Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend

David Paul Morris | Bloomberg | Getty Images A customer lifts a shopping bag at an Old Navy Inc. store in San Francisco. One takeaway from this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping extravaganza is that there will be a lot more sweaters and coats under the tree this year. Shoppers are turning up at stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season to buy clothing for themselves and for others. It’s a stark contrast from the years that followed the Great…

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A New Food System At The Intersection Of Purpose And Profit

Today’s food system is rife with paradox. We have enough food in the world to feed every mouth, yet 821 million people go hungry every day. We lose or waste 1.3 billion metric tons of produce each year, yet half the global population does not eat a properly nutritious diet. Our food system depends on mitigating climate change, yet agriculture and land-use activities contribute about a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. Why? These are the unintended consequences of our industrialized food system. Amidst structures optimized to maximize the production,…

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Perth Fashion Festival failing to pay invoices, say creatives

WA creatives say the Perth Fashion Festival is failing to pay invoices, but the event’s director has promised they will get their money. People who worked on the Perth Fashion Festival in September and on the Swim+ Resort Series event last weekend have contacted The Sunday Times claiming they have not been paid for their work. But many say they are reluctant to speak publicly because of the insular nature of the WA fashion industry. The Sunday Times has been told this is an ongoing matter with the festival and…

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Turnover accommodation and food services 0.4 percent up

Turnover in the sector accommodation and food services (previously known as the sector hotels and restaurants) rose by 0.4 percent in Q3 2018 relative to the preceding quarter. As reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS), this is due to price increases. The volume of sales (food, refreshments and/or overnight stays) fell by 0.7 percent. Turnover in food and beverage services increased by 0.5 percent against 0.3 percent growth in accommodation services. For more than five consecutive years, turnover in the sector has increased each quarter. TurnoverVolume (turnover adjusted for price developments)Quarter…

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This Startup Wants To Wean Kids Off Smartphones And Gadgets With Engaging Activities

Young students form a line as they walk to classes after morning assembly in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer) In a world where kids already seem to be spending far too much time staring at screens, how do you keep them intellectually challenged without giving them any gadgets? That’s the problem that Chennai startup Flinto Learning Solutions is seeking to address. Flinto is a reference to flint stones and how early humans created fire. It’s a nod to how the company would like to ignite young minds. The five-year-old…

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CAT 2018 Exam Over; Slot 2 Similar To Slot 1 Question Paper, Say Experts

CAT 2018 Exam Over; Slot 2 Similar To Slot 1 Question Paper, Say Experts New Delhi:  CAT 2018 exam was concluded yesterday. The exam was conducted in two slots. As per an expert on CAT preparation, the question papers in both the slots were similar in difficulty level, with the Quantitative Ability section being the toughest section in both the slots. The paper was moderately difficult overall. The breakup of questions was same – that is 27 out of the total 100 questions were non-MCQ. Experts have predicted that 60…

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Stars Of Style To Lead Lively Forbes China Lifestyle Discussion

Stars of style and social media from China and afar will join a lively discussion of lifestyle trends to be hosted in Shanghai on Nov. 27 by Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes. Speakers will include billionaire Gao Dekang, chairman of down apparel leader Bosideng International, Macau entrepreneur Sabrina Ho, and Wendy Yu, CEO of fashion industry investment firm Yu Holdings.  Gao and Yu have appeared on Forbes China covers this year. Samantha Cameron, founder of UK fashion firm Cefinn and wife of former British Prime Minister David Cameron, will…

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Honor 8C First Impressions

Just six months after the launch of the Honor 7C, the Chinese smartphone company is set to launch its successor, the Honor 8C. This new smartphone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 processor and features AI-enhanced cameras, a notched display, and Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. The Honor 8C is expected to be launched in two variants, one with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, and the other with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. We got to spend some time with the latter variant…

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Jacqueline Fernandez looks rather cute in this striped shirt-skirt combo

From body-hugging androgynous outfits to cute polka dots, Jacqueline Fernandez is one fashionista who covers all her bases well. Recently, Fernandez was spotted in an adorable striped shirt and skirt combo. She kept her look cool and casual and paired it with a pair of pink flip-flops. Hair left loose, a nude palette rounded out her look well. Advertising With a book in her hand and coy expressions for the camera, the actor turned heads. We think she looked rather cute. Check the pictures here. Jacqueline Fernandez rarely disappoints with her sartorial…

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Health privacy advocates worry DeepMind will break its promise not to share health data with Google, but the company says nothing is changing

DeepMind, the Alphabet subsidiary focused on health and AI, announced in a company blog post on Tuesday that its health group will be absorbed by Google. That news comes just days after Google disclosed plans to form a new, centralized health unit at its Silicon Valley, California headquarters led by David Feinberg, a physician and former hospital executive. As part of the move, Google will now manage the Streams app that DeepMind created. Streams is a tool to help doctors and nurses figure out which of their patients are at…

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