Tag Archives: 2012

Maya calendar

From Wikipedia The Maya calendar is a system of calendars used in pre-Columbian Mesoamerica, and in many modern communities in highland Guatemala[1] and in Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. The essentials of the Maya calendar are based upon a system which had been in common use throughout the … Continue reading

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2012: The Day After Tomorrow?

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Best and Worst Jobs Rated 2012

By Victoria Brienza The world is going digital, and Software Engineers who can help with that transformation are reaping the benefits. Their pay is great, hiring demand for their skills is through the roof, and working conditions have never been … Continue reading

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Europe Job Losses Accelerate on AstraZeneca-to-PepsiCo Cuts

By Thomas Black – Feb 14, 2012 GMT+8 Global companies from NEC Corp. (6701) to PepsiCo Inc. (PEP) andAstraZeneca Plc (AZN) are chopping jobs more than three times faster than in 2011 as they brace for recession in Europe and a slowdown in China. Announced workforce … Continue reading

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Singapore Economy Shrinks Less Than Estimated

By Shamim Adam and Andrea Tan – Feb 16, 2012 11:49 AM GMT+0800 Singapore’s economy shrank less than initially estimated last quarter as a surge in pharmaceutical production supported manufacturing at the year end. Gross domestic product fell an annualized 2.5 percent … Continue reading

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With job spurt, US economy races ahead of Europe

The latest surge in US job creation suggests the world’s biggest economy is gathering momentum — in contrast with the recession taking hold in parts of Europe. Analysts said that in the United States, where the economy added 243,000 net … Continue reading

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A Lunar New Year’s Story: Gong Hey Fat Choy

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2012 Phenomenon

The 2012 phenomenon comprises a range of eschatological beliefs according to which cataclysmic or transformative events will occur on December 21, 2012.[1][2][3][4] This date is regarded as the end-date of a 5,125-year-long cycle in the Mesoamerican Long Count calendar. Various astronomical alignments and numerological formulae have been … Continue reading

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