAAKE GABAAKE Executive Director Tlou Energy TSAMETSE MMOLAI Manager, Listings and Trading Botswana Stock Exchange CHARLES SIWAWA Chief Executive Officer Chamber of Mines Botswana HARVEY NKOSI Country Manager – Group Business Development SADC Region Fraser Alexander MCDONALD SEGOLA Managing Director Koos Segola Business Solutions DR. BONNY IGNATIUS MATSHEDISO Director, Morupule Coal Mine | Senior Lecturer, Mining Section, University of Botswana JULIAN HANNA Managing Director MOD Resources WAYNE KINGWILL Managing Director Vivo Energy Botswana JOHN REUBEN NGOMA Director Jodame Mining Limited Please contact the event manager Marilyn below for the following: - Discounts for registering 5 or more participants. - If your company requires a price quotation. Event Manager Contact: marilyn.b.turner(at)nyeventslist.com You can also contact us if you require a visa invitation letter, after ticket purchase. We can also provide a certificate of completion for this event if required. ---------------------------------- For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mining-investment-botswana-spi-tickets-34124316750?aff=RMV Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/event-promotions-by-new-york-events-list-11118815675 Twitter: https://twitter.com/nyeventslist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewYorkEventsList New York Events List: http://nyeventslist.com/
Moçambique /Mozambique Part I/II
 
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1991 - Moçambique / Mozambique film, made in Sept. 1991 for RTP- Portuguese Television by Director Joao Ponces de Carvalho
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South Africa teams up with Swaziland in bid to relieve coal corridor pressure
 
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From South Africa's perspective, the plan to move ahead with a R16-billion to R17-billion greenfield railway line between Lothair, in South Africa, and Sidvokodvo, in Swaziland is primarily an attempt to relieve pressure on the coal corridor to Richards Bay.
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Andrews Tea Breaker Myddelton Sorter
 
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http://www.smplctc.com Andrews Tea Breaker Myddelton Sorter Survottam supplies Tea Machinery such as Andrews Tea Breaker, Myddelton Sorter, Savage Tea Cutter, Pucca tea Sorter, Fibre extractor, Trinick sorter, trinick cum fibre extractor, conventional dryer, 6 feet ecp dryer, coal fired heater for tea industry, wood fired heater for tea industry, scd heater, cm heater, five pass heater, baby boiler, green tea roasters. It suplies entire range of green tea machinery, orthodox tea machinery and ctc tea machinery. These tea machinery are used in tea Gardens, Tea estates, Tea Factories in Assam, Dooars, Niligirs, Munnar, Darjeeling, Anamallais, Wayanad, Terai, kangra, Travancore, cachar, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar, Tezpur, in India. Its also used in tea garden, tea estates, tea factories, tea companies in Sri lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Malaysia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Singapore, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and others. Myddelton Tea Sorter is usually used for Orthodox Tea. Fibre extractor is used for CTC Tea Types or granular teas. Goods are 100% certified for quality assurance.The company dedicates itself to Quality, Durability and Reliability norms for its products. The company also manufactures and supplies entire range of Tea Processing Machinery and spares, For information and catalogues contact Survottam Mercantile Private Limited. 10A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 2nd Floor, Opp American Embassy, Kolkata 700071, India Tel: +91 - 974 888 00 59 / 98311 31196 email: [email protected] The company is looking for expansion to export machines to Albania, Argentina, Australia, Burundi, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Congo, Chile, China, Ecuador, Egypt, Europe, France, Germany, Guatemala, Italy, Japan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Malaysia, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Nigeria, Paraguay, Portugal, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, South Korea, Ceylon, Sudan, Taiwan / Formosa, Thailand, The United States of America, Turkey, Vietnam, China.
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Mozambique unrest drives refugees into Malawi
 
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More than 1,500 Mozambicans fleeing political violence have found refuge in a camp In Malawi, up from 300 in June last year. Yet the refugees now face new challenges -- hunger, poverty and uncertainty about their future.
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Mega Agro-Business Grows Resentment In Mozambique
 
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Immense reserves of gas and coal in northern Mozambique have attracted foreign investors in recent years, but so has its fertile soil, much to the concern of small farmers displaced by agricultural mega-projects. Many local farmers are being squeezed out over government plans to encourage the establishment of huge plantations. Follow us: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk8QrR91ss-k5X6pKgHWHaA?sub_confirmation=1
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Danger Zone : Mauritius unit of JSPL is under debt of 55 crores
 
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Mauritius unit of JSPL is under the debt of 55 crores. Watch this special segment and get to know more here. Zee Business is one of the leading and fastest growing Hindi business news channels in India. The channel has revolutionized business news by its innovative programming and path-breaking strategy of making business news a 24/7 activity as it is not just limited to the stock market. This has made Zee Business your channel to wealth and profit. Besides updated hourly news bulletins, there is a lot to watch out for, whether it be stock market related detailed information, investments, mutual funds, corporate, real estate, travel or leisure. The channel has the most diverse programming portfolio which has positioned it as a channel of choice amongst viewers. By speaking a language of the masses, Zee Business is today the most preferred for business news. Some of the popular shows of Zee Business are: Share Bazar, Mandi Live, Aap Ka Bazar, First Trade, Big Debate etc.
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North Korea is dodging sanctions with fish and front firms in Mozambique
 
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Hot News: On the surface, there is nothing remarkable about this sleepy fishing port in Maputo. But hidden from view, wedged between the other boats and ships docked there, are the rusty Susan 1 and Susan 2. These are not ordinary fishing vessels, but sanctions-busting trawlers manned by crews from North Korea. Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2018/02/03/africa/north-korea-mozambique-sanctions-intl/index.html =============================================== Any violation of policy, commun
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iron ore crushers from china in Botswana
 
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E-mail:[email protected] MSN:[email protected] SKYPE:[email protected] Shanghai Changlei Mechanical equipment Co., LTD, is an international-type specialized business which specializes in manufacturing mining crushing machinery, sand processing equipment and industrial milling equipment. Integrated itself with the developing, producing and selling, we devote ourselves in offering our customers the crusher equipment with the highest quality and efficient.
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RR7508B USSR A MOSCOW REPORT
 
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RR7508B USSR A MOSCOW REPORT Early in 1975, Russia signed a huge trade agreement with Britain. It was one of a growing number of links the Soviet Union has forged with the capitalist west-links which have inevitably led to influences on everyday life in Russia. With this in mind our report looks at people in and around Moscow. Film: Rev – Sound: Mag/SOF– Colour– Available in HD You can license this story through AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/metadata/youtube/cedf23730fec9c802f3701b80da37e6f Find out more about AP Archive: http://www.aparchive.com/HowWeWork
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Bofa ML Downgrades Volates - Dec 18
 
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Pradeep Bakshi the President & COO - Unitary Products Business Group (UPBG) & Mining & Construction Equipment Division (MCED), Voltas speaks on BoFML 's downgrade on the co
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Kenya Airways Pride of Africa global campaign-Portuguese tvc
 
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Kenya Airways Pride of Africa global campaign. Connecting Africa to the world and the world to Africa. Portuguese tvc.
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Science Wrap: 30 May
 
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Welcome to the first edition of the SABC Digital News' Science & Environmental wrap taking a look at the news highlights from the past week. In South African news The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research says there is a possibility of acid mine drainage in the Waterberg area in Limpopo if coal mining commences and The Citrus growers Association of Southern Africa says the R8 billion industry faces uncertainty following stricter import requirements imposed on Wednesday by the European Commission. In International news SpaceX unveilied an upgraded passenger version of the Dragon cargo ship and Researchers have found that having a baby alters new mothers' brain activity, and a new study adds the first evidence of such changes in the brains of gay men raising children they adopted through surrogacy.
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Tata Steel
 
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Tata Steel Limited (formerly Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited (TISCO)) is an Indian multinational steel-making company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, and a subsidiary of the Tata Group. It was the 11th largest steel producing company in the world in 2013, with an annual crude steel capacity of 25.3 million tonnes, and the second largest private-sector steel company in India (measured by domestic production) with an annual capacity of 9.7 million tonnes after SAIL Tata Steel has manufacturing operations in 26 countries, including Australia, China, India, the Netherlands, Singapore, Thailand and the United Kingdom, and employs around 80,500 people. Its largest plant is located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. In 2007 Tata Steel acquired the UK-based steel maker Corus which was the largest international acquisition by an Indian company till that date. It was ranked 486th in the 2014 Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest corporations. It was the seventh most valuable Indian brand of 2013 as per Brand Finance. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Endah Cakrawati before plane crash Swan River, Australia
 
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A couple has been remembered by members of the aviation community after they were killed when their sea plane crashed into Perth's Swan River during Australia Day festivities yesterday. Key points: Two people killed in Swan River plane crash in front of thousands of spectators Perth Lord Mayor says Skyworks show will not be rescheduled, format under review Authorities remain at the scene as they work to establish what caused the crash Western Australian police have this morning released the names of the pilot, Peter Lynch, 52, and public relations manager and girlfriend Endah Cakrawati, 30, who died in the crash. Thousands of onlookers gathered in the city for the annual Skyshow watched in horror yesterday as the Grumman G-73 Mallard flying boat banked sharply before crashing into the water. Sea plane involved in Swan River crash After the crash, authorities cancelled the planned Skyworks fireworks show and warned the tens of thousands of spectators already gathered to leave the area. Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said this year's show would not be rescheduled, and they were now reviewing the format for future years. Tributes have been paid to Mr Lynch, who was a member of aviation enthusiast community the Great Eastern Fly-In. He had been planning to open a new aviation museum at Evans Head, on the northern New South Wales coast, and an aviation park. Close friend Halden Boyd said the Evans Head community was "shell-shocked" by the news. "He just loved aviation so much, everyone that knew him loved him to death. He was such a genuine guy," Mr Boyd said. "We're all pretty shell-shocked, he's such a nice bloke, he had such a vision." Friend Gai Taylor said Mr Lynch had a huge passion for flying. Video: Seaplane crashes into Swan River in front of Perth crowds "We're just deeply shocked, really, really shocked and I was just shattered really," she told the ABC. "He just loved flying, he loved it." Mr Lynch is survived by his three children. A mining executive with business interests in Indonesia, he is understood to have only moved to Western Australia from Queensland six months ago. Peter Lynch who died in a plane crash on the Swan River on Australia Day. Mr Lynch was director of development at Fortescue Metals Group, which described him as a "highly experienced mining executive". "He brought energy, enthusiasm and a great team spirit to the role and he will be missed enormously," Fortescue's chief executive Nev Power said. "Peter was a great mate and all of us at Fortescue convey our deepest condolences to his family, including his three children, and to Endah's family." Mr Lynch also formerly worked for Clive Palmer's Waratah Coal, and it released a statement paying tribute to his "ingenuity, business savvy and entrepreneurial spirit". "His zest for business flowed into his personal life, where his passion for restoring cars, boating and flying were infectious," the company said. Cakrawati remembered as 'outgoing, happy girl' Endah Cakrawati Ms Cakrawati worked with Mr Lynch as the investor and public relations manager for Cokal, an Australian-listed coal company which operates in Indonesia, Tanzania and Mozambique. Mr Boyd remembered her as a "very, very vibrant, bubbly, outgoing and very happy girl", who was well respected in the Indonesian media. The Indonesian Consulate General said they had contacted Ms Cakrawati's family, offering for them to come to Perth, Indonesian Consulate General Ade Padmo Sarwono told the ABC. Endah is known as a model, MC, and presenter in Indonesia. According to her LinkedIn profile, she studied at Universitas Esa Ungul in Jakarta, and had worked for Cokal for three years. Police this morning removed the plane's fuel tanks from the water, but continued to keep the scene locked down as they combed through the wreckage looking for answers. Endah Cakrawati before plane crash Swan River, Australia Endah Cakrawati before plane crash Swan River, Australia Endah Cakrawati before plane crash Swan River, Australia Endah Cakrawati before plane crash Swan River, Australia Endah Cakrawati before plane crash Swan River, Australia
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Foreign relations of Taiwan
 
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The foreign relations of Taiwan, constitutionally and officially the Republic of China, are the relations between the Republic of China and other countries. The Republic of China is recognized by 21 United Nations member states, as well as by the Holy See. The ROC maintains diplomatic relations with those countries, as well as unofficial relations with other countries via its representative offices and consulates. The Republic of China participated in the Moscow Conference, the Dumbarton Oaks Conference, the United Nations Conference on International Organization, and was a charter member of the United Nations. In 1949, the Nationalists lost the Chinese Civil War in mainland China and retreated to Taiwan. Despite the major loss of territory, the ROC continued to be recognized as the legitimate government of China by the UN and by many non-Communist states. In 1971, the UN expelled the ROC and transferred China's seat to the People's Republic of China. In addition to the ad tempus recognition of ROC by majority of countries before UN Resolution 2758, the Republic of China lost its membership in all the intergovernmental organizations related to the UN. As the UN and related organizations like International Court of Justice are the most common venues for effective execution of international law and serve as the international community for states in the post-World War II period, a majority of the countries aligned with the West in the Cold War terminated diplomatic relations with the ROC and recognized quid pro quo of the PRC instead. However, the Republic of China fulfills all the requirements in Article 3, 4, 5, 6, 110 and Chapter V of the United Nations Charter. The ROC's de jure seat is currently occupied by the People's Republic of China in the United Nations under the UN Charter. The ROC continues to maintain de facto relations, including with most of the non-governmental organizations at the United Nations, in addition with the concern from UNESCO. Exclusively, the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which is entitled by the founding of the United Nations as the cornerstone of modern-day diplomacy since the Vienna Congress, was signed and ratified by the Republic of China on 18 April 1961 and 19 December 1969 including Optional Protocol concerning the Compulsory Settlement of Disputes. Due to ROC's insecurity and intolerance in the 1970s and 1980s after being expelled by the UN and the termination of official US-ROC diplomatic relations, but by the American persuasion Taiwan has been gradually democratized and adopting universal suffrage from the one party-military rule under the leadership of President Chiang Ching-kuo. The first direct presidential election was held in 1996 and the incumbent President Lee Teng-hui was elected. As of May Fourth 2015, ROC nationals are eligible for preferential visa treatment from 142 countries and areas. In the context of Superpower and influential diplomacy, ROC's traditional and sober allies includes United States of America, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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Gas Deal with Ukraine | Made in Germany
 
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German energy company RWE has struck a deal to deliver natural gas to Ukraine. The gas is to be delivered through a pipeline across neighboring Poland. It's an important agreement for Ukraine, as Russia has threatened to halt its gas supplies. Read more: http://www.dw.de/program/made-in-germany/s-3066-9798
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Right- and left-hand traffic
 
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The terms right-hand traffic and left-hand traffic refer to regulations requiring all bidirectional traffic, unless otherwise directed, to keep either to the right or the left side of the road, respectively. This is so fundamental to traffic flow that it is sometimes referred to as the rule of the road. This basic rule improves traffic flow and reduces the risk of head-on collisions. Today, about 65% of the world's population live in countries with right-hand traffic and 35% in countries with left-hand traffic. About 90% of the world's total road distance carries traffic on the right and 10% on the left. This video is targeted to blind users. Attribution: Article text available under CC-BY-SA Creative Commons image source in video
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DON'T PANIC — Hans Rosling showing the facts about population
 
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READ MORE: http://goo.gl/PP6lCl HELP TRANSLATE SUBTITLES — http://goo.gl/6xQHDv LICENSE — Please show this film in schools and other educational settings! By watching, downloading, showing or distributing this film, you agree to the following license: http://goo.gl/s1yTUO... which basically says you are allowed to download the film and show it for educational purposes with a few exceptions. DOWNLOAD — You can downloaded the film here: http://vimeo.com/79878808 If you need a version with even higher resolution please contact [email protected] Please notify us about your offline usage so that we can keep track of the number of users, and potentially help promote your great work! DVD — http://www.wingspanproductions.co.uk/shop.htm CREDITS — The film was produced by Wingspan Productions. http://www.wingspanproductions.co.uk/ ABOUT THE FILM — This is a free documentary for a fact-based worldview. The visualizations & stories in this film were originally developed by Gapminder. The data-sources are listed here: http://goo.gl/0WISwA It was first broadcasted on BBC on 7th of November 2013. Director & Producer; Dan Hillman, Executive Producer: Archie Baron. ©Wingspan Productions for BBC, 2013. A DVD version of this film is available to order from Wingspan Productions. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/FnMI/
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Now Vasundhara Raje govt facing allegations of Rs 45000 crore mining scam
 
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With the Congress alleging scam of Rs 45000 crore in the allocation of mining rights in Rajasthan, demanding resignation of CM Vasundhara Raje, we discuss whether this scam will cause political damage to the BJP in the coming days. The Congress alleged that in spite of the Centre having made laws to prevent distribution of mining rights without auctions, the Rajasthan government went ahead with several allocations in a 'lightning speed'. (Audio in Hindi) Watch full video: http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/prime-time/prime-time-mines-were-distributed-to-leaders-in-the-mining-scam/384391?yt http://www.ndtv.com/video/player/prime-time/prime-time-mines-were-distributed-to-leaders-in-the-mining-scam/384391
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Wallace House presents China's Soft Power: Understanding Beijing's Growing Worldwide Influence
 
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Wallace House presents the second annual Eisendrath Symposium "China's Soft Power: Understanding Beijing's Growing Worldwide Influence"
Hillary Clinton Discusses Energy Diplomacy at Georgetown
 
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Energy diplomacy is a necessary component of national security, human rights and global economics, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said during her address at Georgetown on October 18, 2012.
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16 Days of Activism Men Make a Difference
 
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Irish NGOs are working hard in Malawi to combat a culture of violence against women and girls. And men are at the forefront of this change.
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Secretary Clinton Delivers Remarks on Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century
 
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks on Energy Diplomacy in the 21st Century at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., October 18, 2012. [Go to http://state.gov for a text transcript.]
Elizabeth Economy & Michael Levi: "By All Means Necessary" | Talks at Google
 
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In the past thirty years, China has transformed from an impoverished country where peasants comprised the largest portion of the populace, to an economic power with an expanding middle class and more megacities than anywhere else on earth. Like every other major power in modern history, China is looking outward to find the massive quantities of resources needed to maintain its economic expansion; it is now engaged in a far flung quest around the world for fuel, ores, water, and land for farming. Chinese traders and investors buy commodities, with consequences for economies, people, and the environment around the world. Meanwhile the Chinese military aspires to secures sea lanes, and Chinese diplomats struggle to protect the country's interests abroad. In By All Means Necessary, Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy and what has been required to sustain this meteoric growth. Clear, authoritative, and provocative, By All Means Necessary is a sweeping account of where China's pursuit of raw materials may take the country in the coming years and what the consequences will be -- not just for China, but for the whole world.
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JINDAL MEETS CHIEF SECY
 
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Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= Nigeria, officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria ( ( listen)) is a country between Central and West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federal republic comprises 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. However, it currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.
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Leader or Spoiler: Where next for Brazil’s Climate Policy?
 
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The panel on April 18, 2015, was part of Brown University’s first annual international symposium on sustainable development in Brazil held at the Watson Institute.
India court rules Greenpeace activist travel ban illegal
 
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A court in India has ruled that the government cannot stop an activist of the global campaign group Greenpeace from travelling abroad. Immigration officials had prevented Priya Pillai from boarding her flight to London in January. She was to brief British MPs on how a planned coal mine by a UK-based company was threatening the livelihoods of local villagers. The activist had said her "offloading" was "illegal and arbitrary". Ms Pillai said she had a valid visa but was barred from boarding the aircraft by immigration officials who stamped her passport with the word "offload". Earlier, the government told the court that Ms Pillai had been prevented from travelling because she was "involved in anti-national activities". In its order on Thursday, the Delhi High Court also ordered the government to remove the word "offload" from Ms Pillai's passport, news channel NDTV reported. "You cannot muzzle dissent in a democracy... Citizens can have different opinions of development policies," the High Court said. Greenpeace has accused the government of trying to intimidate and bully the rights group. The government argues that environmental groups like Greenpeace are blocking large development projects that are needed for India's economy to grow, the BBC's Sanjoy Majumder in Delhi reports.
Energy policy of India | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Energy policy of India Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ In case you don't find one that you were looking for, put a comment. This video uses Google TTS en-US-Standard-D voice. SUMMARY ======= The energy policy of India is largely defined by the country's expanding energy deficit and increased focus on developing alternative sources of energy, particularly nuclear, solar and wind energy. India ranks 81 position in overall energy self-sufficiency at 66% in 2014.The primary energy consumption in India is the third biggest after China and USA with 5.6% global share in 2017. The total primary energy consumption from crude oil (221.1 Mtoe; 29.34%), natural gas (46.6 Mtoe; 6.18%), coal (424 Mtoe; 56.26%), nuclear energy (8.7 Mtoe; 1.15%), hydro electricity (30.7 Mtoe; 4.07%) and renewable power (21.8 Mtoe; 2.89%) is 753.7 Mtoe (excluding traditional biomass use) in the calendar year 2017. In 2017, India's net imports are nearly 198.8 million tons of crude oil and its products, 25.7 Mtoe of LNG and 129.8 Mtoe coal totaling to 354.3 Mtoe of primary energy which is equal to 47% of total primary energy consumption. About 75% of India's electricity generation is from fossil fuels. India is surplus in electricity generation and also marginal exporter of electricity in 2017. India is largely dependent on fossil fuel imports to meet its energy demands – by 2030, India's dependence on energy imports is expected to exceed 53% of the country's total energy consumption. In 2009-10, the country imported 159.26 million tonnes of crude oil which amounts to 80% of its domestic crude oil consumption and 31% of the country's total imports are oil imports. By the end of calendar year 2015, India has become a power surplus country with huge power generation capacity idling for want of electricity demand. India ranks second after China in renewables production with 208.7 Mtoe in 2016.In 2015-16, the per-capita energy consumption is 22.042 Giga Joules (0.527 Mtoe ) excluding traditional biomass use and the energy intensity of the Indian economy is 0.271 Mega Joules per INR (65 kcal/INR). Due to rapid economic expansion, India has one of the world's fastest growing energy markets and is expected to be the second-largest contributor to the increase in global energy demand by 2035, accounting for 18% of the rise in global energy consumption. Given India's growing energy demands and limited domestic oil and gas reserves, the country has ambitious plans to expand its renewable and most worked out nuclear power programme. India has the world's fourth largest wind power market and also plans to add about 100,000 MW of solar power capacity by 2020. India also envisages to increase the contribution of nuclear power to overall electricity generation capacity from 4.2% to 9% within 25 years. The country has five nuclear reactors under construction (third highest in the world) and plans to construct 18 additional nuclear reactors (second highest in the world) by 2025.Indian solar power PV tariff has fallen to ₹2.44 (3.4¢ US) per kWh in May 2017 which is lower than any other type of power generation in India. In the year 2016, the levelized tariff in US$ for solar PV electricity has fallen below 2.42 cents/kWh. Also the international tariff of solar thermal storage power plants has fallen to US$6.3 cents/kWh which is cheaper than fossil fuel plants. The cheaper hybrid solar power (mix of solar PV and solar thermal storage power) need not depend on costly and polluting coal/gas fired power generation for ensuring stable grid operation. Solar electricity price is going to become the benchmark price for deciding the other fuel prices (petroleum products, natural gas/biogas/LNG, CNG, LPG, coal, lignite, biomass, etc.) based on their ultimate use and advantages.
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Washington DC Consumer Credit Counseling Service | (800) 254-4100
 
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Washington DC Free Consumer Credit Counseling Service call (800) 254-4100 Credit Repair, Bankruptcy Counseling, Foreclosure Prevention, https://youtu.be/I03zi331RrU Stopping Wage Garnishment, Student Loan Bankruptcy, stopping Vehicle Repossession, Mortgage Loan Modification, and Debt Settlement through chapter 13. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0g9QA7SRkhQX7Ri0NEE6nw Credit counseling starts with the parent and may include intermediaries later in life empowered by the individual debtor to act on their behalf to negotiate with creditors and resolve debt that is beyond a debtor’s ability to pay. Credit counseling is a generic name and is not a brand name owned or controlled by any agency or company. Consumer credit counseling services are provided by attorneys, accountants, finance and tax professionals, for-profit, and non-profit credit counseling companies. Regulations on credit counseling and credit counseling agencies varies by country and sometimes within regions of the countries themselves. In the United States, individuals filing Chapter 13 bankruptcy are required to receive counseling from a designated credit counseling agency.
Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria 00:03:20 1 Etymology 00:04:01 2 History 00:04:10 2.1 Early (500 BC – 1500) 00:05:39 2.2 Middle Ages (1500–1800) 00:08:42 2.3 British Nigeria (1800–1960) 00:12:34 2.4 Independent Federation and First Republic (1960–1966) 00:14:11 2.5 Civil war (1967–1970) 00:16:20 2.6 Military juntas (1970–1999) 00:20:34 2.7 Democratisation (1999–) 00:23:19 3 Government and politics 00:26:39 3.1 Law 00:27:40 3.2 Foreign relations 00:30:44 3.3 Military 00:32:12 4 Geography 00:36:14 4.1 Environmental issues 00:38:40 4.2 Administrative divisions 00:39:28 5 Economy 00:42:26 5.1 Agriculture 00:43:25 5.2 Oil 00:45:23 5.3 Overseas remittances 00:46:16 5.4 Services 00:47:06 5.5 Nigeria Air 00:47:58 5.6 Mining 00:48:26 5.7 Manufacturing and technology 00:50:04 5.8 Government satellites 00:54:00 6 Society 00:54:09 6.1 Demographics 00:57:02 6.2 Ethnic groups 00:58:58 6.3 Languages 01:01:28 6.4 Religion 01:07:15 6.5 Health 01:10:11 6.6 Education 01:11:20 6.7 Tertiary education 01:13:21 6.8 Crime 01:16:56 7 Tourism 01:21:44 8 Culture 01:21:52 8.1 Literature 01:23:07 8.2 Media 01:23:15 8.3 Music and film 01:27:30 8.4 Cuisine 01:28:05 8.5 Sport 01:30:55 9 Social issues 01:31:16 9.1 Human rights 01:33:02 9.2 Strife and sectarian violence 01:35:25 9.3 Media representation 01:36:18 9.4 Women 01:37:32 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria ( (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affa ...
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Beijing | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beijing 00:04:44 1 Etymology 00:06:46 2 History 00:06:55 2.1 Early history 00:08:21 2.2 Early Imperial China 00:12:06 2.3 Ming dynasty 00:15:46 2.4 Qing dynasty 00:17:49 2.5 Republic of China 00:20:10 2.6 People's Republic of China 00:24:34 3 Geography 00:27:50 3.1 Cityscape 00:27:59 3.2 Architecture 00:32:13 3.3 Climate 00:34:43 3.4 Environmental issues 00:36:48 3.4.1 Air quality 00:44:14 3.4.1.1 Readings 00:45:52 3.4.2 Dust storms 00:46:44 4 Politics and government 00:47:57 4.1 Administrative divisions 00:48:40 4.1.1 Towns 00:49:46 4.2 Judiciary and procuracy 00:51:26 4.3 Diplomatic missions 00:52:04 5 Economy 00:53:14 5.1 Sector composition 00:55:41 5.2 Economic zones 00:59:39 6 Demographics 01:04:42 7 Culture 01:08:09 7.1 Places of interest 01:15:07 8 Religion 01:16:36 8.1 Chinese folk religion and Taoism 01:19:16 8.2 Buddhism 01:22:59 8.3 Islam 01:24:32 8.4 Christianity 01:27:52 9 Media 01:28:02 9.1 Television and radio 01:28:58 9.2 Press 01:30:14 10 Sports 01:30:23 10.1 Events 01:33:29 10.2 Venues 01:34:25 10.3 Clubs 01:35:12 11 Transportation 01:35:41 11.1 Rail and high-speed rail 01:38:49 11.2 Roads and expressways 01:42:31 11.3 Air 01:45:42 11.4 Public transit 01:48:41 11.5 Taxi 01:50:57 11.6 Bicycles 01:52:38 12 Defence and aerospace 01:54:57 13 Nature and wildlife 01:58:25 14 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. Listen on Google Assistant through Extra Audio: https://assistant.google.com/services/invoke/uid/0000001a130b3f91 Other Wikipedia audio articles at: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wikipedia+tts Upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts Speaking Rate: 0.7022696887090343 Voice name: en-US-Wavenet-B "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Beijing (, nonstandard ; Mandarin pronunciation: [pèi.tɕíŋ] (listen)), formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.Beijing is an important world capital and global power city, and one of the world's leading centers for politics, economy and business, finance, education, culture, innovation and technology, architecture, language, and diplomacy. A megacity, Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies and houses the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world, as well as the world's four biggest financial institutions. It is also a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport has been the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic since 2010, and, as of 2016, the city's subway network is the busiest and second longest in the world. Combining both modern and traditional architecture, Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a rich history dating back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for most of the past eight centuries, and was the largest city in the world by population for much of the second millennium A.D. Encyclopædia Britannica notes that "few cities in the world have served for so long as the political headquarters and cultural center of an area as immense as China." With mountains surrounding the inland city on three sides, in addition to the old inner and outer city walls, Beijing was strategically poised and developed to be the residence of the emperor and thus was the perfect location for the imperial capital. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls ...
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Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria ( (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. However, it currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.
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Auburn Coach Wife Kristi Malzahn Agrees with Match & eHarmony: Men are Jerks
 
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My advice is this: Settle! That's right. Don't worry about passion or intense connection. Don't nix a guy based on his annoying habit of yelling "Bravo!" in movie theaters. Overlook his halitosis or abysmal sense of aesthetics. Because if you want to have the infrastructure in place to have a family, settling is the way to go. Based on my observations, in fact, settling will probably make you happier in the long run, since many of those who marry with great expectations become more disillusioned with each passing year. (It's hard to maintain that level of zing when the conversation morphs into discussions about who's changing the diapers or balancing the checkbook.) Obviously, I wasn't always an advocate of settling. In fact, it took not settling to make me realize that settling is the better option, and even though settling is a rampant phenomenon, talking about it in a positive light makes people profoundly uncomfortable. Whenever I make the case for settling, people look at me with creased brows of disapproval or frowns of disappointment, the way a child might look at an older sibling who just informed her that Jerry's Kids aren't going to walk, even if you send them money. It's not only politically incorrect to get behind settling, it's downright un-American. Our culture tells us to keep our eyes on the prize (while our mothers, who know better, tell us not to be so picky), and the theme of holding out for true love (whatever that is—look at the divorce rate) permeates our collective mentality. Even situation comedies, starting in the 1970s with The Mary Tyler Moore Show and going all the way to Friends, feature endearing single women in the dating trenches, and there's supposed to be something romantic and even heroic about their search for true love. Of course, the crucial difference is that, whereas the earlier series begins after Mary has been jilted by her fiancé, the more modern-day Friends opens as Rachel Green leaves her nice-guy orthodontist fiancé at the altar simply because she isn't feeling it. But either way, in episode after episode, as both women continue to be unlucky in love, settling starts to look pretty darn appealing. Mary is supposed to be contentedly independent and fulfilled by her newsroom family, but in fact her life seems lonely. Are we to assume that at the end of the series, Mary, by then in her late 30s, found her soul mate after the lights in the newsroom went out and her work family was disbanded? If her experience was anything like mine or that of my single friends, it's unlikely. And while Rachel and her supposed soul mate, Ross, finally get together (for the umpteenth time) in the finale of Friends, do we feel confident that she'll be happier with Ross than she would have been had she settled down with Barry, the orthodontist, 10 years earlier? She and Ross have passion but have never had long-term stability, and the fireworks she experiences with him but not with Barry might actually turn out to be a liability, given how many times their relationship has already gone up in flames. It's equally questionable whether Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw, who cheated on her kindhearted and generous boyfriend, Aidan, only to end up with the more exciting but self-absorbed Mr. Big, will be better off in the framework of marriage and family. (Some time after the breakup, when Carrie ran into Aidan on the street, he was carrying his infant in a Baby Björn. Can anyone imagine Mr. Big walking around with a Björn?)
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Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria 00:03:20 1 Etymology 00:04:01 2 History 00:04:10 2.1 Early (500 BC – 1500) 00:05:39 2.2 Middle Ages (1500–1800) 00:08:42 2.3 British Nigeria (1800–1960) 00:12:34 2.4 Independent Federation and First Republic (1960–1966) 00:14:11 2.5 Civil war (1967–1970) 00:16:20 2.6 Military juntas (1970–1999) 00:20:34 2.7 Democratisation (1999–) 00:23:19 3 Government and politics 00:26:39 3.1 Law 00:27:40 3.2 Foreign relations 00:30:44 3.3 Military 00:32:12 4 Geography 00:36:14 4.1 Environmental issues 00:38:40 4.2 Administrative divisions 00:39:28 5 Economy 00:42:26 5.1 Agriculture 00:43:25 5.2 Oil 00:45:23 5.3 Overseas remittances 00:46:17 5.4 Services 00:47:07 5.5 Nigeria Air 00:47:59 5.6 Mining 00:48:27 5.7 Manufacturing and technology 00:50:05 5.8 Government satellites 00:54:00 6 Society 00:54:09 6.1 Demographics 00:57:03 6.2 Ethnic groups 00:58:59 6.3 Languages 01:01:28 6.4 Religion 01:07:16 6.5 Health 01:10:11 6.6 Education 01:11:20 6.7 Tertiary education 01:13:22 6.8 Crime 01:16:57 7 Tourism 01:21:44 8 Culture 01:21:53 8.1 Literature 01:23:07 8.2 Media 01:23:15 8.3 Music and film 01:27:31 8.4 Cuisine 01:28:06 8.5 Sport 01:30:56 9 Social issues 01:31:16 9.1 Human rights 01:33:03 9.2 Strife and sectarian violence 01:35:26 9.3 Media representation 01:36:19 9.4 Women 01:37:33 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria ( (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affa ...
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Portugal | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Portugal Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Portugal (Portuguese: [puɾtuˈɣal]), officially the Portuguese Republic (Portuguese: República Portuguesa [ʁɛˈpuβlikɐ puɾtuˈɣezɐ]), is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe. It is bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments. Portugal is the oldest state on the Iberian Peninsula and one of the oldest in Europe, its territory having been continuously settled, invaded and fought over since prehistoric times. The Pre-Celts, Celts, Carthaginians and Romans were followed by the invasions of the Visigoths and Suebi Germanic peoples. Portugal as a country was established during the Christian Reconquista against the Moors who had invaded the Iberian Peninsula in 711 AD. Despite attempts at independence since its foundation as a county in 868, only after the Battle of São Mamede in 1128, where Portuguese forces led by Afonso Henriques defeated forces led by his mother, Theresa of Portugal, the County of Portugal affirmed its sovereignty and Henriques styled himself Prince of Portugal. He would later be proclaimed King of Portugal at the Battle of Ourique in 1139 and was recognised as such, by neighbouring kingdoms, on the Treaty of Zamora, in 1143.In the 15th and 16th centuries, Portugal established the first global empire, becoming one of the world's major economic, political and military powers. During this period, today referred to as the Age of Discovery, Portuguese explorers pioneered maritime exploration, notably under royal patronage of Prince Henry the Navigator and King John II, with such notable voyages as Bartolomeu Dias' sailing beyond the Cape of Good Hope (Cabo da Boa Esperança) (1488), Vasco da Gama's discovery of the sea route to India (1497–98) and the European discovery of Brazil (1500). During this time Portugal monopolized the spice trade, and the empire expanded with military campaigns in Asia. However, events such as the destruction of Lisbon in a 1755 earthquake, the Industrial Revolution, the Seven Years' War, the country's occupation during the Napoleonic Wars, and the independence of Brazil (1822), erased to an extent Portugal's prior opulence.After the 1910 revolution deposed the monarchy, the democratic but unstable Portuguese First Republic was established, later being superseded by the Estado Novo right-wing authoritarian regime. Democracy was restored after the Carnation Revolution in 1974, ending the Portuguese Colonial War. Shortly after, independence was granted to almost all its overseas territories. The handover of Macau to China in 1999 marked the end of what can be considered the longest-lived colonial empire.Portugal has left a profound cultural and architectural influence across the globe, a legacy of 300 million Portuguese speakers, and many Portuguese-based creoles. A member of the United Nations and the European Union, Portugal was also one of the founding members of NATO, the eurozone, the OECD, and the Community of Portuguese Language Countries. Portugal is a developed country with a high-income advanced economy and high living standards. It is the 4th most peaceful country in the world, and its state is the 15th most stable one, maintained under a unitary semi-presidential republican form of government. Additionally, the country ranks highly in terms of democracy (10th), social progress (20th), prosperity (25th), press freedom (14th), moral freedom (3rd), LGBTI rights (7th in Europe), ease of doing business (29th) and road network (2nd).
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Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria 00:03:20 1 Etymology 00:04:01 2 History 00:04:10 2.1 Early (500 BC – 1500) 00:05:39 2.2 Middle Ages (1500–1800) 00:08:42 2.3 British Nigeria (1800–1960) 00:12:34 2.4 Independent Federation and First Republic (1960–1966) 00:14:11 2.5 Civil war (1967–1970) 00:16:20 2.6 Military juntas (1970–1999) 00:20:34 2.7 Democratisation (1999–) 00:23:19 3 Government and politics 00:26:39 3.1 Law 00:27:40 3.2 Foreign relations 00:30:44 3.3 Military 00:32:12 4 Geography 00:36:14 4.1 Environmental issues 00:38:40 4.2 Administrative divisions 00:39:28 5 Economy 00:42:26 5.1 Agriculture 00:43:25 5.2 Oil 00:45:23 5.3 Overseas remittances 00:46:16 5.4 Services 00:47:06 5.5 Nigeria Air 00:47:58 5.6 Mining 00:48:26 5.7 Manufacturing and technology 00:50:04 5.8 Government satellites 00:54:00 6 Society 00:54:09 6.1 Demographics 00:57:02 6.2 Ethnic groups 00:58:58 6.3 Languages 01:01:28 6.4 Religion 01:07:15 6.5 Health 01:10:11 6.6 Education 01:11:20 6.7 Tertiary education 01:13:21 6.8 Crime 01:16:56 7 Tourism 01:21:44 8 Culture 01:21:52 8.1 Literature 01:23:07 8.2 Media 01:23:15 8.3 Music and film 01:27:30 8.4 Cuisine 01:28:05 8.5 Sport 01:30:55 9 Social issues 01:31:16 9.1 Human rights 01:33:02 9.2 Strife and sectarian violence 01:35:25 9.3 Media representation 01:36:18 9.4 Women 01:37:32 10 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria ( (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of ancient and indigenous kingdoms and states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affa ...
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Timeline of events in the Cold War | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Timeline of events in the Cold War 00:00:20 1 1940s 00:00:29 1.1 1945 00:03:05 1.2 1946 00:05:34 1.3 1947 00:07:58 1.4 1948 00:09:56 1.5 1949 00:12:10 2 1950s 00:12:19 2.1 1950 00:14:53 2.2 1951 00:16:33 2.3 1952 00:17:51 2.4 1953 00:19:08 2.5 1954 00:21:04 2.6 1955 00:22:48 2.7 1956 00:24:09 2.8 1957 00:25:34 2.9 1958 00:26:33 2.10 1959 00:27:46 3 1960s 00:27:55 3.1 1960 00:29:01 3.2 1961 00:30:59 3.3 1962 00:32:16 3.4 1963 00:33:25 3.5 1964 00:34:46 3.6 1966 00:35:09 3.7 1967 00:36:33 3.8 1968 00:37:28 3.9 1969 00:38:24 4 1970s 00:38:33 4.1 1970 00:39:17 4.2 1971 00:40:53 4.3 1972 00:42:01 4.4 1973 00:43:05 4.5 1974 00:43:34 4.6 1975 00:45:02 4.7 1976 00:45:34 4.8 1977 00:46:13 4.9 1978 00:46:40 4.10 1979 00:48:51 5 1980s 00:49:00 5.1 1980 00:49:42 5.2 1981 00:50:56 5.3 1982 00:52:00 5.4 1983 00:54:16 5.5 1984 00:55:30 5.6 1985 00:56:27 5.7 1986 00:57:31 5.8 1987 00:58:37 5.9 1988 00:59:53 5.10 1989 01:02:17 6 1990s 01:02:27 6.1 1990 01:03:10 6.2 1991 01:04:07 7 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= This is a timeline of the main events of the Cold War, a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western Bloc (the United States, its NATO allies and others) and powers in the Eastern Bloc (the Soviet Union, its allies in the Warsaw Pact and later the People's Republic of China).
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East Germany | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: East Germany Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= East Germany, officially the German Democratic Republic (GDR; German: Deutsche Demokratische Republik [ˈdɔʏtʃə demoˈkʁaːtɪʃə ʁepuˈbliːk], DDR) existed from 1949 to 1990, the period when the eastern portion of Germany was a state that was part of the Eastern Bloc during the Cold War. It described itself as a socialist "workers' and peasants' state", and the territory was administered and occupied by Soviet forces at the end of World War II—the Soviet Occupation Zone of the Potsdam Agreement, bounded on the east by the Oder–Neisse line. The Soviet zone surrounded West Berlin but did not include it; as a result, West Berlin remained outside the jurisdiction of the GDR. The German Democratic Republic was established in the Soviet zone, while the Federal Republic was established in the three western zones. East Germany was a satellite state of the Soviet Union. Soviet occupation authorities began transferring administrative responsibility to German communist leaders in 1948, and the GDR began to function as a state on 7 October 1949. However, Soviet forces remained in the country throughout the Cold War. Until 1989, the GDR was governed by the Socialist Unity Party (SED), though other parties nominally participated in its alliance organisation, the National Front of Democratic Germany. The SED made the teaching of Marxism–Leninism and the Russian language compulsory in schools.The economy was centrally planned and increasingly state-owned. Prices of housing, basic goods and services were set by central government planners rather than rising and falling through supply and demand; and were heavily subsidised. Although the GDR had to pay substantial war reparations to the USSR, it became the most successful economy in the Eastern Bloc. Emigration to the West was a significant problem – as many of the emigrants were well-educated young people, it further weakened the state economically. The government fortified its western borders and, in 1961, built the Berlin Wall. Many people attempting to flee were killed by border guards or booby traps, such as landmines. Several others were imprisoned for many years.In 1989, numerous social, economic and political forces in the GDR and abroad led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the establishment of a government committed to liberalisation. The following year, open elections were held, and international negotiations led to the signing of the Final Settlement treaty on the status and borders of Germany. The GDR dissolved itself, and Germany was reunified on 3 October 1990, becoming a fully sovereign state again. Several of the GDR's leaders, notably its last communist leader Egon Krenz, were prosecuted in reunified Germany for crimes committed during the Cold War. Geographically, the German Democratic Republic bordered the Baltic Sea to the north; Poland to the east; Czechoslovakia to the southeast and West Germany to the southwest and west. Internally, the GDR also bordered the Soviet sector of Allied-occupied Berlin, known as East Berlin, which was also administered as the state's de facto capital. It also bordered the three sectors occupied by the United States, United Kingdom and France known collectively as West Berlin. The three sectors occupied by the Western nations were sealed off from the rest of the GDR by the Berlin Wall from its construction in 1961 until it was brought down in 1989.
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Beijing | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Beijing 00:03:13 1 Etymology 00:04:36 2 History 00:04:44 2.1 Early history 00:05:44 2.2 Early Imperial China 00:08:15 2.3 Ming dynasty 00:10:42 2.4 Qing dynasty 00:12:06 2.5 Republic of China 00:13:41 2.6 People's Republic of China 00:16:38 3 Geography 00:18:49 3.1 Cityscape 00:18:57 3.2 Architecture 00:21:47 3.3 Climate 00:23:29 3.4 Environmental issues 00:24:56 3.4.1 Air quality 00:29:41 3.4.1.1 Readings 00:30:48 3.4.2 Dust storms 00:31:25 4 Politics and government 00:32:17 4.1 Administrative divisions 00:32:48 4.1.1 Towns 00:33:35 4.2 Judiciary and procuracy 00:34:45 4.3 Diplomatic missions 00:35:13 5 Economy 00:36:05 5.1 Sector composition 00:37:46 5.2 Economic zones 00:40:25 6 Demographics 00:43:53 7 Culture 00:46:13 7.1 Places of interest 00:50:55 8 Religion 00:51:57 8.1 Chinese folk religion and Taoism 00:53:46 8.2 Buddhism 00:56:16 8.3 Islam 00:57:11 8.4 Christianity 00:59:27 9 Media 00:59:36 9.1 Television and radio 01:00:16 9.2 Press 01:01:10 10 Sports 01:01:18 10.1 Events 01:03:26 10.2 Venues 01:04:05 10.3 Clubs 01:04:39 11 Transportation 01:05:02 11.1 Rail and high-speed rail 01:07:06 11.2 Roads and expressways 01:09:35 11.3 Air 01:11:43 11.4 Public transit 01:13:44 11.5 Taxi 01:15:18 11.6 Bicycles 01:16:26 12 Defense and aerospace 01:17:59 13 Nature and wildlife 01:20:23 14 See also Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Beijing (;Mandarin pronunciation: [pèi.tɕíŋ] (listen)), formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.Beijing is an important world capital and global power city, and one of the world's leading centers for politics, economy and business, finance, education, culture, innovation and technology, architecture, language, and diplomacy. A megacity, Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies and houses the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world, as well as the world's four biggest financial institutions. It is also a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport has been the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic since 2010, and, as of 2016, the city's subway network is the busiest and second longest in the world. Combining both modern and traditional architecture, Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a rich history dating back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for most of the past eight centuries, and was the largest city in the world by population for much of the second millennium A.D. Encyclopædia Britannica notes that "few cities in the world have served for so long as the political headquarters and cultural center of an area as immense as China." With mountains surrounding the inland city on three sides, in addition to the old inner and outer city walls, Beijing was strategically poised and developed to be the residence of the emperor and thus was the perfect location for the imperial capital. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates. It has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, and parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal – all popular locatio ...
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Nigeria | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Nigeria Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= The Federal Republic of Nigeria, commonly referred to as Nigeria ( (listen)), is a federal republic in West Africa, bordering Niger in the north, Chad in the northeast, Cameroon in the southeast, and Benin in the west. Its coast in the south is located on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean. The federation comprises 36 states and 1 Federal Capital Territory, where the capital, Abuja is located. Nigeria is officially a democratic secular country.Nigeria has been home to a number of kingdoms and tribal states over the millennia. The modern state originated from British colonial rule beginning in the 19th century, and took its present territorial shape with the merging of the Southern Nigeria Protectorate and Northern Nigeria Protectorate in 1914. The British set up administrative and legal structures whilst practicing indirect rule through traditional chiefdoms. Nigeria became a formally independent federation in 1960. It experienced a civil war from 1967 to 1970. It thereafter alternated between democratically elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999, with the 2011 presidential election considered the first to be reasonably free and fair.Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. With 186 million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. Nigeria has the third-largest youth population in the world, after India and China, with more than 90 million of its population under age 18. The country is viewed as a multinational state as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 250 different languages and are identified with a wide variety of cultures. The official language is English. Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims, who live mostly in the north. A minority of the population practice religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities. As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014. The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent. Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank; it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power. However, it currently has a "low" Human Development Index, ranking 152nd in the world. Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.
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Beijing | Wikipedia audio article
 
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This is an audio version of the Wikipedia Article: Beijing Listening is a more natural way of learning, when compared to reading. Written language only began at around 3200 BC, but spoken language has existed long ago. Learning by listening is a great way to: - increases imagination and understanding - improves your listening skills - improves your own spoken accent - learn while on the move - reduce eye strain Now learn the vast amount of general knowledge available on Wikipedia through audio (audio article). You could even learn subconsciously by playing the audio while you are sleeping! If you are planning to listen a lot, you could try using a bone conduction headphone, or a standard speaker instead of an earphone. You can find other Wikipedia audio articles too at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuKfABj2eGyjH3ntPxp4YeQ You can upload your own Wikipedia articles through: https://github.com/nodef/wikipedia-tts "The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing." - Socrates SUMMARY ======= Beijing (;Mandarin pronunciation: [pèi.tɕíŋ] (listen)), formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China, the world's third most populous city proper, and most populous capital city. The city, located in northern China, is governed as a municipality under the direct administration of central government with 16 urban, suburban, and rural districts. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast; together the three divisions form the Jingjinji metropolitan region and the national capital region of China.Beijing is an important world capital and global power city, and one of the world's leading centers for politics, economy and business, finance, education, culture, innovation and technology, architecture, language, and diplomacy. A megacity, Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies and houses the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world, as well as the world's four biggest financial institutions. It is also a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport has been the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic since 2010, and, as of 2016, the city's subway network is the busiest and second longest in the world. Combining both modern and traditional architecture, Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world, with a rich history dating back three millennia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for most of the past eight centuries, and was the largest city in the world by population for much of the second millennium A.D. Encyclopædia Britannica notes that "few cities in the world have served for so long as the political headquarters and cultural center of an area as immense as China." With mountains surrounding the inland city on three sides, in addition to the old inner and outer city walls, Beijing was strategically poised and developed to be the residence of the emperor and thus was the perfect location for the imperial capital. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates. It has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, and parts of the Great Wall and the Grand Canal – all popular locations for tourism. Siheyuans, the city's traditional housing style, and hutongs, the narrow alleys between siheyuans, are major tourist attractions and are common in urban Beijing. Many of Beijing's 91 universities consistently rank among the best in China, among which Peking University and Tsinghua University are ranked in the top 60 universities of the world. Beijing CBD is a center for Beijing's economic expansion, with the ongoing or recently completed construction of multiple skyscrapers. Beijing's Zhongguancun area is known as China's Silicon Valley and a center of innovation and technology entrepreneurship.
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