UN antidrug office calls for probe after advisers resignation over irregularities

UNODC Executive Director Antonio Maria Costa said he was taking the allegations very seriously and that he was examining the matters with the help of his senior managers.”The severity of the allegations brought to my attention deserves a most thorough examination. They were made public without prior consultations with me, or without me having been alerted beforehand,” he said in a statement from UNODC’s headquarters in Vienna.His comments follow the resignation of Samuel González-Ruiz, an inter-regional adviser with UNODC, who said he could not stay on in his post after 31 December. He alluded to irregularities over the awarding of contracts, petty corruption and abuses of administrative discretion, according to UNODC.Mr. Costa asked the UN’s independent Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) to begin a probe, and it has already started work on its inquiry.Mr. Costa said he was confident that major evidence of any misbehaviour was unlikely to be found. read more

No end to sizzling home prices voracious demand in BC forecast

by Laura Kane, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 10, 2015 1:00 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email No end to sizzling home prices, voracious demand in B.C.: forecast VANCOUVER – A dramatic shift is underway in Metro Vancouver’s housing market as costly detached homes become a “luxury product” out of reach for many families, a new forecast reveals.Central 1 Credit Union predicts that a widening price gap between apartment or condominium units and houses will be “difficult if not impossible to bridge.”“In previous years the housing ladder meant starting in a condo and transitioning to a detached home. That will no longer be the trend,” said senior economist Bryan Yu in a release.“For most families the housing ladder will lead from one multi-family unit to another.”Across British Columbia, home prices and sales will continue to rise for the next two years, the report predicts. Average prices in the province will leap six per cent this year to $425,000, reaching $462,000 by 2017.Median prices for detached Vancouver-area properties are set to shatter the $1-million mark, fuelled by a lack of land and relentless demand.Yu said the dearth of supply of detached homes is likely to continue, underpinned by a land base that is hemmed in by the ocean, the coastal mountains, the U.S. border and an agricultural land reserve.He noted that price momentum in Metro Vancouver has also spilled into the neighbouring Fraser Valley, anchored by Chilliwack and Abbotsford.In contrast, the Alberta recession, a weak mining sector and few available homes will slow — but not cap — demand in B.C.’s Interior, northern B.C. and the Kootenays.Dropping oil prices and energy sector layoffs have led to job cuts for some residents in the Interior and northern B.C. who commute to Alberta’s oilsands for employment, Yu said.“If the market isn’t doing very well (in Alberta), you’re going to see less of that spillover demand for vacation properties or secondary homes in these regions,” he added in an interview.But parts of the Okanagan Valley, including Kelowna, are seeing rebounding house prices after years of stagnation caused by an over-built market.“It’s taken a long time for them to get rid of the excess supply,” he said. “Now that we’re seeing inventories fall off in these areas, we basically have much more balanced conditions.”The financial institution also predicts low mortgage rates will keep sales sizzling. Yu anticipates five-year fixed term rates will remain essentially unchanged through 2016 and will increase marginally to only five per cent by the end of 2017.Vancouver Island markets, especially Victoria, are also strong as the communities are poised to take advantage of the low Canadian dollar and as over-supply has been sold off, Yu said.The forecast notes that B.C.’s economic growth is expected to remain among the highest in the country, which will drive gains in employment and personal income. But a mild slowdown in population growth is also expected, caused by weak trends in international immigration.B.C.’s active housing market — in particular construction, renovation and acquisition-related costs — is expected to lift broader economic growth over the next two years. read more

VersaDrill to launch new flexible high torque GT8 drill at PDAC

first_imgVersaDrill will make the official launch of the new VersaDrill GT8 at the forthcoming PDAC in Toronto from March 6-9. The GT8 is described as “a compact and sturdy diamond drill strong enough to perform mining drilling, yet versatile enough to be used in geotechnical applications.”The drill has a best-in-class torque with maximum speed combo; as well as being best-in-class for depth in NWL core, according to VersaDrill; as well as having “reliable and simple components for affordable maintenance and continued operations under all conditions.” It has a max rotation speed of 975 rpm; and torque at max rotation speed of 650 Nm, with max torque at 11,212 Nm and speed at max torque of 55 rpm. The drilling capacity with NWL drill rod is 600 m. the GT8 weighs in at 8,165 kg with a rig height of 2.8 m. Speed and torque based on a 160 cc variable hydraulic motor at 4,000 psi (275 bar).last_img read more

Ireland undecided on Jackson or Madigan as Sexton fails fitness test

first_imgUpdated 14:40THE LATE WITHDRAWAL of Jonathan Sexton means Irish coach Declan Kidney is still unsure of starting Paddy Jackson or Ian Madigan against France.Ireland coach Declan Kidney revealed that Sexton was ‘in the running’ up until 30 minutes before the official team announcement before he was ruled out.Jackson has a tight hamstring but, if he responds well to treatment, should be named as starting outhalf. Kidney told TheScore.ie that he had made up his mind who will start but needs to personally talk to Madigan and Jackson first.The other A.N Other on the bench will be fought out between Stephen Archer of Munster or Leinster’s Michael Bent. The gap has been fashioned following an injury to Ulster tighthead Declan Fitzpatrick.Rob Kearney will be hoping to rediscover his attacking spark when he starts at fullback while the centre combination of Brian O’Driscoll and Luke Marshall gets its second outing.Fergus McFadden comes in for the injured Craig Gilroy while Keith Earls starts on the left wing. Kidney insists McFadden will not be handed the kicking duties unless circumstances dictate during the course of the match. Conor Murray starts at scrumhalf.The front row is restored to full-strength as the previously suspended Cian Healy once again takes his place alongside Rory Best and Mike Ross.Mike McCarthy’s back has improved significantly to merit his recall and Donnacha Ryan has proved himself fit enough to start despite being troubled for several weeks with a shoulder injury.The back-row of Peter O’Mahony, Sean O’Brien and captain Jamie Heaslip starts for the fourth game in succession.Ireland take on France from 5pm on Saturday, 9 March at Lansdowne Road [Aviva Stadium]. The team’s last victory over the French came in the Grand Slam-winning campaign of 2009.Ireland (v France): R Kearney; F McFadden, B O’Driscoll, L Marshall, K Earls; P Jackson/I Madigan, C Murray. C Healy, R Best, M Ross; M McCarthy, D Ryan; P O’Mahony, S O’Brien, J Heaslip (capt.)Replacements: S Cronin, D Kilcoyne, S Archer/M Bent, D O’Callaghan, I Henderson; E Reddan, P Jackson/I Madigan, L Fitzgerald.‘It wasn’t Declan’s intention that he was writing off Ronan’s international career’last_img read more

Someone has won €128 million on the Lotto

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article https://jrnl.ie/3266194 Wednesday 1 Mar 2017, 9:19 PM Share411 Tweet Email 48,653 Views 29 Comments THERE WAS ONE winner of tonight’s €12.8 million Lotto draw.The winner will scoop €12,849,224 after their numbers came up.Those numbers were: 2, 15, 19, 26, 37, 38. The bonus was 39.One person will win €179,034 after coming one number short. This is the first time this year that the jackpot has climbed this high.I n 2016 there was one €13 million jackpot winner.Before the draw, National Lottery Chief Executive, Dermot Griffin said:“Excitement is at an all-time high with the Lotto jackpot set to reach an estimated €13M this Wednesday. Someone is in with a chance to win a life transforming prize pay-out.”Read: British songwriter accuses U2 of ripping off his song Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie Someone has won €12.8 million on the Lotto Those numbers were: 2, 15, 19, 26, 37, 38. The bonus was 39. Mar 1st 2017, 9:19 PM Image: Mark Stedman/RollingNews.ie By Paul Hosford Short URLlast_img read more

Xenophon slams Carr for Malaysia myopia

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Nick Xenophon this week questioned the Federal Government’s motives for ignoring allegations of fraud in the Malaysian election.Malaysia’s ruling coalition won the election, and Prime Minister Najib Razak was sworn in for a second term last week.Meanwhile, defeated opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim described the election as the “worst electoral fraud in our history”, and has called on supporters to protest the result.Senator Xenophon told reporters there is clear evidence that the elections were unfair, and that his sources in Malaysia have told him of major irregularities during the election.The senator was quick to round on the Australian government’s response to the allegations of election fraud.“Effectively acknowledging a corrupt regime that will now be in power for five more years… obviously suits the Australian government because they agree with the people swap solution,” he said.“The Opposition was opposed to the people swap so we need to ask the Australian government whether that played a role in their thinking.”Foreign Affairs Minister Bob Carr has said he believes it is not up to Australia to judge on the fairness of the Malaysian election. “We can’t make a value judgement about Malaysia, we can’t be their court of disputed returns,” he said.Mr Carr said the Australian High Commission in Kuala Lumpur had followed the election closely, but that it could not be determined whether there were unfair practices taking place in relation to the voting process. “It’s not up to us to determine these things,” he said. Senator Xenophon says the foreign minister’s credibility has been damaged with such comments.“It’s completely inconsistent with the stance he’s taken in the region in Fiji, in Myanmar, in Iraq, in other countries where he’s spoken out unequivocally about the need for democracy for clean and fair elections.”Associate Professor Lily Rahim from Sydney University told the ABC this week that many Malaysians are angry about the value of their vote.Ms Rahim warned of political instability following the election and has urged the Australian parliament to monitor how the Malaysian electoral system reacts.“Australian politicians should be watching very closely – at least in the next few weeks,” she said.“Should there be an outbreak of violence, perhaps Australia could constructively play a role in attempting to defuse the tension.”last_img read more

Le Motorola Xoom vers une mise à jour Ice Cream Sandwich

first_imgLe Motorola Xoom vers une mise à jour Ice Cream SandwichLa semaine dernière, nous vous annoncions que les smartphones Xperia (de 2011) de Sony Ericsson passeraient sous Ice cream Sandwich, aujourd’hui c’est au tour de la tablette tactile de l’américain Motorola. Sous ce nom alléchant  d’Ice cream Sandwich ne se cache pas un nouveau parfum de glace mais bien le nouvel OS Android, que les constructeurs ont vraiment l’air d’apprécier. En effet, après Sony Ericsson, c’est Motorola qui s’est laissé convaincre par la nouvelle plate-forme de Google, s’il on en croit le forum du site du constructeur. Le Xoom, qui présentait déjà des caractéristiques intéressantes (un processeur double cœur de 1 GHz, un écran HD de 10,1 pouces, connexion Wi-Fi, sortie HDMI, un appareil photo de 5 megapixels ainsi qu’une webcam…) tournait sur Honeycomb, la version 3.1 d’Android. Rappelons que la nouvelle version d’Android proposera une interface simplifiée et des compatibilités telles que la reconnaissance faciale, les commandes vocales et la NFC (communication en champs proche).Les mises à jour sont annoncées mais  impossible de donner une date précise pour l’entrée en vigueur. Si cela se confirmait, qui, après Sony Ericsson et Motorola, suivra la tendance Ice Cream Sandwich ? Le 24 octobre 2011 à 14:16 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

Gigantic crowd marches in Washington for women’s rights

first_imgWASHINGTON – Hundreds of thousands of women and supporters marched in the nation’s capital Saturday after a huge and raucous rally meant to send a message of defiance and hope to President Donald Trump on the day after his inauguration.Oorganizers said half a million people — double earlier estimates — were thought to be attending the Women’s March on Washington, with bigger-than-expected crowds in other cities, too.Similar marches were held around the world in 673 “sister” cities – a total of up to 2.5 million protesters, organizers said, in cities all over Europe and in Kenya, South Africa and Australia.In Washington, protesters craned their necks to listen to the many speakers, sometimes tramping through bushes and climbing trees to hear the messages broadcast over sound systems scattered around the area.The crowd was so big that attendees began marching before the speakers were done. They paraded informally down Constitution Avenue, past the Washington Monument, a noisy procession broken with cheers and chants.last_img read more

Sonakshi Sinhas dramatic response to Arbaaz Khans question of her being on

first_imgSonakshi SinhaInstagramThe relationship status of Sonakshi Sinha has always remained overcast by clouds of delusions. The news of the junior shotgun’s very first link-up with co-actor Ranveer Singh had come out while she was shooting for Lootera. Later, she was linked with Shahid Kapoor during R…Rajkumar followed by Arjun Kapoor while shooting for Tevar. Of late, Sonakshi is now being rumoured to be dating the newbie Zaheer Iqbal, who is getting launched by Salman Khan in Notebook produced under Salman Khan Films banner.Amid the link-up rumours, earlier there were also reports that Sonakshi and showbiz professional Bunty Sachdev were dating for a while but they never acknowledged their relationship in public. But reports of their on and off romance often made their rounds of the tabloids. Their romance, however, remained short-lived as reports of their alleged break-up in February, last year, had flooded the internet.While there has never been a clearer picture about who Sonakshi’s dating life, people on social media often wonder whether the Dabangg actress is on a dating app. And when Sonakshi was asked on Arbaaz Khan’s new show if she is currently using a dating app to meet new people and hanging out with them, the junior shotgun gave a hilarious response to the question.”I don’t need a dating app,” Sonakshi laughed off to Arbaaz’s idea of meeting new people which was followed by a spontaneous, hilarious and dramatic expressions. So next time, if you come across any Sonakshi Sinha, remember that she is not the Dabangg girl for you to swipe right. However, she has again left her admirers with a question mark on her relationship status which we hope she must have clarified in the full episode. Sonakshi Sinha, Zaheer IqbalInstagramTalking about Sonakshi’s growing closeness with Salman’s protege, Zaheer, a source close to the Sinha family claimed that the link-up rumours are being spread for publicity for the new movie Notebook.”This is probably the publicity machinery at work. We normally have newcomers working together in their first film being linked together for publicity. But this time they chose to deflect the publicity to an outside source. But the Sinhas aren’t taking this lying down,” the source was quoted as saying by The Asian Age.The source further added, “She’s just being nice and sweet to a newcomer who happens to be launched by Salman Khan, just like Sonakshi was (in Dabanng). Zaheer is moving in the same circle these days as Salman.”Watch the video here.last_img read more

Myanmar policeman detained over Rohingya abuse video

first_imgRohingya refugees sit as they wait to enter the Kutupalang Refugee Camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, November 21, 2016. ReutersMyanmar said Monday it has detained several police officers over a video shot by a fellow policeman that shows them beating Rohingya civilians, a rare admission of abuse against the Muslim minority.Tens of thousands of people from the persecuted ethnic group—loathed by many of Myanmar’s Buddhist majority—have fled a military operation in Rakhine state, launched after attacks on police posts in October.Neighbouring Bangladesh says some 50,000 Rohingya have crossed its border over the past two months. Many have brought harrowing accounts of rape, murder and arson at the hands of Myanmar’s army or police.Dozens of videos have emerged apparently showing abuses against Rohingya, but this is the first time the government has said it will take action over them.The refugees’ stories have raised global alarm and galvanised protests against Myanmar’s de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been accused of not doing enough to help the Rohingya.Her government has said troops are hunting militants behind the deadly raids on police border posts, denying claims of atrocities with a flurry of public statements.However on Monday authorities pledged to take action “against police who allegedly beat villagers during area clearance operations on 5 November in Kotankauk village”.Suu Kyi’s office named four officers involved in the operation including constable Zaw Myo Htike, who looks nonchalantly into the camera smoking as he records the video.“Those who (were) initially identified were detained,” it said in a statement. “Further investigations are being carried out to expose other police officers who beat villagers in the operation.”‘Sadistic cinema verite’ -The footage shows police hitting a young boy around the head as he walks to where dozens of villagers are lined up in rows seated on the ground, hands behind their heads.Three officers in uniform then start attacking one of the sitting men, beating him with a stick and kicking him repeatedly in the face.A Rohingya activist contacted by AFP said the footage had been verified by a refugee from the nearby camp, Shilkhali.Analyst David Mathieson said the video “brings into sharp question the government’s denials of security forces abuses in Rakhine since October, when here is sadistic cinema verite of how they are treating the local Muslim population”.Around 600 people have been detained since the start of the military operation, according to state media, including six who died in police custody in largely unexplained circumstances.Matthew Smith, chief executive of Fortify Rights, said the video adds to a growing body of evidence of widespread abuse by security forces.“Unfortunately the scene this video depicts isn’t unique or an isolated event,” he said. “Impunity still rules the day in Rakhine state.”Myanmar has long discriminated against the stateless Rohingya, whom rights groups say are among the most persecuted peoples in the world.More than 120,000 have been trapped in squalid displacement camps since violence erupted in 2012 in Rakhine, where they are denied citizenship, access to health care and education.Over a dozen Nobel laureates wrote to the UN Security Council last week urging action to stop the “human tragedy amounting to ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity” in northern Rakhine.Under Myanmar’s junta-era constitution Suu Kyi’s civilian administration has limited power over the army, which maintains control of the defence, home and border ministries.last_img read more

Dengue spreads in 15 districts 208 infected

first_imgDengue victim 19-year-Old Ukino Nushang was a first-year student at Jahangirnagar University. Photo: CollectedAt least 208 people from 15 districts have been reported to be infected with dengue as the mosquito-borne viral disease continues to infect hundreds of people every day in the capital and elsewhere, reports news agency UNB.In Khulna division, 71 dengue patients were identified in Khulna, Jashore, Jhenaidah, Narail, Kushtia, Meherpur and Bagerhat districts in July.Of them, 24 are being treated at Khulna Medical College Hospital, nine at Khulna City Medical College Hospital and three others at Gazi Medical College in Khulna.Two people reportedly died of dengue so far in the division but the health department said the causes of deaths were not examined properly.Khulna Health Department assistant director Ferdousi Akter said a dengue cell was opened on 3 July.In Chattogram, the number of dengue patients increased in the last two weeks. Chattogram civil surgeon’s office said at least five dengue patients are being hospitalised in the city every day.So far, 49 people were diagnosed with dengue but two-thirds of them had been cured.Civil Surgeon Azizur Rahman Siddiqui said 38 people were infected with dengue between 20 and 26 July.Only three cases were reported in the last six months. On Friday, seven new dengue patients were identified, he said.In Feni, 44 people were admitted to the Sadar Hospital with dengue fever in the last 15 days. Ten of them have been shifted to Dhaka while the Sadar Hospital is treating 21 others, said resident medical officer Abu Taher Patwari.Civil surgeon Neyatuzzaman said patients, who are being treated, were infected during their stay in Dhaka or Chattogram.In Rangpur, 21 people were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital in the last eight days.Acting director of the medical college hospital, Sultan Ahmed, said the patients were out of danger.In Sherpur, three people were diagnosed with dengue.Resident medical officer (RMO) Khairul Kabir Suman said all of them had returned home with heavy fever from Dhaka.In Pirojpur, a dengue patient was hospitalised in Swarupkathi upazila, said Asaduzzaman, RMO of the Upazila Health Complex.It is the only reported case in the district.In Pabna, 12 people were admitted to the Sadar Hospital in the last four days. Most of them recently returned from Dhaka.Nazmul Islam, medicine specialist of Sadar Hospital, said 10 of them were infected with dengue in Dhaka. Besides, two locals were also hospitalised with dengue fever.Civil surgeon Mehedi Iqbal said there is no reason to worry.In Lakshmipur, six dengue cases were reported until Saturday afternoon. A patient was taken to Dhaka Medical College Hospital as his condition deteriorated, said Anwar Hossain, resident medical officer of Lakshmipur Sadar Hospital.In Cox’s Bazar, a young girl died of dengue on Saturday afternoon. Nineteen-year-Old Ukino Nushang was a first-year student of Jahangirnagar University.Md Mohiuddin, caretaker of Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, said she was diagnosed with dengue on Friday night. On Saturday, she was referred to Chittagong Medical College Hospital as her condition deteriorated. She died on the way.No other case of dengue infection was reported in the district, added Mohiuddin.In Chandpur, 18 people have been infected with dengue. Of them, five people were hospitalised on Saturday, said Medical Officer Nazmul Hossain.What is dengue? Dengue, a mosquito-borne viral infection, causes a flu-like illness, and occasionally develops into a potentially lethal complication called severe dengue.Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of infected Aedes species mosquitoes. It is estimated that about half of the world’s population is now at risk, according to the World Health Organisation.There is no specific treatment for dengue or severe dengue, but early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1 per cent.Each year, up to 400 million people are infected with dengue, according to Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Approximately 100 million people get sick from infection, and 22,000 die from severe dengue.last_img read more

How Rasputin Initiated the All Persons Fictitious Disclaimer in Movies

first_img“This is a work of fiction. Any similarity to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events, is purely coincidental.” The “all persons fictitious” disclaimer has appeared in the opening credits of countless movies since the 1930s. Indeed, this small piece of legal boilerplate is often included even when it is perfectly obvious that the subject of the movie is a real (or fictitious) person.For example, the filmmakers of Raging Bull, the iconic biopic of Ray LaMotta, included the “all persons fictitious disclaimer” in the credits, despite also crediting LaMotta as a consultant and explicitly basing the movie on his memoir.The disclaimer that precedes the South Park episodes.Why, then, does this strange and somewhat nonsensical Hollywood convention persist, even today? According to The Yale Review, the little-known story behind the disclaimer’s first appearance involves a Russian prince, an expensive lawsuit, and the infamous mystic Grigori Rasputin.Rasputin is one of the most notorious figures in imperial Russian history. A self-proclaimed “holy man”, he came to prominence as a favored mystic and healer in the court of Tsar Nicolas II, the last of the imperial Romanov dynasty.Rasputin, sometimes referred to as the Mad Monk.Born a lowly peasant, Rasputin’s fortunes changed dramatically when he came to work as a healer in the court of the Tsar, winning particular favor with the Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna. According to the BBC, Rasputin was a divisive figure and was deeply unpopular with Russian aristocrats who feared his influence over the Tsar’s family.Empress Alexandra Feodorovna with Rasputin, her children and a governess.His life, character and deeds are shrouded in myth, and he has emerged as a key scapegoat in Russian history, taking the blame for many of the unpopular policies and misdeeds of the Russian imperial regime in its final years. Ultimately, Rasputin’s fall from grace was swift and brutal: in December 1916 a wealthy Russian aristocrat, Prince Felix Yusupov, invited him to stay at his palace in St. Petersburg.Basement of Yusupov Palace on the Moika in St Petersburg, Russia where Grigori Rasputin was murderedAccording to Yusupov’s own memoirs, he fed the mystic tea, cakes and wine that had been laced with poison, and when Rasputin appeared to have no reaction to the concoction, shot him. Rasputin again survived this, but later after further damage inflicted upon him drowned in the Neva river after terrifying everyone with his resilience.Rasputin among admirers, 1914The murky details surrounding Rasputin’s story make it particularly compelling, and it’s no surprise that only a few years after his untimely demise, movie studios were grappling to immortalize him on the big screen.In 1932, MGM released Rasputin and the Empress, a huge blockbuster with a glittering cast, which provided a sensational account of Rasputin’s rise to power and his close relationship with the Tsarina.Rasputin and the Empress is a 1932 film about Imperial Russia starring the Barrymore siblings – John, as Prince Chegodieff; Ethel, as Czarina Alexandra; and Lionel, as Grigori Rasputin. It is the only film in which all three siblings appear together.However, Prince Yusupov, still alive and by this time living in relative poverty, strongly objected to the representation of Rasputin’s death in the film, fearing that it would impact his reputation.The movie did not explicitly mention Yusupov, but the character of Prince Paul Chegodieff, who was depicted as Rasputin’s murderer, was clearly based on the real-life Prince Yusupov.Prince Felix YusupovYusupov could scarcely sue the studio for defamation: after all, he had himself admitted to Rasputin’s murder in his own memoirs, published just a few years previously. However, his wife built a case against the studio, arguing that she was unfairly represented in the movie.According to Slate, the writers had included a fictional scene in which the Prince’s wife was violated by Rasputin, an event that had never occurred in reality. Princess Irina, Yusupov’s wife, argued that this amounted to severe defamation of her own reputation.Princess Irina of Russia and her husband, Prince Felix Yusupov.Incredibly the case was successful and Irina was awarded over $127,000, the equivalent of almost $2.4 million today. The judge informed the studio that their mistake had been to acknowledge that the movie was based on a true story: had they denied that their characters were rooted in reality, they could have mounted a defense of plausible deniability.Read another story from us: The Violent End of Rasputin – Details of his Fateful Last NightAfter this landmark case, movie studios weren’t taking any chances. The “all persons fictitious” disclaimer was always included as a routine convention and endured for decades, even in works that were clearly based on historical events. This disgruntled Russian prince and his brutal exploits with the mysterious Rasputin had an unexpected and enduring impact on the course of Hollywood history.last_img read more

Accomable joins with Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney

first_imgSource = Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney Accomable joins with Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-sydneyAccomable joins with Radisson Blu Plaza SydneyAccomable, a pioneering global platform for finding adapted hotels and vacation rentals for disabled and elderly people, has teamed up with the five-star Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney as the first metropolitan hotel on the website to offer guests innovative, design-led and accessible accommodation in the heart of Sydney.Through the Accomable website, disabled travellers will be able to see and book Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney’s new accessible hotel rooms, which have been upgraded as part of the hotel’s $12 million re-design, and feature trademark large windows and high ceilings, as well as larger showers, an accessible toilet and an adjusted bed, desk and basin height.Currently featuring over 500 specially adapted properties for disabled and elderly people worldwide, Accomable worked with popular Australian blogger, Julie Jones of Have Wheelchair Will Travel.  Julie, who writes about travels with her family and son who has cerebral palsy, recommended Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney, and advised the hotel during its re-design project.Accomable’s CEO and Co-founder, Srin Madipalli, said “We are delighted our guests can now book accessible stays at the Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney through Accomable. Many people think accessible rooms will be boring, but our customers love boutique-style hotels and design-led rentals. The hotel’s incredible location, just a couple of minutes from the iconic harbour, the Sydney Opera House and the Botanical Gardens, is also ideal for disabled travellers.Accomable joins with Radisson Blu Plaza Sydney to offer new design-led accessible stays for disabled guestsRadisson Blu Plaza Sydney’s General Manager, Peter Tudehope, said “Catering for guests who need accessible accommodation has been part of the hotel’s service philosophy since it opened.  This not only includes the guest rooms but providing easy access at the hotel’s entrance and also guest facilities such as the swimming pool.  We are excited to be featured as the first Sydney hotel on the Accomable website which we think serves a vital need in the hospitality industry.”Accomable, based in London, UK, was founded by disabled entrepreneurs Srin Madipalli and Martyn Sibley. Friends since childhood and regular travellers, Madipalli (who now serves as the company’s CEO) and Sibley are both wheelchair users due to a disability called SMA (Spinal Muscular Atrophy). Frustrated at the lack of travel information available for disabled people, they launched Accomable in the summer of 2015.The company received funding from the US-based Skoll Foundation and Oxford University (where Mr Madipalli studied) via an initiative to support ventures that deliver social impact.Since then, Accomable has grown into one of the largest platforms of adapted properties with a presence in 36 countries worldwide. The company was also a part of an award-winning documentary that premiered in December 2015 at a UN sponsored film festival in New York City. The film charts Mr Madipalli’s journey to teach himself to code in order to launch Accomable.The price for an accessible double starts from AUD238.00 per night. Book at www.accomable.com or visit www.radissonblu.com/en/plazahotel-sydneyAbout Radisson Blu Plaza SydneyRadisson Blu Plaza Sydney is a stylish five-star hotel housed within a stunning heritage-listed building and features 336 guest rooms, 28 suites, signature Bentley Restaurant and Bar, Fax lobby bar, eight meeting rooms including two heritage-style rooms, the Lady Fairfax tea room and a Health Club and Spa.Located at 27 O’Connell Street in the heart of Sydney it offers easy access to major transport links, attractions and shopping precincts.All guests at the Radisson Blu receive complimentary internet access with wireless access available throughout the hotel. All guestrooms offer an ensuite bathroom with marble vanity, separate shower and extra deep tub, plus additional amenities including pillow menu, iPod dock, gourmet mini bar, 24-hour room service, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, in-room safe and a daily newspaper. Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydneybook your accommodation herelast_img read more

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