New program to train nightlife staff to help prevent sexual violence

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The Czech Republic’s Interior Ministry has identified sexual violence as a central target of its security initiative, prompting The Addictology Clinic in Prague to launch the “pilot stage” of a widespread training program for nightclub staff members. The instruction will teach staff members from the UK, Portugal, and Spain how to properly respond to reports of nightclub sexual violence.

Hana Fidesova of the Addictology Clinic expresses the relevance of the training to nightlife interaction, “The environment of night entertainment is a place in which sexual violence often occurs,” Fidesova notes, “The highly sexualized environment and influence of alcohol or other addictive substances contributes to this.” The introductory stage of the Clinic’s training program will commence training immediately, expecting to see results from the training by March of 2019.

H/T: Mixmag

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UK officials to train bouncers, security guards to respond to terror attacks

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As an effort to combat terror attacks at entertainment based events, UK authorities have declared their intent to train nightclub bouncers and security guards to respond to terror threats. While details regarding the format of the training remain unknown, the preventative instruction is timely with Britain’s threat level set at “severe” — an indication that such an attack is likely.

“Vigilance in the public space is critical, and there are many, many more private security guards out there than there are police officers,” the Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner noted at the National Security Summit that took place earlier this past week. “We are looking at how we can train them [security guards] more effectively to be a better part of the national armory that we have against terrorism.”

Nightclubs and concert venues have become increasingly popular targets for terrorism, with attacks carried out at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May, and the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando in 2016. Once trained, security personnel will become another line of defense in the event of a terror attack.

H/T: Mixmag

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Beijing nightclubs shut down in the midst of China’s Communist Party Congress

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As more than 2,000 delegates begin to arrive in Beijing for China’s Communist Party Congress, country officials have called for the temporary closure of the nightclubs located in the capital as part of an effort to heighten security for the event. The meeting takes place every five years — it officially began on Wednesday, October 18 —and will extend into next week.

All Beijing based nightclubs have consequently been instructed to remain closed until the congress concldes. The abrupt shutdown has forced many Beijing promoters and nightlife entities to cancel anticipated events.

Nightclubs however are not the sole spaces being targeted for closure by officials. Airbnb rentals and restaurants, gyms, and karaoke bars are also being required to temporarily halt activity, the effort part of a larger initiative to “reduce the flow of outsiders to the capital.” While Beijing residents might find their weekend somewhat uneventful as a result, the closure will remain brief.

H/T: Resident Advisor

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Sutra Closes Down in Southern California, Time Nightclub Opens

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With great sadness, we have to say goodbye to Southern California’s beloved nightclub, Sutra. To take its place, Sutra will be replaced by Time Nightclub after a long 13-year old run. Time Nightclub opened its doors tonight with the help of Markus Schulz. The nightclub occupies the long-vacant former Niketown space. The new $5 million

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