Audit of WSU athletics finds widespread mismanagement, possible football attendance inflation

Audit of WSU athletics finds widespread mismanagement, possible football attendance inflation

An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home football attendance figures and the improper distribution of free tickets to football games. SPOKANE — An internal audit has found extensive mismanagement within the budget-challenged Washington State athletic department, including the possible inflation of home […]

Vivo Energy closes biggest Africa-focused IPO in a decade

Vivo Energy closes biggest Africa-focused IPO in a decade

Vivo Energy has closed the book on what will be the biggest Africa-focused initial public offering since 2005 in a flotation that values the petrol station and retail chain at slightly more than £2bn. The listing breaks a drought of African-focused IPOs and is the first significant float since Seplat, a Nigerian oil and gas […]

Hilton says planning to triple hotels in Middle East

Hilton says planning to triple hotels in Middle East

Hilton has unveiled an expansion plan for the Middle East, which will see the company triple its portfolio to over 120 hotels in the coming years. Today, Hilton operates 41 properties across the region but has a further 81 hotels signed with local partners and investors, the majority of which are expected to open by […]

One-Hour Flight From Singapore Is World's Busiest Overseas Route

One-Hour Flight From Singapore Is World's Busiest Overseas Route

A one-hour flight linking one of the smallest countries on the planet with its next-door neighbor is the world’s busiest international route. Planes made 30,537 trips between Singapore and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur in the 12 months to February, according to a report by OAG Aviation Worldwide Ltd. That’s the equivalent of 84 flights […]

Fast Europe Open: eurozone services PMIs, retail sales

Fast Europe Open: eurozone services PMIs, retail sales

Edward White in Taipei May 4, 2018 Print this page Argentina raised interest rates for the second time in a week after more than $5bn of central bank intervention failed to stop a steep fall in the peso, highlighting the intensifying pressure on emerging market currencies in recent weeks. The country’s central bank on Thursday […]

Current Players To Join Alumni For Raiders Foundation “Celebrity Swing” To Support Veterans Village

Current Players To Join Alumni For Raiders Foundation “Celebrity Swing” To Support Veterans Village

Current Raiders players will join an esteemed list of Raiders Alumni that incudes Pro Football Hall of Famers, Raiderettes and other Raiders personalities at the Raiders Foundation’s inaugural signature fundraising event, “Celebrity Swing,” on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Topgolf Las Vegas. Thanks to our title sponsors – Hatchet […]

US accuses Chinese of pointing laser at their pilots

US accuses Chinese of pointing laser at their pilots

Image copyright MOD Image caption The US and China both have military bases in Djibouti The US has formally complained to China over several incidents of its pilots being irritated by lasers it says are coming from a Chinese base in Djibouti. The Pentagon said it had asked China to investigate what it called “very […]

Japan, China, South Korea finance leaders warn of rising trade protectionism

Japan, China, South Korea finance leaders warn of rising trade protectionism

MANILA (Reuters) – Finance leaders of Japan, China and South Korea on Friday warned of the risks of protectionism and agreed to ensure open and rule-based multilateral trade. FILE PHOTO – Police officers are seen in front of a cargo ship with containers at a port in Qingdao, Shandong province, China April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer […]

Block 5 Falcon 9 rolled to launch pad for static fire test

Block 5 Falcon 9 rolled to launch pad for static fire test

Derek Richardson May 4th, 2018 The first Falcon 9 Block 5 rolls up the ramp at Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Photo Credit: Elon Musk / Instagram CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first Block 5 variant of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket has been rolled up the ramp at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch […]

Auburn grads with rare eye cancer desperate for life-saving study

Auburn grads with rare eye cancer desperate for life-saving study

by Andrew Donley and Emma Simmons Allyson Allred lost an eye due to ocular melanoma. (Courtesy of the Allred family) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —  1992 Auburn graduate Allyson Allred has suffered with ocular melanoma for the past 17 years. She’s had her eye removed, multiple liver ablations, and many other treatments. Now, she’s battling a brain […]