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How Europe is underestimating the economy of its artisanal heritage


This week, the European Commission proposed a system of intellectual property protection for regional industries and artisanal products, inspired by the success of the similar protected geographical “beacon” used for wines, spirits and agricultural products.

It will – or at least could – cover products such as Murano glass, Donegal tweed, Limoges porcelain, Solingen cutlery and Boleslawiec pottery. The proposal aims to strengthen the fight against counterfeit products and to provide specific support to SMEs.

But, for others, it is already too late.

In 2017, Poterie Renault fired up its kilns for the last time, having struggled to make ends meet as a business in recent years. Its closure is a contemporary story, just one drop in a larger wave of small business closures. It also illustrates how Europe is not realizing the economic potential of its heritage.

At the head of the company at the time of its liquidation, there were not the founders of the company, nor their sons and daughters, but the fifth generation of Renaults to run a pottery business in Argent-sur-Sauldre , a town of 2,000 inhabitants in the Loire region of France. valley.

Following the company’s compulsory liquidation, Poterie Renault’s stock – of timeless soup bowls and water pitchers and more obscure cider bowls and snail plates, all in varying shades of the brown salt glaze of the maker’s mark – was picked up by wealthy-oriented American retailers. urban consumers.

I caused this sale because I myself was one of these customers, a city dweller seeking to repopulate a kitchen with meaningful products.

This raises the question of whether Poterie Renault would not have run out of money, or found a more willing sixth generation, if it had tapped into this lucrative market sooner.

In French regional markets, these pottery products may not have generated much premium, but it is clear that they did among the customers of retailers who bought the stock.

More importantly, it illustrates how Europe is struggling to fully convert its heritage into economic value.

Today, many companies are valued by investors for their ability to turn know-how and intellectual property into revenue and operating profits.

Heritage, which allows manufacturers to command higher prices than the same products produced in a factory recently built in a distant country, should be considered as a subset of this “intangible capital”.

Like parmesan and Rioja wine

Europe has sought to capitalize on this heritage through designations of origin that protect parmesan and Rioja wine, among other products.

In turn, these designations strengthen producer organizations that help their members. However, these protections do not exist for all European heritage products — for good reason. It may not be wise to create a specific designation to protect earthenware from the Loire Valley, as they may not exist in sufficient mass to do so.

Still, something has to be done. Saving heritage businesses, in the worst case, or increasing their value, in the best case, requires tailor-made support.

Creditworthy companies should be supported with financing and technical assistance. Europe has no shortage of support programs for small businesses. However, these programs are not designed to respect the unique opportunities (connection to premium markets) and challenges (multigenerational family businesses) of legacy businesses.

The enlargement of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, which currently only finances tourism projects, could be a way forward.

Insolvent companies can be acquired through special funds with the aim of restructuring them and reselling them to other companies while respecting their history.

These funds could be managed as public corporations or by private fund managers responsible for managing them in the public interest.

This would avoid a liquidation: the fate of Poterie Renault and the worst outcome since it is a heritage capital that will be lost forever, exhausting at the same time the economic potential of Europe.

Governments can use their budgetary and fiscal levers to encourage these programs. It is not without historical parallels.

England’s large rural estates, run as diversified businesses with farming, ranching and forestry interests, struggled with inheritances and other taxes introduced as the post-war welfare state took hold. shape.

The National Trust was created to take ownership of entire states and manage them in the public interest, generating a credit for heirs that could be used to offset the tax bill.

Although the model has rightfully drawn criticism for diverting resources from the treasury, it has been remarkably successful in keeping these areas intact.

Reallocated to legacy businesses, a legacy program would not be intended to own and operate those businesses indefinitely. Rather, it would be a temporary home for them in the public interest.

Without the liquidity and other measures introduced as a result of Covid-19, the bankruptcy rates of European small and medium-sized companies would have been 9% higher.

With some of these support measures phasing out and central banks already applying the monetary brakes, many business owners will be wondering if they should continue their activities. Giving them an extra reason to do so is in everyone’s interest.

Wildcat Wednesday – Grateful to Serve


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I would like to open this Wildcat Wednesday email with a note of gratitude to the entire Wildcat family. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to serve this flagship university and be part of the incredible Southern Arizona community. Arizona Athletics is a nationally recognized premier athletic department with a rich history and a storied legacy of which I am privileged to be a part. We have achieved tremendous milestones and accomplishments as a team in my five years as Athletic Director and the future certainly looks bright. We are looking to add many exciting new chapters for this athletic program and this university. I want to thank our student-athletes, alumni, fans, supporters and Wildcats around the world for making our athletics program a special place that epitomizes championship excellence. To push!


The Arizona Football Spring Game turned out to be another memorable afternoon for our student-athletes, alumni and fans at Arizona Stadium. The fun and energetic atmosphere on Saturday was centered around seeing our football student-athletes take to the field and put on a show. The excitement on the field was a nice preview of Saturdays in the fall when Coach Fisch and the Wildcats enter their 2022 season. I want to thank our colleagues at the Pac-12 networks for streaming the game as well as capturing exceptional content that showcases our entire athletics department. You can watch reruns of the spring game on Pac-12 networks throughout the summer.


Over 200 alumni returned to campus for the weekend, which is an important part of our Wildcat Way student-athlete experience. Letter winners reconnected with teammates and made new connections with current football student-athletes at our Friday night Scheme & Eat event. We continued the celebration and encouraged our teammates and special guest coaches Lance Briggs (’01) and Tedy Bruschi (’95) in the spring game Saturday afternoon. We are focused on developing exceptional men and women in all of our programs to become academic, athletic, and lifelong champions. They stay connected to the program, which is close to their hearts, after graduation. Alumni reunions and celebrations are lasting memories that continue this heartfelt connection to the program.

Saturday was the official end of spring training for our football program as they wrapped up the semester. With just under a month to go before our membership renewal deadline, now is the perfect time to secure your seats for the football, basketball, volleyball and soccer seasons. Click here to renew your subscriptions. You can also purchase new subscriptions here to use some of our subscriber benefits.



Arizona Athletics honors 50and Title IX anniversary will culminate with a special celebration on Thursday, June 23, which is the same day this landmark legislation was enacted. Our athletics department is excited to welcome the Southern Arizona community to campus for the day, starting with a field day for youth in kindergarten through eighth grade to participate in athletic activities. and meet Arizona student-athletes inside the Cole and Jeannie Davis Sports Center. .

After lunch, we’ll begin an informative and inspiring panel of Wildcat trailblazers and icons to discuss the impact Title IX has had on their lives, sports in the United States, and the Arizona Athletics. The panel will include figures from the department’s history with an educational discussion of the impact Title IX has had on the lives of those in attendance. Admission is free for the entire day, so click here to make a reservation to join us for the Arizona Athletic Title IX Celebration. A free meal will be offered at lunch for those who make a reservation.



The CATSYs, our annual student-athlete awards, return to the McKale Center on Monday, April 18. The event is free as our athletics department awards a host of student-athlete awards with Wildcat host alum Alex Flanagan. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. (MST) and the show is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. (MST). Fans are encouraged to sit in the McKale Center bowl above ground to enjoy the evening of programming as we honor our athletic, academic and life champions who live the Wildcat Way.



Last weekend’s Jim Click Shootout and Multis saw our women’s track and field team win the event with the men’s team in second place. Among the winning performances from our student-athletes, Samantha Noennig won another title in the shot put while Jared O’Riley won his first event of his season with a win in the javelin. We also saw another Wildcat sweep the podium in the women’s high jump as Lillian Lowe edged out her teammates, Talie Bonds and Alexa Porpaczy, for the win.

Congratulations to all of our Track and Field Wildcats on a terrific home game over the weekend. The program started the outdoor season on a good note, and we hope to see more excellence at the Mount Sac relays this week in California.



A week after Delaney Schnell won the Pac-12 Female Diver of the Year award and Dwight Dumais won Pac-12 Women’s Diving Coach of the Year, Arizona Swimming & Diving topped the men’s side of all-conference awards in diving.


Bjorn Markentin was named Pac-12 Men’s Diver of the Year after an All-American campaign. Bjorn is no stranger to conference diving awards after being named the 2020 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Dwight completed the Diving Coach of the Year awards sweep by also winning the men’s team.



Monday night, for the first time in three years, we celebrated our annual Diamond and Platinum reception at Loews Ventana Canyon. This event is one of our favorites of the year as the premier showcase of our student-athletes, coaches and administrators from across sports and the department. All of our Wildcats have the opportunity to meet and thank their supporters and Arizona Athletics. Diamond and Platinum donors are Wildcat Club members at the highest levels, who make significant annual contributions that impact our first-class student-athlete experience. Collectively, the financial support of all Wildcat Club members is a critical resource that enables our department to provide opportunities for our student-athletes to become academic, athletic, and lifelong champions.


This event truly reflects our goal of a commitment to Total Athlete Success (CATS); the holistic support, investment and development of our student-athletes. If you are not already a Wildcat Club member and would like to learn more about how to get involved, please visit our website at www.wildcatclub.org and consider making a donation. Thank you to our loyal supporters not only for attending this event, but also for your continued generous support of our nearly 500 student-athletes.



Arizona Beach Volleyball will host its final regular season games at Bear Down Beach this week with the Arizona Invitational as the program hosts Southern Mississippi, CSU Bakersfield, Long Beach State and Grand Canyon. The Sand Cats will play doubleheaders Friday and Saturday, starting at 11 a.m. (MST) and 3 p.m. (MST) on Friday, April 15.

Coach Walker and the Wildcats have won 80% of their home games this season because Bear Down Beach is a great environment to catch a game and enjoy Southern Arizona’s great weather. Admission is free for all games, so come to campus and cheer on the Wildcats this week.

We are also pleased to announce to Wildcat Wednesday subscribers that we will be hosting the 2022 Pac-12 Beach Volleyball Championships later this month. The championships will run all day for three days starting Wednesday, April 27 with Pac-12 networks airing the action.


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Arizona Softball is back in action at Mike Candrea Ground at Rita Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium this week for three games against the Oregon Ducks. With Sunday being Easter, we want to remind fans that the series will take place Thursday, Friday, and Saturday with playtimes at 5 p.m., 5 p.m., and 12 p.m. (MST).

The Wildcats have won 17 games this season at our historic facility, which features the best fans in the country. Home game days are a special occasion for our student-athletes, coaches, staff and loyal supporters. If you don’t have your Oregon Series tickets, click here. See you at the stadium this week.



On behalf of the entire Wildcat family, I wish Arizona men’s tennis well as they close out the regular season this week. The team sits atop the Pac-12 standings with games in Oregon on Friday and Washington on Sunday as the program seeks its first-ever Pac-12 championship. Winning a regular season title would be another historic achievement for Coach Shields and the Wildcats who have enjoyed a meteoric rise under Clancy’s leadership.

Our student-athletes and men’s tennis coaches are great ambassadors for our athletics department, our university and our community and represent Block A with pride. Bear Down, come on cats, and we’ll be cheering you all on this week.


Send us your photos of you wearing the colors while being careful!

Thank you for wearing the colors and sharing your Arizona pride! Be sure to take a picture the next time you wear the colors and send it to us, we might include it in next week’s Wildcat Wednesday! And even if your photo submission isn’t part of next week’s edition, please check out our “Wear the Colors” album on facebook.com/ArizonaAthletics on Fridays.

NOTE: Please submit photos for Wildcat Wednesday with an original email to [email protected] using the subject line ‘Wildcat photo Wednesday.’ Also ensure that all submissions are clear and properly lit. We also ask that you identify everyone in the photo so that we can highlight them accordingly.

Shoot down and go cats!

Dave Heke
Vice President and Sports Director
University of Arizona
[email protected]

Bail reduced for Dothan man charged with attempted rape and theft of more than 400 pairs of underwear | WDHN


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – A Dothan man who police say broke into a woman’s home and attempted to rape her and steal several items in July 2021 has been given a reduced bond. He faces multiple charges throughout 2021, with the majority of charges laid in July.

Uda is charged with attempted first-degree rape, 50 counts of voyeurism, aggravated criminal surveillance, first-degree burglary and two counts of third-degree burglary, among other counts.

Uda’s previous bail was set at around $1 million. His combined bail has now been adjusted to $150,000. $125,000 of that total bail comes from voyeurism charges.

John Thomas Uda, 28, was arrested in July 2021 after police said he broke into a woman’s home at 100 Block of Blissett Drive. The woman, who was at home at the time, said Uda stole her game console after assaulting her.

“There were facts and circumstances with the physical evidence on the night of the burglary on July 10,” said Dothan Police Lt. Scott Owens, “This leads us to believe that one of his motivations for ‘he was in there was sexually assaulting the victim’.

After police linked Uda to the robbery, they then executed a search warrant at her home and found more than 400 pairs of women’s underwear and several electronic devices showing explicit images of women, according to police.

In another incident, Uda was charged with aggravated criminal surveillance. Police say another victim alleged that Uda offered to drive her home, then waited after he dropped her off, where he then attempted to watch her undress through her windows.

Uda also faces two counts of unlawful possession and use of a credit card, investigators found photos of debit card numbers, driver’s license and other documents on her phone.

Stay with WDHN News as we continue to follow this case.

La Sainte: Glenda Anthes closes the doors of the lingerie boutique Intimate Dreams | Lithgow Mercury


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WHEN Glenda Anthes closes her lingerie boutique Intimate Dreams this month, it will be the end of the oldest family business tradition in Lithgow. Glenda’s family has been an integral part of the Main Street business fraternity for over 60 years. His parents, Ralph and Effie Holloway, arrived on the scene in 1959 with a toy store where H and R Block now operates. Then came the East Main Street (now Kumon) locations for a toy store and slot car center that appealed to the younger generation. The Holloways then crossed the road and down to the next block to acquire the Birneys florist to create a double-fronted facility that in time became a popular toy and yarn store. Glenda took over the family business almost 15 years ago after her parents retired and has no regrets about working life in Lithgow at that time. ALSO MAKING NEWS: As for being Lithgow’s oldest surviving business, Glenda modestly concedes that the Giokaris family may hold that distinction. Glenda is just retiring as the operators of the Anglicare op shop made her an offer she couldn’t refuse and will be moving from their current location later this month. OFF-ROADERS will be furious with frustration and wildlife may come out of hiding after National Parks closed access to the entire Newnes Plateau region due to road damage in the ongoing high humidity. Off-roaders swarm all over the board most weekends, and goons among them are a constant source of concern. The area is now off-limits during the usually frenetic Easter holidays and towards the end of the month. Even tour operators also warn against visiting the Wolgan Valley at this time, a disappointing prospect for campers who love the area. No such problems though at the very popular Lake Lyell and Lake Wallace camping areas.



Christie Brinkley, 68, shows off toned legs in new Instagram photo

  • Christie Brinkley is all leggy in a sassy new photo on Instagram.
  • “Hope you all enjoy your day ‼️,” she captioned the post.
  • The former model swears by Total gym home workout system to keep your legs and glutes strong.

    Need inspiration on Tuesday for kick is your week moving up a gear? Christie Brinkley has you covered. The former model and beauty icon just shared all the leggy instagram touting her brand of Prosecco, Bellissima, in which she somehow manages to eclipse the life-size champagne bottle she leans against.

    In the photo, Brinkley, 68, wears a stunning bedazzled leotard that shows off her amazingly toned legs, accessorized with the cutest pom pom embellished heels. With tousled hair and a boldly elevated foot, the mom-of-three poses effortlessly. “Hope you all enjoy your day‼️ Make it GREAT‼️,” she captioned the post.

    The photo is clearly from an ad campaign shoot, but it lifted the spirits of Brinkley’s subscribers. “This is amazing,” one person wrote. “Cheers to you! 🥂🍾,” another added. “Total inspiration ❤️,” someone else wrote.

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    At 68, the actress continues to attribute her strong foundation to the fitness system she’s been using for decades: the Total gym. She even sang his praises on his last birthday.

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    “Can you believe we’re about to celebrate @totalgymdirect’s 25th anniversary as one of the world’s favorite home body fitness workouts!” she wrote in a February 1 mirror selfie that showed off her toned glutes. “And I’m about to turn 50 for the 18th time tomorrow..😜 lahhh the perks of being born on Groundhog Day! Lol! 💪🏼”

    The system proved particularly useful when she was quarantined in 2020. “If I’m not getting the exercise I need, I really feel it!” she wrote under a video of her using the machine outdoors. “My body instantly rusts!” I have to grease the joints ..so to avoid having to surgically remove the sofa from my behind 😉.”

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    While at her beach house in the Turks and Caicos Islands (where she recently stunned in a sky blue swimsuit), the star loves switching up her legs with daily dips in the ocean. “I always try to make exercise fun because if it’s not fun you probably won’t stick with it,” she wrote as an extract from his morning swim. “I really like swimming along the shore with fins and goggles on and then working out a different set of muscles by swimming without fins.” She added that she also enjoys cycling on the beach.

    All of these moves are especially critical since Brinkley underwent hip replacement surgery. “I am thrilled to be able to move my body again,” she wrote in a January 2021 Instagram revealing the news to her followers. “I get stronger every day and I love [to] think I’m ready for anything.

    It’s safe to say that she has made a full recovery and is still looking better than ever. And she wants women over 50 to feel empowered to do the same. We can’t wait to see what she releases next!

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    MLB Opening Weekend Overreactions


    World Series champion Atlanta Braves went 12-14 last April. The Kansas City Royals’ 88-game losing streak went 15-9. In fact, one of the few players to hold off the Royals this time last year was Jorge Soler, who went 16 for 78 with 29 strikeouts in April, eventually ending up hitting huge home runs for …the world champion Atlanta Braves!

    You see where we are coming from. The start of the MLB season is a spellbinding mirage. We get fooled every year because we are nothing but emotional creatures who get carried away by the moment. And nowhere is that truer than on Twitter, where our insta analysis isn’t, uh, exactly ironclad.

    So every year, at the very start of the season, we like to scour this social media site for some early reactions to see if they’re valid or tasteless. These are just some of the reactions from opening weekend… and overreactions.

    No. 1: “Watch the Dodgers shoot a Lakers.” — @epicgiraffe170

    If Los Angeles fans have been traumatized enough by the Lakers to believe such things, it’s understandable. But we’re not here to judge a team based on three games at Coors Field (although it was pretty hilarious that this loaded roster only produced one home run at Coors, and that was by Austin Barnes).

    However, we will keep a particularly close eye on the speed of Julio Uríasgiven that he played an even bigger role in this rotation.

    Verdict: Overreacting so far. It says here that Freddie Freeman will be a better fit for the Dodgers than Russell Westbrook for the Lakers.

    #2: “FREDDIE WHO??!! MATT OLSON!!!!” – @SteveP103

    Ah, yes, how quickly Braves fans who bemoaned Freeman’s departure have tossed those good memories in the trash now that Olson is 8 for 14 with a dinger, two doubles and three walks. I can’t really blame them.

    Put yourself in Olson’s shoes. He was traded just three weeks before opening day and placed in the double pressure cooker both to play for his hometown team and to replace one of the game’s most beloved players. On his first weekend on the job, his new team unveiled a banner honoring the World Series he didn’t win and handed (almost) everyone an extremely garish ring he can’t wear. (and honestly, no one should wear it for long, because it can’t be good for finger ligaments). Yet all he did was show up and rake. And given Olson’s pedigree as a bona fide puncher who made the adjustment to lower his K-rate and transition from the cavernous Oakland Coliseum to a more palatable power rig in the drums, get used to -you.

    Verdict: Acceptable, defensible reaction, but let’s not forget Freddie.

    No.3: “The Blue Jays are a social experiment to see how far poor rotation and incredible offense can take a team.” — @DuffleBag31

    In fact, that experiment was conducted in Arlington, Texas in 1998-99 when the Rangers (the team the 2022 Blue Jays just had a wild weekend against) made the back-to-back playoffs with a 5.48 combined rotation MPM. (and have been swept by the Yankees in the Division Series each time).

    The Blue Jays likely won’t maintain their current tempo and hit a record 378 homers this season, nor will they maintain their current tempo or allow a record 324 homers this year. We ranked the Blue Jays not only in our top 10 rosters, but also in rotations and relievers (despite last year’s stark problems in the relief area) before the season, so you won’t see us leaving them. rapidly. It was shocking to see José Berríos throw just 18 of his 34 pitches for strikes on Opening Day (with just one swinging strike), but hey (and here’s a nifty analysis that applies to EVERYTHING you read and watch right now), it was a short spring training and things are going to be a little weird this month.

    If anything, those of us with no real sentimental attachment to the Blue Jays should celebrate what we saw this weekend. Because if they’re going to consistently win three-game series while scoring 20 points and giving up 23, it’s going to be one of the most entertaining teams we’ve ever seen.

    Verdict: overreacting, but we’re all for experimentation.

    No. 4: “Hope you’re ready for Bobby Witt Jr. Because he’s the next big thing in baseball.” — @LanceTHESPOKEN

    Firstly, how great is it that the Royals once had a Whit (like at Merrifield) and now have a Witt? And Whit and Witt can really hit.

    Younger Witt’s first hit was an RBI double that gave the Royals the go-ahead in what turned out to be a 3-1 win over the Guardians on Thursday. With this, he became the only player in the modern era to have his first career hit be an extra-base hit in the eighth inning or later on Opening Day.

    Witt is the highest-ranked prospect in baseball by MLB Pipeline in a crop of absurdly talented prospects currently or soon flooding the big leagues — and, in particular, the American League. He has the lineage (his dad was a Major League pitcher for 16 years), the bat (he had a .290/.361/.575 slash and 33 homers between Double-A and Triple-A last year ) and liveliness (he also stole 29 sacks) to impact this league for a long time. He’s a hell of a defender, too, as evidenced by the jaw-dropping play he put up in Round 10 of Saturday’s win.

    So, no, the Kansas Citians shouldn’t be shy about celebrating their new third baseman.

    Verdict: This team can match Witts with anyone. Not an overreaction.

    No. 5: “Noah Syndergaard is an ace.” — @f_tsyou

    Syndergaard’s successful first start for the Angels — in a pitching duel with fellow returning Tommy John Justin Verlander — was a highlight of the weekend. Thor was a risky and interesting offseason target for an Angels team with a longstanding need for rotation and, yes, a need for someone other than their DH to throw like an ace. The Angels signed Syndergaard to a one-year, $21 million guarantee despite his two innings for the Mets at the end of 2021 serving as his only big league appearances in the past two seasons, so his 5 1/ 3 scoreless innings in his Halos debut was very encouraging.

    A careful observer will note, however, that 15 of Syndergaard’s 16 strikeouts (including a double play in the third inning) were recorded on live balls. He scored only one strikeout, and his average over four seams of 94.7mph was three ticks below his 2019 norm. We’ll have to see a much bigger sample of Syndergaard’s breaking ball and change before we can safely say he’s back among the top flight launchers.

    Verdict: Overreaction, but you really can’t blame Angels fans if they’re excited about Thor.

    No. 6: “The Red Sox absolutely own Gerrit Cole.” — @JamesBaerga

    Cole was irritated that his opening day start was delayed by four minutes due to pre-game festivities, which included Billy Crystal’s ceremonial first pitch. You’d think Cole was just forced to watch “City Slickers II.”

    Complaining about being four minutes behind wasn’t a good idea, but should Yankees fans be concerned that Cole now has a 5.79 ERA in his last six starts against the Red Sox? , including last year’s Wild Card Game? In a word… maybe? Fair or not, performance in such a stiff rivalry often cements how players remember them in the Bronx, and Cole has been disappointing against this particular opponent so far. The good news is that Cole will have a lot more opportunities from July through September (interestingly, the Yankees and Red Sox won’t face each other until then), and most of those games should start on time.

    Verdict: A timely reaction.

    No: 7: “Too early to call Seiya Suzuki the greatest Cub ever?” — @adamcarrico

    Cubs All-Time War Leaders:

    Yada yada yada… Seiya Suzuki, 0.1.

    OK, so he’s not top of the list yet, but Suzuki is on the board after a big opening weekend at Wrigley. The Cubs took two of three from defending NL champion Central Brewers in part because Suzuki went 3 for 8 with a home run and four walks. He swung just 21% of the pitches he saw and only had an 8% smell rate. And he did it against the best pitchers on one of baseball’s best teams, as Milwaukee started Corbin Burnes, Brandon Woodruff and Freddy Peralta in the opening series.

    Scouts have been praising the 27-year-old Suzuki since his time at Nippon Professional Baseball, but we’ve seen those skills don’t always translate as well as we’d like against MLB pitchers. And Cubs fans should remember all too well how Kosuke Fukudome arrived from Japan in 2008, had a huge April, and quickly fell apart. But Suzuki’s power and controlled approach were his strengths overseas, and it was nice to see him display those strengths immediately.

    Verdict: Obvious overreaction. Suzuki is not the greatest Cub of all time. But he could be their first Rookie of the Year since Kris Bryant.

    N°8: “Will the statue of Steven Kwan be completed by the [Guardians] home opening? — @graceqkauffman

    Well, we can say this after three games: Kwan is (so far) the best player to ever wear the Guardians uniform. He went 8 for 10 with two doubles and three walks during opening weekend. And while amusing exaggerations like the one above proliferated on Twitter, it was interesting to see how the Guardians themselves reacted to Kwan. First, they signed him up after a strong spring in which he came camping with seemingly little chance of getting a job. Then, just one game into the season, they traded former first-round pick Bradley Zimmer to ensure Kwan would keep his roster spot when Josh Naylor returned from the injured list. Then, starting in Game 2 of the season, they placed Kwan second in the batting order.

    So while a statue isn’t in the works, Kwan’s first line of stats is a work of art. Ranked 15th in the Guardians system by MLB Pipeline, he wasn’t among the most anticipated calls for 2022, but he’s the product of a recent focus on contact skills by an organization that has struggled to develop big league hitters. Kwan is definitely one to watch.

    Verdict: A statue is an overreaction, but a plaque may be needed.

    Gillie da King says Wiz Khalifa ruined his IG because of tight underwear, but rapper denies claim


    Gillie da King has accused Wiz Khalifa of being a snitch and claims he lost his Instagram account, which has millions of followers, for going after the Pittsburgh rapper!

    Gillie da King went ballistic on Wiz Khalifa and accused the Pittsburgh rapper of “turning him in” after the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” co-host lost his Instagram page.

    Gillie had millions of followers on IG, but he was forced to create a brand new account after his original page was banned, apparently for “bullying” Wiz for working on his underwear.

    “You tell a ni$$a to put on nap shorts he tell IG you’re bullying him and your page is disabled 🤦🏾‍♂️ ni$$a I was playing rappers so pu$$y” , slammed Gillie da King.

    You tell a ni$$a to put on shorts, he tells IG you’re bullying him and your page is down


    A few days ago, Gillie posted a message challenging Wiz Khalifa’s new penchant for working out and working out in extremely tight underwear and little else.

    Wiz also posted videos of himself working out with Jake Paul, jumping into hot tubs and leaving restaurants in his tight underpants.

    Last week, Gillie finally had enough and revealed he decided to unfollow Wiz because of his posts.

    “Today I had to unfollow one of my brothers, Wiz Khalifa. I love your brother. Every time I come to my page, you’re in your drawers. You drop the strap action -and-balls,” Gillie told Wiz.

    Wiz Khalifa responded to Gillie calling it “negative”.

    “The same n##### who tells me to put some clothes on at the gym, or who doesn’t follow me because I make them uncomfortable, y’all the same n##### who makes fun of people when they read in high school or said you look stupid because you look smart,” Wiz Khalifa said, before calling Gillie “negative.”

    “You know what I do with negativity? See you!”

    Wiz Khalifa has denied being behind Instagram’s removal of Gillie’s page. He even claimed to have tried to help the Philadelphia rapper-turned-podcaster get his page back.

    “I didn’t delete this kid’s instagram. I even offered to help him get his page back and he declined. See you again ✌🏾,” Wiz Khalif tweeted.

    I did not delete this child’s instagram. I even offered to help him recover his page and he refused. See you soon ✌🏾


    Gillie admitted Wiz reached out, but he declined the “See You Again” rapper’s offer to help.

    “You know I talked to this n#### super soft and extra sensitive cotton swab right? He said ‘you hurt me’. He said people were laughing at me Gillie, and I don’t like being made fun of,” Gillie da King revealed.

    “He said ‘I felt like you were knocking down another black man.’ I was like ‘n#### because I told you to put on drawls?’ I mean, ’cause I told you to put some shorts over your drags, am I dropping another black one? Yeah, so a super soft cotton swab. That’s perfect. You can’t hold it. No real comeback n #### though,” Gillie da King said.

    Gillie also issued a veiled threat to the leader of the Taylor Gang.

    I did not delete this child’s instagram. I even offered to help him recover his page and he refused. See you soon ✌🏾


    “It’s 2022 you have social media rats now 🤦🏾‍♂️ can’t wait to see you 😈,” Gillie da King said.

    Get inspired by beachwear from Alaya F


    We look for style inspiration in two ways – by admiring certain women for their age-old style sensibilities or by adding celebrities to our “favorites” list whenever the seasons change. We’ve followed Sonakshi Sinha who donned bright blazers with their coordinates a few months ago, we were inspired by Sonam Kapoor as she wore long, flared skirts in spring and for summer, we approve of Alaya F for her mood-matched resort wear. Trust the fashionable influencer ahead of your summer vacation to a resort or seaside getaway for the styles you should grab.

    The to-do list on hot days is not limited to cold juices and face masks for Alaya. She looks at her wardrobe with equal prominence by inviting the latest fashion street trends and trading in discomfort with lightweight, breathable fabrics. While vacation suitcases are sure to include coordinated sets for brunch or the beach, day dresses and bikinis for swim sessions, look to Alaya for its selection of earthy colors, its myriad tropical prints and subtle textures.

    Sunny Sand Sets


    Picture: Instagram/@alayaf

    A four-piece set in animal stripes and nature-inspired hues is what Alaya comes out of the water in. Consisting of a bikini top, sheer shirt and ruched skirt, The Iaso’s set is celebrity-approved. Katrina Kaif was also spotted in the same jersey.


    Picture: Instagram/@alayaf

    This triangle bikini top and ruffled skirt set is from the same brand! As tropical as it looks, it’s perfect for the seaside. Team it with dainty earrings and cross-strap sandals.


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    Alaya’s outfit gives an art deco vibe here. The set of three includes a crop top, shorts and a long shrug.

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    For a day of sightseeing, this earthy outfit can be your go-to. The ruffled top and skirt are by Bhaane. Wear it with chunky white sneakers.

    Alaya f

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    If adventurous beach activities are on your list, choose shorts instead of a skirt and pair them with a top. Let your bathing suit show through if you don’t mind. Tie up your hair and wear bracelets.

    Casual Lounging Dresses

    Alaya F

    Picture: Instagram/@alayaf

    Cutwork is a popular choice for an outing while the sun is shining. Cut and sewn into a dress, the dress features slits and fringes.

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    And for a cabana meal, wear an airy maxi dress in darker tones like Alaya F. Paired with heels and hoops, the outfit counts as effortless evening wear.

    Bikinis for blue waters

    Bikinis for blue waters

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    When it comes to clothing selections, summer is our favorite month. There is something screaming with pleasure. It could be a layering as Alaya wears a subtly printed shrug from Flirtatious over her white reverse bikini.

    Alaya f

    Picture: Instagram/@alayaf

    It doesn’t need much description but its decadent color, center knot and round curls are unconventional. While shopping for swimwear, look for smaller style additions.

    Alaya f

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    Orange is a summer must-have, just like this Ookioh bikini! You do not think ?

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    All about this base: four basic pieces for spring


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    It’s a well-known fact that things are best built using a solid foundation. And that includes her wardrobe.

    In an effort to build a core collection of key underwear, we’ve rounded up four fabulous foundation finds. From celebrity-backed shapewear to transitional tights, here are the base layers on our shopping list this spring:

    Star factor

    Skims, the brand backed by TV personality Kim Kardashian, has officially launched at Holt Renfrew. Offering a full range of lingerie, loungewear and more, the brand is best known for its shapewear options like this mid-thigh sculpting bodysuit with open gusset. Available in three shades and sizes ranging from XXS to 5X, this bodysuit promises to shape, lift, and smooth while “enhancing your natural body shape.”

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    $111 | Holt Renfrew, www.holtrenfrew.com

    Smooth operator

    From Canadian lingerie brand La Vie en Rose, this lightly lined memory foam bra offers shape and support while offering “unparalleled comfort”. Available in sizes 34B to 42E, the supportive underwire style earns some pretty extra points with design details like lace paneling and a scalloped hem.

    $54.95 | La Vie en Rose, lavieenrose.com

    Embrace of lace

    Some styles are too good to buy just one. Stock up on lingerie drawer staples with this limited-edition multi-buy shade pack from Canadian brand Knix. Featuring three spring shades – pink, blue and white – of the popular Knixy Lace Leakproof underwear, the set can be customized to your chosen style – bikini, boyshort or high waisted. Available in sizes XS to XXXXL, the underwear design features patented leak-proof technology that absorbs up to three teaspoons of liquid.

    From $81 | Knix, knix.ca

    tight club

    Add some fun to your transitional style this seasonal change with these striped polka dot over the knee tights from From Rachel. The Canadian brand’s clothing is made in Italy from OEKO-TEX certified materials for an added eco-friendly element. Available in sizes A-G, the best-selling style is sure to add some fun to any skirt or dress this season.

    $19.50 | Fromrachel.com

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    ⚾️ End-of-inning offense holds Illinois State to 13-9 win – Kansas Jayhawks


    LAWRENCE, Kan. — On a windy Friday night at Hoglund Ballpark, the Kansas Jayhawks beat the Illinois State Redbirds 13-9. The offense broke out, scoring five runs in the first and eight runs in the seventh, having four players recording multi-hit plays and finishing with double-digit hits.

    Victory: Daniel Hegarty (3-3)
    Final line: 7.0 IP (career high), 6 H, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 SO

    Defeat: Derek Salata (2-4)
    Final line: 6.0 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 7 SO

    • Illinois State (12-12) came out strong in the first set. Lead off batter Ryan Cermak hit a solo home run to start the game.
    • Kansas responded with five runs late in the first. Senior redshirt outfielder Tom Lichty hit a 2-run single, followed by back-to-back home runs by redshirt freshman outfielder Jack Hammond and redshirt senior outfielder Caleb Upshaw to make it 5-1.
    • Neither team has scored until the seventh inning.
    • Two runs in the top of the seventh by the Redbirds were answered with eight runs in the bottom of the inning by KU.
    • A hesitation, a pitch and a sacrificial fly from Lichty brought the first three points of the set. Hammond, redshirt freshman first baseman Cooper McMurray and redshirt junior third baseman Dylan Ditzenberger each had hits to make it 13-3.
    • Illinois State took the lead with six runs in the eighth inning, making it 13-9.
    • After a walk in the top of the ninth inning, sophomore Kolby Dougan outed Illinois State, one strikeout and one strikeout to end the game.

    Daniel Hegarty. Hegarty pitched his second straight quality start, allowing just three runs in seven innings, walking none and striking out four. His seven innings pitched was a career high.

    8. Kansas scored eight runs in the seventh inning. The eight runs were the most by the Jayhawks in an inning this season and the most in an inning since scoring eight runs in the seventh inning against Missouri on March 30, 2021.

    “When I started, my mindset was to fill the area and let my defense work. I have some of the best guys in midfield, great outfielders and great defenders all around. Coach Graves and I talked about just filling the strike zone and letting the defense do its thing. – Daniel Hegarty

    • Kansas scored 13 points, its seventh time this season with at least 10 points.
    • Kansas’ eight runs in the seventh inning were the most in an inning this season. The last time KU scored eight runs in an inning was March 30, 2021 against Missouri.
    • Kansas hit back-to-back home runs in the first inning (Jack Hammond and Caleb Upshaw). They are the second pair with back-to-back home runs this season (Chase Jans and Tavian Josenberger on March 9 at Charleston Southern).
    • Hegarty got off to a quality start for the second week in a row. He’s started the last three Fridays and allowed four or fewer runs in all three starts.
    • Hammond went 2 for 5 with a hat-trick, a home run, four RBIs and two runs scored. The hat-trick was the first of his career.
    • Lichty went 2 for 4 with a brace and three RBIs. The three RBIs are his season high (March 13 vs. Michigan State).
    • Ditzenberger had two hits on the night.
    • Upshaw hit his fourth home run of the season. He is tied for team leader in home runs with Maui Ahuna and Hammond.
    • Josenberger went 2 for 5 with a point scored. Josenberger has eight multi-game hits this season.
    • Ahuna extended their scoreless streak to eight games.

    Kansas (11-17) plays Game 2 of the series against Illinois State on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. CT. The game will air on Big 12 NOW on ESPN+ and live audio can be heard on the Jayhawk Sports Network.

    Lourdes Leon strips down to her Calvin Klein underwear


    Lourdes Leon shares a breathtaking lingerie shot on social networks!

    Madonna and Carlos Leon’s famous model daughter gave her Instagram followers plenty to talk about on Tuesday when she shared a steamy new update. The 25-year-old model looked stunning in her skimpy Calvin Klein underwear that showed off her killer curves.

    In his Calvins

    Instagram | Lourdes Leon

    Lourdes sizzled in a gray two-piece set from the brand. The sports bra had a scoop neckline that exposed her cleavage, but the slim fit highlighted her cleavage. Her racerback straps complemented the U-shaped front, extending over her shoulders. The top had a white bottom elastic that included the brand’s logo adorned in black.

    She paired it with white briefs with the same elastic as the waistband. The front dipped a few inches below her navel, with the sides a bit higher. The placement helped accentuate her hourglass figure by baring her hips and showcasing her toned midriff.

    feel sexy and proud

    Lourdes Leon posing.
    Instagram | Lourdes Leon

    In the black-and-white photo, Lourdes stood front and center and posed, placing her left thigh over the other. She raised both of her arms, which showed off her hairy pits, and put her hands behind her head. The model stared straight into the camera lens with her chin slightly lifted and her lips parted.

    Lourdes didn’t bother with jewelry except for her nose ring and a navel ring which helped to further highlight her taut midsection. She had her long hair parted in the center and styled in sleek, sleek locks.

    In another snap, she sported a black jumper with a large Calvin Klein logo, pairing it with matching cycling shorts. She mostly took up one side of the frame while pulling at the ends of her hair.

    “NY // LDN @calvinklein @palaceskateboards @alasdairmclellan,” Lourdes wrote in the caption.

    Her latest Instagram upload has gained over 26,000 likes after just a few hours of uploading to her account. However, she disabled comments to avoid negativity on her post.

    Model behavior

    Lourdes Leon posing.
    Instagram | Calvin Klein

    Calvin Klein posted a different photo of Lourdes on his page, along with the other models. In the image, she curled her arms and fists to show off a strong appearance while smiling for the camera. She was dressed in a similar bra but light yellow and white boxers under blue denim pants.

    body positivity

    Passion fur fashion Madonnas daughter Lourdes Leon shows off hairy armpits in edgy Converse photo shoot

    Lourdes has received a lot of hate for her unshaven armpits in the past, but she continues to rock them, even at big events like the Met Gala last year. According to The Things, Lourdes embracing her body hair is not just a fashion statement, but also a bold move to shatter the unrealistic and unfair expectations placed on her and all women.

    Calvin Klein is also all about body positivity, as they wrote in the comments to their own post:

    “We view this platform as an inclusive environment that respects individualism and self-expression. At Calvin Klein, we tolerate anything but intolerance – any intolerant comments will be deleted and any accounts that post hate speech may be blocked We look forward to continuing a positive and inclusive dialogue in partnership with our community.”

    Busy Philipps’ racy lingerie selfie leaves fans wondering the same


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    Phillips busy took a daring walk down memory lane when she shared a photo on Instagram of herself wearing lingerie, complete with stockings, a corset and a bra.

    Unsurprisingly, the photo got a major reaction from her followers, but it wasn’t just Busy’s looks that got them talking.

    MORE: Busy Philipps surprises fans with an appearance in unearthed photos

    In the throwback image, which she captioned: “It was me,” Busy – who was also wearing elbow gloves and high heels – appeared to be in a hotel room.

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    But eagle-eyed fans couldn’t help but comment on the bizarre furnishings.
    “Is that a couch in a closet?” one of them asked, which amused the other followers. Another added: “What’s going on here?” and a third asked, “Why is the couch in the closet?”

    Busy didn’t address the couch situation, but given his sense of humor, she probably would have found it funny, too.

    MORE: Busy Philipps awash in love as she shares adorable photos of child Birdie

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    The actress and mom of two recently posed in her underwear for a very different reason.


    Busy fans were confused by the photo

    The 42-year-old wore red underwear and a black shirt emblazoned with the phrase “I [heart] NY” and revealed that she was raising awareness about period poverty.

    Periodic poverty occurs when people cannot access sanitary products or have a poor understanding of menstruation due to financial constraints. It is estimated to affect 16.9 million people in the United States.z

    MORE: Busy Philipps’ sexy bikini photo has mum worried after fans notice swelling

    In her prominent caption, Busy explained, “I [heart emoji] NY and me TOO I [heart emoji] my REGULATION UNDERWEAR by @theperiodcompany!!!


    Busy raised awareness of menstrual poverty

    “Isn’t it time to lose the old patriarchal history of our bodies and our rules? (The answer is YES.) This is what @theperiodcompany does and how cute are the red news?!

    “My friends, change your life and get them! And for the next 24 hours, PERIOD will match the donation of any purchase to organizations fighting to end period poverty!”

    She added: “Let’s face it – there are enough obstacles in life, one period shouldn’t be one. So hurry up – enjoy the best time of your life!”

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    McPherson College Announces Scholarship for Automotive Restoration Program

    An entire family’s passion for cars helped establish a scholarship to McPherson College with an initial gift of $400,000 in the name of Colonel Daryl and Ann Hemken. The permanent fund will award scholarships to students in the automotive restoration program each year.

    “The Hemken family’s love for cars is extraordinary, and their desire to support the next generation of automotive leaders ensures that their family’s passion will continue into the future,” said McPherson College President Michael Schneider. “The impact of their donation will be far-reaching, not only on the lives of our students, but also on the automotive restoration industry which will benefit our graduates.”

    The late Colonel Daryl and Ann Hemken began buying and collecting cars shortly after their marriage in 1954. What started as a hobby turned into a passion that involved their entire family and eventually led to the founding of the Hemken Collection Museum in Williams, Iowa. , where they lived. The collection was auctioned in September 2021.

    Daryl Hemken began his military career in 1948 and spent 34 years in the Army Reserve, retiring in 1982. He earned a degree in agriculture from Iowa State University and moved to Williams in 1962 where he was a farmer until his retirement in 1994. Ann Hemken graduated from Cornell University and taught for 24 years. Their love for collecting cars began with a 1941 Model T Ford Roadster purchased in 1960. Over the years they have acquired over 150 automobiles and a large assortment of parts. The core of their collection included cars from every manufacturer in the United States made between 1947 and 1948. They opened the Hemken Collection Museum in 2000 where Ann pursued her love of education by giving tours to guests as well as by researching, cataloging and creating exhibits. for the museum. His commitment to education was a factor when the museum’s board considered venues to receive auction proceeds.

    In addition to the generous donation, the museum also hosted two student interns from McPherson College to work for a summer preparing the collection for auction.

    “These scholarships recognize the Hemkens’ great love for the automotive experience and their belief in the value of education,” said Amanda Gutierrez, Vice President of Automotive Restoration. “By honoring Colonel and Mrs. Hemken with this gift, the family is also honoring the automotive experience they all enjoyed together. And they are supporting a generation of students who are pursuing careers that continue that love of automobiles.

    Eva Longoria wears a white swimsuit on her new Instagram – SheKnows


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    We’re barely halfway through spring, but we’re already dreaming of warm beaches, sun, sand and cool turquoise water. While we’re stuck fantasizing about tropical locales and long-awaited vacations, some have been lucky enough to get some well-deserved rest, including Eva Longoria Bastón. The next In search of Mexico The host took to Instagram for the past few days and shared her latest swimsuit style. She looked really good in a white long sleeve one piece swimsuit and we were all about her designer sons.

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    In the snapshot, Longoria Bastón posed for the camera and showed it Gigi C Wetsuit. The one-piece fit the actress and producer like a glove and Longoria Bastón looked so strong, confident and powerful. (We got major sea goddess vibes from this photo.) Obviously the mother of one had also gone swimming, as her hair was wet from the crystal clear water. . As if the photo wasn’t enough, we were all about the legend of Longoria Bastón – a throwback to TLC’s 1994 hit “Waterfalls.”

    We loved every detail of Longoria Bastón’s latest shot, especially her sexy swimsuit. While her designer suit sells for over $200, we found a similar style on Amazon that sells for between $80.75 and $90.45. (You can take a look at the costume below.) But we digress. When we browse our IG feeds, we find ourselves constantly obsessed with what we see on Longoria Bastón’s profile. And honestly, the swimsuit post above perfectly illustrates what the activist shared with us during our recent exclusive interview. “We are so hard on our bodies as women,” Longoria Bastón shared with us.

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    “I think when your body hears this negativity, it could be toxic,” she continued. “Words create emotional poison, so be sure to thank your body. Be grateful to your body. Along with heeding his words, we’re also grateful that Longoria Bastón is using his platform to highlight a perspective that so many women share. We love to hear and see women like Longoria Bastón celebrating themselves and their bodies and we just can’t wait for more.

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    Helena Christensen poses in Karen Millen lingerie: Photos – SheKnows


    Kim Kardashian’s SKIMS line isn’t the only one doing an “Icons” campaign with models, Karen Millen is teaming up with supermodel Helena Christensen to prove that 1990s fashion legends are hotter than ever.

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    Christensen shows off her gorgeous figure in Millen’s designs that are both sexy and empowering. The designer explained why the 53-year-old star was the perfect choice for the campaign, writing in the caption, “Embodying the bold silhouettes, beauty, confidence and influence of the decade, @helenachristensen left an untouchable legacy synonymous with of 90s fashion, one that constantly reappears and remains relevant today. Celebrating the era in style, THE ICONS offers an avant-garde take on nostalgia.

    She made sure to return the compliment to Millen with her Instagram post about the stunning snapshots. “Super excited to be a part of @karen_millen’s THE ICONS campaign inspired by my favorite era, the 90s,” Christensen wrote. “This selection is full of glamorous and timeless pieces such as sexy dresses and oversized blazers.” The photoshoot shows off all the vibrant designs, from the red (and fun) fringed dress to the shapely bodysuits paired with tailored blazers – there’s something for everyone in the collection.

    Christensen also shared some tips for feeling great at any age. “I think the key to being confident is mostly not caring too much about what other people think of you and trying to be in the moment no matter what,” she shared. . And that’s what makes Christensen the perfect person to bring Millen’s idea for “The Icons” campaign to life – she wears her beauty inside out.

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    Major Dealer Group Learns Enforcement Managers Mean Mean Mean About Vehicle Price Advertising and Financing | Seyfarth Shaw LLP

    This year’s April Fool’s Day was no joke for a large group of dealership owners with locations across the Midwest and Southeast United States. On Friday, April 1, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office announcement a record $10 million settlement to resolve claims that North American Automotive Services, Inc. (also known as Ed Napleton Automotive Group) and eight of its Illinois and Florida dealerships duped consumers by charging hundreds or even thousands of dollars more than the advertised price for these vehicles in order to obtain unwanted “extra” products.

    the Complaintfiled Friday by the FTC and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office in federal court in Illinois, alleges that the dealer group and its dealers “attract[d] consumers in their dealerships with low advertised prices”, but then “[a]nearly a process that often takes hours. . . gift[ed] consumers with a stack of complex and highly technical documents”, “rush[ed] consumers through the closing process, which typically requires documents over 60 pages” and “insert[ed] fees for complementary products in these documents without obtaining express informed consent from consumers. These complementary products included extended warranties/service contracts, GAP insurance and paint protection. The complaint also alleged that the dealership group and its dealers discriminated against black consumers in financing vehicle purchases.

    In a file submitted at the same time Stipulated order, while neither admitting nor denying the allegations in the Complaint, the Dealer Group agreed to the entry of a permanent injunction prohibiting it and its Dealers from engaging in similar conduct in the future. . He also agreed to pay a judgment of $10 million, $50,000 as a voluntary contribution to the Illinois Attorney General’s compliance fund and the balance being “deposited in a fund administered by the [FTC] be used to relieve consumers. The FTC’s announcement flagged this as “a record monetary judgment for an FTC auto loan case,” and included a warning from Samuel Levine, director of the FTC’s Consumer Protection Bureau: “Especially as families struggling with rising car prices, dealerships cheating their customers can expect to hear from us.

    OEMs have the right to expect dealers to act legally and ethically

    No OEMs were involved in the FTC’s investigation, and that’s no surprise, since the dealerships are independently owned and operated businesses. Nevertheless, manufacturers own the brand and have a right to expect dealers to act legally and ethically in the sale of motor vehicles. When a dealer engages in illegal behavior, this behavior can have a negative impact on the image of the brand or brands that the dealer represents in a local market. Of course, virtually all dealership agreements require dealerships to refrain from engaging in illegal and/or fraudulent behavior. They also often contain more general provisions requiring dealers to do their best to represent and promote the brand. An OEM can take steps, where appropriate, to ensure that its brand is not tarnished by illegal or unethical dealer conduct.

    In recent weeks, some manufacturers have expressed concern to dealers about retail prices that sometimes exceed the manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) by several thousand dollars, undermining the perception that consumers have of their brands. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) also recently warned that it would monitor price-fixing deals hiding behind supply chain disruptions, prioritizing “industries particularly affected by supply disruptions”. This most recent enforcement action by the FTC and the Illinois Attorney General’s Office suggests that dealers whose advertising states or implies that vehicles are available at a dealership at or near the MSRP, while in makes these dealers demand retail prices well above MSRP. , may attract the attention of regulators. To the extent Dealer’s advertising violates federal and/or state consumer protection laws, such advertising may also violate Dealer’s agreement with its OEM, depending on the particular language of that agreement.

    Expect More FTC Reviews of the Auto Retail Industry

    The FTC’s most recent enforcement action is not the first against a dealership and is in fact part of a long-term focus on the auto retail market since the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act. gave the FTC new, expanded authority over motor vehicle dealerships. As noted on the FTC’s Auto Marketplace webpage: “Since 2011, the FTC has collected information about potential consumer protection issues that may arise when selling, financing, or leasing motor vehicles through a series of roundtables and soliciting public input.”

    As part of its investigation into dealer practices, the FTC released two staff reports in July 2020. The first, Buckle Up: Navigating Auto Sales and Financing, warned that the reseller “should only make accurate and non-misleading advertising statements to consumers, announce the terms that are actually available, and clearly and prominently disclose the material qualifications or limitations of any advertised offering.” The second, a accompanying report of the FTC’s Bureau of Economics, assessed the impact of various dealer practices on consumers, including “drip pricing”, where dealers increase the total price of a vehicle, for example by offering extras after the price of the car has already been negotiated. Given all of this, OEMs and dealers should expect continued scrutiny of dealer advertising and financing practices.

    ‘Payday lender’ rate cap hurts borrowers with bad credit

    As for Rep. Will Guzzardi’s letter to the editor on payday lenders, it’s one thing to report success, it’s another to have data to back it up.

    Guzzardi is right to say that it is expensive to be poor in America. In Illinois, it’s even harder, as tens of thousands of consumers with or without subprime credit no longer have access to any form of regulated, reliable lending.

    Guzzardi says 46 new businesses are now giving installment loans at rates at or below 36%, and some lenders are offering interest rates as low as 6%, depending on the borrower’s credit.

    What he doesn’t acknowledge is that the new law prevented 28% to 36% of Illinois — more than a third of the adult population — from qualifying for that 6%. In fact, they cannot claim any small dollar loan to any interest rate.

    While it is impressive to see an almost 70% increase in consumer loan applications with a non-profit creditor, this data is incomplete without seeing how many of these new loan applications were declined because consumers did not don’t have the creditworthiness to qualify.

    SEND LETTERS TO: [email protected] We want to hear from our readers. To be considered for publication, letters must include your full name, neighborhood or hometown, and a phone number for verification purposes. Letters should be a maximum of approximately 350 words.

    The American Financial Services Association includes traditional installment lenders that are regulated by both Illinois and federal agencies, and offer safe, ethical, and transparent loans with fixed terms and no lump sum payments, hidden fees, or penalties for prepayment. Unlike payday lenders, our member companies offer subprime or non-credit customers the opportunity to improve their credit rating, as our member companies report to credit reporting agencies.

    The AFSA said there is no room in the consumer credit industry for predatory lending practices. We also believe that every American consumer deserves access to some form of credit, especially when needed. Unfortunately, Illinois’ Rate Cap Act, by driving responsible lenders out of the state, has cut off access to credit and deepened economic inequality for people who are not privileged enough to have more money. credit options.

    Danielle Fagre Arlowe, Senior Vice President, AFSA

    ShotSpotter always a bad idea

    One Sunday afternoon, we were called three times to a hospital trauma room to tend to another gunshot victim. The rampant gun violence epidemic has led cities to seek different solutions, such as ShotSpotter, a sound detection system that alerts local law enforcement to the location of a suspected gunshot. However, this is not an effective solution.

    Following the 2021 murder of 13-year-old Adam Toledo, who was shot by a deployed police officer via a ShotSpotter notification, ShotSpotter released adeclarationclaiming that its technology “is a vital tool for law enforcement.” In reality, ShotSpotter wastespolice resources. theMacArthur Justice Centerfound that “89% of ShotSpotter deployments in Chicago revealed no gun crime”. Yet Chicago haswideneda multi-million dollar contract with ShotSpotter until 2023.

    ShotSpotter also encourages excessive surveillance in communities of color. Areportof the Chicago Inspector General’s Office found that ShotSpotter “rarely produced[s] documented evidence of a gun-related crime” and led officers to perform more “stops and frisks” in black and brown communities. The report said the implementation of ShotSpotter changed the how police interact with citizens near ShotSpotter alerts, and these effects may influence ShotSpotter’s algorithm because the algorithm relies on information from police reports.

    Any ER doctor or trauma surgeon on the South Side can attest that Chicago is experiencing a crisis of gun violence. But ShotSpotter technology is inherently reactionary, only alerting after a gun has supposedly been fired. The solution does not simply lie in short-sighted and racialized policing.

    Public health policy should guide the city’s response to gun violence.

    Meredith Hollender, first-year medical student
    V. Ram Krishnamoorthi, MD

    Family Tragedy Helps Raising Child Safety Awareness | Community News


    A former classmate recently shared some heartbreaking news on Facebook, and it hit home.

    I wanted to write about his tragedy to raise awareness of the horrific accidents that happen to children around water and how they can be prevented.

    Lauren Reinke-Breen, another 1997 graduate of St. Barnabas Elementary School, posted that her cousin, Ashley Allen, was mourning her 2-year-old son, Vincent, who died while on a family vacation in Florida.

    Vincent drowned in a family pool on March 25.

    One minute his parents were inside changing him, him and his one-year-old brother, Luca, grabbing clothes from the dryer. The next day, they searched the house for Vinny, eventually finding him in the pool.

    As any parent knows, it is impossible to monitor a child every second. Children can fly away in the blink of an eye.

    The news about Vincent was horrifying to say the least, but Ashley and her husband, Dave, are already working to prevent similar tragedies.

    Ashley, originally from Oswego, learned the Infant Swimming Resource self-rescue courses, commonly known as ISR, at an Orlando hospital.

    Young children, including babies under the age of one, learn to roll over the surface of the water so they can breathe until help arrives. When they are older, they learn to swim.

    In Florida, water is everywhere and pediatricians often promote water safety to families.

    Ashley and her family, who now live in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, had never heard of ISR.

    I also had no idea what ISR meant until two years ago when my niece, Dani Styler, started taking such classes.

    Dani, who just turned 6, lives with autism. She is always on the move and she loves the water.

    Our family is lucky enough to have a summer cabin on a small lake in Michigan, and if Dani is awake, she wants to be in the water.

    Of course, with Dani’s joy comes extreme fear among her parents, grandparents, and aunts and uncles. This means that Dani is basically wearing a life jacket from the time she arrives at the lake until the time she is back in her car seat to drive home. This means making sure the cabin doors are always closed, lest Dani fly into the water. We thought about installing an alarm.

    But luckily these days Dani knows how to float face up, with a big smile on her face. And if she’s in a pool or a lake, she knows how to swim to the edge of the pool or to a dock.

    It’s all thanks to the CAST Water Safety Foundation in Forest Park, where Dani and her brothers, Leo, 4, and Teddy, 1, are taking lessons.

    It’s shocking to watch videos of the three of them being thrown into the water – with an instructor by their side – but it’s amazing to see them rolling onto their backs and swimming to safety.

    CAST has done wonders for our family, so much so that when my wife Brigitte and I mourned our stillborn child in January 2021, we decided to have the baby’s obituary include a request for memorial donations to CAST. . It was my late mother’s suggestion, and a good one, as Mom always was.

    I can’t stop thinking about those SRI courses since I heard about Vinny Allen.

    Brigitte and I have four children, and enrolling them in classes at CAST was on our to-do list.

    According to officials, besides birth defects, drowning is the leading cause of death in the United States for children under the age of 4.

    Ashley and Dave were horrified by this statistic.

    “It’s so crazy to me that this number one cause of death is preventable,” Ashley said. “If only we had known [ISR] Classes.”

    They are now determined to make sure other parents know about ISR.

    The Allen family has opened a GoFundMe account, and proceeds will support the creation of a nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness and making SRI lessons accessible.

    They haven’t chosen an official name for their organization – it’s taking some time – but it will pay homage to Vinny, a little guy with an infectious smile and a love of dinosaurs and construction vehicles.

    Dave works in construction and he helped build the house next to his family’s.

    Sometimes Vinny was “grumpy,” Ashley said, but the moment he got out and saw those construction vehicles at work, he perked up. He even rode one with his dad and took it for a spin.

    If someone used the wrong term for a construction vehicle – perhaps saying excavator instead of bulldozer – he corrected them.

    Construction vehicles led the procession for Vinny’s funeral on April 2.

    It was a little way to honor a boy who knew his ABCs and the names of the dinosaurs at age 2.

    “He made a huge impression on everyone he met,” Ashley said, “because he was so smart, so cute before his time.”

    Although bittersweet, the comfort of Vinny’s parents can be found in the fact that their son has saved other people’s lives before.

    After being rushed to a Florida hospital, Vinny’s heart stopped. But, as her parents cried out her name, her heart started beating again.

    This allowed Vinny to be transferred to another hospital.

    Although Vinny never regained his brain activity, doctors were able to save his organs. Vinny’s heart, liver and kidneys were donated to transplant recipients, and his lungs were donated to research.

    The couple will always find a little comfort there.

    As expected, Ashley and Dave’s loved ones have rallied around the couple’s nonprofit efforts. Family members are helping with the GoFundMe account, and Ashley’s mother, Michele Mattix, a labor and delivery nurse, is now focusing on SRI training certification.

    However, it takes time – about eight weeks – and money – between $8,500 and $12,000, depending infantswim.com, the SRI website. Families wishing to enroll in SRI courses must also consider time and money issues; prices vary, but classes can cost around $75 per week.

    Proceeds from the GoFundMe account will help meet these challenges and even pay for transportation to classes if distance is an issue.

    I’m sure right now all the clichés are ringing true for the Allen family – they’re living a parent’s worst nightmare and they keep playing the pretend game.

    But, I know that other clichés are true. If their effort to start a nonprofit saves a child’s life, it will be worth it.

    For more information, visit gofund.me/567cb6b6.

    Launch of TEAL Tuesday and SAAM Campus Action Week


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    FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas — The University of Arkansas is kicking off Sexual Assault Awareness Month celebration this week and encouraging the campus community to wear teal colors as a show of support.

    Teal is the official color of Sexual Violence Prevention and the U of A Title IX Office along with the Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center and other campus entities have partnered to raise awareness and educate the community about sexual violence.


    The first Tuesday in April is considered the National Day of Action and students are cordially invited to the Title IX information table in the Arkansas Union food court throughout the day. Students can participate in sweepstakes and learn more about Title IX services and other events planned for this month.


    Sexual violence is often part of domestic violence. This year, the campus Sexual and Relationship Violence Center (SRVC) is transforming the National Day of Action into a Campus Week of Action.

    The community is asked to donate toiletries to the local domestic violence shelter, Peace at Home, for those in need. Donated items can be dropped off at the SRVC, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Donations needed include:

    • Baby/kids products (shampoos, detangling spray, brushes, bows, diaper rash cream);
    • Adult shampoo, conditioner, body wash (full size bottles only, please);
    • products for curly and curly hair;
    • Styling products (hairspray, mousse, etc.)
    • Makeup (for all skin tones)

    We encourage everyone to come together and participate in Sexual Assault Awareness Month events throughout the month of April. Each week, a full list of events will be featured in the Arkansas News daily email and on news.uark.edu. Events can also be found on the campus SAAM calendar and the Title IX Outreach Initiative page. Please note that some of these events contain sensitive information regarding sexual and relationship violence.

    As SAAM events unfold, the university truly wishes well-being to the entire community. The university recognizes that people who have experienced sexual violence are at different stages of their healing process. So, for anyone who might personally struggle as SAAM events receive heightened attention, a reminder that confidential campus support resources include the Sexual and Relationship Violence Center and CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services), both of Pat Walker Health Center. Assistance may also be sought through U of A Cares and the Title IX office.

    As a reminder, incidents of sexual harassment, misconduct, assault and discrimination can be reported via report.uark.edu.

    About the University of Arkansas: As Arkansas’ flagship institution, the U of A offers an internationally competitive education in more than 200 academic programs. Founded in 1871, the U of A contributes more than $2.2 billion to the Arkansas economy through teaching new knowledge and skills, entrepreneurship and employment development, discovery through research and creative activity while providing training in professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation ranks the U of A among the top 3% of colleges and universities in the United States with the highest level of research activity. US News and World Report ranks the U of A among the top public universities in the nation. Learn how the U of A is working to build a better world at Arkansas Research News.

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    Dragons’ Den: Edinburgh lingerie maker LoveRose to launch pop-up store on George Street following Dragons’ Den appearance


    It is in collaboration with the brand of breast prostheses, Boost. The two like-minded brands, whose products both boost the mood and confidence of women who have had breast surgery, will join forces at egg & co from April 5-17.

    LoveRose is the UK’s first luxury lingerie collection created for women who have had breast cancer surgery. It combines the complex postoperative needs of women with luxurious design, high quality fabrics and matching clothing.

    After founding their online business, appearing in egg & co, a space supporting women-led brands, presents the perfect opportunity for LoveRose founders Caroline Kennedy Alexander and Sarah Bell Jones to meet face-to-face with their customers after they appeared in the Den last month.

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    Cornwall-based Boost manufactures innovative and contemporary breast forms that challenge the assumption that a breast form should mimic skin tone. Their breast forms are available in a range of stylish colors to celebrate the healing, festive and expressive qualities of color.

    LoveRose Lingerie is named after Alexander’s sister, Rose, one of two sisters who died of cancer.

    Alexander studied fashion and founded and ran an international art gallery in Edinburgh for seven years before teaming up with fellow designer Sarah Bell Jones to create locally made bras, pants, dresses and suspenders. from durable fabrics and finished with silk.

    She said: “I was blown away by the Dragons reaction to LoveRose and was overwhelmed by the support we have received since the show.

    “Even though we haven’t secured any investment in the Den, it’s a really exciting time for us. We’re in conversation with new investors and, through our collaboration with Boost and pop up in egg & co, aim to continue to inspire women who have faced breast cancer.

    The company initially raised a five-figure sum in a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to help get the business off the ground and went on to win the 2018 Scottish Edge Awards.

    One in seven women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with more than 500,000 women currently living well after treatment.

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    Sophie Guidolin arouses controversy over the publication in a bikini for the birthday of her son


    Australian fitness star Sophie Guidolin has been forced to defend a photo posing with her 15-year-old son after some criticized the mum’s ‘sexualised’ post.

    Queensland fitness star Sophie Guidolin has hit back at trolls who slammed her for posing in a bikini with her teenage son.

    The 32-year-old mother of four, who is the founder of the leading online health and fitness program The Bodshared several snaps of his son Kai to celebrate his 15th birthday.

    It included photos from her childhood, from her teenage years, to Sophie wearing a green leopard print bikini while hugging him.

    “Happy 15th Kai,” she simply captioned the post.

    However, the Gold Coast influencer and nutritionist was forced to edit the caption after some of her 500,000 followers had a ‘problem’ with her bikini image.

    “WE LIVE ON THE GOLD COAST, Australia. Where to wear a bikini at the beach is so beyond normal, that I didn’t even consider putting a disclaimer on this photo,” she began the post.

    “When Kai woke up I was in the pool and yes, in a bikini (as I am most of the time). I wanted a picture right away because he wanted to ride his bike and go out immediately all day.

    “Do I have a problem wearing a bikini in front of my sons? CERTAINLY NOT. Why? Because I’m not sexualized with him, and never have been,” she wrote.

    “If you have a problem, maybe you should ask yourself why you think you have to sexualize a woman’s body instead of just being a mother and son at the pool!”

    Some of Sophie’s followers were dumbfounded people had a problem with her photo.

    “It’s disgusting that people even think that way‍️. You’re literally a mom taking a pic with her son on his birthday. I can’t believe people even want to sexualize that,” one follower commented.

    ‘No idea why all the fuss about wearing bikinis with kids,’ added another, while a third wrote: ‘How sad to have to explain for gods sake, it’s SKIN, we all have it, she’s not naked.”

    One follower wrote that although she has a “body she’s proud of”, she doesn’t think it’s appropriate to “pose this way with a teenager”.

    “I think it’s more the sexy pose than the swimsuit that’s wrong,” they wrote.

    “I don’t think he’s totally comfortable with it either. His body language seems quite tense and uncomfortable to me.

    Sophie fired back, saying, “A sexy pose? I hug my son for fucking love!

    Others were shocked that she had to explain herself.

    “OMG! I can’t believe you have to defend yourself on this,” one woman wrote.

    “You shouldn’t have to edit this, nothing more than a nice picture of mom and son.

    Sophie revealed that her inbox had been flooded with negative messages.

    “You should be reading my inbox right now,” she told one follower, adding a crying, shocked emoji.

    “And I also have a photo kiss my daughter on the lips …everyone is going to come after me,” she said.

    Sophie, who has six-year-old twins and 14- and 15-year-old sons, said she always wears a bikini in front of her children.

    [Because] it’s normal. Having a body is normal, having body parts is normal. It’s not sexualized, it’s not shameful and it’s something I really, really repeat and bring home here with my boys,” she said in an Instagram Story.

    “So when they see me in a bikini, they think of nothing but, ‘Mommy is sunbathing, Mommy is going to the beach, Mommy is going swimming.’

    “They don’t see me and they’re like ‘Oooo what a sexy ass you have.’ So stop sexualizing the bodies and the bodies will stop being sexualized.

    In another Instagram story, Sophie asked her son Kai if he noticed anything wrong with the bikini photo.

    “Guys, I just sat down with Kai. He was just coming back from riding his bike and I was like, ‘Dude, did you ever find a problem with my message this morning?’ And he’s like, ‘For real what?’ And I was like, ‘Because I was in a bikini’ – and his response was, ‘You’re still in a bikini.

    Sophie, who has won numerous world bodybuilding titles and rankings, reminded her followers that her son grew up watching her compete on stage in a bikini.

    “Have you all forgotten that he’s also front row at all my shows?” she said in an Instagram Story, alongside a photo of her boys in their younger years.

    “Winning national titles… in a bikini. Traveling the world… in a bikini. Kissing my son… in a bikini.

    Since sharing the controversial bikini photo on Sunday, many have continued to defend the mum, agreeing that people should “stop sexualizing bodies”.

    “If the thought has crossed your mind that a mother in a bikini next to her son is sexual, then you are doing some inside work and you understand why you even had that inappropriate thought,” one woman wrote.

    “It’s a problem of you, not a problem of Sophie and her son.”

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    Octet Scientific wants to work towards a sustainable battery solution

    Onas Bolton knew he wanted to use his background in organic chemistry to make a difference.

    He worked at a large electroplating company, using chemicals to shine bumpers or place copper in the correct place on a circuit board, essentially controlling where and how the metals went. He was passionate about carbon neutrality and renewable energy, and he realized he could use his skills to solve a problem in battery technology.

    Batteries will become increasingly important as the world moves away from a fuel-based economy, said Bolton, founder and CEO of Cleveland-based Octet Scientific Inc. Wind and solar energy must be stored somewhere.

    Octet Scientific is a developer of specialty chemicals for long-lasting batteries, particularly zinc-based batteries. Zinc batteries are recyclable, durable and safe for the environment because the material is benign, Bolton said. It is readily available. Batteries can be water-based and non-flammable.

    “So zinc has a lot going for it,” Bolton said.

    This is why the material has long been used in everyday alkaline batteries. But the problem has always been recharging the zinc batteries. And this is the challenge that Octet Scientific is trying to meet.

    Much of the world today relies on just a few battery technologies, Bolton said. Older vehicles use lead-acid batteries, he said, and electric vehicles and small appliances tend to use lithium-ion batteries.

    “But we’re going to need a much more diverse amount of energy storage, and we think zinc-based batteries are a real answer for large-scale grid storage, basically any battery that doesn’t have to move,” Bolton said. .

    Bolton realized that his knowledge of chemistry could apply to the problem of recharging zinc batteries because, as Bolton said, the problem is that the zinc doesn’t always go where it’s supposed to go during this process. Octet Scientific has developed chemicals to control zinc.

    Bolton applied for a grant from the National Science Foundation to develop these chemicals, which he received. The company was incorporated in 2017 and work began the following year.

    Bolton was already living in northeast Ohio when he started Octet, but it makes sense that the physical product startup would have its roots in Cleveland, with its strong industrial history.

    And business advocacy groups in the region were beneficial to the launch of Octet. Bolton said the first grant came “earlier than expected”. He was a scientist who suddenly also ran a business. He contacted groups such as JumpStart Inc., BRITE Energy Innovators and MAGNET for help.

    Octet is still in pre-revenue and product development phase. It currently has two employees, and Bolton said he plans to increase that number to four this year, plus interns.

    So far, the startup has received nearly $600,000 in state and federal grants, and it also recently received its first private investment.

    The Gale Family Office investment will help fund activities that grants cannot cover, Bolton said. Grants are strictly defined and funds must be used within specific parameters. Private funding can help Octet reach customers whose products go beyond the grants they’ve received, Bolton said. It can also be earmarked for expenses such as sales and marketing or patent fees.

    Bolton has been working with JumpStart’s mentorship program for about a year and a half, where he met Brian Gale.

    Gale left her company, labeling product maker ID Images, in the summer of 2021 and formed the Gale Family Office. He declined to share the specific amount the office invested in Byte, but said it was a six-figure amount under half a million dollars. After the investment, Gale stepped down from the role of JumpStart mentor for Octet, but joined the company’s advisory board.

    Gale said he was an early adopter of electric vehicles and is a proponent of battery technology. He said he believes zinc batteries have “unlimited potential” as the world moves towards renewable energy.

    “Octet is already a leading voice in electrolyte development,” Gale said in a press release about the investment. “With new sources of funding, they will be able to continue working with manufacturers to optimize batteries, increase efficiency, extend life and increase capacity.”

    The release says the investment will support Octet’s scaling activities throughout 2022 as the developer strives to become a manufacturer. The company’s chemicals are currently being tested at battery manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Japan, Europe and Australia.

    Bolton said about 20 companies around the world have tested Octet’s compounds so far, and the company is constantly making new compounds.

    It can be difficult for a physical product startup to attract investment dollars, Bolton said. The payback time for battery products is much longer than for something like software. While venture capital might not be the best solution for a company like his, Bolton said he’s seen more interest from chemical or manufacturing companies that understand how long it takes. to develop a product. He said he wishes more chemical companies had strong venture capital programs because they would better understand the process and timeline.

    Bolton said he hopes Gale’s investment will lead a round the company wants to run throughout the year.

    COVID-19 cases surge in Shanghai with millions under lockdown


    COVID-19 cases in China’s largest city, Shanghai, continue to rise as millions remain isolated at home under a sweeping lockdown

    BEIJING — COVID-19 cases in China’s largest city, Shanghai, continue to rise as millions of people remain isolated at home under a general lockdown.

    On Sunday, health officials reported 438 confirmed cases detected in the past 24 hours, along with 7,788 asymptomatic cases. Both figures were up slightly from the previous day.

    Although low by some countries’ standards, the number of daily cases is among the highest since the virus was first detected in the central city of Wuhan in late 2019.

    Shanghai, with its 26 million people, began a two-stage lockdown last week, with residents in the eastern section of Pudong expected to be allowed to leave their homes on Friday, while neighbors in the western section of Puxi were undergone their own four-day period of isolation.

    Notices given to residents said they were required to self-test daily for COVID-19 and take precautions, including wearing masks at home and avoiding contact with family members – measures that have been little applied since the first days of the pandemic.

    A city official last week apologized in response to complaints about the government’s handling of the lockdown, and a deputy premier made demands for sweeping improvements during a tour of Shanghai on Saturday.

    Sun Chunlan, who sits in the ruling Communist Party’s Politburo, called for “resolute and prompt measures to stem the spread of COVID-19 in Shanghai as soon as possible”, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

    However, Sun stressed “steadfast adherence” to China’s tough “zero-COVID” approach, imposing lockdowns, enforced isolation of all suspected cases and mass testing, while acknowledging the social toll and resulting economy.

    “It is a daunting task and a huge challenge to fight the omicron variant while maintaining the normal functioning of basic functions in a megacity,” Sun said.

    She called for safeguarding key industries and institutions and the operation of supply and industrial chains in the mall, as well as ensuring “basic living conditions and normal medical needs for people”.

    State media reports indicate that President and Communist Party leader Xi Jinping is leading the continuation of the tough approach, while seeking to avoid further damage to the shattered economy and ensure overall stability ahead of a key congress. of the party scheduled for November.

    Man sentenced to 650 years in prison for brutal 1980s sex crimes


    For decades, police in Shelby County, Indiana could not identify the man who broke into homes at night armed with a knife or gun, woke his victims, then tied them up and sexually tortured them. He often disguised himself in a bulky coat and covered his face with a ski mask or leggings.

    Then, in 2020, 35 years after his last known assault in the county, investigators were finally able to identify the attacker as Steven Ray Hessler and arrest him. The breakthrough came, prosecutors said, when DNA extracted from the envelope of a water bill Mr Hessler had licked matched DNA that had been left at the scene of his last known crime. in the county on August 17, 1985.

    On Friday, Mr. Hessler, 59, was sentenced to 650 years in prison. The sentence came a month after a jury found Mr Hessler guilty of two counts of rape, six counts of unlawful deviant conduct, seven counts of burglary causing bodily harm, three counts of felony deviant conduct and a skilled flight leader.

    James B. Landwerlen, the Shelby County District Attorney, southeast of Indianapolis, said that from August 14, 1982 to August 17, 1985, Mr. Hessler brutally assaulted 10 victims: seven women, a 16-year-old girl , and two men, including a former Marine whom he had handcuffed, bound and beaten with a gun, leaving him in a coma for months.

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    The luxury lingerie market is expected to grow with a CAGR of xx% over the analysis period. Detailed information relating to the regional landscape, competitive terrain, as well as factors influencing market segmentations are listed in the report. At the same time, the study examines the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the business sphere.

    Market overview:

    Regional outlook:

    • According to the document, the regional terrain of the luxury lingerie market is fragmented into Americas, APAC, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
    • Major countries’ economic indicators and their impact on market dynamics are provided in the report.
    • The estimated consumption value and volume, as well as the market share of each region over the forecast duration are listed.

    Product Land Overview:

    • The report divides the product scope of the luxury lingerie market into bras, briefs and panties, loungewear and shapewear.
    • The market share captured by each product type is cited in the report.
    • Details regarding the revenue generated and the selling price of each product category are also given.

    Overview of scope:

    • The application landscape of the luxury lingerie market, according to the document, is segmented into female and male.
    • The market share projections and growth rate of each application with respect to their consumption value and consumption volume are included in the report.

    Review of the competitive landscape:

    • Companies shaping the competitive terrain of the luxury lingerie market include Victoriaa’s Secret, Wacoal Holdings, PVH, Fruit of the Loom, Aimer, Hanesbrands, Huijie, Fast Retailing, Jockey International, Triumph, Vivien, Sunny Group, Tutuanna, Cosmo -lady, Calida, Embry Form, GUJIN, Oleno Group, Gunze, Miiow, SBW, PH Garment, BYC, Sunflora, Hop Lun and Good People.
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    Anna Feller, model and Albus Lumen, talks about her signature style and fragrance


    Do you have a favorite fashion designer?
    Lucy Folk, for her jewelry and clothing design, feels nomadic and global. I also like Theophilio, Gimaguas, JW Anderson, Luuda, The Elder Statesman and Moncler.

    What is your favorite perfume ?
    I wear Le Labo, but not Santal 33. It’s a perfume that no one wears, Tonka 25. My signature perfume is a mix of this and Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Sun Drops.

    Anna, 4, on a family vacation in Fiji, before her tomboy years arrived.

    VSo you remember a favorite outfit you wore as a child?
    My mother was obsessed with buying nice clothes for us. She would go to Bonton in Paris and buy all the pretty things – dresses, cardigans and the most expensive shoes. But from the age of six, I was such a tomboy. I had older brothers and grew up snowboarding and at the skate park. That’s probably where my love of streetwear comes from, but always with a feminine twist.

    And your worst fashion mistake?
    I don’t think of fashion like that; It’s from the past.

    Birkenstocks by Proenza Schouler are high on Anna's wish list.

    Birkenstocks by Proenza Schouler are high on Anna’s wish list.

    What was your first fashion moment?
    I do not have it yet.

    What’s at the top of your fashion wishlist?
    A Bottega Veneta purple knit dress – I would wear it unbuttoned with a hi-vis swim top. Also, Proenza Schouler Birkenstocks cream and a Lucy Folk Tempo signet ring.

    What shoes do you wear most often?
    I live next to the beach, so I don’t often wear shoes. When I do, I love a pair of red Adidas sneakers with everything.

    What do you sleep in?
    A vintage t-shirt and underwear.

    Is there anything you would never wear?
    I’m still happy to play, but nothing wrong with it.


    Is there a current trend that you love?
    I love all the stitches, crochets and stitches from Wynn Hamlyn, Albus Lumen, Bottega…

    What do you wear on a typical workday?
    Sweatpants – I’ve always liked to wear sweatpants, it’s not a COVID thing – with a dress shirt. Or high-waisted pants from Maggie Marilyn or Max Mara with a vintage t-shirt or button-down shirt.

    What’s your favorite casual Sunday look?
    I’m obsessed with Lucy Folk’s long terry robe. I’ll wear it over a bathing suit or a silk dress for a late lunch at Sean’s [in North Bondi] and I feel like I’m living my best dress life.

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    Is the Azzad Ethical Mid Cap (ADJEX) fund a good choice of mutual funds right now?

    IIf you’re looking for the Mutual Fund Equity Report fund category, a potential startup might be the Azzad Ethical Mid Cap Fund (ADJEX). ADJEX holds a Zacks mutual fund ranking of 3 (Hold), which is based on nine predictive factors such as size, cost and past performance.

    Fund/manager history

    ADJEX is found in the Azzad family, based in Falls Church, Virginia. Azzad Ethical Mid Cap Fund debuted in December 2000. Since then, ADJEX has accumulated assets of approximately $127.95 million, according to the most recent information available. The fund is currently managed by a team of investment professionals.


    Of course, investors are looking for strong performance in funds. This particular fund has generated a 5-year annualized total return of 13.03% and is in the bottom third of its peers in the category. Investors who prefer to analyze shorter time frames should look at its 3-year annualized total return of 12.65%, which puts it in the bottom third over this period.

    When looking at a fund’s performance, it’s also important to note the standard deviation of returns. The lower the standard deviation, the less volatility the fund experiences. Compared to the category average of 22.27%, ADJEX’s standard deviation over the last three years is 20.6%. The fund’s standard deviation over the last 5 years is 18.4% compared to the category average of 19.84%. This makes the fund less volatile than its peers over the past half-decade.

    Risk factors

    Investors should keep in mind beta, an important way to measure a mutual fund’s risk relative to the market as a whole. ADJEX has a 5-year beta of 1.06, which means it is likely to be more volatile than the market average. Since alpha represents the performance of a portfolio on a risk-adjusted basis relative to a benchmark, which is the S&P 500 in this case, it is also worth paying attention to this measure. ADJEX has generated a negative alpha of -2.32 over the past five years, demonstrating that managers in this portfolio struggle to pick stocks that generate returns above the benchmark.


    Investigating the stock holdings of a mutual fund is also a valuable exercise. This can show us how the manager is applying their stated methodology, as well as whether there are any inherent biases in their approach. For this particular fund, the focus is primarily on stocks that are traded in the United States.

    Currently, 75.05% of this mutual fund’s holdings are in stocks, with an average market capitalization of $31.78 billion. The fund has the highest exposure to the following market sectors:

    1. Technology
    2. Health
    3. Services


    For investors, it is essential to take a closer look at cost-related metrics, as costs are increasingly important for mutual fund investments. Competition is heating up in this space, and a lower cost product will likely outperform its otherwise identical counterpart, all things being equal. In terms of fees, ADJEX is a zero-cost fund. It has an expense ratio of 0.99% compared to the category average of 1.15%. Looking at the fund from a cost perspective, ADJEX is actually cheaper than its peers.

    This fund requires a minimum initial investment of $1,000, and each subsequent investment must be at least $50.


    Overall, Azzad Ethical Mid Cap Fund (ADJEX) has a neutral rating from Zacks Mutual Fund, and in conjunction with its relatively poor performance, medium downside risk, and lower fees, this fund currently looks like a reasonable choice. little mean for investors.

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    Public health committee recommends lifting COVID-19 quarantine for close contacts following national cabinet request


    Quarantine for close contacts of COVID-19 cases could be scrapped altogether, if a recommendation from Australia’s top public health officials is adopted by state and territory governments.

    A statement released last night by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) says quarantine could be replaced by other risk mitigation measures for close contacts once the current wave of the subvariant peaks. BA.2 Omicron passed.

    Cases of the subvariant are expected to peak in New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia as early as next week.

    A national cabinet meeting last month had asked the AHPPC to provide advice on how best for each jurisdiction to handle the abandonment of the quarantine period before winter.

    The AHPPC said quarantine could be replaced by frequent rapid antigen testing for close contacts, wearing masks when leaving the house, working from home, avoiding high-risk environments and monitoring people. symptoms.

    “Where quarantine is required, seven days remains appropriate at this time,” the committee recommended.

    People with COVID-19 or showing symptoms of the disease should always self-isolate.

    Call for a coherent national approach

    South Australia only reduced the required quarantine period for close contacts from 14 days to seven days last week, matching the requirement in other states.

    The state’s chief public health officer, Nicola Spurrier, who sits on the AHPPC, said today the committee is ‘very keen to have a change across the country’ this time around.

    “We will be watching very closely, but not just in South Australia; we want to move forward on this as a nation,” she added.

    Nicola Spurrier at a South Australian Emergency Management Council meeting last week.(ABC News: Rory McClaren)

    Following the national cabinet meeting on March 11, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he thought the isolation rules for close contacts of COVID-19 cases were “superfluous”.

    “We have instructed the medical expert panel to say that we want your urgent advice on this as soon as possible, as we would like to say goodbye to this rule as soon as possible,” he said.

    The AHPPC met on March 23 but only published its recommendations yesterday.

    He said the removal of quarantine requirements could “lead to an increase in the number of cases and a reduced capacity of the health system to provide certain acute and elective services”.

    He noted that other countries that had removed quarantine requirements “were experiencing significant societal and healthcare system disruptions resulting from rising infection rates”.

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    Shaquille O’Neal, 50, spotted in pink underwear on the beach and Dwyane Wade can’t believe his eyes


    The Shaquille O’Neal Show »Shaq versuswas famous for his bets. The Lakers legend has taken on various athletes and challenged them in their own sports. And let’s not forget that the NBA legend has always been true to his word. He was seen completing the bet even when he had to wear a pink Speedo on the beach. You heard it right!


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    In 2009, when he was hosting this show on ABC, he challenged Misty May Treanor and Kerri Walsh, two of the best volleyball players in the world. He challenged them to a volleyball match. How true he has accomplished so many great things, whether in basketball, music or business. However, this time it was different.


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    In the end, Shaq, the four-time NBA champion, was no match for the players. Eventually the bet was lost with an extremely high score, showing he was a man of his word and kept his most embarrassing promise.


    Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid, who is a top 3 MVP candidate this season, reveals when he nearly retired in 2014

    about 8 hours ago

    As for his promise, the interesting part came when he did so while wearing a skintight pink Speedo with his name written on the back. This experience taught him how overconfidence can lead to doing things you don’t want to do. On NBA on TNT, a music video aired in which Dwyane Wade and Candace Parker were shocked by what they saw.

    It’s Shaquille O’Neal’s last challenge bet, this time he’ll be wearing a pink suit!

    This week it took it to a whole new level as NBA on TNT continued to make things extremely interesting for its viewers.


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    After the fascinating game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Philadelphia 76ers, the team talked about an upcoming game. They discussed the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks.

    ATLANTA, GEORGIA – DECEMBER 28: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Shaquille O’Neal attends the 2019 World Lightweight & Light Heavyweight Championships at State Farm Arena on December 28, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)

    O’Neal offered another bet centered on pink since pink seems to be his favorite color. As he challenged the team that if Luka Doncic scored 35 points he would wear a pink suit for Thursday’s show.


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    The results were in favor of Shaquille O’Neal, as Luka scored 34 points. However, they defeated the Lakers. But we didn’t come to see Shaq wearing a pink suit on a TV show. Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

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    Strapless Bras Market Size, Growth Drivers, and Forecast


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    • North America (USA and Canada)
    • Europe (UK, Germany, France and rest of Europe)
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    How Mr. Darcy Made His Way Into Bridgerton Season 2


    1. Beyoncé inspired Queen Charlotte’s look

    Produced by Shonda Rhimesthe multi-talented mastermind behind shows like Scandal and How to escape murder, Bridgerton was celebrated for its diverse cast. For example, in the show, the Guyanese-British actress Golda Rosheuvel plays Queen Charlotte of England, who was a real person. Some historians believe King George III’s wife was a descendant of a Portuguese royal family of African descent, according to PBS.

    “When I researched Queen Charlotte and found out she was of African descent, it gave me so much more leeway to create her beautiful looks,” the show’s makeup artist and hairstylist explained. Marc Pilcher Recount vogue. “I used the silhouettes of the era, but to celebrate her ethnicity, I used highlights, braids, and afro-textured styles. Her giant Afro was shaped like a Gainsborough wig, but influenced by Beyonce as Foxxy Cleopatra in Austin Powers in Goldmember.

    Pilcher echoed his comments to Gasolinesaying, “I saw Beyoncé Knowles in Austin Powers Gold Member and that’s when I thought, ‘This is what I want.’ I wanted the biggest afro anyone had ever seen. This particular wig was actually four or five wigs placed together. So we got the wigs for the curls and then we bought some afros and then we straightened and reset them on curl sticks and brushed them out to get the best afro volume and then we sewed them together on the others just to get that nice shape.”

    Warrnambool man breaks into homes, steals clothes and crashes car | The standard


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    A Warrnambool man’s drug-fueled crime spree has seen him break into residential properties, try on clothes and crash into a woman’s car, spinning her 180 degrees. Mathew Drinan, 34, pleaded guilty in Warrnambool Magistrates’ Court on Monday to charges of burglary, trespassing and driving. He was imprisoned for nine months, which he has already served on remand. The court heard the man was high on drugs ice when he drove a Holden station wagon east during the Warrnambool Raglan Parade on January 3 last year at around 7.30pm. He entered the Kepler Street intersection, ignoring a red light and colliding with another station wagon. The crash caused the victim’s car to spin 180 degrees before coming to a stop in the middle of the intersection. The court heard a witness observe Drinan speeding in his vehicle while on the phone in the moments before the crash. He continued driving before parking at a nearby BP petrol station. Drinan then fled on foot. Later that night, he drove into a unit on Lyndoch Avenue and entered through an unlocked side window. Once inside, Drinan was observed by a woman at the end of a hallway. He was wearing his purple cardigan. A male occupant of the property confronted the man, who said he was looking for clothes. He then ran to the room he entered and fled through the window. At 1:30 a.m. he drove to a property on Foster Street and forced entry through a locked back door, causing damage. An elderly resident of the property woke up and heard noises inside the guest bedroom. She called and Drinan fled the property. Police attended to find the man had searched all the rooms, taking assorted items and placing them in a bag, which he dropped when disturbed. He was arrested in the yard of a Lava Street property, where he had set up a small bonfire. Travis Brown, representing the man, said Drinan spent 344 days in custody before being released on bail to live in the Odyssey House residential rehabilitation facility. He said the man remained drug-free at the facility, where he was tasked with driving residents and appointed as the Native Art Coordinator. Magistrate Nunzio La Rosa said there must be consequences for motorists who drove under the influence of illicit substances, risking “life-threatening circumstances”. But he said the man had shown a positive commitment to Odyssey House and his ultimate rehabilitation. He said that without Drinan’s guilty plea, he would have been jailed for 12 months. IN OTHER NEWS Now just a click away with our new app: Digital subscribers now have the option to access faster information, at their fingertips with The Standard:


    Mercury Filmworks Tries ‘Underwear Dragon’ For Animated Series


    Canadian company Mercury Filmworks has acquired the rights to develop and produce a new animated children’s series based on Scott Rothman’s acclaimed children’s picture book dragon attack underwear (October 2020, Random House), an Amazon Editor’s Choice and National Independent Bestseller, illustrated by New York Times‘ Best-selling illustrator and Annie Award-nominated animator Pete Oswald.

    Medieval stories about valiant knights and dastardly dragons infused with a new twist will be delivered in Tales of the Dragon Underwear, a 2D animated series (11′ x 52) for children aged 6 to 11. Featuring every kid’s favorite things – brave knights, fire-breathing dragons and underwear – this irreverent comedy will feature the adventures (and misadventures) of 10-year-old Cole as he learns to become an assistant knight.

    Cole quickly discovers that the Knights may seem tough and brave on the outside, but on the inside they have fears and anxieties like him and everyone else. And over the course of the show, and through his constant battles with The Underwear Dragon, Cole learns to dream bigger and realize he’s capable of amazing things. Each episode will feature an original song, written by composer, producer, arranger and orchestrator Tony, Emmy Award and Grammy Award winner Bill Sherman (Sesame Street, In the Heights, Hamilton).

    “Behind every hit show is an incredible team, and we’re blessed to have a truly fantastic trio. Thanks to Scott’s hilarious and heartfelt storytelling, Pete Oswald’s magical illustration style, and Bill’s original songs , our show will be unlike anything kids have seen before,” said Heath Kenny, director of content at Mercury Filmworks. Tales of the Dragon Underwear will be a fun and adventurous comedy, it will also stand out as the series will wear its heart on its sleeve and kids will recognize each other as our pint-sized hero overcomes all manner of obstacles to become a true hero, or should I say assistant hero.”

    “Comedy will be the main focus of this series, but there will also be a lot of heart,” added author Rothman. “As dads, we all wanted to create a show that we would love to see our own kids watch. Tales of the Dragon Underwear will teach children never to underestimate themselves and to realize that they are capable of great things. It doesn’t matter that Cole is an orphan who came from nothing, what matters is that he never gives up and always finds a way to solve his problems. At the same time, children will learn that although people may be afraid of certain things, they will always be able to overcome their fears and win the day.

    Tales of the Dragon Underwear

    Scott Rothman is the author of several picture books, including the next Mako & Tiger: two not so friendly sharks (Random House), Perfect, not perfect (Roaring Brook Press) and The blue bison needs a haircut (Random House, also illustrated by Oswald). He is also a screenwriter and has sold screenplays to Warner Bros., Paramount, Sony and New Line Cinema. A screenplay he co-wrote, draft day, topped the 2012 blacklist before its acquisition and subsequent production by Lionsgate as a feature film directed by Ivan Reitman and starring Kevin Costner. Additionally, Scott co-wrote the screenplay for the comedy Army of One, starring Nicolas Cage and directed by Larry Charles.

    Pete Oswald is an Annie Award-nominated animation production designer best known for The Angry Birds Movie film franchise and Oscar nominee Paranormand, in addition to several studio animated films. As a character designer and concept artist, Oswald helped elevate many of the most successful animated franchises, including Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, cloudy with a chance of meatballs 1 & 2; and Hotel Transylvania.

    Bill Sherman is the musical director of Tony, Emmy and Grammy Sesame Street, The Electric Company, Nature Cat and Donkey Hodie on PBS and HBO. Recently, he was the executive music producer for the film adaptation of In the heights for Warner Bros. Pictures directed by Jon Chu; and Tick, tick boom! for Netflix directed by Lin-Manuel Miranda.

    Mercury Filmworks is one of the most prolific independent studios in Canada and has brought to life internationally acclaimed animated films, including Hilda, Mickey Mouse, Rapunzel’s Tangled Adventure, The Lion Guard, Wander Over Yonder, Curious George: The Movie, The PowerPuff Girls Movie and Looney Tunes: back in actionin collaboration with partners such as Disney, Netflix, Amazon, AppleTV+, DreamWorks, Warner Bros., Universal, American Greetings, Entertainment One, Mattel, Technicolor, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and Teletoon.


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    20 Disney Easter Eggs You Missed The First Time


    Disney has lots of Easter eggs. So much so that you can find another list of completely different hidden secrets here. From Moana for Big Hero 6 and everything else is easter eggs which I sure didn’t catch on the first viewing.


    Aunt Cass (Big Hero 6) makes an appearance in Ralph breaks the internet

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    Cass was the aunt of Hiro, the main character of Big Hero 6. She was also a huge crush on many people who watched the movie. If you were lucky enough to miss the internet news, she even became a meme after so many people revealed they had a crush on her. Apparently the filmmakers behind Ralph breaks the internet caught the wind, as she appears on the cover of a pop-up ad that reads, “Sassy Housewives want to meet you today!”


    A piece of paper from the court Paperman appears in Ralph’s Wrecks

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    When they say “sharp-eyed spectators”, I don’t mean people who notice Boo gives Sully a Jessie doll Monsters Inc.. Yeah, that’s a great find, but just look at the top right photo of Ralph sitting in his Bad Guy support band at Ralph’s Wrecks. See that piece of paper on the report card? Couldn’t even tell you there was lipstick on the page, but someone recognized it in the Disney short Paperman. Now it’s an attentive viewer.


    Mochi wears a Stitch hat Big Hero 6

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    Besides Mochi having the best cat name, he also has the best hat.


    A plush Dumbo can be seen in Lilo’s toy box

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    Lilo & Stitch has quite a few Disney references, many of which go beyond movie screams. There is a Mulane poster, tons of “Hidden Mickeys”, and even a postcard with the magic castle on it. And long before Boo released his clownfish and Jessie dolls in Monsters Inc.Lilo had a stuffed animal Dumbo in 2002.


    In treasure planetyoung Jim Hawkins has a Stitch plushie

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    Stitch is popular merchandise no matter what universe you are in. With Mochi’s Stitch hat and Jim Hawkins’ Stitch plush treasure planetit’s no wonder Disney is planning a live reboot. Although it’s been since Stitch would appear in treasure planetwhere his mother falls in love with an alien dog-man.


    Symbols for various princesses appear in Rapunzel’s tower in Tangled

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    The apple (representing Snow White) is the only one clearly visible, but you may be able to spot a few others during Rapunzel’s song “When will my life begin?” There’s a slipper (Cinderella) and a rose (Belle) on the upstairs banister, as well as a five-pointed shape that many assume is a shell for Ariel.


    Mickey, Donald and Goofy are in the crowd The little Mermaid


    A pet crab stabs Genie’s finger in Aladdin

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    When Genie opens his royal cookbook, he finds one for king crab. Who else should come out of the book but THE King Crab himself, Sebastian from The little Mermaid.


    The King and the Grand Duke of Cinderella are in The little Mermaid

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    As Prince Eric prepares to marry “Vanessa” (Ursula in disguise), several wedding guests crowd onto the deck of the ship. Two of them are among the biggest names you can pull off for your wedding guest list: the King and the Grand Duke of Cinderella!


    The magic carpet Aladdin makes an appearance in The princess and the Frog

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    During the opening sequence of The princess and the Frog, a woman shakes the dust off a beautiful purple and gold rug. I was too busy staring at the beautifully bustling street of New Orleans to notice it at the time, but it’s the exact same pattern as the magic carpet. Same carpet? Could all Disney movies be set in the same universe as the Pixar Theory?


    Aladdin’s lamp can be seen during Tamatoa’s song “Shiny”

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    Moana has a lot of easter eggs, referring The little Mermaid and Frozen. Aladdin also receives a subtle shoutout as Maui stands atop a pile of treasure. It’s hard to spot amidst all the shimmering gold, but there’s no denying this iconic lamp.


    Ingredients for Olaf’s Frozen are shown in Moana

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    This one might seem over the top at first, but I promise it’s Olaf. Just look at the shape of the carrot and the way the sticks separate at the ends. It’s everyone’s favorite snowman!


    Baloo and Mowgli appear in Meet the Robinsons

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    Poor Goob. As Mike Yagoobian dozes off during that fateful baseball game at Meet the Robinsons, you can barely make out a faded mural attached to the fence. To improve! It’s actually Baloo and Mowgli from The jungle Book!


    Jock’s the Lady and the Tramp appears in The Lion King

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    I knew Jock could handle it, but I didn’t expect him to accept a pack of hyenas.


    This is not the opening The Lion Kinghis Little chicken

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    In the introduction, Buck can’t decide how he wants to start the story. He tries to open The Lion King among other things before returning “to the day when things got worse”.


    In Brother Bear, a familiar clownfish from The world of Nemo fly in the air

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    If you’re wondering if this is actually a reference to The world of Nemo or literally just a fish, it’s worth pointing out that Brother Bear was released in exactly the same year (2003). Although Disney did not yet own Pixar, they acted as a distributor for their films. Also, clownfish are native to the Indian Ocean, which is a little swim away from Alaska, where Brother Bear takes place. It is therefore a certified easter egg!


    A figurine of Mulan’s dog falls out of Professor Porter’s pocket in Tarzan

    Disney, Disney / youtube.com

    Mulan’s dog, Little Brother, has a characteristic nose and large floppy ears. How could anyone miss him? Well many did it in a heartbeat and you missed it from Tarzan when the professor is shaken upside down. Lots of random things come out of his pocket and someone grabbed the little dog in the split second he was on screen.


    Not only does Camillo’s name refer to a chameleon, but also Camilo García, a Colombian tour guide who helped during the production of Encanto

    Disney / youtube.com

    At Garcia’s words“I also had the privilege of participating in the Disney film Encanto. In 2018, I was hired as the tour leader of the film creator group. I have toured with them in various places in the country and have seen them working hand in hand with Colombian musicians, anthropologists, biologists, historians, dancers, choreographers, artists and even luthiers. [someone who makes string instruments]seeking to make a film that faithfully represents our culture.”


    The painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring” hangs in Beast’s house

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    Just because he’s a giant, surly chimera doesn’t mean Beast can’t taste good


    Faded text on abandoned panels in The beauty and the Beast spell the cities of california

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    When Maurice gets lost, he comes across unhelpful signs. Not only because the writing on them is almost impossible to read, but because they point to Anaheim and Valence, which are far from France. They didn’t exist in the mid-1700s either… or so? Anyway, Valencia is home to the California Institute of the Arts, where many animators work on The beauty and the Beast has begun!


    What are your favorite Disney Easter eggs and which ones did I miss? Let me know in the comments!

    WATCH NOW :: Women Who Own Their Kenosha Businesses Thrive Here | Sponsored



    Women business owners are thriving in Kenosha. These entrepreneurs provide important services to the community and drive the economic engine of the region.

    We recently interviewed five female Kenosha business owners about running their stores here, their product, and the advice they give to aspiring entrepreneurs.

    Ruffolos Hair Studio

    Why did you choose Kenosha as your workplace?

    Ruffolos Hair Studio has been in business for over 60 years in Kenosha. It all started as a two-man barber shop opened by brothers Dick and Gabe Ruffolo.

    I started at Ruffolos when I was 16 and bought the salon 15 years ago. We made many updates (with the help of my husband Verko.) Five years ago we expanded the existing building and grew to 43 employees with three shareholders.

    What do you enjoy most about helping your clients/clients?

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    Our goal is to give our customers a sense of comfort and professionalism. We offer many services ranging from hairdressing to spa at a price for everyone. We have newer stylists to senior stylists who have been in the business for over 20 years.

    What advice do you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

    To any new entrepreneur, I would say that your business will only be as successful as the time and effort you put into it. The best part of owning my business is seeing employees grow in their careers and being able to achieve their goals in life! When you own a business, it has to be your team!

    Visit us online: https://www.ruffoloshairstudio.com/


    Why did you choose Kenosha as your workplace?

    The main reason I chose Kenosha over Racine and elsewhere is because of the beauty of downtown. With the lake ambiance, it was an easy choice. Downtown Kenosha had an upward trajectory that appealed to me.

    What do you enjoy most about helping your clients/clients?

    I am able to give them a unique experience. I love that we offer gift wrap, bows, boxes and tags. We are proud to hold a Class A liquor license, which allows us to taste and sell premium and locally made liquors, champagnes, wines to complete the Authentic Signature shopping experience. Our customers appreciate the unique items I find and the fact that many products are from other small women-owned businesses. Seeing their faces light up when they hear the stories about the products I find is such a pleasure and the stories are what drives me to choose certain product lines. Additionally, we manufacture many of our own products in-house. Our range of perfumes, hand soaps, body lotions, room sprays and more! We create healthier products for you and your home, including our line of Repour’d candles. I love helping my customers choose healthier, unique items for their home, themselves, and as gifts.

    What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

    Have a solid business plan and a very good understanding of what your brand is. What are your non-negotiables that you want to implement in your business and what are your points of difference? In my experience, Authentique is committed to providing customer service, sales training, and products that are unique and owned by women, when possible. Finally, healthier products for the environment and your body. Being committed to your brand is key. I would also tell all budding entrepreneurs that it will take you a long time to make money! I probably shouldn’t say that, right? Ha!

    Visit us online: https://authentiquegifts.com/

    Kiss Lingerie

    Why did you choose Kenosha as your workplace?

    I have been in downtown Kenosha for over 12 years. I opened a consignment shop in 2009 called Sixth Avenue Consignment Shop after quitting my corporate job. I live in the community and realized that there were no retail outlets where women could find quality clothing and accessories, let alone underwear that actually fit! This is how Bisou Lingerie was born. We opened in the back of our resale store and grew our inventory over 2.5 years. In February 2017, we opened Bisou Lingerie as a stand-alone business at our current location. I’m staying here because the ladies of Kenosha deserve a boutique as beautiful as the lakeside. They also deserve bras that fit!!!

    What do you enjoy most about helping your clients/clients?

    There is a statistic that 80% of women wear the wrong size bra. Our mission is to ensure that everyone who walks into our store leaves with quality products and bras that fit. When our installers work their magic and finally find the right products for our customers, they hug us, cry or jump for joy! There’s nothing more rewarding than helping women feel confident and empowered by providing the foundation to feel better.

    What advice do you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

    My advice to aspiring entrepreneurs is that it’s never too late to pursue your dreams and passions. I was 50 when I opened my first business and hope to continue for at least another decade…..you can have a second chapter in your career and take all your life experience and apply it to your current aspirations. Stay humble, ask for help when you need it, and above all, never give up!!

    Visit us online: https://www.bisoubras.com/

    Olivier’s Bakery

    Why did you choose Kenosha as your workplace?

    The company was created long before I started working at Oliver. He was a pillar of the Community. From the minute I started, I felt a connection to the customers and the product. It was an easy decision to choose to keep Kenosha having one more place to be proud of. I was born and raised here, it’s a big city. This is my home and I wanted to keep giving back to the people who believed in me.

    What do you enjoy most about helping your clients/clients?

    As a small business, you have the opportunity to get to know and work with your customers on a one-to-one basis. Whether it’s designing a cake or just hearing about what’s going on in your customer’s life. Building a relationship with the people who walk through your door is an achievement that I’m proud to say Oliver’s is all about. The personal touch with a community that believes in you.

    What advice do you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

    A small business is a lot of work. You should ask yourself if this is really what you want to do. The advice I have to give is this:

    You must have passion and desire for whatever you want to do. Always be open to reinventing yourself and learn from your mistakes and achievements. Realize that it is the people you give to who drive you forward and who will support you. Make your employees feel appreciated. Keep in mind and tell yourself every day that I love my job. And when all is said and done, the hard work and the results are worth it.

    Visit us online: https://oliversbakery.com/

    Khroma nail salon

    Why did you choose Kenosha as your workplace?

    I fell in love with the growing community and the existence of local family businesses. The location is great as it is close between Chicago and Milwaukee. It’s nice to really connect with people and that tends to get lost in big cities. I moved to Kenosha in 2009 and when I realized this was my home I wanted to build my footprint and help grow it.

    What do you enjoy most about helping your clients/clients?

    I like to give people a break in their day to take care of themselves (or a ventilation session). People just need that sometimes. It almost goes hand in hand with the nail salon experience. I love helping people channel their own expression through their nails. The importance of nail quality will always be the foundation of any nail salon’s success, but my favorite thing is having my own creative outlet through my work. I thrive on it. And when I collaborate with my clients to achieve their ideal look (whether it’s as simple as the perfect color/shape or the most intricate design), it really makes me happy.

    What advice do you give to aspiring entrepreneurs?

    Work hard and stay humble. As we develop our talents and work towards entrepreneurship, it’s easy to lose the real energy that drew people to you when you started. As you evolve, your industry will most certainly evolve too. So never stop learning!


    Public funds available for IT | Education


    Des Moines Gazette Office

    DES MOINES — The state is making more than half a million dollars available to prepare K-12 teachers to teach computer science.

    “Computer science is a core skill set necessary for student success and an added advantage for recruitment into high-demand careers in a rapidly changing, technology-driven workplace,” Governor Kim said. Reynolds. “These scholarships equip more teachers with the tools and resources to prepare K-12 students in computer science.”

    “Through computing, students learn critical thinking, problem-solving, and reasoning skills that are transferable across disciplines and academic fields,” added Ann Lebo, director of the Department of Education at the Iowa.

    Reynolds and the department announced $506,084 in annual awards to prepare K-12 teachers in 136 school districts and nonpublic schools to teach computer science.

    The Computer Science Professional Development Incentive Fund scholarships are part of a commitment to expand computer science education in K-12 schools. In 2017, SF 274 established the fund to pay for teacher professional development, including training to teach specific computer science courses and earning in-depth college credentials to teach computer science. In 2020, Reynolds proposed and the Legislature passed HF 2629 requiring K-12 schools to provide computer training to all students, beginning with high schools in 2022-23.

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    BRONSINK: Memories of a fallen colleague started the day in the Iowa Senate on Wednesday.

    Josh Bronsink, who worked on the staff of Senate Republicans, died March 11 of COVID-19, according to his obituary. Brosnick, who is survived by his wife and two children, died less than a week after his 48th birthday.

    On Wednesday morning, senators honored Bronsink with a Senate resolution, which was read by Republican Senators Jeff Edler of State Center and Mark Costello of Imogene.

    Next, two democrats, the senses. Amanda Ragan of Mason City and Joe Bolkcom of Iowa City spoke in memory of Bronsink.

    Bolkcom said Bronsink will be remembered for his knowledge and work for the state, as well as his sense of humor.

    “Josh was one of the smartest, kindest, most caring people in this building,” Bolkcom said. “That made him the perfect person to handle anything related to human resources. He has become an expert on all things caring for Iowans in need. We could count on Josh for good advice. …

    “Josh,” Bolkcom added, “we miss you. We love you. Rest in peace.”

    ANTISEMITISM DEFINED: Governor Kim Reynolds has signed into law a bill that defines anti-Semitism in state law, and another that prohibits the state pension fund from owning stock in a company that boycott Israel.

    House File 2220 places in state law the definition of anti-Semitism as defined by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. This bill was unanimously approved by the Senate, 48-0, and passed by the House, 66-31.

    House File 2373 is designed to target the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, which announced last July that its ice cream would no longer be sold in disputed territories in Israel. This bill was passed by the Senate, 40-5, and the House, 61-35.

    “Today we express Iowa’s enduring support for the State of Israel and our categorical rejection of anti-Semitism,” Reynolds said in a press release. “Together, these bills send an important message: Iowa continues to stand with the State of Israel, one of America’s most important and trusted allies, while fighting against all forms of religious and ethnic discrimination.

    Reynolds also signed the following bills: SF 2119, a law relating to cosmetology and the practice of threading; SF2266, a law relating to compensation limits for school corporation board members; HF2466, a law regarding signature requirements for appointments of county supervisor candidates; and SF2325, a Workforce Housing Tax Incentive Program Act.

    COLLEGE SAVINGS PLAN: For the ninth time in 16 years, the Iowa 529 College Savings Plan has reduced its fees for participants.

    “By reducing fees, we’re allowing families to keep more money in their accounts,” said Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald. “Every little bit saved can go a long way toward helping Iowans afford the educational adventure of a lifetime.”

    Effective April 1, the annual asset-based fee for the plan’s investment options will decrease by 5.5%, bringing the price down from 0.19% to 0.18% or $1.80 per $1,000 invested annually.

    Since Fitzgerald launched the plan, College Savings Iowa has grown to more than $6.3 billion in assets, of which more than $3.8 billion has been used for education expenses.

    Iowa taxpayers who are participants in College Savings Iowa can deduct the first $3,522 they contribute per beneficiary account from their taxable income in the state in 2022, subject to federal tax regulations.

    For more information, visit https://www.collegesavingsiowa.com/.

    TITLE FEES: A bill to increase the cost of registering vehicle titles and obtaining a certificate of title has passed the House Ways and Means Committee over Democratic objections. HF 870 would allow Iowans to register their vehicle titles with any county treasurer’s office.

    The fees, which in some cases have not increased since 1989, would provide $22 million to county budgets, relieving pressure for property tax increases, said Rep. Jane Bloomingdale, R-Northwood.

    However, Rep. Chuck Isenhart, D-Dubuque, pointed out that the fee is based on vehicle prices, which have increased significantly over the past two years.

    “Now is not the time to nickel and dim Iowans with $5 and $10 raises for the privileges of paying much more to register their vehicles,” he said.

    The bill, approved Aug. 14, would increase fees for new registration, new title, replacement title and salvage title, manufacturer buy-back and security. Fees now range from $1 to $11, with most being $7.50.

    LEGALIZED MARIJUANA: Senate Democrats attempted to propose the legalization of recreational marijuana in Iowa during a debate on a bill on criminal penalties for heroin possession.

    Since minority Democrats are unable to set the legislative agenda, they chose the heroin bill for their amendment that would regulate marijuana the same way alcohol is regulated in the state. Majority Republicans rejected the proposed amendment with a procedural ruling, ruling it was irrelevant to the original bill.

    Bolkcom was among Democrats who spoke in favor of the proposal. He called the marijuana ban a “costly failure.”

    “He broke up too many families, upended too many livelihoods, pushed too many children into poverty,” Bolkcom said of marijuana law enforcement. He also noted data that shows marijuana laws disproportionately impact black Iowans, who are seven times more likely to be arrested for possession of marijuana, the nation’s worst disparity, even though blacks and Whites use marijuana at similar rates, according to a study by the American Civil Liberties Union.

    The bill, HF 2462, passed the Senate by a 44-5 vote.

    TAX CODE CHANGES: The Senate passed legislation that would address a myriad of elements of the state’s tax code, including exempting certain products from state sales tax, expanding sections and services used in the manufacture of food that are exempt from sales tax, the exemption up to $20,000 in the National Guard, pay from state income tax, extend an exemption personal income tax on capital gains for certain stock sales and reduce the bank franchise tax rate.

    SF 2372 passed 43 to 6.

    Senator Dan Dawson, R-Council Bluffs, called the legislation “a continuation of the rebuilding of Iowa’s tax code for a better tax code for the 21st century.”

    18 Best Skincare Products for Milia to Get Smoother Skin


    When looking for products to treat milia, look for certain ingredients that can clear out clogged follicles. “Look for products that contain benzoyl peroxide – in particular, the 5% formulation is just as effective but less irritating to the skin than higher concentrations),” says Rodney. “Products containing salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids are also excellent. The most important point to note is that they will not remove your milia overnight, so be patient. Excessive use of these products or rubbing the milia will only irritate your skin.”

    You can also favor ingredients that promote rolling. “Certain ingredients may be helpful in preventing milia formation, including retinoids to help regulate skin cell turnover, prevent dead skin buildup, and exfoliating acids to help slough off dead skin cells,” explains Garshick. “When it comes to retinoids, over-the-counter retinols, retinol alternatives, and prescription retinoids can be used. In some cases, it can be applied as a spot treatment, but often it’s best to apply everywhere to prevent new ones from coming.”

    You will want to avoid products that could make the situation worse. Viscusi recommends staying away from pore-clogging products and heavy creams, especially around the eyes. Jenny Liu, MD, FAAD, says consistent use is key here, but she doesn’t recommend using all of these ingredients at once. “Avoid areas like the eyelid, neck and lips, which can cause irritation,” she adds.

    And don’t overdo the treatment — these products won’t clear milia overnight, so patience is key. Be careful not to over-scrub or overuse the products.

    Ready to try treating or preventing milia at home? Take a look at these options below.

    Zorbies premium quality washable and reusable incontinence underwear for men and women is now available in the UK.


    Zorbies Incontinence Underwear

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    Zorbies Reusable Incontinence Underwear

    Zorbies reusable incontinence underwear is now expanding its distribution in the UK, as well as 100 other countries.

    Based on how American consumers have embraced Zorbies over the past two years, we believe our brand has international appeal.

    —Michael Alexander Krzyston

    MIAMI, FLORIDA, USA, March 25, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Zorbies is an American brand of washable and reusable incontinence underwear for men and women that has so far focused solely on the market American. The brand is now expanding its distribution to the UK, as well as 100 other countries, via eBay.

    “Based on how American consumers have adopted Zorbies over the past two years, we believe our brand has international appeal. Customers are adopting Zorbies over disposables and other washable brands because they love the superior protection and confidence they get from the extra coverage and superior absorbency of Zorbies. Some even liken it to a new breath of life. And comfort comes up in almost every conversation and review, and c is an important part of our 5-star ratings. Customers, especially men, love that Zorbies look like regular underwear, and Zorbies have even been called sexy! Many customers also tell us that they feel good about helping the environment by not dumping hundreds of disposables a year in landfills.We think all of these reasons will also resonate well across the board. the international, and that is why we are now addressing the UK market. said a Zorbies spokesperson.

    The brand’s women’s line includes women’s Zorbies, a winning blend of superior performance, style and comfort. Zorbies classic style washable dry pants have one of the highest levels of absorbency on the US market, managing 20-25% more moisture than other leading brands. This superior protection is offered by our exclusive Multi-Layer Absorption System which has more coverage, more layers. Most other reusable incontinence underwear for women is protected only in the small crotch area. The Zorbies have a wider and higher front protection panel, multi-layer absorption in the “crucial” zone, as well as moisture management throughout the extended protection zone. Soft, silky, 4-way stretch fabrics and a wider no-roll waistband are responsible for the Women’s Zorbies 5-star ratings for comfort.

    The brand’s male products include Zorbies for men with an exclusive built-in absorption system and PocketWear for men for use with incontinence pads for men.

    Zorbies for men have several features that set them apart from other washable incontinence briefs on the market, starting with the front protection panel that is up to 50% wider to catch leaks facing east or west . The product also has more protective layers, up to 8 in the highest absorbency product – this adds up to 30% more total coverage and protection. A contoured pouch and soft, 4-way stretch fabric are the comfort factor in the product’s 5-star rating. Pouch provides comfortable support. 4-way stretch outer fabric provides a snug fit for gap-free coverage and flexibility for easy, comfortable range of motion.

    Men’s Washable PocketWear is padded men’s underwear that is completely unique to the US market. It is designed to help pad wearers get better protection from their incontinence pad by keeping it more securely in place. PocketWear has a 2-layer pocket. The first layer wicks moisture into the cushion, the second layer under the cushion is waterproof to reinforce the moisture barrier of the cushion. The product adapts to many sizes and levels of pads. If needs change, just choose the right buffer to meet those new needs.

    About the Zorbies
    Zorbies is a premium brand of high quality washable protective underwear for women and men. Product lines include:

    Men: Men’s Zorbies | Incontinence Pocket Clothing for Men | Men’s Incontinence Sportswear

    Women: Zorbies for women | Women’s Padded Underwear | menstrual underwear for women

    How to find us, get product details and buy:

    • Explore Zorbies and get product details on our official website – start at zorbies.com home and don’t miss our reviews
    • Visit our international page for a full list of countries Zorbies can now be shipped to, as well as a link to our US eBay store where you can place orders

    The Zorbies brand and zorbies.com are owned and operated by Ready to Buy, LLC, a US corporation. Contact [email protected] for more information.

    Michael Alexander Krzyston
    Ready to Buy, LLC
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    Local artist’s work featured in Dillard stores across the country


    Next time you go to Dillard’s, you might see a clothing line featuring artwork by a local artist.

    Midlander Carrie Hawkins’ artwork isn’t just limited to clothing in local Dillards, it can be found in Dillards across the country.

    “It’s been a dream,” says Hawkins.

    Some of Hawkins’ work on display at Dillard’s in Midland

    Last year, she worked with Dillard’s to incorporate her artistic work into a children’s clothing line called Edge Hill collection it’s at Dillard’s all over America.

    “It’s very weird to see my face in Dillard’s face,” Hawkins says. “And people send me pictures of Dillard’s in Washington DC”

    Her work spans children’s dresses, boys’ and girls’ swimwear, and sweater blankets.

    It all started seven years ago when she started her business pearl door designs.

    It’s a watercolor that does everything from art prints to wallpaper, wrapping paper and more.

    “I’ve always been interested in children’s fashion,” says Hawkins. “My style is very feminine and whimsical. It kind of fueled my other life interests, and the worlds collided.

    Her work was eventually noticed by Dillard, which brought her to this point. She says her work is her passion and every piece of artwork on every piece of clothing has a lot of love in it.

    “I hope every boy and girl who wears it can see that these pieces are created by hand, that there is so much love in them.”

    This Saturday (March 24), you can meet Carrie and discover her work. She will be at Dillard’s in Midland from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. to talk about her product and do a fashion show.

    Dragons’ Den’s Steven Bartlett and Touker Suleyman in furious row over £90 bras


    DRAGONS’ Den stars Stephen Bartlett and Touker Suleyman were embroiled in a furious row tonight – over £90 worth of bras.

    Business tycoons yelled at each other in animated scenes as Edinburgh-based lingerie company Love Rose made their business pitch for a £70,000 investment.


    Stephen Bartlett was caught up in a furious argument with Touker Suleyman
    Touker did not hold back


    Touker did not hold back
    The pair fell out over bras worth over £90


    The pair fell out over bras worth over £90

    Entrepreneurs Caroline Kennedy Alexander and Sarah Bell Jones have created luxury post-surgery underwear designed to be “sleek and sexy” for cancer survivors.

    Caroline told the Dragons: “A bra isn’t just a functional item, it’s emotional support. We support our ladies in more than one way.

    “It’s not just about physical scars, it’s also about emotional scars.”

    She also revealed that she had battled breast cancer twice, had a double mastectomy and lost a sister to the disease.

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    But titan Touker warned them that building a brand would be “difficult” because of their “very small USP”.

    He urged the couple to expand their brand to accommodate pregnant and breastfeeding women before being interrupted by a furious Stephen who fumed: “I think that’s the opposite of Touker, I have to be honest .”

    Touker immediately fired back, “I’ve been in this business for 45 years, so don’t tell me. I’m telling you exactly what I think.”

    But Stephen went on to shout, “I’ve built some of the greatest marketing brands in the world!”

    He added: “You don’t want a super broad, unimaginative brand if you want to build a brand among a small group of people.

    “A really clear and powerful story grounded in the loss of her sister targeting a niche audience that has a really big issue in their life with a clear and emotional message, I mean, what else do you want?”

    Touker retorted, “Well invest then!”

    Social media users couldn’t get enough of the bickering Dragons, in what becomes a weekly event.

    One said, “Touker vs. Steven is amazing viewing every week. Old school meets new school.”

    Another joked: “Touker and Steven oxen, it’s so funny.”

    Meanwhile, a third added, “Touker and Steven…the pettiness…the drama…I LOVE IT.”


    But they were less than impressed with the lingerie on display – with bras carrying a price tag of £85-£90.

    One fumed: ‘£85 for a bra is extortion when the women who need to buy them probably don’t have the disposable income to afford to buy them in the first place.’

    A second said: ‘Their target audience are women who have been through physical and emotional pain, who potentially have shitty sick pay, and they’re going to charge them £85 for a bra?’

    And a third wrote: “As a breast cancer survivor, I was very impressed with these bras.

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    “But £85 is really incredibly expensive, especially as I have limited salary and income due to illness. I will stick with M&S and their drug free post-surgery bras. ‘tax. I got out.’

    The Dragons, unfortunately, seemed to be on board – with big ticket items and the niche market, Caroline and Sarah were walking away from the Den empty-handed.

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    GHK Capital Partners raises $410m for oversubscribed inaugural fund


    GHK Capital Partners LP (“GHK”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, has announced the final closing of GHK Fund I (the “Fund”). GHK accepted $410 million in aggregate capital commitments, surpassing its original target of $350 million and surpassing its hard cap of $400 million.

    This is the first private equity fund raised by GHK, which targets control investments in successful mid-market industrial companies in North America. GHK was founded in 2018 by Gilbert H. Klemann after a seventeen-year career at Goldman Sachs where he led private equity control investments in various North American end markets. The majority of GHK’s investment team joined from Goldman Sachs.

    “We are grateful and humbled by the investor support for our inaugural fund,” commented Gil Klemann, Managing Partner. “We believe this successful fundraising is a testament to our differentiated value proposition and the exceptional team we have built over the past four years.”

    GHK’s investment strategy combines active ownership, extensive industry experience and a relationship-driven partnership approach in seeking to generate investment opportunities with asymmetric risk returns. GHK goes beyond traditional value creation levers and focuses on building a long-term organic growth strategy to maximize business value and build industry leaders with superior financial performance. and sustainable.

    The Fund’s investor base consists of a diverse group of insurance companies, financial institutions, funds of funds, public pension plans and high net worth businesses and families. The Fund currently holds two investments, Hasa Inc. and ITS Logistics. Hasa is a leading manufacturer and marketer of high quality water treatment products used to sanitize and maintain water systems for the recreational, industrial and municipal end markets. ITS Logistics is a rapidly growing third-party logistics company that provides asset-light brokerage services, dedicated asset-based fleet transportation, and omnichannel distribution and fulfillment services.

    Prior to raising the fund, GHK raised single-asset segregated funds to make two investments, Brown & Settle Inc., a leading provider of site development services for data centers, and Supreme Cabinetry Brands, a leading manufacturer of high-end semi-custom cabinets.

    The Private Funds Advisory Group of Moelis & Company LLC served as placement agent and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP served as legal counsel in the formation of the Fund.

    About GHK Capital Partners

    GHK is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused on making control investments in industrial companies in North America. GHK targets established businesses with strong free cash flow margins and multiple avenues for organic growth and operational improvement. For more information, visit www.ghk.com.

    Paul Klein is quickly becoming music’s biggest style icon


    LANY has released not one but two albums during this pandemic. How has being at home and not being able to tour impacted your creativity?

    It was really tough. It’s still hard. We released our third album, Mom’s son, on October 2, 2020, and it became pretty clear in the middle of 2020 that we weren’t going to be touring anytime soon. Music needs moments to latch onto, and people need life experiences to really fall in love with the songs, and touring is such an important part of that. The day after the album came out, it was like “Alright, now what?“We can either sit on the couch and wait for the world to open up again, or we can go make another album and also sit on the sofa and wait for the world to reopen. So we made another album.

    Mom’s son was a complete and total departure from what people know of LANY. The way I had talked about this album was like when you go out with someone for a year or two and you want to take it to the next level. You think to yourself, “I should take you home and meet my family and friends, just to contextualize my existence for you. There’s going to be things you like and things you don’t like, but it’s just a necessary step, and we should do it.” And that’s what Mom’s son was with our fans – we were bringing them home. Hey, we’re not from Los Angeles. We’re this West Coast pop band that’s cool and doing our thing, but we’re actually from middle-income families, from Central America, from Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Missouri, and we would love to show you that side of us for a second. So what GG BB XX was like, “Okay, everything went well at home. We’re still together. Now let’s go back to regular programming, but let’s do it on a really big pop scale.” So we went to make a big pop album.

    Your style is sick and so individualized. Has your style always been like this or has it evolved over time?

    I remember getting into it when I was in college. I’m from Oklahoma and I didn’t fit in. I worked on a ranch during the summers, so I know what guys generally look and wear in Oklahoma. I was the first child to wear skinny jeans. I remember bleaching my hair and everyone thought I was so different. I feel like I know when things will come back. I used to go to Dave’s in New York before construction clothes was a thing, before everybody wore Carhartt, and I would buy all the camo pants that nobody wanted, and I wore them. I remember wearing camo pants in 2015 and people were like, “What are you wearing?“I was way too early.

    I also started painting my nails in 2018 and then Harry Styles decides to paint his nails in 2020 and is apparently the first guy on the planet to do so. So I was like, “I’m just too early again.” I love clothes, I love clothes, I love style, I just love expressing myself in a really unique way. I used to pay the price for it because I was from Oklahoma, but now people think it’s really cool, but I was completely mocked and ridiculed for it.

    Suring’s Kelly Casper appears in court on bogus jail term charges


    OCONTO — Suring Superintendent Kelly Casper made her first appearance Wednesday morning on six counts of false imprisonment related to the Jan. 18 strip searches of students for vaping devices or cartridges.

    Casper, who was placed on paid administrative leave on March 2 after a special Suring School Board meeting, was surrounded in court by more than 40 people who attended the hearing on her behalf.

    Several of the students who were searched and their parents were also present.

    District Attorney Edward Burke asked Judge Michael T. Judge to establish a $5,000 signing bond for Casper, 51, of Coleman, and that she has no contact with the students or their parents. Burke added that a parent had asked that she not be allowed on school property, but said he would not ask because that limitation would be up to the school board.

    Defense attorney Nicholson Ganser said a signature bond would be appropriate because Casper has strong ties to the community. He noted that she had lived with her family in the same house for 21 years and had been an educator in area schools for 27 years, including eight years as Superintendent of Suring.

    Ganser also said that because Casper had been suspended, she would not be in school unless called by the board.

    Victim Witness Coordinator Rachel Race read a statement from a student, who wrote that she thought Casper should be out of school because of ‘what she did to hurt me. uncomfortable” and made her PTSD worse.

    “I’m scared to go to the bathroom without them thinking I’m going to do something wrong,” the student wrote.

    Raelene Helminger, a parent of one of the students who was searched, told the judge that “I just hope you find the courage in your heart to do the right thing and keep it away from these children until until things are over.”

    The judge, who ordered the signing bond and conditions, also set April 28 for a hearing on a motion to dismiss the charges filed by Casper’s attorney. Madison’s Corey Chirafisi argues that the criminal complaint does not provide enough facts for a judge to find probable cause for the charges.

    The motion claims the students were ‘not genuinely restrained or confined’ to a bathroom adjacent to the nurse’s offices and were taken there so that the searches could be conducted in private. He also noted that the state allows students to be removed from classrooms and confined.

    Burke, when announcing the charges, said Casper lacked the legal authority to confine the students. He said the children were not given the opportunity to call their parents before being confined to the toilets and were only given a choice between a search by Casper or a police officer.

    In the criminal complaint, the six girls told an investigator from the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office similar stories of how they were taken to a bathroom in the nurse’s office and told to remove their clothes down to their underwear. Two of the girls were allowed to keep their leggings on because they said they weren’t wearing underwear.

    Before filing the bogus jail charges on Feb. 28, District Attorney Edward Burke weighed whether charges could be brought against the searches, but ultimately determined that they did not violate state law because the private student areas were not exposed.

    One student, however, claimed her breasts were exposed when she lifted her up or pulled her bra away from her body during the search.

    The girls were between 14 and 17 at the time.

    Searches revealed two vape cartridges. Another student confessed to spraying on her.

    Separately, Madison’s attorney Jeff Olson sent a Feb. 15 “notice of occurrence giving rise to a claim” regarding the strip searches of five students to three Suring School District employees and the police chief. of Suring. Such a notice is the first step in seeking damages from a public entity.

    Olson apparently only represents four of the girls who were searched — law enforcement documents identified six girls — because the notice submitted to the district only notes what happened to five students, four girls and one boy.

    Seemingly in response, the school board on March 9 approved the hiring of Green Bay attorney Abby Tilkens to conduct an investigation to examine the involvement of district employees in the searches.

    The district is currently led by former Shawano and Gillett superintendent Todd Carlson, who was appointed acting superintendent by the board on March 9, effective March 21.

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    Launch of LuLu Lingerie Ltd in Ghana with the opening of a store in Osu


    A customer at a LuLu store located in Osu

    LuLu Lingerie Limited is the creator and marketer of LuLu®, West Africa’s premier homewear destination for all shapes and sizes.

    LuLu offers quality brand name loungewear for men, women and children in an assortment of sizes and styles to suit all body styles and shapes.

    Brands include LuLu, Hanes, Bali, Just My Size, L’eggs, Playtex, Wonderbra, Shock Absorber and Maidenform.

    LuLu stores sell bras, panties, shapewear, men’s underwear, men’s underwear, children’s underwear, socks, t-shirts and other clothing sports in Nigeria.

    The company sells more units of underwear than any of its competitors, redefining this category of the retail market in Nigeria, West Africa’s largest economy.

    LuLu store is open in Osu Accra.

    The 46 square meter retail store is open, in the heart of Osu, Accra. This upper level store of fashion boutique Belinda Baidoo features contemporary architecture and across the street Buka restaurants.

    LuLu Lingerie is equipped with bespoke fixtures and fittings, a spacious walk-in closet, as well as a projection installation featuring exclusive brands.

    LuLu offers a wide range of customer service, including professional bra fitting and service that educates customers on unknown brands that offer design and fit elements they haven’t been exposed to before. .

    The depth of the brands allows LuLu customers to make informed decisions about what is best for them in terms of size, style, fit, design, fabric and price.

    Positioned as a pioneer and category leader in the lingerie industry in West Africa, the company will open additional stores over the next 36 months to meet growing demand for quality loungewear in mass prices.

    LuLu is also available for purchase online at www.lululingerie.ng

    About LuLu Lingerie Limited

    LuLu Lingerie Limited (LuLu®) is the Ghanaian wholesale distributor and retailer of multi-brand underwear, nightwear and intimate apparel.

    As an authorized HanesBrands reseller and wholesale distributor, LuLu focuses on quality loungewear to meet the growing demand in West Africa, with a strong focus on the Ghana and Nigeria retail market.

    Delta Air Lines in talks for 100 B737 MAX – report


    Delta Air Lines (DL, Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson) is in talks with Boeing regarding a new order for up to 100 B737 MAXs, comprising mostly or exclusively B737-10s, which could result in a deal in April 2022, Reuters reported. quoting two people inside. sources.

    Neither party has commented.

    Delta Air Lines remains the only US incumbent carrier with no B737 MAX in its fleet and no outstanding orders. ch-aviation’s advanced fleets module shows the airline’s previous generation narrowbody fleet includes fifty-seven A319-100s, fifty-six A320-200s, 127 A321-200s, seventy-seven B737s -800 and 159 B737-900(ER )s. It has 155 A321-200NXs on firm order from Airbus but no firm replacement plans for the rest of its narrowbody fleet.

    Delta’s last direct order from Boeing was in 2017 and involved just ten B737-900(ERs), although the airline has since acquired additional second-hand -900(ERs).

    Reports of an imminent Delta B737 MAX order have been circulating for years. More recently, Boeing reportedly tried to convince the carrier with short delivery times, offering white-tail aircraft built but not taken over by other carriers.

    The B737-10, Boeing’s answer to Airbus’ best-selling A321-200neo, has yet to be certified. The manufacturer has so far received orders for 613 units, including 251 from Delta’s rival, United Airlines (which is currently the only American customer of this type). Reuters pointed out that Boeing is working to complete certification of the -10 before the end of 2022 when the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to implement new requirements for cockpit alerts.

    The B737-7 has also not yet been certified, although the manufacturer expects this to happen before -10. In the United States, Southwest Airlines and Allegiant Air have ordered 263 and Thirty -7 respectively.

    Razorback Fans Can’t Travel, So Eric Musselman Will Recruit His Own


    When the hooks were announced and it became apparent that Arkansas would have to move from the East Coast area of ​​Buffalo, NY to the West Coast area of ​​San Francisco, there was a lot of talk about traveling to different coasts .

    However, if Arkansas somehow survived the first two rounds, the most difficult of travel situations, things would improve greatly in California.

    First of all, San Francisco is essentially a second home for Eric Musselman.

    As many people saw, when Musselman saw that there wouldn’t be many Razorback fans who could make the trip to Buffalo, he immediately set about recruiting fans from the area in his “spare time. “.

    He had his custom shoes painted to reflect the city of Buffalo.

    He met everyone who listened to “Bills Mafia” gear and even landed a long private time, Buffalo Bills head coach Sean McDermott and general manager Brandon Beane.

    He then took us on a tour of literally every professional sport in Buffalo and also spent a lot of time openly inflating the city of Buffalo. He even got an official endorsement from the Buffalo Bills on his Twitter, which didn’t go unnoticed in a building full of locals during the Arkansas games.

    Musselman also sub-tweeted a reminder to Golden State fans that he used to plan for them to arrest Kobe Bryant. It’s not just a reminder that he’s one of them, but it’s also a nod of respect to Bryant, who as a bitter enemy on the court has been respected. off the field in California late in life.

    He also already receives Moses Moody gear from San Francisco and uses it to make the connection that to love Golden State is to love Arkansas too. He also wore his San Francisco Warriors jersey during the press conference above out of respect for his love for fans in the area.

    So now you have a former Golden State Warriors coach returning to San Francisco where he has tons of connections and is sure to rock Golden State’s gear while putting a little extra pub behind former Razorback Moses Moody.

    But even when the Hogs are just sneaking in some extra practice in Fayetteville, Musselman doesn’t miss an opportunity to recruit more fans by tagging the Razorbacks with #BayHogs.

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    It will be interesting to see if he teams up for the San Francisco Dons and St. Mary’s Gaels, two Bay Area teams that face Gonzaga every year. It might go too far to wear clothes from other colleges, but if he does, we’ll find out if the West Coast Conference has SEC-like loyalty or if hatred for Gonzaga wins out.

    Somehow, Musselman is going to find a way to even things out as much as possible from a fan perspective. His requests for tickets from people he knows in San Francisco, as well as his mother who will see him coach Arkansas for the first time, far exceeded the three years of ticket requests according to Musselman.

    Also, as someone who has taken young men and women to the east coast to compete and to the west coast to compete, I can say with certainty that everything being an hour earlier (especially just after losing an hour the last week) takes something away from your team. However, the energy of starting it all two hours later, giving everyone plenty of sleep and a more natural rhythm is a huge plus.

    Lunch at 11 a.m. which would be 1 p.m. in Arkansas is a plus. Eating your team meal around 4 p.m. for a 6 p.m. game means eating at a more natural 6 p.m. gathering in Arkansas.

    Speaking of lunch, dinner, or just breaks for entertainment, returning to an area you know as a leader of young men and women makes a huge difference. There’s less stress, a higher quality experience, and there’s just less disruption and opportunity for unnecessary energy consumption.

    Gonzaga has a lot of those advantages too, but if there’s any shenanigans from the locals trying to give a team food poisoning or do anything to keep the players up late at night, it’ll be up to the Bulldogs who bring potential blood sickness to the area, not to Arkansas.

    That’s the beauty of Muss. He is always recruiting.

    One minute it’s stealing from players in your region, the next it’s stealing from fans in your region, which could make for a bit of a shocking environment for Gonzaga.

    After all, San Francisco is the city of Musselman.

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    Sunset Nursing and Rehab Center to help Ukrainian relief


    BOONVILLE — The Sunset Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 232 Academy St., is one of 16 nursing and rehabilitation facilities in the McGuire Group, VestraCare and Absolut Care portfolios coordinating a Ukrainian relief effort at their facilities.

    Community members are invited to drop off items to help Ukrainians until Wednesday, April 6, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

    “As a caregiver organization, we felt compelled to help the people of Ukraine in times of need,” said Amy McKnight, Director of Activities, who leads the initiative on behalf of the three portfolios.

    “We know there are many people within our communities who would like to help in some way and this gives them an option,” she added.

    Items collected will be sent directly to the people of Ukraine through the Ukrainian Dnipro Cultural Center in Buffalo.

    The necessary elements are:


    Tactical scissors, O2 masks, gowns, gloves, surgical masks, bandages, gauze, dressings, tape, sterile wipes, eye protection, tracheostomy kits.


    Pacifiers, bottles, diapers, wipes, Tylenol for children, small toys, feminine hygiene products.


    Energy bars, nuts, instant foods/meats, vitamins, dried fruits, milk powder, oats.


    Black knit gloves, black beanies, prepackaged camping food, matches, underwear, thermal underwear, cotton socks, shoe inserts, headlamps.

    Miscellaneous needs

    Batteries, dog and cat food, soap, shampoo, backpacks, hats, scarves, gloves, pillows, brushes, combs, razors, sleeping bags, fleece blankets.

    At the moment, they only request the specific items from the list. Monetary donations are also accepted by check or designated PalPal account listed on the Cultural Center website at https://www.paypal.com/fundraiser/charity/1438034

    The McGuire Group, VestraCare and Absolut Care provide high quality care at 16 facilities across New York State. Their services include skilled nursing, subacute rehabilitation, memory care, home dialysis, palliative care, and respite and acute care. Learn more at www.mcguiregroup.com, www.vestracare.com and www.absolutcare.com

    Strapless Bras Market Size, Scope, Growth, Competitive Analysis – NORDSTROM LINGERIE, WIGSTICK, Misses Kisses, Breast Shapers


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    Trans athlete Decorah wants to ‘be on the team’ even though Iowa ban won’t let her play


    Coach Scott Pierce gives freshman Gavy Smith some tips for his swing during an indoor practice Thursday at Carrie Lee Elementary in Decorah. After a ban on transgender student-athletes was signed into Iowa law earlier this year, Coach Pierce suggested making Gavy director of golf to allow him to participate in practices and be part of of the team. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

    Decorah freshman Gavy Smith hits the ball Thursday during an indoor practice with the girls and boys golf teams from Carrie Lee Elementary School in Decorah. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

    Decorah freshman Gavy Smith smiles Thursday as she works on hitting soft shots during indoor practice with the Carrie Lee Elementary girls’ golf teams at Decorah. Gavy is one of five freshmen on the team, out of a total of six players this year. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

    Freshmen Gavy Smith and fellow freshmen Elora Schnitzler, left, and freshmen Shelby Hageman, right, watch their coach Scott Pierce demonstrate a short kick during practice on Thursday golf course at Carrie Lee Elementary in Decorah. Gavy plays five sports and says she enjoys participating in multiple sports to learn new things and play with her peers. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

    After finishing indoor practice on Thursday, Decorah freshman Gavy Smith laughs with freshman teammate Sophia Fahey at Carrie Lee Elementary in Decorah. As a transgender athlete, Gavy is not allowed under a new Iowa law to play with the team during games. (Savannah Blake/The Gazette)

    Gavy Smith is a five-sport athlete at Decorah High School.

    She hasn’t been a star in any of the sports she’s tried so far, including volleyball, softball, track and field and bowling, but she enjoys learning new things and playing with her peers .

    “I just like to play sports. I just like to try them,” said Smith, 15. “I have never played golf. I don’t know if I’m good at it. I’m not even good at mini golf. (What matters is) to be part of the team, to be included.

    That’s why a new ban on Iowa’s transgender athletes enacted on March 3 is so painful. Because the law prohibits biological boys from competing on girls’ teams, Gavy, born as Gavin, is limited to being the manager of the girls’ golf team rather than a player.

    Gavy and his mother, Tiffany Smith, traveled to Des Moines on Feb. 10 to speak at an Iowa House education subcommittee meeting against the ban. It was the first time Gavy had spoken publicly about transgender rights.

    “Since it’s something I really believe in and something that really touches me, I knew it was something I had to do,” she said.

    Going public has put Gavy in the spotlight which makes her mother proud, but nervous.

    “I should probably not look at people’s comments because they’re just so hurtful,” Smith said of online comments on the subject. We’re just trying to humanize it a bit more. For some people who haven’t seen it, this can be a strange and difficult thing to grasp. We hope that if Gavy comes out and they see her, it will open people’s hearts and minds a little more.

    “We just have to keep using our voices,” Gavy added.

    Find your identity

    Gavy is like many other teenage girls. She wears small silver earrings, a hoodie, and her long brown hair tied in a ponytail. She works in the product department of Fareway. A perfect evening at home would include sushi and “Gilmore Girls”. Gavy has two brothers – an older and a younger one – and mostly gets along with his parents.

    In third year, Gavy felt different from the boys she knew. Most of her friends were girls, she didn’t play with the same toys as her brothers and one day she decided to wear a dress to school.

    “They reached out to my mom and asked questions,” Gavy said.

    Smith took over the story.

    “When they called me, they wanted to meet to talk about what they had seen and to get an idea of ​​the situation at home, where we were going and how to continue,” he said. she stated. “It was really good to work with them. It was nice.”

    When Gavy went to college, she started using the girls’ locker room to change clothes for the gym and sports. Until a parent files a complaint. Then the school asked Gavy to change in the nurse’s office, which took a year until she was allowed to return to the locker room, Gavy said.

    “The girls were a little more supportive,” she said. “Already before that, most of my friends were girls. They had questions and stuff. I remember sometimes they (the boys) weren’t so supportive and sometimes I was bullied.

    fair competition

    The argument for banning trans girls from competing on girls’ teams is that they will take away starting spots, medals and scholarships from biological girls, who are generally not as tall and strong as boys.

    A speaker at the February 10 legislative meeting cited reports about Lia Thomas, a record-breaking transgender woman as part of the University of Pennsylvania women’s swim team. Thomas competed as a swimmer before undergoing hormone therapy as part of his transition, the Washington Post reported.

    Gavy said her situation was “quite the opposite…because I’ve never been the best on the team. Since I started volleyball, I have always been on a lower team. I’m not saying it’s because I’m transgender and they want to put me on an inferior team. I just think I’m not so good at being placed in a top team.

    House file 2416 requires all schools in Iowa that receive public funding to designate athletic programs as one of the following: open to biological females, open to biological males, or coeducational.

    The law, which passed with sole Republican support and was signed into law by GOP Gov. Kim Reynolds, went into effect immediately. It clarifies that only female students, based on their gender – which can be verified on birth certificates – can participate in any “team, sporting or athletic event” for girls or women. He does not have the same requirement for boys.

    the Iowa High School Athletic Associationwhich governs men’s sports at the high school and college levels, will continue to allow girls to compete on boys’ teams if there is no girls’ team in that sport.

    “We don’t think the law prohibits that,” said the association’s executive director, Tom Keating.

    As for schools designating sports as co-ed to avoid banning trans athletes, Keating hasn’t heard of any districts considering this. The only state-sanctioned mixed competitions are now state golf and tennis meets.

    the Iowa Women’s High School Athletic Union did not respond to attempts by The Gazette to seek comment on how schools and students are affected by the new law.

    And after?

    Gavy and Tiffany Smith aren’t sure exactly what’s next. Gavy began practicing golf, meeting the team in the backyard of his coach, Scott Pierce, until the golf courses opened for the season.

    “I have a large yard with a target green that we can hit as well as a sand trap that I dug many years ago,” Pierce said in an email. “I have a hitting mat and hitting net for the kids to use and also built an elevated putting platform several years ago.”

    Gavy is welcome as a team leader, which Pierce says is in line with the new law.

    “She can participate fully in all practices, with competitions being a different situation,” he said. “She can be part of our team.”

    Becky Smith, executive director of LGBTQ youth advocacy organization Iowa Safe Schoolstold reporters on March 3 that she believes the new state law violates federal law that prohibits sex discrimination.

    Tiffany Smith said she plans to speak with a lawyer at ACLU of Iowabut “nothing (is) certain”.

    “I don’t have a lot of information on the next step we’re going to take, but we’re not done,” she said. “We’re not going to stop and take that.”

    “Once we start, we won’t be stopped,” Gavy added.

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    Chinese driverless delivery startup Whale Dynamic targets US market with $2.5M funding – TechCrunch


    A nascent Nuro challenger from China is targeting the US delivery market and has just raised seed money to further its ambitions.

    Whale Dynamic, a Shenzhen-based self-driving delivery startup founded by Baidu veteran David Chang, said it closed a seed round of around $2.5 million. Qianchuang Capital, a Beijing-based investment firm managed by veterans of major Chinese financial institutions, led the round, with participation from Shangbang Huizhong, a Chinese fund backed by property developers.

    Founded in 2018, Whale Dynamic develops driverless Nuro-like delivery vans, designed to do away with the steering wheel and driver’s seat. And like Nuro, whose delivery robots are made by BYD, it is using a Chinese automaker to produce its self-driving vehicles, the name of which cannot yet be revealed because the deal has not been finalized.

    Whale Dynamic’s slight advantage over Nuro is cost, surmises Chang, who worked as a product manager at Baidu’s Smart Driving Group. Nuro assembles parts in the United States while complete production of Whale Dynamic’s vehicles, from manufacturing to assembly, takes place in China, giving it a price advantage over its American counterpart. His vehicles cost around $20,000 each.

    The latest financial injection will allow Whale Dynamic to expand its current team of 30 employees and explore product use cases in China and the United States. Led by engineering director Qi Wei, a native of Huawei, the company aims to have its first prototype car tested in select Chinese cities in May.

    In China, Whale Dynamic faces competition from retail tech giants like Meituan and JD.com, which began testing their own cargo delivery vehicles only last year. Chang believes his company’s technology, which takes the slower and more expensive route of R&D and testing on passenger cars rather than directly building the boxes on wheels, can better stand the test of time.

    Whale Dynamic’s test fleet using passenger cars

    Chang eventually wants to base his business in the United States and target express delivery services and supermarkets there. “You can test things much faster for less in China,” Chang explains why he started in China.

    As Chinese and U.S. regulators step up scrutiny of tech companies for potential national security risks, companies that straddle the two countries will have to heed tougher regulations or choose sides. TuSimple, a California-based self-driving trucking company backed by a subsidiary of Chinese social media giant Sina, is looking to sell its Chinese unit, Reuters reported.

    Most of TuSimple’s vehicles operate in the United States with a smaller fleet operating in China. But US regulators have raised concerns about the company’s Chinese track record and access to data from its China office, which reportedly led to TuSimple’s decision to offload its China unit.

    Safety compliance is a priority at Whale Dynamic, says Chang. When entering the US market, the startup will opt for US cloud services like AWS and Google Cloud; its Chinese team will handle hardware development only. The company’s main suppliers are also American – Oster for lidar (and Israel-based Innoviz, which has offices in the US), and Nvidia and Intel for chips. Unlike Nuro, which operates its own fleets, Whale Dynamic plans to only offer off-the-shelf vehicles and software as a service, leaving the operational part to its customers, which should limit the amount of sensitive data that the startup can glean. .

    Georgians wear out Dayton in 70-54 NCAA Tournament win


    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Jenna Staiti scored 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds as sixth-seeded Georgia beat No. 11 Dayton 70-54 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Tournament on Friday night.

    Que Morrison added 16 points for the Bulldogs (21-9) while Jillian Hollingshead scored 15 points.

    “We had a couple of weeks off and I think that was important for us,” Staiti said of the Bulldogs’ hiatus after the SEC Tournament. “We flipped a switch.”

    Makira Cook led the Flyers (26-6) with 21 points. Jenna Giacone added 16.

    The first half featured six lead changes and four draws, before Georgia took control.

    Morrison scored to give the Bulldogs a 25-20 advantage. Hollingshead followed with a jumper and a layup that pushed the margin to 29-22.

    A 3-pointer from Morrison extended Georgia’s lead to 38-26 with 2:31 left in the second quarter.

    Dayton continued to struggle with the size of the Bulldogs as Hollingshead and Staiti, both 6-foot-4, continually found defensive mismatches.

    “The position is a little tough,” Hollingshead said. “You are beaten there, but you never give up.”

    The duo connected on back-to-back baskets to give Georgia a 54-41 lead with 2:07 left in the third quarter.

    Dayton shot 36 percent from the floor and was passed 48-31.

    “I think their size and physicality disrupted a lot of what we were trying to do,” Flyers coach Shauna Green said.


    Georgia is making its 35th NCAA Tournament appearance in the event’s 40-year history, tying the Bulldogs with Stanford for second place on the all-time roster. Tennessee leads with 40 NCAA appearances. Georgia was looking for its 58th victory in the tournament.


    Dayton struggled to match its steamy shoot from two nights earlier. The Flyers made 13 of 23 3-pointers in an 88-57 win over DePaul on Wednesday. Against Georgia, they made just two of their first seven attempts from behind the arc. Dayton finished 6 of 18 from long range.


    Georgia advances to meet the winner of Friday’s game between Iowa State and Texas-Arlington in a second-round game on Sunday.


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    The men’s nightwear and underwear market is set to accelerate in size to $42.15 billion by 2028 due to growing awareness of personal hygiene and changing lifestyles of men. consumers | million ideas


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    The Global Night market and men’s underwear The size is expected to reach USD 42.15 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 5.2% over the forecast period, according to a new report by Million Insights. The rising popularity of nightwear and underwear owing to the growing awareness of personal hygiene and health is driving the growth of the market. Factors such as growing middle class population and rising consumer spending on men’s clothing in developing and developed economies are further driving the market growth. Additionally, increasing disposable income and urbanization across the globe along with changing lifestyles and consumer preferences are expected to accelerate the growth of the market in the coming years.

    Manufacturers are investing to produce innovative products and attractive design patterns in the context of fashion, fabric, style, print and color which is expected to propel the market growth during the period of forecast. Positive demographic trends along with changing consumer preferences coupled with fashion trends are expected to accelerate the growth of the market. Growing organized retail increasing the availability of men’s sleepwear and underwear coupled with an increase in ready-to-wear (RTW) products is accelerating the growth of the market.

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    The COVID-19 pandemic had suspended overnight transportation and men’s underwear services for a short time in many countries. The closure of the manufacturing sector, retail stores and commercial activities, as well as several restrictions on the movement of people have disrupted or stopped the supply chain of non-essential products by measures arising from the restrictions related to COVID-19. In addition, logistics and foreign trade of products are disrupted due to the pandemic which is affecting the entire value chain in several countries.

    The sleepwear segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 5.7% from 2021 to 2028. The increasing use of men’s sleepwear due to rising fashion trends in both developed and developing economies propels the growth of the market. Additionally, factors such as rising consumer spending on sleepwear and growing retail penetration are propelling the growth of this segment.

    The online segment is expected to register the fastest CAGR of 6.0% from 2021 to 2028. Increasing internet and smartphone penetration across the globe is accelerating the growth of this segment. Additionally, an increase in product sales through various company-owned websites and e-commerce platforms is expected to propel the growth of the online distribution channel segment over the forecast period.

    Asia-Pacific has made the largest contribution to the global market with a revenue share of over 35% in 2020 due to changing lifestyles, increasing urbanization and increasing disposable income consumers. Changing fashion trends coupled with changing consumer preferences in this region are expected to propel the growth of the market in the coming years. Also, the presence of huge customer base in countries like China and India is expected to further fuel the demand for men’s sleepwear and underwear products.

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    • Asia-Pacific held the largest revenue share of over 35% in 2020 due to changing consumer preferences

    • Sleepwear is expected to forecast the fastest CAGR of 5.7% from 2021 to 2028 due to rising consumer spending

    • The offline distribution channel segment held the largest share of revenue in 2020, contributing over 75% of total revenue thanks to a well-established distribution network across the globe

    • North America is expected to see the fastest CAGR of 5.8% from 2021 to 2028 due to growing demand for premium and luxury sleepwear and underwear products

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    • Middle East and Africa

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    Jennifer Lopez looks so toned in sexy lingerie pics on IG

    • Jennifer Lopez posted a photo on Instagram showing extremely toned abs while wearing lacy lingerie.
    • The photo is part of a Dolce and Gabbana eyewear campaign.
    • The 52-year-old trainer previously shared the actress’ gym routine and how she stays healthy despite her busy schedule.

      Just when you think she couldn’t be prettier, Jennifer Lopez steps it up a notch. The 52-year-old actress is beaming with confidence in a new cheeky lingerie photo posted to Instagram, and it’s definitely a sight to behold.

      In the photo, the Marry me The star dons a black lace two-piece set with a polka-dot mesh lining that lets her skin show through. The top features a cleavage-lined V-strap detail and stirrup straps are attached at the bottom. To accessorize the outfit, she wears an oversized black buttonhole draped over her shoulders, large black sunglasses and layers of gold Dolce and Gabbana chains with matching earrings.

      The photo is part of an eyewear campaign she did with Dolce and Gabanna. In the accompanying photos, which she also shared, she rocks different equally sexy looks: a studious moment wearing glasses and a blazer, and a lace bodysuit paired with a boned corset.

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      Needless to say, the beauty maven’s fanbase ate. their. at the top. “QUEEEEEEEEN!!!!!!!” one person commented. “That stopped me dead, Reina! 👑👑,” added another. “Hot mom!! 😍🔥❤️ Love it,” someone else wrote.

      Although J. Lo is a natural icon – she was truly made for it – she works extremely hard to look as strong and ethereal as she does. And while her skincare routine can help her achieve a glowing complexion, her trainer David Kirsch says vogue in November this she is serious about her diet and exercise.

      “Jennifer is meticulous about her food, her sleep, and generally everything in her life,” he said. “It’s not just a physical thing, it’s about transforming every aspect of your life.”

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      Rest, he repeated, is very important for the musician. “The common denominator is always sleep. Rest and restoration are so important to your recovery and overall well-being,” he added.

      But when it comes to her actual workouts, she doesn’t skimp — she and Kirsch make sure to target every part of her body. “Jennifer and I do a lot of platypus walks with a wide stance. Also known as the sumo walk squat. It’s great for your inner thighs and butt,” Kirsch detailed. He added that she also did a lot of single-leg deadlifts, boxing, and pilates.

      Unsurprisingly, J. Lo likes to change things up and keep things exciting. “We mix cardio, plyometrics, full body, core, and lower body into her workouts — they’re very, very intense and she takes it very seriously,” Kirsch explained. “His workouts are fast. She is very focused and full of energy.

      In the gym and in life, J. Lo thrives juggling many hats. And for that you have to tip ours.

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      Anne Hathaway Rainbow Jumpsuit: the actress is back in fashion


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      If you wake up and start your day scrolling through Instagram (guilty), your morning might have looked something like this. Scroll to Bella Hadid, double tap and repeat. Scroll to SKIMS swim launch, double tap and repeat. Scroll down to Anne Hathaway—wait a second—Anne Hathaway (!), triple tap and save. Anne Hathaway’s rainbow jumpsuit brought a surprising pop of color to my fashion timeline this morning and I haven’t seen a look this good since, well, the makeover scene in The devil wears Prada.

      After playing the role of Andy in The devil wears Prada In 2006, Anne Hathaway cemented her status as a fashion icon. The only problem is that we’ve been in a drought of the Hathaway fashion moment. The actress doesn’t post street photos or thirst traps (let’s be real, she’s too cool for that) on Instagram, so all we have to fuel our A-list inspiration are a few moments on the Red carpet. You can imagine my surprise when I saw Anne Hathaway photographed on the streets of New York in an incredible rainbow jumpsuit. Florals for spring might not be considered revolutionary anymore, but Hathaway’s latest look certainly is.

      The actress wore a rainbow polka dot jumpsuit with a cinched belt at the waist. The look was accompanied by a matching oversized blazer, purple strappy heels and minimal jewelry. Hathaway’s relaxed ponytail made the look more grounded and was the perfect choice for her appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

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      The bright ensemble can be credited to New York-based designer Christopher John Rogers, who is known for creating over-the-top colorful looks. Her designs have been worn by icons ranging from Michelle Obama to Cardi B – and now Anne Hathaway can officially be added to the list.

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      This striped rainbow dress from Christopher John Rogers’ Spring ’21 collection adopts the same vibe as Hathaway’s look and is a great representation of Rogers’ design style.

      Anne Hathaway’s personal style generally leans towards minimalism. She’s often seen wearing classic jeans, neutral sweaters and classic glam dresses – she’s honestly an elevated version of her Andy persona. Her Christopher John Rogers look reminded me of the ‘after’ of the movie’s makeover scene and I’m Of course Miranda Priestly would be delighted.

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      In her interview with Stephen Colbert, Anne Hathaway says she had been working on “a baby” for the past three years (Hathaway has two children) and was thrilled to be back in front of a live audience. Hope we get a lot more fashion moments from Hathaway as she starts promoting the AppleTV+ series, We crashed, about the fall of WeWork in which she stars with Jared Leto.

      In the meantime, we can look forward to the return of one of OG’s fashion icons (and luckily she doesn’t need to relive all the fashion trends of the 90s since she’s worn them before). I’m counting her rainbow jumpsuit as a win for maximalist fashionistas — no need for a makeover here.

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      TAB Bank dragged into seedy world of puppy mill loans by fintech partner


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      Transportation Alliance Bank (TAB Bank) in Ogden, Utah, has a partnership with a fintech called EasyPay Finance that appears to advance the bank’s financial inclusion goal – it lends to people with low FICO scores who couldn’t get credit elsewhere – but the relationship has drawn criticism from animal and consumer rights activists.

      Part of EasyPay’s business is providing pet loans to stores that buy their dogs from abusive puppy mills, where animals are kept in tiny cages, abused, malnourished and not given proper care. appropriate medical treatment, according to animal rights groups. The loans also have interest rates as high as 188.99%, according to the National Consumer Law Center.

      TAB Bank initially denied that its work with EasyPay Finance of Carlsbad, Calif. directly or indirectly funded puppy mills – and indeed it can be very difficult for lenders to find out about such relationships.

      “We have assurances from retailers that they are verifying and tracking the sources of their pets,” Curt Queyrouze, CEO of $1.2 billion asset TAB Bank, said when he was first contacted by American Banker for this story.

      Queyrouze, who has a rescue dog at home, reassessed that statement after the National Consumer Law Center provided evidence of a loan that funded the purchase of a pet raised in a puppy mill. The NCLC and the Humane Society called out EasyPay Finance and TAB Bank in February for providing loans to puppy mills.

      Queyrouze spoke this week with people from the Humane Society about the issue.

      “At this point, we are committed to continuing our research to assess the pet funding vertical and ensure that we are not unknowingly contributing to the support of bad actors,” Queyrouze said. “We are committed to taking the appropriate measures to eliminate this risk for pets and future owners.”

      The case highlights the risks banks take when they partner with fintechs. It is possible that the fintech partner provides high-interest payday loans that trigger complaints from consumers and regulators. Fintechs could also be too aggressive in detecting fraud and mistakenly close accounts of innocent customers without the support of customer service to remedy the situation. There is the risk that a fintech is disabled by fraud.

      Add to that list the danger of inadvertently making loans to a puppy mill.

      Some states have banned pet stores from selling dogs, knowing that most come from puppy mills.

      “Of course, none of the pet stores selling puppies will say they sell puppies from factories,” said John Goodwin, senior director of the Humane Society. “The game pet stores are playing is a game of semantics, redefining what a puppy mill is to describe any breeder other than the ones they use.”

      Large kennels that supply pet stores tend to view dogs as production units rather than pets, he said.

      “Commercial USDA-licensed dog-breeding kennels typically have dozens or even hundreds of dogs, and stores will say these facilities don’t meet the definition of a puppy mill,” a said Goodwin. “A USDA licensed dog breeder can keep a dog in a crate just six inches longer than its body for its entire life. They can, and do, raise mothers on each heat cycle until their bodies are exhausted, in order to maximize production.

      The Humane Society investigated pet stores in New York, California, Virginia, Georgia, and Illinois and found that they all used high-volume breeding operations.

      The NCLC shared with American Banker a loan agreement for an EasyPay-TAB Bank loan that was made through the Hicksville, New York-based Shake A Paw pet store chain. The loan facilitated the purchase of a puppy for $3,864.09 with a down payment of $1,364.09 and a loan of $2,500 with an annual percentage rate of 151.98%.

      In December, New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Shake A Paw for selling hundreds of sick or injured puppies that often died within days for $2,500 to $8,000 per dog. (In New York, it costs about $400 to adopt a healthy dog ​​from a rescue organization.)

      The dogs were sick because they came from large-scale puppy mills, including Blue Ribbon Puppies in Indiana, the lawsuit said. For the shared loan agreement with American Banker, the Humane Society traced the purchase to Blue Ribbon Puppies.

      “Puppies raised in puppy mills are kept in facilities that have little or no concern for animal welfare,” the New York attorney general’s lawsuit said. “Puppies are subjected to improper housing, shelter, endowment, nutrition, socialization, sanitation, exercise, veterinary care and/or husbandry.”

      Shake A Paw owners do not disclose the sources of their puppies, a practice known as “puppy laundering,” he said.

      The attorney general was alerted to Shake A Paw by 99 consumer complaints the office had received about the chain store since 2016.

      “We do our best to ensure that the animal sellers we do business with and their suppliers treat their animals humanely,” EasyPay CEO Mary Jones said in a statement. “Through funding through the EasyPay platform, we have helped bring love and joy to many pet buyers and their new puppies over the past year. We have not received any complaints regarding health or the condition of these puppies.

      Goodwin acknowledged that lenders might overlook the animal abuse underlying their loans.

      “Third-party finance companies are just that, third parties,” he said. “They have no say in where the puppies come from and are unlikely to be the ones an aggrieved customer goes to after their pup falls ill or dies. The good news is that companies like EasyPay can take a stand against puppy mills by no longer funding pet purchases. Such a decision would have a negligible effect on their income, while sparing many mother dogs a life spent in a puppy mill cage.

      Jones acknowledged EasyPay’s high credit costs.

      “But high rates are the only way for banks to extend credit to people in difficulty,” Jones said in his statement. “We believe customers are in the best position to decide whether a financed purchase is in their best interest.”

      Goodwin would like to see finance companies end pet loans.

      “The only way for these finance companies to avoid supporting puppy mills is to stop offering pet loans,” he said.

      Letters to the Editor Wednesday, March 16 – The Daily Gazette


      Putin is unlikely to stop with Ukraine

      Unless he is forced to stop and given a proper exit ramp to save his ego, Putin is unlikely to stop.
      Putin’s childhood and his resulting defensive shielding, emotional repression and projection of force help me understand why Trump was so enamored with Putin.
      Putin’s strongman facade of emotionless and cruel perfection has always been very appealing to narcissists like Trump. Limiting time and proximity is the only way to have a relationship with a narcissist, and having one as a neighbor or boss will only be painful.
      Obsession, by its very nature, is never satisfied. Always wanting more, getting more. Obstacles only reinforce the need.
      Putin turns 70 this year. Will he die without accomplishing what he set out to do? Never!
      He must leave a solid legacy. He must rewrite history by reversing the breakup of the Soviet Union. He must rebuild the old empire.
      Never satisfied with what he has, he will continue to pursue more. He will take what he believes should be his, further justifying his pursuit by saying that it is ours (mine).
      He thought it would be easy. No resistance. Why should there be? He is entitled.
      If he wins in Ukraine, it won’t stop there. Gaining more ground leads to always wanting more. Obstacles reinforce obsession. If he fears losing ground, he could take extreme measures. He has already threatened to use nuclear energy. He can never let it go.
      Martin Lyden, Ph.D.

      Make drugmakers pay, not seniors

      Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has announced a $26 billion settlement to be split across the United States for its role in the opioid crisis.
      I propose that some of this money be used for drug research and to stop taking money from the monthly social security checks of the elderly. This essential cost of living increase is reduced by $22 per month. This money is for drug research for an Aduhelm drug that may or may not be effective in treating Alzheimer’s disease.
      Taking that money from seniors is stealing it. Who in government came up with the idea of ​​using this new money for this purpose?
      Social Security is the money that Americans have poured into the system. Don’t narrow it down for research. Let Johnson & Johnson’s money help fund drug research.
      Prices on everything continue to rise daily with no end in sight. Who thinks that $22 per single person or $44 per couple per month could help seniors pay their bills, heat their homes, buy lifesaving medicine, get groceries and the list goes on, please raise your hands ?
      Our government can pour billions in aid to people in Ukraine, Afghanistan and undocumented immigrants crossing our borders. I agree that these people need our help, but somehow our own citizens are being exploited. It’s like stealing from our fellow citizens who need it the most.
      My final point is this: How many seniors have $26,000 (estimated) a year for their prescriptions?
      Paul Saint Onge

      Can we now sue automakers for accidents?

      Regarding the February 16 Gazette article (“Sandy Hook families settle for $73 million with arms manufacturer”) on the jury’s verdict on the liability of the arms manufacturer, can we now sue car manufacturers for the same results of use?
      Robert Payst

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      Nine House Democrats test positive for Covid after late-night vote and retreat


      WASHINGTON — At least nine House Democrats have announced in the past five days that they have tested positive for the coronavirus, with more than half of those cases emerging after lawmakers attended a party retreat last week last in Philadelphia.

      It is unclear what drove the surge of cases or where the representatives had been infected. But House members spent hours on the floor without masks for votes that stretched late into the night last Wednesday before Democrats boarded buses for their rally.

      The infections have been a shocking reminder that even as top officials seek to back away from tough restrictions and encourage Americans to learn to live with the coronavirus, the pandemic is raging. The White House announced Tuesday that Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, has tested positive for the virus.

      The uptick has been all the more striking as Democrats, including members of Congress and President Biden’s team, have generally been far more supportive of strict virus precautions, while Republicans have been vocal opponents. to mask mandates and other measures, arguing that they are excessive and an attack on individual liberty.

      Yet even as reports of infections circulated in Washington and cases continued to climb around the world, there was no indication that White House or congressional officials would reimpose a series of precautions they have just begun to take. to cancel. This reflects decisions being made across the country, where leaders are abandoning pandemic-era restrictions and mandates.

      The White House announced on Tuesday that public tours would resume in April, after being suspended at the start of the pandemic. At the other end of Pennsylvania Avenue, senior lawmakers and Capitol Hill officials are discussing plans to reopen the building to tourists, according to aides briefed on the discussions, after House Democrats decided this month to lift a mask mandate in their room.

      Fully vaccinated lawmakers will not be required to wear masks on Wednesday, as members of the House and Senate meet in joint session for a virtual address by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. (Unvaccinated lawmakers will be required to wear a mask, although it’s unclear how strictly this will be enforced.)

      Representatives Jared Golden of Maine, Joe Neguse of Colorado and Andy Kim of New Jersey announced Tuesday morning about an hour apart that they had tested positive for the coronavirus. Mr. Neguse attended the retreat with four other people who said they had tested positive in recent days: representatives Madeleine Doyen from Pennsylvania, Zoe Lofgren from California, Kim Schrier from washington and Rosa DeLauro from Connecticut.

      Two other House Democrats, Reps. Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia and Peter Welch from Vermont, also said they tested positive on Friday and Monday, respectively. They were not present at the retreat, according to a person present who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss attending the private meeting.

      Representatives, their staff members and their families were required to take rapid PCR or antigen tests before the event, and attendees were required to take rapid tests in their hotel rooms on Thursday and Friday.

      Mr. Biden spoke in person at the retreat on Friday. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Tuesday that because all retired representatives were vaccinated, a change in the president’s behavior would not be warranted under CDC guidelines. She repeated that Mr. Biden had received a negative test result on Sunday.

      Many House members were also gathered on the floor late Wednesday night to pass a major spending bill before they left for Philadelphia, though it’s unclear which members were physically present as remote voting was permitted. . Most of the Democrats who tested positive pointed out that they had been vaccinated and said it was a reminder that the pandemic was not over yet.

      “I caught COVID on the 2nd anniversary of the pandemic,” Mr Kim said wrote on Twitter. “Yes, I feel miserable. I woke up in the middle of the night with a fever, but I’m not scared like I would have been a year or two ago. That doesn’t mean I am not worried.

      The outbreak among House Democrats comes amid growing concerns about a rise in coronavirus cases in parts of Europe and Asia, as well as warnings from public health experts that states United could see a summer or fall increase.

      The Democrats were joined on Tuesday by fellow Republican Representative Fred Upton of Michigan, who said on Twitter that he was experiencing mild symptoms after a “routine test” came back positive.

      Annie Karni contributed report.

      Martine McCutcheon’s silky underwear photo sends fans into overdrive


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      Martine McCutcheon couldn’t stop laughing in a hilarious video she shared on her Instagram that showed the illusion of a face on beautiful new blue silk underwear.

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      the love in fact The actress took to her Instagram Stories to reveal the face which was elegantly sculpted in a pair of aquamarine blue panties and aptly dubbed the “sculptor panties” pair.

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      WATCH: Martine shows Instagram a hilarious illusion she found in her silk underwear

      According to the star, she was inundated with responses from her 419,000 followers who couldn’t get over the image. One of Martine’s friends even thought the face looked like a band member, stone roses.

      READ: Martine McCutcheon poses on Instagram in £46 LBD and sheer polka dot tights

      MORE: Martine McCutcheon rocks the craziest leggings – just look at this print

      Speaking about her stories, Martine said: “I love beautiful underwear and these have just arrived and it’s my favorite color too, I love this kind of baby blue aquamarine it’s my favorite color.

      “Can anyone else see a face?! The lips, the nose, the hairline… it’s as if a sculptor had done it.


      A snap of the famous panties

      Weird but brilliant! Oh my god I love [expletive] like that! Oh scary! I don’t know what that means, I’m not going to say anything rude!”

      She added: “Okay, so disturbingly or brilliantly, the panties post got a huge reaction. Some people said maybe they could talk, give them a mic, give them their own tour, awesome!”

      As she documented the ordeal, she left hilarious captions on the clips, writing, “Omg can anyone else see a face in these… not in a rude way #weirdrebuttrue.


      Martine looked fabulous in a leopard print coat and polka dot tights last week

      “I love stuff like that, what can I say, I see art everywhere daaaarrrling! Sculpting panties!

      “Brilliantly crazy, and that’s just me! Or just old crazy with a funny laugh!

      “@sibohanmaherkennedy even said in his scouser accent that the face looks like a mod/one of the stone roses! You crack me up! #knickersensation.”

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      Maternity Lingerie Market Size by 2022-2029


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      Heartfelt tributes to Toyota’s ‘beloved’ former chairman Sir Alan Jones


      Heartfelt tributes were paid to a “beloved” former chairman of Toyota who sadly passed away at the age of 82. Sir Alan Jones held the title of Chairman Emeritus of Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Limited while working at the Burnaston factory in South Derbyshire.

      He was knighted in the 2005 New Year’s Honors list for service to the automotive industry and has been described as a “highly regarded” figure during his long career with the world’s biggest automaker. The grandfather of three and long-time Luton Town FC supporter sadly passed away suddenly on Friday February 25. Live reports from Staffordshire.

      Sir Alan was one of the first people employed by Toyota in the UK at Burnaston in 1990, and was there when the first car rolled off the production line in December 1992. Paying tribute, a Toyota spokesman said said: “Sir Alan was a much appreciated and beloved figure here at Toyota and our hearts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.”

      READ MORE: Get the latest Toyota stories from Derbyshire Live

      Having previously worked for Vauxhall from 1958 to 1990, he was also well known in Luton and later Ellesmere Port. Having started his professional career as an apprentice with Vauxhall Motors, as he prepared for retirement, he embarked on the creation of engineering apprenticeships in the UK and was chairman of SEMTA (Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies).

      After moving from the Derby area to Farnham, near Surrey, in 2017, the father-of-two joined Farnham Lions in 2018 and the community club has now set up a fundraising page in his memory. A team spokesperson said: “It left many people saddened and shocked by the loss of someone so committed to helping others with such a positive and positive attitude.

      “He was helping others until the day he died and that is what he would have wanted. We sincerely hope that you will remember the happy times and memories you have of Alan. Alan joined the Farnham Lions in 2018, having moved to Farnham from Derby in 2017. Although he was not long with the Lions at Farnham, he was an active member and signed up to help with just about anything.

      “He was passionate about giving young people the opportunity to be the best they could be and by putting in place the learning program which continues to go from strength to strength, he definitely did that. He was a good footballer from his earliest days. young age and a life-long supporter of Luton Town FC, maintaining a passion for all sports throughout his life.

      “He enjoyed watching Aldershot Town play after moving to Farnham and was also a regular spectator at Aldershot and Farnham Hockey Club, where his daughter and family play. Helping young people get into the sport was another passion. He was even chairman of the swimming club his children were part of, even though he didn’t learn to swim until much later in life.”

      Sir Alan’s family have requested that donations be made to the Farnham Lions so they can use the funds to support various projects he has championed, with the family contributing. Donations can be made by visiting fundraising site here.

      A small funeral for family and close friends will be held at Guildford Crematorium at 3pm on May 29 with family flowers only. The family would like to celebrate Sir Alan’s life and would ask that no one wears black and instead wears something of his favorite color.

      His funeral notice described him as a “devoted husband to Lady Jones, father of Catherine and Stuart and grandfather of Sammy, Penny and Athena”. Memorial services are being held in Derby and elsewhere later in the year and details will be released once confirmed.

      5 Proven Steps to Improve Your Chances of Getting Credit


      In these uncertain times, establishing and maintaining good credit is more important than ever, and there are simple, proven approaches to doing so.

      Credit scores are essential for obtaining mortgages or loans, but they can also have a significant impact on all financial aspects, from the prices of mobile phone contracts, car insurance to general employability.

      How to increase your credit score

      Your credit score is supposed to indicate whether you are a high-risk or low-risk candidate.

      FICO and VantageScores (created by the three major credit bureaus, Experian, TransUnion and Equifax) range from 300 to 850 stitches.

      A score of 700 points is famous “excellent,” and lenders will offer you better loan terms and fees if your credit score is higher.

      Below are ways to increase your credit score:

      1. Pay your bills on time

      Experian reveals that loan repayment history is the most crucial factor in VantageScore and FICO scores. From a lender’s perspective, a history of on-time payments is a strong signal that a borrower will properly meet future obligations.

      According to John Ulzheimer (credit expert), you need to avoid mistakes such as garnishment, third-party collection, late payments, and defaults if you want to improve your credit score. He also says that declaring bankruptcy is a bad decision, as it may indicate failure to fulfill a responsibility.

      2. Make sure your credit utilization rate is low

      Check your balances against the credit limit to make sure you’re not overusing your credit card, which could put you at risk.

      Ulzheimer suggested aiming for a 10% utilization rate and explained that the higher this ratio, the fewer points you’ll get in that category. He further observed that the highest average FICO scores had a usage rate of 7% t.

      Additionally, your utilization rate may be affected by the date your credit card company reports to credit reporting agencies.

      Your score is based on your utilization rate when your lender reports. FICO’s scoring methods, according to Ulzheimer, make no distinction between people who pay their credit card in full each month and people who have a balance. On the other hand, VantageScore considers whether you are paying in full or carrying a balance from month to month.

      3. Keep old accounts open

      Most people are tempted to delete loan records after deleting them, especially student loan. But if you’ve made the repayments on time, these records can significantly boost your credit score.

      According to Bistritz-Balkan, vice president of communications at Equifax, borrowers should not close the account in the hope that it will improve their credit score, when paying off their debts in full and on time is a good thing. She added that having an account with a good payment history can encourage lenders to give you loans with better terms.

      Closing a credit card account will damage your credit score since your maximum credit limit will be reduced. It is best to keep the card with a zero balance. If you still have balances on other cards or loans, your utilization rate will increase.

      4. Take advantage of score improvement programs

      The number of accounts and their average age play a big role in your credit rating, putting those with a limited credit history at a disadvantage.

      ultraFICO and Experian programs allow borrowers to improve their credit profile by advising them on their financial problems.

      You can link your bank details to these programs, allowing the credit bureau to include your online payment and bill statements in your credit file. When UltraFICO calculates your score, you can allow your financial data, such as checking and savings accounts, to be reviewed alongside your credit report.

      5. Apply only for the credit you need

      It’s not a good idea to ask for more than you need, whether you’re approved or have received a prequalified credit offer.

      Loan matching services, such as Viva Payday Loanswill connect you with reputable lenders online, avoiding lenders who will only charge you hidden fees and ensuring you repay your loans on time.

      You may find it difficult to repay the amount on time. A series of difficult inquiries, on the other hand, can tell lenders that you are in too much debt. According to a TransUnion spokesperson, the consequences of a hard credit levy on your score could persist for up to 12 months.


      Don’t panic if your bad credit rating is holding you back. You can start improving your credit score and put yourself on the path to a better financial future right now.

      A good credit rating has a significant influence. You’ll be able to get cheaper interest rates on anything from student loans and personal loans to mortgages and credit cards if you have a higher credit score.

      Washington State Budgets $1.6 Million to Investigate and Eliminate Toxic Lights – ProPublica


      This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with the Seattle Times. Subscribe to Dispatches to get stories like this as soon as they’re published.

      Washington state lawmakers are expected to spend $1.5 million to remove toxic fluorescent lights from schools and another $125,000 to study environmental risks and create new standards to protect students from exposure to harmful substances.

      In asking for the funding, lawmakers cited an investigation by The Seattle Times and ProPublica of a Seattle-area campus where children and staff were exposed to a combination of harmful conditions, including high levels of polychlorinated biphenyls. , or PCB, a banned chemical that the Environmental Protection Agency has linked to cancer and other diseases.

      More than 200 students, parents and teachers at Sky Valley Education Center in Monroe have filed lawsuits claiming they developed cancer, brain damage, hormone problems and other illnesses after being exposed to PCBs on campus . Two of the lawsuits resulted in extraordinary jury awards against Monsanto, the maker of the chemicals, totaling nearly $250 million to 11 people. At least 15 trials are ongoing.

      The school district knew as early as 2014 that PCBs were leaking into classrooms from aging fluorescent lights, but was slow to respond to the ongoing crisis, The Times and ProPublica reported.

      The Legislature budget proposal, approved by the State House and Senate on Wednesday but pending governor approval, allocated $125,000 to the Department of Environmental Sciences and Occupational Health University of Washington to review policies on environmental conditions in schools. The research will focus on several contaminants, including PCBs, lead, asbestos and mould. The study is scheduled for December.

      “These are first steps,” said Democratic State Rep. Gerry Pollet, one of the few lawmakers pushing for the funding. “If we have a report to the Legislative Assembly in December, we will have a first look at what standards should be adopted to protect the health of children in schools, how to fix them, and from there we will learn how much we should fund. “

      Another $1.5 million is allocated to the state departments of education and ecology to remove fluorescent lights known to contain PCBs; the substance was banned by the EPA in 1979, but it is suspected to persist in building materials and fixtures on aging campuses across the country.

      Those same lights leaked liquids containing oily PCBs into Sky Valley classrooms, releasing the chemical into the air and onto surfaces. On this campus alone, it cost more than $1.6 million to remove PCB-laden materials, including carpets, furniture and air filters.

      The goal is to replace fluorescent lights with energy-efficient alternatives, which will save school districts money in the long run, said state Rep. Alex Ramel, a Democrat who also made push for funding after reading the Times report. Replacing lights is “the lowest fruit there is,” he said. “It would make sense even if they weren’t dumping toxins in the schools.”

      Pollet acknowledged that the $1.5 million in the proposed budget will not cover the full cost of removing toxic materials from schools. But he called the funding an “urgent and easy band-aid” and the first of many steps.

      In addition to funding, lawmakers have proposed giving the Washington State Board of Health the power to take action against classroom contamination.

      The proposal would have overturned a rule that prohibits the board of health from creating and enforcing rules about conditions in school buildings – an exclusion that is unique to schools. This wording was removed in the final stages of negotiations and was not included in the last budget.

      “The crazy thing is that the board of health can pass a rule protecting people from exposure to contaminants in state government buildings, for example, but not in schools,” Pollet said. .

      Although the board of health is responsible for maintaining safe conditions on campuses, the agency cannot act without the approval of the Legislative Assembly.

      This gap and others allow contaminants to infect schools across the state.

      At Sky Valley, health inspectors repeatedly flagged hazards on campus as early as 2014 and made recommendations to address the issues. But over the years, PCB levels have spiked, even after multiple cleanup attempts, state and federal environmental documents have revealed.

      Under Washington state law, however, health districts are not required to enforce recommendations they make after inspecting schools. Likewise, school districts are not required to act when inspections detect certain toxic chemicals, a shortcoming noted in the Times and ProPublica investigation and later cited in state budget requests.

      Although the budget wording does not address these specific shortcomings, the proposal describes the study as a precursor to the evolution of “policies and standards in Washington schools.”

      In the Sky Valley trials, juries awarded 11 parents, teachers and students a total of $247 million in verdicts against Monsanto. Other Sky Valley families are bringing similar cases, one of which is currently on trial.

      Bayer, which acquired Monsanto in 2018, denied the allegations both in the lawsuit and in a statement to The Times. The company is appealing the jury’s verdicts.

      The Monroe School District, which serves about 6,000 students, has agreed to a $34 million settlement with parents and students exposed to PCBs, court documents filed last month revealed. The extraordinary settlement was filed under court seal and is the maximum allowed under the school district’s insurance policy. The settlement amounts to approximately one-third of the district’s total operating budget.

      In court documents, the Monroe School District defended its actions at Sky Valley, saying it communicated the issues to parents and handled the PCBs appropriately. The filing notes that Washington law only generally requires schools to maintain safe conditions, but “none of these requirements are specific to PCBs in building materials.”

      In a statement to The Times, the district said it supports legislative interest in strengthening testing and remediation standards in schools, adding that such efforts are “most effective when the legislature also provides funding.”

      The school district continues to clean up Sky Valley of PCBs under the direction of the EPA, which has yet to give the school a clean bill of health after eight years of remediation efforts. School district records show, however, that the latest on-campus testing, conducted by a district contractor in August, found only minor levels of the chemical.

      Wisconsin Basketball, seeded third in the Midwest Region, will face 14-seeded Colgate in Milwaukee | WFRV Local 5


      Madison, Wis (WFRV) – Roars of happiness flooded the space the Wisconsin men’s basketball team had set up to watch the 2022 NCAA Draft Show and see what the committee would place them in the tournament. 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship. The Badgers captured a share of the Big Ten regular season title with Illinois and earned a third seed. They will take on 14th seed Colgate at Fiserv Forum on Friday, March 18.

      “Happy for our fans, happy for our alumni that we’re in Milwaukee,” head coach Greg Gard said. “But when that ball goes up on Friday we have to be ready to play against a very good team.”

      The Colgate Raiders are the 2022 Patriot League champions. They finished the season 23-11 overall, 16-2 in their conference and on a 15-game winning streak. The Badgers know they will have a big challenge ahead. As their head coach said, “bad teams are at home with their feet in the sand.”

      “I think playing in front of our home team will allow us to move forward offensively, defensively,” first-year goaltender Chucky Hepburn said. “I’m excited for this.”

      The Badgers finished their season 24-7 overall, 15-5 in conference and on a two-game losing streak. Wisconsin fell in the regular season finale to Nebraska, then lost in its Big 10 tournament opener to Michigan State. According to Tyler Wahl, having the chance to play at home calmed some of the Badgers’ nerves.

      “I think we got a really good draw, we’re going to play close to home,” Wahl said. “It’s definitely part of the game when you have a big part of the stadium full of your fans. You can definitely lean on them. Get emotion and energy from them.

      The Badgers’ game time with Colgate is still up in the air. Local 5 will keep you up to date with all the information on Badgers.

      Six-year-old found wandering streets in Providence after midnight in t-shirt and underwear


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      Providence found a six-year-old boy wandering the streets alone – just in a T-shirt and underwear – shortly after midnight on Sunday morning.

      About the incident

      At around 12:15 p.m. Sunday morning, police were dispatched to the intersection of Academy Avenue and Wealth Avenue, for a report of a child found by himself.


      Police say they met a man who said while driving on Academy Avenue he saw a young boy with a backpack walking alone – and called police as he pulled over to stay with the boy .

      According to police, after speaking with the boy, he said he had left his home in Cranston Street to take a walk.

      Police noted that the boy was only wearing a t-shirt and underwear.

      The boy told police he was living at home with his mother and father; he was assessed by the rescue and determined he was fine.

      The police reportedly responded to the home address given by the boy and contacted his father.

      The child’s father took custody of the boy; police have not said if there are any charges at this time.

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      Caloundra, Queensland 4551 | Caloundra


      Daze & Nites Specialists in lingerie and nightwear

      Retirement awaits. Daze & Nites is on the market. Established over 24 years ago in Caloundra, this award-winning business offers both a strong loyal customer base and opportunities for growth.

      The commercial premises comprise approximately 100 m2 including fitting rooms, kitchenette and storage. Plenty of room for additional add-on lines and/or a wider range of stock as the new owner’s ideas and energy will bring. Two parking lots are provided as part of the lease which extends through 2026. Rent/expenses including tax is very reasonable at $890 per week. The complete schedule of installations and accessories sold with the company is available, including the point of sale software system. The shop is air-conditioned.

      The business includes the supply of prosthetic products and fitting service. The customer database for this mostly subsidized aspect of the business can be passed on to a new owner.

      ‘Daze & Nites’ opens 9am-4pm Monday-Friday and 9am-1.30pm Saturday. Close on Sunday. Centrally located in Caloundra CBD.

      Comprehensive training on all aspects of the business will be provided as required. Ideal for the first time or as an additional point of sale for an existing retailer.

      Well presented, long established, clean and tidy business. The stock is estimated at $30,000.

      Opportunity awaits you on the wonderful Sunshine Coast.

      For profile information and viewing contact:

      Trevor Tiplady
      AW Business Sales
      Phone: 0424438025
      Email: [email protected]

      Lara Worthington Says She “Wears What She Wants”


      Lara Worthington admits she ‘wears whatever she wants’ and doesn’t care what others think of her unique style

      Lara Worthington has been famous for her daring fashion ever since she reinvented herself from swimsuit model to chic socialite.

      And the 34-year-old says she has no regrets about some of her more daring style choices.

      Talk to Stellar magazine, Lara said, “I wear whatever I want and I don’t care!”

      “I wear whatever I want”: Lara Worthington opened up about her unique style in an interview with Stellar magazine

      Despite her defiant attitude, the former reality TV star admitted she’s made fashion mistakes in the past.

      “I’ve definitely had some bad times, I’m telling you,” she said, before adding, “But whatever! You evolve. That’s my thing.

      Lara overhauled her personal style after marrying actor Sam Worthington and moving to New York.

      She’s known for wearing lots of black and often adds a tomboy touch to her ensembles with oversized blazers and sneakers.

      Style: Lara wears a green dress at the Baby2Baby gala in 2019

      Sleepy?  The 34-year-old attends the reopening of Louis Vuitton's Sydney flagship store in 2019

      Fashion: Lara has been famous for her edgy fashion since reinventing herself from swimsuit model to chic socialite. (Photography at two events in 2019)

      Lara is featured on the upcoming cover of Stellar magazine, with the publication offering a preview on Instagram on Thursday.

      The 34-year-old model showed off her edgy style in a high-waisted beige skirt paired with a black turtleneck crop top.

      Her impressive abs were on full display as she beamed at something right next to the camera, and she accessorized with a simple gold bracelet.

      Masculine: The model is known for wearing lots of black and often adds a tomboy touch to her ensembles with blazers and oversized pants.

      Masculine: The model is known for wearing lots of black and often adds a tomboy touch to her ensembles with blazers and oversized pants.

      Rebranding: Lara overhauled her personal style after marrying actor Sam Worthington and moving to New York (pictured together)

      Rebranding: Lara overhauled her personal style after marrying actor Sam Worthington and moving to New York (pictured together)

      Last year it was revealed that she and husband Sam had sold their Hollywood Hills home for $8.2million after moving back to Australia in January.

      In an interview with The Daily Telegraph last April, Lara said she loved being back home in Australia.

      “If I can fly for a while, I love swimming in the ocean in the early morning or at night when the sun goes down,” she said at the time.

      “Spending time with my family at the beach is also something I cherish. These moments at the beach are special and remind me of my childhood.’

      Cover Girl!  Lara is featured on the next cover of Stellar magazine, with the publication offering a preview on Instagram on Thursday

      Cover girl! Lara is featured on the next cover of Stellar magazine, with the publication offering a preview on Instagram on Thursday

      New Australian Sports Foundation report shows funding opportunities


      The Australian Sports Foundation (ASF) has published a study on the changing landscape of philanthropy in sport – identifying crucial gaps – and revealing significant opportunities to increase sport funding over the next decade.

      Published today, the Give for sport; Towards 2032 Sporting opportunity for all through philanthropy report, aims to help stakeholders understand the dramatic impacts that

      pandemic has had on the sport and recreation sectors – also identifies a $300 million per year funding opportunity for sport and community athletes.

      Introducing the study, ASF Chief Executive Patrick Walker said “Community sport plays a vital and significant role in the Australian way of life and rebuilding communities in the aftermath of COVID-19 through its vast physical and mental benefits, promotion of social cohesion, and reduction of disease and stress.

      “The results of our poll survey, conducted in June 2021, revealed a loss of $1.1 billion in revenue last year, 9,000 community clubs fearing insolvency and 61% of Australia’s representative athletes experiencing a significant career break, loss of income and earning opportunities.

      “ASF continues to make a significant contribution to the sustainability of sport in Australia, helping to raise nearly $51 million from philanthropic sources over the past year – a 16% increase on the last year.

      “There is so much more to do and we want to use this report to demonstrate the vital role that philanthropy and the Australian Sports Foundation can play in creating a healthier and more active Australia.”

      Insisting that sport will play a vital role in Australia’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Walker noted that “sport builds physical and mental health and brings people together in ways few can others do.

      “COVID-19 has led to enforced inactivity and increased isolation, especially among our children and marginalized communities. There is so much more to do and we want to use this report to demonstrate the vital role philanthropy could play in creating a healthier and more active Australia.

      ASF estimates that if amateur sport received the same generosity as the arts sector, there could be an opportunity for $300 million in philanthropic giving in sport. Although the arts have charitable status, amateur sport has yet to receive it, which means giving to sport can be more complex and donors are less likely to consider sport when making philanthropic decisions.

      Walker pointed out that “sport receives little philanthropic funding compared to the arts, and it is time to accord charitable status to amateur sport in the same way.

      “It would open up unlimited opportunities and enable more Australians to benefit from the health and social aspects of sport.

      “There is a real opportunity for philanthropy to do more for sport, but it requires a change in legislation that would help to see how we value sport and its ability to significantly improve the lives of Australians – from physical health to physiological health.”

      With Brisbane 2032 on the horizon, the Foundation stresses the importance of acting quickly and ensuring that suitable pathways for young aspiring athletes are provided by adequate means

      funding opportunities, adding “our call for change comes at a time when the sport has never needed more funding. COVID-19 has damaged the finances of sports organizations at all levels, and Brisbane 2032 will place new demands for investment on already cash-strapped organisations.

      Speaking at a launch event at Ulverstone Showground in Tasmania today, Federal Sports Minister Richard Colbeck spoke about the importance of fundraising for local athletes and community sports clubs, commenting “The Australian Sports Foundation continues to play a central role in promoting sport at all levels across Australia.

      “After a difficult time, clubs and organizations have reset and are looking to a brighter future.

      “Never has there been greater need to expand the pool of philanthropic funding to help strengthen the way forward.”

      With Olympic swimming medalist Tamsin Cook, members of Ulverstone Soccer Club, Football Tasmania and ASF fund recipient, snooker star Lilly Meldrum at the launch event, the ASF sought to highlight that the sport community plays a vital and important role in the Australian way of life. and rebuilding communities in the wake of COVID-19 through its vast physical and mental benefits, promoting social cohesion, and reducing disease and stress.

      Over the past 30 years, ASF has helped thousands of clubs and athletes raise hundreds of millions of dollars, funding all sports at all levels. ASF is the only organization in Australia to have deductible sport donation recipient status and currently acts as leading commentators in the area of ​​amateur sport philanthropy.

      Click here to see the full Give for sport; Towards 2032 Sporting opportunity for all through philanthropy report.

      Main image courtesy of Gold Coast City Council.

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      Sheina Vaspi shines, but does not compromise, at the Paralympic Games


      “I said, ‘Yes, I want it,'” Vaspi said in English.

      She swooped down the slopes like a Vermont native ski bird, showing enough promise to convince Erez Foundation volunteers like Pezaro to invest in her potential. They loved that Vaspi wanted to be on the mountain no matter how miserable the conditions were – and they noticed something else.

      “She wasn’t afraid of speed at all,” said Pezaro, who helped Vaspi ski. “We thought she had potential. And Sheina was kind of lost in her Israeli life. I knew from my experience as an athlete that it could be so meaningful to step into a program that will require discipline in doing what you love.

      Vaspi traveled to the slopes of Europe when Mount Hermon was bare, then spent a month in Banff, Canada for high-level training. But a broken bone in her amputated leg interrupted that trip, and she returned to Israel, still hoping to return to Banff after her recovery. It was only two years into her skiing career, but the pandemic hit and Canada was no longer an option.

      So instead, Vaspi went to the National Sports Center for the Disabled in Winter Park, Colorado to train with Scott Olson. She started racing, and she did surprisingly well for someone of her limited experience, while observing the rules of her faith, including wearing her skirt. She even started a new trend in Winter Park.

      The Chilean paraski team was also training at Winter Park, and one of the Chilean coach’s daughters loved Vaspi’s skirt. One day, the young girl wore one on the slopes and presented Vaspi with a drawing she had done of herself, with Vaspi’s fiery red hair flowing behind her as she raced down the mountain in a skirt.

      Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty Considers IPO


      Wild X Fenty, the lingerie company founded by Rihannaworks with banks on an IPO, Bloomberg reported Thursday.

      The IPO could value the company, which has raised about $310 million in funding, at $3 billion.

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      If an IPO takes place this year, it is important for several reasons. First, most venture capital-backed companies have put their IPO plans on hold given the volatility in public markets so far this year, which has been exacerbated by inflation concerns and geopolitical issues. Second, it would be a milestone for a company founded by a woman…very few companies founded by women have gone public, although this number is increasing.

      A successful IPO for El Segundo, Calif., Savage X Fenty would also be a validation of the idea of ​​injecting capital into underwear companies. Investing in these companies has become a bit popular recentlywith brands such as Parade and SKIMS raise millions of dollars. Savage X Fenty and Kim Kardashian –SKIMS has raised significant capital this year, with the first raising a Series C of $125 million in January and the second a Series B of $240 million in January.

      Underwear companies have a market opportunity with the incumbent, Victoria’s Secret, fallen out of favor in recent years and Gen Z having more disposable income. There’s also the economics of underwear – most people wear and continue to buy them throughout their lives, and underwear companies don’t have to deal with return rates. students.

      If Savage X Fenty goes public, it wouldn’t be the first celebrity-founded company to do so recently. More recently, The honest societyfounded by actress Jessica Albawent public last year.

      Savage X Fenty isn’t Rihanna’s first foray into the business world. She is also the founder of Fenty Beautywhich was launched with a luxury fashion and beauty company LVMH.

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      Scott Disick Takes Mason to the Movies… After Commenting on Holly Scarfone’s Lingerie Photo


      Scott Disick was spotted taking his 12-year-old son, Mason, to the movies in the former Kardashian enclave of Calabasas this week.

      The 38-year-old reality TV idol shares her three children – Mason as well as nine-year-old Penelope and seven-year-old Reign – with ex Kourtney Kardashian.

      Cutting a relaxed figure in sweats and an anorak vest, Scott accessorized with a pair of shiny sunglasses and a baseball cap.

      Outside: Scott Disick was spotted taking his 12-year-old son Mason to the movies in the former Kardashian enclave of Calabasas this week

      His last family moment comes after he left a cheeky comment on his new girlfriend Holly Scarfone’s lingerie photo. At 23, she is closer to Mason’s age than Scott’s.

      Holly rose to fame on the Netflix reality series Too Hot To Handle, where contestants are rewarded for holding back from having sex with each other.

      Scott’s two previous girlfriends were Lisa Rinna’s daughter, Amelia Hamlin, and Lionel Richie’s daughter, Sofia Richie, whom he started dating when she was 19.

      Earlier this week Scott commented on Holly’s lingerie snap, ‘Where is my photo credit?’

      Hanging out: The 38-year-old reality TV idol shares her three children – Mason as well as nine-year-old Penelope and seven-year-old Reign – with her ex Kourtney Kardashian

      Hanging out: The 38-year-old reality TV idol shares her three children – Mason as well as nine-year-old Penelope and seven-year-old Reign – with her ex Kourtney Kardashian

      Kylie, is that you?: Scott has been linked to model Holly Scarfone, who at 23 is closer to Mason's age than Scott's

      Kylie, is that you?: Scott has been linked to model Holly Scarfone, who at 23 is closer to Mason’s age than Scott’s

      Holly’s photo, taken on a recent trip to Paris, was captioned, “Lounging in the City of Love,” which she later edited to give Scott the credit he asked for.

      In other Instagram photos, Holly appears to be the spitting image of Kourtney’s half-sister Kylie Jenner, 24.

      Last Thursday night, Scott and Holly were spotted enjoying a night out together in Paris, stopping by a local nightclub.

      A week earlier, the duo were spotted having dinner at Nobu Malibu, which over the years has earned a reputation as a Kardashian hotspot.

      'City of Amour': Earlier this week, Scott commented on Holly's lingerie snap, 'Where's my photo credit?'

      ‘City of Amour’: Earlier this week, Scott commented on Holly’s lingerie snap, ‘Where’s my photo credit?’

      Interestingly, between his Nobu Malibu and Boom Boom outings with Holly, Scott was spotted out in Los Angeles with Kylie’s girlfriend Pia Mia, a 25-year-old model.

      Meanwhile, Kourtney is currently engaged to her longtime friend Travis Barker who rose to fame as the drummer for Blink-182.

      They became so infamous for their public displays of affection that Kim Kardashian ridiculed them on Saturday Night Live in October.

      Strange: In other Instagram photos, Holly (pictured) appears to be the spitting image of Kourtney's makeup mogul's half-sister, Kylie Jenner, 24.

      The lady herself: Kylie is pictured in San Francisco in 2018

      Strange: In other Instagram photos, Holly (left) appears to be the spitting image of Kourtney’s makeup mogul half-sister Kylie Jenner, 24 (right)

      Travis and Kourtney lived up to their reputations when they were spotted at Laguna Beach this week, kissing passionately on the sand and frolicking in the ocean.

      Kourtney’s mother, Kris Jenner, remarked last year that the pair are “so in love and, you know, they let us know that they’re constantly in love.”

      The “momager” joked on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the couple’s displays of love left her “looking for a closet to hide in and a place to go, then.”

      In town: Last Thursday evening, Scott and Holly were seen enjoying a night out together in Paris, stopping at a local nightclub

      In town: Last Thursday evening, Scott and Holly were seen enjoying a night out together in Paris, stopping at a local nightclub

      A source recently revealed to Entertainment Tonight that Scott “hasn’t fully accepted Kourtney and Travis’ relationship, but he’s definitely prepared to accept the fact that Kourtney is marrying Travis.”

      The insider added, “There are moments of jealousy and animosity, but at the end of the day, he wants her to be happy.”

      Meanwhile, the source noted that “Scott and Kourtney’s co-parenting routine is very well balanced and things have been cordial between them.”

      Meanwhile: Kourtney is currently engaged to her longtime friend Travis Barker who rose to fame as the drummer for Blink-182

      Meanwhile: Kourtney is currently engaged to her longtime friend Travis Barker who rose to fame as the drummer for Blink-182

      The Best Rowing Machines on Amazon in 2022


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      Pamplin Media Group – Oregon City Resident: State Reveals Reasoning Behind ODOT Toll, Other Fees Offset Energy Efficiency


      Bob Rubitschun: Agency Claims to Incorporate Community Feedback But Refused to Put Proposals to Ballot

      Bob RubitschunThe great ODOT has spoken. Thank you for posting “A Future Without Gas Taxes”. At least now we know this state agency’s previously unspoken reasoning behind the I-205 toll.

      Decades ago, automakers were required by law to improve gas mileage and reduce emissions across their entire fleet of vehicles. They responded by producing vehicles that get impressive mileage and rarely fail a DEQ emissions test. The unintended consequences of this success have been a reduction in gas tax revenue per vehicle, ODOT’s main source of funding. Even with Oregon’s growing population and increased car travel, the gas tax is unable to keep up with manufacturer improvements.

      To compensate for the loss of revenue, ODOT wants a three-pronged tax to generate revenue for road maintenance: 1) gas tax, 2) road usage charge per mile and 3) toll on certain freeway segments. According to their system, it is possible for a vehicle to pay several taxes (petrol, road use and toll) to use the same stretch of road.

      According to ODOT director Kris Strickler, “those who pay the toll can be confident that those tolls are invested in the roads they walk, cycle and drive on, and in the services they use.” On paper this may sound good, but in reality it means that motorists will fund alternative modes of transport, sidewalks, bike lanes and public transport with their tolls. Of course, a small percentage will go to road maintenance, but the ultimate goal is to make driving so expensive that fewer vehicles are on the road. These costs will impact all Oregonians.

      ODOT claims to incorporate community and stakeholder input, but has repeatedly refused to support putting their proposals on the ballot for voters to decide for themselves. Their stance in public meetings has been to let citizens express their concerns and then do what they want.

      I live in a small cul-de-sac community and almost all of the new neighbors are from California. They are all good people. When you chat with them about why they left California, their stories are eerily similar: living there is too expensive. They don’t talk about real estate costs, since they all owned houses. They talk about endless user fees to go anywhere or do anything. They paid general taxes, then paid royalties, user fees, and tolls for everything else. They did not like the government’s overreach. Is this starting to sound familiar?

      Just a few weeks ago, the ODOT announced, beginning in May, that permits and fees would be required to use the historic Columbia River Highway in the Columbia River Gorge. This area is an Oregon treasure that offers some of the best hiking in the state and now ODOT will control who gets to enjoy it. As an outdoor enthusiast, I find this appalling.

      I see the handwriting on the wall – a toll here and user fees there and soon Oregonians won’t be able to do the things we enjoy without paying exorbitant fees. I am a strong supporter of involving ordinary citizens in finding sensible solutions to public policy problems. I call on our elected officials to allow Oregonians to participate in the democratic process and put these taxes, tolls and fees on the ballot. We just need courage, intelligence and heart to do what is right. Oregonians want to live here because there is no place like home.

      Bob Rubitschun is a resident of Oregon City.

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      Alex Ovechkin skates in Canada’s dense Ukrainian enclave


      Hockey star Alex Ovechkin, center among Russia’s professional athletes of public anger over the war in Ukraine, is set to play in front of the most unsympathetic crowd yet.

      Ovechkin, a prominent supporter of President Vladimir V. Putin, and his Washington Capitals teammates will face the Oilers on Wednesday night in Edmonton, Alta., home to one of the largest concentrations of the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.

      Andriy Tovstiuk of Edmonton works with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress to organize fundraisers, rallies, demonstrations and humanitarian relief efforts in Alberta for Ukraine. He will be at Wednesday’s game at Rogers Place.

      “I think we’re going to be loud, we’re going to be excited,” said Tovstiuk, whose organization works with both the Oilers and Calgary Flames, who lost to the Capitals 5-4 on Tuesday to raise funds for Ukraine through its 50-50 raffles, which often top $1 million. “But we all really want to focus on supporting Ukraine and really supporting everything that’s going on right now.

      “But who knows what will happen? It’s an emotional time for everyone, and we really encourage everyone to use this as a rallying point for Ukraine.

      Ovechkin is one of Russia’s most famous athletes, and his friendship with Putin, who has a singular passion for ice hockey, is widely known. The friendship was unwavering after Putin invaded and annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014, with Ovechkin launching an online social movement in 2017 in support of Putin winning the 2018 Russian elections.

      Edmonton is home to 160,000 people of Ukrainian descent and 370,000 in Alberta, according to the 2016 Canadian census. About 1.4 million people of Ukrainian descent live in Canada, more than anywhere else outside Ukraine and of Russia.

      Capitals officials, who have four Russian players on their roster, including Ovechkin, have discussed safety measures with their Oilers counterparts, but no one expects much beyond boos from fans at Rogers Place. The Oilers did not respond to requests for comment. The Capitals declined to speak officially.

      Tim Shipton, executive vice president of the Oilers Entertainment Group, released a statement Monday: “The Edmonton Oilers stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine. As we saw in Saturday’s home game, Oilers fans were very respectful in showing their support for Ukraine.

      Viter, a Ukrainian folk choir, will sing the Ukrainian national anthem before the game. Tovstiuk and other UCC representatives encourage fans to wear the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag during the game. National flags, colors and ensigns, masked in bad taste, are allowed in the arena.

      On Tuesday, ahead of their season opener in Alberta, the Capitals released a statement saying they “join the National Hockey League in condemning the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the loss of innocent lives.” The statement continued: “We call for and hope for a peaceful resolution as soon as possible. The Capitals also fully support our Russian players and their families abroad. We realize that they are put in a difficult situation and we are ready to offer our help to them and their families.

      Since Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, Ovechkin, who is one of the NHL’s biggest stars — two goals against the Flames on Tuesday tied him for third on the career goals list with Jaromir Jagr at 766 — got taunted and booed in road games. His image was even scorned in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday when he appeared in a tribute video for former Blue Jackets star Rick Nash.

      Ovechkin held a press conference on February 25 in a bid to distance himself from Putin and support the Russian invasion. “I am not in politics. Like, I’m an athlete,” he said. He added, without mentioning Putin, “Please no more war.”

      Instead of placating his critics, Ovechkin found himself under fire from supporters of the war in his home country and opponents of it in the rest of the world. This led to a backlash against Ovechkin’s social media accounts from Russian fans, and he was advised not to change his Instagram profile picture as it would not sit well in Russia.

      That’s why Ovechkin’s profile picture, showing him with Putin, on his verified Instagram account, which has 1.6 million followers, remained on Wednesday afternoon. There was a plan to change the image to a symbol of world peace after the press conference, but since Ovechkin’s wife, two children and his parents are currently in Russia, it was decided that the photo of him and Putin would stay.

      So far, Ovechkin and Flames defenseman Nikita Zadorov are the only Russian players to publicly mention the war. Zadorov posted an emoji of the Ukrainian flag and the words “No War” and “STOP IT!!!” on Instagram the day after the invasion.

      According to player agent Dan Milstein, who represents dozens of Russian and Belarus players under NHL contract, his clients and their families are facing a barrage of abuse and slur on platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

      “I’ve had wives of my players who have received very disturbing messages,” Milstein said. “The comments under the photos of children are Nazi baby, go back to Russia, we don’t need you here, go home, among other things.”

      Milstein, who hails from the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv, was the only NHL-related person who reportedly agreed to speak publicly about the article, with others citing fear of repercussions for associates or clients who have members of the family in Russia.

      An NHL spokesperson did not respond to requests for comment from commissioner Gary Bettman. But the league is working with police departments in some of its 32 team cities to provide additional patrols around arenas and player homes.

      Milstein said his Russian clients on NHL rosters want nothing to do with the war in Ukraine but fear the consequences of speaking out.

      “Of course, they’re not only worried about their families, but they’re also extremely worried about what’s happening in Russia,” he said. “My clients don’t want war, my clients want world peace. My clients worry about everyone in Ukraine and Russia, everyone.

      Russian and Belarusian players and teams have been barred from all international competitions by the International Ice Hockey Federation. They also face calls for sanctions from fans, some governments and even Hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky.

      Gretzky, 61, and still one of hockey’s most influential people, called for Russia to be barred from the rescheduled 2022 World Junior Men’s Tournament shortly before the IIHF banned the country. He then explained on Toronto radio station Sportsnet 590 that he was thinking of the large number of people of Ukrainian descent who live in Canada, particularly in Edmonton, where the tournament will be played in August.

      “I just couldn’t understand how we were going to welcome a country at war, to a city that has tons of Ukrainian family members who still live in Ukraine,” said Gretzky, who won four Stanley Cup championships. with Edmonton. . “And I got negative reactions from people who said, ‘Why punish Russian children?’

      “It’s not about punishing Russian children. What about Ukrainian children who are killed daily? Ukrainian children aged 12 or 14 who go to war. I don’t want anyone to be punished. I just think it makes sense that we shouldn’t compete with this country right now, when they’re at war with an innocent country.

      Last week, the NHL condemned the Russian invasion in an official statement and said it was immediately suspending business dealings in Russia. The league suspended ties with the Continental Hockey League, which is largely based in Russia, this week. NHL teams have been ordered to halt communications with Russian-based KHL teams and agents.

      The NHL statement also clarified the league’s stance on Russian players, saying they “play in the NHL on behalf of their NHL clubs, not on behalf of Russia.”

      Milstein and other player agents have said banning Russian players from the NHL makes no sense and would play into Putin’s hands, which continues the Russian government’s tradition of using elite athletes as propaganda.

      Player agents also criticized the Canadian Hockey League, the umbrella group that oversees the three major junior leagues. The CHL recently announced the cancellation of this year’s Russia-Canada series. It is also considering banning Russian and Belarusian prospects from its import draft, which distributes teenage players from countries outside of North America to CHL teams. That, Milstein said, would essentially help Russia, which has concerns about athletes playing elsewhere.

      While some critical observers of Ovechkin, like Hall of Fame keeper Dominik Hasek, would like him banned for his support of Putin, others think suspending him and other Russians wouldn’t help the situation. situation.

      Slava Malamud, a teacher in Baltimore who served as a journalist for many years in Russia, is widely followed on social media as a fierce critic of Ovechkin. Although Malamud said he would have no problem with Ovechkin being kicked out of the NHL because of his support for Putin, he didn’t think punishing all Russian players would be fair.

      “We don’t punish Russians because they are Russians,” he said. “You can’t help where you were born. But the players who explicitly supported Putin, in the first place Ovechkin, are aware of this. He’s stained by it. He did it very willingly.

      Dia & Co partners with Thinx, bringing iconic period underwear to the Dia & Co community


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      Dia.com introduces the vintage underwear category to plus size shoppers with Thinx’s assortment of absorbent products.

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      NEW YORK, NY – NEW YORK, USA, March 9, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Dia & Co, the leading destination for inclusive fashion in sizes 10-32, has launched a new category with its latest partner from Brand: Period Absorbent Underwear, Thinx. This new partnership supports Dia & Co’s mission to assemble the best and widest assortment of styles and brands for the larger community.

      Thinx uses innovative technology to create the ultimate period protection with highly absorbent and breathable products made safely with cotton, nylon and spandex for stretch. It is the latest direct-to-consumer brand to join Dia & Co, which has continuously partnered with top brands to bring the underserved and more community a wide selection of style-focused offerings. Dia.com will now feature a collection of Thinx products that vary in absorbency, style, price, and sizes L-4X (10-30).

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      Dia & Co will carry a wide assortment of Thinx products, ranging from its lightest absorbent products, Cheeky and Air Hiphugger styles, to its super absorbent Super Cotton Brief and Sleep Shorts. The Thinx assortment at Dia & Co will cost between $25 and $50.

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      Dia & Co is the premier inclusive fashion destination, offering style for sizes 10-32. They offer a range of brands through the Dia Shop and a professional styling experience through the Dia Style Box service. Dia & Co was founded in 2015 by Nadia Boujarwah and Lydia Gilbert, to revolutionize the shopping experience for plus size women, an underserved group of over 100 million people. Since then, the direct-to-consumer brand has built a dedicated, diverse and vibrant community. Visit dia.com for more information.

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      Thinx Inc. is a family of brands dedicated to creating products that support bodies through puberty through post-menopause. Together, Thinx, Thinx (BTWN), Thinx For All™ and Speax by Thinx are on a mission to be the most innovative leader in bringing durable and comfortable menstruation and incontinence products to market. We strive to provide the safest products available and work to exceed global regulatory requirements with our STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® certificate [20.HUS.04850 | HOHENSTEIN HTTI]. Their innovation has been recognized by top industry publications, ranking #1 in 2019 for Best Period Panties by Women’s Health Magazine and Good Housekeeping. Thinx was ranked #1 for Best Tech Gadgets for Women in 2018. Thinx was ranked #1 on Crain’s “Fast 50” list in New York in 2018, listed as one of the most disruptive companies in CNBC in 2018 and Inc. 5000’s Fastest Growing Private Enterprise of 2018.

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      Cool Collab: Flirt x HeartGlass


      Just in time for Spring Break, lingerie boutique 50th & France Flirt has announced a collaboration with local swimwear brand HeartGlass.

      Founded by Edina resident Demi George in 2021, HeartGlass is a size-inclusive swimwear brand designed to cater to all body types and make the swimwear shopping experience stress-free. Each of George’s suits, which come in a variety of one-piece styles and different top and bottom styles for mixing and matching, are designed for comfort and movement, offer tummy control and comfortable compression, s fits cup sizes A to G, and contains UPF 50+ to block UVA and UVB rays. “When women try on swimsuits, they fall in love with them,” says George. HeartGlass swimsuits can also be worn as shapewear or bodysuits.

      George hopes his pop-up style partnership with Flirt is just the start of more local collaborations in the dressing rooms. “It’s really about collaboration rather than competition and using each other’s relationships to help our local designers and products, Made in America products, local small businesses, women-owned businesses and true entrepreneurs who never give up on delivering the best of retail experiences,” says George, who is currently trying to introduce his brand to retail stores. “This collaboration not only helps HeartGlass have a platform for customers to try out the innovative sizing, but also helps bring more people into the store during slower times,” George said.

      Flirt owner Jessica Gerard, who focuses on specialty, fashion-driven lingerie and loungewear, has been hosting swimwear shows since she opened her shop 14 years ago, but considers her new partnership with George as an opportunity to not only keep things fresh for her loyal clientele, but also shows her support for another woman- and local-owned business looking to test the waters of the storefront.

      Shoppers can visit Flirt to try on HeartGlass combinations on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. 3927 Market St., Edina, flirt-boutique.com

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      What is a bad credit loan and why should you get one

      A bad credit loan is a type of personal loan that is offered to those with less than stellar credit scores.

      Because your credit is weak, you may be able to get a better deal when applying for such a loan. But how do you determine whether or not someone offers a loan for bad credit? Let’s look at the basics of what they are, how they work, and how they impact your life.

      Repay outstanding debt

      What to expect when you take out payday loans

      There is a way to pay off your outstanding debt with bad credit loans, and it doesn’t involve the big interest your credit card company wants to charge you. You can pay off your debt with payday loans for bad credit uksometimes called cash advances.

      Working with a reputable lender is the best way to pay off outstanding debt with bad credit personal loans. Start by asking around and checking out different lenders before choosing one. They must have a good reputation in the industry and have been in business for some time.

      Once you have found a lender you feel comfortable with, you need to apply for a loan. This can be done online or offline, depending on the lender and where. In most cases, you will be asked for basic information such as your name, address, social security number and bank account number. You should receive an approval letter within 24 hours of applying for the loan as long as everything goes well with the application process.

      What is bad credit?

      If you’re looking to buy a house, buy a new car, or take out a loan, a good credit score is essential. But what if your credit rating is bad?

      If you’ve missed payments or used up your credit cards, you may have a bad credit score. A bad credit score could prevent you from getting loan approval, renting an apartment and even getting a job. You can check your online credit score.

      A credit score consists of five elements: payment history, amounts owed, length of credit history, new credit, and types of credit used. Each component represents between 10% and 35% of your total score. Payment history is the most important factor in determining whether your score will be high or low.

      A quick answer

      Loans for bad credit are a quick way to acquire funds for short-term expenses. They are specially designed to help people with bad credit history or no credit history. Unlike traditional bank loans, these loan services do not require good credit to be approved.

      Loans for bad credit are usually small loans ranging from £500 to £5,000. Loan terms typically range from six months to 36 months, with slightly higher interest rates due to the higher risk of default. You could have the money in your account within 24 hours. Bad credit loans can also be called no credit check loans or guaranteed approval loans.

      No hidden fees

      There is no supplement hidden fees when applying for loans for bad credit. What you have to pay is clearly stated on your loan agreement. You also don’t have to worry about fees you disagree on.

      Each loan will have different terms and conditions, so you should read the terms carefully before signing the contract.

      Pay it in installments

      What is the process of getting a loan What are the successes and pitfalls to be aware of

      You can repay a bad credit loan in installments. This means that you can make repayments every month, which can be useful when repaying large sums of money.

      Paying off your bad credit loan in installments will help you budget your finances, making it easier for you to avoid future financial problems. It also means that you won’t have to find a lump sum to pay off the loan all at once, which may suit your current situation better.

      A bad credit loan is basically a loan you can apply for despite your history of defaulting on debt. There is no 100% guarantee, but these loans are more likely to be approved than a credit card or installment loan because they require no collateral. This fact makes them easy to approve, and they are your best bet if you need cash fast while still keeping your cash.

      “I moved to London from Newcastle and I wish I had known these 5 important things before I got here”


      In 2015 I moved to London from Newcastle upon Tyne. I was 18 and the move was, of course, a transformative moment in my life – within weeks I had started college, found a job in a busy pub and was living on my own for the first time .

      The past seven years have seen a lot of changes in my life – I graduated, spent a year living in Spain lived in six different apartments, worked in four pubs and began a career in journalism. For a year, I even had to flee to the capital, to my mother and father, to save enough money to come back later.

      London is a surreal place that continues to fascinate me. My life here is great and I’m very happy, but I think we can all agree that there are times when the stress of the city gets a little too much – living here is a continuous process of adjustment.

      If I spoke to my 18-year-old self a day before the big move to the capital, there are a number of tips I wish I could give. Here are some key things I learned to live in London the last few years that I would have liked to have known before I arrived.

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      In my experience it is unfair for Londoners to be called rude

      1. The “Londoners are rude” stereotype is a lie

      So you often hear this line as a northerner – “I bet it was a shock to you coming down here ha ha ha no one is smiling or talking to each other are they – NOT EVEN ON THE TUBE! ? This yawn of a statement is, in my opinion, far from the truth – and it’s something mostly said by Southerners, I found.

      This can be quite controversial, and I have to admit that over the years I’ve probably said this myself as lazy chatter. But if I really think about it, I’ve never been sitting in a public environment, like on a subway or form , and I thought, “Do you know what would make this experience better?” If these strangers all started chatting with me and smiling animatedly.

      Call me unsociable, but I think the stereotype that Londoners aren’t friendly simply comes down to the size of the place and its huge population – there’s less opportunity for intimate, cozy interactions when you’re packed into a Central Line carriage with 50 commuters.

      It is true that the people of the Northeast are, in my opinion, remarkably affable and affectionate. However, people North do not live by default in an episode of Coronation Street – not all of us are bright-eyed talkers, foaming at the mouth in anticipation of the next chance to talk to a stranger. Some people are nice, some are not. The same rule applies in London.

      2. Expect to be two things: mocked and poor

      There’s nothing wrong with visiting tourist attractions, just because you live in London

      I came to London under no illusions that I would roll over the cash, but I wish I had known how important it is to keep an eye on your bank balance in the capital. I’ve found life here easier financially over time, but I’m still shocked at how easy it is to completely wipe out your monthly budget in a weekend.

      When it comes to managing money in London , I would tell my younger self that the London spending sting never really wears off. The trick is to remedy that by reminding yourself how lucky you are to live here, how exciting and how fast it is. It is ultimately worth it.

      I came to London aware that I didn’t have a particularly strong Newcastle accent, and over the past seven years it has probably softened even more. I wish I had known it wouldn’t save me from the sneers and jeers I often encountered when working in pubs in London. In the end, there really isn’t escape of that.

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      3. Citymapper is your friend

      Getting lost in London was something I dealt with a lot during my first year here. I knew Citymapper existed when I arrived, but I wish I had realized earlier how life-saving it can be.

      Any newcomer to the capital will tell you that being stranded in an unfamiliar area is just terrifying – getting used to the size of London can take months, and I wish I knew how useful Citymapper can be in bringing you back home from almost anywhere with ease.

      If I had known how useful apps like Citymapper can be, I think I would have been a bit bolder and braver about traveling farther than my familiar home in east london .

      4. Make an effort to get out and move around

      It’s easy to get stuck in one area of ​​the capital, but it’s better to get out and move

      This brings me to my next point – I think it’s important for anyone new to London to branch out and explore what the city has to offer, especially if you’re a student. It’s easy to stick with what you know, and I explored East London a lot when I moved here, although there are areas of London that I overlooked for a while. time.

      I think those of us who live in London are sometimes suspicious of tourist activities, or perhaps we are too caught up in everyday life to pay much attention to it. I’d say that’s a mistake – there’s absolutely no shame in seeing the sights and traveling a bit further.

      In particular, even now it’s easy to get carried away with very rarely seeing friends who live on the other side of town. I think it’s important to nurture those friendships in London no matter how far away you live – we’re so lucky to have access to so many amazing travel links here, there’s really no good reason not to make the most of them.

      Sure, life can be inconvenient and schedules can quickly get hectic, but I would tell my younger self to get out of my little London neighborhood and see what the city really has to offer – (that said, I don’t live than in the streets far from where I was doing when I was 18. It’s a work in progress).

      5. Don’t be afraid to go home

      Moving to London is such a big leap, and although many of my lovely Geordie friends have since moved to join me, when I was 18, some didn’t like the idea of ​​moving so far from home. them.

      While this view is entirely correct, this attitude sometimes has the negative effect of making people from the North in London reluctant to return home. Whether it’s just for a visit or to return permanently, moving to London from so far away is such an expense and such a hassle that some may think they have to hold on, whatever the weather.

      I don’t think that should be the case – even now there are weeks when London is a bit too much, and I worry about the long-term implications of living in such an expensive city. Be open to the idea of ​​moving elsewhere or having regular visits residence is something that I think should be encouraged.

      There’s nothing to lose considering that London isn’t always the best place in the world to settle down – being open to this idea can make you enjoy the capital even more.

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      Canada announces new sanctions against Russia targeting 10 people

      As the Russian invasion continues, more and more companies continue to announce that they are ceasing to do business with Russia.

      On Monday, Italian fashion group Prada and Japanese carmaker Nissan became the latest companies to pull out.

      Prada suspended operations in Russia, citing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Prada group also owns Miu Miu, Car Shoe, Churches and Marchisi.

      Prada spokeswoman Marta Monaco told CNN: “The Prada Group has suspended its retail operations in Russia. Our main concern is for all colleagues and their families affected by the tragedy in Ukraine, and we We will continue to support them.” The statement follows a pledge by Prada and other Italian fashion houses to donate to Ukraine. Supporting companies include Armani, Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana.

      Responding to the donation, UNHCR’s representative for Italy, Chiara Cardoletti, said: “We estimate that 12 million people in Ukraine will need assistance and protection, while more than 4 million Ukrainian refugees may need protection and care in neighboring countries in the coming months. .” Citing the need for immediate help, Caedoletti added in his statement: “Enormous resources are needed and that is why we hope that in the next few hours, other companies in the fashion sector, and d Other sectors will also make their contribution.

      Nissan today announced the suspension of vehicle exports to Russia. In a press release issued by the company, the Japanese manufacturer added that it “expects production to stop soon at our factory in St. Petersburg.”

      The statement highlighted Nissan’s commitment and support to aiding the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine by establishing a fund of 2.5 million euros (approximately $2.7 million). “€1 million would be donated to the Red Cross and other non-profit organizations to support ongoing emergency activities that are providing vital assistance and essential supplies to families and children at this time. Where it helps, the company is also willing to donate vehicles.”

      Company CEO Makoto Uchida said, “We have all been touched by the suffering of so many people and families, including members of our own Nissan family. We created the Nissan Cares Fund to support our employees and support international efforts that are working around the clock to respond to this immeasurable human tragedy.

      Other automakers ceasing business with Russia include: General Motors, Toyota and Volkswagen.

      On Sunday, American Express became the latest credit card company to announce it was ending operations in Russia as its invasion of Ukraine intensifies.

      The company said in a statement that American Express cards issued globally will no longer work in Russia, and cards issued in Russia will not work outside the country.

      American Express also announced that it was ending its business activities in Belarus.

      “This is in addition to previous actions we have taken, which include ending our relationships with Russian banks affected by U.S. and international government sanctions,” American Express said in a statement on Sunday.

      A day earlier, Mastercard announced it was suspending network services in Russia, and Visa also announced it was suspending all operations there.

      Social media companies also restrict access in Russia. In the latest move, TikTok said on Sunday it was suspending certain features in Russia in light of the country’s new law criminalizing misinformation.

      “In light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, we have no choice but to suspend live streaming and new content from our video service while we consider the implications of this law for security,” the company tweeted. “Our in-app messaging service will not be affected.”

      The company added in a blog post, “We will continue to assess the evolving circumstances in Russia to determine when we can fully resume our services with safety as a top priority.”

      Facebook’s parent company Meta said it would block access to Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik across the European Union.

      The move comes after receiving “requests from a number of governments and the EU to take further action regarding Russian state-controlled media,” wrote Nick Clegg, vice president of global affairs at the company, in a tweet.

      Meta also said it applied algorithmic restrictions to Russian state media that should prevent it from appearing as prominently in user feeds.

      Twitter also announced plans to “reduce visibility and amplification” of content from Russian state media.

      A multitude of other companies are withdrawing from Russia. Read more here.

      Twelfth House Republican fined for not wearing a mask


      The House Ethics Committee revealed Monday that Rep. Randy WeberRandall (Randy) Keith Weber Investigate secret Russian funding of US anti-fossil fuel groups Nearly half of Texas Republicans say Trump endorsement positively influences vote: Trump poll casts endorsements in congressional races of Texas MORE (R-Texas) was fined $500 for failing to wear a mask on the House floor, making him the 12th House Republican facing a monetary penalty for defying the requirement before its cancellation last week.

      Lawmakers have 30 days to challenge the fines before the House Ethics Committee, but Weber did not appeal, according to the panel.

      The Ethics Committee said it received notice of the fine imposed on Weber by the House Sergeant-at-Arms on November 30.

      The Capitol doctor announced last week – two days before President BidenJoe BidenArmed intruder arrested at Joint Base Andrews after Harris returns Capitol Police issue emergency statement regarding Harris truck convoy in Selma: ‘We won’t let setbacks stop us’ MOREof the State of the Union address — that masks were no longer mandatory.

      The change came days after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance that masks should be optional in localities with what it considers a “low” or “medium” community level of COVID-19.

      Eleven other House Republicans have been fined for not wearing a mask in the House chamber over the past year: Reps. Marjorie Taylor GreeneMarjorie Taylor GreeneGOP is working to downplay the danger of increased riots on Capitol Hill The memo: What now for anti-Trump Republicans? Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene says she will meet Trump ‘soon’ in Florida MORE (Ge.), Andrew Clyde (Ge.), Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertTime for the Greene-Boebert show to end Elon Musk: US must increase oil and gas production ‘immediately’ Pelosi says Boebert and Greene ‘should just shut up’ MORE (Col.), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (Iowa), Bob Good (Virginia), Mary Miller (Illinois), Chipie RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene Roy Growing list of Republicans will not participate in SOTU for test mandate House passes bill making lynching a federal hate crime Pandemic casts shadow over State of the Union Biden MORE (Texas), Ralph NormanRalph Warren NormanPandemic casts shadow over Biden’s State of the Union GOP reps Greene and Clyde rack up over 0,000 combined mask fines Look to EU to understand US border crisis MORE (SC), Brian MastBrian Jeffrey MastPandemic casts a shadow over GOP reps over Biden’s State of the Union. Greene and Clyde rack up over 0,000 combined Hillicon Valley mask fines – YouTube permanently bans Dan Bongino MORE (Florida), Beth Van Duyne (Texas) and Thomas MasseThomas Harold MassieHouse Passes Resolution Supporting Ukraine; Three Republicans vote ‘no’ Growing list of Republicans won’t participate in SOTU for test mandate House passes bill making lynching a federal hate crime MORE (Ky.).

      Only three of those Republicans have been repeat offenders. Miller-Meeks was fined twice, while Greene and Clyde were both fined dozens.

      The mask mandate in the House chamber and surrounding office buildings first went into effect in July 2020, after several Republicans refused to wear masks. House Democrats set fines starting at $500 — and $2,500 for subsequent offenses — in January 2021 after angering several Republicans who refused to wear masks as lawmakers were crammed into a space secured during the attack on the Capitol.

      Greene said last month she was “well over $100,000” in mask fines, while Clyde was fined at least $68,000.

      The Senate, meanwhile, has never had a mask mandate since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.

      Period Panties (Menstrual Underwear) Market Growth by 2022-2027 | Industry Size, Shares, Earnings | Segmentation by Types, Applications, Regions


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      Expected revenue of $1,206 million by 2027 at a CAGR of 31.3%

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      The Global Period Panties (Menstrual Underwear) Market was valued at US$200.7 million in 2020 and expected to reach US$1,206 million by the end of 2027, growing at a CAGR of 31.3% during 2021-2027.

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      Leah Remini stuns in all black lingerie, here’s where to get the look


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      Between exposing Scientology and starring in reruns of king of the hill, Lea Remini seems to be living his best life. The outspoken actress, producer and lawyer has no problem letting fans get a glimpse of her life through her active Instagram feed.

      She recently shared a series of particularly sultry photos featuring Dita Von Teese lingerie. The 51-year-old mother-of-one looked fabulous, with full makeup and a glass of white wine nearby.

      Frankly, we too would love to wander around our homes like multi-millionaires. But luckily, you don’t need a millionaire’s budget to look the same as Remini.

      The second photo from Remini’s set features the Madame X underwired bra in cheetah. This cutout underwire bra has a vintage vibe with a modern construction for drama and comfort. Channel seams provide support, while stretch lace provides room to breathe.

      The Madame X is Dita Von Teese’s signature bra, and it’s easy to see why. Cage straps and a signature back make this bra as sexy as it is unique. Nordstrom also offers the Madame X in cream, black and magenta.

      (Dita Von Teese)

      In Remini’s first pic, it looks like she’s wearing the same Madame X Underwire under a satin bralette. However, the Dita Von Teese line offers a few dupe-worthy options. The first is the Madame X Wireless Bra in black.

      Like the Madame X Underwire, its wireless counterpart has risque cage straps with flirty bow detailing. It also features a keyhole cutout and stretch lace lining. Thanks to its non-wired cups and lower back, the Madame X Wireless bra is the best of all vampy and comfortable worlds.

      Bra without underwire Dita Von Teese Madame X
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      Another option is the Madame X Longline, which features underwired cups and a few extra inches below the bust. The extra fabric smoothes and shapes the waist while providing extra support. Of course, this bra also has the signature Madame X crossover straps.

      Now all you need is a glass of wine and a sultry pout. Of course, Remini could have had a professional makeup and photography team for her shoot. But a self-timer (or a partner in use) should do just fine.

      Dita Von Teese Madame X long bra
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      Cheryl Overton on Ditching the Whiteboard: Finding Creative Inspiration in New Places


      I find inspiration everywheresays Cheryl Overton.

      You might assume, based on the quote, that Overton is a painter, poet, or playwright. While there are nuances of each of these in his work, Overton has built a career in corporate America as a marketing and communications manager.

      “When I work with a client, I don’t just think about the typical creative brief,” she says. “I look for ideas that are improvisational, three-dimensional and experimental.” Abandoning the traditional “whiteboard” approach, she tries to anchor her discovery in the client’s own inspiration streams, which may include textiles, spices, a music playlist or TikTok.

      Executives and even some entrepreneurs don’t always have permission to be creative, Overton says, and because of that, the world can miss out on a fresh perspective that can bring value. “We should allow ourselves to lean on that muscle,” she says.

      Too often, we are relegated to leads: good at math, analytical thinker, artistic, a natural with languages. These labels can turn into swimming lanes and eventually silos, preventing us from tapping into the breadth of our interests, inspirations and skills. Growing up, Overton was a strong writer and was often the first to speak in class or volunteer to speak publicly. Speaking out loud made her feel like she was seen and heard, literally, in a world where few were like her. But she also had a passion for the fine arts. She has drawn, oil painted, designed jewelry and even dabbled in photography.

      In the end, she had to choose between business or the life of an artist. She often wonders what would have happened if she had gone the other way. For now, she fills that need by cooking, traveling, seeing art exhibits, and sometimes even making jewelry. These activities often lead him to think about his business and working with his clients in new ways.

      Overton is the Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Cheryl Overton Communications, where she uses her extensive corporate experience, as well as her artistic talents, to help brands navigate their stakeholder relationships through creative storytelling and disruptive business solutions.

      His unique approach to working with clients and brands has won him numerous awards, including an Emmy, the Cannes Lion and “New Yorker of the Year”. It also brought him personal meaning and joy.

      For example, on a trip to Morocco, Overton was struck by the colorful and elaborate tiling that existed everywhere, from palace interiors to bathrooms. “Almost every deck I created for clients that year had a tile pattern, whether it was the corners, a mosaic of colors in the background, or the placement of the words.”

      Recent trips to Santa Fe and the Utah-Arizona border have reinforced his appreciation of the many shades among and within earth tones. She recently put this into her holiday gift wrapping strategy using plain brown kraft paper bags and wrapping paper, but adding texture via raffia bows, using fabric instead of paper. silk and incorporating greeting cards designed by a Brooklyn artist.

      While Overton taps into the traditional realms of art, music and architecture, she also finds ideas in other areas, such as how food is cooked and prepared. “I’m a big fan of the culinary arts,” says Overton. “I’m inspired by how chefs use the creative process to solve problems and then create something beautiful for others to enjoy.”

      Finding inspiration “everywhere” isn’t always about external prompting; it might be changing your daily routine, creating a weekly “inspiration board,” or seeking a thought-provoking partnership from an unlikely source.

      Here are three ways Overton can “get unstuck” and avoid creative blocks:

      1. Wear a uniform. While she’s a lover of fashion and accessories, on days when she wants to channel creative energy, she does the counter-intuitive thing and wears black and white. By limiting her wardrobe options, she can reuse that energy in other creative pursuits.
      1. Brainstorming with an 11-year-old child. She is not a relative, but she is an unofficial “aunt” to many. It never fails: when she asks a young person for their opinion on a branding tactic she’s exploring, she gets something unexpected, fresh or funny in return, and that can sow the seeds of a idea on which it can rely. An “atypical” thought partner is sometimes an excellent foil.
      2. Fool your barista (or bartender). Disrupt your routine by visiting a new cafe. Taste a new pour. People watch from a different place to literally change their perspective on things.

      We can all use inspiration to make our lives more meaningful and successful – professional, personal or both. As the poet Rilke wrote in Letter to a young poet, we should “live the questions”. For Overton, the questions are, “How do you engage with the people and the world around you? Are you curious about them? How and why do you care? How is this expressed? By living these questions, she draws her inspiration from everyday life.

      Posted on March 6, 2022

      Andrew Christian slammed for using Ukraine to promote his underwear / LGBTQ Nation


      Andrew Christian Underwear Ukraine PostPhoto: Instagram screenshot

      Andrew Christian, an underwear brand popular among gay men and gogo dancers, is being criticized for allegedly using the Russian invasion of Ukraine to promote their skivvies.

      In a recent Instagram post, the founder of the brand posted a photo of himself holding panties in the blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag. He announced: “I’m giving away a pair of autographed underwear I created to support Ukraine to 1 random person. All you have to do is tell me in the comments which Ukrainian association you donated to and why you are supporting… 🇺🇦 #ukraine #prayforukraine #standwithukraine”.

      Related: Ukrainian LGBTQ activists fought and captured a group of Russian soldiers

      A commenter using the twenty20k handle replied, “Wow activism at its finest”, adding, “for the record, I’m pro 🇺🇦 and anti this influencer post.”

      Another named marcusbryan wrote: “Absolute cringe.

      Others asked when they would produce underwear in the colors of the flag of Syria, Palestine, Yemen and other regions torn by invasion and war.

      The post obviously put the brand in a tough spot. On the one hand, it’s admirable that the brand has sought to encourage people to share their activism for innocent civilians. On the other hand, hosting an underwater giveaway as a way to highlight your brand during a deadly and ongoing humanitarian crisis sounds corny, regardless of the underlying intentions.

      Asked about gay adult movie site reviews The swordthe underwear brand said: “Andrew Christian has also made donations to charities that help Ukraine. We apologize for not making this clear in the post; however, we did not want the people think we were trying to take advantage of the unfortunate humanitarian crisis and the precarious political situation by touting our own gifts.

      The brand announced that since the beginning of the conflict, it had made a donation to OutrightInternational.org, an LGBTQ charity that helps Ukraine; Razom, a charity supporting Ukrainian democracy efforts; and the Red Cross, the humanitarian aid organization.

      Patsy Kensit’s hottest shots – girl in bikini, plunging dresses and racy lingerie


      Patsy Kensit has turned 54 and to celebrate the former model’s big day, we’re taking a look at some of her hottest moments.

      The English actress and former child star is well known for her television and film appearances, with long stints in Emmerdale and Holby City and film appearances in big titles such as Lethal Weapon 2.

      The blonde bombshell has also made headlines over the years for marrying rock stars Jim Kerr and Liam Gallagher.

      The star has two sons, James, 27, whom she shares with Simple Minds star Jim, and Lennon, 21, who she shares with Oasis frontman Liam.

      She then went to DJ Jeremy Healy and got married in 2009, but they divorced a year later.

      Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff…

      Marilyn atmosphere

      The star exuded Hollywood glamor in this photo

      Patsy first appeared on our television screens at the age of four in 1972 in an advertisement for Birds Eye frozen peas.

      However, fast forward to this photo taken in 1990, the model has already secured a successful career in television, film and modeling.

      In the balcony shot, she’s wearing a white dress and with her blonde hair, we’re definitely getting Hollywood glamor Marilyn Monroe vibes.

      Showing off her long pins in the skin-tight minidress, Patsy quickly cemented herself with a sex symbol.

      lady in red

      She followed in her mother’s footsteps

      If you look at Patsy’s background, it’s no surprise that she was thrust into the limelight from an early age.

      The model was a regular on the runway at one point and lined up for some high-profile brands, just like her mother.

      Patsy’s mother was a secretary at Dior and a former model who had also paraded on the catwalks.

      One show saw her steal the show in a plunging red spaghetti strap dress that showcased her toned figure as she smoldered for the cameras.

      glitter queen

      Patsy looked sassy in her sequins

      The stunning British model was a regular at photoshoots back in the day and still put on a good show for magazines and advertising campaigns.

      Here, she can be seen looking like a goddess in a shimmering green two-piece wearing white gloves.

      This photo was taken in 1995, the same year she starred alongside Kristin Scott Thomas and Mark Rylance in Angels & Insects.

      Racy red carpet

      The actress pulled off a stunning look for the glitzy event

      Over the years, Patsy has attended more than her fair share of lavish celebrity soirees and red carpet events.

      In 2001, she stole the show by rocking a very low-cut look in a silky black dress, as she attended a Macmillan charity party, turning all eyes on her with the glam display.

      The event was hosted by Jaguar and Vogue, so we’re not surprised she’s pumped up and looking so glam.

      Ageless actress

      Patsy definitely doesn’t look her age

      This stunning photo was taken in 2006, the same year she quit her role on the ITV soap opera.

      Patsy left Emmerdale after saying the drive to Yorkshire and time away from her sons was “too stressful”.

      The actress played Sadie King and starred in 113 episodes.

      During her time on the soap opera Dales, she was nominated for a British Soap Award, for Soap Bitch of the Year, and a National Television Award, for Most Popular Newcomer.

      bikini baby

      Patsy isn’t shy on social media

      Here, Patsy showed off her age-defying beauty by posting a striking bikini photo on her Instagram page.

      The stunning actress admitted she was “showing the sunshine” as she shared the snaps with her fans on the social media platform.

      She wrote: “Craving for the sun!!! Trying on bikinis and trying to manifest my way to the Maldives. I turn 54 on March 4th so those days may be over soon… but NY doesn’t care… if you don’t like it then don’t watch.”

      glowing goddess

      She topped up her tan during her summer vacation

      The star flaunted her stunning figure in another bikini snap that showed off her summer glow.

      The cute photo saw her tanned in a black two-piece showing off her toned physique as she pouted with her face tilted towards the camera.

      She accessorized her look with a gold necklace with the letter “P” displayed on it for her initials.

      She wrote: “So full of flu…this summer feels like years ago…hope to have some sunshine in the new year.”

      Happy birthday, Patty!

      How to complete Double The Tails, Double The Fun Request in Pokemon Legends: Arceus


      Residents of the Hisui area Pokemon Legends: Arceus will send you on all kinds of missions. From intense battles to scavenging items, you’ll have the chance to complete requests and earn rewards. One request you will come across is Double the Tails, Double the Fun.

      Related: Pokemon Legends: Arceus – How To Fully Upgrade The Barber

      For this quest, you will need locate a specific two-finned Pokémon for Netta. In this guide, we are going to see how to start this request, as well as which Pokémon it requests. Let’s first see how to unblock this request.

      Unlock request 50

      request screen showing request 50 completed

      Double the tail, double the fun is Request #50 and go unlock once you see a Finneon for the first time. Once you do, Netta will give you the request, asking you to bring her a Pokémon with two tail fins, which happens to be Finneon.


      Netta is located in the lower part of the village, on the other side of the river. She wears Security Corps attire and will be standing near pasture.

      If you’ve captured a Finneon before, just show it to him and fulfill the request. If you haven’t caught a Finneon yet, don’t worry; Next, we are going to see where you can find this fish Pokémon.

      Where to find Finneon

      pokedex location page for finneon

      There are only one place in the Hisui area where you can catch Finneon. It’s inside the Seagrass Haven area of ​​the Cobalt Coastlands.

      To get here you will need to swim with Basculegion to the northern part of the Cobalt Coastlands. The Seagrass Haven will have several islands around which Finneon can spawn.

      finneon location circled on a map of the cobalt coasts

      We recommend jump with Basculegion to slow down time, allowing you to quickly run through a Pokeball in Finneon. Finneon will attempt to run while grabbing it, so act fast and try to use lighter balls to catch one.

      Back to Netta

      player talking with Netta after showing her finneon
      via WoW/YouTube quests

      With your Finneon in hand, return to Netta in Jubilife Village. By presenting him with a Finneon, you will be rewarded with a Star Piece. This can be sold to a vendor for a large sum of money.

      Now that you’re done with Request 50, keep exploring and fulfilling requests from others in the Hisui region!

      Next: Pokemon Legends: Arceus – Complete Guide

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      Pregnant women’s underwear market is booming all over the world with Tingmei, Mammy Village, NuoYI – business ethics


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      Geographically, the market has been segmented into

      • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
      • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy and rest of Europe)
      • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)
      • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and rest of South America)
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      Diabolical Offers Wild Superpowered Raunch Awaiting Season 3: Review


      The post office The Boys Presents: Diabolical Offers Wild Superpowered Raunch As We Wait For Season 3: Review appeared first on Result.

      The pitch: Animated spin-off anthologies for popular nerd properties are all the rage, it seems; hot in the back of Star Wars Visions just a few months ago, Prime Video’s hit superhero satire The boys gets one in the form of Boys Present: Devilish.

      Inspired, presumably, by their other comic book bloody adaptation Invinciblehere we have eight distinct stories, with eight distinct animation styles, telling stories in and around the world of the corporate-sponsored (and created) superhero series, and the gut-strewn trails they leave in their wake.

      Across eight Adult Swim-sized stories, the anthology takes a look at the following tales of superpowered mayhem:

      • A silent Tex Avery caper with a Vought scientist chasing the laser-eyed baby of his dreams;
      • Residents of a home for teenagers with deceptive superpowers plot to kill their parents;
      • Billy Butcher (this time voiced by Jason Isaac) causes the Seven’s resident drug dealer to mess up their supply;
      • An average-looking couple uses supercharged body lotion to make themselves look like their idealized selves (and keep their social media accounts buzzing);
      • A young woman (Awkwafina) takes Compound V and befriends his sensitive turd;
      • The daughter of a power couple of black superheroes calls on her parents’ old nemesis to put the fight back in their shaky marriage;
      • An elderly man (Randall Duk Kim) steals Compound V to save his dying wife;
      • Homeland (Antoine Starr) undertakes his first morally gray mission for Vought, with Black Noir hot on his heels to keep him in line.

      Cartoon Violence: In a television landscape committed to deconstructing the myth of superheroes (see: watchmen, Peacemaker, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow yeahIseadit), Eric Kripke’s adaptation of the hit comic book series by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson The boys stands out for its almost youthful preoccupation with the raunchy, the gore and heaps of profanity.

      Yes, there’s a surprising amount to be said for the real impact of superpowered beings in a modern world (namely, that companies would immediately try to make money off of them and turn them into brands/products), but it juggles a sly sense of humor, high body counts, and volumes of blood in Verhoeven’s films.

      As a palate cleanser between seasons of the main show (Season 2 ended in October 2020 and COVID pushed Season 3 back to June this year), Prime Video provided this animated anthology with all the peaks and valleys that you would expect from such an undertaking.

      Some of the shorts are absolutely fantastic, playing with the trappings of the show’s world to create funny or heartbreaking stories that stand on their own. Others? Well, let’s just say that 12 minutes is often not enough to tell a story.

      The series starts off fairly slowly in its first half with “Laser Baby’s Day Out,” the play written by Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen that plays as if “Duck Amuck” was directed by Peter Jackson in the 90s. Vought scientist who falls in love with a super-powered baby with deadly laser eyes (a gag we’ve already seen put to good use in season 1 of The boys), it’s cute in concept but wears out quickly.

      After all, between Invincible and the aforementioned live-action appearance, there’s not much to do with the laser-baby stuffing except for a few mildly clever gags and some superficial aesthetic callbacks to old Looney Tunes shorts.

      The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Prime Video)

      The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Prime Video)

      “An Animated Short Where Pissed-Off Supes Kill Their Parents” by Justin Roiland and Ben Bayouth gives us a rick and morty-fied getaway in the Boys universe, with Compound V recipients who get disappointing (or downright tragic) powers: The Woman Who’s Completely Intangible, The Man With A Boombox Head Who Plays Nothing But Hootie and Blowfish’s “Only Wanna Be With You”, a child with boobs for eyeballs, you get the picture. It’s perhaps the most hilarious short in the anthology, tinged with that interpersonal pathos that pervades Rick and Morty. He’s a winner.

      Less successful, however, are those that try to keep us grounded in the show business itself, oddly enough; Comics creator Ennis writes ‘The Pusher,’ which ends up feeling a bit boring and shallow, save for one particularly gnarly gag in the climax involving a super-fast supe jumped on spawning drugs. a path through another member of The Seven.

      And the closest, “One Plus One Equals Two,” primarily entertains in that it teases the idea that Homelander (Antony Starr) wasn’t a total sociopath before we met him on the show; instead, he was pushed into it by necessity and cold-blooded orders from Vought leaders. Basically more Diabolical happens to feel like it’s monkey Invinciblethe less interesting it becomes.

      Shit in the Punchbowl: But put Compound V in the hands of writers and animators who contrast blood buckets with unexpected sweetness, and Diabolical manages to shine a little more. Take “Boyd in 3D,” a small-scale romance about two people who internalize the vanity and validation that social media provides and project it onto their bodies and their own relationships. It’s light and unexpected, even if it ends with an unnecessarily cruel twist.

      Awkwafina (and stars!) “BFFs” pens, probably the cutest of the bunch, styled after shojo anime and follow a young girl who forms an inseparable bond with literal shit. “Nubian v. Aisha Tyler’s Nubian” is a decent enough lark, toying with the tried-and-true married superhero couple tropes without really innovating on them as much; Still, Tyler has a flair for quick-witted dialogue, and John DiMaggio is a hoot as the Nubians’ nemesis Vought, a wretched middle-aged hawk with hammers for hands named Groundhawk.

      The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Prime Video)

      The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Prime Video)

      The Boys Presents: Diabolical (Prime Video)

      But the most surprising entry is easily “John and Sun-hee”, which can be described as At the top meets Akira— the story of an old man trying to do everything he can to earn another day with his wife, who is in the hospital dying of terminal cancer. Steve In Chang Ahn’s beautiful hand-drawn animation keeps the violent brief of The boys‘, this time amplified by the cosmic and emotional trappings of Korean horror.

      And at the center of it all, he uses a clumsy super-powered elixir to externalize a woman’s battle with cancer and a man’s struggle to say goodbye to the woman he loves. Prepare to be shocked that this short was written by Andy Samberg…if your eyes aren’t too dusty to read the end credits.

      The verdict: Paradoxically, Boys Present: Devilish does best when it shuns the teenage antics of its source material and takes on bigger conceptual swings. Define a stand-alone romantic tragedy or a social media parable in the margins of the world? Yes please! Trying to continue the adventures of established characters in the same old universe we watched? Not really.

      Such is the fate of so many of these anthologies; some will inevitably work better than others. For a good time, skip to “An Animated Short…”, “Boyd in 3D”, “BFFs”, and “John and Sun-Hee”. But really, at a full two-hour battery life, Diabolical will hardly waste your time.

      Where is it playing? The Boys Presents: Devilish summons an army of sentient turds and swarms to Amazon on March 4th.


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      The Kotak Special Situations Fund will invest up to Rs 450 cr in the Gold Plus glass industry

      Kotak Special Situations Fund (KSSF), managed by Kotak Investment Advisors, on Tuesday announced an investment of up to Rs 450 crore in Gold Plus Glass Industry Ltd.

      Gold Plus is one of the leading float glass manufacturers, with two manufacturing lines in North India, and has a comprehensive bouquet of clear glass and value added glass product offerings.

      As part of the transaction, out of the total amount of up to Rs 600 crore to be raised by Gold Plus, KSSF will invest up to Rs 450 crore while Premji Invest, an existing investor in Gold Plus, will invest up to Rs 150 crore additional rupees. , according to a press release.

      Funds raised by Gold Plus will be used to invest in the company’s expansion plan to set up two new float glass manufacturing lines and a solar glass line in southern India for a project that could reach Rs 2,500 crore.

      “Gold Plus is poised for its next phase of growth by participating and contributing to the Government of India’s ‘Make-in-India’ vision. I am happy to welcome KSSF on board, as well as Premji Invest who trusted our company by investing in the second round of financing,” said Subhash Tyagi, Chairman of Gold Plus.

      Eshwar Karra, CEO of KSSF at Kotak Investment Advisors, said the Indian float glass industry is undergoing structural change with increasing use in the architectural, automotive and industrial sectors, as well as the growing government support for domestic manufacturers.

      “We are delighted to commit additional capital to our existing partnership with Gold Plus for one of the largest expansions planned in the glass industry. The expansion will help reduce import dependency in line with the government’s Aatmanirbhar initiative,” said Rajesh Ramaiah, Partner at Premji Invest.

      “With the support of the Karnataka government through incentives and fast-track approvals, significant job creation in a developing industrial belt of Belgaum is possible. The solar glass factory will give new impetus to the initiatives taken by the government in the solar industry,” he added.

      KSSF, an alternative investment fund under Sebi rules managed by Kotak Investment Advisors, currently manages a $1 billion fund.

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      NYC to lift Key2NYC mandate, but private sector still blocks Kyrie Irving from playing home games


      New York City is set to drop vaccination requirements on March 7, Mayor Eric Adams announced Sunday. Individuals will no longer need to wear a mask or show proof of vaccination indoors after this date.

      The decision is a step forward in allowing professional athletes who are not fully vaccinated – including Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving – to play home games. Private sector mandate still prevents Irving from doing so, town hall official Recount Athleticism Shams Charaniaalthough he can enter the Barclays Center as a spectator.

      “New York City’s #COVID numbers continue to decline. As long as our indicators show a low level of risk and we don’t see any surprises this week, on Monday, March 7, we will also be removing vaccination requirements for Key2NYC – i.e. indoor dining, fitness and entertainment venues,” Adams said on social networks.

      “We’re taking this week to give business owners time to adjust while we monitor the numbers to make sure we’re making the best public health decisions for the people of New York City.”

      On Monday, Adams said he wanted to see Irving play at home at Barclays Center, but would not make an exception for the unvaccinated Nets guard because it would “send the wrong message” to other New York workers. .

      “Look, I want Kyrie on the court,” Adams told CNBC. “There’s so much at stake here. And I’ve spoken with the team owner (Joseph Tsai). We want to find a way to get Kyrie on the pitch, but that’s a bigger issue.”

      He added: “I can’t shut down my city again. It would send the wrong message just to have an exception for one player as we tell countless New York employees, ‘If you don’t follow the rules, you cannot be employed.'”

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      Top 5 Most Ridiculous Valentine’s Day Gifts – Lomabeat.com


      Valentine’s Day is a time to show your partner how much you love them, and gifts are one way to do that. The Valentine’s Day gift market is so saturated that it can be difficult to distinguish good gifts from gifts that don’t properly convey the message “I love you.” Here are the five most ridiculous Valentine’s Day gifts you should avoid at all costs.

      5. Giant Teddies

      These six-foot-tall teddy bears are all fun and fun until you can’t fit them through the front door. They are also not original and are the first things to do after spring cleaning is done. The only perk they serve is making a good cuddle buddy, but unless you want your significant other to cuddle with them on their lawn, you should save the $200 and spend it on something not listed. on this list.

      4. Love Notes Toilet Paper

      Love notes are wonderful, in fact, you should write love notes to your partner once in a while, but don’t put them on toilet paper. Humans’ sense of smell and their memories are intertwined, so just imagine your partner using the bathroom, seeing the toilet paper you gave them that says you “love it up and down,” and then the associate with the range of stinks that come from the bathroom. You will forever be tied to the smell of bodily waste and you don’t want that, so don’t.

      3. Hygiene products

      To begin with, it is never acceptable to offer hygienic products. They just send the wrong message. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to say “I love you” and not “your breath stinks” or “you have body odor”. It doesn’t matter if Bath & Body Works made products with Valentine’s scents. These are not gifts. These simply ask you to get put into the niche by your partner. However, a nice candle to burn at a romantic dinner wouldn’t hurt.

      2. Matching underwear

      Of all the clothes you could get, underwear shouldn’t be on the list. One of the benefits of couples wearing matching clothes is that others can see it and give couples a hard time. Since the underwear is not really seen, this public ridicule does not occur. Don’t deprive singles of the only joy they get on Valentine’s Day.

      1. An engagement ring

      According to a report by American Express, nearly six million couples get engaged on Valentine’s Day each year. Don’t be unoriginal. I can think of nothing more embarrassing than being proposed in a restaurant on Valentine’s Day and looking to the next table to find another proposal happening at the same time. It would ruin the moment. Valentine’s Day is a special day for all couples. Wait a few more days to make a random day of the year special for you and your loved one.

      Written by: Jenna Bernath

      This platform wants to disrupt the payday loan industry


      NAAC Finance will connect the unbanked with quick cash and financial education, helping them avoid predatory high-interest loans.

      More than 7 million U.S. households are unbanked, meaning no one living in that household has a checking or savings account, according to a FDIC investigation. Lack of a bank account can make it difficult to get a home loan, a small business, or a small dollar, leaving millions of Americans without access to finance.

      To help address this issue, the National Asian American Coalition (NAAC), a California-based CDFI, launched NAAC Financesa digital lending service for low to moderate income communities who find it difficult to access traditional banking services. The service is a partnership with startup Asenso Finance from global venture capital studio Talino Venture Labs.

      “It’s digital lending and financial management,” says Mel Dimacali, deputy director of CDFI at NAAC. “Rather than just asking people to borrow, it also helps them improve their credit.”

      The digital lending service was created out of an FDIC technology sprint competition exploring how to help banks meet the needs of the unbanked through new technologies and methods. NAAC and Talino Venture Labs won the market readiness category with the program, “Breaking Down Barriers: Reaching the Last Mile of the Unbanked.”

      “The goal was to deliver a product that will not only be attractive to people to join in terms of the benefits of the loan portion and improving their credit, but also education in money management,” says Dimacali.

      Increasing home ownership is the ultimate goal of NAAC and its programs. The organization is a HUD-approved nonprofit housing counseling agency that provides down payment assistance and homeownership counseling, as well as small business loans.

      NAAC is currently accepting applications for the new NAAC Funding Program and plans to fully launch in February 2022 with the SPRING Small Dollar Loan. Borrowers can apply for loans of $1,000, $2,000 and $2,500, with interest rates ranging from 10% to 20%, and loan applications will be approved quickly, within two business days. Funds will be disbursed within two weeks.

      The quick turnaround is an effort to address the “short-term liquidity” issue that individuals and small businesses often face, Dimacali says. The program also aims to help people avoid payday lenders when they need money fast, because these loans can charge up to 400% interest and leave borrowers in a more difficult financial situation.

      NAAC Finance also requires borrowers to complete financial literacy training where they will learn money management skills. “We’re going to teach you why money matters, why credit matters,” Dimacali adds. “We give them examples of why building your credit is important because by building your credit you can be a more successful small business owner and a more successful individual, in terms of credit and financial empowerment. .”

      Low to moderate income individuals with a credit score below 680 who are employed are eligible for a NAAC Finance loan. Small business loans are also available to help small businesses access capital to grow or recover from the difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Dimacali says the program isn’t just available to the Asian-American community, and NAAC partners with other community organizations to reach underserved groups. “Once this is fully launched, it will only grow more and more in terms of truly serving communities with education,” he says.

      Dimacali says he’s very pleased that NAAC Finance is helping unbanked, low-to-moderate income people become more financially independent, take an active community role, and achieve the “American dream of owning your own home.”

      “Because really, when someone has a low credit score, statistics show it tends to stay that way,” he explains. “They tend to be trapped in a system. We offer them a springboard through our loans to get back on track. And it’s exciting because we have a lot of partners who are involved in this mission.

      This story is part of our series, CDFI Futures, which explores the community development finance industry through the lens of equity, public policy and inclusive community development. The series is generously supported by Partners for the Common Good. Sign up for PCG’s CapNexus newsletter at capnexus.org.

      Erica Sweeney is a freelance journalist based in Little Rock, AR. She covers health, wellness, business and more. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Good Housekeeping, HuffPost, Parade, Money, Insider and more.

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      Braving America’s Ice-Water “Olympics”


      In Newport, Vermont, near the border with Canada, Ginny Peck, 76, carefully enters Lake Memphremagog. The temperature is just above freezing and she is competing in the American ice swimming “Olympics”.

      “I think I’m a cold person to start with,” Peck told AFP, after finishing the 50-meter freestyle at the Memphremagog Winter Swimming Festival, which takes place on Saturday and Sunday.

      This is her fourth time participating in the annual event, which began in 2015 and has more than 120 enduring souls participating this year.

      Peck, from the northeastern US state of New Hampshire, wears only goggles, a cap and a bathing suit as she crawls through 34-degree Fahrenheit (1.1 degree Celsius).

      No wetsuits are allowed in the 75-foot pool which has been carved out of the frozen freshwater glacial lake.

      On the sidelines, curious onlookers stand in the snow, wearing thick winter jackets, thermals, hats and gloves to cheer on the participants, aged 14 to their late 70s.

      “I think I’ve always been comfortable with the cold,” Peck says. “I love a challenge. I’m in a hurry when I get out of this water.”

      When she exits, she heads straight for a small building by the lake. There, Peck and other contestants are wrapped in blankets and towels. They put their feet in buckets of lukewarm water. Some shiver while others share laughs with their friends.

      Swimmers flock to Newport from all over the United States and Canada. Some are experienced cold water swimmers while others are here just to try it once.

      – Smiles and shivers –

      “We have over 100 swimmers from all over the country, and a lot of them have been here before, a lot of them are new,” said event founder Philip White, 73.

      Categories include the 25-meter freestyle, 200-meter freestyle, 25-meter breaststroke and 25-meter butterfly, as well as relay races.

      Even at 18, Vera Rivard is one of the most experienced swimmers. She swam the Triple Crown of open water swimming, which includes the English Channel, the Catalina Channel off Southern California and the Manhattan Island Marathon in New York.

      Rivard, also from New Hampshire, explains how she and her sister are preparing for Lake Memphremagog.

      “Basically, we lower the temperature in the fall until the lakes freeze over near our house. Then we fill our tub with ice from the outside, then we enter the tub with water cold inside,” she told AFP.

      Not all swimmers are as expert as Peck or Rivard. Many don’t finish their swim and most need an escort to take them to the warming hut, but almost everyone leaves the water with a smile.

      For the moment, this ice swimming competition is the only one in the United States. White, however, hopes to organize more.

      “We are looking for other sites in Canada and elsewhere in the United States so that we can establish the Federation of ice pools to do these swimmings throughout the winter,” he explains to AFP.

      So what do the winners of the American ice swimming “Olympics” get? Medals, yes, but also maple syrup and beef jerky.


      The hottest shots of Bianca, Regan Gascoigne’s sister – sexy suspenders and lace lingerie


      Regan Gascoigne is currently competing in Dancing On Ice – and is the favorite to win one might add.

      You might recognize her last name from her famous father Paul John Gascoigne, also known as Gazza, and her glamorous model half-sister Bianca.

      Gazza, Regan and Bianca’s father, is a former English professional footballer who is described by the National Football Museum as “widely recognized as the most naturally talented English footballer of his generation”.

      Regan, 26, is the son of Paul and his ex-wife Sheryl, but Paul also adopted Sheryl’s two children from his first marriage, Mason and Bianca.

      Bianca, 35, rose to fame quickly and in September 2006 she appeared on the cover of Loaded – something that launched her career as a glamorous model.

      In addition to Loaded, she has also appeared on and in Nuts, Zoo Weekly, Maxim, FHM and numerous tabloids.

      Now, with a focus on online content, we decided to take a look at some of Bianca’s sexiest and most sultry Instagram snaps.

      Sensual snap with a view

      Bianca is Regan’s half-sister.

      Showing off her many assets, Bianca posed in this sultry snap by a window with a great view.

      Dressed in a black lace bodysuit, the beautiful blonde perched on a seat, her legs crossed and one hand above her head.

      The busty display drew a huge amount of attention from the star’s fans, with many taking to the comments section to swoon over the snap.

      One fan wrote, “You are absolutely gorgeous and amazing.”

      sexy suspenders

      Holding the ‘hotline,’ Bianca got her fans hot under the collar with this suspender and snap stockings

      In a different snap wearing a different black bodysuit, Bianca showed off her extensive lingerie collection with this new addition.

      Posing on the phone, Bianca donned the black lace number which had straps falling over her thighs and stockings tied at the ends.

      She captioned the sizzling snap: “Hotline.”

      I look hot as shit,” one fan wrote, while another said, “OMG you are a sexy lady xx.”

      dump it

      Licking a popsicle, fans melted because of Bianca’s heat stroke

      In a summery and super sultry exhibit, Bianca could be seen donning a tiny cropped t-shirt with the phrase “throw it” on the front.

      Bianca had red nails and glamorous makeup. She donned pink satin pants with the crop top and her waistline appeared super cinched.

      She could be seen licking a strawberry popsicle and playfully captioned the snap, “It tastes like summer.”

      Fans went wild in the comments and were quick to rave about the blonde beauty, writing, “You look totally gorgeous.”

      Another left an ultra cheeky comment that read, “I bet you taste even better, you’re delicious.”

      While another cheeky fan wrote, “Dump it for me @biancagascoigne1 n I’ll feed you strawberries and popsicles.”

      cosmic girl

      Donning a stunning silver ensemble, Bianca showed off her svelte figure
      Donning a stunning silver ensemble, Bianca showed off her svelte figure

      In a sparkling silver ensemble, Bianca donned a cut-out body and silver thigh-high boots.

      She wore her blonde locks down to her shoulders and covered half of her face.

      With one hand on her hip and the other above her head, she showed off her amazing physique as she dubbed herself a “cosmic girl.”

      baby football

      Wearing a football shirt to commemorate the Euros in 2021, Bianca's display was a hit with fans
      Wearing a football shirt to commemorate the Euros in 2021, Bianca’s display was a hit with fans

      True to her roots, Bianca dressed in an English shirt in the summer of 2021.

      She could be seen wearing nothing but a white shirt and a pair of English trainers.

      She captioned the post: “BUZZZIN….so ready for this game!!…

      “Not only have I just received my new England trainers by @callumskickz!!! Which are unreal made with 2 official England training tops! C’mon…

      “I’m also watching the game with my dad!! My excitement level is at its peak…”

      One fan noted, “You look beautiful in that shirt.”

      While another said: “I love scoring with you and hitting the back of the net.”

      All tied up

      Bianca was all tied up for this sultry snap

      A fan of black jumpsuits, in this sizzling shot, Bianca can be seen donning an ultra cut-out bodysuit.

      The body included many strands of fabric trailing around the back, which could be seen clearly as the stunning blonde beauty posed by a large mirror on the floor.

      Her peach-colored buttocks were on display, as was her prominent cleavage, fans were amazed at the hot shot.

      Hands up, she wrote, “Raise your hand if you want a Tequlia.

      Red and ruffled

      Bianca looked red in this gorgeous ensemble
      Bianca looked red in this gorgeous ensemble

      Wrapped up in a red, ruffled look, Bianca gave her fans a Valentine’s Day treat they won’t soon forget.

      Dressed in a tiny pair of briefs and a revealing bra, Bianca slipped on a sexy dress over the lingerie set.

      She wrote, “Tease me,” which got her fans excited under the collar.

      “What a just pure classy beauty,” wrote one fan.

      While another said, “Wow! Best Valentine’s Day gift! Incredibly sexy and gorgeous!

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      Michelle Singletary: The FTC is going after the companies behind these annoying car warranty robocalls


      I took the call out of curiosity.

      I get several robocalls a week from companies saying my factory car warranty from the manufacturer has expired and I’ll be in a lot of financial trouble if I don’t get an extended plan right away.

      Scary letters regularly come with the words “FINAL NOTICE” and “EXTREMELY URGENT”, warning that I must extend my car warranty or I will be financially responsible for all repairs.

      I decided to listen to a pitch. All sorts of promises were made, including that I would have bumper-to-bumper coverage.

      Then came the discussion about the cost. For the flat rate of about $6,000, I could cover my 2006 Honda Odyssey, which is approaching 200,000 miles. I could also pay for the plan in monthly installments, the seller said.

      For that amount of money, I could simply finance major repairs myself, I protested.

      No problem, said the seller, lowering the warranty cost to around $5,000. After several price cuts, he finally said he could offer the extended warranty policy for around $3,000.

      This type of telemarketing call is repeated across the country. In some cases, it’s a scam. Or, people are paying for a warranty that has so many exclusions, it’s unnecessary, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

      This month, the FTC filed a lawsuit against a Florida-based company, American Vehicle Protection Corp., or AVP, and other defendants alleging they defrauded consumers of more than $6 million over the past few years. last four years. The FTC accuses the company of deceptive marketing practices, including misrepresenting to consumers that it was calling on behalf of a car dealership or manufacturer and offering policies that did not provide the extensive coverage promised in the calls with consumers. The FTC also said the company violated the law by calling consumers on the National Do Not Call Registry.

      “Once you look at the fine print, which of course people can’t see when they’re talking on the phone, it’s far from a complete guarantee,” said Samuel Levine, director of the Office of Privacy. consumers of the FTC, in a press release. maintenance. “It’s far from bumper-to-bumper coverage. The guards are pretty weak.

      The FTC’s complaint says AVP’s extended warranty prices ranged from $2,800 to $3,400.

      In a statement and in its own lawsuit against the FTC, AVP argues not only that the FTC is wrong, but also that the agency lacks the authority to seek redress from consumers. AVP’s lawsuit specifically points to a unanimous Supreme Court decision last year that ruled the FTC overstepped by forcing companies engaged in deceptive marketing practices to provide billions of dollars in consumer financial relief.

      “While AVP disagrees that it was breaking the law, it has embarked on a comprehensive and unprecedented overhaul of its policies and practices to ensure compliance,” according to the statement sent by e-mail by company attorney, Mitchell N. Roth.

      Last year, the FTC received more than 427,000 consumer complaints about telemarketing calls for warranty and protection plans, the vast majority involving extended auto warranty locations.

      Consumers are tired of annoying unsolicited calls and often misleading letters about extended car warranties.

      “We want to send a clear message that blasting consumers with robocalls, selling them bogus bumper-to-bumper warranties will not be tolerated by the commission,” Levine said.

      During testimony before a Senate subcommittee this month, Levine said that during the pandemic there has been a disturbing increase in consumer complaints, with Americans being targeted by predators big and small. .

      As consumers struggle to cope with COVID-related price increases, it’s easy to see how many people are turning to these extended warranties to help with expensive repair costs for their cars.

      Without specifically referring to the AVP case, Levine talked about the gap between what people think they’re covered when they’re tricked into buying these plans and what’s actually delivered. The FTC has a webpage dedicated to auto warranty policy pitfalls. (On ftc.gov, search for “Extended Warranties and Service Contracts.”)

      Consumers should be aware that sometimes warranty coverage duplicates the protection they already have on their automobiles. Often contracts will have major exclusions for the most expensive repairs. Normal wear and tear may not be included. The warranty may only cover a portion of the repair replacement costs based on mileage.

      “We see a number of pitfalls in this space where claims made over the phone are not backed up by the actual coverage consumers are getting,” Levine said.

      My advice: hang up when you get a call about an extended car warranty plan. Throw this intimidating letter in the recycling bin. Just save the money you would use to pay for one of these plans, which in the end can save you a lot of aggravation.

      Taylor Chavez and Lauren Ware lead Arizona women’s basketball to 1st round bye at Pac-12 tournament


      This could well have been Arizona women’s basketball’s last home game of the season. If the Wildcats lost to USC, their chance to host the early rounds of the NCAA Tournament could also fade. With them would have been an opportunity for Wildcats fans to watch their beloved Sam Thomas play in person at least once more.

      Arizona didn’t let that happen. The Wildcats came back from a slow start to defeat USC 68-59. The win improved Arizona’s record to 20-6 overall, making Adia Barnes the first head coach in program history to have at least 20 wins in four straight seasons.

      Arizona came out looking overwhelmed. The Women of Troy held the Wildcats to just six points in the first quarter. It looked like it could be a replay of USC’s win at the Galen Center in early January or UCLA’s win two days ago.

      “I think the players are feeling a bit of pressure,” Barnes said. It was a game to be won and I wasn’t going to water it down. It was a game we had to win. It was a game that was really important because we needed to bounce back from Thursday. We got killed. So I think it was a game that we already had a game without Cate (Reese), so let’s adapt. We know we didn’t play defense and give the effort we wanted for the last game. So I think at the start sometimes they’re just a little tight in the sense that we knew we had to win today and we had our backs against the wall. But I wasn’t going to lie and say it wasn’t important because it was important for a lot of different reasons. And I knew psychologically that was important because we’re going to the Pac-12 tournament, so we can’t play like we did on Thursday… and think we’re going to be successful in the tournament. It wasn’t going to work. So I knew it was important for a lot of other reasons like rankings, all that. The tournament standings, all that, but that wasn’t what I was talking about. It was a must win for us more to improve and we will play a must situation in a few days. So we better get used to it now because it’s gonna be our world.

      Taylor Chavez and Lauren Ware weren’t going to let Arizona lose.

      Chavez was held off from Thursday’s UCLA game for undisclosed reasons. The former Sixth Pac-12 Player of the Year and preseason member of the Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list for the nation’s top shooting guard had appeared in just 20 of Arizona’s 25 games prior to the USC competition. She averaged just 11.4 minutes in those games as she battled medical issues all season.

      “I was fortunate to be able to work with Jaime (Fernandez), our strength and conditioning coordinator, as well as (athletic trainer) Jessie (Johnson),” Chavez said. “They did a great job helping me through the ups and downs of the season. And it’s a long season, so there’s just a lot of ups and downs and you just have to stay focused and try to get through those things as they happen. And for the most part, things like a concussion or my hip problem… are out of my control, so I’m just trying to do as much preventative stuff as possible for that.

      On Saturday, Chavez had the opportunity to show why all these accolades have come to him. The guard replaced during the second quarter and had a seven-point run of its own to cut USC’s lead from nine to just two. Her run came on two 3-point shots, including an and-1 that sent her to the line for the four-point play.

      Chavez finished the game with 18 points, which was a season high. She shot 5 of 9 from the field, including 5 of 7 from 3 points away. She added two assists and two steals.

      Arizona was murdered on the boards against UCLA. Ware seemed to take this to heart. She battled for rebounds all game, finishing with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds.

      The Wildcats also got double-digit point contributions from Thomas and Shaina Pellington. Pellington added 14 points, three rebounds, four assists and two assists while committing no turnovers. Thomas had 10 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals.

      The players made changes, but so did the coaches. Barnes has moved away from her defensive training philosophy. She had to let go of her attachment to player-to-player defense. The move to the zone was the Wildcats’ only response to dynamic USC rookie Rayah Marshall.

      “If we hadn’t gone into the zone, we wouldn’t have won the game,” Barnes said. “Because we couldn’t stop Marshall and the zone saved us…I’m not a zone coach. Maybe play a little more zone now because of our staff. You have to do what you have to do to win… but it’s really not my philosophy as a coach to sit in a zone.

      Defense will be even more important to Arizona going forward as Barnes tries to figure out the offense on the half court.

      “If we’re going to sit in the half court and just attack and think we’re going to win games, that’s not how we’re going to win,” Barnes said. “That’s just not who we are right now. We can evolve into that, and we have a little time, but that’s not what Arizona is today. So the way we are going to win is to change the defense, to be aggressive, to be able to play different defenses. We have to win and that was a difference today. And sometimes it’s difficult, but we’re focused and we’re able to do it, but we’re not going to win if we don’t. If we can’t seat people, if we can’t manufacture points of our defense. We’re not good enough in the half court right now.

      Gary Payton on Framing Shaquille O’Neal’s Underwear in His Home


      Shaquille O’Neal was known to be one of the most dominant players in NBA history, but he was also known to be a master of pranksters. He used to play all kinds of pranks and tricks on his teammates. But once in Miami, it’s the turn of one of his teammates to take his revenge on Shaq.


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      Shaq was traded from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Miami Heat after having a feud with Kobe Bryant. He had a great first year as he came second in MVP voting. But the Heat lost to the Detroit Pistons in the Eastern Conference Finals. Subsequently, they made several acquisitions and one of them was signing Gary Payton to their team.

      Payton was in his swan song years and he wanted a championship before he retired. He said everyone on the team made jokes and that Shaq was a prankster. He recalls a funny incident that left Shaq dumbfounded.


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      Shaquille O’Neal used to throw towels

      Payton says he once took Shaq’s shorts and hid them. He adds, “So I said, I have to look for him. So I got his drawers one day, and I took them and he had to wear them underneath under his thing and do freeball all the time, okay.

      “But we messed up his pants so he had no drawers because he was trying to find his drawers and I had them, you know what I’m saying. So he had to fit a towel around him and Shaq s Don’t care, he’ll come out with the towel, everything.


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      Charles Barkley, who sparked Michael Jordan with his MVP win, admits no one expected MJ and Dennis Rodman at the All-Star Game

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      “He was just doing all sorts of things. He’d get in his truck, go around the thing, and then he’d throw in the towel and he was freeballing. So I used to keep all the shorts and pairs of drawers and stuff.


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      Payton says he still has those drawers in his house. He would have framed it in memory. This prank was one for the ages, but Shaq didn’t seem fazed. He really didn’t care and he went to prank his teammates. He would surely have had his revenge on Payton for his act.

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      A local shop offers post-mastectomy lingerie


      “For large and small breasts, uneven or not at all”, is the refrain of the Garran boutique, Colleen’s Lingerie and Swimwear.

      There I joined local woman Belinda ‘Bin’ Barnier as she bought “a pair of boobs”.

      Warm and upbeat, she tells me about her three decades in the non-profit sector, helping the community through the Red Cross, the Canberra Theater and now as a manager at OzHarvest.

      In fact, she bumped into Colleen while she was working at the Leukemia Foundation, just half a mile away. It was her lunchtime haunt and it was there that she met the store manager and now good friend, Gillian.

      “Then in November 2019, out of the blue, I was diagnosed with very aggressive breast cancer,” Bin says. “It was triple negative, which means it could go straight to the brain and the lungs very quickly.

      “From diagnosis to hospitalization, it took about 10 days. It was a blessing that I knew this store was here. It became my safety net.

      “I walked in, kind of like a dazed mule. I was shocked because I felt so healthy. I wasn’t sick but I was about to go to the hospital.

      “The ladies here were sweet and caring. They took me to a locker room and very kindly gave me some advice. For a second, it wasn’t overwhelming.

      “They said they would be there to see me through the process. I felt safe.

      In camera, Bin shows me the scars where her breasts were removed. Her eyes light up when she sees a piece of clothing in the back of the room.

      “That’s the one I took to the hospital!” she exclaims, grabbing the bra. “It’s a soft shape, which was so nice that I’ll never wear underwire again.”

      You wouldn’t know it from her sunny nature, early diagnosis, and full recovery, but Bin’s breast cancer journey has been filled with pain and complications.

      “Unfortunately, 30% of patients who undergo a mastectomy may develop a complication called seroma. This is a large amount of fluid at the wound site that needs to be drained regularly.

      “I had unrealistic expectations. I expected to be back at work in a fortnight. I am back to work full speed now, three months after the operation. Until you do, you don’t know what to expect.

      “It took a good four months after chemo to feel good physically. I had real arthritis and was in chronic pain 24 hours a day.

      “The chemo tends to trigger whatever your underlying undiagnosed condition is.

      “Life has become very basic, living on bed rest and soup.

      “Getting out and moving around again has become very important. It was nice to get back to normal a bit. I used to make an effort on chemo days to look my best because it definitely made a difference, even if I didn’t feel my best.

      The quirky appeal of Colleen’s shop that attracted Bin during her lunch breaks, has cemented it as a haven.

      “The way she decorated it, it’s so girly! Sitting on the beautiful canvas seats and absorbing the comfort, the knowledge, the experience of this store – that’s what makes it a safe space.

      “There is empowerment in knowledge and empowerment in choice.

      “As a youngster I was small, but as I got older and had kids I got quite tall. I actually found my breasts quite awkward,” she laughs.

      “I wore a prosthesis even though I had only had one mastectomy; at the moment i’m not wearing anything and i really like the freedom of it.

      “I’m very lucky to have the full support of my partner. He said, as long as you’re healthy and you’re here, that’s number one.

      “I have friends who have undergone an appalling amount of surgery to get reconstruction. If people are ready to go down this road, I congratulate them. Having my mastectomy and undergoing chemo was more than enough for me.

      Today, Bin buys a bra with small breast forms to wear with tight dresses.

      “It’s empowering. I feel like I made a decision for my body; I didn’t want surgery anymore and it’s an easy fix.

      She was beaming. “I can be tall or short, whatever I want depending on the day.”

      You can find Colleen’s at 22 Garran Place, Garran.

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      This American veteran celebrates his 88th birthday with two polar bear dives


      (Tribune News Service) – Nothing binds a family more than diving together in freezing cold water during the winter.

      In the case of Alfred Lambertson, diving in the ocean is now a family tradition that he shares with his granddaughter.

      Better known as ‘Al’ to family and friends, this U.S. Navy veteran from Keyport has no plans to stop, although this year he’s taking not one, but two dives in icy waters this year at the age of 88.

      For the past five years, Lambertson has participated in the Polar Bear Plunge in Seaside Heights, where thousands of participants sign up to dive in the Atlantic Ocean each February. Everyone who takes the plunge, individually or as a team, pledges to raise funds, which will go directly to Special Olympics New Jersey.

      “I started just because (my granddaughter) Tiff needed donations for Special Olympics,” Lambertson said. “I came to the event five years ago and thought, damn it, let me dive in.”

      And he might just be the oldest participant.

      Her granddaughter Tiffany Rowald said her husband, Alan, was the first in the family to take the plunge.

      “I was a towel rack at the event and got jealous that I didn’t attend,” she said.

      Now, every year, she and Lambertson sign up with their team, the Bayshore Retractable Dinks. To date they have raised $64,875.

      However, this year is a little different for Lambertson. This dynamic and lively veteran decided to spend his 88th birthday on Wednesday taking an extra dip in the water – this time in Raritan Bay at Keyport Waterfront Park in Keyport.

      Full of excitement and dressed in his American flag speedo which he wears on every dive, Lambertson took to the freezing waters as his family, friends and admirers watched and cheered him on.

      He had planned to take a quick dip and jump, as the water – and the air – is usually between 30 and 40 degrees this time of year. But with the unusually warm temperature of 67 degrees in Monmouth County on Wednesday, Lambertson just couldn’t let the sunny day pass. He swam longer than expected – diving straight with his whole body submerged underwater.

      So, how does it feel to celebrate your 88th birthday in an ice bath?

      “It’s awesome,” Lambertson said. ” I can not complain. Being surrounded by family and friends made it even more special.

      Lambertson says there’s not much to prepare for the dive. He prides himself on training four times a week and taking great care of his health.

      “You work out and take cold showers,” he joked.

      For Rowald, it means the world to have his grandfather by his side every year.

      The memories and experiences are just as important to Lambertson, but he said he’s also focused on the impact he’s having in his community.

      Just getting involved is the message he wants everyone to take away from his story.

      “Diving in freezing water for five minutes is nothing compared to what people with disabilities face every day,” he said. “Young or old, always try to make a difference. Never too early to start.

      There aren’t any plans to stop the dive anytime soon for this Jersey Shore superstar.

      “I still have a few years ahead of me unless I hear from the man upstairs,” he said.

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      Famous fashion brand kids go their own way


      MILAN — When Alice Etro was a little girl, she used to spend hours after school with her father, Kean Etro, creative director of Etro menswear, playing with fabric swatches in the design studio of the fashion brand in which his grandfather Gimmo started. 1968. She creates clothes from scraps for her dolls and plays with the tubes of rolls of fabric.

      “I loved everything,” she said. She remembers the thrill of watching a parade and walking alone with her parents. “I wanted to be him,” she added, of her designer dad. She was expected to follow in his footsteps and join the family business, just as he and his three siblings had followed their parents. As, indeed, has been the norm among many Italian fashion dynasties.

      There is an expression in Italian – “capitalismo familiare” or family capitalism – which refers to the transmission of a private enterprise from one generation to the next, said Matteo Persivale, special correspondent for the Corriere della Sera newspaper. For decades, this has been the rule in fashion where brand stewardship has been passed down like a well-guarded saffron risotto recipe or a chalet in Cortina.

      Angela, Luca and Vittorio Missoni took over from their parents, Rosita and Ottavio, the founders of Missoni, for example. Silvia Fendi is a third-generation Fendi, working in the company her grandparents Adele and Edoardo founded in 1925 (and her daughter, Delfina Delettrez Fendi, is now artistic director of jewelry). James Ferragamo, third-generation descendant of Salvatore Ferragamo, the founder of Ferragamo, is director of brand, product and communications for the family business. And one of the fourth generation of Zegna, Edoardo Zegna, is in the running to take over the brand, created in 1910 by Ermenegildo Zegna.

      Entering the family business was such a common practice, says Laudomia Pucci, the daughter of Emilio Pucci, that even when she worked for Hubert de Givenchy in the late 1980s in Paris, he always told her: “Soon you will come back home to take over your father’s business. She did, in 1989, and described the concept of taking on the mantle of the family business as “quite normal and organic.”

      But a combination of the globalization of luxury, which has led many family businesses to sell stakes to conglomerates or become publicly traded entities to survive, and the blurring of lines between all creative disciplines, has changed the narrative.

      Increasingly, the next generation of big luxury families – often referred to as “figli d’arte”, a term referring to a child who inherits a parent’s profession, usually in the arts – is looking ahead. beyond the ancestral parapet, applying what she learned while growing up in one creative sector to work in another.

      Ms. Etro, for example, 34, studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni, one of Milan’s leading fashion schools, and spent around 10 years at another family sewing and textile company, Larusmiani. (where his uncle Guglielmo Miani is general manager).

      But in 2019, rather than joining Etro as she had imagined, Ms Etro became the creative director of Westwing Italia, one of 11 national sites operated by a European interiors e-commerce retailer specializing in daily newsletters. offering a world of shopping. household items, from bed linen to dishes.

      “I prefer mass over niche,” Ms. Etro said. “Luxury should be for everyone. It doesn’t have to be expensive and out of reach. Her family has been supportive of her decision to branch out, she continued, noting that these are times like the time she spent as a child in her grandmother Ghighi Miani’s atmospheric Milanese home, with its maximalist interiors, who ultimately perhaps inspired her the most.

      Alessandro Marinella, 27, a fourth-generation member of the family that founded E. Marinella, the Neapolitan company known for making printed silk ties dear to President Barack Obama, is not only helping the brand grow in the field digital, but focuses on something he considers just as ingrained in the tradition of luxury as ties: food.

      In 2019, Mr. Marinella co-founded Marchio Verificato, which produces, certifies and supplies Italian specialty foods. The company not only distributes some of the best Italian produce to shops and restaurants, but grows crops in the traditional way: for example, its Vesuvio Piennolo tomatoes are grown in volcanic soil, then strung on hemp threads, tied in circles and kept dry for months. .

      “Eating well is important,” Mr. Marinella said, “but where and how also denotes a kind of social status.”

      Technology too, according to Francesca Versace, 39, daughter of Santo Versace, brother of Donatella and founder of the Gianni brand. As a result, she traded her ready-to-wear birthright for the chance to start an NFT business.

      “My love for fashion will never diminish; it’s in my heart,” she said of her family’s accomplishments. But she thinks the zeitgeist has changed.

      “My gut tells me it’s time to move to the new space,” she said, referring to the metaverse. “It’s more of a cultural change than a technological one.

      Later this spring, she and her partners plan to unveil Public Pressure, an NFT marketplace with an in-house NFT creative studio to help musicians, brands, and movie studios conceptualize NFT campaigns. The company – founded by Ms. Versace; Giulia Maresca, former designer of Christian Louboutin and Tod’s; Sergio Mottola, a blockchain entrepreneur; and music industry insider Alfredo Violante — is destined, Ms. Versace said, to recreate the Versace razzmatazz she remembers from her family’s fashion shows, but in the digital space.

      Likewise, Larissa Castellano Pucci, 34, daughter of Laudomia and granddaughter of Emilio, thinks the future is virtual. She studied information science at Cornell University and worked as a 3D artist for Satore Studio, a creative company in London, rather than going into the family brand (which, anyway, was acquired by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton in 2000). And in January, Ms. Pucci released her first collection on DressX, a digital-only clothing retail platform.

      Called Marea, the collection included garments that shimmer like fish scales, seaweed-like billowing hems, and dresses produced from tiny digital seashells. It is now set to be part of Crypto Fashion Week, a week-long event in March dedicated to blockchain-powered digital fashion.

      “It’s rare for someone so junior to have creative carte blanche,” Ms. Pucci said of the appeal of working with DressX, rather than a traditional atelier. In the real world, “it’s almost impossible to create something completely new as a young designer” because costs and small production runs hold you back.

      This spring, FouLara, Ms. Pucci’s scarf brand, plans to launch an NFT minting service to allow users to design and mint custom NFT prints.

      Laudomia Pucci said she was thrilled Larissa was trying something that resonated with her and her generation – and she thinks Emilio Pucci would have looked on with affection too. “It’s necessary in Italy,” she said. “We have to look to the future, not just to our great past.”

      Her daughter agreed. “If you come from a background that has so many things, you either follow in the footsteps or try to forge your own identity,” Ms Pucci said. “Otherwise, it is abusive. I can only re-imagine my legacy; I can’t escape it.

      Rakhi Sawant faces a moment when she accidentally shows off her underwear; A close friend calls him ‘Nangubai’ – Watch

      Rakhi Sawant faces a major wardrobe malfunction – Watch the video

      Rakhi Sawant is hands down the greatest showbiz artist one can see. Whether it’s Bigg Boss 15 or her interaction with the paps, she’ll always end up leaving you in two. The actress accidentally ended up sharing an oops moment on Instagram because you could see her underwear in the latest dress. Scroll below for all the details!

      It was yesterday when Rakhi went to a major theater chain to book her tickets for Alia Bhatt’s star Gangubai Kathiawadi. She was accompanied by fashion choreographer Rajeev Khinchi, who accompanied her throughout Afsana Khan’s wedding in Chandigarh.

      Rakhi Sawant wore a fuchsia pink midi dress with floral details all over the outfit. The outfit was too short even to fully cover her private parts. Rajeev Khinchi shared videos as they went to the cinema and it showed inappropriate areas. He even ends up calling her “nangubai” at one point.

      A dance reel was also shared by Rakhi Sawant where she could be seen grooving with her friends on some viral Instagram trends. As her backside was shown while dancing, the video showed her underwear and the sight could not go unnoticed by many.

      Users took to the comments section and mocked Rakhi for her wardrobe malfunction.

      A netizen wrote: “Chaddi dikh gyi rakhi ji”

      “Pichy se sb dikhra h,” wrote another.

      One user commented, “Rakhi ki chddi ooppp”

      “Kese kapra, dance kese… Penty bi deka detih,” wrote another.

      Check out the viral video below:

      Meanwhile, Rakhi Sawant was recently devastated when her husband Ritesh left her. She even cried about it in front of the media.

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      Jennifer Garner stuns in a leather crop top sporting an ab in a new photo that leaves fans in disbelief


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      Jennifer Garnier turns up the heat once again with another sultry and mind-blowing throwback, this time for commemorate a milestone.

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      Fans and celebrities alike were shocked not only by Jennifer’s amazing looks, but also by how long had elapsed since the great photo she shared on Instagram.

      It’s been over two decades since the star’s iconic role on the spy show A.k.aand she celebrated it by sharing an amazing rolling stone cover promoting the show.

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      “Twenty years ago this week,” the star captioned the post, which featured the actress showing off her impressive abs in a tight leather look and waders. The cover described her as “just your average student in leather”.

      Jennifer’s jaw-dropping comeback

      Her followers were quick to express their disbelief that it had really been two decades since the cover and the TV show came out, insisting that it could happen and that Jennifer had no changed at all.

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      Her comments section was flooded with compliments from her famous friends, with Gisele Bundchen commenting on fire emojis, Rita Wilson saying, “You’re the same. Beautiful” and Zoe Saldana admitting that: “You were an idol of mine, you’re still a woman!”


      Jennifer with her A.k.a co-star and longtime friend, Victor Garber

      Fans remembered the fun and suspenseful show, commenting, “Oh Sydney Bristow, we miss you”, referring to Jennifer’s character. People were begging for a comeback, saying, “I’m hoping for a reboot!” and even: “I had this problem! A.k.a is still one of my favorite shows.”

      This isn’t the first time the mom-of-three has turned heads with a series throwback. Ahead of the Super Bowl, she posted an epic streak from the show, in which she put on a set of black lace lingerie with a transparent dressonly to make the temperature even hotter when she changed into a red lingerie set – which she admitted she preferred – and took off her bathrobe.

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      CrossFit Athlete Brooke Ence In Swimsuit Gives Baywatch Babe Vibes


      As a health coach and competitive athlete, Brooke primarily spends her time training her body in the gym. On days when she wants to have a little fun, the water has become her favorite place. His favorite water sport – wakesurfing.

      In one of his posts on instagram, Brooke shared a series of photos showing off her impressive surfing skills. She wore a scorching swimsuit with a “red, white and booze” print on the front. The high-cut swimsuit showed off her massive muscles, which were toned to perfection. The stunning display of strength and physique won praise from fans in the comments section. Some were convinced she was definitely “Baywatch material” in the red one-piece swimsuit.

      “That’s Baywatch stuff right there,” wrote one fan.

      “my hamstring goals,” said another.

      “Bringing out some serious 90s BAYWAYCH vibes!!! wrote one awestruck follower.

      While most fans know her as a CrossFit star, few know Brooke’s background. Before delving into fitness and competitions, she was a gymnast, dancer, and was even on the school swim team.

      According to Brooke, she had no plans to become an athlete when she was younger and wanted to dance on Broadway instead.