Germany on Wednesday took a step towards forcing companies to take responsibility for any labor or environmental abuses in their global supply chain. A new law (Lieferkettengesetz in German) allows for hefty fines starting at several hundred thousand euros if their contractors abroad are found to breach human rights or environmental rules. The fines go up to two percent of the company's annual revenues if they exceed 400 million euros ($484 million). The companies are held responsible for every step of the way: from the raw materials to the finished product. "This law protects workers from exploitation across sprawling supply chains and protects human rights across the world," Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said on Wednesday, adding "In future, it will be clear that 'Made in Germany' also means respect for human rights." The SPD-run development and labor ministries initially wanted the law to also target smaller companies, but backed down in the face of strong opposition from the … [Read more...] about Germany to implement supply chain law against exploitation
ACTRESS Nicola Coughlan has furiously hit back at a podcast host who called her "the fat girl from Bridgerton". Amanda Richards - who presents Big Calf, a podcast "about being the fat kid" - tweeted about Nicola's choice to wear a cardigan for the Golden Globes. She wrote: "The fat girl from Bridgerton is wearing a black cardigan at the Golden Globes, bc no matter how hot and stylish you are, if you’re a fat girl there will always be a black cardigan you think about wearing, then decide against, but ultimately wear bc you feel like you have to." Amanda insists she was using the word "fat" as a descriptor - and not to cause offence. But Nicola, 34, was unhappy at the dig and replied: "I thought the cardigan looked ace, Molly Goddard used them on her runway with the dresses that’s where the idea came from, also I have a name." Amanda replied "fair enough" before revealing the abuse she received in the aftermath of the exchange. She told followers: "People scolding me, … [Read more...] about Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan furiously hits back at podcast host who called her ‘the fat girl’
MASTERCHEF UK fans are thrilled their favourite show is back for a 2021 series. We take a look back on what restaurants have been featured in the previous series and where the show takes place. Where is MasterChef filmed? Since 2014, MasterChef has been filmed at 3 Mills Studios, in East London but for the 2021 series social distancing was of course introduced. It is in the London Borough of Newham, and is in between Bromley-By-Bow and West Ham tube stations. It’s the site of a former distillery that is now a film and television studio. The studio has also been used for Gordon Ramsey: Cookalong Live, Million Pound Drop Live, Stand Up To Cancer, and Bad Girls. What restaurants have previously featured on MasterChef? In 2018, the team headed to some of the most wonderful restaurants yet and we can only hope that this year they somehow manage to top it. They headed to Sartoria, in Mayfair, London and had to prepare every dish on the menu for its customers. … [Read more...] about Where is MasterChef UK 2021 filmed?
DANNIELLA Westbrook has claimed she saved her ex Brian Harvey's alleging she called paramedics when he tried to kill himself. The EastEnders star made the claims about her former boyfriend, who she dated from 1991 to 1995, on Monday in a 30-minute Instagram video. She alleged: "I've been there calling ambulances for that boy when he's trying to throw himself off the top of the thing and kill himself. "I've been there for him, you know what I mean? I've been there." "I have a lot of love for Brian but don't call me things that aren't true. I've been through enough," she said referencing the recent claims Brian made against her. "I won't let you do that to me Brian, I won't. I'm sorry, I won't. Just because you have a bee in your bonnet and you've watched me do lives and stuff". Former East 17 frontman Brian, 46, claimed on Monday that Danniella had put his life in danger by introducing him to members of a peadophile gang at a club and branded her a "murderer" . … [Read more...] about Danniella Westbrook says she saved ex Brian Harvey’s life when he tried to kill himself by calling paramedics
Eight people have been injured in a Swedish town after a stabbing attack police say could be terror-related. A man in his 20s attacked people in the town of Vetlanda, about 210 miles south of the capital Stockholm, on Wednesday afternoon. Aftonbladet said the weapon used was a knife but the Associated Press reported it was an axe. Police said people had been stabbed in at least five locations in the town of roughly 13,000 people, and some of the victims were in a serious condition. The attacker's motive was not clear but Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said terrorism was possible. Advertisement He said: "In the light of what has emerged so far in the police investigation, prosecutors have initiated a preliminary investigation into terrorist crimes. "We confront such heinous acts with the combined force of our society." More from Sweden The Investigation and Kim Wall's legacy: Police and divers spent months working to convict the 'submarine … [Read more...] about ‘Terror motive’ investigated after eight hurt in stabbing attack in Sweden