David Moyes LEAVES West Ham: Hammers promise new boss announced within 10 days

West Ham had hoped that Moyes would stay on as manager for next season with David Gold stating on Monday that he “enjoyed working with him”. But they are now on the lookout for a new boss with the club confirming they have come to a mutual decision for Moyes to leave. West Ham held […]

Coco bonds have not lived up to their promise

DURING the financial crisis, Western governments poured hundreds of billions of dollars into their banks to avert collapse. The search for ways to avoid future bail-outs started before the turmoil ended. One of the niftiest proposals was the “contingent convertible” (coco) bond, which turns into equity when the ratio of a bank’s equity to risk-weighted […]

Real Madrid news: Chelsea and Man Utd target Gareth Bale secures transfer promise – report

Bale has been linked with a move away from Real Madrid after an injury-plagued 18 months that has seen him fall out of favour. Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham are all reportedly interested in securing his signature. Former Spurs star Bale is eager to return to the Premier League, according to Spanish publication Don Balon. […]

White House: US and France promise a ‘strong, joint response’ on Syria after suspected chemical attack

Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Sunday and agreed to coordinate a “strong, joint response” on Syria. Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria is suspected of using chemical weapons that killed at least 40 civilians and injuring hundreds more on Saturday. Macron previously declared Syria’s use of chemical weapons a […]

Take a bow, Brad! Thorn delivering on Reds promise

NEW warhead Caleb Timu has saluted the grit of rookie flyhalf Hamish Stewart in Buenos Aires where he delivered the Reds’ first victory overseas since 2015. Desperate, spirit-infused defence plus a dominant scrum and lineout were the bedrock to the 18-7 upset of the Jaguares. Take a bow Brad Thorn! The novice coach promised a […]

OrbusVR shows the promise of MMOs in VR

As someone that grew up playing MMOs like EverQuest, Minions of Mirth (an obscure indie one), Runescape, Guild Wars, and more, a high-quality VR MMO is one of my ultimate dream games. Anime like .hack//sign and Sword Art Online have done their part to instill the excitement around the concept and now with consumer VR […]

The Promise of Indoor, Hurricane-Proof ‘Vertical’ Farms

Federico Marques feared the worst for his farm as he watched live coverage of Hurricane Harvey ravaging fields across the Gulf Coast and inundating every pocket of Houston. Marques was trapped at home during Harvey and could only monitor his crops from his couch, anxiously viewing footage from the farm’s single working indoor camera. “We […]

‘We must get this done’: Liberals stick to First Nations water promise amid new boil-water advisories

As part of its goal to end long-term boil water advisories for First Nations reserves, the federal government has added nearly 250 more drinking water systems to its list of those eligible for public monies, meaning it will have to address many more advisories than it originally intended.