God, ethics and credit default swaps
Kenneth Hayne's focus on the ethical failings in Australia's financial system echoes the efforts by Pope Francis to call out the allegedly immoral activity in global financial markets by high-frequency traders and speculators in complex interest rate derivatives. There are uncanny parallels between the impact of the Hayne inquiry and the international response to a…
Sam Quek: Female athletes should be able to look good without being sexualised
Great Britain's women won a first ever Olympic hockey gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympic GamesSam Quek was part of the Great Britain women's hockey team that won gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Here she talks about the challenges that women face in the media's portrayal of female athletes on and off…
Spain tourist boat fire: ‘Several injured’ after vessel bursts into flames near island in Galicia
At least seven people have been injured after¬†tourist boat burst into flames in northwest Spain, according to local media. It came after the catamaran, which was carrying nearly 50 people,¬†collided with another boat off the island of Toxa, Europa Press reported. Many passengers reportedly threw themselves into the sea as the Civil Guard and boats…
Ian Paisley suspended from DUP over failure to declare holidays paid for by Sri Lankan government
Ian Paisley has been suspended from the Democratic Unionist Party after he was found to have breached parliamentary rules over a luxury trip paid for by the Sri Lankan government. The decision by the DUP comes after MPs supported a punishment for Mr Paisley that recommended he be suspended for 30 sitting days. During his…
Some good news for Democrats: Their odds to win the House are above 50% for the first time, top forecaster says
Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, speak about the Omnibus budget deal during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, March 22, 2018. For the first time this cycle, a leading elections forecaster has given…