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Enbridge reaches deal with Michigan on underwater Great Lakes pipelineEnbridge reaches deal with Michigan on underwater Great Lakes pipeline

first_imgCALGARY – Enbridge Inc. says it has reached a deal with the State of Michigan on the aging Line 5 pipelines that run along the bottom of a channel between Lakes Huron and Michigan.The twin pipelines were laid in 1953 and have raised increasing concerns about the potential impacts on the Great Lakes if the 540,000-barrel-a-day pipeline were to leak.The Calgary-based energy company (TSX:ENB) says the deal with the state includes completing an evaluation by June 2018 on three options to eventually replace the 7 kilometre stretch of underwater pipeline, as well as immediate safety measures to reduce the risk of a leak.The replacement options include placing a new pipeline in a tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac, installing a new pipeline below the lakebed using advanced drilling techniques, and digging a trench on the bottom of the Great Lakes and then installing the pipeline within a secondary enclosure in the trench.Opponents of the pipeline have called for its complete shutdown, with concerns on the condition of the pipeline increasing after Enbridge’s admissions in recent months that gaps had formed in its protective coating.The company says the pipeline remains in good shape and is fit for service, and that it already operates it at less than 25 per cent of maximum pressure capacity for enhanced safety.last_img read more

Washington State regulators rejected Hydro Ones Avista takeoverWashington State regulators rejected Hydro Ones Avista takeover

first_imgCompanies in this story: (TSX:H)The Canadian Press TORONTO — Washington State regulators say they have denied Hydro One Ltd.’s proposed takeover of Avista Corp. citing political interference in the Ontario utility by the Doug Ford government.The Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission says it found the deal, which valued Avista at $6.7-billion, to not be in the public interest after it became clear that the Ontario government was willing to interfere in the utility.The U.S. regulator cited how Ford forced the retirement of the Hydro One CEO, which was followed by the resignation of the entire board, as evidence that the province was willing to put political interests above those of shareholders.Hydro One, which is 47 per cent owned by the Ontario government, had assured in testimony on the Avista deal that the province was a passive investor that would not exert political pressure on the company.The U.S. regulator says the promised benefits of the deal, including rate credits, are inadequate to compensate for risks Avista customers would face.The Ford government hailed the leadership changes at Hydro One at the time as a “great day” for the province after heavily criticizing the company’s management on the campaign trail.last_img read more

Large crowds gather at Eluga Tamil rally in BatticaloaLarge crowds gather at Eluga Tamil rally in Batticaloa

Large crowds gathered at the ‘Eluga Tamil’ rally in Batticaloa today which was staged to draw attention to the issues faced by the Tamils.Several Tamil politicians, including those from the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took part in the rally. Fisherfolk of the North and East lost access to their seas and their livelihoods during the war due to a blockade by the Armed Forces. Seven years after the end of the war, they continue to be deprived of their livelihood through other means.Traditional fishing waters of North- Eastern fishermen continue to be lost to Southern fishermen, who continue to arbitrarily drive Tamil fishermen away by their capturing boats and illegally establishing permanent dwellings on the North Eastern shores. Further, these fishermen from the South engage in illegal fishing methods, which have harmed the marine resources of the North and East, resulting in the loss of livelihood of Tamil fishermen. This rally demands that the government take immediate measures to ensure that Tamil fishermen of the North East securely engage in their livelihood. The “Ezhuga Thamizh” rally held in the Eastern city of Batticaloa on February 10,2017, organized by the Tamil People’s Council (TPC), with the participation of civil society movements, and political parties—is a unified sovereign voice of the Tamil nation.The Tamil nation which has been subjected to an oppressive Sinhala- Buddhist majoritarian ideology on the island of Sri Lanka for several decades, would like to—through this “Ezhuga Thamizh” rally—stress to the Government of Sri Lanka and international stakeholders that it shall never give up its legitimate political aspirations. On the political solution to the National question: This rally demands that the whereabouts and the fate of Tamils who disappeared after surrendering to the military at the end of the war in 2009, and those forcibly disappeared and abducted be made public and justice delivered to their kith and kin. This rally declares that a federal solution based on the constitutional proposals submitted by the Tamil People’s Council (TPC) be adopted to ensure non- recurrence of the direct and indirect consequences of the war described above, and as a solution to the Tamil National question.Although this government has assured the international community that the proposed 3rd Republican constitution of Sri Lanka will bring about a resolution to the Tamil National question, the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka continue to stress that the unitary character of the State and the pride of place afforded to Buddhism will not be altered in the constitution. We strongly believe that this government is attempting to force an ill-defined minimalist devolution scheme within a unitary State on the Tamil people. We are also concerned that the government is attempting to hurriedly pass the proposed constitution in Parliament and win the approval of this minimalistic constitution at a referendum, with the support of the majority of the Tamil people through deceit and lies. This strategy, we believe is being pursued to enable the government to proclaim that it has solved the Tamil National question through the proposed 3rd Republican constitution without in fact addressing the basic political aspirations of the Tamil people.Our demand is that the proposed constitution reflect the political aspirations of the Tamil people. Our intention is not to disrupt the current constitutional process but to project the voices of the Tamil people in the process. We also condemn attempts made to malign and discredit attempts made by the Tamil people to air their genuine political aspirations through democratic means. Hence, this rally would wish to declare the following; We firmly state that given the lessons learnt from the implementation of the 13th Amendment to the present constitution and the political culture nurtured through the Sinhala- Buddhist majoritarian State structure over the past 60 plus years, that any form of solution within a Unitary State would never provide the solution to the Tamil National question.We believe that a viable solution to the Tamil National question could only be achieved by establishing a sovereign institution of self-government which recognizes the Tamil people of the North and East as a distinct nation, while acknowledging and respecting their right to self- determination, as proposed in the constitution proposals submitted by the Tamil People’s Council (TPC).We further state that recognition the Tamil nation and thereby its right to self-determination as per (2) above could be institutionally provided through a federal structure.This rally further stresses that a solution that is half-baked and ambiguous and one which does not recognize the  distinctness of the Tamil nation and its right to self-determination can never be accepted as a final solution to the Tamil National question.It is disconcerting to the Tamil people that the new constitution is being drafted in utmost secrecy. The report which followed the public consultations for the new constitution also completely failed to include the genuine political aspirations of the Tamil people. An open, public and democratic consultation process should be allowed before a vote on the new constitution at a referendum. Discussion for a new constitution cannot be held under the present oppressive structures. We stress that the Prevention of Terrorism Act should be repealed and demilitarization carried out immediately for an open dialogue on the constitution to be held in the North and East.The Tamil People’s Council drafted a proposal for a new constitution after wide ranging consultations and based on a mandate given to us by Tamil peopleacross the North and East. This rally declares that the Tamil National question be resolved permanently based on the constitutional proposals submitted by the Tamil People’s Council. (Colombo Gazette) For 35 years, thousands of Tamil women and men have been arbitrarily detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Some have been detained without any charges for 15- 20 years. Although the present government assured the international community that it would repeal the PTA in September 2015, it has failed to act on its promise. Tamil women and men continue to be detained under the PTA to this day. This rally calls for an unconditional and immediate release of political prisoners and the immediate repeal of the PTA. Seven years after the end of the war, the North and East remains heavily militarized. Not only has this occupying military appropriated thousands of acres of land in the North and East, but it continues to appropriate more land, even under this regime. Further, the Army substantially disrupts the civilian economy by engaging in tourism, agriculture, and other businesses. The security forces continue to intervene in the day to day civilian administration of the North and East. This has resulted in the Tamil nation having to depend on the Army to sustain its nascent economy. Further, the social fabric of the Tamil nation continues to be eroded by heavy militarization and deep surveillance of the North and East, and has disrupted the Tamil people from collectively exercising their freedom of assembly to demand that their political aspirations be heard. Sexual violence perpetrated against women and children has placed the most vulnerable of community at the mercy of the occupying forces. This rally demands that the occupying forces immediately leave the North and East and that a genuine and fully fledged civilian administration is enabled in the North and East. The Tamil people have repeatedly and firmly rejected a domestic accountability mechanism to investigate crimes perpetrated on them. In his statement of September 2015, the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Zeid Hussein categorically stated that Sri Lanka’s judiciary is incapable of investigating crimes committed during the war. Against this backdrop, the resolution passed in September 2015 at the United Nations Human Rights Commission suggested a hybrid mechanism to investigate these crimes. Yet, the Government of Sri Lanka, which co- sponsored this resolution with other international stakeholders, has now reiterated that it would not be amiable for the participation of foreign judges in the accountability mechanism. It has rejected a hybrid mechanism and has suggested a domestic accountability mechanism. The Government has nowrequested for more time to establish this mechanism.Against this backdrop, the Tamil people reiteratethat the Government of Sri Lanka not be afforded any more time, andunequivocally and unanimouslydeclare that only aninternational investigation into the genocidal crimes perpetrated against the Tamil people would bring themjustice. Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran also took part in the rally and addressed the participants later. Sinhala colonies, Buddhist temples and Buddha statues are being aggressively constructed with military sponsorship and the tacit approval of the government of “Good Governance”, with the sole purpose of Sinhala- Buddhisization of the North- Eastern Tamil homeland, alteration of the demography of the North and East and the bifurcation of Tamil speaking areas. This rally demands that the government immediately halt all efforts to alter the demography of the North and East through Sinhala- Buddhisization and settler colonialism. The North and East is the traditional homeland of the Tamil people of Sri Lanka. Consecutive Sri Lankan governments have specifically targeted the East for State- sponsored Sinhala colonization, thereby dismantling our lands, economy, culture and language. Above all this has resulted in the disintegration of the Tamil identity and the collective existence of the Tamil people. Against the backdrop of decades of such systemic State- sponsored colonization, this rally resolves that for the Tamil nation to be safeguarded, its lands, language, economy, culture and its distinct identity must be safeguarded together, concurrently. Based upon this, we, the Tamil people of the Eastcategorically declare at this rally held inBatticaloa today (10th), that the distinct socio- cultural and political identity of the Tamil nation can only be guaranteed and safeguarded by the establishment of a non- divided autonomous unit of self- government in the North and East, and that this is non- negotiable.While this rally resolutely demands that inalienable political rights of the Tamil people be fully guaranteed, it is no less resolute in advocating for inalienable rights to be guaranteed of an irrefutable part of the Tamil nation—our Muslim brethren. This rally would also wish to make it clear that individual rights and liberties of the numerical minority within the Tamil nation, the Sinhalese, should never be forfeited.Further, this rally today wishes to reiterate every point raised in the declaration below made at the “Ezhuga Thamizh” rally held in Jaffna on September 24, 2017: Similarly, Tamil fishermen of the North and East also continue to lose their livelihoods to fishermen from South India, who too engage in illegal fishing methods.This rally vehemently condemns the poaching of marine resources of North Eastern fishermen and demands that the rights of Tamil fishermen, who earn a daily wage, be protected.History has taught us that that oppressor States and their governments introduced and spread drugs, narcotics and alcohol to dismantle and distract the march to freedom of an oppressed people, especially among its youth. Despite deep surveillance in the North and East, the occupying military has been unable to prevent the smuggling of hundreds of kilos of cannabis into the peninsula in recent years or prevent the fast spread of narcotics such as heroin in the North and East. Instances of the military plying Tamil youth with alcohol at military- organized sports festivals have been well documented after the end of the war in 2009. We are therefore forced to conclude that the lethargy, and even connivance, shown by the security sector in preventing narcotic smuggling in the North and East is deliberate. We demand that the government take urgent steps to immediately halt such activity. Meanwhile a declaration was issued following the rally. The declaration states: read more

Canadian tech companies are attracting more overseas talent but brain drain toCanadian tech companies are attracting more overseas talent but brain drain to

Ask the leader of any technology company and they’ll tell you that hiring engineers, data scientists or mathematicians is one of their biggest challenges. STEM careers are the fastest growing part of the labour market, and some estimates put the need for technology workers at 216,000 jobs by 2021. To explore the talent gap, the FP talked to innovators who have left Canada to pursue opportunities with big multinational companies, and also those who have moved here to be a part of this country’s digital transformation. You can find all of our coverage here.It took just six weeks for Johannesburg’s Ideshini Naidoo to be hired, navigate the immigration process and relocate across the Atlantic to start work at Wave Financial Inc. as the Toronto-based tech company’s new chief technology officer.What used to be an ordeal turned out to be pretty smooth, aside from the drastic change in climate. “I went from South African summer to Canadian winter. It was quite a shock,” she said.In previous years, it would have been impossible for Wave, which provides accounting software to small businesses in more than 200 countries, to bring in Naidoo, who has executive experience in banking and e-commerce, so quickly — it would have been difficult to do in less than a year, never mind six weeks.But Naidoo was fast-tracked under a new federal program called the Global Talent Stream, currently running as a 24-month pilot, which has helped fast-growing Canadian tech companies recruit and retain highly skilled talent from around the world.Read our entire Innovation Nation seriesThe pilot is a key component of Ottawa’s goal to stimulate innovation and encourage economic development and diversification and it has had some success, but industry executives say it at best solves half the problems tech-sector HR managers face, because Canadian tech talent continues to be lured by the buzz of Silicon Valley’s biggest companies even as it’s easier to bring in foreign workers.The Global Talent Stream program is at least a start in addressing that issue. In the year before the program launched in June 2017, Wave hired two senior people from abroad in a drawn-out process that Ashira Gobrin, the company’s senior vice-president of people and culture, said took nine months for one position and 12 months for the other.“Imagine trying to hire 20 or 30 or 50 engineers. You’re hiring for immediate needs. How would I even know if in 12 months that I will have an open position at that time?” Gobrin said. “Six weeks is a hell of a lot better than the nine to 12 months we were dealing with previously.”She said the program has been a massive boost to her company of 200-plus employees, allowing Wave to scale up more quickly than it otherwise could have. Further, she hopes the pilot program proves successful since there is otherwise expected to be a shortage of 20,000 engineers in the city of Toronto alone in 2020.It’s not just Toronto that needs more talent. A study released in November by the Communications Technology Council forecasts demand for 216,000 new tech workers across the country by 2021, a demand the Global Talent Stream program is supposed to help meet.The program expedites the immigration and work visa processes in one of two ways. A “designated partner,” or a company the government has identified as needing to hire skilled foreign workers, can refer potential job candidates through the program. Or, companies can hire foreign workers in select positions, identified by the government through its “global talent occupations list,” for which there are insufficient Canadian workers.The Council of Canadian Innovators, an association of roughly 100 small- and mid-sized tech companies, said that 20 per cent of its members have already made use of the Global Talent Stream to hire workers, including senior people with the intention of building teams around them.One such company is Vancouver-based Terramera Inc., which develops plant-based pest control and other agriculture products. It recently hired Wiseborn Danquah as a senior scientist to build a team to develop safer products for controlling microscopic worms.Danquah, a nematologist (an expert in roundworms), was educated in Ghana, the U.K. and the U.S. before moving to Vancouver through the program.“Nematologists are very rare worldwide and also in Canada,” said Karn Manhas, chief executive and founder of Terramera, who added that “bringing in Wiseborn was really important.”Marhas said Danquah is now training young biologists in his field, and the company’s nematology team has expanded from zero to three people in under a year.However, he also said the company has been able to build out other related teams — such as its engineering department, which has grown from zero to 30 people in a year — largely as a result of establishing its nematology team.Critically, Manhas said, the company has not been forced to locate its research and development efforts outside of Canada, which was a potential concern previously.Since Global Talent Stream’s launch, the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship said companies have used it to hire for 3,100 new positions. In an email, the ministry said companies have also committed to establish 38,000 jobs for Canadians or permanent residents and invest $59 million in training domestically.But while the program has helped bring in foreign talent, Canada continues to lose thousands of highly educated, skilled people from the technology sector to the United States each year.“I think we are losing a ton of really talented people,” said Lindsay Gibson, chief operating officer at Waterloo, Ont.-based TextNow Inc., a 107-person company. “It has to be hurting Canada.”TextNow has also used the Global Talent Stream to hire foreign talent and Gibson said the company is looking to grow its headcount to 130 employees.Gibson said it’s difficult finding people in Waterloo, or even southern Ontario, because of the lure of jobs in California’s rich tech industry, which attracts many new graduates from domestic universities.“They have offers from Facebook, Twitter. It’s not like we can’t compete financially. I just think they get excited about going to Silicon Valley, just because of the hype of it,” she said.An indication of Canada’s brain drain is that the emigration rate to the U.S. has averaged about 0.7 per cent of the population since the mid-1990s, which is a major problem, C.D. Howe Institute chief executive Bill Robson said.The think tank showed the rate at which Canadian talent migrates to the U.S. has, for the most part, trended upward since the 1980s, with the exception of certain periods when the American economy went into recession — such as the dot-com crash of the early 2000s, the financial crisis of 2008/2009 and most recently.Between 2015 and 2016, while the U.S. economy continued to grow, data show the number of Canadians departing for the U.S. precipitously dropped — to a little less than 0.06 per cent of the population from about 0.1 per cent.“The United States feels like a less friendly place to go,” Robson said, adding the election of Donald Trump and his America First campaign could have impacted emigration figures.Regardless of whether or not there has been a Trump effect on Canadian emigration to the U.S., Robson said Ottawa needs to address personal tax rates and business competitiveness issues in order to keep more domestic talent in the country now and in the future.Tech companies certainly haven’t seen much evidence that the southern flow of Canadian tech workers is ebbing, or that Canadians are moving back.“All of us know people in the U.S. We know tech folks in the same circles. A lot of them are considering or actively talking about coming back,” ThinkResearch chief executive Sachin Aggarwal said. “I can’t say that they’re coming back in droves.”Aggarwal said finding senior talent is still a major problem, noting that he currently has 30 vacancies at his company of 220 people.“We don’t have a generation of tech companies that has produced (senior people),” he said. “When we’re looking for senior roles in the first place, they don’t exist.”Aggarwal said the Global Talent Stream program is beginning to help tech companies identify and bring in more senior engineers and other senior people, but many domestic companies haven’t hired internationally before and therefore don’t have the skills to do it well.“It’s useful, but we’re not talking about numbers that are going to equalize it,” he said of the flow of people moving south.Wave’s Naidoo said one area that needs improving is marketing the country’s high-tech companies more directly to overseas talent.“Maybe you guys need to market it a little bit more. I kind of discovered it by accident,” Naidoo said of Canada.She visited Canada on vacation, found the country was home to a burgeoning tech sector and reconsidered her list of desired destinations. “Up until then, I would have thought about the U.S. and Europe,” she said.Naidoo ended up turning down job offers in both the U.S. and Europe to pick Canada as a landing spot.“I had seen some of the things that had been done to make sure that women and minorities were being looked after and heard,” she said. “As a female engineer, to have a platform like that to work from, was very encouraging.”Now, Naidoo is discovering not all government programs in Canada are as streamlined as the Global Talent Stream. Laughing, she said has now applied for permanent residency in Canada and found the process considerably more complicated.• Email: | Twitter: read more

New guide by UN health agency aims to keep world travellers safeNew guide by UN health agency aims to keep world travellers safe

The guide book, International Travel and Health, and its accompanying website, draw on the United Nations World Health Organization’s (WHO) global network of medical expertise to provide advice on how to prevent falling ill, and how to act if illness does strike. The new WHO guide is published at a time when an increasing number of health risks is facing travellers. Entirely new diseases have appeared, and known diseases have spread to new areas. Also, the pattern of international travelling has changed, bringing more visitors to remote areas where the risk of catching diseases is higher. The guide profiles more than 30 infectious diseases, offering advice on the risks and outlining the preventive measures that should be taken. An entire chapter of the book is devoted to malaria, which threatens the health of travellers in more than 100 countries. However dangerous infectious diseases may be, traffic accidents and drowning are the most common causes of death while travelling abroad. In 1998, the last year for which figures are available, more than 1 million people were killed and a further 10 million injured in traffic accidents worldwide. The WHO guide suggests precautions to avoid accidents on roads and in water. “This book contains vital advice for all travellers, from business executives flying in and out of a capital city to independent adventurers or humanitarian aid workers visiting more remote parts of a country,” says David Heymann, Executive Director in charge of Communicable Diseases at WHO. read more

Comcast 3rdquarter profit declines still beats Street estimates revenue missesComcast 3rdquarter profit declines still beats Street estimates revenue misses

PHILADELPHIA – Comcast Corp., the nation’s largest TV and Internet provider, on Tuesday posted a drop in third-quarter earnings that was milder than expected. Its NBCUniversal media subsidiary overcame the loss of Olympics programming with better movies like “Despicable Me 2” as well as upbeat theme park revenue.On the pay TV side, 876,000 more consumers than a year ago opted for high-definition and digital video recorder service, which costs $15.95 a month per set-top box in certain regions like its home base of Philadelphia. That, combined with a price hike and customers adding channels, helped video revenue rise, more than making up for the loss of 355,000 video subscribers over the last 12 months.Comcast ended the quarter with 21.6 million video customers. It added 1.3 million Internet customers compared with a year ago to finish with 20.3 million.Net income fell 18 per cent to $1.73 billion, or 65 cents per share. A year ago, the company benefited from the sale of wireless spectrum and its stake in pay TV network operator A&E. This year, one-time items cancelled each other out. The 65 cents per share profit beat the 60 cents expected by analysts polled by FactSet.Revenue dropped 2 per cent to $16.15 billion, short of the $16.25 billion analysts expected. Excluding the $1.19 billion in Olympics ad sales last year, revenue would have grown 5 per cent.Comcast shares fell 65 cents, or 1.4 per cent, to $47.06 in morning trading. They are still up almost 28 per cent since the start of the year.Comcast continues to reap the benefits of its takeover of entertainment company NBCUniversal, which it began by taking a 51 per cent stake for $13.5 billion in January 2011. It bought out minority owner GE for another $16.7 billion in March, five years ahead of schedule.While NBCU revenue fell 14 per cent to $5.85 billion, excluding the Olympics, it would have grown 4 per cent.Movie profits were helped because of the success of “Despicable Me 2,” which has grossed more than $900 million in ticket sales worldwide since coming out in July. The opening of the “Transformers 3-D” ride at the Universal Orlando Resort in Florida this summer boosted attendance and spending.Revenue from TV, Internet and voice hookups rose 5 per cent to $10.49 billion.The average revenue for every video customer per month rose 7 per cent to $161.07 a month from $150.73 a year ago.The company lost video customers in the face of rising competition from telecoms operators AT&T and Verizon, which now compete to serve about 44 per cent of the 53.7 million homes and businesses that are in Comcast’s service area.That’s up from 41 per cent a year ago as AT&T continues to expand its footprint. Comcast 3rd-quarter profit declines, still beats Street estimates; revenue misses by The Associated Press Posted Oct 30, 2013 5:14 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more

East Tennessee State downs Georgia Southern 6964East Tennessee State downs Georgia Southern 6964

STATESBORO, Ga. — Tray Boyd III scored 17 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer, Isaiah Tisdale added 15 with five assists and East Tennessee State handed Georgia Southern its first loss of the season, 69-64 on Tuesday night.Trailing 32-27 at halftime, the Eagles took a 59-58 lead on Tookie Brown’s layup with 5:17 to play, but Boyd and Patrick Good hit 3s amid an 8-3 run. Good’s 3 with 38 seconds left gave the Buccaneers a 69-64 edge and Georgia Southern missed three 3-pointers before time expired.Jeromy Rodriguez scored nine points and grabbed 17 rebounds for the Buccaneers (6-2), who shot 42 per cent in winning their fifth straight. Good scored 13 points with four 3-pointers.The lead changed hands 13 times, with neither team leading by more than seven points.Brown scored 16 points, Quan Jackson added 13 and Eiljah McCadden 10 for the Eagles (5-1).The Associated Press read more

Paul Hollywood and BakeOff hosts were paid for charity episodesPaul Hollywood and BakeOff hosts were paid for charity episodes

first_imgCelebrity bakers from the fourth charity episode with judges Prue Leith and Paul HollywoodCredit:Mark Bourdillon Celebrity bakers from the fourth charity episode with judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywoo Celebrity bakers from the second charity episode with judges and presentersCredit:Mark Bourdillon “And 100 per cent of that money goes to the charity — 100 per cent. What’s not to love.”Other celebrities who took part included Desperate Housewives actress Teri Hatcher, comic Aisling Bea and athlete Kadeena Cox.A Channel 4 spokesman said: “Our aim is to raise as much as possible for Stand Up To Cancer.“All contributors donate their fee to the campaign. Those who are already contracted for long running series also make a significant donation to the SU2C campaign and as a result of their involvement millions have been raised to fund ground-breaking research that will save lives.”A representative for Hollywood could not be contacted for comment.Questions were subsequently raised about whether or not Bake Off stars were previously paid for Comic Relief specials on the BBC.A representative for Mary Berry, 83, declined to say whether she had donated any of her payment. Celebrity bakers from the second charity episode with judges and presenters Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. “Celebrity contestants who took part, like Alan Carr and Harry Hill, weren’t paid at all. Their fees went straight to the charity.”Hollywood, 52, is reportedly paid up to £23,500 per episode in his new contract , meaning he received a total of £117,500, for the five special shows, which concluded this week.Last year, it was claimed that judge Prue Leith was paid £200,000, a series, which was up to three times more than the amount former judge Mary Berry earned, said to be £70,000-a-series. During the final episode of the charity specials, Carr, 41, who was ridiculed for making a snappable sponge, said: “At the end of the day  it doesn’t matter if your cakes taste delicious or they’re rubbish, we’re all doing it for Stand Up To Cancer. Paul Hollywood was paid more £100,000 to appear on charity episodes of the Great British Bake Off, it has emerged.Celebrity contestants who appeared on the Stand Up To Cancer specials —did not receive a penny as each of their entire fees was donated to the charity.But presenters Hollywood, Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig all pocketed cheques from the five special shows.Channel 4 confirmed that while the contestants donated their whole fee to the campaign, the celebrities already under contract on the long-running show contributed only an undisclosed portion of their fee but declined to say what percentage.A source at the broadcaster told The Sun: “It was up to them to decide what to donate.”The show involved a big time commitment for filming several episodes and doing voice overs later.last_img read more

Huesca thanks four players via twitterHuesca thanks four players via twitter

bertashuescapesictrempsvoncin ← Previous Story Nikola Manojlovic to Cimos Koper! Next Story → Kim Andersson to play for Sweden in Montenegro A lot of media attention brought the BM Huesca decision to “thank” some of the players that the club does not intend to offer new contract to. The reason is that the club decided to do this via the popular social network, twitter. “BM Huesca confirms that the club won’t offer new contracts to Milos Pesic, Blaz Voncin, Xavi Bertas and Victor Tremps” – said the “twit” of the club, which got popularity immediately due to its nature.Many people acted furiously at this announcement, especially Victor Tremps, a player active on Twitter as well: “How would you feel as a worker in an industry that finds out that he’s now jobless via social network? It’s not serious that we find out these things via twitter, and not be told in face. I’m not hurt by this act, as I did not want to continue our cooperation, and neither wanted the other players, but we are still people, and these things are to be told ad personam” – Tremps commented on twitter. read more

Russian Journalist Said To Be Killed Shows Up At News Conference VeryRussian Journalist Said To Be Killed Shows Up At News Conference Very

first_img Share Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, who Kiev police said Tuesday had been killed, showed up alive at a press conference Wednesday. His death was faked as part of a sting operation by the Ukrainian Security Service.Updated at 11:59 a.m. ETThe Russian journalist who was said to have been killed Tuesday in Kiev, Ukraine, turned up very much alive at a news conference Wednesday.In a wild turn of events streamed live, Arkady Babchenko was introduced to applause and gasps from the reporters in attendance.“I’d like to apologize for everything you’ve had to go through,” he said, according to a transcript from Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. “I’ve been at the funeral of many friends and colleagues, and I know this nauseous feeling. Sorry for imposing this upon you, but there was no other way.”“Special apologies to my wife for the hell she’s been through these two days,” he added. “Olya, excuse me, please, but there was no other option.”It’s not clear exactly what his wife knew. On Tuesday, Kiev police told reporters that Babchenko had been shot multiple times in the back at his apartment and had died from his injuries. His wife was said to have found him bleeding from his wounds. Police said Babchenko had been targeted because of his work.The head of the Ukrainian Security Service, Vasyl Gritsak, said Wednesday that his agency faked Babchenko’s death in order to set up a sting operation to catch those who were trying to kill him, according to The Associated Press:“Before ushering Babchenko into the room, Gritsak said investigators had identified a Ukrainian citizen who had been recruited and paid $40,000 by the Russian security service to organize and carry out the killing. The unidentified Ukrainian man in turn hired an acquaintance who had fought in the separatist war in eastern Ukraine as the gunman.”Babchenko had moved to Kiev in the fall after fleeing Russia, where he was a prominent war correspondent who in recent years had become fiercely critical of the Kremlin. In Kiev, he has been a television host on Crimean Tatar network ATR.Video shared on Twitter by Radio Free Europe’s Russian service shows his ATR colleagues rejoicing in cheers and disbelief at seeing Babchenko alive. A photo of Babchenko hangs on the wall behind them.Реакція журналістів ATR 😍Відео – Kateryna Lisunova— Радіо Свобода (@radiosvoboda) May 30, 2018Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tweeted his congratulations to the Ukrainian Security Service and said he had given an order to provide Babchenko and his family with protection.The Russian Foreign Ministry said that it was glad Babchenko was alive but accused Ukraine of using his story as propaganda, Reuters reports.Writing last year in The Guardian, Babchenko described how a Facebook post he had written about the Russian bombing of civilians in Aleppo, Syria, was deemed insufficiently patriotic and led to a systematic campaign against him.In 2016, investigative journalist Pavel Sheremet was killed when a bomb exploded his car. The case is unsolved.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit read more

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