Storm knocks out power at Waterford District High School

Waterford District High School students get an extra-long weekend following Wednesday night’s storm.The storm damaged a transformer at the school, which left parts of the building with no power.Kimberly Newhouse, manager of communications and community relations at Grand Erie District School Board, said some rooms have hydro but there not enough to run classes for all of the students.The repairs on the transponder are expected to be completed on Thursday.Friday is a PA Day and students are to return to classes on Monday. read more

Eurozone inflation rate drops further to 05 per cent strengthening deflation worries

A woman walks on waste ground as others sit by one of many tents near the business district of Madrid, Spain, Friday, March 28, 2014. Official data show Spain’s inflation rate dipped into negative territory this month, a development likely to add pressure on the European Central Bank to ease its monetary policies. In it’s monthly report released Wednesday, the Bank of Spain said that despite the economic recovery, the unemployment rate of 26 percent should edge down to 25 percent this year and to 23.8 percent in 2015. Spain emerged from a double-dip recession in the third quarter of 2013. (AP Photo/Paul White) Eurozone inflation rate drops further to 0.5 per cent, strengthening deflation worries AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted Mar 31, 2014 3:07 am MDT BRUSSELS – Official data show the eurozone’s inflation rate in March decreased for the third consecutive month to a new low of 0.5 per cent, a development likely to add pressure on the European Central Bank to ease its monetary policies.The preliminary estimate for the 18-country currency bloc published by the European Union’s statistics agency Monday was down from February’s annual rate of 0.7 per cent.Eurostat says the core inflation rate — excluding volatile food and energy costs — also dropped, from 1 per cent in February to 0.8 per cent in March.The ECB aims to keep inflation just below 2 per cent, but the data raise the prospect of falling prices, or deflation, which can choke off growth as consumers and businesses delay purchases in hopes of getting better bargains down the line. read more

BBC directorgeneral Tony Hall says loss of Great British Bake Off is

first_imgWhile Paul Hollywood will move to Channel 4, Mary Berry is staying loyal to the BBCCredit:Mark Bourdillon /BBC Lord Hall Mary Berry has rubbished rumours that she is planning to step back from TV projects, with her agent insisting she has “absolutely no plans to retire”. Paul Hollywood is the only member of the Bake Off four to make the move to Channel 4, where is said to have been offered a steep pay rise.The heads of both the BBC and Channel 4 will be quizzed by MPs on the culture, media and sport select committee about the show being poached. Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry The BBC’s loss of the Great British Bake Off is a “great pity” that will leave audiences “disappointed”, the corporation’s director-general has said.Speaking for the first time about the baking show’s switch to Channel 4, Lord Hall of Birkenhead said he was “sad” that the corporation would no longer be able to show the programme, but “delighted” that Mary Berry had decided to stay with the BBC.The director-general made the comments at the annual Radio Festival, where he also gave a tribute to Terry Wogan, the late BBC presenter. Asked to comment on Channel 4’s decision to poach Bake Off, he said: “The audience love Bake Off and of course the audience are disappointed.”I think it’s sad from the audience‘s point of view. It’s a wonderful programme, everybody loves it.”To my mind, that’s the thing, it’s the disappointment of the audience for a programme they love, and that’s a great pity. But I wish Channel 4 well.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Lord Hall said the Bake Off audience would be disappointedCredit:Leon Neal /AFP / Getty BBC sources have suggested that the corporation is considering developing a Bake Off rival, which would reunite Berry with presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who also refused to move to Channel 4.Lord Hall refused to comment on the rumours. He said: “I’m not going into that, it’s too early.”But he added: “I’m really glad that Mary, Sue and Mel are staying with us. That’s good news.”last_img read more