Good evening. It’s been a day of star witnesses at the trial of Ryan Giggs for assaulting and coercing his ex-girlfriend Kate Greville, charges which he denies. Sir Alex Ferguson, his former manager has just given evidence. Today's trivia : Bill Clinton was born on this day in 1946. In 1998, he became the first American president to be impeached in 130 years. Name the other two to be impeached. Scroll down for the answer Inside track with Chopper's P olitics email | Audio | Crossword The big story: Sir Alex Ferguson gives evidence The trial of former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs entered its 10th day today, with the defence inviting numerous witnesses to give evidence. Just this afternoon, the legendary United manager Sir Alex Ferguson who was Mr Giggs’s boss throughout most of his playing career, was asked by the defence to give evidence. He spoke about Mr Gigg’s temperament and their relationship while the player was still a teenager. Gareth Davies is at the … [Read more...] about Friday evening news briefing: Sir Alex Ferguson makes trial appearance
There are many reasons to buy a dream home, but a bottle of milk is not an everyday source of property inspiration. But for Mouse Martin, her move to a beautiful Cotswolds Inkwell Cottage, with chocolate box mullion windows and climbing roses framing the front door, all started when her friend ran out of milk. ‘I was going to get a pint of milk for a girlfriend and took a detour where I saw a little cottage down a country lane,’ she explains. ‘I rang the agents and managed to view it the same day. I had an epiphany [and even though there were 17 people who had viewed it that day] I rang the agents afterwards and put in an offer, not thinking in a million years they would accept, and they rang ten mins later and said you won’t believe it but they have accepted their offer.’ Months later Mouse spoke to the previous owners and they revealed why she was successful. Mouse, who wanted Inkwell Cottage to live in and rent out on Unique Homestays, had another property Filly … [Read more...] about Get the look: Mouse Martin on turning a Cotswolds cottage into an artists’ retreat
JASON DORDAY/ STUFF Half the population is female, and women's sport provides "awesome content that people want to watch", says Sky TV chief executive Sophie Moloney. Sky TV chief executive Sophie Moloney is making space for women in two worlds dominated by men - business, and sport. It’s lucky, then, that she loves a challenge. In the year 2022, Moloney is one of just 11 female chief executives at NZX companies, a small improvement on a few years ago when chief executives named Mark outnumbered women , but still underwhelming. Sky TV is also “not the most loved company out there by investors”, according to the shareholders’ association, and the industry is dealing with massive disruption . Customers are a source of instant and very public feedback if something goes wrong in the middle of an All Blacks game . It seems a bit like building the plane as you’re flying, while also having to film the whole enterprise live in glorious technicolour. Moloney … [Read more...] about Sky TV chief executive Sophie Moloney ‘making space for women’
Broadcasting Minister Willie Jackson says it's TVNZ, not RNZ, that will need to change its attitude. Nudity, ponytails, coronavirus and climate change; for a half century the New Zealand Media Council has dealt with it all. Balancing freedom of information with protecting the public from the offensive or incorrect, the group handles complaints about print, and digital media – including audio and video streams, and online content published by broadcasters. When viewers or readers believe something is wrong, unfair or just plain out of line, it’s the council that investigates and ultimately makes the call. But as the number of complaints skyrocket; misinformation runs rampant, and public distrust grows, some say the council can do more and lacks both bark and bite. Others say it’s the only way to regulate a free press. READ MORE: Media firms voice grave concerns over TVNZ, RNZ merger Covid-19: Midwives fight back against spread of vaccine misinformation Originally … [Read more...] about Nudity, pulled ponytails and callous cartoons: The Media Council turns 50
By Reha Kansara & Abdirahim Saeed Published 18 minutes ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Recent violent disorder in Leicester caused shock and outrage and prompted dozens of arrests, but how much was it fuelled by misinformation posted online? We've spent the past week trying to unpick some of the false claims in and about Leicester and tried to see how much they spread both in the run-up to the disorder and the aftermath. Temporary chief constable Rob Nixon told BBC Two's Newsnight there had been a deliberate attempt by people to use social media in a destructive way. Mayor Sir Peter Soulsby also blamed online disinformation and said otherwise there was "no obvious local cause for this at all". At least one of those sentenced over the disorder has admitted being influenced by social media. When we spoke to people in Leicester, either community … [Read more...] about Did misinformation fan the flames in Leicester?