South African white woman gets prison for racist rant

South African white woman gets prison for racist rant

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A white woman in South Africa has been sentenced to prison for a racist rant against a black police officer who was trying to help her after a robbery. Vicki Momberg on Wednesday was given a three-year sentence, though one year was suspended on condition that she does not repeat the crime. […]

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia to build world's biggest solar farm

SoftBank and Saudi Arabia to build world's biggest solar farm

The farm, which could cost $200 billion, is the latest effort by Saudi Arabia to increase its access to renewables and reduce its dependence on oil. The kingdom has had renewable energy on the agenda for some time now, but it was only last year that ministers in the country implemented plans for the first […]

Newly-discovered planet is hot, metallic and dense as Mercury

Newly-discovered planet is hot, metallic and dense as Mercury

K2-229 b is a Super Earth exoplanet. Its mass is 2.59 Earth, it takes 0.6 days to complete one orbit of its star, and is 0.012 AU from its star. Credit: NASA A hot, metallic, Earth-sized planet with a density similar to Mercury – situated 339 million light years away — has been detected and […]

ANALYSIS: Turkey reconciles with Erbil to maximise military gains

ANALYSIS: Turkey reconciles with Erbil to maximise military gains

Iraqi and Turkish soldiers at the Habur border gate between Turkey and Iraq in October (Reuters) ISTANBUL, Turkey – The Turkish government has taken the first steps towards ending its economic isolation of the Kurdish Regional Government in northern Iraq, hoping that in response a grateful Erbil will help drive out PKK fighters from the […]

Europe's Booming, but Investors Aren't Making a Cent

Europe's Booming, but Investors Aren't Making a Cent

Europe’s economic boom and its increasingly stable politics have fulfilled investors’ deepest wishes over the last year. All bar one: European stocks haven’t made them a single euro. In the past 12 months, the Stoxx Europe 600 has delivered a 1% loss in local-currency terms, accounting for both share-price appreciation and dividends, compared with a 14% total […]

This is KILLING Your forehand (BIG MISTAKE!) | TENNIS FOREHAND

This is KILLING Your forehand (BIG MISTAKE!) | TENNIS FOREHAND

Forehand myths debunked: Former Top 100 ATP Pro, Jeff Salzenstein, is exposing 3 common myths that could be crippling your forehands potential. Most players make at least 1 of these 3 mistakes… Do you? https://goo.gl/AJi5dj Is there something off with your forehand, and you are not 100% sure what is causing it? Well today i […]

The Travel Brands that Are on the Rise in 2018

The Travel Brands that Are on the Rise in 2018

China’s travel brands saw impressive growth on this year’s Brandz Chinese brand rankings. Photo: Shutterstock Chinese travel brands saw impressive growth last year, according to Brandz latest rankings of the top 100 Chinese brands. Much like last year, Ctrip was the big winner in the Brandz rankings in terms of growth among travel brands. The […]

Our View: Prison program offers model for slowing spread of opioid epidemic

Our View: Prison program offers model for slowing spread of opioid epidemic

In 2017, while drug overdose deaths set records across the country, they began to recede in Rhode Island. How did the small state buck such a powerful trend? By providing to some of its most vulnerable residents the treatment proven most successful in saving lives. In 2016, the Rhode Island Department of Corrections began screening […]

The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018

The best family days out in the UK for spring 2018

NEW OPENINGS Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland It may date back to around AD122 but that doesn’t mean this landmark is immune from a makeover. The biggest news for this year is the £1.3m restoration and reopening of Birdoswald, the military fort near Housesteads. It now has lots of hands-on exhibits for kids, including an interactive Roman […]