RelatedNearly one in five Brits book more holidays abroad during 2008Almost one in five Brits took more holidays abroad in 2008Cheap Trip? Don’t overlook the Eurozone says SkyscannerSkyscanner’s top bargain Eurozone destinationsBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this EasterBrits booking cheap flights to Europe this Easter More British people will book flights to Turkey, Egypt and Mexico in 2009, according to a report by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).According to the FCO and ABTA’s 2009 Travel Trends Report, the number of people booking flights to Egypt from the UK has risen by 28 percent over the last 12 months, while visitors to Turkey have increased by 32 percent.The results show that more Brits are choosing to travel to countries that don’t have the Euro, mainly due to the poor exchange rate with the pound.Commenting on the findings, Frances Tuke, from ABTA, said that travellers had become “more adventurous” over the last few years, especially as non-eurozone countries offered value for money options.”But when travelling to these destinations, it is very important to check Foreign Office advice and ensure you make sure you see a health professional who will recommend what vaccinations you may need and what precautions you should take,” he said.The FCO has encouraged travellers to familiarise themselves with the laws and customs of countries outside the eurozone and to take out appropriate travel insurance. ABTA said this week that it was concerned that more flight passengers will travel without travel insurance this year.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map
6. Farm work in AustraliaSee the real outback and learn to work in a completely new environment by working in Australia on a farm or ranch. Companies such as Visitoz and WWOOF train you on how to interact with farm animals and use the machinery in order to work the land. This alternative experience in rural Australia is hard work but massively rewarding, from enjoying the magnificent open countryside to weekend jaunts to cities like Perth and Melbourne. Just mind out for the spiders! Plan some travel adventures after your work in Australia finishes, with our tips on the best road trips across the Land Down Under. 5. Work on a yachtAhoy! Set sail on an aquatic adventure and apply for a summer job on a yacht. Your days may be long (and indeed strenuous) helping to run summer boating holidays but…well, you’ll get to do it all on board a luxury yacht, with the open seas for company and destinations like the Greek Islands, Monte Carlo or even as exotic as the South Pacific. Companies such as The Crew Network and YPI Crew offer the experience of working in a professional environment whilst getting to travel the world, and there are both entry-level deckhand positions as well as more specific roles such as stewarding and catering. Credit: thomas_sly, CC BY 2.0.3. Internship in New YorkWhat can be more exciting than stepping out of your apartment into the 24-hour madness of New York City? Grab a Starbucks, jump on the subway and make your way to your New York internship – complete with skyscraper office and many, many places to go for Friday drinks. Yes, you may still be doing the boring office jobs like making coffee and filing, but you’ll be doing them in the most exciting city on earth! Central Park lunches and the bright lights of Times Square beckon… For more on what to do in New York on a budget, check out our brilliant guide to all the free attractions of NYC! Find out more about where travel could take you this year…Working abroad: how to find jobs overseasNew year, new job? Guest contributor Megan Lee of Go Overseas offers her expert advice on broadening your employment horizons.5 places you’ve go to go to before you’re 25Get ticking those bucket-list destinations off the list, with these holiday hotspots for under 25s.Weekend breaks for every type of studentAre you the student who is always stuck in labs or the one who is never in lectures? We reveal the 5 best cities for a student break.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map 7. Ski resort work in CanadaThere are several reasons why this is possibly the coolest job overseas you’ll find. Getting to work in the beautiful Canadian mountains, using a chair lift to commute to work and finishing off your day in a chalet, drinking hot chocolate, all the while working in a shop, resort or restaurant. The ski season at major resorts like Whistler-Blackcomb generally lasts from November to April, making it ideal for anyone looking for a gap year job abroad. UK residents (aged 18 to 30) should apply for a Canadian work and travel visa through the International Experience Canada programme. 4. Teach English in SpainTeaching English is one of the best ways to integrate into a local Spanish community, whether it be living and working as an au pair in a family home, or participating in teaching programmes such as TEFL or British Council. You’ll gain invaluable work experience and also get to pick up one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. Spain is a fantastic country to live in, packed full of history and tradition with wide and varying regions that are distinctly proud of their local identity, from the flamenco style of Andalusia to the lively capital, Madrid. Head off the beaten track after all your hard work and discover the rural delights of regions such as Extremadura or Castilla la Mancha. Don’t forget to feast on local cuisine while you’re here – find out what to try first with our guide to Spanish food and drink from all corners of the country. 2. Community work in South AfricaThere is nothing more rewarding than seeing how your actions can positively affect the lives of other people (or animals). Taking part in community-based programmes organised by the likes of Go Abroad and African Impact will give you the chance to make a real difference to the lives of young people in South Africa, whether it be through Sports Development programmes in the city, or in Orphan Care projects in rural Zululand. It’ll also give you the opportunity to experience both sides of large cities such as Cape Town, where the busy commercial centre sits alongside some of the most deprived neighbourhoods in the world, as well as working alongside locals to help struggling communities. RelatedTop 10 most environmentally pure countriesWorried about the world around you? Us too, and while we want to discover every corner of it, we also want to make sure we’re travelling responsibly. These destinations have sustainability at their core and while the European countries may be leading the way in green tourism, we’ve found a…Nature Holidays in World’s 10 Greenest CountriesNature Holidays in World’s 10 Greenest CountriesTravel on the Cheap: Working HolidaysTravel on the Cheap: Working Holidays 1. Conservation work in Costa RicaCosta Rica has perhaps the largest number and variety of species in the world. It’s a country that has risen out of poverty over the past 60 years and developed a highly profitable and expanding tourist trade… at the detriment of its vast rainforests and delicate eco-system. To tackle this, the country relies heavily on ‘eco-tourism’ that combats pollution brought by visitors and turns their experience into something mutually beneficial. Summer volunteer projects allow you to get deeply involved in the amazing jungle, marine and volcanic habitats here, researching and monitoring rare species from primates to turtles. Programmes such as Project Abroad and Frontier offer the chance to not only work closely with Costa Rican wildlife, but you can also gain vocational qualifications and contribute to protecting the natural environment. Credit: Barney Moss, CC BY 2.0.10. Human rights volunteering in ThailandAs one of Southeast Asia’s most popular destinations, Thailand sees its fair share of student travellers, understandably keen to enjoy the dazzling white sands of Ko Phi Phi or the culture (along Khaosan Road) in Bangkok. If you want to put back as much as you gain from this friendly country, make a difference where it’s most needed by promoting human rights in Thailand. Labour exploitation and poverty make both men and women vulnerable in both rural villages and the big cities. Friends of Asia run projects to do with skills-building for young single mothers, or if you want to make your own arrangements, many international charities such as Amnesty International and UNICEF have bases in Thailand, so it’s worth enquiring directly to see what skills are needed – it could be anything from admin to social media and fundraising. Don’t forget to give yourself a break while you’re working in Thailand, and check out these incredible paradise islands. 9. Summer camp work in FranceTake advantage of the EU rules allowing you to pick up a summer job in France with minimal paperwork and work in the idyllic – and blissfully warm – French countryside at a campsite (if you are working for longer than three months, you will need to register with a French employer). There are plenty of opportunities through organisations like Vacansoleil in the south of France, and you’ll find either paid positions or volunteering opportunities with free onsite accommodation. Tasks can include anything from running kids clubs to reception duties or gardening. Great for improving your language, teamwork and interpersonal skills for future employers, it’s also a good option for couples or friends wanting a working holiday together. 8. Become a nomad in MoroccoLearn a thousand-year-old way of life, and see first-hand how the tribes of the Sahara desert live, working with a nomadic host family as a volunteer in Morocco. You’ll learn how to care for camels, how to make delicious local dishes, artisan crafts and how to build a Berber home. Much more than the usual overnight tourist safaris, spending weeks or months with these self-sufficient people will gift you true cultural insight, as you in turn can teach the language and arts of your own country. How’s that for an alternative gap year experience?
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThe Greenbrier, a classic American resort in the foothills of West Virginia’s Allegheny Mountains, will be host this fall to The Greenbrier Champions Tennis Classic, featuring a historic match between tennis legends Pete Sampras and John McEnroe.“Building on the success of the star-studded The Greenbrier Classic, an official PGA TOUR FedEx Cup event, we are thrilled to be able to bring the biggest names in tennis to our extraordinary facilities at The Greenbrier this fall,” said Jim Justice, chairman and owner of The Greenbrier.“I am really looking forward to my first visit to The Greenbrier. I’ve heard such great things about the resort, the history of the place and the Old White Golf Course,” said Pete Sampras. “And it’s always a pleasure to get on the court with John. It’s sure to be an entertaining match in a beautiful setting.”The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778. Known as America’s resort, it encompasses 6,750 acres of undulating landscape that includes four golf courses and championship indoor and outdoor tennis facilities, including five outdoor clay courts and five indoor courts.“I am looking forward to experiencing The Greenbrier for the first time and the challenge of playing against one of the greatest tennis champions of all time, Pete Sampras,” said John McEnroe. “I know Pete will be ready for me, so I will be working very hard to be able to bring my best tennis. Hopefully the people of West Virginia and the entire Greenbrier area will come out, support the event and have a great experience.”On September 22, 2012, The Greenbrier will host this new tennis classic featuring two of the greatest living American tennis stars that together hold 21 career Grand Slam men’s singles titles. The one-day event will include a Pro-Am and a marquee match-up between McEnroe and Sampras.www.greenbrier.com
Laguna Beach, California – Reported by Elite Traveler, the private jet lifestyle magazineThis fall, Montage Laguna Beach, California, is offering beach lovers the chance to ride the waves with surf legends Pat O’Connell and Jon Rose.The exclusive ‘Surf with a legend’ package, in partnership with Hurley International, offers guests at Montage Laguna Beach a day catching waves while learning from two of the sport’s greatest.Pat O’Connell rose to stardom in the cult surfing move The Endless Summer. Released in 1966, the documentary-style film followed two surfers around the world in search of the biggest waves and new surfing territory, and became a seminal surf movie.Jon Rose is a professional surfer and founder of the Waves for Water, a non-profit organisation which aims to provide clean water to communities in need around the world.The unique package provides a weekend retreat of sun, sea and surf and includes a two-night stay at the luxury island resort of Montage Laguna Beach. Perched high on a coastal bluff it has access to some of the best of the island’s pristine, white sand beaches and has received awards for its accommodation.The surf outing with Pat O’Connell and Jon Rose comes with a boxed lunch provided, prepared by the resort, and ends with an intimate cocktail reception and barbeque with the two surf stars prepared by Chef Rob Wilson. A daily breakfast credit of $50 and transport to and from the beaches are provided by the hotel and the package also comes with a commemorative Hurley H20 bag and tickets to Hurley Pro to watch the surf professionals in action.Taking place September 14th-16th, 2012, places for the retreat package are limited to 12 people and are sure to prove popular for surfing enthusiasts. Ten percent of all proceeds will benefit Jon Rose’s Waves for Water foundation.www.montagelagunabeach.com
Mahwah, NJ – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineThe all-new Range Rover Evoque will make its global public debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show on the 30th September 2010.In keeping with the ethos of Range Rover, the Range Rover Evoque delivers premium levels of craftsmanship, luxury, performance and renowned Land Rover multi-terrain capability into a more compact package.“These are exciting times for our business,” said CEO Dr. Ralf Speth. “Not only will the Range Rover Evoque increase our worldwide market share, it helps to define a new segment for premium compact SUVs that are more sporting and stylish.”Sustainability The Range Rover Evoque is the lightest, most fuel-efficient Range Rover ever. It is a strong demonstration of the marque’s commitment to environmental sustainability.“This is a highly relevant and contemporary vehicle that will suit the modern needs of our customers,” said Land Rover’s Managing Director Phil Popham. “The Range Rover Evoque will appeal to a new group of customers who may not have considered a Range Rover before.”Lightweight construction techniques ensure optimum efficiency is achieved. A new state-of-the-art engine comes with turbocharging and direct injection. The Range Rover Evoque also adopts low CO2 systems such as Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) and is built to maximize end of life recyclability.Design The new vehicle’s dramatic exterior is based directly on the LRX concept car, which drew worldwide acclaim for its fresh interpretation of classic Range Rover design cues.“The Range Rover Evoque marks a bold evolution of Range Rover design. With its dramatic rising beltline, a muscular shoulder running the length of the car, and a distinctive taper to the floating roofline, the Range Rover Evoque adopts a very dynamic profile with a powerful and athletic stance,” said Land Rover Design Director, Gerry McGovern.Interior quality The cabin of the Range Rover Evoque is lavishly appointed with premium quality materials and an elegance befitting of a Range Rover interior.A lower driving position offers a more sporting feel but retains the important Command Driving Position. Headroom is generous compared with traditional sporting sedans, despite the low-profile coupe roofline.Dynamics On the open road, the Range Rover Evoque offers a polished driving experience that combines dynamic and sporty handling with responsive, effortless performance and refinement.Murray Dietsch, director of Land Rover programs, said, “We’ve tuned the Range Rover Evoque’s chassis and Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) to deliver precise and responsive steering at lower speeds, making the Range Rover Evoque nimble and fun to drive.”Capable All Terrain The Range Rover Evoque offers customers a permanent all-wheel-drive system, which delivers outstanding performance and traction on multiple surfaces, such as snow, gravel and varied off-road surfaces.Drivers who drive their Range Rover Evoque off-road will be reassured to know that, in addition to extremely generous ground clearance, the car has aggressive break over, approach and departure angles. The new vehicle’s formidable multi-terrain potential is enhanced by the latest version of the company’s signature Terrain Response® system.Powertrain The turbocharged powertrain of the Range Rover Evoque offers smooth and responsive performance, blending four-cylinder efficiency with six-cylinder refinement and power.A new 240bhp, 2.0-litre Si4 engine combines direct fuel injection, turbocharging and twin variable valve timing for exceptional drivability and fuel efficiency.Innovation The Range Rover Evoque benefits from the same high-end innovative technologies as the larger Range Rover models. An intuitive control system and touch-screen display combines a stylish, uncluttered layout, state-of-the-art functionality with ease of use.Connectivity options include Bluetooth® hands-free mobile phone and audio streaming, plus a range of USB and auxiliary inputs for iPod® and other portable devices.The Range Rover Evoque is the first Range Rover model to offer breathtaking new sound systems developed in partnership with the high-end audio specialist Meridian. The premium Meridian offering is an 825W, 17-speaker system that delivers the ultimate in surround-sound performance.Other features available to Range Rover Evoque customers include: • Surround Camera System with five digital cameras, including a reversing system • Dual-zone automatic climate control • Hard drive navigation system • FM/AM/Sirius® tuners, with single CD player with the ability to rip CDs to the hard drive • Rear seat entertainment package, with 8-inch (203mm) video screens, digital wireless headphones and touch screen remote control • Keyless entry system • Powered tailgate • Adaptive headlamps with auto headlamp dipping • Heated windshield, front seats and steering wheelThree design themes ‘Pure’ combines the stunning concept-car exterior with a stylish, clean interior in neutral colors. Soft-touch wrapped materials on the major surfaces contrast with the metal brushed aluminum trim.‘Prestige’ is the ultimate in Range Rover luxury, combining a bespoke exterior that includes unique, 19-inch wheels and sparkling metallic details, an optional 20-inch wheel, with an interior that is almost entirely leather-wrapped.‘Dynamic’ brings a bolder exterior with 19-or 20-inch wheels and unique bumpers, sills, grille and tailpipes for a more assertive, confident stance. Contrasting roof and spoiler colors are available, while the premium sports interior offers sports seats with splashes of bright contrast color.The Range Rover Evoque will be manufactured at Land Rover’s multi award-winning Halewood plant in Merseyside, UK. The car will go on sale in more than 160 markets worldwide from Fall 2011. Indicative pricing starting from around $45,000.www.landrover.com
by Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press Posted Dec 6, 2017 11:38 am PDT Last Updated Dec 7, 2017 at 5:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – A Canadian filmmaker who released a 2011 documentary on Harvey Weinstein is now working on a new big-screen project that would tackle the allegations of sexual harassment and assault levelled against the fallen movie mogul and others.Montreal-born Barry Avrich says he wants to look at the accusations that he didn’t know about when he wrote, directed and produced “Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project.”He also wants to examine Hollywood culture and look at sexual misconduct outside of the entertainment industry.“At the end of the day, I feel that I made a film about a man that I found incredibly passionate, fascinating and intriguing — and I didn’t get the whole story and I feel cheated,” Avrich said in an interview.“I knew there was a dark side. I didn’t know there was that dark side, and I feel that it’s important to tell the whole story. It’s an incomplete story for me, an incomplete narrative.”Avrich said he wants to make the new documentary quickly, “long before” the next Toronto International Film Festival in September.He’s already started filming and is set to travel to New York, Los Angeles and London.Avrich said he worries that the plethora of headlines surrounding sexual misconduct allegations “desensitizes the situation.” A film would help preserve such stories and “perpetuate the momentum so that this doesn’t become a movement du jour.”“I just think we live in the decade of distraction now where stories that are posted in social media — and there are so many headlines — the accusers, the victims become, at some point, wallpaper, and I don’t want that to happen,” said Avrich, whose other films include “The Last Mogul,” about legendary agent Lew Wasserman, and “Filthy Gorgeous,” about Penthouse founder Bob Guccione.Avrich said he’s already spoken with some victims and has taken out an ad in Hollywood trade magazines asking more to come forward to be interviewed for his new doc.“What I’m saying to them is that a social media posting on your experience is not enough. Why? Because it fades and evaporates instantly after somebody has read it,” he said.“Film lasts forever, and I think the only way we’re going to get change is if these stories are immortalized.”Avrich said he also wants such stories to serve as a possible deterrent and “a warning for the next generation of artists going into this industry, of what they need to know.”“I’m not looking for victims to come on camera and tell me bathrobe stories. We’ve all heard them,” Avrich said.“I’m interested in what they’ve learned, what their advice is in protecting artists going forward, what else they think they can do in terms of changing the culture, do they believe the cultural change?”Avrich said he’ll probably ask Weinstein to be interviewed for this film, but doubts it would happen.“Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project” addresses the producer’s notorious reputation as a hot-headed micro-manager, but it doesn’t mention any sexual misconduct allegations, which came to light in October.Avrich said he had no relationship with Weinstein prior to making the doc, and the producer went at him “very aggressively” with “all kinds of promises, payoffs in terms of other film deals” to try to put an end to the film.Avrich assured Weinstein he would make a “balanced film” about his life, he said, but nobody within the mogul’s stable of artists would speak with him.“Had I known those things, I absolutely would have been there,” said Avrich of the torrent of allegations that have been made.“But at the same time, I can honestly tell you that I know I would have had doors slammed in my face.”Two weeks before the Weinstein story broke, the film studio he founded bought the rights to Avrich’s upcoming documentary on Nuremberg prosecutor Ben Ferencz. Avrich said they’ve since given the film back to him.IFC, meanwhile, owns the rights to “Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project.” Avrich said IFC insisted on edits to the doc, including softening the characterization of Weinstein as a bully.Avrich said he felt he had a moral obligation to make changes to the documentary when the Weinstein allegations emerged and asked IFC if he could buy back the rights and re-do the ending.He said he wrote to Jonathan Sehring, co-president of IFC Films and Sundance Selects, who told him that they don’t sell films back to filmmakers and that they were “going to take the high road.”IFC did not immediately respond to an email request for comment Wednesday.“At the end of the day, there are certain things I could do, but I said to myself, as the whole story started to expand beyond Harvey, headline after headline after headline … I said, ‘This is a bigger story and I need to look at Hollywood as the entire culture and see whether or not things will ever change,’” Avrich said.“Where did it start, where is it going to end? I need to get different perspectives on it and I think it’s important to make that kind of film.” Film producer-director Barry Avrich is pictured in the projection booth at a Toronto screening room as he promotes his memoir “Moguls, Monsters and Madmen: An Uncensored Life in Show Business,” on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Avrich, who released a 2011 documentary on Harvey Weinstein, is now making a new big-screen project on allegations of sexual harassment and assault levelled against the disgraced producer and others.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young Canadian Barry Avrich wants another crack at Harvey Weinstein with new doc
Ex-employee: Michael Douglas fondled himself in front of her by The Associated Press Posted Jan 19, 2018 6:04 am PDT Last Updated Jan 19, 2018 at 11:40 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email NEW YORK, N.Y. – A woman who worked for Michael Douglas in the late 1980s says he fondled himself in front of her — an allegation the actor has vigorously denied.Susan Braudy appeared Friday on NBC’s “Today” show.Braudy, a journalist and author, says Douglas unbuckled his belt, put his hand into his trousers and fondled himself in her presence. She says a friend later cautioned her not to tell anyone.Douglas, a two-time Oscar winner, told Deadline earlier this month that he anticipated an upcoming report would contain an allegation by a former employee that he acted inappropriately in front of her about 32 years ago. He called it a “complete lie, fabrication.” He says his wife, Catherine Zeta-Jones, “has been very supportive.”Douglas’ publicist said he would have no further comment.
Steve Wynn sues lawyer for dancer who accused him of leering FILE – This March 15, 2016 file photo shows casino mogul Steve Wynn during a news conference in Medford, Mass. The casino mogul has sued the attorney of a dancer who accused him of inappropriate behavior. Wynn’s attorneys filed the defamation lawsuit Thursday, April 5, 2018, against lawyer Lisa Bloom and her firm in U.S. court in Las Vegas. It seeks at least $75,000 in damages. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File) by The Associated Press Posted Apr 6, 2018 2:11 pm PDT Last Updated Apr 6, 2018 at 5:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Disgraced casino mogul Steve Wynn has sued the attorney of a dancer who accused him of inappropriate behaviour.Wynn’s attorneys filed the defamation lawsuit Thursday against lawyer Lisa Bloom and her firm in U.S. court in Las Vegas. It seeks at least $75,000 in damages.Wynn resigned from Wynn Resorts in February amid sexual misconduct allegations that he has denied.Bloom’s law firm said last month that she’s representing a dancer in the show “Showstoppers” at the Wynn Las Vegas casino-resort. Its news release accused Wynn of leering at female performers in “physically revealing” segments of the show.Wynn’s lawsuit calls the allegations false. His attorney accuses Bloom of intentionally ignoring that Wynn was “legally blind” when she alleges the leering occurred.Bloom says she’ll fight Wynn in court and believes he sued “in an attempt to intimidate other women.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Partial list of winners at 76th Golden Globe Awards by The Associated Press Posted Jan 6, 2019 5:43 pm PDT BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A list of winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, presented Sunday in Beverly Hills, California, by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:FILMBest Motion Picture Animated, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”TELEVISIONActor, TV Series, Musical or Comedy: Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method.”Actor, TV Series, Drama: Richard Madden, “Bodyguard”Series, drama: “The Americans.”___For complete coverage of the Golden Globes visit: www.apnews.com/GoldenGlobeAwardsThe Associated Press
by The Associated Press Posted Mar 7, 2019 4:18 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Egyptian actor says military court sentenced him to 8 years CAIRO — An Egyptian actor known for his criticism of President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi’s government says a military court has sentenced him in absentia to eight years in prison in two separate cases.Amr Waked, a 45-year-old actor living in Spain, said on Thursday his lawyer told him he was convicted of “disseminating false news and insulting state institutions.”The lawyer, Malek Adly, says he’s asking authorities for more details.Waked, who has been residing in Barcelona since October 2017, says he has no knowledge of what the cases against him are about. He says he cannot return to Egypt.He is a U.N. goodwill ambassador and is internationally known for his role in the 2005 thriller “Syriana.”Egypt has waged a wide crackdown on dissent and the media, jailing thousands of people.The Associated Press
April 3, 2000Andy is preparing for the Farmers Market which is held every two weeks in theCafe. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia