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Police Academy director Hugh Wilson dies

Hugh Wilson, the director of the first Police Academy film and the creator of US sitcom WKRP in Cincinnati, has died aged 74. Born in Miami in 1943, his other films include The First Wives Club, Guarding Tess and Blast from the Past. Wilson started out as a comedy writer on Bob Newhart and Tony Randall’s 1970s TV shows and was originally hired to “punch up” Police Academy’s script. Wilson agreed on condition he could also direct the film. Filmed in Toronto, the 1984 original followed the fortunes of a…

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The Implications of the Academy Kicking Out Harvey Weinstein

Of all the mind-bending aspects of the Harvey Weinstein scandal—the Cain-and-Abel psychodrama of the Weinstein brothers, the breathtaking (and heartbreaking) proliferation of #metoo hashtags, the queasy association with potted plants—Weinstein’s expulsion from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, on Saturday, is far from the most shocking. Every institution that ever had a claim on Weinstein seems to be dropping him like a scalding frying pan, beginning with the studio that bears his name. (It’s dropping the name, too.) Even Emmanuel Macron, the President of France, is now working…

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Harvey Weinstein: Oscars academy to hold emergency talks

The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were “repugnant”. Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership. Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him. In another development, police in New York told the BBC they were looking to speak to an individual regarding an allegation against Weinstein dating from 2004….

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Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox appointed academy director at Manchester City

Jason Wilcox has been appointed academy director at Manchester City Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Former Blackburn winger Jason Wilcox has been appointed as Manchester City’s academy director. The 46-year-old, who won the Premier League title with Blackburn in 1995, had been in the role on an interim basis since June and has now take on the position on a full-time basis. Wilcox, who also played for Leeds, Leicester and Blackpool, joined the City academy coaching staff five years ago, coaching the under-18s squad to a national championship title and two…

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£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

A new academy to train radiologists and imaging professionals is to be created in Wales with £3.4m of Welsh Government funding. The new National Imaging Academy for Wales will be based in Pencoed, Bridgend, and is due to be up and running by mid-2018. Health Secretary Vaughan Gething will announce the plan on Friday. He said the academy would “play an important role” in helping to increase the number of trained radiologists. The new academy will provide specialist training, in partnership with the existing provision at hospital sites throughout south…

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