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Radical Innovation Award 2017: Hotel Contest

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Radical Innovation Award

Design Contest in 2017: Hotel Space Award Winner – Prize Details

1 Sep 2017

Radical Innovation Design Competition Winner

Winner of 8th Annual Radical Innovation Competition

Arno Matis Architecture, Vancouver, BC, Canada

This year, the Radical jury selected three professional finalists to compete for the grand prize. Each was asked a few questions to provde some information about the design team behind the concepts. First up, Arno Matis, founder of his Vancouver-based namesake company, takes us through his inspiration, ambitions, and the inherent challenges in realizing his sophisticated, sustainable solution, the Vertical Micro-Climate Resort.

Radical Innovation Award winner Vertical Micro-Climate

Tell us about Vertical Micro-Climate.
Vertical Micro-Climate Resort uses natural thermal and solar technology to warm and brighten resort grounds, providing a brighter, warmer, year-round indoor/outdoor resort living experience within temperate northern climates.

What inspired your concept?
This fall, winter, and spring were particularly dreary in Vancouver. After 6 months, I really started to feel the effects of the weather, particularly the lack of natural light and ability to spend time outdoors. My work schedule did not allow me to travel south, so I started thinking of alternatives. This happened to be when I was working on this resort site concept.

Radical Innovation Award winner Vertical Micro-Climate

What makes Vertical Micro-Climate unique within the realm of hospitality design?
Concave-shaped towers use reflective guardrail systems to redirect additional light down and naturally brighten resort grounds. Natural light apertures within the deck slab refract additional light into the suites and indoor amenity spaces. Resort grounds use organic PCM-infused concrete to maintain a comfortable outdoor resort setting year-round. Natural geothermal heat warms cliff edge pools, while greenhouse-like pool cabanas make the retreat space functional and enjoyable in winter/shoulder climates. Vertically oriented resort suites are ideal for the world’s first eco-drone concierge. Receive pool-side resort food and beverages in the comfort of your suite.

Radical Innovation Award winner Vertical Micro-Climate

When do you think your project might be realized?
It’s at the early concept stage: an initial, revised design concept for a partially built site, which was stopped during the financial crash of 2007. No timeline for construction has been established at this time. However, the real estate market is red-hot in Vancouver and surrounding areas and options are being explored. Hopefully we will have an update for you in the coming months!

Radical Innovation Award winner Vertical Micro-Climate

What is the biggest obstacle to its realization and how might you overcome this challenge?
Constructing a building of this scale on the site’s unique mountaintop terrain is likely this project’s biggest obstacle. We are working around this challenge by designing many components that can be pre-fabricated en masse: window systems, partition walls and guardrails, modular interior suite elements including kitchen, bathroom and sauna pods; as well as tilt-up concrete for podium elements.

Radical Innovation Award winner Vertical Micro-Climate

Why should a guest want to stay there?
Guests can enjoy a local, tropical-inspired resort experience without having to travel long distances or spend significant sums. Patrons can sit outside, mountaintop by a cliff-edge pool and suntan in the dead of the Canadian winter. Vertically oriented units maximize southern sunlight, and feature stunning mountain and water views. Each suite boasts an expansive, fully appointed deck complete with sauna-pod, jacuzzi, linear fireplace and lounge area, providing for a private, tropically inspired outdoor resort/spa experience year-round.

Join the 11th annual Radical Innovation Award to be held October 4th in NYC as five finalists present their concepts.

18 Feb 2017 update ; 11 Jan 2017

Radical Innovation Design Competition 2017

8th Annual Radical Innovation Competition

April 22, 2017 – submission deadline


Design Competition Open for Submissions January 17th through April 22nd

January 11, 2017 (New York, NY) – Radical Innovation, a platform promoting disruptive, industry-changing ideas within the hotel space, announces the opening of the annual Radical Innovation Award for 2017. Professionals and students are invited to submit their ideas online January 17th through April 22nd.

Since being founded in 2006, Radical Innovation has awarded over $150,000 to creative thinkers with visionary ideas in hotel design and operations. Past winners have included Driftscape, a drone-hotel concept designed by architecture and design firm HOK; Koi, a bridge hotel concept designed by MM Architects in Paris; and ZOKU, a concept that blends co-work spaces with the hotel. ZOKU opened its first property in Amsterdam in 2016.

Radical Innovation Award 2017

“Over the past decade, Radical Innovation has come to influence the hotel industry in very real, tangible ways,” says John Hardy, Founder of Radical Innovation and CEO of The John Hardy Group. “Show us what you think is missing from hospitality and we’ll show you how it can be realized.”

With an expanded interest in moving ideas from concepts to reality, Radical Innovation is asking participants to submit hospitality concepts that provide not only new meaningful travel experiences for consumers, but also new revenue growth opportunities for owners, investors, operators, contractors and vendors. All entries require a clear and compelling brief, along with realistic design renderings and cost analysis, illustrating how the concept could be implemented in the next 3-5 years. An esteemed panel of jurors, including executives from hospitality, design, and investment industries, evaluate concepts on originality, creativity, design, and potential impact on the industry.

Jurors select finalists to participate in the Radical Innovation Awards, a live event where they will pitch their ideas on-stage at the New Museum in New York City. A live vote by audience members will determine the grand prize-winner, the recipient of a $10,000 prize. The runner-up will take home a $5,000 prize.

A student winner will receive a $1,500 prize and be offered a graduate scholarship in the Masters of Architecture program at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Total two-year value is estimated at over $50,000. The awarding of funds will be based on certain prerequisites that must be carried out by the potential recipient.

The Radical Innovation Award is organized by leading development services firm The John Hardy Group with support from founding sponsor Global Allies, official partner Sleeper magazine and media partner Architizer.

Radical Innovation Award Process

• Through a blind judging process, the jury will review all submissions entered online at
• All concepts will be judged on originality, creativity, design, feasibility, and quality of
• Finalists will be shortlisted and the jury will mentor the concepts of their choosing.
• Finalists will be flown to New York to present their ideas live at the Radical Innovation event in
Fall 2017, in front of a room of top hospitality, design and business leaders.

Radical Innovation Jury

Michael Medzigian, CEO and Director, Carey Watermark Investors
Jena Thornton, LEED AP, Managing Director, Magnetic ERV
Simon Turner, Former President, Global Development, Starwood Hotels
James Woods, COO, The Bowls
Wing T. Chao, Founding Principal, Wing T. Chao Architect
Claude Amar, President, The John Hardy Group International
John Hardy, CEO, The John Hardy Group International

About Radical Innovation

Radical Innovation challenges the hotel industry to elevate the guest experience by calling for new ideas
in design and operations. Each year, submissions are received and reviewed by a jury of hotel insiders.
Select finalists present their concepts in front of industry influencers and investors during a live event
where the audience votes to determine the winner. Since its founding, Radical Innovation has awarded
over $150,000 to progressive architectural and hospitality-minded thinkers.

About The John Hardy Group

The John Hardy Group is a strategic, transformational development services firm for investors and
brands engaged in hospitality real estate. Leveraging its international expertise, the group delivers
feasibility analysis, project management, development management, and construction management, as
well as project accounting for capex, renovations, redevelopment, and new development for both
individual deals and entire portfolios.

JHG is recognized as the leader in providing creative solutions to complex building challenges, tapping
its diverse team, using proprietary project research and planning, and specialized in-house software that
tracks progress and budget conformance. The firm excels as a bridge between the ambition of its clients
and project realization, having managed more than $6 billion in development-related assignments
encompassing 870 hospitality projects in 35 countries. Offices are located in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New
York, Paris and Honolulu.

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The first images of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in Liverpool colours have emerged on social media, with Liverpool fans hoping he will joined by Virgil van Dijk at Anfield by the end of Thursday’s transfer window.

Ryan Shawcross commits himself to Stoke for four more years

Stoke captain Ryan Shawcross has signed a new four-year deal, the Premier League club have announced.

Credit Unions embrace FinTech as loans flood in through Facebook

Credit Unions around Ireland have entered the FinTech arena, with some credit unions reporting a 10-fold interaction with younger adult members since they began rolling out digital loan service initiatives earlier this year.

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Design for a Modular House Proposes a Synergy Between Prefabrication and Carpentry

US flies bombers and fighters over South Korea in show of force against North

The US has flown supersonic bombers and fighter jets over South Korea in a show of force following North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, according to the military in Seoul.

Maria Sharapova battles through to third round of US Open

Maria Sharapova kept her US Open run going but was pushed all the way by Timea Babos.

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Donald Trump to lower corporation tax to 15pc 'to compete with Ireland'

President Donald Trump has confirmed he still wants to see the US corporate tax rate drop to 15 per cent as he name-checked Ireland as a country with low corporation tax.

Love/Hate producer repays film cash to German investor amid row

Octagon Films has repaid all of the 'start-up' money advanced to it by a German investor 15 years ago.

Poor Katy is traumatised all over again in tonight's Fair City when Oisin locks her in bedroom

Katy O' Brien's worst nightmare comes true tonight in Fair City when Oisin locks her in her bedroom.

THE GOING TO COLLEGE PODCAST EP 3: What to do if you didn't get a college offer

In the third of a four-part Going to College podcast series, the Irish Independent's John Walshe discusses with education experts the second round of CAO offers and what students can do if they didn't get a college place.

Ireland's first millennial specialist firm invests €250k in new employer index

A new software tool has been created to measure just how millennial friendly our employers are.

Harry Maguire ready for possible England debut after eventful summer

Harry Maguire admits it has been a "rollercoaster" last few months for him in the build-up to his first senior England call-up.

Why the recent Japan EU trade agreement 'cars for cheese' is good for Ireland

The Japan EU Economic Partnership Agreement (JEEPA) has been dubbed the ‘cars for cheese deal,’ and also offers opportunity for European producers of beef, dairy, wine, chocolate and other food and drink products.


Officer shot dead in 'Wild West' gunfight at California hotel

A gunman with an assault rifle shot and killed a California sheriff's deputy and wounded two other officers at a Sacramento hotel.

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Revealed: How 120 State bodies could access your data on cards

At least 120 individual State bodies can potentially get access to the information on the controversial Public Services Cards (PSCs), more than double the number indicated by Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty.

Concern over delay in making hepatitis B case public

Major questions have been raised about the delay of several months in publicly disclosing that a patient was infected with hepatitis B after receiving a contaminated blood transfusion.

In her own words: Princess Diana's 15 most powerful and inspirational quotes

In the 20 years since the tragic death of Princess Diana, much has been written and said about her - most recently by her sons Princes William and Harry in a documentary about their mother's life.

Pensioners to pay lower charge for care in shake-up of Fair Deal

Pensioners will receive a hike in their disposable income of around €25 a week under changes to the 'Fair Deal' scheme being considered by the Government.

Officer 'almost lost arm' when hit by vehicle during arrest

A garda was "lucky not to lose an arm" after helping to arrest two men suspected of hijacking a taxi in north Dublin, it has emerged.

Jordan's 'get away from it all' home - yours to rent for just €530 a night

Holidaymakers are flocking to spend a few nights in a stunning Irish seaside villa described by Academy Award-winning director Neil Jordan as his "dream home".

House hunters being pushed into more debt as prices surge

Surging prices are forcing house hunters to get approval for larger mortgages.

Social media to blame for 'lack of discipline on the pitch,' says Carey

Kilkenny's five-time All-Ireland Senior Hurling ace DJ Carey believes a "serious lack of discipline" on the pitch is down to social media.

Complaint at 'heavy handed tactics' by gardaí

The National Union of Journalists is considering lodging a formal complaint with the Garda watchdog over allegations that press photographers were subjected to heavy-handed tactics by gardaí at a crime scene.

Patients face shortage of vital medicine under a hard Brexit, drug boss warns

A senior executive in the Irish arm of generic drug maker Teva Pharmaceuticals has warned of medicine shortages in Ireland under a hard Brexit.

'HPV jab is safe - all my daughters have had it,' says doctor

Nearly one woman a day in Ireland will continue to be diagnosed with cervical cancer if more girls fail to get the HPV vaccine which can prevent the disease, a leading infectious disease consultant has warned.

Frustrated parents blockade bus after children lose seats

A group of frustrated parents formed a human chain and blocked a Bus Éireann school bus in protest at a lack of seats for their children.

Garda management investigated by own officers in probe of 'slush fund'

The Garda Ombudsman has taken the unprecedented step of seconding a high-level team of gardaí, including senior detectives, forensic accountants and members of the fraud squad, to investigate the Templemore Garda Training College 'slush fund'.

Dressing to impress with final tickets up for grabs

Hundreds of Galway hurling fans will don their All-Ireland final gear this evening to be in with a chance of getting their hands on two priceless tickets for Sunday's showdown with Waterford.

How spinning molecules can kill cancer cells in just a minute

Nanomachines that can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.

Mahrez released by Algeria to 'formalise transfer to new club'

Riyad Mahrez has been given permission to leave the Algeria squad and return to Europe to "formalise his transfer to his new club", the Algerian Football Federation has announced.

Harvey downgraded to tropical depression as death toll rises

Storm Harvey has been downgraded to a tropical depression, amid warnings of further flooding as the number of confirmed deaths in the crisis rose to 25.

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Kate Middleton stuns in €1,500 Prada dress at Princess Diana memorial with William and Harry

It's a milestone week for the British royal family.

Company warns it is not taking bookings for US graduate visa programme in 2018 amid fears over review

A leading visa specialist company has advised Irish graduates that they are not taking bookings for 2018 for people looking to move to the United States on a graduate visa.

Six Irish rivers badly polluted, warns environmental watchdog

Six of Ireland's rivers are badly polluted, an environmental watchdog has warned.

M1 closed after accident involving lorry

The M1 motorway will remain closed in both directions near Drogheda until approximately 1am this morning following an accident involving a lorry.

Harry Kane keen to rediscover goal-scoring touch while on England duty

Harry Kane does not subscribe to his supposed 'August curse' but is still glad England's World Cup qualifier against Malta falls on September 1.

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Jail term for man who blackmailed Tyrone teen Ronan Hughes 'not enough'

A four year jail sentence for a Romanian man found guilty of blackmailing a Co Tyrone teenager who later took his own life, has been criticised by an MLA as not reflecting the suffering he caused.

Poll results: readers on whether they have signed up for public services card

The controversial public services card has been making headlines of late as the Irish Independent revealed today that the card will now be needed for a growing number of benefits.

Serious assault after Belfast concert may leave boy (16) partially blinded

A teenage boy could be left partially blinded following a serious assault after a Vital concert in Belfast.

Trump vows to fix 'massive trade deficit' with Ireland as he addresses rally

President Donald Trump has confirmed he still wants to see the US corporate tax rate drop to 15pc as he name-checked Ireland as a country with low corporation tax.

HPV vaccine uptake plummets as Health Minister says 'scaremongerers should butt out'

Nearly one woman a day in Ireland will continue to be diagnosed with cervical cancer if more girls fail to get the HPV vaccine which can prevent the disease, a leading infectious disease consultant has warned.

Talk about a tongue-twister: Mattress Mick gets competitive with US counterpart Mattress Mack

Things got competitive when Ireland's most famous bedding mattress salesman finally met his US counterpart - Mattress Mack.

Gallery: The ultra sophisticated new bridal collection by Karen Willis Holmes

It's coming up on two decades since Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes began her career in bridal.

Man arrested at Belfast airport in Nama sale probe

A man was arrested and later released by officers investigating the National Assets Management Agency (Nama) sale.

Little girl (5) shot herself in the head with father's gun

An autopsy has shown that a five-year-old girl who died in the US had picked up her father's gun and shot herself in the head.

Seven killed in Acapulco as wave of murders continues

Mexican authorities say seven people have been murdered in the beach resort of Acapulco as the city continues to grapple with a violent crime wave.

Girl, 5, shot herself in the head with father's gun, police say

An autopsy has shown that a five-year-old girl who died in the US had picked up her father's gun and shot herself in the head.

Michael O'Neill hoping Northern Ireland young guns flourish

Senior boss Michael O'Neill hopes some of Northern Ireland's Under-21 players can emerge during their Euro 2019 qualification campaign as they look to build on their first competitive win in four years.

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Go Inside BIG's Converted Nazi Bunker in This 360 Video

In the latest in their Daily360 series, the New York Times takes us inside BIG's recently completed TIRPITZ museum, located within a former Nazi bunker on the west coast of Denmark. The video gives a panoramic tour of the museum's light-filled subterranean spaces, along with commentary from museum curator Anne Sofie Vemmelund Christensen, who notes the most transformative changes from the spectacular renovation.

Via The New York Times


Completed in 2017 in Blåvand, Denmark. Images by Mike Bink, Frederik Lyng, Rasmus Hjortshøj, Laurian Ghinitoiu, Colin Seymour. The new TIRPITZ is a sanctuary in the sand that acts as a gentle counterbalance to the dramatic war history of the site in Blåvand on the west coast...

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Dubai is building 500km of new bicycle lanes

The streets of Dubai are about to get a lot greener, after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid approved construction of 500km of bike lanes by 2021. The Vice President and Ruler of Dubai also approved walking paths along Dubai Creek, additional metro stations and dedicated bus lanes, all in the hopes of encourage exercise and help reduce car dependence.

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Family killer Alan Hawe's thyroid problem is a 'distraction' and 'not the reason' for crimes

A thyroid problem allegedly suffered by family killer Alan Hawe has been dismissed as a "side distraction" and not an excuse for his heinous crimes.

Data Protection Commissioner: Transparency needed over public services card

The Data Protection Commissioner has said the issue of transparency needs to be addressed as public debate continues over the controversial public services card.

How online counselling saved this mother's life: 'I was looking up ways to die at the time'

An American woman has told how an online counselling service based in Ireland stopped her from taking her own life.

Irish teen undergoing cancer treatment in the US begs public to give blood as transfusions are rationed during Hurricane

An Irish teenager who is receiving specialist treatment for cancer in the US has revealed that her blood transfusions are being rationed during Hurricane Harvey.

Looking for a Game of Thrones fix? I did the immersive tour in Northern Ireland - and it's so worth it

It’s over. Finito.

Liverpool to continue with £74m Thomas Lemar push despite £40m signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal

Liverpool are persisting with their £74m pursuit of Monaco’s Thomas Lemar, having already signed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal for around £40m, in what is set to be their biggest ever transfer window.

US troop total in Afghanistan larger than reported, Pentagon acknowledges

Pentagon officials have said for the first time that there are about 11,000 US forces currently deployed in Afghanistan.

Which big-name Premier League players could make transfer deadline day moves?

Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and Philippe Coutinho will be among those waiting anxiously by their phones on what is set to be a dramatic final day of the Premier League transfer window.

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Hurricane Harvey may have totaled up to 500,000 cars

Hurricane Harvey didn’t just devastate homes and businesses over the weekend, its mighty force also totaled close to half a million cars. As a result, an estimated 500,000 Texan vehicles will likely be scrapped, leading to a massive sales wave of new and used cars in the near future. While vehicle owners with insurance can write-off their flood-damaged cars, it is the environment which will ultimately suffer from this natural disaster. Compared to the fallout of other major storms,...

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The Best Structures of Burning Man 2017

'Our great escape' - Irishman and young family rescued from flooded home during historic Storm Harvey

An Irishman living in Texas has spoken about how his young family had to be evacuated from their home after it was flooded by over five foot of water during Storm Harvey.

Woman rushed to hospital after being stabbed in the head on busy street

A woman in her 30s was rushed to hospital this afternoon after she was stabbed in an incident in Longford Town.

'Amazing, selfless, caring' - family's tribute to second generation Irishman identified as victim of Grenfell Tower blaze

A second generation Irishman has been formally identified as a victim of the catastrophic Grenfell Tower blaze.

TV3 unveils new season schedule with impressive current affairs programming - and Ireland's Got Talent

TV3 announced its upcoming schedule of programming with a star-studded event at the National Concert Hall.

Miss Universe Ireland contestant shares her seven stone weight loss journey: 'I'm proud to show off my hard work in a bikini'

Irish beauty queen Jade O’Neill has opened up her incredible weight loss journey, losing nearly seven stone to reach her current peak.

Appeal as 'twinkling' dog travels on train alone

Call him Irish Rail’s version of the Littlest Hobo.

French First Lady Brigitte Macron turns heads in pink mini-dress on visit to Luxembourg

French First Lady Brigitte Macron is cementing her style icon status with every public appearance.

Liverpool set to complete Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain signing

Liverpool are set to complete the signing of Arsenal midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Death toll climbs to 20 as Storm Harvey makes landfall for a second time

The flood waters from Tropical Storm Harvey are beginning to drop across much of the Houston area, emergency officials said.

Bank of Ireland service downgrades a 'huge insult' to rural users - Ó Cuív

Fianna Fáil Spokesperson on Regional, Rural, Gaeltacht & Island Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív says Bank of Ireland’s decision to withdraw key services from branches across the country as a huge insult to rural residents.

Turf Club to revisit Davy Russell case after Tramore caution

The Turf Club in Ireland has asked its appeal body to review Davy Russell's caution for the treatment of a horse at Tramore "on the grounds that it was unduly lenient".

Ronan O'Gara denies Munster approach but admits job would interest him someday

Ronan O’Gara has revealed there has been no contact with Munster about becoming their new head coach, admitting he would not be the solution they are looking for.

Republic of Ireland midfielder Harry Arter ready to harness 'in-house pressure'

Harry Arter insists "in-house pressure" will spur Republic of Ireland on in their bid to qualify for the World Cup finals for the first time since 2002.

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Cummins beats Tesla with a fully-electric semi truck

Tesla is expected to unveil its electric semi truck next month, but Cummins just beat Tesla with the debut of its own fully electric heavy duty truck. Cummins is known for its hardworking diesel engines, but its now looking to the future with the debut of the electric Concept Class 7 Urban Hauler EV. The Cummins electric truck, known as AEOS is powered by a new battery pack that is lighter and denser to give the truck a longer driving range and faster charging times. The truck can carry...

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'As a past pupil, it's not nice to see' - primary school may not re-open this week after parents pull children out

The future of a Co Louth primary school is hanging in the balance as fewer than ten children are expected to show up for the first day of school.

Watch: The first day at school for these junior infants in Dublin... and it's perfect

THERE was an array of emotions on display at Shellybanks Educate Together School in Dublin today as many parents dropped their budding students off for the first time.

Ronan O'Gara to join TV3 Six Nations coverage

Former Ireland international Ronan O'Gara will join TV3's rugby coverage for next year's Six Nations after the station acquired the broadcasting rights in November 2015.

Irish blamed for EU's overspending on translation service

THE high cost of translating EU stories into Irish is being blamed for the European Parliament overspending its budget by millions of euro.

This little girl's response to someone calling her fat is the best

Many parents dread the day their daughter comes home sobbing that she’s been called something mean in the playground.

Irish rugby star Cian Healy enjoys date night with girlfriend Laura Smith at Niall Horan's exclusive Dublin gig

It was one of the most anticipated gigs of the year and Niall Horan's exclusive performance in Dublin attracted an equally A-list audience.

This is the real-life reason why Cersei and Bronn never share a scene together in Game of Thrones

On a show as dramatic as Game of Thrones, we never thought we'd see anything offscreen that could rival the onscreen theatrics.

Virgil van Dijk waiting for movement amid reports of 'imminent' Liverpool move

Southampton are NOT encouraging bids for their defender Virgil van Dijk, despite reports suggesting they are on the brink of selling the Dutchman to Liverpool.

Donald Trump says 'talking is not the answer' as North Korea vows there's 'more missiles to come'

Donald Trump has said "talking is not the answer" to the current diplomatic crisis with North Korea, after Pyongyang launched a missile over one of Japan's main islands.

Lucy Kennedy takes the plunge in bold red trouser suit as she leads stars at TV3 launch

TV3 star Lucy Kennedy ensured she stood out from the crowd in a striking red trouser suit.

Tottenham sign young Argentinian defender Juan Foyth

Tottenham have announced the signing of Argentina youth international Juan Foyth from Estudiantes.