Celebrity lifestyle brand deepens ties with Banana Republic

Actress Gywneth Paltrow’s goop is launching a co-branded online apparel collection and a podcast series installment with Banana Republic.  goop, the lifestyle and wellness brand founded by Paltrow, and Banana Republic are continuing their existing partnership with the launch of The goop Edit for Banana Republic capsule and a second installment of the eight-part series of “Women on Top,” a custom co-branded series on the goop podcast. The goop Edit for Banana Republic will launch in spring 2020 and feature five everyday essentials, including a trench coat, pleated skirt, polo,…

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Trump Russia ties: Kremlin says it has no ‘compromising’ information

Russia has denied claims its intelligence agencies have compromising material about Donald Trump. Dmitry Peskov, President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman, said the allegations were “pulp fiction” and a “clear attempt to damage relations”. The unsubstantiated claims say his presidential campaign secretly communicated with Moscow. They also say Russia has information about the US president-elect involving prostitutes. Mr Trump has condemned the reports. The president-elect tweeted: “FAKE NEWS – A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!” Later on Wednesday, he went on to write: “Russia has never tried to use leverage over me. I…

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Israel freezes ties with Unesco for ‘denying Jewish holy sites’

Israel has frozen co-operation with the UN’s cultural agency, accusing it of denying Judaism’s connections to the religion’s holiest sites. Its education minister said a Unesco draft decision concerning Jerusalem “denies history and encourages terror”. It comes after the body approved a text which repeatedly used only the Islamic name for a hilltop complex which is also the holiest site in Judaism. The site is known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Haram al-Sharif to Muslims. The draft decision, submitted by seven Arab countries, criticises Israel’s activities at holy…

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Changi General Hospital ties up with food firm for ready-to-eat meals

SINGAPORE: Chicken Masala, seafood otak and five-spice chicken might not be typical food options for those with swallowing difficulties, also known as dysphagia. But a new collaboration between Changi General Hospital and food company Health Food Matters, announced on Monday (Sep 19), has made it possible for dysphagia patients as well as elderly patients who prefer softer meals to enjoy these dishes outside of the hospital – in the form of ready-to-eat meals. Finely minced chicken masala, which dysphagia patients, as well as the elderly, can eat. (Photo: Vimita Mohandas)…

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