Fabulous Baker Brothers go stateside

first_imgTom and Henry Herbert, stars of Channel 4’s The Fabulous Baker Brothers, have been invited to recreate their show for the US, according to the latest reports.As reported on thisisgloucestershire.co.uk, the siblings have been invited by American television channel Discovery TV to make a US version of the show, currently in its second series in the UK.The pair, who run Hobbs House Bakery in Chipping Sodbury, are due to jet off to America this summer to make a two-part food and travelogue, starting in New Orleans.Tom Herbert said: “We will look at different food sub-cultures and what makes each area special. Henry and I will each cook something inspired by the area. In New Orleans, for instance, we’ll look at Creole culture, the music, history and food.“It’s very exciting. I keep pinching myself. If it goes well, then we’ll make more programmes.”The move comes as Paul Hollywood, judge on BBC Two’s The Great British Bake Off, revealed last month he would be taking up the same role in an American version of the show called The Great American Baking Competition, which is due to air in the US in May.last_img read more

Danish engineers’ pension funds agree to pool contributions

first_imgDIP originally covered only civil and academic engineers, while ISP Pension provided plans for technical and diploma-level engineers. Now both funds include all these types of engineers and other science graduates in their memberships.Peter Falkenham, chairman of DIP’s supervisory board, said: “I am extremely pleased with the content of the letter of intent and look forward to further work with the parties.”However, Lars Bytoft, chairman of the ISP supervisory board responded more cautiously, saying it was best for the scheme’s members to wait and see how the planned merger between DIP and the lawyers’ and economists’ pension fund JØP panned out.The DIP/JØP merger is scheduled to take place in 2019.“The merger between ISP and the merged pension fund (DIP and JØP) is expected to occur in 2020, provided that the expected potential of the merger in terms of cost savings can be achieved,” Bytoft said.ISP said it had also received an offer to merge with commercial mutual provider AP Pension, but that this had been rejected.However, ISP said it would continue to employ AP Pension as manager for the next few years.ISP outsourced all its activities to AP Pension several years ago but retained its independence as a pension fund.Danish financial daily newspaper Børsen reported yesterday that the merger would result in more than DKK16bn of pensions assets being taken away from AP Pension. A spokesman for AP Pension said it had no comment on the report. Labour-market pension provision for engineers in Denmark has moved one step closer to unity after the two main industry pension funds signed a letter of intent with the Danish Society of Engineers (IDA).The parties have specifically agreed that, from April next year, all contributions from new members joining the engineers’ pension fund ISP will be directed into the DIP pension fund for the profession.Earlier this year IDA proposed merging the two funds into a new DKK51.1bn (€6.9bn) fund to be called IDA Pension.After talks resulting from that proposal, DIP, ISP and IDA have now signed a letter of intent in which ISP agreed to work to ensure the most economically advantageous arrangements for current and future members in a single pension fund, ISP said.last_img read more

NBA free agency news: Warriors sign Andrew Bogut

first_imgDuring his time in the NBA, Bogut averaged 9.8 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 blocked shots through 694 games.He is coming off an MVP campaign with the Sydney Kings. Bogut, 34, was selected by the Bucks with the first overall pick in the 2005 draft and went on to spend 13 years in the NBA. He last played with the Lakers during the 2017-18 season. Related News Warriors sign center Andrew Bogut: pic.twitter.com/BkCNRqoMH3— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 6, 2019According to The Athletic, the two sides were working to finalize a one-year minimum contract. Bogut is expected to hold a formal press conference with the Sydney Kings of Australia’s NBL to announce his move in the near future. Andrew Bogut is heading back to the Bay Area.The 7-foot center has agreed to return to the Warriors after receiving his letter of clearance from Australia and the NBA, the team announced Wednesday. Gordon Hayward on Celtics’ big win over Warriors: ‘One to build off’last_img read more