ING and Danske Bank are in the spotlight for their handling of dirty money

A LINGERIE trader, a building-materials supplier and two fruit-and-vegetable importers are all accused of laundering hundreds of millions of euros through their accounts with ING, a big Dutch bank, between 2010 and 2015. Its accounts were also used by a telecoms company, VimpelCom (now VEON), to pay $ 55m in bribes in order to operate […]

Mature, battle-tested Barrett ready for spotlight of Duke basketball

MISSISSAUGA, Ont., — Canadian basketball phenom R.J. Barrett has seemingly always played at a level ahead of most guys his age. As a 17-year-old, the six-foot-seven swingman won tournament MVP honours en route to Canadian gold at the FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup in July 2017. And this past June, the 18-year-old fit right in during […]

Google’s latest VR Spotlight story watches you

Google’s latest interactive Spotlight Story has an unusual twist… namely, it’s watching you. The Piggy VR experience uses six-degrees-of-freedom movement tracking to have a pig respond to your gaze as its namesake character is tempted by a cake. Stare at Piggy and the porcine protagonist will look back with annoyance, guilt or surprise while trying […]

The Royal wedding has Windsor properties under the spotlight – how is it for locals?

It’s not just any prince who is getting married – it’s their neighbour’s grandson. “Everybody knows that as far as the Queen is concerned the castle is home; she’s a neighbour to everybody and there’s a lot of warmth towards her,” says Chris Littler, branch manager of Windsor’s The Frost Partnership estate agents. The Queen’s […]

Winnipeg's Joe Morrow thrust into spotlight after Game 1 heroics

Funny how things work out sometimes in the sporting world. With all the young stars and proven veterans in the Winnipeg Jets lineup, it was unheralded defenceman Joe Morrow who delivered the franchise’s first playoff victory in its history with a late game-winning goal in the Jets’ 3-2 victory over the Minnesota Wild in Game 1 of their first-round […]

Spotlight: The reporters who shone a light on scandal

The award-winning film told the true story of The Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team – the oldest continuously operating newspaper investigative journalist unit in the United States. The movie showed how the Church and officials had turned a blind eye to child sex abuse for some three decades in the Boston area. Journalists painstakingly investigated cases […]

Super W Spotlight: Can champion Waratahs do it again?

THE inaugural Super W women’s rugby competition kicks off on Saturday with a grudge match between the Reds and Waratahs at Brisbane’s Suncorp Stadium, with the Force then hosting the Rebels at Perth’s Cottesloe Rugby Club on Sunday. Fox Sports will be showing every game of the five team tournament, which runs for five weeks […]

As Brier shakes up format, curling's next wave prepares to enter national spotlight

Greg Smith claims he packed approximately 400 pieces of gum as he prepared to travel to Regina for this year’s Tim Hortons Brier. It’s a habit he picked up from former world and Tournament of Hearts champion Colleen Jones, one that the 21-year-old skip representing Newfoundland and Labrador at the Canadian men’s curling championship believes […]