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VisitScotland Target Emerging Women’s Golf Travel Market

As the country readies itself to play host to the 2019 Solheim Cup, Scotland’s national tourist organization has launched the world’s first female destination focused golf campaign. The Gleneagles Resort near Perth will play host to the biennial match this September when a worldwide TV audience will watch the best of Europe’s women’s golfers take on their American counterparts. Scotland ...

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Jordan’s Arab Bank 2018 profit jumps 54 pct after legal win

AMMAN: Jordan’s largest lender, Arab Bank Group, said 2018 net profit jumped 54 percent to $820.5 million after transferring $325 million in surplus provisions it had put aside after the bank settled a major legal case. Operational profit rose 8 percent, the bank said in a statement on Saturday. Total deposits rose to $34.3 billion compared with $33.8 billion in ...

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UK weather: temperatures to plummet again on Saturday night

Thousands of people have been trapped, delayed and had their journeys disrupted by heavy snow that swept across parts of the UK, as forecasters warned more severe weather was on the way over the weekend. Scotlandcould see lows of minus 16C (3.2F) over Saturday night into Sunday as the cold snap continues, the Met Office said. Hundreds of motorists were stranded ...

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Brazil: shocking video captures moment of deadly dam collapse

A week after the deadly collapse of a mining dam in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, dozens paid tribute to the 110 victims killed and 238 who are still missing, while newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in its path. A ceremony was held at the site of the ...

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Venezuela crisis: Why US sanctions on will hurt

The United States announced sanctions this week that are intended to produce the most damage possible to the government of President Nicolás Maduro: the oil sector and its state company, PDVSA. Up until now White House executive orders were only targeting government officials and certain sectors of the economy. Now new sanctions will finally hurt the one sector that is ...

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Health minister says no 2-tier health care planned for province

The Ontario government’s transformation of the health-care system will not include two-tier care, private hospitals or making patients pay for more services out of pocket, the health minister said Friday. Christine Elliott did a round of interviews to clarify the Progressive Conservative government’s position a day after she repeatedly refused to rule out further health system privatization at a hastily ...

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Grandsons’ health at risk if grandpa ate well in his youth

A new Swedish study shows that what grandfather ate in his youth impacts mortality two generations later. If grandpa had access to an abundance of food in the years immediately before puberty, his grandsons were found to have an increased risk of cancer. This connection existed only along the male lineage. The researchers’ results are similar to the previous, smaller ...

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How can a vegan diet improve your health?

In a recent study, researchers have compared the effects of a plant-based meal with those of a meal that includes animal-derived products on a person’s health. The study concludes that vegan meals may help a person stay healthy and manage weight gain. In the United States, approximately 93.3 millionpeople live with obesity, and over 100 millionhave diabetes or prediabetes. A key factor in the development ...

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Health and traditional African belief systems

Last week The Star newspaper in its front page ran an article that a 15 year old Grade 10 pupil from Sunward Park High School in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni experienced victimisation and discrimination at school as a result of her wearing traditional African beads at school after she had undergone training in 2018 as a traditional healer. On her return this ...

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Millennial couple cuts commute and keeps lifestyle close by

Mary Llaneta can easily walk to one of her nursing jobs from her new home in Seton. When the 27-year-old and her 33-year-old digital marketer husband, Brandon Potts, were looking to purchase their first detached home, a key pre-requisite was a walkable, convenient location. “Spending your life in your car decreases happiness, and the amount of time we would have ...

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