Men’s Continues to Gain Ground as Sales Increase

LAS VEGAS — Men’s wear represents 40 percent of the global apparel market and continues to grow both in popularity and penetration for most retailers. With that experience as the backdrop, merchants shopping the shows here earlier this week were in upbeat spirits as they scoured the aisles for the latest trend-right product to fuel that men’s wear momentum heading into next year.
Christine Wu, senior trend analyst for the Doneger Group, said the men’s wear market is projected to increase to $ 33 billion in sales by 2020, up 14 percent from $ 29 billion in 2015, the most recent figure available from Euromonitor International. Among the most popular categories are activewear-inspired pieces that offer performance and technology attributes, as well as streetwear, both at the designer and more democratically priced level.
Patty Leto, senior vice president of merchandising for Doneger, said that in order to sustain the strong showing, retailers have to reach men on their own terms and provide a “targeted and more personal approach to the assortment.” This will require a “necessary recalibration” of the business.
But because men’s wear doesn’t move that quickly, that recalibration will boil down to subtle updates of the current trends, notably nostalgia, outdoor lifestyle and

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Amazon, Netflix Gain Ground in Japanese Streaming Market

Amazon nearly doubled its share and Netflix grew strongly in Japan’s streaming market last year as the two global services try to raise their profiles in Asia. dTV from Japanese telco NTT DoCoMo topped the list of SVOD services in Japan in 2017, with a 20.3% share, but that is 3.8 percentage points lower than […]

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Ground Covers Intl. Receive Tribute & Medicine Help By Charles Myrick of ACRX

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http://www.acrx.org -As millions of Americans strive to deal with the economic downturn,loss of jobs,foreclosures,high cost of gas,and the rising cost of prescription drug cost. Charles Myrick ,the President of American Consultants Rx, announced the re-release of the American Consultants Rx community service project which consist of millions of free discount prescription cards being donated to thousands of not for profits,hospitals,schools,churches,etc. in an effort to assist the uninsured,under insured,and seniors deal with the high cost of prescription drugs.

The American Consultants Rx discount prescription cards are to be given free to anyone in need of help curbing the high cost of prescription drugs.

Due to the rising costs, unstable economics, and the mounting cost of prescriptions, American Consultants Rx Inc. (ACRX) a.k.a (ACIRX) an Atlanta based company was born in 2004. The ACRX discount prescription card program was created and over 25 million discount prescription cards were donated to over 18k organizations across the country to be distributed to those in need of prescription assistance free of charge since 2004.

The ACRX cards will offer discounts of name brand drugs of up to 40% off and up to 60% off of generic drugs. They also possess no eligibility requirements, no forms to fill out, or expiration date as well .One card will take care of a whole family. Also note that the ACRX cards will come to your organization already pre-activated .The cards are good at over 50k stores from Walgreen, Wal mart, Eckerd”s, Kmart, Kroger, Publix, and many more. Any one can use these cards but ACRX is focusing on those who are uninsured, underinsured, or on Medicare. The ACRX cards are now in Spanish as well.

American Consultants Rx made arrangements online for the ACRX card to be available at http://www.acrxcards.com where it can also be downloaded. This arrangement has been made to allow organizations an avenue to continue assisting their clients in the community until they receive their orders of the ACRX cards. ACRX made it possible for cards to be requested from online for individuals and organizations free of charge. Request for the ACRX cards can also be made by mailing a request to : ACRX, P.O.Box 161336,Atlanta,GA 30321, faxing a written request to 404-305-9539,or calling the office at 404-767-1072. Please include name (if organization please include organization and contact name),mailing address,designate Spanish or English,amount of cards requested,and telephone number.

American Consultants Rx is working diligently to assist as many people and organizations as possible. It should be noted that while many other organizations and companies place a cost on their money saving cards, American Consultants Rx does not believe a cost should be applied, just to assist our fellow Americans. American Consultants Rx states that it will continue to strive to assist those in need.

This Is Ground Looks to Opportunity in Women’s Market

ORGANIZATION FOR ALL: Downtown Los Angeles accessories firm This Is Ground is looking to broaden its customer base.
The leather tech and travel accessories company, known for its cord taco (a chic way of keeping tech cords and cables neatly stored), is expanding its color palette and product offering in a bid to focus on the women’s market.
“This is Ground has been around for a couple of years now and Mike [Macadaan], the chief executive officer and founder, has really been focused on keeping it unisex, but with that we miss an opportunity for creating handbags that are generally for women,” said women’s creative director Heather Lipner.
The introductory rollout with women’s totals four stockkeeping units and includes a large handbag retailing for $ 695, a tote fit for a laptop ($ 495), travel jewelry case ($ 175) and wallet ($ 195). All are fitted on the inside with pouches, zippers and other features to keep pens, cords, phones, papers and everything else neatly stowed.
“The interior of all products are designed to keep everything uber organized,” Lipner said. “I kept the soul of This Is Ground, but I created a body that was much more feminine.”
This Is Ground is sold in about 50 retailers with its

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Hallowed Ground

Hallowed Ground


[I]n a larger sense, we can not dedicate-we can not consecrate-we can not hallow-this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our power to add or detract.”-President Abraham LincolnJames M. McPherson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, and arguably the finest Civil War historian in the world, walks us through the site of the bloodiest and perhaps most consequential battle ever fought by Americans. The events that occurred at Gettysburg are etched into our collective memory, as they served to change the course of the Civil War and with it the course of history. More than any other place in the United States, Gettysburg is indeed hallowed ground. It’s no surprise that it is one of the nation’s most visited sites (nearly two million annual visitors), attracting tourists, military buffs, and students of American history. McPherson, who has led countless tours of Gettysburg over the years, makes stops at Seminary Ridge, the Peach Orchard, Cemetery Hill, and Little Round Top, among other key locations. He reflects on the meaning of the battle, describes the events of those terrible three days in July 1863, and places the struggle in the greater context of American and world history. Along the way, he intersperses stories of his own encounters with the place over several decades, as well as debunking several popular myths about the battle itself. What brought those 165,000 soldiers-75,000 Confederate, 90,000 Union-to Gettysburg? Why did they lock themselves in such a death grip across these once bucolic fields until 11,000 of them were killed or mortally wounded, another 29,000 were wounded and survived, and about 10,000 were “missing”-mostly captured? What was accomplished by all of this carnage? Join James M. McPherson on a walk across this hallowed ground as he be encompasses the depth of meaning and historical impact of a place that helped define the nation’s character. From the Hardcover editio

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Guest Dynaplate Sintered Bronze Ground Plates Dynaplate, 6″ X 2″ 1/2″, Bonding Use

Guest Dynaplate Sintered Bronze Ground Plates Dynaplate, 6″ X 2″ 1/2″, Bonding Use


Guest Dynaplate Sintered Bronze Ground Plates Dynaplate, 6″ X 2″ 1/2″, Bonding Use . Bronze grounding plates replace yards of copper foilLooks like a solid bronze plate, but actually a porous matrix of bronze spheres, presenting the same effective electrical surface as a much larger expanse of copper foil. Use as electronic ground for SSBs, Lorans and ham transceivers, or as a ground reference in bonding systems. Includes gold-plated bronze flathead fasteners and silver contact paste for superior conductivity. Plates have tapered ends and rounded edges for reduced turbulence. Standard DynaplatePart No. 4006Dimensions: 6.0″W x 2.0″ H x 0.50″ DMounting Holes: 2-1/2″ center to centerMounting Hardware:1-3″ Gold plated bolt and nut, 1-3″ Bronze bolt and nut, 3 copper washersWeight: 3 Lbs.Giant DynaplatePart No. 4012Dimensions: 12.0″W x 3.0″H x 0.50″DMounting holes: 6″ center to centerMounting hardware: 1-3″gold plated bolt & nut 1-3″ bronze bolt & nut 3-copper washers Weight: 7.0 Lbs.Super DynaplatePart No. 4018Dimensions: 18.0″W x 6.0″H x 0.50″DMounting Holes: 9-7/8″ center to center 3.0″ top to bottomMounting Hardware: 1-3″gold plated bolt & nut – 3-3″ bronze bolts & nuts – 5-copper washersWeight: 13.0 Lbs. Use for basic bonding and grounding Improves performance of electronics and reduces RF interference Offers the best path for hull bonding without long runs of copper foil Equivalent to 12 square feet of copper foil Provides a direct, low resistance path for improved lighting protection Deters electrolysis and galvanic corrosion Sintered porous bronze sphere construction for maximum conductivity in a compact size Low drag, non fouling shape Easy to install Easy to clean with wire brush Conforms to ABYC standards
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Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development

Gaining Ground: A Blueprint for Community-Based International Development


Used – Launched at a kitchen table in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, Mano a Mano began collecting and shipping medical supplies to impoverished Bolivian communities in 1994. Twenty years later, an organization that once operated exclusively from the founder’s basement has now successfully implemented over 300 infrastructure projects, including medical clinics, schools, roads, and water reservoirs. As a result of their efforts, over 700,000 Bolivians, who face one of the highest rural poverty rates

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Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists

Breaking Ground: Pioneering Women Archaeologists


At the close of the Victorian era, two generations of intrepid women abandoned Grand Tour travel for the rigors of archaeological expeditions, shining the light of scientific exploration on Old World antiquity. Breaking Ground highlights the remarkable careers of twelve pioneers-a compelling narrative of personal, social, intellectual, and historical achievement. -Claire Lyons, The Getty Museum “Behind these pioneering women lie a wide range of fascinating and inspiring life stories. Though each of their tales is unique, they were all formidable scholars whose important contributions changed the field of archaeology. Kudos to the authors for making their stories and accomplishments known to us all!” -Jodi Magness, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill This book presents twelve fascinating women whose contributions to the development and progress of Old World archaeology-in an area ranging from Italy to Mesopotamia-have been immeasurable. Each essay in this collection examines the life of a pioneer archaeologist in the early days of the discipline, tracing her path from education in the classics to travel and exploration and eventual international recognition in the field of archaeology. The lives of these women may serve as models both for those interested in gender studies and the history of archaeology because in fact, they broke ground both as women and as archaeologists. The interest inherent in these biographies will reach well beyond defined disciplines and subdisciplines, for the life of each of these exciting and accomplished individuals is an adventure story in itself

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Remapping Performance: Common Ground, Uncommon Partners

Remapping Performance: Common Ground, Uncommon Partners


Completing a trilogy of works by Jan Cohen-Cruz, Remapping Performance focuses on the work of artists and experts who collaborate across fields to address social issues. The book explores work of a range of artists who employ artistic training, methodologies and mind-sets in their work with experts from other sectors such as medicine and healthcare and from other disciplines, to draw an expanded map of performance platforms including university/ community partnerships, neighbourhood-bases, and cultural diplomacy. Case studies include ArtSpot Productions/Mondo Bizarro’s Cry You One about climate change in southern Louisiana, incorporating theatrics and organizing; Michael Rohd/Sojourn Theatre’s social and civic practices; Anne Basting’s University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee-based integration of performance and creative aging; and the collaborative cultural diplomacy experiment, smARTpower. Short companion pieces add expertise from Helen Nicholson, Todd London, Julie Thompson Klein, Nancy Cantor, Maria Rosario Jackson, and Penny Von Eschen. Jan Cohen-Cruz ends with suggestions for fully integrating performance in cross-sector initiatives. This latest book by a leading figure in engaged/ applied theatre and performance builds on its predecessors by offering a future-oriented perspective, a vision of art and performance interacting with a range of social sectors and with an emphasis on HE in such partnerships, and will be a ‘must-read’ for all students and scholars working in this field. ”

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Guest Dynaplate Sintered Bronze Ground Plates Dynaplate, 12″ X 3″ 1/2″, Loran C Use

Guest Dynaplate Sintered Bronze Ground Plates Dynaplate, 12″ X 3″ 1/2″, Loran C Use


Guest Dynaplate Sintered Bronze Ground Plates Dynaplate, 12″ X 3″ 1/2″, Loran C Use . Bronze grounding plates replace yards of copper foilLooks like a solid bronze plate, but actually a porous matrix of bronze spheres, presenting the same effective electrical surface as a much larger expanse of copper foil. Use as electronic ground for SSBs, Lorans and ham transceivers, or as a ground reference in bonding systems. Includes gold-plated bronze flathead fasteners and silver contact paste for superior conductivity. Plates have tapered ends and rounded edges for reduced turbulence. Standard DynaplatePart No. 4006Dimensions: 6.0″W x 2.0″ H x 0.50″ DMounting Holes: 2-1/2″ center to centerMounting Hardware:1-3″ Gold plated bolt and nut, 1-3″ Bronze bolt and nut, 3 copper washersWeight: 3 Lbs.Giant DynaplatePart No. 4012Dimensions: 12.0″W x 3.0″H x 0.50″DMounting holes: 6″ center to centerMounting hardware: 1-3″gold plated bolt & nut 1-3″ bronze bolt & nut 3-copper washers Weight: 7.0 Lbs.Super DynaplatePart No. 4018Dimensions: 18.0″W x 6.0″H x 0.50″DMounting Holes: 9-7/8″ center to center 3.0″ top to bottomMounting Hardware: 1-3″gold plated bolt & nut – 3-3″ bronze bolts & nuts – 5-copper washersWeight: 13.0 Lbs. Use for basic bonding and grounding Improves performance of electronics and reduces RF interference Offers the best path for hull bonding without long runs of copper foil Equivalent to 12 square feet of copper foil Provides a direct, low resistance path for improved lighting protection Deters electrolysis and galvanic corrosion Sintered porous bronze sphere construction for maximum conductivity in a compact size Low drag, non fouling shape Easy to install Easy to clean with wire brush Conforms to ABYC standards
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Golf from the Ground Up: A Building Block Approach to Consistent Golf

Golf from the Ground Up: A Building Block Approach to Consistent Golf


New – This is the official handbook of the Steve Dresser Golf Academy in Pawleys Island South Carolina. Steve is the 2004 Carolinas PGA Section Teacher of the Year and his golf school consistently is rated as one of the best in the country by both Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. With over 150 pictures and illustrations this is a very informative, entertaining read that is sure to help you with all aspects of the game.

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