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Pharrell Williams has teamed up with Chanel to create a capsule collection of ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. — AFP pic
NEW YORK, March 26 — Having built up a close relationship with the French fashion giant over a period of years, American musician and producer Pharrell Williams has now co-designed a capsule collection with the brand, reports Women’s Wear Daily yesterday. The man who penned the mega-successful Happy will also star in the advertising campaign for this collaboration.The relationship between Williams and Chanel has grown ever stronger in recent years. The American songwriter and record producer has done some catwalk modelling for the French fashion house, he has been the face of its Gabrielle bag, and he was involved in designing a pair of the brand’s sneakers in 2017. This partnership has now been taken to another level with yesterday’s launch of a capsule collection which will hit stores in early April.The Chanel-Pharrell collection consists of some 40 items, a dozen of which are ready-to-wear pieces that combine Chanel’s signature motifs with the American rapper’s urban vibe. There are pieces that are borrowed from a man’s wardrobe, as is a long-standing tradition at the fashion house.The collection consists of short and long dresses, t-shirts in a range of colours, jewellery, sunglasses, leather goods, and a selection of shoes including sneakers and mules.The fruits of this collaboration can be seen in a short film starring Pharrell Williams alongside a bevy of high-profile models (Soo Joo Park, Yoon Young Bae, Adesuwa Aighewi, Alton Mason and Anok Yai). They take off on a road trip together after dark dressed in pieces from the collection.The Chanel-Pharrell collection will be available in a selection of Chanel stores around the world from April 4. — AFP-Relaxnews View this post on Instagram ...and of course, Karl named the collection #CHANELPHARRELL @chanelofficial #adA post shared by Pharrell Williams (@pharrell) onMar 24, 2019 at 8:41am PDT [...]
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LANGKAWI, March 25 — The Joint Malaysia-Russia Commission for Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation (ESTC) will be re-activated to foster ties between the two countries.Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said for this reason, he will be receiving courtesy visits from a Russian delegation which is here for the 2019 Langkawi International Maritime Aerospace Exhibition (Lima’19) this afternoon.He said the ESTC was signed almost five years ago but no action had been taken.“The Pakatan Harapan (PH) has held discussions with Russia and they want the commission to be re-activated to foster economic ties between the two countries.“I am representing Malaysia and will meet with the Russian delegation which is led by the Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, Denis Manturov. This is not a meeting but a courtesy visit to determine the new scope of the commission which will be drawn up in Russia next October,” he said.Azmin said this when met after he attended a lunch meeting with Langkawi PH members here today.He added that the new scope which has been proposed would focus on bilateral economic ties between the two countries.“We will also be looking at new areas which can be created, the collaborations which can be improved and we want the private sector from Malaysia to play a role in the new collaboration between the two countries,” he said. — Bernama [...]
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Brexit could have severe implications for the Premier League. – AFP file photo
The Premier League is taking Europe by storm this season but the dark clouds of Brexit threaten the English top-flight’s long-held position as the richest league in world football.
No deal has yet been agreed on the terms under which the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, leading to uncertainty among British businesses.
Despite its international profile, the Premier League is no different, particularly with so much of its success across the globe based on its cosmopolitan collection of players, coaches and owners.
So what could Brexit mean for the Premier League?
The value of the British pound has plunged since the referendum result in 2016, making transfer fees paid to European competitors much more expensive.
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino referred to the weak pound as one of the reasons his side failed to sign any players in pre-season and compared the impacts of Brexit to a car crash.
Football finance experts Deloitte also signalled the weakening of the pound as a contributory factor in Manchester United surrendering top spot in its Football Money League and falling behind Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Restrictions on foreign talent
In backing the Remain campaign in 2016, the Premier League’s former executive chairman Richard Scudamore described leaving the EU as “incongruous” to the league’s commitment to openness.
The global appeal of the competition depends on recruiting the best players, no matter where they are from, and an end to free movement for European players makes that a more onerous task.
“The Premier League is essentially the hub for a constellation of star brands,” Simon Chadwick, professor of sports enterprise at Salford University, told AFP.
“Therefore, any measures that are adopted to restrict the inward flow of overseas talent could ultimately diminish the Premier League’s market positioning, thereby undermining its competitive advantage.”
EU national players, including many who represent South American and African nations at international level but hold EU passports, will have to satisfy much stricter requirements to be handed a work permit.
The current system for non-EU players takes into account international appearances, the transfer fee, proposed wages and recent playing history to determine whether they receive a Governing Body Endorsement (GBE) from the Football Association.
Were these restrictions applied across the board, marquee signings would not be stopped. However, in the ever more competitive transfer market British clubs could be robbed of the opportunity to find hidden gems at the lower end of the market.
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante and Manchester City’s record signing Riyad Mahrez, who were both plucked from relative obscurity in France before winning the Premier League for Leicester City, have been cited as players who would be unlikely to receive a work permit.
In 2016, the BBC calculated that 332 players in the top two tiers of English football and the Scottish Premiership would not meet the criteria if the standards set for non-EU players were applied across the board.
Premier League clubs will also lose out on the chance to sign European players before their 18th birthdays, unless, as seems unlikely, the UK remains within the European Economic Area (EEA).
FIFA bans all overseas transfers for under-18s but makes an exception for movement within the EEA, which has allowed players such as Cesc Fabregas and Paul Pogba to move to England as 16-year-olds.
Despite lucrative overseas TV deals, the success of the Premier League is linked closely to the performance of the British economy.
There are already fears that domestic TV rights deals have peaked, with broadcasters paying less for matches in 2019-2022 than for the previous three-year period.
Guessing the future trajectory of the economy is tricky but if fans are hit in the pocket, clubs will lose out on ticket sales and merchandising revenue.
Boost for homegrown players?
One potential benefit from Brexit for the English national team is that more restrictions on foreign players will mean more opportunities for homegrown talent.
Currently, England-qualified players account for around 30 percent of starts in the Premier League.
However, the Premier League argue such restrictions would not help the England team and instead dilute the standard at which English internationals are competing every week.
“There is no evidence that stronger quotas than exist now would have a positive impact on national teams,” the league said in a statement in November. – AFP
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On March 21, investigators from the federal police’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention division had posted the notice of seizure outside Low’s family home in Penang.
KUALA LUMPUR, March 26 — The notice of seizure posted last week outside the RM25 million house of fugitive financier Low Taek Jho’s family in Tanjung Bungah Park, Penang, has gone missing.Members of the public have been flocking to the house dubbed “El Nitsjo” since news emerged that the property belonged to the family of Low, also known as Jho Low.It is unclear who removed the notice.A resident in the area who declined to be named told local daily The Star she saw a man stopping outside the three-storey house at about 11pm Sunday.“It was dark and I think he peeled off something from the gate,” she said.She added that the notice was not there when she checked the next day.Separately, George Town district police chief Assistant Commissioner Che Zaimani Che Awang said they will lodge a report with Bukit Aman’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention division on the missing notice.He said a case will be opened under Section 427 of the Penal Code for causing mischief.On March 21, investigators from the federal police’s Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Prevention division had posted the notice of seizure on the property.The Attorney General’s Chambers issued the notice on January 17 under the Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorism Financing Act.“Now pursuant to subsection 51 (1A) of the Act, it is hereby ordered that such immovable property be seized by the investigating officer and all dealings in respect of such immovable property are prohibited.“Take notice that failure to comply with this notice is an offence under the Act,” read the now missing notice.On the same day, a spokesman for Low issued a statement via the fugitive’s lawyers regarding the seizure that said the property was built and completed around 20 years ago, more than a decade before 1MDB existed and when Low was still a teenager.The spokesman then accused the Mahathir administration of using the public seizure for political mileage. [...]
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