Fashion mourns end of the line for Sonia Rykiel

Models present creations for Sonia Rykiel during the 2017 Spring/Summer ready-to-wear collection fashion show in Paris on October 3, 2016. (AFP/Alain Jocard) Fashion mourned Thursday the demise of the troubled French fashion label Sonia Rykiel that once symbolized the rebellious spirit of 1960s Paris. A court in the French capital ordered the winding up of the loss-making brand founded by the “Queen of Knits”, once an icon of youthful revolt against the stuffy fashion establishment. The designer, who died nearly three years ago from Parkinson’s disease aged 86, popularized dressing…

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Paleo diet may be bad for heart health

New research has found that people who follow the Paleolithic, or Paleo, diet have high levels of a blood biomarker tied to heart disease. The finding raises some red flags about this type of diet, which, the researchers suggest, is not balanced enough to ensure good health. Following the Paleo diet could threaten heart health, a new study finds. The Paleolithic diet — often known as the Paleo diet, for short — claims to emulate what the ancestors of modern humans used to eat. People who follow a Paleo diet…

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3 Indian players whose Test career is almost over

The BCCI announced India’s squad for the upcoming tour to West Indies, their first assignment after the World Cup 2019 defeat. The squad gave a clear indication that the transition process has begun, and the young players won’t need to wait anymore to get their dues. Players like Mayank Agarwal, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, and Krunal Pandya have been given due. While this might mean opportunities for a few, this might well be the end of the road for the others. The team would like to begin to build…

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‘Toxic stress’: Addressing mental health needs in Sierra Leone

Kroo Bay is a slum in Sierra Leone’s capital Freetown. Roughly 7,000 people live on the densely populated 50-acre area with no access to electricity, running water or sewage system. Harsh living conditions like these often lead to child neglect, violent abuse or sexual exploitation. OLIVIA ACLAND/AL JAZEERA Freetown, Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone witnessed a decade-long civil war and the worst Ebola outbreak ever, leaving hundreds of thousands traumatised in one of the world’s poorest countries. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 10 percent of the country’s population of seven million has mental health problems.…

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Sachin Tendulkar reveals most memorable moment of career after ICC Hall of Fame honour

Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said he feels privileged to be part of ICC Hall of Fame after the World Cup-winning India batsman was inducted to the elite list on Friday. Tendulkar became the 6th Indian to make the ICC Hall of Fame. Bishan Singh Bedi (2009), Sunil Gavaskar (2009), Kapil Dev (2009), Anil Kumble (2015), Rahul Dravid (2018) are the other Hall of Famers from the crciket-crazy Asian country. “I think all awards are important, I don’t like to compare them. Each award, each appreciation has its own place. And…

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Big Data & Analytics Primer On Job Roles & Career Opportunities Everyone Should Read

“Big Data Analytics”, “Data Science”, “Cloud” – you may have heard of these buzzwords in the technology landscape today. But much like how movies and comedy shows are marketed, these words have been hyped by businesses, industry analysts, journalists, and possibly your neighborhood watchman. Everyone seems to have a perspective on what Big Data analytics is and much like any commodity in the market, there is a  promise of an attractive job in the Big Data analytics space. Students who are about to start their professional careers or professionals who…

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LinkedIn’s Career Expert Offers Job Search Help For New College Grads

New grad is smiling, as she has just received her diploma. GETTY More than one parent has written me asking for help for their new grad. That is understandable since 72% of college grads who just got their diplomas don’t have a job yet. Debbie’s email caught my attention when she stated she was a Baby Boomer parent and a program manager who had hired many people in her career. Yet she was stuck helping her daughter who was just graduating and unemployed develop a LinkedIn profile. She asked for…

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Centre’s Draft National Education Policy (NEP) would disadvantage students in rural areas: Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar

Tamil actor Suriya Sivakumar has slammed the Centre’s Draft National Education Policy (NEP), saying some of the provisions in it would disadvantage students in rural areas. Key focus only on entrance exams: Suriya Sivakumar The actor also pointed out that the policy’s key focus was on entrance examinations instead of providing equitable and quality education. National Education Policy “Everyone is angered, anguished and scared about focus of NEP being only on conducting entrance exams and not in providing quality and equitable education for students,” he said at an event here…

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Insurers may deny health cover to diabetics dependent on insulin

I am 40 years old and have a health plan from my employer. I have diabetes and am planning to take a separate health insurance for myself. Will the new health plan cover diabetes? —Asif Rehman Buying an independent health insurance, despite having a group insurance cover, is a good move. Consider a sum insured equal to your annual income. Opt for a plan with high no-claim bonus. You can accrue this bonus while you are still covered under your employer’s policy. Diabetes will be considered a pre-existing illness for your new plan. For…

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Shop Our Picks of the Best Fashion and Beauty Deals

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full force! The department store has launched its biggest annual sale in-store and online, offering discounts on both fashion and beauty products at major discounts — including new arrivals. Nordstrom cardmembers now have early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before it opens to the public on July 19, so we recommend you act fast before your favorites sell out. Read up on everything you need to know about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and shop the best deals on clothing, shoes, accessories, makeup and skincare you…

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