Posts Tagged ‘Switzerland’

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Gore Vidal rips Polanski rape victim as “Young Hooker”

November 1, 2009

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The 83-year-old Vidal recently told The Atlantic magazine he has no sympathy for Samantha Geimer, Polanski’s victim.Even though I’m huge fan of Gore, he may have take this a little bit too far.I dont even understand why he did  feel necessary to express his opinion on the matter when Polanski himself pleaded guilty in 1977 after being indicted for raping the girl.

“Look, am I going to sit and weep every time a young hooker feels as though she’s being taken advantage of?”said Vidal, a screenwriter and novelist, who ran in the same circles as Polanski in the 1970s.

He said the media pushed a false image of Geimer.. He fled to Europe before he was sentenced. He was arrested in Switzerland in September and faces extradition.

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Maxime Manufacture Automatic wrist watch

October 25, 2009

This relative young brand started creating their own inhouse movements in 2004 (with their Frédérique Constant Heart Beat Manufacture). During BaselWorld 2009, Frédérique Constant introduced the Maxime Manufacture Automatic wrist watch, with inhouse caliber FC-700. The movement has a power reserve of 42 hours and features blued screws and a niceley engraved rotor that enables you to have a maximum view at the movement.

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Frédérique Constant went from a rather unknown Geneva brand with both quartz and (ETA) mechanical movements to a brand that can add itself to the list of the lucky few [watch brands] with an inhouse mechanical movement. Therefore, Frédéric Constant becomes an interesting target for the more serious watch collectors and buyers.

frederiqueconstant.com

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Roman Polanski, provisional release rejected !

October 20, 2009

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This tuesday morning, The Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona (South) rejected the request for provisional release of Franco-Polish director Roman Polanski, held in Switzerland
for over three weeks on U.S. warrant, because Roman Polanski may “take a private plane or helicopter” and thus “leave Switzerland within a few hours.” This may include, easily get in France and  no longer fears extradition.AP) – Updated 1 hour ago GENEVA — Lawyers for Roman Polanski are clashing over his legal strategy, with one saying the director won’t surrender to U.S. authorities after 31 years on the run and another suggesting that Polanski was ready to consider the move.Attorney Herve Temime says there has been “no change in strategy,” telling the AP that Polanski will “continue to fight extradition” to the United States for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.Earlier Wednesday, fellow Polanski attorney Georges Kiejman told Europe 1 radio that Polanski could voluntarily return to face justice in Los Angeles.Polanski has been pressing for his release since being arrested last month in Zurich. He suffered a major setback Tuesday when a Swiss criminal court rejected his offer of bail, saying his flight risk was too high.