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A Myrtle Beach 'girls trip' spawned an iconic Lowcountry business & 'years of therapy'

It happened sometime in the late 1980s — 1987, maybe — during a spring "girls trip" to Myrtle Beach and, while it wouldn't be the first bad decision ever made in Horry County, Ginger Pickens, Sheree Morris and Pam Gouty were about to choose a path that would take them on a three-decade journey of ribbing and regret.
 

Panthers spoil Bruins' bid for top seed in East

Roberto Luongo came off the bench to shut down Boston in the third period, and the Florida Panthers dashed the Bruins' hopes of getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs with a 4-2 win Sunday night. The Bruins trailed Tampa Bay by a point heading into the regular-season finale but....

North Korea tells US that Kim Jong Un ready to discuss nukes

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's government has communicated with the United States to say that leader Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss his nuclear weapons program with President Donald Trump, officials said Sunday, increasing the likelihood that the unprecedented summit will actually occur.

Greek town ritually burns Judas as Orthodox celebrate Easter

ERMIONI, Greece (AP) — As Orthodox Christians around the world celebrated Easter on Sunday, a town on Greece's Peloponnese peninsula observed the holy day by burning an effigy of Judas at sea. The ritual burning of Judas is a custom also observed by Roman Catholics in parts of Latin America as a....

Syrian news agency reports missile attack

BEIRUT (AP) Missiles struck an air base in central Syria early Monday, its state-run news agency reported. Although the agency said it was likely "an American aggression," U.S. officials said the U.S. had not launched airstrikes on Syria. The missile attack followed a suspected poison gas attack....

Obesity among Asia-Pacific children is a growing health crisis - researchers

Obesity rates among children in Asia-Pacific are rising at a rapid rate, and more action is needed to encourage healthier lifestyles and ease pressure on fledgling healthcare systems, researchers said. The number of overweight children under five rose 38 percent between 2000 and 2016 in the region,....

Maybank cautiously optimistic about loan growth target

PREMIUM Private lender Maybank Indonesia expects to grow its loans by double digits this year amid better projection on demand for credit despite seeing a rather soft performance last year.The publicly listed lender, a local unit of Malaysian banking giant Maybank Group, forecasts that its lending would grow by 10 percent to Rp 137.

Police cuts ‘likely contributed’ to rise in violent crime, leaked report reveals The Guardian

© Getty Images A street in Hackney, London, where Israel Ogunsola, 18, was murdered on 4 April this year. Government cuts to the police “may have encouraged” violent offenders and have “likely contributed” to a rise in serious violent crime, leaked Home Office documents have revealed.

UK says Russian request for meeting over Skripal case is diversionary tactic Press Association

By David Hughes and David Wilcock, Press Association 1 day ago. This site uses cookies for analytics, personalized content and ads. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. (Wochit News) A Russian request for a meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss the nerve agent attack on former....

Home secretary vows to make Britain's streets safe Sky News

© Reuters A forensic investigator recovers a knife at a crime scene The Government "must do whatever it takes" to make Britain's streets safe, as she launches a new crackdown on violent crime, the Home Secretary says. Amber Rudd will set out priorities for the £40m Serious Violence Strategy,....

Yeni Safak: ‘Turkey’s Ovaköy border crossing with Iraq must be opened urgently’

Baghdad. Turkey’s Ovaköy border crossing with Iraq must be opened immediately in a bid to find an alternative to the Fishkhabur gate currently being used by Washington to supply weapons to terrorists from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Syria, according to a prominent Iraqi politician, Yeni Safak reports.

Meeting Skillsets for Biopharmaceutical Production

In a collaboration between Emerson and Ireland’s National Institute of Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), automation software and systems valued at USD 1 million (approximately €820,000) will help to train next-generation workers on the latest technologies designed to optimise pharmaceutical production.

Aditya Sinha: Ministries of utmost incompetence

It has been clear from the start that Modi's cabinet is filled with talentless wonders; nonetheless, he has to enact a reshuffle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Pic/AFP. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is out of action for the next few months. He needs a kidney transplant and will need to recuperate without having to worry about work.

Nepal-India ties harmonious, says PM Oli

Kathmandu, April 8. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli today said his state visit to India was successful in making Nepal-India relations harmonious. Stating that every issue related to Nepal-India relations had been raised during talks with the Indian side, Oli said any pending issue would be solved through constructive dialogue.

Grammy award winner, Gerald Albright, Dolapo Osinbajo feature at World Jazz fiesta

By Chris Onuoha. The Nigeria version of United Nations Educa-tional Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO World International Jazz Festival 2018 will hold on Sunday April 29 at the Eko Hotels & Suites, Lagos, and leading the array of stars in this jazz carnival will be the famous Grammy award winning jazz maestro, Gerald Albright.

Why we converted 48 modern bus stops to commercial platforms — Ondo govt

By Dayo Johnson. A KURE —AS a way of shoring up its Internally Generated Revenue, IGR, the Ondo State government has converted all the 48 modern bus stops constructed by the immediate past administration to platforms for advertising of products, services, and political campaigns. Ondo State governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

FG orders EFCC, ICPC to probe breaches of Public Procurement Act

ABUJA—The Federal Government has ordered Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Ofences Commission, ICPC, to investigate cases of infractions against the Public Procurement Act, 2007, with the hope of punishing any civil servant found to have colluded with contractors to subvert the Act.

Glendale police searching for missing elderly man

Glendale police were searching for 81-year-old Alex Markarian, who went missing April 8, 2018. (Photo courtesy Glendale Police Department) Glendale police are asking for the public’s help in locating an elderly man who went missing in the city Sunday morning. According to a statement, 81-year-old Alex Markarian was last seen at 9 a.

Researchers: Family, friends should know safe sleep practices for baby, too

Almost every other developed country has made strides in eradicating sleep-related, unexpected infant deaths, but the U.S. still struggles with a higher-than-average rate. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2015 — the most recent year the data were available — about 3,700 babies in the U.

Dozens reported killed in suspected Syria gas attack

A chemical attack on a rebel-held town in eastern Ghouta has killed dozens of people, medical services reported, and Washington said the reports - if confirmed - would demand an immediate international response. A joint statement by the medical relief organization Syrian American Medical Society....

As deadline for closing island nears, Boracay's workers worry about their livelihood

Along the shores of Philippines' top holiday island, Boracay, businesses like massage parlors, souvenir stalls, tattoo shops and boat rentals are still thriving while tourists bask in the sun on the powdery white sand, but not for long. Workers in Boracay, the Philippines' most popular tourist....

FEMA maps lack up-to-date information on flood risk

“It's not good news that there are many more people, many more buildings and much more property in harm's way from flooding, but it is useful information,” says Kris Johnson, associate director for science and planning for the Nature Conservancy. “It’s important that people know.

Dun Laoghaire News

8th April 2018 Dublin Bay Following Afloat.ie photos showing the damage to the West Pier at Dun Laoghaire after Storm Emma, this weekend's low tide and calm seas revealed further evidence of the pressing need for repair works to the Pier's roundhead. Damage to the… 5th April 2018 INSS The Irish....

Malcolm Turnbull insists Coalition is still behind him after 30th Newspoll loss

has said he still regrets making 30 lost Newspolls the marker to roll Tony Abbott but maintains he has the confidence of his colleagues “and no one is suggesting I don’t”. The prime minister’s detractors have been counting down to the loss of the 30th consecutive Newspoll since Turnbull used the....

Hungarian populist Orban wins new term, party super majority

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said his "decisive" re-election victory and the super majority in parliament his right-wing populist party appeared to have won Sunday were "an opportunity to defend Hungary." Critics said they feared Orban will use his third consecutive term and the Fidesz....

The Latest: Syrian news agency reports missile attack

12:30 a.m. The U.N. Security Council is planning to meet in emergency session on Monday to discuss a suspected poison gas attack in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, the last foothold for the Syrian opposition. Opposition activists and local rescuers say at least 40 people died, including families found in their homes and shelters.

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

First responders entering apartments in Douma late Saturday said they found bodies collapsed on floors, some foaming at the mouth. The opposition's Syrian Civil Defense rescue organization said the victims appeared to have suffocated. Trump warns Assad: 'Big price to pay' for fatal Syria attack.

- Palestinian journalist Yaser Murtaja fatally shot by Israeli forces, RSF calls for investigation

Palestinians carry journalist Yaser Murtaja, shot in the abdomen by the Israeli military while wearing a clearly marked press jacket in a demonstration, east of Khan Yunis, Gaza, 6 April 2018. This statement was originally published on on 7 April 2018. rsf.

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Telstra has announced its new in-home Wi-Fi coverage booster and 30-day NBN satisfaction guarantee, with CEO Andy Penn saying current pricing is 'unsustainable' for retailers. 39 minutes ago by NBN has launched its fibre-to-the-curb network, with around 1,000 premises in Coburg, Melbourne, and....

Telstra CEO Penn pushes NBN customer satisfaction

(Image: Telstra) Telstra CEO Andy Penn has said Australia's incumbent telecommunications carrier is focused on ensuring the quality of its National Broadband Network (NBN) connections for customers, with the chief executive emphasising his "strong view that wholesale service standards are regulated" in terms of both speeds and pricing.

Calipari and Krzyzewski might admire Villanova’s formula, but can they follow it?

And Fraschilla saw a potential downside should Calipari abandon the one-and-done model. “If Kentucky had the 11th-best recruiting class in the country, Kentucky fans would assume they lost the recruiting season regardless of whether those guys turned out to be great college players,” he said.
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