How The Conners Plans to “Honor” Roseanne Barr’s Iconic Character

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‘Miseducation of Cameron Post’ Plans Awards Campaign for Chloe Grace Moretz (EXCLUSIVE)

FilmRise will mount an awards season campaign for “The Miseducation of Cameron Post,” Variety has learned. The indie studio plans to push Chloe Grace Moretz in the lead actress category and seems to believe the star has the best chance of earning some plaudits love. “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” centers on a high school […]

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Pinewood’s Shepperton Studios Submits Plans for $640 Million Expansion

Britain’s iconic Shepperton Studios has submitted planning application for its proposed £500 million ($ 640 million) redevelopment and expansion, the studio announced Tuesday. The plans seek to increase Shepperton’s stage space by around 465,000 square feet and add additional support facilities, bringing the studio in line with the scale and standard of sister facility Pinewood Studios. […]

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Meghan Markle Has Very Special Plans for Her Wedding Dress

Royal wedding fans are in for a treat as plans are being made to put Meghan Markle’s stunning Givenchy gown on display.

Insiders predict that the dress will be displayed at Windsor Castle, the venue for Meghan’s May 19 wedding to Prince Harry. Royal officials are believed to be discussing a suitable time and details around the exhibit.

Designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy, the stunning silk gown featured an open bateau neckline and sculpted waist. The train flowed in soft round folds cushioned by an underskirt in triple silk organza.

The process was “very collaborative,” Waight Keller said in an interview the day after the wedding, adding that Meghan was familiar with her work.

“It was a wonderful way to start the collaboration with her, finding out what she wanted for her day and just to find the absolute perfect style for her,” Waight Keller told reporters. “Part of it was really a conversation in the beginning and then through a series of sketches that I proposed to her. We exchanged conversations about what would be the ultimate lines and proportions and the scale of the dress.”

In the summer after Prince William and Kate Middleton wed in 2011, the palace made Kate’s dress — created by Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen — a centrepiece of the annual opening of Buckingham Palace. More than 350,000 filed past it in the first six weeks.

An official at the Royal Collection Trust, which would create any display at the castle or Buckingham Palace, didn’t have a comment and wouldn’t be drawn on what discussions might be underway.

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The Daily Express first reported the story, suggesting that any announcement would be made later in the year.


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How Sonos plans to hold its own against Apple, Google, and Amazon

How Sonos plans to hold its own against Apple, Google, and AmazonSonos, maker of wireless, whole-house speaker systems, went public on Thursday. But can it hold its own against the rival products from Apple, Google, and Amazon? A Sonos executive responds.



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This Outdoor Barware Will Make Your Summer Plans Even Better

Shopping: Outdoor Barware CollageWe’re big fans of summer, but this is nothing we haven’t shared with you before.
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Banks ordered to show tech back-up plans

They must show how they would cope with a cyber-attack or tech failure, following problems at TSB.
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Trump Plans New Curbs on Chinese Investment, Tech Exports to China

President Trump, already embroiled in a trade battle with China, plans to ratchet commercial tensions higher by barring many Chinese firms from investing in U.S. technology and by blocking more technology exports to Beijing.
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Sources: NFL plans to suspend Winston 3 games

The Buccaneers quarterback faces discipline from the NFL stemming from an alleged incident with an Uber driver in March 2016.
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Chris Pratt, Kevin Jonas and More Celebrity Father's Day Plans

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China hackers ‘steal US plans for supersonic missiles’

China’s state hackers have reportedly stolen a large amount of highly-sensitive US navy data on its undersea warfare, including plans for supersonic anti-ship missiles on submarines.
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Sources: Wilcox flips on 49ers, plans Jets deal

Free-agent safety J.J. Wilcox was in the 49ers’ offices to sign Tuesday and then he “flipped,” one source told ESPN, and decided he wanted to play for Jets coach Todd Bowles. “He got stage fright,” another source told ESPN.
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SpaceX Delays Plans for First Space Tourists to Circle Moon

SpaceX likely won’t launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year, the latest sign challenges are disrupting Elon Musk’s plans for human space exploration.
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Avicii’s Family Announces Funeral Plans

The family of Tim Bergling, the Swedish dance music star known as Avicii, who died of an apparent suicide on April 20 at age 28, have released a statement regarding their funeral plans, which they wish to be private. “There have been many inquiries regarding the funeral arrangements for Tim Bergling, known by music fans as Avicii,” […]

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Plans for new laws to tackle internet’s ‘wild west’

Culture Secretary Matt Hancock has pledged new laws to tackle the internet’s “wild west” that will make Britain the “safest place in the world” to be online.
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NASA plans to send mini-helicopter to Mars

NASA plans to send a small, unmanned helicopter to Mars that could boost our understanding of the Red Planet.
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British theatres under threat from EU plans

Britain’s theatre industry is under threat as the European Union plans to ban energy-sapping lighting which could force venues to close.
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Dosa’s Christina Kim Plans Exhibitions in Oaxaca, Marfa, Palm Springs and the RISD Museum

Before Dosa’s Christina Kim picks up the National Design Award for Fashion from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum this fall, she will be exhibiting why she earned it.
Partial to protecting handcrafts and recycling goods to reduce waste, the designer and artist will be involved with a series of projects. Just back from Mexico, Kim has been working with artisans in Oaxaca, finessing an installation. Under her direction, their work will be installed in a 15,000-square-foot former cotton mill that is now an art center. The eight-person team is cutting paper into what will look like lace in time for the July 8 opening. There will be 1,000 hand-cut designs. “It’s a lot of work, but that is part of working with artisans,” said Kim, who has already made three trips there and plans to make three more before the opening.
Having worked on Oaxaca for 27 years, she has teamed with a workshop that specializes in handmade papers for 15 years. “It’s interesting how you can make paper look like textiles.” Kim said. “I haven’t been doing as many collections any more because I have been working with so many different cultures and I see shifts happening really quickly. What I’m

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Apple Allays iPhone Worries, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans

Apple flexed its financial muscle with a record $ 100 billion plan to buy back stock from investors, as it reported strong gains in revenue and profit even as growth in the number of iPhones sold remained weak.
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Apple Allays iPhone Worries, Adds $100 Billion to Buyback Plans

Apple flexed its financial muscle with a record $ 100 billion plan to buy back stock from investors, as it reported strong gains in revenue and profit even as growth in the number of iPhones sold remained weak.
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Sanjay Garg on a Decade in Business and Expansion Plans

NEW DELHI — Sanjay Garg, a designer known for his commitment to traditional Indian textiles, began celebrating 10 years of his label last month with a small get-together in New Delhi.
But the main part of the celebration is to come later this year with the opening of two stores, one in New Delhi, and the other in Bengaluru.
“That will be a big expansion for us,” Garg told WWD, as he discussed his growth over the last decade and his status as a leader of a wave of Indian designers who favor simplicity, sustainable apparel and design that is fabric-driven.
His concepts are reflected in his existing retail office and showroom in the Chhatarpur area, where the sun shines through an open courtyard, bringing out the variety of the shades displayed, and the fine weaves of his fabrics.
This year will also mark a range of new colors and patterns, said Garg. “We have not worked with chikankari before, launching this year. Although we will continue with chanderi and mashru, which I absolutely love,” he said of his use of traditional textiles.
Here, Garg talks with WWD about his business, how hand looms can be considered luxury, and the pleasures of sustainability.
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How Adam Rippon Plans to Top That Show-Stopping Dancing With the Stars Performance to RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk”

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WhatsApp founder quits ‘over privacy plans’

The co-founder of WhatsApp has quit after disagreeing with Facebook’s attempts to weaken the messaging service’s privacy rules.
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How Adam Rippon Plans to Top That Show-Stopping Dancing With the Stars Performance to RuPaul’s “Sissy That Walk”

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Tencent Music Plans IPO; Valuation Could Exceed $25 Billion

Tencent Music, China’s largest music-streaming company, is preparing what would be one of the largest tech IPOs ever following the successful debut of its European counterpart Spotify.
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Mike ”The Situation” Sorrentino Plans to Set a ”Good Example” for Sober Living on Jersey Shore

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Panthers coach: TE Olsen plans to play in 2018

Panthers coach Ron Rivera said Tuesday that he expects Greg Olsen to play this season despite the tight end’s recent audition with ESPN for a broadcasting role.
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Trade Associations to Petition Trump Administration to Halt China-Tariff Plans

Forty-five groups representing a wide swath of the U.S. economy are asking the president to work with other nations to press Beijing to end restrictions on foreign firms instead of imposing tariffs on China.
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Final free-agent offers for Kirk Cousins, and fallback plans for each team

The free-agent quarterback is about to get paid. By which team, and for how much? We formulated offers from his final four and figured out backup plans (and draft needs) for every QB-needy team.
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Qurate Retail Group Plans Nest Initiative for International Women’s Day

QVC AND HSN STEP UP: In recognition of International Women’s Day today, Qurate Retail Group’s QVC and HSN are joining forces with global nonprofit Nest to promote women’s entrepreneurship and empowerment.
QVC, HSN and participating brands from both retailers plan to donate a minimum of $ 325,000 to benefit Nest, a nonprofit that empowers artisans worldwide to bring their talents, creativity and craftsmanship to the global marketplace.
“Entrepreneurial at heart, QVC and HSN have a long history of supporting women and cultivating strong relationships,” said Mike George, president and chief executive officer of Qurate Retail Group. “QVC and HSN have fostered the growth of some of today’s most successful brands, many of which were founded by women. Today and throughout the month of March, QVC and HSN are proud to continue to collaborate with Nest to celebrate women entrepreneurs around the world, including those who got their start here.”
Today and through the month, QVC will offer a special curated selection of products featuring apparel, jewelry, accessories, beauty and home items from 15 women-led brands such as Peace Love World, LOGO by Lori Goldstein, Mally, Tarte and It Cosmetics. In addition, HSN brands such as Lysse, Minnetonka, Nurse Jamie and Perlier will join together

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Steelers’ Shazier says he plans to play again

Speaking on a teammate’s podcast, Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said he plans to play football again, adding that he wants to become a Hall of Famer. Shazier is recovering from a severe spinal injury suffered in December.
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Fashion Illustrator Jeanette Getrost Plans Phone Cases, Packaging, Talk at Camp David

BETWEEN THE LINES: In New York for a Q&A at Spring Place and a happy hour at Camp David in Brooklyn on Thursday, Los Angeles-based fashion illustrator Jeanette Getrost discussed how the medium is coming back to life.
About 20 will be at the NYFW event at Spring and the crowd will be considerably livelier at Camp David, the co-working space for creatives started by Milk Studios’ Mazdack Rassi and Erez Shternlich. Getrost chalked up the renewed interest in fashion illustration to social media giving artists a platform to get their work out. In addition, “People get a little tired of new media and have this yearning for the past and they want things to be handmade. You can see the same Instagram posts on a daily basis but with artists they are creating something new that you’ve never seen before.”
A few years ago she worked for “Project Runway” one season, sketching the winning looks from each episode for a social media campaign. Next week she will be live sketching at a Ferragamo event in Los Angeles. Getrost, whose work can be found on Absolut Art, also has a line of phone cases coming out with Fifth & Ninth, and she recently

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Welsh Assembly announces e-voting plans

The Welsh Government has proposed pilots exploring the use of electronic voting in local elections and by-elections.
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Porn giant denies plans to snoop on UK viewers

MindGeek, the biggest internet pornography company in the world has told Sky News it will not snoop on the sexual preferences of 25 million people in the UK under new age verification laws.
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James Franco Is Calling Exes, Plans to Attend SAG Awards in Wake of Accusations

James Franco is digging into his past in the wake of allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior.

“James has been reaching out to former girlfriends for the past month asking about his behavior,” a source tells PEOPLE. “He’s known this was coming and was trying to get ahead of the story.”

Following news of the allegations, Franco, 39, took a step back from the spotlight — even skipping the Critics Choice Awards last week where he won the Best Actor honor for his role in The Disaster Artist.

But despite being a no-show, Franco is still set to attend the Screen Actors Guild Awards this weekend, where he is nominated for Best Actor.

“There is no reason to believe that he won’t be there,” says a source close to Franco.

During a recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, the actor addressed the sexual harassment allegations issued by a number of women on Twitter after wearing a Time’s Up pin at the Golden Globe Awards.

“There are people that need to be heard,” the actor told Meyers. “I have my own side of this story, but I believe in these people that have been underrepresented getting their stories out enough that I will hold back things that I could say, just because I believe in it that much,” he said. “So if I have to take a knock because I’m not going to try and actively refute things, then I will, because I believe in it that much.”

In an article published in the Los Angeles Times on Jan. 11, five women accused the actor of abusing his power as an acting teacher and mentor in a sexually exploitative manner. In it, two students claimed the actor would often become angry on set when they would refuse to film topless while another former acting student at the film school Franco founded said he once removed safety guards while filming an oral sex scene on the set of the 2015 film The Long Home.

Additionally, actress Violet Paley recounted her previous social media claims that Franco exposed himself and tried to pressure her into oral sex. Though she said they had a consensual relationship, Paley said: “that time wasn’t consensual.” She also alleged that he told her friend to meet him in a hotel when the friend was 17.

Franco’s attorney, Michael Plonsker, denied each of the women’s allegations, and cited Franco’s comments on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday as his formal denial.

“Look, in my life I pride myself on taking responsibility for things that I have done,” Franco told Colbert. “I have to do that to maintain my well being. The things that I heard that were on Twitter are not accurate. But I completely support people coming out and being able to have a voice because they didn’t have a voice for so long. So I don’t want to shut them down in any way.”


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Victoria Beckham Gears Up for 10-Year Anniversary, Plans London Show

LONDON — Victoria Beckham plans to mark her decade in business with a series of events, including a 10th anniversary fashion show during London Fashion Week in September.
The big year will start with a change to the way Beckham shows her collections. The company said fall will be showcased via “intimate presentations” at the James Burden Mansion on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, recalling the early appointments Beckham held in New York for the then-fledgling business.
The show will take place during London Fashion Week in September, which runs from the 14th to the 18th of the month. The company said it plans to mark the anniversary with other initiatives throughout the year, including special pieces and activations.
The 10-year anniversary comes just months after Victoria Beckham Ltd. brought in NEO Investment Partners, a private investment firm based in London, as a new shareholder.
The 30 million pound investment from NEO has been earmarked to enhance the brand’s digital and physical retail presence, drive growth in core categories and launch into new categories and collaborations. The company also plans to move to new west London premises in the spring.
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CES 2018: Kodak soars on KodakCoin and Bitcoin mining plans

The photo firm Kodak is to create its own crypto-currency and provide a Bitcoin-mining service.
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Craig Green Collaborates With Grenson on Footwear Range, Plans to Expand Into Accessories

LONDON — Craig Green has teamed with the British footwear brand Grenson on a capsule range as he prepares to stride fully into the accessories space later this year.
“The basis of the new collection is molding and creating volume and excess within garments,” Green said. The designer’s theme of molding also informed his footwear design as he aimed to create shoes from metal.
“When we started working on the shoes with Grenson, it was almost the idea of attempting to make the shoes look like toy soldier shoes,” Green said.
Green wasn’t given a brief and had creative freedom to design. He said he enjoyed adding his own twist to the brand’s classic style.
“It was as if you took them out of a mold and you are left with the central ridge on the toe-line — that kind of idea,” Green said. He said he added excess fold flaps to cover the laces, which resulted in a protective and workwear aesthetic that suited the brand’s ethos. Most of his collections are based around, uniform, workwear and functionality.
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The Future of Veronica Mars: Kristen Bell, Rob Thomas on Current Revival Plans (That Almost Happened!)

Veronica Mars, Kristen BellIt’s been 13 years since Veronica Mars burst onto TV screens and introduced audiences to Kristen Bell. The show ran for three seasons across UPN and The CW until 2007, but cancellation…

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Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.
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Facebook Plans to Let Users Know if They Followed Russian Pages

Facebook plans to tell millions of users who liked or followed any of the 290 Facebook and Instagram pages created by Russian actors that they were ensnared in an alleged misinformation campaign around the U.S. presidential election last year.
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Deadwood: HBO plans film revival for 2018

After years of online pleads and media inquiries, HBO has finally announced plans to reboot one of its most beloved shows.
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Victoria Beckham Partners With Reebok, Plans Collaboration for Next Year

BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM: With her new deal with Reebok, Victoria Beckham is the latest designer to link up with a major athletic brand.
The British-born designer let her 17.6 million Instagram followers know by posting a video of herself wearing the Club C sneakers outside of the company’s new Boston headquarters. She made the most of her first day on the scene, hosting an all-company meeting, touring the office, checking out the brand’s archives and holding initial design and planning meetings.
The choice of Beckham is meant to further Reebok’s message of women’s empowerment, which includes a roster of internationally known personalities like Ariana Grande, Gigi Hadid, Aly Raisman and Teyana Taylor. With four children and a multimillion-dollar business, Beckham would appear to have little time for exercise. Whippet-lean as she is, Beckham has spoken publicly about her daily two-hour morning workouts and healthy diet. Reebok executives undoubtedly approve of that regimen. The fact that Beckham’s designs are meant to relay a sense of strength, confidence and power also met their approval.
Beckham said, “I have always championed instilling confidence in women and Reebok is a brand that has been at the forefront of this same message for decades. To have the

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Melania Trump Plans Return to the White House After Nonstop, Stylish State Visit Throughout Asia

BEHIND THE SEAMS: On the road since Sunday, First Lady Melania Trump will be heading back to the Beltway after numerous official stops in Asia that has highlighted her international style and original brand of diplomacy.
Following what is expected to be a morning arrival at the Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska, the First Lady plans to participate in a Month of Military celebration. Afterwards, she is expected to return to Washington, D.C., while the President continues his trip to Vietnam and the Philippines in keeping with their plans. Nearly 10 months into the Trump administration, the First Lady has proved to be a goodwill ambassador of sorts especially overseas.
Knowing the inevitable who-is-she-wearing question would punctuate every photo-op, the First Lady gave a lot of thought to each of the 18 pieces she wore with the help of designer and stylist Hervé Pierre. Although he designed the leather pencil skirt she paired with a boldly striped and belted Fendi coat when Air Force One touched down in Tokyo, Pierre pulled together an assortment of designer labels. The former creative director at Carolina Herrera has become a confidante of Trump’s.
Starting the journey off with a blue Pucci coat for the First Couple’s

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Vodafone plans UK fibre broadband roll-out

The project will see gigabit speed cables reaching up to five million properties across the UK by 2025.
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Alice McCall Sets International Expansion Plans

NEW IN: Alice McCall, the Australian label known for its ultrafeminine dresses and playsuits, is looking to put itself on the international map.
McCall, a former stylist who founded the label in 2004, said partnering with Net-a-porter was the most obvious step in spearheading her brand’s expansion strategy.
McCall has also been working on creating a pricing structure and addressing seasonality requirements, with a particular focus on the U.K.
Net’s buying team said it was drawn to the femininity of the brand, and bought heavily into dresses, particularly occasionwear such as silk-organza gowns and floral dresses.
Prices vary from 220 pounds to 620 pounds, an accessible price point that’s aligned with Net’s strategy to introduce more contemporary labels to the mix.
The retailer also said it’s working with McCall on an exclusive capsule, set to launch in April.
In addition to the Net tie-in, McCall said she will continue to look for the right global partners to further expand the brand’s distribution. She said she’s currently in talks with a number of department stores and in the long term will also look to expand the brand’s international retail footprint with London being a key location.
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Japan’s SoftBank Plans Second Giant Tech Fund

SoftBank Group Corp., which runs what is already the world’s biggest technology investment fund, is planning to create a second fund that could be even larger, according to people close to the Japanese telecommunications and investment giant.
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New GE Chief Slashes Forecasts, Plans to Exit $20 Billion in Businesses

GE’s quarterly earnings fell as it incurred hefty restructuring charges during CEO John Flannery’s first official quarter at the helm, and the new CEO pledged to exit more than $ 20 billion of the company’s businesses.
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Samsung’s Leadership Crisis Deepens as CEO Plans Exit

The head of Samsung’s components business, in a surprise move, announced plans to resign, acknowledging that the firm faces an “unprecedented crisis” and is struggling to find new growth prospects.
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Kardashian Plans a Sexy Surprise for Her Man

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Whitney Museum Unveils Plans for David Hammons Artwork in the Hudson

The proposed sculpture — 373 feet long, 50 feet tall — would be along Gansevoort Peninsula in Hudson River Park. The design evokes the original shed on Pier 52.
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Google Plans to Help News Publishers Increase Subscriptions

Google is rolling out a package of policies and services to help news publishers increase subscriptions, a move likely to warm its icy relationship with some of the biggest critics of its power over the internet.
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Facebook Abandons Plans to Change Share Structure, Avoiding Lawsuit

Facebook abruptly abandoned a plan to change its stock structure that would have given Mark Zuckerberg more control, the latest in a string of reversals by the social-media giant as it fends off controversies on several fronts.
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Facebook Abandons Plans to Change Share Structure, Avoiding Lawsuit

Facebook abruptly abandoned a plan to change its stock structure that would have given Mark Zuckerberg more control, the latest in a string of reversals by the social-media giant as it fends off controversies on several fronts.
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America’s Got Talent Winner Darci Lynne Farmer Has Big (And Cute) Plans for Her Prize Money

America's Got Talent, Darci Lynne FarmerAmerica’s Got Talent has a new pint-sized winner. Darci Lynne Farmer, the 12-year-old singing ventriloquist was crowned champion of AGT season 12 and yes, she’s still…

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Disney plans to take on Netflix and Amazon

Disney has announced plans to end its deals with streaming giants Netflix and Amazon and launch its own rival service.
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Apple Plans to Release Watch With Wireless Functionality

Apple Inc. is planning to introduce a smartwatch this year capable of connecting to cellular networks marking the first step in liberating the device and possibly consumers from their iPhone dependency.
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Robert B. Martin Jr. Plans Unconventional SAG-AFTRA Presidency Campaign

Robert B. Martin, Jr., is running for the SAG-AFTRA presidency in an unusual campaign — no endorsements, no fundraising, no attacks on other candidates, and no position on the contract ratification. His most notable roles were as the first teenager to be “call blocked” in a national ad campaign and as Billy Hillbilly in 1999’s… Read more »

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Expert stargazers offer travel tips on how best to see next month’s solar eclipse.
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Amazon Plans Job Fair for 50,000 Positions

The event, scheduled for Aug. 2, comes as Amazon.com is jockeying with other logistics companies for the same pool of workers ahead of the holiday-shopping season.
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NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments

The proposals are criticised for “disproportionately affecting” poorer families.
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"Property Brothers" Have "Extreme" Wedding Plans

Drew Scott's wedding to Linda Phan is fast approaching, and the TV star and brother Jonathan have big ideas for the big day! Get the scoop.
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Tesla Plans Giant Lithium-Battery System in Australia

Elon Musk has agreed to build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery system in Australia, a project he hopes will show how the technology can help solve energy problems.
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Facebook plans 1,500 new homes in Silicon Valley

Facebook has announced plans to build 1,500 new homes in California, in an attempt to address a severe housing shortage causing tension between Silicon Valley and local communities.

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Arlene Phillips plans dance gala in aid of Grenfell Fire victims

The former Strictly Come Dancing judge hopes the 30 July event can “maybe make a small difference”.
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Scott Lipps on Plans to Open Digital-Focused Los Angeles Agency

One Management founder Scott Lipps has set his sights on Los Angeles, having relocated to the West Coast to open a new company called Lipps.
Lipps, who has kept a stake in One Management, has been staffing up the digitally focused agency, which will represent models, celebrities and influencers and offer brand consulting and content development.
Describing the initiative as a hybrid company, Lipps said the talent list consists of 25 people. He also has been staffing up his own team, which will have office space in the Dream Hotel in Los Angeles. His new recruits include Anahid Krile, who spent the last 17 years as director of L.A. Models, and one of her former colleagues Monna Lee, who is now Krile’s second-in-command at Lipps L.A. Mike Eland, former director of scouting at Wilhelmina Models, is also new to the team. Steven Baillie is on board as creative director.
“If you look at the fashion business now as opposed to when I started One almost 16 years ago, it’s shifted in incredible ways. It’s really important to me to do something that is an agency for the future,” he said. “A lot of the talent agencies in L.A. like CAA do a lot

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Sycamore Plans to Split Staples Into Three

Sycamore Partners intends to split Staples Inc. into three to help fund its $ 6.9 billion purchase of the office-supply seller, in another sign of the challenges facing the retail industry.
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Japan plans to put man on the Moon by 2030

Japan has announced plans to send an astronaut to the Moon by 2030, as part of a new strategy for space travel in the country.
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Facebook reveals plans to tackle online extremism

Facebook has revealed plans to tackle extremism by educating charities and other organisations on countering hate speech.
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Monique Lhuillier Plans Paris Show for Guests at Hôtel d’Évreux

PARIS IS CALLING: Add Monique Lhuillier to the list of American designers who has set her sights on Paris.
Following in the footsteps of Proenza Schouler and Rodarte who are Paris-bound next month, she will be showing her spring collection on July 3 at Hôtel d’Évreux with an 11:30 a.m. start time. There will be 275 guests, a more intimate group than the crowds of 750 that are invited to her New York Fashion Week shows. “It will be like sharing the magic in a different platform,” she said. “It will be my ready-to-wear but slightly elevated and more intricate.”
In November, the designer and her business partner husband Tom Bugbee decided the time was right to show the collection somewhere where they never had before. “Paris has always been a place that I hold very dear to my heart and it’s the fashion capital of the world. It’s also a great gateway to reach out to the Asian market and the European market,” she said.
Tricky as it can be dealing with the distance, the logistics and new production teams, Lhuillier said she is already accustomed to similar challenges since her Los Angeles-based team must be flown to New York for fashion

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A Dodgers affiliate deleted a tasteless promotion that objectifies women titled “Hourglass Appreciation Night.”



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FCD Founder Simon Collins Plans to Take Concept to China With Trends Media Group’s Su Mang

ROAD SHOW: With this year’s installment of Fashion Culture Design two weeks away, founder Simon Collins is planning to take the concept to Beijing in late October or early November.
Partnering with Su Mang, president and chief executive officer of Trends Media Group, Collins said, “The way I’m looking at it is a cross between the Met Gala and TED. We’ll be bringing in a huge amount of the leading voices and faces in Chinese fashion and culture, and taking a great number of people over from the West to be part of our conversation. The way we run our conversations is very much as a think tank so it’s going to be a new experience.”
Still ironing out whether it will be a two- or three-day event, as well as the location, Collins said he was very conscious about making it “of China.” With 500 to 1,000 the target number for the China edition, Collins said the mission there is to share information. “I want people in there who are going to do something with the information,” he said. “We want to take the questions that we’re posing at FCD in New York, figure out how relevant they are to China

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Matteo Marzotto Reveals Plans for VicenzaOro

MILAN — Matteo Marzotto revealed plans for the upcoming VicenzaOro trade show to be held in September on the occasion of a talk at fashion school Istituto Marangoni.
Marzotto explained sustainability will be the key theme of the fair’s next appointment recalling that “We are the most appropriate subject when it comes to sustainability, [VicenzaOro is] the only tradeshow institution to have signed a formal agreement with ECOSOC — United Nations Economic and Social Council — for Corporate Social Responsibility, which means we are committed to the traceability of raw materials and a slave-labor free environment.”
Referencing the commitment of Carlo Capasa — president of the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana — to value sustainability for the September edition of Milan Fashion Week, Marzotto explained that plans for the fall edition of VicenzaOro aim to “point toward a subject [sustainability] that is crucial yet totally established for us,” adding that the post-vacation edition “is a little bit smaller than the January one, but it’s as important.”
The VicenzaOro September edition will feature a designer room “to keep investing in young talents,” said Marzotto, who is vice president of the Italian Exhibition Group that controls the show. It will also hold the second edition of the

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Bikram NYC Plans Re-branding, Renovations and More Yogawear

IT’S A STRETCH: Sometimes timing just works out. Bikram NYC, the yoga-based boutique fitness operation, was already in the midst of a major re-branding plan when an arrest warrant was issued for Bikram Choudhury.
Over the years Choudhury, the creator of hot yoga, has faced multiple sexual assault allegations.
Bikram NYC is not franchised in any way with Choudhury, nor has it ever been, according to co-owner Jen Lobo, a former IMG spokeswoman. “The way that the Bikram yoga world works is that we’re not a franchise. It’s just an affiliation so there is never any money exchanged with headquarters of Bikram Choudhury. In that sense, we’ve been on our own for 18 years now,” she said. “It was never the case that money from Bikram NYC was going to Bikram. We’ve never had to pay them a penny in 18 years, which probably wasn’t good business on his behalf because if he had set it up correctly at the beginning, it might have been a different scenario financially.”
Bikram NYC’s re-branding is expected to be revealed by July 1. In October, Lobo and her business partner Donna Rubin started working with a Chicago company to re-brand Bikram NYC to better reflect the wide curriculum

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Anthem Ends Cigna Pursuit, Plans to Seek Damages

Anthem Inc. said it would finally give up on its ill-starred deal for Cigna Corp., setting the stage for a rancorous court battle between the companies over billions in potential damages.
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If Elon Musk Follows Through on These Plans, Transportation Will Never Be the Same

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Elie Saab Plans Three-Day ‘Maison’ for Brides, Monique Lhuillier Teams With Essie

FRIENDS OF THE BRIDE: Spring is prime time for weddings and this month designers seem more enthusiastic about the bridal season, too.
Christian Siriano Bridal launched the biannual event with showroom appointments on April 13. Other well-known names will be back with runway shows, including Reem Acra, who will stage a 10th anniversary show at Tiffany & Co.’s Fifth Avenue flagship today. The designer will also present gowns inspired by the Tiffany style and glamour.
Peter Langner is also celebrating a milestone — the company’s 25th anniversary — at the Hudson Mercantile Annex 38. Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia will present their first bridal collection for Oscar de la Renta at the Morgan Library & Museum on Friday morning. Later that day Monique Lhuillier will be staging her show at L’Oreal’s Hudson Yards address. Models on the designer’s runway will also be showing off the new essie Gel Couture Bridal Beauty Collection by Lhuillier.
Another highlight in the lineup Friday night will be Carolina Herrera’s show, on which Wes Gordon consulted. Viktor & Rolf Mariage is a newcomer to the roster, as is Berta, which will debut at The Plaza April 21, and Randy Fenoli at Kleinfeld the night before. Other newcomers include

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Trump’s Trade Plans Spell Uncertainty for Mexican Port

Latin America’s most technologically advanced shipping terminal opened early this month with great fanfare. But the ambitious project faces an uncertain future as U.S. President Trump weighs new trade barriers.
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‘The Good Fight’ Finale: Robert & Michelle King Talk Law, Disorder and Plans for Season 2 (SPOILERS)

“There’s a whole lot of people who want to see this country fail, Diane,” Adrian Boseman tells Diane Lockhart in the season finale of “The Good Fight.” Spoiler alert: Do not read until you’ve watch the season finale of “The Good Fight,” titled “Chaos.” The spinoff of “The Good Wife” concludes its first season with… Read more »

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Internet Firms to Oppose GOP Plans to Roll Back Net-Neutrality Rules

Big internet firms on Tuesday told federal regulators that they would oppose Republicans’ plans to roll back net Obama-era neutrality rules, adding to signs of a looming political clash.
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FCC Chief Develops Plans to Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

Ajit Pai laid out his preliminary plans in a meeting with trade associations, according to several people familiar with the matter.
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Rocket League Dev on Game’s Growth, Future Plans

One of the biggest challenges facing Rocket League developer Psyonix, according to the studio’s Vice President Jeremy Dunham, is keeping up with the pace of the game’s rapid growth.

“It’s sort of a race, to grow the company at a rate somewhat comparable to how fast the game is growing,” Dunham said while speaking to IGN about the game past success and future, including its potential for coming to the Nintendo Switch.

“It’s been both flattering and a whole bunch of work because every time we think we’ve hit some sort of plateau or maybe the game is settling down, our community shows us, no, it’s not even close yet,” he explained. According to Dunham, Rocket League set records for both the most games played and most players in a single month in December 2016. That most players in a month record was then broken in January — then again in February.

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Jussara Lee Plans ‘Hand Me Up’ Pop-Up Thrift Store at Her West Village Boutique On April 22

NEW YORK – Always asking herself how to conserve natural resources and raw materials to spare the environment, Jussara Lee will unveil a “Hand Me Up” pop-up thrift store next month.
After reading that the average American doesn’t wear 75 percent of what’s in his or her closet, Lee decided unused clothing would be the resource for the April 22 shop at her Bedford Street boutique. An assortment of gently-used designer labels and brands (none of which are her own) that she has repurposed will be sold. To keep things manageable, two of Lee’s clients will each bring about 50 to resell. “I’m trying to keep things at bay because we have a small operation and a small studio,” she said. “I have a lineup of clients and as soon as I start talking about it, they say, ‘Oh my God, please come to my closet.’”
Trying to attract younger shoppers, Lee said that everything will be sold for under $ 250 and most of the items will have double-digit price tags. Making the point that even a $ 250 item would “have to be some amazing item like Commes des Garçons“ to deserve such a price, Lee said, “The idea is really to

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Ofcom plans instant payback for broadband woes

Landline and broadband customers who suffer poor service could get automatic payouts under Ofcom plans.
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Google’s Waze Plans Expansion of Ride-Sharing Service

Google is planning to dramatically expand a carpool service on its popular navigation app Waze, setting the tech giant on a collision course with the ride-sharing industry.
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Dubai announces passenger drone plans

The drone can carry a person and a small suitcase, and flies at up to 100 miles per hour.
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Rolls-Royce plans crewless ships by 2020

Rolls-Royce is planning to release the first of its fleet of crewless ships by 2020.
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Samantha Bee Plans A Trump Roast On Night Of White House Correspondents’ Dinner

As journalists mentally prepare themselves for a night of mingling and small talk with the Trump administration at the upcoming White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, “Full Frontal” host Samantha Bee has something else in mind.

According to The New York Times, Bee is planning a counter-event, also in Washington, at which like-minded comedians can make all the jokes about Donald Trump they want to. Bee’s gala ― “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner” ― is to take place on April 29, the same night as the annual White House event.

“We’re not trying to supersede it,” Bee told The NY Times. “We just want to be there in case something happens — or doesn’t happen — and ensure that we get to properly roast the president.”

The idea to stage the event came to Bee and her producers after Trump’s election. Bee explained that they were wondering whether the event would be different under a Trump presidency, or if it would happen at all, given the president’s rocky relationship with the press

“And then we thought, Why don’t we just do one, just to do it in the way that we would want it done if we were hosting it?” she said. 

Details about Bee’s event are still being ironed out, but according to the Times, there’s a good chance we’ll get to see all the action play out in some form on TBS, the network that airs “Full Frontal.” The late-night host also said that proceeds from her dinner will be donated to the Committee to Protect Journalists. 

Since Trump’s election, Bee has not held back her criticisms of the former “Apprentice” host. She picked apart the president’s inauguration, did a deep dive into his “massive voter fraud” lie, ripped apart his transition and even united with Glenn Beck to fight “Trumpism.” 

It doesn’t look like she’s backing down anytime soon. 

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Brazil’s Fabiana Milazzo Plans U.S. Debut With Melrose Place Store

Brazilian designer Fabiana Milazzo is introducing her blend of handcrafted femininity and responsible entrepreneurship to the U.S. market via her new store in Los Angeles.
Known for her designs that are enhanced by artisanal embroidery, macramé, crochet and beading, she flips the script for what is considered formal and casual. A black gown has a relaxed feel with netlike sleeves and corded rope framing a high slit, whereas a sweatshirt stitched from two different shades of blue sparkles with intricately sewn beads on the front.
“I like to mix elements,” she said through an interpreter, her husband Eduardo Carvalho. “I make the party dresses less formal and enrich the casualwear.”
Readying to unveil her first Stateside sales point on Feb. 22 in a 1,300-square-foot space on Melrose Place as the recession in her country deepens, Milazzo hopes the U.S. grows to become the biggest market for her $ 5 million company. She is a seasoned designer in Brazil, having opened two stores and presented her collections at São Paulo Fashion Week since starting her namesake business in 2000. From the southeastern city of Uberlândia, Brazil, which serves as her base for design and manufacturing, she also sells to 90 retailers within the country as

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This Is Us’ Big Plans: “Darkness” and More About Jack’s Death Ahead

This Is UsHave you stopped crying your tears of joy and pain brought on by the Tuesday, Jan. 24 episode of This Is Us? No? Neither have we, but sorry to do this to you, but here come some more…

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Patients in England may face delays getting new drugs or go without them under NHS cost-cutting plans.
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Apple Sets Its Sights on Hollywood With Plans for Original Content

Apple is planning to build a significant new business in original television shows and movies, a move that could make it a bigger player in Hollywood and offset slowing sales of iPhones and iPads.
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TCM Plans 24-Hour Debbie Reynolds Marathon in 2017

Debbie Reynolds, Singing In The RainDebbie Reynolds is getting her due.
Turner Classic Movies is joining networks like ABC and Logo by celebrating the career highlights of the acting legend, announcing a full 24 hours of…

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People Are Tweeting Their Holiday Survival Plans, And They’re Hilarious

Worried about how you’ll survive the holidays? Rest assured, these Twitter users have your back.

Acknowledging that the holiday season can be a tense time, they’ve been busy sharing their coping strategies via the #MyHolidaySurvivalPlan hashtag.

From just smiling and nodding to avoiding eye contact and any mention of politics, these often amusing tips may just help you get through the next couple of weeks.

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Apple Supplier Foxconn Plans Expansion in U.S.

Foxconn, which manufactures Apple’s iPhone and other products, is in talks to expand in the U.S., though the size and scope of any investment hasn’t been determined.
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Indochino Adds Staff, Plans More Store Openings

Indochino, a made-to-measure men’s suit company, has beefed up its staff as it prepares to add to its retail presence next year.
The Vancouver-based company has hired Clay Haeber, formerly of Kit and Ace and Lululemon, as chief operating officer. Morgan Whitney, another alumni of Lululemon, has joined as vice president of finance; Joseph Ford, who has worked at the Gap, Aritzia and Louis Vuitton, has been named director of global supply chain operations; and Aly Habib, formerly with Shaw Communications, has been named director of customer service.
At the same time, the company said it will expand its presence in North America by opening additional showrooms in 2017 where online sales show the greatest demand as well as in existing markets to support the showrooms that are already open.
Indochino currently has retail showrooms in New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver.
The company did not specify the number of stores, specific locations or time frame but did say that the strategy it employed this year — to open showrooms in a cluster in the Toronto area as well as in key shopping malls in Canada — has proven successful.
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Italian Exhibition Group Plans Tourism Fair for Chengdu

Italy is stepping up its game in the increasingly competitive sport of luring cash-rich Chinese tourists away from other destinations. The newly formed trade show operator Italian Exhibition Group- an organization that counts Matteo Marzotto as part of its management team- said Monday it is launching a new business-to-business trade show called Travel Trade Market in Chengdu.
The new show, which will run Oct. 24 to 26 next year is the fruit of a joint venture between Italian Exhibition Group and Chengdu-based trade show operator Vision Fair China. CTA China Tourism Academy, a Chinese government entity that promotes tourism, is also a partner in the initiative. Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, two regional trade fair operators, merged to form Italian Exhibition Group in October.
The new fair expects to host some 600 exhibitors, including tour operators, airlines, cruise lines, tour bus companies and hotel groups. A section of the fair will be dedicated to start-up tourism companies in China. Marzotto, vice president of Italian Exhibition Group, made the announcement about the event on Monday in Beijing at the Italian Embassy.
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Facebook fake news: Zuckerberg details plans to combat problem

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg outlines plans for how he hopes to combat fake news on the site.
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How Facebook Plans to Fight Fake News

Mark Zuckerberg outlined several steps Facebook is testing to fight misinformation, an acknowledgment that the social network could be doing more to avoid its proliferation.
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Google plans to punish sites posting fake news

Google has said it is working on a new policy to restrict lucrative adverts from being placed on fake news websites.
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CFDA Plans Second Jewelry Design Showcase

DISPLAY CASE: The Council of Fashion Designers of America will hold a second iteration of its CFDA Jewelry Showcase at its New York City headquarters on Oct. 26. The showcase, comprised of 17 CFDA-member labels, will act as a group press day for participants. The CFDA held its first jewelry showcase in October 2013, and has revisited the idea after an outpouring of interest from jewelry design members.
“It helped each of the participants be in front of editors that they might not have been otherwise be in front of. The power of a group is stronger than the power of one — it’s about creating a collective force,” CFDA chief executive officer Steven Kolb said of the outcome of the 2013 showcase.
Of the CFDA’s approximately 500 member labels, some 79 are jewelry designers.
Kolb said of the organization’s showcase concept: “It’s to really put a spotlight on jewelry designers; women’s fashion week is always a big deal and  gives lot of attention to women’s designers. We launched men’s fashion week this past summer and that put a significant spotlight on men’s, so it seemed natural…to categorize other segments of membership.”
This same idea will soon extend to realms outside jewelry as well.

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Kanye’s Decision to Show Disrupts Designers’ Plans

Kanye West’s show, a last-minute addition to New York Fashion Week on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at noon, is causing headaches for at least one fashion designer. Anne Bowen, who planned to launch her new streetwear collection, Nomad VII by Anne Bowen, at the exact same time, is up in arms and scrambling to reschedule.
Another headache: Naeem Khan is also scheduled to show in Kayne’s new time slot.
Bowen told WWD: “We have been prepping for a year for this at considerable financial, labor and commitment cost to our company. Our show date has been scheduled for months and has been on the Fashion Calendar for weeks. We went through all the proper channels to make this a reality. And just yesterday we learned that Kanye West is having a show at the same time on the same date as ours.”
“Kanye knows he is a media sensation and it is just not ethical to do this. It’s like we are David and he is Goliath. We have put our heart and soul into our show, and should not be stepped on like this,” continued Bowen.
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Calvin Klein Turns Up at Moncler Event, Highlights His Plans for a Book

CALVIN IN DEVELOPMENT: Latecomers to Moncler’s “Art For Love” dinner Thursday night at the New York Public Library missed Calvin Klein giving the exhibition his full attention.
Curious about Fabien Baron’s curation of the exhibition and how he wrangled the 32 featured photographers, Klein wanted to see for himself. Baron, whom Klein first worked with in the early Nineties, was one of several of his go-to photographers who mingled nearby. “It’s so well-done.” Klein said.
Another emissary of his past, Richard Avedon’s grandson Michael took a moment for a quick hello, telling Klein how he was recently looking at some of the work the designer had done with the prized photographer. And apparently so has Klein, who is in the early stages of a new book.
“I’ve been going through thousands of images that ran in advertising or that didn’t run. There are these amazing photographs that I think would be interesting to see, especially now because people don’t do that so much any more.” said Klein, noting how social media has cut short the long-form advertising he once favored. “I used to do 27-page campaigns. When I did a Vanity Fair outsert, I think it was 99 pages or something. I mean,

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Used – Give direction to your wedding plans with this collection of ingenious themes– whimsical or traditional, glamorous or low key, sentimental or upbeat– designed to create lasting memories. Dreaming of a wedding with all the trimmings? Turn to the “Traditionally Yours”, “Banquet Room”, and “Formal Evening” themes for help to plan the perfect wedding. Puzzled about gifts for your attendants? You’ll be sure to find a solution, exactly suited to your wedding and attendants, in the “Attendan

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101 Muscle-Building Workouts & Nutrition Plans

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How Sheryl Lee Ralph Plans To Make More People Aware Of Their HIV Status

Saturday marks the 20th Anniversary of National HIV Testing Day and legendary actress Sheryl Lee Ralph is helping to raise awareness by encouraging Americans to get tested.

Ralph’s commitment to the cause prompted the 1990 launch of her nonprofit, Divinely Inspired Victoriously Aware (D.I.V.A.) Foundation, which works to lower the infection rates of HIV/AIDS through testing, erase stigma and develop programs to combat the disease.

During an interview with The Huffington Post, Ralph explained the importance — especially within the black community — of knowing one’s status.

“Knowing what is going on in your body is some of the best information you can ever have. But the whole idea behind testing, it’s not just limited to just HIV and AIDS, when it comes to black people there is one thing they do not know, they don’t know their status,” she said.

“They don’t know their numbers around diabetes, they don’t know their numbers around cholesterol, they don’t know their numbers around high blood pressure. So we are really, really stressing that people know exactly who they are when it comes to HIV and AIDS and get tested.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and almost 14 percent don’t even know they have it. The black community is disproportionately affected — black people make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, but in 2010, they accounted for approximately 44 percent of new infections.

Although Ralph’s foundation focuses specifically on women and children, the “Dreamgirls” star said her initiative isn’t limited to them.

“You don’t just help some and not others. That’s what got us to this position to begin with,” she said. “Folks didn’t want to help gay people when it was considered a gay health crisis. Folks were very, very slow to come to help when it became an issue for people of color.”

“This disease doesn’t care what color you are, it doesn’t care what race you are. It doesn’t care about your gender.”

In addition to the D.I.V.A. Foundation’s mission rid the stigma of testing, the actress-singer is also celebrating the 25th anniversary of her annual DIVAS Simply Singing benefit concert with two special events taking place in Philadelphia in August and in Los Angeles in October.

For more info on National HIV Testing Day, including service locations, head here.

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Your Summer Plans Are Destroying Your Jewelry

If accessorizing with jewelry at the beach is your thing, rock on. Just know there’s a responsibility that comes along with wearing bracelets, earrings, and necklaces by the water—cleaning them afterward, pronto. “Chemical or mineral residue from chlorine or salt water will remain on the jewelry’s surface and continue to damage it,” Kelsey Perry, Co-Chief Executive Officer of jewelry brand Silpada explained. “It can lead to tarnishing and corrosion of the finish, but can also break down functioning components such as clasps, connection rings, and stone settings.”

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Rihanna, a pro at accessorizing her bikini with jewelry.

Removing your jewelry before diving in is ideal. Water alone will accelerate tarnishing, but when you add in salt or chlorine the possibility of discoloration, bleaching, and messed-up finishes becomes a danger.

“We recommend washing immediately after exposure and before extended storage,” Perry said, describing a mix of water and mild soap as the best combo (use whatever you have around, be it hand soap or body wash). “Making sure the item is completely rinsed and dried is just as important as the actual cleaning too.” Metal’s not the only material to keep off the beach either—woven leather pieces can start to peel, dry out, and turn funky colors after being introduced to water. “Don’t wear those pieces in water,” insisted Ryane Delka, Perry’s co-CEO. “Keep leather dry at all times and clean with a soft, damp cloth or specially formulated leather cleaner.”

Already made sure to remove all pieces before hopping in the water? You’re not off the hook yet.

“The chemicals in sunscreen and the salt content of sweat act very similar to pool and ocean water, accelerating the rate of tarnishing and corrosion,” Delka told us. “Sand can act as an abrasive to metal, leather, and stones, while sun exposure can fade components, soften adhesives, and discolor metal.” The key takeaway? Before you head out for any sort of fun in the summer sun, be it a day at the beach or a game of tennis, remove your jewelry.

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Tabata Workout Handbook: Achieve Maximum Fitness With Over 100 High Intensity Interval Training Workout Plans

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QB Winston plans on not attending draft

Jameis Winston, who is widely projected to be selected with the No. 1 overall pick, does not plan to attend the 2015 NFL draft as he currently prefers to spend that day with family and friends in Alabama, his father told ESPN.com on Monday.
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The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached an agreement with free agent tight end Julius Thomas and he is expected to sign a contract with the team on Tuesday, according to a league source.
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Mathew Knowles Discusses Plans For A Destiny’s Child Biopic

Last month’s string of Sony emails that were leaked by hackers brought controversy and unveiled private emails that were made all too public.

Among the once-confidential details the security breach highlighted was a proposed Destiny’s Child biopic presented by the group’s manager, Mathew Knowles. Shortly after the revelation made headlines on the web, the music mogul spoke about the project during an interview with the Wall Street Journal and said he would “absolutely” love to see it happen.

“Destiny’s Child, as you know, is the number one selling female group in the history of music. And their story, which starts at 9, 10-years-old in Houston, is really a story that really engages you,” Knowles explained to Wall Street Journal reporter, Lee Hawkins.

“It talks about their challenges, their successes, their failures. It talks about the death of my partner Ann Tillman. And it also talks about, which I think is one of the great aspects of a Destiny’s Child movie or a play, is the empowerment of the songs and the empowerment that Destiny’s Child has given to women.”

Beyonce’s father, who in the past has publicly expressed future plans of a Destiny’s Child reunion tour, went on to add his current relationship with the group and whether or not they officially “broke up.”

“Most people don’t know that I still officially manage Destiny’s Child. And Destiny’s Child people sometimes use the word ‘broke up.’ Destiny’s Child has never broken up officially,” he clarified. “So don’t be surprised if one day there’s a new record and a tour because the group has never officially broke up.”

“There was a strategy years ago that we had that Destiny’s Child would put out an album, and each one of the ladies would put out their own solo project. And we did that because audience equals sales. Real simple. And the more audience you can build individually, which then becomes collectively Destiny’s Child, the bigger the brand becomes.”

Check out more of Mathew Knowles’ Wall Street Journal interview in the clip above.

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The Complete Practical Encyclopedia of Running, Cycling & Fitness Training: Step by Step Instructions, Training Plans, Nutritional Information and Expert Advice, All Shown in More Than 1,350 Fantastic Photographs and Illustrations

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Sometimes, nothing goes according to plan… Wedding coordinator Eliott doesn’t think his nose-diving career can get much worse. After the wedding disaster of the decade, the last thing he needs is to get involved with his new client. Dylan’s wedding is supposed to be Eliott’s new start, his second chance, but not when it risks everything he’s worked for, everything he thought was right. Dylan never intended to fall for the wedding planner, and despite his `bride’s` encouragement he can’t bring himself to tell Eliott the truth behind their plans. If Eliott knew the real reason they’d approached him, everything would be ruined. But as time goes on and his feelings for Eliott deepen, how long can he keep pretending the wedding is nothing more than convenience? Contains graphic M/M sex.

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Used – Bringing alive Robert Heinlein’s classic novel, and the movies and television series that have followed, Starship Troopers The RPG gives players the opportunity to experience the Bug War at first hand. Players can follow in the footsteps of Jonny Rico and his Mobile Infantry troopers as they face the menace of the Arachnids. Starship Troopers RPG: Floorplans is a lavishly illustrated set of gaming floor plans, allowing players who prefer a firm 3-D image of their role-playing games to acc

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Developing Successful Sport Marketing Plans

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Every corporate giant and small business in the 7 billion sport industry will want to own this book—the first step-by-step manual on designing, writing, and implementing a winning marketing plan. 7The first book of its kind, written by a renowned leader in sport marketing and management. 7Attractive cover and unique topic will stand out in the general business and marketing sections of major bookstores. 7Sequential chapters, sample plans from industry, questions, key terms, and user-friendly format will be useful to everyone from CEOs to interns. The sports industry just keeps growing, representing an ever-greater slice of the global marketplace. One activity that shows up in all sectors of this exciting, complex industry is the development and writing of market plans. Sport adminstrators and managers need more than ever to understand and communicate how to envision, develop, implement and supervise all stages of the marketing plan. Covering the concepts of situational analysis, consumer behavior, target marketing, marketing objectives, strategies and tactics, market segmentation, data-based marketing, implementation and control, Developing Successful Sport Marketing Plans offers sound, industry-proven methods and guides the reader through each stage of a marketing plan. Dr. David K. Stotlar is a renowned name in the field of sport management. He is co-author of Fundamentals of Sport Marketing, used in academic programs throughout the world; additionally, Dr. Stotlar has published over 50 articles in professional journals, and several textbooks and book chapters on sport marketing, fitness, and sport law. Dr. Stotlar is a professor of sport marketing and sport law at the Universityof Northern Colorado, in Greeley, Colorado, where he makes his home. Dr. Stotlar is a well-known sport management consultant to fitness and sport professionals, and a sport law consultant to attorneys and international sport managers. Dr. Stotlar was selected by the USOC as a deleg…

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What Your New Year’s Eve Plans Say About You, As Told By ‘Downton Abbey’

“Downton Abbey” is soon returning to U.S. small screens and if you have friends in the U.K. (or probably just read stuff online), you know there’s an emotionally trying season ahead. As you prepare for that and the rest of 2014, it’s time to reflect on the year and who you’ve become as a person. Here’s what your New Year’s Eve plans say about you, according the upstairs and downstairs folk of our favorite estate.

Your Plans: Surreptitiously writing letters texting the guy you like and hoping he invites you out.

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Lady Edith Crawley
You have googly eyes over pretty much every guy that looks in your direction, but your obsessing very specifically over one right now. You could probably hang out with your mom or something, but you’d rather experience the anguish of communicating in your room alone. He’ll text you! You just know it …

Your Plans: Cocktails at a catered event, but whatever.

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Lady Mary Crawley
You’re the best and you’ll be doing the best for New Year’s, if you must. No one is as beautiful, smart, graceful, elegant or as good as raising their eyebrows as you. You’re always invited to the best New Year’s events and that’s just a fact. But aren’t pigs in a blanket just so nouveau riche?

Your Plans: You told a few people you’d go to their parties, you’ll see what happens though.

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Thomas Barrow
Basically, you’re just a jerk. You told a bunch of “friends” you’d hang out with them, because it was easier than saying no. You really only care about yourself and that usually works out, because you (almost) always get your way. Also, you’re like, really, really good looking.

Your Plans: Chaperoning your friends, who are definitely going to get completely trashed.

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Mrs. Hughes
You are constantly taking care of everyone. Sometimes you get exasperated by everyone expecting you to take care of them, but it can be rewarding at times. Except on New Year’s, that is. New Year’s is going to be a hot mess and you’ll be self-righteously sober the whole time.

Your Plans: Going out to dinner and pretending noisemakers don’t exist.

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The Dowager Countess
What even is this holiday? There are things called noisemakers? No, thank you. You’d prefer not to. You’d be above the whole thing, if you were willing to participate in it’s existence.

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