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Slut or Nut details sexual assault case and process of reporting accusations

first_imgTORONTO – Mandi Gray admits she’s anxious about being the face of the new Canadian documentary “Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial.”“Even coming here today, it was really nerve-racking,” she said in a recent interview at a press conference for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.“The media hasn’t been kind to me. I receive a lot of death threats, rape threats regularly. There are a lot of consequences to being someone that speaks publicly about sexual assault.“But I’m also very supported and my community has been amazing,” she continued.“They’ve supported me in so many different ways that I feel that it is an absolute necessity to keep going — because we need to continue having this conversation.”“Slut or Nut: The Diary of a Rape Trial” screens Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at Hot Docs.It follows Gray as she navigates the Canadian legal system and faces online harassment after accusing a fellow PhD candidate at York University in Toronto of sexual assault.Last July, the accused had his conviction overturned after an Ontario appeal court found the trial judge relied too heavily on “rape literature.”In the era of #MeToo and Time’s Up, in which women are being encouraged to report sexual assault, the film shows the difficulties of taking accusations to school officials and authorities in Canada.Gray and others explain the process involved in reporting sexual assault cases — from going to the police and hospital, to meeting with a sexual assault counsellor and proceeding to court.At trial in Canada, sexual assault complainants don’t get legal representation unless they pay for it, which Gray hopes will change.“Getting lawyers to represent me at both the university and through the legal process was absolutely life-changing,” said Gray, who has become a prominent sexual assault activist and is doing her PhD in sociology.“Legal counsel is not accessible to most, but that was absolutely fundamental in terms of how I was able to be a self-advocate in these systems and then also be supported through understanding and learning the laws.”Other speakers in the doc include Gray’s mother, a sexual assault nurse, and two sexual assault survivors identified only as Jane Doe.Kelly Showker directed and incorporated footage Gray shot of herself on her laptop and phone.Gray said she shot video diaries and wrote detailed journals of her experience as a way of documenting it for her own purposes. She had no idea the footage would one day wind up in a feature-length documentary.“The film not only has empowered me to share my story but a lot of others have come forward as a result of hearing about the film or being involved in the film,” she said.“So we have a number of almost entirely women artists who’ve donated their time to the film, who have contributed to the film in a number of different ways.“It’s been really empowering to work with this amazing community of women artists, filmmakers, to put this film together. I really hope that it encourages young women to get involved in film and to create and use art as a medium of talking about difficult subjects.”She also hopes the film will help discourage immediate dismissals of sexual assault claims.“I find that there’s a lot of support of the nameless, faceless survivor but when we actually hear stories, especially when it’s a perpetrator who’s in a position of power, then we begin to dismiss the stories,” Gray said.“So I really want people to see that these victims, these survivors, are actual real, living people who have lives that are completely damaged and turned upside down in response to sexual assault — and not just the sexual assault but the institutional failures to respond to sexual assault.”last_img read more

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TORONTO DESIGNER HILARY MACMILLAN IS LAUNCHING EXTENDED SIZING

first_imgHilary MacMillan (Photographer Ted Belton) Advertisement Facebook LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With:center_img Canadian womenswear designer Hilary MacMillan is the latest to join the growing number of labels offering extended sizing. For the first time, the Toronto-based clothing line is making select pieces from their spring-summer 2020 collection available up to 4X and dress size 22.The label’s popular feminism-themed capsule of sloganed varsity jackets became available in extended sizing last year after customer demand, but they were also receiving requests to extend the seasonal collections. While the costs and risks to expand sizes are higher for smaller, independent brands like Hilary MacMillan, the team felt that it could be done now. Advertisement Twitterlast_img read more

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UNESCO welcomes reopening of Iraqs National Museum in Baghdad

Established in 1926, the Baghdad Museum dedicated to documenting and interpreting the history of Iraq and its environs, through its collections comprising objects covering the past 7,000 years, according to the UNESCO. “It has a tremendous significance as a response to the deliberate destruction of the country’s other priceless pieces conserved in the Mosul Museum and those in the region of Nineveh, by confirming the will of the Iraqi Government and support of the international community to highlight this iconic Museum as a defense against intolerance, ignorance and violence perpetrated on the testaments of a nation’s historical past, intercultural exchange and cultural diversity,” UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova said.The opening of the museum in Baghdad came as the UN Security Council over the weekend denounced the “deliberate destruction of irreplaceable religious and cultural artefacts” housed in Mosul Museum in a statement that strongly condemned the “ongoing barbaric terrorist acts” committed by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Objects in the collection of the National Museum represent Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian and Islamic cultures, including in various media – including glass, pottery, metal, ivory, and parchment, according to UNESCO.Having sustained extensive damage during the Gulf War of 1990- 1991, the museum was closed until April 2000, UNESCO said in a press release. The armed conflict in March 2003 and the subsequent looting of the National Museum in April led to the loss of many of its objects from its collections.UNESCO said he Museum management staff has estimated the number of looted items to be at approximately 15,000, including 5,000 valuable cylinder seals. According to the National Museum, 4,300 objects out of the 15,000 looted from the Museum have been returned. Since its closing, the Iraqi authorities and UNESCO have endeavoured to coordinate international assistance to revive the National Museum, with Member States, expert communities and partners. “Thanks to funding from Japan and Italy, the museum laboratory was restored and specialized training for staff provided,” UNESCO said.Among the major artefacts are the Sumerian sacred vase and the masque of Warka (4th millennium BCE), the head of an Akkadian ruler from Nineveh (ca.2250-2200 BCE), an Assyrian cuneiform slab from Nimrud (first half of 1st millennium BCE), a Babylonian terracotta lion (19-18th century BCE), and a stucco panel from Samarra (9th century CE). read more

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TV executives call for independent regulator to pick reality show contestants

Love Island, the reality tv show The Department for Culture, Media and Sport House of Commons select committee currently has an open inquiry into “production companies’ duty of care to participants, and ask whether enough support is offered both during and after filming, and whether there is a need for further regulatory oversight in this area”.  New guidance issued by Ofcom last month said that participants in television and radio programmes should be warned to avoid social media, with broadcasters will be required to take due care over the “welfare, well-being and dignity of participants in programmes”.An Ofcom spokesman said: “People who take part in TV or radio programmes may find themselves the subject of intense social media debate, or even trolling. So it’s important that participants are given the right advice before a show is broadcast, to help them prepare for potential contact on social media.” Love Island, the reality tv showCredit:ITV 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. Steve Regan, a former entertainment commissioner for Channel 5, said: “To make it work better there almost needs to be an independent body in the middle of all of us who are making those assessments, because at the moment it’s all too connected.” The television industry must set up an independent regulator to determine whether members of the public are fit to appear on reality shows, executives have said. Senior figures in television called for more rigorous testing, carried out separately from programme-makers, in an attempt to safeguard potentially vulnerable contestants. The call comes after a committee of MPs launched an inquiry into reality television following the deaths of former Love Island stars and a guest on the Jeremy Kyle Show. Jonathan Stadlen, managing director of production company Knickerbockerglory, told BBC Radio 4’s The Media Show that decisions were too often “at the mercy of whatever assistant producer or producer is on duty that time to think, ‘does this person need help?'””So I think we need some independent body to try and help us to decide whether people have the capacity to be in it,” he said. “I don’t think that body should be paid by the production company, because at the moment we’re paying psychologists to test people but there’s a conflict of interest because the people paying them are the people doing that [making the shows].” read more

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Government has no vision – Jagdeo tells Babu Jaan

The current Administration, which was given a three-month lease of life following the successful passage of the no-confidence resolution in the National Assembly on December 21, has no vision.This was reiterated by People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo during his address to thousands of PPP supporters at Babu Jaan, Berbice on Sunday as the Party observed the 22nd death anniversary of its founder, Dr Cheddi Jagan.The annual pilgrimage to the memorial site of the former President is attended by Party supporters who have been attending over the past two decades, as Jagdeo outlines how the Party continues to keep Dr Jagan’s policy alive. On Sunday, he did not disappoint them.Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo addressing supporters at Babu Jaan on Sunday“Dr Jagan waited for 28 years to return freedom to Guyana. We can return it faster, because people are more educated and their children are educated and also they have more means of combination. They can get involved in the fight using social media and now they are not fearful of this government, so we can all play a part in returning our country to what it was,” Jagdeo stated.Guyana can only progress under the PPP, Jagdeo told the gathering.  Even if the coalition Government were to win the soon-to-be-held Regional and General Elections, Jagdeo said Guyana would be thrown into a state of anarchy.“Assuming a miracle happens and they win the elections, do you think Granger would suddenly be invested with a vision for Guyana – a visionless man? Do you think he will leave State House to walk among people? No! Do you think some of them would be less corrupt? In fact, more corrupt. Do you think another term could solve the incompetence in that geriatric cabal? They can’t offer us anything,” he told his supporters.Guyana, he added, can only be managed with a programme and a vision and with younger people working with older people. “That is what the PPP is offering,” he said. Government, he stated, is aware that the PPP will win massively at the next elections.A section of the crowd on Sunday“They use to say at the last elections that they will throw us in jail, well many of them will be in jail in the future because of actual corruption – not rumours of corruption and that is a big fear of theirs. They have two massive fears. One is when they go around the country, they are not getting support. Look at what happened at the last Local Government Elections: right across Guyana, we won more than 60 per cent of the votes. We got 47,000 more votes than APNU [A Partnership for National Unity] and AFC [Alliance For Change] combined. So they are very fearful, because now when they go to people on the ground, they are asking them, ‘“Where were you over the past four years?”’The other fear plaguing Government at this time is that of losing the elections.The Government has nothing to offer, the Party’s General Secretary stated. According to the former Head of State, the PPP has always been on the side of the people.He noted that the right to vote was fought for and won by the PPP in 1953.“We stayed strong through those dark days when democracy was snatched from us and when the Government behaved with impunity and when people were jailed for what they eat and what they said. There was no freedom of expression,” Jagdeo noted.He related that many persons could not eat certain food products without being viewed as a criminal under the Administration that the PPP/Civic took over from in 1992. During that era, many Guyanese fled owing to discrimination and lack of opportunities.“It was the PPP fighting to return democracy again in that period. We led that long struggle and we were patient, but we knew just as we know that you cannot suppress the will of the people for very long. They will ultimately prevail. So, as we won in 1992, in a few months’ time, we will win again and continue to take this country forward,” Jagdeo said while noting that all of the social and economic gains Guyana has realised over the past two decades were now being eroded in less than four years of APNU/AFC rule. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedJagdeo calls on supporters to be ‘foot soldiers’March 6, 2017In “Local News”PPP observes Dr Jagan’s 20th death anniversary at Babu Jaan todayMarch 5, 2017In “Politics”Babu Jaan tribute to Dr Jagan takes on added significance this yearMarch 10, 2018In “latest news” read more

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Hecla appoints Larry Radford as Chief Operating Officer

first_imgLarry Radford has been appointed COO of Hecla Mining Co, effective immediately, a promotion from his previous role of Senior Vice President – Operations, overseeing Hecla’s operations, development projects, pre-development initiatives.“Throughout his career Larry has demonstrated a strong ability to optimize operations, and you can see this in the improved performance of Greens Creek and Casa Berardi since he joined Hecla,” said Phillips S. Baker, Jr., Hecla’s President and CEO. “With the expected addition of the Klondex assets, Hecla is growing again and his talents will continue to be an important part of our strong team as it integrates and optimizes these new mines.”Radford joined Hecla in 2011 and has over 35 of experience in the mining industry, providing operational and technical support to large-scale operations with Barrick and Kinross in the USA, Chile, Brazil, and Australia.Founded in 1891, Hecla Mining is a leading low-cost US silver producer with operating mines in Alaska, Idaho and Mexico, and is a growing gold producer with an operating mine in Quebec, Canada. The company also has exploration and pre-development properties in seven worldclass silver and gold mining districts in the US, Canada, and Mexico, and an exploration office and investments in early-stage silver exploration projects in Canada.last_img read more

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Santaloving airline pranks delighted passengers with Christmas miracle

first_imgDog Christmas carol service to be held at Christ Church Cathedral>Only people who wear glasses will understand these trials and tribulations> Each present was marked with a name, and contained the gift they’d asked for.The kids were pretty happy.And Santa appeared, obviously. There was laughter and tears. Because he IS real, after all.Watch the full video here. Best. Flight. Ever. Source: WestJetThe company said they would donate flights to a family in need if the YouTube video reached 200,000 views. It’s now approaching a million.Most of all, we feel for this guy. He was just trying to make a joke. CANADIAN BUDGET AIRLINE WestJet created a jaw-dropping Christmas miracle for passengers on two flights this winter.For the baffled air travellers, they were just regular flights to Calgary in western Canada from Toronto and Hamilton. Except for one thing.Before they boarded, Santa asked them what they wanted for Christmas. (This little boy asked for a choo-choo train.)While the flights were in the air, more than 150 WestJet staffers went on a wild shopping spree to buy everything that the passengers had asked for – documenting their missions on film.They even wrapped the presents.And then, as the tired travellers waited for their suitcases… this happened instead.last_img read more

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NASA releases free Mars Rover video game to celebrate fouryear anniversary

first_imgHere’s a sad fact- you’re likely never going to be on Mars, not even if your name is Matt Damon. But people will travel there one day, and it’s all thanks to the work of one special robot. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory has just released a game simply titled Mars Rover to celebrate their creation and its four years of exploration.Think of the game as a very, very slow Trials. The real Curiosity Rover itself moves at about a whopping two inches per second, so it’s all about safe, defensive driving. In the game you obviously move at a faster clip than that, but you control the Rover’s speed and can pitch it up and down to get over craters and hills. You’re awarded for being careful and scanning water deposits under the surface as you roam, a nod to the Mars 2020 rover, which will carry a tool called RIMFAX that utilizes radar to search for the all-important resource. So you’ll roll around, bouncing across the surface, but as soon as you break a wheel, you’re done- your poor little rover is stuck on an alien world, lost forever. However, you might earn a high score!NASA’s site has a few neat comparisons to show you how the real world is different than the game. A rover’s wheels can take punishment and keep going, for example, and they don’t control it in real time, instead programming a list of commands for it to follow once a day. Fortunately this video game adaptation isn’t completely accurate.You can enjoy a desktop version of Mars Rover, as well as a mobile version for iOS or Android through the Gamee app.last_img read more

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Personal Group revamps benefits for its 250 UK staff

first_imgEmployee benefits provider Personal Group has revamped its benefits package for its 250 UK-based employees.Its enhanced package includes the introduction of private medical insurance as a core benefit, access to an employee loan scheme, and increased basic holiday allowance from 24 days a year to 25 days a year. Employees are now also awarded additional holiday, up to a total of 28 days per year, for service, and can purchase additional days up to a total of 30 days per year. The organisation will also give all staff Christmas Eve as an extra holiday day this year.Personal Group has also enhanced maternity and paternity pay as part of its changes. It will increase pay for paternity leave from the statutory provision of the lower of £140.98 a week or 90% of average weekly earnings to two weeks of leave at full pay, which can be taken in one week blocks in the first year of the child’s life. Pay for maternity leave will increase from the statutory six weeks of leave at 90% of the employee’s average weekly earnings to two months on full pay.The organisation has also amended its bereavement and emergency leave, dividing these into two separate policies. This means that Personal Group’s three-day emergency leave benefit no longer includes bereavement leave and can be used for emergency situations only. The newly separate bereavement leave entitles employees to up to two weeks of leave for the death of a spouse or child, one week for the death of a parent or sibling, and three days for the death of a close friend or relative, such as a grandparent, cousin or in-law.Personal Group’s sales team was provided with upgraded cars and refresher driver safety training as part of its new benefits package.The enhanced benefits provision will sit alongside Personal Group’s existing core benefits, which include worldwide travel insurance for staff and their families; salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, home technology, parking and holiday purchase; retail discounts; gym membership; access to an employee assistance programme (EAP), and a non-contributory pension scheme. The organisation also funds volunteer trips to Africa twice a year without impacting on employees’ annual leave entitlement, matches employees’ personal fundraising up to £250, and enables employee to donate £100 to a charity of their choice every year.Rebekah Tapping (pictured), HR director at Personal Group, said: “At Personal Group, we truly believe that our employees are our greatest asset, so we wanted to create a benefits package which was not just a box-ticking exercise, but would make a meaningful difference to our staff, their happiness and wellbeing, as well as benefit their wider family and friends. Many of the new benefits we have introduced in 2018 are around adding greater flexibility and recognition of changing family dynamics and to tackle some of the true issues affecting people in the workplace today.”last_img read more

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Arun Jaitley cremated with full state honours

first_imgNew Delhi: Former Finance minister and BJP leader Arun Jaitley was cremated with full state honours at the Nigambodh Ghat here on Sunday. His son Rohan performed the last rites. The cremation was attended by Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman, Rajnath Singh, Prakash Javdekar, Smriti Irani, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Also present were BJP veteran L.K. Advani as well as other party leaders including B.S. Yediyurappa, Gautam Gambhir, along with opposition leaders Sharad Pawar. Jaitley passed away at AIIMS on Saturday after a prolonged illness.last_img

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Epaper unplugged is key draw at Japan show

first_img It is what it is, or rather, what AU Optonics calls it, the Unplugged Flexible E-paper Display. This six-inch-reader is made up of Rollable Organic TFT (thin film transistor) E-paper with a flexible photovoltaic battery attached to the e-paper. The-reader has 800 by 600-pixel resolution.That combination of e-paper with PV battery was the attraction, and some say it could signify the future in e-readers. Talk about a marketer’s dream—if and when the device hits the stores as an e-reader, the device can sell on its flexible paper and efficiency parts that will not damage easily. Users can drop them in their briefcase or pouches without having to worry. The company says another plus is that the reader’s optimized charging circuit design delivers power savings. The PV battery measures 132 x 212 x 0.3mm and weighs 10g. Solar light generates 1W or more of electricity. A strong light from a lamp is directed at the PV battery. A rechargeable battery is placed under the stand. While the device is self-powered when used in sunlight, the photovoltaics cannot draw enough energy out of indoor lighting.That is why there is an external rechargeable battery, so that the user can run the device indoors. AUO has all along been at the forefront in Taiwan in e-paper developments. In 2009, AUO unveiled an e-book reader that carried features which at the time were noteworthy: a low-power electronic paper and a touch panel.The prototype was also six inches and also housed 800×600 pixels like the new display at the FPD show. The company makes and markets thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays (TFT-LCDs) and plasma display panels (PDPs). AUO sells its products in domestic markets and also exports worldwide.AUO at this year’s show carried a list of the company’s key achievements in display technologies. These include its 65″ Extreme-PR 3D Gesture display panel, 46″ Scanning Retarder 3D display panel, 65″ Transparent display panel, 46″ Super Narrow Bezel panel, 6″ Flexible displays, its smartphone display panels with high resolution and low energy consumption, and an AMOLED line of display technologies and applications. © 2011 PhysOrg.com Explore further More information: Press release Citation: E-paper unplugged is key draw at Japan show (2011, November 1) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2011-11-e-paper-unplugged-key-japan.htmlcenter_img (PhysOrg.com) — Yet another flexible e-paper display? No. Something special. This concept e-reader has no ho-hum signs of boring repetition. The concept e-reader was shown at last month’s FPD International in Japan, the big event focused on flat panel displays, which took place from October 26 to October 28. In fact, it was a top attraction. The new device from Taiwan-based AU Optronics (AUO) does not need an external power supply. Sony unveils 3D and color e-paper displays at this week’s SID 2011 This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.last_img read more

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Notification out on 25 DA hike

first_imgKolkata: The notification declaring a total additional dearness allowance (DA) of 25 percent has been issued on Thursday. There will also be an ad-hoc increase in the existing daily rate of wages by Rs 53 from January 1 in 2019.The memorandum stated that “state government employees drawing basic pay up to Rs 80,000 per month, shall draw with effect from January 1, 2019 DA at 125 percent by taking into account the existing DA at 100 percent…” It has also been stated that “there will be a further ad-hoc increase in the existing daily rate of wages by Rs 53, with effect from January 1, 2019, for the daily wage workers under the government, whose wages are not regulated by any statutory provision like the Minimum wages Act.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsIn connection with the DA, it has been stated that it will be applicable for teachers and non-teaching employees of government-aided educational institutions, employees of statutory bodies, government undertakings, Panchayats including Panchayat Karmee and Municipal Corporations, Municipalities and local bodies. It may be recalled that on June 19, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the release of additional DA for the state government employees, with the merger of 10 percent interim relief and it was 90 percent more than that of the Left Front government. She had said: “We are now announcing additional DA, despite there being financial constraints. But the decision to release the DA has been taken as I had given my word to the employees.”last_img read more

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Breakaway Travelclubs NEW cruise booking engine

first_imgL-R Paul Millan, Traveltek Regional Director, Tony Wilson, Breakaway General Manager, Anthony Cassar, Breakaway Managing DirectorBreakaway Travelclub’s NEW cruise booking engine.Breakaway Travelclub has today launched its NEW cruise booking engine which, an industry first, allows travel industry employees to search live availability and instantly book confirmed space cruises at industry rates.Anthony Cassar, Managing Director of Breakaway Travelclub, said “we have brought together the latest online technology with our expanded range of international industry rate cruises, to deliver live booking capability 24/7, for our verified industry members. This is always supported by our dedicated team of travel consultants ready to help”.Breakaway’s innovative new platform is powered by technology partner Traveltek whose Regional Director Paul Millan said “Traveltek are proud to partner with Breakaway Travelclub to launch an innovative cruise booking solution for the Australian & New Zealand travel industry. Through collaboration with some of the region’s leading cruise lines, travel industry members can now search and book industry rates online with just a few simple clicks”.A series of special deals are also on offer to launch the new site, including heavily discounted industry rates on Carnival Cruise Lines Australia and Royal Caribbean Cruises sailings, both bookable with instant confirmation 24/7. Breakaway Travelclub for more information, visitSource = Breakaway Travelclublast_img read more

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Tourism Australia to relaunch Aussie Specialist Program

first_imgTourism Australia is revamping its Aussie Specialist Program (ASP), in a move aimed at giving travel sellers globally the knowledge and skills to better promote and sell Australia.Details of the new-look program were unveiled on June 22 at this year’s Australian Tourism Exchange (ATE15) in Melbourne.The relaunch follows an extensive review of the global online training program and includes a new digital platform as well as training resources which will be shared by Tourism Australia and all eight of its state and territory tourism partners.Tourism Australia Managing Director John O’Sullivan said the changes were critical to the industry achieving its Tourism 2020 goals.Fundamental to the changes is a new digital platform, including a new website which features interactive training modules, itinerary suggestions, factsheets, latest industry news updates, destination FAQs and an interactive map. The site works across all mobile devices.As part of the ASP website relaunch, Tourism Australia’s Premier Aussie Specialist program will be extended to all key markets. The program, which incorporates the very top sellers within the Aussie Specialist Program, was previously only available in four key markets.In addition to the new website, a team of Aussie Specialist trainers is being recruited to help provide face-to-face training in key markets for frontline travel sellers.O’Sullivan said that underlying the changes was a fundamental recognition of the vital role played by frontline travel sellers in selling Australia. “Our research and experience tells us that traditional distribution channels remain critically important when it comes to selling Australia. Through these changes we are better equipping travel sellers with the knowledge and the skills to promote and sell Australia more effectively,” said O’Sullivan.O’Sullivan said a key principle behind the relaunch had been securing the support of all state and territory tourism bodies, enabling Australia to speak with “one voice” when promoting the country and its tourism product to the world.“The feedback that we have had from industry is that they want to see all levels of Government working more collaboratively in relation to international distribution, and that has certainly been central to our thinking as we have sought to improve the program,” O’Sullivan added.The program will be available in 11 languages and rolled out progressively across all markets over six months, starting August 2015.last_img read more

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Go back to the enewsletter The Luxury Collection

first_imgGo back to the e-newsletterThe Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., announced on 23 March the completion of an $11 million guestroom renovation of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston. Sitting at the foot of the cobblestone-lined streets of Beacon Hill, the hotel stands as the inspired transformation of the infamous Charles Street Jail. Once home to several notorious inmates, the architectural gem features 298 newly designed accommodations reimagined by acclaimed interior designer Bill Rooney.“The Liberty’s renovation project is a cornerstone in The Luxury Collection brand’s $300 million dollar investment effort to renovate and reopen some of the most iconic hotels in North America,” stated Hoyt H. Harper II, Global Brand Leader, The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts.“We are thrilled to deliver enhanced accommodations while still allowing guests to experience the authenticity of one of Boston’s most notable landmarks.”Rooted in history and fortified with contemporary design, the completely transformed guestrooms evoke a ‘Quintessentially Boston’ atmosphere. Custom furniture and fixtures, tailor-made accents and artwork, herringbone wall coverings, wide-plank hardwood floors, library-style club chairs, and leather headboards create a warm and luxurious New England feel. Bathrooms offer four-fixture floating granite vanities, sleek glass showers and large soaking tubs. Many of the newly-appointed guestrooms offer spectacular views of Beacon Hill and the sailboat strewn waters of the Charles River.In addition to the refurbished guestrooms, The Liberty’s renovation project included the redesign of some of Boston’s top suites, including the Ebersol Suite and the Charles River Suites. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap the 676 square metre Ebersol Suite, which includes an expansive living room, dining room and butler pantry, library, master bedroom and bathroom, and a 91 square metre outdoor patio. The Charles River Suites also boast floor-to-ceiling windows, featuring sweeping views of the Boston skyline.“The Liberty has been an innovator in the Boston hotel market since we opened eight years ago, and this renovation is an exciting new page in The Liberty’s chaptered history,” said Rachel Moniz, General Manager of The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel.“We combine a luxurious environment with an energetic and unique social backdrop that offers visitors and local residents an exceptional experience beyond compare.”Some of the most sought-after reservations in town include the hotel’s inspired culinary and cocktail establishments such as CLINK, Alibi, Scampo, The Liberty Bar, The Yard, and Catwalk, making it an epicurean pillar of the city. Travellers and locals alike have complimentary access to Boston’s best music, art, fashion and fitness scenes with Liberty Affairs. The innovative weekly series of events delivers hand-picked experiences hosted by the hotel, from live jazz in the lobby to weekly fashion shows featuring local and national designers.Go back to the e-newsletterlast_img read more

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