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Performance least considered in our country: HS Prannoy reacts after Arjuna Award snub

first_img Next Performance least considered in our country: HS Prannoy reacts after Arjuna Award snubThe 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting had picked 19 sportspersons for the Arjuna Award, including the likes of cricketers Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav.advertisement India Today Web Desk New DelhiAugust 17, 2019UPDATED: August 17, 2019 19:39 IST HS Prannoy clarified that he was not disrespecting other athletes hard work. (IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting had picked 19 sportspersons for the Arjuna AwardHS Prannoy lambasted the award selection committee for not nominating himPrannoy pointed out that performance is not a factor for these awards rather you need people to get your name on the listVenting his anger at missing out on the Arjuna Award yet again, HS Prannoy on Saturday lambasted the award selection committee for not nominating him.Prannoy pointed out that performance is not a factor for these awards rather you need people to get your name on the list.”If you ever want your name in the Awards list, make sure you have people who will get your name to the list. Performance is least considered in our country,” tweeted Prannoy.If you ever want your name in the Awards list , make sure you have people who will get your name to the list. Performance is least considered in our country. Sad state of our county but can’t help it. Let go and just play until you can. #arjunaawardsPRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) August 17, 2019In a reply to another tweet, Prannoy clarified that he was not disrespecting other athletes hard work. He stressed on the fact that he has also earned valuable medals for the country in the last 3 years.Not at all disrespecting other athletes hard work but I have also done my hard work and earned valuable medals for the country in the last 3 years!PRANNOY HS (@PRANNOYHSPRI) August 17, 2019″Not at all disrespecting other athletes hard work but I have also done my hard work and earned valuable medals for the country in the last 3 years.”As per guidelines, to be eligible for the award, a sportsperson should not only have had good performance consistently for the previous four years at the international level with excellence for the year for which the Award is recommended, but should also have shown qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and a sense of discipline.advertisementThe 12-member selection committee on the second day of the two-day meeting had picked 19 sportspersons for the Arjuna Award, including the likes of cricketers Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav, track and field stars Tejinder Pal Singh Toor, Mohammed Anas and Swapna Barman, footballer Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, hockey player Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and shooter Anjum Moudgil.Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik was also nominated for the country’s highest sporting honourthe Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardalong with Asian and Commonwealth Games champion wrestler Bajrang Punia.Also See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow Arjuna AwardFollow HS Prannoylast_img read more

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Friends, Romans, Drinkers: Meet Italicus, the New Award-Winning Spirit You Need To Try

first_img The Best Bottles of Whiskey You Can Buy For $20 or Less Reyka Vodka Announces the World’s First Glacier Bar in Iceland Editors’ Recommendations Hundreds, if not thousands, of spirits make their debut every year—but of those only a handful can call themselves award-winners. Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto—Italicus, for short—is a new citrus liqueur that is spirits expert Giuseppe Gallo’s attempt at reviving Italy’s original aperitivo that can now count itself as part of that handful.Only hitting US shores in the summer of 2017 (it debuted in London in 2016), Italicus is made from bergamot oranges that are sourced from a Protected area of Origin (IGP) in Calabria, as well as Sicilian citrons. The other ingredients in the spirit are also sourced from Italy.The recipe of origin that Gallo tried to reproduce was from the 1800s for a drink called Rosolio di Torino, which has roots that stretch back all the way to the Renaissance noblewoman Catherine de Medici. The drink was eventually banned by the 19th Century King Vittorio Amedeo III (who preferred vermouth), but continued on in back rooms across Italy for generations.Once Gallo had a recipe—lavender, yellow roses, Roman chamomile, melissa balm, and gentian were all used in the original recipe he found—Gallo began to fine tune it. Skip ahead ten years and Italicus was born.Not set on creating a spirit that merely evokes pure Italianness, the award-winning bottle designed by Stranger & Stranger is also meant to bring to mind the land of the spirit’s origin. This seems only right, seeing as the name means “Italy.” Among the Italian notes, the bottle itself is based on a Roman column, the color comes from the waters of the Amalfi Coast (which you should be adding to your vacation plans if you haven’t already), and the stopper features the god of wine, Bacchus, posed like Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man.The only way to make it more Italian would be to put a bowl of pasta in one of Bacchus’ hands and a slice of pizza in the other. (Kidding.)Italicus is 20% ABV and retails for around $45. It is only available in select markets so far, but with its success so far, the company says it hopes to expand. If you happen to be traveling to Europe, it is also available in multiple countries there. 10 Top Shelf Vodka Brands that are Actually Worth a Damn 11 Best Gins for a Refreshing Gin and Tonic Getting to Know Rhum Agricole, Rum’s Grassy Siblinglast_img read more

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Lloyd’s Register to Class Eco-Ferry Trio

first_imgBC Ferries has recently awarded Remontowa Shipbuilding S.A. of Gdansk, Poland contracts totalling USD 165 million to build three new ‘Intermediate Class’ ferries.Bud Streeter, President, LR Canada, said: “This project is the culmination of a great deal of hard work. The outlook is good for LNG in Canada – there is availability of Canadian gas at highly competitive prices, so commercially this is looking like a smart decision for BC Ferries. Our job was, and will be, to help ensure safety and reliability in the design, build and the bunkering and operation of these ships. LNG can provide significant environmental benefits and, as BC Ferries is well aware, safety comes first.’’The new intermediate class vessels will be the first vessels in BC Ferries’ fleet to operate as dual-fuel capable, using Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) or diesel fuel for propulsion and power.“This is an exciting initiative for BC Ferries that can reduce upward pressure on fares due to lower fuel costs for LNG, and reduce the environmental emissions substantially as LNG is a cleaner and greener fuel compared to current alternatives,” said Mark Wilson, BC Ferries’ Vice President of Engineering.‘LR Class’ means that the ferries will be required to be built to LR’s Rules, LR’s surveyors will be surveying the ship during construction to check for compliance and, once the ferries have been found to meet LR class requirements and placed in service, LR will survey the ships at regular intervals through their operational lives.In addition, LR’s LNG fuel expertise has been drawn on by BC Ferries to support overall risk management of the project to help ensure the safety of bunkering and all LNG operations.Press Release; July 16th, 2014 zoom Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been chosen to class BC Ferries’ three gas-fuelled ‘Intermediate Class’ newbuildings.last_img read more

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When the lights go out

first_imgAfter dropping Jonah off at home, Mr. Tuttle exchanged goodnight texts with him – and that was the last anyone would ever hear from the young performer.It was only on Tuesday, the day after dark day, that anyone grew seriously concerned about unanswered texts to Jonah’s phone. Members of the Shaw ensemble started trying to contact the actor after he uncharacteristically missed a rehearsal that afternoon. Then, he didn’t show up for the call for his evening performance of the musical on the main stage at the festival: Me and My Girl.Later that evening, Mr. Tuttle was home with his family when his boss reached him to tell him that his partner had been found. “She had to tell me three times what had happened, because I didn’t believe her. I didn’t want it to be true.” Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Advertisement Actors don’t get weekends. Instead, theatre companies tend to have one day a week when no performances are scheduled, traditionally called the “dark day.”At the Shaw Festival, the eclectic repertory theatre company now in its 56th season in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., Monday is dark day – and it was on just such a Monday this summer that something dark took a popular, outgoing 22-year-old actor named Jonah McIntosh.The previous day, Sunday, July 9, Jonah and his partner, Marcus Tuttle, social-media manager at the Shaw, had taken advantage of rare, overlapping time off to go on a hike around the Niagara Escarpment. Then, they saw the new Spider-Man movie – which Jonah, a Marvel fan, pronounced his favourite version to date – had dinner and drove home listening to songs from the Broadway musical Hamilton, singing and dancing along in their seats. Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementlast_img read more

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After 40 lay offs in the Liard First Nation the former chief

first_imgAPTN National NewsTwo weeks ago in the Liard First Nation in the Yukon laid off 40 staff members.The reason, they say, they’re broke.The lay offs come just weeks after a newly elected council has taken over the troubled First Nation.But the former chief says he left office with money in the bank.APTN’s Shirley Mclean has more.last_img

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Manipulation of EVMs the only worry: Pawar

first_imgMumbai: People are in a mood to change the Modi-led government but manipulation of EVMs is the “only worrying factor”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said here on Tuesday. He was speaking at a joint media interaction addressed by leaders of the Congress, NCP, TDP, Trinamool Congress, AAP CPI(M), CPI and DMK. “EVMs are vulnerable to programming errors,” TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu said. The BJP can get votes only through manipulation, he added. EVMs can be manipulated, hacked and even malfunction, he said. Only 18 countries have so far adopted EVMs, he added. Naidu said the economy, business and agriculture are in a bad shape under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the Election Commission is acting like Dhritrashtra. “You press any button, the vote goes to the BJP,” he said. Counting of 50 per cent VVPAT machines is not an unreasonable demand, senior Congress leader Sushilkumar Shinde said.last_img read more

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General Assembly approves nearly 17 per cent increase in current UN budget

The United Nations General Assembly today approved an almost 17 per cent increase in the current United Nations budget for the 2008/2009 period to $4.87 billion from $4.17 billion, including nearly $500 million for the next six months for peacekeeping operations in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region.The measure was among a host of resolutions form its Administrative and Budgetary Committee adopted by the Assembly as it wrapped up its work for year, mainly covering internal administration and disciplinary issues, deterring procurement fraud and malfeasance within the World Organization and improving transparency.“This morning’s decision by the General Assembly enhances the United Nation’s ability to better respond to the needs of the Organization,” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a statement, adding that he was “deeply appreciative” for the additional resources.The resolutions also set the $4.87 billion figure as a guide for Mr. Ban in preparing the 2010-2011 programme budget to be deliberated in the 64th session of General Assembly, beginning in September.“Let us use the holidays to recharge our batteries and return in 2009 with renewed vigour,” Assembly President Miguel D’Escoto said in closing the session. “We cannot afford to rest on our laurels after this intensive period. Indeed, we have a busy schedule ahead and there are many important issues that call for dedication and diligence from all of us.”Budgetary measures adopted ranged from an assessment of about $449.86 million for the first six months of 2009 for the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID), the provision of $429.5 million for 27 special political missions, the establishment of several posts for the Rule of Law Unit, and $5 million for design work for the integrated compound in Baghdad for the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).On internal administration, the Assembly approved a major shift from the current system of contracts, which, which it said “lacks transparency and is complex to administer,” adopting new contractual arrangements consisting of temporary, fixed-term and continuing appointments, to come into effect under a single set of Staff Rules, effective 1 July 2009.It requested Mr. Ban to ensure a judicious mix of career and fixed-term appointments, to achieve an appropriate balance between institutional memory, long-term commitment and independence and the ability to bring in fresh insights and expertise, and to dismiss non-performing staff. On the administration of justice within the UN, the Assembly adopted the statutes of the UN Dispute and Appeals Tribunals, as of 1 July, emphasizing that all possible use should be made of the informal system of justice in order to avoid unnecessary litigation. Regarding the Procurement Task Force of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the Assembly recognized that its commitment to preventing and deterring fraud could not be sustained in the long-term by an ad hoc body. It noted Mr. Ban’s intention to transfer the Task Force’s remaining caseload to the Investigations Division of OIOS at the beginning of 2009, and requested him to ensure that OIOS has the expertise and capacity within its approved structure to effectively investigate allegations of fraud, corruption and misconduct in procurement. 24 December 2008The United Nations General Assembly today approved an almost 17 per cent increase in the current United Nations budget for the 2008/2009 period to $4.87 billion from $4.17 billion, including nearly $500 million for the next six months for peacekeeping operations in Sudan’s war-ravaged Darfur region. read more

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Womens basketball Ohio State selected as No 5 seed in Lexington region

Ohio State junior guard Kelsey Mitchell drives to the basket and attempts a layup against Purdue in the Big Ten tournament semifinal in Indianapolis on March 4. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorThe Ohio State women’s basketball team (26-6) has been selected to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament as the No. 5 seed in the Lexington region and will play No. 12 seed Western Kentucky on Friday.The Big Ten regular-season champion Buckeyes will play the first two rounds in Lexington, Kentucky with a possible matchup against the No. 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats in the second round.This is OSU’s 24th appearance all-time in the NCAA tournament and the program’s third straight appearance. Last season, OSU lost as a No. 2 seed to No. 6 seed Tennessee in the Sweet 16.OSU finished at No. 11 in the final Associated Press Top 25 poll.The Buckeyes are coming off a Purdue upset in the semifinals of the Big Ten tournament on March 4. The Boilermakers halted OSU’s momentum, ending their 12 game win streak. Big Ten Player of the Year Kelsey Mitchell leads the charge for OSU with 23 points per game, which ranks sixth nationally. Mitchell also averages 2.8 assists per game and is shooting 44 percent from the field and 37 percent from 3.Senior forward Shayla Cooper averages 10.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. Redshirt sophomore guard Sierra Calhoun is one of OSU’s top outside threats, splashing in 39 percent of her 3-point attempts this season.It’s still a question whether or not redshirt junior forward Stephanie Mavunga will be available for the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten’s leading rebounder went down with a foot injury in the final month of the season and hasn’t played since Feb. 4 at Wisconsin. read more

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The sister act owning the world of fashion and vying for the

first_imgAdwoa Aboah in Molly Goddard The tailoring theme continued later in the day as M’oda Operandi hosted an evening shindig. The suit was confirmed as the ageless answer for elegant evening dressing as Mary McCartney, 47, and Maye Musk, 69, both looked fabulous in their tailored two-pieces. Laura Bailey meanwhile enlivened her timeless Chanel tweed jacket with a pop-art t-shirt. The most closely-watched contest of the night saw supermodel sister against supermodel sister as Bella and Gigi Hadid were both nominated in the International Model of the Year category. Older sister Gigi emerged victorious, wearing a dramatic Atelier Versace look to collect her award. Never mind Bella, there’s always next year.  Naturally, it was a glamorous affair from the off. Princess Diana was guest of honour, presenting Hardy Amies with the British Fashion Council’s Hall of Fame award. The evening saw the debut of what became known as Diana’s ‘Elvis’ outfit- a white strapless dress which came with a matching bolero jacket with a collar resembling the raised styles once made famous by Presley himself. It was created by Catherine Walker, the British designer who Diana relied upon from as early as 1981 for appropriate yet glamorous looks for her public engagements. With her slicked-back hair, Diana was working the on the-cusp-of-the-90s looks to perfection. Just days after making a joint appearance at the Victoria’s Secret show, Gigi Hadid and her Mum, Yolanda have hit the 2016 Fashion Awards although younger sister Bella is currently nowhere to be seen. Bella and Gigi are up against each other in the International Model category. In fact, it was a family affair as Gigi Hadid (wearing Atelier Versace) walked the red carpet with her mum Yolanda.The sisters were both standout stars from the recent fashion weeks, where they appeared alongside each other in the Versace, Bottega Veneta, Max Mara and Fendi shows. Naturally, the sisters are also huge on social media – Gigi has 26 million followers on Instagram alone – lending them an appearance of intimacy with their fans which earlier generations of supermodels could never hope to achieve. Skip to the Fashion Awards this evening and it’s clear that anyone who wrote Green off as a one-hit catwalk theatrics wonder did so at their peril. As proved when the designer won the GQ Fashion Fund earlier this year, Green’s aesthetic might be one of haute-conceptualism, but his brand is grounded in reality – gauzy tops and neat jackets make up the core product that sell in their droves, away from the more hifalutin pieces. Taking his cue from the codes of uniform – workwear, school attire, even monastic robes – Green’s served to push the boundaries of London menswear and remind the press that so oft overlook the city why it’s such a talent treasure trove. ‘I don’t know where it came from,’ he says of the instinct for design which came when he began creating ties as a young man, ‘but I knew what I was doing was good because I wanted to wear it.’ Beckham in a velvet Ralph Lauren jacket w4ZGwyODE6GGHkkdouzsgk5VWqUD6qCr Vogue's centenary issue cover, starring the Duchess of Cambridge Gigi and Donatella do the mannequin challenge Maye Musk proved that a tuxedo is the secret to timeless styleCredit:Getty Sir Philip Green with Kate Moss at the 2013 British Fashion AwardsCredit: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock The most significant night in the British fashion industry calendar took place at the Royal Albert Hall tonight with the biggest names in the business in attendance to round off the year in suitably fabulous style. Over 4,000 guests- David Beckham, Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss and Gigi Hadid among them- gathered to toast the rebranded British Fashion Awards – now known simply as ‘The Fashion Awards’.The ceremony has now finished, with those who have shaped fashion this year awarded for their contributions.   Ralph Lauren and wife Ricky wore matching bow ties on the 2016 Fashion Awards red carpet. Gigi and Donatella do the mannequin challenge This year alone, Burton has whipped up breathtakingly lovely shows inspired by ideas as varied as dreams and sleepwalking and rugged Hebridean adventures. The second-to-last look of her Autumn/Winter show, which took place in London as Burton was to give birth imminently to her third daughter, was a delicate silk eiderdown coat which had attendees enthralled by its beguiling mix of prettiness and comfort. Nicole Kidman wearing McQueen Vogue’s centenary issue cover, starring the Duchess of Cambridge Princess Diana presenting Hardy Amies with an award at the first iteration of the British Fashion Awards Credit:REX Show more Alexander McQueen wins the award for British brand, cementing creative director Sarah Burton’s seemingly unstoppable ability to create divinely beautiful collections which translate into clothes which women want to buy and wear. 9:43PMBrtish Vogue rounds off its 100th year with a Special Recognition Award Edit… Beckham in a velvet Ralph Lauren jacket Adwoa Aboah in Molly GoddardCredit:Rex Read through all the action as it happened in our live feed below…  Rihanna wearing Molly Goddard in May 2016Credit: AKM-GSI-XPOSURE 6:34PMWe’re LIVE from the Fashion Awards red carpet  Princess Diana in 1989 at the first British Fashion AwardsCredit: Eddie Boldizsar/REX/Shutterstock Fashion awards 2016 WINNER: @francasozzani wins the #Swarovski Award for Positive Change presented to her by @TOMFORD #FashionAwards— BFC (@BFC) December 5, 2016 She scooped the New Establishment award two years ago and now Simone Rocha has scooped the big one. Congratulations, Ms Rocha! There’s really no stopping this designer, who recently turned 30 and celebrated the first birthday of her daughter, Valentine. Rocha’s hybrid aesthetic of Japanese avant-garde and Victoriana, using experimental fabrics and off-centre silhouettes, is unique in womenswear and gave her brand an immediately indentifiable look when she launched 8 years ago. She continues to conjure up one stellar collection after another and a growing collection of accessories and jewellery. With the most prestigious international stockists, from Dover Street Market to Colette, she opened her first London shop a year ago. A second is on its way for New York. 9:15PMA few minutes into the ceremony and the Trump jokes have already begun… The editor of Italian Vogue has been honoured with the Swarovski award for Positive Change . Tom Ford introduced Sozzani, saying that she has an “inspiring sense of repsonsibility”, “made the impossible, possible” and “challenges the orthodox”.On a more frivolous note, Kate Finnigan reports that Sozzani uis wearing a pink nightie which is 2v Karen Carpenter”. Alexa Chung at the nominees lunch hosted by the British Fashion council at Soho House In a room full of supermodels (Karlie Kloss at 6 foot 6 and a half in heels towering over them all), the International Model of the Year award was always going to be high octane. So it wasn’t a surprise that Gigi Hadid got weepy on stage collecting her award. Social media also erupted – no doubt in part because of the 26 million followers Gigi has on Instagram alone.  David Beckham presented American designer Ralph Lauren with an Outstanding Achievement award for carving out a globally-known business dedicated to the All-American look- from jeans and tees to Oscar gowns, Lauren’s done it all. Fashion awards 2016 Delete 10:17PMGigi Hadid scoops her sister Bella to win International Model of the Year  Gigi Hadid getting emotional on stage 9:56PMAlexander McQueen wins the British Brand Award Gigi Hadid has brought her mum Yolanda as a date for the 2016 Fashion AwardsCredit:REX 5:59PMDame Natalie Massenet opens the 2016 Fashion Awards… Proving we’ve come a long way from the very first British Fashion Awards in 1989 Breaking onto the scene just 18 months ago with her autumn/winter 2015 collection, Molly Goddard has put the fun back into fashion, writes The Telegraph’s Sophie Warburton. Her first on-schedule presentation was staged as a life-drawing class, with sketching models wearing boiled wool cardigans and Molly’s signature smocked tulle dresses. There’s no doubt her social media presence has lent Gigi an appearance of intimacy with her fans which earlier generations of supermodels could never hope to achieve. But to dismiss Gigi’s power as purely a result of the ‘likes’ she can acquire on social media would be unfair. This year alone, she’s showed serious prowess on the catwalk. Walking down the Bottega Veneta catwalk hand in hand with Lauren Hutton was one of the biggest moments of Milan Fashion Week. And Gigi’s see-now-buy-now collection for Tommy Hilfiger, which the model debuted at New York Fashion Week, a massive commercial success. Adwoa Aboah in a Molly Goddard dress on the red carpetCredit:Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock 10:13PMJaden and Willow Smith get an unexpected award for New Fashion Icons A pleated skirt may not sound like the most wave-making of garments. But when the pleated skirt in question appears on Jaden Smith, son of Will and Jada Pinkett, in a Louis Vuitton campaign, it’s a tsunami. Melania Trump was once a model ID: Show more A look from Craig Green's SS17 collection The Topshop proprietor is normally stationed front and centre, happily surrounded by the notable celebrities present. Last year, his daughter Chloe even accompanied him on the red carpet. The prize for most unexpected guest on the 2016 Fashion Awards must go to Marilyn Manson, who has just trotted down the red carpet dressed head-to-toe in black, naturally. (His shoes, meanwhile, were a gift from Gareth Pugh). Whilst there’s no obvious reason why the Prince of Darkness is at the biggest night in British fashion, it’s certainly true that the industry have embraced him. Manson was recently shot by controversial photographer Terry Richardson for the 25th anniversary issue of DAZED, wearing mock band slogan tops from cult label Vetements’ AW16 collection. Could this be a clue? Or indeed a taster of things to come? (Because, side note: can you imagine if Vetements’ next cult t-shirts had Mr Manson’s name emblazoned across the chest?). Ralph Lauren and wife Ricky wore matching bow ties on the 2016 Fashion Awards red carpet.Credit:Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock  That an ‘urban’ luxury brand award even exists is testament to the extraordinary effect the Georgian Demna Gvasalia has had on the fashion industry. Having cut his teeth working at Maison Martin Margiela and Louis Vuitton (under both Marc Jacobs and Nicolas Ghesquiere), Vetements was launched as a ‘design collective’ helmed by Gvasalia but two years ago writes The Telegraph’s Victoria Moss. A look from Craig Green’s SS17 collectionCredit:Jonathan Hordle/REX/Shutterstock Alongside her ever more artful collections, Burton and her team adeptly re-spin them for modern life. While the Duchess of Cambridge might not be your ‘average’ woman, she has continued to commission McQueen to create looks which are royal-engagement-worthy and fly the flag for British fashion. Some Telegraph team highlights: the red and white floral patterned dress (taken from the etchings seen on old caravans and canal boats) which the duchess wore on the first day of her tour to Canada, the Paisley-printed, peplum shift which united British and Indian tradition worn in Mumbai and the unusually playfully ‘Obsessions’ dress debuted at the Wimbledon final.Bravo Sarah Burton and team McQueen! A look from Simone Rocha’s SS17 collection Naomi Campbell at the first iteration of the British Fashion Awards Agyness Deyn in her dreamy Molly Goddard wedding dress A view from the box inside the 2016 Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall Chloe Green accompanied her father to the 2015 British Fashion AwardsCredit:David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock 6:55PMKarlie! Rosie! Eva! Oh my, the models are out in force on the red carpet Gigi posed on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall at the 2016 Fashion Awards Marilyn Manson sorting through pictures of him backstageCredit:Emily Cronin It rounds off a stellar year for Shulman, who marked Vogue’s centenary by doing what Vogue does best: pulling in exclusives that keep the industry talking. That certainly happened when Shulman managed to persuade the Duchess of Cambridge to make her first appearance on the cover of a magazine – and hiding the coup from the BBC cameras who had spent 10 months in Vogue’s offices trailing the team for a documentary about their centenary. “That girl next door is just shtick,” Vogue’s Fashion Director Lucinda Chambers told The Telegraph of styling the astute Duchess in Burberry and a Beyond Retro vintage hat. In a night all about celebrating British design personalities, perhaps it was only appropriate that the 4,000 guests paid special recognition for the magazine that has spent 100 years writing about them. The Editor-in-Chief of UK Vogue Alexandra Shulman was presented with an award to celebrate the title’s centenary by Mario Testino – the photographer who has become a household name and an A-list favourite thanks to the images he’s shot for the magazine. But for all the hysteria, there was emotion too from the winners of these newly revamped Fashion Awards. “Before the show my dad told me, ‘If you don’t win, you’re still a good designer,’” Simone Rocha admitted. “But I wanted it. I wanted to win.” Rocha celebrated by knocking back a few espresso martinis with friend and fellow winner Molly Goddard, who was so shell-shocked by winning her first ever award she wasn’t even sure what she was going to do with the statuette. “Now I just need a fireplace.”Fellow first-time winner, menswear designer of the year Craig Green was equally blown away. “Oh my god, I probably should have prepared a speech, I probably shouldn’t have worn dirty Converse and a T-shirt,” he faux scolded himself. The biggest cheer of the night has gone to David Beckham, who took the stage in a velvet jacket to present Ralph Lauren with an Outstanding Achievement award. “I’ve long been a fan of this man and his extraordinary work,” Beckham said of Lauren, before admitting he’d not met him until a chance encounter at Soho Farmhouse earlier this year.  It’s rare that the men in suits get praise for their contribution to fashion but Marco Bizarri scored a blinder when he hired Alessandro Michele, an unknown member of the creative team, for this very high profile role writes The Telegraph’s Kate Finnigan. Part of a business leader’s job is to spot the talent and boy, did he do that. He saw that Michele was the right man to inject the va-va-voom that Gucci had been lacking. He encouraged him to be as creative as he liked. The result has been a huge revival in the 95-year-old Italian label’s fortunes, not because he’s played clever with money or marketing, or played it safe. Far from it. Bizzari allowed creative talent to live large and thereby taught everyone a lesson in how to do fashion.     Alessandro Michele on the red carpet ahead of the Fashion Awards 9:39PM’Sing your own song loud with your own lyrics and baby I want you to be on fire’ says Bruce Weber as he collects his award Chung’s cream tailored jacket is by niche label Blaze (one to bookmark if you have money to invest in something which feels special but which you’ll use for ever) while Campbell’s pepto-bismol pink velvet number has a proper party feel, especially paired with a skinny scarf. Naomi Campbell at the nominees lunch hosted by the British Fashion council at Soho House No matter though because Beckham knew Lauren’s work. The first American to open a store on Bond Street and, in Beckham’s words, the man who made Wimbledon the most stylish sporting event, Lauren has built a globally renowned business around the idea of All-American style.  A look from Simone Rocha's SS17 collection The Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite design house Alexander McQueen picked up the British Brand of the Year accolade which creative director Sarah Burton dedicated to the ‘amazing team’ which helps her to put together spellbindingly beautiful catwalk collections which translate then into clothes which women want to wear. Lady Gaga, Kate Moss, Jenna Coleman – and even Marilyn Manson – were among the stars who graced the red carpet.British Vogue rounded off a stellar centenary year with a Special Recognition Award. Demna Gvasalia status as fashion’s wunderkind du jour was confirmed once more as he scooped up two prizes at The Fashion Awards. The first for International Urban Luxury Brand with the design collective Vetements   which he founded and which has become a must-wear for fashion editors and cutting-edge celebrities alike. Next up, Gvasalia was awarded International Ready-to-Wear designer for his reinvention of the storied Parisian fashion house Balenciaga. Young Brits Molly Goddard, Simone Rocha and Craig Green also scooped up awards.  ‘I didn’t know the significance of that colour,’ he admitted to The Telegraph’s Lisa Armstrong in an interview to mark his Outstanding Achievement award,  ‘but Hillary’s people did. I just knew it looked beautiful on her.’ The tables at the 2016 Fashion Awards Anna Wintour didn't shy away from a statement coat at the chilly nominees lunch hosted by the British Fashion Council. But the meteoric rise of the Hadid girls has not been without its moments of controversy. In July 2014, Bella, then aged 17, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on LA’s Pacific Coast Highway. She was sentenced to 25 hours’ community service and required to attend 20 hours of Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.And on US election night, as the results in favour of Donald Trump rolled in, Bella wrote on Twitter: “This is so f***** up” and “What the f***”. Later, Gigi was criticised for performing an impression of future First Lady Melania Trump imitating President Obama’s wife Michelle, while she was co-hosting the American Music Awards. The model, who is dating Zayn Malik, apologised to Mrs Trump and said she had “only the best wishes for our country.”center_img 10:00PMGucci’s Marco Bizzari is International Business Leader 6:26PMWill Sir Philip Green be at this year’s Fashion Awards? Everyone knows that the fashion industry is a mainly Democrat-supporting crowd so of course the issue of Trump was always going to loom over tonight’s Fashion Awards. Trust host Jack Whitehall, back for another year of presenting, to break the ice early on. “To all the models, if you work really hard you could end up married to a psychotic nutter” he quipped (in case you don’t gettit, incoming FLOTUS Melania Trump was once a model.  Goddard has also been a popular choice for the more avant-garde attendees at tonight’s awards with Adwoa Aboah and Susie Lau wearing her gorgeous tulle designs. Congratulations Molly! Fashion awards 2016 10:35PMDavid Beckham presents Ralph Lauren with the Outstanding Achievement award Show more The tables at the 2016 Fashion Awards 11:11PMTears and laughter backstage for the 2016 Fashion Award winners jaden smith gucci Whitehall also addressed Ralph Lauren who will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award later tonight. “Ugh, I love your Polo shirts” he told the designer, speaking for every everyman out there.  When Craig Green launched his showstopping catwalk collections, he had to contend with a great of tabloid tittering from the sniping ‘who would actually wear this?’ brigade, writes The Telegraph’s Stephen Doig. Granted, wooden planks across the face, tent structures aloft around men’s shoulders and a smashed up collage of cardboard boxes around the heads of his models were a tough sell, but served to put his shows, and the burgeoning London Collections Men showcase as it then was, on the map. Jaden Smith in a full Gucci look at tonight’s awardsCredit: Stuart C. Wilson Gigi is a model who has managed to throw off the It girl tag and associations of nepotism (her mum Yolanda van den Herik is a former model, who is herself said to be worth $54 million and is best known as a star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills; her dad a wealthy property developer) to forge what’s turning out to be a seriously reputable career in modelling. The only person who might not be so thrilled? Her sister Bella, who was also nominated in the International Model of the Year award but, perhaps forewarned she hadn’t won, was a no show tonight. Still, something tells us the Hadid sisters will dominate these awards – and many more – for a few more years to come. But since MPs voted to strip him of his knighthood in light of the BHS backlash, the Green family have kept an unusually low profile. Sir Philip skipped the Topshop Unique show SS17 show at September’s London Fashion Week, preferring, his aides said to let the see-now-buy-now element of the collection get the headlines. So can we expect the same no show tonight? Only time will tell… Up next was the sandwich factory for SS16, and most recently the rave-culture inspired spring/summer ’17. Each season has seen Goddard grow: both on her playful approach to traditional hand-crafted techniques including pleating, smocking and crocheting and in her loyal followers. A favourite amongst fashion editors, her dresses have been shot countless times, while the designer has also been collecting celebrity fans on her way. Rihanna was spotted wearing the label in New York in the summer, while model-cum-actress Agyness Deyn got married in a custom Goddard gown earlier this year. It’s freezing cold but the stars are arriving at the Fashion Awards thick and fast. The Telegraph’s Bethan Holt and Emily Cronin are quizzing them on all things style right now on Facebook Live.  9:29PMCraig Green wins British Menswear Designer Caroline Rush CBE, the chief executive of the British Fashion Council, which runs the awards, said either one would be a worthy winner. “Bella and Gigi are two distinctive personalities who seem to have found their feet so young,” she said.“Both are incredibly talented models but the nominations show that our voting panel also recognises the power of social media. Both young women are brilliant examples of businesswomen who have been able to harness the consumer demand to engage with the personality.” Last year he won Designer of the Year, this year Michele has been recognised for the immense service he’s paid to the accessories world, writes The Telegraph’s Kate Finnigan. Actually, remind us. Where was the world of accessories before Alessandro Michele? Wearing one minimalist earring, we think.Well, that’s changed. With a single pair of slip on, fur-lined loafers he reinvented shoes. With his blingy grandmother’s attic treasures he coaxed us back into enjoying jewellery – even brooches. With his embroidered colourful bags he has injected joy into arm candy again. And by putting all his models in glasses he made spectacles spectacular. Who’d have thunk. More is more is his mantra and for that accessories do indeed owe him this award. Let’s hope it’s multi-coloured and bling-tastic. The Fashion Awards action kicked off yesterday with a couple of low key events for everyone who was already in town for the biggest night of the year in British Fashion.To Little House in Mayfair first for a brunch ‘do. Alexa Chung and Naomi Campbell both opted for the suitably nonchalant yet pulled together combination of jeans and a blazer. “Three men have changed how I see America: Mark Twain, Walt Disney and Bruce” says Bailey.  So who is Weber, the man honoured with tonight’s award in memory of the legendary fashion stylist Isabella Blow, who nurtured the likes of John Galliano and Alexander McQueen?Remember those steamy Calvin Klein and Abercrombie & Fitch campaigns from the 1990s? Of course you do – the tanned, muscular men in the photos were always going to make for indelible images, writes The Telegraph’s Emily Cronin. They’re only part of the reason that Bruce Weber, the photographer behind those campaigns and countless other memorable photographs, wins the Fashion Creator award this evening, a prize five decades in the making. “Bruce’s endurance is testament to his pure talent, his undeniable creativity and his singular warmth and generosity,” says the British Fashion Council’s chairman, Dame Natalie Massenet. “His expansive body of work in photography and film is iconic, and he himself is rightly an icon of the creative fashion community. He is one of the foremost photographers and creative talents of our age who has helped shape the fashion industry we know today and I have a great deal of admiration for him.” In 2014, Bella moved to New York and began studying photography before dropping out to begin her modelling career. She had wanted to compete in the equestrian events at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but was forced to abandon riding after contracting Lyme disease, along with her mother and brother Anwar, who is also a model.Gigi also moved to New York after leaving high school, where, like her sister, she signed with the agency IMG Models in 2013. Two years later, she appeared in the Pirelli calendar and was named Maybelline brand ambassador. A view from the box inside the 2016 Fashion Awards at the Royal Albert Hall Alexa Chung was wearing Blaze – a label to bookmarkCredit:Getty The label was a provocateur from the off – staging its second season show in a sex shop, its third at an out of town Parisian chinese restaurant, it’s fourth, in the American church in Paris (where vaulted stylist Lotta Volkova – and friend of the brand – opened the show in a mini dress approximation of a monk’s habit). The clothes were arch, oversized, streetwear appropriated pieces – the theory being that they were simply making elevated, fashion versions of clothes that they and their friends were already wearing. Cult (and sell out) items swiftly followed: £880 jeans hand stitched together from off cuts; bright yellow DHL t-shirts; ditsy printed midi length tea dresses;Titanic sweatshirts – emblazoned with Leo and Kate in embrace – and worn, with a post-post modern irony by Celine Dion amongst others. At its last show (staged during Haute Couture week in Paris, and in the Galeries Lafayette shopping centre – very meta) Vetements created an epic montage of collaborations – re-anointing Juicy Couture velour tracksuits, Dr Martens boots and Manolo Blahnik kitten heels as It items.  In the midst of this counter cultural take over, Gvasalia was christened by Balenciaga as its new creative director. The move cemented him as an arch arbiter of the current state of fashion, and propelling what  may have passed as a flash in the trend pan into a full blown movement: the reverberations of which are felt clearly by this award. From one of the original fashion bloggers Susie Bubble’s Susannah Lau to Kate Moss, Anna Wintour and David Beckham, the guest list for tonight’s 2016 Fashion Awards reads like a who’s who of British Fashion. But one person who we’re not sure whether will be attending is Sir Philip Green. ‘Fashion is a beautiful dream and I promise I’ll keep dreaming forever,’ Alessandro Michele said on stage picking up his award for Accessories Designer of the Year.  Princess Diana in 1989 at the first British Fashion Awards 9:26PMFranca Sozzani gets a standing ovation Rihanna wearing Molly Goddard in May 2016 10:28PMDemna Gvasalia wins International Ready To Wear Designer for his work at Balenciaga “He represents a generation that has assimilated the codes of true freedom, one that is free of manifestos and questions about gender,” Vuitton creative director Nicolas Ghesquière said. “Wearing a skirt comes as naturally to him as it would to a woman who, long ago, granted herself permission to wear a man’s trench or a tuxedo…. He’s found an instinctive balance that makes his extraordinary attitude a new norm. That really inspired me in the creative process for this collection.”2016 was full of gender-bending, groundbreaking fashion moments for Jaden, now 18 years old, and sister Willow, 16, who jointly received the New Fashion Icons trophy at tonight’s Fashion Awards. While Jaden made headlines with his skirted campaign and star turn in The Get Down, Willow joined the ranks of Chanel ambassadors, sitting in the front row and posing for backstage photos with Karl Lagerfeld. “It’s not every day that a 15 year-old black girl with dreads gets elected to be the Chanel ambassador,” she told The Telegraph at Chanel’s autumn 2016 couture show. Overachieving teens, meet your new leaders. Gigi Hadid has brought her mum Yolanda as a date for the 2016 Fashion Awards Gigi posed on the steps of the Royal Albert Hall at the 2016 Fashion AwardsCredit:Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock 7:08PMMarilyn Manson takes the prize for most unexpected guest on the 2016 Fashion Awards red carpet Ooyala video Donatella Versace and Gigi Hadid posing backstageCredit:Emily Cronin Naomi Campbell at the nominees lunch hosted by the British Fashion council at Soho HouseCredit:Getty Agyness Deyn in her dreamy Molly Goddard wedding dress Marilyn Manson at the 2016 Fashion Awards Credit:Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock 10:08PMMarilyn Manson (yes, really) presents Demna Gvasalia with International Urban Luxury Brand Adwoa Aboah in a Molly Goddard dress on the red carpet One person who was certainly excited to see Manson on the red carpet was International Model of the Year nominee Adwoa Aboah. She couldn’t get over the fact the singer stopped to admire her neon green Molly Goddard dress. “I love that! If I could have got a compliment from anyone in the room tonight…” she laughed, before skipping off excitedly inside. But it wasn’t just the young British designer who were excited by their acclaim. Legendary photographer Bruce Weber told The Telegraph’s Emily Cronin that he was going to keep his Fashion Award in his oceanfront cabana in Florida – and that it would continue to inspire him. “I’m still a student. I have to work for it everyday just like somebody starting out,” he said. A poignant reminder that humility will always be in style. 5:42PMWhile we wait for this year’s red carpet to start, here’s a reminder of who wore what last year But even though we knew it was coming Ralph Lauren’s lifetime achievement award comes at the end of a particularly momentous year for the 77 year-old designer. Lauren played a fascinating role in the American presidential election, creating a series of suits for self-confessed ‘pantsuit aficionado’ Hillary Clinton to wear during key moments of her campaign, from the blue look she wore for her opening rally in June 2015 to the purple-edged outfit which nodded to the Suffragettes as she accepted defeat in November. Gigi Hadid getting emotional on stage 7:36PMThe awards are about to start so let’s remind ourselves who is nominated tonight 9:31PMSimone Rocha wins British Womenswear Designer Oh hi just getting ready for the #FashionAwards 2016 in masses of grey tulle courtesy of @mollymgoddard 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/ZVn7RJkLRP— susiebubble (@susiebubble) December 5, 2016 Lauren’s name is recognised the world over; his Polo t-shirts and jeans have become iconic staples for casual dressing but he also knows how to create impact for formal occassions; he has dressed Michelle Obama and many First Ladies before her as well as Hollywood actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett and Sienna Miller for the most demandingly dressed-up events on the world stage. For those wondering whether people working in fashion eat more than sushi, the answer is a resounding yes. Whilst the awards are happening, those at tables are eating fillets of beef with salt-baked celeriac and English wasabi – and even a side of chips. OK, polenta chips but still…. Meanwhile, for dessert there’s a Christmas vibe going on with mince pies on the menu. As for the drinks? By the end of the night the British Fashion Council estimate the guests will have drunk 700 bottles of Evian and 700 more of Badoit sparkling water. Rock and roll. Don’t worry, there were Ciroc Vodka cocktails too.  Princess Diana presenting Hardy Amies with an award at the first iteration of the British Fashion Awards Nicole Kidman wearing McQueen 10:24PMGucci’s Alessandro Michele wins Accessories Designer of the Year  “I’ve always made clothes for many different kinds of women,” she told The Telegraph in her melodious Dublin brogue earlier this year. “And now I physically see them coming into my store – older women, mothers and daughters,  students, people who are obsessed with fashion and some who aren’t really that interested. And I get good insights from them. The other day Lynn Yaeger [a renowned New York fashion journalist] was saying, “They’re so comfortable, did you know that?” And I was like, “Erm, yes, it’s on purpose, Lynn! I spend a lot of time making the clothes comfortable so that every­one can wear them.” Alessandro Michele on the red carpet ahead of the Fashion AwardsCredit:Matt Baron/BEI/Shutterstock It seems only appropriate that Dame Natalie Massenet – chairman of the British Fashion Council and the woman who changed the way we all shop when she founded Net-a-Porter – is first to take to the red carpet at the 2016 Fashion Awards. Accompanied by the British Fashion Council’s CEO, Caroline Rush, and Nadja Swarovski the trio mark a glamorous start to the ceremony that’s been rebranded this year.  Anna Wintour didn’t shy away from a statement coat at the chilly nominees lunch hosted by the British Fashion Council.Credit:Getty There was a jovial mood backstage at the 2016 Fashion Awards. Marilyn Manson, the night’s unexpected guest who had presented his friend Demna Gvasalia with the International Urban Luxury Brand award, was busily editing the pictures that had been taken of him. “If I don’t get laid tonight, I’m going to tag you and blame you personally,” he joked, as he poured over pictures of him posing on the red carpet earlier. 9:12PMAnd the first award of the night goes to Molly Goddard, for British Emerging Talent Want to see every look from the 2016 Fashion Awards red carpet? Keep refreshing this gallery, right here… Anna Wintour wrapped up against the December chill in a striped coat and brocade dress. And two women at the helm of the BFC and The Fashion Awards showed their support for Brit talent; British Fashion Council CEO Caroline Rush showcased a vibrant Roksanda dress while Dame Natalie Massenet was in an Erdem skirt. It’s clearly Demna Gvasalia’s night as the designer picks up his second award, for his work as Creative Director of Balenciaga. It’s a notable accolade: Gvasalia has been at the helm of the storied Parisian house for barely a year writes The Telegraph’s Victoria Moss. Whilst eyebrows may have been raised when his appointment was made to this venerated position: the move has worked. Balenciaga was the king of futuristic, modern fashion, and Gvasalia is exactly that today.He might not have brought tracksuits to the house of Balenciaga – but striped Thai market bags, fluoro leggings and oversized puffa jackets (worn off the shoulder – the christening of perhaps one of the more victim-y and daft street style ‘trends’) have found new fans here. Yet, he has also taken the house codes on and adeptly interpreted them: tweed suits with padded front pockets and prominent shoulders have proved to be a surefire success, and re-established that classic Balenciaga silhouette as relevant once again. All in all, given the extreme heat rising off Gvasalia right now – he is simply the fashion super star du jour. There were just 7 awards presented at that first ceremony, versus the 14 we’re expecting tonight.Some things never change though; Naomi Campbell was pictured smiling with designer Rifat Ozbek and posing in a Lakers cap at those first awards. She’s set to present an award tonight too, and no doubt she’ll make just as much of a style statement as she did 27 years ago. The audience gives her a standing ovation. Brava Franca! Naomi Campbell at the first iteration of the British Fashion AwardsCredit:Steve Back/ANL/REX/Shutterstock Still, it’s the first time that sisters have been nominated in the same category, so what sets the Hadids apart? At first glance it certainly might seem that the pair have CVs that read like that of countless American models: born in LA, dreamt of becoming athletes at school, gave up their studies after being discovered, won a contract with a big name designer, appeared in the pages of Vogue. But there is something that sets the sisters apart, and it’s not just the fact they both have blue-green eyes.The two are of Palestinian-Dutch extraction, making them something of a rarity on the runway. Their father Mohammed Hadid is a wealthy property developer, said to be worth between $100 and $200 million, who is reputedly descended from the Bedouin princes of pre-war Palestine. Gigi and Bella’s mother Yolanda van den Herik – who was in Paris last week to watch her daughters become the first sisters to take part in the Victoria’s Secret show – is a former model, who is herself said to be worth $54 million and is best known as a star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. 5:11PMJudging by the pre-parties, the fashion elite will attend tonight’s Fashion Awards Gigi Hadid is wearing a custom made Versace design. Sir Philip Green with Kate Moss at the 2013 British Fashion Awards The intention is to turn the 2016 Awards – which are sponsored by Swarovski – into an international showcase, with ambitions to rival the starry, Anna Wintour-run annual Met Gala in aid of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York. As such, they have worked hard to attract A-list heavyweights to the event, including Bella and Gigi Hadid, the supermodel sisters who are up against each other in the Model of the Year category. But while the supermodel pair might have dominated the news agenda thus far, they were but twinkles in their parents’ eyes when the very first British Fashion Awards took place in 1989. Gigi Hadid is wearing a custom made Versace design.Credit:AP Melania Trump was once a model Someone else who isn’t exactly as you’d expect is Vogue’s editor herself. Whilst some thought Shulman came across quite austere on the BBC’s documentary, her own diary of Vogue’s 100th year presents a very different view – and one that most people within the industry recognise. Talking of her fear of flying and always having the wrong underwear, Shulman told The Telegraph earlier this year that her biggest responsibility – and the thing that really kept her awake at night – was making her magazine excellent month in month out. Perhaps tonight’s industry recognition might help ease her concerns. 7:18PMGigi and her Mum Yolanda have hit the red carpet  Molly Goddard posing with Alexa Chung backstageCredit:Emily Cronin Maye Musk proved that a tuxedo is the secret to timeless style Chloe Green accompanied her father to the 2015 British Fashion Awards Marilyn Manson at the 2016 Fashion Awards  9:50PMYes, people working in fashion *do* eat… last_img read more

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They aim to hang palladium round our necks and sell more

first_imgStillwater Mining Co has reinforced the message from parent MMC Norilsk Nickel on March 3, when it announced that, “following a comprehensive study involving independent consultants and the Palladium Alliance International, a decision has been taken to plan and implement a market development program for palladium jewellery.” Norilsk Nickel, the largest producer of palladium, will lead the initiative supported by Anglo Platinum, Impala Platinum and Lonmin, the major palladium producers in South Africa, and Stillwater, the sole producer of palladium in the USA. Norilsk Nickel said that “under the auspices of the International Platinum Group Metals Association, a decision has been taken to plan and implement a market development programme for palladium jewellery. The initiative will initially focus on China and the USA. The objective is to establish successfully a clear and specific brand position for palladium in jewellery which, in partnership with jewellery designers, manufacturers and retailers, will achieve a sustainable market with growth opportunities for palladium metal offtake. This follows on from the platinum jewellery development program supported by the South African platinum producers since 1975. The platinum program is led by Anglo Platinum and it will continue. Norilsk Nickel and Stillwater are supporting the platinum program.“Both platinum and palladium jewellery market development, will in future be funded by the same group, but will be managed by separate organisations. A new individual brand identity will be developed for palladium jewellery.“The key Platinum Group Metal producers believe this to be an important strategic development for the industry, both cementing the market position for platinum jewellery and significantly enhancing the value of palladium as a jewellery metal in its own right.”last_img read more

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Update Capsized Haitian Sloop

first_img Recommended for you Police release update on capsized sloop Grim reports, migrants drown in attempt to land illegally in TCI Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Press Release: RTCIPF#MagneticMediaNews #HaitianSloopTragedycenter_img 15 bodies found so far in Jan 24 Haitian Sloop tragedy Related Items:#HaitianSloopTragedy, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 27, 2017 – A search is still ongoing by Police and Immigration Officers for bodies of persons who may have drowned following the incident of an illegal Haitian Sloop that capsized in rough seas in the Norther Western Point of Providenciales on Tuesday 24th January 2017.So far, officials have discovered a total of 15 bodies consisting of 8 females and 7 males.  Information received was that 69 souls were on board the sloop “Adonai” when it left Cape Rouge in Haiti. One survivor from that ship was captured by Police.  As a result officials so far can only account for 16 persons in total with 53 still outstanding.Persons within the Haitian Community with concerns regarding relatives can contact the Chalk Sound Police Station at 338-5901 for information.  Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of illegal immigrants who may have arrived on this boat is asked to come forward with any information or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station.  Further searches are ongoing.last_img read more

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Darren Fletcher It was a great victory a muchneeded victory

first_imgStoke City midfielder Darren Fletcher has heaped praises on James Forrest and Ryan Fraser after their performance against Albania.James Forrest scored a brace in the second half after a Steven Fletcher penalty, while Ryan Fraser scored the opener as Scotland defeated Albania 4-0 on Saturday night.The result leaves Scotland within a victory of making the playoffs for the UEFA European Championships in 2020 and Fletcher was full of praise for the Scottish duo who scored their first international goals.“It was a great victory, a much-needed victory,” he said.edwin van der sarReport: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“The formation really suited us with the wide players, Ryan Fraser and James Forrest, causing problems all night. We sat back letting Albania have a lot of possession and we just killed them on the counter-attack, stepping up when we needed to.“It was a comfortable night and a fantastic victory.”Alex McLeish’s men host Israel on Tuesday at Hampden Park knowing a victory over their Israeli opponents will put them in contention for a playoff place for the next European championships in 2020.last_img read more

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Malnutrition A Cycle of Poverty Economic Stagnation

first_imgPhoto Credit: Food & Agriculture Organization of the United NationsMalnutrition isn’t only a world issue that affects millions of people every day—including claiming the lives of 3.5 million children each year (WFP, 2014). It’s a problem that stunts not only a person’s physical growth, but their mental potential, too. In countries where large percentages of the population are malnourished, the full potential of an entire population cannot be reached.“Malnourished children underperform in school, limiting their future job opportunities. Malnourished adults are less able to work, contribute to local economies, and provide care for their families. Malnourished mothers are more likely to have underweight children, who will in turn have a higher risk of physical and cognitive impairment. This perpetuates a cycle of poverty and economic stagnation,” according to the Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nation publication, Understanding the True Cost of Malnutrition.The World Soy Foundation (WSF) knows the power of soy can be a part of the solution to malnutrition, and we are dedicated to reducing malnutrition using the power of soy. To read more about the power of soy, visit our Publications page.The WSF has seen the impact soy can have on improving young students’ abilities in the classroom.A teacher in a WSF-supported school, which has a SoyCow in Guatemala, said she’s seen significant improvements.“Since our girls started drinking the soymilk, we began to notice small changes not only in the color or the texture of their skin, but also in the classrooms,” she said.  “The teachers report that these girls are able to maintain knowledge better and have more energy in the classroom to engage in different activities.”The cost of malnutrition is high, but investing in solutions can improve nutritional outcomes for the future (SOFA, 2013) and improve the economic outlook of not only developing countries, but the entire global economy.To learn more about WSF, visit www.worldsoyfoundation.org, or the WSF Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels.last_img read more

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Homeless connected to vital services

first_imgAn outstretched hand and a warm “welcome home” is how John Russell was greeting people he met Thursday.Nobody really was home — which was part of the point. Russell, chairman of the grass-roots Clark County Veterans Assistance Center, was volunteering at the fourth annual Project Homeless Connect event, a clearinghouse of services, resources, assistance and giveaways for people with no fixed address.Hundreds swamped the Centennial Center at the Red Lion at the Quay downtown to get haircuts and dental exams, talk with housing and financial advisers, pick up free paperbacks and gently used boots — even go behind a privacy curtain for a confidential medical or mental health assessment.“Veterans come back changed,” said Russell, a Vietnam veteran. “There are traumatic brain injuries, there’s post-traumatic stress disorder. Sometimes you come back with problems but you don’t understand you do have problems. You’re in a mode we call self-destruct.”According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (http://nchv.org), veterans make up approximately one-fifth of the nation’s total homeless population, most recently estimated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at approximately 1.56 million.Russell’s fledgling Veterans Assistance Center wants to provide all sorts of help — medical, dental, mental, even spiritual — to those folks who signed up to serve and came back only to disintegrate.last_img read more

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Flynn ready to testify against Trump

first_imgA combination photo shows US president Donald Trump (L), on 28 February, 2017, White House National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (C), 13 February, 2017. Photo: ReutersFormer US national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI about Russia, and ABC News said he was prepared to testify that before taking office president Donald Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.Reuters could not immediately verify the ABC report, which cited a Flynn confidant. The news sent US stocks sharply lower.Flynn, a former top Trump campaign aide and a central figure in a federal investigation into Moscow’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election, pleaded guilty under a plea deal on Friday to lying to the FBI.His decision to cooperate with the investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, marked a major escalation in a probe that has dogged Trump’s administration since the Republican president took office in January.ABC News cited a confidant as saying Flynn was ready to testify that Trump directed him to make contact with Russians, initially as a way to work together to fight the Islamic State group in Syria.It was not clear when Trump supposedly told Flynn to contact Russians and whether there would be anything illegal in requesting such contact.Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements about contacts he had in December with Russia’s ambassador to the United States, Sergei Kislyak, during the transition period after Trump was elected and before he was sworn in. The charges carry a sentence of up to five years in prison.The White House said Flynn’s guilty plea implicated him alone.”Nothing about the guilty plea or the charge implicates anyone other than Mr. Flynn,” Ty Cobb, a White House attorney, said in a statement on Friday.Flynn was forced out of his White House post in February for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about his conversations with the ambassador.”The false statements involved mirror the false statements to White House officials which resulted in his resignation in February of this year,” Cobb said, adding that the plea “clears the way for a prompt and reasonable conclusion” of Mueller’s probe.Moscow has denied a conclusion by U.S. intelligence agencies that it meddled in the election campaign to try to sway the vote in Trump’s favor. Trump has denied any collusion by his campaign and has called Mueller’s probe a witch hunt.Flynn said on Friday his decision to plead guilty and to cooperate with the investigation was “made in the best interests of my family and of our country.”In a statement issued by the law firm representing him, Flynn also said it was “painful to endure” the “false accusations of ‘treason’ and other outrageous acts” over the past several months but that he recognized “that the actions I acknowledged in court today were wrong.”last_img read more

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Cardinals Open NCAA Championships in Record Fashion

first_imgStory Links The Cardinals will be back in action at the NCAA Championships tomorrow morning at 11 a.m. ET for the prelims of the 200 free relay, 500 free, 200 IM, 50 free and 400 medley relay. Print Friendly Version Austin, Texas – The University of Louisville men’s swimming and diving team opened the NCAA Championships in record fashion, breaking the school record and posting the highest NCAA finish in program history in the 800 freestyle relay on Wednesday evening at the Lee and Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center.”What an awesome way to start the meet with a new school record,” said UofL head coach Arthur Albiero. “We have a bunch of young guys in this relay with two freshmen, I think it says a lot about the way they went about preparing here and about the leadership from the upper classmen. It’s a good way to start the meet, highest finish in school history, so we’ll take that. Now we’re going to get ready for the next session, which is the only one that matters.”  Thursday Heat Sheet Louisville will enter the second day of competition in sixth place with 26 points, trailing Texas (40), NC State (34), California (32), Indiana (30) and Florida (28).center_img The Cards’ sixth place showing was also the highest 800 free relay finish in program history, surpassing their seventh place finishes in 2018 and 2016. Wednesday Results Nicolas Albiero (1:33.47), Zach Harting (1:31.14), Bartosz Piszczorowicz (1:33.90) and Colton Paulson (1:32.85) combined for a time of 6:11.36 to finish sixth overall and break their own school record set at the ACC Championships in February.last_img read more

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5 Tips for Growing Your Subscription Business

first_img Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. 5 min read March 20, 2019 Register Now » As the SaaS industry grows, and even video games move closer to a subscription basis, this is a good time to take a look at subscription model-oriented growth strategies.  Related: You Too Can Grow a Successful Subscription Company. Here’s How.Remember, subscription-based businesses have their own unique benefits and pitfalls. Customer acquisition isn’t everything, and you need to take extra care in order to nurture and build trust with subscribers. Here are five strategies for doing that:1. Keep an eye on your competition; update your pricing model often.If the price isn’t right for the customer, then your business is going nowhere. Your offer must be priced at a level that feels right to your target audience. If it’s too cheap, your customers may not value your offering. If it’s too expensive, either they won’t buy, or they’ll become reluctant and remorseful buyers, the kind who ask for a refund.As a subscription business, you should view pricing as a strategic and competitive advantage. So, if another business comes along with a different offer, be careful because you could be outpaced. To remain competitive, you need to be flexible.Related: Why You Should Use a Subscription Business ModelBear in mind your renewal structure. The average retention rates for most subscription businesses is around three months. With a monthly pricing model, your members can effectively leave at any time, so you want to drive people toward longer-term packages by offering incentives.Note down the end date of subscription packages after you run a major campaign. Then prepare a reactivation campaign and further incentives to keep your customers from bulk-churning a year down the line.2. Build a stronger connection with your customers.With ecommerce sites, customers may land on your site once, buy the product they were looking for, leave and never interact with you again, even if you keep sending emails. This isn’t to suggest that customer relationships aren’t important in ecommerce, but nowhere are they more critical than with subscription businesses.In a subscription business, customer retention is far more important than customer acquisition. Of course you need to create a steady flow of interest in your membership offer, but if you don’t develop a strategy around keeping the customers who have already signed up, your churn rates will be high.Upsells and cross-sells can be used on your long-term customers, and if you organize a live event, your members will be the first people to buy a ticket. If you launch a book, your customers will help it become a bestseller.By taking advantage of customer messaging platforms and sending personalized video messages, you can ensure you are building stronger relationships.3. Gain a better understanding of your financial metrics.Your financial metrics say a lot about the overall health of your business. And, you need to pay attention to more than just whether you’re trending upwards or downwards.Gaining a better understanding of churn, lifetime value (LTV), and monthly recurring revenue (MRR) are important. LTV is the amount of revenue you can expect to gain from a customer over the course of his or her relationship with your business, possibly lasting years. MRR is income a company can reliably anticipate every 30 days. There are plenty of tracking tools to help you organize your subscriptions and gain insights into these metrics. Understanding why payments fail and what you can do to prevent this will also be crucial for your business.Gut instinct can serve you well at times, but if you are keeping an eye on your analytics, you’ll likely make decisions that are in alignment with your core objectives.4. Create valuable content.Business coaches James Schramko, founder of SuperFastBusiness, and Ezra Firestone, CEO of Smart Marketer, regularly publish engaging and valuable content for their audience, whether it’s addressed directly to their membership or appears on their respective blogs.From training videos to podcast episodes, the two men are prolific in the relevant tips, best practices, events and other helpful information they share. They interview known personalities in their space and gather their perspectives on a variety of topics.Knowing how to distribute this content is key. Firestone is prolific with his video ads, while Schramko takes a shrewd approach with email. Whether it’s blog posts, podcast episodes or video, the medium you choose has to be one you’re comfortable with and can stick with.Content is often the first thing to hook customers and the thing they keep coming back for after being converted.5. Develop a referral systemAccording to Annex Cloud, referral marketing generates three to five times higher conversion rates than any other channel. Let that sink in. Yet, many businesses don’t have referral marketing as one of their channels.Getting referrals from family and friends, business contacts and customers is a great way to drum up new business, and much of it can fall under an affiliate marketing model. While referral marketing may not suit businesses selling cheaper products, it can be great for selling subscriptions. Word of mouth is important for subscription businesses, and leveraging the people who know you and your business best is an important growth strategy.Make sure to attend conferences, and create some clear monetary incentives for people who can generate real leads for your business.Related: 6 Easy Ways to Grow Your Subscription-Based StartupFinal thoughtsBuilding a product that people want to sign up for is great, but relationship-building should be a significant part of your growth strategy. Customers will be more likely to renew subscriptions if they trust you, and you will gain useful leads from the contacts you nurture.last_img read more

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Collision near Peacetown turnoff

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite A collision occurred near the Peacetown turn-off tonight (Friday) at about 9.45pm.An EMRS ambulance and a car were involved in a head-on collision. It is believed that the ambulance was transporting two patients at the time.Public Safety and RTI were on scene, regulating traffic.Sharaj Ambulance Services and ER24 treated the injured before transporting them to hospital.Four people sustained moderate injuries and two slight injuries. DID YOU KNOW?Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.If you are reading this on your cellphone and there are telephone numbers provided in the text, you can call these simply by clicking on them.To receive news links via WhatsApp.For the latest news, visit our webpage or follow us on Facebook and Twitter  why not join us there?last_img read more

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first_img May 31, 2013 — Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) has become the most commonly used type of radiation in prostate cancer, but research from the University of North Carolina suggests that the therapy may not be more effective than older, less expensive forms of radiation therapy in patients who have had a prostatectomy.The comparative effectiveness study, published online by JAMA Internal Medicine, evaluated the long-term outcomes of prostate cancer patients who received radiation treatments following prostatectomies using conformal radiation therapy (CRT) against the newer and more expensive IMRT.Study lead Ronald Chen, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of radiation oncology in the UNC School of Medicine, said the results showed little difference in the long-term health of patients who used the newer and older radiation therapies.“Many prostate cancer patients need radiation treatment after prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate, either because the cancer is aggressive or for recurrence. In prostate cancer, we have seen a trend in our healthcare system where new technologies are adopted quickly, maybe because there is a belief that newer treatments are better, but often there is a lack of studies to actually compare patient outcomes from older versus newer treatments,” said Chen.The study used Medicare data to compare the outcomes of 457 IMRT and 557 CRT patients treated between 2002 and 2007. The patients, 66 years of age or older who underwent radical prostatectomy and subsequent radiation therapy within three years of their surgery, showed no difference in regards to urinary side effects, bowel side effects, sexual dysfunction and other long-term side effects or cancer control.“For patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer who have chosen to receive curative radiation treatment, our prior study showed that IMRT was associated with less long-term side effects and better cancer control than CRT. However, for patients who have had a prostatectomy already, and subsequently need radiation treatment, this study shows that IMRT and CRT seemed to have similar outcomes,” said Chen.A lot of men across the United States who need radiation therapy after prostatectomy are not getting it, according to Chen, and he speculates that the cost of treatment may play a factor. While research shows that as many as one-third to one-half of the patients undergoing surgery for prostate cancer may benefit from radiation treatments subsequently to achieve a cure, Chen said that the data show only 10 to 15 percent of those who could benefit actually receive the therapy.“If 3-D conformal radiation provides an effective and safe treatment for these patients, then we can probably show that radiation is a very cost effective treatment and potentially remove one of the large obstacles to patients being able to get this necessary treatment after surgery,” said Chen.For more information: archinte.jamanetwork.com FacebookTwitterLinkedInPrint分享 Catalyst PT image courtesy of C-RAD News | Neuro Imaging | August 16, 2019 ADHD Medication May Affect Brain Development in Children A drug used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appears to affect development of the brain’s… read more Related Content Technology | Interventional Radiology | August 16, 2019 Profound Medical Receives U.S. FDA 510(k) Clearance for Tulsa-Pro Profound Medical Corp. announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to… read more Images of regions of interest (colored lines) in the white matter skeleton representation. Data from left and right anterior thalamic radiation (ATR) were averaged. Image courtesy of C. Bouziane et al. News | Proton Therapy | August 08, 2019 MD Anderson to Expand Proton Therapy Center The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center unveiled plans to expand its Proton Therapy Center during a… read more News | Brachytherapy Systems | August 14, 2019 Efficacy of Isoray’s Cesium Blu Showcased in Recent Studies August 14, 2019 — Isoray announced a trio of studies recently reported at scientific meetings and published in medica read more News | May 31, 2013 IMRT May Not Be More Effective Than Older Radiation Techniques After Prostatectomy Study evaluates the long-term outcomes of prostate cancer patients who received radiation treatments following prostatectomies. News | Patient Positioning Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 Mevion and C-RAD Release Integration for Improved Proton Therapy Treatment Quality Mevion Medical Systems and C-RAD announced the integration between the C-RAD Catalyst PT and the Mevion S250i proton… read more center_img News | Artificial Intelligence | August 13, 2019 Artificial Intelligence Could Yield More Accurate Breast Cancer Diagnoses University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) system that… read more News | Pediatric Imaging | August 14, 2019 Ultrasound Guidance Improves First-attempt Success in IV Access in Children August 14, 2019 – Children’s veins read more Following radiation, the bone marrow shows nearly complete loss of blood cells in mice (left). Mice treated with the PTP-sigma inhibitor displayed rapid recovery of blood cells (purple, right). Credit: UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Nature Communications The MD Anderson Proton Therapy Center expansion is expected to be completed in 2023. Rendering courtesy of Stantec. News | Mammography | August 14, 2019 Imago Systems Announces Collaboration With Mayo Clinic for Breast Imaging Image visualization company Imago Systems announced it has signed a know-how license with Mayo Clinic. The multi-year… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 16, 2019 Drug Accelerates Blood System’s Recovery After Radiation, Chemotherapy A drug developed by UCLA physician-scientists and chemists speeds up the regeneration of mouse and human blood stem… read more News | Radiation Therapy | August 15, 2019 First Patient Enrolled in World’s Largest Brain Cancer Clinical Trial Henry Ford Cancer Institute is first-in-the-world to enroll a glioblastoma patient in the GBM AGILE Trial (Adaptive… read more Image courtesy of Imago Systemslast_img read more

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14 killed in blazing Venezuelan plane crash

first_imgAt least 14 people were killed when a domestic passenger plane carrying 47 passengers and four crew crashed Monday in southeastern Venezuela.Thirty-three people miraculously survived the plane crash, en route to the resort city of Isla Margarita, the AFP reported. The plane burst into flames and almost split in half as it crash landed in the state of Bolivar.”A total of 33 people are being cared for at different clinics,” Bolivar governor Francisco Rangel Gomez said.”We have 14 bodies that are being identified and we are searching for four people [in the wreckage].” The scene was quickly tended to by rescuers, with medical helicopters on hand to transport the wounded to nearby hospitals on alert. A burns unit was also present to treat victims of the wreckage.”Unfortunately we do have deaths but… given the condition of the plane, I think that we were lucky,” Transport and Communications Minister Francisco Garces said. The Conviasa Airlines ATR-42-300 plane went down about six miles (10 kilometres) from Puerto Ordaz. The cause of the crash was not immediately apparent, the report said. A spokesperson for ATR, the aircraft manufacturer, said the firm was investigating the accident. Preliminary investigations suggest that the pilot “lost control” of the plane, having radioed into a control tower to warn of technical difficulties onboard, the governor said. According to satellite data from AccuWeather.com, a thunderstorm was in the vicinity of the airport at takeoff, with lightning data yet to be made available. Venezuela last encountered an air disaster in February 2008, also involving an ATR-42-300, which crashed in the Andes and killed 46 people. In 2005, human error on a Venezuelan plane crash killed 160 people in what was one of the world’s deadliest. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: C.Clast_img read more

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