Disability advocate Peter Yeo brought the claim against Mr Johnson because he claims he could not get into the upstairs dining room at award-winning inner-city E’cco Bistro in his wheelchair. Bistro One Eleven shuts up shop The problem initially arose after Mr Yeo was unable to join friends for a Christmas dinner two years ago and the case has gone from Anti-Discrimination Commission to a tribunal. Mr Johnson, who attended a directions hearing at Queensland Civil and Administration Tribunal yesterday, last week announced he had chosen to close his other up-market eatery Bistro One Eleven . The restaurant opened a year ago in Eagle St in the city. Dining Shock Two of Brisbane’s most highly rated restaurants are closing their doors for good Mr Yeo, a former Australian Rules player who became a quadriplegic in 2002, wants E’cco Bistro to convert an existing goods lift to provide additional wheelchair access. The restaurant is in a building at 100 Boundary St, a former tea warehouse, owned by prominent architect Robert Riddel. “All restaurants and places where the public can attend functions should look after people with disabilities and in wheelchairs,” Mr Yeo said. It is claimed Mr Yeo, who runs spinal charity PointZero5, was told by the restaurant that the upstairs dining room could not accommodate people in wheelchairs. It is alleged the restaurant had offered to serve him food in a downstairs wheelchair-accessible bar area, but that was not acceptable to Mr Yeo. At the tribunal yesterday senior member Clare Endicott directed Mr Yeo’s lawyer to join the building owner as a respondent in the case, which she set down for a two-day hearing in March. Ms Endicott was told restaurants were currently facing “difficult trading conditions”. Mr Johnson’s lawyer told the tribunal the restaurateur leased the premises and was having discussions with the landlord about the complaint. Mr Yeo’s lawyer told the hearing it was up to the business owner, Mr Johnson, to ensure the premises were wheelchair accessible. Outside the tribunal Mr Johnson declined to comment, other than to say: “It’s not my building.” Mr Riddel, who is yet to formally respond to the complaint, also declined to comment. Mr Yeo also has brought a discrimination claim against Brisbane Polo Club alleging a lack of wheelchair access.
Celebrity Series of Boston trades candles for pianos for dynamic 75th season (Video)
Instead they brought their joy to the streets with 75 pianos around Boston and Cambridge for the public to use as they wish through Monday, October 14. The Celebrity Series of Boston Kickoff party offered live performances and an impromptu music session on a couple of those artfully-designed pianos while a montage of the series greatest moments played on Saturday, October 5. Skillful musicians played and sang from a wide variety of music genres, anything from planned performances to a little piano improvisation. All were welcome to play. Guests enjoyed a selection of wine, a Ben and Jerrys ice cream bar, and delectable desserts from Davios . The reception took place inside the Galleria, 10 Saint James Street in Boston. The new season has begun and upcoming performances include acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang playing works by Stravinsky, Chopin, and Prokofiev on Friday, October 18 at New England Conservatorys Jordan Hall at 8 p.m. Returning mandolinist Chris Thile rounds out the weekend with sonatas, his own compositions, and his contemporary music on Sunday, October 20 at the Sanders Theatre at 7 p.m. Other live performances include the extensive, extraordinary works of composer Harold Arlen with What Makes it Great with Rob Kapilow Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen . The evening pays tribute to Harold Arlens Broadway and timeless songs such as Stormy Weather, Ive Got the World on A String and much more performed by singing trio Rob Kapilow , Rebecca Luker , and Michael Winther at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Visit www.celebrityseries.org for the wide range of performances in store for the 2013-2014 season!
At 58 pages, it’s the most Post to Facebook Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection on USATODAY.com: Incorrect please try again A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. 4 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Ship review: Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Reflection Cruise Log Gene Sloan, USA TODAY 1:25 p.m. EDT October 14, 2013 The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line that began in 2008. Michael Wessels The exterior of the Celebrity Reflection, the fifth and final ship in the Solstice Class line. The ship made her North American debut on Dec. 1 with a sailing out of Miami. Michael Wessels The outdoor pool on Deck 14 has a pool bar, two pools, and Jacuzzis. Chairs were added to the deck of the Reflection to accommodate more guests. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY An extra 245 loungers were added to the expanded pool deck to accommodate more than 1,000 additional guests than the Reflection’s predecessors in the Solstice line have had. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The Pool Bar is located on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Weather permitting, the Mast Grill on Deck 15 is a casual dining spot where guests can have grilled specialties while overlooking the pool. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests take a Zumba class by the outdoor pool on Deck 14. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The iLounge has 22 computers that guests can use to surf the Internet. The lounge is also a licensed Apple reseller, one of the first at sea. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The expanded Aqua Spa offers a wide range of services including massages, 24K gold facials, and a full Medi-Spa where guests can get acupuncture and other treatments. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The enhanced AquaSpa by Elemis has a number of specialty areas such as a hammam, infrared sauna, steam rooms, and sensory showers. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A treatment room at the AquaSpa where guests can get a variety of types of massages including a bamboo massage. Therapists experiment with lights and scents to help create different moods. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The AquaSpa has an expanded 883 square-foot Persian Garden with six more curved, heated tiled beds. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The cold room at the AquaSpa is kept at 52 degrees F to tighten pores that were opened and cleansed in the infrared sauna or aromatic steam room. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY Guests can get manicures, pedicures and haircuts in the salon. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY A state-of-the art fitness facility features cardio machines, spinning studios, and private workout areas. Classes and bootcamps are also available. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center is equipped with TechnoGym equipment that is available for trial and purchase. Nancy Trejos, USA TODAY The fitness center has been expanded to include four new studios.