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Famous birthdays for June 8: Gabby Giffords, Kathy Baker

Famous birthdays for June 8: Gabby Giffords, Kathy Baker

Entertainment
June 8 (UPI) -- Those born on this date are under the sign of Gemini. They include: Advertisement -- Astronomer/mathematician Giovanni Domenico Cassini in 1625 -- German composer Robert Schumann in 1810 -- Former first lady Ida McKinley in 1847 -- Architect Frank Lloyd Wright in 1867 -- Science fiction publisher John W. Campbell in 1910 -- British geneticist Francis Crick, who helped determine the "double helix" structure of DNA, in 1916 -- College Football Hall of Fame member/U.S. Supreme Court Justice Byron White in 1917 -- Painter LeRoy Neiman in 1921 -- Former first lady Barbara Bush in 1925 -- Actor Jerry Stiller in 1927 File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI -- Comedian Joan Rivers in 193...
Baker Le Pain Quotidien on brink of administration

Baker Le Pain Quotidien on brink of administration

Business
The bakery chain Le Pain Quotidien is close to collapse as it races to find a buyer for its UK operations, putting 500 more high street jobs at risk.Sky News has learnt that the Belgian-owned company could appoint administrators as soon as this week. An emergency sale process for the business, which trades from 26 sites in Britain, has set a deadline of Wednesday for offers. Image: Carluccio's is among competitors to have called in administrators during the pandemic crisis Alvarez & Marsal, the professional services firm, is overseeing the auction and is likely to be appointed as administrator unless a solvent sale is concluded in the coming days, insiders said on Monday.One potential bidder said a pre-pack administration was the ...
Alex Bregman: Winning title for Dusty Baker on Astros’ minds

Alex Bregman: Winning title for Dusty Baker on Astros’ minds

Sports
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., March 5 (UPI) -- Houston Astros second baseman Alex Bregman says the team has "one thing" on its mind this off-season: helping manager Dusty Baker get over the hump to win his first World Series. Baker joined the franchise in an unorthodox manner, replacing the fired A.J. Hinch. Hinch and Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow both lost their jobs in January after being suspended by Major League Baseball for their roles in a sign-stealing scheme. An increased media presence at Astros spring training in West Palm Beach and heckling fans serve as constant reminders of the sign-stealing scheme, which the players used during their 2017 World Series run. The Astros also appeared in the 2019 World Series and should be title contenders again in 2020. Bregman and his teammate...
Ted Baker to 'learn lessons' of hugs probe

Ted Baker to 'learn lessons' of hugs probe

Business
Troubled fashion chain Ted Baker has said it is "determined to learn lessons" from the "forced hugs" scandal that forced out its boss Ray Kelvin.The pledge came in its annual results statement, less than three weeks after Mr Kelvin resigned in the wake of the misconduct allegations.Pre-tax profit for the year to 26 January was down 26% to £50.9m, from £68.8m a year earlier.The figures were in line with a profit warning issued last month.The firm is continuing an investigation into the allegations against Mr Kelvin.Its shares fell more than 5% in early Thursday trading. In its results statement, Ted Baker said it wanted all employees to feel "respected and value...
Ted Baker boss resigns amid 'forced hugs' probe

Ted Baker boss resigns amid 'forced hugs' probe

Business
By James Sillars, business reporter Ted Baker says its chief executive Ray Kelvin has "agreed to resign" as he faces allegations of inappropriate behaviour.The fashion chain's founder took a voluntary leave of absence in December after it launched an independent investigation into claims of forced hugs and harassment. He has denied any wrongdoing and described the allegations - including that he massaged employees and asked some to sit on his lap - as "deeply distressing".Ted Baker said he had quit with immediate effect and its acting chief executive, Lindsay Page, had agreed to continue in the role until the appointment of a permanent successor, with David Bernstein acting as executive chairman to provide additional support.Shares were almost 5% down on ...