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Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from Oscars academy

Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski expelled from Oscars academy

World
Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski have been expelled from the US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.The academy - which runs the Oscars - said this was done in accordance with its standards of conduct.TV star Cosby was convicted of sexual assault last month. Oscar-winning director Polanski admitted statutory rape of a 13-year-old girl in 1977.Producer Harvey Weinstein was kicked out last year, following numerous allegations of sexual assault. Less than a year after the downfall of the producer the #MeToo movement is catching up with other men who abused their power, the BBC's James Cook in Los Angeles reports.Neither Cosby nor Polanski have publicly reacted to the academy's decision.Cosby's wife, Camille, described his conviction as "mob justice, not real justice"."This tragedy must b...
Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

Harvey Weinstein expelled by Oscars Academy

Entertainment
Film producer Harvey Weinstein has been expelled by the Oscars Academy following accusations of sexual harassment and rape.The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped Weinstein's lifetime membership following an emergency meeting on Saturday.The group - which includes names such as Tom Hanks, Annette Bening and Steven Spielberg - said in a statement they had "voted well in excess of the required two-thirds majority to immediately expel him from the Academy".:: Harvey Weinstein's accusers, critics and defendersVideo:Special report: Harvey Weinstein's fall from grace The more than 8,000-member group said the film producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by dozens of women, "does not merit the respect of his colleagues".The statement added ...
Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Oscars academy to hold talks on Harvey Weinstein

Entertainment
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. The NYPD did not provide further details.The US academy, which has handed out 81 Oscars to films produced by Weinstein's Miramax studio and the Weinstein Company, said it would meet on Saturday to "discuss the allegations ...
£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

£3.4m Pencoed radiology and imaging academy plan unveiled

Health
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. It will provide specialist training, in partnership with the existing provision at hospital sites throughout south Wales.Imaging scan trials to target tricky head cancerIt will feature state-of-the-art workstation suites, simulation training and a lecture theatre. Media playback is unsupported on your deviceConsultant radiologists from across south Wales will provide se