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Thai cave where rescue of boys and coach unfolded may become tourist attraction

Thai cave where rescue of boys and coach unfolded may become tourist attraction

World
It may be the most famous cave in the world and could soon become Thailand's biggest tourist attraction. The underground maze where the dramatic rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach unfolded might be made into a sightseeing destination, Thai officials said Tuesday. "In this crisis situation, today, I don't want to talk about work, but I think the Thai people, we are lucky that we are going to have a world-class tourist attraction," Chongklai Woraponsathron, Thailand's deputy head of national parks, said during a news conference Tuesday. He said the final decision to turn the cave into a must-see travel site would be up to the Thailand Department of Natural Resources. But Woraponsathron floated the idea, assuming that people from around the world who have been following the sto...
Tomorrow's Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Tomorrow's Cities: Will the bike become an urban must-have?

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device Cities around the world are turning to the bicycle to help solve congestion and pollution issues, as urbanisation increasingly puts pressure on traditional infrastructure.Fifteen years ago there were just four bike-sharing schemes in cities around the world, but now there are close to 1,000.Most require you to pick up and leave a bike at a designated area, but new "dockless" schemes from China are coming to cities around the world - and proving controversial. The first public bike-sharing scheme, Velib, launched in Paris in 2007, attracted 20 million users in its first year.As well as the obvious environmental benefits, it brought considera...
Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger offered the chance to become the highest paid manager in the world by Chinese club – reports

Arsenal FC news: Arsene Wenger offered the chance to become the highest paid manager in the world by Chinese club – reports

Sports
No wonder Wenger is smiling with that offer...Friday, April 27, 2018Outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been offered the chance to become the highest-paid manager in the world by a club in China, according to reports.The offer from the Far East, which is said to be the biggest he has received so far, is said to be worth more than the £24-million-a-year Marcello Lippi earns as manager of the Chinese national team.Mirror Sport understand Wenger would prefer a move to either France or Spain but the chance to earn significantly more than the £8-million-a-year he is on at the moment could convince him otherwise.The report goes on to say Wenger would like a club with a project where he can nurture players and help them grow.Paris Saint-Germain are rumoured to be very interested in Wenger,
Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

Your local post office could become a bank if this bill passes

Finance
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., is proposing legislation aimed at putting an end to current payday lending practices by giving some banking services a new home: the U.S. Post Office.The legislation, called the Postal Banking Act, would make retail banking services available at all U.S. Postal Service locations. That amounts to 30,000 post offices nationwide.Services would include small-dollar loans for consumers that offer low fees and low interest rates.Those transactions would compete with payday loans, a short-term advance that typically comes due with your next paycheck.The terms for payday loans are often unfavorable, said Alex Horowitz, senior research officer for the consumer finance project at Pew Charitable Trusts, an independent research organization.About 12 million individu...
Dillian Whyte ordered to face Luis Ortiz to become Deontay Wilder's 'second mandatory'

Dillian Whyte ordered to face Luis Ortiz to become Deontay Wilder's 'second mandatory'

Sports
Whyte is the WBC 'silver' championTuesday, April 24, 2018The WBC have ordered Dillian Whyte to face Luis Ortiz in a final eliminator for Deontay Wilder.However this situation is not as straightforward as it may seem, because winning this fight would only make Whyte second in line for a shot at Wilder, behind Dominic Breazeale.In an update released on Tuesday, the World Boxing Council revealed Breazeale has in fact been mandatory since beating Eric Molina last November.Therefore it is possible that Whyte may instead opt to pursue a different route and face Kubrat Pulev in an IBF final eliminator which is currently being discussed.If Whyte were to beat Pulev, he would then be mandatory to Anthony Joshua instead and the pair could stage a world level rematch of their 2015 British title b...