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Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record. The Antarctic has registered a temperature of more than 20C (68F) for the first time on record, prompting fears of climate instability in the world’s greatest repository of ice.

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record

The 20.75C logged by Brazilian scientists at Seymour Island on 9 February was almost a full degree higher than the previous record of 19.8C, taken on Signy Island in January 1982. It follows another recent temperature record: on 6 February an Argentinian research station at Esperanza measured 18.3C, which was the highest reading on the continental Antarctic peninsula.

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record. Brut - Cette architecte transforme les vêtements en matériaux innovants. Would you wear clothes made from rubbish? What will the fashion industry look like in a decade?

Would you wear clothes made from rubbish?

If I had my way, it would have reinvented its approach to ‘waste’, mass-produced fashion would no longer exist and we would value clothes for how they are made, not by whom. I believe this is possible: last year, I launched TRASHMag - a magazine focusing on designers and artists producing ethical work. The nine young innovators here are part of that cohort. Choose vintage, avoid stretch: how to wear jeans sustainably. Why are jeans so controversial?

Choose vintage, avoid stretch: how to wear jeans sustainably

Konbini news - Vieux rideaux, nouvelles fringues : pour une mode responsable avec les Récupérables. Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language winner of best picture. After an awards season marked by its predictability, the Oscars delivered a spectacular final-reel twist on Sunday evening, naming capitalist satire Parasite best picture.

Parasite makes Oscars history as first foreign language winner of best picture

Bong Joon-ho’s comedy-drama about an impoverished family who infiltrate the household of a wealthier one is the first film not in the English language to take the top prize. It also took best director, best original screenplay and best international film. Sam Mendes’s 1917 had been tipped to rule triumphant at this year’s Academy Awards, following its key victories at the Baftas, Golden Globes and crucial bellwethers such as the Producers Guild Awards.

In the event, the harrowing first world war drama took three awards: for Roger Deakins’ cinematography and for its visual effects and sound mixing. Bong’s film also defeated Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Jojo Rabbit and The Irishman to best picture. He also thanked Tarantino for championing his work: “Quentin, I love you.” Jiggery-bespokery. During 20 years spent as creative director of Jimmy Choo, Sandra Choi has become used to having the final say.


Whether it’s the pile of the carpet in Choo’s network of stores, or the models booked in its advertising campaigns, or – naturally – every tiny detail in the hundreds of styles of shoes and bags that the company releases each year, her job has always been to assume ultimate aesthetic responsibility for every aspect of the business. Until now. This November, Choi and Choo are introducing a capsule collection that hands that responsibility over to their customers. Informally, Choi calls it “Pick and Mix” – the above-the-line title is, less irreverently, “cruise capsule jewel collection” – and the idea is to let clients partially produce the shoes they choose to buy.

The process begins with selecting your shoe style (from a choice of six), its height and its colour. So what’s going on? Mass customisation is not a new idea. Raf Simons Becomes Co-Creative Director at Prada. MILAN — In a move that could reshape the fashion world, Miuccia Prada and Patrizio Bertelli, the creative director and chief executive of the Prada Group, the thinking woman’s brand and one of the gravitational poles of the Italian industry, announced on Sunday that they were appointing the Belgian designer Raf Simons as co-creative director of Prada.

Raf Simons Becomes Co-Creative Director at Prada

Mr. Simons and Ms. Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman's "Deeply Offensive" Pro-Female Director Oscars Ensemble. Natalie Portman's ensemble at this year's Academy Awards — she wore a cape embroidered with the names of snubbed female directors — earned her both some positive headlines and also a good deal of Twitter backlash.

Rose McGowan Slams Natalie Portman's "Deeply Offensive" Pro-Female Director Oscars Ensemble

Now, one prominent onlooker is stating, for the record, that she wasn't impressed by the get-up: Rose McGowan. In a Facebook post published Tuesday, the activist and filmmaker called the cape "the kind of protest that gets rave reviews from the mainstream media for its bravery. " She added, "Brave? No, not by a long shot. More like an actress acting the part of someone who cares. McGowan went on to challenge Portman to do more for female directors than wear a cape with their names on it. (Portman has actually worked with three female helmers on feature films, but two were omnibus films with multiple directors: Mira Nair in New York, I Love You, Rebecca Zlotowski for Planetarium and Vanita Shastry for The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards. Read McGowan's full statement below. In Bhutan, Happiness Index as Gauge for Social Ills.

In 2008, Nicolas Sarkozy, then the president of France, commissioned the economists Joseph E. Stiglitz, Amartya Sen and Jean-Paul Fitoussi to write a report investigating the usefulness of happiness in development indexes. In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution inviting member states to consider measures that could better capture the “pursuit of happiness” in development. The first World Happiness Report was released in 2012. But Mr. Ura acknowledged that questions have arisen about whether a happiness indicator was nothing more than a thought experiment praised in elite academic circles and among wealthy nations. Suicide-note-confession-doctor-says-he-didn-t-vaccinate-children-despite-parents-wishes-1.

TORONTO -- An Illinois doctor admitted in a suicide note that he went against parents’ wishes and may not have vaccinated their children, local police said.


In response, Cook County health officials issued a notice to the former patients of the late pediatrician Dr. Van Koinis, according to WGN-TV in Chicago. His note reportedly mentioned how he felt “horrible regrets” over the way he’d handled cases in the past decade, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart told the outlet. Police suggested he may have forged vaccination documents to trick unsuspecting parents. It’s unclear just how many patients were affected because Koinis’ records were incomplete and in disarray.