by | September 29, 2017 | 03:27

Brand South Africa , the agency set up to promote the country's economic activities overseas, on Thursday expressed concern at South Africa's poor performance in the 2017-2018 World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (WEF GCI).According to Brand SA, the country now ranks 61 out of 137 economies assessed in the annual survey published here.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:55

The Jones Act , enacted after World War I, requires that ships traveling from one USA port to another must be American-flagged vessels with US crews. An assessment by the DHS showed there was "sufficient capacity" of USA -flagged vessels to move commodities to Puerto Rico, spokesman Gregory Moore said in a statement to Reuters and NBC News.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:40

Rehnquist of the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1980 term. Mr Justice Clarke warned that it was "abundantly clear" the workload of the individual judges of the Court of Appeal was "beyond what can reasonably be expected". Chief Judge Joseph Lee of the state Court of Appeals , who said he had been practicing law or serving as a judge for more than 40 years, said he was still nervous participating in the event with the U.S.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:24

ET. The plan calls for doubling the standard deduction, now $6,300 for single filers and $12,600 for most married couples. I think the president is giving us the leadership we need to get the country back on the right track. Too many people are struggling in America today. "The idea that this plan would help average Americans instead of the wealthy and big corporations has been a hoax all along", Frank Clemente, executive director of Americans for Tax Fairness said in a statement .

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:10

Kim Kardashian slammed Caitlyn Jenner for her comments about her late father Robert Kardashian Sr. Kim also responded to rumors that her half sister Kylie Jenner is also with child, which was first reported on Friday night.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:06

His remarks were reported by The Washington Post , which cautioned that the Pentagon has yet to confirm the decision. The security adviser did not specify what strategic assets will be deployed here but South Korean officials usually define this as nuclear-powered submarines, long-range nuclear-capable bombers and stealth warplanes.

by | September 29, 2017 | 02:05

But shipping companies already have aid and supplies either waiting at the port to be delivered - or held up at ports on the USA mainland. Senior Trump administration officials offered a vigorous defense of the federal response to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico at a pair of White House briefings Thursday, even as they acknowledged the long road ahead for the US territory.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:48

During a meeting with President Moon Jae-in on Thursday, national security adviser Chung Eui-yong said he expected Pyongyang to act around October 10 and 18, but gave no details. But officials are anxious to prevent a humanitarian crisis in North Korea amid fears it could spill across the border into China. Since the North's latest nuclear test, countries have taken measures against the reclusive state, including the expulsion of North Korean diplomats.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:40

Over the last week, Donald Trump called the North Korean leader a "rocket man" at the United Nations before the North's foreign minister said his comments were a declaration of war. However, the rhetoric has been ratcheted up well beyond normal levels recently, raising fears that a miscalculation by either side could have massive repercussions.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:35

The order, sent in an email seen by CNN, said domestic flights operated by Iraqi airlines were exempt from the decision. It has given the KRG until Friday to hand over control of its global airports or face a ban on direct worldwide flights to and from the Kurdish region.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:26

While no NHL player has knelt during the national anthem to date, Jets teammates Blake Wheeler and Jacob Trouba and Lightning forward J.T. Brown have expressed their support for the demonstrations in the NFL and Major League Baseball brought on by President Donald Trump's controversial comments.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:24

But the DHS had declined to waive the Jones Act earlier this week to assist Puerto Rico's recovery from Hurricane Maria, claiming that there were enough American ships to respond to the island's needs , according to The Washington Post . The act allowed only ships manned by the U.S. to carry goods and passengers from one USA port to another. The shipping law formally called the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 was enacted to nurture a small but growing US shipping industry.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:16

In Wednesday's speech, Abadi called for the Kurdish Regional Government to "hand over control of all border crossings and oil revenues", the BBC reports. "We believe all the disputable issues that exist between the federal authorities of Iraq and the leadership of the Kurdish Autonomous Region can and should be resolved through constructive and respectful dialogue created to work out a mutually acceptable formula for coexistence within a single Iraqi state" the statement added.

by | September 29, 2017 | 01:13

An interim coach and athletics director will be named within 48 hours, Postel said. There is language in Pitino's contract that says if he is to be fired for cause, he gets 10 days' notice and will have a chance to contest the decision.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:38

Former President Obama said dropping his oldest daughter Malia off at college was a very hard moment for him as a father, comparing it to "open-heart surgery". While thanking his friend for his appearance at the event and sharing such a personal story about fatherhood, Biden joked, "Mr. President, you've been a great friend".

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:28

Trump has suggested he might seek to renegotiate the nuclear deal or abandon it. Tehran had claimed that it had successfully launched a new type of medium-range missile, hours after the projectile was displayed during a military parade in the Iranian capital .

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:29

Lieutenant Aaron Knarr of the California Highway Patrol's Santa Fe Springs office told LAist on Wednesday that, "the officer that investigated the crash concluded that the driver was under the influence after field sobriety tests". Army portrait. Jailhouse records list Verduzco as being held on $100,000 bail. The family killed in the crash had not been identified by late afternoon, but CHP officials indicated they were from Riverside.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:23

Park rangers and search and rescue personnel visited the scene, using a helicopter to assess the damage. Gediman said crews were working to transport the injured person to a hospital. Yosemite Valley and the park records about 80 rockfalls per year - though many more rockfalls go unreported, officials said. Craziest thing ever witnessed a rock slide on El Capitan.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:20

The director of the Michigan State Police has apologized for sharing a post on her Facebook page that called NFL players protesting during the national anthem "degenerates". Conyers - who is also the longest-serving active member of Congress and the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees law enforcement matters across the USA - added that the post "raise (s) practical concerns about her ability to enforce the laws of our state and country".

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:04

NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) is another stock that is grabbing investors attention these days. About 293,925 shares traded. In the last quarter, insiders have purchased 2,550 shares of company stock valued at $96,496. The stock has "Hold" rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, June 13. Robert W. Baird has "Outperform" rating and $21 target. The firm has "Hold" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Friday, September 22.

by | September 29, 2017 | 00:01

The use of drones by terrorist groups has become a "real problem" and they will "imminently" be deployed to target American civillians, law enforcement chiefs warned this week. "They are relatively easy to acquire, relatively easy to operate, and quite hard to disrupt and to monitor". Rasmussen explained that counterterrorism agencies are working to understand the tactics and techniques terror groups may use when carrying out drone attacks.

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:59

Part of a growing trend for self-marriage, or " sologamy ", in the world, the ceremony had no legal status, BBC News reported. "If one day I find a man with whom I can plan a future, I'll be happy", she said. In Japan, a travel agency began offering bridal ceremonies for single women in 2014, while a website in the United States called I Married Me offers self-wedding kits.

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:51

Embattled Trump administration health affairs chief Tom Price on Thursday said he would reimburse the government for the cost of his seat on more than two dozen pricey private jet trips he took on the taxpayers' time - and vowed that he would not take any more such charter flights in the future.

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:30

The ban on citizens from traveling to North Korea until further notice, announced by the foreign ministry (Wismaputra), was unsurprisingly publicized by Malaysian authorities within the wider context of escalating tensions on the Korean Peninsula rather than as a product of just bilateral ties alone.

by | September 28, 2017 | 23:23

The two other schools recognized this year are Colliers Primary School in Brooke County and Flemington Elementary School in Taylor County. "Being named a National Blue Ribbon school is a prestigious achievement and this award couldn't be more deserved".