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wood building in the U.S. approved for construction


Wood construction may find new life in taller buildings based on this new technology. Timber is becoming an increasingly attractive construction material thanks to advances in wood-binding technologies. This week, city officials in Portland, Oregon, approved a construction permit for the United States’ first all-wood high-rise. The developer is set to begin …

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President Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate Muslim travel ban

President Donald Trump’s administration asked the US Supreme Court on Thursday to reinstate its temporary ban on travelers from six Muslim majority nations despite repeated setbacks in the lower courts. In its filing, the government asked the top US court to rule on the legal standing of Trump’s order, appealing …

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Boarding Pass Scanner wants to compensate you for a delayed or canceled flight


There are few things more annoying than a delayed or canceled flight, but Boarding Pass Scanner wants to provide you with some silver lining — compensation. If time is money, and you lose time because of a delayed or canceled flight, it seems only natural that you gain money to …

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laptop ban could be about to get a whole lot worse for plane passengers


If you fly into or out of the U.S. and usually use a laptop during your journey, any extension of the ban is going to affect you. The U.S.-imposed ban preventing plane passengers on certain U.S.-bound flights from taking electronic devices larger than a mobile phone into the cabin could be …

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15 Best Countries For Business in Africa


The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost any sector. Based no Forbes‘ list, we have compiled Africa’s …

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WHO spends more on travels than on AIDS, TB, malaria combined: Report

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is splashing money on travel far more than it does on three crucial diseases that it continues to fight. The combined financial commitments it made to AIDS, TB and malaria in 2016 stood at $191m, $71, $61 and $59m respectively. Yet, the WHO – which …

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