Mohammed bin Salman and a murderous web of lies
"Oh what a tangled web we weave/when first we practice to deceive," are lines often attributed to Shakespeare that were, in fact, written in 1808 by the great Scottish bard Sir Walter Scott. But how well they describe the tangled web Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman (known as MBS) has woven and now caught…
Banking royal commission: Former CBA chairman David Turner refuses to hand back fees
Former Commonwealth Bank chairman David Turner refused to return 40 per cent of his director's fees when asked by the board, a demand that was never made public, the banking royal commission has heard. CBA chairman Catherine Livingstone said Mr Turner, her predecessor, was asked to relinquish the fees in response to the failures of…
Fernando Alonso: The Ferrari years and the championships that got away
Fernando Alonso: the F1 great who couldn't catch a break - part three of five Luca Di Montezemolo was Ferrari president throughout Fernando Alonso's time with the team, and he remembers him, Michael Schumacher and Niki Lauda as "the three best drivers I have seen in the Ferrari team". "What I appreciated about Fernando is…
Apple’s weaker outlook a ‘flagship event’ for markets
Apple's downbeat sales outlook is shaping up as a turning point for markets, with one fund manager calling it a "flagship event". The technology giant warned at the start of the month that sales for the final quarter of the year would miss Wall Street expectations, which Apple's chief executive Tim Cook blamed on weakness…
Malaria progress stalls, new report says
Progress against eradicating malaria seems to have stopped, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. The number of malaria cases fell from 239 million in 2010 to 217 million in 2016. But then the number of cases jumped to 239 million. The disease is still clearly a danger – especially to those…