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first_img RelatedChristmas tips for Stansted passengersChristmas tips for Stansted passengersUK flights disrupted by Icelandic volcanic ashUK flights disrupted by Icelandic volcanic ashAir Sylhet to launch from Stansted and Manchester next monthAir Sylhet to launch from Stansted and Manchester next month Stansted Airport has been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard after introducing a range of energy-saving programmes.The Essex airport gained the certification after achieving a two percent emissions reduction from its buildings and vehicles between January 2007 and December 2009.Stansted has implemented a number of initiatives in recent years, including the installation of biomass technology as part of its £50 million terminal extension.Meanwhile, its staff have been encouraged to turn off electrical items overnight, while low-energy lighting has been installed on the airfield.Andy Jefferson, Stansted’s head of health, safety and environment, said he is “extremely proud” that the Carbon Trust Standard can be added to the airport’s “portfolio of environmental credentials”.”While celebrating this success, we also know there is more we can and must do,” he explained.”Around 92 percent of emissions from our buildings are generated by electricity use, so we’ve set a challenging target to reduce 2010 levels by five percent compared to 2009.”In July, the Civil Aviation Authority granted Stansted Code F status, which gives the go ahead for Boeing 747-8 and Airbus A380 aircraft to land at the airport.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img RelatedWin a flight to spaceBranson boldly goes… and the pick of the rest of the week’s travel stories.Holiday cats: street cats of the world in picturesCalling all cat lovers! A collection of photos of beautiful ‘street cats’ around the world, from Italy to Japan.5 cool things to experience in JapanBlogger and budget traveller Kash Bhattacharya shares his top things to see and do in Japan. A ‘cat café’ is a cat-themed establishment serving drinks and maybe food, but where the main attraction is definitely cats. We present a purrfect nine of the best cat cafés around the world.Yes, it’s a café populated by cats. How it works is that you pay a fee, usually on an hourly rate, so they can pat and play with the cats in a form of ‘supervised indoor pet rental’. The café staff are usually human.The cat café is a relatively recent phenomenon. The very first opened in Taipei, Taiwan in 1998, drawing not only locals but tourists from Japan, a famously cat-loving country. Japan got its own cat café in 2004 when the first opened in Osaka, Now there at least 39 in Tokyo alone.Cat cafés have strict rules (for their customers) to keep their feline occupants in good health and order. For example, to make sure that the kitties are not disturbed too much, as they don’t like getting their tails pulled by small children and sometimes just want to be left alone for a snooze.1. Cat Café Neko no Niwa, SingaporeAs well as serving coffee, many cat cafés are on a mission to raise awareness of cat welfare issues, such as the plight of stray and abandoned cats. Cat Café Neko no Niwa in Singapore (‘neko’ is Japanese for cat; neko no niwa, cat garden) only adopt stray and rescue cats. Owners Sam and Sue say: “While cat cafes in Japan, Korea and Bangkok usually feature only pedigreed cats… all cats deserved to be loved, [including] the homeless and abandoned ones”. They ‘want to show that non-pedigreed cats can be beautiful and affectionate companions’. Its residents include Emma, ‘a rare find – only 15% of all white cats with blue eyes are not deaf’.http://www.youtube.com/embed/feamOL22tdI2. Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium, London, EnglandAfter a campaign to open a cat café in London, Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium opened in Shoreditch on 1 March 2014 with a cast of rescue cats. Meet Mue, Biscuit, Romeo and the other cats for a fee of £5 for a two-hour session. Already it is proving hugely popular and reservations are required – it is booked up until to June, but they plan to install a ‘kitty cam’ so you can see what they’re up to from afar.http://www.youtube.com/embed/yiUQq04nhwA3. Le Café des Chats, Paris, FranceWhile Parisians are better known as lovers of lap dogs than kitty cats, in 2013 Le Café des Chats opened in the Marais. It houses formerly abandoned and homeless cats, chosen for their ‘social character to the other cats and people’. Being Paris, it’s not just a tearoom, but also a restaurant, although serving charcuterie to the cats is not permitted.http://www.youtube.com/embed/lI9LdtTWjCk4. Temari no Ouchi / Nyafe Melange Tokyo, JapanTokyo’s cat cafés provide a service for the city’s many cat-loving residents who don’t have the space, or are not allowed, to keep a kitty of their own. Not only are there at least 39 cat cafés in Tokyo, but there are cafés specialising in rare breeds, black cats and… fat cats. Yes, really. Tokyo also caters for other animal-deprived souls – there are rabbit cafés too, while one cat café also has goats. Try Temari no Ouchi or Nyafe Melange, in the lovely neighborhood of Shibuya.http://www.youtube.com/embed/BUN8iEvUL3Y5. Il Neko Café, Turin, ItalyItaly’s first cat café opened on 5 April 2014 in Vanchiglia, Turin. The cats, including silver-and-white tabby Bernard, who arrived at Il Neko ‘as black as a chimney sweep’, each have their own space, plus a special communal play room with games and lots of catnip.http://www.youtube.com/embed/PhpSIjzcjf06. Purrfect Cat Café, Penang, MalaysiaGeorge Town, Penang’s trendy tech hub, has a new attraction – a cat café. Star of the show at the Purrfect Cat Café is Snowy, the café’s mascot, a white female with one blue and one green eye. Sooooooo cute!http://www.youtube.com/embed/lKmz1oNA-kg7. Café Neko, Vienna, AustriaVienna is the spiritual home of the coffee house, but sachertorte is not the only sweetness to be enjoyed in Vienna’s emporiums of delight. Coo over Viennese cats Sonja, Thomas, Momo, Moritz and Luca at katzen kaffeehaus Café Neko. Having a Japanese owner, it’s the place to try such traditional refreshments as bancha (Japanese roasted tea), and while sachertorte is not on the menu, apparently they do a quite magnificent chocolate cake – if spending time with Sonya isn’t sweet enough.http://www.youtube.com/embed/hevWSo9qaO88. Purr Cat Café Club, Bangkok, ThailandBangkok’s Purr Cat Café Club, owned by sitcom actress Rattanarat Uataweekul, houses 14 Persians, as well as a cat beautician and a shop selling ‘cute feline outfits’ (not sure if these are for the cats or the customers). The cat rules say ‘don’t poke them, tease them, pick them up or feed them human cake’.http://www.youtube.com/embed/f-hanjJMiqo9. La Gatoteca, Madrid, SpainMuch as they’d like to house many more poor, needy kitty cats, La Gatoteca can only cater for 15 furry friends, but they aim to find forever homes for all the paws that pad through their doors. Their current residents include Pulguita, a tiny street cat with a penchant for licking, and ‘beautiful blonde’ Pancho, who lived in an abandoned plot with lots of friends, until it got closed down and he had to be rescued.http://www.youtube.com/embed/IqPkEPnM98oFor a further list of present and soon-to-open cat cafes (such as Cat Cafe Kačių Kavinė in Vilnius, Lithuania and crowd-funded KitTea in San Francisco, see Wikipedia.If you liked this, we know you’ll like:Holiday cats: street cats of the world in picturesHave you been to a cat café? Tell us about it in the comments section below.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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first_img6. Flushing MeadowsNYC’s second biggest park, you’ll definitely need more than a few hours to take in the whole of Flushing Meadows. Start with a visit to the hi-tech New York Hall of Science Museum (111th Street Station) before stopping by to drop your jaw at the biggest tennis stadium in the world, the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Kids will love the enormous skate park, boating lake and aquatic centre, but the bit you’ll probably recognise from movies like Iron Man 2, Men in Black, as well as an episode of The Simpsons, is the 43 metre-tall Unisphere, the giant globe which was erected for the 1964 World’s Fair. 9. Inwood Hill ParkWe all know New York’s got a fascinating past, but to really delve deep into the land itself, head to Manhattan’s Inwood Hill Park, a fifteen minute walk from Dyckman Street subway. Many of the caves and valleys were formed as a result of shifting glaciers and here, it’s almost possible to imagine what these islands once looked like before the mass settlements and the skyscrapers. Tour the hiking and bike trails to leave the noise of the city behind you, and you might even spot a bald eagle – the park rangers launched a release programme in 2002. Picnicking in the park? Grab a Venezuelan bite from Cachapas Y Mas on Dyckman Street for some of the most interesting fast food you’re likely to eat, including plantain sandwiches from $6. 3. The High LineRise above the crowded pavements with a wander through this unique New York park-in-the-sky. The High Line is a linear park which sits in the footprint of a former freight railway, connecting West 30th Street with West 34th Street. The northernmost section has the best views over the Hudson Bay, along with funky benches (one of which is shaped like a xylophone), while the stretch near West 15th Street has Terroir on the Porch a fantastic bar where punters can sip their coffee while gazing out over the city (opens for the summer on May 1). One of the most popular sections is the stretch which runs between 13th and 14th Street and on Tuesdays between April and October, amateur and professional astronomers gather here for stargazing sessions. Didn’t pack your telescope? Fret not, there are always a few provided by the Amateur Astronomers’ Association. 4. Hudson River ParkThis 550-acre park is a strip of green which runs from Battery Park to 59th Street. It’s a place to bag a bench and watch the world go by, but it’s also a fun place to work out in the great outdoors. You can cycle and skateboard through the park and during the summer months there’s an extensive programme of activities, with kayaking sessions leaving from five different pier locations including Pier 40 in popular boho-chic neighbourhood, Greenwich Village. Make sure you bring a camera, because the views of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty are magnificent. 5. Prospect ParkThis park is one of New York’s greenest, the perfect antidote to a morning of frantic sightseeing around the congested avenues. Look out for 50 species of butterfly, 25 species of dragonfly and several nine-foot-tall eagles as you wander through the 30,000 trees which populate the park. These particular birds of prey are actually statues guarding the park’s main entrance, proudly marking the Union’s victories in the American Civil War. Don’t miss the Ravine, near the entrance on 15th Street and Prospect Park West: a dramatic, densely forested narrow gorge designed by the same duo responsible for Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Once you re-emerge from nature, there are a clutch of good restaurants around this corner of the park, including the Double Windsor, for the irresistible combination of a craft beer and fried catfish sandwich. 2. Central ParkOne of the best-loved New York City landmarks covers a whopping 843 acres – an area the same size as Monaco. In fact, it’s so large that until 1975, the entire New York marathon was run inside the park. You’ll need the best part of a day to thoroughly explore the European-style gardens and rolling meadows, but there’s also an outdoor theatre, a memorial to Beatles front-man John Lennon and a zoo. There are regular free tours for visitors keen to get their bearings – find out what’s on by keeping an eye on the tours webpage. If you’re going it alone, there are many Metro stops to make your start from, including Central Park North, and 81st Street, for the Natural History Museum and Metropolitan Museum of Art. As the evening draws in, romance your better half with a horse and carriage ride around the park – and try to resist the urge to pop the question! Central Park also made our list of the best places to picnic and we’ve got more tips on where to enjoy some alfresco dining around the world, here. 1. Brooklyn Bridge ParkHead to Brooklyn Bridge Park to burn off some energy with a walk along the promenade, before taking a breather and soaking up the views over Brooklyn’s ever-changing waterfront. Strung out along a series of piers on the East River (including a beach at Pier 4) this park is especially popular with active types – there are volleyball courts, basketball courts and several playgrounds along with a large roller-skating rink, so get your neon leg-warmers at the ready! Get off the B25 bus at Fulton Ferry Landing and don’t forget to take a spin on Jane’s Carousel either, located near to the DUMBO ferry terminal – this retro restored fairground ride dates back to the 1920s. Brooklyn is also one of the best places to get pizza in New York, so you can refuel after burning off all those calories having way to much fun on your feet. Follow our foodie guide for more tips on where to head for the best local dishes. Image: Kristine Paulus, CC BY 2.0.Fly to NYC Want more tips for exploring the Great Outdoors? Read on…13 adventure holidays in the Cairngorms, ScotlandWant to get back to nature and discover some of the wonderful wildlife we have right here in the UK? Steam trains to zip wires, hiking mountains to floating down river: here are 13 ways to go wild in the Cairngorms National Park.Best places to view the leaves changing this autumnPlanning an outdoor trip next autumn? Here’s where to go for the most incredible colour shows on Earth.See in spring in the finest UK gardensHere are ten of the very best British gardens in full bloom this spring.Skyscanner is the world’s travel search engine, helping your money go further on flights, hotels and car hire.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map RelatedBig Green Apple: 9 gorgeous parks in New York CityDid you know that 14% of New York City is covered with green space? Getting dizzy at the top of the Empire State is all very well but make sure you have a peaceful place to recover, with our guide to NYC’s best parks, from riverside retreats in Brooklyn to…20 Things to do in New York for $1 or Less20 Things to do in New York for $1 or Less11 best things to do in New York for freeFancy a transatlantic holiday but you’re on a budget? NYC may be notoriously expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. From culture and sculpture to bridges and boats, here’s our pick of free things to do in New York. 7. Pelham Bay ParkPelham Bay Park in the Bronx is a chunk of land which juts out into the Long Island Sound, and this leafy paradise feels more like New Hampshire than New York. Amazingly, it’s three times the size of Central Park, and its lush interior is criss-crossed with cycle paths and hiking trails. It’s one of the best places to spot New York’s wildlife, including the fearsome osprey. But if you’re into birdies of the golf kind, head for one of the two courses on site. It’s also worth making time for a visit to the Bartow-Pell Mansion – a National Historic Landmark which dates back to 1654. Pelham Bay Park station is the last stop on the IRT 6 line. 8. Conference House ParkTucked away from the more obvious New York attractions, this park sits on Staten Island, framed by dramatic clay bluffs. History fans have always flocked here, for both the ancient Lenape Indian burial ground and by contrast, the imposing stone manor house which dates back to 1680. Commonly referred to as New York’s South Pole, it’s as far south as you can go in New York State and although it’s one of the city’s smaller parks, the recently refurbished playground and visitor centre are top-notch. Ride across on the Staten Island ferry from Manhattan to get here; it’s absolutely free, takes half an hour each way and the journey boasts some of the best views of the NYC skyline. Connect to Metro trains going south to the park once you dock. There are tons more great things to do in New York for no money at all, so check out our guide before you fly!last_img read more

Spend a total of nine nights at three of New Zeala

first_imgSpend a total of nine nights at three of New Zealand’s finest lodges: The Lodge at Kauri Cliffs, Huka Lodge and The Farm at Cape Kidnappers with their new 3 x Fabulous package. All three properties offer a unique experience on an individual basis—collectively, it can only be described as exceptional. All the lodges enjoy locations of great natural beauty that embody the qualities so admired in the New Zealand landscape. Hospitality in all cases delivers attentive service and fine cuisine made from outstanding local, seasonal produce. Accommodation is comfortable and deliberately relaxed, yet very sophisticated in terms of decor and amenity.The cost of this package is about $18,790 including Goods and Services Tax of 12.5% for two guests on a double occupancy basis and is valid from December 15, 2009 to March 31, 2010.Kauri Cliffs, Northland Start your journey in Northland near the magnificent Matauri Bay at Kauri Cliffs a 6,500 acre coastal farm with 180-degree panoramic views of Pacific Ocean. Guest accommodation is available within 22 well-appointed suites and a two-bedroom Owner’s Cottage nestled on the edge of a native forest overlooking the ocean and golf course. The property also boasts a spectacular 18-hole, par-72 golf course. Three private beaches and a waterfall can be explored on foot, by mountain bike or luxury 4WD. A private spa offering a wonderful variety of treatments on site invites guests to rejuvenate and revive both body and spirit while feeling at one with nature.Package includes: Three night stay, on a double occupancy basis, in a regular suite. Pre-dinner drinks with hors d’ oeuvres, three-course à la carte dinner, full breakfast, non-alcoholic mini bar and use of complimentary lodge facilities. One gourmet picnic lunch for two. Return transfers Kauri Cliffs/Kerikeri Airport. Three rounds of golf and two 50-minute spa treatments per person at either Kauri Cliffs or Cape Kidnappers or spread between the two properties. Visit www.kauricliffs.com.Huka Lodge, Taupo Travel to the stunning Central Plateau region with its spectacular landscape of snow-capped mountain peaks, wild tussock, green lush forested wilderness, with the clear blue waters of the many lakes and streams. Sought by the world’s most discerning travelers since the 1920s, Huka Lodge lies nestled within 17 acres of manicured grounds on the banks of the Waikato River. With the hypnotic deep turquoise green waters of the river surging downstream to the mighty Huka Falls, the property offers every attention to detail and a perfect retreat. With just 18 lodge rooms, one suite, the four-suite Owner’s Cottage and new two-suite Alan Pye Cottage, the property is truly exclusive. Over 20 deliberately romantic and sublime private dining venues offer every opportunity to relax and unwind. Tennis, petanque, croquet, swimming and spa pools available on site as well as in-room massage and facials.Package includes: Three night stay, on a double occupancy basis, in a Lodge Room. Pre-dinner drinks with canapes, five-course dinner (menu changes daily), full country breakfast, non-alcoholic beverages and use of all Lodge facilities daily. Return transfers Huka Lodge/Taupo Airport. 18 holes of golf for two at renowned Wairakei Golf Course nearby. A four hour cruise aboard a private launch on Lake Taupo with opportunity to catch one of Taupo’s legendary Rainbow trout and/or clay target shooting. A delicious lunch incl. of beverages is provided as well as fishing licenses. Visit www.hukalodge.co.nz.Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay Your next destination is Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand’s answer to the Napa Valley. Wineries and gourmet producers flourish in this bountiful region providing gourmands with many exciting opportunities to indulge in some of the country’s finest wine and food. The Farm at Cape Kidnappers is set atop 6,000 acres of rolling pasture land with terrain reminiscent of the American West but plunging approximately 2,624 feet to the sea. Guests are accommodated within 22 extremely comfortable guest suites and a four-bedroom Owner’s Cottage. Private balconies ensure guests enjoy the superb coastal views, pastoral scenes and the spectacular golf course.Package includes: Three night stay, on a double occupancy basis, in a Hilltop suite. Pre-dinner drinks with hors d’ oeuvres, three-course à la carte dinner, full breakfast, non-alcoholic mini bar and use of complimentary lodge facilities. Return transfers Cape Kidnappers/Napier Airport. Three rounds of golf and two 50-minute spa treatments per person at either Kauri Cliffs or Cape Kidnappers or spread between the two properties. Visit www.capekidnappers.com.last_img read more

FILE In this April 26 2018 file photo Jim Mor

first_img FILE – In this April 26, 2018, file photo, Jim Mora poses for photos on the red carpet before the first round of the 2018 NFL football draft, in Arlington, Texas. Former UCLA coach Jim Mora is joining ESPN as a college football analyst. He will fill the role Chip Kelly held last season before replacing Mora with the Bruins. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File) ESPN hires former UCLA coach Mora as college studio analyst by Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press Posted Jul 24, 2018 10:18 am PDT Last Updated Jul 24, 2018 at 3:00 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img Former UCLA coach Jim Mora is joining ESPN as a college football analyst, filling the role Chip Kelly held last season at the network before replacing Mora as coach of the Bruins.ESPN announced Tuesday that it added Mora and re-signed college football analyst Joey Galloway to a multiyear deal.Mora coached at UCLA from 2012-17. He was fired after 11 games last season. He worked for the NFL Network during the lead-up this year’s draft. For ESPN, he will be part of ESPN2’s Saturday studio show, hosted by Chris Cotter. Former Texas star Emmanuel Acho will join Mora as an analyst on the show. Acho, who has been with the Longhorn Network, has signed a new multiyear contract to appear on ESPN’s college football programming.Acho takes the place of Jonathan Vilma, the former Miami and NFL linebacker, who is moving to the ABC studio show for Saturday Night Football.Kelly spent last season with ESPN, taking a year off from coaching after being fired by the San Francisco 49ers at the end of the 2016 season. The former Oregon coach was hired by UCLA less than a week after Mora was fired.Mora has coached in the NFL with Atlanta and Seattle. He went 46-30 at UCLA. He also spent two seasons working as NFL game analyst for Fox and doing a studio show with the NFL Network in between coaching the Seahawks and UCLA.“I want to do a tremendous job for ESPN. But I also (said) at some point if there was an opportunity that presented itself with a university where my thoughts and goals and priorities aligned with theirs, I’d be overjoyed to coach again,” Mora said. “I feel like I have a lot of give to the game and to the young men that play it still.”Mora will still live in Los Angeles, where two of his children attend the University of Southern California and another is in high school. He will be commuting to Bristol, Connecticut.“Fortunately, there’s a couple of great nonstop flight from LA to Hartford, which I just found out,” Mora said. “And I can get a lot of work done on an airplane as well. A lot of preparation for the shows.”___More AP college football: http://collegefootball.ap.org and http://www.twitter.com/AP_Top25last_img read more

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first_img FILE – This Dec. 2, 2014 file photo shows the exterior of the Motown Museum in Detroit. Pieces of Motown’s origin story that haven’t been seen by the public will go on display in Detroit as part of the label’s 60th anniversary celebration. The museum plans to unveil the artifacts Friday afternoon, Jan. 11, 2019, on its Facebook page. The official display will open to the public Saturday at the museum. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File) AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Motown Museum unveils artifacts to mark 60th anniversary by The Associated Press Posted Jan 11, 2019 6:14 am PDT DETROIT — Pieces of Motown’s origin story that haven’t been seen by the public will go on display in Detroit as part of the label’s 60th anniversary celebration.The Motown Museum says it will display several items, including documents that show label founder Berry Gordy Jr.’s repayment of the $800 family loan that helped launch the company with a recording in 1959.The museum plans to unveil the artifacts Friday afternoon on its Facebook page . The official display will open to the public Saturday at the museum.Officials say the museum plans more displays throughout the year.The Motown Museum is located where Gordy launched his music empire. Scores of stars, including the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and the Miracles, recorded hits there before Motown decamped to California in 1972.The Associated Presslast_img read more

LOS ANGELES — Ozzy Osbourne is in a hospital for s

first_img LOS ANGELES — Ozzy Osbourne is in a hospital for some complications from the flu.The 70-year-old rocker’s wife, Sharon Osbourne, wrote on Twitter Wednesday that doctors believe “this is the best way to get him on a quicker road to recovery.”It was announced last week that the United Kingdom and European leg of Ozzy Osbourne’s No More Tours2 tour was postponed because of doctors’ orders. He thanked all for wishing him a speedy recovery.He had to cancel several shows on his North American tour in 2018 because of a hand infection.The Associated Press FILE – In this Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, Ozzy Osbourne poses for photographers upon arrival at the Pride of Britain Awards 2015 in London. ocker Ozzy Osbourne is in a hospital. Sharon Osbourne wrote on Twitter Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, the 70-year-old was admitted “following some complications from the flu.” She wrote doctors believe “this is the best way to get him of a quicker road to recovery.”(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File) by The Associated Press Posted Feb 7, 2019 6:10 am PDT Ozzy Osbourne hospitalized because of flu complications AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emaillast_img read more

NEW YORK — Zadig Voltaires artistic director C

first_img NEW YORK — Zadig & Voltaire’s artistic director, Cecilia Bonstrom, is Swedish, but she had Parisian fashion culture on her mind Monday at New York Fashion Week.That and the cool kids and hip-hop stars who frequented the Tunnel, an iconic New York City nightclub in an old freight terminal, back in the 1980s and ’90s.Bonstrom staged her show there, on what might be the longest runway ever, inside the long and narrow space where partiers once blew out their ear drums to extra-loud music amid dance cages and private rooms with ever-changing decors, including one made to look like an S&M dungeon.That is, until the club in the Chelsea neighbourhood was shut down in 2001 after years of police raids and negative attention from Mayor Rudy Giuliani and his quality-of-life campaign.For this collection, Bonstrom destroyed her chic to drive home the ’90s, no-rules vibe. Sweaters were meticulously ripped, revealing lurex details underneath, and leather was wrinkly. She mixed masculine and feminine fashion codes, a nod perhaps to the Tunnel’s famous unisex bathrooms.Also on her runway: The label has a collaboration with the National Basketball Association that gave birth to the logos of the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies on some looks.Tailoring in suiting was anchored in tuxedo detailing done in luxe Italian fabrics, and in the air of nonchalant sophistication in the layering of varied pieces in varied fabrics. That was Bonstrom’s ode to her Parisian fashionista and the cool of off-duty models everywhere.“They succeed in wearing silk or fake fur, in an effortless way,” she told The Associated Press.And Swedes like herself?“We like it simple,” Bonstrom said. “I like clothes that make you feel comfortable. You feel confident and beautiful at the same time.”Hailey Bieber, who starred in a Zadig & Voltaire campaign a couple seasons ago, was on hand to celebrate Bonstrom’s fall-winter collection. “I think she’s a lovely girl. Also (on the) inside.”Leanne Italie, The Associated Press AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email Zadig & Voltaire uses iconic nightclub at NY Fashion Weekcenter_img by Leanne Italie, The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2019 5:20 pm PDTlast_img read more

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first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Canadian Press Posted Mar 8, 2019 9:17 am PDT TORONTO — Canadian rock band Arkells, hip-hop artist Nav and a pre-recorded performance by Shawn Mendes have been added to this year’s Juno Awards.The celebration of homegrown music also booked alt-folk singer Bahamas and the show’s host Sarah McLachlan to perform.They join a roster of other talent announced for the event, which broadcasts live on CBC from London, Ont., on March 17.Presenters include singer Jessie Reyez, Canadian figure skating star Tessa Virtue, and producer David Foster, who will also receive this year’s humanitarian award.Mendes will perform a pre-taped appearance from the European leg of his tour, which launched this week.Previously announced musicians set to take the stage include DJ pair Loud Luxury, pop singer Bulow, Jeremy Dutcher and Corey Hart, who’s being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.__Listen to a playlist of 2019 Juno Award nominees on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2DGvgyZFollow @dfriend on Twitter.The Canadian Press Arkells, Bahamas and a pre-taped Shawn Mendes performance slated for Juno Awards Shawn Mendes performs at Y100’s Jingle Ball at BB&T Center on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in Sunrise, Fla. Canadian rock band Arkells, hip-hop performer Nav and a pre-recorded performance by Shawn Mendes have been added to his year’s Juno Awards. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Amy Harris/Invision last_img read more

CHICAGO — R Kelly is due back in court for a hear

first_img CHICAGO — R. Kelly is due back in court for a hearing on his sex-abuse case.The R&B singer is required to attend Tuesday morning’s status hearing. It is unclear what issues will be discussed, but one matter before the judge involves attorney Michael Avenatti.Avenatti, who represented porn actress Stormy Daniels in her legal battles against President Donald Trump, represents two Kelly accusers. But after he was indicted on embezzlement and extortion charges in California, Kelly’s attorney, Steve Greenberg, filed a motion asking the judge to order that all messages between Avenatti and the prosecutors handling the Kelly case be preserved as possible evidence of inappropriate co-ordination and communication leading up to the charges.Cook County Judge Lawrence Flood has not ruled on the motion.Kelly was charged in February with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.The Associated Press by The Associated Press Posted May 6, 2019 10:01 pm PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img R. Kelly due back in court for hearing on sex-abuse caselast_img read more

February 15 2002 The siltcast tile making seminar

first_imgFebruary 15, 2002 The siltcast tilemaking seminar is a part of the monthly workshop program wehave been conducting since 1970 at Arcosanti. One-day to one-weekintensive Siltcast programs are also offered for thosecrafts-oriented. [T] Randall Schultz,Siltcast coordinator, gives instructions to the participants who areabout to have “hands-on” experience. [T] Students prepare thesilt by sifting and adding some moisture to give the right consistencyfor the medium to work. [T] The silt is placedin the form, impressed and painted. Then, the plaster is cast on thedesigned silt bed. Later the silt is washed away when the plasterhardens and the reversed patterns appear on the finished tile surface.The whole process takes only a few hours. [T]last_img