S. Africa Reserve Bank Warns of Price Risks as It Holds Key Rate

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June leading economic index up; no economic slowdown seen

June leading economic index up; no economic slowdown seen

The composite of the Leading Economic Index was up 0.2% in June following a revised flat reading in May, the Conference Board said Thursday. The coincident index gained 0.3% in June after a downwardly revised 0.1% rise in May, first reported as a 0.2% increase, while the lagging index grew 0.3% in June, after an […]

Meghan Markle news: Samantha Markle to appear in Celebrity Big Brother?

Meghan Markle news: Samantha Markle to appear in Celebrity Big Brother?

Meghan Markle’s sister, Samantha, has rarely been out of the headlines this year.  And in light of the headlines, she could make a shock appearance in Celebrity Big Brother 2018.  This year’s theme has been revealed as “eye of the storm” and could focus on figures who have found themselves in the middle of a media […]

Brittany Lincicome Will Play Golf Against the Men: Where's the Fuss?

Brittany Lincicome Will Play Golf Against the Men: Where's the Fuss?

The lack of resistance to Lincicome, an eight-time L.P.G.A. Tour winner with two major titles, seems to reflect the overall gains made by women in the sporting arena since 2003. The signs of progress — equal prize money in tennis Grand Slam events, Danica Patrick leading the Indianapolis 500 on the way to a fourth-place […]

America needs humility before pushing Middle East solutions

America needs humility before pushing Middle East solutions

Aaron David Miller, vice president at the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and former American Middle East negotiator commented during the Syrian civil war, “I wonder…what would have happened had US efforts succeeded in negotiating an Israeli-Syrian peace agreement… Had we succeeded, the results might have been catastrophic for Israel and for the US.” […]

This is the New Hottest Beach Destination in Europe

This is the New Hottest Beach Destination in Europe

From the craggy English seashore to the sun-kissed beaches of Croatia, Europe has some pretty stellar coastline. But where, exactly, is the absolute best place to set up your beach towel? According to the World Travel Awards—sort of like the Oscars for the travel industry—it’s not Nice or Ibiza or Santorini, but another Greek locale […]

Travel Marquette seeking to feature local artists

Travel Marquette seeking to feature local artists

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – Travel Marquette features several local artists in their downtown office monthly. Stella Larkin is just one of this month’s featured artists. Larkin specializes in taking odds and ends that might otherwise have little use.And making a unique statement out of them. Many of her pieces use materials like drift wood and […]

Manhattan doctor convicted in oxycodone prescription case

Manhattan doctor convicted in oxycodone prescription case

https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Manhattan-doctor-convicted-in-oxycodone-13086762.php Updated 5:45 pm PDT, Wednesday, July 18, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors say an 82-year-old Manhattan doctor has been convicted of illegally dispensing thousands of opioid prescriptions to patients, one of whom died of an overdose two days after a visiting the doctor. A Brooklyn jury on Wednesday found Dr. Martin Tesher guilty […]