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Tag Archives: Afghanistan

• U.K. Filmmaker Ray Burdis to Direct ‘Booze’ Shoot in 2014

U.K. Filmmaker Ray Burdis to Direct ‘Booze’ Shoot in 2014

The cult British director signs Mark Harris to star in his black comedy about soldiers who turn to smuggling alcohol after returning from the war in Afghanistan. BAFTA-nominated cult British writer, producer and director Ray Burdis (The Wee Man) has the order in for his next movie, entitled Booze. Burdis has recruited boxer-turned-actor Mark Harris for […]

• Glenfiddich tastes whiskey atop Mount Everest!

Glenfiddich tastes whiskey atop Mount Everest!

Glenfiddich seems to grab attention to charitable causes like ‘Glenfiddich for Haiti victims’ special edition bottle in the past, but now are now working for the Walking with the Wounded Everest 2012 expedition, which is about a fundraising challenge for the wounded personnel of the defense forces. The event will have 4 adventure mountaineers, 1 […]

• Canadian diplomats run up $20K booze tab behind Kabul embassy walls

Canadian diplomats run up $20K booze tab behind Kabul embassy walls

To deal with the stresses of working in a war zone, it seems Canada’s diplomats have turned to the booze. Hospitality forms, obtained by The Canadian Press, show diplomats in Kabul consumed 3,000 bottles of alcoholic beverages from mid-2007 to last November at a cost to taxpayers of at least $20,000. Alcoholic ‘bevies’, according to […]