Sergio Tacchini Changes Owners, Names Dao-Yi Chow Global Creative Director

Sergio Tacchini wants to get reacquainted.
The Italian sportswear brand has changed hands and named Dao-Yi Chow of Public School as its global creative director.
Tacchini, which was founded by the Italian tennis star of the same name in 1966, is now owned by Stefano Maroni, an entrepreneur and chief executive officer of licensing firm GMI USA, along with private equity firm Twin Lakes Capital and B. Riley Principal Investments. Terms of the deal, which closed today after some seven months of negotiations, were not disclosed.
After filing for bankruptcy in 2007, the brand was sold to Hong Kong financier Billy Ngok in 2008. In 2013, Ngok formed a partnership for the brand with Wintex Hong Kong, through Wintex Italia, and sold the U.S. license to Maroni and GMI USA in December 2018.
Earlier this year, Maroni opened a pop-up with record producer and executive Chris Ivery to relaunch Sergio Tacchini in the U.S. and Canada under the name STLA. In addition to a core collection of tracksuits, polos and sweatshirts, which Maroni said had a “very positive” reaction, the brand also created capsule collections with Stampd and Barbie, the latter of which is still available online. There were also collaborations with Band of

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Should NFL owners consult fans about whether to sign controversial players?

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NFL owners expected to approve shorter OT (Yahoo Sports)

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Female Business Owners Host Pop-up for Planned Parenthood

HOLIDAY POP-UP: Hero New York, Runway Passport, AMCONYC, Tech Style and Rossi & Rei are hosting a holiday pop-up shop today through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at 168 Bowery in New York.
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Many fur parents treat their dogs just like any other member of the family — with lots and lots of love.

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Good Owner’s Clock Guide

Good Owner’s Clock Guide


Are you the owner of an antique or collectable clock, or are you likely to become an owner in the foreseeable future? If so, the ‘Good Owner’s Clock Guide and Clock Logbook’, consisting of two books packaged as one, gives guidance on all aspects of the safe operation, care and custodianship of domestic clocks and will provide an invaluable record.’The Good Owner’s Clock Guide’ gives the reader all the necessary information to enable him or her to make an accurate assessment of a clock’s originality, condition and quality. Advice is given on restoration and repairers/restorers and there are useful tips on buying and selling clocks and initial pointers for research into the clock’s maker and its overall history. As Eliot Isaacs says in his foreword, the average owner or collector, whilst appreciating a clock’s artistic beauty and its value, ‘often has insufficient knowledge to know when maintenance is required or to recognize when simple changes have been made, let alone be able to describe any repairs or other alterations in sufficient detail to be of help to future owners. This book sets out to be of help to remedy this state of affairs, and is long overdue’.’The Good Owner’s Clock Logbook’ will provide a full and permanent record of all aspects of a clock for all eventualities. It will prove invaluable for the owner for a wide diversity of purposes ranging from verification of provenance to information for insurance purposes, and will also be of great benefit if the clock is sold.’The Good Owner’s Clock Guide and Clock Logbook’ is unique in its presentation and format and is destined to become the clock owner’s bible.

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Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook

Horse Owner’s Veterinary Handbook


The long-awaited new edition of this classic guide, a must for every horse owner! More than six million people in the U.S. ride horses. A perennial bestseller, this authoritative reference has been revised and expanded to reflect important advances in equine medicine, including alternative therapies. The most comprehensive, essential reference for horse owners and trainers, it includes information on infectious diseases, parasites, breeding and foaling, and more. It helps riders and trainers identify potential problems, take proper steps in emergency situations, better understand diagnoses and treatment options, and communicate more effectively with their vets. Tom Gore, DVM (Ault, CO) is a veterinarian with over 35 years of experience in caring for horses. Dr. Gore is a graduate of Colorado State University School of Veterinary Medicine. Paula Gore, MTASCP (Ault, CO) is a medical technologist who began training colts at 15 years of age and has a lifetime of horse experience. The late James M.Giffin, MD, cowrote previous editions of this handbook as well as the ‘Dog Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook’ (978-0-470-06785-7) and the ‘Cat Owner’s Home Veterinary Handbook’ (978-0-470-09530-0).

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Dolly Parton To Adopt Abandoned Dog Named For Her If Owners Don’t Come Forward

Country music legend Dolly Parton has offered to adopt a dog that was found abandoned at the Glastonbury Music Festival last week.

The white lurcher, described by the shelter caring for it as a “sweet-natured older lady,” was nicknamed Dolly after the singer, who drew rave reviews for her set during the festival’s final day.

“I had my manager call the Happy Landings animal shelter to make sure the dog is being treated and cared for properly,” Parton said in a statement quoted by the Guardian. “At this time, nobody has claimed the dog and the dog is in great hands at the shelter. I will take her home to America if nobody claims her within a reasonable amount of time.”

Dolly the dog was found with food and water inside a tent that was among 30 or 40 other abandoned tents. While the festival ended on June 29, the dog wasn’t discovered until workers cleaning up the area reached the tents on July 1.

“Loyal to the end she stayed in the tent, even though unzipped, waiting for her owner,” Happy Landings wrote on Facebook. “She was very thirsty and extremely stressed and it has taken her until today to properly relax and be able to sleep. How could anyone abandon this gentle soul?”

The shelter is treating the pooch for an ear infection and dermatitis.

But while Dolly is now guaranteed a home, many other animals are not. If you’re looking for a perfect animal companion, a shelter near you can help. In the United States, try Petfinder, Adopt-A-Pet or the ASPCA.
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Whole Health for Happy Dogs: A Natural Health Handbook for Dogs and Their Owners

Whole Health for Happy Dogs: A Natural Health Handbook for Dogs and Their Owners


Intimidated by dog health books that are overwhelming for the busy pet owner to read? The Whole Health for Happy Dogs is a refreshing alternative. It touts all natural health, but provides plenty of options and research so that dog owners can make the very best decisions for their dog’s lifelong health and well being. Above all, this information is presented with plenty of illustrations in a manner that is a quick-read. You are your dog’s medical mentor, in charge of their health. The decisions you make from puppyhood on affect the rest of a dog’s life. To do this you need to clearly understand the traditional as well as non-traditional approach to dog care. Whole Health for Happy Dogs encourages dog owners to explore these issues and helps them make better-informed decisions for their pet’s health, and very possibly save themselves thousands of dollars in vet bills. Advice comes from both traditional veterinarians and those practicing alternative health.
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