From Beijing to Berlin – the BBC looks at the impact of the ideological shift in the White House.- Advertisement –
Doug Emhoff, Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, President-elect Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden on November 7, 2020. JIM LO SCALZO/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockIt looks like we have another inspirational, trendsetting woman on her way to the White House — and we aren’t event talking about Kamala Harris, who also happens to have killer style.Dr. Jill Biden stunned in a midnight blue Oscar de la Renta dress as she joined President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Harris on stage in Wilmington, Delaware, on Saturday, November 7. Just a few hours following the appearance, the $5,690 frock sold out.- Advertisement – The former second lady of the United States wasn’t the only one to bring her style A-game. Harris also made a splash in an all-white pantsuit reportedly created by American fashion designer Wes Gordon for Carolina Herrera. According to CNN, this was a “very deliberate choice of outfit was a gesture of solidarity with the long line of women who have defied expectations in American politics.” After all, this monochrome coloring has long been linked to the suffragette movement and was notably also worn by Hillary Clinton when accepting the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016.Listen on Spotify to Get Tressed With Us to get the details of every hair love affair in Hollywood, from the hits and misses on the red carpet to your favorite celebrities’ street style ‘dos (and don’ts!)- Advertisement – – Advertisement – The 69-year-old educator paired the asymmetrical, floral print dress with pink heels and a black protective face mask. Though the piece was a pricey pick, The Outnet sold the design for a reduced price of $1,707 before selling out.The design house shared a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the number in a tweet on Monday, November 9. “Hope springs eternal. A look at incoming First Lady Dr. Jill Biden’s dress, which features house-signature asymmetric drapery and spirited floral vine embroidery.” In the image, co-creative director Fernando J Garcia and “in-house modiste” Luis are seen prepping the fit on a mannequin.This choice in designer has a long history in the White House. Not only did de la Renta dress first ladies like Jackie Kennedy, Michelle Obama and Laura Bush, but according to Vanity Fair, he was also the designer of choice for Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton.- Advertisement –
Michael White was on Wednesday taken before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to the charge of robbery under arms.The 48-year-old man, who hails from Lot 177 Triumph, East Coast Demerara, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan to answer to the charge which stated that on April 22, 2019, at Commerce Street, Georgetown, while being armed with a knife, he robbed Jairam Setaram of a cellular phone and cash valued at $11,000.It is alleged that on April 22, the Virtual Complainant was sitting at Commerce Street when the defendant approached him and asked for a cigarette. The man refused to give the cigarette to White, who became annoyed and cuffed the VC to his face. White allegedly took the man’s belongings and made good his escape. An investigation was carried out and the defendant was arrested by police ranks.Police Prosecutor Ceon Black objected to bail on the grounds that the defendant is a flight risk and pointed out the serious nature of the offence. Bail was refused. The case will continue on May 15, 2019.
WOODLAND HILLS – Revelations and eyebrow-raising stories from the Torah will be featured Tuesday during a Shavuot study session at Temple Aliyah. The five-hour session – dubbed “Bible Stories My Rabbi Never Taught Me (and My Mother Doesn’t Want Me to Know)” – will feature six rabbis presented by Temple Aliyah, Congregation Shir Ami and Temple Kol Tikvah. Shavuot, which is Hebrew for “weeks,” is the Jewish celebration of God’s giving of the Torah – including the Ten Commandments – at Mount Sinai. Verses in Exodus 19 tell of thunder, lightning, resounding horn blasts, a cloud of smoke and the trembling of the Israelites as God spoke. But the two-day festival marking the event is most associated with eating dairy delicacies including kugels, blintzes and cheesecake; it doesn’t command the same high-profile fanfare of Passover or the High Holy Days. “Shavuot is the most overlooked Jewish holiday. And it’s huge!” exclaimed Rabbi Stewart Vogel from Temple Aliyah. “In truth, it should be the most compelling Jewish holiday. “God, Torah and the Jewish people – that’s the essence of Judaism, and on Shavuot those three come together.” Unlike Passover’s ritual-laden Seder, Vogel said, Shavuot doesn’t have a significant home ritual. “It’s also not like the synagogue holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur that speak to the individual about change and self-reflection,” said Vogel. “Shavuot is the Jewish communal experience – a powerful moment as a people. “Shavuot is the process by which we relive and experience that moment of receiving Torah, and it should be a fresh and compelling relationship.” But Shavuot does have a tradition underlain with mysticism. Tikkun Leyl Shavuot – “repairing the night” – is a communal study that in some congregations is held literally all night until dawn. The concept is designed to re-create the excitement and edginess Israelites might have felt as they stayed up all night in anticipation of hearing God. At Tuesday’s event, Rabbi Jennifer Flam from Temple Aliyah will discuss “Song of Songs: Holy or Blasphemous?” While the “Song of Songs” is controversial, Flam said it appears to be a love poem. “We will uncover the holiness and look at the nuances. We will understand that it is a love story between God and Israel,” she said. The one-hour session will present Rabbinic thought and contemporary understandings of the poem, as well as a look at modern Israeli poems. “We study all night (on Shavuot) to merit to receive the Torah,” Flam said. “I would like (the study session participants) to increase their relationship to the tradition and feel that they are part of a larger community. I’m hoping that they will feel a real closeness to Torah and be engaged by its teachings in a new way.” On Shavuot, observant Jews will refrain from work and Jewish day schools are closed. It also is customary on the first day to read the Ten Commandments during morning services, as well as the Book of Ruth. Vogel said Shavuot is a reminder that learning should be a lifelong pursuit. “Torah literally means teaching. The important role of study, learning and applying those in our life becomes the message of Shavuot. For me, I like that,” he said. “We’re showing that we’re not afraid of these stories (at the study session). “People don’t really know these stories. We’re going to tackle the most controversial to help to understand them. If the Torah is the most sacred work, why did God put these stories in? We’re going to find out what should Torah mean in our lives.” Tikkun Leyl Shavuot, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday to 12:15 a.m. Wednesday, Temple Aliyah, 6025 Valley Circle Blvd., Woodland Hills. Minyan, 7:30-7:45 p.m. Reservations requested. Call (818) 346-3545. “What Did She Really Uncover? A Closer Look at Ruth and Boaz on the Threshing Room Floor,” led by Rabbi Janet Offel and “David, King of Israel?” led by Rabbi Adam Schaffer, from 7:50-8:50 p.m.; “What’s Up With Lot? The Troubled Stories of a Father and His Daughters,” led by Rabbi Stewart Vogel and “What’s Really Behind the Veil? Exploring the Tale of Tamar and Yehudah,” led by Rabbinic Intern Gary Oren, from 8:55-9:55 p.m.; “Song of Songs: Holy or Blasphemous?” led by Rabbi Jennifer Flam and “The Rebellious Son: What to Do When We Feel Like Killing Our Children,” led by Rabbi David Vorspan, from 10-11 p.m. “Censoring the Torah and Haftarah: What Were the Rabbis Thinking?” led by scholar Joel Gereboff, from 11:15 p.m.-12:15 a.m. firstname.lastname@example.org (818) 713-3708160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Minister Damien English of the Department of Housing is to visit Carndonagh tonight to meet with people living in MICA affected homes.The MICA Action Group is seeking local support for the meeting at Carndonagh Public Services Centre from 8-8.30pm as they try to make progress before Christmas.Donegal families are urging the Government to implement a MICA redress scheme for those affected by defective concrete blocks. Thousands of families in Donegal and Mayo are in despair over crumbling blocks and leaks in their homes. The MICA Action Group will be calling on the Minister to support them in making their homes safe. The level of urgency increases each day as some families now face losing their homes.As many adults and children as possible are being called on to come out to the meeting before 8pm to bring home the need for government funding for the crisis.Housing Minister to visit Donegal and hear urgent concerns of MICA Action Group was last modified: December 20th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:MICA Action GroupMinister for Housing Damien English
Sony’s big gaming news this week is confirmation that its Gaikai acquisition back in 2011 is turning into an important future business venture in the form of PlayStation Now. Sony hopes that PS Now unlocks PlayStation gaming on just about every platform you can think of, including TVs, mobile devices, and anything “new to market” they care to support in the future.We’ve already discussed what Sony could charge for access to the service, and how it may even replace console hardware in the future, but Sony has also decided to implement a PS Now requirement that will help bolster sales of PlayStation peripherals in the long term.If you access PS Now on a PlayStation or PS Vita, you have the necessary controller or controls available to play games with. But what about on a TV or tablet? Touchscreen controls are problematic, as are gestures, so Sony has decided to bypass the control issue completely by requiring a DualShock controller be used with PS Now.That may sound like Sony cashing in by requiring you purchase an expensive games controller, but if you think about it, it makes a lot of sense for gamers, too. If you are offering PSOne, PS2, PS3, and PSP games through the service, you need all the controls the original games had available to play them properly. Requiring a DualShock means no tweaking control mappings and offering the best (as the developer intended) experience by default.It seems most likely that the DualShock 3 will become the controller of choice for PS Now. It’s also likely when buying a Bravia TV it will come bundled with one instead of those 3D specs you see thrown in right now. PS Now is more lucrative a proposition for Sony than 3D, so offering a controller is in the company’s interests. We also can’t forget there’s more than 80 million PS3s out there already, meaning a high percentage of gamers already have access to the required controller.