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Sri Lanka to conserve climate-friendly mangroves ecosystem
Technology
Published in 26-7-2016
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PAMBALA LAGOON, Sri Lanka (AP) Sri Lanka's government and environmentalists are working to protect tens of thousands of acres of mangrove forests the seawater-tolerant trees that help protect and build landmasses, absorb carbon from the environment and reduce the impact of natural disasters like tsunamis. Government forces destroyed forests during the country's nearly 26-year civil wa ...>>
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Cologne cathedral hires lawyer to stop Pokemon hunters
Technology
Published in 26-7-2016
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BERLIN (AP) The Catholic Church has hired a lawyer to tackle a plague of "Pokemon Go" players invading Cologne Cathedral. Local daily Express reported Tuesday that the church decided to take legal action after the virtual reality game's manufacturers didn't react to requests to exclude the ancient building from "Pokemon Go." The newspaper quoted the dean, Robert Kleine, as saying that " ...>>
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Report: Baylor officials did nothing after being notified of assaults
Technology
Published in 26-7-2016
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According to an alleged victim of multiple assaults by an ex-football player, Baylor coach Art Briles and university president Ken Starr did nothing after being informed.

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People in Business
Business
Published in 26-7-2016
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Simon, a global retail real estate company, announced the appointment of Christopher Lane as director of marketing and business development for The Galleria. James Madget joins Patrinely Group as senior vice president and will lead the firm's mechanical, electrical, plumbing, fire protection and control system innovation initiatives.
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Nassau Bay retail center changes hands
Business
Published in 26-7-2016
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Griffin Partners has sold the Nassau Bay Town Square shopping center near NASA Johnson Space Center. The center is fully-leased with Jimmy Johns, Five Guys, Berkeley Eye Center and Texas Citizens Bank among its tenants. JLL handled the sale and arranged $12.9 million in financing through Wells Fargo for the acquisition.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Business
Published in 26-7-2016
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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Sugar Land’s Imperial Market development signs first retail tenants
Business
Published in 26-7-2016
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Imperial Market has signed new tenants. Alamo Drafthouse Cinema will open a 55,000-square-foot theater with nine-screens. Other tenants signed so far are Schilleci's New Orleans Kitchen, The Guild Bar, Mia Bella, The Company Town, Frost Gelato and Vino & Vinyl. Transwesterns is handling leasing.

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Houston's unemployment rate rises with oil downturn
Economy
Published in 26-7-2016
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The unemployment rate in the Houston area rose in January to 4.8 percent, the Texas Workforce Commission reported Friday, as job losses in the oil and gas sector continued to take their economic toll. Education and health services, leisure and hospitality, and manufacturing all added to the workforce January, the commission said.
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Houston added jobs in February
Economy
Published in 26-7-2016
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The greater Houston area added 10,100 new jobs last month, with gains in industries related to construction, health care, retail and hospitality. Texas saw gains in health-care employment, service jobs, trade, transportation and utilities, while jobs in producing goods dropped.
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Seven Houston companies make Fortune Global 500 list
Economy
Published in 26-7-2016
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Seven Houston-based companies earned spots on the Fortune Global 500 ranking of the world's biggest companies by revenue, even as sales fell sharply for all but one. Fortune, which ranks the companies by revenue in 2015 or their latest fiscal year, noted lower sales were the norm on this year's list. A slowdown in China's economy and sustained low oil prices were factors in the ...>>

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The unique -- often hidden -- perks offered by your credit card
Economy
Published in 26-7-2016
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"The credit card marketplace is so competitive that banks are trying to bend over backwards to keep their customers and attract new ones," said Matt Schultz, senior industry analyst at CreditCards.com.

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8 things that will be more expensive in August
Economy
Published in 26-7-2016
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As the summer season starts to wind down, you'll find plenty of discounts from retailers that are trying to clear their shelves. But that doesn't mean you're going to score a great deal on everything you see.

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With trade deadline a week away Astros in talks with several teams
Sports
Published in 26-7-2016
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While there still remain places for improvement, the Astros have - at least for now - helped taken care of needing a bat. The team agreed on a five-year contract worth $47.5 million with touted Cuban infielder Yulieski Gurriel, who is currently working out at the Astros' spring training facility in Kissimmee, Fla., until his work visa is approved.

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Karolyis OK sale of ranch complex to USA Gymnastics
Sports
Published in 26-7-2016
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USA Gymnastics said Monday it has agreed to purchase from Bela and Martha Karolyi the 36.2-acre portion of the Karolyi Ranch in the Sam Houston National Forest that includes training and housing operations for the women's national team. The transaction was not unexpected; Bela Karolyi, the former longtime gymnastics coach of world or Olympic champions Mary Lou Retton, Dominique Moceanu, Kerr ...>>
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez talks numbers with team
Sports
Published in 26-7-2016
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The Yankees sabermetrics team told him about all of these encouraging numbers recently, he said. They were all more positive things for Rodriguez to mention than the storyline of the day involving him: He was not in the Yankees' lineup, despite Houston starting lefty Dallas Keuchel.

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