first_imgBooking.com has terminated its cooperation with an apartment renter from Zadar who refused to rent an apartment to a homosexual from Brazil.Naime, Brazilski liječnik Fabiano Vallim rezervirao je apartman, a onda primio poruku iznajmljivača da je odbijen jer ne primaju homoseksualce. Vallim je na Twitteru objavio presliku poruke i poručio da je šokiran te podigao lavinu negativnih komentara na račun iznajmljivača iz Zadra, piše Zadarski.hrThe owner’s son told Zadarski.hr that he “had negative experiences with homosexuals from Slovenia, who had orgies in the hotel and left a big mess, after which they decided not to accept homosexuals anymore”. He did not answer the question of whether he would have continued to receive heterosexuals if they had orgies and left a mess.Photo: Twitter”We are sorry to hear that renters discriminate against their guests for any reason. At Booking.com we do not tolerate any form of discrimination and if we learn that there is an owner of an accommodation unit on our site who is involved in discriminatory behavior we terminate our cooperation with that landlord and remove his accommodation unit from our site. Due to the procedure of the landlord, we have terminated our cooperation with it and we are working to help our guest find alternative accommodation.” reagirao je Booking.com kako prenosi Zadarski.hrPhoto / Source: Zadarski.hrlast_img read more

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first_imgKolkata: Expressing solidarity, Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee on Friday issued a statement saying that it expects the Governor to provide justice to the Vice-Chancellor, professors and students who have been subjected to unprecedented harassment and assault.The release comes soon after the Raj Bhavan issued a statement on Friday morning questioning the role of Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and the police administration in providing adequate security arrangements when Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar went to the campus after receiving news of Union minister Babul Supriyo remaining confined for a long time as he faced protests from students affiliated to two Left-leaning organisations. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja”We always respect the post of Governor because it is a Constitutional post. Our expectation is that Governor must give justice to the Vice-Chancellor, professors, students. We are always with the teachers and the student communities,” read the statement issued by Chatterjee. It further reiterated that the culprits who assaulted the students including the girl students of Jadavpur University and ransacked the campus should be punished. It also mentioned that the administration played a very peaceful role to resolve the problem amicably. “One thing must be made very clear: universities are autonomous institutions and as per time-honoured tradition, police cannot enter university campus without permission of V-C,” the statement read. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayDas had said on Thursday that he would not ask police to enter the campus and would prefer to resign after the Governor had directed him to do so. Jadavpur Registrar Snehamanju Basu issued a press release stating that the university believes that the campus cannot be administered with the help of police and it provokes adverse implications. “It was due to the pursuance of university’s teachers and employees, not the intervention of police, that led to the withdrawal of the blockade infront of His Excellency (Governor’s) car in the spot,” the release read. Chatterjee had earlier issued a statement on Thursday night soon after the so-called ‘rescue act’ of the Governor terming the episode of the latter’s campus visit as most “unfortunate and shocking”. The statement on Friday highlighted that the TMC sticks to its earlier stand which stated that the Governor went to the campus even after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee spoke to him and repeatedly asked him not to visit the campus and requested him to give some time to the state government to peacefully resolve the issue and bring the situation under control. The Raj Bhavan’s statement on Friday read: “Before his visit to the university, the Governor and Chancellor exhausted all possible avenues that could bring an end to the unsavoury spectacle by flagging the issue with the Director General of Police and Chief Secretary.”last_img read more

first_imgMumbai: Reflecting on the box office debacle of “Thugs of Hindostan”, director Vijay Krishna Acharya says people did not like that Aamir Khan’s character was inherently flawed. Acharya said he wanted to challenge himself with the story starring Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh. He hopes the film will get its due later. “What excited me to do ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ was to make a film in the large format about a character, who is not inherently noble. That is what the mainstream Indian audience has not liked, especially when it is played by Aamir Khan. The same story, if it is more heroic, is easier to pull off. Also Read – ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ has James Cameron’s fingerprints all over it: Arnold Schwarzenegger “But that did not interest me. I don’t want to make films that are constantly pleasing the audience, it is not my tradition. We have to challenge ourselves. I will do films I want to make. I will never make a film for commerce. I don’t want to run after a star, I don’t think they are important. Films make stars and stars never make films,” Acharya told PTI in an interview. According to the director, there has been a shift in the audience’s perception. Also Read – Salman pays tribute to Vinod Khanna on ‘Dabangg 3’ wrap up “There is an audience that is exposed to international content. They are interested in the content. Having said that, the big films will stay. People go to theatres to see newer things. Content should be the king.” Acharya’s last released “Thugs of Hindostan”, was panned by critics and audience. “In all the years that I have seen other people’s work and my work, I have realised that you should never try and analyse success and failure, my reasons for it not working could be completely different from you. I don’t want to make a perfect film because perfect films are boring and cold.” ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ will get its due at a slightly later stage, he said. “Purely as a filmmaking experience, there were several departments that worked much better than anything else I have seen in Indian films. I can say this with no personal humility or false modesty. A lot of effort was put in. Maybe the things that we thought were the strength of a film ended up becoming its weakness. It is over, it is done.” Acharya says one can learn from both the success and failure of a film. “…Those lessons are private and that come into your private space and sometimes one wants to articulate it or not articulate it. There are many things that I want to change. There are many learnings. But that should be spoken at a different time.” Acharya was talking on the sidelines of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival’s fourth edition of the ‘Word to Screen Market’ initiative, where the literary world engages directly with content creators for film, TV and digital. The director said he has a soft spot for Hindi publications. “I believe there are very few people who write in Hindi. Those reading it in Hindi are also very few. There is an India that these stories talk about, which living in Mumbai, I feel I am losing touch with. I am from a small town, I feel like listening to stories that are a little more rooted.” He believes book adaptations are extremely tough. “When you read the book, you paint the picture but when you adapt a book then the audience will, by and large, say the book was better and every filmmaker knows this. ‘Godfather’ is based on a book and it is one of the best films. It is all about the material, the filmmaker and what the team does with it.”last_img read more