UPDATE 15TH JANUARY: This article previously translated a passage of a French report to say Guillaume de Fondaumière was accused of "pushing kisses" on staff at parties, but the translation is incorrect, as de Fondaumière himself later pointed out to me. After further consultation we have a more accurate translation. The accusation revolves around the common French greeting of air-kissing when two people meet. Guillaume de Fondaumière is accused of making more contact with his kisses than is considered appropriate. Guillaume de Fondaumière went on to tell me: "Please note I categorically refute all allegations, in particular 'hitting on staff'." Quantic Dream also formerly issued a statement yesterday evening in response to the reports. Guillaume de Fondaumière shared the statement on Twitter . "Articles published today level various allegations against Quantic Dream, its management and employees. "We categorically deny all of these allegations. Quantic Dream filed a … [Read more...] about David Cage and Quantic Dream “shocked” by allegations of unhealthy studio culture
David Cameron has been in the headlines recently over his alleged involvement in a lobbying scandal with a firm he advises and the Treasury. Sky News has broken down what is going on, who the key players are, and why the former prime minister is under fire. What did David Cameron do? Mr Cameron approached a number of government ministers on behalf of Greensill Capital - a financial services firm he started working for in 2018. He was trying to secure Greensill access to a loan scheme called the Covid Corporate Financing Facility (CCFF). The former prime minister wanted Greensill Capital to be able to issue loans using tax-payer cash through this scheme. According to newspaper reports, Mr Cameron stood to make millions of pounds through his share holdings in the firm. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Cameron under fire over lobbying allegation Who did he approach? Advertisement Mr Cameron sent … [Read more...] about Greensill: What is the lobbying scandal and why is David Cameron involved?
REUTERS: Primoz Roglic won his first stage race of the season when he overcame a 23-second deficit on the final day of the Tour of the Basque country on Saturday (Apr 10). The Slovenian, who had lost the overall lead in the Paris-Nice race on the final ride last month after a crash, was on the attack far from the line on a descent during the 111.9-km mountain trek from Ondarroa to Arrate. Overnight leader Brandon McNulty did not follow Roglic and never managed to get back into contention despite the help of his UAE Emirates team mate and Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, who in the process relinquished his own title chances. Roglic was in front with Briton Hugh Carthy and Frenchman David Gaudu on the last climb and benefited from the duo's work to increase his advantage. Carthy dropped out in the middle of the ascent when Gaudu attacked, closely followed by Roglic. The Jumbo-Visma rider was happy to stay on Gaudu's wheel and both exchanged a quick fist bump, meaning … [Read more...] about Cycling: Roglic overturns deficit to win Tour of Basque country
IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan with head coach Brendon McCullum. Photograph: BCCI Former champions Kolkata Knight Riders will look to strike a perfect balance under the astute leadership of Eoin Morgan when they open their IPL campaign against a consistent Sunrisers Hyderabad in Chennai on Sunday. One of the best in business in the white-ball format, Morgan took charge of an ordinary-looking KKR under Dinesh Karthik midway into the last season held in the UAE. IMAGE: Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner with head coach Trevor Bayliss. Photograph: BCCI One of the more consistent sides of IPL, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost before the final hurdle, going down to runners-up Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 match last year. Squads: Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, … [Read more...] about IPL: KKR face tough opening test vs Sunrisers
The government should explore plans to turn the Post Office into a profit-sharing business, allowing postmasters to participate in the future financial success of Britain’s largest retail network, its chief executive has said. Sky News has learnt that Nick Read, who has run the Post Office since the autumn of 2019, told colleagues last week that he wants ministers to sanction what would effectively amount to its partial mutualisation once its finances are in appropriate shape. The ambition, which was outlined by Mr Read in a speech to his senior leadership team on Friday, would potentially enable thousands of postmasters across the UK to receive a financial stake in the Post Office by the middle of the decade. "As we look towards the next Comprehensive Spending Review, I intend to work with government on the various means by which we could deliver on a longer-term aspiration to facilitate profit-sharing between Post Office Limited and postmasters when circumstances permit," … [Read more...] about Post Office chief Read delivers plan to share profits with postmasters
Gyms will reopen across England on Monday, although there will be strict rules to restrict the spread of coronavirus . Some of the measures include one-hour time limits and wearing face masks when you are walking between machines. Gym chains are marking out special exercise zones to ensure social distancing - and even enforcing one-way systems. Booking systems are also being reintroduced to avoid overcrowding, with deep cleans and sanitiser stations also set to return. PureGym members will be be able to enter their local facility by using the company's app, meaning access is completely contactless. Around 2,000L of fresh air will also be pumped into the chain's gyms every second. Sign up to our newsletter to get the day's biggest news straight to your inbox The Mirror's newsletter brings you the latest news, exciting showbiz and TV stories, sport updates and essential political information. The newsletter is emailed out first thing every morning, at 12noon and … [Read more...] about Key rules you’ll need to follow when gyms reopen – from social distancing to masks