Olympiakos Pounds Milano, 81-58

first_imgPIRAEUS, Greece – Olympiakos’ hoopsters put a big hurt on visiting Armani Milano, 81-58, in Euroleague Final 16 play on Jan. 8.The Reds have now won their first two games in the second group state of the tourney to determine Europe’s best basketball team that it won in 2012 and 2013.Milano led after one period, 18-13 but Olympiakos took a 39-35 halftime lead and kept it the rest of the way, running away later in the game.The winners opened the third period with a 10-0 run before the Italian team closed it to 51-44 at the end but then ran out of steam in the last quarter, stifled by Olympiakos’ defensive prowess.Oliver Lafayette from the University of Houston and Brent Petway from the University of Michigan each scored 13 for the Greek team whose win game a day after PAOK was thrashed, 71-59 at Limoges in France. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple rear cameras set to launch in India on September 25

first_imgSamsung is on a roll. The South Korean smartphone manufacturer has announced a bunch of products in India last week, including the two new J series phones aka Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. In addition, Samsung also announced an A series smartphone called the Galaxy A7. The USP of the Samsung phone is its camera setup. The Galaxy A7 comes with triple cameras on the rear panel. Samsung India has announced that it is going to launch the phone in the country on September 25. It is the first triple cameras smartphone from Samsung to come to India. The specs and features of the phone have already been revealed by the company, but the price is still a mystery.Samsung India has confirmed that after the price of the Galaxy A7 is revealed, the smartphone will be up for grabs via Samsung’s e-store and Flipkart. Samsung India took to Twitter to announce the India launch of the Galaxy A7. In the post the company noted, “Smartphone photography meets low light photography. #StayTuned for the new #GalaxyA7 with Super Pixel that lets you shoot stunning stories even in low light. Coming to India on 25th September.”As already mentioned, Galaxy A7 is the first ever triple camera smartphone from Samsung to hit the India stores. As far as the specs are concerned, the Galaxy A7 comes with a 6-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity Display with 1080x2220p resolution. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core processor, but Samsung is yet to confirm whether this is an Exynos or Snapdragon chipset. The smartphone houses a 3,300mAh battery and runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung’s Experience UI on top.advertisementThe Galaxy A7 will be available in three variants – 4GB RAM/64GB storage, 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage and 6GB RAM/ 128GB storage. All the variants of the Galaxy A7 will support storage expandability up to 256GB via a microSD card. On the camera front, the Galaxy A7 will sport an 8MP 120-degrees ultra wide-angle lens (f/2.4), a 24MP lens with f/1.7 aperture and a 5MP depth lens with f/2.2 aperture. While on the front, the Galaxy phone includes a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture.ALSO READ: Samsung Galaxy A7 with triple cameras announced, may come to India soonTalking about the upcoming Galaxy A7, DJ Koh, President and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics said, “Samsung is committed to delivering meaningful innovation to all consumers across the Galaxy family, no matter who they are or where they are in the world. That’s why we’re excited to introduce innovative new features to the A series with the Galaxy A7, a practical but powerful device that is built to help make your every day both convenient and extraordinary.”last_img read more

Love the game and rest will fall in its place: Man of the Match Krunal Pandya after India win T20I series

first_imgIndia left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya credited fast bowlers for guiding India to take an unassailable lead 2-0 in the three-match T20Is against the West Indies here at Lauderhill.Pandya said the fast bowlers picked up early wickets and that helped spinners in the middle overs. Following the second match, the 28-year-old at the press conference said, “It is important that your fast bowlers pick early wickets as it makes our job quite easier. If they are two or three down, we can come and bowl to the middle order.”He further praised off-spinner Washington Sundar and fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar for their brilliance with the ball. He added that he is pleased that everybody contributed to the team and termed it as a “good team performance”.”Washington bowled well in both the games. Bhuvi is a world-class bowler, everyone knows about it. It is good everybody has contributed to the team whether it is batting or bowling. Overall it is a good team performance,” he added.The spinner has taken three wickets in total in the first two games. When asked about the opportunity he got with the ball, Pandya said it helped in boosting his confidence.”I am quite happy the way I have bowled. (In) the first game I bowled four overs and in this (second) game I bowled three overs. The wicket was slightly helping the spinners. It was a good confidence booster when you represent your country. It was a great experience playing in the USA,” he said.advertisementPandya signed off with a message for young cricketers, saying one should never give up and love what one is doing.”You should never give up and you should love what you are doing. Still, the mindset is the same as when I was six and started playing cricket because I used to love the game. Love the game and rest will fall in its place,” he said.India beat the West Indies by four wickets in the opening T20I before defeating the Caribbean side by 22 runs owing to the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern (DLS) method in the second match.Men in Blue will take on the West Indies in the third T20I on August 6 in Guyana.Also Read | Dream comes true for Krunal Pandya’s childhood friend as he watches Virat Kohli batAlso Read | 2nd T20I: Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya star as India beat West Indies to take unbeatable series leadlast_img read more

Maybulk Warns of Major Loss amid Dire Market

first_imgzoom Malaysian Bulk Carriers Berhad (Maybulk) has issued a profit warning claiming it expects to record a substantial loss for the fourth quarter of 2015 and the financial year ended 31 December 2015.The losses are mainly attributable to the dry bulk market which continues to be weak and it is uncertain when the market will recover, the company said.” The group has reviewed its non-cancellable operating lease contracts for the chartered-in vessels and based on a preliminary assessment, the charter-in costs are higher than the current and likely market rates. Hence a provision for onerous contracts has to be made,” Maybulk said.In addition, the company reported impairment of investment in associate PACC Offshore Services Holdings Ltd (POSH) which has been hit hard by the impact of depressed crude oil prices on the global offshore marine industry.Maybulk said that following a preliminary assessment of its investment in POSH, it has concluded that the fair value of the investment is likely to be lower than the carrying value and an impairment loss provision has to be made.“While the amount of the impairment is yet to be determined, it is expected that this will have a significant adverse impact on the financial results of the group for 4Q2015 and FY2015,” Maybulk added.last_img read more

Strong Product Market Spot Earnings Spur Hafnia’s Profit

first_imgzoom The best product tanker market spot earnings since 2009 combined with a larger fleet contributed to Hafnia Tankers’ profit for the twelve months ended December 31, 2015 worth USD 59.6 million, a major recovery from USD 2.3 million reported in 2014. The book value of the fleet, including newbuilds, as of December 31, 2015 was USD 1,100.7 million, Hafnia said.The company reported USD 122.8 million in cash, USD 504.3 million of bank debt and USD 39.3 million in working capital, including USD 24.4 million in pool working capital.“As of December 31, 2015, available undrawn bank financing to fund the newbuilds was USD 140 million and including cash, the newbuild program was fully financed,”the company added.Soeaking of the market conditions, Hafnia said that during 2015, the product tanker market generally benefited from high refinery margins combined with high gasoline demand in the USA, resulting in increased ton-miles supporting the demand for product tankers.“The volatility of oil prices has encouraged additional trading activity of refined products, leading to further improved freight rates. The addition of new refinery capacity in the Middle East and India has resulted in substantial export of refined products, benefiting the product tanker segment despite a substantial net fleet growth during the year,” Hafnia went on to say.Gross spot earnings of vessels trading in pools managed by Hafnia Management A/S during 2015 were USD 27,072 per LR1 vessel, USD 21,396 per MR vessel and USD 20,638 per SR vessel, based on the company’s info-Hafnia’s fleet grew from 19 to 30 vessels during 2015, as it took delivery of five SR vessels and two MR vessels. The company also acquired four LR 1 vessels from a third party.Hafnia expects to take delivery of one SR vessel and five MR vessels in 2016, and one MR vessel in 2017.At the end of 2015 Hafnia’s fleet consisted of 30 owned vessels and five vessels chartered-in and an order book of seven newbuilds in addition to two vessels chartered-in to be delivered in 2017.last_img read more

Cloudy, Foggy Weekend Ahead in Morocco

Rabat- Cloudy, overcast weather is expected in Morocco’s northern region. Low clouds with a few drops of rain and fog are forecast in Saiss, the Oriental region, and the Mediterranean.Meanwhile, slow to moderate wind will sweep the southern and southeastern regions.The temperature lows are between 0 and 5 degrees Celsius in the eastern highlands; 6 and 11 degrees Celsius in the Oriental, the interior and southeastern regions; 11 and 16 degrees Celsius in the Mediterranean, Saiss, Souss, Tangier, and central coasts; and 16 and 21 degrees Celsius in the southern provinces. Read Also: In Photos: Morocco’s Snowfall in OctoberThe temperature highs will be between 11 and 16 degrees Celsius in the Oriental and the reliefs; 16 and 21 degrees Celsius in Saiss, the Mediterranean, Tangier, and the north Atlantic coasts, 21 and 26 degrees Celsius in the southeast, central, and southern regions; and 26 and 31 degrees Celsius in Souss and the southern provinces.Stable to high sea levels are forecast on the Mediterranean and the Strait of Gibraltar, and the Atlantic coasts between Tangier and Kenitra. read more

At UN Greece hits out on name issue with former Yugoslav Republic

“Greece has participated in good faith” in negotiations on the name issue over the past 15 years, Anastassis Mitsialis, the country’s ambassador to the UN, stressed in his address to the General Assembly’s annual high-level debate.Despite Greece’s “huge step towards a compromise” by accepting the use of ‘Macedonia’ with a geographical qualifier in the name, no substantive progress has been made in the talks, he said.“The persistence of the leadership in Skopje in pursuing exclusivity over the name by denying a geographic qualifier and the anachronistic rhetoric and policies that run contrary to the principle of good neighbourly relations raise serious questions as to its real motives,” Mr. Mitsialis noted.His country is seeking a solution that “will respect the dignity of both countries and peoples,” he said on the debate’s last day.Last Friday, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia’s President Gjorge Ivanov called on Greece to stop taking actions “to unfavourably influence the outcome” of the row.His country, he told the heads of State and government gathered in New York, is willing to make “a reasonable and fair compromise” over its name, so long as it does not “touch upon, nor deny our national, cultural and linguistic identity in any way.”He stressed that “there is no more sovereign right than the right of self-determination and self-identification, a right cherished by many generations before us.”The Interim Accord of 13 September 1995, which was brokered by the UN, details the difference between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece on the name issue. It also obliges the two countries to continue negotiations under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General to try to reach agreement.Since 1999, Matthew Nimetz, the UN’s Personal Envoy on the issue, has been holding talks with the two sides and proposed compromise names. Last week, he said he believes some momentum is building on the issue with a number of ideas on the table. The next round of talks will resume once the Greek elections are over and a new government is installed. In his address today to the Assembly, the Greek official also touched on the situation in Cyprus, which he characterized as “unacceptable,” with Turkish forces continuing to occupy a part of the territory of the island nation, which is also a European Union Member State.“We strongly believe that the two communities” – Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot – “should be left alone, with no external pressures, guidance or interventions, to decide on their common future,” he said. “The solution must be theirs and theirs alone.”Cyprus’ President Demetris Christofias echoed the same theme in his speech to the Assembly last week, underscoring that he and the leader of the Turkish Cypriots Mehmet Ali Talat agreed that talks, which started last year under UN auspices, are intended to be “in the hands of the Cypriots without arbitration and artificial timetables.”The ultimate goal, he said, is “the restoration of the sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and unity of the Republic of Cyprus, the common homeland of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots.” 29 September 2009Greece today voiced frustration at the lack of progress in United Nations-backed talks for resolving its long-running dispute with the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia over the latter country’s official name. read more

Employees attached to graphite mine protest underground

Employees attached to a graphite mine have launched a protest underground, a spokesperson of the mine said.At least 60 employees of the mine located in Kahatagaha launched the protest demanding a new year bonus.

Bears Khalil Mack has got the Giants attention

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Want to get the New York Giants’ attention this week? Just mention Chicago Bears linebacker Khalil Mack.It’s instant respect for one of the leading contenders for NFL Defensive Player of the Year.Mack has been a force in his first year with the Bears (8-3). Despite missing two games, he leads the NFL with five forced fumbles and leads the team with eight sacks. That’s gone a long way in helping NFL North-leading Chicago become the fourth-ranked defence.Rookie running back Saquon Barkley was clearly impressed Wednesday after watching the videotapes of Mack as the Giants (3-8) prepared for Sunday’s game at MetLife Stadium.“He’s as good as advertised,” Barkley said of Mack. “The only thing I can say is he’s good as advertised. He’s probably the best defensive player in the league. He’s an active player, he’s big, fast, strong. He’s everything you want in an outside linebacker. He’s definitely going to be a challenge this week, but we’ve played great players before and we’ve just got to come out ready to compete and ready to work.”Mack, traded to the Bears by Oakland on Sept. 1, tends to line up at right defensive end. When that happens, he will go against left tackle Nate Solder, who the Giants signed as a free agent in the off-season.Solder said Mack has all the attributes. He’s talented, makes plays, has a nose for the ball, flexibility, power and strength. Stopping him will require the line to get a “hat on the hat” and give quarterback Eli Manning time to throw. It also helps the Bears have a lot of good players on defence.Solder refused to compare Mack to anyone.“You go out there and you prepare it as best you can for that particular opponent,” he said. “They all have strength and weaknesses. He’s got strengths up through the roof. He’s incredible, and so you do the best you can all week, understanding what they’re all about, how they like to do it and how their defensive co-ordinator likes to use them. And then when it comes to game day you got to play your best.”Mack occasionally moves to left end and he would face second-year tackle Chad Wheeler on those plays. Wheeler faced Mack last season when the Giants visited Oakland and Mack came away with a sack, a forced fumble and a recovery.“He’s just relentless,” Wheeler said. “A great player, he has an internal drive that sometimes I match, so you’ve got to bring it.”Mack’s big game against the Giants on Dec. 3 came with Eli Manning on the sideline. With the playoffs out of reach, the quarterback was benched by coach Ben McAdoo, who elected to start Geno Smith.McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were fired the following day.Manning said Mack stands out on the Bears’ defence, which has helped the team win five in a row.“He does a good job getting sacks, causing fumbles, interceptions — he does it all,” the two-time Super Bowl MVP said. “They’re sound all over. They play good football, not giving up many big plays. Teams aren’t scoring a ton on them. They’re creating turnovers. They’re playing good football, so we got to do the same.”The Giants have struggled on offence this season, with the biggest problem being too many negative plays, whether it be sacks, penalties or tackles for losses. It was the big reason they blew a halftime lead against the Eagles on Sunday.Barkley said the Giants just have to play their game.“It’s going to be one on one sometimes and you got to win your one-on-one matchups,” said Barkley, whose 829 yards rushing is fourth in the league. “And yes he’s (Mack) going to make plays and yes the Bears are going to make plays and every team’s going to make plays against you sometimes. But at the end of the day you got to make more plays than them.”NOTES: TE Evan Engram (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday. … Coach Pat Shurmur is optimistic DE Kerry Wynn (concussion) will be ready after missing last week’s game.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFLTom Canavan, The Associated Press read more

ESPN Acquires High School Sports Media Company

first_imgMore on this topic ESPN Acquires Another High School Media Co. ESPN to Rebrand Rise ESPN Relaunches Rise, Increases Circ to 1 Million M&A Scorecard | July 2008 For Some Titles, Digital Engagement Outweighs Print ESPN The Magazine Launches in MexicoJust In TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move BabyCenter Sold to Ziff Davis Parent J2 Media | News & Notes The Atlantic Taps Creative Leadership | People on the Move Four More Execs Depart SourceMedia in Latest Restructuring PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media ConsultantPowered by ESPN announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire SchoolSports Inc., a high school sports and lifestyle company that includes four magazines—Rise, its core asset, along with Gridiron, Hardwood and Girl—a Rise Events group and Risemag.com, which offers updated high school sports news.Rise magazine—which is targeted to high school sports fans, athletes, parents, coaches and administrators—publishes 25 regionally-customized issues nine times a year with a circulation of 910,000 and a readership of 1.9 million. The acquisition “represents an opportunity for ESPN to provide its core fans with content they have become increasingly interested in—high school rankings and college recruiting—while helping to grow our 12 to 17 year old male demographic,” wrote Gary Hoenig, general manager of ESPN Publishing and editor-in-chief of ESPN magazine, in an e-mail to FOLIO:.Rise content will be distributed across ESPN platforms, Hoenig says, and ESPN will run the business “as is” and with the existing staff, at least for the time being. “We want to learn from them about the high school market. We would not have bought them if we did not think they were doing a great job now.”last_img read more

This colorful 6quart air fryer hits an alltime low 70

first_img 1 The Cheapskate This air fryer also comes in red, white and black. Dash Air fryers are countertop convection ovens that can cook and reheat things quickly and easily. In my house we frequently use it instead of our regular oven for those very reasons.Read more: 7 tips for using an air fryerMany of them come in any color you want, as long as it’s black. And if you want a big model, one that accommodates a lot of French Fries, prices tend to start at $100 and rise from there. But today only and while supplies last, Amazon has the Dash 6-quart air fryer in your choice of colors for $69.99.See it at AmazonNormally $100, the Dash air fryer is available in black, red, aqua or white. It has analog controls, which I think add a bit of retro-cool flair. I also think digital controls and timers and all that stuff are unnecessary in an air fryer. Set the temp, turn the timer dial and bam, you’re done.The Dash scored an impressive 4.9-star review average from nearly 50 buyers. According to both Fakespot and ReviewMeta, however, roughly half those reviews are of questionable origin. But those that “pass” still average out to 4.9 stars.I think if you’re in the market for a big air fryer with a Dash of color, this is worth a look.Read more: The best air fryersCNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! Small Appliances Tagscenter_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Comment Share your voicelast_img read more

Infosys hits new 52week low LT Financial Holdings Petronet LNG Nestle Voltas

first_imgInfosys may have dampened sentiments after it lowered its full-year revenue guidance on Friday, leading to the stock hitting a new 52-week low but that did not affect select stocks that gained sharply on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). These included L&T Finance Holdings (up 7.41 percent), Dewan Housing Finance (up 5.82 percent), Petronet LNG (up 5.34 percent) and Voltas (up 4.64 percent). Some of these stocks also hit a new 52-week high on Friday.Benchmark indices ended the day with minor gains of around 0.10 percent, with the BSE Sensex closing at 27,673 and the NSE Nifty at 8,583.The highlight of the day was the September quarter results of Infosys, India’s second-largest IT software services exporter. The company reported growth both in net profit and revenues but dampened with its second downward revision of revenue guidance for the current fiscal, to 8-9 percent from 10.5-12 percent given while announcing June quarter results.Read: Here is what Vishal Sikka, Pravin Rao, MD Ranganath said after Sept quarter resultsThe stock closed 1.02 percent down at Rs. 1,041.30 on the BSE but not before hitting a new 52-week low of Rs. 996.15 during intraday trading. In addition to Infosys, other stocks that hit a new 52-week low included Idea Cellular and Hexaware Technologies.SpiceJet ended 3.85 percent higher at Rs. 60.65 on news of stock upgrade. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance closed with gains of 2.53 percent at Rs. 325.65, much below the issue price of Rs. 334 per share.ICICI Bank ended flat at Rs. 241.85. In a regulatory filing, the private sector lender that it will be declaring its September quarter results on November 7.SBI shares gained 0.88 percent to end at Rs. 251.90.Foreign institutional investors (FIIs) were net sellers of Indian equities worth Rs. 911 crore on Thursday, the day the benchmark indices lost about 1.50 percent on buzz that the US Federal Reserve could raise interest rates by December this year.Among sectoral indices, the BSE IPO index closed 1.50 percent higher while the realty index rose 0.79 percent.last_img read more

Abhishek gives clarion call for united fight to preserve Bengals culture

first_imgKolkata: All India Trinamool Youth Congress president Abhishek Banerjee urged people to put up a united fight to preserve Bengal’s culture and tradition. He was addressing a political rally at Diamond Harbour on Wednesday.Coming down heavily on BJP for trying to divide the country on the basis of religion and caste, Banerjee said: “The sole purpose of BJP is to weaken the country by dividing the society. They are inciting one religion against the other, the people of one community against the other and trying to reap benefit from it. We will have to put up a strong resistance and ensure that Bengal’s rich tradition and culture is preserved.” Also Read – Rs 13,000 crore investment to provide 2 lakh jobs: MamataDrawing a parallel between Netaji and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee, he said: “Netaji had waged a war against the oppression of the British. He was a student leader and had called the nation to march to Delhi. After 80 years, Mamata Banerjee, who also started her political career as a student leader, has opposed the divisive politics of BJP and has called for a movement to oust Modi from Delhi.” Banerjee said Trinamool Congress workers work for the people throughout the year. “We work for the people throughout the year. Whether there is a natural calamity or celebration irrespective of religion, Trinamool Congress is always there beside the people. But there are some people who come here during the time of elections and once the polling is over they cannot be seen anymore,” he added. Also Read – Lightning kills 8, injures 16 in stateHe said that in the past five years, the Diamond Harbour constituency has come up as a well developed area. The Public Health Engineering department and the Public Works department have spent Rs 1,500 crore for the area’s development. In addition to this, the state Tourism department, Irrigation and Waterways department and Panchayat and Rural development department have spent another Rs 1,900 crore in the past five years. “Diamond harbour is now coming up as an important tourist spot and more development will take place in future,” he added. He urged the party workers to go to every person and build contacts. “We have tried to develop the area and more development will take place if we are given a chance,” he told the gathering.last_img read more

The Seductive Aura of Marlene Dietrich – Golden Age Pioneer of Androgyny

first_imgWith an exceptionally seductive aura and almost surreal image, Berlin-born actress and singer Marlene Dietrich left a lasting imprint as a world icon. Besides her legacy as an actress and singer on the silver screen, she also made a lasting impression on fashion.An emigree to the U.S., Dietrich left her native Germany with years of experience picked from working in the vibrant Berlin cabaret culture.Dietrich in 1930.In 1930, she had just had her breakthrough after landing the role of Lola in the movie Blue Angel, now considered a classic gem of German cinematography.Marlene Dietrich in her breakthrough role in The Blue Angel (1930).This role announced her golden decade, bringing Dietrich international acclaim and a lucrative contract with Paramount Pictures.She was soon to turn 30 and would not miss the chance to relocate to L.A., where she became the highest-grossing actress of the day.Marlene Dietrich (in gymnastics dress), c. 1910. Deutsche Kinemathek, Marlene Dietrich Collection, Berlin.In Hollywood, Dietrich engaged in a years-long, creative collaboration with American-Austrian director Josef von Sternberg.The two of them worked on six separate film projects, the first being Morocco (1930), and the final one, The Devil is a Woman (1935).The Devil is a Woman (1935).Their movies always brought a carefully crafted image. Exotic locations such as Africa and China were predominant, yet if there was one thing more evocative than the setting of the film, it was the divine image of Dietrich herself.Marlene Dietrich in the film Morocco (1930)Working with Sternberg, who is said to have been Dietrich’s best teacher, the German actress honed her sensibility on how to project her own image to the world.This involved observing what light would work best for a certain scene and figuring out what outfit would match the setting.The Devil is a Woman (1935).It is said for each image that was to be released of Dietrich in public, the actress would scrutinize it to the tiniest detail herself.She wouldn’t accept striking a pose she disliked and it was always her word against everyone else’s.Josef von Sternberg used butterfly lighting to enhance Dietrich’s features in Shanghai Express (1932).Her devotion to continually achieve a stunning impression developed as her film career grew, which later brought her roles in Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Anderson and Orson Welles movies, among others.And at the center of that effort was always her clothes.Marlene Dietrich in No Highway (1951).When she first appeared in Hollywood wearing a three-piece man’s suit and matching hat, Dietrich shocked the public. No woman was known to have ever done that before.It was a groundbreaking moment that opened endless new possibilities in fashion.Marlene Dietrich in Der Blaue Engel.Katharine Hepburn accompanied her in the trendsetting that women can wear pants too.While appropriating masculine clothes on her body, Dietrich still retained her overwhelming feminine sensuality.  She was otherworldly androgynous.The sexual ambiguity evoked by this style — besides pushing the limits in fashion — made her even more hypnotic than ever. The image was everything to her.Marlene Dietrich, Stage Fright.“I dress for the image. Not for myself, not for the public, not for fashion, not for men,” she would say in a 1960 interview.“If I dressed for myself, I wouldn’t bother at all. Clothes bore me. I’d wear jeans. I adore jeans. I get them in a public store — men’s, of course: I can’t wear women’s trouser.”Marlene Dietrich in Germany, 1933. Photo by Bundesarchiv, Bild 102-14627 / CC-BY-SA 3.0With her wardrobe choices, forward-thinking Dietrich was also playing fashion diplomacy.In 1933, she was photographed by Paul Cwojdzinski aboard the German ocean liner SS Europa. Of course, she was sporting an androgynous-styled outfit for the photo.Marlene Dietrich and Rita Hayworth serving food to soldiers at the Hollywood Canteen.The photo soon appeared in French media and the actress received a warning that being dressed in male clothes could lead to her arrest in the country. How did she manage this situation? She wisely used her star status.According to the Washington Post: “…she showed up in her most mannish tweed pantsuit with a long trench coat; she took that warning and said, ‘Oh yeah? Well, here’s this.’”Marlene Dietrich, entertaining front-line soldiers of the Third Army, 1944.For the remainder of her days, Dietrich successfully continued playing with gender fluidity, choosing to stick with masculine apparel.Regardless of her outfit choice for the day, she never missed adding a matching hat — be it a cloche, beret, fedora, or top hat. Everything she wore, she wore with confidence and people were always lured to look at her (and then be left to second-guess what she would wear next).Hollywood’s glamorous pioneer of androgyny passed away in 1992. She was aged 90 and had withdrawn from public life in her last years, living quietly in her apartment in Paris. In Berlin, admirers of Dietrich can explore abundant archives about the star by checking out “Marlene Dietrich 1901-1992” at the city’s Deutsche Kinemathek.Read another story from us: Josef von Sternberg’s Infatuation with Marlene Dietrich Created Cinematic MagicShe has also been featured in a number of different museum exhibitions; most recently “Marlene Dietrich: Dressed for the Image” at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.last_img read more

The Egalitarian and Democratic System of Pirates was way Ahead of its

first_imgIn 1883, Robert Louis Stevenson published his book Treasure Island about the adventures and romance of being a pirate. Pet parrots, treasure maps, wooden-legged seamen, and sending prisoners to walk the plank became stereotypical of pirates on the high seas. Walt Disney latched on with Captain Hook’s crew in Peter Pan and Captain Jack Sparrow in Pirates of the Caribbean. According to University of Florida Masters Degree candidate and middle school teacher Jason Acosta, most of it is rubbish.Capture of the Pirate Blackbeard by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1718According to Acosta, pirate ships had a strict checks and balance system and democratic policies akin to the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution.Usually, if not appointed by a higher authority sponsoring the ship, the Captain was elected; an assembly resembling the U.S. Congress was put together and the quartermaster acted as a judge to resolve disputes and keep the Captain in check. The charter was written up and signed by all of the sailors, and anyone who was disfigured or incapacitated during battle was compensated upon return to port.As well a certain Pirate Code existed among captains and ships which detailed 11 guidelines for crew to follow in order to bring a semblance of order among what we commonly think of as lawless vagabonds.Who Shall be Captain by Howard Pyle, 1911The men were fed and treated well. Escaped black slaves were treated equally and had a vote. Colonists being bled dry by British taxes and sailors on merchant ships who were usually treated badly saw a much better life as pirates. In his thesis, titled Piracy’s Influence in the Atlantic World, Acosta maintains that pirates helped boost the American colonies’ trade capabilities and even act as mediators among disputes between peoples.A French Ship and Barbary Pirates by Aert Anthonisz., c. 1615From the 1500s until the mid-1800s, often referred to as the golden age of pirates, they seized millions of dollars in silver and gold as well as spices, silk, and other luxury fabrics, reselling the items and spending money in the colonies and Jamaica when British ships with supplies became less frequent.The pirates also helped Great Britain maintain their hold on the colonies by causing Spain to partially retreat because of the constant harassment of their ships. Pirates were able to establish peaceful relations with Native Americans thereby learning the lay of the land and making much more detailed maps and finding new sources of supplies.Related Video: Check out some of the most classic and hilarious Pirate slang:Other than Edward Teach, known as Blackbeard, pirates were not all dreadlocked ruffians as portrayed by Johnny Depp. Sir Francis Drake pirated for Queen Elizabeth I attacking mostly Spanish ships because of his and the Queen’s loathing of Spain’s King Philip II.Edward Teach – aka BlackbeardDrake piloted the first British ship to sail in the Pacific Ocean, previously the domain of Spain, opening unknown international waters. Piracy has been around in one form or another since humans first took to the water. From 1400 to about 1200 BC, the Lukkans of Turkey harassed Egyptian ships. From 1000 to about 500 BC, the Cretans raided other ships, mostly to capture women and children to be sold as slaves.In 75 BC, a young future Roman Emperor, Julius Caesar, was captured by pirates in the Aegean Sea and held for the ransom of 20 talents. According to Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, this amused Caesar who decided he was worth at least 50.The Assassination of Julius Caesar by Karl Theodor von Piloty, 1865For about 50 years around 800 AD, Scandinavian pirates attacked inhabitants of the English coast. In the 1800s, U.S. President Thomas Jefferson sent the Navy and Marines to attack pirate bases on the Barbary Coast of North Africa.Silver from the pirate ship Whydah. “The riches, with the guns, would be buried in the sand.” Photo by Theodore Scott – Flickr CC BY 2.0Not all pirates were men. Laura Sook Duncombe has written a book, Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, and Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas. Duncombe tells us that some women were attracted to piracy to escape the harsh rules women were required to follow. Others turned to piracy rather than the demeaning work of prostitution, because they had no other means of financial support.One particular woman was Cheng I Sao, a former Chinese brothel owner who commanded a fleet of over 80,000 pirates at the height of her power in the first 10 years of the 19th century. She was a force to be reckoned with, and she had specific rules as to conduct on the ships. Sexual misbehavior with a female prisoner brought instant and extreme capital punishment.When a pirate ship raised their black flag, it indicated that – provided the ship they were attacking surrendered with no resistance – the crew would be shown mercyMuch of what we know about pirates comes to us from films and other elements of pop culture which have portrayed the crude, unintelligible version of the pirate. However evidence of their rules-based system and ahead-of-its-time democratic principles fly in the face of that notion.Read another story from us: A Shattered Love Gave Rise to the Most Vengeful Female Pirate in HistoryWe all enjoy the swashbuckling, peg-legged caricatures of pirates we see in movies and cartoons. It is, however, fascinating to know that there were groups we often think of as somewhat barbaric who were, in fact, interestingly democratic.last_img read more

UN group urges Peru to do more on missing from civil war

first_imgArgentine human rights lawyer Ariel Dulitzky said Peru’s military should “make a clear commitment to cooperate with the search for truth and justice.”The conflict pitted Peru’s armed forces and self-defense groups against two leftist movements, the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement. A truth commission estimates as many as 70,000 died.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. LIMA, Peru (AP) — A United Nations working group says Peru needs to determine the exact number of people missing from its 1980-2000 civil conflict, develop a plan for researching the violence and create a national map of graves holding those killed.Discussing its visit to Peru, the U.N. delegation said Wednesday that the government should adopt a comprehensive law addressing issues arising from forced “disappearances” by security forces, including working with victims’ families and clearly repudiating such violence. Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Top Stories New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Parents, stop beating yourself upcenter_img Sponsored Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Comments   Share   Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall The difference between men and women when it comes to painlast_img read more

Hyatts presence in India to expand from 19 cities to 27 cities

first_imgHyatt Hotels Corporation announced that 2019 will mark record growth for Hyatt in India. Expansion plans foresee the addition of over 2,100 guest rooms through the opening of more than 14 new properties over the next 24 months. Aside from growth in the larger capital cities, the emphasis will be on leisure and cultural destinations with a focus on emerging cities within India.An increasingly favourable business climate, heightened tourism opportunities along with relaxed visa rules and a prospering upper-middle class has witnessed a general demand for growth in the hospitality industry in India. This expansion includes hotels in eight new markets in the country, thereby establishing Hyatt’s brand presence across 27 cities in India over the next 24 months.“Hyatt is one of the longest-running international hotel management brands in India. The first Hyatt hotels in India opened over 30 years ago,” said Dhruva Rathore, Vice President Development – India, Hyatt. “Our heritage and experience in this complex market, paired with the strong relationships we hold with local developers and owners has helped make India one of the top three growth markets for Hyatt globally.”This year’s expansion began with the introduction of the Hyatt Centric brand through the opening of the Hyatt Centric Candolim Goa. New to the Hyatt portfolio as part of the Two Roads Hospitality acquisition in November 2018, the Alila brand also added two new properties in India, located in Diwa Goa and Fort Bishangarh. Later in the year, Hyatt plans to expand its brand footprint in Kerala with the opening of Hyatt Regency Kochi Malayattoor, a resort property on the banks of the Periyar River and Hyatt Regency Thrissur, providing travellers with the first premium hotel in Thrissur. Hyatt also plans to add its first resort in the foothills of the Himalayas with the anticipated opening of Hyatt Regency Dharamshala Resort in the second half of 2019. Gurgaon will also be in focus later in 2019, with the scheduled opening of Grand Hyatt Gurgaon. These hotels will add over 1,000 guestrooms to Hyatt’s existing portfolio in India and will establish its brand presence in four new markets.“For Hyatt, India has high growth potential and remains a market where we can expand our brand representation. Being focussed on intentional growth gives us a unique edge as Hyatt can differentiate by having the right assets in its portfolio,” said Sunjae Sharma, Vice President Operations – India, Hyatt. He added, “We look forward to collaborating with owners who want personal, flexible relationships and to stand out in a slightly overcrowded market. Most importantly, we want to be where our guests are travelling, and our growth strategy is in line with their preferred destinations.”last_img read more

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first_imgFrom parrots to underwear, last week we revealed the 20 strangest things left on flights by passengers. But parrots are not the only wildlife to have been discovered aboard. We present the top 10 animals found on planes.1. BeesA swarm of bees was once spotted on board a flight to Moscow, forcing terrified passengers to ‘buzz for help’. They certainly kept frantic cabin crew as busy as a bee.2. MiceA horrified air hostess cancelled a Nepal Airlines flight to Bangkok after discovering a tiny passenger scurrying across the cabin. The mouse gave himself up to officials and came quietly.3. BatsA winged stowaway was discovered flapping round the cabin on a Delta flight from Wisconsin to Atlanta, much to the alarm of passengers. Watch the video below.tp://www.youtube.com/embed/WXLnJYjL2OE4. MaggotsOne of the more unpleasant discoveries in our round-up, maggots were found falling from an overhead locker on a flight due to depart from Atlanta airport. The maggots were found in rotten meat inside a passenger’s luggage.5. BirdsWho’s a pretty boy then? One amorous owner clearly couldn’t bear to be apart from her two exotic birds as they were found inside her socks as she attempted to board a flight from Los Angeles to China.6. MonkeysThey say you should keep some things under you hat, but a pet monkey on a flight probably isn’t one of them. The tiny marmoset was found on a flight from Florida to New York, but much to the delight of passengers was allowed to sit next to his owner for the rest of the flight and behaved impeccably for the duration of the journey.More: Man found with monkey in pants RelatedFalcon found on plane – the strangest things left on board revealedFrom underwear to onions, parrots to marriage proposals, our latest survey reveals the most bizarre items found by cabin crew.Swarm of bees board Moscow flightSwarm of bees board Moscow flight7 of the weirdest travel stories of 2014Pigs on planes, windowless flights and other wacky travel stories from the last 12 months. 7. RatsA Qantas flight crew conducting routine checks before take-off in Sydney made a rather grim discovery when a group of rats were found in the medical equipment compartment. No passengers had boarded and the problem was rectified before the jet returned to service.More: [Flight attendant denies smuggling rats in pants](http://Flight attendant denies smuggling rats in pants)8. LeopardsAuthorities in Bangkok were alerted recently to a passenger who was found to have several rare infant leopards, panthers and bears in his suitcase. In Thailand, leopards and panthers can fetch $5,000 each on the illegal black market.9. SquirrelsA passenger managed to smuggle two parrots alongside a squirrel on an Etihad plane departing from Jakarta last year, before being arrested on his arrival at Abu Dhabi airport.10. TurtlesA man was found recently attempting to smuggle his pet turtle onto a China Southern Airlines flight in a KFC burger. Despite the passenger’s claim that his small friend was ‘just a hamburger’, it not permitted to travel.ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Maplast_img read more

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