Westpac whistleblower reports poor risk culture and coverups to APRA
A Westpac risk manager claims to have been ignored and bullied for raising red flags on alleged shortcomings on a technology project at the bank. The Westpac staff member, who requested anonymity and has reported the matter to the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority and SafeWork NSW, said his treatment was an example of a poor…
Jamal Khashoggi’s editor says Saudi story is a ‘coverup,’ not an explanation
Washington Post global opinion editor Karen Attiah participates in a discussion at the Hoover Institution Oct. 18, 2018 in Washington. (Photo: Alex Wong, Getty Images) The Washington Post editor who worked with Jamal Khashoggi is not buying the story from Saudi officials who say the columnist died during an altercation at Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. …
Thai street food sellers battle Bangkok’s clearance campaign
Bangkok, Thailand - Every evening Bangkok's Khaosan Road comes alive as bars open, blaring music to tourists and Thais on the hunt for cheap eats and drink. Mobile food carts clog the arteries of the famed backpacker strip. Bangkok has been crowned as the number one city in the world for street food. The Queen…
Cold war between China and US should chill local investors
The former deputy director of the Central Intelligence Agency, Mike Morell, tells a great story about what it's like to live with personal security following you around every second of the day. "It's fun for about a week," the 33-year CIA veteran says. But the novelty wears off, and family life becomes, well, a bit…
LA Lakers Show a Little Too Much Fight in LeBron James’ Home Debut
Marcio Jose Sanchez/Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Staples Center was abuzz with a playoff atmosphere as LeBron James made his Lakers' home debut. L.A. Live and the downtown streets were packed, with a majority of the people seemingly wearing James' No. 23 jersey. The media presence was closer to that of a Western Conference Finals game…