One of NBC's most senior executives faced a rebellion from the network's top journalists on Thursday as he was questioned on precisely what the staffer who publicly accused Matt Lauer of rape this week told bosses before he was fired from the Today Show in 2017. Veteran NBC staffers had a heated call with the president of NBC News, Noah Oppenheim, a day after the explosive allegation that Lauer had 'anally raped' his junior colleague in 2014, DailyMail.com has learned. In a scheduled meeting at NBC News' Rockefeller Center headquarters in New York at 9am on Thursday, senior correspondents and producers - some of whom dialed in from elsewhere in the country - grilled Oppenheim on the revelation Wednesday that Brooke Nevils said that Lauer sexually assaulted her in his hotel room in Sochi, Russia, during the 2014 Winter Olympics. Lauer was fired in November 2017 after Nevils, a former assistant to Meredith Vieira, spoke to executives. Oppenheim and his boss Andy Lack, the chairman of NBC … [Read more...] about NBC reporters tell bosses ‘we deserve answers’ as they vent fury at executive over how network handled allegation Matt Lauer raped junior producer in his hotel room during 2014 Olympics
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Everyone knows the traditional healthy eating routine: five fruit and veg a day, plenty of vitamins, a balance of protein, carbs and fats. The problem is, new research has found those rules show only half the picture. In fact, following them alone probably won’t lead to optimum health, however many apples and carrots you eat. That’s because the science now shows that this type of diet completely ignores the needs of the 40 trillion bacteria living in our gut. And those bacteria aren’t just passengers, they are integral to our mental and physical wellbeing. Dr Megan Rossi (pictured) who is a world-leading expert in gut health, explained the importance of eating and drinking 30 different plant foods each week A healthy microbiota (the community of gut bacteria) is thought to lower the risk of certain cancers, reduce the chance of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and massively increase our happiness. But only if you look after it. For good mental and physical … [Read more...] about Forget five-a-day! One of Britain’s top nutritionists says she’s found the secret to optimum health — and happiness. So, are YOU getting your 30-a-week?
Dust off your gloves and goggles – the ski season is under way once more. Neil English reveals the best deals to ensure you make the most of every minute on – and off – the slopes. AVOID THE QUEUES The ski season is under way once more. We reveal the best deals to ensure you make the most of every minute on – and off – the slopes Before your holiday, visit netski.com. Within a few clicks, equipment suited to your size and skill level can be ordered and pre-paid from about 100 shops in Alpine resorts which have so far signed up to the app. You simply pick up your order when you arrive at your destination. Another innovation to speed things up before hitting the slopes is Skiset’s unique 3D foot scan which matches your feet profile to specific boots in stock at Skiset’s vast array of shops. NO MORE STRESSFUL TRANSFERS There’s nothing more annoying than waiting to pick up a hire car or sitting aboard coaches dropping off … [Read more...] about Perfect boots, brilliant bargains and even eco-friendly ideas: Here’s how to get your ski season off to a flying start
SWITZERLAND Nendaz This delightful old Valais village, with its timber houses, barns and grain stores, is part of the Quatre Vallées ski region, made up of Verbier, Veysonnaz, Nendaz and Thyon. There’s 412km of pistes, plus 12km of cross-country ski trails, 100km of winter hiking trails and 40km of snowshoe tracks. So even if you don’t do downhill skiing or snowboarding there’s plenty for you. Be sure to check out the glacier on Mont-Fort, from where the view encompasses peaks including the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc. Experts skiers won’t be disappointed by the challenges, with seven marked freeride areas that include Eteygeon and Plan-du-Fou, and the deserted descent at the back of Mont-Fort.By train: 9¾ hours Depart London St Pancras on the 06.18 Eurostar to Paris Gare du Nord; change to Paris Gare de Lyon and take the 11.56 TGV to Lausanne and then take the 15.50 InterRegio train to Sion, arriving at 16.57. From there it’s 25 minutes by bus or … [Read more...] about 20 of the best Alps ski resorts by train
Gorgeous Georgia The past few years have seen a boom in tourism to Georgia: its cities for their fashion and food; and the Caucasus for hiking and mountain life. Things aren’t slowing down for winter, with several operators offering pricey but enticing new ski adventures to intrepid intermediate-plus downhillers. Mountain Heaven has a nine-night guided group tour departing 6 March, taking in Gudauri (the biggest resort with 80km of slopes), Bakuriani and the country’s newest resort, Mestia, as well as time in Tbilisi (€2,100pp including ski guiding, half-board, lift passes, a show in the capital and wine tasting, excluding flights). Silk Road Adventures has a seven-day break based in Gudauri, with a day of wine-tasting (four departures between January and March, £2,480pp including full-board, car with driver, guide, transfers, lift pass and ski equipment, excluding flights). Europe’s cheapest resorts The Post Office’s new family ski resort report has … [Read more...] about Pistes in our time: What’s new for the 2019-20 ski season