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Dubai World Proposes Rescue Plan For City Center

Dubai World has put forward a plan to save the financially troubled City Center project. The proposal requires that the billions of dollars necessary to complete the project be pledged.  Dubai World is Dubai’s government owned investment agency.  They partnered with MGM Mirage to develop the City Center Project, and recently sued MGM Mirage in order to protect its $4.3 billion investment if MGM Mirage goes into bankruptcy. Dubai World’s proposal would require Dubai World, MGM Mirage, and investors to come up with $3 billion to avoid a construction slowdown in the $8.6 billion City Center resort and casino project. MGM’s financial situation has worsened and last month Dubai World did not contribute its half of the $200 million construction payment

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Ancient Kition

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Known to be the source of the city of Larnaca, the site of the Ancient Kition is considered sacred and full of ancient history. The ruins of the city date back almost 3000 years, and is considered by locals to be the birthplace of Zeno the philosopher and also the bishop Lazarus, Larnaca’s patron saint. Visitors can see the ruins and sites of many shrines and ancient temples, the remains of what i...

City Wall and Gate

City Wall and Gate

Sanaa, Yemen

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Alliance Francaise

Alliance Francaise

Johannesburg, South Africa

The Alliance hosts contemporary South African and international art exhibitions, usually by solo artists. Exhibitions are solicited through proposals.   Address: 17 Lower Park Drive, Parkview Telephone: +27 (0)11 646 1169 Website: http://www.alliance.org.za/  ...

Republic Square

Republic Square

Almaty, Kazakhstan

Address: downtown Almaty Republic Square is the largest open public space in the city, flanked by impressive modern edifices on every side. The square is reminiscent of the tragic events of December 1986, when several Kazakh students were killed while protesting. Since the capital was shifted to Astana, the square has been largely renovated. It has been landscaped to a great degree, and new ...