NSFAS defends cash for books, citing financial freedom

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme NSFAS has defended its decision to provide students with cash allowances for textbooks saying the move will give the students financial freedom. Earlier in , NSFAS changed the manner in which it disburses the student book allowance of up to R,, from a ring-fenced system that allowed funds only…

SEO for Creatives: What Designers, Artists, Photographers & Writers Need to Know

If you’re a new business owner, a creative entrepreneur, or unfamiliar with what’s going on in search engine optimization, SEO can seem intimidating. After all, it’s your small business wrestling to get to the top of Google search engine results. But it doesn’t have to be that way. If creatives and SMBs focus on a…

Know This Before Buying American Finance Trust, Inc

Is American Finance Trust, . NASDAQ:AFIN a good dividend stock? How can we tell? Dividend paying companies with growing earnings can be highly rewarding in the long term. If you are hoping to live on your dividends, it s important to be more stringent with your investments than the average punter. Regular readers know we…

The Best Sisal, Jute, and Abaca Rugs, According to Interior Designers

Rugs made of natural fibers like sisal and jute can be a great way to give any space a “tropical, or beachy” feel, according to Porter Hovey of Hovey Design. But they’re not just attractive because of their ability to make any room Hamptons-esque — Hovey also notes that rugs like this are also more…

Dollar Towers Above Rivals, Posing Fresh Threats to Financial Markets

A  prolonged dollar rally is pressuring U.S. corporate earnings, hitting commodity prices and threatening to deepen a selloff in emerging markets. The U.S. currency has continued to grind higher this year despite an escalating trade fight with China and broadsides from President Trump, who has complained that the dollar’s strength is curbing growth. Last month,…

Foundation Medicine Names Priti Hegde, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer

Foundation Medicine, . today announced the appointment of Priti Hegde, Ph.D., as chief scientific officer, effective August , . Dr. Hegde will oversee clinical product development, cancer genomics, and early stage research, as well as regulatory and quality assurance, to accelerate advancement of the Company’s leading comprehensive genomic profiling portfolio. She will assume scientific leadership…

Slow Medicine: Advocating for New PrEP Recommendations

New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force USPSTF recommend offering pre-exposure prophylaxis PrEP for the prevention of HIV infection in persons at high risk of HIV acquisition. The new recommendations received a category A endorsement — indicating that there is high certainty that the net benefit is substantial. Despite advances both in the…

Object & Thing launches in New York as alternative to traditional art and design fairs

A former Frieze artistic director has established a new art and design fair in New York that offers exhibitors fewer restrictions and lower prices. Object & Thing took place at Scott in Brooklyn s East Williamsburg neighbourhood last weekend, coinciding with major events TEFAF and Frieze. Established by Abby Bangser, who was previously artistic director of Frieze…

The same casino games — a different reality

After playing casino games in a real casino, you get used to the game tables, croupiers and strangers around you. A playful atmosphere, lets you enjoy your time. Land based casinos are like portals to escape from gloomy surroundings and fight boredom. Having in mind the fun that land based casinos create, no wonder why…