first_imgControversial former Apprentice star Katie Hopkins has stuck the knife into our Daniel!The motormouth commentator has called the Strictly Come Dancing star “an Irish contraceptive.”The Acid-tongued television personality made the remark about the singer on Twitter. Rihanoff has made headlines in the past for controversial romances with a number of her dancing partners from the show and recently been spotted hand-in-hand with former contestant, rugby star Ben Cohen.Hopkins is known for voicing her controversial opinions on Twitter, where she has 575,000 followers.Read the tweet below:Katie Hopkins ‏@KTHopkins  23h23 hours agoFinally #Strictly bosses see sense & issue Kristina with some Irish contraceptive. Cohen owes them big timeAPPRENTICE STAR ATTACKS DANIEL AND LABELS HIM AN ‘IRISH CONTRACEPTIVE’ was last modified: September 8th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellDonega;KATIE HOPKINSStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Bus rapid transit backers to CTran Move project forward

first_imgSupporters of bus rapid transit made a renewed push for the system Tuesday night, undeterred by a November vote that left the proposal without a clear path forward for local funding.A group of citizens presented the C-Tran Board of Directors with more than 250 signatures in support of bringing the enhanced bus system to Vancouver’s Fourth Plain corridor. They also brought the endorsements of a handful of neighborhood associations, and a series of requests they say would move the concept forward.The group asked C-Tran to use its own resources, without raising taxes, to pay the local share of the project. Supporters also want to keep the concept from being lumped together with the Columbia River Crossing — a connection that has prevented bus rapid transit from gaining the traction it would find on its own, they said.“People there want this,” said Mark Maggiora, who leads the Vancouver-based nonprofit Americans Building Community. “We can do it without raising taxes.”C-Tran has said a bus rapid transit system would cost less to operate and maintain each year than the No. 4 and No. 44 routes that now serve Fourth Plain. Those savingscould reimburse any up-front cost to build it, Maggiora and others said Tuesday night.C-Tran first floated the bus rapid transit proposal in 2011. The enhanced bus system works by using larger vehicles, raised boarding platforms, specialized signals and other features in an effort to move passengers more efficiently and reliably.last_img read more