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Waytha suggests peninsular civil servants in Sabah be given permanent residency
KOTA KINABALU (Aug 24): Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waytha Moorthy today expressed hope that civil servants from Peninsular Malaysia who have served... [...]
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Pierre Cardin’s Space-Age Fashion Takes Us Back to the Future
The Brooklyn Museum opens its doors to the 97-year-old French designer, still defined by his groovy late ’60s fashions. [...]
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Tottenham news: Mauricio Pochettino will not experiment with lineup against Newcastle
The Spurs manager bizarrely rebuffed questions of experimentation ahead of the fixture [...]
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Premier League team news: How Man Utd, Arsenal, Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and City will line up
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You’ll line up for these three new hottest beauty collabs
L’Oreal Paris and the Karl Lagerfeld house have concocted a line of makeup just in time for Fall. — Picture courtesy of L’Oreal Paris NEW YORK, Aug 23 — Cosmetics brands didn’t take any time off this summer, preferring to enrol major muscle to help create the arrays of colours to brighten autumn. From legendary ready-to-wear houses to influencers and even red-hot singers, the season’s makeup collaborations will bring a personal touch to your looks. Here are the three collections to watch for.Karl Lagerfeld x L’Oreal ParisFollowing Balmain and Isabel Marant, the cosmetics titan will be teaming up with the Karl Lagerfeld house to launch the season’s most anticipated makeup range. While no further information has been divulged as to the products that will be part of the collection, we do know that the collaboration should have a very special resonance, as it was initiated by the couturier and photographer before his passing, on February 19.“This line of makeup truly reflects the Karl Lagerfeld brand universe and what Karl loved in makeup — he often used eyeshadows as colours in his sketches,” said Caroline Lebar, Head of Image and Communication at Maison Karl Lagerfeld, in a press release.The collaboration will be unveiled on September 20, with a global launch is planned on September 27, at the height of Paris Fashion Week (September 23 till October 1st).     View this post on Instagram         A collaboration like no other. #KARLXLOREALPARIS will feature makeup classics with a rock-chic touch. Coming in September from @karllagerfeld and #LOREALPARISA post shared by L'Oréal Paris Makeup (@lorealmakeup) onJun 25, 2019 at 11:17am PDT Aya Nakamura x M.A.C CosmeticsM.A.C Cosmetics continues its streak of collaboration with international personalities by teaming up with Frenchie du jour Aya Nakamura to create its next makeup collection. Once again, the Djadja singer and the cosmetics stalwart are keeping the mood of the collection — and products — under wraps. But, looking at the chanteuse’s looks, we can predict a daring tornado of colours. Without specifying a release date, M.A.C has hinted at an early-fall launch.     View this post on Instagram         M•A•C x AYA NAKAMURA @ayanakamura_officiel #macxaya #staytunedA post shared by M•A•C Cosmetics France (@maccosmeticsfrance) onJul 18, 2019 at 9:09am PDT Jackie Aina x Anastasia Beverly HillsAmerican beauty influencer Jackie Aina came up with a palette of 14 eye shadows for the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand, in sparkling, metallic, and matte finishes. Jackie Aina, who has been advocating for makeup that can work with every complexion, has emphasised deeply pigmented shades to complement darker skin tones. Beauty addicts will love the sparkling orangey-red of “Wiggalese”, the rosy pinks of “Supreme” and “Pinker,” the respectively matte or sparkling purple of “Big Wig” and “Shookington,” in addition to more neutral tones like “Credit”, “Ginger”, and “Edges.”The limited-edition palette is already available in the United States, with a rollout to other markets just in time to glow through the fall. — AFP-Relaxnews     View this post on Instagram         ✨ ABH X Jackie Aina Palette ✨ ABH proudly presents our collaboration with @jackieaina We are so happy to bring Jackie’s vision to life. Happy Birthday Jackie 🎂🎉 ✨✨ Launch Details Below ✨✨ Available 8/6 on anastasiabeverlyhills.com + in-store with US retailers and on anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk on 8/15 and international 8/16 (exclusive in the U.K. with Harrod’s until 9/1). Limited edition $45 14 all-new shades 🎼 Track: CØDE - “Ghita” — OUT NOW on DIM MAKA post shared by Anastasia Beverly Hills (@anastasiabeverlyhills) onAug 4, 2019 at 3:20pm PDT [...]
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Digital-free holidays can affect your emotions in many ways
Tourists go through a rollercoaster of emotions when they disconnect from technology and social media while travelling. A study by the University of East Anglia (UEA), University of Greenwich and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), investigated how engaging in digital-free tourism impacted travellers’ holiday experiences. It involved losing access to technologies such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, the Internet, social media and navigation tools. The researchers, who also took part in the study themselves, examined participants’ emotions before they disconnected, during their disconnection, and after they reconnected. Published in the Journal of Travel Research, the findings show there were initial anxiety, frustration and withdrawal symptoms among many of the travellers, but later growing levels of acceptance, enjoyment, and even liberation. The findings in “Turning it off: Emotions in Digital-Free Travel” comes as the demand for so-called “digital detox” holidays is on the rise. Lead author Dr Wenjie Cai, from the University of Greenwich Business School, said: “In the current ever-connected world, people are used to constant information access and various services provided by different applications. Google Maps affords navigation and when taken away, the participants lost the ability to navigate, which caused anxiety for some. — Filepic “However, many people are increasingly getting tired of constant connections through technologies and there is a growing trend for digital-free tourism, so it is helpful to see the emotional journey that these travellers are experiencing. “Our participants reported that they not only engaged more with other travellers and locals during their disconnected travels, but that they also spent more time with their travel companions.” As well as looking at emotions Dr Cai, working with Dr Brad McKenna of UEA’s Norwich Business School and Dr Lena Waizenegger from AUT, used the theory of affordance to understand the loss or gain of technological opportunities while travellers engage in digital-free tourism. For example, Google Maps affords navigation and when taken away, the participants lost the ability to navigate, which caused anxiety for some. Dr McKenna said the findings have valuable implications for tour operators and destination management organisations to gain a better understanding of travellers’emotions when developing “off-the-grid” packages or tech-savvy tour products. “Understanding what triggers consumers’ negative and positive emotions can help service providers to improve products and marketing strategies,” said Dr McKenna. “The trips our travellers took varied in terms of lengths and types of destinations, which provides useful insights into various influencing factors on emotions. “We found that some participants embraced and enjoyed the disconnected experience straightaway or after struggling initially, while for others, it took a little bit longer to accept the disconnected experience. “Many also pointed out that they were much more attentive and focused on their surroundings while disconnected, rather than getting distracted by incoming messages, notifications or alerts from their mobile apps.” Solo travellers tended to feel vulnerable without technological assistance to buffer cultural differences, such as an unfamiliar language. Photo: AFP In total, 24 participants from seven countries travelled to 17 countries and regions during the study. Most disconnected for more than 24 hours and data was collected via diaries and interviews. By talking to other travellers, especially locals, many reported that they were given excellent advice and learned more about sights, places and beaches that were not on any tourism websites or guidebooks, but were a highlight of their trips. Once reconnected, many participants said they were upset and overwhelmed as soon as they saw all the incoming messages and notifications they received over the days they were disconnected. However, having enjoyed the engagement with locals and physical surroundings during disconnection, some decided to have another digital detox in the future. Various factors affected how travellers perceived the digital-free tourism experience. Participants suffered anxieties and frustrations more in urban destinations due to the need for navigation, instant information access, and digital word-of-mouth recommendation seeking. Those in rural and natural destinations, on the other hand, tended to have withdrawal symptoms related to being unable to report safety or kill time. Participants travelling as a couple, or in a group, tended to be more confident to disconnect than solo travellers. They reported suffering less or even had no negative withdrawal symptoms when travelling with companions who are connected; while solo travellers tended to feel vulnerable without technological assistance to buffer cultural differences, such as an unfamiliar language. On a personal level, withdrawal symptoms tended to be stronger for travellers who participated in digital-free tourism with many social and professional commitments. They were also more likely to have negative disconnected experiences. Some participants tried, but could not disconnect during their travels either because they did not feel secure and thought they would get lost, or because they had private commitments that did not allow them to be unavailable. — University of East Anglia   [...]
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Aston Villa 2-0 Everton AS IT HAPPENED: Wesley and El Ghazi seal first Premier League win
Aston Villa record their first win of the season as goals from Wesley and El Ghazi down profiligate Everton. [...]
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Barcelona transfer news LIVE: Neymar offer demanded today, Real Madrid ramp up pursuit
BARCELONA TRANSFER NEWS LIVE - Express Sport brings you all the latest transfer gossip from Catalonia including the latest on their pursuit to bring Neymar back to the Camp Nou. [...]
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Woman who drove against traffic on Malaysia road arrested
The woman who was caught driving at high speed against traffic along Jalan Pandan Indah in a viral video has been arrested. Selangor Traffic Investigations and Enforcement Department chief Supt Azman Shari'at said the arrest was made on Wednesday (Aug 21) after the 27-year-old driver presented herself at the Ampang Jaya police station. "The driver confessed to being the person in the video. "She was driving against the flow of traffic while going home because she had entered the wrong lane. "She then panic and continued driving in hopes of exiting the lane as quickly as possible," he said when contacted Thursday (Aug 22). Supt Azman added that a urine test conducted on the driver came back negative. She is currently out on police bail. The 45-second video, which went viral on Tuesday (Aug 20), shows a white Perodua Alza being driven on the wrong side of the road along Jalan Pandan Indah around midnight. ALSO READ: Wanted: Driver filmed driving fast against traffic on Malaysian road [...]
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3 of the hottest beauty collaborations to anticipate this season
Cosmetics brands didn’t take any time off this summer, preferring to enroll major muscle to help create the arrays of colors to brighten fall. From legendary ready-to-wear houses to influencers and even red-hot singers, the season’s makeup collaborations will bring a personal touch to your looks. Here are the three collections to watch for. – AFP Relaxnews Karl Lagerfeld x L’Oreal Paris Following Balmain and Isabel Marant, the cosmetics titan will be teaming up with the Karl Lagerfeld house to launch the season’s most anticipated makeup range. While no further information has been divulged as to the products that will be part of the collection, we do know that the collaboration should have a very special resonance, as it was initiated by the couturier and photographer before his passing, on Feb 19. “This line of makeup truly reflects the Karl Lagerfeld brand universe and what Karl loved in makeup – he often used eyeshadows as colours in his sketches,” said Caroline Lebar, head of image and communication at Karl Lagerfeld, in a press release. The collaboration will be unveiled on Sept 20, with a global launch is planned on Sept 27, at the height of Paris Fashion Week (Sept 23 – Oct 1). View this post on Instagram A collaboration like no other. #KARLXLOREALPARIS will feature makeup classics with a rock-chic touch. Coming in September from @karllagerfeld and #LOREALPARIS A post shared by L'Oréal Paris Makeup (@lorealmakeup) on Jun 25, 2019 at 11:17am PDT Aya Nakamura x MAC Cosmetics MAC Cosmetics continues its streak of collaboration with international personalities by teaming up with Frenchie du jour Aya Nakamura to create its next makeup collection. Once again, the Djadja singer and the cosmetics stalwart are keeping the mood of the collection – and products – under wraps. But, looking at the chanteuse’s looks, we can predict a daring tornado of colours. Without specifying a release date, MAC has hinted at an early-fall launch. View this post on Instagram M•A•C x AYA NAKAMURA @ayanakamura_officiel #macxaya #staytuned A post shared by M•A•C Cosmetics France (@maccosmeticsfrance) on Jul 18, 2019 at 9:09am PDT Jackie Aina x Anastasia Beverly Hills American beauty influencer Jackie Aina came up with a palette of 14 eyeshadows for the Anastasia Beverly Hills brand, in sparkling, metallic, and matte finishes. Aina, who has been advocating for makeup that can work with every complexion, has emphasised deeply pigmented shades to complement darker skin tones. Beauty addicts will love the sparkling orangey-red of “Wiggalese”, the rosy pinks of “Supreme” and “Pinker”, the respectively matte or sparkling purple of “Big Wig” and “Shookington”, in addition to more neutral tones like “Credit”, “Ginger”, and “Edges.” The limited-edition palette is already available in the US, with a rollout to other markets just in time to glow through the fall. View this post on Instagram ABH X Jackie Aina Palette ABH proudly presents our collaboration with @jackieaina We are so happy to bring Jackie’s vision to life. Happy Birthday Jackie Launch Details Below Available 8/6 on anastasiabeverlyhills.com + in-store with US retailers and on anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk on 8/15 and international 8/16 (exclusive in the U.K. with Harrod’s until 9/1). Limited edition $45 14 all-new shades Track: CØDE – “Ghita” — OUT NOW on DIM MAK A post shared by Anastasia Beverly Hills (@anastasiabeverlyhills) on Aug 4, 2019 at 3:20pm PDT [...]
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Selangor to have own early disaster warning system by 2022, says mentri besar
Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari is pictured after a Selangor State Assembly session in Shah Alam July 31, 2019. — Picture by Yusof Mat Isa SHAH ALAM, Aug 23 — Selangor will have its own early disaster warning system by 2022 with the completion of a joint study between the state government and two universities, including one from Japan.Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari said Strengthening the Safety and Security of Communities by Understanding Disaster Risk and Community-Led Disaster Risk Reduction (Sedar) study had been conducted since March last year by the Selangor Disaster Management Unit in collaboration with Japanese International Cooperation Agency (Jica), Tohoku University and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Kuala Lumpur.“The focus of this study is to enable the government and the community to effectively address the risks of disasters. This study will focus on data collection such as rainfall distribution and land movement to enable early warning systems for disasters such as flash floods and landslides.“The team has carried out several studies in areas of frequent landslides and flash floods such as Hulu Langat, Kapar and Klang,” he told reporters after presenting the initial report of the study here today.Amirudin added that in the initial report, three preliminary proposals have been put forward, namely the need for more efficient data collection, disaster prone area maps and the development of a community communication network for disaster recovery.Meanwhile, commenting on complaints by residents around Kuala Selangor and Sabak Bernam over the unsatisfactory condition of the area’s main roads, Amirudin said it was inevitable since the main road was part of the Banting-Taiping West Coast Expressway project construction.He said he was closely monitoring the progress and issues related to the project to ensure that it would be completed on time or even earlier. — Bernama [...]
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‘Rock star’ Gaggan hungry for new Bangkok venture after restaurant closure
This picture taken on August 20, 2019 shows chef Gaggan Anand preparing a dish during an interview with AFP in his home in Bangkok. — AFP pic BANGKOK, Aug 23 — In a Nirvana T-shirt, self-styled “culinary rock star” Gaggan Anand expresses no regrets about killing his golden goose — a two-Michelin-starred Bangkok restaurant ranked among the best in the world.“Sudden things in life are not planned, like a hurricane, like a typhoon. It just comes, you deal with it,” the 41-year-old told AFP in his loft-style apartment in the Thai capital, with fridges covering an entire wall, a long dining table, and a bookshelf-size pantry.The imminent closure tomorrow of “Gaggan”, where a 25-course meal in a colonial villa costs 8,000 baht (RM1,131), stunned the culinary scene.Gaggan’s shock move sent foodies in a spin as reservations were cancelled.To some it was a puzzling act of self-sabotage, but to the mercurial and blunt Gaggan the move was hastened by creative necessity after a dispute over shares with business partners.“I am tired. I am laughing. I am crying. I AM JUST A HUMAN,” he said this week in an emoji-laden Instagram post in which he apologised to customers and said “64 rebels” had walked out with him.“At the age of 41 the biggest lesson I learned was never leave anyone behind!!” he wrote, admitting he gets “too emotional sometimes”.He told AFP that his new, more intimate space likely opening in October will host 40 diners per evening, but his ambition remains expansive.“In 10 years I will be one of the greatest chefs of the 21st century. A world star,” he said, looking through big black glasses.“Every year, at least 20,000 tourists already make the trip to Bangkok to try my cooking.”Lick It Up A disciple of the Catalan master of molecular cuisine Ferran Adria, Gaggan opened his eponymous restaurant in 2010 in Bangkok’s glitzy business district.Five years later it catapulted into Asia’s fifty best restaurants.In Thailand’s 2018 edition of the Michelin guide — the first for a country where cheap street food is famous — it nabbed two stars, and this year was fourth-ranked globally in the World’s 50 Best, a list that received criticism in the past for not being more inclusive.The hit Netflix show Chef’s Table followed Gaggan around the city as he shopped in local markets or prepped meals in the kitchen.His secret for success: Serving up molecular — or what he calls “progressive” — gastronomy in Asia and revolutionising Indian cuisine by introducing Japanese and even South American influences.Among his creations are foie gras with goat’s brains, spherical yogurt served on a spoon, and an oyster topped with horseradish cream, a dish he calls “Viagra”.For one course customers are also encouraged to lick their plates as the Kiss song Lick It Up blares out over speakers.Share squabble He hopes to bring the same unexpected flair to his new venture this time using his full name Gaggan Anand.A former drummer and rock lover, Gaggan likes to listen to Nirvana or Red Hot Chilli Peppers in the kitchen.“I’m a culinary rock star, an anti-conformist,” he said smiling.Born in 1978 in an underprivileged part of Calcutta, he began cooking with his mother “who made simple but incredible dishes”.At 18 he enrolled in a hotel school, then set up a meal delivery business.In 2007, separated from his first wife, he decided to start afresh and came to Thailand with only “a few hundred dollars”.After working at several restaurants, he made a snap decision to set up his own after a booze-fuelled evening with friends.He convinced the team at the then-number one restaurant in the world — Adria’s El Bulli in Spain — to take him on as in intern.“I discovered the emotional experience of cooking: Mixes of flavours, textures and incredible techniques, I wanted to apply his revolutionary methods in Asia.”Gaggan’s project was ascendant for almost 10 years.But the disagreement with business partners spelled the end.“I wanted to own more shares in the establishment, to have more control, but my partners have refused,” he told AFP.He said on Instagram post he owned a 25 per cent minority stake.But in the coming restaurant, he wrote, his daughter will be the biggest shareholder, “so you can be sure, my next venture will be driven from love and pure passion”. — AFP   [...]
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Singapore Prisons: Articles purportedly by Malaysian drug mule Pannir Selvam not written by him, part of ‘orchestrated campaign’
The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) said inmate Pannir Selvam Pranthaman admitted he did not write the articles published in Malaysian media that were purportedly written by him. — Picture courtesy of Pannir Selvam’s family SINGAPORE, Aug 23 — A Malaysian prisoner on death row has told the Singapore Prison Service (SPS) that he did not write the articles published in Malaysian media that were purportedly written by him.The SPS said in a statement today that it was aware of the articles, in which inmate Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, who was given a stay of execution in May, had detailed his experiences in Changi Prison.“Pannir has told SPS that he did not write the articles. The articles have been written in Pannir’s name, (in the first person) by someone else. This appears to be part of an orchestrated campaign to put pressure on the Singapore Government,” said the SPS, adding that it will further investigate the matter.Pannir, a 31-year-old drug mule, was convicted in 2017 of trafficking 51.84g of heroin.He was due to be hanged on May 24 but was given a stay of execution a day before, after the apex court granted an eleventh-hour appeal.Minister for Law and Home Affairs K. Shanmugam had earlier revealed that Malaysia’s law minister Datuk Liew Vui Keong has written a letter to the Singapore government to appeal on Pannir’s behalf.Shanmugam added that Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan government, which is ideologically opposed to the death penalty, has made appeals to Singapore for clemency in three cases since it came to power.But it is not possible for the Singapore government to oblige, he said, as it would go against due process.Pannir’s lawyer N. Surendran, who has been representing Malaysian convicts on death row, last month urged the Mahathir government to urgently speak to Singapore on behalf of four Malaysians who were then facing imminent execution.Surendran, who is also the adviser for Malaysian human rights group Lawyers for Liberty, had also charged that his country’s prisoners were being targeted, an accusation that Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs has described as “baseless”. — TODAY [...]
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Dr M: Govt may recalibrate poverty measurement if UN rep is right
PETALING JAYA: The government may reconsider recalibrating methods used to measure the country's poverty rates after a United Nation's representative said it may be higher than the official numbers. [...]
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Tom Holland and Robert Downey Jr. reunite amid Spider-Man split reports     – CNET
Iron Man loves Spidey 3000. [...]
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#FashionFriday: How To Be Bold In Neon
Embrace neon, loud and proud! What’s not to love about neon? It’s your one-way ticket to being unique and an attention grabber piece no matter what you pair it with. Whether it’s a head-to-toe outfit, a pop of colour from your accessories or contrasting it with your neutrals – the styling opportunities are endless. We’re here to show you how you can flaunt this ‘90s revival! So go ahead and click next to find out more.  The post #FashionFriday: How To Be Bold In Neon appeared first on female. [...]
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