A former employee of Crown Casino who spent a month in a Chinese jail cell alongside prostitutes and drug dealers claims the business engineered a sophisticated scheme to bring big time gamblers to Australia. Jenny Jiang was one of 19 employees arrested after Crown's alleged attempts to lure big spenders to their Melbourne and Perth casinos prompted a Chinese government anti-corruption operation in October 2016. In a scathing interview with 60 Minutes as part of a six month joint investigation with The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, Ms Jiang claimed the multi-million dollar casino company was concerned more with profits than with employee welfare. Despite warnings from the Chinese government that they were being monitored, Ms Jiang said when she approached her employers, they promised her she was not doing anything illegal. She said 'money was more important than the staff' for Crown, as they were willing to jeopardise her safety - and that of other local … [Read more...] about Whistleblower lifts the lid on how Crown Casino lured high-rollers to lose $10million in 15 minutes – in saga that landed her and 18 others in a Chinese jail
The week after the Manchester Arena bombing in which 22 died and hundreds were injured, several men in their 20s and early 30s arrived in the city to view its aftermath for themselves. But unlike the many others who visited the site to leave flowers and cards, the men – members of the banned far-right terrorist group National Action – had not come to pay their respects. “They went not to condemn the bombing or pay tribute to the victims of the jihadi bomber,” said Matthew Collins of the anti-fascist campaign group Hope Not Hate. “They went to admire his work. That is what the police don’t understand. They may look like a bunch of skinny schoolboys in the main, but they carry with them an absolutely horrendous death wish.” That the Observer learned of this macabre gathering is thanks to a disaffected former member of the group who blew the whistle on its activities, a move that last week led to the jailing of Christopher Lythgoe, 32, and … [Read more...] about How whistleblower thwarted neo-Nazi plot against Labour MP
CRISTIANO RONALDO will face no charges after an accusation of rape from Kathyrn Mayorga. The football superstar, 34, had vehemently denied the allegations, labelling them "fake news" after he was filmed "dancing intimately" with her hours before the alleged assault in 2009. Lawyers announced in July that they "declined to prosecute" 10-year-old claims against Ronaldo because the allegations "cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt". Who is Kathryn Mayorga? The 34-year-old alleges the £100million Portuguese footballer raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room a decade ago. Ronaldo has always strongly denied the claims — calling them "fake news" — and says the sex was consensual. The alleged rape is said to have happened in the early hours of June 13, 2009.At the time of the alleged attack, Ronaldo, then 24, was in Las Vegas on holiday with his brother-in-law and cousin. Budding model Ms Mayorga, then 25, was working in Rain nightclub, inside the … [Read more...] about Who is Kathryn Mayorga? Cristiano Ronaldo rape accuser and what allegations has she made?
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Sunday President Donald Trump likes a plan to dump illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities and Democrats have said they want them there so the proposal could give 'everybody' a win. 'The president likes the idea and Democrats have said they want these individuals into their communities so let's see if it works and everybody gets a win out of it,' she said on ABC's 'This Week.' The president confirmed the policy last week, which he said he was 'strongly' considering, after the Washington Post reported on the plan to send immigrants in custody to the district of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said President Trump likes a plan to dump illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities President Donald Trump said he if the cities want more people he'll give them more Trump also made clear he intends to target the immigrants in U.S. custody in the home-states and districts of his political rivals … [Read more...] about ‘Everybody gets a win out of it’: Sarah Sanders said Trump likes plan to dump illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities and Democrats want them there
US Democrats unveiled two charges, known as articles of impeachment, against US President Donald Trump on Tuesday. The articles of impeachment are for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. This officially makes Trump the third president in history to face impeachment. At a hearing on Monday, four months after a whistleblower sparked an investigation into Trump and alleged political pressure on Ukraine, Democrats said there was abundant evidence he had committed bribery, abused his power and obstructed the investigation. "President Trump's persistent and continuing effort to coerce a foreign country to help him cheat to win an election is a clear and present danger to our free and fair elections and to our national security," said Daniel Goldman, counsel for the Democrats. Republicans dismissed the move as another attempt to politically undermine the president ahead of next year's elections. Read more: Donald Trump impeachment inquiry has Ukraine, Zelenskiy in … [Read more...] about US Democrats announce two articles of impeachment against Donald Trump